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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The ne wspape r t h a t m a k e s a 11 North I o wa n s n e i g h bo Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY II UOe a Paper Consists ol Two lion Associated Press Full Lciw Wlrw No 79 SOUTH VltT NAM Major offensive staged by Viet Cong provincial capital of Song Be under lined was held byViet Cong for seven hours Tuesday SAIGON South Viet Nam AP The Viet Cong occupied a town of 15000 persons 74 miles north of Saigon for seven hours Tuesday killing 5 American mil itary advisers and wounding 11 others in one of the heaviest onslaughts of the Vietnamese war In another operation a US Marine was killed and six were wounded when a company of leathernecks shot their way into a complex of Communistcon trolled villages near the Da Nang Air Base The casualties raised the total of US combat dead in Viet Nam to 372 since December 1961 The heaviest American casu alties were suffered in Song Be a provincial capital near the Cambodian border Government forces reoccupied the town un der coyer of a heavy air attack by US Air Force jets but the Communists dug in along a riv er northeast of the town A ma jor battle appeared to be devel oping Communist groundfire hit one American propellerdriven fighterbomber in the engine forcing it to land An Army heli copter picked up the pilot un hurt 15 minutes later Were really pouring the air on them Were giving them ev erything we can lay our hamls on a US military spokesman in Saigon said The Vietnamese defenders were believed to have suffered heavy casualties in the attack which was the first Red seizure of a provincial capital since last fall Song Be first came under heavy mortar attack at am The Communists followed up at am with an infantry assault in regimental strength on the town where about 30 US advisers were stationed with a force of some 1000 Vietnamese During the fighting helicop ters were unable to land rein forcements because Red fire in the landing was loo hot By daylight the guerrillas were well inside the town and engaged the defenders in house tohouse fighting One group of guerrillas fought their way into Ihe mess hall o Ihe US Army advisory detach ment but all were killed in handtohand fighting A second group got into the hall and got away with a supply of rations The Communists seized the provincial administration build ing in Song Be and attacked a government post a half mile from town The post held despite withering fire from Veit Cong cannon and mortars The Viet Cong captured five armored cars from defenders o the administration building and threw them into an attack on the Song Be airstrip a half mile away The Viet Cong began lo leave the town about 9 am and gov VIETNAM Turn to Page 2 Rail merger okayed Junta leader refuses to quit SANTO DOMINGO Do minican Republic Gen Elias Wessin y Wessin changed his mind Monday night about resigning as a peace overture to the Do minican rebels The US government appar e n 11 y hoped the head Brig loyalist junta Gen Antonio Imbert Barrelas o u 1 d talk him into resigning The question of Gen Wessins resignation is a matter between Gen Im bert and Gen a US Embassy official said in a statement We did understand from offi cial sources that Gen Wessin was going to resign at 4 pm Monday We now understand that he is reconsidering his de cision the slalement said Educators blacklist Oklahoma Protest by NEA WASHINGTON AP The National Education Association blacklisted the State of Oklaho ma Tuesday It warned teachers from out of state not to accept teaching positions in Oklahoma and said it would establish relocation centers to help Oklahoma teach ers find jobs elsewhere The NEA imposed nationa sanctions in protest againsl alleged subminimal condi tions in almost every area of the Oklahoma school program The Oklahoma Education As sociation a state affiliate ol NEA has hundreds of estimated thai the states 22000 teachers will look for teaching positions outside the state be fore school reopens next fall An NEA source said the figure may run to 10 per cent or higher The sanctions Warn teachers from out state not to accept teaching po sitions in Oklahoma because such acceptance may be consid ered unethical conduct Cautions graduates of schools of education against contracting to teach in the state An NEA source says this does not imply any possible penal ties Turn the spotlight of pub licity on the situation through press releases and reports to business and industrial organi zations and their leaders agen cies of government and the general public in Oklahoma The United States had pressed for Wessins retirement as a peace gesture toward the reb els whose forces he fought with planes and tanks before the ar rival of US troops Many Do minicans held him responsible for the air bombardments of Santo Domingo that took more than 1000 lives Col Francisco C a a m a n o Deno proclaimed provisional president by the rebels has been demanding that Wessin leave the country The general commands the San Isidro train ing base 20 miles from Santo Domingo one of the countrys key military posts and was a leader of the military revolt hat overthrew President Juan Bosch in 19G3 US sources said Wessin sent letter Sunday to US Ambas sador W Tapley Bennett Jr in which he expressed his willin ness to resign from the army for the good of the country The ettcr was written after he met with Bennett and Lt Gen Bruce Palmer commander of the 21 000 US Marines and paratroop ers in the Dominican Republic There was no explanation for he generals change of heart Reliable sources said the US Embassy and representatives of the Organization