Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 4, 1965 · Page 17
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Ironwood, Michigan
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Wednesday, August 4, 1965
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TEMPERATURES: 24 hr. period to J2 noon: 75: 48. Previous 24 hr. period: 73; 57. Year ago. High 84; Low 63. Precipitation, year to date, 19.80. Humidity, 60 per cent. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE FORECASTS — Fair With lit- tie change in temperatures tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and mild wtih a chance of thuri- dershowers. Low tonight 48 to 55. High Thursday 75 to 81. 46»h YEAR, NUMBER 218. WIRE NT5WS SERVICE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 4, 1965. SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPY 10 CENTS. LBJ Asks $1.7 Billion in Defense Funds Navy Will Take Draftees for 1st Time Since '56 Extensions of Duty Also Are Considered By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (APi — The' Navy set out today to muster the first draftees it has used in ] a decade. It also is considering ', Involuntary extensions of duty for skilled men whose enlistments are expiring. The service is suggesting that Its total manpower be increased by about 35,000, but this figure Is still under scrutiny by both Navy and Defense Department officials. A Pentagon call for the biggest Army draft quotas since; midpoint in the Korean War carried a provision for the Navy j to get 4,600 draftees in October, i A Defense Department an- i nouncement Tuesday was the; first official step putting into! effect President Johnson's order to raise monthly draft quotas from the previous 17,000 level to as high as 35,000. * * * The department did three things: 1. Revised the 17,000 call for September, which was is-; sued only 12 days ago, to a new total of 27,400 men, all for the Army. 2. Requested a quota of 33,600 in October, the biggest levy since the 80,000 monthly i quotas at tne peak of the Ko-1 rean War. 3. Specified that 4,600i of the October quota be for the \ Navy. The Marines and Air '. Force, as usual, requested no draftees. The Navy's last request for draftees was made for two months late in 1955 and one month early in 1956 when the number of volunteers fell to a point where the Navy was under i its required strength. : Today, the Navy's need arises; from several factors. More ships are coming into service, largely because of the requirement? of the war in Viet Nam, but also as part of a general buildup. * * • , More men are needed to man such support craft as amphibious ships. They also are needed to fill out crews of ships under strength. And it is estimated that more men are needed for some of the shore stations which contribute directly to support of the Viet Nam conflict.' What the Navy says it needs Is more technically trained en-, listed men, able to take over the I complex electronic gear on ships and to maintain and repair aircraft and their engines.; The Navy, the Defense De-i partment said in answer to a i question, still has legal author-; Ity carried over from the Ko-i rean War to order involuntary i extension of active duty, but j only with the approval of the secretary of defense. The Army and Air Force do not have this authority and would have to obtain congressional approval if they wished .to freeze enlistments. HONOLULU HUDDLE—Military and civilian leaders converging on Honolulu to confer on the Vietnamese situation included Gen. Earle C. Wheeler, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Adm. U.S. Grant Sharp, left, Pacific commander-in-chief, and Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Viet Nam. (NEA Radio-Telephoto) U.S. Expects to Stop Red Takeover of Viet By LYLE NELSON Honolulu Star-Bulletin Writer HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — High American military officials believe the introduction of more U.S. ground forces coupled with continuous air strikes on North Viet Nam may prevent a Communist takeover of South Viet Nam. While total victory may never be achieved, they suspect a milestone will have passed once the monsoon season, which favors guerrilla operations, end about the middle of next month. An expected Viet Cong monsoon offensive more or less fiz- | zled out. And more American GI's will be in South Viet Nam and ready to take the offensive about the time the rainy season ends. The officials believe Viet Cong momentum has been lost because of high casualty rates in recent months. * * * A big factor, they say, is the continuous air offensive against supply targets and staging areas in North Viet Nam. This veiled U.S. optimism follows a high-level Viet Nam conference in Honolulu, where top military men tackled details o: the logistic problems involved in beefing up U.S. ground forces in Viet Nam. . ..•..