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ESTB. 1838 Vol. CXXXIII FITCHBURG, MASS. 01420 THURSDAY, MAY 25, 15 Summit Providing A Broader Picture Helping Hands Two unidentified Soldiers carry orphans In Pleiku, South.Vietnam. They were being evacuated to Saigon as a precautionary measure.

(AP Wirephoto) Sappers Backed By Tanks- Attacks On Kontum Repulsed S.AIGON (AP)' North namese sappers, backed vby tanks, attacked Kontum today. but by dusk all of them had been killed, driven out, or had withdrawn, -South; Vietnamese military spokesmen said. U.S. sources: reported, however, that at last report the sappers still controlled part of the city's air strip. Two assaults against South Vietnam's; northernmost defense-line at-My-iChanh; 20 to 25 miles north of Hue, were re ported repulsed South Viet namese' Spokesmen at Hue? said 166 North Vietnamese troops wereV troops and artillery in what one adviser described as 'a "turkey shoot South Vietnam reported as 1 15 troops' and 43 The 1 spokesmen 1 also-reported thai: two Soviet-built BTR50 amphibious personnel carriers were--destroyed, marking the Introduction of another new weapon to the Indochina war The.BTRSO with'-a-crew two.

'It'carries 12 infantrymen. At An Loc, on (the southern field reports said up to 4,000 ci- front 60 miles north of Saigon, vilian refugees, were get men, retaliating ment put oT.the.-besieged city. refugees, mostly old women and- children, walked south to Tau 0, village nine miles below An Loc They said about 50 had been killed by North Vietnamese shelllngs during their escape. American planes, for the enemy offensive now beg i i Us ninth week, smashed the two' biggest, power plants and a major bridge in the Hanoi Haiphong-industrial complex for the first time since the 1963 68 bombing campaign, US sources said 150 to 300 North Vietnamese sappers from the 2nd Division penetrated Konturhi and -occupied portions of the air field, some civilian houses, a school, a Catholic seminary and the home of the French bishop of Konfum, Msgr. Paul Seitz The targets are located near the southern edge of the city, approximately due south from the western, end of the air strip The sappers also moved into the 'farming 'hamlet of iKapang on the southeastern outskirts of First reports said two battal ions of.

VNbrth Vietnamese troops, or' several hundred attacked But lat- er reports indicated the; force might have been smaller By midafternoan, there had een no major pressure on the outer defense perimeter of Kon- tum, military sources in Pleiku said, indicating that the sap jers intended only a harass nent campaign for the preterit rather: than-a full-scale take the rals.o made new assaults on the northern front above Hue and on two sides' of Da Nang, South Vietnam's second largest city, HeaVy.fighting was ed on the southern front in the Saigon area as the North Vietnamese offensive began its ninth week. 8 Americans Killed In Vietnam Atfion Thomas McCarthy, of 121 Blossom today said he filed request with Worcester County Superior Court Wed nesday which would order Rep Robert Drinan to make public the results of an investigation of the Federal I e.s Drih.a'n's" Fitchburg had promised the report over two weeks ago. McCarthy contends that a Drinan spokesman asserted that SAIGON CAP) i i Americans were killed in Action in Vietnam last week and seven were missing the Com mand announced today It said another- nine Americans'died 1 "of norihostile causes," including crashes not due to enemy action, and 22 were wounded Ing was 12 less than the week before, when 13 men were re ported killed in action, 18 died of nmhostil- 1 causes-, five were missing-and 26 were wounded Casualties among both North and South Vietnamese continued to'increase' 1 due to the North Vietnamese offensive The Saigon command reported 757 South Vietnamese troops killed last week, 2 351 bounded and 214 missing in action This was an increase of seven killed and 32, wounded compared to the previous week, but the number of missing was 130 fewer. The. government claimed 4,028 enemy killed and 106 cap- lured last week, compared to 3,613 killed and 56 cantured the week before.

