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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION a MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER S WS Associated Press Full Lease Wires VOL 105 No 229 Xray shows grenade in farmers back Remove live SAIGON South Viet Nam ifft Working through a small hole in a wall of sandbags two US surgeons successfully removed a live gre nade from a Vietnamese farmers back Friday Its in the box Maj Gen James W Hum phreys Jr shouted as he released the grenade into a wooden case half filled with sand after pulling it from the back of frail Nguyen Tran Chinh 52 The operation in a shed behind a Saigon hospital took less than four minutes Chinh became a walking whan aViet Gong fired the 40mm grenade into his back The missile 6 inches long and 2 inches wide lodged in his lower back beneath the 12th rib r Humphreys a chest surgeon from Rich mond Va was assisted by another chest sur geon Air Force Col Daniel Campbell of Inlet Beach F1 a a British anesthetist Dr Tony Brown gave Chinh a local anesthetic Brown is attached to the US aid mission The doctors who volunteered for the job operated from behind a 10foothigh stack of sandbags They were about four feet away from the patient Inserting their instruments through an opening below a large pane of bulletproof glass they made an incision with a scalpel attached to a 6footlong steel arm Then Humphreys picked out the grenade with a 6foot pair of tweezers and placed it in the box of sand It was about 2 feet from the wound to the box If I had drop ped it the whole show would have been over Hum phreys said A U S Army demolition ex pert Maj Daniel Doty of Marina Calif carried the box to a sandbagged It was to be detonated out side Saigon The grenade can kill at five yards and cause injury far beyond that d i s tance NGUYEN TRAN CHINH Chinhsat up and smiled as he was helped to a stretcher Blood was running down his back from the long Take him to the surgery and clean that up Humphreys said wiping the sweat from his face Before the operation Chinh a frail man with a wispy beard showed newsmen the bulge where the grenade had lodged He described how it got there I was standing outside my house early in the morning when a man shouted through the darkness hands up Just as I did so he fired at me and I was thumped to the ground My family took care of me until daylight when I was taken to the dis trict headquarters and brought into Saigon Chinh lives in Long An Province about 30 miles south of Saigon The impact of the grenade did not break any bones and after several days Chinh wanted to go home But we couldnt allow that Humphreys iaid The jolts of a taxi or even of his own walking could trigger that sensitive fuse on the grenade and he might blow up taking a dozen passersby with him Ruling Remap legal Change seen for Rhodesia Proclaim state of emergency SALISBURY Rhodesia The Rhodesian government pro claimed a country wide state of emergency Friday sparking speculation that a seizure of in dependence was at hand bul Prime Minister Ian Smith saic it was not so When we are going to de clare a state of emergency for a UDI unilateral declaration of independence we will tell you about it he informed report ers as he emerged from a day long Cabinet meeting He said his reply to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson on a proposed royal commission to study Rhodesias independ ence crisis had been drafted bu had hot yet been sent He said he could not disclose what th letter contained He said there would be n further Rhodesian governmen statement Friday on the declara tion of the national state o emergency Rhodesias ministtr of law and order Desmond Larc nerBurke who ordered th state of emergency for threi months said it was necessar because of a threat to securit in Rhodesia He said trained A rican saboteurs wereeither large in Rhodesia or poised territories to the north The public is of course we aware ofrincidents arson vio knee intimidation and othe subversive activities takin place in this country at pre ent said LardnerBurke Newsmen however could no recall immediately any inc dents of this nature in the las few weeks A government spokesman sai there were numerous saboteurs sponsored by hot proscribed African nationalis organizations the Zimbabw African Peoples Union and th Zimbabwe African National Un ion The leaders of both hav been confined to remote of thecountry area Beastly job in Indianapolis The sight of hooded workman Hugh Bundy as he perched atop the back of a stone lion was enough to cause the average passerby to take a second look Actually Bundy was only cleaning AV Pliotofix the lion which guards the entrance to the Indiana World War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis The hood keeps the clean ing abrasive out of Bundys face Not sure why Ventura of poverty The spokesman said the saboteurs were at large Rhodesia and in neighborin countries Smith met with his Cabine Friday amid reports he migh decide to declare independenc for the colony in the next hours The Cabinet was considerin British Prime MinisterHaro Wilsons reservations on the pr posed royal commission to see a solution of the crisis seemed likely that Wilsons re ervations would postpone an possibly prevent acceptance the Rhodesian