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Congressional conflicts stymie campus legislation
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WASHINGTON (A) - Con-
gress, which has criticized col-
leges for failing to deal with stu-
dent uprisings, is having a hard
time itself coming to grips with
Dozens of bills have been in-
troduced, scores of speeches
made and committees have
spent weeks studying the situa-
tion but Congress is still not
sure what, if anything, it should
The problem is much the
same as on m a n y campuses:
Sharply conflicting views as to
what might be a proper course
of action canceling each other
out , and producing confusion
Some tactics used by student
agitators have also appeared in
the halls of Congress. A boycott
by members opposed to legisla-
tion effectively shut down the
House Education and Labor
Committee when a majority ap-
peared ready to approve a bill.
The committee, which has
prime responsibility for guiding
Congress in this area, has borne
the brunt of the battle and its
failure to reach any k i n d of
agreement illustrates the con-
flicting forces working on Con-
It began looking into the
problem in the early spring
when disorders bloomed on cam-
puses across the land.
T h e pressure for committee
action mounted as the flow of
mail denouncing t h e campus
rioters increased in congression-
al offices. And members re-
sponded by introducing bills
that would deal harshly with
the colleges a n d students in-
It was an effort to head off
such stringent legislation that
Rep. Edith Green (D-Ore.),
chairman of the subcommittee
w i t h direct authority to act,
tried to find a solution.
But she g o t no encourage-
ment from a parade of college
officials and other educators
who said it was their problem
and the cause of academic free-
dom required Congress to stay
out of it.
She also received no encour-
agement from the administra-
tion, which sent Atty. Gen.
John N. Mitchell, Secretary of
Health, Education and Welfare
Robert H. Finch and Commis-
sioner of Education James E.
Allen to express firm opposi-
tion to the kind of legislative
remedy she was seeking.
In the end she was without
the support of her own subcom-
mittee and transferred the
fight to the full committee,
where a coalition of Republi-
cans and senior Democrats pro-
duced a shaky majority for a
bill that would require colleges
to establish rules of conducts
for students and faculty and
file them with the government.
Failure to do so would result
in a loss of federal education
It was the meeting at which
this bill was expected to be ap-
proved that the opponents boy-
cotted, leaving the committee
one short of a quorum and thus
unable to act. During the time
gained, college presidents in-
creased their lobbying against
the bill and so did the adminis-
tration. The majority crumbled.
Also helping shift the balance
was the experience of 22 Repub-
licans who made an unpubli-
cized trip to colleges throughout
the country. They came back to
tell President Nixon they were
convinced student unrest w a s
far more widespread than gen-
erally believed and the kind of
action the committee was con-
templating would m a k e it
Mrs. Green then agreed to a
bill that would require colleges
only to draw up rules but not to
file them and again it appeared
it might squeak through,
But two Republican members
who had participated in the
GOP campus visits - joined the
opposition and killed it, and by
an 18-17 vote the whole matter
was sent back to Mrs. Green's
subcommittee for burial.
While the Education and La-
bor committee wrestled with
legislation on the subject, the
House Internal Security com-
mittee launched an investigation
of the riots themselves and the
Senate permanent investigat-
ing Subcommittee started look-
ing into both militant campus
organizations and the colleges.
Mrs. Green and her support-
ers still insist the mood of the
nation demands action by Con-
gress and that repressive legis-
lation is now likely to appear in
the form of riders attached to
Several members w h o have
separately introduced bills more
repressive than the one the
House committee rejected are
now working together to see if
they can agree on just such a
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THE KREMLIN announced yesterday it is sending a Soviet
naval squadron to Cuba for a "friendly visit."
Western diplomats expressed belief the action was a display of
displeasure at President Nixon's scheduled visit to Romania in Au-
The Soviet squadron will consist of a rocket-armed cruiser, two
destroyers, two submarines, a tender and a tanker, and will remain
in Havana from July 20-27.
