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Arkansas City Traveler (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Arkansas City, Kansas Price in City to cents priced lower for Carrier service Kanizai Ifo number 108 Arkansas City Kansas daily traveler monday december 21, 1970 20 pages in raid on Cambodia is Kille Saigon apr the general commanding a Viet Cong division was reported today to have been killed in an Allied bombing raid in Eastern Cambodia two Days ago. A captured Viet Cong told South vietnamese forces the commander was Gen. Muoi Tri who led the Viet Cong 5th vision a Veteran of fighting against american forces in Vietnam which pulled Back into Eastern Cambodia about the time Allied forces crossed the Border last May. He had commanded Viet Cong forces in the Saigon area during the 1968 tet offensive the biggest enemy action of the War. It. Gen. Do Cao Tri commander of South vietnamese forces in Cambodia told associated press correspondent Dang Van Phuoc at Kampong Cham that the body of the Viet Cong general had not been recovered. Troops of the Viet Cong 5th division had been launching heavy attacks on cambodian troops along Highway 7 and had Cut them off from phenom penh. A week ago More than 2,000 South vietnamese paratroopers landed in the area to help lift the siege. In South Vietnam . And South vietnamese forces claimed killing 162 North vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a weekend of stepped up action before the Christmas ceasefires. The . Command said one american was killed and six were wounded in ground clashes while four were killed and 21 injured in the crashes during the weekend of four helicopters. An air Force f4 phantom also went Down in the Plain of jars in Laos but the two fliers were rescued unharmed. South vietnamese Headquarters reported one government Soldier killed and to wounded in the ground fighting and said their Over All casualties from rocket and mortar attacks were More than a dozen clashes were reported saturday and sunday ranging from the u Minh Forest deep in the Mekong Delta to the demilitarized zone. Most of them were Small in scale but 31 enemy were reported killed in the u Minh Forest sunday. The communist forces observing the 10th anniversary of their National liberation front made 27 rocket and mortar attacks against Allied bases and positions Between saturday night and this morning spokesmen said. The . Command said two american positions were hit by shelling Early today the big air base at Danang and the Headquarters of the 5th Marine regiment 20 Miles to the South. A spokesman said there were no casualties or damage but it was the first time the Danang air base had been shelled in two months. One Hundredth year Viet Cong eneral weekend icy conditions hotel disaster a Tucson fireman Battles flames on the tenth floor of the Pioneer International hotel while a hotel guest Center four floors below is trapped in his room. Many died in the Blaze which broke out Early sunday at Tucson a wire photo cause non injury crashes Quot phone Santa Calls tonight the annual Jaycee a phone Santa project will be tonight from 7 30 to 9 . For All youngsters. The number to dial to talk to Santa is 442-0400. Moisture for City fog rain and sleet set the weather scene in Arkansas City sunday but Only a Small amount of moisture has been recorded. According to the official rain gauge at the police department Only .13 of an Inch has been received from 7 . Sunday cheer plates�?., members of the first United methodist Church in Cedar Vale prepared 92 a cheer plates today for distribution to Cedar Vale senior citizens and for former Cedar Vale residents in the Ark Valley Manor in Arkansas City and in nursing Homes in Winfield and Sedan. Left to right with Agnew willing to step Down icy roads streets and Bridges were the major cause of five non injury accidents in the county Over sunday. First mishap occurred at 10 15 . One half mile South on the Arkansas River Bridge. That was Between cars driven by Shirley m. Cranford 17, it. I and Elmer Braun 39, it. I. Damage to the Cranford car was listed at $150 and at $80 to the Braun car. According to sheriffs officers who investigated the Accident the cars collided after trying to Stop on the ice to avoid hitting two stalled vehicles. While the investigation was still in Progress five minutes later at 10 20 ., a station Wagon driven by Leland e. Douglas 41, 213 North d St., and a car driven by Robert w. Givens 20, 321 w. Adams ave., grandson of City woman killed by train Andrew Baconrind 24, Sedgwick who was killed sunday night at Wichita when his car ran underneath a stopped freight train was the grandson of mrs. . Tubbs sr., 905 n. Second St. The Accident occurred about 7 45 . Sunday As the train was stopped at an unmarked and unlighted crossing. Other survivors include his widow of the Home Teri a four year old daughter misty Lynn one brother Tom of Maize ran., and his parents or. And mrs. George Baconrind Sedgwick formerly of Newkirk. M a a ii a. A. I a a United Agency for dependable insurance real estate Loans 401 n. Sum. Pm. 442-0400 weather forecasts Kansas Cloudy tonight with occasional Light drizzle West after Midnight Low 35-35 Southwest and 32-35 Northeast Cloudy tuesday with Chance of showers West and partly Cloudy and Little warmer East High tuesday 40s West and 35-45 East. The partially finished plates Are mrs. Ethel Montgomery mrs. Pauline Coffman . Chairman and mrs. Everett Magnus who was co chairman of the committee with mrs. Montgomery. In the plates were jars of homemade Apple Jelly fresh fruit nuts Candy and cookies. David photo Akron Ohio apr vice president Spiro