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Advocate (Newspaper) - April 20, 1964, Victoria, Texas THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 118th 346 TELEPHONE HI 6-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1964 Established 1818 12 Cents Withdrawal By Soviets Nears End Cuba Forces Now Built Up WASHINGTON (AP) John- son administration officials ex- pect the last large group of So- viet troops in Cuba to be with- drawn within the next two or three weeks. The number due to leave is authoritatively esti- mated at about officers and men. The withdrawal, officials here understand, will leave in Cuba only a Soviet military mission with advisory and training du- ties. This would number sever- al hundred officers and perhaps 600 to 800. The Soviet forces have been whittled clown slowly over IB months from an estimated top strength of at the time of the nuclear missile crisis in Oc- tober 1962. While cutting back their own forces the Russians have stead ily built up Prime Minister Fi del Castro's military power. One of the final ads of the Soviel troop commands in Cuba, U. S officials understand, will be to turn over to Castro's forces Ihe operation of 24 antiaircraft mis sile bases. Tin-cut To U2's The surface-to-air missile, are capable of destroying even the high-altitude U. S. U2 recon naissance jets which fly over Cuba to keep check on military installations. In taking them over, Castn would appear to gain the powe: to shoot down a U2 and thus se off a new crisis with (he Unitec the Russian have been avoiding. Washington officials doubl however, that Soviet Premie Khrushchev will give the Cu bans blank-check control of th weapons, since Soviel polic presently favors easing East- West tensions. Making sure the weapons are not used by the Cubans con- trary to Soviet purposes may be one of the tasks of the military mission remaining in Cuba. President Johnson discussed the Cuban situation along with other Moscow-Washington prob- lems in a meeting at the White House on Friday with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobry- nin. One of Tasks Johnson is understood to have stressed that the United States would take an extremely serious view of any spread of commu- nism beyond Cuba into another Latin-American country. The United Stales is reported also to he ready to inform the organization of American States I hat it will not tolerate any new Cuban interference through tlie shipment of arms into a Latin- American country in an effort to promote revolution. The OAS is considering what to do about Laos Coup Folds L Under U.S. Weight Vietnamese Get Vow From Rusk Continued Help Is Promised SAIGO .Smith Viet Secretary of Nam Slate ADVANCE HALTED Reds Boldly Hit Saigon Outskirts SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Communist guerrillas struck boldly within H miles of Saigon on Sunday while U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk launched an attack against Uie Tun Hoa post on the main high- way between Saigon and Can Tho. Can Tbo is about 100 miles Rightists Out After Single Day Sonvanna Thought Freed SAIGON, PATH OF DESTRUCTION To make it harder for people to flee East Berlin, Communist authorities are dynamiting houses along the Berlin Wall. The idea is to give armed guards a better view of the Com- munist-created no-man's land. NEW YORK I The survey was conducted by Vice President Richard M. Nix-JThe Associated Press and re- on has topped a nationwide poll (suits were released Sunday. National GOP Poll Tags Nixon as Likely Nominee Dean Rusk led for Washington Monday with a parting prom- ise lo Ihe Vietnamese people that lhc United Stales will re- main at their side until Com- munist aggression has been completely rooted out in South Viet Nam. Rusk said he had discussed various ways in which Ameri- can aid lo Viet Nam might be strengthened, in conferences wilh South Viet Nam's premier, Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh. Rusk look off aflcr a three- lay visit during which he was >ricfed by top American and Vietnamese officials. Near Capital Communist guerrillas struck noldly within H miles of Saigon while Rusk conferred with offi- cials Sunday on the course of Ihe war. The two companies of Viet Cong attacked an outpost on the capital's outskirts with mortars and heavy weapons in one of a series of attacks launched ap- parently to throw the U.S.-sup- ported government forces off balance in (our provinces south of here. Tighl security covered Rusk's departure. The airport area _........., South Viet Nam .southwest of Saigon. The attack S dinlnmnlip sonrr-pi conferred with officials on the lo Saigon followed diplomatic sources of Republican county chairmen! Correspondents in 50 states and other party leaders as the.and the District of Columbia more than chairmen, vice chair- men, town leaders and other officials. The survey be- ir winner of the GOP i questioned i for president in 1964. county ch; most likely nomination However, Sen. Barry Gold- water of Arizona ran far ahead, party among Republicans parli-jgan April 1. cipating in the poll, personal preference nomination. as their The questionnaire contained for the'two is your per- Isonal preference to be the nom- Senate Race Heats Up As Estes Issue Flares Tex. CAP) _ [Gordon McLendon, Democratic Ihe case of some tons ofjcandidatc for the U. S. Senate, arms discovered in Venezuela' a few months ago and declared by an OAS committee to be of money he took from Estes, McLendon said. arms discovered in_ Venezuela said brffyoS Cuban origin. The Johnson administration does not regard Cuba as any direct military Ihreal to the United States or to any other Latin-American country. The, danger is believed to lie in ccived cash ourse of the war in South Viet Two companies of Viel iltacked an outpost on thc cap- all points, government said Monday that a right-wing military coup in neighboring Laos had collapsed a day after rial's outskirts with and heavy weapons in one of scries of attacks launched ap- parently lo Ihrow the U.S.- nsscmblcd to'thc overthrow of the coalition meet Ihe Communist of neutralist Premier nightfall had halted'Prince Souvanna Phonma. The situation in Laos is back Officials said a handful of to where it was 3f> hours supported government forces troops had beenisaid an American diplomat who balance in (our provinces soulhjki'led in lhc and several jolliers were wounded. They said Viet Cong were killed. of here. The first hint of big (rouble came when five milposls around
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