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Strikes Across Nation

N .. Schools
Faee Boycott
24,000 Students Idle
In East St. Louis as
Walk-out Continues
By The Associated Press
Teachers' strikes - real and
threatened - are disrupting the
annual back-to-school ritual in
big cities and smaller communi-
ties across the United States.
Strikes and boycotts were in
progress in some communities and
the giant school systems of De-
A troit and New York City were
threatened with educational
In East St. Louis, Ill., a teacher
boycott idling 24,000 pupils enter-
ed its second week yesterday, with
only some 300 of 920 teachers re-
porting for work. ,
In New York City, deadlocked
contract talks were set to reopen,
officials announced. Teachers
have threatened mass resignations
on Monday, opening day for the
New York City teachers are de-
manding a stronger hand in edu-
cational policy as well as higher
salaries. Albert Shanker, president
of the United Federation of
Teachers in New York City, warn-
ed that a work stoppage could
"last a month or more."
In Florida, Gov. Claude R: Kirk
Jr. scheduled a television appear-
ance last night to offer a plan for
Florida's educational problems.
The Florida Education Associa-
tion, representing 50,000 of the
state's 60,000 teachers, has asked
for a special legislative session to
appropriate more money for edu-
cation and salaries, and has
threatened mass resignations in
November if there is no action.
In Broward County, Florida, the
school board, faced with 2,384
resignations from public school
teachers, closed the county's
schools until Sept. 25.
* A board spokesman said that
the schools will remain closed un-
til teachers have had time to
make an in depth study of the
county's seducational needs and
that teachers would not be paid
while the schools are closed.
Additional strikes and boycotts
were threatened in Randolph,
Mass.. Groton, Conn., McCracken
County, Ky., and Woodville, Miss.



British Plan MIDDLE EAST El
Talk on New Border In
Aden Regime As Israel,
High Commissioner B The Associated Press
Makes TV Offer To Artillery, machine gun and mor-
tar rounds crashed across the
Meet Rebel Leader Jordan River truce line between
By The Associated Press Israel and Jordan yesterday in a
ADEN Brnew, three-hour rupture of the
ADN- Britain is apparently Mdl East cease-fire.
prepared to begin talks at once toMiddlhe riverbank exchange-fire. ane as
establish a new government in the
Federation of South Arabia under quiet settled over the Suez Canal
the National Liberation Front. where Egyptian and Israeli artil-
British High Commissioner Sir lery and naval units battled Mon-
Humphrey Trevelyan declared in day.
a radio and television address Both Israel and Jordan claimed
yesterday that "the federal gov- the other instigated the flareup.
ernment has ceased to function."
He said he was ready to enter
into discussions immediately with g C g *
Arabdsusosimdaeel nations, who want to take
over when the British leave next
Negotiations F rO e
The commissioner in this Brit-
ish protectorate did not mention MILWAUKEE AP) - Milwaukee's
directly negotiations with the marching civil rights demonstra-
National Liberation Front, which tors, who have logged some 90
claims control of two-thirds of foot-wearing miles during the last
the federation of Aden and 16 four days in their campaign for an
sheikdoms and sultanates. open housing bill, took to the
But he did refer to the state- street again yesterday with an
ment last week by the front's initial hike to City hall.
founder, Qahtan Ashaabi, that he There the Rev. James Groppi,
was prepared to negotiate with white adviser to the NAACP Youth
the British, something his group Council that is spearheading the
had refused to do before, walks, told about 100 youngsters
"I wish to begin these discus- making up the day's advance
sions at the earliest possible mo- party:
ment," Trevelyan said, "and in "We don't want any committees,
this connection I am glad to note we don't want any discussions, we
the readiness of the leader of the don't want any delays. We want
National Liberation Front to meet that bill signed."
me to discuss these questions, as Thus far, the Common Council
reported after his press confer- has rejected-each time by an 18-
ence last Saturday." 1 vote-four city open occupancy
Nationalist Government measures offered by Mrs. Vel Phil-
He said the discussions "would council.
include recognition by the Brit- The city attorney's office previ-
ish government of an effective ously advised the aldermen that a
government by nationalist forces lips, only Negro member of the
in place of the federal govern- state fair housing law now in force
ment." took precedence over any city or-
Perhaps he did not name the d i n a n c e. The demonstrators
National Liberation Front to
avoid offending the rival Arab
tnationalist group-the Front for WANTED
the Liberation of South Yeman, j
an Egyptian-backed organization.
The two groups have been fight- EXTREMELY
ing each other as well as the
British, who have 12.000 troops in COURAGEOUS
the federation.STUDENT
Trevelyan made his radio and: O KKEEPE
television speech within eight B4
hourssof returning from London
where he received instructions on for the
The collapse of the federal gov- C N EM A 11
ernment came while nine of the
14 members of the federal cabinet account
were out of the country. Most
were in. Geneva talking with the
United Nations mission on the
future of South Arabia.
The National Liberation Front, Freshman or
in a whirlwind and largely blood- Sophomore
less campaign, seized key towns preferred
and road networks in the federa-
tion. Last Sunday, only one min-
ister was still in Aden and he Call Tom Selgren
said: "The federal government is 665-0193
finished." 6509

