The Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on April 19, 1968 · Page 15
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The Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 15

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Friday, April 19, 1968
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Under Investigation By Senate Foreign Expenditures Subcommittee— U.S., Ky Deny Report CIA Fired Ky In '63 For Opium Smuggling SAFGON (AP) - Both the U.S. Embassy and Vice President Nguyen Cno Ky today denied a report being investigated by a Senate subcommittee that< the CIA fired Ky for smuggling opium in 1063. The report, made to the Senate Foreign Expenditures subcommittee, said Ky commanded air crews in a secret CIA operation flying saboteurs to North Vietnam and took advantage of gram first began the CIA en- the informant to Vietnam or the the setup to fly Laos to Saigon. opium from The U.S. Embassy said there was "no truth in the story that Ky was removed from any position by any element of the U.S. government for opium smuggling or for any other reason." Asked if the embas.e) had uny information connecting Ky with opium smuggling, an embassy! spokesman said only: "There is! no truth to the allegation." j "The vice president just! laughed when he saw the story," said a spokesman for Ky. "Me said it was groundless news, and there is no truth to it at all." The spokesman added t:hat Ky took part in the flights over North Vietnam, "but he would not gel involved in smuggling. You know he pays no attention to matters about money." The Senate subcommittee's stafl director, Joseph Lippman, made the report available to The Associated Press in Wash ington with the stipulation that the source could not be identified. Lippman said the report was considered highly reliable. The subcommittee is headed by Sen. Ernest Gruening, D-Alaska, a critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The author of the report said he was sent to Vietnam in March 19G2 by an American company to serve as an inspector and adviser to ground crews that maintained the aircraft Used in sabotage missions. The company, the report said, "was a fictitious company set up by the CIA and (an airline) operating from Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Air Base as a blind for a program called Operation Haylift. "Operation Haylift was flying Vietnam agents into North Vietnam for the purpose of sabotage such as blowing up railroads, bridges and etc. When the pro- gaged air crews and their commanding officer was Col. Nguyen Ky who is now vice president |f South Vietnam. "To make a long story short, Col. Ky took advantage of'this situation to fly opium from Laos to Saigon. Of course the CIA removed Col. Ky and his flight crew and they were replaced by Chinese Air Force pilots from Formosa. 'Also the Vietnam ground creiws were replaced by Chinese mechanics." Lippman refused to permit publication of the names of the American company which sent airline operating out of Tan Son Nhut. At least one U.S. Air Force plane a C123, was used to fly l:he sabotage missions, the report said. Another aircraft reportedly used, a C54, was not specifically identified as U.S Air Force property. "In the latter part of 1063, the C54 aircraft which had been used for Operation Haylifi crashed some 00 miles south of Hanoi while returning from one of its missions," the report said "All Chinese crew members on board were killed. After the C5' crashed, the CIA used C123 air raft on these missions with the J.S. Air Force markings paint- d out. The serial number of the :54 was XV-NUF." The report named six men, hree purported to be CIA © MCCREARV TIRES SALES - SERVICE - QUALITY RECAPPING INDIANA TIRE CO. ROUTE 119 S. INDIANA, PA. PHONE 465-6216 agents and three Air Force officers, as taking part in Operation Haylift. The State Department confirmed a William Colby is working on its South Vietnam desk Since it can't be processed a second time, Kodak does it right the first time— every time. So, to protect your memories we always send your film to Kodak, where it is processed with the same care they put into making the film. And you can be sure by bringing it to us, where all our customers get their Kodak color film processed by Kodak. SSPOS Camera Center 1 049 Philadelphia St. Indiana MOVE FORWARD WITH FOR THE MOORE ~ « PEOPLE FRANK E. MOORE IS THE CANDIDATE WITH THE PEOPLE IN MIND CONSIDER THESE IMPROVEMENTS 1. Full Time Representation — "I'll push my own Voting Button" 2. A district advisory board — established on a voluntary, non-paying basis, representing a cross section of all groups, to improve two-way communication between Harrisburg and Indiana County. 3. Further expansion of local industry and greater diversification to enable more of our young people to find employment here at home. 4. A serious look into the Dairy industry to discover the causes and the cures for the discouraging plight of this vital industry. 5. Legislation to improve Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Quality Education; access routes to and from Indiana Hospital; Clean Streams; Small Game Hunting. 6. Legislation to establish a PRIORITY for spending Public Funds by implement sound business principles of quality control. 7. A local office, open to all citizens of the county, where they can meet with their representative. FRANK MOORE OPPOSES The Incumbent's Position on 1. The "Pension Grab" - which Buchanan voted "Yes" and 2. The "Horse Sire Bill" - on which Buchanan voted "Yes". Only two of the pieces of legislation that spent tax money in areas far less important than Quality Salaries for Quality Educators. SENIORITY IS A GREAT THING - IF USED FOR THE PEOPLE For Representation with Integrity... FRANK E. MOORE Representative To The General Assembly NO. 2 ON THE BALLOT (we'll try border) Pol. Adv. Pd. by Citizen* For Moore Commirte* M. Varntr, Pres., A. Almw, Tr«ai. SPRING KITCHEN SALE IS CONTINUING 30% TO 40% DISCOUNT Indiana Wholesale 1174 Maple Ave. Indiana, Pa. Phone 465-5551 and said he Is on dufy in that country. ndiana Evening Gazette, Friday, April 19, 1968.—15 Eggs Wholesale Eggs Wholesale BY THE CASE OR CARTON GRADED — CANDLED INDIANA EGG MARKET Rear 402 N. 4th St., Indiana, 412-463-7288 BIBLES King James Revised Standard Version Scofield Reference HENRY HALL Inc. OPEN FRIDAYS UNTIL NINE BOOKSELLERS SINCE 1866 INDIANA, PA. ATTENTION! TO RESIDENTS OF INDIANA AND WHITE TWP. HURRY TIME IS RUNNING OUT! ONLY MORE DAYS LEFT! TO SIGN UP FOR FREE CABLE T.Y FREE SERVICE FOR 60 DAYS - SAVE '9.00 CALL 465-5527 NOW NO OBLIGATION - NO INSTALLATION CHARGES 8 BEAUTIFUL CLEAR CHANNELS INDIANA CABLE T.Y. CO.

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