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w-ushchev Suffers Setback
ver Handling of Middle East

(A' - Soviet

Premier- I

ta Khrusljchev's move to put
Middle East crisis into the
ds of the United Nations Gen-
Assembly marks one of
ushchev's- first serious diplo-
ic and public setbacks.
estern diplomats here regard-
his decision to abandon the
mit meeting idea as a major
eat. In the long run, they con-
e it possibly a blow to the
onal fortune of the dynamic
.et leader.
hey see in it strengthening of
position of those in Peiping
within the Kremlin who advo-
d a tougher line toward the
t and'who have, in effect, won.
the seesaw of influences that
,rine Communism's gl1o bal
cy, the advocates of a tougher
may have won only a skir-
razil, U.S.e
et Sumit

mish but in the opinion of
veteran observers, here it is
nificant skirmish.
Changed Mind

a sig-


10 DE JANEIRO (A)-- Sec-,
ry of State John Foster Dulles
President Juscelino Kubits-
k have agreed on a summit
ference later this year of the
American presidents, official
rces said yesterday.
ec. Dulles is flying back to
hington after winding up his
day visit during which he re-
ed world affairs and inter-
erican relations with Brazilian
ources at the presidential pal-
said the 21 American ambas-
)rs will- meet in Washington
t month to arrange for the

It is generally accepted here
that Khrus~hchev changed his
mind about a summit meeting
within the Security Council as a
result of his visit to Peiping.
It is generally believed'his origi-
nal acceptance of , the Western
proposal for a top-level meeting
within, the framework of the Se-
curity Council met with objections
from Commurnist China.
China is believed to have ob-
jected to a summit meeting at
which its sworn enemy Chiag
Kai-shek or one of his representa-
tives would prticpate
This would' reflect on the dig-
nity, prestige and interests of Pei-
Khrushhev Convinced
After his three-day conference
with Mao Tie-tung, Khrushchev
apparently wts convinced. He re-
turned to Mescow, conferred with
other members of the Kremlin
leadership anI decided on the new
turnabout course - an extraordi-
nary session oatfthe United Nations
General Asseniebly.
The public setback to Khrush-
chev lies in the fact he was per-
sonally identified with the go-to-
New York sunmit suggestion and
the turnarouid was markedly un-
ceremonious, ,particularly after all
the drum beal jing that preceded it.
Experienced; diplomatic observ-
ers here expressed the thought
that the new .proposal for a Gen-
eral Assembly~ session was bound
tohave been personally embarrass-
ing to Khrusichev.
What. Happened?
The question that arises is:
"Whatwent on during Khrush-
chev's meeting with Mao Tze-tung
in Peiping a tid did Khrushchev
Air IForce
T'ests. Thor
A mighty Thoir intermediate-range
ballistic missile, which will pack
th big punch, for the Air Force's
first moon rotket, blasted toward
space yesterdaiy in another test of
guidance and power.
The 65-foot- Douglas missile was
fired from s tactical launching
pad, the same equipment that
would be used under operational
conditions. .
Pre view Given
The test also gave Douglas Air-
craft technic ians # final preview
of' the 'hor's space performance
prior to thne heralded moon-
launching test tentatively set for
The probable moon rocket - a
three-stage -'Thor-Able - stood, in
an adjacent service tower.
The Thor, which is expected to
become a N'TO defense weapon
in Europe by December, surged{
aloft with billows of yellow flame
and smoke.
Eigbiteenth Firing
It was the 18th Thor fired in the
Air Force's aumbitious IRBM flight;
test progranit which began in Jan-i
uary 1957. About 11 of the tests
have been cnsidered complete suc-
The shot appeared to be per-1
fect-a comiplete departure from
the latest Thor July 26 when the7
missile burst apart over the At-
lantic a mianute and 10 seconds
after it was airborne.i

