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Tuesday, October 22, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Tuesday, October 22, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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HOPEFUL SIGNS
Hanoi deliberates bomb halt plan

By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
Associated Press Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (R) Communist/
*leaders in Hanoi are believed by
Washington officials to be in the f$f f' :f
final stages .of debate on whether {; w
and how to accept U.S. terms for
an end to the bombing of North.. ...
Vietnam.f
Agreement between Washington:
and Hanoi on a 36-h o u r local
ceasefire around the North Viet-.
namese city of Vinh to permit the
safe return of X14 North Vietna-1
mese seamen could be a ahopeful:.:
sign of some proader understand-
ing to come.s
U.S officials discount any direct
connection between the Vinh
ntnceasefire' deal and the far gveaterv
issues involved in a bombing halt.
But diplomats in Hanoi very like-
ly intended some significance in
its agreement to the Vinh suspen-
sion of hostilities at just this tiie. Thfnom Kiuikachorn
A far more important reason consultations already heldn the
advanced for cautious 'optimism cnuttosaed edo h
about a de-escalationuaccord be-I steps to be taken if Hanoi agrees
tween the United States and North to limit the war and move the
Vietnam is that North Vietnam peace talks into'the second stage.

and the government is really
building up popular support.
In Bangkok, Thailand, Prime
Minister Thanon Kittikachorn de-
clared the United States should
agree to a complete end to t h e
bombing of North Vietnam only
when the Communists s t o p all
military activity in South Viet-
nam. His price was much higher
than any President Johnson is bie-
lieved to have asked.
South Korea also is reported to
have cautioned the Johnson ad-
ministration against any weaken-
ing in its demands on Hanoi.
Among the indicators t h a t a
Hanoi decision may be imminent
was the report over the weekend
that Communist China had broad-
cast to; its own people that Viet-
nam and the United States were
engaged in peace talks in Paris
and that reports in the West said'
the talks had entered a delicate
stage.j
T he simplest explanation w a s
that the Peking government was
preparing for some new develop-
ment of such importance that it
could not be ignored.
President Johnson is s a i d to
have set no deadline on the pro-
posals he made for de-escalation
and advancing the peace talks.
But well-informed -officials believe
that after dragging through the
Paris talks for more than four
~months the leaders in Hanoi
would not have moved as rapidly
as they have recently to consider
the whole range of bomb-halt is-
sues, had they not intended to
come to a prompt decision.
Other indicators include the ar-
rival in Hanoi from Paris last Fri-
day of the top-ranking adviser to
the Paris talks, Le Duc Tho. He
is a member of the North Vietna-
mese politburo a n d presumably
would be, a key figure in any wind-

up of the war-peace strategy re-
view.
A sign of the delicacy and un-
certainty of the situation was seen
here in the fact that the North
Vietnamese spokesman in Paris,
Nguyen Thanh Le, called off his
weekly news conference Monday.
He sent word he was not feeling
well; his real purpose was believed
to be to avoid stirring up contro-
versy at the moment. '
Though Washington p 1 a y e d
down the importance of the'release
of the seamen in connection with
the effort to break the barrier to
serious peace talks, the fact is that
the release sequence has paralleled
the development of, events bearing THIS NOW I
on the peace talks. missile install
Very early in the year, when in 1962.
North Vietnam was putting pres-
sure on the United States to end
the bombing and hinting at start-
ing talks on that condition, Hanoi
arranged the release of three cap-
tured American fliers.
It released another three in the
derstood by both sides to be a good bad
suerdnb wohtides tcle ayon-d
will gesture at t h e Paris peace NEW YORK (P
talks.1
At that time, the United States nedy's personal
advised North Vietnam that the 1962 Cuban mis
seamen would be sent home as that President J
s o o n as arrangements could be military advisors
made. North Vietnam appeared to
be in no great hurry to complete over the issue
the arrangements and its decision in the nation's 1
finally to take the seamen .at this ' One memberc
time is subject to the interpreta- of Staff, Kenn(
tion that the timing was deliber- that the nuclear
ate. immediately on
The ceasefire from Sunday mid-
night to Tuesday noon was ar- Another ┬░mem
ranged to make certain that the chiefs, he said
men could be delivered safely and believed in a pr
without risk of casualties to either on Russia.
side. A U.S. spokesman in Saigon I thought, a4
said "to the best of my knowledge late senator wro
the North Vietnamese abided by times that I hai
the ceasefire."j tary take position

-Associated ress
FAMOUS intelligence photo of a Cuban ballistic
ation might have been the cause of nuclear war
memoir reveals
i~dvi~ce on Cuba

has made such heavy cutbacks in
its forces in the South.
An estimated five divisions pull-
ed out of South Vietnam since late
September. Military authorities
say the Communist units are prob-
ably being rested, reorganized and
refitted' but diplomats generally
believe the marked lull in the
'fighting is much more -important
than that.
The day-by-day wait for some
reply f r o m Hanoi 'is putting a
heavy strain on relations among
*the United States and its allies.
But U.S. officials say there is a
basic understanding as a result of

