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On Diplomatic and Political Fronts— Russian Leaders Backhandedly Admit U.S. Policies Gain in Asia By LEON DENNEN (XKA Foreign News Anulj-lst) UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — Sen. J. W. Fulbright and other severe critics of the Johnson administration, in and out of Congress, are convinced that U.S. policy in Vietnam is a failure. But the Soviet leaders, Incredible as it may seem, now concede that firm resistance to aggression has already resulted in substantial diplomatic and political gains for the United States in Southeast Asia. This is actually what an au- thoritative Russian commentator said recently in a long survey of the situation in Southeast Asia printed in Moscow's newspaper Izvestia. Vikenty Matveyev is more than a commentator. He is regarded by specialists on communism as a member of a small group of Soviet spokesmen who frequently "leak" to the outside world the opinions of the Kremlin's top leaders. To be sure, there were brickbats in Matveyev's bouquet. What he was really trying to prove was that the anti-Russian policies of Red China provided an opportunity for the United States to improve its positions in Asia. He attributed the American diplomatic and political gains to Mao Tse-tung's rejection of joint action by the Communist nations in Vietnam. Said Matveyev: "The American build-up began only when the group of Mao Tse-tung announced for all to hear that it flatly rejected the proposals of the Soviet and other Communist parties for unity of action in the struggle against American aggression." Moscow's charge against Peking is old stuff that is unlikely Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1967 to impress even faithful Marxist-Leninists. However, in castigating Mao, Matveyev unwittingly revealed how the Kremlin leaders assess the progress of the Vietnamese conflict. He noted, among other things, that since the escalation of the war U.S. positions have been strengthened in Japan, India and especially in Indonesia where military men defeated the Communists who were ready to take over the country- More significant, In M o scow's view, is the emergence in Asia of a group of nations linked to the U.S. more closely than ever before. In addition to Indonesia, the pro-American group includes the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Laos, South Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. If the critics of the Johnson administration could stop long enough to take a fresh look at the real situation in Southeast Asia they would realize that this is actually what the President and Secretary of State Dean Rusk have been trying to explain to the American people. In the case of Vietnam, at least, the so-called credibility gap is largely a figment of Ful- b r i g h t's imagination. In the view of specialists on communism, the Russian assessment will eventually force North Vietnam and the Viet Cong to agree to peace negotiations. Moscow, as the self-styled leader of world communism, must continue to supply Hanoi with arms, however reluctantly. But it understands better Once-Banned Film Theme Now Popul ar By BOB THOMAS (AP Movie-Television Writer) HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Once banned as a theme for American films, homosexuality lately has become a popular subject for movie makers. Several films concerning homosexuality are in production, and they are not being made solely by exploitation-film companies. Many are topflight films, as evidenced by the current Warner Brothers - Seven Arts release, "Reflections in a Golden Eye." The John Huston film, derived from an early novel of Carson McCullers, depicts Marlon Brando as an Army officer who is a latent homosexual. He is married to Elizabeth Taylor bu{ is more interested in a private who enjoys cavorting nude in the forest. Such a situation would have been banned under the self-censorship code of film czars Will Hays and Eric Johnston. The code declared: "Pictures shall not infer that low forms of sex relationship are the accepted or common thing. Sex perversion or any inference of it is forbidden." Also banned were such words as "fairy," "nance" and "pansy." Such specifics were swept away with the new production code, promoted by Jack Valenti as one of the first acts in his post as president of the Motion Picture Association. The provision now states: "Illicit sex relationships shall not be justified. Restraint and care shall be exercised in presentations dealing with sex aberrations." It was under the new code that such a film as "Reflections in a Golden Eye" could achieve a seal of acceptability—with the proviso "recommended for mature audiences." Actually the lomosexual theme has been in- ected into several films in recent years, though not in such explicit terms. In 1961, William Wyler remade "The Children's Hour," which he had filmed as "These Three" in 1936 with no reference to the Lesbian theme of the Lilian Hellman play. The second version portrayed Shirley MacLaine's affection for Audrey Hepburn. The film was not a success. European film makers have been unrestrained by production codes, and they have long dealt with homosexuality in such films as "La Dolce Vita," "A Taste of Honey" and two features about Oscar Wilde. The underground movie makers have poured forth a flood of homosexual films. Such influences, plus the liberalized morality of these times, have prompted Hollywood film makers to seek franker treatment of homosexuality. "The Fox" promises to be one of the most outspoken - of the new films. The Warner Brothers- Seven Arts release features Sandy Dennis as a girl in love with Anne Heywood. One scene features a kiss between the pair. their search for In new themes to treat on the screen, the film studios may be overlooking one question: Will homosexual subjects sell to the mass audience? Whereas underground films about homosexuals have prospered in New York, San