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12 - Tues., December 20, 1966 Redlands Daily Fads TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 EVENING 6:00 g 0^ Ths Els fi-v.-s; (50 min.) Jerry Dunphy. ei®Tti« 6th Hour News: (60! ID 8 Pro Bssketball: (IVi hours) Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Francisco Warriors. Live telecast from Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Cliici< Hsarn calls the play-by-play. (B a W;nd!rlust: (30 min.) "Osaka Today." @ Lilli Palmer DiMlrt BD Playhouse 28 Presents: "Oioeti." John 0. Tragard. Rene Auberjonois St3r. Repeal. ^ Corona de Lastimas tnin.) Robert Abernsthy.JaciiLatham.j «:55© Stock Market Summatt: A. G. ©Rawhide: (60 min.) "At Poco' Tiempo." Q "THE YEARUNG"-Part II ir IN COLOR Starring Jane Wyman & Gresory Peck! fa Six O'clock Movie: "The Year- linp" Part II (drama! '48—Gregory! Peck. Jane V/yman. Claude JarmanI Jr.. Chill Wills. RTimmy --"id Lassie: (30 min.)| "The Rescue." 01 <9 Uncle Waldo 's Csrtoons (30| min.) © The Muntters: (30 min.) "Come Back, Little Google." If s a Great Lite m Whafs New? "Shelducks.' S) Noticiera 34 6:30 a The Addams Family: (30 min.) "Morticia. the Writer." (D Dennis the Menace: (30 min.) "A Quiet Evening." O The Patty Duke Show: (30 mln.)| "Hi. Society." @ All-star Thaafrt ® Family Fii\anci: "Disability Ben efits." S) Maria Isabel 7 :000 8 CBS Evening News; (30| min.) Walter Cronkite. d 9 Huntley-Brinkler Report (30j min.) O Alfred Hitchcock Presents: (30, min.) "The Diplomatic Corps." O Twilight Zone: (30 min.) "Thel Lonely." ID O The Flintstones (30 min.) ID McHile's Navy: (30 min.) "Boyl Scouts of 73." ® Sagebrush Theatre; "Phantom i Stallion" (western) '53-Rex Allen. Q) Point of View: Dr. John Morton; Blum, historian and head of the His-| lory Department at Yale University, is featured. La Busqueda 7:30 O S Daktarl; (60 min.) Two vengeful hunters (Joe Higgins and William Stevens) plot to destroy Dr, Harsh Tracy's game preserve byj making people think Clarence the cross-eyed lion is a killer. O e The Girl From UNCLE: (60{ min.) "The Jewels of Topango Affair." Leslie Uggams guests as Natasha Brimstone, who forcibly re places April Dancer on a vital mis sion to Africa. O 8 Bruins in Action (30 min.) O 8 Combat! (60 min.) "Cry for Help." The success of an important mission is threatened by the necessity of taking along a German pris-' oner (guest Robert Duvall). a 8 Million $ Movie: "A Man Called Peter (drama) '55-Richard| Todd. Jean Peters, Richard Burton,; Marjorie Rarabeau, Jill Esmond. mtarrncTSnRay C»nnlf< Christmas Show: (60 min.) "Here We Come A-Caroling" features Con niff and his singers, with Alan Young and the Pixiekin Puppets as special guests in a delightful hour of Christ' mas music. ©Perry Mason: (60 rain.) "Thel Case of the Curious Bride." ' ®) Comment: Cecil Brown. £Q Carousel Continental 7;45SD Stock Market Report Patrick! Ahern. 8:00 O ROLLER GAMES—LIVE! ir Thunderbirds vs. Texas 08 "oiler Skating Champloii- ships (2 hours) @ How to Many a Millionaira S3 Bridge with Jean Coi Uuvia de Estrellas t:30 Q 8 The Red Skelton Hour: (601 min.) Red Skelton and Greet Garson greet the Christmas season together, in a comic play titled. "The Christmas Spirit." O 8 0 <;casional Wife: (30 min.)| "Miss Greta Regrets." Greta's parents meet Peter and ifs hate at first sight. Pert Kelton and Paul Hartman guest. 08The Rounden: (30 min.) "That Sweet Little Old Lady." Josephine Hutchinson guests as Jim Ed's former school teacher whs interferes with ranch business. Andy Devine guests as Honest John Denton. ID UNITED AIR LINES •j( Presents Lakers vs. San Francisco Warriors 9:00 O a Tuesday NIgM atthe Movies: "Omar Kbayysm" (drama) '57—Cornel Wilde. Debra Paget, Raymond Masssy, Michael Rennie, John Derek, Sebastian Cabot. 6 The Pruitis o( Sauthampton: (30 min.) "The Hubcap Caper." Phyllis and Sturgis go sleuthing for his stolen lucky hubcaps. Charles Lane guests as Mr. Maxwell of the Internal Revenue, who turns down Phyllis' appeal to hire a detective. CD 8 The American West: (30 min.) "The Incredible Valley." © News: Stan Harrell. §Q Llamada Urgente 9 :10 @ Marquee 22: "Burma Convoy" (adventure) '41 —Charies Bickford, Evelyn Ankers, Frank Albertson. 