SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREE
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W A S H I N G T O N ) - The Meanwhile, Gen. Earle G. announced March draft quota
Defense Department yesterday Wheeler, JCS chairman, under from 39,000 to 41,000, all to serve
boosted draft calls close to the took an on-the-spot survey of the in the Army.
Vietnam war record. And it or- situation in Vietnam, which could The April call is only slightly
dered inductions into the Marine lead to a higher U.S. troop com- below the Vietnam record of
Corps for the first time in two mitment. This, in turn, could bring 49,200 drafted in October 1966.
years. bigger draft calls, a Guard Re- The Marines, who never have
These actions came as, the serve muster or both. liked using draftees, will get 4,000
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) pro- The Pentagon put out a call for of them in April-the first Ma-
posed tentatively the call-up of the drafting of 48,000 men in April, rine use of the draft since March
about 50,000 National Guardsmen the highest level in the past 18 1966.
and Reservists to rebuild forces in months. This is because the Marines do
the United States drained by the At the same time. the Defense not expect to be able to get
Vietnam war. Department raised the previously enough voluntary enlistments to
replace about 19,000 men inducted
in late 1965 and early 1966.
The rising draft quotas reflect
the after-effects of the big build-
up in manpower which began in
late summer and fall of 1965.
ft its Sc go 4irport After President Johnson ordered
the huge U.S. troop commitment
By The Associated Press One of the world's busiest air- in Vietnam in mid-1965, draft
SAIGON - A heavy Viet Cong ports, handling both military and quotas were jacked up to provide
barrage hit Saigon's Tan Son Nhut civilian trafficTan Son Nhut has the additional manpower.
Airbaorseprlysarday.Ad.Sthbeen hle eealtmssne Draftees pulled in then and in
air s early st ay. said there the Viet Cong opened their lunar the months following are now
were several explosions and "sev- new year offensive three weeks finishing out their two year per- r
eral rounds were on base." ago iods of duty.
South Vietnamese police said the The base was shelled heavily Defeise officials have said they
shells began hitting the base on last Sunday and sporadic rocket anticipated draft calls this year
the western edge of Saigon shortly or mortar rounds have fallen on to reach a total more than 70,000
before 5 a.m. Saigon time. the base throughout the week, above last year's intake of 230,000.
including a rocket hit on the The monthly quotas began shoot-
passenger terminal Monday. ing upward this January. The call
Journal Says Jittery Saigon has been exp'ect- for that month totaled 34,000,
ing a renewed Communist assault nearly double the 18,200 drafted
since the J a n u a r y offensive in December. The February total'
W a brought bloody street fighting to eased a bit to 23,300 and yester-X
WE othe capital. day's announcement sent the
Late last night an attack on a March and April quotas over the
QnXXV_ r0 H'7 7 t police checkpoint about four miles 140,000 mark.
For Rights Trial
RICHMOND. Va. (A')-A federal dating a Negro FBI agent during a
judge ordered black power militant recess of the hearing before Judge
H. Rap Brown's $10,000 bond re- Mitchell.
voked yesterday and ordered him Windhorst continued a $50,000
returned to Louisiana for further bond placed on Brown on this ac-
court proceedings. cusation, bringing his total bond in
U.S. District Judge Robert R. New Orleans to $100.000. Kunstler
Merhige made the ruling after a has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit
one hour hearing for Brown, who Court to reduce this "enormous
was in court to try to explain a bond."
weekend trip to California after
he was ordered to remain in New
Judge Merhige last Sept. 19
freed Brown on $10,000 bond pend-
ing the outcome of the fiery lead-
er's appeal of a Virginia decision 1 See
to extradite him to Maryland to
stand trial on charges of inciting
to riot and arson. T i d T r
Brown in Attorney's Custody
Merhige specified in that ruling WASHINGTON OP-Weary and
that Brown, except to attend court dejected, Republican Sen. Thrus-
proceedings, was not to leave the ton B. Morton of Kentucky an-
Southern Judicial District of New nounced yesterday he will not re-
York State-the residences of his turn to the Senate next year.
attorney, William Kunstler. "I've had it," he told a congres-
Merhige, in revoking Brown's sional lieutenant.
bond yesterday, ordered the 25- At a news conference in Louis-
year-old Negro militant to imme- ville, Ky., Morton announced that,
diately pay the $10,000 in cash and "for very compelling personal rea-
ordered him taken into custody by sons, he will not run for a third
federal marshals. Senate term.
