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Communists Promise

Saigon I
aBe fore
SAIGON ) - The Communist Private
high command, thwarted in ef- that up1
forts in its opening offensive to Cong-p
seize Saigon, is reported to have action we
called for leveling of South Viet- But m
nam's capital in second wave they had
attacks before the month is out. cant inci
Rumors raced through Saigon of in thei
an impending Viet Cong assault capital.
in the early morning hours today Saigon
as artillery barrages and air were alr
strikes rumbled in outlying areas. developm
Flares lighted the sky and explo- which du
sions could be heard clearly in the with rock
heart of the city. 47 center



of Month

H. Rap Brown Arrested For
Illegal Trip To California
NEW YORK (P) - Black Power firebrand among national Negro The Cambridge, Md., case in-
advocate H. Rap Brown, chafing leaders, appeared Saturday at an volved racial rioting there after
since September under court im- Oakland, Calif., rally to raise Brown made a speech July 24.
posed travel restrictions, was money for a Negro accused there Brown was charged by Mary-
arrested yesterday for making a of killing a policeman. land officials with Inciting to
weekend speaking trip to Cali- The government said he made a arson and riot. He was arrested
fornia. similar appearance in Los Angeles on a federal fugitive warrant in
The arrest was made on a New before returning to New York. Virginia and currently is fight-
Orleans warrant charging that his August Arrest ing extradition to Maryland.
weekend appearance in California A New' Orleans federal indict- Even as Judge Mitchell in New
violated a court order restricting ment charges that Brown last Orleans was taking judicial note
him to New York, New Orleans August carried a rifle with him of Brown's West Coast trip, so
and Atlanta. on a flight from New York to New was federal Judge Robert R. Mer-
The journey could cost him Orleans and back, while under hige, Jr., in Richmond, Va.,
$25,000 in forfeited bonds. federal indictment in the Mary- Bonded
In Court land rioting. .nded

sources said they heard saults across the country Sunday.
to two battalions of Viet Intelligence advices reaching the
erhaps 800 men-were in U.S. mission said Viet Cong of
est of the city. Kien Hoa Province, in the Mekong
nilitary authorities said Delta, had been told the second
no word of any signifi- wave would run to the end of
dents there or elsewhere February, ordered them to supply
immediate area of the maximum reinforcements for a
new battle for Saigon, and said
police and allied troops the aim was to destroy the city.
ready on full alert for Communist Units
ents in the second wave, The Communists were estimated
windled after its opening to have 10,000 to 15,000 men
ket and mortar attacks on within a day's march of Saigon,
rs and a few ground as- including units of the 7th North
Vietnamese Division and the 5th
and 9th Viet Cong divisions. Far
more allied troops are close at

APearson Asks For
Vote of Confidence

OTTAWA (A') - Prime Minister tion,1
ster B. Pearson returned from word."
3,Caribbean holiday yesterday, The
apparently prepared to ask the Pearso
House of Commons for a vote of He is'
confidence to save the five-year- will re
old Liberal minority government Both
that tottered while he was away. parties
Government:Crisis the ta
Without any mention of the de- Liberal
feat 'of a Liberal sponsored bill The'
that brought on the government Democ
crisis, Parliament met and ad- Pearso
journed in two minutes, giving call fo
Pearson a chance to regroup his
The prime minister met with his
Cabinet and Liberal members of
Parliament who were called ur-
gently back to Ottawa.
Pearson's problems began Mon-
day night after a clause by clause '
study of the income tax bill WAS
which the government began im- Defens
plenting Jan. 1 despite its lack of yesterd
final legislative approval. intellig
Approved in Principle classifi
It had been approved in prin- ture"
ciple earlier and on a second tneN
reading as well. tacksc
Forty-seven of them had been August
absent Monday night when a gov-
ernment income tax surcharge bill McN
was voted down 84-82 by the testim(
House. eign R
The bill's defeat was considered gating
an expression of nonconfidence in of Ton
the government=-a situation that a turn
requires it to resign or win, an war.
immediate pledge of faith in Com- McN
mons. the in
Early Return Thet
Pearson, who rose, at dawn for the U:
a flight back from Jamaica, re- vancev
portedly faced opposition to call- and Au
ing a confidence vote from his sources
Cabinet's younger members.
Informants said they were will- MIA
ing to risk a general election and leaders
reasoned that any other course propose
would make it appear the Liberals ringr
were clinging to power. month
Asked to comment on the situa- strike.

Pearson replied: "Not a
issue was complicated by
n's reduced personal power.
70 and has announced he
tire this spring.
Canada's major opposition
, who teamed up to defeat
ix measure, called on the
Js to resign.
Conservatives and the New
rats acknowledged t h a t
n was within his rights to
r a vote of confidence.

