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Beckley, West Virginia
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2--Raleigh Register, Beckley, W. Va., Friday Afternoon. March 25, 1966 Ex-Convict Kills Himself In House Where Couple Held Captive 8 Hours By ZAN STARK SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (UPI) -- A slim ex-convict sipped sherry in the modest home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fawbush Thursday and calmly evaluated his chances against the small lobbed by hand through side and back windows. Mrs. McCutcheon and the army of law enforcement i a muffled shot. dense clouds of smoke that enveloped the home. Then bystanders thought they heard officers waiting outside. "I have three choices," Harry Acree told United Press International by telephone. "I can take them (the shot--or I can throw the gun out the window." But the 33-year-old gunman picked a fourth choice to end his 12-year life of crime, which he climaxed Thursday by wounding a police officer and holding two hostages--the Faw- bushes--in a dramatic eight- hour showdown with authorities. Amid swirling clouds of tear gas, Acree sat down in the shower stall in the Fawbush | ti e "s" raided" bathroom and shot himself! through the roof of the mouth j with a .22 caliber pistol. He- died a short time later at! nearby Eugene Hospital, '[ Stopped During Check | Acree's desperate flight be-j^^ _ gan just before dawn when he j aiized and two companions wr ^^^ stopped by two city patrolmen j Desires of on a routine traffic check in' Police Chief W. L. Trout shower stall. In a note which Acree gave to his sister in the Fawbush home, he admitted three recent armed robberies in the Eugene- Springfield area, involving two markets and a tavern. Acree, whose first arrest was California in was DeG. To Serve Notice On U.S. In Near Future By JOSEPH W. GRIGG PARIS (UPI) --President Charles de Gaulle plans to serve notice on States in future" to "the start the United very near moving its this lumber community of 23,500 persons. One of the officers, Terrence Wilson, 24, noticed a shotgun on the front seat of the car. Acree's companions, identified as Stanley Beauboin and Dennis Wallace, were taken into custody. But Acree opened fire on Wilson. "When they found the shotgun, I had no choice," Acree explained to UPI later in a quivering voice from the Fawbush home. "I was an ex- convict with a gun. I had to get] away. So I shot a m-an and took! off running." Wilson was rushed to a j hospital, where he was reported i after! About 40 minutes after the Arnry shooting Acree appeared at the front door of the Fawbush home, located at the dead end of a gravel road in a middle- income area. Police immediately surrounded the stucco house,, Fawbush, 46, who also talked to UPI on the telephone, said he was just getting ready to go to his job as a truck driver. Standing at Door "I went to the front door and opened it. And there was this guy with a gun," Fawbush said. "He came in and he's been real nice to us." Mrs. Fawbush, who gave her age as "several years younger" than her husband, said she cooked breakfast for Acree and later played cards with the fugitive. She said he also took a bottle of sherry. And wrote several notes. "I talked to him several times and asked him ;to give himself up," she continued. "He let us call our bosses and say we wouldn't be at work. That was nice of him." Midway in the morning/ state called over a megaphone for Acree to come out, but there was no answer. Officers Chad D. Long and Brian Reilly donned gas masks and dashed into the house. They found the dying gunman slumped in the 1X1, juic* xi* j,*/tr*j rv t*hj convicted on a bad check charge in Oregon in 1957 and then arrested in 1961 for parole violation and grand larceny. He was released from the Oregon Correctional Institute last December. Prominent Atlantans Members 'Clearing House For Sex' Raided ATLANTA (UPI) -- Authori- , expecting," officers quoted the ties raided a "clearing house for sex" Thursday and confiscated stacks of pornography and a membership list containing the names of several prominent Atlantans. Known as "Club Rebel" the organization's publication specialized in classified advertising bluntly stating the sexual desires of the membership. A man and two women, one a shapely redhead, were present when authorities raided the 1 V. 1^ nt- J J« n nnr-V, Af\ii\\]n CIUD located in a posn uoiiDie of a high-rise apartment building. No arrests were made, but Solicitor General Lewis Slaton said he will take the case before the Fulton County grand jury next