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REPUBLIC REPUBLIC MAILx 2 The AHrtma Republic E Ffvoeirix, Tfcuni., Jtme 18, M70 •*:** • ' : *'-" •*• i«''--'" t ^|afc-*^a|- ••- -.-.»*• * -*|»*.-r:^, ,*. "i^-** -I* ••••.-..;,•: . Harold Wilson hit by 24th egg - ' ' V • :;.-•;, A • ',-...: ••_,:. : ™~ on the eve of British elections Associated Press LONDON — Britain's election.campaign ended yesterday with a fMoi&' efcfiSfflge* over the future of the pound sterling. And Prime Minister Harold Wilson was _nit by his 24th egg; as he wound lip his Bid for reelection. ••-•--• Wilson's labor Party struck back at Con- lervative Leader Edward Heath's contention that a,labo,r majority ii\the nextParUameijt would bring another devaluation'*©! fhe na- Related Paul Dean column, Page 31 stion's currency. BSuf Heath, ,in a final thrusjr for power, stood by his claim although he injected new qualifications Into it. Wilson got the egg while he was speaking in BoItortK'Hit wifej Miftry, atop was hit by an egg, aiMka horse ridden by. a policeman Stepped on hf^ foot during an outdooi 1 meeting- * :':j;';'\'.,:'';:' s "";;"::: : .;;. "It wasn't the horse's fault," Wilson said. Public opinion polls issued the night before the., election continued to give Labor the edge, but by a variety of margins. Gallup predicted a 7 per cent margin,, compared with its estimate of 2.4 per cent four days ago. National Opinion Polls, which had made Labor a 32.4 per cent favorite a week ago, cut its lead to 4.1 per cent. Harris put Labor's margin at a slim 2 per cent. Poll forecasts throughout the brief campaign have placed Wilson's party within a wide-ranging lead—from 2 to 12 per cent. In those terms, his House of Commons majority would range from 20 to 175 seats. The election takes pake today with 40 million Britons, including 2.8 million 18- to 20-year-olds, qualified to vote for the 360 members of the House of Commons. About 30 million to 32 million Britons are expect«dl to totes-more flwn have ever cast , ballots in a British election before. *.'•• lite state of <•(&•' nation's economy has overshadowed all other campaign issues with Heath challenging the boasts of Wilson's men that Britain is strong again after 5% ...years of .Labor rjiie. apd, able to,jresume an influential world role. /'If the country were to return the Labor Party with tfie same policies, the same peo- , pie wouldr^be,., making the rSqmet, mistakes ; with the saifjwrfesnlts£' Heath lokHiewsmen. . "There would be^more taxation, a wage freeze, higher prices/ more* strikes 'leading eventually to devaluation of the pound at Jiome anjl abroad." f it r ,v Summing bSfck, i VilsOpi f ,sa|95 hiS : 'real's \ cjatin haS'beenTecelved-''with the contempt * it deserved," JddlAg it- war "a $attetic sight to see the leader of a once-great party < clutching- at such< tenuous straws.'! > v"; Defense- Secretary Denis Healey'labeled Heath "a puny plastic Sampson, tugging the economy at the pfllars of the temple, in the hope of bringing the economy down on his .head.".; , ; . •-_.. -^ •_ ' ._ .___._.. . . James Callaghan, home secretary, charged it was despicable to erode confidence in the value of the nation's money. On the foreign exchange the pound rose from its 1970 low point. Wilson, 54, and Heath, 53, rose from humble origins through state schools and scholarships that took them to Oxford and to the leadership of then- pargesjn the'last seveir- ents for most of the period. years. .'• - •— Both completed their campaigning with exhortations to their followers to turn out in their millions to the polls'that keep'open for 15 hours of voting. "•"'' :V Enemy tightening ring Jordan still around Phnom Penh f aces Cri8is » Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia tambang, in western Cambo- Hussein says Lost in Lews A Laotian refugee child howls her head off after losing sight of her parents at a refugee reception center at Pakse in southern Laos. She was among refugees flown out of the town of Saravane shortly before it fell to North Vietnamese troops. The town had been under siege for a month, but helicopters had been evacuating soldiers, civil servants and depend* Gromyko noncommittal to Asians Every .opinion poll in the last 10 days has .made Wilson a firm favorite.;tb win, ajM if he: does he will be breaking a record. Never before has a British prune minister won three straight elections. ; j,. More about Red Cambodian strategy , ....;. ••-....... •• .