Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 11, 1965 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURES: 94 hr. period to 12 noon: 72; 50. Prevlous\24 hr. period: 64; 43. Year ago: High 90; Low 40. Precipitation, to date, 16.61 in. Relative humidity 94 per cent. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE FORECASTS - Partly cloudy and warmer. Showers are likely tonight and it will be warmer. Cloudy and cooler Saturday. Low tonight 45 to 55, high Batur* day 55 to 60. 46th YEAR, NUMBER 173. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIBB NEWS SERVICE IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 1965. TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY 10 CENTS, Astronauts Relate Experiences of Flight Johnson Muffles Speculation Over Split on Policy Claims No Divisions In Administration By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson has muffled speculation over a governmental split on his economic policy by giving assurances that there are "no cross-currents, divisions or conflicts" within the administration The President told reporters, after a meeting with Chairman William McC. Martin of the Federal Reserve Board and other top economic officials Thursday, that moderate but solid gains are foreseeable through 1965. "There is no reason for gloom or doom," he said. This was an apparent reference to the stock market slump and public furor which followed Martin's June 1 speech at Columbia University. * * * That was the speech in which Martin spoke of "disquieting similarities between our present prosperity and the fabulous •20s," and emphasized the role of monetary policy — management of the money and credit supply — in preventing possible inflationary excesses. Marttn's resignation was demanded Thursday by Rep. Wright. Patman, p-Tex., chairman of the House Banking Committee. Patman charged that Martin had challenged Johnson's economic policy and was calling for what Patman described as a disastrous policy of tight money. "This country cannot afford, even as prosperous as it'is, a man at the helm of our monetary system who'is so afraid of prosperity that he has to end it," Patman said on the House floor. But Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler, in an interview given before the White House meeting, helped Johnson to quash the talk of a policy split on the issue of tight money- versus- expansionism. Fowler said he and Secretary of Commerce John T. Connor agreed completely with what they regarded as Martin's basic theme, that of maintaining and strengthening the soundness of the dollar. * * * "The speech caused me no nervous indigestion," Fowler said. "I was surprised at the stock market's reaction, and I think Bill (Martin) was too." The market slump was caused by investors' fears that Martin was hinting at a coming move to tighten money by boosting Interest rates, Fowler said. He himself had read no such mean- Ing into Martin's talk "because I know Bill's thinking." After the White House meeting, Martin smilingly indicated he had no intention of taking Rep. Patman's advice and resigning. "When and if I desire to resipn I'll let you know," said the man who has headed the Federal Reserve Board under four presidents. Battle for Viet Village Ends With Heavy Casualties on Both Sides Photographer Describes Raging Battle for Little Jungle Town EDITOR'S NOTE: AP Photographer Horst Faas was the first newsman to enter the raging battle of Dong Xoai Thursday afternoon with Vietnamese ranger troops. Faas stayed in Dong Xoai all Thursday night as the casualties piled up around him in one of the major battles of the war. This is his account. ASTRONAUTS RETURN TO LAND — Astronauts Edward White, left, and James McDivitt wave to welcoming crowd after leaving carrier Wasp a week after the pair boarded Gemini 4 spacecraft for historic 62-orbit flight. Wasp made anchor at Mayport, Fla. (AP Wirephoto) Scramble for Dems' New York Mayoral Nomination Begins By HORST FAAS AP Photographer DONG XOAI, South Viet Nam (AP) — In the ghastly wreckage of this little jungle town, the bodies of some 150 civilians lie strewn among the military dead this morning. Many are women and children. Much of what is left of the little community is in flames. Government troops are still fighting desperate small hand- to-hand engagements with the Viet Cong in the sprawling outskirts of the town. All during the night the Viet Cong hurled probes at the government positions in the west end of the town. Of some 300 government By GEORGE ESPER NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Robert F. Wagner's decision not to seek a fourth term touched off a scramble for the Democratic mayoral nomination today and promised to have national political repercussions in both parties. The decision Thursday, which the three-term mayor said was based on family considerations, could' produce some political pressure on the national level for the selection and financing of a powerful Democratic opponent to Republican Rep. John V. Lindsay in the Nov. 2 election. Lindsay, 43, a proven vote getter in this nation's largest city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 3-to-l, has been mentioned as potential presidential material. A victory in the mayoral race would boost both him and the GOP. President Johnson reportedly is anxious to see him defeated. A new name