for according to the allied com --American, 45,755 killed in action, 303,031 wounded, 1,590 missing or 'capturedt dead from nonhostile causes, and 140 missing not as a result of hostile action Most of these are troops killed accidents in which the bodies have not been recovered -of have not been identified. --South Vietnamese, 143484 i in action; 365718 wounded. North Vietnamese and Viet Cong, 835,691 killed The Command's summaries have reported a total of 431 American casualties between the start of the enemy offensive March 30 and last Saturday. This -includes 76 killed in action, 73 missing in action, '56 dead of nonhostile causes, 15 missing due to non- hostile cause's wounded South Vietnamese casualties during the same period have been 5,671 killed and 17,690 wounded, while the government claims 30,015 of the enemy killed. special-' assistant.

Drinan would release a position Fitcbburg mayor" laper withm the week, ''and lbt was over two weeks ago. Overtures to his office by many concerned citizens have ended on the FITCHBUllG BIGH SCHOOL wins the NCMC track and field championships Wednesday at Crocker Field, getting double victories from Ray Hsiker sod Mike Sciibarrissl Leomuuter'i Ray Auger sets two records In winning the shot put and discus See story, photos on File 8. BUSY SVMMEE PLANNED by Willace day camp See Page 13 1 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLES discussed in Ayer. See Page 13. 15 EsltorUI Bridie CtaMlfled 11-17-11-11 Cento tt Cnrnnti 4 OMturtn i Telntston ffmei'i tt-IO-M AH Long North Vietnamese! their 1 March 30, U.S.

officials said Kontum, a.major provincial, capital: in'. the highlands, would bei one'of the chief the country's northernmost" provincial. tal, fellbn May 1, and An Loc, another provincial capital 6( miles north of Saigon, has been -siege for seven weeks. Associated Press correspond ent David Paine reportec namese. and mortars 1 bombarded the city starting a fire in a gasoline storage area in a military com pound on the northern edge ol the town MOSCOW (AP) President and Soviet leaders, push- ng toward the heralded arms curb climax of their summit alks, inre conferring quietly about longer-range European ind Asian issues dividing -their countries.

The fact 1 that carefully prepared for "final- zatiori" during the President's visit were but a fraction of the summit picture was underlined ly Nixon's surprise journey Wednesday evening to a coun- ry dacha or dinner and con versation. with Communist par- chief Leonid Brezhnev and others. The session began about p.m. and continued for five lours. Nixon" arid the Soviet leaders resumed their talks about 11 a.m.

today. White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler told newsmen the discussion Veiiriesday night centered on nterria'tional matters, and he fidicated Vietnam, was among he topics. He reported that Nixon and the top Soviet lead- irs talked first while cruising in a lake hear the da'ch'a and did not. sit down to dinner until about 11 keeping with the timetable or what Nixon- has termed the most carefully planned summit tver held, the fifth in a series of U.S.-Soviet accords was ready for announcement today "deals with rules to pre- ent accidental confrontations between American and Soviet warships on the high seas.

The subject, like the other past and prospective summit agree- nents, was carefully talked out lower-ranking officials Neither Snow, Nor Rain Normally It iakes 68 seconds to walk slowly from Room 10 City Hall, the Adult Education -pept to the Employment Act office, also In City'Hall." But by nsln(! the United States Postal Service: as a messenger, might: plan on a 116 day delay In getting the message delivered. niece ol EEA mall received this morning that was clearly Identified for office with proper addressing, Including zip code, from the Adult Education office In City Hall, was postmarked Jan, 31, 1972 Neither snow, nor rain, n6r dark of night, or even (oulups, will keep the mall from delivery. Better late than, never. Court Suit Filed Press Drinan On Probe with curt, vague replies," McCarthy said, McCarthy said, have been material, "over a period of two months, to Mayor Carleton has never responded," McCarthy said he 1 also supplied information on the Federal Reserve 1 System to Sen. Edward "Kennedy months ago, "three or 'four" 'I received a curt reply from secretary," McCarthy.said.

