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Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - February 7, 1968, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Cloudy through High today 56 to 66. TIDES High low a.m. RIVER READINGS Jim the WAS YOUR PICTURE IN THE AVAILABLE 8x10 SIZE 243-3127 Twenty One Years No. 258 70 Pages Fort Walton Wednesday Feb. 7, 1968 Single Copy 70c Subscription Per Year North Vietnamese Soldiers Attack Special mp SAIGON troops Wednesday at- tempted to overrun a U.S. Special Forces camp at Lang Vei in a new threat to the menaced Khe Sanh garrison U.S. headquarters said the North Vietnamese preceded their ground assault with a heavy artillery and mortar at- Lang Vei is six miles west of Khe near the Laotian and commands one the strategic valleys running into South Allied commanders fear the North launch Vietnamese a heavy plan to offensive against Khe Sanh in a move to capture South Vietnams two northernmost The Lang Vei attack was the JUST A SLOW DAY A slow day at the state house is a slow day for the animals on the state house From lack of having someone to pass out peanuts Tuesday this poor fellow has been driven to the bad habit of Full Pueblo Seizure Report Sought By Senate Committee Appeal Made By Mayor Lindsay NEW YORK John V. Lindsay appealed to A. Rockefeller joint WASHINGTON The Senate Foreign Relations Com- has asked for a full report on the Pueblo seizure Including details of all U.S. spy Ship But Senate Democratic leader Mike field warned Tuesday the committee should watch its step lest it undermine the U.S. intelligence Chairman J Willilam made the inquiry in a naire to Secretary of State Dean Rusk last He also wanted to know how the administration it ever became fight another ground war in the State ment denied that the North Koreans had returned the body of one American sailor who reportedly died of injuries after North Korean boats captured the USS Pueblo in International waters and forced it into Wonsan harbor two weeks In his letter to Fulbright asked for a description of the development of the intelligence the Pueblo and Other such He also agencies had tional for the Pueblo and whether the security agency had the name of the aware of day to-day spy ship For copies of operation all instructions and mission concepts relating to the Pueb copies of North Korean radio message prior to the seizure relating to alleged U.S. or South Korean or attacks against North it was necessary to end the Pueblo so close to the of another country 1he Pueblo carried no more armament than three 50- caliber or was not by a a description of all equipment aboard Pueblo and an estimate of low much was In there was increasing resentment that United in talks with North Koreans at was putting too much emphasis on winning the release of the Pueblo and its 83-man crew and not enough on North Korean terrorists attacks in South But a high-ranking South Korean government who asked to remain sought to end the resentment that has led to anti- American demonstrations and demands that South Korean troops be withdrawn from He told newsmen that his although not sented at the had been fully informed of what trans- and that the last of the three sessions dealt with the North Korean attempt to assassinate South Korean ident Park Chung State Department officials here said that South Korea had expressed con- that violence should not be over- looked during the But South Korean Ambassador Dong Jo Kim said his government had made no formal Gov. Nelson Tuesday for to save the city from the perils of disease as the result of a five-day garbage collectors Lindsay said that at the present time a request for calling out the National Guard to clear the streets of tons of garbage and including infectious hospital was on the But he asked for the assistance of the state Civil Defense Commission to prepare plans in case immobilized by There was no tion of a snowfall through Lindsay made the appeal shortly after the president of the union was ry took the sentencing calmly and joked about what he would take to jail with He said his jailing would only the opposition of the and hamper contract second major assault in the Khc Sanh area mis There was no indication whether it was the start of the expected major offensive against the Marine base in South Vietnam's western or merely a probing The fighting reportedly was There was no word immediately on Elsewhere in the general Communist offensive slacked off and the lessened activity was reflected in lower casualty In the northern city of heavy fighting but U.S. Marines and Vietnamese troops reported they were making steady progress against entrenched At the provincial headquarters in the heart of the Marines tore down a Viet Cong flag and replaced it with the stars and Scattered fighting continued in where allied troops Tuesday used tanks and planes their general risen to 22.748 against Viet Cong units being reinforced from the The U S. command Tuesday said the casualty toll for the eight days since the offensive has North Vietnamese and Viet killed along with Allied troops Of the 614 The U.S. command said the Communists lost men in the 2-1 hours ending at midnight the lowest since their offensive began but still Many allied commanders felt the nationwide offensive was a prelude to a still bigger attack at Khe Sanh and attention was fixed uneasily on that border outpost for signs the feared North Vietnamese thrust was The main base under heavy mortar and rocket fire throughout came in for more punishment early Wednesday the city is a substantial 12 MEN ABOARD Navy Search Begins For Missing Plane Maine A Navy spokesman said day a massive sea and air