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Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 11, 1966, Big Spring, Texas U S Troops Mop Up On RearGuard Cong SAIGON South VieL Nam AP Large forces of disap pointed U S troops mopped up today in two big Viet Cong hide outs northwest of Saigon and in the central highlands near the Cambodian frontier after the bulk of guerrillas once more had escaped into the jungles For U S officers the opera tion by more than 8000 Ameri cans and Australians 35 miles from the capital was particular ly annoying Although they raised the Viet Cong death toll to 84 and captured 38 in the four days of Operation Crimp they had hoped for far better results from the biggest American fensive of the war MOST VANISH Their goal was to snare of Pipeline Fire Fatal To Two LAROSE La AP Fire spewed from a major gas pipe line with a thunderous roar Monday killing two workmen and burning five others critical ly Three more escaped with mi nor injuries Flames leaped more than 250 feet skyward from a pit at a newly built transmission line during a outburst It could be seen for 20 miles C R Lipscomb of Conter ville Miss and Dennis Cellar of DeQuincy fire Hospitalized La died in the with burns over more than 70 per cent of their bodies were Fred Bates and II D Van Winkle of DeQuincy George Allen of Richard Morman of Baytown Tex and Bobby W Moulton of Beaumont Tex The flash fire occurred beside a 36inch pipeline operated by Texas Eastern Transmission Corp of Houston A company of called it a premature ig occurring during a rou tine pipeline cleaning opera tion by a 10man crew Communist regiment on edge of the Iron Triangle an old redoubt that has been territory since the days of the French Indochina war But only rearguard ele ments put up a fight while the main enemy force vanished Paratroopers of the 173rd Air borne Brigade took on one guer rilla band in a brisk fight Mon day and killed 29 Communists U S spokesmen reported An other 16 bodies were found after an air attack Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division killed six more las in a 20minule gun battle when the Reds tried to protect a large tunnel containing 15 aales of cotton and six tons of rice FIND BODIES While U S troops explored a maze of tunnels underneath more than 100 houses in the area soldiers of the Royal Aus Regiment reported kill ng three Viet Cong in small actions in the afternoon and finding five more bodies A U S spokesman reported only light sporadic contact in the whole battle area by to night Equally frustrating was an search for guerrillas by the U S 1st cavalry Air mobile Division in the central highlands on the Cambodian frontier not far from the la Drang Valley where the Flying Horsemen battled it out with North Vietnamese regulars last November This time the Communists hurriedly pulled out abandon ing four rest camps capable of accommodating 3000 guerrillas The cavalrymen destroyed the camps The operation netted Communists captured Some of the captives were identified a members of the 32nd and North Vietnamese regular regi ments There also were reports that an antiaircraft battalion with IS Chinese machine gun had been in the area As the Americans crashed into one campsite they saw a squad of armed men in a patch quilt of khaki and black uni forms flee across the Tongle Chamber Supports Stand Of Missouri Pacific Railway system has Big Spring the support of the Chamber of Com merce in opposing the proposed merger of the Union Pacific and Rock Island lines contends that it would suffer sharp revenue losses and that rail competition would be drastically curtailed if the pro posal is allowed to stand by the Interstate Commerce Corn representative of fie moving via here would be mission Ed Neal Texas Pacific Railway Com pany predicted that substantial volumes of transcontinental traf through affected This could he said result in consid erable reduction of employment as well as in revenue loss Union Pacific which stretch es from Kansas City Mo west ward with forks from Granger Wyo to Seattle and Los An gles wants to acquire the Rock Island system R I fans ten southwestward from Kansas City to Tucumcari N M and Houston as well ai from Alexandria La north to Little Rock Ark and Mem phis Tenn and from Chicago to Colorado Springs Colo UP has proposed to sell Southern ic the R I lines from Kansas City to Tucumcari and to For as well as the loop The effect of all this and contend is to per nit UP to divert traffic routed via to its ow icw lines across country Mo ac would be practically fro out of the picture to th oint of having to curtail serv ce said Neal John Curric incoming pres dent of the chamber announce appointment of Don Womack A Swartz Marvin Miller Jac Little and Col Chester J Butch er as directors for one year The board also approved his plan to name vice chairmen of committees and to permit com to name executive com within the larger pan els About 350 tickets to the an chamber banquet Satur day night have been sold Car roll Davidson manager report ed He estimated an attendance of above 500 at the affair in Goliad Junior High Gymnasium Charles A Kothe Tulsa Okla attorney will be the speaker Larry Crow city manager said the city commission had under advisement a proposal to discontinue parking meters Draft Laws Not To Be Barrier To Free Speech WASHINGTON AP A Justice Department official said in a letter made public today that the draft laws cannot be used to muffle any constitu protected expression of views such as student pro tests against US actions in Viet Nam The letter from Asst Ally Gen Fred M Vinson Jr was made public by Sen Philip A Hart DMich who had protest ed Selective Service Director Lewis B action to as 1A a number of University of Michigan youth involved in a draft board had told Hart in letter that he was authorized by a presidential executive order to men found to be de under the Selective Service Act OPINION ASKED had asked the Justice Department to comment ot that Vinson said in his letter lha we know of no executive order or of any pronouncement by this department concurrence indicating or in with the views expressed letter or in the action taken by the live Service System Vinson added that I am sat as a matter of both law nd policy that sanctions of the Universal Military Training and leivice Act cannot be used to constitutionally protected of views The students were con of trespass under an Ann Mich ordinance But art said in his statement No court ever ruled that the Selec ive Service Act was violated Gen Hershey And he cites as his authority nn exec ulive order that the Justice De says is nonexistent CITES VIOLATIONS Las month without referring to the Michigan inci dent Hershey had said We must always distinguish young men who engage n a legal demonstration of po views and those who ex press those views by violating the Selective Servic law To my knowledge reg have not declarer delinquent with the accelerated processing of participation in legal demon of political views no has any such action been pro posed by Selective Service off OPEN 99 an River the border with 40 miles west of u A big cooking kettle still A Viet Cong briga ier general left behind a small with a single star o it and his toothbrush and paste Inside Operation Ripping Mustang brought the 1st Cavalrymen within 100 feet of the Cambodian border and some of the 1st Cav helicopters swooped down on the river to sink a sampan Hereto fore the American troops were under orders to keepat least three miles from the border to avoid charges from Cambodia of territory violation In most areas the border is poorly de fined in the thick forests As a sergeant stood on the river bank in a clearing he pointed to caves on the Cambo dian side and said Ill bet Charlie Ihe Viet Cong is watching us from over there At some spots the river is 50 feet wide The helicopters fired rockets and machine guns at a sampan camouflaged with vegetation in the river and Lt Col Kenneth Mertel of Eugene Ore the bat talion commander said second ary explosions erupted as the boat sank Only light contact with the enemy was reported today A South Vietnamese battalion killed 30 Viet Cong and seized eight weapons in a push 65 miles south of Saigon near Than Tan the spokesman said Other Vietnamese troops were continuing the hunt for 400 guer rillas who inflicted moderate losses on government columns early Monday east of Xuan Loc 40 miles east of Saigon The troops were protecting farmers preparing for the rice harvest A dozen guerrillas opened fire Monday night on tower two miles southeast of the huge Nha Be fuel storage dump on the outskirts of Saigon The gov forces beat off the at tackers without casualties a Vietnamese military spokesman said The moratorium on bombing Navy against day Hanoi US h sank a boat than 21 sources have been in the riet Nam went into the f but US planes gave ther to Communist Spring Texas Herald Tues Jan 1966 3 he South Air Force ets flew 281 Viet Cong targets radio charged that Joy attacked and South 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