Dunkirk Evening Observer Dunkirk Fredonia New York, April 24, 1967

Dunkirk Evening Observer Dunkirk Fredonia New York

April 24, 1967

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Dunkirk Evening Observer (Newspaper) - April 24, 1967, Dunkirk-Fredonia, New York Our Planes Bomb MIQ Bases In Vietnam For 1st Time By EUGENE RISHER United Press International SAIGON UPI planes today bombed Commu nist MIG interceptor bases in North Vietnam for the first spokesmen Air Force jets hit the bases near American spokesmen said pilots hit two bases and reported both missions suc They said pilots in the daring daylight raids used fragmentation bombs which erupt into thousands of chunks of The jets hit Hoa Lac field 19 miles west of Hanoi and Kep field 37 miles northeast of the North Vietnamese spokesmen These are two of the five main reported MIG bases in the Communist The action came as Marines stormed down Sontli Vietnams northern coast fol lowing an airsea landing designed to rout Communists threatening the bastion cities of Hue and Quang spokesmen also reported the downing of a supersonic MIG21 Sunday by American F4C Phantoms engaged in bombing runs over the vita Thai nguyen steel fabrication plant 38 miles north of Hit Parked Aircraft A communique from military headquarters here Targets were limited to aircraft service facilities and aircraft parked on the There was no immediate indication how many of the Russiandesigned MIGs were caught in the But spokesmen said up to nine MIGs including the supersonic MIG21s have been sighted at Hoa Lac and up to 20 at The raids formed the heaviest American blow yet against North Vietnams growing air At last report the Communist country had 120 to 150 Sovietsupplied fighterinter As their numbers so did the MIGs Last week in one day they fought 17 dogfights with American planes raiding North The decision to bomb the MIG bases ended a reported long standing debate in high military Many had opposed such saying it would force North Vietnam to move its warplanes into Communist Chi na for There the planes could not be hit without a giant escalation of the In South spokesmen announced a mas sive ground sweep through Communist Jungle stronghoWs on the northern fringes of the Iron Triangle about 50 miles north of They said Operation Manhat tan sent almost two full Infantry Divisions plus armored columns and South Vietnamese troops driving through a key link in the Communist under ground supply Zskouftkt American poet Ralph Waldo Em erson once said Every sweet has Its every evil Its EVENING OBSERVER Generally fair froflty or light Low In Mostly cool Wlndi 010 85th 97 Second Class Postage Paid at 14048 MONDAY APRIL Telephone 3663000 Saturdays Press Run 10 Cents VcarTfe 16 Pages In Berlin For Adenauer Rites Chute Becomes Entangled By ALVIN SPIVAK United Press International BONN UPI President Johnson today consoled West German leaders over the death of former Chancellor Konrad who arrived Sunday night for Tuesdays funeral for Adenauer and expected informal summit talks with French President Charles de Gaulle and British Minister Harold paid courtesy calls of 40 minutes on West German President Hein rich Luebke and an unexpected ly long 80 minutes with Chancellor KurtGeorg Kiesin A White House spokesman said they discussed nothing deeply in the but he said Luebke in passing touched on The West German chief of state said during a recent three week tour he found no opposition to American action in Vietnam in South Nepal and These were personal courte sy calls and there were no substantive the spokesman The Pres ident wanted them to know that the loss of Adenauer was not only a loss for the German people but to entire free Both meetings had been expected to be purely diploma tic Neither was expected to wrestle with the problems that have recently begun to trouble the WashingtonBonn Adenauers funeral is Tues The former chancellor who fashioned modern West Germa ny from the ruins of World War II and won for it a firm place in the Atlantic died last He was Johnsons jetliner landed at the military section of Wahn 15 miles from and only diplomats and a limited number of newsmen were permitted in the Credentials were carefully scru Several thousand Germans braved nearfreezing weather and occasional rain to gather behind a high wire fence several hundred yards The who returns to Washington was paying courtesy calls on West Railroads May Be Seized If Strike Occurs WASHINGTON UPD con threatening to seize the nations railroads to prevent a May 3 called rail and union leaders on the carpet today to find out why they cant agree on a new The Senate Labor in opening hearings on the several month old also summoned Labor Secretary Willard who warned The country is on the verge of a nation wide President Johnson served notice before departing for Germany that a rail strike cannot be tolerated because of the impact it would have on the Vietnam war Jacob ranking Republican on the Labor