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Tuesday, March 26, 1968

THE MICHIGAN'DAILY

Page Three

Tuesday, March 26, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Britain Deplores
Israeli Reprisals

By The Associated Press
Foreign Secretary Michael-
Stewart conferred on the Middle
East crisis with Foreign Minister
Abba' Eban of Israel yesterday
and told him Britain does not
condone Arab guerrilla attacks
on Israelis but deplores Israel's
military reprisals.
The Stewart-Eban meeting -
4 following a U.N. Security Council
condemnation of Israeli reprisal
attacks last Thursday - brought,
however, one expression of op-
timism.
Eban told Stewart that Israel

had invited U.N. special envoy
Gunnar V. Jarring back to Israel
for new talks. Aides said Stewart
expressed a belief Jarring will
succeed in promoting Middle East
peace talks in -the next few
months.
Meanwhile, in Amman, Jordan,
at least 150 top Jordanian mili-
tary, political and business lead-
ers yesterday pledged allegiance
to King Hussein as the army
braced for a new Israeli attack.
The mood was one of fervent na-
tional unity, heightened after a
special 21/ hour briefing by Hus-
sein to the'leaders.
Conflicting Reports
While the monarch and the
leaders were at the royal palace,
they heard reports of two new Is-
raeli-Jordan border clashes. A
military spokesman said the Is-
raelis opened fire on the Jordan
Valley village of Al Karan and
the Jordanians returned the fire,
which ceased after five minutes.
But, the spokesman claimed, it
was reopened by the Israelis.
The Israeli version was that
the Jordanians began the shoot-
ing.
U.N. Condemnation
At the U.N., the Security
Council unanimously condemned
Israel Sunday night for last
week's attack on Arab guerrilla
bases in Jordan. But Israel brush-
ed aside the rebuke and insisted
it acted in self defense.
The 15 nation council voted as
the guns of Israel and Jordan
opened up anew along the Jordan
River frontier.
The council resolution also de-
plored "all violent incidents in
violation" of the 1967 Arab-Israeli
ceasefire. But Arab delegates
challenged the U.S. view that
those words applied to Arab ter-
rorist raids into Israel.
The resolution further deplored
loss of life and property from the
attack. It declared that such ac-
tions could not be tolerated and
that the council "would have to
consider further and more effec-
tive steps as envisaged" in the!
U.N. charter to prevent their repe-
tition-a hint at economic and
military sanctions. It called on
Israel to "desist from'' mistreat-
ing Arabs in occupied territory.
The council acted at its eighth
meeting iin four days on com-
plaints filed byuJordan and Israel
against each other.
The compromise resulted from
negotiations between the meetings. i

Panama's Robles
,,Impeached; Guard
Revolts in Support
PANAMA (AI -- Striking behind scores of families from their homes of Arnulfo Arias in the May elec-
clouds of tear gas, national guard- and hospitalized at least six per- tions.
smen yesterday seized 300 oppon- sons. Guardsmen closed off the Na-
ents of Marco A. Robles following Among those reported arrested tional Assembly building to all but
his ouster as president by the Na- was Hildegrando Nicosia, the Na- "authorized" persons, qualified
tional Assembly in impeachment tional Union's secretary general. sources said, and they made it
proceedings. Spokesman for the National known that, while deputies would
The guard-the nation's only Union claimed that guardsmen be allowed to enter, Delvalle would
military force-was thus arrayed planted the arms in the head- be barred.
on the side of Robles. quarters building to justify their Robles contended that the as-
The newly sworn government of qrtehbidi u ti theIn sembly had no legal right to im-
Max Delvalle met secretly and was raid. The headquarters is the nerve peach him. The National Guard
reported planning to try to set center of a five party coalition said it would await an opinion
up quarters in the troop surround- backing the presidential candidacy from the Supreme Court.

