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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1965, Mason City, Iowa VIET CONG STRIKES AT DA NANG Heres mute evidence of the damage done by the Viet Cong in their hitandrun attack early Thursday at the Da Nang air base At left a battered engine is all that remains of Do Wong hit Marines land SAIGON South Viet Nam Viet Cong killed one American destroyed three planes and damaged three oth ers in a hitandrun attack on the Da Nang air base Thursday But US Air Force and Navy planes struck at North Viet Nam during the day without let up Bridges barracks and radar installations were among the prime targets and more propa ganda leaflets were dropped over populated areas a US spokesman said He said all planes returned safely More US Marines landed in South Viet Nam at the coastal city of Qui Nhon A US spokes man said between 400 and 500 were coming ashore from 7th Fleet ships and would provide security for the Qui Nhon area as well as combat support for the republic of South Viet Nams armed forces Qui Nlion 270 miles northeast of Saigon is the fourth area to be defended by the Leather necks The others are the air bases at Da Nang 380 miles northeast of Saigon Chu Lai 20 mites south of Da Nang and Phil Bai 35 miles north of Da Nang In the central highlands 150 miles south of Da Nang four Americans and about 50 Viet namese were killed in a Com munist ambush near Cheo Reo But the Red guerrillas were driven off with heavy losses aft er a day oC closein fighting unofficial total of Ameri can combat dead in Viet Nam totaled 445 since December 1961 The hitandrun attack on Da Nang was carried out while a majority of the Americans on the key base were asleep US military authorities in Saigon said their information in dicated a small group of guer six trated onto the base with ex plosives and 57mm recoilless rifles A spokesman said barbed wire circling the base was found cut A US spokesman said one US Air Force policeman was killed by small arms fire and two US Marines were wound ed Two C130 Hercules transports and an F102 Delta Dagger jet interceptor were destroyed and another Hercules and two Delta Daggers were damaged the spokesman said All were at the southern end of the airstrip He said fire from the recoil less rifles hit the fourengine turboprop transports and jet fighters Only single bill remains for signature DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes signed 24 bills Thursday leaving only one of those passed by the 1965 legis lature still to be acted upon Those signed included meas ures to allow state and local governments including school districts to pay all or part of the cost of health insurancc for their employes Another allows the Liquor Control Commission to issue seasonal liquor licenses Still another gives the Iowa Natural Resources Council pow er to enforce as well as to pre pare plans for use control and conservation of the states wa ter resources Governmental reorganization al measures signed included a hil toput the civil defense do partment into a new depart ment of public defense headed by the Iowa adjutant general and a bill to provide for some one to take over for the gover nor if he becomes disabled The only bills still awaiting action is a measure that changes the deadlines for assessment of property North Iowa Weather outlook Locally heavy rain Thvrt day night warmer lows In the 40s Decreasing thowert Friday highs in 1 Iowa tax revenue up 7 per cent DES MOINES AP Reve nue from all Iowa taxes in the year which ended June 30 was about 7 per cent higher than in he previous year State Treas NORTH VIET NAM Quant Tr Phototax WAR lo cates Da Nang A where Viet Cong forces raided our air base destroying three planes damaging three others and killing one Ameri can US Marines landed at the South Vietnamese coastal city of Qui Nhon At Cheo Reo four Ameri cans and about 50 Vietnamese were killed in a Communist ambush urer Paul Thursday Franzenburg said He said the increase con firms Democratic claims that day to day income will support day to day expenses approved by the 19G5 legislature and windfall money resulting from lax changes can be used solely for capital improvements Franzenburg said net receipts in the fiscal year just ended were That is 718 per cent higher than the pre vious years net receipts of The motor went up 235 million Sales tax income rose 712 per cent to million The individual income lax on Iowa residents climbed almost 16 per cent to million while the corporation income vehicle fuel tax per cent to tax rose million 1733 per cent to I1eltl1 jet interceptor foreground Two other port wing of an Air Force C130 transport plane is broken M02s both damaged are in the background At right at outboard engine The newspaper that makes ail North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 1 1965 UOc Paper Consists of Two Ono Associated Iren Full Lea so Wlrci No 122 Pope The cigarette tax went up 482 per cent to million Franzenburg said the liquorj profits tax climbed 12 per cent to million and the beer tax went up 85 per cent to million Franzeburg said the figures show that Iowas economy is healthier than ever Violence flares in cab strike NEW YORK York taxi strike went into its fourth day Thursday as violence flared again In Brooklyn during the night someone hurled a burning torch into the lot of the Cab Trans porting Corp doing what com pany owner John Acierno Jr said was very slight damage to the exterior of three of his taxis Acierno said 10 of his fleet cabs had been cut on the streets Wednesday but addec that most were in the