week. "This is the raid we've been Student Draft mr · WP W ^r · · · ^iW · VH · · 4fe i i IB *v 1 I Guidelines Told WASHINGTON (UPI) --The Army still hopes to avoid drafting college students, but it's going ahead with prepara- man as saying when they walked in. Authorities said the club was a regional 'clearing house for sex" of a national organization that also operates in New York, Chicago, Dallas and Orlando, Fla. The club, for a Si fee, forwarded letters between members. The letters were answers to the provocative ads carried in the club's magazine. Membership in the club was $12 annually. Records indicated the club handled up to 1,000 letters a month. Officers confiscated some of the letters and they contained detailed accounts of adultery, unnatural sex acts and other perversions. Sex magiazines, nude photographs and obscene phonograph records also were seized. "There is no question in my mind and there can be no question in their minds, no matter how liberal their views -- that what we found was hardcore pornography," Slaton said. Wheeling Steel · ·t Deaths And ...Funerals troops and bases out of France, government sources said today. They predicted this would be the French leader's reply to President Johnson's letter on! NATO which De Gaulle was! said to consider "negative" and an evasion of t Mrs. Augusta Wolley Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Augusta Wooley v 79, of Mount Hope, who died at 8 a.m. Thursday at a local tist Church of in. Mount Hope, call for Mrs - Woole y was born to Pitt ' CaU f ° r De Gaulle was said to have been completely unmoved by Johnson's declaration that the door remained open to France to return at any time to NATO. French officials said De Gaulle had hoped the original March 7 letter to Johnson County, Va., May 1, 1886. Survivors include her husband, Amos of Mount Hope; five sisters, Mrs. Lena Bracy of New York City, Mrs. Mozella Carson of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Emily McFadden of Washington, D. C, Mrs. Beulah Fhakley of Vancouver, Wash., would be taken as an invitation i md Miss 4^ Saunders of Pu _ to open talks on a joint evacuation timetable. They said De Gaulle interpreted Johnson's letter as a refusal to negotiate and now was determined to take unilateral action to get the American bases and NATO military headquarters out of France. Meanwhile, the United States and France's other NATO allies were working on replies to De ^ _ Gaulle's memoranda of two j Palm" Beach Funeral Home! laski, Va.; and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor. Mrs. Beulah Thompson Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Thompson, 55, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Beck- ky, who died Thursday, will be held Saturday in a West tions for such a move just in case. A Selective Service spokesman has put it succinctly: "We are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best." Selective Service announced Thursday the latest step in those preparations. It issued guidelines to be used by local draft boards when they consider a student's class standing and deferment test score in determining deferment eligibility. But students who lose their class standing and below- passing deferment test scores "may still have a chance to continue their schooling as long as the present draft situation lasts. ; The Army's buildup for the Viet Nam war is about two- thirds complete, and monthly draft calls continue to drop. The April call of 21,700 men ·L*.i.iU TF l*J i-U. V**V« J-U W4. .U^LJLAJ^ W \/W VX* T J l l A * 1 J _ police Capt. R. 'G. Howard wa $ the lowest since last entered the house unarmed in September. An upsurge in attempt to get Acree to! enlistments continues and may surrender. The ex-convict asked, leven increase now that Con- an for more to drink, explaining that he wanted to be drunk when he surrendered, but Howard refused. The captain also refused a demand for a getaway car. Acree's sister, Mrs. James McCutcheon, and a brother were then brought to the house. Mrs. McCutcheon went inside gress has approved educational and other benefits for GIs serving during the cold war. The Selective Service System has estimated a student in good standing will probably continue to enjoy deferment if draft calls remain below 30,000 a month. But despite this Selective weeks ago informing them of his decision to pull out of the * alliance's military setup. American sources said the replies probably would simply acknowledge De Gaulle's statements and would ask for details Sues 2 Firms WHEELING (UPI) - Wheeling Steel Corp., charging a breach