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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1966, Mason City, Iowa Worst day of winter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The winters bitterest cold ranging down to 41 below zero at International Falls Minn sharpened by winds as strong as 40 miles an hour in the snowclogged East gripped the eastern twothirds of the nation Friday And a new driving storm thrust up out of the Southwest blowing snow and sleet into the southern and central Plains and lower Mississippi Valley Icy winds carried more snow to the southern and eastern shores of the Great Lakes and Now England More than 13 inches fell at Old Town Maine increasing the snow cover there to 27 inches At least a score of states had subzero temperatures this morning and the freeze nipped Floridas truck crops for the second straight day The feder alstate frost warning service said however lows in the 30s did not harm that states citrus groves Bemidji Minn with 40 be low zero missed by one degree sharing with its sister city In ternational Falls the dubious distinction ofbeing the coldest spot in the nation Weather reporters in Minne apolis Minn resorted to the Armys windchill tables to show that citys 2G minimum coupled with a 10 mph wind was the equivalent of 54 below A gas pipeline break cut off service to hundreds of homes and businesses in 10 northeast ern Nebraska communities with the thermometer reading 8 be low The largest town affected was Norfolk population 13000 Service was expected to be re stored by tonight Northern Minnesota accus tomed to dealing with cold waves had more than it could comfortably handle this time Postmaster Frank Blatnik curtailed home delivery of mail first time in 2G years But the Duluth NewsTribunes 1200 delivery boys all made their early morning runs In extreme northwestern Min nesota where unofficial night time temperatures have been 40 below for nearly a week heat ing has become a critical prob lem At Warroad fuel oil con gealed in lines and outside tanks and blow torches have been used to restore the flow At Rochester Minn aboul 6000 rural homes were withoul electricity for nearly three hours when relays failed in a power substation Thursday night Although around 15 temperatures were below zero no ex The newspaper that makes all North Iowans neighbors HOME EDITION QOc a One MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 28 19M AfsocUtcd FrtM Full wirtj VOL 307 Seeking British election LBJ advisers in bomb talks WASHINGTON Johnson said Fri day that there is no peace in Viet Nam because a few fanatical leaders belonging to a cult of hopelessness are pursuingthe old cynical strategy of rule or ruin We cannot and we must not let that strategy succeed Johnson said in addressing 100 young peo ple in the White House East Room But he shed no further en lightenment on a likelihood that the US lull in bombing in Viet Nam is coming to an end The question of bringing it to an end was under study at a secret meeting at the White House Thursday night of the President and key security ad visers As far as Johnson can deter mine his peace offensive has brought no brighter hopes for peace Johnson met with Secretary Thursday of State night Dean Ire me hardships were reported 22 below at Cresco and McGregor By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS The coldest weather of the winter gripped Iowa Friday and promised to hang on at least through the weekend Temperatures hit a knee knocking 22 below zero Friday morning at Cresco and McGre gor in the states northeastern corner It was 20 below in Wau kon 18 below in Sibley 17 be low in Waterloo and 16 below in Dubuque and Elkader Spencer had 15 below Cedar Rapids minus 11 and Des Moincs 10 below The overnight lows hit a peak of 2 below in Council Bluffs There was little comfort in experts explanation that it might have been even colder except for a cloud cover which moved in during the night The Weather Bursau said Fii day night would be much the same and readings may not get much above zero anywhere in Iowa Although the weatherman said it may warm up a little Sunday the fiveday forecast called for temperatures averaging 10 to 15 degrees below seasonal normal Thermometers agree on 18 All weather instruments in Mason City agreed Friday morning It was cold de grees below zero at 8 am And that was the minimum for the night preceding The Globe Gazettes instruments southeast of Mason City KGLOs down town instruments and the Ma son City Municipal Airports in strumcnts all registered the same for the first time in sev eral weeks North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy continued cold Friday night with light snow lows 10 below to 20 below Sat urday cloudy and cold with oc casional light snow highs 5 below to 10 below Weather details on Pagt 