Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 6, 1965 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURES: 24 hr. period to 12 noon: ?A; 68. Previous ->A hr. period: 78: 59. Year ago: High 78; Low 60. Rain, trace. Precipitation, year to date, 19.80. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE FORECASTS — Showers and thundershowers tonight and Saturday. Turning cooler tonight. Lows 58 to 66. Highs Saturday In the 60s. 46th YEAR, NUMBER 220. WIRE NEWS SEHV1CE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1965. TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPY 10 CENTS. President Signs Voting Rights Bill Today Big Drives for . Registration of Negroes Planned Civil Rights Leaders Meet With President WASHINGTON CAP) — Leaders of two civil rights organization? discussed racial problems with President Johnson today and came out of his office talk- Ing about big Negro voter registration drives. The two were James Farmer, director of the Congress of Racial Equality, and John Lewis, chairman of the Student's Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The announced subject of their discussion with Johnson was plans for a civil rights conference to be held in November under White House -sponsorship. Their visit to the White House was a sequel to a two-day stay in the capital by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Confer- nce. * * * King met with Johnson Thursday, then predicted before his departure from Washington Thursday night that his workers, reinforced by the voting rights bill signed into law by Johnson today, will register more than 900.000 Southern Negroes by the end of the month. Farmer, after his own White House conference, had a little bigger figure but a less ambitious time schedule. He said efforts will be made to register a million within the next year. Farmer said the registration campaign will center in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida. Farmer said he is leaving tonight for Shreveport, La., to meet with local Negro leaders and map registration drives. Lewis said he is returning to Americus, Ga., scene of recent bitter racial strife, to register Negroes. « | "We're going all out now to '• double registration of Negroes,"; King said in an exclusive inter-; view. : "Within days," he added, "we'll have 800 workers .in the six states and 34 counties" cov-, ered by the legislation. ! He said passage of the' bill j "won't stop all demonstrations in the South." But, he added, "if i there is serious implementation l of voting rights and correct en- i forcement, demonstrations may j very well decrease. * * * With that decrease however, King said, will be "an increase in Northern demonstrations" as the battle against segregation there continues. King met with President Johnson Thursday on the eve of the President's signing of the historic voting rights measure, which won final congressional approval Wednesday. "The President assured me that they (the federal voting examiners^ would move immediately after signing the bill," King reported. Once in effect, he said, the new bill "will eventually change the political climate of the South." The legislation affects Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and 34 counties in North Carolina, among others. About 900,000 Negroes are registered in those areas. King said the 800 workers are summer employes of his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The operation, called SCOPE is scheduled to end Aug. 28. SCOPE workers have registered about 18,000 Negroes in See DRIVES—Page 10. AFTER VOTING RIGHTS VICTORY—President Johnson, in obvious good humor, is pictured with Senate leaders Mike Mansfield tD-Mont) and Everett M. Dirksen, right, (R-I11), in Washington following passage of voting rights bill. In rear is Sen. Thruston Morton (R-Ky), who also voted for the bill. (AP Wirephoto) More Funds Are Needed for Copper Peak Hill Project July Viet Cong Casualties Are Heaviest of War 3,050 Are Believed To Have Been Killed SAIGON, South Viet Nam AP) — A U.S: military spokesman claimed today that the Viet Cong in July suffered their heaviest casualties for a one- month period of the war and 'may well have lost a division of troops." The Communist lost 3,050 Silled and 500 taken prisoner, he spokesman said, compared with 2,750 casualties in June. Vietnamese government casual- .ies for the month were put at 3,150, including 1,335 killed in ac,ion. While military casualties were under discussion here, a crip- Died U.S. B57 Canberra jet bomber crashed on a main street of Nha Trang, a seaside city 200 miles northeast of Saigon, and claimed a heavy toll amid fire and explosions. Want-Ad to Buy Used Piano Plays Correct Tune-Get Five Calls Another r e s u 11 - getting Daily Globe Wan I-Ad that had the advertiser com- v meriting: "Very pleased": GOOD USED PIANO luprighll — \vanted im mediately Phone 000-OOUO Problems Are Aired At Meeting Thursday Financial obstacles threate n - ing the future of the proposed Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill were a'red at a meeting of business and professional persons, together with county and some city officials from the Gogebic Range, held at the Big Powderhorn Mountain S u p p er Club Thursday evening. The meeting was called at the behest of William L. Johnson, president of the Upper Michigan Broadcasting Corporation, and officials of the Copper Peak Ski Project to "let the people know" the