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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1970, Zanesville, Ohio puaos Good Morning Dialogue: "Will yon marry No, but I admire your good taste." Jim Bishop Tells Fantastic Story Of The Alcoholic Broker In Monday's y __ VOL. NO. TEN CENTS Appeal Sent To Britain, Russia KEY BISCAYNE, PI a., Nixon, seek-., ing to put to rest fears the nation is drifting toward another Vietnam, said Friday America has "no: plans for introducing ground combat forces in Laos." He disclosed he had sent an appeal Friday to' Soviet Pre- liiier Alexi Kosygiri and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson asking for their help in restoring the Southeast Asia nation to neutralist status established for it in the 1962 Geneva agreements. The chief executive, in a special word report tracing the history of America's involvement in Laos, said that ;the action America has. taken to date has been and "requested'' and that no American stationed in Laos has "ever been killed in ground combat operations." In amplifying the President's statement, however, a White House. official said the Air Force has suffered about 400 casualties in the fighting in including approximately 200 killed and an equal number captured or missing. The President revealed for the first time that the United States had increased air support of Price Souvanna Phouma's neutralist" govern- ment, but. the spokesman emphasized the United States had made no open-ended commitment in Laos, and was determined to keep American involvement to a minimum. Nixon said the North Vietnam- ese Have built their forces to men in Laos and now pose the greatest threat the embattled nation has faced in 20 years of intermittent war- fare. He said the .U.S. government, directly or indirectly, now employs Americans in Laos, and of this, number 320 are engaged in military adviso- ry or military training.rotes. "We desire nothing more in Laos than to see a return to the Geneva agreements and the withdrawal of North Vietnam- ese troops, leaving the Lao people to settle their own differences in a peaceful Nixon said. The President said he had not deemed it wise to speak out in detail previously on America's involvement in but recent events had forced a change of heart. "In recent he said, "there has been intense public speculation to the effect that the United' States involvement in Laos .has substantially in- creased in violation of the Geneva accords, that American ground. forces are engaged in combat in Laos, and that our air activity has bad the effect of the conflict. "Because these reports are grossly inaccurate, I have concluded that our national interest will be served by putting the subject into per- the President said. Most of the U.S. activity in Laos, the President said is a. direct result of the war in Vietnam and is aimed at denying to North'Vietnam the use of Laotian territory for smuggling men and supplies to South, Vietnam. Nixon said Communist domin-- ance in Laos would raise profound security problems for Thailand, a staunch American the south. He added that the United States has been in consultation with Thai officials over the threat. .In revealing that "in the neighborhood" of 400 planes had been lost in the six years of American air activity over including, losses in attacks on the Ho Chi Minh trail, the President said the interdiction of the enemy supplies was America's ''first priority" in its military role in Laos. The President said recent offensives had carried the North Vietnamese '.'beyond the farthest line Communist and added that native Laotian Communist fore-. es now were playing an "insignificant role" in the war. He said he appealed to Soviet Premier Kosygin and British Prime Minister Wilson as co- chairmen of the 1962 Geneva accord, which was supposed to guarantee neutrality to Laos; In addition to the United States; Britain and the Soviet Union, the nations which signed the agreement included Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Communist China, North Vietnam, France, India, Poland, South Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. Nctiufets Great Spectacle Sun Eclipse By United Press International Far out in the South Pacific Saturday.thesun rises with a tiny scallop nibbled out of its lower. right-hand edge by the moon. That starts a 6-minute spectacular of "the skies .during which millions of North Ameri- cans in three countries will witness some degree of an eclipse of the sun, and many fortunate ones in a 90-mile-wide corridor along the Atlantic seaboard will feel the awe of daytime dark. The total eclipse of the sun along that race- path on earth will be by far the most dramatic of the century. The totality, lasting around three minutes at any spot the shadow passes at 1500 miles an hour on a sweep, comes when the moon. passes between earth and sun and completely covers the sun's main .body. .The sudden dark m the totality path, during which chickens go to roost, flowers close, and the sun's outermost atmosphere, the corona, sends out