YAGE EIGHT BLiTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 1ATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, French Battle Against Reds In Indochina Enters 8th Year EDITOR'S NOTE — Larry Allen, who contributes this survey of the Indo-Chinese war at the NfMtoc enters Its eighth year, has been reporting the strueitle through the Jungles and mountains «t feat key Asian territory for more than two years. By LARRY ALLEN' HANOI, Indochina (AP) — The French Union's struggle against the Communist-led Vwtminh rebels in Indochina rounded out its seventh year today with still no end in sight. But the French are hopeful another two years will bring victory. Throughout the war which start-* •d Dec. 19. 1946. French Union forces have kept a strong grip on the Red River Delta in northern Indochina as the key bulwark *g»lnst a possible Communist sweep through Southeast Asia. But ffie French and their main illy, the Inddchinese republic of Viet Nam, have not yet scored a decisive victory. Neither, however, has the Vietminh, led by Moscow- trained Ho Chi Minn. On this anniversary day, rebel forces occupy most of Viet Nam. one of the three French-associated Indochinese states which also include Laos and Cambodia. French sources say Ho Chi Minn's Red Chinese-trained and equipped army is stronger than ever. Hope for End in 1955 • The French are hoping that with reinforcements from overseas and the rapidly expanding Vietnamese army they can drive deep into the heart of rebel-held areas in the new year and deliver the finishing Slows by the end of 1955. American aid, which has been averaging a half billion dollars in war materials annually, Is being boosted by another 385 million dollars. With that, the United States will be paying about 60 per cent of the war's cost. As the conflict goes into it eighth year Sunday, a backward glance shows: The French and Indochinese governments have already spent •round 10 billion dollars to fight it. Two million Vietnamese have been uprooted from their homes and forced to flee into French- cohtroled zones. The Vietminh—by French estimates—have had 240.000 killed, 420,000 wounded and 238,000 captured. French Union losses have been estimated at 48,000 French and Vietnamese killed, 80,000 wounded •nd 12,000 missing. Rumors persist there might be * Korean-type truce to end the shooting here. Rebel leader Ho Chi Mini) recently said he is ready to talk peace if the French ask for it. But the French are not asking for it and have said they would do nothing without the assent of the Vietnamese government which the rebel leader has ignored. MARLENE IN LAS VEGAS — Marlene Dietrich, the glamorous grandmother, makes her first night club appearance in this country in the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Nev., wearing the most revealing gown that show business veterans could remember. The clinging gown cost ft reported $6,000. 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The attorney General was re- jorted to have drafted a bill whicb would legalize, in a restricted cate- :ory of criminal cases involving lational security, the use in court if evidence obtained by wire apping. His immunity proposal for wit- icsses would require approval by . majority of the committee con- erned and by the attorney gen- ral. Foreign Issues On Top Foreign policy issues, including ome on which Republicans have iffered publicly, also seemed like- y to come up at today's confiding legislative conferences. One of those invited. Sen. Brick- r fR-Ohfo), is author of a pro- osed constitutional amendment to mit treaty-making powers. He as said he will force Senate ae- on on it despite opposition by the President, Secretary of State Dules, Brown»ll and other Cabinet embers. McCarthy has publicly criticized ome aspects of administration oreign policy and called for mes- ages to the President supporting is contention that aid should be enied friendly nations unless they ut off trade with Communist China. Present American policy is THE LITTLI TREE THAT TALKED A Chrittmat Story By WALT SCOTT WHERE ONCE WAS A RUNTY LITTLE SPRUC6 TREE, TH6BE MOW STOOD A UTTte MAM • WITH A RASfiED QO/LT ABOUT MM... to tolerate trade in non-strategic Items, by allies, though not by U.S. citizens-. Sen. H. Alexander Smith fR-NJ), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Far East, said last night, "I'm with the President and Mr. Dulles because we're on a team and I hope Mr. McCarthy will get on that team and get on it soon." Speaking on a CBS radio program, Smith said, "I sympathize with the point McCarthy is making," but added, "an argument can be made to consider the views of the British and others." 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