Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 11, 1966, Big Spring, Texas
U. S. Troops Mop Up On Rear-Guard Cong
Operation Ripping Mustang brought the 1st Cavalrymen within IOO feet of the Cambodian border, and some of the 1st Cavalry's helicopters swooped down on the river to sink a Communist sampan. Heretofore, the American troops were
under orders to keep at least \lertel of Eugene, Ore., the bat
Charlie Che Viet Cong) Ls!Tan, the spokesman said watching us from over there.” j Other Vietnamese troops were
At some spots the river is 50 cfhntinuing the hunt for 400 guer feet wide. ollas who inflicted moderate
. losses on government columns
The helicopters fired rockets early Monday east of Xuan Loc and machine guns at a sampan 10 miles east of Saigon The amouflaged with vegetation in troops were protecting farmer, the river, and LL Col. Kennett^preparing for the rice harvest.
Vietr .Nain Communist regiment on the San Riv\ tx rn tn<i ne* es of (llsaP edge of the Iron Triangle, an old Cambodia
today in two big Vhet fVin^hidc* Communisl u'rntorv1 rince^Hm ^u' A big C(K,kin« konle stl11'f med inXm hick*fore^^ ^ I °n,y Ught contact with outs northwest of Saigon and in days of the French Indochina simmered. A Viet Cong briga « J __ ’ .. i0T,?ni? was reported today
('omho*ti!in frnnlt?^S ?far ,bo war But only rear guard ele dier general left behind a small rjvcr
bulk of' guerrillasr onn^mnrr m°n,S PWt UPr 3 flghf WS lh€isatcheI with a sin8le star pinned --1-'
•'•in i gut rruias once more main enemy force vanished «• - - * - * *«-• ■
had escaped into the jungles. j Paratroopers of the 173rd Air
ror u. S officers the ow '■
I three miles from the border to talion commander said second-1 vtnnd'IT nlK‘n/’? ^r° -or. the border with avoid charges from Cambodia ary explosions erupted as the jwo miis soitS^t^f thVho^ a 4fl miles west of Plei-of territory violation In most I boat sank Lh, T
officers the operation by more than 8,000 Ameri-
borne Brigade took on one guer -_nc — — * * , *, . rilla band in a brisk fight Mon J
fr rn 'Australians 3a milesiday and killed 29 Communists.! , 10 ('aPl!al was particular- (J s spokesmen reported. A n -1
rn, 3, f!2ylfl? , Although they other lr, bodies were found after'
raised the Viet Cong death toil an air attack
J* , *m(f captured 38 in the four Soldiers of the 1st Infantry!
h 'iV ?^ralmnL( rimp. they Division killed six more guerrilla hoped for far better results las in a 20-minute gun battle from the biggest American of fensive of the war.
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Their goal was to snare
Pipeline Fire Fatal To Two
I.AROSE, La. (AP) spewed from a major gas pipeline with a thunderous roar Monday, killing two workmen and burning five others critically
Three more escaped with minor injuries.
Flames leaped more than 250
when the Reds tried to protect a a large tunnel containing 15 bales of cotton and six tons of a I rice.
While U. S. troops explored a I maze of tunnels underneath more than IOO houses in the! area, soldiers of the Royal Australian Regiment reported killing three Viet Cong in small actions in the afternoon and finding five more bodies.
A ll. S. spokesman reported “only light, sporadic contact in the whole battle area” by tonight.
Equally frustrating was an eight-dav search for guerrillas by the U. S 1st cavalry, Airmobile, Division in the central highlands on the Cambodian frontier, not far from the la'
feet skyward from a pit at a Drang Valley where the Flying newly built transmission line Horsemen battled it out with during a four-hour outburst, it North Vietnamese regulars last could be seen for 20 miles. November.
C. R. Lipscomb of Center-! This time the Communists Ville. Miss., and Dennis Dollar hurriedly pulled out, abandon-! of DeQuincy, La., died in the mg four rest camps capable of fire accommodating 3.000 guerrillas.1
Hospitalized with burns over The cavalrymen destroyed the more than 70 per cent of their camps.
bodies were Fred Bates and II. I The operation netted eight I) Van Winkle of DeQuincy, Communists captured. Some of George Allen of Centerville, the captives were identified as Richard Merman of Baytown, members of the 32nd and 66th Tex . and Bobby W. Moulton of * North Vietnamese regular regi-Beaumont, Tex. ments. There also were reports
The flash fire occurred beside that an antiaircraft battalion a 36-inch pipeline operated by with 18 Chinese machine guns T e x a s Eastern Transmission had been in the area.
