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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 16, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and strips currencies t4 a v to in 10 nations convertible Washington up the International monetary fund has announced agreement by which the currencies of 10 nations Are recognized As fully convertible. The countries Are the unite kingdom Sweden. West Germany. France Italy Belgium the nether lands Ireland Peru and Luxem full and official convertibility was recognized As a result of the agreement of these countries to accept fund regulations to end discriminatory foreign Exchange practices the announcement showed under the provisions accepted by the countries they agreed to con sult with the fund to avoid restrictions on current payments multiple Exchange rates and discriminatory currency practices. Previously these countries availed themselves of other fun regulations under which they were permitted to maintain and adapt Exchange restrictions without obtain ing the prior approval of the fund. Venus rocket slows Down Moscow up a soviet scientist said Russia s spaceship has slowed Down in us race toward Vena but a spite of that is now expected to reach the planet s area38 to 44 Days sooner that originally forecast. This would being Venus i i Toita approach to the planet about mid or late april instead of late May As was estimated at the time of the launching sunday. The seeming contradiction of Dower spaceship reaching its target faster was explained in technical terms by soviet astronaut Art Sternfeld Earth and Venus orbit in continual movement to ellipses around the the russians fired their space station they aimed it at where Venus would be in late May. Fog to continue Over Germany heavy fog blanketed Central an Southern Germany wednesday making travelling treacherous. Air weather service officials at Rhine Maln air bae predicted More t f the soupy stuff thursday with no Clearing in sight before thursday thursday was expected to vary from one tenth of a mile to three Miles. Heavy ground fog at night was expected to make driving Northern area cored Provost marshal reported Many minor Acci dents wednesday none of them serious however. Live or on television millions View Sun eclipse m Frankfurt a Millon in Europe saw the total ec3jrt=0ifrthe Sun wednesday either by or on television screen. Clear weather a the stat Lent variety to age of the eclipse Fth ran a British photos and Eastern parts of Germany Ett tabled millions to watch the Elf Ftfe a thick layer of fog blanketed Western parts of the country peo ple there watched the eclipse onto screens or else were aware of it As the foggy dullness outside turned a few shades Darker. 88 percent in Berlin in Berlin basking in Bright Mush Ine an so per cent eclipse Tif the Sun to clearly visible. Reports from the Northern coast Al areas said the eclipse was Visi ble there too although it was slightly hazy at the time. Western. France was the first Eui Opean area to see the eclipse it began there shortly after Dawn. Their result was that Many Renete Meir had two dawns in less than an Nour the real Dawn and the Post eclipse Light congest in Russia p slowly the Moon s Shadow i moved eastward. At Turin. Italy the period of totality a Only 14 see old. In Russia where the eclipse was to last the longest i totality was up to three minutes. In cities Al along the path of totality life came to a standstill As million watched the skies. In 3 million More jobless predicted by Goldberg Washington a Secretary of labor Arthur j. Goldberg Esti mated wednesday that 3 million More americans will suffer Long term unemployment in the next 13months. Me urged Congress to pats. Photos of victims in Park murders ruled out by court Ottawa. Ill swiftly president Kennedy s Bill to extend jobless Benefit. Goldberg testified it for the House ways and Means committee As the administration opened it drive for enactment of it eco nomic package. The measure picked for that Effort is the one generally considered to have the least opposition. It would provide Federal funds for Extension up to 13 weeks of unemployment benefits to those who have used up their rights under existing Law. Gop attack As the hearing got under Way the republicans Ynn up new storm signals for the whole program assailing what they colled demo cratic gloom and doom the gop National committee publication Battle line labelled As a major political exaggeration statement by House speaker Sara Rayburn that the need to do some thing about unemployment is the most urgent since the great de pression the publication said that while unemployment is serious in a few areas the state of the Economy ii generally sound. Goldberg who recently completed tour of some of the hardest hit unemployment areas told the com Mittee he had seen at first Han what he called the destructive effects of unemployment not Only on the jobless themselves but of the economic health of our communities and the Money into use this unemployment compensation program will quickly put into circulation almost a billion dollars of purchasing Power to buy the necessities of life a Goldberg said adding that the Money would go out quickly to a. Large number of people and therefore be most beneficial to oar Economy he estimated that the number of unemployed who have exhausted their benefits now so fax will Rae to 600,000 by april and in lie months following april 1 at least another 3 million workers Are expected to exhaust benefits before they get Job Given the morning off and the told to write themed on the a clip but police worked were traffic jams on the Bridges across the am so Flor ence. In Belgrade police busily kept autos and buses moving. I Genoa police just gave up and watched the eclipse themselves when traffic became too thick on the coast Boulevard Pope Watabe at the Vatican pop John watched from a window of i private Library and commented what a Marvel beaches on the French an italian Vieras and the a Zatic coasts of Italy and Yugoslavia were jammed with a Siiple was not however it 100 per cent perfect at the Arce trl Observatory of Florence said it started few seconds before they Caln lated it would. . Withdrawal asked if red China joins Uji. Washington cupid rep. Al r. Gross a Iowa. Said the unite states should Pun out of the United nations if red China disallowed membership. Gross told the House that con Gress should meet immediately to withdraw . Membership if red China la granted membership the promptly recess to Arlington notional cemetery to ask forgive near from America s korean War dead. By John m.1 Washington attack on operations in the wednesday to crisis in relating ton and they have shown ment. Sawh the soviet showdown the to has made assaying of the of Premier. Patrice it the Tutu Sand the uni stake. The Cong n by become the East West conflict be virtually making Organ the turbulent i the Kennedy it crucial test of its and policy re on

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