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·I NtrtftWMt Artantei TIMES, Tutt., Aug. «, 19?2 - AUKAHfA* ' ' Enemy Forces Hit Militiamen Near Highway To Resort Town SAIGON (AP) -- Communist- led forces slashed In^o South Vietnamese mlllilnrhgn 17 miles cast of Salgoiv today. near a highway lending to the resort town of Vung Tnu. Reports reaching Saigon at dusk snld 30-40 South Vietnamese troops were killed and an equal number wounded. There was 119 count on enemy losses,- . · · · '' '· .' ····· By nightfall, the fighting had tapered off to sporadic contact, field reports said. , . . Meanwhile, Communist-led forces backed by tanks were 'MOMENT OF TERROR · . plight oj iiinoceiii was caught in this pli-otograpit taken June 8 on Route 1 near Trang Bang Among Other Scarred Children Napalm Girl Recovers In Saigon Hospital Editor's Note: Press Wirephotos Associated on June 8 slibwed a little Vietnamese girl rurining down the highway after befng caught by a South Vietnamese air force napalm strike that wentv oft target. This is what has happened to her since then By CARL D.ROBINSON SAIGON (AP) -- Two months afijer napalm dropped by South Vietnamese planes sent 9-year- old Phan . Thi Kim Phuc screaming in pain and panic down a highway northwest of Saigon, she has nearly recovered from her burns. At the Barsky Center, a hos pi(al for plastic stfuctive surgery and recon- in Saigon, Vietnamese surgeons trained in the United States planted 'a 1 ' p a t c h w o r k o f stamp-sized grafts over her burned back, neck and arms. She'll probably be home .for school in the, fall; not so \yilh many of her friends. More than 50 children and adults are at the Barsky'Center with faces and bodies scarred by war, accidents, disease and congenital'defects. . . There are burned ones, victims of war and home mishaps; people disfigured by mines and shell fragments, babies lying in cribs recovering from . operations for cleft palates, a common birth defect in Vietnam; arid the victims of noma, a still-unexplained disease which reported to three towns have threatened In eastern Cambodia, raising fears of new thrusts across :the.border into the Mekong Delta and provinces north and west of Saigon. MORE STILL FIGHTING Messages from Kdmpong Trabek, on the Salgon-Phnom Penh highway 85; miles west or the South Vietnamese capital, indicated the Cambodians were still fighting there on the wes bank of the Prek Trabek River but had abandoned that part of the city lying on the east-bank. Sources in Fhnom Penh salt North Vietnamese tanks were sighted, east of Kompong Tra bek advancing toward the be sieged provincial capital o Sva'y Rteng, 20 miles to the east and .about five miles from the Vietnamese border. Another -column of North and bones. CONSTERNATION Compared to the other patients, Kim Phuc is lucky. Her fame as "the little girl in the newspaper" has caused some' 1 'consternation among the doctors and nurses.' "I don't understand why she gets so muchjatlention," says a surgeon, least se- and she Vietnamese infantrymen and tanks was reported heading toward Prey Veng, a provincia capital 25 miles northwest Kompong Trabek. U.S. bombers were support ing the Cambodian's, and th U.S. Command claimed the knocked out- 14 tanks Sunda and Monday. The Cambodia command said .its air an ground forces destroyed anoth Vietnamese plastic "She is a_mong the riously . injured here will be going home soon." Kim Phuc has a home to go to -- a modest house among fruit trees in the town of Trang Bang, 25 miles northwest of Saigon. Unlike her, many Barsky patients have only each other; their families are dead Meanwhile, U,S, B52 bombers made', heavy ''strikes "ln\ : tho outturn/ P»rt ; of North'.VIoA- am, : } aimod prImjirlIy nt fu6l uppllda' for the Quarig Trl and Hue battlefields. Thirty of tho Stratoforlresses arrled :out -the raids around hotporl of Dong Hoi, 145 miles orth of the demilitarized itono, sturatlng a wide area .with more than 700'tons of bombs. . . : · . . NEAR HUE : -., Another, 20 B52s .: struck : at centratlons menacing the western- flanks of Hue. These, strikes were concentrated around Flro Base; Bastognc and an outpost called: Checkmate, 12 , miles southwest of. Huei where there mve ·,been increasing North $2,45 Million Given Nixon Campaign fund "'''· V';! ' : :': ' ' ·'·" -WASHINGTON (AP) ^,'Cnm- nalan contributor tossed another ;$2,45 million'. Into President Nixon's re-election fund during June and July, newly (lied public records show. Key Republican campaign Legal Experts To Push For 'No-Fault' Auto Insurance ftetnamese shellfire - and nntry, assaults. In- North Vietnamese gunners continued .to pour hundreds of