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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Gemini twins report HOUSTON Tex AP James McDivitt and Edwarc White II Americas space en durance champs said Friday they were prepared to add an extra day to their four daj flight and shoot for a world rec tird The Gemini 4 space twins de scribed in colorful detail the memorable moments of their in space faulty computer balky hatch spec tacular a tele vised news conference After the conference was The Associated Press asked McDivitt How would you have liked to stay up a fifth day McDivitt thought a moment then said I could have done it I was tired but l could have done it White agreed but added The mission was planned for four days and we couldnt get into extra days at that point Russian cosmonaut Alexei Le onov holds the world space en durance record with 119 hours McDivitt and White stayed aloft 97 hours and 50 minutes Plis chief conclusion drawn from the flight McDivitt said was that Gemini 4 is a liveable for at least four spacecraft days White whose dramatically filmed walk in space has been viewed by fascinated millions said Yes a man can operate in space He needs a little more fuel White narrated his activitie outside the spacecraft while the film was shown during a tele vised news conference at the space center in an auditorium not far from the building from which the June 37 flight was controlled In all sincerity and hones ty White said I enjoyed the EVA Extra Vehicular Activity very much I was sorry to see it draw to a close I was honestly reluctant about coming back in because it was a wonderful part of the mission White said he was surprised at the clarity with which he could see the ground I could see much greater detail than I could from an air craft flying at 40000 feet he observation similar to that of astronaut L Gordon The newspaper that ma kes all No rth lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 11 W5 UOc Paper Consists of Two Associated rrcsi Full Wires No 105 Festival Tuesday Claims plot is aimed at Fidel pl WASHINGTON A sister of Cuban Premier del Castro said Friday Cubans high in the govern nent are plotting to overthrow Castros Communist Juanita Castro 32 who left Cuba in June of last year said riots against the government have occurred n many parts of the island but news of them has been uppressed In testimony before a House Subcommittee on Un American Activities Miss Castro told of her ex periences in helping her brother reach power and her dissatisfaction with the revolution after the Com munists took over She said her brother has built an incredible repressive machine The vast majority of Cuban people are against the Castro regime she continued I dont think they will be able to stand much longer the nightmare of terror they have been living Cooper Jr during two years ago his fligh White said he could see wakes of ships at sea airport runways even smail lakes as the capsule passed over Texas I was quite impressed he said McDivitt said the faulty com puter which gave Americans following the flight some mo ments of anxiety was more blow to my pride than a source of apprehension to him I wanted to land on the after elevator of the Wasp McDivitt said The computer would have performed automatically a prcreentry maneuver which command pilot McDivitt thus had to perform some what less precisely because of the splitsecond timing involved He landed the capsule only about 40 miles off the bullseyc The fiery reentry McDivitt srad was a beautiful1 ence expen Wo saw pink light coming orange redder was Lhc most beautiful sight I have ever scon White described how the hatch on the capsule jumped open a few inches when he turned the latch how he pro pelled himself outside with his spacegun and maneuvered in space There was no pushoff The gun provided the impulse to leave the spacecraft But he said the golden tether with which he was attached to the spacecraft tended to draw him slightly off course He said when he ran out of fuel he began maneuvering by tugs on the tether By pulling on the tcthcf he said I was ac tually able to walk right up the spacecraft Floating in space he said affords a spectacular view of earth He said he could see the whole State of Florida and is lands in the Caribbean Committee jobs given N lowans DBS North owans were named Thursday o various legislative commit ees that will function between egislative sessions Two of the North lowans were amed to the 16member legis ative research committee They re Rep Vince Steffen DNew ampton and Speaker of the iouse last session and Rep loyd Edgington RSheffield Rep Ray Bailey DClarion