Wednesday, February 28, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, February 28, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three
In Own Lifeboat
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (/P) -'- A distance of five miles. The Point
Cuban ship lowered three men in Brown subsequently sped to the
a lifeboat off the coast of Virginia scene and searched for survivors,
yesterday, rammed the boat, then aided by naval aircraft, the Coast
radioed it had recovered the boat Guard said.
and the men and was leaving -the The Cuban vessel wasidentified
area, the Coast Guard reported. as the 292 foot 26 de Julio. A
The Coast Guard said it did not Coast Guard journalist, Dwayne,
know whether the men were alive Tarsi, said a report that the ship
or who they were. The episode oc- fired on the lifeboat after ram-
cured in international waters. ming it had not been confirmed.
The ramming incident was re- Hesaid the Point Brown reported
ported to have been observed by it heard "what could have been
members of the crew of the United gunfire."
States cutter Point Brown from a -- Off _ rgiiaCoast
IN TONKIN INQUIRY:
Hearings Reveal McNamara
Testimony Lacking In Truth
WASHINGTON O)-It's Everett
McKinley Dirksen riding again in
the fanfare of trumpets, his curly
locks askew in the .political winds
to rescue a besiged civil rights bill
For weeks it has been accepted
around the Senate that there
would be no relief of the garrison
of liberal civil rightstsupporters
trapped by a filibuster unless
Dirksen mounted a counter as-
Dirksen, the Senate Republican
leader, marshaled the margin of
votes needed for the necessary
two thirds to break filibusters in'
1964 and 1965.
Principals Block Bill
But in 1966 he opposed federal
enforcement of open housing as a
"matter of principle." Since he
said then he couldn't compromise
on principle, there was no bill.
In the current controversy, he
has sat with folded hands while
the Senate twice rejected filibuster
busting cloture resolutions once
by seven votes and once by six
votes less than the required two
Open Housing by States
He told a news conference last
week he is opposed to federal en-
forcement of open housing because
he says this should be a state
matter. Previously he had said that
provisions of the House approved
bill for federal protection of Ne-
groes should not be limited to them
but extended to all citizens.
But time and circumstances
seem to have arrived for a bit of
bending of principle on Dirksen's
part. He said yesterday he hopes to
have a compromise bill ready for
the Senate today.
If it is acceptable to the liberals,
he said he would solicit his GOP
colleagues for cloture votes that
would insure its passage.
Dirksen Holds the Key
Senate Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield of Montana said DirksenI
holds the key to passage of a bill.
Dirksen has been hearing from
Illinois, where' he is a candidate
for re-election at the age of 72.
He was particularly irked at a
Chicago Daily News editorial he
said carried the caption, "Dirksen
slams the door on civil rights."
The site of the episode is eight
miles east northeast of Cape
Henry, five miles beyond the three
mile territorial limit claimed by
the United States. Here is what
happened, according to Cosat
The 26 de Julio radioed the
Coast Guard at 2 a.m. it was pro-
ceeding toward Norfolk, Va., with
21 persons aboard, including an
unspecified number seeking poli-
The cutter Point Brown, com-
manded by Master Chief Bosun's
Mate Paul Cavanass, was dis-
patched to rendezvous with the 26:
de Julio at the three mile limit.
Ram Boat, Men
Crewmen of the Point Brown,
while proceeding toward the ren-
dezvous, observed the 26 de Julio
lower a lifeboat containing three
men, then get. under way and
ram the boat. Two of the occu-
pants were thrown into the water
and the third clung to the boat,
which was swamped but remained
Subsequently the sound of "what
could have been gunfire"- was
heard and the 26 de Julio "turned
about and made another pass" at
the lifeboat. After the second pass
the three men could no longer be
WASHINGTON PP)-A scientist,1
identified by Defense Secretary
Robert S. McNamara as "not part!
of the intelligence organization"
during the 1964 Tonkin Gulf in-
cidents, had charge of the Defense
Department's super secret Na-
tional Security Agency at that
The scientist is Dr. Eugene G.
Fubini. now a vice president of
International Business Machines.-
"He probably knows more about
what was going on in our elec-
tronic surveillance of North Viet-
namn then (in 1964) than any
other man in Washington," a re-
liable source said yesterday.
However. a source connected
with the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee said there are no plans
now to call Fubini or any other
witnesses lest the committee's1
"inquiry" become an "investiga-
tion" of the Tonkin Gulf incidents.
Dr. Fubini's office said he is on
vacation in Europe and could not
be reached for comment.
During last week's Senate For-
eign Relations Committee hear-
ings on the Tonkin Gulf inci-
dents, McNamara was asked by
the chairman, Sen. J. W. Fulbright
"I have been told there was a
very responsible scientist who was
well informed about and working
in defense intelligence by the
name of Fubini. Do you know such
McNamara: "I do indeed, al-
though I don't think he was work-
ing in defense intelligence."