Corp of Houston. A company of-j As the Americans crashed ficial called it a ‘‘premature ig-|into one campsite, they saw a ninon occurring during a rou- squad of armed men in a patch tine pipeline cleaning” opera- quilt of khaki and black uni-tion by a 10-man crew. forms flee across the Tongle
Chamber Supports Stand Of MoPac
Missouri - Pacific Railway City to Tucumcari and to Fort system has the support of the Worth as well as the Memphis, Big Spring Chamber of Com-1Tenn. - Alexandria loop merce in opposing the proposed The effect of all this. T&P merger of the Union Pacific and (and MoPac) contend, is to per-Rock Island lines. nut UP to divert traffic now
MoPac contends that it would routed via MoPac to its own suffer sharp revenue losses and new lines across country. Mo-that rail competition would be Pac would be practically fro-drastically curtailed if the pro- zen out of the picture to the posal is allowed to stand by]point of having to curtail serv-the Interstate Commerce Coni- ice. said Neal, mission John Currie, incoming presi-
Ed Neal, representative of dent of the chamber, announced Texas & Pacific Railway Com- appointment of Don Womack, pany, predicted that substantial \ .Swartz, Marvin Miller. Jack volumes of transcontinental traf- Little and Col Chester J Butch-fic moving via T&P through or as directors for one year. here would be affected. This!The board also approved his could, he said, result in consid- plan to name vice - chairmen of
\ha Be fuel storage dump on the the outskirts of Saigon The gov-.... . emment forces beat off the at-
<* sergeant stood on the A South Vietnamese battalion tackers without casualties, a
bank in a clearing, he killed 36 Viet Cong and seized Vietnamese military spokesman
d to caves on the Cambo- eight weapons in a push 65 said.
side and said: ‘TTI bet miles south of Saigon near Than] The moratorium on bombing
North Viet Nam went info the 19th day, but Ii S. planes gave no breather to Communist targets in the South. Air Force and Navy lets flew 281 sorties against Viet Cong targets Monday.
Hanoi radio charged that two U S. helicopters attacked and sank a South Vietnamese ferry boat last Saturday, killing more than 200 persons Vietname>e sources in Saigon said this may have been an exaggerated account of an attack by a U.S. helicopter on a civilian motor boat in the Saigon River 60 miles northwest of Saigon last Friday
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committees and to permit com minces to name executive committees within the larger pan-
erable reduction of employment as well as in revenue loss.
Union Pacific, which stretches from Kansas City, Mo., west- els
ward with forks from Granger,! About 350 tickets to the an-M yo., to Seattle and Los An- nual chamber banquet Satur-gles, wants to acquire the Rock day night have been sold, Farmland system R I. fans ten-!roll Davidson, manager, report-tacles southwestward fronted He estimated an attendance Kansas City to Tucumcari, of above 501) at the affair in \ M and Houston, as well as! Goliad Junior High Gymnasium from Alexandria. La. north to Charles A. Kothe. Tulsa. Okla., l ittle Rock. \rk and Mom- attorney, will bo the speaker, phis, Tenn and from Chicago to Larry Crow, city manager. Colorado Springs. Colo. UP has said the city commission had proposed to sell Southern Pacif- under advisement a proposal to ic the IC I lines from Kansas discontinue parking meters.
Draft Laws 'Not To Be Barrier To Free Speech'
WASHINGTON (AP) — A! Vinson added that “I am sat-Justice Department official said isfied, as a matter of both law in a letter made public today .and policy, that sanctions of the that the draft laws cannot be Universal Military Training and used to muffle any ‘‘constitu-j Service Net cannot be used to tionally protected” expression'stifle constitutionally protected of views — such as student pro- expressions of view's.”
tests against U.S. actions in Viet Nam,
The letter, from Asst. Atty Gen Fred M. Vinson Jr., was made public by Sen Philip A. Hart P-Mich., who had protested Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey’s action to
The sit-in students were convicted of trespass under an Ann Arbor, Mich., ordinance But Hart said in his statement, "No court ever ruled that the Selective Service Act was violated —only Gen. Hershey. And he cites as his authority an exee-
redassifv as 1A a number ofiutive order that the Justice De
University of Michigan youths involved in a draft board sit-in Hershey had told Hart in a letter that he was authorized by a presidential executive order to reclassify men ‘‘found to be delinquent* under the Selective Service Act ”
partment says is non-existent ( ITES MOLA HONS
I,ast month, without referring directly to the Michigan inch dent, Hershey had said:
"We must always distinguish between young men who engage in a legal demonstration of political views, and those who ex-
Hart had asked the Justice press those views by wilfully Department to comment on violating the Selective Service that. law . . .
Vinton said in Ins letter that; ‘‘To my knowledge, reg-* we know of no executive order istrants have not been declared or of ain pronouncement by this delinquent, with the resulting department indicating either accelerated processing, because concurrence or disagreement of participation in legal demon-xv ith the views expressed in strations of political views, nor
General Hershey’s letter or in the action taken by the (Selective Service) System.”
has any such action been pro posed by Selective Service officials.”
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