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THE WEATHER TtglfU - Continued cold THE TIMES RECORD FINAL EDITION yffl" TROY, N. Y., MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29, 1965 34 PAGES strSir' PRICE SEVEN CENTS U.S. To Increase Viet Nam Forces Britain, Russ LBJ Me Interes JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (A bring pressure to bear against profits being rung up by the n interest rates. · If he his found no way to curb the money changers in his tern pie of economic stability, the President is ready to give them · hard time about the mounting interest rates they are charging the government when it is forced, as it is continually, to borrow more and more money His first move in the direction of easier money could come in the naming of a new member to replace C. Canby Balderston expected to retire about Jan. 1 from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. However, William McChesney Martin, the Federal Reserve Board chairman whom critics hive blamed for high interesl rates, still has more than four years to go on his present 14- year term. A proposal by the late President John F. Kennedy to make the chairman's term coincide with a presidential term went nowhere in Congress, and the Johnson administration has no plans to revive it. The board is maintaining a 4 per cent rediscount rate at this point which tends to boost interest charged by banks and other lending institutions. The White House has figured out that the cost of short-term borrowing by the Treasury has fone up 72 per cent since 1961. In that year the Treasury was renting money for an average of 2.378 per cent interesl; this month, the rate has been 4.097 per cent. Long-term Treasury bonds cost the government about 12 per cent more than in 1961, because of an increase in the average interest rate from 3.90 per cent to 4.35 per cent. Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler, in a speech at New Orleans last night, said any further increase in interest rates as a brake against possible inflation growing out of the long economic boom would be "premature and unwise." As he did in the controversy over aluminum and copper prices, Johnson is staying in the background of the campaign to ease the increased borrowing costs which Budget Bureau experts ay will add about $400 million this year to the January estimate of $11.1 billion interest charges on the national debt. This is one of several reasons given by White House officials to explain why the new budget Johnson will send to Congress (Continued on Page 8) f osf Hit By Heavy Snowfo// 1JT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow continued piling up today along the eastern and southeastern shores of the Great Lakes while freezing temperatures were reported from the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians. -At Conneaut, Ohio, 60 miles northeast of Cleveland, nearly a foot of snow had fallen. Other cities with heavy accumulations were Erie, Pa., and Buffalo, N.Y., both with eight inches, and Grand Rapids and Traverse City, Mich., with seven inches. Thi U.S. Weather Bureau described the snowfall as a seasonal phenomenon, resulting from arctic air passing over the warmer lake waters. · The northern Plains again today experienced morning temperatures near the zero mark. Aberdeen, S.D., reported the early morning low, 3 degrees. The early morning high was 72 at Key Wast, Fla. Parti of the Gulf states were dampened by rain showers. The Far West had mostly clear skies. eMIAWHS SYWSra/h 1 22 jfe 1 llflBJlli ^BcoSMn-^S^ ay Curb t Rates P)-- President Johnson hopes to what he believes are unjustified ation's lenders from overly high Britain May Send Force To Zambia LONDON (AP) --Prime Mm ister Harold Wilson held an emergency meeting of his Cabi net today amid reports Britain was ready to ·send a Royal Air Force squadron lo Zambia bor dering rebellious Rhodesia. The meeting lasted VA hours. It was called suddenly after a midnight meeting of ministers, directly concerned with the Rhodesia crisis, broke up. Wilson has shown wariness about sending British grounc brces to meel black-ruled Zambia's request for troops to pro- ect the Kariba Dam. The dam is jointly operated with Rhodesia and is the main source of power 'or Zambia's huge copper mines. Sources said Britain would send a token RAF reconnaissance squadron to patrol the dam and its power lines. The question' of troops for Zambia threatened to split the ragile unity British political larties have maintained in face of Rhodesia's seizure of inde- lendence. Zambia's demand was irought to Wilson last night y Malcolm MacDonald, Britain's special representative in east and central Africa. Some sources said the demand amounted to an ultima- urn from Zambia's President Ccnnelh Kaunda to seek aid rom other countries if Britain didn't send him troops. Sabo- eurs knocked out the power line (Continued on Page 8) 602 Killed In Holiday Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thanksgiving cheer changed o grief for many as the 102- lour holiday weekend ended at nidnight with a record number of persons