said he favors limited seizure of the rail roads under a court receiver ship if the unions stage a walk The Senate panel will make recommendations to Johnson for settling the The committee also is expected to recommend emergency legisla tion to block a The blood in a normal human being weighs a little more than seven pounds of every 100 pounds of body German President Heinrich Luebke and Chancellor Kurt Georg WashingtonBonn relations are generally But there is friction over The West Germans have been cool toward American and Soviet efforts to work out a draft treaty banning the spread of nuclear Bonn feels the treaty might hamper West German efforts toward develop ment of atomic energy for peaceful EastWest relations in gener the Kennedy round of tariff cutting talks and the mainten ance of American and British troops in West Germany were other expected Soviet Astronaut Dies As Capsule Crashes To Earth FIVE FREIGHT cars can be seen near the main point of the derailment of the New York Central freight train in the town of Westfield OBSERVER this Smith Telia Subscribers Johnson Has Had to Bear Some of IVorsf WfificoffOf Famed UPI Writer Has Even Seen Or Heard NEW YORK UPI Pulitzer prizewinning reporter Merri man Smith said today that President Johnson has had bear some of the worst vilification obscenity that Ive seen or heard in 25 years of covering the White Smith addressed nearly 800 publishers and their wives at the annual United Press Inter national subscribers the first event of the 81st convention of the American Newspaper Publishers Associa tion in the WaldorfAstoria At the socalled peace demonstration in New Yorks Central Park the other Smith there were grown men carrying signs which openly and plainly challenged the Presidents normalcy mentally and Concerned Over Anarchy The veteran UPI White House correspondent expressed dismay WNY Teamsters Noisily Reject Proposed Pact By United Press International Teamsters Union members in upstate New York have over whelmingly rejected a proposed three year national contract with the trucking Two upstate locals were re ported in favor of the but six others rejected In a noisy outburst prior to secret balloting Sunday at Buf f a 1 o Memorial members of the big Western New York Local 375 booed the then voted it down to The members took vocal issue with provisions to eliminate claims for pay lost during the recent trucking in dustry lockout and to trim the present 16year requirement for an annual four weeks vacation to 15 Local 375 was the second in the Buffalo area to turn down the The Local reportedly voted against it 210 to Stanley president of Local said any strike or ders would come only from Washington headquarters after results of the nationwide voting were the vote on the in favor and to reject Local 15684 Local 10947 Local and Local Locals 182 at Utica and 649 at Jamestown Olean balloted in favor of the The Utica vote was and the James town Olean vote was Nicholas president of the Albanybased de clined to comment on the out come of the at buttons which say Harvey where are you now that we need you and pamphlets and books which allege that President Johnson engineered the death of Pres ident This is not enlightened social or legitimate dissent or It is born of a highly permissive atmos phere in which at seems to be working against the very things for which freedom supposedly Donald UPIs general manager for flew from Tokyo to tell the publishers about the complex new field of China This is the coverage of situations in Communist China from Taipei and Hong Kong because of the Communist ban on reports from and he said there is no lack of information through other sour ces from behind the bamboo Sort Fiction The problem is evaluation what is fact and what is propaganda significant and he The Weather Sailor Killed MECHANICVILLE George Welch home on leave from the was killed Sunday in a spectacular automo bile accident in this Saratoga County Police said his car skidded about 200 feet before crashing into a power The impact split the vehicle and caused a power disruption in the area for a half Condition Temperatures during last 23 hours 3 40 11 37 7 33 4 40 Midnite 33 8 35 5 39 1 32 9 35 6 39 2 32 UO 35 7 37 3 32 11 35 8 37 4 33 Noon 35 9 37 5 33 1 35 10 37 6 33 Sun sets today at ri ses tomorrow at Precipitation in last 72 hours of an Tornado Toll NowListedAt53 DamageZooms United Press International CHICAGO UPI The tor nadoes which reduced northern Illinois communities to rubble had by today taken 53 Damage to homes and busines ses was estimated at more than At least nine persons were missing as officials and National Guardsmen waded through inchesdeep snow to search the Governmental agencies set into motion plans provide financial Gerhard police chief at suburban said three persons died raising the villages death toll to He said about nine persons were Belvidere Hit Hard Twentyone persons were killed at a county seat 55 miles northwest of Single