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Qalesburg Ifegister-Mah GAUSSBtmO, ILL., WED., AUG. », 1W SEC. J PAGE » Communists Hit Viet Militia Post SANSON (UP!) - Communist ttoops attacked a government militia post in the Mekong Delta before dawn today, killing 17 militiamen and wounding 1$ others, South Vietnamese military sources said. The sources said eight more militiamen were missing after the attack near Due Ton district town, about 65 miles southwest of Saigon. One Communist soldier was reported killed in the clash. A government spokesman said 86 Communist cease-fire violations were reported throughout South Vietnam in the 24 hours ending at noon today, down sharply from the previous two days. Bitter Fighting More bitter fighting Tuesday in the Central Highlands left 15 Communists dead, the spokes man said. Me did not mention government casualties. In the same area Monday, 28 Communists and two govern ment troops were killed in a series of sharp skirmishes Fighting has been heavy in the region since last weekend. The fighting is centered near the South Vietnamese base camp at Plel M'Rong, about one-half the distance between Pleiku and Kontum, 240 miles north Of Saigon. Communists Killed The command also reported 11 Communists killed Tuesday in a fight near Tarn Quan, 290 miles north of Saigon. Two government soldiers were reported kitted and one was wounded in the clash. in another development, a South Vietnam government spokesman said Saigon and Viet Cong envoys held smother futile session Tuesday aimed at completing the exchange of prisoners held by the two sides. Only about 800 of the nearly 5,000 Vietnamese civilian and military prisoners still in captivity have been freed since I the June 15 Paris accord reaffirming the cease-fire. Gap in War Story Is Growing Wider Missouri Craftsman Gary Mortensen, 27, the pottery maker at Silver Dollar City, craftsmen at Silver Dollar City and from courses he took Mo., has the undivided attention of these youngsters as he at Arkansas Tech. It takes one pound of clay to make a sugar works on a sugar bowl. Mortensen, who has been a potter bowl and lid. UNIFAX for about two years, said he learned the trade from other Communist Gas Attack Is Reported • — ' —' "• _!!--•- T-l 1 1 _l FTL. IT O CmKnoet. cntlt Mrs. Paul A. Linn 181 SUMNER ST. — GALESBURG, ILL. WAS THE WINNER OF A QMtyMu WATER CONDITIONER At The Knox County Fair Thanks Everyone Galesburg Culligan Soft Water 175 N. CHERRY ST. — PH. 342-2134 or 342-2135 PHNOM PENH (UPI) Sharp fighting broke out today to the west and south of Phnom [Penh, and insurgent troops briefly cut one of the city's two remaining supply roads. U.S. warplanes carried out more fierce attacks and bombed an area south of Phnom Penh, where newsmen reported a Communist "toxic gas" attack. The continuing heavy air raids, nine miles from the city on some sides, came as the U.S. Air Force began investigating two bombing errors over the past two days that caused more than 400 casualties. Cambodian military authorities said insurgent troops attacked the Highway 4 village of Sala Krous, 15 miles west of i Phnom Penh, forcing two provincial military companies to withdraw and leaving the road temporarily cut. A high command spokesman said government reinforcements were called in and later reopened the vital highway, one of two left used to supply the capital. Nine miles south of Phnom Penh at Prek Ho oh Highway 2, newsmen said a rebel attack on government positions left 16 Cambodian troops wounded and 22 others incapacitated by toxic gas. The reports did not identify the gas. The use of poisonous gas in "warfare is outlawed by the Geneva Convention. Newsmen reporting from Prek Ho said Fill swing-wing fighter-bombers pounded guerrilla positions in the area for more than six hours late Tuesday and early today. The raids came with the end of U.S. bombing campaign in Cambodia only eight days away. The bombing must end Aug. 15 by agreement between Congress and President Nixon. Other field reports said i Cambodian troops reoccupied the government-run radio station at Kambol, four miles from Phnom Penh and only half a mile from the city's Pochentong Airport, after about 200 rebel soldiers invaded the facility around midnight. Defenders Evacuate The reports said the Insurgents forced government defenders to evacuate the station, wounding six of them and wrecking about 70 per cent of the facility's equipment. Station director Bin Boeun said the rebels finally withdrew toward the north and government troops reoccupied the station without resistance at dawn. The U.S. Embassy said acting U.S. Ambassador Thomas Enders sent a letter to President Lon Nol expressing "profound condolences" to the victims of the two bombing errors. It said it had no word yet on the progress of the Air Force investigation into the incidents. WASHINGTON (UPI) gap between the official story of the Indochina war as told at the time by the administration and the eyewitness story told by those who did the fighting grows wider day by day. The side of the war now emerging is one ot secret operations and false reports to cover them up, of activities that ignored the will of Congress and ran counter to what the President and other officials were telling the Ameri can public. Probing deeper into this side of the war, the Senate Armed! Services Committee today turns its attention to charges by men who were there that the United States conducted ground and air attacks on Communist hospitals. Bombing Cover-Up Tuesday the committee heard testimony from two former Air Force intelligence officers on a new bombing cover-up in Cambodia and from three former Army Green Berets on secret combat and spying missions in Cambodia and Laos. One glaring conflict was the The, disclosure by George ft, Moses, 27, of Houston, a former Air Force captain, that U.S. fighter bomber had attacked Commu- Inist troops trying to capture Cambodian towns. Such attacks were specifically denied by former Defense Secretary Mel' vin R. Laird, and President Nixon in a nationally televised address July 1, 1970, appeared to rule such activity out. "I feel this is just as important, and maybe more destructive to the future of this nation, as anything that happened in Southeast Asia," said ISen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, the main force behind the committee hearings. Hughes said either Nixon did not know what was going on, or he did know and chose not to tell the American public the truth. Both Moses and Air Force Capt. 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Main Peace Still Elusive In Middle East By United Press International Three years after the guns officially fell silent, and killing in tfhe Middle East war ended, peace remains as elusive as ever. i The third anniversary of the end of ifche war of attrition between Israel and Egypt found troops today on guard along all fronts. On tiie Israeli side, UPI correspondent Thomas Cheatham reported from the Suez Canal front, soldiers fought only boredom and bugs. On ilhe Arab side, Egyptians and their allies are still trying to settle their differences while expressing pessimisim about <the long-term prospects of peace. Internationally peacemakers at the United Nations and elsewhere remain unable to heal the wounds of the Middle East. Originally, the cease - fire thene was intended to last 90 days. It has lasted three years and some diplomats believe it could last indefinitely. 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