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Amarillo Globe-Times (Newspaper) - April 4, 1968, Amarillo, Texas Siege at Kite Sanli Soviets Say BY THK PRESS Direct contacts on peace between North Vietnam and U.S. representatives are expected to begin in Moscow next Soviet informants said today in I sa d the North Vietnamese have already assured the United States privately they will launch no major offensive if all American bombing attacks are halted the who cannot be identified by said Hanoi already has ing the siege of Khe Sanh as a sign of Its They said a partial evacuation of forces besieging the U.S. Marines at has and that forces were put ling up little more than loken resistance to a South Vietnamese rescue drive up Highway 9 toward the None of these statements could be confirmed In official Western President Johnson will Fly to Hawaii tonight to discuss peace and prospects with top American officials from Washington is understood to lave messaged Hanoi informing the government of President Ho Through Traffic to Khe Sanh 9 toward Ule Khe Sanh base in Operation sign was put up during the last attempt to open the road last No- AMARILLO Final Edition as Iff 56 4 April 4, Relief Column Within Mile KM Sank SAIGON The head of a huge American relief force drove sporadic artillery and mortar fire today to within a mile of U.S. Marine combat base Khe A U.S. spokesman said he ex- some of the relief force to link up wilh the Marines inside KI nightfall for th limit of U.S. bombing under President Johnson's Navy fliers struck at highway transshipment points and artillery sites below southwest of Dong Hoi at The northernmost target was a highway ferry 35 miles above the Air Marine Air Force off a four places in raids on way junction arther 52 j vil ana another this morning capturing the deputy command The paratroopers said troop killed 29 enemy in all while suf the 35-mile tions and a staging Hoi to the Khe E flared briefly wily three miles i pi Tan Son base when South Vietnamese paratroopers skirmished with a Viet Cong The govern menl bombers battalion now in its and air cavalrymen were pushing in three prongs toward the Reports from the field said were encountering sporadic tillery and mortar fire but oilier A company from the 3rd vine Division was the spearhead of the They were closing in from the northeast above base along Highway 3 and were about half a mile away from the Men of the 1st Air Cavalry Di- vision pushed up from south of the base and were reported wilhin 2.5 miles of their goal by Sanh or said sign on an equipment near fering two dead and nine wound TWISTERS LEAVE 13 DEAD Savage Hits A As the moved along the the of killer tornadoes left 13 persons dead in the Mississippi IP marooned Arkansas counted six twisters a two-hour period and in a anu report Valley today as Ihe center of a ed six persons Search par spring slonn which ripped ties hunted rural areas i for the enemy under a protective umbrella of gunship Engineer support troops re placed shored dozers earth Wednesday pushed Twelve of the dead were tims of tornadoes in up sagging lurched down steep in ai AlOKa and A 10 miles north of ana 111., man was drowned in Ambulances transferred 30 to w to a swollen creek near his beside each bridge to lake care of the heavy The named sus after the mythical flying was commanded by Lt. Col. Victor 39, of Va. The mission be- mostly by service from the air Another twister Plains by the funnel for other possible Four persons died at warnet across County in United States not to tern and killed a expect any concessions Air St storms and They were victims of a twister by boat gin Monday with about troops moving off from Ca 12 miles east of Khe Sanh but by today the force had more than The aim of the operation lo open Highway 9, the land ply route to Khe Sanh which been closed for nearly three Helicopters and cargo planes have been Ihe only means of supplying and forcing the Marines South j Recent intelligence have indicated some of the enemy force which lasl for the central Parts of Nebraska and Colorado remained isolated in the wake of a storm which piled up 6-foot ters and plows began early park at Tom Hall of Millington were destroyed and JO were BULLETIN TOKYO Radio Hanoi said American planes bombed a populated area TO bomb limit outlined by dent readiness to contacts on Chi Minn of U.S. meet for initial peace Officials indicated the first contact vould probably be between top U.S. and North Vietnamese in or some other capital both countries have em- The first in the U.S would be to set a time and place for actual talks on scaling down war and eventually ne a The situation has developed with such since Johnson ordered a partial halt in the bombing of North Vietnam lay night that even surprised U.S. government leaders are nol quite sure what will happen They voiced cautious mism about peace prospects but appeared by no means certain he United States and North