The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 30, 1969 · Page 5
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 5

Publication:
Location:
Baytown, Texas
Issue Date:
Thursday, January 30, 1969
Page:
Page 5
Start Free Trial
Cancel

Thuftday. January 30, 1969 Vfp B«gtami fro* SLEDGE JUMPING is a serious sport that can be dangerous, but these participants show a sense of humor with their getup and rig. They took part in the traditional Gaissach, Germany, woodcutters' sledge jumping tournament. Vietnam Buildup Drops Infantry Officer Crop WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army says a shortage of infantry officers has developed in Vietnam since the big U.S. troop buildup in the war area three years ago. The shortages are primarily among lieutenants and captains, the Army said. No figures were available. But the shortage extends to field grades as well. The pinch is so tight among infantry lieutenant colonels that many, including World War II and Korean War veterans, are being denied retirement. The Army refuses to discuss numbers, but sources said there is a shortage of 700 lieutent colonels, who command infantry battalions, among other assignments. Although more than 50 Army lieutenant colonels have been killed in Vietnam, this would hardly be the cause of the shortage. But some Army sources said the loss of more than 670 majors and captains has had an important effect since their deaths took them off the promotion ladder. Although more than 1,000 Army lieutenants have died in Vietnam the Army cited other reasons for a lack of company grade infantry officers. 'The number of infantry offi- cers gained from ROTC this fiscal year is smaller than expected, with many officers choosing other combat arms and services," the Army said. In other words, they did not want to serve with the rifle units carrying the brunt of the fighting. "And a large number of infantry officers who entered active duty during the 1966-67 buildup are due to complete their service obligations this year," the Army said. This referred to young officers who received their commissions through college ROTC or officer candidate school and were obligated to serve at least two years on active duty. Recently, the Army has extended this obligation to three years for enlisted men picked for OCS. In this connection, the Army has issued circulars urging commanders to encourage qualified warrant officers and sergeants to apply for direct appointments as infantry officers. Also, some reserve officers who have put in for retirement are being persuaded to extend on active duty for two years. The Army said it expects the shortage will be eliminated during the next fiscal year starting July 1. It did not say how thi would be done. AEROSPACE INDUSTRY NOT RESTING ON ITS LAURELS m__ VVNUVT m T^rvrvmn •_........_ _ .. ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^w ^^^B ^^^^ By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Bustom Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - At the very height of iU success, having sent three men around the moon, the aerospace industry today feeb lev than triumphant. Walking on air for the moment, perhapt, but concerned about the next step. The worries arise from aome down to earth appraisals of the industry's immediate future, which some aerospace officials feel is dreary, not just from the corporate point of view, but for the men and towns dependent on the program. The major problem is money, which because of budget cuts and the priority -of social ills over space exploration is far less than is believed needed to continue at a moderately strong pace. As a result, these officials say, today's spectacular space triumphs are really yesterday's accomplishments, for in terms of men, money and activity, this enormous industry reached its apogee two or three years ago. From a peak employment of more than 400,000 in every state, the industry is now shrinking to one-half that figure. Less than three years ago 200 universities and 20,000 companies were involved. The figure is much lower now. President Lyndon R. Johnson asked for $3.9 billion in the 1970 fiscal year budget for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, about the same as last year but $2 billion less than a few years ago. Space officials say it isn't enough. Dr. George Mueller, associate administrator of NASA feels it is the "kind of budget that will take NASA out of manned space light in three years from now." Mueller spoke this week to the ew York Society of Security Analysts, whose main interest is n learning about investment op- XNiunities. This being so, he entered his remarks on the economic consequences of the space program. In terms of domestic im>act," he said, "the returns ange from national pride to Windbag From Cabbies Will Help Purify Air NEW YORK (AP) - The American Petroleum Institute said today it will use the human nose, balloons blown up by New York City cab drivers, and computers in a S3 million research project this year to develop means of cleaning up the air and water. Of the total, $1.9 million will be devoted to automotive pollution research in cooperation with the government and the auto industry. Ennis Has Two Forms ENNIS, Tex. (AP) — Ennis Business Forms, rapidly expanding, has acquired Mid America Business Forms and Ozark Business Forms, both of Fort Scott, Kan. o Savings Certificates ON OUR 6 MONTH CERTIFICATE WHEN HELD TO MATURITY DIVIDENDS PAID QUARTERLY DIVIDENDS PAID QUARTERLY Open your Harris County Federal Account today and get the most for your money. All accounts are insured safe by the F.S.L.I.C. up to $15,000.00. Deposits made by the 10th of the month earn from the 1st. Harris County Federal has an interest in your future. SAVINGS ACCOUNTS EARN 4%% AT HARRIS COUNTY FEDERAL COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY All accounts insured safe by the F.S.L.I.C. up to $15,000.00 HARRIS COUNTY Savings & Loan Association OF BAYTOWN better paints." He went on to detail a remarkable number of fallout benefits from the space program. Here are some, selected at random: —Faster and more efficient electronic computers. "The computer complex that handled the Mercury flights performed one million calculations a minute. Today's Apollo system han- dles 50 times that many-tf) million a minute... " -Development of the technology of perfection. There were five million parts in the Apollo- Saturn vehicle that flew toward the moon, Kuetler said. If 5,000 of them failed the reliability percentage still would have been 99.9. Only 5 parts failed. —Aid to the balance of payments program by developing products that are sold to foreign companies and governments. —Upgrading of education and scientific capabilities. A "new mbc" of professional and scientific disciplines. "This program has forced cooperation between engineers and medical doctors, chemists and astronomere, oceanographers and geologists. . . " —New products for industry. Technological innovations. More than 2,500 innovations have been attributed to the program, including new alloys, miniaturized components, medical equipment, inorganic paints, flexible pipes. . . —Environmental controls. Weather satellites, for example, and other satellites that can detect forest fires, mineral deposits, crop diseases and so on. Style FORT WORTH (AP) — Committees in charge of groundbreakings have about run out of Ideas, but officials reached into the past for the ceremony for the new city office building here. The ground was broken by a team of mules hitched to a form of plow. But the broken earth was carried away in a helicopter. \ USE YOUR GRAVES CHARGE ACCOUNT no carrying ckcrgt o» any crtdH purckat* BETTER COATS MANY FUR TRIMS WERE WXW TO *19ro'89 Final Reductions! Select yours today and Mve many dollars! Great selection! Use Lay a way or charge! CAR COATS Ideal For Baytown Climate Values To 14.99 Reduced Today A buy of a lifetime! Choice of colors and styles! Sony, No Mail Or Pkone drdert PANTY HOSE | 1st Quality Fancy Patterned g • PETITE • TALL • AVERAGE . Grab 'em now! Many colors, •:• Famous Brand. A Real Bargain. •:•: SEAMLESS NYLONS FIRST QUALITY Average and long lengths — Regular knit or mesh. Top fashion shades. Ail WEATHER COATS * °'j' Some with Umbrellas Out they go at sale price* you won't believe! Hurry— REDUCED! Girls Sizes 7 to 14 CAPRIS Stretch denim in a variety of colors for year 'round wear. Made to sell to $4.00. Boys Pant Sets 1 <»* A • ^ ^ Designer Colors SEAMLESS STOCKINGS | Reg. $2 pr. '.•:• Pastels and bright color •v matched with todays •X fashions, average and lon *- p r . (Box 3 Pr. ... 1.99) BERKSHIRE . . . EEST YOU CAN BUY! PANTY HOSE , Full cut — petite Average and tall. New spring shades. ORLON 3 PC. SUITS Were $15 LEATHER LOOK CAPRIS J Luxuriously soft fabrics, sponges clear! —natural color. Sizes 3 to 13. Reg. 5.00 H KNIT PANT TOPS Reduced to Sell on light! Bollds printj and •tripe*! BANKAMERICARD orlon*' acrylic 3-piece suits that look much more expensive When you see them you'll find this low price hard! to believe! 100% Orion® acrylic knits with the expensive look of hand embroidery details. With slip-on elasticized waist skirts in sizes 12 to 18. SNAP-UP COFFEE COATS Floral Prints and Solids Reg. $6 if perfect Lovely spring colors in sizes small, medium and large. Washable perma press fabrics. Stock up today. . _. ...--m? Only A Sampling Hundreds of Dresses, sportswear and lingerie items reduced just for this great sale. DON'T MISS IT! Sizes 2 to 7 Open Daily •:9*--« Thursday ft Friday TU BAY PLAZA CENTER Open Dftltjr »:*-« Thursday * KrMUy Til •

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free