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   Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1967, Bridgeport, Connecticut                              .VOL. LXXVI, NO.' Weather Forecast. PARTLY SUNNY, COLDER TODAY AND ON TUESDAY -----CUM PMUM BrMfepift Coon SPORT TELEGRAM Fairfield County's Morning Newspaper U.S. to Put Squeeze On Rain Clouds WASHINGTON A vastly increased federal program aimed at achieving practical means-by 1972 for pulling more'rain from the atmosphere was proposed Sunday, night by Secretary of the Interior Stewart L Udall. Recommendations Udall made public a depart- mental report outlining recom- mendations for slepped-up re- search and development pro- grams wilh a goal of increasing controlled yields of. water from the atmosphere to help meet existing and anticipated future needs in water-short are  gram which would develop and refine techniques to advance precipitation modification ef- forts from experimental and (Continued on Page Two) Home of Realty Man Burglarized Of Here By PETE MASTRONAHDI Thieves made off with a safe containing in cash, jewelry and other items from the house wjlh a total value of last night from the home of Louis Plotkin, 420 Cleveland avenue. The break, according.to Detec- tive Robert Gregory and Patrol- man Donald Murray, occurred between 6 and o'clock last night when the Pfotkins had step- ped out of the house. Cut Screen, Forced Door Police said the intruders cut a rear door screen then forced door to gain entry. The burglars ransacked a bed- room, taking between and from a bureau drawer and then carted out the safe, ap- (Continued on Page Two) Back And Cool Too WASHINGTON Adam Clayton Powell the most besieged member of Congress, returned to Washington on Sunday night from the sunny Caribbean, Viet Reds Strike Again At Airfield still cool, confident self. 2U.S.Women Claim Bombs Hit Hanoi Civilians N EW YORK of four American women who spent the Christmas week in North Vietnam expressed hor- ror Sunday night at the injuries they said are being inflicted on the civilian population of Hanoi by U.S. bombing raids. One of the women, Mrs. Grace Newman, 39, of New York said "I was horrified at the damage to 'living quarter's and injuries inflicted on women, children and even babies." She. said most of the injuries came Irbm fragmentation bombs. "Lazy Dogs" "The United States pilots call :hem 'Lazy Dogs' and they are hollow bombs filled with about 300 handball-size spheres .which are filled with metal she said. "I talked and took pictures ot one 11-year-old boy who.cried as he told me that even after his operation he still has 28 pellets in his Mrs. Newman said. "These are strictly anti-per- sonnel Mrs. Newman continued, "and I've seen vic- tims of these bombs who are women, babies and even preg- nant women and their unborn children." The second woman, Mrs. Jo- seph Griffith, 32, said in Ithaca, N.Y., that she brought back part of a fragmentation bomb and that she had seen enough in Hanoi to satisfy her that they were used on civilians. At the same tlmeV however, Mrs. Griffith said: "There are no innocent civil- ians'in North Viet Nam. I will never again say Americans are killing inAocent civilians be- cause there aren't any." All Ready For War She said everyone in Hanoi appeared to be ready for war and that even the women plow- ing (he fields carrief rifles over their shoulders. She said the common belief among the North Vietnamese was that a jet could be downed with just two proper- ly aimed bullets. The four women spent II days in North Vietnam as observers for the women's Union of the U.S. Peace Movement. They made their trip without the au- thorization of the State Depart- ment and may lose their pass- ports. Mrs. Newman, who cleared N.J. and Mrs. Griffith, who returned to Surprise Appearance Making a surprise appearanie t a Capitol Hill reception, the Harlem Negro Pemqcrat gave o hint he was worried about he challenge he faces 'today ram fellow members of Con- .Asked by reporters what he links about planned attempts o take a.way his committee hairmanship and even his seat n Congress, he replied: "Keep he faith, baby." Powell. arrived at the recep- ion for new House members in fur-trimmed.topcoat, smoking cigar and smiling and bowing. Powell had been vacationing n the island of Bimini, in the Bahamas about 56 miles off lorida. Today, the day before the Oth Congress convenes, Powell aces a challenge to his chair- manship of the. House Education nd Labor Committee and to his ery seat in