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WASHINGTON (VP) - Adlai E.
Stevenson yesterday was offered
the post ,of Ambassador to the
United Nations in the Kennedy
President-elect John P. Ken-
nedy announced the offer after a
conference with the 1952-56 demo-
cratic standard bearer.
Stevenson withheld a public de-
cision, saying he wanted to talk
it over further. He emphasized,
however, that "I have tried to
make it clear that I want to help."
Kennedy called the assignment
one of the three or four most im-
portant jobs in the administration
"I can think of no man who
would fill this post with grater
Stevenson was one of the last of
a dozen or more visitors to the
Kennedy home in Georgetown dur-
ing the day for conferences on
jobs and policies..
Suggests New Unit
In one major announcement,
Kennedy said he will ask Congress
to create a Cabinet. department
of urban affairs, to handle prob-
lems peculiar to city dwellers.
Kennedy said that the proposed
legislation that would be needed
to set up the department is being
prepared now "and I hope to put
it up to Congress by this winter."
Stevenson, former governor of
Illinois, got a rousing cheer from
a group of Georgetown Univer-
sity students and others when he
arrived at the Kennedy home.
Many of the students were from
the Foreign service school. One
of them carried a home-made sign
reading "America needs Stevenson
for secretary of state."
After the conference Stevenson
told newsmen he had not sought
the UN assignment, and one of
the things he wanted to consider
was a strengthing of the United
Kennedy said the mission must
be expanded and strengthened,
"Our ambassador to the UN
must play a greater role in making
policy as well as expressing it."
When Stevenson said "he did
not know how long it would take
to reach a decision, Kennedy broke
in to say that he hopes everything
will be settled by the middle of
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MAY ACCEPT-Adlal Stevenson, former Democratic presidential standard bearer, talks to news-
men as, President-elect John Kennedy stands by. Kennedy offered Stevenson the post of U.S. Am-
bassador to the United Nations. Stevenson indicated he had tentatively accepted the post.
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Truman Aide May Get
State Department Post
WASHINGTON (P) - President-
elect John F. Kennedy yesterday
conferred at his Georgetown home
with Dean Rusk, who has been
described as a leading contender
for the top cabinet post of Sec-
retary of State.
Rusk declined to tell newmen
whether he and Kennedy had dis-
cussed a possible role for him in
the new administration. They
were together about 45 minutes.
Rusk said the talk dealt with
foreign affairs generally and es-
pecially "organization of the
government to carry out our
Rusk, a 51-year-old Democrat
who served as Assistant Secretary
of State in the Truman adminis-
tration, is now neaa of the Rocke-
feller Foundation with headquar-
ters in New York.,
Much speculation now centers
on the posts of Secretary of the
Treasury, Secretary of Defense
and Attorney General.
For Secretary of the Treasury
talk continued to list as possibili-
ties Douglas Dillon, Undersecre-
tary of State in the Eisenhower
administration, and RobertS. Mc-
Namara, president of the Ford
Motor Co. -
(McNamara, an Ann Arbor re-
sident, was not available for com-
Robert F. Kennedy, the Presi-
dent-elect's brother and campaign
manager, remains in the Attorney
HAVANA (A) - Fidel Castro's
government bought the Cuban
operations of the Royal Bank of
Canada yesterday in what the
bank described as an entirely am-
The bank is a chartered com-
mercial bank having no connec-
tion with the Canadian govern-
Transfer of Royal's $125 million
in Cuban assets together with all
its Cuban liabilities to the Banco
Nacional de Cuba followed Cas-
tro's forcible nationalization ear-
lier this fall of all United States
banks in Cuba.
While a Royal official here
said the bank had been nation-
alized, the home office In Mon-
treal said its assets were sold and
"the arrangement reached with
the central bank was on an en-
tirely amicable basis."
(EDITOR'S NOTE: While dis-
patches from Vientiane say neutral-
ist Premier Souvanna Phouma re-
mains in control after an early
morning military takeover in the
Laotian capital yesterday, his chief
antagonist in southern Laos claims
the takeover was a victory for his
SAVANNAKHET, Laos (JP)-Gen:
houmi Nosavan said forces loyal
his rightist rebel regime staged
n uprising before dawn yesterday
Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
He said the revolt was directed
gainst Prince Souvanna Phouma,
he neutralist premier who is con-
dered by Phoumi to be too leni-
nt with the Communist-led Pat-
et Lao guerrillas.
Early dispatches said that mili-
tary units vowing loyalty to Phou-
ma took over Vientiane and pro-
Communist elements fled or were
placed under guard. Capt. Kong
Le, who leans toward the left, was
sacked as garrison commander.
Aimed at Leftists
The predawn maneuver appeared
aimed at the pro-Communist Pat-
het Lao and other leftists who
have infiltrated the capital. Ru-
mors had swept the city that Pat-
het Lao guerrillas nearby might
try to seize Vientiane.
Some Western diplomats said
the military maneuver might be
designed to strengthen the pre-
mier's hand in his peace negotia-
tions with the rightist regime of
Nosavan. Phoumi's forces have
broken through on the jungle
front 100 miles to the east and arej
reported advancing on the capital."
Phoumi asserted his forces seized
the defense ministry and several'
other strategic points and pre-
dicted they soon would have con-
trol of the capital's airport.