9:30 Q 8 Petticoat Junction: (30 min.) Scrooge-like Homer Bedloe derails Kate's plan for Christmas Eve caroling and gift distributing aboard the Hooterville Cannonball. O 8 l-ove on a Rooftop: (30 min.) "The $50 Misunderstanding." Dave's ego is shattered when Julie gets the cash needed for a refrigerator by selling one of her paintings. © 8 Passport to Travel: (30 min.) "Uruguay." £0 Casanova 66 9:45 O Allan Moll and the News 10:00 08 CBS Reports: (60 min.) "Hareest of Mercy." A detailed account of a massive rescue operation for India. Q 8 G»!rge Putnam News (60 min.) O 8 The Fugitive: (60 min.) "The Blessings of Liberty." Kimble moves in with refugee Josef Korak (guest Ludwig Donath) and his family, and learns that Josef is also a doctor on the run. n fa I sr^EciALl Hohr Night: (60 min.) The Christmas story, dramatized from the siege of Jerusalem through the escape of the Holy Family to Egypt. © 8 I spEcmi .1 Premiere Coverage: (60 min.) Opening night events of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." musical comedy starring Zero Hostel and Phil Silvers, from Graumsn's Chinese Theatre. ©Struggle for Peace: "Prospects for Sumival," Repeat. S I Toros de Espana |10:20@SkJ Happy '10 :30 © Cross Current ©Cineposium: "Helicopter Camera." a film demonstrating a newly developed technique using a helicopter and zoom lens, and "Bloopers," a film revealing the mistakes made in filmmaking, will be featured. 11 :000 8 Eleven O'clock Report: (30 min.) Jerry Dunphy, Bill Keene. P8The 11th Hour News: (30 min.) John Schubeck, Refer lohnson. B Dr. Kildare: (60 min.) "An Island Like a Peacock." O News Final: (30 min.) Baxter Ward. O Movie: "Johnny Concho" (west- em) '56—Frank Sinatra, Phyllis Kirk, Keenan Wynn, Wallace Ford. ID 8 Alex Dreier and the News (60 min.) © Movie: "Actors and Sin" (comedy) '53 — Edward G. Robinson, Marsha Hunt, Eddie Albert @ News: Stan Harrell. © Comment Cecil Brown. 11:15 @ Office of the President QD Stock Market Report: Patrick Ahern. 11:30 O Movie: "The Barefoot Maifman" (comedy) '51 — Robert Cummings, Terry Moore, Jerome Courtland. O 8 The Tonight Show a Movie: "Ma'isie toes ts Ram" (comedy) '44 — Ann Sothem, Ava Gardner, John Hodiak. TELEVISION IN REVIEW By RICK DU BROW HOLL-yWOOD (UPD-CBS- TV struck gold Monday night in the search for adaptations of children's stories, with an original tongue-in-cheek musical version of "Jack and the Beanstalk" by the Prince Street Players of New York. This repertory company, which will be displayed on CBS- TV again Feb. 13 in "Pinoc chio," represents without question an opportunity for the network to fortify its supply of children's tales in a bountiful and tasteful way. For as CBS-TV notes, the Prince Street troupe has a repertoire of 10 children's stories "in new musical dress" and has "gained recognition for its presentations of beloved fairy stories in suburban theaters in New York, Milwaukee and Massachusetts." High Rtting "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Pinocchio" were broadcast last season on the CBS-TV station in New York City. And, says the network, "the decision to present them to a nationwide audience...was prompted by the high critical and viewer ac claim...." It was good judgment aU around. For although Monday night's hour got off to a bit of a slow start in the manipulations that prompted Jack up the beanstalk, it soon took off as a fast and delightfully cuckoo show when he encountered the whimsical, zany giant who was as perfect a villain as any children's — or adult's — tale could have. The giant was played by a gentleman named Will B. Able, and he really was wonderful, m song, dance and fast-fast vaudeviUe-style delivery of a line, and in his good nature overall. His tango number. Take A Giant Step," with his tiny, deadpan housekeeper (Dorothy Greener) was charming. And a razzmatazz music hall number, "Oh, Them Golden Eggs," by the giant's golden goose (Marcie Strmger) was a wildly appropriate showstopper. The show was conceived and written by a gentleman named Jim EUer. Merry Christmas, Mr. Eiler. Scrooge's Ey* View On the other hand, bah humbug to ABC-TV for its new, running beauty p a g e a nt. Dream Girl of '67," which began on a daily basis Monday afternoon. Each day celebrity judges interview four girls who later model some clothes, and a daily wmner is chosen, and a weekly one too, and finally there's a yearly champ. Predictably, the debut was embarrassing, and there's no chance things win change. Also Monday, it was confirmed that NBC-TV's final "Telephone Hour" of the season, April 23, will originate from Madrid's world-famous museum. The Prado, with the great classical guitarist Andres Segovia as host and performer. Filmmg began last weekend. The broadcast, "Music at the Prado," will offer a look at tli-3 works of Spain's foremost painters, Goya, El Greco and Velasquez. It will also include music as sung by Victoria de Los Angeles and played by pianist Alicia de Larrocha. The theme of the hour is the interdependence of Spain's art and music as produced by its history. BAH! HUMBUG! rnidaUthai It may be the season to be jolly for most of the populace, but there is a hardhearted hard core that .claims to find no cause for good cheer in the Christmas spirit. While Dickens' Scrooge may not hove originated the breed, he did give it a name and slogan. And the line continues right down to the present day, as actor Paul Ford almost demonstrates in this series of Christmas grimaces, originally appearing in Gentlemen's Quarterly. A while Chttitmas} No, I prefer Las Vegas. Plum pudding? I'd Has anyone SEEN a par- Tiny Tim? Just an- A gift? For me? rather eat a shotput. tridge in a pear tree? other welfare ease. Don't get me wrong. LOVE Christmas. Brown urges Reagon fo seek fax increase By NORMAN KEMPSTER United Press Intsrnational S.ACRAMENTO. Calif. (UPI) —Gov. Edmund G. Brown, with less than two weeks left in office, is urging Gov.-elect Ronald Reagan to fight for a tax increase instead of trying to balance the budget through deep cuts in spending. Arbitrary budget reductions. Brown warned, could wreck many vital state programs. He urged Reagan to show the courage to get in there and make an analysis of what needs to be done and then fight for it." A tax increase may be unpopular. Brown said, but it is necessary. The Democratic governor delivered a "farewell" address Monday night to a capacity audience at a SlO-a-plate testimonial dinner. Brown said shortly after he was defeated Nov. 8 in his bid for a third term that he would never again seek elective office. But he was cheered Mon day when he said, "When you have been in government 23 years, you're not ready to call it quits when you're as young as I am." He did not elaborate. But he said he would speak out in retirement "when I believe the well-being of the state I love is threatened." Brown said California's taxes are not excessive although "too much of the burden is being carried by property taxpayers." He -offered to support Reagan if the Republican governor-elect proposes a property tax reform program to the legisla ture. But Brown said he was opposed to Reagan's stated aim of reducing a budget deficit by cutting spending. "Arbitrary cuts in a budget may pull a corporation through a had business year," he said. It probably would make it stronger in the long run. But government's only product is service. And services can only suffer when cuts in a budget are made across the board—or across the tliroat—without regard to the long-run impact of such action. 'The quality of government is not measured by any profit and-loss sheet." Brown said Reagan has already ordered state agencies "to hold budgets for fiscal 196768 to this year's levels." "If that order is carried out, California's university and state colleges would, for the first time in history, turn away qualified students from their classrooms." He said the order would also cripple mental health, rehabilitation of welfare recipients and other programs. Brown also said he has been rising at 5 a.m. every morning to study the cases of the 62 convicts awaiting execution at San Quentin. Although no execution dates are pending during the final days of his administration. Brown could grant clemency if he chose. The governor gave no indication he would commute any of the sentences but he repeated his opposition to the whole concept of capital punishment. He said the death penalty is "a waste of time and a waste of money." Congressmen of 90th fo back Johnson on Viefnam (Editor's note: President Johnson will face an entirely new political climate in the new Congress. To assess the mood of the lawmakers. tJPI polled them on five major issues. The following dispatch, first of four, sums up their general reaction.) 12:00 OMov'ie: "Private Worlds" (drama) '35— Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea. Q The Joe Pyne Show (2 hours) 12:30 ID Movie: "Second Chonn" (musical) '40-Fred Astaire. Paulette Goddard. Burgess Meredith. 1:00 O Movie: "The Abductors" (drama) '57— Victor McLaglen, Fay Spain. O News Wrap-up, Local Q Movie: "Santa Fa Trait" (adventure) '40 — Erral Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ranald Reagan. • WORTH MENTIONING • 10.00 OS CBS Reports; "Harvest of Mercy." A detailed account of a massive rescue operation mounted by the United States, which this year sent millions of tons of grain to India and saved an estimated 70 million Indians from starvation. The Special follows Ihe grain from the wheat fields of Kansas to the hungry mouths ot peasant families. Charles Kuralt reports on the iourney of the wheat in the U.S.. while Winston Burdett covers the story in India. Slippery floor well known hazard DENVER (UPP-The-Colorado supreme court held this week that consumers will just have to put up with those shiny and sometimes slippery floors in supermarkets. The court decided against Mrs. Harvey