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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - February 25, 1961, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia a Tuohi Vor to Day hey know enough to know How to learn. Henry Adams. Northern rhodesian crisis precautions police troops ready to act Salisbury South Rhodesia Fri Day police leave throughout Southern Rhodesia had been cancelled officials said to Day. In Southern and Northern Rhodesia about 5,000 White asian and coloured territorial Are receiving arms and am munition. The territorial Are training intensively As a precaution in the rising crisis Over the new Constitution for Northern Rhodesia. First round99 an official said the cancellation of police leave was Only a temporary officials in Northern rho Des a have said1 the situation is highly the Federal prime minis Ter sir Roy Welensky said in Salisbury last night let me make it quite Clear that As far As i am concerned the Gong has gone Only for the first Appeal the governor of Northern Rhodesia sir Evelyn hone will open talks with party leaders on the constitutional crisis. In a radio broadcast last night the governor said he would seek the leaders views shortly on the various important details which remain for consideration in the constitutional scheme he called on members of All races to remain Calm and to avoid provocative action. Sir Evelyn in his Broad cast said the constitutional proposals for the territory were realistic and he had no hesitation in commending the plan. Both african and White elements in Northern rho Toesia have rejected the proposals put Forward by the vr1 w colonial minister or. Macleod at recent talks in . Macleod proposed an increase in the african rep ifs to tall Orin parliament of Northern Rhodesia. New Rebuff Tho Northern Rhodesia government is aware that the of is very dangerous Thoyd str 8ht rejection of Rov w i proposals by sirs Clen sky and the Resig a r be Cabinet ministers m Lusaka. Reports yesterday said sir the r Vuk. Pattern it to Rebuff by arik1-j government More Perl Federal inde a face Salisbury s Par Rhodesia author Flam worried by the in Ujj amatory statements of the groups eth me eur Pearl Jse Are openly arms Fonh ise Jet caches of emitters Stine radio that a s0h,rce concern trials in m european Terri called in Rhodesia firemen tit the Federal gov with sir Vei sympathise Campaign of a Welensky a than Ifju Fiance rather 0nial office. Lutish co1 the official feeling in Northern Rhodesia is that the British government can not afford to go Back on its proposals for african advancement. Sir Evelyn Home s Appeal last night came As about 1,200 europeans at a meet ing in Salisbury wildly cheered attacks on the British government and a demand for an immediate declaration of rhodesian Independence. . Attacked earlier yesterday an Afri can nationalist Simon Kap we we newly Home from the abortive London talks told a welcoming african crowd that if the British govern ment is not prepared to de fend us we will defend our he and several other uni Ted National Independence party delegates to the London talks attacked sir Roy Welensky s mobilisation of White troops. Or. Kap Depwe said that sir Roy was turning into a White among those Farewell Ling Earl Mountbatten of Burma right at fair Bairn Airport yesterday morning were i. To a mrs. J. B. Coward wife of the senior air adviser of the . High commission or j. A. Molyneux first Secre tary of Hie . High commission and mrs. Molyneux. The minister for de Fence or. Algol town Ley the minister for the Navy senator Gorton chiefs of the services and the acting High commissioner for the ., or. N. E. Cos far were among those who were at the Airport to say Good Bye to lord Sloun Obamen who left for new Zea land after a four Day stay in Canberra. A guard of honour and a band from . Albatross lie naval air station at Nowra were drawn up beside the Earl s Comet and the army fired a Salute of 19 guns As lord Mountbatten mounted the Steps of the plane. Before fits departure Earl who is making a 30 Days orld our discussing Rob loins of defence with service chiefs and state minis ters of Commonwealth countries said he hoped to return to Australia within a year or two. Riots raged even in London police and demonstrators clashed in Belg Rawa London last sunday night when 3,000 demonstrators marched toward the Bel Gian embassy carrying placards Reading Lumumba murdered and sup port Eizenga govern ment. Twenty nine were arrested and several were injured. The