The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, December 07, 1961, Page 1, Image 1

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    University cf Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Ammunition Pump Explosions Rock Capital Of Katanga
U.S. AIR FORCE !Rre 0n U.S.
Otoe 3Htemw
Established 1873 32 Page
US. Troops Move
Road After Mew Red Threat
BERLIN (AP)-First units of
an American battle group rolled
into West Berlin today after the
Communists voiced a new threat
against use of the highway life
line from West Germany.
The 110-mile ride down the
autobahn came after Communist
Kast Germany declared free
movements of U.S. North Atlan
tic Treaty Organization troops
along the highway had never
been guaranteed by the East Ger
mans or the Soviet Union.
U.S. officials in Paris com
mented that the troops moving to
Berlin are definitely under U.S.
and not NATO control.
The Soviets have called recent
U.S. tests of Allied access rights
to Communist encircled West Ber
lin provocations "fraught with
dangerous consequences."
Co. E. 1st Battle Group, 19th
Sneak Pearl Harbor Attack
Closed Book Says Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) Thel But the Defense Department
Pentagon considers a closed mat- foresees no more official probes
ter the question of why the Unit- into the long and hotly debated
ed Slates was caught off guard subject of who, if anyone, was to
at Pearl Harbor.
The word today the 20th anni
versary of the surprise Japanese
attack is that no more official
investigations are expected.
Authors continue to write books
debating the issues of that day
when the high command at Ha
waii was aurprised by the strike
of 300 planes from six Japanese
carriers and midget submarine
Mayor Passes
Funeral services are scheduled
at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ganz
Mortuary Chapel at Myrtle Creek
for William W. Willis. 72, promi
nent fruit grower and former may
or of Canyonville.
Willis, who spent his entire life
In Myrtle Creek and Canyonville
areas, died Tuesday at Portland.
The Rev. Don Campbell, Metho
dist Church minister, will officiate
at the services. Interment will fol
low at the IOOF Cemetery in Can-a-onville.
Willis was born Aug. 23, 1889. at
Myrtle Creek. He was married to
t iara A. Kimmel on Dec. 3. 1911,
. . -AJitlnn In hia
rinie'wrnis aUo orated!
a trucking line for a number of.rean narour un ..
He attended school in Myrtle
Creek. , I
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.
Maynard Bell of Tucson. Ariz.; two
sisters. Mrs. F-ed V. Forbes and
Mrs. Myrtle Anrierson, both of Port
land; and eight nieces and neph
His wife preceded him in
Sept. 16, 1(51.
Jimmie Says, 'No Dice'
The Army issued its call, but
James F. Farnam said no dice.
James, who goes by the name
of Jimmie. is the wife of Richard
L Farnam
She said'she got her confusing
ly before her birth and her moth
er named her in his memory.
Blast Settlement Interviews
To Start In Portland Soon
The machinery set up for pay-' said he will begin meeting with
mcui oi uauiagc 1111119 icsuiullK
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truck blast in' Roseburg will soon
begin moving.
David Sandcberg. Portland at -
torney who last week was appoint -
ed a master to oversee claims for
property damage, said today in -
ten lews will get under way in
Portland loon to settle the claims,
Meanwhile. Barnett H. Goldstein.'
another Portland attorney, named
hv the court as master' in the
death and personal injury claims,
The Weather
Clevdy with lieh rain and fog
with some feg tonight and Friday.
Lew toniaM i.
Highest temp, last 24 heurs
Lowest temp, last 24 hours ...
Highest temp, any Dec. 151) .
Lewttt temp, any Dec. (5!) .
Precip. last 24 hours
Precip. from Dec. I
Precia. from Sept. 1
ticess from Sept. 1 .
Sunrise tomorrow, 7:33 a.m.
Sunset tonight, 4:31 p.m.
Infantry about 200 men and 25
jeeps and trucks began crossing
West Berlin's "Checkpoint Bravo"
after an uneventful trip through
East Germany.
Soviet guards checked the com
pany on the road near Manen
born, just inside the Iron Curtain
border of West Germany. Another
Soviet detachment checked them
out at Babelsbcrg on the edge of
West Berlin.
On the way to Berlin, the east-
bound convoy passed a small
group of vehicles from the 1st
Battle Group, 18th Infantry, car
rying men westward. This group,
headed for Kassel, arrived in
West Germany after what its
commander called an uneventful
trip. ,.