L. Sanderson who sued a Rio Grande County supermarket for negligence after she slipped on its freshly waxed floor. Waxed floors, the court said, is "a common condi tion." HOLL-V-WOOD (UPP — Comedian Ernie Kovacs' $2 million estate has dwindled to S16,000 in the four years of probate since his death in an automobile accident, according to his widow, actress Edie Adams. Miss .Warns testified Monday in Superior Court that taxes and outstanding debts had taken most of his Sl,966,472 estate. Mrs. Mary Kovacs, the comedians mother, had filed a peti tion to remove Miss Adams as administrator of the estate. The petition was denied by Superior Taxes, debfs afe up mosf of Ernie Kovacs' esfafe Saves time calling police COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo (UPD—Service station attendant Alfred Bodhaine didn't telephone police Monday when two. gunmen wearing stocking masks held him up and escaped with $600. He just ran across the street to Colorado state patrol headquarters. WEDNESDAY DAYTIME MOVIES 1:000 "The Millionaire" (comedy) "31 —James Cagney, Evelyn Knapp. (D'The Gas HouM Kidt Go Wnr (comedy) '47-71000 Barnetf. Emory Pamell. (C) " TI kh Sawdt d Zom' (adventure) '60 — Guy Stockwell, Gloria Mllland. lOMQ "State Depaitmeirt B* jMf (:30 O "Pir<tM of Mentarq" (wastem) (advi^nture) '49— William Lundigan, Virginia Bruce. I 11.00 O "Fun en a Waekend" (comedy) •47 - Priscilla Lane, Eddie Albert "Uirad" (mystery) '47— George Sanden, Lucille Ball. . I '47— Rod Cameron, Maria Monte, Philip Reed. a "TKe Admiral Was a IW (comedy) '5(^-Wanda Hendtix, Edmond O'Brien. r 123 Caion Street 7 REDLANDS Daily from 7 P.M. jlSiiN^DElSl^BSbp T bhs A cross T he H ivb Angels object to movie being 'repulsive' LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Mem bers of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club have filed a $4 million invasion of privacy suit against the producer and company which made the motion picture "The Wild Angels." The superior court suit, filed Monday, accused producer Roger Corman and American International pictures of making a film "of the most repulsive, distorted and prurient sort. The suit was filed in behalf of 22 members of the organization by attorney Jeremiah Cas selman. It charged that the motorcycle organization was portrayed "as being a vicious, degenerate, lawless and thoroughly depraved group of persons whose activities are illegal, wrongful and menacing to public morals." The club members said that last February Corman agreed to make the picture factual and not put them in any disrepute. Instead, they claimed, the film is full of "false and derogatory implications" which have made it unsafe for members to be ia public places without protection. Court Commissioner Florence M. North. The accounting itemized that many of the holdings were mortgaged and more than 8300,000 m unpaid income taxes was due. Miss Adams said she paid 530,000 for her own separate property on tax debts and the estate paid S77,500 but there still was more than S136,000 unpaid. Even the $16,184 listed as still being left in the estate is being held in reserve to pay off-more debts. Miss Adams said. The comedian's mother had charged that Miss Adams had "mismanaged, wasted and concealed" assets of the estate. Kovacs died when his car skidded out of control on wet pavement and wrapped around a Beverly Hills telephone pole. By GEORGE J. MARDER United Pre«» Internatisnal WASHINGTON (UPI) -The new Republican-flavored 90th Congress apparently is ready to give President Johnson almost anything he wants to press the war in Vietnam, including money to escalate the fighting if he deems necessary. Members also are in a mood to sacrifice butter for guns. A poll by United Press Interna- tonal disclosed overwhelming sentiment for cutting back on domestic spending before even considering a possible tax increase. Possibly remembering Johnson's unsuccessful fight tor "open housing" in the last Congress, the legislators also said by a similar lop-sided margin that they see no current need for new civil rights measures. One hundred and sixty two members —nearly a third of the Congress —replied to the poll. Seventy five identified themselves as Democrats and 72 as Republicans. The other 15 declined to be identified. The returns also came from all sections of the nation —32 from the East, 46 from the South, 38 from the Midwest and 31 from the West. There was no way of identifying the geographic origins of the 15 unsigned responses. Here are the questions and replies: Would you vote necessary money to continue the war in Vietnam at present levels? Yes 155; No 5; Doubtful 2 Would you vote increased funds to escalate the war in Vietnam if the