Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 2, 1964 · Page 11
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 11

Redlands, California
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Thursday, April 2, 1964
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Russia threatening to wreck United Nations By BRUCE W. MUNN UniM Press lnfcmation«I UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (UPI)—Russia is threatening! again to wreck the United Nations. The Soviet Union owes" the cow's total deht for peace is $61,073,934. The 11 Soviet bloc countries, including Cuba, owe $70,805,569 for the peace-Icceping operations. Now Moscow says that any attempt to use U.N. charter! United Nations — in its own procedures designed to make, name—352,623,137 for the peace- j delinquents pay UD is the ac-i keeping operaUons in the Congo! tion "of those who do not care and in the Middle East. Withjfor the United Nations and who the accounts of Byelorussia and do not take into account the the Ukraine,- which are parts ofi the Soviet Union, added in, Mos- prospectives (sic) of its breakup as the result of such actions. At first glance, the constitu tional position appears simple. Article 19 of the charter pro\-ides that a member in arrears the equivalent of its assess ments for the preceding two full years "shall have no vote" in the General Assembly. The wording is mandatory. Costs Art Assessible The world court reinforced Article 19 two years ago in an advisory opinion that peacekeeping costs are assessable against all members in the same manner as the regular operating budget of the world organization. But the Russians also have a legal leg, however shaky, under them. They contend that since the charter gave responsibility for the maintenance of peace to the Security Council, only that 11-nation group—in which the Soviet Union has a veto — can initiate peace-keepmg actions and the means of financing them. The Middle East V2i. Force (UNEF) was esUblished by the General Assembly; the Congo operation was initiated by the council. But the assembly set up financial arrangements for both. The United States has served notice it will insist on applica- ,tion of Article 19 at the first I meeting of the ne.\t assembly I session, now expected to open I Nov. 10. Doubt Strict Appliance Fear that such action would lead Russia to withdraw from the organization has given other members pause, and there is serious doubt whether the as sembly would endorse strictap- plication of Article 19. Russia tried to break up the U.N. in 1950, when it walked out| until Red China is admitted. It walked back seven months laterj after the Korean war started. It tried again in 1960, demanding a "troika" administration to replace Secretary General Dag' Hammarskjold. It backed down in the election of U Thant as Hammarskjolds successor. It tried a third time two I Redlands Daily Facts Tnurs.. April 2, 1964 - 11 MAUREEN SIGNED HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Maureen O'Hara-has been signed by Jack L. Warner for the starring role of a philandering English housewife in "The Battle of the Villa Fiorita," to be filmed m Europe. years ago when it sought to cut off any further money for the Congo operation, a move that mustered only the 11 Soviet bloc votes. Hello... I'd like to speak to Mr. Fox NEW YORK (UPI) - Of the 4.173 telephone calls received by the Bronx Zoo Wednesday, 3.6S2 were on the "April Fool" variety. They included 642 for Mr. Lion, 377 for Mr. Fox and 354 for Mr. Wolf. adjustable ironing table Adi 't /stabfe 23" to- 36" and self levels to floor. Folds for sforoge. Reg. 4.95 . COVER & PAD 57*

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