European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jul 17 1968, Page 22

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - July 17, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePago 24 the stars and stripes soviet troops slow to leave czechs report Prague up the withdrawal of soviet troops from Czechoslovakia was making lit the Progress tuesday the National news Agency ctr said. At the same time political sources reported the la Man Rul ing presidium of the czechoslovak communist party met to study the crisis in the country relations with the rest of t h e East european bloc. As it did the czech defense minister politely asked the soviet Union to keep out of Czechoslovakia s affairs. No communique on the meet ing of the presidium was issued and no reliable comment was available. Czechs themselves took the War of nerves in their stride and life in Prague was going on normally. Ctr said soviet troops wore continuing to move towards the frontiers after the Warsaw pact troop Maneu vers. The news Agency said some units which started to move last saturday were expected to Cross the Bor Ders some time tuesday night but indicated others would not bout of the country before Sun Day after crossing the whole of Czechoslovakia from their pres ent positions. Russ buying shoe the Prague evening newspaper Vecerin Praha said russian sol Diers were buying shoes by the thousands As souvenirs from Prague. We Hope these souvenirs will mean a pleasant memory for the soldiers Vecerin Praha memories of the Warsaw pact staff Maneu vers will hardly be quite As Nice. The soviets clearly have overstayed the key to the situation was Aletter to czech communists from a Warsaw meeting of the soviet Union and four of her Hartline allies. East Germany and Hungary. Its con tents were not disclosed but i obviously reflected concern at the Independence movement i Czechoslovakia. A clue to the contents of the letter Lay in a communique is sued after the Warsaw meeting monday. Basically it said the drive for More Freedom i Czechoslovakia is the work of imperialist subversion despite communist party Leader Alex Ander Dubcek s pledges it loyalty to Moscow. Routed from lint s wine Day 1961 aussies withdraw jets in Tuluii Laid Canberra up Australia will withdraw its eight Sabre Jet fighters from Ubon Thailand defense minister Ailen fair Hal said said the planes will return to Butterworth in malay where they were stationed be fore going to Thailand in july1962. The decision was made after consultation with the thai and United states governments. Viet Cong sniffed out 193 Kille Saigon up american troops flushed out guerrillas with a people sniffer invaded their rat s nest hideout and killed 193 on the Southern approaches to Saigon in fighting tuesday . Spokesmen said. Carried in helicopters the top secret personnel detecting peo ple sniffer machines sniff o u Thuman doors and consequently guerrilla trails hideouts Camps and even underground bunkers. The machines were introduced in Vietnam last year. Three fights one of them only16 Miles from the Center of Sai gon flared throughout the night and into tuesday in the first Battles near the capital in nearly two weeks despite persistent re ports the Viet Cong wore Muster ing for an offensive. An american ambush patrol discovered the guerrillas South West of the City and called inthe people sniffer to determine How Many there were. There were a Large number along the Banks of the Vam co Dong River known by . Soldiers As the rat s quickly brought in reinforcements and pinned Cheviet Cong against the River Bank. Fortas says he was in top talks continued fro associated mostly client Foran president ability Toad state Forta president has never Page 1 As lawyer Many years the has Confidence in my Analyse the situation the pros and of help insisted that the of the United state directly or indirectly. Discussed anything with me that might come before the president of the United states since i have been Justise has done me the Honor of indicating in a few instance that i could be of help and 1 have been asked to come to the White House to participate at would be very misleading to allow the impression to prevail that this occurs frequently. It is very infrequent Fortas said. My role has been one solely of sitting in meetings while other people expressed their views Fortas said. The president expects me to sum Marize. He always Calls on me Small hearing room on Capitol Hill was packed when Fortas. Wearing a dark Grey business suit entered accompanied by sen. Albert Gore d Tenn. Meets members for t As nodded to a few friends and sat Down Momenta Rily at the witness table before Gore escorted him into an inner chamber to meet other Mem Bers of the judiciary commit tee. Gore on presenting Fortas to the committee noted tha Fortas if confirmed will be the loth chief Justice of the unite states. None of his predecessor appeared or were asked to appear before a Senate commit tee. He is the Only nominee to be asked Gore said that Fortas Wel comes the precedent of appearing but cautioned the committee to be aware of limitations on its questions because of the Independent character of the judiciary in the Federal As a senator May not be required to justify a vote on Abill Gore said neither May a Justice be compelled to answer questions about supreme court judiciary committee must approve Fortas Elevation to chief Justice before it goes to the full Senate for Confirma Drew censure mainly from a band of Senate republicans for presuming to fill the chief Justice seat Lute inthe final year of his last term a so called lame Duck appointment in their terminology. His Choice of Fortas and of Texas circuit court judge Homer Thornberry to Fil Fortas seat also brought charges of cronyism based on the president s Long standing Friendship with the two men. Lost s sgt. Maj. Named top \4 o weather partly Cloudy with Chance of afternoon Howe i slightly warmer . Finnk Furt Heidelberg High 68, Low 55. Temperature of recorded tuesday get 4 4 am pin 73 93 Adana p 75 86 Athens c 61 66 a Juno r 57 66 Berlin p 55 61 Frankfurt p 54 64 London p a Clear Al Cloudy a rain. 4 4 no pm 57 s3 Madrid p 55 69 Munich p 46 63 Paris p 51 69 pretty ice cd 66 79 Rome p 76 84 wheelus c a partly Cloudy 2nd weather Wing continued from Page 1 Johnson retired army chief of staff presented Wooldridge with the distinguished service medal for eminently meritorious serv ice As the first sergeant major of the army. The award was made at the Pentagon shortly before Johnson retired this is the first enlisted Man to receive the dam sine a world War ii. Thu award nor Mally goes Only to senior offi a name continued from / pm i. 12 Miles from came Julia. A major mar a shaling Point for comm must troops and supplies headed from Cambodia into South niotnara.1 talks. I coils Tomii if i h rat 1 the russian opening speech concluded however that Amer and Russia want to discuss a silos in Complete privacy a a from Geneva Olu Loand if such a he achieved he. La states would be i consider reductions o United slates soviet Union Ilkiv responsibility to Hen telc arms race Fate of Mankind Pend on thu manner two nations discharge us u i two for 232, was launched ranging from 125 from the Eurth. Into an orbit to 245 mile tand a i a ll1 � j Korea floods kill Seoul up t. ,.were killed and Reno the ing tuesday when Torre sent Lwood Wales eras Homes in the Yir Noilea Southeast of

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