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•Fie State Sale* Tai 15c DAILY 25c SUNDAYTurks Seize Corridor to Cypriot Capital
By FRANK N. HAWKINS Jr.
Associated Press Writer
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Invading Turkish forces swiftly seized control Saturday of a 10-mile-long corridor from the north coast of Cyprus to the island’s capital of Nicosia.
Bloody fighting raged most of the day and was particularly heavy between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities in Nicosia.
“Waves of airborne troops from Turkey continued to land” on the island, U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim told the Security Council in New York.
However, U.S. military sources in Washington said the original force had not been followed by any large scale reinforcement to the original Turkish force, estimated at 5.000, which swept onto the northern coast of Cyprus early Saturday. Several hundred paratroopers landed in Turkish strongholds of Nicosia.
Near the port of Limassol, Turkish Cypriot fighters requested U.N. forces to supervise their surrender to the national guard led by Greek officers, Waldheim said.
In the early hours of the attack, Nicosia shook with the
sounds of bombing and the scream of Turkish F4 Phantom jets overhead being fired at by antiaircraft guns. The jets struck at Greek Cypriot positions. From the top of a six-story building in the city, fires could be seen in at least IO areas.
Waldheim said “Turkish air attacks on the Nicosia airport and other targets in Nicosia’’ were continuing.
The Security Council appealed unanimously late Saturday for a general cease-fire. A cease-fire between the two opposing communities in Nicosia was arranged Saturday af
ternoon by U.N. peacekeeping forces, but broke down after 2y2 hours.
Meanwhile in Greece, a general mobilization was ordered, thousands of reservists reported for duty, and the Athens airport was closed to all but a few flights. Greek troops moved toward the Turkish border but there were no reports of any crossings.
The Security Council appeal called for a general cease-fire, peace talks and withdrawal of the Greek officers who led the Cypriot national guard in the coup that overthrew President Makarios on Monday.
JOHN M. DOAR
after giving impeachment summation
Boars Efforts Reported 'Effective'
W ASHINGTON (AP) -Special Counsel John Doar presented evidence for President Nixon's impeachment that he called “substantial and persuasive” to the House Judiciary Committee on Saturday.
One member apparently persuaded by Doar’s presentation was Rep. George Danielson, 1>-Calif., who emerged from the closed-door briefing to say, “I have no choice but lo vote for impeachment.” Other members withheld
comment on the vote they will cast in about a week, but theie was general agreement that Doar and Minority Counsel Albeit Jenner had put together an impressive documentary case.
“I think it is a very effective job they’ have done so far,” said Hep. William Cohen, R-Maine, one of a half-doz-e n committee Republicans who say they have not yet decided how to vote.
Rep. David Dennis, R-lnd..
a strong defender of Nixon, called Doar “a very effective advocate.”
At the same time, the President's staff made public a legal brief in which presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair sought to refute in detail a broad range of charges against Nixon.
A major part of it dealt with the questions of payments to W atergate defendant E. Howard Hunt Jr.
It cited an often-quoted re-
Fisher County Voters Give Approval for Hospital Bonds
ROTAN—Fisher Count) voters gave the go-ahead on construction of a new district hospital when they approved 4-1 a $750,000 supplementary bond issue Saturday.
Unofficial returns showed that of the total 1,164 ballots cast taxpayers voted 881-222 in favor of the bond issue, while
non-taxpayers 'oted 59 for, and two against.
In 1973 county voters overwhelmingly approved a $1.5 million bond issue for the proposed hospital and again to created the hospital district.
But since then, construction costs have soared, inflating
Voters Okay Bond Issue in Westbrook
WESTBROOK -Voters here approved a $400,000 bond issue Saturday for a new construction and remodeling at Westbrook High School School Supt. L. M. Dawson said taxpayers voted 79-17 in favor of the bond issue, while non-taxpayers voted 13 for, none against.
Included in the bond issue were proposals for a new auditorium and an office workspace addition, as well as plans for remodeling the pre
sent school building, installing new ceilings and carpet and possibly building tennis courts.
One school board member had explained earlier that the bond issue would not increase taxes, because the district cur-recently collects 35 cents per $100 of assessed value for bonded indebtedness.
The schedule for paying off the proposed bonds would be about $40,000 per year for 9'2 years.
the original estimates for the hospital.
Ralph Ammons of Rob), chairman of the hospital board, had said at that time, that most contractors were submitting bids $20 higher per square foot of hospital building space than when plans for the hospital were made last year.
Jim McCallay of Rotan, hospital administrator, said, “I imagine invitations for bid* will go out Monday. But I would guess it would take ai least 30 days to get all the bids in.”
Previously, the board had planned to open bids July 25 and sign the contract about Aug. 15.
Had the bond issue failed, the new hospital project would have been shelved. Also, the old Callan Hospital, which the district is operating on an interim basis until the proposed new hospital is built, would have been closed.
Construction site for the new hospital is about one and one-fourth miles south of Rotan on State Highway 70 to Rob)
mark by Nixon telling John
W. Dean III: “Well .for C.....
sakes, get it....” St. Clair argued this quote “obviously refers to Dean's suggestion that Hunt should be given some ‘signal’ and not money
“Significantly, at no point in his testimony, either before the Senate Select Committee or before the grand jury did even John Dean accuse the President of having authorized any payments to Hunt. Dean testified: ‘The money matter was left very much hanging at that meeting. Nothing was resolved.’”
At the Judiciary hearing, members said Doar picked up where he left off Friday with a recital of events that he said placed Nixon in the center of a White House-directed plan to conceal the involvement of presidential aides in the Watergate cover-up.