Cabinet U N Council attempts to end crisis UNITED NATIONS NY AP The UN Security Coun cil approved Friday a resolution aimed at strengthening the councils demands for steps to resolve the IndianPakistan crisis The vote on the resolution was 9 to 0 with 2 abstentions the Soviet Union and Jordan The Soviet abstention broke the big power unanimity which has marked the councils delib erations on the crisis The Soviet Union has been critical of the efforts of Secre taryGeneral U Thanl on the crisis By JAMES R OWENS Ventura is a pocket of pover ty judging by a federal yard stick and school officials arc not sure just why They note that Ventura school district has a notably fat tax base Using 1960 census figures and Aid to Dependent Children rolls the Ventura school district was found to have 128 children in lowincome families and thus qualify for in federal allocation under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act This put Ventura second only to Mason City as a Ccrro Gordo County school district potential ly eligible for cash for new pro grams to aid children from families with less than income In the allocations announced Thursday by the State Depart ment of Public Instruction the Mason City district could re ceive for 314 eligible children Allocations for the other dis tricts in this county are 63222 for Clear Lnkc with 94 eligible children for MeserveyT h o r n t o n with 81 eligible children to RockwellSwaledalc 91 eligible children for Dougher ty 1 31 eligible children 45195 to Bath 15 children 38078 for Lake six children S92052 to Lincoln four children to Mason which in cludes Central Heights 48 chil dren to Mount Ver non seven children and each to Portland 2 and Port land 3 each two children Venturas school district in 1960 had the highest property valuation per school child of any Cerro Gordo County dis trict At that time the district had in Valuation per child with 516 children enrolled in its schools But that is the year in which federal formula applied by the state department indicates there were 128 Venturadistrict chil dren between 5 and 17 years old who were in families with less than income yearly Leo Esbeck superintendent of POVERTY Turn to Page 2 Princess To see all U S United total at 88 mark SAN FRANCISCO AP Britains Princess Margaret a woman with a mind of her own makes it clear sin intends to see all of it the United States not just the highsociety side Ive longed to come to this country for ages she said on icr arrival from London Thurs day and Im so glad its be come a reality Accompanied by her husband the Earfof Snowdon she said at her first news conference We both look forward lo seeing as much as we can of the United States and meeting all people in all walks of life Her husband photographer Antony ArmstrongJones before their marriage stood in the background at the conference in the San Francisco Press Club A Londonstyle peasoup fog had sockedin San Francisco In ternational Airport but cleared before their pair had a arrival The royal glittering view of Inside The Globe ENFORCING curfew con cerns officials Page 6 Editorials 4 Clear Lake news Mason City 67 Latest markets 7 Society news I Sports Comics 14 Noifh 11 hilly San Francisco by night The princess and her husband went out of their way to be co operative At the airport Lord Snowdon walked through the reception line with frequent smiles for the North Weather outlook Generally fair through Sat urday Shifting and turning coMor Friday night lows in the Northerly winds and colder Saturday in tow to mid newsphotographers making pictures of him and his wife Hey princess a photogra pher shouted as Margaret shook hands in the reception line How about turning around for a picture The princess sixth in line to Britains thronn made a full aboutface to pose She wore the same beige tweed wool coat and yellow silk dress in which she traveled and her only jewelry was a double row of pearls matching earrings and a gold brooch pinned to a shoulder After the press reception al jlhough it was 14 hours since shed left London Margaret agreed to tour the clubs upper floors including areas usually barred to women ane nonmem bers Lord Snowdon 5A months older than his35yearold wife walked a few steps behind the princess throughout their tour He grinned frequently At a souvenir the club gave the princess a silver model of a black cat named Tombstone The cat symbol of the club was the work of sculptor Benjamin Bufano a member After meeting Mayor John F Shelley at City Hall and attend ing a benefit luncheon the prin cess and her husband dine to nightat the Telegraph Hill home of Whitney Warren made a fortune in California ranching Warrens father the late Whitney Warren was the architect who designed New Yorks Grand Central railroad station The Mason City United Fund has reached 88 goal it per cent of its was announced Friday The total pledged has reached representing 7112 givers It still is anticipated thatthe mark will be passed by Nov 15 A residential drive is set for Nov Mrs Paul 16 Espinosa Jr resi dcntial drive chairman urged that residents be ready to accept volunteer assignments when asked to work in the doorto door campaign Area chairmen for the residential drive now are DRIVE turn to 2 90 80 70 60 SO 40 Delays filling Cabinet post JOHNSON CITY