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75th Year Phone 793-3221 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1965 $1.50 Per Month 20 Pages 10 Cent! U.S. hopes to remove troops soon WASHINGTON (UPI) — Tlie Johnson administration would like to begin removing some U.S. troops from the Dominican Republic as soon as possible— perhaps witiiin a few days, high officials said today. Most of the roughly 19,000 U.S. forces now there are expected to stay a considerable time. It may take one or more weeks to set up the inter-American peace force voted Thursday by the Organization of American States (OAS). With no effective local government in Santo Domingo and- only an imperfect cease fire, withdrawal of many troops could leave a vacuum resulting in further major violence and chaos. Admmistration officials, however, would like as soon as possible to be able to begin some withdrawals to demonstrate "good faith" to Latin American governments which object to the unilateral presence of U.S. troops. Johnson Iron erosion Minnesota communities hit by tornadoes, 12 dead MINNEAPOLIS, Mmn. (UPI) —The toll mounted to 13 today in tornadoes that tore through at least a dozen Minnesota communities. More than 400 were injured by the terrible winds thai struck about twiUght Thursday night. It was Minneapolis-St. Paul's second natural disaster in a month. More than 27,000 telephones were out of order. Damage ran into the millions. The number of dead stood at 11 as the night hours wore on. But as National Guardsmen and volunteers dug through rub ble of cxpciisve homes today, two more bodies were found in Mounds View. night clawed at a dozen towns. They came less than a month after the devastating Palm Sun- Gov. Karl Rclvaag asked I day twister onslaught of April President Johnson to declare 11. when Jlidwcst tornadoes the area a disaster area. In Uie South, another band of tornadoes slammed through Oklahoma, killing at least one person and injuring three others. Three of them were in a car that was dumped into a ditch. The twisters struck seven towns in a 100-mile stretch in western Oklahoma between Sentinel and HoUis. The tornadoes which roared curling south of Minnesota killed more than 250 persons. The final toU of Thursday night's disaster was just being assessed as dawn broke. Sirens Sound Warning A blast of sirens in the Twin Cities of MinneapoUs and St. Paul sounded the warning. Within 30 terrible minutes, men and women were sucked from their homes and hurled into I north of Minneapohs Thursday I the streets. Homes were punched into match.sticks. Minks, released when the twister tore up their cages at Glencoe, Jlinn.. ran loose in the town. Cars had been tossed like tennis balls. Hospitals and emergency centers were flooded wiih the injured. Bodies were being picked up from the streets. The twisters struck at the towns of Chanhassen. Jlound, Cottagewood, Deephaven, Excelsior, Spring Lake Park, Mounds Xicw. Fridley. Norwood, Glencoe, Navarre and Coon Rapids. Some of the (Continued on Page 4) Seabees, Marines land in South Viet Nam President signs special $700 million arms bill FIRM TRUCE — American Gl's, their rifles at the ready, sit in a jeep behind barbed wire barricade as they watch Dominican civilians going about their daily business in the rebel- held part of Santo Domingo. U.S. forces came under repeated attack Wednesday night despite the the conclusion of a new "firm truce" in the divided city. (UP! Telephoto) Marines, troops lose way while dodging rebel snipers SANTO DOMINGO (UPD- A U.S. military spokesman disclosed today that U.S. Marines and paratroopers lost three jeeiis and a •''i-ton truck to the Dominican rebels Thursday in thi-ce separate incidents in Santo Domingo. He said sniping continued through the night. In one of the incidents a Marine convoy entered rebel-held territory by mistake and ran into machinegun fire. Thixe Marines were killed. The spokesman was unable to confirm reports a fourth had died aboard Uie aircraft caiTicr Boxer. Two Marines captured in that incident were released to the Organization of American States (OAS) Thursday night. They had lost one jeep and the truck, tlie spokesman said. The spokesman said the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne lost two jeeps, each carrying four men, when tliey wandered into rebel territory in Santo Domingo. In each case the men abandoned tlie vehicle and re- Weather Rcdlands Today 12 p.m. Reading) Highest 67, Lowest 44 One Year Ago Higlicsl 57, Lowest 47 Tomorrow's Sunrise and Sunset 5:54 a.m. — 7;3S p.m. \o smog, allowable burning Saturday, Sunday. Monday U.S. Weather Bureau Noon Forecast Sunny weather is in prospect for Saturday and Sunday. There will be gusty winds in most areas today but the winds will subside late tonight. Five Day Forecast No rain and temperatures averaging from three to six degrees below normal. Temperatures and precipitation for the 24-hom- period ending at 4 a.m. High Low Precip. Boston Brownsville Chicago 74 60 .01 Cincinnati Denver Des Moines Fairbanks Fort Worth Helena 40 34 .49 Honolulu Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles MinneapoUs 7S 58 .75 New York Oklahoma City Omaha Palm Springs Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington turned safely to tlic internation-| Bruce al truce zone set up by Uie Marmes. The spokesman announced that Vice .