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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1965, Charleston, West Virginia City Sce be Otto Csc jog traffic Jon caused sunday shoppers waiting to drive info lol of Midtown discount store. The Charleston Gazette the state newspaper Charleston Virginia monday morning december 30 r Valley edition 1 state forecast cd War Snow upper and lower 40s. Page i. Surge of fighting opens Christmas week in Viet Nam by Thomas a. Reedy Saigon a new surge of ground action ushered in Christmas week for . Fighting men in Viet Nam sunday. On three fronts marines and . Army forces clashed with sizeable numbers of communist troops and reported killing nearly 200 of them. Just 30 Miles East of Saigon army troops pursuing several battalions of Viet Cong occupied the Camp of an enemy com Pany after pounding the area with rounds of artillery. Marines renewed Contact with communist troops in opera Tion Harvest Moon in death Valley South of Danang. Flying horsemen of the . 1st cavalry division airmobile went into action against a Viet Cong battalion 265 Miles Northeast of Saigon. . Officials reported american casualties As Light. Once More bad weather curtailed . Air raids on North Viet Nam . Officials reported. . Air Force planes flew Only visual missions there they said. Action in the Field contrasted with relative quiet in Saigon where . Officials feared Viet Cong agents planned terrorist attacks against . Installations to celebrate today s fifth anniversary of the founding of the Viet Cong movement. The Only terrorist action was against a government police station outside Saigon. A Viet Cong cyclist hurled a grenade at the unit wounding six policemen. The cyclist was promptly Cut Down by police gunfire. A dusk to Dawn curfew for . Military personnel went into Force for the first tune in Saigon As a safeguard against petted terrorism. Bars and cafes usually brimming with u. S. Servicemen emptied oat and military policemen found Only a few stragglers who were bundled Back to their Bolets. A Viet Cong Call for Saig onese to observe 15 minutes of silence during the 1 . Siesta period sunday to protest War was ignored. Traffic and pedestrians flowed through the streets and business buzzed. Said a . Official it was a Flop a please turn to Page 6, col 1 gis end Santiago shooting 6 dominicans die in fight by Robert Berrellez Santo Domingo dominican Republic a Force of 150 u. S. Paratroopers raced to Santiago sunday and ended a violent tanks ver sus machine guns Battle Between dominican army regulars and former Reb Els barricaded in a hotel. The fighting left at least six dominicans dead four of them army regulars. The u. S. Troops part of the inter american peace Force sped to Santiago 120 Miles North of Santo Domingo at the request of provisional presi Dent Hector Garcia Godoy. Interior minister Manuel Joaquin Castillo said the Battle ended in Early afternoon when the u. S. Paratroopers sealed off the hotel Datum where the rebels were fighting off army tanks with two machine guns. There were 18 americans trapped in the hotel but . Consul Leslie a Scott reported All were Safe. Among those killed in the fighting was col. Juan Lora Fernandez former chief of staff of the rebel army. The armed forces said one other rebel was killed and four regular army soldiers died in the Battle. Rebel chieftain col. Francisco Caamano Deno in Santiago to attend a memorial service for a Comrade and allegedly the target of an As Sassin was evacuated from the hotel by a . Army please turn to Page 26, col. 3 55 pct. Of vote de Gaulle easy election Victor another rendezvous this one on the ground at Cape Kennedy brings together four astronauts who met last week in space. From left space venture relived Are Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford of gemini 6 another astronaut Donald Slayton and Frank Borman and James Lovell of gemini 7. A wire photo by David Mason Paris p Gen. Charles de Gaulle won a new seven year term As France s president sunday re storing some of his political prestige mat red when he was forced into a Runoff election. The austere French Leader was an easy Victor Over fran Cois Mitterrand who conceded defeat Only 1 hour and 20 min utes after the polls closed. De Gaulle s total held steady at about 55 per cent of the valid ballots. Mitterrand in conceding said at the Start of my Candi Dacy i realized the difficulty of the undertaking but the re sult obtained today confirms my