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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1965, Mason City, Iowa H SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Heavy contact with a Viet Cong battalion developed Thursdaynear the Mekong Riv er delta town of Bac Lieu Latest reports said 16 South Vietnamese soldier md one American had been wounded Sixteen Viet Cong were reported killed and Id Communist weap ons captured A US spokesman said gov ernment forces were pinned down for an hour by heavy fire Refuse version of remap House rejects Senate plan V reaks out in Viet but air strikes neutralized the Viet Cong positions About 30 Viet Cong dressed in Vietnamese marine uniforms staged a daylight attack on a textile plant five miles from Saigon killing five persons and wounding four The guerrillas walked up to a Vietnamese marine guarding the plant at Thu Due 100 yards off the main SaigonBien Hoa highway They entered the gate then opened fire killing five regionalforce soldiers The plant was attacked two months ago i A US Marine on guard duty at Da Nang Air Base was wounded in the thigh by a 13 inch long arrow presumably fired by a Viet Cong hill tribes man Helicopters often return from missions in the central highlands area with arrows hanging from their fuselage No air raids on North Viet Nam were reported Thursday The Saigon government charged Thursday that Viet Cong forces from inside Cam bodian territory attacked a Viet namese village with mortars Wednesday Four civilians were reported killed 14 wounded and five houses set afire Sporadic military action con tinued Thursday around Song Be the provincial capital 74 miles north of Saigon Sniper fire sliced into government po sitions inside the town early Thursday A military spokesman report ed another 20 Viet Cong and 15 government soldiers were killed in fighting around the town The casualties occurred in a clash Wednesday about a mile cast of Song Be Thirteen South Vietnamese soldiers and two US Army advisers were wounded With these casualties South Vietnamese forces had 57 killed and 91 wounded during two days of fighting at Song Be A total of 95 Viet Cong bodies have been counted but a US officer esti mated more than 300 were killed and from 300 to 700 in jured by US air strikes Five US Army advisers were killed and 13 wounded during the Communist attack on the townTuesday Aircraft dropped flares over the area when the Communists began firing early today But the Reds managed to avoid fur ther contact with the South Viet namese troops A Viet Cong force estimated at more than 2000 attacked the provincial capital on Tuesday They overran Song Bes dei fcnses and held the town for seven hours until US planes and Vietnamese ground rein forcements drove them out A military spokesman said a searchandclear patrol was launched Wednesday in an area across a river east of Song Be The spokesman said govern ment troops first discovered the bodies of 20 Viet Cong in the dense undergrowth Apparently they were victims of air strikes As the bodies were found the v Viet Cong opened up with hior tars A sharp firefight followed but the Viet Cong broke olf con tact M The two wounded Americans refused lo be evacuated was hit in the leg and theother in the arm In the1 Da Nang Air Base area US Marines ambushed a Viet Cong unit probing US defenses and apparently wounded spmt of the Reds before they got away DES MOINES AP The Iowa House refused Thursday to accept the Senate version of a proposed constitutional amend ment providing for future reap portionments of the legislature It defeated 7936 a Senate amendment that would have re quired taking into consideration factors other than population in apportionment of the state Sen ate if the US Constitution ever is changed to permit it The measure goes back to tht Senate If it insists on its ver sion of the bill a conference committee would be set up to resolve the differences The proposed constitutional amendment is designed to set up broad guidelines for future apportionments of the Iowa Leg islature It would replace pres ent sections of the Iowa Consti tution which have been held by the federal courts to violate the Constitution of the United SULcs The proposed amendment would provide Cor a Senate of not more than 50 members and a House of not more than 100 with representation in both based on population The point of disagreement belwcen the two houses involved an amendment proposed by Rep William Gannon DMingo His amendment would allow consideration in future appor tionments of the Senate of fac tors in addition to population nol in conflict with the Constitu tion of the United States but said that a majority of the sen ators could never be elected by less than 40 per cent of the stales population The Senate changed the Gan non proposal to require instead of consideration of such The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 13 1965 UOc Paper Consists of Two Associated Full Lt3it No 81 Red 30 years to spy for Reds NEW YORK UP Robert Glenn Thompson the former Air Force enlisted man who confessed to spy ing for Russia for six years