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Tuesday, July 31, 1973
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More Heavy Fighting Is Reported at Phnom Penli PHjJoM PENH (UPI) - Cambodian military officials reported More heavy ground fighting and American bombing near. Phnom Penh today while inside the capital, authorities rounded up more men to bolster the city's defense. Fighting raged io miles from the city out on Highway 3 and nine miles out on Highway 2, the Cambodian high command said. More fighting was reported 10 miles northwest of the capital. U.S. WARPLANES flew heavy strikes In all three areas, the concussions of their bombs rumbling through Phnom Penh throughout the night. It marked the 146th consecutive day of an intensive American air war that ends Aug. 15 under an agreement between Congress and President Nixon. One U.S. bomber landed at the Phnom Penh airport after experiencing mechanical difficulties. Newsmen at the airport said the plane, a Navy A7 Corsair, landed without difficulty. All warplanes flying over Cambodia are based in Thailand and only land on Cambodian soil in case of an emergency. FIELD REPORTS said 18 government soldiers were wounded early today at Prek Mo, on Highway 2, when insurgents launched a mortar attack. Fill swing-wing bombers swept the area in what Cambodian officials described as heavy strikes. As the fighting continued around Phnom Penh, the government went ahead with plans to strengthen the city's defense by recruiting volunteers and drafting other men between the ages of 18 and 35. Military police fanned out through the city Monday to pick up recruits. During the day, authorities said, about 1,000 men volunteered and 2,500 more men were drafted into the army involuntarily. Ggjesburg JLcgi$t !6f ^MM»J^i!esbu.fg».. Tuesday, July 31,1973 $• Indochina War's Costs Will Last Long Sy WARREN L. NELSON WASHINGTON (UP!) - Although the Indochina War is sputtering to a halt after eight years and $110 billion, the hidden and greater part of the full costs of the war have only just begun. Washington Window Those who anticipate war funds will now be available for social welfare uses should note the debt interest and veterans pensions stemming from the Civil War came to more than four times the actual cost of the fighting. In fact, the books on the Civil War are not closed yet. Although the last veteran, a U7»year<dld Confederate, died in 1969,545 widows and children of both Confederate and Union soldiers are still receiving pensions from the Veterans Administration. The cost of those pensions is now a paltry sum compared to that for veterans of recent wars, amounting to $618,000 last year, according to the VA. The last veteran of the Vietnam War, however, will undoubtedly still be alive in the 2050s and the last dependent might survive into the 22nd Century if, as in the past, some aged veterans take teen-age brides. , The books on the American Revolution were not closed until the last dependent, Phoebe M. Palmeter of" Brookfield, N.Y., died at the age of 90 in 1911— 130 years after Lord Cornwallis surrendered his Redcoats to George Washington at York- town, Va. The total cost of that war came to $255 million of which 60 per cent was interest on the debt and pensions for veterans. Of the $14.4 billion total cost of the Civil War (not including sums spent on those ubiquitous monuments) 78 per cent was debt interest and veterans benefits. The veterans really got organized after the Spanish American War. The total cost was $5.9 billion of which only 5 per cent was for the fighting and 1.4 per cent for debt interest, since that 13-week war came cheap and was quickly paid off. But veterans' benefits took up the remainder, or almost 20 times more than the military costs of the war. Some 2,000 veterans and 31,000 widows and children of Spanish-American War veter ans still draw VA checks at a cost of $35.8 million last year. The books on the more recent wars are still wide open, of course. To date, World War II veterans benefits and debt interest have cost about $160 Canada Ends Peacekeeping Role in Vietnam billion—less so far than the $315 billion spent to fight the war but considerably more than the $110 billion military cost of the Vietnam War. Altogether the VA mails pension and compensation checks each month to 5 million persons, or one in every 40 Americans. While the Indochina War fades into American history, the Veterans /Administration thrives