Tuesday, March 11, 1969 Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois)
Established Jftft, 15, 1836 North Korea Shells American Outpost SEOUL (AP) - North Korea charged U.S. military maneu' vers in South Korea were aimed to "provoke a new war," and American forces exchanged fire today with Communist soldiers on the western sector of the demilitarized zone. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James 6. Knapp, head of the UN Cofmand at Panmunjom, told a meeting of the Military Armistice Commission the North Koreans fired on an American outpost and the fife was returned. Me gave no more details but proposed an on-the- spot investigation by a joint observer team. The senior North Korean delegate, Maj. Gen. Lee Choon-sun, charged the Americans opened fire. He did not accept Knapp's proposal. tt was the first exchange of fire along the DMZ since No vember.