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Herter Defends Stand on Laos

U.S. Chan;
Travel Ru
For So'vieut

or Neutral Laos Cabinet

Tension Dissipates
At SEATO Meeting
By The Associated Press
The United States has told
friendly nations it is willing to
accept a broader based non-
Communist government in Laos,
including former Premier Sou-
vanna Phouma, provided the move
is acceptable to King Savang Vat-
Top United States officials made
this known today after the Soviet
Union reportedly turned down a
British peace formula. This would
have called for Soviet recognition
of the newly invested pro-Western
s. government of Premier Boun Oum.
The Soviet Union has contended
that neutralist Souvanna, who
fled the country Dec. 1, still rep-
resents the legal government be-
-PW"'" o cause he has never resigned as
BELGIAN STRIKERS MARCH-The 18-day old Belgia strikes premier.
Souvanna Authorization
turned to violence today as troops and police battled strikers. Soviet arms supplies, airlifted in
Premier Gaston Eysken, whose proposed austerity program spark- increasing amounts to pro-
ed the strikes, was considering asking King Baudouin to dis- Communist forces fighting in Laos,
solve Parliament and hold new elections after the bill was passed. have been justified on grounds
the airlift was authorized by
New Violence in IBelg ium S"ouvnew United States move
would remove the Soviet legal con-
tentiop if Souvanna joins the Boun
E ns Set lement H oes Oum cabinet.
It is realized in Washington
that any move to bring him into
BRUSSELS (1, - Bloody riots the present government is a mat-
in the Socialist stronghold of since he nation ide st rios a ter for the Laotian king and his
Liege yesterday crushed hopes for sin. the Itiwistres be present premier to decide.
a quick settlement of the 18-day- Dec. 20. It was the first time Erirysedy Taln'
old Bgi stresn h - soldiers had to intervene seriously. Earlier yesterday Thailand's
old Belgian strikes. g t They have been on guard at pre cner ovr whatahe
rioters in a battle of guns, sabres, government buildings but never ed Western unceraintwhan the
tear gas and flying stones. before have been seriously chal- aosecriese delaed the
argsa gsns lensed by rioters. Laos crises. He declared the situa-
The violent outbreak came after tion soon could get "completely
overnight reports from Socialist out of hand."
sored that the end of the strikes,. rtcie oni
seemed near, Cuba Re drityiee Couneil
The walkouts were called by the criticism seemed aimed at
Socialists'to protest Premier Gas- the Council of the Southeast Asia
ton Eysken's proposed austerity AFr dTreaty Organization, which met
program. Opponents of the mea- briefly at its Bangkok headquar-
sure said it imposed one-sided ters for the third time to discuss
A1 no statement.
No Concessions "However, Sarit later told the
A cabinet source said earlier the Thai people the situation in Laos
government had decided not to HAVANA (P) - Prime Minister is "serious but not critical." His
make any concessions and let the Fidel Castro tightened his al- statement added: "Many coun-
strikes die out on their own. ready firm military grip on Cuba tries are trying to solve the situa-
But it was also understood Eys- yesterday, sending troops into tion and Thailand hopes they are
kens was considering asking King Catholic Church buildings and successful."
Baudouin to dissolve Parliament other possible opposition centers. The feeling of tense urgency
after the austerity bill is passed Citizen soldiers occupied two which pervaded in SEATO head-
and thus have new elections by Catholic schools and a church asq
spring, a year ahead of schedule. strategic points. Thousands of quarters here all week appeared
railway station after more than militiamen and militiawomen in- tobe sipatisg.
1,000 rioters smashed the front of creased their alert against what Some sources said this was
the building. Castro pictures as a United Statesi apparently due to growing realiza-
Pierre Harmel, the government invasion due any moment., Lion that SEATO will not be asked'
spokesman, said the strikes were News from other areas was al- to supply military forces to halt
over in the northern province of most blacked out, but it was un- Communist advances in Laos-at
Limburg and the southern pro- derstood frantic preparations were least until some other methods of
vince of Luxembourg and in two under way throughout the entire restoring the uneasy calm have
northern cities - Oostende and island to repel invaders from the been tried.
Alost. North. Claim Not Pushed
The big trouble center was the Men and guns swarmed around Others said the United States
Liege area of the industrial south, the luxurious Hotel Naconal, the apparently has stopped pushing its
where riots in 1950 led to the Havana Riviera Hotel, historic claim that the Communists have
abdication of King Leopold III. Morro Castle and other places intervened with manpower as well
Soldiers Fire familiar to tourists, as equipment.
Belgian soldiers fired at the Positions Defended A majority of the SEATO mem-
ground and in the air near a new Malecon Drive, running along bers appeared to be firmly con-
Havana's seafront, has been chos- vinced SEATO's best course is a
en for major defense positions, call for political settlement while
Muzzles point seaward along the keeping its powder dry.
TO Reconsider Malecon-anti-tank guns with It was possible that this ap-
protective shields and four-bar- proach may have been dictated by
Defense M ove reled Czech anti-aircraft guns, the lukewarm reaction of Boun
Other guns top Principe Castle, Oum's pro-Western Laotian gov-
WASHINGTON (Ga-Secretary long a city prison in the heart of ernment to the possibility of
of Defense-designate Robert Mc- Havana and now apparently a SEATO intervention. Laos must
Namara was reported yesterday fortified command post, request SEATO aid before the or-
With Cuban Foreign Minister
to be interested in toning down or , _. . ...., . ganization can move.

