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   Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - September 18, 1972, Kingsport, Tennessee                                Kingsport VOLUME LX, NO. 372 PHONE 24M121 (CLASSIFIED 245-0121 CIRCULATION 246-1129) KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 PAGES 2 SECTIONS Meet The Chdmp-The 'Utah Flash9 Utah's entry in the fourth annual North Carolina Turtle Festival "races" down course on way to victory in the turtle racing event. This turtle won over 26 other entries representing as many other states to take the title of swiftest turtle for the festival. The race is a featured event of the festival, held annually in Lillington, N. C. The racers compete on a course set up in front of the courthouse. 'CAPTURE, DON'T COMMUNISTS ARE URGED SAIGON (CDN) The only "good" American is a live one, Communist soldiers in South Vietnam are being told. They are so valuble that "one live American is worth 30 dead a recently captured Communist battlefield document says. If it were not for the captured pilots and GIs, the document reasons, the United States would have no incentive to negotiate. Each additional American prisoner of war increases the pressure on the U.S. government to withdraw from the war, it says. As a result, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops are being instructed to protect American POWS with their own lives, if necessary. Allied intelligence sources made the document available. Hanoi Frees 3 POWs TOKYO Viet- nam Sunday released three American prisoners of war to their waiting relatives and a U.S. peace group in Hanoi, the Communist Vietnam News Agency (VNA) said. The VNA dispatch, monitored in Tokyo, said "a moving moment followed" when two of the three reunited with members of their families in the downtown ceremony. The report said the prisoners "joyfully greeted" peace com- mittee members David Dellin- ger, Mrs. Cora Weiss, Prince- ton University Prof. Richard AWeekend In Lebanon: Israeli Troops Pull Back By United Press International Israeli forces withdrew from Lebanon Sunday after a week- end sweep of areas believed to be strongholds of Palestinian guerrillas. For the first time Lebanese army forces fought back. Palestinian guerrillas, in ra- dio broadcasts from Damascus and Cairo, claimed the Leba- nese government gave them an ultimatum to leave villages in southern Lebanon. The guerril- Pill Orders Forged, 2 Charged Two persons who allegedly had been passing forged prescriptions in Kinsport for the past two months were arrested this past weekend by city police. Charged are Juanita Mae Reed, Beason Well Rd., and Ronald Ray Meade, 32, Appalachia, Va. Detective Charles Williams said he already has picked up 15 prescriptions passed by the pair at Treasury Drug Center, Greenacres Pharmacy, Greene's Pharmacy, and Revco Drugs. All the orders were for Obedrine L-A, a metham- phetamine, said Williams, who arrested the couple along with Detectives John Colley and Bob Moore. The prescriptions were written on blank pads stolen from the offices of Dr. A. H. Bond in Norton, Va., and Dr. W. A. Davis in Dante, Va., Williams said. The two were arraigned in Kingsport Sessions Court this morning, where bonds of each were set for them. Neither posted it. A preliminary hearing is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Pickets Close Ammo Plant CHATTANOOGA (UPI) Operations at the huge Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant, world's largest supplier of TNT, were suspended today when chemical workers set up picket lines at the plant. A company spokesman said the pickets were members of the International Chemical Workers Union, which Is on strike against Volunteer's sister plant In Charlestown, Ind, The spokesman said there was no strike as such here and the union had merely sent pickets here to demonstrate. las rejected the ultimatum. Lebanese Premier Saeb Sa- lam met with Al Fatah leader Yasser Arafat in Beirut and said reports of the ultimatum were not true. "The utmost we desire is to maintain the un- derstanding with our Palesti- nian brothers, which is in their interest and for the preserva- tion of their legitimate rights and also for the preservation of he said. Israel said three Israeli soldiers were killed and six wounded in the 33-hour attack. It estimated 6 guerrillas were killed and several captured. In Beirut, a Lebanese military spokesman said 61 casualties were reported, including 17 soldiers and eight civilians killed. Dr. Mohammed