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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 20, 1967, Darmstadt, HesseMonday november 20, 1967 the stars and stripes Page 3 Westmoreland possible Choice for army chief by Marc hurts a Washington Reau Washington i important changes in the top Mili tary leadership including a new assignment for army Gen. Wil Liam c. Westmoreland and a new Marine corps commandant Are being forecast Here. Tied to the Westmoreland pre diction is the fact that army Gens. Earle g. Wheeler chair Man of the joint chiefs of staff and Harold k. Johnson army chief of staff will Mark four years in their respective Post sin july. In addition adm. . Grant Sharp is due to retire As commander in chief of the Pacific command in april. Defense officials speculate that the appointment of Westmore land As the next chief of staffs considered most Likely because traditionally army officers re Gard the chief s Post As the no. 1 goal. This move would involve the transfers of Johnson Wheeler and possibly even Gen. Lyman l. Lemnitzer who was called out of retirement six years ago to become supremo Allied commander Europe an commander in chief of the . European command. Moon Croft May be told to hop again Pasadena Calif. Up scientists saturday considered ordering another leap on the Moon late this week for surveyor6 whose eight foot hop across the lunar surface made it the first manmade vehicle to change position on a celestial body by command from the Earth. Project manager Howard hag Lund at the Jet propulsion lab oratory said Here that scientists might order another jump near the end of the lunar Day three legged robot Early Friday jumped 10 feet above the lunar surface and landed eight feet away in the Moon s Central Bay Region a potential Landing site for american spacecraft was boosted off the surface when scientists Senta signal that fired the space Craft s three Vernier rockets which were used for braking in the final phase of the Hope to learn from the engineering data on the rocket s performance in the lunar atmosphere whether astronauts can successfully blast off from the Moon to return to the Earth. Toying around toys get the highest priority As new zealand s 2-year-old Lawson quilts help unload the family Van at their new Home in Hob Sonville. From left Samuel Deborah Lisa Shirlene and Selina. Or. An mrs. Sam Lawson and an older daughter Leeann Are standing by in the photo wife survives Airliner blast 5 murder plots failed Fri says Chicago up a Pudgy bottling Plant manager plotted at least four times to kill his schoolteacher wife before Plant ing a bomb aboard the airline which carried her to san Diego Calif., the Federal Bureau of investigation charged. Details of the five alleged plots were contained in an affidavit filed Friday night . District court in connection with the arrest of Earl Theodore Cook 37, Naperville 111.Cook remained in a cell of the Federal tier at Cook county jail saturday unable to raise $10,000 Bond. He was schedule for another appearance Early this week before . Commissioner James t. Balog. Cook s wife Jeanne asunder sedation at the Home of her father air Force it. . B. Wharfield ret in Al Cajon Calif. She went to California nov. 12 aboard a american airlines Boeing 727 to recuperate from surgery Cook was arrested Friday by Fri agents at a soft drink bottling Plant he managed in suburban St. Charles 111.agents later raided his Home and said they found article similar to the components of a homemade x my which damaged the Airliner As it flew Over Colorado. There s a Way alessanuk1a Italy up Maria Porta 42, faces a two year jail sentence for destroying algal document. Suie ate her father s will apparently to protester Brothers receiving the larger share of his estate. The bomb exploded in the Luggage compartment of the plane which carried 72 Passen Gers and a Crew of six. However the blast failed to penetrate the Walls of the fanciest running after the game Miami Fla. A some of the fanciest runs the Orange bowl will Ever see Are expected to take place about half an hour after the next game ends. Plagued with teams of Van dals who Blitz the refreshment stands after football games Miami police announced wednes Day they would counter with defense of police dogs. Police said a warning system has been worked out where fans will be told they won t be bitten if they Clear the stadium within30 minutes after the game ends. Compartment and the plane landed safely at san Diego. The affidavit filed in Federal court quoted a Friend of Cooks g. C. Cliff hot Springs ark., concerning the alleged murder plots. Cliff said Cook first discussed killing his wife in 1963 during a hot Springs visit. On on occasion the affidavit said Cook asked Cliff to drown his wife in a hot Springs hotel swimming Pool. Agents said mrs. Cook told them that when her husband drove her to o Hare International Airport nov. 12 he left her in the lounge and went to checker bags. She said he was gone for 25 minutes. Fri agents declined Tod Sci is possible motives for the bombing. They refused to reveal whether flight insurance