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ry Park Evening Pre News of Shore Churches See Page 11-12 U.S. Weatherman Soyi: Showers thi morning, fair end mild through Monday. Details, Page 2. 111U i'AVAV.V. AV V" '--. ..V.,-.,.,......VA,.VI. ... !v.wIvIvawawW'.w ..JWJM.WAA OiUldt Monmouth A Ooeu CountlM) PARK, N.J., SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1967 119 Publtobad DUT Scemd eltM Prtat M Ptcm Plus, Aslany pmrk. miiit pud M Mbury Ptrk. N J. ilTil CAUSING DEATHS Allied Forces Marine Hits Faulty Rifle Under - toss? n . ; W if-, u i Jh urn ' m,Lmmmr in" I .Lrrr" r 4Hh G$ f i L L J I ; j f Red Pressure v ... ' " ' ; '' V ! 4 iS f ' This green and white sign on Norwood avenue, Long Branch, is one of many being put up by the State Highway Department. The mileage markers are designed to pinpoint accident locations so engineers can identify dangerous sections and correct them. (Press Photo) Road Posts Aid Accident Survey : . i I . , ... i f r - - r This is the controversial M-16 rifle now under investigation by the House Armed Services subcommittee. Holding the lightweight 22-caliber rifle are Maj. Gen. W. J. Van Ryzin (left), assistant chief of staff, G-4, USMC, end Rep. Richard Ichord, D-Mo., chairman of the subcommittee. (UPI) It J. "Believe it or not, do you know what killed most of us? Our own rifle. "Before we left Okinawa we were all issued the new rifle, the M-16. "Practically every one of our dead was found with his rifle torn down next to him where he had been trying to fix it. "There was a newspaper woman with us photographing all this and the Pentagon found out about it and won't let her publish the pictures. They say they don't want to get the American people upset. "Isn't that a laugh!" So wrote a Marine from Vietnam to his family in the Shore area. His parents said the public should be made aware of this but asked that their son's iden tity not be disclosed for fear of reprisals against him. Year in Vietnam The Marine is neither a new comer to the service nor to service in Vietnam. He has been in the Marines since 1962 and has spent more than a year in Vietnam. As his mother phrased it: "Just as anyone in a parties lar line of work is acquainted with the equipment he works with, so a Marine who has to use a gun knows all about it." The Marine, in his letter, also questioned whether the American public was being told the truth about casualties among United States forces. Before commenting about the M-16 rifle, which is being mves tigated by the House Armed Services subcommittee because of reports the rifle jams easily, the Marine wrote: Lost Half "We left with close to 1,400 men in our Dauanon ana came 1. .i i; . back with half." He also reported statistics at the company and platoon levels indicating equally high casualties. It was then he posed the question whether the folks at home "know what killed most of us." At the same time he noted that while American casualties were high, "the ratio (of enemy casualties) was something like 8 to 1 confirmed. "We don't know how many they dragged away but it was a lot from all the blood we saw. "Oh, well, I guess no one cares to hear about this kind of stuff." Red China Seeks More Vietnams CHICAGO - Foreign Minister Chen Yi of Red China is quoted as saying that the world needed "not just one Vietnam, but three or four. And we will get them." The statement was reported by Simon Malley, a reporter for me rrencn language newspaper, Jeune Afrique, and other African papers. He told of his interview in Peking with Chen Yi in a copyright article yesterday in the Chicago Daily News. Malley quoted Chen YI as saying the other Vietnams which Red China seeks will be in Africa, Asia and Latin ASBURY EIGHTY-EIGHTH YEAR NO. Syrians Demand HolyWar Israel Adopts 'Wait-and-Scc' Defense Policy BEIRUT, Lebanon IP) Israel readied its troops for action today against the massing troops of Syria and Egypt as a top Syrian military leader called for war. Egypt took over patrolling its border with Israel as the '3,400-man U.N. peacekeeping force that has been declared disbanded prepared to leave the tense area. The force was set up in 1956 after the Suez War. The U.N. troops were ordered withdrawn by U.N. Secretary-General U Thant at the request of Egypt. In calmer days, Syrian challenges of war on Israel have been dismissed outside Syria as exaggerated. Misistcr Quoted But in the present crisis, the words of Syrian Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Hafex Assad took on added gravity: "In my opinion, as a military man." Assad said In the Svrian government newspaper. Al Thawra, "the time is ripe to begin the battle of liberation" against Israel. "Our forces are not only completely ready to repel aggression, they are also fully prepared to start the liberation operation." Western diplomats in Palestine feared that one overt incident could lead to a full blown Arab-Israeli war. Should the crisis come to a showdown. Israel could send its 300.000 troops against about 260,000 Egyptians and 115,000 Syrians. The three countries have