Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 1, 1966 · 4
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 4

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Friday, April 1, 1966
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4. E OaJ0an52i:Crlbuiit --- Fri., April 1,1 966 t j VICTORIOUS PRIME MINISTER LIGHTS CIGAR FOR SINGER LORD SUTCH Harold Wilson headed toward landslide win over Tories. (AP)' 230,000 Yanks Now In Viet Nam . WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials -report that American ground "forces in South Viet . Nam increased by 15,000 men during. March to a new total of 230,000 about 75,000 below the Korean War peak. The new total is only 5,000 short of the figure currently authorized for deployment in Viet Nam by Secretary of Defense Kobert S. McNamara. N Including offshore units, the over-all U.S. forces in and about South Viet Nam totals more than 300,000. During the Korean War, U.S. troops and supporting elements in Japan and elsewhere reached a maximum of 473,000. ' Defense Department officials, reporting this Thursday, said they do not expect a significant increase in draft quotas. This is Because, they said, volunteer enlistments have been running at a relatively high level. It would be impossible, how ever, to- predict exact manpow er requirements for the future, the officials added. The Pentagon announced this week a 34,- 600 draft call for May, all for the Army. This was about 13,000 more than April's call. Other calls this year? January 38,280, .including 8,900 Marines; February ' 29,400, including 3,000 Marines, and March 22,400, including 5,000 Marines. . Class Offered For piabetics - A series of classes, "Living With Diabetes," will be offered at Oakland .Technical Adult School, Broadway and 42nd Street, beginning April 14. Classes will be held from 7:30 to.9:30 p.m. each Thursday. The course, co-sponsored by - fKn A 1 fjmwi O-Znn fro fncf o Ti abetes Association, is planned tor aauii aiaDeucs , ana aauit members of their families. The course will be limited in size to . encourage free discussion. -- Further information may be o b t a i n e d by contacting the school office. ,. on-Pilot Brings Copter Bade Safe SAIGON (AP) - Pfc. Orvel L. McKee is a helicopter crew chief: - . Wednesday he became a pilot. flying' a bullet-riddled chopper 25 miles out of heavy combat after the pilot and copilot had been wounded. He had never flown any type of aircraft before. The incident was part of 1st Air Cavalry division action in the central highlands southwest of Pleiku, where U.S. forces f o u g ft t .a bloody battle with what was believed to be two battalions of North Vietnamese regulars. A flight of helicopters from the division's lslSquadron, 9th Cavalry, had put its load of infantrymen down in a landing zone only a short distance from the Cambodian border when the choppers, came under heavy fire. The pilot aboard McKee's helicopter was hit and knocked un-c o ns c i o u s. The copilot was wounded, but was able to lift the crippled ship out of the landing zone and to start circling overhead. He radioed for help but no reply could be heard. McK e e, from Farmington, N.M., was the only other man aboard the chopper "and the only one who hadn't been wounded.' Moving forward, he dragged the pilot out of his seat' and administered first aid, which medical authorities .later credited with saving the "pilot's life. f. . . ' : . v " (FV? v v , .') !7) ir .1 f V Labor Rolls To Impressive Poll Victory Continued from Page 1 gram for years," he said, "and they all know about it." Wilson also hinted, at tougher action against the rebel regime of Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith." Heath, after keeping silent all night though the outcome had long been clear, issued a formal statement conceding his party had lost.' -. "The British people have given their verdict," he said, ''it is now clear the Labor party will form the next government. One of the new Parliament's first tasks after it meets April 12 win be to approve a budget for the coming year. "One of the first things, the new government will do will be to take a new hard look at Brit ain's, overseas expenditure, especially on such things as keeping our troops in Germany," said Wilson's treasury chief, James Callaghan, after he was re-elected in a Cardiff District. " Britain maintains about 45,000 troops in West Germany and successive governments have come under pressure in the press and in Parliament to trim the force for the sake of economy. The Laborites are committed to bring Britain's foreign trade into balanceby the end of the year.-. ' ' . The government is also faced with paying back $2.52 billion borrowed from international banks to meet the accumulated deficits of J964-5. Repayment is due by 1970. Crippling Rail Strike Spreads Over 38 States Continued from Page 1 the court headed by Judge Da vid h. Bazelon that Holtzoff s order was illegal' because it amounted to a finding of contempt without a trial. And he argued that the broth- . The wounded copilot lapsed into a state of senuconscious-ness, barely ablelo keep the craft aloft. After treating-the pilot,. McKee moved . forward again to aid the copilotrHe gave him medical treatment, then slipped behind the controls of the helicopter himselt. In addition to the facf he had never piloted an aircraft before, McKee had a badly damaged ship on his hands. The hydraulic system had been knocked out by an enemy round. This system acts like power steering and veteran pilots say maneuv ering a chopper without the hy draulic aid is, a giant job for two soundmen. , McKee, who is in 