^dni. Kleber Masterson, overall U.S. commander in Santo Domingo, w^as returning to the United States on his flagship, the cruiser Newport News, tliis afternoon and that Vice Adm. John McCain was reHev- mg liim. It appeared that Lt. Gen. Palmer By MERRIMAN SMITH 1 UPI White House Reporter i WASHINGTON (UPI)—Presi- SAIGON (UPI)—A task forceidenl Johnson today signed the of 6,000 Marines and Navy Sea- special S700 million appropria- bees landed today 350 miles tion to fight the war in Viet northeast of Saigon to build a Nam and warned that U.S. wil- new American airbase. Moreiiingness to talk peace should Jury deliberates in case of Leroy Wilkins By United Press International An all-White Hayncville, Ala., jury deliberatmg the fate of a Ku Klux Klansman charged with the murder of a civil rights worker asked the judge today for clarifying instiiictions regarding accomplices. The jury, considering the first-degree murder case of 21- year-old Colhe Leroy Wilkins Jr., deliberated only about a half hour this morning before filing back into the courtroom to pose the questions to Second Circuit Judge T. Werth Thagard. Wilkins is charged with the murder of Jlrs. Viola Liuzzo, of the .\i'my would assume overall com! mand, replacmg Masterson, 'out tlie spokesman was unable to confirm this. He said only that McCain is "relieving" Masterson. Two Miami Herald Newsmen, Latin .American Editor Al Burt and chief photographer Doug Kennedy, became the first U.S. civihan casualties of tlie operation when they were accidentally shot and wounded by Jla- rines Thursday. Marine helicopters carried them to the assault can-ier Boxer for treatment. The two captured Marmes, tentatively identified as Cpl. Ruben Garcia and Pfc. D. J. Southwell (no home towns available) were brought to a Mai-ino forwai-d command post on the waterfront in a gray panel truck crowded with reb els. The rebels surrendered the two men to Marine Capt. Pony Baker, w'ho handed them on to Bra2ilian Col. Lannes de Souza Caminha and Panamanian Col. Francisco Aued, mihtary representatives of the Organization of American States. The area had been cleared of Marines before the two men were released. The medical convoy, two jeeps and a =,4-ton truck carrying seven Marines, was shot up when it took a wrong turn and | payments" blundered into a rebel-held sec WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Johnson, reviewing the lessons of 20 years since the end of World War II in Europe, today urged the Atlantic nations to hasten the slow erosion of the Iron Curtain. Johnson spoke from the White House in a live television broadcast to the American people and by satellite relay to Europe on the 20th anniversary of V-E Day. The President spoke in glowing terms of achievements of the past two decades, but he said there were some divisive efforts today "to replace partnership with suspicion." Urging that the Atlantic nations not return to "narrow nationalism which has torn and bloodied the fabric of our society for generations," Johnson said that members of the Atlantic community should redouble their efforts toward peace in common trust. Johnson hsted six areas of "unfinished and urgent business" for the Atlantic coun^ tries: —"We must hasten the slow erosion of the Iron Curtain." By this, he meant increasing con tacts between Eastern European nations and the West. He said that, after consulting with European allies, he would ask Congress for legislation to increase peaceful trade between the United States and Eastern Europe. —Reunification of Germany. Johnson said: "The shame of the Eastern Zone must be ended. It serves the real interest of none. We must set the Germans free, while still meeting the history-laden concerns that all understand. The United States is ready to play its full part in such arrangements." —Resolving a wide range of economic problems by greater European trade integration, freer flow of commerce across the Atlantic, expansion of world monetary reserves and a modernized system of international Tlie the President At the same time. 50 more"se not because we want