rioters eventually were quelled by 10 mounted policemen who sent their horses Forward at a Canter. an african was arrested screaming after a Banner pole was smashed Down on a horse s head. Ships Alert for wreckage Adelaide off the South East coast have been asked to look out for a Craft in distress. This follows a report by a freighter on its Way to port Adelaide that floating Timber and a grating had been sighted off the coast. A radio report to Day from the freighter Burmah off Martin Point near Beach port said a Quantity of dressed Timber and a grating had been seen floating in the water. The Commonwealth Navi gation department at. Port Adelaide has received no re ports lately of a Craft having been wrecked or in distress. As a precaution it has asked other ships to keep a Lookout for floating debris or signs of a Craft in distress. Sydney Friday. A 21 year old Bank clerk a Jeared in Hay court to Day charged in connection with the Dis appearance of �5,000 from the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney. He appeared before or. Hartley s.m., and was remanded to Central police court Sydney on monday. Detective also Are seeking the extradition of a Man from either Western Australia or Queensland whom they believe might be an accomplice. Hay police said to night that the charged Man had been living in the District for Only about three months. His arrest followed Exten Sive inquiries by three detectives from the company squad. He was arrested by a Syd i Ney detective wine Wuring at a Bank. Gaol report on stealing Sydney Friday a re port probing alleged stealing and trafficking Between War Ders and prisoners at Parra Matta gaol has been written and is being examined closely. Night warders Are alleged to relax Security while Deal ing illegally with prisoners. Thefts from the prison tailor and carpenters shops also Are alleged. Felca Watchm Jordan s vow Vnti african troops sought by . New York Friday . The . Secretary general or. had decided to direct his first Appeal for More troops for he . Con go operation to african nations United press International said last night. The report said the Secre a general had asked for 3,500 african troops to Bol Ster the . Congo Force now depleted by withdraw als. Or. Hammarskjold would turn toward asian nations if he was unable to obtain a Lull quota of african soldiers the report said. , said the Secretary general had received authority from his 18-nation advisory committee to try to increase the Force to 20,000 by getting 7,000 new men. Or. Hammarskjold has sought the increase after the . Decision to use Forca if necessary to prevent civil War in lie Congo. War Congo has faced an in creased threat of civil War since the killing of the former Premier or. Patrice Lumumba. In London the daily sketch has published an Eye witness account of the alleged execution of or. Lumumba. The report said the Story was told in Rome by Lieut. Gerd Arnim. Described As a 31-year-old German Soldier adventurer. ,1 Arnim was quoted As Sav ing he commanded a platoon troops in a Jungle Lanu Mies from Elisa be Hville capital of Katanga. It was there that Lumumba was executed he said. He was brought in front of a platoon of african troops of by a Bulgin Lumumba fell under the Hail of bullets the Bel Anu ulcer walked across to the body and emptied his re Volver into it. Suicide bid the London daily Tele graph said the rebel Leader of the Congo province of i Civ or. Anicet Kashimura tried to commit suicide by jump ing from a fourth Storey window in Bukavu on wednesday the newspaper said he had incurred the Wrath of the pro Lumumba military Leader in Stanleyville Gen Vic Tor Lund Oliai f0r having fail a to form a provincial government in Kiva and for not keeping his troops in the province under control. 1T,i?"8 Palo s from Stanleyville were reported to be moving into North Kasai the newspaper said. Yesterday the . Special representative in the Congo Fri Aje Shear Dayal India called a halt to the play of 25 v s i and _ he said a note to pro Lumumba leaders in Stanley c asked for clarification of u 15 a l Cal detainees had been shot. I it new Chi yesterday or in i an me ministers Nehru parliament a Ivy Tyrl Vav existed hat i Dia would Send combat rops to the Congo. Or Nehru said hat the new Security Council Resolution made it appear that the . Would pursue a Vig Orous policy to prevent civil War. The Indian Leader said he would like to await develop ments before making a decision

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