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Carroll Daily Times Herald VOL. 98—No. 272 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Saturday, November 18,1967—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each "t f\ c Singl« Evening for 50 Cents Per Week Cop.V First Major Figure to Declare for President— Romney to Seek GOP DETROIT (AP) - Gov. George Romney, standing on almost the exact spot where he launched his political career less than six years ago, announced today he will seek the 1968 Republican presidential nomination. Coming nine months before the GOP national convention at Miami, the announcement makes the 60-years-old third- term governor the first major figure in either party to declare publicly as an aspirant. "I have decided to fight for and win the Republican nomination for president of the United States," Romney told a jammed news conference carried live on local television from the downtown Veterans Memorial Building. Flanking him as he spoke in somber, but emphatic tones were two daughters and a son, plus his attractive wife, Lenore, who wore a beige dress with a matching coat casually slung from her shoulders. The coat concealed a cast encasing the arm she broke last week in a bathtub fall. The announcement, ending a year's "hard look" at his chances during which he came near a flat declaration often, followed a breakfast for 600 party faithful from around the state. .It was made in the same room where, as a sparklingly successful auto executive and prime mover in Michigan constitutional reform, he announced for the governorship in 1962. Party reaction to the Romney announcement was certain to be mixed. • Two recent Associated Press surveys showed former Vice President Richard M. Nixon preferred by GOP state chairmen, national committeemen, and delegates and alternates to the 1964 convention that nominated Barry Goldwater. An October survey of the chairmen and committeemen showed Nixon preferred by 46 per cent, with 26 per cent favoring Romney, 14 liking New York Humphrey Hints LB J to Run Again HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) Vice President • Hubert Humphrey, strongly intimating President Johhson will seek re-election, denounced today what he termed the "coalition of retreat" which he said threatens America's domestic and foreign progress. "Those who think America is involved in the world for keeps and those who want this nation to play a role of firm and creative leadership will vote for President Lyndon Johnson," Humphrey told delegates to the Young Democrats' national convention. "Those who want to let the world settle the issues of war and peace, development and starvation, without American participation will find themselves another candidate," Humphrey declared. Humphrey's speech followed a round of convention maneuvering Friday night and early today that resulted in passage of a bombing pause resolution. 300 Strike Dakota City Beef Plant Tradesmen Ratify Pact at Chrysler DETROIT (AP) Skilled .—NEA Telephoto Not Very Appetizing— Chicago scene points up the adminis- plants. Meat hangs in the open near tration's arguments in pushing for overflowing rubbish cans, tight federal inspection of all meat tradesmen have ratified a labor contract with Chrysler Corp., ending fears they might block the agreement through their minority veto power in the United Auto Workers union. The 12,000 tradesmen Friday night accepted the agreement by a slim margin of about 55 per cent, the UAW said. Earlier, the union's 83,000 pro- ductionline workers at Chrysler approved the three-year pact by a reported 70 per cent vote. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and 7 for California Gov. Ronald Reagan. A survey of delegates and alternates to the heavily conservative 1964 convention showed Romney running a poor fourth behind Nixon, Rockefeller and Reagan—in that order. Romney is generally considered weaker in foreign affairs than Nixon, who said Friday that he wants to be a "decisive winner" of the primaries in New Hampshire, Nebraska Oregon, Indiana and especially Wisconsin. Despite the statement, Nixon said he would not decide until late January whether to make his second bid for the White House. Although early enough for some to predict Romney could wear out his welcome with the voters, timing of the declaration is not unprecedented. Rockefeller, now one of Romney's major backers, launched his unsuccessful 1964 bid for the Republican nomination on Nov. 7. Perennial candidate Harold Stassen, once Boy Wonder of the GOP, said this week he would run in the Wisconsin primary next year as a Republican peace candidate. 200 Million in U.S.