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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 20, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 6 the stars and stripes tuesday february 20, i960 and Well get you on a slow boat to Formosa by Dick West Washington up this month s meeting of the Charles de Gaulle appreciation society was necessarily rather per unc Gaulle has t done or said much recently to attract attention. While Many people might appreciate that our society thrives on action. So we kept the meeting Resolution expressing appreciation to de Gaulle for opening the 1968 Winter olympics at Grenoble was approved by unanimous vote 2 to 0. The other member and i agreed that of All the world leaders Only de Gaulle has the Wisdom and foresight to recognize that no olympiad can truly be termed a Success unless i opens. Then we passed another Resolution recommending that hereafter the olympics be known As de Gaulle otherwise there was Little business to transact. You May recall that at Las month s meeting the discussion entered on possible ways that americans might retaliate against de Gaulle when he Doe something antagonistic. Suggested counter moves included Banning French Fried potatoes French cuffs French Toast French horns and so on. Well i have since Learned some americans already have taken this Type of retaliatory action against Mao tse Tung the chinese communist was brought to my attention by the publishers of the encyclopedia of associations a Book that provide information about National organizations in the United report that since the last edition was published in1964, the word China has lost favor As an element of association ten groups formerly concerned with China have changed their name. Another Chin group has become inactive and one has disappeared. Even the vitreous China plumbing fix Ture association has turned into the plumbing fixture manufacturers , and i predict that unless Mao changes his ways these manifestations of disapproval will become even More drastic. For instance we americans might quit hanging up chinese lanterns at Garden parties. That letters by Washington would show old Mao a thine or two. 6 or and if that does t bring him to his senses we might too planting chinaberry tries an chinese elms. Or refuse to eat any More chinese cabbage. Should further escalation be nu�5ed we could forum our children to play chinese Check ers and Seal off our China closets. I Hope it won t come to this but we have in Reserve the ultimate Crusher. In an Temei gency we can break our old Benny Goodman recordings of Chinatown my Chinatown " revolutionary War papers found Schenectady . A a collection of 87 documents from the revolutionary War period including 51 identified As letters written by George Washington has been discovered in a Vermont Home and entrusted tothe Library of Union College College says the collection contains 11 previously unpublicized letters by Washington As Well As documents signed by Host of prominent figures of the period including John Adams Benedict Arnold Alexander Hamilton John Jay Benjamin Franklin George Clinton Nathaniel Greene John Hancock Thaddeus Kosciusko Charles Lee Israel Putnam Edmund Randolph and Philip Schyler. Hint of treason in announcing the find Sun Day the College said on letter gave Washington his first hint of Benedict Arnold this letter the College said was written by it. Col. John Jameson of the 2nd Light dra goons after the capture of a British officer who had been negotiating with Arnold. The communication contained a packet of papers found on the officer among them plans for the american fortifications at west1 Point the College have sent the prisoner to general Arnold the letter said. He is very desirous of the papers and every thing being sent with him. But As i think they Are of a very dangerous tendency. It is More proper your excellency should the collection was discovered by John l. Hawkes at his coun try Home in Dorset it. Or. Cod Man Hislop of Dorset a professor of american civilization at Union College recognized their historical value after Hawke asked him to select documents for a Washington s birthday exhibit at a grammar school in 1964. The entire collection was moved to the Union College Library in 1966 for the purpose of scholarly it will be exhibited to a group of Histo rians on March 9. The College said the bulk of material consisted of documents related to the career of . Alexander Mcdougall an ancestor of the present owner of the papers. Hamilton is represented the College said by a previously undisclosed letter in which while student at King s College now Columbia University he apologized for failure to return Bor rowed books he said had Bee stolen from his room. The Washington letters ten of them written from the Continental army s Winter quarters a Valley forge pa., Deal mostly with military matters. Hawkes said he took posses Sion of the papers in 1958, when his Mother gave him a Dilapi dated suitcase full of family papers from their Long Island Home. Marked copied he noted that Many paper were marked copied and assumed that they had no particular value. Later he decided that his original Assumption was wrong and that the Mark meant that copies had been made of the documents. W. Wright Hawkes the present owner s Grandfather had donated a collection of Mcdougals papers to the new York historical society in 1870.the society received another gift of historical papers in 1940,upon the death of r. Forbes Hawkes the father of John . The documents now at Union were evaluated and authenticated by or. Edwin k. Tolan librarian of the Schaffer Library at Union College. Illegible portions of Jameson s letter were deciphered with the help of the new York state police Labora tory s document Section. No Dummy at first Perry Jones thought it was a mannequin in a tank. But when she moved Perry did this double take. The "xt8 Ace sch is be Todd advertising her movie Smi null u by starring to a Lar a Wate pc a Miami Beach nightclub. Associated press photo pm new at Commerce Alexander b. Trowbridge heal i an drnfifh8 of because of in Maitti and c. R. Smith chairman of the Board of american airlines has been named to succeed him. A photos mayor sees 203 complainers no gripes about Gripe in Cleveland up Mayo Carl b. Stokes has rated his first municipal Gripe in a Success. About 500 people accepted the mayor s invitation to bring their complaints straight to City mayor saw 203 people while Many others went directly to specific department Heads. The mayor s visitors included a Black nationalist in a Leop Ard skin Fez who wanted to com Plain about off Street parking. A Man who demonstrated his complaint about air pollution by dumping a Coffee can full of soot on a paper Towel on Stokes desk. A Secretary cleaned it up in told Stokes those bus drive have such a Nasty Way and marched out before the Mayo could answer. She waited two hours to get in. In a a a ��9 y Vav v an angry lady who marched injuries. $300,000 fire hits mining town in Nevada Tonopah Nev. A a pre Dawn Blaze destroyed most of a City Block in the business District of this desert mining Community and fire depart ment officials estimated dam age Between $300,000 and $400,000. There were no serious two old ladies who like horses and objected to the Down grading of the mounted police squad. A Little boy who suggested fire engines be painted White be cause they were easier to agreed and told him that is what the City is Many came to just Greet the mayor most had what Stokes called Bona fide com of the complaints were about bad Street lighting Snow removal and backed up sewers. Only one Man came looking fora Job. He was turned Down. Some of the visitors were Well dressed and prosperous looking but the majority were fro Cleveland s ghettos. The last visitors were three elderly women who had waited � is the first time in my life i Ever saw a mayor me told him. Stokes promised they would not have to wait the next time. Molina s raising funds Chicago a actress me Ina Mercouri and her husband producer director Jules Dassin arrived in Chicago sunday on the first Stop of a fund raising tour i behalf of the committee for democracy and Freedom in Greece

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