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Mao Fears Shortage
In Farm Production

News Given by Judges and
Police Is Biased Says N.Y. Bar

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TOKYO (AO) - Radio Peking as-
serted Thursday that army units
all over China "acclaimed" Mao
Tse-tung's call to them to -help
in the spring planting. But re-
ports of clashes in western China
and other areas ,indicated it may
be a dismal spring for farm pro-
The broadcast, quoting the Offi-
cial People's Daily, also asserted
that peasants and rural party cad-
res in all parts of the country had
declared a determination "to win
a double victory in revolution and
Showing concern about produc-
tion, Mao's leadership has been
issuing appeal for several weeks to
peasants to begin plowing. These
appeals were culminated Wednes-
day with disclosure that even the
army had been asked to help in
the spring sowing.
Sabotage in Communes
Provincial broadcasts have ac-
cused Mao's foes in the power
struggle, presumably supporters
of President Liu Shao-chi, of sa-
botaging work in the rural com-
munes. Anti-Maos were said to be
distributing food grain owned by
the state, encouraging commune
members to storm warehouses, and
getting farm workers to quit their
Indicative of possibly chaotic
conditions was a report by Yugo-
slavia's Tanjug news agency that
the strugsgle in Sinkiang Province
has spread to all areas of that
northwest region after pro-Mao
forces seized Urumchi, the capital,
on Jan. 25.
Nationalist China's official Cen-
tral News Agency said more than
500 persons were killed and 407
wounded when Gen. Lee Ming con-
ducted a bloody attack on Mao-
ists in a commune in the western
province of Szechwan. Reports of
such heavy casualties in the past

have been found to be exaggerat-
Quoting intelligence sources, the
agency also reported clashes in
Hanoi Province and in Inner Mon-
golia in the north. It said that in
north China unrest had developed
in Kansu, Shensi and Tsinghai
provinces among troops formerly
commanded by Gen. Ho Lung, who
was purged,

NEW YORK (k)-A committee It added that "the judicial es-
of the Bar of the City of NewI tablishment has not done what
York said yesterday the claim of It should have done to correct
news media that prejudicial newst
coverage emanated largely from But the group, headed by U.S.
law enforcement agencies and the Circuit Judge Harold R. Medina,
judicial establishment "rests in a also asserted:
solid bases of fact." "One of the conclusions reach-
----- - -- j-ed by this committee is that be-
cause of the principles embedded
P G a s, in the First Amendment, the con-
G ~ G ins, duct of the press is largely be-
yond control of the courts and
the judges. But the autonomy
which the Constitution guarantees
the news media carries with it the

Medina committee suggested that
[ a member of the police agency
shall be designated as the infor-
mation officer responsible for the
dissemination of all information
to the news media.
"No member of the police agen-
cy may furnish any information
to news media without prior ap-
proval by the information offi-
cer. No interviews shall be per-
mitted with investigating or ar-
resting officers."
Contempt Powers Unwise
In discussing recommendation

Romney Sees
Hints at Presi
MESA, Ariz. (A) - Gov. George
W. Romney of Michigan wound up
his seven-day political tour of the
West Thursday by practically ad-
mitting he's now committed to
running for the Republican presi-
dential nomination.
He held what he called a wrap-
up news conference, and spent
most of his time giving a glowing
account of his trip which took him
all the way to Alaska. "Every-
where," he said, "the outlook for
Republicans was favorable."
Romney said he had talked to
audiences totaling 18,500, raised
$200,000 in funds for the GOP,
and had traveled almost 9,000
Unfriendly Banners
Romney arrived in Phoenix on
Thursday morning, coming to the
only state outside the South that
Sen. Barry Goldwater carried as
the GOP candidate in 1964.
Romney never endorsed Gold-
water, who has said that this still
rankles. But there was no con-
frontation scene-Goldwater was
off on a speaking tour, too.
At the airport, Romney ran in-
to his biggest display of unfriendly
banners. One read, "Rambler

"Cybernetic Challenge in the University"
We inust decide if the trend of the in nltiversit y threalens to
elimiate eaningf id experience fro hi e e ducat ional )ro-
cess. "-Wescott
"A Coenetie Approach to Conrnueniet on Problees"
"Coenetics lies in constructing thought machincs capable of
parleying feed-back into an organic sort of creati-ity without
making Frankenstein monsters."--Wescott
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, AUD. A, 2:30 P.M.
Co-sponsored by the Honors Steering Commit/e
and the Program in A merican Culture


responsibility for putting their own for a new canon on ethics fr
needs, America Doesn't," and ano- house in order." lawyers, the committee said:
ther, "Romney Would Rather Reaction to Warren Report "It is unprofessional for a l w-
Switch Than Fight," and a pla- The report was one of a series yer publicly to make, or sanction
card said, "Reagan for President which have been made by bar and the publication or broadcast of,
in '68." press groups since the Warren re- an out-of-court statement or dis-
U.S. Materialism port on the assassination of Presi- closure of fact or opinion regard-
At the legislature, Romney re- dent John F. Kennedy charged the ing a pending or anticipated civil
peated an argument he often uses American press with "irresponsi- action or proceeding or criminal
thatthisan atioenea an uesbility and lack of self discipline." prosecution."
that this nation leaves an impres- Last . January the American In its discussion of "the courts
sion abroad that it is entirely ma- Newspaper Publishers Association and the judges" and the restrain-
terialistic. issued a report in which it as- ing power of contempt, the com-
"Most of the world views us as serted it could not recommend mittee observed "with respect to
vascillating, worthy .only of dis- "any covenants of control or re- the police and the press in the
trust and scorn," he said. "In the strictions on the accurate report- entire pretrial period we think it
past few years, we have been iden- ing of criminal matters or any- unwise and detrimental to the
tified as military minded, whereas thing which would impair such public interest to give such c
Russia has been viewed as the reporting." contempt powers to the courts and
peacemaker." In discussing a police code, the the judges.



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