Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 12 1967, Page 28

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 12, 1967, Tokyo, JapanFear ship sunk off Taiwan Taipei up a panamanian freighter was feared to have sunk near the Southern tip of Taiwan Early thursday morning Kaohsiung Harbor authorities report. They identified the ship As the3,400-ton Empress of Victoria but chinese naval officials i charge of sea Rescue said it could be the Empress of Harbor officials said the ship started sending so messages before Dawn thurs Day saying it had hit reefs an was leaking badly. The ship s distress signals the stopped and the Harbor s radio station tried for 45 minutes but failed to renew Contact officials nationalist chinese Navy sent a gunboat to search forthe ship. The gunboat used radar and other detecting equip ment but failed to locate it. The nationalist chinese air Force said the weather was bad and visibility so poor in the Are that it has not been Able to Send planes to join the Harbor officials said the ship belongs to a shipping company in Hong Kong whose name in English is spelled Fuli. The ship was bound for Kao Hsiung from North Borneo. They also said the ship was manned by an All chinese Crew of 33, including the chinese Cap Tain named Shen Ching Ming. Identify Stab victims a Philippines Burea Clark a Ameri can airman found stabbed to death near Here Early wednes Day has been identified As air Man 2.c. Kenneth j. Mccain 24, of Burlington was found about 5 30 . In a Grassy area outside the main Gate on Mitchell Highway according to air Force officials. Examination of the body revealed two Stab wounds in the Chest and one in the Back. An investigation is being con ducted by Angeles City authorities philippine constabulary and Clark a Security police. Mason in command Clark a . Of -theu.s. Air Force Security serv ice s a safes 6922nd Security Wing Here has a new commander col. George i. Mason jr.,former assistant Deputy chief of staff for plans and programs athq., a safes san Antonio Tex. Unit finds place for junk Don t scrap it give it to add Mac Hinato Okinawa 10 property disposal has taken Ona new importance classified As big business because of in creased activity in Southeast has resulted in an additional Mission for the 2d , which despite appearances is not going into the junk it s property disposal division add with lines of damaged vehicles piles of used lumber and Row after Row of treadle Stires is performing two important services by furthering the usage of Many surplus damaged or outdated first and primary purpose of the division is that of trans Fer and redistribution. The add receives surplus and no requirement items from All government operations on Okinawa. The items Are stored while Supply contacts in al service branches Are notified of the surplus. Some items when critical Orin great enough Quantity Are made known to the defense logistics services Center Battle Creek mich., which screens it lists of needed items throughout the world hoping to fill the Bill with a surplus item rather than requisitioning it example an army unit with surplus mattresses turn this excess in to the add. Screening its files the division Matsuoka signs tax Cut Biff is Okinawa Bureau Naha Okinawa chief executive seiho Matsuoka signed into Law a $5.3 million income tax Cut Bill wednesday in spit of his reluctance reported earlier. The new Cut put into effect wednesday will be retroactive to july 1. Under the new system Standard family husband wife and three children which was paying $22.72 for its monthly in come of $200 will be paying$15.06. A family of the same size and income would be pay ing $2.27 in Japan. He turned Down a $7-Millioncut recommendation made to him earlier this year by his tax system study Council. Counteracting Public criticism against him he then promised that he would make substantial income tax cuts in three years beginning next fiscal year. However the legislature unanimously passed a $5.3 million Cut Bill drafted after a series of talks Between the ruling party and the opposition parties. Marines win Silver stars Lance Cpl. Steven d. Lopez right of Silver Spring md.,and gunnery sgt. William b. Henderson background of Memphis tenn., Are presented Silver stars for conspicuous gallantry inaction in Vietnam from Gen. Wallace m. Green jr., commandant of the Marine corps. The general was touring Marine facilities on Okinawa and both men honoured Are assigned to the transit facility there. Usic Naha blood donors okinawan top their diver drowns is Okinawa Okinawa an okinawan diver employed bythe . Army drowned thurs Day morning while working at Chiwan pier near Camp Courtney according to a 2ndlog. Command spokesman. The 21-year-old diver Tor Kamimoto was working with two other Ryukyu an divers atthe time the spokesman said. It appeared that Kamimoto drowned while attempting to hoist a buoy Anchor. He was pronounced dead atthe Camp Courtney dispensary. The other two divers were rushed to the nearest medical facility. Naha a Okinawa 01 inthe first eight months of this year Naha a personnel have contributed about 350 Gallons of blood toward saving the lives of their fellow servicemen in Viet Nam. This figure was released by blood drive officials when they announced that july was an other successful month in the base s continuing support of this program. The army blood collection team from Camp Kue was Busy for six hours As 342 Naha a personnel participated in the drive to give the base 130 percent of its 263 quota. In releasing figures for the first eight months of this year