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Friday, October' 4, 1968


Primp T iri'p

Id,"y, Octo er4,1968..THE..M ICHIGAN...DAILY.

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Hands off Czechs!
Soviets warn west



Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A.
Gromyko declared yesterday that
interference by the West in
Czechoslovakia or any other Com-
munist Bloc country would run
the risk of a new world war.
But in a policy speech to the
i2-nation General Assembly he
tempered firm words on West
Berlin, Germany and Czechoslo-
vakia with an offer to enter into
negotiations immediately with the
United States-on limiting ballistic
missiles, and on other disarm-
ament measures.
,Gromyko appeared to be hold-
ing out a kind of olive branch
to the United States with these
words: "We are for friendship
with the peoples of North Amer-
ica, including the people of the
United States, who will always
remember,-aswe will, the tradition
of joint struggle in the ranks of
the anti-Hitler coalition, and who
also shoulder a tremendous re-
sponsibility for the preservation
of world peace."
But in obvious reply to U.S.

avowal that the Western allies
would defend West Germany and
West Berlin against armed inter-
vention, Gromyko asserted.
"West Berlin has never belong-
ed, nor does it belong, nor will it
ever belong, to the Federal Re-
public of West Germany. If some-
times an aggravation of tensions
may occur here, the responsibil-
ity for this lies squarely with the
West German government."
Six women and three men leap-
ed to their feet in the public gal-
lery near the end of his hour-long"
speech shouting in unison, "What
the hell are you doing for Biafra?"
They were ushered out quickly
by U, N. guards, who acted simil-
arly when Vietnam peace demon-
strators heckled U.S. Secretary of
State Dean Rusk in the assembly
hall Wednesday. ,
Rusk listened intently to the
Gromyko speech, and told a re-
porter afterward it was serious in
nature and contained no surpris-
es. He described it as a general
review of Soviet policy, and add-
ed: "It didn't answer the ques-
tions asked in my speech."





Tuesday, Oct. 15
7-11 P.M.
Big Brother and
the Holding Company

George and Curt together
Wallace chooses LeMay
for vice pre sidentialspot

LIMA, Peru (P)-Peruvian troops -
overthrew the troubled govern-
ment of President Fernando Be-
launde Terry in an apparently
bloodless coup yesterday, but
within hours student mobs were
battling with troops and police in
the streets.
Whisked off by plane to exile
in Buenos Aires, Belaunde, 55, de-
clared on arrival that he had been
overthrown "by a barracks coup,
not by the armed forces of the
constitutional government."
It was announced in Lima, how-
ever, that Gen. Juan Velasco,
army chief of staff and president
of the joint chiefs, had been made
head of the revolutionary govern-
The coup came 12 hours after
Belaunde had installed a new 11-
member Cabinet, the seventh in
his five-year-old regime. It was
reported later that the Cabinet
had met in the Foreign Ministry
Building to condemn the coup.
Officials at the U.S. Embassy
told newsmen that all Americans
in the capital were safe and there
appeared to be no reason for con-
The coup was quiet, swift andJ
without violence. Led by a column

Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis E.
LeMay joined George C. Wallace
as his vice presidential candidate
yesterday and urged more mili-
tary pressure on North Vietnam.
Attacking what he said was an
American policy of "no will to
win," the famous flying general

of World War II said he, too.
would rather talk than fight.
But, he said, "When you get in
it, get in it with both feet, and
get it over with as soon as you
"I think there are many cases
when it would be most efficient
to use nuclear weapons," said Le-
May, described by a military bi-

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ographer as, the "architect of sys:
tematic destruction" for his bomb-
ing raids on Germany.
"I don't think it would be nec-
essary in Vietnam. I've always
said that," he went on. "But I
don't think they are going to ne-
gotiate at Paris until we twist
their arm a little more."
Campaigning in Welch, W. Va.,
Vice President Hubert Humphrey
said he was shocked at the way
LeMay talked about the use of
nuclear weapons.
"It would be disasterous if any-
one who spoke as Gen. LeMay did
this morning should come into a
position of high responsibility,"
Humphrey said.
"I never want to see nuclear
weapons used anywhere,. by any-
one in Vietnam or elsewhere,"
Humphrey said.
Wallace, introducing the stocky,
hard-driving father of the Stra-
tegic Air Command, said he had
always admired LeMay's blunt
"In Gen. LeMay we have aIman
who, through close personal con-
tact, has a working knowledge of
the aims, the goals and the capa-
bilities of our nation's enemies as
well as her friends," Wallace said.
"I might add here that he, un-
like some of our so-called high
level diplomats, recognizes the
difference between the two."
LeMay, without the cigar he
usually has clamped in his teeth,
said, "Some of my friends are
surprised at my being her today.
I am somewhat surprised ihyself."
Wiggins OK'd
by committee
Foreign Relations Committee ap-
proved today themnomination of
J. R. Wiggins, former editor of, the
Washington Post, as ambassador
to the United Nations. \
He, succeeds George W. Ball,
who resigned to join the Demo-
cratic presidential campaign of
Vice President Hubert H. Hum-
The committee acted by voice
vote in a closed meeting.
Wiggins was also confirmed as
U.S. representative to the 23rd'
annual meeting of the U.N. Gen-
eral assembly, which began this
week in New York.

