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No Significant Trends in War
Shown by Mounting U.S. Toll


Troop Strength Abroad

WASHINGTON ( )-U.S. forces,
now taking a bigger than ever
share of the combat losses in Viet
Nam, may suffer more than 5,000
battle deaths there during 1966,
figures disclosed Friday indicate.
Both the American death toll
and its percentage in relation to
Vietnamese losses have climbed
steadily this year, reflecting the'
U.S. buildup and the increased
use of American troops in com-

To support this contention, the
officer said there are some esti-
mates that the number of wound-
ed Vietnamese is actually nine
times more than reported.
"Only- those who are hospital-
ized are considered as wounded,"
he said.
The Vietnamese do not release
their wounded casualty list. Butj
U.S. records show that more than
22,000 American troops have been

wounded in action since the year
Statistics for 1961 through 1965
show that Vietnamese deaths ran
more than 21 times heavier and
the number of wounded roughly
eight times heavier than Amer-
ican losses. Actual U.S. losses in
those years were 1,670 dead and
7,634 wounded; estimated Vietna-
mese losses in the same period
were 34,800 dead and 62,800

Parley With7
U Thant Over
Asian War
Surprise Meeting
At United Nations
Proves Indecisive
dent Johnson talked about peace
in Vietnam and other world is-
sues with Secretary-General U
Thant for almost an hour yester-
day. Thant said later the discus-
sion provided "no basis for either
optimism or pessimism."
Johnson's surprise call on Thant
was made at the request of the
President during a brief visit to
New York.
The visit came amid new de-
mands in the .,U.N. General As-
sembly by neutralist countries for
an end to the U.S. bombing of
North Vietnam.
The President gave a brief 'ac-
count of the meeting as he left
U.N. headquarters.
I had a very delightful and
stimulating visit with thesecre-
Complete Review
"We had a complete review and
assessment of the world situation
includingtVietnam and exchanged
"I expressed to the secretary-
general our deep feelings about'
the United Nations and our gra-
titude to him for his leadership
and the contribution he has made
to promoting better relations be-
tween nations.
"I reaffirmed to the secretary-
general the viewpoint of my peo-
ple that not only "has he been of
greathservice to the cause of reace
but in this hour of great trial we
needed him all the more. "
U.S. Wishes
This was a reference to the al-
leged U.S. desire to see Thant
stay on as secretary-general after
his present term experies next
Thant told reporters afterward
the presidential visit was "a
symbolic act of support for the
United Nations and America's
continuing interest in the success
of the United Nations." He said
the talk included a wide range of
international problems, including
Accompanied by U.S. Secretary
of State Dean Rusk and Ambas-
sador Arthur J. Goldberg the
President went to Thant's 38th
story offices for a private talk.
Thant greeted Johnson outside
the U.N. Secretariat Building and
went with him by elevator to his
Johnson was in New York to
address the National Conference
of Editorial Writers. (See related
story on this page.)

.Asks Soviet
In Arms Cut

Also Suggests


Headquarters yesterday. Peace in Vietnam and
ing. Johnson was in New York to address the

-Associated Press
U THANT greets President Johnson at UN
other world issues were discussed at the meet-
national Conference of Editorial Writers.

Foes of U.S. Asian Policies
Map Plans for Johnson Tour

Associated Press Staff Writer
TOKYO-As expected, Commu-
nists yesterday began beaming
propaganda assaults on President
Johnson's impending tour of
Southeast Asia, while left-wing
groups mapped plans for anti-
Viet Nam demonstrations once
the President arrives.
"In view of the growing move-
ment against complicity in ag-
gression, Johnson's trip will not
be a bed of roses," Moscow radio
said in an English-language
broadcast heard in Londen.
Moscow radio called the 15-day
tour "a propaganda stunt" linked

with American congressional elec-
tions. It predicted the President
would ask what it termed U.S.
satellites to contribute more to
the war effort in Viet Nam.
Some demonstrations undoubt-
edly can be expected during his
six-nation tour but the general
outlook is for a favorable recep-
tion, red carpet treatment and
large crowds when he visits New
Zealand, Australia, Manila, Thai-
land, Malaysia and Korea. Gov-
ernment and press reaction from
all six countries has been en-
The President won't be visiting

Chinese Students Ousted by
Soviets in Ideological Split

MOSCOW (P) -Soviet-Chinese
relations took another turn for
the worse yesterday With a Krem-
lin order that all of the 65 stu-
dents from Red China get out
of the Soviet Union by the end
of the month.
It said the action was in re-
taliation for the ouster of Soviet
students from China on Sept. 20.

