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FRIDA'Y', FEBRUARY 16, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 1968 THE MJCII16AN DAILY PAGE THREE

ease

Fire

Ends

SENATE TESTIMONY:
Pentagon Increases Estimates
Of Vietnam Enemy Capability

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Mid-East Battle
By The Associated Press Israeli Defense Minister Moshe
Israeli jet fighter bombers Dyan later told the nation in a
roared along the Jordan River broadcast he hoped the fighting
truce line, bombing and strafing would "teach Jordan that a cease
Jordanian positions for seven fire is a cease fire and it applies
hours last night, before a cease to both Israel and Jordan."
fire ended the fiercest fighting in. Dayan Cancels Trip
the Middle East since the six day Dayan cancelled a scheduled
war in June. trip to the United States because
Kol Israel, the Tel Aviv radio, of the outbreak.
said fighting stopped after Jor- Combat spread over a 60 mile
dan requested a cease fire at 11 area from the Sea of Galilee south
p.m. It followed an Amman radio; of Jericho. The ancient biblical
call for blood donations and an city, spared during the June war,
emergency session of the kind- came under Jordanian fire at
dom's supreme defense council. nightfall, a Tel Aviv communique
At the fighting's height, an Is- reported.
raeli spokesman said: "Both sides1 Nearly seven hours after Israel
are using everything they have." called in its French made jets,
Associated Press newsmen in Bei-
Jordan Sa s an Valley near the Sea Gali
dropping flares and strafing tar-
Sgets. Every communal farm in the E
Isra l.DP ane fertile area was blacked out.
Jordan Claims Hits West German Chancellor Kurt G
Dayan and Chief of Staff Maj versed with French President Ch
B o m b Cam pioGen. Haim Bar Lev were caught pean Common Market
on an inspection trip to the _enCmmn__a____._
Gesher kibbutz in the area during
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. W) - the shelling, but scrambled for 'HOT SUMMER'-
Jordan charged last night that cover and were not injured, *_
Israeli fighter bombers hit refugee sources said.
camps in an attack on Jordanian Jordan claimed its anti-aircraft P
territory. batteries shot down six Israeli r rb
Jordanian Ambassador Muham- jets, but the Air Force command
mad H. El Farra made the charge in Tel Aviv denied this.
In a letter to the U.N. Security Israel Lists Casualties
Council after Israeli Ambassador There was no estimate of Jor-
Yosef Tekoah wrote the council danian casualties in the nearly
that Israeli planes had struck 12 hours of fighting, but state
Jordan "in self defense." radio in Amman issued an urgent WASHINGTON (P)--The Presi-
Their letters went' to the coun- appeal for blood donations for dent's Commission on Civil Dis-
cil president for February, Par- "wounded b r o t h e r s." Israeli orders has found that many cities,
aguayan Ambassador Miguel So- spokesmen said four Israeli sol- including those hit hardest by vio-
lano Lopez, for circulation as of- diers and one civilian were lence last summer, have done little
ficial documents. Neither asked wounded. to ease tension.
for a council meeting. The Israeli casualty toll was ex- Furthermore commssion mem-'
Premeditated Aggression pected to rise in line with reports her morebcomt issin em-
thatcomunalfars wee uderbes doubt that much can be done
The letters related to an out- that communal farms ,were under to prevent another summer of riot-
break of shooting yesterday along heavy fire.
a broad stretch of the Jordan The Jordanians accused the Is- ing.
River separating Jordan and raelis in turn of shelling popu- A source close to the commis-
Israel. .lated areas. A communique said sion said yesterday that in many
El Farra accused Israel of "de- Israeli artillery units blasted the riot-torn communities visited by
liberate and premeditated" acts Karameh refugee camp while jets commission members the only
of aggression and "a most serious dropped flares and phosphorus change they found was even great-
violation" of the council's cease bombs. er bitterness and hostility.
fire resolutions, adopted at the
time of the Arab-Israeli war last
He said the Israelis started orld
shelling the northern part of the
east bank of the Jordan with
heavy artillery and tanks at 3 p.m.
local time Thursday. By The Associated Press expected invasion by anti-Viet-
Israeli Bombardment ATHENS-The Greek military nam war demonstrators.
"At the same time," he wrote, government disclosed yesterday Cambridge University protest
"Israeli jet fighters started an that three admirals and five other groups have called an antiwar
intensive bombardment of the navy officers have been cashiered demonstration for tomorrow as
villages of Deir Abou Said, Sam- for siding with King Constantine part of a series of anti-American
ma, Um Quals and Kufur Asad. in his unsuccessful countercoup protests at all U.S. Air Force bases
"Later on, the Israeli shelling of Dec. 13. in England.
was extended to various villages The official government gazette Col. Cullen Brannon, Laken-
and positions in the cease fire listed Adm. Ippocrates Dedes and heath commander, announced a
area. Rear Adm. Antonios Rozakis and base curfew during the demon-
"Waves of Israeli fighter bomb- Dimitrios Soutsos among those stration and ordered all flying
ers continued bombarding Jor- ousted from the royal navy. The reduced to a minimum.
danian territories and refugee military government has retired®
camps in an intensive and indis- or cashiered hundreds of officers
criminate manner," who allegedly took part in Con-
Tekoah charged that Jordanian stantine's plan.
forces fired on the Israeli villages * * *
of Kfar Ruppin and Maoz Chaim LAKENHEATH, England - This
and on Israeli units elsewhere be- U.S. nuclear airbase went on alert,
tween 1 and 3:15 a.m. local time. yesterday in preparation for an

