Page 25 article text (OCR)
24 ralm Beach Post Tiroes, Saturday, N ov, . 7Pg Saigon Can't Find Enough Good Reasons To Call Bombing Halt SAIGON (UPD The South Vietnamese government said Friday It "does not oppose" the bombing halt but declared It did not see "enough good reasons" for agreeing with tjfe United States on an end of all bombardments of North Vietnam. The half-hearted commtnl-que was delayed until nearly 11 hours after President Johnson announced the end of the bombing. An earlier official statement said the United States had acted unilaterally. Many leading South Vietnamese officials were angry and dismayed over Johnson's decision. There were fears of a Communist takeover resulting from a peace agreement. The communique did not commit South Vietnam to taking part in expanded preliminary peace talks at Paris. Reliable sources said President Nguyen Van Thleu and U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker met until early Friday morning In an 11th hour attempt to reach a united stand on the politically explosive Is sue. The sources said the meeting was extremely heated. The Saigon government's indignation was shown by a terse report broadcast three hours after Johnson's announcement over the government-controlled Saigon radio. It said the United States had "unilaterally" decided to stop the bombing of North Vietnam. A later communique, broadcast on radio and television at 8:20 p.m., barely 40 minutes before the bombing stopped, said the South Vietnamese government "did not see enough good reasons to have a common agreement with the U.S. government" on the bombing halt. The communique added, however: "Since we have a peace loving tradition, the government of Vietnam Is not against the cessation of the bombing." (In Washington, U.S. officials said that Thleu had given his agreement to a total bomb ing halt, and cautioned against attaching too much significance to public statements on the matter by him and other South Vietnamese leaders. ) The general reaction of the man-tn-the-street in Saigon ranged from cries of "sellout" to general relief that the war could be entering its last stages. Thleu has maintained that North Vietnam should give concrete, announced evidence of a deescalation of the war before the bombing could stop. And he has consistently spoken out against representation any formal peace conference by the National Liberation Front (NLF), political arm of the Viet Cong. ears fmmimimy SEARS BUYS FLORIDA PRODUCTS Last year, for example, Sears purchased $43,982,000 in merchandise from 233 manufacturers in 43 cities in Florida... from 151 sources in the Cold Coast area alone! We salute Florida! flfl if Mi D ft Saturday Last Day To Save On Sears Circular Values ' toy''-- r-rvt wmm 3153 Sears fv-r" hit -m fret If. . IasXJS the i HUT ' 8ALE14.i. DrtakuJ Wei Doll, n Pillow. 4SK Heg.'27. El don IIP 1 SALE Atllo PwhMl NFl !m . in I m-3 vim You should have received Sears big 28-page Dixie Progress Sale circular in the mail this week. It's packed with fabulous values for the family, the home and the car. Saturday is the last day! Pick up a copy at Sears! Florida Fun Day Drawings At 9:20 PM For These SLIIilSiH a Served All Day At Sears ... A Florida Favorite r. - - 6 GRAND PRIZES Register At Sporting Goods Dept. $30 Worth Sports Equipment Register At Housewares Dept. Deluxe Motorized Picnic Crill Register At Women's Fashions. $23 Worth Sportswear Register At Men's Wear Dept. $15 Worth of Men's Sport Shirts Register At Camera Dept. Reg. 39.99 Discoverer Binoculars Register At Radio-TV Dept. Fabulous Flirt Portable Radio FLORIDA FUN PRIZES THAT COULD BE YOURS THEATRE IKlSSESi Two pass.es CooJ At Any Florida State Theutre Civen Nothing to buy, You Do Not Have to be present to win Away Every Hour 10:30 AM To 9;30 PM. tn All 2 1 Free PassrgJJJegistei at Catalog Dept. Sears 3025 S. Dixie Ilwy., West Palm Beach Free Parking SEARS STORE HOURS Shop 9:30 am to 9:30 pm Monday Thin Saturday, Now 'til Christmas Plus 200,000 items in Sears Catalogs Call 832-4111 No Money Down On Any Credit Purchase At Sears. Buy Now! SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back SEARS, HOKIIK K AND CO.