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Sunday, March 17;;1968


Page Three

Sunday, March 1771968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Renew Pledge To Win Despite
Hanoi's Refusal To Negotiate

U.S. Troop Increase Ne
'To Vietnam Foreseen d
WASHINGTON(--'-An author- iate massive buildup and away
itative source said yesterday there from any drastic change in the
will be a "moderate increase" in basic military strategy being pur-

Contracts Signal
to Copper Strike

AUSTIN, Tex. () -- President
Johnson arrived in Texas yester-
day for a reunion with his daught-
ers and sons-in-law.
Johnson may remain at his Hill
Country Ranch through Tuesday,
which is the 24th birthday of his
SUAW Accepts
AMC Contract
DETROIT (R) -- American
Motors Corp. and the United
Auto Workers Union, after bar-
gaining a day and a half past
a deadline, have reached tenta-
tive agreement on a new con-
tract for the firm's 14,500 auto
, But both sides failed to reach.
accord Friday night on a pact to
cover 3,000 additional production
employes at AMC's Kelvinator
Appliance Division in Grand Ra-
The proposed settlement falls
below contracts won by the UAW
at General Motors, Ford and
Chrysler, where workers got 20
cents across the board and 30
cents extra for skilled tradesmen
in the f first year of three-year

elder daughter, Lynda Bird Robb.
Johnson said earlier Saturday in
Washington the United States "will
win on the battlefield" in Vietnam
if Hanoi refuses to negotiate.
He asserted his determination
with these words to a group of
"I don't want a man here to go
home thinking otherwise. We are
going to win."
Johnson dropped in unexpected-
ly on, a meeting of businessleaders
seeking, means to create jobs for
the hard core unemployed. Soon
after making his remarks about
the Vietnam war and about the
gold drain and the jobs' effort,
Johnson left for the weekend in
Johnson praised the business
men for supporting his job training
program, which is designed to put
100,000 unemployed to work this
year and 500,000 over the next
three years.
He called the program "the big-
gest training effort in the history;
of the country" and said the
participation of the business com-
munity represented a "reawaken-
ing of the social consciousness of
Other speakers at the conference
stressed the importance of jobs

in easing the urban tensions that
erupted into riots last summer.
David Ginsberg, executive di-
rector of the National Advisory
Commission on Civil Disorders,
said if any of the commission
members, who studied last sum-
mer'se riots, were asked what sin-
gle action would do to the most
to ease the situation would say
"find the kid a job."
Whitney Young, Jr., executive
director of the National Urban
League,. said success of the pro-
gram is an urgent- necessity for
Negro Americans who are no longer
willing to accept anything short
of full employment opportunity.
He said the Negro American
should be given an opportunity to
become "a producer of goods or,
as much as we regret it, he will
be a producer of violence."

U.S. troop strength in South Viet-
nam - but neither this source
nor the Defense Department would
define "moderate."
But this high source and
knowledgeable people at the Pent-
agon agreed that there is nothing
in the works close to the 200,000
man buildup which has been re-
ported requested by the comman-
der on the scene, Gen. William C.
No Final Decision
At present there are about 510,-
000 U.S. troops in South Vietnam
and it .has been announced this
force will be increased to 525,000
by fall.
Officially, the Pentagon would
not acknowledge that any final
decisions have been reached. But
indications in recent days have
pointed away from any immed-

sued in Southeast Asia.
One plan receiving favor in the
joint military staff would involve
the sending of one or more divi-
sion forces to Vietnam, and the
mobilization of some 30,000 Na-
tional Guardsmen and Reservists
to fill out the depleted central pool
of combat units in the United

workers approved contracts with
one of four big copper firms yes-
terday and indicated an early re-
turn to work by 6.500 of the 50,000
workers locked for more than
eight months in the nationwide
copper strike.
Thirteen of the 25 other strik-


World Neu
By The Associated Press
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -
Philip Blaiberg, the only survivor
of the world's six attempts to
transplant a human heart, went
home yesterday 74 days after his

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Blaiberg became the world's
third heart transplant case after
Dr. Christian Barnard told him
he could not live more than a year
with his own badly fibrosed organ.
ROME - Large scale rioting
flared at the University of Rome
yesterday. Police turned fire hoses
on clashing leftist and rightist
More than 200 persons were
hurt; nearly 50 of them were hos-
Students and older political ac-
tivists fought each other with
flagpoles and clubs. It was the
worst rioting at, the university
since March 1. Nearly 200 persons
were taken into custody.
*E *L *