Fulbright: "Well, do you trust
him? Is he a trustworthy man?"
McNamara: "He is a very able
individual in his field, which is
electrical engineering and asso-
Fulbright: "Assuming he did3
have knowledge of this matter, do time, he would have been deputy
you have any Abjection to our director of research and engineer-
calling him?" ing. He was not a part of the In-
McNamara: "No, I have no ob- telligence organization."
jection to his being called. He is The National Security Agency,
a private individual now not work- a sub-agency of the Defense De-
ing for the Defense Department. partment, is governed by the dep-
Let me say this, I am certain he uty director of defense research
didn't have full and complete and engineering.
knowledge of this incident." The NSA's assignments include
Fulbright: "Well, he may have responsibility for electronic spy-
had some knowledge." ing, code breaking and cryptan-
McNamara: "He was at that I alysis.
House of Commons Votes
BARBED WIRE, SANDBAGGED BUNKERS and deep trenches at the Marine base at Khe Sanh arej
reminiscent of front line installations some 50 years ago, in World War I. Khe Sanh receives a daily
bombardment of rocket, mortar and artillery fire from North Vietnamese in the surrounding hills.
Here Marines pile empty shell casings atop a bunker.
If Ficials VaishedC
In Fight ~to ReganCt
LONDON (RP) - Prime Minister
Harold Wilson's Labor government
bill to clamp restrictions dn a
flood of Asian immigrants from
East Africa won approval by a
wide majority in a House of
Commons vote last night.
Despite emotional protests by
members of all three main politi-
cal parties over the. measure, the
vote was 372 to 62 on the second
reading of the immigration bill.
As the House debated the meas-
ure in London, African police
broke up an unruly crowd of Ken-
ya Asians gathered at Nairobi air-
port to bid farewell to relatives
flying off to Britain.
Kenyans: Beat the Clock
Several aircraft were leaving
last night carrying hundreds of
Asians to Britain in time to beat
the new immigration quota re-
strictions expected to be imposed
tomorrow. Anti-British slogans
were chanted by some of the
crowd and police were called in
when they threatened to break
through barriers into the airport.
The new legislation, although it
still has to go to committee for
study and a third reading, is vir-
tually certain of becoming law.
With Asians arriving at Lonodn
airport from Kenya in an increas-
ing flow of hundreds a day, Wil-
son stepped in and introduced
the new law which seeks to stem
the flow to 1,500 a year.
The decision, termed Draconian
by some leftwingers and liberals,
brought a stream of protests.
The Asians coming in were
holders of British passports grant-
ed when Kenya became independ-
erit from British rule. Fending off
charges of racism, Home Secre-
tary James Callaghan said in the
Commons debate that the bill to
limit the current flow of Asians
from Kenya would deal in the
long run with a million nonwhites
in former British colonies who
might want to settle in Britain.
The bill enables the govern-
ment to set a yearly immigration
quota of 1,500 for British citizens
who were not born in Britain and
whose parents, though citizens,
were not either. Critics say the
proposal has the effect of distin-
guishing between white and non-
white holders of British pass-
Thousands of Asian residents of
HUE ) - When Communist
forces virtually- overran Hue four
weeks ago the city's official struc-
ture vanished like a punctured
The conduct of the city's of fi-
cialdom was the despair of Amer-
ican advisers as Hue was slowly
"They are leaderless and gut-
less," one harried American ex-
ploded after a day of frustrations. ordered the force back to work the
More than 1,000 soldiers were on following day, on pain of dismissal,
leave in the old imperial city when and most then showed up.
it was overrun. Most of them T
wound up in the central refugee The question was reraised in
camp at Hue University. Not for iHue, and elsewhere: Why are
2 camp dtduU rsity"their Vietnamese," the Commu-
21 days did anyone try to organize nists, so good, and "our Vietnam-
them into an effective force. ese" frequently so bad?
"A full colonel walked out of
there," an American official re-
ported. "He hadn't done a damn j
thing but hide for three weeks."I oh l1S
A doctor from neighboringI
fives Dallas, Speech:
Drug Law To Hit Pushers
Instead of Occasional Users
WASHINGTON (P)-An assur-
ance by Commissioner of Narcotics]
Henry L. Giordano that proposed
penalties for possession of LSD
would be aimed at pushers, rather
than experimenting s t u d e n t s,
cleared the way yesterday for!
early action on the proposal to
curb dangerous drugs.
"As far as I am concerned,'
Giordao told a House Commercej
subcommittee, these penalties\ are
not aimed at putting young peo-
ple in jail. They are aimed at the
Giordano noted that the federal
penalty for possession of mari-
juana is now two to 10 years in
prison and said, "I have yet to
know of any high sphool or college
student that was involved with
one marijuana cigarette that was
prosecuted pnder federal law."
