Carroll Daily Times Herald VOL. 98—No. 260 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa 51401, Saturday, November 4, 1967—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening fol 50 Cents Per Week Slngl* Copy Bears Up Well, Awakening Swift— ope s Su rgerv Successful VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Paul VI underwent surgery today for removal of his prostate gland and his doctors said "the holy father bore the operation very well and his awakening was swift." Their announcement, issued by the Pope's deputy secretary of state, the Rt. Rev. Giovanni Benelli, said the surgery began at 8 a.m. and was '"rapidly brought to a happy end." The statement came 5 hours ' and 20 minutes after the doctors arrived just before dawn to perform the first major surgery on a Roman Catholic pontiff since Pius II had an operation in 1503 for an unknown leg ailment. The 70-year-old Pope had been suffering recurrent fever and urinary infection, caused by an enlarged prostate, for the past two months. The pontiff's swift emergence from the anesthetic was > just what his doctors had counted on. As soon as he awoke, he was wheeled 90 feet down the hall to his apartment and returned to bed. The operation lasted about 45 minutes and there were no complications, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said. It said before the anesthesia was administered, the pontiff told the doctors in Latin: "Pro- cedamus in nomine Domini"—proceed in the name of the Lord. The bells of St. Peter's in Vatican City and in the 500 churches of Rome were stilled to help provide maximum silence for the Pope as he slept under a sedative before the operation. News of the success leaked out two hours ahead of the official medical bulletin when Vati- can press service chief, Raimondi Manzini, told newsmen he had received a telephone call from the Pope's apartment that "the operation is finished and went very well." Pope Paul had news blackout on imposed a the opera- Carl Koepke Dies After Long Illness Carl E. Koepke, 79, of Westside died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll after a long illness. Rites will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the ID a h n - Wood| house Funeral Home at Carroll, with interment in the Westside Cemetery. The Rev. Harold Kieck, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran . *it be ft* gty thai of tr,g. troops ' i . "fc> J*. MV • Church, will officiate. Friends Carl starting at noon Sunday. Mr. Koepke, an extensive property owner and world traveler, was a retired accountant, formerly with the Internal Revenue Service. He was bom July 11, 1888, at Waterloo, a son of Fredrick J. and Mary C. Proescholdt. The greater part of his life was spent in the Westside and Carroll communities. He came to this area from Waterloo. His marriage to Maude Patterson took place at Westside in 1930. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Carroll. A veteran of World War I, he also was a member of the American Legion. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Helene Ludlow of Waterloo, and 15 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife in May, 1967; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Zopf, Mrs. Louise Bertram and Alma Koepke; and four brothers, Hermann C., Lorenz G., Ernest W. and Herbert E. Koepke.' —NBA Telephoto Viet Issue on Ballot— On the ballot in San Francisco is the first direct test of voter sentiment on the Vietnam war. The question, proposed by a 22,000-signature petition, was ordered on the ballot for the Nov. 7 election by the state supreme court. Iowa Plant Works on Nuclear Weapons (The following article was written by Dan Bled, associate editor of the Burlington Hawk- Eye. From 1949 through 1955 Bled was employed on "Line 1" at the Iowa Army Ammunition plant at Mlddletown, which is as safety inspector.) Jl.Ut.llb uir J.TJ.IUU i.oi»u mit «»»»*>*• in ocated just outside Burlington, is a production operator and Snow Flurries Are Predicted By The Associated Press Snow flurries were expected in Iowa late Saturday after a night that saw temperatures dip below the 20s in some areas. The Weather Bureau said the mercury should climb a bit Saturday night, with lows in the 20s. Continued cold weather under partly cloudy skies was predicted for Sunday. Recruiter for Dow Cancels Trip to ILL IOWA CITY (AP) — Demonr strators who poured their own blood on the steps of the University of Iowa Memorial Union to make persons seeking interviews with JMarine Corps recruiters "walk through human to get there, vowed (Distributed by Iowa Daily Press Association) MIDDLETOWN — The Atomic Energy Commission has operated a sizable nuclear weapons facility years. Some of the blood" further week. demonstrations next But a university spokesman said the Dow Chemical Co. of Midland, Mich., had decided to cancel the visit of its recruiter to the campus. The appearance of the Dow firm's representative was to have been the center of the new demonstrations scheduled for Monday. The high Protestors emotional atmos- . . . See Page 