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Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - April 4, 1968, Lowell, Massachusetts PEACE TALKS BEGIN NEXT WEEK by IM THE LOWELL SUN Mass. THURSDAY APRIL 4, 1968 38 10 Cents Showers 90th Veer Serving Northern County SEE PAGE 3 EDITION Last Week Preliminary Discussions Set To In Moscow LONDON Soviet informants said today they expect preliminary Vietnam peace talks to begin in Moscow next They said the North have already assured the United States privately they will launch no major offensive if all American bombing attacks are The who cannot be identified by said Hanoi already nas begun lifting the siege of Khe Sanh as a sign of its intentions None of these statements could be confirmed m official Western The officials against expecting an early end lo the peace They said they expected them to go for 330 More American Boys Killed In Vietnam The number I At the same U.S. troop of Americans killed in the strength increased by to nam war dropped slightly the highest number ever week but the total of U.S. i listed for American forces in wounded soared to the highest i South during South Vietnamese government for a seven-day period the the previous while the listing of enemy killed was in the same range as that of a week The U.S. Command said 330 Americans were killed in action By Paul A. Girardin Sun Burlington Office The sagas of a boy and his dog enjoyed by most children received a tragic twist yesterday when a six-year-old Wilmington boy lost his life in an attempt to save his dog's life in the face of an oncoming Michael A. Richards was out yesterday afternoon after school with his dog in the area of the I casualties were up sharply last week as compared with 349 a week The number of wounded was spokesmen as compared with wounded in the week ending March 23. Of that were hospitalized but did not require the Command A spokesman said there was no immediate explanation of the sharp rise in the number of and that a study was being made in an effort to mine why the total had gone up Train Kills Wilmington Boy Trying To Save Dog dog which had not yet left the tracks and ran back to get This time the engineer did not have enough time to stop and although he was attempting to grind the train to a was not successful in time and Mi- so chael lost his although his pet a first grade student at the Mildred Rogers resided with his man and Marguerite Richards of Baker Boston and Maine railroad a short distance from the tracks near his Stopping l scene of the In or Unofficial records showed the previous high for American wounded was in the week ending last March 9. South Vietnamese military headquarters listed its tor last week at 393 men wounded and 41 A week to rest a the boy sat on one of the nol aware of the impending A with four cars on the Boston to Lowell run was approaching and the boy fled as the engineer applied brakes to the train but then Michael remembered his tion to his Michael totals had been leaves his 12-year-old brother Kenneth and his also his paternal j Mrs. Leo ards of Wilmington nad his 270 670 wounded and 49 THE U.S. in its weekly said en- ternal Mrs. were last week by ena Matthews of Volpe Nominates Justice Son For Judgeship From The Sun's State House Bureau STATE HOUSE Gov. John FORTE WAS admitted to the lied forces as compared with a week The South Vietnamese command reported enemy ere killed last week but a week the South Vietnamese had listed en- emy dead at The total of enemy reported killed each week often conflicts in the arate reports issued by the two i Other sources recalled that Americans were killed in Korea while truce talks were ing The Russian informants said Moscow was not consulted by Hanoi before Wednesday's con- acceptance of President Johnson's call for peace They said that in view of king's present relatively low in- fluence in the North Vietnamese they did not believe the Red Chinese were consulted you Americans seem to find hard to realize is that North Vietnam is a sovereign one Russian They said they expected the preliminary talks to get under way quickly probably next They added that they believed the only possible sites for such talks were Moscow or Paris and that the Soviet capital has a 60- 40 chance of being MOSCOW is tbe only capital in the world with Vietnamese and Viet Cong Part has a diplomatic mission from Hanoi but no official representa live of the National the political arm of th Viet Cong. The Soviet informants sai they believed a major government of President Ho Minh of U.S. readiness to meet for initial contacts on ace Officials indicated the first contact rould probably be between top and North Vietnamese in or some other capital both countries have em- The first in the U.S. would be to set a time and place for actual talks on scaling down the war and eventually a The situation has