artillery rounds into South .Vietnamese positions on the northern front. Sharp fighting also was re- lorted in the Que Son Valley, !5 miles south of Da Nang. The Saigon command said 30 North Vietnamese troops were killed, while government- losses were ,\vo killed and 15 wounded. Overcast-skies cut into U.S. lighter-bomber strikes over 30th North and South Vietnam. The U.S. Command -reported that American fighter-bombers carried out 230 -strikes across North Vietnam and 216 in South Vietnam Monday. . The weather confined most of the raids in North Vietnam to the southern part of the country from the port of Vinh south to the DMZ. In South 7th Air Force reported that' F4 committees, complying with a View law, said 'Monday contrib- utors.ranged .from wealthy past donors and government em- ployes to thousands of small contributors. , - ' : . · : . ' . Topping .the list for the .two- month'period wore thrqe, members -of the Pew, family of Philadelphia, who contributed $36,000 in:all.,The family Is associated -with; SuttOll Co.. ; \V. Clement Stone, a Chicago insurance/'executive who ! was the biggest single Nixon-danor in-1968, sent along $23,000; The same amount also came from Edward J. Hand of Buffalo, vice president of Ryder Systems, and his wife. SMALL DONATIONS -. Not all the money came from large donors, however. The records said some $1.1 million came in amounts of less than $100 per contributor. The Finance Committee to Re-Elect the President said, it received more than 55,000 individual do nations during the two months. ./·The finance committee and three key affiliates reported they. raised^, about $10. million prior to April 7, '..the .effective date o f , t h e .hew federal campaign finance reporting law. Donors . of : funds between SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Lagal exports . from Iho 50 stntes hnvo tentatively agreed to push for'adoption.'back home of a strong "no-fault" auto insurance program, The proposed law that won all but final approval by a 32-14 vote' nl their conference here Monday would guarantee payment to all auto 'accident victims of all "reasonable" medical expenses, whoever mny have been at (ault. Ten 'slates have legislated various versions of "no-fault" aiilo insurance,'but the proposed bill that Is'coming out 61 a week-long session of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws would be even more comprehensive than the Massachu- Twelfth Chess Game In Series Begins Tonight REYKJAVIK, Iceland; (AP -- Bobby Fischer "will be play ing mean tonight," ' a frlem said .today as the American Vietnam, the ; U.S.' Phantoms destroyed four North Vietnamese ·.·tank's two .miles south of Quang Tri City. A communique said 10 tanks have been destroyed by Air Force fighters in the past week. Three Texas Men Pay $1,550 For 103-Pound Watermelon swiftly eats away .facial tissue or lose touch as the patients' . time in the hospital stretches out. Some patients stay for a year or .' more while the surgeons rebuild them. Lam Luc, a 2-year : old, lost the lower part of his face to a shell fragment at An Loc."His father was killed. The doctors are rebuilding his mhulh with plates and grafts, and he can eat again. There is Nhan, a sad-faced, 8- year-bld who sits .constructed by o n his bed network of bandages securing a "tube" Of skin from his arm to his face. Nhan is a noma victim. Doctors halted the spread of the disease and now are trying to encourage the facial skin to grow. Nhan is an orphan. A brother who used to visit him doesn't come any · more, and Nhan doesn't know where he is. BEGGING FOR LOVE Xuan Thi Thanh at H mothers the: younger ones. Mentally retarded and epileptic, she fell in the family cooking fire and burned her face and arms. Her family, in the northern city of Da Nang, doesn't come n o w , and she smiles and clutches at visitors, begging and love, for attention RECOVERING There is Son Si Men, a Cambodian boy who "came more than a year ago with severe na- P a lm burns. Several times: he ' By BRAD. BAILEY .. | Of The Texarkana Gazette HOPE, Ark. (AP) -- There are three men in Dilley, Tex., who are not too happy with a watermelon they bought; even though the melon delights the taste buds. The three men are unliappy because they paid $1,550 for the 103-pound .melon, smallest in the patch of Lester Kent of Hope. . Recently the trio--Lane Mof- felh, Joe Treyino and Bill Leston--told . the National Watermelon Growers Association that it was impossible to grow a melon weighing more than 100 pounds. Apparently, the men never heard of Hope. If they had, they might have been aware that, a world record 195-pound watermelon once was harvested