Rep. Tim Lee Carter (R-Ky.),
who has termed the administra-
tion proposal to make possessionj
of LSD a misdemeanor punishable
by up to one year in prison "ab-
solutely unenforceable," said he
supported the measure and agreed
with Giordano on the need to con-
centrate on pushers and traf-
The acting subcommittee chair-
man, Rep. Paul G. .Rogers (D-
Fla.) said "I'm glad to know he
(Carter) is for a penalty for pos-
"Only for a certain purpose,"
Carter had been the only sub-
committee member who questioned
the proposed penalty for posses-
sion, and all members favor thej
rest of the bill, which would
strengthen existing penalties cov-
ering the sale, manufacture, dis-
tribution and possession for sale
or distribution of hallucinogens,
depressants and stimulants.
Giordano testified that the ab-
sence of a federal law against
possession of LSD is one reason
for increased use of marijuana.
"Since it is widely known that
LSD is more potent, and more
dangerous than the type of mari-
juana which is usually available,"
he said, "the more stringent laws
which control marijuana have
been made to appear hypocritical.
"Many young people have a way
of disregarding laws which they
think are hypocritical, and so the
lack of sanctions governing such
drugs such as LSD, has autcally
helped intensify problems with
marijuana," he added
Quang Nam Province was vaca- Kenya have fled the former Brit-
tioning in Hue when the Con- ish colony because its government,
bouang inamuProvine svCam- V C -.I f o tgahsdne hmwr n
munist struck. His, own houseWprass dnid t on d
never fell into Communist hands hbusiness permits.
and he was untouched. Yet, with DALLAS, Tex. UP -- President "The enemy of freedom has The President also invoked Callaghan said it would be
thousandsrin the city needing Johnson passed within sight of chosen to make this year the deci- again his "Great Society" theme, a "wild exaggeration to refer to this
medical care, he never treated a the Kennedy assassination scene sive one. He is striking out in a term he has seldom used recently. legislation as racialist." But he
patient. It wasn't his job, he said. yesterday in a whirl wind trip to desperate and vicious effort to He said his hopes for a great added that the government "must
Two of the city's hospital's reg- tell a convention group that Amer- shape the final outcome. So far he America are advancing. "And," face the fact" that a million
ular doctors were caught trying to ica will show "no weakening of has failed in his major objectives, said Johnson to another burst of members of minority groups in
flee on a U.S. Navy landing boat the will" in Vietnam. he has failed at terrible cost to i former British colonies could use
bound for Da Nang and were The Dallas trip marked John- himself and tragic cost to his civil- applause, "I predict the Great So- their British passports to settle
forcefully returned to work. son first visit to Dallas since an ian victims " cieyt is here to stay." here.
Looting of the city was most assassin's bullet cut down Presi- Johnson was specific in saying it -rr rr rr-rr --rr.r a.==r r-M M wnr .. .r......
obvious. dent John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, there would be no "failing of our
Not for 17 days did the province 1963. fighting sons. No betrayal of those i 7
chief, Lt. Col. Pham Van Khoa, Johnson's two hour trip took who fight beside us. No breaking Thom011n's PIZZA a
issue orders to shoot looters. him to the Dallas Memorial Audi- of trusted commitments. No weak-
Profiteers were also present. At torium where he addressed the ening of will that would encourage T HIS COU PON IS GOOD FOR
one stage the price of rice was up 10,000 delegates to the National the enemy and prolong the bloody i
200 per cent. A province official Rural Electric Cooperative Asso- conflict."
was caught diverting three Amer- ciation's convention. To a roar of applause, Johnson 1 O5 c cf.
ican aid rice sacks-worth almost Most of the lectern thumping spoke in glowing terms of Amer-
$1,000 at the time-and shrugged speech was devoted to the subject ica's future "if we only have the . ON A MEDI UM OR LARGE ONE ITEM
it off as a bureaucratic slipup. of Vietnam. He said the enemy in vision and the determination and I (OR MORE) P IZZA.
It was more than three weeks Vietnam has so far failed in the the will to stick to it and do not ' u
before Khoa began to get the mammoth Tet offensive and has alow the dividers among us to suc- COUPON Is Good Only Monday thru Wednesday,
shaky government machinery I suffered terrible casualties because ceed." Feb. 26-28
moving at all. He-had been missing "thousands of our courageous sons He said a report yesterday from .....................................J
for the first seven days, hiding in and millions of brave Vietnamese Ge'n. William C. Westmoreland
civilian clothes in part of the city have answered oppression's on- comander of American forces in
overrun by the Communists. slaught with one strong and unit- Vietnam, showed the Communists
Only about 10 per cent of the ed voice." ha-ve suffered 43,000 dead and
civil servants had by then even I There will be "no retreat from 7,000 captured since the Tet of-
checked in at their offices. He responsibility," Johnson said. fensive began.V4
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
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