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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1966


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Buddhists Say

Surr ender

Meredith Announces Intention
To Resume Mississippi Walk

Declare U.S.
Forces Now
A Necessity
Manifesto Says U.S.
Presence Preferable
To Viet Cong Regime
SAIGON (R)-Militant Buddhists
came out yesterday with a state-
ment that any peace negotiations
now would mean "surrender to
the Viet Cong." It was surprisingly
in line with the thinking of Ngu-
yen Cao Ky, the premier they want
to depose.
There was even a declaration
in a 15-point manifesto issued by
the Unified Buddhist Church that
the presence of the U.S. armed
forces is "obviously needed, tem-
"Although this presence has
caused many consequences," the
manifesto said, "it is still better
than a Viet Cong regime."
Attempt To Woo Americans R
These and other signs of mod-
eration, including a disavowal of Secreta
neutralism, developed in an ap-
parent effort of the politically r fiv
conscious Buddhist minority to
woo American support for their
efforts to speed restoration of PAY
civilian rule.
There was little doubt that the
United States would continue to
back the military government,.But
American diplomats seemed pleas-
ed with the overtures, however
they might regard the Buddhist
declaration against peace talks.
While Ky's regime opposes ne-
gotiations at this stage. President
Johnson's administration has ex- LANSIN
pressed willingness to talk with abandone
the Communists, including the pay raise
Viet Cong. There has been no next yea
response. hike in th
Lodge Meets Buddhists Passed
The manifesto came out after a bill to h
meeting of nearly two hours be- from $250
tween U.S. Ambassador Henry vote was
Cabot Lodge and Thich Tam Chau, than the
moderate head of the Church and The m
chairman of Saigon's Buddhist In- Senate fo
! stitute. The meeting was described amendme:
as cordial. Both sides declined to by the Set
disclose details. -a 50 p
Afield, U.S. and South Viet- present c
namese troops mopped up in two a year an
widely separated sectors north of ,H
Saigon after lopsided victories in The He
battles estimated to have cost the 53-48, im
Communists 550 or more dead. ner reces
Allied casualties were termed light. vote and
The Americans expected North after the r
Vietnamese casualties to reach 300 The He
or more on the battlefield 260 Committee
miles north of Saigon. South Viet- zero-sett
namese estimated 250 Viet Cong its presen
were killed 48 miles north of Sai- er J. Bodb
gon. sponsored
Three U.S. planes were lost-- ment. It
two in an aerial collision-during made the
81 missions flown by Air Force short time
and Navy Squadrons over North The m
Viet Nam Wednesday. wind up
Death Toll Drops ference,
Military spokesmen announced tween the
over-all allied combat deaths could be i
dropped last week to 244, against
330 the previous week. But Ameri- Still ali
can deaths totaled 109, against 87 lawmakers
May 22-28. The Viet Cong were the Senat
reported to have lost 902 men, ernment b
compared with 1,173 the previous to take ac
week. The exp
The Buddhist manifesto referred proval aft
to American "mistakes in Viet (R-Alpena
Nam" and charged that there had ment tha
been too much reliance on the a legislate
army as a political force. oath of

But the tone was that of con- much of
ciliation-a sharp contrast to re- wanted-t
cent emotional antigovernment felt he was
demonstrations, charges, and let- Meanwh
ters of protest to President John- a midnigb
son by monks and nuns commit- slowed to
ting suicide by fire. $9
Loss for Tactics The bu
It was likely that, shaken by estimated
Ky's firm stand, the Buddhists coming fi
were at a loss for tactics. Ap- budget bil
peasing the American government go into co
and public opinion was one course iron out d
of action apt to reduce tensions. Senate ver
There was an eye out in the Sen. Ga
manifesto too for Vietnamese who Appropriat
have considered the Buddhist man, estir
hierarchy ready to turn to neu- 1966-67 w
tralism, a term often confounded lion-well
here with communism. President weeks ago.
Charles de Gaulle of France has Gov. G
advocated that all former French mended a
Indochina, of which Viet Nam is of $944.9 m
a part, be neutralized Lane's e


ry of State Rusk, left, arrived at Bonn Airport in West Germany yesterday and m
rerman Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder, right. Rusk will meet with governm
hours of talks.
ate House Votes Inc reast
G Legislators' Expense Fu.

