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2 ' Evening Journal, Wilmington, Del. Thursday, Sept. 3, 1SS4 'Emergency I 9 n Malay Troops sia Clash Compiled from Dispatches KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman said today his government has decided to impose a state of emergency because of indications that Indonesia is preparing to "mount a big of fensive" against this country British Chancellor of the Exchequer. Rahman told a news conference the state of emergency, to go into effect Friday, is designed to help the government deal with Malaysians acting as Indonesian agents. UNDER THE emergency, In Labis, Johore State, Ma-1 persons found in illegal posses laysian defense forces battled; sion of arms and explosives Indonesian paratroop invaders in fierce skirmishes near this swamp and jungle settlement. Three invaders were killed and one Malaysian soldier died in a series of sharp clashes during the day as government troops pressed their hunt for the remainder of 30 Indonesian would face the death sentence. Rahman also announced his government has asked the U.N. security council to take up what I killed and 460 injured during Malaysia has labeled "naked, four days of rioting last July "threat of further landings," Rahman said. Rahman charged that the airborne landings and a seaborne invasion by about 100 Indonesians last month "were made possible through the cooperation of Malaysians who have gone to Indonesia for training." THE PARATROOP landing Wednesday coincided with a re newal of racial violence between Malays and Chinese in Singa pore where IS persons were aggression" by Indonsia. The prime minister said he will send a special delegation to the United Nations. If the paratroopers who were air-j appeal produces no results sat-dropped into this region yes- isfactory to Malaysia, Rahman terday. said, "we reserve the right to A total of four Indonesian at-; take all action necessary" to tackers have been killed and prevent further aggression." seven captured thus far in the government roundup. RAHMAN presided at an emergency cabinet session after high-level talks with British Commonwealth allies who pledged to increase military and economic aid. "We'll give all the help we can," said. Reginald Maulding, News Analysis THE DELEGATION will leave Friday or Saturday, he added Asked to clarify his wanting about a major invasion by In donesia, Rahman referred to the order of President Sukarno Wednesday canceling all leaves for members of the armed forces. This was indicative of Malaysia Conflict Might Jolt World By WILLIAM L. RYAN Associated Press Writer The Indonesian-Malaysian sit uation poses the risk of a disas ter that could make the un pleasantness in South Vict Nam seem puny by comparison. While Indonesian President Sukarno cancels military leaves and talks ominously of an enemy threatening the safety of his nation, the government of Malaysia reports a small air borne Indonesian attack on its mainland. This could be just one of many feints the Indonesians have been making to show the world they mean to "crush Malaysia." But if one of these feints should go too far if an attack should look like the real thing Asia and the world likely would be in for a powerful jolt. PEOPLE CONVERSANT with the situation say Australia will not tolerate invasion of Malaysia in force. Those who have discussed the matter with high-ranking Aus tralians see them determined, if necessary, to carry war to the heart of Indonesia with all the power Australia has at its com mand. Australia would expect the support of British power w:hich is pledged to the protection of Malaysia, and indeed also would expect U.S. support. All this could present another glimpse over the abyss of World War III. AUSTRALIA appears to have been unhappy for a long time with U.S. policy regarding Indonesia, which Australians see as a clear .threat to themselves. Indonesia became Australia's next-door neighbor when it took over Dutch New Guinea, which Indonesians call West Irian. Aus'rauans suspect were no bottom to the appetite of the Sukarno regime and that it needs dangerous adventuring to take its peoples' minds off the bleak facts of food shortages, fiscal nightmares and economic troubles. Australians see little point to Western aid for a nation whose postures and actions taunt the West. Since 1950 the United States has supplied $700 million in aid to Indonesia, including military hardware. The Russians 'pro vided arms aid, too, and recently agreed to step it up. AS INDONESIA grew more hostile to Malaysia, American aid dwindled. No more military equipment was sent. Joint development projects