Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on July 20, 1965 · 3
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Malay Jungle War Succeeds By PATRICK J. KII.LKN KUCHING. Sarawak Stale, Malaysia, (L'PU Britain and Malaysia appear to be doing everything right in their jungle war with Indonesia. Much smaller than the Viet Nam war. the Borneo conflict fctill results in casualty lists and vast expenditures. Bu! it is a war in which the defenders have kept the initiative. British officer i speak of a "moral ascendency" their troops have gamed over the In-donesians. Whatever it is, for the past two years Indonesian invaders have been me'., badly bloodied and invariably driven back across the border carrying their dead and wounded. Operations have been as effective againsi the ill-trained, semi . volunteer "1BTS" (Indonesian - based terrorists) who made the earlier forays, to the regular sold ers of three Javanese brigades now gathered opposite soutlv.ve tern Sarawck. Relatively Few Defenders With a relatively few men to guard a vast 9(H) mile border, Malaysian defenders have been able to dominate th?. jungle through constant patrolling, reasonably gdood intelligence and gunerior mobility. The main com rpt is to in'"r-cep! the Indonesians near the border and hit them hard. Then as they withdraw, plaster their retreat routes with artillery. It happens like this: Early in May, men of the Royal Australian army set up an ambush at a point where Indonesians infiltrators might be expected. A short time later, 23 heavily armed and uniformed Indonesians strolled into the region. Seventeen were killed in the war's shortest and most successful single shooting match. Two other forces of Indonesians were in the area and they also suffered some casualties when the Australians changed targets. Later, while in full retreat, the Indonesians were hit again by artillery. 'Copters Help Helicopters have proved a spectacular ally. In a largely trackless region where there are less than 300 miles of paved road, British choppers have won the respect of dubious foot soldiers. The helicopters transport men to the border, resupply them, move them around when contacts are reported and even fly m light artillery for the follow up operations. The mobile artillery, mostly lightweight 105 mm guns with 32 pound fragmenting shells, has been amazingly effective. For all the Malaysian success, there are no military signs the Indonesians are about to give up their hostile "confrontation" policy. Beginning late last year, large numbers of regular Indonesian army men began moving into the areas facing southwestern Sarawak and northeastern Sabah state. Intelligence sources estimate there are now some 15,000 Indonesian combat soldiers and "1BTS" within striking distance of Sarawak's fii.-l two divisions in the southwe U rn region. Another brigade of 3.CP0 men is near Tawau in eastern S::bah. Malaysia's d -lenders hae increased but are still spread thin. Thev include men o.r British, Gurkha, Australian, N e w Zealand and Malaysian units with some Briton air force and navy support. Red Border Guards Fire On Escpsss BKRLW UPI Communist border guards Monday fired on a would-be refugee trying to reach the U.S sector of berlin a"d captured him, West B'rlin pv; reno,-!er' , Pol:ce .:vd the East Crvnv.n grards fired fcur machiri" ' s-tol bursts at the man shortly before 2 a.m. on the border of the American sector's Rudow ' district. Thev s"'d he aoparent- lv was not hit but surrendered to the guards. j At lcist R'x G"rmans were i reno'trd t" ha'"" succeeded in reaching the West over the weekend. Two men, aged 25 and 38, traveled from their homes in Jena to the outskirts of Berlin and made their way through the barbed wire barricades into the U.S. sector early Sunday. They told Western officials they spent about four hours hiding on the Eastern side of the border before making the break for freedom. They slipped through the wire in a country area about 3 a.m., but then spent another three hours in hiding because they were not sure they were in West Berlin. West German officials at Goet-tingen reported that four East Germans fled through the Communist mine fields and barbed wire and reached Lowe Saxony safely. The four, aged between 17 and 30, were not sighted by the Communist anti-refugee patrols on the East-West Germany border. Coiper Star-Tribune Tuesday, July 20, 1965 3 Community Recreation TUESDAY - JULY 20 8 a.m., swimming instruction-Washington and Sedar park pools. 