The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 21, 1968 · Page 4
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 4

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, November 21, 1968
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4-Palm Beach Post, Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968 Enemy Troops Attack U.S. Camp Under Continued Rocket Strikes it agreed to anything, including an end to the shelling of cities, in exchange for the bombing halt. In the latest attacks, the most damaging was a mortar barrage laid down on a militia outpost in Kien Tuong Province along the Cambodian border west of Saigon. The government said eight civilian dependents were killed, bringing to 33 the number killed in attacks on towns and cities since the bombing halt. The number of wounded was given as 192. Among the district towns shelled was Cam Lo. 10 miles south of the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Vietnam. One U.S. serviceman and six South Vietnamese civilians were wounded. Well south of the zone, the U.S. Command reported more ground activity near Da Nang, where more than 600 enemy soldiers have been reported killed in three days. A U.S. spokesman said about 75 North Vietnamese were spotted late Tuesday 20 miles south of Da Nang. American Marine artillery opened up and 51 of the enemy were killed. The enemy has intensified rocket and mortar attacks recently throughout South Vietnam with provincial capitals and district towns being the most frequently hit. While the shells have fallen in some civilian areas, the primary targets in most of these attacks may have been military installations and encampments located inside or adjacent to the cities. Almost every South Vietnamese town of any size has military installations of some I V Padgett Dubious On Splitting County SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnamese troops, in their second attack within a week, struck at a U.S. camp north of Saigon Wednesday as enemy rocket and mortars rained on cities and towns without letup. The attacks underscored once more that fighting in South Vietnam will continue regardless of what goes on at peace negotiations in Paris. The North Vietnamese opened up with mortar fire on a night bivouac of U.S. 1st Division infantrymen 24 miles north of Saigon. Then about 150 enemy soldiers attacked the camp with machine guns and grenades. At daybreak, after three hours of fighting, artillery and gunships drove off the attackers. U.S. headquarters said at least 12 enemy soldiers were killed. One American was killed and 12 were wounded. The action was south of where a South Vietnamese ranger fire base was attacked by about 500 North Vietnamese Nov. 14 in the first enemy-initiated action in weeks. In both cases, it was considered likely the enemy reacted because the allies were moving too close to bases along the infiltration routes to Saigon. Well to the south of the 1st Division. Viet Cong shells struck a base camp of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division in Dong Tarn, southwest of Saigon in the Mekong Delta. Light damage and casualties were reported. The South Vietnamese reported five district towns and one provincial capital were shelled Tuesday. They said this brought to 74 the number of rocket and mortar attacks on cities and towns since the bombing of North Vietnam was halted Nov. 1. The government handed a letter of protest to the International Control Commission calling on it to condemn North Vietnam for the attacks. "North Vietnam has not responded to the total bombing halt over the North." the protest said. "On the contrary, it has continued to violate the demilitarized zone and intensified the rocket shellings against populated areas in the South." 8e shellings against populated areas in the South." North Vietnam denies that kind and many provincial and district towns have important headquarter complexes. In addition to the shell ins. the government reported that 373 Viet Cong terror incidents killed 213 civilians in the two weeks ending last Saturday. County's UF Drive Nears Goal A total of $338,174 or 92 per cent of this year's $375,000 goal has been donated or pledged to the United Fund of Palm Beach County, it was announced Wednesday at a UF board of directors meeting. John Hudiburg, UF president, informed board members at the Marina Inn session that $13,000 had been turned in since last Friday when division chairmen met with campaign chairman John Green to prepare for a final push bv Dec. 1. Green, out of the state on business, notified UF leaders by telephone that he is confident the $375,000 goal will be reached or surpassed within the deadline. Volunteers now are calling on firms and individuals not previously contacted, and those who requested "call backs." Hudiburg said. Last year, $349,000 was raised to support community service agencies, but population increases and coinciding needs for the handicapped, underprivileged and youth programs required a higher goal this year. "Just natural growth makes the $375,000 goal realistic," Hudiburg said, expressing optimism that public response will push the UF drive over the top. Three divisions, industry, education and special gifts, already have surpassed quotas and others are near their goals. The United Fund of Palm Beach County aids 25 community service agencies and covers 28 municipalities and unincorporated subdivisions between Jupiter and Boynton Beach, west into the Glades. supp-hose . . . great for egos Mojud's Supreme sheer stockings of nylon and spandex give you wonderful support as well as filmy beauty for your legs. Embrace (beige), Whisper (pale tone), Carefree (creamy bone). Proportioned lengths in sizes 8XA to 11, pair 1.95 JM HOSIERY, FIRST FLOOR, miami; at dadeland, fort lauderdale, west palm beach PAHOKEE - Mayor Duncan Padgett said Wednesday that he does not at present favor the separation of Palm Beach Countv at Twentv Mile Bend. Padgett said he has an "open mind" on the suggestion made in Belle Glade Monday by City Commissioner George L. Connell on a feasibility study for the proposed formation of a new county. Connell's proposal will come up for a vote before the commission there Monday on the possibility of a meeting of all Glades area municipal officials, after Christmas, to discuss the suggestion. "At the present time." the veteran mayor said. "I think we are much better off in Palm Beach County." Several "months ago. the proposed division of Palm Beach County and the formation of a new governing body that would encompass parts of Hendry and Glades counties, was discussed unofficially at a meeting in Clewiston. S. H. Stalls, managing editor of the Clewiston News and a member of the citv commis l r sion, was the first to broach the idea. Lawrence will, often termed the "cracker historian of the Glades," who has been confined to Glades General Hospital here for several weeks, said the idea has "been kicked around several times." Will said he could not recall just how many times the suggestion has been made to divide Palm Beach County and would not comment on his feelings on the issue. Pharmaceutical Unit Meets Tonight The Palm Beach County Pharmaceutical Association will meet tonight at the Holiday Inn Restaurant in West Palm Beach. The speaker will be Dr. Frederic Kratina of Del ray Beach. He will discuss ' Psychiatric Medicine Current Trends." This is a part of the continuing education program for pharmacists. Nathaniel Hill, president of the association, will introduce the speaker. BEACH MALL til 930 'til jm's coloa explosion Alex Colman takes a colorful view of your casual hours with a new coordinated collection! Left, floral print acetate pant top in aqua with white and green. 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