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r, Mm* 21, \m Many Incidents off tub-standard foo fold to tho Public 'Associated PTess Writer JASHffidToli (AP) - Alter v4r Afflent schoil lunch inspec- 4 f ejected 80,000 pounds of .leo turkey because it had awed, the turkey was refro- n, thawed again to permit w labeling, refrozen once ,,r"e and sold; to supermarkets tfew Yo|k City. That incident was one among any turned up by a special ouse GoVernflu-nt Operations jbcomBiittee in an investiga- on to determine how often ub-standard goods turned back government purchasing gents * ire peddled to unsus- ectlng consumers as quality erchandise. The. subcommittee, headed by ep, fieajamin S. Rosenthal, D- will open public hearings .n its, findings within a month. A member of the subcommlt' stnn aid the investigation ..after one of Rosenlhal's tonstftufints complained about he unusual bitterness of some toffee she had bought at a gro- :ery in Queens. The subcommittee spokesman said the coffee had been re- jailedyfrom commissaries after authorities learned it wus five fears 5 old. the government ouldn't return the shipment to khe processor; he had gone bankrupt* So it sold the coffee to commercial suppliers', who re sold it •; to retailers changing the military label. The subcommittee spokesman refused to identify any of the Individuals involved in the Investigation, but said they would be summoned to testify. Among cases to be examined at the hearings are two others Involving frozen foodstuffs. The ftuffnf Maft on School fioorrf Soots LiftLE ROCK (AP> An il» tottey general's offlce Mllflg Wednesday stld an eJifllef opinion that an Incumbent member of the Cabot School Board is entitled to his s«at tttt* til September does notnecesstf* lly apply to incumbents on the Little Rock and North Little m (AW) STM, ffWttJt fiffstf ENEMY W*R (Frem Pagt I) PfttUMf loo high, A federal Inspector said he Wouldn't put the food in his freezer, much less ea' It. But the processor salvaged some of his investment. He sotd the dinners, al a discount, to Ms own employes. -Another 30,000 pounds of frozen turkey, purchased by the , Department of Agriculture, had Rock Boards who were defeated thawed by Ihe time it reached M* rch "" Us destination. Th« department promptly shipped it back to the packer, refroze ee jected 18,563 frozen dinners because their bacteria count was who just as promjjtly the tmat and Sold it again-hilf to the defense Department and half to the North Carolina prison system. An expert at the Agriculture Department said meal which is (hawed and then refrozen can be dangerous. Bacteria begins forming as soon as the meat thaws and will survive refreezing, he said. Subcommittee investigators also uncovered cases Involving products other than food, the spokesman said. The Defense Supply Agency rejected one lot of 450 pairs of trousers because of faulty stitching, tears and m.ichlne damage. The trousers later turned up in a Southern California surplus store, still labeled to Indicate they met government standards. "This Isn't a hazard," the staff member said, "But it can be an economic loss for a con- without sumer who assumes from the label that these things meet government standards and then fall apart." Gen. Robert E. Lee, Defense Supply's tor for procurement tion, said the "fact thing is rejected doesn't mean it isn't anygood." "Our specifications are sometimes much stiffer than commercial ones because of our problems," he said, For exam- Assistant AH?, G«u Thomas Glaze also said the controversy over the length of school board members' terms could have been avoided had the governor's call for a special session of the General Assembly had included an act to shorten the terms to comply with the new school election date* Glaze said the opinion Issued for the Cabot board involved an incumbent who did not seek reelection. He said Incumbents In both the North tittle Rock and Little Rock races may have waived their right to continue on the board when they filed for pie, he said, the pockets or a military work uniform must have straight stitching that wouldn't be required for a civilian work shirt. Lee emphasized a product "doesn't belong to us until we accept it"—meaning, he said, his agency can't control What the processor or manufacturer does with rejects. He said he had no estimate of what proportion of defense supply purchases are rejected. Heinz A. Abersfeller, commissioner of the Federal Supply Service, said that in the last of 1967, his agency rejected per cent of the goods it or- iut kept no record of how rejected material is disposed of by suppliers. Green tea is unfermented; black tea is fermented. DEL MONTE v Fruit Cocktail Snowdrift Cream Pies Coffee 75(12 SALT Mellorine 3 s«. 