The deputy commander of the
Berlin-bound troops, Lt. Col. Wil
liam J. Herman of South Nor-
blame for the tragic moment of
There have been eight official
inoiiiries. The first, ordered bv
President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
was opened only 12 days after
the attack and was conducted by
a commission beaded by Supreme
Court Justice Owen J. Roberts.
When that innnirv was rnnduripH
the following Jan. 23 the record
nd transcripts covered 2,173
Between then and the end of
World War II, the Navy and
Army conducted six more in
quiries into the over-all subject
or phases of it. Allegations and
testimony at those hearings
served to foster more publie de
bate. In November 1945. with the
war's end mere than three
months passed and with testi
mony and evidence from former
enemv commanders becoming
available. Congress opened a full
scale inquiry.
A 10-member joint committee
of the Senate and House, with a
battery of special counsel and ex
perts, conducted that inquiry,
compiling mountains of testimony
and a 492-page report.
That final inquiry had the ad
vantage both of material from
the previous seven investigations
and its own questioning oi most
of the top men in Washington and
Youth Escapes Injury
In Mishap Near Wilbur
Dennis Jay Gilbert. 18, Eugene,
escaped injury Wednesday night
!when tne 1 two-door sedan ne
HdS U1IV1UK uvciiumcu uvb inula
north of Wilbur on U. S. Highway
The accident occurred about
10:25 p.m. Roseburg state police
said Gilbert was southbound on
the highway and had attempted
to make a left turn into the west
bound access road to Sutherlin,
umcers saia ijiioerc lauea ioi
1 nnotiate the curve and the vehicle
Officers said Gilbert failed to
( skidded sideways, struck a cement
post and rolled over. The vehicle
i was reported extensively damaged.
claimants nexi montn.
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$1,199,265 available against claims
I of about $9 million
1 Sandeber said that
"with the
! tremendous volume
' have to consider. I
, have to be satisfied th,
tion of any loss is
humanly possible."
In the considerations of the two
men' more importance will be giv- 'In this missile and thermonu-
en death and personal injury'clear age, it would be foolhardy
1 claims than to property damage
i claims. Thus $440,000 will be set
aside for some 14 deaths and 30
injuries on which suits are brought.
Goldstein in this division will set a
fisure for each case, and prob -
'ahly the entire amount he seta for,
each will be paid.
The rest of the fund. $729,263.
will be used for property damages,
j Sandebergs job is expected to be
ea-ier, since most of the claims
.-1IIVC IIM!I Ul mc iiawiiB
come from insurance companies.
And their payments to claimants
afaind them ta-ill cnrailv Hm m.
cepted. On the figures reached by
Sanrtoher?. an ettimateH 10 nee,
$.7 rrrt Kill be paid, since total prop- innde with the exact moment! 'The lessons learned (that dayi a Lt. Gen. Alan Sharpley, Pa- er and a hand plaved the Navy must always maintain our vigil
eny damage claims total J6,8u0,-. 7.53 a m. when the first Japan I are recorded in blood." said'ritir Marine commander and one hymn. "Eternal Father, Strong to.anre and we must never relax
Out. irse planes swooned low over the Sides in his memorial address of the Marines to survive the Save." 4 lour guard."
On Berlin
walk. Conn., made a roundtrip
on the autobahn and reported he
noticed nothing unusual
lothing unusual except
in Trr SSSShJT .
in larger numbers.
that East
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The ls 'BaUle'coup numbers
T . -
bcnoneid Barracks, Hawaii, ex
actly 20 years ago today during
the Japanese attack on Pearl
Today's units were the first of
seven companies of the 1st Battle
Group, 13th Infantry, scheduled to
move across the autobahn at one
day intervals. The 1st Battle
Group, 18th Infantry, which they
are relieving, was the outfit
rushed here Aug. 20 after the
Communists threw their wall
across Berlin.
The advance group of the 18th,
which crossed the autobahn to
West Germany today, is expected
to be followed by 200-men com
pany strength groups starting Fri
day. A mongrel dog named "Leg"
rode in one of the leading ve
hicles. The dog, the battle group
mascot, had her own serial num
ber on the unit manifest shown
to the Soviet guards at the check
The Incoming 1st Battle Grouplre'ary general to bring Katanga
of the 19th Infantry Division
commanded by Col. Ira Palm. 48
of Mount Vernon, N.Y., is reliev
ing the 18th Infantry's 1st Battle
Group, which was rushed to Ber
lin last August after the Commu
nists threw up their wall divid
ing the city.
