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PEOPLE in tin NEWS Briefly... De< Moines Register July 23, 1969 The Apollo 11 Beat small United States flag attached to his drum when he took part in a musical salute to the Apollo 11' astronauts at the seventh National Boy Scout Jamboree at Farragut, Idaho. The flag had another purpose— it helped shade the Boy Scouts from the sun. Wilson had a strip of tape over his nose to protect him further from sunburn. Moon men Neil Armstrong and Kdwin Aldrin are former Boy Scouts. Warns US. Oi EU rope's Loss at Faith ANALYSIS- Continued from Page One nam mess, ho 'has had no choice but to begin troop withdrawals.! Nor do any of his important ad- 1 visers argue for reversing the effort to de-Americanize the war. New Realization But those advisers now recognize the full worldwide consequences of his necessary withdrawal—an unpleasant and relatively new realization. .Just, two months ago— after his major speech on Vietnam, Mr. Nixon was convinced Hanoi would at least try to match U.S. concessions in Paris. In fact, the Communists have not even .made a pretense- of reciprocation. Thus, the President is reluctantly concluding that Hanoi will wait for what it regards as the inevitable— unilateral U.S. withdrawal. Remarkable Remarks • The Apollo 11 moon landing may be a scientific milestone, but songwriters say that old devil moon may never be the same again. Sammy Kaye, whose "Moon Dust" was a hit in the 10s, said in New York City: "I don't think dust sounds romantic now and I can't look at the moon as a romantic place after seeing those craters and boulders and temperatures of 350 degrees. When you look at the moon now, you can't help but think of the debris left behind." • Marie Jeffrey, 23, a go-go girl in a Boston lounge, said of the moon landing: "I was so happy when they touched down that I gave 'cm a few extra bumps and grinds." • Briton John Fairfax, who rowed across the Atlantic, said in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that he wants to go home within a month to start writing a book about his six- month, 4,000-mile feat. He added: "Of course I'll return by boat. I am a bit scared of flying. I feel it's a really siHy way of going. You're strapped in and can't do anything." ; Top General Optimistic After Viet Inspection Tour for Nixon SAIGON, VIETNAM WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Gen. Earle G. Wheeler returned from Vietnam Tuesday with a report on the war for President Nixon. It was secret, but indications were the military can go along with further troop reductions. Wheeler, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, tolri .report^ ers on his arrival at nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md., "I must say that I find the situation good." Wheeler, who spent four days sizing up the war, said the program to modernize and Improve Vietnamese forces to take over more combat rcsponsiblity "is on schedule — as a matter of fact, ahead of schedule in some areas." The four-star general would not forecast his recommendation to Mr. Nixon, who is due to decide sometime in August whether to withdraw more than the 25,000 troops announced A bar•roomfooting three weeks ago earlier this summer . But Wheeler and Secretary of I Quiet Inquiry in 'Shootout' Of M.P.S, S. Viet Colonel By Harry Trimborn 'ci The Los Angeles Times in which a decorated and politically influential commander of a „„„.„. „.,„ ^^. „.„. crack South Vietnamese Army unit allegedly killed two American j rje^ense'MelvinR "laird" met military policemen is still un-,— •__——7, with Mr. Nixon in the afternoon der investigation. Hospital Raked 'No' to Priest The President has little room' Officials have'refused to dis- jfor maneuver. He has decided,': CURS the case since the June 30 with the full backing of the Na- shooU ,, It>s un(|er in . tional Security Council, to ° ..„ „. withdraw combat troops and he i vestigation, '• one U.S. officer hinted publicly he would beat!said. the proposal of former Defense j The American role in the in- Secretary Clark Clifford to, V esligation is purely advisory, nu»|iiiai noncu n« tun,,.-., ,,. 