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Cbttt* "YOUR FREEDOM NEWSPAPER" NEA. McNaniht Featvret Ct.OVIS, NE\V MEXICO, FfttDAY, MAf 18, 1966 £1 PifW kin SAIGON (UPI) -U.S. jet fighter-bombers lashed Commu* nist North Viet Nam Thursday with the heaviest air raid of ff*e war, a military spokesman reported today. Peking said the U.S. planes shot down a MIG17 over Communist China and vowed to repay this "debt of blood. 1 ' Peking said the incident was 25 miles north of the border. The Americans said a MIGiT was shot down about 50 miles south of the Chinese border And in Washington a warning that jet airfields may be bonned in North Viet Nam raised the possibility of a stepped up air war. The ground war increased in ferocity and in a daylong battle a surrounded U.S. Marine squad 370 miles north of Saigon held off hordes of Communists until Leatherneck planes zoomed in and burned scores of guerrillas to death with napalm, a spokesman reported. A UPI front dispatch said the Mar ne squad of 14 men killed nt hast 30 Viet Cong. Marine ^rtil ery and jets hurling flaming napalm ran the Viet Cong death toll to 178 In an operation a Marine officer described as a "fish fry." The Marine squad had stumbled onto a guerrilla training camp complete with lecture halls, propaganda material and barracks. The squad radio was destroyed as it fought to the last man but other Marines neard the firing and wiped out most of the 200 to 400-man Viet Cong force. South Vietnamese reported a major victory 54 miles southwest of Saigon, killing 92 Viet Cong in a three-sided assault on if * * Cannonite Scores a guerrilla supply center. Thei South Vietnamese swept through the fortified Viet Cong village and captured 20,000 pounds of rice and a giant underground pharmaceutical laboratory containing 10.000 tubes! \ pn Q t assigned to Cnnnoit,TH<? Wing Is assigned to Can of drugs. The Vietnamese AFB'S 832nd Air Division wasinon's 832nd Atf Division, credited U.S. helicopter gun-credited today with the side- ships with killing most of the winder shot that downed a Com- Viet Cong in an action reported m «nlst Chinese MIG In Viet . .,, .. _.. . „ . still underway. Nam Thursday. Inside the Chinese border But it was the air war that *nur»any. j ra|lcd , hc , nc|tlcnt ,, M act of took on new dimensions. While He is Maj. lYlltur R. Dudley,,war provocation." U. S. OfH U.S. Navy and Air Force planes j 24, assigned to the 366th Tactical' r!nls s *'d <*»" air battle occwr- carried out 135 millions againsti F)R hter Wing at Ifollomon AFB. rcd n ?°t l V J ? am M mllcs the North, BS? bombors from * " S<MI»II of the border. trenches and artfflefy Guam hit a Viet Cong tralnina napalm Into the Co center near Ba N«n« wttle" ' "" "* other planes new .135 separate flights against targets in the South. A "mission" ts flown .by two or more planes, Exact figures were a military secret bat ttw raids over a vast area of the north eclipsed the hlghw&ter mark of 250 sorties on April 4, 1965. Air Force planes flew 88 of the missions Thursday and Navy planes 49. It was air power that turned the tide in the Marine battle. The Marine planes damped to a Viet Coflg MMttftt complete with a tee" propaganda material racks. The gtterriDal the Leatherneck* them down WHh r and mortar (trv tuft* WI fought back. Officials said Gte squad about 30, but suffered ' losses. Stepped-Up War In Asian Skies Appears Possible WASHINGTON (UPI) — Red China's claim that U.S. jets shot down one of its planes and warn- North Viet Nam's three jet airfields may be bombed raised the possibility today of a stepped-up air war in Southeast Asia. U. S. officials implied that the bombing of the airfields — an action which could be regarded as a major new step n the Viet Nam war - might take place if American planes began to suffer losses from MIG fighter attacks. 480 Men Returning To Cannon The first unit of the 27th Tac tical Fighter Wing will return from Cannon AFB Saturday Holloman AFB where 480 personnel and equipment were temporarily assigned. They were assigned to Holloman while extensive runway repairs were being made at Cannon. The move affected the flying This was the first time the prospect had been raised that >ombs would toe dropped on the air bases, which are situated within 12 miles of Hanoi. As; this was being disclosed Thursday, Radio Peking charg- ;d that a flight of five U.S. jets nvaded Chinese airspace and shot down one of a number of hii)ese aircraft on a training flig Inside Border According to Peking, the incident took place northeast of Mak- wan in Yunnan Province, about 25 miles inside the China - Nortn Viet Nam border. The Chinese said the U. S. plares used a guided missile presumably referring to a heat- seeling Sidewinder - to slioot dowfe the plane. "When Chinese fighter planes counter-attacked, the U.S. air pirates fled south- wesjtward," Radio Peking said Ir Washington, the Deienso Department had no comment on the jet fighters were reported to *.„*. —.„ ...