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Thursday, December 22, 1966
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Kymevffle (Art.) CAurtof Hewt - Thurt«»y, DteMAer B, tt«- Fife LBJ Attitude Has Nation Puzzled By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) looks new, what's been happening, but then it doesn't because a whiff of the past comes through. But underneath it all there is something really new with a deep difference, President Johnson. Take that tax increase, for instance. Right now Johnson is supposed to be deciding whether to ask Congress for one. Just at ttiis time last year he was trying to decide the same thing. He decided no. In the past week the Johnson administration began its annual peace attempt, asked U Thant, secretary-general- of the United nam. Government officials here Nations, to see what he could do i denied it, saying military tar- about getting peace negotiations [gets had been bombed; in Vietnam started. j T i,j s came j us t as the credibil- The Communist world hooted, iity of the Johnson administra- Phony, it said. That's what itltion in general was being as- said last year when Johnson I sailed. He meant with foreigners and (there has been working on his with Americans at home. programs for the Congress com- These widespread doubts, he explained, deal with whether the United States can be trusted to tell the truth about one or another private peace feeler with whether its leaders "really are pursuing what has been said is a path of peace." The story behind tills was a rumor a bout a peace feeler from the North Vietnamese Communists. It got all complex and mixed uo. Last week American credibility got involved again when Red China charged that U.S. planes bombed residential areas in Hanoi, ttie capital of North Viet- sent peace , emissaries around the wortd. Nolhing came of it then, nothing is come of it now. expected to But * even * * a thing like the President's operation and recuperation isn't new. On Oct. 8, Then there's the phrase which 1965 he had his gall bladder and irritates Johnson "credibility gap.' vastly: the a kidney stone removed, then Just about went to his Texas ranch to recu- this time last year Arthur J. Goldberg. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, made a confession: "We have a great problem here credibility." maintaining our perate. There he prepared his budget and messages for the Congress returning in 1966. This year, on Nov. 16, he had some minor surgery, went to his Texas ranch to recuperate, and ing back in 1967. Up to this point everything looks like the same old thing all over again. But not quite. When Johnson went to the hspital in October 1965, he had behind him the most miraculous performance in peacetime legislation that any Congress in history had ever achieved. It was a stunning job. It was more than that. It was tremendous testimony to Johnson's extraordinary leadership in dealing with Congress. But he had no such luck in 1966 and may never have again. The road was down this year, in influence and in politics. He failed to do his full share in the political campaigns and the Republicans made gain* in the elections. For a man as outgoing, backslapping and talkative as Johnson, his conduct took a strange turn: He has talked practically not at all since the elections, he has stayed cooped up in his ranch, he has remained silent as criticism piled up on him. This is a brand new Johnson. Johnson in these past few months has become a kind of huge puzzle with no one venturing a prediction of what he will do or even what he will be like in the coming year. N. Korean Pilots Detected in Hanoi By BOB HORTON | are tutoring Hanoi's flyers In WASHINGTON (AP) - North (aerial operations. Sources said today the North Koreans arrived six to eight Vietnam by supplying a contin-! Koreans in North Vietnam gent of pilots who apparently'recent days, it was learned. Korea has joined in the Commu-1 U.S. Intelligence confirmed! weeks ago ' but are not knom to nist wkorld's support of North I the presence of 25 to 50 North (have participated in any en- — ••--- • gagements with American planes. * * + One surce categorized the Koreans as counterparts to U.S. military teams assigned to some foreign countries to provide technical training and as- Another, however, they might be in NEW NATO HOME may be this 25-floor skyscraper in Brussels, Belgium, where the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been asked to sign a nine-year lease at rent of $900,000 a year. New headquarters have been sought since France demanded the former allied base be moved from Paris. sistance. suggested North Vietnam for some training of