He refused to modify his order, "To use an old Kentucky ex-
despite a plea from Kunstler who pression, I suppose I am just .plain
said Brown was interested in going track sore," Morton said.
to Californiato hire a lawyer in His decision to stand aside wrote
that state. Kunstler said Brown's a quiet-and startling-end to the
trip was made with his advice and political journey of a Republican
consent. battler. Morton was a politician of
Ask For Bond Revocation 'direct action and plain talk.
State officials had asked Mer- Balks at Six Year Term
hige earlier to revoke Brown's bond "It is not the coming election
and return him to jail because of that concerns me but the challenge
Brown's reported appearances last and responsibility of a six year
weekend at rallies in Los Angeles term," the 60-year-old senator
and Oakland, Calif. said.
Yesterday's hearing in Richmond Morton was considered unde-
was uneventful, despite a jammed featable in a Kentucky re-election
courtroom and throngs of curious campaign. Moderate colleagues in
spectators on the streets outside. the Senate had tried to persuade
Earlier Thursday in New Or- him to change his mind about re-
leans, before he was flown to Vir- tirement. There was a report they
ginia in custody of a federal mar- sought the intercession of former
shal, U.S. Commissioner Fritz President Dwight P. Eisenhower,
Windhorst found the government who once rated the Kentuckian a
had "probable cause" for prosecut- White House possibility.
ing Brown on a charge of intimi- Ironically. Morton, who spent 20
ONE THOUSAND STUDENTS march on Tallahassee, Florida in support of the state's striking
teachers. The students, had come to state their case to Governor Claude Kirk. Kirk had not yet re-
turned to the state capital from his trip to the west coast. When told Kirk was not in Tallahassee,
the crowd dispersed quietly, leaving a petition asking a pay hike for the striking teachers.
IN FLORIDA WALKOUT:
Solution to Teacher's
Evades Grasp of Negotiators
NEW YORK (P) - The Wall
Street Journal, which has sup-
ported the administration's objec-
tives in Vietnam, said yesterday
"the American people should be
getting ready to accept, if they
haven't already, the prospect that
the whole Vietnam effort may be
In what a Journal editor de-
scribed as an expression of the
newspaper's "growing discourage-
ment" with the war, it said edi-
"We believe the administration
is duty bound to recognize that no
battle and no war is worth any
price, no matter how ruinous, and
that in the case of Vietnam it
may be failing for the simple rea-
son that the whole place and
cause is collapsing from within.
"Conceivably all this is wrong;
conceivably the Communists are
on the brink of defeat and genu-
ine peace talks are about to be-
gin. It doesn't look that way, and
4 as long as it doesn't everyone had
better be prepared for the bitter
taste of a defeat beyond America's
power to prevent."
from the center of the city was
In Hue, after 24 days of savage
fighting, which still continues in
the old imperial
lation is slowly
sick man still in:
Citadel, the popu-
awakening like a
The battle now is centered in
a relatively small portion of the
Citadel on the north bank of the
The people live in fear of a
Viet Cong return, and snipers still
holding out in the city.
One hazardous land route serves
infrequent convoys from Phu Bat,
seven miles to the south. Ameri-
can naval ships frequently steam
up the Perfume River to a landing
site, also under Communist shell-
These two routes are used al-
most solely to bring in military
supplies and a trickle of refugees.
Northwest of Hue, enemy gun-
ners hit the U.S. Marine combat
base at Khe Sanh Thursday with
377 rounds of rocket and mortar
shells, killing nine Americans
and wounding 22. A big Marine
CH35 helicopter was destroyed in
the shelling and a transport plane
PHOENIX, Ariz. (P)-Viet Cong
attacks on the cities of South Viet-
nam indicate that "issues are
drawing to a head" in the war,
Secretary of State Dean Rusk said
However, he said he would not
put a date on an end to the war,
adding that would come when
Hanoi moves toward peace.
He made a wide ranging de-
fense of conduct of the war at a
luncheon sponsored by the World
Affairs Council of Phoenix and
the State Department.
Greeted by a band of about 35
pickets, Rusk told the 1,200 at the
luncheon that he is "sorely tempt-
ed" to ask some of the pickets
which greet his appearances to "let
me help you carry" their signs.
"I've carried the sign of peace
around the world," he said, adding
that he wished the demonstrators
could produce "a North Vietnam-
ese who would talk peace."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla, (P)-Pros-
pects for a quick solution to Flor-
ida's teacher walkout appeared
dim yesterday as a crowd of 1,000
university students and faculty
members marched on the state
Capitol in support of the teachers
and state church leaders called
for a weekend of prayer.
