Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 3, 1973 · Page 18
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 18

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, August 3, 1973
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tip Prkfcy,,Aug. 3,1973 By PHIL NEWSOM -tJl*! Foreign News Analyst „A melancholy fact of life is the^tontinwing rift between the Unfed States and Prance, 28ta a heritage left over from (3e1£ Charles de Gaulle who SlCin the well-intentioned but ojgghelmin^ JMreim News Commentary United States a danger to his own dream of a resurgent France and met it with an icy superiority and unswerving faith in the lightness of his cause. His suspicions of the United States and his own determination to restore the grandeur of France became a keystone of French policy and it remains today as much a part of Gaullism as Gaullism is a part of France. U.S. refusal to share its Atomic secrets with him after already sharing them with Britain was a. major factor In De Gaulle's decision to have a nuclear deterrent and to build it from scratch if he could not . . French ttald Dollar The leading role played by the United States in NATO was the decisive, factor irt his decision to pull French forces out of it and to exfiel NATO installations from French soil. It was necessary, he said, that France resume: control of its own destiny. And it was resentment against the world, rale played by the American dollar that led to French raids against it and to French demands that gold be restored to Its formereminence in world economics. As American-owned firms moved Into* Franc* alter the founding of the European |Comm6iii Mirket and eventually became responsible for 10 per cent of French exports, De Gaulle accused the United States of exporting its own inflation to Europe, And as American industry moved into the French steel, 5 automotive ana compter: industries he began taking steps to limit, American investment in France on the ground that it threatened to take over industries essential to French security. This is the philosophy/ a* countable for cwreht French U.S. Bombs Fail To Halt Insurgent testing of nuclear devices in the Paciflevtaithe^fifie o^lnter«a> tion'aliprotests. CMAOOIS imptned And it surfaced again in the decision of 11 European nations to abandon' th^ir wm independent space ; program. whiclrhacl proved'a cnaity fa'ilure' attd to the program ttiatV wltt. fOlldw ApoM : • \ nations^^Mi^ijolned'sch^lbdy^ in programs shying; ritice :and : {PHNOM PENH (UPI) Insurgents pushed past government positions on one side of Phnom, Penh early today, advancing to within five miles of the embattled capital despite ffiore fierce American bombing raids. But the bombing was suspended in parts of the southeastern outskirts because of the flood of refugees fleeing the fighting there. Field reports said the Communists . "leapfrogged" two government positions along Highway 1 as they pushed forward. UPI reporters at the scene said thousands of refugees, belongings heaped on carts and bicycles, jammed a bridge crossing the Mekong River about three miles .outside Phnom Penh, at a point where Highway 1 Was closed to civilian traffic. '. The newsmen. said U.S. bombing . apparently; was suspended because'.6! fears that fleeing civilians might, get hit. KNOX COUNTY 4-H CALF SALE >., AUG 8-- 7:00 PJ. KNOXVILLE FAIRGROUNDS Sponsored by KNOXVILLE JAYCEES In neighboring Sotith Vietnam, the government reported heavy fighting in the Central Highlands and said ^ Communist troops died in one clash.' L In.Phnorh Penh, the Cambodian : high command said government; troops at the vtwo positions along. Highway 1^ at Kdci and Dei Eth, were;, still fighting. It did not disclose details'. /' Field reports said Highway 1 was cut and that there was no contact with troops trapped at the two positions. The reports said reinforcements were en route. B52 heavy bombers, and swing-wing Fill fighter-bombers again pounded suspected insurgent concentrations on all sides of Phnom Penh. On the east bank of the Mekong River opposite the city center, U.S. warplanes flew repeated missions government ground troops. It marked the 149th consecu^ tive day in. the intensified U .S. air war which must end Aug. 15 under ah agreement between President Nixon and Coi The Cuvance up'. Highway 1 meant insurgent troops have moved forward about 10 miles in the past 72 hours. , Thousands' of refugees moved in a siOvfc streath from .roadside^ Villages :^'0M ^fm^ houses '.t^watdi I?hnpm,Pen|i;;Some' tqld. newsmen , insurgents, 'had , warned them : heavy fighting was mimineht; Others said they left after they heard the bombing moving closer. On the southern front about 11 miles outside Phnom Penh, military authorities said, 200 guerrillas died Thursday in heavy bombing and fighting meant to push the insurgents back, south of the Prek Thnot River. ".•''••*• -\ The Cambodian command said one position, Bung Thom, was recaptured. UPI field reporters traveling with government troops said, five soldiers were killed and at least 50 wounded by grenades and machine guh and rifle fire in close, combat. Some insurgents, the reporters said*/were captured insects into space under various scientific labels, the>E*tfpeahs i had spent more than $1. billion in cooperattve spa& projects. A series of failures rewarded their efforts. feven then France ; imposed conditions. The Aug. 1 agreement to join the U.S; space ||>rb|Fam also contained agree ment to set up a new Ektfopean Space Agency (ESA) 'by next April i..It;wil^bttild a satellite to which Bttttiln will cbhtHbUte Simper' cent of Mkm&md a rocket to which France; supply ffi pter iCehr of. money. France bs&bed. : o^';^'n to keep European ihc Un. ease, the United States someday should deffy Europe the use of its launchers; ' The same argument is in defense.of Fraifcf's program. - ; It is i»ecessary, is "said, ib preserve French independence, ignoring, the f^it.:^:.ebwH irtvite French' destriictiOn. X : _^ —. ., , --it EVER BEEN ON A f-i y. We Got A Loo-Loo Going At i aoutH KiuoaB m BUY 1 OF ANYTHING t GET 2nd ITEM for $ 1.00 ONLY TONIGHT & SATURDAY ONLY

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