European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 5 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 5, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseUnofficial Newi Popof of . Farm in tur opt North Africa and it Middle East i 27, no. 18 if 21855 a sunday May 5, 1968 5 Dally 10 sunday about Kim my if will Speed promotion my. By Marc let is Washington Bureau chief Washington is the air Force announced Friday a major change in its enlisted promotion pro Gram which should Speed the advancement of about 160,000 airmen . E3 to sergeant e4starting in air Force said it will set up a two zone system a Best qualified one to consider All eligible e3s with less than 40 months of Active service and a fully qualified one for those with 40 or in the Best qualified zone will be considered = by promotion boards under quota and promotion Man e gement list control just As they Are now but airmen in the fully qualified category will be advanced on e their unit commander s authority without quota or e cont. On Page 2j, col. 3 e Airliner crashes in Texas 84 dead patients improve by United press International an Arizona accountant and a California Carpenter were in hospitals 1,600 Miles apart saturday recuperating fro the world s eighth and ninth heart transplant operations. A third Man the 10th transplant patient was reported 1 fit in London s National wreckage a Rescue worker holds a Navy officer s Cap found in the wreckage of the Electra which crashed during an electrical storm. Associated press photo i learn Hospital Everett c. Thomas jr., the 47 Icar old Phoenix ariz., account knt was in satisfactory con lotion at Houston s St. Luke a episcopal Hospital. At Stanford calif., Josep Tizor 40, a Salinas Carpenter remained in fair condition but laced a very critical period. Or. Norman e. Shumway who transplanted the heart of an ath Letic Telephone company analyst into Rhizor thursday said t h e hew Organ was pumping blood six times faster than the diseased heart which was removed. Rizor received the heart Ofui Alolph Anderson 43, of san Carlos an avid athlete who ran to Miles every morning bowled ice a week and liked to hike and swim. Anderson died of a up Oke. Rizor had suffered three heart cont. On Page col s Alt record a kill 856 in red Divi Saigon up . Soldiers sailors and marines at Dong a teamed with South vietnamese troops to defeat a full North vietnamese division which launched the biggest communist assault of the War military spokesmen said saturday. The North vietnamese lost 856of the 8,000 men they committed to the four Day Battle against5,000 Allied troops defending the major Supply base just below the demilitarized zone the spokes men said. Cancer s image Insky. Derby Louisville Story became years to Dor a Bobby the first jockey win consecutive Bies when he dancer s image to ask Tow Victory saturday in a play on the rail. He Paidw-20. $4.40 and $-5. R Gunvard pass from Calumet finished second in a photo finish Over Saddle Hock farm or Runcie s hat with the Lato . Commercial fourth and Kentucky Sherry fifth. Did t make his move until the final eighth mile after Forward pass had finally caught the pacesetter Kentucky s image was timed in 2 02 1/5, the slowest Derby since carry Back won in 1961. The Victory was Worth $122.000to Boston sportsman Peter Ful Ler. It was second highest payoff in Derby history and raised dancer s Imago s earnings to$359,234. The photo finish camera caught the fighting was at times so intense that marines stripped weapons from dead North Viet namese when they ran Low on am munition and fought their layout of a trap. Until the . 196th Light in Fantry brigade jumped in to help the marines sailors and govern ment troops it was a give and take North vietnamese Force was the largest Ever mustered for one strike the spokesmen said . Forces lost 75 men killed and 394 wounded an the South vietnamese units lost 27 killed and 99 officials also reported at least 456 enemy troops killed within 25 Miles of the capital Dur ing the past two the last Battle elements of the . 1st inf div tangled witha Large Viet Cong Force about 12 Miles North of the capital an within easy striking distance of Saigon or the huge american War Complex at Bien Hoa and Long Binh. The infantrymen reported kill ing 193 while suffering seven cont. Of Page 2-i col. It blows up in midst of storm Corsicana Tex. Up a Braniff International elec tra Airliner flying through blinding rain and lightning crashed in a Ball of flame Friday in a pasture near the Central Texas town of Daw son. All 84 persons aboard were witness said the four engine Turboprop Electra a late version of the trouble plagued Lockheed aircraft which was grounded for a while in the Early 1960s, blew up in a re Flash in the air and the fuselage fish tailed Down. The Fri said in Washington that there was no reason to suspect foul was the first major u. S. Airline crash in 1968 and the first serious one since nov. 20, 1967, when a trans world airlines con Vair jetliner bound from los Angeles to Boston fell Short of the runway at Cincinnati Airport and killed 69 said the plane left Houston at 5 11 . On flight to Dallas. It was scheduled to go on to Tulsa,okla., and Memphis. Braniff officials said the plane sent Aroutine message after leaving Houston. The crash occurred Between 5 30 . And 5 41 . Cloyce Floyd postmaster of Dawson about a mile away from the crash scene said he was driving along in heavy rain when he saw a red looked Over to the left and i could see this red Ball of fire hanging Back there about the size of the Sun he said. Fro the Glare of the fire i could see the fuselage sort of Fishtail Langdown. Then it hit and explode identified the five crewmen As capt. J. , first officer Jack cont. On p Ige 2j, col. 5 dancer s image Stover Forward pass. Lengths weather Cloudy to mostly Cloudy with occasion in rain. Little change monday. Frankfurt Heidelberg High 72. Low 43. Temperatures recorded Icet 4 4 Vul pin 60 57 Madrid r 48 to Munich p 64 61 Paris a 41 48 Prestwick. P 57 79 Rome p 77 wheelus p Cloudy a rain. 2nd weather Wing 4 4 am pin 6i 91 Adam. P 66 75 Athens p 56 64 Aviano cd 45 73 Berlin p 46 to Frankfurt p 43 65 London r i Cloudy l partly victims stewardesses to Carol Ratul left and Suzanne Elizabeth Leuz were among those killed. A photos

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