7 I Rusk Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara Director William F Raborn of the Cen tral Intelligence Agency and Gen Earle G Wheeler chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff It was one of a series of such toplevel sessions The President it was learned on high authority has no doubt in his own mind that the 36day bombing lull has failed to bring any hopeful response from Ha noi Moreover sources said the pause already has lasted much longer than was urged initially by foreign leaders who sug gested to Johnson that a tempo rary halt of air strikes might prompt Hanoi to try substituting negotiations for bloodshed It was learned too that John son in considering renewed bombing has been giving great est thought to timing and wheth er to escalate air operations against the North At the moment it was under stood the Presidents principal concern at home was with the more aggressive hawks rath er than with such influential figures as Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and Sen JW Fulbrighl DArk chair manof the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee Both Mansfield and Fulbright have recommended a continua tion of the pause Some a major stepup in bombing of North Viet Nam including attacks on Hanoi and Haiphong and other moves that would increase the risk of a di rect collision with Communist China Johnson was pictured as seek ing a middle ground deter mined to demonstrate the firm ness of American intentions but with the minimum force re quired Tama pack plant sued for Nab Hedy Lamarr for petty theft LOS ANGELES one ime Hollywood glamour queen Hedy Lamarr was arrested on a charge of petty theft Thurs day night in the parking lot of a department store police said A store security guard Helen McGarry said she watched Miss Lamarr drop clothing and other goods worth into a shopping bag before walking out of the store The actress 51 was later re leased on bond Police said she had in her purse movie checks and person al valuables totaling at least An attorney who helped ar range her bail Arthur Law rence said Miss Lamarr hac been shopping in the store with a friend and Im thoroughly con vinced this is all a matter of a misunderstanding Another attorney who said hi handled civil matters for Mis Lamarr Maurice Inman saic she told him by telephone dont know why I was arrested I have nothing to hide Miss Lamarrs Hollywood hey day came in the 1930s and 40s Inman said she had a com ortable living on royalties anc nvestment income Lawrence said she is also signed for a movie role and two elevision parts and is doing Laborites win in special vote LONDON Laborites pressured Prime Minister Harold Wilson Friday to call a general elec tion soon following the partys smashing win in a spe cial election at Hull First indications from Wilsons entourage sug gested that the prime minister would resist the argu ment that with the political tide running in his partys avor he might be able to Taxman in a conflict of interest DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes said Friday Tax Commission Chairman Lynn Potter is in a conflict of interest situation which must be re solved The governor called Potter honest honorable and dedicat ed but said there is a conflid of interest when he helps his wife prepare tax returns which could come before the commis feudm and iightm finished Sheriff Ross Boles Miss Oopie Reneau and her nephew James Reneau III buried the hatchet Thursday in their dispute over the Celina Tenn jail The Reneaus bought the jail for at public auction and agreed to let the sheriff Ptiolntax keep his prisoners there until the new jail is com pleted Miss Oopie at first threatened to free the prisoners so she could begin tearing down her jail to salvage the old bricks Cong GIs in fights HEDY LAMARR commercial advertising and writing a book Police Officer JP Flowerree said that when she was arrested Miss Lamarr had in her shop ping bag a twopiece knit suit a pen a necklace eight greeting cards a 50cent makeup compactand other in expensive items CEDAR RAPIDS suil asking was filed in US District Court Thursday againsl Tama Packing Co two of its officers and its associated com panics A S Marshall of Fort Worth ex filed the action agains fama its president Eugene M Jrown Triad Securities Co Schultz and Iowa Chemical iorp Marshall says the defendants owe him for work he did acquiring funds for the Schultz irm and another in punitive damages The Schultz company is the detergent firm acquired by Ta ma Pack last year and moved o Cedar Rapids Potgeter running for state senate HAMPTON James A Pot geter Steamboat Rock County Chairman of the Hardin County Republican Central Committee Friday announced his candidacy for the State Senate from the Grundy Hardin Franklin dis trict Potgeters announcement on the Republican ticket