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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Junks radar smashed US jets hit in Viet Nam By EDWIN Q WHITE SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Eight US Air Force F105 jets smashed radar early warning site on the North Viet namese coast Monday then sank three Communist junks that tried to put up a fight Enemy fire downed one of the jets but the pilot was plucked safely from the South China Sea by an amphibious plane of the US 7lh Fleet The antiaircraft action was officially described as light to moderate The target of the attack was identified by a US spokesman as Vinh Son a coastal installa tion about 60 miles north of the 17th Parallel The spokesman described the raid as highly successful and said the radar site was knocked out The jcls roared in with 750 pound bombs rockets and 20mm cannon fire The raid was the third in four days on North Viet Nam and the ninth in the scries hat began Feb 7 The spokesmen fUk came from shore batteries at first and lalcr from three jvmks near Ihc radar site The jets silenced some of the shore bat teries and sank the junks The attack was the second mounted against a North Viet namese radar sile On March M Vietnamese and American planes smashed similar inslalla lions on Tiger Island Mondays raid first was re ported as reconnaissance but1 details disclosed later showed the operation was an actual at tack There was no immediate indi cation from what base the American jets flew South Vietnamese and Ameri can planes raided another North Vietnamese military base Sun day The Vietnamese planes dropped 52 tons of bombs and rockets and the US planes hit antiaircraft installations The target was Vu Con 15 miles inside Communist territo ry A South Vietnamese commu nique described it as i base for a battalion of regular North Vietnamese troops a temporary base for guerrillas operating in the south and a supply and am munition depot for Red guerril las operating in Quang Tri Province in South Viet Nam It was the eighth air strike against Communist North Viet Nam since a scries of US and South Vietnamese raids Feb 7 Participation by US planes was not officially announced but Vietnamese pilots returning to Da Nanag said between 30 nnd 40 K100 and F105 US jets softened up the target area with rocket and cannon fire Lt Col Pham Long Suu the Vietnamese air force chief of staff flew the lead plane in the squadron of 2G Vietnamese pro pellerdriven Skyraiders He said all his planes returned to base and he believed all the American planes got back safe ly also No US Air Force jets were seen taking off from Da Nang the general assumption was that the American planes came from Thailand A US military source in Bangkok said this was likely The attack against Vu Con had been scheduled for last Fri day when US Air Force and Navy pianos hit military instal lations 160 miles inside North Viet Nam Bad weather forced a delay North Viet Nam protested the Sunday attack to the Intcrna lional Control Commission on Indochina calling it a new very serious war act of the Sixth bomb found in Birmingham All lethal BIRMINGHAM Ala AP A sixth potentially devastating homemade dynamite bomb was found in a predominantly Negro section Monday as authorities bolstered police patrols to guard possible targets Five of the devices which offi cers are convinced were meant to explode were found Sunday in this Southern steel city which has a history of bombings since 1955 The latest bomb was found beneath a panel truck in the parking lot of a Negro funeral home Poole Funeral Chapel The explosive device was dis armed by the same Army de molition experts who disman tled the five bombs previously uncovered The cheap alarm clock used as a timing device had stopped at am 15 minutes short of the noon hour used on similar devices in four of the other bombs One of the bombs was timed to go off at about 6 pm Its construction was similar to the other five 50 sticks of dyamite and a detonating de vice This brings the total num ber of dynamite sticks used in constructing the bombs to about 300 G M Smith one of the funer al home managers said the lat est bomb was found by James Taylor a car washer for the mortuary Police have launched an ex tensive investigation into the near disasters they say were avoided by the cool work of the two Army demolition men Police Chief Jamie Moore as signed a special 20man inves tigative team to push an aroundtheclock probe The bombs ticking in harm lesslooking green boxes were spotted near the former home of a Negro leader a Catholic church a Negro attorneys twicepreviously bombed home a funeral home and a Negro highschool All were within a fourmile radius of northwest Birmingham Police evacuated the areas This radius includes previous bombing targets the 13th Street Baptist Church where four Negro girls died in a blast Sept 15 1963 the Gaston Motel and the former home of the Rev A D King brother of Dr Martin Luther King Jr The fifth bomb was discov ered late Sunday night near the former home of A D King It was found under a truck by two policemen who were patroling the street They called in the demolition experts Spec 6 Robert M Presley of Onconta Ala and MSgt Marvin M Bryon who dismantled all the bombs The experts said this bomb already had reached its time and failed to explode Its a wonder it didnt go off said one Chief Fire Marshal Aaron Ro senfeld and Bryon discounted speculation that the bombs were meant only as scare devices Those batteries had plenty of juice Rosenfeld said They were hot Theres no question but what they were meant to go Rosenfeld said the first three bombs were set to