Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 31, 1965 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURES: 24 hr. period to 12 noon: 63; 46. Previous 24 hr. period: 62, 46. Year ago: High 55; Low 30. Precipitation, to date, 15.52 in. Relative humidity 95 per cent. 46th YEAR, NUMBER 169. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE FORECAST — Partly cloudy and a little warmer with scattered thundstorms late this after* noon and tonight. Lows tonight 42 to 50. Tuesday mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE NEWS SERVICE IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1965. TEN PAGES SINGLE COPY 10 CENTS. Death Toll Is Rocketing Toward Record Alert to Send Marines Against Viet Cong Is Called Off Today By MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)—An alert to send one battalion of U.S. Marines into Quang Ngai Province where the Viet Cong staged a bloody three- day offensive was called off today, but American warplanes bombed and strafed Communist positions in the area. U.S. and Vietnamese fighter- bombers struck again at targets in North Viet Nam clo$e to Hanoi and U.S. Air Force pilots reported sighting two flights of four Communist MIG fighters each. A U.S. spokesman in Saigon said the MIGs fled northward when the American planes tried to Rttack. The spokesman said there was no shooting and all American planes returned safely. The MIGs were sighted by a group which bombed barracks and an ammunition dump 45 miles southwest of Hanoi, equalling the mark set Sunday for the closest raid made to the North Vietnamese capital. , A request for the assistance of a battalion of U.S. Marines was made Sunday by Brig. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi, commander of the Vietnamese 1st Army Corps area in northernmost South Viet Nam. He asked for the American support as casualties mounted in Quang Ngai. An estimated 500 Vietnamese troops were killed, wounded or missing in the Red offensive. But as fighting eased off overnight, the aleit for possible Leatherneck movement was called off. Unofficial reports said two U.S. Army men were killed in the action west of the provincial capital, and that a U.S. airman was wounded. . U.S. officials also reported 155 other government casualties—35 killed, 20 wounded and 100 missing—at the Khe Tri outpost near the border with North Viet Nam. The Viet Cong overran the post Friday night. A govern- Police Picket in Officer's Defense NEW YORK (AP) — More than 150 off-duty policemen in civilian clothes picketed for two hours Sunday night in defense of police Lt. Thomas R. Gilligan, the target of civil rights demonstrators. A New York County grand Jury and a police department review board months ago absolved Gilligan, who is white, of any blame in the fatal. shooting of a 15-year-old Negro youth last July 16. Trie shooting was followed by riots in Harlem and the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Gilligan said the youth, James Powell, came at him with a knife as the officer was breaking up a street disturbance in the Yorkville section The picketing was on a sidewalk four blocks from Gilligan's apartment in the Stuyvesant Town private housing development. Sgt. Jeremiah O'Connor, spokesman for the pickets, told newsmen: "People have come here to picket and harass Lt. Gilligan. They have no right to do it. The courts have freed him. We are here to show our feeling for him." O'Connor said Stuyvesant Town was picketed last Saturday by "people who want Lt. Gilligan ordered to move out." A crowd of about 300 persons, including many Negroes, watched the pickets silently. Advertiser Says: "We Could Have Sold More These Garden Items!" Both items advertised in this result-getter; were sold the very first night the ad was published: ROTO TILLER Also lawn roller (or sale. Inquire 000 W. Arch Street Results like this happen everyday when folks use th« Daily Globe Want-Ads to "tell what they have to sell." The cost is small, the action fast. On The Ring* And In Tbi Ontonagon Country If • Tht Ironwood Daily Globe Wint-Adt Get Tht Quick Action Result* Phone 932-2211 for > Miti Ad-Tiker ment relief force retook it Saturday. The Viet Cong struck back, dispersed the relief force and escaped 'before a second relief force arrived. In Quang Ngai, 65 miles southeast of the big Da Nang air base, U.S. officials said the Viet Cong appeared to be pulling back. The government rushed in reinforcements, but a counterattack was delayed, apparently because of bad weather. Senior U.S. military sources said they had confirmed the presence of two battalions of North Vietnamese troops in the area 15 miles west of Quang Ngai. They said they were believed to have taken part in an attack on a special forces camp at Ha Tranh. No details were immeditely available. An estimated two regiments of Communist fighters battled the government forces before breaking off the action at noon. Initial reports said the heaviest losses were suffered by the 39th Ranger Battalion and the 3rd Vietnamese Marine Battalion. The marine unit was said to have suffered at least 80 casualties, including 20 dead. The ranger battalion, which