TEMPERATURES, 24 hr. period to 12 noon: 70; 43. Previous 24 hr. period: 70: 49. Year ago: High 61; Low 45. Precipitation, to date, 16.61 in. Relative humidity 80 per cent. OD DAILY GLOBE FORECASTS — Generally fair with little change In temperature tonight and Friday. Low tonight " In the 40s. High Friday in Hit! 60s. 46th YEAR, NUMBER 17*. MMOC1ATED PRESS LEASED WIRE NEWS SERVICE IKONWOOD, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1965. SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPY 10 CENT! U.S. Steps Up War Effort in Viet Nam Denver Area Hit By Worst Flood In Over 30 Years Damage Estimated in Millions of Dollars DENVER (AP) — The worst flood in more than 30 years pounded Denver and communities to' the south Wednfsday night and today, leaving hundreds homeless, ripping out bridges, and causing millions of dollars in damages. Most of Denver was without power during the night and early morning as a result of flood- Ing of the huge Public Service Co., power plant. So far only one death has been reported. A 69-year-old Denver man drowned after returning to his home from which he and his Wife were evacuated earlier. Floodwater roaring out of mountain cloudbursts raced down the South Platte River late Wednesday. The floods struck after tornadoes ripped through Palmer Lake south of Denver and also pounced down In an area southeast of here. At the Valley Country Club, three golfers on the course were injured as terrific winds smashed flimsy shelter houses in which they had sought refuge. Hundreds of persons living close to the South Platte River had to leave their homes. They were given shelter in schools and other buildings. Water flowed into motels, restaurants and other business houses at the south edge of Denver. Water from the South Platte overflowed into the railroad yards at the lower end of 17th Street. Union Pacific tracks at the north end of the yard were washed put. Passengers were transferred to busses and driven to a hotel. The crest of the South Platte flood struck shortly before midnight. Another crest, three hours later, flattened out before reaching the metropolitan area. The second crest was reported by the Colorado Highway Patrol to be about 15 feet high — roughly the size of the initial surge — when it reached ton, 16 miles above Denver. ' Even as the second threat melted away, the first crest was moving out onto the prairie lands northeast of Denver. Evacuation warnings were sounded ahead' of the rising waters and most residents of low-lying areas got out well ahead of the wave. A power failure blacked out much of downtown Denver shortly before midnight. Other sections of the city also were affected. Many residents of the Globe- ville area in North Denver were directed to evacuate their homes shortly before midnight The city's packing houses and stockyards are located in the vicinity, although apparently high above the water line. Denver Fire Chief Cassio Frazini was swept from a row boat early today in the middle of the torrent while trying to reach some of the trapped per sons. He was rescued later a he clung to a tree along the edge of the raging torrent. A crest estimated by the Colo rado Highway Patrol at 15 to 2( feet high swept down the usual ly shallow South Platte as i roared into Denver from the south. On the way, it tore out highway bridges, covered up roads and lapped menacingly at railroad trestles. Gov. John A. Love made a See FLOOD—Page 14. President Gives Medals to Two Spacemen Today Says Feats Close Space Flight Gap WASHINGTON (AP) — The Gemini 4 astronauts came to the White House today to accept medals from President Johnson and hear a presidential statement that their historic feats "closed the gap in manned space flight." Johnson, in remarks prepared for the medal presentation ceremony, said the walk-in-space flight of astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II clearly indicated the United States no longer trails the Soviet Union in manned flight. And he said their achievement had done even more by raising U.S. Officials Believe Combat Will Decide Peace Prospects By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER ' AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — In the judgment of U.S. policy makers the prospects for peace in Viet Nam are more likely to be de- ter critics of American policy in Southeast Asia. The document does not say with whom the United States would be prepared to negotiate, if and when peace talks can be L .. * arranged. Washington officials