The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 11, 1975 · Page 10
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 10

Provo, Utah
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Page 10-THE HERALD, Provo. Utah. Friday, April 11. 1975 Ford Speech Praised By World Officials By United Press International Government officials around the world today generally applauded President Ford's comments on the Middle East, Indochina and U.S.-European ties, but wondered if Congress would approve the nearly $1 billion in aid requested for South Vietnam. In Cambodia there was only dismay at Ford's statement that it was too late to help that country. An official statement issued in Phnom Penh said, "We are profoundly disappointed at the declaration of President Ford apropos aid to our country." It said Ford is shunting his responsibility and that Cambodia may have to look to some other great power for aid. A note of dissent came from a television political commentator on Taiwan, who said, "The United States which has long established itself as a paper tiger has further degraded itself to be a paper rabbit in the Vietnamese War." In London, British government figures welcomed Ford's renewed pledge Thursday night to America's European allies and his prediction of an early North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit meeting. They said privately, however, Ford appeared to have little hope of obtaining the additional $722 million in arms aid he asked from Congress for South Vietnam. They said also Ford appeared to have written off Cambodia. There was no official British government comment. A Fo- reign Office spokesman said, "It is not our custom to comment on such speeches." Other British government sources said, however, the President's renewegd pledge to Europe is certain to be welcomed The Peking government's official New China News Agency did not report the speech. It has not commented either on the latest developments in Indochina. South Korea newspapers headlined the speech, but there were neither official comments nor editorials. In Bangkok, a Thai government spokesman said, "If the Congress approves the military aid, it will probably help delay the capture of Saigon." He added that "the humanitarian aid is of course a good thing to do. " A senior Philippine official suggested convening a summit meeting among Asian leaders to discuss events in Indochina and their impact on regional security. In Cairo, Egyptian government officials welcomed Ford's reaffirmation of the American commitment to Middle East peace but said they want Washington to "put teeth" into the policy. Ford promised in his speech to pursue an Arab-Israeli peace settlement "on whatever course looks most promising." Officials said they saw the speech as "a reaffirmation of the American commitment to maintain and push the momentum for peace, and this is always welcome to Egypt. ' ' Thieu Encouraged by Ford Proposals for Viet Aid SAIGON (UPI) - A South Vietnamese government spokesman said today President Nguyen Van Thieu's government is encouraged by President Ford's new proposals for military and economic aid. Opposition politicians in Saigon said the aid was necessary but that they believed the U.S. government should put the emphasis on political negotiations to end the war. "The South Vietnamese people and army were very much encouraged by the reiteration of promises by the U.S. government to support its anti-Communist struggle," government spokesman Nguyen Quoc Cuong said in a written statement. "Once again these promises showed the continuation of the American foreign policy through the leadership of five presidents," Cuong said. "These promises will help the Vietnamese people and army to fight for their survival and to build up a life according to their desire for peace and freedom." Rep. Pham Duy Tue, chairman of the Lower House Finance Committee, said, "I hope the U.S. Congress will soon approve the request. This is the time for the Communists and those who did not like this government to realize that the South Vietnamese people want peace and democracy and they have to fight for them." Rep. Tran Van Tuyen, a prominent lawyer and critic of President Thieu, said, "I earnestly urge the U.S. government to make a parallel effort, along with its military and humanitarian aid, to call for a negotiated settlement of the war through diplomatic channels." Poll Notes Opposition To Military Assistance NEW YORK (UPI) -Americans oppose the resumption of military aid to South Vietnam and Cambodia by a 2-to-l margin, even if U.S. aid would avoid a bloodbath, according to a Harris poll. Trie poll, released Thursday, was conducted April 1-4. It found that 57 per cent of the Americans questioned disagree with President Ford and Gen. Frederick Weyand, Army Chief of Staff, that more U.S. military aid could save Saigon. Twenty-nine per cent said they favored continuation of military aid to both countries, and 14 per cent were undecided. The poll showed indicated little change in American attitude on the subject of military aid since the latest Communist