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Israel Claims
Battle With
King Hussein Says
Soviet Union Stirring
Up Current Tensions
AMMAN, Jordan (W) - Israel
claimed its Mirage fighters de-
stroyed two of Egypt's MIG19s in
a dogfight yesterday over the
Negev Desert, and reported a fresh
exchange of shots on the Jordan-
Israeli frontier.
King Hussein of Jordan fired an
oral blast at the Soviet Union, ac-
cusing it of whipping up current
tensions in the Middle East to win
control of this strategic, oil-rich
area. He told a news conference
at his palace that Communists
were to blame, for the unrest which
erupted in riotous demonstrations.
in Jordan last week.
In Washington, authoritative
sources said the United States is
sending 36 F104 Starfighters,
Lockheed jets -capable of doing
1,500 miles an hour, to bolster
Hussein's armed forces.
There was no immediate con-
~qfirmation in Amman or Cairo of
Israel's story of the air and ground
skirmishes, issued by an army
spokesman in Tel Aviv.
Israeli sources reported that
a communications plane of the
Israeli army, on routine patrol
over the desert, was intercepted by
two of Egypt's Soviet-designed
MIG19s. Two of Israel's French-
built Mirage jets sped to the scene
and downed the MIGs in a two-
minute fight at 15,000 feet over
the frontier settlement of Beer-
The MIGs-one wrecked by an
1 air-to-air Matra missile-fell on
Egyptian soil. The Mirages re-
turned safely to their base.
Shots were fired across the
border at a group of Israeli forest
workers from Jordan's Rujum
police station in the eastern Ju-
dean Mountains, the area where
an Israeli army command car was
blown up Nov. 12.
Israeli troops guarding the
workers returned the fire. No Is-'
raeli casualties, were reported.
King Hussein, expressed belief
in an interview with The Asso-
ciattd Press that the Middle East
is on the brink of an explosion
more dangerous to world peace
than the Suez crisis of 1956.
In his new conference charge'
later against the Soviet Union,
he warned Western powers that if
the Middle East were overrun by
Communist or pro-Communist re-
gimes "the threat to them will be
very, very severe."
"There is sufficient evidence of
a new Soviet plan for this area,
the result of setbacks the Com-
munists have suffered at several
points 'around the world, in Asia
and in Africa," he said.
"If they are able'to win control
of this area, with its oil resources
and its hold on strategic goods
that pass through this region, it
would have a great bearing on the
destinity of so many people in this
Hussein said some of his leftist
Arab neighbors were serving Com-
munist ends by exploiting Jordan's
crisis. Touched off by Israeli at-
tack Nov. 13 on the southern
border village of Samua. He
blamed Communists for disunity
in the Arab sphere, the collapse of
Arab summit meetings, and the
continuing drain of civil war in
He said Jordan's border defenses
were being reinforced against pos-

sible further Israeli attacks, and
if "they attack in force again, it
will mean we will go full out with
* all our force."
"We can only die once, and we
are determined to die fighting for
our rights, our land and our free-
dom," he said.
The king was asked how the
Israeli problem could be perma-
nently solved without war.
"By having the world recognize
exactly what Israel is, what it
stands for and what it wants,"
Hussein said. "We are represented
as aggressive and warmongers, but
the facts are exactly the reverse."


--Associated Press
The violent storm which lashed Michigan with snow, sleet and heavy winds yesterday snapped the
bow moorings of the cruise ship SS Aquarama, berthed at Muskegon. The block-long vessel was
blown to an angle acros her slip by winds which reached 40 knots. She will be winched back when
the storm abates.
Scarcity of Mortgage Funds
Forces Rising Interest Rate

WASHINGTON (R) - Interest
rates on conventional home mort-
gages jumped to another record
during October while the mortgage
terms tightened further, the gov-
ernment reported last night.
This reflected the continued
scarcity of mortgage funds despite
efforts by the Johnson admin-
istration to pump more money into
home loans.
Chairman John E. Horne of the
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
said the average interest rate on
conventional mortgages on new
and older homes has risen about
six-tenths of one per cent during
the past year, while the average
lengths of the , mortgage loan
shrank by about one year.
Although the board regulates
rates for savings and loans or-
ganizations, it report covered all
conventional loans on both new
and older homes.
10th Straight Rise
The October increase to 6.32 peri
cent on newly built single family,
homes was the 10th straight1
monthly rise.
The jump from the September
level of 6.22 was the largest
monthly increase of the year. In
October last year the average was
5.7 per cept.-
The rise in conventional rates
on existing homes to.6.49 per cent1
represented the eighth straight

