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Iowa a place to growr Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 265 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Tuesday, November 10,1970—Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 50 Cent* Per Week *| fl Single Copy De Gaulle Dies; France Plunged into Mourning •# * * * * * * * Led Nation Back From World War II Defeat, 1958 Chaos; Funeral Set for Thursday PARIS (AP) — Charles de Gaulle is dead in Ms 80th year. The 6-foot-4 general who led France back from the ashes of World War II defeat and then saved it again from the chaos of 1958, succumbed Monday night to a ruptured aneurism, a circulatory ailment. His death did not become known until today, and France plunged into mourning. Far removed from the military and political battles that immortalized him, De Gaulle died at his country home in Col- ombey-les-deux-Eglises, where the funeral will be held Thursday with a minimum of pomp in keeping with his Wish. No official government representative wil be present, but at the same time France will have a day of national mourning with simultaneous services in Notre Dame Cathedral and all the nation's churches. All the church bells, in France's magnificent cathedrals and in tiny chapels, will peal out their message. A little before 7 p.m. De Gaulle stepped out of his office in his country retreat, put both hands below his waist, and told his wife Yvone, "Oh, how it hurts." He slipped to the floor, and a servant immediately called the doctor and the Rev. Claude Jaugey, the village priest. Father Jaugey said that when he arrived he was hurried to the second-floor room where he saw De Gaulle stretched out on the floor, fully dressed in a dark suit. Father Jaugey said De Gaulle was not dead, but seemed to be unconscious. "He was suffering terribly," the priest said. An earlier account reaching Paris had said De Gaulle was seated in 'am armchair waiting for the evening television newscast when he died. The priest said that whm h« left the De Gaulle home the former president was dead. Father Jaugey was asked to promise to remain silent. The nation's tribute to its longtime leader will be in accordance with his wishes. "I do not wish a national funeral," he said in a document dated 1952. "No president, no ministers, no parliamentary commtitees, no representatives of government organs. Only the French military service may take part officially ... No speech will be pronounced." At Key Bisoayne, Pla., the Florida White House anounced that President Nixon will fly to Paris Thursday to attend a state memorial service for De Gaulle in the Cathedral of Notre Dame. De Gaulle escaped assassination attempts three times, and for many it was hard to believe that he had died peacefully. Colombey - les - deux-Eglises —Oolombey of the two churches —is 16 miles east of Paris. President Georges Pompidou will go there Wednesday to pay his personal tribute. The last of the great lead- era of the European war in 1931-45 had lived in retirement in the village since he resigned from the presidency in April, 19*9. He had been writing his memoirs. At his death De Gaulle was just 13 days short of his 80th birthday. He was born in Lille Nov. 22, 1890. The National Assembly halted its morning session on learning of the death. Radio stations began playing solemn music. An obscure <army brigadier when France fell in 1940, De Gaulle seised Hie leadership of those who would not give in to defeat and welded the Free French movement. After leading his forces back to Paris, he headed a provisional government until January 1946, when he took his first walkout from the factional poll' tics which plagued prewar Charles de Gaulle France and revived quickly after the war. He returned to power in June 1958, when the Algerian war threatened to split France apart. Ruthlessly brushing aside his military supporters who wanted to keep Algeria French, he ended the war in North Africa, freed France from her colonial encumbrances, and then founded the Fifth Republican, giving it a strong presidential form of government. An autocrat who brooked no interference, DeGaulle quit the presidency and retired to his country home when the French electorate f a i I e d to support some comparatively minor constitutional changes he demanded. The first volume of his memoirs appeared in France last month. Visitors last month to De Gaulle reported him in fine health, relaxed, an attentive host and mentally vigorous. In June, he and his wife made a motor trip to Spain. "France is widowed," President Pompidou told his people in a radio and television network this afternoon. De Gaulle's son-in-law, Gen. Alain de Bois- sieu, had telephoned him the news of the death at 5 a.m. "In 1940, De Gaulle saved our 'honor," the president said. "In 1944, he conducted us to liberation and victory. "In 1958, he saved us from civil war. He gave France its (governing) institutions, its independence, Ms place in the world ... "Let us realize the duties that gratefulness imposes on us. Let us promise to France not to be unworthy of the lessons which have been given to us, and that in the national soul De Gaulle lives eternally." De Gaulle stamped