The relief unit will make the
autooann run in small convovs
daily, with the operation to take:"1,, ovler isnomoes presidential
about a week. As the first unitl.v"'a "r . tanning ai ine l-.iisa-
moved out today, another moved i
up to a bivouac area near the
border to prepare for its move toicauscd no serious damage
Berlin Friday.
An Army spokesman said units
of the 18th Infantry Battle Group
would start leaving Berlin Friday
for Kassel, West Germany.
Young Demos
Hear Kennedy
President Kennedy told a cheer
ing, clapping crowd of Young
Democrats today that they will be
helping to shape the destiny of the
United States during "the most
hazardous period in the human
Speaking in a hotel hall where
the Young Democratic Clubs of
America are meeting in national
convention. Kennedy said he want
ed their help, not so much for the
elections ahead but in demonstrat
ing that this country is in fact the
leader of the free world.
Kennedy rode down Collins
Ave. from the Indian Creek Coun
try Club where a helicopter land
ed after bringing him here from
Palm Beach. After his short talk
to the Young Democrats, he left
to go to another hotel for an ad
dress to the AFL-CIO convention.
ovation when he walked into the
Young Democrats convention and ,
more loud cheers when he said: were fown by Air Force helicopt
"From all I have read in the last er to Fairbanks for hospital treat
four or five months about a con-lment.
servative revival sweeping the Nine inspectors began an inves
United States. I thought nobody ligation into the cause of the cave
would show up today." I in. which occurred about 9:30 p m.
v.rnv fht nniiiie.i.
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only a means of making progress
for the United Mates.
Parties will endure, he said
only as they contribute to the wel
fare of the country.
These days are more compli
rated than those of Franklin D
Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson
Kennedy said, and he asked the
delegates how the country could
the peace,
and i
f,j ,i, l. m.llmn. nt vnunv1
"Da jobs for millions of oung
' American eoming into the labor,
Surprise Attack Possible Says Pacific Fleet Commander
' indeed to assume that surprise at -
i-v mil never be a possibility."
1 This warning was delivered to-
I day by Arlm. John H. Sides, com-
m.iwtir nf the L' S Pacific Fleet,
ln ceremonies marking the 20th
anniversary of the Japsnese at-
tapir n p.rl Harbor.
Ceremonies were held on a plat-
form above the waters along "Bat -
tleship Row." Activity throughout
the naval bae halted mnmentari -
ly in memory of that black Sun-
day Dec 7,
Ceremony Timed
Tha i-armnntf mmm time,! frt rn-
287-61 10c Par Copy
niae auppon
For New Plan
-Bolstered by U.S. support. Act-
to SecretarJ-Gencral U
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IvainnpSl lirvlAP nttoH NnliAnc
U.N. sources said Thant would
submit the plan to his Congo ad
visory committee before making
it public.
Thant disclosed earlier that the
plan aims at carrying out U.N.
resolutions on the Congo, includ
ing the Security Council's direc
tive of Nov. 24 authorizing him
to use force if necessary to expel
from Katanga the estimated 200
foreign mercenaries serving with
President Moise Tshombe's army
and air force.
Thant outlined the plan Wednes
day night in a 50-minute briefing
at U.N. headquarters with Adlai
E. Stevenson, the chief U.S. dele
gate to the U.N.; G. Mennen Wil
liams, assistant secretary of state
for African affairs; and Edmund
A. Gullion, U.S. ambassador to
the Congo.
"The United States is very
pleased with the plan of the sec-
under control," Stevenson said.
A U.S. spokesman said the plan
included use of force to end the
fighting in Katanga and a blue
print of action designed to re
store peace throughout the Congo.
The U.S. airlift to Elisabethvtlle
was suddenly suspended today
when Katangan troops fired small
arms at a Globemaster as it came
beUivtlle airport. Several bullets 1
Penetrated the fuselage but
a re-
port from Leopoldville, the Congo
capital, said the U.S. government
had agreed to the airlift on con
dition that full protective cover
could be supplied, and Air Force
commanders in the Congo were
consulting with Washington to de-
faminA Uafl.A . 1, I I .i
Cable.' from Sfnre TJnnop -hi-.r
U.N. representative in the Congo,
kept Thant abreast of the mill.
tary action in Katanga. A U.N.
spokesman said Linner's reports
indicated the U.N. operation was
going well."
Cave-In Kills
Alaska Miner
One miner was killed and two oth
ers injured seriously in a coal
Healy, on the Alaska Railroad i
about 200 miles north of here
The dead man was identified by
the mine owners as Truman D.
Smith, a coal miner in Alaska
many years. His home was in
Palmer, in the Alatanuska Valley.
