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El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - August 13, 1965, El Paso, Texas El Paso The Newspaper That Serves Its Readers VOL NO 194 EL PASO TEXAS FRIDAY AUGUST 13 1965 DELIVERED BY CARRIER 3SC PER WEEK HOME EDITION PRICE TEN CENTS 32 SECTIONS CHIEF ASKS FOR TROOPS McKay Didnt Delay Home US Agency Says Committee Is Blamed For Officials in Capital Make Statements On El Pasos Project Press Association President Says El Paso Is Much Alive By SETH KANTOR Washington Reporter WASHINGTON Aug Construction plans for a million federal housing project in El Paso are at a standstill a team of Com munity Facilities Adminis tration CFA officials have told The But the tangled money af fairs of fired El Paso Coun ti Auditor A j McKay have nothing to GO With ATTEND the delegates at the West Texas Press Assn convention meeting are the delay from left Francis Perry Balinger Arthur Jr Houston Mrs 0 G Nieman Slaton and CFA spokesmen said the delay Mr Perry is a former president of the Mr has attended all but has been caused by a whole series of financial conditions that have to be met by the borrow er Citizens Committee on the Care for the Aged Inc in the 200unit John F Kennedy Manor housing project being planned for senior citizens in El Paso YES MR McKAY has made applepie to regional offices in Fort Worth Yes Housing and Home Fi nance Agency regional director William W Coffins Jr of Fort Worth has participated in ceremonies at El Paso cele brating the progress of the nonexistent housing ect But no there have been no federal officials involved charges of misapplied funds An no there is as yet no federal under way into the web of Mr McKays dealings with the CFA one of the 35 meetings held With the largest in ter press association in the country in town an other similar large group is interested in coming to El Paso next year Assn convention at the Sheraton El Paso Motor Inn a report was made that the Texas Press Assn one of the largest in membership Korea Approves t for War IN OUTLINING THE meeting here President J L Werst paid El Paso a compliment El Paso has just about the most energetic and progressive As delegates registered this Chamber of Commerce with morning for the West Texas Press which I have had the pleasure of dealing and we all appreciate their fine cooperation Mr Werst said Some 150 delegates had regis in the US would possibly meet tered representing smaller news here in 1966 papers from 134 counties The claims to have the largest group of its kind Only two dail ies were registered this morning these being the Abilene reporter and the Big Spring Herald ALDERMAN OLIVER Nord Another Jet Shot Down Pilot Lost Conventional Fire Used Not Missiles Observers Report United Press SAIGON Aug US jet was shot down to day over North Viet Nam and the pilot was presumed lost US spokesmen said surface to air missiles which downed another Navy plane yesterday were not reported used by the Communists today A second US plane crashed in South Viet Nam during an vation mission Rescue ters were searching for the pilot There was no indication that the Air Force light plane had been hit by ground ire on its flight over mountains 400 miles north of Saigon The air action coincided with a government drive against Viet Cong guerrillas in the Mekong delta that ended a lull in the ground fighting there An esti mated 266 Viet Cong were killed session He presented honorary to Mr Werst and Vice President Neil Vanzant marken extended the citys welin clashes and US air strikes come at thra afternoons opening officials said THE DOWNED Navy jet was an FB Crusader part of a flight of eight from the carrier USS In the opening seminar Frank that was bombing North Continued on Page A5 Col 1 THESE WERE among the an swers in a special meeting with The conducted here by CFA deputy Chief Counsel John Dinsmore deputy director for senior housing William Hughes and assistant to the commissioner Ludwig Caminita Jr The CFA refused to open its books far full public scrutiny on Mr McKay as a matter of poli cy Mr McKay has been ousted United Press SEOUL Korea Aug 13South Koreas National Assembly voted 101 to 1 today to send 15000 Korean combat troops to fight the communist guerrillas in South Viet Nam The combat troops will join 2300 military engineers already building bridges roads and schools in South Viet Nam to give South Korea the third larg est military contingent in that nation Only the South Vietnam ese and American forces are present in greater numbers With Chinese Issue Reports of possibly misapplied New Warning for US county funds totaling more than j have not disturbed federal housing officials here 2000 Reds Skip From US Troops Viet Nam 65 miles southeast of Hanoi The plane believed hit by a Continued on Page All Col 1 Actress To Open UF Drive Assaults Janet Leigh versatile film and TV actress who has earned international recognition for her humanitarian work will be guest speaker at a dinner open to the public for start of the ninth annual United Fund cam at 7 pm Thursday Sept 9 Eli Krupp UF president and Richard H Feuille general cam chairman have announced Miss Leigh will come here from California to address UF volunteer workers officials and supporters at start of this years United Fund campaign Genera solicitation of funds will begin the week following her appear ance THE DINNER will be held in the Sheraton El Paso Motor Inn Tickets at each