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Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - May 23, 1964, Dover, Ohio Page 30, The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio Saturday, May 23, 1964 U. S. Preps For Broad Action In Asia Crisis Nc'town Lions Hear Talk On Philippines Bv JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Evidence was building today that the United States was preparing for broader military action in Southeast Asia unless the crisis there cools off soon. Secretary of State Dean Rusk unfurled the warning signals in a speech Friday night. He accused Red North Viet Nam of aggression against Laos and South Viet Nam. and he declared the South Viet Nam war may be expanded “if the Communists persist in their course of aggression.” The blunt words from the usually mild Rusk were taken as a possibility of action directly against North Viet Nam, a move that has drawn increasing discussion here since the Laotian crisis began developing a week ago. Rusk said the United States has made it clear it is not going to abandon people and this, he stressed, is a signal which must be read with great care in other capitals, particularly Hanoi and Peking. On the diplomatic front, Rusk’s speech before the American Law Institute meeting here also indicated the United States and its allies had received no encouragement in their efforts to persuade the Communists to end their drives in Southeast Asia. There were persistent reports President Johnson will make some basic decisions on the U.S. course in Southeast Asia within the next few days. Beefing up its force in Southeast Asia, the United States has moved a carrier task force into the South China Sea off South Viet Nam. The carrier will be used to launch U.S. Navy Crusader jets on reconnaissance missions over Communist Pathet Lao areas in Laos. One such plane, swooping in for low-level photographs, was reported hit by Pathet Lao ground fire but made it back to the carrier Kitty Hawk. The State Department disclosed that the first reports from the reconnaissance flights have been turned over to the Laos government and the International Control Commission charged with supervising Laos’ neutrality The Soviet Union denounced U.S. policy Friday as the main source of tension in Southeast Asia but backed a French all for a new 14-nation conference to restore peace in Laos. It was part of a flurry of diplomatic activity centering on the strife in Laos. But the renewal of border conflict between Cambodia and South Viet Nam and increased Communist activity against the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese government stirred Western fears for all of Southeast Asia. NAHA, Okinawa (AP) — A flurry of military activity on Okinawa, the largest U.S. base in the Pacific, reflects increased Southeast Asian tensions. C124 Air Force transports left Kadena air field throughout the night for an unannounced destination. Military officials refused today to comment on the movement, saying the information could come only from Washington, but the armed forces machinery evidently has moved into high gear. Despite the activity, the flow of off-duty servicemen through off-base bars, theaters and clubs indicated that no mass troop movement was imminent. Informed sources said the U.S. fighter-interceptor squadrons at the Naha air base are at peak alert status. Mobile U.S. Marine Corps units of the 3rd Division have been alerted, but this is not unusual. A Marine battalion spearheaded the landings for Allied maneuvers in Thailand during the Laotian crisis of 1962. A U.S. Army spokesman here refused to comment on the possibility of the 173rd Airborne Brigade being called to move out. A fully equipped Marine battalion is at sea with the U.S. 7th Fleet. Laos Neutrals In Poor 'Shape' By TONY ESCODA VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)—Gen. Kong Le made a flying trip from the north to this administrative capital today and said the situation of his embattled neutralist troops “is very bad.” Dressed in civilian clothes, Kong Le met immediately with Premier Prince Souvanna for their first face-to-face talk since the pro-Communist Pathet Lao drove him from the strategic Plaine des Jarres last weekend. Kong Le gave his pessimistic assessment of the military situation in a brief exchange with an Associated Press reporter after merging from his meeting with Souvanna. Then he drove away in a car with the generals who led the rightist coup of April 19, Kou-prasith Abhay and Siho Lan-phouthakoul. He indicated he would return soon to Ban Na, the hilltop redoubt of rightist Meo guerrillas where he has established an emergency command post with survivors of the Red offensive. The government plans to seek military and. economic aid from the United States, Britain and France to stem the Communist tide. Souvanna made the announcement Friday as U.S. jets continued reconnaissance flights over Pathet Lao territory. One plane — a Navy RF8 Crusader jet — was hit by Pathet Lao ground fire but made it back to an American carrier in the South China Sea. U.S. sources in Washington said the plane had been slightly damaged and the pilot was uninjured. U.S. officials indicated that the flights would continue, gathering information on Pathet Lao military movements as well as serving as a warning to the Communists of American determination in Southeast Asia. In Washington there were new indications that the United States is preparing to expand its military role in Southeast Asia if Communist pressures does not ease on Laos and South Viet Nam. U.S. officials said they had not yet received the Laotian request for help but disclosed the unarmed jet reconnaissance planes had been sent aloft Thursday at Souvanna’s request. Souvanna told newsmen that “we are going to ask aid from France, the United States and Britain — both military and economic — for the defense of the country’s unity. We are now in the process of establishing our needs.” The United States withdrew its military advisors from Laos after the 1962 Geneva agreement guaranteeing the independence and neutrality of the little landlocked kingdom under a coalition government of rightists, neutralists and pro-Communists. The coalition has never been able to establish effective rule, and the poltical tug-of-war has been reflected in the repeated clashes between the military arms of each faction. There were no reports of any new fighting. The Pathet Lao forces, who drove the neutralist army from the Plaine des Jarres this week, appeared halted by monsoon rains. * I : FROM TO. I-WIFE-- miles from the scene of the crime. Dassault, an ardent Gaullist and member