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Friday, July 14, 1967
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Israeli sea ' victims return ASHDOD, Israel, Thursday. Flying brooms at their mastheads as a sign of victory, an Israeli destroyer and two torpedo boats sailed almost un damaged into port yester-i aay after sinking two Egyptian torpedo boats on Tuesday night off the Sinai coast. The Egyptians' Soviet- built vessels exploded and sank with all hands, the Israelis said. "One of the Egyptian boats blew up 15 yards to! siarooara, reported the cap tain of the Israeli destroyer tilat. "I was looking into the! eyes oj the tgyptian captain, and we were hittins his boat with everything we had. me next second, it exploded, and all that was left was floating debris. "I circled round twice but it was clear there were no survivors." he said, the Associated Press reports. ON RADAR He said the Egyptians were picked up on the radar screens of the two Israeli torpedo boats. They were coming from the west and travelling fast. "I ordered the boats to close in and identify the targets." said the Eilat's captain. "It was very dark, and as they got close, the Egyptians opened fire from 800 yards. "It must have been a shock for the Egyptians when I closed in. They hadn't seen me until then," he said. The captain added that it never occurred to him that the shin might be Russian. A Soviet Navy squadron under Admiral Igor Molot-sov is visiting Port Said, 22 miles from the site of Tuesday night's battle. 40 feared drowned KARACHI. Thursday. Rescue workers operating bv torchlight last night sought the bodies of 40 people feared drowned when a passenger boat cap-sired near Lyallpur, on the River Ravi, north of here. BRIGADIER GRAHAM AUST. TROOPS PUSH FORWARD IN RAIN NUI DAT, Thursday.! Australian troops to - rfav continued to nush forward under driving monsoon rain in search of Viclcong remnants reported to be attempting to break out of a trap in Phuoc Tuy province. The Australians, together with a large United States force and two battalions of South Vietnamese marines, are attempting to destroy one of the regiments of the Vietcong's 5th Division. Australian Army spokesmen have estimated that the enemy casualty count so far is about 90 dead with an unknown number wounded. One Australian was killed when a tree fell on him. BIGGEST SWEEP The Australian battalions! have so far had little con- tact with the Vietcong. They have placed them-iielves into a blocking position south of the U.S. trooos in an attempt to cut off the Vietcong's line of retreat. The Australians. Americans and South Vietnamese are taking part in Operation Paddington, which started tal Saturday. The operation, details of which were released tr Atictralian and U.S authorities today, is the largest sweep by allied troops against Vietcong forces in Phuoc Tuy province. Clay fight barred SACRAMEN T O (California), Thursday. The California State Athletic Commission has denied the deposed heavyweight boxing champion, Cassius Clay, permission to hold charity fight in this State. The commissioners questioned Clay for eearly one hour yester Russia and six allies pledge aid for Arabs MOSCOW, Thursday. Russia and six of its seven East European allies have pledged to continue military aid to the Arab countries. Their statement yesterday, following a secret two-day summit meeting in Budapest, came a day after the United States had expressed concern about Soviet arms shipments to Egypt and other Middle East countries. A joint communique issued here after the meeting attended by the Soviet Communist Party leader, Mr Leonid Brezh- nev, and the Soviet Prime Minister, Mr Kosygin said the Heads of State and Communist Party chiefs exchanged infor mation on political, eco nomic and defence aid to the Arab States. the communique, as reported by the Soviet news agency Tass, said in part: "The participants in the conference exchanged information on steps aimed at strengthening the defence potential of those countries (the United Arab Republic and other Arab countries that fell victim to Israeli aggression') and also on steps tor long-term cooperation with the Arab States. "They unanimously expressed their firm intention to continue con certed efforts for the attainment of these aims." REFUSED Rumania alone of the Communist allies did not attend the conference. At a summit meeting in Moscow last month, on the Middle East crisis. Rumania refused to sign a joint statement con demning Israel as the aggressor, reportedly be cause the United Nations had not yet determined who the aggressor was. In New York yester day, the United Nations Secretary-General, U Thant, told the Security Council he had ordered as many United Nations military observers as pos sible into the Suez Canal area without delay. The observers will supervise the cease-fire between Egypt and Israel under terms of a Security Council decision reached after a nine-hour clash between the two sides on Saturday. U Thant also said 'e Although the sweep being controlled by the U.S. 9th Division, it was planned by