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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 14, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 2 the stars and stripes wednesday february 14, House members defend Gen. Westmoreland Washington up c. Westmoreland was defended monday by several congressmen against what was virtually the first congressional criticism of his performance As american commander in Viet Nam. Westmoreland was praised inhouse speeches and in inter views after rep. Margaret heckler r-mass., accused him of deluding members of Congress on american Success in the . Melvin Laird wis., chairman of the House go conference said the responsibility for Overly optimistic reports on War Progress rested with president Johnson Secre tary of state Dean Rusk and defense Secretary Robert Westmoreland. Rep. George Mahon d-tex.,chairman of the appropriations committee in a House speech said efforts Are being made at Home and abroad and this includes the communist press to discredit Gen. my opinion this is against the Best interests of the unite states. Gen. Westmoreland has Bee Given what is probably the most difficult military task eve assigned a commander of . Forces Mahon said. He has performed Well. To expect nothing but Success against As determined a foe As we face in Vietnam under circumstances which greatly favor Clandestine at tack is to expect the Imossi ble,1 rep. Joe Waggonner d-la.,also defended the four Star general who until the Viet con offensive which started Jan. 29 was virtually immune to criticism Here. Gen. Westmoreland in partic ular and the administration in general have not purposely misled anyone Waggonner said. There has been no delusion of our situation in Vietnam on the part of Westmoreland except that not All the facts can be revealed for military still the criticism continued. The Johnson administration has either been fooling the country itself or both about the situation in Vietnam rep. Silvio Conte r-mass., said in statement. He said the communist raid against 28 of Vietnam s 44 provincial capitals demolished administration implications that wide areas of South Vietnam were secure from attack. Another Massachusetts Law maker rep. William Bates ranking Republican on the House armed services commit tee took exception with mrs heckler s remarks. Sates said that when West Moreland told the nation last fall that american troop withdrawals could Start within two year he conditioned his state ment with several if a. House speaker John did not mention Westmoreland but in a Lincoln anniversary speech said a time of tension was a time for tolerance. He said Lincoln had been misunderstood condemned and vilified during the civil War. 2 negroes shot in Back paper claims Garden City . Up the Long Island newspaper new Day said monday that a least one and possibly two of the three negro students reported killed by police bullets during racial disturbances last week a Orangeburg . Were shot in the Back. In a copyrighted Story fro Orangeburg Brian Donovan new Day staff correspondent said that medical findings on the shooting came to Light As the Mother of one of the victims students and faculty member from South Carolina state col lege and other witnesses challenged the official version of the police shootings in. Which 37other negroes were wounded. Although police denied knowl Edge of any autopsy findings it was Learned sunday that or. Royc. Campbell of Orangeburg regional Hospital signed a death certificate saying that 18-year old Samuel Hammond of for Lauderdale Fla., a freshman at state College was killed by single Bullet in the Back that severed a major artery. Reports differ another local doctor Alber Wolfe who examined the body of17-year-old Delano Middleton said that Middleton was Killerby a Bullet that had entered his Chest from the front. Wolfe said there were no wounds in the youth s Back. But Edward , the funeral director who embalmed the body said Sun Day that the wound was in the Back of the youth s right Shoul Der. At Orangeburg gov. Rober Mcnair said monday he has been in Contact with the Whitehouse regarding the racial Vio Lence. He said the National guard would remain in town in began a Boycott of White businesses monday in a Effort to apply economic pressure on the Community. Japanese Polar team finds body Tokyo up a japanese Antarctic expedition said it had found the body of a japanese explorer who disappeared in 1960 while risking his life to feed sled dogs. Shin Fukushima left the base of Japan s fourth Antarctic wintering team on the night of oct. 10, 1960, to feed the expedition s sled dogs. He was Neverseen again. The ninth Antarctic team radioed that Fukushima s body had been found on West Ong Blisland 30 Miles from the base. Traffic Jam victim kills himself Oakland Calif. A the son of a socially prominent new yorker plunged this death sunday after being caught for two hours in traffic Jam caused by the crash of a Navy plane into the san Francisco Oakland Bay California Highway patrol quoted a Motorist As saying he saw John , 20, a Stanford University student leap out of Acar run to the Bridge railing and was the son of g. F. Morgan socially registered member of one of new York oldest families and Active in new York City literary circles. The father is a member of the Union league the Knickerbocker and Century