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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - July 12, 1967, Winona, Minnesota McNamara Hints at Better Use of Troops in Vietnam WASHINGTON AP of Defense Robert S Namara kept secret today his recommendations on boosting U.S troop strength it Vietnam but hinted strongly at plans to get more combat power out of the forces already there In advance of a luncheon with President Johnson at the White House McNamara refused to disclose what measures he will propose as a result of his ninth checkup of the U.S military effort in Vietnam I can't comment oa what additional troops if any will be the defense chief told newsmen who met him at drews Air Force Base Md where he arrived from Saigon just before midnight Tuesday He refused flatly to give any idea about the course of the air war saying I never comment on future operations The effectiveness of the ing hi North Vietnam was a prime topic during McNamara's conference with Gen William C Westmoreland U.S commander in Vietnam and other key American military leaders there McNamara what he said is a two-year-old policy this What the military com- manders feel necessary to carry out the military operations that are required to meet our limited political objectives in South Vietnam will be sent Westmoreland is reported to have asked for up to more fighting men Present U.S strength in Vietnam stands at Current Pentagon speculation centers on the possibility son will approve possibly two more division forces totaling possibly men spread over a period of months Army officials said they could handle such an increase and possibly even a bigger one by increasing the draft rather than calling up reservists The strongest possibility to be the addition of one division force totaling about 000 men to plug gaps left by Army troops moving into the central highlands and the provinces to bolster other Army and Marine troops against serious North ese probes One effect of this shift of men from the provinces around gon has been to reduce U.S Army sweeps into Viet Cong held areas and thus permit some Viet Cong to return to tors from which they had been driven McNamara demonstrated a determination to get more fighting manpower out of U.S forces already in Vietnam and it appeared out of the South forces McNamara noted there are slightly over a million allied forces in Vietnam including Americans South Vietnamese and relatively small forces from South Korea Australia and New Zealand and the Philippines There are large ties for increasing the ness of our existing McNamara said Clearly that must be one of our immediate objectives Asked to elaborate on points the defense secretary spoke of further opportunities for reducing the ratio of support to combat forces This was a reference to the situation which finds many more troops Continued on Page 4 Col 7 MCNAMARA 4th Infantry Loses 35 in Valley Fight SAIGON AP Offensive pressure from North ese troops which had seemed lately to be concentrated near the demilitarized zone erupted violently today against two companies of the U.S 4th In- fantry Division in the central highlands A large detachment of Hanoi regulars pounced on an can force totaling about 250 men in rain-swept jungles just north of the la Drang Valley They killed 35 and wounded 26 in fighting There was no immediate counting of North Vietnamese casualties Associated Press ent Peter Arnett reported from that the infantrymen had completed a survey of an area hit by bombers Monday They were on their way out when they came under heavy mortar and small-arms fire The la Drang Valley near the Cambodian border was the site of the week-long battle between U.S air cavalrymen and North Vietnamese regulars that cost heavy casualties on both sides in November 1965 Several jor engagements have been fought in that area since Intelligence officers had ported that fresh North regiments were braced close to the frontier of dia which professes neutrality during the present rainy season for to wrest the highlands from allied control American planes and shii carried the war to North nam again with air raids deep in Bed territory Tuesday and ship-to-shore bombardments far up the coast Five Red were reported sighted The U.S Command said they refused battle Chrysler Next To Hear New DAW Demands DETROIT AP Walter P Reuther takes to Chrysler Corp today new contract demands ol his United Auto Workers union They include profit sharing with the threat of a strike to get it Reuther's Chrysler visit is his third in as many days to bers of Big Three where current three-year pacts run out Sept 6 He dropped on gaining tables at General tors Corp and Ford Motor Co similar sets of what he de- scribes as the union's and most ambitious list of de- mands The profit-sharing goal came as a surprise Monday at al Motors Reuther this as essential to a peaceful settlement at Ford Tuesday A guaranteed annual income previously had been given top billing among union goals Under a guaranteed annual income plan Reuther says a worker must know at the beginning of a year what his income for the next 12 months wUl be any layoffs not with standing On top of that the DAW dent disclosed as new bargain ing opened that the union wants bonuses based on profits at the end of the fiscal year just as company executives get bonuses and stockholders get extra divi lends Reuther repeatedly has failed to gam profit sharing from the Big Three in past negotiations There have been no indications the companies are any more disposed to agree to it now At a news conference ing his Tuesday visit to Ford Reuther emphasized his deter to get it this time The UAW won profit sharing at American Motors