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   Cumberland News, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1966, Cumberland, Maryland                                Todays Weather AMoelaUd Pnm MMtly tunny In Tho Cumberland Keyset Harriers Win PVC Meet Section VOL 16 EaUnd Memd mail matter MaryUad mdcr UM act tt Muck 3 CUMBERLAND MARYLAND FRIDAY OCTOBER 28 UP1 AP FtoUta 20 CENTS China Tests Atom Warhead Missile Johnson Says Allied Shield Potecls Viet President Relaxes In Thailand Flies To Bangkok Today BANGKOK Thailand AP In a challenge to NorthViet Nam President Johnson says the United States and its allies in South Viet Nam have built a military shield strong enough to prevent the aggressor from succeeding Until North Viet Nam with draws its forces we must con tinue to resist the aggression that threatens South Viet Nam he said in a report Thursday to the American people do so because we believe that the Communists will unbolt the door to peace only when they are convinced their mili tary campaign cannot succeed he declared The speech was taped in Ma nila and released as Johnson spent the day relaxing at the resort village of Bang Saen aft er 10 strenuous days on his Far East tour Bangkok Welcome Set He goes by helicopter Friday 68 miles northwest to Bangkok where he is to be welcomed by King Bhumibol and Queen Sirik it In his twoday visit to Bang kok he will have an opportunity to discuss with Premier Tha nom Kittikachorn the growing Communist guerrilla menace in Thailands impoverished north east Johnson also will have an op portunity to see some of the 27 000 US soldiers based in Thai Inad Johnsons speech was in the form of a report on the Manila isuirimit conference and his flying visit to the big US coast al base of Cam Ranh Bay in South Viet Nam Important Step Toward agreed at Manila he said that our own forces will be withdrawn from South Viet Nam as the forces sent down from the North are also with drawn and as violence disap pears And we made it clear that this could be accomplished from our side in not more than six months after the conditions are met and perhaps even sooner This was I think an impor tant step forward Our inten tions are in writing now for all the world to see For we mean what we say When the aggres sion from the North has ceased do not want and we do not intend to remain in South Viet Eight Die In Viet Mistake Ambush Last Respects For Welsh Disaster Victims Mourners file past coffins of 81 children in Aberfan Wales yesterday to pay their last respects at a mass funeral for young victims of last Fridays slag heap avalanche For the first time sincethe great mass of coal mine waste crushed the village school and 17 homes killing at least 145 persons all work stopped at the disaster site where up to 50 oodies are still believed to be buried AP Photofax via cable from London Nam Johnson said the leaders of South Viet Nam South Korea the Philippines Thailand Aus tralia and New Zealand agreed at Manila that the goals in Viet Nam and for all Asia were to be free from aggression to con quer hunger illiteracy and dis Sheppard Hugs Wife On Return From Europe CLEVELAND AP Samuel H Sheppards second wife flew from Europe and ended up in his arms Thursday night prepared to join him athis retrial in the 1954 slaying of his first wife Marilyn Here baby Sheppard said as he thrust a lavender orchid into her hand after their initial embrace Ive missed her terribly he told newsmen Ariane Tebbenjohanns Shep pard 36 debarked from a Chi cago flight after a trip from Germany She wore a white frock underneatha mink coal and matching mink wraparound hatpiece She told newsmen she is hap py to be back In answer to their questions about her ab sence since the retrial began West German Chief Plans Minority Rule BONN GermanyCAP Chancellor Ludwig Erhard decided Thursday to run West Germany with a minority government after the four ministers of the Free Democratic aarty resigned in a budget dispute It was the first time in the history of the 17yearold ease and to seek peace throughout the area Hanoi Charges Visit Illegal TOKYO AP North Viet Nam charged Thursday that President Johnsons visit to South Viet Nam was illegal Hanois Viet Nam news agen cy said the charge was made in a protest message sent to the International Control Com mis cion on Viet Nam By coming in person to South Viet Nam the message continued Johnson attempted to bolster up the sinking morale of the US and satellite expedi tionary troops who have recent ly sustained Heavy defeats in South Viet Nam He also encouraged them to strive to carry out the odious US plan of aggression in the coming period It is obvious that this is a criminal trip a most brazen act of aggression perpe trated by US President John son himself On Inside Pages Ann Landers 17 Bridge 17 Comics 17 Crossword 4 Cryptoquote 4 Deaths 1 8 Dr VanDellen13 Editorial Page13 7 Racing 16 Secrets of Charm 4 Sports1416 State News TriState News 11 Want Ads 1819 1 Womens News 6 Monday she denied it implied any marital estrangement People were expecting a lot of things she added there was no truth in that People have been waiting for us to di vorce ever since we were mar ried Between frequent embraces Mrs Shcppard ran her hand over her husbands thining hair Earlier in the courtroom where