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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 23, 1967, Tokyo, Japan New peace bid by announces compiled from a acid up Nguyen Cao by returned the Guam conference with president Johnson and announced that his government had made fresh peace proposals to Hanoi several Days the Premier told reporters the proposals were made several Days before he pc Ltd chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu left monday for the captured Saigon vietnamese police have captured a North vietnamese lieutenant who helped plan recent attacks against the Danang air according to the sem official Vietnam in a Story published the Vietnam press said police had arrested the communist in Danang last the said he led them to the other members of his Fourman cell and other pc organizations the lieutenant was identified As Phain a South Viet namese who went North in 1954 and was graduated from an intelligence the report said Hietti told police his Job was to look Over the draw maps and provide necessary data for Viet Cong mortar Crews and the report indicated he had provided such material for the two recent attacks against the air it also said he had a sketch of a pier near Danang where Marine replacements Are landed Iii his Possession when he was aussie Force pushes sweep Saigon operation Lee being conducted by the 1st australian task Force in Phuoc Tuy was announced two enemy have been killed and one individual weapon seized in action 7 Miles Northeast of Phuoc be since the operation started March Friendly casualties Are Light and Only sporadic Contact has been 20 enemy special forces say Saigon Spe Cial forces group reported 2 enemy 6 suspects Detainee and one weapon captured during 17 contacts by cig government forces Only one army Specia forces trooper was wounded Overall Friendly casualties were by did not disclose the nature of the proposals except to say hat it was something a reply has not yet been re he and it is too soon for us to go into the de it was the first time that the South vietnamese government has publicly announced that it made a peace proposal to the comm the Saigon govern ment has willingness to talk with there had been no mention of any specific pro when by was asked if the Viet namese proposal differed Mark edly from previous proposals to the Hanoi he said we cant Tell you right in answer to a on How the proposal was re plied through All the channels we could ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge also returned tuesday night from the Guam conference and said he saw absolutely no immediate Prospect for peace negotiations to Settle the Vietnam All that talk is Lodge and it will also be that a Long returning with Lodge from the Guam meeting was general Wil Liam com Mander in and Robert special presidential As sit ant who has been assigned to work on the pacification program dogs take steam out of firemen Detroit a Detroit fire men had to Call on the City dog Pound for help in quenching a three alarm fire on the cites West do handling specialists were called in because two Large Ger Man Shepherd dogs were on the ground floor of a building adjoin ing the our Guys feared the dogs More than the said a fire department shouldering a deadly Load Aii artillerymen of the 4th 42d 4th carries three shells weighing 5t pounds each the a gun position near plei Dereng during operation Sam Usa View Plant Bureau Navy All weather jets riddled the thai Nguyen steel fabrication Plant tuesday in the fourth attack by american pilots against the vital Afi intruder pilots reported a secondary explosion at the 35 Miles North of pilots met poor weather and Light heavy antiaircraft fire while flying 65 missions in North attack 115 pilots from the aircraft Carrier Hancock inflicted considerable damage to an anti aircraft site 22 Miles Northwest of Dong hoi that recently downed one of the squadrons Al sky Raider the pilots took advantage of a break in the weather to dive on the flak air Force f105 pilots hit a 10truck Convoy North of the Mugia pass and damaged a Road and an aaa site 114 Miles Northwest of Carrie based pilots used Inch Rockies to sink a 4flf oot boat 19 Miles Southeast of Thanh Marine pilots hit radar Sites and Barracks areas 3935 Miles Southeast of Dong in the South pilots flew 486 sorties against troop con fortified positions and water text of Guam communique bomb scare at Airport a the Fresno air terminal was evacuated shortly before noon tuesday and a flight delayed when an Anonymous caller told police that bombs had been placed in the Ter Minal and the Del Webb Towne police searched both locations but found no Guam up text of the joint communique issued tuesday at the conclusion of talks at the Guam conference Between american and South vietnamese officials the president of the United states and the chief of state and the prime minister of Vietnam completed their discussion in these talks have demonstrated again their joint determination with their to defend Freedom in South Vietnam and at the same time to continue the Earnest search for a honorable president Johnson took this occasion to present to chairman prime minister by and their party the hew leadership of the Mission in ambassador Ellsworth Bunker will take up from ambassador Lodge the maintenance and strengthen ing of close relations with the government of we will be working with that government in its struggle to preserve the nations in its steady Progress toward economic and social development and in the new political chapter now opening of constitutional and representative government under elected president Johnson Ducco ambassador Eugene who will take ambassador por ters place As Deputy chief of the and he also explained that his special Robert would be in Saigon giving his attention to pacification meeting with their president Johnson and chairman Thieu and prime minister by re viewed the encouraging Progress on the various programs of the vietnamese government which had been discussed at Honolulu Early 1966 and were outlined in the communique of the seven Allied nations meeting in Manila last discussions covered the Mili tary where the initiative lies increasingly with the Allied forces and where the leaders of North Vietnam must recognize the futility of their effect to seize control of South Vietnam by the meeting also reviewed those programs of the vietnamese government to which the United states is providing they found a solid foundation having been the pacification and revolutionary develop ment program was now beginning to show encouraging de spite Viet Cong efforts to disrupt it by terror and they noted the successful maintenance of financial stability while recognizing the need for continued vigilance on this they heard from Vul Quoc Thuc and David Lilienthal of the Long Range economic planning no get Ting plans for continued efforts in the Fields of National reconciliation and Reform of land policies and tenure pro visions were described by the vietnamese they also outlined the provi gun site like Korea by Bill Becker staff correspondent Gio Vietnam i Haven seen anything like it since said army Wil 6 Pacific stripes March 1967 Liam Rice tuesday As he inspected his 175mm artillery Camp scarred with craters from a North vietnamese mortar the enemy fire came from at least five mortar emplacements across the marines at two lookouts spotted the flashes and ordered return fire that produced six secondary craters from the shells were up to three feet across and 18 inches enemy mortars Laid 700 rounds on the Camp monday Only Light damage to the gun installations was but two powder storage pits for the big guns were ignited and the Duel ended after 80 minutes when the return fire from army and Marine artillery blasted Back across the Sions of the Constitution drafted by the Constitution Assembly elected last 11 and agreed by the Assembly and approved by the directorate in the last ten this instrument provides for the principal organs of a representative government and As sures to the people civil rights to those who respect its provision and the world looks Forward to the Day when the Viet Cong will take advantage of this aban Don the course of terror and Vio Lence and join in making a modern society in South it was also announced that elections for a president will be held under the Constitution within 4 to 5 months and the elections for a legislative shortly meanwhile a major Forward step will be made toward the Restora Tion of democratic local govern ment when Village Hamlet elections take starting in the numerous and varied efforts made in recent months to bring about a peaceful settlement were reviewed by the Heads of both thus they noted North Vietnam has failed to respond to All such chairman prime minister by and president Johnson reaffirmed their under takings at Manila and Honolulu and pledged themselves anew to the diligent Pursuit of continuing consultations about the search for peace will be maintained among the nations whose forces Are now fighting against aggression in South the vietnamese and american leaders also took note of the Forth coming meetings in Washington of Seato on april 1820 and of the foreign ministers of nations having troops in Vietnam on april the latter will bring together again the governments which met at Manila last october and pro vide an Opportunity for them to review Progress and programs in Vietnam and consult on future courses of

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