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September 25, 1964 - Image 3

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Calls Board



Rail Bargaining,


Threat Avoided

Viet Tribe Rebels

T Group To

French Student Union Demands Salar
Third of Four Articles invasion of their rights to as- had to work hard to get into the dence that the American cust
By RITA DERSHOWITZ semble and the outcome was the university; admission is deter- of summer jobs was catching
Collegiate Press Service arrest of over 200 students. A mined by an examination, the in Paris.
newspaper account written shortly "baccalaureat," taken upon gradu- Reorganization
PARIS-The student strike is a after the incident Yioted that "in ation from secondary school at The government Is consider
traditional and time - honored a country where the workers are about age 18. The "bac," a no- several plans for the struct
method of influencing French becoming increasingly bourgeois, toriously difficult exam, is de-
educational policy; honored, that the students are practically the signed to pass only one-third of reorganization of the system.
is, among the militant and highly only thing.the, old political parties the students who take it. observers of the Paris scene,
indignant studentsant.and assure strangers that if Fren
i still have available for rioting.~ This year, 100,000 received the oficials begin to talk about
The most recent, and what ob- Under the present conditions of bac degree; in 20 years the num- proposal now, it will be sure
se s tthe French university the stu- ber will increase by 500 per cent. to go into effect for at le
demand of the French national dent has little choice but to be a, Once having passed that, however, another five years UNEF and
union of students if for the "allo- "consumer of culture." Classes the student is free to enter any organization of professors are v
cation d'etudes" or study salary, with enrollments 'of 200 to 400 faculty of any university in the vocal in their delands for m<
of $80 a month for all students. students hardly stipulate student- country, register for courses and money, more space and me
If the demand is not met, and it teacher interaction. Because the not take another exam until the teachers. But when brought dc
stuni elwlthaten to tae toeuniversity is not physically equip- end of the year, at which time it to specifics, none of them
the streets again, and it is likely ped to contain all students who will be determined if he can con- offer concrete proposals or rea
that th wl are enrolled, a large number can- tinue to the next year. tic programs of reform.
tathywinot even attend the lectures. Students spend a great deal of
The Union Nationale des Etu- One of the, most profitable en- time in seemingly interminable One disillusioned young Ame
diants de France (UNEF) has de- terprises within the University of conversations in the cafes that can who has been studying at
veloped in the vpast few years as Paris is polycopying, the publish- line the streets of the student Sorbonne for the past year su
the spokesman and bargaining ing of lecture notes for students quarter. No organized social life marized it this way: "One day
agent for French students, par- who do not attend lectures. UNEF exists; there are no extra-curricu- students riot, knowing full 'c
ticularly the great mass of stu- provides a very valuable service for lar activities as American stu- that nothing will come of it. 7
dents living in Paris. its members with its- widely-used dents know them, and students are next day the. professors str
Riot Proportions polycopies, which are legitimate left to pursue their own lives in- Then de Gaule decides that
A call for a strike can bring and acceptable study aids. dependently outside classes. Study- bomb is more important than
thousands of students to the The French university student ing is considered a full-time oc- educated population anyway.
streets, inevitable clashes with the leads a very different life from cupation, and this summer was the end result is a feeling of fr


BAN ME THUOT, Viet Nam 40,
-Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh in-
tervened personally yesterday im
a simmering rebellion of Americar
tr a in e d mountain tribesmen
against lowland Vietnamese.' A
handful of United States Army
World News
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Senate-House
onferees on the Social Security
bill yesterday remained deadlocked
over tlhe question of a health care
plan for the elderly. Some advo-
cates of such a plan in the con-
ference thought that a tentative
agreement had been reached on
one at the morning session.
" t s

special forces troops is trying to
mediate the explosive situation.
The caretaker premier flew to,
this heavily garrisoned mountain
town, 160 miles north of Saigon,
to tackle the problem created las1
weekend by a bloody uprising of,
several hundred tribesmen 'th('
Americans trained and armed to
fight as irregularsagainst the
Communist Viet Cong.