The Usibelli Coal Mine Corp.,
which has operated the old Healy
River mine for five years, said
doctors worked over Smith most
nt th. niaht hut una nnahlA n
xh. inlllr', mpn nuito Mnletti
and craven, both of Healy
. .
me tcmperaiure was oeiow
I m at ih time
In Today's News-Review
TOP PLAYERS All-West Coast
and LPI All-American teams
picked, sports page.
bor attacked 20 years ago today,
page 5.
H''"d i"WOrW ' "rto the CDUF office in the Ump -
a nn amni-n nidi ( i
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pB,cr,hira recalls "Proitv
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short War" says first Japanese
prisoner of war captured, page 7.
battleships lining the northeast;
shores of ford Island.
Below the memorial platform
lfor the U.. Arizona, center of to -
I dav's ceremonies, was the rust-
ing hulk of the warship and the fend Uie freedoms for which we
remains of 1102 crewmen who!stand and for which these men
went down with her. The Arizona fought and died."
i and her crew are symbols of those
hours when war came to the
United Stales.
South of the Arizona the old
1 battleship row was vacant. But ing 108 Pearl Harbor raid sur-
between the flag flying above thejvivors from New England. A
' Arizona and one beside Fori Is- group of 60 Gold Star mothers,!
land s administration building
li-s than a mile away nearly
2 000 men died on a Sunday morn
QmrnrAA In KIaimI
IRISH U. N. TROOPS morch to o waiting United States Globemaster to be ferried Wednes
day to Elizaberhville in Kotanga to reinforce the U. N. troops already battling Katan
ons. A U. S. Air Force Globemaster carrying supplies for the U. N. landed safely today
with smoke streaming from one engine and a bullet in the fuel tank from Katanga gen
darmerie rifle fire. (UPI Telephoto)
Kennedy To
Projects In
President Kennedy told organized
labor today he will ask Congress
for standby power to launch pub
lic projects that would put men
to work in case of a recession.
Kennedy, in a speech prepared
for a AFL-CIO convention, also
touched a sore spot in the labor
federation as well as some em
ployers when he said that die
crimination against Negroes "is
a blot on our democracy and a
drag on our economy."
Employment Sets Record
The President announced that
November employment reached
.w high for the month at
67.349.000. Moreover, he said.
unemployment in November fell
Timer Controls
Light On Harvard ,
- An automatic nighttime cutoff
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fie lisht t the VA Hosoital en-
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he nunc at ma xiuBuuai mi-
in operation Police Chief John T.
Truett said today.
Truett said the red-green cycles
of the light "cut out" at 6 eachiP"1 inu rauicu.
evening and a yellow flashing
"caution" light will serve Harvard
Ave. traffic, allowing a free traf
fic flow during the night and early
morning hours.
A red flashing light will serve
the side street traffic.
This cutoff remains in effect un
til 7 a.m. at which time the day
time traffic signals resume opera
tion. Businessmen and some resi
dents of the area have protested
"..i TUVi k-,.T.. 7.
frequently causes traffic "tie-ups"
during certain periods of the day.
The chief said the cutoff will be
effective Monday through Satur
day. No traffic control is desired
for Sundays, however, so the
mechanism will be turned off man
ually for that day.
Truett said there was a long de
lay in providing the cutoff mechan-
ism for the light because the com
pany provlaln? ""f installation had
i in nnpitfn inn Minrn n flffrsm
of the control to accommodate its
special functions.
UF Drive Nears
Seventy Per Cent
The Central Douglas United Fund :
inched within a few hundred dol-
da.ry' a0,' Itr.chednt.0,uu. M
The total is the highest raised
in CDl'F history. Last year's rec-
ord mark was approximately $49,-
Goal for this year is $73,939,
Many returns are yet to come
qua Hotel, it was noted, with iev-
e' tirmt soon to complcta can-
1 vassing of their plants.
"The Important thing for us!
; nere today, ana lor au Amencans,
is to pledge anew that our coun -
; try shall always remain strong,Ford Island, followed by a Navy
and shall always be ready to de- bugler's call to colors. The Amer-
I Taking part in the memorial
tribute were military leaders,
'congressmen, and representatives
of veterans organizations, includ -
many of hote sons died on the
Arizona, also as on hand.
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In tha fmnt rank of narliriuants
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Ask Power To Launch
Event Of Recession
'below 8 ner rent of Iho lahnr
force for the first time in a year.
The rate was 61 per cent.
