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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Friendly soldiers are killed A mistake in Viet Nam South Viet Nam AP B57 air strikes againsl the Communist Viet Cong have been halted in a Mekong Delta area after the American bomb ers accidentally killed 4 South Vietnamese troops and wounded Officers said the error result ed from poor liaison between ground and air Under the system of communication be twcen ground advisers am it takes about three minutes to call off an air strike they The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Home Edition 105 MASON MARCH W5 UUc Paper Consists erf Two Associated Press Full Leaw IS floods soak area Government forces with helicopter support continued a groundseaair offensive in delta area 150 miles southeast of A large Communist force was believed lo have been operating in the There were no reports of damage to the Vicl hull government forces came underj heavy mortar fire this Two soldiers were killed and 18 others The B57s and Vietnamese air force had been pounding the area for five but it was difficult to assess the effectiveness of Ihe Air crews reported hearing second ary explosions after their bomb including one major blast that could have been a muni tions The ground operation launched Saturday when two battalions of paratroops were flown to the front in 137 helicop rain wind blast state By THE ASSOCIATE PRESS high winds and thunderstorms raced across Iowa Monday in a crazyquilt pattern the weatherman had trouble keeping up Near to actual blizzard conditions reigned in sec it ions of the and with six inches of was new snow on the It was the Ihe Government forces and howling winds piling it into Streams and under the lift of double pressure of breaking ice heavy left their fanning banks in a number of out through Ihe region rcportcdlrouling residents and closing no major contact with the but the area was hcav ily mined and there was some sniper Scores of schools remained closed after the weekend recess in west central and northwest Thunderstorms cracked in Vietnamese junk fleets andant lllc Highway Patrol navy units were operating tn sll off highways the nearby Vietnamese planes sank what may have hcen a camouflaged vessel running munitions from North Viet The pilot of a light South Viet namese plane said he had been fired upon as he fuw over what appeared lo be a boat camou flaged with foliage in a cove in the Mekong Delta province of around Council Bluffs wer blocked by the heavy Sundays mild plus overnight forced streams out of their banks in southwestern Principal flooding occurred along the Nishnabotna and Boy er Colder temperatures were expected to ease the threat somewhat during the of families were evac uated from their homes in Mis souri Atlantic and Oak WATER AND ICE SURGE OVER A ROADWAY IN EAST MAKING IT A HAZARD TO WOULDBE PASSERSBY the skies over central nnci south The Nishnabotna climbed eastern counties during the j three feet over flood stage at night as Ihe turbulent weatheriAtlantic during the then fronts collided amid boilingheld steady j as Ihe morcurj Snow falling in the west and north was expected lo overrun the remainder of the state dur ing the day as the front moves r tl U1 till LIVJML 1 t Xicn SO miles below Rain changing lo 1 freezing sleet and then snow was in prospect in central lie said there were about 30 The pilot radioed two Viet the Uhe cast by By the Highway Commission said the following highways were closed because of high water Iowa 42 west of Iowa 2 of Iowa 48 west of 30 muncsc air force fighterbomb crs in the They fired rock ets and dropped bombs and the object reportedly burned and Two weeks ago Vietnamese I Strong northerly whipped the heavy snow into great curtains of cutting and north of 130 between Missouri Valley and winds Logan and alternate 30 in Missouri Water was running over DOCILE WILLOW CREEK GROWS INTO A LOOKS WEST FROM PIERCE BRIDGE visibility to nearly in Emerson and Iowa 83 Spencer reported six inches east of Iowa of new snow on the with Highways were reported 100 snowpackcd or ice ing driving extremely haxardjcovcrcd west of a line from Visibility was down to through Boone to For off the coast Viet rt of Ifilh of a or The possibility of increased Visibility ranged from zero to action by Navy patrol ards in thc Cherokee area againsl vessels running gunswncrc fiveinches of new snow running guns from North Viet Nam to guerril las in the south increased fol lowing the new American white esl Two Atlantic Homer Gaincs and Melvin was Snow plows drowned Monday little headway against Ihe high I the car in which they were ridi Few there is a giant city feet beneath Detroit paper on the The document