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TJJITHSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1992 Tito Confident Soviets Plan No Attack on His Country in Near Future By ALEX SINGLETON SPLIT, Yugoslavia «|—Premier Marshal Tito said he is convinced the Soviets are not planning an attack on Yugoslavia in the near future. If it does come, he warns, It will spark World War in. In an Interview with a group of visiting Norwegian newspapermen, released last night, the Yugoslav leader emphasized his nation would resist any attack. "We arc ready," he said. "Our people cannot he bluffed." Tito described (he chances of such a Soviet move as a "constant and latent" but not "imminent" danger. He reasoned thai Soviet aggression would bring on a third world war because, he said, the West was aware that Russian conquest of his country would mean Russian domination of the Mediterranean lifeline to the East. In his answers, Tito showed confidence in the strength of his regime despite the hostility of his Cominform neighbors and economic troubles stemming from one drought in 1350 'and another this year. He also made clear his reasons for believing the West would continue to send him military equipment. . "The question of defense of Western Europe depends to a very large degree on Yugoslavia, no matter what the propagandists say," he declared. "We are very conscious of this : and know very well that it Is not a matter of indifference to the West whether Yugoslavia or the Soviet Union is sitting on the Isonze (Yugoslavia's river boundary with Italy) and Ihe Adriatic. "If such a colossus (Russia) was on the Adrialic the Mediterranean wonld not belong to Western countries any more. That is the least of what would happen. I am convinced the West is aware of this." Among his other answers, Tito made these points: 1. Yugoslavia could defend herself successfully against any at- AcJm. Ingram Dies in West Htort Attack Takes tack by one of the Soviet satclliles. A general assault with Russian backing would be a different mailer, but the Yugoslav leader said he did not expect this. 1. Yugoslavia needs more military equipment from the United Stales, especially jet planes, heavy armor and such special devices as radar. 3. Present and future-scheduled talks among Yugoslav, Greek and | Turkish military leaders are only "Ilia first step" toward co-operative defense measures. "There Is much common ground where we i can and must co-operate," he said, but formal pacts are unnecessary. 4. The effects of this summer's severe drouqht will not be as serl- mis as those which followed Ihe 1050 disaster. 5 Yugoslavia will not eive up her claims an Trieste, the stra-i tegic Adriatic seaport which Is t!ie i subject of a bilter dispute between ' this country and Italy. 6. There are "tremendous" dif- tlerences between communism as [practised in Russia and in Yugoslavia. "What they have In Russia I is not communism at all. . They haX-e deviated from the road of building up socialism lo the road of state capitalism. They have no democracy while \ve are developing genuine socialist democracy." SAN DiEOO. Calif. (/Pi-Retired Adm. Jonas Howard Ingram, commander of Allied forces In the South Atlantic during most of World War II, died last night at the age of 65. The admiral suffered a heart attack last month while serving as superintendent of summer schools at Culver Military Academy. Culver. Ind. He suffered a second attack Turaday night. . Adm. Ingram. Medal of Honor winner for service at Vera Cruz in 1914, also had a distinguished career in athletics. He played football at Annapolis and became head footbatr coach at the Naval Academy In 1914 and held that Job three years. Youth to Hang For Killing Uncle ANNAPOLIS, Md. Mv-John W. Chisley. 23 - year - old racetrack cleanup boy, was sentenced yes- ternay to hung for tilling his uncle in an argument over a pack of cigarettes.' He was convicted of shooting Richard H. Contee, 41. in the stomach and attain In the head last May in an argument over who OI--P--I a nn-i; or cigarettes dropped [on the street. Rita Hayworth Plans Europe Trip HOLLYWOOD WT.-Actress Rita Hayworlh probably will sail for Europe Sept. 19 but she probablv won't see her husband. Prince Alv" Kahn This carefully qualified disclosure was made yesterday by Miss Hayworth's secretary, who explained that the trip is intended strictly as a vacation. The prince visited'her in Hollywood recently, trying for a recpnciliation. Belgian Elected 'Schuman' Head STRASBOURG France. MV-Paul Henri Spaak of Belt-ium. veteran president officer of many International gatherings, was elected first president, of the Schuman Plan's Genera] Assembly today Spaak. leader of Belgium's Socialist party, won a 39.3*0 first ballot victory over Heinrich von Bre- tano of West Germany In the contest to pick an assembly chief for the West European coal-steel merger. Lie Doubts UN Employes Sell Untaxed Liquor rrarrED NATIONS. N. Y. (.«— Secretary-General Trygve Lie does not think u. N. employees have been reselling tax-free liquor, but warns that If they have they will b« "severely dealt with." He said yesterday that hie only evidence of such resales have been the general charges made this week by the National Retail Liquor Package Stores Assnciallon. Lie said only 45 of the U. N.'s 3,000 employes are entitled lo buy tax-free wine and liquoi for entertainment purposes. 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