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LONDON, March 19--Union leaders tonight ordered 2 1/2 million factory workers to join in a phased strike aimed at paralyzing Britain's manufacturing industries by April 6.

Seventy shipyards already are idle by a walkout of 200,000 men. Taken together, the two strikes could bring the British economy almost to a standstill in the worst industrial chaos since the general strike of 1926.

The order for factory strikes went out only a few hours before Prime Minister Harold Macmillan took off for talks with President Eisenhower in Bermuda on vital international questions.

Israel Threatens New War

JERUSALEM, March 19--The open threat of a new war emerged today from Israel's dismay at Gaza Strip and Aqaba Gulf developments since she turned over those battle-won territories to the United Nations.

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion said Israel's army will march against Egypt again if President Nasser "tries to block our historic and legal passage into the Gulf of Aqaba."

Grand Jury Indicts Hoffa

WASHINGTON, March 19--A federal grand jury today indicted James R. (Jimmy) Hoffa, a top leader of the Teamsters Union, on charges of setting up a conspiracy to buy secrets of the Senate rackets investigation.

Meanwhile, Senate rackets investigation rolled out a mass of evidence that Frank W. Brewster, a top Teamster Union official, applied cash from the union till to a home, racing stable, and costly tailor-made suits. There was evidence, too, that Brewster doubled up on expense accounts.

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