is the first in this new district formed under the temporary reappor tionmcnt plan Inside The Globe HUGE crimson ball orbit ing Page S GLOBE GAZETTE pho SAIGON South Viet Nam Viet Cong unleashed heavy smallarms fire Friday as three Allied drives pushed deep er into the Communist held coastal plain It appeared to be the biggest eruption of fighting since the end of the lunar New Year truce on Sunday night Helicopters of the US 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division came under intense fire as they landed troops north of Bong Son a town on Route I lying 280 miles northeast of Saigon Reports from the battle area spoke of repeated skirmishes No casualties were reported yet Two US Air Force Sky raiders were lost One jet ap parently was hit by heavy Com munist groundfire on a bomb ing run in support of Vietnam ese troops 25 miles northwest of Saigon The pilot was presumed killed Another Skyraider oper ating in support of the caval rymen near Bong Son crashed because of engine failure The pilot bailed out safely Since opening Operation Masher three days ago the cav alrymen have killed 37 Viet Cong and taken six prisoners but todays action was the first major encounter with the guer rillas a U S spokesman re ported The campaign tookthe Flying Horsemen out of the jun gled central highlands into the rice fields overlooking the South China Sea A related operation 20 miles to the south by South Koreas Capital Division continued to smoke out insurgents along Route 1 the countrys main northsouth highway which the Communists have long dominat ed Korean officers reported 69 Viet Cong killed 61 captured and 137 bunkers and caves blasted The US Armys 101st Air borne Division forming the third Allied spearhead also en countered heavy Viet Cong rifle automatic weapon and morlar fire as the paratroopers ad vanced north of Tuy Hoa 240 miles northeast of Saigon South Korean marines and South Vietnamese troops joined the Americans in the brisk ac tion in Operation Van Burcn The shooting tapered off at noon but continued sporadically South Vietnamese forces re ported only one minor attack four acts of sabotage and five harassmcnts by the Reds in the past 24 hours tographer Jo Moore Stewart picks her fa vorite pictures of 1965 Page 18 Clear Lake news 3 Editorials 4 Comics 5 Mason City news 78 Latest markets 7 Sports910 TV section 1112 North Iowa news 13 Exlowan war victim AUDUBON AP Word was received Friday by relatives o I Steven Jewell 18 formerly of Audubon but later of Counci Bluffs that he has been killed in Viet Nam Jewell had been in the Army in Viet Nam for several months and more recently in the Saigon area The word to relatives said he was killed Wednesday His parents are Holly B Jew ell of Lincoln Neb and Mrs Mildred Rogers of Counci Bluffs Among other survivor is a brother Mike who is with jthe Army in Korea Blame bad plates on thin metal DES MOINES AP The State Board of Control blamed delayed production order and he use of thinner metal Friday or many of the faulty vehicle iccnse plates which have pro Oked complaints from around owa Board Chairman Russell Wil son in a statement handed to ov Harold Hughes said the board and the Public Safety De partment usually sign a con ract by early December and production at the Anamosa Re ormatory begins in midJanua ry on plates for the following year Due to the delay in the deci sion of the gauge and type ol metal to be used the contracl was not completed and meta ordered until April 6 1965 saic Wilson Production began over three months later than usual A second shift was added bu Prison Industries still could not catch up Wilson said He said problems also may be expected with fully reflectorizec plates to be made for the firs time for 1967 because it wil be a new process or new materia or both Apparently the only re PLATES Turn to 2 teens Pholofax MISS CHINATOWN USA Hawaiis Jacque line Chun the 1966 Miss Chinatown USA receives her crown from 965 Miss Chinatown USA Mary Tom of New York at coronation ceremonies in San Franciscos Victory hall Thursday night Auditors to S Viet for graft war WASHINGTON AP For eign aid officials are increasing he number of auditors in Viet Nam amid charges of graft and corruption in administering rap dly expanding U S assistance programs there Officials of the Agency for Internationa Development said the number of auditors in Viet Nam has doubled in the past 12 months to 20 and that more are being sent Because the program is so large that it is impossible to cheek every operation before shipments are made a postau dit system is being used in which sample transactions arc checked If a violation is uncov ered the officials said import ers arc penalized and the South Viet Nam government is asked to pay back the loss Charges of black market prof iteering arid fund diversions were made