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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1963 AP Photographer Goes With Vietnamese Assault (EDITOR*' NOTK—Photograph pr Hirst Fa as flew into two Mr king Delta military outposts be •elged by communist guerrillas this week. Onr> was abandoned while Faas was there, the other held out. Here is his report.) By HORST FAAS Press Photographer BA DONG, South Viet Nam (API—This Vietnamese outpost lies Just a stone's throw from the South China Sea. Ordered to aban don it last Wednesday, the defenders panicked as if they were passengers on a sinking ship. ! There was reason for the panic.' Just 100 yards away a Commu nist guerrilla flag fluttered vie toriously irom a bridge. And there was excuse enough. Just a few hours earlier 200 tough guerrillas had blasted their way through the defense perimeter, dug into a graveyard and smashed with heavy weapons into the outpost manned by 20 civil guardsmen. The communists then moved back to the riverbank in preparation for an evening attack and the orders had come to abandon the post. Rescue Five U.S. helicopters spun down through guerrilla fire to take the defenders to safety. Other hel- icoptors from the U.S. 114th Air Mobile Company hummed in the sky like angry bees, firing rockets and machine guns to keep the guerrillas away. But here was not enough aerial transport for the people of Ba Dong. The defenders had wives and children. Other persons who lived in thestrategic hamlet surrounding Ba Dong wanted to leave before the communists came. They stormed the helicopters. The American crew chiefs tried to get order, but thep rere overwhelmed by the rush of people. Women were carrying babies and armfuls of clothes. Soldiers were carrying stacks of rifles and ammunition. One old man in his pajamas donned a steel helmet to try to prove he was a soldier. Vietnamese packed into the UHIB helicopters and others were still trying to get aboard as the craft took off. Amazingly though, these five helicopters, built to carry a load of 10 soldiers each, carried 102 persons to safety. Left Behind About 60 people were left on the ground. One of the circling armed helicopters landed with engine trouble, These 60 swarmed toward it across muddy paddy fields. The pilot took off hastily in fear that they would smash his craft to pieces. There was no chance left for them to leave before the communists came that night. Most of the several armed helicopters watching from above were hit by the gun.tire of guerrillas swarming around the river bank below. Bullets stitched a pattern in the steel two feet from the head of this correspondent. As these helicopters made firing runs, guerillas could be seen jumping into the river. Ironically, Vietnamese fighter- bombers brought the final death to a Ba Dong outpost. Some ammunition and food supplies had been left behind and the bombers were ordered to destroy the buildings. Guerrillas had already razed the tiny Catholic church and several other concrete buildings. The bombers razed the outpost tower. Attacks Guerrillas had attacked the town and outpost of the Jlhung two nights in a row. They had razed a Buddhist pagoda, and al ready, according to provincial of- fcials, they were blaming this on the government. They were in the outskirts of the town, lying in wait for another attack. Six of (he defenders had been killed. With the six replacements for them flown in by helicopters were provincial officials. They pinned medals on the chests of the defenders, two of whom were • holding their crying babies because their wives had been killed in the previous night's / } And It Minor Three Accidents, Only One Injury Birmingham Grand Jury Charges Two B.v REX THOMAS BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (API — Two white teen-agers, denied bond, remained in jail today for the slaying of a Negro boy in the wake of a church bombing which killed four Negro children. The same grand jury which will | decide whether to indict the white youths for murder will be asked to investigate the death of another Negro in the hours which followed the holocaust at the Negro church last Sunday. He was killed by a policeman. The search for the killer whose bomb exploded during Sunday school services at the 16th Street Baptist Church continued. Two state troopers assigned to Only one injury — not serious— was reported in three separate traffic accidents Friday, Alton police said today. In one mishap a city car, driv-j Saturday night CLOUDY AND COOLER Occasional light rain is expected coastal re^on and east Gulf coast states, iirrfnv niirht &OV er rentral Plains It will be cooler in northern half of the en by Paul Stillwell, 46. of Alton 1 Fire Department was struck in the right rear side by another car after pulling into Union street i heading north from a blind corner at Liberty street, police said. The other car was driven by Eva Cowan, 39, of 1118 Alby St. who was headed west on Union street, police said, Both cars were driveable. In a collision at the intersection, of Brown and'Main streets, atj 12:45 a.m. Friday, a car driven) while scattered over central Plains ** ..... - —~ „„„«,„«« showers are due in nation except for parts of the northern wiuie scttiivreu aiiuweia niv uut i« ••«••••«•• -•-— r - - « , .