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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Weekend accidents kill 14 in state STOAVAWAY STOPS SHORT OF ENGLAND 92 hours in a crate 1 By STRATFORD C JONES LOS ANGELES UP Brian Robson 19 is a homesick Welsh traveler who tried to express himself home from Australia in a crate aboard a jet airliner Robson who said he wastrying to get to Britain as cheaply as possible shipped himself cod billed as a computer After 92 last 14 spent stalled on what seemed an interminable youth decided to emerge from the box to see where he was I wasnt too healthy said Robson in the prison ward of County General Hospital where Immigration Service authorities took him Sun day after smashing open the box in an airport warehouse He said three companions had nailed him into the crate in Melbourne and forwarded him to Sydney on an AnsettAustralian National Airlines plane The crate measured 30 by 26 by 38 inches and was provided with special panels which were supposed to break when he ham mered on them But they didnt Instead his hammer did and he had to call for help He got help but now he wonders where it is going to get him He hopes authorities now that he has been booked on federal charges as a stowaway and illegal entrant to the United States will de port him home to Cardiff South Wales He left y 10 months ago with the Australian government paying his fare under a program to attract skilled settlers Robson smiling and talking cheerfully sipped at soup and milk attendants gave him to j relieve his dehydrated condition I was dead scared from the moment I 1 started he said But I just couldnt afford to get home any other way and I had to make it He said his disappointment with his Australian railroad job and his homesickness got the bet ter ofhim His training as an apprentice electrician gave him the idea of labeling his crate Ajax junior computer But they sure didnt handle it like a com s puteiVyiie said At one point they turned me upsidedown and left me that way for 22 hours What a headache I had when they finally right ed me He arrived in Los Angeles aboard a Pan American flight from Sydney a 21hour 7 716mile hop In the crate the 5foot8 140 pound Robson carried a small suitcase two pint sized water bottles two a flashlight to read by and seven cookies He said that by 8 am he had decided that if in two hours the crate hadnt been hoisted aboard a plane he planned to break out I Then T got faint and started to hammer my way out Pan American authorities said the crate would not have left for London until noon Mon day t Gary Hatch a cargo attendant said he saw a flashlight shining through a small hole Robson had managed to pound before the ham II mer broke B Can you get me out asked Robson i Hatch said he would have to call authori ties He called customs immigration public health and police among others f P They removed him from the crate and wrapped him in blankets I cant move my legs he told them Twelve hours later he was still confined to a wheelchair but doctors said he was just generally weak He said he hadnt planned to cheat the airline When I got to London I was going to smash open the crate then go home and phone the airline to tell them just why they had an empty crate in London A passenger flight to London from Syd ney would have cost as opposed to to ship the crate He said he had a job waiting for him at home and planned to pay back what he owed Now Im up to my eyes in debt he said THE ASSOCIATED PEERS Traffic accidents reaped a grim 14life toll in Iowa over the weekend Doris Staade 50 of Monona was killed Sunday night in a twocar crash on Highway 52 about six miles north of Garna villp Authorities said she was a passenger in a car driven by Roy Both 52 of Monona which was struck as Hoth was making a left turn off the highway The second car was driven by Glen Wright 45 of Dodge Center Minn Hoth and his wife were in jured as were Wright his wife and Rollo Horstman of Rochest er Minn One southwest Iowa accident late Sunday killed Arthur Clay ton Lewis 88 of rural Mace donia The Highway Patrol said Lew is was struck by a car driven by Robert E Niehaus 27 of Omaha while crossing Highway 59 near Macedonia Niehaus his wife and four children were hospitalized with what were believed to be minor injuries Fletcher J Bush 71 of Wat erloo was struck and killed by a car then carried on the front of the car to the home of the driver Waterloo police said they were called Saturday to the home of Leonard Stroh 25 of Waterloo where they found Bushs body impaled on the front of the car Stroh was charged with drunken driving A twocar accident northeast of Cedar Rapids Saturday night killed Grover Junior Woods 44 of near Cedar Rapids and in jured five persons A woman pediatrician from Washington DC and Norway Dr Dagny Johnson 27 died late Saturday in a twocar crash near Sioux City Her traveling companion was injured The following were among oth er weekend traffic victims Larry Bohlmann 22 and Dennis Schau 22 both of Char ter Oak killed when their car went off a road near Ute into a ditch then caught fire Larry Bond 22 of Green Is land whose car collided with a semitrailer truck near Miles David John Hoffman 20 of Carroll when the car in which he was riding went off Highway 20 near Holstein and overturned Arthur Davenport 17 of Ida Grove when his car collided with another en route to his schools junior prom William Timmons 17 of Des Moines and Ronald Faust 21 of Moline 111 in a two car ac cident at an Ames intersection Billy Gordon 9 of Webster City who walked into the side of a gasoline transport truck at Webster City Diane Elyea 17 of West Des Moines of injuries suffered in a West Des Moines accident Fri day f The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbor s Home Edition VOL 10S MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 17 1965 UOc a Paper Consists ot Two Associated Press Full Wires No 84 Ask junta to resign Submits tax cut proposal Bid of LBJ to Congress WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson formally submit ted to Congress Monday his bid to cut excise taxes by nearly 4 billion and gave assurances he sees no indication that spending for defense of the free work would upset the planned reduc tion The President in the chinks in a program he already had announced Saturday Anc he said that the recommenda tions will accomplish prudent ly and responsibly a major re form of the excise tax struc ture The Jotison plan would elimi nate some of the existing excise taxes on July 1 with a tota slash of billion on that date and with a reduction of the same amount effective nex Jan 1 Beyond that Johnson is pro posing a slast spread over several years up t 1970 Apparently aware of som misgivings over whether th government should make sue substantial tax cuts in view o possible increases in militar spending in Viet Nam especia ly Johnson told Congress In proposing these reduc tions I am fully aware of on present and prospective com mitments for the defense of th free world It is impossible t predict precisely what expend 1 tures these may involve in th 1 future There is however n Domingo is battleground SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic United States was reported pressuring the Dominican junta to resign as junta tanks battled the rebels in Northern Santo Domingo Sunday night Tankled junta forces renewed their offensive against the rebels in a driving rain The battle had raged through Saturday night diminished around the noon Sunday only to flare up again Sunday night Vote bill debate in 4th week Final vote is elusive A HOT ITEM Men of a US Air Force demoli tion squad discuss an unstable and still hot bomb lying amid debris at Viet Nam Monday Bien Hoa air base Pholotax in South North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Monday night slight chance of show ers north border warmer lows in the 50s Tuesday part ly cloudy and turning cooler highs in the 60s Weather Details on Page 2 Hike salary of officials DES MOINES AP Iowa were Attempt to disarm Bien Hoa bombs SAIGON South Viet Nami Gen Joseph H Moore AP Demolition experts commander of US Air Force working with special time operations in Viet Nam and highway commissioners present indication that Monday a a year tures will increase to an extentipay raise lo for what js that would make these excise tax reductions inadvisable Indeed our international responsibilities require that we redouble our efforts to assure the continued healthy growth of our economy Barring some sudden change in the present world situation I am sure that these excise tax reductions will be a sound and profitable in vestment in that growth And to insure that the tax reduction make a maximum contribution to price stability and balanced prosperity John son said I call on American business to translate lower excise taxes promptly into lower retail prices for consumers officially a parltime job The salary increase was in cluded in a million a year appropriation for administrative expenses for the State Highway Commission which the Senate approved 440 The bill goes to the House The bill also includes a year to set up an office of business administrator as rec ommended last year by a legis lative committee The Senate then passed 4210 a bill to appropriate to the commission for the bicn nium starting July 1 for capital improvements A item in the bill to buy a twin engine airplane for the commission was objected to by some senators charges Monday blew up four 500pound bombs strewn across the Bien Hoa Air Base by the chain explosion Sunday that left 27 Americans dead or missing and 103 wounded Another 500pound bomb bur ied in the smouldering wreck age of some of the 40 planes de stroyed or damaged went off by itself No one was hurt but haz ards remained from the rest of 10 suchbombs rated as unsta e Indiana teachers strike ends SOUTH BEND Ind AP Former Marine George Bull led 360 striking union teachers back to the classrooms Monday after a sixday battle with school officials The teachers return was worked out in a compromise Sunday by Bull president of the 500member South Bend Fed eration of Teachers and Louis Bniggner school board presi dent Early in theweekend a union had urged Gov Roger D Branigin to have the state labor commissioner mediate conflict Under the pact the board agreed to discuss wages if the teachers would return to their jobs The board meeting with federation officials and the Soulh Bend Community Educa tion Association not involved in the strike was set for Wednes day Bruggncr said the board cannot legally negotiate or bargain The proposed meeting was considered a moral victory for the federation teachers how ever Money was not important when we called the boycott last Tuesday said Bull 28 We wanted to talk to the whole board and discuss things The boycott began the morn ing after the school board pro posed a minimum wage of 200 a year for nonexperienced teachers The federation said it wanted and fringe bene fits The 950 member education association approved the boards proposal The associa tion had asked School Supt Alex Jardine it sued an edict of no work no pay to the strikers V Thailand said the bombs were itted with detonation devices hat could not be disarmed and delayed action fuses might set them off any time within the next few days We have evacuated all per sonnel from the area until our WASHINGTON AP The Senate enters its fourth week of debate on the votingrights bill Monday with a final vote as elusive as ever Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield told reporters he has no immediate plans to try to apply cloture And Southerners Residents who fled the area north of the eastwest supply corridor reported heavy military and civilian casualties US troops were not involved in the action but three US par atroopers were wounded Satur day night during a heavy ex change of fire between rebels and the 82nd US Airborne Bri gade A US spokesman said the firing across the Ozama River was the heaviest action record ed for a 24hour period since US forces