fatalities were counted in Stone 14 miles north of Oak and in Chicago where a man was electrocuted by a fallen power Large flakes of wet snow began falling adding to the miseries of thousands of the homeless and the crews striving to bring order out of Worlds worst mine disaster was that at the Honkeiko Col liery in in which killed Central Stacks 33 Freight Cars At Westfield Both main lines and sidings of the New York Central railroad system are blocked today following the early morning derailment of a freight one mile west of the McKinley road crossing in the town of Thirtythree freight cars of a westbound train composed of more than 70 tore up ap proximately 500 yards of track at this Railroad officials said that 22 of the cars were The other 11 carried general None of the cars broke No Injuries There were no injuries in the wreck which stacked some freight cars three high at the point of A spokesman for the railroad said that or possibly of the four tracks might be opened later He said it will take several days to re move all the wreckage and re pair the twisted All the wreckage remained on the New York Central right of Nearby Norfolk and West ern Railroad tracks were not af Trains from the Central line were being rerouted over the Norfolk and Western tracks at Westfield and The westbound was bound for Chicago from Buffalo and points The wreck occurred about a third of the way behind the Some 30 cars behind the wreckage still remain on the Wrecking crews from Buffalo and Ashtabula were be ing dispatched this No grade crossings are affect ed by the By HENRY United Press International MOSCOW UPI Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed today when the straps of his spaceship para chute became entangled as it was landing from a space flight and the space capsule crashed to It was the first time the Russians had ever reported the loss of one of their spacemen and it marked the first fatal accident involving a space man during an actual a veteran of a threeman space bus flight in had taken off Sunday morning in Soyuz 1 the biggest spacecraft ever Something went wrong and he was forced to return to Plumets to Earth He had accomplished the scorching reentry successfully the most dangerous part of the But the parachute fouled and the big space craft plummeted to the The brief official description indicated that Komarovs death resulted from a freak It did not say where the fatal crash State Funeral A state funeral was being organized under the direction of Communist Party Politburo member Mikhail The official announcement said Komarov completely ful filled the set program of his flight and had been ordered to Indications of serious trouble had cropped up howev Wellinformed sources said the Soviets had planned to launch another Soyuz spaceship today to dock with Komarovs spaceship for historys first exchange of crews in VLADIMIR KOMAROV Three American astronauts were killed in January in a flash fire aboard their space craft while it was on a launching pad at Cape No American has been killed in actual Komarovs death was an nounced by Tass after nearly 12 hours of silence on his who had a heart overcame doctors doubts to gain the top place in the cosmonaut team and take Russias first manned satellite in 25 months into Laconic Flier He was a almost laconic flier who once under went a serious leading doctors to decide to drop him from the But he did not give up and five months after the operation Komarov caught up fully with his group and regained his position of a senior comrade whose advice was frequently sought by younger Tass He was married and had two Bitterest Fighting Lies Ahead Westmoreland Tells Publishers Protest Demonstrations Have Aided the Communists Sayg Senator Percy PuWic Should Discuss Any Move to Dispatch More Troops WASHINGTON UPI Charles Percy contends that any move to send to more troops to Vietnam be made a matter of public discussion right I dont think it ought to be left just to the executive branch to carry us to this next level of he The freshman Republican from Illinois said he had been unable to find out from the Pentagon whether William comman der in had asked for more he The number of was being used a week ago Now 1 hear If there is goinfl to be un escalation of or I think that matter ought to be mack1 a matter of public discussion right I think that Congress ought to have something to I dont think it ought to be left just to the executive branch to carry us to this next level of Percy discussed Vietnam in a television interview Face the who earlier in the weekend had characterized President Johnsons Vietnam peace efforts as urged that bombing of North Vietnam be limited to infiltration routes to the He said that the size and scale of the raids over the north tend to lend in the eyes of the North Vietna to Ho Chi Minhs charge that the Untied States is attempting to over the Loses 44 Cars In Wreck At Westfield Fortyfour cars of an east bound transcontinental