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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1965, Mason City, Iowa ac kill two Both involved with tractors persons died here Friday the result of trac tor mishaps Mrs Neal Stone rural Lawler was injured early Friday after noon when he fell off a tractor driven by an older brother who was cultivating corn His parents took him to St Joseph Hospital in New Hamp ton where he died in late after noon Several brothers and sis ters survive him Mrs Roger Gladys Ander son 28 an expectant mother was riding on a tractor driven by her husband on a county blacktop road miles north of Lawler As she jumped off the tractor to move the family car from the driveway where it was blocking the tractor she ran into the path of a car driven by the Rev Vincent Hovermann He is a Catholic priest from Cresco The accident occurred about pm According to Highway Patrolman Lamont Olson Mrs Andersons view of the ap proaching car was unobstructed She was dead on arrival at St Joseph Hospital in New Hamp ton She was the mother of a threeyearold son Funeral services for both Curtis Stone and Mrs Anderson are pending at the PerryCon The newspaper that makes all North I o wa n s neigh bors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 12 10c Paper CoruIsU ot Two Awoclated Pieu Full Leuw Wlrei No 104 Foreign aid slashed way Funeral Hampton Home in New New pack plant starts operations The Blue Ribbon Beef Pack Inc plant at the northwest edge of Mason City swung into operation for the first time Sat urday The plant received Federal approval Friday and Saturday morning 30 employes of the expected work to work Skram general vice president Joseph E manager and said the plant will operate on a single eighthour shift and fiveday work week for a short time A sixday work week is eventually planned Skram who said Saturday the plant was running unusually well expects the plant to be killing 200250 head of cattle a day within a short time The eventual capacity of the plant will be 400 head a day Everything looks good in the plants operation so far Skram added and the only stopages weve experienced have been minor and arc to be expected The plant received Federal approval after a twoman team of inspectors gave the opera tion a thorough goingover Fri day Skram said the inspectors called the facilities among the finest they have seen and did not recommend any changes Skram expressed some con cern about the immediate avail ability of livestock Its going to be a battle to get stock he pointed out He doesnt anticipate any change in the livestock offerings in the next 30 days Skram concluded 75 Red boats struck by jets SAIGON Viet Nam UP US warplanes sank IOA Saturday in an air strike about 120 miles inside North Viet Nam A US military spokesman said the vessels opened fire on the four US Air Force Thunderchiefs just be fore they attacked The planes dropped eight tons of bombs on the boats during the 30minute strike In another raid over North Viet Nam the spokes man said 25 F105 Thunderschiefs hammered several targets about 130 miles southwest of Hanoi near the Laotian border They de stroyed three buildings a the Muong Sen communica tions site and seven mili tary barracks The planes dropped 30 tons of bombs on the targets Light au tomatic weapons fire was en countered but all the planes re turned safely the spokesman said Two US Navy Al Skyraiders cratered both approaches to a threespan steel bridge in an at tack along Route 7 about 15 miles southwest of the North Vietnamese capital Both plane returned safely to the carrie Midway In air strikes inside South Viet Nam the spokesman said US Navy planes flew some 7i sorties Friday against Viet positions in the southernmos Fourth Army Corps area In the 1st Army Corps area 15 U S Air Force FIDO jets splashed 45 tanks of napalm anc poured 750 pound bombs into a reported Viet Cong concentra tibn 14 miles west of the Quang Tri Province capital Quang Tri only 20 mile from the border with North Vie Nam and senior corps officers were fearful that the Viet Cong were preparing a major follow up to their successful meat grinder operation in another Tayl or ends consultations on Viet war WASHINGTON AP U S Ambassador Maxwell D Taylor heads back to Saigon Saturday night with US determination to remain in Southeast Asia un shaken by rising political and military pressure After consultations with the President his top State and De fense department advisers and congressional leaders Taylor was to carry President John sons counsel to the Vietnamese military who have taken power back into their hands in Saigon Administration officials indi cated the political change would not slacken the war effort Top American authorities did not look on the present political crisis in Saigon in the same way as they have the outright coups in the past This was because Premier Phan Huy Quat had served no tice earlier that he had called the military in to mediate a constitutional impasse between himself and the chief of state President Pham Khac Suu Quat Suu and other members etf the civilian government re signed but agreed to stay on in caretaker roles