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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 25, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseTo Thi stars and stripes february is official who scolded press is Rusk Washington a Secre tary of state Dean Rusk is the administration official who Tolda group of newsmen that criticism of the handling of the Warin Vietnam sometimes gets to the Point when the. Question is whose Side Are you on now i m Secretary of state of the United states he said and i m on our made these and other re Marks in the course of a Back ground talk with newsmen feb. 9. The meeting was governed by state department rules specify ing Rusk could not be identified by name and that what he said could Only be attributed to officials and was not subject to direct the conference How Ever the substance of his com ments attacking criticism have been published or broadcast an word has circulated around Washington that Rusk was the source. Alan b. Otten mentioned Rusk s comment in a column Fri Day in the Wall Street journal and identified Rusk As the heretofore Anonymous source Rusk s statements gave Rise to published speculation and Broad cast commentary that they indicated tension and unusual sensitivity to criticism at the highest Levels of the Johnson administration in the Days following the communist offensive in South Vietnam which began two week Sago. Although communist attacks had been expected about that time the exact timing and the places hit about 100 cities an towns came As a Surprise. The questions which preceded Rusk s comments on the Issue Okcu to new York a airline flying across the Atlantic pro posed Friday a Cut of almost 50per cent in family fares on tickets originating in Europe Inan attempt to encourage More europeans to visit the unite states and thug ease the . Balance of payments proposal was agreed on at a four Day International air trans port association Iata meeting that ended Here Friday. It will be proposed by mail to 60 members airlines and then to the govern ments involved for their approval. Mrs. Wallace serious but not critical Montgomery Ala. Up Alabama gov. Lurleen Wallace was reported in serious but not critical condition Satur Day following her third cancer operation in two years. Or. Harry j. Till said it was impossible to say whether All of the malignant tissue was removed in thursday s opera Tion but added that it was hopeful and probable that if there is any More remaining tumor tissue it will go ahead and Small Pelvic tumor and a ten Inch Section of Bowel were removed in the eight hour operation. The Section of Bowel had been damaged by radiation treatments she had received inner Long Battle against cancer. Till explained that the Shrun Ken condition of the tumor that was removed showed the radiation had taken effect and that the effects would probably continue and cause recession of the hardened tissue. He said there were no plans for any further radiation condition is serious As any person would be after such an operation till s a i d i would t say it was or. Joe Perry said his previous estimate that mrs. Wallace weighed 77 pounds was probably an error and that her weight Likely was in the Low 90s.he said she was still being fed intravenously As is Normal after such operations and would probably continue to be for three or four Days. She Hajji t been out of bed yet but she turns Well and moves Well till reported. He said she would probably be out of bed in a few said they hoped she would be Able to go Back to work in about four weeks. Earlier the 41-year-old was reported in Good Iata said it hoped the propos Al could be adopted in time for the Peak summer travel season. The proposal provides that the head of the family pay the regu Lar or promotional fare and the wife and children aged 12 to 22 j a half fares on trips originating in Europe or the Middle East. Children under 12 already Fly for half fare. It would not apply to group fares. Instead of a $712.50 round trip first class fare from London to new York for example the wife and children aged 12 to 22 each would pay $375. In Economy class off season instead of the $399 round trip fare they would pay $210 and in Peak season $255 in Stead of $484.50. Similar cuts would apply to fares on flights originating another cities. Copter Pilot rescues his two sons Peabody mass. A coast guard helicopter Pilot rescued his own two sons Fri Day after they became marooned with a neighbourhood Girlin an icy Marsh behind their Homes. Kevin sol Ley 7, and his brother Todd 5, and Kath Leen Riley 11, took a shortcut across the Marsh when the ice began breaking up and Cut them off from solid ground. Police and fire department Crews were unable to reach the children so mrs. William Solle called her husband a Pilot at the coast guard base in Salem about10 Miles away. A coast guard helicopter piloted by it. Anthony Adams