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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 4

Des Moines, Iowa
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Monday, July 28, 1969
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Offers Suharto a Moon Rock Souvenir DES MOINES REGISTER July NIXON- Continued from Page One scattered white orchid petals in his path. Security men linked arrns and strained to keep the crushing throng at a distance. Local newspapers had reported receiving anonymous letters (hreatening to assassinate Nix- nn but Indonesian security officials who investigated said there was no danger. A 600-man honor guard of army, navy, air force men and marines and several hundred troops backed by -armored cars surrounded Komayoran Airport in one of the tightest security clampdowns seen in Jakarta. Promptly upon his arrival, Nixon made plain he intends to continue the sizable U.S. aid that has been pumped into Indonesia since 1965. "To the extent that we and other nations on a multilateral j, basis, or a bilateral basis, (jitin be of assistance, we waljjt to play our fair part," he said. "It is on the basis of common values and ideals and not on the basis of alliance or alignment that my country seeks to co-operate with the Indonesia Republic. We respect you as a proud and independent nation. And we believe that a proud, independent and dynamic Indonesia can have a great influence for good in our world." The expanded relationship with Indonesia is an important link in President Nixon's new Asian policy of decreasing military involvement. After leaving President Suharto of Indonesia politely hides a yawn he hind his fan a.s he listens to talk by President Nixon - at Merdeka (Freedom) Palace It Was a Long Day in Jakarta Sunday night. They had attended a dinner and watched a classical Indonesian dance. Helicopter on Mercy Mission Shot Down; 10 Killed . mal discussions with newsmen , lca vcs Asia it will leave a vac- aboard his plane took an addi- uum which would have to be tional step in defining his policy. filled by one of two major powers, probably Red China. No New Commitment Asked about a nuclear shield | Marcos, the President said, for ^Indonesia, which has no, used the word" "dread" \vh~en U.S. security pact, Nixon replied he is not going to extend any new commitments in the speaking of this prospect. The role of the U.S. must remain as a Pacific power, and he is try- countries he is visiting and he i j n g to let the Asian leaders does not believe in talking big. jknow that this will be the case, But he a'dded the nuclear urn-j Mr. Nixon said. brella is something that speaks! M F . Nixon had never before for itself. gone so far in saying that we Nixon's predecessor, Presi-1 are getting out of Vietnam and dent Lyndon B. Johnson, issued i t ne war is going to end. a statement warning Commu-! wave of Future INDONESIA Jsrial tan a 'cean nist China against nuclear blackmail during a trip to Asia in the fall of 1966. That was After Peking had just made a new stride in its development of atomic weaponry. Mr. Nixon spoke of the concern of Asian leaders such as President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines about what is involved in the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. At home, he said, the reaction is one of relief—we are getting out of Vietnam and the war in going to end. The President is extremely iharto's attitude of non-align-[on the future of peace in the SEES INFORMAL PEACE IN VIET WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Senator Mike Mansfield said Sunday that lack of progress in Ijhe Paris peace talks could mean that the Vietnam fighting' will gradually fade away without any formal agreement to end the war. The Senate SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM __ A U.S. Marine helicopter on a mercy mission carrying i wounded North Vietnamese prisoner from the battlefield to a hospital was shot down Sunday by North Vietnamese gunners, killing alt nine Americans aboard and the prisoner. Marine spokesmen * said the helicopter was hit by machine- gun fire In the rugged Que Son mountain range 25 miles southwest of Da Nang. The CH46 was the 1,252nd American helicopter reported •hot down and destroyed by enemy gunners during the war. And 1,W7 other American helicopters have been lost In ground and rocket and mortar attacks on American bases and to operational and mechanical failures. American infantrymen