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FRIDAY, MAY 18,1967









Cairo Asks
'very Soon'
Public Report Today
To General Assembly
After Private Reply
Secretary-General U Thant was
reported last night to have decided
to withdraw the U.N. Emergency
Force from Egypt and the Egyp-
tian-administered Gaza Strip in
response to a request from the
Cairo government.
Diplomatic sources said he had
given that word to delegates from
the seven countries having troops
in the 3,400-man buffer force. He
met with the seven in late after- . ,
They said Thant remarked that
since Egypt had requested the
withdrawal, he had no choice but A SECON]
to comply. Join a div
Very Soon' Israel and
One ambassador at the meeting
said, "It looks like the force will
be withdrawn very soon." NEW$1
Egypt had asked for the with-
drawal of the force, which has
contributed to stability in the -
MieEast for the last 10 years,
"as soon as possible."
A U.N. spokesman said Thant
would report on the situation in
writing tomorrow to the 122-na-
tion General Assembly, now in spe-
cial session on other matters. The
spokesman declined to confirm of- WASHING
ficially the reports that Thant had Johnson sai
agreed to pull out the force. He been no cha
said that Thant handed the Egyp- in Vietnam
tian delegation his reply to the tion is as s
withdrawal request last night, but been."
that the reply would not be made Johnson t
public until tomorrow. news confer
it. Meanwhile enlistment offices this country
opened throughout Egypt yester- Vietnam fron
day and President Gamal Abdel sion "is in
Nasser's troops and armor swarm- freedom ever
ed into the Sinai Desert in chal- "I think y
lenge to a claimed Israeli threat ly anyone fe
against Syria. to be a un
Israel in turn took steps to meet Johnson sai
M increasing dangers to its southern As he ha
border facing Sinai. Johnson aga
At the United Nations in New to whether
York and elsewhere diplomats election in 1
worked intensely to keep a seeming
war of nerves from exploding into Asked whe
a military collision between Israel election, Jo
and its Arab enemies. tioner to loo
Developments a news con
As the crisis deepened, there Ranch in Te
were these developments: said then h
O In London British Foreign bridge when
Secretary George Brown said that Pressed fu
Egypt's request for withdrawal of tors will d
the U.N. force made a mockery seeks re-elec
of the peace-keeping work of the "I have a
United Nations. my time on
O In Cairo, a spokesman for the A newsma
Arab Socialist party said 500,000 repeated for
volunteers are expected to enlist other upsets
when university exams are over cities during
next week. A state of emergency Ra
was declared in hospitals, with Johnson
doctors and nurses on round-the- kept in close
clock shifts. ation throu
* In Tel Aviv, an Israeli source who have r
claimed that Egypt has moved a field, and n
"huge force" into the Sinai Pen- staff, and
insula. He said- Israel was in al- Congress wi
most hourly contact with the great $75 million
powers over the situation. The priation to
source said Egypt's demand for they are mos
withdrawal of the U.N. force, cre- . If the m
ated after the Suez conflict of Johnson sai
1956, should be referred to the immediately.

U.N. General Assembly.
" In Damascus, Syrian Foreign
Minister Ibrahim Makhos, after II



More Time Warns Against Suppression
On Defense Of Compatriots in Hong Kong


-Associated Press
D EGYPTIAN armored division moved into the Sinai Desert bordering Israel yesterday to
ision already stationed there. The Arab Republic claims it is preparing for an attack from
has also reinforced air force units in Sinai.
inson Sees No Alterations
U.S. Objectives in Vietnam

Asks Senate To Delay
Debating of Censure '
Planned for Monday
nas J. Dodd appealed to the Sen-
ate yesterday for more time to
prepare his defense against mis-
conduct charges and a censure
With debate scheduled to begin
Monday, the white-haired Con-
necticut Democrat told his col-
"I don't think I am asking for
very much. I don't know what is
going to be lost by a little more
"For the time being,", said thel
Senate Democratic leader, Mike
Mansfield of Montana, "the pres-
ent decision still stands."
But Mansfield indicated the
Senate timetable will be reviewed.
Sen. Russell B. Long (D-La),
began the quest for a postpone-
ment, asking a six-week delay.
Sens. John 0. Pastore (D-RI),
an Albert Gore (D-Tenn), sup-
ported Dodd's plea for a postpone-
"This man has been a victim'
of a good deal of- injustice al-
ready," Long said of Dodd. "I fear
that he will be the victim of more
injustice if the Senate should rush
into judgment on this matter.
The Senate ethics committee un-
animously recommended on April
27 that Dodd be censured for con-
duct which "tends to bring the
Senate into dishonor and dis-
After a 14-month investigation,
the panel reported that Dodd had
put to personal use at least $116,
083 raised at political affairs, and
had billed both the government
and private organizations for his
expenses on seven official trips.
Long, the oniy senator who has
come to Dodd's defense, said he
has not had time to fully consider
the evidence and the report in the'
Dodd case.
Long asserted that some sen-
ators are prepared to vote for cen-
cure because public opinion polls
show the people think Dodd should
be punished, or because the House
earlier this year refused to seat
Adam Clayton Powell in a miscon-
duct case.
The Louisiana senator, who is
assistant majority leader, did not
formally propose a postponement,
but he said he will do so later. And
he indicated he will seek to force
a roll call vote if the leadership
rejects his plea.

