FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1967
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
NEW YORK(M-)-The American
Federation of Television and Ra-
dio Artists won growing support
yesterday for their nine-day strike
against the three big networks-
from such behind-the-scenes spe-
cialists as cameramen, sound en-
gineers and even the motorcycle
messengers who rush films be-
Management personnel w e r e
pushed into many of the vacant
posts at NBC, CBS and ABC. But
their inexperience was reflected on
television screens, where sound
wavered, pictures blurred and
cameras were misdirected.
} No peace talks were in prospect.
At ABC, even press agents walk-
ed out briefly. At CBS an official
said: "About all we've got left is
NBC apologized for spotty tele-
vision transmission, but later re-
ported: "After some initial start-
up problems, technical operations
have substantially improved and
are continuing to run smoothly."
As hundreds of technicians from
their unions walked out in sym-
pathy with AFTRA's 18,000 strik-
ing performers, network studios
from coast to coast faced the
prospect of a drying-up of live
shows and an increasing depend-
ence on reruns of old programs.
"We'll have them rerunning re-
runs soon,"' declared a union
Newscast by stand-in network
officials continued but live news
coverage was being reduced, in-
cluding network staffing of Presi-
dent Johnson's scheduled visit
next week to Uruguay.
AFTRA struck the networks
March 29, demanding a $325 a
week base salary for slightly more
than 100 newscasters, plus an in-
creased share of sponsors' fees for
The networks claimed, however,
that the real issue behind the
strike was what they called
featherbedding-such as a demand
for the assignment of three New
York staff announcers to cover an
FM radio assignment of only two
hours a week.
AFTRA picket lines were aug-
mented in New York, Chicago, Los
Angeles and Washington as hun-
dreds of other industry unionists
left their jobs in sympathy with
Included were members of
unions covering television camera-
men and engineers, film editors,
off-the-air news writers, motor-
cycle couriers, outside film cam-
eramen, and radio directors.
Communist Dawn Attack
Releases 200 from Jail
Humphrey Pledges Continued
Military Support of W. Berlin
SAIGON (I)-Communist troops
pulled Quang Tri into the north-
ern border war Wednesday. They
smashed before dawn against U.S.
and Vietnamese posts at that pro-
vincial capital and freed more
than 200 prisoners from the pro-
Sketchy accounts from Quang
Tri, 16 miles south of the border,
said 10 American soldiers and 47
of the enemy were killed. Thir-
teen GIs and two U.S. government
civilian employes were wounded.
Informed sources said combat
troops harried the Communist
force in its withdrawal and there
were reports of some fighting in
the area throughout the day.
The massive raid, which officers
LBJ Names Abrams
To Viet Military.. Post
believed to have been staged joint-
and local guerrillas, could be the
ly by North Vietnamese regulars
prelude to another attempt by
North Vietnam to mount an in-
vasion in force.
Though U.S. Marines and South
Vietnamese, troops frustrated di-
vision-size thrusts of this nature
last year, the U.S. command fig-
ures Ho Chi Minh's regime has
three divisions totaling 35,000 men
in striking distance and may try
again. In such a case, Quang Tri
would be a primary Red objective.
Highlighting war developments
* Spokesman announced com-
bat deaths declined on both sides
last week from the record figures
of March 19-25 with the allies'
totaling 423, down 66, and the
Communists' 2,373, down 410. Of
the U.S. Armed Forces, 194 men
were killed and 1,679 were wound-j
ed in action.
" There was a net increase of
10,000 American servicemen in
Vietnam to a total of 435,000 as
of last Saturday. A U.S. spokesman
said the newcomers were members
of numerous small outfits, mostly
logistic support units.
Rebel Attacks Protest BERLIN .T) - Vice President
UN Federation Plans Hubert H. Humphrey renewed yes-
terday the U.S. pledge to defend
Hostilities Increasing West Berlin on an official visit
marked by the detention of young,
ADEN OP)-Their heavy ma- leftist extremists charged with
chine guns blazing, British ar- plotting torattack him, possibly
mored cars rolled through an Arab with explosives.
quarter yesterday battling terror- Solemnly, Humphrey told the
ists in what officials said was the West Berlin parliament he brought
hottest fighting since violence!West-Ber.n frm ent he brought
in the crowd that greeted him at said, they could not prove a direct
city hall was a dissenter, connection between them and a
Police were still probing the al- conspiracy by the seven men still
leged conspiracy by young leftists held,
The group, swept up in a sur-
who they said planned attacks' prise raid by police, had in their
with explosives during the Hum- possession plastic bags filled with
phrey visit. chemicals which a police chemist
Ten persons originally were ar- said could, if used in the right
rested Wednesday night, but three mixture, produce dangerous ex-
girls were released when, police plosives.
Federal Reserve Board
Reduces Discount Rate
WASHINGTON (P) - Gen.
