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President Meets Kennedy
To Conie hneover]

TRANSFER TALKS-President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President-elect John F. Kennedy met
yesterday at the White House in Washington to discuss the transfer of the administration and
the changeover from Republican to Democratic executive policies.

Take Action
In Louisian"a
segregation boycott of William
Frantz School grew steadily weak-
er yesterday while new legal
maneuvers were undertaken.
New Orleans state legislators,
the New Orleans States-Item said,
prepared to ask members of the
Orleans Parish (county) school
board to resign.
On their part, the school board
members filed a suit in United
States District Court asking that
New Orleans banks containing
funds show cause why school board
checks should not be honored.
The legistlature froze state
funds-in New Orleans so the school
board could not pay bills, trying
to seize ' control of the city's
schools. /
A statement by state Rep. Risley
C. Triche, floor leader for Gov.
Jimmie Davis, carried the implied
threat that state officials would
not in the future release state
money for the operation of New
Orleans schools unless the state
took over control.
The quarantine of the school
neighborhood reduced the amount
of jeering and catcalls 23 white
children heard as they returned to
William Frantz classes.

U.S. Accuses Soviets
Of 'Lethal Colonialism'

Discuss Domestic,
International Affairs
WASHINGTON (M)-President
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Presi-
dent-elect John F. Kennedy met
yesterday to talk about the poli-
tical changeover and to seal Amer-
ican unity behind the continued
search for world peace.
The Republican President and
the Democratic , president-elect,
chatting at a White House con-
ference for more than three hours,
laid aside the acrimony of a pres-
idential campaign in whicli each
had assailed the other's policies
and proposals..
President Eisenhower and Ken-
nedy talked alone almost two
hours about domestic and inter-
national affairs. Their discussions
centered particularly on the trou-
blesome imbalance of United
States foreign payments and its
threat to the stability of the
American dollar.
Later Secretary of State Chris-'
tian A. Herter, Secretary of the
Treasury Robert B. Anderson and
Secretary of Defense Thomas S.
Gatesfilled in the president-elect
on the details of American prob..
lems in a sorely troubled world.
Out of the conferences came a
joint statement from President
Eisenhower and Kennedy aimed at
reassuring the world that the Jan-
uary transition from a Republican
to a Democratic administrgtioih
will be an orderly one in which
historic American objectives will
remain unchanged.
"The American people and their
government have consistently
sought to protect freedom and
have tried to help people through-
out the world better their stand-
ards of living," the statement said.
"These national objectives will be
vigorously pursued by the incom-
ing administration."
Kennedy said President Eisen-
hower had stated "he would be
happy to serve if the time should
come when he could do so use-
Kennedy added that nothing
specific was discussed.
Kennedy will consult with Unit-
ed Nations officials in New York
today and is expected to announce
a new Cabinet selection, presum-
ably Rep. Stewart L. Udall (D-
Ariz), for Secretary of the Inter-

UN Council
To Discuss
United Nations announced late
yesterday that the Security Coun-
cil will meet this morning to take
up Soviet demands for the release
of Patrice Lumumba, deposed
Congo premier now under arrest.
The Council meeting was called
after Soviet delegate Valerian A.
Zorin failed in an attempt to call
an emergency night session. Angry
Western delegates denounced the
move by Zorin, Council president,
as arbitrary. '
Wanted Night Meeting
Zorin, Council president for this
month, wanted the meeting to air
Moscow's demands that Congo,
authorities grant immediate free-"
dom to deposed Premier Patrice,
Zorin called on Secretary-Gen-
eral Dag Hammarskjold yesterday
morning and notified him that he,
planned to summon the Council"
into an emergency nig1t session.
The United States and other
Western members learned of Zor-
in's plans when the United Na-
tions announced Zorin's visit. This
set off angry Western charges that
Zorin was acting in an arbitrary
manner and abusing his powers
as Council president.
Insufficient Support
A poll of the 11 members failed
to win sufficient support for a
night meeting.
Before Zorin's call on Hammar-
skjold the Soviet delegation dis-
tributed a statement blaming the:
United States, Belgium, Britain
and France for the latest turn of
events in the Congo, including the
actions taken against Lumuba.
Approach Foreshadowed
Foreshadowing the Soviet ap-
proach to the Council, the state-
ment demanded immediate free-
dom for Lumumba and otherof
his supporters now in jail; the
disarming of Col. Joseph Mobutu's
Congo army; the setting up of a
special Asian-African commission
to investigate how Mobutu's army
is being financed.
Hammarskold has also appeal-
ed to Congo President Joseph
Kasavubu to let the International
Red Cross examine Lumumba to
make sure he has not been mis-
TheaSecretary - General asked
this at the request of Asian-
African delegates who have been
aroused by pictures from Leopold-
ville showing Lumumba in ropes
and being subjected to indignities.

