THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1966
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See Chinese Indonesian Students Riot;
old Policies, Call for Communist Purge
Replies to Johnson
Letter; No Formal
PARIS (kP)-Ignoring a warning
from President Johnson, France
announced yesterday it will go
ahead with plans to pull all troops
out of the Atlantic alliance and
to assume control of United States
bases on French soil by 1969.
French President Charles de
Gaulle, in a terse statement issued
by a Cabinet spokesman, said that
France could see no possibility of
useful discussion on effective re-
form of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization. Therefore, he said,
France was going ahead with its
pullout from the 15-member
alliance's integrated command
France also will act to "re-
establish her full sovereignty"-
meaning that some 26,000 Ameri-
can troops on French soil will have
to submit to French authority by
1969, or leave.
Meanwhile, a brisk round of
Allied discussions on De Gaulle's
latest moves already has begun.
There were reports from London
that a special foreign ministers'
meeting might be called.
The United States is seeking the
opinion of its allies before re-
sponding in detail to De Gaulle's
proposals. The prospects seemed
to be for long drawn-out talks be-
fore any decision can be taken.
De Gaulle said France is willing
to have talks with its allies on the
consequences of the actions and
to make mutual defense pacts.
De Gaulle said that France
would not formally renounce the
NATO treaty when it runs out in
April 1969, but wants to retain the
spirit of the treaty, without par-
ticipatign in its closely coordinat-
ed military structure.
De Gaulle's views were set forth
in a letter sent to President John-
son Monday. Johnson's reply,
transmitted to the NATO Council
by the U.S. permanent represen-
tative on the council, Harland
Cleveland, said that De Gaulle's
insistence that foreign bases on
French soil should come under
French command was striking at
the heart of NATO and should be
discussed within NATO.
Cleveland said, in effect, that1
while De Gaulle's letter was ad-
dressed only to Johnson, it really
concerned all of the alliance.
De Gaulle's spokesman said that
he was dispatching similar letters,
to other chiefs of Allied govern-
ments but he did not name them.
They were expected to include
Canada, which has about 3,500
men in France, and West Ger-
many, where France has about two
troop divisions and tactical airi
Soviet Trip Announced 1
Informed sources yesterday an-.
nounced also that Charles de1
Gaulle's oficial visit to the Soviet
Union wil begin June 20.2
The details of the trip, to lastl
about 12 days, have not been
definitely arranged. Negotiations
are under way to decide on the
principal places to be visited.
Washington Briefs oI SINGAPORE (R) - Swarming
over barbed wire barricades yes-
Peking Actions; Call terday, about 10,000 anti-Com- t
S' 'f'munist Indonesian students oc- (
Significance Unclear cupied the Education Building ins
Jakarta in the second straight day
WASHINGTON (P-State De- of attacks on government offices,c
partment officials said yesterday reliable Singapore sources reported.
that Red China is apparently con- Later, about 3.000 of the stu-r
ducting a broad foreign policy re- dnswn trigit h a-
dents went storming into the Par- #
abr adfter a series of setbacks liament building and presented
demands to members that Com-
Peking has called home a num- munists be purged from the gov-
ber of ambassadors from widely enbent, the informants said.
scattered areas, officials said. Retuning travelers said the.
They noted also that Foreign students also attacked and ran-k
Minister Chen Yi disappeared sacked the offices of the Chinese
from public view for a while. How- Communist news agency. Hsin
ever, Peking has again reported Hua. The students have been de-'
his presence in the capital in the manding that Communist Chinese:
last couple of days. correspondents stop writing what
they call lies about Indonesia.
This information was given at Force Minister Out
Thi inforDatintwasriven atr The students in Jakarta vented
a State Department briefing for, their ire on the basic education
representatives of nongovern- mhnirtern hbasiadeutyn
mental organizations from around Pmister, Sumarjo, and Deputy
the United States. Premier Subandrio, who also is
foreign ministert Thp studentsnrep
The sources with contacts in:
Indonesia said the army tolerated
the demonstrations. As proof they
cited reports of how the soldiers
acted in anti-Communist and pro-
Communist demonstrations Tues-,
When 200 to 300 pro-Commu-
nist students attacked the U.S.