killed on the nation's lighways. The final count was 602. The previous high for a Thanksgiving weekend was 554, e:orded last year. The leader among the 50 talcs and the Dislricl of Columbia was New York with 40 dead. The next highest counts vere logged in California and Texas, both wilh 35 dead. The Associalcd Press lally larled at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Although most' of the traffic deaths were single fatalities, scatlered multiple-death accidents helped boost the final count. A collision yesterday resulted n Hie dealh of three members of a Norman, Okla., family and a cen-age girl riding in (heir aulo as Ihey drove lo church. Three icrsons were seriously injured n Ihe mishap. A collision Saturday near Radcliff, Ky., killed two brothers and Ihcir sislcr on their way o the funrrs! of a relative. Three persons losl their lives Thanksgiving night near Punta Gorda, Fla., in a head-on collision. The same day near Dayton, Tex., five persons were killed in a crash. Snow made driving conditions lazardous in some parts of the nalion over the weekend. Traffic fatalities over a four- day Thanksgiving weekend have ranged from a low of 442 in 1960 lo this year's new high. Retired College President Dies MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) -- Dr. Donald ,1. Cowling, 85 retired presidenl of Carlcton College, Norlhficld, Minn., died Saturday. He became Ihe college's president in 1909 when he was only 28 and served until his retirement in 1945. Cowling was born in Cornwall, England. ia Discuss Nuclear Arms Curbs Foreign Secretary Michae Stew..rt arrived in Moscow to day for talks with Soviet leaders on Viet Nam and the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. The Communist party organ Pravda said it hoped Stewart's four-day visit would contribute "to the normalization of the international situation." But Brit ish sources here held little hope of major results. Accompanied by Lord Chal font, Britain's minister for dis armament, Stewart was sched uled to meet with Soviet For eign Minister Andrei Gromyko tomorrow. Stewart also was ex pected to meet with Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and Commu nist party Secretary Leonid I Brezhnev. Seeks Treaty Price The result of the talk's will be a main topic when British Prime Minister Harold Wilson meets with President Johnson in the United States next month. Observers said Stewart woulc try to get a clearer idea of the Soviet price for a treaty to stop the spread of nuclear arms. The Soviets have said no agreemenl is possible unless the United States abandons its proposal for a multilateral nuclear force for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Soviet Union maintains this would give West Germany access to nuclear arms. There have been signs of American and British flexibility on the touchy question. Britain has indicated it considers a nonproiiferation agreement more important than a NATO nuclear force. Proposed Consultation The United States has pro- msed a consultation committee hat would give other Atlantic alliance nations some participa- ion in nuclear policy. Some observers say the committee proposal could provide a compromise between the West German desire for a greater voice in nuclear policy and the Soviet de- nand that no German finger ouch the nuclear trigger. The aU.osphere for Stewart's mission was improved some- vhat by a front-page article today in Pravda, the Soviet Com- nunist party paper, welcoming lim with a friendly comment. "The Soviet people express he hope," Pravda «a!d, "that lie. . . talks will be a further step toward the strengthening of friendly relations between the icoplcs of the Soviet Union and 3reat Britain." On the Viet Nam question, observers said Stewart might propose that Britain and the soviet. Union reconvene the Geneva conference which met n 1954 to end the French-Indochina war. Britain and the Soviet Union are cochairmen of he conference. 1 But British sources in Moscow did not see much hope for another Geneva meeting in the icar future. Brezhnev said recently that Soviet relations with Britain were "greatly impeded" by Britain's support of. U.S. policy in Viet Nam among other policies. U.S. officials in Washington were expected to watch the Stewart talks for any sign of a change in the Communist posi- ion on Viet Nam. Storms Lash Italian Coast ROME (AP)-- Storms lashed he Italian coast today for the sixth day, keeping shipping double-anchored in ports and vrecking beach resort cabins. Anchor chains snapped on ight freighters in Naples Harbor, and crews struggled to keep the ships off the rocks. Waves splashed over coastal lighways around the city. Beach facilities were wrecked at Marina di Pisa, the shore resort of the leaning tower city, firemen trying to save furnishings in the waterfront building narrowly escaped being swept out to sea by high waves. The storms at sea were easing to the north. Heavy snowfall was reported in the Alps. Two Navy Fliers Killed In Crash NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Two naval aviators were lost Friday when their Phamlon It jet