of American States were trying to arrange a meeting between junta chief Imbert and rebel leader Caa mano but that Caamano so far had refused Caamano met wilh the papal nuncio Msgr Emanticlc Clari zio Monday The nuncio who represents Pope Paul VI in the Dominican Republic reportedly carried a message from the jun ta Results of the meeting were not disclosed In another peace gesture Im bert on Sunday dismissed eight officers considered offensive to the rebels Caamanos comment on the move was They have killed the flies and left the bee tles At a news conference Monday he again denied charges that his movement was controlled by Communists I am completely sure that a dictatorship of the lefl is infin itely worse than one of the right he said US forces reinforced their KEEPING Ball US assist ant secretary of state could have been keeping a tally with his fingers during the opening spring FhnlnFiix meeting of the North Atlantic Alliance in London Tuesday First there was one linger then two then three then four Bind Jensen over on robbery count Cecil bound D over Jensen 53 to the grand was jury Tuesday on charges of bank robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle The next term of the grand jury convenes June 7 Jensen also has been charged with bank violation robbery of the statute federal in con CECIL JENSEN encirclement of the rebelheld area of Santo Domingo with 105mm howitzers six smaller cannon and an addilional 15 M48J tanks A US military spokes man said the artillery was tuned on rebel targets Crash kills 18yearold CEDARRAPIDS dy Adams 18 of Anamosa was killed Monday night in a car pickup truck accident on High way 151 about 10 miles east of here She was a passenger in a car drivenby Donald Bradford 19 of Cedar Rapids who was re ported in fairly good condition at a hospital here Tuesday Inside The Globe Editorials Comics6 Clear Lake news 11 Society news 121314 North Iowa news 16 Sports 1718 Farm news 25 Mason City news 2627 Latest markets 27 Classified pages 2829 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy with light variable winds and warmer Tuesday night lows 4448 Partly cloudy Wednesday highs 6570 Weather Details on Page 2 nection wilh the holdup of the branch office of the American State Bank at Rock Falls on April 30 Jensen was bound over after requesting preliminary hearings on both charges at his arraign mcnt before Police Judge Har old R Winston Bond was con tinucd at on each charge He is being held in county jail after failing to post bond Among those testifying at the preliminary hearing were Freda Gregcrson manager and as sistant cashier of the Rock Falls1 branch and Lyle R a d t k c operator of a blacksmith shop at Rock Falls Mrs Gregcrson said the bank robber entered the bank just before noon and ordered her lo hand over all Ihe money in the cashiers drawer She said the man told her to get the rest of the money and to put it in a brown paper sack that he had thrown on the floor behind the cashiers counter Senate rejects poll tax ban WASHINGTON AP The Senate rejected Tuesday an amendment lo the Negro voting rights bill thai would have banned poll taxes as a require ment for voting in slate and lo cal elections The vote was 49 o 45 The amendment offered by Sen Edward M Kennedy D Mass and 38 other senators and strongly supported by civil rights groups was opposed by Ihe administration and Senate leaders as of doubtful constitu tionality The bill contains a provision directing the Attorney General to test in the courts the consti tutionality of poll taxes still col lected from voters in four states Mississippi Texas and Virginia Senate leaders hoped that de feat of Kennedys an issue that has FRENCH AIR WEAPON is the French lighterbomber Mirage IV a slenderfuselaged twin jet with paper thin wings In this view of the aircraft taxiing on an air strip the bomb package secured underneath is the French atomic bomb This is an official photo just released by the French Min istry of Defense in Paris i Ellcndcr said however thcj vould not object to limiting de bate on individual amendment as they are called up He said the Southerners only had one amendmen jrought to a vote so far an lave others they intend to offer ic said he could not prcclic when action on the bill might b completed Reminded that Democrat Leader Mike Mansfield of Mon ana and Republican Leade Everett M Dirkscn of Illinoi lave expressed hope of Scnat massage of the bill Ihis week said that with th amendment divided sup porters of the bill would open the way for passage of Ihe vol ing rights measure by the end of the week Sen Allen J Ellcndcr DLa spokesman for Southern scna tors battling the bill as unconsti tutional said they decided at a closed strategy meeting to block any request for an overall dc bate limitation agreement ne said that the man kept urg ng her to hurry and that he had wild look in his eyes Mrs Gregerson said the rob cr was armed wilh a gun and dcntified Jensen as the holdup lan R a d t k e testified that he tartcd to enter the bank short y after the holdup He heard ic man say Ali of it and cd lo call Ihe Cerro Gordo ounty sheriffs office in Mason ity Radtke said that he had seen ne holdup man enter the bank ut did not sec the man from Links up 15state system Approved by big margin CHICAGO Mihvau k e e R o a rl stockholder Tuesday o v e nvhelmin approved merger of theii railroad and the Chicagc and North Western Rail way into a 15slate systen 20975 miles long The vote was taken a the annual shureovvnei meetingof the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul an Pacific Railroad Co Th result was 1568701 coin mon shares for 1095 against 379577 series j preferred