- -„---«, . fired euided missiles at and ground crews who were di- have firea gu root v involved in the suoDOrt Ui °- P»« UICB _"*" . ,, _ ... _„ rectly involved in the support of the academic and flying training program of the Replacement Training Unit. In late 1965, the 832nd Air Division and 27th TFW were assigned a mission of training replacement pilots for the F-100 Supersabre. The temporary move of 96 officers and 384 airmen to Holloman permitted the RTU program to continue without interruption, report. As for the possibility of raids on North Viet Nam's jet airiields, officials discussed the situation two days after MIG 17 Weatherman New Leader Of Baptists KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) Carl W. Tiller, a top official in the U. S. Bureau of Budget, today assumed the presidency of the 59th Annual American Baptist Convention. Tiller, chief of budget methods for the bureau since 1952, was nominated for the post Thursday night. His nomination was tantamount to election at today's morning session. Tiller succeeded the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Torbet of Kansas City, Kan. Several resolutions, introduced at Thursday night's session, were pending before the convention today, including one which urged churches to support national legislation against discrimination in the sale and rental of housing with provisions for federal administrative enforcement. The Rev. Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, a convention vice president and assistant to the director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, said Thursday the church is trailing in today's efforts to give meaning and dignity to life. "I have proposed that the corollary to our independent churches is that we make a big effort to serve the center of our cities," he said. The ABC's second vice president said such efforts would be HAROLD WILSON Students 'Capture' University Offices Nam. The Red missiles did no damage. Use Necessary Methods ficials said the United Sta es would use the most effective methods and tactics necessary to combat enemy planes and other systems that attack U. S. aircraft operating over North Vie Nam. metimes that would Involve dir it Cannon omciais explained. by Education Committee WASHINGTON (UPI) and Labor Committee has g the $1.75 billion war on pover question remaining today was ed more. The committee appr made through local, state, national and World Councils of Churches. The ABC is a 1.9 million-member denomination with churches in 40 states. About 10,000 delegates were registered for the five-day meetings which opened Wednesday. At a pre - convention meeting the General Council, the convention's governing body, authorized creation of a commis- Wilson Bids To Prevent Ship Strike LONDON (UPI) —Prime Minister Harold Wilson personally intervened today in a bid to prevent Britain's 62,500 unionized merchant seamen from going on strike at midnight Sunday. But union officials held out little hope the strike would be called off unless their main demand for a 16-hour reduction of their present 56 hour work week is met. Wilson, who settled a threatened nationwide rail strike earlier this year, worked into the early hours of the morning 2 Groups Jockeying For Control CHICAGO (UPI) —University of Chicago students today began a counter movement against a band of 350 to 400 youths who seized control of the university's administration Intensive Search Pressed In Kidnap -f f I- SHADE GAP, Pa. (UPI) State Police and FBI agents ct attack on operating bases.Ision on hristian /as implied, to avoid preparing for a the 48 militant meeting with executives of U. S. air forces. OKs Poverty Bill The House Education ven President Johnson y bill he requested. The whether he really want- ved the bill late Thursday after a series of roller-c<aster maneuvers. The spending authorization was increased to nearly $2 ml- non and then suddenly dropped back to the administration request in the program's third year, KKK Murder Suspect Sent To Mental Home ATHENS, Ga. (UPI) — Joseph Howard Sims, the Ku Klux Klansman who aces federal charges in the murder of Negro educator Lemuel Penn and a charge of assault with intent to murder his wife, has been committed to the state Jtnentai hospital. Clarke County Ordinary Mrs. Ruby Hartman ordered Sims to the hospital at Milledgeviile Thursday on reeoramen. dation of a three-member board, Sims' lawyer, Jira Hudson, requested the committal. Indians Defend Land With Axes BIG BEND, Calif. (UPI) 4- Angry Indians, armed with an axe instead of a tomahawk and riding a bulldozer rather than horses, attacked law enforcement officers Thursday in a heateq land dispute. Four Indians went on the warpath at the Big Bend rancheria reservation, sheriff's deputies said, when the lawmen tried to enforce a court order requiring the Indians to reopen a logging road that runs through their 40-acre rancheria. IBJ, Prtss Net Seeing Eye-To-Eye CHICAGO (UPI) — President Johnson and the press have not yet developed "a strong feeling of trust," deputy White House aews secretary Roger Fleming said Thursday. Flfiiaing, formerly chief of ABC's Washington