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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, March 13, 1968

VIETNAM ROUNDUP:
O INAMou s ull Mar s EvLong-Time ROTC Pro
Ominous Lull Marks Eve of Anniversary Credit and Academic]

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By EDWIN Q. WHITE
SAIGON (AP) - Ground warfare
across South Vietnam lapsed Tues-
day into its first significant lull
in seven weeks. Perhaps ominous-
ly, the lull came on the eve of the
14th anniversary of the beginning
of the siege of Dien Bien Phu.
U.S. and South Vietnamese
spokesmen said they had no re-
ports of major fighting across the
country.,
There was, however, speculation
that some action might be expect-
ed Wednesday to match the start
March 13, 1954, of the 56 day
siege that led to the fall of the
French fortress in the Indochina
war.

Hanoi and the Viet Cong are an-
niversary minded.
U.S. Marines at Khe Sanh-
which has been compared to Dien
Bien Phu-came under enemy
shelling again Tuesday, military
officers said, but there were no de-
tails and no accounts of ground
action.
In the political field informed
sources said resident Nguyen Van
Tieu's government plans to remove
as many as 15 of South Vietnam's
44 province chiefs in a drive
against corruption and inefficien-
cy. The government announced
Monday it had fired six.
Officials of the House of Rep-
resentatives said a move to force

the House to consider a no con-
fidence motion against the govern-
menet has been killed at least for
the time being.
U.S. air blows against North
Vietnamese forces around Khe
Sanh, in the northwest corner of
the country were especially heavy,
perhaps with the Dien Bien Phu
date in mind.
The U.S. Command said six
raids by B52 bombers were car-
ried out around Khe Sanh late
Monday and Tuesday. This was
one of the heaviest performances
by the eight engine Stratofortress-
es since the Marines, now 6,000
strong, began their winter waiting

game at the base against 20,000! One member of the 60 man
North Vietnamese regulars. Senate also is missing. (Continued from Page 1)
Tactical fighter bomber strikes Authorities announced the Sai- 0 Naval Science 102, taught by
around the Khe Sanh also have gon city government had banned Lt. William Obenshain, deals with
been heavy over the past two days. all private construction within the the history of sea power and its
They have included raids with capital of one year, except for the relation to military and political
one-ton bombs by A6 Intruders repair or rebuilding of homes dam- history. Tactics, strategy and
from the nuclear-powered carrier aged or destroyed in the recent weaponry are dealt with, but the
Enterprise. fighting. The national government emphasis is on the effect sea'
The Intruders attacked a bunker is earmarking $25 million for con- power has had on other militaryI
complex south of the Marine base, struction of 12,000 apartment units engagements.
spokesmen said, but the big bombs for the homeless in Saigon. They take a simple approach to
kecked up so muchdustandsmoe -
that forward air controllers were"
unable to assess damage imme-
diately.A tio
Officers at Khe Sanh still were
expecting a major infantry assault o
on their positions at any time. orr ed in C risis
While the waiting went on, how-'
ever, some other military men PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (R) - African Unity. He said his gov-
said they felt the next enemy blows The new independent nation of ernment "is building a welfare
might come at other points-per- Mauritius, a small island in the state."
haps also in the tense northern Indian Ocean, was born yesterday The island's future relations
frontier area or perhaps in other but only the presence of British with Britain will be "in common
parts of the country. troops kept down racial violence. partnership and not on a basis of
Some felt Saigon would again Soon after Britain's Union Jack master and servant," he said.}
become a target. was hauled down and the flag of Mauritius is the 27th member of
Coastal Fighting Mauritius run up, Sir Seewoosa- the British Commonwealth.
The U.S. Command said Tues- gur Ramgoolam was sworn in as Chinese
day night its last report of stiff prime minister with his Cabinet. Mauritius has 25,000 Chinese
ground fighting came from an Ramgoolam's Moslem followers who appear evenly divided in loy-
area along the coast near Tam have been in a struggle with the alty toward the Nationalists of
Ky, 350 miles northeast of Sai- opposition Creoles, a strong mi- Formosa and the Communists of
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politics. "We touch on it only as -"thumbnail sketches of insur-
necessary for the proper setting," ance plans they might look into":
Obenshain says. "We don't go benefits of the service and duties
into it in depth." He adds. "This to be performed on base.
is a survey course for freshmen- * Military Science 401. taught
we have to go easier, and I guess by Capt. Richard Wandke, in-
we may oversimplify." cludes the duties and operations
Air Science 402, taught by of the staff officers. One session
Capt. William Hesselgrave. stress- this semester dealt with the spe-
es the concept of the soldier as a cific problem of decision-making.
professional. Being the student's The cadets were instructed to
last ROTC class, Hesselgrave study a problem, present a solu-
notes, the course tends to cover tion and consider the question,
numerous odds and ends not "Would you sign it?"
dealt with previously. He admits The coursesvas a whole aim
reluctantly that the course is a toward the development of offi-
"catch-'all." cers. With that in mind the in-
Hesselgrave describes the odds structors want to give their ca-
and ends as "practical little dets "the background - the in-
things," such as protocol - "be- formation and material-to draw
havior for visiting the command- upon" to enable them to serve as
ing officer's home, like leaving a officers.
calling card": financial planning TOMORROW: ROTC and the T'

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DEFECTOR IN REVERSE
Ray Jones, 21, of Detroit, the first U.S. soldier to defect to Sweden to protest the war in Vietnam,
returned voluntarily to West Germany yesterday to turn himself over to Army authorities. In
Stockholm, he taught ballet.

