Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on August 7, 1969 · 1
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Thursday, August 7, 1969
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'mfftm, i p y T P T T T T ' ' The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors" HOME EDITION (10e Copy) Two Section Section One MASON CITY, IOWA, 50401, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1969 Associated Press Full Leased Wires VOL. 10? NO. 15S Militant blacks in Des Moines are 'cooling if Viet Cong blast hospital, school SAIGON (AP) - The Viet Cong staged two sensational attacks Thursday, penetrating the supposedly secure U.S. base at Cam Ranh bay, hurling bombs and firing rifles at hospital patients, and setting off a bomb in front of an American-run language school in Saigon. Casualties were heavy in both. The U.S. Command said two BULLETIN lax reform passes WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed Thursday a massive tax bill promising ultimately tax cuts of at least S per cent for all but the upper income brackets. The bill now goes to the Senate, where its key provisions are certain to be fought over for weeks. The bill would also extend the income surtax at 5 per cent for the first six months of 1970. Inside the Globe Editorial Clear Lake 7 Society 8-9 Sports 12-13 Comics 18 Markets 19 Classified ads 20-21 Mason City 22 Fair holds There has been plenty of fender-bending and front-end smashing going on all summer at the North Iowa Fair Speedway but it has been of the accidental nature at the Sunday night stock car races. Thursday night, such fender-bending and front-end smashing will take place on a grand scale all on purpose. The occasion is the popular Demolition Derby in- front of the grandstand beginning at 8 p m. More than 30 cars are expected to participate in this civilized form of auto destruction. There will be heats from which survivors both cars and men will advance to the finals. When it's all done, there should be only one car left running on the speedway track, and it should be somewhat the worse for the wear. The North Iowa Fair will go Western in a big way Friday. An ail-Country and Western musical show will be the featured attraction in front Americans were killed and 57 wounded as the Viet Cong rampaged through a block-long Army convalescent hospital in Cam Ranh Bay, 195 miles northeast of Saigon. All except four of the wounded were patients. The four were members of the hospital staff. The Viet Cong did not lose a man. Military spokesmen said Viet Cong terrorists set off a 60-pound bomb in front of the language school in Saigon, killing eight Vietnamese and wounding 62, including 23 U.S. Air Force men. Three of the Americans were hospitalized. The dead were five civilians and three soldiers. Of the wounded, 30 were Vietnamese soldiers, six were Vietnamese civilians and three were Thai soldiers. Damage to buildings was heavy in both attacks. Associated Press Writer Rick Merron reported from Cam Ranh Bay that more than a dozen buildings were destroyed or damaged, including several wards, two officers barracks and the chapel. In Saigon, a spokesman said the school was 30 per cent destroyed and 14 other buildings were heavily damaged or destroyed. It was the first serious terrorist attack in Saigon since June 25, when a bomb wrecked a government postal substation. The spokesman reported the escaping terrorists planted booby traps wrapped in pink paper and at least one other bomb in the neighborhood but all failed to explode. Cam Ranh Bay was considered the most secure of all U.S. bases in Vietnam, and the attack caught the Americans by surprise. There were 732 patients in the hospital, most of them recovering from illnesses rather than battle wounds. First reports said 99 Americans were wounded and 10 others were missing. Later the wounded toll was reduced, and a U.S. Command spokesman said he had no reports of any missing. The U.S. Command said it was the first time the hospital had been attacked. Demolition Derby of the grandstand Friday night as the fair enters the last half of its six-day run. George Hamilton IV, Jean Shephard and Red Blanchard will highlight the musical extravaganza in front of the grandstand starting at 8 p.m. Hamilton and Miss Shephard are popular recording stars. Blanchard, a former Mason City radio station operator, is one of the most famous masters of ceremonies in the Midwest. Friday also will hold special significance for the kids and those married 50 years or more at the fair. It will be the second and last Kids Day at the 1969 fair with reduced rates on midway rides from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also, all couples who have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary will be the guests of the fair management for the day. They will be admitted to the grounds free and will be the fair's guests at an afternoon grandstand program of go-kart racing. Also scheduled to appear on the afternoon grandstand show are Lipko's Comedy Chimps, a comedy act that has appeared in movies and on television from coast to coast. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -Militant young blacks have "cooled it" in this Corn Belt city this summer, top police officials say, and they attribute the easy atmosphere in part to "older, more stable elements in the black community." "We were scared this spring." said the chief of the intelligence division of the Des Moines Police Department, S g t. Albert Gladson. He pointed to the bombing of Soul Village, a recreation center in a heavily Negro section of Des Moines, and the dynamiting of the local Black Panther headquarters. 8 Members of their farm Minn., Wednesday evening. WASHINGTON (APi - President Nixon's Safeguard antibal-listic missile ABM defense system won a third Senate test Thursday. Its backers defeated. 70 to 27,' an effort to bar deployment of the system's missiles while permitting installation of its radars and computers. The vote, coming on top of two dramatic votes Wednesday, scaled the verdict for the current round on the ABM and opened the way for the Senate to proceed to other parts of the $20 billion military procurement authorization bill. Rejected was an amendment by Sen. Thomas J. Mclntyre, ABM But since April, Gladson said, there have been "no serious confrontations between the police and the Panthers" or other radical groups. "I would attribute this to a shakeup in the Panther leadership and the influence of the older more stable elements in the Negro community who are tired of seeing their neighborhood used for a battleground," he said. Property damage, minor injuries and several arrests occurred in April after police broke up a rally of the Black Panthers at a city park. Late in the month, the old frame house Surveying the Walter Lund family inspect damage after a twister struck near Floodwood, Lund was milking cows in wins third round test D-N.H., put forth as an effort to compromise the Senate's basic ABM split but scorned by both sides during the long debate. Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, a strong ABM backer, said approval of the Mclntyre proposal "would cast a cloud of ambiguity over the entire Safeguard development." Mclntyre drew the support of Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., who said "If we can't eliminate the authorization to begin deployment ... the next best thing we can do is to narrow that authority." Sen. J. W. Fufbright. D-Ark., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and a strong critic of Safeguard, said of the administration: "They're deploying already." Another opponent. Sen. Clifford P. Case, R-N.J., said "I seriously doubt that Safeguard will ever be deployed. And Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky.. one of the leaders of the anti-Safeguard forces, said he doubts the Pentagon expects to be able to deploy Safeguard soon. Cooper told reporters the Pentagon plans to spend $120 million this year on advanced anti-ballistic missile ABM research, beyond Safeguard, al N. THURSDAY 8 p.m. Demolition derby in front of grandstand. 10 p.m. Simru Duo on midway. FRIDAY Fun town Shows on the Midway All persons having celebrated their golden headquartering the Panthers was dynamited by persons unknown and the Panthers accusing the police of the bombing openly brandished firearms at investigating officers. But, Sgt. Gladson said, the potential for a summer of racial violence did not take. "We haven't taken any large firearms caches from the Panthers. And the only shooting incident in the area can't be pinned on them or anybody right now," he said. The shooting occurred in mid-July when police said a small group of young Negroes spent the damage his ing barn when the outbuildinj several cattle. At least scores injured by twisters though the sum is not mentioned in the report on the legislation currently before the Senate. The decisive ABM votes, after months of controversy and weeks of debate, came Wednesday on two somewhat similar amendments aimed at barring deployment of the Safeguard system but continuing ABM research. Neither would have eliminated any of the $759.1 million earmarked for the ABM in the $20 billion military procurement authorization bill. The first, offered by Sen. Margaret Chase Smith. R-Maine. failed on a 50-50 tie. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew cast a 51st but unnecessary negative vote. Mrs. Smith's proposal was to bar any further spending except fur components such as radars and computers. Then the Senate voted 51-49 against the amendment by Sens. Cooper and Philip A. Hart. D-Mich., who have led the yearlong fight against ABM. Their proposal would have limited the Safeguard program to research and development with no deployment or site acquisition. Sens. Clinton P. Anderson. D-N.M., and John J. Williams. R-Del., ended their silence on the Iowa Fair schedule an evening throwing bricks at passing white motorists. No one was hurt, and the shooter was never found, Gladson said. He added there have been very few such nights, and observation at University Avenue in the near north side indicates that white motorists are quite casual about driving through the Negro neighborhood. Police Chief Wendell Nichols joined Gladson in praising the half-dozen young policemen assigned to walking night patrol in the area. "They're doing a hell of a good job... and seem to have won the respect of many of the 2 -AP PhotofAx collapsed around him, kill- 12 persons were killed and in Northern Minnesota. ABM to join the administration in opposing the amendments. A White House spokesman said after the voting that President Nixon "is very pleased, of course."' But he