Bureau, Tas questioned by four newsmen following a speech at the Sigma Delta Chi Headline Club. The panelists questioned Fleming about the alleged "credibility gap" in information coming out of the White Housji SotiMl Of Owe Muffkd At U« ¥•*•§ XO&TH IAS VEGAS, MB*. (UPI) — Casino deal* ers stopped shuffling the cards and passing the dice Thursday night when Nevada's first dealers' untoa staged a sE down strifes. Twelve blackjack and crap table dealers stopped wotting at 8 p.m. when Jerry's nugget, a medium-sized, easmo, was filled with customers, it marked probably the first halt of gambling m Nevada's casmo history bd&use of &g sit-dowa by dealers. ' Thursday. The Better Day? PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPD A retired mathematics professor says it's too bad Friday the 13th is the traditional unlucky day. He believes Thursday the 13th or Saturday the 13th would be better. Writing to the thly of Brown University, Bancroft H. Brown of Hanover, N.H., explained that the 13th of the month is more likely to fall on Friday than any other day of tfre week. Brown, a retired Dartmouth professor, explained: "The essential fact is that our calender repeats exactly every 400 years. Now, 400 years has 4,800 months, and this number is not divisible by seven; hence some day or days must be favored. "It happens that the 13th is on Friday 688 times, on Sunday and Wednesday 687 times, on Monday and Tuesday 685 times, the National Union of Seamen (NUS). He invited the union executives to his official residence at No. 10 Downing Street to try and persuade them to call off the first merchant marine strike since 1911. A seamen's strike could throttle Britain" s economy in a matter of days. Government sources said Wilson has no "trump card" up his sleeve. They said his strategy would consist of impressing the union officials with the irreprable damage such a strike would inflict on the national economy. The NUS Secretary Bill Hogarth said the union would not call off the strike "unless there is something fresh to offer." 'No progress has been made. The only thing for which we would call off the strike at this late stage is a 40 hour week," alumni mon- sa j(j Hogarth. building in protest against the school's draft policies. A group called the "Ad Hoc Committee on a Free Choice" claimed it had 400 signatures on a petition supporting the university's decision to give a student's grades and class rankings to draft boards if the student consents. While the free choice commit tee held a news conference in the university's Reynolds Hall students took their sit-in at the administration building into, its third day. They were scheduled to vote later on whether to break up the demonstration or keep It going as long as into next week. Among the demonstration leaders was a veteran coed member of the University of California riotous "free speech" began a house-to-house searchlby a man believed to be a n this rural area today in an I deranged sniper known as the effort to learn the fate of a pretty high school girl kidnaped Defense Hassle Waged On TV WASHINGTON (UPI) — Defense Secretary Robert S. Mc- .Namara and the House Armed Services Committee "are at it again — this time over who is backing whom in the hassle over development of a big new bomber. The committee staged a full- dress, televised news conference Thursday to refute McNamara's claim that all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - except one-sup- his view that the United and on Thursday Saturday 684t imes." and Rode KENM Sold PORTAGES — Tucumcari Marine Wins Bronze Star TUCUMCARI (WD- A Tucumcari Marine, PFC Manuel E. Martinez, 18, has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in Viet Nam. Martinez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Martinez of Tucumcari, was cited for '"heroic achievement in connection with operations against insurgent Communist Viet Cong forces in the Republic of Viet Nam." The Marine Corps said in January, Martinez was on patrol they were receiving telegrams of support from students at other universities across the nation. The sit-in coincided with last minute preparations for the beginning Saturday of tests for the first of an estimated 900,000 college men throughout the country. The test results, will be used by draft ng, will be used by -draft boards as a guide in determining which students should retain their 2-S collegiate draft deferments. The college demonstrators are demanding that the university refuse to reveal grades and class rankings, regardless of a student's desires. Their placards included signs saying 'Don't use my grades to murder students." Leaders of the Chicago free choice committee included Robert Miller, 20, a senior from Baltimore; Morris Eiden, 18, of White Plains, N.Y.; and Lynn Vogel Jr., 20, of Cedar Rapids, decision on whether to build a new manned bomber for the 1970s. Rep. F. Edwrd Hebert, D- La., with the enthusiastic backing of committee chairman L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C., charged that McNamara hao overridden shoul