Shcppard is on trial the pace of proceedings was slowec by a rash of prospective jurors who admitted Completion of the jury which had first been expected Thurs day was anticipated for Friday as a wccdingout process on a 12member group of tentative jurors continues Soviet Red Bloc Fledges Billion North Viet Aid Hopes Dashed For First Apollo Shot This Year CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP A series of technical prob lems has wiped out Americas hopes of launching a threeman Apollo moonship into earth orbit this year TheNational Aeronautics and Space Administration had hoped to achieve a December launch ing of Apollo 1 moving the date up from the originally planned first quarter of 1967 However sources reported Thursday there is no chance of launching the astronauts before January because of the prob lems The three pilots are to be fired into orbit for a period of up to 14 days by a Saturn 1 rocket The delay plus troubles with the Saturn 5 mantothemoon rocket could affect the lunar landing timetable The US goal is to send men to the moon by 1970 with 1968 the present tar get The Apollo troubles mainly concern the spacecraft environ mental control system designed to provide life support for the federal Republic that this has een tried Erhards Christian Democratic party has only 245 of the 496 votes in the Bunde stag But he can only be over thrown if the opposition gets ogether and elects a new man This has never been tried either The crisis arose over the 1967 budget heavily burdened by sromises to buy arms in the United States Erhard saw no way to balance it except by astronauts Air Force Lt Cols Virgil I Grissom and Ed ward H White II and Navy Lt Five prospectsjn a row werejCmdr Roger B Chaffec excused during the day after admitting fixed opinions about the guilt or innocence of the former osteopath 42 These opinions were not revealed The problems have delayed for more than three weeks the delivery of the spacecraft to the launch pad where the Saturn 1 is undergoing checks raising taxes The Free Demo crats with important local elec tions coming up resigned rath er than approve Erhard replaced them with Christian Democrats who will ake on their jobsin addition to their present portfolios Johann B GradI already ref ugee minister will replace Dep uty Chancellor Erich Mcnde as minister of allGerman affairs WernerDoIlinger minister of federal property will take over the Ministry of Economic Coop eration from Waller Scheel Kurt Schmuecker minister tor economic affairs will also be finance minister instead of Rolf Dahlgruen Bruno Heck minister of fami ly affairs will also run the housing ministry instead of Ew aid Bucher How long the present arrange ment can last is questionable Herbert Wehner deputy chairman of the opposition So cialist party told a party cau cus The Christian Democrats are hardlyagreed on any other point but they now agree on one They want to get rid of Er hard For the immediate future Wehner said there is no chance of the Socialists joining in the government Grocers Lament Shoppers Switching Snitching Way Through Supermarkets NEW YORK AP Shop pcrs are sampling pinching switching and snitctyng their way through the supermarkets these days leaving a trailof empty cookie packages and licked lids If we dont catch 10 people a day at breaking open packages were kind of disappointed Gallant managerof 9 Safeway store in Dallas Tex People switch labels on meat to get 20 or3p cents off mash the tomatoes and pull the leaves off the lettuce he said AhAssociated Press survey of supermarket managers and shoppers found numerous re portsof melon pinching cookie nibbling jellytasting shoppers sampling the grocers wares on an eat now pay later if at all plan The supermirkels complain it costs them millions of dollars a yearand contributes to higher prices Weve had women open a peanut butter jar and dig their fingers in it for a taste said an Atlanta Ga supermarket man ager A shopper in Atlanta said I even saw one woman break open a jar of preserves from a vacuumsealed jar lick the un derside of the top and then put it back on and return it to the A Santa Ana Calif market claimed it lost in two months through the switching of meat price tags A customer will take two meat packages outof the refrig erated bin ode lowpriced and the other high said an AlcP manager in Dallas walk up and down the aisles until 4 shes in a secluded spot and then change the labels Phillip White a Dallas grocer said some shoppers are so picky they do more damage to the fruits and vegetables than was done in the entire shippinj process A spokesman in Los Angeles said he knew of a woman who weighed dozens o eggs so she could pick out the heaviest 12 for her carton We find cereals opened of ten said an Atlanta super market manager Often it is a child who has opened it to fin the prize in it These days a child often knows which boxes contain the prizes Occasionally youll find a mother who brings the box to thecashier and pays for it Oflener she simply re places it on the shelf WARSAW Poland AP he Soviet Union and its allic have reluctantly but resolutely pledged approximately a billio dollars in goods and cash t Communist North Viet Nam nformed Polish sources sai Thursday They reported the war ches was collectedat the recent So viet bloc summit