Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 27, 1965 · Page 13
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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 temperature 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. * * * Officials have indicated the final decisions could'involve the mustering of some reserves and National Guard units and an Increase in draft calls. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara returned last Wednesday from a survey of the situation in Viet Nam and told newsmen the ratio of Communist Viet Cong guerrillas to government 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 dis- cussed'the downing of an American jet bomber over North Viet Nam. Sunday. Officials said a surface-to-air missile may have hit the plane. Asked about any steps to advise the state governors — now holding their annual conference In Minneapolis — about Viet Romney, Rockefeller Denounce Splinter Activity in GOP Party Housing Bill Ready for Final Congressional Approval Today HERDING VIET CONG SUSPECTS — A burly U.S. Marine holds two Viet Cong suspects by the scruff of the neck after their capture near Tarn 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) Nam I'm decisions, sure the Moyers said President will 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 machinery. GOP Gov. Tim Babcock of Montana, .supported by GOP Gov. William 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 re- John Connally of Texas, "We wholeheartedly and 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 Demo cratic Governors' Conference, Gov. said, 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. unanimous Johnson's 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, chair — good condition. Phone 000-0000 high Used baby items of all types find eager buyers when you list what you have to sell in the Daily Globe Waht-Ads. The cost is small, the action fast. v On, The Rang* And In The Onionagon Country It'i Tbt , Iron wood Daily Globe Want-Adi Get The Quick Action Result! Phone 932-2211 for <y . Miss Ad-Taker Weltare Chief Takes New Job WASHINGTON (AP) —President Johnson announced today that Anthony J. Celebreze is resigning as secretary of welfare to take a federal judgeship. John W. Gardner, a Republican and president of the Carnegie Corp., will be named to the Cabinet post. Johnson announced his fourth Cabinet appointment at 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 cinnati. 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 de partment he has guided so skill fully." Speaking of Gardner, Johnson said: "He is regarded by his peers as one of the most knowl edgeable men in the field o U.S. education." Gardner, besides heading the task force that helped prepare Johnson's 1965 legislative pro posals in the field of education was described by the Presiden as having inspired last week' White House Conference on Edu cation. Gardner, who was born in Lo Angeles in 1912, has been president of.the Carnegie Corp. for the past 10 years. He also heads the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Corp. is a foun-: Moscow dation that administers • the phi-1 capitals, lanthropies initiated by steel] baron Andrew Carnegie. a vote of 33 "yes" and 13 "no. 'his fell two votes short of the 5 which would have been uired for approval. Southern governors cast most >i the "no" votes. Republicans balloted solidly for the motion As matters stand, no resolu- ions can be passed except unanimously. The conference abolished iti resolutions committee two years ago when Democrats acted to avoid advertising their splii 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 thii year to pass resolutions. In a preliminary move, the conference officially adopted the 'national" in its title. Such far-apart Democrats a: Gov. John J. McKeithen of Loui siana and Richard J. Hughes o New Jersey told, separate new; conferences Monday there is ni need for the governors to go on record on an issue on which the ourts 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 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 backed 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 Experts Reduce Troop Estimate By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon 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. If 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 or 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 guerrillas have to handle the been lowerd because of the rising number o Communist troops, coupled with their bigger fighting units. party support for 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 the Republicans to be the next chairman of the conference. Reed would succeed Democratic Gov. Grant Sawyer of Nevada. The position is alternated . yearly between the two parties. The basis for this seeming paradox is the theory that the more the Viet Cong insurgents get away from hit and run tac tics and the more men they field, the easier it becomes t hit them. The 650,000-man increase on the 8-to-l ratio is based on th» 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 diiference 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, cooperatives or limited dividend corporations None of the subsidies would go to private landlords. Tenants 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 million 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 ?xtra $150 million for direct housing loans to elderly persons. $1.62 billion more for the Federal National Mortgage Association, mainly 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 worked for the party, said "I'l be very disappointed if Barr: Goldwater doesn't give full sup port to the Republican Party.' Romney and Rockefeller hac differences of opinion also ove President Johnson's handling o the international affairs, par ticularly the Viet Nam situation The New York governor prais ed Johnson's efforts. Romne said that the president had no been giving "adequate atten tion" to international matter and said there had been som "bad mistakes" on Viet Nam. "Personally," he said, "I thinl we are losing in the world." Enlarging on that in answe to a question, the Michigan gov ernor said he had just been tc Europe and: "One of the dis couraging things was to find ou closest allies and friends fee they're operating in a vaccum.' Asked whether he feels the United States is doing all i should diplomatically with re Nomination of Judge Okayed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The 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. Coleman, 51, testified at committee hearings that he had no prejudice which W9uld keep him from fulfilling the duties of a judge. The 