was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison The 30yearold Long Island service station op erator bowed his head and closed his eyes when he heard U S Dist Judge Walter Bruchhausen in Brook Bandit gets at King tavern Takes funds from register An unidentified bandit held say The penalty prescribed is death or imprisonment for any term of years or for life The defendant was engaged during a period of six years here and abroad in undermining our national security The con sequences thereof are not read ily determinable It is clear that his criminal activities warrant severe punishment After that came the 30year sentence Arrested last Jan 7 at his service station other factors auivnc aiuuii Gannon urged the Tavcrn at 7 8th SEJNY the 6foot Tluirsday to reject the Senate1 lrsday ancl macle version saying that it would re move Ilcxibility needed in a con stitutional provision designed to retain the basic law of the land for many years to come at Babylon I i u j cDU pound and made off Thompson pleaded guiltyMarch with an es mated 82500 in cash 8 to conspiring with two former Mrs rneolme J king 45 wasi members of Russias UN per m the tavern alone when lhesomiel to steal US military se bandit entered crets Mrs King operator of the tav ern told police that she had Rep William Winkelman Ropened the place for business Lohrville urged that the House accept the Senate version as necessary to sec that the mi nority not be abused We are not asking that the minority have control but we are asking that the minority be allowed to have sonic influence Rep James Jackson DWa terloo said that requiring in stead of only permitting consid eration of other than population factors is in direct opposition rule by the to the concept o people and was taking money from a bag and placing it in the cash register when the man entered at about am He look a scat at the front bar Mrs King said she asked him if he wanted anything and he replied No She said she then turned back to the cash register The man came behind the bar and grabbed her left arm twisting her around That was the lasl she could remember she told police Mr and Mrs George Nitcher S Carolina Place entered about ancl discovered Mrs King lying on the floor behind the bar Police said she appar ently had fainted The bandit lefl a pressure bruise on Mrs Kings left arm but she could not recall seeing the bandit carrying a gun Amendment on vote bill is rejected WAcmMrTrvM CAP WASHINGTON AP The othcr weapon The Nitchers noti Senalc rejected Thursday 66 to ficd the police of the robbery On o nrtrt m nrtr 19 an amendment to require fed cral registrars sent into South ern states under the Negro vot ing rights bill to enroll voters in accordance with stale law Sen John Sparkman DAla who offered Ihc amendment and othcr Southern opponents of the measure have denounced as unconstitutional its provision for suspension of literacy tests to qualify voters in covered states Sparkman told the Senate that federal registrars should be restricted to applying state laws nondiscriminatory man in a ncr Sen Philip A Hart DMich floor manager of the bill said it will leave intact state require menLs such as age and resi dence that are not inconsistent with the 15th Amendments ban on denial of voting rights be cause of race orcolor Sen Strom Thurmond RSC said in urging adoption of Sparkmans amendment that banning the use of literacy tests in some slates and not in others is unfair as well as unconstitu tional Earlier Thursday House Speak er John W McCormack D Mass said he favors an outright ban on poll taxes as a state vot ing requirement The top House Democrat thus sided with forces which have fought to make the ban part of President Johnsons voting rights bill His espionage began in West Berlin in 1957 shortly after an Air Force courtmartial had busted him from airman first class to airman second class and fined him for derelic tion of duty At the time he was a mail clerk in a military spe cial investigations office Despite the courtmartial he continued to have access to in formation about military equip ment and installations missile sites code books and intelli gence and counterintelligence activities the FBI said One of the Russians Fedor Kudashkin had returned home before Thompsons arrest The other Boris V Karpovich a crs to fa Repeats offer for Viet talks and RALLY PROTESTS US ACTION IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Caption with this pic ture irom China photo service a government agency Photofax it shows residents of Peking at a rally protest ing US intervention in the Dominican Republic Old home of Johnson dedicated JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnsons boyhood home was dedicated Thursday as a Texas historical landmark hat now belongs to the people of his farm community and to the nation The President and Mrs ohnson are anxious for you to eel that this house is your louse said US Dist Judge Homer Thornberry of Austin Thornberry and other speak former UN interpreter then stood in the shade of two Washington was expelled by Ihe US State Department Thompson a native of De troit served in Germany Labra dor and at