Far to the north, the fighting
for Hue entered its 22nd day.'
Though under heavy allied pres-
sure, Communist troops still held
out in rock piles that once were
fwalls and buildings of the Citadel.
Inch Ahead
U.S. Marines and South Viet-
namese troops inched ahead yes-
terday toward Red pockets on the
south side of the big compound,
which flanks the Perfume River.'
Though they had artillery sup-
port, heavy clouds precluded the
use of fighter bombers.
Recent predictions of allied
officers that the city would be
cleaned up "in another day or
two" were no longer being heard.
Other Red forces controlled
sections both east and west of
the Citadel.

world News Roundup

-Associated Press
FORCED FROM THE CLASSROOM by the current Florida
teachers' strike, four children showed up to picket a rally of some
2,000 Pinellas County teachers held yesterday in St. Petersburg.
Florida Starts Hiring
Uncertified Teachers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (,) -The anything in history except the
State Cabinet authorized hiring of 1860 secession from the Union
uncertified substitute teachers yes- and the bank closings of the 1926-
terday in an emergency effort to
reopen Florida schools closed by 30 depression.
a massive walkout by teachers. Democratic Secretary of State
And as the l artial shutdown Tom Adams blasted Kirk for re-
threatened heav damage to the maining in California while the
tate'n em several school crisis developed and called him a
stae's vconom sneveralnt cool "Nero fiddling while the Florida
boards went into county courts euainhueis brigdw.
seeking injunctions to force the education house burning down."
teachers back into classrooms.
Officials of the Classroom U-M CONCERT DANCE
T e a c h e r s Association (CTA) ORGANIZATION
claimed that the walkout was 18th ANNUAL
gaining momentum and that ris-
ing pressure on teachers indicatedtw n ht
they were winning their fight for
more tax dollars for education.
Schools were closed in 22 of the
67 counties and partially in others.
In all, more than 25,000 of the
state's some 60,000 teachers stayed
off the job and more than 500,000
of Florida's 1.3 million public
school pupils were shut out of
their classrooms.
In California, Republican Gov.
Claude Kirk said, "I wouldn't call
the situation excellent, but it R
doesn't appear to be bad. It ap-
pears that all the small counties
are operating. Our problem is in
the big 10 counties."T
the ig 0 contis."FRI.,.FEB. 23, 8:00 P.M.
Warnings that a prolonged SAT., FEB. 24, 2:30 MAT.
school closing would bring disas- 8:00 P.M.
trous economic consequences on DANCE STUDIO-BARBOUR
the state came from Florida's top GYMNASIUM
financial officers. $1.50 eves., $1.00 mt
Comptroller Fred Dickinson said On Sale NOW 1 Centicor
it would do more to "affect the and Barbour Gymre
money image of Florida" than

Brown, 24, head of the Student
Nonviolent Coordinating Commit-
tee, currently is in the toils of
federal courts in New Orleans and
Richmond, Va.
Brown was arrested here at the
request of the New Orleans fed-
eral court. Because of the West
Coast trip, the government wants
Brown jailed on a pending federal
gun charge there, and his $15,000!
bail forfeited.'
At the same time, the U.S. at-
torney's office in Richmond, Va.,
wants to put Brown behind bars
there, and to foreclose on a $10,-
000 bond.
That case involves a riot last
summer in Cambridge, Md.
The lanky, mustached Brown, a

At the time of his arrest,
Brown said in reference to Presi-
dent Johnson, "If he is worried
about my rifle, wait until I get'
my atom bomb."
Federal Judge Lansing Mitchell
placed Brown under $15,000 fed-
eral bond in New Orleans last
Restrict Movements
The judge ordered that Brown
be restricted in his movements to
New Orleans, New York or SNCC
headquarters in Atlanta, unless
he obtained specific permission to
travel elsewhere.
On Monday, Mitchell ordered
Brown's bail revoked and said his
West Coast trip "flagrantly vio-
lated conditions for bail."

Merhige had placed Brown un-
der $10,000 bond in Richmond,
and restricted his travels outside
that area to New York, except for
such trips as might be necessary
in connection with the various
charges against him.
The government charged that
Brown had violated this order,
and Merhige ordered Brown to re-
turn to Richmond for a hearing
in the matter.
Last Jan. 10, Brown took refuge
for nearly six hours inside the
Cuban mission to the United Na-
tions after an altercation outside
with a New York City policeman.
He later received a summons,
charging him with harassment of
the officer.

By The Associated Press
SHINGTON - Secretary of
se Robert S. McNamara said
day the United States has
Bence reports of a "highly
ied and unimpeachable na-
establishing without ques-
orth Vietnamese naval at-
on two U.S. destroyers in
amara's statement came in
ony before the Senate For-
elations Committee investi-
circumstances of the Gulf
nkin incident that -marked
ring point in the Vietnam
samara did not specify what
telligence information was.
defense chief also disclosed
nited States received ad-
word of the attacks Aug. 2
ug. 4, 1964 from intelligence
*. * *
rejected a government
al yesterday aimed at spur-
negotiations in a seven
old nationwide copper

Representatives of 26 striking
unions, after meeting with AFL-
CIO President George Meany,
turned down a government sug-
gestion that the unions drop their
demands for company wide bar-
NEW DELHI, India-Prime Min-
ister Indira Gandhi's political
woes mounted yesterday as the
opposition presented a no confi-
dence motion over the Rann of
Kutch dispute and the govern-
ment resorted to president's rule
in the troubled state of West
Acting on advice from Mrs.
Gandhi, President Zakir Hussain
dissolved West Bengal's 11 week
coalition ministry headed by Dr.
P. C. Ghosh and shifted the
state's administration from Cal-
cutta to New Delhi.

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