Corp in 1961 but except for the first two years American smallest o the automakers has had no prof its to share of Publication TOMORROW SUN RISES SETS NEW MOON JULY 17 WINONA MINNESOTA 55987 WEDNESDAY JULY 12 1967 WINONA DAILY NEWS TWO SECTIONS Cooler Tonight Low of High Thursday THIRTY-TWO PAGES Israelis Sink Egyptian Boats REFUGEE PILOT TELLS OF STALEMATE Report Congo Cannibalism CANTEEN A U.S Marine with a giant thirst drinks water from a jerry can after returning from a long and dusty operation south of the de- militarized zone near Con Thien South Vietnam His rifle rests against his legs as he drinks AP Doves Paint Dark Picture If Viet War Intensified KIGALI Rwanda AP A Congolese Cabinet minister today reported cannibalism of white settlers in the southeast ongo as a refugee pilot told of a stalemate between mutineers and loyal troops in Kisangani to the north Interior Minister Etienne told newsmen at capital of Burundi that Congolese had eaten several in He said he feared similar cannibalism might occur in Bukavu because of the mutiny there by white mercenaries and troops loyal to Moise said he ordered a stop to such barbarism and reprisals in Lubumbashi which as Elisabethville was capital of Catanga Province and Tshombe's former stronghold I am going to Bukavu where similar acts could take place the more since the local is still furious mercenaries who tined there last he said He said the situation was f y quiet in but the Congolese population feared mercenary attacks escaped the mutinous uprisings that raged last week n Bukavu 650 miles to the north and in the ormer Stanleyville The Congolese embassy in aris issued a statement ng that the interior minister said Congolese had eaten white people in It ed he said at Bujumbura only that some malicious acts had jeen committed by some Con- to foreigners A pilot who escaped from Kisangani said a stalemate seemed to prevail with mutineers and loyal troops holding opposite banks of lie Congo River The pilot for the Congo airline Francisco Alvarez landed his scarred DCS at Kigali airstrip Monday night He told Rwanda authorities he had escaped un- der heavy fire after being held five days by white and troops from Katanga Province who mutinied after ex- Premier Moise Tshombe was kidnaped in the Spanish ic Islands and taken to Algeria Alvarez his French copilot Georges Lagarrigue and three passengers a Belgian a iard and a Congolese were jailed on demand of the lese Embassy on charges of stealing the plane Alvarez told U.S Embassy officials that about 150 Euro- peans including 22 visiting trapped in Kisangani jy the mutiny were in a hotel under the protection of the WASHINGTON Wi Con- gressional critics paint a dark picture of increased taxes controls and of reserves if President Johnson intensifies the Vietnam war The doves are telling Johnson through Senate and House speeches that he also will be risking World War III if he pours in a huge complement of ground forces and expands the bombing of North Vietnam The hawks diverted at the moment by the alarms of ble American involvement in African conflicts are wise relatively silent while awaiting Johnson's decision ter he confers with Gen liam C Westmoreland and of Defense Robert S McNamara Both just returned from Vietnam But Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen seemed to voice the general view of hawks that if Westmoreland wants more troops he ought to have what he needs Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield who wants a renewed effort to reduce the present level of U S met in the Asian war cited the possible domestic effects of ex- panding the conflict Mansfield told the Senate Tuesday that a third world war may be already incubating in the ever-deepening and ing struggle in Southeast He said every escalation thus far had failed to bring the con- nearer an end Before we take another sig step deeper into Viet he said it is to be hoped that we will have asked ourselves at what point we in- tend to increase taxes apply the wage and price controls tighten the draft exemptions up the reserves and make the countless other adjustments in our national life which are im in further extensions of the American involvement Mansfield's estimate t h a Vietnam expenditures will rise to billion yearly brought a prediction from Sen George D Aiken that an increase of 18 to 20 percent in income taxes may be in the offing No Comment on Protection for Hong Kong WASHINGTON AP State Department officials concerned about the rapid growth of ence in Hong Kong will not comment on what ings if any exist between the United States and Britain for defense of the crown colony off China Legal authorities at the State Department make it clear there s no formal commitment by the United States to defend Hong Kong But the extent to which there may be a private under- standing is not being disclosed State Department press cer Robert J McCloskey was asked if there Is a U.S policy in the event Hong Kong is attacked from the Chinese mainland He said there is such a policy but its situation has not arisen and ie would not discuss it further There are approximately Americans who are residents of Hong Kong and there is a called floating population of 000 to more Americans visiting there McCloskey advised U.S ists Tuesday that it would be prudent to take into account the present turmoil before visiting he island At this point there is no ban on travel there Legal experts said that while there is no written ing between the United States and Britain comparable to the defense treaty between the United States and Nationalist China Hong Kong has been dis- cussed on a confidential basis It is believed there was an exchange of