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3. A urn U4 The Tribune i Recommends u.u 1 By hIl EOYIE NEW YORK (AP) He came to the end of a tired road just 20 -years ago this weekend. He cautiously raised his ate what they ate, wore what they wore, slept in foxholes as they did. And from the depths of his soul he despised and hated He described it as a "per petual weight that is compounded of fear and death and dirt and noise and anguish." To him the only glorious thing about war was the wistful cam 11 vtu vii miij miwim of Ie Shima in the far Pacific. A Japanese sniper hit him in the -Jeft temple and Ernie, Pyle died both the grief and ufl of being alive.He usually had a cold, and he suffered from secondary anto something only a few battlefront doctors knew.

No man I ever met could win affection and respect quicker. He had an instinctive well of -human sympathyfor people in trouble. who are people always Jg Instinctively sensed that' kindness in him, They liked him, too, be-; cause he was even more scared than they write by danger Continued Page CoL 1 admired as Ithe greatest of tie combat newsa -Ernie's memory has endured well. Over the years, hundreds of people have asked meWhat-t was Ernie Pyle really like?" ITey have forgotten some of the famous" generals; they still remember Ernie, He was a man well worth re- -membering. He was of medium height, slenderrancU-wsighed about ljjKlundiverbis-bald ing, grizzled hair he usually wore only a fatigue hat; because his helmet feltjtoo heavy.

He had bright blue, eyes in a lelfthery-crinkly face and looked like a wise elf eyes that saw Ernie Pyle. He was their eyes and ears with their boys at the front in World War II. He was as different from the mosttamous correspondent of World War I Richard Hard- ing Davis as cornbread is from caviais Davis, handsome as a matinee idol, milled' nf high society and was one of the (best-dressed men of hisr day. H6 hobnobbed with generals, took a anvas -bathtub with him when he, went into the field, and-wrote of war glamorously. He almost seemed to love war.

7 Ernie, an fex-fambojr from Indiana, stayed with Ihe troops, UAKLAND rRIMARY ELECTION April 20, 1965 -mayor Jonn c. Houlihan jCOUNCILMEN -V 4 Robert Osborne AUDITOR-CONTROLLER. SCHOOL DIRECTORS l-4ortnxo N. Hoopt 2 W. Elwyn Dunstifr araderie with which men together ity in the performance of a the death he had felt he would all' along a soldier's death.

His passing brought fresh sor-row'tto'a Tiohieland Already in mourning for President Franklin P. Roosevelt, who had died a -few days before. -For no rotter newspaperman in history, had touted the heart of the American people as did it knit lone- in seamless common and dangerous mission. It was my fortune to go through four campaigns with Pyle along with Don Whitehead, whom Ernie himself warmly Jr head. ESTABLISHED I 3 ami a.

undwy X-4Aiin RootCornefltt ERNIE PYIE $2.25 A MONTH 3 Carl Dtthow Jr 5 Margartt Fair Hiyti -v 7 Chtryl Klalnhammer rorr una immmiu THE WEATHER STORY BAY AREA Rain tonight or tomorrow. Continutd mild tomporaturei. Low tonight 50 to 55. Southerly winds ineraat ing tonight 5 to IS m.p.h. FEBRUARY 2t.

1874 OAKLAN.D,, CALIFORNIA 10 DAILY, 25 SUNDAY 16, 1965 VOL. 179, NO. .106 mmm'mm FRIDAY, APRIL Trtbvnt pholo by Bill Cffiich Pilot, Annou In. 'Like a Stone' Wreckage of tSFO helicopter lies on San Francisco's Embarcadero after plunging from altitude of 800 feet today. The pilot and his passenger were, injured but no one on ground ncer rash 0) aans v.

1 i I v. 4 CJ 'Round-Clock Bombing by U.S. Planes SAIGON (UPI) About 150 U.S. Navy and Air Force planes blasted six bridges North Viet Nam today in around-the-clock raids on the Communist country. At least five bridges were destroyed.

The sixtlrwas hidden by 4 dust cloud which mush roomed overhead when(it was nit. ino aircrau were iosl Ah Air Force spokesman said about 70 Air Force planes de stroyed bridges at Kim Cuong, Trai Hoi and Phil nien Chun in the southern part of North Viet. Nam. One span of each of the three bridges was wrecked, rendering them useless. The spokesman, CoL Edwin J.

Witzenburger, 45pf -said that after today's strike the North Vietnamese will have to go back to sampans (fishing boats." He said all the Air Force F105's returned safely to their bases, after droppingabout 120 tons of bombs. A Navy spokesman said Navy planes used Bullpup missiles to strike a bridge at Bai Due J. 2ENTNER CO. byuyii I i pi Ji; I YY SFO Craft Almost Hits Freeway An SFO helicopter carrying one passenger crashed on the San-Francisco waterfront this morning. The copter narrowly missed the busy Embarcadero Skyway as it "dropped like a stone" fronran altitude of 800 feet.

