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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThursday May 9, the stars and stripes Page 3 czech press implicates secret police Russ deny role in Masaryk s my Moscow a the bran denying by secret police role in time being at least. _ misused against maj the Kern Lens owing yer Wovercz Echo realization erupted into the tuesday with on angry at Tadt on articles embarrassing to Moscow which appeared in ther uncensored czech press. An official statement branded As lies from beginning to end a tides implicating soviet secret Nolice in the mysterious 1948death of Jan Masaryk. The statement most firmly denying an e Rol ithe death of the popular czech foreign minister came As cur rent foreign minister Jiri Hajek was holding talks Here with so Viet Premier Alexei n. Kosygin. Communist sources said the timing of the soviet statement during Hajek s visit was no very they said it could Lead to difficulties in so Viet czech relations but probably not serious ones for the Tim both East Germany and Poland with soviet style restrictive regimes have already criticized Czechoslovakia openly for its re Moval of old restrictions. The Sharp soviet attack came one Day after czech communist party chief Alexander Dubcek said that during hurriedly called talks Here last saturday soviet leaders expressed concern that czech liberalization could be Britain reassures people gift Gibraltar London a the British government tuesday declared it will keep control of Gibraltar Bolong As the people there want it to it announced no reprisals against Spain for closing the Bor Der despite demands in Parlia ment for action ranging from tax on Spanish tourism to the expulsion of Spanish hotel work ers from Britain. George Thomson common wealth Secretary and sir Alec Douglas Home conservative spokesman for Commonwealth affairs gave the endorsement of both major parties to the pledge to remain on the Rock fortress along As its inhabitants want Brit Ain there. We will protect and support them whatever the threats which Are brought to Bear on them Thomson said. We shall not in any circumstances allow them Tobe to cheers in the House of commons he added on behalf of the British government i Tel the Spanish government in Clear and unequivocal terms that no matter what pressures and pro vocations Spain engages in Brit Ain will not abandon the people of Thomson concluded a three hour emergency debate in the commons on Spain s action Mon Day closing Gibraltar against All but Spanish workers going to their jobs on the Rock. Thomson made it Clear that the hew blockade meant Spain had slammed the door on an further talks. He said foreign Secretary Michael Stewar would summon the Spanish ambassador to the foreign office to protest. One member after another Rose to propose various forms of retaliation. Some measures were aimed at cutting Spain s income from British tourism estimate Din a Board of Trade statement earlier tuesday at about $96 Mil lion a year. Thomson could Only suggest that British tourists voluntarily avoid Spain an Appeal that has been issued by the government before with no visible rejected the Sugges Tion that the 6,000 Spanish work ers in Gibraltar be locked out. Misused against socialism communism. Tuesday s soviet attack with out saying so directly was an implied criticism of the Dubcek regime itself since Moscow holds foreign communist govern ments responsible for what their press leaders Are believed worried that the lifting of censor ship in Czechoslovakia and other moves toward Freedom could death be contagious in East Europe and the desire for liberalization could spread As far As statement did not directly accuse the czech press itself of seeking to drive a wedge be tween Prague and Moscow. Butt implied the czech press was doing this indirectly1 by printing articles which were later picked up and used by hostile propaganda a soviet term often used to mean Western press. Mikoyan linked to Case of czech hanged in 52& Prague a Ladisla Kopriva Czechoslovakia s mini Ster of National Security during the arrest of Rudolf Slansky tuesday linked former soviet president Anastas Mikoyan to Slansky s arrest in 1951.Slansky, a former Secretary to magic ring needed the wizard of id is in a Rush i he s All in a hurry for you to find out about stars and stripes wonderful subscription service. Being a thrum Sturgist he know that you will be enchanted with the Early morning delivery and the fact that you get the paper every Day including holidays the Wiz Points out that Yon Don t need a magic ring to conjure this up. Just Call nearest office below circulation phone numbers Normany a Mil Offenbach to ,. Civ to. Mil Vogel Weh 7050 Ulhorn Civ a Wiet Nau 018 plan in 0�v 420tto, Mil 28m9 l 30u Una two kli8dom London old Tiu lip 53384, to 127 subscribe now govt Nunt housing Only first Aid for second lady South Vietnam s second lady Madame Nguyen Cao by wife of vice president by is seen arriving for a first Aid lesson in Saigon a photo Philip gets unkind Welcome but zoo won t exile Napoleon London a All is for Given and Napoleon is out of is a mischievous the Monkey who riddled on Prince Philip husband of Queen Elizabeth ii last week. London zoo official Geoffre Schomberg told a news Confer ence tuesday that although the amiable ape got Over enthusiasm tic in welcoming the Royal Prince on a visit the zoo still had Napoleon s interests at heart. Philip set the whole nation laughing when he told a gather ing of zoologists that Napoleon had riddled All Over Schomberg pointed out that Al though Napoleon lacked Royal manners orangutans Are Classi fied As rare animals and marriage plans Are being made for him. He said Napoleon will probably wed Josephine like himself aged three orangutan terms that makes both apes still in their teens. Napoleon will get married when he is about eight or nine Schomberg said. General of the czechoslovak communist party was hanged in 1952 together with other Lead ing communist functionaries after being convicted of anti stat activities. In an interview with the news paper Vecerin Praha evening Prague the 70-year-old Kopriva also charged that a soviet adviser in his ministry was directly involved in the decision to arrest s disclosure came 10 Days after Karol Bacilek former first Secretary of the slovak communist party Linke Mikoyan to the arrest of Slan sky in another newspaper inter View. Kopriva said a soviet adviser in his ministry identified Only As Alexei showed him a letter from a woman named Daniela Kankovsky then in custody which Alexei said was destined for the letter Kopriva said the american secret service warned Slansky that he was in Dan Ger of being arrested offered him an escape route Asylum and is Clear today that the let Ter was a forgery Kopriv Asaid. He said the letter did not re Fer to Slansky by name but Only to someone called the Alexei asked me whether knew who the big sweeper was and then told me he had already discussed the matter with the czechoslovak presi Dent Klement Gottwald. At a meeting attended by Gottwald Antonin Zapotocky Gottwald s successor As presi Den Alexei and myself it was decided to arrest the year 1962 i found out at the Interior ministry an again in 1966. That before the arrest of Rudolf Slansky Comrade Mikoyan had been on a visit Here from the soviet Union. Only then did i realize that i had been Only an element Ina big dirty congressman Ceder going like 60 at 80 Washington up they say an old Chicken makes the Best soup says rep. Eman Uel Celler . Who entered the ranks of octogenarians Mon slightly rotund and Bald ish Dean of the House celebrated his 80th birthday monday and he claims he is just As Spry Ashe Ever was. Slowing Down not a bit he grinned. In fact i work harder now than i Ever he leaned Back in his leather Arm chair and cited his evidence committee hearing a House ses Sion four meetings and three interviews All within the Las six hours. Aged and Sage the Brooklyn congressman is looking Forward to his stiffest primary Challe Gein the 46 years he has been in Congress. And he thinks he Llwin. But i m going to have tonight. I m just going to run on my own opponent is rep. Edna f. Kelly the 61-year-old Congress woman who is a 20-year Veteran of the House in her own right and was thrown into his District by the new York reapportionment

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