- Population clock in the Commerce Department in Washington records the 200 millionth American at 11 a.m., Nov. 20. The moment was determined by computing statistical averages. Actually, the clock is believed to be on the slow side by better than two years. Experts believe the 200 million mark was reached sometime in the spring of 1965 since the 1960 census, basis of the statistical averaging, is estimated to have overlooked some 5.7 million Americans. Nearly two-fifth of the uncounted are believed to consist of young Negroes with a considerably higher birth rate than the national average. If so, the present population figure is probably closer to 206 million. Heavy New Fighting Breaks Out in Hills West of Dak To DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) About 300 members of the Asso: ciated Employes Organization staged a wildcat strike at the Iowa Beef Packers, Inc., plant here Friday, shutting down operations in the kill floor and cooler. The strike was expected to involve more of the 600 members of the local Saturday, according to Ron Goodrich, president of the local. He said he told the employ- es there is a no strike clause in their contract. But, he said, they told him "they won't go back until we settle our problems at Dakota City and until the Denison (Iowa) plant settles its problems." The union has been on strike SAIGON (AP) — Heavy new hill fighting broke out today nine miles west of Dak To in South Vietnam's embattled central highlands where American forces drove North Vietnamese troops from two strategic peaks Friday. A battalion of the U.S. Airmobile Calvalry Division reported fierce fighting with North Vietnamese troops on the flank of a mountain only a few miles from the border of Laos. Details were lacking as the fighting raged late in the day. Division officials could report only that there was heavy contact. Simultaneously, AP Correspondent John Lengel reported from the battle sector that South Vietnamese paratroopers and rangers were locked in heavy fighting nine miles northeast of Dak To. The new fighting came as U.S. artillerymen repelled a mass Viet Cong charge on their positions in the Mekong Delta. The U.S. Command announced four new plane losses over North Vietnam and the night on a U.S. 4th Infantry Division artillery support base only five miles west of strategic Hill 1338, captured Friday by American troops after two days of bloody fighting. No casualties were reported in the 30-round mortar barrage. against the Denison plant for a number of weeks. IOWANS SPLIT WASHINGTON (AP) —Iowa's delegation split Friday as the House passed 167-143 and sent to the Senate the $2.9 billion foreign aid appropriation bill. Democrats John Culver and Neal Smith and Republican Wiley Mayne voted for the measure. Republicans H. R. Gross, John Kyi and William Scherle voted against it. Republican Fred Schwengel was not listed as voting. Viet Cong declared three cease- fires, totaling 13 days, for upcoming holidays. The truces would be three days at Christmas, three at New Year's and seven for the Vietnamese new year, Tet, in late January and early February. In the central highlands, South Vietnamese troops said they believed they had killed the executive officer of the 24th North Vietnamese regiment, one of five Communist regiments believed operating in the Iowa Steers Top Field at International CHICAGO (AP) - It was a brother and sister battle Friday at the International Live Stock Exposition and the sister came out on top. Calvin Wiseman, 16, of Gilman, Iowa whose Aberdeen- Angus calf was named the show's junior grand champion steer, lost his chance to take the show's top award when it was defeated in open class competition by an entry shown jointly by his sister, Marlene, 20, and Anita Bulfer, 17, also of Oilman. Wiseman's steer finished third in the open-class judging for Aberdeen-Angus calves. Second place went to an entry by Sunn Bros, of Ree Heights, S.D. As a result of his steer's defeat, Wiseman and his 1,000- pound senior calf named "Finally" will not be in the finals Monday when the exposition's top steer will be selected from 700 which were entered in the overall competition. The brother's and sister's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William U.S. headquarters in Saigon, updating casualty figures in the Dak To fighting that began Nov. 3, said 764 North Vietnamese troops had been killed in the 15 days through midnight Friday. U.S. casualties were put at 136 dead and 600 wounded for the same period. In addition, headquarters said, American infantrymen have taken 12 prisoners and captured 158 individual weapons and 51 crew-served weapons. Other heavy fighting was re- Balloting by the tradesmen was "nip and tuck," a UAW spokesman said. He said skilled workers at 24 UAW locals across the nation ratified the pact and eight locals rejected it, with votes still to be counted in two remaining units. "Outcome of the ratification cannot be changed by the two Chrysler See Page 7 area. The action followed a rocket land mortar barrage Friday Percy Proposes Periodic Bombing Halts to Test Reds WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-I11., proposed today that President Johnson order periodic, unannounced halts in the bombing of North Vietnam to test Communist willingness to negotiate. "I don't think we ought to give the enemy a chance to ipile up supplies and push them through," Percy said. "But I think occasional periodic pauses could test whether or not they can be brought to the conference table — and convince them that we do desire peace." Percy commented in an interview to be telecast in Illinois. Percy also said a Republican president could offer "some new approach" to settling the war. But he added neither a