said no statement would be issued. The Senate is the big test for the ABM program, since the House is considered to have a substantial majority favoring Safeguard. Cooper and Hart, who said they would renew their battle later this year on the defense appropriations bill, conceded their chances would diminish after Wednesday's votes. "Wednesday was the chief decision,'' Cooper said later. "I think we will have trouble from here." Some ABM foes, meanwhile, expressed the hope that the debate would mark the start of a new effort to scrutinize the government's military spending. "This new determination marks a victory for our system of government that may well be remembered long after the ABM debate is forgotten,"' said Sen. Charles Percy, R-I'l. Before the voting. ABM proponents cjaimed they would defeat the Cooper-Hart amendment 51 to 49 as thev did. wedding anniversary will be guests of the fair management. 1 p.m. Beginning of open class beef judging. County market lamb judging. 2 p.m. Go-kart races and Lipko's comedy chimps in front of grandstand. 5 p m. Simru Duo on midway. citizens in the area," Gladson said. Said Nichols, "We're still pigs to them (young militants), but they like us better, now." Panther spokesmen have been difficult to reach since two of their top leaders were jailed recently. Deputy Minister of Defense Mike Harris was sent to the Men's Reformatory at Ana-mosa in June after his parole on an armed robbery charge was revoked. The top local Panther, Deputy Minister of Defense Charles Knox, was released from jail last, week after being sen (8 Twisters claw north Minnesota OUTING. Minn. (AP) - Tornadoes that clawed through farms, forests and lakeside resorts of northern Minnesota left at least 12 dead and search crews hunted Thursday lor other victims. Four or more of the victims were at a retreat operated by a church group from Minneapolis. It was believed the toll would rise when workers uncovered Clues point to possible life on Mars PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -Discovery of clues indicating there might be minute forms of life near the edge of Mars' south polar cap was reported Thursday by a scientist. Dr. George C. Pimentel, University of California chemist, said instruments on Mariner 7 had detected evidence of methane and ammonia two of the essential elements of life as the space craft flew near the planet Monday. "If these elements really exist," he told a news conference, "we can't escape the fact that they might be of biological origin." This was the first report of organic substances from the passes of Mariner 6 and 7. Contrary to findings by other experimenters, who said the south polar cap appeared to be solid carbon dioxide, Pimentel said his instruments showed the cap was made of water ice with a cloud of frozen particles above it. He said this cloud would protect any micro-organisms in the polar cap area from deadly solar radiation. j3 MINNESOTA Maorhod Motley N.D. St.Co.o W.iiTior i S.D. tok 8non mm Tornado area Map locates towns in Minnesota's northern lake country where a series of violent tornadoes left at least 12 persons dead Wednesday. Underlines locate Outinj, and Other towns in the heart of the damaged areas. tenced to 60 days on a misdemeanor charge. Nichols said he wasn't positive who the current leaders of the Panthers were. And some self-professed Panthers contacted Wednesday declined to say if Harris and Knox had been replaced. One Panther, who did not wish to be identified, said the freedom from racial tension in Des Moines did not result from a conscious design of the party. "If we get an issue, we'll burn," he said. "And that's so much - about us liking the pigs. Pigs are pigs." (SO more debris. Several fishermen also were unaccounted for after the series of twisters swept down about dinner time Wednesday evening. Hundreds of persons were injured and 43 remained hospitalized today. About eight tornadoes swirled onto some of the state's most popular resort retreats, from Brainerd to the Duluth area, a stretch of 100 miles. One of the worst-hit spots was this resort community, a town of 300 that triples in size each summer as vacationers flock to lakes. One twister shredded homes and summer cottages on Roosevelt Lake, just outside Outing. "It's a mess, it's plain leveled." said a sheriff's deputy who surveyed the lakeside area. Civil Air Patrol Maj. Al Si-monsen got an aerial view and described the splintered wreckage as "a mile and a half wide in some places." "It was a bad one." related Simonsen, who said he'd formerly lived at Sioux City, Iowa, and hadn't seen as bad a storm in that area known locally as "tornado alley." Two of those killed were The Rev. and Mrs. Arthur S. Olson, Richfield. Minn., lifelong Lutheran missionaries who had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary four years ago. Pastor Olson was China branch director for the Lutheran World Federation before retiring in 1963. Their daughter, Mrs. Harold Carlson. Bloomington, Minn , also was killed when the storm hi! the church camp at Roosevelt Lake. George Zier, 43-year-old owner of a lake resort devastated north of Outing, said there were 50 persons in 10 of his cabins. Two of the occupants were killed. Vpptr 8uM Nibbing Grand Rspisi uuring C'Otby MINNEAPOLIS L 0 50 MUS i

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