at Hope. At any rate, the men backed their statement with cash and wound up paying the association. Kent, who is accustomed to raising,melons in the .180- pciund bracket, had no difficulty in topping the 100-pound mark aside from loading the melon on the bus. "Don't send us that melon,' Motfett told Kent over the tele phone. "We won't know what to do with it." PAID FOR Kent replied, "You paid for it and you're gonna get it." nearly died. He doesn't remem- .i'.PhanThi Kim Phuc pushes another patient in wheelchair ber where his village is or what fenior became of his family. But now, Center. , Five Men Aboard Private Plane Die In Crash CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) -A*private plane that crashed near here killed. _all five men aboard -- at least two of them executives of Jerrico, Inc.."''of Lexington, Ky., the owner of Jerry's Restaurants. Witnesses said the twin-engine Cessna 421, which had just .taken off from Cleveland Municipal Airport, developed engine trouble before it wenl down just outside the Clevelant city limits Monday. The five were tentatively identified as Bill Morris, the pi lot; Richard Schoff, Raymoni Simescu, Chuck King ad George Sperry, all believed to oe from Lexington, Ky. Schoff was listed as executivi vice president of Jerrico am Simescu as director of oper ations. Jerry's Restaurants operate throughout the Southeast. *'The Identities were listed a . tentative until the bodies coulc b)». identified. However, Morri jjosw'ell, -manager of Jerry' Restaurant in Cleveland, sai the five had visited him o business prior to the crash. - B«nny Castell. who lived nea {he crash site about five min utes from the airport, said h saw the plane--with one engin aut--hit a clump of trees, g Jrtto « spin, then hit the grounc ' end burst into flames. . '*· Fred-Morrison, a fireman a iiearbv Charleston, said he als paw the plane in flight just br fore it crashed, V "It fust turned up on its sic /ind clipped two pine trees," h Mid. ''Then it nosed into th /round and burst Into flames. V- HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Ray E. Dillon Jr., president of Dillon ompanies, Inc., announced ecord sales and earnings for he fiscal year ended July 1, 972. He said sales were "406,060,680 compared with 344,771.784 the previous year. Vet earnings were $7,254,588, o m p a r e (I with $5,907,640. Earnings per share were $1.58 ompared with $1.31. Business Notes NEW YORK -- The F. W. Voolworth Co., reported today hat consolidated sales for the irst six months of 1972 totaled $1,336,391,000, an increase of cent from sales o! H.168,627,000 in 1971. Estimated net income for the period, including a 52.7 per cent share of (he income of F. W. W o o l w o r t h a n d Company ^ i m i t e d , England, totaled (17,776,000, or 54 cents per share, an increase of 11 per cent from income of $16,018,000 or 48 cents per share, for the comparable period last year. To Dedicate Site WASHINGTON (AP) -- .lull. Nixon Eisenhower will taki part Thursday in the dedication of the Herbert Hoover Nationa Historic Site in West Branch Iowa, birthplace of the forme: president. The White House also an nounced Monday that while en route to Iowa she will stop in C h i c a g o Wednesday nigh where she will read a spccc from her father, President Ni on, to the American Healtl Congress. K e n t-raised watermelons nake television appearances vith celebrities', are devoured celebrities and always draw crowd. Bob Hope once auc- ioned a Kent melon for $8,000 to aid victims of Hurricane Cam- l i e in:1969. . . . . . . Publicity is Ihe name of the ame for residents of Hope, iome of them make up jokes about the size of Hope melons. A Brief sample: "A picture of one.of our melons weighs 10 pourids!" "The vines grow so fast our melons are often dragged to death."' - ' . . - · · FIBERGLASS One fellow is mulling, over he idea of constructing a 30- "oot fiberglass melon, placing it iy a road and attaching a sign nviting persons to have their picture made with the world's argest watermelon. The Hope Chamber of Commerce offers $300 each year for the person growing the largest watermelon and the last four years the winner has. been Kent; · . . . Kent, who.began growing watermelons as a-hobby in 1968, says Hope, is probably the only place in .the world with the right combination of climate, soil and seed to produce the "big 'uns." Kent adds his know-how and says, "You can't help but come up with a winner every time." April .7 and May 31 were reported during June in the first filing: required under the new law. The-latest filing Monday was required under a provision calling for'reports 15 days before a national convention. The Republican National Convention is Aug. 21-23. No reports for Democratic committees were required at this time. Records show the key committees spent $4.91 million during -June and July, leaving them with a balance of $7.76 million. : · '-. The bulk of expenses were for convention- arrangements, salaries and travel. ·'·.