enough military hardware to fight a war of unprecedented dimensions in the Middle East's bloodstained history, American officials say. Troops Alerted Svrla had 40,000 troops on alert along its border with Israel. At U.N. headquarters in New York, Security Council members were discussing whether to hold a council meeting on the Arab - Israeli situation. Thant appealed to Egypt and Israel to "exercise the utmost calm and restraint." Increasing military traffic was noted on the streets and highways of Israel today and gome reseryists reported for active duty. No panic was evident. The general attitude from the average Israelite and in military and political circles was: "Let's wait and see what Egypt really Intends to do." Tension was mounting in Cairo, where Moslem clergyman were blaring calls for a "holy war on Israel" over loudspeakers. Students Register Students and workers flocked to registration points to sign up for what is now called "the jacred march on Israel." Some Arab leaders have See SYRIAN Page 4 Clammers Fear Loss of Shipping By FRED KERR Press Staff Writer TOMS RIVER - New Jersey's clamming Industry is hoping for help from state officials Monday to prevent the possible Group Still Hoping For Aid on Rent ASBURY PARK - Despite , ! SEVEN CENTS Heavy U.S. Plane Loss Near 1-DayMark SAIGON (31 Some 10,-000 U.S. and South Viet- : namese troops in the demil- . itarized zone came under heavy Communist pressure today and military head- ; quarters reported near rec- ord one-day U.S. plane loss- ' es over North Vietnam. The allied forces had formed a line along the Ben Hai River, which divides North from South Vietnam the middle of the zone. U.S. Marines were under intense mortar and artillery fire and South Vietnamese troops on their left flank were engaged in fierce jungle fighting. The allied troops have reported killing 232 Communist troops. U.S. Marines have lost 36 dead and 290 wounded and a South Vietnamese spokesman said government troops took light casualties. U.S. spokesmen announced that heavy raids over the North yesterday cost seven lost planes four lost in dogfights with MIGs and three hit by ground, fire. The biggest loss in a sin- PRAVDA ATTACKS U.S. DMZ PUSH MOSCOW UPV-The Soviet press continued attacks today on the U.S. sweep into Vietnam's demilitarized zone. Pravda called the allied move "another criminal step, fraught with serious consequences." The Soviet Communist party paper did not say what the consequences might be. Pravda repeated the standard Soviet position that Moscow "has rendered and will , render the necessary aid to the people of Vietnam in repelling the U.S.-imperialist aggression." gle day was eight last Dec. 2. Total losses over the North now are 552 U.S. planes. 4 MIGs Downed American fliers reported shooting down four MIGs and probably . a fifth. Two other MIGs were destroyed on tne ground, spokesmen said. The U.S. raids included the closest strike yet to the center of Hanoi. The target was an electric power plant 1.1 miles from the heart of the North Vietnamese capital. Other pilots blasted Communist forces in the demilitarized zone. The allied line along the Ben Hai, and a sweep north by another 5,000 U.S. Marines from outposts just south of the zone, were intended to trap North Vietnamese units possibly taken by surprise by the sea and hell-copter landing deep in the zone. Allied forces invaded the See FORCES Page 2 NAM the first time yesterday separating North and South " (UPI PRnpMt 4-700 1X AtfDE PERILS NAVIGATION MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Ufl -A 22-jear-old curvaceous blonde was described in Municipal Court yesterday as a menace to navigation. She also was fined $50 for indecent exposure. . Nadia Pobihushka, a Canadian, was arrested a week ago while sunbathing in the nude on Government Cut jetty. Police Lt. Jerry Kerdierski testified that a small flotilla of pleasure boats anchored dangerously close to the rocks, and Sgt. Bill Dabney said, "Quite a few fishing boats were creating a jam in the cut, taking in the sights." "Although she was a menace to navigation, I didn't try to make a case out of it," Kerdierski said. Antirioting Fund OK'd By Senate WASHINGTON UP) - A $75 million fund aimed at preventing big-city summer rioting has won Senate approval but still faces a House test. The Senate action yesterday came one day after President Johnson said staff reports from 10 cities had prompted him to ask for the extra antipoverty money. And it came despite a warning from Sen. Allen J. EUen-der, D-La., that civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael is trying to intimidate Congress into pouring millions of dollars into Northern slum areas. The money, if finally approved, would be used for jobs, recreation, playgrounds, swim ming pools and other summer projects. It was part of $2.26 billion in supplemental spending bill most of which was passed earlier by the House which won approval 74 to 1. The money is for use between now and July 1, the' start of the next fiscal year. The $75 million will be administered