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lion Vote


French Foreign Minister
Asks U.S. Bombing Halt

Pact Raises
Wages, Cuts
Class Sizes
Threats From Slums
May Stop Teachers
From Returning There
NEW YORK (R)-Striking New
York City teachers voted an end
yesterday to a massive walkout
that deprived 1.1. million children
of normal public schooling for 14
class days.
The nation's graveset classroom
crisis was dissolved by a vote of
better than 5-1.
"Tomorrow will be the opening
of the school year, and I am very
happy," said President Albert
Shanker in announcing the vote
of his 49,000-member AFL-CIO
United Federation of Teachers.
But clouds remained on the
city's educational horizon, as
some teachers balked at return-
ing to slum schools in Harlem and
the Brownsville section of Brook-
lyn. Some Negro militants op-
posed the strike, capitalizing on it
in an effort to seize control of
schools in their areas.
Negro Pickets
Even as the teachers voted ap-
proval of a new $135-million con-
tract, a Negro picket paraded
with a sign that read: "Teachers
who struck hate our children."
At a special meeting with
teachers union leaders from the
affected slum schools, Shanker
was told of threats against teach-
ers who might attempt to return
to their classrooms.
One woman teacher told the
strike leader: "I don't want to be
a dead hero. I'm afraid to return
to school tomorrow. We have a
National Guard-let's use it.",
- This evoked applause from the
gathering. However, Shanker re-
plied: "Let's not assume that all
these threats and intimidations
are going to materialize . . . We
must emulate the kids in Little
Rock who kept going to school
despite harassment. I think all of
the bitterness in time will dis-
'Racial Cleavage'
Later, Shanker told newsmen:
"A return to normalcy wil be a
hard procedure in these commu-
nities. The walkout definitely did
cause the ill feelings being felt
at present-this has been a grow-
ing racial cleavage."
Also facing Shanker and his
union was a contempt of court
charge, pending since the teach-
ers walked out Sept. 11 in defi-
ance of a State Supreme Court
no-strike order.
The contempt case is especially
significant as the first test of the
state's new Taylor Law, which
took effect only Sept. 1. It bans
strikes by public employes. But
where a similar law in the past
directed penalties against the
strikers, the new law makes their,
union liable to a maximum
$10,000 a day fine, and its of-
ficials to fines of up to $250 each
and jail terms of up to 30 days.
No decision on the contempt
case was expected before next
The new pact provides a wage
scale of $6,750 to $13,750 a year
for teachers over a 26 month per-
iod, in contrast to the old range
of $5,400 to $11,950 a year.


P%-. -.


4 _L .L 1 ./ UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP)- policy of strict neutrality.
French Foreign Minister Maurice The provisions, he added, should
Couve de Murville renewed yester- be embodied in a treaty to which
day his government's call for a the great powers and all other
"decisive initiative" from the Unit- countries directly involved would
D elay V o tinf9 ed States to end the "cruel and be bound.
destructive" war in Vietnam. With these conditions fulfilled.
He suggested in a policy address he said, the Vietnamese should be
to the UN General Assembly that left to settle their own affairs "in
such an initiative might be an full freedom, regardless of thej
unconditional cessation of the regime that they might think fit
In Con ress U"ited States bombing that is to adopt."
'ravaging North Vietnam." Couve de Murville said it wouldl
No one would approve of such a
WASHINGTON (P)-More than decision more than the French,"
a score of federal agencies will he said, "and first because it would
bec ome technically penniless put an end to the suffering of N ationa N ei
starting Sunday because of a many Vietnamese."
House hassle over whether Con- First Step

be "quite illusory" to ask the Unit-
ed Nations to try to end the war,
noting that the effective func-
tioning of the world organization
depended on "the concerted action
of the main powers."
Each nation of the middy east,
he said, "has the right to live and
to see its security guaranteed." But
he added that "the evacuArtion of
the conquered territories was the

obvious preliminary
peaceful settlement."

toward a

gress or President Johnson should But he added that "this indeed WASHINGTON (U) - The na-
cut the budget. would probably be a first step" to tional capital's first mayor in 93
Their present emergency fi- peace negotiations. years was sworn into office yes-
nancing expires at midnight Sat- He said Hanoi had declared sev- terday as the House Judiciary.
urday. eral times since last January that Committee voted to give the Dis-
Their coffers may be replen- "discussions could be envisaged" trict of Columbia voting represen-
ished Tuesday by a temporary if the bombing were halted. tation in both House and Senate.
appropriation bill to tide them France was the second United Walter Washington, 51, a Negro
over until Oct. 10. States ally in as many days to housing expert, took the oath as
They have been living on call for an end to the bombing of commissioner of the district in
.month-to-month money rations North Vietnam. But the govern- the White House East Room. Su-
because the annual appropriation ment of President Charles de ~
bills financing them for the year Gaulle has long been critical of
that started July 1 have not been American policy in Southeast Asia
-at,,. and the Couve de Murville state-