cided by the course of combat say pr i va tely, however, that the over the next several months than by diplomatic maneuvers in this and other world capitals. Officials say President Johnson is determined to press his peace offensive at every opportunity, even while expanding military operations. At the moment officials here are looking to a conference of British Commonwealth leaders in London for some possible new move for the negotiations. The Johnson administration will unwelcome one, if it other peace confer- hopes 'close around ' the cooperation world among for all SAIGON BOMBING—Debris litters Saigon's International Airport after explosion of two Viet Cong terrorist bombs. American soldiers and Vietnamese civilians were injured in the blasts. (NEA Telephoto) Navy Jets Shoot Down 2 Red MIG Fighters By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP).— Two U.S. Navy Phan torn jets shot down two Communist MIG17 fighters in flames today in a dogfight 50 miles south of Hanoi, a U.S. military pokesman announced. The clash occurred while the 'hantoms were flying escort for ither U.S. warplanes bombing argets about 20 miles north of Thanh Hoa. The spokesman said four Communist jets appeared and urned toward the American planes as if they were going to attack. But apparently they were hit before they had a chance to open fire, he said. One parachute was seen open- ng, but it was not known what happened to the Communist pi- ot. The caped. other two MIGs es- One plane was shot down by Cmdr. Louis C. Page of San Diego, Calif., who told newsmen in Saigon, "This was the first enemy aircraft I have shot down. Other than that, we were just doing a job." The pilot of the second Phantom, Lt. (j.g.) E D. Batson Jr. of Buffalo, N.Y.. said: "I'm tickled to death." The spokesman said the dogfight lasted only 29 seconds and that the Phantoms hit the enemy with air-to-air missiles. It was presumed that the MIGs were North Vietnamese, although Navy planes have had Communist Hainan Island, in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Phantoms were flying at an altitude between 10,000 and 20,000 feet when they spotted the hostile aircraft. Page was asked how they knew the MIGs were about to 45 miles southwest of Hanoi. Eight MIG fighters appeared but wheeled away when the American planes started to close in on them On April 4, Communist MIGs shot down two U.S. FlOS's on a bombing raid about 65 miles south of Hanoi. A pilot of an American F100 said he believed he hit one of the MIGs in that engagement and downed it. On April 4, four MIG17s jumped four U.S Navy .F4B planes in the Gulf of Tonkin off Red China's Hainan Island, and U.S. officials said one MIG was reported downed. Page and Batson were flying from the carrier Midway. News of their success was flashed to Washington and U.S. Navy Secretary Paul H. Nitze radioed back congratulations "on the splashing of the first and second North Viet Nam MIGs." A U.S. military spokesman explained that the MIG which nations in exploring and using space for the common good and peaceful Interests of mankind." McDivitt and White flew in separate planes to nearby Andrews Air Force Base. Their families were with them. Hell- copters picked them up and landed them on the White House grounds. President Johnson had an engagement in the White House rose garden to honor astronauts Edward H. White II and James A. McDivitt. The President planned to pin on their chests the Exceptional Service medals of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Charles W. Mathews, doubtedly comes. Several ence possibilities, arising from proposals made in the past by Britain, India and the United States among others, are still open. The possibility that Johnson might order another pause in the bombing of North Viet Nam is not ruled out, officials say. But the conviction in high quarters here today is that the Communist North Vietnamese, the Red Chinese and the Red Viet Cong leaders in South Viet Nam still believe they can win the war. They are therefore not in U.S. peace target, like its war target, is North Viet Nam, and they assume negotiations would be conducted primarily with that country and Red China. They say the United States and South Viet Nam do not intend to negotiate directly with the "National Liberation Front" — the Communist political arm in South Viet Nam But the United States would not object if "National Liberation Front" leaders were part of the North Vietnamese negotiating team. Here is a summary ot the 13 points