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To Speed Appropriations

Policy Rider
Rejected onz
Money Bill
Senate Will Not.Allow
Military Bill To Be
Viet Nain Opinion Poll
WASHINGTON (')-Democratic?
leaders opened a rousing Senate
9 battle yesterday to prevent a mili-
tary fund, bill from being linked
to policy declarations riders on
the administration's handling of
the Viet Nam war.
The veteran chairman of the
Senate Armed'Services Committee,
Sen. Richard B. Russell (D-Ga)
opened the debate with a call for
speedy passage of the bill author-
izing $4.8 billion for the purchase
of helicopters, aircraft, missiles,
tracked combat vehicles, medicines
and other supplies for the armed;
forces in Viet Nam.
Russell said he opposes any at-D
tempt to attach policy riders, de- DISPLAYIN
caring it is "vital that this bill dent Johnso
clear the Congress by the latter
part of this month."
part O pi109nion Poll
Russell told his colleagues the
measure should not be used n'as a
poll of congressional opinion on
whether our foreign policy is T of
He has not been able to sug-
gest any honorable solution of the WASHINGT
Viet Nam conflict "other than the ernment yeste
course now being followed by the terest rate on
President," Russell said, and he by four-tenths
challenged other senators to come a three-pronge
up with one. en the econo
Sen. Russell B. Long (D-La), and help meet
the acting Democratic leader, told the Viet Nam
newsmen that "some people would president J
like to pull the rug out from un- Prese J
der our boys' by attaching restric- th 4inpercenf
tive policy riders to the bill. ceremony. It i
Attacks Pacifists crease since 1
Then he went onto the Senate was raised fro
floor and in an arm-waving speech The new rat
decried those who counsel a pol- Series E andI
icy of "retreat and defeat."
Long, holding forth in the ab-
sence of ailing Majority Leader
Mike Mansfield of Montana, pro-
posed countering critics by attach-
ing a rider to the bill endorsing
President Johnson's Asian poli-
cies. But Russell said he is against By The A
any riders, and urged the Senate
not to "shilly-shally." du HINGT
The first amendment offered dustrial produ
was by Sens. Wayne Morse (D- during Januar
Ore) and Ernest Gruening (D- per cent of th
Alaska). It would prohibit the as- the Federal R
signment of any draftees to the ported yesterda
Southeast Asia area unless they
volunteered, or Congress specif- WASHINGT
ically authorized it later. union by workI
Predicts Surrender plant was set
Morse dropped a cryptic remark the National
into the debate when he said he Board whichf
thinks the Viet Cong are going munityleaders
to surrender "in a matter of rageous interfe
weeks." ' tion t
"But that doesn't mean there ist
going to be peace," he said, add-
ing, that the United States will be WASHINGT
bedded down in Asia for years to ment's spy age
come. firmed Wednes
Sen. Vance Hartke (D-Ind) cruiting teams
spokesman for a group of senators college campus
who opposed the resumption of dents as prosp
bombing in North Viet Nam, said agents.
a rider opposing escalation of the.
war may be offered. Hartke added
in an interview, however, that ATLANTICt
critics of administration policy do dent Johnson p
not want to delay action on a last night on
measure authorizing equipment elementary and
for U.S. fighting men. doubling funds

-Associated Press
G AN OVERSIZED SAVINGS BOND, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Fowler and Presi-
n announced the increase in bond interest enacted yesterday.
ease Bond Ine rest Rate
lal t Inf'lation, Pay Cos ts