1.00 Sugar 10 - 1.19 Napkins STARKIST GREEN LABEL Tuna Ritz Crackers 350 KOUNTY KIST WHOLE BEANS 4 a. 89* THe a?ef -ill toll as of Miftfi 16 stands at «0,129, according to JHlafoft figures. Thefe IS IW bf eatetowfi as td Viet Coflg *tr* sus North Vietnamese losses, That foil does not Include 1,941 Communists U.S. officials report killed so far In ».h* 18- day-old operation to cleat «fte* my troops from the area snf* round inf Saigon. the statistics show an lffl« proving kill ratio for U.S., South Vietnamese and other allied forces the pnsl fo'jr years. Using the enemy's annual killed total as a percentage of his year-end estimated strength, the figures Indicate his losses rose from 13 per cent in 1964 to 14 per cent in 1965, jumped to 20 per cent in 1966 and soared above 30 per cent in 1967, The kllled-strength totals'. 1964-16,785 dead. . year*enJ strength 128,500 including 2,tKJU North Vietnamese} 1965-35,436 dead, year-end strength 251,000 including 25,200 North Viet* namese; 1966-55,524 dead, year-end strength 279,000 Including 49,000 North Vietnamese} and 1967-88,104 dead, year-end strength 248,000. The manpower decline from 1966 resulted primarily because the military command stopped counting thousands of Commu* nlst political workers as part of the enemy's artm-d strength. The killed versus strength ratios are admittedly imprecise since the enemy's force levels fluctuate through the year and at any one point might have been higher or lower than yearend figures. Further imprecision also results from the way enemy death totals are calculated. The Pentagon once claimed h at enemy losses were toted up strictly by body count but former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara acknowledged before leaving office that the tabulation involved "many judgment factors." Often the "body count" is a mere battlefield estimate. On the American side of the ledger the war has claimed 20,096 U.S. servicemen from Jan. 1, 1961 through last March 16. Other U.S. deaths in the war zone not directly linked with enemy action total 3,555, Most of Us to Lose NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Remember what you weighed between the ages of 18 and 25?. That's what you should weigh today, says Dr. Philip L. White. Any great amount of weight gained since then can be considered obesity, White told a symposium Tuesday at San Fernando Valley State College. White is secretary of the Council on Foods and Nutrition of the American Medical Association. Offfflcors Aro Fined $300 WASHINGTON (AP) - A police trial board Tuesday recommended $300 fines against two District of Columbia policemen as 'Vhe "family" instead" of the charged with firing six shots US(Wl , <Mom and Pop> ., from their car while driving The leU0rs to Datives, to home from the station house. p res ident Johnson and to sena- The board found the men, ^ are seefl by tne s^ Pvts. Thomas Dietrich and Paul Department as part of a propa- M. Angell, along with two others ^^ effort ^ tne North Ko WINNING WAYS of Debrah Ann Faublon have made her the winningeit Junior Miss in the 11 years of the pageant. The 18-y e a r • o 1 d from Norman, Okla., won a $10,000 iciiolarship that goes with the IMS Junior MUi title, a free trip to Europe, two $1,MO scholar- i hip* from preliminary competition* and i > 1,000 first prize In the halr-*tyl- INK contest, She also placed third In a party-planning contest. Says Pueblo Letters Are Phony ADMITS RED (From Page I) a deputy to the American asm- m.inder, 0>n. William C. Wfest- moretami, had previously held off a public assessment of Ihe over-all impact of the fet attacks 0,1 his pretram until mote results wer* in from !?outh Vtef. nam's 44 provinces, Following are quostionj; to and replies from Kom-r: Q, Ho» d>es 'the oth«r war' stand since the Tel offensive, both in psychological and physical term*? A, By and large, Ih? 