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FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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LAY-OFF AFFECTS 200,000:
UAW Tells GM Workers
To Cease Wildcat Strike

Wit
LBJ Reports,
Critics Lack
Information
U.S. Officials Reveal
Record Losses; Viet
Cong Defections High
' WASHINGTON () -4 President
Johnson said yesterday he expects
to meet somewhere in the Pacific
later this month with his top lead-
ers in Vietnam.
Johnson told a news conference
that Ambassador Henry Cabot
Lodge and Gen. William C. West-
moreland, U.S. military chief in
Vietnam, will be present. He said
they meet about every six months.
Newsmen asked Johnson to
specify the precise location in the
Pacific, where he plans to meet
with the ambassador and the
commander of Vietnam war forces.
He just smiled, declining to re-
ply.
Vietnam Crisis
In response to questions con-
cerning Johnson's reaction to
statements made by Senator Rob-
ert Kennedy and other critics of
Vietnam policy, the President said,
"it seems obvious to me that some
of them need more information."
Newsmen's questions kept veer-
ing back to the possibility of peace
talks and at one point Johnson
said the Communists have "taken
A a steadfast position," are inflex-
ible.
'Act Promptly'
He said if. he had any sign of
willingness to talk from the North
Vietnamese, "I would act very'
Promptly.,
Johnson was asked about op-
position to his proposal for a
random selection system for the
draft.
He said his own commission and
a congressional panel have made
many good recommendations and
Congress will have to examine.
them.
Changes in Draft 'Fair'
In Saigon, the United States
Command reported record losses
and record defections for the week
of Feb. 26-March 4.
The Americans, with their ranks
now swelled to 417,400, suffered
1,617 casualties for the week with
232 dead, 1,381 wounded and four
missing.
The American death toll last
week was not the war's highest.
A total of 240 were killed Nov. 14-
0, 1965, the week of the Ia Drang
Valley battle.
Losses among the other allies
last week were lighter. South
Vietnam's armed forces reported
199 men killed and 18 missing;
the others, six dead and 25
wounded.
1,168 Viet Cong Defect
Against the allied toll, spokes-
men said 1,736 Communists were
killed and 1,168 switched sides
under the Saigon government's
open arms program.
The communist defectors, num-
bering 60 more than in any pre-
vious week, brought defections this
year to 6,357, compared to 3,845
in the same period of 1966. The
Communist dead were the equi-
valent of more than a: regiment
and uncounted thousands of oth-
ers were obviously wounded. But

far more were killed in the pre-
vious week, a record 2,449.
By unofficial tabulation, the
United States has now lost 7,920
men killed in combat from 1961
up to last Saturday midnight. The
wounded total 45,836.

Viet

DETROIT (A) - Overwhelming'
support of the international un-
ion's takeover of a rebellious lo-

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cal in an Ohio General Motors
plant was voted yesterday by Uni-
ted Auto Workers representing 132
s~argaing units within the GM
1manufacturing empire,
EThe delegates, with only two dis-
storatonsenting, urged workers in the
strike-beset parts plant at Mans-
field. Ohio, to end wildcat work
CX red i stoppages and stay on the job. j
Emergency Session

but some 1,200 of its 2,700 mem- plant in Mansfield, Ohio, imple-
bers voted at a subsequent meet- mented by wildcat strikes, violence
ing to continue their work stop- and intimidation, inevitably poses
page. the question as to whether or not
The National General Motors the continuation of this plant as
Council of the United Auto Work- a key plant under these circum-'
ers representing 134 bargaining stances is practical or possible.
units was summoned to meet here "The production of over 90 per
yesterday and was expected to en- cent of our passenger cars and the
dorse the international union's
taking over. job security of more than 200,000
GM Statement of our employes in other GM
I It was only an hour before that plants affected by the disorderly
session began that GM issued a disruptions of production at the
statement saying: Mansfield plant cannot be left to
"The irresponsible and lawless the whim of a handful of irres-
conduct of certain UAW local un- ponsible local leaders and their
ion leaders at the Fisher Body followers."
Voter PollPrediets
DeGaulle Majority

