Tuesday, September 23
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Tuesday, September 23, 1969
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LOS ANGELES tA- Motorists and time and
businessmen on both sides of the four hour
Mexican border were fuming yester- gates with
day over Operation Intercept, the U.S. checks ofr
government's drive to cut off drug The lin
traffic from Mexico. terday.
But the government yesterday said it After th
plans to continue intensive border in- spokesmen
spections indefinitely, despite e o m- and touri
plaints over long delays in auto traf- saying it
fic. of the cot
the delay grew to three to
s. Inspectors manned all 16
orders to make thorough
all vehicles and occupants.
e stretched three miles yes-
e program's first weekend,
defended the traffic delays
st slowdown to Mexico by
obviously had stemmed part
untraband flow from south
toms inspectors seized less
than they usually do under
spection procedures, but this
ey said it means smugglers
rather than disappointed
ng the message.
gler would have to be pretty
stupid not to take a vacation," a
spokesman for Operation Intercept
said in Los Angeles.
A spokesman for the program in
Los Angeles said a rented airplane
leaving Mexico tried to evade Opera-
tion Intercept aircraft but was forced
It carried 1,000 pounds of mari-
juana, the spokesmgan said, and the
pilot, Michael Thomas Mitchell, 23, a
University of Washington student from
Seattle, was arrested and booked for
investigation of smuggling.
Authorities said Mitchell told them
he had paid $27,000 for the marijuana
in Mazaltan and planned to take it
A car abandoned in line at San
Ysidro was found to contain 2,000 pills,
classified as dangerous drugs, customs
The car's driver, not immediately
identified, was caught as he tried to
flee on foot into the United 'States. He
was turned over to San Diego police.
Customs agents at Laredo, Tex., re-
ported they seized 1,400 pounds of
marijuana from Mexico over the week-
At sea, Navy patrol boats joined
Coast Guard cutters in checking small
craft. In the air, planes crossing from
Mexico were being monitored on mili-
tary radar planted at known smugglers'
routes across the border.
Some 90,000 persons in 30,000 cars
who went to Mexico for a bullfight
at Tijuana and horse racing at Agua
Caliente Sunday found themselves
waiting in line for inspection at San
Ysidro south of San Diego on their
return, along with 20,000 pedestrians.
The line stretched six miles at one
of the bor
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Wednesday, Sept. 24
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CUTBACKS IN DEFENSE SPENDING will reduce U.S.
military strength by 77,500 men, the Pentagon said yesterday.
The latest economy moves-attributed to spending limitations
required both by Congress and "the country s economic needs"-will
save $356 million this year.
The cuts include sidelining two spy ships, two-thirds of a Marine
division, and more than 200 Air Force planes.
This latest reduction brings the amount cut so far from the original
1969 Defense Department budget to $1.25 billion.
The Pentagon said further reductions in ships, aircraft and man-
power are being considered in an effort to slice a total of $3 billion
from the Nixon Administration's defense budget.
JORI)AN YESTERDAY accused the United States of adopting
Abdul Monem Fifa'i, who is both Jordan's deputy prime minister
and foreign minister, told the UN's General Assembly that the U.S.
supports Israel's position, which rejects military withdrawal from
occupied Arab territory as a first step toward peace.
"As long as this position remains, there is no hope for success;
along a peaceful settlement," he warned. "The attitude of the United
States has not made it possible for the talks of the four powers to bear
His speech was regarded as a reply to Israeli Foreign Minister
Abba Eban, who told the assembly Friday that peace treaties nego-
tiated directly between Israel and the Arab states are the only means
of resolving the conflict.
MOSLEM LEADERS met in Morocco for the first time in
fourteen centuries to discuss the status of Jerusalem.
Present at the meeting were representatives of 27 nations, in-
cluding Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Algeria, Mauritania and Turkey. Rus-
sian and Indian requests for admittance were refused.
The conference is expected to adopt resolutions condemning the
Israeli annexation of Jerusalem and the mosque fire, but to fall short
of actual denunciation of Israel.
The three-day meeting, led by King Hassan II of Morocco, is
being boycotted by Syria and Iraq because the representative of the
Palestine Liberation Organization has only non-voting observer status.
AFL-CIO construction labor leaders yesterday urged local
unions to hire Negro and other minority group workers who can
pass ordinary journeyman's tests.
The convention of the AFL-CIO construction and building trades
members unanimously adopted a resolution stating ". . . the allocation
of millions of federal dollars does not justify the attempt to cast the
building and construction trades unions in the roles of scapegoats
or whipping boys for the current ills on the racial scene."
