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Thant Plans
To Reinforce
Calls for Increased
Peace Keeping Force
To Patrol Suez Area
Secretary-General U T h a n t
pressed ahead yesterday with his
plan to reinforce the team of UN
peace observers in the Middle
East, where a precarious truce
was twice shattered in the past
week by major incidents between
Israel and Egypt.
No serious opposition was in
sight to the secretary-general's
proposal, made at a meeting of
the UN Security Council Wednes-
day night, although the Soviet
Union said Thant's plan "must
be examined" by the .council.
A spokesman for the secretary-
general insisted, however, that
Thant has the authority to bol-
ster the observer forces along the
Suez Canal without specific Coun-
cil approval.
He based this view on the
council's concensus of last July
under which Thant was author-.
ized to work out "as speedily as
possible the necessary arrange-
ments" to station UN observers
in the canal area.
U.S. Support
U. S. Ambassador Arthur J.
Goldberg, endorsing Thant's po-
sition, told the council Wednes-
day night it was "in full keeping
with his established authority
under the charter and established
practices of the United Nations."
Israeli sources were skeptical of
Thant's plan.
"It won't work," one Israeli
said. "It all depends on the will
toward peace on the part of the
parties concerned. It makes no
difference how many men they
Thant told , the council that
there are now 43 observers man-
ning nine outposts scattered on
the east and west banks of the
88-mile long canal. They engage
in limited patrolling in jeeps, he
said, but "they have no means of
observing by air or sea and their
mobility is limited."
Double Outposts
"In view of the number and
serious nature of the breaches of
the cease-fire," he said, the ob-
server force should be increased
to 90, the number of outposts
should be doubled and the ob-
servers should be provided four
small boats for patrolling the
waters of the canal and four
helicopters to increase mobility
and for aerial observation."
Meanwhile, six of the 10 non-
permanent members of the Se-
curity Council resumed efforts to
draft a generally acceptable reso-
lution for sending a UN special
representative to the Middle East
to seek a settlement of the Is-
raeli-Arab war.
They had informal meetings
yesterday at the Argentine mis-
sion, in preparation for a confer-
ence of all 10 nonpermanent
members today.
Some diplomats expressed be-
lief such negotiations would pro-
duce a resolution by Monday and
the council could meet and take
it up by Wednesday.
Peace Proposals
They said the main proposals
under discussion were:
-An Indian draft giving spe-
cific instructions for the special
representative and saying Israeli
troops should withdraw to posi-
tions held last June 4, before they
occupied much of Egypt, Jordan

and Syria.
--A Danish draft giving only
general instructions for the spe-
cial representative and not spe-
cifying any date.
--A Latin American' proposal
that Israeli's withdrawal be from
"the positions occupied by it as
a result of the war.

Britain Hit
By Wildcat
Labor Strike
Dockwork Walkout
Delays $500 Million
In Vital Export Items

Shipments of War Materials
Unchecked by Bombing Raids

tary officials are unable after 21
months of intensified bombing of
North Vietnam. to furnish any

LONDON (A) - Wildcat strikes hard evidence that this has sig-
spread across Britain yesterday nificantly reduced the flow of war
with broad ranks of workers ap- supplies to Communist forces in
parently in open revolt against South Vietnam.
the Labor government they put The best they come up with are

Also opened up to U.S. bombing been indications he has moved to
were warehouse and storage areas water traffic. This is further evi-
less than two miles from the cen- dence that his land lines of com-
ter of Haiphong and a complex munication have become difficult
where Russian supplied antiair- to use."
craft missiles and helicopters were Another military source con-
assembled. ceded there has been, as he put
Phuc Yen, the biggest MIG it, "no significant reduction in the
home base 18 miles northwest of flow of supplies south within the
Hanoi, was authorized about two last month or two."
weeks before the weather permit- He noted that McNamara has
ted the air strikes to be mounted estimated that significantly less
this week. than 100 tons of supplies a day

