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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Darmstadt, HessePage 4 the stars and stripes sunday August 20, 1967 reds plan to talk Only after Victory captured paper says new economic Empire Vatican s riches Are untold by George Esper Saigon a a captured Viet Cong document made Public by the . Mission Fri Day says in effect the guerrilla leaders intend to talk about Vietnam settlement Only after they be won. Some of the reasoning behind the communists rejection of american peace overtures Wasset Forth in a 60-Page Resolution adopted 16 months ago by the Central office for South Viet Nam cosy the Viet Cong Stop political and military Echelon. Only when the american imperialists aggressive will is crushed and the objectives of Independence peace democracy and neutrality of the South Are guaranteed can we negotiate a settlement of the Vietnam problem the Resolution said. Though they Haven t been emphasizing it in propaganda broadcasts recently both Hochi Minn s Hanoi regime and the Viet Cong have vowed tonight on for 10 or 20 years if Nec Essary. The War stems in part from differences about How much Independence peace democracy and neutrality South Viet Nam would have if the communists took Over. In a statement accompanying an English language translation the . Mission said the document dates from March 1966, but the goals methods tactics and attitudes enunciated in the Cosyn Resolution Are still valid and Are those being currently used by the vietnamese communists. Cosyn is not Only under Hanoi s direction and control but As the document Points out Isan integral part of the lao Dong North vietnamese communist party s interlocking Machin the Mission said the Hookup was further illustrated by the presence in South Vietnam of a least eight North vietnamese generals who Are full or alter Nate members of the North Viet namese party. Troopers of . 101st airborne division were reported to have seized the document last april 21 in coast Al Khan Hoa province 200 mile Northeast of Saigon. It was officially described As one of the most significant to fall into american hands in Vietnam. At a certain time the document said we can apply the strategy of fighting an negotiating at the same time in order to support our armed struggle and thus accelerate the disintegration of the puppet South vietnamese army and regime and create More conditions favourable for our people to secure a decisive Victory. Although the enemy brought our entire country into a status of War by raiding North Viet Nam and although he has created some problems including material and human losses he has not been Able to cause us any the document called for unexpanded War Effort by both guerrillas and red the Aims it set Forth was to continue to Render .forces More passive and bogged Down and thus crush the Amer ican to accomplish the above missions it said it is Neces sary to meet the four following demands Wear Down and destroy much of the enemy s Power especially the american an puppet South vietnamese Reg ular forces. Maintain and expand the liberated zones in the major por Tion of the Highlands and the Delta emphasize production Thrift and improvement of the people s strength actively establish firm bases and step by step improvements and consolidation of those up the armed forces in All Fields expand the people guerrilla War and urgently build up the regular the political Strug Gle movements in the major Vatican City up the finance ministry established by Pope Paul i Friday will preside Over one of the richest and most mysterious eco nomic empires in the world. Only the innermost circles of the Vatican know the extent of worldwide holdings or their total Worth. But some estimates of t h Evalue of Vatican stocks and properties around the glob Range As High As $15 billion. Its holdings Are reputed to include a film company a Bank an airline and even a Spaghetti factory As Well As billions of dollars Worth of stocks and valuable property. All this now will be administered by the new prefecture of economic affairs of the holy see a streamlined organization similar to a finance ministry which will Combine functions previously performed by separate bodies of officials. The prefecture will be headed by a commission of three cardinals one of whom willbe prefect or finance minis the help of a chief accountant bookkeepers an clerical or Lay experts using the most modern techniques of financial administration the prefecture will perform such tasks As drawing up an annual budget for the Pope s approval coordinating Vatican invest ment and supervising All Vati can economic presumably the minis try jul run the Vatican economic Empire behind the same screen of secrecy that has cloaked riches for Cen Turies. The papal decree gave no indication that the Vatican was about to make financial . Publishes first Chart of the Moon s hidden Side by Vern Haugland Washington a the United states published Satur Day the first extensive Chart of the hidden Side of the Moon Ever to be compiled. The National aeronautics and space administration released the Chart in