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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, X967

THE MICHIGAN D A TT.V

FRIDYs NVEMBR 31967T vas ri.ET i l e i t1 1
- _ U L U.J

PAGE THREE

B'

Humphrey
Rebukes Viet
War Critics
U.S. Won't Pull Out
Under Public Protest;
Backs Saigon Regime
KUALA LUMPUR, Malsyaa (A')
--Vice President Hubert H. Hum-
phrey chastised critics of the Viet-
namese war yesterday and strong-
ly supported the newly installed
government in South Vietnam.
He stressed that the United
States had no plans to pull out of
the war despite mounting public
protests at home.'
"We're there, and we're not
going to leave," he declared. "I
don't care how many demonstra-'
tions you have. The nation is com-
mitted. There isn't a responsible
U.S. political leader who says we
should withdraw. They just argue
where we should be at a particular
moment."
Pessimist
Humphrey told the 300 guests
assembled in the residence of U.S.
Ambassador James Bell, "You do
not prove that you are a great
patriot by constantly pointing out
our shortcomings. You prove only
that you are a pessimist.
"The United States is not what
it is today because it was managed
by fools and because everybody
made mistakes. It is what it is to-
day because we did what we
thought was best. If we failed, we
tried again."
Beginning of an Ulcer
"I don't think you prove yourself
to be an intellectual by pointing
out all our mistakes. You just
prove that you just don't feel
right, like in the beginning stages
of an ulcer."
Humphrey said he felt criticism
of the recent Vietnamese presiden-
tial and legislative elections was
unfair.
"Most other countries during war
suspend elections," he said. "This
little country, Vietnam, is trying
to establish local government
which is the heart and core of
representative government which
had been destroyed by 100 years of
colonial rule. They're now trying
to rebuild, and I ask the American
people to have patience with the
Vietnamese and patience with our-
selves."

'ILBJ Asks
Public for
Tax Raise
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Johnson urged Americans yester-
day to demand that Congress3
raise taxes and defeat proposalsj
for controversial import quotas. I
In an address prepared for az
consumer assembly here, Johnsont
said these two issues demand the'
attention of every citizen andE
"threaten our consumers and ourt
country." In appealing over the1
heads of Congress to the people-t
something he has rarely done in'
the past-Johnson declared thats
members of 'Congress should hear
from the American consumer-
"loud and often."
Inflation
One of thegreat threats facing
the consumer, he said, is infla-
tion, which the administration
wants to combat by means of a!
10 per cent surcharge on income
taxes.
The chief executive urged pub-

REUTHER WILL NEGOTIATE:
UAW To Strike at Chrysler
If No Contract by Wednesday

DETROIT (AP)--The United Auto
Workers Union said yesterday it
will strike Chrysler Corporation
next Wednesday if no contract is
reached by then with the nation's
third-biggest automaker.
The UAW, in its 57th day of
strike against Ford Motor Co., said
the union president, Walter P.
Reuther, will join Chrysler nego-
tiations Saturday afternoon in the
drive to reach a settlement. Ford,
second-biggest U.S. auto builder,
remained out of production be-

cause local-levei contract disputes 'tract gain in auto industry his-
remain unsettled at about a dozen tory, Reuther said.
Ford plants. Ford, which estimated it lost $74
The UAW announced the strike million in the third quarter due to

deadline at Chrysler following a
series of bargaining sessions be-
tween subcommittees yesterday.
The union is striving to win
from Chrysler a contract like the
one it obtained at Ford. The Ford
pact, which included gains equal
to one dollar an hour in wages
and fringe benefits at the end of
the third year, is the biggest con-

Angolian Soldiers Invade
Congo's Katanga Province

-Associated Press
PRESIDENT JOHNSON, speaking before a consumer assembly in Washington, yesterday appealed
to Americans to inundate Congress with letters demanding a tax raise and the defeat of proposed
import quotas. In one of his rare appeals to the general public the President said these two issues are
the most important because quotas "threaten our consumers and our country."

KINSHASA, the Congo (R) --A

MAXIMUM BASE RAISED:
Senate Approves In
In Soial Scurit I

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creases

lic sprfrhcolumn of white mercenaries and
li support for this measure, while black soldiers, invading from Por
saying, "I believe that it is hard tuguese Angola, has raced across
for you to ask people you repre- the southeast Congo and is bear-
sent to surrender more money in i& ono h aia fcp
taxes."in, down on the capital of cop-
The consumer assembly, bring- per-rich Katanga Province, gov-
The onsmerassebly brng-erment sources said yesterday.
ing together representatives of Thcounwihwasidt
c"nsum e oup an thgvern-"' Theolumn hchwssaito
cme rd rosmad Jthesoven have crossed the border Wednes-
ment, heard from Johnson even day, was reported within 100 miles
stronger language about "the of Lubumbashi, formerly Eliza-
thea o roecini w hich i

