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Fitchburg Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 29, 1969, Fitchburg, Massachusetts U. S. Command In Vietnam Launches Bombing Campaign SAIGON (AP) The 55 miles north of Saigon Command has launched another I in which two other Americans B52 bombinK campaign to har- ass North Vietnamese troops in the jungles north of Saigon, Mil- itary spokesmen reported today. In a 24-hour period Monday and today, 36 Stratofortresses dropped more than tons of explosives on North Vietnamese bases in the enemy's War Zones C and D. The strikes ranged from 71 miles northwest of Sai- gon to 55 miles northeast of the capital. Some were within 114 miles of the Cambodian border. Spokesmen said the bombing concentration in War Zone C is the heaviest of the war, with nearly- 200 bombing raids flown along the Cambodian border in the past week. 'the bulk of four North Viet- namese divisions is said to be concentrated hi these two zones. For the past four years, U.S. troops have battled enemy soU diers in the 2.000 uninhabiKW square miles of War Zone CT but all the fighting apparently has resolved nothing. Two North Vietnamese divi- sions operating there have al- Golf Pairings At Lunenburg LUNENBURG The Lunen- ways been able to replace their burg park aepartment Men's losses from bases across the Lcague {or on Thursday at Maplewood Golf were killed, 11 were wounded and several trucks in a 25-vehi- cle American convoy were shot up. U.S. headquarters said the bodies of 11 North Vietnamese soldiers were found after a two- hour fight. The third helicopterjwas shot down in the Central Highlands 43 miles northwest of Ban. Me 'Ihuot, while the Phantom went down near the Laotian border just to the north of the A Shau Valley. Seventeen U.S. helicopters have been reported shot down and destroyed during the past week. Several others have been lost in collisions and in enemy rocket, mortar and ground tacks, but the U.S. Command will not say how many. Cambodian border, using Zone C as a staging area for attacks into populated areas and allied bases to the southeast. Sources said some captured documents mention another ene- my offensive hi the summer-au- tumn months, but officers have been unable to de- termine any firm trend. The aim of the stepped .up B52 raids is, to preveny'.the North Viet- namese troojfs from getting or- ganized, f Communist commaHd's spring offensive, now hi its 10th week, has tapered off sharply to about a dozen rocket and mor- tar attacks each night and only scattered ground assaults. Many of these occur in the 3rd Military Corps area, the most critical in South Vietnam be- cause it includes the seat of gov- Latest available U.S. figures put total American helicopter losses in the Vietnam war at A U.S. Command spokeiman said he could not explain the rash of helicopter losses in the past week, one of the heaviest of the war. He said it could be a combination of several factors, including more helicopter mis- sions, more enemy guns and better shooting. It is known also from other sources that the Communist command has in- creased its antiaircraft defenses in South Vietnam. The Phantom was the first fighter-bomber reported shot down over' South Vietnam in nearly three weeks. It raised to the number of.fixed-wing U.S. airplanes reported lost in the war. Unpopular War Blamed- 'Dear John' Letters Numerous In Vietnam DETROIT (AP) A psychia- trjst says the Vietnam war has produced more John" letters than any' previous con- flict involving U.S. servicemen. Dr. Emanuel Tanay, who has made a study of what he calls the "Dear John blames this on a lack of popular support for the U.S. military po- sition. Tanay said he based his con- clusion on conferences with le- Course have been announced as i gal staff officers of the 1st Ma- follows: jrlne Division in Vietnam, many Dan _.......... Marr vs. Robert Groves and Albert Kolb; "Bud Anderson and Don Wilson vs. Leon Brown and Samuel Irons; Leo Padula and Richard Moorcroft vs. i Ulc ui v KHiiaiu, iiinujr Craffey ,a n d -Robert World War A "Dear John" letter is one in which a fiancee or wife tells a soldier she is finished