may be obtained by writing the United Fund office at 801 North Santon street or phoning the office at 5323641 Miss Leigh has starred in such movies as Psycho Bye Bye Birdie Who Was That Lady Little Women and The Man Candidate She received a nomination for the Academy Award for best supporting actress in Psycho She was a in Pepe with the talented Mexican per former Cantinflas SHE HAS DEVOTED much time to mental health and mus don Page A5 Co 7 USH Treat Prisoners Fairly ment relief column The weather WITH THE 173RD AIRBORNE South Viet Nam Aug 173rd Airborne Brigade which rescued a bat tered and trapped Vietnamese government convoy on strategic Highway 19 was looking today for an enemy that seemed to vanish into thin air The American paratroopers reached the beleaguered Viet forces in the central highlands on Wednesday They have been unable to find any trace of the estimated 2000 Com Viet Cong guerrillas trown to be in the region Pn TOKYO Aug 13 The Red troops laid siege to Pa Theyre not go the Dae Co Special Forces Io hit us in and then attacked the Continued on Page All Col 4 j Westfall Gets 8Year Bank Holdup Term Wayne Westfall the former Paso policeman convicted of rob bing an Albuquerque bank lasl March 31 received an year prison sentence today Westfall was convicted in A Federal court last Fri day of holding up a manager o has been cloudless and veteran Albuquerque National Bank He was arrested on his return to El Paso after an alert bus lines employe told the FBI thai he had shipped a suitcase to El Paso The loot Westfalls gun and the clothes he wore in the holdup were in the suitcase Attorney Joe Calamia declined to say whether the conviction would be appealed noncoms with the 173rd dont think the Viet Cong will tangle with the Americans unless the weather worsens THIS IS a known fact said Sgt Stephen H White 23 of about Mr MCKay and wont China the 11 i States again today that her Continued on Page All Col are Republicans Call For Jury Probe A call for a Grand Jury to Investigate El Paso Countys fi affairs and an expres sion of opposition to increasing the number of Texas senators from 31 to 39 were the major actions taken at a meeting of the El Paso County Republican Executive Committee The call for impaneling of a Grand Jury to probe County fi nances was based on a series of statements One of the rea sons given for demanding a Grand Jury probe was The full ex tent of these loose financial pol have not been determined nor disclosed to the taxpayer of El Paso County The other resolution adopted by the GOP Executive Committee called on all Republican officials and party members in the Coun ty to do everything in their power to defeat the Constitu tional Amendment involved in the Sept 7 election This amend ment if approved by the voters would increase Texas State sen ators and senatorial districts from 31 to 39 with the Viet insurgents in South Viet Nam 9 The warning was contained in a condemnation by Chinese trade unions of plans to dispatch 50000 more US troops to South Viet Nam Wo Jinx Here El Paso Sunshine The sun shone today the 237th consecutive day The sun has failed to shine only 1 day out cf the past 1300 days 131945 North Viet People Flee To Caves United Press WARSAW Aug have forced Hanoi residents and the population of entire districts of North Viet Nam to move to hideouts in and jungles the Polish Press agency reported today President Ho Chi Minh told Polish correspondents in Hanoi the country had to triumph or go under He was not reported as mentioning negotiations as an al PAP Correspondent S Glabin ski reported an almost general evacuation of inhabitants from areas most subjected o bombings He said thousands of people whole institutions hospitals li are being evacuated in to distant regions jungles moun tain ravines Bomb Goes Off Press International STOCKHOLM Aug 13 An apartment house 50 yards from the Soviet embassy here was bombed last night police report ed today There were no casual ties and damage was minor Press Inlei JOHNSON CITY x Aug JANET LEIGH Grand Jury Examines Case Looting word to the Red Cross committee in Geneva that the United States will stick to conventions regarding treatment of war prisoners in the Viet war The inference of his message was that Communist forces o North Viet Nam should follow a similar course According to the White House only the Unite States and South Viet Nam have informed the international com of their intention to ob serve the treaties which promise humane treatment of military as well as civilian prisoners THE PRESIDENTS messag to the Red Cross was made pub lic at the Texas White House He and Mrs Johnson arrived las night for a long weekend on their Texas ranch To date the Viet Cong have taken relatively few prisoners ex cept those needed for intelligence and there have jeen repeated cases of their pris being executed following capture The rules for humane treat ment of prisoners were those fol owed by the United States dur ng the Korean War Johnsons message was transmitted by Sec of State Dean Rusk to Samuel Gonard president ef thi Committee of the Red Cross THE US letter was delivered n Geneva late today and a simi ar pledge from South Viet Nam o the ICRC was sent from Sai jon yesterday Johnson was up shortly after daylight After a swim pool beside the Pedernales Riv Johnson plunged into ser ci of telephone calls to govern figures and staff studies of official paper work FRIDAY THE is traditionally unlucky