The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1968 · Page 3
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(Ark.) Courier News — Friday, January 12, 19W- Pag* ITJTH BEWILDERED SURVIVORS of a Viet Cong attack on their village, this Vietnamese woman and child can only stare vacantly after Communists shelled the community and then moved in to capture 11 children aged-11 to 16. HH's African Tour Beneficial By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH Associated Press Writer TUNIS, (AP) - Vive President Hubert H. Humphrey believes his grueling tour of nine African nations will bring the United States substantial long- term benefits in confidence and good will among African nations. But the most significant result of his high-speed, 26,500-mile safari—which ended Thursday —could be a sharpened awareness in Washington of Africa's towering political, social and economic problems. Some African leaders began to doubt that the United States really cares about their continent after Congress cut foreign aid and private American interests blocked commodity agreements which would have stabilized the market in certain Afri- British Firm in Defense Cutbacks By ARTHUR L. GAVSHON Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - The British government means to stand by sure their partners and allies they intend to remain loyal to all treaty and moral obligations to help them in time of war. "Just as Australians and New its decision to quit Southeast Zealanders and others came to Asia and the Persian Gulf by I our aid during two world wars," 1971 despite the protests of 1 one authority said, "we: shall go Asian members of the common- to their help if the need should wealth, high government sources reported today. The British will try to reas- ever arise. British defense planners already are devising arrange- Israel Begins Prisoner Swap By HAL McCLURE Associated Press Writer TEL AVIV (AP) - Israel today began repatriating 4,500 Egyptian prisoners of war, including five generals, in exchange for 16 Jewish soldiers arid civilians detained in Egyptian prisons since the June war. A--"small number" of Egyptians started moving today, Red Cross sources said. The exchange agreement-a breakthrough in Israeli-Egyptian relations—was announced by the International Red Cross in Geneva Thursday. Terms were not disclosed, and a tight news blackout was im- osed in Tel Aviv. But informants said the Egyptians were being hauled from the former British Army compound at Atlit, near Haifa, to El qantara, on the Suez Canal. The Atlit prison camp Was sealed off, and there was no word on the prisoners' reaction to the news. The Israelis on Jan. 1 released 500 Egyptian POWs from Atlit, including two generals. Until then Israel had released improve the warlike situation along its western front. * * * The Israelis also have told the U.N. peace envoy to the Middle East, Gunnar V. Jarring, they are prepared to permit the Egyptians to free the 16 foreign vessels bottled up,-in the Suez Canal since the : ,war, and the Egyptians are going ahead with plans to get them out. Local press reports credited Jarring with finding a formula for the POW exchange which was acceptable to both sides. Details were then left to the Red Cross, the reports said. Premier Levi Eshkol told newsmen in New York that in his talks with Jarring he had suggested "a few steps as a gesture"—including a POW exchange. Such Israeli moves were also considered attempts to improve relations with the United Nations, which came under heavy editorial and public criticism in ments to convince their friends of their sincerity. Two ideas being pondered: —British air, land and sea forces will participate once or twice a year in exercises with their Commonwealth partners and allies in the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). —A British amphibious task force may be set up to call regularly at friendly countries in the region. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been trying to organize a joint descent upon London this weekend by Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian leaders to reinforce his demands for modification of the British decision. He has threatened that Singapore might pull her estimated 200 million pounds $480 million in sterling deposits out of London and,invite the Japanese into his island state to take over Britain's leading commercial role. But high British officials in- sist that no arguments, either from Commonwealth or American leaders, are likely to compel Prime Minister Harold Wilson's cabinet to modify its basic switch from a global to a mainly European political and military role. "We simply haven't the money for these luxuries any more,"one source said. The source added that it was 'inconceivable" that Secretary of State Dean Rusk had told Foreign Secretary George Brown at their conference in Washington Thursday anything that would lead the Cabinet to change its policy. Senior diplomats said the British are also supporting attempts initiated by Iran to put together a defense alliance of the Persian Gulf oil states including Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and possibly Bahrain. The Iranians fear that as the British move out, oil-hungry President Gamal Abdel Nasser will move in. Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL RJGHTER^ to determine your forecast, note paragraph opposite dates wbien include your birth date. SATURDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: You have an interesting chance now after noon to handle vrtiat- Israel for the withdrawal of the ever has to do with utility cor- U.N. peace force from the Sinai Desert before the June war. Eshkol even invited Secre- poration or whatever your finances or general routines are concerned. You can get in supplies only sick or wounded soldiers. | tary-General U Thant to visit and show others you value the Israel, which would have been 1 good will that they extend you The escanged agreement was proposed by Israel through the United Nations in an attempt to out of the question six months ago. Love Means Death To Mr. Wireworm WASHINGTON (AP) - When the love bug bites the sugar beet wireworm from now on it could be the death of him. For when he thinks love is in the air it could be just a trap set by scientists who want to keep him out of the potato and lettuce patches of the Pacific Northwest and western Canada, where the sugar beet wireworm causes considerable, crop damage. Scientists reported today the isolation and identification of the chemical used by the female sugar beet wireworm to lure males to love-making. They said it opened up possibilities for a new trap-bait for fighting this major agricultural pest. Researchers Martin Jacobson and Charles Harding of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville, Md. Research station, and Charles E, Lilly of Canada's Department of agriculture at Lethbridge, Alberta, reported the finding in today's issue of the technical journal Science. They said the sex-lure chemical had been identified as valer- ic acid—which is also readily available in the chemical industry. Industrially, the acid is derived from such sources ai petroleum distillates. It is em- by some pleasant compliment or some favor that they appreciate. