Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 4, 1963 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 4, 1963
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PAGE EIGHT ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 19B3 In Viet Nam FORTY ODD By Peg Bracken and Rod Lull Nh u is Power Behind Throne STRONGMAN Ngo Dinh Nhu is posisbly the most powerful figure in South Viet Nam. Nhu dominates his older brother, President Ngo Dinh Diem. (AP Wirephoto) An AP News-Picture Package likes to play the typically Ameri By ROY ESSOYAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —Ngo Dinh Nhu, the man behind the throne in South Viet Nam, lamented recently that "if anybody's oppressed in this country, it's the government." can role of fond husband and boy ish father. Americans Naive Americans, Nhu says, are naive They are "intoxicated"—a favor ite phrase of his—and misinformed by the press. He says A month later, Nhu persuaded I Americans don't understanc his brother, President Ngo Dinh Asians or Communists. Diem, to declare marital law while Nhu personally ordered troops and his own security police to storm pagodas and break the back of a Buddhist opposition movement that family regime. threatened the Nhu is reported to have said he would make a deal with his country's arch enemy, Communist North Viet Nam, before he would bow to American pressure. He has repeatediy indicated he has contacts with North Viet Nam. In the wake of this crackdown j when a coup appeared threatening last month, Nhu was reported to have said he would order Saigon razed if any attempt were made to overthrow his family's regime. Where Diem is still generally | respected, Nhu is widely disliked, even hated, by Vietnamese who blame him for the government's authoritarian rule. Nhu knows it. An American who knows him well says, "He is extremely intelligent, even brilliant, but he shows symptoms of irrationality." Another; more outspoken, says: "Nhu's ideas and philosophy are basically nuts, but if you accept them he makes the rest of it sound beautifully logical." Nhu once complained that he and his family "cannot speak out too much in our own defense. "He hinted darkly that, if they did, they would expose American machinations that would embarrass "our American friends." 'Gagged' "We feel gagged, as if we had a strip of adhesive tape across our lips," he said. Few Americans consider Nhu gagged. He is a persuasive and exhausting talker. He talks for hours as does Diem. Many Americans exposed to Nhu say the experience was fascinating—but when it was over they were baffled. Nhu's pet subject is "personal- ism," a bewildering mixture ol Catholicism, Buddhism and French existentialism, which he says is his basic formula for government. The Research Institute of America, a U.S. business advisory or ganization, said last month Nhu had "all but paralyzed the Cabinet and runs the secret apparatus like the Communist party, loyal two weeks ago, Nhu emerged as possibly the most powerful — and most hated — figure in South Viet Nam. He has dominated his brother Diem since their youth, although Diem at 62 is 10 years his senior. Nhu likes to tell visitors that he is a much misunderstood man. His is a many-faceted personality —mild-mannered, soft-spoken and tough. Two Approaches Discussing the danger of a possible attempt to overthrow the government, Nhu told a group of military leaders last month there were only two ways of handling a coup—"You smash it like an egg before it is hatched or you join it and exploit it." Nhu is violently anti-Communist. He has said the only solution for the Red China problem is to atom-bomb Peking. But an American who has known him for years says Nhu is captivated by Communist techniques and successes. Communist expressions such as "revisionism" often creep into his conversation. One of his pet projects is a regular Friday afternoon "self- criticism" session, a Marxist-type confessional for military men and civil servants. It is aimed, Nhu says, at "sweeping all rotten elements out of the government machinery in order to build a happy, equal and free society." Nhu has a great regard for U.S. industrial and mechanical ingenuity. But he makes no secret of his contempt for American democratic and political processes. Nhu's favorite headgear for relaxing outdoors is a baseball cap. He also favors American sport shirts and casual sweaters. He AT GIBSON Jewelry & Gift LOWEST PRICES ON: Six Diamond Ring Set $69.50 Typewriters, Precision built $59.50 Keystone Movie Camera $39.50 Bulova 17 Jewel Watches $29.50 Sewing Machines $59.50 Stainless Steel Silverware (70 pcs.) $17.85 2 PC. 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Criticism Nhu has occasionally criticized the president as too mild or too weak, but no one outside the family circle has heard Diem criticize Nhu. According to recent Washington speculation, the United States would like to see Nhu removed from power and his policies abandoned. But many knowledgeable sources in Saigon see little hope that the United States or anyone else can drive a wedge between the two brothers. Another powerful influence in the palace—some say possibly even more powerful than Nhu—is Nhu's outspoken wife. Diem is a bachelor, and Mrs. Nhu is official hostess and first lady. She is an influential deputy to the National Assembly, head of the nttionwide paramilitary Women's Solidarity Movement, woman for South Viet critic of the United States. Due to some of her more pungent remarks—she recently referred to a Buddhist monk's sacrificial suicide by fire as a "barbecue"—Mrs. Nhu is far better known abroad than her publicity- shy husband. Many here think Nhu uses his the leading spokeswomen's rights in Nam and