HONG KONG (A')-Red China
told the British yesterday it would
not tolerate "Fascist suppression
of Chinese compatriots in Hong
Kong." It accused the British of
engaging in an anti-Chinese plot
in collusion with the United States.
Radio Peking said Deputy Pre-
mier Hsieh Fu-chic, who also is
security minister, issued the warn-
ing at an anti-British rally at-
:ended by 100,000 in the Red Chi-
nese capital.
As Hsieh spoke, quiet returned
to Hong Kong's teeming Kowloon
quarter, where anti-British rioting
first erupted May 11. The rioting
began after police broke up de-
monstrations by strikers at three
factories making artificial flowers.
But. thousands of pro-Commu-

nist Chinese marched on Govern-
ment House on Hong Kong Island
throughout the day, plastering its
walls and gates with anti-British
posters. There was no violence.
Clenched fists upraised, they
screamed accusations of "British
Fascist atrocities." They declared
Gov. Sir David Trench, who re-
fused to see a Chinese delegation,
was "the main culprit in racial
suppression of the Chinese."
The stock market in this crown
colony on Red China's doorstep
has been inactive for three days.
Brokers were loath to quote prices
amid a threat that could lead to
panic selling of securities. The
Hong Kong currency market fluc-
tuated minute by minute and it
refused to give out quotations.

Ford Sees Rising Prices,
Unjust' Wage Demands

.TON WP) -President
A yesterday there has
nge in U.S. objectives
and "our determina-
trong as it has ever
old a hurriedly called
ence that he believes
Y's defense of South
)m Communist aggres-
the best interest of
ou can see that hard-
eels that there ought
nilateral withdrawal,"
s done in the past,
in provided no clue as
he would seek re-
ther he would seek re-
hnson told the ques-
k up what he said at
rference at the LBJ
exas in November. He'
he would cross -that
the time came.
rther as to what fac-
etermine whether he
tion, Johnson said:
lot of things to spend
besides that."
n said there had been
ecasts of violence and
,largely racial, in the
the summer.
eial Violence
replied that he had
e touch with the situ-
ugh various officials
'esponsibility in that
members of his own
that he was hopeful
1l act favorably on a
supplemental appro-
ease tensions where
st acute.
oney is appropriated,
d, it will be allocated
'orid NeMC

Questioning about Vietnam be-
gan when a newsman asked about
the recent action placing the pa-
cification program under military
rather than civil command.
Johnson said the decision had
been recommended by many peo-
ple and that it was taken in an
effort to make the operation more
He said Gen. William C. West-
moreland, U.S. military com-
mander in Vietnam, was not anxi-
ous to take on the added burden
but did so because of the un-
animity of opinion that this was
the best course.
The most compelling argument
in favor of military direction,
Johnson said, was to provide a
single chain of command.
"We thought we would give it
a try and we think we will get
more efficient work from the
South Vietnamese themselves,"
Johnson said.
Johnson also said stories pre-
dicting a $5 billion increase in the
present military budget estimate
for the fiscal year beginning July
1 had no solid foundation at this
time. He did not rule out such
an increase as a possibility, but
said it was too early to tell.
Senate Critics
Johnson declined any direct
comment on the statement of 16
Senate critics of his Vietnam pol-
icy that they wanted Hanoi to
know they oppose any U.S. pull-
out without concessions from
North Vietnam.
On the subject of his successes
and setbacks in Congress, John-
son said he regretted very much
the House action Wednesday re-
jecting an expansion of the rent
supplement program for the poor.
He called this "a program for
the disadvantaged and the poor,"
and expressed hope that the Sen-
T17 -

ate wil give it more favorable con-
He jabbed at Republicans for
opposing rent supplements, saying,
"I wish I could be more con-
vincing to the Republican leader-
But he said he was pleased wtih
the progress being made toward
getting the $75 million supple-
mental appropriation to ease racial
tensions in the cities, as well as
approval of the Teacher Corps and
the model cities program.
Johnson remarked that he did
not want to paint a rosy picture
on negotiations for a non-proli-'
feration nuclear treaty, but said
he could see no insurmountable
As for relations with Communist
China, Johnson said he knew of
nothing that would indicate any
optimistic changes.