gnnority of descenuans o rtenu Pteking. The Communist Chnese'
Troops of the U.S. 196th Light and other European early settlers were invited as official represen-
Infantry Brigade and supporting and African slaves. British infan- tatives to the independence cere-
warplanes were reported to have trymen flown in from Singapore mony.
killed 78 of the enemy in a one in January have prevented ser- There was an uneasy peace in
sided fight there Monday. Spokes- ous clashes sweltering Port Louis. Creole vil-
men said two of the Americans 'Too Poor! lages ignored the independence
were killed and 29 wounded. Gaetain Duval, political leader celebrations and refused to salute
While allied air and sea forces of the Creoles, marked the day by the new flag.
played substantial roles, engage- declaring that Mauritius is "too
ments of allied and enemy ground poor and too small for full inde-
troops had dominated the war pendence."
news since the unar new year Tet t The prime minister retorted
an. 30, when the Viet Cong that Mauritius is "a viable coun-
launched their biggest offensive. try. ssGnsLd---
Crtcssuaemiles 530 miles east of GRS-
CriticsI Mauritius is an island of 720
Critics of Thieu's administration Madagascar..About 20 per cent of Do you
collectedkmore than 50 signatures its 800,000 inhabitants arerunem-
latwe naptto optployed. The island, where theH u h .
such a discussion on the House dodo bird became extinct 250
agenda. That was well over the years ago, relies mainly on the'
one third of the 135 members re- sugar crop but also raises some
quired to bring the matter before tobacco and tea.
the House. While British army helicopters,
But the officials said a number flew overhead, Ramgoolam told a Apply for IFC
of the representatives had with- news conference he was "not ex-
drawn their signatures. Political pecting further trouble" in this
sources expressed belief the gov- racially mixed island. British
ernment had exerted pressure to troops are expected to stay at
get them to renege. A few signers least another month. $25 S
said they had decided this was He signed a six year mutual
not to proper time to bring a defense and assistance pact withl AWAI
motion of no confidence, but Br itain. Britain will retain its
might go along later. communications center and air-
Of two legislators missing since field and will assign some person-Pc
at te Tet Poffensive the official nel to serve with the police.
re Vietnam Press said ne is reported Mauritius will join the United
n-the Viet Nations next month, Ramgoolam
ty Cong. He is Wick Buon Ya, a Mon- taid, and would also become a full
tagnard tribesman who represented member of the Organization of
L- Darlac Province in the House. The

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MAY PRIMARY:
Kennedy,

Wallace Candidates

On Oregon Presidential Ballot

SALEM, Ore. (P)-Robert Ken-
nedy and George Wallace will be
on Oregon's Democratic presiden-
tial primary ballot.
These were the two biggest sur,
prises Monday when Secretary of
State Clay Myers announced the
four Democrats and four Repub-
licans he plans to list in the May
28 presidential contest.
Rockefeller
In New York Gov: Nelson A.
Rockefeller, also on the ballot,
said he would decide by March 22
whether to become an active, de-
clared candidate for the Republi-
can presidential nomination.
He observed to newsmen that
March 22 was the deadline for
deciding whether to withdraw his,
name from the primary ballot in
Oregon.
If he should do so, he said, it
would be difficult to become a,
declared candidate later. To with-
draw from the Oregon race, he
said he would have to file a state-
ment that he was not a candidate
now and would not become one.
"That would be a very difficult
,thing to do," the governor said.
Therefore, Rockefeller agreed,
March 22 was the critical date for
deciding whether he should
plunge into the White House con-
test.
Myers, Oregon's chief elections
officer, must list all candidates
he believes are nationally advo-
cated or recognized by the news
media for President.
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The other two Democrats are Ewing, said in Montgomery tha
President Lyndon Johnson and they will study the law. "We'r
Sen. Eugene ,McCarthy of Min- looking into the situation. We in
nesota. tend to go on as a third par
The Republicans are Richard candidate up there."
Nixon, Rockefeller, Gov. Ronald There was no immediate reac
Reagan of California, and Sen.!tion available from Presider
Charles Percy of Illinois. Johnson.
Percy told a reporter in Wash-- --- ---
ington, D.C., he will do whatever
is necessary to get off the Oregon
ballot. Reagan said last weekend
he will leave his name on. Nixon
plans to campaign in the state.
Rockefeller said Monday he will
confer with his Oregon backers SEN A TOR
before deciding whether he will
keep his name on the ballot.

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SENATOR EUGENE McCARTHY'S
primary campaign in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the
weekend before the election, March, 29-31.
Round trip bus transportation is being arranged
at approximately $14.00 per person.
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PRESIDENT - VICE PRESIDENT
ENDORSED FAVORABLY:
KOENEKE-NEFF: They have proven themselves capable through their past performances
(Koeneke; SGC 2 yrs., 8 month lease, voter registration; Neff: 2 yrs. exec. board UAC,
treasurer of SGC). Their ideas are in tune with the needs of the campus, and their combined
experience should insure a meaningful and progressive year fo SGC.
UNFAVORABLE BUT ACCEPTABLE:
SCHREIBER-QUINN: Their ideas for reform exclude many important requirements of a
growing university (housing, parking facilities, athletic facilities, and activity functions.)
Their lack of experience with the total university becomes evident in their proposals.
UNACCEPTABLE:
WHITE-MITTLEMAN: They lack an understanding of the university structure. Neither has
experience that approaches the other tickets, and would make no contribution to the pro-
gress begun by SGC this year.
COUNCIL SEATS (vote for 4)
ENDORSED:
CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
1. MIKE DAVIS - administrative V.P. of SGC
2. PAUL MILGROM - Coordinating V.P. of SGC
3. DAVE PHILLIPS-- UAC, IFC, SGC Consumers Union
4. GAIL RUBEN (incumbent) -- Academics, Steering

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