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Carroll Daily Times Herald VOL. 98—No. 278 Return Postag* Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Monday, November 27, 1967 —Twelve Pages Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Copy —John G. Longnecker Photo Hold Off Marines in 2 Ground Battles— Reds Attack U.S. Positions in 3 Critical Vietnam Areas SAIGON (AP) — Communist forces, striking boldly in three of the most critical areas of South Vietnam Sunday and today, slammed hundreds of mortars into American positions and held off U.S. Marines in two fierce ground battles. U.S. losses were 25 dead and 134 wounded, while 38 of the enemy were killed, the U.S. Command said. The U.S. Command announced the loss of two more tactical fighter-bombers over North Vietnam. It said a Marine A6 Intruder was lost to unknown causes Saturday, and an Air Force F4 Phantom went down Sunday during 88 U.S. missions planes downed in combat over the North in the nearly three- year-old bombing campaign. Nineteen Marines and 38 of the enemy were reported killed and 96 Marines were wounded in the Marines' two ground battles just west of Con Thien, be- over the North. The four fliers low the demilitarized zone, and are missing. This brought to 757 the announced number of U.S. war- 100 miles to the southeast, below Da Nang. The U.S. Command also reported that American forces had found an additional 224 North Vietnamese bodies on the Dak To battlefield bringing to 1,641 the total number of Communists claimed killed in the epic three-week battle. U.S. casualties also were revised upward, to 287 dead and 1,000 wounded. Communist troops concealed in a heavily fortified village 19 miles southwest of Da Nang hit three companies of attacking Plane Crashes Near Ralston— Three persons escaped serious injury when the airplane shown above crash- landed in a corn field two and one-half miles south and one-half mile east of Ralston at 11 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Lester Sevede, 37, Scranton, a passenger in the plane was hospitalized in Carroll with a severe facial laceration. Her condition was reported as satisfactory. LeRoy Turner, 32, Glidden, pilot of the plane, and Lester Sevede escaped injury. The 1951 Piper Tri- Pacer stalled during a low altitude turn while inspecting a corn field on the Fern Olive farm a short distance from the Sevede farm. One of the landing wheels struck a hole or obstruction and snapped off, and that caused the aircraft to nose-over in the dead stick landing, Turner said. Shown inspecting the damaged plane are Del Zmolek, State Conservation officer, and Highway Patrolman Kenneth Bolz, both of Jefferson. Agree on Chrysler 'White Collar 9 Pact DETROIT (AP) — The United! Auto Workers today wrapped up; a three-year contract covering; 8,000 salaried workers at Chrys-; ler Corp. and then moved on to , a showdown battle with General j Floods Take 250 Lives In Portugal LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Grieving Portuguese buried their dead and dug away today at the muck and mire left by heavy weekend rains and floods which killed more than 250 persons and destroyed thousands of, dwellings in heavily populated' Greater Lisbon and surrounding | villages. i Hundreds more were injured, j and many were missing under' tons of debris and mud. Mud- caked bodies were still being recovered in slums of Lisbon's j suburbs and nearby villages. Motors, the giant of the auto industry. Chrysler and the union announced agreement on a new i three-year pact at about 3 a.m., five hours before most of the firm's white collar workers were to report for duty. The company said the contract called for salary increases ranging from $35 to $87 a month, all of which would be retoactive to Oct. 16, 1967. The 18 salary classes now range from $82.20 to $262 a week. The pay hikes would follow the patterns laid down by agree- Chrysler ... See Page 11 Hughes Will Trust People on Refunds The poor, living in flimsily constructed dwellings, suffered. most. As the downpour col-! lapsed house after house, there i were relatively few casualties in Boy Killed in Gun Accident EARLING (AP) - John Finken, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Finken of Earling, was killed Sunday in a shooting accident at his home. Sheriff Orrell Gearhart said the boy and his brother, David, 14, were handling a .22-caliber rifle when it accidentally discharged. The bullet struck the Floods .... See Page 11 j youngster above the right eye. Late News Off Wire LONDON (AP) — The gold rush appeared over, at least temporarily, in Europe's two main bullion markets today but dealers in Paris reported renewal of the gold-buying wave that kept the dollar under speculative attack all last week. Dealers in London and Zurich said today sales were normal, apparently as a result of decisive international action to halt the- gold fever in advance of French President Charles de Gaulle's news conference. NEGROES MAP PLANS— FROGMORE, S.C. (AP) — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and about 80 of his top lieutenants from across the nation are mapping strategy for a massive civil disobedience program for Washington, D.C., next spring. The week-long session, closed to the press, concerns civil disobedience moves such as a possible "tent-in" across from the White House and ^it-down demonstrations in the "off ices of congressmen, a King spokesman said. BACK DOLLAR- WASHINGTON (AP) - Bank ing leaders from seven nations comprising the internationa gold pool have promised to full support the United States in its efforts to defend the dollar from leavy speculation in gold. Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, the bankers announced Sunday they possess sufficient jold reserves to guarantee the >resent $35-an-ounce exchange rate. But they invited other na- ions to help defend the gold •ate in the face of the frenzied wave of buying touched off by Great Britain's devaluation of ;he pound. COIN RECOVERED— DBS MOINES (AP) - The! question of whether the state will be bilked on income tax refunds because of a loophole in the law rests with the people, Gov. Harold Hughes said Monday. Hughes referred to a provision which channels a sales tax rebate through an income tax deduction for every lowan with an income of up to $7,000. The loophole, which officials agree exists, would enable children to grab windfalls of $12 merely by applying for the rebate. Also eligible are all of the state's jobless. "I hope the people will not take advantage of anything that wasn't intended to benefit them," the governor told his news conference. "I have to rely on the individual responsibility and integrity of the people of the state of Iowa—and I do." The loophole is now before the attorney general for an advisory opinion on its legal effect, little more than one month before the public begins filing returns on 1967 income. No estimate of the possible cost to the state has been made. In another tax matter, Hughes said citizens should take up with their local officials the reduction in property taxes promised by the legislature in enacting the 1967 sales tax law, which included a tax on services for the 'irst time. The broader tax was intended ;o raise $104 million for schools and pass the increased revenue down to the local level in lower property taxes. The governor called on citi- :ens to "ride herd" on local mdgets—county . government, cities and school district boards —to insure that the prospect of additional funds does not inflate local money demands. "This role of the people cannot be fulfilled any other way," said Hughes. France Again Turns Britain From Mart PARIS (AP) — President Charles de Gaulle said today that despite changes that have been made, Great Britain is still not ready to enter the Common Market and France will not negotiate on her application for entry. PARIS (AP) —President Charles de Gaulle said today the storm created by devaluation of the British pound may provoke a return of the international monetary system to the gold standard. "It is possible that the storm unleashed by the devaluation of the pound will lead to the reestablishment of the international monetary system, founded on the immutability and impartiality which are the privileges of gold," De Gaulle said at a news conference. He led up to this remark by saying: "There is an American takeover of our businesses, bul this doesn't come as much from the structural superiority of the United States as it does from the exportation of inflated dollars. "It is curious to note that the total balance of payments deficit of the United States in the last eight years is equal to the total of American investment in Western Europe. "France wants to put an end to this abuse in the interest of the world and even in the inter- st of the United States, which must get rid of this deplorable eficit. "It is possible that the storm jnleashed by the devaluation of tie pound will lead to the re- ,stablishment of the interna- ional monetary system founded >n the immutability and impar- De Gaulle . . See Page 11 Highway Sweeper— Metallic harvest is reaped by a Kentucky highway department magnet truck, top. Bottom photo shows assortment -of nails, cans and bits of metal gathered in a cleanup operation between Louisville and Frankfort. State highway officials hope to cut down on flat tires and other car damage suffered by Kentucky motorists. Four Businesses Burned Out in Fire MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - One of the world's most valuable coins —the Brasher Doubloon—turned up today in the office of a Miami insurance adjuster who said he retrieved it from thieves who took the coin in a million- dollar robbery at Yale University. Richard F. Andrews, vice president of the James A. Kennedy Co., said^he recovered the coin after four months of negotiations. The coin, made in 1787 by New York goldsmith Ephraim Brasher, was stolen in May 1965, from the Sterling Memori al Museum at Yale. University officials said the coin was val ued at about $100,000. Hughes agreed with State Highway Commissioner Harry Bradley Jr. that some 15,000 miles of county roads were be ing maintained at the expense of "siphoning off money" which could be used to other purposes SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS The Weather FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures should average near normal for the five-day period through Saturday. Normal highs are from the mid 30s ;o lower 40s. Normal lows range rom the upper teens to mid 20s. ^o major day-to-day tempera- ;ure changes expected. Precipi- ;ation should average about one fourth inch occurring as rain or snow at midperiod or later. IOWA FORECAST Clear to partly cloudy through Tuesday. Warmer west and north Tuesday. Lows Monday around 15. Highs Tuesday in the 40s. CARROLL - NORTHWEST Mostly fair Tuesday. Monday night lows 6-12. Tuesday highs in middle 20s. Precipitation probabilities near zero. The Weather in Carroll (Dally Temperature Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 3E Yesterday's low 21 At 7 a.m. today If At 10 a.m. today 22 Weather A Year Ago— Temperatures ranged from a high of 42 to a low of 25 degree a year ago today in Carroll. Fire of undetermined origin destroyed four business places and resulted in a loss Estimated at between $60,000 and $100,000 here Saturday night. The fire broke out in Bill's House of Color, a paint store operated by William Stickrod and located near the intersection of Quint Avenue and Highway 30. Ken Stickrod, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. William. Stickrod, was working in the building at the time and attempted to