offensives began three weeks ago. "The public is determined to resist President Ford's call for aid to our beleaguered allies, despite the present widespread television and newspaper coverage of killings, suffering and heartbreak in Vietnam and Cambodia," the poll concluded. "The American people seem to believe that neither country can be saved from communism and apparantly feel that the United States might end up having to send U.S. Troops to Vietnam again, which a 75-16 per cent majority opposes." The poll indicated, however, that reluctance to resupply Cambodia and Vietnam does not extend to America's commitments to its other allies. By a 44-43 per cent, a majority of Americans still recognize U.S. obligations to stand by its allies, even if it means "fighting limited wars where the chances of victory are slim." And 64 per cent feel the United States should continue to supply Israel with weapons. Shah of Iran Says Price Of Oil May Go Up Again TEHRAN (UPI) - The shah of Iran says oil prices may shoot up again unless the petroleum- exporting countries and the Western industrial powers settle their differences. Shah Mohammed Re/a Pah- levi warned of a new round of oil price hikes if exporters and consumers fail to reach an agreement at this summer's energy talks in Paris. "If there is not an understanding, what will happen is that the consumers will increase the price of their commodities, or keep up the rate of inflation," he said Wednesday in an exclusive interview. The shah, speaking in his Niavarran Palace, said the petroleum-exporting nations would then have "to defend ourselves by increasing the price of our oil." He said the four-fold increase in oil prices last year was responsible for only 2 per cent of the West's inflation, but industrial nations boosted the prices of exports to Iran by up to 300 per rent. The 55-year-old monarch of the world's second-largest oil- exporting nation was asked if Iran might demand payment in other currencies because of the dollar's current weakness. FIRST LADY Betty Ford, along with daughter Susan and son Jack, applauds President Ford as he arrives in the House Chamber to deliver his State of the World address to a joint session of Congress. UPI Telephoto Boos Greet AAilitary Aid Plan New Peace May Face Tough Go Try Seen Military Aid Plan WASHINGTON (UPI) Unusual displays of booing, hissing and expressions of disgust greeted President Ford's request for $722 million in military aid to South Vietnam and preservation of the Central Intelligence Agency as it is. Dozens of congressmen in the audience scribbled feverishly as Ford outlined his military aid request, but Rep. Toby Moffett, a freshman Democrat from Connecticut, waved his arm in a signal of disgust from the back row. He left shortly after that. A hiss was heard from the area of freshman Democrats in the back row where Moffett was sitting. Rep. Thomas Downey, D- N.Y., the youngest congressman at 25, shook his head in disgust and Rep. Bella Abzug, D-N.Y., mouthed a defiant, "No." When Ford asked for authority to send U.S. troops into South Vietnam to oversee evacuation of U.S. personnel and South Vietnamese who helped the United States, expressions of "Geez" and "Jesus" were heard. Rep. John Burton, D-Calif., gave a thumbs-up jerking motion. His brother, Phil, who heads the Democratic caucus, did not hide his expressions of anger. Rep. James Symington, D-Mo., shook his head in disgust. A loud boo was heard from the same area when Ford departed from his prepared text to say it would be catastrophic for Congress to destroy the usefulness of the CIA by dismantling it. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Congress, which was reluctant before^ to approve $300 million in emergency military aid for South Vietnam, will be even harder to convince on the need for $722 million, judging from congnassional reaction to President F'ord's speech. Most Democrats said there was no chance of passing President Ford's military aid request, though they said they would be generous on his request for $2JiO million in humanitarian aid. Republicans, generally, were less than enthusiastic about Ford's proposal but many praised! his courage in pursuing an unpopular policy. "Oh, it's dead," was the blunt reaction! to the military aid request from Sen. Henry M. Jackson, a Democratic presidential candidate. Senate GOP leader Hugh Scott said, "I am supporting whatever he can get and I hope he gets what he says is needed." House' GOP leader John J. Rhodes said further military aid might t>e needed by Saigon to buy enough time to achieve the evacuation of Americans. House Speaker Carl Albert said, "I expect we will have to give him some military aid but not the $722 million he asked for." For 'Congress to approve the CORAL THEATRE American Fork C>Den7:00-Show7:15 "YOUNG _ FRANKENSTEIN"- ThQ fiimmor of75 NOW SHOWING AT THE A heel of a perfoimance by Slim Underwood DAILY 18 99 NEAR YOU m i| I & $ "La France" AUTHENTIC ft FRENCH FOOD! l>\/ our French chefs in it loveli/ French restaurant, now oven in Provo In/ Claude and josettc from the French Riviera. IY//I/ </('»'/ i/n// (Vniciiiiii cniaii ti i/i'/ifiiws I'rcnch incul tit "La France" 4(>3 N'orth UniuTsity AvL'iuu 1 • houi a? IK'SIMSS I L \<.IIIU\S . l.ktH.TS • llAX • \M-|)DIM',S • DI.SM Ks I IS $722 million, said House Democratic leader Thomas P. O'Neill, "There would have to be a complete turnaround in the opinion of the American public. The $250 million for humanitarian aid is a strong possibility and the thought of going in and getting 6,000 U.S. citizens out of there can be a strong thought for unified congressional action." Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Tex., said, "His efforts to re-escalate U.S. involvement in Vietnam by almost a billion dollars is simply not acceptable, though I think Congress will seriously consider his request for humanitarian aid." Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, observing that the Communists have already captured $5 billion to $10 billion worth of American equipment, said he was "very much afraid" that any additional military assistance to South Vietnam would again wind up in the hands of the North Vietnamese. "Humanitarian aid, yes. Military assistance, no," said Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif.. Chairman John McClellan of the Senate Appropriations Committee said, "Further military aid could merely prolong the conflict and perhaps postpone, briefly, the inevitable." In Mideast WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford said Thursday the United States will make new peace efforts in the Middle East. He said tension there "threatens military crisis ... and confrontation among the nuclear superpowers." He told Congress in his State of the World address the United States remains "in a unique position" as Middle East mediator despite the recent failure of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy, i "So long as the state of tension continues," Ford said, "it threatens military crisis, the weakening of our alliances, the stability of the world economy and confrontation among the nuclear superpowers.'' "These are intolerable risks... "The active role of the United States (as a peace mediator) must and will be continued," he said. "The drift toward war must and will be prevented." He said he and his advisers still are conducting a Middle East policy review that will determine "how best to proceed." HUISH THEATRE PAYSON ;_ Open 7:00-Show 7:15 "Ten Little Indians" Apr. 9-15 STARTS TUES. OPENING NIGHT TICKETS 1/2 PRICE Coupons ill sponsoi s: Dee's Di ive-lns .UK) KUTV SALT PALACE Tues. April 15 thru Sun. 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Benning, Ga., where they will be cared for until they are adopted by American families. This was the first group of orphans permitted to leave the country before the adoption process started and the first to leave since the official "Operation Babylift" of more than 1,400 orphans was completed. A group of Americans, headed by Columbus, Ga., housewife and social worker Betty Tisdale, had sought permission to move an entire orphanage, with about 350 children, to the Army base and take four staff members of the orphanage as well. South Vietnamese officials unexpectedly agreed Thursday to let all children under the age of 10 leave without having been adopted. But they turned down the request of Mrs. Tisdale, Hollywood movie actress Ina Balin, and other Americans to take the older children and some of the staff members of the An Lac Orphanage aided by Dooley. More than 200 of the children flown out today were from the An Lac home and the rest were from another Saigon orphanage. Left at An Lac were 131 children over the age of 10. "I'm so sad that we were not able to take all of them," Miss BaJin said as she worked tagging the children with identification bracelets shortly before the two flights left Tan Son Nhut Air Base for Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines en route to the United States. "But I am happy that we were able to accomplish as much as we did. I truly believe we are helping these children have a better chance for a full and happier life." A total of 45 escorts, including Miss Balin and Mrs. Tisdale, were aboard the flights. Some were dependents of American officials in Saigon but some flew out from the United States to serve as escorts. Officials of the U.S. Mission in Saigon had said that "Operation Babylift" was over when about 1,400 orphans already in the process of adoption were flown to the United States on an emergency basis as a result of an order by President Ford to cut through bureaucratic red tape. HELD OVER! SHOWS AT 7:30 & 9:30 MAT. SAT. 2:00 P.M. route) GMUSKETEERS's four for fun JBT and fun for all! «"P STARTS TONIGHT! DRIVE-IN THEATRE 1 SON. State, Orem - 225-1740 TWO LAUGH-FILLED PICTURES! Laugh until it hurts CARROLL O'CONNOR ERNEST! BORGNINE LAW AND DISORDER -PLUS- GEORGE SEGAL -ELLIOTT GOULD ... being the story of two bet-on-anything guys DON'T MISS THEM (jS) COluUBi»PiCIU»[S SHOWTIME 8:15 Vlfcfc* SPIINGVIUf Feature RICHARD BURTO •1 GENEVIEVE BUJOLD t

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