North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Sun day with chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms Sat urday evening and Sunday A little cooler part of the corps area two weeks ago Pilots claimed they set fire to an ammunition storage area destroying 21 structures anc damaging 13 others in the raid Six other FIDOs hammered L suspected Viet Cong area with napalm and bombs near the U S Marines outer defense per imeter along the Chu Lai beach head 53 miles south of Da Nang In another attack two FlOOs were sent to Nam Dong outpost west of Da Nang shortly after midnight when the government post was hit by a large Viet Cong force Using napalm bombs and cannon the planes blasted at enemy positions around the out post and the attack was broken on with no government losses Viet Cong casualties Unknown if any In other developments a Viet namese C47 with seven men aboard crashed Saturday on a flare dropping mission 70 miles southwest of Saigon the spokes man said The plane was dam aged but no serious injuries were reported to the crewmen who were rescued by US Army helicopters On the ground the spokesman said a Viet Cong force of esti mated platoon strength attacked a government outpost Friday only five miles southwest of Sai gon The source said a platoon of Vietnamese rangers sent to the area secured the post One de fender was reported missing Viet Cong losses if any were not known Change in Viet Nam leadership SAIGON South Viet Nam W Mounting public pres sure and an internal feud were climaxed Saturday by the resig nation of South Viet Nams four monthold civilian government which returned power to the generals It marked the eighth change of government in the wartorn country since strongman Presi dent Ngo Dinh Diem was over thrown and assassinated less than 20 months ago Prime Minister Phan Hu Quat and Chief of State Phan Khac Suu who Iiad clashed over a Cabinet shakeup agreed to stay on in caretaker roles with other members of the govern ment But the National Charter and the Legislative Council were eliminated and a highly placec source said that atthis poin we are starting absolutely from scratch at 85 But both the band and Storer will be in the Although still Van fluid Thieu spokesman was for leaders Thieu prime minister minister in the the situation was Maj Gen Nguyen serving as a the military was deputy and defense Quat cabinet Brig Gen Nguyen Cao Ky the flamboyant commander of the Vietnamese air force also wa viewed as having a strong voice But there were no clues as to what form the new government ivould take The stepdown was announced n a joint communique by Quat Suu and the National Legisla ive Council after a night meet ng between top Vietnamese military and political figures It came after three weeks of mounting pressure for Quats esignation from Roman Catho ics and other dissident ele ments A high government source emphasized that the develop ment should not be interpreted as another coup In the face of growing opposi ion Quat this week had turned o the generals to help solve the crisis ieved The the source said he be generals had been reluctant to step into the situa ion but agreed to take over ecause of a sense of responsi bility they felt stemmed from he Nov l 1963 military coup hat ousted President Diem NESTING Thats a young robin perched on Anthony States head When it was found on the ground at the Ervin State home Anthony named it Tony and kept it alive in a box in the house at night and outdoors in daytime so Mother and Father Robin can help feed it Turn to Page 8 for more pictures Clear Lake news 3 Church 4 Mason City news 89 Society news 10 Sports 1M2 Comics 13 Classified pages 1415 Editorials 14 Pair wanted for murder are routed by police DAVENPORT AP Daven port police surrounded an apart ment here and used tear gas early Saturday to rout two men reportedly wanted for murder and car theft in Ohio Detective Capt Gilbert Koos aid the men taken into custo kcd there was anv Possldy identified themselves as James Ira Clark 25 and Clar ence Hunter 28 both of Cincin nati The men arc charged with the slaying in Cincinnati of Le Flash flood toll hits 13 Three hundred homeless in West Texas community t O KT rn Jility of a return to complete ivilian government in the forc ceable future the source said The problem right now is to vin the war roy Jenneys he said SANDERSON Tex AP Trucks with emergency supplies already were raising dust Satur day as a search went on for more bodies in mudcaked Sanderson devastated by a flash flood which took at least 13 lives State Police said 16 other per sons were unaccounted for and the death toll was almost cer tain to mount An 11inch cloudburst sent water gushing 15 feet deep through sluicelike Sanderson Canyon demolished 75 house and a dozen business places and isolated this far West Texas town for hours Friday Ironical ly the rainfall in this arid spot averages only 16 inches a year As roads were slowly re opened peace officers from 11 counties gathered to hunt on horseback for the missing The raging flood waters al though ebbing swiftly confused fforts to count the dead by washing at least two bodie from