monthly increase, the board re-
ported. The September level was
6.4 per cent. The average in Oc-
tober last year was 5.87 per cent.
Maturity Down
The average maturity on con-
ventional home loans during Oc-
tober was 23.6 years, down from
September's 24.3 years and Au-
gust's 25.4, the year's high, the
board said.
A slightly larger down payment
was also required during October
as the average conventional loan
on a new house covered 71 per
cent of the purchase price com-

pared with 71.1 per cent during
The loan-to-price ratio on exist-
ing homes was unchanged at 69.5
per cent.
Interest rates on home loans in-
sured by the Federal Housing Ad-
ministration or guaranteed by the
Veterans Administration are fixed
by law and government regulation
at six per cent.
Conventional interest rates on
new homes ranged during October
from 5.9 per cent in the New York
City area to 6.91 per cent in the
Houston, Tex. area.

Slash Made
In Program
Johnson Cuts Federal
Spending; Makes No
Tax Boost Decision
AUSTIN, Tex. () - President
Johnson announced yesterday a
$5.3 billion cut in federal programs
and a $3 billion slash in actual
spending this fiscal year in "an-
other step to protect and preserve
our prosperity."
But there still is no decision for
or against a tax boost, he said.
Johnson also announced at a
news conference in his seldom-
used office in the new federal
building here:
-That he is very much con-
cerned about the Israeli-Jordanian
crisis, it watching it closely, and
will offer any suggestions he
thinks might be helpful.
Christmas Truce
-The prospect of a decision
shortly-within the next few hours
or at least before the departure
for Mexico-on a Christmas-New
Year's ceasefire in Viet Nam.
Johnson said this is being dis-
cussed carefully with the South
Vietnamese and there will be no
delay in disclosing the outcome.
This is expected to favor a truce.
-His second trip to Mexico this
year, to meet President Gustavo
Diaz Ordaz at the border Saturday
and inspect the giant ,Amistad
Dam which the two nations are
building in partnership on the Rio
The financial hold-down, John-
son expl ained, comes about
through "a combination of not
asking some funds that were au-
thorized and not spending some
funds that were appropriated" by
Cut No Surprise
If there was any surprise, it was
in the size of the cuts, and even
the dimension wasn't too unex-
pected. Johnson had annnounced
back in September that he was
setting a goal of $3 billion for fed-
eral programs but lately had been
saying it might be substantially
more. It was.
Johnson said ,he feels the re-
ductions are "prudent and neces-
sary" for the nation's well-being.
He described the economy as
strong, but with some burdens. He
called inflation "the cruelest bur-
den of all" and said the cutbacks
will help combat inflationary
Johnson toldreporters: "We are
going to continue to review and
study all our programs and make
further reductions where possible.
I welcome suggestions for addi-
tion reduc'atios from the Cabinet,
the Congress and the country-
and from you, if you have any."
In Washington, Undersecretary
of the Treasury Joseph M. Barr
said the $3 billion spending cut
will have no effect on the admin-
istration's thinking about a possi-
ble tax increase. The cut, he said,
has already been working into the
Treasury's figuring.
Barr said the only ingredients
now needed to get the picture in
focus are the additional costs of
the Viet Nam war and the govern-
ment survey expected next month
on plant and equipment spending
expected by business during 1967.