issued by hard State Department said a Vietnamese maritime infiltra tion group has been sending supplies and Red agents southward in increasing See Story Paga 2 Council Bluffs and Sioux City ing plunged into six feet of wa tcr at the edge of the They Roads in andiwcre Radios Lone Ranger is dead of heart attack LAKE AP Rracc whose hearty Hi Yo Silver thrilled a gen eration of Lone Ranger radio died of a heart attack ear ly Beemcr was the third man to play the Lone which originated at station WXYZ in He took over in about six months after the pro gram and continued until i went off the air in the The husky actor was called Ihe youngest sergeant in Work War By lying about his age served with the Rainbow Dij in France and wounded at the age of The actor had been raising horses here for some n contrast to todays West the Lone Ranger never killed an Firing silver he shot the guns from heir hands and knocked them out with his The radio accompanied by his Indian ap pcarcd at trouble con quered the evildoers and rode away without waiting for North Iowa Weather outlook Showers n d thunder showers frttxing and tnow west Monday turning to Snow n g northwwt highs to 30i with gener ally falling during A 28 reported dead in blast MONTREAL a A police official said 28 persons were more than 50 were in jured and about 100 are miss ing as a result of an explosion that wrecked an apartment block in suburban LaSallo M Officials at the Montreal morgue were called late Mon day lo pick up about 15 bodies at hospitals in the area of the He said apparently there are other persons dead in Ihe A temporary morgue for identification purposes was set up in the La Salic Arena as two morgue wagons made Ihnir grim A frantic search of the smoking ruins at the explosion site was being conducted infti the afternoon Monday in hopes that rescuers could find and free A tiny boys body was lifted from the debris and a woman was pulled alive from the rubble earlier Cause of explosion was not immediately By JAMES NICHOLS AP A ghostlike city complete with its own network of fourlane high ways lies feet beneath the heart of industrial un known to most of the motor citys million The underground with 50 miles of its own is Ihe gigantic salt mine operation if Ihe International Salt Mine The miners and company offi cials seldom number more than no more than necessary to convert the mines sodium chlo ride into usable Windless and dust the underground city has an unwav ering climate of 57 degrees and a humidity of 56 per cent the year Driving down one of the mines unlighted highways gives the impression that its a desolate country covered lightly with new snow thats salt and cut through a rocky The ceiling is 25 feet over Mincdout passageways show up in the lowered beams of the trucks Breaking up the vast area are pillars of 60 by 80 the only supports for tons of rock and city buildings Be tween the pillars stretch the 50 feet wide and sometimes several thousand feet The pattern is a complex maze in which a newcomer could easily get At one end of the mine area pounding machinery grades and grinds the salt as it flows in seemingly endless rivers nf white along conveyor At the other beneath sub urban Melvindale or Dearborn miles railroad trains are heard rattling As shifts the miners ride large skip hoists which normally lift JOton loads of salt to the surface in 70 Otherwise this travel is clone in doubledeck circular Visiting the manmarie cavern is a trip to an new world with modern conven There is giant earthmoving some pieces with wheels higher than a mans There are power substa tions and underground lunch A studded seconds grinds a halfton boul der of salt into Top employe voting opens Vy i600 acres for Biggest land sale in county history The biggest land sale in Clear to John father of the present Ice jams causing damage Dynamite used to open streams Freezing temperatures which moved into Mason City late Monday morning halted the rise in flood By 2 water was receding in Willow Creek and was rising at a much slower rate on the Winnebago Sunday night and earlier Monday rain and melting snow and ice caused both streams to climb to near serious flood City Engineer Don Boell said the creek water level started dropping about H The ef fect of the freeze would lie ap parent more quickly on the he because of the smaller The which had been rising at a constant rate through the morning climbed from feet at to feet at l At that the river still is at least V feet from serious flood Boell The sudden thaw and rain Sunday caused nearly 100 prv cent runoff becouse of the frozen Boell At 8 GlobcGazetts weather instruments showed inches of The temper ature dropped from 34 degrees at 8 to 24 at fee jams in the streams