was moved in Sunday as a relief force, was reported surrounded and cut into three sections. Two of them were virtually wiped out. Spokesmen said only 80 men from the 260-man battalion had been accounted for. A Vietnamese lieutenant who was with the battalion said the rangers made four attempts to break out of the encirclement. He said the guerrillas attacked the battalion's headquarters element with mortars, rockets and machine guns. Other reports said the headquarters was overrun. The Viet Cong kept up their pressure on the outpost of Ba Gia, about 10 miles west of the provincial capital of Quang Ngai, and the scene of some ol the heaviest fighting. They hit the post with mortars and used loudspeakers in an effort to intimidate the defenders. Air support was called in but the weather in the area deteriorated,, making bombing and strafing difficult. To the north, in Quang Tri Province bordering North Viet Nam, government forces captured a Viet Cong junk, killed six guerrillas and captured five, military spokesmen said. Four platoons of U.S. Marines were airlifted to an island off the coast of Quang Tin Province, just north of Quang Ngai, on a search operation. They killed five Viet Cong, wounded one and picked up six suspects, spokesmen said. On the political front, a stalemate over a reshuffle in Premier Phan Huy Quat's Cabinet went into its second week. Quat planned to replace Economics Minister Nguyen Van Vinh anQ Interior Minister Nguyen Hoa Hiep, ,but the two men have refused to resign. Chief of State Phan Khac Suu has refused to confirm their replacements until Vinh and Hoa resign, saying Quat does not have the right to fire them. Suu has confirmed the nominations of four other men to Quat's Cab inet. Quat named Nguyen Trung Trlnh to take over the economics portfolio and Tran Van Thoan to take charge of the interior ministry. They have been opposed by several political factions, including the Vietnamese Nationalist party. U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor has postponed a routine trip to Washington until the situation clears up. He was scheduled to leave last Friday. In the air war against North Viet Nam, U.S. Air Force jets Sunday made their closest strike yet to the North Vietnamese capital. They hit an ammunition depot 45 miles south of Hanoi. The pilots reported 60 j per cent of the target area was destroyed and other parts moderately damaged. U.S. military spokesmen said the 16 planes encountered heavy antiaircraft fire but all returned safely to their bases. And the End Not Yet Junto Has Agreed to Let Peace force Occupy National Palace By LOUIS UCH1TELLE . j lations near the palace Sunday, SANTO DOMINGO, Domin- j a 14-year-old girl was killed and can Republic (AP) — The Do-: an OAS car was fired on. The minican junta has agreed to let 'vehicle was carrying Arturo he inter-American peace force ; Morales Carrion, a former U.S. occupy the National Palace, i official now serving as Mora's icene of several recent cease- j aide, and Gen. Telmo Vargas of ire violations. , Ecuador, Mora's military advis- Dr. Jose A. Mora, secretary- ; er. general of the Organization ofj The rebels meanwhile called American States, said junta | f 0r the withdrawal of the peace chief Brig. Gen. Antonio Imbert; force "as quickly as possible." Barrera agreed to the move "in p«nc,p,e" a. , „«,,„« Sunday Nation Mourns Its War Dead In Memorial Day Services By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation -.inourried its war dead in Memorial Day services Sunday. Taps sounded, bands marched and speakers paid public tribute to those who died. More ceremonies were set for today which is listed officially in some communities for observance of the holiday. Among the events are the traditional New York City parade sponsored by the United War Veterans; a ceremony in Brooklyn dedicating a bust of the late President John F. Kennedy, and services at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, scene of the 1941 Japanese attack. Some 50,000 persons visited Arlington National Cemetery where more than 130,000 Americans who fought in the nation's wars from 1776 to Viet Nam are buried. Gen. Harold K. Johnson, Army chief of staff, represented President Johnson—weekending at his Texas ranch—at the traditional wreath-laying at the Tomb of "the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery. Thousands attended this ceremony, while additional thousands, many in family-sized groups, placed wreaths on the graves of their loved ones. At Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia, Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans placed wreaths honoring Union soldiers burierl there.. Planes, swooping through sunny skies, dropped rose petals on the graves. In Chicago, members of two Confederate organizations paid tribute to more than 6,000 Confederate soldiers buried at Oak Woods Cemetery. The soldiers died while imprisoned at Camp Douglas. In St. Louis, the Civil Air Patrol air-dropped flowers over two observances. The Coast Guard floated a flower-covered raft down the Mississippi to honor persons lost at sea. In Philadelphia, Mayor James