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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1965, Mason City, Iowa ue accident fatal to 6 Little girl is injured DUBUQUE AP Six Du buque area residents were dead and a little girl critically injured Wednesday following a crash near here on Highway 151 which left two cars a twisted mass of steel It was the worst highway tragedy iri Iowa since seven persons were killed in a colli sion near Waterloo last Decem ber The sheriffs office identified the victims as Harold Maag 28 of Dubuque his wife Anna Mae 24 their son David 1 Wallace W Jones 45 Dubuque service station mechanic his wife Dorothy 43 and Robert Gieseman 38 of rural Dubuque All of the victims except Gieseman were in a car driven by Maag Gieseman was alone in his car A second Maag child Chris tine 3 was in critical condi tion at a Dubuque hospital The newspaper that makes all North jowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE UOc Piper Contlstt X Four AiiocUted Preti Full Wtrei No 109 Sentral girl is crowned See picture on Page 2 The sheriffs office said the cars ground into each other on a curve of Highway 151 three miles southwest of Dubuque shortly before midnight Tues day Authorities said pictures showed the badlymangled ve hicles moved very little after impact and remained on the road rf The accident was the second multiplefatality crash in the Dubuque area in just a few days A twocar accident last Satur day on Highway 52 killed a New York couple and their two grandsons from Illinois Barry to seek seat in Senate SCOTTSDALE Ariz AP Former Sen Barry Goldwater says he will seek a US Senate seat in 1968 regardless of who runs on the opposition ticket tire at Meservey By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director MESERVEY It took a blaze of undetermined origin only about an hour and a half to destroy the Meservey Elevator Co here early Wednesday morning The fire was reported shortly after 5 am and by the elevator and adjoining feed mill were nearly destroyed despite the efforts of five area fire depart ments John Brown manager of the elevator estimated the loss at between and The elevator and promised a clean campaign highlevel Drawing loud applause at a political science club meeting Tuesday night Goldwater conceded it would be difficult to oppose Sen Carl Hayden D Ariz but I would do it It was the first time Gold water had said he would oppose Hayden 88 an old friend and dean of the Senate should Hayden decide to run Previously he had said he would run for the Senate only if an opening developed Goldwaters old seat is held BARRY GOLDWATER Still in Politics by Republican Paul Fannin a former governor whose term doesnt expire until 1971 Speaking before an audience of 500 Goldwater appeared fil has been owned by father Lester since 1938 The loss was only partially covered by insurance Brown said The fire Brown said was first spotted by a neighbor who sur flames shooting from the head house of the elevator Fire de partments from Meservey Thornton Alexander Ventura and Clear Lake were on the scene within minutes but could do little except keep the blaze from spreading to nearby build irigs Destroyed in the the 45yearold tin and wood elevator building which was about 70 feet tall the adjoin ing feed mill between 6000 and 8000 bushels of corn and a small amount of oats and a truck load ed with corn which was parked between the mill and elevator The elevator had a capacity of 28000 bushels Damaged were two grain dryers located a short distance from the elevator The dryers had been in use Tuesday but had been turned off before Browns two employes operation for the day about pm Brown said he would have to discuss the situation with his father before deciding whether to rebuild the elevator Will send more men to S Viet WASHINGTON AP tary of Defense Robert S Me Namara announced Wednesday that six additional US battal blaze were ions and supporting troops are and fielded tions a variety of ques By throwing his hat into the political arena Goldwater ended seven months of just relaxing which included a motor tour oi Europe It was his first break from politics since he won a seat on the Phoenix City Council in 1949 In January 1964 after spend ing four years traveling the country expressing his views Goldwalcr announced he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president By early May through pri marics state conventions am congressional district caucuses he had gained the support h needed to wrest the nomination from the socalled GOP moder ates House votes new urban Cabinet post WASHINGTON House assed Wednesday a bill to cre te a department of housing and rban development to give the ations cities