Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 13, 1973 · Page 21
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 21

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 13, 1973
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Qalesburg Register-Mail . GALESBtJRG, ILL., Ffcl,, JULV'19,19% • SfiC5. 2 PAGE 1? Release Being Negotiated For Captive ICGV Officers SAIGON (UPI) r- The .Viet Cong said today it has received new information on the whereabouts of two missing Canadian officers and said they might go free Saturday. But first, it said, South Vietnam must provide adequate safety guarantees. Capt. Phudhg Nam, the Viet Cong press officer, said the new information was turned over to Canadian Maj. Gen. Duncan McAlpine, who immediately started action to seek the safety guarantees requested by the Viet Cong. Received Pledge McAlpine met with the South Vietnamese and later informed the PRG he had received a pledge from the Saigon com* mand guaranteeing safety for "the team of envoys to confirm the information about the two Canadian officers and bring them back to Tan Son Nhut" (Saigon's airport), the PRG said. PRG, Canadian and Hungarian truce-team officers then met to discuss the schedule for, a trip Saturday. The two missing Canadians, Capt. Ian Patten, 31, and Capt. Fletcher Thomson, 25, l( disappeared 35 miles east of Saigon on June 27. On Monday, the Viet Cong confirmed that it was holding the two men. Thomson and Patten were assigned to a peace-keeping International Commission of Control and Supervision team based at the provincial capital of Xuan Loc. Meeting Adjourned At Canada's request, regularly scheduled ICCS meetings were adjourned this week. Ambassador Michel Gauvin said the reason was the detention of the two Canadians and two Vietnamese employes of the peace-keeping organization. The Viet Cong also said today that it heavily defeated three South Vietnamese government battalions, or about 1,500 men, in a three-day battle ending July 9 in Pftuoc Long Province near Dong Xoai, 50 miles north of Saigon. Started the Fight Tire Viet Cong press officer said the "Saigon side" Started the fight With the support ,of artillery, aviation and tanks, but that the Viet Cong killed 250 men and captured 89 others. Dollar Mixed In World Money Market LONDON (UPI) - The dollar met mixed fortunes in nervous and uncertain world money markets (today and nobody seemed willing to bet on which way it would, go. The dollar opened higher in Paris, lower in Amsterdam higher in London, barely higher in Frankfurt. Movements were marginal and trading was "both nervous and light,' according to a London dealer. In London it took $2.5422 to buy a British pound, compared with $2.5433 Thursday night. A dollar bought about 4.135 French francs today instead of 4.115 Thursday, but only 2.615 Dutch guilders instead of 2.6225 The German mark price of 2.3975 to ithe dollar was fractionally' higher than Thursday's close. France Is Silent On Nuclear Tests Campora to Resign President Hector Campora, left, says he will resign, giving announcement shocked many Argentines and led to some con- up the office he assumed seven weeks ago, to make way for fusion about legal aspects of such a move. UNIFAX the return to power by onetime strongman Juan Peron. The Campora Resigns for Peron KNOX COUNTY DEMOCRAT CLUB Fish and Chicken Fry Sunday, July 15 ENTERTAINMENT FIREMEN'S PARK -- WATAGA, ILL. Serving 11 A.M. • 5:30 P.M. Adults $2.50 - Donation - Children $2:00 RAIN or SHINE BUENOS AIRES (UPI) President Hector J. Campora presented his resignation to the Argentine congress today, 49 days after taking office, to permit former President Juan D. Peron to return to power in new elections. The disclosure was made by Sen. Alberto Fonrouge, the senator designated to carry the resignations of Campora and Vice-President Vicente Solano Lima to congress. He said they were presented at a meeting with the congressional, leadership at 8 a.m. Peron Ineligible Campora was elected president earlier this year on a platform of loyalty to the 77- year-old Peron, who was ousted by the military in 1955 and returned from a Spanish exile 23 days ago, an event marred by bloody rioting among his followers. Peron was ineligible to run in the earlier election. Campora and Solano Lima met with Peron early today and returned to the government house for a series of meetings with politicians from all parties. Fonrouge, of the Peronist Justicialist Front, said Campora and Solano Lima presented the resignations to him and two other Peronist senators, Jose Allende and Eduoardo Paz. Campora asked the senators to transmit them. Addresses Nation The ' president then called a meeting with legislative leaders and said he would address the nation by radio and television at 1 p.m. Allende, who received the resignation documents, asked for a meeting of congress this