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Wednesday, _Apri 110, 1968


Page Three

Wednesday, April 10, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

Rules Committee Cuts
Debate on Rights Bill

Czechs See
Loosening U.S.o
Ties to East
Independanice WouldI
Increase Isolation
Of East Germanvy N





civil rights bill was cleared by
the House Rules Committee yes-
terday for a sudden-death vote
that could put it on President
Johnson's desk by nightfall today.
By a 9-6 vote the committee
approved a resolution that would
permit only one hour's debate be-
fore the vote is taken, and no
amendments to the bill would

in both parties has been working
for weeks to line up votes, voiced
optimism about theoutcome.
Before approving the resolution
to accept the Senate-passed bill
without change, the Rules Com-
mittee narrowly rejected a pro-
posal that would have permittedI
the House to vote directly on a
motion to send the bill to con-

Rep. William M. Colmer (D-
Miss.), chairman of the commit-
tee, who voted against accepting
the Senate bill, said he felt the
committee, and the House were
"legislating under the gun" in
considering the bill so soon after
the assassination of the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
"I am confident," said Colmer,
"that on Thursday before Dr. King


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be allowed. Th.e oV! was" "to 7 againstCwas assassinated, the administra-
The vote was 8 to 7 against tion did not, have the votes to
Opponents of the broad open the motion, with Rep. John B. An-
housing provision in the -bill have derson (R-IlL.), joining seven pass the Senate amendments."
one more chance to block the Democrats against it. However, the bill's supporters
vote aid send it to a conference were predicting early last week
with the Senate in hopes of Anderson was a key figure in they had finally won enough
working out a compromise. the leadership's successful fight to pledges of support to be sure of
That will come on a procedural get the bill to the floor for a victory.
motion just before the final vote. yes-or-no vote. Three weeks ago Although the open housing pro-
If the opponents can muster a he had voted against such a move vision of the bill has drawn most
majority, they can open upthe and the bill was bottled up, 8 to 7. attention, it also contains pro-
resolution to amendment and then On yesterday's final committee visitons designed to protect civil
try to send the bill to conference. vote, Anderson was joined by Rep. rights workers, to extend con-
Speaker John W. McCormack B. F. Sisk (D-Calif.), in support- stitutional guarantees to Indians,
(D-Mass.), who, with other House ing the motion to accept the Sen- and to penalize those who incite
leaders and supporters of the bill ate bill, riots.
will visit Ann Arbor, April 10-14
Dr: Martin Niemoeller, distinguished German pastor and a>
president of the World Council of Churches, became a liv-
ing symbol of Christian resistance to a totalitarian govern- r
ment during World War II. He was suspended from his
parish and continued his opposition to the government.
Finally imprisoned, he was held in the concentration camps;
of Sachsenhausen and Dachau until liberation. Among his
many books are: The First Commandment, God Is My
Fuehrer, Dachau Sermons, From U-Boot to Pulpit.
Schedule of appearances:
Wednesday, April 10-
4-6 P.M.-Canterbury House, 330 Maynard
*Address-Discussion: "A Citizen and His Country: A Crisis of Conscience"
8 P.M.-First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw
*Address Discussion: "The Christian Church in a World of Conflict" '
Thursday, April 11--
4-6 P.M.-Canterbury House-
° Address- Discussion: "A Citizen and His Country: A Crisis of Conscience"
7:30 P.M.-First Presbyterian Church, Maundy Thursday Service
"Walking With Christ Through Suffering and Death"
9 P.M.-Ark Coffee House, 1421 Hill Street
"Current Trends in East-West Relations"
Sunday, April 14--.
7 A.M.-EASTER SUNRISE' SERVICE, North Campus Commons, East Room
Sermon: "What Christ Means in 1968." Breakfast will follow
11:45 A.M.-Dinner-Forum, Presbyterian Campus Center, 1432 Washtenaw
"Discussion with Martin Niemoeller"
7 P.M.-University Reformed Church, 1001 E. Huron St.
"The Renewal of the Church"
*These addresses are made possible by the Merrill Lectureship administered by the University
of Michigan Presbyterian Corporation. Co-sponsors of the series include the Ecumenical
Campus Center and the Association of Religious Counselors.

PRAGUE {M - Czechoslovakia's
new Communist leaders gave signs
'esterday of charting an inde-
pendent course in international
affairs that might in time in-
clude diplomatic relations with
West Germany.
The result could be greater
loosening among the once tightly
knit East European countries'and
further isolation of the militantly
pro-Soviat, anti-West East Ger-
mans. Romania and Yugoslavia
already have established diplo-
matic relations with West Ger-
many against the wishes of East
German leaders
Czech Individualism
An action program published by
the Communist party yesterday
stressed a need for Czechoslo-
vaks to take an "individual at-
titude" toward world problems
and to "support the forces of
realism" in West Germany.
A few hours earlier, the Bonn
government had, told Czechoslo-
vakia through a note to the Krem-
lin that it was prepared to nego-
tiate nullification of the 1938
Munich pact that gave Nazi Ger-
many the Czechoslovak Sudenten-
Restore Pact
Germany's defeat in World
War II made the pact a dead let-
ter, but Czechoslovakia has made
renunciation of it the first con-
dition for restoring diplomatic re-
lations. The claims of former Ger-
man landowners in the Sudeten-
land are involved.
The Czechoslovak Foreign Min-
istry had no immediate comment
on the West German note.3
Possibilities For RelationsI
But the source described Bonn's
offer as the "first concrete step
toward creating a climate favor-
able to relations between the two
neighboring countries."
References to Czechoslovak West
German relations contained in
the 24,000-word Cormmunist action
program could not be considered
direct responses to Bonn's note.
But they indicated a desire to
normalize contacts.