Creighton W. Abrams Jr. is being
sent to Vietnam as second in com-
President Johnson announced
Abram's assignment yesterday as
deputy to Gen. William C. West-
moreland. Both White House and
Pentagon officials said there is no
move afoot for Abrams to replace
Westmoreland as top commander
Abrams, who conferred with
Johnson at the White House, told
reporters he expects to be West-
moreland's helper, carrying out a'
variety of chores "pretty much
across the board."
For most of the past five years,
Abrams has moved through a
variety of staff jobs at the Penta-
gon. He has been army vice chief
of staff sincebSeptember, 1964.
The White House said Lt. Gen.
Ralph E. Haines will succeed
Abrams as vice chief of staff.
Haines, now commander of the 3rc,
Corps at Ft. Hood, Tex., will be
nominated for promotion to full
Abrams returned only Wednes-
day from his third inspection trip
"Each time I've come back with
a stronger feeling of confidence,"
he told newsmen. He said he be-
lieves the force level in Vietnam
"is about right" in light of the
type of operations being conducted
His assignment to the No. 2
command post in Vietnam is in
line with Johnson's statement of
last month that he intends to
strengthen the military command
As part of the reshuffle, Lt.
Ge. Bruce Palmer was sent to
Vietnam as commander of Field'
Force Two. Westmoreland's former
deputy, Lt. Gen. John Heintges,
is being reassigned as deputy U.S.
Army commander in Europe.
Abrams had a pivotal role dur-
ing his Pentagon tour planning
and directing the deployment of
federal troops in racial disturb-
ances in Mississippi and Alabama.
As a lieutenant colonel, Abrams
commanded a tank battalion in
Europe from the Normandy cam-
It was Abram's unit that led the
breakthrough to Bastogne, reliev-
ing the Americans under Gen. An-
thony C. McAuliffe.
Abrams was decorated many
times and wears the distinguished
service cross, the silver star, and
medals conferred by Britain,
France and Korea.
broke out four days ago.
Their objective was Al Noorj
Mosque, turned into a terrorist
stronghold. The British cleared
the way for friendly Arab troops
of the Federation of South Arabia,
who entered the mosque, and re-
ported they killed two terrorists
and brought 'out several prisoners.
The terrorists have been attack-
ing since a U.N. mission arrived
to help plot the future of the fed-
eration after Britain pulls out next
year. The terrorists want to wreck
the federation by taking over
Aden, the capital. The British con-
tend Egypt is behind the extre-
a iessa, c rom residtent Johnson
renewing the pledge of America's
commitment to the city 110 miles
behind the iron curtain.
Vice President Hubert H. Hum-
phery assured the West German
people yesterday the United States
will not withdraw troops from
The fighting broke out after a
British patrol was fired on from
a minaret of the Al Noor Mosque.
Europe without consulting its al- WASHINGTON 1)5-The Fed-
lies in the North Atlantic Treaty eral Reserve Board unanimously
Organization NATO. approved yesterday a drop in its
"No nation has the right under discount rate from 4.5 to 4 per
NATO agreements to, unilaterally, cent effective today.
on its own, take care of its own The move was taken at the re-
wishes without at least informing quest of directors of Federal Re-
others," Humphrey said in a tele- serve banks in 10 of the system's
vision interview taped in Bonn 12 districts.
yesterday morning before he left It signals a dramatic easing in
for Berlin. credit following the tight money
"There will be no reduction in condition which plagued the econ-
American forces in Europe taken omy last year.
by my country on its own, that is The discount rate is the interest
unilaterally.' charged by .the Federal Reserve
There were no demonstrations System on borrowings by banks
against Humphrey's visit, and the which are members of that system.
people generally were friendly. But Other interest rates are pegged
World News Roundup
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Armored cars moved in and shot
Ethics orGd Proposal off the dome of the mosque and
a Yemeni flag fluttering from a
staff, and probably killed an Arab
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upward from the discount rate.
An increase in the discount rate
from 4 to 4.5 per cent in Decem-
ber 1965, was followed by high in-
terest rates and relative scarcity
of money experienced in the econ-
omy last year.
In announcing its action, the
board said the reduction is in line
with recent declines In market
rates and is in keeping "with Fed-
eral Reserve policy objectives in
assuring that availability of credit
is adequate to provide for orderly
The board approved action tak-
en by directors of Federal Reserve
banks in Boston, New York, Phi-
ladelphia, Cleveland, Richmond,
Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City,
Dallas, and San Francisco.
Others to Follow
This left only the Atlanta and
St. Louis Banks at 4.5 per cent
but they, too, are expected to go
to the lower rate.
The boards action follows a
general decline in interest rates
in the money market which saw
the yield on treasury bills drop
below 4 per cent last Monday for
the first time in 18 months.
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Creation of a permanent Ethics
Committee for the House of Rep-
resentatives was made definite
yesterday when the Rules Com-
mittee unanimously approved a
resolution authorizing it.
