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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 19, 1965, Tokyo, Japan sneer By A3C BOB CUTTS Staff Writer CAM Bruce Fitzgerald is an Army engineer who probably has a hard time distinguishing a blueprint from a road But thats not his Fitzgerald does all his engineering in the pilots seat of a single engine air He is commander of the 35th Eng ineer Group Aviation The sections job is to support any engineering operation that needs air as This includes flying the Com William and his staff to 35th group projects through out central as well as providing air reconnaissance for group convoys to Phan 30 miles south of Cam and His staff includes two other WO Albert Wilkins and CWO Larry and nine enlisted They are Jackie SP5s Hunter Philip and John Stan SP4s Alfred Roger Bobby Allen and William and PFC David The unit is also responsible for emer gency air operations in the Cam Ranh I guess weve evacuated at least 200 persons to Nha Trang from here by helicopter in the three months weve been Fitzgerald The unit operates from a meadow that is sometimes referred to as Fitz gerald International The field wasnt much more than a stubble field when we got Fitzgerald but its starting to shape up When he says shaping he speaks of perforated steel planking laid on the and a 200yard addition now under construction at one end of the Some 50 to 75 Army aircraft land and take off every ranging from Cari bous to Otters to Beavers to civilian planes and an assortment of Every once and a while something big Like the night the Nha Trang airfield was mortared and 22 planes were evacuated to the unlighted Cam Ranh We used jeep and truck flashlights and even cigaret lighters to get those birds Fitzgerald But being the proprietor of a small field has There was the time 12 Army nurses had to get back to Nha Trang quickly and the only plane avail able was a twoseat The only pilot of was I did the only thing I could flew them out one at a By the time I reached Nha Trang I was all set up with a date for next Saturday With Ferry Service CAM Vietnam is a strange Its made soldiers out of sailors and sailors out of It even requires bridge builders to go to sea until their real job comes The bridge builders of the 553d 35th have been in the ferry boat service for the past four They are providing a vital link in the 40mile supply route from the port of Nha Trang in the north to Cam Ranh Firemen Battle to Avert Blast About 30 cars of a Southern Railway freight train derailed near setting a burn ing boxcar against a butane gas Fearing an officials evacuated residents within a mile of the There was no UPI 3 Experiments Dropped From 2Day Gemini6 Flight across the The reason were running a one 553d soldier is because we dont have any bridge materials to span the foot upper neck of the bay where our ferry is Were getting faster all the time but there just has to be a bridge here one of these and were to build the men of the 553d continue to daily shuttle equip ment and truck convoys back and forth across the The ferries are able to carry 25 vehicles each way in a hour but the going is The ferry operation has re ceived additional support in the form of two landing craft from the 497th Port Construction The LCMs are doing their best to help relieve the pressure but the lengthy traffic jams on the dusty roads at My Ca will be around until the men of the 553d span the bay with a real 17 No Thanks UPI A National Merit Scholarship scmifinalist from Livingston High School has laughed off an invitation to apply for admis sion to the Navy Although Im tempted to go because I think the social life would be I just dont think its said Miss Andrea AP Three experiments have been dropped from the next manned space mission set for launch Instead of seven as originally only four will be two of the dropped experiments will be completed to a certain Norman Gemini experi ment manager The experiments dropped are a Defense Department assign ment to photograph the moon and celestial objects a Defense experiment to photo graph near objects in space and a Manned Spacecraft Center test to analyze body USSR Agrees To Asia Talks WASHINGTON AP The Soviet Union has agreed to par ticipate with the United States and more than a score of other nations in a meeting to work out a new program of financial aid for Southeast The meeting will be held in Bangkok begin ning President Johnson recently committed the United States to provide additional aid to Asian countries and he invited Russia to Pacific Stars Stripes October 1965 Experiments still to be per formed include a test to see if the mass of an orbiting object can be determined by acceleration an experiment to measure radiation photography of selected parts of the earths sur face for use in geophys and oceanography and taking pictures of the earths Parts of the experiment to photograph nearby objects in space will be performed on an availabletime Foster Instead of using a 35mm astronauts Navy Walter Schirra and Air Force Thomas Stafford will use a wideangle 70mm Equipment for collection of body and will be used on Gemini7 for a com plete analysis of calcium The reasons for dropping the Foster was be cause the moon will not be visible during twoday flight the Air Force has said it has all information it needs from the same on previous Foster said the space center was going to take pictures of the Agena as planned for the military on experiment but would concentrate on getting dif ferent earth and Foster said the space agency wanted to know how well an ob ject in space could be spotted fluids will be tested by Schirra against different Triecf fo Arrest Air Base CO TRUAX Eleven demonstrators who at tempted to make a citizens arrest of the Truax AFB com mander were arrested Saturday for obstructing traffic at the The including 10 Univer sity of Wisconsin were taken into custody at the bases main where they sat on the pavement to protest involve ment in There was no Stephen Levine of speaking for the said they wanted to arrest Lester Arrowsmith for accessory to violation of international law and crimes against humanity in relation to the war in Viet Sfeady Prices Predicted by LBJ Aide HOT UPI President Johnsons top economic adviser predicted Saturday that prices will hold steady in the com ing He also said another tax cut was possible next Gardner chairman of the Council of Economic told reporters he felt general prudent careful optimism about the con tinued stability of costs and His reservations were that the Administration has its eye on the war in Vietnam and the possibili ty of a defense buildup might overheat the Some of the big business lead ers gathered here for the fall meeting of the Business Council have voiced concern about infla tion stemming from the Ackleys calm view of the cost and price first to the business leaders who are un paid advisers to the government later to was in tended to lay such fears to Vice President Hubert Hum phrey told reporters the Adminis tration will do its part to prevent He said President John son would veto any pay increase for government workers that ex ceeded the Administrations wage price guidelines for The million Senate version on the federal pay bill is within the Humphrey Johnson has already called the billion Housepassed version Party Wins In Turkey Turkey proAmerican Justice Party won an overwhelming victory in Turkeys National Assembly elec final tallies The Justice Party polled per the 9 million votes cast in the 10 the High Election Council giving the party 255 a majority of 30 deputies in the 450 seat The Justice Partys chief the leftofcenter Republican Peo ples the largest party prior to the won only 134 seats and polled per cent of the popular the Council Other Parties fared thus Nation seats and per cent of the New Turkey Party 19 seats and per Turkish Workers seats and 3 per Peasants 11 seats and per The Council said the turnout was 64 per cent of the eligible The who cam paigned on an antiAmerican urging closer ties with won more votes than the Justice Party in only three of the 67 The Justice Partys victory was even more convincing in view of the complicated election sys which considerably reduces the chances of one party obtain ing a majority in the APO San Francisco 96503 Published daily per Second class postage paid at San
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