The resolution also made it clear that the unions won't bow to
"unreasonable demands" of some black militant groups, and that local
unions must take care not to jeopardize the rights and the jobs of
existing union members when taking in new minority group members.
PRESIDENT NIXON will announce his long-awaited decis-
ion on the fate of the supersonic transport program today.
Nixon will read his statement to newsmen at the White House
at 9 a.m. EDT but will not respond to questions on the subject, said
Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler.
Secretary of Transportation John A. Volpe is scheduled to brief:
newsmen on the presidential action.
Nixon has had the future of the SST program under study since:
The manager of the Mexicali, Cham-
ber of Commerce and others said there
was deep resentment among Mexican
businessmen because of slowed busi-
Vidal Cantu, Jr., chairman of the
Retailers' committee of the Laredo,
Tex., Chamber of Commerce also com-
plained. "Civic and commercial leaders
were never consulted as to the econ-
omic effects of the project," he said.
Treasury Secretary David M. Kenne-
dy and Atty. Gen. John M. Mitchell
had announced in a joint statement
Sunday that Operation Intercept was
in full swing.
WASHINGTON ( -- Two
spy ships, two-thirds of a Ma-
rine division and more than
200 Air Force planes are being
sidelined under a new defense
cutback trimming U.S. mili-
tary strength by 77,500 men,
the Pentagon said yesterday,
This latest economy move - at-
tributed to spending limitations
y required by Congress and to "eco-
nomic needs of the country" -
ncwill save $356 million this year.
It brings to $1.25 billion the
amount of planned expenditures
cut so far from the Defense De-
partment budget originally l a i d
before Congress last spring by Sec-
retary of Defense Melvin R. Laird.
The Pentagon said further re-
ductions in ships, aircraft a n d
manpower are being considered in
an effort to slice a total of $3 bil-
lion from the Nixon administra-
tion's defense budget.
Twenty-two ships named for
mothballing under the Navy's
share of t h e economy drive in-
res clude the intelligence-gathering
ships Palm Beach and Banner -
the latter a sister ship to the ill-
dent fated USS Pueblo which was cap,
tured by North Korea.
Pentagon spokesmen said duties
of the two, which are officially
listed as "environmental research"
vessels, will be taken over by oth-
er ships a n d reconnaissance
Navy sources said further de
activations in the present contin-
gent of about 12 intelligence ships
nt, the are likely.
GC of- Absorbing its first major bud-
oney is get cuts, the Marine Corps will
deactivate two-thirds of I t s 5th
Marine Division at Camp Pendle-
March ton, Calif., and the Air Force will
ansing. selectively r e t i r e 209 aircraft
usiness throughout 10 commands.
er esti- Additional cutbacks are forth-
ly four coming, especially in t h e Navy,
President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz of Mexico, left, stands beside the coffin of Mexico's former presi
Adolfo Lopez Mateos. Mateos, president from 1958 to 1964, died yesterday of a heart attack a
home. lie had been in a semi-coma for almost 27 months after suffering a cranial aneurysm
SGC offers legal counseling
By JIM MFERSON
For two dollars and a w a t k
downtown, any University student
can obtain legal advice about any
Student Government Council
sponsors a relatively unknown
program called Legal Services,
which offers a student 15 minutes
with an experienced lawyer f o r'
The two lawyers who participate
in this program - Michael For-
sythe and Robert O'Conner - will
answer any questions the student'
has or refer him to another lawyer
if the problem requires specialized
"I'll give advice on anything I
know about," says Forsythe. He
adds that he gets very few prob-
lems which can't be solved with
a minimum of advice.
"This program is for the person
who has a problem and is sitting
at home wishing he had s o in e
helpl," he continues.
The attorneys will answer prob-
lems covering the entire 1 e g a l
The problems brought to, t h e
lawyers are varied. Approximately
half the students are having trou-
ble with their landlords; the oth-
er difficulties range from divorce
to insurance, to h i g h pressure
Forsythe and O'Conner - both
of whom maintain private practic-
es - receive a subsidy from SGC.
They are paid $6.25 for a fif-
teen minute appointment. The
student pays two dollars of the
fee. and SGC makes up the differ-
Appointments are made by call-
ing SGC offices to find out which
lawyer is to be contacted, a n d,
then calling that lawyer to make
Prior to the appointmej
student pays $2.00 at the S
fices. A receipt for this me
given to the lawyer.
Legal Aid was initiated in
1967, a f t e r SGC investig
similar program in East L
After an initial rush, b
began to taper off. O'Conn(
mates that he counsels on
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