Congress. Compromise Rumored There were reports Sunday ight that a compromise was in he making that would have him emoved only temporarily from chairmanship, pending an nvestigation. A group of House Democratic berals plans to move at to- ay's party caucus to strip Pow- 11. of his chairmanship but to ake no action to deny him his louse seat. However, some olh- r Democrats may seek to place le Party on record behind .a move to deny him his seat. The caucus can act on his hairmanship but the House as whole must vote on any move o bar him from membership. fapanese Begin Election Drive House Seats customs at the Newark, airport Saturday night, (Continued on Page Two) Lots of Draft Youth Carries Licenses, But None for Himself! Police arrested a parolee with a stolen car following a chasu in which a policeman fired three shots into the air to halt then found him to be carrying numerous draft cards, operator licenses, and a number of social security cards. Under arrest is Lester English, Jr., 19, of 170 Burroughs street. He is charged with driving a car without a license, and using a The Weather Pala VS. Weather Bureau BRIDGEPORT and Partly sunny and colder today, the high temperature in the upper 30's. Fair and cold tonight, the lowest temperature in the teens and low M's. Tuesday, variable cloudiness and little temperature change. A 20 per cent probability of snow flurries today, and 10 per cent tonight. TEMPERATURE Highest yesterday 46 Lowest yesterday 40 Highest year ago yesterday.. Lowest year ago yesterday.. PRECIPITATION Yesterday 0.14 For Month Barometer (8 p.m.) ........30.07 Humidity (8 p.m.) .........93% Today THE TIDE Tomorrow a.m. High a.m p.m. p.m. 3.42 a.m. Low a.m p.m. p.m ALMANAC Monday, January 9 Ninth day of the year. Nine teentn day of Winter, Sun rises at a.m. and sets at p.m motor vehicle without the own- r's permission. Held In Bail English is held in lieu of lail pending further investigation as lo where and how he obtain- id the other identification cards vith various names. Patrolman Richard Godwin ipotted English driving the stolen car south on Park avenue and quickly gave chase. English, police said, drove in and out through a number o South End streets, then aban doned the vehicle at Railroac and Iranistan avenues and fle ress, the public and the ppposi- ion Socialist, Democratic So- and Communist mrties forced Sato to dissolve he lower house Dec. 27. It will be Sato's first popular est since he took over as prime in a party election- two years ago following the death of Hayato Ikeda. The new house, thanks to a redistricling plan, will be 19 seats bigger than the old one o is predicting that the Lib eral Democrats will win at leasl 300 seats. His followers would 30 happy with 270. A simple ma jority would be 244. At dissolution, the Libera Democrats had a e majority with 278 seats, the Socialists 141 the Democratic Socialists 23 anc :he Communists 40.' There. wen 2 independents and 19 vacan Trial of 42 Men In Gaming Raids To Resume Today The trial of 42 men arrested i two raids on an alleged Bridge port gambling establishmen within the past few months wil resume today in Circuit cour after the case was continued fron Dec. 20. by Circuit Court Judge John G. Cicala. of the men we're arrestet in an early morning raid on th alleged gambling establishmen on Dec. 19. Some of the de fendants will be tried for gam bling violations stemming from similar raid on the same eslab lishinent in October. Before continuing the case Jas month, Judge Cicala advised th ment of their rights during ar raignment proceeding on Dec. 20 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9. 1967 SAIGON (AH) The Communists struck again arly today at Holloway Airfield-near Pleiku in the cntral highlands that were lammercd repeatedly dur- ng- the Weekend.. Mtour Attack The U.S. command said the re-dawn attack with mortar nd small arms fire lasted three ours and 15 'minutes. U.S. flareships were sent' aloft along vith gunship -helicopters but esults were not reported. The Iwo and one-half miles east of Pleiku City, is the ame installation where a Com- munist attack Feb. 7, 1965, was ollowed by the big U.S. troop uildup in Vietnam and Ihe air bombings of the North. In that attack two years ago, Ight American soldiers were illed and 108 wounded and 18 ircraft destroyed or damaged Some of the shells in to- ay's attack landed near an oil torage area, headquarters aid. There was no report im- nediately on casualties or the xtent of damage at the field hich