The craft came down in the side yard of the Marine Terminals Corporation opposite Pier 18, bounced once and landed upside down at the edge of The Embarcadero. The Reginald Dunster, and the passenger, radio announcer, E.7 T. Matson. who broadcasts under the name Ted Taylor, bothescaped with minor injuries, SECOND OF DAY It was the second accident suffered by the helicopter airline in less than 24 hours. 1 Last night, a similar craft on a training flight from Lafayette to Oakland, was forced to make an emergency landing in the Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

In this morning's crash, Dunster, 43, a veteran fought a desperate battle to steer his disabled craft over the congested Skyway and Embarcadero into the Bay. he saw. hft r-n i. iY -z1 -jj, p'. -Y; Thon in North Viet Nam.

It was the first time these air-to-. surface missiles had been used against the Vietnamese Reds -The Bullpup is a 600found snM flip! vfauallv tntlrfpH tnic- was hurff in IF JJoh't Put Away Your Umbrella Rain, already one inch more than normal this season in Oak land, will continue tonight and tomorrow and threatens to stick around for Easter Sunday. The Weather Bureau predicts a 50 per cent chance of rain tonight and 70 per cent tomorrow. So far this season, 17.M inches of rain have been recorded at Metropplitan Oakland Interna tional' Airport, nearly one men above normai and ix inches more than had fallen last year at this time. Yesterday .78 of an inch peltr ed downtown Oakland with .30 of an inch recorded at theair- port.

Orinda reported 1.74, Walnut, Creek .82 and Martinez .71. There was .47 of an inch in San Francisco. The forecast calls for continued occasional rain through tomorrow. Small craft warnings are posted for westerly winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour. The present storm, blamed.

on a low pressure system off the Northern California coast, has caused heavy rains atong parts of the north coast. Crescent City got 1.78 inches yesterday, Eureka J.76, and Fort Bragg 1.33. Southerly winds reached 55 miles an hour at PL Reyes. Minor Damage in 3-County Temblor RIVERSIDE W-Only minor damage is reported from an earthquake ia threeounty area yesterday. A a.W sile.

Aoout do XNavy mve-oomoers hit three highway bridges, while om vutci puiiico lien euyyun. and protective missions. "The bridges were all on North Viet Nam's National 12 near the point where the road turns into neighboring Laos to serve as an infiltration route for men and arms on their way to South Viet Nam. Russ Build Missile Pad Near Hanoi i By RAYMOND LAWRENCE Foreign Ntws Analyst The danger of a direct Soviet-American military clash in Viet Nam appeared greater today. The United States has learned that a site for Russian high-altitude anti-aircraft missiles is under construction near Hanoi, capital of North Viet Nam.

The State Department confirmed the report today and other sources in Washington said the Russian weapons were either en route or actually in North Viet Nam. Washington authorities as sume that Russians will launch the surface-to-air weapons, cap able ofaltitudes up to 100,000 feet, since North Viet Nam has no technicians trained in such sophisticated missiles. The threat of Soviet military involvement, as well as Red Chinese for some time has spurred numerous efforts to gel peace talks going. Today Britain and the United States are considering a proposed international conference on Cambodia as a possible scene for consultations on a negotiated settlement of the Vietnamese The original suggestion came from U.N. Secretary "General "Thanti Red China has ruled out any participation by Thant or the U.N.

in peace talks but, along with the Soviet Union and France, has 'approved a Cambodia conference. Thus, Britain, which is 'taking the lead in promoting peace discussions while at the same time supporting policy in Viet Nam, is trying to obviate Communist objections to acceptable peace terms or. even a cease-fire by resorting to the stage of a Cambodian conference. The AP, apparently quoting Washington military sources, Continued Page 2, CoL 7 roreignnnps Postponed By President JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP)r- President Johnson disclosed today he is" postponing indefinitely all discussion ot possible foreign trips.

The action was attributed tothe heavy work load of Congress and the situation in Viet Nam. This. was announced by the President's- press secretary, George E. Reedy, who also said Johnson is trying to keep Washington visits by foreign leaders to a minimum in the months ahead. As a result, Reedy said, planned visits by Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri of India and President Mohammed Ayub Khan of will be scheduled for the fall instead of this spring.

Johnson, who Is spending-the holiday weekend at his ranch home near here with Secretary of Defense and Mrs. Robert S. McNamara, authorized a White House statement; Midwestern Flood Christians, JeWs Note Holy Days Danger Increases Communist North Viet Nam claimed its Mtiaircraft guns shot down seveji By the Aneciatad Pren dom's most majestic cathedral others. Today's raid was a followup strike to a raid during the night by 'South Vietnamese fighter- bombers the second after dark assault of the air war. A government spokesman said the nrnDplW driven Slrvrairf, reach the water, Dunster said he decided to land in the yard next to the Marine Terminals.

