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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1966, Mason City, Iowa newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION UOc a One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY IS 1H4 Tfttm FuH Stl 1OA ZONf SfCONPI ZONl MILITAXY ZONf SOUTH NAM Pholofax AREAS OF CONTROL Black areas on this map locate those portions of South Viet Nam in which the Saigon government has some form of control over the populace White areas show where the VietCong have control or where nobody has effective reign over the people This is notvan offi cial map but was made from information available to The AP by various news sources Cong control of S Viet An AP News Analysis By JOHN T WHEELER SAIGON South Viet Nam If Threefourths o South Viet Nam if controlled by the Viet Cong by nobody This is the opinion of authoritative sources have watched the Saigon governments grip weaken i bhe provinces even after the arrival of nearly 20000 US troops The situation throws a big shadow ove hopes for a permanent ceasefire and plans to move the country toward democracy These sources say the govern ment today controls less than a quarter of the land controls it that is in the sense of having government executive channels working in all respects Some US officials dont think this is too important They is argue that much of the area controlled by the Viet Cong or the no mans land is jungled or mountainous territory where few if any people live Since the Saigon regime controls the cities more than half the pop illation is in areas held by the government Only two of Viet Nams 45 rash kills 46 Yanks j Worst American air disaster of Viet Nam war Claims US superiority in missiles WASHINGTON AP Sec retary of Defense Robert S McNamara said Tuesday that present plans will give the Unit ed States enough missile capa bility to assure destruction oi both Russia and Red China even without the use of manned provinces are considered wholly under government control Gia Dinh which surrounds Sai gon and An Giang center of the lloa Hao religious sect which is determinedly antiCommunist Even in some areas listed in the government column the Viet Cong underground operates freely and the chance of am bush always haunt government and American troops Saigon police have battled with Viet Cong military units on the very outskirts of the capital Two district capitals roughly equiv alent to county sats in the United States been aban bombers He made that claim at a of a House subcommittee closed Armed session Services SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A US AirForce troop transport carrying 46 Ameri cans and a cargo of mortal shells crashed in dense fog and rain Tuesday in the central high lands just after taking off from An Khe All aboard were killed The twinengine C123 Fair child Provider slammed into a hillside five miles east of An Khe and the impact exploded the mortar shells The plane carried a crew of four from the 315th Air Commando Group and Offering of peace to Hanoi United States makes new bid CAIRO AP The United States has made a new peace overture to Hanoi and offered to hold off resumption of US air raids on North Viet Nam un til a response is received sources in Cairo reported Tues day The new offer was conveyed to Egyptian officials bythe US ambassador to Cairo Lucius Battle in the course of a meet ing Monday with the Foreign Ministrys undersecretaryrMo hamed Hassan El Zayyat the sources said El Zayyat relayed the new ap proach to North Viet Nams ambassador Nguyen Xuan soon after meeting Battle According to the informants the new US aproach to Hanoi includes an offer to discuss the controversial fourpoint Viet Cong peace proposal but makes ear at the same time US roops will not be withdrawn un 1 a peaceful settlement of the iet Nam issue is achieved The US proposal also ex ressed willingness to agree to participation of the Viet ong in any Viet Nam peace alks the sources said Further the United Stales greed to sit down at the peace able with any other country the Cong may ask either to oin it or represent it in Viet n peace negotiations the ources said 42 soldiers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment US officials said it was the worst American air crash in the Vietnamese war Ammunition and grenades carried by Ihe soldiers aboard exploded in the tremendous heat A search party reached the scene at noon in heavy rain The cloud ceiling was 300 feet when the plane took off The cause of the crash was not immediately known An Khe is the staging area for the US 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division which has been fighting the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars in the highlands It lies 250 miles northeast of Saigon in moun tains where Communist snipers occasionally shoot at American planes The C123 is a lumbering air craft with a cruising speed of 190 miles an hour The worst air disaster of the Vietnamese war involved a US Air Force C123 which crashed into a peak south of Nha Trang last Dec 11 killing 81 Vietnam ese soldiers and the four Ameri can crewmen The highest American toll in a plane crash indirectly connected with the war occurred last Aug 24 when a US Marine Corps C130 transport carrying fi3 Marines and two sailors back to the front from a brief leave crashed into Hong Kong harbor Fiftyeight perished The unit killed in the crash Tuesday was en route to join one of a number of general offen sives launched by the Ameri cans Australians South Ko r e a n s New