Tate—standing on the deck of Adm. Dewey's Spanish-American war flagship, USS Olympia —received a plaque for his ef- -s 73 Arrested as Negroes Try To Integrate Two Churches By THE x ASSOCIATED PRESS Authorities arrested 13 persons at Crawfordville, Ga., as Negroes attempted unsuccessfully to integrate two whjte Baptist churches and held another series of protest marches. Negroes then marched around the courthouse in protest to the arrests and later about 200 held a rally there. The Negroes also picketed the residence of Lola H. Williams, county school superintendent, until they were told that a resident was ill and ordered to leave. The picketing was in protest to the failure of the school board to renew contracts of six Negro teachers, an action which touched off the demonstrations last Wednesday. Willie Bolden, a field worker for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said refusal of school authorities to renew the contracts meant that "we are going for everything, including the public accommodations and the churches." * * * Elsewhere, civil rights workers at Bogalusa, La. called off plans for a march on city hall and said they will go to court to seek adequate protection for picketeers and civil rights demonstrators. Ronnie Moore, a field secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality, said picketing of downtown stores would continue while a suit is filed in U.S. District Court seeking to have city, parish and state law enforcement officers protect demonstrators. He said leaders also would seek a ruling on the constitutionality of a Bogalusa ordinance requiring a 48-hour notice prior to a parade. Tempers flared Sunday night as two spectators were ejected I forts to keep the historic vessel i from a Ku Klux Klan rall y o n j in Philadelphia. I Wreaths were laid at the Altar i of the Nation in Cathedral in the ' Pines, Rindge, N.H., by repre- • sentatives of President Johnson and all states and territories. farm near Lebanon, Ohio, for allegedly making pro-Negro re marks during a speech favoring white supremacy. Both were hustled to their car. When the auto was caught in a traffic jam, many of the 300 spectators gathered around it cursing, kicking and shaking their fists. .* * * Music, impromptu speeche and chatting under the maple trees had highlighted the day' program in the four-day rallj which winds up today. At Tuscaloosa, Ala., Vivian J -Malone made history when she became the first Negro ever to graduate from the University o Alabama. "It feels great, i really does," she said. Another student who broke a racial barrier—Harvey B. Gant at South Carolina's Clemson University—graduated w i 11 honors in architecture Saturday The first Negro to gradual from Clemson, Gantt said he just wants to be a good citizen talcing part in civil rights dem onstrations only "if I fee strongly enough." An integrated group of abou 30 clergymen and others picket ed the Episcopal Cathedral o St. Philip in Atlanta, Ga., wher a segregated private school hel baccalaureate exercises. Tw years ago, the school refused t enroll the son of Dr. Marti; Luther King Jr. * * it The pickets, organized by th Episcopal Society for Cultura and Racial Unity, protested us of the church for the school an called on the church to desegregate the school. School officials say the church and school severed their ties more than a year ago. At New Orleans, more than 100 Citizens Council backers picketed a small Roman Catholic college in a fashionable residential district while labor leader Walter Reuther spoke at commencement. Mora said ,«„ had to discuss the step with the junta's armed forces chief, Commodore ^rancisco J. Rivera Caminero. Mora hoped the peace force could occupy the palace today. g« „*£ foreign troops violates the OAS Military sources said Brazlli- tween the fU an troops would occupy the |tween the (U ' against tary intervention." "So far no one has been able to establish the difference be- jalace, which is in no man's land between the international ists and the Organization of American States," Cury said. The force is made up of 18,400 safety zone and rebel territory, n S trooDs and i sm frnm It is now held by 400 junta Y±5°° ps and 1>50 ° from troops. Rebel chief Col. Francisco Caamano Deno agreed earlier to the peace force occupation of the palace. It is no longer the seat of government. In two separate cease-fire vio- junta! America> KKK Is Molding Rally in Ohio LEBANON, Ohio (AP)—The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan say they have made their presence felt in Ohio through a rally that began Friday and has included a cross-burning, some tense moments and many speeches about the perils the white race faces at the hands Communists. of Negroes and The rally is scheduled to end tonight with another cross-burning on Parkie Scott's farm next to Interstate 71 about seven miles northeast of here. Grand Emperor Hugh Morris of Buchanan, Ga., who will officiate, says that even though the turnout at the rally has not been large "there have been more applications for membership than anticipated." The Klan is growing in Ohio," he told newsmen, but refused to