garage Thursday after someone smashed a window on one oJ the vehicles and several driv ers were menaced by unidenti ficd persons The scene of the violence was only two miles from the spot where another cab was burned Meanwhile taxis remain scarce on New York streets with most of the owneroperated cabs on the streets and most of the fleetowned cabs garaged by drivers who wont work until fleet owners recognize their right to choose if they want to be represented by a union The National Labor Relations Board has set July 21 for a ga ragebygaragc vote by em ployes of 38 taxi firms on the representation issue The NLRB acted Wednesday as a strike of cab drivers against 83 of the fleetowned companies continued Harry Van Arsdalc presidenl of the City Central Labor Coun cil AFLCIO said the strike would continue as if there had been no ruling by the NLRB The strike was in its fourth day Thursday More than 90 per cent of the 6816 fleetowned cabs were idle while about 4200 of the 4956 cabs driven by independenl drivers were on the streets Police reported several more incidents of violence including a burned cab and windshield smashing BULLETIN WASHINGTON Frank lin D Roosevelt Jr withdrew Thursday as a possible candi date for mayor of New York City but left the door open to seek the governorship next year N visit Length of stay not determined UNITED NATIONS NY UP The Vaticans United Nations observer said Thursday he expected Pope Paul VI to attend the next session of the UN General Assembly to start in September Msgr Alberto Gioyannetti the Holy See ob server told a reporter it is premature to speculate on just when the Pope might be here or how long he might stay But he expressed hope the Pope could address the 114nation assembly We hope that the Holy Father will come during the 20th session of the General Assembly he said The session will start Sept21 There be a re cess at Christmas time Then the assembly sume in the new year It is quite likely that the PLANE RAMS 707 jet plane rests across a road and against a dike after landing at Kansas City municipal airport Thursday The pilot was unable to stop the plane before it ran Photofiiv over a bunker stopping against the dike Two passengers and two crewmen were injured The plane flying nonstop from Los Angeles to Kan sas City carried 59 passengers and a crew of seven Editorials 4 North Iowa news 5 Society news 89 Clear Lake news 101112 Sports 1314 Mason City news 1617 Latest markets 16 Comics 18 Classified pages 2021 Arrested for voting twice for Lyndon LOS ANGELES said Edward L Williams 40 ac cused of casting two ballots in the last presidential election told arresting officers I voted twice for President Johnson because I liked iiim and his policies Officers said that Williams restaurant maintenance man told them Wednesday when he was arrested that he thought it would be all right to vote twice because he had skipped some previous elections in which he didnt like any candidate Williams used an alias the sec ond time police said To activate group to police Senate ethics WASHINGTON AP In a cquel to the politically high voltagc Bobby Baker investiga tion Senate leaders planned to activate Thursday a new per manent committee to police sen atorial ethics Three senators of each party already have been chosen for the new watchdog committee on standards and by the Senate conduct created a year ago But Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said it was decided to hold up announcing them until the Baker probe was finished That came Wednesday with a final report from the Rules Committee that saiei Baker had flagrantly abused his office to feather his own nest The re port recommended careful con sideration of the possibility of indicting Baker for violation of conflict of interest laws The committees Republican minority renewed its charges of a Democratic coverup and whitewash saying the inves tigation was incomplete because of the refusal of Democrats to cal numerous witnesses Baker parlayed his outside business holdings while serving as the secretary to the Senates Democratic ma jority He resigned his Senate post Oct 7 1963 just before the investigation started A onetime Senate page boy from Pickcns SC Baker was reported to be in California Wednesday and could not be Beetle songs trouble Indonesian musician JAKARTA Indonesia AP The leader of a local jazz group is reported in hot water because his combo performed Beatle songs at a private party Local newspapers said the Ja karta prosecutor is questioning Tonny Kuswomo leader of the Kus Bcrsaudara Kus Brothers to find out if subversive ele ments were involved Beatle songs are banned in Indonesia reached for comment He had nvoked the Fifth Amendment protection against possible self incriminalion in two appear ances before the Rules Commit Lce and refused to answer ques tions To try to avoid future conflict of interest cases the committee in its report Wednesday recom mended immediate activation of the watchdog committee Mans field said this would be done The new committee will be responsible for investigating any improper or illegal conduct by senators and Senate em ployes and for recommending disciplinary action One sharp disagreement with in the Rules Committee was over a Republican allegation that contractor Matthew H Mc Closkey former ambassador to Ireland slipped a political pay off to the 1960 KennedyJohnson campaign fund in connection with the big District of Colum BAKER turn to Page 2 Pick prime flight crew for GT 7 HOUSTON Tex AP Astronauts Frank Borman and James A Lovell Jr were namec Thursday as the prime flight crew