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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 12, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseMonday february 12, 1968 the stars and stripes Page 23 communists expected uprising both sides misjudged red offensive Washington a twelve Days after the Cornu assaults on South Vietnam s . Strategists Are a gaps in Allied Intel claiming communist miscalculations were far greater. The main intelligence Fla conceded Here is the failure to anticipate More precisely the timing and scope of the Strong attacks on some 100 population enters throughout the country. While their strategic or big picture intelligence forecast Winter Spring communist push about this time administration officials say they expected Urban areas were More Likely Tobe hit before or after the lunar new year truce rather than during figured the communists would not want to antagonize Large numbers of civilians by striking during the traditional major red error in the official Washington View Lay i anticipating popular uprisings in the cities once the onslaught began. The . Central Intelli gence Agency Cia made this Type of misjudgment in the 1961 cuban invasion fiasco. That the communists counted on a groundswell of Public sup port which would allow them Totake Over permanently some of the provincial capitals is a theory buttressed by various Cap tured documents and prisoner interrogation. . Authorities noted that some of the captured reds were members of military government teams prepared to set up Long term administrative machinery. The attacks were accompanied by Calls for citizen uprisings against the existing South vietnamese government and for defections by South vietnamese taken place. In one instance i Saigon a dozen . Casually placed their weapons against the Wall while eating at a restaurant whereupon they we rearrested by police. Contending that the Allied intelligence flaws were nowhere near As great As Hanoi s mis judgment of the realities of the situation in South Vietnam Washington officials said the proof lies in the results there has been no general up rising in the cities the re shave not been Able to hold on to any of the Urban centers no South vietnamese military unit defected the Viet Cong an North vietnamese took heavy casualties. Israel Jordan troops clash Border Tel Aviv a israeli and and artillery 45-mile front in custody Ben Brown right and Faye Dawson Are brought to jail at Meridian miss., after their arrest by a Highway patrolman c. W. Smith wearing jacket. A photo Tampa to retain White hat9 Aims soldiers. Viet Cong forces in the provinces were also accompanied by agents for an Alliance of the National and peace forces a political come on for recruits who did not want to join the older Hanoi creation the National liberation front. Some Viet Cong told in and Vance there would be popular uprisings assumed they had Tampa Fla. A mayor Dick Greco said saturday the concept of Tampa s White hats youth patrol which was dissolved last week after thereof its leaders were arrested will be utilized in a new City sponsored program to combat racial unrest. The White hats were Bill would regulate radio wave devices Washington up the House communications subcommittee has approved a Bill to regulate Walkie talkies electronic garage door openers and other devices that Emit radio Waves that conceivably could Lead to Anair disaster. The Bill would let the Federal communications commission Reg ulate the manufacture Sale a Duse of devices that can interfere with licensed radio communications. Formed last june during an out break of rioting in Tampa. Their Success in helping Ste the violence gained National recognition and the concept was used later in other cities. After the rioting the patrol five leaders were placed on the City payroll at $75 a week a special workers for Tampa s commission on Community re always considered the White hats As a group a temporary organization. They did a Good Job during the riots an immediately afterwards. Lately however they have not done Sowell Greco said. Three of these five people currently Are in trouble with the Law and they knew the minute they were arrested that they would get no More pay he said. The mayor said the work can be done much More effectively with Volunteer people who by the very act of working on a voluntary basis show the depth of their he said Carl Brazelton the Only member of the original five patrol leaders still on the Cit payroll May be chosen to head the new Volunteer organization. Three of the White hats Lead ers face criminal charges. A thur Lee Roby 21, shot in Teleg by police last week when he was arrested was charged wit first degree murder in a tavern shooting. Robert Lee Dixon 22,has been charged with aggravated assault and Norris mor Row 26, has been charged with shooting and robbing an insurance agent. The fifth John Lee Carter left Tampa several weeks ago to return to College in Louisiana. They led a group of Youn negroes some of them former rioters into the trouble area last summer urging their friends neighbors and others to Stop the