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HUA TO VISIT RUMANIA, YUGOSLAVIA
Europeans await Chinese leader
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BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -
Europe's two most unruly Communist
nations are asserting their independen-
ce this month by playing host to China's
Premier Hua Kuo-feng under the very
nose of the Soviet Union.
But both Romania and Yugoslavia
are sending out signals that Hua's
Balkan visit, China's first such venture,
isn't intended just to miff Moscow.
ROMANIAN President Nicolae Ceau-
cescu has just returned from Soviet
leader Leonid Brezhnev's Crimean
vacation retreat, and Western
diplomats say Yugoslavs insist all is
well between Belgrade and Moscow.
"The meetings between Nicolae
Ceaucescu and Leonid Brezhnev play a
decisive role in propelling the many-
sided Romanian-Soviet collabora-
tion . . .to ever wider prospects," the
Romanian Communist Party paper
Scintea said this week.
Romania's many-sided relationship,
among other things, has made it the
only Warsaw Pact member that refuses
to let Soviet troops on its soil. It is the
only Soviet bloc country without a
Western European border.
THE WARSAW PACT is the Com-
munist equivalent of NATO.
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%eaucescunas put the country on a
spartan program of crash in-
dustrialization, insisting that Romania
not be woven into the economy of the
Soviet bloc with which it does much of
Neighboring Yugoslavia's 86-year-old
President Tito was thrown out of the
Soviet bloc 30 years ago. Yugoslavia is
not a Warsaw Pact member. His
relations with Moscow have improved
since, but the Hua visit also caps a
more recent improvement in his once-
bitter relationship with peking.
DIPLOMATIC observers in Belgrade
link the thaw to Moscow-Peking feuds
over borders and ideology. And they
say Ceaucescu, who takes pride in his
work as an international middleman,
may have helped patch things up bet-
ween Yugosiavia and hina.
Tito is the last living founder of the 86-
member movement of non-aligned
countries, a 17-year-old organization of
countries without Warsaw Pact or
He is a chief opponent of Cuban effor-
ts to classify the Soviet Union as a
"natural ally" of non-aligned countries.
Some diplomats theorize Tito may feel
better relations with Peking will
strengthen his non-bloc politics.
Hua is scheduled to leave Peking
Monday for about a week in Romania
before going on to Yugoslavia for about
the same length of time.
Elsewhere in-the Soviet bloc, there
has been an apparently coordinated
wave of public utterances against
Haldeman. Mitchell must wait
WASHINGTON (AP)-The full U.S.
Parole Commission yesterday turned
down, without comment, appeals by
H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell for
early release from prison.
Mitchell's lawyer called the decision
cruel and unfair and said it means the
former attorney general, who will be 65
next month, "must now serve the
longest prison term of any of the
Watergate coverup co-defendants."
THE LAWYER, Jerris Leonard, said
he will seek the former attorney
general's release by asking a federal
court in Montgomery, Ala., to release
Mitchell on the ground he is being
Haldeman's lawyer, Frank Strickler,
said only "We are extremely disappoin-
Haldeman is serving his 1- to 4-year
sentence in the minimum security in-
stitution at Lompoc, Calif. Mitchell,
under the same sentence, is in the
prison at Maxwell Air Force Base in
BOTH MEN were made eligible for
parole last June when they each had
served the minimum one year of their
sentence. U.S. District Judge John
Sirica originally had sentenced them to
2%-to-8 years, but later cut the terms.
The parole board decision reached by
a quorum of national and regional
commissioners left unchanged the
release dates set recently by the
national commissioners acting alone:
Dec. 20 for Haldeman and Jan. 19 for
By the time they are freed, Haldeman
will have served 18 months. Mitchell
will be credited with 19 months in
prison, although medical furloughs
reduce his actual time inside the in-
stitution to 14 months. During the
leaves he underwent surgery to repair a
weakened artery and for replacement
of his arthritic right hip.
HALDEMAN AND Mitchell each was
convicted of conspiring to obstruct
justice, obstructing justice and
multiple counts of lying under oath in
covering up White House involvement
in the Watergate burglary.
They were the last of the Watergate
defendants to enter prison and they are
the last to be incarcerated.
"The decision to keep Mr. Mitchell in
prison for an extra seven months is not
only cruel and unfair but is contrary to
the parole regulations and denies him
equal treatment under the law," said a
statement issued by Leonard's office.
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