-Associated Press
Pacifist folksinger Joan Baez, left, jokes with her family after being released from Santa Rita Jail
yesterday morning. She and her mother and sister served ten days for taking part in anti-draft
demonstrations in Oakland.
Britain and Egypt To Resume
For mal Diplomatic Relations

in power and even against their
own trade union leaders.
The unofficial strike action was
holding up more than $500 million
worth of vital exports, endanger-
ing national economic recovery
and thus jeopardizing the British
bid to join the European Common
The Labor government's popu-
larity rating in the opinion polls
plunged to its lowest level since
taking office three years ago on a
platform of restoring the sickly
national economy, streamlining
government administration and
modernizing industry.
Dock Workers Strike
The most urgent problem facing
the government was the wildcat
strike of dock workers in London
and Liverpool, the two ports that
handle 63 per cent of Britain's
exports. The 10,000 dockers out
in Liverpool voted overwhelming-
ly Wednesday to continue their
strike for parity with London
dockers and hooted down their
union's appeal to return to work.
The Liverpool tie-up is now in its
sixth week.
The London walkout spread yes-
terday, with more than 7,000 men
out, also in opposition to the ap-
peals of union leaders.
In all, 143 ships were tied up in
the two ports with exports valued
at $448 million waiting on the
dockside and another $140 million
worth tied up in the pipeline.
Red Plot
What "is causing the crippling
A week ago Labor Minister Ray
Gunter warned of a "Red plot"
aimed at making "this a winter
of disruption." Tuesday Prime
Minister Harold Wilson backed
Gunter to the hilt in the House
of Commons and said there was
abdundant evidence to support,


in manpower, and more time-con- A senior military officer told a
suming. reporter: "There is no doubt that
Two of these signs involve: (1) the enemy's problem of moving
greater reliance by the North supplies has become very critical.
Vietnamese on small watercraft to supplis hasiecom e rycrt
bypass cargo around' smashed is evidence of large amounts
bridges holding up rail and truck piled up in the port. There have
movements, (2) some apparent
temporary lack of amxnunition for
North Vietnamese antiaircraft
Records show that more than ,
30 new targets have been struck Advocat111in1 U
by U.S. raiders. k.Y .A
These targets include at least a
dozen important bridges which PHILADELPHIA (M) - Staff
had been previously off limits be- members of the Diocese of Penn-
cause they are very close to Hanoi sylvania were warned yesterday to
and Haiphong and within what stop advocating civil disobedience
had been a 25-to-30-mile "no 'or face possible dismissal.
bombing" zone along the southern Episcopal Bishop Robert L. De-
border of China. Witt, head of the five-county Phil-
The targets opened up since adelphia area diocese, made the
then also have included rail yards announcement after several days
and rail sidings where, military of controversy over statements by
authorities said, the North Viet- some Episcopal clergymen.
namese had hoarded freight cars Yesterday one 450 - member
waiting for badeweather to make church said it was withholding
a sneak run between Hanoi and $700 from the diocese because of
China. what it considered "seditious and
On the approved list, too, were treasonous" statements by some
the port of Cam Paj, North Viet- diocesan officials. On Wednesday
nam's third largest, and two MIG 30 placard-carrying pickets pa-
jet fields-Phuc Yen and Cat Bi, raded outside the diocesan head-
which had been spared in the past. quarters demanding Bishop De-
When it was evident that the Witt clarify his stand on civil
North Vietnamese were switching disobedience.
some of their supply movement to The bishop said his statement
sampans, barges and other ,water- yesterday stemmed from a recent
craft, U.S. bombers were free to call by the Rev. David Gracie for
attack six different boatyards, young men to burn their draft
boat repair setups, and a navy cards. Bishop DeWitt said he took

are needed to support Viet Cong
and North Vietnamese forces in
South Vietnam at their current
level of combat activity, and that
it has been estimated that North
Vietnamese total imports amount
to about 5,800 tons a day.
1sted to Ceas
il '_Disorder

some indicators that the heavier
air attacks and broadened range
of targets are making the Com-
munists' task tougher, more costly



since the

LONDON (I)--Qualified author-
ities reported yesterday that Bri-
tain and Egypt have agreed to
resume diplomatic relations brok-
en by President Gamal Nasser in
1965 over the Rhodesia crisis. The
provisional agreement was said to
provide for a timetable which, if
observed, will see the two
countries exchanging ambassadors
within a month or so.
Favorite British candidate for
ambassador is Sir Harold Beeley,
who held the post until Nasser's
break with the British.