of contract, filed a $60 million damage suit Thursday against U. S. Steel Corp. and the Triangle Conduit and Cable Co. Filed in Ohio County Circuit Court here, the suit charged Triangle "breached its contract for the purchase of substantial quantities of steel products. .. (and) United States Steel Corp. w r o n g f u l l y procured the breach." The suit seeks $12 million damages from Triangle and $48 million from U. S. Steel. Neither defendant issued comment on the suit. Mao Tse-tung (Continued From Page 1) resented downgrading of Josef Stalin by Nikita Khrushchev and to have appointed himself, in effect, Stalin's legitimate successor as the leader of true Marxism-Leninism. Some experts suggest that Peking's resentment stems to no small degree from Mao's own "fear that he too might share someday Stalin's fate. But best available information says that as of today and pleaded with him to give | Service still wants test scores it j Mao's prestige in China stand's himself up. i can keep on file for the future | as high as ever, with no Acree seemed on the verge of doing so, but then his mood | change, changed. He put his arm around Mrs. Fawbush's neck, came to the front porch and stuck the muzzle of his pistol into his mouth. Girl Friend Screams m case manpower Hotel Fire "Harry, don't," screamed his girl friend, Juanita Tucker, who (Continued from page 1) and walk to an adjoining room. She was found by firemen sit- needs j discernible opponent or reformer in sight. It looks on present indications as if China's current President Li Shao Chi would almost certainly succeed him, with few immediate major changes in the upper echelons. was standing at the end of the! ting on a windowsill. her back driveway with a police officer, to the window. Firemen received the c a l l shortly after 7 a.m. and within five minutes were able to contain the blaze. The intense heat, smoke and water caused damage to other portions of the old hotel. "Not in front of your sister and me. Don't do it, please." The gunman hesitated and then went back inside the house. Police decided they could wait no longer. Bringing up reinforcements, officers fired two tear gas grenades through the front window. Several more were OPEN TODAY - 5:00 Phone 253-4161 EDD BYRNES CHRIS NOEL THESUPREMES TH, P0UR SEASONS TH* RlOHTtOUS BROS. TH| TMI HONDELLS WflLKER "" PLUS 2nd HIT! A PARAMOUNT RELEASE-A CCCRM Juvenile Is Sentenced A fourteen-year-old Colcord girl was sentenced to the West Virginia Industrial Home for Girls at Salem by Juvenile Judge Harry L. McCreery here today. Appearing before the judge on charges of habitually running away from home was Marilyn Kaye Thompson, daughter of Mrs. Jean Thompson. She will serve until sihe is 21 years of age or at the discretion of the institution officials. MTfiOPE A* A. JHJb M: H n * vi Phone 877-2821 DOUBLE FEATURE JOSEPH E. LEVINE Presints POOF TOE KALAHARI ACYENOFIEID-SIANUYBAKF.RPRODUCTION ^ i HOMJOM.M · manstm· A HMUJBUHT PICTURE *" PLUS WALT DiSNEY DEIECIFVES I Nuckols Sentencing Scheduled April 12 CHARLESTON (UPI) -- Kanawha County Intermediate Judge William Thompson has set April 12 as the new sentencing date for former state Motor Vehicles Commissioner Jack Nuckols. Sentencing of Nuckols -- convicted in February on charges of falsifying state records -- was scheduled today. But it was learned Thursday that Thompson granted the delay last week. The postponement was granted to give defense attorneys mere time to prepare new trial motions. Nuckols' conviction could carry a l-to-10 year prison sentence. Nuckols served as motor vehicles commissioner from 1961 until he resigned last summer. into effect. Make Demands Clear The sources said there is no possibility of the United States meekly getting out of the bases until De Gaulle has spelled out in detail what he wants. American sources estimated the absolute minimum time needed for evacuation of the bases of one year and said it probably would take considerably longer. They said the bases and military installations are estimated to involve a $2.5 billion investment by the United States. They said 1 lengthy negotiations will be needed to determine their residual value before they are handed over to De Gaulle. HRC Chief (Continued from page 1) until last January. McEinney said the" increase in salary had a great deal to do with his decision to take the federal job. As executive direc- Her husband, Butch Thompson, preceded her in death in 1944. Services for Blair Earless, 71, Pfeterstown. were held at 2 p.m. today in the Broyles Funeral Home Chapel at Peterstown with Charles Sowers in charge. Burial was in the El-good Cemetery near Princeton. Harless died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in a Beckley hospital after a month's illness. Survivors include two daughters. Mrs. Daley (Grace) Walker, Josephine and Mirs. Calvin (Louella) Logan of Odd. Born at Peterstown, Nov. 18, 1894, he was an army veteran of World War I and a retired miner. (RNS) Mrs. S. H. Croft Final rites for Mrs. S. H. Croft, 85, Ansted, will be held at 10;30 a.m. Saturday in the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel at Ansted with the Rev. Guy Vaughn and the Rev. Frederick Dennis in charge. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Mrs. Croft, a former Fayette County school teacher, died Tuesday in a Montgomery hospital. A resident of Ansted for 68 Survivors include one daugh- v ff r f» ly, and will receive $12,500 to start in the new post. McKinney said he also was interested in the federal job because the federal government is "going to play an increasing role" in the field of human rights, thus providing many opportunities. The commission responded to the resignation with "extreme regret," noting that McKinney was the first director of the commission and had pioneered the establishment of community human rights commission in West Virginia. In answer to questions at a news conference. McKinney said West Virginia is at a point where "blatant discrimination" has been removed, but w o r k needs to be done in, the areas of employment and housing. He also said the commission needs stronger laws which the administration would have to strongly support. He" endorsed demonstrations "within bounds" as an effective "kind of pressure" to eliminate discrimination. He said if the Negro community is not interested "it makes our job more difficult." Modern Ar! Auction Brinqs 32.4 Million NEW YORK (UPI) -Money flowed like water at the Parke- Bernet Galleries Thursday and it bought a lot of oil--spread on canvas by the greatest painters of the 20th century. The two-session auction of modern art broke sales records for 15 artists and brought a total of $2,416,550, almost half a million more than anticipated by the auctioneer. The top price offered in the two-day sale was $120,000 for Braque's "Bottle of Rum." It Coal Crushes Miner KINGWOOD (UPI) - A Chapel Coal Co. employe died late Thursday after being crushed by a lump of coal in a mine near this Preston County community. Fike was dead on arrival at Preston Memorial Hospital. of Zurich, Switzerland, during the auction's first session. During the second day of the auction Thursday, the high bid was $92.500 for Picasso's colorful "Woman with Flowers," purchased by Nathings Cummings of Chicago, chairman or Consolidated Foods Corp. Record sale prices were set for paintings and sculptures by Miro, Klee, Leger, Mondrian, Balla, Laurers, Rodin, Matisse, Moore, Appel, Barlach, Butler, Fautrier, Gromaire, Laurens, Manessier, Mirko. Picasso and Poliakoff. the collection of the late Pittsburgh steel tycoon G. D. Thompson. BOX OFFICE OPENS TODAY AT 5:00 P.M. Phoni 253-4322 AT 5:45-7:50-9:55 STARTS TODAY! cture for women to seewith their hearts! AROSS HUNTER PROMOTION UNA TURNER JOHNFORSYTHE.KEIRDULLEA TECHNICOLOR W / A Ross HunterEHtt- CUT.* / Uoiwwl Picture ter, Mrs. Mary Ellen Lipscomb of West Palm Beach and four granddhildren. Lloyd R. Shuck Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Lloyd R. Shuck, 75, of Terry, who died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday after a long illness. He was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA. Born in 1890, at Danese, he is survived by his wife, Mirs. Beulah Mae Shuck; one son, Lloyd Jr. of Beckley; five brothers, Lewis, Andy and Price, all of Danese, and Ed and Lonnie, both of Maplewood; one sister, Mrs. Nannie Thomas of Danese; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The body is at Webb and Neal Funeral Home. / Mrs. M. S. Bafford Funeral services for Mrs. Melinda Susan Bafford, 44, of Lusby, Md., who died Thursday, will be' conducted in the St. Paul's Methodist Church in Lusby at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial wOl be in the church cemetery. She was born in Monroe County, Jan. 4. 