The line Mao advocates appar-
ently has substantial support in
the inner councils of the Kremlin.
Khrushchev is no dictator. He
has emerged victorious over op-
position such as that of the so-
called anti-party group but Krem-
lin policies still seem to depend
on the balance of majority opin-
ion within its highest councils.
Service Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a
bill yesterday giving him much,
but not all, of the authority he
sought to streamline .the nation's
defenses and tighten control over
the separate armed services.
He said in a statement that the
measure represents "a major ad-
vance in our organization for dt-
f ense,"
The President and the secretary
of defense, under the law, will not
have as sweeping reorganization
powers as President Eisenhower
proposed. Congress insisted on
keeping a veto that can be exer-
cised by either house over any
change in the military jobs as-
signed to any of the services.
Consent Needed
For example, the role of the
Marine Corps could not be re-
duced without Congress' consent.
Moreover, the lawmakers over-
ruled President Eisenhower's pro-
test of "legalized insubordination"
and kept in the law present pro-
visions allowing any secretary or
uniformed head of a service to
come straight to Congress with his
But the role of the individual
service secretaries was reduced in
one important respect: They will
no longer figure in the chain of
command over special fighting
forces set up under the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and consisting of
selected units of one or more
Follows Ike
Following President Eisenhower's
blueprint almost exactly, Congress
provided that authority for such
forces will go direct from the
secretary of defense, acting for the
President, and the Joint Chiefs to
the commanders in the field. More-
over, no single service could with-
draw its units from such a force
without consent of the secretary
of defense.
Bucy to Try
Swim Again
CHICAGO WA) - Another at-
tempt will be made Saturday to
swim across lower Lake Michigan
-this time by a University stu-
Gus Stager, University swim-
ming coach said today Tom Bucy,
20, of Grand Haven, Mich., will
attempt the swim launched un-
successfully by a Chicago life-
guard July 30.
Lifeguard Joe Griffith, 30, had
to give up several miles short of
the mark. Stager said Bucy has
trained for two months for the
swim, from Chicago's Burnham
Harbor to Michigan City, Ind.
Bucy had planned to make the
swim yesterday, but he was unable
to get boats to accompany him.

DETROIT (/) - Three inches
of rain fell on Detroit in less than
an hour yesterday, flooding main
traffic arteries.
Huge traffic jams developed as
motorists found some thorough-
fares blocked by water. Sections
of John Lodge Expressway, Grand
River and Woodward were tem-
porarily impassable.
Thousands of basements were
flooded. The northwest area of the
city was hardest hit.
Suburbs Also Hit
Damage from the thunderstorm
also was reported in the northeast
area around Seven Mile and
Hoover and the suburbs of South-
ern Oakland and Macomb coun-
Lightning and water caused
property damage to stores and
Overburdened sewers backed up
and blew off more than 50 man-
hole covers' in Detroit.
Power ,Lines Downed
The stprm tore down 12 high
tension power lines in East De-
Kenneth H. Swaim of Detroit,
was trapped 45 minutes in his car
when power lines were knocked
down by lightning in Center Line.
One hundred extra men from
the Detroit Motor Traffic Bureau
were pressed into emergency serv-
ice, and police warned motorists
to stay off the highways if at all
Temperature Drops
Temperatures, which were re-
ported at 88 degrees at noon,
dropped to 68 by 3 p.m. as a re-
sult of the storm.
Some rain is still in sight for the
city. Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms were forecast for today,
but no heavier - than - average
rainfall is expected.
Fear Attace
TAIPEI, Formosa (P)-National-
ist China has proclaimed a state of
emergency in the nearby Pesca-
dores and the offshore Matsu Is-
lands as a precaution against any
Communist attack.
All civil air defense and police
units on Formosa earlier had been
put on an alert. All leaves in these
units were canceled. -
Evacuation Begins
The official military information
service said noncombatants had
been ordered evacuated from all
off-shore islands, including Que-
moy across Formosa Strait.
Sporadic shellingby Communist
guns remained an ordinary hazard
of life on the offshore islands. It
has been going on for months.
About 500 'Formosan students in
summer camps on Quemoy and
an undisclosed number on the
Matsus, 150 miles northwest of
Formosa, left for home ahead of
schedule Wednesday the informa-
tion service said.
Blackout Ordered
A complete blackout and air raid
tests were carried out in the Mat-
sus for half an hour Wednesday
The information service said
these precautions were the result
of a tense situation growing out
of Communist military activity on
the mainland opposite this Na-
tionalist island and a buildup of

Red air strength in the area. I

U.S. To Ask
UN Program
In Mid-East


To Succeed.

