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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1968

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HIT URBAN CENTERS:
Viet Cong Grab U.S. Embassy,
Ousted by Heliecopter Assault

Fleming To
Meet With
'Legislators

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aimed at diverting allied strength
from the northern provinces,
where a major battle seemed im-
minent.
U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth
Bunker was safely sped away1
from his residence under heavy
security guard early Wednesday
when the Viet Cong guerrillas at-
tacked and seized the embassy.
U.S. officials would say only
that the 74-year-old Bunker was
safe. They refused any clue as
to where he was taken.
Bunker's residence is about five
blocks from the embassy.
From Washington, President
Johnson kept in close communi-
cation with military and 'diplo-
matic leaders in Saigon through-
out the Viet Cong assault on the
embassy. ;
.The series of raids on the South
Vietnamese capital were described
by the White House as "pretty
serious" from the very start.
White House aides said the
President received about 25 cables
from Saigon during the eight
hours after the attacks on the
embassy and' other key South
Vietnamese buildings began.
.Among the other buildings at-
tacked' in Saigon were Independ-
ence Palace, where President
Nguyen Van Thieu has offices.
Also shelled or attacked with
small arms fire were the offices

of the Vietnamese Joint chiefs of
staff, Vietnamese navy headquar-
ters, three U.S. officers' billets,
the Philippine Embassy and the
vicinity of Tan Son Nhut Air
Base.
The embassy and its grounds
were finally declared secured at
9:05 a.m., Saigon time,
Westmoreland said that in the
countryside outside Saigon there
were a number 'of efforts to dam-

age or destroy airfields with mor-
tar and rocket fire and ground
attacks.
Other sources said airfields had
been hit at Marble Mountain near
Da Nang, Chu Lai, Phu Bai, Bien
Hoa and Quang Tri City. They
said the U.S. military compound
at Hue also was hit by rocket
fire. No details were available im-
mediately on casualties or dam-
age.

New Embassy Seizure,
Similar. to 1965 Attack

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subsidy from the taxpayers of
Michigan."
"There is a subsidy for students
at the University, that is true," he
continued. "But there are also
economic benefits and I think ita
is this part of the picture which
most of us have failed to see in
the past."
Although Fleming appeared be-
fore the Senate Appropriations
Committee in December, yester-
day's appearance marked his first
formal introduction to the Legis-
lature since becoming President.,
Fleming received a standing ova-
tion upon entering the chamber
and at the conclusion of the
speech. An honor guard escorted
Fleming and Gov. George Romney
into the House. Regents Paul
Goebel, Robert Brown and Alvin
Bentley were present at the cere-
monies.
A reception for Michigan's
elected officials, sponsored by the
Alumni Association, followed the,
speech.

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SAIGON (OF) - The Viet Cong
attack on the new $2.6 million
U.S. Embassy came four months
after the 250-room building was
dedicated and nearly three years
after a Red terrorist bomb attack
wrecked the old embassy killing
22 persons.
The new building is next to the
French consulate and across from
the British Embassy.
Plans for the new embassy be-
gan after Viet Cong bombed the
old U. S. mission March 30. 1965,
killing 22 and wounding nearly
200. Two of the dead were Amer-
icans.

considered terrorist-proof. It has
a helicopter landing pad on the
roof, a decorative concrete shield
on the outside and shatterproof
windows.
The old embassy, near the Sai-
gon River waterfront, has been
rebuilt. Towers on the roof of the
old, windowless, concrete building
support communications equip-
ment. Terrorists had tried to at-
tack the building a number of
times. Once somebody concealed
a grenade in a loaf of bread and
threw it at the building but the
grenade was a dud. Another time,
Vietnam police foiled a plot on
the embassy by finding a terror-
ist cache of 35 pounds of plastic
explosives.

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