shares for 433 against Stockholders of the Nort Western will vote on the pro posal at their meeting May 18 Approval of the Interstate Com mcrce Commission also quired William J Quinn Milwaukc is re Road president told slockhok crs it is impossible at this liin to give a precise estimate the savings that would result i the consolidation He said th two railroads have appointe joint committees to make sue studies and that their work wi not be completed until Fcbruar or March When their reports are sul milted he said Ihc carriers wi be in a posilion to file prompt their formal applications for ap proval of the Interstate mcrcc Commission tic front He did oldup car as the idcnlify the vehicle that ad been stolen earlier from Used Car Lot in Mason Alitx owner of Buds Car Lot described the BATTLE DRESS IN VIET US Ma rine wears a crown of straw as camouflage during patrol against Viet Cong rebels near Da Nang in South Viet Nam Costly plan End to draft WASHINGTON7 AP Pen agon experts estimate it would cost up to another billion to billion a year to raise mili tary pay and incentives enough to attract au allvolunteer mili tary force This calculation sources said 7uesday has been made by offi cials studying the draft and oth er means of getting manpower necessary to maintain armed services at their quired strengths the Probe death of man at Rock Rapids ROCK RAPIDS AP Au thorities were continuing their investigation Tuesday into the shooting death of James Daniel Bowen 75 of rural Rock Rap ids His son Howard 37 was be ing held in the Lyons County jail on a preliminary informa tion for murder but no charges had been filed The son reported Bowens death Monday morning to a neighbor Authorities invesli Quinn said he did not cxpcctjnated and found the victim on to opposethe bed at his farm home three Com any other railroads the merger before the ICC machinery greased up the wa it is they have the power to d it But he said I dont thin they will exercise it Ellcndcr apparently was re ferring to the power of the lead ership to move to table amend ments offered by the Souther ners Tabling motions are not debatable The parly leaders indicated they may be willing to go along temporarily with placing a time limitation on debate on each amendment If an overall limi tation i blocked Mansiicid told reporters might Lry to see how it works Buds ity Bud Used uto that had been taken from lis lot shortly after 11 am the ay of the robbery The dcscrip ion fit an auto that two wit nesses said they saw Jensen Iriving in the vicinity of Maple Drive and S Ohio Mrs Mary Dombrovski 212 S Ohio testified that she saw a man back the described auto nto a neighbors garage She dcntificd the man as Jensen Larry Bcrncmann 1160 Maple Drive also slated that he saw Jensen driving the auto in an alley between S Ohio and Maple Drive Sgt Vern F Tacklcy highway patrol tcslificd that he had talked with Jensen on E State shortly bcjore his arrest He said thai it appeared to him Jensen had been drinking quite a little He said that when he talked with Jensen later at the police station the defendant said he didnt remember talking with the patrolman Tacklcy slated thai Jensen told him he had been playing pool Such mergers he said are bo coming the order of the day in tle industry and a necessity in railroad operation The MilwaukeeNorth Western consolidation would make the system the second longest in the nation miles north of here Earthquake in Alaska AP ANCHORAGE Alaska n A strong earthquake shook Only the proposed Anchorage area about Great Northern PacificBurlingjam pm CST ton line combining the presentlyThere were no immediate Great Northern Railway Northern Pacific Railway the Chicago Burlington Qtiin MERGER Please Turn to f reports of damage In Seattle the and or injury University of Washington seismologist Nor man Rasmussen said that from a visual reading it appeared as if the quake has an intensity of This study it is understood vill show that the draft must continued at least until 1970 However sources said report will make a scries of rec ommendations that are de signed to stimulate enlistments itilize manpower resources now mlappcd because of high men ta standards and possibly sub stitute civilians in some of Ilia jobs now handled by men in uni orm By a combination of means it is hoped to reduce reliance on the draft The study was ordered by President Johnson in April 1964 It was supposed to have been submitted lo the White House by 1 That target has slipped to about June 1 Johnson launched the with considerable fanfare Mili tary officials have said private ly they believe the impression became widespread that the draft would be ended This they said has caused a dropoff in enlistments in all services be cause many enlistments ara believed to be made with the prod of the draft in the back ground The Army is the only one of the services now drawing on the draft and just last Friday ths Pentagon ordered the biggest monthly draft call in 20 months 17000 men for the Army in June The services need about 500 000 men a year to fill the slots left by the turnover of men whose terms of service run out or who retire Most meri now drafted aver age 22 years of age There is discussion of dipping down and drafting youths younger than that possibly at the minimum age of 18 This might spue youths in those brackets to en list Calculations by the group of 30 specialists conducting tho draft study suggest that the US forces will remain at about the present level 27 million at least until 1970 about 6 on the Richter scale SAME REBELS DUCK SNIPER FlRERebela with a prisoner sewncTTrom leit arm upraised duck sniper fire in Santo Domingo lighting fi f ;