Democratic nor Republican administration would "precipitously pull out" of Vietnam. Percy said he hopes to visit Vietnam this winter if there is enough tune between congressional sessions. The first session is due to adjourn before the year's end, with the second opening -probably before mid- January. W. Wiseman are neighbors of Miss Bulfer's parents, Mr. and Mrs: Gayle Bulfer, in Oilman. Wiseman's junior champion was named the finest among more than 300 calves in the junior feeding contest. . Reserve junior grand champion steer honors went to a 1,000- pound Shorthorn senior calf shown by Craig Schilder, 19, Malcom, Iowa. Last year's over-all grand champion steer, an Aberdeen- Angus junior yearling scaled around 1,200 pounds and brought his owner, Harvey Hartter, 53, of Carlock, HI., $15 a pound and a total of $17,625 when it was sold at auction. The record price for a grand champion at this show is $30 a pound, paid in 1957 for a calf that sold for a total of $31,050. Earlier Friday, on the opening day of the 10-day Chicago International . . See Page 5 ported far to the south in the Mekong Delta. American artillerymen lowered their howitzers to ground level and blasted point blank into 200 to 300 guerrillas who twice stormed across a canal within 25 yards of the U.S. gunpit and knocked out one 105mm howitzer. First reports listed 102 Viet Cong killed but only five bodies were found on the battlefield after the Viet Cong withdrew. "We're listing 78 probably killed," a field officer said, after the American gunners, watching by flare-light, said they saw "groups and groups of enemy soldiers fall." U.S. C47s dropped the flares to pinpoint Viet Cong charges in the early morning darkness. "The rest of the bodies seen falling have been dragged away," a U.S. spokesman said. Initial reports listed five Americans killed and 38 wounded, after a U.S. security platoon of about 40 men was caught outside the gunpit perimeter and driven back. The guerrilla push in the delta, 60 miles south of Saigon, was Wilson Calls Urgent Talks on Finances LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Harold Wilson called in two top ministers for urgent talks today amid a deepening financial crisis and increasing speculation that his government was about to devalue the pound sterling. Concrete evidence for this speculation was virtually nil. The government maintained a front of calm while a spate of rumors from continental capitals threw London into financial panic. In Paris, President Charles de Gaulle called in Premier Georges Pompidou, Foreign Romney's 1962 plunge into politics followed several days which the devout Mormon spent in prayerful seclusion. No such retreat preceded today's announcement, however. Romney is still an official of the church. Although undeclared, Romney has been campaigning hard since his landslide re-election to a third gubernatorial Verm one year ago shot him to the fore as a presidential possibility. Having traveled through 36 states since then, the Romney bandwagon is expected to gather a full head of steam within weeks. Romney aides have planned a nine-day campaign trip in New Hampshire starting Monday without the governor. Romney plans a trip abroad next month .that will take him through Western and Eastern Europe and the Far East, including Southeast Asia. Rebuff Hints Hanoi Pawn in Red Strife Romney, born in Mexico of poor Mormon parents who fled Romney S«* Pag* 7 Vietnam See Page 5 The Weather IOWA FORECAST Fair and cooler Saturday night lows generally in the 20s. Fair and warmer Sunday. Minister Maurice Couve de Murville and Finance Minister Michel Debre to discuss the crisis. Previously, Debre had talked for 90 minutes with Sh Patrick Reilly, Britain's ambassador to France. No two versions of Britain's financial plight agreed. AH that was certain was that stock exchange investors, . large and small, were pour- fractured jaw. ing cash into any kind of The father, share or commodity whose worth would survive devaluation of the currency. The London Times reported that the Bank of England spent more than $560 million of its scarce gold and dollar reserves Friday to buy pounds in an attempt to maintain sterling's recent level. But the year's trading deficit, which lies behind the crisis, is estimated at $840 million. If the Times report is correct, the bank spent in a single day a sum equal to two-thirds of a trading deficit which has taken a year to accumulate. Wilson called Foreign Secretary George Brown and Commons Floor Leader Richard Girl Dies in Car Accident STANTON (AP) - Mary Louise Focht, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Focht of rural Villisca, was killed Friday night in a one-car accident on a county road about two miles southeast of this southwestern Iowa community. Officers said the girl's father, who was driving, swerved to miss some deer on the road and the auto crashed into a ditch. Another passenger in the car, Michelle Lloyd, 12, Villisca, was hospitalized at Red Oak with a and his son, James, 9, escaped with minor injuries. Officials said the girl died of a fractured neck. An AP News Analysis— By WILLIAM H. RYAN (AP Special Correspondent) A carefully polite North Vietnamese rebuff to