European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 24 1968, Page 23

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 24, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 24 the stars and stripes May 24 Paris police throw weight behind strikers Paris up thousands of Paris police. Threw their support to striking workers thursday an warned president Charles de Gaulle they would in no Cas serve a regime that did not re 23 killed of copter continued from Page f Tion Ohio and or. And mrs. Howard gulp of Canton. She also named Mary Katcher of Steubenville Ohio a family Friend As aboard. Another victim was John , 46, mayor of red Bluff in California s Sacramento Val Ley. He was in route Home from a meeting of mayors and Cit councilman. The helicopter was reported to have had three crewmen 20 passengers and regular govern ment mail aboard. A fireman said All of the bodies were found in the seats of the blackened and twisted wreckage near heavily travelled Alondra Boulevard and Garfiel Avenue. Jack Brady owner of Western tooling co., said the wreckage of the s61ls helicopter hit outbuilding. It must have blow up in the air. It bounced off thereof leaving some holes bounced across the Street an landed in a Dairy. It landed right in the Middle of the Dairy cows i believe. Mail was scattered for couple blocks he added. The Plant did not catch fire but there was a pretty Good Blaze in the Dairy said the s61ls was operated on a charter basis Byblos Angeles airways inc. Another witness Edwar Bilyeu a filling station Atten Dant said he saw the helicopter Drifting toward him at an Altitude of about 400 , he said he began was disintegrating right in the air Bilyeu said. All sorts of pieces kept falling off and Drifting away like traffic congestion was reported throughout the area hampering efforts of emergency vehicles to reach the of sightseers walked to View the wreckage. Heavy arguments new Delhi a lawyers of new Delhi High court Are on a sit out strike. They claim chunks of plaster fall on their Heads inside the court. Sped the officers de Gaulle thus lost the certainty that one of his main supports the 26,000-Man police Force would Back him to the Hilt if labor chads led to violence. The National Union of police and surety National officers forbidden by Law to strike issued communique saying it Hopes the Public Power will hot systematically oppose the police and the it warned that some missions could pose Seri Ous questions of conscience to police. The police issued their com Munique after de Gaulle held a rubbish disposal youths who clashed with riot police in Paris feed fires they started in the latin Quarter. Garbage and crates have piled up during the paralysing City strikes. A failure of talks feared continued from Page 1 Villa owned by the French communist party in suburban Choisy stopped twice to talk to newsmen on his Way Toad from the . Embassy. He was asked about a state ment by chief Hanoi negotiator Xuan Thuy at wednesday s ses Sion suggesting publicly for the first time the talks could breakdown and charging the United states would Bear the full Harriman said he did not re Gard this As a walkout threat. However he conceded there i always a possibility the talks would break Down if Hanoi continues refusing to scale Down the level of they Don t show any signs of restraint there s no Guaran tee the talks can last Harri Man said. But my judgment i that we Are Here for a Long an honorable peace possible lbs says continued from Page 1 equipment from North Vietnam has never been greater than it is now he said adding that during the Paris talks thus far there had been continue intense fighting in South Viet Nam with no visible Lessen ing of the North vietnamese efforts. Johnson said Hanoi was telling its forces in South Vietnam they must continue their offensive to help their negotiators in declared we shall not be Defeated on the Battlefield while the talks go besides Lownds outfit attached units some from the army Navy and air Force were included in the presiden tial Force Secretary Harold Brown said in a speech Las week that the Victory at Khe Sanh May Well be the most important decision of the the siege by North vietnamese troops started on Jan. 20 and lasted for seven weeks. . Losses in the Khe Sanh operation were listed at 204 killed and 1,622 wounded As com pared with 1,561 enemy killed be tween nov. 1 1967 and March 31. Of the . Dead 199 were killed Between Jan. 20 and the end of March when Khe san was under almost constant shelling and . Pilots we remaking a total of 24,000 air attacks 2,500 of them by b52bombers, on the North vietnamese forces. More than 103,000 tons of bombs were dropped on the North vietnamese units around