cropped up on the Democratic side shortly after Wagner made his announcement. In Washington, Harlem Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D- N.Y., boosted Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., son of the late presi dent, for the nomination. Roosevelt, 50, recently switched by President Johnson from undersecretary of commerce to chair man of the Equal Employment Opportunity .Commission, said he had received telephone calls from public officials and "important Democrats." He Driver Drowns When Car Goes Into Lake (AP)—Anthony Plainwell, died Thursday when his car ran off an Allegan County road into a lake. State police said death was due to drowning. PLAINWELL Roberts, 30, of Home Furnishings Find Quick Sale with Globe 3-Day Want-Ad The advertiser wrote: ''Thank you very much, we had good results at our sale" as a result of this Daily Globe Want-Ad: SALE: HOUSEHOLD furnishings and miscellaneous. Name of Home. Puritan Road, Sunday, May 30, from ten a.m. to erven p.m. - Used furniture and appliances find quick buyers when you use the Daily Globe Want-Ads to "tell what you have to sell." The cost is small, the action fast. On Tno Rang* And In The Ontonagon Country If t The Iron wood Daily Globe W»nt-Adt Got The Quick Action fUiulit Phone 132-2211 for > Mill Ad-Tikor J. Castro Tells Overthrow Plot WASHINGTON (AP)—A sis ter of Cuban Premier Fide Castro said today Cubans higl: in the government are plotting to overthrow Castro's Communist regime. Juanita Castro, 32, who left Cuba last June, said riots against the government have occurred in many parts of the island but news of them has been suppressed. declined to identify them. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D- .Y., who now appears on his way to uncontested control of he Democratic .party in New York with the withdrawal of Wagner, said the fate of the party in the city depends "on low well we do in selecting a candidate." Kennedy said Roosevelt is one of a number of possible candidates." He declined to name any others. A Democratic primary battle appeared almost certain with at least three factions fighting for control. They include Wagner's proteges; Kennedy's backers and elements of the reform movement. The primary election will be held Sept. 14, and three or four rival slates could shape up by ,hen. On the Republican side, Wagner's withdrawal meant that campaign strategy likely would have to be re-evaluated. Lindsay said: "He (Wagner) will always remain a great New Yorker and he will have the gratitude of the people of New York. But the people of our city also feel that New York needs a change. They feel that the complacent arteries of our city administration are badly in need of a transfusion. "The target has never been Bob Wagner. My campaign will be a fusion campaign to give the city a new life." Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon said in Milwaukee Wagner's decision probably I Die, 18 Hurt In Hotel Blaze roops who landed as reinforcements early Thursday morning, nly three are left. These three one Vietnamese survivors staggered out of the jungle early his morning. The rest, including three American advisers, are gone omewhere in the hell of Dong Xoai. Two Americans also staggered out of the jungle, both wounded in the leg, clothed in rags and chattering incoherent- y in shock. They had been at the special forces camp a mile 'rom Dong Xoai that was smashed in the initial attack. Somehow they survived in the lungle. One of them, Lt. (J.g.) Frank Peterlin of Oglesby, 111., had been in charge of a Navy Seabee detachment doing construction work at the camp. He ran out of the jungle just By MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) The battle for Dong Xoai ended today with heavy casualties on both sides. The routed Viet Cong left district headquarters in ruins, strewn with bodies of men, women and children. U.S. military authorities said the latest count of American casualties in the battle were 3 dead, 15 wounded and 15 miss- ng. Eight of the missing were crewmen on two helicopters destroyed by enemy fire. A newsman who visited the town 60 miles north of Saigon said several American bodies were found in the ruins. An ll-man U.S. Army Special Forces team and a nine-man U.S. Navy Seabee squad engaged in building an airstrip were at the district headquarters when the Viet Cong attacked Wednesday night. The number of U.S. casualties in Viet Nam jumped again when a two-engine C123 transport ferrying ammunition and as wounded Vietnamese were being loaded on an evacuation helicopter. The second man ran would lead to "a real donnybrook," but that Lindsay's chances, as a fusion candidate, have improved 25 per cent. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York said, however, that he did not think Wagner's decision would have any major effect on Lindsay's campaign. "Whoever comes in will be someone who is identified with the Democratic administration," said Rockefeller. PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) Fire swept through the sprawl ing century-old Victoria Hote today, taking at least 2 lives injuring 15 persons and leavin 4 more missing. Two bodies were recovered from the ruins and firemen began searching for other victims. The three-story hotel Is located near the business district of this central New Jersey community. More than 100 permanent and transient guests escaped the burning building located across the street from the main Fire Department headquarters. A telephone dispatcher at the fire house spotted flames shooting from the second floor of the building and turned in the first ?larm at 2:36 a.m. The blaze was brought under control at 5 a.m. Police said 12 persons were injured, including a policeman who suffered deep smoke inhalation 'n an attempt to rescue a 93-year-old woman trapped in the building. The officer, patrolman Robert Miller, was placed in an intensive-care unit at Muhlenberg Hospital and reported responding to treatment. The woman, Frances Van Horn, was listed in good condition at the hospital. out shortly after. They embraced hysterically when they spotted one another. The other Americans in the camp had not been so lucky. The exact casualty toll still is not known, but the charred and mangled bodies of severa Americans were found in the awful debris this morning. Vietnamese rangers who were flown in Thursday afternoon fought their way into a landing zone to rescue wounded, exhausted government troops making a last-ditch stand around a tank and an armored personnel carrier. The troops abandoned the ve- ilcles. During the night government planes destroyed at least ne of them, preventing the Viet 'ong from using its guns against the government troops. Government planes during the ight rained napalm and bombs n most of the town, leveling a mall Catholic church, the ormer government headquar- ers and other enemy strong- points. Civilian casualties were enormous. In addition to the 150 or so killed, hundreds were wounded. The rangers found the bodies of eight government troops with heir hands tied behind their backs with wire. All eight apparently had been used as human shields in one of the Viet Cong attacks. U.S. COMMANDER —General William C. Westmoreland, above, 51, commands the U.S. servicemen in South Viet Nam. He is a tall, lean , soft-spoken South Carolinian who believes in leadership by example. He is never likely to be charged with having an itchy trigger finger. (AP Wirephoto) supplies crashed in flames in central Viet Nam, killing at least eight Americans. A U.S. spokesman said a ground party recovered the bodies of two Air Force men and six Army men. He did not know how many had been aboard. Military sources were uncertain of the cause of the crash. The three confirmed deaths at Dong Xoai brought the toll of American dead in Vietnamese combat since December 1961 to 409. The dead in the C123 crash would not be added to the combat toll unless enemy fire was etermined. Government and Viet Cong asualties were heavy in the ierce fighting that began at Police said Miller collapsed after rescuing 10 or 12 persons inside the building. The cause of the fire was not known immediately, but investigators believed it started on the second floor of the old frame building. Police and firemen combed the ruins for bodies of other pos sible victims. "We expect to find several other bodies," Police Captain Mllford Payne said. Dominican Republic Civil War Turns Into Economic Conflict SANTO DOMINGO, Domin- Tn testimony "before a House >an Republic (AP) - The Do- subcommittee on un-American j mimcan civil war is turning into activities, Miss Castro told of her experiences in helping her brother reach power and her dissatisfaction with the revolu- an economic conflict with the United States playing a major role. The battlefield Is still Santo tlon after the Communists took,Domingo. The capital is becom- over. She said her brother has built ing even more divided as a result of the economic struggle "an incredible repressive ma- j between the junta and rebel fac- chlne." itions. "The vast, majority of Cuban j With U.S. aid, the economy is people are against the regime," she continued. by the junta, and more than 90 per cent are operating again owners have thei: downtown bank; But many money in which are shut. Their raw ma terials are sitting in warehouse overseas because port facilitie to unload them here are no available. The owner of a shoe polls factory said he was forced t shut down this week. "There are 14,000 troops here Storms Batter Much of Nation .. , Castro being reorganized in hopes it! eacn with boots to be sliined," I don't can operate without Santo Do- '" r *° -««•"•« *«- •»•«' The demand for shoe thfnk they will be able to stand' mingo'? downtown business dis- P° lish is higb, but the waxes I much longer the nightmare of trict, the rebel stronghold. ! need to make il are stuck in a terror they have been living' Some U.S. officials believe warehouse in Panama. I can't through the past few years." that if the rebels can be by-'? et dock s P ace to unload them Miss Castro, who said she passed\ economically, they 1 in tne Dominican Republic." was r.iose to the revolution's might be pressured into a political settlement. Negotiations to leaders until the time she left, said "there are Cubans in high places in government who are plotting against it and who stay on to accomplish this." At the outset of her testimony, form a compromise government are stalemated. The insurgents have two powerful weapons in the economic arena, however. Their territory Miss Castro read a prepared i includes the principal banks and statement in which she said the Communist plan to take over this entire hemisphere and look on timid liberals and pacifists as their best allies. the port where most of the nation's imports are normally unloaded. All the nation's factories are located in territory controlled Four small ports are trying to handle the traffic that usually comes into Santo Domingo. But these ports are equipped to handle the export of sugar, coffee, tobacco and other agricultural products. They do not have the dock space, warehouses or unloading facilities to handle import cargoes in volume. Hector Aristy, minister to the i See DOMINICAN — Page 10. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain fell in scattered sections of the Far West, the Plains and Southeastern states today in the wake of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in some areas. Fairly heavy rain pelted the eastern Gulf states and ligh rain dampened scattered sec tions of the Rockies and the Pa ciflc Northwest. Storms again Thursday an Thursday night, following June's pattern of violent weath er, swept areas in the Midwes and southern and central Plain with tornadoes, severe thunder storms and heavy rain. Storm weather also battered areas Florida and Alabama. Twisters struck sections Texas and heavy rain an strong winds again battere western parts of the state. Othe tornadoes hit near Champaign 111.; southwest of Denver; nea Dresden, in northwestern Kansas, and at Mary Esther, Fla. Several funnel clouds were spotted in the storm belt. No injuries were reported. Nearly 10 Inches of rain soaked the Muleshoe, Tex., area. In Kansas, where floods continued to menace many small communities in the eastern and central sections, heavy rain was reported in northwestern areas. Heavy rain and hail pelted sections of Missouri and Arkansas. Dong Xoai early Thursday. About 150 civilians also were eported killed, including many women and children. The government reported 280 casualties for its forces — 108 killed, 126 missing and 46 wounded. It claimed that 700 Communist guerrillas were filled — 300 in Dong Xoai and another 400 by U.S. and Vietnamese air strikes 3 to 4 miles north of the town. None of the government Igures were cgnfirmed by U.S. military officials. U.S. and Vietnamese planes flew 121 sorties against the Dong Xoai area Thursday. Through the night Communists probed at government positions in the town, and there was hand-to-hand fighting on ;he outskirts. The shooting ended at 6:30 a.m. when the Viet Cong pulled out of the area and disappeared into the jungle, the U.S. spokes man said. Vietnamese rangers and airborne units combed the town, picking up the dead and wounded. No further contact with the Communist guerrillas was reported. Most of the wounded Americans were evacuated Thursday Iron Mine Issue Will Be Debated By AL SANDNER Associated Press Writer LANSING (AP) — A tough, Senate-approved water pollution bill cleared the third of four major legislative hurdles when it was reported out favorably by the House Conservation and Recreation Committee today. Another hurdle was added, however, when the committee agreed to make special' concessions for the Upper Peninsula mining industry contingent on a I debate between Loring Oeming, chairman of the State Water Resources Commission, and James Goulette, lobbyist for the Michigan Mining Association. "The attorney general's office tells me that if we get this bill through, Michigan will have the finest law of its kind in the country," said Rep. Joseph Snyder, D-St. Clair Shores, chairman of the House Conservation and Recreation Committee. The bill, amended in the House committee to grant'an exemption only to the reworking of copper ore, would close iron mines in the Upper Peninsula, said Rep. James Constantini, D- Iron Mountain. It would permit White Tells How He Took Photos Of Space Walk McDivitt Describes Rendezvous Attempt HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — At- tronaut Edward White described today how he got the superb photographs of his space watt during his Gemini 4 flight with James McDivltt. White narrated the film M It was shown during a press eon* ference at the space center here. Earlier, McDivitt described his unsuccessful rendezvous attempt with the Titan rocket booster which launched them into orbit June 3. White said he and McDivltt agreed they were too pressed for time to try the space walk on the second orbit, as planiMd, and decided to postpone it on* orbit. -, White said he had some difficulty mounting the camera outside the spacecraft. "Jim had the spacecraft steady as a rock," he said. Any jiggling in the early frames of the film were due to his own slightly shaking hands, White said. * * * He said McDivltt noted nil exertions in mounting the cam- A**<a onrf 4-ftl/i Viirv* "ITAW vmtt'iM era and told him, "Hey, you're starting to breathe pretty hard,': White said he replied there was nothing to worry about, that he wasn't tiring too much. "I tried to fly with the (space) gun right out the spacecraft," he said. "There was no gun provided the leave tbe space- afternoon. Maj. Harvey E. Steward of Huntsville, Ala., led men of the 118th Aviation Company through heavy Viet Cong fire to evacuate the wounded, military officials said. The Viet Cong held parts of Dong Xoai through the night and hammered at government positions. Government planes blasted the town with napalm and bombs, leveling a small Catho- the dumping of residues in inland-waters. Constantini