preparation for a meeting at Prague Czechoslovakia this week at which the International astronomical Union Iau May agree upon the first place names on the Moon s far Side. The map was prepared under Nasa contract by the . Air Force aeronautical Chart and information Center St. Louis to. The new Chart identifies two prominent lunar seas by the titles not yet approved by the Iau applied to them by the russians Mare mos Coviene and to Wolkovsky. A number of other features around the fringes of the Moon s far Side Bear labels because they were named by astronomers who caught glimpses of them through telescopes. The Only other features on the hid Den surface named in the Chart Are Mare orientate on the Eastern Edge and Jules Verne a Large sea bordering on the South Polar zone. Three Nasa astronomers at tending the Prague meeting which opens next tuesday Are expected to submit some Ameri can names for International application to far Side lunar Fea Tures. The lunar nomenclature committee of the National Academy of sciences also has been screening american proposals and will make recommendations to the Iau. Or. Gerard Kuiper of the University of Arizona s lunar and planetary Laboratory has pro posed naming three seas or large1 craters just East of Marea Strale for the three Astro nauts killed in a spacecraft fir last january Virgil i. Grissom Edward h. White ii and Roger. Chaffee. Other prominent . Space figures now dead whose names have been pro posed include or. Hugh Dryden Nasa s Long time Deputy administrator Theodore Vonkarman and or. W. Randolph Lovelace. The data for the far Side charting were gathered wholly by unmanned picture taking spacecraft that have orbited the Moon and sent pictures Backoo Earth. The Chart is published in two Scales one to 5 million and one to 10 . Government print ing office Sells them for 50cents and 35 cents each respectively. Worth Public question of the Vatican s wealth has touched off in Italy with left Wing politicians charging the Church with dodging taxes on Stock last time the controversy flared in it was alleged that the Vatican was paying taxes on far less than True Stock holdings in Italy unofficially estimated to be$1.6 billion. The British weekly the economist said at the time the most conservative Esti mate. Established the vat ican. As far and away the world s largest shareholder with a portfolio of quoted securities the world Over totalling the equivalent of 2 billion pounds $5.6 billion the mag Azine estimated one tenth of this was in italian Stock hold Ings. But it added that the total wealth of the Vatican could Only be guessed at because of the holy see s additional and in calculable wealth in landholdings Art treasures and other Italy alone a big real estate company Public Utility firms the Pantanella Spaghetti factory thu Bank of the holy ghost the Banco i Roma the a italia airline and the san Paolo film com Pany which makes religious films Are assumed to be con trolled wholly or in part by the that is publicly known however is that Lay personalities of the Vatican most of them Vatican nobility hold top posts in these firms Nomi Nally an individuals. What interests they hold and whether the dividends they get be Long to them or to the holy see cannot be told from pub Lic records. Similar Uomini do Fiducia confidential agents of the Vatican represent financial interests in business enter Prises of other countries. How the Vatican got the Money to launch itself As a major Power in world finance is question More easily answered. In addition to the properties the holy see has held for Cen Turies and the contributions it has always received from individual catholics the Vatican received compensation from Italy under the 1929 Lateran act for Church property seized when Italy incorporated the papal states in 1870. The compensation was 750million lire in Cash and 5 Bil lion lire in 5 per cent govern ment Bonds. This would be $1.2 million and $1.6 million at the current Exchange rate but it was Worth 30 times As much then. The Money was invested wisely. Walking a crooked path . Marines string out along a crooked path bordering Rice Fields As they set out on an operation 25 Miles South of Danang along South Vietnam Northern coast. Associated press photo in european edition col. James w. Campbell Usa. Editor in chief it. Col. F. 8. Michael jr., Usan Deputy editor in chief Arnold Burnett managing editor Elmer d. Frank production manage Henry 8. Epstein circulation manager an unofficial newspaper of and for the . Armed forces printed Dally a Darmstadt Germany under the auspices of the office of the chief of Public affair he Usa eur. Military address the stars and stripes Apo 09175. International mail the stars and stripes Postrach 1034, 61-Darmstadt, Germany. Tel Griesheim c prefix 06155 2071 m Darmstadt air strip prefix 2376 741. New York office 641 Washington St new York 10014, Tel area code 212 620-5771. Second Clat postage paid at new York . ". The United states is an open society in which the people s right to know it cherished and guarded president Lyndon b. Johmson

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