May 5, 1959

TIBET: New Delhi, 2 – According to reports from Tibet, there were several anti-Indian demonstrations on May Day and photographs of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru were burned, along with the Indian flag. There were rumors of war «if the expansionist Indians continue to interfere in China’s internal affairs.» It was reported that a 250-strong Russian group has arrived in Tibet to help the Chinese Communists’ economic plans, including the expropriation of land and other property. Meanwhile Chinese Communists are trying to gain complete control of the borders in order to prevent more Tibetans from fleeing to India. So far about 7,000 of them have arrived and the number is expected to increase. The Indian authorities have settled the refugees in camps. Nehru said yesterday that the best settlement for everyone concerned would be the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. US SIXTH FLEET: According to an announcement released by the United States Information Service, 23 ships of the US Sixth Fleet are due to arrive as of May 15 in the ports of Faliron, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Kavala and Souda. The aircraft carrier Intrepid and the heavy cruiser USS Des Moines are to sail into Faliron Bay.

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