el-Fahham, the highest spiritual leader in the Moslem world, called for a holy Israel. He added that any at- tempt to liquidate Palestinian guerrillas would be "an unpar- donable crime." In Cairo, the influential editor of the semiofficial newspaper Al Ahram, Mohammed Hassanein Heikal, said the Arab states were in- BobbyBack -With His Old Wreath NEW YORK Fischer, first American to win the world chess championship, flew home Sunday night from Iceland looking rested and happy. Fischer, wearing a plaid summerweight suit, walked briskly from the Icelandic jet to a limousine sent by Mayor John V. Lindsay. To newsmen who shouted questions at him during the brisk 300-yard walk, Fischer said, "It's great to be back in America." Asked what his plans are, he replied, "I'm going to sleep." Asked where, he said, "In a Carrying a dog-eared wreath which was awarded him at the championship chess match, Fischer said he doesn't know whether he will attend the Chess Olympiad which starts Monday in Skoplje, Yugoslavia. Fischer was accompanied on the flight by an Icelandic policeman friend, Sammy Pal- sson; Mrs. Palsson, and Miguel A. Qulnteros, a chess grand master from Argentina. Fischer's second, the Rev. William Lombsrdy, was on hand to greet Fischer. Lorn- hardy said Lindsay had ten- BOBBY FISCHER .manages a smile tatively scheduled a reception for Fischer on Friday. He said chess enthusiasts "are hopeful Bobby will attend the Olympiad, but It will depend on how he feels." He said Fischer has participated in several Olympiads, and may do so again. The champion's departure from Iceland was delayed 30 minutes while Fischer and Palsson drove to the National Museum In Reykjavik so the American could sign the chessboard used in the tour- nament. The chess board was put on display In the museum after the world championship. Falk and The Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr. of Yale University. The three men, all pilots, were Navy Lt. (j.g.) Markham L. Gartley of Dunedin, Fla., captured Aug. 17, 1969; Navy Lt. Norris Alphonzo Charles of San Diego, Calif., captured Dec. 30, 1971, and Air Force Maj. Edward Knight Elias, of Valdosta, Ga., captured April 20. Charles' wife and Gartley's mother accompanied the peace group, called "The Committee of Liaison with the Families of American Servicemen Detained in North to Hanoi to meet the prisoners. VNA said that after the ceremony the pilots, "their families and the peace group drove to the hotel reserved for them." A Columbia Broadcast- ing System (CBS) radio report from Hanoi said the pilots and the visiting American group were expected to take "some tcurs of damaged areas" before returning to the United States. It was not known what route the group would take out of Hanoi, but it was considered likely they would fly to Moscow on the Soviet Aeroflot airline next Saturday through Vien- tiane, Laos. "All the three American fliers, dressed in civilian suits complete with neckties, took turns in voicing their deep gratitude to the people and government of the DRVN (Democratic Republic of Viet- nam) for their humane policy and good treatment during their the agency said. VNA said Gartley "promised that back home he will make every effort to end this war and to get his fellow pilots repatriated." capable of helping Lebanon in fighting off the Israelis. "Not one Arab country during the last hours was capable of extending direct aid to the Lebanese he said. He said the! only objective of pledges of help "was domestic consumption." UPI correspondent Thomas Cheatham, who accompanied the Israeli troops on their foray into Lebanon, said that for the first time Lebanese army forces fought back. "Previous- Cheatham wrote, "Leba- nese troops had stood by and watched as Israeli warplanes, artillery and soldiers attacked many of the estimated guerrillas in the southern part of the country." He said that in several in- stances Lebanese army forces opened fire and in at least one case Israeli troops abandoned their planned route and took another road to avoid a fight with two Lebanese army tanks. Cheatham added that before they left their base in Israel, the troops "got no-nonsense orders: no looting, no in- discriminate shooting, no civilian casualties when they could be avoided." FREE AT LAST Navy Lt. Norris A. Charles, left, hugs his wife and Navy Lt. Markham L. Gartley is reunited with his mother in Hanoi. The two POWs, along with Air Force Major Edward K. Elias, were released by North Vietnam Sunday. Marines Plan Push Beyond Quang Tri