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news briefs
by The Associated Press
ISRAELI FORCES withdrew from southeastern Lebanon yes-
terday as the Lebanese army began moving into Arab guerilla
havens after four days of Israeli attacks in the area.
Israel put guerrilla losses at 50 dead and 100 wounded, but the
guerrillas claimed losses of 20 dead and 36 wounded.
Leaflets distributed to villagers in the area warned of further
Israeli assaults unless Lebanon clamps down on Palestinian guerrilla
activity. The attacks were made in retaliation for guerrilla raids last
week that killed five Israelis.
Israeli officials had declared earlier yesterday that they would
not heed a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding that Israel
halt the fighting and pull out of Lebanon.
BOMB BLASTS, sniper fire at British police, and rioting erupt-
ed in Belfast, Northern Ireland yesterday while British troops
raided a hideout and arrested two.
In Aldershot, England, two Irish construction workers were charg-
ed with last week's Irish Republican Army revenge bombing of an
army base that killed seven.
Meanwhile, in Washington Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) urged
the Nixon administration yesterday to "end its policy of silence" and
offer U.S. mediation to Northern Ireland. British parliamentarians.
responded by proposing a British investigation of race relations in
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Tuesday, February 29, 1972 Page Three


Viets dri~ve

into Cambodia

NEARLY 100 INMATES and guards were treated for injuries socatd Press
after New York correction officers stormed a Rikers Island -Aerocfateis rasai
cellblock to put down a three-hour uprising.
Five hostage guards were freed unharmed when the assault force Paratroopers carry the Union Jack-draped coffin of Father Gerard
of club-swinging officers entered the cellblock under clouds of tear- Weston, the Roman Catholic Paratrooper Chaplain who died in
gas late Sunday afternoon and restored order after 15 minutes of last week's terrorist attack at Aldershot, at the funeral in Crosby,
hand-to-hand fighting. Langs, England yesterday.
Cause of the disturbance was unclear. Damage was described as
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THE SUPREME COURT yesterday unanimously rejected a
challenge to regulations requiring Detroit policemen to live within
city limits.
The Detroit Police Officers' Association and three individual of-
ficers had contended the rule, adopted by the city council in 1968,
was discriminatory and violated "a constitutional right to live where
one pleases."
However, the court upheld the decision of the Michigan Supreme
Court which ruled last August that the law was reasonable because
of the "special relationship between the community policed and the
THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL, in a vote inspired partly by
U.S. legislation which permits importation of Rhodesian chrome
ore, resolved yesterday to adhere to a 1968 U.N. embargo on
Rhodesin goods.

Supreme Court to
test broadcast. right
WASHINGTON (A) - The Su- asked the FCC for an order requir-
preme Court agreed yesterday to ing broadcasters to sell time to
decide whether radio and televis- responsible groups for the solici-
ion stations are required to broad- tation of funds and for comment
cast paid advertisements on mat- on public issues..
ters in public dispute.
tersin pblicdispte.The FCC turned the Democrats
In granting a hearing to the down, but last August the U.S.
Federal Communications Commis- Circuit Court ruled that a total
sion (FCC) and two networks the ban on editorial advertising vio-
court kept the FCC from setting lates the First Amendment.