bogged down when Indonesia could not contribute its share. Aid was mostly1 technical assistance, military and police personnel training and an antimalaria program Last month, the Senate voted to ban all further aid. Even before the vote there was a wave of anti-American feeling in Indonesia fanned by statements of Sukarno himself. Recently Sukarno reshuffled his cabinet to include a Communist chieftain in a high ministerial post. The Indonesian Commu nist party is the largest in the world outside the Red bloc. At the same time, Sukarno announced this was Indonesia's "Year of Dangerous Living," and the cry of "Crush Malay sia! echoed even more stridently. Malaysia has 10 million people The government charged that four "Communist or Indonesian provocateurs" created the fresh racial incident to divert atten tion from the airborne assault. The Malaysian government said the Indonesian paratroop. ers landed in the heart of Ma laya 105 miles southeast of this capital before dawn yesterday. The government said the airborne assault in the Labis region of Johore State was "a flagrant act of aggression." . MALAYSIAN TROOPS fanned out today in the jungle and scrub brush country in search of the Indonesian unit. The area is 60 miles north of the Pontian region of Johore, where 100 seaborne Indonesians landed Aug. 17. The Malaysian government said 14 of those invaders have been killed and 50 others taken prisoner. Paratroopers in the latest assault were described as heavily armed. A supply drop gave them large quantities of ammunition and other items, the government said. INDONESIAN President Sukarno's government has denied that Indonesians were among the seaborne invaders and so far has not commented on Malaysian charges of the new invasion. I A communique issued after i the assistance talks said that f r o ' J': A if f AP Wirephoto IJ5J TURNED DOWN President Johnson shakra hands with Warren Eckstein, 4, during a White House ceremony yesterday in which his lather was sworn in as a new nieniher of the Council of Economic Advisers. Warren told the President "No'' when Johnson asked the tot to lend him his coat. At left is Otto Eckstein, Warren's father. Boy, 4, Replies W To an LBJ Request WASHINGTON (.'B Warren Eckstein is only 4, but he can stand up to President Johnson quite well. Johnson noticed the little boy standing beside his father, Otto Eckstein, at a ceremony in which Eckstein was sworn in as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers yesterday. The President admired the boy's new blue and gray striped blazer coat. "That's a pretty fancy coat you have there," the President said. "How about lending it to me?" . Warren paused briefly, then replied: "No." After the ceremony, Johnson paused by Warren and said: "Now you consider that, and, if you decide you'll lend me the coat, you get in touch with me." Tests for Magistrates Pledged by Buckson (Continued From Page One) haw" and respond that he would have to answer later. "If I am not familiar today with the subjects that a gover nor would have to deal with, Great Britain, New Zealand and j then I shouldn't be running for Australia "recognized the need.governor " the attorney gen" for expanding the Malaysian :eral commented. security forces and for incurring additional expenditures in related fields." It added the three nations agreed to make more aid available "as quickly as possi ble." Maudling said he agreed with Malaysian officials that the In donesian assault was "naked Several times he referred to his Democratic opponent, by name and said he doesn't buy Terry's assertion that the Senate would confirm all qualified appointees of a governor. "THEY HAVEN'T demonstrated that inclination in the I aoroccinn "Thoiandincr amncnrfiPast," Buckson said, "and and is weak militarily. Indo-concern in Washington andd like to know why, if what nesia has 90 million people and Canberra also plenty of arms, but Sukarno In Manila, Foreign Secretary says Malaysia threatens Indo- Mauro Mendez said, "I hope nesia and must be crushed. it's not true." Medicare Benefits Under Senate Bill WASHINGTON W-Here is a rundown of the benefits of the health care program adopted by the Senate yesterday as an amendment to a pending social security bill and the added costs of the measure. Benefits HOSPITALIZATION: Persons 65 and over would choose from a 45-day plan with no deductible, a 90-day plan with a deductible of $10 a day for 9 days and a minimum of $20, and a 180-day plan with a somewhat larger deduction on a formula basis. If an individual had been out of the hospital or nursing home for 90 days, a new benefit period would start. NURSING