war but because planeloads of paratroopers and equipment flew into Bien lloa and Vung Tau airbases near Saigon. A spokesman said 1 6G0 landed Thursday. He was not sure how many landed today. Tlie brigade totals 3,500 men. A U.S. spokesman described tlie guerrilla assault as the biggest this year. The Viet Cong stormed the camp at Hai Yen 180 miles southwest of Saigon where Father Nguyen Loc Hoa. known as South Viet Nam's "fighting priest," has long held off tlie Communists with a private army called the "Sea Swallows." In the air war against North Viet Nam, U.S. Navy planes attacked transportation targets Thursday night in two separate missions. Two Skyhawks jets from the aircraft carrier Coral Sea strafed a convoy on Route 15 about 70 miles south of Hanoi. Pilots reported "probable" damage to two trucks. Another Skyhawk and two F4 Phantom jets, also from the Coral Sea, attacked four barges on the Tliong Hieu River 100 viles southwest of Hanoi, spokesman said one of barges was left burnmg. Maneuvers clear way for Titan flight test CAPE KENNEDY (UPD-The spectacular string of orbital maneuvers performed by an Air Force Titan-3.'\ rocket Thursday cleared the way for the first flight test next month of a Titan five times as powerful. Brig. Gen. Joseph S. Blcy- maier, head of the development of the versatile military space booster, said Thursday night that the super Titan is now scheduled to make its flight debut on June 17. The giant rocket, called the Titan-3C, will use two 1.2 million pound thrust solid-fueled rockets strapped to the sides of a Titan-3C to take the lead in the world's rocket power race. The Air Force hopes to use the Titan-3C to loft its proposed manned orbiting laboratory (MOD in 1968. Thursday's Ti- tan-3A success gave a boost to the MOL program which still needs final Defense Department approval. "I think this heightens our confidence. . .that approval for this kind of program is justified," Bleyniaier said. The Titan-3A set a record by zipping into four different orbits and it carried two satellites into space at the same time. It was the fourth and toughest lest flight for the sleek 546.000-pound thrust booster. "It was real gratifying," Bleymaicr said. He said the success eliminal- led the need for the fifth Titan- WASHINGTON (UPI) — The j allowances for more than one 3 A test flight that was original- when peace conies—"and hope it comes swiftly." He noted, liowever, that the .•American offer of unconditional peace discussions in Southeast Asia had produced no response. "For months we have waited American airbase. Morei lingness to talk peace should|for a sign, a signal, a whisper U.S. .Army paratroopers flew mot be regarded as a symbol of! that our offer . . . has fallen mto two air bases outside Sai-! cowardice. ion receptive ears," he said, gon, bringing U.S. troop i "Until the aggressors have ("But not a sound has been strength in Viet Nam to 41..500.:indicated their willingness lojheard. Not a signal has been There were no uicidents, bui!(alk. we intend to press on,"} sighted. Still we wait for a re- a military spokesman disclosed!Johnson said as he signed thelsponso. Still we are an.xious for the Viet Cong launched its larg-1 nieasm-e providing funds for I peace." est attack of the year Thurs-|new landing fields, planes, hcl-. The Chief Executive said he day. A two-pronged assault hit;jcoplcrs and expanded opera-; regretted that it was not possi- a camp for Roman Catholic tions in Viet Nam. jble apparently to convince the refugees in the Mekong Delta -Our patience and determina-1 forces of communism in South- south of Saigon and an airbase tion are unpending." least Asia that armed hostility where U.S. heUcopters were re-^ The President signed thelis futile. meilmg nearoy. jmeasure at a White House ccr-1 "Once this is clear," he said, Lasuaifies Listed lemony attended by members ofi"it should also be clear that the hehcopters armed with ' . ,^ Congress. Congress approved'only path for reasonable men is rockets and maclimeguns took:^,,^ i^, ^^propfiation as a I the path of peaceful settlement, off and sienced the V.et Cong:^,^(^ „f i„ ^ willingness to talk mortars shelhng their field at ^. j , days must not be taken as a symbol Camau before the Reds m-i f;^,^. ^^^^^ ^1,^ re- of cowardice." flicted any damage. But the! ^^p^, ° ' Communist force hitting nearbyj .,, , Hai Yen killed 48 defenders. , ^pent wounded 77 and possibly cap- f"'" "eaP™-'; of war. lured 30 others listed as mi.