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15, 1961


15, 161 TE MIC I__NDAI_

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sk Inquiry
in Ang1ola

Official Claims Policy Change Neede




UN Debates,
Belgian Exit
From Congo
U.S. Delegate Rejects
Deadline, Penalties
By The Associated Press
ed Nations General Assembly yes-
terday received an Asian-African
demand for an immediate inquiry
into conditions which have led
to recent bloody clashes in Portu-
guese Angola.
The resolution, sponsored by 22
countries, is expected to come up
for a full-scale debate next week
despite Portuguese protests that
the UN has no jurisdiction over
happenings in the African terri-
The council plan also called for
an inquiry. Both proposals urged
,reforms looking toward early in-
dependence of Angola.
There was no immediate re-
action from the United States dele-
gation to the resolution but it
appeared certain the United States
would support it. ,
Likely Proposal
It 'seemed likely the proposal
would win overwhelming support.
Also in the Assembly, United
States Ambassador Adlai E. Stev-
enson, declared a Belgian exodus
would speed a solution to the
Congo crisis, but he rejected pro-
posals setting a deadline and
threatening penalties.
The United States chief delegate
expressed support in the Assem-
bly for a mildly worded Asian-
African resolution urging quick
reconvening of the Congolese par-
ligment to determine the future
political structure of the divided
Assembly Adjourns
After hearing Stevenson the As-
sembly adjourned until today for
a' vote onl rival Congo resolutions
before it.
The Asian-African resolution
submitted to the Assembly was
similar to orie considered by the
11-nation Security Council.
GOP Senators
Fail To Block,

No Comment

--AP Wirephoto
CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE-University of California students seek in vain to interview John
Birch Society founder Robert Welch (left) after hisspeech in Santa Barbara Thursday. On the other
se of the globe in Augsburg, Germany, Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker, commander of the 24th infan-
try division, denied charges made in the Overseas Weekly that his division's information program is
dominated by the Society.
Paratroopers Evacuate Without Fight

I i'

Price Probe*

WASHINGTON (P)--Republican
senators lost a move yesterday to
block a public investigation of
price fixing charges in the elec-
trical industry.
The motion to conduct the in-
quiry behind closed doors lost on
a 4-4 tie vote of the Senate anti-
trust subcommittee.
The vote was taken in executive
session after two days of wran-
gling. One Democrat, Sen. William
A. ,Blakley (Tex) was reported to
have joined the three Republicans
on the losing side.
Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn),
subcommittee chairman, announc-
ed the inquiry will get under way
at -an open session Monday. The
question of closed vs. public hear-,
ings was resolved after a dispute
over whether the subcommittee
could meet while the Senate was
in session.
Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis)
accused Kefauver of being a pub-
licity seeker.
Soviets Cheer
Space Hero

VIENTIANE (MP)-Western dip-
lomats here were plunged into
despair yesterday by the evacua-
tion-without a maJor fight-of
500 royal paratroopers dropped
near Muong Kassy nine days ago.
The, westerners had hoped for s,
decisive push- by royal forces be-
fore an expected cease-fire is neI
gotlated with pro - Communist
Pathet Lao rebel leaders.
The evacuation wrote off as a
failure one of the most spectacular
operations of the civil war-the
April 5 air drop interpreted by
westerners as a warning to the
Pathet Lao that government forces
still were powerful despite a suc-
cession of defeats.
American Pilots
Young American Civilian pilots
flying U.S.-made helicopters
plucked the red-bereted para-
troopers from a valley northwest
of Muong Kassy Thursday and
took !them to the royal capital of
Luang Prabang.
The paratroopers had been
dropped near the north-south
highway between Luang Prabang
and the administrative capital of
Vientiane to counter paratroop-
ers the Pathet Lao had thrown in-
to the fight April 3 for royal mili-
tary headquarters at Vang Vieng.
Officials Claim
Government officials claimed
their paratroopers had - accom-
plished. their mission of halting
the rebel drive southward. But
House To Act
On School Aid
C. Powell (D-NY), chairman of
the House Education and Labor
Committee, said yesterday the ad-
ministration has asked for prompt
action on school aid legislation.
In response to the White House
urging, he said, a $2.4 billion pro-
gram of loans, grants and schol-
arships for colleges will be brought
to the House floor during the week
of April 24.

earlier this week Moscow Radio Boun Leuth, government com-
reported the government para- mander-in-chief based in Luang
troopers were encircled. Prabang, to commit infantry
It was reliably reported in Vien- troops from the north to support
tiane that the evacuation finally the paratroopers and outflank
was forced by the failure, of Gen. Pathet Lao units.
orld News Roundup

By The Associated Press
HONG KONG -- The British-
owned South China Morning Post
reported early today a strong and
well-organized movement against
the Communist government has.
made itself felt in Shanghai.
* * *
MOSCOW - Roman Ruden-
ko, the Soviet attorney who prose-
cuted U2 Pilot Francis Gary
Powers at his trial, said at the
astronaut reception last night a
recently published report that
Powers might be released soon was
a fabrication.
Department announced yesterday
that President John F. Kennedy
will meet President Sukarno of

Indonesia when that Far Eastern
neutralist leader arrives here April
*s s
BOSTON - The 8,000-ton
freighter Marine Merchant broke
open in heavy seas off the New
England coast, and sank yesterday
after her crew was rescued.
Tomorrow at 7:30
at Hillel
Film on Eichmann
Discussion by Prof.
Theodore M. Newcomb




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