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Russians

Protest

Radio

Station

Plan;

Attack West Germans for Propaganda

Kremlin Protests Move
To Western Big Three

Unemployment Troubles Heard

MOSCOW. (M)-The Soviet Un-
ion thrust the dormant Berlin is-
sue to the fore again yesterday by
charging that the West German1
government plans to build a new
radio station in West Berlin for
propaganda.
The Kremlin released a stiffE
note of protest to the United<
States, Britain and France askingI
them to take measures to preventl
such "unlawful" action.I
It charged the plan was a pre-
meditated attempt to interfere
with the success of the forthcom-
ing negotiations on the Berlin
question.
Hurts Chances
# ~It said this came when the'
Camp David talks of Soviet Pre-
mier Nikita S. Khrushchev and
President Dwight D. Eisenhower+
hadscreated more favorable condi-
tions for reaching an agreement
on Berlin.
Setting up the West German ra-
dio station, Deutschland Funk, in
West Berlin, Russia charged, would
violate the present status of the;
divided city and was aimed at+
Rockefeller
On Coast
LOS ANGELES (AP)-Gov. Nel-
son A Rockefeller yesterday pin-
pointed the New Hampshire pri-
mary as his likely target date for
deciding whether he'll campaign
for the Republican presidential
nomination.
The New -York Governor hitched
his possible candidacy to his legis-
lative program and how he goes
over with Republican leaders.
Rockefeller told a press e
cne-ence, marked by a dispute with
television newsmen, that entry in-
to the first-in-the-nation New
Hampshire primary next March
would be his first specific decision.
"The framework for dealing
with the problems of New York
will have been established by the
time I have to make the decision,"
he said.
More than 100 members of Cali-
fornians for Rockefeller paraded
and applauded as he arrived.
V Rockefeller made quick note of
the fact he was in Nixon's home
state but said Nixon knew what he
was talking about when he said
the New Yorker would find a
warm welcome here.
"He will certainly be equally
welcome on his next visit to New
York next month-as he always is
when he visits the empire state,"
he said.

"fanning up the cold war" and in-
creasing "subversive activity and
hostile propaganda" against East
Germany.
West German officials in Bonn
said the Soviet protest was against
a legislative proposal by the gov-
ernment to set, up national radio
and television networks in com-
petition with state-operated hook-
ups.
Three Cities Considered
It calls for the radio headquart-
ers to be built in West Berlin, tele-
vision headquarters in Frankfurt,
and a third headquarters for
broadcasts beamed overseas at
Cologne.
The West Berlin headquarters
would direct broadcasts to all
Germany and neighboring coun-
triesbut the measure does not say
where the transmitters would be
located.
In Bonn it was considered ques-
tionable whether the measure
would ever pass, since opposition
socialists and state governments
strongly oppose entry of the fed-
eral government into radio and
television.
Attack Setup
Socialists argue that Joseph
Goebbels used just such a setup to
put over Nazi propaganda.
Interior minister Gerhard
Schroeder says however, the na-
tional hookups would be managed
by representatives chosen from
public and private life and would
remain free of government con-
trol.
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Gromyko made a major effort at
the Big Four foreign ministers
conference in Geneva earlier this
year to have Rias, the American
radio station in West Berlin, shut
down..
The communists constantly as-
sail Rias as a propaganda outlet
that stirs up trouble in East Ger-
many.
May Check Propaganda
The West refused to shut down
RIAS, but showed some inclina-
tion to curb propaganda in the di-
vided city if the communists would
do likewise.
RIAS broadcasts in German and
makes.a point of playing the hews
straight. American officials in
Berlin say it is very effective, de-
spite Communist Jamming at-
tempts, in keeping East Germans
informed on what is going on.
The new radio dispute comes at
an awkward time. It could compli-
cate matters even before an East-
West summit meeting can be ar-
ranged. Such a meeting, as things
stand now, will not be held before
April.

