WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1965
TILE MICHIGAN DAILY
WENSD..OVMER1,195.E IIH .N.)I.
'Vote Result Le
TORONTO (UP)-Both major po- verely critic
litical parties in Canada face the Toronto Gl
prospect of recasting their im- ported the
ages, possibly under new leader- election, ca
ship, before the next election. worthy gam
Neither the Liberals, under The Han
Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, "The Libera
nor John G. Diefenbaker's Con- government
servatives were able to command tion."
a majority in Monday's election. The outc
For the fourth time in the last tion that t
five elections, the country was left paign for e
with a shaky minority govern- enbaker. Th
ment. and Diefenb
Pearson will undertake to lead
the government, but his prestige Two pot
suffered when the voters failed Diefenbaker
to heed his appeal for a majority. comback att
Election Criticized home distri
Many felt that the election was retirementi
unnecessary, and Pearson was se- former tra
LONDON (P) -- Prime Minister union and d
Harold Wilson gambled his Labor increases ii
government's tiny majority on a ments.
bread-and-butter domestic pro- Foreignl
gram outlined to Parliament yes- changed, w
terday. He turned his back on La- ing the Rh
bor's Socialist left wing and shelv- gotiation.
ed plans to nationalize Britain's More than
steel industry. ed, and Wil
The new program for the sec- his party j
and session of Parliament under ment this se
Labor featured a house-building The word
drive, equalization of skyrocketing mentibnedi
local property taxes, further wage written by
and, price stabilization .measures, by Queen E
ized for calling it. The
obe & Mail, which sup-
Liberals in the 1963
lled this one "an un-
ilton Spectator said:
als will form the next
, but they lost the elec-
ome increased specula-
,his was the last cam-
ither Pearson or Dief-
he prime minister is 68
tential successors to
r made successful
tempts Monday in their
Icts, possibly with his
in mind. They are the
ade minister, George
ives Minority in Power
Hees; and the former justice min- Diefenbaker was one of the most gest of the small parties with 21
ister, Davie Fulton. vigorous critics of Pearson's call members. Its leader, T. C. Douglas,
Diefenbaker, asked about re- for an election this year, and he brushed aside suggestions for a
tirement plans, told newsmen, "I has not indicated that the out- coalition with the Liberals, but he
allow the pundits and the prophets come of the voting changed his is expected to cooperate with them
to enjoy themselves while I con- mind. as he has for 22%2 years.
tinue to serve the people." Final returns gave the Liberals Cabinet Meeting
Pearson has indicated no plans 129 of the 265 seats in the House Pearson meets with his cabinet
to get out, but many assume he of Commons, four short of a ma- tomorrow in Ottawa to consider
would not lead the Liberals in jority. They won exactly the same his plans. After that he undoubt-
another campaign if it takes place number when Pearson came to edly will see Douglas and other
three or four years from now. power in April 1963. The Conserv- minority party leaders to seek
One thing in Pearson's favor is atives took 99 seats Monday in their support. Parliament is not
that nobody wants another elec- comparison with the 95 they won expected to meet until the new
tion soon. in 1963. Both parties' 1963 totals year.
Although the Conservatives had been shaved by vacancies be- Social Credit leader Robert
made gains, they still are not pow- fore this election-the Liberals to Thompson, whose party won five
erful enough to topple the gov- 127 and the Tories to 92. seats, called the election a re-
ernment without the support of First indications were that buff for Pearson. He expressed
virtually all the 37 votes of the Pearson would get the backing of the hope, however, that another
combined smaller parties. the New Democratic party, big- election won't be held until 1969.
A PARATROOPER, WOUNDED in the fighting in Zone D, north of Saigon, is helped to a heli-
copter to be transported to medical facilities.
dock labor reform, and
n social welfare pay-
policy continues un-
ith emphasis on solv-
odesian crisis by ne-
n 20 bills will be need-
lson will have to push
ust as hard in Parlia-
ssion as in the last.
d steel was not even
in the annual speech
the cabinet and read
lizabeth II at the de-
corous and elegant state opening
of Parliament in the morning.
But in the afternoon, the scene
switched from the ermine robes
and jeweled gowns of the House
of Lords to the harsh political
battle of the House of Commons.
Edward Heath, leader of the
Conservative opposition, attacked
the program this way:
"The queen's speech is an elec-
tioneering pamphlet designed to
fill the shopwindow for the com-
With Labor's majority in the
House of Commons down _to one
vote, the specter of a national
election is not idle talk. Two spe-
cial elections are coming up soon
to fill vacancies in Labor-held dis-
tricts. In the unlikely event that
the Tories win both, Labor's ma-i
jority will disappear.
Wilson obviously is counting on
some support from the Liberal
party, whose nine votes are com-
mitted to oppose nationalizing
The essence of the prime min-
ister's gamble is his hope that
Labor's left wing will not go into
open revolt on the soft-pedalling
of their Socialist ideals on steel.
The Tories caught Wilson's di-
lemma at once, chanting "Steel,
Heath called the shift "a squal-
id act of political expediency by
a prime minister who puts politi-
cal power before his principles and
Such language is designed to
cut and wound in Commons tra-
dition and, judging by Wilson's de-
meanor, it succeeded. The prime'
minister angrily waved the notes'
of his own speech in the air. +
When his turn came, he dismiss-'
ed Heath's program swiftly -
"back to the drawing board, Ted"
-and spent an hour filling in the
details of Labor's pla.ns
He insisted that state ownership'
of steel remains the Labor policy
but "the time for the House is'
fully mortgaged for this coming
More important was the reac-
tion of Michael Foot, one of the
leaders of the Labor left and a+
partisan of nationalization. He
busily took notes while Wilson
spoke about steel. There were re-I
ports he planned to line up fel-
low members to sign a motion cri-3
ticizing government steel policy..