a place in the residents Cabinet Passage followed the 258141 efeat of a motion to send the iill back to committee A Re mblican alternative plan had 3Cen beaten earlier The legislation a pet proj ect of President Johnson and Before him of President John F Cennedy now goes on to the Senate where a companion bill s still in committee Opponents say the bureaucra cy of the proposed department would not solve the cities prob ems Democrats appeared united in support of the biil and it is like ly to get at least some Republi can backing Tuesday Rep John V Lindsay GOP candidate for mayor of New York City spoke in support of the measure The troubles of the cities are increasingly susceptible to na tional solutions he told the House TO RUN AGAIN LEOPOLDVILLE The Congo president Joseph Kasavubu will run for a second term the government news agency announced Wednesday Presidential elections are ten tatively her scheduled for Dccem on their way to South Vie Nam McNamara said the addition al American strength had been requested by the South Vie Nam government and that the units will be in place in a weeks He said these reinforcements will bring the total US mili tary strength in Viet Nam to be tween 70000 and 75000 men of which about 21000 will be ground combat personnel McNamara said nine US bat talions are already deployed in Viet Nam and that their 13000 men are part of the 54000 US military personnel now in that country The defense chief announced at a news conference the first official confirmation of longper sistent rumors of such expan sion In doing so he said that lat est intelligence information places the number of hardcore Viet Cong in organized regu lar combat and combat support units in South Viet Nam at ap proximately 65000 McNamara also announced plans to create a revolutionary air assault division which would be flown into battle in its own helicopters and airplanes This is the first new type of division created since World WAR II when armoured and air borne divisions came into being McNamara said the new di vision which will be formed from elements already in exist ence in the Army will be organ ized and made combat ready as expeditiously as possible al Ft Benning Ga Demonstrate on Pentagon steps WASHINGTON A pac ifist demonstration opened on the steps of the Pentagon Wed ncsday with one of its leader declaring he is turning in hi World War II honorable dis charge as a symbol of my with drawn loyalty to this institu tion Prof Gordon Christiansen head of the chemistry depart mcnt at the Connecticut Colleg for Women New London mad that statement in leading off parade of 20 to 30 speakers wh planned to talk in relay throughout the day against US military action in Viet Nam an the Dominican Republic LONE FIREMAN KEEPS MESERVEY ELEVATOR BLAZE FROM SPREADING JUEENS bandsmen end big festival day Page 16 JANDMASTERS tell festi val benefits Page 29 Editorials 4 Society news 678 Comics 10 North lows news 18 Sports 1920 Clear Lake news 2425 Mason City news 2829 Latest markets 28 Classified pages 3435 Fear riots at Red wall after killing BERLIN West Berlin ifficials expressed fears Wed icsday that rioting might break iut Thursday at the Red wal after East Berlin guards sho and killed a German war vet eran and critically wounded his lance Fight erupts in Domingo 27 Dominicans killed 24 Yank troops wounded On Thursday West Germany West Berlin commemorate he 12th anniversary of the anti Communist revolt in East Ger many The West Berlin govern ment has called on citizens to attend a rally in front of City Hall The West German couple were shot while boating on the Teltow anal Tuesday afternoon They strayed a few feet into Commu nist territory North Iowa Weather outlook Generally fair little temper ature change through Thurs day Low Wednesday night lower 50s High Thursday mid dle and upper 70s Weather Details on 2 SANTO DOMINGO Domini can Republic AP Sharp ex plosions and gunfire echoed Wednesday in the heart of San o Domingo where a daylong attle Tuesday between rebels and US troops left 21 Domin cans dead and 24 American paratroopers wounded The gunfire however was de scribed as moderate to light During the night mortar shells landed in the rebel sector at intervals of 15 to 30 minutes after a ceasefire ended the big battle There was no report of casu alties from the mortar firing But the rebels said it could pro voke new fighting The rebels suggested that the mortar fire came from troops ol the militarycivilian junta in the northern sector of the capital on the far side of Ihe interna tional safety zone occupied by the InterAmericanForce The dead in the prolonged bat tic Tuesday included 17 rebe soldiers and two children Twentysix wounded Domin cans