with him, often'because she has met an- George Beauchajnp and Frann other man. Ciricotta; Andy Stuart and Rich- ard Brown vs. Lester Remal and George Johnson: George Buckley and Don Franciosi vs. Clifford Gilbert and Richard Stachowic: Ray Brown and Ar- mand St. Arnautl vs. Dwight Wentworth and Russell Damon; Ralph Yeaman and Hector Mar- qeau vs. Larry Thernault and Mike- Xarras; Ted Heitala and Edward Egan vs. Oliver Parker and Mack Parker: Robert Oker- i man and Charles Deming vs. [Robert LeBIanc and Richard Chief aim of these attacks is LeBIanc to inflict American casualties and undermine the influence of the Saigon government. U.S. analysts feel the enemy is frying to make his presence felt in the 3rd Corps without any large commitment at present. The Communist command has placed one regiment from each of its four divisions in forward combat areas while holding the two other regiments from each division to the rear. The U.S. Command Ed Harriman and John Davis vs. James Kane. and Kenneth Baker: Rav Peterson and Ro- bert Hamel vs, Vin Scarpignato and George Lavoie: John Haff- erty and Don Mathews vs. George Rollins and Ed Gar- repy: Leroy Allen and Francis Quirk vs. Orrin Foss and Dick Garvey; Al Therriault and Al Moison vs. Robert Johnson and "The letters are said Tanay. "The girls are usually in their early 20s. They haven't been married long enough, to have acquired such hatred, but it's there. "Some send photographs of themselves with other men in compromising positions. Some id tape recordings of Intimate exchanges with another man. effects of such things on the men who receive them are destructive. They feel helpless to cope with it because they are so far away." Tanay is vice president and program chairman of the Michi- gan Inter-Professional Associa- tion on Marriage, Divorce and the Family. Tanay sajd the separation im- posed by War often leads to a feeling of anger and resentment on the part of the girl left be- hind. "This same said, "probably existed on the part of the wife in previous wars, but there were forces that held the anger back. Patriotism mitigat- ed the situation." Tanay said he first became in- terested in the Dear John situa- tion during a visit to Vietnam earlier this year, when he testi- fied at the court martial of a Marine accused of killing four Vietnamese men. The Marine had just received a Dear'John. "There was more to the case than that, of said-Tan- ay. "But it was ah important element. The letter arrived the day the boy was released from the hospital after being very ill. a. nuucj i umlaut! anu i -ij James Rutledget Ray Aho and Everything just piled up on John Perko vs. Kenneth Blood i nounced that enemy gunners 'and Rod Karlson; John Vaug-1 The psychiatrist said he had a shot down three more American j ban and Gene Morin vs. John j stack of Dear Johns he .collected helicopters and an F4 Phantom ,Durant and Robert Moison; i while in of fighter-bomber Monday, killing; J a m e s Plunket taped together after hav- smoothed out after they were crumpled into a ball and heaved at the nearest wastebasket. two Americans and wounding i Pendleton vs. Larry Welterlen five. and Geroge Learned: Jacob Sik- of the helicopters werejora and Richard Eastman vs. gunships helping to break up an I Ed Whilten and Fred Hobbs. College Unrest Continues dents at Cornell University last By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS! The legislation was provoked About 30 students, some I by an armed sit-in by Negro stu- armed with: guns and '--1 held the administration building of predominantly Negro Voor- hees College in South Carolina today but school officials said they would take no hasty action: protesters, to hire Negro super- visory maintenance personnel, increase black oriented courses Notre Dame Wins BALDWINVILLE The Notre Dame High School baseball team clobbered Narragansett Regional of this t o n, 13 to 5 here., The Crusaders banged out a total of 14 base hits with Rusty Gillis leading the way with three singles. Frank; Gallo contributed a single and a triple while Bruce Millette, Wally Sewell and John Adams all collected a pair of bineles. The Crusaders blew the game