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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SUNDY, EPTEBER10, 967THE ICHGAN AID

-Associated Press
GREETS POLISH WORKERS
French President Charles de Gaulle greets steel workers at Poland's largest steel plant at Nowa Huta
nearKrakow. De Gaulle is on a six-day state visit to Poland, during which he is touring the prov-
inces and conferring with Polish President Edward Ochab. The visit is part of De Gaulle's program
to promote East-West European cooperation. Yesterday, he toured the relics of Auschwitz, the
World War II Nazi death camp.

ELECTRONIC BARRIER:

UAW Gears AFTER 'NEWS' EL
For Duration, Romney
Of Strike In Face o
Ford Talks Cease WASHINGTON (A)'-Michigan
As Workers Prepare Gov. George Romney shrugged off
yesterday a suggestion that he
For Payless Months bow out of contention for the 1968
DETROIT(1) - United Auto Republican presidential nomina-
Worer leaders -yUted b n tion and attacked the Vietnam
Workers leaders yesterday began war "snow job" he said President
a drive to rally their nonstriking Johnson is doing on the American
rank-and-file in support of what people.
is increasingly expected to be a Romney stood by his assertion
months-long strike by 159.000 Romneywst"braiswase r-
UAW members at Ford Motor Co. that he was "brainwashed" dur-
ing a visit to Vietna'm in 1965.
The strikers drew their last This charge helped spark a De-
full paychecks Friday, with no troit News editorial suggesting
new negotiations scheduled on a ht gsugges-
labor contract. Ithat he get out of the 1969 pres-
An Associated Press sampling idential picture in favor of Gov.
indicated that strikers expect the A. Rockefeller of New York.
walkout to last from several weeks Blurt and Retreat
to several months. Some thought The News, which backed Rom-
the deadlock might last until next ney in three successful campaigns
year. for governor, said that his "blurt
Bargaining Postponed and retreat habit" disqualified
Meanwhile, bargaining at Gen- him for national office.
eral Motors and Chrysler was The editorial, prepared for Sun-
postponed for two weeks because day publication, said that in con-
the union leaders who handle trast, Rockefeller "knows what he
the contract talks will be busy believes and has the capacity to
meeting with local union leaders express his convictions."
t across the nation next week. Asked at a news conference held
Nearly 500,000 UAW members in connection with the Republican
are working without contracts at National Committee's windup of a
GM and Chrysler, which have two-day session if he will accept
said they will honor most of the the suggestion, Romney replied
provisions of the three-year pacts with a flat "No."
which expired with Ford's at Inaccurate Reports
midnight Wednesday. He went on to accuse Johnson '
The union, however, has been of a "systematic continuation of
handed the task of collecting its inaccurate reports, predictions
dues, and the meetings in coming and withholding of information"
days with top UAW officials will about the progress of the Asian
be aimed. at setting up a dues conflict.
collection system. "The American people must
Support Strikers know what we are doing and the
They also will review the situ- consequences, no matter how pain-
ation in contract negotiations, the ful. We must have a government
UAW said, and urge support for and a President we can believe."
Ford strikers. Romney cited a list of state-
The meetings are seen as a pre- ments by Johnson and Secretary
lude to an Oct. 8 UAW conven- of Defense.Robert S. McNamara
tion which is expected to increase in contending there is a credibility
dues payments to beef up the gap between actual conditions in
union's war chest, which stood at Vietnam and the war reports given
$67 million when the Ford strike out by the administration.
1 began. Snow Job
Negotiating subcommittee meet- When he said he had been
ings are set for Monday, which brainwashed, Romney said he was
will be the sixth day of the strike, referring to the "LBJ type of
Z and plans are expected to be snow job" and not to the com-
made then on when Ford con-
tract bargaining will be resumed.
Expect Long Strike
- Most striking union members GUILD
contacted by The Associated 802 N
- Press said they were willing to
- endure a long strike, and ex- MONDAY, September
e pected one.
Carl Mantyla, an inspector at S . 4u.Aeu
t a Detroit Ford plant, said "I
n think it's going to be a long, RON TI PTON and
s dragged-out affair. Our strike
r benefits are so meager they don't "STUDENT SUB
- amount to a hill of beans. Mine CHANGIN
e are $20 a week. That'll only buy_ _ _ _
groceries and beer." - - -

