European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 19 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 19, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseE Gaulle rushes Back to Paris As ferment in nation spreads r by Char in Paris Paris a preliminary Vietnam peace talks went into a three Day recess Satur Day night without the slight est hint of Progress after the United states and Vietnam angrily accused each other of deliberately sidestepping Basic issues. . Ambassador Averill har Niraan in a Long Tough worded statement demanded that North Vietnam admit the presence of its troops in the South saying this was a question of establishing some basis from which we can properly consider your demand for the cessation of v North vietnamese ambassador Xuan Thuy not Only refused to Budge on this but repeated disown demand that All bombing of we North cease without any con onions a suggestion that there could be no agreement otherwise on any order that these official conversations conclude with re sults the american Side must rapidly give a positive response on this subject Thuy said. I just not be elusive much sides at the negotiating Able displayed patience in these v it the s sons now patience of both was Baring thin. Harriman for example told cont. On Pugg Geol. Al ,. Talkers in a hurry Averell Harriman looks at his watch left As he leaves the third session of the Paris peace talks. The american negotiator had just exchanged accusations with his counterpart at the discussions North Viet Nam s Xuan Thuy. Associated press photos weather partly Cloudy with scattered Howert. Continued partly Cloudy and Cool Mon Day. Frankfurt Heidelberg High 52, Low 38, temperature recorded saturday get t 44 am pm64 79 Adana cd 63 70 Athens p52 57 Aviano p 41 46 Berlin r 43 50 Frankfurt p 45 46 London r 4 4 am pm 57 82 Madrid p 39 46 Munich p 39 52 Paris p 32 52 Prestwick. P 55 72 Rome p 61 79 wheelus c a Clear rain. Cd Cloudy a partly Cloudy r 2nd weather Wing the stars and unofficial newspaper of . Forces in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 27, no. 32 if 21855 a sunday May 19, 1968 5 daily 10 sunday q reds observe ho9s birthday shells hit Center of Saigon o a to if a Saigon up shells communist hurtling into h North near an american n chief of of Abt m of of Siuyen Van l Saigon City police a spokesman at . Military police Headquarters said the communists fired both rocket Sand mortar shells he said most hit in the second precinct near the heart of the downtown area. The renewed assault on the capital followed heavy fighting near Danang where .marines, including a company commanded by capt. Charles , son in Law of president Johnson were joined by 2,000south vietnamese in the three Day Battle against elite North vietnamese troops made up of to Chi Minn s Palace guards two North vietnamese Battal ions up to 1,000 men defended their elaborate regimental command Post 20 Miles South of Danang with fanatical determination. . Spokesmen said sat urday night More than 50marines had been killed and 200 wounded since the Battle started thursday. Men. Hoang Cuan Lam com Mander of about 2,000 South Viet namese troops fighting along Side the americans said the North vietnamese have appreciably increased strength in the area in recent weeks for what cont on pages a col. S strikers paralyse France Paris a preside Tcharles de Gaulle rushed Back saturday night to France in revolutionary Fer ment. He Cut Short a state visit to Romania to Deal wit the gravest crisis his 10-year regime has faced. A paralysing wave of strike Sand social upheaval has Over whelmed the railroads air an bus transport postal and Tele communications nearly every ranch of private and state owned Industry and the intellectual elite of the nation. Even the police Are pressing for More Money. Only the forces of National Security appeared still Joyal to de Georges Pompidou conferred repeatedly with Security chiefs including the ministers of defense and the Interior desperately striving to hold the fort until de Gaulle s return. The strike movement was even affecting the orly International Airport from which the general took off monday morning. All air France flights from orly were cancelled but some foreign lines still were using it. The red Flag of revolution was raised Over factory after factory though the big Trade Union federations have not called a general the relative failure of such a move monday the federations made Clear that the present strike wave came from the grassroots. They urged its spread. It was obvious the workers had taken their Cue from the univer sity students who showed that direct action pays off. The general confederation of labor Cuta big pro communist federation switched its Stan to reaffirm the Solidarity of the workers with the students Friday the Cut had warned the students to mind their own business when they announce their Solidarity with the workers cont of Page 2$, col. If Cannes film fest cancelled canned France up the Cannes film festival was cancelled saturday night after several Hundred film workers seized the festival hah in support of the mushrooming nationwide strike movement. The jury disbanded after five of its 11 members resigned in support of the strike. No prizes will be awarded. The director general of the festival Robert f a y r e be Bret issued a communique saturday night saying that the jury Felt twas no longer in any state to exercise its communique added that the scheduled projections will be Gin again sunday at least those cont. On pays go col. J

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