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I N D E Amusement* Clo»»itied Comics Crossword Ptuxte Editorial* Sports Women's News 56TH YEAR--NO. 307 Page 6C Page 12C Page 8C Page SC Page 28 Poge 38 Page 1C ttneg EVENING EDITION TYPHOON FLOODS TOKYO -- Commuters in Tokyo's Nakano district wade through knee-deep flood waters in the streets. The flash flooding was Typhoon Kit which blew itself out over the Pacific today. High winds and rains lashed Tokyo last night leaving at least 52 persons dead, 12 missing and S9 injured. In Tokyo and nine surrounding states 256 houses were destroyed, and another 105.000 were flooded, (AP Wirephoto by radio from Tokyo) Troop Rotation SAIGON. i.R -- The United States is putting pretty much of a how Army into battle in Viet Nam this summer. It is just about a year since American troops arrived in, sizable numbers and began building up to the present 27i,DOO- man force. . Now, and during the coming two or three months, many of these troops v/ili be returning home after one-year tours of duty. But the troop turnover will be neither sudden nor complete. I The Army intentionally staggered its replacements. It sent here some draftees who had as little as two or three "months to go to complete their. two-year Army service. Others had five or six months to serve. Thus, these soldiers are replaced in less than a full year. Declining Market Calm In Wake of Bombings NEW YORK, IB - The stock market decline deepened in moderate trading early this afternoon. First reaction to the U.S. bombing of oil installations at Hanoi and Haiphong was relatively calm. Brokers said the 16-point loss of the Bow Jones Industrial Average yesterday and Monday apparently had considerably discounted the expecte-d bombings. The Associated Press 60-stock average at noon had lost .8 to 316.4 with the industrials off 1.6, rails off .4 and utilities off .1. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at noon was off 5.57 at 875.33. Prices were slightly higher at the: opening but a gradual erosion set in. Gi GUIDE Services Encourage Careers in Military CORPUS CHRIST!, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29,-1956 Vcitl Ads IIJ J.VW'I Om«r O'Otl Tl! 52 Pages--PRICE TEN CENTS U.S. Bombs Fuel Tanks At Hanoi and Haiphong McNAMARA CONFERENCE Red Changes in War Said Reasons for U.S. Raids As an additional-shock absorber. - re-·- placements are made by individual soldiers rather than whole units. Hence, any given unit may receive a lot of new faces:--, as some have recently--but there still will be a sprinkling of combat veterans on hand. Gen. William C, Westmoreland, com- mandpr of U.S. forces in Viet Nam; says it takes about one month for new arrivals to become acclimatized, particularly to Viet Nam's heat. Some unit?, have been slowed in combat at the start because of numerous cases of heat prostration. Broadly speaking, the Army avoids sending totally green troops into the field by following two courses. First, at training centers in the United States, soldiers destined for Viet Nam are given training under conditions almost matching those they will encounter here. At most bases. "Viet Cong Villages" are set up for training exercises. The trainees are pitted against "enemy forces" in jungle terrain. The enemy troops are dressed in caplured or copied Viet Cong uniforms. Additionally, nearly ali of the officers and noncommissioned officers who serve as instructors are recent veterans of Viet Nam combat. The second phase involves a buddy system. A newly arrived soldier is assigned to a combat veteran who becomes his buddy. The veteran trains the buddy and goes on patrols with him. As one officer put it: ''The buddy system gives the new man a feeding he isn't all alone when he goes into combat." The U.S. practice differs from that followed by some of its allies. For example, the'Australian contingent of 1,500 men which arrived last summer has just been replaced entirely. In addition, the Australian task force was Increased threefold to its present total of 4,500 men. l I l i n n i H I M l l l l U I I H I U n i U I U I I I H t i n i l H t l l U l l l U l l l l i l l l l l l l l l l l l M I H I I U I U I I I I I l M I I I I U I i l f U l i l i H I I I By ELTON FAY One of a Scries it, m«, By TM Associolod Pr«i Do you think you might want to make the military a career, perhaps try after a while for an officer's commission? Some do. Many don't. The services are hot on reenlistments, particularly of those with technical skills, and have two programs to encourage it. One is the standard reenlistment bonus, for those above the first or second grades. The standard reenlistment program provides a bonus equal to one month of pay for each previously served year of enlistment, with a top of $2,000. In additioa, the services have something called the "variable reenlistment bonus," aimed at providing inducement for technicians (those with "critical military skills") to stay in