Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 9 1967, Page 1

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 9, 1967, Tokyo, Japan This is fifth and Slot Street Ineve York City tuesday morning during a blizzard which dumped 12 inches of Snow by Lizard Star an authorized publication of the armed forces far East p a i f i c ipes daily 15 with supplements Al 21 b 39 five Star edition 9r 1967 fire sweeps Isle 50 feared dead Tasmania up raging Bush fires tanned by Gale winds have killed an estimated 50 persons and were within two Miles of the Center of this Island capital tuesday Many Small were reported wiped police estimate More Tolian 50 persons have died or at least 40 different fires raging in the tin Leardry country Between Hobart in the South and the North coast port of they said the toll might be much higher when communications were deaths have been con a the government declared a state of emergency As to rent protest fails through England up landlord Edward King objected when the local rent of fice reduced the rent of one of his houses by a he an official to visit the inspector Mark Couchman and fell through the weakened apparently by dry King withdrew his civil defense and Volunteer forces fought flames in the fruit and hop gardens and Bush a pall of smoke covered the is even blotting but mount near among the casualties in the fire was one of a u s t r a 1 i As famous the which is located at the foot of the about 450 Homes were reported destroyed in the suburbs of the after the fire swept through the brewery and engulfed a dynamite it exploded and sent sheets of flame into nearby the fires also destroyed com Contini cd on Back 1 t 1 to visit Washington sen ate tuesday expanded benefits to veterans of the Viet Nam passed by voice vote and sent to the House was a Bill to in such benefits As veterans Hospital increased compensation to wounded veterans and their and financial Aid for car purchases by seriously disabled former it also would provide these additional benefits compensation at wartime which Are 20 per cent higher than those in peace for continued on Back 3 new York blizzard rolled Over a wide area of the Atlantic coast spilling Snow and carrying High winds through at least 14 air planes were schools closed and Many roads were almost what had been an unusually mild Winter in most parts of the East turned into a White Nightmare for anyone trying to get anywhere in an area from the Carolines to air traffic at three metro Politan airports serving new York slowed to a near stand Washington National Airport was shut Down and traffic at Dulles International Airport near Washington was sharply school closings were reported throughout the Region swept by the the blizzard dumped from 3 to 14 inches of Snow on parts of North new new Massachi new Hampshire and Rhode the new York Stock Exchange delayed the Start of trading 15 minutes due to the blizzard con Page new York City got 12 inches of suburbs14 chaos of a sort briefly touched i Manhattan As its transit Tempo slowed and rus hour crowds unexpectedly built up hours ahead of throngs on Back 1 Washington a Arthur ambassador to the United announced tuesday he will visit Southeast including this he am not going on a peace Goldberg discussed the trip and other matters tuesday with pres ident who asked him to undertake the he said it is a fac finding trip for the Politi Cal and economic you will be searching for peace wont you Goldberg was asked while he talked with re porters in the White House i will not be making a peace the ambassador Goldberg said a Complete Itin continued on Back s 4day let truce May be extended Washington a state department spokesman tuesday held open the possibility that the fou Day ceasefire in Vietnam for Observance of the Buddhist new might be the ceasefire began at 7 wednesday Saigon time and is scheduled to continue until 7 we will see what said press officer Robert my we do support the initiative of the Republic of Vietnam in its de sire to discuss with North Vietnam the possibility for extending the in and Allied armed forces idled in defensive during the both sides have pledged to take no offensive the opponents reserved the right to shoot in Sel defense and left themselves free to move troops and Mccloskey was asked what would happen if the Viet Cong and North vietnamese guns remained silent at the end of the fou Day the Viet Cong have called for a seven Day pause in the fight Mccloskey reiterated that the will see what happens and added i have no categorical statements to make up or As the tet truce got under the called off its air raids against North Vietnam which on tuesday marked the Start of a third an official spokesman in Saigon sail that sea and ground action would be resumed at 7 but the spokes Man made the statement to news men before possibility an Exten Sion in the ceasefire if the ceasefire follows the Pat Tern of the recent Christmas and new years it will be riddled by gunfire and

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