-.President Johnson has author ized a troop increase to 125,000 men "with the possiblity tha more will be made available i; necessary. About 75,000 U.S troops are in South Viet Nam now. Staff members from the Saigon command and the Pentagor county since 1960, this mornings won't finish the paperwork until Chester Prebish Is New Sheriff BESSEMER Chester John Prebish, 51"r Bonnie St. Ironwood, undersheriff of Gog e b i c was appointed to the office o f sheriff, to complete the une x - pired term of the late Axel E. Tenlen. The appointment was made by County Clerk Rudolph J. Egizi, County Prosecuting At t o r ney Jerome Nadolney, and Probate Judge Leonard J. MacM a n man. by authority of the statute relating to filling vacancies i n county offices. The appointment is for the remainder of the term expiring Dec. 31, 1968. Prebish, born April 3, 1917 in Ironwood, attended the local public schools and in 1942 h e joined the U.S. Navy, serving for three years in the administrative department in charge of supplies. He was based, in turn, in Hawaii, Guam and Japan. Discharged in December, the end of the week, officials say. Principals involved in Monday's conference were Gen. Earle G. Wheeler chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm U.S. Grant Sharp, Pacific commander, and Gen. William C Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Viet Nam. * * * The Viet Cong, since the major attack on Dong Xoal more than a month ago, has been relatively inactive. The presence of more Ameri can troops in South Viet Nam already has had a sobering ef feet upon the Communists, offi cials believe. Because of the American air offensive, officials say, the Vie Cong is having trouble getting fresh supplies. Even getting Belgium's Coalition Government Approved BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The Belgian parliament recessed until October today after giving final approval to the program of Premier Pierre Harmel's new coalition government. The senate voted 119-43 Tuesday night for the government's program of national union. The lower house voted approval last week. Advertiser Has Busy 1st Hour-Variety Of Items Sell Fast! It cost only $1.00 to sell everything listed in this result-getter in one hour after the paper was published: SMALL REFRIGERATOR— 'Zenithi —S25. Baby cribs — high chair — reasonable. 00 Lawrence,' Mon. treal. Phone 000-0000, Selling your "Don't Wants"' is easy when you list what you have to sell -in the • Daily Qlobe Want - Ads. The cost is small, the action fast. On Th» Ring* And In The Onionagon Country It's Th» Ironwood Daily Globe Want-Ads Get The Quick Action Results tPbone 932-2211 for Miss Ad-Taker 1945, he was employed for 10 I pro duce to market in North Vie years by the Lake Superior Dis- Nam is becoming a problem they say. While the Viet Cong controls 60 per cent of South Viet Nam much of this is wasteland and mountains. More important is the Communist control of abou 35 per cent of the country's people. trict Power Co. as a linem a n. Subsequently, he was employed as electrician by the Ironwood Trailer firm; and later as a lineman in the installation o f the Cable TV complex when it was installed in Ironwood. H e was appointed undersheriff b y the- late Axel E. Tenlen, on April 15, 1960, succeeding Joseph Krause, in that office. Prebish is married to the former Ann Sincich of Bessemer. They have two children, Mary Ann, 17, and William, 15. Appeal Called 'Treasonable' WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Thomas G. Abernethy says a reported appeal to Negroes not to honor draft calls is treasonable and insulting to the President and people. The Mississippi Democrat referred to a report that the Mississippi Fredom Democratic Party, a predominantly Negro organization which is trying to unseat him and four other Mississippi representatives, . had circulated such an appeal. Jackson, Miss., reports said the leaflet urged Negro mothers to keep their sons from honoring the draft and called on Negroes in the armed services to stage hunger strikes. Lawrence Guyat, executive secretary of the Freedom Democrats, said the statement was not an official policy statement of the group. Abernethy protested in telegrams to Johnson and Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey and also spoke in the House. Another Legal Hurdle Cleared LANSING (AP) — The state Public Service Commission to day reported that another lega hurdle has been cleared in the effort to start natural gas flow ing to the Upper Peninsula. Eight utilities, customers o: Northern Natural Gas Co. have been denied their petition for a rehearing of a Federal Power Commission decision to allow the utility to distribute gas to the area. The utility customers, located in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin, claimed that the Upper Peninsula project was not economically feasible at the established rates and would seriously affect them. The utilities still can .file an appeal with the'vsir.S. Court of Appeals. Commission spokesmen, however, said the'denial of their petition for a rehearing is expected to discourage any further legal fight. Natural gas is expected to start entering the Upper Peninsula this fall. Pipelines currently are being laid to service the Marquette area and extensions of the service are planned. Senators Reject Remap Proposal By JOHN CIIADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) — In a 'irst step toward a showdown on j constitutional amendment on egislative reapportionment, the Senate today rejected a proposal of Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y. ,o put "a measure of flexibility" nto the Supreme Court's one- man, one-vote ruling. Javits offered his proposal as substitute for amendment by Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois to overcome the court's 1964 decision that Montreal Girl Victim of Crash failed curve One girl was killed instantly and three other persons were seriously