5 Perry Legislator Calls 'Pot 9 Penalty too Harsh DES MOINES (AP) — State Sen. Alan Shirley, D-Perry, says Iowa's penalty for possession of marijuana is too harsh. He wants to change it. Shirley, a lawyer, was chairman of the Senate Safety and Law Enforcement Committee which cleared measures on crimes and penalties in the 1967 legislature. The young Democrat—he'll turn 30 Nov. 17—said he will try for a second Senate term in 1968. The Iowa penalty for possession of marijuana now is two to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. "A penalty should bear some reasonable relationship to the severity of the crime and the danger to society the crime engenders," Shirley told The Associated Press. Iowa law classifies marijuana as a narcotic, but Shirley noted many experts say it is not. He said the law should make a difference between possession of marijuana and possession of drugs known to be narcotic. He would keep the stiffer punishment for a person possessing the weed for distribution to others. "A pusher, especially one selling it to minors, should be hung pretty good," he said. The senator said that if reelected, he will try to get the legislature to change the law, but he has not decided what penalty he would recommend for the offense. He said he feels simple possession of marijuana should be taken out of the felony category and made an indictable misdemeanor. He would make this change, Shirley said, even though a judge now can suspend the minimum two-year sentence for possession. The law allows no suspension or probation for persons providing the stuff to another person, until the minimum term is served. here nearly 20 "hush, hush" has drifted away since the AEC's arrival here in the fall of 1947. More than a thousand workers still are plugging away at their, jobs—minus the fanfare accorded most others on defense plant jobs. What, exactly, are the AEC employees doing? "We operate as part of the Commission's Albuquerque Operations weapons production complex," E. W. Giles, manager of the AEC's Burlington Area office, said when asked if the plant is making hydrogen bombs. "The plant fabricates chemical explosives and has the component and nuclear weapons assembly functions," Giles added. "High explosives and radioactive materials are handled under carefully controlled conditions, with considerable emphasis, as yod know, constantly placed on safety. "We do not," Giles said, "talk about specific kinds of weapons . . ." "I work at the IAAP on Line I," Otto Erickson, production control manager for Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., contact operators on the AEC line remarked. "It's no secret that we have a contract with the AEC," Erickson, a Burlington native with Mason & Hanger here nearly two decades, added. "But that's about the extent of Guardsmen Patrol After New Violence WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — National Guardsmen stood atop buildings and patrolled the streets today after racial violence in which more than 100 persons were arrested, 50 injured and an estimated $350,000 worth of property was damaged. "We're hoping the worst Is over, but we're ready for whatever comes," said city Public Safety Director James B. Waller. r The 800 National Guardsmen, ordered to North Carolina's second largest city Thursday night at the height of the violence will remain at least through tonight, Waller said. A citywide curfew, ordered into effect from 11 p.m. Friday until 5:30 a.m. today, was credited with helping stabilize the situation. One reported injury Friday night was to a youth shot in the hand, apparently by a sniper. A National Guardsman also was struck by a sniper's bullet but it was deflected by his jacket zipper and he was unhurt. A police report first said he had been wounded. Sporadic shootings, a few trash basket fires and some looting was reported Friday night and early today. Just after dusk Friday about 40 policemen shot into the air to disperse a growing crowd'of Negroes. But most residents of the city observed the curfew and heeded a television appeal from Carl H. Russell, a Negro city alderman and mayor pro tern who urged Negroes to stay home. Mayor M. C. Benton blamed the trouble on "hoodlums who took advantage of the situation" Thursday night after the funeral of a Negro who had died of injuries when, struck with a blackjack by a white policeman. Negro leaders agreed with the mayor. Gov. Dan Moore visited the city with David Coltrane, his chief racial troubleshooter who is head of the North Carolina Good Neighbor Council. City officials told the governor they were convinced that the disorder Thursday night was a spontaneous, disorganized action involving possibly 500 persons of the city's 150,000 population. Much tion's outcome pending the release of the official medical bulletin. The operation on the spiritual head of the world's half billion Roman Catholics was performed by noted Italian surgeon Pietro Valdoni, 67, who directed a team of doctors, including three anesthesiologists. Valdoni was regarded as the finest general surgeon