'withdraw all combat trops by' °, imT tn , ', pxnprts e A storm-of criticism boiled • The Kentucky Alcoholic, theendoM970i according to legal experts, around G e n e r a 1 Hospital in Beverage Board refused to. Thus. Mr. Nixon is showing; since the U ' S ' woulcl have no - — Tampa Fla after reports that grant reflail .. iqu " r -. an l b ^-i-l lhc Russians that ' as onc criti-1 jurisdiction over any legal ac- i eg . i more than 20 bullets were fired during the Shootout. The next day, Brig. Gen. Nguyen Van Minh, military governor of Saigon and commander of the Capital Military District, set up a joint investigation committee. Can reportedly told the investigators he had fired at the M.P.s after they tried to arrest him and shot him in the kidney dialysis treatments were Sans , a , he Rev. Theodore j ca] gcnera i tolf | USj <. he can be tj(m against t he Vietnamese i However, military policemen Catholic priCSl, n.u.u-,1 ,,- nim ,| \,,, _ -n,,,.-,! „„«„ , ! nn»*» that Amorirnn M P:'s arp nd withheld from a critically ill for a store in Wildwood, a sub- Communist country " seate woman because she could not afford the $30,000 cost. Don Brown, chairman of the Hillsborough County Hospital Board, as- W ood residents, .serted Joanne Mazucci, 23, of Marshal James of Louisville. The Jefferson beverage *»«« ha " proved the application in May. however, some 35-'Wild- led by City Andrew, pro- North Port Charlotte, didn't tested the store would not be in Tougher Tactics That means, top Part of the reluctance of off i- i "°* permitted to arrest, foreign policy i cials to discuss the case appar- nationals. to discuss Wheeler's findings before Mr. Nixon left Tuesday night for his trip around the world. New Attacks? Wheeler said U.S. intelligence experts in Saigon told him of indications that the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are preparing for another series of attacks which would break a recent lull in battlefield activities. "How heavy and how widespread thjse may be, we don't know," Wheeler said. He added that military leaders in Viet- nam believe they can handle the situation. "I found our commanders, and equally important, the senior Vietnamese commanders, we're confident with their capability to deal with anything the enemy can do," lie said. The new attacks, Wheeler said, could come in late July or early August. A big offensive about that time could complicate Nixon administration ef- i forts to accelerate further U.S. withdrawals. View on Lull As of July 1, the United States had 537,000 men in Vietnam, with the 25,000-man withdrawal not yet complete. Wheeler said he is not -yet ready to say that the recent lull in ertemy activities has any significance, such' " as possibly being a signal from Hanoi that it is ready to scale down the war. Reds Ambush Work Detail SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM (AP) —The enemy pressed harassing attacks against allied positions Tuesday but there was no major break in the month-long lull on the battlefields. The most serious incident reported by allied spokesmen occurred in the village of Phuoc My, south of Da Nang, when guerrillas sprang an ambush against a U.S. road-clearing detail and reinforcing government troops Monday. •That skirmish left one American killed and four wounded, six government militiamen killed and six wounded, and four civilians killed and five wounded. Enemy casualties were not known. There were 11 enemy shejl- ings reported during the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Of these, a U.S. spokesman said, only five inflicted damage or casualties and there were no Americans hit in four barrages aimed at American bases. New U.S. Envoy For West Germany BONN,, WEST GERMANY (REUTERS) - The new U.S. ambassador to West Germany, Kenneth Rush, Tuesday presented his credentials to President Gustav Heinemann. xoned com . cow need the treatments. However, ^>""* ".'»• lhe Predominantly residential ar her family doctor in Sarasota, s ( 0 ,. e s j| e Samuel Kaplan, said he recom- merdal. mended she be .treated in the ..dialysis unit. "We asked for the Expelled money because we did not « paulis and Irena Lazda, two North Vietnam' think the people of Hillsborough y 0un g American tourists. re- County should be burdened with portedly were expelled from this cost," Brown said. "We tne Soviet Union earlier this have already built up a big nlor ,th-after being caught try- deficit from dialysis treatment jn g to smu gg| e out an anti-So- of welfare patients in Hillsbor- vjet ar tj c i e 'by Fritsis Menders, ough County." a former