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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - July 12, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 24 the Start and stripes Clifford to visit Vietnam assess War situation continued from a son and president Nguyen Van , the . Military commander in Vietnam is expected to remain in Saigon for Clifford s visit and then go to Hawaii. Informants said Clifford is expected to spend most of his time in Saigon but will make Homefield trips. The vietnamese have no made known who will accompany Thieu on the trip but inform ants said vice president Ngien Cao by probably will Rettin Saigon. Clifford noted there has been some diminution in the level cd the fighting in recent he said we must face the reality that there is a great Deal of activity by the enemy in northernmost provinces of South Vietnam near the demilitarized zone and also around Saigon."1 believe we must anticipate the possibility of an offensive injury or August Clifford said. He told newsmen that Fiel commanders agree that the number of . Troops in Viet Nam is adequate and sufficient to Deal with any offensive the enemy might mount. In discussing enemy activity he said that North vietnamese and Viet Cong strength has risen to about eight divisions in the couple killed by storm in Stuttgart area Stuttgart a a big cleanup operation is under Way in the area West and Northwest of this South German Industrial Center after a severe Thunder storm accompanied by High winds and Hail a roofed House Sand toppled Trees. In the Village of Ottenhausen a Man and his wife were killed when their House collapsed atthe height of wednesday night s of others were reported injured throughout the was expected to run into the millions police severe storm entered in the area including the cities of Pforzheim Cal and Vaihinger. Firemen aided by police Andred Cross workers struggled through the night to Clear Street Sand tend the injured. The West German army also was called on for assistance. Only slight damage to .military property was reported but an american dependent wife was injured when she was picked up by High winds and hurled through the air in downtown Pforzheim the injured woman is the wife of spec. 4 Albert Flores of the579th ordnance co. She was taken to the 130th station hos Pital in Heidelberg where she was reported in Good condition thursday com z he said. The following . Army engr omd units were put on Alert to provide assistance if asked 249thengr in Karlsruhe 39th engr up Ulm and 6970th labor serv ice up Ettlinger Heads up Faconti Mcd from Page 1 just a Breeze compared to the Nijm Egen International four Day marches beginning tuesday at Camp Heumer Sord in the Netherlands a hiking event sponsored by the Royal Netherland league for physical culture. It will be the second such com petition for the Blackhawk. Al though there is no official Winner Martin said the consensus last year was that the Blackhawk were the top group. This year we re All in a lot better shape spec. 4 Douglas Mears of Newport calif., said. Indian mining town starting to sink Calcutta a part of the mining town of Kulti is gradually sinking following underground explosions police reported. Parts of the residential area had dropped about four feet and some 500 houses were showing cracks. At least 10 Homes received heavy damage. Late sports Baltimore a ear Weaver a minor league player and manager for most of Bis baseball career was named thursday to replace flan Bauer As manager of the Balti More orioles. For servicemen Only $10 gift exemption saved Washington is the $10duty-free gift exemption has been saved for servicemen Over seas and at sea Joseph a. Scerra commander in chief of the veterans of foreign wars said had written president Johnson last May 17 objecting Toa plan to remove the exemption pointing out that overseas servicemen Are not members of the fun seeking Jet the vow chief requested the president s personal intervention to prevent a grave injustice from being perpetrated on the fighting men of our armed Scerra said he has now received notification from the White House that the Secretary of the Treasury on reconsideration had decided not to Ter Minate the present $10 exemption. The original Treasury proposal would have reduced the duty free exemption to $1, part of a pack age aimed at reducing the nation s balance of payments Defi Cit. It would have applied to Al americans abroad military and civilian except for servicemen in vow commander said he had written Johnson thanking him for his intervention. Floods sweep English areas continued from Page i since the blitzes of world War ii and in nearby Bristol the water reached the top of double Decker buses. Passengers were taken off by rubber dinghies and Bristol Airport officials worked through the night by candlelight. By mid morning some area reported the floods subsiding. Officials called the rain which began late wednesday the worst in 46 years in Western floods isolated towns and villages collapse houses washed out Bridges felled Trees across roads an killed hundreds of sheep and cattle. Electricity As Well a Telephone services were Cut in some areas. Even in London which escaped major flooding scores of motorists abandoned their cars and basements in some parts of the City were Birmingham and Oxford where the University Washin by flooding the River Alne burst its Banks and firemen sounded a Siren to Wake the 3.000 residents of Henley in a Den before Dawn. Fever halts huh Washington a Vic president Hubert ii. Humphrey running a 101-degree tempera Ture cancelled thursday a Campaign trip to the West cancelling the trip Humphrey issued what recalled a major policy statement calling for continuing . Mili tary assistance including Jet planes to Israel pending a per manent Middle East settlement. But he contended the real answer lies in agreed disarmament adding he favors . Diplomatic efforts to con Vince Israel s Arab neighbor they should pursue a general , aides and secret service agents were preparing to Board Humphrey s chartered Jet thursday morning for a flight to los Angeles when word came from his physician Edgar Ber Man that the vice president had not shaken Oft the ailment had forced him to postpone his originally scheduled departure wednesday and miss a citizens for Humphrey rally at los Angeles. Europe gis called