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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 6, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseUnofficial newspaper of . Form in or a North Africa and the Middle late if 21 853 a saturday january 6, 1968 5 Dally 10 sunday n firms pocket millions misuse . Property Russia says ship hit at Haiphong Moscow up the Kremlin charged Friday that eight american bombs disabled a soviet merchant ship in Haiphong warned that the soviet Union will take measures to protect its merchant ships sailing to North Vietnam. It did not de Fine these measures but diplomats Here feared they might include the unprecedented Arm ing of freighters with antiaircraft guns. The incident the third of it kind in North vietnamese har Bors again raised the danger Fla soviet american naval confrontation in connection with the v31a soviet note delivered to the state department in Washington Baid the cargo ship the Pere Blavo Zalessky was seriously damaged thursday when . Blanes dropped seven bombs $0lo 70 feet from it. I an eighth bomb a delayed action device fell into a loaded Parge about seven feet from the right Side of the ship and exploded 25 minutes later. The state department inv Ashington said if the ship was damaged it was inadvertent and is press officer Robert j. Me Closkey said that on the basis of information available he could neither support nor exclude the a result of the blast All cont. On Page 8%, col. 51 close scrape this pcs with 82 aboard scraped treetops cutting a 16-foot Gash while trying to land at new Orleans. The plane from Honduras landed safely at Baton Rouge. A Proxmire accuses 21 As typical Washington a Proxmire named Friday 21 defense contractors who he said Are misusing costly government owned Wisconsin Democrat said the firms Are a sampling of some 5,500 defense contractors who have government owned equipment for defense work. The sampling he said show the government is losing hundreds of millions of dollars through questionable use of Pentagon supplied said the sampling produced through an inquiry bythe general accounting office is representative. He said the Gao believes similar shortcomings would be found in other firms. Termed typical these contractors Are typical Proxmire told a new conference. These contractors should t be considered the Lack sheep of the Industrial world at Gao inquiry was taken at the request of the joint eco nomic committee headed by major Gao complaint Proxmire said was that 12 con tractors who held $15.9 million in government owned equip ment made limited use of it for defense purposes or used it extensively for their own Commer Cial said the Gao also found rental arrangements forthe equipment Are inadequate and inventory procedures Gao reported the con front. On Page 84, col. 1 allowances fall Short Survey says go funerals costing families Washington a american families Tave been forced to help pay for burying sons and husbands fined m Vietnam because gov frument funeral allowances fall inert of covering costs a Survey Hows. Families interviewed by Thomso cited press reported the 7n1nerlclt_h_from $300 to Robert m. Carlozzi m Eaton md., died in Viet i i urn november. He was Bur f a the same month at Arlingt National cemetery. La say l paid out tree times inn " i if pm the govern Al said Carlozzi s father Valdorf and i Don t think i anything special or expend v. Woman who asked a. Nied said she had take 1650 from our Daughs College fund to pay for my husband s funeral. It Cost us Al most $1,000 but All the govern ment was willing to pay for a Man who gave his life for his country was $300." some funeral Home official said in a Cost sampling taken in More than a dozen areas across the nation that they voluntarily Cut their charges on services forthe Vietnam dead to keep the Cost to the soldiers families within the government allow Ance limits. When a Serviceman Dies i Vietnam his body is embalmed placed in a Flag draped alumni num coffin and flown to his Home town at government expense. His family is Given an Al Lowance for his burial. The amount of the allowance is prescribed by military regu lation based on surveys of aver age prices for essential Funer Al and burial services through out the country government sources said. A family gets $75 if it agrees to have the military transport the body in its military coffin Toa military Post or National Cem cont. On Page s4, col. 8 top czech red out in Power fight Prague a soviet educated Alexander Dubcek 46, emerged Friday night on top Ofa dramatic Power struggle in the czechoslovak communist part that toppled Veteran Antonin switchover virtually cer Tain to be followed by a major government reshuffle in the next few Days was announced in a communique at the end of a four Day secret party caucus. The 63-year-old Novotny had risen to the top of the party Hierarchy in 1853 when the country was deep in the grip of stalinism. He kept his position of state president which he had held in dual function since 1957.the term ends next year. In what looked like the biggest upheaval since the country came under communist control 20 years ago Premier Jozef Lenur twas reliably reported to be also on his Way out. His successor i Likely to be Oldrich Cernik 44 year old Deputy Premier an chief of the government s Central planning of Novotny s dual cont. On Page a col. 2 Blaiberg May get discharge in 3 weeks from press dispatches Cape town South Africa the world s third heart trans Plant patient probably will go Home in about three weeks if his condition continues to be Satis factory his doctor said Friday. Surgeon Christian Barnar added we like to discharge heart patients As soon As pos sible. The Chance of infection out Side is less than in the Hospital and if he does catch infection itis not Likely to be so resistant to drugs As an infection he might catch in the or. Philip Blaiberg 58, a re tired dentist who underwent the operation monday would the return to groote Schuur Hospital daily using a taxi instead of a ambulance to Lessen the Chance of infection for could not play Olf or any thing like that but he could walk cont. On Paoo v3, col. 1

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