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Qalesburg lfeglster-Mai) GALfiSBURO.ILt.., FRI„ MAY 11, 1973 SEC. 3 PAGE 17 Mitchell Disavows Role, Stans Expects Vindication SAIGON (UP1) - Communist troops firing antiaircraft guns today forced down two truce team helicopters carrying go?' ernment and Communist officers and then held the ocupants at gunpoint for nearly three hours before permitting them to fly on to Saigon, the South Vietnamese Command said. One of the helicopte/s was hit and received slight damage but there j was no report of casualties. It and the other chopper were able to continue the flight from the incident 55 miles north of Saigon to Bien Hoa Air Base just north of the city; Aboard the aircraft were eight Viet Cong officers, two South Vietnamese liaison officers and eight government air crewmen. The helicopter is part of the South Vietnamese Air Force but was on loan to the JMC. A, government spokesman said the two choppers arc assigned to the Joint Military Commission (JMC) and were marked with its bright orange striped insignia. The spokesman said the flight was a regular liaison flight to Communist held Loc Ninh near the Cambodian border and had been cleared in advance with the Viet Cong delegation to the two-party JMC. Lt. Col. Le Trung Hien, spokesman for the South Vietnamese command, said the two helicopters had dropped off three Viet Cong officers at Loc Ninh and left there at 1:45 p.m. to return to Saigon. They had covered about 20 miles of the 75- mile distance when Communist antiaircraft gunners opened fire. i One of the helicopters scended from the agreed 3,000 feet altitude in the air corridor in hope that the gunners could better see his orange JMC-markings, but the firing continued, Hien said. The second helicopter circled over the descending craft and it too was fired on and hit, sustaining de- on light damage. Both helicopters landed. About 100 Communist soldiers emerged from a nearby hamlet ahd encircled the two helicopters, refusing to permit them to leave, Hien said. The pilots radioed their plight back to Saigon and the chiefs of the JMC were called into emergency session. '•<• • ;:'!j=;:..if i. '! • : ; Coalition Ends 163-Day Crisis ~ In Netherlands THE, HAGUE (UPI) - The longest political crisis in postwar Europe has ended after 163 days with the formation a five-party coalition government led by a strong pro-Western Socialist, Prime Minister Joop den Uyl. Den Uyl and his 14 other cabinet members took the oath of office today from Queen Juliana and then formally took office . The deadlock, by far the longest in the Netherlands since World War II and the longest anywhere else in Europe, began last Nov. 29 when the country's general elections proved inconclusive. 'In 1956, a similar marathon crisis ended after 121 days. the outgoing government, a moderate righbwing coalition led by Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel, remained in office on a day-by-day caretaker basis during the long search for a new government. An announcement of success came Thursday, 18 days after the queen asked the leaders of the big Labor and Protestant Anti-Revolutionary parties to combine forces in an effort to resolve the deadlock. Den Uyl, 53, heads a three- party "progressive" bloc led by his Labor party and including the Roman Catholic Peoples party. . and the Anti-Revolu tionati*s:* »* ~ NEW YORK (UPI) - Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans were indicted Thursday on charges of perjury and ob• structing an investigation into a financier's dealings in exchange for a $200,000 contribution to President Nixon's re-election campaign- Also indicted by a federal grand jury were the financier, Robert L. Vesco, 37, former board chairman of International Controls Corp. (ICC), and Harry L. Sears, former Repub- Bruce Leaves For Post Astronaut Paul J, pilot of the first manned Skylab mission, is suited up during prelaunch training activities. He is assisted by astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., prime crew commander. Crew Suits Up Weitz, prime crew The two are part of the three man crew which is scheduled to be launched into earth orbit May 15. They are scheduled to spend up to 28 days aboard the Skylab space station. UNIFAX Monday Peking Crews Stepping Up Pace For Dual Skylab Blastoffs CAPE, KENNEDY (UPI) With simultaneous countdowns running smoothly, dual Skylab launch crews stepped up the pace today for firing America's first space station into orbit Monday. "Both countdowns have gone quite smoothly," launch director Walter J. Kapryan said Thursday. "It's as smooth a | countdown operation as we've ever had. I think we're in good shape. The real dramatic, traumatic occurrence domes on launch day." With the countdown pace THE GALESBURG CLINIC and PHARMACY Will Close At 12:00 O'Clock Noon Saturday, May 12, 1973 In Respect For The Memory of Its Founder — Dr. William Johnson accelerated, the first Skylab astronauts, Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz, are in Houston today for their last major medical examinations. They have Saturday off and will fly to the Cape on Sunday. America's first space station, Skylafo will be fired into a 269- mile high earth orbit at 1:30 p.m. EDT Monday atop a Saturn 5 rocket that stands 334 feet high with the lab attached. The three astronauts will be boosted up to the station 23% hours later by a Saturn IB osion Beiru tCease-Fire ous today on the second day of a ceasefire between government troops and Palestinian guerrillas and an army cornmunique said many persons Were killed or seriously wounded. New fighting also was reported on the border with Syria. (A seven-point cease-fire