Filed Suit McCarthy said he" the i against Drinan by Flynn: No Answer Yef William Flynn, former now to Cong Robert said- today Thomas I McCarthy of Fltchburg's Taxpayer will, "receive 'answers 'to his. questions as soon as we get them." Flynn, speaking, on behalf of trying to find a representative Drinan whp was in Washington, who would represent the people said thai the congrsssman's McCarthy said he also sent office "is still checking out the i raised, by the -The issue invglves the Federaj.ReserVe.System. Flynn, contacted at the congressman's' Wallham office, pointed out that us. a' raf of questions: and we are through' on them. When we get the answers FLYNN, registered mail'.

Wednesday acting as- an official; oftrtie Fitchburg Taxpayers' Association. The suit would, force: the congressman make public an investigation he made of the Federal-Reserve. System. McCarthy said; has studying Federal. Reserve System 1 for, the'-pa'st-10 and that $90 billion' dollars a year "is harvested by the i a owned Federa Reserve from taxes', so the taxpayers can use their own money.

the reason: for our economic dilemma am overbearing.local. and fe'dera taxation." -McCarthy contended that Drinan "by refusing to divulge the findings of his promised i i a i is, in fact abrogating his responsibility t( the taxpayers said that Drinan was presented with evidence obtained from the Congressiona arid also' 1 with. count fa jury trial, in which a Minnesota court ruled that "the a i of -credit by bookkeeping entry, constitutional--a decision whicl the Federal Reserve System;" both countries before Nixon arrived Monday. On Friday, if all goes well, a two-part agreement limiting the deployment of strategic offensive and defensive nuclear weapons will be signed. Left for' last is the question of increased U.S.-Soviet trade, a thorny economic thicket unlikely to be raked clean here.

There will, however, be an agreement to set up machinery for tackling the trade question in further detail, and quite possibly to arrange for moderately large U.S. grain sales to the Soviets. Nixon's marathon session with- Soviet leaders Wednesday night brought him together informally not only with Brezh- nev but also with President Ni- kolai Podgprny, Premlel Alexel Kbsygih arid. 1 Andrei Aleksandrov, the Soviet Henry'Kissinger. With Nixon Kissinger, chief assistant for national sfr curity affairs', and at least.two members of the National Security Council was a specialist on Southeast Asia.

Ni xon had planned to-spend Thursday 1 afternoon the nearby city of Zelenograd, but press secretary Zlegler tola newsmen he changed his mind arid decided to 'leave the (Jay- light hours free, further talks with the Soviet officials. The President and Mrs. Nixon were to attend-a performance of "Swan Lake" tonight" by the Bolshoi Ballet. Marx, Lenin, Stalin Taking A Beating By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The dogma of Marx, Lenin and'Stalin is taking something of in.the summit of Soviet leaders President Nixon. leaders of-the Politburo are beginning, it would appear, to appreciate the ways of capitalism They are eager to ex and trade' with the United jtates.

within a.capitalist credit framework. They.want.;collabo- ration in science and -technology. They want cooperation in me field. of environmehta! protection. All this if quite antl Marxist; the agreement to col laboratc on environmental pro tection.

According to Marxist- Leninist natural re sources are the property of ev erybody to be used at will by the state in the name of the people. Pollution should be possible in a Marxist-Socialist state It should be regarded as a product of an exploitative capitalist system. But In the or so the facts life caught up with the Soviet Union as with all Industrialized countries. The leaders are now about to set out to do what a prominent dis- iident years.ago--in an underground pamphlet. The 1968 pamphlet of A.D.

iakharov, a physicist, said the wo superpowers, rather than spend their wealth on weapons of mass destruction, might bet- er seek ways to cooperate, in saving the world from pollution and avoiding such situations as 'the sadly celebrated problem" of Lake Baikal, which was being poisoned by industrial waste. i Sakharov wrote, "the poisons the United States with its wastes while the United States poisons theUSS'R, With its If ideology might interfere with a program clearly In the Soviet- interest, i Politburo seems perfectly capable of ignoring ideology. There is muct to be done on -an: international scale in research and develop nent programs that- can at- aek poisoned air water, eroded lands and all other plagues-'of a modern world's ih- iustrial society. Russia's p'rob- ems.iri- this department are ess than'-'America's, but they ire increasing; swiftly. the' 'case of computer, nists applied It to military and pace technology but until, late the' Khrushchev era its use the consumer economy would have been equated with some sort ol capitalist quack ery.

