TEMPERATURES: 24 hr. period to 12 noon: 75; 59. Previous 24 hr. period: 75: 51. Year ago: Higli 75; Low 55. Precipitation, year to date 19.42. Humidity 61. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE FORECASTS — Partly cloudy tonight. Partly sunny Wednesday. No important temperatur* change. Low tonight 45 to 52. High Wednesday in the 70s. 46th YEAR, NUMBER 211. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE NEWS SERVICE IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 27, 1965. TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY 10 CENTS. Missile Site Knocked Out by U.S. Planes Viet Nam War Discussed by LBJ, Cabinet Talks Slated With Congress Leaders WASHINGTON (AP) —President Johnson summoned his Cabinet to a mid-day conference today on the war in Viet Nam. "They're discussing the situation in Viet Nam and the deliberations that have been going on and are still going on," said White House press secretary Bill D. Moyers. Johnson has had a series of top level conferences during the past week on manpower and equipment needs to bolster the battle against the Communist guerrillas. Johnson plans to summon Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to the White House today or Wednesday. Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., Senate Democratic leader, said "the question of Viet Nam was discussed incidentally" at a meeting of Democratic congressional leaders with Johnson today. ! Since last Wednesday, the< President has been holding! lengthy conferences with top! aides — discussions that, point toward an increased American! commitment of manpower and equipment. * * * i Officials have indicated thej final decisions could involve thC| mustering of some reserves and; National Guard units and an; increase in draft calls. ; Secretary of Defense Robert .j S. McNamara returned last! Wednesday from a survey of thej situation in Viet Nam and toldj newsmen the ratio of Commu-1 _____ nist Viet Cong guerrillas to gov- ; Montana," supported ~by"~boP ernment forces was "totally! unacceptable." About 75,000 American military men are now in South Viet Nam, and there has been talk of increasing this total to 179,000. Monday the President and his advisers met for three hours. Moyers said reports from Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor and Gen. William C. Westmoreland were studied. Westmoreland is commander of U.S. forces in South Viet Nam. Moyers said Johnson asked his advisers for more information to supplement reports he received over the weekend. Some of them deal with manpower and equipment needs. Moyers also reported that the President and his advisers discussed the downing of an Amer- Romney, Rockefeller Denounce Splinter Activity in GOP Party Housing Bill Ready for Final Congressional Approval Today By W. F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP)—A $7.5 billion housing bill containing a rent subsidy provision for low- ncome families was ready for inal congressional approval today. Passed Monday by the Senate, the compromise measure jacked by the Johnson adminis- ration was scheduled for a midafternoon House vote expected to send it to the President. The bill would authorize crea- ,ion of new programs and con- inuance of major existing housing programs for the next 'our years. Its most controversial provision is the rent subsidy plan HERDING VIET CONG SUSPECTS — A burly U.S. Marine holds two Viet Cong suspects by the scruff of the neck after their capture near Tam Luc. South Viet Nam. Black clad suspects were among 13 taken by Marines in a combined operation with Vietnamese Popular Force Militia troops on a long peninsula 40 miles southeast of DaNang Air Base. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Saigon) Governors Sidestep Civil Rights Issue By JACK BELL MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The National Governors' Conference sidestepped potential conflict over civil rights today by voting down a move to restore it? resolutions-making ma- C ninery. GO p 'Q O V. Tim Babcock of Wiiliam W. Scranton of Pennsylvania, sought to amend the rules to give the conference committee the power to recommend resolutions. Operating under rules which required a three-fourth majority for such action, the conference rejected the motion by Welfare Chief Takes New Job WASHINGTON (AP) —President Johnson that Anthony announced today J. Celebreze is lean Jet bomber over North Viet Designing as secretary of wel- Nam. Sunday. Officials said a surface-to-air missile may have hit the plane. fare to take a federal judgeship. John W. Gardner, a Republican and president of the Car- Asked about any steps to ad- negie Corp., will be vise the state governors — now j the Cabinet post. named to holding their annual conference In Minneapolis — about Viet j cabinet appointment at Nam decisions, Moyers said, "I'm sure the President will want to keep the governors informed on any decisions." At the governor's meeting, there were these developments Monday relating to the Viet Nam situation: + * * —The chairman of the Democratic Governors' Conference, Gov. John Connally of Texas, said, "We wholeheartedly and unanimously support the President's actions in the Dominican Republic and Viet Nam." —The chairman of the Republican Governors' Conference, Gov. Robert E. Smylie of Idaho, said, "We think that before we are called upon to vote on any resolution