1922, the daughter of Jesse and Sarah E. Foster Holesapple of Second Creek. Surviving are her husband, Wilson J. Bafford of Lusby, Md.; two brothers, James and Fred Holesapple, and one sister, Ida^ Holesapple. body is at the Harkness 264 in Mutual Port Republic, Md. Mrs. Lenora Grogg Final rites for Mrs, Lenora Jemima Grogg, 77, Takoma Park, Md., formerly of Alvon, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel at White Sulphur Springs with the Rev. E. N. Glower in charge. Burial will be in Little .Creek Cemetery near Alvon. Mrs. Grogg died Wednesday in a Tacoma Park sanitarium after a long illness. She was the mother of Ottie Grogg of Prosperity. Born in Greenbrier County, Aug. 5, 1888, she was a daughter of the late Soloman and Jemima Perkins Perry. She was a member of the Methodist Church. (RNS) (Continued from page 1) truck for 15 miles early today. The driver, Ralph Conte. Akron, Ohio, said the object had red, green and white lights and followed silently alongside his truck as he drove from Cassopolis, Mich., to Niles. Conte told Berrien County deputies the object slowed when he slowed, blinked its lights when he blinked his, then finally veered away and vanished. Police said Conte obviously was serious. Dr. H. Allen Hynek, a Northwestern University astrophysicist who is chief investigator for the Air Force's Project Blue Book to trace UFO reports, called a news conference in Detroit today to report on his investigation of the Michigan sighting reports. The conference was scheduled for 1 p.m. EST. Ben Bos, a Holland, Mich., business man, told police he saw a strange object resembling a rainbow hover over a park area below his home. It appeared Wednesday night and again Thursday morning, he said. The mysterious night-flyers were spotted Thursday near Trinidad, Colo., not far from the buried $88 million North American Air Defense Command post. Louis di Palo, a local postman, said he watched three of the objects through binoculars. As is usual in cases of unidentified flying object sightings, the Air Force said it saw nothing on its sophisticated radar. Crab Orchard flr. In 1 SHOWING-8 P.M. "THE PLEASURE SEEKERS" Color Ann-Morgor«t--Tony Fronciosa PLUS 'THE HORROR OF IT ALL" Pat Boon*--Erica Rogert old Fayettevile Academy and the old Sumanersville Academy. Born at Kessler Cross Lanes, May 26, 1881, she was a daughter of the late William Allen and Florence Malcolm Legg Milam. She is survived by two daughters and a grandchild. (K3STS) Franklin Snell Final rites for Franklin (Bennie) Snell, 49, Oak Hill, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Tyree Funeral Home Chapel at Oak Hill with the Rev. C. S. Donnelly in charge. Burial wM be in High, Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Snell died Tuesday in a Beckley hospital. Among the survivors is a brother, Joe Snell of Oak Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. (RNS) torch- night. Anti-Viet War Teach-ins Begin MADISON, Wis. (UPI) --A three-day nationwide series of rallies, teach-ins and street demonstrations against U.S. involvement in the war in Viet Nam gets under way today. Organizers said anti-war activities would extend to 40 foreign countries on both sides of the Iron Curtain and to 120 U.S. cities. The protest was planned to coincide with the anniversary of the first teach-in against the war, held at the University of Michigan last year. About 200 anti-war marchers snaked through the streets of Iowa City, Iowa, in a light parade Thursday They were accompanied by a group of 25 persons supporting U.S. policy in Viet Nam. The protests, organized by the National Coordinating Committee to end the war in Viet Nam, will be patterned after tihose of last October, which triggered counter-protests and an outpouring of support for administration policies. Fran Emspak, chairman of the Madison-based National Committee, said most of the big parades were planned for Saturday. They will include a planned march on the South Vietnamese embassy in Washington, a march down Fifth Avenue in New York City, and what is billed as the "first peace march" ever conducted down State Street in Chicago. He said the protests would "serve notice to everyone that we will not be stopped as we build a mass movement to end the war." Integration (Continued from page 1) affiliated with the schools." Chamberlain said the "key clubs" are a social function of Kiwanis Clubs at high schools in the three cities. Chamberlain said the o n 1 y current integration under this regulation is athletics. He said there has been no integration of majorettes or cheerleaders. In connection with the hospitals, Chamberlain said Grace Hospital in Welch has "done almost nothing" to integrate; Williamson Memorial and hospitals at Beckley "very little," and Oak Hill "nothing." (See story page 7.) He said Logan General a n d Guyan Valley hospitals in Logan were both integrated a n d Stevens Clinic at Welch and St." Lukes at Bluefield were doing a good