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January 25, 1965
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7YRGHT CPYRGHT CPYRGHT LAS T-EGAS SUN Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA Inside Washington CPYRGHT Red Chinese Extend..h?elers ,: r: RUSK FAVORS WASHINGTON --Red China soundings were )reef d^d 1,v The senators also were in r pu rag out ec ers or discus visit of more than a m,nuh ha'. 'formed that Secretary Dean sions with the U.S. through non Hamilton made to poling latr, husk favors the proposed in- diplomatic channels, preferably last year. -- I formal talks. prominent businessmen with During this stay he conferred ! It was stressed, however, that close White House ties. with Premier Cliou Eu?lai ant; the State Department heads War-racked Southeast Asia, others. creding with such an exchange rea, and trade are the indicated senators, he expressed willing, of views to conic from the For- principal subjects of the pro- Hess to ar?t a t ? d ? s ~ c gn elations Committee. Rusk posed informal talks. tze lung a "non c iplom rr? rc '?' v?as said to deem this precau- This profoundly significant logue" iinderwa~ hel'cEe chc I on advisable io safeguard the overture has been conveyed by U.S. and the Mar Tze?uui rr, cl?~inistration from possible at- Alvin Hamilton, Conservative gimc. Lock on the ground of "making member of the Canadian Parlia- POSSIa,i.E Sr'GI(f?:SVlEN ment and the former a ricul_ r secret deal" with the Chinese g At the Inrcheon with the 1hr' F'eds. tore minister who negotiated ei,,n Re);:Lions c irmn~iitcemen, In Hamilton's discussions with his country's first huge wheat there wa :on.,icerah;r discus- Chou En-lai the latter voiced sale to Communist China. sion of veil-knon. n Po( highly particular interest in obtaining Hamilton spent four days : in respected per,on?lilies w h o U.S, industrial equipment and, Washington last week confer- might be s"ughr to mtEt t~ith surplus grain and other con- ring with top Stale Department the Red Chinese. and other administration offi- Two inlernnli,rially known nTo',tSesn, Aiken, Hamilton ea cials and leaders of the Senate names mentioned wer?> John pressed the opinion, "Ft will hE Foreign, Relations Committee. McCloy, one-tinu? high iemmi.s- only a relatively short time he- His unannounced meetings with sioncr for Ger,ru,nv, ;k,rirnr fore your country will be trail- these key senators were ar- head of the Wot Ic! Ra ~k, dig with Communist China. ranged by the State Depart- chairman of the board of Ch;se That's inevitable because of thr. ment. Manhattan Bank, and head of pressure b growing p by your busi- KEY LEGISLATORS the Ford Foundation,'mid Gcn- ness people, particularly on the One session was a luncheon, cr?al Alfred Gruenther, one- time West Coast." Among those present were Sens. NATO commander. former head The Canadian leader also T. William Fulbright, D-Ark., of the American Red Cross,' and slated his country expects to chairman, Bourke I{ickenlooper,' director of the New York Life. continue selling large quantities Insurance Co. !.Iowa, ranking Republican, and of wheat to Peking for at least Frank Church, D-Idaho, sharp According to liamilron, UN another live years. critic of U.S. involvement' in Ambassador Adlai Stevenson South Viet Nam, and Sen. 1'ulbright also would FOIAb3b FOIAb3b rl. ter expressed approval. search, who took extensive notes of the views expressed by To this ! norm Fuibright the senators. I replied he was s n not intern.;red in Sen. George Aiken, 'Vt., sec- personally becoming involved'; ond-ranking Republican coot- ~ in such an undertaken' The mitteeman,, who was unable to rkansan stated he had "nn oh he at the luncheon, later had a ?ections" to the launching of half-hour talk with Hamilton such informal discussions, but at the request of the Stat Deg id not want to participate i partalenSanitized - Ape rfMd For Release ;: C'A-RDP75-00149R00060 040161-7 partment intelligence and L? j to Premier Chou J:n lai, the lat- ,' '1111K tall r1; i R Also on hand was Thomas be acceptable, He stated that When he mnnlioncd their names wu~iuuau