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   Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 3, 1969, Nashua, New Hampshire                               NASHUA TELEGRAPH; NASHUA, N.H, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, .M9 C. 1 Sulzberger Blind Man's Buff New York Unalertlet i PARIS A kind of blind man's buff Is under way be- tween Communist China and the United States in an effort to prove Ihclr relationships. This tentative and uncertain process gives the willies to Moscow, dislikes Peking as mudh us Peking dislikes it and which fears Chinese territorial claims along a lengthy, disputed fron tier. China took the Initiative In reopening the recessed Warsaw talks with the U.S., now sched- uled for Feb. 20, and Is pre- paring to return all ambassa- dors recalled last year for "reeducation." Only Cairo has been steadily represented by a Chinese chief of mission. Many American leaders want n new attitude vis-a-vis Peking and most of the NATO allies, furthermore, are starting to ac- commodate themselves to the Idea of full diplomatic relations. But for Peking, Washington Is the only capital that counts. THE CHINESE want above nil lo Insure that the two su- perpowers: don't get together at China's expense. As Vietnam negotiations inch along, Peking appears to have concluded it must prepare for an active role in a peaceful Southeast Asia and Rt all costs avoid its neutraliza- tion under any formula backed up by Moscow and Washington and excluding Peking. Therefore China now faintly hints at a less ideological and more national policy towards the West. The wide and jagged rift between Moscow and Pe- king involves equally intense Ideological and national h o s- tilily. However, if Peking still In- sists as a precondition for .even minimal coexistence with the U.S. that It must sacrifice Til wan no serious 1m provement Is imminent. Wash- ington undoubtedly needs Chi- na's acceptance, If not en- dorsement, of a Vietnam peace; but it cannot modify the funda- ments of its Pacific strategic position as quid pro quo. IT SHOULD NOT be forgotten that the Chinese, again men- tioned settlement of the Taiwan issue as an essential precondi- tion to coexistence. This idea now echoes in serious American quarters'. Sen. Fulbright wants American withdrawal of -mili- tary aid and naval protection for Chiang Kai-Shek's island do- main so the two Chinas can, as it were, settle their own argu- ment. But (lie implications of such talk must be pondered. Those who wished the U.S. to withdraw from the Asian ing with Vietnam, bee a u s e America was a whale that could not fight on land against a Chi- nese elephant, now seem to want even the whale to The ultimate logic of Ills ap- proach is a return to isolations and Fortress America. American Pacific strategy is based on Island positions ex- tending from Japan throu g h Okinawa, Taiwan and the Phil- ippines down to Australia. Main- land garrisons in Korea and Vietnam developed almost by accident. SINCE THE OFFSHORE Is- land crises of the mid-50's, the U.S. has built Taiwan into both a fortress and an Asian econ- omic showcase. The U.S. obliga- tion to maintain Chiang may :iave been sufficiently fulfilled but one can scarcely argue that it should abandon the-majority population of Taiwan, which 1: Formosan and dislikes ill Chi- nese overlords. The American ally, Phil- ippine Republic, strongly urges the U.S. to remain in Taiwan. Were it to fall to Peking, Mani- la would consider the U.S. de- fense arc broken and might well contemplate a new and less American based policy. Like- wise, the clamor to oust Amer- ican bases from Japanese Oki- nawa is increasing. It is notable that this is spear- headed by pro-Chinese Commu- nists.