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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1966





New Viet Violence Causes)
U.S. To Doubt Ky's Power

Profit from Ford Says Auto Safety Issue
Sea Strike Played Big Role in Low Sales

Prices Levellin
Laborites Digi
War A- ainst U

WASHINGTON (') -- With a
new outburst of violence at Da
Nang, U.S. officials are beginning
to judge that time is running out
for the efforts of Premier Nguyen
Cao Ky to put down rebel oppo-
sition and restore his authority
over South Viet Nam's northern
The Johnson administration
continues to support the Ky re-
gime although U.S. officials were
angry with Ky last weekend for
sending troops to Da Nang with-
out consulting or even telling the
United States.
In the civil strife between Ky
and rebellious Buddhist and mili-
tary groups at Da Nang and Hue,
administration officials say the
U.S. hole is solely that of a peace-
maker with an accord between the
rebels and Saigon as the major

But the feeling in high quarters
here is that such an accord must
be reached urgently if the situa-
tion is not to get progressively
Yet there seems to be little real
optimism that it will be reached
quickly. The expectation here is
that the situation will almost cer-
tainly get worse, and therefore
Ky's handling of the crisis be-
comes increasingly a focus of con-
Officials say that while the
United States has worked closely
with Ky since he became premier
in July 1965, it is in no sense
committed personally to him or
to any other individual.
Reconsider Support
In these circumstances it is
conceivable that unless the crisis
can be quickly resolved, President
Johnson will at some early point

reconsider U.S. policy in support
of Ky.
Officials refuse even in private
conversation to make predictions
about the future. Although Secre-
tary of State Dean Rusk has spok-
en hopefully of planned steps to
give the country a constitutional
government, including election of
a Constituent Assembly in Sep-
tember, there is deep pessimism
over whether this election process
may not sharpen rather than
overcome South Viet Nam's politi-
cal divisions.
McNamara, in talking about
U.S. aid to underdeveloped coun-
tries in a speech to the American
Society of Newspaper Editors in
Montreal, said American security
is related to the security of de-
veloping nations and when they
request help they may get it.
But he also noted:
"Certainly we have no charter
to rescue floundering regimes,

who have brought violence on f" g
themselves by deliberately refus- LONDON (P)-Britai
ing to meet the legitimate expec- wives have begun wi
tations ofetheir citizenry." price battle against pro
Fundamental Questions ingrto cash in on fears
If the worst fears about politi- shortage in the nation
cal fragmentation of South Viet strike.,
Nam are borne out, Johnson may But the Labor gover
be facing such difficult and fun- in for a long war agai
damental questions as these about ditional political suppoi
this country's Viet Nam policy in trade unions. At issue
the months ahead: Minister Harold Wilson
policy of voluntary pric
-Should U.S. forces take over restraint. The unions
more of the fighting from the 1 target.
South Vietnamese army, and can Prices for meat, fruit
they? tables, mostly import
--Can South Viet Nam be secur- time of year, leveled of
ed from Communist control if after inching up sinc
leaders in Saigon, Da Nang and of the strike Sunday mi
Hue cannot even settle their own Urge Steady Pr
internal differences? The National Fed
-If the United States is to stay Fruit and Vegetable N
in the country and pursue the war and Importers urged n
will it have to assume a far great- keep prices steady for
er role of political responsibility to head off a govern
or, at the other extreme, con- freeze demanded by son
centrate its military power in- of Parliament.
creasingly in fortified positions The Parliament mn
along the coast, thus separating ported they uncovere(
them more and more from the vegetables imported at
people? prices and then sold
ReviewU .S.for a quick killing.
RieU.S. Role If prices remain Pegg
U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot clear the decks for a f
Lodge, who conferred with John- deeper issues now emer

g Off;
in for
in's house-
inning the
ofiteers try-
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a seamen's
nment dug
inst its tra-
rters in the
e is Prime
n's national
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are his No.
t and vege-
ed at this
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members to
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ment price
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Mmbers re-
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this week