cite numbers. He said "between 200 and 500 persons" who had applied before the rally were initiated Sunday in the Cincinnati area. The only tense moments came Sunday night when two young Cincinnati men were ejected from the rally after a verbal exchange. A guard and two other men escorted them to their car. Parl of the crowd followed them to the car, cursing and kicking at the vehicle. Red China Purging Tibetan Officials DARJEELING, India (AP)— Communist China is purging many Tibetan officials who col laborated in the Red rule of Ti bet, according to unofficial reports reaching northern India. Victims of the purge are accused of secretly supporting the Dalai Lama, the nation's exilec ruler, the reports said. Cury also attacked Mora, whom he called partial to the United States and to the rival junta. The junta has also criticized Mora, whom President Johnson described as the principal peacemaker in the Domin- can Republic. Several thousand persons paraded along downtown streets Sunday in support of the rebel jovernment. The demonstrators n part were observing the fourth anniversary of the assassination of dictator Rafael L. Trujillo. The rebel supporters attended masses at downtown Roman Catholic churches in memory of rebels who died since the revolt began April 24. A U.S. military spokesman repcUed 15 shooting incidents in the 24-hour period ending Saturday midnight. All were described as minor. U^ts of the 82nd U.S. Airborne Division continued to leavo for the United States. Some 1,700 are scheduled to depart this weekend after nearly a month in the Dominican Republic. The Canadian government expressed concern that the U.S. drive for a permanent Latin- American peace force will torpedo Canada's promotion of a U.N. peace force. Government informants said in Ottawa the Canadians were concerned that a peace force under the OAS would produce a series of regional peace forces not tied to the United Nations. The U.S. proposal for a permanent OAS peace force was first put forward by Secretary of State Dean Rusk and renewed Friday by President Johnson. Rusk said on the NBC television program "Meet the Press" in Washington Sunday that any "general license" by the United States to intervene in Latin- American government changes was out of the question. He left open the possibility for future interventions against outside threats, particularly Communist. He also rejected the idea of any U.S.-imposed regime in the Dominican Republic and said Dominicans should come up with a moderate government which would by itself rule out any Communist participation. Auto Fatalities Averaging Over Six Each Hour Pace Is 40% Ahead Of Rate Last Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deaths in groups of five and even six were rocketing the Memorial Day weekend auto accident toll toward a grim record at the beginning of the last day of the three-day holiday period. Lives were being snuffed out at the average rate of mor* than six an hour before the after midnight lull. Howard Pyle, president of the National Safety Council, said: "It is conceivable that it could be the worst Memorial Day weekend on record unless motorists change their driving pattern." With fatalities running 40 per cent ahead of last year's pace, Pyle said, "the toll looks certain to be on the upper end of our estimate." The council had estimated traffic deaths for the 78-hour weekend, 6 p.m. (local time) Friday to midnight Monday at 430 to 510. At 4 a.m. (EST) Monday, the nationwide total was 356. Among the more spectacular tragedies: A head-on collision on a desert highway near Needles, Calif. Saturday killed six persons. The only survivor was a 12-year-old girl. An almost identical crash in the High Sierra foothills near Lone Pine, Calif, killed five persons, among them the parents of the only survivor, an 8-year- old girl. A collision on a freeway north of San Jose, Calif, killed three men and two women. Another head-on smashup near Abbeville,' La. Sunday took the lives of five teen-agers and critically injured two other persons. Five boys of high school age were killed in a collision outside Gallatin, Tenn. Three 16-year-old boys and a 26-year-old truck driver died in a crash at an intersection near Grand Island, Neb. Two boys were killed Sunday near Terre Haute, Ind. when they and their mother stepped out of their stalled car and were run down by another car. The mother was seriously hurt. A young couple engaged to be married next month were among five persons killed Saturday night in a collision near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The couple was John Hayman, 20, of Carey, Ohio, and Judith Lucius, 18, of Tiffin, Ohio. The record number of traffic deaths for a three-day Memorial Day weekend was 431 set last year. The lowest total was 204 in 1948. The record high for any three-day holiday period was 609 during the 1955 Christmas season. An Associated Press survey of highway fatalities during 6 p.m. Friday, May 14 to midnight Monday, May 17, tallied 387. In the first three months of 1965, traffic deaths 100 a day. Preparations Move Forward For Gemini Launch Thursday averaged about defend against