their own in a combat zone. The exact role MUSIC FROM THE DESERT will be telecast in color on Christmas Eve as the world- famous Tucson Arizona Boys' Chorus sings Christmis music associated with the old missions of the Southwest. Forming a background for members of, the choir, here Is Arizona's historic Spanish mission San Xavier del Bae, the "White Dove of the Desert." KENNEDY (Continued from Page One) has withdrawn her suit. The Cowles statement said that the change involved "approximately 1,600 out of 80,000 authorized words, but that they "in no way affected the historical accuracy or completeness of Mr. Manchester's manuscript. Mrs. Kennedy, in what was interpreted by some as an apparent but indirect allusion to President Johnson, said in her statement: "I have been told there are historical inaccuracies and uti- 'air references in this book. That they have been written is unfortunate. However, it was clear before bringing this suit ;hat historical judgments, even if inaccurate, could not properly be suppressed by a court of law. In time, history will deal fairly and justly with this period." read the book reported that it shows a hostility by the Kennedys towards Johnson and de- "We are satisfied," he said, "with the outcome of the discussions." Richard N. Goodwin, a former aide to President Kennedy who is acting as Mrs. Kennedys adviser, made the final revisions in the serialization. There were at least 12 principal passages in the book that Mrs. Kennedy wanted adjusted. These included: —Her reported reaction of "that's absurd," when she was informed that Lee Harvey Oswald had been identified as'her husband's assassin. "He (Prei- dent Kennedy) didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights," she was reported as having said. "It had to be some silly, little Communist." —Manchester's detailed account of how she used petroleum jelly to slip her wedding ring from her finger and place it on the dead President's hand. The ring was later removed. —An account in her own words of the last night she spent Several persons who have with the President before he picts the President in an unfa- ter to her husband Koreans was not spelled out officially but. gvernment spokesmen said, they have been flying out of Hanoi's main bases. It is too early to attach significance to the North Korean entry into the war picture, sources said. North Vietnam has a small air force of Soviet-made planes. The Pentagon credits Hanoi With 15 to 20 MIG21S, 40 to 50 older MIGISs and MIG17s and six old Russian IL28 bombers. There have been unconfirmed reports that the Soviets have provided 100 more planes in recent weeks. * + * The North Vietnamese planes, however, have not been a major obstacle to U.S. planes striking at military targets in the north. For this reason, and because vorable light. Some of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy' advisors feel that it could further strain the political relationship between Johnson and Kennedy and possibly have an adverse effect on the Democratic senator's political future. A source close to the Kennedy iamily said earlier in the week that members of the family also were upset about the references to Johnson in the book, and that they felt Manchester had treated the President unfairly. Robert Kennedy, vacationing of the North \ in Sun Valley, Idaho, declined to comment on the Look agreement. Manchester could not be reached immediately for comment. Mrs. Kennedy said in her statement that 'no material of historical significance has been altered nor has the historical record been impaired in the slightest by the modifications and deletions." She said that neither she nor Robert Kennedy 'has in any way approved or endorsed .the material in the Look articles." "The author, William Manchester, and the publisher of Look magazine have assumed complete and sole responsibility," she said. * * " Cowle said the changes "concern only the passages to which the administration seeks tojMrs. Kennedy objected on per- avoid escalating the war, the!onal grounds." United States has refrained I ~ from bombing Hanoi's air bases, officials said. Officials said North Korea has a competent air force, largely because of Soviet help. The North Korean pilots by and large have been trained by the Soviets and in Soviet planes. Holy Land Has Uneasy Peace at Christmas By DAVID LANCASHIRE .. JERUSALEM. Jordan Sector (AP) — Despite tension along the armistice line between Jordan and Israel, Arab officials »re preparing to open the barbed wire Friday and let more than 5,000 Israeli's Into the holy city of Jerusalem (or Christmas. These are the Arab Christians of Israel, cut off from their relatives