-. The expenditures report also lists a $384 payment to James W. McCord on June 1 for closed circuit TV 'equipment. McCord is tho former security coordinator for the committee who was arrested June 17 and charged with breaking into Democratic National headquarters. He was fired two days later. challenger ,'and champion Boris Soviet ches Spassky pre cits and Florida laws, 111* ouglioal In tho niitlon, "Tho Idea Is to miiho snro jeopleiaro compensated,' snld Jndsoy Cowon, doim of tho University of Goorgln Liuv tho Ilia Locking Device For 727 Doors Adopted CHICAGO CAP) -- A new locking device which will prevent the rear exit doors of a Boeing 727 from opening in flight is the latest anti-hijack weapon adopted by United Air Lines. A spokesman for the airline said Monday the device, which is activated by aerodynamic pressure and cannot be overridden by the crew while in^the paved for their 12lh game. Fischer was crushed b Spassky in just 31 moves Sunday, trimming the American's lead in the 24-game match to 6V4-4V4.- A win counts a full point, a draw a half. It was Fischer's first defeat since the opening game July 12, arid the friend .added; "Bobby hates losing." : Fischer needs six more points to take the title and Spassky 7 J /4 to retain it. Spassky in the llth game Sunday at last" returned to championship form, particularly with a 14th move - that the assembled grandmasters gaped at. The move, a backward sidestep with a knight, cornered Fischer's queen. "It'lakes a champion to attack backward," said Danish grandmaster Bent . Larsen. "The match really Is a greal match now." · Friends say Fischer's defeat is certain to tighten his play and make him more aggres sive.. After 10 days of relative peace, tension is mounting again in the American camp. Fischer made his first approach in nearly two weeks to the Icelandic chess federation. He complained there was too much noise at his secluded seaside villa and he wanted something done about it because he was sleeping badly. Officials of the federation said Fischer was hearing either the sea or the ventilation system. ' They're sending a man around to check the ventilation. School and chairman of ommllteo- t h a t diwcd model Inw, · The annual conference ws irouglil together commission- rs from .ovory slnto .to complete, the drafting of bills for .doption by their legislatures. FOUR DAY 'FIGHT ·The auto' proposal was fought over for tour dnys-Ki'orc It .wns given tentative approval. Tho drivo here for a "no-fau\l l»w parallels one in the U.S. Senuto ,hls week, and Washington proponents sent aides here to :oor''iuate the two moves. , . There would be no top on the amount an auto victim coulti recover from his Insurance company, while none of the 10 states wilh some form of no- fault" coverage, provides more than $10,000. · ' · · · Trial lawyers generally are oppose d. to s wl ngl.n g' aw ay; from the present system of usingithe courts to settle accident claims. The big Insurance firms are divided, with i some supporting "no fault" and others opposed. Government estimates are that only 40 cents of every $1 in auto Insurance.-. premiums are returned to accident victims. There would be no suits except to recover for damage to property other than automobiles, for Vpaln and suffering," and injury causing more than six months : o f ' t o t a l , disability and for being out of work long- T than six monlhs. BEYOND $1,000 All other .legislated plans air will be installed on all 150 of,United's 727s. · · ' .. The device is aimed at the recent hijacking tactic of parachuting from the rear exit doors of a 1 727. open the courtroom door when medical bills go beyond $1,000, and' some of 10 states permit suits for even less. But the pro- losed ,law receiving clearance here.;'.'would guarantee compensation from the insuranca company for all medical bills while barring suits for any. of them. Besides Massachusetts ana Florida, the states with soma form of "no-fault" are Con-, necticut. Delaware, New Jer, sey, Maryland. Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Illinois, where the law has been de clared invalid by state courts. The TIMES ii The Beit Buy For Your Advertising Dollar! after months of delicate skin grafts, he puts on his. hat and caves, for home, looking much Ider than.