search was underway off the South Vietnamese coast for a missing patrol plane with 12 men Capt. Ipser J. com- mander of Fleet Air Wing Three based at Brunswick Naval Air said the missing Orion disappeared and was pre- include a News Digest ON THE VIETNAM SCENE Battle action largely in Dalat and Saigon in opening of second week of the Communist offensive that has scarred 35 of South Vietnam's major Allied military posture in Vietnam may have to shift emphasis because of the unexpected of the Communist ON CAPITOL HILL President Johnson asked Con- gress for a broad range of consumer protection measures designed to assure safer fish and poultry and help to prevent home improvement and other sales ON THE SCENE Senion who resigned from General Motors only a few ago after being passed over for the firm's presidency was named president of Ford Motor Co. in a surprise Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen struck the Missouri Pacific Lines and Seaboard Coast Lines in a dispute over crew officials went to court in a move to punish union leaders of a five-day sanitation department strike in New York City as enough garbage to fill 666 freight boxcars on the city's WITH THE POLITICIANS Gov. George campaigning in New said it is self-delusion to pretend the Communists in Vietnam have lost their stamina and bidding for Wisconsin's 30 GOP convention hit hard at the nation's troubles and the Johnson ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE South Koreans have increased the tempo of protest against secret U.S. talks with North Koreans for the return of the USS Pueblo and its officials are Syria might make a new try for revenge on Israel this creating the danger of a Middle East agents in Europe expressed concern over the Johnson administration's proposal to tax American But Home look forward lo the a boom south down Tuesday Vietnam time ment in Brunswick was the first announcement that the plane was Gersuk said the plane was on a surveillance mission aimed at checking shipping and The craft was based at Brunswick but operating on temporary assignment with the Seventh Fleet in the The plane last reported about 50 miles off Vietnam's southwest coast in the South China he Several Navy and Air Forca planes were over the area most immediately after the plane was he Most of the families of the crew four officers and eight enlisted live around Gersuk The is considered the Navy's most modern lance Gersuk with a range of 15 hours flying The plane was reported at p.m. EST he and had enough fuel to last until a.m. EST. sentenced to 15 days in jail for of a court The union leader declared his jailing would not end the strike and would slow down John J. DeLury became the second union leader to draw a jail term for violating the state Taylor which bans strikes by public Albert president of the United Federation of was sent to jail for 15 days last December as the result of an illegal public school Counsel for the Uniformed Association ar- gued that the Taylor Law did not apply to the situation because the union had not actually called a But State Supreme Court Justice Saul Streit said it was duty to comply with last Friday's injunction against the is a devastating strike and it could be very Streit adding that the city had shown beyond reasonable doubt willful contempt of this court by Mr. He also fined the union leader City officials mapped gency which could heavy bombers dropped tons of bombs on suspected enemy lairs near both Khe Sanh and Lang After the North Vietnamese attacked the Special Forces U.S. fighter bombers swept in with rockets and U.S. spokesmen said the camp's Green Berets and Vietnamese battling the North Vietnamese from inside their cement Artillery batteries at Khe Sanh reportedly were firing on the neighboring camp to repel the Khe Sanh itself has a large garrison of Marines and other troops to face an estimated to North mese believed operating in the immediate U.S. spokesmen disclosed Monday that U.S. troops of the 1st Air Cavalry Division and the 101st Airborne Division to page TOUGH GARBAGE PROBLEM Schoolchildren find the going tough day as they head for class along streets as the strike moved into its fifth day in New York petition to the for aid from National Guard troops to clear away rat-infested in- hospital and accumulations of cartons and papers higher than parked They described the health peril as the worst since the flu i epidemic of World War I. I Contempt charges against three other union officers were The gray-haired South Korean Official States No Pueblo Agreement Met SEOUL A South Korean government official said Tuesday the United States and North Korea had failed to any agreement on the return of the USS Pueblo and its crew of 83 The who asked that name not be said there had been three meetings between the North Koreans and the Americans at the truce village of He said the first meeting was held last Friday at the United The second took Sad Affair LONDON rock ing group called the Love Affair was fined 35 pounds Tuesday for climbing on tho statue of Eros in the middle of Piccadilly Circus to pose for publicity Viet Memorial Vigil Held By Clergy Group place this time at the North third was held The the WASHINGTON organization ted to an end to the U.S. part in the Vietnam war closed out a two-day mobilization meeting Tuesday on a note of solidarity with the combined civil peace movement led by Dr. tin Luther King Jr. President Seeks Legislation To Protect American Consumer WASHINGTON ident Johnson asked Congress Tuesday to protect American consumers from auto dangerous recreational boats and spected poultry and He proposed six bills to help every American mer a fair