Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 24, 1968 · Page 15
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 15

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 24, 1968
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 196S "TIP. REGISTER-NEWS — MT VERNON. TT.UXOIR Report From Saigon BY DB ! CARL SCHWEINFURTH ^ 1956> j boarded a Nor . Is there an alternative be- jlvi < freighter wh i c!l was iween the Viet Cong Commu- i . nists and the present govern- i headed * or Saigon meht of President Thieu and I This occurred a year after Vice President Ky in South- the Geneva Accord: the French Viet Nam? This question was had left. American aid virtually foremost upon my arrival in was shut off and the country Saigon. was newly independent. Fresh It had been 12 years since with the flush of this indepen- my previous visit to Saigon and dence, the South Vietnamese changes were noticeable. Upon > had made certain changes in- my discharge from -the U. S. "hiding that of changing the Army in Japan during Febru- n«me of the main street of Sai- The regime of President Diem 5 per cent for the Viet Cong, followed and was an unqualified disaster, according to Tuyen. ,L >iem destroyed often through 15 per .cent for the present go vernment and 80 per cent unconcerned. blood baths, the major non; When asked where the Alii* - communist nationalist e 1 e- mce fit into this picture, Tu- ments whicli did not express yen replied, "At present al- blind loyalty to him personally, i most no one is really dedicated » A civilian government of na- tot hat kind of answer. They * li- nalists came into power fol- must develop a strong organi- « lowing Diem's death. Tuyen was nation and support if they are Deputy Prime Minister for three to grow." he added, months. "Last week," he concluded. At almost the moment when j " Tliev , cjdled . a meeting to dis- this occurred, "The 7th of 0088 alternatives in the present March. I remember it well," p eace negotiations. The govern- hc stated, ?"the U.S. began its j nle "V however. forh-: the NIGHT SHIFT labors-to ready aircraft for next day's missions in Vietnam. Marine mechanics and technicia work around the clock at the Marble Mountain Air Facility near Da Nans. bombing of the North and the rush of troops from the north, began to flow into the 9outh. In June the Military , led by General Ky, took over the government for the security of the nation." Tuyen is now tolerated out held in official disrepute, -o- -o» o- An alliance (minh) has recently been formed in South Vict Nam consisting of three ft ,i. , „. . j. -j , organizations which have fanci- »§ i gon from Rue Catinat to Duong mrse girls who swarm around | in the streets and persons have Viet Nam was again divided : ^ names ' They are » the SjjTu Do. In 1958 Tu Do had many ele-, enters the place and offer any ! gant shops, most of which expo-; service which the G? I. may r'uT names. They are "the Movement for National Salva- lion," "The Alliance for Democracy and Freedom" which re- every uniformed American who | Uie money to buy it. with the defeat of the Japanese Ftill, in the past 12 years in lH-l .i. Until the French could , r othing seems to have been vsume their position, the North j __d empty show winnows with ltqu irc. Mixed in among . the '^t in Saigon which has lasting "'as given to Chiang Kai Shek i tedl contains some of $ bare shelves inside. There were bars are numerous "Massage value - Is Sal § on bo »er lor our to administer and the South as- Thieu's too aids and ft! few automobiles and fewer bi- t 'arlors " living been there? The answer signed to the ^British. Chiang „_ T „_,„ „ f p„ co l' „„j Th. n«™». nt sw. h ' '-. . Is. "No." -.1 a geiK 'i -I <-io the North. J, „ ,, , ^ ,7 /? A •workers" which despite its com a• cycles. The flower of French The American presence is ev- ls< No> ?§ I c-oionial cii'es apparently had (11 . vwhoi . e fl . om , he Tu Do t0 If Hie u.o. were io leave. . - • Em f H ~_ munistic sounamg name nas withered and died. „, 0 American ^nal of wea- would be chaos. The ^ TcCEt • M^ ! ' iuppMedly reCeived considera -o -o- -o- r o ns wh ich our airplane passed' whoule J 0 ™^ °f tiie L C hi ST bJp Bssistance ftxjm flie AFL * » The 1988 Tu Do is jammed .as we taxied to the terminal. 