-Associated Press
Father James K. Groppi, Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council advisor, addresses an angry crowd of civil
rights demonstrators from the steps of Milwaukee City Hall today. The group was distraught be-
cause the city council had just approved 38-1 the mayor's previous action of banning night-time
marchs. The ban has since been rescinded.
36 Michigan School istricts
Postpone September Opening
r n

By The Associated Press
Some 92,556 pupils were expect-
ed to have an extra day of summer
vacation today as teacher-school
board negotiations across Mich-
igan found at least 44 districts
without contract agreements.
School openings in some dis-
tricts-including Detroit, with its
300,000 students-have been post-
poned because accord on master
contracts could not be reached
between the school boards and
their teachers.
Lt. Gov. William Milliken said
yesterday the state's teacher sit-
uation "is even more critical than
we thought it would be just a few
days ago,"- and added the huge
Detroit system "is in serious
Gov. George Romney, at a press
conference yesterday, repeated his

warning that there will be no
more state aid available for
teachers' salaries in this fiscal
Milliken's office said late yes-
terday that 47 districts remained
without contracts. However, a list
compiled by the office showed
only 44.
Of those, Milliken's office said,
six districts with 18,878 pupils
failed to open on schedule yes-
terday, and 11 more districts with
73,678 pupils were expected to be
forced to cancel classes scheduled
for today.
It added talks with teacher
representatives indicated t h a t
services were being or would be
withheld in 36 of the 44 unsettled
districts listed.
Milliken said teachers in the
other eight no-contract districts
have indicated they will not stay
off the job..

Ronald Haughton, state-ap-
pointed fact finder in the Detroit
dispute, formally presented to
Romney yesterday an interim re-
port which contained recommend-
ations already rejected by the De-
troit Federation of Teachers on
In it, Haughton had' recom-
mended that the two parties in
the dispute choose a six-member
panel from among 13 prominent
persons listed by Haughton to
make binding recommendations.
"But since it's been rejected,"
he added, "I guess I'd better start
thinking of some other way."
Haughton said both sides of the,
Detroit negotiations had agreed to
meet with him again today.
The next step, he added, could
be "careful and objective fact-
finding with formal taking of evi-
dence'and opportunity for re-

North Vietnam Quadruples
Missile Force to Deter U.S.

Vietnamese have at least quad-
rupled the number of surface-to-
air missiles-SAM-firing sites in
the past year, Pentagon figures
showed yesterday.
The proliferation of missile
launching pads reflects the Com-
munists' efforts to exact an in-
creasingly high price from the
United States for bombing North
A Hanoi also installed an addi-
tional 1,000 antaircraft guns ear-
lier this year to bolster its air de-
fense, the figures show. The So-
viet Union and China are supply-
ing the weapons.
A newly revised military tabula-
tion credits North Vietnam with
more than 200 SAM sites as of
mid-summer. This is 50 more than
early 1967 intelligence estimates
and compares with a total of 50
sites in both mid-1966 and mid-

On the surface, the missiles ap-
pear very ineffective, knocking
down only slightly more than 10
per cent of all U.S. planes lost
over the North.
But the high-flying missiles-
visible to pilots as they approach
-force American bombers into
evasion tactics which often carry
them down into the deadly con-
ventional fire of the 8,000-gun
North Vietnamese air defense.
At any one time North Vietnam
is believed to have perhaps 350 to
500 missiles poised for American
The Pentagon said in response
to questions that many sites are
unoccupied and the total therefore
does not offer an accurate index
of missile strength.
"Many sites are occupied with
dummy missiles"-an apparent ef-
fort to make the North Vietna-
mese defense look even more for-
midable, the Pentagon adds.

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