wide open by scoring seven runs in the second inning on two doubles, a single, two walks and a pair of fielders' choices. The Warriors got three of their runs in the second frame, sand- wiched around single tallies in the first and fourth frames. Tim O'Brien worked the first 5 2-3 innings for NDHS and was the mound winner. Gallo finish- ed up. Stan Praplaski was the loser. Don Miganowicz led the losing attack with' a three run homer in the second. The box score: NOTRE DAME AB Gillis. cf 4 Millette, ss 5 Sewell. c 5 DeFelice, 3b 3 Gajlo, p, rf 3 Martin, ph Campobasso, rf Fitchburg Sentinel, Tuesday, April 29, 1969 A Chinook helicopter taltes off bearing a damaged artillery piece and a bundle of accessories; bottom, after an enemy mortar attack at the foot of Mount Goto, 80 miles southwest of Saigon. The area has been the site of an operation by V. S. troops searching for the'enemy in the many caves on the mountainside. CAP Realty Transfers BERNARD T. MOYNIHAN of Fitchburg Raco Realty, Inc. to Fairway Construction, Inc., Shea 'Street and Pepper Fitchburg I-C Credit ;Union to Harold Valliere -et. als.. High Street. David Fletcher et. ux. to Rosemary T. Powers, Marshall Road. Clara M. Sanger by exor. to Madeline M. Woodruff et. al., Richardson Drive. Mary E. Morin to Richard E. Boucher, Clarendon, Legros and Chester Streets. Obituaries 1 0 Pelletier. 2b .......4 Sarasin, rf......... 2 Between 150 and 200 young about 20 miles southwest Negroes continued a peaceful Qrangeburg, college presi- sit-in at a Michigan State Dr. John F. Potts said versity cafeteria. I there would be no precipitious About 25 Negro students "because we do not want ed a sit-in at the administrative anyone to get hurt." offices of St. Louis University, The mUjtant studehts seized when officials met most of their buiidmg aDOUt noon Monday demands. and hung out a sign declaring it In Tennessee, police arrested ..Malcolm x University." They more than 100 Negro students who refused to leave the presi- dent's office at Memphis State University. week. The 14.000-student Ithaca and create an office of blackjAdams. Ib 3 campus has now returned to affairs, relatively normal classroom routine. At Voorhees. located in Den- There are about 115 Negroes O'Brien, p .......i. 2 among the student body oflDenceh, U.......... 4 The Memphis State students submitted to arrest rather than voluntarily end their sit-in as they did last week. They de- manded a black studies pro- gram and funds to bring Re; 5 Rep. _____ _..., -N.Y.; to campus to speak! In :New York, Dr. Buell G. Gallagher, president of City Col- 41 13 NAHRAGANSETT AB R Miganoqicz, p Chartier. ss Tontaine, If 2 Kodys, p Praplaski, p refused to send put a delegation lege. said the to discuss their grievances with school would remain closed for school officials. he school has about 725 closed ciosen inaeunueiy aim MI-IUB continued at two other Episcopal -Church, of the City University. In East Lansing, Mich., the At Harvard University .stu-iMSU sit-ins.were protesting the dents participating in a referen-: firing of a black university em- dum voted 3222 to-945 not to re-jploye and demanding that more sume a strike of classes. jblacks be hired in campus dor- The New York. State Assem- mitories, bly meeting in Albany, passed They began the sit-in Monday and sent to, the .senate a bill to afternoon and threatened to re- ban guns :hU icojlege .They the duration of negotiations with .-'black and Puerto Rican stu- dents who seized part of the campus last week. His move was endorsed 152-19 piisesV-The tiy Gov, Nelson Rockefeller, would al- low seven-year jail terms for armed Students' convicted of un- when school, lawfullv occupying buildings on: investigate complaints, ot al 1 called for a .public hearing to discuss their complaints: The St.. -Louis Bended agreed to Laroche. 3b Wesloske. Ib Bru. Kozial, ph Bockus. 2b Bri. Kozial, 2b Nelson, rf.......... 3 Totals: 32 5 EVERETT A. RHODES QU1NCY Everett A.. Rhod- es, of 33 Common St. a wool market news reporter with the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 1947, died Monday in Quin- cy City Hospital. He was graduated from the _] Massachusetts Maritime Aca- K demy in 1922 and was a licensed captain in the Merchant Marine ijiffir 13 years. He served as a J commander in the U.S. Navy J Headquarters in Washing- from 1941 to 1945 and re- "i tired from the Naval Reserve r-in a captain. 