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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 29, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes army requests More funds for missile shield Washington a the army appealed to Congress tuesday for an increase of nearly 1,400 per cent in funds for deployment of an anti ballistic mis Sile abm system. Department officials urge approval of a requested appropriation of $312.9 million for the system which has been named Sentinel. This year there is $22.6million available. They said it will be very effective against the Light unsophisticated attacks that the chinese communists Are Capa but of launching against the United states during the mid 1970s. Favors system the comments were in state ments to a closed session of the Senate armed services commit tee which favors an abm sys tem. The army testimony that was made Public referred Only to a possible red chinese missile threat and did not mention the soviet Union. The Sentinel system employs Long Range detecting radar tracking and guidance radar and spartan and sprint interceptor missiles. Coi Thomas n. Chavis Deputy director of missiles and space in the army research and development program told the com Mittee modifications in the sen Tinel system May be needed if the chinese threat increases inside and an alternative he said a More attractive alternative t f increasing the num Ber of Sentinel stations would be improving the system to coun Ter the improvements in the chinese icbms intercontinental ballistic missile " Chavis noted an additional$165 million was being sought to possible improve look into ments. The abm funds sought Are part of a $1.6 billion request for army research development test and evaluation. Tuesday s hearing dealt wit the proposed authorization for that amount. The other youth said he inadvertently yelled an obscenity when an officer shoved his com Panion. The president who took of from Bergstrom air Force base for his return trip to Washington appeared unannounced at the gala Connally party. Two youths arrested lbs s Austin Austin Tex. A police arrested two youths who said they were University of Texas students tuesday night after a wild Melee broke out As presi Dent Johnson left a birthday party for gov. John b. had made a senti mental address a few minute earlier in wishing the governor a Happy birthday. Saying there is no Man on this Earth that i would rather have by my Side than John after his talk aides attempted to get the president to his car at the rear of Gregory gymnasium on the University of Texas Campus. But demonstrators heard of the rear door exit and rushed to the Back of the gym where they met the presidential was a flurry of activity and at least one soft drink bottle was thrown at the president s car. I Don t know if the carwash hit or not a witness said. Officers state and local quickly cleared the area Back of the gymnasium and arrested two persons who said they were both 20-year-old University of Texas students. One of the youths said he Wasa son of an air Force officer stationed at a Field in san Anto Nio. He said he was carrying a sign which read wrong Tim wrong place wrong the sign the youth said accidentally bumped a Texas Highway patrolman. Officers said the were considering charges of As Sault against an officer. Thursday february 29, 1968 off guests in their tuxedos an Long evening dresses were forced to walk Between two lines of peace pickets stationed at the Entrance of the or death and get our boys out of Vietnam read some of the signs displayed by mostly silent demonstrators. The display reported was organized by the Campus Chap Ter of the committee to piste War in Vietnam. Numerous uniformed police and detectives kept the dem 0 n s t r a t o is behind Rone stretched on either Side of the Entrance sidewalk. Unflappable British miss flips in 1st Liberal Kan. Up themis skirted lasses of England won out tuesday Over the More conservative ladies of Liberal Kan., in the 19th running of the Flapjack flippers. The shrove tuesday Victory in the Pancake race of the year gave the tiny town of Olney eng land a 10 to 9 Lead Over Liberal in the International Dix a freckle faced 16 year old schoolgirl in a mini Rivero hails Greece Over nato loyalty Athens a . Rivero or. Commander a chief of Allied forces South Ern Europe praised Greece s loyalty to the North Atlantic treaty organization nato tuesday night and called for joint efforts to face new threats in the Mediterranean. Rivero spoke during a dinner in his Honor at the greek offi cer s club. The guests include Premier George Papadopoulos Deputy Premier Stylianos Pata Kos and senior military officials of the army backed Greece joined nato 16 years ago Rivero said it leaders have remained completely Loyal to the principles of the Alliance and have real Devotion to the efforts for its common first visit the Admiral s visit to Athens was the first since he took Over his new Post last month replacing . Adm. Charles d. Grif pleads for Friend Sandra Wilson a the release of a Friend right one of two youth victim of a University of Texas sniper 18 taken into custody after a wild Melee during months ago pleads with a state policeman for president Johnson s visit in Austin Tex a miss. Negro in Runoff for House seat Jackson miss. A Charles Evers the negro Leader led a Field of seven