Clipped From The Brownsville Herald
First Slops Since 1967 Might Traverse Sues By End Â«/ IK L. K I X 1 A R 1 ' I I I N A Â· Ncus SIT\ ii't 1 .\dm. Kent , 11 , M(icr ,,[ Â·Â»Â·'""" POllr' SAID"' I ' V y ' - ' - H r a r . f o r c e coord:,,aling Ihe clearing jail ^hrouRh before the 01 J Carroll, com-o! the Suez Canal, oxpwis thcdvods. of mines, (hey actually U S N'avv task first ships since June. l%7. to did no .sue.! thin!-. ' - - - " end of B r i t i s h Cmdr. J.D.W. Husband, commodore of a In an interview aboard his of four royal navy ships f l a g s h i p Ihe Clh rierl am- are Helping lo clear the phiimui.s ship Barnslable Cniinly put it this way in an (LST 111)7) he said all 10 of aboard his ship, the 1,500 ton the larger wrecks in Ihe 103- I I M S Abdiel. a minelayer mile-long waterway could he m i n e cotintonncasures removed within six months. in Ismailia: "There were no mines in "I Ihrnk the first convoy will ( . an . 1 ] Â·Â· he able to sail I h r o u d i j h e canal -^ K r( . nc h have sent two in December." he said. Â·"I'hat sm; ,n minesweepers and a is our goal." n u m b e r of swimmers and divers The official oosition, however. (o n , n , :c nlrale O n the area from s t i l l is t h a t the clearance job , ;H , n, r( , e . mo i[. r lj n c to the hrgh- will not be completed until nexl wa | cr m ark March. Carroll said Ihe Egyptians The Russians also are sup- were p l a n n i n g lo send, as I'.ie posed lo he preparing first vessel through. the t r i b u t e to the clearance effort, "siioivboar t h a i helped lead the but n e i t h e r procession when the canal was Suez Canal Authority officials first opened Nov. 17. ISli!). could say when, where and Seven weeks ago, U.S. Navy'what duties they would minesweeping h e l i c o p t e r s j l n any event, completed a comprehensive:not been seen in the canal to sweep of I'.ie canal for seaidalc. mines Only four explosions; "Egyptian divers l i f t and resulted, three- of them at Ihc'dcstroy what the hunters find, same linio The Xavy has not although I must say taat o f f i c i a l l y identified the exploded we find a lrr.; r one-say a large ordnance. bomb--we like lo explode it 1 Thiis. while the general public mir.seiv.es and sometimes mav have got the impression Husband said, t h a i the ' helicopters were The B r i t i s h already scores, if not hun- lifted about 1.51)0 land mines. ' bombs, grenades, mortar shells and rockets, and exploded The remainder were turned .over to the Egyptians for jtlw Egyptian army engineers, disposal. ] According to Adm. Carroll, with the help of U.S. Army iCorps of Engineers and ordinance disposal teams, have identified more t h a n 201) pieces of ordnance as they continue to clear both banks ,liio canal in an area 250 ;(27I!.5 vards^ out from shallow iwa'er. i The Egyptians have suffered I five dead and five wounded llhis phase of the clearance jopcraiion. i The admiral said ordnance ;from all over the world the Soviet Union. Communist ! China. United S t a l (Czechoslovakia, to name a Harps of orgin--ras been 'identified in !hc canal. "We have found 1.000-pounc bombs, antipersonnel bombs t r u c k 1 o a d s of tanks, nieces of airnlnncs yesterday, a vehicle will 'several bodies in i t . " jreporled. ^Marketing, invites you lo talk lo B4N "...you'll discover that Pan American Bank pays the highest legal rates on all types of Savings Accounts." tlioosc tin- SJVIIKIS Plnn 1hal best fils your need, then give Del a call. If you can't decide, or neÂ«! more information, call Del, or any Pan Am Banker. They will be delighted Al.FIiEn E. ROSER. son ' M r . and ilrs. Alfred i-lilll K. I3th S!.. received }Â»f n business adminisiralion il Joseph's College.