European Stars And Stripes, March 6, 1972

European Stars And Stripes

March 06, 1972

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Issue date: Monday, March 6, 1972

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Publication name: European Stars And Stripes

Location: Darmstadt, Hesse

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 6, 1972, Darmstadt, HesseThe Three-Day Soldiers No marching, no uniforms-Army wines and dines would-be GIs on love-it-or-leave it basis By B. DRUMMOND AYRESFT. JACKSON, S.C. (NYT) — The boys in the senior classin McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., were ac-customed to armed forces re- cruiters promising them theworld or at least a chance to see it.But they became unusually skeptical when they were of-fered a chance to join the Army for three days on a look-see, love-it-or-leave-it, no-ob- ligation basis.This new pitch seemed just too good to be true, even com-ing from a service that obvi- ously was desperately trying towoo enough young men to be- come an all-volunteer force.Still, David Blunschi and Fred Granity, each 17 yearsold, signed up, wary, but curious, not sure what to dowith their lives after gradua- tion in May.They arrived here by bus Monday morning — along with96 other curious young men from all over Georgia andSouth Carolina — were hailed with a warm "welcome!" by asoft-talking buck sergeant of strangely gentle mien, thenwere handed shiny gold name Kleindienst Vote Off Indefinitely From Press Dispatches WASHINGTON — ASenate vote on Richard G. Kleindienst's nomination for at-torney general was delayed indefinitely Saturday becausea key lobbyist sought for questioning about a Justice De-partment antitrust case was gravely ill in a Denver hos-pital. Mrs. Dita D. Beard, 53, theWashington lobbyist for Inter- national Telephone and Tele-graph Corp. (ITT), had been sought by FBI agents as thepurported author of a memo- randum linking the govern-ment's settlement of a con- troversial ITT merger proposaland an ITT subsidiary's $400,000 offer to help financethe 1972 Republican National Convention. (Related story onPage 27.) In an unexplained, surprisemove, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Sundaythat its inquiry into accusa- tions against Kleindienst willbe resumed Monday morning, instead of Tuesday.The committee counsel John H. Holloman III, an- nounced the change but de-clined to say who will testify as the panel delves further intoallegations made by columnist Jack Anderson against Klein-dienst. Kleindienst's nomination tobe attorney general had been approved unanimously by thecommittee and reported to the Senate last week before Ander-son's claims. Kleindienst requested thehearing and in testimony last week denied that there wasany link between the sett- (Cont. on Page 28, Col. 5J Purported ITT Memo: *, • . under no circumstances would anyone in this office discuss with anyone our participation in the (GOP) convention. . . .' WASHINGTON (UPI) — Thetext of the purported memo from ITT lobbyist Dita D.Beard to W. R. Merriam, head of the firm's Washington of-fice, was made public by co- lumnist Jack Anderson:"I just had a long talk with EDG (E.D. Gerrity, head ofpublic relations for I.T.T.). I'm so sorry that we got that callfrom the White House. I thought you and I had agreedvery thoroughly that under no circumstances would anyone inthis office discuss with anyone Fire Kills 8 After Quarrel NEWARK (UPI) — A manaccused of starting a tenement fire that killed eight personshad quarreled with one of the victims two hours earlier andvowed to "get even if he had to burn the whole block," itwas reported Sunday. Police said Leonard Wil-liams, 24, who is charged with homicide in the fire, threa-tened vengence after an ar- gument with Martha Bradford, 24, and her brother, Thomas.Mrs. Bradford died in the predawn blaze Saturday.Gus Blatch, owner of the Alibi Inn, a tavern on theground floor of the building, said the argument began bet-ween Williams and Mrs. Brad- ford. Blatch said her brothergot into the quarrel to defend his sister."Williams said he would get (Cont. on Page 28, Col. y our participation in the con-vention, including me. Other than permitting John Mitchell,(Lt. Gqv.) Ed Reinecke (of California), Bob Haldeman (ofthe' White House staff) and Nixon (besides (Rep. Bob) Wil-son (of California), of course) no one has known from whomthat 400 thousand commitment had come. You can't imaginehow many queries I've had from "friends" about thissituation and 1 have in each and every case denied know-ledge of any kind. It would be wise for all of us here to con-tinue to do that, regardless of from whom any questionscome, White House or who- ever. John Mitchell has certain-ly kept it on the higher level only. We should be able to dothe same." "I was afraid the discussionabout the three hundred-four hundred thousand commitmentwould come up soon. If you re- member, I suggested that weall stay out of that, other than the fact that I told you I hadheard Hal (Harold S. Geneen, President of I.T.T.) up the origi- (Cont. on Page 28, Col. 5J tags bearing the message ofthe week: "The Army wants to join you." All around were brand new barracks, mess halls, offices and auditoriums, brick and aluminum, concrete and plate glass, clean, comfortable, per-manent. "All right, gentlemen, follow me, please," said the soft-talk- ing sergeant to the three-daysoldiers. The Army's first Rush Weekwas under way, a million-dol- lar experimental program thatmay some day become as much a part of the "new"Army as beer machines in the barracks and curtained quar-ters. Initially, only this training(Cont. on Page 28, Col li The AUTHORIZED UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION FOR THE U.S. ARMED FORCES Vol. 30, No. 321 10* Daily and Sunday Monday, March 6, 1972 D IF 21855 A Anita Chuan, 19, a secretary, says she's applied to Sing-apore officials for a part-time job as the local executioner. The would-be Malaysian hangman — hangwoman, rather— says she knows it's unusual for a woman to apply for the job, but adds, "Why not?" —UPI Photo ;

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