NG WP) - The House
d hope of a substantial
last night and voted
r's legislators a $1000
heir expense allowances.
on the second try was a
ike the expense money
00 to $3500 a year. The
y57-43-just one more
simple majority needed.
,asure now goes to the
or action on the House
ants. The bill was passed
mate as a $5000 pay raise
per cent hike over the
ompensation of $10,000
d $2500 in expenses.
ouse Reconsiders
ouse defeated the bill,
mediately before a din-
s. It reconsidered that
passed the bill shortly
ouse Ways and Means
e cut the pay raise to
ing the salary back to
at level. Majority Lead-
bTraxler (D-Bay City)
the $1000 raise amend-
passed 57-42 - which
defeat of the bill a
elater a surprise.
ensure was expected to
in a House-Senate con-
where differences be-
two chambers' versions
coned out.
Hike Still Alive
ive is a $4000 hike in
s' salaries, contained in
e-approved general gov-
bill. The House has yet
tion on that bill.
ense hike won House ap-
er Rep. Joseph Swallow
a) withdrew an amend-1
t would have required
or, before he took his
office, to declare how
the $10,000 salary he
hat is, how much he
s worth.
pile, the House race for
ht bill-passage deadline
a walk yesterday.
72 Million Total
dget edged toward an
$972 million for the
iscal year. All of the
ls probably will have to
nference committees to
ifferences in House and
arland Lane (D-Flint),
tions Committee chair-
nated state spending for
ould come to $972 mil-
below the $1.019 bil-
eorge Romney recom-
state spending program
illion. ,
stimate included appro-

priations bills passed by the House get $115.67 million f
Wednesday, several yet to be pass- ing year-down sligh
ed and some items not in the Senate recommendati
budget itself. million and $670,000

Other Bills
The House completed its work
Wednesday on money bills to fi-
nance corrections, mental and
public health and community col-
leges, leaving its largest and po-
tentially most troublesome bills-
higher education and capital out-
lay-until yesterday, the last pos-
sible day for action.
Mental health operations would

Romney's recommend
Dr. Robert Kimm
health director, how(
least temporarily a $1
over his present $30
A last-minute add
appropriation for ac
nostic center for ha
suspected of being c
sane, would add ano
to the bill.