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WASHINGTON (A) - Estimates contended the war "is far. far,
of growing enemy strength in far from over" if policy is not
Vietnam came yesterday from a changed.
Pentagon official and a congress- In other Vietnam develoments
man - with the latter arguing yesterday:
that the United States must ac-
cept a prolonged and increasingly -Secretary of Defense Robert
bloody war or withdraw as best it S. McNamara told reporters he
can. thinks it will not be necessary to
Dr. John S. Foster Jr., Defense seek a supplemental appropriation
Department research chief, told for the $76 billion !Defense De-
the Senate Armed Services Coin- par'tmnent budget for the fiscal year
mnittee "there is little question beginmninig July 1. But he acknow-
about growing threats" from in- ledged a transfer of funds might
creased enemy firepower and more be necessary to meet some $6 bil-
sophisticated weapons, lion in unanticipated costs.
Foster testified last week and -Sen. Stephen M. Young (D-
yesterday in support of the ad- Ohio), told the Senate President
*ministration's request for $8 bil-
Slion in defense research funds for T hant *earn
of his testimony was released yes-
terday.To Reject Pr
Foster mentioned, in particular,lo R e ct r
Soviet supplied heavy guage rock-
ets and antitank guns. He added .LONDON (R)-North Vietnam's
that North Vietnam's improved air top diplomats in Asia and Europe
defense "indicates greater poten- told U.N. Secretary-General U
tial air attrition in time the fu- Thant that North Vietnam is
ture." standing firm in rejecting Presi-
{Lure. dent Johnson's terms for peacej
Rep. Donald W. Riegle Jr., (R- talks, well informed sources said
Mich.), said in an impassioned last night.
House speech that Defense De-
Word of t h i s development
partment figures show the Viet reached the British government
Cong is stronger and better armed from New Delhi and Paris. Thant
now than it was a year ago. He ------

Johnson would be justified in re-
moving Gen. William C West-
moreland because of te recent
Communist assaults on Soutl
Vietnamese cities.
Rep. Glenn Davis, (R-Wis.), we il
further saying in Milwaukee tha
Westmo'eland will bebdismissed
before Easter and will be succe+ d-
ed by his deputy, Gen. Creightor.
W. Abrams Jr. Davis said he learnt-
ed this from "a very reliable : ou.cc
within the White House" but would
give no name.
McNamara, prior to Davis s re-
port, had called criticism of West-
moreland unfair.
N. Vietnam
o posed Talks

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-Associated Press
JROPEAN UNITY
Georg Keisinger, left, and Foreign Minister Willy Brandt, right, 'con-
arles de Gaulle in Paris yesterday as they met for talks on the Euro-
Riots In U.S. Ctites
Sidgent 's Comm*ttee

The same pessimistic view' was
expressed N\onday by President
Johnson.

