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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Heavy February Viet loss 870 men are killed Snow weary Iowa gets another heavy load By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winter weary lowans to another snow and ice storm shoveling days from spring The Weather Bureau said snow or freezing drizzle would continue over the state during the day and end in most sec tions by nightfall The snowfall by midmorning was heaviest in those parts of eastern Iowa which escaped the heavier snow that blitzed the rest of the state Monday and Tuesday Driving conditions worsened rapidly The Iowa Highway Commis sions morning road report said highways were 100 per cent snowpacked or icy over the state with the exception of some roads in the north and east which were slushy Flooding continued in scat tered sections of the state pri marily along the Boyer River in SAIGON South Viet Nam AP The Vietnamese armed forces suffered their heaviest casualties yet against the Viet Cong during February US military officals reported Thurs day The report said 870 men were killed 1820 wounded and 1450 missing Many of the missing were presumed to have deserted The total of 4140 compared with the previous high of 4050 in December 1964 The roll of American combat dead for February totaled 43 also above the monthly average Most of these men were killed in the Viet Cong attacks on Ameri can installations at Pleiku and Qui Nhonl which prompted re taliatory air strikes at North Viet Nam Eight were killed at Pleiku Feb 7 and 23 in the bombing of a US enlisted mens billet to Qui Nhon Fcb 10 US officials estimated the Viet Cong suffered 2065 casual tics a figure equalled in official reports only twice before in March and December 1964 Vietnamese figures on Com munist losses are usually some what higher American officials here discount them as not hacked up by accurate count in the field The American report also list ed a new high in loss of govern ment weapons 2590 while the Viet Cong lost 655 weapons in combat The Communists lost more than 3500 weapons captured after the sinking of a munitions ship on the central Vietnamese coast The ship is believed to have carried the weapons di rectly from North Viet Nam Tliis cache was not counted in the report because the weapons were never in combat US forces continued their search Thursday for an Ameri can pilot missing since his jet fighterbomber was shot down during the raid on Quang Khe The pjlot 1st Lt Hayden J Lockhart of Springfield Ohio was flying an F100 assigned Tuesday to knocking out Com munist antiaircraft batteries prior to bomb runs by Vietnam ese Skyraiders Lockhart was seen bailing out over a wooded area and was presumed to have reached the ground safely He has not been heard from since and is the only American casualty that has been reported from the raid American helicopters and am phibious planes rescued four other American pilots and one Vietnamese who were shot down during the raids Tuesday on the Quang Khc naval base and Xom Bang munitions depot Lockharts father Hayden J Lockhart Sr of Springfield said the Air Force had informed him search parties had found his sons parachute and helmet Lockharls wife is in Alexan dria La For securily reasons details of the area where he bailed out have not been given Quan Khc is 10 miles north of the border wilh South Viet Nam Fliers in Viet Nam carry small portable radios that can send out a hom ing beam for rescue aircraft Members of Lockharts squad ron at Da Nang Air Base 100 miles south of the border stood ready to launch planes to sup port any ground rescue opera tion They would spray the area with rockets and machinegun fire to enable rescue helicopters to reach the pilot once he was located A report by the Vietnamese air force Wednesday that three unidentified planes apparently tried to intercept Vietnamese bombers returning from Tues days raid proved to be a case of mistaken identity The Vietnamese air force commnder Gen Nguyen Cao Ky said the three aircraft worn US Navy planes return ing from a mission No Commu nist air activity has been report ed during any of the raids on North Viet Nam A terrorist bomb exploded in Saigon Wednesday night in front of an electrical shop and bar killing three Vietnamese and injuring seven persons indue ing two Americans in the bar The Americans cut by flying glass were treated and re leased It was the first such bombing in Saigon in several months JAPANESE OFFICIAL DIES TOKYO in Former For eign Minister Hachiro Arita 80 died of pneumonia Thursday North Iowa Weather outlook Hazardous driving warning Snow Thursday night accumu lating to in creasing northerly caus ing blowing and drifting cold er lows in upper Snow ending west Thursday night and in east Friday Colder highf in mid Weather On 2 Missouri Valley and the Cedar River at Charles City Ice jams kept the situation static in those areas Officials at West DCS Moines on the Raccoon River and Ce dar Falls on the Cedar planned to dynamite ice jams causing flooding in low lying regions More than 1200 persons have been evacuated from their homes at Missouri Valley and Charles City Highways still closed by high water Thursday included Iowa 2 west of Shenandoah Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown US 18 in Charles City US 30 alter nate US 30 and US 75 in Mis souri Valley and Iowa 42 west of Riverlon The Weather Bureau said the state should get from two to five inches of snow wilh the heaviest amounts in the eastern counties Northerly winds of 2025 miles per hour accompanied the storm Overnight lows should be