9 a.m., children's playgrounds Westwood park, Southridge school. Mills school, Huber park, Paradise Valley school. East-dale park, and Evansville park. 9:00 a.m., wading pool Nancy English park. 9 a.m., boys' Softball Pine-view school playfields. 9 a.m., girls' Softball East Junior High playfields. 10:30 a.m., free recreational swimming Washington and Sedar park pools. 10:30 a.m., Golden Age meeting Community Recreation Center. 11:00 am., boys' and girls' athletic badee tests Pineview school playfield 1:00 p.m., children's playgrounds City park, Riverview park. Mt. View, Conwell park, Washington park and Fairdale school. 1:00 p m wading pools Huber. Coffman, Eastdale. t oo r m.. Boys' tennis Huber oark. 130 p.m., recreational swimming Washinctnn and Scdar park pools. 2 00 p m., girls' tennis Huber park. 3-00 p a, boys' and girls i archery Huber park. 4 30 p m adult and family swimming Washirctnn and Sedar paik pools "fl o.m. t-hiiTh Ko':haTI lfaje Nn.-th Ca-wr park. 7 M P m.. aJuit k farm. un- i r:r2 r--L I Casualties Make Pay Hike Sure WASHINGTON (UPD -With American casualties in Viet Nam mounting, there was little doubt that the House would vote today to give servicemen a pay raise far beyond the figure recommended by President Johnson. It was almost a certainty that the members would overwhelmingly approve a bill to boost the salaries of all officers and enlisted men by an average of 10.7 per cent. The total annual cost would climb from an immediate $1 billion a year to about $1.5 billion annually. The administration had proposed an across-the-board hie of 5 per cent and that only for officers Bnd those enlisted men with more than two years service. Enlisted men with less than two years mostly draftees would receive a 2.7 per cent raise. Cost to the taxpayer would be about half of that contained in the bill the House was expected to pass. The 10.7 per cent raise was the figure arrived at by the House Armed Services Committee, which disregarded the wishes of the administration and went down the line with Its chairman. Rep. L. Mendel Rivers, S. C. Rivers proposed the 10.7 figure early this year and termed the administration proposal as "disgracefully inadequate." Ma-brush" ' Jf Full size Iiair brush folds into pocket or purse BI-RITE PAY-LESS DRUG STORES RAILROAD AT DURBIN 147 SO. CENTER V E V; H J v. O Free-Spending GIs Raise Havoc With Viet Economy Posadeno, Colif. POSITION OF MARS PHOTOS: This is a mosaic of the first three Mariner IV photos showing overlay of photos one and two, relative position of photo three to photos one and two, and the Martian coordinates. Prepared by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Calt,ech, Pasadena (UPI Telephoto). 10th Picture of Mars on Way PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) -The U.S. Mariner-4 spacecraft, its spectacular "fly-by" of Mars completed, continued the workhorse phase of its job Monday in sending back to earth more pictures of the red planet. Reception of the ninth of the scheduled 21 closeup photographs was completed at 2:54 a.m., PDT, (5:54 a.m., EDT, Monday and the tenth was on its way. All 21 pictures should be in hand at earth receiving stations by Saturday, according to Dr. William II. Pickering, director of Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Each picture, received in the form of digital data from the spacecraft's tape recorder, takes more than eight hours in transmission. The photos were recorded and stored on tape in Mariner-4 when it passed within 10,000 miles of Mars last Wednesday. Ambassador Home VIENTIANE, Laos. (UPI) -U. S. Ambassador William Sullivan left Monday for Washington for what embassy sources said were routine consultations with Slate Department officials. It was his first trip home since he took over the post here last December. JPL officials released the first three pictures to news media but decided to withhold the remaining ones indefinitely pending further study by teams of investigators. Scientists said they needed more time to come to conclusions about Mars and declined to speculate about the exact nature of markings on the first three snapshots. These photos showed seemed to be an enormous haze on the Martian horizon, a mysterious W-shaped smudge, and what ap- Air Force Plans Twin Soy Satellites CAPE KENNEDY (UPD -The Air Force Monday prepared an Atlas-Agena rocket for another attempt early Tuesday to