with $12.2 billion, budgeted for the fiscal year that began July 1 -^half for pension payments, one - quarter for medical care and the remaining quarter for college payments and other educational costs of veterans. SAIGON (UPI) - Shelling and terrorism took a heavy toll of civilians, and Communist cease-fire violations edged upward today, the final day of Canada's peacekeeping role in Vietnam, government military spokesmen said. Three civilians died and 17 were wounded when Communists lobbed grenades into homes in a Central Coast hamlet, Saigon .command spokesman Lt. Col. Le Trung Hien said, and another civilian died and three were wounded in a shelling 27 miles north of Saigon. Hien said a land mine supervision force from Club atMaquon Stages Reunion; Texan Is Visitor MAQUON — The Good Cheer Cub's annual reunion was held July 19 at the Maquon fire station. Mrs. Norma Jean Smith, Houston, Tex., was a special guest. The club's September meeting will be held ait Mrs. Marvin Bloomer's home. Miss Helen McDowell, Cedar Falls, Iowa, a former Maquon High School teacher, was guest recently at the home of Mrs. Donald Swearingen. Mrs. Irene Klemp, Appleton, Wis., visited here July 21 with her sister, Mrs. Waiter Piatt. Mrs. Russell Cecil hosted her brother and sister-in-law, Mr, and Mrs. Ernest Smith, and their family from Minot, N.D., here July 21. The Mason family reunion was held July 22 at Big Creek. Park, Canton. Dollar Day AT THE PLATTER AII45Rpm SINGLES Top Popular Rhythm-Blues Country Standards 76c EACH 1973 ZENITH MODEL CASSETTE TAPE RECORDERS At Below Cost Close Out Prices TV ADVERTISED Record Maries $ DAY SPECIAL $ 3.4* POSTERS 25c-50c-1.00 3 Stereo Long Ploy Albums H.00 Thouiands of 45* 10c IACH 12™ $ 1,00 BUY A BAG FULL of 45s 25 Sight Unseen $| f Q0 ORAilAO ALL OF OUR IP* 8 TRACK TAPES CASETTES At Everyday Discount Prices Stereos Consoles Stereo Equipment Matty 1973 Models of Equipment at MUCH REDUCED PRICES 7/tePUte* The Almanac By United Press International Today is Tuesday, July 31, the 212th day of 1973 with 153 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Mercury, Mars and Saturn. The evening stars are Vertus and Jupiter. Those born on are under the sign of Leo. American writer John Kent was born July 31, 1763. On this day in history: In 1792, Director David Rittenhouse laid the corner* stone in Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint, the first building of the federal government. In 1948, as 900 planes flew overhead, President Harry Truman dedicated the New York International Airport at Idle- wilfi Field, later to be renamed for assassinated President John F. Kennedy. In 1953, Senate Majority Leader Robert Taft of Ohio died in New York City. In 1972, Missouri Sen. Thomas Eagleton withdrew as Democratic vice presidential nominee, six days after disclosing previous hospitalization and psychiatric treatment. Translations of the Gettysburg Address into 29 languages, including 11 printed in non- Roman alphabets, have been compiled and issued in a booklet by the Library of Congress. detonation 40 miles north of Vietnam today, ending six Saigon killed three civilians. months of futile peacekeeping He listed 92 Communist truce attempts and bringing to a halt violations in the 24 hours th * international operation to ending at noon today, 18 more 'P° llce tne «^flre. than in the previous 24-hour T1 \ e truce team held its last . . meeting today with acting pe i . .... .. . Canadian chief delegate V.G. Canada withdrew IU ^Turner, who plans to leave 60111,1 Wednesday. Asked after the session what the Canadians had accomplished on the peace force, Turner said. "I ice\ we have tried very hard. We have not accomplished very much." Few Watch Departure A few bystanders, including some weeping young Vietnamese women, watched the departure ceremony at Tan Son Nhut Air Base as 249 Green Beret-clad Canadian soldiers boarded two Boeing 707 jetliners and left for home. As Canada's role in the four- nation International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) officially ended, the leader of Hungary's delegation said the commission will stop checking reports of truce violations and supervising prisoner releases—its two main functions. ; Fercncc Esztergaly, chairman of the Hungarian delcga tion, said the commission would act only "on a consultation basis" until a replacement for Canada was found. No replacement was in sight, although an informed source in Saigon said