Vietnam can actually ai agreement Western also cautioned ing early end to the peace They said they ex- them logo on for Other sources recalled thai Americans were killed in m going truce talks were The Russian informants said Moscow was not consulted by before Wednesday's con- acceptance of President Johnson's cail for peace They said that in view of Pe present relatively low in- fluence in the North Vietnamese they did not believe the Chinese were consulted ci you Americans seem o find hard lo realize is that Vietnam is a sovereign one Russian They said they expected the preliminary talks to get undei way next They added that they believed the only possible sites for such talks were Moscow or Paris personnel 40 chance of being Meanwhile North Vietnam bounced Communist newspaper warned The heavy rains caused flash flooding of creeks and left residents of Many were evacuated Other homes in the splintered by Ihe north of winds which littered highways in re The Nhan in statement 10 hours after the Ha noi said John son's speech Sunday the subsequent acts of the U.S. ag have made it clear tha the U.S. government remains obstinate and has not given up with debris and toppled Two blocks of homes and its sinister design of aggressio against South which is manifest right in Johnson's Tom Hall of Millington Two blocks of homes and a manifest right in Johnson's estimated the damages at the church were leveled and five concerning North trailer nark at than in a trailer park at more than He said 30 trailers tornado that hit the Vincent persons were injured in a 2) UNMANNED ROCKET FALTERS Saturn Trip Marred By Engine Troubles of Ae enemy force around KENNEDY would have The Apollo spacecraft then eminent of South Vietnam and Sanh which las I week was unmanned Saturn nation's Apollo moon launch from the misfiring allies are now taking mated at lo men failed a prime and fired its own engine Johnson i the U.S. vvhen ils orbiting top The third with its to increase ils altitude to about A dangerous officials mand confirmed that a Navy refused restart its Apollo close to what was said is the possibility Orion patrol plane with 12 and fly toward still attached inin a split between the U.S. and mand confirmed that a Navy refused Orion patrol plane with 12 and fly aboard was shot down Gulf of but it The which confirm reports from trouble suffered en the led sources that a way into casl a is shadow the Apollo 6 mission to the nation's launcher for manned the plane i The announcement said it by antiaircraft Apollo space still soared into ja preliminary orbit and circled followed i earth at a.m. the orbiting rocket was to have restarted ils engine to zoom toward a point in space the bodies of two crewmen were U.S. warplanes on Wednesday kept up raids on nam's southern panhandle be- low the 20th parallel which the Pentagon says is the The primary goal of the flight was to achieve orbit and then shoot of toward a point representing the moon 520.000 miles deep in close to what was Because the Apollo had to use most of its fuel to reach the planned there was not enough left to ram the ship 111 back into atmosphere at where the moon will be sizzling lunar return speed This was a secondary V V We did nol have ignition of our third stage a spokesman at the mission control center This i very Prior to this which reached Washington early Washington Haroi agreement lo talk after years of continuously expanding war was regarded in Washing ton as a great breakthrough to ward eventually ending the con Johnson announced in a brie appearance Wednesday will establish contact with ANDREW NEAL DICK NEAL Oies In Vietnam 4 Andrew 24, of volunteered for a second tour of duty in nam a year ago so his younger 20, wouldn't have to But Pvt. Richard William who had been in the Marine Corps since November decided to go to Dick was killed Sunday in action in the Demilitarized His Mrs. Curtis Neal of 6205 were notified Wednesday that he was shot while helping to protect a vital bridge on an route from North i. was a 1965 graduate of where i a member of the Book lub and was secretary of the He attended rillo College a year before joining the He first went to Vietnam last July and was wounded in a battle at Con Thien in He recuperated in Okinawa before returning to Vietnam in Andrew now of Ft. returned Feb. 4 from Other survivors include a Mrs. John Sears of Ong and a Mrs. Iva Mae Bishop of Boys Will Be Girls And Girls Retaliate Times have Ann Marie 14, was kept after school for pulling the long hair of boy who sits in front of her in the and for coloring his blond locks with her black ink when he wasn't aware it. don't approve of long hair for she boys will be we should Fire Razes The workings of the human conscience sometimes follow strange patterns coin a John city recently reported to the City Commission that the city had received from a woman a letter with two dimes She wrote that she en- joyed the free parking downtown