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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Tokyo, JapanHouse passes go Bill Washington up a Compromise $281 Mil lion Vietnam War i Bill was approved unanimously by the House thursday. Only routine Senate endorsement of the measure was necessary to Send it to the White House. On a 404-to-o Roll Call the Kouse agreed to the measure hammered out last week by House Senate conferees. It would extend wartime disability Bene fits to those serving since aug. 5, 1964, and expand pension an education benefits. The wartime benefits for Viet Nam Era veterans regardless of where they served would in clude higher service connected disability compensation pay ments pensions for no service connected disability or death and a $250 burial allowance. The measure would provide a average 5 per cent Cost of living increase in pensions for Veteran Sand their survivors of All wars increase subsistence allowance for gis in College and initiate Job training programs. Another major feature is a three year Extension to july 27, 1970, of the veterans administration Home loan guarantee pro Gram for veterans of world War ii. The $17,500 maximum loan guarantee would be increased to$25,000. The program expired july 15, 1967, and the administration said 100,000 world War ii veterans would Benefit fro the Extension. Monthly subsistence allow ances for veterans in College would be increased from $100to $130 for a single Man from $125 to $155 for a Veteran dependent and from $150 to $175 for a Veteran with two de Pendents. An extra $10 a month would be paid for each additional dependent. The measure also provide monthly subsistence allowance for veterans Job and farm train ing and for flight training. Pilot instruction is limited to veterans with a private Pilot s License who wish to enter commercial aviation. The Compromise Bill would Cost $281.2 million a year $52 million More than the $230 Mil lion measure proposed by the administration. The h o e passed a $236 million version and the original Senate measure totalled $282,8 million. Mercenaries hold Bukavu Sha Gugu Rwanda a White mercenaries commanded by belgian colonel Jean Black Jack Schramm Are Well i command of the Eastern Congo City of Bukavu just a few Hun dred Yards from this Rwanda Border town. Bukavu is a ghost town according to congolese refugees. Only four elderly White belgian residents remain together with Schramm s 150-Strong White mercenary Force and 1,500 dissident Katanga troops. The town has repulsed two congolese army attacks in the past four Days. Loannis Goros right skipper of the greek freighter Cape beaten up by chinese red guards in Shanghai. Nicolas Stampelos ,. V Center says he May lose his right eyesight from injuries receive Vamvakos tells newsmen in Seoul How he and his wife left were the red guard assault. A radio photo greek seamen Tell of chinese attack talks in Havana Havana a Cuba has announced that talks have begun with East Germany on an air transport agreement. Assistant minister of transportation Paul Wilpert Heads the East German delegation the announcement said. It gave no other details. Seoul up the skipper of a greek freighter said Friday Shanghai red guards pummelled his wife and damaged the Eye sight of a crewman in an attack in the communist chinese port aug. 4. Capt. Loannis Goros 52, said he was at tacked forced to Bow before a red Book of Mao tse Tung s quotations and scared into signing a statement absolving red guards of any violence. I signed the statement because i was so scared. I Felt that our lives were in danger Goros told reporters at the Kimpo International Airport outside Seoul shortly after his arrival from Inchon. His ship the 7200-ton Cape Vamvakos steamed into Inchon sunday. Its next port of Call was Dairen also a communist Chi Nese City but Goros said my intention is not to Call at any More chinese Goros said about 100 red guards boarded the ship after stevedores had attacked Nico Las Stampelos who ordered them to be careful in handling cargo less the ship deck be damaged. Goros said the youths Many of whom wore Blue uniforms and red Arm bands were recruited by a shipping Agency employee who left the ship after the attack on Stampelos. Stampelos May lose his eyesight Goros said. He said the red guards first victim was chief officer Malcos Madias. He said Madias was thrown Down a ladder and his head stamped by about 20 red guards. Goros he said that As he left his Cabin to investigate the shipping agent pointed him out As the skipper. Then the chinese started assaulting me and my wife who was with me Goros said. When this happened my wife started cry ing but the chinese closed her eyes and beat her on the forehead and on the sides of her while Goros was relating the beating his wife pointed to Marks on her forehead. I escaped into the Salon and closed the door but the chinese followed me and broke Down the door he said. He said other Crew members also fled to their Cabins and locked themselves in. Stampelos and mrs. Goros left Friday for Greece by air. Com f see student . Counsel told missing in Africa a search in the lion infested Bush country of East Africa has failed to turn up any Trace of missing . Peace corps Volun Teer Mark Raymaker 22, of Green Bay wis. Raymaker has been missing for almost two weeks in a Remote area of Tanzania. Up Washington a the hungarian government unexpectedly and without an explanation revoked permission for an american counsel to visit an american student jailed in Budapest since the end of july state department officials said Friday. According to earlier reports the . Embassy in the Hun Garian capital was informed by the hungarian foreign ministry that the counsel can see Richardg Ops a 23-year-old Hamilton. Ohio student of Indiana University accused of having allegedly helped someone to escape Hungary. The permission reached the embassy last wednesday 11 Days after the embassy had asked that the counsel be permitted to visit the Young Amer to the permission the visit was to take place Fri Day but the embassy informed the stale department that twas withdrawn without explanation. The embassy in Budapest in mediately expressed dissatisfaction and concern state depart ment officials said. They said the foreign ministry Promise that the Counselor visits can take place next week. Also according to the Hun Garian foreign ministry goos will be tried next week but Iodate has been set. Nevada a test Washington a a Low yield nuclear test was con ducted underground Friday atthe atomic Energy commis Sion s Nevada test site. The blast the 18th . Test to be announced this year had a Force of less than 20, 000 tons of int. Airlines must pay for overbooking Washington up a new Rule was imposed Friday on the nation s airlines requiring payment of at least $25 to ticket holding passengers left stranded by overbooking of civil aeronautics Board adopted As final and toughened a tentative Rule announce last january to compensate passengers who have confirmed reservations on a plane but find All the seats have been taken. The regulation is effective oct. 1. The Board increased the penalty rate from a minimum of $5 to $40 maximum in the tentative Rule to a permanent Range of at least $25 to maximum of $200. It also extended the Rule to bookings of overseas As Well As Domestic flights. The penalty will be deter mined on the basis of Lull payment for the first remain ing flight Coupon held by a passenger. For example passenger travelling from Washington to los Angeles by Way of Chicago would get a penalty payment for the full Price of the Washington Chicago portion if there is no seat for him. The $25 minimum Means that a passenger in cases of Short flights actually can come out ahead financially. Guard celebrates with purge Hong Kong up communist China s red guards Friday celebrated the first anniversary of their formal debut while the country writhed in the turmoil they helped create. Reports of fresh clashes involving red guards were received in this listening Post on the China coast even As re guard groups staged rallies around the country marking their first Public appearance on aug. 18, 1966. A radio broadcast from Yun Nan province in the extreme Southern part of the country Friday said red guards ii Kunming wednesday went to the streets to severely punish hoodlums robbers and Specula tors and other bad Fellows not in line with Mao s policies. Other official and Semi official reports told of continuing Trou ble in such widely scattered areas As Kirin province in the Northeast and Chi Kiang in the East. Red China loses vote Ottawa a prime min ister Lester Pearson says Ca Nada will not vote in favor of admission of communist Hinato the United nations in the coming session because of the chaos and anarchy in China. Canada voted to admit red China at the last session. Pacific stars & stripes 5 sunday aug. 20, 1967

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