f Suggestic

munist method of treating prison-
ers.
He absolved former Ambassador
Henry Cabot Lodge. a Republican,
of having brainwashed him on his
1965 visit. He avoided answering
whether Gen. William C. West-
moreland, Vietnam commander,
had joined in this action.
He named no individual party,
but he said: "The President is
very skillful and able in seeing
that those who are subordinate to
him express his viewpoint."
Americanize War
His chief complaint, Romney

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said, was that all of the military
and civilian officials he talked to
told him there was no plan to
Americanize the war, that the
United States was merely advising
the South Vietnamese.
He said, instead, it has become
an American war.
Romney insisted his position on
Vietnam has not changed since
an April 7 Hartford, Conn., speech
in which he said it would be un-
thinkable for the United States
to withdraw from Vietnam.
World NeN

n To Quit In Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (R) - A
Romney said he was delighted stream of 1,000 open housing
that the News editorial indicated semof 1,000 open hing
demonstrators followed " a white
what he called a "trust and con- Roman Catholic priest toward the
fidence' inRockefeller. heavily Polish-American South
He was glad that the New York Side yesterday after a Mass in
governor had reiterated support wiich the priest prayed for
for Romney as the party nominee, strength and.courage.
He said he takes Rockefeller at his
word that he has no intention of houR aer heofs E. GMoppi, bn
becoming a candidate. ganour aaft grhe mfrd M a rd e
Asked if he would back Rocke- gap leading the march toward a
feller if he became convinced the section that erupted with brick
NewYrk govhernoham d ornedsuh-and bottle throwing at smaller
New York governor had more sup- demonstrations late last month.
port within the party than he had, In a brief talk after the church
Romney replied that would depend ,eaiefalherfGr the church
upon the factors at the time. service, Father Groppi said a
Peace Candidate prayer in which he asked for
The Michigan governor was strength and courage, claiming
asked whether he thinks the Re- that Jesus Christ was "nailed to
publicans should pick a peace can- a tree because he fought for
didate next year. equality of mankind."
"The Republican c a n d i d a t e Call In Police
should have the assurance in his Police called in all available off-
own heart and mind that he can duty officers for the march yes-
bring about a sound peace in Viet- terday and a rally scheduled for
nam," he replied. . this afternoon.
Romney wound up a crowded Wisconsin's National Guard an-
news conference by declaring that nounced Friday it would have
he is not going to engage in crit- about 150 military policemen at
icizing other Republicans. State Fair Park in nearby West
Allis for "riot control training."
Guard officials said the train-
ing had been ordered by the Pen-
Ss R oundutagon and had nothing to do with
the current tense racial situation.
Demonstrations
GILBRALTAR-Festive Gibral- Yesterday marked the 13th
tar shouted with flags and ban- straight day of, demonstrations
ners yesterday with its intention and marches headed by the Mil-
to cast a super-British referendum waukee Youth Council of the Na-
tional Association for the Ad-
vote which would make impos- vancement of Colored People.
sible Spain's recovery of the The 'priest said Friday night:
Rock. "We're going deep into the South
The Rock's 12,672 voters ballot- Side" Saturday afternoon.
ed yesterday on whether to re- NAACP leaders said they ex-
main British or change to Spain, pected support from units In Illi-
nois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michi-
gan, Ohio, West Virginia and
in 1704 and is striving now to get Wisconsin for this weekend's dem-
it back. on strations.