turn in the fire alarm but was forced to flee for his life, Mrs. Stickrod said. Calvin Mosburg, operator of the Lil Duffer sandwich shop located nearby, reported the fire about 5:25 p.m. Four fire trucks with eight ines of hose were unable to save the 50 by 100 foot hollow lie building. Firemen were on ,he scene for five hours before ;he blaze could be brought under control. It was the most spectacular and the worst fire in the Carroll business district since the Carroll Theatre burned in 1945, the fire department said. The Bill Burgess Motor Company body shop, located in the basement, was destroyed along Fire See Page 10 Colder Air Due Tonight By The Associated Press Cold air, packaged in the Arctic and delivered on northwesterly winds, held temperatures below the freezing mark in much of Iowa early Monday. Overnight lows were between 12 at Spencer and 20 at Burlington and Ottumwa. Afternoon highs were to be from the 20s northwest to the 30s southeast. Fair and colder weather was forecast Monday night, with the mercury expected to dip to about 6 degrees northwest and to the teens southeast. Except for some warming in southern counties, unseasonable frigid weather was to continue Tuesday. Turks Get Greek Reply On Cyprus ANKARA, Turkey (AP)-U.S. special envoy Cyrus R. Vance returned to Ankara today with Greece's answer to Turkish conditions for averting a military showdown over Cyprus. Informants said it appeared the Turks will reject it. Battle-ready Turkish troops and tanks waited aboard ships poised just 40 miles from the Mediterranean island republic for an invasion Vance and other diplomats were hopeful could be prevented. "There's no call for a smile," said Vance after conferences with Greek officials in Athens, "but there is none for a frown either." Secretary-General M a n 1 i o Brosio of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was also in Ankara with reports of his talks with Greek officials. Brosio said there was hope the two NATO partners could be kept from war. A Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman said his government told Vance it is willing to negotiate the withdrawal of Greek forces from Cyprus "in return for guarantees by Turkey not to attempt as invasion." Greece will insist on international guarantees of any such agreement, the spokesman added, including commitments from the North Atlantic alliance and the United Nations. Informed sources in Ankara said the Turkish demands Vance took to Athens included renewal of the special rights given the Turkish Cypriots by Cyprus .... See Page 11 Marines Sunday, and a reinforcing company with a savage crossfire of mortars, automatic weapons and small arms fire. Twelve Marines and 16 Communist troops were reported killed in this encounter and 80 Marines were wounded. Near the DMZ a mile west of the Con Thien outpost, Comm- nist mortarmen on Sunday shelled two companies of advancing Marines with 100 rounds. A dug-in platoon of enemy troops meanwhile kept up a stream of small arms and automatic weapons fire. This battle cost the Marines seven dead and 16 wounded, but the Leathernecks reported killing 22 of the enemy. The B52s were sent deeper than ever before into North Vietnam after almost bumper- to-bumper truck traffic was reported carrying ammunition and other supplies through the pass to Laos 20 miles away and finally to Communist troops in South Vietnam. Northeast monsoons continued to limit most of the U.S. air raids on North Vietnam to that country's southern panhandle Sunday. Air Force, Marine and Navy pilots ripped several bridges and a supply area. Killed Under Road Grader MARBLE ROCK (AP)-Jack Fullerton, 40, of Rockford, was killed Sunday night when a road grader rolled over him while he was under it removing a chain. Authorities said Fullerton died four hours after the accident in a Mason City hospital. He is survived by a widow and stepson. Funeral services were scheduled Wednesday. N.W. Bell to Stormproof Cables Here The Northwestern Bell Telephone Company has started work here on a $65,000 storm- proofing project, Wayne Weeks, manager, announced Monday. Rural telephone customers northeast of Carroll and customers along Third Street and Grant Road and north of Eighth Street will be served by underground cable and wire. The aerial cable and wires to premises will be removed. "We're putting everything underground now," Manager Weeks explained. "The current project of service improvement and expansion will eventually extend throughout the area and all overhead transmission lines will be removed." A cable containing 3,600 wires will be laid from the central office to serve customers in the north part of Carroll. It is large enough to relieve present facilities and provide for future growth. A. F. Scheppermann & Sons of Spirit Lake are the contractors for the local job. Supervising the work is D. E. Nevins, Northwestern Bell foreman here and J. M. Williams of Council Bluffs, formerly of Carroll. Scene of Spectacular Fire— The smoldering ruins of a building housing Bill's House of Color, a paint store; the Bill Burgess body shop, Wayne Nieeswanger's sign shop and Pat Schmitz' carpenter shop reveal the intensity of the fire that destroyed the structure here Saturday night. The twisted steel beams, shown in foreground, are all that remain of the first floor of the 50 by 100 foot hollow tile building. The paint store, sign shop and carpenter shop were housed on the first floor and the —Robb Studio Photo body shop was located in the basement. Shown in background is the Lil Duffer restaurant where 20 patrons had to be evacuated because of the blaze. The heat was so intense from exploding and burning paint that the exterior paint of the Lil Duffer was peeled, firemen said. The Carroll fire department fought the blaze for five hours from 5:25 p.m. to nearly 10:30 p.m.