arrived The American troops control the rivers west bank and the amendment that the measure would soften or presumed dead He said 103 Americans 29 Army men and 74 Air Force personnel were injured The explosions at the base 12 miles north of Saigon Sunday caused more death injury and destruction to US forces than any single Communist attack of the war Gen Moore said after a pre We will continue to act on amendments as they are called up Mansfield said in announc ing that for the time being he wont try to round up the two thirds majority needed to end debate Earlier Mansfield and Re publican Leader Everett M Dirksen were talking in terms of cloture but Dirksen said last rebels the east The rebels have been using mortars and heavy caliber weapons Americans The against the US troops disposal units decide what to do liminary investigation I am with the bombs Moore said A US spokesman said five Americans killed in the blasts Sunday have been identified and 22 others are listed as missing House increases tax on cigarettes have been firing back with ord nance up to reccilless 106mm antitank weapons A highlevel White House mis sion which came from Washing ton Sunday met with junta pres ident Brig Gen Antonio Imbert Barreras and reportedly pres sured the junta to resign Junta sources said Imbert refused Another meeting between Im bert and Undersecretary of State Thomas C Mann was scheduled Monday Junta sources said the US government was trying to get the junta to step aside so that an understanding could be satisfied no sabotage was in volved It was an accidental explosion of a bomb on one air craft which spread to the oth ers The Viet Cong couldnt have done a better job themselves even if they had worked on it all year said one US Air Force officer US officials said the disaster Cgan with omb that DES MOINES AP The owa cigarette tax would be imped from five to eight cents pack in a bill passed by the owa House Monday The vote was 9715 The bill oes to the Senate Its sponsors said a three cent cigarette tax vould raise about million year in new revenue Gov Harold Hughes had pro posct a two cent pack boost a one of the major revenue meas ures to support his proposcc million a year budget Rep Harold Houston DDow lily offered an amendment to raise the tax three cents a pack He said he did so because he plans to offer an amendment to another pending tax bill to keep school lunches and church din ners exempt from the sales tax Rep Riiey Gillette D Spen cer said the three cents boost would make the Iowa cigarette tax equal to that in most sur rounding stales He said Minne sota Nebraska South Dakota and Wisconsin now have an eightcent a pack tax and a bill Is pendjng in Illinois to bring its tax to the same level Rep Adrian Brinck DWest 3oint said Missouris cigarette ax remains at four cents a pack and that the Iowa tax increase would pose a problem for peo ple living in the southern tier of counties But he said I know we have to get money somewhere so Im going to support this measure Gillctle said he did not think an eightcent tax would mak very many smokers quit cigar ettes aboard a B57 jet bomber for an attack against the Communist guerrillas Within seconds neighboring planes in the flight surrounded by crewmen and the explosion of a had been loaded ordnance men began exploding and burning Napalm bombs white phos phorous fire bombs and 750 He added that England has a 60 cents a pack tax on cigar ettes 28 miners killed by Wales gas explosion TONYPANDY Wales A gas explosion ripped through the depths of a coal mine Mon pound bombs all went up Five minutes after the initial blasl the jet plane ramp was a mass of smouldering debris Forty planes were destroyed or dam aged and the control tower was knocked out of operation for several hours Later an ammunition dump jcxploded but no casualties re sulted The Air Force sent Lt Gen William K Martin its inspector general and a team of experts From Washington to investigate In addition to the Americans week he doubted twothirds of the Senate would support it So far Mansfield and Dirk sen working as a team have been able to defeat the South ern based amendments Over the weekend the Dixie captain Sen Allen J Ellender DLa conceded our side simply does not have the votes Many senators are all too willing to vote the administra ion line without paying atten ion to valid and reasonable ar guments or to their own con science and judgment Ellen der complained But the South it seems is not ready to surrender Set for a vote this afternoon was an amendment by Sen Herman E Talmadge DGa that would knock out a section of the bill The provision he is reached tionalist with rebel forces for a constitu peaceful solution to the Dominican con flict The White House mission also includes McGeorge Bundy spe cial assistant to the President on national security affairs Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus C Vance and Jack H Vaughn assistant secretary of state for LatinAmerican af fairs Jose Antonio Mayobre of Ven ezuela appointed by UN Sec retaryGeneral U Thant as his special representative Dominican day and officials said at least 28 miners were killed The mine had been destined for closing soon About 80 men were in the mine when the blast occurrcc in this Rhondda Valley town The 28 bodies were found in a collapsed gallery few hours after the blast 4 to the arrives aiming at would require the seven Southern states covered by the legislation to get approv al from the attorney general and from the federal courts be fore they could change their vote laws Republic DOMINICAN Please Turn to Page 2 Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lake 5 news 789 Sports 1M2U Mason City news 1415 Latest markets 14 North Iowa news 18 Classified pages 2021 at least one Vietnamese was killed Some sources said the death loll might climb to more than 30 as the wreckage was cleared Ten of the planes destroyed were US B57 twinjet medium bombers two were propeller driven Al Skyraider fighter bombers t team I I IN COLOR ON PAGE 11 I t ;