-Associated Press
PANAMA NATIONAL GUARDSMEN with machine guns and radios, stand outside the National
Assembly building following the impeachment of President Marco A. Robles. The inauguration of
the new president, Max Delvalle was in progress. Robles' impeachment has split the country's
political system.
IN DELTA DRIVE:
American Air Strikes Smash
Viet Cong Water Supply Line

e d assembly, building.
Schism May Involve U.S.
As both Robles and Delvalle
claimed power, the president re-
public seemed destined for deepen-
ing trouble and violence. The ex-
plosive situation threatened to in-
volve the United States over the
issue of diplomatic recognition of
the Delvalle government.
In the impeachment trial Sun-
day, the assembly convicted Ro-
bles of influencing the selection of
a candidate for the May presi-
dential election. It also found him
guilty of allowing the use of gov-
ernmentf acilities for political
progaganda and hiring and firing
government employes for political
reasons. The assembly swore in
Delvalle, a 6 foot 2 businessman
with a reputation as a hard driv-
ing administrator.
Army Loyalty Unchanged
But Delvalle's new government
did not take the customary step
of changing the command of the
4,000 man National Guard.
Early yesterday, gas masked
troops smashed into headquarters
of the opposition National Union
and a communique announced
guardsmen arrested 300 persons in
senal cached in the building. The
they had carted away a small ar-
tear gas supported raids that drove

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SAIGON W-) - American air
power has struck hard at the Viet
Cong water supply line in the
Mekong Delta, where the enemy
is believed preparing new attacks,
and 245 sampans have been
smashed in three days, the U.S.
Command said yesterday.
Violent explosions aboard some
of the sampans indicated they
were carrying ammunition and
fuel as well as weapons to the
Viet Cong, whose supplies ran low
during the enemy's lunar new year
offensive.
Aground, American infantry,
pushing the war's biggest offen-
sive in five provinces around
Saigon, reported late yesterday
they had found 22 more enemy

bodies in a battle area that hadA
seen sharp fighting Sunday.
It raised to 87 the number of
enemy killed in the action about
35 miles northwest of the capital.
The heaviest blows to the
enemy's supply line were delivered
Sunday. Helicopter gunships sup-
porting a ground operation dis-
covered a huge sampan flotilla
about 115 miles southwest of Sai-
gon near the Cambodian border.
The gunships flew to the attack
and destroyed 114 sampans and
damaged 50 others, the U.S. Com-
mand reported.
Earlier Sunday, South Vietna-
mese infantry saw a force estimat-
ed at a battalion of Viet Cong
moving in sampans near the
delta city of Sa Dec, 80 miles
southwest of Saigon.
Increase Patrols
U.S. fighter bombers were call-
ed in, and pilots said they sank 36
sampans. The surviving Viet Cong
fled into woods nearby.
The canals and rivers that lace
the delta long have beentused by
the Viet Cong as a means of
transporting troops, weapons, am-
munition and food.
Helicopter gunships patrol them

BRUSSELS, Belgium (P) -
France asked yesterday for a
complete overhaul of the world
monetary and commercial system
at its price for helping the United
States out of financial troubles.
"France," said Finance Minister
Michel Debre, "is willing to co-
operate."
"As usual," he added in a state-
ment here, France "is ready to
take its share in the effort re-
squired by this cooperation-but
on condition that beyond pro-
visional and inequitable exped-
ients, a global solution is sought
that will give a lasting solution
to the basic problem, following
agreement by the countries con-
cerned."
U.S. officials believe this means
that France will try to get a gen-
eral discussion this weekend at a
meeting in Stockholm of finance
ministers from 10 of the world's
most important financial coun-

U.S. losses in the clash were
listed as 11 men killed and 70
wouncled, bringing American loss-
es to 41 killed and 463 wounded
since the operation began two
weeks ago. In that time, about
1,300 enemy soldiers have been
reported killed.
The action was one of a series
of widely spread clashes that
mark the current pattern of the
ground war. Several of these in-
volved South Vietnamese forces in
the Mekong Delta.