job. Turning to the barber and beautician schools, Chamberlain said Wheeling Beauty College has three Negro students and a beautician school in Huntington employes one Negro instructor, while a Morgantown school is graduating a Negro student. The Commission's annual report released to the news media Thursday recommended "enactment of a West Virginia Fair Employment and Public Accommodations Law with at least the coverage of that included in the federal Civil Rights Act," and enactment of Ji fair housing law. Also recommended was a reissuing of executive orders regarding employment in state agencies and the non-discrimination clause in state contracts to "underscore that those or. ders are current and to be observed." State Took Them When She Married Negn Woman Asks Custody Of 5 White Children LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) -A white woman asks a federal court today to return to her custody her five white children who were sent to foster homes when she married a Negro. Mrs. Frances Eilers Anderson's children, bora of her previous marriage to a white man, were sent to foster homes by order of a county court following her September, 1964, marriage to Negro musician Marshall Anderson. George Eilers, natural father of the children--two girls and three boys ranging in age from six to 13, sought the court order. He charged that living in the Anderson home "would jeopardize their health, morality and general welfare." He specifically objected to the children "living in the home of a colored man." Jefferson County C i r c u i t Judge Lyndon Schmid upheld Eilers' allegations. He said the children were being reared in "an atmosphere detrimental to their best interests." « . . . Rearing these children in a racially mixed atmosphere per se indoctrinates them with a psychology of inferiority," he said. Schinid said Mrs. Anderson should have known the marriage would "react to the,, detriment of these children." .'-, James Crumlin, defense counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is representing Mrs. Anderson. The case is rare, if not. unique, in IJhat the federal courts are being asked to rule on a civil rights case involving domestic relations. Mrs. Anderson contends the court-ordered removal of ttie children from her custody violates her rights under the 1st, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. VIET NAM (Continued from page 1) and water of the rice paddies, leaving dozens of the Viet Cong exposed. Three were killed outright. The Communists fought from embankments in the rice paddies stretching around the Marines. For a time, the only light came from the moon reflected on the water of the paddies. But within minutes mortars from American positions sent flares into the air and "Smokey the Bear," an American transport plane that drops flares, arrived on the scene. Heavy Enemy Toll The heavy number of Communist casualties first were reported Monday when a spokesman said Marines killed 85 Viet Cong near Ap Tmng Thanh, 425 miles northwest of S a i g o n . Vietnamese troops killed 107 at Vo Xu 70 miles northeast of Saigon and 129 at Ban Me Thuot in the central highlands. Other figures were reported from throughout the south. It was disclosed meanwhile that B52 bombers from Guam flew a double-header mission against Viet Cong positions 70 miles northwest of Saigon early today. They struck a Communist training and weapons repair area and a headquarters facility south of the first strike. A U.S. military spokesman announced that an Air Force F105 Thunderchief jet bomber was shot down Thursday during raids over Communist North Viet Nam and crashed 15 miles north-northwest of Dong Hoi on the Tonkin Gulf. The pilot was reported missing. A U.S Army CH47 Chinook helicopter crashed Thursday 10 miles northwest of An Khe, base of U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops in the central highlands. The Chinook, hit by Viet Cong groundfire, usually carries a four or five-man crew. The attack on the Marines occurred 20 miles south of the Da Nang Airbase in a rice-rich area along the Thi Bon River near the village of My Hoa. It was the latest in a series of fights in which the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars are trying to keep the Allies from cutting off their food supply in the northern provinces. It was 2 a.m. when the first 60 mm mortar rounds from the Viet Cong smashed into the marine positions, triggering the attack. Battle In Paddies The Comimunists fought from embankments in the rice paddies stretching .around the Leathernecks. For a time, only the moon glistening