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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 7, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 2 the stars and stripes Crucible Lowers some prices a in toy Pittsburgh steel won t Pittsburgh up Refus ing to Bow under administration pressure Pittsburgh steel president Johnson tuesday it would not rescind wide ranging Price increases it announced last the same time Crucible steel corp., with an Eye towards defense department Boycott and Competition from abroad shied away from a Blanket Price increase and announced it was raising a n d lowering prices on certain week Crucible announced higher rates on most stainless steel products at it Syracuse n. Y., division. Pittsburgh steel the nation sloth largest steelmaker in terms of employment said non of its Price increases involved steel used in defense reply to a Telegram from Johnson urging Price restraint Pittsburgh steel president Alli son r. Maxwell or. Wired the president that the firm gave the most careful consideration to its decision to raise Price increases announce last thursday. Covered less than 60 per cent of the sales volume of Pittsburgh steel the year 1967 and represented an average increase of 4.8 percent on the products affected and was equal to Only 2.87 per cent if the company s 1967 sales volume Maxwell said the Price boost demonstrates that the mos serious and thoughtful evaluation requested by you has Bee Given by Pittsburgh steel the Pittsburgh and Crucible announcements followed the action of two giants Republic steel and Aramco steel which broke ranks late monday with eight other major produce Sand rolled Back scheduled increases on steel for certain military uses. Bethlehem no. 2 producer inthe Industry behind . Steel corp., said its across the Board Price hike announced last week would stand but it will be competitive on steel used for Shell activity followed nearly a week of haggling Between the Industry and the Johnson administration Over the Price of steel. . Education office accused of irregularity Washington a House investigators claim an associate Federal education commissioner approved proposed subcontracts of nearly $2.6 million for a computerized classroom to his for Mer firm in which he still Headstock. The investigators in a report released sunday accused the . Office of education of no protecting the Public interest in what they called the possible conflict of interest Case and not reporting it to the Justice department. But Harold Howe a commissioner of education said his Agency went to great lengths to avoid any conflict of interest. The investigators accusation were in a report released by the House government operation committee on handling of a re quest from joint school District no. 8, Shawano wis., in August 1966 for a $2.9-million Federal Grant for development of the computerized develop project Westinghouse electric corp.,the report said was to write course material train teacher Sand develop and maintain the 15-student classroom under sub contracts of nearly $2.6 million. Or. R. Louis Bright associate commissioner in charge of the Bureau of research approve the proposal the investigators said although the Grant propos Al was severely criticized. The report said Brig Thad helped prepare the proposal As a Westinghouse employee a downed Stock valued at $75,000 in the company when it was before his office of education Bureau. Grant disapprove the committee said the Agency disapproved the Grant after the committee alerted by news paper reports investigated the matter. Or. Bright s role while beheld any substantial interest in Westinghouse consisted simply of agreeing to Transfer any Deci Sion about the proposal to the Bureau of elementary and secondary education for which beheld no administrative responsibility said Howe. Life Calls rep. Gallagher toot of Cosa Nostra lord new York a us Gallagher d-n.j., was described in a life Maga Zine article monday As a Man who time and again has Servidas the tool and Collaborator of a Cosa Nostra gang , from his washing ton office denied the allegations in the article and said he has sought a formal investigation of the charges. Life said in its aug. 9 Issue that Gallagher s association with the purported underworld figure Joe Zicarelli has involved such diverse interests As fixes with local new Jersey police Caribbean politics the pro motion of a contraband cancer cure and a gangster s weird tale about the disposal of a loan shark the Corpse was said to be that of Bernard Barney o Brien a Small time loan shark and sex Bookie whose legitimate Busi Ness was an ice Cream stand i Gallagher s Bayonne District. O Brien disappeared oct. 13,1962. The Story of the disposal of the body life said was made to authorities by Harold Kayo Konigsberg a Bayonne gang Ster already serving one Feder Al prison term and facing up to 40 additional years on an extor Tion conviction. There was the body the life article continued on a night in october 1962,Konigsberg was summoned by Gallagher himself to the con Gressman s Home at 102 w. Fifth St., Bayonne. Then Gallagher led Konigsberg to the basement. There was the Bod of Barney o Brien. Kayo. Said there were no Marks on the body and that he thought o Brien May have died of natural causes. Kayo said Gallagher asked him to get rid of the body. He said he replied that he would t touch it without approval from the mob. According to Kayo Galla Gher then made several Tele phone Calls. Within a few min utes a Call came Back for Konigsberg. It was Zicarelli said Kayo who told him to do what he could for Gallagher. At that Point Kayo said he carried the body of o Brien from Galla Gher s basement dumped it into the trunk of his said Konigsberg then told of burying the body at a mafia burial ground on a Chicken farm near Lakewood Washington Gallagher said in a statement i categorically deny life s accusations and further stat that neither Bernard o Brien nor Harold Konigsberg were 101st air Cav Battles . Near Saigon Saigon a helicopter borne american air cavalrymen invaded