his personal imprint upon France with the force of a Napoleon. Nurtured and sustained by crisis, his stature was highest when his nation's fortunes were lowest. He marched alone and made political capital of his solitude. "De Gaulle is not on the left/' he once said. "Nor on the right. Nor in the center. He is above." He was, throughout his long political career, consistently arrogant. He claimed all his actions and statements and demands were intended for the greatness and the grandeur of France. After he emerged from self- imposed obscurity in 1958 and assumed power, the austere, 6- foot-4 general ruled like a benevolent despot. He treated his Cabinet ministers as if they were disorderly schoolboys. On foreign policy he answered to no one. He jarred nation after na- De Gaulle .... See Page ?. —Staff Photo Mrs. L. A. Smith, president fif of the st - Anthony Hos\JM. pital Auxiliary, presents ._ . .- Dr. Walter A. Anneberg, r'aifl general fund chairman, J. CU.M, with a check for $16}000> making the total the Auxiliary has paid to date $18,000 or 50 per cent of their pledge. Dr. Anneberg said, "Any prepayment of pledges would be greatly appreciated and would reduce the possibility of having to borrow additional funds to complete the new St. Anthony Regional Hospital." Union Official Spurns Record Rail Pay Bid WASHINGTON (AP) — A key union official has spurned a White House board's recommendation for the largest wage settlement in railroad history—a 36 per cent pay increase over three years for more than 500,000 workers. "It's not enough," said C. L. Dennis, president of the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks, after the recommendation was made public Monday. The panel called for boosting the average wage of the workers from the current $3.68 hourly level to $5.00 ever the life of the contract. Dennis, however, said the recommendations of the five- member board, appointed by President Nixon to head off a threatened nationwide rail strike, could serve as the basis for further talks. "It could be the basis for real hard, gut negotiations," said Dennis, whose union is the largest of the four AFL-CIO organizations in the wage dispute, representing about 75 per cent of all rail workers. Under the Railway Labor Act, strikes or lockouts are prohibited for 30 days after the board's report. The earliest the unions could strike is 12:01 a.m. Dec. 10. The other unions involved represent trainmen, track mainte- nance employes and dining car workers. The board, headed by private arbitrator Lewis M. Gill of Merion, Pa., recommended a 5 per cent wage hike retroactive to last Jan. 1, another 32 cents or 8.5 per cent retroactive to Nov. 1, 1970, another 4 per cent April 1, 1971, and three additional 5 per cent boosts effective Oct. 1, 1971, April 1, 1972, and Oct. 1, 1972. The compounded total of 36 Rails See Page 2 Public Hearing Dec. 14 Set 5th St. Demolition Timetable The Carroll city council Monday evening set a preliminary timetable for the demolition of the buildings on both sides of Fifth Street between Main and Adams Streets under the city's central business district urban renewal project. The council also authorized urban renewal officials to have the shells of the two buildings formerly housing Waters Department Start that were gutted by fire last Monday evening, knocked down to prevent any possible Injuries from collapsing walls or falling debris. The council directed urban renewal officials to have the work completed as soon as possible. Monday, December 14, was the date set for a public hearing and the letting of bids for the demolition work on Fifth Street. The first building to be demolished, approximately 30 days after the letting of the bids, will be those formerly housing the Davis Paint Store and Beiter's Market as well as removing the debris of the two buildings destroyed by the fire. The next buildings to be demolished, which would be torn down on or about April 1, 1971, would be those on the north side of Fifth Street west of the alley. These buildings formerly housed the Western Auto Store, which has relocated, Noland's Variety Store, Lehman's Drug Store, and Smith Jewelry. Two other buildings included in this phase of the project now house Kelly's Shoe Store and Rettenmaier Drug Store. The final phase of the demolition project to be covered in the Dec. 14 hearing and letting of bids would also be for the north side of Fifth Street, but for those structures east of the alley. The time schedule calls for the demolition of these buildings on or about June 1. The whole project would include the demolition of nineteen structures which would make land ready_ for new construction by private developers. The land involved in the final phase of the urban renewal project. In another matter pertaining to urban renewal, no written or oral objections were received at a public hearing relative to the sale of a parcel of land running from the rear of the present Jung's Bakery Building to the alley. Following the public hearing, the council voted to sell the land to Jewell Jung at a price of $1.75 per square foot for a total purchase price of $1,729. The council accepted a report submitted by councilmen Max H. Reed