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 - TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1966 project that have signed...
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1966 project that have signed and written lo LBJ, yet been answered. such in Johnson's Country" commissioners to discuss o f f i c i a l U.S. Bureau says Bureau if funds to and Texas project we approve it," apportioned the 1966 of it far. The thai Texas amount of area for amny on their the thought the President, Iheir chalky cactus, live sage. Johnson of most when, as asked by she liked she exclaimed "That's a cow likes love of the farmers thought of an acre, off a few expert could tell stand can a tree." A's . . . meaning of German n a m e bright- 'Truth' worst are made lhat for a at all for lo admit important, a studio, involves the hair full, harsh "Outside, photographers can get back lighting satisfactory is to pose sun is high her. You your lens, to use flattering It needn't reflector; often or even a will catch do the job. make at ease. If should be anybody can with today, but on the face lighting difference glamor." tall, good- American famous almost came 1935. "Jimmy at the "and my fees was new, photographer the only captured the Jimmy began in show business. business really had when an up- named Sinatra publicity skinny," the "so to do something personality." Frankie pose rather than resulting that, to five-million shot have admirers has become (his comment: counted lately"), gigantic as his subjects, bar relaxes most of the because changing in significant few years once everybody w a s women do. be relouched: face and wipe the eyes, make it vaguely They pose a n d a r e lines in With the male is becoming , ." MAN ABOUT TOWN MendenhalVs Silver Star Reminder Of Viet Action Sgt. William E. Mendenhall holds tho nation's third highest military award, a Silver Star Medal, which the Anderson Marine received for saving a line of Skyhawk jets in a Viet Cong attack in Vial Nam. (Bulletin Photo): It's certain that Sgt. William E. Mendenlmll will never forget . his experiences in Viet Nam, but he has a valuable and prized reminder to help him remember a particular incident. It's a Silver Star Medal, third higliest military award accorded by the United States, which was presented the Anderson Marine for helping save a line or Skyhawk jets in an attack by the Viet Cong. Sgt. llendenhall, son of Mrs. Mary Marble, 220 E. 29th St., and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Benbow, 2728 Jefferson St., is home on leave. His grandfather is a veteran machinist and pressman with Anderson Newspapers. Born, reared and educated here, Sgl. Mendenhall enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in September of 1955 and went to Viet Nam about year ago. The attack in which Sgt. Mendenhall played a vital role in saving Marine planes took place last October, and it was in January that he was presented the Silver Star Medal. Formal presentation was made by Gen. Keith B. McCoutcheon, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, F l e e t Marine Force, Pacific, on Jan. 29. Sgt, Mendenhall was in Japan at the time on special assignment, and his medal was presented by Col. 0. E. Howe, Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Croup-13, at the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni. A citation given the local Marine, outlining a brief report of his action in saving the Skyhawk jets, reads as follows: "In the name of the President of the United States, the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Sergeant William E. Mendenhall, United S t a t e s Marine Corps, for service as set forth in the follpwing citation: "For conspicuous gallanfry and intrepidity in action 'while serving as an Ordnance Noncommissioned Officer with Marine Attack Squadron 214 in th» Republic of Vietnam. "During the early morning hours of 28 October 1965, Marina Aircraft Group Twelve, based at the Marine Corps Expeditionary Airfield at Chu Lai, was suddenly attacked by insurgent communist (Viet Cong) suicide squads in a vicious attempt to destroy aircraft on the flight line. "Hearing an explosion on lh« flight line, Sergeant Mendenhall rushed to the vicinity where a second explosion had caused an aircraft carrying heavy ordnance lo be engulfed . in flames. "Disregarding the small arms fire and satchel charges exploding throughout the area, Sergeant Mendenhall advised the crash crews of the extremely hazardous situation and directed them lo keep the fire away from the wing bombs. While the crash crew was spraying the ordnance with foam as directed, two bombs exploded in low order detonations. "Observing a fire under the wing of an adjacent aircraft, Sergeant Mendenhall extinguished it before further damage could occur. Then, with complete disregard for his personal safety and with the knowledge that the remaining overheated and unstable bombs could explode at any time, Sergeant Mendenhall fearlessly removed the fuses from the ordnance of the two aircraft and supervised and assisted in carrying the bombs away from the flight line. "Due to the slick foam under the aircraft, movement w a 3 treacherous; and, In addition, jet fuel from the destroyed and damaged aircraft, if ignited, could have caused an instantaneous conflagration. "By his prompt and coura- (Continucd On Page Five) AROUND TOWN 25 YEARS AGO Anderson in 1941: Ralph Scabury, Edgewood, Delco-Hemy official in charge of engineering at Muncie Plant 9, was given a temporary assignment to go to Port Elizabeth, Africa, lo supervise establishment of a battery plant. Paul Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, RR 2, was severely hurt in an automobile collision near Florida Station Postmaster Ira Davis slated that chain letters were banned from the mails. The Paramount Theater was snowing "Scotland Yard," with Nancy Kelly and John Lofer, and "Son of Roaring Dan," with Johnny Mack Brown and Fuzzy Knight. Vance L. Myers, 3734 ,Fore4 Terrace, a private in the U. S. Army, was transferred from Jefferson Barracks, Mo., . to Jackson Heights, N. Y., for training as a mechanic. Mrs. Robert Lowe, chairman,' and Mrs. Joseph Gaiger, cochairmen, advanced plans 'fon an annual tea for senior girls of Anderson High School at (he homo of Mrs. Gordon B. Wilder, 338 W. 8th St., under sponsorship of- Ihe Anderson branch of the American Association of University Women. A delegation of local Rotary Club members headed by Williams Toner, president; Paul Bergevin, president-elect, L. K. Bing, Ben Barley and Robert Beck planned to go to Marion to attend a district gathering, Mrs. Marjorie Humplirey, 204 W. 4th St., was taken home from the Citizens Nursing Center, where she had undergone an operation. Members of the Anderson Real Estate Board heard a talk by Mayor Harry R. Baldwin on improvements made by the city to meet demands occasioned by the community's growth. ^ Bearing a cover design by Norma Jean Fitzsimmons, the third edition of the Junior News Letter for the school year was distributed at Central Junior High, with articles written by Joyce Smili, Suzanne Marrer, Thorn Gephardt, Hazel Cochran, Bon aid Gwinnup, Marc i a Collins, Earl Aldred, Dale Clark, William Hilbolt and Jim Williams.. Robert M. Hayes, 918 E. ?7lh St., was named as a selectee to · enter military service as a replacement. , Lawrence Bowser, president of the Junior Jefferson Club, ap. pointed Mrs. Gene Bearing in : charge. of plans for a card party and dance at Grandview Club. Lewis Darlington, Anderson High School honor student, made his first airplane solo flight at Anderson Airport. Hoi ace Gale, superintendent of the First Baptist Sunday School announced thai an invitation extended at Ihe Indiana Baplist Young People's Union convention at Evansville had been accepted and that Anderson would bo host tor the 1942 gathering,

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  2. 10 May 1966, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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