President Expected

The vote came at an emergency
session of the National General

To Re sdeMotors Council of the UAW, sum-
o econsider SurtaX moned "to thoroughly discuss" the
On Personal Income Mansfield situation, which holds
the threat of idling 200,000 GM
WASHINGTON (,'P) - President workers for a second time since
Johnson announced yesterday he Feb. 13.
is asking Congress to restore the The vote came only hours after
7 per cent tax credit for business GM raised the threat of discon-
investment in new machinery and tinuing the Fisher Body factory at
equipment. Mansfield as an important plant.
Johnson told a news conference 196,000 Workers Affected
restoration of the tax credit and The plant makes parts for more
the accelerated depreciation al- than 90 per cent of GM's passen-
lowance is now "appropriate" in ger cars and an eight-day strike
view of the diminished inflation- which erupted Feb. 15 finally
ary threat. snowballed into layoffs of 196,000
Johnson called for the restora- workers in 85 GM plants across
tion to be made effective yester- the country.
day. Reportedly. 780 of the 1,090
His action came just a day after scheduled to work reported on sec-
the official forecast of industry's ond - afternoon - shifts yester-
capital spending showed an ac- day at Mansfield after 75 per cent
tual decline-the first in four of the normal day shift work force
years. of 1,200 reported. T

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PARIS (A) - President Charles
de Gaulle seems assured of a com-
fortable majority to support his
policies in the new National As-
sembly to be elected Sunday. but
he might lose two of his top min-
isters in the final round of voting.
Foreign Minister Maurice Couve
de Murville and Defense Minister
Pierre Messmer are campaigning
vigorously. They could win but no
one is counting out the possibility
that either or both might be
beaten. They are Cabinet veterans,

--Associated Press
PRESIDENT JOHNSON IS FRAMED IN RAYS of spotlights as he talked to reporters yesterday
at a news conference at the White House. Johnson announced a meeting with Vietnam war
leaders and a proposed restoration of the seven per cent tax credit for business.
VOTE NEXT WEEK:
Senate Defeats Amendment
To ovi etConsulate Treaty

WASHINGTON R)-The con-
sular treaty with the Soviet Un-
ion survived a first-round attack
by opponents yesterday.
An attempt to amend it was de-
feated 53 to 26-just over the
two-thirds majority that would
have been required if the Senate
had been voting on ratification.
The amendment, Majority Lead-
er Mike Mansfield of Montana
said, would have killed the treaty
itself.
Vote Next Week
No vote on the treaty is expect-
ed until next week. In yesterday's
test, 16 Democrats and 10 Repub-
licans joined in supporting the
amendment, which was killed by

a combination of 33 Democrats
and 20 Republicans.
Sen. Karl E. Mundt (R-SD)
has introduced two reservations
which probably would make it un-
acceptable to the Soviet Union.
Yesterday's amendment by Sen.
Herman E. Talmadge (D-Ga)
would have eliminated the provi-
sion granting full diplomatic im-
munity to arrest for consular of-
ficials and employes. That's the
same immunity now granted at
the ambassadorial level.
This is not in other consular
treaties, and Talmadge said he
thought it wrong to give the So-
viet Union a special privilege not
granted others.
The immunity clause, Mundt

said, was insisted upon by the
Soviet Union and would merely
widen the door for more Commu-
nist espionage.
Mansfield said: "The Soviets
would be unwilling to renegotiate
this convention if any amendment
is adopted, so in effect this would
kill the treaty."
Sen. Spessard L. Holland .(D-
Fla) said Talmadge had pointed
out "the Achilles heel in this
treaty."
But Sens. Charles H. Percy (R-
Ill), Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) and
Thruston B. Morton (R-Ky) join-
ed in calling for ratification as the
treaty now reads.
Javits said without the provi-
sion for immunity from all pros-
ecution, the United States would
not have agreed to the treaty. He
added, "We wouldn't send our
people to the Soviet Union unless
they had immunity."
The reservations introduced by#
Mundt pose a formidable obstacle
for the pact. They would require
the Russians to pull back on aid
to Vietnam and assure freedom
of movement and expression in+
the Soviet Union for American
officials and newsmen.
Said Mansfield: "Let's face it,
some of these are kind of tough
to vote against."+