but on the other hand El Paso today has gone 1300 days with only one sunless day Pretty Miss Jan Coffin of Texas Western College sporting a No 13 jersey hopes El Pasos good luck will up through the Sun Bowl game at the end oi the year Photo by Louis Perez King Says Negro Plan Can Halt War United Press BIRMINGHAM Ala Aug 13 Luther King Jr made a bold new move into interna tional affairs saying he will urge North Vietnamese Communist Header Ho Chi Minh to I peace talks on the war in Viet Nam King said he was convinced tha the nonviolent revolution that has won Negroes the vote in the United States can stop the bullets in Viet Nam The head of the Southern Chris tian Leadership Conference said he expected to com with the North Viet President in about a week Acting California Governor Visits LA For Investigation United Press international LOS ANGELES Aug The state National Guard today was asked to take up weekend duty after in creased reports of looting and assaults in a Negro district that lias had two nights of bloody skir mishing Police Chief William H Parker said he had asked the governors office to deploy units of the guard through the weekend at least to pro tect people in the area In Sacramento the gover nors office announced that the acting governor would fly to Los Angeles this afternoon be fore malting a decision on whether to call out the Na tional Guard A SECOND disturbance in a row in two hot muggy nights was suppressed early today in the area populated 99 per cent by Negroes who were pil laging looting and assaulting passersby But at midmorning an increased tempo activity began in the United Press area AUSTIN Aug 13 A grand I Things are picking up There ury spent nearly four hours so many stores with windows erday hearing testimony from smashed that the merchandise is exposed and people are looting Large groups are gathering on the streets and there is scattered missile throwing a police pre cinct spokesman said The spokesman said the whole morning watch of 65 officers from the 77th precinct were on patrol as well as possibly 35 policemen from other stations He said a large number of officers is standing by More than 100 persons includ ing comedian Dick Gregory who was shot in the left leg were injured in two of the blood with slaying two University of Texas coeds But the grand jury is not ex disclose whether plans to indict Cross until next at the earliest CHIEF defense law yer Perry L Jones viewed a indictment as inevitable Cross an English major at the university and son of a promi nent Fort Worth businessman is charged with strangling Shirley icst ai hts of 5 years in Ann Stark and Susan Rigsby both 21 of Dallas TEXAS RANGER Sgt Jim Riddles Ranger Wilson po lice Maj K R Herbert police lice reported Lt George Phifer and deputy Sheriff Billy Webb met behind closed doors with the jury about three hours Lt Phifer took a signed state ment from Cross admitting the slayings Maj Herbert the investiga tion and the other three helped build the case against Cross casualty summary shows that 551 American servicemen had died in action in Viet Nam an increase of five since last weeks report From January 1961 through August 9 1965 the report 375 servicemen were killed in ac ion 25 died of wounds 150 diet while missing in action and one died in captivity Yesterdays report said 26 Americans had died in Viet Nam rom causes other than hostile actions That was an increase o our over last weeks report The number of men wounded in ac ion increased during the week rom 2892 to 2915 and the num her missing in action stood at 42 wo more than last week this city police said Churches stores offices and other buildings in the area were set afire throughout the long hot summer night and morning pc HOWEVER the hard core of about 300 hoodlums and some 7000 spectators were dispersed about midnight by officers who marched in a phalanx through the streets of the Watts district Gregory who had gone into the riot hotspot last night to try to help police restore order was shot just above the left knee Treated at Central Receiving Hospital Gregory told newsmen he planned to return to the riot scene to help quell sporadic dis Don Smith chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality who was with Gregory 551 Americans Toll in Viet Nam United Press International WASHINGTON Aug 13 The Defense Departments weekly when he was shot said the Warns Singapore To Dump Indonesia United Press KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia Aug Minister Abdul Rahman warned today Malaysia would regard Singa pore as an enemy if it estab trade or diplomatic rela tions with Indonesia Singapore early this week from the federation of Malaysia which Indonesian Presi dent Sukarno has vowed io de stroy comedian and civil rights worker was helping police disperse small groups of troublemakers WHEN POLICE and the riot ers confronted each other on Central avenue there was a lot of shots Smith said Gregory grasped his left leg and said Im hit Smith said police warned Greg ory to duck down but though wounded the comedian got up and walked toward the rioters It was the greatest display of on Page A5 Col 1 inside Your US Weather Bureau Forecast Partly cloudy Details on Page A2 Section and Page Amusements A6 Ann Carroll Comics Crossword Puzzle Deaths B4 Dr BUL Conner B2 Editorials B2 Inez Robb Markets BS People B4 Sports TV Programs Womens News
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