added to the Blasting of the ice jams with espe cially on Willow was necessary as city crews fought to keep the water flowing In some ice up to 3 feet thick was jarred At 11 city crews started building a sand dike along the River behind the water pumping This south of the 12th NE is usually the first to flood along the except in By water again had gone over the banks of Wil low Creek at its weak point on the south bank at the Monroe Sandbagging op erations had not started At City nearly a hun dred calls on basements being flooded had been Boell said this has been caused by water getting into the sanitary sewer system through seepage into basements and by influx at homes where storm sewers are tied directly into the sanitary sewer At 10 the sewage treatment plant was operating at full Boell history of Ccrro Gordo County was completed Monday with the sale of Lindon The acres still e in the ranch Mason and Robert purchased a farm south A sixweek voting campaign toj name Mason Citys friendliest1 ind most courteous man and vomjin employes gets under way oday in the Sponsored by the ts purpose is tsvofold It will deserved recognition to the selected by our readers to receive the and it will recognize the importance of friendliness and courtesy in making Mason City a pleasant place to visit and to Ballots will be printed in the and readers may vote as often as they The voting will close April 7 and the two winners and 25 men and 25 women receiving honorable mention will be announced in the editions of April The most courteous man most courteous woman picked y our readers each will receive a Savings Bond and a ramed Recognition will e given to every employe who receives votes in the Voting must be done on the Ballots appearing in the Globe iazettc throughout the contest One appears on Page 2 this The ballots should mailed lo the GlobeGazette or deposited in ballot boxes in Ihe three Mason City the two savings and loan associa the Chamber of Com mcree or GlobeGazette offices Any Mason City ex ccpt store owners and managers is eligible as a By voting in the contest GlobeGazette readers can help make Mason City a more pleas ant place lo Af Fhotnfax LION OR LAMB The calendars most un predictable month is greeted by a stonyfaced lion in Longview Rock and by a vivacious Carolyn daughter of and Richard Lamb of Rork Carolyn is petting the lovable creature and hoping that came in like a lion in most of the will exit in more lamb like Six injured in crash near Fredericksburg NEW women were in a onecar accident four miles east of Fredericksburg on High way 18 Sunday The accident occurred about when a car driven by Peterson to curtail probe of 3 vote Stephen Water who is contesting results of the 3 congressional election told Ihe Globe Gazette Kay lie is curtailing invcsti The ranch includes the alf of Section 28 and Sections and 34 in Union Townshipj chase also includes five houses and three complete sets of farm and Dougan also pur chased the farm machinery and of Clear a native of had come to the westiUnited States in hit a spillway and turned ovci in the Hospitalized with cuts and bruises at a West Union hospi tal are Myrtle and Emily both of and Dcanna H c n k e Treated for minor cuts and re leased were Miss Char lolte 17 and Rence gallons of election a is chal lenging results of the election in which R won by 413 Peterson who had hcen scheduled to question Cerro Gor do County election officials Mon he has subslantia sworn testimony to support my contention that the true result o the contested election can onlj equipment used on the Purchase price of this equip men was Luti took over management of the ranch He and wo fulllime hired men will di the which will continue to include grain farm ng and livestock Lindon Ranch was started in when John Gregory By the end of the 19th Cen Lindon Ranch included about acres in southwest Cerro Gordo Lindon was one of the first livestock producers in the country to ship to the Eastern who operates farms in Iowa and South also is president of Blue Ribbon Beef Lulz has been engaged in ranching enterprises One of the most serious prob lem areas in Mason City Mon day was at Harrison and 4th Heavy intersection flood ing resulted there when ire ripped off the storm sewers flap FLOODS Continued on Page 2 Inside The Globe IASONIC Temple dedica tion Friday night Page coldest since 1936 Page VREA STUDENTS ad vance to state speech contest Page in South Dakota with be known by a recount author ixcd by The attorney said premarkecl ballots in Brcmcr which he contends are supported sworn arc an ample of the evidence he will of fer Richard Papantonis Heady stuff on 4 Clear Lakt Society North news I Sports Bowling Latest 12 Mason City news 1MJ M IS ;