Tex President Johnson disclosed Fri day he does not plan to name a secretary for the new Cabinet Department of Housing and Ur ban Affairs until early next year Although the department will automatically come into exist ence at am next Tues day press secretary Bill D Moyers said Johnson has decid ed to await further studies by a special task force which probably wont report before Christmas before really or ganizing the department And Moyers said Johnson does not want to give a recess appointment to a new secreta ry Rather he will wait to sub mit a formal nomination to the Senate when Congress recon venes in January Summarizing Johnsons alti tude toward the new depart ment the first to be created since 1953 Moyers said He does not want it to start lamely He does not want it to start timidly He does not want it to take off on one engine In response to a question Moyers said he recently saw a list of half a dozen names John son has been considering for the secretaryship of the new depart mcnt He said name was that of Robert C Weaver 57 a Negro who now runs the housing agen cies that will make up much of the new Cabinet agency Until a secretary is confirmed by the Senate Moyers said the various agencies being brought inlo the department will contin ue to function as they have in the past and with the same leadership and personnel That would make Weaver the dominant figure in the picture at least until Johnson makes a choice for secretary Price hike for aluminum is announced NEW YORK AP Alumi num Co of America the na tions No 1 domestic aluminum producer Friday boosted prices The action came despite what has been interpreted as opposi tion from President Johnsons administration Alcoa raised the price of basic ingots a halfcent a pound to 25 cents and the price of fabricat ed metal by an average of a cent a pound Alcoas price move follows a week of controversy between the Johnson administration and the aluminum industry which began when Olin Mathieson Corp raised prices last week The administration has called meetings in Washington to re view the price actions The Al coa increase is somewhat lower than the Mathieson aluminum producers In Washington a General Services Administration spokes man said the agency had no comment on the Alcoa action Plan is upheld by judge Ruling will be appealed DES MOINES AP Polk County District Court Judge Harry Perkins Jr ruled Friday that Iowas temporary plan ot legislative rcapportionment was constitutional In upholding the plan passed by the legislature earlier this year Judge Perkins dismissed a petition brought by four indi viduals attacking the constitu tionality of the proposal The temporary plan calls for a 61mcmber Senate and a 124 member House The petitioners sought to force division of multiseat legislative districts into subdistricts Lawyers on both sides of the case said Judge Perkins ruling would be appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court regardless of how he ruled Judge Perkins said the inter im plan is valid under the Iowa and federal constitutions He said that as long as states system of legislative ap portionment meets the test of substantial equality of popula tion the question of whether to have or not have multimember districts is a matter of civic taste to be determined in each state by the political majority in control The judge said the petitioners at a hearing last month failed to overcome the strong pre sumption of the constitutional ity of Iowas Constitution and statutes by presenting evidence of the wisdom of alternate ap portionment plans or by point ing out hardship in political campaigning or by evidence that it does not create perfect equality The suit was brought by Mrs Elizabeth Kruidenier of Des Moines state Sen Robert Rig ler RNew Hampton state Rep Lamar Foster DWest Branch and Thomas Hefley of Des Moines The plaintiffs further con tended that the Iowa Constitu tion prohibits a Senate of more than 50 members It is inconceivable to this court that any great harm will come to any Iowa citizen by a 61member Senate rather than a 50member Senate Judge Per kins said He noted that a permanent plan of apportionment also passed by the 1965 legislature provides for 50 senators and for permissive subdistricting However for the permanent plan to becomeparf of the Con stitution it must be passed in identical form by two successive sessions of the legislature and approved by a vote of the peo ple Judge Perkins was critical of the timeliness of the suit these plaintiffs sat by for over 2Vi years while apportion ment action was pending in the courts he said They were well aware of the decisions be ing made and that two sessions of the Iowa Legislature had re lied on such decisions That in this connection plaintiffs could have intervened in the federal apportionment suit at any ear lier time to urge the positions they now maintain With this record of dilatory action by plaintiffs this court feels strongly that as a matter of equity plaintiffs should be held strictly to their burden of proving all their allocations by a clear preponderance of the evidence and to demonstrate any alleged unconstitutionally in such a manner as to negative any theory under which this court might find the legislation REMAP Torn to 2 increase by Olin and other smaller SAME ;