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Kin have the morning jitters but later are their own fine selves and much can be improved around the home. Show others that you are devoted to your family. This makes a good impression on them. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) ployed in various kinds of or-i Get busy making new arrange- ganic.syntheses. ments whether at home or in outside world, art, etc. The In laboratory tests, the re-1 days ahead can be infinitely searchers said, "intense sexual! more abundant. Being with per- excitement" was stimulated in i sons you admire and showing male wireworms when dilute solutions of the extracted chemical were developed in the laboratory. In -Held tests, males were lured from distances of almost your devotion leads to fine results. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Ideal day to open a new account at the bank or to make other arrangements so that your 40 feet when samples of the love j monetary affairs are much im- chemical were exposed to the jr. Indicating efforts would now be made to put the finding to practical use, the scientists said the stability, volatility, and ready availability of valeric acid from industrial sources make it a potentially valuable material for surveying for infestations of the insect. It also could be used as a bait in traps for population control, they said. ALDERWOMAN FREED ROBINSON, HI. (AP) - Mrs. proved. Show that you possess ingenuity. Stop being so frivolous and all is fine. MOON CHILDREN June 22 to July 21) Analyze what it is you most want, then sit down with associates and outline your plan explicitly. You are very expressive and can make the right impression on backers. Be happy with results tonight. LEO (July 22 to Aug. SI) Find how you can advance more quickly in those secret aims you have but be sure you are practical in whatever you do. All those small intimate affairs should be handled by you Kenneth Freed has become the | quickly. Do not Procrastinate first woman alderman in this southeastern Illinois community in 52 years. Mayor Carl Zwermann named her to fill a vacancy on the city council. She will serve until the next regular city election. any longer. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) A talkative pal who can be helpful in gaining your particular aims is in a fine mood to do so now. Out to some social af- during day. By evening you McNausht Snuncat* In. have fine concord. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Important you get in touch with higher-ups and improve your image during the daytime, get your affairs on a more solid basis. Get that credit affair straightened out. Then you coast along handsomely. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Doing whatever improves credit and makes you more wise is fine, so get busy without wasting urtiier time. Postpone that recreation jaunt for the time being. Get your practical affairs handled first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Think out how you can increase that affection between yourself and your mate, and tiien this becomes a very happy day for you. Find some wise way to handle all your responsibilities, too. Get y o u r feet on the ground. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Analyze what is the best mode of procedure in the future for yourself and partners, and then get wheels rolling in the right direction. Get all in order by evening. Make new contacts tonight socially AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb.; 19) Duties may seem p r e 11 y j boring during day but then tonight top results can be achieved, if you apply yourself seriously. Don't argue with coworkers during day. By evening you have fine concord. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar, 20) Wait until after lunch before you get into some new outlet that is very fascinating to you right now. Rid yourself of small problems. Then the evening can be particularly happy in a social way. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those highly sensitive youngsters who early must be careful of diet and build up the physical body so that remarks of others do not hurt so much, otherwise you may have a martyr on your hands. Once objectivity Is learned, any profession pleasing public, helping others, emotionally, etc., is fine. can staple products. Humphrey, who returned to Washington Thursday, convinced the leaders he met that the Jotmson administration is determined to fight for more aid and to press for the rapid conclusion of commodity agreements for cocoa, coffee, rubber and other products. The vice president repeatedly pointed out that the African countries should seek channels of assistance other than direct aid, including the Export-Import Bank, the Food for Peace Act, the African Development Bank and private investors. He agreed with African leaders who complained that congressional action limiting economic aid in Africa to 10 countries was unjust, unreasonable discrimination, Humphrey's time was limited, so many pro-Western and all politically hostile countries were omitted from the itinerary. Humphrey signed aid agreements in three countries: a loan of $8.5 million to Somalia for a water supply system, an Export-Import bank loan of $36. million for a hydroelectric project in the Ivory Coast and shipments of $12 million worth of tobacco and food to Ghana. He also promised Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda that the United States would help | in pave 300 miles of highway from Lusaka, the Zambian capital, to Dar Es Salm, in Tanzania. The road would compete with a railroad line which has been offered the two countries by Red China. He found Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia and Ghana the most promising countries for American private investment. He noted the staggering needs of the African countries in housing, education and health services but could only promise that these needs would not be forgotten to Washington. He came away convinced that the entire American aid effort Africa should be streamlined and modernized and that some of it at least should be coordinated with European countries, possibly within ttie framework of the North Atlantic alliance. He was shocked by working conditions on American-owned rubber plantations in Liberia and agreed to try to help free labor movements penetrate into. the plantations company unions.. 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