VS Roundup
preme Court Justice Abe Fortas
administered the oath to him and
to Washington's deputy, Thomas
Fletcheh, 43, who is white.
President Johnson, who was
among the 300 civic leaders and
high government officials present,
announced his nominations for a
new nine-member city council for
the district,

-Associated Press
Gov. Ronald Reagan of California shakes hands with fans on his arrival in Peoria, Ill. yesterday.
Reagan dedicated a new library at Eureka College in Peoria from which he graduated 35 years ago.
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Militant Buddhists Ask Thieu
To Withdraw Church Charter

Chairman Gxeor ge H. Mahon
(D-Tex.) of the Appropriations
Committee scheduled the Tuesday
action after Republicans object-
ed to considering the emergency
measure. yesterday unless they
had a chance to amend it.
Republicans want to add a pro-I
vision directing the President to;
cut $5 billion from this year's!
spending budget.
The committee simply approv-
ed the 10-day emergency meas-
ure that would run until Oct. 10.
During the 10 days there could;
be new efforts to settle a contro-
versy over whether President
Johnson or Congress should un-
dertake to reduce spending.
The House Wednesday by roll-
call vote of 202 to 182 returned
a temporary money bill to the
committee with the understand-
ing it would give sympathetic
consideration to a GOP move to
tie to it a provision directing the
President to cut spending by $b

ment was no surprise.
Canadian Foreign Secretary Paul
Martin told the 122-nation as-
sembly Wednesday that any efforts:j
to openwnegotiations between the
two sides were "doomed to fail-
ure unless the bombing is stop-
Geneva Agreement
Couve de Murville contended that
the only imaginable settlement"
in ietamwould be a return to
the Geneva Agreements of 1954.
This would involve, he said,
evacuation of all foreign forces and
a pledge against their return and
a ban on any outside interference
in Vietnamese affairs in return for
a Vietnamese commitment to a m

N OW."
Support. Writer-in-Residence

SAIGON (I)-Thich Tri Quang,
a militant Buddhist monk who is
leading demonstrations against
the government,, prayed through
the night under a tree across the
street from Independence Palace,
where Chief of State Nguyen Van
Thieu has his office.
Quang and four of his lieuten-
ants retired to the tree after lead-
ing 1,000 monks and nuns of their
aggressive minority movement on
an orderly march to the palace
yesterday night.
They demanded that Thieu re-
scind a charter, decreed in July,
which designated a moderate
faction as the mother church of
Buddhism in South Vietnam.
Debate with Thieu
They had a face-to-face loud-
speaker debate in front of the
palace gates with Thieu, who was
accompanied by Premier Nguyen
Cao Ky, and then met for about
three -hours with representatives
of the chief of state inside the
Quang would not say whether
he considered the talks had been
satisfactory. But he said: "Fur-
ther meetings with the govern-
ment would be a good thing."
The monk said later he plan-
ned to send emissaries to his
headquarters at the An Quang
pagoda to explain what had tak-
en place at the palace session and
that it would be up to the An
Quang directors to decide whether
the militants would take to the
streets again.
New Charter
The new charter recognized a
moderate sect led by Thich Ven-
erable Tam Chau as the official
Buddhist church and leaves
Quang's followers out in the cold.
The militants are demanding
that Thieu rescind the charter
and restore the old one, in which
the militants had a strong voice
in church matters. They and

Chaus group are bitter rivals, no right to arrange the settling
The government representatives of Buddhist affairs.
sought to get Quang to agree to In the northern city of Hue
meet with the moderates to try about 200 monks and nuns
to draft a new charter. They marched one block before police
promised Thieu would sign any stopped them. They presented a
charter worked up by the two letter to the province chief to be
groups. forwarded to Thieu, asking that
Quang said later it would be' the new charter be rescinded.
'difficult for his followers to meet There was no violence.
with Chau because the moderates The demonstrations in Saigon
were "minority religious traitors." and Hue were directed entirely
He also said the government had against the charter.


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