WASHINGTON (AP)-The Sen-
ate Finance Committee voted
yesterday to increase Social Se-
curity payroll deductions from 4.4
to 5 per cent next year and to
raise the maximum base from
$6,600 to $8,800 to pay for higher
old-age benefits.
The increases are higher than
the 4.6 per cent and $7,800 fig-
ures which Chairman Russell B.
Long (D-La.) said the committee
had arrived at Wednesday.
But he said the new figures
still are not final. The committee
plans to look at them again to-
day and Long said he expects it
to finish work on the legislation.
The House voted to -leave at
4.4 per cent the rate for both
payroll deductions and the em-
ployer's matching payments to the
Social Security fund, but voted to.
raise to $7,600 the annual income

point at which the tax cuts off.
The administration had recom-
mended that the rate be left at
4.4 per cent but the base raised
to $7,800 next year.
If the Senate committee figures
become law, this means an indi-
vidual earning $8,800 or more
would pay $440 in Social Security
taxes during 1968 instead of the
maximum of $290.40 anyone pays
this year.
Long said the resulting $6.1
billion increase is needed to pay
for the bigger benefits voted by,
his committee. These include a
15 per cent across-the-board
boost with a $70 monthly mini-
mum benefit.
Several additional benefits are.
known although they have not
been announced officially. They
include:
Permitting men and women to
draw Social Security retirement
payments at age 60 on a reduced
scale. Only widows have this
privilege now. Men and women
workers now can retire at age 62
with lowered payments and can
draw full benefits if they retire
at 65 or later.
Increasing to $2,000 the amount
a person eligible for retirement
can earn without losing any So-
cial Security benefits. Now the

lecduc tio ns
limit is $1,500. The House votedj
to raise that to $1,680.
It was learned that the com-
mittee also made major changes
in the controversial public wel-
fare provisions of the bill. It
modified restrictive language in-
serted by the House on the pro-I
gram for aid to families with
dependent children.
The committee was reported to
have knocked out a freeze provi-
sion which would deny federal aid
for dependent children beyond the
proportion of children a state had
on the rolls in January 1967. 1
Long conceded, that the bill as
it finally emerges from Congress
probably will not include all the
benefits voted by his committee.
"We undoubtedly will lose some
of the benefits in the conference
with the House, we never get
everything," Long said. "And, if,
we do, we can adjust the taxI
rates accordingly."
The House has voted tax pro-
visions that would raise Social
Security taxes from this year's
estimated $28.9 to $30.8. The Sen-
ate figure would push it to $35
billion.
Long conceded, however, that
the sharply increased Social Se-
curity taxes might "make it hard-
er for some of us to get re-
elected."

"1bethville, the Katanga capital.
rearing its head in the form of The number of the invaders
certai quota bills now before and their purpose were not clear.
Congress." Some observers believed the inva-
bis .utn mustnotecpromelaw," sion was intended to relieve pres-
bills just must not become law," sure on rebellious white mercena-
he said, "and they're not going ries and Katanga soldiers sur-
to become law as long as I am rounded by government units at
President." Bukavu, more than 600 miles
As he has before, Johnson north of Lubumbashi.
contended that for most if not!Got Tr
all families, a 10 per cent income About2ver ent troopsCongo's
tax surcharge would cost less 30,000-man army have been re-
than what he'terms "the inaction ported centered around Bukavu,
inflation tax" which he said will a provincial capital near the
boost living costs if taxes aren't eastern b o r d e r. Government
raised. sources said all troops in the area
Turning to those positioned of Lubumbashi, have been order-
with him on a dias, including
j soe Cngrss embes, ohnon'ed to cut off the new mercenary
some Congress members. Johnson column.
declared:o, The sources said the invaders,
"You don't see the effects of after crossing the border Wednes-
inaction now but you're going to day, stole a number of trucks,
see them next year when it is too drove 60 miles east and captured
late to do anything about your
mistakes."[
Massive Retaliation TONIGHT and

I

a train. The report indicated that
the mercenaries, moving along a
400-mile rail line from the border
to Lubumbashi, had already pass-
ed Kolwezi, a copper-mine center
and capital of Lualaba Province.
Military sources said the gov-
erment was believed to have a
paratroop battalion and an army
battalion available in Katanga
Province to meet the mercenaries.
Ethiopian Jets
Kalima air base is within strik-
ing distance but the military
sources said four Ethiopian jets
flown there against a possible
mercenary attack were withdrawn
two weeks ago. Several T28 fight-
ers equipped with rockets and
machine guns are based at Al-
bertville, more than 400 miles to
the north. There have been un-
confirmed reports that mercena-
ries were gathering in Angola for
a possible invasion intended to re-
lieve pressure on rebellious mer-
cenaries and allied Katanga sol-
diers at Bukavu.
Mercenaries in the employ of
President Joseph D. Mobutu's
government revolted last July
after Moise Tshombe, exiled for-
mer Congo premier, was kidnaped
and taken to Algeria while on a
flight over the Mediterranean.

