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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - May 28, 1966, Decatur, AlabamaToday s to Attar Cloudy a place a daily want and Day Athens 333-4412 232-1335 Allds p Hartmi its night 3s3-4719 the Decatur daily a my country May she Ever be right but right or wrong my country step Man Mcatur volume 55 number 93 established Pkt uary 24. 1912 Decatur. Alabama saturday morning May 28, 1966 member of the associated press new York times news service 14 pages today Clet tidied ib-12 Church s. 4 crossword 13 j movies 1 comics 13 j radio to 14 editorials 4 sports i. T a a a so daily 20c sunday Federal poll watchers told watch ballots cast if asked our cause in Viet is just Captain asserts by David Knight daily staff writer few men have Likely been happier this week Tihan army gait. Gerald Oliver of Decatur. The 26-year-old military officer has just returned Home from a 12month tour of duty in South Viet Nam. Capt. Olivar Lias rot Imad to Alabama with some thoughts of his own about tha War torn Southeast Asia hots eni a s fro to discharge them. A i done to think we be wasted a life or one Penny in the War a the officer says firmly a even though i lost my Best Friend capt. Oliver a College cd ask mate John Childers a native of Morgan county was killed in a mid air helicopter crash in May of last year Only a few Days after arriving in Viet Nam. The army officer says to fools if anti Viot Nam demonstrators in America Quot could Sot the conditions and the people i m sure to could got a lot More support from tha people in the a i think if a few of them demonstrators went Over there they would change their minds a he declares. Oliver spent most of his tour in and around the South Viet Nam capital of Saigon scene of frequent Viet Cong terrorist bombings which took the lives of scores of civilians and military personnel last year. A the living conditions Are quite miserable a he said of Saigon. A a there a no potable water very Little electricity and the bubonic plague is prevalent there Are about six rats per persons a he says. Oliver says the average Farmer Quot has his Little Rice Paddy a Small hut and wooden plow. If he a real Lucky he has one of Quot describes the officer. The Florence state College see our on Page 2 Welcome Home army capt Gerald Ohnor is embraced by his wife Betty upon his arrival at Pryor Field earlier this week. Sporting his fathers military hat is the couples son Phil diver returned Home from a 12-month tour of South vet Nam. Daily photo by Bob Bates report also denied de eater diary Cambodia poised Hanoi Force seen by Fred s. Hoffman a military affairs writer. Washington apr an army general fresh from Viet Nam said Friday there is evidence that Uip to six regiments of North vietnamese regulars Are massed in Cambodia for a possible drive into Quot South Viet but the defense depart the Wheeler Brown Hendrix chapter 11 of the disabled american veterans auxiliary wit sponsor an evening of entertain ment today at 8 . At the . Home on Church St. A a a officers of North Alabama shrine no. 7, order of the White shrine of Jerusalem will hold a practice meeting at 2 . Sunday at the masonic building. See diary in Page 2 Nam ment promptly disputed his statement. Maj. Gen. Stanley r. Larsen said there is a plenty of evidence of such a troop concentration a which could amount to As much As 10,000 a in a position where it could menace the mid Section of South Viet Nam. Of but five hours after Larsen s talk with newsmen the defense department issued a statement which said a while there have been unconfirmed reports for months of North vietnamese activity in Cambodia there exists no evidence Strong enough for the commander of the United states military assistance command Viet Nam to validate the pres see Cambodia on Page 2 a a a a a burned boy in collision on Way to City Hospital Hillsboro a dousing gasoline on a grass fire resulted in serious injury to a negro Young Ster near Here Friday afternoon. The youth escaped further injury later when the car Rushing him to a Hospital was in collision with another vehicle in Northeast Decatur. Listed in Quot fair Quot condition at Decatur general Hospital last night was Presley Scruggs 11 see burned on Page 2 peace feeler is extended by by to buddhists by George Mcarthur Saigon South Viet Nam apr Premier Nguyen Cao by extended a peace feeler Friday to the buddhists and conferred under u. S. Auspices with the chief of his military foes it. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi. Monks rejected the peace feeler. Secrecy veiled results of the Confer ence. Elsewhere in the Kaleidoscope of crisis that the military government Hopes now to end with out further recourse to arms a tear Gas and warning shots from vietnamese marines suppressed rioting by a howling mob of 2,000 or 3,000 antigovernment anti american demonstrators who marched in Torch lit procession from a rally at the Buddhist Institute in Saigon. A civil authority collapsed in Hue a stronghold of buddhism and rebellion 400 Miles North of Saigon. The mayor it. Col. Phan Van Khoa who is also governor of thua Thien prov Ince pulled out with 1,000 Loyal troops and set up Headquarters at Hung thy five Miles away. Forty five american and other foreign nationals also quit the City. Others took shelter at the guarded . Military assistance command compound. Far from unrest a operating far from the centers off unrest vietnamese troops reported killing 94 Viet Cong and capturing 50 in a series of brisk fights thursday in the Mekong River Delta. Government losses in one Case a defensive action against about 600 raiders were called heavy elsewhere. The War continued at relatively Ordinary Pace. Premier by and his chief military rival held their hush hush meeting at . Marine Headquarters at Chu . 