orbit tuo new nuclear detection satellites and a hitchhiking moonlet. The shot, called off early Monday because of guidance system problems, was rescheduled for a 43-minute period starting at 3 a.m. EST (4 a.m. EDT). The twin 524-pound watchdog satellites will join four others patrolling space for violations of the limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed with Russia two years ago. pearcd to be a craterlike depression. The pictures will probably be run again from the spacecraft's tape recorder in order to clear up any garbling and to verify initial reception. Wilson Plans Visit to Moscow LONDON (UPD-Prime Minister Harold Wilson may go to Moscow in the fall for a "little summit" with Kremlin leaders, ptlitical sources indicated Monday. The purpose of the mission would be to promote the resumption of the East-West dialogue on co-existence strategy. London and Moscow have been in contact "through diplomatic channels" recently. These contacts are to continue, the sources said. Behind the planned visit lies Wilson's determination to push ahead by every possible means for improved East-West relationsbeyond the more immediate issue of the Viet Nam conflict. However, Pravda, the party organ strongly attacked Britain's labor leaders Sunday for their support of American Viet Nam policy. liy JOSKI'M I., GALLOWAY SAIGON UPI - In this war torn country where a family of five can live on less than $."( a month, the free wheeling American CI with his fistful of dollars is king. And he's producing some k'ng size headaches for both the South Vietnamese and American governments. The 75.0(H) American servicemen stationed in Viet Nam are paid in good old U. S. dollars, and with characteristic abandon tlev spread them around. Each time the American paymasters set no their desks and start disbursing the month's wanes, the Vietnamese government sets up a desk alongside which offers to convert the dollars into Vietnamese piastres at the official rate of about 73 piastres to the dollar. Rep. Bray Says Army Reserves to Ee Called WASHINGTON (UPI -Continued escalation of the war in Viet Nam almost surely will make it necessary to call up the military reserves, Rep. William G. Bray, R-Ind., said today. Bray, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said in an interview that eight reserve divisions were in a "fairly good state of training and numbers." He made the "educated guess" that if there is a call-up, it would be from among these high priority infantry divisions: The 2(th in Massachusetts, 23th in Pennsylvania, 38lh in Indiana, 42nd in New York, and 47th in Minnesota. The 30th armored division in Tennessee, the 50th armored in New Jersey, and the 30th Mechanized Division in North Carolina also were among the eight mentioned by Bray. I The Cl's swarm past him, pausing only to grin if a green sold'er actually converts some oi his money at the official rate. The old hands know better. As the payday crowds swarm down Saigon's Tu Do S'.reet on their way to the bars, cabarets, tailor shops and souvenir stores the black market money men go into action. "Hey Joe. You change money," is the universal cry. The GI turns h i s American dollars over to the illicit money men and gels the black market exchange rale of anywhere from 130 to 110 piastres per dollar. Thus begins the headache of the American government. For the most part this flood of U. S. green goes into the stream of French capital fleeing Viet Nam and heading bf"k to France. The French, w it li their sizeable investments in Vietnamese land and industry, want to see their money safely back home in a French bank. Tiie American dollar offers the best method at hand. It is stable and, thanks to the servicemen, is readily available. Once the smucclers have the dollars back home in France, they join the largo stocks of green that French President Charles de Gaulle keeps exchanging for American gold. In this way the frontline servicemen contribute to the fiscal Helps Solve 3 Biggest FALSE TEETH Worries and Problems A little PASTEETH sprinkled on your dentures does all this: (1) Helps hold false teeth more firmly In plare; (21 Holds them more comfortahly; (31 Lets you bite up to 35 hBrder without discomfort. FASTEETH Powder ltallcnlme (non-acid). Won't sour. No gummy, gooey, pn.ity tni or feellni?! Avoid embarrassment. Get PASTEETH at all drug counters. problems of their government. 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