“With respect to the plan,” a transcript of Doar’s opening remarks Friday shows him saying. “I say that decision came directly from the President or was implemented
see DOAR, Pg. MA, Col. 5
Waldheim declared: “We
are faced with an appalling and extremely serious situation. With the arrival of Turkish forces, the fighting on Cy
prus has reached a new lev el of violence arid bitterness.”
In a television speech to the Greek Cypriot community .Satilla) night. Nikos Sampson.
new president installed by the military regime, claimed the Cyprus government, people
See C YPRUS, Pg. 14A, Col. I
Kissinger Hopeful Turkey Will Talk
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif (AP) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger expressed optimism Saturday that the Turkish government will agree to join in negotiating sessions in London with Greek officials to settle the Cyprus crisis.
He reported thai Greece was prepared to accept negotiation if there is a cease-fire on the island.
The road to negotiation is open, Kissinger said. and has lite support of the United States and the European community.
Kissinger voiced public assurances that there was no question of any confrontation with the Soviet Union in the area and that Soviet actions have been low-key and unprovocative.
With Under Secretary of State Joseph L. Sisco shuttling between Athens and Ankara. Kissinger said the United States was doing its utmost to promote immediate negotiations to end the Cyprus conflict. The secretary of state spoke at a news conference at the Western White House.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon alerted an 800-man Army paratroop battalion in Italy as about a dozen U.S. warships, includingt he carrier Forres-tal, steamed toward Cyprus to evacuate Americans if necessary.
The two actions were de scribed as “prudent, precautionary measures” in case evacuation is required. They said there is no intention to intervene militarily between Greeks and Turks
Affected by the aieil wa^ the 1st Battalion 509th Infantry, at Vicenza, Italy. “The unit has not moved and has no orders to move,” the Pentagon said. “It is simply rn a higher state of readiness than normal.”
Secretary of Defense James Pi. Schlesinger monitored the .situation in the Pentagon Command Center and the Joint Chiefs of Staff met to review the situation.
But no major alerts were ordered for U.S. forces, and Pentagon officials did not appear worried by what they had earlier reported to be an alert of seven Soviet airborne diVI
TI RRS TAKE C YPRUS TERRITORY darkened area represents 10-mile corridor
sions. I he Soviet official news agency Tass later denied there was any alert of Soviet troops
\t the Pentagon the ’ alert” was regarded as a ploy de signed to underscore Russian diplomatic support for the Turks
Unlike last fall’s Soviet air-liorne uleit during the Arab-Is raeli war, there was no en deuce of ain overt Soviet
threat to intervene. Official! noted no signs that the Russians were mustering tran> port planes to carry their paratroopers anywise. Pentagon sources said the S(j\jet fleet in the Mediterranean was operating in a normal manner. Some Russian naval vessels were south of Cyprus, but not close to the island, they said.
Amnesia Victim Fails To Recognize Wife
BANGOR. Maine (AP Amnesia victim Robert t onneau and his wife weir reunited Saturday, but the meeting apparently failed lo spark any sign of memory’ in the 42-year-old Canadian resident.
Authorities in Canada said Cornea us car veered off a road along the Shaidic River in his home town of Moncton .WB., on June 28. Police dragged the river, but could not find his body.
Several days later, accord mg to police here, t umeau found himself in Bangor. Ile had no idea how he got here and spent two weeks in a rent-
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cd I’oom Irving to regain his identity.
His case came to the audition of Bangor police through a priest, who said Comeau had come up to him after mass last Saturday to explain his plight.
The following day. Uonieau was admitted to the Easter Maine Medical Center for physical and psychological le>ts. The hospital said that a^ide from his amnesia, doctors found nothing unusual about the man.
Detective Thomas Landers said the man sintered almost total loss of memory, but thought his name was either Robert Cameron or Robert Corneum He had no personal belongings except a watch, some keys, a sweater and a few pairs of socks.
(omeau’s wife was contacted bv Hie Royal Cana dian Mounted Police, who spotted his name on a missing persons list. Saturday, she aimed at the hospital to make a final identification of her husband.
Landers sjid that “for a1! practical purposes, we v e dosed the case here. We lust don't have any place to go
Ile said that Comeau and his wife apparently would go home. *1 guess they just have to pick up and go on.” the detective said. “He's going to be arriving back in his home town not knowing anybody, and he has lived there all his life.''
Aussie Claims He Saw Six Cis Killed
He Alleges New Zealanders 'Carved Them Up'
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — A former Australian soldier claimed on Saturday that he and five other Australians watched New Zealand troops kill six American soldiers in Vietnam.
He made his allegation in an interview with the Sydney >unday Telegraph.
It followed an anonymous confession last week in a radio talk show in New Zealand
from one of the New Zealanders allegedly involved in the shooting.
The New Zealand defense department has begun a to level investigation into th claim which it says it belier is genuine.
The anonymous New Ze lander said that he and thro others shot and killed the sr \mencans they found K.pin
and torturing Vietnamese Mi* lagers.
The Australian soldier said he and the five others were on a jungle patrol when they heard Hie gunfire.
He said that, hidden by pees, they watched the New flanders and the Ameri-ans firing at each other.
He said: “The New Zealand's carved them up. It iloodv murder. One of our olokes was sick. We were
afraid tile New Zealanders would turn on us."
He said the Australians had never reported the incident because they feared they could be charged with complicity in murder.
Ile told the Sunday Telegraph he made the disclosure now to confirm the New Zealand report and also to clear up any suspicion that Australians were implicated.