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Tuesday, June 13, 1967
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4 TTi« rVogrw-tndtx, Tuesday, Jun* 13, 1967 War Of Destiny Fought, Lost By Pres. Nasser KDITOR'S KOTE--Garven Hud- fins, chief of The Associated Pres» bureau In Cairo, was expelled from Egypt last -week with 576 other American!. He arrived In Athens llonday. By GARVEN HUDGINS ATHENS (AP) -- President Gamal Abdel Nasser has fought and lost what he called his "battle of destiny" and brought his country to the brink of starvation and civil war. Already in deficit to every country with which it traded 1 before the outbreak of war June 5, Egypt now is close to bankruptcy. It doesn't have the solace of revenue from the Suez Canal, blocked by sunken ships. Without assistance from the outside, the population of Egypt's principal cities will starve by September. That is how long experts believe the country's current supplies of wheat will last. The masses in Egyptian cities exist on bread. In its blitz Sinai campaign, Israel captured wells which supplied half of Egypt's oil production. Egypt had hoped to become an oil exporter within two years. Now it will need to import oil for the foreseeable future. The impact of Nasser's debacle in Sinai has not yet struck the Egyptian population. But when the grim toll of Egyptian troops in the six-day war becomes apparent, public discontent is certain to mount. It is highly doubtful that Nasser's cover-up excuse tbat American- British intervjpiion defeated him will be *5% to withstand the shock wava. Reliable reports indicate Egypt suffered up to 40,000 casualties in Sinai as Israeli jets blasted exposed columns in the desert. There already are signs of a potentially explosive division among Nasser's close associates. If it comes to a showdown, a vicious civil conflict could result. Then there is the army, whose junior commanders must feel disenchanted with the Nasser regime. Its future course is uncertain. For the momen, Nasser's appeal still is effective and he clearly has the support of the masses. They are not yet starving. Egypt now has about $120 million in foreign currency reserves, $90 million of which it claims is in gold. The government owes $200 million to Wes · em countries, including $170 million to the United States. Annual income from the Suez Is $230 million -- Egypt's largest foreign currency earner. But the canal now is blocked and the Israelis are camped along its eastern banks. Even before it went to war, Egypt had a $456-million balance of trade deficit which now will increase as a result of the dim outlook for the country's petroleum production. The Soviet Union may now be reluctant to put up substantial new aid for Egypt. Soviet support for Egypt during the swift war was largely verbal, and Nasser's disappointment was reflected in at least four hasty meetings he had with the Soviet ambassador to Cairo, Dimitri Pojadaiev, during the week. Nasser's best hope lies in such wealthier Arab neighbors as Kuwait, Libya and Bahrain, which may be willing to come through with loans in the name of Arab solidarity. The Nasser regime continue., to brainwash the Egyptian population, which so far has not been told the dimensions of Egypt's defeat. Cairo newspapers are full of accusations against the Unitcc States, branded the architect ol Israel's victory. Cairo radio directs a steady drumfire of propaganda against the United States. The average Egyptian firmly believes the United States supplied air support for Israel. Strike Ignored HONG KONG (AP) - Most foodsellers today ignored Communist demands for a 24-hour ilrike to protest Hong Kong's British government. Communist agitators threatened that Red China, supplier of 60 per cent of the colony's food, .vould stop deliveries to shops :hat refused to strike. Only a handful of shops closed. Since the government suppressed rioting and anti-British demonstrations in mid-May, the lommunists have failed in most attempts at work stoppages. Student Clash SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -About 2,000 students from Korea University, some hurling rocks, clashed with police in Seoul today during a march denouncing last Thursday's parliamentary :lections as rigged and calling for new ones. The students were finally driven back to their campus by :ear gas. World News Roundup Seoul National University was closed for four days in an effort to head off more student rallies. Demonstrations against the elections, in which President Chung Hee Park's Democratic Republicans won 130 of the 175 seats, have been held in 14 major cities and towns. The opposition New Democratic party says its 44 new legislators will refuse to be sworn in unless the government calls new elections. Cubans In Band LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - A guerrilla group that has killed 30 Bolivian soldiers in jungle clashes in recent months includes 17 Cubans, the army says. The renegade band, believed to number about 100, also has 14 Brazilians, 4 Argentinians and 3 Peruvians, an army commu- nique claimed. The army has been unable to stamp out the guerrillas in three months of sporadic fighting. The communique charged that the rebels are financed by Cuba with the help of European and Latin-American leftists. Peabody Is Called 'Completely Honest' BOSTON (AP) -- Former owed the money and that a re- Sen. Paul H. Douglas says Endi- port showing the deficit was cott Peabody's campaign debts are "proof positive that he is a of secretary of state where such ,,,,.,.. ,.