DANGER ZONES: Arms & Jeeps

With Communist pressure rising in neighboring Indo-China U.S. and Siamese officials at Bangkok last week ended three months of negotiations and signed a military assistance pact. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. will provide Siam's poorly equipped 50,000-man army with $10 million worth of modern weapons and transport. It will also dispatch officers and technicians to help train the Siamese in the use of the new arms and equipment. Sample instruction : the care and operation of the jeep.

By week's end the first shipments of arms and supplies had left for Siam.