Thursday July 18, 1068
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thu rsday July18, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three
Military coup overthrows
.Aref government in Iraq
President Bakr Ex-president Aref
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BEIRUT, Lebanon (A') - Iraq's
third military coup in the last
decade has supplanted President
Abdel Rahman Aref's leftist gov-
ernment with a Revolutionary
Command Council headed by Maj.
Gen. Ahmed Hassa~t Bakr, Radio
Baghdad announced yesterday.
Ordered into exile, Aref flew to
Istanbul on his way to London in
an Iraqi airlines plane.
Iraqi fighter squadrons cris-
crossed over Baghdad during the
night. The radio assured the
city's people the fighters sup-
ported the coup, however.
Iraq's borders, ports, airfields
and railroad services were shut
down and a 12-hour curfew-6
a.m. to 6 p.m.-was proclaimed
across the country.
While Radio Baghdad described
the governmental switch as blood-
less, the Tehran newspaper Ette-
4laat said there were clashes in
Baghdad, Basra and other cities,
including Khorramshahr ap d
Khosrovi near the Iraqi border
Quoting its field correspondents
and travelers, Ettelaat said heavy
explosions sounded on the Iraqi
side of the Shatt al Arab, a border
river, and at least two battalions
of Iraqi troops were resisting the
coup in the northeastern region
Bakr, who was elected presi-
dent, was premier in 1963, when
the Baath Socialist party ruled
Iraq. Though a moderate, he was
dismissed when Aref's brother, the
late President Abdel Salam Aref,
purged all Baathists from the
The new president belongs to a
Baathist wing bitterly opposed to
the radical leftist faction of the
party now ruling neighboring
Syria and seeking to spread its
influence throughout the Middle
His relations with Egypt while
he was premier were uneasy. That
could mean a switch later since
ties between Cairo and Baghdad
during the Aref regime were close.
Rocky meets South Chicago
to visit Czechs,
PRAGUE (R) - President Tito of Yugoslavia and Roman-
ian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu were reported pre-
paring last night to come to Prague in a dramatic show of
support for Czechoslovakia's liberal leaders in their fight
against Moscow and the orthodox Communists of Eastern
Word of the expected visits coincided with release of a
letter by the Soviet-line countries warning the Prague lead-
ership that current developments in Czechoslovakia endan-
ger the basis of the Commun-
ist system. I
Rocky cites Harriman
approval of peace plan
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
The highpoint of American
7:00 and 9:05
CHICAGO CA() - Gov. Nelson
A. Rockefeller reported yesterday
that his Vietnam peace plan had
drawn a "very enthusiastic" re-
action from the American dele-
gation at the Paris peace talks.
The New York governor told
reporters a "friend" in the dele-
gation-it quickly became known
he referred to chief negotiator W.
Averell Harriman-had contacted
him and told him the plan was
Rockefeller spoke of this with
obvious pleasure while answering
questions at a news conference
during a campaign visit to Chi-
cago in his quest for the Republi-
can presidential nomination.
Shortly afterwards, he took his
campaign onto the streets of Chi-
cago's South Side neighborhoods,
heavily populated with Negroes,
and wqs warmly received during
a short walking tour.
On his walk in the South Side
neighborhood, Rockefeller stopped
at the headquarters of the
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference. He talked for about
20 minutes with the Rev. Jesse
World news roundup
Jackson, head of Operation
Breadbasket, the economic arm of
Rockefeller went into the South
Side before flying on to Mil-
waukee for a private meeting
with the state's 30-member dele-
gation to the GOP national con-
vention. The -delegation is pledged
to Richard M. Nixon on the first
ballot because of Nixon's victory
in the Wisconsin primary.
At the Chicago news confer-
ence, Rockefeller also maintained
he had been gaining delegate sup-
port during the last 10 days,
while Nixon had been suffering
a "slow leakage."
Rockefeller maintained t h a t
Nixon would fall far short of
the 677 votes needed to win the
nomination, not only on the first
ballot but on the second ballot
also. He claimed he will win it
himself on the fourth or fifth
The letter, drafted by Commun-
ist party leaders from the Soviet
Union, East Germany, Poland,
Hungary and Bulgaria at a just-
concluded conference in Warsaw,
was distributed yesterday by the
Hungarian news agency MTI.
Reliable sources in Belgrade dis-
closed Tito's plans and also said
Ceausescu would come to Prague.
Tito, first of the rebels against
Kremlin control, has been chart-
ing an independent course since
his break with Stalin in 1948.
Ceausescu also has been increas-
As Europe's Communists chose
sides in the Czechoslovak crisis,
there were these other develop-
--In Moscow, the Central Com-
mittee of the Soviet Communist
party held a special meeting on
Czechoslovakia, the official So-
viet news agency Tass reported.