Fail To Kill
Communist Power
Traced To Sessions
For Guerrilla Planning
Republic ()--Terrorists yesterday
fired on members of the Inte'r-
American Human Rights Com-
mission but missed. The ferocity
and resourcefulness of the con-
tinuing attacks roused conjecture
as to how deeply guerrilla-trained
Communists are involved.
Left-wing extremists pledged at
the tricontinental conference in
Havana last month to turn the
Dominican Republic into another
Viet Nam.
One bullet, eyewitnesses said,
came within inches of hitting
Jaime Coruti of Chile. He was
about to board a helicopter near
Camp Randall, the largest United
States Army base in the city,
along with commission members
Carlos Dunsheo do Abranches of
Brazil and Osvaldo Vallejos of
Inspection Tour
They planned to fly to the San
Isidro air base on an inspection
U.S. patrols fanned out imme-
diately but were unable to locate
the snipers.
About 20 persons have been
killed and more than two score
wounded-including four U.S. par-
atroopers, one of them critically-
in seven nights of nonstop vio-
lence. The Americans have not
been identified.
The explosive terrorism is part
of the activities left-wing extrem-
ists are using to enforce a "pa-
triotic" general strike that has
the backing of left-wing mod-
erates, including the Dominican
Revolutionary- party and its chief,
ex-President Juan Bosch.
Brink of Collapse
Ostensibly in support of the
government, the strike has instead
brought the government to the
brink of collapse.
The week-long work stoppage,
concentrated chiefly in Santo
Domingo, was originally called to
protest police violence that result-
ed in the death of three students
during a Communist-led demon-
In throwing their support be-
hind the strike, the moderate and
left-wing factions sought to use
it to pressure the government into
ousting military leaders who had
refused to obey a presidential or-
der to leave the country.
This gave the strike a political
texture that makes it illegal.
There have been rumors that
some of the eight Dominican dele-
gates to the Havana conference
have returned clandestinely with
weapons, instructions and money.
The government has forbidden
them to come home.

Thant, Church Group Support
Viet Nam Peace Negotiations

By The Associated Press
Diplomatic efforts toward end-
ing the war in Viet Nam were sup-
ported yesterday by United Na-
tions Secretary-General U Thant
and the World Council of Church-
Thant said he shares the views
of President Charles de Gaulle on
how to bring peace to Viet Nam.
He said the objectives should be
neutrality, independence and non-
interference-points stressed by
the French leader.
The Soviet Union again voiced
opposition to any consideration of


Garment Uni(
Federal Wage
CI0 Amalgamated Clothing Work-
ers Union officials said yesterday
they would seek pay raises nearly
double the amount of White House
wage guidelines designed to curb!
"They don't worry us," union
President Jacob S. Potofsky said
of the Johnson administration
guidelines that set 3.2 per cent
as the maximum for noninfla-
tionary wage hikes.
But Potofsky said the garment
industry is a low-wage industry
and that he expected no great
administration pressure such as
the construction unions claim is
being exerted against their wage
Administration Inquiry
President C. J. Haggerty of the
AFL-CIO Building and Construc-
tion Trades Department said a
high administration spokesman
telephoned from Washington to
check Into his complaint about
federal pressure to hold down con-
struction wages.
The call reportedly came from
Asst. Secretary of Labor James J.
Reynolds, chief Labor Department
Haggerty strongly hinted Tues-
day that the federal government
might be using racial discrimina-
tion charges against construction
unions as part of the campaign to
limit wage increases in the high-
wage building industry.
Checks Facts
Haggerty told newsmen the
Washington caller wanted to know
if newspaper accounts of his state-
ment were accurate. Haggerty said1
he confirmed that they were.
Potofsky, in a separate news
conference, said his union will
start negotiating new national
contracts in the cotton garment

industry in June covering some
125,000 workers.
He said wage demands were not
yet set, but indicated they would
be at least as much as the in-
crease of more than 10 cents an
hour-about 6 per cent-negotiat-
ed a year ago.
Hourly Wage
Potofsky said workers in his un-
ion now average about $1.70 an
While Potofsky said the White
House wage guidelines had not af-
fected his own union much in the
past, he felt that in the cases of
some other unions "the guidelines
were not fair."