DETROIT (P)-Ford Motor Co.
told its stockholders yesterday that
a dip in early May auto industry
sales apparently continued into
the second 10 days of the month.
Both Board Chairman Henry
Ford II and President Arjay Mil-
ler said the auto safety issue
played a big role in the sales drop.
Ford sold record numbers of cars
in early May, but the remainder
of the industry reported a dip in
Ford said at the annual meet-
ing that while car demand reflect-
ed the ups and downs of the busi-
ness cycle, the auto business look-
ed strong for the years ahead.
Expansion Cut
Ford urged a nationwide drive
against inflationary pressures and
as part of that campaign announc-
ed that Ford had cut its build-
ing expansion programs by 10 per
cent - or about $130 million -
through 1967.
Ford listed three basic ways of
fighting on--a tax increase, a cut
in government spending, and
tighter monetary policies.
"In my judgment, a tax in-
crease is the least flexible and
therefore the least suitable, of
these three instruments," he said.
, Economic Doldrums
"It takes too long to achieve a

any accident that they fell off so
sharply just as the auto safety
controversy was building to a
peak," he said.
"A temporary decline in car
sales would be a small price to pay
for a real improvement in traf-
fic safety. Unfortunately, the one-
sided emphasis on the car has
been a setback for traffic safety
as well as for auto sales."
Miller said in his report, "Al-
though we do not have final re-
ports for the second 10 days of

May, it appears that sales are
continuing at a lower rate."
Ford thus became the first auto
company to provide a clue as to
whether the dip in auto sales has
been checked.
The abrupt decline in auto
sales after March, "we believe, re-
flects the publicity received by
controversy over auto safety. With
more light and less heat on the
safety issue, we are hopeful in-
dustry sales will recover," Miller

World News Roundup

Correspondent Wounded While
Reporting on Da Nang Fighting

ged, it could tax increase and too long to re-
right on the verse a tax increase when the need
rging out of passes. If high taxes are kept

EDITOR'S NOTE: AP correspond-
ent Bob Ohman was wounded in the
foot Thursday while reporting the
fighting between government and
rebel troops in Da Nang. Here is his
firsthand account.

Phuoc and I had been hiking with
a column of Vietnamese airborne
troops behind two tanks in a probe
toward a pagoda held by rebel
forces defying the Saigon govern-
ment. The tanks halted a few
yards from a rebel barricade and

DA NANG (I)-"Many people the soldiers squatted behind trees
die today maybe,' the Vietnamese and shanty houses lining the road.
youngster, his eyes wide with Dash for Porch
fright, whispered to me. Across the street was a house
We lay hugging the porch of a with a concrete block porch-bet-
house on Hoang Dieu Street with ter protection than the corrugat-
bullets whistling by. The child was ed iron buildings on our side. Phu-
one of scores caught up in the near oc and I made a dash for it. We
'civil war that raged in Da Nang. almost made it.
Minutes earlier, Associated The rebels let loose with a vol-
Press photographer Dang Van ley of rifle and machine gun fire,
Democrats Face Diminished
House Majority in Fall Vote