mostly in the teens with partly cloudy conditions Friday and little temperature change The outlook for Saturday called for warmer temperatures and part ly cloudy skies T h e n e wspaper that makes all North lowans neighbor s Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 4 1965 lUo Paper Consisls ol Two One Associated Press Full Wlret No 21 Red police mobs clash China JunkK policies Warning sent to Russians TOKYO Al3 Peking told Moscow Thursday to junk all of Nikila Khrushchevs policies if it wants to restore unity to the Communist world N S Khrushchev has van ished from the political arena but Khrushchcvism is not dead and buried said the official Peking Peoples Daily A glance at the propaganda in the Soviet press these days makes this abundantly clear The MoscowPeking dispute will never und as long as there are still those who believe in Khrushchev revisionism who follow it and disseminate it un til the day when it is swept clean away said the paper Khrushchev was the founder of Khrushchev revisionism the Chinese party organ said When this revisionist line took shape he had dug his own grave One must ask if the whole business of Khrushchev revisionism is to be continued then why oust Khrushchev Could the continuers really be more able than the founder Can those who follow in his footsteps reach their destination along the same road that led him up against a stone wall Can those who believe in Khru shchev revisionism escape the sad end of Khrushchev himself unless they change their ways n Moscow sources said conference of 1 Communist parties originally expected to end Tuesday may be pro longed until Friday or Saturday by a dispute over what to say publicly about the Red Chinese challenge to Soviet policies Communist sources in Mos cow said a Soviet draft for the conferences final communique referred to the MoscowPeking dispute only in general terms and stressed the need for unity This reportedly was opposed by delegations from Australia Brazil and India that have strong proChinese factions to fight at home They wanted a tougher statement The Italian and British par tics however want to avoid the subject altogether for fear of worsening the deep split Photofiix HACK TO JAIL Handcuffed Billie Sol Estes left is escorted from Federal Court in Dallas Tex by US Deputy Marshal John Lowe after he heard a jury pronounce him innocent of lying to the govern ment about his debts Estes a onetime confidant of industrialists and politicians remained in custody nevertheless to start serving a 15year sentence for mail fraud which the Supreme Court has refused for the last time to review See story on Page 17 are killed in explosion NATCM1TOCHES La AP natural gas pipeline ex ploded in a residential area near here early Thursday Sev enteen persons including nine children were killed Authorities said two or three other children were unaccount ed for At least nine persons were taken to a hospital but their injuries were not believed serious A deputy sheriff said the dead and injured were residents of the neighborhood just across Louisiana Highway 1 from the country club The blast occurring 150 yards behind a row of frame houses created a crater 15 feet deep 75 feet long and 30 feet wide Flames from escaping gas soared upward 400 feet or more before Tennessee Gas Trans mission Co workmen managed to stop the flow Charles Cunningham publish er of the weekly Natchitoche Enterprise lives in the vicinitj of the explosion He said the blast looked like a bolt of light ning Then there was a rumble like thunder he said thought perhaps it was thunder or a sonic boom Then I went to the window and saw the flames The explosion occurred aboul 6 am State police estimated dam age from the blast and accom panying fireball at over a mil lion dollars Five houses were leveled Rescue workers moving into the area after the flow of gas was stopped found the body o Mrs William E Ammons abou 25 in a ditch across the high way and about 60 feet from her house Her baby daughters body was lying in the roac aboul 50 feet from the house Fulbright wants arms aid separated in bill WASHINGTON AP Sen J W Fulbrighl asked Congress Thursday to make major changes in the Johnson adminis trations single p a c k a g e foreign aid bill Fulbright chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee called for a separation of military and economic assist ance greater selectivity in countries and projects to be aid ed longrange authorizations and a heavy shift from direct US development loans to mul tilateral lending by internation al institutions But emphasized he was not criticizing the theory of foreign aid or the size of the adminis trations request In a speech prepared for Sen ale delivery Fulbright recalled serving notice on the adminis tration last October he would refuse to lead the fight in the Senate again for an omnibus measure lumping all direct for eign aid into one omnibus bill The administration after a declaration by Rep Thomas E Morgan DPa chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Commit tee that he was unalterably opposed to separating the leg islation sent up an omnibus bill The House unit is in the midst of hearings on it Fulbright said he has had a notable lack of success over the years in attempts to sepa rate the programs I had loped that this year the administration might begin the Arkansas Democrat said I still hope that Congress on its own initiative will begin the separationof military and economic ingredients of the package and will put substan tially more of the developmcn lending program under multilat cral management As a starter FuJbright said h will