World News Roundup

By The Associated Press
New York-The stock market
tumbled to another new 1966 low
in fairly heavy trading Friday.
The market tried to rally in
early trading but soon was on the
The Dow Jones average of 30
industrials fell 5.29 points to
744.32, lowest since it reached
741.0 on Nov. 27, 1966.
* * *
merce Department, as expected,
confirmed Friday it will use reg-
ulations prescribed for autos the
government buys as a starting
point in drafting an interim set

of safety standards for 1968 mo-
del cars.
The General Services Admin-
istration regulations list a variety
of safety devices, such as: safety
door latches, four-way flasher
lights and recessed door handles..
* * *
announced Friday a $300,000 sci-
entific study to be undertaken of
the reports of unidentified flying
objects-flying caucers to some.
The University of Colorado at
Boulder has been awarded a re-
search agreement for the project,
Secretary of the Air Force Harold
Brown said.

An official announcement said
the Ministry of Higher and Spe-
cial Secondary Education issued
the demand when it called in an
official of the Chinese Embassy
"to express its regret" about last
month's Chinese action.
The Soviet note declared Pek-
ing's ouster of the Russian stu-
dents "cannot help harming their
education and also the further
development of cooperation be-
tween both countries in this
While - bringing relations with
China to a new low, the wording
of the Soviet note was not harsh.
It included an offer to resume
student exchanges "as soon as the
Chinese side displays readiness"
to do so.
The Soviet press has stepped up
its condemnation of the Red Chi-
nese "cultural revolution" purge
and last Saturday Soviet-bloc
diplomats walked out on Peking
celebrations that included anti-
Moscow attacks.
The Chinese Embassy here said
20 of the 65 Chinese students af-
fected by Friday's' decision were
studying in Moscow with the
others scattered around the coun-

Japan, one of America's staun-
chest allies in Asia, because there
is little approving sentiment
among the Japanese for U.S. par-
ticipation in the Vietnamese war.
Japanese leaders feel a visit al-
most certainly would stir anti-
A m e r i c a n demonstrations and
possible violence and they pare
not sorry to have been left off
the presidential itinerary.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tak-
ezo Shimodo told Japanese news-
men a Johnson visit at this time
would stir up suspicion and mis-
understanding. Washington said
officially Johnson wished to avoid
embarrassing Prime Minister Eis-
aku Sato with a visit that would
tie Japan to allied participants
of the Viet Nam war, who will
meet for a summit conference in
Manila Oct. 24-25.
Johnson's visit to Australia
Oct. 21-22 will take place five
weeks before Australian general
elections. Thousands are expected
to line the streets of Sydney,
Melbourne and Canberra, the
capital. Australia has about 4,500
troops fighting in Viet Nam. No-
ting that left-wing groups are
preparing demonstrations, the
Sydney Sun commented:
"The President and his ener-
mous entourage should be told,
if they didn't already know, that
there is in Australia, as in Amer-
ica, a sincere minority opposition
to our involvement in Viet Nam."
Stops in Thailand Oct. 27-30
and Malaysia Oct. 30-31 will mark
the first visits by an American
president to those countries, al-
though Johnson visited Bangkok
for two days as vice president in
May 1961. In Thailand, Johnson
likely will visit American military
units and installations. There are
about 27,000 American servicemen
in Thailand, the second largest
contingent of U.S. troops in a

New Steps To Gain
East European Ties
NEW YORK (A) - President
Johnson bid publicly for a mutual
U.S.-Soviet cutback in forces in
Europe as a step toward perma-
nent peace on that continent.
In a speech to the National
Conference of Editorial Writers,
the President said a "gradual and
balanced revision of force levels
>n both sides" could gradually
bring about conditions conducive
to "a true European reconcilia-
The speech, in the Carnegie
Building, followed a six-month
U.S. government review of Euro-
pean policy.
Lower Tension
"We seek a stable military situ-
ation in Europe - one in which
tensions can be lowered," the
president said. "To this end, the
United States will continue tc
play its part in effective Western
European deterrence. To weaken
that deterrence might create
temptations and endanger peace.
"Reduction of Soviet forces in
central Europe would, of course,
affect the extent of the threat.
New Steps
In his major speech to the edi-
torial writers, Johnson also an-
nounced seven smaller more im-
mediate "new steps"-in addition
to the armed forces cutbacks-
to promote ties with Communist
East Europe. They are:
Lopping "hundreds of non-stra-
tegic items" off the list of U.S.
goods barred from shipment tc
the Soviet bloc.
Allowing the U.S. Export-Im-
port Bank to guarantee commer-
cial credits to Poland, Hungary
Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia. Ro-
mania and Yugoslavia were th
only Red countries previously eli-
gible for this trade-boosting bene-
Ease Polish Debt
Consideration of easing Poland's
1debts to the United States b
spending some Polish funds owed
America on mutually beneficia:
A readiness for Export-Impori
Bank financing of U.S. export
for the new Soviet-Italian Fial
auto plant.
Negotiating an agreement with
Moscow for U.S.-Soviet commer-
cial air flights, which "will facili-
tate tourism in both directions.'
Further lifting of restrictions
against travel by Americans tc
Communist lands.
The recently begun U.S.-Soviei
exchange of cloud photographs
taken from weather satellites.
Southeast Asian country othei
than Viet Nam.
Johnson will be staying in Ma-
i laysia only about 24 hours. On
source speculated the visit ma
include a working session wit
Prime Minister Tanku Abdu
Rahman and Cabinet members
Malaysia, although not directl3
involved in the Viet Nam con-
i flict, is deeply concerned about it
and strongly supports the Unite