tries. U.S. Secretary of the Treas-
ury Henry H. Fowler, will attend.
The main purpose of the
Stockholm meeting is to complete
work on a new kind of interna-
tional money to be used by cen-
tral banks in settling their ac-
counts with one another. This
"paper gold" is expected to go
into use next year.
Meanwhile, other nations want
to work out ways of helping the
United States export more goods
and stop the outflow of American
dollars and gold that has badly
disturbed the development of
world trade and investment.
Debre came to Brussels yester-
clay to sit as chairman at a meet-
ing of cabinet ministers from
the Common Market countries:
France, West Germany, Italy,
Belgium, Netherlands and Luxem-
bourg.
The main purpose of the meet-
ing was to consider plans for
speeding up reductions in cus-
toms duties by other countries in
order to encourage U.S. exports
and to discourage pressure in
Washington to enact broader tax-
es and other restrictions on U.S.
imports.
Economists generally think it
better to help the United States
balance its international pay.
ments by stimulating trade rather
than restricting it.
The Kennedy Round of trade
talks that ended in Geneva last
spring obligated all participants
to cut their tariff walls down by
roughly 35 per cent in the follow-
ing five years. The cuts were to
be made in five annual install-
ments.
The United States and most
other countries made the first
step last Jan. .1. The Common
Market countries have been plan-
ning to make two cuts on July 1.

'Peblo Crew's Letters Called

Propaganda For U.S.

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THE CAUSE
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By The Associated Press r
A State Department spokesman
yesterday characterized the re-
lease of letters of captive crew
members of the USS Pueblo as a
propaganda campaign aimed at
securing a U.S. apology.
Press Officer Robert J. Mc-
Closkey, however, declined to
comment on the substance of the
twelfth private meeting between
the United States and North Ko-
rea on Friday, or on an open ses-
sion Sunday night, Washington
time.
He said it is the U.S. view that
if the talks with North Korea are
to be productive, the substance of
the discussions and the private{
meetings must remain private.
Furth~r Meetings Scheduled
He said that a thirteenth meet-
ing between the U.S. and North
Korean authorities at Panmun-
jom, in Korea, will be held soon,
but the date has not been
scheduled.
Questioned repeatedly whether
any progress is being made toward
gaining the release of the 82

American crewmen, the spokes-
man recalled that he had said
after the Friday meeting there
was no progress, and there has
been no change in that situation.
As for the authenticity of the
letters reportedly signed by the
crewmen of the Pueblo calling'
for an apology by the U.S. gov-
ernment for trespassing inside
North Korean waters, McCloskey
replied:
Letters Possibly Falsified
"We are aware that a number
of letters have reached the fam-
ily and next of kind. We do not
want to comment on their au-
thenticity. We have not seen all
{ of them.
"Their delivery, with the con-
sent of North Korean authorities,
has propaganda overtones," he
said. "It looks like a "propaganda
campaign."
Eversince Jan. 23, when the
Pueblo was captured, North Korea
has demanded that the United
States apologize for intruding a
"spy ship" inside North Korean
waters.
Th spokesman declined to
comment on questions of what
would happen if the United States
did purposely apologize to North
Korea.
' Ronmneyr Gets Mail
Michigan Gov. George Romney
has received letters from three
men identifying themselves as

.Apology. a
governor also had heard from
two other crewmen from "outside
Michigan."
North Korea's official news
agency, " Korean Central News
Agency, said that Mack had writ-
ten Romney and Secretary of
State Dean Rusk that the Pueblo
was captured "intact with secret
and top secret documents and
materials, plus logs and charts
detailing its espionage activities."
Romney's office said the news{
agency quoted the letter cor-
rectly.

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ADDRESS BY
DR. MARVIN FELHEIM
Professor of English
1968-1969 OFFICERS
DAVID MOVSKY ..... .............. ...................President
GIGI GOLDIN ....... . . ........................... Cultural Vice President
PEPPY GOLDSTEIN ............. . .................. Social Vice President
DORIS SELIGSON...... ......... .............Religious Vice President
MARILYN ZIFF......... .. .............................. .........Secretary
BRIAN ZEM ACH....................................... Treasurer
ADVISORY BOARD

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