A nervous and critical attitude
is especially evident in Saigon
where President Nguyen V a n
Thieu faces difficult problems of
adjustment if the -war suddenly
begins to undergo radical change.
A Saigon press dispatch Monday
quoted one high government offi-
cial as saying: "The Americans
are fighting a political campaign
at home, not the war here."
Another minister took the dole-
ful view that the U.S. efforts with
Hanoi risk destroying what has
been accomplished in the w a r.
This official said that "for th
first time we're really winning"

)-Robert F. Ken-
account of the
ssile crisis reveals
ohn F. Kennedy's
concluded a war
would have been
best interest.
of theJoint Chiefs
iedy wrote, urged
weapons be used
Cuba.

had the advantage that no one
would be around at the end to
know."
With the exception of retired
Gen. Maxewll." Taylor, Kennedy
wrote, President Kennedy was
"distressed" that the military ad-
visers apparently felt .these would
be no response from the Soviet
Union or Cuba to military action
by this country.
Kennedy wrote that Gen. Curtis

ber of the joint E. LeMay, then Air Force chief of
at another point, staff, was a strong advocate of
reventative attack military attack against Cuba.
r
LeMay, now vice presidential
SI listened,"' the candidate with third party candi-
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(Continued from Page 2)
of Music, Glascow, Scotland. October
19-21.
Professor Harold Brissenden: Professor
of Music, Australia. Oct. 19-?,
Professor UBOL Huvanandana: Vice-
President Pitumwan College of Educa-
tion, Bangkok, Thailand. Oct. 19-22.
Dr. Thich Man Giac; Dean, Faculty of
Buddhist Studies. Van Hanh Univer-
sity, South Vietnam. Oct. 20-23.
Dr. Nguyen Cao Hoch: Dean, Faculty
of Law, University of Saigon, S o u t h
Vietnam. Oct. 20-23.
Dr. Nguyen Si Hal: Dean. Faculty of
Law, University of Hue, South Vietnam.
October 20-23.
Dr. Nguyen KhanH oach: Dean. Fa-
culty of Letters, University of Saigon,
South Vietnam. Oct. 20-23.
Dr. Lam Ngac Huynh: Dean, Faculty'

Mr. Tatetsu Ryuji: Director of the
Secretariat, High Court of theRyuk-
us, The Ryukian Islands. Oct. 21-23.
Mr. Harald Herwig Schenk: Language
Professor (English/French), Albrecht-
Altdorfer-Gymnasium, University of
Regensburg, Germany. Oct. 22.%
Mr. Lothar Heinz Witthaus: Special
Assistant to the President of the Olden-
burg Regional School Board Supervisor,
Realschulen, Volkschulen. and Sonder-
schelen. Regional Department Public
Schools. Oldenburg, Germany. Oct. 22.
Dr.FHans-Karl Behrend: Principal,
John F. Kennedy School, German-Amer-
ican Community School, Berlin, Ger-
many. Oct. 22.
Mr. Felix Josef Maier: Supervisor of
Secondary Schools; Oberschulamt Nord-
baden, Germany, Oct. 22.
J'~b -

date George C. Wallace, assured
the President the Russians would
not react, Kennedy said.
Even after Soviet Premier
Khrushchev announced on Sun-
day, Oct. 28, 1962, that he was
withdrawing the missiles, thus
ending a nuclear confrontation,
one high military adviser, Ken-
nedy said, urged that the United
States attack Cuba anyway.
To which the President replied,
"They, no more than we, can let
these things go by without doing
something. They can't, after all
their statements, permit us to take
out their missiles, kill a lot of
Rusians, and then do nothing. If
they don't take action in Cuba,
they certainly will in Berlin."
The memoir said President Ken-
nedy had to withstand "'forceful
arguments from the military that
he escalate his planned action,
and it ' details sharp, frequently

