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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 26, 1967, Tokyo, JapanMissile funds depend on talks president Johnson and budget director Charles Schultz go Over various phases of the record $135 billion budget shortly before Johnson presented Congress tuesday. Johnson asked $72.3billion for the defense department. Up one fourth of foreign Aid May go for arms spending Washington a presi Dent Johnson proposed tuesday to spend $4.8 billion on nonmilitary foreign affairs in fiscal 1968, an increase of about $200 million Over this total of More than $1 billion is recommended for arms Aid. The head of the Aid administer ing Agency for International development Ai William s. Gaud estimated the total of new economic Aid funds sought in Johnson s fiscal 1968 budget Mes Sage to Congress at $4.4 billion about the same As for the current year. This includes $2.43 billion for flights to Start in May Moscow up regularly scheduled airline flights Between new. York will begin in May american sources say. A 5-Man commercial team headed by pan american airlines senior vice president for operations John Shannon will sign an agreement on the new route wit soviet civil aviation officials Mon Day the sources said. Pan american officials said each line would Fly one plane each Way per week in Winter and twice each Way per week in summer after the route is opened. Aid $1.8 billion for food for Freedom shipments abroad and$104 million for Aid dispensing International institutions. Other funds go to the peace corps state department and . Information Agency which get som increases. Gaud could not give an arms Aid total because Johnson Lumpe undisclosed amounts for South Vietnam Laos Thailand and North Atlantic treaty Organiza Tion nato contraction projects into the regular . Defense budget for the 1968 fiscal year. Last year Only Vietnam s arms assistance about $600 million 15 argentines killed Rosario Argentina up fifteen persons were killed Mon Day and another 15 injured when an inter Urban train hit a student Laden bus at a Railroad crossing. The students were returning from a school dance. Thrift group spending Washington up the joint congressional committee on reduction of non essential fed eral expenditures plans to spend $38,000 in the coming fiscal year fiscal year. That is $2,000 More than Las year president Johnson re ported tuesday in his new Bud get. Was wrapped into the Pentagon total. Thailand where 35,000 . Troops Are now based and Laos have become other Southeast Asia Sites of 1 operations. Gaud said arms Aid for All three went into the . Defens budget this year because of the War. The nato expenditure was put on the Pentagon s books be cause it involves the . Share of joint projects not Aid he said. The figures were kept secret. For the remainder of the global military assistance program Johnson listed expenditures Dur ing fiscal 1968 at $800 million. That $800 million added to Aid s share produces the $3.2 billion program Congress will consider in the main foreign Aid Bill. The other foreign programs Are scattered through other Bills. Lbs nominates 26 for promotion Washington up presi Dent Johnson has sent to the sen ate nominations for promotion of26 air Force Reserve and air National guard officers. Included among them was the recommendation for raising the rank of sen. Jack Miller a Iowa from colonel to brigadier general in the air Force reserves. A frigate funds okd Washington up the administration bowed to Congress tuesday and released $151 million for the . Navy to build its third nuclear powered frigate. The Money was appropriate last summer Over objections of defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara who preferred conventionally powered ships. With the new frigate and three atomic powered submarines provided in the new defense budget the Navy will have 112 nuclear ships built or Are 65 attack submarines 41 ballistic missile submarines two aircraft carriers a cruise Rand three frigates. A basks postage increase Washington up presi Dent Johnson asked Congress tuesday for a $700 million postal rate increase. Postage on first class letter would jump from 5 cents to 6 cents an ounce and air mail from 8 cents to 9 cents starting july1. A 20 to 30 per cent rate in crease for second and third class mail would become effective Jan. 1. In his budget message John son said to provide improved services proposed pay increases and to largely offset the remain ing deficit a postal rate increases necessary and under the proposed $6.6-billion Post office department budget there would be a 45 per cent increase on spending for new Plant and equipment. To find new ways to keep up with a mail volume estimated at 83 billion pieces in fiscal 1968, the administration requested $23 million for research and Engi Neering a 40 per cent increase in current spending. The stepped up program will in clude construction of factories scientifically designed for Maxi mum mail handling efficiency. Washington a president Johnson asked Congress tuesday for stand by Money for a possible Start of Nike a production in Cas agreement is not reached on a .-soviet antimissile ban. His message accompanied a$72.3 billion defense department budget $5.4 billion More than this year s partly because of mount ing Vietnam War costs. The president thus confirmed that he has decided against deploying an antimissile system pending talks with the soviets. But if these discussions prove unsuccessful Johnson said tues Day our deployment decision will be to provide for actions that May be required at that time approximately $375 million tra been included for the production of Nike x for such purposes As defense of our offensive the administration said lat last year the soviets Are deploy ing a limited antimissile system around Moscow designed to knockout approaching missiles. This is the first time the administration has sought. Nike a production funds. Last year de sense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara refused to spend More than $150 million to finance the Nike a. Cost estimates for a . Antimissile system Range to $40 billion. Earlier tuesday up reported Mcnamara discounted fears that the . Is behind the soviet Union in antimissile development and said he has Complete Confidence that the . Can penetrate the new soviet defences. Asked whether there is a con Cern about an antimissile Gap the Secretary said that in no sense of the Woid is such a fear justified. He said it is recognise that technologically and strategically we Are the equal of an nation in the the president s spending proposals included $21.9 billion to support Southeast Asia operations in fiscal 1968, and said he will Send Congress a $12.3 billion re quest to supplement the current budget. The supplement would mean about. $9.4 billion in expenditures by next june 30.additional billions Are provided to strengthen nuclear and conventional forces with such new items As multiple warhead mis Siles for Polaris submarines improved land based minuteman ii missiles equipped with Decoy de vices designed to fool enemy de lenses and the Start on a third atomic powered aircraft Carrier. The budget provides for alarmed services strength of 3.46 million 135,000 above the current Force. Non deductible tax expense Washington up Mak ing sure americans pay their taxes will Cost the government$681 million during the coining fiscal year. That sum earmarked for expenses of the internal Revenue service is an increase of $26 Mil lion Over the current year. Boy coff portuguese Macao leftists urge Macao a pro communist chinese leaders tuesday night ordered a food services and Taxa Tion Boycott against portuguese officials of this Colony. The Boycott announcement Fol Lowed an official government broadcast admitting that it had been unable to reach agreement with communist China on wording of a communist demanded apology for the deaths of eight Chi Nese during pro communist riot Early in december. Pro communist leaders said the Boycott initially would apply Only against portuguese officials and not against private portuguese citizens. They called upon All of Macao chinese 98 per cent of the Colony s 275,000 population to refuse to sell food or other commodities to All portuguese government personnel refuse to allow them aboard uses or in taxis refuse to allow them in hotels or restaurants refuse to pay taxes or fees of any kind to the government. There were unconfirmed reports that the pro communists had warned of retaliation against any chinese who broke the formed in front of Hydro foil and ferry piers As Many Macao residents fearing an out break of violence Between opposing chinese forces tried to Book passage to Hong Kong. Even before this latest crisis some 4,500 Macao residents had fled to Hong Kong. . Payroll $16.6 billion Washington up the . Government has More than6 million people on its payroll. President Johnson s budget message tuesday revealed that total government employment counting members of the armed forces will reach 6,234,000 by june and 6,385,000 by june 1968. Payroll costs will total $16.6billion during the coming fiscal year he said. Lbs picks Berlin Aid Washington a presi Dent Johnson has approved the assignment of Brewster h. Morris As assistant chief of the . Mis Sion in Berlin. Morris 57, has been . Ambassador to Chad since 1963. _ Pacific stars & stripes 3 thursday Jan. 26, 1967

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