Some sources said the agree-
ment could be jeopardized if Is-
raeli-Egyptian shooting across the
Suez Canal escalates and lead to
Egypt's reappraisal of the decision.
Future use of the Suez Canal
figured as a key factor during
Beeley's recent fence - mending
talks with Egyptian officials in
Yesterday Prime Minister Har-
old Wilson estimated in Parlia-
ment that closing of the canal is
costing B r i t a i n $56 million

World News Roundup
By The Associated Press ther UN action on the Middle East.
DETROIT-Ford Motor Co. was A U.S. delegation spokesman
hopeful yesterday that unsettled said Goldberg had "hoped and ex-
issues at 28 Ford union locals pected" to give it the adminis-
would be settled in a hurry so it tration's views yesterday morning
might resume car production Mon- on a proposed Senate resolution
day, suggesting that President Johnson
United Auto Workers President consider putting the Vietnam war
Walter P. Reuther formally noti- before the UN Security Council
fled Ford late Wednesday that the again.
firm's 160,000 hourly paid workers
had approved a new, three-year WASHINGTON - Living costs
national contract. continued to outclimb record-set-
Ford reported yesterday that 73 ting pay gains for most Americans
of the 101 UAW locals represent- last month and gave President
ing Ford workers had initialed Johnson further argument for a
agreements settling their local tax increase, the government re-
problems. ported yesterday.
* *The two-tenths of one per cent
UNITED NATIONS -U.S. Am- rise in consumer prices, plus
bassador Arthur J. Goldberg can- steadily rising costs of industrial
celed an appearance before the raw materials, "corroborate the
Senate Foreign Relations Commit- need for a tax increase," said Com-
tee on Vietnam yesterday because missioner Arthur M. Ross of the
of backstage negotiations on fur- Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It was intolerable, said Wilson,
that any nation should shut the
canal to international shipping. He,
took care, however, not to blame
either Egypt or Israel for the
closure which has lasted since the
June 5-10 war.
Egypt has said it will not raise
sunken ships and reopen the canal
until Israeli forces withdraw from
the east bank.
Wilson was questioned about
Middle East policies in the House
of Commons, particularly about
reports that Britain may provide
Egypt with financial aid needed
because of the canal's closure.
He replied he knew of no such,
suggestions. On other Middle East
issues Wilson made these points:
-Any lasting Middle 'Eastern
settlement "must provide for free
passage" for ships of all nations
through international waterways.
This meant Israel should be free
to use the Suez Canal.
-The longer the canal remains
closed the more difficult it will
be to solve the problems of silt-
ing. Ships that could use the
canal six months ago will be un-
able to pass through today.


bishop had issued no guidelines
on such matters. But, he said,
from now on such statements will
not be tolerated.
"It is one thing to administer
to those whose concern leads them
to challenge a law or its adminis-
tration as unjust," the bishop's
statement said. "It is another
thing to encourage them to break
the law. Such encouragement is
"Any diocesan staff person
whose conscience leads him to en-
gage in civil disobedience will do
so knowing that such action may
lead to his dismissal."
In reply to questions, Bishop
DeWitt said it would be difficult
to say, under church law, whether
his order must be followed by all
Episcopal clergymen and parish
priests, or only his immediate
staff. The order is directed spe-
cifically to his staff, he 'said, but
all clergymen are expected to
obey orders of the presiding bishop.


responsibility for the *Rev. Mr.

I ~---- --

Wednesday night George Wood-
cock, general secretary of the
Trade Union Congress, called the
charges "eyewash" and added, "I
flatly refuse to believe in this

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