Pacific Stars And Stripes, June 9, 1969

Pacific Stars And Stripes

June 09, 1969

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Issue date: Monday, June 9, 1969

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Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Years available: 1948 - 1999

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - June 9, 1969, Tokyo, Japan~? if it m 1i 21"n 1ft * in Major By SPEC. 6 ERIC JOHNS S&s Vietnam Bureau SAIGON — Offen- sive-minded Commu- nist troops suffered staggering casualties Friday and early Sat- urday in the second day of bitter fighting between Saigon and the Cambodian border. Close to 650 enemy troops died in major battles, while military officials listed 13 Al- lied soldiers dead and 34 wounded* At least 323 North Viet-namese soldiers died Satur- day morning as they triedto storm a 25th Inf. Div. outpost six miles from theCambodian border for the second day in a row. U.S.casualties were two wound- ed. Seventy-six Reds had beenkilled in a Friday morning at- tack on the same fire supportbase, named Crook, 65 miles northwest of Saigon in Tay NinhProvince. The camp was hit with about (Continued on Back Page, Col. 1) AN AUTHORIZED UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION FOR THE U.S. ARMED FORCES OF THE PACIFIC COMMAND Vol. 25, No. 159 HONOLULU (AP)—President Nixon, stop- ping here Saturday en route to his Vietnam summit conference on Midway Island, believes that the North Vietnamese are ready for serious peace bargaining. White House sources, speaking with the President'sapproval, said private talks and indirect contacts with re- presentatives of Hanoi and the Viet Cong have led toa conclusion that the stage is set for active negotiations in Paris. The sources, who declined to be named, cautionedthat they expect the enemy to be as tough at the negotiat- ing table as it has been on the battlefield.Nixon flies to Midway Sunday for five hours of con- ferences with President Nguyen Van Thieu of SouthVietnam. Among other matters, they will talk about the even-tual withdrawal of some U.S. troops from South Vietnam AA**M»IM*, I..-** o IQ/.O as the training of South Vietnamese replacements and theMonday, June 9, 1969 (Continued on Back Page, Col. 1) U.S. and Vietnamese firemen battle a Da Nang dock blazeset off by a Viet Cong rocket. The missile touched off a .supply of gasoline, and a nearby cargo ship was sunk in the resulting fire, (AP Radlophoto) Brezhnev Accuses Mao of N-War Plans Roberf Taylor Falling SANTA MONICA, Calif.(UPI)—Robert Taylor, the romantic screen lover of the1940s and 50s, Saturday was near death, sufferingfrom terminal cancer. A spokesman for St. John's Hospital, where the actor was undergoing treatment for lungcancer, said Friday Taylor's condition was "rapidly deterio-rating" and death is "inevitable in the immediate future." He said it could come in "aweek, maybe more, maybe less." The spokesman said the 57- year-old actor knew he was suf-fering from terminal cancer and that he was about to die. He saidTaylor was "resting as comfort- ably as can be expected and isnot in too much pain." Taylor had part of his rightlung removed in October and later his wife, German actress Ursula Thiess, confirmed thathe was suffering from cancer. Taylor, whose film stock soared after he played opposite Irene Dunne in "MagnificentObsession" in the 30s, has made more than 70 movies and star-red in his own television series. Among his film credits are"Camille," a classic in which he costarred with Greta Garbo; "A (Continued on Back Page, Col, 5) MOSCOW (UPI) — Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev told a world Communist conferenceSunday that Red China was planning a nuclear war againstRussia. In one of the most blisteringattacks ever delivered against chairman Mao Tse-tung by a Communist, Brezhnev accused Peking of continuing border pro- vocations and of making "un- founded territorial claims against the Soviet Union" -—which he promptly rejected. The vitriolic attack on China electrified the conference andraised the possibility of dis- sension among representatives of 75 parties gathered for a "un- ity" session in the Kremlin.Instead of soft-pedaling the Sino-Soviet rift, as some diplo-matic observers had expected, Brezhnev laid it on the line. He quoted a Chinese party news- paper as calling Thursday for "preparations to fight vSoviet revisionism in a conventional as well as the great nuclear war." Then he said: "The SovietUnion has sufficiently strong forces to defend itself and the Soviet people have strong nerves and will not be frightened." While Brezhnev practically read China out of the Commu- nist movement for warlike ac- (Continued on Back Page, Col, 4) 224 'Grand' Loneliness SYDNEY (UPI) — MichaelMullen, a 32-year old bachelor from Tyrone, Ulster, bought his first lottery ticket last week, and called it "all alone," Fri- day, his ticket won first prize in a New South Wales opera house lottery, worth $224,000, ;

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