-s--f"'",^"'1 ammunition jand planes. Hi" Prp^irlpnt said. "These Johnson used dozens of pens to sign the bill and distributed them as souvenirs. ,-\ large number of lawmakers were present for the East Room cere mony. Tlii-ee Democrats cast the the aggres.sors have made tlicmjonly dissenting votes Thursday necessary." I when the Senate approved — Johnson promised that U.S.!88 to 3—the President's emerg- weapons would be put asidei (Continued on Page 4) Wartime benefits for survivors of victims families of servicemen killed in Viet Nam or the Dominican Re- pu'olic will receive survivors' bnefits on a wartime basis. child — is paid during peacetime only in cases where the widow's income is less than S3,- 000 a year if she has children. defense and veterans admuiis-jlf she has none, it is S1.800. tration officials said today. Other benefits, including a Their interpretation of the law!lump sum equal to six months governing casualties in the two of the serviceman's base pay, areas also applies to woimded|are made to survivors regard- servicemen, who are eligible for I less of whether the death was disability payments rangmg|on peacetime or wartime duty. from S20 to S250 a month in most cases. This is 25 per cent Benefits for orphans, for parents where they were depen- liigher than benefits allowed fori dent, and for burial expenses servicemen in ordmary peace-jare also the same. 58-yca]--old mother of five who! tor of the city. The trucks were| was slain March 25, a few| on the way from San Isdro air- hours after completion of the: base to the international refuge massive Selma-to - Montgomery!zone with a load of medical civil rights march. ' supphes. —A greater degree of cooper-jtlie planes returned safely. time accidents. For widows of men killed in action, the rates of benefit payments are the same as in peacetime, but on a war'iime AI basis the money is paid wheth- the er or not the survivors are in need when the benefit is due. Pilots reported no enemy air-' The payment — S120 a month.[engaged in extra-hazardous du- cralt or anti-aircraft fire. All of, phis 12 per cent of the service-ily under conditions simulating man's base pay. plus additional! war." The law making possible w-ar- time allowances when a war has not been declared is known as the "Cold War Benefits Act," passed in 1957. It provides wartime rates for death or injury "in line of duty as a direct result of armed conflict or while ly scheduled and thus saved SIO million. Quote of Day MIAMI — Canadian bank burglar Georges Lemay commenting on his capture as a result of a wanted poster televised via the Early Bird communications satellite: "I don't make many mistakes. As you can see, it took a space sateUite to catch me." Cutters approved WASHINGTON (UPI) - The house Thursday approved by voice vote and sent to the S.jn- ate a S6.2 million request for replacement of the 17 Coast Guard cutters being sent to !join the war m South Viet Nam. Search halted for body of woman lost overboard NEWPORT BEACH (UPI) - lice. "I .just don't want to say 66 44 84 74 74 60 83 60 69 35 82 68 55 33 82 67 40 34 S3 74 88 71 68 51 69 50 78 58 79 49 85 68 86 67 55 66 48 46 28 64 56 59 37 75 57 The Coast Guard shortly after noon today suspended the search for a 61-year-old raihoad heiress anything." Police said the Los Angeles County judge told them he had been at the wheel of the 36-foot presumed to have drowned ini cabin cruiser shortly after 7 what police called "an unfortunate accident" while honeymoon- Ing yesterday. The search was called off al 12:20 p.m. PDT. Superior Judge Thomas C. Yager, 47, and tlie former Eileen Jeffers were married only four days when she disappeared Thursday from their rented yacht "Carefree" as they returned to the mainland. .^n all-day search failed to produce any trace of the woman and the Coast Guard said she apparently fell to her death from the craft. A Coast Guard spokesman said a single Grumman Albatross aircraft would patrol the 30-mile channel but no surface craft would be mvolved. "This has been the most tragic day of my life," Yager told a.m.. but went below for about 30 minutes, leaving Mrs. Y'ager alone. When he returned to the deck, she was gone. Officers said Yager told them the boat had been buffeted by fairly strong winds during the morning. The couple was alone on the vessel, midway between Avalon and Catalina Island and Newport Beach on the mamland, when the woman disappeared. Mrs. Yager was the daughter of the late William M. Jeffers of Omaha, Neb., and Los Angeles. Jeffers, former president of the Union Pacific Railroad, bequeathed her about $500,000 when he died in 1953. Last Monday, the couple was married by James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre at his residence. It was the first marriage for each. Yager's best man was ation among the more prosperous nations in helping developing countries. The President said: "We are the rich nations in a world of misery. We are the white nations in a colored