- Kamejlro. Senaga, chair- man of the People's Party, in a pro Peking quarterly, stresses the direct link, between Okinawa and U.S. commitments In Taiwan, Viet- nam, the Philippines, Japan and Korea. IT !S NOT' accidental that Peking again encourages a new look at U.S. ties to Taiwan in exchange for coexistence with Washington while a pro-Chi- nese party soups up pressure to oust us from Okinawa. Some day, indeed, the U.S. is going to have to adjust its position on both Islands. But care must be taken to avoid doing-so too soon, while Vietnam peace remains in abeyance, and before both Jap- an and the .Philippines have been included in other defense arrangements. The risk otherwise is im- mense. Pressures to urge the U.S. off the Asian mainland have succeeded In making their im- pulse strongly felt. It, would be particularly dangerous to hav simultaneous pressures succee in urging the U.S. out of islan positions, thus exposing a weak ened Philippines or Japan t blackmail tin-eats from eithe Russia or China'. James Reston What Is 'Sufficiency? Niw York Timis fliwi (trviti NEW YORK-In. his firsl news conference as Secretary ol Defense, Mel Laird said .that the goal of D. S. nuclear strength was "sufficient power to deter the but he added, "I have not given up the idea of maintaining a su- perior force." This is a typical politician's definition: a word for the hawks a word for the doves sufficiently both vague enough to be meaning- less; The. -arithmetic of the arms race is more Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara'recently gave these figures on U.S. strategic offen- nive forces: Minutemen missile, launchers, carefully pro- tected underground; 41 Polaris submarines carrying 656 mis- tile launchers, with the majority hidden beneath the seas at aU times; and about 600 long-range bombers, approximately 40 per cent of which are kept always in. a high state of alert. IS THIS "SUFFICIENT pow- er to deter the Mc- Namara" clearly believes it is. "Our alert.forces he wrote in Look magazine late last year- "carry more than weapons, each averaging more than the explosive equivalent of megaton of TNT. Four hun- dred of these delivered on the Soviet Union .would be sufficient (that word again) to destroy ever one third of its population and one half of its industry. All these flexible and highly re- liable forces are equipped with devices that assure their pene- tration of'Soviet defenses." At the same time, he-testifies that even such an apocalyptic attack on the'Soviet union would not prevent the Soviets from launching an equally dev- astating attack from nuclear- proof bases and submarines upon the United States. "The fact is McNamara con eludes, "that neither the Soviet Union nor the United States can attack the other -without being destroyed in .In military terms, the argu- ment over maintaining U. S. "superiority" rather than U.S. "sufficiency" is not very signifi- cant. The U.S. nuclear arsenal is already though the Soviets are catching up, but American superiority merely means that we would have the power to destroy the Soviet Union two or .three times over while they could only wipe us out once. As Churchill said: Why m a k e' the rubble 'N POLITICAL TERMS, how ever, boasting of our "superiori- ty" and crying for negotiations with the Soviet Union on thp 'basis of superior strength" merely makes effective negotia- ions more difficult if not im- possible. Moscow has its hawks and doves too, and the more we insist on "superiority" the larder it is for them to settle 'or "inferiority" or even to get their military leaders to talk "Some of these ire the SUM bulbi Pmldent Johwon tued to (am off took officer about slowing down the race. President Nixon seems to hav understood this point.- "When w talk about sai in his first news conference "that may have a detrlmenta effect on the other side." In short, he is moderating hi language, though there is sti no evidence that either, he o Secretary Laird has decided t moderate the policy. Not until they put their ow: defense budget before the Con gress will it be possible t judge whether they are de-es calating the nuclear .race as.wel as the language. The last John son budget- suggests not a de crease but an increase of ove ?4 billion in strategic weapons When Nixon gets around to thi item, we will have a better no lion of what he means "suf ficient." MOREOVER, THIS COULD be the most important decision he will make in the first yea: of his new administration. W< are at a moment now .when boll sides have a o nuclear weapons and a surplu of home-front problems as well The Soviet Union Is now askini for negotiations on offensive an< defensive strategic weapons and will no doubt draw its own conclusions from any substan ial increase In.the