THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SQtUrday, March 27, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, March 27, 1971
Viets order forced relocation of tribe
The warmth of springtime comes late to some. For them, lives
desolate are compensated with nature's company. Her feeble at-
tempts grow stronger day by day as her strength makes for long
walks in solitude that end at benches. Nature's warmth replaces
that of previous company.
Panel penalizes Thee
for excess spending
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locating Montagnards had been1
General Dzu ordered all pro-
vince chiefs in Region II 1 a t e
last summer to eliminate a 11
Montagnard hamlets rated C andt
D (contested and Viet Cong-con-E
trolled hamlets) by relocating1
them near lines of communica-E
tion. Senior U.S. officials in the
provinces defend the relocation onI
the grounds that it will deny the
population and resources of Mon-i
tagnard hamlets to the Viet Cong.-
In Washington a State Depart-
ment spokesman verified that the
Montagnards were "removed by
the Vietnamese military for secur-
But officials whose primary con-
cern is the welfare of the Mon-
tagnards say their interests are1
not being taken into account. "The
people carrying out this move
talk about security as though it)
were only military security,' says
one official in social welfare work.
"The Montagnards are more con-1
cerned about economic security."
U.S. officials in Saigon and in
the provinces say that when Dzu;
ordered the move last summer, he
ignored established regulations re-
quiring the submission of detailed
plans both for the movement and
for the economic and social wel-
fare of the relocation population.
Without prior planning, these
sources say, Dzu began to m o v e
during the autumn harvest season,
leaving relocated hamlets without
their rice supply for the remainder
of the year. He stopped the relo-
cation until the end of the har-
vest only in October after De-
puty Director of CORDS for Re-
gion II Edward T. Long wrote a
personal letter to Dzu requesting
In Darlac Province, the lack of
planning resulted in heavy losses
~ of livestock, rice and other val-
uable possessions in the process
of moving to the relocation sites,
d according to one official who has
interviewed the relocated Mon-
Only a fraction of the water
buffalo, cattle and other animals
t could be brought with the peo-
- ple, because of their hurried moves
s by truck and U.S. Chinook heli-
copters. Virtually all the hard-
a wood furniture found in Montag-
. nard longhouses had to be left be-
d hind. Cattle and ceremonial gongs
were stolen by ARVIN troopsmand
~later sold in a nearby Vietnamese
s market town.
e Since arriving at Buon Kli B
- relocation site, the Montagnards
have lost virtually all of the re-
o maining livestock. Only one cow
f was visible during a walking tour
t - -_
of Buon Wing A, one of the four1
hamlets at the site, and it ap-I
peared to be sick. When askedI
where their livestock was, people
answered that they had all died.
But the most urgent problem of
the Montagnard relocation cent-l
ers in Darlac is the shortage ofE
land. Montagnards find themselv-
es competing with Vietnamese as
well as with each other for the
limited supply of accessible land.
In several areas in the prov-4
ince recently relocated Montag-
nard hamlets have found t h a t
Vietnamese farmers have moved
in to cultivate much of the near-
At the same time, Vietnamese
are continuing to encroach on land
previously abandoned by relo-
cated Montagnards. U.S. officials
here point out that the same de-
velopments occurred after previous
Montagnard relocations in t h e
At Buon Drai Si, near Route 14
north of Banmethuot, 3,200 Mon-
tagnards relocated in May, 1970,
were promised by the district chief
that they would be able to farm
all the land west of the Eo De
River. But Vietnamese immed-
iately began farming the land.
At Buon Nie Ea Sah, where 2800
people were relocated in Decem-
ber, 1969, and January, 1970,
farmers from the nearby Viet-
namese village of Halan have con-
tinued to push west of the relo-2
cation sites to occupy the 1 a n d
promised to the Montagnards.
People in Buon Nie Ea Sah say
that the province chief met with
the village chiefs of Halan and
Nie Ea Sah last September and
promised the Montagnards all the
land on their side of Route 14, but
the Vietnamese refused to leave
the land, and nothing has been
heard from the province chief
South of Banmethuot at Buon
M'bre, U.S. engineers cleared sub-
stantial land for Montagnards who
resettled last October. But when
they arrived at Buon M'bre, Viet-
namese had already begun to
move onto their land.
At Buon Kli B, with nearly 7,000
people the largest resettlement site,
in Larlac Province, population
pressure and advancing Vietnam-
ese farmers leave the Montagnards
with only a fraction of the land
required to sustain themselves.
Before the move, Vietnamese
province officials planned to allot
only two-tenths of a hectare to
each family. But U.S. social wel-
fare advisers estimate that a
minimum of two hectares is need-
ed to sustain a Montagnard fam-
One thousand hectares of clear-
ed land near the resettlement site
is already being farmed by 100
Vietnamese farmers with tractors.
