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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1965, Mason City, Iowa own VICTIM OP ACCIDENTAL BOMBING Viet pilots bomb troops again Uy HOUST FA AS SUO DAY South Viet Nam God Oil my God the American captain said as a Skyraidcr screamed in to bomb troops oi the 9lh South Vietnamese Regiments 1st Ballalioir accidentally for the second time in a month Both attacks were on a Sunday Capt Robert Duker of Burlington Iowa went down on his knees as he heard the plane dive then threw himself face down on the ground as the earth heavcjl under the impact of the bomb explosion Spec I Roger Waffold of Buchanan Mich began shouting Aloft Aloft over his pack ra dio while running for cover Aloft was the call sign of the liaison plane overhead to co ordinate action between the Skyraiders and the ground troops Watfolds transmission was broken off as the earshattering explosion knocked him down When he could continue VYaffold shouted over the radio Stop the Skyraiders The bombs are falling right on us Branches chunks of earth rocks and other r debris were still raining back to earth Everyone pressed his face in the dirt as the second Skyraider began its bombing dive The plane did not release its bombs apparently after having been alerted by the liaison plane II was not known whether the Skyraiders N were from the American or Vietnamese air i force or why the bombers picked out the govH ernment troops for their target In the rear company the screams of a jlj wounded Vietnamese soldier were beard namesc soldiers usually do not cry out even when they have been badly wounded Dukcr took over the radio and called the ft regimental command post to report the ing His knees trembling Waffold 23 rose to i his feet and then sank to a kneeling position covering his face with trembling hands for a few moments For the second time now T never thought I would have to go through this he said Duker and Waffold moved GO yards to the rear where the bomb had exploded In all one man was dead and 10 seriously i wounded Many others had minor wounds Over the radio came word from the Air Force that nine bombs with delayed fuses had been dropped into the area earlier in the day when it was in Viet Cong hands No one seemed to know when they were scheduled to go off Medics worked feverishly over the woundi ed The troops left the area followed by the Americans A US Army helicopter and two Vietna mese choppers evacuated the dead and serious ly wounded from a clearing 500 yards from the scene of the bombing Two Vietnamese soldiers were hit by sniper fire as the wounded were taken out The door gunner of I he American helicop ter held a bottle of blood plasma in one hand and fired his light machine gun with the other as the chopper rose and headed for its base Four members of the battalion were killed and 15 wounded on March 1 by bombs from US Air Force B57s That time the forward air controller marked the wrong target U S planes strike at radar stations SAIGON Viet Nam US Navy planes dumped 45 tons of bombs on North Vietnamese ra dar and other installations on Bach Long Island Monday to pursue a demolition job started last Friday Fortytwo fighter bombers and an escort of un announced strength made the raid In the process they stirred a charge from Radio Peking that eight planes violated Red Chinas air space near Hainan Island 80 miles east of Bach Long However though Hainan is a base for MIG interceptors the raiders sighted no aerial challenge Antiaircraft fire dropped a Skyhawk jet into the Gulf of Tonkin The pilot was reported rescued uninjured Radio Hanoi declared two of the planes were shot down and many others were damaged Cmdr Henry P Glindeman of Couer DAlene Idaho skipper of airwing 15 on the US Aircraft Carrier Coral Sea led this 13th attack in the series of raids launched against Nortli Viet Nam Feb 7 A 20year Navy veteran Glindeman flew directly to Sai gon aUjr the strike and report ed his primary objective was substantially damaged He said he could see rising smoke and many secondary fires in the tar get area The primary objective was a halfa ere radar installation re ported only moderately d a m aged in a raid last Friday Also hit were a communications cen ter and several other military targets on the twosquarcmilo island which is only 100 miles south of the Communist Chinese mainland Glindeman said the weather was better this lime permitting a more accurate strike 1 was in the target area for some time he said Altogeth er we were in there between 30 and 45 minutes We did not see any enemy aircraft or people on the ground although small arms and auto matic fire was moderately heavy I could not tell how ef fective last weeks raid had been But there is a difference now News dispatches from Tokyo and Peking indicated the war is putting a crimp in North Viet Nams maritime trade Six Japanese shipping decided to halt sailing of their freighters to North Vietnamese ports Those freighters been hauling a total of about 500000 tons of coal annually from North Viet Nams Hongaty mines to Japan A new China news agency dispatch broadcast from Pe king said US and South Viet namese planes seriously dam aged the Lebanese merchant ship San Spyridon The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 29 1965 Cltlc a Paper Consists of Two Associated Press Full Lease Wires No Quake toll hits 426 u Taylor Things better Reports on in Viet WASHINGTON AP Am bassador Maxwell D Taylor who