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Blj'thiyille (Ark.) Courier Newi - Tut«Uy, Aiiftiit 1», UN- Pa|» JIED CHINA'S MAO TSE-TUNG, right, appeared to good health and spirits to welcoming Crown Prince Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva of Nepal, to Peking. The photo Is one of a number released after rumors again circulated that Mao was in failing health and no longer In control of affairs in Peking. The heir to the throne of the Himalayan country wedged between Chinese-occupied Tibet and India was in the Communist Chinese capital with a delegation for official talks. LBJ Talks Firm on Viet Nam Outlook By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson is talking confidently under a gloomy umbrella. He is more frank about Viet Nam than President John F. Kennedy was and shows nibre realism about it than used to be exhibited by Robert S. Mc. Namara, who is his secretary of defense and was Kennedy's. Although this country pumped billions of dollars in economic and military aid into South Viet Nam under President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Kennedy, that :.country was in danger of being lost to the Communists because the American-backed dictator President Ngo Dinh Diem did not put in the reforms the United States insisted upon. You didn't hear much about it from Kennedy. Apparently he felt that if Diem went, all hope went, until at last he cracked , down shortly before Diem was assassinated. After things picked up. that event Gradually American forces there were built up. McNamara seemed to have such a poor understanding of I static. about 291,000 American troops in South Viet Nam and Westmoreland said more than that will be needed, although he didn't say how many. But he did reveal there are 280,000 enemy Viet Cong In South Viet Nam. The North Vietnamese are sending in more all the time. Astrological k Forecast * w ty CARROLL fo determine your forecast, note paragraph opposite dates, whlcb *nclude your birth date WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: Many fresh new beginnings that can be important, especially in the Near-East countries, can be a great importance in the days ahead even though they take a time to mature and in our individual life we also can place in motion some interesting plans that require modernization of occupations that have become what was happening meanwhile, and of what lay ahead, that as late as 1964 he told Congress even if the war didn't go well ••this country should still with"draw most of its troops by 1965. He said the Vietnamese had the primary responsibility for winning the war, which was true. But that always had been .true. And if the South Vietnam• ese had been left to themselves, the Communists would have overwhelmed them, which was exactly what this country didn't want. 1 And there were McNamara's seemingly endless expeditions to Viet Nam for a look-see and his returns with statements almost always sunny, like "things are progressing very well out there" or "the Vietnamese are on the right track" when, as it turned out, things weren't and the Vietnamese weren't. Over the weekend the American commander in Viet Nam, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, flew to Johnson's Texas ranch and talked with him four hours about problems, present and future. Then the men met with reporters. Then — this was the confident part — Johnson said the Communists will not defeat the American forces in Viet Nam and that a victory for them is not only "improbable" but "impossible." Then he * stood * under this gloomy umbrella: Although he said the Reds can't win, he admitted he doesn't know when they finally will stop trying to. Or, as he put it: "The single most important factor now is our will to prosecute the war until the Communists, recognizing the futility of their ambitions, either end the fighting, or seek a peaceful settlement." And further, because no one can say when the Communists will admit they can't win, no one can say now how many more Americans will be needed in Viet Nam to convince them. At this moment there are ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) It is important that you go through with obligations you have assumed without wasting time. Clear up any moot points with co-workers. This can be a new big, success for you, if you play your cards right. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) A day to go in for sports you like, do some creative writing, read good books, etc. — whatever pleases you the most. You are highly romantic, also. Get the future planned more as you want it to be. GEMINI (May 21 to June 2) Getting out with persons you admire is OK, but first be sure you handle all affairs, especially at home, to the best of your ability. Get into new outlet that needs much attention as to detail. Be thorough. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) There is so much data around you that can be very helpful in your work, etc. that you should waste no time in garnering it. A close tie can help you plan future very intelligently. Be together early. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Although financial affairs seem to be rather difficult, if you concentrate on them, you find they are really quite easy to handle and properly. If some practical matter stumps you, consult with an expert. Then all OK. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Eradicate errors in your method of operation and you can make greater progress toward specific aims. Adivse from an expert can be very helpful. He, or can be confided in without hesitation. [she, LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You are in a mood to change certain conditions around you and you should go ahead with your ideas, but do so quietly. Plan that fling into the world of romance for tonight. Make each move as you would play a game of chess. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You have certain ideas in mind and can now find the individuals who will help you to work them out in an ideal fashion Group activities are fine. Make sure that your interests are sim ilar, tho. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Attend today to civic and other outside work with relish and vim, since you know how to talk to others and gel them on your side. Prestige grows. Stay on the right side o higher-ups who can be so help ful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan 20) Put those nov elideas to work immediately or you forget al about them, and they c o u 1 c prove to be very remunerative Get into civic work that is important. You get approval from tiigher-ups. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Delving right into collections and payments and getting the record clear is most important today. Don't procrastinate any longer. Doing whatever will please innamorata more is wise — don't take for granted. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Look to those persons who are quite different from others, as well as your usual buddies, for whatever'you need in the way of ideas, advice, etc. Be more modern. Turn bad situations into good. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY he, or she, will be one of those fascinating young persons who early will want to make more modern and streamlined everything around him, or her, and this can be done to an extreme degree if not early taught that the basic fundamentals much snickered at by your progeny must be observed. Send to a New Era type of school, tho, where proper procedure is taught. Success can be phenomenal here. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy CHERRY BLOSSOMS framing the Jefferson Memorial is the theme of a three-color stamp to be issued Oct. 5. The five-cent commemorative was designed to promote the Beau- tlflcitlon of gram. America pro* J&y^ '£•;',;; :: AIIWantDccentMqfe iyail Van S&urtn (McNaafai DEAR ABBY: My brother, who just came back from the navy, told me that he and some of his buddies were sitting around talking about what kind of girls they wanted to marry. And 9 out of 10 men said they wanted "nice, pure" girls. But what puzzles me is this: I just finished my sophomore year at college, and some of us girls were sitting around the sorority house talking about what kind of men. we wanted for husbands, and almost all the girls said they wanted an . ^'experienced" man. This doesn't : add up. Or does it? FRANKLY PUZZLED DEAR PUZZLED: Regardless of what they say, in their hearts, decent men or women prefer other decent men or women when it comes to marriage. "Experience" can mean emotional maturity, proper motivation' and surenets of purpose in a man, and not necessarily "skill thru'practice" in the art of love-making. If it doesn't in this case, then your sorority sisters are talking clinical Gibberish that would puzzle anybody. Including me. DEAR ABBY, My husband is a professional, man and I know that he is attractive. I handle all the social arrangements. My problem .is what to do about women who tele- hone my husband fat his office on the pretense that they can't reach me at home. My husband is a good, trustworthy man and when this happens *he asks me to return the lady's .call, and when I do she .seems so crestfallen. I know- that some women use this foursome get together scheme to get next to somebody else's husband, but how.does a wife combat It? ' • JUST THE WIFE DEAR WIFE: She doesn't. She lets her husband Held the wild ones. . ; DEAR ABBY: How can I make' my older sister realize that she is robbing herself and her husband of the' joys of parenthood? They have been: married for 11 years and are, still childless, altho I know they both love children. I am sure the problem is my sister. She is so modest she won't even have a chest X-ray taken. Shouldn't someone talk to her about it? She is 33 and her husband is 36 and they aren't getting any younger. She keeps saying, "One of these days I may go to a doctor." What do you think? YOUNGER SISTER DEAR SISTER: I think that when your sister becomes sufficiently concerned and eager to have a family, she will go to a doctor with no coaching from the sidelines. . DEAR ABBY: My mother says that you are the one I should write to because if -you put this in your column a lot of people might see it and change their ways. I am 12 years old. My father is a waiter in a very well •• known restaurant'. ,He has always/', been, »\.waiter. Could you please :te'!l people that when they sneak.put of a restaurant .without '• paying their check the waiter .who served them has to pay it. .My father has had to pay checks- for people' who walked off without paying .while he was in the kitchen. I -think this is,just terrible. Some nights my father has had to work for nothing. ..Thank ;ypu for printing this, if- you do, and I hope you dp. JOSEPH IN LOS ANGELES Problems! Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. For a crsonal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. Hate to write letters! Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Write Letters, for All Occasions. Pressure Does It A person takes, advantage of. atmospheric pressure when sipping soda through a straw. Surface pressure forces the liquid up into the hollow stem as air is sucked from the straw. 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