Hoffa Denies Receipt
Of Cash from Detroit
WASHINGTON ()-James R. Hoffa denied at the top of his
voice yesterday that he got any part of a $17,500 payoff made by
Detroit laundry owners to avert a strike in 1949.
But the president of the Teamsters Union told the Senate Rackets
Committee he couldn't go into details about $50,322 of his income
between 1948 and 1956.
He won most of it gambling on horse races, Hoffa said, and the'
details would have to come from his friend and business partner,
Owen Bert Brennan, who owns a racing stable and a racetrack.
Testifies Loudlyx
Shouting and arguing, Hoffa gave the senators a busy couple of
hours. Asked about hearsay testimony that he might have shared in
the $17,500 payoff, Hoffa saidT.

The United States will urge a
broad stabilization program for
the Middle East when the UN
General Assembly gathers in
emergency session next week.
Informed sources said yesterday
the United States will push a plan
that calls for handing over to the
United Nations a key role in keep-
ing the Middle East stable. De-
tails. have, not been worked out.
The 11-nation Security Council
meets this afternoon to consider
rival United States and Soviet
proposals for the emergency ses-
sibn on toe Middle East.
U.S. Chances Best
The Council is expected to act
without delay. The United States
proposal is given the best chance
of winning the required seven
vots. Te veto does not apply.
While UN rules say an emer-
gency session must be convened
within 24 hours after the Council
acts, most delegates believe that
the 81-nation Assembly will not
be under way until next Tuesday.
The White House said President
Dwight D. Eisenhower is consider-
ing whether to deliver the opening
speech for the United States.
President Eisenhower told his
news conference he wants the As-
sembly to discuss the whole range
of. Mideast problems.
Constructive Approach
The United States believes that
a constructive approach will win
the most support, especially from
nations who do not want to see
the Assembly turn into a bitter
propaganda exchange between
East and West.
Informants said the United
States wants to deal with at least
three major problems in the Mid-
dle East -- Arab nationalism, eco-
nomic development, and the Pal-
estine refugee situation.
Britain gave outright support to
the ,United States resolution but
Fraice only grudging approval. A
French Foreign Ministry spokes-
man said his country would go
along, but expressed doubt that
the emergency session would settle
Debt Ceiling
Raise Okayed
voted reluctantly yesterday to per-
mit the highest peacetime govern-
ment debt ceiling - 228 billion
The limit on government bor-
rowing-now temporarily set at
280 billion dollars - would be
boost a net of eight billion dollars,
bringing it close to the actual peak
debt of World War IL
The administration bill now
goes to the Senate.

Asks Soviet
Middle East
Wants Economic,
Political Program
Dwight D. Eisenhower said yes
day he personally might attent
emergency session of the Uin
Nations General Assembly on
Middle East if he thought
necessary or desirable.
President Eisenhower also cs
on the Soviet Union to coope
with the United States thre
the UN to develop new econor
political programs to safegu
the turbulent Mideast.
At a news conference,
stressed a need, for positive t
nomic steps, but expressed re
ness to discuss such controvex
issues as guaranteeing of froni
and neutralizing the area.
Troops No Answer
"Troops are never going to
the peace," President Eisenhc
said. "We have got to do so


