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   Arizona Republic (Newspaper) - February 17, 1969, Phoenix, Arizona                                Phoenix weather Mostly fair today increasing cloudi Little temperature High Low Yesterdays high low Humidity high low Page 79th 277 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC TELEPHONE 2718000 February 1969 Two 44 Pages CITY Todays chuckle Next to nothing beats a wastebasket for speeding up e Ten Cents yachts seized by nese New York Times Service CHAMPIONS TOUCH Gene Littler walks on the 18th green at Arizona Coun try his ball a foot from victory in the Phoenix Open golf tourna The La veteran who won the event twice in the 1950s Republic Photo by EaVI McCartney tapped the ball in to win the top prize by two His 72hole total of 263 was a Page 52 incidents by Cong mar allies truce Associated Press SAIGON An allied lunar new year eessefire was marred in its first hours by 52 enemyinitiated incidents across South the Command re ported There no reports of major attacks or terrorist The 24hour ceasefire declared by the Saigon government began at 6 yes It meant that offensive opera tions by allied forces were suspended in observance of the new year holiday called the most important of the year for the Vietnamese THE VIETCONG announced they would observe a sevenday ceasefire be ginning at 7 last but the allies already have accused the Com munists of repeatedly breaking their own unilaterally declared stand They reported 42 incidents between 7 when the Vietcong cease fire and 6 when the allied ceasefire took a total of 94 incidents in Of the 52 incidents reported since the start of the allied American headquarters said 26 were considered meaning that casualties oc Spokesmen said three Americans were killed and 33 wounded in They put enemy casualties in the same action at 36 killed across the Today was Tet day and the South Viet namese capital observed it by the closing of places of business and with traditional family A year ago on fighting was raging in Da Nang and other towns in the northern part of the country in what was to develop into the biggest offensive of the Vietnam Saigon itself was attacked in the early morning the day after Tet last year as the fighting swept across the Continued On Page 2 Many helpiul moving money BOSTON took nearly 100 men plus a contingent of city police Saturday to complete the job of mov ing nearly million in cash and securities to the new home of City Bank and Trust The trip was only around the but it took three WellsFargo trucks and two plus several police patrol The transfer Included bags of coins valued at in paper money and million in se Germany boasts grip on Berlin United Press International Peru trade pact with Soviet hurts relations United Press International announced its first trade agreement with the Soviet Union yester further widening a breach with the United States over the expropriation of an Americanowned oil company and seizure of a California fishing The governing military junta said the trade to be signed was designed to diversify and redistri bute Peruvian commercial Almost half of Perus trade has traditionally been with the United which also is its source for some million an nually in foreign Further indications of the deteriorat ing relations between Peru and the United States were diplomatic reports that Ambassador Wesley Jones will not return to Lima for the time be Peru already has recalled its ambas sador to the United Fernando and its ambassador to the Washingtonbased Organization of Amer ican States Luis The two ambassadors from Washing ton joined other Peruvian ambassadors to South American countries and Mexico summoned home for consultations on the diplomatic crisis with the United BERLIN East Germany denounced West Berlin as a center of imperialist provocation yesterday and warned that the citys vital traffic links with the West exist only through good graces of the The official East German Communist Party Neues implied in an editorial that land routes to West Berlin could be closed easily and East Germany imposed partial traffic restrictions 8 against the members of the West German electoral college scheduled to meet March 5 in West Berlin to elect a successor to Pres ident Heinrich The East Germans have not imposed a complete land blockade of the city since when they closed traffic routes for six forcing the Berlin airlift by and British cargo The Communist in an edi torial entitled Center of Imperialist said West Berlin is dan gerously dependent on the thin threads of traffic routes to West for which there are not even guarantees laid down in The statement revived the old East German position that no agreements were ever drawn to provide use of the 110mile highway and rail lines through East Germany for supplying the West ern outpost city of The United Britain and the three Western allies occupy ing the contend the Western rights to free access covers supply traffic by land as well as air through East Ger Neither East Germany nor the Soviet Union recognize West Berlin as part of West and both have delivered diplomatic protests and threatened fur ther restrictions on access to the city unless the elections are held West Germany has refused to change the site from West where pre vious elections have drawn protests but none approaching the intensity of the current East German In addition to the blockade against members of the electoral who will fly into West the East Ger mans and Soviets were reported plan ning military maneuvers across land ac cess routes that would disrupt traffic to the Allied sources reported the East Ger mans also were testing jamming equip ment to use against radar equipment of Western planes flying the three 20 milewide air access corridors to West Three commercial Pan Amer Air France and British have a total of 91 flights daily into West and there are at least as many military HONG KONG Four Americans were believed to be in Chinese Commu