SAIGON (A') - The South Viet-
namese army launched another
operation inside Cambodia S u n-
day and reported nine battles with
the Communists in that country
and in South Vietnam. Units of the
U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division re-
ported two clashes with Commun-
ist soldiers yesterday only 30
miles northeast of Saigon.
The Saigon command said the
fighting between its forces and
Communist command troops dur-
ing the nine battles has killed or
wounded nearly 200 soldiers on
both sides.
In the engagements, the com-
mand claimed 136 North Vietnam-
ese and Viet Cong troops were kill-
ed while Saigon forces suffered 20
killed End 37 wounded. The South
Vietnamese forces had air and ar-
tillery strike support.
The new drive into Cambodia,
the command said, started with
nearly 1,500 South Viet-
namese troops in an attempt to
halt infiltration of Communist
soldiers into South Vietnam.
Two other Cambodian drives,
one launched Feb. 1 and thedother
last Thursday, were under w a y
further south. These operations,
the command said, were designed
to check enemy infiltration toward
Saigon and the western Mekong
Only 30 miles northeast of Sai-
gon, two units of the 1st Air Cav-
alry Division reported killing nine
Communist command soldiers in
two separate actions near F i r e
Base Fiddler's Green. There were
no American casualties.
U.S. B52 bombers flew 12 mis-
sions Sunday night in the north-
western quadrant of South Viet-
nam bordering Laos between Khe
Sanh and the A Shau Valley in an
attempt to block a Communist
offensive. U.S. military sources
said a buildup of North Vietnam-
ese troops and supplies was con-
tinuing in that area.
In another development yester-
day, the U.S. Command reported
that American troop strength in
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Vietnam dropped by 3,000 last
week, to 124,100. President Nixon
has ordered troop strength in Viet-
nam cut to 69,000 by May 1.
In a related development, mili-
tary sources said two companies
from the cavalry division found
two more bodies in an area where
on Saturday a 15,000-pound bomb
was dropped in an attempt to
destroy the headquarters of the
33rd North Vietnamese Regiment,
killing two.
Tarr against
a ne t tdaft exiles
WASHINGTON UP) - Selective
Service Director Curtis, Tarr told
senators yesterday that granting
amnesty to Vietnam war draft
resisters would be unfair and set
a dangerous precedent.
Tarr told Sen. Edward Kennedy's
judiciary subcommittee that the
ed by granting total amnesty now.
Kennedy (D-Mass.), however,
said "most of the political leaders
of this country are asking for a;m-
nesty from their past positions on
war and they're going to the
American public to .try to get it."
Tarr said some Americans who
fled the country and were not un-
der indictment might have since
become eligible for conscientious
objector status because of' Su-
preme Court decisions
Tarr said he would instruct draft
boards to give these men a chane
to reopen their draft status, but
Selective Service officials said the
number is not likely to be large.
While estimates of those who
have left the country rather than
face the draft have ranged up to
70,000 and the number of those
jailed has been said to be about
500, Tarr said 6,000 draft reg&
trants face possible prosecution.
He said that if they were not pen-
alized, it would be difficult to jus-
tify the continuation of the draft
at all.
Tarr said the induction process
might not be harmed by the pro-
posal of Sen. Robert Taft, (R-OhioP
to grant amnesty if the draft re-
sister accepts either induction or
alternative service.

up guidelines until a decision is In that decision, Judge J. Skel-
Both the U.S. and Britain abstained from voting. reached. This could take a year ly Wright ruled that a broad-
The U.N. sanctions were imposed after Prime Minister Ian or more., caster who accepts some kinds of
Smith's regime broke away from Britain to preserve white rule. A This means stations will n o t paid advertising, must also accept
recent agreement reached by the two countries gives blacks political have to carry paid announcements advertisements on public issues.
reent agreement reached byon such issues as the Vietnam war Appeals by the FCC, American
power over a long period. and other politically sensitive top- Broadcasting Company (ABC), Co-
Many U.N. delegates attacked the U.S. lifting of the ban on im- ics during this year's election cam-: lumbia Broadcasting System
ports, but the U.S. delegate said "most of the permanent members" paign. (CBS) and operators of WTOP ar-
of council have also been accused of violations. The dispute arose in 1969 when gued that this would give unfair ad-
-- - --WTOP, a Washington radio station, vantage to affluent partisans, cut
declined to accept one-minute paid down the time available for news
announcements by a group of busi- and public affairs programs, in-
nessmen opposed to the Vietnam volve the courts in broadcast regt-
Swar.lation, restrict the FCC's supervis-
SThen.in a separate test, the ion, and hamper the journalistic
Democratic National Committee_ freedom of broadcasters.
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