developed with such since Johnson ordered a partial halt in the bombing of North Vietnam day night that even surprised U.S. government leaders are not quite sure what will happen THEY voiced cautions mism about peace prospects but appeared by no means certain the United States and North Vietnam can actually reach an agreement As if in response to their American draw from South They said this is a prime issue in Hanoi's eyes and tha North Vietnamese want a definite agreement that U.S. withdrawal will start the moment a peace pact is signed and be completed within a fixed The Russians did not believe Washington would easily agree Massachusetts Bar and the Casualties among other allied eral District Court in 1951. He forces again were not reported was admitted to the U.S. for last week preme Court the U- S. have nee the justice of the superior to a vacancy as presiding justice of the District Court in The which must win approval of the executive was made to fill a cancy created last February 10 through the resignation of for- mer Presiding Justice Otis M. The younger Forte served as assistant district attorney in I Middlesex County from 1952 to 1956 and was assistant district attorney general in 1956. He also served as an auditor and master in in sex in law and a Boston A former instructor at Suffolk University name was submitted i guest lecturer at the to the council yesterday during University Law Atty. a regular Action willl Forte held memberships in the be taken on the matter at a I Middlesex later date Bristol moderator of the town setts Trial American lives with his Trial Lawyers and the New At Rally CONCORD More than 50 Concord Carlisle Regional High School students pated in the gigantic peace rally on Boston Common but were there on their own and with parental according to High School Principal John F. who indicated was not a class The students will have to make up Discuss Peace The White House Just released this photo of President Johnson meeting with Averell and U. S. Ambassador to the Soviet Llewellyn in the treaty room of the Executive sion early Johnson has an- that the U. S. establish with the Government of North He previously announced that Harriman and Thompson would be his prime negotiators in the talks with the North U.S. Relief Force Only A Half Mile From Khe Sanh nut ua lu up f on their own time the school of a SAIGON Soviet informants in 01 mui uio i j t. i- 1.1 and three children at 4 Bedford Bar work they missed during the through light enemy Road in as the Justinian Law he there and mortar fire today fe Dg con- L trary to what tbe Boston papers A Roxbury Latin School and American Board he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Amherst College He was a World War II U.S. and a law degree at Harvard i Naval pilot from 1943 to 1946 and Law the Korean 1950 to 1952. Potomac Fever WASHINGTON One thing about Lyndon he sets out to save us from the Smothers Brothers he goes all the Republicans claim it proves you can't trust the He won't even stick around to give the people a chance to vote against Mr. Johnson's future isn't necessarily so can always get a job as cashier at the World Lyndon poor trying to his image but lie keeps losing his Hubert's people are pushing him hard to They say the middle of the stream is the perfect place to change lame JACK WILSON INSIDE THE SUN Rep. Morse Idea Sparks Peace Vote Means Closing of Bruins Start Cup Chase Amusements 36, 2: 3 Classified 31, 32, 33, 34, S Cooty News 21, 31 Crossword 3 Deaths 3 Editorial 6, 7 People in News 25 Suburban News 1. 4. 22 Illicit 4, 6, 3X 23 Sports 27, M TV 37 Women's News 14, 15, 17 To reach WANT AD DEPT. of The Snn TELEPHONE GLENVIEW 8-3311 AD Departments GLENVIEW U.S. relief North were lifting the long seige le Sanh as evidence of intentions in preliminary peace within a half mile of the be- sieged Marine combat base at Khe With resistance continuing Cain Would Restore Regional School Funds From The Sun's State House Bureau STATE HOUSE Legislation by Rep. Fred to restore an al 15 per cent reimbursement to towns taking part in a al school was given a public hearing Rep. Cain let the education committee know his the provision for the 15 per cent reimbursement which was eliminated when the sales tax was put into effect should now be Another provision dropped un- der the sales tax for a 50 per cent reimbursement to towns for any school newly Moonlighters MELTON Leice already been he and it is time the total job be There was no opposition to the Ahead about 80 rounds of Fla. A sign in front of a church in a Miami the Easter Pray this Approve For Westford From The Sun's State House Bureau STATE HOUSE The ale yesterday concurred with the House of Representatives by stamping initial approval to a enemy artillery and mortar fire hit Khe Sanh and Marines ing out from the base were re- ported engaged in fighting