Embassy, they broke windows and
set fire to three cars before troops
dispersed them. But when 8,0001
students attacked and sacked the
Indonesian Foreign Ministry,
dragging furniture into the streets
and burning it, soldiers "just stood
by and smiled," one source as-
The sources in Singapore said
in the past few days most of the
armed forces have lined up behind
the ousted defense minister, Gen.
Abdul Haris Nasution, an anti-
Communist. Sukarno fired him
last month, touching off the
In the past few days, one source
said, the powerful trade unions of
Indonesia have thrown in their
lot with the students.
"The majority of the people are
now with the students and the
army," he continued. "The only
force Sukarno and Subandrio
could draw on now are the palace
guards and some of the pro-
Communist students and political
organizations that Subandrio has
been nurturing with his support
world News Roundup
By The Associated Press against U.S. imperialist aggres-
DETROIT-Sinai Hospital re- sion."
FRENCH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ADDRESSES NEWSMEN at press conference at which he first
called for the dismantling of the NATO integrated command structure by 1969. De Gaulle asked '
that France regain control of all troops stationed on her soil by that time.
Johnson War Tax Bill Passes,
Committee Asks for Viet Aid
WASHINGTON (P)-A skeptical,
critical Senate Foreign Relations
Committee urged approval yes-
terday of $275 million in emer-
gency economic aid for South Viet
Nam, and President Johnson's Viet
Nam war tax bill rode through the
Senate by a 79-9 vote after more
than a billion dollars in potential
revenue had been squeezed out
Even as the Foreign Relations
Committee called for passage of
President Johnson's supplemental
aid program-which totals $415
million for Southeast Asia and
other trouble spots-it questioned
whether the assistance will lead
to "a better way of life for the
people of South Viet Nam."
It called for an investigation of
reported corruption in the Viet-
namese aid program.
And two Democratic senators-
Frank Church of Idaho and
Joseph S. Clark of Pennsylvania-
added a statement declaring their
support of the bill is not a rati-
fication of the administration's
Viet Nam policy.
War Tax Bill
Meanwhile, the shortened war
tax bill headed for a conference
with the House, where administra-
tion leaders hoped to restore it to
its origiMal $6 billion shape.
The biggest of two revenue
changes was written into the bill
Tuesday when the Senate adopted
45-40 a Republican proposal to
add 1.8 million persons not pres-
ently covered to the Social Secur-
ity rolls. This would cost an
estimated $760 million a year.
Yesterday the Senate wrote into
the bill-46 to 42 over adminis-
tration objections-an amendment
by Sen. Vance Hartke (D-Ind) to
wipe out a projected increase in
tax on local residential telephone
service. This eliminated about $315
million of revenue from the legis-
The Hartke proposal would re-
duce a 10 per cent levy proposal
by keeping residential service at
the present 3 per cent.
The tax on long distance and
business service would go back to
10 per cent as Johnson had pro-
posed for all telephone service.
At Senate Hearings
Secretary of Defense Robert Mc-
Namara and Chairman of Joint
Chiefs of Staff Earle Wheeler
testified before the House Armed
Services Committee, and made
their comments to reporters out-
side the hearing room.
Wheeler said U.S. and South
Vietnamese forces "hold the battle
initiative" in the Southeast Asian
McNamara said "it is too soon
to tell" whether a turning point
has been reached. But he said air-
ground offensives against the
Communists "have been very suc-
cessful in the past few days."
A large number of senior State
Department officials, from Sec-7
retary Dean Rusk and Under-
secretary George W. Ball on down,
were listed as speaking at the
In reporting Peking's foreign I
policy review, the officials de-j
clined to predict the outcome-
whether Red China will ease her]
hard-line policy toward the West,'
or become even more militant.
The Chinese self examination,l
the officials said, follows a seriesa
of rebuffs in recent months. These
included the anti-Communist up-
surge in Indonesia, the India-
Pakistan settlement, and the anti-1
Chinese developments in a ,num-
ber of African countries.
As for American policy toward
Red China, the State Department
officials took issue with some of
the criticisms that have been
voiced at the current hearings
before the Senate Foreign Rela-
tions Committee headed by Sen.