of tanks, troops burst into the
presidential palace at about 2
a.m. Their leaders took over in the
name of the revolutionary regime
and Belaunde was ushered out of
the building shouting at his cap-
tors "you are the traitors."
The coup was similar to the
takeover of July 1962 when the
military ousted President Manuel
Prado and installed a junta. Be-
launde was elected to a six-year
term in July 1963 with the resto-
ration of civil constitutional rule.
In recent months, however, Be-
launde had lost support and it
became apparent that a coup was
in the cards.
The present crisis erupted fol-
lowing the signing of a new con-
tract with International Petroleum
Corp., a subsidiary of Standard
Oil of New Jersey. Belaunde'sop-
ponents claimed that Peru came
out on the short erld of that deal.
The controversy caused a split
in Belaunde's party and finally
resulted in the resignation of Pre-
mier Osvaldo Hercelles and his
Cabinet on Tuesday.
During the first hours of the
coup, the army would not permit
any communications abroad. Later
that order was relaxed.
As the early morning traffic
began, the situation was calm.
Radio stations broadcast without
comment a communique from the
armed forces announcing the
coup. Soldiers and secret police
entered the radio stations, appar-
ently to prevent broadcasters from
inciting the public.
By 9 a.m. the Plaza de Armas
was filled with people, mostly
young men from the universities.
They began taunting the soldiers
with shouts of "traitor"
As the crowd crew, police
launched a tear gas barrage and
then sent a water cannon vehicle
rolling toward the gathering.
After the water, truck passed,
one group of students attempted
an assault. But a policeman bowl-
ed a tear gas grenade into the
group, scattering them.
A mob of youths then headed
down the main streets of Lima,'
tearing down signs, smashing win-
dows and setting fire to cars.

exico uprisings
leave 25 dad
MEXICO CITY (U)-Troops hunted room to room through
a huge apartment complex yesterday for snipers silenced by
army fire in the most vicious battle of Mexico City's student
rebellion, 'which has claimed at least 40 livessince mid-'July.
Tanks roamed downtown streets.
The Executive Committee of the International Olympic
Committee, headed by Avery Brundage, met to ponder pos-
sible effect of the disorders on the 1968, Olympic Games,
scheduled to open Oct. 12 at the University of Mexico.
Fierce fighting Wednesday night between student rebels
and the forces of President Gustav Diaz Ordaz' government
in the area of the Plaza of Three Cultures left at least 25
dead, hundreds injured and thousands in jail.
About 6,000 persons had gath-;
ered in the plaza for an antigov-'
ernment rally. The muted whumpSat
of a mortar was the first signal
of Teal trouble. The mortar fired
phosphorus flares that illumi-
nated 'the crowd. Many ran in 7 9 b llion
panic. t

Troops arrest Mexican student rioters

7:00 and

10:00 P.M.

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Soldiers with fixed bayonets
moved on the plaza from all sides.
No more than 30 seconds after
the last flare fell,. a single shot-
apparently aimed at a soldier-set
off a roar of fire and counter-
fire. Bullets chipped stone walls
around the plaza.
Machine guns raked windows
and rooftops from which rebels
fired at soldiers with rifles and
pistols. The fight raged for most
of the night. Snipers fell silent a
few hours before dawn.
There was no immediate break-
,down of casgalties, but smost of
the 25 bodies seen by Associated
Press staff members were those' of
civilians. One was a motorcycle
policeman, shot dead as he stood
beside a Columbia Broadcasting
System photographer, Carl Soren-
son. Troops said a home made
bomb killed three soldiers.
The battleground, as in a bloody
fight last week, was the Tlate-
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for defense
Record appropriation
includes anti-missiles
ate approved overwhelmingly yes-
terday a $71.9 billion defense ap-
propriation, the largest single
spending bill in the nation's his-
The action came after members
rejected a series of amendments
calling for more than $6 billion
in reductions beyond the $5.2 bil-
lion previously cut from President
Johnson's request.
The bill is $352 million less than
the total contained in the House
version. It now goes to a confer-
ence for compromise.
One unsuccessful amendrment
would have cut U.S. military per-
sonnel costs by $2.2 billion.
A vote 'of 62 to 4 rejected the
amendment by Sen. Josephs S.
Clark (D-Pa), who said such-cuts
could be made "without the slight-
est detriment to our combat ef-
fectiveness" in Vietnam.
Sen. Richard B. Russell, (D-
Ga.), chairman of the defense ap-
propriation subcommittee, said
Clark's amendment' would "dis-
astrously weaken" the military ef-
fort in Vietnam. Althoughhe said
he favors "substantial reductions"
in military manpower if-the war
ends, Russell said it would., be
"very dangerous" to do this now.
The Senate then turned to other
Clark amendments to cut the bill.
Earlier, the Senate virtually as-
sured construction of the $5 bil-
lion Sentinel anti-ballistic missile
ABM defense system by rejecting
the fourth effort this year to cut


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