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October 29, 2013 

Indian Summer On Warpath

The Columbus area got its first frost of the season this morning as Indian summer continued its warpath through Georgia and Alabama.

Hunting seasons have been closed in Alabama counties to reduce fire hazards in bone-dry forest, but in Georgia the deer hunting season will start on Friday unless the forest fire situation gets out of hand.

Assault Warning

Officials investigating an alleged rape case which occurred in a secluded area of Muscogee County have indicated that other assaults -- not reported to police -- may have occurred in the same vicinity or in other isolated portions of the county.

Solicitor General John Land and Muscogee Police Chief W.F. Tuggle visited the section called Cedar Hills southeast of Columbus off Old Cusseta Road with a Ledger staff writer yesterday.

Viet Nam

Communists Gorillas smashed a crack South Vietnamese task force yesterday and probably captured the three U.S. Army advisers with the 120-man task force.

The three Americans listed as missing were two officers and an enlisted medic. Stragglers returning from the road said both officers had been wounded in the fight.

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