20s, pointed the heliopter toward Olei Me, about 25 miles away. He continued to radio for help but heard nothing. Later it was discovered that the radio receiver also had been knocked out of commission. Another cavalry helicopter heard the call this time, however, and raced toward McKee's carft to serve as a guide for the first-time pilot. At Plei Me, McKee gingerly edged the helicopter down to a safe landing. On the ground, 23 bullet holes were counted in the helicopter. "I didn't realize anything was wrong until he started to land," said a ground crewman. "He was a little shaky." Ogawa to Join City Council by his father-in-law and has been active in a number of civic activities. - He is a board member of the Oakland YMCA, the San Francisco Bay Area Boy Scout Council, and the Oakland Chamber' of Commerce. He heads the lat-ter's World Trade committee. Ogawa also is first vice president of the International Institute of Alameda County, treasurer of the Gukuoka '.'Sister City" Society of Oakland and is a director of the Northern California Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the East Oakland Rotary Club and the Japanese Society of San Francisco. He has been a member of the Alameda County Farm Bureau, the American Association of Nurseymen, the National Shade Tree Conference, the California, Association of Nurserymen, the American Forestry Association and the Lake Merritt Businessmen's Garden Club.; Ogawa is married, resides at 11041 Ettrick St., and has a son, Alan, 19, who is studying business administration at San Francisco State College. A native of Lodi, Ogawa was educated in Stockton and Modesto schools and has an honorary degree of bachelor of garden science from California State plytechnic College. Cattle State Nebraska is the third largest cattle-producing state. erhood's strike is perfectly legal. ; Francis Shea, on behalf of the railroads, countered that "all that's involved here is temporary restraint; the notion that it's a finding of contempt is nonsense." , ' Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz said he foresaw no immediate end to the stoppage. He appealed to the union on the basis of "a very great national in terest" to end the strike. Strike Keeps SP Service Disrupted Southern Pacific Company's transcontinental passenger trains remained snarled today by the strike against eight other major rail. oads. " Officials of the General Motors and Ford Motor Co., assembly plants in Fremont and Milpitas, respectively, said their operations will be affected if the strike continues through the weekend. Parts to keep the as- s e m b 1 y lines moving are trapped on the strikebound freight trains. The crack City of San Francisco could go east only as far as Ogden, Utah. About 100 passengers bound for points east of there yesterday continued their trips by other, means. The westbound "City," due in Oakland today, was caught by the strike on Union Pacific lines at Omaha, Neb. Breezes Blow Smog from Skies Continued from Page 1 and Livermore was just one degree cooler. The mercury reached 76 just before noon in San Francisco and then began to dip. San Rafael and Redwood City both sweltered through 87 degree weather. ' The air was dirtiest in Redwood City where the pollutant count read .30. Sanleandro had .22, Port Chicago .19, San Francisco .16, and San Rafael .08. Houlihan fir Court On Monday Continued from Page 1 ords he may have. He' jaid' he intends to appear. PU The m ay or said last The mayor went to New York last, week to participate in a mayor s roundtable discussion. From there he went last weekend directly to Santa Barbara, where he is a consultant for the Center For the Study of Democratic Institutions, then went to Washington from there on Monday, he said. In Washington," Houlihan was (accompanied by Mayor-designate John Reading- and City Manager Jerome Keithley at a meeting of the National League of Cities' executive committee. MET AT AIRPORT .Las night' the mayor was met at San Francisco International Airport by newsmen who bombarded him with questions on the tangled Whitlock case. He said he was unable to make any statement on "the matter, adding that he wanted to consult further with his attorney, Chester Caldecott. 'J However, he vigorously denied a "hint thaf he had been "flouting the court", by his con tinued absence. "I'm an officer of the ,court, an attorney." the mayor said "I regard a court statement with deference. However, on Wednesday, "Judge Wagler in a rare legal action, issued a series ot cita tions, valid through April 8, which would compel the may or's apperance in court as soon as he was served. WARRANT SERVED That serving was performed efficiently and brusquely last night by plainclothesman Herb Dobberpuhl of the sheriff's civil warrant division. A b u r I y 240-pounder, he plowed through newsmen and rocked the mayor aback as he identified himself and thrust the papers into Houlihan's hands. "I'll accept your service," the mayor said quietly. Later, Houlihan remarked to reporters, "He-came in like a blocking halfback, didn t he? Looking a bit red-eyed, t he mayor, said he had slept during most of the 5-hour jetliner ride. Also on the plane v was Keithley. Reading had returned by an earlier flight. After the confusion, the may-1 or went alone to the downstairs luggage counter where he was met by his wife, Emily. They kissed, and left the terminal. , Kin of Mob Aid LOS ANGELES (AP) - Life has returned to normal at 5132 Olga Ave. in suburban Cypress Almost. Missing from the small, neat home is Larry Gomez, killed by a Negro mob March IL when a riot broke out as he was .delivering bottled water on his route in Watts. ; . ' - For a time, right after the funeral, Larry's older children were "bitter.