t 1
Ask Meeting
Over 'War
/ Dirksen Sees Need
For Conference
On Viet Nam Issues
WASHINGTON (P-Sen. Everett
M. Dirksen of Illinois renewed
yesterday his request that Presi-
dent Johnson call a meeting of
congressional leaders of both par-
ties to review the Viet Nam war.
Dirksen, the SenateRepublican
leader, said the administration is
not being "candid or consistently
credible" about Viet Nam and he
said he feels there have been
developments that make the need
for a White House conference
more emphatic."
"I urge this in order that the
American people through their
sciatePres elected representatives in the
Press Congress might better understand
the shape of things to come,"
Dirksen said.
Denies Previous Talk
was met by He denied, that Johnson had
ent leaders talked him out of a previous
request for a bipartisan leadership
Johnson, in a talk to a group
of U.S. diplomatic officers, sought
to quiet American restiveness over
the Viet Nam conflict.
Americans often grow impatient
"when they cannot see light at the
end of the tunnel-when policies
d d'o not overnight usher in a new
order," he said.
'Politics Not Magic'
"But politics is not magic,"''
or the com- Johnson said, "and when some of
ftly from the our fellow citizens despair of the
ion of $115.86 tedium and time necessary to
0 more than bring change-as for example in
ation. Viet Nam today-they are forget-
nich, mental ting history."
'ever, lost at The White House did not reject
500 pay raise Dirksen's new bid outright, but
,000 salary. press secretary Bill D. Moyers
dition of an said Johnson has told Dirksen he
central diag- is willing to see him anytime and
indling those give him any information he
riminally in- wants.
other $35,000 Moyers said the President "has
worked overtime in our judgment
to keep the Congress briefed and
informed on the situation."
Speaks with Ford'
j Dirksen spoke at a joint news
conference with House Republican
deader Gerald R. Ford of Michi-
tinent as it gan. He said if the Republicans
ness between have a better understanding of
administration plans and policies
in Viet Nam, "they will be better
The Senate able to provide that unqualified
the House support so necessary to the win-
cribed by its ning of a swift, secure and ho'h-
i in packag- orable peace."
Dirksen proposed a bipartisan
White House briefing on May 24,
a-backed bill and reported then that Johnson
government's promised to consider the idea. In
e the pack- denying that Johnson had talked
foods, drugs, him out of pusuing the subject,
old supplies. Dirksen commented: "It's not for
applauded me to utter an imperious demand."
"This far- The President's last such brief-
will benefit ing was on Jan. 2' when he called
tevery con- in 20 leaders to get their opinion
st important on the resumption of bombing of
before the North Viet Nam. The air attacks,
ohson haidsuspended on Christmas Eve, were
rohnson said. resumed Jan. 31.
ouse of Rep-r-ea3
promptly so Crisis of Confidence
an become a Ford referred to "this crisis of
ily in Amer- confidence" and said a "consensus
of no confidence is coming to
at the bill pass," not alone in foreign policy
ns. Philip A. but in domestic affairs as well.
Warren G. He said one issue that could be
explored at a White House meet-
ing would be figures showing the
-California's Americans are suffering higher
eversed itself casualties in the fighting than
on. It ruled the South Vietnamese. Ford called

ers of one- this "very disturbing." R
ithe May 10
h court that
in by Cali- Read and Use
r 1964-was
oposition 14 Daily Classifieds
Sracial dis-

NEW YORK ()-James H.'
Meredith announced yesterday
that, his doctor permitting, he
will resume his Mississippi "march
against fear" June 16.
"I will continue this mission and
arrive in Jackson," he said, in
reference to his planned 225-mile
march from Memphis, Tenn., to
Jackson, Miss. It was interrupted
Monday when he suffered super-
ficial wounds from a shotgun.
In his prepared statement,
Meredith also said:
"I am pleased that there are
others who share my desire to
assist registration of new voters
in Mississippi.
Mississippians Enthusiastic
"On our walk, we discovered
much enthusiasm and hundreds
of Mississippians and I would like
to continue the walk so that I
may personally talk withmany
more registered voters.
"It is my belief from the warm
reception received along the road,
both in Tennessee and Mississippi,
that my walk may have done
something to alleviate the heavy
burden of fear which rests upon
Mississippi Negroes."
Meredith March
Meanwhile in Mississippi, Negro
volunteers tramped south along
a Mississippi highway yesterday
on their symbolic Meredith march.
One man collapsed and died.
About 300 state and county
police, leapfrogging busily along
the line, mounted guard.
Civil rights leaders were repeat-
edly emphasizing that all who join
the long trek must accept non-
violence as the rule of conduct-
at least for the duration.
No Outing for Nuts
"This is not an outing for nuts,
nor is it a pleasure cruise for
some cats who like to get their
kicks," Hoseq Williams of the

Tornado, Hur
Brim Death

Southern Christian Leadership
Conference told 50 volunteers
picked up in Memphis.
The sound of several gunshots
caused a brief flurry as the column
neared Senatobia, eight miles
north of here.
Highway patrolmen hustled into
a field to investigate. They said
the shots were fired by five white
boys, aged 7 to 12, who were
potting bottles with .22-caliber
Meredith's statement in New
York Wednesday that he would
return to Mississippi armed, if
necessary, was a brisk topic among
Negroes crowded along the high-
way north of Senatobia, waiting
for the day's march to start.
Martin Luther King, Jr., head

