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Page Ten


Sunday, February 25, 1968

Page Ten ~HE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, February 25, 1968

Army Stocks Riot Control Gear;
National Police Force Proposed

Picketing Continues While Teamsters
Reject Newspaper's Latest Proposal.


Army is stockpiling riot control
equipment in strategically located
depots across the country, of-
ficials said recently, and is ready
to airlift it to any city if civil
disorders break out next summer.
Details of the military estab-
lishment's riot duty preparations
were disclosed after sources re-
ported the President's Commis-
sion on Civil Disorders is dissat-
isfied with the National Guard's
performance in quelling last sum-
mer's violence, and is considering
recommending creation of a spec-
ially trained federal riot control
A commission source said the
National Guard's effectiveness is
limited by lack of proper training
and by "the fact most of the
Guard is lily white."
Special Force
He said discussion .of a special
force has centered on whether it
would amount to a national po-
lice force;or whether it would
be a regular Army unit.
Army and National Guard of-
ficials said their planning has
been extensive as well as diverse,
ranging from obtaining maps of
subway, sewer, water and electri-
The Week
To Come
4 p.m.-Harvey Perloff, director
of Resources for the Future, Inc.,
will speak on "A Philosophy for
Regional Planning Education," in
Aud. B, Angell Hall.
8:30 p.m. - The U-M Profes-
sional Theatre Program will pre-
sent "The Impossible Years" in
Hill Aud.
12:30 p.m.-Students of the U-M
School of Music wind instrument
department will perform in public
recital in the school's North Cam-
pus Recital Hall.
8:30 p.m. - The U-M Profes-
sional Theatre Program will pre-
sent "The Impossible Years" in
Hill Aud.
8 p.m.-Prof. George J. Stigler
of the University of Chicago will
give the George M. Humphrey
Program in )Law and Economic
Policy Lecture, "The Law and
Economics of Public Policy," in
Rack am Amphitheatre.
8:30 p.m.-The University Mu-
sical Society will present the
Munich Chamber Orchestra, con-
ducted by Hans Stadlmair, in
Rackham Aud.

cal systems in potential trouble
spots to preparing menus for
mobilized national guardsmen; the;
North Carolina guard, for ex-
ample, will have fish with tartar
sauce for dinner on the third day
if called out.
Strategy sessions have involved;
thousands of individuals, from
the Pentagon's top brass to po-
licemen on the beat.
Planning 'Adequate'
"I personnaly feel - assured the
planning is adequate," said Maj.
Gen. Francis Greenlief, deputy
chief of the National Guard Bur-'
eau. Greenlief and the Guard
chief, Maj. Gen. Winston P. Wil-
son will tour 40 states this spring,
reviewing state ar d local prepar-
From interviews with Pentagon,
National Guard and other offic-
ials, these major points emerged:
-The Army is stockpiling spec-
ial equipment in a half dozen or
so depots, but officials refused to
givee theyexact number or say
where they are.
"That's classified," one officer
Greenlief said "the Army has
developed a plan for providing
very, very rapidly any additional
communications equipment re-
quired by the states."
Healso mentioned search lights
and riot control agents, such as
tear gas. Another source said M79
grenade launchers were among the
stockpiled equipment.
There also has been "preplan-
ning for air delivery" of the equip-
ment Greenlief said. Local Na-
tional Guard commanders know,
he said, that "all they have to
do is pick up the phone" to request
special equipment.
-Training has been broadened.
Several hundred Army, National
Guard. and police officials are
taking week long special courses
in riot control at Ft. Gordon, Ga.,
home of the Army's military po-
In addition, the Army has sup-
plied Guard units with detailed
riot training plans. These include
lessons learned last summer in De-
troit, Newark and other cities.
Before summer, Army inspectors
will personally review units "in
critical areas"-those where the
potential violence is greatest.
-The Army established at the
Pentagon last December a 13
member Special Civil Disturbance
The National Guard Bureau
beefed up one of its sections and
renamed it "The Special Office for

Military Support to Civil Author-
ity." This office has 227 full time
staffers scattered throughout the
Besides maps and menus, de-
tailed tactical planning includes
selection of routes into urban
slums, assembly points and build-
ings where troops can be housed.
One National Guard officer said
he doubted the Guard would ob-
ject strenuously to formation of a
special riot contol force, as is being
considered by the presidential
panel, because riot duty, "is a very
unpleasant job that nobody likes."
Greenlief said local guard units
will do "everything possible to pre-
clude having to ask" for federal
help in controlling riots.
"Sentiment in every state is
that they recognize it as a state
problem and they intend and cer-
tainly hope to solve it themselves,"
he said.

DETROIT (M)--As Detroit en-
ters its 102nd day today without a
daily newspaper, striking Team-
sters continue to picket in front
of the Detroit News and Free
Press buildings.
Teamsters reaffirmed their re-
jection of the latest contract of-
fer of the News by a 143 to 53
vote Friday.
The evening News was closed
down by the Teamsters strike Nov.
16, and the morning Free Press
shut down in sympathy with the
News Nov. 17.
Accept Offer
Although Local 372 of the
Teamsters represents truck driv-
ers from both papers, members at
the Free Press voted Feb. 15 in
favor of their newspaper's con-
tract offer. The offer, which is al-
most identical to the one rejected
by Teamsters at the News, would
raise wages and fringe benefits
$30 weekly over the next three
The Detroit Newspaper Publish-
ers Association issued a statement

criticizing the Teamsters mem- Since the strike, contracts with
bers for refusing again an offer 13 of 14 craft unions at both the
which the publishers said "would News and Free Press have ex-
mean that most Detroit newspa- pired. The Machinists Union is
per employes would be paid higher the only one with an unexpired
wages than those in most of the contract, but members of all the
major cities across the country." unions are picketing both news-
TP cta atm~nt afthatTn-papers with "Locked Out" signs.

A Philosophy for Regional Planning
A public lecture by
Program of Regional Studies,
Resources for the Future, Inc.
Monday, February 26, 1968-4:00 P.M.
Auditorium B, Angell Hall

stt Saelem aso saw naL n-
ternational Teamster officials
have endorsed the latest contract
proposal while "a wilful minority"
has blocked settlement of the
Less than half of the 600 driv-
ers at the News voted Friday. No
new negotiations have been
scheduled at the News. Local 372
says its drivers are ready to re-
turn to the Free Press whenever

Bargain Separately
The newspapers bargain sepa-
rately with the Teamsters, but
jointly with the 14 craft unions
through the Detroit Newspaper
Publishers Association,
The Michigan AFL-CIO in a-
recent newsletter said "the afro-
gant attitude of the publishers"
is the reason an early solution to
the dispute has not been found.

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