Economic and military aid has been sent to Cuba previously in
freighters, but the Kremlin has avoided sending military warships.
The feeling in Moscow seems to be that Soviet leaders have no in-
tention of provoking a serious international crisis but simply want
to emphasize the point that each of the powers should stay out of
the other's area.
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THE FIRST U.S. TROOPS scheduled to withdraw from Viet-
nam by the end of August pulled out of the area yesterday.
814 of the 25,000 Americans who will leave, headed for home;
while Viet Cong sappers-specially trained demolition teams-stormed
a U.S. military headquarters northeast of Saigon. Six Americans were
killed and 18 others were wounded.
The U.S. command declared it was only an "isolated attack" and
said it suggested no change in a lull that has lasted about three weeks.
* . *
ITALY'S SMALL REPUBLICAN PARTY, one of the three
partners of Premier Mariano Rumor's outgoing government, ruled
itself out of any future center-left formula yesterday.
The decision by the junior member in the alliance with the So-
cialists and Rumor's Christian Democrats brought an end to the
hope that the center-left could be reconstituted in its original form.
The Republicans said the breakup of the Socialist party and Ru-
mor's resignation over the weekend proved "the necessary conditions
for a center-left government to no longer exist."
The two new socialist groups, divided on the issue of communist'
relations, already have hinted that they would not serve the same
CH4RLES EVERS, brother of the late civil rights worker
Medgar Evers, was sworn in today as the first black mayor in
modern times of a Mississippi biracial town.
Evers returned to Fayette, Miss. from Chicago in 1963 shortly
after his brother's slaying to carry on civil rights work. r
After he was sworn into office by a black justice of the peace,
Evers thanked the hundreds of onlookers. "The most important are
those who have walked with me and gone to jail with me," he said.
Evers- sworn in
By The Associated Press
Secretary-General U Thant declared yesterday t h a t
"open warfare has been resumed" along the Suez Canal cease-
fire line and warned that he might have to withdraw the UN
military observers from the area.
Thant said the staff of 96 observers "cannot be expected
to serve as what amounts to defenseless targets in a shooting
In a special report to the council, Thant said increased
firing on the observers, "their posts, shelters and equipment,
further demonstrates the degree of disregard which now pre-
vails for the Security Council cease-fire in the canal sector."
"It is certainly true to say," Thant added, "that since
June 1967 the level of violence- --
in the Middle East has never p 1
been higher than it is at pres- .fSu its Iiie
In the Middle East yesterday
two patrolling Israeli jets ran into
four Egyptian MIG 21s over the inl rai al,
Sinai Desert and downed two of
them in a dog-fight, Israel claim-
Israeli spokesmen said the bat-
tle with the Soviet-built MIGs oc-
curred south of Sharm El-Sheikh
and both lIsraeli planes returned WASHINGTON P) -- T-h e
safely. Nixon administration filed deseg-
The Israelis now claim t h e y regation suits in the North and
have downed 27 Soviet-built Egy- the South yesterday, carrying out
ptian aircraft since the 1967 war promises made last week when it
including 17 MIG 21s, Egypt's top eased rigid timetables for com-
fighter plane. plete school integration.
The air battle followed scattered In the first of several scheduled
artillery firing across the 103-mile actions, the government attacked
long canal Sunday night and a freedom-of-choice plan that it
Monday. An Israeli lieutenant was said had failed to eliminate racial
killed and two soldiers wounded segregation in the school system of.
in the firing, an Israeli spokes- 13arnwell County, S.C.-
man said. A few hours later, it sought in
In Tel Aviv,/ Defense Minister another suit to end racially seg-
Moshe Dayan declared Israel must regated teacher assignments in
prepare itself for "partial war" Madison County, Ill,, the first
with the Arabs along the cease- school district outside the South
fire lines. He made the comment to become a. target of a Nixon
after spending three days at the administration lawsuit.
canal talking to soldiers and as-
sessing Egyptian fire. Three actions in the North
At a meeting of supporters of and two in the West were insti-
n~pnPMiie, M P l An _ tuted by the Johnson administra-
CHARLES EVERS, brother of the late civil rights avorker Medgar
Evers, is sworn in as the first black mayor in a southern biracial
town in modern times. Holding the Bible for her husbandpis Mrs.
