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T H U R D A Y FE B U A R 2,1 67 il E I C H G A N A I L


Mao Forces'
Claim Town
In Sinkiang
Government Reports
Opposition Forces
Fleeing from Area
TOKYO (P) - The turbulence
sweeping Red China centered yes-
terday on Sinkiang Province in
the northwest. Peking wall posters
said Mao Tse-tung's forces had
seized the capital, and a nearby
city that was a hotbed of resis-
tance, and put a rebellious army
of ex-soldiers to flight.
The posters said Mao's support-
ers were "in full control" of the
provincial capital, Urumchi, and
of Shihhotze to the northwest.
The posters said loyal army units
seized Shihhotze, reported captur-
ed in bloody fighting by the ex-
soldier army of 10,000 last month.
There was no way of confirming
these reports. They were the more
confusing since other wall posters
said Premier Chou En-lai called
for a truce in the province that
borders on the Soviet Union and
had agreed to talk to its rebellious
political and military leader, Gen.
Wang En-mao.
J apanese press reports had said
this desire to talk apparently arose
from the concern of Mao and his
supporters that Wang might seize
the nuclear installations and test-
ing ground at Lop Nor in south
The whereabouts of Wang, who
was said to command the loyalty
of seven of the eight army divi-
sions in Sinkiang, was not known.
Japanese correspondents s a i d
Wang had come to Peking in De-
cember but presumably has re-
turned to Sinkiang. k
The day saw these other de-
velopmentsin the power struggle:
Mao's foes in Chekiang Province
on the east coast were inciting
an "armed struggle", to destroy the
farming communes. It said those
in authority were "arbitrarily dis-
tributing collective funds, profits
and food stocks to undermine pro-
duction and national interest."
-People's Daily, the official
newspaper, declared the capture of
Kweiyang, capital of Kweichow
Province, "is the first spring thun-
der -echoing in the skies over
southwest China in the bitter days
of winter." Kweiyang was a U.S.
air base " until it was knocked out
by a Japanese offensive in south
China late in ,World War II.
Peking correspondents of Jap-
anese newspapers reported more
than one million persons, led by
Mao's teen-age Red Guards, wel-
comed 60 Chinese students with
anti-Soviet placards on their ar-
rival from Moscow,

--Associated Press
Communist Chinese students in Moscow wave books of Mao Tse-tung's sayings in an anti-
Soviet demonstration. The students were denied permission to lay wreaths on Lenin's tomb,
Czech Government S e n tences
American Citizen, to 8 ,Years-,