a biting 'They call it a 'jolly-go-round'. Frank bought it to keep the grandchildren happy." Pattern Fitting Classes Planned for Homemakers JERSEYVILLE — Marjorie Mead, clothing specialist at the University of Illinois, will give "Pattern Fitting" lessons at the Farm Bureau Building Sept. 11 and 25 and Oct. 9 in place of the tailoring lessons heretofore announced for members of the Jersey County Homemakers Extension Service. The tailoring lessons will be given in January and February. Classes for pattern fitting are limited to 25 or 30 women. This is necessary because the meetings are handled in workshop fashion and time does not permit enough individual attention with a large group. Reservations should be made immediately. The lessons will be in session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour lunch break. A craft day will be held at the Farm. Bureau Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. when hot dish mats will be made. Supplies will be available for any one wishing to make the mats. In the afternoon a hat demonstration will be given and two women from each unit should be present to watch the demonstration. If there is sufficient interest displayed a hat lesson will be given at the next Craft Day event. Relief Corps to Meet JERSEYVILLE — The Wom-| an's Relief Corps will hold its : meeting on Sept. 11. It had prev-j iously been announced that the! date would be changed as the district meeting was to be held on Sept. 11. This information was in error and it has been learned the district meeting will occur later. The Sept. 11 meeting will be in Chapman Hall with a potluck dinner and silent auction as features. Wolf Killed By Motorist Near Grafton JERSEYVILLE - G o o r g e Gardner of Jerspyville killed a wolf about 6:15 a.m. Labor Day while en route (o his work al the Nugent & Schpanski Orchard. The wolf ran into the road in front of Gardner's car on Rte. 109 and was killed. Gardner brought the carcass to (he police in JtTseyville for verification, and then took it to the office of County Clerk Linda Crotchett where he collected a bounty of $10 allowed for a wolf scalp. This is the first wolf killed in Jersey County for several years and is the first one on which bounty has been paid during the administration County Clerk. of the Persons present in the Grafton vicinity had previously reported seeing a wolf in that area. Records of 4-H Clubs Review For Awards JERSEYVILLE — The 4-H Club season in Jersey County has been completed and the girls have turned in their records. Club leaders and members of the county committee have scored the records and the final job of selecting the County Award winners has been completed. Announcement of the winners will not be made until Achievement. Night program in November. Announce Birth of Girl JERSEYVILLE — Local relatives have received announcement of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Holmes of Garland, Tex., at 9 p.m. Aug. 30 in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. The baby has been named Beverly Jean and she weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces. She is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hanes of Jerseyville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Holmes Sr. of Witt, 111. Mrs. Holmes was formerly Miss Katherine Hanes of Jerseyville. Other children in the family are: Mary Kay 15, Paul Jeffrey 13, Charles Gordon 8 and Sandra Ann 5. Delhi Club to Meet JERSEYVILLE — The Delhi Community Club will hold its first meeting of the fall term at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the school. At this time plans for drawing Secret Pals for the coming year will be made arid other projects discussed. District Meeting Set JERSEYVILLE - The fall district meeting for members of Homemakers Extension Service will be held here this year on SIU Will Offer Courses In Traffic Management EDWARDSVILLE. — Southern Illinois University will offer seven credit and two non-credit certificate courses in its traffic management program at East St. Louis and Alton during the coming quarter, according to E. R. Casstevens, supervisor of the industrial and technical programs. The program is designed to prepare candidates for an examination leading to certification by the American Society for Traffic and Transportation, to furnish complete working knowledge of interstate commerce law and to prepare for ICC practitioners examination and provide persons engaged in transportation with Sept. 27 at the Methodist Church. Registration starts al 9:15 a.m. with a coffee hour. Luncheon reservations are due in the office by Sept. 20. All units should be preparing for the Christmas fair to be held Oct. 18 at the Farm Bureau from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Units participating are requested to bring the patterns along with the articles they are displaying. Lunch will be served by the Homemakers Extension Council. information and skills to improve performance. Registration f( r credit courses will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, S a.m. to 8 p.m. at both centers. Credit classes will begin Sept. 15 at both centers. Persons wishing to enroll in credit courses should make application immediately at the registrar's office at Alton, East St. Louis or Edwardsville. Registration for non-credit certificate courses will be Sept. 10 at East St. Louis only from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Credit courses offered are: transportation, introduction to business administration, American government, principles of marketing, survey of economic principles, economic principles and problems and business organization and management. 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