and Lou Galetich relative to Dutch Elm disease preventive measures and a replanting program. At the same time the council directed Reed and Galetich to supervise the implementation of the program. Basically, the report states that although Carroll has suffered elm tree losses, the losses were minimized due to aggressive preventive measures. The study also recommends that all present preventive measures be continued and that liaison be maintained with the Extension Service of Iowa State Uni- versity to keep informed of new measures being researched and perfected and that these new measures be adopted to maintain the impetus of the aggressive preventive program previously established. . Concerning a replanting program for those trees already lost, the report states that in some instances the trees in the city parks and -- on parkings should hot be replaced. It did recommended however that a commitee composed of the city forester and local nurserymen be appointed as the controlling body as to the number reduced and the type and location of all replantings. It also stated that in the case of trees lost on private property, the controlling committee should assist the property owner as to type and location of replantings if requested. The report also recommended an incentive program for replanting. "The committee recommends that financial aid from city funds be made available for replanting purposes to replace elm trees removed due to disease. This aid should be applied for through the city forester and should be allocated on the cost of the tree being of the cost of the tree being planted, but in no case shall the cost to the city exceed a total of $10 per tree. The committee also recommended that an energetic education program regarding Dutch Elm Disease to include use of radio, local newspaper and personal appearances to be established under the guidance Council See Page 2 2 Generals Are Released by Russians ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two U.S. Army generals and a Turkish colonel returned to Turkey from Soviet Armenia today, three weeks after their light plane landed 12 miles across the border and they were interned. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the men were "healthy and in good shape." Tass, flhe Soviet news agency, said the generals' U.S. Army pilot also was released and would fly back their six-seat, twin-engine plane as soon as weather permitted. A Foreign Ministry source said Turkish and Soviet generals and civilian officials negotiated at the border town of Ki- zilcakcak for nine hours, presumably working out details of the release. The officers were freed at 7 a.m. and were driven to Kars, 40 miles southwest of the Soviet frontier, to take a Turkish military plane to Ankara. Kizilcakcak is 'halfway between Kars and Leninakan, in Soviet Armenia, where the officers' plane landed and they were held. Maj. Gen. Edward C. D. Scherrer, 57, chief of the U.S. military mission in Turkey; Brig. Gen. Claude M. McQuarrie Jr., 46, head of Scherrer's Army section, and Col. Cevat Denli, a Turkish liaison officer, were inspecting military installations near the Soviet border on Oct. 21 and were on a flight from Erzurum to Kars. The pilot, Army Maj. James P. Russell, 42, told consular officials high winds caused him to miscalculate has course. The U.S. government contended the plane strayed across the border. Tass said the Soviet government decided to release the officers after "a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the violation of the state frontier of 'the U.S.S.R. and the degree Generals See Page 2 But Commanded Respect — De Gaulle Upset Presidents' Plans An AP News Analysis— By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER (AP Special Correspondent) WASHINGTON (AP) Charles de Gaulle upset more foreign policy plans of more American presidents than any Allied leader in modern times, even putting an end to French military participation in the Western European defense system under NATO. Yet while he infuriated one Washington administration after another De Gaulle commanded respect here for his dedication to the revival of France after World War II and his brilliance in devising and executing diplomatic strategies which Washington considered implacably wrong headed. Outstanding among his negative achievements from Wash- Cambodian Front in Disarray PHNOM PENH (AP) - The heaviest North Vietnamese-Viet Cong attacks in two months threw the Cambodian government's northern front into disarray today and cut it off from Phnom Penh. Two towns, an airport and two bridges were hit. Thousands of reinforcements trying to reach the battle zone were reported blocked by destruction of a large bridge during me night. A Cambodian communique said North Vietnamese troops attacked the airport at Kom- pong Cham, the country's third largest city which is 47 miles northeast of Phnom Penh, and simultaneously made assaults against the district capitals of Prey Toutong Troeyng and Skoun, on a line runing west of Kompong Cham some 32 mile*. A spokesman said the fevem* ment troops at Troeung were nearly surrounded and in danger of being overrun before they fled in confusion, half to the east and half