«,««*u«« northern Plains, central Plateau and Plains where slightly warmer weather most of the southeastern Atlantic is expected. (AP Wlrephoto Map) WeatherForecast Reaction Good To Kennedy Plan Alton and vicinity — Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Low i tonight near 50. Considerable | cloudiness Sunday with 20 per cent chance of showers. High Sunday near SO. By TOM HOOK i Germany made many delegates! struck in the right side by a car driven east on Brown St. by Adolph A. Bordeaux. 75, of 2916 Brown St. Police said Crepps, headed south on Main Street, had crossed the intersection of Brown after making a stop when the collision occurred. A passenger in -President Kennedy's dramatic inl( ' nds l«) 2» >" lessening j.4.itj a.m. rnutvy, a ^ai urivuii! ' , . . , .-, • , t. • ,. f^i 1 A * by Glenn A. Crepps Jr., !9, wasj UNITED NATI °» S '. N ' Y ' <AP ' ^'^l^^^T, LOOl AlF Invades Illinois WET LANDING IN VIET NAM One trooper sprawls in the flooded Nam. The soldiers were landed to pur- swamp as other Vietnamese government sue Communist Viet Cong guerrillas soldiers walk through the water after who had attacked a Vietnamese out- being landed by U. S. Army helicopters post. (AP Wirephoto) near Ca Mau peninsula in South Viet bid for a U.S.-Soviet moon c . x .j tensions in that direction. ; pedition won generally enthusias- ! U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Ste-j tic reaction. His moderate policy j Benson commented that Gromy- staiement stirred guarded hopes' ko's professed aim to lower inter-, for progress in easing cold war! llatioiwl tempers was welcome toj the United Stales. But lie noted j that the Soviet slil! "claimed all; virtues for the Soviet Union and! assigned all mistakes to the: tensions at the U.N. General Assembly session. Kennedy's address Friday, fol- ^nvSno C ^' s car - Mrs. Opal Hallowing an usually mild policy -^« id til "brief scuf> ig S- 41 - of 511 Winkler St " was ' SpeC ° h by lSoVict F ° reig " Ministnt i fie Friday night with a Negro! trcated at Alton Memorial Hbspit-; Andrei A. Gromyto. heartened dip-• no rtii,>rn Illinois n-idav hrou IIL iiiuaj "fa" 1 ««"' « iic&iv in-iuries and: oma s wearv of bitter exchanges; t->r/-»nf> I nirfltrn ' j .- . . ' • who, police said, later stabbed an- ^J" ™f m3UneS ^between -he' two big pouer.s. ^' °° C ^'» C «g° mod™«,on today to southern 8 other white man. 'T^*™ '.,...... firomvko woh-omnd ho com-il-! . , ^ , tions ol thr slat, where the m GRIEVING MOTHER A mother grieves over her badly wounded daughter as Vietnamese government troops pass by in Ca Man peninsula of South Viet Nam. The girl had been wounded by machine gun tire from U.S. helicopter during a troop landing. (AP Wirephoto) raid. Money was handed out to boost their morale. And then the helicopters spun away to safety and the outpost was left to face another night. In much of the Mekong Delta now, few people talk o! victory or defeat. "It Is a battle to survive in these isolated outposts," one American adviser said. "The defenders don't know and don't care about politics or Saigon. "They only know thut the night will bring trouble. They only know that if they are not dead tomorrow they have been lucky." Two Die in Chicago Rooming House Fire CHICAGO (AP)-Two men perished In a fire Friday night in a near North Side roaming house that was scheduled for demolition. Police said Clyde Well* 55, a resident of the fourth floor, leaped to hi* death tram the top floor. hi? clothing aflame. A friend, also on the fourth floor, djed hi his room. He was identified as James Burns, 48. Absentee Ballots for Sewer Vote Available Absentee ballots for next Saturday's election for establishment of a Sewer system in Rosewood Heights, Cottage Hills, and Forest Homes will be available through next Friday, Aaron Martin, sewer district chairman, said today. Martin said the ballots will be in the office of Robert Zitt, Wood River Township Assessor, at 609A Airline Dr. in Rosewood Heights. The election Saturday will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m at the following tin-tie polling places: Goessman Bargain Store First Street and Stanley Road ii Forest Homes; Cottage Hills Fire house on Lenora Street; and Rose wood Heights Firehouse on Airline Drive. Building Collapses In Downtown Sorenlo SORENTO, 1)1. (AP) - A two- story building that recently had been remodeled, collapsed today damaging neighboring strut-tun's but causing no injuries. The building housed a grocery store and was the oldest business structure in this Bond Cuunty village. The building collapsed be- lore business hours 1 . Macmillan May Call Election In Near Future LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Harold