-14; His eyes fill with ears as he says goodby. A riend, he is told; will try to nd his family. OTHERS There are the others: A sol- ier badly burned when bis ar- more personnel carrier hit a mine in Laos over a year ago. beatiful peasant girl. blinded nd disfigured by a booby trap vhile working in a field. An old woman, burned, silting in""a vheelchair in a corner, alone and shy. A dozen children recu- )erating from cleft palate operations, their arms in braces so hey won't tear out the stitches. The Barsky Center began in a converted apartment in 1968 and moved into the present clinic at Cho Ray Hospital in 1969.''It,has treated more than 3,000 persons in four years, and the patients come now at the rate of 100 a month. When first established, Farsky was staffed almost completely by American and other Western doctors and nurses. An American administrator, Joyce Horn of Riverdale, 111., remains, but most of the operations are done by Vietnamese doctors and nurses. There are three Vietnamese plastic surgeons, another in training, and nore than 30 nurses. SPONSOR The center is sponsored by Perkins Wanted To Swap U.S. Secrets For Vietnam POWs T Y N D A L L AIR FORCE BASE, Fla, (AP) -- An Air Force sergeant who hoped to swap top secret documents for American prisoners of war was so incapacitated by alcohol he believed his plan would have worked if he hadn't been caught, a psychiatrist says.; The prosecution in the espionage court-martial of Walter Perkins was Sgt. call the New York-based Children's Medical Relief International, which is headed by the noted American plastic surgeon. Dr. Arthur J. Barsky. Most of its financial support comes from the U.S. Agency for International development, h u t its funds have been cut back like other foreign programs. Children's Medical Relief has begun a major money-raising effort to get private funds for the hospital. The photograph of Kim Phuc fleeing down the highway moved Son. Willam Proxmire, D-Wis., to recommend $550,000 for Vietnam's burn victims,- to be administered by Children's Medical Relief. The proposal is part of the current foreign aid bill. three Air Force psychiatrists today in rebuttal to the three defense medical witnesses who painted Perkins as a frightened, lonely drunk overcome by the pressures of his job. PLF.A Perkins has pleaded innocenl by reason of temporary in sanity. Dr. Robert Saiioff, a psychiatrist who teaches both law and medicine at Temple and Pennsylvania universities, test! tied that Perkins believed he was going to trade five docu ments with the Russian for three American POWs in North Vietnam. He said Perkins had met with a Soviet agent in Mexico City to arrange for the swap two months before his arrest. When arrested last October at the nearby Panama City Fla., airport, Perkins carricc five documents concerning U.S Air defense and intelligence. He also had his Air Force cap, belt and name plate which Sadoff said were symbolic ap peals for someone to help him with his alcoholism, signs fo: someone to slop him. "Fla was feeling depressed,' Sadoff said. "He believed he was sliding away because of al cohol. He said he had dreamei he could do something posiliv. for his country . , , he did no see that , he could be doing something harmful," . STUX BELIEVED The psychiatrist said. Perkins 37, still believed the Russian would have made the trade I he had not been arrested. The military judge, Col. Joe 'eck, who is hearing the case lone, said he would allow arguments on the sanity issue :arlier than normal in the trial because of its critical nature. Two other psychiatrists said erkins told them of drinking vith an increasing capacity and olerance since his early teens, a p r o c e s s that accelerated when he entered the Air Force at age 17. DR. 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The CHA also asked Monday that Judge Austin reverse the ratio ~ one unit of housing in white neighborhoods for every three b u l j t i n predominantly black areas. The orders on public housing have come on a six-year-old American Civil Liberties Union suit asking that the CHA be rc- qired to build 60,000 additional units of public housing in Cook County. "Get with th« Girls who inokc it FABRIC CITY You May Be Able to Stop Looking and Start Living Buy a dream house where the family can live with security and comfort. A home that's all yours is in COME VISIT reach. We'll help turn those loan wheels whether you plan to buy or if your plans are to build. S«rvm0 You In Two location*: DOWNTOWN FayettivilU and NORTHWEST ARKANSAS PLAZA first federal savings FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Priori* 521-3424

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