coldly on the water provided light for the fight. But within minutes, mortars from American positions lobbed flares into the air and "Smokey the Bear/' an American transport plane that provides flare illumination, arrived on the scene. The air and artillery support helped beat back the attack. The Communists left six dead as they fled. The Marines are part of a multi-battalion force guarding the rice harvest in an operation called Kings. It began five days ago and so far has resulted in 19 Viet Cong killed and six suspects detained. Giant B52 bombers pounded Viet Cong targets in western Tay Ninh Province about 70 miles northwest of Saigon early- today but there were no reports on results of the strike. North Pounded Again U.S. Air Force and Navy fighter bombers continued to pound military and communications targets in North Viet Nam. Navy pilots from the 7th Fleet carriers Enterprise and Blizzard Leaves 40 Dead In Dying Wake By United Press International A savage March blizzard that buried the Northern Plains blew itself out over Canada today, but not without a parting shot at upper Michigan and New York state. The storm left 40 persons dead in seven Plains and Midwestern states, considerable property damage and snow- blocked highways. As the storm moved into Canada, it swept across upper Michigan dumping 16 inches of snow on Marquette, closing schools and canceling postal service Thursday. All major highways on the peninsula were blocked. Thirty inches of snow was on the ground at Marquette Airport. " Ticonderoga hammered foridg* es, junfes and storage areas in the vicinity of Virth and Dong Hoa in 15 armed route reconnaissance missions. Elsewhere, elements of the U.S. Army's 25th Division terminated Operation G-arfield today. The month-long search and destroy operation about 33 males north of Ban Me Thuot, about 200 miles northeast of Saigon, resulted in 354 Viet Cong killed. Earlier today, a Marine spokesman disclosed that the body of a high ranking Communist officer had been found during Operation Texas, a sweep of the coastal plains northwest of Quang Ngai City that has resulted in a possible 656 Viet Cong killed. One intelligence officer said that the body, stripped of all identification, could be that of a Viet Cong general who apparently had been killed in an artillery barrage that smashed a Communist regimental command post. It was found in a s h a l l o w g r a v e , carefully wrapped in parachute cloth, and dressed in a well tailored brown uniform. Congress Grants Urged For Refugees From Cuba WASHINGTON (UPI) -A Senate judiciary subcommittee was told Thursday that more government aid in the form of public grants should be made available for Cuban refugees. John E. McCarthy, director of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, said the, grants are now prohibited in the Miami area--prime receiv- n ing center for the refugees-because of the complex social and political problems created by the influx of Cubans. James P. Rice, executive director of the United Hebrew Immigration Assistance Society Service, urged legislation to reduce red tape for the admission of Cuban refugees. Rice said the number of Jews in Cuba has dropped from 10,000 to less than 2,400 since Castro's takeover in 1959. Other congressional news: Police: The Rochester, N.Y. police chief said Thursday that court decisions have changed criminal procedures so much that "the cop on the beat does not know which way to turn." William (M. Lombard said the changes come so fast that rookies barely learn one way to catch a thief and then court rulings ban its use. "We don't know which way to turn," he told a Senate judiciary subcommittee considering anti-crime bills. Praise: President Johnson was praised Thursday as a conservationist who is doing more to preserve the national heritage than even President Theodore Roosevelt. The praise was voiced before the Public Land Law Review Commission by Asst. Atty. Gen. Edwin L. Weisl Jr. The commission is updating public land law which dates back to the last century. Funds: The House Banking Committee voted Thursday to increase, by $125 million the amount that the Small Business Administration (SBA) may loan for disaster relief and business ventures. Ross W. Davis, executive administrator of SBA, prompted committee action after testifying the increase was needed because of spring floods. SQUEEZED SEE US ABOUT A . Home Improvement Loan Low Monthly Payments BECKLEY NATIONAL BANK 500 NEVILLE ST. Membtr Fedtol Reserve Syiftm Member Federal Deposit Int. Corp.

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