nist hands last night after three yachts bound lor Macao from Kong failed to reach their Authorities in Hong Kong said they had received unconfirmed reports that the three yachts were seen being towed by This followed a message from one of the yachts that il was being Fifteen persons were aboard the Apart from the four there were three Swedish two an a Frenchman and four Chinese The Americans are Carol who was with her British Hector and three others persons on board his the UinNaMara Joan Von who was with her Chris Von a Swedish their two daughters and three other per sons on board Von Sydows Rev eric and Simeon a business and Bessie Hope who were on board Baldwins yacht Moras urn with a Chinese A government spokesman in Hong Kong said the missing yachts sailed for Macao Saturday with three other which arrived safety in He added that the missing yachts may have been detained by Chinese authori Shortly before noon today a message was picked up by another yachtsman which said that a I long Kong yacht was being the spokesman This message came from the yacht Referring to the report that the miss ing yachts were seen being towed by the spokesman said there was no indication as to why such action might have been taken against pleasure boats clearly making a holiday A yachtsman in Hong Kong said that members of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club had made frequent trips to Macao without incident during the Chinese New Year and other holiday periods over the past few The Chinese or lunar new year begins which is the first day of a twoor threeday holiday for most Hong Kong China claims a 12mile territorial lim it therefore the normal sea route to Macao passes through Chinese hydrofoil and ferry services regularly travel between Hong Kong and Macao without interference from the Chinese Some harassment of seagoing ships sailing to and from Hong Kong has taken place over the past few American yachtsmen who have strayed into Chinese waters in the past as a been released after being held briefly in irds have to sfo IJv LOGAN McKECHMIC Todays prayer Dear teach us how to pray for our enemies and those who provoke us to We confess our own weak How 0 shall we pray for those who reject thee SCOTTSDALE City ollicials hero are drafting an ordinance which would eliminate all billboards within the city limits in five years if a like proposal is not made state The Arizona Re public has Billboards have got to said May or while refusing to com ment officially on the proposed ordi It would look as if we were threatening the state legislators with and that is not what we Land patrol still rough duty Pilots speed marijuana hunt By HAROLD MILKS Republic Latin Affairs Editor DOLORES DE There appears to be two means of curbing the production of marijuana and of red which opium this mountainous region of Mexico the hard way and the harder This writer chose the hard bouncing over the peaks and into blind canyons with Mexican air Francisco Videz as he scouted for the illegal plantations in a singleengined light We left the harder way to the patrols of Mexican army troops and federal po lice based in this lonely village of 400 souls two days on horseback from the nearest They must follow up Videz charted reports with twoto threeday marches up the steep slopes of the Sierra Pacifica to locate and de stroy the marijuana and poppy Joining in the Mexican governments antinarcotics this writer spent two days in this at the headquarters office in Culiacan then in the field with a pair of light plane and helicopter pilots who seemed to know every nook of the sprawling mountain ranges in which the forbidden plants are From which is on the regular Phoenix to Mexico City air the main rail line and Highway 15 stretching from Arizona to Mexico the trans formation to this remote settlement 110 air miles to the northeast was En Videz and our other deputy campaign director Francisco Camacho jspent most of their time pointing out growing fields of poppies or marijuana and fields which troops had already Look down there to the circle is a poppy said Videz pointing this writer took his eyes from two nearby mountain peaks to in spect or photograph the Once in Dolores de name means pain or a thrillpacked landing on a tiny airstrip Continued On Page 10 would be doing if we were drafting a new The Republic Tims and members of the city during an executive council instructed city attorney Dick Filler to draw up a draft of the The big legal question to the council and the The Republic was was whether to force the signs to be removed in five years by law or to set such a high tax on billboards that own ers could not afford to keep them in a member of the Tucson city attorneys staff was in Scottsdale to leave a long taperecorded memo on a ordinance adopted by A written memo from the city of Phoenix about its law also has been given to Tims said that the billboards have to Continued On Page 10 Republic Photo by EaVI McCartney Kathleen Ann Miss was crowned Miss Arizona of 1969 last night from a field of 15 Story Page STATE SALARIES State David Krct calls for immediate action to correct state salary Page SIXTH WEEK State Property Direc tor Arlo Woolery called to appear be fore the Senate Finance and Revenue Page TET ADDRESS President Thieu re jects any suggestion of a coalition government for South Page PAKISTAN ERUPTS Pakistan army ordered out after mobs set fire to gov ernment buildings in Page KILLER AVALANCHE Four skiers die in Corsica avalanche as European storms Page SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS 120 Phil adelphia youths chosen guinea pigs in new approach to Page SAVE ON TAXES 10 columns by Sylvia starting offer ex clusive facts and strategy Page Page Page Astrology 33 Movies 25 Bridge 13 Obituaries 34 Classified 3543 Opinion 7 Comics 33 Radio Log 24 Crossword 34 Sports 2832 Dedera 23 TV Log 2627 Editorials 6 Weather 15 Financial 17 Women 1821   

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