pink, scarlet, and violet streamers, is one of nature's great spectacles. The total eclipse shadow touches down in the Pacific at a.m. EST and races northeastward to reach first landfall at a.m. EST the arid and mountainous Isthmus of in southern Mexico, where several- hundred. scientists frcm '14 nations waited with, their observing equipment. The little-Indian village of Miahuatlan there was the focab point of astronomers, for a reading of "the eclipse of the and the forecast was for clear skies and ideal viewing. The scientific results will not be available for several months. Indian revelers danced to seven bands in the main square in the climax of the weeklong "Eclipse 70" fiesta at the 'village, now swollen with tourists, and girls, waved from floats pulled, by oxen. There no more rooms. Some tourists slept on the pavement, .others oh roofs. In the mountains, some Indian women prepared to hold blessed and lighted candles during the darkness to ward off evil events. The total eclipse reaches northwest Florida at p.m. EST and leaves the mainland at Norfolk, Va., 19 minntes later. Along that coastwise strip a million people live, and 50 million are within a day's drive. Air Battle Breaks Out Over Egypt By Uiited Press Intenwtitiul Israeli jets battled a flight of Egyptian MIG21s over the Me delta Friday and shot down two of them with blasts of cannon fire, an Israeli military spokes- man said. Egypt said one Israeli plane was downed in a dogfight involving at least 24 aircraft The air battle over Egypt broke out after Israeli planes attacked an Egyptian radar station on the Mediterraean coast in the northern Nile delta, north of DymyaL A Tel Aviv military spokes- man said that after Israeli jets dawned two Soviet-built MIGs, jhe Egyptian pilots were seen parachuting to earth. He said Israeli warplanes were on a reconnaissance mission when the aerial battle developed above Dnmyat An Egyptian spokesman said the aerial battling started when four Israeli planes attempted to bomb Egyptian positions near El Kantara in She northern sector of the Suez Canal Friday afternoon. Egyptian MIGs intercepted ihe Israeli warplanes, Cairo said, but Israel threw eight more planes into the fray apd Egypt also increased its strength to 12 .planes. Looking Ahead To Sunday Another in the series of picture stories of rural Musfcngum County fire departments features the Wayne Township Company and pro- gress of tns Ohio 60 bi-pass el Dres- den is shown in an aerial photo. ALSO FEATURED On a nig'nt in May, 1941, Rudolph Hess para- chuted from a Messerschmitt "into Scotland. f-eal chapter of his strange story is being written. Alsc, enjoy ihe article about World's only offidai wJtch: The Sunday Times Recorder Big Battle Waged Against Viet Reds SAIGON and South Vietnamese troops Bat- tled North Vietnamese regulars in three sharp battles reported Friday along coastal plains 300 miles northeast of Saigon. Field reports said the Communists were taking the irUiaiive despite food and manpower problems. .Elsewhere, Jhe United States took another big step toward Vietnamizing the war. The port facility at Can Tho, biggest In the Mekong Delia, was lamed over to South Vietnamese troops, giving the Saigon government responsibility for most supplies arriving there by sea. Communist gunners Thursday shot down a U.S. Army helicopter on a troop-carrying mission about 95 miles north of Saigon Cambodia border, and spokesmen said four Americans were kffled. Reports on the coastal plains action said a North Vietnamese army many as moved back into the area from the high mountains and ihat action was picking up In southern I Corps. The area includes Quang Tin and Quang Ngal provinces. It is defended by troop of the U.S. Americal Division and the South Vietnamese army's 2nd Infantry Division, a unit which boasts the best ''kill" radio in Saigon's armed forces. American Diplomat Kidnaped WASHINGTON (OK) The State Department disclosed Friday that the labor attache of the U.S. embassy in Guatemala was kidnaped in downtown Guatemala City Friday after- noon by four masked men. A department spokesman said Sean Michael Holly, 40, was kidnaped and his aban- doned car was found later with only has jacket and has identification papers inside. The kidnap was witnessed by a bank guard, who fled the scene when the kidnapers fired on him. The incident was the latest In Guatemala's turbulent history of political violence, which saw the assassination of U.S. Ambassador John Gordon Mein Aug. 28, Guatemala's own foreign m-i n 3 s t e r, Alberto Fuentes Mohr, was kidnaped by Herding terrorists last weekend Central American country's election fcr a new president and legislature. The State Department said the Holly kidnaping was in the hands of Guatemala City authorities and that the United States had made no formal protest. Residents Warned EyeDamage v O By RANDY JONES TRStaff Reporter Hundreds of persons suffered eye damage following a solar eclipse in 1963 from looking directly into the sun without sufficient eye protection. About 30 per cent of the sun will be