introduce as a separate bil one part of President Johnson foreign aid rcqucs that dealing with economic aid It calls for billion in appropriations for th fiscal year starting July l He said he was not irttroduc ing legislation to support the White House request for more than billion in military aid because of his objection to mixing military and economic assistance and his belief that military assistance should be part of the defense budget Later after the Foreign Rela tions Committee starts hearings Tuesday on the foreign aid leg islation Fulbright said he will offer other amendments tv Stirring moment in history Abe Lincoln inaugurated WASHINGTON moment n history from exactly 100 cars ago returned to the east steps of the Capitol at noon Thursday in a reenactment of he inauguration of Abraham Lincoln for a second term as president Congress and an assemblage estimated by Capitol police at 30000 gathered to hear tribute to Lincoln to watch the scene and to hear Lincolns words again School children came by bus loads the Marine Band playcc Civil War songs members o the diplomatic corps gathcrec and Congress recessed its bus ness to witness the scene At the end the school kids roared with delight as matchcc gray horses pulling two old car riagcs drove up to carry awaj the costumed actors In the program preceding the cenactment Vice Prcsidenl Hubert H Humphrey said al Americans are living witnesses of Lincolns pledge of malice oward none In the main address Civil War historian Bruce Catton said the Civil War which was ncaring its end 100 years ago was not an end but a begin ning Only now he said are we Beginning to insist effectively that the broader freedom thai was won in the Civil War must ae made good all across the board in the realities of dayto day life Catton said that Lincolns urging to go forward withou hatred was still good United Nations Ambassadoi Adlai E Stevenson said Lin coins words on the with malice toward none arc as meaningful today as when Lincoln spoke Inside The Globe RAPS LEGISLATURE foi delaying school laws Page 13 North Iowa news Editorials Society news 567 Clear Lake news 8 Sports news Cub Gazette 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 Transit timetable 16 Classified pages 1617 Queen Louise is serious STOCKHOLM Sweden Queen Louise 75 underwent a sixhour operation here Thurs day after suffering a heart at tack The kings adjutant Carl BeckFriis said after the opera tion the queen is in serious condition but there is still hope GETTING ACQUAINTED Heidi Grayvvickel 6 clings to her mother on landing at Mason City Municipal Airport after a trip from Germany She shies away from her stepfather James Glander Spencer whom she had not seen for three years Mrs Glander made the trip back to Germany to get her daughter when Heidis grandmother became seriously ill and could no longer care for the child Mom daughter reunited after 3year separation SPENCER shy Ger man girl was home with her mother and stepfather Thursday after a flight from Frankfurt fi nanced by contributions from Spencerarea residents She is 6yearold Heidi Gray wickel daughter of Mrs Irene Glander They arrived at the Mason City Airport Wednesday night and were met by iVfrs Glandcrs husband James who said he plans to adopt Heidi as soon as possible Mother and daughter were separated three years ago when Mrs Glander came to the Unit ed States to marry Glander She left Heidi with a grand mother who later developed cancer and could not care for the child Mrs Glander learned that the child might be placed for adop tion A fundraising drive was started by the Iowa Great Lakes Tied Cross Chapter The chapter raised to finance the trip and Tuesday nights happy end ing to a mothers concern Battle at US embassy Windows out Many injured MOSCOW wi Student demonslra tors smashed win dows at the US Embassy and smeared the walls with ink in win outbursts Thursday They eat back police and scuffled with Soviet soldiers About 2000 demonstrator rom Moscow and Lumumba Universities first attacked the embassy breaking windows up to the seventh floor of the 10 story building Dispersed by soldiers about 1000 Red Chinese and Com munist North Vietnamese stu dents among the demonstrators returned to the embassy and smashed more windows En raged by rough handling from police and soldiers the stu dents were out of hand But they finally dispersed It was the second attack on the embassy in less than a month by students protesting US air raids on North Viet Nam and it probably was tbe worst The embassy had just been cleaned up after a window smashing assault Feb 9 When word got out that students were massing for another demonstra tion Ambassador Foy D Kohler demanded protection About 250 blueunif o r m e d police showed up erected a threefoot metal fence for 200 yards down broad Tshaikovsy Avenue in front of the avenue and took up positions beind the fence Behind this line were 25 water tank trucks equipped with snow plows Then came the students 2000 strong marching behind a youth MOSCOW Continued on Fage 2 Cant condone embassy attack WASHINGTON State Department said Thursday at tacks by student demonstrators on the US Embassy in Mos cow cannot be condoned but it delayed any official action pending a full report from Am bassador Foy D Kohler SAME ATTACK US EMBASSY Mounted Moscow ered with snow as mob became infuriated bvaU police come under attack as 2000 students from Mos tempts to push rioters away from building Demon cow and Lumumba Universities hit US Embassy stration was protest against US air attacks in Viet building with rocks and ink bottles Police were show Nam an viet ;