through the Office of Economic Opportunity, for which Congress previously voted $1.61 billion this budget year. The Senate added another $143 million in items which the House must consider. It also threw in a ban on using anti-poverty money for establishment or operation of a general coverage newspaper, magazine, radio station or television station. The Senate added $10 million of the $12 million Johnson asked for preservice training this summer of National Teacher Corns recruits and interns. The House had voted nothing for this. Neptune to Have New Post Office NEPTUNE - Rep. James J. Howard, D-Monmouth, yesterday announced plans for a new post office building here. Mr. Howard said in Washington he has been advised by the Post Office Department that the building, to be called Neptune Mall Station, will be under the department's new lease pro gram. It will ce privately owned and the property will remain on the tax rolls. The annex is part of the Nep tune Mall Shopping Center, Asbury avenue, being developed by Neptune Mall Shopping ten ter Inc. NORTH VIETNAM tmt i tat A U.S. Marines invaded the and drove toward the Ben Vietnam. Mon., Tues., Wed., specials. Permanent waves (normal hair) $7.50. Frosting or tipping $10, shampoo, set and manicure $4. Cortez Hairdresser. 776-7315. Plaza Jewelers now under ownership of Joseph Marquet of Spring Lake Heights. Jack Sullivan's dancing tonight Shore's best food. TkML. the recent setback, for the rent j noted inadequacies in law en-supplement program, a group of I forcement patrols by the state West Side residents is going I Division of Shell Fisheries, De-ahead with plans to try to ob-!partment of Conservation and NGUYEN VAN THIEU Thieu Plan May Divide Junta Rule SAIGON UPI - Fears of ; crack in the unity of South Vietnam's military rose today with the announcement that Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu has decided to run against Premier Nguyen Cao Ky in the presidential elections this September. A contest between Thieu, an Army lieutenant general and Ky, an air vice marshal, could badly divide Saigon's military hierarchy at a time when Com munist pressure is increasing. Ky refused to comment on the announcement of Thieu's candidacy, saying he would have to talk first with Thieu. The premier had said earlier, when announcing his own candidacy, that he would withdraw if Thieu decided to run for the sake of unity. It was felt, however, that Ky was marking time until he could find out how much support he had among military leaders. The ruling , military junta backed Ky in an informal vote last Sunday. In an earlier straw poll Thieu won. A spokesman" for Thieu discounted the danger of a split in the military which has been the power behind the government in South Vietnam since the November 1963 overthrow of the Diem governmnt. It was believed, however, that the military's willingness to go along with the prodding of both the people and the United States to hold popular elections stemmed mainly from its confidence that it could control the choice of president and premier in any new regime. Storm Batters Burma RANGOON, Burma UP) A storm that has battered Burma's southwestern coast for the past 48 hours destroyed 800 vil lages, and left more than 100, 000 persons homeless. At least six persons were killed and 16 are listed as missing, lidai waves swept over thousands of acres in the wake of the storm, inundating whole villages. S..V VIET I V 111 1 YW JL " Jk tB in loss of its right to ship clams across state lines. The consensus yesterday was that the loss would virtually destroy the $15 to $20 million industry which includes a $7 million a year business in Ocean County the state's leading clam producer. But state and federal legislators promised they would act quickly to preserve the threatened snipping rights. - - The threat emerged after a week of rumors concerning a survey last month by the U.S. Public Health Service which Economic Development. It had been rumored the US-PHS had ordered the inadequacies corrected within two weeks or interstate shipment of clams would be prohibited. State Notified In fact, the state has been notified of the deficiencies, but Rep. William T. Cahill. R-N.J., said he received a "commitment" yesterday from the US-PHS promising the state ample time to correct them. State Health and Conservation Department officials are to meet Monday to see what they can do to tighten up the state's program for enforcing clamming laws, Sen. William T. Hiering, R-5th, said yesterday. He said he discussed the enforcement problem yesterday with Robert A. Roe, Commis sioner of the Department of Conservation and Economic Development, and felt afterwards the state will be able to meet the requirements. The survey was conducted by George Morrison. Water Supply and Sea Resources consultant of the USPHS's regional office in New York. His assistant, Thomas Hush-ower, explained yesterday the survey is part of an annual See LOSS Page 4 putting them there primarily to help a lost motorist find himself, you're absolutely wrong. It's