financial situation the p ro- ject must overcome if it is to become a reality and w h at every citizen on the range can do to help. Of primary importance Johnson stated In his opening remarks, is to put across to the people of this area the economic "must" of seeing the prb- ject completed. This project is so vital, so area encompassing and so necessary to the future of this range economically that it must go through, he said. It is necessary, he continued, to raise $46,000 locally toward the payment of this project. Of that amount, approximately $15,000 has been raised and up to now the response from business and professional people, t o - gether with the general public, has not been good, he noted. Persons and business f i r ms that had been counted on t o make reasonably large financial contributions were among those that paid the least attention to the call for support, Johnson said. Some of them did not even acknowledge the | request for a contribution, h e | pointer! out. If the ones that are i able to make substantial contributions to this cause do not. what can be expected from those who only have limited funds with which to help? he asked. The completion of Copper Peak Ski Hill would have a n economic potential of such magnitude that it would either directly or indirectly affect every citizen living in this area and for many miles beyond, Johnson exclaimed. There is absolutely no one in this area who would not benefit from it, he emphasized. If inc\ when it is completed, and Johnson emphasized that it must be, it would be the only ski flying hill on the entire North American continent at the present time. The only other hills that would come close to approaching it are located in Central Europe, it was pointed out. Various means, some old and some new, were brought up at the meeting as to how to cope with the problem of fund raising. Before he hinished speaking, Johnson turned to Earl Minklri, chairman of the Go- Hiroshima Is Observing 20th Anniversary of City's Bombing By RENE-GEORGES INAGAKI HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Agitators from outside were pushed into the background today a? Hiroshima marked the 20th anniversary of the city's atomic bombing. The prosperous, reconstructed' city of 520,000 came to a standstill for one minute at 8:15 a.m. to mark the moment a U.S. Air Force B29 on Aug. 6, 1945, dropped- the world's first nuclear bomb on human ' beings. Sirens, gongs and church bells went off. More than 30,000 persons attended a service at Peace Memorial Park. Typhoon Jean's rains held off until after the ceremony. . The ceremony had none of the political trappings of two ban- the-bomb conferences now meeting here and attended mostly by people from other cities. One is the Communist- organized llth World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. The other is sponsored by Japanese Socialists. * * * The city government placed the park off limits to antinuclear groups in 1963 when the Communist Chinese and the Soviets msulted each other in front of the memorial to the victims of the bombing. Marines, Allies Launch Offensive "The people of Hiroshima fee that something alien was injected by the rallies of outsiders.' Mayor Shinzo Hamai told a newsman, "They don't want Hiroshima to be made their battleground When we started the peace movement, it was on a higher, teyel." As the crowd at the park stood silent, the mayor addec another 469 names to the roll of bomb's identified victims. He placed the new names in a con crete receptacle under the sad die-shaped cenotaph in the park The eternal flame burned be hind it. The names include 69 who died in the last 12 months a Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Hos pital cf illnesses believed con nected with .radiation from the bomb. * * * The other names were of per sons whose death 20 years ago only recently were linked to the blast. The roll at the cenotaph now totals 61,443 identified victims The Japanese estimate 200.00C persons died in the explosion o the 20-kiloton bomb, but Ameri can officials say there were around 80,000. Hundreds lined up before th< cenotaph to pay their respect, as the rains started. The full impact of the typhooi bypassed Hiroshima as i moved slowly out to the Japa; Sea. A few trees were uprooted but there was no significan damage to the rebuilt city. The Hiroshima bomb, a pig When you wish to purchase a used item, tell folks about the item you are searching f° r m a Daily Globe Want-Ad. You will be pleased with the results. On The Rang* And In Th« Ontonagon Country It's Th« Iron wood Daily Globe Want-Ads Gel T.he Quick Action Remits i. Phon* 932-2211 for - Mji§ Ad-Takw By JOHN T. WHEELER TRA SON, Viet Nam (AP)— U.S. Marines and Vietnamese troops launched a second offensive today aimed at destroying elusive Viet Cong units near Quang Ngai that have smashed government outposts and wiped out two battalions. The Americans found their worst enemy of the clay was the blistering sun. Temperatures soared past 130 degrees and about 40 Marines were heat casualties. The Communists again eluded the allied regiment-size force, which was poured into the area 60 miles south of Da Nang. There were no known Viet Cong casualties due to Marine action. Vietnamese results were not immediately available. One peasant girl was killed U.S. Air Raids Are Far From Achieving Goals By PETER ARNETT SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — The U.S. air strikes against North Viet Nam are still far from achieving their aims after six months of virtual round-the-clock action, according to the best available assessments. "We'll need to drop a lot more bombs, and we'll have to lose increasing numbers of aircraft to get anywhere," one highly qualified source said. U.S. Air Force and Navy planes have dropped an esti- Ford Not Likely To See Johnson By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford wants to get together with President Johnson to discuss charges made by the chief executive against an unnamed GOP A U.S. spokesman said 12 Vi- congressional leader. But the itnamese civilians were killed i Wnite House says there are no mated 10,000 tons of bombs on North Viet Namese targets. About 50 U.S. aircraft have been lost. The continuous strikes began Feb 7. U.S. planes first began hammering Communist installations with two goals in mind. One was to cut the supply lines to Viet Cong troops in South Viet Nam. This included bombing of supply lines in eastern Laos with the permission of the Laotian government. The second goal was to force the North Vietnamese regime to the conference table. Qualified sources doubt that Viet Cong supply lines have been hurt badly. "We have smashed their bridges, clogged their roads and sunk their barges, but none of us seriously believe that the supply effort has been hurt," a U.S. officer said. "They have proved very resourceful. and 4 Americans and 63 Vietnamese were injured and additional dead were believed to be in the debris. Four bombs the Canberra carried exploded, the spokesman said, and demolition experts hunted a dozen others. The jet's two-man crew had set an automatic pilot course to plans for such a meeting. The Michigan Republican had dispatched a letter to Johnson Thursday asking for "a conference with you to determine on what basis you were erroneously informed as to my views." He referred to Johnson's statement last Sunday that a prominent Republican in Con- the South China Sea and para-|g ress - wh ° sat in on White chuted safely after the plane I House strategy talks on the Viet was hit by ground fire, officials I Nam war . had violated said. But the plane veered! President's confidence around to Nha Trang, apparent-leaked information that ly because of damage to one engine. In the summary of July casualties, no figures were given on American losses. No American casualty figures were given. The spokesman said total Viet Cong losses in July may have been as high as 14,000, including defectors and wounded figures on a basis of two guerrillas wounded for each one killed. It generally is admitted, however, that estimates based on such ratios are highly speculative. Defectors from the Viet Cong during the month totaled 4,130, the spokesman said, including 775 government troops who had previously gone over to the Viet Cong. The spokesman said that the Viet Cong kill figure was con- firmd by body count. He said enemy casualties from air strikes were included but that they, too, were confirmed by body counts on the ground, either the by the Vietnamese or by Americans. Vietnamese body counts often run higher than those by U.S. personnel. The Viet Cong losses were an indication that the government is "carrying the fighting to the Viet Cong a little better," the spokesman said. He attributed the heavy Communist losses to a sharp increase in the number of small actions during the month in which contact was made with Viet Cong. superbombs, exploded 1,800 feet above the ground. It produced a fireball 195 feet in diameter with a searing temperature of 300,000 degrees centigrade. Within a radius of nearly a mile, destruction was total. It was 60 per cent within 3 miles. Sixty-six thousand buildings were destroyed by fire. Another 6,820 houses collapsed. guerrillas in scattered fighting Thursday and today, the spokesman reported. In the heaviest action, he said 67 Communists were killed in a sharp clash Thursday at a special forces camp at Due Co, in Pleiku Province 215 miles northeast of Saigon. Vietnamese losses were de- See CASUALTIES — Page 10. the and was mali- * * Supplies still come through Laos down the Ho Chi Minh Trail and we can do nothing about it short of bombing acres of jungle. And the come in along the Viet Cong coast and through Cambodia almost unmolested." There is also no sign that the goal of bringing the Communists to the conference table is any closer to achievement. The Communists have spurned U.S. offers of negotiation and overtures U.N. Thant. from other nations and Secretary-General U "untrue and perhaps cious." The White House has refused to identify Johnson's target, but newsmen have said he was talking about Ford. Shortly after Ford's letter reached the White House, Bill D. Moyers, Press Secretary, insisted that Johnson's charge was accurate. Moyers said he had nothing to add or subtract "from the accurate response the President gave" to a question put to him at a news conference last Sunday at his Texas ranch. As to Ford's request for a private conference, Moyers said: "I know of no plans for the President to see congressman Ford." To this, Ford replied that he would not comment until he gets an answer directly from Johnson. "I wrote the President," he said. The alleged leak referred to by Johnson was a story that a memo from Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana had persuaded him not to call reservists to active duty as part of the current military buildup in Viet Nam. Ford, who attended White House briefings on Viet Nam, later had a luncheon with newsmen. Johnson was reported to The aii strikes have wreaked destruction upon North Vietnamese installations. In recent weeks U.S. Air Force planes have been hitting targets in the mountains northwest of Hanoi. Some sorties have been made to the north of the North Vietnamese capital. Observers get the impression that J..