plan ON HER DAY Take An Enjoyable Outing To Little Swan Lake Just 4 Miles West of Avon MOTHLR'S DAY DINNER AT BEAUTIFUL DRIFTWOOD SUPPER CLUB Live How,.. The Good Life LAME SCENIC LOTS AVAILABLE FROM $2,700 40 HOMES ALREADY BUILT -O- 6 UNDER CONSTRUCTION Only 10% Down Low Simple Interest Rates 5% DISCOUNT FOR CASH Office Open Daily in Administration Building FOR A LIFETIME OF PLEASURE ... LIVE AT YOUR OWN RESORT WHY WAIT? HAVE MODERN LIVING TODAY ENJOY: Fishing -:-Swimming -:-Boating -:-Water Skiing -:-Golf on your own 9-hole course -:-Large Camping Grounds Little Swan Lake Just West of Avon — Only 25 Minutes from Golesburg BEIRUT (UPI) — A thundejr-announced Thursday in Damas- explosion rocked Beirut,cus was thought to have ended "the fighting, now in its ninth day, but Israel was taking no chances and its experienced Golani Brigade continued "mill tary exercises" in the Golan Heights in an implied warning to Syria to keep hands off. A military spokesman said tanks and planes were involved in the war games.) The army communique said the explosion near the refugee camps in Beirut's southern outskirts at 9:30 a.m. was caused by a Mercedes car running over a mine, apparently laid during the recent clashes in the area between the army and guerrillas. Newsmen, however, said they believed the explosion was caused by a timed explosive device placed in the car which was parked on a side street. The explosion was the only incident reported in Beirut in the 12 hours between midnight and noon. The army also reported a guerrilla attack on a customs post at Al Arida, 72 miles north of Beirut on the Syrian border. "The post was attacked with rockets and mortars despite the cease-fire," the communique said. "Our forces returned the fire and the armed men were forced to retreat behind the (Syrian) border. We suffered no casualties." In Beirut and five other cities a curfew imposed Monday night was lifted by the army between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Traffic "jams developed in the streets and the banks opened for the first time since the clashes started May 2. Earlier today, Lebanese authorities strengthened security at military air bases in north and east Lebanon following the Thursday attack on the Mirage air base at Koleat. The army also warned citizens to watch out for snipers who it said were "trying to create an atmosphere of fear and panic by firing shots from concealed areas." rocket, riding in a modified Apollo command ship. The schedule at the launch site today included loading the Apollo with liquid oxygen and hydrogen that will supply the ship's fuel cell electric generators. Technicians also planned to install an aluminum meteoroid shield around the big Skylab. Kapryan said no real difficulties had been encountered in the nation's first-ever dual countdowns. He said his team of launch managers gave him "a complete go" at a meeting Thursday afternoon, and "at this stage everything looks very good.'; . HONG KONG (UPI) - David Bruce, chief of the first U.S. diplomatic office in Peking in 24 years, will leave Monday for Peking to open the liaison office established after President Nixon's visit last year. Bruce, accompanied by personal aide Brunson McKinley and China expert John Holderidge, will travel by train to Kwangchow, then fly to Peking, a spokesman said. The spokesman said timing problems concerning the group's train arrival and the direct Kwangchow-Peking flight were solved Thursday, thus averting the possibility of a [two-day delay in the departure from Hong Kong. Bruce arrived four days ago and has held extensive consul [tations with American officials since. He also was honored at a reception given Wednesday by foreign newsmen and at a party given Thursday by U.S. Consul General David Osborn. lican leader of the New Jersey Senate. The four defendants will be arraigned in Federal Court Monday, May 21. Mitchell and Stans were the first former Cabinet members indicted since the Teapot Dome scandal in Wyoming 50 years ago. Entering the Capitol Jn Washington to testify before investigators for the Senate Watergate Committee, Mitchell said, "There has been no wrongdoing by me or anyone else that I know of in connection with this matter and when they have a proper and appropriate judicial proceeding I am sure we will all be vindicated." Stans is Dismayed Stans said in a statement issued through the Nixon reelection campaign headquarters, "I am greatly dismayed Norsemen discovered that honey diluted with fruit juices fermented* to become an alcoholic beverage -r mead. by the action of the grand jury, I have full faith and confidence in God and in American justice; 1 expect that when all the facts are heard I will be vindicated.'! The indictment charged thai Mitchell and Stans, "by deceit; craft, trickery and means that are dishonest," interfered with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into Vesco's affairs. The SEC later filed a civil suit accusing Vesco and 41 others of milking four foreign mutual funds of $244 million. All four were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and obstruction of a criminal investigation. Mitchell and Stans also were charged with six counts each of perjury. The conspiracy and perjury charges carry maximum penal* ties of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine each. The obstruction charges carry penalties of five years in jail and $5,000 each. GIRL FRED AY Girl needed to work in modern downtown office. Experienced in typing, light bookkeeping, telephone answering, and receptionist duties. For appointment call Denise at 342-5612 between 1:30 and 4:45 P.M. 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