The land squeeze is forcing re-
located Montagnards to c h o o s e
between cultivating parcels of land
too small to support them trying
to walk long distances to f i n d
more land, or looking for em-
At Buon Nie Ea Sah, a lo c al
resident-said that the people have
an average of one-half to one
hectare per family, and that most
families were not getting enough
to eat. At Buon Kli B, Montag-
nard farmers report having to walk
as far as 10 kilometers to find
One educated Montagnard re-
marked bitterly that the relocation
centers in Darlac surrounded by
Vietnamese-occupied land "look'
like Indian reservations."
-He suspects that Vietnamese
policy is aimed at making r u r a 1
proletariat out of relocated Mon-
tagnards, noting that in Lam Dong
Province as well, Vietnamese re-
located Montagnards near a tea
A dispute between Montagnards
and Mrs. Nguyen Cao Ky over
claims to 3,700 acres in another
Central Highland province w a s
reported in January. Mrs. Ky says
the land is "public domain" while
the Montagnards argue they should
regain the land after it is retaken
from the Viet Cong.
Asked about the possibility of
Montagnards reclaiming their
former lands in the future, Henry
Sandri, deputy director of the
office of development operations at
CORDS Regional Headquarters in
Nhatrang, replied, "They can file
a claim anytime, but security will
determine whether and when they
can go back."
But he said that he did not
understand why Vietnamese farm-
ers were farming in areas which
Montagnards had been forced to
leave for reasons of security.
Deputy Senior Advisor Bartley
says that relocated Montagnards
in Darlac "are reacting to the
move as though it is permanent.
The longer they stay there the
less they will want to go back to
the old buons."
But a Montagnard leader in
Banmethuot vehemently disagrees.
"All of them want to go back,"
he says. "There they had very
gdod land. Here they can't do any-
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various pamphlets, leaflets, and
other posters, and decided not to
use the 470 unused silkscreen
Thee also admitted that he had
made a mistake in saying Thurs-
day night at the first hearing that
he had purchased only 200 silk-
"It would have been the honest
thing to go to Bob (SGC Elections
Director Bob Nelson) and explain
that I've had these things made. I
didn't and I was wrong," Thee
Thee felt that the unused cam-
paign materials should not have
been included in his total cam-
paign expenses. "To count those as
campaign expenditures is really
ridiculous," Thee explained.
Board members responded, how-
ever, that the possession of large
quantities of materials over the
$100 market value limit, ga Thee
operating leverage in his came-
paign not available to other can-
After the ruling was announced,
Thee said, "The amount by which
I was alleged to have exceeded the
expense limit was for materials
in no way intended for campaign
use. The total expenses for cam-
paign materials that have been
or will be used is $101."
"I am sure that this kind of smaar
tactic will not a f f e c t the de-
cision of the students at this Uni-
versity who want to finally have
a representative and effective
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week's election. The plan would
tax each student $1.85, of which
one dollar would go to each stu-
dent's school government, with the
remaining 85 'cents going to Stu-
dent Government Council.
"The plan would help us in-
crease our legitimacy," s a y s
Bridges. Ratner says an advantage
in the plan is that it "gives the
school governments autonomy"
from the University power struc-
The ten candidates running for
the seven executive council seats
are: Jenny Allen, Russ Bikoff, Bob
Black, Brenda McGandy, Bill Ja-
cobs, Matalee Smokevitch, James
Steel, Marc Steinberg, Steve Weiss-
man, and David Young.
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During both hearings Thee an
his running mate, Jim Kent, ex-
pressed doubt about the motiva
tions of Heyn and others "behin
Kent remarked last night tha
"I see the whole thing as a poli
tical move against two candidate
who are running for office."
"I'll be damned if this isn'ta
witchhunt." Thee said last night
Gutman responded, "No, I would
not consider it a witchhunt. It wa
a fair complaint, filed properly,
"At the time the complaint wa
filed there was reason to believ
the complaint had some legiti
SGC President Marty Scott, who
is running for re-election, said o
the board proceedings last nigh
that "it's really a harassment, an
"I'm really unhappy about t hE
whole thing," he added.
Also at the hearing last night
SGC candidate Brad Taylor, g
behalf of the Student Caucus par
ty, filed a complaint against Th
Daily for stating SGC member
Jay Hack was "seeking re-elec
Hack was never elected to SGC
but was appointed to a vacan
Questioned about the complain
Taylor said, "In presenting th
real situation to the student Th
Daily is negligent. Our complain
concerns a distortion of the trut.
by The Daily and is a means o
fighting the political 'bossism' o
the small group of people wh
control the Michigan Machine
At the hearing, Taylor com
mented about his complaint: "Let
face it. Sometimes we're not ser
ious. We're just trying to winE
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