DETROIT ,P)-Henry Ford II
said yesterday "there is no justifi-
cation whatsoever for outsized
gains by the United Auto Workers
in forthcoming labor negotiations."
The chairman of Ford Motor
Co. also said at his firm's stock-
holders meeting that "substantial
price increases" are in the offing,
due partly to costs of government
auto safety standards and air pol-
lution requirements.
He did not spell out the amount
of the increase but previous esti-
mates had been that price tags
of next year's models will be up-
ped by $100 to $150.
Ford Report
Ford devoted a major share of
his report to the forthcoming auto
labor contract talks with the Unit-
ed Auto Workers Union.
"There are indications that
there will be many difficult issues
and that the union's expectations
may be unreasonably high" he
Ford added, "In 1914, my grand-
father-Henry Ford-made history
by introducing the $5 day. By the
middle of this year, Ford's average
labor cost is expected to be $5 per
"We have not, of course, re-
ceived the UAW's specific demands
but there are indications that
there will be many difficult issues.
"We shall bargain flexibly this
summer to reach a settlement that
is responsible to all of the essential
interests involved, including our
Ford continued, "We shall do

whatever is in our power to reach
a settlement peacefully if we can.
But we are determined to keep the
settlement within reasonable and
responsive limits and to preserve
our ability to manage the com-
pany's operations effectively and
Ford continued his attack on
some of the government's new fed-
eral safety standards as he told
"Unfortunately, we have had
serious difficulties establishing
meaningful communications with
the government. As a result, we
have incurred extraordinary costs.
"And we, and other manufac-
turers, have been forced to op-
pose the imposition of some stand-
ards or proposed standards that
would be totally unreasonable and
unrealistic or impossible to meet
in the time available to us.
"We have been forced, in other
words, into a position of appear-
ing uncooperative and seeming to
resist actions that presumably
would improve the safety of our
products, This is not our inten-
tion," he said.

Forty miles to the west, in the
Portugese colony of Macao, 300
Chinese demonstrated in front of
the British consulate, then were
admited in small groups to see
Consul Norman Ions to press their
charges of police brutality in Hong
While the rally was in Peking,
demonstrators paraded outside the
British legation for the fourth
straight day.
On the platform as Hsieh spoke
were Premier Chou En-lai and
Chen Po-ta, head of the purge
"The current large-scale sup-
pression in Hong Kong is part of
the anti-China plot planned by
the British authorities in Hong
Kong in collusion with U.S. im-
perialism and Nationalist Chinese
C h i a n g Kaishek bureaucrats,"
Hsieh declared.
He charged Britain permitted
the Americans to use Hong Kong
as "a base of aggression for U.S.
imperialism" and said Britain was
a "cat's paw for U.S. imperialism
in its aggressive war in Vietnam."
Some British believe Red China
has provoked the trouble in Hong
Kong in an attempt to get Britain
to halt the United States from
using the colony for rest and
recreation for its forces in Viet-
Five Demands
Hsieh declared Britain must "ac-
cept unconditionally the five-
point demands" in a note Red
China handed the British Monday.
The demands are punishment
of police in Hong Kong, a halt to
all "racial suppression against
Chinese," release of all persons ar-
rested during the rioting, compen-
sation for victims and a guarantee
against recurrence of the alleged
police suppression.
Far from bowing, British au-
thorities in Hong Kong have gone
ahead with prosecution of Chinese
arrested during the rioting. Kow-
loon courts on Thursday sentenced
72 persons to terms ranging from
3 to 24 months for unlawful as
sembly, rioting, or breach of cur-

McNamara Predicts
Improved Program,

Administration Of ficials Debate)
New Bid for, UN Intervention '

WASHINGTON (A')-Under sen-
atorial pressure, Johnson admin-
istration officials are debating
whether to make a new bid for
United Nations intervention in
seeking peace in Vietnam.
Senate Majority Leader Mike
Mansfield of Montana said in a
speech this week that the time has
come to put the war and peace
problems formally before the Se-
curity Council. He indicated that
President Johnson was favorably
disposed toward his proposition.
Administration officials said pri-
vately yesterday that action is
under consideration but that so
far no one has succeeded in fig-
uring out a plan which would be
any more than a new peace
Mansfield Speech
Mansfield made his speech in
the Senate Monday. On Tuesday
he was with a group of congres-
sional leaders who talked with the
President at the White House.
S--sequently reports circulated
that the President was near a
final decision.
Administration officials said
that is not true; no clear and ef-
fective line of action has emerged,
they said.
Secretary of State Dean Rusk

