French Nuclear Buildup Seen as Military Ploy Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, -Monday!Aug. 6, 1973 5 By PHIL NEWSOM UH Foreign News Analyst Window on tae World: French Nuclear Bulktop: %e French have resumed building up their nuclear forces, and are unofficially giving as their reason the U. S. wish to reduce American military forces in Europe Construction of Intermediate- range ballistic missile sites in France was halted alter the May, 1968, riots and subsequent work stoppages which struck Foreign News Commentary severely France's finances and also created a psychological climate judged by Gen. Charles de Gaulle as not favorable to the building of missile sites. ' Recently, with no official word, the government resinned building sites on,the Albion plateau in southeast France for a third group of intermediate-range ballistic missiles with hydrogen warheads. The first two groups have atomic warheads and France's current nuclear test series is developing the trigger for thermonuclear warheads for the third group. The new warheads also will be installed in France's two nuclear subs now in operation, with a third scheduled for 1974 and two others in 1978. Concern Over Cyprus: The latest outbreak of violence in Cyprus is causing some concern to British officials. They fear it could spark a conflagration into which Greece, Turkey and the 3,000-man United Nations peace keeping force on the island might be drawn. Britain herself contributes an infantry battalion an armored reconnaissance squadron and logistic support to the UN "blue berets." In addition, lan armored car squadron and an iniSamtry battalion as well as air force units are stationed in the sovereign base areas Britain retained on the Island after independence 12 yeans ago. The current trouble is not, as in the past, between the Cypriot Greek and Turkish communities but between President Makairios and supporters of Gen. George Grivaa who want union with Greece. Grivas is said to be dying of cancer of the bladder in a Lunassol dine. But his supporters are believed responsible for the recent wave of bombings and the kidnaping of Justice Minister Ohristos Vakis. Murderer Is Missing From Gutted Prison Swing to the Left: The British Labor party and labor unions appear likely to swing sharply to the political and economic left at their annual conventions this fall. The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which represents more than 10 million British workers, is expected to reject any further cooperation with the government in Phase III of its Nixon-style anti-inflation program. It will come out strongly against further curbs on free wage bargaining but will demand continued restrictions on prices, rents, company profits and dividends. The _ # - - , # &r*22 bailed Dwtator Batista certain to call for nationalization of all key industries, banks, insurance companies and building societies. Despite appeals of party leader Harold Wilson, it may well adopt a resolution calling for nationalization of the country's 25 largest businesses. Heavy Fighting Reported in Vietnam SAIGON (UPI) - An artillery attack on a government base camp in the Central Highlands, two bloody battles in the same area and heavy Mekong Delta fighting Sunday left more than 40 Communists dead, military spokesmen said WATER WEIGHT PROBLEM? USE X-PEL able; XP£l a mid diuretic, wifl help you lose excess body water weight. Only $3DO. We recommend it osco The Saigon command said that Communist gunners firing highly accurate 130mm artillery into the outskirts of the Plei M'Rong base camp and two clashes that followed killed 30 Communists and three South Vietnamese soldiers. The fighting took place halfway between the highland towns of Pleiku and Kontum about 240 miles northeast of Saigon. Delta Town A command spokesman also said heavy fighting near the delta town of Quang Ngai, 318 miles north of Saigon, left 11 Communists, four South Vietnamese soldiers and six civil ians daad. Another 12 soldiers and six civilians were wounded. Furnace Cleaning OIL - GAS - COAL Truck Power Vacuum Can 342-4443 mrt As the heavy fighting swirled, President Nguyen Van Thieu told a crowd of South Vietnamese militiamen the Communists were preparing a new offensive in South Vietnam. "They are fighting more and more in Cambodia and Laos," Thieu said. "They still Want to take over South Vietnam. They are preparing for a new offensive." Plei M'Rong is just west of Highway 14, which links Pleiku and Kontum, in an area that has been quiet since the Vietnam cease-fire took effect Jan. 28. Highway Closed The highway was frequently closed by Communist attacks before the truce but lately has been used without incident by American contract workers and members of the international peace-keeping force. Fulgencio Batista Dead of Heart Attack M ARB ELL