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Romney Supports War,
Says Avoid Escalation'

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Israel Charges Syria'
Aggression at Battles,

Judge Upholds House Ruling;
Powell To Appeal Decision

HARTFORD, Conn. () - Gov.
George Romney of Michigan called
yesterday for full support of the
war in Vietnam.
But "Romney said that this na-
tion must avoid "massive military
escalation," that it must not stick
around for a long pacification pro-
gram, and that it should strive for
a peace with amnesty for the
Friday night's speech, regarded
by his supporters as a critical
point in the drive to win the
Republican presidential nomina-
tion for him in 1968, was devoted
entirely to the most perplexing
problem facing the United States:
What should be done in Viet-
It had created unusual interest
because Romney, during a western
swing in February, had been
sharply critical of the way Presi-
dent Johnson had handled the
war. Despite steady questioning,
Romney refused to say where he
thought Johnson had gone astray
or to detail what he would have
done had he been in the White
Continue War
Romney's main point was re-
vealed in his statement, "There
is one incontestable truth: It is
unthinkable that the United States
4 withdraw from Vietnam.'
But having said this, Romney
had a couple of warnings.
Many U.S. leaders are plugging
for military escalation, Romney
said. "Indeed, among the general
public there appears a visible
groundswell of impatience leading
to a mood of, 'Let's get it over
with. Let's crush them once and
for all,' he said.
"This simplistic reaction is
tempting but wrong."
Main Reasons
It's wrong, Romney said, for
three reasons:
1. By killing nonwhite Asians,
"We would play into the hands of
the Communists. They would use
this effectively to paint us in their
propaganda as ruthless oppressors
and militarists.'
2. A devastated Vietnam would
not be a buffer state stopping the
expansion of Communism; "It
would be a vacuum."
3. "We must never forget that
substantial escalation is still pos-
sible on both sides."
Romneys' conclusion:
"Action in the south holds out
the promise of a series of con-
ventional military victories." And
"Hopefully, when the time of
military dominance arrives, the
government of South Vietnam
would be willing to negotiate a
'peace with amnesty.'"
Viet Cong
By this, Romney said, he means
that members of the National
Liberation Front-the NLF is the
political arm of the Viet Cong-
will be permitted to participate as
individuals in the South Vietnam
"Unles we pursue this proposi-
tion or some similar solution,"
Romney said, "we will face a very
lengthy and brutal struggle in
-winning the 'other war' "1

GOV. GEORGE ROMNEY urged "full support of the wx
Vietnam" in a speech in Hartford, Conn., last night. The spi
is regarded by the governor's supporters as a key point in R
ney's bid for the presidential nomination in 1968.
NATO Delays Pao

d Press
ar in

By The Associated Press
lodged charges of aggression and
provocation against Syria at the
United Nations in connection with
yesterday's air battle, but made an
request for specific action by the
Security Council.
The charges were contained in
a letter from Israeli Ambassador
Michael Comay to Canadian Am-
bassador George Ignatieff, presi-
dent of the council for April.
Comay said he was instructed by
his government "to draw atten-
tion to the serious situation on the
Israel-Syria border resulting from
continuing acts of aggression and
provocation by Syrian armed
After giving the Israeli account
of events, the letter added: "The
present and deliberate resump-
tion by Syrian army positions of
the practice of shooting at Is-
raeli farm villages and activities
is an extremely serious develop-
ment which menaces peace and
tranquility in the border area and
the region."
TEL AVIV, Israeli(AP) - Israel
and Syria fought their biggest sky
battle yesterday since the Israeli-
Arab war of 1948, while aground
their forces slugged it out with
tanks and artillery.
Israel said six swift Syrian
MIG21s were, shot down in three
dogfights that swirled from close
to ground level over the battlefield
near the Sea of Galilee to high
over Damascus, by Syrian account.
A Syrian communique said two
of the Israeli Mirage jets were
shot down, one by antiaircraft
fire. Both sides denied, losing any
Meanwhile, Syria claimed yes-
terday it downed five Israeli planes
and killed at least 70 Israelis in
the longest and most serious bor-
der clash between the two coun-
tries in recent years.
A communique read over Da-
mascus radio almost 12 hours after
the fighting began yesterday mor-
ning did not say the fighting had
ended, indicating hostilities still
were continuing along the ex-
plosive Israeli-Syrian border.
Fighting broke out in the mor-
ning when Syrian guns opened up
on Israelie armored tractors work-
ing fields on the southeast shore
of Galilee. Syria said Israel and
in tanks, artillery, mortars and
automatic weapons with the trac-
Syria also brought up tanks with
its artillery and the two forces
dueled across the desert.
An -Israeli spokesman said an
Israeli lieutenant was wounded
and later died, two tractors were
damaged and a Syrian tank was
seen in flames. He added that two.
buildings in Tel Az Kazir setlle-
ment were damaged by Syrian
The Syrian communique said;
"Two enemy tanks and three trac-
tors were destroyed in the fighting.
Our losses were confined to dam-