graves in the Sanderson cemetery Three hundred homeless were fed and sheltered in a grade school Up to 200 others were aken 65 miles north to Fort Stockton over the first route reopened Skies cleared and the sun eappcared to start drying soaked ruins as outside help began arriving in late after noon Two and three feet of mud stood in ruined homes and stores Debris was left in jum bled heaps 8 to 10 feet tall A channel 10 feet deep was carved along the course of a normally dry creek in a canyon crossing Sanderson a town of 2 350 which is 20 miles from the Mexican border about halfway between San Antonio and El Paso All the destruction was on the south side of US 90 which also is the main street Up to 11 Longfellow inches of rain 20 miles west here funnelcd down the canyon The gushing torrent swept away some houses with people cling ing to them rose to the eaves of others Six members of one family died in the collapse of a motel where they were living They were the wife and children of John Wesley Johnson36 liim self reported missing Michael Johnson 12 was the only member of the family who survived He told of scrambling through a window while his fa ther herded the others to the roof I saw the water coming and if I grabbed a tree he said Mom and dad and the children were yelling and screaming and I saw that wall of water go ove them He watched but they didn reappear Sheriff Bill Cooksey kept a eye on Sanderson Creek until am when he thought i crested It was am he said when another peace officer tele phoned to advise My house full of water and Im heading for higher ground Family of seven lost during flood rarily stranded 500 aboard two trains Helicopters flew EDITORS NOTE Morris Nichols 22 a husky railroad brakeman and a former football player and Golden Gloves fight er survived Fridays Sanderson flood battered but not seriously injured Here is his account of how the raging swept away seven members of the John Wesley Johnson family By MORRIS NICHOLS As told to The Associated Press FORT STOCKTON Tex AP I woke up at 5 oclock and it was raining real hard Then water knocked the door of my motel room open I jumped out of bed and put my pants on and I started for the next cabin be cause I knew the Johnsons had children I hollered at John Lets get your kids out of here Theres a flood coming I told him to give me three kids and Id try to make it to high ground He said he couldnt open the door the water was lard and hitting the door so he told me to go around back The water was chest deep then I walked or swam around the cabin and was in the garage when the big wall hit I was trapped I finally got a hold of the door and pulled myself free from the garage The water was over my head then I could see the water rushing out there turning over cars like they were toys I tried to get on the roof of the motet but I couldnt pull myself up Finally I turned loose I thought I was going to die It washed me about 300 yards turning me over and over I caught a hold of a telephone pole and straddled it A car washed in and pinned me to the pole I looked back and saw all of the Johnson kids up on top of the motel John had put them up on the roof through a back win dow The motel started crumbling and it went over and everybody was gone I knew the kids would die and I couldnt help them Nobody could help them Then the water started FLOOD turn to Page 2 Cookseys electric clock stopped at am when the power failed Workmen labored to restore service Saturday Airman 3C Perry Giles of Houston working with the engi neers of Laughlin Air Force Base at DelRio rode out the flood atop his trailertruck I was on my way to town Giles said and the next thing I knew I was sitting in a cab of water Radio provided the only com munication with other cities for much of Friday A single tele phone line into Sanderson was working Friday night It was re served for emergency use Washedout bridges tempo passengers doctors medicines and supplies of food and drinking water while roads vere still closed Trucks rought in more goods and tanks of water as conditions im roved Authorities used a garage for a temporary morgue Red Cross yorkers fed and cared for the lomeless at a school The State Health Department sent enough serum to give 3000 people ty phoid shots Gov John Connally ordered state agencies to give all possi ble aid President at ranch JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnson is spend ng a quiet weekend at his anch and one of the first spots ic headed for after he arrived riday was Lake Lyndon B ohnson At the lake which is several miles from the LBJ Ranch the took a speed boat for i run with a woman water kier in tow part of the time The Johnsons are expected to eturn to the White House Sun ay night or Monday Senate orders big cut Reduction of million WASHINGTON The Senate has voted a million across the board cut in President Johnsons foreign aid authorization bill The action came late Friday on an amendment by Sen Wayne Morse DOre to reduce authorizations for each of the next two years from 000 to which car ried 40 to 35 Sen Mike Mansfield DMont the majority leader announced after the vote that the leader ship