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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 13, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 2 the stars and stripes saturday january 13, 1968 Humphrey optimistic on Africa a Sivington a Vic president Hubert h. Humphrey returned thursday from n 13-Dny. Nine nation swing around Africa reporting that continent in on the right Road although its Long journey has Only Humphrey gave a glowing account of his trip when Hoar Rived in 21-Dcgrec chill at nearby Andrews air Force Rase. That included the opinions of african leaders about . Policy on Vietnam. Humphrey said the africans Are mainly inter ested in Progress in Africa rather than telling Washington what to do about the Southeast asian War. However most of the Africa leaders when they did speak about Vietnam were very considerate of the United states the vice president said. Much support for . I think the majority of the were in full support of the presi Dent he said in off the cuff re Marks supplementing his printed arrival statement. Humphrey dismissed As relatively insignificant the Small number of Antiwar demonstrations he encountered. He said the protestors numbered Only inthe scores compared with hundreds of thousands who turned out to Greet him cordially As a representative of America. Humphrey said he will report to president Johnson that our Welcome everywhere was warm sincere and often enthusiastic literally thousands of people greeted us Humphrey lauded what he at guerrillas blow up City Hall Saigon up Viet con guerrillas mined and blew up the City Hall at Quang Ngai Fri Day in a Daylight terror strike. Government spokesmen said three persons were injured in the blast at the coastal City 330 mile North Northeast of Saigon. In action in the Jungles of South Vietnam . Spokesmen sati helicopter scouts across the nation spotted various Viet con bands and at least 3 guerrillas were the air War american officials said the North vietnamese for the second time in the War managed to fire surface to air sittes Saml at air raiding the Houth vie Fritt Taider it Mali tanned Timte dm2 thurs Day. They said the Sam missed.. Strike planes then destroyed at least three of the Samnites. Above the Doz . Jets of interview Black Power advocate h. Rap Brown talks to newsmen from the doorway of the cuban Mission to the United nations inner York after taking Refuge there from a policeman who sought to arrest him because he said Brown pushed him. Brown and two companions stayed for six hours. Cuba pro tested the policeman s action to the . A Greeh Junta plans purge of officers termed the dedication of the african nations to National Independence and their willingness to. Work hard and Long to lift themselves socially and economically. Within our priorities a Daims they deserve our help to said. Humphrey was greeted by Small contingent of . Officials and diplomats represent ing the african countries he had visited. Athens up the greek regime Friday announced plans for a massive purge of army Navy and air Force officers who backed King Constantino in his ineffective attempt to overthrow the Junta. A government decree set up special officers panels to judge officers involved in the subversive movement of dec. 13" under special procedure an without Appeal. Those who Are found guilty will be retired or Long Island Man held Fri foils murder plot in . Water scandal new York a the Fri said thursday night it had arrested a Lour Island Man i connection with an alleged plot to murder a government wit Ness in the Case of James l. Marcus former High aide in the administration of mayor John v i Iti . Marcus former ruler com Ini a inter a Pitt tin hot if lit 11 t wu2 us Federal grand jury last month on charges of taking part in a s4g of Flo la if Titi for in a Nitu own Wavu i Ruul k on clip Coho Trust Mumm was indict flu Ith. V. I d to lit 1 1 ill in 11 w 11 i five others including racketeer Antonio Tony ducks Corall reputed mafia member. The Fri Suid it arrested Rob Ert h. Rodt ii 39. Of Uniondale on charges that he tried to obstruct Justice by arranging for he murder of a government fitness in the Case. Roden was described us air of employed contractor. John f. Mulone assistant director in charge of the Fri Snew York office refused to divulge other details concerning the alleged plot. Marcus Corallo and the oth ers were indicted on charges of participating in a Kickback on acuity Reservoir cleaning contract Given to s. T. Grand inc. Grand is one of the firm owned by contractor Henry Fried also indicted on the kick Back charges. He refused wednesday to waive immunity before a grand jury probing Marcus refusal was reported to the City and Means the Cit must end Ull contracts with Fried s companies. City con _ a i 1. 