told newsmen on Capitol Hill that
a new effort to bring the matter
before the United Nations was a
possibility that had been discussed
but that there was nothing that
could be said about timing or de-
He said the United States had
favored such a step but added:
"Hanoi and Peking have said this
is none of the United Nations'
In New York, U.S. Ambassador
Arthur J. Goldberg told newsmen:
"All of you are familiar with the
problems we have in this area."
U.S. sources have said they con-
sidered Soviet opposition an insur-
mountable obstacle to effective
U.N. action by the Security Coun-
Administration officials were
nevertheless aware that senatorial
critics, having recently cautioned
North Vietnam against misjudging
their attitude and specifically say-
ing a U.S. surrender is not the
solution they seek, would undoubt-
ably welcome some new peace ef-
fort by the President.
Peace probes, so far as is pub-
licly known, have been at an im-
passe since mid-March at the
latest. It was then President Ho
Chi Minh of North Vietnam, hav-

ing turned down a personal appeal
from Johnson for secret talks,
made public their exchange of let-
ters. Since then the war has in-
U.N. Agenda
The United States put the con-
flict formally on the agenda of
the U.N. Security Council in Janu-
ary 1966.
Goldberg did not press for
further action at that time be-
cause as he saw it U.S. insistence
on a resolution calling for a peace
conference and ceasefire would
have been vetoed by the Russians
or otherwise defeated.
Mansfield said that U.N. Sec-
retary-General U Thant was then
interested in keeping personal
freedom of action in peace making.
Thant made one of his major
forays on the diplomatic front
three months ago when, on a trip
home to Burma, he used the oc-
casion to talk with representatives
of North Veitnam. They made it
clear that they would meet him
only as a prominent citizen of the
world and not as U.N. secretary-
From the beginning of the Viet-
namese conflict Red China and
North Vietnam have contended
that it is not a matter of proper
concern for the united Nations.

WASHINGTON (A')-Secretary
of Defense Robert S. McNamara
said yesterday he is hopeful that
the key pacification program in
South Vietnam, after lagging bad-
ly, will show improvement over the
next six months.
McNamara spoke at a news con-
ference a week after 'the chief
responsibility for the American
part of the pacification program
was shifted from civilian to mili-
tary control.
He acknowledged that progress
in pacification, the breaking of
Communist control over the coun-
tryside, has been "very slow in-
But he noted the reorganization
of the U.S. effort and said "I am
hopeful that the next six months
will see more improvement than
has been evidenced in the past
six months."
Other Phases
McNamara said that other
phases of the U.S. campaign-the
drive to destroy North Vietnamese
and Viet Cong regular units- con-
tinue to proceed satisfactoriely. He
gave the same judgment on polit-
ical developments in South Viet-
nam leading to establishment of a
democratic system of government.
McNamara refused to be pinned
down with any forecast of when
the war might end successfully.
"I don't want to predict the time
when victory will come," the de-
fense secretary said.
In response to another question,
McNamara said there are no pres-
ent plans to call any reserve units
to active duty.
Primary Responsibility
McNamara said the primary
responsibility for bringing peace
and security to the Vietnam coun-
tryside "must be assigned to the
South Vietnamese."

McNamara also pledged there
"will be no compromises" with
what he called the gross injus-
tice of housing discrimination
against Negro soldiers in areas
around military bases.

Cairo talks,
said Egypt
turned into
attacks, he
Arab land

with Egyptian leaders,
and Syria have been
an arsenal. If Israel
said, "we shall turn
into a graveyard of
both Israel and Syria
border and Israel's


vs ioundup

Raids by
acros the

threat of reprisal for Syrian sabo-
tage in frontier areas touched off
the current crisis.
While the crisis has reached an
explosive stage, most quarters,
even in Cairo, doubted Egypt
wants war with Israel now. But
they conceded a spark could set off
a major confrontation.
The crisis has brought Egypt,
Syria, Jordan and Iraq to a state
of military preparedness greater
than at any time since the 1956
war in the desert.
Premier Youssef Zayyen met
with his Syrian Cabinet and "re-
viewed and approved measures
taken to insure a maximum force-
ful retaliation to any Israeli ag-
gression," Damascus radio re-

By The Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela - Pedro
Paris Montesinos, Venezuela's am-
bassador to the Organization of
American States, flew back to
Washington yesterday with a re-
quest for an inter-American con-
ference to condemn Cuba's sup-
port of guerrillas in Venezuela.
He will refer to the recent guer-
rilla landing east of Caracas in
asking the OAS foreign ministers
to condemn Cuba for its constant
support of subversion in Ven-
ezuela. The United States supports
this proposal.
* * *
WASHINGTON - The nation's
railroads asked the government
yesterday to approve an emer-
gency increase in freight rates es-
timated to total about $300 million
a year.
In a petition filed with the In-
terstate Commerce Commission,
316 railroads representing the

eastern and western districts said
they need the increase to cover
rising labor costs.
* * *
GENEVA-The 17-nation dis-
armament conference resumed
yesterday after an eight-week re-
cess. The United States and the
Soviet Union were unable to pre-
sent an agreed treaty to halt the
spread of nuclear weapons.

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