In the Arab world for the past 18 yeas of Arab-Israeli conflict. Throughout the year the armistice lines are closed except to diplomats, U.N, officials and some tourists, and no Arab or Israeli can cross through the Mandelbaum Gate, the only authorized passage through the no- man's land. As at the Berlin Wall, anyone who tries to cross illegally runs the risk of getting shot. Since 1950, however, under a U.N. agreement, the red and white striped barrier of Mandelbaum has been raised at Christmas to let a selected list of Christian Arabs cross. Each year the number has grown. No matter how high the tension between the two sides, the Christmas crossing has taken place every year. Jordanian officials in the U.N. liaison office said R,27C applicants would walk «cr«es the truce lines Friday morning — a record number — and stay in Jordan until Christinas night. Despite tht recent crisis In Jordan, with riots and demonstrations sweeping the western part of the country, the Holy •Land returned to tranqulllty as Christmas peparatlons began. Thousands of visitors were expected to Converge from around the world for the sacred rites at Christ's birthplace in Bsthle- hem. Sweet cider is fresh apple juice with no preservatives added. Hard cider is apple juice that has been allowed to fer- naturally. Applejack is brandy, distilled from hard cider. What we buy as apple juice has been treated to present spoilage. ment apple —A passage relating that she was unable to make a decision on how to tell her daughter, Caroline, who was five at the time, that her father had been killed, nurse, The Maud Kennedy family Shaw, reportedly told Caroline of the death. —A vivid account of how she tried to cover Kennedy's wounds after the shooting and how she refused to allow him to be taken into Parkland Hospital in Dallas until a Secret Service agent covered him with a coat. —Details of family bickering over where the body of the President should be buried. Mrs. Kennedy finally chose Arlington National Cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court last Friday naming Cowles, Harper & Row and Manchester as defendants. She charged breach of contract, invasion of privacy and infringement on her copyright by unauthorized use of her name in advertisements and promotion. She said in her suit publication of "The Death of a President" in either book or serial form would violate a moran- dum of agreement that Manchester and Robert Kennedy signed on March 26, 1964. The memorandum specified that the book would, not be published before Nov. 22, 1968, five years after the asasslnation, and that it must he approved by both Mrs. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. In return for the right to approve the manuscript, Mrs. Kennedy gave Manchester 10 hours of taped interviews. Mrs. Kennedy said she had never given her approval. Robert Kennedy backed her up in an affidavit submitted to the court. Manchester had insisted that Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, wants Wales to become an Independent dominion In the British Common- for Holiday Get-togethers, have plenty of . . . FRENCH ONION DIP £42* EGGNOGMIX «69l All Dean's products, low-priced at KROGER "in the summer of 1966, authorization was given by the family for publication of the book in early 1967, to be preceded by serialization in Look magazine." Pope's Message May Deal With Viet Peace VATICAN CITY (AP) - ftp* Paul VTs annual Christmas message tonight is expected to make another strong pie* (of peace talks in Vietnam. As the Vatican competed preparations to broadcast the message around much of the world through its own rtdio facilities and foreign networks, sources said the Pope was certain to repeat his oft-Stated desire that the Asian war be end- ed. Thi Vatican also was making • final arrangements for the Pope's historic auto trip to Florence Saturday to celebrate Chlstmas Eve midnight Mass ". and demonstrate his sympathy 1 for the flood-stricken center of Renaissance art and science. In his last peace appeal Dec; 8, the Pope asked that the hdll- . day truces in Vietnam be extended into a lasting armistice.' was assassinated in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963. | —Quotation from a love let-1 JIM PRESNELL'S GRO. Open 7 a.m. 'til 2 p.m. Through the Holidays Fret Delivery With S3 Purchase Ph. PO 3-9699 — So. Division Nylon Bound ELECT. BLANKETS Pink, Blue, Beige, Green Men's Insulated UNDERWEAR Sizes S, M, L & XL Beige or Navy $C66 Special Purchase! LADIES BLOUSES 2.99 & 3.99 Values Perma Press $000 2 Friction Drive TOYS Large Selection Your Choice 2 For $100 Just Arrived! 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