service. To qualify for this bonus one must have tsvo years of active duty, not counting active duly for training purposes, be grade E-3 or above and have a military occupation specialty (MOS). The definition of critical skills change as new equipment or weapons come into use. The combination of the standard and variable bonuses run into tidy sums as reenllstments are repeated. You have seen photographs of an old time sergeant or Navy chief trundling a wheelbarrow full of money. While reenlistment bonuses may be hundreds or even thousands of dollars, wheelbarrow loads are rare and usually the product of some publicity officer caper. Military pay goes up steadily with promotion in rank and length of service. A master sergeant or senior chief petty officer, who entered service about 16 years ago at'a starting pay of less than $!)0 a month draws a base pay of more than $400 now. Or, in the commissioned officer ranks, take a lieutenant colonel or Navy commander as an example: He started out as a second lieutenant or ensign 16 years ago, with a base pay of less than $300. His base pay now Ls about $700. Sec MILITARY, Page 10 uiitiniiiiiiiiuiuiiiiMiiiiMiiiinitiiiiiiMitiiiiiiiiiiiMiiuiuiiiiMMMiniiiiiiiiiiniiMiiMiiuiiiiiii! WASHINGTON. Hi -- Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said today bombing of fuel installations in the Haf- phong-Hanoi areas was a response to a Communist shift ''from a small arms guerrilla action against South Viet Nam to a quasi-conventional military action." At a broadcast and televised news conference McNamara treated the operation as highly successful. ''There's no question but that these attacks will make infiltration far more costly for North Viet Nam," he said. He said infiltration "is the foundation of its aggression against South Viet Nam." McNamara relayed io newsman a report from the strike force that SO per cent of the facilities near Haiphong had been destroyed, and damage was "heavy" at the facilities near Hanoi and at a smaller facility near Do Son. He emphasized throughout that the .strikes were carefully restricted to military targets and renewed the U.S. pledge of limited objectives -- "not aimed to destroy lh« Communist government of North Viet Nam or destroy or damage the people . of North Viet 'Nam." Flanked by maps .and charts showing infiltration-'routes-..'and the location-of strike targets, McNamara laid his stress on ihe need to counter She swift and swelling buildup of North Vietnamese operations "in the south. McNamara said the truck movements southward hsd doubled in the first five months of this year over the comparable period last year. He said there had been an Increase of 15!) per cent in the amount of supplies Governor Asks Trio! of FBI For Wiretap LAS VEGAS. Nev. in - Nevada Gov. Grant Sawyer has requested prosecution of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for wiretapping a multimillion - dollar Las Vegas hotel-casino. The FBI said yesterday in a Denver, Colo., court that the wiretap was installed to seek information about persons believed to be diverting profits to criminal activities. Wiretapping violates Nevada law. Dii-t. Ally. Edward G. Marshall do- clined immediate comment on whether he would file charges against the federal agency. "On Nov. 14, 1963. I addressed a letter to Robert Kennedy, then attorney general, expressing concern that this law was being violated by federal agencies," the governor said'. "1 put him on notice that anyone violating the law, whether local.'state or federal, would be prosecuted." Sawyer said Kennedy didn't answer. The governor said he spoke, to President Johnson about Ihe wiretapping two months after he took office. "Shortly thereafter he issued an executive order prohibiting the practice," Sawyer said. Dean W. Elson, agent in charge of the Las Vegas FBI office, told the U.S. District Court in Denver that the Desert Inn Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas was wiretapped and information was turned over to FBI headquarters in Washington. Elson testified at a hearing for Ruby Kolod, 55, a major owner of the Desert Inn and Stardust hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Kolod was convicted with Willie I. Alderman, G4, also of Vegas, and Felix Alderisio, 53, of Chicago, on charges of trying to extort money from Robert Sunshine, a disbarred Denver attorney. Kolod's counsej appealed the conviction and asked that wiretap testimony barred during the trial be brought into evidence, saying information gained in the wiretapping would clear Kolod of the charge. Under questioning by defense attorney Thomas Waddcn of Washington, D.C., Elson said ihe wiretap was installed at Ihe Desert Inn March 22, 1963, to seek information on persons whose ownership of the Desert Inn was not recorded wilh Nevada authorities. Elson mentioned no names. Nevada law requires that all persons with any interest in gambling casinos be licensed by the state and undergo a