Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 132
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June 29, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 132

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captured USS Pueblo. Right, a school gala includes chorus and orchestra praising President Kim II Sung, whose flower-bedecked picture hangs on wall. In-the long run, however, the United States obviously cannot rely upon China to resolve its problems in Korea, which is why members of the Senate are proposing the withdrawal of U S troops In a recent television interview, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana suggested that ''arrangements could be worked out over a period of time so that we would not be bound. through the use of approximately two divisions stationed in Korea, to the future of that country " Less than a week later,. Sen. Alan Cranston (D., Cal) said of our troops in South Korea: "We can't pull them all out precipitously, but!we cannot be involved there indefinitely, or sure'v we wilrbe involved in a ground war in Asia and again with a corrupt military dic- tatorship." That reference to the lack of democracy in South Korea brings up another touchy Issue for the U.S. During the past 18 months. South Korean President Chung Hee Park has issued nine "emergency decrees" which have suspended constitutional guarantees of freedom. In each case, the decree was issued ostensibly to protect South Korea from invasion. But their principal effect has been to alienate students, intellectuals, the news media and other key elements of_South Korean society. Sees'authoritarianism' Concern about political repression in South Korea last year led one high- ranking, U.S. foreign, service officer to take an unusual step. Arthur W. Hummel of the State" Department's Bureau of East Asian and"Pacific Affairs fold a Congressional hearing: "I would have to agree that the trend in Korea is toward authoritarian government." The Koreans in both halves of the divided country are,-in the words of one United States official, "perhaps the fiercest, toughest, most independent people on the face' of- the earth."- To defend itself. South Korea maintains an : armv of almost 600','OOQ men,~supported bv a sizable array of tanks, missiles and jet fighters, most of which have been supplied by this country. The North Koreans are believed to have about 400,000 troops, backed up by Soviet "Frog" missiles and 600 combat planes, including, more than 100 Russian MIG-21 jet .interceptors. Since 1972. the North Koreans have constructed a network of tunnels beneath the 155-mile-long demilitarized zone which divides the two countries- Two of the tunnels, have been discovered, by the South Koreans. They are six feet high and 16 feet wide. They would allow troops to pour undetected into South Korea at a rate of about 30,000 an hour. The U.S. Army has an authorized level, of 42,000 combat and support troops deployed across the frontier just south of the DMZ. Those ground troops - are backed, up by tactical nuclear weapons, surface-to-air and surface-to- surface missile units and three squadrons of Air Force fighter-bombers. But most Americans obviously do not want their sons" and brothers fighting again in Pusan and Inchon, the "Iron Triangle" and the "Punchbowl." For them, the lesson of Vietnam is that United States involvement in another Korean war would prove another national tragedy. This special Polaroid film offer starts with a bang! Before the fireworks start, take this coupon to any participating dealer and get 50c off on any pack of Polaroid color film, including SX-70 and brilliant new Poiacoior 2. It s a real Yankee Doodle dand\ of an offer. And~itsiood until Jul\ 20th. 1575 Polaroid. C * * *"* A * * 'OFF take this coupon to any participating dealer. It's good for SOX: off on the purchase of 1 pack of Polaroid color film. Offer expires July 20th, 1975. Valid only in U.SA Limit one per'family. "^ ' : Tothedealer: Please redeem this coupon for 50C off your selling price. Polaroid will reimburse you 5QC plus 5C handling allowance when this coupon has been properly redeemed on the purchase of Poiacoior 2 Type l08, ; Polac-olor1 Type 108. Type 88 or SX-70 film, provided you received it,on your sale of one of these products and that sufficient product to cover ell redemptions-has /been purchased by you. Coupons must be submitter, to Polaroid prior to August 20th. 1975 and willbe., redeemed by-September 20th. 19/5^For redemption, mail to Polaroid Corporation. PO- Box 13Q9.-Clinton.-Iowa 52734 Cash value 1720th of 1 cent. Coupon void'where taxed, prohibited or restricted by law and may not be transferred by you. Customer must pay any sales or similar tax applicable. Polaroid's 4fliofJulyOte

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