Macmillan may call a snap national election this fall and risk his Conservative government's future at the height of the Keeler-Profumo sex and security scandal, a ranking government minister says. Elections are believed 12 months off, but He.i'th Minister Enoch Powell told n Conservative Quints Showing O Gains By DAN PERKBS ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The, Fischer quintuplets — all 15 pounds, 10 ounces of them — observed their first week's birthday today with their weights on record for the first time. "Lively, squallirig and kicking" was the word from St. Luke's Hospital where the four girls and a boy have been since their arrival. Tiny scales pushed through plastic cuffs of the incubators showed that James Andrew, as expected, was the heaviest at 3 [xmnds, 13 ounces. The smallest is Mary Ann, first born and named after her mother, who weighed in at 2% pounds. The second and third arrivals, Mary Magdalene and Mary Catherine, weigh 3 pounds each and Wary Margaret, last after James Andrew, weighs 3 pounds, 5 ounces. Dr. James Berbos paid feedings are scaled according to weight, vith the boy getting 1.2 cubic cen- imcters of artificial milk formu- « every two hours, three of the ill-Is 9 cc-'s apiece and Mary Mar- tlet 8. An ounce of ster'le water •; added at the end of each feed- ng to clear the plastic pipes lu-ough which they lakrf their oocl. Berbos said that Mrs. Andrew ""ischor is scheduled to Jeive the ospital Monday. He said she can o some housework bu'. probably ill require assistance in caring or her other five children—also our girls and a boy. Fischer himself was reported inferring with attorneys on new offers for the world-fumed newcomers, already the recipien's of an estimated $250,000 cash and gifts. The troopers, off duty, were in street clothes. Police said the Negro, booked as James Hall, apparently shoved one of the troopers and was dragged away b> other Negroes after flashing a knife. Detective C.L. Pierce said Hall then stabbed Aubrey Hogan, who was waiting for a bus. From elsewhere in the nation came new expressions of grief and resentment over the most re cent outbreak of racial violence in Birmingham. Negro author James Baldwin told an audience in New York Friday night that Americans should refrain from Christmas shopping until the nation "earns the right to celebrate the birth of Christ." He demanded the impeachment of Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama. New York's Mayor Robert F. Wagner, in tribute- to the girls who died in the church bombing, proclaimed Sunday an official "day of sympathy, respect and determination to speed the day of equal opportunity for all." Baldwin spoke at a memorial service for the slain children. Among those in the audience were Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McNair whose daughter Denise, 11, was one of the girls killed at the church. The cancellation of an invitation to speak at Yale University prompted Wallace to send a telegram to Mayor Richard Lee of New Haven, Conn., saying, "I am certain that it is distasteful to the Yale Political Union to find that its cherished radiation of presenting the views of all can be curtailed overnight." The political union had invited the governor to speak. Lee said Wallace would not be welcome because relations between Yale and the Negro community in New Haven might be disturbed. The white youths charged with killing Virgil Ware, 13, while the Negro boy and his brother rode by on a bicycle last Sunday were bound over to the grand jury Friday. Michael Lee Farley and Larry Joe Sims, both 16, have signed a statement saying that Sims fired two pistol shots at the Negro boy from a motor scooter the white youths were riding. A collision occurred at noon Friday at 4th and Cherry Streets Gromyko welcomed the conciliatory nature of Kennedy'.-' Negro Labor WHtlJ *J1JU V411VCI IICOU^U V>COl Wll j -, I y^ 4 9 4th street, pulled around a third| 8 P« lIlc proposals, pending study.; Organization rwr. turned a blind corner and ml- He also conveyed to Kennedy the; & when one driver headed west on s P cech - but reserved ~'™ ent pnt car, turned a blind corner and col lided with a car coming north from Cherry Street. Mary Tussey, 57, of Rozier street had made a stop on 4th when the third car pulled across the intersection and motioned to her to make her turn left into Cherry, police said. The collision occurred when a :ar driven by Raymond Heisly, 20, of 2830 E. Broadway came out of Cherry street. "warm personal greetings" ofj CHICAGO (AP) — Premier Khrushchev at a recep tion after the President's speech Hopes Gromyko's remarks seemed to support the growing hope that the Soviets, seared by the Cuban crisis and differences with Peking, are more interested in East-West amity than in rocket-rattling. Kennedy told the Ill-nation assembly the world may have Both cars required removal by reached " a P ause in the cold •* v »t TT_ .,_» —..