1 Mr. Rhodes was a member of Lodge of Masons of I Leominster. i- He is survived by his wife, 0 Mrs Irene (Frechette) Rhodes? son, CTI Allen W. Rhodes with- the Navy at Ewa Beach, Hawaii; his mother, Mrs. Edith H (Alexander) Rhodes of forces- liter; four brothers, Robert of i1 Acton, Philip of Leominster. Jud- n son of 'Worcester, and Wilbur n-Rhodes of Randolph: a sister. Ethel R. McLean of 0; Greensboro; S.C, and three Q grandchildren, i. Funeral-services will-be held 2 Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Wick- n'eris and Troupe Funera' Home. 1 26 Adams St Burial will be in, Hill Cemetery. s'. Claude J. Thibodeau et. ux. to Harold J. Michaud et. ux., Merle Street. Mary A. KasputiS to Peter M. Casstnari et. ux., Franklin Road and old turnpike from Leomin- ster to Westminster. Ovila Gariepy et. ux. to John A. Legendre et. ux., Falulah Street. Leominster George C. Winchester to John M. Arpario et. ux., Pleasant Street. Ernest J. LaChance et. ux. to Albert V. Duquette et. ux., Grant Street. Monarch Auto Finance Co., Inc. to Norman Downey et. ux., Twelfth Street. George Angelopoulos et. ux. to Richard D. Leger et. ux., Eugene Street. Angelina Chiumento to Law- rence Gaudet et. ux., Lbngwppd Avenue. Theodore M. Gionet et. ux. to Richard E. Gallagher et. ux., Green Street. Gertrude E. Wyman by admr. to'Robert L.'Boissoneau, Nath- aniel, Ellen and Alice Streets. Ashburnham Sunset Lake' Development Corp. to Carol Miastkowski, northwesterly part. Sunset Lake .Development Corp. to Edward A. Clock et. ux., in northwesterly part. Sunset Lake Development Corp. to Wilfred F. St. Aubin et. iix., in northwesterly part. Sylvia K. Fielden to Raymond M. Lashua et. ux., Balsam Drive. Mississippi River Begins To Recede By THE ASSOCIATED'PRESS The flooding Mississippi River began receding Monday in. the Quad City, industrial complex of Illinois and Iowa where exten- sive preflood preparations held back the bulk of. the swirling, waters. Residents of downriver com- munities waited as the crest rolled south at 3 m'iles an hour, spreading from just north of Burlington to south of Keokuk in Iowa. Sightseers were posing a ma- jor problem for civil defense workers and National Guards- men patrolling Iowa's riverfront in .the Quad City area. A Guardsman at Davenport, Iowa, said sightseers had to be kept from "tying up traffic and falling'off the dikes." The river crested during the weekend in the Quad Cities area at more than five feet above r; CHARLES KELLEY narrassmeht -by! campus rested in an earlier demonstra-j W- puses.. 'police, to to theition. by members of the faculty at 370020 JAFFREY N.H. The fu- Monday night meeting. The pro- Narraganset neraj Of Charles Kelley. who testers are demanding the col-' l" MDUO lege's enrollment reflect the ethnic makeup of's high schools. At Queens College about 200 students moved into the admin- istration building to surround the president's office. They were angered by President Jo-; Gallo seph P. McMurray's refusal grant aninestv to 38 students ar- Wesolowske _ _ i i (TP-rin 3: NRHS 4 7: NRHS 10. Pelletier, Nelson. 3b-Gallo. S-Gallo. ip h rerbbso O'Brien 5% 5 1' 1 1 2 3 4 2 3 11 12 7 4 21602 Carved From The Jungle A hilltop about 15 miles southwest of DaNang, South Vietnam, was cleared of thick Jungle growth to provide this flrebase command post for a Marine unit. The Marines are participating In a multi-battalion operation against suspected North Viet- namcse troops in the vicinity. Because of the jungle, the Marines' equipment hauled In by Helicopter. (AP Wirephoto) Keene- Manor Mowing- a long illness, was held Monday afternoon' in the Cournoyer Funeral Home. Rev Roger Dayies of Worcester Mass, officiated. Burial was in Conant Ceme- tery. A native of Albany, N: Y. he was a son of Guilbert D. and Helen (Kelley) Armstrong and was a graduate of Holt College, Holland, Mich. He resided here for 14 years and leaves a