MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE FROM GENERAL BRUCE PALMER JR.
DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL USARV
Memorial Day holds special meaning for Americans as a
time set aside to commemorate our dead. For soldiers in
Vietnam, this day has added meaning because of the loss
of close friends and comrades in arms. As we honor these
dead and those who have lost their lives in past wars, it
is well to remember that our solemn obligation to them
springs from the simple truth that they gave their lives
for our freedom and for the liberty of our fellow man.
Memorial Day, 1968, finds the American soldier
fighting and dying in the same selfless way he has fought
and died in other wars on other battlefields. To these
men, the Free World owes a deep debt of gratitude and a
hymn of praises. For our part, we must make certain that
the liberty for which they died survives and flourishes.
UPI DATELINES AROUND THE WORLD27 May 1968
Stockholm Police, reinforced with suburban
officers, Saturday night turned back a crowd of chanting
student marchers from five buildings they tried to storm.
Minor scuffles broke out and police said several
demonstrators were injured.
A shouting band of about 300 students first marched
from the student union building which they were occupying
through downtown Stockholm to the concert hall. They
shouted "power for the people" and "crush capitalism".
Heavy police guards surrounded the concert hall and
forced the demonstrators to move one.
The march followed a statement by the Swedish Interior
Minister who said the occupation of the student union was
inspired by a small group of communists".
Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul
Razak said Sunday some of the countries he had visited
during his 26 day European and Indian tour had promised
to do what they could to help Malaysia in her development
Razak was speaking to newsmen on his return from a
visit to India, Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, West
Germany, Denmark, and Russia.
He said he had thanked France for granting Malaysia a
One Million Francs credit and France had responded by
saying she was prepared to give Malaysia an additional
One Million Francs loan.
West Germany and Belgium had promised to see what
further aid they could give to Malaysia. They had asked
for details of the projects for which Malaysia wanted
Columbia University President Grasson Kirk
says he will not deliver the annual commencement address
at the New York School's graduation ceremonies June 4th.
Rebellious students have threatened to disrupt the
commencement unless amnesty is granted to student
A Japanese woman near here became the second
oldest person in Japan when she aged 20 years on one day
The years were added to her official record in
Yamazaki when it was found a clerical error had
subtracted them in 1890. She is now really 114 years
Mrs Morimoto, who was born two months before Commodore
Perry arrived in Japan in 1853, said the secret of her
longevity was a cup of sake with each meal.
The oldest known person in the country is Mister
Nakamura of Kamaish City, Iwate Prefecture who will be
116 on June 10.