Latvian politician. makers fear, that Moscow willjently stems from, the sensitive j use similar tactics in the arms j r e 1 a t i o n s between foreign talks. Some of the President's advisers say privately that unilateral concessions on Viet- under Communist China's fire h Baby Kidnaped • Two-year-old Patricia The newspaper Sovietskaya Latvia, in an edition just re- Ann ceived in Moscow, said the Martin was believed, kidnaped couple had been m the-Latvian in Buffalo, N.Y.f by a woman capital of Riga to visit Lazda s who was driving a yellow Volks- grandmother. The paper did wagen. Police said Patricia's not say if any action was being sister, Shellie, 8, was wheeling taken against Menders, the carriage when a heavy -.. •marik woman in an orange-flowered riim »wania» dress gave Shellie $1 and .asked • The Italian movie Scrafino . her to go into a store for some shared in a three-way tie or milk. When the girl returned first place and British actor the woman and baby were K»n Moody won the best actor gone. The carriage was still on award for his role as Fagin in the sidewalk. The parents, Mr. "Oliver" at the Moscow Film and Mrs. Murray Martin, are Festival. The Soviet entry, not wealthy and police theo- "Until Monday." and the Cuban rized that the baby was taken film "Lucia" were the other Moreover, the President's aides now see that the necessity for withdrawal from Vietnam will damage U.S. prestige also in the West. On Mr. Nixon's European trip by a childless woman. Disappears first place winners in the fea lure-length category. Best ac- U!f t ^ Ion J ha * tress awards went to Anna Maria Picchio of Argentina for in February, a high official'of the Dutch government took a senior Nixon aide aside to whisper, politely, this warning: If the U.S. does not get a fair peace, but seems to accept defeat, the credibility of the U.S. commitment in Western Europe would deteriorate. U.S. influence in Western Europe correspondingly would decline. Much the same warning has come from Edward Heath, leader of Britain's Conservative Party and very likely the next prime minister. When here for a visit in May, H 63 *" minced no words about the effect of a U.S. defeat in Southeast Asia. Neglecting to troops and those of a host country, heightened by the current withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam, in which the military efficiency of the Vietnamese is a key issue. One of Best But apparently more sensitive is the identity of the Vietnamese officer — Lt. Col. Nguyen Viet Can, commander of the llth Airborne Battalion, considered one of'the best units in the Vietnamese armed forces. Can has been wounded in ac : tion five times and has been awarded decorations by his own and the U.S. governments. Killed in the shooting were Sgt;~Engene-T. Cox, 21, of Jackson Heights. N.Y., and Pfc. James H. Workman, 21, of Beaver Falls, Pa., both members of the 716th Military Police Battalion. Both had been scheduled to return to the U.S. within 30 days. The shooting stemmed from a celebration. It unfolded, according to sources, like this: Can and two aides, both captains, were in the Ivory Tower night club on the third floor of a building in downtown Saigon celebrating a battle victory a SUMMER DAZE SEWING MACHINE CLEARANCE! given no help in Vietnam, few days earlier Heath said the mere appear- j Khamh province, ance of defeat would have a in All Long three grave effect on European political leaders as to the will of the - j U.S. and the value of its commitment. • Diana Davidson, 21, daugh- .. A strip of sk yi- and i r j na p e t ter of a top British research rescu of Romania for "Woman scientist, disappeared while f or O ne Season." watching her boy friend play, cricket at rural Paddock Wood, i ii*.j.. A> Kent County, England. Her ^ lVllll ^ y ^ l ' 1 ^'.