CITE 5 CHARGES:
Local group starts
Harvey, recall drive
11 N ow ,
"LET IT SUFFICE TO
SAY THAT L-IS A
MASTERPIECE.". , O
SO FAR THIS YEAR"!.
A group of Ann Arbor citizens
will begin a drive to force the
recall of Washtenaw C o u n t y
Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey at 8:30
tonight at RECALL Headquart-
ers, 203 E. Ann St.
Composed of citizens from the
academic;, professional and labor
communities of Ann Arbor, the
group is "concerned with the fact
that Sheriff Harvey and the pol-
ice should be responsible to all
people in the community."
Based on five charges, RECALL
will attempt to secure the requir-
ed 15,000 signatures necessary to
hold a recall election.
The five charges are:
1) "Sheriff Harvey has ap-
pointed deputies to his depart-
ment who have been forced to
resign from the Ann Arbor Po-
2) "The Sheriff and his depu-
ties have been racist, insensitive,'
harsh and harassing in their deal-
ings with Washtenaw County cit-
3) "Sheriff Harvey has at-
tempted to thwart his deputies'
attempts to bargain collective-
ly, thereby demonstrating h is
4) "Sheriff Harvey has demon-
strated his contempt for t h e
democratic process and his un-
responsiveness to his electorate
by refusing to cooperate with the
Washtenaw County Board of
Supervisors, the County Judiciary
and the State Prison Board. '
5. "Sheriff Harvey has demon-
strated his incompetency and in-
ability to cooperate with other po-
lice agencies during the investiga-
tion of recent murders in this
"IF YOU'RE YOUNG,
YOU'LL REALLY DIG
J ..,.wich side Mi y6 be on?
8:00 Rm. 3529, S.A.B.
ueiense vinlser 1vosn e Dayan -
called to consider whether t h e
Rafi group of t h e party should
break away and form a new par-
ty - Prime Minister Golda Meir
said a split now would be "a dis-
aster for the nation" at a time1
when Israel "is again faced bya
difficult security problems."
Mrs. Meir later walked out of
Thant told UN officials yester-
day that UN personnel and instal-1
Ilations were fired on 21 times by
Egyptian forces and five times by
Israeli forces during June.
"It is unreasonable to ask men,
however well trained, disciplined
and courageous they may be to
continue their duties under t h e
physical and mental recurrent in-
cidents of firing upon them," he
In May 1967, just before the
outbreak of the war, Thant with-
drew the UN Emergency Force
from Egyptian territory and Gaza
at the request of the Cairo gov-
The UN force had served as a
buffer between Israel and Egyptf
The UN force along the canal
has been acting only in an ob-
server capacity now, however.
The two actions raised to o n 1 y
eight the, number of school de-
segregation 'suits filed so far by
the new administration in its
first six months. Under President
Lyndon B. Johnson, 125 suits
were filed last year.
Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, in
laying down new procedures last
week for public school desegre-
gation, promised increasing legal
action to speed the process.
But the new procedures, which
included abolition of th' Septem-
ber deadline for complete inte-
gration, brought a round of crit-
icism from congressional liber-
als and civil rights leaders.
The South Carolina suit seeks a
court order to force Barnwell Dis-
trict 45 to take "prompt affirm-
ative steps to eliminate racial
identities of schools" in regard to
pupils, faculties, transportation
and new construction.
In line with the new policies,
the government moved also to re-
quire the district to seek technical
assistance from the Department
of Health, Education and Wel-
fare in drawing up a suitable de-
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