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WASHINGTON (A) - President
John F'. Kennedy disclosed yes-
terday he is considering a request
to Congress for a build-up of con-
ventional weapons strength-with-
out necessarily, reducing reliance
on nuclear power.
Secretary of Defense Robert S.
McNamara urged the increase in
a study reappraising the nation's
whole defense strategy, Kennedy
said at his weekly news confer-
The President said he will make
his decision on overhauling the
military programs in about two
weeks, then send recommenda-
tions to Congress.
Meantime, he sought-as Secre-
tary of State Dean Rusk did'
Thursday-to allay fears of the
European allies that an increase
in conventional forces might
mean less nuclear capacity or less
reliance on nuclear power to com-
bat a possible attack.
"We have reached no decision
which would indicate that there
has been a change in our reli-
ance," the President said.
Kenya Communist Party
Wins Election Race
NAIROBI, Kenya (PA) - Tam
Mboya's Kenya African National
fr Union, which wants Mau Mau
-leader Jomo Kenyatta for prime
minister, emerged from final
election returns last night with
majority support in a new Negro-
Kanu is expected to propose
four ministers for the new govern-
ment that will prepare for in-
dependence from Britain. The new
parliament meets April 6.
The party is demanding im-;
mediate release of Kenyatta, the
"burning spear" of the secret ter-
rorits Mau Mau movement that
once tried to drive all white from
Kenya. Jailed seven years ago,
RKenyattau now is restricted to the
isolated desert settlement of Lad-
Kanu won 16 of the 33 seats re-
served for Africans in the 53-seat
body and has the support of
three independent winners.
The Kenya Africa Democratic
Unoin won 10 seats and has the
support of two independents as'
well as a Buluya Democratic
One independent who refused
his support to either Kanu, or the
Democratic Union also was elect-
Although Kanu did not win an
overall parliamentary majority
due to a bloc of 20 seats reserved
for Europeans, Asians and Arabs,
it supported most of the .success-
ful European and Asian candi-
Gov. Sir Patrick Renison in a
broadcast declared that despite
the election results he had no in-
tention of releasing Kenyatta.
The, governor who has called
Kenyatta a leader to "darkness
and death" said he cared to much
for Kenya to "contemplate hist
stepping from restriction to posi-
tion of authority."
Kenya's political leaders and
people must come to "see him
(Kenyatta) and know hikz as he
is "before he is released from
restriction, the governor said.
By The Associated Press
PAPO CANAVERAL - The
Navy's "second generation" Polar-
is missile was launched success-
fully for the first time from a.
ship at sea yesterday, zipping 1,-.
600 miles down the Atlantic track-
'The success was the fourth in
five firings for the advanced Po-
laris, which, is being developed to
hit enemy targets deeper inland.
It eventually will have a range of
1,725 miles, compared with the
1,380-mile reach of Polaris =mis-
siles now deployed aboard the nu-
clear submarines George Wash-
ington and Patrick Henry.
Previous firings of the improv-
ed missile-designated A-2-were
from land pads..
His half-hour exchange with 398
newsmen was an all-business, no-
nonsense affair. Seriously, rapid-
ly and undramatically - almost
without changing inflection-Ken-
nedy gave out these disclosures
1. For the first time since July,
the United States had no net loss
of gold last week. Although this
is temporary, Kennedy said, the
balance implies a restoration of
"confidence in the dollar through-
out the world."
2. An executive order aimed at
reducing racial barriers to employ-
ment, "both in and out of the
government," will be issued with-,
in the next few days. Action on
civil rights in education, housing
and other areas will follow,
3. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.
of West Germany has accepted a
Kennedy invitation to visit Wash-
ington April 12-13 for an "ex-
change of views." The visit will
be a further step in Kennedy's
effort to strengthen the ties of
the Western democracies.
4. The President rejected the
views of critics-who say the reces-
sion has touched bottom and his
anti-recession measures are un-
Commerce Department figures
suggest the contrary, Kennedy
said, as does the inability of sev-
eral millions of Americans to find
work. "I think all of these pro-
grams are needed," he declared.'
5. The President announced he
is asking Congress to restore the
five-star Wank of General of the
Army to former President Dwight
Eisenhower has indicated he
would like to recover the rank,
given up when he ran for PresiL,
dent in 1952, under legislation
which would not provide a mili-
tary pension in addition to his
presidential pension. His young
"(In view of) Eisenhower's out-
standing military record and his
long public service to our country
in war and peace, I think . .. it
would be an appropriate act if they
should restore him to his former
6. The Administration is start-
ing a drive to reduce mortgage in-
terest rates, to help revive home-
building and home-buying.
Kennedy said the chairman-des-
chimndsignate of the Federal. Home Loan
Bank Board, Joseph McMurray,
will begin by conferring with Cali-
Raps 'Big Parties
WASHINGTON (P) - Protocol
chief Angier Biddle Duke yester-
day called for a hard-headed in-
quiry into whether "staggering
sums of money" are needed for of-
ficial entertainment abroad.
Speaking to the Women's Na-
tional Press Club, Duke suggested
that United- States ambassadors
can promote Ameria's foreign pol-
icy more by efficiency than by
King Hassan Reports
RABAT, Morocco, P() - In his
Moroccan talks, President Habib
Bourguiba of Tunisia yesterday
was reported urging a united North
Africa associated with France as a
solution to the Algerian rebellion.
One obstacle to. Bourguiba's
dream of an independent federa-
tion of Algeria, Tunisia and Mor-
occo was reported cleared away in
his conference with King Hassan
II of Morocco.
"The cloud which had darkened
relations between Morocco and
Tunisia is ready to disappear,"
Hassan said after a morning ses-
This apparently was a reference
to the issue of Mauritania, a
desert nation Tunisia recbgnizes
as independent but which Morocco
claims it owns. In recent months
the issue of Mauritania has sour-
ed the once warm relations be-
tween the two former French
Fresh from talks with President
Charles de Gaulle in France, Bour-
guiba now appeared trying to
clear the biggest remaining ob-
stacle to a North African union-
the Algerian rebellion.
In a broadcast taped in France
and sent yesterday to Algeria and
Tunisia, Bourguiba urged the Al-
gerian nationalist rebels to work
with de Gaulle to end the seven-
'They (rebel leaders) should aid
de Gaulle to win," he declared.
"Their own success depends upon
Rebel leaders who have their
headquarters in Tunis, Bourguiba's
capital, showed interest.
They said the key phrase in a
communique issued after the
Bourguiba-de Gaulle talks was
that the Algerian question had
been examined in the "perspective
of the future of North Africa."
France, disclosed last night she
is willing to discuss the machinery
of Algeria's future self-determina-
tion with 'the nationalist rebels
without any prior conditions.
The disclosure represented a
new flexibility in French policy.
The government's position had
been that it would discuss such
machinery only after both sides
agreed to a cease-fire in Algeria,
or in conjunction with such a
Information Mipister Louis Ter-
renoire told newsmen after a cab-
inet meeting yesterday that de
Gaulle had outlined France's new
position in his talks Monday in
Paris with Bourguiba.
The minister cited the rebel na-
tional organization which would
be consulted in arranging for any
self-determination referendum in
s be Gaulle, he said, told Bour-
guiba Algeria's destiny "should be
decided by the- Algerians them-
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