Brazil or Iran were strong possibilities. Set Condition When Canada agreed to join Indonesia, Hungary and Poland on the ICCS under terms of the Jan. 27 Vietnam cease-fire, it said it was doing so on the condition that the body operate effectively. It had nearly 19 years of bitter experience with indo- china peace-keeping on the old International Supervision and Control Commission set up by the 1954 Geneva Conference. But Canada's frustrations with the ICCS began almost immediately after its arrival in Vietnam. It lost its fight for open ICCS meetings, the first of a long scries of disagreements within the commission—most of which saw the Indonesians and Canadians voting one way, Hungary and Poland the other. South Vietnamese and shake hands with the 249 members of the Canadian delegation of the International Commission for Control and Supervision of the peace in Vietnam during a farewell ceremony Tuesday at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Sai- six Peacekeepers Pull Out Canadian generals gon. The Canadians' withdrawal after months means, according to the ICCS head, the organization will be available only for "consultation" until a replacement for Canada is found. UNIFAX Toyota'Black Box' Saves on Gas D O L L A R TOKYO (UPI) - Toyota Motor Co. said today it soon will market an electronic "black box" that turns off a car's engine when it stops at an intersection and restarts . the engine when the driver is ready to go. Store Debugs Phone Line TORRANCE, Calif. (UPI) You can't get Sen. Sam Ervin, H.R. Haldeman or John Dean by calling the Akron store any more. For the past several weeks, callers who were put on "hold" by the Akron's operator found themselves listening to the Senate Watergate hearings, The store's telephone line was somehow picking up the transmission from a radio station. The telephone company had ^he line debugged Monday. A spokesman said the device will offer major savings in fuel consumption and contains antipollution fealtures for big cities, where most driving is on a stop-tand-go basis. Called the "automatic engine stop and start system," the device will sell in Japan for $75.59 as an accessory at Toyota dealers. A company spokesman said the small, box-like device also has been tested with success on such models as the Chevrolet Couple at Gilson Back From Trip GILSON—Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Nefif have returned from a vacation in the Ozarks. Mr. and Mrs.' Charles Harbison, Mountain Home, Ark., are guests ait the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Putnam. aiiiiiiiimi!^ SIIVIRFIATI TEA SPOONS and SOUP SPOONS DUconlinutd Ctid Patttin* «». 1 for S1.0O SPECIALS! HOSIERY Out Group of Nylons Broken Sim Special! R«9- »1.5Q pr piTl .UU One Orewp of NYLONS Broken Sizes 79* r 2 ^.$1.50 LADIES FASHION RINGS Regular $1.49 SPECIAL $1.00 Eo, SUMMER 1 $ee Our Window JEWEIERY ' 77 Wc REDUCED! 1 For 0ther s P* cial * Else Marie Hosiery Shop and Berl Nord Jeweler Phone 343-2516 314 E. Main Caimairo and the Ford Maverick. The device, the company said, is a small computer that automatically stops the engine when the car reaches zero speed. It restarts the vehicle wlien the driver puts the car in gear land touches the accelerator. But, the company said, the device will not shut off engines when cars stop on slopes of greateir than three degrees. Reorganization Members of the Traveler's Protective Assn., Post W, reorganized safety and community service committees at a meeting last week at the Galesburg Elks Club. The group plans to hold monthly meetings, according to Warren First, a spokesman. Gay McGill js president. Moreover, the company said, the device will not stop engines when batteries are run down or when water temperatures in radialtors are excessively hot or cold. The company said the device is easy to install. A spokesman said tests in traffic driving in Tokyo indicated fuel savings of more than 12 per cent and reduction oif the vehicle's output of air polultiwg gasses by about 21 per cent. Toyota said it has applied for patents in Japan, tlhe United States, France, Britain and West Germany. Reunion Set TOULON - The Webster- Craig family reunion will be held at Lake Calhoun near LaFayette Aug. 5 at 12:30 p.m. SOAP by Village Bath Four Bars for One Dollar Bennerrs unLirnoreD At J^ZGROTHE Open: MON. 'Til 8:30 P.M. FRI. 'Til 9 P.M. 140 E. MAIN 2 Doors West of Walgrcens u

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