injured in an auto accident that occurred on the Black River Road Tuesday afternoon shortly before 5, Acting Gogebic County Sheriff Chester Prebish has reported. Dead is Miss Bonnie Tilton, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Tilton of Montreal, who was a rear seat passenger in a car driven by Marvin Morrison, 19, of W. Hautanen Road, Ironwood Township, authorities stated. Miss Tilton's death is the third traffic fatality this year in an area comprised of Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties, Mich., and Iron County in Wisconsin. Accord- to the sheriff's department, Morrison to negotiate an upgrade on Black River Road, about three miles south of Black •River Harbor, and the car smashed into a tree near the roadside. The impact caused Miss Tilton to be thrown from the back seat through the windshield and onto the ground, about 20 feet from the vehicle, according to th report. She was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Robert Zielinski. Morrison and two other p a s- sengers in the car, De n n i s Saari, 18, of Erwin Towns h ip, and Miss Roberta Brown, 1 6 of 117 S. Range Road, were seriously injured. The full extent of their injuries is not yet known, according to the attending physician. They are all being treated at Grand View Hospital. Morrison is reported to have sustained a fractured nose anc head lacerations. Saari received a fracture of the right thigh bone, arm and head lacerations and a concussion. Miss Brown is reported to have sustained a fractured pelvis. Because of the injuries, Acting Sheriff Prebish said he had been unable to talk extensively to any of the survivors to find out exactly how the accid e n t happened. The Saari youth was sitting in the front seat and Miss Brown was in the back seat at the time of the mishap, Prebish reported. The car, Prebish added, is a total wreck, the force of the impact causing the front end t o telescope. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident is continuing, Prebish said. Miss Tilton was born at Oshkosh, Wis., on Sept. 18, 1646. The family moved from there to Appleton where she attend e d grade school. They then moved See VICTIM— Page Z both houses of state legislatures must be apportioned on the basis of population. Javits' proposal lost 85-12 on a roll call. Leaders hoped for a vote later in the day on Dirksen's amendment. It has the backing of Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, but Dirksen dscribed the outcome as "very iffy." It would permit geography and political subdivisions as well as population to be taken Into account in apportioning one house of a state legislature, if the people approved in a referendum. Javits' substitute also would have permitted these additional factors to be used so long as any apportionment plan approved by the people bore "a reasonable relationship to the the needs of the state." With a two-thirds majority required for approval, opponents thought they had enough votes .0 defeat Dirksen's measure. But they left the way open to filibuster against it if necessary. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey figured in an exchange over the question whether President Johnson's administration was taking a hand in the reapportionment struggle. Dirksen said he had asked Johnson at a White House conference about 10 days ago why the President was interfering in the reapportionment matter. "The President said he hadn'1 interfered, that he had promised me he wouldn't and that he hadn't," Dirksen told a newsman. "So I asked him whai Humphrey was doing. He said he didn't know anything about i until ne read it in the paper. "I said, 'Well call him up then and give him hell and tell him to stop' " Dirksen said he didn't know i tHe call had been made but tha lately Humphrey hadn't been around the Senate much "and he wasn't in the cloakrooms either " Humphrey was in Miam: Tuesday to speak to the Nation al Urban League. An aide to Humphrey said he knew of no such call from Johnson buc it could have been made without his knowledge. He said Humphrey hadn't been active recently in the reapportionment matter because he believed there were sufficient votes to defeat the Dirksen pro posal. House Group Approves Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — A tail that would boost salaries of 1.8 million federal employes by 4.5 per cent in October was ap proved 20-1 today by the House Civil Service Committee. The bill, providing far more generous raises than recom mended by President Johnson would make possible an even larger increase in October 1966 by closing what the Labor Department describes as the gap between government and private industry salaries. Also included was a provision that would substanially increase the $30,000 salaries of members of Congress starting in the next Congress. The fist-year cost of the bill was estimated at $739 million. Johnson had asked for a flat 3 per cent Increase for federal employes, costing $406 million. DEATH CAR—This is the car in which Miss Bonnie Tilton, 18, of Montreal, was killed in an accident late Tuesday afternoon on the Black River Road, a few miles south of Black River Harbor. The accident occurred when the driver, Marvin Morrison, 19, of W. Hautanen Road, failed to negotiate an upgrade curve and the car struck a tree near the roadside. Miss Tilton, who was a passenger in the back seat, was thrown through the windshield and onto the ground. She was found 20 feet from the car, Gogebic County sheriff's officers reported, and was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Robert Zielinski. Morrison and two other passengers, Dennis Saari, 18, of Erwin Township, and Mjss Roberta Brown, 16, of 117 S. Range Road, are reported in serious condition at Grand View Hospital. (Daily Globe Photo) Planes Make Closest Strike to Red China SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) —| U.S. jet fighter-bombers flew! within 30 miles of Red China today on a bombing mission over North Viet Nam, a U.S. military spokesman said. It was the closest announced strike ever to the Chinese mainland since the United States be- Communist Viet Nam tar- last gan bombing gets in North Feb. 7. Four U.S. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs hit a group of railroad cars about 105 miles northwest of Hanoi near the town of Ba Ho, the spokesman said. He reported all planes returned safely. Pilots said they dropped nine tons of bombs on the targets, damaging 11 box cars. Meanwhile, U.S. B52 bombers made their second raid in three days on the mountainous Do Xa area 250 miles northeast of Saigon, the spokesman announced. The spokesman said "a number" of the Strategic Air Command jets from Guam made the strike or. a suspected Viet Cong base in Quang Tin Province. It was the eighth B52 raid of the Viet Nam conflict to be announced. The Viet Cong trolled the Do shrouded area of jungled mountains in the central highlands. Thirty B52s from Guam hit the area on Monday. On the ground, troops of the 101st Airborne Division came under Viet Cong fire for the first time early today, only six days after about 3,700 of the paratroopers landed at Cam Ranh Bay 180 miles northeast of Saigon A U.S. spokesman said guerrillas harassed men of the division with small arms fire but American casualties were "very light." The paratroopers set up defensive positions around the harbor to provide security for Army engineers constructing a base there. The Viet Cong inflicted "moderate" to "heavy" casualties on has long cpn- Xa, a mist- GOP Committee Suggests Johnson 'Get Rid of G. Mermen Williams WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Congressional Committee suggested today that President Johnson "get rid of" G. Mennen Williams, assistant secretary of state for African affairs. In an editorial in its current newsletter, the committee headed by Rep. Bob Wilson of California said dismissal of Williams would "raise the dipping pres- the demand tige of the United States!added: abroad." "By speedily sending 'Soapy' (Williams) back to Michigan," the editorial concluded, the President would demonstrate that the United States "intends to look after its own interests with no apologies to anyone for what we think is right." i Williams, vacationing at Michigan's Mackinac Island, termed nonsense," and Williams' "half-baked brand iterize Anyone who tried to charac- of liberalism has steadily tarnished the image of, the United States," it added. The editorial said Williams' latest "slip involves his decision to stoop to explaining to the African countries that in naming Arthur J. Goldberg as ambassador to the United Nations, President Johnson is not encouraging an anti-Arab policy." either this as unaware apologizing is of the usual courtesies extended to African ambassadors or is trying to make something out of'nothing." Williams' Washington office issued a statement which said it is .his standard practice to confer with African envoys and discuss with them all important matters, and added: "This was an action I would under similar cir- with a new (U.N.) have taken cumstances an bassador, whether his name was Goldberg or Smith. Williams called in the African ambassadors immediately after the President named Goldberg, government forces in three other scattered actions, a military spokesman said. He gave this report- An estimated battalion o: guerrillas ambushed a regiona force on a road-clearing mission near Tay Ninh, 40 miles north west of Saigon. A relief force dispatched to the scene did no' make contact with the Viet Cong Another Viet Cong group hit the district town of Thoi Binh, in An Xuyen Province 145 miles southv/est of the capital. Six Viet Cong were killed and left behind as the defenders fought off the attack with the help of artillery Twelve civilians were killed and regional force losses were "heavy" in another communist attack against Tarn Binh outpost, 100 miles southwest of the capita). Communications were lost with the outpost but later re-established after the Viet Cong broke contact. Ten Viet Cong were reported killed Communist mortar and small arms attacks on several posts around Saigon were reported during the night, but casualties were described as light. Military authorities announced that the U.S. manpower buildup in Viet Nam had reached approximately 80,000 as of July 29. This included 39,000 Army, 25,300 Marines, 11,200 Air Forcfl. 4,400 Navy and 100 Coast Guard Vietnamese government casualties during the week ending July 31 totaled 815 compared with 8P7 Viet Cong losses for the same period, a military spokesman announced. Plans to Boost Fighting Force Are Disclosed Manpower Increase Of 340,000 Slated By EDWIN B. HAAKINSOtf WASHINGTON (AP) — Th« Johnson administration disclosed plans today to increase the nation's fighting forces by 340,000 and asked for $1.7 billion in additional emergency defense funds. Both steps are primarily toe- cause of the Viet Nam situation. However, the increased manpower does not mean the prospec- ive dispatch of that many additional men to Viet Nam. President Johnson asked Congress for the $1.7 billion "to .Increase our military strength in Viet Nam." Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara outlined the pro- rosed manpiwer buildup in tes- ;imony to a closed Senate Ap- priopriations subcommittee hear- ng. McNamara told the senators that the Communist Viet Cong now hold the initiative in Viet Nam.- He predicted that South Viet Nam, with the aid of additional U.S. fighting forces, will win in the long, hard pull ahead. Both the President and his defense secretary asked blanket authority for spending the new $1.7 - billion emergency funds. McNamara made it clear that much larger detailed requirements will be waiting for the new session of Congress in January. The 340,000 increase in the armed forces proposed by McNamara would lift them to 2,980,000 men by the end of next June 30 Johnson- -listed- the additional $1.7 billion as an "emergency fund, Southeast Asia." Under the request, the money would be made available to the secretary of defense "upon determination by the President that such action is necessary in connection with military ac* tivities in Southeast Asia." Except for the amount, the request was a duplicate of $700- million emergency fund asked by the President on May 7 and rushed through Congress in two days. Even before the forr-^1 .request arrived there were r ndica- tions some senators favor a still . larger total. ~ f "I think the Congress wants to be certain they have enough money," Sen_ Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts, the senior Republican member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, said in an interview, Viet Nam meanwhile occupied official Washington on several other fronts: — Roving Ambassador W. Averell Harriman, who returned last night from a tour of Moscow and some Western European capitals, had an appointment to discuss his impressions with President Johnson and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Harriman said on arrival he, is i quite sure the Soviets want a In the same week, 15 Ameri- peaceful solution but "it's in the cans were killed and four others were missing, or captured, the officials said. During the previous week, 12 Americans were reported killed and three missing or captured. Of the government casualties, which rose from 725 the previous week, 235 were killed, 480 wounded and 100 missing or captured On the Viet Cong side, 760 were claimed killed and 97 others taken prisoner The figures on Viet Cong dead were usually the result of estimates from the air. The spokesman said military activity increased slightly during the week but main force Viet Cong units continued to avoid contact. Heavy air attacks on suspected Viet Cong positions in South Viet Nam continued with pilots who is a Jew, to the United : reporting breaking up Nations. The Arab envoys in the; concentrations in enemy hands of North Viet" The North Vietnamese, he went on, still believe "they can take over South Viet Nam by force." — Gen Maxwell D. Taylor, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to South Viet Nam, had a separate appointment with Johnson. — The Navy, preparing to induct drafted men for the first time in a decade, also was considering the possibility of extending the enlistments of some skilled specialists. — The De|ense Department denied any plan to divert troops from Europe to Viet Nam and said specifically reports of a shift of 7th Army units after the West German elections are not true. Johnson said Tuesday "America wins the wars that she undertakes" and added this country has declared war, not only on domestic problems like igno- 'on group included 2 diplomats representing Morocco", Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. The United Arab -Republic, strikes. Authorities estimated than 200 Communists killed but the figure was not several i ranee and poverty, but also | tyranry and aggression." more < But he also promised to con- were I tinue to work for a peaceful settlement in Viet Nam, adding, though geographically in Africa, | confirmed by body count, is handled at the State Depart-1 In one mission 315 miles north of Saigon, two B57s reportedly ment in Eastern the bureau Affairs and of Near relations with it do not come under Williams as assistant secretary for African affairs. Williams is a long - time personal friend of Goldberg. Their friendship goes back to the time when Williams was governor of Michigan'Tand Goldberg a labor lawyer. struck a large concentration of Viet Cong believed massing for an attack against a nearby outpost. The strike in Quang Ngai Province was credited with preventing the assault. "The outpost looked from the air as if it was in danger of being hit," said Capt. Gale H. Manning, 33, of Columbus, Ohio. "If we do that we'll come home tomorrow." The President spoke on the White House lawn to members of the International Platform Association, a group describing itself as a trade association for lecturers It has about 4.800 members vith headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Johnson remarked that A9 heard criticism of U.S. fir See MANPOWER — Page «.

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