world. The treasured values of our civilization tell us it is right to help others." —More effective common defense arrangements with all Atlantic nations having the right to share in collective nuclear defense "while halting the spread of nuclear weapons. Johnson said that "strong U.S. forces backed by strong nuclear power" would remain in Europe as long as they were needed and wanted. —New efforts toward ending tensions between the Soviet Union and the West. Johnson said that since Western firmness had shown that the door to conquest was "forever closed," it was plain that "the door to peaceful settlement is now open." He emphasized it was in the interest of both East and West to work together toward any agreement that would hasten lasting peace. newsmen after talking with po-,former Gov. Goodwin J. Knight. Twenfy working years after, Eisenhower harder than ever By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International GETTYSBURG, Pa. (UPI) - The former President puts in 50-hour week at his office in Gettysburg, working on the third volume of his memoirs. One volume already has been had left did the Eisenhower grin break through. He held aloft the two pens which the T^venty years ago today, a dele -l ^^j.^^^^ ^^^^ ^gallon of German ofiicers head-l , , . j . „ ' u,- , j j i ed bv Col Gen Alfred Jodl surrender document and, at the i published, and volume two is clumped into a 'bomb - pocked "^ging of photographers, ar-;ready for publication in October, chateau near Rheims, France.i""Sed them al a "V for vic-;His calendar is filled months and glumly saluted a five-star; to^V ^"gl'^- , ^ i ahead with trips and speakmg American general from Abilene, It was one of the great mo-,engagemen s. (Today he was j^gjj " ^ments in U.S. history, audi going to New York to appear It w^as a , ,. .... iDwight Eiesenhower thought ation a V-E Day broadcast being regulation miUtaryijjjg ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^.g^,^ surely!carried to Europe via the salute — not the "hell Hitler" Nazi salute. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had insisted on that. And he was in a position to dictate terms. His Allied armies had crushed Nazi military mark the climax of his career.!Early Bird communications sat­ eUite. ) Except during the winter months, when he vacations at Palm Springs, Calif., he has INSIDE Classified Page 18 Comics Page 18 Editorials Page 20 Home, Garden Pages 14-15 Local news Pages 4-5-6 Society Page 10 Sports Pages 16-17 [But he was wrong. In the 20 years that have sped by since V-E Day, the man from Abilene has served „„„ 4„ rru„ p„„,„:his country as chairman of the!Utile time for his favorite re Eli .^^^^n!^ptnt„rrP^^pr^ Chiefs of Staff, as the la.xation. "He hasn't been on a .^nZdi ionftiv i"--^' commander ofl golf course in the past 10 days, unconmuonauy. Ifj^.^^ supreme commander of says Schultz. Eisenhower was in no mood.tion Forces in Western Europe,! It-is smaU wonder that the for social chit-chat with the de-,and fmally, for eight momen-i74-year-old general scowls at feated enemy. jtous years, as President. 'visitors who "adjusting" to the "Do you understand the. Today he is "retired" and is how he's "adjusting" to the ahead. That is very clear in a statement which he issued today. On this 20th anniversary of V-E Day," he said, "it would seem that all of us—every private citizen and governmental official throughout the world — should unite in renev.'ing our faith and reinforcing our determination that the intellect of man will concern itself more with human advancement than with its destruction. "If all the powerful nations of the world could, with real confidence in each other, forego the production and maintenance of the frightful weapons of war and devote their attentions to betterment of their respective populations, then happiness would soon supplant poverty jand misery; confidence would I replace fear and tension every- terms of the document of surrender?" He asked brusquely, his normally amiable face frozen in a grim mask. -Jodl nodded. "Ja, ja." supposedly living the life of a ease of retirement after so | where. gentlemen farmer at his Gettys-1 many years of heavy responsi-! "Though such idealistic pur- burg estate. "But he's IbiUly. actually working 1 He looks back, of course — harder than ever," says his Not until the surrender was:aide, retired Brig. Gen. Robert completed and the Germans-Schultz. especially on a memory- drenched day like today. But his real interest is in what lies poses will not soon be reaUzed. it is certain that V-E Day is a fitting occasion on which to resolve, anew, that these goals will never be lost to our sight."

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