loudly: "I deny that under oath.
I didn't get it." Or any part of
it, he added under questioning
by Robert F. Kennedy, committee
The committee called on Bren
nan, an international vice presi-
dent of the Teamsters, for an ei-
planation of Hoff as income but
found itself on a familiar dead
end. Brennan invoked the Fifth
Taxes Under Study,
Through his lawyer, George S.
Fitzgerald of Detroit, he pleaded.
that his income taxes are under
investigation and he didn't want
to be a witness against himself.
Chairman John L. McClellan
(D-Ark.) tried to induce him to
talk by promising that he would
not be asked anything about his
own winnings or his personal fi-
nances, only about Hoffa's.
"You can cooperate, confer with
him," Sen. McClellan said. "If you
made bets for Mr. Hoffa and
turned the winnings over to him,
it will corrobate Mr. Hoffa."
But Brennan still refused to an-
swer questions.
Israel Okays.
Troop Lifts
LONDON (P)-Israel yielded onf
the Jordan airlift issue but called
last night for an explanation of
Britain's political intentions in the
harassed Arab kingdom.
Two United States Globemasters
landed at Amman with supplies
from Cyprus in a resumption of
the airlift cut off, Sunday when
Israel canceled permission for fur-
ther operations across its territory.
Diplomats in Washington said
Israel had agreed to the resump-
tion of overflights temporarily,
pending development of an ade-
quate Red Sea supply route to
Jordan through the Gulf of Aqaba.
In London, Ambassador Eliahu
Elath met with Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan on the situation
within Jordan, an Arab neighbor
that maintains its hostility toward
Israel while feuding with Presi-
dent Nasser's United Arab Re-
Elath expressed Israel's particu-
lar concern at the buildup of Brit-
ish military power in Jordan,
where 2,500 British parachute
troops have landed by King Hus-
sein's request.

... arranges meeting
sidents' meeting, to be held as
n as groundwork can be laid.-
?urpose of the meeting would'
to bind the American nations
ser politically and economically.
would mark the first gathering
American presidents since July
the 'presidents are expected to
it themselves }to laying down
ad policies and general prin-
les. The job of charging a pro-
,m of action to carry out their
oommendations would then be
to technicians and economists.
World News,
By The Associated Press .
LONDON - Prime Minister
rold Macmillan will fly to Ath-
today for talks with Greek
ernment officials in a dramatic
sonal attempt to bring peace
use conference co mm it te e
eed yesterday on a compromise
extend the reciprocal trade pro-
m four years and give the
sident authority to cut tariffs
per cent.
his falls short of the five-year
per-cent bill asked by President
ight D. Eisenhower but not so
rt that he was 'not expected to
eept it.
mic Energy Commission said
berday it will set off an under-
und atomic blast, six times
ger than past such explosions,
r Carlsbad, N.M., next summer.
LEC spokesmen said this will
the first atomic test with sole-
peaceful purposes in mind.
* * *
C)NDON - Mnenw rvndin said


Of Burning
PONTIAC, Mich. (R) - Michi-
gan Atty. Gen. Paul L. Adams
yesterday joined the investigation
of the human-torch burning of
Frank Kierdorf and announced he
will question Teamsters Union of-
ficers in the Pontiac area.
Adams declined elaboration. He
said he stepped into the case at
the request of Gov. G. Mennen
Willia s "because there appears
to be a tieup with Hoffa-type
Heads Teamsters
James R. Hoffa of Detroit is in-
ternational p r e s i d e n t of the
Teamsterp. Kierdorf, 56, was busi-
ness agent of the Flint, MIch., lo
cal of the union.
Adams' announcement came
shortly after a county prosecutor,
Frederick Ziem, went to the hos-
pital bedside of the reportedly dy-
ing Kierdorf in hopes he'd change
the story he had told until then.
What he learned, if anything,
Ziem wouldn't say.
Found at Hospital
Kierdorf, seared nearly from
head to foot, was dumped on the
grounds of a Pontiac hospital
about 1 a.m. Monday. Finally he
told authorities he was made a
human torch by two gunmen he
didn't know who. lured him from
his Flint hope and doused him
with. a fluid.
Adams' entry followed quickly
behind an investigation by Pon-
tiac and Flint police to determine
whether there was any connection
between the torching of Kierdorf
and a fire in a Flint dry cleaning
Sends Pleas
To, Congress
WASHINGTON (P)-Boston in-
dustrialist Bernard Goldfine sent
a barrage of letters to House
members yesterday to plead that
he was not in contempt of Con-
gress in refusing to answer 23
questions about his business opera-
While Goldfine was making this
appeal, the House-without dis-
sent--voted $80,000 more to its
subcommittee that has investi-
gated Goldfine's relations with
presidential aide Sherman Adams.
And down the street, President
Dwight D. Eisenhower once again
affirmed his faith in Adams.
Adams has been under fire for
accepting gifts from millionaire
Goldfine, who was having troubles
with government regulatory agen-
cies. Both have denied that Gold-
fine got any special treatment as
a result of his friendship with
Asked at a news conference
whether he still intends to keep
Adams on the job, President Eisen-
hower said he had made his views
plain before and had nothing more
to say on the subject. Previously,
the President had said Adams may
have been imprudent in accepting
Goldfine favors, but that he had
full confidence in Adams' integ-