and we sprawled in the dirt. A son and other administration the seamen's strike for a 17 per after the economy begins to slack-
second later, one round from a 57 leaders here last week, is due back cent pay package and a 40-hour en we will find ourselves right
mm recoilless rifle burst less than in Saigon shortly. Presumably his week. They have been working a back in the economic doldrums
20 feet away. first big task will be to review the basic week of 56 hours. from which we were rescued by
Dust flew, tree branches fell and U.S. role and whether it should Showdown in Sight the 1964 tax cut."
Phuoc and I and half a dozen par- be changed. Supporters of the nation's 65,000 Ford said "temporary deferral
atroopers stumbled and crawled The question of Ky's survival merchant seamen say they have of some nondefense expenditures
for the porch. has been at the heart of the Viet- been selected for a showdown in by the federal government and
Once there, I felt my right foot namese political crisis ever since Wilson's fight to get the unions state and local governments would
throbbing but couldn't see any it began developing in its present to follow the government's 32 per substantially reduce inflationary
blood. I thought a stone kicked up phase on March 10 when Ky fired cent guidelines for pay increases. pressure."
by the blast had bruised my ankle. Lt, Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi as Political commentators in both He said that the cut in govern-
Sound of Bullets commander of the South Vietna- the Conservative and Spectator ment spending, plus tighter mon-
A few feet in front of us, a mese Army's 1st Corps. and the pro-Labor New Statesmen etary policies, "should be able to
Vietnamese paratrooper was kneel- Buddhists immediately began to noted that durdag pre-strike talks, control inflation without a tax in-
ing over a comrade whose throat exploit a split in the ranks of the Labor Minister Ray Gunter sug- crease and without throwing the
had been deeply gashed by shrap- ruling military junta by pressing gested a full inquiry into working economy into a tailspin."
nel from the shell. He worked for a return of the whole country conditions and an immediate 3 per Irresponsible Criticism
quietly, wrapping gauze around to civilian rule. The power of dis- cent raise. On auto safety, Ford told'stock-
the wound. The only sound was sident Buddhist leader Thich Tri The employers already had of- holders: "The automobile has been
that of bullets and exploding gre- Quang is particularly strong in fered 5 per cent, but Gunter said the target for a great deal of ir-
nades. the northern 1st Corps area. If that was accepted the union responsible and uninformed criti-
"I go now," the youngster, about The crisis has grown steadily would not get the inquiry it has cism."
6, told me and made a dash across worse until It has reached the demanded. "There is no doubt in my mind
the street. There was disillusion in the ranks that the enormous publicity these
After nearly half an hour, when poin t S ity Nms ai of labor, traditional supporters of attacks have received hurt car
the firing died down, four Vietna- Communist military units h e sales. Perhaps sales would have
msmeiscm Inazgzgfought each other in the city of ;theesLaborapgovernment.hav
mese medics came in a zig-zag Da Nang the country's second Wilson Our Man' fallen in April and May for other
run down the street toward us. An- Da Nang s h coun s. Three years ago, Ted Hill, chief reasons. But I don't think it was
other soldier, bleeding from a mi- lrgest Thi ha m rea ig of the boilermakers' union, told -
nor throat wound, joined our hud- troops are carrying aninst Com a union congress: "Harold Wilson
de mn the porch. 4is our man, and when he comes to

By The Associated Press
Armed Services Committee, pub-
licly differing with Secretary of
Defense Robert S. McNamara, ap-
proved yesterday a new $982-mil-
lion military construction program
for the fiscal year which begins
July 1.
This was nearly $69 million less
than asked by McNamara and at-
tached to the long new list was a
requirement that the Pentagon
civilian chief reconsider some $620
million worth of military projects
he delayed although Congress au-
thorized and funded them last
VIENNA-Negotiations are be-
ing held between the Soviet Un-
ion and the United States for co-
operation in the observation of
satellites, Soviet scientist Alla
Massievitch said yesterday.
He told at the close of the gen-
eral meeting of the Committee for
Space Research that Soviet sta-
tions would take part in a joint
observation of a U.S. geodetic sat-
ellite. An American representative
is scheduled to go to Moscow soon
to conclude the agreement.
U.S. chief delegate Richard Por-
ter said a concrete example of So-
viet-American cooperation in space
research was the decision held at
the meeting to standardize sterili-
zation measures. All space vehicles
will be submitted to standard ster-
ilization so that they will not car-
ry microbes to the moon and plan-