had been purchased for mrs. Cook. Burglars follow her Hillside . A Halper s intuition said her Home would be asked police to watch the House while she and her Hus band attended a dinner in his Honor thursday night. Police did. At 8 30 p.m., the House was Fine. At 10 25 p.m., police found thereat door of the House forced open. At 11 p.m., the helpers re turned to find the House ran and doors were broken stuff had been dumped out of drawers furs were piled up by the front door said Hal per 58, a former welterweight Boxer now president of a paper products company in Elizabeth. His wife Ida said she had worried about the possibility of burglary because of publicity Given to the dinner honouring her husband for his work with an is Rael Bond drive. Gov. Of Nix in emergency Landing Chanute fab 111. A the Pilot of a crippled air National guard transport carrying gov. William l. Guy of North Dakota executed an emergency Landing at Chanute air Force base . Col. Alexander p. Mac Donald of the National guard brought the c54 into the base after one of its four engines falloff. The Craft touched on a run yay half covered with Force spokesman said there were no injuries the governor and his wife boarded the plane in Spring Field. He was attending ceremonies with Illinois gov. Otto Ker Ner and prime minister Eisaku Sato of plane developed engine trouble in the Vicinity of engine caught fire and dropped into a Cornfield 3 / Miles Southwest of Atkinson 111. The fire also damaged the Landing gear. The Pilot flew to a Peoria Airport and circled forbore than an hour before deciding to Fly to the air Force Ilai Toul. The plane circled Chanute air Force base for nearly an hour while emergency equipment started to cover the runway with foam. Air Force officials bulled for helicopters from Hunker Hill air Force base ind., to Hel with the foaming. The plane was scheduled to land after their arrival. However the Pilot decided not to wait for the helicopters an executed what Hie air Force termed a perfect there is also the possibility tha Westmoreland May even take Over the Pacific command in Hawaii when Sharp retires. This command lakes in All army Navy and air Force units in the Pacific including Vietnam. Therein logic in considering w e s t Moreland for this Post since the Vietnam War is the cinc Pac s overriding task. On the other hand this position has been traditionally held by an Admiral. First to come is the name of the Marine who will replace Gen. Wallace m. Greene or. As com mandant. Greene has headed the leathernecks for four years his term expires at he end of de Cember. Three new possibles three marines have been inthe front running among in formed Marine sources but no they say that six men Are under consideration. The three top con tenders it is said Are it. Gens. Lewis w. Walt Victor h. Krula Kand Leonard f. Chapman jr., but the names of it. Gens. Henry w. Buse or. And James m. Masters and maj. Gen. Raymond. Davis a korean War medal of Honor Winner have been new Post for Westmoreland is being discussed solely because he has been in Vietnam nearly four years it has nothing to do with the course of the Vietnam War or any other reason source insist. Westmoreland has been in the Tough Vietnam assignment longer than any other american official there and even longer than Gen. D w i g h t d. Eisenhower spent in Europe and North Africa As . Chief and supreme commander of Allied forces in world War arrived in Viet Nam in january 1964 to become the Deputy commander. Seven months later in August he was appointed commander of the . Military assistance command Vietnam. He has seen his Force grow from some 22,000 Ameri cans to 470,000. No loss of Confidence defense Secretary Robert recently characterized the 53-year-old South Caro Linian one of this Century s great commanders adding that West Moreland has the absolute Confidence of president Johnson the Secretary of defense and the joint chiefs of corps sources rate Krulak As the favorite eve though they say six senior officers Are in the running. Kru Lak is cd of the Fleet Marine Force Pacific and before that served on the joint chiefs of staff As the principal counter insurgency planner. Their backgrounds Walt until recently commanded the 70,000 marines in Viet Nam and is now director of personnel at Marine corps head quarters with the added duty of Deputy chief of staff for Man Power. He is Best known to americans for his Vietnam service particularly since he has Bee conducting an Active Public speaking schedule to explain the nature of the War the marines Are fighting. Bold Walt and Kru Lak Are the same age. Till. Chapman is the assistant com mandant of the corps and Buse is chief of staff. Davis is the assistant chief of staff. Go and masters Heads Hie Marine corp schools at Quantico a. A 1 1 the contenders have outstanding com Bat records. Train wreck kills worker cell Oad uk.a1. Spain Al a a Railroad order was killed and about to passengers slightly injured As a mail train collided with a freight Irani Here Satur Day Ieuv a officials reported

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