with the North Vietnamese in the hills to the A U.S. spokesman said he ex- some of the relief force lo link up with the Marines inside Khe Sahh by nightfall for the first breakthrough in the siege of the now in its Hth The force closed steadily on Khe Sanh from three U.S. Marines were pushing due west along Highway 9 and were reported within 5.5 miles of the Northeast and southeast of the moving huge masses earth to create bypasses beside each bridge to take care of the heavy The named sus after the mythical flying was commanded by Lt. Col. Victor 39, of Va. The mission be- gan Monday with about troops moving off from Ca to this in view of the Manila agreement between the United States and its Vietnam allies that withdrawal would not begin until six months after the end ol Viet Cong The sources said they ed the preliminary talks to be They said Moscow tain that Hanoi has assured Washington after a complete halt in Dombing and other attacks on North the Communis both Viet Cong am North will refrain from launching any major of fensive until conclusion 01 breakdown of peace negotia THEY said a partial tion of forces besieging the U.S at Khe Sanh has al ready begun and that nist forces were putting up littli more than token resistance to Vietnamese rescu drive up Highway 9 toward th The informants said Hano was ready for private or publi in accord with Washing ton's both in the prelim nary and the peace conferenc hey said the North Vie today the force had more than The aim of the operation was to open Highway the land ply route to Khe Sanh which has been closed for nearly three Helicopters and cargo planes have been the only means of supplying and and forcing the Marines South Recent intelligence reports have indicated some withdrawal Police reimburse the stable Frank decided to find a spare-time bnt town of Westford in the amount of for BCC veterans fit expenses paid by the com- the enemy force around Khe of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry were Sanh which last week was pushing in ahead of the mated al to Follow-up units the total force to about Sanh or said a sign on an equipment i As the Marines moved the cavalrymen searched the jungle growth for the enemy under protective umbrella of gunship Engineer support troops re- placed destroyed bridges and shored up sagging dozers lurched down steep i munity in 1965 and which never job to eara more He fowd ft all right Wednesday he resigned tbe police force after being j measure filed by Rep. dered to appear before a dis- lix R for enactment by ning a racing hoth branches before it is sent to the Governor for his con- THE ORIGINAL LOWELL'S FAMOUS BEANS ARE BAKED SOLD AT COTE'S MARKET 175 SALEM ST. FRI. i SAT. HOT BROWN BREAD We orders lor BEAN SUPPERS NEW WANT AD PHONE NUMBER preferred direct negi between Hanoi an Washington but were willing consider any other participan he United States might pr By John M. High tower AP Special WASHINGTON dent Johnson has agreed to rect contacts on peace betwee North Vietnamese and U.S. re and will fly to H waii late tonight to and war prospects wi American officials from Washington is understood to have messaged Hanoi informing I North Vietnam's Com- munist newspaper warned the United States today not to ex- any concessions in return for a total bombing hall The Nhan in a statement 10 hours after the noi said the U.S. essors have made it clear that e U.S. government remains and has not given up 5 sinister design of aggression South which is right in Johnson's ed concerning North Prior to this hich reached Washington only early anoi agreement to talk after ears of continuously expanding ar was regarded in on as a great breakthrough eventually ending the con- Johnson announced in a brief Wednesday that we will establish contact with le representatives of North with the of South Vietnam and ur other allies are now taking Johnson A dangerous officials said is the possibility f a split between the U.S. and south Vietnamese governments how far and how fast to go in the search for South Vietnamese although almost totally dependent on U.S. and economic lave sometimes been y critical of to find a way to make In South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu met with U.S. Ambassador Bunker and the envoys of five other allies to discuss Hanoi's The session was preceded by hints in the al Assembly of South dissatisfaction with the turn of Reaction worldwide to Hanoi's move and Johnson's follow-up also was generally French President Charles de critic of U.S. foreign described of American bombing as an apparent step in the direction of Something NEW BIG INTERESTING is going M at NORCROSS LEIGHTON Inc. 170 St. See fte Supplement in the LOWELL SUNDAY SUN APRIL You are cordially invited to attend Open House April 8th, IKS It A.M. to 4 P.M. 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