18 based °" ™ American pre- • »° <-• « • CIO IS I with persons and cars and taxis I building at Tan- Son- Nhut Air- *™ ce - . . . In Fe * imT L°L^ X lJ™h l". 1 This group is, ominously for gamme ; meeting.' Apparently there is a position between the present military regime and the Commu nist Viet Cong. The question regains, however, if they can be "trong, forceful and determined enough t o gain active popular support. It is one thing to have intellectual answers and quite another tiling to have a pragmatic answer. With Ky. Americans know what they have. Corrupt and arrogant as he might be, Americans know he is dedicated to fighting with the U. S. against the communists. To support the Aliance, the U. S. Would not be sure what it is gettting. This group professes to wish American support until getting on their feet. Can they be successful? There is an alternative, but is it worth and army jeeps. The once ele- i port. The prosperity of Saigon . Tnis P^Pfrily Is also bring- yer. and a missior. heade^ by AmericanSi called "The ' Alli^ J 1 if. » . j nBan inflation of an estimated Bao Dai appealed openly to Gen- ance for a Revolutionary So- sale , three per cent per month. If c-a^ George Marshall who was ; ciety » Tlie composition 0 f this o- -o- -c- S j-;ani shops have been turned j looks very superficial. The full '- into little bars full of Vietna- slock of the PX is for | We Would Like To Take This Opportunity | To Extend Our Best Wishes To All Our I Friends And To Say "Thank You" For Your | Patronage, During The Post Year. | HUNT'S RESTAURANT | * 1 AND I COCKTAIL LOUNGE H m tt.e U.S. leaves, the balloon oi "i Chungking, China to hep keep j group j s basically non- com- p-osperity bursts, but the alter- -hf Fi-ench from regaining con-| munist nationalist and civi- native would be to stay indefi- i - ol of Viet Nam. Secretly they i ii an _ accordingto Tuyen. " i JA nitely. taked his support in a sti-uggle At preS ent they represent an 1 i^i o- -o- -o- against the communists. unwanted middle force. Tuyen, y The question of a phased with- "We 'were not successful," la-; udded, "if by some strange- ! J drawl at present seems like niented Tuyen. He then went i means free elections were to S wishful thinking by American into exile for years in China, j he held today, the Alliance *'i ' Ho returned to Viet Nam urg- 1 1 Foreign Expeu-t Schweinliirth Is in 3 tliat cooperation with tlie U Native of Mt. Vernon would be lost." He confirmed .'•vitli modification, a figure gi- French wa s requueid in order! ven to me by a friend in the tl^at the French feel secure in'l). S. Agency for International S Dr. Carl L. Schweinfurth, as- gr.-nting Vietnariiese independ- Development. ?A scciate proiessor of history and rnce. The latter indicated a rule $. political science and director of ultimately his view proved. of thumb of: 20-20-60. Twenty international education ai Be- correct, but, "the French saw I percent of the South Vietnamese late and when in- j at e for th Viet Cong, 20 per came in 1153 we ! cent are for the present govern-, S week- study tour of the Repub- were too weak and the commu-! mcnt and 60 per cent do not g lie of South Africa as the offi- 1 j; j s ts too strong." I tare. Tuysen siad it shouldb be j thany College in West Virginia, the light too tj recently returned from a tliree dependence ... ind a snowfall of our best wishes in the true paitef o of the Yuietide. May your day be a merry one »nd filled ill things stood, this Christmas! CLIFTON (Pete) HARP PAINTING en I DECORATING Norman Tolley James (Bob) Campbell Melvin Knappier Billy Joe Campbell 1605 Pace Phone 242-1450 I I? I 1 i I I i i l I I w f i 1 t Congratulations TO THE WINNERS OF THE WESTERN GARDENS LIGHTING CONTEST 1st Place: Mr. and Mrs. Owen Martin, 2909 Apple 2nd Place: Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Titter, 804 Apricot 3rd Place: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Williamson, 320,5 Blackberry 4th Place: Mr. and Mrs. Omer