Nation: Cutting Off Haiphong

Free-world trade with North Viet Nam has dwindled drastically in the past year, but even a trickle strikes Washington as too much. On White House orders, the U.S. Maritime Administration announced this month that vessels hauling freight to Haiphong would be barred from carrying U.S. Government cargoes anywhere in the world. Last week the A.F.L.-C.I.O. maritime unions demanded that such ships be denied entry to U.S. ports. Otherwise, they warned in a tartly worded telegram to President Johnson, waterfront workers in 29 unions would boycott all ships owned by any foreign nation that earns "blood money" by trading with North Viet...

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