Pentagon's budget. The "United  f the Sentinel anti ballistl missile system would "quicken Soviet Interest in talks to en life, wring race. Secretary of Be ease Mehln R. Laird said las week that the Nixon adminisfra ion intends to continue buildin he Sentinel system. NEW YORK-The City Plan ning: Commission, has approve master .plan, includes a 10-year, billio irogram to create a new middl ilass out of the city's three mi ion poor, and the placing units on the numbers of car lermittcd in Manhattan. Tli [raft, which has been in th works.for 30 years, will be pub ished next summer. ALBANY, -N.Y. egislative leaders, at. the re [Uest of Mayor Lindsay ar Irawing up a bill to shift thi ifste primary from June to Sep ember. A late primary would observers say, better the Re jublican mayor's chances fo eelection by giving him mor ime to try to regain his pop ularity, which dropped sharpl n the school crisis. HEADACHES Many people who suffered from, severe, persistent heioieheg i tratehl te ropratle tor last- Ing relict they have experienced after sni- adjustment. Dr. R. H. Ratlins -4T II, aU-7411 Red Chinese Envoy Who Defected May Be in U.S. THE HAGUE, Netherlaiids (APJ The Red Chinese-envby who defected in the Netherlands is believed to' be lii the United States. Dutch officials said Liao Ho- ;hu, who was temporary charge d'affaires in the Hague, was flown to Bonn last week for in- terrogation by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency about Chinese .spying activities in Western Europe. The Dutch said they expected Liao to be flown to.the Uniter Slates Sun- day. West German, officials and U.S. sources in Bonn said Sun- day they did not know, where Liao was. Llao'ivthe first Red Chinese diplomat known to have gone o.ver to the West, took refuge with the Dutch on Jan. 24. Indicates Desire In one of his routine visits to the Dutch Foreign Ministry 'sev- eral months ago, Liao indicated he wanted to defect as' soon as his wife and children .were safe- ly out of China.. He told the Dutch he been ordered home to account for the death in the Hague in 1966 of a.Chinese scientist said to have sold a se- cret nerve gas formula to U.S. agents. Dutch officials approached Romanian diplomats because they have good "contacts in Pe- weeks ago at a recep- tion at ths Romanias Embassy, Liao' learned that his family was safe in Hong Kong. Dutch Justice Minister C.H.F. Polak is said to have told the parliamentary committee foi justice and foreign affairs thai Lian "knows an unbelievable lot." The minister said the gov- ernment did not seek intelli- gence from Liao because il feared retaliatory measures against the Dutch charge d'affaires in Peking. The Chinese scientist- whose death Peking reportedly wanted Liao to explain was Hsu Tsu- tsai, a rocket expert visiting the Netherlands for an induslria" congress. He was found injurec outside the Chinese Embassy and was taken to a hospital .with a fractured skull and spinal in- juries. One report said Hsu had been hit by a car, another that he had been-thrown out a win Chinese agents abducted him from the hospital and took him to the legation where he died or July IB, 1966. Liao participated in the. abduction. but could nol be prosecuted because 'he hat diplomatic immunity. There has been no explanation why Peking waited more than' two years be- fore summoning Liao home to report. Mclntyre Is Shedding Role Of Legislative Backbencher By G.C. Thclen Jr. WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Thomas J. Mclntyre, D-N.H., says "he is' shedding the role of-a egislative backbencher who lolds his tongue and follows the lead of his elders. "I have been taking a more assertive Mclntyre said in an interview. "I think I lave: arrived at the stage where be more forceful." And more forceful he has been in three recent political tussles: Sen. Edward M. Kenne- dy's upset victory as Senate Democratic Whip: New t Eng- and's drive for free-trade zone and oil refinery at. Machiasport, flame; Senate opposition -to the confirmation of Walter J.Hickel as Secretary of Interior. Mclntyre urged Kennedy fo challenge incumbent Whip Rus- sell B. Long of Louisiana, and IB was a key ally in rounding up Senate votes. Mclntyre used his Small Busi- ness Subcommittee for a series if hearings that focused intense .iressure on the Johnson Admin- stratum over alleged delay on he Machiasport trade zone ap- plication. gave one of the itrongest speeches opposing flickers confirmation. The 53-year-old plain-spoken prmer mayor of Laconia, idmits it was tough going after le won the Senate seat in a spe- cial 1962 election. 