President considered such action necessary? Yes 129; No 10; Doubtful 23 Do you believe taxes should be raised to prosecute the war and combat inflation? Yes 40; No 106; Doubtful 16 Would you favor curtailing domestic programs such as the War on Poverty as an alternative to a tax increase? Yes 126; No 26; Doubtful 10 Do you think any civil rights legislation is needed at this point? Yes 46; No 102; Doubtful 14 On the war in Vietnam, the Congress clearly seemed ready! to foUow although there was some reluctance on escalation. Most members answered with a simple "yes" to the question whether they would vote funds to step up the fighting. However, a significant number wrote in a "qualified yes" or "with reluctance, probably yes." Rep. Peter H. B Frelinghuysen. R-N. J., put it this way: "Yes. but strongly hope such request will not be made." Some members hoped escalation would shorten the war. Others made clear they would not favor escalation to the point of using nuclear weapons. Only a few went against the tide of giving tlie President all tlie money needed to continue or intensify the fight. Only seven (5 no; 2 undecided) had reservations about providing funds at existing levels. A total of 33 yes 10 no; 23 undecided expressed reservations about following the President's lead on escalation. House Republican leader Gerald Ford of Michigan was among those who would support escalation. But Ford insisted that "if increased military funds are needed there must be even more substantial reduction in domestic spending." He said there "also must be a tightening of control of Aid spending in Vietnam." There was overwhelming sentiment for belt-tightening on Great Society spending while the United States is fighting the war in Vietnam. More than 80 per cent of those who replied favored curtailment of domestic spending as an alternative to a tax increase. But the figures alone do not tell the full story. Unsolicited comments pointed up the mood of Congress to sacrifice butter in favor of more guns. Rep. James R. Grover, R-N. Y., summed it up this way with the scribbled notation: "no guns and butter." He underlmed the word "and." War on Poverty programs were favorite targets of Republicans. "Favor curtailing domestic programs such as the war on poverty." wrote Senator Len. B. Jordan of Idaho. Some democrats sought to protect Great Society projects from the economy axe, but' even they were a minority. "I would favor curtailmg certain domestic programs (not the war on poverty)," wrote Rep. William S. Moorhead of Pennsylvania. "I would prefer a tax increase to inflation." "Curtail public works; not Mr. Johnson's lead, i the war on poverty," wrote Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis. Republican Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York ex-pressed himself similarly. "Taxes should he raised," he said, "so that domestic programs are not curtailed. A substantial number believed both cuts in domestic spending and tax increases would be voted by the new Congress. "I believe both curtailment and tax mcreases are required," wrote Rep. Glenn R. Davis, R-Wis., "I will not vote for the taxes without assurances of the curtaihnent." "The question may not be 'either or' but 'both'." Freling­ huysen wrote. "A combuiation of the two with a guarantee of reduced spending before voting a tax increase," replied Rep. Roger C. B. Morton, R-Md. There seemed to be nearly unanimous sentiment for a review of spending before increasing taxes although a handful insisted that the U. S. economy could provide guns as well as butter. Rep. Wright Patman. D-Tex.. wrote that neither tax increases nor cuts in domestic spending were required "at the present time or for the foreseeable future." Sen. Philip A. Hart, D-Mich., said that "with prosperity putting tax collections at a record rate, it seems to me that domestic programs can be continued without a tax increase." Several senators singled out foreign aid spendmg as a place where cutting can be done before mcreasing taxes. The poll pointed to the apparent futility of any new struggle over civil rights legislation in the next Congress. The lawmakers were asked whether they would vote for any restriction on the sale or rental of housing. Many house members pointed out that they had voted for a limited ban on racial discrimination in housing last session. But more than 63 per cent who responded felt there was no need for any civil rights legislation next year. (Tomorrow: The "Hawk" Congress) Didn't Cemplet* Trip Magellan did not actually sail around the world. He was killed on the island of Mactan, near Cebu, in the Philippines. One of his ships did accomplish the feat of circumnavigating the