'LITTLE YARD' "There was traffic on the Embarcadero," Dunster said. "I saw this little yard and went in there." Three workmen were In the as the copter came down. Jack Berghousrof 1325 Crestwood South San Fran- Cisco, one of the workmen, gave this account of the crash: "I heard this, popping noise, looked up and saw the copter Continued Page 2, CoI. WHERE JO FIND IT Aitrology Aunt Elti 51 Bridge ....23 Classified Ads .30 Comici 50. 'Crossword Puiile 30 Editorial ..24 Bill Fiset Yl Focus ..25 Ann Landers Mariinei 25 Perry Phillips Riesel 24 Sports ......45 Theaters 16, 17 TV and Radio ..........22 Vitals ,...43 Weather 43 World of Women .......27 SPECIALS The Savage Cell V.

7 Mearn to Read 51 Lenten Thought ..44 tvfew mm r. Continued Page CoL 3 nki tup Not Ready for War-Cana man journaust reung nnas waves and Ice more time soak and batter the dikes." to The twin cities were getting 'the worst of floods on iiie upper Mississippi and its tributaries which have driven an estimated 31000 persons from the homes in five states. Minnesota Gov. Karl Rolvaag estimated damage in his, state alone at $36 million $23 million to public pnd private prop erty and $13 million to federal aid are! very preliminary figures," he said. The big river, which normal ly lazes along at a three-foot level here, roared along at 25,9 feet today.

About 93 billion gal ions of water a day gushed past The 150-fooMong Navy Island bridge was torn loose last light in St. Paul and washed down stream in pieces. About 800 per sons were out of tneir nomes in the St. Paul ai'ea and water covered the roofs of. many i in suburban Lilydale.

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul were under states of emergency. The Mississippi, fed by thaw ing snows left by one of the bit terest winters in history, was flood all the way to Missouri? Refugees were out of their homes and emergency measures were in effect in Mirmeosla, Wi-consin, Iowa, Illinois and Mis souri PAUL, Minn. (UPI) A cold snap held up the highest flood crest on tecord on the upper Mississippi River today and increased the danger to the dikes and Jevees protecting St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The U.S. leather Bureau, which had predicted a 27-foot crest at the Twin Cities tonight, said the Good Friday cold would hold' up. the flood's high, water mark until Tuesday. Then the crest; at an 'expected 26.9 feet, will hold for three to five days. Joseph Weather Bureau river specialist, increases the danger.

It gives Guess Who Forgot Hs Tax Returns LAS (AP) The Internal Revenue Service charges that James Charles Handy failed to file income tax returns for 1958, 1959 and During that time, agents said Thursday, Handy had an income of $109,000. Handy, of Las Vegas, ped his occupation' as income tax consultant! From the cobbled streets of i ancient Jerusalem to' Christen- FAT CHANCE TEMPERATURES Wmr prfod mtn9 at mm todiy) Oak. Downtown 59 55 J8 Airport .....60 55 .30 S.F. Downtown 69 54 .47 Airport .....63 54; .53 SEASONAL RAINFALL Lait Dftt Normal Oak. Arp.

17.58 16.60 11.44 S.F. Arpt. 19.92 17.56 11.86 'ft dom's most majestic cathedrals, millions of Christians observed Good Friday to commemorate the agony of Jesus. Thousands of Christian pilgrims streamed into Rome and the Holy Land to spend the closing days of Holy Week and the long austerity of Lentf in these two hallowed places. 'The solemn commemoration ends Easter Sunday in joyous-acclamation of the Resurrection.

While worshipers in the Jordanian sector, of Jerusalem thronged the Churph of the Holy Sepukher, traditionally held as the site of Christ's marble tomb, Jews in neighboring Israel and around the world ushered in at sundown the weeklong festival of Passover. At family seder feasts they retold the of the Israelite exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and consumed matzoh, the traditional unleavened bread to symbolize the haste of the flight. In Rome, Pope Paul VI removed his shoes and prostrated himself fate down before a crucifix in a sunset service in the Basilica of St Mary Major to lead the world's half billion Roman. Catholics in Good Friday services, Stricken from the Good Friday prayers at the Pope's 'request were references that Continued Page 2, CoL 4 no wv-w-war xeeung.rage j. Old at IS-Expert no diseases are caused by mere passage of time.

Page Perry PhUUpsOne ticketVwinner buys drink for anotheryand the whole house Pageir Bob MacKeazie He finds a Haley Mills film is pleasant, placid and corny. Page IS, Brtakley and the Press-TV newsman says his medium can never hope to match news-' Mayor Supported Lead edk torial recommends that Johrr Houlihan be Cce. Page2t.

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