of the French National Assembly, was not seriously injured in the attack, nor was Dubois. The gunmen apparently lay in ambush in a stolen panel truck as Dassault’s car stopped in front of their luxurious home facing the Bois de Boulogne. Mrs. Dassault tried to free herself as the kidnap car rolled up. She threw herself to the sidewalk, but the men bundled her into the car and sped off. Dassault, maker of the supersonic atomic bomber, the Mirage IV, telephoned police. No immediate motive was clear, although there was some speculation that remnants of the anti-De Gaulle Secret Army may have had a hand in it. • Two motorists chases the getaway car, but it outdistanced them on the freeway leading to Versailles and beyond. Dassault designed the propeller for the famed World War I Spad fighter plane and built various military and civilian planes from 1918 to 1939. He now is producing the supersonic, delta-wing, jet Mys-tere Mirage bomber. The plane, fourth in the Mirage series, is to haul France’s nuclear bomb as the backbone of de Gaulle’s nuclear striking force. The Dassaults have two sons, Claude and Serge. By Mrs. Sally Duffy Telephone HY 8-7839 NEWCOMERSTOWN—Ed Riley, president, presided when the Lions Club met Thursday night in the Luncheonette. He introduced Lloyd Harrold, director of the U.S. Agricultural Research Station at Chili, who in turn presented the guest speaker, Regulo Balo of the Philippines. Balo holds a bachelor of science degree in forestry from the University of the Philippines and is regional supervisor of reforestation administration of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is making an 8-month training tour of forestry projects in the U.S. under sponsorship of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Inc. Though re-forestation administration is his primary work, Balo is concerned with all forestry fields and products. Balo spoke on his country’s resistance to the Japanese during World War II and how after the war the government dealt with Communist elements by giving them land grants. Riley announced that the June 4 meeting will be installation of officers. The annual family picnic will be held June 18 in Cy Young Park. Amother - daughter tea was held Thursday night by the Women’s Assn. of the Presbyterian Church in the church. Mrs. David Leading, president, welcomed 43 members and guests attending. Mrs. Ralph Portz, program chairman, read from Proverbs and presented a poem, “Mother of Dreams,” followed by prayer. Mrs. William Ourant introduced a film, “Through These Hands,” which tells of the medical work being done at the You-si University Medical College and Hospital in Seoul, Korea. The hospital was developed a reputation as an eye center, and each year about 3,000 cataract operations are performed. Refreshments were served by the Friendship Circle from tables decorated with spring flowers. A plant was presented to each member and guest present. The June 18 meeting will be in the church with the theme, “Functional Fellowship.” A play will be presented by members of the association and the Patricia Circle will be hostess. Mrs. John Craigo presided when 17 members of the Daughters of America met Thursday night. The second denomination of officers was held and Mrs. Jenny Rice, who has been ill, was reported improved. A sack lunch will be featured at the June 4 meeting in the Odd Fellows Hall. Mrs. Charles Lehman, E. State Road was hostess Thursday night to the Friendship Circle of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. George Wilson presided and devotions and a poem, “Joy in Our Hearts” were given by Mrs. W. D. Fletcher. The Mission magazine was reviewed and questions answered. Mrs. Wilson appointed Mrs. W. B. Starts, Mrs. Arthur Addy and Mrs. Charity Gadd to serve on the nominating committee. Mrs. A. M. Dull was reported ill, and cards were also sent to Mrs. Nellie Stoffer and Mrs. Ida VanSickle. Following the program, the group made cancer pads. The meeting closed with prayer. Mrs. Roy Smith and Mrs. Charles Little were co-hostesses when past noble grands of Frees Rebekah Lodge met last night in the home of Mrs. Smith of 534 Beaver St. Mrs. Chester Randles presided and Mrs. Sheila Shaffer bd devotions. It was announced that the meeting of the past noble grands of District 6 will be held in IOOF Hall in June. The social committee will be Mrs. Harry Chambers and Mrs. Gladys Neal, decorating committee, Mrs. Ruby Wilson and Mrs. Fred Reed and kitchen committee, Mrs. Bernice Miller, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Randles. Mrs. Randles presented the program at last night’s meeting which consisted of readings by Mrs. Randles, Mrs. Ruby Wilson, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Ray Smith. Mrs. Robert Haver of 241 E. Canal St. was hostess last night to her bingo club. Mrs. Carl Lenzo was a guest and received a gift. Club prizes were awarded to Mrs. Charles Groff, Mrs. Jim Styer and Mrs. Virgil Ervin. Mrs. Styer of Chestnut St. will be hostess June 26. Mrs. J. S. McClure of 442 E. Canal St. was hostess last night to the Tri Club. Bridge prizes were won by Mrs. Herman Hudson, Mrs. Erwin Johns and Mrs. Robert Morgan. The club will not meet again until fall. Twenty-two members of the Heller Foreman’s Club met last night in the club house for a stew supper and euchre tournament. The tournament was won by Mont Beal, W’alter Miller and Curt Judy.Former Area Pastor Accepts College Post Rev. Donald Kirts, former pastor of the Schoenbrunn and Dover South Moravian Churches, has been named Dean of Men at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., effective Sept. I. Rev. Kirts, a Moravian College and Theological Seminary graduate, has been a psychology instructor at the college since 1962. He also holds a master of arts degree from Butler University.Elks Initiate 2 Two new members were initiated when Dover Elks Lodge met Thursday night. They are Fred Swegheimer of 515 3rd St. and Dalton (Red) Staider of 614 E. 4th St. Plans were made for the June 27 Exalted Rulers Dance from IO to 2 in the lodge hall with dancing provided by the Blaine Shively orchstra. Admission will be $1.50 per couple and out-of-town Elks may attend.3 Get Hospital Aid DENNISON — Three persons received emergency treatment in Twin City Hospital yesterday Ronald Renicker, 12, of Midvale lacerated his chin in a fall on the school    playground*,I George Gilbaugh, 66, injured his arm in an agitator slip tank when he slipped while working at the Scio Pottery and Henry Conrad, 36, had a foreign object removed from his eye. Both ar© from Scio.    ^ ;

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