(In Vientiane, Souvanna said
two planeloads of Phoumi's para-
troopers flew over the capital's air-
port in the afternoon, asked per-:
mission to land and were refused.
He said they then flew to a point
about 14 miles away and dropped
70 paratroopers, who made no
George Romney, chairman of
the coordinating committee for a
constitutional convention asked
state legislators for a change in
legislation to allow the primary for
convention delegates and the ac-
tual approval for calling con-con
to be combined in the same elec-
tion on April 3.
The April 3 con-con referendum
is the next step after the passing
of the delegate distribution amend-
ment Nov. 8.
In a letter to Gov. G. Mennen
Williams, Governor-elect John B.
Swainson and the state legislature,
Romney said that if the 1960 Act
requiring the primary to take place
in February were revised the cost
of a separate election, estimated
at $350,000 or more, would be
attempt to attack his force
So far there has been only on
breif clash in Vientiane, Phoumt
said. He listed four dead and .
few wounded among those wh
resisted. He described those wh
resisted as Pathet Lao.
WASHINGTON (P)-The Inter
national Monetary Fund has sol
the United States $300 million-c
gold, boosting the American bul
lion holding for the first tim
in many months.
The IMF said it made the trans
action in order to obtain dollar
to invest in short term treasur
securities.i t said it wanted t
convert some of its gold int
treasury notes in order to ear
interest on part of its reserves.
Since June 30, foreign natior
have purchased about $1.4 billio
of American gold, which has give
rise to some fears that a "run" o
gold might develop.
This was the third time in re
cent years that the IMF, an ir
ternational institution designed t
promote stable currencies, hs
sold gold to the United States.
Tonight at 8:30
LONDON (P) - British Prime
Minister Harold Macmillan hinted
yesterday he is considering a con-
troversial new venture in per-
sonal diplomacy - face-to-face
talks with Red China's Premier
Chou En-Lai - when the time
But he made clear in the House
of Commons this is not the mo-
World News Roundup'
by The Associated Press
The nation's two biggest elec-
trical manufacturers, Westing-
house Electric Corp. and General
Electric Co. changed innocent
pleas to guilty or no defense yes-
terday in one of the federal gov-
ernment's biggest criminal anti-
The two firms were each named
in 19 indictments of price fixing
and bid rigging with respect to
annual sales, amounting to about
$2 billion, of heavy electrical
equipment-mainly to local, state
and federal agencies and public
sources yesterday questioned the
accuracy of reports that Russia
plans to establish a submarine
base in Guinea on the west coast
There is no evidence of any
construction and nothing indicates
that the Soviets and the leftist
government of President Sekou
Toure have agreed to establish
such a base, the sources said.
Portuguese officials are spread-
ing word of such an agreement,
which would give the Soviets an
important military foothold in Af-
CROWN POINT, Tobago - The
United States will retain its naval
base at Chaguaramas on the Is-
land of Trinidad for 17 years, it
was agreed at talks ending here
The base is one of those Britain
leased to the United States in the
deal that delivered 50 old United
States destroyers to the British
early in World War II.
Renegotiation was brought on
by the new autonomous status of
the former British West Indies
Chaguaramas is the only active
United States naval base in the
said last night it is granting loans
on favorable terms for the build-
ing of about 100 industrial and
agricultural projects in the Unit-
ed Arab Republic.
The Soviet Union already is fi-
nancing a large part of the con-
struction and providing technical
assistance on the Aswan high dam'
project on the Nile.
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WASHINGTON-The Air Force
has decided to wait another day
before trying to eject and recover
the capsule of the Discoverer
satellite launched from Vanden-
berg Air Force Base yesterday.
The Air Force said at mid-
afternoon today that the test of
the satellite which carries spy
gear and human tissue for radia-
tion tests, continued to be so suc-
cessful that it was decided to leave
the capsule in orbit at least until
ment to ask Chou to London or
to undertake a journey himself
Britain, unlike the United States,
has recognized the Peiping regime
and has swapped diplomatic mis-
sions with the Red government.
Macmillan's statement, prompt-
ed by questions from Conservative
followers, and Labor Party op-
ponents, came shortly after a
group of 38 Laborites called for
an unprecendented parliamentary
vote of thanks to Premier Nikita
Khrushchev "for his recent ef-
forts" to reaffirm a peaceful co-
existence as the policy goal of
This was a reference to the Mos-
cow parley of 81 Communist party
chieftains in which Khrushchev
seemed to have emerged the win-
ner after encounters with Chinese
rulers who have long been urging a
more: revolutionary program by
The fate of the Laborite motion
is uncertain. It will be debated
only if another 100 or so law-
makers sign it. So far mainly left-
wingers have done so although
some moderates have lent their
names to it.
With characteristic British cau-
tion, Macmillan made it clear to-
day he will not risk offending his
allies again if and when he de-
cides to meet China's leaders.
In a caucus at the Special Ses-
on Wednesday, Speaker Don
ears named Robert E. Waldron
R-Grosse Point) as chairman and
wo other Republicans, Russell H.
trange (R-Clare) and Caroll C.
ewton (R-Delaware) to a com-
nittee for studying the feasibility
f the proposal.
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