European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 14 1968, Page 3

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 14, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseWednesday february 14, 1968 the stars and stripes Page 3 no smoking fasten seat belts go to War Saigon up it s Check of a Way to go to War. The no smoking fastens at belts sign goes on the flight attendant welcomes the passengers aboard and urges them to straighten the backs of their foam padded reclining � a Blende with a million candlepower smile manages to tangle herself in a life jackets she goes through the ritual demonstration in the gets a Fine round of applause when she finally Straightens it out an there s a feeling that it May have been an act intended tout the passengers at ease. About a Quarter of them Are going to War and they will be there in an hour and a or privates they All get the same Brillian smile hot Coffee Sweet Roll and pleasant sir from the stewardess and the service seems better than on a Norma commercial flight. The flight is one being mad under military Airlift come charter. Stops include Guam Okinawa Japan Bangkok Clark air base in the Philip Pines and Saigon Danang and sometimes qui Nhon i Vietnam. Ninety minutes after leaving the Plush terminal building at Bangkok the passengers Loo Down at the flashes of exploding mortar shells near Light the sky As defend ers of tiny outposts fight of attacks. Aging transport planes Cir Cle slowly and pour streams of tracer bullets on enemy concentrations. Fires Burn brightly in the one Large Parton Saigon where the fighting had been the fiercest and elec tric Power had been knocked the big four engine Jet plane wheels and turns lazily Over the City the Flat voice of the Captain comes Over the Loudspeaker sounding much As he would in announcing the grand Canyon on your time he explains that we Are circling because of mortar activity off the East end of the runway. They Are changing runways and that will take about 15 then the customary than you. It has been a pleasure to have you aboard and we look Forward to serving you again and the passenger walk Down the Steps to the ramp where a dozen Amer ican soldiers wearing flak jackets and helmets stand fac ing out their rifles ready. Wires crossed on love life the two major wire serv ices the associated press and United press International Donot always see Eye to Eye. For example read these Dis patches the first from . Almeria Spain a Brigitte Bardot the French movie Star apparently is break ing up with her German husband Gunther Sachs a source close tothe situation reported monday. The new love interest in mis Bardot s life this source said is Stephen Boyd an american actor currently co starring in the Western movie Shalako wit miss Bardot and Sean Connery. Shalako is being filmed near this Spanish seacoast town. Miss Bardot was reported i Grenoble France site of the Winter olympics for what Wassail to be a last ditch attempt at reconciliation. Miss Bardot flew to Paris 10days ago in what was apparently an attempt at reconciliation. She returned to Almeria four Days later. The Shalako Public re lations office said she was Pale and the last week miss Bardot and Boyd Are reported to have dined nightly and to have been openly was originally set to play Marc Antony opposite Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra before miss Taylor became ill i London five years ago. When she recovered Boyd was working on another picture and Richard Burton took the part. Then the a heard from representative of Sachs and printed the following denial which you will note contains an explanation that a toboggans a Skeleton Munich a Guente Sachs private Secretary monday denied published reports that the German multimillionaire s marriage with French screen idol Brigitte Bardot is breaking up. There is no truth in these recurrent rumours private Secre tary Hans Werner Schwenk Tolda reporter and the biggest canard is that they had a recent Row in Paris. Or. Sachs was not even he said Sachs is planning Tolly to Spain this week to visit miss Bardot because bad weather at the location of her new movie Shalako had delayed a shoot circulation office phone numbers Germany Berlin Civ 7&368 Bremerhaven ctr 45341. Mil 7664frankfurt, Civ 06108-2047, Mil Offenbach 7sb Kaiserslautern Civ 57617, Mil Vogal Weh Tom Mannheim Civ 871403, Mil re Cleau 18munich, Civ 0165923, Mil 7358 Nuernberger Civ 778647, my 6513btuttgart, Civ 854326, Mil 7230 Wiesbaden Civ 420779, Mil 28599greece Athens Oto 888188r i. Stay pc Eghoan Mil Camp Darby 1460., Spain Madrid Cly s228290, to 8011 United kingdom Mon Civ Puls lip 32264, ext 137 subscribe now government housing Only off camera too Brigitte Bardot and Stephen Boyd mayor May not be More than co stars. This is a picture of them at work on location in Spain or so the a tells us. Ing pause during which they hereto meet in Paris. Sachs was not available for new comment on the breakup rumours which have been circulating for about a week in International gossip columns. He was in St. Moritz Switzer land where he competed in a Toboggan