Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 16, 1966 · Page 16
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16 fHE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1966 \ • Jacoby On Bridcie HOW PARTNERS CAN FA1.L OIT Bj- Oswald ft James Jacoby Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Jim: "Here is a hand that almost caused a fight In Waco, Tex, last month. South and West were both experts, playing with weak partners." Oswald: "The normal play at three no-trump is for East to rise with the ace of hearts and [ return the nine. South will lake : three clubs, leaving the high, i club in dummy; cash the ace- j king of diamonds to see if the, | fjueen will drop, enter dummy with the last club and try the r Weit NOETH U 4QJ7 VK6 • J642 «AQS2 EAST 46532 V A9 • Q 10 9 8 SOtlTH (D) 4A1094 V J43 • AK 4KJ108 Both vulnerable North East South IN.T. 8N .T. Pass Pass WEST 4kK8 • 753 • 75 PUIS Pass Opening lead THEY HAVE CHILD BACK—Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bacon, found In home of a woman who had lost a baby about a month ago, Is pictured with his parents at Deiu'er, Colo. Infant was taken from hospital nursery Nov. 12. (AP Wirephoto) How American Supplies Reach Reds In Viet Nam provinces from a Saigon rice spade finesse. West will take his king and cash three heart tricks ! t^niformed for down one. South will make the last trick with the ace of spades," Jim: "Th&t'a just what happened at most tables. This South went down two. It seems that lEast huddled before playing the ace of hearts. Then, when he returned the nine, West said, 'Nice work.' South glared at West and Bald, 'I assume you hold the king of spades for that remark.' West replied, 'Now that you ask, I sure do.' " By i'llED S. HOKXi^MN SAIGON. South Viet Nam CAP) — Rounding a bend, tlie I Vietnamese driver wrenched his mill. old truck to a slithering halt in a ' These ave three typical ways cloud of red dust. Five black- in which foodstuffs, pharmaceu- men blocked the ticals and other goods provided by American funds find their way to the Viet Cong. And this is only one of the many leaks turned up by an Associated Pi'css reporting team ' road. The driver climbed wordlessly from his cab. Arguing with the Viet Cong could be fatal, A few minulos later, the truck rolled on again, lighter by 20 which investigated the problem bags of rice. The bags, embla- 1 all the way from Washington to zoned with the red, white and the Vietnamese fighting fronts, blue handclasp insignia of U.S. I fhe team concluded that AID, already were disappearing t^eft, black marketeering, bri- into the jungle on the backs of jjery, kickbacks and various bearers. : other kinds of wrongful wheel- Some 25 mUes from this Viet ; j^g and dealing in the Viet Nam Cong "tax collection" road-; ^^^^ h^ve been costing U.S. tax- l)Iock, a while-shirted youth pavers at least half a million Oswald: "West's first remark walisod into a Saigon pharmacy dollars a day. was wrong but Soutii's question ^ and bouglU a Iwttle of antibiotic was a frightful breech of ethics. What happened?" Jtn: "South cashed the ace and king of diamonds first. West played the five and then the three while East dropped the ten and tlien the nine. Then South ran four clubs stopping in his own hand and West discarded a heart and the eight of spades. South threw West in, ..... ^^..^ 1- — — -— —- ^ ,,:„„ found, among oUier things, spot checkmg. more than 1.250,000 pounds of U.S. AID rice — enough to feed ' a guerrilla division for two months. The sacks still bore the names of the American exporters, including Connell Rice & Sugar Co. of Houston. Tex., and Rivi- TEXICO Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dean Hickey and children of Rockford visited recently with Mrs. Louella Hickey and Elzia Hickey and other relatives, and near Salem with Mr. and Mrs. Ivon Hickey. Mrs. Eva McGinnis and and daughter of California visited recently with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Shafcr of DeKalb have returned to their home after visiting last week wilh relatives. On their way home they visited with Mr. and Mrs. George Beal in Mowequa. Visitors last week with Mr. and Mrs. Harold McKinney were, Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Shafer, Mrs. Kathy McKinney, Mrs. Rose Marie Blankcnship and Mrs. Anita Huston, Debbie and Junior. Those spending Sunday in Mt. wiUi the queen of henrts, said 'Surprise!' and produced the seven of diamonds to give his Partner the last two tricks witli diamonds. Down two, instead of ttte usual one." Osweld: "West certainly out- pnarted South but South had no right to get mad. After his ques- tabJct.s. No questions were asked. Tlie youth didn't have to present u proscription. He simply pocketed tlie pills and left. In time, and by a circuitous route, the drugs reached the Communists fighting in the jungle. The U.S. 196th Light Infantry U.S. officials readily acknowledged the diversion