Dip in Capital Spending
The unexpected dip in capital
spending led immediately to pre-
dictions that Johnson not only
would seek restoration of the busi-
ness stimulant, but might recon-
sider his announced plans to seek
a 6 per cent surcharge on most
personal income and corporation
taxes as of next July 1.
During the question period
Johnson said he still believes the
added tax will be needed to curb
inflationary pressures expected to
revive later in the spring.
Johnson said in suspending the
tax credit last fall he provided for
automatic restoration under cer-
tain conditions.
'Suspension Did the.Job'
He said it is now clear the tem-
porary suspension has "done the
job we hoped and expected it
would do."
He said interest rates have de-
clined during the suspension, as
much as one and one-quarter per-
centage points.
He said last spring and summer
savings and loan institutions had
virtually no money for new home
building, but again have money to
lend now.
He said the pressure on machine
industry had eased dramatically.
Last September machinery pro-
ducers were close to 100 per cent
of capacity, but now are at a more
normal rate, he went on, and
moderation in the economy is con-
firmed by a survey of investment
plans nor the rest of the year.
It was learned that Johnson
had conferred with a group of top
corporation executives at the.
White House on yesterday morn-
ing, a few hours before announ-;
cing his decision on the invest-
ment credit.
Invitations to the industrialists
-all members of the Business
Council, the group whose members
were asked by Johnson a year ago
to cut their plant investment vol-9
untarily-went out Wednesday,+
apparently just after the SEC-+
Commerce report was issued. a

TOKYO OP)-Mao Tse-tung has
launched a drive to seize complete
control of Peking, where fighting
has been reported in the past two
months, Japanese press dispatches
said yesterday.
While the party chairman's sup-
porters control the propaganda
outlets of the Red Chinese capital,
islands of resistance are said to
remain manned by backers of
Mao's enemy, President Liu Shao-
chi.
Chinese Moslems
Reports by travelers reaching
Hong Kong from Peking told of
one such island of resistance, Chi-
nese Moslems, angered by the ar-
rest of several Moslems as ene-
mies of Mao and his purge.
These reports said that in one
fight in January, Peking Moslems
attacked a police station and
forced the release of the Moslem
prisoners. By this account, about
800 Moslems stormed a public sec-
urity ofice in the Moslem district
in February, wrecked it, and than
put to flight Red Guards who had
seized a mosque.
The Peking correspondent of
the newspaper Nihon Keizai said
Mao's Communist party Central
Committee has put Vice Premier
Hsieh Fu-chih, public security.
minister, in charge of the cam-
paign to seize control.
Pro-Maoists Combine
The correspondent said 27 Mao-
ist organizations in Peking form-
ed a preparatory committee to
organize "the Metropolitan Revo-
lutionary Committee to seize

The 26-member International
Executive Board of the UAW on
Wednesday night ordered an ad-
ministrator to take over the local,'