conference i Moscow and written pledge have been given to a repre sentative of Ho Chi Mins Hano jovernment Official confirma ion could not be obtained hen The idea of sending volunteer o North Viet Nam has bee abandoned the sources saic because the Vietnamese don want a foreign legion Europea roops would be worthless The want goods and cash for muri ions medicine and other suj plies Moscows pledge was statec as million and the total o the other East European Com munist contributions as abou 200 million Asked if this is for an entir year or some other period o ime a Polish source repliec This is for right now Go knows what will be needed fou months from now Poland agreed to give mi ion The pledges of Czcchoslc vakia Romania and East Gc many were described as highe or in the same range Contribu tions of Cuba and Mongolia nonEuropean nations at th Moscow summit were thougl to be only token amounts You can imagine what drain his will be on our econ mies but it has to be done Polish informant said Former Burma Leader Freed RANGOON Burma AP ExPrime Minister U Nu wa released from more than fou years of protective custod Thursday apparently with th understanding that he woul leave the country In a talk with reporters N said only that he had met wit Burmas leader Gen Ne Win He said Ne Win assured him h could go abroad on a pilgrimag or be allowed to go to any coun try for medical treatment Ne Win overthrew Nu March 1962 Nu was placed protective ccustody in a mil iary rest camp 25 miles from Rangoon Ne Win had been restless be cause Burma was apparent being torn apart by Communis and tribal rebels Although he was never fo mally charged Nu was accuset of taking a weak stand again federalism in Burma Ne Wi established a strong centra government and put down th insurrections Seven Wounded By US Patrol Lull In Ground Action Continues SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Eight Vietnamese civil ans were killed and seven oth rs were wounded near Saigon i the predawn hours Thursday an ambush patrol from he US 1st Infantry Division mistook them for Viet Cong The victims were all women nd children As the lull in major American round action continued there fas a drop reported in US ombat casualties for the sec nd straightweek The US ommand announced 64 Ameri ans were killed in combat and 396 wounded during the week ending Oct 22 compared to 74 lead and 432 wounded the pre ious week But while the Communis orces were dodging American roops they hammered hard a South Vietnamese troops in six major actions last week South Vietnamese casualties soared to a weekly high of 962 for the year 339 killed and 623 wounded The count of Communist dead ilso increased last week The US Command reported 1229 enemy troops killed 161 mor ban the week before The number of American roops in South Viet Nam con inued to grow reaching 336000 In the air war B52 bombers rrom Guam pounded suspecte Communist troop concentrations and headquarters areas 50 mile northwest of Qui Nhon near the central coast and in Zone C 7 miles northwest of Saigon nea he Cambodian border Over North Viet Nam contin uing bad weather cut US bombing missions to only 7 Wednesday about half the usua daily number The raids als were reduced by the fire whic put the aircraft carrier Oriska ny out of action The Oriskany sailed under he own power for repairs in th Philippines while the carrie Coral Sea steamed from th Western Pacific to take he place along the carriers Con stellation and the Franklin D Roosevelt in the Gulf of Tonkin from where carrier air attack against North Viet Nam ar launched Soviet Leaders To Visit France MOSCOW AP Soviet Pre mier Alexei N Kosygin will pa anofficial visit to France in th first half of December the So viet government announce Thursday night Communist party Icade Leonid I Brezhnev and Pres dent Nikolai V Podgorny wi visit France sometime in 1967 the same announcement said The visits to France are th first to a major Western natio announced for the Soviet lead ers since they took over powe from former Premier Nikita Khrushchev in October 1964 Brezhnev and Podgorny hav not left the Communist bloc Kosygin has visited the Unite Arab Republic and Finland EXSENATOR DIES Former U S Sen H Alex ander Smith of Princeton N J died yes terday in Princeton Hospital Smith 86 was a Republican senator from Jersey from 1944 to 1959 AP Photofax UN Votes End To South Africa Mandate 1142 UNITED NATIONS NY AP The UN General As sembly proclaimed Thursday night the termination of South Africas mandate over South West Africa It declared tha henceforth the giant territory is a direct responsibility of th United Culminating a long bitter de bate the 121nation assembly approved by a vote of114 to with 3 abstentions a resolutioi setting out the most drasti UN action ever contemplates in an effort to compel South Af rica to give up its rule over th territory roughly the size o Texas and New York State com bincd Hilgard Mullcr South Africa foreign minister warned th assembly in advance that hi country regarded the resolutib as illegal and therefore coul not be expected to agree to it demands He warned consequences that could from what he described a reckless action The United States and the So vict Union voted for the rcsolu tion while France Britain an Malawi abstained The United