--Associated Press wirephoto
COMMITTEE MEETS ON UNEMPLOYMENT-Sen. Patrick McNamara (P-Mich), second from left,
talks with some of the witnesses called by the Senate Committee on Unemployment. The group is
studying the present economic plight of the Upper Peninsula, once a huge contributor to the
wealth of the state.
CRITICIZES FORCE ON INDIA:
Herter Sayws Red China Wrong

UN Official
Visits Laos
As Observer
VIENTIANE, LAOS (1) - Dag
Hammarskjold arrived in this
troubled kingdom yesterday and
was hailed by the government for
making the visit despite commu-
nist opposition.
The United Nations Secretary
General is expected to arrange for
a personal representative to stay
in Laos as an observer.
The Laotian government con-
siders a Hammarskjold represen-
tative would serve to keep a dam-
per on the Pathet Lao rebellion
which has been quiet since a UN
fact-finding -committee arrived
here Sept. 15.
"Laos is faced with problems
wrhich are the concern of the
United Nations," Hammarskjold
said.
He expects to stay about a week
"to gather knowledge as complete
and independent as possible" on
the situation.
A government statement said
the visit was "courageous because
it was made over the opposition of
the communist bbloc.
It added that "we must have an
observer on the spot" to prevent
communist iinfiltration from de-
veloping into large-scale hostili-
ties.-
Referring to the failure of the
earlier fact-finders to find evi-
dence against communist North
Viet Nam, the statement said "it
is very difficult to find material
in direct proof of 4n aggression of
this kind, especially for strangers
to the country here for a few
weeks."
The North Viet Nam radio
called the Hammarskjold visit "in-
opportune and detrimental to the
peaceful settlement of the Laotian
situation."
~BERMUDA
<College Week
1960
'~wilbe theGREATESh~
* As always, the "Mixer"- College
Day at the Beach.
o And the All-Day Cruise to an an-
cient fort with calypso, luncheon,
gombey dancers and native bands.
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME
* INTERCOLLEGIATE JAZZ
SESSIONS, with competition be-
tween jazz combos of leading men's
colleges.
s COLLEGE WEEK REVUE-
amateur college talent (YOU?),
directed by a professional.
* Barbecue Luncheon and Games
Afternoon.
o Special TROPHIES for Fishing,
Golf, Tennis.
ALL WITHOUT CHARGE.
The
BERMUDA
Trade Development Board
620 fifth Ave.; New York 20, N.Y.

WASHINGTON (R) - Secretary'
of State Christian A. Herter yes-
terday denounced Red China as
"wholly in the wrong" for using
force in its border dispute with In-
dia.
While criticizing the Peiping re-
gime on that score, he adopted a
surprisingly neutral position to-
ward the bitter quarrel which has
inflamed Indian-Red Chinese re-
lations.
Herter's initial comments at a
news conference could have soured
the reception President Dwight D.
Eisenhower is likely to receive
when he visits New Delhi Dec. 9
on his South Asia tour.
Takes No Side
In reply to questions, Herter
first said he could not take sides
because he had no first-hand in-
formation on where India's north-
west frontier with Red China
should be. No Americans have
ever been in that area, he said.
Herter later rushed an addition-
al written statement to newsmen.
He sought to explain that he had
been talking /only about the legal
claims made by each side. Then
he put the United States squarely
on India's side with these words:
"There is the further and more
important point that whatever

may be the merits of a dispute,
force must not be used to settle it.
"The Chinese Communist re-
gime has clearly used force and,
in this respect, is wholly in the
wrong."
Nine Indian policemen were
killed in a clash with Red Chinese
troups in the disputed area three
weeks ago. Ten more Indians are
missing.
The clash has aroused demands
in India for stern action to defend
the border against Red China's
claims.
Herter made these other main
points at a news conference, his
third since taking office seven
months ago:
1) He hopes for an East-West
summit conference sometime be-
tween March 1 and mid-April. The
date and place, however, depend
on unanimous Allied agreement
and preparation beforehand.
Favors Temporary Extension
2) He favors a temporary exten-
sion after Jan. 1 of the United
States' voluntary ban on atomic
testing while negotiations toward
an enforceable agreement with
Russia continue in Geneva. He
said he has serious doubts, how-
ever, about an indefinite ban with-
out such an agreement.

3) Violently anti-U.S. state-
ments and incidents in Cuba and
Panama have disturbed him, but
he does not view them as a gen-
eral anti-U.S. trend in Latin
Amreica, even though they must
be watched carefully.
4) The recent shakeup in the
Polish government led by Wlady-
slaw Gomulka indicates a tighten-
ing up by Communist leaders.
Herter did not explain but pre-
sumably he meant tighter con-
trols on the Polish people.
Adenauer Would Join
5) West German, Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer will be a full
participant in the Allied pre-sum-
mit cnoference President Eisen-
hower will attend in Paris Dec. 19.

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