he Sanh. They were also pounded by 104,000 rounds of artillery and Mortor fire. The marines said during the Peak month of february the enemy by comparison fired only4,404 artillery mortar and rocket rounds at Khe Sanh an adjacent outposts. But on feb. 23 alone 1,300 enemy rounds fell on Khe Sanh. Servicemen overseas plea made to save $10 gift exemption Washington is say ing that overseas servicemen Are not members of the fun seeking Jet set the commander of the veterans of foreign wars asked president Johnson wednesday to save the $10 duty free gift exemption. In a letter to the president Joseph a. Scerra requested John son s personal interest and intervention to prevent a grave injustice from being perpetrated on the fighting men of our armed said that the Treasury department s reply to his letter of inquiry of april 10 made it cd or that Treasury officials were planning to deprive . Military personnel outside of Vietnam of their present $10 duty free exemption on gifts mailed Home. The vow commander said he realized this proposal does not apply to the $50 gift mailing exemption to those serving in Viet Nam which the vow s letter said the vow is dismayed by the Treasury department s letter which in re Spect to mailing gifts Home lumps our servicemen overseas in the same category As is the firm opinion of the vow that if the Treasury depart ment s plan to deprive these men of their present $10 duty free gift mailing exemption is permitted to take place it will not materially reduce the very modes amount our fighting men spend to gifts to Send Home to their loved ones. It is a financial fact that our servicemen Are grossly under paid in terms of what they redoing in the defense of our coun try and the free world. What they have to spend on gifts is very Many More sacrifices does our government expect fro those in our armed services the vow believes that fighting men who Are Over seas and separated from their loved ones Are in a different category than the members of the International Jet set who Aret Raveling overseas for fun in the officials explained that the proposal was part of legislative package covering a wide variety of changes All aimed at reducing the nation s balance of payments deficit the legislation has passed the House. That portion to which Scerra refers a spokesman said would reduce the duty free exemption from $10 to Only $1 for All Ameri cans abroad military or civil Ian except for servicemen in Vietnam. Four hour session wit net made a Pia t u and worked on the mass demonstrations of i. Wants have been sri pc Friday throw foul Tess support of Lemanis f c 0�r prices for farm produce Solidarity with t no Esti million striking workers Paris University student shave called a be Ion against the tits ban on the return to of Daniel Cohn be Ditman Leader of a group of Haftl Core student militants students Battle for the first time since labor joined the upheaval 10 Days ago students again battled police in ithe Katin Quarter Early theirs. Day. Several people were and 75 arrested As Stu dents set fire to piles of garbage to fend off police. There was new violence in the student Quarter thursday night police fired tear Gas grenades into a crowd of marching youths and students then charged them. Bottles hunks of Metal other refuse from piles of rot i Ting garbage were hurled at police who picked up the missiles i and threw them Back. An estimated 6,000 youths filled Boulevard St. Michel and the adjoining Street leading to place St. Andre Des arts several leaders of the French National student Union circulated among the crowd and tried to persuade them to disperse but made no Progress. One student Leader emerged grim faced from the crowd and said glumly that the majority of demonstrators were not even students. They re nothing but Young hoodlums he said. According to one report profession Al agitators were trying to stir i up the mob. Students at the University of Strasbourg on the German Border threatened to seize the Ken Bridge across the Rhine Friday where Cohn Bendit has said he would try to reenter France he left last week for speaking engagements in Germany and the Netherlands. Lengthy siege produced by Short sniper f continued fro came wednesday night two men working at the is crushing Plant reported being fired at. For the next eight hours More than 100 policemen Dart from one tank to Anotol Leron sides of the Channel looking a gunman. At one Point during the my men with drawn gunned the Structure. With each new report dug the night people in the � ing Complex would Hwy selves to the ground 01buildings. Baseball . Major Luqu. In. By the associated pie Yok it . At Chicago t of o -

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