Now. the teaches eagerly Jtor a scientific-technological accord with the chief capitalist nation. There-Is -llttla doubt it. would'like to computer technology In the consumer field, where the Russians have made a slow start and lag behind the West. The Soviet leaders would rfift allow any East European nation to go as far as Moscow going with the United States.

Czechoslovakia tempted an opening (o the West in similar, style, was clobbered by Soviet might. It is a question of might making right The behavior of the) i this summit once again -how the men who run the Communist superpower can bend and even gnora needs of estSTfif'. world -rev-; ohition still occupy a place in Kremlin thinking, but the interests of world revolution can wait Patriarca Case Closed PROVIDENCE (AP) The state closed its case against a o.h L.S; Patriarca Wednesday after the Superior Court -'jury two-year-old testimony from a witness who currently refuses to testify The testimony of Mrs. Lucille Hasney. was taken from a 1970 trial-record of a-case involving Patriarca and others in connection with the 1968 shotgun slayings of Rudolph Marfeo and Anthony Meiel; Patriarca currently is on trial on charges of being an accessory before the fact of the murders of'Marfep-ana Melel: As soon as the state rested its case, Brower moved to.have dismissed on grounds that the state had not proved all the new -Soviet agreement plemements of accessory.

Mm to tut icwe Toe Line I ta ttMttft Bust I MftH Irem the (WMliflt I'fiwTi (AF IHIIIllliinilllllllllllinillttlllU News Digest Senate OK's Education Bill WASHINGTON: (AP) A bill containing a strong antibusing'pro- vision sailed 'through the Senate but faces tougher going in the House, The bill cleared the Senate 63 to 15 Wednesday with most of the apposition coming from Northern liberals 'who objected to the rider, Army Headquarters Bombed Germany (AP.) authorities: pushed an intensive search today for terrorists -who'. bombed European headquarters in Heidelberg, killing three Americans and wounding five others. Investigators said that to lu they had' no clues. But the West) German Interior Genscher, said police were concentrating on an extremist group known as the Baader- FTnlnli'nf 'P'anVr U. Space Venture WASHINGTON (AP) The signed in Moscow Wednesday by Premier President Nixon will provide mankind with the first rescuing men: in distress in space, in 1975 of a Soviet Soyur spacecraft carrying two and an American Apollo spacecraft with two or perhaps thrtf astronauts, will test rescue techniques that would be called Upon In any future space emergency, officials told newsmen The rendezvous and docking Wednesday, Five Killed In Explosion KILN, Miss (AP) Five women have -been killed in a series of explosions'at''an ammunition manufacturing plant which described a "nightmare Fourth of Company officials said they did not 'know what touched: art the first blast Wednesday at the Ingram Industries facility in sparse plney woods near this southwestern Mississippi village.

Davis Defense Rests SAN JOSE, Calif (AP) The defense In the Angela a I murderrkldnap-cqri' spiracy trial his ended it case without calling the, 28-year-old black Communist Imprisoned Brother Fleets Drumgo, the final wit- Ji ness In three days of defense testimony, said Wednesday be knew nothing of a 1970 courthouse escape attempt which tto prosecution says was aimed at freeing him and the other two Soledad Brothers, John Clut- ihette and the latk Oeattt Facksori. Pioneer Heads For Jupiter tOS ANGEL.ES (APJ Pto-, neer 10, the cereal-bowl shaped spacecraft bound for Jupiter, opens a new era today in man's exploration of space. It passes beyond the orbit of Mars to become- the first- spacecraft to push Into U-Kklen of the outer system. Ahead lies a sage', throughthe. hiianta terold belt, a region ef debris where an Ing'only a millionth of could wreck the HI spacecraft..

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