European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 21 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 21, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseDraft May be 72,000 Over 1967 the United states More men this to to an expected reflects the Large men who were the Southeast Asia buildup of 1966 and will be leaving service this year. About 230,000 men or an aver age of about 19,100 a month were called to duty last year s average will reach around 25,100, although the March draft Call already has been set at 39,000. Beyond 1968 manpower needs Are expected to decline officials said. Already manpower requirements resulting from the Vietnam War Are leveling off officials said and the Overall military Force has just about reached its Peak. In fact these officials said the Overall . Military strength May decline slightly in mid-1969, which would Mark the first dip in the armed forces manpower since 1965.Overall military strength by next july is expected to Beabout 3,480,000. A year later officials expect that total May slip barring unforeseen Viet Nam emergencies to 3,475,000. This decrease expected to Bein the army will result because the 525,000-troop Vietnam Ceil ing is about to be reached and training requirements will present there Are about cont. On Page % col. G unofficial newspaper of . Forces in Europe North Africa and the Middle East y"26lio276 if 21855 a sunday january 21, 1968 5 daily 10 sunday d turks accept greek Junta first in nato grave after new surgery Stanford Calif. A Mike Kasperak s condition con Linued extremely critical saturday As internal bleeding spread throughout his body. He received More than 20 pints of blood in transfusions since undergoing surgery Friday. A bulletin from the Stanford medical Center said doctors suspect that Kasperak who has lived with a transplanted heart since Jan. 6, May be developing an overwhelming blood infect the patient is receiving continuous transfusions of blood and plasma and massive doses and steroids the bulletin said. Semi conscious Kasperak is breathing is aided by a Respirator and an artificial kid Ney is being used. Despite his critical condition and the continuing blood trans fusions his doctors said that his transplanted heart continues to respond underwent his third major surgery Friday in Les than a week. After his latest operation his physicians expressed concern about the possibility of Choice president Johnson talks with Clar Clifford whom he has nominated to succeed Robert s. Mcnamara As Secretary of defense background stories on Page 4. A photo act follows nov. Cyprus War scare Athens a Turkey abandoned the stand of its nato partners saturday and became the first member of the organization to extend formal recognition to the greek Junta. Diplomats in Athens an Ankara Felt the move would Lead other nato members to do like Wise. For the moment however there was an element of irony inthe situation. The United states and Britain traditional friends of Greece Are still withholding recognition. The first Nat country to give it was about to go to War with Greece just two months ago Over Cyprus. Turkey became the second country to recognize the Athens cont. On Page z to col. 1 i. Cols. Suffer most 9 stalks retiring officers infectious influences attacking the weakened system of the cont. On Paye 2h col. 2 weather partly Cloudy and hazy. Little change old a Frankfurt Heidelberg High 40, Icett Emper nure8 recorded saturday 4 4 to pm a Jin Adana 64 Athens r 4 27 Valano p u 39 Berlin pm fun _ i 39 Frankfurt c48 48 London r a Clear a partly cd 4 4 am pm 34 69 Madrid p 30 34 Munich p 48 46 Paru c 45 48 Prestwick p39 55 Roma p 54 54 wheelus p Udy a rain.2nd weather win a Washington a a for Mer army psychiatrist reports discovery of an emotionally up setting retirement syndrome among commissioned career officers nearing Check out time with lieutenant colonels the chief sufferers. Being passed Over for promo Tion for the last time especially As regards lieutenant colonels failing to make full colonel be fore retirement is a chief precipitating cause of the syn drome said or. Barry r. Ber key. The syndrome includes anxiety report Nal on i nnrliplnllllvli�3vh l tents break colonel accepted Success the offic a Lieut rank w vice predent the reporting in a medical Jour Al a study he made of an undisclosed number of such a Erkey said thing the rank of Fullor higher is generally As having achieved in a military career. To officers seen retirement a tenant colonel or lower was tantamount to being president but not the presi the understudy but not the not As Good As the next Man having some inner defect these were the feelings conveyed by officers who had failed to make higher Berkey s report was in Mili tary Medicine journal of the association of military surgeons of the United states. He said emotional problems also often beset civilians As they near retirement but they usually Are in the old age group whereas military retirees Are relatively Young men. Moreover military men face cont. On Patuc col t i imm Mim i mum i answer sos for kidney i be by George Eber staff writer German needed life of Lacy. His Niece Deborah Rhine main air base Friday evening arriving there at 9 30. Keys was in the Field near the 21-year-old keys whose Ansbach when the red Cross Home is Mountain View Calif., told Jacobson that he or l a,lca11 for help went out1 1 000 my a a keys of he co in of Vii corps hot """3c11 headed for Al 6 we Rhu i saturday a the Chance to save the Call was received Here about10 30 . Friday by capt. Douglass Jacobson telling him that time was running out for the Little girl hospitalized since nov. 16. Keys was finally reached inthe Field and he was Back in Nellinger by 5 p.m., whence was the Only one of 22 Mem Bers of the immediate family with two functioning had agreed three years ago to contribute a kidney i necessary when it was deter mined that his blood Type an kidneys were compatible with he was driven by Jacobson to those of his Niece. Keys reportedly had planned Eto go Home on leave in March e for the transplant operation. At Rhine main the Way was = cleared fur him to catch a military flight that had been = delayed for two Days and 5through Yucom Headquarters � at Patch Barracks Stuttgart the Way was paved to whisk = keys from Mcguire air base =n.j., to Albuquerque where = he would join his Niece in emergency surgery. = . . blast rips Rotterdam Oil refinery Rotterdam up violent explosion and fire destroyed part of the huge Shell Oil refinery saturday sending flames nearly 400 feet into the sky. Two persons were killed anymore than 60 injured four seriously in a blast and Blaz described As the Higgel Oil fire in the Netherlands manager Theo Van Den Berg estimated damage tothe Complex at millions of cause of the explosion was not known but Van Den bergs id it apparently occurred at the paraffin refinery where work requires extremely High tem menaced flames raced through nearby buildings and dangerously near big Oil gasoline and Gas storage tanks before being stopped. Nine hours later two tanks were still burning but firemen said the was under control. About150 firemen from the refinery Rotterdam and nearby Luar Dingen fought the with 50 Barrier was erected around the Square mile Harbor complexes Oil Laden barges wore towed to other refineries. The blast shattered thousands of window panes in the area

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