"I don't think you can avert a
bad summer. We'll have a bad
summer. We'll have several bad
summers," the President told a
student group at the White House.
Conditions Worse
Sen. Fred R. Harris (D-Okla), a

member of the commission, said
in a recent interview, "I would say
the conditions in these urban
ghettoes where riots have occurred
in the past, and especially last
summer, are not getting any bet-
ter."
A dissenting view has been
voiced by the only woman on the
11 member commission.
Katherine Graham Peden, for-
mer commissioner of commerce in
Kentucky. said in an interview.
"I have a feeling that the tone of
the nation is one of a little more
tranquility. I don't believe that
we're going to be sitting on a
powder keg that we saw in so
many or our major Pcities last sum-
-mer."
But a commission investigator
who visited Detroit, where 41 per-
sons died in a week of rioting last
July, said he found little improve-
ment.
He cited efforts of private in-

dustry to provide more jobs for
poor Negroes as one hopeful sign
in Detroit.
"But the bitterness is still there
and the government is showing
nothing," he said.I
The Detroit riot caught many
people by surprise. the investigator
said, because the city was viewed
as having an administration re-
sponsive to the poor and because
a great deal of federal money had
been spent on program aimed at
improving slum conditions.
DetroitsW Ghetto Schools
"But despite this we found that
conditions were bad." he said. "The
ghetto schools and police citizen
relations were at their worst."
The commission was appointed
by the President last July 29-
while rioters still roamed the
streets of Detroit. Members are
working in secret to complete their
report, scheduled to go to the
President March 1.
Report Not Completed
Many questions still are being
debated and it is not yet certain
whether there will be a minority
report.
Sources close to the commission
say it is unlikely any effort will
be made to recommend expendi-
ture of an over-all sum to fight
urban poverty and unrest.

had met in the Indian capital
last week with Nguyen Hoa,
Hanoi's consul general, and then
Wednesday with Mai Van Bo, head
of North Vietnam's delegation in
France.
Thant flew back to New York
yesterday.
Bombing Halt Deadlock
Informants reported that Bo
told Thant peace talks with the
United States will begin "at an
appropriate moment" after Ameri-
can bombing raids over the North
are unconditionally halted. Hoa
was said to have informed him
that negotiations will begin about
two weeks after bombingstops.
The meaning of both responses.
as judged here, was that American
initiatives based on President
Johnson's SanAntonio peace for-
mula were unacceptable.
Wilson Unconvinced
This response hardly surprised
the British. But it seems to have
left Prime Minister Harold Wilson
as convinced as ever that "only
a very narrow gap" separates
Washington and Hanoi from
meeting around a peace table.
Wilson reaffirmed this view
yesterday to Soviet Ambassador
Mikhail Smirnovsky. He also gave
the envoy a general outline of his
talks with President Johnson in
Washington last week.
Swiss Send Diplomat
This was in line with a general
agreement with Soviet Premier
Alexei N. Kosygin to keep in close
touch over all aspects of the war
situation.
Switzerland, acting on its own
initiative, has dispatched a diplo-
mat to Hanoi in an attempt to
mediate in the Vietnam war, re-
liable sources said yesterday.
They identified him as Oscar
Rossetti, the Swiss ambassador to
Peking.

--Associated Press

THREE THOUSAND FIVE-HUNDRED combat ready Marines
from Camp Pendleton. Calif., were airlifted from the Marine Corps
Air Station yesterday morning to Vietnam. They were loaded
aboard Air Force C-141 jet transports for the 11-hour trip to
Vietnam amidst strict security.

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