Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 27, 1976 · Page 110
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 110

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 27, 1976
Page 110
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' ^^^--*^^^**mmmmmmm^^m At Poipet, now a ghost town, the author shakes hands with Khmer Rouge soldier, typical of the illiterate peasant lads who make up army that rules Cambodia. However, I recently decided to try my luck by simply walking over the bridge--it seemed such a simple, obvious idea to step over the barbed wire and enter Cambodia. So that's just what I did, followed by my translator, a young Thailand girl. The Thai border police yelled and waved at us to return, but we kept on going--straight toward three heavily armed Khmer border guards who were rapidly approaching us. All three were wearing jungle-green uniforms topped with floppy green hats. They had bayonets strapped to their belts, carried AK-47.semi-automatic rifles and wore Ho Chi Minh- style rubber sandals. I was stunned, but not surprised, to observe how young they were--surely under 17. I had been based in Peking as the Australian Broadcasting correspondent and had taken my Chinese press pass with me to the Cambodian border. Its bright red cover and gold Communist star had a stalling effect oh the border guards, and I gained time to explain that I had seen Khieu Samphan, the Khmer Rouge leader, in Peking and I wanted to visit Phnom . Penh. The young border guards were baffled by my request and took me to a small hut, about 100 yards from the border, and sent the senior guard into Poipet to fetch the area commander. Holds captured U.S. weapon In the hut I was forbidden to take photos of the countryside, but my Khmer Rouge guards did not object when I took pictures of them. One young guard posed proudly in the doorway of the hut with a captured American M-79 grenade launcher. After two hours I was taken with my translator deeper into Cambodia pn foot close to the once-thriving town of Poipet. My reception this time was far more frightening and closer to what I had originally expected than the welcome by the young border guards. I was met by a lean, intense man dressed in .a black cotton peasant suit and the ubiquitous Ho Chi Minh sandals. He wore the traditional checkered Khmer scarf around his neck and he glared as rny translator and I were introduced to him. "Why have you entered our country illegally?" he demanded. I went through my story, which sounded less plausible this time. I repeated my request to visit Phnom Penh. continued Minute Maid Lemonade. 100% naturally delicious. Minute Maid FROZEN CONCENTRATE FOR ONAD Frosty-cold Minute Maid frozen concentrate for lemonade is a natural thirst-quencher. Be- cause'it's made from the juice of fresh-tasting lemons and all natural ingredients. No preservatives! So every cool, refreshing glass tastes naturally delicious. Try Minute Maid pink lemonade and limeade, too, and get 70 off the first can you buy with this store coupon. I o 0 Save 7,*on ONE can of any size of Minute Maidfrozen concentrate for lemonade. (Or limeade, pink lemonade, orangeade or lemon'n limeade.) MrGrocer : We will reimburse you for the lace amount of the coupon or if B coupon calls tor free goods.-we wi) reimburse you for such free goods at your normal retail price, plus 5« per cournn for handing provided you and the coroumer have complied with the terms of mil offer Presentation for redemption without such compliince constitute fraud Invoices proving purchase ol sufficient stock ol our branb(s) to cover coupons presented for redemption must be shown upon request Corv sumer mat pay any safes ran. Coupon rray not be transferred or assigned and B void where its use is pro- ^^^.~~_ .ITT_ hibited. land or otherwise re- ^BnlM^ 3 \ FOODS DM90HRO. Be. 1250. CtonkM 52734 MBF-F6 81 §1 *! I I Ll/L _ EXPIRES AUGUST 31,1976. -"Minute Maid" fa a recistwcd trademark of The Coca-Cola Company. 5

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