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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Darmstadt, Hesse. Showing muscle in crisis task Force under c Way tree felled Midway under Way heavily escorted by five other warships Waters off Korea As part of a military the Navy Carrier Midway steams from buildup to warn North koreans not to the japanese Harbor of Yokosuka for attack the South. A photo Seoul South Korea a the United states escalated its show of strength in the korean crisis saturday ordering a Navy task Force toward the area and massing an Armada of planes and troops during the Cut Ting of a tree at the spot where North koreans wednesday hacked to death two officers. President Ford had personally approved the cutting Down of the tree and has been kept posted on developments press Secre tary Ron Nessen reported saturday. Allied military sources said 26 helicopter gunships of the kind used in the Vietnam War Jet fighters and three b52 bombers from Guam circled the skies and a Quick reaction Force of 300 . And South korean soldiers guarded an Allied work party As it felled the 40-foot Poplar at the Neutral Village of Panmunjom. North korean soldiers at the scene took no action but their government accused the United states of a grave military provocation in a broadcast charging that combat troops both Cut Down the tree and destroyed communist posts in the demilitarized zone Doz Between the two Korea. In another development North Korea charged that a . Helicopter intruded into its air space saturday. The official korean Central news Agency said the helicopter intruded into the air above the area of our Side South of Tae Oksan Mountain in the Western sector of the the 151-mile-Long Doz was reported quiet elsewhere but armies on both sides were on the Alert and a 7th Fleet task Force led by the Carrier Midway was reported in route to korean Waters. The stars and stripes authorized unofficial publication for the . Armed forces vol. 35, no. 126 sunday August 22, 1976 s = Doi a and Sund a 21855 a no Relief seen from record dry spell fires rage in u.k., France by the associated press fires raged across hundreds of acres of Forest in Britain and France saturday and weathermen foresaw no Relief from West Ern Europe s longest dry spell in memory. The 15-month drought that has emptied reservoirs and ruined crops across a Belt stretching from England and Wales to Bel Gium and Northwest and Central France forced the British forestry commission to close Many forests to the Public because of the danger of More fires. See relate Story pages in France violent fires along the Gironde Estuary flared up again saturday evening and officials said a mass evacuation of 10,000 additional vacationers May be necessary. Some 3,000 campers and bathers were evacuated in boats Friday when the flames surrounded the Beach North of Royan and Cut off All Overland escape routes. At least 10,000 other vacationers were in a Beach area further North around the Holiday Vil Lage of la Palmyre where eyewitnesses said thick Black smoke filled the town and the flames were shooting hundreds of feet into the air less than two Miles away. With thousands of acres of British Forest already consumed by fire this summer Welsh firemen were reported near exhaustion saturday As they continued to Battle the year s biggest Blaze which has already swept through five Square Miles of Forest destroying at least 200,000 Trees. We Are stretched to the limit said Gwent fire chief Roy Orringer. Some part time firemen have not slept for 48 hours. Normally we get 10 to 20 Calls a Day. In the past few weeks we be been getting up to 110 a Day. We be been fighting one 10 Square mile fire More than seven another Welsh fire official said it would take six years to repair the damage to the heavily forested Black mountains Region. The British forestry commission order ing the Gates locked and trails closed at major forests across the country appealed to the Public not to Light tires or smoke when in the Countryside. In London where the famous fountains at Trafalgar Square have been turned off and the City s water Supply is Down to 50 Days there has been no rain for 33 Days. Continued on Page 24, col. 1 Pentagon officials continued to emphasize that . Military moves including the reinforcement of Jet fighter forces in Korea were precautionary and did not foreshadow military retaliation. The american led United nations com Mand Uno Here said briefly that a unc work party felled the tree a 40-foot nor Mandy Poplar in the joint Security area at Panmunjom in the Doz and got safely continued on Page 24, col. 3 tired Ford starts Vail vacation Vail Colo. A president Ford weary after two nights with Little sleep was told by his doctor to slow Down for a few Days before picking up the Pace of his offi Cial duties and election Campaign. Press Secretary Ron Nessen indicated Friday that Ford planned to follow the advice of rear adm. William Lukash his personal physician. Ford began a nine Day vacation in this Rocky Mountain resort Friday and Nessen said his working schedule will be Light until tuesday. Lukash said Ford got almost no rest on wednesday and thursday the climactic Days of the gop convention in Kansas City. Mrs. Ford also was fatigued following the convention and according to a White House aide did not feel up to accompany ing her husband on a Stopover in Russell kan., the Hometown of his vice presidential running mate sen. Robert Dole. Tired or not. Ford announced As soon As he arrived Here that he wanted to play nine holes of Golf to get the kinks out. Within the hour he was out on the Vail municipal course. Labor Day tradition although the presidential Campaign traditionally does not begin until labor Day Ford and Dole informally launched their campaigns during the midday Stopover in Russell with speeches to a picnicking crowd on the Elm shaded courthouse Lawn. Dole wept openly As he spoke of his debt to the Community. A standing ovation helped him regain his composure. See photo Page 3. Residents of Russell helped pay Dole s living expenses during the years of hospitalization and therapy needed to recover from serious wounds he suffered during world War ii. Dole who returned to Washington Friday night and Ford Campaign advisers will join the president in Vail Early this week to Lay the groundwork for the fight against Jimmy Carter and the democrats. A my dec ballot illegal Augusta Maine up his Campaign posters May say Jimmy Carter but if the democratic presidential Candi Date wants his name to appear on Maine s november election ballot he will have to Register it As James e.,""james Earl or a. Maine attorney general Joseph Brennan said Friday his state s Law requires a candidate s full name to be represented on the ballot the first Given name plus a Middle name or Middle initial if there is one or an initial and the Middle name. Further Brennan said in an opinion rendered at the request of Secretary of state Markham Gartley the first name should be the actual first name not a thus if the candidate s first name is continued on Page 24, col. 2

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