covered in the 11-page State Department review of peace efforts so far: 1. The United States has held many talks on Southeast Asian problems with the Soviet Union, including the conference at Vienna in June 1961 between President John F. Kennedy and the Soviet Premier at that time, Nikita S. Khrushchev. The United States hoped that the result of the Kennedy-Khrushchev agreement on Laos (a neighbor of Viet Nam) would be the neutralization of that country, but More American Troops Heading For War Zone ^ Army, Marine Combof Units Will Get Coll£ By ELTON C. FAT ,;; WASHINGTON (AP) — TiM United States is stepping up it* war effort in Viet Nam another notch, with 16,000 to 21,000 mow American troops headed for thi war zone. . ".-.' Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said We EYEING SENATE - Barry I Sfrine^omSJ'batuS, WlU, Goldwater will seek re-election ".£!£." and «rvlce units to the Senate. The 1964 GOP »*g» '** ,^gj ^»» presidential candidate said in De ln piace m a Iew WBBK8< Arizona that he will bid for the seat now held by Democrat Carl f^" ^P f Hayden. The present term of| the 87-year-old dean of the Sen- 'govern-. photo) manager of gram office the of Gemini pro- the Manned Space Center at Houston, Tex., was to receive the same award. White's citation said that as 'the first man to engage in self- propelled extra-vehicular activity" he expanded the knowledge of space environment. McDivitt's: "His performance as command pilot significantly extended our knowledge of man's capabilities." Mathews was honored for "his ability to resolve the most complex technological and managerial problems." After the White House ceremony, the astronauts' crowded agenda for the day included: A motorcade to the Capitol; luncheon on the Senate side with Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey; a walk to the House side to be introduced to members of that terested in negotiations at this time on any terms acceptable to the United States and South Viet Nam. This conclusion is drawn in a still secret, 13-point paper, summarizing peace moves on Southeast Asia over more than four years. The paper was recently prepared by the State Department for Johnson and lists 13 major types of peace probes and proposals, all of which have faltered or failed The basic assessment In Washington of the current Vietnamese-situation is that with the recent onset of the monsoon season the Communists decided on major offensive operations in the belief that bad weather would seriously hamper U.S. air actions. The Communists thus would hope to win extensive victories on the ground in South Viet Nam. The U.S. counter strategy for this period is to convince the Reds that they cannot win in this manner and that the United States will throw into the 1 fight whatever is required to prevent their taking over South Viet Nam. The U.S. hope is that after several months the Communists will be compelled to reas- the Communist Pathet Lao backed and supported by North Viet Nam frustrated that hope. The United States has also held a long series of talks with Red China at the ambassadorial level in Warsaw. Poland. These talks have shown the United States that Red China is not interested in any Southeast Asian settlement except one which would result in the ouster of ed, was taken at the the South Vietnamese in S 1 (NEA C TeTe>ent, the defense ***** news conference. It will bring the total of U.S. troops in Viet Nam to between 70,000 and 75;« 000, he said. Will still more go later? : r • McNamara parried that quest tion this way: s- The secretary of state and; I and the President have repeatedly said that we will do Whatever is necessary to achieve our , J( objective in South Viet Njuhi officials said today the United and we won -t do more than if States does not plan another necessary." v No Pause in Air Attacks Planned WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. I pause in the bombing of North | Viet Nam at this time. A week ago, the State Depart* ment and White House had vtt* The question came In another form; in one brush with Chinese MIGs off Two Used Bikes Net Quick Sale 1st Day -Ad Cost Only $1! Used summer fun items can be turned into quick cash \yith a result-getter like this one: TWO 26" BICYCLES — 1 girl 1 *, 1 boy's—$20 each, chrome fenders. 