Francisco and Hollywood, their box- office appeal has proved negligible in most other cities. The producers are faced by a hard economic fact: Homosexual films offer no chance to recover costs by sales to television, at least not under present standards of broadcasting. EXTENDS PROTECTION WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson today signed legislation extending Secret Service protection for Mrs. John F. Kennedy, widow of the late president, and her two children until March 1, 1969. Symbol Of Peace . . . soars skyward in Hiroshima, Japan. The Peace Clock Tower, donated by the city's Rijo Lions Club, stands near the bombed- out World Peace Memorial, background, and will chime every day at 8:16 a.m., the exact time the atomic bomb flashed over the city Aug. 6, 1945. DIAMOND FOR DOUGHBOY LOUISVILLE (AP) - Mrs. Jeanette Waiters searched for weeks for the diamond engagement ring she had lost. Finally, she wrote her husband, in Vietnam, explaining her despair. Back came a letter from Waiters who said he had found the ring in a box of cookies she had forwarded. He enclosed the ring and this note: "I wish you had come along with the ring." Romney's Chances Seem Dim By JAMES MARLOW <AP News Analyst) WASHINGTON (AP) George Romney, the onetime auto-maker, is going to have to patch up his old car or build a brand new one if he hopes for a chance among other Republicans racing for the GOP presidential nomination. The Michigan governor proved he thinks he has a chance by formally announcing his candidacy last week. He was the second Republican to do so. Earlier last week Harold Stassen, who never takes no for an answer, also announced. But the candidate - image Romney has been presenting incessantly but informally for many months looks a little dilapidated in the public opinion polls. At one time they-showed him leading all his party's would-be candidates. Over the weekend the Gallup poll showed former Vice President Richard M. Nixon leading with 42 per cent, New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller second with 15 per cent, and Romney third with 14 per cent. ' This might seem a little discouraging to anyone but Rom ney for while he has been run ning around like a man with an 8-cylinder engine, feeling pulses and seeking support, Rockefel er has steadily insisted he doesn't want the nomination. Romney has put four kinds of nails in his tires: By contradict- ng himself,' his vagueness on national issues, being insuffi- cently informed on them, and ay boners, like saying U.S. officials "brainwashed" him in Vietnam. The vagueness was conspicuous Saturday when he made his announcement. He hardly said anything more specific than, 'One who aspires to the presidency should be confident he :an be useful and capable of providing the needed leadership." Then Sunday he was questioned by newsmen when he appeared on CBS television's 'Face the Nation." He started out saying he thought he could do better than President Johnson in finding-a solution to the Vietnamese war. After that he didn't have an easy time with the newsmen who wanted to find out why he thought so. He was reminded there has been a lot of caustic doubt about his ability to-rise and shine in the presidency. Romney replied that if anyone checked hs statements on Vietnam, all the way back, he would find the governor had been consistent except when "I stated frankly...that I had changed my mind." / But he hadn't been consistent. reversing himself was perhaps the most conspicuous feature of his statements. He said on Sept. 4 he had changed his mind and has said little since. than some U.S. senators and professors that war protesters jnd draft-card burners will have little effect on Johnson's policies. Nor will they curb the urge for freedom by the people of Southeast Asia. In fact, there is increasing evidence that Moscow no long- er believes that the Communists can win the war in Vietnam. No rational man wants war, In my view, but historians Will surely agree one day that the battle of Vietnam has turned the tide of history in Southeast Asia in favor of freedom. End-of-Month Thousands of Toys Go to Vietnam By SALLY RYAN (Associated Tress Writer) NEW YORK (AP) - Barbie s off for Vietnam, along with Batman, Little Snoopy and a lost of other toys American children will find under the Christmas tree. A toy salesman on a one-man campaign, individual toy companies, charity organizations and GIs in Vietnam already have helped get toys to thou- iands of Vietnamese youngster for Tet Tan Sun, the Vietnamese new year. More are on the way. "Last year we donated a few toys to two orphanages in Vietnam, and from the letters of gratitude and the pictures of the children receiving the toys, we know how much good it can do, not only for these needy tots, but for the American image abroad," said H. H. Coords, president of Fisher-Price Toys, Inc., the preschool toy manufacturer in East Aurora, N.Y. This fall, 100,000 wagons and balls, wheelbarrows and balloons, dolls and games, have been donated to be distributed by the Marines as part of their civic action program. "I'm not a crusader or anything, but I thought it was right," said Jay Krotman, 31, the New York toy salesman who organized drive. * CLOSE-OUTS BUY NOW! Quantity Limited To Stock on Hand AMANA CHEST FREEZER $1OO 1—19-Ft Was $289—NOW • * W CHEST FREEZER 1—23-Ft. G. E _ Was $319—NOW Refrigerator-Freezer Comb. l_14-Ft. Amana Two Door Was $289—NOW 1—Turquoise G. E. DROP-IN RANGE Remote Controls Was $239.95—"NOW G. E. COLOR T. V. 1 —21" .Was $399—NOW ?299 BLACK and WHITE G. E. T. V. $lOfi 1—23" Was $239—NOW • ^W 1_30" G. E. ELECTRIC DELUXE RANGE $OOQ With Self-Cleaning Oven „._ Was $399—NOW ^^^ USED APPLIANCES 2—Used Square-Tub Maytag Conventional Washers $45 1-Dexter Conventional Washer $20 1-Used 11" Portable T. V $45 4-40" Electric Ranges $25 up 5-Refrigerators $25 up Heires Electric Co. Carroll, Iowa GOOD NEWS! 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