Summoning of the Central Com-
mittee underlined the seriousness
the Kremlin attaches to the sit-
uation. The Soviet press has com-
pared developments to the Hun-
garian crisis of 1956 when Soviet
troops intervened to put down a
revolution against the Budapest
-In Prague, a Czechoslovak
army statement said Soviet troops
who lingered after the end of
Warsaw Pact maneuvers last
month were moving out "accord-
ing to schedule." The army said
"all Soviet troops" - part of an
original unit of 18,500 men -
would leave the country but gave
The Warsaw letter of the So-
viet-liners, addressed to the Cen-
tral Committee of the Czechoslo-
vak Communist party, said: "We
will never admit that imperialism
-- whether by peaceful or un-
peaceful means, whether from in-
side or outside - can.create a rift
within the Socialist - Communist
system and change in their fa-
vor the power balance in Europe.""
The letter urged Czechoslovak
reformist leadership to re-estab-
lish firm party control over lib-
erals and the press.
In plain language, this means
the letter demanded the restora-
tion of press censorship and a re-
versal of the liberalization drive
that has been sweeping the coun-
try since January.
A public opinion poll published
in Prague yesterday showed the
population overwhelmingly behind
party chief Alexander Dubcek and
91 per cent of those queried ask-
ing that Russian troops withdraw
as soon as possible.
MIAMI, Fla.-A DC8 jetliner
forced to Cuba by a daring young
hijacker with a grenade and a gun
returned to Miami yesterday af-
ternoon but its 57 passengers were
left behind in Havana. It was the
second airliner this month forced
to return to the United States
with only its crew.
The four-engine National Air-
lines jet touched down at Miami
International Airport at 5:11 p.m.
GEORGE WEIN PRESENTS
one great niaht
EDT, completing a flight it began
earlier yesterday in Los Angeles.
The return was a replay of a
hijacking July 1 when a North-
west Orient Airlines DC8 jet was
forced to Cuba and made to re-
turn without its 86 passengers,
who were brought back several
hours later in an aircraft charter-
ed by the U.S. Government.
* * *
LONDON - James Earl Ray's
Alabama lawyer protested vigor-
ously yesterday against plans to
fly the accused assassin of the
Rev. Dr. aMrtin Luther King Jr.
to Memphis, Tenn., without his
own legal counsel aboard the
Addressing newsmen after visit-
ing Ray in a Wandsworth Prison
for 45 minutes, Arthur J. Hanes,
former mayor of Birmingham,
said Ray had asked him to fly
back with him but that U.S. au-
thorities had turned down the re-
Ray decided Tuesday not to ap-
peal against extradition any
SAIGON (A) - The enemy Is
gathering forces for an all-out of-
fensive against Saigon and else-
where sometime between July and
September to try to influence the
Paris peace talks, Defense Secre-
tary Clark M. Clifford declared
President Nguyen Van Thieu
agreed, saying the Viet Cong and
North Vietnamese are gathering
all their resources and "reserving
their most elite troops for the
coming attacks against Saigon
and other cities."
Both the visiting U.S. defense
secretary and Thieu predicted
victory in the coming battles. Clif-
ford said he based his predictions
on briefings he received from
military commanders in Saigon
and in the north.
The present absence of signi-
ficant fighting anywhere in South
Vietnam is only "the lull before
the storm," he added.
"We proceed on the assumption
that enemy combat plans at this
time are coupled with their desire
to make an impression on the con-
ferees in Paris, that if they might
be able to bring off some spec-
tacular accomplishment this could
affect the negotiations," Clifford
* * *
Hanoi to free
3 u.S. airmen
In Paris, North Vietnam dis-
closed at the peace talks yester.
day the names of three U.S. air.
men it has promised to release
and American officials hope they
may start the flight home to-
The meeting lasted nearly 41/%
hours, the longest of the 13 ses-
sions held thus far, but U.S. Am-
bassador W. Averell Harriman
said afterward: "Nothing was
achieved in that time. There was
no progress whatsoever."
to meet Theu
President Johnson conferred
with his No. 2 peace negotiator
and other top aides yesterday as
he prepared for his weekend sum-
mit meeting in Honolulu with
South Vietnam's president, Nguy-
en Van Thieu.
Cyrus R. Vance, deputy to Har-
riman at the talks in Paris, brief-
ed Johnson after breakfast after
flying in from the French capital.
Vance intends to return there to-
The Honolulu sessions are
scheduled for Friday and Satur-
Clifford, now on an inspection
tour of South Vietnam, and Sec-
retary of State Dean Rusk, who
plans to leave Washington today
are in the high-ranking contin-
gent joining Johnson in Honolulu.
Thieu is expected to seek John-
son's assurance for a continued
U.S. commitment to South Viet-
nam, more U.S. aid and a major
role in peace negotiations at such
time as they get into serious bar-
It was anticipated that John-
son would press Thieu for ener-
getic South Vietnamese efforts.
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