'Remember I wasn't a well- ;nown governor or. a high-pqw- red congressman when I came he says. "I was a guy'off he streets of a small town." The small-town boy steered away from controversy, did the lidding of his. chair- men and delivered a sure vote or most legislative measures of "'residents Kennedy and John- on. Mclntyre thinks that after- six .'ears in the Senate, including re-election in 1966, he has prov- n himself. "Seniority is beginning to work in my he says. And I'.ve gotten a better hold f the job." He also believes thi pres- ence of a Republican in the White contribute to us own liberation. 'There is an essential streak n me of being a team ou know wanting to get the Democrats'. -legislative pro- grams through the Mclntyre says. "Now I can pick nd choose among proposals." He intends to concentrate on his Small, Business Committee issignment and push any legis- ation "that.offers a better busi- ness climate for New Hamp- shire and New England." Mclntyre is also a member of he Armed Services and Bank- ng and Currency Committees. Larry Smith, Mcln.tyre's iggressive new administrative issistant, offers this assessment f his boss: "He! coming into is own after six years of ap- renticeship." Mew Comedy Dpens Tonight BOSTON (AP) The award- inning comedy-drama, "Rfl: encrantz and Guildenstern are opens a two-week run onight at the Shubert Theater. The; play, concerning two mi- or figures in Shakespeare'i won both the'Tony and "-New' York Drams Critics' wards as the best Broadway lay of 1968.. It was written- by an English- man, Tom Stoppard, and the reduction here will feature Irian Murray and John Wood in le roles they-created in London andTplayed on Broadway. The Best AH 1MB MUlllflMftl Peters e Amhtrst St., Nashua Luncheonette Special TUESDAY WEDNESDAY ONLY Grilled ham on butter-toasted bun, french fried potatoes, creamy cole ilaw, pickle, chips. 83 W.T.GFt AP4T CO. SIMONIAU PIAZA Feb. U unless either the House or Senate rejects them. With Congress set to adjourn at the end of this week for 10 days so Republicans can make their traditional round Lin- coln's Birthday dinner speeches, time is running out for oppo- nents of the pay boosts. There is little business sched- uled in the House this week, and leaders may have difficulty raising the necessary quorum of 218 members. However, Chair- man William M. Colmer, D- Miss., is hoping to push a reso- lution through his Rules Com- mittee to force the issue onto the floor. His chances are con- sidered dim. In the Senate, Mansfield and Republican Leader Everett M. plrksen agreed lo WilliamsVde- maud that there be a vote un the pay increase. But sources immediately, re- vealed a move might be made to challenge the Williams reso- lution on grounds': a bill is need- ed to stop.the pay boost. "It would make Us look bad" lo use a parliamentary device to block a vote on the Williams resolution, Mansfield said.' The' possiility remains Hie vote will not cirnie directly on Williams' disapproval resolution but on a motion to lable, and UiUj kill, llw Delaware Republi- can's move. That might suit both since Williams says his imiin concern' is to get recorded vole. Opponents of his rcsulution could say afterwards they were voling on a tabling molUm fur parliamentary reasons even (hough llie effect of'lhelr vote would be lo approve the pay in- crease. The pay package also raises salaries uf Cabinet members to with cor- responding increases for federal judges who now make fi'om for district judges In for the chief justice. SIMONEAU PLAZA Main St., Nashua, N.H. Telephone 882-1731 SALEM PLAZA Routs 28, Salem, N.H. Telephone 898-2386 MANCHESTER, N.H. 990 Elm St., Downrown Telephone 625-9715 DURABLE, EASY-CARE 100% NYLON CARPET THE MOST INEXPENSIVE WAY TO BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME! i THIS WEEK SQ. YARD NO MONEY DOWN 2 YR5. TO PAY! 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