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September 15, 1961 - Image 3

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Vestern Allies Launch


3erlin Strategy


At Washington Parley

Participant s
At . son
Elude Pres
East-West Parley
Prospects Called
'Slightly Brighter'


forces of President Moise Tshom-
be last night were reported hold-
ing part of the Elisabethville Air-
port against United Nations forc-
es and to have driven off a UN
plane with anti-aircraft fire.
The plane, damaged by gun-
fire, was reported to have crash-
landed on an emergency approach
to Kamina Airport but none
aboard was injured. The UN force
was reported to have heavily bom-
barded a Katanga military camp
in retaliation for the plane inci-
An unconfirmed broadcast last
night reported Tshombe had ap-
proached UN Representative Con-
or Cruise O'Brien in an attempt
to stop the Elisabethville fight-
Fight in Streets
Fighting raged through the
Elisabethville, streets, parks and
surroundings for the second day
as the Katangans of Tshombe
held tenaciously in determination
to keep their rich province from
union with the hard-up Congo
government of Leopoldville.
The UN forces had moved on
the Katanga capital at the re-
quest of Leopoldville to unify The
Congo and end the Katanga se-
Tshombe was reported by sev-
eral sources to be holding to his
home grounds.
Conducts Total War
At Salisbury, Southern Rho-

WASUINGTON (2) - Western
foreign ministers began strategy
talks yesterday amid slightly
brighter prospects for East-West
negotiations looking toward re,-
solving the Berlin crisis without
Representatives of the United
States, Great Britain and France
opened the three-day talks with a
session lasting 2 hours. .
But participants eluded report-
ers when the meeting broke up
and a State Department spokes-
man Would not go 'beyond- this
terse report:
General Review
"It was a general review of out-
standing problems, including de-
velopments in Laos and The Con-
go and the current situation in
West Germany will be repre-
sented at subsequent meetings,
which are expected to go into the
Berlin-German problem in more
Before the ''foreign ministers'
meeting, State Department Press
Officer Joseph Reap indicated to!
newsmen that the department
now feels there {is informal agree-
ment on both sides to go ahead
with preliminary discussions look-
ing to the serious Berlin negotia-
tions both West and East have
said the want.
Visits Rusk
Russian Ambassador Mikhail
Menshikov caused a flurry among
newsmen standing by at the State
Department when, he appeared
unexpectedly and met briefly with
Secretary of State Dean Rusk
while the foreign .ministers were
in session.
Menshikov was with Rusk only.
a few minutes and when he left
would not tell reporters what they
talked about. And. 'the State De-
partment would say only that the
appointment was arranged on
short notice at the, request of
Menshikov who has just returned
from a Russian vacation.
A department spokesman did
say the ambassador did not bring
a note or other communication
from Moscow. °'

-AP Wirephoto
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY-This is the East German Clean-
ing Department truck which was used by an Eastern Zone
couple Monday to break through a Communist guarded wall in
the American sector of West Berlin.
Adenauer Brandt
Agreon Policy

Associated Press Feature Writer
BONN--West German foreign
policy is likely to continue on its
strictly pro-Western course no
matter who wins Sunday's na-
tional election.
Tliere is no significant differ-
ence in foreign policy matters be-
tween the two principal oppon-
ents, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
of the conservative Christian
Democrat Party and the socialists'
West. Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt.
Adenauer and Brandt imaintain
that the Berlin crisis must be
solved through East-West nego-
tiations without any Western con-
fcessions which could curtail the
freedom of the city's population.
Both feel the basis for successful
,talks is the removal of the barbed
wire and walls which restrict the
movement within the former Ger-
man capital.

They believe the future of West
Berlin must be determined within
the framework of the future of
Germany. Thus, nothing should be
done to change the status of the
city unless Germany can be reuni-
fied on the basis of free elections
in West and Communist East
Germany. Without this the West-
ern' Big Three should maintain
their troops in the city to guard
its freedom.
Brandt says a socialist govern-
ment would be more active in
working oit the basis for a peace
treaty with a reunified Germany
in "closest cooperation with the
Western powers."
Adenauer maintains that a cli-
mate favorable for reunification
can be achieved only by easing of
world tensions through general,
and controlled disarmament.

Steel Corp. and 'Jones & Laugh-
lin Steel Corp. said yesterday
they do not know whether, or to
what extent, or when they may
adjust their prices.
Commenting on the President's
appeal, Thomas F. Patton, head
of Republic Steel, said:
"We have not raised the gen-
eral level of our prices for more
than three years, ih spite of two
successive increases in employ-
ment costs. Yet, we are now asked
to absorb a third increase Oct. 1
without compensating prices ad-
"Your advisors seek to justify
the freezing of current steel
prices, regardless of the inequities
to our company. We are asked,
in effect, to substitute their per-
sonal judgment for the known ef-
ficiency and fairness of the com-
petitive market places. This we
cannot do."
Board Chairman Avery C.
Adams of J & L said:
. "Your proposal that steel prices
be frozen is a major step toward
price-fixing by government decree
and constitutes dangerous im-
pairment of our free economy."

-AP Wirephoto
ACROSST#IE FENCE -- West and East German couples engage
in conversation over the barbed wire along the border near
Dresdner Strasse.

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mote Republican principles.
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