says lie thinks things are turning for the better in Viet Nam confers Monday with Sec rotary of State Dean Rusk anc other lop Stale Department offi cials Taylor returned Sunday from Saigon to meet with Prcsiden Johnson in what was billed as a periodic acrosstheboard re view of the US effort in tin Southeast Asian country to hal Communist subversion and aggression No time has been announced for the White Hous meeting Landing at Andrews Ai Force Base outside Washington Taylor reported that there i an air of optimism at thi present time in Saigon abou Lhc antigucrrilla campaign against the Communist Vie Cong Taylor said he had no specifi recommendations to make I the President When qucstioncc about a report he would resign Taylor said there is nothing li it The 63yearold ambassado was chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff when Johnson named him to the Viet Nati post last June En route to Washington h conferred in Honolulu with US Pacific commander Adm US Grant Sharp When he arrive here he made these points On the campaign against th Viet Cong Id say that th feeling of the people is that it i improving all the time On results of the air raid against Hie north They have produced a very clear lift in morale in South Viet Nam On the political situation in South Viet Nam It has im proved since the civilian Quat regime took over in February HIS WORLD CAME TUMBLING DOWN A little boy sits overwhelmed amid the rubble of his destroyed home in Santiago after an earthquake which rocked central Chile His toy truck used at A1 Photofax play to carry bigloads now has no place to roll Hundreds were killed and thousands made homeless through the quake belt Action in two weeks Will move to have Wallace impeached SELMA Ala AP Civil Rock Island may halt some service CHICAGO AP The board chairman of the Chicago Rock Island Pacific Railroad said Sunday lhat the line may have to abandon long distance pas senger service in order to cut annual multimilliondollar loss es There is a distinct possibili ty particularly if there is a downward trend in the present economy that the company can do no better than break even in said board Chairman Jcrvis Langdon Jr in the an nual report to stockholders The cold fact is thai business travel is now using the airplane almost exclusively and person al travel if not by private auto is also by air Langdon said If it becomes necessary to drop passenger service from the longer runs we shall do so re luctantly but with the firm con viction that the freight service should no longer be asked lo ab sorb the inevitable and growing deficits he added SAME DATE1W414I Trifflt Oealfc Houri Langdon said a planned merg er with the Union Pacific Rail road would do much to elimi nate many of the Rock Islands more pressing problems bui added that Ihe merger is far from completion At best it is a matter o years Langdon said Seek contributions toward Bama fund AMES AP Contributions were being sought Monday to ward a Alabama Memo Langdon said expenses must rial Fund launched in tribute tc be reduced on Icssthancarload three civil rights workers slain shipments and intercity passcnrecently in Alabama rights leaders say they will begin a move in about two weeks to have Gov George C Wallace impeached and lo turn all of Alabama into one mass demonstration in their battle to register Negro voters Were going to start our next ampaign at the top and go own to the bottom said the lev James Bevel in a speech to Negro rally Sunday night He told the group that the rive to get Wallace out of of ice would be under way by n idApril The civil rights movement Iso will expand shortly to the tcel city of Birmingham the ort city of Mobile and to every own and hamlet in Alabama aid Bevel who is one pf Dr Martin Luther King Jrs top pokcsmcn He declared lhat dcmonstra ions also will be stepped up at Montgomery the capital and vill be taken into the white resi dential sections of Sclma in de iance of a directive from a fed eral judge if certain conditions are not met to the satisfaction of Negroes Civil rights groups face a monumental task in trying to get Wallace impeached as z majority of both stale Icgisla live houses must approve it A resolution asking impcachmen of the governor must be presented by a House member Alabama House Speaker A bert Brewer said the resolution must contain charges that the governor has violated some nor tion of the Alabama Constitu gcr service each of which now loses between million and million annually Langdon said lhat 1964 earn ings were the lowest since the company was reorganized in 1948and added lhatthe outlook for 1965 is even more disturb ing A committee of ministers laymen and faciillj and students from Iowa Stat University opened the cam A group spokesman said mon ey raised would be forwarde to the Slmlcnl Nonviolent Co ordinating Committee on and usually would charge ncompetcnce If a majority of House man ors then passed the resolution trial would then be held by the enate with the chief justice of ic Alabama Supreme Court residing Then after charges re heard the governor would e impeached only if a majority f the Senate voted for it If we do our homework I elieve that by Christmas we rill have new governor said Sevcl I would not be surprised we had an election by then Bevel said he believes Ala ama citizens both Negro and vhite are fed up with Wallace Ic did not go into detailon what Ian his group would use in rying to get the impeachment ampaign going other