- • • c3«/ /MOSCOW (AP) - An Asian mission seeking peace for Cambodia tnet for two hours yesterday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko; and apparently came away without gaining Soviet backing. The mission, led by Indone- Continned from Page 1 to be about triple its fdrmer number ( of, 35,QOff;>; ; has ^Jhe ' ability and the will to neutral- - ize r •*'-•••-*•-••-*« •*•••*-" sume their lives as civil servants, small-business men! and artisans. '»•» >. •. • In s Laos, North Vietnamese e Vietcong and ftorfli-,and*J9&ffiet\Lao forces have ;:ynt)i;;,c^UiaeU^(*e]t^ < captured two remote arms ad^and some; ffflancial< dties : in the f southern panhan- " 'iWi *W*' v -j*4«.%."* 1 S r '3r^.j9§i*"^t rfl!1 tL" -••* ''-"* *•*••*» *»-.* -fcit' *..**'.• . *• - - officials ih "Bangkok "speak '6f military, assistance to the Lon Nol regime '~ in""threatened areas beyond^the-fl'hai border. But it is generally .considered that any effective<military help is stiH .several But observers begin to reflect this optimism. One western diplomat with long experience in Cambodia said: "PI fall in a fruit if the ed to take it. would panic 'the ; dians." V/r There have been signs that Hanoi was trying to shore up its supply lines' and .continuing to erect a "people's liberation" structure': possibly leading to Sihanouk's return. But yesterday some diplomatic and intelligence sources in Phnom Penh seemed convinced that Hanoi strategy now aims to make a major effort at assaulting Phnom Penh and possibly involving Saigon or U.S. aircraft in bombings that would tend to reinforce Cambodians' distrust of the South Vietnamese. Lon Nol and his associates are hanging on, with heightened military and economic headaches. Recent attacks in the Siem Reap area cut off a rich tourist flow to the famed Angkor- Wat temples. Fighting through ti» rubber plantations in eastern Cambodia has resulted in what French managers say is virtually a total loss of the 1970 crop. An ugly mark on the otherwise clean and peaceful visage of Pbnom Penh is the Vietnamese refugee problem. More than 90,000 Vietnamese nationals ,are; .in/ .makeshift camps awaiting repatriation to South Vietnam or a 'return to normal letting them re- touched since the 1962 Geneva agreements, meant to settle Laotian turmoil. These places are roughly on the western orce—or even ithe es- fabushed Thai units in South Vietnam—could render Cambodia is seriously questioned of the Ho Chi Mjnh trail by some IJ.S. military plajv fe^i"l*^.jV«n i.U>« •MnUltfeM^'&iumt-iiiittettit?*'--'' _ :,-?,- : "•••••ov- 1 .:>••,'« of the sanctuaries, Hanoi niay.have, decided to shore up the 5 tra|l; complex. "indicate that (h'felr forc«r"wlll continue 'an active;' roleffe somp"6t the sanctuary areas ofc Cambodia after the Ameiji-.; cans withdraw, and possibly operate in ^dttect support of Lon Nol. Washington, officials t;ha.v,e ;also left against 1 the; two v cities were more, politically motivated. The largely, dormant Laotian right has shown signs of discontent and is pressing the nominally neutral gdVeftnhent of Prince Souvanna Phouma -to react. Such talk naturally brings rumors of a planned rightist coup. If this should occur, some reasoning runs, the North Vietnamese would feel less restraint in more overt military action in Laos. But as well-fed cows amble past bustling gold shops in the never-never land atmosphere of Vientiane, no one is pedict- ing inevitable disaster for Laos. It has accommodated itself to a lengthy list of previous crises. Long-ruptured relations between Bangkok and Phnom Penh are being resumed, and L.A. BRUSH FIRE LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Fire yesterday burned across about 20 acres of grass and brush hear Rose Hills Park in the Highland Park area. after June 30. The operations In the sanctuaries have netted huge quantities of arms, ammunition and other supplies, which oficials say will set back for six months or so any plans for major offensive in South Vietnam. But one source in Phnom Penh, who has close Hanoi contacts, estimtes that the Communist command was able to save at last half of its weapons and arms hi the border areas. The sources say they began moving their caches westward by truck as early as the second week in March, when demonstrations broke out in Cambodia against the Vietcong and North Vietnamese. The Communists seemed to be aware of how events would involve leading up to the South Vietnamese and American intervention. "You stepped oa an anthill when you came into Cambodia," one Seasoned diplomat told this reporter. "N,ow the ants have scurried everywhere and all Cambodia is a sanctuary." Kept in a box, kidnaped envoy says Associated Press RIO 1)E JANEtfBQ..-.