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   Independent Record (Newspaper) - June 7, 1965, Helena, Montana                                Navy Rolls Out the Red Carpet; McDivitt, White In Great Shape fUxflrti Vol. 176 Helena, Montana, Monday, June 7, 1965 12 Pages Price Ten Cents North Viet Nam Hit Hard Vietnamese Planes Destroy Host of Targets Saigon, South Viet and Vietnamese planes destroyed a military radio station in North Viet Nam today and hit a radar site, a supply depot, military bar- racks and three boats, a military spokesman announced. Pilots reported destroyed 10 weapons positions around radar site on Hon Nieu Island and destroying or damagingj 19 buildings at the Chap Le army barracks complex five miles north of the border. Eight U.S. F105 jets hit the radio station and communi- cations center and pilots re- ported both were destroyed, the spokesman said. The lo- cation was not given. The pilots also reported they sank a vessel near Route 1 and left (wo others sinking after the crews opened up on them with heavy automatic weapons. The planes also hit the Vinh supply depot which has been a target before. The pilots said heavy smoke blanketed the area and most of. the 15 tons of bombs hit a warehouse complex of 11 buildings. Intense Fire The spokesmen said (he planes ran into "intense antiaircraft fire" but all returned safely. On the ground, U.S. Marines Antipoverfy Co-ordinator Budget Drawn By J. Holmes Associated Press Capitol Writer A tentative budget of for operation in Montana next fiscal year of an aiilipoverty co- ordinator's office was proposed to the federal government today by Gov. Tim Babcock. The budget figure was deter- mined atler a telephone lalk be- tween the Office of Economic Op- portunity and Edward W. Nelson, who for more than a week has been signing papers as acting state co-orclinator. Nelson, the governor's adminislrafive aide, is a former slate budget director. Nelson said the budget calls for a full-time staff of four per- co-ordinalor, two assist- ants and a July 1. It provides also for parl-timc secretarial help, travel and opera- tional expenses and up (o for use of private research facili- ties in fiscal 1965-GG. He said the federal agency di- rected by Sargent Shrivel- sug- gested the minimum staff of four (Continued on rage 10) scored their biggest sucess of the i. Viet Nam war Saturday when they killed 80 Viel Cong and wounded 60 others with artillery fire. But eight leathernecks were lost Sunday in a helicopter col- lision over the South China Sea. A U.S. military spokesman re- ported that Marine gunners on Saturday poured 63 rounds into a Viet Cong battalion spoiled nine miles southwest of the new Chu Lai airstrip. The Marines were called in lo clear the area al Ihc request of a Vietnamese district chief. The Viet Cong wounded were taken prisoner by a government force. The previous largest toll of the Viet Cong by American ground action was 20 killed by two Ma- rine patrols in the Chu Lai sector last Wednesday. The Marines did not suffer a single casualty in that action. Helicopters Collide Two Marine helicopters collided shortly after taking off from the Record Journey Ends on Time, Shade Off Course Houston, Jomes A. McDivitt and Edward H. White 11 plunged bock to earth from their four-day space flight today and at p.m. (EST) were safely aboard the USS Wasp recovery ship, Mission Control Center received word from the Wasp that the astronauts were in great spirits and they looked great except that 
                            

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