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Daily Times-News, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1969, Burlington, North Carolina Weather Partly Cloudy and Wanner Tonight And up On Page 82nd 133 THE DAILY TIME s Family Mow Tun Reaching Mm ritu UPI N. C. DECEMBER 27, 1969 AP AND KINO NEWS UPI 26 PAGES J SECTIONS A Sure Cure A quick cure for the holiday ing after is shown here by a male polar bear at the Philadelphia zoo while his mate prowls in the He just dunks his head in his ice covered pool at the zoo and dears all those cobwebs from his Heaviest Fight In Month Medicare Social Security Payments To Rise Coverage Now Will Cost WASHINGTON paid by elderly cans for supplementary care coverage will go up to 3( month next July a 32.5 cent increase over the rent Robert H. secretary o education and welfare announced the increase Friday shortly after President Nixon hinted to newsmen that he would sign the tax reform which includes a 15 per cent in- crease in Social Security ments effective Jan. 1. Nixon last September mended a 10 per cent Social curity and at that time the President there would be a substantial jump in he supplementary medicare premiums in 1970. The supplementary insurance cost the elderly only per month when the program was bundled in 19S6. More than 19 million cans are now covered by which consists of two voluntary medical in surance program and the basic hospita The voluntary gram supplements the basic program by helping pay bills and a variety of other med ical expenses in and out of the Those enrolled in the mentary program pay for hai Storm Tears Ship In Half People on the boardwalk at Spring N. J. view two halves of an old liberty ship which broke up on a beach yesterday after breaking loose from a The ship was unmanned and was no problem to The ship broke up in the storm which moved up the Atlantic Coast Tele- Storm Wide Spread TI. S. Occurs By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Wriler SAIGON U.S. forces fought their biggest single battle hi a month and a half American forces spotted as many as 200 North Vietnamese troops within two miles of the Cambodian border and 83 miles north of Saigon and Ca tacked them with jet tanks and armored personnel The U.S. Command said aerial observers counted at least 72 North Vietnamese dead and 40 bunkers A spokesman said that at last report fighting was still The spokesman said there were some U.S. casualties but he described as He said it was the biggest battle involving American troops since last Nov. 12 and 13 when U.S. forces reported killing 17! North Vietnamese soldiers in heavy fighting just below the demilitarized Fifteen Americans were killed and 62 wounded The spokesman said helicopter crewmen of the Armored Cavalry regiment spotted two companies of North Vietnamese troops nine miles northwest of the district of Loc near highway 13 which leads from Cambodia into South battlefield communiques indicated only light activity across South Vietnam following the end of the 72-hour Viet Cong Enemy troops shelled a town in the Mekong Delta and a South Vietnamese base near the demilitarized communiques In one two government soldiers were killed and four were wounded when enemy gunners fired four rockets into their camp at Dong 11 miles jf J The other attack took place near My the principal city in the Mekong Viet Cong troops fired rocket-propelled grenades at government militiamen and pacification workers and wounded some of reports U.S. troops from the 196th Brigade lost two men killed and 11 See HEAVIEST on Page 5-A Continue flying toward Vietnam for an interrogation o some persons who may know what Peers and Robert a civilian lawyer from New plan a visit of 10 to 12 days in There are nine other men hi their Prior to leaving the three-star general and the to discuss the government pays the The premium increase isn't the only expense awaiting medicare patients in the new It was announced previously that as of Jan. 1 medicare beneficiaries will have to pay the first of their own for an ordinary hospital stay of the current The government has blamed escalating medical costs for the increases in costs to medicare and the Nixon administration has contended the premium boosts should have been made before it took But a consumer health the American Patients said Friday that the premium boost itself is inflationary and contradicts the administration's efforts to bold down price Association president Theodore 0. Cron said the increased premium rate demonstrates that the program is be administered as a benefit primarily for physicians who wish to escalate their personal in explaining the per month premium said 26 cents of it will go to cover an estimated of about 6 per cent in the level of in a letter tn you say you a 6 per cent increase in doctor fees next what you hare actually done is invite doctors to raise their fees no less than 6 per Finch said that about 64 cents of the increase is needed to finance the program at the level of current The other 66 cents of the increase includes the 26 cents for the expected doctor about 12 cents for an estimated MEDICARE on Page By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS winds continued to belt the eastern United States Friday night and early Snow was in progress from the north Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes and the central Appalachians with as much as two blanketing the ground from York state to northern snow warnings were hi effect over north and central Maine and gale warnings from Virginia t3 Roads and highways were reported treacherous all over early hours of the day for thousands of North Carolinians left without electricity by a night ice storm which snapped many power The North Carolina said wind gusts up to 35 miles an hour were piling on the roads in northwestern Norih Carolina as fast as they could be cleaned off. No snow was falling in the but six to 12 inches had since Christmas Another storm was shaping up in the Southwest as snow spread through the io the adjacent high Travelers warnings were posted from the southern to the central More precipitation hit the north