SAIGON Viet- namese marines today secured another key sector near the Citadel at reoccupied Quang Tri City, prepared to push further north and said Com- munist resistance was at its lowest point In nearly three months. But other Communist troops launched a wave of attacks against strategic government outposts along the central coast and correspondents were warned it was not advisable to try to reach the area. U.S. warplanes stayed well away from the Hanoi area Sunday because of the release ceremony for three American war prisoners but flew 330 bombing strikes elsewhere across North Vietnam, the U.S. command said. One American jet was shot down by a surface- to-air (SAM) missile and the two crewmen were listed as missing. In a delayed report, the U.S. Command also disclosed the loss Sept. 12 of an Air Force F4 Phantom jet to a North Viet- namese MIG and said both crew members are missing. An American crew downed a MIG over the North Saturday. A spokesman at Quang Tri told UPI correspondent Barney Seibert the North Vietnamese "are badly disorganized" and were putting up only light resistance against advancing government units. But he added the Communists might also be reorganizing in the aftermath of the Quang Tri City defeat. In Da Nang, South Vietnam's second largest city, 260 miles north of Saigon, government spokesmen said terrorists Sun- day night pitched grenades into the Tinh Hoi Quang Nam pagoda and a cafeteria, killing five civilians and wounding 15 others. The American sergeant was killed when his South Vietna- mese unit was bombarded near Mo Due district capital, eight miles south of Quang Ngai City, a province capital 318 miles northeast of Saigon. Communist units late Satur- day shelled a South Viet- namese ranger position near the central coast district town of Ba To in Quang Ngal Province with 130mm artillery and 122mm rockets. It was the first report of the big field guns that far south. An OV10 Bronco observation plane was shot down near Mo Due, the U.S. command said. One crewman was wounded but both managed to parachute to safety. A helicopter picked up one crewman but an OH6 observation helicopter trying to rescue the second man "experienced difficulty" and crashed, the command said. The two helicopter crewmen and the other Bronco flier were rescued by another helicopter. North Vietnamese comman- dos blew up three bridges between Mo Due and Due Pho seven miles to the south Sunday, field reports said. At Due Pho, military sources said Communists staged "attacks like rainstorms" on a pair of regional forces outposts but there were no reports of casualties. South Vietnamese military spokesmen said today govern- ment paratroopers had pushed across the Thach Han River north of Quang Tri City, 435 miles north of Saigon, in their northernmost drive since the More On Page 8, Col. 1 Accidents Leave Three Dead On Area Highways Two pedestrians and one driver were killed In area high- way accidents during the weekend, The dead were: Charles Albert Wllcox, 46, Route 1, Blountvllle, who was struck by an automobile while walking along the Gate City-Bristol Highway Saturday night, Myrtle Thomas, 72, of Bristol, Va., who was hit by an automobile Friday night as she was attempting to cross a street in downtown Bristol. Randy Alan Campbell, 17, of Route 6, Johnson City, who died when the automblle he was driving smashed into a power pole near Watauga Friday night. Virginia State Police said Wllcox was walking along State Route 58 (Gate City- Bristol Highway) around p.m. Saturday, when he was hit by a car driven by Dan Wesley (no age or address listed.) Wilcox, a former Washington County resident who had recently moved to Blountville, had apparently just left a grocery store and was walking home when the accident oc- curred. His body was found over an embankment, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Wllcox Is survived by five sisters, Miss Mnzlc Wllcox and More On Page 6, Col. 1 UGANDA: Invaders Routed, Bombed KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda said today it had routed an invading force of exiles from Tanzania and that its bombers had struck at their base in the neighboring country. (A Dar-Es-Salaam dispatch said one of two planes believed to be Ugandan hit the Tanzanian town of Bukova on Lake Victoria 20 miles south of the Uganda border and that unconfirmed reports said four persons were killed.) A military spokesman in Kampala said Ugandan tanks, in- fantry and paratroopers, supported by its small air force and navy, had