HOME: The measure provides up to 60 days of care after transfer from a hospital to a nursing home affiliated with a hospital or approved by the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. OUTPATIENT HM GNOSTIC SFRVTCFS- Thi "'m.M cover X-rays and other tests usually performed by a hospital, subject to a $20 deductible for each 30-day period. HOME HEALTH VISITS: Beneficiary would be entitled to 240 visits a year including skilled nursing and other therapeutic services. EFFECTIVE DATES: Hospitalization, diagnostic and home visits benefits, July 1, 1965. Nursing home benefits, Jan. 1, 1966. Cost ANNUAL EMPLOYE AND EMPLOYER PAYMENTS: A rate of 4.2 per cent of up to $5,600 of earnings, or a maximum of $235.20. This is an increase of $61.20 from the present maximum of $174, based on the rate of 3.625 per cent on maximum of $4,800 of earnings. Employer matches the worker's contribution. SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS: A rate of 6.3 per cent on a maximum of $5,600 of earnings, or a possible $352.80. This is an increase of $93.60 from maximum under present law, which is $259.20 (5.4 per cent of up to $4,800). he said is correct, the Senate has not confirmed his campaign manager, Vernon B. Derrick- son, to be a member of the; I expect to be Public Service Commission. Isi Buckson. Derrickson not qualified?" Buckson said that he will go from "door to door and store to store" in his quest for voter support. He said a campaign mobile will tour the state in his behalf. didate, House Speaker Sherman W. Tribbitt of Odessa, at his side at his news conference. Buckson said he would campaign with Best and other Republicans on the ticket and hopes to "travel with every Re publican legislative candidate in their district." AS ATTORNEY general, and in former capacities, Buekson said, he has traveled the state and worked with many agencies. "I know what they need and how to give it to them," he said. Asked about presidential candidate Sen. Barry Goldwater, Buckson said he thought Gold-water would run well in Delaware. "I'm running for governor. He's running for president. And Goldwater Vows to End Draft (Continued From Pge One) added, "and keep faith with freedom at the same time." He did not spell out his charge that Johnson has used the draft for social and political purposes. But Press Secretary Paul F. Wagner said Goldwater was talking about administration programs aimed at retraining of men rejected in preinduction draft physicals. Johnson asked Congress on Aug. 14 for $16.7 million to help rehabilitate young men who are rejected by the draft on mental or physical grounds. THE PRESIDENT announced last April a study of the draft system and said that inquiry would consider the possibility of ending selective service with in a decade. Goldwater said crime and lawlessness has mounted under the Democrats and he linked that charge to civil rights riot ing. He quoted U.N. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson as saying "in the great struggle to ad vance civil and human rights, even a jail sentence is no longer a dishonor, but a proud achievement." Goldwater said that kind of talk encourages "even more abuse of the law. . . . "WHEN MEN will seek political advantage by turning their eyes away from riots and vio lence, we can well understand whv lawlessness grows even Goldwater said. He said it is not the function of the federal government to enforce local laws. "But it is a responsibility of the national leadership to make sure that it, and its spokesmen and its supporters do not discourage the enforcement ' or incite the breaching of these laws," Gold- water said. The senator added Johnson faces "a clear and immediate challenge to go to work effectively and go to work immediately to restore proper respect for law and order in this land and not just prior to election day." GOLDWATER said Johnson seeks "concentration of power as an announced article of . . . political faith." Goldwater said he would move with care in "our task of cut ting the government down to size. ... "Our economy needs stability and continuity in government: policy," he said. i To aid the aged and the needy. he promised "a thriving and compassionate economy" with its programs handled at govern ment levels close to the people. "Much as we may wish it were otherwise, we shall only gradually be able to alter many policies of the federal govern ment," he said. ". . . The mistakes of the past cannot be cor rected overnight." But he said Republicans would start at once to slow federal spending and "foster an econ- World News About 500,000 elected, saidjomy that will provide jobs for