the Vatican could find. His operating experience includes brain, heart, lung, kidney and spleen. He is chief of the surgery division of Rome's huge polyclinic hospital and the author of a standard work on surgery, "A Manual of Surgical Pathology." Vatican sources said the Pope was to hear Mass celebrated in his apartment before being wheeled down the hall to the Vatican rooms that had been converted into an operating theater and anterooms. Romans, meanwhile, rose early to gather in churches and pray for successful surgery. Diamond Brings Wealth- —NBA Telephoto New rich Petrus Ramaboa and his wife, Ernestine, of the new African state of Lesotho admire the world's seventh largest diamond, found on their property. A New York jeweler plans to cut the 601.25-karat stone into more than a million dollars' worth of smaller gems. Ramaboa intends to build a "nice house" and "help my nation" with the $257,040 after taxes he realized from the find. Fear Orbital Bomb Might Tempt Soviet Sneak Attack WASHINGTON (AP) - Some military strategists fear the Soviets' orbital bomb—if indeed they're on the verge of perfecting one—might some day tempt them into a sneak nuclear attack. But defense officials generally discounted the significance of such a space weapon despite the fact that it could pack a war- Pope Paul VI Normally, recuperation from a prostate operation involves total confinement to bed for 10 to 15 days and another 15 days or so of largely restricted rest. Surgery for removing the gland is not easy but medical statistics show that 96 per cent of prostate operations succeed. The big danger in surgery, particularly for older patients, s hemorrhage and heart failure. lead with the equivalent of up to three million tons of TNT. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said Friday the Soviets are apparently testing such a weapon. He left open the possibility that the intelligence .reports were wrong and that the tests are actually of a nonmilitary nature.- Peace Officers to Get Riot Suppression Data of the anger and unrest among the Negro population was quieted Friday with the announcement that Superior Court Moore Solicitor Jr. had Thomas reopened W. the Plant See Page 5 case of a white policeman, W.C. Owens, charged with murdering James Eller, 32, a Negro, during an arrest. Congo Forces, Invaders Clash KINSHASA, Congo (AP) Congolese government troops have clashed for the first time with a white and African force which the Congo claims invaded Wednesday from the Portugese colony of Angola, the official press agency reported today. A dispatch said the troops skirmished Friday near the Lu- budi River town of Mutshatsha, along Katanga Province's key rail line, about a third of the way from Angola to Katanga's main city of Lubumbashi. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Warmer Saturday night with lows in 20s. Partly cloudy Sunday and continued cold. The Weather in Carroll (Dally Temperatures Courtesy o Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 32 Yesterday's low 2! At 7 a.m. today 18 At 10 a.m. today 25 Weather A Year Ago— Temperatures ranged from high of 43 to a low of 25 'de grees in Carroll a year ago to day. U.S. Troops Battle Reds in Highlands SAIGON (AP) — American in- antrymen fought back against attacks by tough North Vietnamese regulars in South Vietnam's central highlands today and American spokesmen said the mortar and small arms clashes were the heaviest in the mountainous jungle region in three months. American tactical fighter- bombers flew missions all day in an attempt to jar the Communists from entrenched positions along a ridge line, headquarters reported. The new fighting in two spots near the corner of the Laos and Cambodian borders, about 310 miles north of Saigon, and another engagement some 100 miles to the south came as the Viet Cong stilled their assault on Loc Ninh for the first time in a week. U.S. spokesmen said a multi- battalion North Vietnamese force struck one 4th Infantry Division battalion Friday and continued a mortar and small arms attack today. About 10 miles to the wesit, helicopters lifted out an American patrol after a skirmish. The Communists then hit the rest of a second battalion with mortar fire. Big B52 bombers joined the push and launched a saturation raid on a suspected Communist base camp, and rocket and ar- Vietnam ... See Page 4 By HARRISON WEBER (By Iowa Daily Press Assn.) DES MOINES — Very shortly, law enforcement officers'in Iowa will have a handy reference of the law on riot suppression. This summary, which is being released by Atty. Gen. Richard Turner, comes on the heels of the recent disturbance at the University of Iowa at Iowa City in which more than 100 persons were arrested. What is an unlawful assembly? A riot? In this resume Turner points out "if three or more persons unlawfully attempt to restrain, by deliberate physical means, one or more persons from entering upon or exiting from a driveway, roadway, building or other premises which the latter have a legal right to enter upon or exit from, they may be guilty