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Friday, April 4, 1969
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p •-' '* '" i Paris talks gains seen Continued from Page 1 of the NLF, or whether he was pointing beyond thfet to actual discussions. There was a report from Paris yesterday that such talks between Saigon and NLF representatives have in fact already begun. President Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers both have expressed their opinion that a peace formula would be more likely to come from secret negotiations than from public talks. But they have cautioned that secrecy is necessary if private negotiations are to be fruitful. Laird went further than any other top administration official in publicly stating that such talks are not only proceeding, but in his view are making headway. Asked to cooment on these remarks, State Department Press Officer Robert McCloskey said: "I would not confirm, deny or discuss the subject of private talks." He said the U.S. public did not lose patience with the Johnson administration in its eight months of talks in Paris, despite the lack of substantive agreement. "I think they will give us a few more months to try to reach a successful negotiated settlement in Paris." Laird dropped a veiled hint that the Nixon administration would not show endless patience with representatives of North Vietnam and the NLF. "I believe we should continue our efforts in Paris." he said. "I do not believe that we should pull away from the Paris talks at this time." He said "A reasonable length of time," should be devoted to trying to work out a settlement. What the administration might do if settlement proved elusive, he did not say. Some officials have suggested that if mutual troop withdrawals cannot be negotiated, the administration will move unilaterally to remove about 50,000 American troops this year as South Vietnamese forces assume an increasing role in the conduct of the war. Such a move would be designed, they say, to convince the American people that prospects in Vietnam were improving enough to lessen the burden on the United States, both in lives and dollars. This might buy more time to try for a negotiated settlement. A unilateral pullback, they say, might also force the Saigon government to spur efforts to expand and improve their military forces as well as to negotiate seriously for a political settlement with the National Liberation Front. More about Big4 begin Mideast talks Continued from Page 1 It said they based their approach on the U.N. Security Council's November 1967 resolution which calls for Arab recognition of Israel's right to exist and Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands occupied in the Midwest war of June 5-10, 1967. The communique said the four powers agreed "that the situation is serious and urgent, and must not be permitted to jeopardize international peace and security. They share a common concern to make urgent progress." Participating in addition to Berard were U.S. Ambassador Charles W. Yost, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jacob A. Malik and Lord Caradon, the British minister of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs. Although only one session had been planned for the first day, they met for almost two hours in the afternoon after a 2%-hour morning session. The extra session was considered an encouraging sign. Strict secrecy shrouded the talks, aimed at reaching agreement on proposals to be relayed to Israel and the Arabs through Jarring. Doomsayers predict day Californians divided on quake By DONALD H. HARRISON Associated Press LOS ANGELES - California is still here. "It doesn't even look like earthquake weather," goes the currently most popular gag in the nation's most populous state. The correct way to deliver the line is after stepping out of your office or home or car and looking up at cloudless skies. The weather has been beautiful.. .not even a sniff of smog. Right now, among the doomsayers, Good Friday is THE DAY. If they're right, a Related Story, Page 12 giant earthquake will shake the state into the Pacific Ocean. Some hedge that a bit: the state will be split in two, from San Francisco to the Gulf of California, creating a giant island that also will include Los Angeles, San Diego and Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Doomsayers have picked other days in April, but several settled on Good Friday because that was the day a big earthquake rattled Alaska five years ago. Some folks, of course.are concerned. William Frank, Los Angeles Civil Defense coordinator, says callers mainly fall into the category of "hysterical" or "concerned" citizens. He says the hysterical callers, 75 per cent of them women, brush aside soothing words and demand to know "who's behind the plot to suppress information of the earthquake." Those he classes as "concerned" citizens "seem embarrassed and frequently they say they're not calling for themselves but for a friend." Frank and officials at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, a noted earthquake research center, receive hundreds of calls. They explain that earthquakes can't be predicted, there may be a major quake in the state some time but there is no basis for believing April is a month of doom. "That satisfies most of them," a Caltech spokesman said, "but others still demand to know the exact time and date it will happen." In San Francisco, Mayor Joseph Alioto is so unimpressed by the prophesies of doom that he's scheduled an antiquake celebration on April 18. The celebration also will commemorate a real quake, the one that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906, and "will show the city doesn't take much stock in these dire predictions," an Alioto aide said. 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WILSON Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - Russia has been doing what looks like some fancy target shooting in outer space — perhaps with the idea of developing a system for knocking down American satellites in wartime. The Clues show up in the U.S. government's "Satellite Situation Report" which keeps track of the objects which radar — but not the human eye — can see whirling around the earth. The space log suggests that two Soviet space vehicles, Cosmos 249 and 252, blew up while making a pass at a target satellite orbiting some 300 miles above the earth. The non-nuclear explosions could have been designed to test the practicality of destroying another nation's observation or communications in a crisis situation. The United States, against the possibility there may be a silent war in space someday, has been quietly working on non-nuclear explosives for such a purpose. What makes Cosmos 249 and 252 now look like more than just satellite inspectors is the fact that the space Jog shows they both blew up in lots of little pieces. The "target" satellite, if the exercise was indeed to test satellite inspection and destruction, apparently stayed intact. Designated Cosmos 248, it crossed above the equator at almost the identical angle as the hunger vehicles, 62.2 degrees. All three vehicles were launched from Russia's Tyur- atam space center. Their minuet took place between Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, but the radar profile was not published until recently. Hie Arizona Republic We Ship ! Anywhere 1 kA CLOSING SALE! 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