views between President Johnson and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson on the subject during their meeting here last month Middle age says Angle Papadakis is that period when even a good night's sleep doesn't help day's are no worse than their parents were at the same and that's why the parents are so worried Isn't it strange how complaints about the slow delivery of mail fall off about the first of the Arnold Glasgow Some ple sleep till noon then com- plain that life is too short For more laughts see Earl Wilson on Page 4 WRECKAGE REMOVED Israeli soldiers carry wreckage of an Egyptian plane that was shot down by antiaircraft gunners Tuesday in the Sinai Desert north of El The plane a 7 bomber was one of two planes that crossed the fire line and flew over Israeli troop positions on the east bank of the Suez Canal an army spokesman said in Tel Aviv AP ON MILITARY ACTS Congress Seeks Greater Voice WASHINGTON AP Con- gress wants a much greater voice in deciding whether U.S military forces should be dered into new world trouble spots members of two key ate committees told Secretary of State Dean Rusk He met with them Tuesday to defend the dispatch of three U.S military transports and MOTHER HELPED The aged mother of Hong Kong Police Constable Lam Po Wan is aided to the graveside at his funeral in Hong Kong today Lam was slashed to death Sunday by Communist terrorists In background are Hong Kong Police Commissioner E Tyrer left and R C shaw aide to Governor Sir David Trench of the British crown colony AP about 126 troops to the Congo whose government is trying to overcome rebel mercenaries We don't wish to continue intervening here there and Chairman J W of the Foreign Relations Committee c o m- in telling newsmen of h e congressional demand served on the administration He also charged the Congo decision was based on greatly exaggerated reports of dangers to Americans there Fulbright said the experience of the initial involvement in Vietnam caused what he de- scribed as growing al apprehension over the of the President to order U.S military forces into bled areas He said Rusk seems unaware of this apprehension In the future Fulbright said Congress wants to be in on the decision making Consultation involves more than notifying congressional leaders of deci- sions already taken the man asserted Bat Rusk also commenting separately to newsmen after the two-hour closed meeting with the committees said some people have the impression we go around the world looking for business of this kind The site is true Rusk said earlier that con- gressional leaders were notified of the decision on sending aid to the Congo but Fulbright said that was not the kind of con- he had in mind Rusk told the senators the help to the Congo was designed to show the people of that try there was no white cy against their government and to provide it with logistic support Moslems Will Ask Israel Be Censured UNITED NATIONS AP New fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces on land and at sea was reported today as angry Moslem diplo- mats at the United Nations worked on a resolution to sure Israel for refusing to give up the Old City of Jerusalem Israel announced that Israeli naval units sank two Egyptian torpedo boats Tuesday in the first naval clash between the two nations since the Middle East war last month An Israeli army spokesman said the engagement occurred in the Mediterranean about IS miles off the occupied Egyptian town of El Arish when the Egyptian boats fired on a trolling Israeli flotilla which in- cluded the destroyer Elath and two torpedo boats The spokesman said eight seamen were slightly wounded An Egyptian communique re- ported two clashes south of mailia midway on the Suez nal Fighting began when li tanks on the east side of the canal opened fire the tians said In the two ex- changes two Israeli tanks and two armored cars were de- and one Egyptian tank was knocked out the nique added The censure move led by istani Ambassador Agha Shahl overshadowed intense negotiations on other resolutions as the eral Assembly prepared to re- sume its emergency session on the Middle East this afternoon after a one-week recess No agreement appeared near on any proposal to break the assembly's tight deadlock on withdrawal of Israeli troops rom the territories of Egypt Syria and Jordan occupied ng the June war Israel touched off the censure move Tuesday by informing Secretary-General U Thant that it was going ahead with ures to unify the Israeli and ormer Jordanian sectors of Jerusalem despite the assembly resolution July 4 calling on rael to rescind all measures which would alter the status of Jerusalem Israel has contended that its measures simply provide for administrative unity and could not be correctly described as annexation of the Old City Whatever the term Foreign Minister Abba Eban made clear to Thant that Israel had no in- tention of canceling the plans already in motion for health services social fare education and protection of the holy places in the Arab sector The resolution July 4 was sponsored by Pakistan and was adopted with 20 abstentions The United States abstained although the Johnson tration had urged Israel not to annex the Old City The assembly can condemn or censure Israel but only the Security Council can im- pose penalties One proposal under consideration was to have the assembly ask the council to implement the July 4 resolution WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Cooler tonight and little change Thursday Low tonight high Thursday LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m Maximum 88 minimum til noon 75 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