* .


Neutrals Ask Bolmbing Halt;
Viet Nam Peace Conference
UNITED NATIONS MP)-Indian bombing of the territory" of
Foreign Minister Swaran Singh North Vietnam.
and Yugoslav Foreign Minister "We have maintained," lie add-
Marko Nikezic, whose countries ed "that it is for the United
are leaders in the so-called "non- e
aligned bloc," urged yesterday States, whose armies are on for-
that the U.S. bombings be halted eign soil, to take the first step,
as a first step toward getting the in putting an end to the bombing
Vietnam war to conference table. of the Democratic Republic of
"We feel confident that if t:e Vietnam (North Vietnam) and
bombing of North Vietnam is recognizing the National Libera-
ended, a way out could perhaps tion Front as a party in the
be found to move the parties negotiations."
from the battlefield to the con-
ference table," Singh declared in

a General Assembly speech.
He expressed, confidence also!
that a conference could work out
a settlement that would carry out
the aims of the 1954 Geneva
Treaty to guarantee the neutral-
ity and independence of Vietnam.
He said the National Liberation
Front, the political arm of the
Viet Cong, should participate.
In a somewhat tougher speech,
the Yugoslav foreign minister
said his country "condemns the
foreign intervention and the

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eagea wenes ay Lc uucg
pause ii- the eastern sector was
intended to allow an ICC check
on violations of the treaty. Secre-
tary of State Dean Rusk said,
"We would like to see that zone
fully demilitarized again."
-American artillerymen, fliers
and naval gunners helped beat off
an attack Thursday by a North
Vietnamese regiment - estimated
at 1,500 men - on South Viet-
namese airborne troopers two
miles south of thezone.
Read and Use
Daily Classifieds

For the week ended last Satur-
day, American casualties totaled D
741 and the South Vietnamese B-52's Raid North h et Nam
355-including 99 American and'
87 South Vietnamese dead, re-
ports from Saigon said. B f e o e P lc n E d
Highest Ratio'Buffer Zone Policing Ends
Last month 419 Americans were
killed compared to 566 Vietna- SAIGON (P)--Battle action over in central and western segments
mese, Defense Department statis- and around the Demilitarized of the six-mile-wide strip.
tics showed. Andnthat ratio Zone coincided yesterday with -The International Control
Groughly 74 per cent, was theIZoeciiddysraywt Commission announced it regards
highest since the war began. disclosure that North Vietnam war hazards as too menacing to
Up to last week and since Jan. still bars International Control put its unarmed teams back on
1 of this year, 3,765 Americans Commission inspection on its side + regular inspection work within the
had been killed and 6,944 Vietna- of the Zone. zone.
1 mese-a death ratio of 54 per
cent. That ratio has climbed to The American move in suspen- The commission, made up of
58 per cent since June 30-as U.S. : ing bombing since Sept. 27 on India. Canada and Poland, is sup-
losses in that period totaled 1,249 24 square miles making up the posed to police the arrangements
compared to the Vietnamese total eastern sector of the border buf- that divided Vietnam 12 years
)f 2,148. fer territory seemed so far to ago, but it lacks police powers
Military officials here are quick have come to naught. and is largely limited to making
to point out that they consider In related developments of war reports on what its men see and
the Vietnamese army a good and diplomacy: hear.
fighting force. -U.S. B52 jet bombers, staging Officially, the three-nation
Praise Vietnamese their sixth raid on North Viet- agency said "conditions have not
"There has been some specu- nam, blasted in the night at mili- been considered sufficiently see-
lation that U.S. Army troops are tary storage areas, truck parks ure for permitting full normal
fighting the war by themselves," and bivouac sites seven miles controls of the ICC teams."
one high officer said. "That isn't above the zone. Fighter bombers The United States acknowl-
true." struck 25 times at Red targets The Unittats- c i
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