all part of a new system, said a spokesman for the state. The signs are being put. up along nearly all 2,000 miles of state highways. The idea, he said, is to pin point accident locations so highway engineers can identify dangerous sections of highways and correct them. This is being done with the state and federal governments sharing the cost. But the spokesman said he didn't know just what the final cost would be. What happens, he said, is that when a policeman arrives at the scene of an accident he records his mileage and then drives to the nearest sign post and computes the exact location of the accident. Ot course, said the spokesman, the signs should be of benefit in helping a motorist to know where he Is. However, there are a few things the motorist should know before relying on these signs, which the state says are accurate to MOOth of a mile. The numbers run either, from south to north or west to east depending on which direction the highway runs. For example, someone driving west on Route 33 who spots the sign saying "37" can tell he is 37 miles away from the end of Route 33. The state places signs every mile on built portions of highways and counts the mileage from the start of the hiehwav See SURVEY Page 2 Shore Marine Wounded By Red Shrapnel FREEHOLD - Marine Lance Cpl. Ralph G. Storer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Storer, 29 Institute St., has been wounded in Vietnam. Cpl. Storer, on his third voluntary assignment to Vietnam, wrote home: "I know I was pressing my luck. They finally got me. It wasn't too bad though. I just caught a little shrapnel Cpl. Storer is a rn.)ii.ir gunner in the 2nd Battalbon or the 3rd Marine Division. The 23' year-old Marine enlisted for three years in 1962 and subse quently re-enlisted for a four- year hitch. He initially volunteered for a six-month assignment to Viet nam, then for another six-month tour and then for a 13 -month assignment. He was among the U.S. forces mobilized for possible action during the crisis posed by Cuba when Fidel Castro installed So viet missiles. Besides his parents Cpl. Storer has two brothers, both of whom have served in the Armed Forces, and a sister. Mort's Port Luncheon Special $1 up. 11:30-2:30. Din ners. Restaurant-Bar. 775-7741. Real Estate Sales Course Beginning May 23 for 5 weeks Asbury Park Business College. Enroll now. 775-4750. Open Rides, games, snack bar Belmar Playland, 14th and Ocean Ave., Belmar. Painters Wanted Good Salary. Luke Todd 449-7940. a FREEHOLD - If you think those green and white signs that are popping up along state hishwavs are mileaee markers. vou're absolutely correct. - . - .. But if you think the state De partment of Transportation is Senate Pleas Expected In Dodd Case WASHINGTON UPI - The three-week delay in Senate action on a resolution to censure Sen. Thomas J. Dodd is expect- ed to bring increasing pressures to exonerate him of misconduct charges. One senator unwilling to be quoted by name said he looks for an effort by some senators to try the case in the press in hopes of winning public sympa thy for the Connecticut Democrat. Senate leaders who an nounced 10 days ago the resolution would be taken up Monday agreed reluctantly to the postponement and obviously were angered by the llth-hour request for a delay. However it was evident they did not want Dodd to be put In the position of a martyr denied adequate time to prepare his defense. Debate Set For June 13 The date now set for starting debate on the censure resolution is June 13, although it was learned Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen had tried to win Dodd's agreement to a briefer postponement. See DODD Page 4 tern of behavior that I think the state department should ex amine. "Not that you can't have four defective men, but we're violating the law of averages a bit. If I'm wrong, time will tell it; if I'm right, the same is true." Controversy Develops The latest controversy for the strife-torn Board developed May 8 when Charles Hall, vice pres- meni ot me uerKeiey Township Board of Education, said he had heard : complaints that staff members at the regional school were engaging in sex acts with students and introducing them to narcotics. Mr. O'Connor asked a county probe to clear the school of the charges and to protect "the professional integrity of the 106 staff members and for the good will of the 1,370 students here." Mr. Doherty said Tuesday investigators found no trace of narcotics or sex activity at the school, and added he couldn't See POLICIES Page 4 Hearing Aids Save 50 Listen to telephone recording Just dial and listen. 