Zcalanders and South Vietnamese soon after the lunar New Year truce end ed Sunday The probes so far have made almost no contact with the in surgents and a government spokesman said the Allied forces have completely lost the North Vietnamese regiments doned in the past month be cause of overwhelming Viet Cong pressure They were with in 30 miles of US Marine beachheads but that didnt save Minh Long and Hiep Due Viewing their past gains and the inability so far of the Allied VIET NAM Please turn to Page 2 Weather reading dips below zero The Globe Gazette weather instruments southeast of Mason City recorded one degree below zero at 8 am Tuesday Both KGLOs downtown instruments and the Mason City Municipal Airport recorded a zero reading at the same time The low for the night was 5 degrees below zero recorded at 10 pm North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy and continued cold Tuesday night with very light snow lows to 10 below Wednesday cloudy and con tinued cold highs 512 Weather details en Page 2 which is investigating his plan for a further cutback of the strategic bomber force Excerpts from McNamaras testimony were released to newsmen The secretary of defense as serted that The strategic missile force recommended for the fisca year period of 196771 will pro vide substantially more fore than is required for an assurei destruction capability agains both the Soviet Union and Com munist China Even if Russia in the 1970 used her entire missile force i an attack on the United State a very large proportion of ou alert forces would still survive And even onefifth of the Amer ican missiles predicted to su vive the first attack would d stroy about onethird of the tola population and half the indu MISSILES Please Turn to Page 2 Hitting the high Cs The United States they add d is ready to extend its cur ent moratorium on the bomb ng of North Viet Nam until it eceives a response to this lat est approach The new U S overture fol owed the rejection by Hanoi of he current American peace of ensive relayed to Battle last Thursday the informants said Battle acting on instructions rom Washington asked Egypt o keep contacts with Hanoi and outlined the new American ap proach to North Viet Nam The Communists demand the withdrawal of US troops a recognition of national rights of the Vietnamese people settle ment of South Viet Nams in ternal affairs in accordance with the program of the Viet Cong and reunification without outside interference PROCLAIMS HEART MONTH WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson a onetime heart patient proclaimed February as American Heart Month Tuesday The US Navy band of Task Force 77 uses rocket pods and 250pound bombs as a flight deck orchestra pit aboard the carrier USS Kittyhawk during a refueling at sea operation off the coast Pholofax of South Viet Nam The Navy explains thai it is standard pro cedure if a band is available to have live music whenever a ship is alongside for resupplying and refueling Inside The Globe MIST WINDS keep search ers from jetliner wreck age Page 12 BILL ON fouryear House terms lacking support Page 20 Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 6 Societynews 8910 Sports 1314 North Iowa news 15 Latest markets Mason City news 1617 Comics If Farm news 1 Classified pages 2021 Battle rural poverty WASHINGTON AP Pres dent Johnson proposed to Con jress Tuesday a manysided program to fight poverty in rural areas In a special message John son announced he will soon ap point a commission on rural poverty charged wilh making recommendations to him within a year on means of extending the nations abundance to pov ertyridden country areas Meantime he proposed an ex tensive planning program with federal aid and including pilot projects in an unspecified num ber of rural areas In the pilot counties Johnson said government departments especially labor welfare and agriculture would join in a con certed effort to bring social services to poor rural commu nities Johnson proposed creation 14B slows Senate business WASHINGTON of the bill to end the right of states to ban the union shop forced a slowdown of Senate business Tuesday to block a parliamen tary maneuver to get the meas ure up for debate Their first move was to force a lengthy reading of the jour nal of Mondays business The journal was 52 pages long 30 of these consisting of President Johnsons budget mes sage A filibuster was launched Monday even against a prelimi nary motion by Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Mon tana to bring the bijl up as the pending business But Mansfield arranged for a twohour morning hour peri od at the opening of Tuesdays session during which if he could get recognition he could make a nondebatable motion to bring up the bill It was to forestall this that opponents asked for the reading of the journal Under Senate rules the journal reading and several other things must be done before Mansfield would be entitled to recognition Normally the Senate agrees each day to a routine motion to consider the journal of the pre vious day approved without reading Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois is direct ing the fight against the bill to repeal Section 14B of the Taft Hartley law The section permits states to outlaw union shop contracts un der which all employes have to join a union or at least pay dues Dirksen who fjuarlerbacked a successful filibuster against the effort to bring up a 14B repeal er last October started things off Monday wilh a twohour 16minute speech against Mans fields motion to