the
news toda
by The Associated Press and College Press Service
NORTH VIETNAMESE WAR PRISONERS were re-
turned directly to the shore of their country yesterday
by the United States.
The exchange took 'place under the terms of a 36 hour
ceasefire encompassing 288 square miles of w a t e r off the
North Vietnamese coastline. The cease-fire, the first in the
war North Vietnam and the U.S. had negotiated diplomatical-
ly and directly, ends midnight today Saigon time.
U.S. officials cautioned against speculating that this
cease-fire indicated any new progress In the Paris talks. They
said the action was taken merely to assure safe return of the
prisoners.
NEW YORK CITY was besieged yesterday by public
employe labor disputes.
Efforts to end the eight day old teachers' strike failed
Sunday when Albert Shanker, president of the United Federa-
tion of Teachers, rejected Mayor John Lindsay's offer to close
Junior High School 271 in the experimental Ocean-Hill
Brownsville district in Brooklyn. This area has been the focus
of the controversy since the union has demanded that 80 area
teachers opposed by the Brooklyn district's self-governing
board be assigned teaching positions in that district.
Lindsay also was faced with a police slowdown as 3,000
off-duty patrolmen demonstrated around City Hall demand-
ing higher pay. More than 1,000 other patrolmen called in
sick on the overnight and day shifts - close to 10 percent of
the work force. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association had
rejected an offer that would have raised a patrolman's annual
base wage almost $1400 over a two year period.
The Uniformed Firefighters association also rejected a
two-year contract yesterday and began consideration of its
own slowdown. The firemen have demanded a continuation
of pay parity with policemen who contend their work is more
dangerous.
APOLLO 7 ASTRONAUTS prepared yesterday for re-
entry and landing expected early this morning.
After their final on-board television broadcast, the as-
tronauts ignited the 20,500-pound thrust service propulsion
rocket engine for eight seconds to put the spacecraft on the
orbital path to earth.
The rocket thrust kicked the Apollo orbit high point 10
miles farther out, and shifted its path through space for a
proper approach to the Atlantic landing zone.
THE SUPREME COURT decided yesterday to consid-
er a law that makes it a crime to buy or sell untaxed mar-
1juana.
Under the federal law, doctors, dentists, and some other
special professionals are permitted to prescribe or dispense
marijuana if they register with the government and pay a
special tax. People who buy or sell unregistered marijuana
are subject to prison terms ranging from two to 40 years.
The Justice Department asked the high court for a hear-
ing and will get one in early December. There should be a
ruling by June.
Up to now the law has been used to prosecute hundreds
of people who traded illegally in marijuana.
" . .
THOUSANDS OF JAPANESE STUDENTS battled po-
lice in Tokyo yesterday to support observance of Japan's
third Anti-War day.
The clashes at Tokyo's Shnjuku railway station left 15'
persons injured, including 105 police, a police spokesman sid.
The students outnumbered the police and occupied the station
for four hours, paralyzing railway service for the city's com-
mouters.
The students claim their violent action at Shinjuku con-
tributes to the obstruction of "aggressive" U.S. military op-
erations in Japan such as shipments of aviation fuel and oth-
er supplies for U.S. Air Force bases in the country.
Earlier yesterday about 500 students tried to storm the
U.S. embassy but were turned back by police.
* . 0
WHILE SOME SOVIET BLOC TROOPS left Czech-
oslovakia yesterday, others dug in for an indefinite stay.
Both actions came under the terms of the new Soviet-

Czechoslovak occupation agreement signed Friday by Moscow
and Prague leaders. The treaty provides for most of the occu-
pation troops to leave within two months. Informants believe,
however, about 70,000 Soviet soldiers will stay on.

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of Letters. University of Hue, South Cemotional debate among all the
Vietnam. Oct. 20-23.me
Reverend Thich Nguyen Tanh: Di- :iadvisers.
rector ofrCurricula, Van Hanh Univer- 121amtinalflutObns
sity, South Vietnam. Oct. 20-23. Because of the immense press-
Dr. Le Van Ly; Dean of Letters, Uni- ,Howard Andrew Mickener, Social Py- ure. Kennedy said, some of the
ersiy of Dalat, South Vietnam. Oct. chology, Dissertation: "Resource Pro- advisers even seemed to "lose their
20e23 rcuerement and Collective Power inVol- judgment and stability."
Mr. V. R. Rao: Director. Computer untary Associations," on Tuesday, Oc-
Center, New Delhi, India. Oct. 21. I tober 22 at 4 p.m. in Room 6006 I.S.R., This approach, Kennedy said,
Mr. V. Diuatia; Deputy, Statistical De- Chairman: R. L. Kahn. unesoeIh edfrcvla
partment, Reserve Bank of India, underscored the need for civilian
Bombay, India. Oct. 21.c
Mr. Kenichi Nakamura: Chief, Ryuk- Placementcontrol, for carefully examining
ian High Court; Public Procurator, The recommendations and
Ryukian Islands. Oct. 21-23. 3200 S.A.B. miltary
Mr. Takashi Sawamura: District Court GENERAL DIVISION was one of the reasons his brother
Judge, The Ryukian Islands. Oct. 21-
23. INTERVIEW VISITS IN OTHER Considered Defense Secretary Rob-
Mr! Hidetaka Oyadomare: Attorney;| PLACEMENT OFFICES ON CAMPUS: ert S. McNamara the most valu-
former Judge, The Ryukian Islands, I These companies seek LS&A persons I
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