earth. TECHMCeiOII* »iiiiivt«ai.Bciu«t Alio in Color — Don Knotts "THE OHOST AND MR. CHICKEN" FOX REDLANDS THEATRE SPEC. CHILDREN'S MATINEE Wed., Dec. 21, Shew at 11 A.M. Jerry Lewis — Dean Martin "PARDNERS" - in Color Plus Cartoons — Ptiee 50e Spans. Crippled Child. Society Plenty of Bison It is conservatively estimated that . there were 60 million American bison in North America when • the white man arrived. This is considered to be the greatest aggregation of large animals ever known to civilized man. A Children burned in trailer fire at Lompoc LOMPOC (UPD-Four chil dren playing around a Christmas tree were fatally burned Monday night when flames swept their trailer home and drove back rescue attempts by their mother. The mother, Mrs. Sandra Kay Moon, 21, was visiting a neighbor when another neighbor noticed flames froming from the two bedroom trailer home. Mrs. Moon sped to her home and opened the door in hopes of reaching the youngsters. But smoke and flames spewing from the living room prevented the mother or neighbors from reaching the children. Firemen responded from their station only a few blocks away and quenched the blaze within minutes. The bodies of the four little girls, Debra, 5, Dannette, 3, La Donna, 2, and La Vonda, 4 months, were found huddled around the charred Christmas tree and burned gifts. Firemen said the blaze apparently started in the living room where the children were playing but there was no indication of the cause. • The children's father, Clinton, 27, was at work at the nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base at the time of the fire. Mrs. Moon is employed by the Lompoc Rec ord. A number of changes bound fo fake place in Europe By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst Inevitably, changes are coming to Western Europe. Although steadfastly denied in Washington, one possible change is a gradual reduction of U.S. forces in Germany. Another is improvement of relations between France and West Germany under the latter's new Chancellor Kurt- Georg Kiesinger and a third will be West German moves toward closer relations with Communist bloc nations to the east. Akeady taking place is the move of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) headquarters to Belgium, brought on by President Charles de Gaulle's determination to follow a course independent of NATO and to diminish United States influence in Europe. But while he is effectively removing U.S. bases from France, it already may be said he has failed in his main goal and that this is a change that will not occur. Taking the changes one by one, there are a number of reasons why tlie United States might find it both possible and necessary to reduce U.S. manpower in Europe. An important one is that feelers already are being put out for a reduction ot forces on both sides of the line but not on a man-for-man basis. The Soviets maintain 22 divisions on their side of the line, and the Germans already have said they could not accept a withdrawal of three Soviet divisions in exchange for a similar reduction in U.S. forces. The fact that feelers have been put out, however, is a beginning. The maintenance of large U.S. forces in West Germany has complicated the U.S. balance of payment problem, with gold flowing out faster than it is commg in. The Germans have notified the United States they cannot give the help it demands for troop maintenance whatever the U.S. goH problem may be. Further, there are Gen. William C. Westmoreland's demands for more manpower and resources in South Vietnam. If the U.S. is not to extend the draft, then it must find its manpower somewhere else. Germany would seem to be a natural source. So far as West Germany 's relations with France and Eastern Europe are concerned, a clue rests in the membership of Kiesinger's cabmet. . Willy Brandt, foreign minis, ter in the new Christian Democrat-Socialist setup, long has made known his view that the way to eventual reunification of Germany lies in an improvement of contacts with the East, including East Germany. Franz-Josef Strauss, a onetime defense minister and now fmance minister, is known as a leader of the Gaullist wing of the Christian Democrats. He will press for closer relations with France even if it means some loosening of ties with the United States. But it is noteworthy that in. all of Western Europe not one leader, besides De Gaulle, even would consider a meeting on European security which would include the Soviet Union and not the United States, Aside from the lofty De, Gaulle and whether or not a war threat exists, not one believes that Europe alone can counter-balance the. mighty weight of Russia.

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