Wednesday by Rep Wayne L Hays DOhio as the House Foreign Affairs Commit tee questioned Secretary of State Dean Rusk and AID Ad ministrator David E Bell aboul proposed foreign aid increases for Viet Nam Bell and Rusk expressed con cern at the black marketing re ports and asked the U S Em bassy in Saigon to provide de tails sion He said he would count on Potter to resign if the conflicl can be resolved in no other way but held out hope of some other solution Hughes said Potter a Cresco Democrat has made no secre since he has been in state gov ernment of the fact that he wa acting as a tax consultant Bu Hughes said he did not kno1 that Potter was helping fill ou returns The governor said the low Senate which confirmed Po tcrs appointment shares th responsibility of clarifying th issue and warding off any con flict He said he has asked Potte and Atty Gen Lawrence Sea lise to study the matter and re port to him next week to see i it is possible for him Potter t remove himself totally from an conflict If there is a clear conflict o interest that cannot be removec I am sure Mr Potter will re sign without me asking him to added the governor Hughes repeatedly praise Potters openness about th matter his honesty and his dec ication to his job I am not going to sit aroun here and see a guy who is hon est and honorable cut up ove something that has been a ma ter of public information fo years the governor said He said Potter has worke night after night sometime until 1 and 2 am and some times on weekends on his Ta Commission job Hughes asserted Potters pr vateactivities have not take time from his state job but o the contrary Potter could tak a 30day vacation now with goo conscience After Hughes made his mcnts Potter said he has acte and will continue to act wit the utmost loyalty to the stat and to the administration Again insisting there is n conflict of interest Potter sai that nevertheless he will mak a proposal designed to satisf the governors concern Potter added If it mean that I am going to have I throw away the work of half m lifetime in order to have the ex cruciating joy of continuing i office then I woild have I give the situation serious recon sidcralion Potter founded and operate the Potter Accounting Servic in Cresco but turned over il operation to his wife when h was appointed to the commis sion in 1962 46 Killed in German crash BREMEN Germany AP A Lufthansa twinengine plane with 46 persons aboard crashed on landing here Friday and po lice said all passen gers and four crew members perished Police said the plane was on a night from Frankfurt to Ham burg olster his slim majority in he House of Commons Wilsons government won a veyear mandate in the 1964 eneral election but the prime linister can go to the voters at ny time victory of Labor candi ate Kevin McNamara in Hull Thursday night and the eath of Conservative MP Dame Edith Pitt Thursday in reased Wilsons majority in Commons from 2 votes to 4 McNamara 31 a law lectur er defeated Conservative candi date Toby Jessel also 31 by 5 551 votes It was the biggest margin registered in the district by any political party in more han 15 years and was 4170 votes more than Labors win ning margin there in the 1964 eneral election Wilsons stock has risen imilarly in recent public opin on polls and a corresponding shift in the vote on a national scale would give Wilson a sub stantial majority in Commons But his closest confidants report he is convinced the British peo ple have had enough politics in the past few years and want a period of stable government Wilson reportedly voters might react against an other election campaign with apathy or might turn against Labor for forcing another elec tion The Hull victory was seen as a personal endorsement of Wil son and a slap at Edward Heath leader of the Conserva tive opposition McNamara who fought his campaign on Wilsons policies KEVIN MCNAMARA Winner in elecHon polled 24479 votes or 522 per cent Jessel got 19128 or 408 per cent The big loser was Laurie Mill ward a Hull city councillor who ran for the tiny Liberal party and polled 2945 votes In 1964 her vote was 7570 Much attention was paid be fore the election to Richard Gott a leftwing independent who campaigned against Wil sons support of US policies in Viet Nam There was specula tion that he would siphon off enough Laborite votes to put a Conservative in but he polled only 253 votes Two fringe candidates Kelvin Woodburne and Russell Eckley collected 68 votes between them Cleared of labor count DENISON Nation al Labor Relations has cleared Farmbesl Inc of Dcni son of unfair labor practice charges the firm said Thurs day Company officials said the NLRB ruled there was insuf ficient evidence to support charges that the farmerowned cooperative had pressured work ers not to join a union SAME DATE1HS47 Traffic Dull In 21 Hears ;