775-4318. Mrs. Jay's Restaurant open Charcoal Broil Steaks, Chops, Seafood. Free parking. Ocean & Second Ave., Asbury Park. Osprey Hotel opening for season May 19. The Main Bar proudly presents "The Seven Of Us." Tops in entertainment. State Probe Sought Of School Policies Juvenile System Is Seen Unaffected 1 tain the federal funds for use in connection with the city s urban renewal program. Wilson Shepherd, chairman of the Neighborhood Council, a local anti-poverty agency, said interested residents will meet Monday to form a non-profit corporation which would administer the rent supplement program. Mr. Shepherd said there are still funds available which were appropriated by the Congress for fiscal 1967. However, most of the money has been allocated. Program Rejected The House of Representatives this week rejected President Johnson's rent subsidy appropriation request for fiscal 1968. Mr. Shepherd said the pro-See RENT Page 4 tions covered by the new federal ruling. Support Committee Plan All of the panelists gave strong support to the conference committee plan, conceived more than a decade ago by the late John L. Montgomery, then Monmouth County Juvenile Court referee. - Judge Weinstein, who recently reorganized the committees in Monmouth, said he seeks educators, nurses, clergymen, people active in youth work and retired executives as committee members. "A committee is only as good as the people who serve on it," he said. . Terming the committees a "most important arm of the court," Judge Weinstein said: "I think the committees can work if you make them work." Of more than 2,000 juvenile cases in Monmouth County last year, about 440 were referred to conference committees, keeping youngsters accused of relatively minor, or first offenses, See JUVENILE Page 4 Open Today 1 p.m. Ceramic Hobby Show, Convention Hall, Asbury Park. Bimini-Brielle invites you to dine and dance to the Ken Mat- thies Trio Fri. and Sat, Tony Pentz tonight at the Wonder Bar organ, Ocean Ave, INDEX Page Andrew Tully 10 Births . 2 Bridge 16 Church 11-12 Classified 17-20 Comics 21 Crossword Puzzle 20 Datebook 9 Editorial 10 Egg Prices 22 Entertainment 6-7 Film Fare 7 Radio 9 Social 8-9 Sports 13-15 Stocks 22 Television 7 The World Today 10 Weather 2 X. BERKELEY TOWNSHIP -Laurence G. O'Connor, principal of Central Regional High School, yesterday requested a state Department of Education investigation of what he called Board of Education "obstruction" of administration policies. The request was made eight days after Mr. O'Connor asked Ocean County Prosecutor Robert H. Doherty Jr. to investigate complaints of use of narcotics and illegal sex activity at the regional school, and four days after the Board split, 4 to 4, on a motion to fire the principal for making an unauthorized request. "Our problems go back four years, and indicate a pattern of behavior that has to be looked into," Mr. O'Connor said. "The last four administrators, Mr. (George E.) Sommers, Mr. (Thomas E.) King, Mr. Edwin Moore and myself have all been removed (as principal) or are in the process of removal. To me this is a very bizarre pat Geraniums, Petunias and other bedding plants. Wholesale and retail. Asbury Park Flower Co., Corlies Ave., Neptune. Green Parrot Sundays complete Turkey Dinner $3.50, Stuffed Flounder $3.75, Prime Ribs $3.95. Awnings. Buy now at preseason prices. Monmouth Awn-ing, 147 Main St., Asbury Park. By JAMES S. BROWN Press Staff Writer ATLANTIC CITY - This week's U.S. Supreme Court decision will not hamper operation of New Jersey's Juvenile Conference Committee System, three juvenile officials asserted here yesterday. The federal decision in Gault vs. Arizona held that juveniles accused of delinquency are entitled to the same protection given adults under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. - The panel on the state Conference Committee System was a feature of the 69th annual meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association at The Shelburne. The 'panelists, Monmouth County Juvenile Court Judge Leo Weinstein, Essex Juvenile Judge Neil Duffy, and Yale L. Apter, chairman of the Bar Association's Juvenile Delinquency Committee, said the voluntary, non-binding nature of the juvenile conference committee functions do not place them in the same category as court ac Losing Hair? See Lesley Hair Consultant ad, Page 15 today's Press. Lobster! Lobster! At its best! Marlin Tuna buffet 12-3 dinner 12-11 p.m. Manasquan, 223-9572. Dynamic Duo Candy Ross Sat., Holiday, Rt 66, Neptune. liiilBllI dimilitarized zone (DMZ) Hai River (center of map) For the public exclusive wig and fall show. Be the first to see the Sassoon wig and rased crown fall May 23 and 24, 7 p.m. Mr. Dominick's 1414 Main St. Gaslighters entertaining to-nite, Student Prince, Asbury Park. Luncheon now being served at the Ferry Boat, Brielle. for Attention Hamilton Residents. The phone cards distributed during our recent fund drive are in error, the correct number is 775-0364. New cards will be distributed in the near future. Hamilton Fire Co., Neptune, N.J. Jim Martin's Norwood Lounge. Cor. Norwood and 2nd. Avon, opening May 26. Featur ing the Skylarks, starring Jack Westlake and Dick uuoi. Neptune Township Board of Education regular meeting changed from May 31 to 23. 8 p.m. Helen A. Quering, Secretary. Surf and Sand Restaurant. East Main St., Manasquan Beach now open for season. ; Golden Eagle Restaurant open ', Sun. Point Pleasant Beach, , A'

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