as named to the Departmenl lules Review Committee Sen Albert Floy DThornton was amed to the New Office Build ng Advisory Committee Sen onald Murray DBancroft and Rep R J Clapsaddle DMason City were named to the Inter state Cooperation Committee and Rep Rae Melrose D Charles City and Sen Ray Hagie RClarion were named to the State Fair Study Com mittee Sen Robert Riglcr RNew Hampton is one of the four holdover members of the Interim Committee Crash near Titonka kills W C Mains BUFFALO Carroll Mains 34 of Buffalo Center was killed Thursday afternoon when the pickup ruck he was driving struck a bridge abutment four miles northeast of Titonka Mains was the owner and op erator of a Phillips 66 station at Titonka The truck was car rying a tractor tire and several tanks of fluid for tires The cab burst into flames when it struck the bridge Ac cording to authorities Mains vas killed outright and did not die of burns The accident was investigated by Deputy Sheriffs Don Wood and Larry Hudson and Highway Patrolman Tom Cogdall Funeral services will be Sat urday at 3 pm at the Baptist Church in Buffalo Center Bur al will be in Eastlawn Memo Gardens Algona with Win er Funeral Home Buffalo Cen cr in charge Surviving arc his wife Joan a son Daniel Wesley 4 his arents Mr and Mrs J H Mains Algona five brothers ionald Wesley Ellis Algona Ralph Bakersfield Calif Dale Algona and Edwin DCS Moincs through the past few years Miss Castro who said she was close to the revolutions leaders until the lime she left said there are Cubans in high places in government who are plotting against it and who stay on to accomplish this At the outset of her testimony Miss Castro read a prepared statement in which she said the Communist plan to take over this entire hemisphere and look on timid liberals and pacifists as their best allies Miss Castro said Communist she included her brother Fidel wish nothing better than to be confronted by irresolute and timid adherents of democracy liberals and pac ifists These irresolute and timid individuals they say are their xst allies the 32yearold Cu ban expatriate told the subcom mittee She read her statement slow y in Spanish pausing after each paragraph for translation nto English by her interpreter Yolanda Montero Miss Castro broke with her brother and fled Cuba a year ago The subcommittee called icr today to testify on what they view as a Communist men ace throughout this hemisphere Rep Edwin E Willis DLa chairman of the full committee headed the threeman panel The other members are Reps Joe R Pool DTex and John Bu chanan RAIa The House committee has un on occasion into demon strations in past hearings This the Caucus Room of the House Cannon Office Building got off to an orderly start I want to make a humanitar an appeal to save my people and the other endangered na tions Miss Castro said Com munist imperialism and its in strument in the Americas Fidel Castro are planning to take over this entire hemisphere This is no secret Firm and decisive action on VICTIMS OP DONG XOAI BATTLE ARE GIVEN EMERGENCY AID AFTER EVACUATION i Dong Xoai fight ends Report heavy casualties on both sides Photorax SURVIVES jg Frank Peterlin of Og Icsby 111 one of the few U S survivors of a Viet Cong attack on the jungle outpost of Dong Xoai sits wounded by the side of a road ZONE SAIGON Viet Nam AP The battle for Dong Xoai ended Friday with heavy casualties on both sides The routed Viet Cong left district headquarters ruins strewn with bodies men women and children US military authorities saic Ihe latest count of American casualties in the battle were 3 dead 15 wounded and 15 miss ing Eight of the missing were crewmen on two helicopters dc stroyed by enemy fire A news man who visited the town 60 miles north of Saigon said sev Jral American bodies were found in the ruins An 11man US Army special orces team and a nineman Viet Cong force in South 12000 409 Jhe dead in the C123 crash j The Viet Cong held parts of u Dong Xoai through the night and hammered at government positions ow Rites set for victim of drowning LAKE serv Ihe part of the Organization of ices for Louis Arndt 33 Lc A ft i n n n O t n 4A w American States is necessary land be also on the part of the leaders c Saturdav at as President Johnson has i2 pm at lhc Our Saviors Lu not only of the leaders but oflnCran Church Lelanci the people as the Dominicans Arndt drowned Thursday have done as the Cubans will do morning in Rice Lake near shail all of us men and here He was trying out a new women who love freedom peace and social improvement LBJ muffles speculation on split over economic policy WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson has muffled spec ulation over a governmental split on his economic policy by giving assurances that there are no crosscurrents divisions or conflicts within the adminis tration The President told reporters after a meeting with Chairman William M C Martin of the Federal Reserve Board and oth er top economic officials Thurs day that gains arc moderate but solid foreseeable through 1965 There is no reason for gloom or doom he said This was an apparent ref erence to the stock market slump and public furor which followed Martins June 1 speech at Columbia University That was the speech in which Martin spoke of disquieting similarities between our present prosperity and the fabulous 20s and emphasized the role of monetary policy r manage ment of the rribney and credit supply in preventing possible inflationary excesses Martins resignation was de manded Thursday by Rep WrightPatman DTex chair man of the House Banking Com mittee Patman charged that Martin had challenged John sons economic policy and was calling for what Patman dc scribed as a disastrous policy of tight money This country cannot afford even as prosperous as it is a man at the helm of our moneta ry system who is so afraid of prosperity that he has to end it Patman said on the House floor But Secretary of the Treasury Henry H Fowler in an inter view given before the White House meeting helped Johnson to quash the talk of a policy split on the issue of light money versusexpansionism motor ona fishing boat when he fell out of the boat Burial will be in Cemetery Forest City with the Anderson Mittelstadt Funeral Home Lake Mills in charge of arrangements Survivors include his wife Jo Anne three daughters Debra Jo Marcia Kay and Mary Lou all at home Alan also at enls Mr and Mrs Rudolph Arndt and 10 brothers and four sisters None of the brothers or sislcrs live in North Iowa Last January US offi cials estimated this hard core at between 29000 and 35000 In late April Secretary of De fense Robert S McNamara used the figures 38000 to 16000 Knowledgeable sources said that the latest announced esti mates still are below figures contained in classified reports One figure was said to be close to 64000 of these well trained wellequipped Commu nist soldiers fighting with the Viet Cong A majority of the 47000 hard core Viet Cong are infiltrators Madison from North Viet Nam what a son Douglas home his par SAME BlMk TrtNU to M Bears Assistant Secretary of Defense John T McNaughton Thursday called the brains the backbone and the cement of the move ment as a whole Theie increases in the main force of Viet Cong have been reported despite fairly constant bombing of infiltration routes in North Viet Nam and Laos routes through which the Com munist guerrillas in South Viet Nam have been reinforced for six years US officials have never claimed that the bombings have halted the infiltration About the most they have said has been along the lines of McNamaras statement in late April that we have impeded the progress of men and material from North Viet Nam This suggests that In the ab sence of the bombings the Vicl Cong hard core would now be considerably greater than it is 4 US Navy Seabee squad ensitions in the town and there gaged in building an airstrip were at the district headquar ters when the Viet Cong attacked Wednesday night The number of US casual ties in Viet Nam jumped again when a twoengine C123 trans port ferrying ammunition and supplies crashed in flames in central Viet Nam killing at least eight Americans A US spokesman said ground party recovered the bod ies of two Air Force men and six Army men He did not know how many had been aboard Military sources were uncer tain of the cause of the crash three confirmed deaths at Dong Xoai brought the toll of American dead in Vietnamese combat since December 1961 to was handtohand fighting 01 the outskirts The shooting ended at am when the Viet Cong pulled out of the area and disappeared into the jungle the US spokes man said Vietnamese rangers and air borne units combed the town picking up the dead and wound ed No further contact with the Communist guerrillas was re ported Most of the wounded Ameri cans were evacuated Thursday afternoon Maj Harvey E Steward of Huntsville Ala led men of the 118th Aviation Com pany through heavy Viet Cong fire to evacuate the wounded military officials said would not be added to the corn toll unless enemy fire was determined Government and Viet Cong casualties were heavy in the ierce fighting that began at Dong Xoai early Thursday1 About 150 civilians also were reported killed including many women and children The government reported 