Connaway, 3108 Apple if 1 cial gust of that country's gov- j ^ tj: ernment. On his return trip Dr. $) Schweinfurth visited East Afri- A ca, India, Ceylbn, South-east $ Asia, Hong Kong, the Phillip$ , ines and Japan, a Dr. Schweinfurth, a native of w Mt. Vernon, is foreign student ; ^ advisor at Betliany, and stale M chairman of the National Asso^ ciation of Foreign Student Advi- -A sors. During the past five years ®; he has become a leader in Africa | can studies in the state of West; ^ j Virginia. In 1965 Dr. Schwein-' q furth was group leader of a \i Summer Fulbright Program in •a; East Africa .He was director % of NDEA Institutes on Africa M : and Asia for World History tea" chers in 1967 and 1968. The Bethany College Student Board of Governors elected Dr. Schweinfurth as the outstanding- teacher of the year last year. Dr. Schweinfurth joined the fi Betliany faculty in 1964. He re- :-j eeived Hie B. S. from the Uni- versify of Oregon in 1952; the '! : M. A. from the University of Florida in 1954, and the Ph. .D from the University of Southern Illinois in 1964. He atten- ) dec! Harding College during 1948-49 and the University of || : Pennsylvania during 1949-50. # ,His father was the late Carl til Schweinfurth. presidnet of the CARL SCHWEINFURTH Many others were so beautiful mat selecting just 4 was most difficult. Congratulations to all who have made the area so beautiful. Most gracious thanks to our judges: Mr. and Mrs. John Ryland, Woodlawn, III. Mrs. Emma J. Miller, Waltonville, III. Rev. and Mrs. Argyl E. Houser, Waltonville, III. Merry Christmas Mt. Vernon Furnace Co. Happy New Year TO ALL ll politicians in Washington. With $ \ tnp composition of the present 8 1 government in Saigon — mili- •i! lary men and military doniina- i'J ted men — it can see only a a military victory. •A t With the manpower resources Hi of the Vie1 Cong, plus I hat of 5^ | the North Vietnamese and even fi those' of China, if necessary, •A a complete military victory fa acems lost in some distant hazy Si fJture. H | Again there came to mind the H c|'..tes1ion, is there an alternative Jj) oetween the present regime in Sbigon and the Viet Cong? At 31 rhis point I met Tran Van Tu^ yen w!io is presently a lawyer $ in private practice in Saigon j # ai d a Professor of Political Sci- \ )l once at the University of Dalat. ' -j Tuyen who has held several positions in Vietnamese govein- i § mcnts sa'd l'iai V->t *'. 'iii is I ;i one counti'y with one people, j 4 Lno language and one culture. [ It was the French who forced the division of the country. { "Of course we have always referred lo North. Central and South Viet Nam," he added. The French changed these Li 'om mere terms of reference lo leal political division, in 186? the French' made the southern _ ( portion into a colony. The French came to call it Cochin - China because one of iA the Frenchmen had stopped in Ji?) Cochin, India on the way and ^ [ : liked the name. He called south- U cvn Viet Nam Cochin - China W to distinguish it from the Indian s; Cochin. $ In 1873 the central pajt of the country came under French 31 protection and in 1884 the North. ra;rn 1898 tlie Emperor .of,the. cen- 5jl | tral portion was allowed to c] name the Governor of the North •J\ es long as he appointed the ^ i it; an whom the Fi-ench recom- jl | mended! From then the figment w i of different Viet' Nams has been Perpetuated. hristmas wouldn't be Christmas without the glad warmth of greetings given and received. So, from all of us to all of you, here's a hearty, friendly greeting for a happy holiday. G. C. MURPHY CO Norma Jean Lane Nancy Sodders Kitty Arnett Anne E. Sigwerth Gloria Hilliard Goldie McClusky Bernice Kwiarkowski Loro Lisenby Clyde Scott Imogene Higgins Joyce Lync'n Rhonda Davis.' Lottie Mays Francis Mullinax Shirley Marlow Doris Newbury Doris Neal Mary LeMay Esther Williams Viola Gowler Mavis Schweninger Phyllis Bradford Charlyan Mannen Linda McCarthy Reba Tucker Linda Shelton Delia Morgan Margaret Baker Virginia Flanagan Glendti Moyer Sue Robison Sue Wilkey A. J. WISNIEWSKI, Mgr.

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