FCC Delays Nader Hits
Mergin of
Mergin 'Stanidards,
Nader, one of the auto industry's
WASHINGTON () - The Fed- severest critics, aimed his fire yes-"
eral Communications Commission terday at the Commerce Depart-
last night ordered International ment, chastizing its officials fort
Telephone & Telegraph Corp. and what he called a "poor perform-
American Broadcasting Co. to de- ance" in issuing auto safety stan-c
lay their merger. dards.
No specific time period was set, Nader. author of the book "Un-1
but under a timetable laid out by safe at Any Speed," said Congress
the commission, the postponement should schedule a hearing to finds
could extend to March 6 or later. - -
The FCC voted 5 to 2 to delay 7= -
the $2-billion merger while it de-
cides whether to reconsider its
Dec. 21 decision that approved thej
Acted on Request
The FCC acted at the request of:
the Justice Department, which
said the commission had not given American Motors Corp. repoiteda
sufficient consideration to pos- a heavy quarterly loss and a fur-
sible anti-competitive aspects of ther production cutback yesterday$
the merger. at its annual stockholders' meet-i
The commission's decision came ing.v
as a surprise. Earlier in the day General Motors Corp. also re-t
the FCC said it would take no ac- ported a sales decrease of $534
tion yesterday on the case. million in 1966 and a decline in
But when Commissioner Nicho- llearnings from $7.41 a share in
las Johnson said later that he 1965 to $6.24 last year.
would be away today the com- GM's fourth quarter sales ands
mission decided to act. earnings, however, were only mo-i
The commission made its deci- derately less than those of the 19-
sion to act yesterday at about 3:30 65 fourth quarter.
p.m., began consideration by 4:00 ; ncomer.Decline
p.m. and completed it by 5:15. F ncot e y eline nc
Gives Two Weeks? For the year, GM net income
misTo gvee J declined to $1.8 million from $2.1 i
The commission gave the Jus- jmillion in 1965, according to aa
tice Department until Feb. 15 to preliminary report issued Tuesday.d
file papers specifying the precise Sales declined to about $20.2 bil-
issues which it wishes the commis- lion from $20.7 billion in 1965.
sion to consider, as well as a list GM said final results will be dis-
of witnesses it may wish to call if closed sometime this month.
the FCC decides to hold hearings. AMC's directors also voted yes-'
The order said also that rT&T terday to omit for the sixth con-Q
and ABC would have until Feb. 23 secutive quarter payments of any
to file with the commission all the dividend.
information they deemed nerti- The firm's auto-building lines a
nent to answer the Justice De- in Wisconsin resumed operations
partment, as well as their list of Ja
prosectie wtnesesan. 27 after a two-week shut-.
Sprospective witnesse-s. down. A new closing effective Feb.
The Justice Department then 13 will cover 10 working days. c
would have until Feb. 28 to notifyN
the FCC if, by that time, it had No Further uCts
any more evidence. And this must 'We plan no further shutdownsa
be presented to the commission by after that and we will make nok
March 6. f, further cuts in our work force,"k
The proposed merger, announ- President William B. Luneberg
ced publicly Dec. 8, 1965, would said. "We genuinely regret the
involve a stock transaction of be- hardships this will cause our peo-
tween $350 million and $400 mil- ple, but we sincerely expect we
lion and create a company rank- have seen the last of it."
ing 20th among the nation's cbr- Roy D. Chapin, AMC's new man
porations, with assets exceeding in motion, told stockholders the
$2 billion. Stockholders approved company has a bright 'future des-
the merger. pite heavy losses in its last quarter

Weakened Safety
Asks Investigation
out why the National Highway to wait until it receives

Safety Agency performed so plete legal text scheduled for pub-
poorly. lication later this week.
Nader referred to issuance by Some sources said the standards
the agency Tuesday of 20 auto won't change the general appear-
safety standards to be included on ance of automobiles and the engin-

cars beginning Jan. 1, 1968. All
were softened from earlier pro-
posals and three were withdrawn.
The industry itself was publicly
silent on the standards, preferring
les Slip,
rs Loss
and last fiscal year.
He reported a net loss of over
$8 million for the first quarter cf
its current fiscal year, compared
with a profit of over $4 million in
the same period a year ago.
Future Development
Chapin and Luneberg, who took
over as AMC president on the
same day Chapin was elevated,
said AMC's automotive future will
include development of a car
which will be between the smaller
imports and the smallest Ameri-
can-built car.
This confirmed Chapin's earlier
indication that AMC would take
aim on the import market now
dominated by Volkswagen.
American Motors' own Rambler
American currently is the lowest-
priced car built in the United
States, and the projected new car
will undercut that price. It also
will be smaller.
Chapin predicted U.S. car sales,
including imports, would level off
at about 8.5 million in 1967, com-
pared with 9 million in 1965.
"We have no illusions about the
difficulties that the company faces
and we know we must convert the
company right now into a profit-
able one by more effective mar-
keting and getting more people to
know us," Chapin said.