000 Magnetic St., Hurley. There were at least two disappointed callers on the above ad who are in the market for used bikes. Why not sell yours this quick, easy, low-cost way? On Th« Rang* And In The Ontonagon Country It's Th» Iron wood Daily Globe W«nt-Adf Get Th» Quick Action Rtiults Phon* 932-2211 for Mil* Ad-T»ktr "If he's in your general area and headed toward you, you have to assume he's up to no good," the pilot replied The MIG17 is of Korean War vintage, armed with one 37mm cannon and two 23mm cannon. The Phantom, one of the fastest and most heavily armed fighters in the American arsenal, is equipped with heat-seeking Sidewinder missiles which home in on the exhaust trail of enemy jets. The two pilots flew with their radio intercept officers to Saigon for a news conference Page's officer was Lt, John C Smith Jr. of Belleview, 111., whose wife and children live in Powan. .Calif Batson's officer was Lt. Cmdr. Robert B. Dore mus of Montclair, N.J., whose wife and children live in Wilmington, Del. Page, who served as spokesman for the group, declined to discuss the tactics used in shooting down the MIGs Page also declined to say whether the missiles used were Sidewinders or Sparrows. The Phantom carries both. He said he assumed the MIGs were North Vietnamese. The four enemy planes were silver and bore the yellow and red insignia of North Viet Nam, he said. U.S. airmen attacking Nortn Viet Nam last reported spotting hostile planes June 1 while bombing an ammunition dump he Navy pilot reported hitting >ff Hainan on April 4 was listed is a probable kill because it had mly been seen to disappear into i cloud trailing smoke. The MIGs reportedly were in i "loose trail" formation, and ,he two missiles from the two Phantoms hit the second and third planes in the formation. The enemy planes were [leaded south, apparently trying to intercept a force of Navy fighter-bombers attacking a bridge near Thanh Hoa nd the Yen Phu barracks. Other U.S. planes were attacking road traffic in the area. The protective Phantoms normally fly some distance north of the bombers to stop any MIGs that may be sent down from the direction of Hanoi. U.S. spokesmen said five buildings in the Yen Phu barracks area were destroyed. It has been attacked repeatedly in the past week. It was a day of fairly heavy air strikes over North Viet Nam. VllttlllUGl ill bilC VTt*» WJ. VftAt. House. Tonight they are to be narrators of one of the most remarkable films .ever made — a record of their four-day Gemini adventure. Watching and listening in the State Department auditorium will be diplomats of many nations. Then comes a reception at the State Department where the diplomats will greet the astronauts, Mathews and their families. Wednesday, the astronauts' old home towns poured out tributes to them. The biggest crowd in the history of Jackson, Mich. — an estimated 125,000 — lined a parade route for McDivitt. A youngster's sign said "By Gemini, you did it." Cheering throngs estimated at 150,000 greeted White at San Antonio, Tex., and referring to his birth there, he said: "It's wonderful to be back in San Anr tonio which gave me a good start when I was launched at Ft. Sam Houston and started me on my way." the well of the sess their position and prospects, perhaps taking a different view of peace negotiations.' Against this background, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara' annqunced Wednesday that 16,000 to 21,000 more American troops are going into South Viet Nam in the immediate future. They will raise total American strength there to nearly 75,00 men of whom 21.000 will be ground combat personnel. Last week it was disclosed that U.S. troops will fight side by side with South Vietnamese troops when necessary. The State Department's 13 points on peace negotiations range from direct talks with the Soviet Union and Red China to Johnson's offer last April of "unconditional discussions" to a Canadian approach to North Viet Nam last month In the last few days the paper has been circulated to U.S. embassies abroad, evidently to arm diplomats with information to coun- The officials, who declined to|—£ about wheth«U.rtroOpg be identified, did not rule out now cou i<i be committed to of- the possibility of a recess in the tensive action, rather than ogly air attacks on the Communist defensive. North at some future time But g^fiS... news conferenc e : they ruled out for now a repe- whfit Js the n^ion of U.8. ground combat personnel? McNamara replied that the mission is to protect bases where there are he^vy concentrations of aircraft, equipment and personnel, then added: "& addition, if the Vietnamese military commanders request the assistance of U.S. troops, U.S. combat troops, because the