several posts in the United States Grinnell degree to former President GRfNNELL hono rary doctor of laws degree was conferred Thursday afternoon on former President Dwight D Eisenhower by Grinnell College He was characterized by James H Stauss acting presi dent of the college as a man who knowing war made his first concern his greatest en deavor the adjustment of na tions to the necessity of peace Eisenhower historic decisions with wisdom dignity and responsibility and wilh Ihe highest sense of service to Americans and to people every where Stauss said We honor him as soldier and statesman The degree was given Eisen hower at a college convocation in Herrick Chape on the cam pus as the former President be gan a twoday visit to the pri vate college as a political lec turer A small welcoming party was formed to meet the private plane bringing Eisenhower to Grinnell about noon He will be on the college campus through Friday morn ing as a political lecturer and ppliticianin residence for the schools Program in Practical Political Education The schedule included the con ferring of an honorary degree and a news conference Thurs day afternoon a public lecture Thursday evening and a less formal meeting with students Friday during a political science class President Eisenhower 74 last was in Iowa in July 1963 when he and his wife visited her uncle in Boone Mrs Eisenhower did not plan to make the trip to Grinnell Stale Republican Chairman Robert Ray and US Sen Jack Miller Rfowa were to welcome and introduce Eisenhower at a public lecture Thursday evening in the school auditorium Dr James H Strauss dean and acting president of Grinnell College was to confer the hon orary degree Thursday after noon cedar trees in the front yard of Several hundred persons sat in folding chairs or stood on the gravel and asphalt street The ceremony was brief and simple ending with an invita tion for all the nation to visit the home The house is full of nostalgic memories for the President From his picture in an ice cream parlor chair at the age of IS months to the presidential seal it tells his story boy and man Dreaming of a radiant future for you his mother Rebckah Baines Johnson wrote in a letter to her son Lyndon on his 1934 honeymoon Im not going lo be the black sheep of the family after all said the man who was to be president of the United States as he jubilantly wrote home of his acceptance on thecollege debat ing team Johnsons family his wife Lady Bird and particularly his antiqueminded younger sister Lucia Johnson Alexander par ticipated in the labor of love a year and a half effort to re store the Presidents boyhood home as it was when he lived there in his schooldays from about 1913 to 1926 On the inside SANTO DOMINGO Domin ican Republic A spokesman for t he Dominican rebels indicated Wednesday that a settlement with the rival mili arycivilian junta may he near But he held out for dismissal of some leading military men backing the junta Theres every reason to hope we are near a settlement said hc rebel foreign minister Jot in Cury He spoke after a con ference between Col Francisco Caamano Dcno the rebel lead er and two members of the eace commission of the Organ zation of American States Ricardo C Colombo of Argenti na and Carlos Garcia Bauer of Guatemala Cury added that a peaceful solution depends on the dismiss Editorials 4 North Iowa news g Sociity 101112 13n CubGazette J5 City newt U17 Latest U Clear Lake news 1 Dominican rebels expect settlement Plans new agency on weather To consolidate two services WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson proposed Thursday the consolidation of the Weather Bureau and the Coast and Geo detic Survey to create a new agency to be known as the Envi ronmental Science Service Ad al of some key officers backing the junta The rebels chief tar get is Brig Gen EliasWcssin y Wessin who led the resistance to the revolt Six of eight highranking offi cers removed by the junta in a peace move arrived in Puerto Rico aboard a Dominican navy frigate But Caamano said pre viously their dismissal was not enough to satisfy him LatinAmerican diplomatic circles in Washington reported a broadly based interim govern ment embracing both govern ment and rebel leaders may be in sight But Cury speaking to newsmen ruled out a coalition government other side would be a rcpudia tion of constitutional objective for which we have fought Cury sard the funta has no legality or popular support ex cept that exlerHed by the US military Caamano told a news confer ence he would ask OAS permis sion to establish a corridor through the US lines surround ing the rebel stronghold in downtown Santo Domingo US Marines and paratroop ers encircled the downtown area last week and many armed reb els were cut off in northern sec tions of the city Caamano said he would go to and that acceptance of a coali tion with elements from He said Our objective is the the AS wilh chargcs that US restoration of the constitution were sniping from vantage points across the Oza ma River He said one sharpshooter killed 22 Domin icans from a perch atop a grain silo overlooking downtown streets