t. Agnew says he is willing to step Down in 1972 if a vice presidential candidate comes along with More political Appeal but that president Nixon a gives me every indication that he approves of the courses of action that i have Agnew made the statement in a copyrighted Story by Akron Beacon journal writers who talked to him More than an hour Friday in Akron after he spoke thursday night at a testimonial dinner in Akron for outgoing . Rep. William Ayres. A was a matter of fact anyone who thinks that a vice president is out in an off year Campaign solely on his own devices is just Plain naive a Agnew said in the interview which appeared in the newspapers sunday editions. Agnew said he has Given no thought to plans for 1972 and Oklahoma a mostly Cloudy with fog and rain ending East and Central late today variable cloudiness tonight and tuesday Low tonight 20. Panhandle to upper 30s Southeast High tuesday 40s Panhandle to near 60 Southeast. Temperature record Spiro t. Agnew added a a in a not an insecure Man. I done to worry from Day to Day whether the president is turn to Page 3 since noon saturday i . .28 7 . .28 2 . .29 8 . .28 3 . .30 9 . .27 4 . .30 to . .27 5 . .29 la . .26 6 . .29 12 Midnight .25 sunday i . .25 i . .30 2 . .24 2 . .30 3 . .24 3 . .31 4 . .24 4 . .31 5 . .24 5 . .31 6 . .24 6 . .24 7 . .24 7 . .32 8 . .25 8 . .32 9 . .26 9 . .32 to . .27 to . .33 la . .29 la . .32 12 noon. .29 12 Midnight .32 monday i . .33 8 . .38 2 . .33 9 . .38 3 . .34 to . .39 4 . .36 la . .40 5 . .36 12 noon .41 6 . .37 i . .41 7 . .38 2 . .42 a highest and lowest highest temperature for this Date in 44 years 67 degrees in 1941. Lowest 2 degrees in 1951. Collided behind the first pair of Accident victims. Damage to the Douglas car was not listed. The Givens vehicle received an estimated $100 damage. There was another Accident sunday. That was at to 30 ., seven Miles East of Arkansas City on . 166. It was Between cars driven by Sanford Roberson 80, 317 Stanley drive and Don Nelson Independence. Damage was listed at $100 to the Roberson vehicle and minor to the Nelson Auto. Another Accident was reported sunday at 12 30 ., three Miles East of Burden on . 160. A car driven by Walter a. Ruby 56, Ponca City okla., skidded on the ice and hit a Bridge. Damage to the car was estimated at $250. Also at 12 30 . There was a mishap a mile East of Arkansas City on county Road no. 12. A car driven by Madge l. Colbert 55, it. 3., Slid into a Bridge. The damage was listed at $175. Arson suspect into custody Tucson Ariz. A Juve Nile court petitions alleging felony homicide and arson were filed today against a 16-year-old youth in a $2.5-million fire which killed 28 persons and injured 27 in a downtown hotel sunday. The youth was taken into custody near the scene of the Early morning Blaze and questioned by police. The petition identified him As Louis c. Taylor four time parolee from the state Industrial school for boys. Patrolman Claus Burgman said he arrested Taylor because he a was acting suspiciously and explain his presence in the later Burgman said Taylor said he was trying to Rescue endangered guests. Pima county Superior court juvenile judge Ben Birdsall said Taylor a told us a number of different stories about the fire. He said he was at the scene and saw the fire Start but claims he saw another boy do several survivors of the flames which raced through the upper half of the 12-Story Pioneer International hotel said they had smelled a volatile substance in the corridors. The fire in the 41-year-old building broke out on the sixth floor and flared through hallways and staircases penning about 60 persons in their rooms with no Way out except through the windows. One woman plunged to her death from the seventh floor. Harold Steinfeld 82, builder of the hotel and owner of a department store died with his wife Peggy in their Penthouse apartment. Many of the survivors said they awoke with smoke pouring into their rooms. Subways Are for sleeping three month old Gregory John Woods dozes contentedly in the of his weeping Mother mrs. Angela Woods saturday completely Une cited Over the fact of having been kidnapped. The son of new York City fireman John Woods Gregory was taken from his Carriage in front of a store in Brooklyn Friday night. He was found saturday wrapped in a Blanket on the Steps of a subway exit. Authorities say he apparently slept through both the kidnapping and the reunion with his Mother. A wire photo living nativity scene Here nightly the Walther league of the redeemer lutheran Church is sponsoring an outdoor living nativity scene each evening monday through wednesday at 6 30 . In front of the Church third St. And Central ave. Orville Krueger and Fern Thurman of the . Menus club were in charge of construction and arranging the scene. Rob Thurman president of Young Peoples society is in charge of cast members. Along with the living nativity scene. Linda and Connie Goldsmith will sing nightly the traditional Christmas Solo �?o0 holy there is background music during the entire scene. Traffic tolls Topeka a Kansas Highway death log for 48 hours to 9 . Monday�?5 for december-34 for 1970-626 comparable 1969 period�?7 56 Lumina Rias Light foggy sunday nigh i a mysterious Beauty lingered on the Hill North of town sunday night As the 1200-Candle Luminaria display at the l ust United methodist Church Drew multitudes of ears. The candles throughout the tour route and the giant pictures lashed on the North and South cuts of the building provided an effervescent setting in the misty tog Tor the live Manger scene and the choir strolling the area. A egg photo

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