THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
NATIONAL GENEAL CORPORATIO
WASHINGTON () - President
k Johnson and Secretary General U
Thant of the United Nations met
for one hour yesterday for an in-
tensive discussion of, Vietnam
A statement of less than 100
words issued by the White House
after the session said the Presi-
V dent had reaffirmed his desire to
achieve a peaceful settlement un-
der the "San Antonio formula:"
The San Antonio formula was
contained in a speech the Presi-
dent made in that Texas city Sept.
29, 1967. It said the United States
"is willing to stop all aerial and
naval bombardment of North
Vietnam when this will lead
promptly to productive discussions."
It said this assumes that while dis-
cussions proceeded, North Vietnam
would not take advantage of the
bombing cessation or limitation.
U Thant "conveyed to the Pres-,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (P) -
Growing unrest among students
yesterday created serious disci-
pline problems in many of Flori-
da's public schools where a wave
of substitutes and volunteers re-
placed thousands of resigned
More than two-thirds of the
county system remained open but
many schools were tinder staffed.
There were numerous reports of
cases where students roamed the
hallways, left school without per-
mission in large numbers, and in
some places set up picket lines
demanding the return of their
Two students were arrested at
Forrest Hills High School in
Jacksonville after leading a walk-
out of 150 students in protest
against the substitute teachers.
"Educate me with educators!"
declared a sign carried by a stu-
dent Picketing Oakland High
w School in Haines City. Another
declared, "Baby sitters go home!"
Only a handful of the school's
hundreds of pupils were in classes.
At Seabreee High School in
Daytona Beach, students tried to
gain possession of the auditorium
forna protest meeting, and when
they were denied many left the
About 200 Hollywood High School
students staged a sit-in on a foot-
ball field in sympathy for the
striking teachers. Deputies arrest-
ed nine after threats to overturn
a newspaper reporter's car. Five
were charged with disorderly con-
duct, the others sent to classes.
At Sarasota, 250 junior high
students bolted classes and par-
aded with signs supporting the
teachers. "Down withKirk. Help
the FEA," one sign said.
The number of teachers off
the job held steady at about 26,000
of the total 60,000, according to
an Associated Press survey of the
67 counties. About 500,000 of the
state's three million students re-
mained out of school.
Schools were shut in nine coun-
ties. In 12 other counties some
schools were kept open but in
many cases only for seniors try-
ing to complete credits for college
Resignations of the teachers,
submitted to the FEA in advance
weeks ago, were made effective at
6 p.m. last Friday when a special
session of the legislature adjourn-
ed after passing an appropriations
bill for education.
The teachers said the bill-
which was on Kirk's desk awaiting
his signature or veto - provided
$115 million for public schools
when $267 million was needed.
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ident his impressions regarding the
prospect of peace in Vietnam in
light of his recent discussions in
various capitals of the world," the
Thant met with North Vietnam
diplomats in New Delhi and Paris
and also conferred with officials
in Moscow and London on the
Vietnam conflict, before coming to
Following the meeting with
Thant, the President met with the
National Security Council.
The White House described the
Johnson Thant meeting as a
"friendly exchange of views on a
number of matters, including Viet-
nam." There was no hint of any
agreement being reached.
In war action yesterday U.S.
Marine jets exploded a Communist
ammunition dump and Viet Cong
gunners blew up a fuel laden
American Navy landing craft in!
the battle for Hue's Citadel.
The explosions lofted flames andI
black smoke over the old imperial
capital, ravaged through three
weeks of warfare that American
authorities said has cost the lives;
of 3,000 Communist soldiers, 4001
South Vietnamese troops and
about 100 Americans.
U.S. prepared casualty figures
however have been notoriously in-
accurate especially during this
latest round of Vietnam fighting.
North Vietnamese and Viet Cong
holed up in the Citadel spurned a
surrender or die ultimatum broad-
cast to them by Marines.
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A U.S. MARINE cleans his M16 rifle under a sign noting the
precarious living conditions at Khe Sanh. His bunker is made of
dirt-gilled oil drums and sandbags, a very small part of the U.S.
buildup in the area. U.S. officials anticipate a major Viet Cong
offensive in Khe Sanh.
Bomb Rocks Soviet
Embassy in Capital'
WASHINGTON (P)-A bomb ex- proper measures to protect the
ploded on a window ledge of the embassy."
Soviet embassy before dawn yes- A State Department spokesman
terday. The Soviet government termed the Soviet charge "non-
lodged a strong protest and Pres- sense and absurd."
ident Johnson expressed regret for In an official statement, the
the "senseless act." State Department said it "must
MIAMI, Fla. (P)-A Delta Air#
Lines Jet that was hijacked in
flight over south Florida yester-
day with 109 persons aboard and
forced to land in Cuba was re-
leased and landed at Miami In-
ternational Airport at 8:17 p.m.
The pilot said the hijacker stay-
ed behind in Cuba.
TAMPA, Fla. (P)-A Delta Air-I
lines jet with 109 persons aboard
was hijacked at gun point yester-
day seven minutes after takeoff
from Tampa Airport and forcedI
to fly to Cuba, the Federal Avia-
tion Administration said.
The Coast Guard in Miami and
Delta Airlines said at 4:45 p.m.
the plane had landed safely at
Delta said in Miami that an
armed passenger used a stewardess
as a hostage and forced the crew
to fly the $8 million craft from
Florida to the Communist island.
Diverted to Cuba
The plane, with 102 passengers
and a crew of seven, was diverted
to Cuba at 3:37 p.m. by a gun
wielding passenger as the craft
flew at 31,000 feet between Tampa
and West Palm Beach.
The aircraft was Flight 843 from
Chicago to Miami by way of Tam-
pa and West Palm Beach.
