WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1966 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS First Presbyterian Rev. Gene Stone Guest Minister At Mt.V. Church The Rev. Gene Stone, of Centralia, will be the guest minister at the women's annual praise REV. GENE STONE Benice at Mt. Viemon 's First Presbyterian church this Sunday, November 20. He will spcalc at the regular 10:00 a.m. worship seffvice. The Rev. Mr. Stone is serving as area counselor for the Fifty Million Fund of the Unitgd Presbyterian cliurch in the U. S. A., for the Presbyteries of Alton, Mattoon and southern Illinois. Mr. Stone joined the Fifty Mil- Bon Fund staff May 1. For ten years he served as pastor of the First Presbyterian church in New Castle, Pa. From 1M9 to 1956 he was general secretary of the International Society of Christian Endeavor, with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. He was pastor of two churches in Philadelphia and for three years was associate executive of the Presbytery. Before becoming a muiister Mr. Stone was a reporter and editor of newspapers in Philadelphia for nearly ten years. He is a graduate of Temple University and the School of Theology at Temple. RICHMO.^ID, Va. (AP) — A special study commission of the Virginia Legislature is planning to hold public hearings into the reason for a shortage of nurses Jn the Old Dominion. SOUTflBORO, Mass. (AP) — A S2.5 -million New England regional primate research center dedicated recently will try to find the species of animals best suited for research on hiunan health. Reds And Black Market Take Toll Of U.S. Aid By HUGH A. mJLLIGAN HON QUAN, South Viet Nam (AP) — The night the big rice convoy arrived, an American adviser to the Vietnamese police took a walk through the darkened streets. Up a back alley the adviser — Oiuck Glazer, a retired Los Angeles detective — found three trucks each containing four 100- kilo sacks of rice, or more than a ton in all, that somehow had not been unloaded at the discharge point. Was this rice, provided free by the taxpayers of the United States, on its way to the Viet Cong or to the coffers of some profiteer in this provincial capital near the Cambodian border? Glazer was able to stop the theft, but he never found out. About the same time, Joe Gulvas of Boulder, Colo., an Agency for International Development official in the province, stood at the south gate of the city with a clipboard in his hand counting trucks in the convoy bringing cement for his various civic action projects. * • • He was expecting 12 truckloads. Only 10 arrived. Somehow, two cement-carrying ti-ucks had disappeared in the 80-mile journey from Saigon, despite efforts of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division and the 5th ARVN— Army of the Republic of Viet Nam—Division to protect the convoy. Or, more likely, they never left the docks. These things happened within a 24-hour period less than a month ago in Binh Long Province, a relatively prosperous rubber-growing area where the struggle is being waged bitterly at evei-y level: militai-ily, economically and ideologically. They provide an example of the obstacles and problems that Americans in Viet Nam face in trying to get the more than ?700 million in annual economic aid into the mouths and hands of the people who need it most. Theft and diversion are major menaces. So, too, are bribery, bureaucracy, graft, kickbacks and substitution of inferior goods. Losses are unusually high for the size of the war. A good estimate is some half a million dollars a day. * • » AID goods fall mainly into two categories: 1. Commercial import program items, such as rice, bought by Vietnamese importers through regular commercial channels but paid for by U.S. dollars. 2. Commodities related to eco- JHE First in its Field becanse it*s second to Every step In crafting the RorsheWn imperial is carried out v\/ith infinite care and skiW, The result is total elegance, along, of cowse, with the extra long w ^ear that Foakes every Horsheim Imperial a truly practicd economy. THE IDEAL GIFT FOR THE MAN OF YOUR FAMILY—Prices Sfart Af $19.95. You Expect And Get A Better Fit At... HSJLQE^^r P I? ffltP North Side Square Mt. Vernon, IH. nomic development. These, given directiy to the Vietnamese government, are chiefly bulk goods such as cement and heavy items such as bulldozers, but also easily pilferable items like drugs. The purpose of the program is to head off inflation by financing the importatiwi of essential commodities. Controls are few once the American-bought goods are delivered into the hands of the Vietnamese at the docks, since it was decided in Washington long ago that the people would build a better government if given the chance at responsibility. The hope is still chasing the reality. AID officials in the field, most of them dedicated men who daily risk their lives driving down dusty roads where the military would not venture without a fire team, became inured to all sorts of petty practices and manipulations at province and district level. They get used to seeing eight of every 25 sacks broken into whenever a rice plane is unloaded. In theory, the licensed import- ars buy the rice from the government at 1,450 piasters — about $12.30 — per 100 kilos — 220 pounds — and then sell it locally at a smaU, controlled profit. In practice, the importer has to pay an under-the-table fee for security clearance to get his license and perhaps another fee to the man issuing the license. The process is repeated as the rice moves from the province capital to the district capital and then into the villages and hamlets, so that by the time it reaches the peasant out in the boondocks — if indeed it ever does — the price has soared to 3,100 piasters per 100-kilo sack. AID officials admit they have no way of knowing whether the person buying rice in a local shop is a profiteer who will resell it or a Viet Cong agent. Nor do they know whether the licensed importer has a valid security clearance or has bribed someone to obtain a false clearance. Right from the start, American workers in Viet Nam were warned to expect this sort of thing and advised not to worry too much about it. Public administi'ation advisers were told in an official handout: "Beside losses: Graft, payroU padding, wasteful local purchasing from preferred contracts, favoritism; you must tolerate a certain amount of this. Do not let your morals get in the way of project operations. Remember you never can prove is exists so you might as weU tolerate it in reasonable amounts." No one will say for the record what constitutes a tolerable amount of local misfeasance, but 20 per cent seems to be the magic number. Most of the speculations are petty, but a number of major cases of corruption at local level have been laked to the press by American province representatives and, it is reUa- bly reported, are under investigation by the Vietnamese government. They include reports of: 1. Misuse and resale of AID commodities in Vinh Binh Province, where an AID official's life was threatened for blowing the whisUe. 2. Gold, opium and gem smuggling by local officials in collaboration with a Chinese syndicate at Bac Lieu in the Mekong River delta. 3. Opium dropped from an unmarked plane in Kontum Province. 4. A former Vietnamese army corps commander building hotels for lease by the U.S. Army at the resort city of Vung Tau. 5. Land manipulations by local officials in Phong Dinh province. Despite all the temptation that Vietnamese officialdom is heir to at local level, AID stoutly insists that the bulk of its supplies do get to the people. And there is ample evidence throughout the land to show that life is changing; schools and hospitals are built, wells dug, streams stocked wdth fish, canals excavated, roads rebuilt, market places and bus stops constructed, refugees resetfled, and hundreds of other visible, viable improvements. Next: Plunger on tiie stocks! 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