Skeleton event during the weekend. In interviews last week he had flatly denied that his marriage was on the rocks. Enter now up whose re porters missed the original Story carried by a but Are not reluctant to Point out that their competitor having scooped them was wrong Almeria Spain up Brigitte Bardot angrily denied Here monday night rumours that she was going to divorce Ger Man millionaire Guenther Sachs and that there was something More than a simple Friendship Between her and . Actor Stephen Boyd. In a statement to up Secretary miss Bardot said that All the rumours of divorce even separation from Sachs were completely groundless Brigitte had been reported Bya . Wire service not up As having met Sachs in Grenoble recently in order to discuss her divorce from him. Furthermore Stephen Boyd had been reported by the same wire service to have been her frequent escort to Din ners in Almeria in the last few weeks. Both the French actress an Boyd Are starring along with Sean Connery in Shalako which is being directed Here by Edward Bardot has remained Here the past several Days and whenever went to Grenoble to see her husband who incidentally sin St. Moritz Switzerland the Secretary said. I am authorized by her to describe All this fuss As Complete desertion rate up except in army by Bob Horton a military writer Washington a the Navy and Marine corps posted five and six year highs in desert i o n convictions respectively last fiscal year and Pentagon figures also show More air Force members were convicted for desertion than the year be desertion conviction Fig ures for the army with far More men in uniform continued an Over All downward trend under Way since world War ii. Desertions have drawn fresh attention with the recent publicized cases of . Servicemen seeking Asylum in Sweden As serve ally in protest of the Viet Nam War. � no brutality on cons doctor says Little Rock Ark. Up a pathologist says he doubts that the three men whose bodies were unearthed at Cummins prison farm on Jan. 29 died . Rodney Carlton assistant Arkansas medical examiner said tuesday two of the skeletal remains showed no signs of Vio Lence. The third had multiple Skull fractures but Carlton said they probably occurred after skeletons were unearthed from unmarked Graves by Aprison Crew led to the spot by a convict who told of casual Mur Der of prisoners at Cummins. Carlton estimated that the Gravenites could be 25 to 30 years old but said a Shorter or longer period could not be excluded. He made his report in a letter to state police director colonel Carl Miller. Copies were handed out to newsmen at gov. Win Throp Rockefeller s office. At Star City a grand jury opened an investigation in the allegations of convict killing that the presiding judge said had blackened the name of Arkansas around the world. None of the skeletons show evidence of decapitation amputation or other mutilation he said. When the bodies were dug upstate officials reported that one was headless and the legs of an other had been broken apparently to get the body into the judge Henry Smith told the 16-Man jury to deter mine the truth about the reports of brutality and murder at the prison and to decide whether officials violated the state s grave tampering Law in digging up the Holmes prosecuting at Torney has subpoenaed 47 wit Nesses the first two called before the grand jury were it. Edwin bar Ron jr., the prison physician whose convict sources found the Graves and Thomas Murton superintendent of the prison farm. Cause disputed the Pentagon maintains postmen do not desert because of disillusionment Over Vietnam but rather because they Don t like the regimentation of Mili tary life. Supplying latest desertion Fig ures in response to questions the Pentagon said there is no evidence to Indi Cate that the reasons for desertions Are any different for the Vietnam conflict than they were during world War i world War ii and the korean on previous information and studies the Pentagon said it appears that such of fenders Are largely socially an emotionally immature a Large majority of such of fenders Are Young being under 21."it can also be assumed that dissatisfaction with service life for a variety of reasons is the major cause of decade Low in 66 in the year ending last june30 the Navy convicted 25 desert ers compared with a decade Lotof 4 in 1966. The Navy meted out convictions to 60 deserters in1960, 28 in 1961, 15 in 1962, 17 in 1963, 7 in 1964 and 12 in 1965. Sixty eight marines receive desertion convictions in fiscal 1967, up from 25 in 1966 putdown from a Peak in this decade of 100 in 1960. Other recent years 1965, 39 1964, 21 1963, 59 1962, 39 and 1961, 64. The air Force reporting Fig ures for the first nine months of Calendar year 1967, listed 11convictions in courts martial of men facing desertion compared with 4 in 1966, 16 in 1965, 8 in 1964, 19 in 1963, 22in 1962 and 28 in 1961. In fiscal 1967, the army had86 convicted deserters. This calculated against its Over Al strength figured to far less than 1 conviction per 1,000 men0.07 to be exact

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