UN General Assembly Rejects
Admission of Communist China

B eneDenies Ban
Of Chinese Communism

Kiesinger Has Difficulties
In Assembling New Cabinet

BUDAPEST, Hungary (I)-So-
viet leader Leonid T. Brezhnev
called again yesterday for a world
Communist conference and denied
the session would banish Red
China from the worldwide party
He told the Hungarian Com-
munist party congress the notion
that Red China would be read out
of the world movement was "utter
nonsense trumpeted by the bour-
geois press."
"We are retaining confidence
that the time will come when the
Communist party of China will
once again take its place in the
closed ranksof the world Com-
munist movement under the ban-
ner of Marxism-Leninism," Bre-
zhnev declared.
The Soviet party chief said U.S.
policies in Viet Nam "can and
must be countered by the united
forces of the anti-imperialist front,
the backbone of these forces being
community of Socialist states and
the world army of Communists."
. By refusing to take part in joint
action, the Chinese "whether they
want it or not, are objectively as-
sisting the imperialists and are
making the struggle of Viet Nam
more difficult," Brezhnev con-
This was an apparent reference
to Soviet charges that Red China
has hampered the flow of Soviet
and Eastern bloc military aid to
Communist North Viet Nam.
"There is much in the present
policy of the Chinese leaders," he
said, "that causes bitter regret
and in no way conforms to Marx-
ism-Leninism or to the principles
of Socialist internationalism and
is inflicting great damage on our
common cause."
Brezhnev asserted the world
conference would be "a comradely
discussion of urgent problems of
international development that
have taken place in the world in
the past six years." This appeared
to. be a reference to China.
Brezhnev's attack on zhe Chi-
nese appeared mild. Some sources
said he apparently wanted to keep
the door open on a world confer-
ence for doubtful Communist par-
ties that would stay away if the

declared aim of the meeting
to read the Chinese oumnof
world movement.

Brezhnev's speech marked the
second time that he has come out
for the world conference.
The first time Brezhnev called
for a conference was at the Bul-
garian party congress tw3 weeks
ago after Bulgarian party chief
Todor Zhivkoc revived the idea,
which dates back to 1964.

By The Associated Press
General Assembly closed the U.N.
door to Communist China by a
decisive majority yesterday. It also
rejected overwhelmingly a pro-
posal for a high-level study aimed
at breaking the deadlock over
China's U.N. representation.
It was the 16th time the as-
sembly had debated the issue, and
by a vote of 57 against and 46 in
favor with 17 abstentions the 121-
nation assembly rejected a resolu-
tion to admit the Chinese Com-
munist and expel the Chinese
Nationalists. Laos did not partici-
Last year the vote was 47 to
47 with 20 abstentions-the near-
est Peking has ever come to win-

ning a U.N. seat. Two members of!
the then 117-nation assembly did
not vote, and one was absent.
Majority Required
Like last year, the assembly sup-
ported the United States in its
contention that a two-thirds ma-
jority was required. The vote on
that was 66 in favor and 48 against
with 7 abstentions. But the 11-
vote victory margin for the foes
of Peking made application of the
two-thirds rule unnecessai-y.
On the resolution for a study
championed by Italy, the vote was
62 against, 34 in favor and 25 ab-
stentions. The vote found both
foes and supporters of Peking
joining in defeating a move they
regarded as possibly presaging a
two-China solution to the problem.

Peking and Nationalist China op-
pose that idea.
The big gain chalked up the anti-
Peking forces was attributed by
U.N. diplomats to two factors:
Disenchantment with the current
domestic and foreign policies of
Peking, and reluctance of U.N.
members to accept a resolution
which insisted upon expelling Na-
tionalist China as well as seating
Communist China.
U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Gold-
berg made that point in a state-
ment issued after the vote.
"We believe the enlarged ma-
jority against the Albanian reso-
lution to expel the Republic of
China and seat the Chinese Com-
munists reflects the current situ-
ation in Communist China, and a
belief the rights of the Republic
of China in the United Nations
should be maintained," he said.
Albania Prime Mover
Albania, the voice of Peking in
the United Nations, was the prime
mover of the resolution to admit
the Communists and boot out the
The change in attitude toward
Peking was reflected also in the
considerable number of switches
from last year's vote on the Al-
banian resolution.
As usual, France and Britain
split with the United States and
voted for Peking. But Britain voted
for the resolution requiring a two-
thirds majority, while France
voted against.

