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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - July 4, 1972, Charleston, West Virginia THE WEATHER CLOUDY tonight, thunder- storms likely, low ;n low cloudy' of rain 70s WeK' JU upper Details on Page 8A VOLUME 159, NO. 3 ftoubfton in JBail FINAL it EDITION CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1972 Paratroopers Push To Edge Of Quang Tri TEN CENTS "l xx Xs _. V SAIGON (AP) South Vietnamese paratroopers drove to the southwestern edge of Quang Tri City to- day in a lightning assault against North Vietnamese troops manning defensive strongpoints, military sources said. Several hundred troops with U. S. advisers made the attack, killing at least 20 North Vietnamese and recapturing 12 artillery pieces lost in earlier fight- ing. At nightfall, the South Vietnamese were reported occupying positions about half a mile from the center of the provincial capital which the North Vietna- mese captured May 1. Government spokesmen in Saigon claimed the re- capture of two district headquarters: Mai L i n h, 1.2 mil'cs southeast of Quang Tri, and Hai Lang, six miles southwest of the capital. It was the first recapture of any of the 14 district towns lost to the SECRET TALKS Koreas Eye Unification SEOUL South and North Korea announced to their surprised citizens today they have agreed in high-level secret meetings to set up machinery to work for unification of the long-divided peninsula. Simultaneous announcements in Seoul, the South Korean cap- ital, and Pyongyang, capital of Communist North Korea, said a new accord provides for a telephone hotline between the two cities to prevent accidental war and for a joint political com- mittee to open exchanges in many fields and to promote unification of North and South through peaceful means with- out outside interference. The two governments also agreed to refrain from armed provocations and. from slan- dering or defaming each other and to avoid accidental mili- tary incidents. lire agreements were reached at meetings in Pyongyang May 2-5 and Seoul May 29- June 1. The top leaders, South Kore- an President Chung Hee Park and North Korean Premier and Communist party chief Kirn II Sung participated in the talks in their respective capitals, the announcement said. It was the first such contact reported between North and South Korea since before the 1950-53 Korean War that took 2 million lives, including 246 Americans fighting for the South. The three-year conflict ended in an armistice July 28, 1953, and the two Koreas are still officially at war, with even mail exchange cut off. Korea, a Japanese colony from 1910 through World War II, was divided into U.S.- and Soviet occupation zones after the defeat of Japan. The zones became separate republics in 1948. The South Korean negotiator in the talks was Lee Hu-rak, director of the central intelli- gence agency. In Pyongyang, he met with Kim Youngjoo, director of the North Korean government's organization and guidance department and younger brother of Premier Kim. North Korea's second deputy premier Park Sungch- ul, came to Seoul for the talks here. Lee and Kim Young-joo are to be co-chairmen of the new "SouthrNorth Coordinating Committee" that will start ne- gotiations for peaceful unifica- tion and promote exchanges in various fields. The date of its first meeting was not an- nounced. Lee told newsmen: "This is only the beginning we now enter confrontation with dia- logue. In the past we had confrontation without dia- logue." He said Seoul pro- posed the talks after conclud- ing that North Korea was set for a military invasion. The United States and Japan issued statements saying Seoul had informed them of the developments and they ap- proved of them. State Depart- ment press officer Charles W. Bray said in the agreement was "most encour- aging." The Japanese foreign ministry spokesman praised "the courage and leadership of the two Korean govern- ments" and expressed hope they will settle their differ- ences. Viet War Opponents To Lobby In Miami TORONTO Ml Opponents of the Vietnam war decided Monday to lobby at the Dem- ocratic convention in Miami for amnesty for draft evaders and deserters. The conference was organ- ized by Amex-Canada, a mag- azine published by draft evad- ers and deserters living in Canada. North Vietnamese in their three-month-old offensive, The marines on the eastern flank of the Saigon drive to recapture Quang Tri were reported within four miles of the city, and marine officers said their men could be in Quang Tri tomorrow if ordered to go. However, there were signs of stiffening North