fighter crashed in the Mediterranean while operating from the aircraft carrier Forrestal, the Navy reported today. The officers were Lt. Cmdr. John P. Manfredi, husband of Mrs. Theresa Manfredi, of Virginia Beach, Va., and son of Mr. and Mrs. Literto Manfredi of Brooklyn, and Ens. John E. Lee, son of Brig. Gen. and Mrs. D. Preston Ln, of Wilmington, Del. Washington March Not Convincing WASHINGTON (AP) - A leader of the weekend peace march on Washington, in which thousands protested American involvement in the Viet Nam war, said today that "a demon stration doesn't convince any body." Despile this, Sanford Gottlieb said i 11 a telephone interview more demonstrations are being considered by the Nationa Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy -SANE. Gottlieb is political aclion director of SANE, which spon sored Saturday's march am picketing of the White House in protest of U.S. policies in Vie' Nam. March officials estimate: the turnout at 40,000 to 50,000; police placed it at 25,000. "We were definitely pleased with the turnout," Gottlieb said "despite the bus drivers' who wouldn't drive people from New York and also from Baltimore." Not Convincing Future marches are be ng considered, he said, because "at a time when a dramatic event is needed to publicize your point of view, there's nothing like a large demonstration. "But a demonstration doesn't convince anybody," Gotllieb said. March leaders issued a Icaflcl during the protest tilled "Whal 0 Do Next." SANE advised protesters to write letters to newspapers, support politicians who favor a peaceful solution to he war and urge clergymen to discuss the moral issues of the Viet Nam battle. "None of us lias any illusions about the effect 'of any single march or even about marches as a form of action," Gottlieb aid. To get results, recommendations such as offered in he leaflet "must be carried out week by \.eefc." Urge End To Bombing The SANE marchers carried signs urging an end to bombing n Viet Nam and negotialed set- lenient of the war. They were olned by more dissident [roups', Including one carrying he gold-starred flag of Ihe Viel Cong Communist guerrillas. March leaders had arranged or protesters carrying American flags to quickly surround he Viet Cong Banners. Despite his, some of the 13 arresls dur- ng Ihe march were prompted ly the Communist flags. At one point, two men were arrested by police after wres- ling a Viet Cong flag to the ;round. "There are people ying over there and you lei liem fly that thing," said one as police led him away. The bulk of the protesters, lowever, were well-dressed, ;uiet and good-humored. Col. Nasmith Dies, Inventor Of Gas Mask TORONTO ( A P ) -- Col. George G. Nasmilh, 88, inventor f a gas mask during World War I, died yeslerday after a cnglhy illness. He was serving as a water purification expert with Canadian forces in 1915 when the German army used hlorine gas near Yprcs. Nasmith devised a gas mask he de- cribcd as a "simple little pad aluratcd with hypochloritc of oda which we fitted over our mouths and wore to counteracl hlorine gas." American Bish Religious Liber VATICAN CITY (AP) - Roman Calh.'.ic bishops from Ihe United States are satisfied that hey have made significant con- ribulions lo Ihe Church renewal aunchcd by the Vatican Ecumenical Council. Many of the U.S. bishops feel American prelates have been among the most influential in gelling the worldwide assembly of bishops lo approve, at its current session, a declaration on religious liberty and a decree declaring the Jews as a whole are not to blame for the cruc - ixion of Christ. During the first council session in 1962, the Americans were Isrgely quiet, seemingly more inlent on lislening lo the debates than in joining in. Some council observers jokingly re- erred (o the Americans as the 'Church of Silence," the term usually applied to the Church in Communist lands. "'·PPil^MIll nm FflBp I2K LONG WAR -- Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, left South Viet Nam, Henry Cabot Lodge, during brief press con and tells newsmen, "the decision of the Viet Cong to stand an lo carry on the conflict. II leads lo one con elusion-- it will! conference McNamara departed for Washington. (AP Wire LBJ Finds Activities "Bit Tiring" JOHNSON CITY, Tex. ( A P ) -- Presidenl Johnson was up before dawn loday bul became ired and went back to bed to rest, the White House reporlcd. Joseph Lailin, assistant press secretary said J o h n s o n , still recuperating from his Ocl. 8 gall bladder-kidney slone opera- lion, found his activities yesterday "a bit tiring." These activities included a flying trip to Houston for the windup of evangelist Billy Graham's 10-day crusade and some campaign-slylc handshaking al Ihe airporl. Lailin, slrcssing he was merely relating Johnson's activities of the day and not giving a health report, said Johnson gol in considerable work before returning to bed before noon. Among other things, Lailin reported, Johnson had a long conference wilh press secretary Bill D. Moycrs, llicn wenl lo Ihe airstrip al Hie ranch to see Moy- crs and daughter Luci off lo Washington. Without