of American AID goods to the Viet Cong. They say there is no way to pinpoint, or even estimate, the dollar value of the losses. This is because much of the, goods passes into Vietnamese [ commercial channels and U.S. controls diminish almost to the Brigade this montli overran a, . . Viet Cong camp at Ba Hao and I vanishing pomt, except for some he deserved anything that hap- and New Orleans. pened to hJm." Brigade intelligence officers Jim: "The fight wasn't betwc- concluded that the rice probably en West and South. North want- had been taken off freighters on ed to know just what sort of an expert South was." the way up the river to Saigon, or diverted on the way to the Vietnamese civilian trucks hauling food, fertilizer, building materials and other AID goods travel the roads unescorted. Thus, they are wide open to Viet Cong extortion. "Unless you put a military tlon about the king of spades ; ana of Abbeville, La., Houston [ S^^^^ o" every convoy, you " " 'can't stop the VC shakedowns," said one American military enforcement officer. "And if we did that, we wouldn't have enougti men to fight the war." The Vietnamese police and armed forces do not provide protection for most of the truck traffic outside the cities, though they have established checkpoints along key routes. It's an entirely different story where military aims, ammunition and supplies are concerned. The U.S. forces maintain a very close guard over their gear in transit or in depots. And American military authorities say they have found no evidence of any significant amount of U.S.-suppIied arms or equipment finding its way to the Viet Cong through connivance of the South Vietnamese military. Back when the South Vietnamese aiTOy was doing most of the ground fighting, the number of weapons lost to the Reds just about Ijaiancod tlie number taken fiom the Viet Cong. But with the big U.S. troop buildup, llie edge turned against tlio Communists by a 2-1 margin in tlie first half of 1966. The drainoff of drugs and food to the Viet Cong is another matter. "Tliore are many chances of leakage to the Viet Cong and medicines represent one of the most serious leakages of all the commodities we pay for," said a top offici.il of tlie Agency for International Development. MORE To enjoy holiday Shopping at your convenience. mm for a cash advance Shopping with ready cash can help you complete your holiday preparations early ... and getting the money you need to do it is a simple matter at your GAC office. You'll get prompt, personal service and convenient monthly payments fitted to your budget. Stop in or call. Get a cash advance from GAC for gift-buying, new clothing, home furnishings, holiday travel... or for any good reason. UMSBPTRISOM fillG FMimCE CMPOIUnOII •MT. VERNON- 1116 Broadway Phone 242-199S •CENTRALIA- 129 E. Broadway Phone 532-736J BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Walter Muir Whitehill. director of the Boston Anthenaum, a private library which is a prominent Boston hmdmark, told a surprised conference on tourism in eastern Massachusetts recently that Mnssuchusotts sliouldn't try to draw tourists because "tiie attracting of crowds seldom pays for the handling of all these people and the cleaning up ROOFING SIDING INSULATION FREE ESTIMATES AluitUnum Storm IVindowa, Doors and Awnlnffs. NEAL BROS. ROOFING CO. DIAL 3120808 421 Broadway Vernon with Mr. and Mrs. Merley Kcele were, Mr. and Mrs. David Keele and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McKermey, Mr. and Mrs, Kenneth Keele, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Towns, and Mr., and Mrs. Leon Keele. Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Mrs. Flora McKinney formerly of Brownwfx)d, Texas. She had been living in a nursing home in Corpus Christi, Tex., for the past two and a half years. She was 90 years old. Funeral service and burial were in Brownwood, Tex. She was the wife of the late Albert McKinney a former resident of here. Survivors are a son C. M. McKinney of Corpus Christi; two brothers G. T. Miller of Columbus, and C. R. Miller of Leander, iwc sisters, Mrs. Dora Pitchford of Centralia and Miss Fannie Miller of Brownwood; two grandsons and six great grand children. Congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Towns who were married last Friday night. The new Mrs. TOWTIS is the former Miss Elaine Keele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Keele. Jake Shafer of Kell was a visitor last week with Bill Blank­ cnship. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Stonecipher of Centralia visited Saturday with Mrs. Violet Sammons. Sunday visitors were Mi", and Mrs. Rob Rollinson, Mrs. Lorraine Bryant and Mrs. Maude Barker. Morris Howard was a visitor with Mr. and Mrs. Glen Osbom Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Troy Green visited Saturday in Decatur and in Mowequa with Mr. and Mrs. George Beal. 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