conviction that the hour is coming when republicans will de Gaulle made no state ment from his country Home at Colombey Les Deus Eulises in Eastern France. He watched Wilson commenting in Canada during a Stopover in route Home after talks with president John son said he looked Forward to a period of close cooperation with de Gaulle. He added Brit Ian still Hopes to make a viable Success of nato and Hopes de Gaulle will be As anxious As we Are to do it was the first time since 1948 that France elected a pres ident by popular vote. De Gaulle himself pushed through that constitutional re form in 1962. Astronauts rendezvous at Cape a wire Gen. Charles de Gaulle recovers some prestige Cape Kennedy Fla. Slapping one another and bubbling with Mutual congratulations America s Ren Dez housing gemini astronauts playfully reunited Here Sun Day then spent 45 minutes re living their historic adventure. Gemini 6 astronauts Walter m. Schirra or. And Thomas p. Stafford were not on hand to Greet their gemini 7 counter parts Frank Borman and James a. Lovell jr., when the worlds most travelled space men landed at skid Cape Kennedy a runway. Instead Schirra was Lurk ing in a doorway at astronaut Civ Headquarters on neigh Erhard arrives to seek a role Washington up West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard reached Washington sunday to meet president Johnson in two Days of talks focused on Germany s desire for a greater role in the West Ern world s nuclear defences. Cheer fund half enough the salvation army s Christ Mas cheer program enters its final phase this week with collected of a needed we have slightly More than half of the funds need maj. Donald Vendeville City commander of the Salva Tion army said. With Christ Mas Comahig saturday that Means raising a Day if we re to realize our goal of making certain that the needy Aren t forgotten on Christ maj. Vendeville said that the salvation army through the Christmas cheer program Hopes to Issue Christmas food orders to to fam Ilies and distribute toys please Tom to Page 26, col. 4 Erhard was welcomed at an Drews air Force base in near by Maryland by vice presi Dent Hubert k. Humphrey and Secretary of state Dean Rusk. Humphrey said we rejoice in the Friendly relations which exist Between our two coun tries. I am confident our meet ing will be Erhard said we will do our Best to strengthen our co operation and to find fair solutions for our the Chancellor will begin his conferences with Johnson today. Boring Merritt Island. As Borman and Lovell walked Down the Hall Schirra bounded out and began wildly swinging his arms As if the gemini 7 astronauts needed Landing instructions. There was a lot of hand shaking and Mutual Conga said astronaut Don Ald k. Slayton director of the gemini 7 Crew. One of the first things the four astronauts did was to Call off their Well publicized bet Over which Crew would land closest to the prime re covery ship the aircraft car Rier Wasp. Slayton said Schirra insisted that an accelerometer an instrument used in Landing was off slightly and was to blame for Schirra bringing gemini 6 Down slightly farther away from his target than Borman. Poor weather disrupted what was supposed to be a colourful ceremony for the astronauts at plane Side but their Welcome was abbreviated by an on again off again rain. Florida gov. Haydon Burns who planned to be on hand to give the astronauts an official Seal of state could not Fly to the Cape because of the weather officials said. The astronauts along with 11 Nasa officials and medical experts arrived at . Each co piloting separate eight passenger Navy aircraft which flew the party directly from the Wasp. It was the first time air today hidden years he dwelt As the least of men in a dim Corner of the unmentioned and unnoticed after a Humble birth in Bethlehem. What happened to Jesus in the Early years of his life associated press writer George w. Cornell looks into the hidden years of Christ in the first of a series of articles. Page 25 amusements 10 comic Page 24 crossword Puzzle 24 editorials columns Gazette want ads 26-29 Goren on Bridge obituary funerals. 15 sports pages.12-14 television 10 the gazetteer. 11 women s activities 20-23 your health 10 second class postage paid at Charleston w. I land since dec. 4, the Day they roared skyward from gemini launch Complex 19. De Gaulle ran mostly on record claiming that France the returns with his family on was on foe ver8e

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