States voted ye despite the rejectionof arduou efforts by Ambassador Arthu J Goldberg to persuade the As anAfrican countries to accep amendments which he sai would harmonize the views o the assembly Negative votes were cast b South Africa and Portugal The resolution reflected hi terness among the African na tions against South Africas ra cial segregation policies an their alleged application to th 318000squaremile territory took over in 1920 under League of Nations mandate Todays Chuckle Many a man with no fam ily tree has succeeded be cause he branched out for himself TM WRR Kca Corp Good News orNViets Peking Says Nuclear Explosion Right On Target Statement Claims TOKYO AP Red China laitned Friday the develop ment of a missile system to car y nuclear bombs It announced guided missile with a nuclear arhead lofted Thursday ac uratcly hit the target at the ppointcd distance effecting a uclear explosion How far the missile traveled withheld but the test re ailed a prediction last March y US Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara that the Ihinese within two or three would have an atomic trike capability of 500 to 700 miles Fourth Chinese ABlast The blast the fourth an nounced by Peking since 1964 ame while President Johnson vas visiting neighboring Thai and It thus raised speculation hat its timing may have been designed to fake Asian eyes off the Presidents trip and the aft irmalh of the Manila confer nce Peking portrayed the blast as good news for Hanoi saying The possession by the Chinese people of guided mis lies and nuclear weapons is a reat encouragement to the icroic Vietnamese people who are waging a war of resistance against US aggression This was not exactly a fore cast that nuclear weapons might be used by the Commu nist side in Viet Nam Use of Jiese weapons by the allied side has been urged in some US quarters but US military men and such authorities as Dwight D Eisenhower have discounted their potential usefulness USSoviet Collusion Charged The official New China News Agency said China is developing its nuclear arsenal to oppose the nuclear monopoly and nuclear blackmail by the United States and the Soviet Union acting in collusion It mentioned in this connection the nuclear nonproli feration treaty now being stud ied by Moscow and Washington The announcement contained only one paragraph as to the test itself and gave no details nor any indication where it was held Presumably the site was the Uighur testing ground in Sinki ang Province in remote north west China The Chinese are believed to have conducted their first three tests there Russians Detonate Underground ABlast WASHINGTON set off a high yield underground nuclear explosion Thursday the Atomic Energy Commission disclosed The AEC announcement was coupled with confirmationthat the Communist Chinese con ducted a nuclear explosion in the low to lowintermediate range in the area of the Chinese test site at Lop Nor An AEC spokesman said that the Soviet test permitted under the partial nuclear test ban could be the equivalent of a 200 kiloton explosion of TNT or more He said no definite information had been received on its yield This test was conducted at the Soviet testing site above the Arctic Circle on the Novaya Zemlya Island 205Pound Blonde ExConvict Marries Oil Man 95 She Allegedly Kidnaped BRECKENRIDGE Tex AP A 205pound blonde exconvict beat the Texas Rangers to the draw Wednesday slipped her 95yearold millionaire patient into Oklahoma and married him Then she came back and was served with papers alleging kid naping but went free on Pearl Choate 59 who served time on a murder conviction until 1963 met A Otis Birch when she became resident nurse for him and his ailing wife 16 months ago in Pasadena Calif She has been married six times before and lists her occu pation us companion to the elderly prison records show Baptists said Birch made bis millions In oil and citrus during the early 1900s and had given millions to Baptist colleges and churchesHe now is living mainly off annuities a year Baptist friends who flew to Breckcnridge said Miss Choate shut the Birches off from the church ana friends and five months ago disappeared with them Friends put out a missing per sons alert and they were traced to Harlingen in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas where Birch was treatedfor a broken hip Before California friends could fly to Harlingen Miss Choate rented an ambulance and drove off with the couple They turned up in Brecken ridge two months ago and Mrs Birch who had been operated on last spring for cancer died Oct 7 at the home of Miss Choates brother here Four days later Birch took steps toward adopting Miss Choate and a hearing on the adoption was set for Friday Attorneys said the marriage in Altus Okla would nullify the hearing Texas Rangers had been or dered to guard the house where Miss Choate and Birch stayed but before the guard went up the couple left for Altus just across the Texas line where a justice of the peace married them v After returning to ridge Miss Choate was served with the kidnaping charge and posted bond Earlier in the week she vras charged with trying to stab a relative of the late Mrs Birch Harlan J Moehn of Danville Iowa and was free on bond   

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