Australian Task rorce Commander Brigadier Stuart Graham. It is a sequel to Opera tion Portsea, which ended here in April this year. H.Q. MOVED The entire Australian Task Force, with both the 2nd and 7th Battalions, the Armoured Cavalry Squadron, two Australian batter ies, the New Zealand artil lery battery and R.A.A.F. helicopters have been com mitted to the search-and- destroy mission. For the operation Briga dier Graham moved his Task Force headquarters rrom Nut uat to the village of Xuyen Moc about I0i miles north-east. the operation itself is EAGLES STRETCH THEIR WINGS IN U.S. SENATE From W A S H I NGTON, Thursday. At least 32 U.S. Senators are tired of being classified as hawks or doves. They day, after he had requested the licence to fight for funds to feed underprivileged children in the States of Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. Clay, 25, was stripped of his world title when he refused to be drafted into the United States Army. Criminal charges are pending against him. (A.A.P.) was recruiting another 25 officers for the United Nations truce supervision organisation. He did not say how many men might go immediately to the canal zone, but informed sources said many more than 25 were envisaged. New impetus wasl given the United Nations! peacemaking mission following Wednesday night's sea clash north of Port Said, in which two Egyptian torpedo boats were reported sunk, and another brief outbreak of firing across the canal yesterday. Pakistan formally proposed yesterday that the Security Council act to remove the old city of Jerusalem from Israeli control. The Chief Pakistani delegate, Mr Agha ShahiJ read the text of a new! resolution on the issue as the Genera! Assembly resumed debate on the Middle East crisis. The draft would also have the 122-nation Assembly reprove Israel for its failure to comply with the Pakistani-led resolution about Jerusalem which the Assembly adopted by an over-j whelming majority on July 4. 'INVALID' That resolution said measures taken by Israel to absorb the old city were invalid, and called on the Israeli Government to rescind them. Israel has declared that its absorption of the old city is irrevocable. The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Abba Eban, said in a reply to the United Nations appeals released here yesterday that his Government was "confident that world opinion will welcome the new prospect of seeing" this ancient and historic metropolis thrive in unity, peace and spiritual elevation." (A.A.P.-Rcuter) taking place about 20 miles north-east of Nui Dat. Brigadier Graham launch ed the drive when he heard that Vietcong troops were planning an attack on Xuyen Moc, which was relieved by: the Australians during Ope-! ration Portsea after seven years of Vietcong harassment. (A.A.P.) SEN. DIRKSEN MARGARET JONES want to be known in future as eagles. The Senate minority leader. Senator Everett Dirksen (Republican), is a leading eagle. The eagles will wear a small gold lapel pin to indicate their politico-ornithological status. They can be roughly described as middle-of-the-road Senators who generally support Johnsonian policies in Vietnam. The eagles say they are modelling themselves on America's national bird, which, on all official coats-of-arms carries the olive branch of peace in one claw, and the arrows of war in the other. The eagle cult was started hy aclor-turncd-Senator George Murphy, College plan sparks Negro riot NEWARK, New Jersey, Thursday. Hundreds of Negroes stoned police and firemen, smashed windows and looted stores early today in protest about a planned college in New Jersey's largest city. GREEK REGIME STRIPS EIGHT OF RIGHTS MELINA MERCOURI ATHENS, Thursday. The Army-led Greek Government has stripped eight Greeks including! film actress Melina Mer-couri of their citizenship, for alleged anti-national activities. It also decided to conns-: cate their properties in Greece. This was announced last night by the Interior Minis ter. Brigadier Stylianos Patakos, a leading member of the ruling junta. Miss Mercouri, the wife of film director Jules Dassin. was the star of the film "Never on Sunday." In New York today, she said: "I was born a Greek I will die a Greek. Mr Patakos was born a Fascist. He will die a Fascist. 'JOAN OF ARC "If he wants to make out of me a Joan of Arc, that his privilege. "As there is a dictator ship in Greece, he can make any law that he likes, but I consider him an outlaw." Miss Mercouri, who is at present starring in the stage version of "Illya Darling,' continued; tvery day it is very difficult for me to sing about gaiety in Greece and the joy of Greece. It is a wounded country. But it will be free again one day." "And then," she said. "Greece will have a big, big party." (A.A.P.) of California. Senator Murphy and other Senators have complained that hawks are regarded by the public as warmongers, and doves as being ready to sell out at any price. 