since the meters have been removed but while were still in service she had parked overtime on two occasions without receiving a The dimes were lo pay the city for her parking space on Stiff said the 20 would be deposited in the city's general fund which totals several million dollars JACK Last week was the first opportunity I'd had Ui pan through the White Sands Missile Range In the There are frequent signs and other references to The site of UM first atomic bomb and areas of restriction aid secrecy impart the that one really doesn't belong I was very nearly assured of It when I glanced out the window after a saw a huge mushroom cloud taking I learned a rocket fuel line had ex- and was responsible for the ominous looking cloud which brought back thoughts of JACK PORTER In requesting continuance of a certain case attorneys for the defense asked Dist. Judge Archie McDonald of Dumas to ex- tend a grace will have lo come from the good Judge McDonald and case for an April ANNA C. Amarillo Air Force Base is completely phased it will not civilian any less watch for From Our Correspondent Kan. A fire which raged out of control for the early morning burs today destroyed the Golden Derrick and an adjacent suite of offices by Damage estimates ranged in excess of according to insurance company Discovered about 2 a. the blaze threatened a square block of one-story office buildings and firemen were hampered in their efforts by winds blowing about 10 miles per hour and ing Roy E. a major stockholder in Park Plaza owners of the 2) f Recommended Reading i i DRAFT OF COLLEGE graduates stirs Page 9. RADIO AND TV schedules on Page SOUND letters are presented on Page 18. HUMPHREY GETS double boost toward Page IS. SOCCER GAME to precede VACCINE SOUGHT as answer to syphilis Page 32. DRUG wife tells of UNCLE SAM trying to protect unwary 40. NIGHT SPOTS for usually fold 41. STOCK MARKET quotations appear on Page 50. DENVER AWAITS report on earthquake 52. will Air closest two at Lubbock and Wichita Falls Texas can claim to be among Ihe leaders in the largest n u m b e r of tary student pilots in the air at one not to tion the four Naval Air tions and the members of the Texas Air National there are days a self- respecting eagle wouldn't leave his SAM ALLRED e Shades of the Old Two disappeared from a pen in East Amarillo last and the owner heard a gunshot the night valued at about ed up the next day by a really had a ball catching said the city-bound JIM When you eat a gingerbread do you start at the head or the feet? CLYDE WALTER THE WEATHER FOR AND fair Colder warmer High today 50. Low In 20s, High day near la. Northerly winds 15-21 this diminishing ond lor Foir end Ihe U.S. Weather oo 2 SERVE IN VIETNAM 330 Yanks Killed in Injured SAIGON The number nac SAIGON The number of Americans killed in the war dropped slightly last with the then of South Vietnam but the total of U.S. wounded in the week ending March 23. Of that were hospitalized but did nol require the Command weekly said en- emy were killed last week by lied forces as compared with 2.223 a week The South moon 320.000] was considered flight l The Apollo 6 command capsule was heading toward a Pacific Ocean splashdown late in the afternoon about 230 miles of its original target point said is the possibility jof a split between the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments over how far how fast to go in the search for South Vietnamese although almost totally dependent on U.S. military and economic have sometimes been ly critical of U.S. efforts to find a way to make In South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu met with U.S. Ambassador Vi command reported ni A spokesman said there enemy were killed last I no immediate explanation of a week earlier the At the same U.S. rise in the number Vietnamese had listed en- strength increased by to the highest number ever listed for American forces in South Vietnamese government casualties were up sharply from the previous while the listing of enemy killed was in the same range as that of a week fV ndu and that a study dead at 3.428. The total of being made in an effort to reported killed each mine why the total had gone often conflicts in the reports issued by the two Unofficial records showed Casualties among other allied forces again were not reported for last They generally have been unreported since the lunar new year offensive at the previous for American wounded was in the week ending last March 9. South military listed its for last week at 393 men The U.S. Command said 330jkillcd, wounded and 41 end of Americans were killed in action missing or A The latest casualty reports as compared with unking vi latest casually last week as compared with 349 these total s had been from the U.S. Command rai a week The number of 270 670 wounded and 49 to the number of wounded was spokesmen The U.S. in cans killed in the
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