we are entitled to a greater degree of frankness about the Viet Nam situation than we have been getting from See TALKS — Page 10. Johnson announced his fourth a special ceremony in the flower garden outside his office. Cele- breeze and Gardner, who was chairman of a special presidential task force on education last year, stood by. Celebreze, an Italian immigrant who was a longtime mayor of Cleveland, is being nominated for a vacancy on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has headquarters in Cin- Used Baby Furniture All Sold First Day -Ad Cost Only $1.00 Sales are made quickly when you publish a Daily Globe ' Want-Ad like this one: BABY CRIB, new mattress, high chair — pood condition. Phone 000-0000 Used baby items of all types find eager buyers when you list what you have to sell in the Daily Globe Want-Acls. The cost is small, the action fast. On Th* Rang* And In Th* Ontonagon Countiy It's Th* Ironwood Daily Globe Want-Ads Get The Quick Action Results Phone 932-2211 for ' Miss Ad-Taker In announcing this, Johnson said: "I have both a feeling of pride in Celebreze's accession to this high court — and a reluctance in seeing him depart the department he has guided so skillfully." Speaking of Gardner, Johnson said: "He is regarded by his peers as one of the most knowledgeable men in the field of U.S. education." Gardner, besides heading the task force that helped prepare a vote of 33 "yes" and 13 "no. 1 This fell two votes short of the 35 which would have been required for approval. Southern governors cast most of the "no" votes. Republicans balloted solidly for the motion As matters stand, no resolutions can be passed excepi unanimously. The conference abolished its resolutions committee two years ago when Democrats acted to avoid advertising their spli over civil rights. * * * GOP Gov. Robert E. Smylie of Idaho said the action would deprive the conference's execu tive committee of power it ex ervised for the first time thi year to pass resolutions. In a preliminary move, the conference officially adopted the "national" in its title. Such far-apart Democrats as Gov. John J. McKeithen of Loui siana and Richard J. Hughes o New Jersey told separate news conferences Monday there is nc need for the governors to go on record on an issue on which the courts and Congress have passed Their reluctance to accen party differences on civil right appeared to have foreclosed anj Democratic effort to put th conference on record for support of Johnson's Viet Nam policies. * * * Chairman John Connally of Texas, head of the Democratic caucus, said a statement of unanimous party support for Johnson's policies would be drafted He said he hoped Republicans also would sign it. But the GOP governors were raising the issue that Johnson has not been frank about the situation only Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York came out with what might be called a full endorsement of the President's position. In control of conference action by their 33-17 majority over the Republicans, Democrats picked GOP Gov. John H. Reed of Maine from a list submitted by i the Republicans to be the next I chairman of the conference. Reed would succeed Democratic Gov. Grant Sawyer of Nevada. The position is alternated . vearly between the two Experts Reduce Troop Estimate By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Pen- agon thinking now tends toward the view that an 8 to 1 edge, rather than the often-quoted 10 to 1 ratio, is a more realistic goal for a manpower advantage needed to deal with Communist insurgents in South Viet Nam. Even an 8 to 1 ratio woulc indicate a far greater input of U.S. troops than seems in pros pect. The indicated buildup need under this formula would come to perhaps 650,000 more men. I a 10 to 1 ratio were applied, i would point to a requirement fo about 900,000 more, troops in South Viet Nam. American troops there now o due soon total about 83,000 and indications are that about 100, 000 will be added by the end o this year. Both figures are far short of filling the 8 to 1 ratio. Calculations for troop strength needed to handle the guerrillas have been lowerd because of the rising number o Communist troops, coupled with their bigger fighting units. The basis for this seeming paradox is the theory that the more the Viet Cong insurgent! get away from hit and run tac tics and the more men thej field, the easier it becomes to hit them. The 650,000-man increase or the 8-to-l ratio is based on tlr current estimate that about 165, 000 Communist troops are op posing about 500,000 Vietnames troops, plus the 83,000 Ameri cans there or expected shortly and several thousand Koreans, Australians and New Zealanders. It also takes into account a 100,000-man increase in South Viet Nam's forces. Over-all, that would bring the anti-Communist military forces in Viet Nam close to 700,000. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said last week the current ratio of about 4 to 1 is unacceptable. He did not specify an acceptable ratio and has avoided any figure of that sort. Officials say increased mobility furnished by U.S. helicopter units and added firepower supplied by U.S jets could be credited with enough impact to hike the 4 to 1 troop ratio to the equivalent of perhaps 6 to 1. This would still leave a deficiency of about 300,000 men. which would cost $350 million over the next four years. Sponsors claim the plan would make 375,000 apartment units available for needy families during the next four years. The subsidies would be limited to amilies eligible for public housing under existing standards. * * * To qualify for a subsidy, a family would have to pay 25 per cent of its income for housing. The government would put up the difference between this amount and the normal rent required to finance an apartment project. The federal payment would go to nonprofit-type landlords such as churches, unions, coopera- ;ives or limited dividend corporations None of the subsidies would go to private landlords. Tenant? would lose their eligibility for subsidies if their income increased substantially. In addition to persons qualifying under present standards, elderly or handicapped persons, persons displaced from their homes by government action, and persons whose homes have been destroyed by a natural disaster would be eligible for subsidy payments. The bill also would authorize an additional $2.9 billion, for urban renewal programs, 240,000 more public housing units, $955 mililon for college dormitory construction loans, and $800 million for a new program of grants to cities to pay half the cost of building water and sewer facilities. * * * Other provisions include: A new program of grants up to $1,500 to low-income persons to help pay for repairs to make their nomes habitable. Authorization for an additional $235 million to buy open space land for development of park and recreational areas. Federal grants for this purpose would be raised from 20-30 per cent to 50 per cent of the cost. An ixtra $150 million for direct housing loans to elderly persons. $1.62 billion more for the Federal National Mortgage Association, nainly to subsidize interest charges on housing for moderate-income groups. Financial relief for distressed mortgagors affected by the closing of a military base or other federal installatons. Reduction of down-payment requirements on FHA-insured homes for servicemen and veterans. By JACK BELL MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—GOVS. George Romney of Michigan and Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York joined Monday in denouncing conservative splinter activity in the Republican Party. Rockefeller, who has bowed out of contention for the 1968 GOP presidential nomination, and Romney, who remains very much in it, assailed in separate news conferences at this 57th annual meeting of the nation's governors, outside organizations such as that Barry Goldwater, the 1964 nominee, is sponsoring in the Freedom Society. Romney said Rockefeller's withdrawal from the presidential contest "doesn't affect me in any way." Then, in a long exposition of his views on international and domestic matters he proceeded to sharpen the sort of differences with President Johnson's policies that a Republican nominee might find valuable. The Michigan governor was asked specifically about Goldwater's organization. "I believe it is essential Republican leaders carry out their complete political objective within the Republican Party, without joining outside groups," he said. Rockefeller said it would be "disastrous" for splinter groups to influence the party's future course. Romney, who took the view that Goldwater always had CRIME COMMISSION—Attorney-General Nicholas Katzenbach heads a special 18- member President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice. President Johnson set up the commission to investigate crime causes ! ollowing publication of an FBI report showing an 11 per cent rise in the rate of serious crimes last year over 1963. (NEA Telephoto) Johnson's 1965 legislative proposals in the field of education, was described by the President as having inspired last week's White House Conference on Education. Gardner, who was born in Los Angeles in 1912, has been presi- parties. Nomination of Judge Okayed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j WASHINGTON (AP) — The j Senate has confirmed President! Johnson's nomination of James' P. Coleman to be a judge in the] U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The former Mississippi governor, opposed by some civil rights groups, was approved by a 76-8 vote. worked for the party, said "I'll be very disappointed if Barry Goldwater doesn't give full support to the Republican Party." Romney and Rockefeller had differences of opinion also over President Johnson's handling o: the international affairs, par ticularly the Viet Nam situation The New York governor prais ed Johnson's efforts. Romnej said that the president had no been giving "adequate atten tion" to international matters and said there had been some "bad mistakes" on Viet Nam. "Personally," he said, "I think we are losing in the world." Enlarging on that in answer to a question, the Michigan governor said he had just been to Europe and: "One of the discouraging things was to find our closest allies and friends feel they're operating in a vaccum.' Asked whether he feels the United States is doing all it should diplomatically with respect to Viet Nam, Romney answered that, "I can't say." "I think," he added, "we have made some bad mistakes in the last few years in Viet Nam.. I'm not saying we're not doinj what we should be doing. I'm reserving judgment. I just don't know.'' The two governors agreed that Rep. John V. Lindsay, R NY., was following the riglr course in disassociating himself from the Republican Party in running for mayor of New York Goldwater has criticized Lind say's course. Romney said he had made it a practice in running in Mich igan to make it clear that ": am an American first and then a Republican." He said that was what Lindsay was doing. 