of Beverly with it. Solley As co Pilot was on its Way in a few minutes. The helicopter hovered Over the Marsh As crewman Robert l Sturgis of Marblehead picked up the children in a Basket and hoisted them into the Cabin the Craft then landed them near their Homes. Felled mrs. Gay Campbell comforts her husband de who was downed by club swinging officers who were Clearing spec rap Brown Back in new Orleans nutty a Kirazy fort Worth up the fort Worth Star Tele Gram in one edition Hada headline mix up. The headline which was atop a Short filler read Many belong to Story said Georgia was the leading nut producing state in the nation new Orleans a Brown was returned to new Orleans saturday where defaces two Federal charges and where Bonds totalling $100,000stand Between him and free Dom. The usually Wordy Black Power militant flew into new or leans on an Early morning flight from Miami but Federal marshals whisked him away without talking to newsmen. . Dist. Judge Robert or. Of Richmond va., ordered Brown returned to new Orleans Friday but bad weather Here forced him to land a Miami. He spent the night in jail there before resuming the trip. Brown is charged in new or leans with violating the National firearms act by taking a Rifle from new Orleans to new York and Back while under indict ment for inciting a riot in Mary land. He was returned Here earlier last week on grounds that he violated terms of his bail on the firearms charge by travelling to California while he was Here he picked up another Federal charge that of threatening to get negro Fri agent Williamh. Smith and his family. Bond had been set at $100,000 in the new Orleans cases. Judge m e r h i g e ordered Brown s $10,000 Bond in Virginia revoked. The judge had freed him last sept. 19 pending the out come of his Appeal of a Virginia order that he be extradited to Maryland on the riot charge. Howard Lindsay s will new York up Howard Lindsay actor playwright and co author of life with father left Between $250,000 and $500,000 when he died on feb. 11. Under his will offered for probate on Friday the bulk of his estate displaced in Trust for his widow Dorothy Stickney Lindsay. _ ,.�_ held to of whether there in fact had failure of Advance Inteli in general Rusk s i Wal was that a lot was known Polsean offensive being and that information Gucci be targets and timing is. It ways difficult to obtain a to Point he was asked whether was satisfied that there Chough intelligence. E is whose Side. Or Nev Don t quite see Why you have Foj Start from the Dis Sassy 0 � there be s to be a Point writhe question is whose Side As you on now i m Secretary state of the United stat Sand i m on our Side a you re not implying � reporter interrupted. ". Now Rusk continued Dur my world War ii there was never a time when you could t find a reason to Bitch at your allies or at intelligence or the cos Mander of the adjoining unit Orthe quartermaster who was t giving you your portable toilet seat at the right time. There was t a time when you could find something to Bitch about but what do you talk about do you talk about to win this thing or do you throw this Nin in and say everything is my 59th birthday a reporter said that in that i was trying to "1 know Rusk replied. Buton my 59th birthday forgive me if i express myself on these matters because none of your papers or your broadcasting apparatuses Are Worth a Damn unless the United states Are trivial compared to that question. So i Don t know Why to Wina pulitzer prize people have to go probing for the things that one can Bitch about when there Are 2,000 stories on the someday about things that Are More constructive in . Secretary on. A newsman put in. This is my speech this is my speech foray Rusk said. On this same line newsman continued i heard someone very High in your administration today suggest the real need for censorship of the press in Vietnam. Do you feel any need for that Well we cannot do it our selves Rusk said. And Wedon t want to turn the South vietnamese in the direction of censorship any More than they Are already turned. So you know we live on Hope. It s silly. We live on Hope that out of the total reporting there will come a balanced View of the picture out there. I think in general that has occurred. Could get annoyed now one could get annoyed about particular pieces of re porting Here and there. But think in general unless we Are in a formal state of War with censorship Here there is no Point in having censorship out there unless you have it Here. Here is where most of the when you say leaks you mean what Rusk was asked. I mean officials who can resist the Blandishments of you gentlemen to worm secrets out of Well a newsman quipped there Aren t Many of those surely. Or. but you reject censorship another newsman asked. A i Don t think censorship is a problem Rusk said. The the

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