afternoon to consider them. Congress scheduled an emergency meeting today amid reports it might pass a law naming Peron president without the necessity of new elections. Campora Chosen Campora, who was chosen by Peron personally to seek the presidency earlier this year, said during his successful campaign, that if elected he wou^d give Peron control of Argentina. He described himself as a soldier in Peron's army. Vice President Vicente Solano Lima said earlier that new elections would take place within 45 days with Peron running as president. Then Campora personally held a post-midnight news conference to say he and Sojano Lima would resign. Solano Lima spoke after labor unions suddenly demanded Peron take over from Campora. The powerful General Workers Confederation threatened a nationwide strike if Campora did not quit. "With General Peron in the country, nobody can be president but him," said Victorio Calabro, the vice governor of the Buenos Aires province and a leader of the rightwing Peronist labor movement. By United Press International France maintained silence again today on its plans for carrying out nuclear tests in the South Pacific, but opponents leading international protests to prevent them said the first explosion could come at any time. However, radio operators aboard a yacht sailing near the test site said the weather was not favorable for testing. They did not elaborate. French newspapers said today South Pacific islanders do not appear upset over the forthcoming series of French nuclear tests although Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other countries bitterly oppose them. They fear fallout will endanger (heir populations. The test site is the Muroroa Atoll, about 750 miles from Tahiti. France has used the site since 1966 for its atmospheric tests, but onty in the last year has widespread opposition grown. Fear Fallout France established a prohibited area around the atbll Tuesday, warning ships and aircraft to stay out of the area. Traditionally, the w a r n I n g comes only a short time before testing begins. French authorities did not indicate what kind of device they intend to test, but some military sources said it was a fission trigger. Protest Campaign In Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, officials said the country's most modern frigate is ready to sail for the French nuclear test zone as part of a protest campaign. The frigate Canterbury will replace its sister frigate, Otago on patrol inside the ^-mile security zone France Established. The Otago, which is carrying a cabinet minister who was chosen by lot, sailed about 120 miles west of Muroroa today. A New Zealand government spokesman said the ship will cfucl at sea and return to the security zone tonight. Meanwhile, a radio operator aboard a yacht sailing inside the security zone said today the vessel was 50 miles off Mururoa. The yacht, named Fri and otherwise unidentified, is one of several vessels that will sail in international waters off the test site as part of the protest. Mistakes Caused Battle in Syria ABOVE ALL MAKE IT WHITE'S ROOFING 342-0185 TEL AVIV (UPI) - An.'result of Israeli military source said and misunderstandings the battle' that .flared Tiie.regibn was reported quiet today uic ucquub. w»»»..I Thursday on the! frontier, with the most serious in seven months, apparently was the JIM WYMAN Kicks Things Off a series "of mistakes i Heights after sunseit Thursday fighting. were damaged by land mines, exjpect a It said Syrian forces towed mcr ^. • • , , anything." them, away under cover of darkness. and the military command said it expected no further fighting after the latest 20-minute flareup. Tank Patrol According to military sources the incident began when a Syrian tank patrol crossed by imistake into the demilitarized, no-mari's-land separating trie' warring nations. "It is not clear why they, started shooting," one source said, "but probably one of the tanks hit a mine and thought that we had opened fire.!' The source quoted a 'Damascus radio dispatch as saying the tanks indeed had gone into the demilitarized zone by mistake. The Israeli command said two of the tanks that opened fire on positions in the Golan No Casualties No casualties were reported on either side. "It looks like it was an isolated incident," a military 'source said of the latest DeWoyne Swonson I am happy to announce that I am now Associated with FESLER OlDSMOBILE, Inc., 120 N. Chambers,. Galetburg, Illinois. I wish to invite all my good customers in for the best in Service. Please see me for a new OldsmobiU or a previously owned car of any make. FESLER Olds, Inc. Ph. 342*4148 "We don't really renewal of flhe war We're ready for The spokesman said the tanks "did not enter Israeli territory, but fired from a no-man's-land between "us and Syria." 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