1 tracts with his companies run into millions of indictment of Marcus rocked the in Day administration Marcus had been one of the mayor s closest aides and personal Friend. Dis honorable close to the govern ment said they believed between100 and 300 officers would be affected. Other sources said that if the action extends to All offi cers who followed the King inthe Early hours of the dec. 13 plot As Many As 800 might be involved. At least five army lieutenant generals seven major generals three brigadier and several admirals and air Force generals appeared Likely to be affected. Blow to prestige the measure was seen As further blow to the prestige of the self exiled King and a serious weakening of his influence if and when the regime decides to let him return to his throne. The 27-year-old Monarch whorled to Rome when his military counter coup went to pieces Las month made an amnesty and restoration of democratic Rule his terms for returning to Greece. The regime did announce limited amnesty freeing about 300 of Greece s 2,500 political prisoners and waiving action against royalist officers for the criminal aspect of their but it made it Clear it intended to Weed the King s men out of the army. Sources said the purge would affect officers from the rank of lieutenant general All the Way Down to lieutenant. The officers will be judged by special five Man panels made up of officers of higher rank than the defendants. The decree said the panels will not follow juridical procedures and no witnesses will be heard. Their decision cannot be appealed to the supreme retired or Dishon Orab by discharged will retain a right to their pensions. Gas seeping into sewers perils Village Archbold. Ohio up gasoline deeping into sewer lines created a potential bomb under this Village s two Block business District thursday forc ing worried officials to close schools and stores. We re sitting on a tinder Box police chief George Kramer said. The danger of the 12-Blockdowntown area erupting into a mass of flames was reduced late thursday night when the source of the escaping gasoline was found to be a leak in one of two underground fuel tank supplying a service station. Tanks drained the tanks were drained an Village sewers flushed to Lessen the possibility of an explosion at the slightest spark. Unable to make much head Way against the Gas fumes which blanketed portions of the Village Kramer ordered the closing of 22 businesses and the Community s elementary school and High school giving a unexpected Holiday to 1.200 12-Block Section of Defiance Street the main thoroughfare of this Northwestern Ohio Village of 2,348 persons was closed to traffic. Two families living above the downtown stores were evacuated. Wilson to get protest Singapore a Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew left Friday night for London to deliver a personal protest to prime minister Harold Wilson about Britain s proposed reductions in its defense expenditure sin the far East. He is expected to meet with Wilson sunday. Using radar through heavy to soon Clown in pilots hit the Yentai Raj lira an army Barrack arid other targets near Hanoi an the Cam Pho Coal mining works 30 Miles Northwest of the City of Haiphong. In a delayed report u spokesmen said an air Force f4c phantom Jet was shot Down Over North Vietnam wednesday it was the 785th american plan lost Over the North. Both its Crew men were reported South Vietnam american troops reported scattered but fierce Contact. On the Bong son Plain 275miles Northeast of Saigon a . Helicopter scout Tor the army lit air Cav div spotted a guerrilla Force late thursday. Helicopter gunships swirled in circled and fired at the guerrillas while a platoon of riflemen moved in. After the fight the american counted 22 Viet Cong bodies. . Troops suffered two me wounded. In a similar fight in the Centra Highlands thursday . Army 4th inf div troops aided by Heli copters killed 15 North Vietnam Ese and suffered two me wounded. Being recalled Wolfsburg Germany a Volkswagen announced Friday it was recalling 163,000 of its early1968 Beetle cars and trucks be cause of possible safety 90,000 cars and 73,000 Small buses and trucks through out the world Are concerned a spokesman said. A Bolt in the front Luggage compartment of the cars could pos Sibly chafe the Walls of the spa retire and on the buses and trucks the Brake fluid pipes to the rear wheels were exposed to Metal Chassis parts and again chafing was possible he said. The vehicles will get free alteration. The possible defects were removed from later models the spokesman added. Israel Egypt near agreement on pos Geneva up Israel an Egypt were reported near agree ment thursday on exchanging the remaining prisoners of the june war4,500 egyptians for 10 israeli final Exchange is being mediated by delegates of the International committee of the red Cross. Weather h i. 08 -26 63 3060 m 32 3043 40 � 033s 1ft 17 t07 1 12 -22� 25 19c7 14 21 10 21 10m 10 40 s4 80 m48 41 29 in 49 4128 13 m a v 64 b4aa a m 31 temperatures Alban Albuquerque Birmingha Bismarck Boise Boston Buffal Calgary Jasper Calcao Cincinnati Cleve Landum Mclynes petrel port Werth Honolulu Hounton Indianapolis Jacksonville Kansas City us Vega Little Rock los Memphis h 8024 2642 16 28 m 22 22 65 19 16 47 27 37 29 26 30 47 66 62 42 46 31 63 41 67 Miami Beach 22 Milwaukee 10 Minneapolis 40 new Orleans 03 new York 21 North plate 38 okla. City 09 Omaha 10 Philadelphia j7 Phoenix 10 Pittsburgh m Portland a 43 Portland Ort 22 Raleigh 16 reno19 Richmond 07 8t. 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