He also called on the OAS t make an urgent on the spot in vcstigation to prove or disprove US charges that Communists have control or major influence over his movemenl He added that he would ac ccpt the establishment of ar interAmerican police force ir the Dominican Republic j key clement in moving toward solution In New York the UN Sccuri ty Council sought a compromise as the council nearcd a decision on a Soviet complaint of US armed interference in the Do minican Republic Bui it ap pearcd that a majority could nov be mustered for any definite action by the council CONTRARY CRtPlLED CAT my a of Albuquerque NM gets clawed on the cheek by her pet Siamese who didnt appreciate her emits at playingnurse while the cat was limping with a leg cast after being struck by H car North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night lows in low Sfls Friday mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunders tor mj affecting about 40 to SO per cent of the area highs in upper 70s Weather Details en 2 WASHINGTON ff President Johnson said hursclay the aim of Communist China is to erode nd discredit Americas ability to help prevent Chinese domination over all of Asia but in this they shall never succeed Johnson threw clown the gauntlet to the Red Chinese in a televisionradio address on American ef forts in Viet Nam The president prepared his talk a meeting with editorial cartoonists in the East Room of the White House Repeating his offer to engage in unconditional discussions designed to end the Viet Nam war John son said1 this would clear ly be in the interest of North Viet Nam But he Chi na apparently desires the war to continuewhatevcr the to their allies Their tajget is not merely South Viet Nam It is Asia Their objective is not the fulfill ment of Vietnamese national ism It is to erode andsdiscredit Americas ability to prevent Chinese domination over all of Asia Johnson said In this they shall never suc ccd Johnson began by saying the war in Viet Nam has many fac first being the face of armed conflict terror and gun fire In this connection he said The Communists in Nam are slowly beginning to realize what they once scorned to believe That we combine unlimited patience with unlimit ed resources in pursuit of an unwavering purpose The President summed up his determination by sayingj We will not abandon our commit ment to South Viet Nam The second face of the he said is the quest for a po litical solution We know as our adversaries should also know there is no purely military solution in sight for either side he said Wa arc ready for unconditional dis cussions ministration He said the consolidation will mark a significant step forward in the continued search by the federal government to meet the needs of the nation for environmental ices science serv The organizational improve ments made possible by the reorganization plan will en hance our ability to develop an adequate warning system for the severe hazards of nature for hurricanes tornadoes floods earthquakes and seismic seawaves which have proved so disastrous to the nation in re cent years Johnson said The consolidation proposal known as Reorganization Plan No 2 of 1965 was sent to Con Johnson said the third face of war in Viet Nam is at once ui juuu auiii LU v iiwm la once gress by the President It willtllc mosl tragic and the most become effective automatically hopeful He said it represents unless the House or the Senate mimar need and the effort to vetoes it within 60 legislative the Vietnamese econo days Johnsons first reorganization plan of the year involved the Bureau of Customs In it he proposed to put all the bureaus jobs under the merit system Johnson said the new admin istration will permit the federal government to provide bet ter environmental information to vital segments of the nations economy agriculture trans portation communications and industry He also told Congress the re organization will mean better services to other federal depart ments and agencies including those concerned with national idefense the exploration of out space the management of mineral and water resources Republicans call for June recess DES MOINES AP Senate Republicans introduced a reso lution Thursday calling for a legislative recess for June 210 Minority Leader Robert Rig icr RNew Hampton said he had not changed his recent esti mate that the legislature would be in session until June 1 But I am beginning to have some doubt he added Thursday my People must fight for some thing he said The people of South Viet Nam must know that after the long brutal journey through the dark tunnel of con flict there breaks the light of a happier life Only if this is so can they be expected to sustain the enduring will for continued strife Emphasizing that phase of his thinking Johnson devoted the bulk of his address to members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists to present projects and future proposali for helping South Viet Nam de velop its economy and care for its people The President again suggest ed that the United States will extend its aid programs into CBJ Pleast Turn to Page 2 SAME DATE1M424S ;