going into details, Lailin said Johnson lold Mjyers to look into various mailers, including some affccling Ihe Treasury and Agricullure departments. Johnson also read a report from Secretary of Agriculture Orvillc L. Freeman on the recent conference in Rome of the United Nations Food and. Agriculture Organization, Laitin said. He added that Johnson will see Freeman in Ihe near fulure, either at the ranch or in Washington. Johnson invited Mayor Theodore R. McKcldin of Baltimore, who was in San Antonio, to drop in for a social visit. Executive Dies CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -Albert W. Schulte, 62, a vice president and general manager of Ihe Union Bag Camp Paper Corp., New York Cily, died yes- lerday. Schulls was appoinled vice president and general manager of the container division in 1903. ops Backed ty Decree In the last two sessions of the council Ihe Americans have spoken up frequently, often in favor of documents backed by the council's progressive* majorily. Al Ihis concluding session of lha council, which ends Dec. S, Ihe Americans made Ihcir weight fell from Ihe slart. Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York was Ihe firsl prelale lo speak when Ihe council returned lo work in Seplember. He defended religious liberty as a basic righl, saying Calholics and non-CalhoIics alike could accept the council's declaration on thai subjecl. Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston backed tiim. Joseph Cardinal Ritler of St. Louis, Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan of Atlanta, Ga., and Auxiliary Bishop Charles G. Maloney of Louisville, Ky., also spoke up (Continued m Page 8) Boy, 15, Held In Slaying GREENFIELD, Mass. (API- Police held a 15-year-old boy today in the shotgun slaying ol Ills slep-falher afler a family quarrel. The boy was idenlificd as Paul Benz. He was charged wilh delinquency by reason ol murder. Police said Ihe victim was Abel Parcnl, 53. Parent was shot lo dealh in his bed by a blast from a shotgun he had given the boy two weeks ago. Police said the shooting occurred shortly atler an argu- mcnl bctwcn Parcnl and his wife, Doris, the boy's molhcr. Two New Safe///fes Launched VANDENHERG AIR FORCE BASK, Calif. (AP) -- Two new satellites -- the Canadian Al- ouellc 2 and Ihe American Explorer 31 -- raced sidc-by-side through space loday, placed in orbit by a single booster. A spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tralions aid inilial dala from lasl night's launch at this West Coast base indicated that Ihe salellilcs reached a near icrfccl orbit; The spokesman said the satcl- iles will circle the earth once every two hours and four minutes, reaching an apogee or ilgh point of 1,980 miles and a icrigce or low point of 315 miles above the earth. The double launch went off at 8:48 p.m. atop a Thor-Agena B rocket combination. The satellites were the second n a series of five Alouctle salcl- ile vehicles developed by Ihe Canadian Defence Board and NASA's Direcl Measuremcnls Explorer. The program, firsl of a Iwo- country cfforl called Inlerna- ional Calelliles for Ionospheric Studies, has been dubbed ISIS-X or short. Scientists are hopeful that the crafl will relay informalion lo earth enabling icientisls to predict and overcome effects of storms in the ionosphere. Occasionally radialion from Ihe sun disrupts Ihe ionosphere, causing communicalions blackosls. Former Sports Editor, 71, Dies BROOKFIELD CENTER, Conn. (AP)-- Slanley Woodward, former sports edilor of the New York Herald Tribune, died early oday after a long illness. He vas 71 years old. of the Herald Tribune from 1937 to 1948. Later, he held the same litle with the Miami News urned to the Heruld Tribune in ;959 and retired three years atcr. Woodward was considered one of the nation's foremost football writers. He played football at Amhcrst. Survivors include his widow, Kslher Rice Woodward; two daughters, six grandchildren and two sisters. ·p^^Y^^r^t EBp - ^a^a^aV .- .- ' ··'·'" ^^m-;: j · -·» ,\? -,,_\ ",,'·-' · K ^' ; - 'V^-V-^'l-^V A ^ ·· .. ^ l w . , ^ ^ ,* ·. t ..··*·.·.::.·,.- .. //.:'·/·. , sits with our ambassador to ference today at Saigon airport d fight expresses their decision e a long war." After the news photo by cable from Saigon) Australian Press Raps Fulbright SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -Sen. J. W. Fulbrighl, D-Ark. canceled a news conference lo day after coming under allacl in the Australian press for hi comments on Australia's contrib ulion lo (he Viel Nam war ef fort. The U.S. Informalion Agency attributed (lie cancellation lo a crowded schedule on the las day of Fulbright's visit to Aus tralia en route to the Common wealth Parliamentary Associa lion conference in Wellington New Zealand. Fulbright, chairman of th Senate Foreign Relations Com miltce. conimcnlcd that he hue one meeting with Australia rcporlcrs and Ihal was enough On his arrival in Canberr Thursday, a newsman asket Fulbrighl if he thought the num bcr of Aussics fighting in South Viel Nam should be increased. Aflcr being lold Auslralia ha 1,000 men (here, Fulbright sak