__,,. reports are filed. He held a made news "conference before Monday night's dinner to repeat his completely honest man." The Illinois Democrat his remarks Monday night to some 1,000 persons at a SlOO-a- claim. plate fund-raising dinner that v, , j --;"" T";T~ s een a p p o n e Peabody supporters held to re- by Pres id e nt Johnson to a $ 6 duce the Democrats former 000-a-year post as assistant governors debt from his unsuc- director of the Office of Emerin Washington. «"an Senate last year. DougLs called Peabody extremely ethical man." "Let there be no more foolish talk," he said, "about testimonials such as this being improper. They are, on the contrary, the most effective and decent de- j.ucy tiie, un uie t u n i i a i y , me ...u^f}, » c most effective and decent der Tv^S r, censure ben. Thomas vice which has yet been devel- ^ Uodd ' D -. Co1 TM-. for his use of oped" TM one y raised as campaign oped. The dinner came amid charges that although Peabody claimed he owed more than $150,000 in campaign debts, his official election statements on file with the state showed a balance of $26. Peabody has insisted that he Michigan On Daylight lime LANSING, Mich. (AP) -Michigan will be on Eastern Daylight Saving Time at one minute after midnight tonight for the first time in more than 20 years. The Board of Slate Canvassers Monday night announced 1 its intention to certify petitions seeking a popular vote on the Daylight Saving Time issue in the November 1988 election. Michigan's Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley had ruled that certification automatically would suspend the law exempting the state from the Federal Uniform Time Act passed by the state legislature and signed by Gov. George Romney earlier this year. Theater owners, bowling alley proprietors and the Michigan Farm Bureau have been fighting the time switch through the courts but a spokesman said there would be no immediate move to stop it. Indiana and Kentucky are the only other states within the continental United States not under the Uniform Time Act. LOANS FOR ANY PURPOSE · PERSONAL · HOME IMPROVEMENT 0 BUSINESS · F. H. 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(AP) -- Giving a Soviet spacecraft a two-day head start, launch Tews are preparing to rocket America's Mariner 5 toward Venus Wednesday to search for life. Project scientists declared 'all is ready" and ordered technicians to start the countdown toward a scheduled 1:47 a m EOT liftoff for Mariner 5's Atlas-Agena booster rocket. At 540-pounds, Mariner 5 is less than a fourth the weight of the Soviet Union's Venus 4 spacecraft, launched Sunday at 10:40 p.m. in an attempt to break the Soviet Union's iner- planetary jinx. U.S. scientists gave both the Soviet and American missions a good chance of succeeding, even though three previous Soviet probes to Venus failed in the search for life and other mysteries behind Venus' veil of clouds. Mariner 2, which passed within 21,700 miles of the planet, indicated a surface temperature of between 600 and 800 degrees above zero -- hot enough to melt lead. While this would be too hot for .life as we know it, there is evidence that mountains exist on the planet with temperatures at high elevations ranging down to 76 degrees below zero. There is also evidence of carbon dioxide and water vapor, two things needed to support plant life. "It would not be surprising to see the Soviets succeed on this mission," said Dr. William Pickering, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena, Calif., which manages the Mariner project. Pickering said the Soviet Union has had time to assess what went wrong on past failures and correct the problems. Mariner 5 will continue exploration begun in 1962 by the world's only successful Venus probe, Mariner 2. Windmill- shaped Mariner 5 and the Soviet Venus 4 both wiM require about four months to make the 212- million-mile trip through interplanetary space. Mariner 5 is scheduled to pass within 2,000 miles of the planet Oct. 19. Western sources said they did not know the exact date set for Venus 4's arrival and also did not know what experiments were aboard the Soviet craft. On its brief half-hour encounter with the planet, Mariner 5's sensitive instruments are to reach electronic fingers of high- frequency radio signals into the R - . . f - - , -- · - ........ Backing for the former gover- The cans. Sen. Edward W. Brooke last fall, sent him a telegram of Republicans, attended the fair. Mass, also was present. Evil-Looking Iguana Escapes In Cincinnati CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) The five-foot Brazilian iguana with a dragon-like head slith- ;red away from its owner's iiome Sunday morning and has not been found. Louis Tilder, a schoolteacher, said Freda, green and black striped, got out of a first-story window that had been left open. "Freda looks awful" Tilder said, and it is going to be quite a shock to whoever sees her. Tilder said Freda asn't dan- jerous, but that like all iguanas, she will bite if she is pestered. heavy cloud layers and transmit what they find to earth. No camera is aboard the craft because of a weight limitation. Spacecraft sensors are to problem in "American "noli- TM ea ? ur ? Ule Poet's atmos- - "the terrific cost of run- P enc ^ em P. e ^ure and density, ,,.·_ ,, "· Wil OI r u n magnetic fields and radiation levels -- findings which can help scientists deduce whether dy performer as governor 1962- ·, ? sciel }^ deduce whether 1964," Douglas said, "Governor ]t . s P° S ° r Venus to sup " Peabody would have had so P fa many contributions from people who wanted to get on the gravy train that he would have had surplus rather than a deficit." Abalone Vanish MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) once-rare sea otter has a rarity of the once-plentiful abalone in the coastal waters °« wnen t of _ Sa « Luis Obispo County. Divers at Morro Bay report · o v* A^ivtio CIL luuiiu nay rcijoiL support. Gov. John A. VoJpe and the otters-now protect from hunters by law--have devoured af- most of the red abalone--a delicious seafood--off the Monterey County coast, and are heading smith. CANADA DRY BOURBON QQ 4/5 QUART XfNFUCKY SFRAIOHT BOURBON WHISKEY, 86 FSOOT co, WCHOUSYIIU, waim co, w. MEMORABLE DATE Sept. 17, 1862, is a memorable date, being the bloodiest single day of the Civil War. More men were killed and wounded--23,110 --at Antiet'am that day than on any other day of the war. Palestine Liberation Group Badly Mauled By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -The Arab defeat in the Middle East war leaves a big question mark over the future of the Pafestine Liberation Organization and its firebrand leader -leftist Ahemd Shukairy. Shukairy narrowly escaped capture by Israeli forces in Jerusalem and many of his "Liberation Army" are now prisoners of the Israelis. "We will wipe Israel off the face of the map and no Jew will survive," Shukairy declared two days before the war broke out June 5. He vowed to lead the vanguard of his troops into the Israeli sector o£ Jerusalem and set up a "purely Arab government" there for all of Palestine. The 60-year-old former lawyer was seen briefly in Amman and Damscus in the last stages of he fighting wearing a khaki battle uniform. Persons who saw him said he looked fatigued and dejected. His army of 15,000 guerrillas had moved into some of the Sinai and Gaza Strip positions evacuated by the U.N. Emergency Force before the fighting began. Several thousand of them are believed to be in'Isr- aeli hands with most of their arms and equipment. Most of the equipment for Sh- ukairy's force came from the Soviet bloc and Red China, and he boasted that he had the support of the Chinese leaders. FIRST PAPER MONEY The U. S. government issued its first paper money in 1861. The note, called "demand notes," were payable on demand at certain government agencies, but the money was not made legal tender until 1862. Egypt and Syria gave him strong support, but Jordan and other pro-Western Arab countries objected to his ultra-leftist leanings and his campaign to overthrow King Hussein of Jordan. Jordan never allowed the Liberation Army to operate on its territory, which would have been the logical springboard for an attack on Israel. Last December, the Jordanian government ordered Shukairy to close his office in the Jordanian sector of Jerusalem. Shukairy and Hussein made up publicly when the king signed a defense alliance with Egyptian President Gamal Abden Nasser, but the Israeli victory ended that honeymoon. For months there have been reports of internal conflict within the Palestine Liberation Organization, particularly between Shukairy and younger PalestinJ. ans who objected to his autocratic leadership. Shukairy conferred in Beirut Monday, with President Charles Helou of Lebanon and called a news conference today. A few hours later he canceled it. The newspaper Al Anwar said h» called off Ihe conference because he had to go to Damascus, but sources close to the Palestine Liberation organization said "certain trends" within the movement persuaded Shukairy to cancel his appearance. PIZZA CHARLIE'S DRIVE-IN Open 10 A.M. To 2 A.M. 733-0199 WE DELIVER WALNUT MAU Fathers' Day Is Sunday, June 18th Time For Aramis Good Grooming Aids A r a m i s Shampoo-on-a-rope, the handiest grooming aid you could choose. A solid bar of fine shampoo that is always there when he needs it, can't slip away while showerfng. $5. Aramis Deodorant Stick, a hard bar of solid deodorant that gives effective 24-hour antiperspfrant protection in just one stroke. 2 3 /4 oz. 2.50. Aramis Roll-on deodorant, effective formula for men who prefer a roll-on. 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