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    WASHINGTON (UPI)--AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER HAROLD HOLT TOLD PRESIDENT JOHNSON TODAY THAT AS JOHNSON MAKES "HEAVY AND LONELY" DECISIONS ON THE VIET NAM WAR, HE CAN COUNT ON THE AUSSIES BEING AT HIS SIDE.

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    WASHINGTON (UPI)--AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER HAROLD HOLT TOLD PRESIDENT JOHNSON TODAY THAT AS JOHNSON MAKES "HEAVY AND LONELY" DECISIONS ON THE VIET NAM WAR, HE CAN COUNT ON THE AUSSIES BEING AT HIS SIDE.

    SPEAKING AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE 19-GUN SALUTE ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN TO FORMALLY WELCOME HOLT TO WASHINGTON, NEITHER JOHNSON NOR HOLT MADE DIRECT MENTION OF THE NEW U.S. BOMBING RAIDS ON NORTH VIET NAM'S TWO PRINCIPAL CITIES, HANOI AND HAIPHONG.

    BUT THE PRIME MINISTER GAVE A RINGING GENERAL ENDORSEMENT OF JOHNSON'S VIET NAM POLICIES, EVEN AS SEVERAL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS -- MOSTLY DEMOCRATS -- WERE HARSHLY CASTIGATING THE PRESIDENT FOR BROADENING THE AIR WAR.

    HOLD TOLD JOHNSON THAT AUSTRALIANS WERE INSPIRED AND ENCOURAGED "BY THE STRENGTH OF YOUR OWN RESOLUTION." THE PRESIDENT SAID AMERICANS AND AUSSIES FIGHTING SIDE BY SIDE IN THE SOUTHEAST LAST JUNGLES, "SHALL PERSIST - WE SHALL SUCCEED."
    SPEAKING ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON DEPLORED THE HANOI-HAIPHONG ATTACKS, HOLT SAID AUSTRALIA CONTINUES TO BE "AN ADMIRING FRIEND THAT WILL BE ALL THE WAY WITH LBJ."
    IN HIS GREETING TO HOLT, JOHNSON ALSO SKIPPED DIRECT MENTION OF THE NEW BOMBING BUT REPEATED HIS PLEDGE TO SEE THAT SOUTH VIET NAM IS GIVEN A CHANCE TO FORCE ITS OWN DESTINY.

    SEN. J. W. FULBRIGHT, D-ARK., ONE OF THE SENATORIAL CRITICS OF THE NEW AIR RAIDS, WAS ON HAND FOR A STAG LUNCHEON FOR HOLT. OTHERS INCLUDED SEN. RICHARD B. RUSSELL, D-GA., WHO HAD BEEN URGING SUCH RAIDS, AND SEN. MIKE MANSFIELD, D-MONT,. WHO LIKE FULBRIGHT SAID THE RESULT MIGHT BE A LONGER, COSTLIER WAR., PICK UP 3RD PGH 026A: THE AUSTRALIAN

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4XFHD0XC7P1KGFQZ4EBHU0PPZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XFHD0XC7P1KGFQZ4EBHU0PPZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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