'Cooling-Off' Period
Specified for 60 Days
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -The threat of
a nationwide rail strike by firemen
and enginemen was postponed for
60 days yesterday as President
Lyndon B. Johnson created an
emergency board to look into thel
labor dispute.

NICOSIA-Cyprus police said
y'esterday they have apprehlended
1 five men of the Swedish con-
tingent of the United Nations
peace force in Cyprus smuggling'
arms and ammunition on behalf
of Turkish Cypriots.
BERLIN - An agreement per-
mitting West Berliners to cross
the Berlin wall during four holi-
day periods in the next nine
months to visit relatives in the
city's; Soviet sector was signed yes-
terday by East German and West
Berlin representatives.
Sprelates from five ,nations yes-
Vatican Ecumenical Council dec-
laration on religious freedom
Most of the objections in St. Pe-
ter's Basilica reflected a conserva-
tive attitude in Roman Catholi-
cism that if Catholics possess the
only true faith, then all other:
believers are in error and cannot
expect full religious liberty of con-
WASHINGTON - The Johnsor
administration has rejected an
attempt by the Organization of
African Unity to halt United States
military assistance to the trou-
bled Congo. "We could not agree
to discuss our aid to the Congc
without the participation of the
Congolese government at whose
request our aid is given," a State
Department press officer said.


About 4000 government troop
and 12 field guns guarded Ban
Me Thuot against a possible on-
slaught by the heavily armed
mountain people, who slew per-
haps 50 lowland Vietnamese offi-
cers and soldiers at their camps
last weekend and, seized 50 othe
Vietnamese as hostages.
The mountaineers, members of
I th Rhade tribedid not appear
in a mood for bargaining. Wear-
ing camouflaged uniforms, they
maintained barricades around foui
of their camps in the area and
kept control of a bridge on na-
tional Route 14.'
They were still angry about the
Vietnamese ambush of a truck
convoy of tribesmen who had
started through the no man's land
toward the Vietnamese lines Tues-
day with an assurance of safe
Freund's status is somewher,.
between that of a hostage and
chief negotiator between the gov-
ernment and the rebels. He con-
ducted a message exchange with
Ban Me Thuot via a battery-pow-
ered radio and a U.S. Army light
plane circling overhead as a fly-
ing relay station.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive police, and something that ap-
Firemen and Enginemen had -proaches riot proportions. Last
threatened a strike against 'the November UNEF led a strike de-
nation's major rail. lines this signed to attract public attention
morning in support of wage de- to the students' plight.
mands that include a proposed 25 The demands of the striking
per cent across-the-board increase, students centered upon salary;
The President's action was rec- doubling the present number of
ommended by the National Rail- assistant professors, who are us-
way Mediation Board which said ually graduate students relieving
that the threatened strike "would the professors from routine cleri-
interrupt interstate commerce to cal responsibilities; tripling class-
a degree such as to deprive much room space and a part in the ad-
of the country of essential trans- ministration of the universities.
portation service." Demonstrations sometimes take
The board told Johnson the on an aura of personal vendette,
wage dispute had been "intensive- usually directed against. the min-
ly mediated and that a proffer of ister. In February UNEF decided to
arbitration was. declined by the embarrass Christian Fouchet, the
labor organization." ' current Minister of Education (the
The 70,000-member union serv- turnover is high; four Ministers
ed notice of wage demands last in the Fifth Republic alone in an
Dec. 2. They got their last wage otherwise stable government).
increase of 56 cents a day March Fouchet was scheduled to arrive
1, 1961. A union spokesman said with visiting Italian President
the 'average daily rate for fire- I Segni and the students were set
men is $21.60 and $25 for engineers. I to refuse them entrance to their
Union President H. E. Gilbert university.
'said he sincerely hopes the board' Old Parties
will eventually come up with rec- A small army of police sur-
ommendations that "will provide rounded the Sorbonne to prevent
the basis for a peaceful solution." rioting; students viewed this as an
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