age in the houses of some peasants
in the hamlets of Nasserieh and
Izzedin, with no casualties."
At the height of the ground
fighting, the French-built Mirage
jets went up and began strafing
Syrian positions. The Israeli
spokesman said the Mirages had
silenced three gun positions when
they were attacked by the super-
sonic Soviet-built Migs.
In the air battle that erupted,
Israeli said two Migs were shot
down. This was the dogfight that
Damacus radio said extended to
the skies ovr.r the Syrian capital,
about 125 miles to the northeast.
The Syrian communique said
there wer four Mirages in this at-
tack and that Syrian Migs took up
the pursuit an aitiaircraft fire
opened up over the capital and
at the border.

judge ruled yesterday the courts
may not interfere with the House
action that denied Adam Clayton
Powell his congressional seat. To
do so, he said, would violate the
separation of powers between two
equal branches of government.
Powell's attorneys promptly filed
a notice of appeal with the U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals.
The House is expected to be
faced with the issue of seating
Powell again soon, regardless of
the outcome of the court case.
Powell runs Tuesday for the vacant
seat in New York's 18th District
and appears to be a certain win-
House legal experts are in gen-
eral agreement the March 1 reso-

lution to exclude him would not
operate automatically against a
new certificate of election.
Powell, a Negro Democrat from
Harlem, was not available for
comment immediately . at Bimini,
the Bahamas, the island resort-
where he has lived since he was
barred from the House.
He remained out of sight of
newsmen and telephone calls to
his house went unanswered.
The House excluded Powell from
the seat he had held for 22.years
on grounds he misused government
funds as chairman of the Educa-
tion and Labor Committee, defied
New York state courts in a defa-
mation suit and was contemptuous
toward House committees that in-
vestigated him.

Powell filed suit March 9 to re-
gain his seat, charging the House
wrongfully established qualifica-
tions for membership not required
by the constitution.
He asked Judge Hart to call a
three-judge court to hear a con-
stitutional challenge to the reso-
lution that excluded him and is-
sue an injunction ordering speaker
John W. McCormack to seat him
The law authorizes the district
court to establish such a three-
judge court when an act of Con-
gress is challenged. The advan-
tage to Powell is anybdecision by
such. a panel could be appealed
directly to the Supreme Court, by-
passing the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Hart's Denial
Hart denied all of Powell's re-
quests in his 12-page order. In-
stead, he accepted the core of the
House defense against the New
York Democrat.
Senate Votes.
DENVER, Colo. (A)-The Colo-
rado Senate cleared the way yes-
terday for enactment or an abor-
tion law which will permit ending
of pregnancies in cases where
babies might be mentally deficient
or physicallydeformed, and where
the prospective mother was a rape
or incest victim.
The bill, called by both advo-
cates and opponents the most lib-
eral in the nation, won final Sen-
ate passage 20-13
The only legislative action re-
maining is'House considerationof
a minor amendment which would
prevent disciplinary action against
any hospital employe who refused
to take part in an abortion opera-
tion after signing a statementthat
it is contrary to his religious moral
Gov. John A. Love has refused
to say whether he will sign the
bill, but sources close to the Re-
publican chief executive said he
had found no reason yet to veto