A major item in the resolution
asked the United States to "review
and modify its policy of contain-
ment of Communism" and sug-
gested that Communist nations
stop supporting revolutionary wars
to relieve international tension.
A far-reaching resolution by the
council's policy making Central
Committee called for peace nego-
tiations that would include the
Communist Viet Cong guerrillas as
representatives of parts of South
Viet Nam.
It appealed to North Viet Nam
to stop its infiltration of, the South
to facilitate peace. It called for a
place for Ted China "in the world
community of nations--the Unit-
ed Nations.
The resolution requested a
cease-fire "to serve as acooling-
off period" to test possibilities of

peace moves in the UN Security mediate action. He stressed again
Council-a stand also taken by his support of implementatiqn of
France. the 1954 Geneva agreements.
Action Unlikely In past statements Thant has
Diplomatic consultations contin- taken a negative attitude toward
ued on how the council should UN debate on Viet Nam. He has
tackle the problem, but the posi- favored a reconvening of the Ge-
tion taken by the Soviet Union, neva conference. He also has sug-
France and some other council gested that the present South Viet
members made prospects of agree- Nam government be widened to
ment slim. include representation of the Na-
tional Liberation Front, the poll-
De Gaulle made public Tuesday tical arm of the Viet Cong.
a letter to President Ho Chi Minh Advocate Negotiations
of North Viet Nam offering to In Geneva, in addition, the
participate in a peace settlement, World Council of Churches threw
but containing no plan for im- its prestige and influence behind
a negotiated solution in Viet Nam.
y e As one step it urged a halt to U.S.
)1 bombings of North Viet Nam.

ON (R)-The gov-
day raised the in-
U.S. Savings Bonds
of one per cent in
d effort to strength-
my, fight inflation
mounting costs of.
ohnson announced
rom 3.75 per cent
t at a White House
was the first in-
959 when the rate
m 3.52 per cent.
e will apply to all
H bonds, the type

sold to the public, as of lastDec. 1.
Faster Maturity
This means that Series E bonds
bought on Dec. 1 or afterward
will mature in seven years, instead
of seven years, nine months. Series
H bonds will continue to mature
over 10 years but will yield the
higher interest rate.
Holders of bonds purchased be-
fore Dec. 1, however, need not
cash them and buy new ones to,
benefit from the new rate. As of
Dec. 1, their bonds will begin
earning the new rate of interest
although the maturity date will

rld News Roundup

remain the same.
Savings bond sales have been
declining and the redemption of
unmatured bonds has increased
because of more attractive in-
terest rates in alternative invest-
ments. Treasury officials expressed
hope that the new interest rate
will reverse this trend.
Banks can pay up to 4 per cent
interest on person savings ac-
counts and some savings and loan
associations pay close to 5 per
New Rates
Here's how the new program will
work :
A $100 Series E bond, costing
$75, could be redeemed for $100
after seven years. It would be
worth $77.28 after one year, $90.40
after two years, $83.84 after three
years and $91.44 after five years.
A $1,000 Series H bond would
cost $1,000 but the semiannual
interest payments would be higher
than those paid before last Dec. 1.
On a new bond, the first payment
after six months would be $11, the
second payment after one year
of the purchase date would be
$19.40 followed by 18 semiannual
payments of $21.50.
Treasury officials said these
payments average 4.15 per cent.

ssociated Press

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ON-American in-
ition rose sharply
y to a record 149.9
.e 1957-59 average,
Reserve Board re-
ON-Rejection of a
ers in a Mississippi
aside yesterday by
Labor Relations
found many com-
were guilty of "out-
rence" in the elec-
* *
ON- The govern-
ncy, the CIA, con-
day that it has re-
visiting about 100
es interviewing stu-
ective analysts and
x *I
CITY, N.J.-Presi-
put top priority tags
stepped-up aid to
d secondary schools,
for Operation Head

Start, money for a Teacher Corps
and overhaul of the school lunch
LONDON-The British govern-
ment is having serious doubts
about the future of a European
project to launch a space satellite
because of spiralling costs and
technological questions, official
sources said last night.
CALCUTTA, India-Fifty per-
sons were injured yesterday as
police fired on 2,000 rioting stu-
dents and others who stormed the
Basirhat courthouse, 40 miles from
here. The demonstrators were de-
manding extra food rations and a
reform in distribution of kerosene.'



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