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July 14, 1967 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-07-14

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Week-Long AID Campaign to Open Monday
for Enlistment in Vietnam Civilian Posts

A week-long campaign to enlist 2,000 he said.

men and women for civilian posts
in Vietnam will be conducted here
beginning on Monday.
The U. S. Agency for Interna-
tional Development (AID), a unit
of the Department of State, an-
nounced that a team will arrive
from Washington to interview civil-
ian specialists needed "to help
win the 'other war' in Vietnam —
the war against hunger, illiteracy,
and disease.
Salaries will range from 55,000
to $19,000 a year, depending on
the position and qualifications for
the job. Up to a 25 per cent
hardship bonus will be added to
the basic salary, along with
housing allowance, medical care
and other benefits.
William A. Platt, Vietnam public
affairs chief, said that recruitment
is being stepped up because the
shortage of civilian skills in Viet-
nam has reached critical propor-
tions and is hampering the civil
action program in that country.
"We face massive difficulties
ahead," he warned, "unless our
civilian forces in Vietnam are
doubled by the end of this year."
Civilian specialists attached to the
AID program now number nearly

Temporary headquarters are in
the Veterans Memorial Building,
151 W. Jefferson, where applicants
may call for an appointment at
226-6140. Persons living out of
town may call collect.
Platt said that several top U. S.
civilian advisers will be flown in
from Vietnam to meet with com-
munity groups and make personal
appearances in behalf of the re-
cruitment drive. In addition, they
will help seek out candidates here
with qualifications in the following
job categories:
Area development officers,
economists, registered nurses,
civil engineers, personnel offi-
cers, public administration ad-
visors, development loan offi-
cers, vocational education ad-
visors, analysts / programmers,
provincial agriculture advisers,
auditors, public safety advisers,
and secretaries.
Candidates must be U. S. citi-
zens at least five years, it was
pointed out. They must be willing
to be separated from their fami-
lies for at least 18 months, and
may be assigned to remote and
possibly hazardous areas of Viet-

Referring to the shortage of
civilian skills in Vietnam, Platt
described the civil aid program in
that country as a "shirt-sleeves
war as vital as the milit a r y
action." He added:
"The effort to bring a better life
to the unhappy people of Vietnam
must go on long after hostilities
have ended. However, our immedi-
ate goal is to help the Vietnamese
resist aggression and to build the
peace. This means working side
by side with the people, helping
them to build schools, hospitals,
roads, and housing; helping them
to become better farmers, nurses,
He said that the battle to over-
come the problems that beset the
Vietnamese is made more diffi-
cult by the swelling number of
refugees—mostly women and chil-
dren—who have been forced to flee
from their homes.
"The unfortunate victims of the
war," he asserted, "need to be re-
housed, resettled, clothed, fed.
Most of them require medical at-
tention. We need the skilled hands
and the skilled minds to help do
the job."
He said that the AID program
is helping to remove the root
causes of the war such as the

Dayan Victory Earns Him Promotion in Movie

LONDON (JTA)—An American with Richard Burton, Albert Fin-
film producer said here that Israel ney and Sean Connery under con-
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's sideration for the role of Wingate.
role in a film biography of General Who will play the role of Dayan
Orde Wingate, originally a small was not indicated.
one, had been expanded to that of
Dayan, who served under Gen.
Wingate in Palestine between 1936
and 1939, when Wingate clan-
destinely trained the pre-state Jew-
ish defense forces, and the Middle
East itself both will have a much
larger role than was planned be-
fore the June victory. Producer
Jack Levine said "we have rewrit-
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ten the script to enlarge Dayan's
part" and that "the area is so
typical we have lengthened the
part of the film dealing with Win-
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gate in Palestine."
Filming will begin early in 1968,


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need to educate Vietnam's chil-
dren, lack of medical care, far-

mer discontent over low rice
prices, high land rent, exorbi-
tant loan interest, inflation, rival-
ry among religious, political, and
labor groups, and distrust of the
central government.
"These are some of the elements
of the 'other war' that the Viet
Cong exploit in competing for the
support of the rural people," Platt
pointed out. "They are the ele-
ments that will likely determine
whether our side can win the
The counties to be included in
the area recruitment drive are
Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Wash-
tenaw, Genesee, Livingston and
Nearly 2,000 persons from the
Detroit area applied for Vietnam
civilian posts when AID conducted
a similar campaign here a year

Rothschild Hopes to Bring
Peace to Mid East by
Making Deserts Bloom

These young students at the Phil Tho Polytechnic School in Sai-
gon learn how to operate a modern table saw. The U. S. Agency for
International Development (AID) is seeking vocational education
advisers to help the Vietnamese train additional youths for woodwork
and similar occupations.

LONDON—Edmund de Roth-
schild, "head of a bank that has
been making dreams come true
for a century and a half," now
seeks to bring peace to the Mid-
dle East and "comfort to the
refugees by building three huge
atomic desalting plants that
would change the deserts into
land capable of providing a rea-
sonable living," writes Patrick
Sergeant in the London Daily

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