European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 24 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 24, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse7 we Jav Var Paramount Calif up a chartered helicopter taking passengers to los Angeles froma fun filled Day at nearby Disneyland crashed in flames Here wednesday killing All 23 persons aboard including nine ohioans on a family vacation. The cause of the crash was listed tentatively As Rotor fail ure after witnesses told of seeing a Rotor Blade spin off the Craft moments before it plunge to Earth raining debris Over a Dairy Angeles airways suggested the crash May have Bee caused by a collision but Wil Liam. Byerly of the Federal aviation Agency said investigators had no evidence of was the worst helicopter Accident Ever to occur in the United states safety officials in Washington said. The worst pre Vious crash involved a Chicago helicopter airways Sikorsky-58, which crashed in Forest Park,111., on july 27, 1960, killing All 11 passengers and 2 s deputies said witnesses reported the helicopter in route to los Angeles from Anaheim heliport two blocks from Disney land apparently disintegrated in rained onto build Ings before the main part of the chopper crashed into a Dairy pasture filled with cows an burst into flames. Mrs. Jack Garner of Columbus Ohio said she was notified that her parents grandmother three uncles and two aunts were on the listed them As or. And mrs. J. A. Mack her parents Walter Mack an Uncle and mrs. Ina Sanders her grandmother allow North Canton Ohio and aunts and uncles or. And . C. Sanders of Mingo june front. On Page 2if col. 1 fun then death the wreckage of a helicopter which crashed on a flight with Pas sengers from Disneyland to los Angeles lies in a California Dairy pasture. A photo unofficial newspaper of . Force in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 27, no. 37 if 21855 a Friday May 24, 1968 5 daily 10 sunday d siege sniper Short Houston up a sup j posed sniper holding a huge in i dust rial Complex along the hous ton ship Channel at Bay for near Fly eight hours thursday turned put to be a Short circuit in thei wiring system at an Oyster Shell crushing Plant. 1 the Short caused a conveyor Belt to Bounce against a Meta pipe producing a sound like Pel lets hitting Metal. Neal Rogers criminal investigator for the sheriff s office said the search which brought out More than 100 policemen Ana Mored car two refining com Pany tugboats and several fire j trucks was being called off. The sounds were so realistic Wagner gets Madrid Post new York a former new York mayor Robert f. Wagner has been nominated to serve As ambassador to Spain vice president Hubert a Humphrey said thursday. Humphrey in new York on Campaign trip confirmed re ports that the Spanish govern mint has agreed to the Nomina on. Earlier Story on Page 3. Hat Deputy sheriff John Brit Jaid he believed he had been hit on the Heel of his shoe. He said his foot was bruised and he thought he could see Oyster Shell son a Road being kicked up. After being told about t h Short he said he still Felt there was another sound different fro that and that there appeared to be bullets hitting in the area. It was intense enough that everyone was running for cover he said. It was not jus the popping his report was strengthened by the finding of an ammunition clip for .30-Cal. Ammunition but officers said it could have been there before the incident and might even have been some thing a policeman dropped. Night watchman l. A. Meuth said we did not see any Sand kicking up. It sounded like spit Ting in a electrician a a. Graves said he had left an Elbow off a con Duit and water had dropped into the electrical Hue to a splice where it caused the Short. The spark cracked and the sound reverberated through the conduit he said. The first reports of gunfire cant on Page 24, ool. 5 7 lbs say Washington up pres ident Johnson said thursday the United states continued to believe an honorable peace can be achieved in Vietnam despite the fact North Vietnam has not shown any sign since the Start of the Paris talks of reducing its military with obvious feeling As he conferred the presidential unit citation on the 26th Marine regiment and its reinforcing units for holding the outpost of Khe Sanh Early this year against seven week siege by North talks May fail ., reds admit Paris up the unite states and Hanoi thursday faced up to the possibility their stale mated Vietnam talks might col lapse. Both said they did not want a breakdown but would hold the other responsible if it occurred.. Ambassador at Large w. Averell Harriman said the talks could break Down if Hanoi continues refusing to scale Down it level of Vietnam fighting. However he said my judg some i allowances ruled out it _ i by Marc duets a Washington Bureau chief Washington is Young enlisted men who get married overseas will no longer a eligible for station por diem housing and Cost of Hsiug allowances while they Are abroad according to a new ruling by the de fens department s per dem travel allowance committee. The ruling affects enlisted men in grades61 through e4 with four years of service or &\lwuyim.11ieet,general defense Ange is in line wit that they Are not authorized to have dependents overseas those with More rank or service will continue to draw the daily amounts vary by rank and coun try. In London and Wiesbaden for example those affected will no longer receive additional $1.95 or $1.25 respectively for Cost Omi ving allowance is not paid in Formosa on the other hand conies to an additional $.70 ands 40 for living costs while in Manila u amounts to $1.25 for housing and $,60 for Liv ing costs. Ment is that we Are Here for along North vietnamese source said the Only Way a breakdown can be prevented is if the unite states bows to Hanoi s reiterated demands for unconditional end ing of bombing and All other acts of War against the United states has refused this without concessions by Hanoi which the communists in turn refuse to give. However North vietnamese sources continued to insist they want serious negotiations Andare willing to open these also provided the United states end unconditionally All acts of War against the talks Are on ice for four Days after four formal session which proved unproductive and showed no Prospect of a break through. The next session is scheduled for monday spent part of thurs Day a French ascension Day Public Holiday working in his . Embassy North vietnamese kept out of sight behind the High stonewalls and heavily guarded Stee Gates of their Headquarters at a cont. Of Page acol so vietnamese forces Johnson said we believe an honorable peace can be achieved i Vietnam but if there must be More fighting before it comes we shall not be found Johnson s remarks coincide with testimony on Capitol Hill by defense Secretary Clark who said the United states must be prepared tonight and negotiate at the same time Clifford too spoke of More heavy fighting ahead in testimony before the Senate sub committee on defense approx Ria presented a citation in a colourful Cabinet room Cere Mony to col. David e. Lownds the 26th regiment is a twice wounded combat Veteran of world War ii Korea and the dominican Republic was flanked by sgt. Maj. Agrippa Warren Smith of the 1st in 9th marines one of the reinforcing elements of the26th. Johnson referring to the Paris talks Between the United states and North Vietnam told the Cabinet room Assembly it was still not Clear that Hanoi just Andis ready for a honorable flow of conf. Of Page 2 men col. 3 and weather partly Cloudy and Cool. Little Changa saturday. Frankfurt Heidelberg High 59i Low 41. Temperatures recorded thursday get 4 4 am pm 59 63 Madrid p 45 55 Munich cd 4 4 am pm 72 84 Adana p 66 82 Athens c 50 to Aviano p 45 52 Berlin cd 46 54 Frankfurt cd 45 61 London p a Clear cd Cloudy a partly Cloudy.2nd weather Wmk 45 57 Prestwick p 55 72 Rome p 79 wheelus o

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