four growing population." $70 Pension Floor Is Nixed in Senate r,,,.i t.. : j u j , , rX :. :;: Con,inued From Pm 0n,) Sen. Frank J. Lausche of Ohio, Zt cZ F hPrt N r ';:,;iamendment sIiShtly modifyingiand 28 Republicans including administration is one of the the Social Security health care! Sen. Barry Goldwater, his be;i ol Ihls cenlury Reminded ft adptedthby e Scf yeSrty'S Presidential nominee .l-. m lj r. iterday in the Gore-Anderson npiawaro's Rpnnhiinan ocrats and many Republicans"! amenament- so believe, Buckson replied, the plan the govern- "I'm nnt nnP nf the Rnnuhliran iment COuld WOrk thr0Ugh estab' - i They didn't ask my opinion." Delaware's Republican sen ators, John J. Williams and J. Caleb Boggs, opposed the health care amendment. Also against it was Republican J.- Glenn Beall of Maryland. Maryland's Democratic senator, Daniel B. Flooded India Rushed Wheat NEW DELHI, India (B-The United States is stepping up its shipments of wheat to this hungry nation as heavy monsoon rains multiply the misery by flooding vast areas of valuable cropland. ,,,.! Indian officials yesterday announced 80 U.S. ships are being used to rush shipments ot surplus American wheat. They are to bring four million tons between now and February twice the amount that had been scheduled. Heavy monsoon rains have hit northern India causing the worst floods in decades. Authorities estimate that five million acres of vital crops are now under water. persons have been flooded irom tneir nomes. Even New Delhi, the capital, is being threatened. The city has had a record of 40 inches of rain since July 1, and no break is in sight. The food crisis has prompted even India s hostile neighbor, Pakistan, to agree to an Indian request to divert to India a shipment of wheat headed for Pakistan. 2 Guam Holdouts Spotted AGANA, Guam WV-At least two Japanese soldiers from World War II are still hiding out in the jungle 20 years after Guam's recapture by American forces, Guam and U.S. officials said today. Guam Police Capt. Jose C. Quintanilla said he believed the two holdouts, bearded and bedraggled, are holed up somewhere in the northeastern Guam jungle, in' the same area where the Japanese Imperial Army made its last stand during World War II. The two stragglers were last seen Aug. 26 a half-mile from the U.S. Naval communication station. U.S. Denies Eating of Dogs SAIGON, Viet Nam (UPI)-A U.S. military spokesman today denied press reports that 200 war dogs bought and trained at a cost of $100,000 to protect Vietnamese villages have been eaten by the villagers. Congo Mercy Mission Set LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo (UPDThe United Nations pressed ahead today with plans to fly a risky mission of mercy into rebel-held Stanleyville. A U.N. spokesman yesterday said that the "strictly humanitarian mission" would fly doctors and medical supplies into Stanleyville and take out U.N. civilian personnel, consular officials and as many white women and children as the rebels would permit to leave. He said the mission would be flown today or tomorrow. Rebel authorities in Stanleyville said in a radio message they would allow a U.N. plane to land. Nikita to Visit Bonn BONN, Germany (P) Premier Khrushchev has agreed to come to Bonn for political talks with Chancellor Ludwig Erhard, the government press office announced today. The announcement said Khrushchev made known his readiness for the visit in a statement delivered by Soviet Ambassador Andrei Smirnov to the chancellor's office. The press office said the time of the visit and the program will be worked out later through diplomatic channels. Khanh Again Assumes Control of Viet Nam (Continued From Page One) spelled out. The spokesman said the Buddhists fully supported his resumption of duties. lished health organizations such as Blue Cross in paying for BUCKSON said the big issue, 'services for beneficiaries. The involves the differences be-' amendment makes it clear that! Brewster, voted for the plan t . . m t l I .... . ' F iween lerry ana mm. industrial health plans such as . . . ;that of Kaiser Industries also . jt .u :,i:..:j,.ii could be used. Mansfield expected passage PRESIDENT Johnson said in a statement the vote was "a victory not only for older Americans but for all Americans." Goldwater said the action "reveals a contemnt for the Intel li- 1, EFFECTIVE DATE OF INCREASED PAYMENTS: Jan. 1965. ence insofar as the individual is rnnpprnprl " sairl Rnrlrcnn "I've known 'judge Terry forj by tomorrow in time for a three-years. I at no time have any, Labor Day weekend. comment to make on Judge; THE BIGGEST Senate fieht'crpnrp anrt mAoment nf