to the west. Skoun, 35 miles north of Phnom Penh at the junction of Highways 6 and 7, came under attack for the second time in less than 24 hours. Earlier Monday, before dawn, North Vietnamese troops had fought their way to within 50 yards of the Cambodian army's command post before they were driven out. Fighter-bombers flew heavy strikes against enemy assault formations along Highway 7, which was closed between Skoun and Kompong Cham, 25 miles to tine east. One bridge near Troeung was destroyed. A second span, on Highway 6 and 25 miles north of Phnom Penh, was reported knocked out by mines. This blocked the advance of reinforcements sent north from Phnom Penh, but the spokesman expressed confidence they would get through. The action coincided with the 17th aniversary of Cambodia's independence from French rule. The spokesman said the attacks could have been a propaganda move or could have been aimed at forcing the Cambodian command to divert troops from its 20,000-man task force at Taing Kauk, 15 miles north of Skoun. He said the government would not pull out of the Taing Kauk area. U.S. intelligence officers have reported recently that <tihe North Vietnamese have gotten perhaps a month's head start in their annual late-year drive to replenish their ranks for operations during the dry season. U.S. analysts estimate that Indochina .... See Page 2 ington's point of view were his success in blocking Britain's entry into the European Common Market and his divorce of the French military from the NATO defense system. Though he never renounced the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as some officials here feared he might, De Gaulle compelled the United States to give up all its NATO bases in France and so angered its allies that they shifted their headquarters for the North Atlantic council from Paris to Brussels. De Gaulle was an unrelenting critic of United States involvement in the war in Vietnam. Indeed he sometimes spoke of it as • war for which the United States was wholly to blame. To the distress of U.S. policy makers in the last dozen years, De Gaulle held France aloof from United Nations disarmament negotiations and showed mainly disdain for the limited ban on nuclear weapons testing which this country, Russia and Britain negotiated in 1963. He had determined that France should become an atomic power with its own "force de frappe" —striking force—and saw res- Area Forecast (More Weather en Page 2) Mostly cloudy and a little warmer Tuesday night with chance of rain possibly mixed with snow northwest, lows lower 30s northwest to mid 30$ southeast. Cloudy with chance of rain mostly southeast and cooler Wednesday, highs in the 40s. Rain chances 30 per cent through Wednesday. traints on nuclear testing as a hindrance to his goal. Communist China, with similar purpose, also scorned the test ban treaty. But U.S. policy makers saw De Gaulle in a much larger historical and political framework. In essence they saw him as the rebuilder of France after its bitter humiliations at the hands of the Germans in World War II. They agreed that probably he was the only man who could have cut away France's remaining colonial territories—Indochina and Algeria while persisting in his efforts to restore French national self respect in a sense of greatness. The most serious criticism voiced here with De Gaulle was that he was trying to fit postwar France into a revived 19th century Europe. U.S. policy was designed to promote a United States of Europe. De Gaulle preached a "Europe of the Fatherland" stretching from the Atlantic to the Ural mountains which stand at the limits of Europe and Russia. He thus projected a role for French leadership in acommodating Russia as a European power. Canvass of Ballots Turns Up Few Errors Very few errors were discovered in the unofficial report of last Tuesday's general election when the Board of Supervisors canvassed the vote here Monday. A four-vote error was found! in the total for Donald Linduski, Democratic candidate for Auditor of State. The change raised Unduski's total from 2,575 to 2,579. A 34-veH change was recorded in the total for Mrs. Nancy Hanson, Justice of the Peace, in Glidden. The change raked her total to 365. Judge David Herri*, Jefferson, lost one vote In the election of District Court judges. His total was reduced to 1,831 yes and 194 no. Feur discrepanciM found in balloting on the con- stitutional amendments. Five additional yes votes were found for the single member legislative district, two additional yes votes were found for the county attorney amendment, and a 51 yes vote discrepancy was found in the constitutional convention amendment with a resultant 51 additional no votes. Walter Koster, (D), Breda, incumbent district 2 supervK •or who wen a new term starting January 1, 1971, was elected to the short term between last Tuesday and the •tart of the new term, Balloting on District Court judges showed David Harris, Jefferson, with 1,831 yes and; 194 no, Judge R. K. Brannon. Denison, 1,685 yes and 370 no! and Judge A. J. BragintonZ Manson, 1,589 yes and 439 noT: Justices of the Peace etectaf Canvass .... fat Page 2 y

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