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    56. cairo 28. a.a.--mr. dardiri ismail assistant secretary general of the arab league, said today?

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    Background: 56. cairo 28. a.a.--mr. dardiri ismail assistant secretary general of the arab league, said today was a "black day" for the league.

    in the first official reaction here to the reported threat of the united arab republic to withdraw from the league.

    the official middle east news agency said that the u.a.r. would withdraw from the arab league unless the league council "takes a decision concerning the campaign of insults and lies against the u.a.r.

    the agency was reporting from shtoura, lebanon, where the u.a.r. delegation today walked out of a session of the league council discussing syrian complaints alleging u.a.r. interference in his internal affairs.

    cairo radio at the same time broadcast a report that the u.a.r. had withdraw from the league, but the agency quoted the leader of the u.a.r. delegation akram deiri as having told the league council that the u.a.r. would withdraw unless the council took a decision.

    mr. ismail, who is a sudanese, said here that if the league headquarters were moved from cairo he would resign.

    the immediate reaction of observers was that if the u.a.r. had not actually withdraw it had issued a serious ultimatum.

    some surprise was expressed by western observers, who said that while it became obvious in recent days that tempers were running high at shtura, and it was unlikely that the council would be able to resolve egyptian-syrian dispute, they had not foreseen such drastic action on the part of u.a.r.

    there was little arab comment available here as most of the arab league officials, are at present atshtura, but, observers were already speculating on repercussions if the u.a.r. withdraw became effective.

    the u.a.r. pays thirty one per cent of the league budget and is also the home of the league headquarters.

    the league headquarters -- a tall imposing building over - looking the nile, on the site of a former british army barracks was built at a coast of about two million egyptian pounds.

    there was also speculation about the future of mr. abdel khalig hassouna, the 63-year-old secretary general of the league. mr. hassouna whose second five year term as secretary general expires next month has been confidentially tipped. for reelection to his six-thousand-pound-a-year job.

    however if the u.a.r. is no longer a member of the league it is doubtful whether he would be allowed to continue in office. (reuter 148-149) tf-ig
    u.s. vice-president mr. johnson arrives istanbul
    istanbul a.a.-- u.s. vice-president mr. lyndon johnson accompanied by his wife and daughter and his retiniue a board his special plane left izmir at 8.36 p.m. and arrived in yesilkoy at 21.45 p.m.

    at the yesilkoy airport he was met by governor of istanbul and mrs. niyazi aki, mayor of istanbul prof. and mrs. gorgun, representative of the first turkish army commander, u.s. istanbul counsel general and his wife, consultant staff, high officials, members of the american community in istanbul and representatives of turkish and foreign press.

    mrs. aki presented a bouquet to mrs. johnson.

    mr. johnson and his retinue left the airport for istanbul hilton where they will stay for the night. tf/ig
    television speech of adenauer
    58. berlin 28. a.a-- dr. konrad adenauer said in a television interview tonight that britain's entry into the common market and her association with a future political union of europe should be treated as two different problems.

    "but, regarding the ... question whether britain should enter the common" market, i would say as a german and european: i welcome this west german chancellor added.

    answering questions from west german journalists on the "meet the press programme", on, adenauer said a larger economic community could be of advantage.

    "but if in political questions the opposition of one member counts -- i am thinking of nato-- then the whole course of history can be brought to a stop".

    "therefore i think that one should not treat as one problem the question of britain's entry to the common market and the question of britain's joining the political union once she is in the common market", he added.

    dr. adenauer said britain, norway, denmark, iceland and ireland wanted to join the common market and this posed the question of voting rights and of the political union.

    "now we are six. five more would be added. six would become eleven."
    "the question of voting rights within the common market has not become any easier -- nor has the question, which has never been fixed in writing, whether all members of the common market should also become members of the political union".

    "i could very well imagine that this is not necessary, gentlemen", the chancellor said. (reuter 176/177)oa-ig
    lyndon johnson's message to the people of istanbul
    istanbul: 28.a.a.-- the visiting u.s. vice-president lyndon b. johnson upon arrival to istanbul gave the following message:
    "people of istanbul,
    in spite of the darkness of the night we arrived in this magnificent and historical city which forms a junction between two big continents with our hearts full of light.

    it is indeed a great pleasure to complete our visit to turkey by coming to this biggest city of your country.

    everywhere we have been, the warm reception of the turkish people has filled our hearts with happiness.

    i am looking forward for tomorrow morning to convey the best wishes of the people of the unites states to the people of istanbul.

    we, the people of america are appreciating the contribution of turkey to the western alliances.

    for centuries, turkey has been a source of culture and commerce for the western world.

    however i believe it never contributed as much as of today in the 20. th century for and within the western world.

    40 years ago, your nation under the leadership of great kemal ataturk had given a good example for independence and self development, which today inspire mankind decided all over continents.

    15 years ago turkey definitely decided to take her place near the u.s. against the threats and aggressions towards her independence and liberties.

    today turkey is serving the cause of freedom by forming a ring in the security chain of nato and cento.

    the people of the u.s. of america feel happy of our solidarity with the turkish people, we are inseparable allies and friends both in difficult positions and in peace.

    it is indeed a great pleasure to convoy the best wishes of the american people to the people of istanbul. i'll pray god for your good during all your life. tf/ig
    stevenson is the chief u.s. representative to the session of u.n. general assembly
    60. washington 28. a.a.-- president kennedy today officially designated mr. adlai stevenson as chief u.s. representative to the 17. th session of the u.n. general assembly and sent his nomination to the senate for confirmation.

    mr. stevenson is u.s. ambassador to the world organisation.

    the general assembly, opens in new-york on september 18. (reuter 178) oa-ig
    position of "mariner 2"
    62. washington 28. a.a.-- the space agency today calculated the position of the mariner ii venus probe as of 3 p.m. at 296.836 miles from the earth.

    the spacecraft was launched monday on a 180.2 million mile journey to the vicinity of earths nearest planetary neighbor. its 3 p.m. speed was put at 7.312 miles an hour.

    the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) said scientists are now making calculations to determine just when to send radio signals turning on the 37.3-pound rocket motor designed to put mariner ii on a path carrying in within 10.000 miles of the bright planet.

    originally it was estimated this midcourse correction maneuver would be ordered about eight days after launch. a nasa spokesman said it might be attempted a bit sooner.

    nasa said that at 3 a.m. tomorrow mariner ii would be 583.636 miles from the earth and pulling away at 7.179 miles an hour.

    (upi 241)oa-ig
    secretary general of u.n. conferred with khrushchev
    64. moscow 28. a.a.-- mr. khrushchev and u thant, acting u.n. secretary general, had talks in a "friendly, free, and easy atmosphere" at yalta today, tass news agency reported.

    the soviet prime minister afterwards invited u thant to lunch with his family at the black sea holiday resort.

    u thant flew down to yalta earlier today from moscow, where he had talks yesterday with the soviet foreign minister mr. a??? gromyko, on "some of the major problems facing the u.n.".

    he will meet correspondent here on thursday.

    (reuter 128)oa-ig

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