blocked out in Southeastern Ohio by the moon's shadow this afternoon. The Health Department. has Issued a word warning don't try direct observation or fool A .i the false security of homemade protective devices. Direct viewing of an eclipse of ths sun, even through smoked glasses, old photographic negatives or other filters can severely damage the eyes. The glaring visible rays are blocked by these filters, but the invisible infrared rays of the sun, which cannot be seen or felt, can cause damage. Persons who use protective devices for direct viewing often suffer more damage then persons who view the eclipse with the naked eye, simply because the person using devices can generally look at the sun for a longer period of lime, thus receiving more harmful rays. There is an answer, and a totally safe one, according to the accident prevention unit of the Ohio Health Department: Take two pieces of while cardboard, and make a pinhole in one. Face avray from the sun and focus the eclipse image through the pinhole board onto the second piece of cardboard. The size of the image can be altered by changing the distance between the two pieces of cardboard. FORECAST Partly ctariy today witt fcigfc tem- pcratwc hi tke 4ts. Fair with littfe change it- light (Details M Page 2-A) Flames quickly spread to the hallway, up the stairs and into.the first Hoor ceiling and secobd floor hallway before being extinguished by Zanes- ville firemen. All 34 patrons were aroused and escaped without injury, some down the front rahd rear stairways. Others escaped-down-lad-. ders placed at windows.by firemen. Man Charged Assistant Fire Chief C. Kenneth Wilson Is shown as ire uwpected the shelving between the lobby and hall and stairway where the. fire was believed to have started shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at the Arlington Hotel on upper Main street. Inside Today's Times Recorder Life At While. House Changed Ever since Mrs. Connie Stuart, a 31-year-old green- eyed, redheaded, bombshell from Wheeling, W: Va. became Mrs. Pat Nixon's overseer of press and social operations, life has not been quite the same at the While House. For an illustrated report on this, please turn to Page 5-A. Keeping The President Informed How does President Nixon keep track of current events? there's the CIA, the FBI, the State Department and all the senators and congressmen. But it turns out that Mr. Nixon gets his basic day-to-day information Jhe same place you do Ihe newspaper. Please read Editor's Notebook on Page 4-A. ggf 1 n n Almanac Births Bridge Calendar Church News Classified Comic Crossword Dear Abby Deaths 8 1 4 1 7 5-7 .4 6 5 2 Editor's Notebook 4 B Financial News S A B Hospital News 2 A B Jack Anderson 4 A B Jeane Dixon 8 B A Letters To God S B B Memory Lane 4 A B Polke News 6 A A Sports Pages 2-3 B A State Bepori 6 A A Weather 2 A A Women's Page 5 A In Setting Hotel Fire A Morgan County .-man-7 arrested and charged witfi sjpn: Friday nbrning Ablaze- ttiat-trapped- a number of persons in- "th6 Arlington: Hotel; at 720 Main street and sent others scurrying to the streets in their night clothes. Robert Williamson charged Ronald Edward Nuce; of McConnelsville Route "i arson. Lt Williamson and Ptl. Charles Johnson arrested Nuce at a nearby restaurant after they .learned from wit- nesses at the scene of the Crjs that the suspect had acted peculiarly while watching 'the building become flames. j City firemen worked fran- tically to rescue, patrons ;oTth5e hotel from their windows, many of whom had to be :brought. to safety by ladder crews. t Flames swept lobby staircase to the second and third floor into the halls forcing patrons back into their rooms. One fireman, Henry Long, carried a crippled: person, Thomas Aber, down.the.burning stairway and other firemen sent ladders jutting to the side of the building to assist a number of others waiting their turn. There were no The fire went out of control so fast, firemen said, that had they not arrived when they did the building might have. been, destroyed and lives might have been lost The night desk" clerk, D. G. Johnson, 43, was alerted at a.m. by a roomer, that a fire was under way in a thirdBooc bathroom. Johnson found "the fire which had burned a curtain, but the fire had burned itself out Soon after he discovered the interior being consumed by the blaze. The fire department -was called and he and the manager, Phillip Scanlon, immediately sounded the alarm .mirth, the result all tenants of the burning building escaped. One of the roomers, John Dawson, complained of chest pains .from inhaling smoka. However he did not require immediate" treat- ment Fire Chief Kenneth Keraer said the lobby fire, of.Bh- determined cause, apparently, started at open, shelving tween the lobby and the haH and stairway leading, to second floor. Mrs. Edith Actiauer of .11 Eighth street, owner oi flu building, saM she had _ not estimated the damage but Ihr loss estimated in the thousands or dollars was covered'T) scrance. lEWSFAPESr iEW'SPAFERt
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