personal background investigation. The Stale Gaming · Commission and Control Board has brought action to revoke Kolod's licenses in both the Desert Inn and Stardust casinos on charges that his extortion conviction discredited Nevada gambling. delivered over the same period in 1955. Both of these factors had lc! to greater reliance on petroleum supplies and products by North Viet Nam. He said that North Viet Nam's military units In the soutii had almost doubled in ihe first five months of 1966 despite heavy losses. McNamara sidestepped all questions about, reaction to the new U.S. move to make the war more costly. At the White House Press Secretary Bill 0. Moyers was asked if Johnson had told Democratic congressional leaders about raid plans when they held their weekly meeting last night. He said he was in the room most of the time and heard nothing on the subject. "I haves no information on the situation involving the strikes against the petroleum facilities last night," Moyers said, "I have no comment whatsoever on this situation." The defense chief said the strikes against the Hanoi-Haiphong fuel depots became desirable at this time because North Viet Nam has increasingly relied on trucks and powered junks for infiitra- tion in recent months. See RAIDS, Page 10 House Unit Weakens en-Housing Section ·* WASHINGTON. tf» -- The House Judiciary Committee voted today to exempt home owners who sell their own homes from a proposed tough open-housing proposal in the* administration's new civil rights bill. The compromise, adopted by a bipartisan vole of 21-13, cleared the way for final committee approval which sent to the House President Jnhnson's bill dealing with discrimination in jury selection, school desegregation: and protection of Negro rights. ' The key vote on the housing provision came in adoption of a substitute by Rep. Charles M. Mathias, U-Md.. for the sweeping ban on racial discrimination in the sale and rental of all housing proposed by the administration. The, Mathias version would exempt from (he ban owners of homes up to four family units in size, who sell or lease (he properly themselves. Real estate agents and brokers would be prohibited from engaging in any discriminatory practices. However, Mathias said if an owner, who is himself exempt, engages a broker and instructs the broker not to sell or rent In a Negro, the broker would also be cvxempt. An owner could make only two such transactions in any one year. In the event he made a third one, he would be covered by the ban on racial discrimination. The effect would t» (o remove from I he proposed law nearly all private housing except big developments. Britain's Seamen's Strike Is Settled LONDON, tfi- -- Britain's 45-day seamen's strike was settled today. The executive committee of the National Seamen's Union voted 29 to 16 to call off the strike after meeting ail morning at their south London headquarters. The decision followed by less than 24 hours a charge in the House of Commons by Prime Minister Harold Wilson that Co'mmunisls were pressuring the, seamen to prolong the dispute for political motives. Adoption of the Mathias substitute broke a deadlock that lasted through a long series of votes yesterday. With the housing issue settled, the committee voted 2-1-3 to report the entire bill to the House. Chairman Emanuel Celler. D-N.Y., said he hoped to have the bill on the .floor for House action by^ihe'.end. of Juiy. '·"; The other sections of the omnibus bill already nave been approved by the committee and are expected 1 " to ehcounfer little opposition on the House floor outside of that from southerners. Early in the session the committee defeated. 17 to 15, a motion to kill the housing provision. Some five hours later a motion to approve it was defeated 25 to 0. Reaction From Other NationsQuick By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON. IB-- U.S. jets set raging fires with bombs and rockets today in previously immune fuel depots .of Hanoi and Haiphong, representing about 60 per cent of North Viet Nam's strategic oil supply, World reaction boiled up w h i l e smoke still/soared above the flames. One target area of the raids, which pi- Related Stories on I'age 18C lots described as highly successful, .was 3 miles 'from the center of Hanoi, the capital. The other was in the dock area of Haiphong. 