50 Persons Are Dead JAIPUR, India (AP)—A chol era epidemic in the Kota District of Rajasthan State has tak- Vietnamese Hit Guerrilla Unit SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)—A unit of South Vietnamese irregulars clashed with 150 Communist guerrillas near the Cambodian border today, a U.S. spokesman reported. He said government casualties were "very light." Viet Cong losses, if any, were not known. U.S. special forces advisers were with the South Vietnamese unit, which was on a clearing operation 120 miles west of Saigon in Chau Doc Province. U.S. Skyraiders provided close air support during the engagement. A lull appeared to prevail in the ground war, and only scattered light action was reported. Such lulls occur periodically when the Viet Cong units regroup. U.S. air strikes continued against suspected Viet Cong installations in South Viet Nam. An estimated 240 guerrillas were reported killed Monday and today, but the figure was not confirmed by body count. The spokesman reported three strikes by U.S. planes early today against North Viet Nam. In the heaviest raid, 12 U.S. Navy A4 Skyhawks bombed the Thanh Hoa power plant, 75 miles south of Hanoi, he said. The pilots reported all bombs were on target but said heavy smoke prevented assessment of damage. The Viet Cong has virtually knocked out South Viet Nam's land transport system, forcing U.S. and Vietnamese authorities to institute an emergency airlift to major cities in the central highlands. Mounds of dirt 10 feet high, felled trees, blown-up bridges, buried rail tracks and deep trenches cut across the main north-south road artery and other highways make ground movement impossible in many areas. Most inland cities are in a state of economic siege. Government forces laboriously open blocked roads by day; the Viet Cong cuts them again at night. 2nd Installation In North Viet Nam Damaged 3 Fighter-Bombers Shot Down by Reds WASHINGTON (AP) — A flight of 46 Air Force fighter- bombers today knocked out one antiaircraft missile site and damaged another in North Viet Nam. Three F105 fighter-bombers were shot down, the Pentagon reported, by what was described as "intense conventional ground- fire" during the low-level attack on two previously undiscovered surface-to-air missfle sites about 40 miles northwest of Hanoi. The two sites, using semimo- bile equipment which could be put in place in as little as 24 hours, are in addition to five sites previously identified as under construction around Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital. The U.S. attack was launched three days after a U.S. plane was shot down by fire from one of the missile sites. * * * Asst. Secretary of Defense Arthur Sylvester told a news conference that U.S. pilots reported destruction of one of the new sites and damage to the other. Photographic evaluation of the strike results has not been completed, Sylvester said. "There were no reports of missiles fired at the attacking planes or of hostile air action," the announcement said. The strike aircraft were protected by an unspecified number of fighter planes which flew overhead on guard against MID Coleman, 51, testified at com- en 50 lives and stricken another mittee hearings that he had no j prejudice which would keep him from fulfilling the duties of a judge. The 5th Circuit covers much of the Deep South. 400 persons. Medical teams have inoculated more than 100,000 persons. The area is 200 miles south of New Delhi. LBJ Tells Conference Survival of Mankind Requires Halt to Spread of Nuclear Weapons Will Pick Up Tab for'Tour' WASHINGTON (AP) — The By DORIAN FALK i GENEVA (AP) — President Johnson said today the survival of mankind requires a halt to the spread of nuclear weapons. In a message to the resumed 17-nation disarmament conference, the President said "the ons and nuclear delivery systems so we can diminish present danger as well' as prevent expanding peril. — "To work for a truly comprehensive test ban treaty." The Soviet Union, however, seemed uncooperative. Soviet to prevent the spread of nuclear Rail ceased mines. traffic because Investigation Asked by LBJ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson has called for an investigation into surrounding of Firestone Tire fighters which apparently did not challenge the attack. Officials said "conventional ! ordnance" was used in the attack. They did not specify, but delayed action boms were probably used, a practice customary in low level attacks. Sylvester said the new sites were identified "by thorough analysis of all of the evidence, including photography, after a loss of an Air Force F4C on the night of July 24." Until now, the Defense Department had stood on a statement that it was investigating the reports that the F4C had been downed by a missile similar to those which the Russians emplaced in Cuba. * * * Pilot reports had indicated that the plane may have been downed by a SAM (surface-to- air) missile," Sylvester said. "The aircraft was out of range of the original five sites which encircle Hanoi but was