d off a final 'Death Ash 1 No Peril Yet, Savant Says and suppressed the views of the Joint Chiefs, that they all backed phase out manne favor of missiles, McNamara fired back with a news conference April 25. He declared that the subcommittee was wrong, that all the J o i n Chiefs but Gen, McGonnell — whose position is well known did support his view in the mat ter. He quoted from previously classified documents to back his stand. Tnen it was the subcommittee's turn. Hebert came up with the plane, not just Air Force Chief Gen. John P. McConnell Not so, retorted McNamara who seldom suiters in silence He said the accusations wen "'without foundation" and b quoted from Pentagon docu ments to support his position. mysterious masked mountain man. Two-man teams of police and FBI agents started the canvass f homes in the third day Of ft earch for blue-eyed 17-year-old eggy Ann Bradnick, kidnaped Wednesday while on her war iome from school. They also searched an bams ind outbuildings. While the house • to • house earch was underway, hundred* of volunteers, including of Peggy Ann's boy classmates, scoured a wooded area west walking in, clow here, tion. School officials high school boys to take thbqfs A helicopter was dispatched V* to investigate a remote area, *"" when a flock of buwards seen In the sky. The, „, reported back the fynzarc were circling over the carcjus of an animal. School officials high school day off to aid In the Teams „. State Police roamed the area fe patrol cars, questioning idents and checking out report or rumor teat cameprtp "search control"—a communications, center set up in a grove. TOKYO (UPIV Japanese scientist was male Thursday of the sale of Radio Station KENM of For- tales, formerly owned by teo Randolph and former Governor John Burroughs. Burroughs was defeated in the May 3 Democratic primary bid for nominee as governor. He also owned stations in Muleshoe, Texas, Albuquerque, Eoswell, Farouogtoa acd Espaaola. Toe sate is pending the approval of the Federal Coauauei- Cogimission. near Da Nang when the patrol came under "sudden and intense fire." A bamboo fence halted the advance of the patrol, toe Marine Corps said, but Martinez ran up and tore a hole in the fence, fully realizing it could be booby trapped. Martinez then came under severe fire but returned the fire, kiUwg at least one Viet Cong. He then "remained w bis per 2 Clovisites Wounded In Mystery Shots Two Clovis men, Joe Valdez Jr., 21, and Raymond Aguerre, 27, were admitted to Memorial Hospital Thursday night following a shooting at Grand and Edwards. Val4ez was saot three times land his condition was reported good today. He was shot once and stabbed twice in the abdomen and chest. Agurre was hi IB the leg and hand. His coodi tion was reported as fair. Another Cfajytt man, E 4 4 i Garcia, told po&e the trio was walking west oa Grand when ; car slowed. 'The next thing knew shots were being fired, Garcia related. ilous A leading said today there is no need yet for serious concern over "death ash" from Communist China's big nuclear blast Monday. But he warned that the peak period of radioac' ve fallout will come in a week 10 days. Shokichi Ushara, director of he Science and Technology gency, said the level of radio- ctivity reaching Japan has de- reased since Wednesday, when ome fallout was found 100 times more radioactive than debris rom Red China's first two nu lear explosions. Ushara said overall radioactt* ity from the test-the biggest of China's three explosions • had tot exceeded that from the lasts on Oct. 16, 1965. and May 4, 1965"There is no need for serious I oocern at this time," the scientist said. "But the peak for the 'death ash" fallout is expected to come here in between a week and 10 days, aad precautions are stUl necessary." Precautions that were entered Thursday include the washing of fresh foods aad fish and fee iltering of rainwater used faf Young GOP Meeting Opens In Clovis Members of the New Mexico .their State ,**••*• *4 Young Republicans were to open * * * Convention Schedule FRIDAY 3 Registration begins. 6 p,m. Meeting of New Mexico Young Republican Exec, utive Board 7 p.m. Committee Meetings 8 p.m. Cocktails SATUBDAY 7 am. Annual chilly ''Wade-to" 8 a.m. Registration 9:30 a.m. General gins. 10:15 §40. Keynote with registration at S the first of a series of at 6 p.m. Some 350 delegates Inn for the three which will be highli urday by a speech by Davidt P, Cargo, Republican candidate" governor. Among the Republican dates who will be pres dip - various ing are Anderson Carter, didate for U. S. Senate; Francis, cajadWats for U- ernor date latest Chinese test has estimated by officials fj) Washington and Tokyo as haying been in the 13frkilotoa range or carrying the destruction pow w of mm tens of TNT. ~ two. previous U*to were in " MBfifi. Today's New*-Jour»d ^WwBp position until reinforce arrived," to* ciiaii Cfewrcfe ................ ... O*MtfU4 ........... », W. U Ji ™^WI!RHWP j**t***t.****#*******t V 9:90 8.30 to f y***p' pw?* 8

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