* !._,.:.. TT C7 OnttiA* tow truck, police said. No injuries were reported. Train Hits Truck; Driver Escapes Injury EDWARDSVILLE - Robert Hess, an Edwardsville area truck J° int moon expedition. Some dele- driver, walked away from his,gates expressed the belief that dump truck after it was struck by Kennedy feels the United States a fast freight train and dragged cannot beat the Soviets to the approximately 50 feet from a moon on its osvn. grade crossing at Glen Carbon 1 It was noted that U.S. space war." He set out basic U.S.-Soviet differences, but called for further steps in easing cold war tensions, specifically by pooling U.S. and Soviet space research and experience for a moon shot. Delegates praised the tenor of Kennedy's speech and echoed his call for peaceful settlement of East-West differences. There was considerable speculation why Kennedy suggested the about 10 a.m. today. Hess, who resides on Edwardsville Rte. 3 east of here, extricated himself from the wrecked ruck and later walked to an ambulance. He was taken in a Marks i ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital at Highland for treatment for shock and possible internal inju officials at Cape Canaveral voiced disappointment over this as an indication that the President seems ready to abandon the U.S. moon project. EiithusiuMii government has opened an investigation of the Negro Labor Relation.' League, which has called upon a claimed membership of 35,000 to press Chicago dairy firms for more jobs for Negroes. U.S. Atty. James P. O'Brien an nounced Friday that the inquiry was aimed at possible violations of the Hobbs Act, which bars use of robbery or extortion to interfere with interstate commerce. The league has exerted the most pressure on the Bowman Dairy Co., one of the city's largest, by asking its members to withdraw their patronage. Terms Senseless In a related development, Thorn as J. Haggerty. an officer of the Milk Wagon Drivers Union, said the attempted boycott of the big dairy firm was senseless. Haggerty also contended that Robert Scott, the league's secretary, had been convicted in a 1951 extortion plot and put on probation for two years. The union leader called on State's Atty. Danel P. Ward to join federal prosecutors in the investigation. Edward J. Egan, an assistant to Ward, said he had requested Uv TIIK ASSOCIATE!) PRESS A cool air mass which enveloped | northern Illinois Friday brought sec- mer- ciiry cooled down as much as 20 degrce.-:. Daytime readings were genera' ly in the 70s today. Friday had registered highs in the 90s, including 93 at Vandalia and 91 at Belleville while Chicago's lakefront thermometers topped out at 64. There were readings in the 40s early today in northern sections. Moline recorded a minimum of 45, Rantoul and Rockford 47, and Peoria 48. The cool front brought cloudiness to central and southern counties, and there were some showers. Behind the front, skies were clear. Tonight's low temperatures were expected to be in the 50s and 60s. His suggestion came at a time'Police records and information on es. Children Eat Poke Berries Three Alton children had their party rally in Somerset Friday stomachs pumped after they ate night, "You can expect the election any day from now on." Powell, an insider In Conservative party affairs, may favor an early election, but other conservative ministers are pictured dead set against it. The scandal, which almost top pled Marmiilfin's government la.sl June, eame to a head again Friday when Harold Wilson, leader of (he opposition Labor parly, de- minded thai Parliament recon- ene from its recess Oct. 14, wo weeks early, to debate the Denning report on the scandal's security aspects. Maemillan ro- wrtedly refused. a quantity of poke berries which were growing in one of the girls' back yard. Treated al Alton Memorial Hospital were Trlna and John M. Pace, ages two and four, children of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pace of L'OS CUover St.; Monica Brown, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown of 2302 Birch St., was treated at Wood River Township Hospital. Mrs. Pace said the children cuine into the house covered with berry stains and they were rushed to the hospital. She said he children probably thought lie berries were grapes. Sheriff Melvin Bailey said he has been unable to find any pro vocation for the shooting. The boys will remain in jail until a new grand jury meets Oct. 7 to consider tbecharge. Auto Windshield Broken by Rock Robert Janssen, 128 E. Tyde- nian, Roxana, complained to Alton Police that an unknown person had thrown a rock through his windshield on the Beltline Friday night. Janssen said a two-inch rack shalli-red the windshield as the ear passed beneath the underpass between Washington andn Seminary. Janssen and his fiancee, who was with him, escaped injury, police re|XH'ted. Venezuelan Quints Are Showing Gains MARACAIBO, Vene/uela (AP) The Venezuelan quintuplets me gaining weight and their general condition is improved, the panel of doctors attending them reported Kriday. Mrs. Ines Maria Cuervo de P«-e Prieto, a 34-year-old grandmother, gave birth to the five boys Sejil. 