'o'her war 1 impact of Ihe Tet offensive now appears to have been more psychological than physical, DP- spile the tragic losses- sonw 650,000 f et evacuees at the high point, about 7,800civilians Mlled and 15,800 wounded, arounr.1 95,000 homes destroyed or d.un- .tged, and extensive dinnge to business facilities and transport nets—South Vietnam has displayed considerable recuperat- iiwoower, Evacuees have now declined to under 400,000, extensive urban rebuilding and resettlement is underway for Ihe hom?less, medical facilities have been largely restored, and ample food is available. Prices are back down ne>tr pre-Tet levels, most key roads and waterways have been reopened, and traffic on them Is slowly increasing. However, economic recovery in general has been sluggish as business confidence Is only slowly returning, Insecurity and fear of further Viet Cong-North Vietnamese attacks remstn key problems in many cities and even more so In the countryside. In pacification, too, the more serious dam-i^e seems psychological rather than physical. While rural pacification unquestionably received a substantial setback, especially In the IV Corps Delta area where over half our losses were suffered, the loss of hamlets and resources has proven much less I Moore Bros. I . Serving You Strut 1196 A I ! the Navy man arrived at the O'Bannon home in Bea- ierton, Ore.,—one of a number of such letters coming to crewmen's families and high offl- 3l*l^fnWUnW States.''-' ' Mrs. O'Bannon thinks the letter is phony. And many other relatives of the Americans who fere captured two months ago say that the letters they have received simply do not ring truo. Mrs. O'Bannon said the grin on her husband's face was the one he "always wore when 1 wanted him to do so mo thing he didn't want to do." She said she is pretty sure that the man is her husband and that he's wearing his "go to hell grin." She said the letter was written / ln an unnatural style. He refers to her as "My dearest Kay," which she says he never would written and to his parents who were in the car but did not rean Comm »mi s t s . Many of the do the actual shooting, had been lettflrs drinking beer art liquor in the station house prior to the Incident, tne on the United States to North Korea for a ct j vit i es O f the electronic Bananas Rolls 4 1.00 Potatoes 10 45 FRESH 4 LEAN Ground Beef a - 95' TEXAS Oranges FULL JUKE DOZ. 49' Biscuits Franks »9 Chuck Roast 49' Carrots FRESH BLUE CHANNEL Cat Fish 89' STEAKS , -..,'__• • — ^ HERE S ANOTHER - - Eas Recie from Pride Look- How- Easy Recipe PRIDE While Cream Style Corn put* oomph into any meal, extra oomph into your favorite recipes. Here's another recipe for your collection feaiurini* DixielanU's favorite— Pride of Illinois, And, from the heart of the country where thinu* Km" U<x>d! SALMON CORN PATTIES 1 can {'303) PRIDE Of ILMNQIS Cream Style Country Genileman White Sweet Corn 1 can (1 tb ) saitnon 1 egg. beaten 1 '/$ c. fine dry btead crumbs 1 Vi t seasoned sdlt y, c. mayonnaise 1 T. lemon juice Comtene drained, flaked salmon with res» of ingredients D»op by spoonfuls into shallow hot fat and bto/yn. Makes si* servings (2 patt.es eacn) Serve piping hot with PRIDE 1 th§ Cemplite PBIOi Cuptioart'Iul of hw Canned VtgetaUes ft 7»44I1 ~~ W« D«llv«r Large White Eggs J By JERRY BUCK Associated Press Writer __ NEW YORK (AP) -'^ttot^^r^it^i^ what his wife calls his "go to Now tnat enougn tirn ,, hell grin," Fireman Michael e i apsw i t 0 assess these losses O'Bannon posed next to a ping ca refully, It appears for exam- pong table somewhere In North p i e lnat less than 480 small out- Korea with seven fellow cap- ^^ and yratchtowers out of of the U.S.S. aDou t 5,000 were abandoned or overrun—chiefly In the Dolta. The picture and a letter from surveillance ship. Mrs. Gerald Nolle of Washington, Iowa, said the letter from her son, Clifford, roads "likehe had-been forced to copy It from a blackboard." The handwriting on the letter she got Is definitely that of her son, says Mrs. Everett Arnold of Santa Rosa, Calif. But she said the letter from Richard reads as though he would start a sentence—and someone else would finish it. Mrs. Lyle C. Shingleton of Atoka, Okla,, mother of Seaman John Shlngleton, does not think her son wrote the two Identical letters she received. One of her clues Is the way the letters start: "Dear Mom and Dad.." "He always starts out, 'Dear Folks'", Mrs. Shin- gloton said. Like Mrs. O'Bannon, Mrs, Shlngleton received a picture. Both photos were turned over to the Navy. Some of the families contacted by the Associated Press said they were satisfied with government efforts to free their sons. Most were simply confused and anguished. Only two said they thought the United apologize. 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