U.S. Ends Sweep of
SAIGON (M)-Battle-weary par- bility all had been killed. Con-
atroopers of the United States Ar- tact faded in the night.
my's 173rd Airborne Brigade head- Steel Helmets
ed out of the Communist-infested All the Viet Cong wore steel
Zone D last night as victors in helmets, the spokesman said, and
their fiercest fight of the Viet Nam their equipment included flame
war. throwers and grenades. They were
The brigade's 500-man 1st Bat- dressed in four different kinds of
talion and supporting planes and uniforms-green, gray, khaki and
artillery were credited by an in- the standard guerrilla black.
complete body count with killing One group of four ran shoulder
391 Viet Cong in a long struggle to shoulder firing on an American
at an abandoned village in the position. All were killed.
jungle 30 miles northeast of Sai-
gon. In other action calculated to cut
U.S. casualties were officially North Viet Nam's communication
deScdasuamods eretoughcithe lines, U.S. Navy and Air Force
described as moderate, though the planes flew 36 missions above the
brigade's losses were its heaviest 17th Parallel. Bridges, roads, rail-
in any single action since it ar- way yards and truck parks were
rived in Viet Nam six months ago. among their targets.
"I'd say we killed them at the Other Action
rate of 20-1," said Sgt. Sylvester Among developments elsewhere:
Bryant of Columbus, Ga., a pla- -The U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmo-
toon leader of the battalion's bile, Division reported it has kill-
Charlie Company. ed 216 Viet Cong and captured 115
Enemy of 600 over the last two weeks in patrol-
Muddied and bloodied after five ling the central highlands area
days in the jungle capped by a around Plei Me, a special forces
showdown with a well-equipped camp that stood off a long guerril-
and dug-in Viet Cong force esti- la siege.
mated up to 600 men, some of the -A Viet Cong company attack-
soldiers arrived at dusk at their ed a government outpost in the
Bien Hoa base camp, 12 miles Meking River delta, but was re-
northeast of Saigon. pulsed and left some dead behind.
The guerrilla detachment cer- South Vietnamese government
tainly was eliminated as an effec- troops reported they killed 25 Viet
tive fighting force, a U.S. spokes- Cong in an action 80 miles south
man said, and there was a possi- of Saigon.
DEMANDED LAST YEAR:
1. $1.25 Minimum Wage
2. Repeal of Regent's
3. Low Cost Housing
ACHIEVED THIS YEAR:
1. $1.25 Minimum Wage
2. Repeal of Regent's
INITIATED THIS YEAR:
1. Low Cost Housing
for S GC
World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-A young Roman
Catholic pacifist, almost every
inch of his body burned, lingered
on the brink of death after turn-
ing himself into a human torch
yesterday outside the United Na-
tions to protest the Viet Nam war.
Later, he apparently repented
the ghastly deed.
The last rites of the Roman
Catholic Church were administer-
ed to LaPorte, after he expressed
repentance over his violation of
its strict religious credo against
JOHNSON CITY - President
Johnson has restated broad Amer-
ican goals in Viet Nam and pro-
claimed Nov. 28 as "a day of
dedication and prayer" for forces
of all nationalities working with
the United States there.
Congress had suggested Nov. 27
as the day of Prayer. However, a
series of antiwar demonstrations
-including a march on Washing-
ton-already had been planned for
ess Johnson, who had authority to
fix the timing of the tribute to
fighting forces in Viet Nam, de-
cided on the following day, a Sun-
st day. In so doing, he reportedly
ay wanted to avoid a direct confron-
ng tation between backers and critics.
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MILWAUKEE - A 21-year-old
Kenosha factory worker who re-
fused to report for induction be-
cause he said he opposed United
States involvement in Viet Nam,
was indicted by a federal grand
jury yesterday for violation of the
Selective Service Act.
Irving A. Kurki came to the
Racine draft board Aug. 10 along
with other prospective inductees
but he refused to board a bus for
the Milwaukee induction center.
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WASHINGTON - The Defense
Department decided yesterday it
no longer wants 17-year-old serv-
icemen fighting in Viet Nam.
The reported reason is that
there is plenty of older military
Another motivation for the de-
cision appears to be that the Pen-
tagon has been getting some ques-
tions and critical mail from citi-
zens since a couple of 17-year-
olds were killed in Viet Nam.
UNITED NATIONS-The coun-
tries campaigning to seat Com-
munist China in the United Na-
tions reportedly agreed yesterday
on a strategic move to win maxi-
mum suport, but their chances of
success still were regarded as dim.
Diplomatic sources said they
had drafted a resolution that
would have the 117-nation Gen-
eral Assembly bring in the Chinese
Communists without making clear
whether it was also throwing out
the Chinese Nationalists.
Yet some delegates believed that
even that kind of resolution would,
fail to gain the two-thirds major-1
ity necessary to change the rep-1
resentation of the Chinese people.a
IKE IN HOSPITAL
Former -President Dwight D. Eisenhower, stricken with che
pains dn a golf vacation trip, was hospitalized early yesterda
in Ft. Gordon Army Hospital in Georgia. The doctors attendin
the 75-year-old Eisenhower said it would take up to 36 hou
to determine if he suffered a heart attack.
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