Vietnamese lack the necessary reserves to effectively counter Viet Cong attacks, Gen. (William c.) Westmoreland (top American commander) has authority to send our combat troops to the assistance and support of the Vietnamese. If he didn't have that authority, :a situation could arise in which very heavy loss of life could occur and in which great advjn- tage could be won by the Viet Cong forces." The revised total of American military personnel In Viet Nam — Army, Marines, Air Forte and Navy — does not include 27,- ooo aboard ships of the 7th Fleet House Passes Compromise Bill To Repeal Most Excise Taxes WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed today a compromise bill to repeal most federal excise taxes and lead the way for price cuts on a variety of goods from automobiles to lipsticks. The House whipped the bill through by voice vote after only a few minutes of discussion. The Senate was set to consider it promptly, in a double play designed to allow President John son—if he wishes—to put the first reductions Into effect by Saturday. The bill as passed Is the result of an agreement Wednesday night between House and Senate conferees. The two houses had passed different versions. Sen. Russell Long, D-La., one of the principal Senate/conferees, said that chamber will act as soon as possible after the House votes. Such a legislative schedule could send the measure trij Pres- dent Johnson In time for him to sign It Friday, bringing most tax cuts into effect Saturday. Actually, the initial 3 per cent reduction in the automobile excise —$70 on an average car — and the repeal of the 10 per cent levy on the manufacturer's price on air conditioners are retroactive to May 15. Anyone who purchased such an article on that date or later would be eligible for a refund. Ta* cuts going into effect the day after the President signs the bill include repeal of the 10 per cent retail excise taxes on jewelry, furs, toilet preparations and luggage, and of the manufacturer's excise taxes on a variety of goods including appliances, radio and television sets, cameras, business machines, musical instruments and most sporting goods. Most of the remaining excises, including taxes on theater See HOUSE—Page 14. ' r.S. influence from the area. 2; A 14-nation. East-West con- erence at Geneva in 1961-82 greed to neutralize Laos. In Ine with the agreement the Jnited States withdrew all its nilltary advisory personnel rom Laos. But Communist forth Viet Nam failed to with- Iraw several thousand troops upporting the Pathet Lao. forth Viet Nam also violated he agreement by infiltrating [uerrllla fighters into South Viet *am through jungle trails In teighboring Laos 3. After Communist military fains in Laos in early 1964, neu- ralist Prime Minister Souvanna °houma called for consultations imong the Geneva conference Towers. The United States took >art but the Communist nations refused. Souvanna Phouma's nitiative was followed by proposals for meetings of various combinations of Communist and non-Communist countries concerned with the Laos crisis Communist ' China and North Viet Nam blocked these moves and also prevented an International .Control Commission com posed of India, Canada and Po land from carrying effective investigations in .Communist- held territory in Lacs. The United States still favors a new Geneva conference on Laos i the Communists will first de monstrate by action that a con ference could produce results in narlfvlnfir thp oountrv fJd^lA jr Ail(5 vli^ WIUIV&JT. 4. Britain proposed to the So viet Union last February a con ference on the future of the In ternational Control Commission in Laos be held by members o the commission, plus the Brit ish, Soviet and Laotian govern ments. Such a conference coul be widened to include North anc South Viet Nam. Red China an the United States with the possi bility of Informal Vietnames See OFFICIALS— Page 14 ition of the May 13-17. bombing ( muse designed as a bid for a lanoi peace overture. j * * * i North Viet Nam and Commu- i nist China denounced the five- day lull as a trick, the U.S. of- icl'als noted. And, contrary to i ontentions that the American ] muse was not long enough to < illow for a Communist re- < sponse, the officials said Hanoi's harsh denunciation came when the five-day respite Was j only half-way through. The U.S. officials made their views known as British Com- monthwealth leaders in London were considering ways in which a Viet Nam peace might' be achieved. Washington's analysis at this time is