Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 23, 1976 · Page 11
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 11

Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, June 23, 1976
Page 11
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Attend Conference Two high school students have returned from the annual Youth T.our Conference in Washington, D. C. The trip was sponsored by Wheat land Electric Cooperative, Inc. Randy Schcucrman is from Scott City, and Patty Lincnberger is from Holcomb. Approximately 1,000 students attended the nation-wide Rural Electric Co-op session, to observe government in action. They returned to Kansas City last week. Shown with them is Lewis Mitchell, Whealland Electric manager. Not a Shot As Rebels Claim Win BETONG, Thailand (AP) —_ Without firing a shot in anger, without suffering a single casualty, Communist rebels have won one of their biggest victories in the post-Indochina war period, according to officials and Western diplomats in Thailand. They said the losers are Malaysia and Thailand. Their assessment followed the withdrawal on June 6 from Belong of a Malaysian military force which fought about 3,000 Malaysian Communist insurgents in the jungles along the Thai- Malaysian border. The withdrawal order came from Bangkok, Thailand's capital, but officials here claim it was cleverly engineered by the Communists who in effect control Belong — dubbed by some as "the Peking of Thailand" and the district's 35,000 in- habilanlS; Home Minisler Ghazali Shafie of Malaysia has expressed fears lhal if Thailand fails to effectively fill the vacuum left by the departing 400-man unit, Ihe Communists would completely dominate the area and threaten Malaysia from a "safe base" on the Malay Peninsula. Given Thailand's hitherto live-and-let-live attilude loward Ihe insurgenls, who are generally fighling againsl Malaysia, Shafie's fears appear well-founded, Western analysts in Bangkok say. They add that il was Malaysia which provided Ihe effeclive half of Ihe anli-Communisl learn in the rough border region in southern Thailand." The Thais claim they already have sent fresh troops to the area. Two days after the Malaysian withdrawal, Communist rebels attacked a police station in the Prasaeng district of Surat Thani Province, aboul 250 miles north of Belong. The rebels routed 15 policemen, seized weapons and field radios, then set the police stalion afire. The analysts in Bangkok also say thai Ihe Malaysian- Page 12 Garden City Telegram Wednesday, June 23, 1976 Thai conlroversy — which has rapidly soured normally friendly relalions between the Iwo counlries — also does nol bode well for the Association of Southeasl Asian Nalions — ASEAN — of which Malaysia and Thailand are members. The regional grouping, which also includes Indonesia, Ihe Philippines and Singapore, hopes lo ward off Ihe dangers of internal and possibly external Communist aggression through political and economic cooperation. "It's a case in point of the problems ASEAN is going to face," says one diplomatic source in Bangkok. "Here are some hoslile elemenls sandwiched in belween Iwo friendly countries and parochial interests — chiefly Thai — sland in Ihe way of elminaling Ihem." A Malaysian bombing last month, reporledly directed againsl insurgent positions near Belong, and charges lhal Ihe Malaysian Iroops were ex- lorling money and robbing local people led lo demonslra- lions by Belong residenls demanding Ihe withdrawal of the Malaysian forces. The Bangkok government, apparently bowing to the pressure, ordered the Malaysian troops wilhdrawal and scrapped a 12-year-old joinl border securily Ireaty. Topekan Drowns In Lake Perry TOPEKA Kan. (AP) — Jimmy Justice, 17, of Topeka, drowned Saturday in Lake Perry, midway between Topeka and Lasvrence. The Jefferson County sheriff's office said Justice was with a Topeka church group on an ouling al Ihe lake Salurday afternoon. He and a group of youlhs were playing lag in Ihe waler when he disappeared. His body was recovered near Ihe dam. 'King Kong' In Fun City NEW YORK (AP) — The 40-fool gorilla lay prone and bleeding, dead afler a 110-slory fall from the north tower of the World Trade Cenler. But Ihe beauliful blonde who had escaped from Ihe monster's grasp was very much alive as a crowd of 5,000 men, women and children surged forward lo gel a look al Ihe dead gorilla. The ape was of Slyrofoam, rubber and horsehair. The blood was Karo syrup mixed wilh vegetable coloring. Dawn, the monster's erstwhile captive, was really actress Jessica Lange. But the crowd was a real New York crowd, lured by newspaper ads for exlras — unpaid — to lake part in the filming of Dino de Laurentiis' $22 million remake of Ihe 1933 classic, "King Kong." Even Ihough unpaid and nonprofesgional, the crowd had to do some acting — horror expressed at the falling gorilla. The actual fall is being filmed in Hollywood with a mechanical monsler, and Ihe New York version of King Kong just lay Ihere throughout Ihe proceedings. A spokesman for Ihe movie company said the scene at Ihe fool of Ihe World Trade Cenler would be filmed again Wednesday night at a cost for the Ihree shootings of about $250,000. In Ihe finished movie, il will be a five-minule scene at Ihe end. HARVEST SALE Lilhflex GREASE Prices Effective Through June 27 14 PC. WRENCH SET 99 ~ TARPS *24 CHECK BIG R'S SELECTION & PRICE ON TOOLBARS >, 3 PC. Adjustable WRENCH SET 0 Check Big R's i Michelin Tire Prices i Complete Stock BATTERY CHARGERS 10% AH OIL & AIR FILTERS OFF All Chest Type TOOL BOXES MAINTENANCE PAINT 10% OFF PICKUP TOOL BOXES *69 95 ELECTRIC SCOOP SHOVELS PENNZOIL Multi Wt. *13 76 Case Standard Wt. $^76 Case master charge BIG R.-W. HIWAY 50 GARDEN CITY OPEN 8 to 6 Daily, 1 to 6 Sunday

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