bring it up in this session of community development dis tricts and federal grants for 1 Districtwidc planning of public services and governmen tal functions where other feder al planning assistance is not available 2 Districtwide coordination of local planning activities with fereral programs and private initiative in a comprehensive towns rather than a single govj ernmental unit They said this would he much more efficient Each unit would be based on a natural economic area Officials said they thought the money on hand would be ade quate for the next fiscal year Johnson renewed his propos al for a Teacher Corps to help improve educational opportuni ties in poor rural areas He also proposed steps to make more doctors available In this connection he said he will recommend a program for giving federal loans to medical students who choose to practice in poor rural areas rural community attack on problems The secretary of agriculture would certify areas meeting re quirements for designation as community development dis tricts Federal assistance Johnson said would help support among other things a comprehensive survey of resources and needs such as labor skills industrial sites land and water resources health care education cultural opportunities and public scrv ices Administration officials said various government depart ments will have available about million to finance the federal share of the planning program in the fiscal iycar beginning July 1 These officials stressed that the planning districts might em brace several counties and Johnson said efforts of five administrations have provided some relief for hundreds of thousands of poor families who remain on small farms and in rural communities but added Yet the task remains un done To end the travail un employed and underemployed men to leach their children the skills they must liave to pros per in a competitive society to provide enough food adequate shelter and decent medical care for their families and to help them achieve freedom from want and fear in their later years known to have been in the coun try since before Christmas The Viet Cong in their first major action since the lunar New Year truce made an inten sive 15minute mortar attack before dawn on the US Marine base at Da Nang 380 miles northeast of Saigon Three Americans and two Vietnamese were killed and 11 Americans and 14 Vietnamese were wounded React to proposal on Cong Recognition is suggested WASHINGTON Sen J Fulbrights suggestion that the Viet Cong be recognized as a major part yto any negotia tions to end the war in Viet Nam drew mixed reaction Tues day on Capitol Hill The Arkansas Democrat chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Mon day that the war is between the Viet Cong guerrillas supported by North Viet Nam and the United States and South Viet Nam It would seem to me a proper party negotiations would be the Viet Cong Ful bright told newsmen He said that the policy of not recognizing the Viet Cong as a major party to any negotiations may be a stumbling block to the peace1 offensive Fulbright made his remarks after Secretary of State Dean Rusk explained the administra tions position at a threehour closed committee session Questioned by newsmen Ful bright said he had mentioned his suggestions to Rusk but the secretary doesnt agree A Republican member of Ful brights committee Sen Clif ford P Case of New Jersey said he didnt believe that rec ognition of the Viet Cong was a major factor Case told a reporter I as sume from what the President said that our position is flexible enough to make it not a major factor in the discussions or af fecting the possibility of nego tiations and that it is one of those things that is not wrong to leave judgment of the people in the executive branch Case referred to President Johnsons State of the Union address nearly two weeks ago Nebraska remap okayed by court LINCOLN Neb AP The Nebraska Supreme Court unani mously ruled Tuesday that the second legislative rcapporlion mcnt hill passed by the last leg islature contains no state con stitutional flaws The high court said the legis lature acted within its authority when it crossed county lines in realigning legislative district boundaries The discusion set the stage for a federal court test to deter mine if the redistricting plan meets the US Supreme Courts oneman onevote criterion If the federal court rejects the plan lawmakers pould be forced to run for office on an atlarge basis in this years elections State Sen Terry Carpenter of Scottsbluff had challenged the the reapportionment bill The high court ruled that when a federal panel of judges invalidated a portion of the so called 1962 area amendment to the slate constitution the re mainder of the amendment con tinued to be a valid and sub sisting part of the constitution The President said the United States is ready to discuss and consider the views of any group The reference was broad enough to include the Na tional Liberation Front political arm of the Viet Cong guerrillas Johnson had said previously this issue could be resolved More join in tax suit DES MOINES AP Five more counties have joined in at tempts to stop the lowa Tax Commission from raising property valuations for 1966 Filing suit Monday in Polk County District Court were Boone Dubuque Hamilton Al ia makee and Kossuth counties Earlier actions had been filed by Cass and Woodbury counties In an earlier suit 39 counties won an injunction barring the commission from increasing 1965 property valuations SAME BUck Hnmt Traffic hi rait 31 ;