Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 16, 1970 · Page 37
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 37

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, August 16, 1970
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P r ~; " ?f Half of Gl deaths laid to peasants United Press International SACRAMENTO, Calif Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., said yesterday "a shocking, little -known fact" is that more than half the American troops killed in Vietnam were killed by South Vietnamese civilian peasants. Speaking to a state Democratic conventiln, Cranston said, "Over half of the American boys who have died in Vietnam were not killed by front-line Vietcong or North Vietnam troops. "They were killed by South Vietnamese peasants—men, women and Children—who planted mines and booby traps." The freshman senator told newsmen later his remarks were based on information from "totally reliable" government sources. "All too often, 'liberation' of a village 'from Vietcong control means American soldiers shell the village and burn the huts, Vietnamese soldiers rape the women and steal the livestock, and absentee landlords return to reclaim the land given to the peasants by the Vietcong," he said. 'i • "Small wonder," Cranston said, repeating 'a statement he made a year ago, "the Pentagon 'has a contingency plan for fighting the South Vietnamese."-, The Senator said American troops are b e c 6 m i n g "an ever-more-inviting target" to Nixon's "slow, erratic with- the Vietcong under President d r a w a 1 under Vietnamiza- Cranston said he advocates lion." "a fixed..timetable.for withdrawal of'all our troops." POWs of WW II petition Nixon on Viet prisoners PORT ARTfiUR, Tex. (UPI) — Members of an organization of World War II prisoners called on President Nixon yesterday "to create a state of national and world indignation" over the treatment of U.S. prisoner^ held by the North Vietnamese. A letter was sent to Nixon by delegates to the annual convention of the "Lost Battalion," a group of Texas National Guardsmen and survivors of heavy cruiser USS Houston who were captured early in World War II and spent 42 months as Japanese prisoners of war. The petition to Nixon was instigated by Roy Stensland, a former officer now living at Helotes, Tex. ,. , Stensland told the former prisoners, "I am mat* ashell at \ttiese stupid people we electyand send.^Washingtoh. Two of them recently went to Vietnam and raised cain about some criminals being held by the South Vietnamese, i. i "But they didn't say a single word about the plight of our prisoners." Stensland also said the veterans group was irritated that several military men from Vietnam are being accused of murder in connection- with some incidents in that war. COOL OFF Spring* Summer • fall witfr YORK. WHOLE HOUSE Air Conditioning ,» FREE ESTIMATES ' ARIZONA YORK REFRIGERATION CO, W. !%*nh, San., Anf . J«, I97D The Arif ona RejwbHc A-21 «&-*- < f- » W •» <j&ft r j£?»» •>> ^ ^ . _ »*»« ,tl KNOWN FOR VALUES SUNDAY MONDAY ONLY 'SUNDAY 10:00 - 6:00^ MONDAY 9:30 - 9:30 A borragt of bargains at almost 'givt-away' pricts! Sensational buys for ovoryono in your family! Makt a bet-linc for your now Grants... it's buzzing with txciting salt sptcials! Como on ovor now and save like crazy! WHILE QUANTITIES LAST! PERMANENT PRESS 'neat-neck' shirts COMPARE PERMANENT PRESS,.. SO CAREFREE! SALE Choice of styles in poly- ester/cotto.n. Pick a saucy print or solid color; sizes 32 to 38. Value! 'Won't ovor wrinklo... straight log pants COMPARE Polyester, pants Syon't crinkle... give a smooth, flattering line every time t you weat.them, 6-18. FASHION SPORT SHIRT PRICE CUT! Polyester/cotton. Machine wash, drip or tumble dry. Semi-spread collar. Sizes 14 1 / 2 -16 ) /2. SALE REG. $8,99 TRIM-FIT SLACKS SAVE $1.13 Handsome Bengaline weave slacks of Dacron^ 1 polyester/rayon. Neat Ivy styling. In sizes 29-42. fxt ro capacity sfe e f w big family washes •, too. Ql/« Urr T • AVOCADO • WHITI TOASTED TO YOUR TASTE1 LARGE 4-SLICE SIZE COMPARE Color control lever cater to every taste. Durable chrome. SA1E kn. € MM SAVE AT GRANTS ON FAST, QUAUTY PHOTO FINISHING • Blgck-ond>whit« prints in 24 hours • Color prints in 4f hours • Laboratory approved i^j Decorator floor in tough, practical vinyl. wipes dean in seconds. Floral prints, tile, mar- _ble or carpet effects. '"cut WALL TO WALL IATHROOM CAIPITIMC...SAVI*2.I3 Cut and fit to your $ own measurements. SALE Long-wearing nylon. iu, AUG. \t-\T OMIY CLIP COUPON AND BRING 10 ORANIS AUC. CUP COUPON AND BRING 10 CkANIS with ihii taiffim AQUA NIT- HAIR SPRAY SAU ^W 13... • Reg. or hard to hold • Jumbo size can UMITi a p»r <vit*mtr ' with lAu fat i fun SHREOPEDFOAM IEOPIUOW SALI • 18x24" cut size • Polyurethane filler UMITi f M r «vil.M.r AUC. u-ir •NIT (UP (OUPON AND BKING 10 CRANU with I Hit can fan •RANTS SANITARY NAPKINS SAl! • Regular or super UMITi I b«i«i ptr i«il AUC. (UP (OUPON AND BRING 10 GRANH • H'lVi thit coupon 0*0* WATCH IANOS • Groovy mod look| • X<ots of colors UMITt * ptr ««it«Mtr KNOWN IOR VALUES...COAST TO COAST f r«t fit If M»rtfc, Hack Canyti Fwy, tt Pttrli •fttt Pit-it fwtfc, litfcSt.itftvtlitrii 6n«t Rural Rd, it Stvlhtra

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