J. W. Fulbright (D-Ark).
The officials said those who
have been talking about improv-
ing U.S. relations with Peking;
ought to answer the question of
what to do about Nationalist
This is because the Communist
Chinese have insisted that before
any other issue can be solved,
Taiwan must be turned over to,
them, the officials said.
They said Washington and
Peking have had many talks-the
129th U.S.-Red Chinese ambas-
sadorial meeting is scheduled in
Warsaw, Poland, thiscweek-and
in 10 years of these discussions
the Chinese have always started
with a demand for Taiwan. And
without Taiwan, the Communists
refuse to discuss any other matter,
would tell them what action he support in railway transport "has
wants taken to stop the demon- made an active contribution to the
strations. Vietnamese people's s t r u g g 1 e
.. e (li t
trying to force Subandrio out of
the Cabinet because they consider
he is pro-Communist Chinese.
Jakarta radio said Sukarno and
Subandrio visited the Foreign
Ministry during the morning to
inspect the damage. It declared
the students took important let-
ters from the files, including some
letters of agreement with foreign
Three tanks had been stationed
at the Foreign Ministry and barb-
ed wire was thrown up at all ap-
proaches to both the Foreign Min-
istry and Education buildings.
Summons Army Leaders
Jakarta radio said Sukarno had
summoned military commanders
to meet with him Saturday and he
ported yesterdaythat Rabbi Mor-
ris Adler has developed circulatory'
and pulmonary complications and
his condition dontinues very
Rabbi Adler, in a coma since he
was shot and wounded at his
synagogue Feb. 12, took a turn for
the worse Tuesday night. He suf-
fered brain damage in the shoot-
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HANOI-The opening of the
ninth China-Viet Nam border
railways conference, to discuss
"concrete questions" for coopera-
tion in 1966 was announced yes-
terday. Truong Quang Hy, head of
the North Vietnamese delegation,
was quoted as saying Red China's
W A S H I N G T O N-President
Johnson yesterday urged a "three-
stage national strategy against
crime, welding together the efforts
of local, state and federal govern-
Johnson's message to Congress
was aimed at speeding congres-
sional action on long-pending
criminal legislation, and reshaping
public attitudes toward crime.
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NEW YORK-The stock market
pulled out of a four-week slump
yesterday with a strong rally,
although trading was moderate
from its recent hectic pace.
Brokers described the advance
as a technical rally with the mar-
ket coming back from an oversold
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Near Laos Repelled
ABOUT CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
SAIGON (P)-A United States
"green beret" detail and about 300
Montgnard tribal troopers beat off
a strong Viet Cong attack yester-
day on a Special Forces camp that
keeps watch on Communist infil-
tration routes from eastern Laos.
"Everything is under control,"
they radioed from their triangular
clay and log fortress in the Ashau
Valley, near the Laotian frontier
60 miles northwest of the Ameri-
can Marine and air center at Da
U.S. headquarters lost radio con-
tact with the camp after the
predawn attack, staged by 200 or
more men. That raised fears that
it might have been overrun. But
aerial reconnaissance showed it
still stood and the garrison's re-
assuring message was recorded by
a circling flare plane at nightfall.
Four Americans were killed
when an old-twin engine C47
transport converted for combat
duty that had raced to the scene
was shot down. In addition to the
four men killed, three were
wounded but flown out by heli-
copters. Heavy enemy fire delayed
recovery of the dead.
Two or more Communist com-
panies launched the attack at 2
a.m., striking down from wooded
hills along the border. They gave
up late in the day, breaking off
contact just before sundown.
There was no immediate word
concerning their losses.
The Ashau valley camp is a
base for patrols that keep watch
on the movement of men and
supplies into South Viet Nam from
the Ho Chi Minh trail, which runs
from North Vietnamese border
points through Communist-held
territory of Laos. The Monta-
gnards, trained and armed by the
United States, are anti-Communist
Highest Weekly Casualties
Over-all Communist casualties
last week, however, were reported
to have been their greatest in any
week of this year-1,662 killed and
193 captured. Spokesmen said al-
lied combat deaths declined to 274,
of which 205 were among South
American losses from Feb. 27
to March 5 were listed as 61
killed, 177 wounded and one miss-
ing. However, this report did not
include U.S. Marine casualties in
the Quang Ngai Province weekend
battle that crushed North Viet
Nam's 21st Regiment.
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