WASHINGTON (A) - Secretary
of State Christian A. Herter yes-
terday gave a final report to the
Senate on United States affairs
Members of the Senate foreign
relations committee said the re-
port was "not very encouraging."
Herter particularly defended the
United States break in relations
with Cuba and the United States
position on Laos.
His report was made to the
committee behind closed doors.
Committee chairman Sen. J. Wil-
liam Fulbright (D-Ark) later re-
viewed it with reporters.
Comment on Decision
Sen. Albert Gore (D-Tenn) a
member of the committee, told
reporters he felt the break with
Cuba was inadvisable. But Ful-
bright said he did not wish to
criticize the decision.
Cuba, Laos and the Congo are
the main issues discussed, Ful-
bright said, although Herter's re-
port also touched on Berlin, the
United States balance of pay-
ments, Algeria and the December
meeting of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization.
uibright indicated the United
States would favor the reconstitu-
tion of a three-nation interna-
tional control commission in Laos,
if the pro-Western government of

Premier Boun Oum should wish
Oppose Commission
The Soviet Union has opposed
re-assembling the commission,
composed of Canada, Poland and
India. The commission was creat-
May Create.
lNew Envmoy
WASHINGTON (A-President-
elect John F. Kennedy is believed
to be considering sending a spe-
cial emissary to see Soviet Pre-
mier Nikita S. Khrushchev.
The emissary would sound out
whatever ideas Khrushchev may
have for improving Soviet-Amer-
ican relations.
The mission to Moscow presum-
ably would be assigned to former
New York Gov. W. Averell Har-
riman, whom Kennedy named a
week ago to be his ambassador-
In the Kennedy camp, there is
said to be a strong feeling that
the new administration must act
as quickly as possible after taking
office to sound out Khrushchev.


ed in 1954 as an outgrowth of the
Geneva settlement of the then
critical Indochinese dispute.
Fulbright, said he feels there is
no justification for criticism in
Europe that the United States is
following a "trigger happy" policy
in Laos. The Russians have made
things worse by flying supplies
to Communist troops, he said.
In Laos, as well as in other,
areas, he said, Herter indicated.
the Russians have left the im-
pression they do not care to pro-
ceed on problems until the Ken-
nedy administration comes in.
Situation Serious
On Berlin, Fulbright said, Her-
ter indicated the situation was
very serious, with far reaching im-
plications. But the outgoing sec-
retary had little new to say one
this point, the committee chair-
man said.
Both Fulbright and Sparkman
said there was great provocation
for the United States to break re-
lations with Cuba. Sparkman said
he acepts Herter's stand that it
was impossible to operate under
conditions laid down by Cuban
Prime Minister Fidel Castro.
Fulbright said he did not wish
to comment on a possible trade
embargo or economic sanctions
against Cuba,

ed States yesterday rejuggled
off-limits areas for Russ
traveling in this country.
The action was in response
1959 Soviet revisions of travel
strictions on Americans.
At the same. time, the Un
States proposed to the Soviet
ion that negotiations start in'
,near future to do away with
travel curbs imposed by e
country on citizens of the oth
The United' States ofif-lir
rulings were first imposed in 1
in retaliation for long-stand
Soviet restrictions, which also.
ply to other foreigners. The Kre
lin has repeatedly ignored Un
States requests over the years
an easing of their ban.
Under yesterday's move, ab
one-mourth of United States t
ritory is off-limits to- Russia
This is about the same total a
as before the revisions but
places are changed.
The new ruling opens to R'
sian visitors several big Un
States cities previously closed
them, including Sari Franci
Newark, Brooklyn and more of
Los Angeles area.

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Jack Borckart, Campus Pastor
Wi. S. Baker, Patricio Pickett, associate
Services: 9:00, 10:30 and 11:50 a.m.
Seminary Sunday
9:00 and 10:30 a.m.-Dr. Henry Kuizenga
preaching: "One of Life's Necessities."
11:50 a.m. Rev. Jack Borckordt preaching:
"Let the Regeemed of the Lord Say So."
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11:30 a.m. Student Coffee Hour in French
4:00 p.m. Conference Period on Church Vo-
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6:45 p.m. Presbyterian Stuudent Fellowship
Forum Held in French Room.
Tuesday, Jan. 10th
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Observatory, Pat Pickett's Apt.
Friday, Jan. 13th
6:15 p.m. Grad Group Dinner "Influence of
Islam and Christianity on Society" Rev.
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Church School: 9:30-10:40 and 10:55-12:00,
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evening program.
Radio vespers by Dr. Luchs Sunday at 5:15,
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Ernest Klaudt.
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ated Man," Rev. Paul Eberts, at 524
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Sunday at 9:45 and at 11:15: Worship Serv-
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Search for Symmetry."
Sunday at 9:45 and 11:15: Bible Classes
Sunday at 6:00: Gamma Delta, Lutheran Stu-
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Hill St. & S. Forest Ave.
Henry 0. Yoder, Pastor
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Rev. Gene Ransom, Campus Minister
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BANGKOK, Thailand ('-Bor-
der police have arrested several
Vietnamese nationals who set up
a secret shooting range on the
Thai border opposite the Laotian
capital of Vientiane, Interior Min-
ister Praphas Charusathien said
Praphas said the Vietnamese,
who have lived in Thailand since,
the Indochina war, either were
training for subversion in Thai-
land or to help pro-Communist
forces in Laos.

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9:30 a.m. Seminar, "Biblical Thought,"
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