280 casualties for its forces 108 killed 126 missing and 46 wounded It claimed that 700 Communist guerrillas were killed 300 in Dong Xoaj and another 400 by US and Viet namese air strikes 3 to 4 miles north of the town None of the government figures were confirmed by US military officials US and Vietnamese planes flew 121 sorties against the Dong Xoai area Thursday Through the night Commu nists probed at government po Photofax RUN FOR Viet namese Ranger makes a run for cover across a soccer field of Dong Xoai during street fighting against the Viet Cong in the South Viet Nam village Editorials 4 Clear Lake news Society news 8 Sports 121 North Iowa news Mason City news 2223 Homes float away after cloudburst SANDERSON Tex 8inch cloudburst struck this own in far West Texas Friday loating homes away and sland ng some residents on rooftops The town sent an urgent plea or medical help and helicop ers The sheriffs department at nearby Alpine said there were some deaths The flood surged 15 feet deep hrough Sanderson Canyon in ide this little railroad center Reports largely from radios nd from a railroad telegraph aid the railroad bridge and the main highway bridge were ivashcd away Sanderson is a town of 2350 people 30 miles from the Mcx can border The cloudburst wiped out most iommunicationlines and isolat d the town from land travel I REIGNING QUEEN Miss Deloris Sorenson Jv Miss North Iowa at the 27th annual North Iowa Band Festival Tues day Crowned queen at last years festival she will head the parade and preside over the festivities aay until a new queen is crowned Miss Sor mSm Mr and Sorenson munities Rnd Southern Minnesota com A 77 bands from out of town Theme Youth on the march By CARL B WRIGHT Youth on the March is the slogan for the 27th North Iowa Band Festival to be held in Mason City Tuesday For the 27th time the Mason City Chamber of Commerce merchants pro fessional people and citi ens of Mason City will roll out the red carpet for the ligh school musicians of STorth Iowa and Southern Minnesota and welcome them to Mason City Iowas original band festival s and always has been one of the biggest celebrations for eenagers of the communities iurrounding Mason City Local merchants contribute some 000 annually to entertain the youngsters at this event tt is a yearend jubilee for school musicians their bands color queens music beautiful floats and fun Gaiety is the order of the day with Youth on the March Acting as the 1965 guest con ductor for the day and evening is Frank A Piersol director of bands at Iowa State University Ames He is scheduled as the speaker at the noon luncheon for the bandmasters and their wives at the Hotel Hanford and is this years director of the massed bands in the evening at Roosevelt Stadium Honored guests 77 outoftown jands 75queen candidates for he title of Miss North Iowa 1965 the Charles City Comets guest marching band he 40piece marching band from Herbert Hoover High School To edo and 25 beautiful floats rom various communities make up twohour array of pageantry n the morning parade Indian Princess NanGay Wa iki Meek Quanaise Little Lightweight W h ite Feather from faroff Manitoba Canada international baton champion will spark the parade and eve ning show with her perform ances She is being brought to Mason City under the sponsor ship of the Manitoba Travel and Convention Assn Reigning Queen Deloris Sor enson Miss North Iowa 1964 daughter of Mr and Mrs Kel mer Sorenson Hanlontown will preside over the festivities throughout the day and will ride on the Miss North Iowa float in the parade The big parade with all of its features of former years will be one of the highlights of the day The other high point will be the crowning of the new Miss North Iowa at Roosevelt Stadium in the evening The morning program will open at am with a concert in front of KGLOTV studios by the Mason City AllCity Elemen tary Band Stanley Davis is the conductor The parade of bands queens and floats starting at 10 am present the communities in reverse order of the alphabet moving from W to A The 25 floats will include The Miss North Iowa queens float Titonka Chamber of Com merce the Moose Lodge Crystal Lake Commercial Club the Womans Club the Northwood Jaycees Britt Hobo Day Holy family with S t o r e r s Holy family Junior High Band Le Roy Commercial Club Sertoma the US Navy the Jaycees and Ambassadors Shrine of Hamp on the Rotary Clown Band the Pilot Club the Story County FESTIVAL Turn to 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy night lows in Ms Saturday ton sidcrabU cloudlrms w 11 h showors and dovtloping over SO cent tho area highs MM Details on 2 fr ;