sweeping northeast of Saigon killed 19 enemy troops Sunday in a three-hour fight, the U.S. command said, while U.S. Marines killed five enemy soldiers 20 miles south of Da Nang. U.S. Marines operating near Dong Ha about 100 miles northwest of Da Nang ran into an enemy force of unknown size late Sunday and killed nine with the aid of artillery and air strikes. One Marine was killed, spokesmen said. B-52 Raids Five B-52 strikes overnight Sunday ranged from 51 miles northeast of Saigon to the central highlands. This was the third consecutive weekend in which ground fighting sharpened, but U.S. spokesmenlsaid there was no pattern to suggest an end to the 5^-week battlefield lull. The 19 enemy dead in the battle Sunday near Trang Bang, 28 miles northwest of Saigon, brought to 212 the number of enemy killed in the last three days by U.S. and South Vietnamese forces, a spokesman said. Troops of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division ran into the force two hours after sunrise and quickly called in artillery and helicopter strikes. The supporting fire apparently accounted for most of the enemy dead. No U.S. casualties were reported. 8 Yanks Killed Army and Marine units Were not as fortunate, in action Saturday. In one fight, 101st Air- fa o r n e Division paratroopers lost eight dead and had 11 wounded in repelling an attack near the A Shau Valley. They. reported killing 19 enemy soldiers. U.S. headquarters also Reported the loss of three mote planes, bringing the total of fixed-wing aircraft reported lost in the past week to seven and the unofficial total for the war in Vietnam to 2,792. Planes Lost Of the most recent losses, an OV-10 observation plane and an F-4 Phantom jet fighter-bomber were shot down by enemy gunners. The third, a C-7 Caribou transport, crashed on takeoff, killing one American and, injuring 13. The C-7 Caribou, a twin-engine aircraft widely used for freight and light passenger loads in Vietnam, crashed Saturday on takeoff from the airfield at Vung Tau, 40 miles southeast of Saigon. U.S. spokesmen said it apparently had engine failure. The OV-10 Bronco observation plane also went down Saturday when hit by enemy ground fire in Bing Duong Province, 16 miles northwest of the capital. The Air Force F-4 was downed 19 miles west of Chu Lai" Saturday. The two crewmen of each plane survived uninjured. Artcient Fossilized Oyster Bed Found LANNION, FRANCE (REUTERS) - A bed of fossil oysters believed to be 250,000 years old has been found seven^ miles inland near here. The . area was covered by the sea thousands of years ago. optimistic about future prospects in Indonesia, which is growing economically and welcoming American' capital. He sees American encouragement of this growth as the wave of the future when the U.S. has pulled its military forces out of Southeast Asia, and Asians have assumed more responsibility for their own security. As in the Philippines, the pressure of Red China is feared here in Indonesia, which has suspended relations with Pe- In Asia, he continued, there!king. But Mr. Nixon tried to is an entirely different reaction. Asians are jittery, he said, avoid any act which would compromise President Su- Hold Woman as Kidnaper; S 'She Adores Children' BURLINGTON, ONT. (AP) — A 45-year-old Canadian woman who told police she "adores children" was arrested Saturday night and charged with kidnaping a 23-month-old Mohawk Indian girl Tuesday from Buffalo, N.Y. i Neil J. Welch, special agent family has little money. Marin charge of the Buffalo FBI of- tin had been out of work for fice, said Mrs. Betty A. Ikeda i six weeks because of a con- of Burlington was arrested on a ' t struction workers strike in charge of kidnapping little Pa- the Buffalo area. tricia Ann Martin. The girl was found, unharmed, walking on a residential street in Niagara-On- The-Lake, Ont., last Thursday. She was in good physical condition and was wearing a new dress. Hundreds of police officers in Western New York and some 50 FBI agents had joined in the search for Patricia Ann's abductor. ! Patricia Ann, meanwhile, is well. "She's not quite back to normal yet," her father said ment. Suharto said in ceremonies welcoming Mr. Nixon that Indonesia highly appreciates that the U.S. has once again shown its understanding and has provided Indonesia with the necessary assistance. It is believed that the American share of international " aid to Indonesia ($160 million last year) will be increased. Russia, which