Vietnamese resistance around the town. Field commanders reported en- countering (the first bunk- _ ers of what was believed to be a heavy line of fortifica- tions. Spokesmen in Saigon said 93 North Vietnamese were killed in the fighting today, 59 in clashes with the marines and 34 in a battle with the paratroop- ers. Air strikes accounted for many of the dead. The lead battalion of para- troopers fought its first siza- ble battle on Monday, taking on an estimated North Viet- namese battalion in a bunker line at La Vang. Furrow said the South Vietnamese killed 23 enemy, captured eight trucks and recaptured one 105mm howitzer and two 155mm how- itzers the North Vietnamese had been using. U.S. jets knocked out two 130mm artillery pieces and five trucks on the western flank of the advance. Furrow said his troops had captured six North Vietnam- ese who reported their officers abandoned them after a large number of B52 strikes. "They said their officers just ran away, back up said Furrow. Behind the front lines, offi- cers said government troops had finished mopping up small groups of North Viet- namese soldiers who had been "overlooked" in the rapid South Vietnamese advance. Hundreds of refugees from areas liberated by the -South Vietnamese made their way south on Highway 1. They gathered at Phong Bien, 20 miles north of Hue, where buses and trucks picked them up and took them to Hue. South Vietnamese marines were pushing toward Quang Tri from the east and were reported within four miles of the city. Government spokesmen said Saigon's forces also killed nearly 200 North Vietnamese in fighting south of Quang Tri City and west of Hue. Hue, 30 miles south of the forces advancing on Quang Tri, was hit by North Viet- namese artillery fire for the third day in a row. Four 122mm rounds crashed into the city about 7 a.m. and destroyed two houses, killing one civilian and wounding four. South Vietnamese officers and their U.S. advisers are trying to locate the long-range gun firing on Hue from the moun- tains to the west. Since Sun- day it has pumped more than 100 shells into the city, killing 13 persons and wounding near- ly 60. About more shells bat- tered South Vietnamese infan- try positions southwest of Hue. officials said, and one barrage was followed by a ground attack. Casualties to- taled 46 North Vietnamese and seven South Vietnamese killed and 17 South Vietnam- ese wounded, the officials said. More than 200 Communist SHE'S A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY This is our Fourth of July Queen and we're real proud of her. She is Sherry Ann Burdett, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Fred L. Burdett of Hinton Terrace, Charles- ton. As you can see, she's ready for the festivities to begin with flag, drippy ice cream, and a straw hat that used to be the rage when people really celebrated Independence Day. Daily Mail Photographer Earl Ben- ton had to borrow this one from Dr. Howard A. Swart HOT DOG! DELEGATES CAN RELISH PRICES MIAMI BEACH, Fla. on The Internal Revenue Service is joining three agencies in a campaign to make sure prices of food and lodging stay within reasonable limits during the Democratic and Republican national conven- tions. IRS spokesman Holger Euringer said South Florida hotel and motel operators have been sent warnings that they may not charge higher winter rates during summer months. Meanwhile, the Florida Hotel and Restaurant Commis- sion, the Miami Beach Tourist Development Authority and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce have an- nounced they are setting up special phone lines to receive complaints of price gouging. When the Republicans held their convention here in 1968, hot dogs reportedly sold for When the Democrats convene next Monday, a hot dog will cost 35 cents inside Convention Hall. City Bank Robber Captured Quickly ARC GRANT City May Get Million For Trash-To-Gas Plant See VIET, Pg. 8A, Col. 3 CHARLEY WEST SAYS: THE KISSING GENERALS WASHINGTON E. Ann Hoefly, the Air Force's chief nurse, gets a kiss from Gen. Alonzo Towner, the Air Force's surgeon general, after being promoted to the rank of general. She is the first woman in the Air Force medical service to reach the general officer Wirephoto. Charleston National expected some fireworks thh holiday weekend hut not from Hint hank robber. By LARRY MAYNOR Of The Daily Mail Staff "This is a holdup. Give me all of your money. Don't make a move or you are dead." On that command, Mrs. John Paul Rock of Eureka Road, emptied her cash draw- er at the Charleston National Bank and the holdup man walked quickly away with stuffed in his