tried to get a similar exemption for the iron mining industry. "The Water Resources Commission has told me that if we do this, we might as well forget the bill," said Snyder. The original UP mining exemption would have opened the door to abuses, Snydei /said; "for instance, it would have allowed a chrome plating company to dump its mineral wastes into any handy stream." Committee members agreed to report out the committee's version of the bill, changing their decision on the mining provisions, "if the debate makes a good case for it." Snyder was to arrange the appearance of Oeming and Goulette before the committee. The bill also changes a $500-a- day fine from a mandatory one to an optional one at the discretion of a judge. It also removes a possible one-year jail sentence for failure to comply. The bill also gives automatic pushoff—the impulse to craft." He said the golden tether, with which he was attached to the spacecraft, caused him to propel himself slightly off course. , "The tether always tended to pivot me in the area I didn't want to be in," he added. Finally, he said, he ran out of fuel for his space gun and had to use the tether to maneuver. : "This was the time," White .remarked, "that I said I sure wished I had a little more fuel for my "gun." White said he walked two or three steps on the spacecraft itself by pulling himself along with the tether. "I was actually able to walk right up the spacecraft," be added. . "The view from up there is just spectacular," White said. He told how he could see lite whole state of Florida and islands in the Caribbean. • White said the walk in space was completely successful. "Yes," he said, "a man can operate in space." But he added,"he needs a little more fuel." bonding power that has been to a township ordered by a court to construct a sewage disposal system. lie church, the former government headquarters and several enemy strongpoints. A bold move by Brig. Gen. Cao Van Vien, commander of the 3rd Army Corps, broke the Communist offensive. The original defenders of Dong Xoai were making a desperate stand when Vien ordered his 52nd Ranger Battalion airlifted into the battle area. Vien's men retook the district headquarter compound and captured; WASHINGTON (AP) — White a largf stock of Viet Cong weap-1 House reporters have protested ons. The rangers lost at least 301 a decision to bar a small "pool" dead and 15 wounded. The first reinforcements — Decision Hit By Reporters i of newsmen from the presiden- * * * McDivitt said the launch was entirely what he had expected and described the Titan rocket booster as "fantastic." He said he had hoped to be able to get close to the booster rocket but that it was tumbling at the rate of 40 to 50 degrees' per second, "much faster than anyone had anticipated." $ He also said the booster fell away rather rapidly. McDivitt said this made tt difficult to keep the Gemini 4 spacecraft in the same orbit with the tumbling booster. But McDivitt said space experts still learned much from the unsuccessful rendezvous attempt. The astronauts were to receive congratulations from President Johnson this after noon. The conference was in a rather plush auditorium at , the manned spacecraft center. The astronauts sat on a gold carpeted stage behind a table covered with a gold cloth. The astronauts, both Ah Force majors, wore civilian In the West, were reported seven persons missing after flood waters swept through a canyon near the Utah-Wyoming border, washing out a campground, scattering debris for miles and burying at least one automobile. Five members of the Keith M. Woodruff family of 'Salt Lake City and two teen aged nephews missing. were reported suits. Wives and parents of both the astronauts sat in the audience, press I Mrs. McDivitt wore a royal blue E. Reedy's] dress; Mrs. White a checked and smashed a Special Forces announcement Thursday that i suit. camp a mile away. i there would be no pool on Pres- Mrs. McDivitt also was ac- The battalion of reinforce- ; ident Johnson's scheduled trip! companied by her sister, Mrs John Sanders of Berla. Ohio. '' Also in the audience were astronauts Frank Borman and James A. Lovell backup pilots for the Gemini 4 flight In a switch of plans, the, astronauts and their wives chose to ask President Johnson to conle to Houston so congratulatlona could be shared 1 with an em- ployes of the Manned Bpact* craft Center. See a i tial plane for trips on which no battalion of 300 infantrymen —; coverage problems are expect- werc flown into the Dong Xoai! ed. area Thursday morning after The protests followed the Viet Cong overran the town secretary George ments was attacked soon after to Texas today to greet the as- landing Today only three survl-: tronauts. vors could be found. The rest; The press pool arrangement were dead or missing, including three American advisers. A battalion of paratroopers tlon. was flown into Dong Xoai by I Pool was set up during the last years of the Elsenhower adminlstra- representatlves usually helicopter early today. Their • included one each from The arrival turned the tide for the government forces. Most of the American casualties occurred in the Special See BATTLE—Page 10 Associated Press and United Press International, one from a radio or television network and one from a magazine or newspaper.

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