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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 2, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Refugees build their own Village in Quinton Story and photos by Ray Belford staff correspondent qui Vietnam six months ago refugees Here were cramped into huts with the few possessions they had left after being uprooted from their they lived with rats that nearly outnumbered the they considered themselves Lucky if they had tar paper they Are starting a new life in the Ghent Ranh refugee Village on the outskirts of qui Many left their ancestral More ships calling at Hanoi Washington a intelligence reports show a re cent Rise in the number of Calls by free world ships at a Pron vietnamese official sources said As a american Diplo Mats Are reported to have made known to the countries of the ships involved the continued interest in curbing such sailings to the communist Washington policy is to Dis courage no communist Trade with North Vietnam through diplomatic and the num Ber of free world vessels calling at North Vietnam dropped Shar ply from 402 in 1964 to 256 in 1967 and 74 last after declining to a Low of 20 in the last six months of the number of North vietnamese visits by ships flying free world flags was said to have climbed to 39 in the first half of this the increase was attributed almost entirely to More British Flag ships under Hong Kong registry stopping at North Viet namese British officials said the ves Sels from Hong a British that Are engaged in this Trade Are either owned by communist interests or Are under Lon term unbreakable Charters to they said no ship owned or registered in Britain has gone to North Viet Nam since about 80 per cent of All Calls by free world ships at North vietnamese ports this year were reported to be by the Hong communist controlled the other free world vessels which went to North Vietnam in january july included one ital Ian one maltese and Sev eral flying cypriot flags of con according to the the italian government was said to have told Washington that the Genoa registered ital Ian ship was controlled by communist interests and the Rome government could not Stop it from going to North repeated diplomatic representations Are being made to the cypriots about their Flag ships going to North the sources Homes and drifted into qui Nhon from As far away As Hanoi and but most were driven from homesteads in near by valleys when their land was turned into the roman Catholic Church donated a 15care plot for the refugee the refugees then started the task of building new the land consisted of rolling Sand dunes and wild scrub Earl civil affairs officer for the qui Nhon support visited the area and was touched by the work the people were he asked the province chief for permission to bring Bull dozers in to level the even with the bulldozers it took Al most five weeks to Complete the it would have probably taken them a million years to level that land by Sleeper but from then on the project belonged to the materials Are donated by the vietnamese and american gov All labor is done by the for a refugee to live in the he must work on the this is not an old soldiers Home where they Are allowed to sit around on Sleeper we Are trying to help the people help most of the work on the Vil Lage is done by the women and the men choose to work downtown where they can make More the which is about 60 per cent houses Al most refugees in a series of Mote like the refugee women carry building blocks As Walls Are put one Story buildings Are made of Cement blocks and covered with stucco and tin their new Homes Are better than anything they have Ever had or probably Ever hoped to thais report capture of vie trained red Sleeper work on the Village is checked by the 1st logistics command civil affairs team to see that everything is going according to work on the Village is moving slowly partly because the refugees Are making their own Cement blocks and much of the lumber used on the project has to be plans include hard surface roads Between the buildings and septic tanks for better Sanita Sleeper estimates most of the work on the Village will be completed in about two the Village has helped ease the refugee but it has not eliminated within the past month the number of Dis placed persons in qui Nhon has grown from to about there is still much work to be done but Ghent Ranh is a sign of new Asia group Kuala Bumpur up the five nation ministers con Ference to discuss formation of a new Southeast asian regional cooperation organization will be held in Bangkok Malaysia acting prime minister Tun Abdul Razak said Pacific stars stripes August 1967 Bangkok a police have arrested a suspected communist terrorist in Northern Thailand who they claim is one of 30 Hill tribesmen sent to North Vietnam for terrorist War fare it was reported the Bangkok Post reporting from Tak said the tribesmen had received guerrilla training in North Vietnam for 14 he was paid baht by communist the Post said Tak Chu Chai expressed great concern at the capture of the Hill he said this was the first definite evidence of communist infiltration of the the thai government has be come increasingly concerned in recent months Over reports of communist infiltration in the Mountain areas on the Northern and Western Borders of thai the Hill tribes Are and opium growing is their tra Thailand bans miniskirt on to Bangkok a girls wearing miniskirts have been banned from thai television stations by order of Thailand prime minister Thanom Kitti no fashion shows featuring miniskirts will be allowed to be televised under the new a government official explained that miniskirts were contrary to thai Dit ional the government has announced plans to increase its control of the Hill tribes by them identification a 100kilowatt radio station has also started to beam Broad casts in Hill tribe dialects to the isolated the government radio thai land is often unable to reach the but radio radio peking and the under ground communist voice of the thai people Are heard screeching Doe inf pay Chile officials held three subversive parrots that screeched Viva we Are and Down with bolivian president Rene Barrientos the parrots were among seven brought to this port by bolivian customs officials said the Birds were not detained for parroting the communist but to prove they were embezzler sentenced Iraq a the Security court announced that it had sentenced Rufus chief defendant in Iraq big Gest embezzlement to 45 years the Case involved More than dinars which was stolen by six defendants from the Cen trial Kattoush accomplices received sentences rang ing from five to 40 vietnamese refugees finish Interior of a building at the refugee Village on the outskirts of qui

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