-There was talk among Mexican-Americans in the neighborhood - of reprisals against Negroes. . Two persons, Dan Doyle, 22, and Jimmy Smith, 17 have been arrested in connection with the slaying. SCOLDED BVTlOTHER The children heard the talk of reprisals and there was hate in their tear-reddened eyes. Their mother scolded them. "God would not want you to feel that way, and your father wouidn t either, she said. Helen Gomez, 37, told of the incident ih an interview at her home. With her were Steven, 11, Linda, 10 Jimmy, 7, Cathy, 3, and Alice, 17 months. The onlyvisible reminder of her husband was a trophy with the inscription: "Larry (Go-Go) Gomez, Sparkletts man of the year 1965." "I've really been doing all right," said Mrs. Gomez. "Everyone has been wonderful." MANY DONATIONS In death Larry Gomez has become a public figure. Four hundred letters,, from as far away as London, nave come to his widow with donations totaling more, than 15,000. "Mostly they thank me for not having hatred in my heart," said Mrs. Gomez, "for not poisoning the minds of my children.." Many donations have come from' Negroes. Mrs. Gomez hopes the gifts mostly $5 and $W, with four $100 checks and her husband's $10,000 GI insurance will enable her to avoid having to hunt a job. "Larry and I always felt my place was in the home," she said. ' Blast Kills 3 Continued from Page 1 adjoins "North Viet Nam's bor- The destroyer Robison shelled a Viet Cong camp in the Saigon river delta in support of the U.S. Marines' operation Jack-stay and spotters said 30 structures were destroyed. - A collection of 175 Viet Cong huts eight miles "northeast of Quang Ngai was reported left wrecked or burning from a 32-shell bombardment by the des-t r o ye r Richard Anderson. Four Sampans werejunk.1 ' ,. Air Force pilots said a giant fireball billowed dense black smoke into the air after they attacked a camp 15 miles south of Da Nang. Presumably they hit an ammunition or fuel dump. Good flying weather returned over North Viet Nam Thursday after several days of clouds and Air Force and Navy pilots executed 50 missions. Targets included a convoy of 40 trucks spotted on a highway south of Vinh. A spokesman said they destroyed or crippled 25. .The central highlands fight that flared Wednesday between North Vietnamese soldiers and U.S. 1st Air Cavalry division troopers flickered out at the Cambodian frontier. The 2nd Brigade of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, virtually .X-.-A .v.-.-lv. aw ft- Mist: unopposed on a sweep across my. tunnels and seized consid-rubber plantation country 25 erable . equipment including 55 miles northwest of Saigon, re- mines and 7,200 rounds of small ported it has destroyed 73 ene- arms ammunition. ; Woman Dead Six Weeks Billed for Back Rent SHIPSTON, England (AP) -The Shipston County Council is trying to collect $21.70 in rent for the six weeks Winifred Rae's body lay in the cottage she rented from the council. Mrs. Rae, 72, lived alone. She died in February but her body wasn't discovered for six weeks. Her rent had been .paid up to her death. On Friday, the day she was buried, the bill for six additional weeks was delivered to h er daughter, Gwedoline Buckley.' "It's so shocking I'm going to take it up with my member of Parliament," said Mrs. Buckley. "I haven't been to work for three weeks. I might have some difficulty paying my own rent, let alone hers. Mrs. Buckley said she hadn't been alarmed at not hearing from her mother because they lived in different towns, neither had telephones, and they were . ...... ..- , Mr. SMITH presents PROFESSOR HENRY HIGGINS . . th hat that is sweeping the country! The hat for every "Fair Lady" to give her favorite man this, season , . , the dapper Henry Higgins by RESISTOL Lots of tweedy swagger at 4.95 to 7.95 " ' . OAKLAND STOJtE: 14th & Broadway and all 15 Smiths stores. Shotf Oakland. Monday, Thursday, Friday 'til 9 i Yanks r- often out of touch for weeks at a time. "These matters have to be settled," said i spokesman for the County Council. "We also could have asked for an additional four weeks' rent because the required, four weeks' advance notice of quiiting a property was not given." Identity Cards for Nepal Nationals KATHMANDU, Nopal (UPI) The government is issuing identity cards to Nepalese nationals engaged in trading across the Tibetan- border, official sources said today. The sources said the move was aimed at checking infiltration of refugees from Tibet into this Himalayan border state. Some of the Tibetan refugees were suspected of being Communist agents and passing into India. NUI A TTnlVlrEK s- Yank Lauds Courage of Younasters ,uuuuueu uuui i age a thnunh T lrnpw T was hlirtina HIVUgU " O them. "T h e y were damn gutsy kids." 't-."' "An 'American officer, badly hurt, was gritting his teeth as the medics worked on him. He1 said, 'I can't make a cry at all in front of those kids. What an' example!" ., , , UI ine men wnu were ui uie building with him, Turner noted: . , - "There was' no running, no hysterics. They acted like good professional men." Grange to Oppose -Farm Price Curbs ORONO, Maine (AP) - An official of the National Grange says his organization will op- nncA snv attpmht hu the onvem. ment to place price controls on farm products. ' , Harry L. Graham, Grange legislative director, said that iwent increases in the nripp. of food are normal and that the government should not invoke food price controls as an anti-inflationary device.

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