is used for helicopters. On Saturday, the Communists made a mortar and ground as- ault on Holloway, causing eavy damage to storage areas nd light damage to helicopters, asualties were light. The Reds Hacked again late Saturday ight with harassing fire. U.S. B52 bombers hammered wice more on Viet Cong posi ons north Of Saigon for the 9th nd 10th raids.in the past four ays in Binh Duong province. Headquarters said one raid truck at suspected Communist roop concentrations 47 miles orth-northwest of .Saigon Sun- ay night. This was followed by raid Monday after daybreak n a Viet Cong base camp 32 niles north-northwest of the apital. The intensified raids by America's biggest bombers were aimed at. wiping out base amp fortifications and supply winls from which the Viet Cong ould.launch operations againsi 'aigon from the north. In action over North Vietnam 'unday, U.S. pilots reported ighting four MIGils northwest f Hanoi for? a second day. A I.S. spokesman said there was TO engagement although the lde of Ihe Stiim (Or- erament. Kith aituraitces for Ihelr tafcfr. How U If To flnij the answers, a reporter Kith nTe experience la Vietnam, win- ner of j PullUer I'rfre tor ttls rt- porllnc there. IraTeled IhroDih the country, obsenlnr anrl UlWnr WIIH and YltrnameM at all leTels. In thla article, flrtl ol a of five, correspondent L'eler Arnelt analjies Ihf hhtory of the parlticaUoii program, tkblli aad credits. By SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) Priority one in Vietnam to- day, as for the past five years, is pacification. This paramount objective has been overshadowed for years by the bloody battles, the coups d'etat, the political infighting in Saigon. Pacification Billions The billions of dollars poured into Vietnam since 1962 have been aimed directly and indi- rectly at achieving pacification winning and holding the alle giance of the U million Viet namese people. Time has shown that without his allegiance, the Saigon gov- ernment will remain at best a )eleaguered regime, necessarily lolslered by massive support of 'he United States, permanently mprisoncd in the provincial and district towns, with Communist nsurgents roaming freely :hrough the hamlets and vil- lages of Ihe countryside. Pacification is meant to move in two ways. It must woo .the uncommitled millions of Viet- namese to the side of Saigon. And it must smash the Commu- nist organization holding sway across much of the countryside and pervading the tiniest as- pects of Vietnamese rural life. Armed Mnn For this dual purpose in 1967. the Vietnamese government wil! commit armed men, a total lhat includes all of t h e police and paramilitary forces and half the regular army. American troops also will bo assigned to various pacification irojects of differing impor- tance. As the year began, ap- proximately 20 U.S. infantry >altalions were committed for .his purpose, and the figure is expected to double this year. One of the main roles of these U.S. units will be to handle the regional Viet Cong Iroops that operate within province bounda- ies. A force of about Ameri- can civilians also will be volved in the pacification and directly related U.S. aid pro- grams. 77 Million Budget The 1967 budget for the Revo lulionary Pevelopment Pro gram, Ihe name now applied to the program, is about S77 mil lion. The aim will be rcliabilia lion of several hundred hamlets But hundreds of millions mor ral headquarters in Quara aid the attack occurred Satur day but gave no indication o he nationality of the ilyushii ilanes. Egypt Has Some Egyptian military force lacking Ihe republican regimi if President Abdullah Al Salla n Yemeni's civil war are known o have some of the Soviet-mad lyushins. Besides the dead, about 12 (Continued on Page Two) heavy damage and casualties vere inflicted on the Israelis near the Sea of Galilee, scene of almost daily clashes for the past eight days. An army spokesman in Dn- nascus said Syrian guns de- stroyed three Israeli bolder posts, one arms depot, one rcco- laissance position and one fuel depot. An Israeli army spokesman said two civilians were wounded slightly. He added lhat quiet was restored after U.N. iruce officials called for a cease-fire. The Israeli account said the Syrians opened up with ma- chine-gun fire on an Israeli ractor, and directed automatic weapons fire at an Israeli mo- )ile patrol lhat sped to the :cnc. The Israeli patrol replied with automatic weapons fire and a Syrian tank came into opera- tion, A field on the Israeli side was set ablaze, Ihe