oppression — at! A biracial group of and counter police Great Demonstration For Program Support WARSAW. Poland (AP)Wladyslaw Gomulka's Communist regime proclaimed today that Poland's one-ticket election was a great demonstration of solid support for its program. The turnout of voters Sunday was reported higher than the 94.8 per cent announced after the 1961 national election. However, final figures were not yet available. the cost of our lives, if this bc!P iclcets arrived required" j quickly mingled among the At Hyde Park, N.Y., several! Pickets to prevent any encoun At Arlington, Gen. Johnson i hundred persons attended the ters> read from President Johnson's annual Memorial Day services at the grave of President letter: "We pay honor both to our distinguished war dead and to those who selflessly gave our nation a lifetime of dedicated service. Our liberty and security stand in endless debt to those we honor on Memorial Day, and their survivors." Gen. Johnson, in his own remarks, said: "We have learned that the price of freedom is high. The men and women who lie here arc proof of that truth. We must pledge ourselvesP to Franklin D. Roosevelt. In Rome, Memorial Day was observed with speeches and religious services at the American Military Cemetery of Nettuno, where lie more than 7,000 American soldiers who died in World War II landings at Anzio. In Brussels, Belgium, Belgian and American officials took part in memorial services at the mil itary cemeteries of Waergem. Henri-Chapelle and Neuville-cn' Condroz. Contraband Found as Tour Is Being Held MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)—Customs inspector Bernard Yeates was showing nine customs service recruits around a British freighter today indicating how contraband might be hidden. As Yeates removed some insulation from the freezing room wall, he found 850 transistor radios worth $17,000 on the local market. CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) —Preparations moved forward today for the nation's most ambitious space flight after technicians ran down and corrected a water leakage problem in the Gemini 4 spacecraft. The leak, discovered early Sunday, had threatened to delay the scheduled launch Thursday of astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II on their four-day space journey. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that a life support system package damaged by the leaking water had been replaced. The package is used to remove carbon dioxide from the capsule. Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, 32 pounds of water leaked into the spacecraft's lithium hydroxide container. The device, in addition to removing carbon dioxide from the spacecraft, also supplies drinking water for the astronauts, and provides a coolant. McDivitt and White are scheduled for the longest flight yet in the U.S. space effort—a 62-orbit, 97-hour, 50-minute global whirl designed to test the effects on man of prolonged exposure to space. They will attempt the world's first space rendezvous effort. White plans to venture out of Nine miles south of the' the spacecraft, held to the craft Bahamian island of San Salva-jby a 25-foot tether. He will ap- dor, the tiny cable ship Omega waited for high winds and seas to subside so it can grapple for the broken ends of an undersea cable used in the Gemini pro- cable runs 1,500 Cape Kennedy to gram. The miles from Antigua, Bahamian and has tracking several stations connected to it. Space agency officials said they hoped it could be repaired in time for the landing of Gemini 4—the point where it serves its most vital function. But if it hasn't, they added, radio communications^ could be used. proach another orbiting satellite —the second stage of the Titan 2 rocket which is to boost the two Air Force majors into space. McDivitt attended early Mass at a Catholic church in Cocoa Beach Sunday. White arrived too early for services at a Methodist church, left, and returned to find the services already well begun. The space partners climbed into a spacecraft simulator in early afternoon and practiced orbital maneuvers. They planned more time in the simulator today, 20 Are Killed In State Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigan's Memorial Day weekend traffic fatality count stood at 20 this morning as police prepared to handle a heavy load of returning travelers in the final hours of the weekend. A fiery two-car smashup near the Michigan State campus in East Lansing early Saturday took four lives in the worst accident. The four MSU students were Lars Johnson, 21, of Grand Rapids, Nancy Ward, 19, of Pontiac; Richard McCleary, 20, of Webster, N. Y. and Eileen 9. Nelson, 19, of Filion, Mich. The Associated Press weekend fatalities count covers the period from 6 p.m. Friday to mid night tonight. As of this morning, Michigan ranked fourth In the nation in total ratall- ties, with California, New York and Ohio holding the unwanted lead. On Federal Payroll WASHINGTON (AP)-The federal government hired 11,599 additional workers in April, pushing the total pay roll to V 477,653 persona.

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