5th Circuit covers much of the Deep South. spect to Viet Nam, Romney ans wered that, "I can't say." "I think," he added, "we hav made some bad mistakes in th last few years in Viet Nam., I'm not saying we're not doin; what we should be doing. I'm reserving judgment. I just don 1 know." The two governors agree that Rep. John V. Lindsay, R NY., was following the righ course in disassociating himsel from the Republican Party i running for mayor of New York Goldwater has criticized Lind say's course. Romney said he had made i a practice in running in Mich igan to make it clear that am an American first and the a Republican." He said that wa what Lindsay was doing. CRIME COMMISSION— Attorney-General Nicholas Katzen- >ach heads a special 18- mem- jer President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Adminis- .ration of Justice. President Johnson set up the commission ;o investigate crime causes 'ollowing publication of an FBI report showing an 11 per cent rise in the rate of serious crimes .ast year over 1963. (NEA Telephoto) Vietnamese Hit Guerrilla Unit 50 Persons Are Dead JAIPUR, India (AP)—A cho era epidemic in the Kota District of Rajasthan State has taken 50 lives and stricken another 400 persons. Medical teams have inoculated more than 100,000 persons. The area is 200 miles south of New Delhi. 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 adviser: were with the South Vietnamese unit, which was on a clearing operation 120 miles west of Sai gon 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 tighter- 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 con> pleted, 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 LBJ Tells Conference Survival of Mankind Requires Halt to Spread of Nuclear Weapons Will Pick Up Tab for'Tour' WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has acknowledged that it is picking up the tab for Ambassador W. Averell Harriman's "vacation tour" to and bther European A State .Department spokesman said Monday that although Johnson took passing note of! the government is paying Harri- G a r d n e r's Republican alle- ( man's expenses, the ambassa- giances in talking about him be-,dor is paying for those incurred fore a small audience of report-;by his wife and a personal ers'in the rose garden. He said: .friend. "He's a PH.D., an ex-Marine, i Officials said it had been ex- a former intelligence officer, an pected 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." • eign leaders. M By DORIAN FALK | ons and nuclear delivery sys- GENEVA (AP) — President terns so we can diminish pres- Johnson said today the survival ent danger as well' as prevent of mankind requires a halt ' to expanding peril. the spread of nuclear weapons. — "To work for a truly com- In a message to the resumed prehensive test ban treaty." 17-nation disarmament confer- The Soviet Union, however, ence, the President said "the seemed uncooperative. Soviet wasting power of our weapons negotiator Semyon K. Tsarapkin to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. In a message to the Rail traffic ceased because mines. has virtually of Communist Investigation Asked by LBJ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson has called for an investigation into surrounding of Firestone • Tire the factors cancellation and Rubber Co. to build a $50 million syn- conference read by his special | nia. thetic rubber plant for Roma- 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. is beyond the reach of the accused the Western powers of locked when they recessed last'has charged in a Senate speech imagination and language alike, deliberately deadlocking disarm-i Sept. 17. Recent statements' that Firestone dropped its plans Hell alone can describe the con- ament negotiations and adopt- from East and West indicated because of "unusual competitive sequences that await, their full ing policies "directly opposed to that the deadlock may be as i pressures" and "a nuisance use." • disarmament and the relaxation rigid as ever, despite a new i boycott campaign by an ex Johnson said he has instructed of international tension. i British plan to halt the spread; tremist political organization, the American delegation to pur- Tsarapkln said in his opening | of nuclear weapons. sue three main objectives in an address as chairman of the re- i In contrast attempt to reach agreement, convened 17-nation disarmament! sumptions of with the Russians: to previous re- I conference that the talks were i gates of the major powers care— "To seek agreements that resuming in difficult circum- will limit the perilous spread of; stances because of "imperialist nuclear weapons and make it possible for air countries to re- frain'without fear from the nuclear arms race. — "To work toward the effective limitation of nuclear weap- aggressibn in such places as Viet Nam, the Congo and Latin America." U.N. Secretary-General U Thant said the major nuclear powers will have to act swiftly fully avoided any hopeful predictions in their arrival statements. Of the five nations who now possess nuclear weapons, two were absent. France is boycotting the talks, and Red China has neveix been invited. U.S. Is Accused of Viet Nam Aggression TOKYO (AP)—The Commu nist - dominated world confer ence against atomic and hydro gen bombs opened its llth an nual meeting today with a pa rade of speakers accusing thi United States of aggression ii Viet Nam. overhead on guard against MID 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, ncluding photography, after a oss 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 he reports that the F4C had been downed by a missile simi- ar to those which the Russians emplaced in Cuba. * * * ' Pilot reports had' indicated hat 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 ;he two semi-mobile sites 'which were protecting areas in which priority military targets ie." These targets, Sylvester said, nclude 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 anti-' aircraft missile sites "are not operational so far as we know. 1 ' 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 qf the capital city. The map and the announcement were the first public official disclosure that there were five original sites and that they were clustered around Hanoi, 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" Vietnamese. He said "we presume" that the missiles are North Vietnamese but that U.S. officials don't really know. The missiles and their equip? rnent are Soviet built. It has been presumed that, as in 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 afc. tack on such sites, It it werjl deemed necessary,

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