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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 22, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseN up Robert s. Is preparing a de plan expect Tell billion and the nation s Povy global and for speeding Ion and Readi the number of Jet on 15-minute alert1 conventional forces. Of the armed forces Story on Page 5 be increased above strength of 2,493.000 from four Penta groups that did a Rush of the nation s Der banded Mcnamara for Over with service and submission to Fly probably March would add an is billion to the billion military a Page to. Col. 51 european edition .5 weat her forecast army Navy air Force unofficial publication of the . Armed forces in Europe North Africa and the Middle East Cloudy and Htay. Deere win loud new Thure Day Frankfurt High a in by 4ff. Witow 32j mtg alb High 48, Low ,35. To i lure a. Could sunday Central Europa it time. 4p.ra. 4�-m. I. 4�.". Berlin 46 "39 i Madrid is 41. Frankfurt 45 30 i part so � 5 London 45 43 rom 5 4� ,. Air weather service volume 19, number 308 5 cents doily 10 cents sunday wednesday february 22, 1961 Security Council approves j Al a plan to bring peace in Congo picked for final training re sees need for is abroad n Sas Gen Decker. Army chief of i that a substantial por it Al armed forces will be overseas for the fore prepared for de. Atlanta a. Decker said and limited War continue our efforts with. To develop balanced and dual capable land sear forces. With such forces can we flexibility to respond of to aggression without be red to use our strategic r farces. Shall probably be required foreseeable future to de a substantial portion balanced and diversified1 air forces so we raise the level Ion for areas of vital importance and supportive posture of our allies. Forces standing beside re tangible evidence of our j4fcussing the current reap to. On Page to col. 3 Static Vancisco a Kiev Henry Pagan be Cota Baltad with a Paw the he Rode his Iff a pier and landed 15 r. In ban Francisco Bay. Capt Virgil l. Gri of. Air Force cmdr Alan b. Shepard it col John h. Glenn. Navy. Marine corps is flight astronaut list Cut to 3 Cape canaveral. Fla. A the United states tuesday selected three astronauts from a list of seven to begin final training for a manned rocket flight expected into o. Three months. The three Are air Force Cap Virgil l. Grissom Nax y cmdr Alan b. Shepard. And Marine it Coljohn a Glenn or. Robert Gilruth project Mercury director announced the selection at a news conference following the successful firing of an unmanned space capsule of the Type to be used in manned flight. 290-mile flight possibly As Early As april one of the select three will be tucked into a Bell shaped Mercury capsule mounted atop a Redstone rocket for a flight 115 Miles into space and about 290 Miles Over the Atlantic Ocean from Cape canaveral. This is the same flight plan tested Jan. 31 by an astr Chimp named Ham. Astronauts Grissom Shepard and Glenn have been selected to begin concentrated training with the space Craft for the first mis Sion he said. The specific pilots to make each flight will be named just before the Gilruth said the was based on a Large amount of tech Nical and medical information gathered during the 22-month training of the seven astronauts which began two years ago. He said that the data was evaluated by the National aeronautics and space administration Nasa space task group and that he As cont. On Page 2%, col. 5 buy american9 program announced by Safe he Wiesbaden. Germany Spe Cial a comprehensive Campaign of savings by individual families and a policy of buy american was announced tuesday by Safe he. Foundation Stone of the pro Gram in response to president Kennedy s reversal of the depend ent restrictions is positive Leader ship and voluntary cooperation by our Fine service families Here i Europe said Gen Frederic h. Smith jr., Safe commander in chief. We have been treated like first class citizens and i am sure that our response will be As first class citizens he said. One target in the plan is a Sav Ings program by every member of the Safe command. Each family in Safe has already been urged to put away at least $80 per year per individual in savings or . Investments. A target savings plan graduate to varying incomes will be devel oped and announced soon Safe spokesmen said. Although Emp a front. On Page of col. It rejects Russ Resolution to oust Dag United nations new York a the . Security Council has approved a Broad afro asian peace plan for the Congo include. Ing use of Force by Junt troops if needed to prevent civil War. It acted shortly after rejecting overwhelmingly a so Viet Resolution demanding the Dis Missal of Dag Hammarskjold and an end to the in. Operation in the Congo by a vote of 9-0. With two abstentions the Council approved a .-backed Resolution submitted by the United Arab Republic Liberia and Ceylon on behalf of a. Large segment of afro asian nations. The abstainers were the soviet Union and France. A veto would have certainly brought an Emer gency session of the general As Sembly on the Congo in Advance of the regular session to be resumed March 7. Against the stunning Impact of that news the delegates sought to cant. On Page 2/col 2 late news Washington a pres ident Kennedy tuesday set up a three member commission to look into the dispute which caused the flight engineers strike against airlines. Labor Secretary Arthur i. Goldberg came up with a peace formula designed to end the four Day old Wildcat strike that Hiis tied up six airlines it was Learned. Goldberg s plan was reported to cd for striking flight Engi neers to return to Vork immediately while the special White House panel investigates causes of the walkout. Buffalo . A the Northern Pacific Mai Streeter derailed near Here tuesday. There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties. Ambulances were sent from Fargo Valley City and James town and a Coroner was called to the wreck. Iff i. Navy re up rate climbs af9s n up army of re enlistments Are climb la number of men signing air Force is dropping to figures made available ices. Force rules appeared responsible for the de ire enlistments by airmen. Is changing some re to make re enlistment Force started a Selec Tive re enlistment program in fiscal1960 whereby first term airmen were required to pass a Board examination before being permitted to re enlist for a second tour of duty. This Board requirement in Many cases reduced the number eligible to re enlist the army re enlistment rate for men who have served one stint jumped from 17.2 per cent in fiscal 1958 to 235 per cent in fiscal 1960 which ended last june 30. In july september 1960. The rate climbed to 27.1 per cent and in october december 1960. It went up to 31.3 per cent. The army was especially encouraged by a jump in re enlistment rates for drafted men from 4.7 per cent in 1958 to 10.1 per cent the Navy reported that 21.3 per cent of its one tour. Men re Een listed in fiscal 1960. This rate dropped in the july september period but now is up to 27.1 per cent. In the air Force the 24.1 per cent first term re enlistment rate in fiscal 1960 dropped to 153 per cent last july september. It spurted late last year but this was considered artificial because Many men were allowed to end their first enlistment periods Early and then take advantage of re enlistment bonuses and benefits that were offered. The army attributed its Success to greater emphasis on re enlist ment at All command Levels rules permitting Choice of . Or Over seas assignments and a number of career counselling and other personnel actions. The army said the unemployment situation was not responsible for booming re enlistment because major increases were recorded be fore the current economic slump took effect. ,

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