Candi dates tuesday night in a special election for a . House won a Runoff spot along with White conservative Charles grif Fin. The special election Cair about when John Bell Williams in Washington 21 years gave Aphis House seat after being elected Calls Utica miss., Home but for 18 years he was a administrative assistant to Wil Liams in Washington. Ever Slives at Fayette miss. The Runoff is March 12.Evers had 26,646 votes with 500,000 cargo stolen at Kennedy Fin. New situations recently Cre ated in the Mediterranean have caused new problems and new Ceu Usu Sulu Yugiri re we a a skirt dashed Over the cobble Jere is which we must face Side stones of Olney flipping Flap Side As in the past he said jacks in n ski let As she ran in one. Nat0 commander was / o 1_ i i Truy to u .,68 seconds Flat. Her time was a full five seconds off the Pancake rec Ord but was four tenths of second faster than mrs. Janice Grant a 30-year-old housewife and Mother of three who won the Liberal leg of the race seven hours later in 1 08.4. Mrs. Grant one of 13 Liberal entrants who wore the tradition Al aprons and covered their Heads with scarfs finished 30 feet ahead of her nearest Liberal rival. The women of Liberal had banned the mini skirt for their own team. Yod referring to the buildup of the soviet Fleet in the easter Mediterranean. Rivero spoke in reply to Toast by Papadopoulos who re affirmed Greece s Faith in the Alliance and in its Unity. Plenty of exposure Hanford Calif. Up two women aged 22 and 21, were charged with indecent exposure tuesday in the first raid on a topless nightclub Here. The arrests came after five county investigators gathered evidence by watching the show three times. New York up a half million Dollar shipment of a rare Metal was stolen tuesday from the Kim Royal dutch air lines cargo office at Kenned Airport. The Metal was shipped from the soviet Union. An airline spokesman said the 700-Pound shipment of palladium valued at $508,351 and consigned to a new Jersey firm was stole by two men one masquerading As a guard. Palladium is described As a extremely rare Metal similar to Platinum and used primarily inthe watchmaking jewelry and dental trades. The spokesman said the two thieves arrived at the Kim cargo office and produced All of the necessary papers which later turned out to be forged. Last december the state investigation commission reported to had substantial evidence that the air cargo Industry at Kennedy Airport had been infiltrated by the crime Syndicate. The shipment was made Byayton metals Ltd. Of Amster dam to Engelhard industries i Newark. Sources close to the investigation said palladium is shipped every tuesday to Engelhard industries. They said the ship ments originate in the soviet Union and Are handled by the Swiss Bank corp., with which Ayrton is associated. Chicago Plant bobbed of $200,000 in Gold Elk Grove Village map Gold Bullion valued at $200,000 was taken tuesday by three or four gunmen wearing ski masks who raided a plan described As the nation s largest dealer in precious metals for Industrial uses. Spokesmen for the firm Handy and Harman inc., said a inventory indicates the los was $200,000 but May exceed that amount. Police said they were unable to determine whether there were three or four men involve Din the robbery. The robbers brandishing .45-caliber automatic pistols to cow seven Early arriving employees loaded six White plastic Cartons and seven Canvas bags contain ing Grain form Gold into a 1988 Auto and fled. West Side opens in Vienna Vienna is the first Ger Man language stage production of the m u sic a 1, West Side Story opened feb. 28 at the Vienna vol Soper. 266 of the 309 precincts in thesrc1 congressional District counted. Griffin trailed with22,150. Most of the missing precincts were in Hinds county Jackson which has the state s largest led in half of the 12 counties in the District As the White vote split among the other six candidates As expected. In third place was Ellis Bodron a Blind state senator from Vicksburg. He had 16,068 came Troy Watkins with 8,512 Joe Pigott 7,242 Republican Hagan Thompson 5,226 and David Perkins 2,367. The District has about 195,000 voters with perhaps 70,000 of them negroes. Many of the negro voters were registered Dur ing civil rights drives Spear headed by Evers who once said he would never be a political is head of the Mississippi Branch of the National association for the advancement of col ored people. Weather . Temperatures h l 40 12 Albany 62 41 albuquerque61 34 Amarillo 61 35 Atlanta 44 39 Birmingham 33 28 Bismarck 66 31 Boise 35 21 Boston 31 23 Buffalo 38 24 Casper 33 29 Chicago 37 28 Cincinnati 33 25 cleveland40 28 Denver 35 30 Des Molne. 38 24 Detroit 42 10 Fairbanks 31 24 Fargo 68 38 fort Worth 60 34 great Falls 78 64 Honolulu 76 64 Houston 34 30 Indianapolis 69 42 Jacksonville 53 32 Kansas City 63 60 toe Angeles h l 36 33 Louisville 49 39 Memphis 69 66 Miami beach31 20 Milwaukee 32 24 mils St. Paul 63 35 new Orleans 45 28 new York 53 27 okla. City 46 29 Omaha 45 21 Philadelphia 36 19 Pittsburgh 31 15 Portland me. 67 50 Portland Ore. 40 30 rapid City 64 28 Reno 54 14 Richmond 35 30 St. Louis 64 37 Salt Lake 73 41 san Antonio 66 59 san Diego 68 55 s. Francisco 70 45 Seattle 69 35 Shreveport 55 31 Spokane 79 64 Tucson 53 22 washing

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