U.S. Moves
AlFor Parley
dent Johnson disclosed yesterday
a new U.S. diplomatic message to
Hanoi, disc'ussing alternate sites
"which could be convenient to
both sides" in starting preliminary
s peace talks.
Amid a day-long Vietnam stra-
tegy session attended by Ellsworth
Bunker, the U.S. ambassador to
Saigon, and peace envoy W. Averell
Harriman, the President . also
stressed accord among the allies in
the ticklish maneuvering leading
toward negotiations with the
Allied Agreement
"We have consulted with our al-
lies" about North Vietnam's latest
proposal on talks, Johnson told
Press newsmen during a brief midmorn-
ing break in the conference with
top diplomatic and military aides.
"We are in agreement with our
store allies and are prepared for am-
other bassadorial contacts just as soon
as arrangements can be com-
pleted," Johnson said.
As for the new message-the
second direct U.S. diplomatic com-
munication to North Vietnam
since the Apr l 3 breakthrough in
the long impasse over talks-the
President referred to Monday's
official reply from Hanoi and
at the Discuss Sites
"We are back in touch with
would Hanoi and discussing a number of
se com- alternative locations which could
version be convenient to both sides."
it com, The President did not reveal
surance, what assurances he may be seek-
House ing for the South in return for a
complete stop to U.S. bombing of
*the North.



A group of Negroes run from a store they broke into and sacked yesterday. The looting of this
occured during a civil rights march and rally in Memphis, but the scene was repeated in manyc
cities across the country that were hit by violence and looting during the day.
Vote on Excise Tax Impend
In Congressn sTrax nHihenDeferr
WASHITNGTOlN (;') - (Congress 1phone serice ptax and 7pr rcent 1 cise tax on auitomobiles

will vote on a quick, temporary
extension of automobile and tele-
phone excise taxes, but it put off
yesterday - for at least several
weeks - a showdown on raising
income taxes and cutting spend-1
The session broke up with agree-
ment only on the -temporary ex-
tension of the 10 per cent tele-

automobile excise tax. Techni-
cally, these rates fell to 1 and 2
per cent, respectively, April 1.
The big dispute is over the 10
per cent income tax surcharge
President Johnson has said is
urgently needed to'ireduce the
budget deficit and strengthen in-
ternational confidence in the dol-

Moreover, the extension
give more time to the hou
mittees to work out their
of a tax and spending cu
bination. There is no ass
however, that they will
in producing a bill the
would pass.

This Week at
Dr. Martin Nienoeller
(from GERMANY)--active leader
of the resistance movement in Germany
under the Hitler regime will speak on
"Current Trends in
. - 1421 Hill St.
East-West Relations" 8:30 P.M
Friday Scenes.from T. S. Eliot's
(The Best Blue Grass in Michigan!)
Returning by overwhelming popular demand!

The Senate added a surcharge
to the excise tax bill, but coupled
it with deep mandatory spending
cuts the administration says can-
not reasonable be absorbed.
House Ways and Means Com-
mittee members and Appropria-
tions Committee members are!
working on a tax-economy pack-
age of their own.,
The agreement reached yester-
day was on a simple resolution
extending the excise taxes at the
old rates through April 30. This
action, expected to meet little
opposition, would regularize bills
being mailed out by telephone
At Treasury urging, they have
continued to include the' taxat
the higher rate.
It would also clear up any
doubts about collecting the ex-

Five U.S. Offensives End
But No De-escalation Seen

SAIGON (A)-The end of five
allied offensive operations was an-
nounced yesterday and a lull de-
scended on all battle fronts. But
U.S. officers were unable to see
any de-escalation because of
peace moves.
The five operations, two of
which began_ last year, were
around Saigon and cost 183 U.S.
soldiers killed and 1,358 wounded.
U.S. officers said they saw no
sign of enemy de-escalation. They
speculated the enemy may be re-
grouping during the lull for new
As they spoke, strategic B52
bombers pounded the A Shau val-
ley 50 miles south of Khe Sanh
near the Laotian border. The val-
ley has been the scene of feverish
enemy activity for weeks.
From the valley, the North Viet-
namese and the Viet Cong could

threaten the big U.S. Marine base
at Da Nang, or the ruined old im-
perial capital of Hue, both lying
on the coast to the east.
Nor does the end of five allied
operations necessarily mean de-
escalation, explained a senior of-
ficer on the staff of Gen. William
C. Westmoreland, the U.S. com-
mander in South Vietnam.
"From time to time we close out
and begin new operations," he
said. -"We cannot announce the
new ones immediately. It may be
a day or so. This does not neces-
sarily represent a de-escalation."
The largest operation and the
biggest of the 'war was Quyet
Thang-Resolved to Win-pressed
by 50,000 U.S. and South Vietnam-
ese troops since March 11 in the
jungles of five provinces around
Saigon. This one caused most of
the casualties.

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 7 & 9P
Architecture Aud.
dir. John Huston, screenplay by Richard Brooks & ~
John Huston after a play by Maxwell Anderson.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 7 & 9 P.M.
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