officials noted that 19 base units space available travel tight it. Buckle i. Ftp Minoura Ftp a1?d .4. I a. _ i a j a , Okinawa 10 there is a misconception among military personnel that space available travel is easily obtainable at Travis fab calif., says hq., . Army Ryukyu islands command. Although Many flights leave from there on a daily basis for Oversea destinations these flights Are normally fully booked with replacements or other duty status passengers. This makes it extremely difficult for Mili tary members on Ordinary leave status to get space available travel from the states. It is the policy of the air traffic coordinating office at Travis fab not to let a member standby for space available travel after leave service member s Only alternative is to report to the nearest transportation office for Cost chargeable travel commercial without having to report to the nearest transportation office a service member with sufficient funds May travel by commercial air Craft at a reduced rate provide the service member has a stand by authorization form filled outland properly authenticated. A recent Survey conducted Bya Continental army command team at san Francisco International Airport and Oakland an Seattle Tacoma airports Dis closed that there is a Lack of knowledge concerning space available travel on commercial aircraft among servicemen. A continuing number of Mili tary personnel Are reporting through these facilities without the military standby authorization for commercial air travel forms do form 1580 properly authenticated. These forms must be obtained and authenticated by the service member s commander before he reports to an air terminal for travel. Have exceeded their quotas Fortis period. In All 2,777 pints of blood were donated against quota of 2,623 for these months. Noted for outstanding achieve ment in the july drive were the comptroller Branch 51st civil engineering sq., 51st Field Maint. So. And 374th Field . The comptroller Branch hit367 per cent of its quota while the civil engineers turned up 250per cent. The 51st fms had the highest unit donation with 54donors for 159 per cent of their quota and the 374th fms had 51donors for 128 per cent. Rock v Roll group to plays a Okinawa Bureau Naha Okinawa the 67 Rock and Roll caravan is schedule to perform at Naha. The Rock and Roll jazz groups composed of 10 boys and five girls from the . Now per forming at military will play for the Oki Dawans at the Naha Ryukyu an american cultural Center at 7 p.m., monday. They will Fea Ture popular Rock n Roll. The show is arranged As people to people activity sponsored by the . Army special services entertainment division and the Public affairs dept.,. Civil administration of the Ryukyu. Admission is free and the Gen eral Public is invited. Finds that another army unit or government Agency is in need of just that commodity. The mat tresses will be redistributed tothe need unit. The division is also responsible for the disposal of surplus of this is retrograde material from Southeast Asia. Use tires vehicles generators and other Large items which Are no longer of use to the military Are sold on a High bid basis. Thedd publishes a brochure sent All Over the world drawing peo ple to auctions and retail sales in the division s sales , builders and Pri vate citizens attend these auctions and submit sealed bids on any item offered. If the bids Are found reasonable the High bid takes the article. These articles can Range from a damaged 2v6-ton truck destined for the Philip Pines to clothing Dye Large quantities of which were recently sold to a firm in classification used by the add is scrap Means that the item has no use other than when reduced to it Basic material. Scrap Metal for example is sold in Large Quanti ties to japanese smelters to be melted Down for processing. Dac Shigeo Sasahara manager of the division explained that ". Today s automobile could have been yesterday s items sold As scrap must first undergo a process with the unlikely name of Here the item is stripped of All useful parts before it i offered As scrap. The division has saved the army a great Deal of Money. Out of $21 million Worth of sur plus retrograde or outdated items received by the add inthe first 10 months of the fiscal year 1967, $20 million Worth was disposed of. Redistributing surplus items among All branches of service and disposing of items and material having no value to the government through private Sale is not the add s Only obligation. It is also charged with con stantly investigating areas for profit. A Little known fact about the division is that it has found a Market among soap manufacturers for waste fat and Bones from military commissaries on the Island. Savings soar of Kadena a Kadena a Okinawa 01 the number of deposits by . Air Force personnel in the uniform savings deposits pro Gram has climbed during july according to Kadena a finance officials. This increase is attributed Tonew personnel being assigned to the base and a slowdown inthe annual summer personnel rotation. During july the amount de posited by 313th air div. Personnel amounted to $184,000, of which More than $104,500 was deposited by Kadena is a significant increase Over the $105,000 deposited by division personnel in june. Deposits can run from $5 unto the net monthly pay and allowances. Interest of 10 per Centis paid on deposits compounded quarterly. Deposits in the program can be made by an allotment or by visiting the base finance office. Pacific stars & stripes 7saturday, August 12, 1967 2-Star

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