° strategy is to close in on Hanoi gradually. The closest air strikes to the capital have been 35 miles away. By announced estimates 2,700 buildings have been damaged or destroyed in North Viet Nam by Orders Filing of Suit Challenging State Poll Tax Mississippi Case To Be Filed Aug. 7 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson went to the Capitol to sign the monumental voting rights bill today and said that with this action "we srike away the last major shackles of those fierce and ancient bonds" of the Negroes. And Johnson announcd that at 1 p.m. Saturday at his direction, Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach will file suit challenging the constitutionality of the Mis-, sissippi poll tax. "This," he said, "will begin the legal process which, I confidently believe, will very soon prohibit any state from requiring the payment of money in order to vote." Additional poll tax suits will be filed in Texas, Alabama and Virginia Tuesday, the President said. By Saturday, he said, the Justice Department will have certified officially places where discrimination exists. * * * And, he said, he has asked the deparmtne to designate by Monday morning many counties where past experience clearly shows federal action will be necessary to assure Negroes of registration as voters. Johnson predicted that by Tuesday registration of eligible men and women will be under way in 10 to 15 counties by trained federal examiners. Johnson chose for the ceremony the President's Room, just off the Senate chamber, where Lincoln on Aug. 6, 1861, signed into law a bill the White House said freed slaves employed by Confederates in waging the Civil War. The President's signature will set in motion enforcement machinery already poised to guarantee Negro voting rights in U.S. strikes, sometimes assisted i broad areas of the South. by South Vietnamese propeller planes. About 500 bridges have been destroyed or damaged. Highly qualified sources believe the price in U.S. aircraft and pilots will be much higher if they try to destroy airfields and missile emplacements in the Hanoi area. * * * Three U.S. planes were shot down in an attack on two Soviet- built surface-to-air missile sites north of Hanoi. Five known missile sites around Hanoi are well protected. "We would take pretty heavy casualties in getting these out of the way," a source said. There are many indications that the Communists have concentrated their" antiaircraft arsenal around Hanoi and in the industrial region to the north. feel that the House GOP leader The Communists may have Mrtrt j-Ji p**-»i i c*r*f\rt HiTnmi-Ti *ils4? n Tri^i ! « •* • •» » — moved weaponry from the de- Ghana Minister Arrives in Washington on Peace Mission WASHINGTON (AP) — For-; Rusk at a State Department eign Minister Alex Quaison- luncheon. Sackey of Ghana arrived in! Reports from Accra said that Washington on what he de- i promptly after the return scribed as a peace mission with j Thursday of a Ghanian emis-, ., . ..... , ..- , a special message on Viet Nam! sary who had met with North !f aidhe had dellvered the letter from President Kwame Nkru-j Vietnamese chief Ho Chi Minh' to . the offlce of Lawrence O'- had discussed Mansfield's Viet Nam views at this luncheon. But Ford said Tuesday he had a suspicion that the information which disturbed Johnson "was leaked from the White House." And Newsweek correspondent Samuel Shaffer, who attended the luncheon, wrote Ford: "You said nothing — I repeat nothing — to the effect that Sen. Mansfield argued against calling up the reserves or that this had any influence on the President's decision." Shaffer's unsolicited letter was released Thursday by stroyed area south of Vinh up to Hanoi. The mining areas north of Hanoi and some industrial sites are known to be well protected. U.S. military officials are pleased with the performance of Navy and Air Force aircraft. They consider losses comparatively low and say that more pilots have been rescued than have not. The small Communist air force has proved to be hardly a . . , threat. Ford - | North Vietnamese personnel The dispute took on an added j losses in the air strikes are not note when Moyers, announcing; compiled receipt of Ford's letter, noted rather pointedly that it had arrived at the President's office at 2:45 p.m. — after Ford had discussed its contents with newsmen. But the Michigan Republican Passes Full Duration Test HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A ground test version of the world's largest known space It marks Johnson's third trip up Capitol Hill to deal with the voting rights question. The first came 4»/ 2 months ago, with Negro voting demonstrations raging in Selma and pickets parading at the White House. Before a joint session of Congress, Johnson declared: "Every American must have an equal right to vote. There must be no delay, no hesitation, no compromise with our purpose." * * * The second came Wednesday night after the Senate gave final congressional approval