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Threats of Invasion LtopoldURND
Straining Economy
HAVANA, (') - Supplementing A__GARHN.ESA
its claim that a Yankee invasion . HOEA
threatens, the Cuban government
announced yesterday it has seized NEW AFRICAN ENTENTE-Shaded are five African states which
two airdrops of weapons originat- yesterday urged the disarming of the present Congo regime and
ed in the United States and des- freeing of ex-Premier Lumumba. The group proclaimed a "Char-
tined for insurgents here. ter of New Africa" for joint action.
The invasion scare Fidel Castro
started 10 days ago is beginning
to strain Cubans and their indus-
tries. The big sugar harvest is at
hand, but the workers are busy
at -other things-Putting on mili-
tia uniforms and manning the So- Ask Lumumba's Return
viet and Czech weapons that bris-
tle everywhere on the island. CASABLANCA, Morocco, (A- N
A defense spokesman said Cas- Africa's major anti-Western neu- Nkmed rejected this on the ground
tro's militia grabbed one arms tralist leaders called yesterday it would precipitate civil war and
collection of pistols, rifles, machine for a new start in the Congo by probable foreign intervention.
-guns, mortars and bazookas drop- bringing Patrice Lumumba back Nasser and Toure then fell backI
ped west of Havana in Pinar Del as premier. onasdem and, for an ncondcitn
Rio province. They wound up a "summit meet- on a demand for an unc ono-
Troops pounced on a second ing" held at the invitation of King Bu wirumwal from the Congo
load of munitions and medicine Mohammed V of Morocco. Others But Nkrumah, who has always in-
parachuted from a plane in the attending were Presidents Gamal mumbaei through wa the UN su-
Escambray Mountains of Las Vil- Abdel Nasser of the United Arab mmba is through the l stu
las province, the government said. Republic, Kwame Nkrumah of beeded in tying several string
If the report is true, insurgents Ghana, Sekou Toure of Guinea before giving his agreement. Fo
still camped in those areas suf- and Modibo Keita of Mali. one thing, he said it would have
fered a severe blow by losing Representing one-fourth of the to be approved by his parliament
thousands of dollars worth of continent's population, they issued which regularly does his bidding
fighting equipment. a call for-African unity but cou-
Complete Break - pled it with a series of measures Rocket Tests
Ruptured Cuban-American re- that could produce a lasting split
lations became complete yester- with the moderate pro-Western [jAllen
day when the Swiss embassy as- African nations. y i t i I
sumed protection of United After lengthy and heated dis-
States interests in Cuba and all cussions, leaders of the five states CAPE CANAVERAL W_)-A Blu
but three United States embassy urged the United Nations to dis- Scout I, largest solid-fuel rocke
officials flew home. arm and disband "the lawless ever flown here, successfully pro-
United States Charge d'Affaires bands" of the Congolese military pelled a package of sensitive meas-
Daniel M. Braddock left Havana leader, Col. Joseph Mobutu, re- uring devices into the lower edge
yesterday after almost the entire lease Lumumba from jail and call of the Van Allen radiation belt to-
non-Communist diplomatic colo- Parliament back into session. day.
ny turned out to bid him and his They backed this up with a re- Valuable information was radi-
six aides farewell. renewed threat to withdraw their oed back from all eight experi-
Aboard Braddock's plane were 6,500 troops from the 20,000-man ments packed into the 392-pounc
six American newspapermen ex- UN command in the Congo. payload.
pelled by the Castro government The demands to the UN on the Two aircraft and a ship has-
after being held overnight by mili- Congo are in effect a set of con- tened to the area to attempt re-
tary intelligence agents. No rea- ditions on their threat to with- covery of the capsule, which car-
sons were given for their arrest or draw troops from the UN com- ried a miniature tape recorder tc
expulsion. mand. This represented a victory register velocity and payload tem-
The breach that began with for Nkrumah over Toure and Nas- peratures during the 32-minute
Cuba's order to shrink the size of ser, who at first wanted all five na- flight.
the United States embassy staff tions to put their troops at the The Air Force said clear signals
and was climaxed by President disposal of the pro-Lumumba re- were received from the experi-
Dwight D. Eisenhower's formal gime in Stanleyville. ments.
break in relations now leaves sev-
eral hundred Americans to con-
tinue life here without embassy
protection.
Sell Sugar
Maj. Ernesto Guevara, Cuba's W RRE
economic chief, told a television
audience Friday night that Cuba
already has traded its 1961 sugar
crop to the Communist bloc in
exchange for unspecified political EXAMeTIM E
considerations.
Through Guevera, Prime Min-is
ister Castro made an apparent Outline Time
new bid for reconciliation once
President-elect John F. Kennedy
occupies the White House. Use our
Guevara hinted that Cuba is
ready anytime for a man-to-man
talk with the new Washington ad-
ministration. He said Castro will
sell three million tons of sugar an-
nually "at realistic prices" and
buy an equally valued quantity of
American goods, if the United EX A M S
States is willing.
Cuba has been pinched by short- ALL SUBJECTS
ages in almost every line, from
salt to oil refinery equipment, and U rMchis Bookstore
is desperately seeking suppliesUB
throughout the world.
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