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fed Red Military Aid May
aten Greek, Cypriot Ties

By The Associated Press
MOSCOW - A Cyprus govern-
ment minister predicted yesterday
after meeting Premier Nikita S.
Khrushchey that Cyprus will re-
ceive "military and general as-
sistance" from the Soviet Union'
But Tass reported later only that
Khrushchev promised to consider-
.the request "most attentively."
Meanwhile in Athens, Greek
Premier George Panandreou told
a news conference that Greece
would be forced to break with
Cyprus if the government of Pres-
ident Makarios should align it-
self with the Communist bloc. He
expressed the belief, however, that
Cyprus would not take such a
Andreas Araouzos, Cyprus min-
ister of trade and industry, told
newsmen in Moscow that Khrush-
chev "expressed a willingness to
accord general and military as-.
.sistance as requested by Cyprus."
Araouzos said he would continue
talks with Soviet officials "to
discuss the implementation of the
assistance which is being offered
in response to the Cyprus govern-
ment request."
Details Soon
Details- of the agreement will
be disclosed next week, he claim-
ed.
The Tass accounts od the meet-
ing differed quite markedly. It
said :
"Nikita Khrushchev declared
that the requests and wishes ex-
pressed by the Cypriot side would
be considered most attentively
with a view to rendering the peo-h
ples of Cyprus disinterested assist-
ance in the - struggle for their
freedom and independence."
When Turkish planes attacked
Greek Cypriots in early August
the government of President Ma-
} karios appealed, for military help
from the Russians. Khrushchev
issued on Aug. 10 a vague offer
to send aid but it never was made
clejr whether the offer was for
military help.

Papandreou, who is reportedly
strongly against Russian inter-+
vention in the situation, declared;
at his news conference "if Cy-'
prus wants to align itself with the
Eastern bloc, then we will have
to divide our course."'
But he did not specify wheth-
er the acceptance of military and
general assistance would be inter-;
preted as "alignment."
He promised to place the Greek
military contingent in Cyprus un-
der the United Nations command.

even if the Thrks "do not do the
same with their contingent." The
London and Zurich agreementE
which made Cyprus an independ-
ent state in 1960 provide for a
950-man Greek military group and
a 650-man Turkish military con-
tingent.
The Turkish Cypriot minority
has' claimed that it is endangered
and lacking equal rights with the
co-inhabitant Greeks. The Turk-
ish government has thus been re-
luctant to pool peace teams.

World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Bargainers of the United Auto Workers set their
sights yesterday for a new General Motors contract similar to terms ac-
quired at-Ford and Chrysler, including liberalized pensions.
The UAW-GM talks, finale in "Big Three" negotiations, open to-
morrow.
Ford and Chrysler three-year settlements, achieved on the
brink of strikes, cover approximately 240,000 workers.

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MOSCOW - Premier Nikita S
Khrushchev denounced war as
terrible yesterday but said peo-
ple fighting colonialism are wel-
come to Soviet arms.
"We are for peaceful coexist-,
ence," Khrushchev told delegates
to the pro-Communist world youth
forum. But, he added, "all peo-
ple fighting colonialism who need
weapons and can possibly 'take
them from the Soviet Union, pleasf
take them."
SAIGON-Three huhdred Sai-
gon high school and college stu-
dents, holding blazing torches
aloft and standing in rigid ranks
were sworn into the fighting arm
of the students' political organiza-
tion last night.
They assembled on one of the
capital's main streets in a dis-
play of militant discipline by stu-
dents who began pressing de-
mands on the South Viet Nam
government last month.

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