that the Reds, having rebuffed repeated feelers for peace negotiations, are focusing at this time on the military attacks on 'the South. ' But if the Viet Cong guerrillas fail in their monsoon offensive, it is believed here that Hanoi will be more amenable to negotiations. That time is not expected to come for several months. * * * The U.S. officials took the view that it makes little difference whether the Viet Cong guerrillas sit with Northern Vietnamese government representatives in any negotiations because Hanoi 'right along has been the mentor of the guerrillas. However, the United States does not favor negotiating directly with the Viet Cong. The officials, among other things, pointed out that there are a number of groups in South Viet Nam of whom the 1 Viet Cong are only one. They said choosing just one faction to deal with would cause serious difficulties. standing off the About 21,000 of the, OUTLOOK ROSY — Gardner Ackley, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, says the outlook for the economy is good. Replying to recent warnings by Federal Reserve Board Chairman William McChesney Martin Jr., Ackley predicts the present expansion will continue for "many, many months into the future." (NEA Telephoto) U.S. Paratrooper Is Killed Santo Domingo Fighting By ROBERT BERRELLEZ SANTO DOMINGO, Domln- can Republic (AP) - An American paratrooper was killed and seven soldiers - four of them Brazilians — were wounded in nine hours of sporadic fighting Wednesday night with the Dominican rebels. A spokesman for the inter- American peace force announced the casualties and said at least eight rebels were killed in the fighting which finally ended at midnight. The fighting involved, at different times, nearly the entire perimeter of the international security zone that encircles the Tebel stronghold in downtown Santo Domingo. Brazilian, Honduran and American units took part in the exchange of tire. "We fired when they fired at us and kept It up until they stopped firing," said Lt Frank Ramirez, dier. Maj. 23, a Honduran sol- Domingo Rodriguez, commander of rebel forces facing the Brazilian forces along the international security zone sale} he and a Brazilian officer arranged a cease-fire by telephone. Despite the new cease-fire, gunfire was heard in the rebei area through the night. Three other ,U.S. paratroopers have been killed since the fighting resumed on Tuesday after a week of quiet in the Dominican Republic. The death Wednesday night increased the American death toll to 24. The rebel leader, Col Fran cis Caamano Deno. claimed Wednesday that 67 Dominicans were killed and 265 wounded in the heavy firing between U.S. forces and rebel supporters on Tuesday. The Inter-American Peace Force announced that a U.S. paratrooper was killed Wednesday morning and two other U.S. See PARATROOPER—Paf e 14 mainland, new .total will be combat ground personnel, McNamara said. ' V * * * "•'.'... ..•'•' This compares with a present strength of about 54,000. , The difference is equivalent to something more than a full division, which averages about17,- 000 men. '; But McNamara has given no indication of intending' to j&t one or more complete divisions into Viet Nam at this time. '"; The procedure so far is to utilize only elements — battaUoj|s or smaller — of Army' and Marine divisions. '\;i Out of McNamara's news conference arose the possibll$r that elements of an entirely nenf division, the formation of which he announced, might be sent- to Viet Nam at some point.' -"': He said that the Army has been authorized to organize new airmobile division as • of its current 16-divtsion structure. Taking the name of the pjg 1st Cavalry Division, the will have a strength of 15,787 and be transportable by swarm of 434 aircraft, four times more aircraft than!.;) conventional division possessesi McNamara said the division, shaping up at Ft. Benning, Ga:, could be ready for deployment in eight weeks if necessary. He preferred not to answer % question of whether the division or portions of it would be sent 'to Viet Nam. ''"'• McNamara was asked the command would be wori_ out if U.S. troops were sent te the assistance of endangered South Vietnamese forces.' What he described In ing seemed to be some form a slde-by-slde system: ' ~ battlefield will be split Into ments and the South ese forces will operate their own commanders segment and U.S. troops their command in Vietnamese forces segment under command U.S. officers."
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