The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1966 · Page 5
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tAif.) Qatar **• - Hurt*, IBM I, WM-Fs* the global view Can De Gaulle Destroy NATO? By LEON DENNEN Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK - (NBA) What next from President De Gaulle? The State Department Is watching his latest assault on NATO more in sorrow than in anger. The policy of the Johnson Administration seems to be one of patience with the aging French president. There is much to recommend this policy. It may please le grand Charles to irritate the United States from time to time. He loves to play the role of mystery man, sow uncertainty In international relations for pleasure and continually reverse his policies in midstream. But even De Gaulle ii likely to recoil from playing (lie role of Samson and bringing the European defense system crashing down. * * * De Gaulle's political style depends upon guile and illusion. "However, he is hardly the man In endanger France's and Europe's security by destroying NATO," said a former close collaborator of the French president. "He will threaten and bargain but in the end, as in former crises, he will agree to compromise without compromising himself." Another reason for President Johnson's tenderness toward De Gaulle is the unchivalrous con-. viction that time, alas, is not on the side of the 75-year-old leader. He narrowly escaped defeat in the recent elections. He m a y yet suffer a serious political setback in the coming elections to the National Assembly. And there are few, if any, French politicians who wield enough influence and authority to carry out De Gaulle's personal policies after him. What, then, is behind Ma new threat to evice NATO from France? The shrewdest guess is that De Gaulle is preparing the diplomatic gound lor his June visit to Russia. It is his way o£ telling.the Kremlin leaders that he, De Gaulle, Is not an American puppet but an independent European statesman with whom they can deal on equal terms. It is the old game of diplomatic bluff. The Russians, who are hardheaded realists, are not likely to fall for it. To be sure, the Kremlin leaders welcome any signs of dissension among members of NATO which is the only deterrent to their expansionist plans in Europe. According to the Soviet press, they are preparing a grand reception for De Gaulle. They will do everything to cater to the vanity of the old general. Nevertheless, the Kremlin leaders and their marshals and generals, even as they give De Gaulle the red carpet treatment, are bound to ask themselves two questions: What wars did France win in a century? Does De Gaulle really think that his little atomic bomb (or bombette as the French call it), into which he has been reckless- ly plunging the French taxpayer's money, can command the world scene? That fact is, of course, that De Gaulle has long wielded international influence out of all proportion to the actual power he is abla to marshal. In any scale of raw military power France today is indeed small potatoes compared with the United States and Russia or even with Britain and West Germany. The Russians know this. If they are true to form, De Gaulle is likely to return from his Soviet visit empty - handed and easier to live with. Thus, despite his threats to NATO, it is still premature for the Cassandras to start writing the obituary of the Western al- laince. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Clesteen Robinson, Plaintiff, vs. No. 16808 Thomas Lee Robinson, Defendant The defendant, Thomas Lee Robinson, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in tha court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Clesteeo Robinson. Dated this 1st day of June, 1966 at 10:00 o'clock A.M. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna DiCicco, D.C. Ed B. Cook, Attoiney Percy A. Wright, Atty Ad Litem 6-2, 9, 16, 23 The New Guy In the Outfit By TOM TIEDE Newspaper Enterprise Atsn. CU CHI, Vicl Nam - (NBA) — The boy was new in the outfit. A replacement. He had no friends here, no confidants. He was not in on the gags, he did not share in the trifles and the traditions. He knew no one and no one knew him. He was, simply, the new guy. He had been with the 25th Division only 72 hours before his company pushed off into Viet Cong country. A bad place it was, too ... full of booby traps and blind mines and the sniper fire which busted tree branches overhead. They couldn't see the enemy but they knew he was there ... beneath the ground, in clumps of brush, behind hills. Watching. Waiting. One moment it was all quiet. Then the next it was all horrible noise. The shooting began shortly before noon. From everywhere. The men took what cover was available and began to return fire at the still - hidden enemy. Their position was poor and the clouding smoke and shocking sunglare added to the miseries of a hasty, inadequate defense. Thus trapped, the wit took a dozen quick casualties. And one of them was the boy ... the new guy in the outfit. * * * He had been lying prone against the earth when it happened. A bullet struck him through his helmet, above the eyes. Then, probably as he slumped forward, another caught him at the base of his skull. In effect, they killed him twice He had given only the slightest attention to the first slug. It brushed back his helmet and entered his brain, but he paid it only a quiet and quick mutter of recognition. Then, although mortally wounded and supposedly be- yond thinking, he shoved hl« steel pot back over his eyes in a deliberate movement, crouched forward and began to fire his weapon once again. 'Damndest thing I ever saw," a man said later. "How long did he fire?" another asked. "I'd say three minutes." "Lord." "You think it was reflexes?" a GI wondered. "I think it was c o u r a g e," somebody answered. They talked afterwards of how the blood was spouting from the new gay in all directions, how he never uttered a cry of pain, and how, when he finally gave in, he did it quietly, his head dropping over his arms and his rifle finally stopping. * * * They wondered then who he was and where he was from. What he was like and why he was here. But no one had the answers. "We didn't even have orders on him yet." "I never knew his first name" "I thought he was from another company." | "Anybody know what state he came from?" "Michigan, wasn't it?" "No, Wisconsin." "I think he said North Carolina." "God, isn't anybody sure?" "Not me." "Me neither." "I only knew him cause his name was stenciled on his shirt.' They guessed his age as between 18 and 22 but some figured he might have been older. A few thought he was tallish others insisted he was short and muscular. Blonde hair, brown? Short, long? Nobody knew for certain. He had only been there 72 hours, the new guy. Not enough time to get acquainted. Not enough time to talk of home. Not enough time to shake hands slap backs or borrow cigarettes.* There was only enough time to die. "When he finally gave In, he did U quietly, hi* head drop* ping over his arms and his rifle finally flopping." .:,,. Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, June 2, the 152nd day of 1966. There are 212 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II, the present monarch of Britain, was crowned in Westminster Abbey. On this date In 1941, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at the Brenner Pass. In 1942, a lend-lease agreement was signed in Washington with the Republic of China. In 1944, the U.S. opened s shuttle-bombing base in the Soviet Union. In 1945, Allied planes raided five airfields on the Japanese main island of Kyushu. In 1946, Gen. George Marshall was reported in Nanking to have offered a new formula to end fighting in Manchuria (between government troops and Communist fighters. r'y.* Ten years ago—A large miBK tbrboat on Lake Orr in UmatB- la, Fla., was swamped and; ; ap persons drowned; and in Bay,'of Bengal off. the. coast, of Ea*t Pakistan, 109 persons drowned when a coastal steamer sank;' Five years ago — President John F. Kennedy and French President Charles de Gaulle discussed their divergent'view* on the Atlantic alliance and reviewed European defense in a day of talks on Kennedy's seeV ond day of an official visit t* Paris. One year ago—The first contingent of Australian combat troops — 111 infantrymen —.arrived for duty in South Viet Nam. "• ": Read Courier News Classifieds "Cowpoke'^ WESTERN SHOP SEE ; CSV. . ;;. 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