"A passenger came up to the
cockpit accompanied by a ste-
wardess," a spokesman said at'
Delta headquarters in Atlanta. "He
had a gun in his hand and told
the crew they were to proceed to,
J. D. Seale, traffic control tow-
er chief at Tampa International
Airport, said the airliner did not
give "descent clearance" to the
FAA in Miami, an indication it
was overflying its scheduled des-
In Miami, Carlton W. Hamilton,
operations officer at Miami In-
ternational Airport tower, said at
4:15 p.m., "The aircraft by this
time should be very close to the
f Cuban shoreline."
The flight was followed by radar
monitors at the FAA Air Route
Traffic Control center in Miami,
the Delta spokesman said. He said
the plane was flying toward Ha-
vana at 31,000 feet.
The assistant area manager of
the FAA in Miami, J. M.. Frazier.
said, "To my knowledge no inter-
ceptors were sent up from Home-
stead Air Force Base or anywhere
else to meet the plane."
The Naval base at Key West
said at 4:30 p.m. it was unaware
of the hijacking.
In recent hijackings of private
aircraft, military jets have been
scrambled to attempt turning the
plane back. They were successful
in one recent case when a man
stole a single engine plane in the
WASHINGTON (P)-The Senate
refused yesterday to table and
thus kill the administration's open
Democratic Leader Mike Mans-
field of Montana offered the mo-
tion to table the open housing
amendment, saying he did so re-
luctantly but in the hope this
would improve the chances of
passing the whole civil rights pack-
He said in his judgment the
necessary two thirds majority can-
not be obtained at this time to
shut off debate on the open hous-
ing proposal and told his col-!
leagues "it is best now to-face the
If Mansfield was correct in his
assessment of the situation, the re-
jection of his tabling motion would
indicate that no civil rights will be
passed by the Senate.
The showdown will come Mon-
day when another vote will be
taken on whether to put the Sen-
ate's debate closing cloture rule
An attempt to invoke cloture
Tuesday failed. The vote was 55-
37, or seven short of the necessary
two thirds majority.
Mansfield told newsmen that if
the cloture move fails again Mon-
day that will be the end. "Twice
is enough," he said. "We will have
exhausted every effort."
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Low hanging clouds lifted some- The mysterious explosion dam-
what and Marine fighter bombers aged an embassy office and re-
returned to the battle for the first ception room and shattered win-
time since last Friday. Four A4 dows in four nearby buildings. No
Skyhawks set off the ammunition one was reported injured, but the
dump with 250 pound Snake Eye blast sent diplomatic shock waves
bombs and 500 pound napalm halfway around the world. !
canisters. Johnson asked that "every ef-
The target, near the massive fort be made to apprehend those
stone wall of the Citadel on the responsible," the White House said.
north bank of the Perfume River, In notes delivered in Moscow and
went up with a spectacular flash. Washington, the Soviet Foreign
Marine machine gunners, firing Ministry demanded "strict punish-
from the south bank, cut down a ment of those guilty and the im-
dozen small groups that darted mediate adoption of effectivej
from the scene of the blast. measures" to protect its embassyI
The Communists countered late and staff.
in the day with shots that touched Police said yesterday afternoon
off the fuel cargo of a Navy land- no arrests had been made. Two
ing craft steaming up the river, suspects were questioned "but they
The fuel went up in a ball of fire. were checked out and we let them
The craft's four crewmen jumped go," said Police Capt. W. R. Bis-
overboard and were picked up by hop.
other Navy vessels. Spokesman said In its protest, the Soviet govern-
there were no casualties. ment said: "The criminal act ...
Khe Sanh took place only because the Amer-
The U.S. Marine base at Khe ican authorities ignored their
Sanh in the northwest corner rudimentary duty of insuring the
again came in for the mixed bar- inviolability and security of the
rages that pound it daily. U.S. air- U.S.S.R. diplomatic mission."
craft set up their attacks on posi- As demolition experts sifted
tions around the base, including through the debris, the official
at least two B52 strikes Wednes- Soviet news agency Tass also
day. For the second consecutive charged "this act of provocation
night Saigon was filled with ru- could have been committed only
mors of an impending Viet Cong with the connivance of the Amer-
asault on the city as a followup to ican authorities."
the lunar new year offensive and In its dispatch from Moscow,
the widespread attacks of last Tass charged that U.S. officials,
Sunday. "despite warnings, had mnot taken
condemn in the strongest terms
the senseless act of terrorism."
Other officials, meanwhile, dis-
closed an anonymous letter threat-
ening the embassy came into gov-
ernment hands last month. They
refused to disclose its contents,
but said it was not a bomb threat.
world News Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - 'Sen. J. W.1
Fulbright challenged Wednesday
Defense Secretary Robert S. Mc-
Namara's statement the govern-
ment has unimpeachable evidence
of a second North Vietnamese at-
tack on destroyers in the 1964 Ton
kin Gulf incident.
Fulbright said retaliatory action
against North Vietnam was order-
ed by President Johnson while ef-
forts to determine whether the
second attack took place were still
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WASHINGTON - Legislation
to lift the gold cover from the U.S.
currency was passed by the House
199 to 190 yesterday after bitter
President Johnson asked for re-
peal of the requirement for a gold
reserve equivalent to 25 per cent
of Federal Reserve notes. The ad-
ministration said repeal would re-
lease $10.7 billion of the $12 bil-
lion worth of gold in the shrunken
U.S. stock to help fight off attacks
on the dollar.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md.-The U.S.
Naval Academy announced yester-
day that it had launched an in-
vestigation into use of marijuana
Rear. Adm. Draper L. Kauffman,
academy superintendent, said he
had called on the Naval Investiga-
tive Service to make a complete
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