Norfolk Western freight train were derailed at about noon today near the Gale street crossing in near the Welch Early reports said fire had broken out among several of the wrecked cars and firemen from Westfield and at least one other nearby community were at the The wreck occurred compar atively close to the scene of the New York Centrals freight wreck earlier today when 33 cars of that lines train were All Central traffic was being detoured around the wreck scene onto tracks at the time and when the derailment all traf fic on both lines was The it was re started its eastern trip at Kansas and was headed for Buffalo and New York Other details were not available at press United Press International NEW YORK UPI William pre dicting some of the bitterest fighting of the war in the months today charged that ceasefires and protest demonstrations aided the Com The military commander in in the United States for the first time in six told the nations newspaper publishers that the military situation in Vietnam is favora ble but that the end is not yet in he I see signs of enemy success in the world arena which he cannot match on the He does not understand that American democracy is founded on and he sees every protest as evidence of crum bling morale and diminishing Encouraged By Protests discouraged by repeat ed military defeats but encou raged by what he believes to be popular opposition to our effort in he is determined to continue his aggression from the will cost lives and those of our other brave Westmoreland addressed a luncheon at the opening day of the 18st annual meeting of the American Newspaper Publish ers Association at the Waldorf Astoria The fourstar general said in his prepared remarks that he was concerned about ceasefire In other a ceasefire was an acceptable condition but in this inevitably it will be a military advantage to the enemy and a detriment to our Benefit From Truce This is because of the clandestine character and covert methods of the he has used ceasefire periods to reinforce and resupply his and to strengthen and realign his political Westmore land He the enemys leader ship is good and his men are tough and tenacious I in the months some of the bitterest fighting of the In heirs to the land between the Merrimack and Kennebec rivers sold Maine to Massachusetts for about Inside This Edition DEATH NOTICES 2 2 LOCAL 4 FREDONIA 7 COMICS 8 TELEVISION 8 SOCIETY 10 CLASSIFIEDS 1213 SPORT 1415 The Tass announcement said Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov has perished when completing the test flight of the space ship It did not indicate there would be further Informed sources in Moscow had expected the flight to be the first part of a huge space spectacular involving at least two space ships and a number of An exchange of crews in orbit was spoken Komarovs fate was learned hours after Tass and Moscow television and radio fell silent on his space voyage after giving him a triumphal send The first hint of trouble came early this morning when a second space craft expected to rendezvous with Komarovs orbiting craft failed to take off from the central Asian launch ing grounds at Flurry Of Signals A radio monitoring station in Germany reported a flurry of radio Tass announced that Komarov had recently reported he was in good health and then the silence and the speculation Moscow in an official said Komarov was killed when the straps of his spaceships para chute became entangled as it was nearing the and it Komarov had made a success ful reentry through the earths atmosphere and the snip had passed the most dangerous the broadcast He was a hero of the Soviet Moscow television Deepest Condolences The Communist Party and the Council of Ministers Cabinet issued deepest condolences to the family of the As the announcement was being made a blackbordered portrait of the handsome Komarov was shown on the The Soviets had said in the past they considered their method of a parachute landing on land safer than the American style of sea 26 EL Freight Cars Derailed ATTICA were scheduled today to continue in vestigation of the 26car derail ment of a 126car ErieLacka wanna freight train in this Wy oming County The bound for Buffalo 15 miles derailed Sunday near the Route 98 Sheriffs deputies reported no in Authorities said 14 of the de railed cars were carrying prod ucts including iron chemi cal salt and paper Cars containing toilet pa per and tissues broke open and the salt and paper goods and other debris was strewn along the right of way for some 500 Several of the cars careened down a 20 foot embankment while others tumbled onto their side and blocked two main streets in according to A railroad spokesman said trains were rerouted to bypass the single track but he expected the line back in oper ation A damage estimate was not TROY UPI Philip of who would have graduated from luer Polytechnic Institute next was found dead In his the It PI deans office said Sunday i f ;