a Viet Cong hideout i mangrove swamps on the out skirts of Saigon triggering fight with perhaps As Many As 300 enemy soldiers late spokesmen said about 1,000 troopers from the 101st air cavalry division cordoned off the area along the Oriental river23 Miles West of Saigon while dive bombers helicopter gun ships and artillery pounded the enemy positions until Early tues Day morning. The Viet Cong had their Backstop the River. At first Light tuesday the americans began a sweep of the Battlefield and reported initially that eight enemy bodies had been found. Military officers said however the count was expected to rise.. Casualties were put at two dead and 10 wounded All suffered in the initial american assault when helicopters land ing the air cavalrymen came under heavy .50-caliber machine gun fire. One observation Heli copter was shot Down but the Pilot escaped. The american troops swept into the area on the basis of intelligence reports that said communist battalion was hiding out there possibly As part of Force which eventually might attack Saigon. A battalion run from 300 to 400 troops. Five companies of air cavalry men were lifted into the area. The fighting broke off about3 50 . Tuesday. Bomb rocks . Red newspaper new York a the front door of a storage room of the daily world the communist paper previously called the worker was split tuesday by a Low Power explosive police re ported. This was the 15th bomb ing in the metropolitan area since april 22.detectives and the bomb squad said one or two explosives possibly Cherry bombs were tossed against the door at the paper s Manhattan offices at 3 40 . Police said there was Little damage. The explosives used were markedly different from the High Power devices that have been linked tentatively to anti Castro terrorist groups in the previous bombings police said. Of the 14 previous bombings,11 were directed against foreign diplomatic or tourist offices of nations that Trade with Cuba. Two were in taverns frequented by cubans. The most recent last saturday was at the Bank of Tokyo in the Waldorf Astoria Ever in my Home and i have lived in the same House since 1946 when i returned from the army. Because of the seriousness of this matter and because i am a Public official i believe the pub Lic is entitled to a Complete air ing of the charge rather than merely publicly denying the first went to atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark and asked for Complete investigation. However Clark informed me this Wasa matter for local jurisdiction and that moreover there had been no evidence of the commis Sion of a then asked the prosecutor of Hudson county n.j., to con Vene a grand jury and Call All parties concerned including the editors who made the charge in front of two witnesses. And have volunteered to answer any and All questions pertaining tothe matter in the Hope that they can arrive at the should be prepared to support its charges and i a prepared to meet them. There is much that can be said but since have requested of the Hudson county prosecutor that he con Vene a grand jury i feel this action Speaks for would just make the Point that the charge against me inthe first place is absolutely in True and politically motivated Konigsberg sought vainly in . District court last week to enjoin life from publishing the article. Murder trial continued Frankfurt is the general court martial of a 21 year old Soldier on a charge of murder was continued for a month Here tuesday on a defens emotion that the Man undergo psychiatric . 4 Willie j. Stevenson of the 66th arty det at Brueck Germany is charged with the May 18 shooting of pvt. Elson Morris of the Royal Canadian regt at said the two men had a quarrel in a bar in the Early morning and stepped out Side where Morris was is also charged will Possession of an unregistered firearm. Costly Kangaroo limit Newcastle Australia up two american sailors left ashore when the . Destroyer Mansfield left Newcastle 15 Days ago surrendered to police and said they stayed on in Australia in Hopes of seeing a Kangaroo. The will have to pay their own air fares Back to California. Sophia s gets Barnard for Rome boy f a d0 fowl lit _ i he said he did not know 1cause of insufficient informal about the patient we eff Teart transplant would be 7j Ible. He said he knew nothing about reports from overseas that uhf were two patients for him to in Rome. But if there were he and heart operations we needed he might take them 5 South Africa for the suger a said. Iii Blue baby boy Barnard said he would sneak thursday to miss Loren Abou her reported plea to treat although it was my own a year old Blue baby Rome the newspaper Tempo reported that Barnaul also would examine a four year. Old girl suffering from a co genital malformation of her to eternal Tempo said that about Sec weeks ago miss Loren who Livain a Villa at nearby Marino Witt her husband film producer car Ponti received a letter from a Marim couple asking her to try to persuade Barnard to treat their said the child already had undergone surgery in France but the operation did not help his weeps ii Tempo said miss Loren Metthe child cried with his parents and wrote to Barnard appealing to him to help. The newspaper said she the Learned that an italian television program director also was in Contact with Barnard to ask his help in treating a Little girl Willa congenital malformation. Dollar Strong in German Mart Frankfurt a the .Idollar made its strongest she Ling on the Frankfurt currency Exchange tuesday since the West German Mark was revalued ill1961. The Selling Price of the Dollar Rose to 4.0157 Marks at the close Topping the previous High of i4.0150 reached in May 1966. I the increase caused the a German Bundesbank to into Vene to help stabilize the Marlin the face of Strong Dollar Del Mand. It released a consider Able amount of dollars on German Market the Bank also increased my voluntary intervention Ceil from 4.0200 to 4.0225 at Nooft the mandatory intervention Point remained at 4.0300. . 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