States. ing unions with members- at
A division force, including sup-
porting units, totals some 45,000 Phelps Dodge are expected to rat-
men. ify the agreement at meetings
However, military sources said
that staffs have been working
overtime refining a wide variety
of proposals, based on a range of
alternate courses of action.
National Guard Callup
One senior officer said some 12'
or 13 different troop plans had
been developed in the Army staff'
alProposals for National Guard
and Reserve callups have ranged WARSAW A-Classroom strikes
from below 30,000 men to around affected campuses in the capital
200,000 over the past weeks, and Krakow yesterday and stu-
Professional officers feel it is dents threatened an anti-govern-
almost imperative to mobilize ment sit-in at a third in the
someground reservestbecause the continuing confrontation between
central force of divisions available the Communist regime and many.
for crisis duty around the world of Poland's young people.
is down below five Army and Ma- Students at Krakow's Jagiello-
rine divisions, considered by some nian University stayed away from
a danger level, classes for the third straight day.
Wheeler Confers With Johnson At Warsaw University, a boycott'
The Joint Chiefs of Staff, who affecting most of the student body
long have favored a callup, held of 22,000 was in its second day.
an unusual Saturday meeting, Correspondent Ousted
sources said. Details of that meet- In an other development, the
ing, as is usual were kept secret. Polish Foreign Ministry ordered
It was reported that Gen. Earle Richard Davy, correspondent of
G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint The Times of London, to leave the
Chiefs of Staff, conferred lateThTieofLnntlavte
Friday with President Johnson atecountry yesterday because of ar-
the White House n s titles he has written about the
student unrest.
Some U.S. civilian officers have A ministry official told Davy
been portrayed as taking a strong his reports were showing an "un-
stand at th-is point against rais- balanced picture" without men-
ing the U.S. troop commitment tioning the government position
substantially and in favor of pos- that the week of demonstrations
sibly changing U.S. strategy to and rioting was caused by Zion-
concentrate on defending the ists. liberals a n d "politically
populated places of Vietnam and bankrupt" individuals.
giving up such exposed positions- Student Ultimatum
as Khe Sanh. Military critics of Students at Warsaw's Poly-
this approach claim it would technic College held a meeting
amount to a retreat to enclaves and discussed staging a three day
and that this would ultimately sit-in strike unless the state con-
cause loss of the country to the trolled press publishes student
Communists. resolutions and retracts what the

early this week in Arizona, Texas,
Arkansas and Yonkers, N.Y.
The AFL-CIO United Steel-
workers of America said approval
by its 100 man industry commit-
tee "constitutes the biggest break-
through yet" in the negotiations
which President Johnson called to
the White House 13 days ago.
Negotiations in the Executive
Office Building next to the White
House continued between the un-
1: SIt-In
young people are calling "slander-
ous" accounts. The students de-
mand liberal reforms in educa-
tion and government.
Informed sources said the Poly-
technic ultimatum~ gave authori-
ties until Wednesday morning to
meet the demand.
A highly placed church source
said yesterday the Polish Roman
Catholic episcopate would not en-
ter into the conflict.
The source said Stefan Cardinal
Wyszynski, the Polish primate and
long a critic of the government's
religious policies, would refrain
from making comments in ser-
mons about the tense situation.
The informant explained that the
church views the matter as a po-
litical one having nothing to do
with religion.

ions and Kennecott Copper Corp.,
Anaconda Co. and American
Smelting & Refining Co.
Informed sources said settle-
ments with the other' firms are
expected to follow within a few
Separate Contracts
The Phelps Dodge settlement re-
portedly provides $1.13 per hour
increases in wages and fringe
benefits over 40 months to its
mining,. smelting and refining
workers in Arizona and Texas in
one contract, and 75 cents over
36 months for wire fabricating
workers in Fordyce, Ark., and
Yonkers. N.Y., in a separate con-
Wages in the industry now aver-
age $3.28 per hour.
The Phelps Dodge agreement
represents a defeat for the unions'
original demands for similar eco-
nomic gains for workers in all
operations of each country, and
for simultaneous contract expi-
ration dates.
Recommend Ratification
Anaconda reportedly was bar-
gaining with the unions in four
separate contract groupings and
American Smelting & Refining in
three groupings.
Details of the Phelps Dodge
contracts will be given to repre-
sentatives of all the unions in-
volved at a meeting today in Tuc-
son, Ariz. A company source said
the other unions have already
agreed to recommend ratification
-at meetings of local unions Tues-
The Steelworkers reportedly are
trying to wrap up other Kenne-
cott settlements before acting on
all contract proposals at once.

Eleven persons died in flames that
swept the cargo ship African Star
early yesterday after it crashed in
darkness with two oil. barges on
the lower Mississippi River. The
Coast Guard said 11 others were
In the inferno, at least 38 per-
sons were burned, some seriously.

Dubeek Calls Meeting
Of Czech Communists

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PRAGUE (R)-Czechoslovakia's
new Communist party chief, Alex-
ander Dubcek, announced yester-
day the party will meet March 28
to discuss "personnel changes" -
presumably the removal of Presi-
dent Antonin Novotny-and fu-
ture democratic reforms at home.
In a major policy' address at
B r n o, Czechoslovakia's second
largest city, Dubcek sought to as-
sure his countrymen that the cur-
rent wave of "socialist democrati-
zation" would continue. And he
stressed, largely for the Soviet
Union's sake, that nothing would
affect the nation's partnership
with Moscow.
Demands have been growing for
resignation of Novotny, who last
year lost the leadership of the
Communist party to reformist
The liberals prodded Novotny
Friday into a humiliating conces-
sion-firing Interior Minister Jan
Kudrna, nominal head of the sec-
ret police, and Atty. Gen. Jan

The two men, both personal
friends of the president, were
accused by-the liberals of plotting
last January to return Novotny
to leadership of the party with
the help of Maj. Gen. Jan Sejna.
Sejna defected to the United
States last month, leaving a pro-
fiteering scandal behind.
The plenary meeting is expect-
ed to call for Novotny's resigna-
tion by way of a formal vote of
"We shall apply law and disci-
pline in the administration of
state affairs and the protection of
our citizens against enemies, par-
asites and violations of the law,"
Dubcek said. This was interpreted
as a reference to Novotny.
To wild applause, Dubcek 47,
said the central committee of the
party will "deepen democracy"
and "continue to find enough
strength to not only prevent a
return to the past, but also to
further develop the new progres-
sive course."



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