7. The mother still is in the hospital but was repotted completely recovered. Employed by a trucking firm engaged in hauling dirt for bac filling work in construction of in terstate highway 270 north Glen Carbon, Hess apparent] failed to notice approach of southbound four - diesel Nick Plate freight train as he drove on to a crossing on the west sid of Glen Carbon, authorities said Two Fined for Speed, Signal Violations Two area men were fined thi morning for traffic violations bj Alton Police Magistrate Georg Roberts. Cecil R. Little, 22, of 23 Fern Ln., East Alton, was fined $10 am cost for speeding on the Beltline He was arrested on the charge Thursday al 6:45 p.m. doing 60 in a 45 mile an hour zone, police said. Franklin D. Street, 22, of 14: Cottage Ave., Cottage Hills, was fined $5 and cost for violation o traffic signal lights at E. Broad way and Indiana Avenue. Police arrested Street 1 a s Sunday after he stopped at red light and then proceede( (hroug)i the still - red light, police said. HAPER'S TOWING SERVICE HAS A FOR AIL KIND OF TBUCK TIRES 24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE 462-8623 601 Pearl St., Alton, III, when public enthusiasm for the project apparently is waning costs are spiraling and Congress no longer is rubber-stamping space agency money requests. Delegates agreed that a combined moon journey would do a lot for East-West amity. Editorial reaction in London was generally enthusiastic. In Bonn, West German government and opposition leaders joined in hailing the speech. The Soviet news agency Tass gave extensive summaries of Kennedy's address but made no mention of his moon shot proposal. Kennedy's expression of support for civil rights in the United States and human rights around the world were seen by Moscow Radio as propaganda. Kennedy returned to Newport, R.I., Friday night after a cordial reception from delegates and from U.S. citizens employed by the U.N. Boycott Cuba boycotted his speech. Carbs Lechuga, head of the Cuban delegation, said he did not want o bear "distortions of truth" 'rom Kennedy in regard to the Cuban revolution. The Israeli seats were vacant because it was a Jewish holidaay Gromyko's mild speech Thursday was In sharp contrast to the bitter invective the Soviets usual- y employ when addressing the world forum. But Gromyko's attack on West [he league and its personnel. Scott, meanwhile, said that Haggerty "is from the old school" and is used to having Negroes retreat when an investigation is called for. "Things have changed, though,' the Negro leader declared. "If takes a million Negroes to go to jail to get decent jobs, we wil Haggerty, who contended the move to boycott the Bowman firm "has possible extortion elements." said the dairy has employed No gro drivers and inside workers foi more than 20 years. He contender it now has more Negro employes than all other Chicago dairies combined. Inquiry O'Brien said the federal inquir> began 10 days ago with "the sifting of information gleaned from official and unofficial sources.' If it appears there are federal vi olations, he said, the FBI will be asked to help in the investigation Ths government prosecutor said the inquiry is being conducted by David P. Schippers, an assistant U.S. attorney in the special prosecutions unit. The president of the league is The Rev. M. Earle Sardon, 46, lay minister at Emanus .Baptist Church and former editor of a South Side newspaper. Scott said he organization had been con- lucting a membership drive since mid-June and now had more than 35,000 members. FINANCING St. Louis Gas Leak Is Capped ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP)—A thunderous leak in an underground natural gas sterile vault was capped Friday after 50 million cubic feet of gas had escaped. That's enough gas to meet the needs of the average homeowner fof heating and other purposes for more than 330 years. A spokesman for the I^aclede Jas Co., which owns the vault, said the average homeowner uses 150,000 cubic feet annually. A workman accidentally uncorked two openings in the vault, each the si/.e af a half-dollar, Wednesday morning. The escaping gas roared louder than a jet aircraft taking off, keeping some peo^c who live in the area awake find driving oth- f-r.s elsewhere to sl^ep A few homes were evacuated as a precaution and traffic was rerouted. But the st:)i-pp,o vault is in a sparsely settled area of St. Louis County and company officials said there was little danger of explosion or fire. MORE PROTECTION BUT YOUR COST IS LOWER! surance protection at tt substantial savings in cost, MUTUAL 11 h ck f wlth MUTUAL before you renew your present HOME, BUSINESS untt Auto INSURANCE W No Membership Fee! Davenport 4U5-S561 After 6 p.m. 4B8-37U MILLERS' MUTUAL - Of H.I.INOI* •URANOB AUTO t HOMI •UflNIII

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