Commuters Battle Police in Tokyo liiiiikiiiiiiiiiiiiiy^ikiJ tOKYO (VPl) - The nation al railifoad Malted lervtee in and around Toliyo today after tlibu ^ands ot commuters in the worlds biggest city battled police tuesday in the worst such violence inlO years. Commuters at 23 different stations, angered by slow service and the prospect of a weekend strike, smashed win* dows,\ beat up railway em* ployes, sacked ticket offices and burned one entire train in a northern suburb. Scores of persons injured. late to work as a result of the Shutdown and political sources called it the worst crisis faeed by Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka since he took office nine months ago. Buses, subways and private railroad services continued nnore or less as normal but officials said they could not handle the crush of commuter traffic. |-::31#*-'' Communists Reject Saigon Peace Offer Cjaleshirg l^sfer-Mali About 18,()iD0 police fought commuters and announced the arrest of 123 persons they said took part in the rampage Tuesday night at the peak of the homeward rush period. Authorities said perhaps mil* lions of persons would arrive BEAT INFLATION CARH ll Year Certificate Notes 1500.00 Minimum 125,000.00 Maximum For Information Write i (0 Post Office Box 379, Gatesborg. The riots came as a prelude to a 72-hour nationwide strike scheduled to start Friday, were Members of 10 other unions said they Would join the railway strike, a move that would all but paralyze the country's economic life. Tanaka summoned an emer« gency meeting of his "little cabinet," which includes Transportation Minister Torasaburo Shintani and Labor Secretary Tsunetaro Kato,. and ordered the president of the Japan National Railway to try to resume full service later today. Shintani said he would meet with leaders of railway and engineers unions, a highly unusual step for a cabinet minister in Japan, but officials said the situation apparently called for highly unusual measures. EEL CopU ler Crash Military Policeman Allan Alsup looks' over other Army helicopter during bad Weather the wreckage of an Army helicopter that Monday. Eight Arm^.personnel were killed in was involved in a mid-air collision with an- the crash near Ft. Hood, Texas. UNIFAX .t»ARIS (UPl) - Saigon proposed a broad program to the Viet Cong today to bring a final Conclusion to the Vietnam conflict, but the Communists immediately rejected it. The Saigon proposal called for a national election Aug. 26, provided the North Vietnamese first totally withdraw from South Vietnam. In return, the South Vietnamese said they would demobilize an equal number of troops. "The scheme seems to be merely an artificial maneuver not in compliance with the stipulations of the Paris peace treaty," said Viet Cong negotiator Nguyen Van Hieu. Nguyen Liu Vien, South Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minis- GALESBURG, ILL., WED., APRIL 25, 1973 SEC. 3 PAGE 23 ter, had suggested the two sides sign a preliminary agreement Friday, the deadline set forth in the Paris peace agreement. After the 75-minute session today, officials said they would not meet again until next week, meaning they will not meet the deadline. Vlen's proposal was the first time either side suggested a specific date for elections. The Viet Cong also proposed a timetable for settlement of political questions, but Vien said: "The other side's propos als contain nothing new. They again stipulate conditions to be met before real problems can be settled." The Saigon plan did not spell out precisely what kind of institution would be elected. It said "... through the abovementioned general elections, the South Vietnamese people, under universal, direct and secret suffrage, will elect an organ representing the South Vietnamese people to decide the political future of South Vietnam. Viet Elections Proposed^ Helicopters Collide^ Prisoner Exchanges Set Soldiers Die SPRING IS HERE ! I - IT BRINGS PLENTY OF: April Showers, Kidt on Bicycles, lawn Mowers Running, Tractors on Highways, and Shoppers Galore "THINK SAFETY At Home, On the Farm, At Work, At Play, At School and on the Highway Knox County Sofety Council FT. HOOD, Tex. (UPI) Two Army iielicopters caught in a blinding rainstorm collided in flight and crashed Tuesday during exhibition maneuvers for visiting Pentagon officials. Eight soldiers were killed. Five other men aboard the two choppers were injured, including two who were critically hurt. Defense Secretary Elliot Richardson, who had flown to the central Texas post to watch the exercise, had no comment on the crash. A warrant officer who flew newsmen to the scene said, "It was a rainstorm so thick you couldn't see two feet in front of you." He said the pilots would have been flying on instruments because of the low visibility. "The weather has been tough," said Maj. Bill Duerre, an Army public information spokesman. "We've had tornadoes touch down in the area. There has been a lot of rain." I. But he said the cause of the crash would not be officially determined for some time. "An accident investigation team was sent out immediately." The crash occurred during a joint service exercise called 'Gallant Hand" in which 30,000 Army, Air Force, National Guard and reserve troops play like they are rushing from home bases in the United States to an overseas country needing emergency military assistance. The two choppers, one an observation craft and the other a troop carrier, went down between two hills in a muddy area about a mile from the main post on Ft. Hood, a 341- square-mile forest near Killeen, Tex. "It is not an extremely rugged area—just brushland," said Duerre. "The highest elevation—We call it a mountain-is 1,006 feet." The Army released the list of dead early today, but military officials said they knew the hometown of only one, WO Joseph A. Nosky of Brownsville, Tex, The (others killed were CWO Steven B. Maas, Spec. 4 James D. Brown, Pfc. Alan Mandes, WO William A. Shonk, Spec. SAIGON (UPI) - A South Vietnamese official said today Saigon has proposed general elections be held Aug. 26 in concert with the Viet Cong to settle South Vietnam's political future. At the same time tentative agreement was reached on details of exchanging 1,387 prisoners. Foreign Minister Tran Van Lam did not say whether the Communists have accepted President Nguyen Van Thieu's offer for general elections. Thieu was expected to make a nationwide television address shortly to enlarge on the proposal. Lam said the Aug. 26 elections were proposed in the foirm of a draft agreement at the Saigon-Viet Cong meetings in Paris. A Saigon command spokesman said that under the civilian prisoner exchange agreement. South Vietnam will release its 750 prisoners in two ABOVE ALL MAKE IT WHITE'S ROOFING 342-0185 stages-400 remaining day. Friday 350 the and the following WHEN BTfYINO OR SELLING REAL ESTATE SEE RON DAVIS AT HAROLD WILSON REALTY 1131 N. 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Mike Oliver, hospitalized with less serious injuries. Both helicopters were assigned to Ft. Hood. One belonged to the 2nd Arriibred Division and the other to the 1st Cavalry Division. Doctors Say Virus Linked With Cancer WASHINGTON (UPI) Polio conqueror Dr. Albert B. Sabin reports he has found new evidence linking a common cold sore virus with nine types of cancer. "It is one of the causes of these cancers, definitely a cause," Sabin said Tuesday at a news conference at the 110th! annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences. Sabin, 66, reported that he and a colleague made the discovery while working at a former biological warfare center converted to peaceful cancer research. 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