to the measure. Johnson went then to personally congratulate its leaders. He said the bill brings into sight "the day when every American can enter a polling booth without fear or hindrance." Lincoln took his Cabinet with him when he went to the President's Room to sign a packet of bills. Johnson called his Cabinet together to witness his address on voting rights in the Capitol Rotunda, and the signing ceremony. Both events are to b« broadcast and televised. Congressional leaders of both parties were to escort Johnson across the Capitol, from the office of House Speaker John W. McCormack to the rotunda. * * * The bill will suspend state literacy tests and authorize federal registration of voters in wide areas of the South. And it orders Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach to go swiftly to court to challenge the constitutionality of poll taxes still required of state and local election voters In Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia. Katzenbach and John W. andaTaTwlwoun™d%S ^^ co ^ ressional rocket booster WsT/aS Katzenbach and Joh " , W ' ? h "f L n r^ftn W ™ dadL ± B .; But Quaison-Sackey was close S his foreign minister, Alex Quai-' ^n before 2 p.m., and that; its first ^duration test P fS Macy - Civil Service Commission the air strikes to secure a land- that brought in the Marines. Viet Cong had been in the area only a few hours before. Although the operation was But Quaison-Sackey was close S his foreign minister, Alex Quai- .. mouthed about his mission say-| son-Sackey, with a special mes-. i_ wasT at least 2 j 20 or 2^be- repeatedly that "I am here j sage from Nkrumah to Johnson. """ " only as a messenger." He said he "wouldn't now" whether there was Quaison-Sackey, president of say ' the U.N. General Assembly, any was due in New York today. fore about the letter at the news conference." full duration tP«t firiner • JVUU: *' U1VU >=eivu;c uuuumooiuu J in fnrPviL^^ 11 ™?, chairman, told Johnson Thurs- gebic Range Ski Club's Copper i auncne d in response to intclli- si S n tnat North Viet Nam is U.S. sources said they expected Peak Committee, and presented j gence information fixing a Com- willing to negotiate a peaceful Johnson would receive him in him with a personal check o f ' ••~" 1 ' ~" "-- •— $500 toward the total amount. Johnson appealed for all business places and individuals to back the project financially and give it their 100 per cent support. So that everyone can and would contribute to the project, it was suggested at the meeting that each employer in the area bring up the subject to their munist battalion near this lage, a major reason for vil- i the settlement of the war. ' Washington. He said, however, that he be, While the specifics of Nkru, plan' apparently was to again . licves that the Nkrumah mes- mah's message were not availa- Senate Labor seek to smooth out joint U.S.-i sa S e to Johnson hould "s ad ble here in advance, informed proved 12-1 to Bill Extending LBJ Program Is Okayed WASHINGTON lAP) — The Committee ap- Thursday in a preview of Amer-! day the government is ready to oTthe l moon attemPt t0 PUt "*" ! Demerit ^ bill' in'mSy For two and a half minutes - ; once il is slgnecl the exact time required to send' If a11 tne machinery is set in U.S. astronauts toward their' motion todav ' Macv said> feder ' lunar goal — the booster's five ! al voting examiners could be on monstrous engines roared with- '< dutv registering Negroes in out a hHch, spewing out a colorful tongue of flame and smoke. Vietnamese operations. For the first time in three vance peace." Quaison-Sackey was to such operations, the American ! with Secretary of State Dean over negotiations usk at a State Department Vietmamese war. He said, however, that he be-, Johnson has offered and Vitnamese command centers were Iqcated in the same tent. But witnesses said there appeared to be a good deal of sources doubted it would lead to bill extending President John- to meet a breakthrough in the impasse son's antipoverty. program for a end the' second year. The authorization measure as enter i cleared by the committee con- today a $1.65-billioni Some 1,200 instruments to employes, and ask if they would j confusion and that neither side j vance peace." be willing to contribute $1 a, was accepting any authority of! Quaison-Sackey was to See—PROBLEMS—Page 10 (the other. *" j with Secretary of State lieves that the Nkrumah mes- 1 into unconditional discussions tains $150 million more than the sage to Johnson "should ad- ! with any government. Hanoi has President asked but $400 million put forward a four-point propos- , less than the House approved in meet al including withdrawal of U.S.! passing Dean 1 See MINISTER—Page 10 ] month. the legislation last recorded the performance of the booster, which was held like a trapper! animal inside a $37-million 25-story test stand of concrete and steel. For scientists at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, it was the initial look at what this first stage of the Saturn V rocket can do. some Southern counties Monday morning. Already, Katzenbach and Macy advised Johnson in a written report, 75 civil service em- ployes are being trained to serve as voting examiners. Katzenbach will order examiners sent to a county covered by the bill if he decides it is necessary or if he gets 20 valid complaints of racial discrimina^ tion in voting. (k

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