. .. may attend UN session
thing positive and this must b
the field of moral, spiritual,
nomic and political strengthen
of all these areas."
President Eisenhower quit
agreed Tuesday night to a s
gestion from Soviet Premier Ni
Khrushchev that the Mideast
uation should be discussed at
emergency meeting of the
nation General Assembly ra
than at a summit session of
UN Security Council.
Great Britain went along w
the plan for a General Assen
meeting, although Prime Mini
Harold Macmillan had seen
more favorable than Presi
Eisenhower to the idea of sur
talks. But a French governn
spokesman said an Assen
meeting could hardly provid
realistic settlement for the M
No Russian Response
Ihrushchev has not indici
he plans to attend any such
sembly session.
President Eisenhower disclo
no details of specific programs
favors. He made clear Soi
Americanacooperation in any s
moves would be only within
UN framework.
"We would hope that the Sol
Union . . . would actually
serve its commitments," he sai
President Eisenhower's rema
contrasted with Secretary of S
John Foster Dulles' expres
views on immediate United St
objectives at any Mideast sun
parley, now apparently not to
Gwynne Sees
No Consp irac,
chairman pf the Federal TI
Commission said yesterday
recent steel price increases do
necessarily show there is a c
spiracy by the industry.

What Does Williams' Victory Rout Really Mean?

DETiDIT () - Gov. G. Mennen Williams routed the political
enemy in :his bid for an unprecedented sixth term nomination, but
what did ,i really mean?
There were many and varied answers in the wake of his crush-
ing 385,000 to 66,000 defeat of William L. Johnson, Ironwood broad-
caster in *Tuesday's primary.
The governor's followers obviously were gratified by his showing,
along with those of Lt. Gov. Philip A. Hart, picked by Democrats
to make the United States Senate'

race this :fall, and State Sen. John
B. Swains'on.
Seeks Hart's Post
Swainson was nominated for the
lieutenant governor's post Hart
will vacate to take on United
States Sen. Charles E. Potter, Che-
boygan Republican, seeking a
second six-year term.
They ;pointed to these facts;

votes with only a handful of pre-
cincts unreported.
3) The Democratic vote - in a
non-presidential year - was the
biggest since 1952, when the Wil-
liams tally reached its primary
peak- of nearly 567,000.
4) The Republican turnout, the
lightest in a generation or more,
bnoke n. GOP noreniatinn 1d-'

remains that there were 65,0001
"protest" votes cast in the Demo-
cratic primary against the Gover-j
nor -- about 15 per cent of the
total. Admittedly, some probably
were cast by Republicans who,
lacking contests, crossed over into
the Democratic primary.
GOP Apathy Seen
4) An absence of GOP statewide
races for the first time in a decade
made Republicans a set-up for a
voter apathy reaction.
5) The Johnson vote takes on
added significance considering his
negligible campaign effort, partly
because of a dearth of funds.
Aside from the nrimary's broad-

Other candidates with strong
union support who nevertheless
suffered defeat included George
D. Stevens, Flint attorney, who
was trimmed in the Sixth District
Democratic primary by former
Congressman Don Hayworth, and
Robert E. Dingwell of Lansing, a
union-endprsed legislative candi-
Top Democratic and Republi-
can candidates and party officials
had a wide variety of formal com-
Neil Staebler, Democratic State
Chairman, talked about Republi-
cans "raiding" the Democratic

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