Lumumba Troops Attack North Con

Joseph Mobutu reinforced Equator
province to the north yesterday
after troops loyal to ex-premier
Patrice Lumumba attacked three
villages there.
The attackers came from Orien-
tal province to the east, strong-
World News
By The Associated Press
Minister Mataafa Flame of West-
ern Samoa arrived here late Mon-
day night en route to the United
Nations where he will argue his
country's case for independence.
Western Samoa seeks nation-
hood after a United Nations
trusteeship administered by New
* * .
United Nations political committee
yesterday defeated an African-
Asian bid for immediate redis-
tributidn of UN Security Council
With the defeat of the resolu-.
tion, a European-Latin American
campaign for charter amendments
to increase the size of the council
also died..
BONN (A) - Foreign Minister
Heinrich von Brentano emphati-
cally repeated yesterday the West
German government position that
it will not pay toward the costs of
maintaining United States troops
in the country.
Such payment had been asked
by United States Secretary of the
Treasury Robert B. Anderson in
talks here last last month.

hold of Lumumba's supporters who
are threatening to set up a rival
regime in Stanleyville, the provin-
cial capital.
The raid tended to discount . a
st'atement by Mobutu, the Congo
army chief, that the Lumumba
faction held only part of Stanley--
ville and had no strength in the
rest of Oriental.
Attack in Reprisal
The attack on the Equator bor-
der villages apparently was in
reprisal for Mobutu's arrest of
Lumumba, captured in the in-
terior last week after he eluded
army surveillance i this capital.
Advices from the province said
the raiders attacked villages in-
habited by the Bumbas, Mobutu's
tribe, and at least two villagers
were killed.
Mobutu sent a company of troops
by plane from Leopoldville to re-
inforce the garrisons in Equator.
Wrangling between Mobutu's
backers and the UN continued. A
UN official promised vigorous ac-
tion if-as reported--the Congo-
lese Transport Corporation carried'
out a threat to halt the transport
of UN supplies by rail between the.
port of Matadi and Leopoldville.
Troops Withdrawn
UN troops guarding the resi-
dence of President Joseph Kasa-
vubu, a Mobutu backer, were ab-

ruptly withdrawn. They had
on guard duty there for a
UN officials said Kasa
security has now become a :
Congolese matter. The UN
mand is embittered by the al
of any apology or offer of
pensation after Congolese sc
made savage assaults on Ul'
sonnel recently.
Mobutu called newsmen
army camp and told themr
Lumumba had not been br
assaulted in jail, as report
Lumumba Examined
He said Belgian doctors ex
ed Lumumba and pronounce
in satisfactory condition. He
ceded that Lumumba h
sprained wrist and a swolle
from the beating, by the sc
who captured him.
At the height of the UN-M/
quarreling, E d w a r d Ker
youngest brother of the Pres
elect, and two Democratic sei
arrived from Elisabethville
African fact-finding missior
They are Sen. Frank Chu
Idaho and Sen. Frank Mi
Utah. The group was greet
Mobutu's interior minister,
Nussbaumer. The Americans
joined in Leopoldville by Ser
W. McGee, (D-Wyo), who a

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United States yesterday accused
the Soviet Union of hiding under
the x "false banner of liberation"
while heading the largest colonial
empire in the world.
In a slashing attack on Soviet
anti-colonial activities, U.S. Am-
bassador James J. Wadsworth told
the United Nations General As-
sembly that the Kremlin is "the
arch practitioner of this new and
lethal colonialism." He called the
Soviet role "cynical and hypo-
Joins Debate
Joining in the long and bitter
debate on colonialism, Wads-
worth said the Soviet Union had
appeared in its true colors last
Sunday morning when it vetoed
the membership application of the
new African country, Mauritania.
"This veto, a bare-faced at-
tempt to blackmail the Security
Council into accepting a package
deal," he said, "has effectively pre-
vented Mauritania from achieving:
its full status and rights in the
community of nations."
Wadsworth suggested that UN
members should consider the im-
plications of this veto the next
time the Soviet Union "takes the
floor to champion, with hollow

oratory, the independence
equal rights of all peoples."
Claims Violation


The United States delegate said
the Communist colonial system is
"as complete a violation of the
rights of man as any that ever
existed." The entire system, he
said, is disguised by censorship,
by ruthless thought control and
by an elaborate misuse of words
like "democratic" and "autono-
"But," he added, "its tragic
reality is attested by the millions
who have escaped from it and
by the tens of thousands who died
in their vain efforts to shake it
Labor Urges
ennedy Move
To, Cut Taxes
WASHINGTON (A) -- A major
segment of organized labor yes-
terday urged President-elect John
F. Kennedy to sponsor a broad,
temporary tax cut as a "direct
attack on economic stagnation."
That is the top item on a long
list of objectives proposed for the
incoming national administration
at a meeting here of the executive
committee of the AFL-CIO indus-
trial union department.
Declaring the nation is again
in a "full-blown recession," its
policy statement said a direct at-
tack on economic sluggishness is
the "best way to reverse current
unemployment, budget and growth
"To this end the IUD urged a
broad-based, temporary tax cut
aimed at increasing the net spend-
able income of America's great
mass of wage and salary earners.
Such a temporary reduction of
taxes for the lower and middle-
income groups would be reflected
almost at once in rising retail
trade and in the services. It would
do much to clear the shelves of
excess inventory and again start
goods moving through the nation's
The Labor Department report-
ed, meanwhile, that most employ-
ers expect a net decrease in job
levels by mid-January.

Americans Committed to World ResponSibility
p resent-
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