ministers of seven North Atlantic
T r e a t y Organization countries
agreed yesterday to postpone their
decision on the question of wheth-
er the Atlantic alliance needs an
antiballistic missile -ABM - de-
fense, system. They said NATO's
offensive nuclear capability is ade-
They agreed to defer action on
the ABM question, authoritative
sources reported, after Secretary
of Defense Robert S. McNamara
briefed them on the technical,
strategic and financial aspects of
such a system and also on the
talks with the Soviet government
aimed at limiting the race in nu-
clear missiles, both offensive and
Defense Chiefs
The defense chiefs of the United
States, Britain, West Germany,
Italy, Canada, the Netherlands and
Turkey concluded two days of
talks on various questions of nu-
clear policy. They passed no re-
solutions and made no recommen-
dations to NATO.
A communique issued at the
end of the conference said the
committee is to serve as a forum
for nonnuclear members through
which they can "exert a direct

influence on nuclear planning in
the alliance."
When the conference adjourned
until a September meeting in An-
kara, the seven defense chiefs and
Manlie Brosio, NATO's secretary-
general called on President John-
son in the White House.
The chief executive praised their
work and said NATO remains a
sucessful deterrent, a shield be-
hind which the West can start
building bridges to the East.
McNamara was one of four dis-
cussion leaders at the conference
reporting on the ABM issue, in-
cluding "both the Soviet deploy-
ments and the U.S. research and
revelopment program," the com-
munique said. It said the ministers
agreed "to keep this subject under
This means, diplomatic observ-
ers explained, that the ministers
decided to postpone a decision on
their main concern: the ABM de-
fense of NATO, until thew know
whether the bilateral Washington-
Moscow talks can prevent "a
further spiraling of the arms
Johnson suggested such talks
with the Russians after it became
known that the Soviet Union had
begun to deploy antiballistic mis-
siles around Moscow. The talks
began last month in Moscow.
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union is reported
"positively interested" in a freeze
on the very costly ABM systems
but American experts expect no
quick results from the discussions
in the Soviet capital.
Meanwhile, in Washington Re-
publicans said yesterday the Unit-
ed States faces an "overwhelming
crisis" in the North Atlantic al-
liance and called for an overhaul
of NATO policies.
The GOP policy coordinating
committee asserted in a statement
that the Johnson Administration,
preoccupied with Asia and the
Vietnam war, has inexcusably
neglected the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization.
, "Thus," the committee said,
"our national interests have been
adversely affected. We have lost
many opportunities to take con-
structive action in Europe--an
area of vital importance to the
United States, politically and
economically as well as militarily."

-Associated Press
DEMONSTRATORS BURNED the American flag near the Place D'Iena during anti-U.S. meeting
yesterday while Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey attended a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe.
The ceremony commemorated the 50th anniversary of American entry into World War I.
Humphrey Meets With DeGaulle In Paris;
French Vietnam Protestors Battle Police

PARIS ) - Bloody fighting
broke out last night between police
and communist-influenced demon-
strators at Vice President Hubert
H. Humphrey's hotel as he arrived
at the end of a busy day of trying
to mend U.S.-French relations.
It was the second fight of the
day between police and the crowds.
The first broke out after Hum-
phrey went from talks with Pres-
ident Charles de Gaulle to lay a
wreath on the tomb of France's
unknown soldier.
Then as Humphrey returned to

UN Negotiators Leave Aden,
Continue Work in Geneva

World News Roundup
By The Associated Press Latin - American colleagues in
WASHINGTON - Bobby Baker, winding up a broad, U.S.-backed
once a power behind the scenes plan to cure some of the hemi-
in the U.S. Senate, stood silently sphere's economic and social life.
yesterday while he was sentenced The draft will be submitted to
to prison for one to three years. President Johnson and 18 Latin
His attorneys said they will ap- chiefs of state who are due to
peal, and Baker remained free on meet next Wednesday at this At-
$5,000 bond. lantic resort for a two-day sum-
Baker, 38, former secretary to mit meeting. .
the Senate Democratic majority, "There can be no doubt that
was convicted Jan. 29 of theft, the decisions which our presidents
conspiracy and income tax eva- will take in Punta del Este within
sion. a few days will help set the course
He had nothing to say about for decades," Rusk said in a pre-
the sentence, which could have pared statement handed out
been a maximum of 48 years in shortly after his arrival at the
prison and $47,500 in fines. No Uruguayan capital city of Mon-
fine was imposed. tevideo, 90 miles west of here.
If his sentence is upheld, Baker Security-conscious p o 1 i c e at
would be elgible to apply for Montevideo almost kept Urugua-
parole after one year in prison, yan Foreign Minister Hector Luisi
the Justice Department said, and U.S. Ambassador Henry Hoyt
* * from welcoming Rusk as he step-
PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay- ped from the jetliner that brought
Secretary of State Dean Rusk, him from Washington. They fin-
arrived here yesterday to join ally shoved their way to the plane.

