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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes Page 23 court kills greeting pfc. Jean Fornoni of puerto Rico item. 1st air Cav div trooper shakes hands Marine Lance Cpl James heh Buyck of mount Claremont mich., Over the barbed wire at Khe Sanh South Vietnam where army troops made a link up with marines. A replacements in Khe Sanh marines Hunting enemy Saigon a crack cavalrymen began replacing marines monday at the once besieged Khe Sanh combat base. As units of the 1st air Cav div came in by foot and Heli copter some of the 6,000 Marine defenders pushed out to sweep the Khe Sanh Valley. They were looking for North vietnamese gunners that had pounded them relentlessly with artillery rockets and mortars while the base was under siege for 77 Days until the weekend. There were signs that the enemy was still in the area even though about half of the 14,000 envoy praises dual base idea continued from Page 1 i the division Back Over Here in couple of weeks and the whole division before the balloon he explained however that the plan is worked out on the Assumption that political event sin Europe would provide Home strategic warning.1 equipment and Armor of the24th Day Are being maintained in pre positioned areas in a way"1 did t believe possible Cleveland said. In the event fan emergency the tanks and vehicles could be ready As soon Stroops were returned Over Here he reference to Tho periodic demands of congressional leaders to Cut troops in Europe. Cleve land said "1 have the impression there Are not Many voices but the same voices frequently heard Cleveland said his fellow Nat envoys have grown used to american politics and Are inclined to watch what we do and not what we explained he was originally involved in the re forger plan for the 24th div. We re still experimenting be Suid. Every Day new policies and precedents Are being made in the 24th s move the plan for rotating the Divi Sion s three brigades is setting a pattern Cleveland said by Means of which american troops of the european command can be based at . Posts such As it. Riley kan., an still support nato. Monday morning Clevelan observed loading of 24th person Al at Munich Rem Airport accompanied by Wetherill the envoy then watched soldiers o1st in 13th arty at aug b Sheridan Cavern prepare the weapons and heavy equipment that they Are leaving behind in Germany. Monday afternoon Clevelan flew to Gerzewski Cavern at Karlsruhe to observe the 2nd ,70th Armor store their pre Posi toned equipment. He returned Stuttgart in late afternoon to meet with the press before Fly no to Bonn to Confer with . Ambassador George c. Mcghee. Cleveland then was to return to Brussels to prepare for the april 18-19 meeting at the Lague of the nato nuclear planning group which will be attended for the first time by the new . Secretary of de sense Clark m. Clifford. Cleveland stressed at his press conference that the redeployment of the 24th inf divinity does not reduce America s first line commitment As to the Gold flow savings the ambassador said there definitely would be such savings through return of dependents and reduction of facilities. Cleveland also emphasized tha considering the . Position 11 the far East it would not be particularly useful to neglect to maintain the Quality of the commitment to nato. North vietnamese troops once estimated around Khe Sanh reportedly melted away into the mountains of Laos to the West or were killed by massive Amer can air and artillery strikes. Five hours before the guar was changed at Khe Sanh North vietnamese troops attacked under the cover of darkness a Bat Alion command Post of South vietnamese paratroopers a mile and a half from the laotian order. The paratroopers were bivouacked 2.5 Miles West of Khe Sanh Village which the North vietnamese seized in january and turned into a command Village is two Miles South of the South vietnamese Para troopers took the attackers underwire and directed artillery on the enemy troops on the perimeter of their own defensive positions. Within 20 minutes the North vietnamese broke Contact Leav ing 71 of their dead behind military spokesman said. The paratroopers reported also Cap Turing 40 individual weapons and 15 Crew served weapons such a mortars. Government losses were put at11 dead and 28 wounded. The paratroopers Are part of three battalion task Force that joined 20,000 other Allied troop sunday in the second week of a push across the Northern mountains and valleys to relieve the pressure on Khe sweep was Likely to carry some of the Allied troops All the Way to the laotian Border. Resistance during the Sperati Pihas been generally Light and across South Viet num. Little significant grou fighting was reported. Washington up the supreme court monday threw out the death penalty provision of the Lindbergh Kidnap Law on grounds it unconstitutionally limits a defendant s right to be tried by a 6-2 decision left standing the remainder of the 