not only of an assault, but of unlawful assembly or rioting." Deliberate physical means, he continued, would include words of a threatening nature calculated to place one or more persons in fear or apprehension of immediate bodily injury if they lawfully so proceeded. How do you disperse an unlawful assembly or break up a riot? Iowa law provides that when 12 or more people, armed with dangerous weapons, or when 30 people or more, armed or not, Riots .... See Page 7 Reuther Enters Chrysler Talks DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Walter P. Reuithe'r, having won a rec ord contract from Ford Motor Co., today re-enters negotiation: with Chrysler Corp., where the union seeks to match or better the Ford pact. Ford will start Monday pro ducing its first cars since Sept 6 when contracts expired at al big three automakers and th union struck Ford. Chrysler am General v Motors employes hav been working without a con tract. UAW and Chrysler negotia tors are bargaining under a Wednesday midnight strike deadline set by the union. The United States considered developing such a weapon a few ^ears ago but dropped the pro- ect, seeing little value in it, VIcNamara told a news conference. "I am not concerned," he said. "It does not change the nuclear balance of power." McNamara said the orbital weapon, which might be operational next year, would be designed to descend suddenly upon American targets. But he maintained that a new U.S. "over-the-horizon" radar could detect it as quickly as Russian rockets can be detected, that antimissiles could shoot it down and that it probably is very inaccurate. The defense chief maintained an orbital weapon could not mount a satisfactory attack on U.S. silo-protected missiles, the force designed to discourage an assault in the first place. But, he acknowledged: '"Perhaps the Soviets might feel it could provide a surprise nuclear strike against United States' soft land targets such as bomber bases." Some officers carried the theory a step further. During a Cuban-type missile confrontation, they speculated, Russia might be willing to gamble that their orbital weapon plus a growing fleet of long- range missiles could knock out most U.S. rockets and bombers. Orbital bombs could be launched in low-enough flights to evade detection by the ballistic early warning system (BMEWS), a radar net across Canada. Their mission would be to catch B52s on the ground before an alerted takeoff. Simultaneously,, a. full-scale Soviet missile barrage would be directed against U.S. Minuteman and Titan ICBMs, with the Bomb . . . See Page 7 Late News Off AP Wire PHNOM PENH, 'Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's ruling Prince Norodom Sihanouk, host this week to Mrs. John F. Kennedy, said today Americans "will be out of South Vietnam within two years." U.S. forces "cannot win," he said. The prince expressed support for the Viet Cong and North Vietnam and called the American battle against them misguided. He said the United States did not realize the Viet Cong was "the last barrier to Chinese encroachment." Sihanouk offered at the same time to resume the diplomatic relations with Washington he broke in 1965 on the condition the United Cambodia's States recognizes present frontiers and stops "violating" its territory with land and air forces from Vietnam. The United States has accused Cambodia of harboring Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops and sheltering their supply routes. I FIRST IN NORTH- GARY, Ind. (AP) - The Justice Department has carried its voting rights drive into the North for the first time to Indiana's "steel city" where a Negro is running for mayor. A suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in neighboring Hammond accuses Lake County Democratic Chairman John G. Krupa and other election officials of purging voter lists to "decrease the Negro vote but not the white vote." Krupa also is county clerk and secretary of the county election board of canvassers. UJV!. CONFERENCE- UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the U.N. Security Council conferred behind the scenes today on Congolese charges that Portugal has conspired with mercenary invaders to overthrow the government of the Congo. Congolese Foreign Minister Justin-Marie Bomboko appealed for an urgent meeting of the 15-nation council to deal with "collusion of Portugal with the mercenaries in order to overthrow the existing order of the Congo." In Lisbon the Portuguese foreign minister issued a statement declaring that the Congo "was not invaded or threatened by Portuguese troops nor by any foreign forces operating from Portuguese Angola." PAYLESS PAYDAY- WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 11,000 employes of two major federal agencies face the prospect their next payday will be payless. Congress has yet to approve 1967-68 budgets for the Office of Economic Development, which runs the war on poverty, or the Agency for International Development, headquarters for tha foreign-aKl program.
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