340 Miles Northeast of Saigon and 52 Miles South of Danang where government forces crushed a Buddhist led uprising monday. A . Plane brought Thi in from Hue it was the military Juntas dismissal of Thi March 10 As commander of the 1st corps area the five Northern prov inces of South Viet Nam that set off the current uproar for Quick restoration of the civilian Rule which by had promised in late 1967. Before leaving Saigon to take personal charge of damping Down the remaining embers o revolt in the North. By had made a gesture of peace to the Buddhist Hierarchy. He ordered Down the triple see peace on Page 2 escapees returned to jail a Morgan county investigator Clarence Harris left unlocks Handcuffs on James Bakerjr. As James Nichols right looks on. The pair escaped from the county jail at Decatur Early Friday morn ing along with four other prisoners who remained at Large late last night. Talking with ballot must be kept secret judge rules by Stan Atkins associated Pross writer Mobile Ala. Apr a Federal judge ordered offi ii als of three Rural Alabama counties today to permit Federal observers to watch while illiterates Are ass amp Ted in voting provided the voter request it. The ruling by . Dist. Jud be Daniel h. Thomas followed one Day hearing yesterday of Justice dept suit against democratic executive committees probate judges and election inspectors of Marengo Greene and Sumter counties. Attorneys for the defendants argued that observation by the Federal agents would violate the requirements by Law that a Many a ballot must be kept secret. Assistant . Atty. Gen. John Doar contended that the purpose of the Federal observers a is Only to protect the integrity of the a the defendants Are to allow Federal observers to be present As an illiterate requests assistance in casting his ballot and during the marking of that ballot provided the illiterate voter requests the presence of said grads hear was set High goals students advised by Winford Turner state editor gov. George Wallace told graduates at the John c. Calhoun technical school Friday and at Athens High school last night to set their goals High and attempt to broaden their minds. The states chief executive while addressing the technical school graduates said funds for the construction of a $350,000 cafeteria to seat 1,500 students will be allocated following the upcoming special session of the state legislature. On the subject of higher education Wallace told the graduating classes that the youth of today will be the trustees of the Wallace called on the graduates to find a Field or career that they will like and pleaded with them to stay in their Region and not go to other parts of the county searching for jobs. The governor had High Praise see set on Page 2 nine face t Tombstone trials today Athens a nine former Athens College students Are scheduled to go on trial Here today before special judge Bruce Sherrill. The youths Are charged with defacing 20 to 30 tombstones May 6 in Athens Ceme Tery. G. Of actg trial Are Francis % Theisen 20, Elkhurst . Arthur Burke Westwood . George j. Tocci 18, new Jer see nine on Page 2 Harris is Morgan county sheriff Dick Fleming observer a Thomas decree said. Daily photo by Jim gamer a in As much As the defend ants in their pleading end indeed in open court stated that the courts finding would be carried out to the letter without the necessity of an injunction the court sees no need for on injunction to Issue. A however the court does retain jurisdiction for such further orders As it deems a we Are pleased with judge Thomas order a a Justice department official said adding however a i May present problems. This will probably increase the need for More Federal observers. This is a preliminary order and the appellate Section of the deportment will study the the spokesman declined comment on the question of a possible Appeal. Doar said in arguing the Case yesterday that the Federal observers were not permitted to observe the marking of ballots see ballot on Page 2 four sought in jail break bulletin a Highway patrol spokesman said late last night that the Morgan county sheriffs department had apprehended two More persons who escaped Early Friday from the Morgan county jail. The two were tentatively identified As Charles Hefner and William Jack Dempsey. Two others were captured in Nashville Tenn. Friday morning and two Are still at Large. No other details were available. Local and area lawmen continued an intensive search last see four on Page 2 quiet burial asked by Mother of Viet victim by Piet Bennett associated press writer Wetumpka Ala., May 27 apr the Mother of a negro Soldier whose death in combat in Viet Nam touched off v dispute Over burial facilities appealed today for a quiet funeral for her son. Quot i m not seeking publicity Quot mrs. Johnny l. Williams told the associated press. Quot i would just do anything i can to help Ether people net suffer the humiliation i have an army spokesman announced earlier in the Day that 19-year-old Jimmy l. Williams a Green Beret trooper killed by fragments from a Viet Cong grenade will be buried monday in a National cemetery at Anderson Villega. His Mother who has been Active in civil rights work in Wetumpka turned Down the Only grave Sites available Here. The City had offered a plot in a Section of the municipal cemetery set aside for emergency Burily is. A mrs. Williams rejected it because she said a i do not want my son buried in an out of the Way place for unknown people he was not an unknown. He died for you and Many other people a the army spokesman said tha Williams family was turned Dawn by the owners of a privately of Tod Wetumpka cemetery because of e White Only see quiet on Page 2 coming sunday among religious leaders in North Alabama few loom As tall As Josephus Shackleford a Soldier preacher teacher editor historians in sundays Decatur daily John Knox sketches the career of this versatile and gifted Man. Vil i retain Large Force in Germany Rusk vows up substantial sentiment has developed in Congress for a reduction in the 225,000-Man . Force in Western Europe under nato. Six . Army divisions Are in West Germany. By Lewis Gulick Washington a Secretary of state Dean Rusk said Friday the United states plans to keep its Large military forces in Germany and voiced Hope for a solid Progress soon in revamping nato after France s pullout. Americans european allies Lave Heen old a Zwir forces will remain there As Long As they a re needed and wanted a Rusk reported at a news conference. Rusk sought again to minimize the practical effects of the civil turmoil in South Viet Nam saying it has had no major Impact on the Campaign against the red guerrillas. With . Commitments growing in Viet Nam and continuing elsewhere and with nato disarray from French withdrawal from its integrated military set see will on Page 2 a. B. Leve reel Foltete a investment a new phene��?333-2971, dayer night. Jaa governor and Brewer give diplomas a gov. George Wallace right and rep. Albert Brewer award diplomas during graduation ceremony at the John c. Calhoun the Mical school Friday morning. Wallace spoke at Athens last night. Daily photo by George Evans Sekkis storage. 4014. Worldwide moving Coll Daniel of on 353 a when is your Mother going to Lay off of those vitamins she Odd gets in the daily want ads a

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