Carrying on a campaign for
broad authority to negotiate re
ciprocal tariff cuts, Kennedy also
told the union leaders he would
propose measures to help com
munities, industries and working
men hurt by competition from
imported goods.
He rejected "permanent gov
ernment paternalism," advocat-
ing instead a program that would
add to and coordinate present
K m
uiiciiijiu; uiitiiv tur Biumi uusineas
incentives to investment in new
plants and the retraining and
compensation of Jobless men and
temporary tariff relief may
be a part of the prescription in
individual cases," Kennedy said.
"Whatever is required, we will
make certain that no community
suffers unduly from trade. For,
on the contrary, America must
, , .
trade or suffer.'
The. President Wednesday
appealed to the National Associa
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" ""ui.ciurer. .ur auppun
vae Pu:y ne maintained
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To enable U.S. producers to
sell on world markets, he de-
Solons To Discuss
Fort Lewis Probe
FT. I tWIS, Wash. (AP) -Four
Wisconsin congressmen tentative
ly planned a press conference late
Thursday to tell something of
their investigation of training at
Ft. Lewis.
The four. Republicans Vernon
W. Thorn a son and William E. van
Pelt and Democrats Clement J.
Zablocki and Lester R. Johnson,
have been here since Tuesday
They came at the invitation of
the Army to see what basis there
was for complaints from some
members of the 32nd Infantry
Division of Wisconsin about con
ditions at Ft. Lewis.
Wednesday the four, each ac
companied by a guide, visited
umu from the congressional dis
tricts they represent.
They kept their opinions quiet,
possibly wailing for a press con
ference at the end of their tour.
Wnmnn DrnwC 0 YpflTC
"0"lUfi VrUWi 7 I COT j
For Slaying Of Husband
man Adniph Fischer, 31, was ien
fenced Wednesday to nine years
in prison for the slaying of ber
husband in October.
She was convicted last week of
manslaughter after she said she
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husband in a dispute and he was
wounded accidentally. She had
been charged with second degree
I murder.
Dec. 7 attack.
me ceremony was iignanra oy
ithe sound of carillon chimes from
ican flag was run up the Arizona
.flagpole, as It is each day.
The Arizona is entitled to fly
the flag because of its unique
I position as the only retired ship,
, in the Navy still commissioned
iShe is regarded as a member of
the fleet because her crew is
An invocation and Hymn, "Near-
er .My dod to inee long associ
ated with sea trsgedies preceded
Sides' address. As he finished, a
i.Navy chaplain, capt. rred U.
Bennett, offrrerl a memorial nra.
clarcd "labor must demonstrate
its responsibility in helping to
keep over-all wage movements in
line with increases in productivity."
Attacks Courted
In recommending standby pub
lic works authority, Kennedy
courted attacks from such groups
as the NAM which have labeled
it a scheme for inflationary make-
work projects.
"To add to our arsenal of built-
in stabilizers in the event of
a recession," Kennedy said he
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the lines of a bill introduced by
ircu. auactm o. vr: ns
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munities for needed public works.
Dillard Firm
Files Appeal
Forrest 'Industries. Inc.. former.
- V racuie riywood Co., Is filing
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of Appeals, San Francisco, from
a national i.aoor Relations Board
ruling demanding that a fired wom
an employe be reinstated.
The company announced it has
authorized its attorney to proceed
wun suing uie appeal.
The NLRB last week upheld trial
examiner Martin S. Bennett's rul
ing that the company had discrim
inated against the International
Woodworkers of America and had
encouraged membership in an in
dependent union, the Independent
Particle Board Employes Inc., in
the plant's particle board divi
sion. Part of the alleged discrimina
tion was the firing of a tile grader,
Sally Pruitt, in December 1900. The
company was told to reinstate her
to her job and the firm and inde
pendent union told to make up
any pay she had lost since being
fired. The union and firm were
told to post notices that they will
refrain lrom furuier discrimina
In an NLRB election at the com
pany's Pacqua and Sierra divisions
last Thursday, employes failed to
give any union a clear majority.
The 1WA reportedly received 27
votes in the election; Lumber 4
Sawmill Workers Local 2949, to
tal of 25 votes, and Independent
Particle Board Employes 16. It
was reported a runoff election
propably will be held between the
IW A and Lumber & Sawmill Work
ers unions.