Students from Florida State Uni-
versity and Florida A and M
marched a mile from the FSU
campus to the Capitol steps and
chanted, "Kirk, Kirk, we want
Kirk." But they dispersed quietly
when told the governor was out
Crowd Armed With Petition
Several carried signs -proclaim-
ing, "Veto Kirk," and "Scabs, stay
home." An aide to Gov. Claude
Kirk, Wade Hopping, was given a
200 name petition supporting the
At the time Kirk was en route
to Brevard County where he was
greeted at the Melbourne airport
by some 50 sign carrying youths
who chanted: "Kirk is a jerk. Kirk
is a jerk."
"A shout can overwhelm me, butk
The pupils -- outnumbered by
about 150 adults who supported
Kirk-said they wanted their
teachers back and did not want
"baby sitters," a term they applied
to substitutes who have replaced
Members of the Brevard Class-
Sixty per cent of the absent
teachers-reportedly about 24,000
-were from six counties: Dade
Miami, Hillsborough Tampa, Es-
cambia, Duval, Palm Beach and
Pinellas St. Petersburg. In other
developments yesterday, the Flor-
ida Council of Churches proclaim-
room Teacher Association agreed ed the weekend as "a time of
earlier in the day to "give Kirk
the silent treatment." prayer" in behalf of resolving the
Meanwhile, a Florida Education state wide educational crisis.
Association official, George Dabbs,-
acknowledged that private discus-:
sions had begun in Tallahassee in
an effort to end the walkout, which o
hds closed one third of the state's
schools and shut half a million
students out of their classrooms. By The Associated Press
But while Dabbs, a past presi- BRUSSELS, Belgium - British
dent of the huge teacher organiza- ambition to furnish a successor
tion, said the talks could possibly to U.S. Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer
lead to an end of the walkout, he as supreme Atlantic commander
also said they could not yet be got the iciest of cold shoulders
termed negotiations. yesterday at. his headquarters of
Schools Closed in Ten Counties the North Atlantic Treaty Organ-
"The situation is real, real deli- ization.
hesitate to express distaste for the
* * *
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.-A long-
shoremen's boycott of copper im-
ports was reported under way in
at least three U.S. ports yesterday
in organized labor's mounting
strike campaign against four giant
Thomas W. Gleason, president
of the International Longshore-
men's Association,' said his men
are refusing to unload copper from
ships in New York, Philadelphia
11Vil[1), 11 Ux, w ~i~x ~
years near the seats of Republican
power, could have been approach-
ing one of them himself.
Potential Minority Leader
He had shown evidence of emer-
ging as a rival and potential suc-
cessor to the Republican leader-
ship now held by the more con-
servative Sen. Everett M. Dirk-
sen of Illinois.
But an associate said weariness,
dejection and a feeling that much
of his work for the Republican
party and the country is coming
to naught, led Morton to decide
"He's beat and he's down," the
aide said. "He feels the world is
going to hell in a hand basket."
Morton's wife is in frail health,
but the senator would not discuss
this in announcing his retirement.
cate," he said. I"The French would be out of
State School Supt. Floyd Chris- the alliance the next day." warned
tian's office said all schools were one ambassador sympathetic with
open in 46 counties Friday, with most things British.
SUNDAY, February 25
"THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
--a slide presentationby Mr. Franklin Ferguson,
teacher of Negro History at Washtenaw Community College
Presbyterian Campus Center, 1432 Washtenaw
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U-M CONCERT DANCE
it won't quiet me. I suggest you some schools open in 11 counties
return to school and get your hair and no schools in 10 counties. The
cut," the governor replied as he FEA contended that, in countiest
walked up to the high school where all schools were open, many
pupils and demanded to know why of the schools were conducting
they weren't in class. class for 12th graders only.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
M ASC ULIN--
Director: Jean-Luc Godard, 1966
The height of the New Wave. The youth
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in Ann Arbor.
7:00 & 9:05 P.M. ARCHITECTURE
Call 662-8871 AUDITORIUM
NOW ONLY 75c
NATO officials refused to be
quoted, but privately they did not
Newman Cinema Series presents:
Sat., Feb. 24
ilm in a Truffaut Festival
Afternoon and Tonite
$1.50 eves., $1.00 mat.
On Sale NOW at Centicore
and Barbour Gym
Opera major (with an Instrumental Ensemble
from Eastern Michigan) singing Negro spirituals,
Gospel songs, and Soul music - showing the
evolution of Negro music to the present day.
1421 Hill St.
a Dance-Film Party
$1.00 cover includes entertainment and refreshments!
Department of Romance Languages
West Coast Film-maker
showing HAMFAT-ASAR and others
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