account add- ed. Israeli officials placed the latest encounter at about 12 miles north of the Sea ol Gali lee. They claimed that after both sides agreed to the cease fire, Syrians directed fire of hal an hour at Ihe Israeli seltlemen of Notera. and at two Jeeps on a road near the village of Maatz Verbal Barrage Meanwhile, in Baghdad Ahmed Shukairy, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organiza (Continued on Page Two) TOKYO (AP) Thou- auds of anti-Red Guard vorkcrs were reported tb- ay to have walked off their obs and paralyzed trans- ort, communications ami reduction in Shanghai, Buna's largest city where Communist leader Mao Tse- ung himself may be living. In Official Paper Reports of violence In Sha'n- great north China port f more (hah people ppeared In the official Peking 'eople's Daily. These followed ed Guard announcements in 'eking Sunday "that China's ormer nationalist capital, banking, had been seized by "resident Liu Shao-Chi and Vice Premier Tao Chu. Mao and his chief lieutenant, Defense Minister Lin Piao, were eported to have left Peking late ast year and to be in the Shan- ;hai vicinity. Mao's "Great 'roletarian al Revolution" purge, las, in his absence, been aken over by bis tough-talking vife, Chiang Ching, and Chen Po-Ta. The People's Daily, calling for ielp, said "recently at very many factories, some of the greater part of the Red Workers Corps (an anti-Mao group) had stopped production or left their jobs. This threatens the peoples livelihood and is directly affect- ing the development of the na- tcmal economy." It appealed to loyal workers to "stand up and take emergen- cy action" (o counter anti- Mao movement. Though no one has yet used the words civil war to describe :he mounting chaos touched off >y the struggle between the Hao-Cin Piao group and that leaded by the 68-year-old presi- dent and party General Secre- ary Teng Hsiao-Ping, violent clashes of (he past few days in- volving more than a million per- sons suggest that this stage may not be far distant. Up to noon today there was no further word on the fate of Nanking. "Recently, the >ro-Maoist appeal charged, "a landful of reactionary elements ilotted to cut off water, electric- ly and paralyze transporta- ion." It added that "we the revolu- Jonary rebel workers" were stemming this trend "and shouldering the production of'all "actories under extremely diffi- cult conditions." It called on "our brothers of the Red Workers Corps" to (Continued on Page Two) TEACHERS' STRIKE OFF CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Teachers Union announced Sun- day night it has called off plans to strike the city's elementary and secondary schools today. Unity Is Goal of Meeting Of Anglicans, Catholics VARESE, Italy an and Roman Catholic churchmen began gathering junday at a villa near this north Italian city for the first official joint talks in Ihe history of their wo churches. Not since the Church of Eng- and and the Church of Rome separated in 1559 has there been anything like the Anglican-Cath- olic Joint Preparatory Commis- sion which will meet from to- day through Friday at Villa Cagnola in nearby Gazzada. Vallcan Meeting The commission was born out of Ihe March 1966 Vatican en- counter between Pope Paul VI and the Archbishop of Canter- bury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, licati of Ihe 45-million-member world Anglican communion. The archbishop and the pon- tiff agreed to set up joint study of the issues that divide the two failhs, in the hope that one day unity might be restored. The preparatory commission of prelates and theologians, U ot them Roman Catholic and 11 of them Anglican, will assign priorities to topics that will be examined together over the nexl few days. In mixed marriages between Catholics and Anglicans, fric- ion- has arisen over Catholic laws insisting on formal prom- ises to rear children as Catho- lics and on performance of the ivedding rite before a Catholic priest alone. The mixed-mar- riage Question was expected to be put high on the list. The commission will draw up (Continued on Page Two) 'eatures for Everybody In Telegram Every Day Page ChcC.................. is Classified Ads___.. 16-25 Comics 14 Crossword Puzzle H Dear Abby........... 13 Dr. Brandstadt, M.D. 13 Editorials 12 Fashions 13 Jacoby on Bridge..... 13 Obituaries..........20-21 Polly's Pointers 13 Sports 10-11 Sylvia Porter.......... 12 Theater News S TV and Radio IS Women's News 13   

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