U.S. Airborne, Commander
Disavows Criticism of Ky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (P1)-Maj. berg predicted 500,000 more troops
Gen. Ben Sternberg, commander would be required" to seal off the
of the 101st Airborne Division, borders of Viet Nam to infiltrators.
said last night reports quoting He noted the length of the coun-
him as saying he felt South Viet- try's border, the jungle terrain
namese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and the "large number of troops
would "have to go" were erroneous. required for such an operation."
Sternberg, in a statement is- He said a U.S. defeat "is pos-
Seberg, nha sat"emnts sible" but an aide to Sternberg
sued last night, said: "Remarks commented Thursday night "The
which have been attributed to me general points out that anything is
present an entirely erroneous pic- possible. He did not mean to imply
ture of my views and statements that a defeat is probable or even
before the Middle Tennessee Fed- conceivable."
eral Executive Council. "The Viet Cong are tough guer-
"In no way did I say or infer rilla fighters," the general added.
that Premier Ky 'will have to go.' "They think they've got us over
In reply to a question, I stated a barrel because they feel the
that Premier Ky was the best United States will become dis-
man in Viet Nam for his position couraged and withdraw its sup-
but in light of recent disturbances port of South Viet Nam."
I believe the Buddhists felt 'he Sternberg attributed the Viet
had to go'." Nam difficulties to religious and
In an address last night, Stern- ethnic conflicts, which he said
make the idea of national unity
"something entirely different from
what we know in this country."
o' icane A lm a The general, who served on the
staff of Gen. William C. West-
moreland, commander of U.S.
1d D am a% e forces in Viet Nam, stated flatly

World News Round

of the SLCL, and workers for the
Congress of Racial Equality show-
ed concern as to the reaction.
"I have not lost confidence in
nonviolence," said King, who has
frequently opposed militants in
the movement.
King added that Meredith, re-
garded by Mississippi Negroes as
a heroic figure in the civil rights
struggle, has "gone through great
stress and strain."
Meredith, 33, broke the racial
bar at the University of Missis-
sippi in 1962. He started what he
called a "march against fear"
from Memphis last Sunday. He
was felled by two shotgun blasts
near Hernando, after walking 27
miles on the 225-mile route to the
state capital.

By The Associated Press
Foreign Relations Committee vot-
ed yesterday to cut $117 million
from the administration's request
for foreign economic aid and its
chairman predicted moves today
to reduce military aid as well.
Administration spokesmen have
described the administration's re-
quests as a "bare-bones" proposal
that could not be safely cut..
President Johnson is asking a
total of $3.4 billion-$2 46 billion
for economic assistance and $917
million for military aid.
Chairman J. W. Fulbright (D-
Ark) said the committee voted
17-1 to approve the bill as amend-
ed but withheld a decision on
whether to combine the economic
and military authorizations into
a single measure, as requested by
the House Foreign Affairs Com-
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania--
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy warned
yesterday an "explosive situation"
could develop in South Africa if
relations there between blacks and
whites remained unchanged.
"I'm not predicting there'll be
bloodshed and violence," the New
York Democrat told reporters on
his arrival from white-ruled South
"It's a very difficult problem but
I hope that's sufficient influence
in Africa and elsewhere to bring
about a peaceful solution."
Kennedy expressed belief the
situation could become explosive
not only for South Africa but for

the rest of the con
would increase bitter
passed and sent to
yesterday a bill des
sponsors as a "truth
ing" measure.
The vote was 72-9.
The administration
would increase the3
authority to regulat
aging and labeling of
cosmetics and househ
President Johnson
the action, saying
reaching measure
every housewife and
sumer in this nation.
"It is one of the mo
pieces of legislation
Congress this year," J
"I hope that the H
resentatives will act
that this measure ca
reality for every fam
ica," he added.
Johnson noted th
was sponsored by Se
Hart (D-Mich) and
Magnuson (D-Wash)
Supreme Court has r(
on adhousing decisi
yesterday that own(
family homes may di
The ruling clarified
decision by the high
Proposition 14-voted
fornians in Novembe
unconstitutional. Pr
would have allowed
crimination in some 1