planned to keep the Senate in session Monday night in the hope of completing action on the bill Morse charged the program had resulted in billions of dol lars of waste through misman agement and called it a stink ing mess But he was defeated earlier 54 to 26 when he sought to cut it by to an even billion He announced he will call iip more amendments Monday seeking to cut the program on a countrybycountry basis The million cut was the first opponents had succeeded in making since the bill reached the Senate floor a week ago Fri day Sen Frank Church Dldaho was defeated 53 to 38 Friday on an amendment to cut mili tary assistance by million from to 000 He argued that the United States is providing military equipment for opposing forces of Pakistan and India as well as opposing forces of Turkey and Greece and that the cuts should be taken from those programs The Senate by a 4239 vote also put a ceiling of 15 per cent on the amount of U S develop ment loan funds transferred to Space twins brace for receptions and parades i lhink lhat ls McDIVITT AND WHlTF HOUSTON Tex AP Americas space twins prepared Saturday for what fellow astro nauts havf called the toughest part of the inevi table round of receptions pa rades and celebrations Astronauts James A McDivilt and Edward II White II relaxed at their homes near the Manned Space Center in Houston rest ing for the busy week ahead It starts Monday with a ticker tape parade in Chicago Theres a homecoming celebration Tuesday at the University of Michigan and hometown wcl comings Wednesday in Jackson Mich for McDivitt and in San Antonio Tex for White McDivitt and White got a big surprise Friday something from Johnson in the way of promo tions They changed their gold majors leaves on their Air Force tunics to the silver of lieutenant colonels The Presidents first visit to the Manned Spacecraft Center resulted from a decision made by McDivitt and White They had been given a choice of re ceiving the presidential congrat ulations at the center or the LBJ Ranch They chose Houston so fellow employes at the center could share the congratulations Johnsons announcement of the on the spot promotions brought shocked expressions to the spacemen and their wives The astronauts became majors only last December White speaking before 4000 space center employes who sweltered under a hot Texas sun Johnson also promoted Air Force Majs L Gordon Cooper and Virgil I Grissom to lieuten ant colonel Grissom was command pilot for the first manned Gemini mission Cooper is scheduled to command a sevenday mission in late August The promotions came after McDivitt and White relived their space feats during a two hour news conference televised and broadcast nationally While said he had no sensa tion of falling when he stepped from the speeding Gemini cap sule for his walk 105 miles above the earth I will try to describe it as best I can to you said White in answer to a newsmans ques tion There was absolutely no sensation of falling There was very little sensation of speed other than the same type of sen sation that we had in the cap sule and I would say it would be very similar to flying over the earth from about 20000 feet You cant actually see the earth moving underneath you I think as I stepped out I thought probably the biggest thing was a feeling of accomplishment of one of the goals of the Gemini 4 mission I think that was proba bly in my mind I think that is as close as I can give it to you I am sorry I cant give you a feel ing of falling or anything be cause it just wasnt there White got a sunglass view of the world because of the gold visor to protect the eyes from the searing sun But it didnt alter the rich colors very much the startling royal blues and deep greens and the whites of the earth One major objective of the Gemini 4 mission was to obtain medical information on astro nauts subjected to long stays in space Berry said two problems are apparent astronauts need more sleep and they must drink more water that can be international agencies for lending The amendment was offered by Sen Frank J Lausche DOhio Only Thursday the Senate rejected an amendment by Sen Ernest Gruening DAlaska to keep the ceiling on transfer authority at the existing 10 per cent instead of the 20 per cent recommended by the Foreign Relations Com mittee The Morse amendmentwould allow the administration to dis tribute the million cut among the various foreign aid programs as it chooses While the bill has been cut million this reduction has been partially offset by previous Senate action adding million to the measure to launch Presi dent Johnsons economic and social development program in South Viet Nam Thailand and Laos Showers due in West Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scattered showers and thun derstorms were expected to move into western Iowa lata Saturday and then spread east ward across the state The Weather Bureau said much of Iowa would be affected by showers Sunday with tem peratures continuing at warm levels Afternoon highs Saturday were expected to be mostly in the 80s about the same as Fri days highs which varied from 81 degrees at Dubuque to 87 at Waterloo ;