the strike by 160.000 workers in
the UAW, said yesterday it could
resume production if local agree-
ments could be reached at three
union bargaining units in Ohio.
A Ford spokesman said the units
included two engine plants and
foundry operations in Cleveland,
a stamping plant in Cleveland and
two automatic transmission plants
in the Cincinnati area.
Local agreements have been
Ireached at enough assembly plants
to allow processing of newly manu-
factured parts, the spokesman said.
Ford was struck at midnight
Sept. 6 when the old three-year
contract expired there, and at
Chrysler and General Motors. The
UAW called its men out of Ford
plants, but kept Chrysler and GM
workers on the job.
The national contract settlement
was reached at Ford last week and
signed by company and union of-
ficials last Monday. The strike,
however, remains technically I;
effect until local agreements are
reached at all Ford plants.
After contract issues are resolv-
ed at Chrysler, the UAW will take
its demands to General Motors,
which already has been warned by
the UAW that local strikes will be
authorized if the giant automaker
resorts to too much overtime in an
effort to stockpile cars that would
let it wait out a lengthy strike.
American Motors Corp., fourth
largest U.S. automaker, continues
discussions on national contract
issues with the UAW today.
Meanwhile the strike has seri-
ously effected auto sales. Although
Chrysler Corp. and American Mo-
tors reported record passenger car
sales during October, with strike-
bound Ford Motor Co. shut down
industry sales were off 16 per cent
from last October.
S4
SERGEI EISENSTEIN
FESTIVAL
TONIGHT
ALEXANDER
NEVSKY
(1938)
A brutal drama of
medieval Russia, with
the most exciting
battle ever filmed.
7:00 and 9:05
ARCHITECTURE
AUDITORIUM
STILL ONLY 50cm-

dSATUR©AY

World News Roundup

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - -Sen. Stephen
M. Young (D-Ohio) says he ex-
pects that Gen. William C. West-
moreland will be relieved of his
command in Vietnam. However,
Secretary of Defense Robert S.
McNamara said there is no truth
to the suggestion.
Young, a critic of the adminis-
tration's handling of the Vietnam
war, said he expects the general
to be relieved "probably before
January."
On the other hand, McNamara
said, "The allegation that there
is disillusionment or disappoint-
ment over Gen. Westmoreland's
handling of our forces in South
Vietnam is false. Such false state-
ments do a grave disservice to one
of the great military commanders
of this century and to all men
who serve under him.
"Gen. Westmoreland has the
absolute confidence of the Presi-
dent, of me, and of the entire
membership of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff. There is no truth to the
sugestion that he may soon be
relieved.
WASHINGTON-A- hard-fought
compromise was reached by a
House-Senate conference yester-
day on a $2.67 billion foreign aid
authorization for the current fis-
cal year.
The figure is $730 million below
the amount requested by President
Johnson.
The conferees ratified formally
a decision to eliminate next June
30 the Defense Department's au-
thority to guarantee repayment
of loans made by the Export-
Import or other banks to under-

developed nations for arms pur-
chases.
LANSING-The House today ap-
proved a bill increasing the state
gasoline tax by one cent per gal-
lon and appropriating $3.5 million
a year to refinance the Mackinac
Bridge.
Approval of the bill put the
finishing touches on the Senate-
approved "Good Roads" package,
designed to raise $61 million a
year for road and street construc-
tion and maintenance.
1 4

In an unusually strong denun-
ciation of these proposals, the
President said: "Those proposed
quotas would invite massive re-
taliation from our trading part-
ners abroad. Prices would rise.
Our world market would shrink.
So would the range of goods fromj
which American consumers choose
what they buy."
Using the most emphatic lan-
guage, Johnson concluded, "these
bills must not become law."

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1421 Hill Street
8:30 P.M.
CHRISTOPHER AND SARA
to sing contemporary and
ORIGINAL folk music
$1.00 Cover includes entertainment & refreshments

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. em oors of the rainbow...
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for old and young slikel
Kerse something for tho whole ifamily
to see togetherl

TONIGHT
AND TOMORROW
at
CINEMA II
"ODD OBSESSION"
(KAGI)
7:30 & 9:15 P.M.
Aud. A, Angell Hall
Due to the highly con-
Price 50C troversial nature of this
film, student or faculty
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-Just back from Europe with the
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8 P.M. $1.50-after 2nd set-$1.00
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A MAN FOR
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by Robert Bolt
NEXT WEEK in Trueblood Auditorium
Wed.Thrs -- 51.-.75

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