eering changes that may be re-
quired won't be very noticeable
to the average car buyer. But they
could cost the buyer more money.
The safety requirements ordered
by the Commerce Department for
automobiles beginning next Jan. 1
-Labels for all essential con-
trols, and accessibility to a driver
restrained by a safety belt.
-Automatic transmission con-
trol sequence, from left to right,
bf park, reverse, neutral, drive,
-Hydaulic break hoses meeting
specific standards.
-Limitation of light reflecting
surfaces within driver's vision.
-Outside rear view mirrors for
cars where inside mirrors provide
insufficient vision field.
-Impact absorbing steering sys-
tem inside passenger compart-
-Limit of five inches on the
distance a crash might drive steer-
ing mechanism inward toward
-Shatter-resistant windshield
-Elimination of spinner hub
caps and other winged sheel pro-
-Rupture-proof fuel tanks.
-Windshield defrosters and de-
--Windshield wipers and wash-
ers with two-speed wipers and
specified wiping area.
--Parking brakes and fallback
brake system, with warning light
to show service brake failure.
-Specified requirements for
lights and other such safety de-
-Softening and padding of in-
side areas.
-Latches and hinges engineered
to prevent doors springing open in

the com-

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (A') -
Ending a three-day secret trial, a
Prague court yesterday convicted
Vladimir K a z a n-Komarek, a
Czech-born American, of heading
a spy ring early in the cold war
and sentenced him to eight years
in prison.
Kazan-Komarek, 42, is a travel
agent from Wellesley, Mass., who

was seized last Oct. 31 under spec-
tacular circumstances on a pur-
ported emergency stop at Prague
Airport of a Soviet airliner on a
flight from Moscow to Paris. The
Russians and Czechs said the
landing was made for technical
The U.S. State Department ve-
hemently protested the arrest and

Democrats Ref use Seniority
To Southern Representative

has retaliated by denying visas
to most Czechoslovak applicants.
Kazan-Komarek took the sen-
tence calmly.
"He is satisfied with the ver-
dict," his lawyer, Vaclav Petracek,
told a reporter after the sentence
was passed behind closed doors
in the small municipal court. "We
will not appeal it."
Kazan-Komarek, a naturalized
U.S. citizen who is president of a
travel agency in Cambridge, Mass.,
was accused of having organized
and directed the activities -of an
antistate group as the paid agent
of a foreign intelligence service
from the fall of 1948-a few
months after Communists took
over the Czechoslovak government
-until December 1950. Czech
sources said the espionage group
was American.


Democrats refused 134 to 100 yes-
terday to restore Rep. John Bell
Williams to the seniority ranking
he lost two years ago when he
bolted the party to support Barry
Goldwater for president.
Williams, a 20-year veteran from
Mississippi, said the party caucus
vote against him "ran the South
out of the Democratic party."
"This is a calculated insult to
the State of Mississippi and espe-
cially to the Democratic party of
Mississippi," he said.
Friends of Williams sought un-

New Storm Hits Chicago
After 23 Inch Snowfall

successfully to have him restored
to the No. 2 position on the House
Commerce Committee.
This was the spot he held before
a party caucus voted 157 to 115
two years ago to send him back
to the foot of the table in retalia-
tion for his open support of the
1964 Republican presidential ticket.
Decline Service
While yesterday's caucus action
technically would leave Williams
in 15th place among Democrats
on the committee, he told news-
men he would decline to serve
on this or any other House com-
mittee, "I can't be accepted as
a Mississippi Democrat."
The move to restore Williams'
committee seniority was opposed
by the liberal Democratic Study
Group, which circulated. a letter
to all House Democrats asking
that they vote against the restora-
tion effort.
The study group, headed by
Rep. Frank Thompson, Jr. (D-
N.J.), said that to restore senority
to Williams would be to "invite
wholesale defections from the
Democratic party to segregationist
third party candidates in 1968."