retaken three towns overrun by the invaders Sunday night and driven the attackers off from the administrative center of Mbarara, 160 miles southwest of here. He said casualty figures by mid-day were 200 enemy troops killed, including three identified as Israelis, with nine Ugandan soldiers killed. (In Dar-Es-Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, an army source said troops had been moved to the Ugandan border with instructions not to provoke any incidents or cross Into Uganda.) The Ugandan spokesman said air force planes had bombed enemy positions In the northwest Tanzanian town of Bukoba, 20 miles south of the Uganda border on the shores of Lake Victoria. All planes had returned safely, he said. Ugandan President Idi Amln, in his first public comment today on the fighting, said Britain was planning to send troops to Uganda to fight alongside the estimated invaders who he said crossed the border from Tanzania early Sunday. The Foreign Office in London denied the charge. Radio Uganda, which broadcast the president's statement, today said the invaders had been identified as Ugandan exiles who fled the country when Amln deposed Milton Obote as president 20 months ago. Previously the radio said the attackers were Tanzanlans. The radio said one of the main goals of the invasion was to halt the expulsion of Asians from Uganda. But a government spokesman said the expulsion flights, the first of which reached Britain today, were going ahead as scheduled. The Ugandan announcement said: "The enemy troops who are on the retreat have been surrounded by the air and seaborne and Simba (Lion) battalions." The Simba battalion is bassd at Mbarara. Tanzania, which Includes the Island of Zanzibar, lies on the East coast of Africa. To the north across Lake Victoria lies the much smaller, landlocked nation of Uganda. They have a narrow frontier west of the lake although Kenya and the tiny state of Rwanda separate most of the two countries. The towns reported recaptured were Kyotera and Kalisizo, both of which lie south of Masaka, BO niles west of here. But fighting was still reported in the areas as well as in Mutukula, near the border. Radio Uganda said Amln had received an offer of aid from Libya to repel the invaders. It said he told the Libyan Charge d'Affaires here today that Britain and Tanzania wanted Obote restored to power so the ex-president could halt the expulsion of Asians. More On Page 6, Col. 1 RWANDA I; Here's route invasion took, Uganda says. Millye Sewer Plan Ruling Set Tuesday A decision whether to run a sanitary sewer line from North and South Morgan Street into the Millye Street pumping station or install a separate pumping station at an added cost estimated at faces the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night. The council has put off the decision twice already. Engineers have advised it that improvements already made or planned will make it im- possible for another flash flood to knock the Millye Street pumps out again and that the system, which now serves about 900 connections, Is capable of handling Still there's a nagging doubt on the part of council members and an outspoken one from residents of the area that was indunated by the flash flood of Aug. 2 that any more sewage should be directed Into the pumping station that failed them. Among other matters ex- pected to be on the agenda of the Tuesday night council meeting are: reading of an or- dinance annexing to the city a 15-foot alley adjoining the Trammel Construction Company's 200-unit apartment house project on Mimosa Drive north of Stone Drive. Also second reading of companion ordinances establishing the zoning of the annexed area as R-4 apartments and rezoning an additional area from R-2 single family residential to R-4 for expansion of the project site. The alley will form part of the right of way for a street to provide access to the new apartments. reading of an or- dinance rezoning an area between Konnarock Road and Dewcy Avenue from R-2 to R-4 to permit erection of an apartment house that will replace an existing single family residence. WEATHER Cloudy and mild today and tonight with a chance of ibowers and thundershoweri thli afternoon and early tonight. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and warmer. High today, near N; low tonight, upper DO's; high tomorrow, mid M's. Probability of measurable precipitation today and tonight Is 50 per cent. High yesterday, 75; low this morning, 64.   

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