Terry's integrity. I'm glad he'sjon the legislation was settled people" and implies they "are healthy." jyesterday with a 49-44 vote to incapable of deciding how-to But, Buckson said, there is a add to it hospitalization andjspend their money." He called it real choice. other health care benefits for an additional tax burden "The question is whether to persons over 65. have someone actively engaged j Increased retirement and in every phase of government, (other benefits also would be pro- and not one who has looked jvided, and both the tax rates and Social down on it and second guessed And I don't use 'second guess' in a derogatory way." our on wage earners. The health care amendment was added to a House-passed bill which Buddist leaders had planned a 48-hour fast in a move to end what they called "indiscrimin ate arrests, provocations and oppressions." Oanh, who was visiting the northern city of Hue, was to re turn to his duties as deputy minister for economic affairs. Khanh went into the emer gency session today immediately after returning from Dalat. He appeared in good health. The politician-soldier appar ently had continued to direct government affairs although he said he was resting in Dalat. He said he had a heart condition and high blood pressure. U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor had indicated Khanh would again assume power in Viet Nam. Buddhist pressure already has forced the release of all but 14' of 509 demonstrators arrested in the Roman Catholic-Buddhist rioting. This number includes some suspected of Communist Viet Cong activity. The United States regards Khanh as the strongest leader in South Viet Nam. It has made no secret of its desire to have him back at the helm. However, a U.S. government spokesman in Saigon denied a published report that the United Stafes had threatened to cut off its aid to South Viet Nam unless Khanh returns to power. Miller Calls for 'Return 1 o Louragc, Honesty PRESCOTT, Ariz. UP! Rep. (gray sickness of our nation's William E. Miller today called; spirit of the knowledge of cor-"for a return to the age-old Tuption in high places; we are Security the wage base on which they areiseemed to face highly dubious levied would be raised to meet 'prospects when it goes to the added costs. j Senate-House conference Tt u'3e iha firct tima oithnr i ranrnria Aiftnranrnc . , j , T , . . - v t. UJ . i I ,11111. V 1 1 ' i V.. 1 I .,Vll.llb UlAlVl trrr V' ch of Congress ever had . pa.gr .with the GOP candidate sgreed tQ wite fl health cl T i d f o u k r "''program into the 29-year-old ham T. Best of Rehoboth Beach Social Secufi em Buckson replied with a poke at THE HEALTH care amend- to Terrv. "I didn't have him here today Typhoon Xear Luzon MANILA Typhoon Ruby headed toward the northern ment, sponsored by Sens. Albert Philippine islands today with as I didn't need him to advisejGore, D-Tenn.. and Clinton P.75-mile winds, the Weather me on what happened in theAnderson, D-N.M., was put'Bureau said. Storm signals General Assembly," the attor-. through with votes of 44 Demo-iwere raised over northern Lu- ney general said. Terry yesterday had the Dem ocratic lieutenant governor can- crats and 5 Republicans. Opposed were 16 Democrats, zon and the Babuyan and Batan islands, frequent targets of including 15 Southerners and tropical storms. virtues- of courage, integrity, forthrightness, honesty and in spired leadership" and predicted Sen. Barry Goldwater will be elected president. In remarks prepared for the formal kickoff here of Gold-water's campaign, Miller, the Republican vice presidential candidate, said: "The people of this land have had enough of being mauled and made to yelp like helpless beagles on the White House lawn. Two months from today these same voters will have Mr. Johnson by the ears." The reference was to the sick at heart Over the spec tacle of American officials permitting a creeping surrender of freedom to the forces of communism around the world." Echoing a theme Goldwater has stressed, Miller said, "there is fright in our neighborhoods and violence in our streets, and despair in the land over the setting of class against class and race against race." The New York congressman called Goldwater a "giant of a man seasoned in the na-, tion's service, straight-talking, a man who has steadfastly refused to sell America short- time President Johnson. piay- an none 'eadtr, not a dealer ing with his beagles, held them'ana 3 man ot Peace wno nas bv the ears to hear them veln.!the courage to stand eye to eye with those MILLER SAID "there is a' war." who would make

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