Communist China;Prepares
Test of Fifth Nuclear Device

China is preparing for its fifth
nuclear test in the near future-
possibly within days, or a few
weeks-the United States made
known yesterday.
There was immediate specula-
tion that the Chinese Communist
scientific community, totally under
military direction, may be striving
to archieve a thermonuciear test
But officials sources in Wash-
ington discounted Peking's cap-
ability now to put together a
hydrogen bomb and a guided mis-
sile to deliver it.
State Department press officer
Robert J. McCloskey announced
that "we have reason to believe
another Chinese Communist nu-
clear test will take place in the
near future at the usual site of
Lop Nor.
"This continuation of Chinese
atmospheric testing," he said, " xe-

flects the determination of Com-
munist China to move ahead in
its nuclear weapons program in
defiance of world opinion. as ex-
pressed by more than 100 nations
which signed the test ban treaty
in 1963."
U.S. expert anticipate that prep-
arations for the new test in the
Sinkiang Desert region would at-
tempt to develop further the ther-
monuclear experimentation of last
May's third test. An explosion with
a yield of 220,000 to 240,000 kilo-
tons took place at that time.
U.S. officials reported that the
Chinese Communists are produ-
cing a little more than their day-
to-day needs of enriched uranium
and are able to build up a supply.
It is expected that the scientists,
who have been removed from most
of the political turmoil gripping
Red China, may be under orders to
test a fairly large bomb as soon
as possible.


BONN, Germany (P)-Hitches in
putting together a cabinet under
Kurt Georg Kiesinger prolonged
the West German government
crisis yesterday. At least part of
the difficulties seemed to center
on former Defense Minister Franz
Joseph Strauss.
Mayor Willy Brandt of West
Berlin, slated to be foreign min-
ister in Kiesinger's cabinet, has
put pressure on Strauss to make
a statement clarifying his role in
the 1962 Der Spiegel affair that
led to his ouster from the cabinet

Approve Holiday Truce
In Viet Nam Hostilities

SAIGON, South Viet Nam (P)-
The South Viet Nam government
announced yesterday Christmas
and New Year's truces of two days
each in the Viet Nam war and a
cessation of U.S. air bombing on
North Viet Nam for the same
periods. It said offshore bombard-
ments by the U.S. Navy also would
be suspended.
Besides the Western holiday
truce period around Dec. 25 and
Jan. 1, there wil be a suspension
of hostilities for the Vietnamese
lunar new year period in February,
the government said.
The Communist Viet Cong last
Saturday ordered a 48-hour truce
over Christmas and a similar halt
in the fighting over the New Year's
holiday. Immediately afterward
the United States said it was dis-
cussing with the Saigon govern-
ment the possibility of year-end
interruptions in the fighting.
In 1965 the Viet Cong an-

nounced a truce of 12 hours be-
ginning at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
They generally are credited with
observing it. But they accused the
United States and its allies of
having violated Viet Cong terms.
Last year the United States and
the South Vietnamese proposed a
30-hour cease-fire, starting at 6
p.m. Christmas Eve. Field units
reported several instances in which
the Viet Cong ignored this cease-
fire after their own shorter truce
period had ended.
After the ground fire had re-
sumed, the United States con-
tinued .a suspension of air strikes
against North' Viet Nam. The
withhold lasted 37 days, but noth-
ing came of attempts toget cease-
fire talks going in the interval.
Military men complained that the
North Vietnamese had taken ad-
vantage of thelull to rush men
and material south and to rebuild
bombed facilities.

of Konrad Adenauer then chancel-
It was alleged at the time that
he had misled the Bundestag-
parliament-in saying he had
nothing to do with the arrest of
a writer for the newsmagazine Der
Spiegel, who was vacationing in
Spain. It later turned out that he
had asked for the arrest through
the West German military attache
in Madrid. T r e a s o n charges
against the writer were later
Kiesinger, the Christian Dem-
ocrat who is expected to replace
Ludwig Erhard as chancellor, has
promised Strauss a job in the new
Strauss has been reported ready
to accept the job as finance min-
ister or to become Christian Dem-
ocratic party leader in the Bun-
destag. He is leader of the Bava-
rian wing of the Christian Dem-
ocratic party.
Disagreements were also report-
ed from the ranks of Christian
Democratic negotiatiors over the
future of Foreign Minister Ger-
hard Schroeder, who is slated for
the Defense Ministry. It was his
Foreign Ministry that made public
Strauss' role in the writer's arrest
and the two men have been on
unfriendly terms ever since.
Kiesinger told reporters that he
expected to complete his cabinet
yesterday but separate meetings of
the Christian Democratic and So-
cialist party leadership that were
to pass final judgment on the
choices were postponed 24 hours.
The election of the new chan-
cellor is clue on tomorrow. Eugen
Gerstenmaler, president or speaker
of the Bundestag, said he expects
this to go on as planned.


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