TUE MICRICAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1'96'7
0 THE MICHIGAN DAILY FRJDAY, JUNE 2,1967
Compete for Loyalty of Viet Peasantry
AIGON (P)-"To the tillers be-
gs the soil."
Destroy the feudal land bar-
Food grown by the people's
at belongs to the people, not
Ch r o u g h o u t underdeveloped
ds of the world, Communists
ke powerful use of these and
ilar slogans in bidding for the
ular support vital to any Viet-
The figures are subject to chal-
lenge, but the Viet Cong claims to,
have seized nearly 2.3-million
acres from landlords and to have
turned them over to the peasants.
Farmers make up 80 per cent of
Vietnam's population and without
their support no effective victory
is possible here.
Despite Saigon claims of action
in land reform, U.S. officials cite
figures to indicate Premier Nguyen
Cao Ky has turned over only about
20,000 new acres duringl
two years in office.
en. Mark Hatfield (%-Ore.), right, talks with H. Franklin
aschall, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, prior to
Idressing the convention yesterday at Miami Beach. Hatfield
rged Christians to support world peace efforts.
Inlto Imp eris
Vi etam Economy
The evidence is that little has
been done about land reform since
President Ngo Dinh Diem fell in
Diem expropriated 229,000 acres
from French estate owners and
another 1.12 million from land-
lords who held in excess of 247
He distributed much of the best
land to government figures and
those whose loyalty he considered
important in the countryside. In
all some 645,000 acres were passed
Many men with large holdings
split them among their families
and turned over to the government
mostly marginal or nonproductive
Ky's regime has issued some
200,000 titles confirming Diem's
reform. The recipients only had
temporary title before.
There are still about 800,000
icres of land to be sold from the
Diem edicts before 1963. About
half is rated ascultivatable.
"What has never been but must'
now be recognized by the Viet-
namese government is that only a
real revolution in the countryside
can bring victory over the Com-
munists," an American source has
Maj. Gen. Nguyen Duc Thang,
head of the government's em-
battled pacification p r o g r a m,
echoed the view and said: "It is no
good to try to tell the people that
the Communists are bad."
"We must show them we can do
more for them and give them a
better life. This must not only be
in relationship to past regimes but
also better than the life the Com-
Ky is given good marks for in-
tentions by some Americans. They
point out that he must battle cen-
turies-old, Mandarin-style econ-
omic exploitation in the country-
The members of this society are
In Andrew Lugg's review of
f "Playboy of the Western World"
yesterday, all the references to
Shawn Keogh (John Moran) in .
fact refer to Christy Mahon
(Mark Metcalf), The error is
consistent throughout the ar-
ticle, so that readers should
now appreciate that it was Met-
calf's performance that was be-
ing endorsed. Apologies to all
powerful men and pay money in
the right places to insure that re-
forms don't threaten their way
These elements were strong
enough to emasculate efforts to
write tough land-reform legisla-
tion into Vietnam's new constitu-
Few peasants in the South are
aware of government land policies
made in Saigon, let alone those of
Interviews with peasants in an
area where the government re-
cently distributed many titles
showed most feel that land reform
is only for those with money or
Most said they knew of no one
who had actually received land.
They were certain neither they nor
their sons would ever get any.
The government sells its re-
formed land on an average for
about $80 an acre, a sum few pea-
sants could hope to amass under
the present tenant-farming sys-
Few realize that Saigon gives
farmers 12 years to pay for the
land and charges no interest.
Despite a government law set-
ting rent ceilings at 25 per cent of
tht annual crop, rents commonly
are 30 to 50 per cent or higher.
Not all this violates the spirit
of the law.
Most peasants are too poor to
buy fertilizer and some have to
eat their seed to stay alive. The
landlord has to provide it, at a
Or the peasant can borrow
money. Interest rates of 10 per
cent a month are common.
Billions of U.S. aid dollars since
1954 have altered little for pea-
sants. Half of the seven million
acres of farm land are worked by
There is some running room in
the land problem for many areas.
The war has become so fierce that
the peasants caught in the middle
worry most about staying alive.
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SAIGON (M--The Vietnamese
t of living, a major factor in
epolitical war here against the
t Cong, has spurted upward
ain and threatens to spiral out
In the first five months of the
ar, the cost of living index has
en 22 to 24 per cent. Only a
u weeks ago some U.S. sources
re saying the economy had been
Now some competent sources say
e big danger lies in the second
if of 1967.
The view is not unanimous with-
the American mission. But
ose looking on the bright side
k of keeping the total rise at
ween 30 and 50 per-cent this
ar. It went up 70 per cent in
66, and if it topped that figure
s year, the overheated economy
ild spin out of control.
The problem continues to be too
my piastres chasing too few
ods. But .the emphasis has
n 1966 the demand for import-
consumer goods, plus rice
culation, sent the economy sky-
keting. The United States,
ough its food and commodity
port programs, was' able to jam
ough goods into the market
ce to dampen the inflationary
Now the pressure is on food
prices and for locally produced
goods a shift that apparently
caught the U.S. Agency for Inter-
national Development mission un-
prepared. The war-fed prosperity,
almost entirely restricted to urban
areas, has touched off widespread
demand for both better and more
A U.S. source said there is no
plan to try to ease the situation
with imports financed by the U.S.
He added there also are no plans
for price and wage freezes or ra-
tioning, all three common in war
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