Envoy Visits Mark
SALEM (AP) A. R. Lindt
Switzerland's ambassador to the
United States, conferred today
with Gov. Mark Hatfield
Lindt said ha had come to pay
his respects to Hatfield and bring
I the greetings of tha government
Flowers were cast on Uie waters
over, the Arizona and floral
wreaths were arranged on the
Parallel Drawn
Sides drew a parallel between
America's military preparedness
toaay and a generation ago, cit
ing the unified Pacific Command
which bosses all Army, Navy
Air Force and Marine units
"Readiness is the key," he said,
"and constant training is Uie
He added: "No longer are
large concentrations of ships seen
in this harbor ships are in and
nut, a few at a time, on their
way to and from their forward
; nniitinni Vet with all this ta
E1.1SABETHVII.I.E, Katanga,
the Congo ( AP) U.N. jet fight
ers today struck at Katangan
ammunition dumps six miles out
side Klisabethville and explosions
rocked the heart of the capital.
Katangans launched another at
tack against the U.N. headquar
ters just outside of the city at
daybreak after a tropical thun
derstorm broueht firing to a halt
during the night.
(The U.S. Embassy in Leopold
ville said an American Air Force
Globemaster was fired on over
Klisabethville, and the US., air
lift was suspended while com
manders in Leopoklville and
Washington consulted on security
arrangements for the American
(American sources said the
small arms firing came from the
official residence of Katanga
President Moise Tshombe while
the Globemaster was coming in
to land at Klisabethville Airport.
Several bullets hit the fuselage
but no serious damage was
caused.) Tshombe's villa is on
one of the approaches to the air
port. (The Globemaste was one of
six heavy transpovts carrying re
inforcements and supplies to U.N.
forces in the Katanga capital.
The report from Leopoldville said
the United States agreed to the
airlift on condition that the trans
ports would be given full protec
tive cover. Ethiopian Sabre Jets
escorted the first Globemasters
Wednesday but it was not known
in Leopoldville whether today's
flights were escorted.
(The U.S. State Department an
nounced Wednesday night that it
was oiienng me U.N. 21 mora
four-engine transports.)
Forcism Minister Evariste Kuc
ha clapped U.S. Consul Lewis
Hoffacker, 38, under house arrest,
charging that U.S. planes made
the U.N. raids Wednesday on K.
tanga air bases at Kolwezi and
Jadotville. Both the US govern.
mcni ana tne U.N. command de
nicd that American planes were
involved. But Hoffacker stayed at
- 1 nome loaay.
The consul said he felt ouite
safe and was trying to arrange
transfer of Americans in Elisa
bethville, including members of
a large Seventh Day Adventist
mission, to places of safety. Other
foreign consuls held a meeting: at
his home since he could not
Another consul said dinlnmaa
in the city had tried to arrange
a cease-fire Wednesday nitrht hue
"nobody seems to want it." H
said the consuls would try again
Report varied todar on tha
success of the U.N. air strike at
Kolwezi. 120 miles northwest of
Elisabcthvilie. The U.N. com.
mand in Leopoldville claimed
that Indian Canberra lets, in a
20 minute raid, destroyed four
planes of the fledgling Katanga
air force including a Fouga jet
iignter. But ine Kolwezi telephone
exchange reported only one Ka
tangan DC4. was destroyed and
there was no other damage.
Private sources reported that
U.N. planes, in a second air at
tack on Kolwezi Wednesday after
noon, destroyed the reserve fuel
tanks there.
Kolwezi, in the center of tha
copper-cobalt mining belt, was
reported quiet this morning. No
fighting was reported outside
Elisabcthvilie, despite claims in
Paris Wednesday by Tshombe
that the U.N. had attacked at
Manono, 275 miles north of Elisa
bcthville, and the fighting wag
becoming general.
The Katangans launched a
counterattack today against a
railway tunnel outside Elisabeth
ville captured by the U.N.
Wednesday night. But a U.N.
spokesman said "mopping up"
operations were still in progress
this morning.
U.N. forces took control
Wednesday night of an important
highway to the suburbs by seiz
ing an underpass. Other fighting
was reported around a roadblock
leading from the city to the main
There was no report that U.N.
troops had moved into Elisabeth
ville itself, and the only firing in
side the city seemed to come
from the small arms of Katangan
police and troops shooting at any
U.N. planes that flew over.
Some stores reopened. Soldiers
firing at one U.N. plane threw
customers into a panic. Fearing
the U.N. troops were attacking,
they dropped to the floors.
Tshombe left Paris Wednesday
night, saying he would take per
sonal command of his force?, and
arrived today in Brazzaville, cap
ital of the former French Congo
across the Congo River from Leo
poldville. HURRY
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