violence. The phrase Cool it Man be came their slogan. . Official hunted in theft Oakland Calif. Up trusted regional government official with an apparent yen gambling was sought by Federal and state authorities Over the weekend in connection with the disappearance of mor Etnan half a million n. Truax 26, by Skelof. Of a assistant administrate association of Bay governments Aba geared thursday after sick. Investigators believe he flew to Las vegas nev., thursday morning and returned to Oakland in the afternoon. A search was being concentrated in the san Francisco area. Warren Schmid executive director of Abag an Organiza Tion of cities and other governmental bodies in the san Francisco area said the miss ing Money totalled $510,000. Truax was charged with three counts of grand theft and bail set at $150,000. Abag has a $1 million Gran from the Federal government and Schmid said government checks were diverted to fictitious accounts with forge signatures. Deputy atty. Gen. Marshall Mayer said a couple of Hundred thousand dollars an perhaps More of the Federal funds was lost gambling in la vegas casinos. We Don t anticipate a Large percentage of recovery added Mayer Bonnie Clyde pair taken at Roadblock Macon miss. A ayoung Georgia Man and his teen aged girl Friend who had boasted that they would not be captured alive in connection with murders in two states were apprehended at a Roadblock Satur Day night at the outskirts of this East Mississippi town. A spokesman for the missis Sippi Highway patrol said Ben Brown 22, a Georgia Mechanic and 16-year-old Faye Dawson were immediately taken to the county jail at nearby Meridian. A Tauga county ala., sheriff Phillip Wood said he charged Brown of Lafayette ga., an miss Dawson with murder in saturday s Highway slaying near Prattville of Harry to. Boyd 47, of Montgomery. Boyd s son Harry Neal Boyd a 21-year-old Marine corps ser Geant was severely wounded when the youths flagged Down the Boyd car along . 82 on the pretext of reporting a Hunt ing Accident Wood sheriff said Brown and the girl just happened to meet the Boyds in my county. They did t give them a Chance total explain or anything they just shot was also charged with a killing Friday night at sum Merville ga., where Connie Willingham 16, of Menlo ga.,was shot to death and three other youths were wounded. 8 killed in Acapulco fir Acapulco Mexico up fire destroyed a resort hotel an killed at least eight persons Here Early sunday police victims identified As americans argentinians and puerto icons were lodged in the hotel Majestic. Firemen were search ing the rubble for More bodies. Jordanian tanks fought along a across the Jordan river1 sunday and the israeli army said Here that fighting was still Takin place in All sectors. Israel claimed one jordanian tank was knocked out at the Abdullah Bridge a few mile North of the dead sea. The Battle was sparked off at10 . 8 . Get when the jordanians opened machine gunfire on israeli troops South of Kibbutz Gesher 10 Miles Southof the sea of Galilee the army said. Two reported Hurt soon both sides were pouring artillery fire across the River. Two israelis were reported wounded in Tho clash. Firing continued until 2 17 later the jordanians were still sporadically spraying israeli positions with machine gun and artillery fire a spokes Man reported. At 3 30 p.m., the jordanian widened the front to the Tamiya Bridge 30 Miles South of Gesher by mor Taring an israeli Post the spokesman said. The israelis re turned the fire. Tank artillery fire fifty minutes later israeli forces at the Allenby and Abdul Lah Bridges further South came under heavy jordanian tank an artillery bombardment the army tanks and artillery re turned the was the second tank and artillery Duel in three was no immediate word of any More israeli casualties inthe Day Long Battle. Hurricane devastates West Samoa Wellington . A the tiny Pacific Independent state of Western Samoa was devastated by a Hurricane that hit the Island sunday with winds of up to 90 Miles an hour. A radio report from Apia tothe new zealand broadcasting corporation in Wellington said hundreds of houses were destroyed or damaged and Power lines throughout the country were brought Down. Towed ship goes Down new York a the Der Elict Canadian freighter Char my went Down in the atlant Cearly sunday a Short time after being taken in Tow the coastguard said. The stricken vessel s 22 Crew members and two passengers had been plucked from two life boats and a life raft Early Satur Day and taken aboard the norwegian freighter Vinni in route to Norfolk a. They abandoned ship Friday night after the Cap Tain radioed that there was water in the hold and the vessel could not remain 313-foot Long 20-year-old vessel owned by North shipping and transportation ltd., was. About 520 Miles East of Capella Teras . Another wind buffeted vessel the liberian freighter Pegasus continued under Tow from a position about 240 Miles East of the North Carolina coast. The Pega sos was leaking some of its car go of 30,000 tons of Oil from cracks in the 629-foot Hull

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