LOS ANGELES-An inquest in-
to the fatal shooting of a young
Negro by a policeman began yes-
terday in an emotion-charged at-
mosphere but was quickly adjourn-
ed due to shouts and laughter from
a large, unruly crowd.
The hearing was recessed until
10 a.m. today after testimony
from the first witness had evoked
boisterous guffaws and hoots from
the predominantly Negro specta-
The affair, scheduled for 10 a.m.
was delayed for a move to a larger
room in another building when a
crowd much larger than anticipat-
ed turned out.
Inside the room and out, the
crowd was estimated at 600.
* * *
MOSCOW - Communist party
leader Leonid I. Brezhnev warned
the United States yesterday it
will face "most tangible expres-
sions of combat solidarity" from
Communist forces in Viet Nam.
A key point of Brezhnev's
speech in the Soviet Far Eastern
port city of Vladivostok said: "You
are aware of the fact that the
Soviet Union and other Socialist
Communist countries do not con-
fine themselves to giving moral
support to Viet Nam. Our assist-
ance is concrete,
"May the American imperialists
know that as they widen their
aggression in Viet Nam they will
come against the most tangible
expressions of growing combat
solidarity of the Socialist coun-

son administration faces loss of its
working majority in the House of
Representatives unless it can keep
Republican gains in this year's
elections well below the average
of past midterm tests.
The party in power has lost an
average of 37 seats in the past
nine off-year congressional elec-
tions. But even a switch of just
20 seats from proadministration
Democrats to antiadministration
Republicans would have defeated
many of President Johnson's ma-
jor proposals in the House this
Thus unless the Democrats keep
their losses to the barest minimum'
the old coalition between the Re-
publicans and Southern Democrats
that dominated the House for a
quarter of a century might be
back in business next January.
Narrow Edge
The most recent example of how
narrow the administration's work-
ing edge is-as compared to its
current numerical majority of 154
seats over the GOP-came Wed-
nesday when the Democratic lead-

ership pushed through a bill pro-
viding for pooling and sale of gov-J
ernment loans and mortgages bya
a mere 16 votes, 206 to 190.
Earlier in the session, the ad-
ministration won approval of funds
for its controversial rent supple-
ment program by margins of six
and four votes, and won fights
over phone and auto excise taxes,
and a vice-presidential mansion by
20 and 13 votes.
On each of these issues, a few
Republicans jumped their party
traces to join Democrats in putting
the measure across, while the main
body of Republicans was support-
ed by Southern Democrats. But
Wednesday, all 126 Republicans
who voted were in the opposition
Republican strategists h a v e
made public predictions of GOP
gains of 40 to 60 House seats this
November. But they say that, even
taking into account the adminis-
tration's ability to twist a few wav-
ering Democratic arms if nec-
essary, about 30 more antiadmin-
istration Republicans would be
sufficient to stymie many John-
son proposals.


#illel #t4ep

Hole Size of Dime
As the medics went about their
work, I checked to see what had
hit my foot. There was a hole
about half the size of a dime cir-
cled by blood.
But I forgot the hole and the
slight pain when the fighting be-
gan again and everyone ducked for
After another 30 minutes, when
there was a second lull in the
shooting, Phuoc and I took off for
the rear in a cross-country dash.
A block back, at a front yard
aid station, Vietnamese medics
were treating six wounded para-
troopers and two wounded civil-
ians carried in by their friends.
We halted there.
Dash of Sulfa
Lt. Le Tong Tin, medical officer
for the 1st Airborne Battalion,
dashed sulfa powder on my foot
and then covered the wound with
a bandage.

munist Viet Cong forces elsewherep orwe'll listen to him about
in the country. wage restraint,"
This development of a war The same union voted yesterday
within a war is the direct cause of to support the seamen's strike.
growing alarm in Washington over Hill's successor, Dan McGarvey,
the future of the whole Vietna- said: "I don't think the Labor par-
mese situation. In the eyes of ad- ty has a magic wand, but I am
ministration leaders it is threat- beginning to think they may have
ening the very basis of U.S. policy a big stick and are not using it

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-John 3:16
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