explode at 12 noon and the fourth at about 8 pm No time was gives for the fifth bomb Moore offered no theories be hind the attempted bombings but would not discount the pos sibility they were meint to coin cide with the start Sunday of a SolmatoMontgomery march by civil rights demonstrators The first bomb was noticed by a school teacher Fred Calhoun as he arrived for Mass at Our Lady Queen of the Universe BOMBS Turn 1 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 27 1965 UDe Paper Consists of Two Associated Prcu Full LMM WlrM Young all set to go Photofax his nose in US IS HAPPY Virgil Gus Grissom wrinkles laughter as he views a photograph during final phases of training leading up to Tuesdays 3 orbital space flight with astronaut John W Young Alabama hike force decreases to 400 Russian describes space walk Had trouble getting back By GEORGE SYVERTSEN MOSCOW CAP Space stroller Alexi Lconov said Mon dayhe had difficulty getting back into Voskhod 2 after 1C minutes as a human satellite The spaceship shook and even seemed to lurch forward in rela See story on Page 3 ion to its constant speed of 17 400 miles an hour when he pushed on it Lconov said The ships captain Pave Be yayev said it reacted to every movement of Lconov I could hear when Alexe nocked on the cabin wall with his boot and moved his hands over the ships surface he said Leonov and Bclyaycv de scribed their 17orbit trip at a news conference for Soviet jour nalists at the space center al Baikonur 1250 miles southeast of Moscow It was reported by ihe official Soviet news agency Tass Moscow prepared a custom United States nnd its agents against North Viet Nam Inside The Globe Clear Lake news 6 Society news 89 Norfh Iowa news 10 Sports news 1 Bowling news 13 Latest markets Mason City news 1415 Comics Editorials Transit timetable H Classified pages 1819 OK JFK MEMORIAL NEW YORK Jfi Plans for building an external light monu ment to the laic President John F Kennedy were approved Sun day by Mayor Robert F Wag ner The memorial to cost 150 will be a white Vermont marble structure five feet square and eight feet high At the top continuous gns flame will burn North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Monday night Monday ntjM 5H Highs nerth low south SELftJA Ala AP About 400 marchers led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr broke camp in a frost covered cow pasture Monday and started trudging along the highway on the second leg of a 50mile voter crusade to Alabamas capital It was clear and crisp under a bright blue sky when the marchers rolled out of their sleeping bags and ate breakfast They were the remnants of thousands who started the trek Sunday from Sclma They dined on oatmeal toast jelly and coffee Then about 8 am the march resumed King said they would walk 14 miles the distance covered in the first day of the pilgrimage to Montgom cry aimed al dramatizing his Negro voter drive The temperature fell to 31 de grees overnight but after sunup the weather grew warmer King slept in a pink and white heated house trailer placed in the center of the camp Two oppcd the Edmund Pettus Bridge went down the other side and trooped eight abreast o the campsite After crossing the bridge some of the younger marchers aid down on the highway as a symbolic reminder that this was he spot where state troopers lad wielded billy clubs and hrown tear gas to stampede a similar march two Sundays be ore At nightfall were 42 miles the marchers from Montgom ery the state capital They ex pect to reach there Thursday Campfircs glowed in the dark ness around the camp A pro gram was canceled because 01 the nearfreezing weather Foo blisters were treated Bedrolls were opened Sleeping bags were laid out The weary marchers retired While they slept soldier guarded the camp Patrols ro tated on guard duty retiring al intervals to pup tents thrown up about 200 yards away ary big welcome for the two cosmonauts Tuesday the day of the scheduled US two man space shot This scheduling was assumed to be not just a coinci dcnce Leonov said leaving the cabin was not difficult even sim pie But he added the return to the cabin was more diffi cult Tass did not elaborate Mos cow television had shown film of Leonovs emergence inti space and floating freely ther but did not show the return t Voskhod 2 Pholofax miles an threefoot hour waves GETTING CHECKUP Astronaut John W Young undergoes a late eye examination as a pre liminary to Tuesdays Gemini space flight from Cape Kennedy Fla Doctors gave a thorough head to toe examination to Young and to Virgil Gus Grissom ceiling of 10000 feet the two men who will make the three orbit ride through space It was their last complete physical before the flight Weaffier holds key to launch CAPE KENNEDY Fla Iff Gradually improv ing weather conditions raised hopes Monday that two finelyhoned American astronauts would be able to pio neer some vital steering in space Tuesday Project officials for the first twoman Gemini flight pored over early morning weather reports Then a spokesman said These conditions would be well within the requirements for a launch It looks good for a launch if these conditions hold The Tuesday morning forecast for the Cape was broken skies no rain temperature about 68 degrees winds from the east at two to off the laimch area a n d a cloud Still worrisome however was the area 240 miles south of Ber muda where astronauts Virgil I Grissom and John W Young Bus ride bill has close call DBS MOINES bill to require transportation of paro chial school pupils in public school buses was voted out to the House Steering Committee calendar Monday The bill cleared the Sifting Committee by 1510 