has put a billion dollars into this nation, is no longer giving it aid. The nations of the world, Su- harto said, particularly in Asia, are still alarmed by war, and the threat of war which menaces world peace. Mr. Nixon has said on this journey that in keeping peace, the shift is toward assistance to the nations of Southeast Asia in other fields. Mr. Nixon said at a state dinner given in his honor Sunday night that the U.S. wishes to assist Indonesia in the big steps forward it is due to make. He i said his visit brought him to re| alize that the U.S. is privileged to help Indonesia reach the goals [ Pacific and, therefore, in the world. President Suharto congratulated the President on the successful moon landing. In an expansive mood, Nixon offered to send President Su- harto "a piece of the moon as a souvenir." Nixon's offer came as he and Mrs. Nixon made an hour-long visit to the Jakarta trade fair. He added he would send it if scientists get through studying and testing the rocks the astronauts brought back from the moon last week. Mr. Nixon had a final conference with Suharto today before heading off for Bangkok, Thailand. Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. Suharto tricycled together, sightseeing about the colorful city. At Bangkok, Nixon planned to meet both with Thai leaders — Thailand is a troop-contributing ally in the Vietnam war — and with top U.S. strategists on the war. The three-day presidential schedule there left open wide Demo c r a t i c leader from it has set in its economic five- possibilities for a quick visit to MIK1 MANSFIELD Mrs. Ikeda was jailed in-: Friday, adding that the little Toronto on the charge. Welch girl has the run of the house said an extradition hearing for the next few days. Patricia would be held Monday. j Ann will be two on Tuesday. Welch said Mrs. Ikeda was — taken into custody at her $30,000 home in Burlington on a kidnaping warrant issued in Toronto. Mrs. Ikeda's husband and 23-year-old son accom-i panied her during questioning, police said. Asked a Favor Patricia Ann's sister, Shellie, 8, said a heavy-set woman driving a yellow Volkswagen convertible halted on a Buffalo street last Tuesday and asked her to do a favor. Shellie said she took a dollar from the woman to buy a quart of milk. When she emerged from the store, Shellie said, Patricia Ann's stroller was empty and the yellow Volkswagen was gone. Mrs. Ikeda, officer said, was born in England and is wed to her second husband. She is a currently unemployed nurse who keeps an ocelot as a pet in the home. Wanted Car Painted Lt. William Smith of the Burlington Police Department said t h e investigalion narrowed down to this area of Canada when an automobile dealer reported a woman came in with a yellow Volkswagen and was "in a big hurry" to have it painted green. Patricia Ana's father, Murrey Martin, is a construction worker. There never was any hint that Patricia Ann was en for ransom, since tbe year plan. Not a Burden "I say privileged," he added, "because sometimes we think of the assistance that we provide to other countries as being a burden. I do not consider it that way." What happens here, he said, will have an enormous effect some point Vietnam. in nearby Montana said that unless Hanoi ceases its intransigence, he foresees the possibility that there may never be any negotiated cease-fire. "It seems to me that if the stalemate continues, President Nixon will have two choices," the Democratic leader said in an interview. "He either can step up the war or he can order a gradual pullout of American troops, as the process of strengthening the South Vietnamese army goes ahead. "From what I know of tbe situation, the President is not going to intensify the American military effort unilaterally." Mansfield noted that Henry Cabot Lodge, chief U.S. negotiator in 0 Paris, had suggested when he was ambassador to Saigon that the war might just fade away without a settlement. Mansfield said the current relative lull in the fighting could be interpreted as the bf- ginning of such a process. He said he is informed that there has been no significant infil- South j tration of the S o u t h from the North in almost four months. .take Heaven to 7 and Boy's World CLOSED TODAY ONLY To Prepart for our f\eali Big See Our Safe Ad fit Ton/to'* Tr/bune IT'S A PRE-INVENTORY CLEARANCE! WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE! CLEAN-UP CLEARANCE! 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