Well integrated continue at from Page v Berlin Munich and Wiesbaden Germany in May. The defense official found the services Are fully integrated. Moskowitz singled out the part negroes Are playing in school activities arid Parent-teacher1 associations. Moskowitz said he found Les housing discrimination in Gener Al in Europe than in the unite states although the pattern in this country is improving As result of defense efforts and supreme court open housing decisions. Negro troops in the unite kingdom and West Germany re ported isolated cases of discrimination against them by Home owners and in bars the defens official said but in Italy and in Spain he and Bennett found nondiscrimination. The most common complain the officials heard from White and negro servicemen All Over Europe had to do with promotion opportunities. This he said has nothing to do with race relations or two most frequently heard complaints from negro service men he said concerned alleged disparities in article 15 or non judicial punishment and a Lack of soul negro entertainment at service and noncommissioned officer Don t know if there is really any disparity in punishment Given to White and negro troops Moskowitz said but passed this information on to the appropriate soul entertainment is a More sophisticated problem. Ina Way this goes to show the degree of Progress the armed forces have made in the past five years. Years ago there was real discrimination and people had More important things to com Plain about than the Type of entertainment they had at advised negroes who want More soul entertain ment to get on the Board of governors of clubs and make weather fair to partly Cloudy. Increasing temperature saturday. Frankfurt Heidelberg nigh 74, Low 69. Tenpo Arturet recorded thursday Catu 4 4 am pm m 88 Madrid p 70 04 Munich p 63 69 part p 68 69 pre Tolck p 78 01 Rome c 68 90 Wheelu � 4 4 am pm 88 104 Adana c 84 97 Athene p 70 84 Valano o 61 76 Berlin r 68 72 Frankfurt r 54 61 London p Clear p partly Cloudy their voices negro servicemen find less discrimination in Europe than in the United states mos Kowitz said negroes can still be lonely and would much rather be Home than two defense officials in the company of military an local police also included a Vari Ety of bars and night spots inthe four countries to get a first hand impression of How negro servicemen Are treated. They heard of isolated barroom Inci dents Between White and negro servicemen. These Are caused he said by a tendency of some militants to congregate in Small groups. On the whole however the troubles that result do no represent a True picture of Mili tary race relations in Europe Moskowitz said. The equal Opportunity pro Gram needs continued attention Moskowitz found. Normal personnel practices though nondiscriminatory tend to ignore the interests of the negro service men. A special awareness is required to prevent isolation and its attendant problems. Our visit helped create this awareness. The military departments should continue this the defense official plans two More such trips in the near future one to Southeast Asia and another to other major troop concentrations in the far East. Pentagon oks Nii Elear pact Washington a the defense department endorsed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty wednesday As an important step Forward toward new forms of Security and said it gives cautious encouragement to prospects for further .-soviet disarmament defense Secretary Paul Nitse and Gen. Earle , chairman of the joint chiefs of Stalf set Forth the Pentagon position As the Senate foreign relations committee opened its second Day of hear Ings. President Johnson is pressing for Quick Senate approval of the treaty. Secretary of state Dean Rusk testified wednesday that ratification is necessary if there Are to be reasonable prospects for dealing with the perils m the spread of nuclear Wear Gnu v 1 corps area around Mem an increase from tin. L four to six divisions previous Clifford also announced he Vii Umer i p ians 10 go ahead development and ultimate miss sols Vuper Progress in the submarine he declined to discuss being for the project under a group being formed a Rrapi Ped by indirection i warm. Hyman g. Hicko Vor � criticism of pen tags cwt authorities who Rickolt legend used studios and mow studies to hold up do vetoes Ofil Nowr v a Guiot sub Mari the defense Secretary Dafen red or. John s. Foster the � agon s research and Engineer ing chief and Rickover s targe saying he Clifford regrets the criticism should be placed on personal basis. The quiet sub Issue separate from the new High Speed submarine Given the go ahead is Munder study. Clifford said declared the United stale should push ahead with the development of the Sentinel Anli missile system pending the nuclear weapons control talks stressing the importance of negotiation from Vietnam Clifford said i am unable to predict at this time the possibility of withdraw ing american troops in 1969" inthe absence of some agreement at the Paris talks with North vietnamese representatives. The beginnings of any withdrawal would be contingent on the South vietnamese army being built to close to one Mil lion men and modernized i arms and equipment being Able to. Replace . Forces in the major Battle Effort. It is a Cardinal Point of .policy to get the South Viet namese in shape to do this Assoon As possible. However Clifford would not go beyond saying he Hopes the South vietnamese forces ultimately will develop to that Point Clifford last was in Vietnam in 1967 when he stopped Oil there while on a special Mission with Gen. Maxwell i. Taylor former chairman of the join chiefs of staff and currently a presidential adviser. 34 will a second Star Washington is Dent Johnson has announced the i names of 34 army brigadier generals and 58 colonels who have been selected for Tempo Lary promotions. I three of the Gifu rals and four colonels Are in Kurop. J those due for two slur Rar flare Herron n. Riipus Depuhl cd 7th army support com Mand John f. Of Rennol chief staff Vii corps lick j. W 1staff, he usurp if and we army. Those due for of Star Rel Are James j. Ursano he rilo110, maj. Gen. John s. Commanding general of maj. Gen. Elmer h. Of jr., Deputy chief o b a operations us aria maj. Gen. Donald h. 3 commanding Tiu ral to army div

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