)ITORIAL:
Reasserts Candidacy

1000 March
For Housing

Question Effectiveness

Of 'McNamara's

DA NANG, Vietnam (P) - A
barrier of barbed wire and elec-
tronic eyes and ears along the
northern rim of South Vietnam-
how effective would it be against
North Vietnamese infiltrating
forces?
The planned construction of
such a barrier was annotmced
Thursday by Secretary of Defense
Robert S. McNamara.
The evidence here is that Uni-
ted States Marines dug in and pa-
troling south of the demilitarized
zone which divides the two Viet-
nams already, are already keeping
out any major Communist force.
The chief infiltration route is
not through the demilitarized
zone, but over the old, Ho Chi
Minh Trail. This runs around
South Vietnam's northwestern
corner and southward through
neighboring Laos and Cambodia.
Ii has branches that cut into
South Vietnam at points along
the way.
To be effective, such a wall
would have to run not only along
the rugged mountain terrain of
the northern rim, but also more
than 100 miles south along the
border of Laos.
Military men here are main-
taining public silence on 'McNa-
mara's announcement. But one
Marine commander commented:
"I wish him a lot of luck."
The first, relatively easy, step
in "McNamara's Wall"-as it is
being called here-has been tak-
en.
Between April 12 and June 24,
United States Marine and South
Vietnamese engineers scraped out
a 6b0-yard wide clearing from the
Leatherneck artillery base at Gio
Linh west to the Marine strong-

point at Con Thien, a distance of
seven miles roughly paralleling
the DMZ.
The Vietnamese army cleared
some areas in the five miles be-
tween Gio Linh and the sea but
the terrain there is mostly sand
and salt flats anyway.
There has been no evidence that
this defensive strip has been
greatly effective'to date.
Less than a mile west of Con
Thien, however, the foothills of
the mountain range edge up to
the coastal plains and grow quick-
ly to towering peaks-formidable
obstacles to both infiltrating
North Vietnamese and the con-
struction of any electronic wall.
The Marines used between one
and two battalions to provide se-
curity during the clearing of the
first seven miles of the wall.
An even larger security force
probably would be needed if the
wall is extended into the moun-
tains, where the North Vietnamese
could choose about any hilltop
they wanted as a blocking or am-
bush point.
If a barrier could be completed
and properly manned along the
40 miles between North and South
Vietnam, it' undoubtedly would
stifle any major infiltration.
Radar and electronic devices
plus barbed wire and mines could
detect and stall enemy units un-
til defense force could be deployed
to, meet them.
It is questionable, however, if
North Vietnam has been able to
develop any high rate of infiltra-
tion through the DMZ.
North Vietnam attempted to
slip its 324B Division across the
DMZ into South Vietnam in July,

Wall'
1966, but it was caught and driven
back by United States Marines
during Operation Hastings.
Hundreds of Leatherneck pa-
trols filter through the mountains
and valleys day and night to re-
port on any infiltration.
Although no breakdown was
available here on the estimated
number of North Vietnamese in-
filtrators using the various routes
the Ho Chi Minh Trail is still
considered to be the number one
highway for North Vietnamese
soldiers going south.
McNamara told his Washington
news conference the electronic de-
tection system would be installed
late this year or early next year
Experts in Washington indicat-
ed the barrier would be an early
warning system rather than a so-
lid obstacle, McNamara was pur-
posely vague in discussing the
plans.
South Vietnam's President-elect
Nguyen Van Thieu stressed in an
interview just after McNamara',
announcement that the barrier
would be only in South Vietna-
mese territory, "not across the
border of Laos."

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By The Associated Press
PASADENA, Calif. - Scientists
decided late yesterday to take a
calculated risk and land Ameri-
ca's trouble-plagued Surveyor 5
spacecraft on the moon despite
a malfunction.
Earlier, they had ruled out the
hope of a soft landing due to
leaking helium gas needed to oper-
ate three small rockets designed
to bring Surveyor 5 to a smooth
landing.
TORONTO-Former Prime Min-
ister John Diefenbaker was oust-
ed last night as chief of Canada's
Conservative party-a post he had
held since 1956.
Premier Robert Stanfield of
Nova Scotia led after three bal-
lots at the convention to pick a
party leader.

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