35-year-oldfederal Law. The death penalty was eliminated because the la provides that it can be imposed Only by a jury and not if therase is heard simply by a essence the court held that this confronted a defendant wit the jeopardy of being condemned to death unless he waived jury trial. Similar provision similar death penalty provi Sions Are contained in the atomic espionage Law the Federal Bank robbery statute and the District of Columbia rape Law. In addition several states have Little Lindbergh Laws which follow the same jury procedure. The Justice department argued against disturbing the Law. Nevada new Hampshire Wyoming new Jersey and Mississippi have similar provi ions the department pointed Justice department told he court there have been 10cidnap cases under the Lind Bergh Law where the death penalty had been imposed. In at least five of the cases where the defendant pleaded guilty and the jury recommended death the judge accepted the recommendation. Son was kidnapped and murdered35 years ago the death penalty May be imposed if the victim is harmed and a jury recommends it. The government urging the court not to disturb the Law had argued that judges who make a guilty finding May Call in a jury to decide the question of penalty. It also said a judge is not bound to follow the recommendation of a jury in imposing sentence. Enacted in 1932the Basic Law was enacted june 22, 1932. The death penalty provision was added in 1934.the court s majority opinion agreed with a lower court that the act imposes an impermissible Burden upon the exercise of a constitutional but we think the provision i severable from the remainder of the statute the opinion is no reason to invalidate the Law in its entirety simply because its capital punishment clause violates the test Case arose in Newhaven conn., where kidnapping indictments were brought against Charles Batman Jackson Glenn w. A. Delamotte and John a. Walsh jr., charged with abducting John Iii. The Lindbergh Law was invoked against them because the victim was taken across state lines from Milford conn., to Alpine the statute named for the famous aviator whose infant rioting cons Stab guard 14 times Hagerstown my. Up a Maryland state prison guard was stabbed 14 times in tieback by inmates at the state correctional institution her sunday night. He was reported in critical condition. Two other guards and on inmate were also hospitalized in the disturbance involving 300prisoners. Two other guards and two inmates required Hospital treatment. State police officials said guard Frank Baker was rushed to Washington county Hospital for treatment of his Stab wounds. Guard Gerald grim suffered a crushed Elbow and guard Ralph Kershner received fractured Elbow and multiple inmate James Mussick also suffered numerous officials said they did not know immediately How the disturbance at the prison started. State police assisted by sheriff s deputies reported the situation now was under control. Fifty state troopers were rushed to the prison when the superintendent reported a riot was out of control. Reward offered for lost Billfold Garmisch Germany is authorities Here Are searching for a woman s Billfold containing important papers and lost by mrs. Suzanne b. Hulick at the recreation Center s Eidsee hotel Between 8 and 9 . Saturday. The Billfold is beige and about eight inches Long. A Reward will be paid to the finder who should turn it in to the commanding officer armed forces recreation area at Apo 09053. Christians Mark Palm sunday in land by Eric Gottgetreu Jerusalem a some 5,000 chanting christians carry ing Palm fronds began Aster celebrations in the holy City witha Palm sunday procession the largest Christian pilgrimage seen hero for More than 20 years. Tho pilgrims singing Hosan nah the son of David and psalms in a dozen languages inthe Clear Mountain air Fol Lowed the path Christ took for his triumphal entry into Jerusa Lem before his crucifixion. They cume from Many coun tries for the first easter in a politically undivided Jerusalem for a generation. In Jordan Many christians celebrated Palm sunday in mourn ing because the holy places Arenow in israeli Handis. The procession began under Cobalt Blue sky from beit phase on the mount of olives near the 2,000-year-old Olive Grove around the Garden of Gethsem was Here where Jesus is believed to have sent for the Don key on which to Rode into old Jerusalem. A franciscan Chapel now stands there near where Christ is said to have wept when he saw the City. The procession made up of 30groups, was led by Bishop Jacob b e 1 i t r i t i a coadjutor of the Church of the holy sepulchre Here and syr. I no Capello head custodian of Terra Sancta holy land. The procession entered t h Eold City through St. Stephen s Gate and ended at St. Anne monastery on the via Dolorosa. Overhead an israeli helicopter circled on the Lookout for Possi ble trouble As Bells pealed out from churches on the mount of s olives

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