Moscow this week hints that Hanoi is uncomfortably in the middle of a Soviet-Red Chinese struggle for influence. The development could mean relatively little—-but it could mean a good deal. If, as some Americans persist in thinking, the Soviet political leadership is actively interested in creating a climate for negotiations in Vietnam, it could indicate that fear of Peking plays an important role in Hanoi. In connection with the celebration of the Bolshevik Revolution's 50th anniversary, the Supreme Soviet decreed the award of the Soviet Union's highest honor, the Order of Lenin, on Ho Chi Minn. The decree said the award was in recognition, among other things, of President Ho's contributions to "the unity and solidarity of the socialist camp and the international Communist movement." The Rusians said the award "manifests our conviction that the parties and the people of our two countries will continue consolidating and developing our cooperation in the struggle against imperialism, as well as in peaceful creative labor." The decree itself described Ho as a "staunch fighter for socialism and Soviet-Vietnamese friendship." ' If Ho accepted the award on those terms, it could be considered tantamount to an endorsement of Soviet leadership of international communism and of the Soviet contention that unity of the world Communist camp is, in these days, a matter requiring urgent attention. Hanoi quickly announced that Ho sent a reply to the Soviet Ryan See Page 7 1st Section of Yule Edition; More Sunday This issue of The Daily Times Herald is the first section of the annual Christmas edition which will be distributed early Sunday morning. It was delivered at the regular time Saturday. Five more sections, comprising the total issue, will Be delivered Sunday. Watch for them. The Daily Times Herald staff will be on duty throughout the day and Saturday night to bring the latest local, state, national and international news to readers. This big edition has been made possible by Carroll merchants who have stocked their shelves with the latest in holiday merchandise and are ready now to serve early shoppers. Readers are urged to save this paper as a guide to Christmas shopping. Ban Cigarettes at Newton Hospital NEWTON (AP) - From now on, you can't buy a cigarette at Skiff Memorial Hospital here. The hospital board of trustees said they banned the sale of cigarettes at the request of the medical staff and in the light of "scientific evidence that cigarette smoking has a direct causual relationship to many debilitating diseases." Late News Off AP Wire The Weather in Carroll (Daily Temperatures Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 61 Yesterday's low 34 At 7 a.m. today At 10 a.m. today Weather A Year Ago- High temperature a year ago today was 34; the low, 19 degrees. Grossman into his 10 Downing Street residence after midnight. Both are known supporters of the view that devaluation would be preferable to drastic cuts in the government's domestic spending. The Times said the government faced three choices: 1. Accept loans totaling $3 bil- Crisis , . , See Page 7 NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -! Turkish fighter planes zoomed low over the Karpass peninsula in northeast Cyprus today, violating Cyprus air space, and then flew off, a Cyprus government spokesman announced. Turkey has been reported dissatisfied with developments on the island 40 miles south of Turkey since a battle Wednesday between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. U.N. Secretary-G e n e r a 1 U Thant reported that during the fighting, Turkey warned the United Nations to stop the battle or else the crisis would "go beyond land." the borders of the is- 'DIES' TWICE, RECOVERS— DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) U.S. Navy doctors said a 20 year-old Marine "died twice" o shrapnel wound in the heart' jut was revived and now is recovering. The youth was identified as Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Hiteshew of Flint, Mich. The Navy surgeon who directed the operation in a field aid room, Dr. Howard Carpenter, said, "People have had holes in their heart and survived but I have never heard of them doing it under these circumstances." NEGOTIATIONS- UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Weary members of the U.N. Security Council embarked today on a weekend of negotiations over resolutions aimed al breaking the Middle East stalemate. The 15- nation council had hoped to reach a showdown vote Friday but adjourned after nine minutes. Bulgaria, at the obvious behest of the Soviet Union, asked for the adjournment until Monday, saying it awaited instructions from home. KIDNAP CHARGE- WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 4-month-old boy apparently was abducted accidentally in a car theft and police today charged an 18-year-old youth with kidnaping after the infant was found safe. Alfred Watson, 18, of Wilmington was held in $11,000 bail on charges of kidnaping and auto theft Friday night. Police quoted him as saying he didn't know the infant was in the car when he took it. The baby, Jonathan David Wishneski, of Point Pleasant, N.J., was found later in good shape in the car.