^. \ Generals Skeptical ther, Charles Davidson, said he, 1S$J4I Million j Mo| . e immec | iate]v per ti ne nt doubted Diana had been kid-j WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — ; js the deepening skepticism naped because she worked with; The Pentagon announced Tues-' now sctting in at ^ uni him at the Royal Armament: day it will pay 21 commercial \ forme j, leV g, s O ' f ' the p| ntagon Research and Development i airlines approximately $341 mil-| that the p residont is trv ing to Center at Fort Halstead, South! lion over the next 12 months t°! .Rationalize 'a unilateral pull- London. Police were working; fly military passengers andj out -,, as one general put it to on the theory that Diana had a blackout and lost her memory because she reportedly had been working very hard and cargo overseas. The Pentagon j us ' estimated that commercial air lines currently carry about 30 per cent of the command's rou- both here _ nd The general's prediction of a stiffening among high officers, w _„.. --------- „ . . . was subject to periods of dizzi-jtme cargo and 93 per cent of born _ out ,_ st Sun( , when Mts passengers world-wide. ______ . G(?n Ear , e G Wneeler> chair . ness. Let Deserted Ra Drift To Land, Heyerdahl Asks man of the-joint chiefs of staff, were in uniform. An American sergeant, not identified, who was slightly intoxicated was seated nearby talking in a loud voice. Can asked the American to join his group. At about 11 p.m. Cox and Workman entered the club on a routine curfew check for U.S. servicemen. They spotted the sergeant and told him to leave. He was violating the curfew which requires servicemen be in their residence by 10 p.m. Can did not want his companion to leave and an argument ensued. During the argument, Can re- iders to U.S. troops. This is no revolt of the gen- ! erals, but it guarantees more BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS (REUTERS) - Norwegian ex- ( ; resistance from the uni- plorer Thor Heyerdahl led his six-man crew ashore Tuesday and ] formed Pentagon officers to declared flatly he had no in-'portedly slapped one of the tention of changing combat or-!M.P.s in the face. The second claimed his abandoned papyrus reed boat Ra proved its point before it became dangerously' the Ha was abandoned on the future troop withdrawals. There .is no thought of a poli- M.P. grabbed Can's arm. Can punched him in the abdomen. Pulled Pistol The M.P. who was struck was said to have pulled out his pistol and fired a shot that hit Can in the thigh. However, both of I Famous SINGER sewing machines and cabinets used as FLOOR MODELS DEMONSTRATORS and DISCONTINUED cedtosefl , '< understand that the Vietnam j fj rec j no escape) Hanoi supplies in waterlogged by storms. ; the Ha was abandoned on tne cy change> for the reyer . .Rs'pistols were missing The voyage of the Ra ended \ high seas, he pleaded that no berations of that would be' wnen investigators arrived at in mid-Atlantic Saturday when one should interfere with it. ; worse. Indeed, President Nix-j tne bar and it cou ld not be con- Heyerdahl decided not to risk Sharing the 45-by-15-foot cab-^n^^ad^isersare ^beginnm^tojfi,^^ whetner tney had been underwater repairs in shark-in- in of the Ra for 56 days were j J 1 " "£ d " )ca g fested waters. American radio operator Nor-! hatch-unless The crew sailed to Barbados! man Baker, Russian medical: 0 ne. aboard a boat which met themiofficer Yuri Senkevitch, Italian! As of now. not even the Pres- midocean carrying photog-icameraman Carlo Mauri, pa-' Cent's most optimistic adviser raphers. They set sail May 25 pyrus expert Abdullaye pji-l ex P ects a • from Sail, Morocco, hoping to brime from Chad, Mexican prove that ancient Egyptians'anthropologist Santiago Gen- could have sailed across the At-;noves, Egyptian underwater ex-j lantic and influenced the Indian pert Georges Sourial and Heyer- 1 cultures of America. dahl. "I am not saying they did, but I have proved it was possible for them to do it," the 54-year-old Norwegian said. The Vietnamese officer rolled behind the bar, pulled out his own pistol and shot the two M.P.s. According to some reports All looked fit and happy to reach land. Mrs. Mary-Anne Baker was there to meet her husband. Heyerdahl was greeted by his wife, Yvonne, and three daughters, Annette, Marian and Bettena. "The trip was certainly not a failure. We are satisfied that we have all the answers we wanted," he said. "If I had de^ cided to continue I might have > was much more difficult than i lost one or perhaps two men, the Kon Tiki expedition in 1947 j and the experiment was not; when he drifted 4,300 miles) Heyerdahl said the.Ha trip ; Q worth the loss of one man.' across the eastern Pacific in I He also said he hoped the 101 days to show that people boat would still drift to the from Peru could have populated American shore, and although Polynesia. 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