the number was very smal compared to the U.S. force o 165,000 men. Australians, who have los more t h a n a dozen men in Vie Mam, sharply criticized Ful aright for not knowing the size of the Australian contingent and interpreted his remarks as a deprecation of their country's effort. Fulbright r e p l i e d l a s nighl he knew Ihere were Aus .ralians in Viol Nam, but tha he did not know Ihe precise number and had been caughl by surprise when he slopped off his )lanc. Mansfield In Cambodia PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Mike Mansfield arrived loday for lalks vith Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia's chief of slalc. The Montana Democrat is the irst high-ranking U.S. official o visit Cambodia since Siha- nouk broke diplomalic relalions with Ihe United Stales May 3. Mansfield and four other senators are on a global fact-find- ng mission that included talks vith the Soviet leaders in the Cremlin. He arrived aboard a U.S. Air Force plane from Vicn- iane, capita] of neighboring j30S. The chief of Sihanouk's personal staff and Australian Am- assador Noel Sinclair Des- ehamps, who has been handling U.S. diplomatic inlercsts here since the break, welcomed Mans- icld. The prince planned » dinner for ttio senator tonight. Former Hitler A '_/ f\~ T*.!,*./ Aide On Trial VIENNA, Austria (AP)-- Robert Jan Verbelen, 54, former Belgian colonel in Hitler's Eb'te Guard, went on trial today hargcd with being an accom- !ice in the wartime murder of even Belgian resistance heroes. Verbelen pleaded innocent. H« aid he had only relayed orders rom the German military commander for Belgium. He faces a maximum sentence f life imprisonment if con- feted. McNamara Will Advise LBJ To Act SAIGON, South Viet Nam' AP) -- Secretary of Defense. Robert S. McNamara ended hit visit to Viet Nam today by declaring that the United Stain- would throw in as many fighting men as needed to wage the war against the Communists. McNamara told newsmen at he airport after his fact-finding our that his most dramatic mpression is that "Wt have stopped losing the war." He added, however, that the ncreased ferocity of Viet Con and North Vietnamese attack! in recent weeks indicated "» clear decision by Hanoi to esct- ate infiltration and raist th« level of the conflict." He said these acts must b« countered, adding: "The South Vietnamese government will further increase its military strength." Regiment Knocked Out On the eve of McNamari'i arrival, four Viet Cong battalions with North Vietnamese support troops handed the South Vietnamese one of their worst setbacks of the war. In in it- tack on troops holding an abandoned rubber plantation 45 miles northwest of Saigon, the Communists knocked out an entire government regiment ai an effective fighting force. A m e r i c a n advisers lisa perished. It was feared the casualties, when finally totaled, might bt the highest of the war to date. McNamara declined to speculate on the total U.S. forces that will be required but his comments heightened speculation that he will advise President Johnson to increase American ground forces in Viet Nam from 105,000 to 300,000 men and step up air attacks on the North Vietnamese jungle supply routes. Minimum Request! These were believed to be the minimum requests of U.S. military commanders during their la Iks with McNamari during his whirlwind lour. Before heading back to 'Washington McNamari madt a quick trip to U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division headquarters, in the central highlands 260 miles north of Saigon. He met some of the men who fought the Communists in the bitter la Drang Valley battle two weeks ago and flew over the battle scene. McNamara received firsthand briefings on the la Drang fighting, praised the division's achievements and said: "Without question there will be other air cavalry divisions formed." The air cavalry's 16,000 men rely on the division's more than 450 helicopters for speedy transport into combat. No significant ground action was reported today, but U.S. Air Force and Navy planes hammered Communist targets from the tip of South Viet Nam to north of Hanoi. A spokesman (Continued on Page 1) Freed GIs Reach Cambodia PHNON PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The Cambodian state radio nnounced today that two American soldiers freed by the Viet Cong have arrived in Cam- radia and been given transit visas. The broadcast said Sgt. George E. Smith of Chester, V.Va., and Spec. 5 Claude X, McClure of Chattanooga, Tenn., . ·urived at a frontier post yesterday and asked for visas lo pais hrough Cambodia on their way o the United Stales. The frontier post was not dcntified. The men had been prisoners f the Viet Cong since 1963. A Communist broadcast Saturday aid they were being freed to how the Viet Cong's good will oward the peace-loving Amerian people. 1 I Index Church Calendar IS Classified 31, 32, 33 Crossword Puzzle 25 Death Notices 17 Editorials IS Financial 30 Obituary 2» Record Pattern 14 Society 1* Sports Z«, 27, 2* Television-Radio 22 Theaters 11

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