barely get Ling the 15 votes necessary to bring it out Also brought out for House ac tion was a controversial Senate passed bill to require all areas of the state to be in a 12grade school district by July 1 1966 The measure would require a county board of education to at tach to a 12grade district any school district which is not in one by Apirl 1 196C RACE NOTE REMOVED DES MOINES AP The Iowa House Monday voted 850 large green tents were the sleeping quarters for the marchers The men slept in one the women in the other National Guardsmen federal izcd by presidential order kept watch around the camp The soldiers stood around their own fires circling the tents at about 100 yards A security guard composed mainly of members of the Stu dent Nonviolent Coordinating Committee stood sunlry duty within the camp and at Kings trailer Dr King calling it Gandhi like procession led the march frona Sclma Sunday as it SOLDIERS KEEP UP A long line of civil Johnson move with them The guards are all along rights marchers carrying flags moves along Route the route of the march between Selma and the State 80 jftar Selma Ala as troops up by President Capito at Montgomery if the flight were after two orbits prohibit the race or color of n applicant to be stated on in irance forms The bill goes to ie Senate Hitandrun bill passes DES MOINES AP A bill equiring the revocation of the rivers license of any driver nvolved in a hit and run acci ent involving or more in roperty damage was passed 516 and sent to the Senate by ie Iowa House Monday Passage of the bill came aft r Rep Roy Gillette D nes told the House there is growing problem with hit and un drivers in the state He said he State Safety Department ad requested passage of the ill As originally proposed the ill would have required revoc tion of a license if property amage in the hit and run acci cnt exceeded But an imcndmcnt by Rep Paul Kemp er DBellevue raised this to 1500 Gillette said the amount o property damage involved is not the main consideration He said the bill is designed to ge at the act of hit and run tsclf He said the law now require LEGISLATURE Turn to Page 2 would land terminated Winds of 15 to 20 miles an hour were forecast under a rainy 2 000foot cloud ceiling with visi bility limited to about five miles Space officials like to have six miles visibility in the recovery areas Grissom and Young are as signed to take complete com mand of their Molly Brown spacecraft a n d to change its orbit twice in other words steer it in space during their scheduled threeorbit journey one has ever done that ma euvering before This is ah essential step in eveloping the ability to hook up with another craft in space The echnique must be perfected efore men can ever land on nd return from the moon oward which Ranger 9 is soar ng now for another closeup nspection will be the second space SAME Traffic Pxft light for Grissom 38 an Air Force major who made a sub orbital trip in 1961 and the first for Young 34 a Navy lieutenant commander Both are experi enced test pilots Grissom and Young were busy Monday reviewing the essen tial steps of their flight and how they would perform several scientific experiments Mainly this Gemini flight is intended to prove out all the intricate systems in their spacecraft and its purposes On a cool windy Sunday they spent four hours being exam ined by a medical team with Dr Charles Berry pronouncing them in excellent condition The jbackup crew of Walter M Schirra Jr and Thomas P Staf ford passed with the cheering verdict Later Grissom and Young took further training on a flight simulator Ships and airplanes and some communications centers carried out exercises of all their duties to pluck the Molly Brown and its space twins from their ex pected landing at sea Everything appeared set ex cept the weather which has to meet certain minimum require ments of cloud cover wind and wave height at several areas There is not only a need for pretty clear weather at Cape Kennedy but also in the from Florida to the pickup spot Nonlethal gas used in V Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam AP South Viet Nams armed forces are now using nonlethal gases in certain tacti cal situations against the Viet ong a US military spokes man said Monday Temporary disablement is the lim to make the enemy incapa ble of fighting The spokesman here and the Pentagon in Washington issued statements after reliable Saigon sources reported US and Viet namese forces were expert menting with this kind of war fare Various of gases have been used in action against the Communist guerrillas in the 2n and 3rd Corps regions a broac belt across central Viet Nam the sources said Some were believed to induce tears others nausea vomiting and loosening of the bowels As officially explained the gas is released from dispenser operated by Vietnamese person nel in helicopters to obtain the ame disabing effect as gasej normally used in riot control Some of these experiments lave succeeded it was report d but others have failed The nature of the gases is classified information but they are believed to be mixtures that nclude tear gas the universal riot control weapon One gas reportedly causes extreme nan sea and vomiting another loos ens the bowels Helicopters and fighter bomb ers reportedly have been equipped to dispense the gases over battlefields One objective of this gas war fare is to immobilize the enemy quickly to permit the rescue of prisoners held by the Viet Cong Another use for gas military sources said is neutralization of the enemy in tunnel areas Associated Press photogra pher Horst Faas was on one such operation Sunday Gas was VI IT NAM Turn t ;