broth- er. David-E. Kelley of Calgary, Canada. MRS. ERNEST J. LAFLEUR JAFEREY, The fu- nera lof Mrs. Olivine-A. La Fleur, 55, of River Street, wife of Ernest J. LaFleur. who died Friday-was held Monday at 9 a.m. in the Cournoyer Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Pat. rick's Cemetery. A native, of Sanford, Maine she was a daughter of Alfred and Louise (Gamache) Cote and resided here for 36 years. She was employed by Electropac- Honeywell, Inc., of Peterbor- ough. Besides her- husband, she leaves three sons, Raymond C h r.i s t i a n of Groton, Conn., Richard Christian of Fesno. Calif, and Albert Christian pf Jaffrey; three daughters, Mrs. Beverly MacDonald of Keene, Miss Bertha Christian and Mrs. Laura Pratt, both of Jaffrey; 10 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Louise Cote; two sisters, Mrs. Corrine Rbhco and Mrs Cora Reidy of Winchendon, Mass, and three brothers, Her' man Cote of California; Maurice of Winchendon and Thomas Cote of Seattle, Wash. Sea urchins and starfish carry their young in brood pouches. These pouches are located on the back of the sea urchin and around the mouth of the star- Students Held For Staging Nude Romp SALEM, Mass. (AP) Three college-age girls and .a male companion .got a stern lecture from Judge Philip J. Durkin for their alleged staging of a nude romp at the staid Myopia Hunt Club. The of .them students at Harvard or Radcl- iffe, were also assessed costs each and had their cases continued without finding to Oct. il after pleading no contest Monday to charges of lewd .and lascivious behavior; Thejrwere identified as Kevin G; Rafferty, Barbara Dunn and Ann Pedersen, all of Cam- bridge, and Leslie Edmonds of West Newton, all in their early 20s. Harvard officials said Ra'ffec- is a junior'at the university, Miss Dunn a graduate student, and Miss Pedersen a sophomore at Harvard's sister institution, Radcliffe College. The March 23 incident near the polo field of the club hi near- by Hamilton took place1 in full view of Route 1-A and caused quite a jam-up of busy Sunday afternoon traffic. Police an- swered a complaint by club members and arrested the quar- tet. Officers said the girls were running naked through the fields and Rafferty was filming the event. Rafferty told the court Monday that he and the girls were working on a filming project for a show at'Harvard. POLICE BLOTTER Ceclle Roberts of 10 Payson St. reported at 5 p.m. Monday that a number plate had been stolen from her car and that the windshield wiper and anten- na had been damaged while the vehicle was parked at her resi- dence. A-car owned by William Shoe- maker of 381 Blossom St. was damaged by a hit and run ve- hicle while parked on River Street, according to a report at p.m. Monday. .flood stage. The Quad Citiei in- [elude Davenport and Bettendprf in Iowa and Rock Island, Molina and Easl.Moline in Illinois. The Army Corps of Engineers said the river's high level should move past Iowa by Thursday. The runoff from the rising Missouri River, swollen by heavy rains during the week- end, spread only to lowlands and no major damage was ex- pected. In Kansas, some overflow from the Neosho River covered lowland areas near Emporia and blocked a Kansas highway. The Souris still is keeping persons evacu- ated from then- homes in Minot, N.D., began dropping Monday. Minot officials said the million damage estimate by tha Army Engineers is low. DWIGHT D. ELcrT 'OWER A GAUGE OF GREATNESS' Dwight D. Eisenhower once devised hit own scale for measuring the greatness of great men. Now. this scale K made public) for the first time in a new book, "Eisenhower: A Gauge of by Pulitzer prize winner Relman Morin. Morih's big, well illustrated, handsome volume, not onljf discloses much new information about the war time general and peace time president, but it measures Eisenhower on hit own gauge. For your copy of this important new biography, send at once to the address indicated in the coupon. A Gauge of Greatness Fitchburg, Mais., Sentinel Box 66 Ponghkeepsle, N.Y. 12601 Enclosed of the Eisenhower book. Name Street City, Zone and State Make checks, payable to The Associated Press Do Not Mail to Sentinel ;