House leaders said they would
schedule a floor vote on the meas-
ure probably next week. Little, if
any, opposition is expected. How-
ever, when and how the committee
will go into action is still uncer-
Adam Clayton Powell, the New
York Democrat whose misconduct
was largely responsible for the
demand for the new committee,
probably won't be around to vote
if the resolution comes before the
House next week,
Powell's exclusion from House
membership on March 1st for ex-
ploitation of public funds, defiance
of New York courts, and general
disregard of House Rules gave im-
petus to the drive to set up the
Powell is favored to be re-elected
in a special election next Tuesday
but if he is the House may refuse
to seat him.
The resolution .to create the
committee as a permanent group
gave it a name-Committee on
Standards of Official Conduct-
and said it should be composed
of six Democrats and six Repub-
licans to be chosen by their col-
But it limited its jurisdiction to
'proposing standards of official
conduct for House members and
employes and put no time limit
on when it should make a report.
Whatever standards are recom-
mended will have to be cleared
by the Rules Committee and rati-
fied by the House.
More than 100 resolutions pro-
posing differing approaches have
been introduced. Most of them
called for a special committee
which would have had a limited
life unless revived every two years.
Others proposed that the job of
policing congressional conduct be
assigned to an existing subcommit-
tee headed by Rep. Wayne L.
Hays, (D-Ohio). It was Hays' sub-
committe which last year con-
ducted the initial probe of Powell's
The compromise was drafted by
Rep. Richard Bollling (D-Mo), of
the Rules Committee who may be
named a member or chairman of
the new committee. Also expected
to be assigned to the group is Rep.
Charles E. Bennett (D-Fla), who
led the fight for a special commit-
But snipers and terrorists ma-,
chine gunners kept the infantry-;
men at bay. Security chiefs de-
cided to clear the area.
Armored cars and troop carriers'
clanked into action under a hail
of bullets. Their heavy machine
guns blazed back, peppering apart-,
British troops poured out of
their carriers to join the fight.
Crouchihg behind low stone walls
and in roadside ditches, they pin-
pointed terrorist positions with
automatic rifle fire.
British troops are forbidden toj
set foot in Moslem holy places, sol
they cleared the area to let fed-
eration solidiers enter the mosque.
The U.N. mission had no com-
ment on the violence. But it was
disclosed that when- its members
visited a prison Wednesday most
of the Arab nationalists there re-
fused to talk with them.
The terrorists belong either to
the Front for the Liberation of
Occupied South Yemen, whichl
wants to attach Aden to Yemen,l
and the National Liberation Front.
Both say they will have nothing
to do with the U.N. mission. They
hold that the 17 sheikdoms and
sultanates making up the federa-
tion are reactionary.
PARIS-France has begun to
produce highly enriched uranium,'
giving its hydrogen bomb andl
atomic submarine programs a big
boost, the French Atomic Energy
Commission said yesterday.
A commission spokesman said
the uranium treatment plant at
Pierrelatte, in the Rhone Valley,
had begun to produce uranium en-
riched by "at least 90 per cent."
Full production will begin in two
or three weeks, several months
ahead of schedule.
* * I
NEW RORK-David J. Miller,
24, the nation's first draft card
burner, was sent to jail yesterday
for still refusing to get a new
Federal Judge Harold R. Tyler
had found Miller guilty on March
15, 1966, of burning his draft card.
He had sentenced him to three
years in prison, but suspended it
on condition he get a new draft
card within 15 days. The convic-
tion was upheld by appeals court
and the Supreme Court refused
to review it.
Asst. U.S. Atty. Peter E. Fleming
Jr. told the court that Miller re-
fused to get a new card and had
no intention of doing so. He burn-
ed it Oct. 15, 1965, at a Manhattan
Army- induction station to protest
the Vietnam War.
* * *
WASHINGTON - A delay at
least until next Tuesday was or-
dered today in Senate voting on
relpeal of a plan for financing
presidential election campaigns
from income tax receipts.
Sen. Russell B. Long of Louisi-
ana, the acting Democratic leader,
cited current absenteeism in an-
nouncing that no votes would be
taken before Tuesday.
Sen. Albert Gore (D-Tenn), who
is pushing for repeal of the cam-
paign-financing plan, had charged
earlier that delaying tactics were
being used to give administration
forces to save the plan.
Gore said the plan would be
repealed if a vote were taken yes-
terday but stated he could not
forecast the results if action were
delayed until next week.
"TO BE A CROOK"
'Has been nominated for
on Oscar, as
"A Man and a Woman"
as "Best Foreign Film."
Judith Crist of the
World Journal Tribune
says: Claude Lelouch's
"TO BE A CROOK"
CONCEPT 'A MAN
AND A WOMAN'!
is a diverting
caper and the
kidnapping is a
Wanda Hale of the
Daily News applauds
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