within range of what proved to be two new sites. "It was concluded that the F4C was shot down by a SAM missile from one of the two new sites attacked today." Thus, the announcement added, it was decided to destroy the two semi-mobile site's "which were protecting areas in which priority military targets lie." These targets, Sylvester said, include ammunition and supply depots, barracks, lines of communication, "and other facilities which support the infiltration of men and material from North Viet Nam into South Viet Nam." He said the five original antiaircraft missile sites "are not operational so far as we know." Several weeks ago, the State Department spoke of four sites and said they protected both Hanoi and Haiphong, North Viet Nam's main port about 55 miles east of the capital city. The map and the announcement were the first public official disclosure that there were the factors | five original sites and that they cancellation: were clustered around Hanoi, has virtually of Communist and Rubber Co. to build a $50 million syn- weapons In a message to the '• thetic rubber plant conference read by his special i nia. for Roma- dent of the Carnegie Corp. for; state Department has acknowl-! wasting power of our weapons negotiator Semyon K. Tsarapkin the past 10 years. He also heads; edged that it is picking up the is beyond the reach of the accused the Western powers of the Carnegie Endowment for the i tab for Ambassador W. Averell ] imagination and language alike. Advancement of Teaching. i Harriman's "vacation tour" to (Hell alone can describe the con- Moscow and other European j sequences that await their full representative, Dragon Protitch, Thant expressed concern over the increasing danger of a general race toward nuclear armament The talks had long been dead- Press secretary Bill D. Moyers said Monday that "this government considers that Firestone's original intentions were in the national interest." Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., The Carnegie Corp. is a foundation that administers the philanthropies initiated by steel baron Andrew Carnegie. Johnson took passing note of G a r d n e r's Republican alle- Department spokes- use." Johnson said he has instructed capitals. A State man said Monday that although the American delegation to pur- the government is paying Harri- sue three main objectives in an man's expenses, the ambassa- attempt to reach giances in talking about him be- dor is paying for those incurred I with the Russians: deliberately deadlocking disarm- Sept. ament negotiations and adopt- from ing policies "directly opposed to that disarmament and the relaxation of international tension. locked when they recessed last has charged in a Senate speech I Vietnamese. but not Haiphong. * * * The Pentagon said that pilots on the attack missions reported seeing two parachutes after the three U.S. planes were hit today by ground fire. Sylvester said there was no report of the extent of casualties inflicted upon the North 17. East Recent statements that Firestone dropped its plans j He said "we presume" that and West indicated because of "unusual competitive the deadlock may rigid as ever, despite British plan to halt the Tsarapkin said in his opening of nuclear weapons. be as pressures" and "a nuisance a new boycott campaign by an ex- spread tremist political organization." fore a small audience of reporters in the rose garden. He said: "He's a PH.D., an ex-Marine, a former intelligence officer, an by his wife and a personal friend. Officials said it had been expected that although traveling author and a Republican, though informally, Harriman would be not necessarily in this order of able to have informal, but use- importance or proportion of sig- ful, contacts with various for- nificance." j eign leaders. ' — "To seek agreements that address as chairman of the re- agreement convenpd 17-nation disarmament ' conference that the talks were resuming in difficult circum- In contrast sumptions of P S: uS deiI:i U.S. Is Accused of will limit the perilous spread of stances because of "imperialist dictions in their arrival state- nuclear weapons and make it \ aggression in such places as gates of the major powers care-! Viet Nam Aggression fully avoided any hopeful pre-| TOKYO (AP)—The Commu- possible for all countries to re-| train without fear from the nuclear arms race. — "To work toward the effec- Viet Nam, the Congo and Latin America." U.N. Secretary-General U Thant said the major nuclear ments. Of the five nations who now possess nuclear weapons, two were absent. France is boycotting the talks, and Red China nist - dominated world conference against atomic and hydrogen bombs opened its llth annual meeting today with a parade of speakers accusing the tive limitation of nuclear weap-! powers will have to act swiftly ( has never been invited. United States Viet Nam. of aggression in the missiles are North Vietnamese but that U.S. officials don't really know. The missiles and their equipment are Soviet built. It has been presumed that, as in Cuba, Russian technicians and possibly Russian soldiers were active in installing and possibly are manning the weapons. U.S. authorities have said privately that the possible presence of Russians would not deter the United States from attack on such sites, if it wert i deemed necessary.
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