his hotel on the broad Place de
la Concorde, he found hundreds ofl
demonstrators in the street. Po-
lice waded in to the crowds and
in the furious fighting heads were1
bloodied on both sides.<
Police had barricaded the place
so that Humphrey entered the{
hotel without incident, but hun-
dreds of demonstrators stood be-
hind the barricades with signsj
saying "Humphrey murderer" and
"Peace in Vietnam."
The crowds grew unruly and ex-
changed blows with police. Several
youths, blood streaming from their
faces, were taken away by police.
One policeman was knocked down,t
his face bleeding.
Several youths wrenched metalt
bars supporting the awning. of as
florist shop and used them to fightl
4,000 Demonstrators
Police sources said the fighters
were part of a throng of about
4,000 demonstrators who marched
through the area of the Place de
la Concorde and Opera. They said
that 46 policemen were injured
and that about half of them were
admitted to a hospital. They did
not disclose how many demonstra-
tors were injured but said that
during the day 160-persons were
arrested and held for identity
The first fight broke out at the#
Arch of Triumph when Humphrey
arrived from talks with President
Charles de Gaulle to lay a wreath
at the tomb of France's unknown
A crowd gathered around the
arch shouted "U.S. murderers,"
and "peace in Vietnam." Police

waded into the crowd and fighting
broke out but in this case there
were no serious injuries.
The demonstrators were spurred
by the official Communist party
organ L'Humanite and by tracts
and banners. The instructions were
followed from the time Humphrey
arrived from Berlin until he re-
tired to his hotel..
About 200 Communists whipped
out banners and tossed leaflets
from the upper terraces of the
Orly airport administration build-
ing as he arrived from Berlin. His
plane had taxied up to a special
honor salon, several hundred yards
from the administration building.
As, Humphrey's party sped into
town, several cans of white paint
were emptied on the cars when
they went under a bridge over a
superhighway. The paint missed
Humphrey's car, but splattered two
carrying his staff.
Center for Chinese Studies
panel presentation
The Meaning of the
Cultural Revolution
Alexander Eckstein-
Donald Munro
Richard Solomon

The bill also provides for legal
abortions when three physicians
determine that the life or health
of the prospective mother would
be endangered. It is permissive and
does not require an abortion in
any case.


ROME WIP)-A three-man U.N.
special mission to Aden, which
left the British South Arabian
area in anger, said last night it
would continue its work in Ge-
neva rather than fly to London
at Britain's invitation.
The diplomats contended the
British had not cooperated with
their ,mission to help smooth the
road to independence for the ter-
ror-ridden area.
Foreign Secretary George Brown
issued a plea earlier in the cay
for the three to come to London
and talk over their grievances.
The mission chairman, Manuel
Perez Guerrero of Venezuela, and
members Moussa Leo Keita of
Mali and Abdussattar Shilizi of
Afghanistan conferred with U.N.
Secretary-General U Thant for
30 minutes at a Rome airport be-


fort Thant flew on to the Far East.
All Thant would say about his
talk with the mission was, "We
exchanged views. There is noth-
ing definite:"
A U.N. spokesman for the mis-
sion, Dik Lehmkuhl, later read
a statement saying, "The U.N.
special mission on Aden regrets
having had to leave Aden after
only a brief stay there."
It said the mission insisted on
dealing with the British high
commissioner in Aden and not
with the South Arabian federal
government as the British wished.
Lehmkuhl said the mission
would fly Saturday to Geneva "to
continue its work outside the
territory." He said the group
would stay in Geneva a few days.
"No decision has been made on
whether to visit London," he said.

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reporter for the New York Times, editor at Times
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