were brought into a hospi al in the rebel sector A Brazil an lieutenant of the InterAmeri can peace force also wa wounded Among the dead was Andre Riviere a top aide to rebel De fense Minister Col Ramon Man uel Montes Arache Riviere wa a Frenchman who had been fighting with the rebels The mediation team of th Organization of America States blamed the rebels fo starting the shooting The OA KILLED COLUMBUS Ga AP In eluded in a list of soldiers killc in the crash Tuesday of two he icopters at nearby Ft Bennin was Spec 5 Charles Rusk 25 son of Gale Rusk Box 106 Roc Island 111 To reign as Miss N Iowa Marilyn Alt gets honor By JAMES R OWENS Marilyn Alt of Sentral Community School reigns as Miss North Iowa of 1965 The petite brown eyed brunette and some 5 000 other bandsmen from North Iowa and Southern Minnesota are home from the North Iowa Band Festi val In Mason City city and school workmen are picking up the final scraps paper and softdrink cups that mark the passing of throngs who swelled the citys population for the communitys biggest event of the year But more than a few echoes remain from the day of music that was climaxed with the eve ning coronation of Miss Alt daughter of the Larry Alts who farm near Fcnton Certainly in Fcnton and the rest of the Sentral School area the strains of Let Me Call You Sweetheart will be a long time in dying away That song was played in homage to their queen by the massed thousands of musicians to close the 27th North Iowa Band Festival The coronation and the queens triumphal ride ground thejield at Roosevelt by her redandgrayclad band the evening ceremonies earn said the rebels opened fire t 8 am and American para roopers of the InterAmerican orce didnt shoot back for 25 linutes Rebel leaders claimed US roops began the firing near a ower plant just below the east rn tip of the international safe y zone The plant had been tin er attack almost nightly from aiding parties from within the ebel lines The OAS report said abrigade ommander of the InterAmeri an Force reported that the ttacking rebel troops were trying to maneuver and to cap ture positions in the security zone The firing was the heaviest involving US troops since American forces were sent to the Dominican Republic April 28 A ceasefire was arranged at pm by Brazilian Gen Hugo Panasco Alvim com mander of the InterAmerican Force and Col Francisco Caamano Deno the rebel chief tain During the battle US troops extended their lines four blocks into rebel territory beyond the power plant An official military spokesman said the troops would pull back to the original boundary after they liquidated harassment in the area Col Caamanocalled the out break of fighting a form of pressure by the OAS to force us to accept an undignified solu tion Caamanos headquarters in the fivestory Copello building was rocked by fire from para troopers across the Ozama Riv er Almost all of its front win dows were smashed by six mor tar shells ROYAL WAVE With a touch of tears in her eyes the new Miss North Iowa Marilyn Alt of Sentral Community School waves to her sub jects at the close of the 27th North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City while the sun was still treetop high in a clear sky The many sweaters and blankets carried to the evening show were still mostly unused as the days per fect festival weather remained only pleasantly cool The evening ceremonies fol lowed tradition but the spectacle was as as to the thousands of bandsmen and spectators as it was on the first Band Festival Day First came the real guests of honor the bandsmen band by band each playing its allotted 32 bars of music in the grand en try The entry music ranged from traditional Sousa marches and school songs to Hello Dol ly And the uniforms from head to toe were just as varied from Nora Springs white fur shakos Rakes red berets and Cylinders straw hats to Glen villes lavender socks and Graet tingers white spats After the 77 guest bands had packed their stadium sections with the color of uniforms and flashing instruments the queens entered in long pastel lines There were 75 girls competing for this years Miss North Iowa title Leading them were Miss North Iowa of 1964 Deloris Sor enson of Hanlontown and form er queens Then came the special enter tainment Marlene Jackson the Indian princess from Manitoba Can ada gave her baton twirling display with batons flashing through the air all about her and somehow literally walking themselves all over her The special band exhibition was by the prize winning Charles City High School Band which excels at concert per FEST1VAL Turn to Page 2 Bands make their grand entry into Roosevelt Stadium in evening ceremonies of the 27th North Iowa Band Festival T ;