-. Black-masked kidnapers whose faces he never saw snatched 'West German Ambassador Ehrenfried von Holleben from his car and took him in a large box to his five days of captivity, he told a news conference last night.. Hie ambassador ^aid h© was let out of the vbox inside a room and was not allowed to leave it until he was released Tuesday night 24 hours after 40 political prisoners had been flown to Algeria as ransom. His kidnapers never removed their masks, he said. Von IMleben, #J, said Jie Ihouj.'lit thi-rc liar) ixrui mi .'ic- stopped pear his residence Thursday night. "After I heard the shooting I knew it was a kidnaping," he added. Nine young, men and* a woman carrying submachine guns shot and killed one'Bra- zilian security guard and wounded two others before pulling the ambassador from the car. Leaflets left in the street identified them a.s members of the Popular Revolutionary Vanguard, an underground leftist group opposed to the military regime in Brazil. During the five days in the room with his masked kidnapers, he said, he was permitted to follow on the gov- eiwnent-owued Hadio National lli<i progress of the; negotia- .. .• / . • . wrote letters at his captors' request telling his 'family he waswell. : The Arizona Republic .Published every morning by Phoenb; Newspapers, Inc. (120 East Van Buren) P.O. Box 1950 Phoenix, Ariz. 85001 271-8000 Subscription Price" Carriers or Dealen in Arizona Republic (Morn. & Sun.) flOc week Republic (Morning) 55c wk. (Circulation mail rates appear in the Classified sec* tlon of each edition.) Second class postage paidaf Phoenix, Ariz. '1'itgr.sday, June 18~T970"~" Vol. 8i J,'(j, :<:} sian Foreign Minister Adam Malik, came here to sound out the Soviets on an international conference on Cambodia. This was suggested by an 11-nation conference in Jakarta a month ago. Enemy troops continued tightening their ring around jittery Phnom Penh yesterday, after seizing two trains and capturing another provincial capital northwest of here. Rumors swept the capital that terrorists would strike here today apparently to mark the day three months ago that Prince Norodom Si- hanouk was ousted as Cambodia's chief of state. Tension increased when a grenade exploded in the capital yesterday seriously wounding two women. Cambodian officers said it was an American-made grenade accidentally fired by a soldier, but one youth insisted that he saw it tossed from a speeding car. Still more unnerving, was the capture by Vietcong troops of two trains — one loaded with 1,200 tons of rice — about 41 miles northwest of Phnom Penh. The station master at Krang Lovea, where the attack occurred, said about 50 Vietcong swarmed into his station Tuesday, caught the two trains, passing and halted both. Some of the 30 passengers aboard one train were forced at gunpoint to unload the rice from the other, a freight train, and carry it into nearby woods, the station master said. He said the freight train's locomotive was destroyed by an enemy rocket and small- arms fire and the passenger train burned. . The freight train had been carrying the rice from Ba- dia, as part of the government's effort to stock Phnom Penh in case it is cut off. An estimated six months supply is already on hand, but prices have risen slightly in the past few days. The attack severed, at least for the time being, the last rail link out of the capital. Othr main routes still open are Highway 1, leading to Saigon, and the Mekong River. In a move to ward off attacks against the capital, troops have ringed the airport with barbed wire and placed similar fences around the national bank. Dozens of barricades made from oil drums and park benches block all roads leading to the capital. They are manned by students who search travelers and refugees. Checkpoints are being put up around the city, and orders have been issued prohibiting two persons on a motorbike. This is aimed at preventing anyone from throwing bombs from a speeding bike. Elsewhere, enemy troops ambushed a Cambodian force trying to reopen;vital Highway 4 between Phnom Penh and the country's only major seaport at Kompong Som, formerly Sihanoukville. Later a South Vietnamese commander claimed his troops had reopened the road. Kom- pong Som is the site of Cambodia's only oil refinery. Stores of fuel oil and gasoline in the capital are dwindling. Associated Press King Hussein blamed Jordan's foreign "enemies" yesterday for last week's bloody fighting between Jordanian troops and Arab guerrillas. He said the situation was now calm but Jordan still faces a period of crisis. Hussein told a news conference in Amman the fighting was the most anxious and difficult time of his life. "We felt we were moving through a minefield," he said. "I have done my utmost to prevent the complete destruction of everything I have achieved." Hussein, who looked tired and smoked heavily, met reporters in his palace for tile first time since the eruption of violence, which ended with 1,000 dead and wounded after the king made concessions to. the commando groups. "The crisis had a foreign origin, of that there can be no doubt," Hussein said. 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