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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - October 28, 1968, Charleston, West Virginia JHt WBATHSR (Sfonrfegton FINAL EDITION VQiUMg 131-NQ. 102 CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY EVENING, OaOBER 21, 1968 TEN CENTS LONDON ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATOR DEMONSTRATES U.S. Ship Flees China Gunboats Firing Rockets HONG KONG w Two Com- munist Chinese gunboats circled and then fired three warning flms across the bow of a U.S. freighter off Chinese-held islands near Hong Kong today. U.S. consulate officials idcnti- shells into the guns, but thank God they did not fire on us." Consulate official.-, said an in- vestigation was under way and that Hodden's account of the in- The Communist gunboats did not give chase. The freighter anchored only briefly in Hong Kong harbor, took on some provisions, and sailed MB taim frora: cident would be made avail- before the incident became able pending that investigation, i known. Other sources, however, saidl The consulate listed its cap- le Thunderhead slowed only I tain as R. A. Sodden. Shipping briefly when the gunboats cir- reference books list the Thunder- 'cled- tnen Pickeu UP 8Peed head as owned by the Bat- tery steamsWP Corp. and reg- listered out of Ve Lema Islands group, about 25 miles south of Hong Kong, when the two Communist gunboats sped up, crossed the Thunder- lead's bow, circled her and fired the warning flares. "There was some confusion SOUTH VIETS TAKE TOLL Red Unit Blunted In Ben Cat March Czechs Show Patriotism By Marches How to flatfoot a London bobby could be the caption for this picture of a demonstrator kicking a police- man after violence broke out during anti-Vietnam war demonstration near the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London, over the weekend. AP Wirephoto. LATE BULLETINS TOKYO A mild earthquake shook Tokyo and central _________________________ Japan just before midnight Monday night, the Central Meteor- about exactly what the flares! ologk-al Agency Said. There were no reports of damage Seaman Frank Greene) casualties, was quoted as saying, "but ap- parently they wanted US to stop: PARIS in Homemade bombs exploded today in front of we did not do." three buildings owned by the Citroen Automobile Co. No one Frank said the gunboats bore was iajared bit there was ceasideraMe damage. It was tbongnt the numbers 3471 and 3451. tie attacks might be ta pretest agaiist the that Another crewman, Engine Wip- er Bernie Freehold, was quoted as saying fee gunboats "swivel- led their guns and aimed themj straight at us. I saw them shove JFK MEMORIAL SPLIT PRAGUE (AP) Thou- SAIGON South Vietnamese infantrymen smashed into troops from a veteran North Vietnamese regiment that spear- beaded two offensives on Saigon this year, government military. g a n d s of Czechoslovaks headquarters announced today 'marched' in Prague today in. A government spokesman said 32 soldiers from North v'et-, ,ri ti demonstrations with1 nam's Dong Nai Regiment were killed and 13 others captured in heavy fighting Sunday 24 miles north of Saigon. The prison- h P er. included a Uttalion deputy commander company "Wi mander, the spokeanu. said. a on tb. U, 8. London Protestors Held Short Of Riot LONDON un Police on Sunday contained and controlled The South Vietnamese troops also seized 21 weapons in the i up two tar shells, bazooka-type rockets and grenades. Six South Vietnamese were reported killed and 20 wounded. HANOI DENIES BOMBING END CONCESSIONS marched It was the fust time a sizablclpraen of the Dong Nai Regiment been in action since 5. when the regiment was nut chanting to the gates, of IP'S presirientlnl rastlp "Rus 'Better dead later go home' than the Mn 1 i renjilnii
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