Pacific Coast in the form of rain or Snow was falling over the interior Friday s six-inch in New York City caused delays in public transportation but a light commuter New York Mayor John V. Lindsay flew back to the city Friday to oversee snow removal after directing crews from the Bahamas by Observed In Hijack By BOB M. GASSAWAY Associated Press Writer MIAMI Singing to their 23 victims of an Hijacking flew to Miami today after leaving their captor in Linda Brennan was celebrating her 21st birthday aboard the United Air plane the hijacker took over ten minutes out port Friday all sang birthday to Jim 30. of Chicago said in The Boeing 727 flew out of New York towards Chicago at p.m. Friday with 23 passengers and a crew of It landed in Havana at p.m. and was back in Miami at a.m. leaving behind a first class passenger who listed himself as M. said he had his own Mrs. Brennan told newsmen in Miami He didn't said he was sorry he had to take Ansis 16, of New York snid Cubans in Havana treated the hijack victims They gave us cigars and cigarettes and also fruit juice and all that Stewardess Sharon Brodak of was very well added Mrs. Brennan who lives in Far just acted it. He was very r-U man to'd them he was a Cuban years Capt. Axel of West said the gunman BIRTHDAY on Page 5-A Balance with material and other forms of But he said any decision on whether such aid would include U.S. troops would have to be made at the time by the Agnew also volunteered a comment that North officials in Paris engaged in totally reprehensible in dealings wun a group 01 American women seeking information about husbands missing in during a refueling stop at Travis Air Force Base in Agnew was asked about the possibility he may visit can only hope there is some way we can work it he In several radical organizations announced plans to demonstrate in front of the U.S. Embassy during They Turned Backs On Spiro HONOLULU The big Air Force Base Friday while civilian and military dignitaries had their backs Just as the gleaming blue and white Air Force Two jet Hie The small crowd assembled to meet the vice president turned around and stood at He Played Dead To Save Life By CHARLES RYAN was found the next morning SAIGON raised by a road mine sweeping my hands to surrender and they shot me down without He was interviewed today Army Capt. John W. at Tan Son Nhut airbase as Marshall said of a he waited for a medical nightmare ambush he evacuation flight that will fly survived by playing dead on him to a military hospital in a narrow side road 28 miles corth of Marshall and the others had The 27-year-old officer lived left Lai base camp of Nit for men riding with him in a the artillery firebase where jeep to a Christmas they were a few celebration Tuesday were miles killed by the who Three miles east of Lai wore South Vietnamese army 15 to 20 Vietnamese suddenly opened fire from the four-foot A handsome career soldier elephant grass bordering the from and formerly of the initial I Marshall suffered a broken leg was the only one from one of the He See HE PLAYED on Page 5-A Sergeant By CARL P. LEUBSDORF Associated Press Writer HONOLULU Vice President Spiro T. Agnew says the Nixon administration wants Asian nations to an economic balance and self-sufficiency so that it will be unnecessary for the United States to step in if things go But Agnew told reporters as ic launched his Uip lie to in bilateral talks with Asian the intention of the United States to stand by its treaty Agnew spent the night here on Jie first leg of a transpacific that takes him today to Guam and then on to the Philippines for Tuesday's inauguration of President Ferdinand E. Adm. John S. McCain commander of U.S. forces in the and his chief of Lt. Gen. Michael planned to brief the vice president at a breakfast the only scheduled event of his 19-hour stay Details weren't About 30 minutes after the vice president's Air Force took off from Washington on its flight to Agnew visited the rear cabin to chat with newsmen on the political and diplomatic aspects of his Asked about the Senate's rejection of the foreign aid because it included million in and unauthorized tn buy military jots for Agnew will be my purpose to reassure China's Chiang Kanhek that this docs not represent any weakening of our treaty Agnew said the Nixon outlined by the President at Guam on his Asian trip last includes a pledge to stand by a nuclear shield against threats to Asian nations and the stimulation of economic and expect them to handle within their own borders with their own he adding that the them the general economy of the Asian we will support Creates Emergency London jammed by a wave of influenza went on the most urgent cases will be given beds in the 200 hospitals in the London The hospitals dealt with 1S6 emergency flu and bronchitis admissions on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Since Dec. 16 hospitals had been on a yellow alert which stopped all but urgent Today's red warning puts the hospitals on full sorj died the disease Li Britain in the week before Christmas and 52 the week before Statistics for this week have not been My Lai WASHINGTON While some top investigators assessing the Army's original probe of the alleged My Lai massacre flew to the rest of the special panel remained here today to question a sergeant accused in the Staff Sgt David charged with assault with intent to commit murder involving 30 at the Pentagon to at closed hearings under the direction of. Gen. Bland The Army has not decided yet whether to court-martial Ossie Mitchell's said Friday in Baton that the Pentagon session is an unusual one and he may advise the sergeant to refuse to answer some of the The only other serviceman formally charged in connection with the alleged My Lai incident is 1st Lt. William L. Calley who faces a court-martial at Ft murdering possibly He already has appeared before the special While the at the Pentagon the head of the Army board of Lt. Gen. William R. Z II I 17 9 Dixon 5B Sports for one minute that wouk this Peers He reiterated that See MY LAI on Paje Lesson Ness
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