'The division of members of the Senate has created some confusion at home and abroad and great uncertainty as to the true position and disposition of members of the Senate, which might have a distorted and detrimental effect on our foreign policy," the eagles say, in a manifesto just issued. "We respectfully request that, hereafter, .we be referred to as eagles, so that everybody at home and abroad may know exactly where we stand." rtiiflK At least 50 carloads of Negroes fanned out of the tenement district of South Newark, where the disorccr began, and drove to the heart of the city. Young Negroes leapt from the cars in front of the City Hall, shouting angry protests. Several sauare miles of the city were involved in the mounting disorder. The violence was caused hy allegations of police brutality. Crowds of Negroes gath ered outside a police station after midnight, to protest about the alleged manhand ling of a Negro for assault ing an officer. PROTESTS Newark, which is situated in northern New Jersey, about seven miles from New York City, has a population of more than 400.000, 60 per cent of whom are Negroes. There have been racial protests before, but never anything approaching today s, violence. Negroes in the area where it erupted have been protesting bitterly about the plan ned construction in the neighbourhood of the New Jersey State College of! Medicine and Dentistry which , will result in the razing of hundreds of Negro homes.' One observer said nothing could he seen but broken windows and merchandise strewn along streets. Burglar alarms were sounding everywhere, he added. (A.A.P.) President apologises in vain TOKYO, Thursday. 1 he Communist Chinese President, Liu Shao-chi has issued a new confes sion and apology to the Red Guards who want him removed from office, Japanese correspondents in Peking said today. But the apology has failed to placate the Peking Red Guards supporting the Com munist Party chairman, Mao Tse-tung. the fanatic youtns nave rejected the apology and started a massive sit-in around a Government house where most top party offi- cials live, the Kyodo News Agency says, and have de manded Liu be dragged out of office. Liu has been the main target of Red Guards and forces loyal to Mao during Chinas u-montn power struggle. lA.A.P.-Reutcr) NIGERIANS CLAIM KEY TOWN LONDON, Thursday. Nigeria's Federal Government last night an nounced the capture of the key eastern town of Ogota and claimed to have killed 2,000 troops in the week old battle against the self- proclaimed Biatra Kepub lie. The Federal Government announcement said three battalions of secessionist troops had been wiped out. Federal sources also earlier indicated the Federal Army's northern battalions were staging an all-out effort to capture Nsukka. strategically situated 41 miles north of the breakaway capital of fcnugu. Sf K m IN BRIEF Italian spy-ring charges TURIN, Thursday. Italian authorities have brought new charges against Giorgio Rinaldi and his wife, claiming that he received thous ands of dollars fronw Russia to operate European spy-ring. Revised charges against the couple allege the spy-ring provided Moscow with classified information of U.S. air defences ir Europe and the perform ances and armaments of American fighter aircraft based in Italy and Spain Rinaldi. 39, and his wife. Angela, were arrested last March and gaoled with their chauffeur, Atmando Girard, on charges of col lecting Italian Mate secrets. The new charges accuse them of revealing State secrets for purposes of political and military espionage. Re-elected EAST BERLIN. East Ger- many's new Parliament todav re-elected Mr Wal tcr Ulbricht as chairman of the State Council. position which corresponds to that of head of Mate. Mr Willi Stoph was reappointed head of the Government, the Minis terial Council. . - Mother at nine SANTO DOMINGO. Nine-year-old Lidia Maria Geronimo has given birth to a child at San Jose de Ocoa, in Peravia province, Dominican Republic. The 6 J lb baby was de livered by caesarean section by the director of the town's hospital, Dr Ramon A. Arias Ortiz. Quakes kill nine ALGIERS. At least nine people died and many were injured in a series of strong earth tremors w-hich shook parts of the north-western corner of Algeria early today. Most damage, and all the casualties reported so far, were at a small village. Mkhalif. not far from Oran. At least 40 houses there were brought down by the tremors. Blast hurts 10 ADEN. Seven British sol diers and three Arabs were injured in a grenade explosion here today. The grenade was thrown from a passing car at soldiers working on a security fence at Singapore Lines barracks. To marry HONG KONG. Miss Marietta Kertesz. a 20-year-old Hungarian-horn Melbourne model, arrived here yesterday to marry an Australian soldier. Private Paul Goldslonc. of Wonga Park, Victoria, on Saturday. Private Goldslonc will be the first Australian National Serviceman to marry in Hong Kong while on rest and recreation leave from Vietnam. Funeral LONDON. The funeral of the actress Vivien Leigh took place privately at Golder's Green Crematorium, London, yester day. Miss Leigh died last Saturday, aged 53. General killed MOSCOW. Colonel General Nikolai Nau- menko. wartime com mander