Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 6, 1969 · Page 7
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 7

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7 persons rescued from sinking vacht Associated Press BOSTON - A Coast Guard spokesman this morning said the seven persons rescued from a sinking yacht were en route to Boston. The rescue ship, the tanker Thomas M., reached the yacht late last night. The spokesman here said two of those rescued were "slightly injured" but all were safe. Lodge to quit, report says United Press International WASHINGTON - Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge is dismayed with the lack of progress at the Paris peace talks on Vietnam and would like to be relieved toward the end of this year, informed sources reported yesterday. The sources said that President Nixon and Secretary of State William P. Rogers were aware of Lodge's sense of frustration, but they were unsure whether Lodge had submitted a formal request to be replaced. The sources said that Lodge had told friends about his frustration over the talks which since May 1968, when they began, have succeeded in reaching agreement only on the shape of the negotiating table. Reports of Lodge's discouragement began circulating after President Nixon's Vietnam speech Monday night in which he virtually wrote off the Paris talks as a way of achieving peace. On Oct. 23, Lodge refused to deliver his prepared speech to the regular session of the peace talks because he said the other side was engaging in invective which made serious discussions impossible. Speculation in Washington that Nixon might not replace Lodge if he should be relieved of his duties was discounted by officials here. They said that would be tantamount to an official admission by the Nixon administration that it has given up hope on the Paris talks. Nearby, rescuers had found the bow of a 629-foot tanker that had split in half. Both- the yacht and the broken tanker ran into trouble in the same general area, southeast of Nantucket, where an intense northeaster whipped seas to 20 to '30 feet and winds gusted to 70 mph. Visibility was terrible, said a Coast Guard spokesman. The tanker broke up yesterday morning 120 miles southeast of Nantucket Island off Massachusetts. There was no word of the 36-man crew, reported on the stern section when she began breaking up. Three Coast Guard cutters and a Navy destroyer were heading to the scene and one British ship, the Border Laird, was already where the bow was found. At dusk, hopes for the crew dwindled, but officials said the search for survivors would continue. She carried a full load of fuel oil — about 210,000 gallons — and the Coast Guard said it posed a serious pollution threat. In the same storm - tossed area, seven yachtsmen clung to their 41-foot sloop Whisper awaiting rescue. Meantime, the Coast Guard said, aircraft circled over the distressed sloop which had been en route to Bermuda from Marion, Mass. The Coast Guard identified six of the persons aboard as James Ferris, 40; Donald Steele, 43; Phil Sears, 26; all of Dover, Mass.; Dennis McDonald, 27, Newton, Mass.; Peter Mesmer, 42, Sharon, Mass., and Peter Hayes, 40, of Bermuda. Aircraft, including helicopters, hurried to the aid of both vessels. A fleet of nearby merchant ships, Navy destroyers and Coast Guard cutters followed. The U.S. merchant craft Chicago, which had said it was in the vicinity of the Whisper, guided a C130 search plane to the area. Two other Cl30s, flying only a few hundred feet above the ocean, sought out the tanker, named the Keo. Its friends call it "Old-ee." And it's got a million of 'em! Pronounced "Old-ee." It's also called America's Number One Bourbon Buy. No fuss, no frills, just mighty fine bourbon. J. W. Dant bourbons are about the American-iest bourbons around. It's almost un-American for a bourbon-lover not to know 'em! Try "Old-ee"! $4.47 • A/R n Vietcong free 3 American POWs KLruiJt- CITY Associated Press SAIGON — Three American war prisoners freed by the Vietcong walked into a South Vietnamese militia outpost yesterday." All three are in "good condition" at the big U.S. Army hospital at Long Binh outside Saigon, the U.S. Command said. They will probably be heading back to the United States "in a couple of days," the command added. The three walked to a post four miles west of Tarn Ky in the northern First Corps area. The Vietcong radio had announced Oct. 29 that the captives were freed. It sometimes takes days or weeks for released prisoners, to make their way to allied posts. The three were identified by the Vietcong as Spec. 4 Willy Watkins, Pfc. James A . Strickland and Pfc. Coy R. Tinsley. Tinsley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Tinsley, in Cleveland, Tenn., reported receiving word from the U.S. government that he had been freed and was in a hospital in South Vietnam. They said he was reported in good condition, "except for some trouble with his feet." "I just think it's the most wonderful thing I ever heard," said Watkins' mother, Mrs. Inez Watkins of Sumter,, S. C. She said the Army wired that her son's condition is fair and that he is receiving medical care. "I don't know when he will be coming home, but they tell me they will let me know soon," Mrs. Watkins.said. Relatives of Tinsley and Strickland said the Army told them their sons might telephone them from a hospital in South Vietnam soon. Strickland and Watkins had been missing since January 1968. Tinsley was captured last March. Strickland's father, John Henry Strickland of Dunn, N.C., said he was told his son was suffering from foot ulcers and malnutrition but he believed the soldier was in generally good health. 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