and honest exchange for his hard-earned that also would cover four other common marketplace hundred years consumer protection was ly the President said in a special the buyer had a complaint he went straight to the the the the corner It was easy to tell the excellent from the But he is the government's role to protect the the honest nessman fraud and Johnson also detailed his plan to appoint consumer's in the Justice ment who would better representation for consumer interests before administration agencies and and in the interest of every American He asked for legislation to authorise Transportation tary Alan S Boyd conduct the first comprehensive study of the insurance in an attempt make it to make it simple and to make it The 18 to 24 month study will cost 51.8 million to Boyd Under the present affecting 100 million U.S. coverage and policy cancellations are the cause of frequent and compensation is j often Some victims get too some get too some get nothing at Johnson His other proposals Crack down on fraud and deception in deal with hazardous radiation from sion sets and other electronic set up better inspection of poultry and establish boat safety standards and state boat safety work with industry to new meaning to warranties and guarantees and seek ways to improve repair work and The Negro head of the Southern Christian ship spoke the only official words at a memorial service in Arlington National Cemetery for American dead of the Southeast Asian The Army had forbidden a planned full-scale and courts upheld the But there is no cemetery regulation against visits by even in for purposes other than So well over delegates to the Washington session of the informal Clergy and Laymen Concerned About crossed the Potomac in a fleet of Hundreds climbed on foot from the road up a half mile of winding drive lo the foot of the stone stair leading to the Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unkown They could enter the grounds carrying nothing more than small American or Stars of The assembly was marshalled n utter in exaggerated obedience to the court order against tors waved the delegates into place by hand gesture until they filled the grass plot stretching 100 yards or more down to the When King arrived with a official He denied reports that a fourth meeting was held The official said there had been no agreement between the two sides at any of Ihe His report further dispelled the flurry of rumors and speculations that North Korea had agreed to return the dead and wounded Americans and that the rest of the crew would be freed through a neutral U.S. officials in Washington had earlier disclaimed such A band of armed North Koreans boarded the Pueblo Jan. 23 and forced it and its of into the port of Wonsan The North Koreans claimed the Pueblo was in its territorial The United States insists the intelligence ship was in international waters at the time of its The official said the first two meetings at Panmunjom dealt 1 with the capture of the and raised the question of the ship and The third dealt with the January 20 Communist infiltration raid on Seoul aimed at assassinating South Korean President Chung Destin Water Users Ponder Sewage System DESTIN Subscribers to Destin Water day night elected three new members to the community wa- ter supply facility's Board of Elected for a three-year term at the annual meeting of the non-profit corporation were George French and Barnard They will serve in the places of John Paul Burnett and Ed whose terms have New officers of the tion will be elected by the Board of Directors at next set for Feb. 13, following of the W. H. of s o n engineering firm of Gulf Breeze making a study of a proposed Destin area sewage system to be operated by Destin Water was introduced to the subscribers at the Baskerville briefly outlined to water the plans and progress so far of his firm's study of the projected sewage which will meet at needed Destin sanitation re- according to Water Users President Edward L. Semi-final including in- ed construction costs of the age system and projected monthly cost to users will be presented to the Corporation's Board of Directors on Feb. 13. Report of the Corporation's activities during the past year also were detailed to ers at the Monday Missile Firing Mishap Injures 6 POINT Calif. The Pacific Missile Range said six Navy men escaped with mi- nor injuries Tuesday when a Bullpup missile struck an 85-foot aviation rescue boat during practice The boat tossing the men into the sea two miles the spokesman A rescue helicopter picked them up and an ambulance took them to the Five were re- Elmore Named To Special School Sub-Committee Henton D. of the 6th district composed of Santa and Walton was named as one of the bers of a special sub-committee on programs to study bills and make recommendations to the house Public School The sub-committee chairman is Rep. John R. of Polk a former principal of Fort Walton Beach Elementary Among the type of to committee will be those ring to school district economies and school capital outlay for and state dis- taxation and The committee is meeting day and night and on weekends to consider the measures before it. Individuals from all the state of Florida are appearing before the committee to testify and submit vital information in aid to the of other clergymen of leased after treatment of slight ious silence still After a session King pronounced the only official this pc Cause of the is being the man The missile was fired to page 3) an A4 After careful consideration of all the we daily pre- dict more violence in the this of the nation's driving have changed
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