for the Gemini 7 mission scheduled for the first quarter of next year Manned Spacecraft Center of icials named Edward White II ind Michael Collins as the back p crew for the flight that will last up to 14 days Borman 37 Air Force major and Lovell a Navy lieu tenant commander were the backup crew for the recently concluded Gemini 4 mission in which White took his walk in space Maj James A McDivitt the Gemini 4 command pilot has been assigned as spacecraft communicator for the Gemini 5 mission On Gemini 7 Borman will be command pilot for the primary crew nnd White will be com mand pilot for the backup crew Collins is an Air Force major The length of the Gemini 7 mission depends on what the space agency learns from ear lier flights in the scries and the progress of the mission itself a spacecraft spokesman said An other walk in space may be conducted Air Force Maj Leroy Gordon Cooper and Navy LI Cmdr Charles Conrad will be the prim ary crew of the Gemini 5 an 8 day flight scheduled next month The backup crew is Neil A Armstrong and Elliott M See Jr both civilians Governor Hughes truck bill went too iar DES MOINES AP The 1065 legislatures controversial measure which has been called oversize truck bill was in the scrap pile Thursday with Gov Harold Hughes veto White the governor and other members of the Iowa Trade Mission were touring Europe there had been considerable speculation over what Hughes would do with the bill one of a awaiting his return He answered that Wednesday with his stamp of disapproval The measure would have re moved from the slates truck regulation law most of the re strictions on oversize and over weight trucks and left it to the State Highway Commission and local governing bodies to deter mine whether special permits for such vehicles should be is sued In effect it gave the commis sion almost unlimited authority over truck operations in the state Exercising his first veto over nearly 400 measures passed by the last legislature Hughes said the bill at first glance appeared to be a good one to assist truckers by clarifying state laws It also appeared to add to the home rule powers of local governing bodies he added Nevertheless the governor said I felt the legislation went too far in its delegation of au thority The protection of hu man lives on our highways and the preservation of our highway system is a matter of state wide and not purely local con cern The bill was said to have been drawn up by trucking interests who in turn agreed not to op pose a one cent a gallon tax in crease on fuel The Iowa Good Roads Associa tion contended it would permit a chosen ind privileged few to wreck the highways many have paid for The Iowa State Association of Counties said it would allow per mits for big trucks to move on Iowa secondary roads that were never designed for them Gov Hughes questioned the constitutionality of the hill He said Atty Gen Lawrence Scalisc has ruled that it violates the Iowa Constitution by delegat ing broad powers to the Highway Commission and local authori ties Hughes said in his veto mes sage it was his responsibility to disapprove the bill with full respect for the good intentions of the legislature in adopting it The governor was at his desk for the first time since the European sell Iowa tour be gan three weeks ago He had a busy day Wednesday approving 37 other bills One of these was a revenue measure extending Ihc state sales tax to charges foi motel and hotel rooms Another was a windfall revenue bill re quiring retailers with gross an nual sales of more than mil lion to remit sales tax receipts to the state every month in stead of quarterly Hughes signed a scries an proprialion bills alloling million a year for operation of Board of Control institutions million a year for state de partments and agencies 037840 a year to the State Con servation Comniittcc mil lion a year for payment of ag ricultural land tax credits and million a year for general school aid Also approved were bills to Increase pensions of retired firemen and policemen when ac tive members receive pay raises Require the inspection of meat and poultry processed in Iowa Cor sale in the state Holy Father will be here sometime during that pelicd KEEPS PLANS SECRET Ever since Pope Paul went to India after Vatican officials de nied he would make such a trip prelates here have been wary It is generally assumed he will continue to travel widely and there is a feeling he is keeping his plans to himself and a few close aids The statement in New York was the first by an authorita tive Vatican official on such papal trip Informants said t h e Roman atholic ruler probably would not go to the United he the second half if the Assembly session in 066 They pointed out that ope Paul will be busy with he fourth and last session of the Vatican Council starling ept M and expected to run jntil Christmas The Pope and Vatican news papers have been mentioning he United Nations increasingly f late They expressed satis action at UN peace efforts t is taken for granted hero that 3ope Paul would make a ma or address on world peace dur ng any visit to the United Na ions Agree on cigarette warnings WASHINGTON con gressional compromise was Thursday on legislation to require warnings against cig arette smoking Under it all cigarette packag es and cartons must carry this abel in a conspicuous posi tion Caution Cigarette Smok ng May Be Hazardous To Your Health The compromise bars tha Federal Trade Commission from requiring any warning in advertising earlier than July 1 1069 Congress may take anoth er look at the matter before that date SAME DATI1H4344 ;