Mao Launches Campaign
For Control Qf Peking

power" under the guidance of
Hsieh.
A dispatch by the New China
News Agency said the official Pe-
king People's Daily scolded some
followers of Mao for letting victory
go to their heads. People's Daily
told young Red Guards and older
Maoists to stop "self-seeking." Mao
has called for a merger of Maoist
organizations in alliance with the
army and party-government of-
ficials.
Draw Attention from Chou
The article repeatedly referred
to the instructions of Defense
Minister Lin Piao, Mao's heir ap-
parent who has been reported ill.
Perhaps this was to take some at-
tention from Premier Chou En-lai,
who has emerged as the nation's
top administrator and a powerful
party leader. ,
Chou's party role was under-
scored yesterday when he and
Politburo member Kang Sheng
met V. G. Wilcox, general sec-
tary of New Zealand's pro-Chi-
nese Communist party, on his ar-
rival in Peking.
Ordinarily party General Sec-
retary Teng Hsiao-ping would
have been at the airport to wel-
come Wilcox but he has been de-
nounced as a lieutenant of Presi-
dent Liu. Chou said recently he
spoke for the party.

but neither has ever before tried
for an elective office, and both
campaigned in marginal districts.
Try Vote-Getting
Nothing in the French constitu-
tion requires ministers to be se-
lected from Parliament. But since
De Gaulle made his own debut in
a popular election in the presi-
dential vote in 1965, he almost in-
sisted that his Cabinet ministers
try. their own vote-getting per-
suasiveness.
The opinion polls predict Gaul-
lists will win 264 to 290 of the
487 seats in the new assembly.
Gaullist-backed candidates won
66 of the 81 seats decided last
Sundayin the first round of vo-
ting, when a majority was re-
quired. On the runoff, the high
man will win.
Two-Men Races
For seats still to be -decided in
Metropolitan France, 335 races
have been narrowed to two men
-in most cases a Gaullist and a
Communist or a candidate of -the
non-Communist Federation of the
Left. Another 62 Tstricts have
three-way battles,'in, only one
district will four candidates be
left in the race.
Couve de Murville finished last
Sunday's first round with a lead
of 17,893 to 16,049 over Edouard
Frederic-Dupont, a former deputy
and former minister. A Federa-
tion of the Left candidate and a
Commpunist, who collected 7,700
votes between them, were elim-
inated from the race and the
battle is on now for these votes in
the Left Bank district of Paris. .
Messmer must beat Yves Allain-
mat, Socialist mayor of Lorient,
in Brittany. Messmer got the most
votes last Sunday with 19,179.-He
was followed by Jean Maurice,
Communist mayor of a Lorient
suburb, with 12,387, and Allain-
mat, backed by the Federation of
the Left with 11,853. Louis Mon-
tagner, of the Democratic Cen-
ter, was in fourth place with
8,654.
Communist Strategy
In working out strategy for the
second round, the Communist
leadership decided to withdraw its
own man to try to beat Messmer.

World News Roundup

LONDON-Prime Minister Har-
old Wilson's Labor party retained
two seats but lost a third in spe-
cial elections yesterday to fill va-
cancies in the House of Commons.
The Laborites suffered big vot-
ing inroads by Conservatives and
Celtic Nationalists in a major
electoral rebuff for the Wilson
government.
* * *
BILOXI, Miss. - A federal
judge's ruling that Mississippi's
million-dollar Gulf beach is pri-
vate property dealt a setback
Thursday to the Justice Depart-
ment's seven-year attempt to de-
segregate the man-made beach.
The Justice Department had
sought to have the beach desig-
nated a public recreational area-
and thus open to Negroes-from
Biloxi to Pass Christian.
* * *
URBANA, Ohio-A TWA jet air-

liner exploded in flame after an
accident with a light plane yes-
terday, killing 26 persons in the
second crash in the same area in
five days.
* * *
NEW ORLEANS, La.-Dean An-
drews Jr., a lawyer who told the
Warren Commission he thought
Lee Harvey Oswald was a "patsy,"
testified briefly Thursday before a
grand jury hearing evidence in the
District Attorney Jim Garrison's
investigation of the Kennedy as-
sassination.
Asked then if he had consider-
able doubt about Oswald being the
assassin, Andrews replied: "I know
good and well he did not. With
that weapon, he couldn't have
been capable of making three con-
trolled shots in that short time.
This boy could have connived the
deal, but I think he is a patsy.
Somebody else pulled the trigger."

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