- 1cthat "civilian government is not
possible in Viet Nam now," and
TOPEKA, Kan. (P)-A devastat- Meanwhile, Hurricane Alma added:
ing tornado ripped a 15-mile path smashed into the Florida pan- No Stable Regime
through this Kansas capital Wed- handle yesterday with 100-mile No Stablime
nesday night leaving at least 15 winds and flooding tides at the "I see no stabilization of the
dead and an estimated $100 million apparent end of a long trailof military regime, at least in the
in property damage. destruction. near future."
National Guardsmen and other Saving one of her strongest Sternberg acknowledged "a tre
relief workers continued an in- blows for last, the killer storm mendous contribution" by the
tensive search through the rubble sent hurricane-force winds within IVietnamese to the war effort.
after Mayor Charles W. Wright 20 miles of the state capitol at However, he said U.S. advisers
Jr., expressed fear more might Tallahassee. ar etrce
still be buried in the debris of AdlwyigFodacmui structure.
lec d paime s adde es And low-lying Florida communi- "There is no doubt in my mind
wrecked apartments and homes. ties along the Gulf of Mexico that without these advisors," he
More than 450 persons were in-reported streets awash in storm said "the country could never have
jured and 2,000 left homeless by tides following Alma's wake. Thou- weathered the recurrent crises."
the storm. At .least 70 remained sands fled to higher ground. Referring to antigovernment
hospitalized. Richard Garrett, U.S.
meteorologist, said the fact there 46 Dead demonstrations by Buddhist ele-
were no more deaths with such The hurricane, which left at ments, he said: "The Buddhist
a storm moving through a heavily least 46 dead in three nations and leaders now stirring things up are
populated area was a tribute to the vast crop damage in food-rationed idealistic. They think the situa-
work of stressing tornado safety Cuba, made probably its last land- tion in their country calls for more
in the past 15 years. fall as it moved over the fishing love and less military action. They
Mayor Wright made the $100 community of Alligator Point near don't want, to take over the gov-
million estimate. This is more than Apalachicola at the crook of the ernment."
five times the amount of the loss panhandle and stalled._ _ _ _ _ _ _
in the great flood of 1951 which Already weakened after raking
inundated a large portion of the the entire Gulf Coast of Florida, "Whosoever shall confess me be-
city and paralyzed it for days. the hurricane still thrashed the
University Hit thinly populated panhandle towns fore men, hin will confess also
The tornado first hit in the with sustained winds of 90 m.p.h. before my Father."
southwestern part of the city, and recorded at Crawfordville, just -MATHEW 10:32
cut diagnonally across to Munici- south of Tallahassee; was the
pal Airport at the northeast edge. highest yet clocked in Florida. A CHURCH OF CHRIST
In its path were luxury apart- tornado boiled up at Marianna,
ment, fine homes, Washburn Uni- demolishing an aluminum shed at 530 West Stadium
versity the downtown business a gladiolus farm.
district and the state Capitol, and
the industrial east side area, in- 1

ciuding the Santa Fe Hospital and
the plant of the Topeka Daily
Capital-State Journal.
Many buildings were leveled.
Others were damaged extensivelySABBATH
As officials sought an accurate
picture of the damage, President TONIGHT at Hi
Johnson telephoned his regrets toAd
Mayor Wright and to offer the Prof. Mordecai MAddr
assistance of federal agencies. I (Honoring his 8
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Zwerdling-Cohn Chapel By r.
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