pockets Monday evening. Within 10 minutes city po- licemen Bill Allen, J. L. John- son and H. B. Heard -had a suspect cornered on Hale Street a short distance from the bank. Wilbert Peoples, 23, of 2001 Male Court was arrest- ed. He offered no resistance. Peoples is being held in the Kanawha County Jail, pending a preliminary hearing tomor- row on a charge of armed' robbery. The bold daylight robbery was the first in the Charleston area in about 30 years. City detectives Adrian McGinnis and Lowell Shamblen said to- day the last bank robbery they can remember occurred at a South Charleston bank jri 1942. The robbery took place at approximately p .m., about an hour before Charles- ton National was scheduled to close. Mrs. Rock said the man stood in line briefly at her window before telling her: "My dad sent, and handing her the note. "I told him I didn't have a WILBERT PEOPLES Armed Robhery Suspect bag at my window but that I would get Mrs. Rock said. "But he said don't move or press any buttons. If you do, remember you will be dead before me." Mrs. Rock said the man showed her a gun that was tucked inside his belt. After taking the money she had in her cash drawer the suspect, according to Mrs. Hock, told her to give him five minutes to got out of the bank. "I believed he would shoot. .she said today. "Anyone thai would rob a bank -Sec BANK, Pg. 8A. Col. 7 By JACK SEAMONDS Of The Dally Mail Staff Charleston is expected to. re- ceive a million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission through Gov. Arch Moore for an experiment to turn trash into natural gas, the Daily Mail has learned. The grant, subject of meet- ings between Gov. Moore and city officials, would be applied towards a gas plant utilizing a process developed by Dr. Ri- chard Bailie, a professor of chemical engineering at West 1 Virginia University. Sources in City Hall termed the grant a "virtual necessi- ty" for the total funding pack- age to be obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protec- tion Agency. Final application to EPA is due July 15. The sources explained that EPA has a total of about million to fund such projects, and the agency intends to sub- sidize two to four of the plant proposals. ON INSIDE PAGES Page Astrological 4B Bridge 12B Classified 8B Comics GB Crossword 6B Dear Abby 14A Editorials................ 6A Jumble.................. 6B My Answer 2A Obituaries ISA Sports IB Senior Forum 5B Theaters 4B TV 4B Johnny Wonder's 6B Women's JlA Weather 8A Your Good Health 5B Thus, with the million from the ARC, million from the EPA and the million to the required city share of the pro- gram, chances of the Charles- ton application being accepted would be improved. Joe F. Smtih, chairman of the finance committee of City Council, told a council meet- ing Monday night the ARC grant is part of the overall plan for the trash-to-gas plant. Smith presented a commit- tee resolution to council rec- ommending Charleston enter an agreement with the pro- posed plant to dispose of the city's solid 140 tons the trash-to-gas process. Technically, the trash would be rapidly burned without ox- ygen at high temperatures. The "quick burning" process releases "low heat" gases such as carbon monoxide, methane, and hydrogen. The "low heat" gases would then be sold either to industrial or utility customers. Cost to the city for this' method of disposing Charles- ton's solid waste will be about per ton per day the agreement specifies. Presently, Charleston pays about per ton per day for disposal of solid waste, City Manager Don Richardson told council. Richardson emphasized the regional impact and scope of the project, adding that simi- lar legal commitments for solid waste would be needed from governmental bodies in the four county Region III agency, the Regional Inter- governmental Council A meeting of RIC is sched- uled Wednesday night on those legal commitments. Some 23 communities in Ka- nawha, Putnam, Clay and Boone counties would partici- pate in the proposal, formally titled the West Virginia Re- gional Resource Center. The resolution was 'adopted by council after brief discus- sion. Richardson told council nine other cities would submit final applications for the dem- onstration grant, and if Charleston's is accepted, the plant would be completed in about two and one-half years. The plant would require about five acres of property, and Richardson said because of Charleston's centralized lo- cation in the region, the plant would probably be located within the city limits. In other business, council See GRANT, Pg. 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