2 miles from the heart of that major port. The Russians, the first of the Communist b!oc to react, denounced the attacks, which were closer by several miles than any previous raids in the areas of the two cities. Radio Moscow called it a "new and dangerous step by-the U.S. ruling circles in expanding aggression against the Vietnamese people." British Prime . Minister Harold Wilson, who has been backing . American, operations in Viet Nam over some parliamentary opposition, expressed regret: at the raids and said "we. have: made it dear on many occasions that we cannot support an extension of . the ·.. bothoings tn such areas." . - . . .: . v : r " besides:an ..,- The. Senale:.pemocratic majority leader, Mik'e Mansfield', of."Montana, said the bombing of the oil depots indicates a new stage of the war and "will make .the road to the negotiating table that much more difficult." . · . · . ; - . - : · A Saigon spokesman said : smoke rose 35,000 feet from the complex of fuel tanks near Hanoi and 20,000 feet from the Hai- phong tanks. . - : · · · · · · · See HANOI, Page 10 Court Orders Trial Of OPUS Sign Suit I'.V STUART LONG Caller-Times Austin Bureau AUSTIN. -- The case of the Ramada Inn sign was sent back for trial today by the Texas Supreme Court. The high court held that James C. Scott and Mrs. Catherine Bluntzer Tarlton were entitled under the law to bring a suit to knock out the permit from the Corpus Christ! Board of Adjustment permitting the construction of the huge Ramada Inn sign on the bayfront. Scott and Mrs. Tarlton represent the Organization for the Preservation of an Unblemished Shoreline (OPUS). Mrs. Scott is president. District Judge Horace Young,- sitting in 105th District Court, dismissed their suit, holding that they did not have enough interest to justify prosecution of a suit. The Waco Court of Civil Appeals agreed with Judge Young. But, the Supreme Court held that the plaintiffs "are entitled to their day In court." Associate Justice Mea\Je Griffin dis- sented, saying that courts "are set up for the redress of-wrong and to establish right, and not for the purpose of promoting law suits." But the other eight members of the court agreed with Associate Justice Joe Greenhill, that the statute permits any taxpayer to bring suit attacking decisions of the Board of Adjustment. The fact that Mrs. Tarlton had a vacant lot two blocks from the sign and Mr. and Mrs. Scott had a residence several miles away made no difference, the court held. Judge Greenhill wrote that the sign In question substantially exceeded the size permitted under the Corpus Christi zoning ordinance, but the variation allowed by the Board of Adjustment allowed its Construction. . · ' . He wrote that the j.rea is one of generally scenic beauty in an area ordinarily required to be kept open. The high court pointed out, carefully, that its opinion "is not to be construed as anproving or disapproving the action of the Board of Adjustment." It was merely a ruling that the district judge should go ahead and try the case en its merits. : Town in Georgia Orders Curfew After CORDELE, Ga. IW -- City officials ordered a curfew in this middle Georgia town, effective tonight, and state troopers were ordered (o patrol the streets after racial violence erupted in a gun battle last night. The ordinance was passed in an emergency session of the city commission today. Capt. R. J. Taft of the state patrol said cily officials notified him of the curfew, effective between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. City Manager Jerry Springer could not be readied for comment. The town has no mayor, hut operates through vSpringer and the commissioners. Taft said he had orders from the stale director of public safety, Lowell-Conner, to use as many patrolmen as necessary to maintain law and order. "We inlcrd fo maintain law and order," faft said. "We intend to use as many troopers as necessary to help the local policemen. "The curfew includes everybody and the only exceptions will be in an emergency, and this will be up to the police to determine whether an emergency is -sufficient to permit anyone on the streets." Police quelled last night's gun battle with no injuries aud no arrests were reported. About 30 state troopers wens sent into the rural community of 18,000 in middle Georgia about 20 miles south of Atlanta, and about 20 troopers remained in the town today. The series of violent acts, including last night's shooting, .stem from a battle beiwecmvhiles and Negroes at a state park swimming: pool about seven miles from town last Sunday. The gun battle took nlace at a corner where two service stations have figured in past incidents. An attempt was mado Monday night to bum the station operated by a white man because he permitted another white man to use his telephone to call police durag a rock- throwing incident. The other station is operated by a Negro. The two stations are across the street from each other and are the gathering places for crowds of whites and Negroes. Taft and Sheriff Earlie E. ,Posey of Crisp County said they had received reports that white merchants were arming themselves and guarding their.busi- nesses since Monday night's violence when several store windows were broken. Officers said about 12 shotguns and rifles were stolen from a store early last night prior to the outbreak of gunfire. Slugs from pistols, rifles and shotguns ripped into several cars and buildings d u r i n g the half hour of gunfire. Miraculously, officers said, no one was hurt.

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