clubs the sons of the Ameri can revolution and the May Flower fall occurred while thousands of motorists were waiting for the Bridge to reopen after the Jet struck girder and crashed in flames into the Bay. The two Pilot aboard were killed. When the traffic Jam occurred Morgan was returning to Stanford from visiting Bis brother Seth a student at the University of California Nberkeley. The coast guard said under water current prevented an effective search for the body. Cheryl Patton miss .a. Sues pageant for $59ooo Miami a miss .a. Of1967, Cheryl Patton of Miami has sued the operators of themis .a. Beauty pageant for $5,000.the suit filed in circuit court Here alleged pageant director refused to pay her a Bonus of that amount As stipulated by con tract. Miss Patton said in the Sui that the pageant directors con tend she is not due the Bonu since another girl actually was chosen miss .a.sylvia Hitchcock miss Ala Bama was chosen miss .a.last summer and later won the miss universe Crown. The . Runner up Susan Bradley of California refused to St Pinto the vacated title and the Crown was handed instead to miss Patton As miss Florida. Surveyor again taking pictures Pasadena Calif. Up the Surveyor 7 spacecraft came Back to life monday after a two week hibernation in the Moon s Tycho Crater spacecraft responded Only 56 seconds after the first reactivation command was sent from the Madrid tracking on Earth moved the spacecraft s solar panels toward the Sun to provide the picture snapping Surveyor with More electrical Power to recharge its Moon robot snapped a half dozen pictures of the Moon s sur face Early tuesday but was shut Down by scientists when temperatures Rose inside the Craft. A spokesman for the Jet propulsion Laboratory said that the first pictures were not photographs were taken in the 200-line Mode by the Craft rotating television camera. In the Days ahead pictures will Beaker in the sharper 600-line lunar noon comes late tuesday night. Temperatures on the Moon s surface were rising Barbara Rush to Star in to s Peyton place Hollywood Calif. Up actress Barbara Rush has been signed to the feminine starring role in Abc to s series Peyton place it was announced Mon Day. A spokesman for 20th Century Fox studios which produces the series said miss Rush will fill the role formerly occupied by Dorothy Matone but that a new characterization will be written into the show for miss Rush. Toward a. Noontime High of 250degrees above Zero fahrenheit. As in past Surveyor missions scientists paced the picture taking operation periodically shutting Down the spacecraft to allow it to Cool off. Surveyor 7 is the fourth of the sturdy vehicles to survive the 250-below-Zero temperatures of the Long lunar night and begin operating again during a second lunar Day. Scientists said an engineering assessment of Surveyor s Condi Tion was being made. Eventually they Hope to reactivate the Digger claw and the Alpha scattering instrument designed to Analyse the composition of the Moon s surface. Darmstadt Cavern cigarettes stolen Darmstadt Germany is cigarettes valued at $1,400 were stolen Here in a warehouse break in at Cambrai Fritsch Cavern it was reported tuesday. According to an yes spokes Man 16 cases of cigarettes were investigation was still being conducted into the burglary which took place Between closing time saturday afternoon an opening monday morning. A Taurus District spokesman said that entry had been made by removing a window in themes beverage shop then cutting a Chain to get into the was evidence he added that drinks from the beverage shop supplies had been consumed on the scene. Sinatra confined with pneumonia Miami Beach up Singer Frank Sinatra was confined to his room tuesday at the Fon Ai Nevieau hotel Here after Doc tors diagnosed he is suffering from virus pneumonia a spokes Man reported. Sinatra s physician or. Ralph bobbins said the Singer s Condi Tion was Sinatra was scheduled to open at the hotel s Laronda room last Friday night but had to cancel on doctor s orders because of what was then diagnosed As the flu he was to have headlined the show for six weeks the longest booking of his 52-year-old Singer How Ever is still scheduled to begin filming on his newest motion picture. Lady in Cement i Miami later this month. Sinatra is separated of Mia his22-year-old actress wife Mia Farrow. Go wounded after bolting from guard Frankfurt is a 57thordnance brigade Soldier being taken to the stockade at by a military police guard was shot and wounded tuesday when he tried to escape seventh army support Cornel re ported. Listed in Good condition at the97th general Hospital was pvt. Gary r. Stewart who was struck in a shoulder by one of five .45 Caliper rounds fired by j. O Donnell of he co 15th ordnance in. Stewart of the 144th ordnance co made his abortive bid for Freedom it was reported As hews being taken to the stockade for pre trial confinement on a awol charge. Among the five rounds fired Byo Donnell after his command to halt and warning shot one Hita German car and another a Butcher shop across the Stree from the Cavern but no injuries from these shots were reported. They coveted it Daytona Beach Fla. A taxi Driver Eugene Rudd told police two gunmen took $30 Anaa cigarette lighter with the inscription thou Shalt not steal. 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