of the Soviet Air Force on the Western Front, has been killed in a car crash, the Defence Ministry newspaper "Red Star" reported yesterday. General Naumenko, 66. who was retired, held an Order of Lenin and several other top State awards. and was a member of Parliament in the Soviet Baltic Republic of Latvia, 3 , 9- V.. i I. k. A Hong Kong riot policeman puts another shell into his tcargas gun as other police officers detain and search two suspected rioters during recent disorders in the Colony. Hong try new tactic HONG KONG, Thursday. An explosion rocked the compound of a police station in Kowloon today, in what is believed to be a new Leftist guerilla tactic against the British authorities. . Four private cars and one motor cycle were damaged by the explosion, but there were no casualties. According to police, a bomb, or explosives believed to be contained in a travelling bag, was hurled over the wall in the rear compound of the station in the Sampokong district, near Daitak International Air port. . Last night, Communist led terrorists exploded i bomb in a Government building, burnt buses, taxis and cars, and attacked police, in the most violent of five days of anti-Government rioting here, the Associated Press reports. Police shot and killed one rioter and wounded several others. A second man was found stabbed to death. The night of terror! followed a statement by Hong Kong's Colonial Secretary. Mr D. R Holmes, in which he said AW ?v4' ..... 1 niiiTiiiiiiniiii iiiir'niff-mmmniiiilrr-"r-'-rf fr ifi 1 "ir " ' ' J'"'' ' " ir t --' -n ' To ride in the Crown Custom '6' is an experience which makes you realise if is one of the world's finest cars. The Crown Custom '6' offers features and luxury found only in the highest priced European models. When you hear the soft purr of the perfectly balanced, new and more powerful overhead camshaft engine, you will immediately know you have moved up to a new class of motoring. The elegant styling and features such as automatic overdrive and push-button radio combine to make a car which can only be compared with those costing thousands of dollars more. Special Sedan from 1,260, Automatic from 1,390. Custom '6' Sedan 1,399, Automatic 1,509. Station Wagons from 1,360. YORK MOTORS 78 William Street, Sydney. 31-0444. 118-124 Parramatta Road, Auburn. 648-0547. V Kong "Hong Kong may well be entering a new phase of terrorism. Leftist crowds started I their rampage through the streets of Kowloon, setting about a dozen buses on fire. burning taxis, overturning and burning cars, and attacking police, shortly after 9 p.m. It was an hour after a curfew on Hong Kong Island, across the harbour from Kowloon, - went into effect, WATER FLOW Gangs ranging from 50 to 400 persons broke the curfew on Hong Kong at about 10 p.m., poured into the streets, set fire to vehicles, and threw bottles. stones and dynamite bombs shortly before 11 p.m. they began breaking open water pipes and letting the water a precious com modity on this drought- stricken colony now into the streets. The Syrfngy Morning Herald, Frfgjy, JuV U. 1967 IN Reds Police armed with car bines, shotguns and teargas fought back as fire engines and ambulances rushed from one scene to another, The crowds paraded through Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. wantonly destroying anything in theirl pain. (A.A.P.-Reuter) Backward reader LONDON, Thursday. The Queen yesterday told a primary school headmaster that seven-year-old Prince Andrew's reading ability was not all it could be. The Queen spoke to the headmaster, Mr Keith Stock, at the first of the seasons garden parties at Buckingham Palace. Mr Stock told the REPORT LISTS NEW RISKS TO SMOKERS WASHINGTON, Thurs day. New evidence of the health dangers ot smoking was presented to Congress yesterday in a report oy the U.S. Welfare Department. The department's secre tary. Mr John uaraner, presenting the report, said it was based on a review of more than 2.000 studies conducted in the United States and elsewhere in the last three and a half years. The studies conclusions included: Approximately one- third of all deaths of men between 35 and 60 are "ex cess dcatns in tne sense that they would not have occurred as early as they did if cigarette smokers had the same death rates as non-smokers. Cigarette smoking is now the most important cause of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and great ly increases the risk ot dying from these diseases. A relationship between cigarette smoking and death rates from ulcers has Been confirmed" and data now suggests that a similar relationship exists between cigarette smoking and mor bidity. (A.A.P.-Reuter) PRINCE ANDREW Queen he had heard that Prince Andrew had learnt to read by using the initial teaching alphabet. The Queen told me the prince was not a good advertisement for the method," said Mr Slock. "I replied that it was a pity because I had told my pupils that if it was good enough for Royalty, it was good enough for them." (A.A.P.) White-wall tyres optional extra.

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