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Argus (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Fremont, California Reds said Rushing reserves to bolster decimated ranks Saigon . Intelligence sources Laid Satur Day the communists suffered such severe tosses at Quang Tri they were being forced to Send in one or two divisions from North Vietnam to re place them and were calling Back reserves from Laos. There was no estimate of the actual number of dead but the sources Basing their information on monitored radio broadcasts and prisoner interrogations said two North vietnamese divisions of men were so severely mauled they were being consolidated into one. The . And South Viet namese commands reported a series of major clashes Fri Day and saturday ranging from the outskirts of Hue to the Central Highlands in 648 North vietnamese and Viet Cong were reported wiled at a Cost of 40 Arvn dead and 143 wounded. One . Adviser was killed near i Plesku. About 100" South vietnamese were killed or wounded in one of the actions the . Command reported the loss of four More aircraft in South Vietnam including a c130 transport and a second ac119 spectre at embattled an Loc 60 Miles North of Sai gon with loss of nine men. But it reported five Ameri cans believed killed two weeks ago in the fiery crash of their helicopter in the Cen trial Highlands had been found Alho. All had been Given up the communist vietnamese news Agency in a broadcast monitored in Tokyo said . Planes killed and wounded Many civil ians in a bombing attack on Nam Dinh City 50 mites South of Hanoi in North Vietnam. Paris the North Viet namese said u. S. War plans were shot Down Over North Vietnam and six u. 6. Ships were damaged off the North vietnamese coast in the last three Days. There were these major military actions in Indochina on the eve of the -18th anniversary of the French defeat at Dien Bien All communist infiltrators flit the cambodian capital of phenom penh with 115 mortar and rocket shells during the night killing 28 persons and w o u n d i n g 136. Cambodian paratroops and tanks battled throughout the Day on the Southern Edge of phenom penh about 100 communist sappers some of them women who were trapped while trying to blow up a major Bridge leading to Highway 1. North vietnamese com Mandos smashed into an in p o r t a n t government base fire base 42, just six Miles North of the Central High lands capital of Plesku and killed or wounded More than 100 government troops and killed one adviser. A spokesman said 36 guerrillas killed. Government sources re ported 75 communists slain Friday in a Cash Oil Highway 14 nine Miles South of Korntum with loss of 9 Arvn troops killed and 37 wounded a Force of South Vietnam Ese paratroopers has been at tempting to Clear the 30-mite stretch Between Plesku and Korntum but so far they have been Able to open the High Way Only at night. Fighting broke out around due Thanh a District town 34 Miles Southeast of Saigon and a spokesman said at least 142 guerrillas were killed and that the defending militiamen suffered 16 dead and 5 wounded. The communists also blew up a Bridge 18 Miles Southwest of Saigon the Argus vol. Xii no. 14 a consolidation and continuation of the news Register , California. Sunday. May 7, 1972 20 cents nth or my Cirini 98 smoking machine Demosi nitrates first step Jerry Raber of second Chance leaps from plane Ecith sky pirate escapes in Jungle on tobacco Yoro Honduras Man described As in his mid 40s and believed to be a for Mer War Pilot parachuted from an Eastern air lines Jet into a Honduras Jungle in. Central America saturday with he extorted during a 20-hour Jong hijacking. T h e s k y pirate who launched his plot by taking Over an Eastern Airliner on a Domestic . Flight Friday jumped from the 727 Jet shortly before Dawn near this isolated Mountain Village about Miles South of new Orleans. Honduran Federal Polke immediately. Organized a Man Hunt and sent search teams into the Jungle. It u a Savage Region that still holds some completely primitive Indian tribal Vil one of the government searchers said. And if he has Wilh him it will not be hard to find people to hide a Crew me Triber James conf tone said the Hijacker said he was dying of cancer. He said he if the plane crashed because he had Only six months Confalone said. Stewardess Madeleine will it said the Man spoke eng Lish without an accent but he looked latin meanwhile another Hijacker a Long haired youth who said president Nixon be assassinated if american bombing in. Viet Nam continued diverted a Western airlines Jet to Havana saturday. The youth armed with a pistol seized a Salt Lake City to los Angeles Light Friday and first demanded he be flown to Hanoi. He later settled for Cuba and the plane landed in Havana at . Not. It later was released by cuban authorities and flew to Miami. The parachutist armed with a gun and a Satchel he said was full of explosives forced the 727 with a Crew of six to Central Ameri can from new Orleans where he had exchanged the original hijacked aircraft. Forty eight passengers and one shaken stewardess were released ear Lier in Washington. He evidently studied our flight said Robert Martin an Eastern spokes Man. He was supposedly a Pilot in the Vietnam War. He had flown and knew All about the Hijacker described by passengers As White in his mid-403, 5-foot-s and weighing about 160 pounds boarded Eastern flight 170 in Allen town a. He ordered the plane which was Croute to Miami with a Stop scheduled at the Washington National Airport to Dulles Airport near Washington . In Rural Virginia where he picked up in Ransom. Dis satisfy with the Small Uwe Bills he. Demanded and Bill substitutes. Eastern officials sent planes to new York and Miami to pick up the Large Bills from Banks. A plane also was sent to Richmond va., site of the Federal Reserve Bank. Eastern said the Hijacker kept of the original Money and the airline handed Over after he re turned the same amount of original Money. From Dulles the hijacked plane and its original Crew flew to new Orleans. The hijacked Craft was followed by another Jet carrying Federal agents armed with High pow ered rifles. By Meg Fletcher pint of two arts let Newark the wrinkled nose old All. The 11-year-old Brunette with the serious eyes sniffed in disgust the plastic bag of cigarette residual. She gingerly passed it on to the boy next to her who squished the dark molasses like contents that fill a smoker s lungs. The sixth graders at John f. Kennedy Elemen tary school were examining a facsimile of a Lur j which be came clouded with tar and nicotine after several puffs Ca a cigarette by a smoking machine demonstrated a drug information session by mrs. Jerry Haber a coun Selor with the second Chance Community counselling Cen Ter. A person who smokes one pack of cigarettes each Day accumulated the. Quart of the residue in his lungs each mrs. Klaber told the students add ing thai every Rob 5 a person of about 14 imn trus of life. Took five Jules for the class of -20 to name tobacco As the Coji Ihry would probably of offered by friends Al hopi us

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