than to mention the group would use a 0day economic boycott and aunch a handbill campaign North Iowa Weather outlook Decreasing cloudiness and colder Monday night lows 1014 Tuesday mostly fair highs in the 30s Wither Details on Page 2 V GOV GEORGE WALLACE Bill on daylight time in House No vote yet DES MOINES AP The owa House took up a bill Mon day to establish statewide day ighl saving lime Efforts to kill or sidetrack the bill failed but no final vote was taken The bill passed by the Sen ate would establish daylight time from the last Sunday in April through Labor Day Rep Dale Rickert DWapello said it would be highly desirable or Iowa to have uniform time and eliminate the confusion that existed last year when most of the stale went on daylight time for varying parts of the spring summer and fall Rep Burl Scott D Avoca touched off a by proposing which would lengthy debate an amendment allow counties bordering other states to ad jus their time to lhat prevailing in the adjoining states No vote on On the inside Editorials North Iowa news Society news 71 Sports Mason City news 121 Latest markets 1 Comics Clear Lake news 1 Classified pages 1611 Scuba diver vanishes in an old mine WEBB CITY Mo AP cuba diver disappeared Sunda vhile trying to help police re cover a car from an abandone cad and zinc mine Roy Hunt 23 was presume drowned Police believe the car was th one that killed Benjamin Car 13 in front of his home in Web Hity in a hitandrun accidcn ast Nov 18 Divers found the car on edge under about 70 feet water Entire Chilean village buried SANTIAGO Chile A massive earthquake umbled across central Chile Sunday shattering a dam hat buried a village of 400 people under a deluge of uid and water At least 26 others were killed else here hundreds were injured and thousands were left omeless Only eight villagers were known to have escaped hen the 230foothigh clam burst cascadingtwo mil on tons of mud and water on the coppermining vil age of El Cobre 80 miles north of Santiago Between 60 and 70 farm nouses and cottages were swept away by the torrent hat thundered into the valley beneath the dam It was like a gigantic wave more than 100 feet high made of sand mud and water said one survivor Carlos Munchel It catne on top of us but I Tickertape parade for Gus John skies were somber gray but Broadway radiated a glory of Is own Monday in honor of Americas first buddies in space ravel Virgil I Grissom and John W Young took their bows as the ity offered the fervent flam boyant tributes of a nation Although the weather lark and drizzly it was bright vith banners bands and cheersi ilong Bradway the Street of Heroes as thousands saluted he Gemini astronauts Cloudbursts of torn paper out iid the rain as the pair rode managed to run to a nearby hill When I looked over my shoulder the avalanche had passed al ready and then I could not see the houses any more President toured the E d u a r d o stricken areas Frel by through massed applauding a n k s Umbrellasheltered hrongs lined the streetsides Others filled dows above skyscraper win It was the classic welcome accorded to Americas great throughout modern history The pair landed at La Guardia Airport where crowds had waited in the rain for the moment A police detail and armec forces honor guards also offered their salutes along with cheers from spectators as Americas first dual travelers in stepped from a plane It arrived from Florida where the two had spent the weekend after their pioneering twoman orbital flight last Tues day After welcoming formalities the two entered a limousine and headed for a tickertape parade up lower Broadway plane and helicopter He told newsmen that the situation was under control and praised the people for remaining calm and helping in rescue efforts The situation in El Cobre is errible Frei said but it is ortunate it was confined to this small area Sharp aftershocks continued through the night but the only major result reported was fresh rockslidcs on the highways ews were working to clear the slides and repair road damage All main roads were open but detours were necessary on many space The quake shook the 2650 milelong mountain nation from end to end but it hit hardest in the central provinces of Acon cagua Valparaiso Coquimbo and Santiago where a third the South American nations 78 million people live Dead and injured were report ed in dozens of cities Scores of fires broke out The upheaval was the worst the quakeprone nation has suf fered since May 1960 when an earthquake and tidal wava killed an estimated 5000 people Heaviest destruction in Sun days earthquake was reported QUAKE Turn to Page 2 he amendment was taken im mediately During the hourlong debate a motion by Rep Walter Me Namara DCcdar Rapids to ay the bill on the table failed jy a surprisingly close vote of 6249 A move by Rep William Schcric RHcndcrson to sub stitute an amendment to make standard time the only legal ime in Iowa was ruled out of order PIONEER SURGEON DIES CHICAGO Wi Dr Robert Talbot McElvenny 90 a pioneer in the field of hip and spine sur gery died Saturday He was on the staff of Wesley Memorial Hospital since 1911 and at his death was senior attending sur geon front HOME SHATTERED BY EARTHQUAKE Woman and boy look at the t of thenshattered home in Santiago Chile after a giant earthquake f n rrli n 1 il n nUnf An J 1 ff ripped through central Chile The quake shattered homes in communi ties ripped open a 230foothigh dam drowning 350 to 400 persons ;