A, Spain (UPI) — Former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, 72, died of a heart attack Sunday night at a seaside resort in the south of Spain, a member of his family said today. Contacted by telephone from 1 Madrid, his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jorge Batista, said his body was now at a Marbella funeral home pending burial arrangements. Batista, who had little influence in Cuban politics since fleeing (the country Jan. 1, 1959, lived in exile in Estoril, Portugal. Batista was vacationing in this southern Spanish resort when he died of what Mrs. Batista described as "an apparent heart aittack." She said a definite cause of death ws not known yet. She siaid the body will be transferred to Madrid, but that no plans for Batista's funeral had been made yet. Fulgencio Batista Y Zaldivar was born Jan. 16, 1901, in the Oriente Province town of Banes. The militay man who for the most part was self-educated, for nearly three decades was a force in Cuban government and to many became the epitome of the Latin military strongman. WHEN BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE RON DAVIS AT HAROLD WILSON REALTY 1131 N. Handanon Ph. 343-3103 Ready for plenty of horseplay. Our classic saddle sheet the whole clan will get miles of fun in. There's a big, wide colorful range of styles, tool MENS Smooth Leather or Suede Gold & Black Beige & Brown Blue & Beige LADIES Black & White $995 LADIES Blue & Beige Brown & Beige WAREHOUSE SHOE CENTER OPEN MON. & FRI. 9.9 TUE. thru THURS. 9-5:30 SAT, 9-6 130 I. Moin St Ph. 3430725 Miss Nude World Miss Nude World, 1973, 18-year-old Dee Dee Nolet, Colton, Calif., was selected from thirty contestants at the Four Seasons Nature Resort, Freelton, Ontario. Her 36-24-37 measurements won her $1,500 cash, a two weeks trip to Florida and merchandise prizes totaling over $3,000 in value. UNIFAX When You Know It's For Keeps MOHAWK MARCO "It's Nyman's For Diamonds" McALESTER, Okla. (UPI) Prison officials at riot-gutted Oklahoma State Penitentiary said today a convicted murderer was missing from his cell and may have escaped. Rex Brinlee Jr., a former Tahlequah, Okla., nightclub operator convicted of the 1971 bomb slaying of Bristow, Okla., schoolteacher Fern Holding, was discovered missing after a 1 a.m. check of his cell. Cellblock Check Ed Hardy, press secretary to Gov. David Hall, said in Oklahoma City that prison officials were "unable to specifically locate him (Brin lee) by number, and then sent some people in to check the cellblocks who would have known him by sight. They couldn't locate him." Hardy said Brinlee had resisted his return to the cellblocks from the prison yard Saturday and finally was taken out the west gate of the yard Irish Couple Found Shot BELFAST (UPI) — A gunman shot and killed a Roman Catholic farmer and his wife. The bodies of Francis Mullan, 59, and his 38-year-old wife Bernadette were found by their 17-year-old son in a downstairs room, whore they apparently were shot through a window. Police said several spent 9mm shells were found at the scene. The son also found his ^year- old bmctlher shot in the leg. Poilice said iic couple apparently had no connections with any of the various organizations caught up in the Northern Ireland violence. British troops stopped cars and saatnohed pedestrians in the third city^wido security check in as many weekends Sunday in an effort to cut down on violence, itlhe ammy said. Called "weekend'' checks by the ammy, last week's lasted until Tuesday, and an army spokesman said Sunday that the current one would continue v ait least until Monday and possibly later. Man Drowns OTTAWA, 111. (UPI) - A Chicago man who could not swim drowned early Sunday when he fell into the Fox River during a fishing trip, police said. John McLendon, 47, drowned while on the trip with several other persons, police said. because he refused to go out the east gate. He said prison dogs wefe used to get Brinlee to go and "he was searched and put in a cell." Life Sentence Brinlee was serving a life sentence for the death of Mrs. Bolding, who was killed in February 1971, by a bomb attached to a pickup truck. The bomb exploded when she started the truck, which ordinarily was driven by her husband, a witness at Brinlee's hearing on an auto theft charge, said. Prior to the escape, the prison had been reported quiet since the inmates were re* turned to their cells Saturday. Prisoners were given writing materials for the first time in more than a week. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE... Is Pleased To Accept Your TAXES For Knox County In Our Drive-In, Walk-Up and Moin Bank or By Mail. THE FARMERS'AND MECHANICSjBANK 8NJS6BUR4UJNO0 WmW&^ MEMBER OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT 1NS11 I'
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