'Bread and Butter' Seen as Primary
Reason for Spanish Labor Unrest

MADRID, Spain (A")-Spain had
more labor unrest in January than
in the whole of 1966. It comes as
Gen. Francisco Franco is prepar-
ing the nation for a government
presided over by a prime minister,
a chief of state and a monarch.
The experts say the primary
factor in the unrest is workers'
bread and butter. But they add an
underlying factor: a test by labor
leaders of the easing of old re-
strictions by the Franco regime to
bring a semblance of democracy
to Spain.
"Some of the leadership doubt-
less is politically inspired," said
one labor expert. "But the main
factor for general support of pro-

posals for protest demonstrations, extra income of 1965 and 1966
work stoppages, and sit-down when employers were asking them
strikes was the desire to make to work overtime and paying well
more money, some of which was for the extra work," the expert


lost when economic expansion
here was curbed by the govern-
ment's own anti-inflation meas-
Workers, he added, had been
beginning to enjoy the extra in-
come, to have money in their
pockets, to contract for an auto-
mobile or a new television set on
time payments when they found
the extra pesetas missing from
their pay envelopes.
"Some workers raised their liv-
ing standards on the basis of this


"With the extra money gone,
with some of them facing pay-
ments they couldn't meet, with
others bitter because their regu-
lar pay was pretty skimpy beside
the former overtime, they were
easily attracted to appeals by
=some extremist labor leaders for
Among other things, workers
have been demanding that the
minimum wage of $1.40 a day be

By The Associated Press
Chicago, still dotted with tow-
ering drifts from a record 23-inch
snowfall, last week, reeled under
another weather onslaught yester-
day is a new storm, expected to
develop into near blizzard propor-
tions, closed in on the city.
As the leading edge of the new
storm hit with snow and sleet,
some outlying schools which had
just reopened called off afternoon
classes 'and sent. the children
Zenith Radio Corp. canceled its
afternoon work shift. The Auto-
matic Electric Company's North-
lake plant canceled its afternoon
and night work shifts.
Stand-by Alert
The Cook County Highway De-
partment and sheriff's office put
their men on standby alert which
could cancel days off.
Hundreds of crews, some using
snow-removal equipment borrow-
ed from Wisconsin and Iowa, have
been working steadily for a week
to clear main traffic arteries, sec-
ondary streets and neighborhood
side streets and alleys of old snow.
The job was partly completed..
Cleanup operations, still were un-
der way in some neighborhoods to
permit truck deliveries of heating
fuel oil and coal as the leading
edge of the new storm hit Chicago.
Worst of Storm
The Weather Bureau at Chicago
said the city was on target to get
the worst of the new storm's fury.
The bureau forecast that the
storm, with winds building up to
40 miles an hour, could cover the
city with at least 6 more inches of
snow and cause considerable blow-
ing and drifting.
Northern I Illinois and Indiana
were expected to take the greatest
punishment with other sections of
the Midwest getting 2 to 4 inches
of new snow.
The storm, which developed in
the Rockies, spread across the
northern and central Plains to
the Great Lakes.
A collision of warm, moist air
moving northward from the Gulf

from Canada provided the ingre-
dients for the new storm.
The Chicago Association of
Commerce and Industry estimated
the. total loss to business in last
week's storm at $150 million. Es-
timates of lost wages ranged be-
yond $30 million.

World News Roundup ]

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By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The space
agency's two top administrators
will go to Cape Kennedy, Fla., to-
day for an interim report on the
space capsule flash fire that killed
three astronauts, it was announ-
ced yesterday.
Then James E. Webb, chief of
the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration, and his de-
puty administrator, Robert C. Sea-
mans, will return here to report
back to the chairmen of the Sen-
ate and House Space Committees,
Sen. Clinton P. Anderson (D-
N.M.), and Rep. George P. Miller

yesterday that politicians who TOKYO-North Vietnam charg-
claim he covets the 1968 Republi- ed yesterday Canada's sale of arms
can presidential nomination often to the United States runs counter
are seeking to divide the GOP. ti
"I would not now or at any time to its position as a member of the
be a candidate," Rockefeller in- International Control CommissionI
sisted once again. on Vietnam.
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