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Thu'rsdary, September 19, 1974

THE Ml(:HiGAN DAILY

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Thursday, September 19, 1974 THE M1(WIGAN DAILY Page Three

Deserters wary

Oil imports, investments cause

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of Ford
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (A) -1
The first Vietnam war deserters
inquiring here about President
Ford's clemency plan were re-
luctant to call, afraid of being
sent to jail and woried about
possible military harassment.
Most of the callers seemed
eager to return home, but want-
ed to think it over for a while,
officials at Ft. Benjamin Har-
rison said.
The Army Clemency Informa-
tion Center had received 49 calls
by yesterday morning from per-
sons claiming to ae Army de-
serters or from famdies or at-
U.S. border
corruption
disclosed
WASHINGTON () - The Jus-
tice Department acknowledges
that it has had problems inves-
tigating corruption along the
U.S.-Mexican border, but says
it found no cover-up of crim-
inal activity by U.S. border of-
ficials.
Deputy Atty. Gen. Lawrence
Silberman testified Tuesday be-
fore the House subcommittee on
legal and monetary affairs, in
answer to allegations that the
department failed to pursue re-
ports of criminal activity among
Immigration and Naturalization
Service officers.
REVIEWING THE depart-
ment's handling of Operation
Clean Sweep, an investigation
o( border corruption, Silberman
acknowledged that "institution-
al and personal rivalries and
personality conflicts temporar-
ily affected investigations a n d
prosecutions."
He also said one investigation
might have been more success-
ful if different investigative or
prosecutional decisions had been
made.
Silberman said his objective
in reviewing the department's
activities was "to gather . .
allegations of wrongdoing n o t
previously investigated as part
of Operation Clean Sweep..."
Rep. Leo Ryan, a California
Democrat who said more than
600,000 aliens are living illegal-
ly in his state, criticized Silber-
man and the Justice Depart-
ment for not producing evidence
that "there's any kind of ser-
ious and effective pursuit of
the problem."
RYAN, in an interview after
the hearing, accused the de-
partment of being "so full of
bureaucratic bungling they can
not move.
"There is, was and will be
the kind of traffic in human
flesh, narcotics and criminal ac-
tivities on a daily basis that has
to shock a civilized nation and
they can't get anything done,"
he said. He was refering to al-
legations that officers had en-
gaged in rape, robbery and
murder while permitting illegal
immigration into the U n i t e d
States.
Silberman told 'the subcom-
mittee 321 cases had been oen-
P by the FBI as part of Oper-
e"n Clean Sweep. He said 35
remain open waiting further
action and more than 125 have
been closed because the depart-
ment lacks sufficient evidence.
Seven immigration service
emloyes and two Customs of-
ficials in the Southwest h a v e

pleaded guilty to various charg-
es of corruption.

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plan

billion quarterly deficit

torneys representing them. Oth-
er inquiries had been made by
deserters from other branches
of the service, but the Army
was not including them in its
total.
Officials had predicted the in-
quiries would increase sharpiy
by yesterday, but 't might be
next week before any sizable
number of deserters report for
processing.
THE INFORMATION Zener
is merely four telephones on
two wooden tables pushed to-
gether in the middle of a large
file room at the Army Finance
Center at Ft. Benjamin Har-
rison here. The green metal fil-
ing -cabinets contain the records
of all Army deserters.
Four men at a tim, working
eight-hour shifts, man the tele-
phones. What are the attitudes
of the career soldiers assigned
the duty of handling the calls?
"It's not my deesio . Some-
one else decided to give them
amnesty," replied Sgt. Francis
Stewart, a 13-year veteran.
Capt. Phillip Barnett took the
job in stride. As chief of the
Army's absentee and deserter
division, his task has changed
from helping author ies track
down deserters to helping guide
them home.
THE CALLERS were asked
first to give their names, serv-
ice grade, date of birth and
Social Security or service num-
ber. Then they were asked for
their addresses, where the Army
could send a letter informing
them if they were eligible for
clemency.
Only those who deserted or
went AWOL during the Vietnam
era of 1964-1973 and who had no
other charges against them
could qualify.
The address proved to be the
stumbling block.
"Some refused to give it and
said they would call hack in a
few days after thinking it ever,"
Barnett said.
"I had about half a dizen say,
'If I give you my add:ess, will
I be arrested?' "
Stewart, who worked the same
shift, said, "Mainly they want-
ed to know what their respon-
sibilities are going to be; what's
going to hapen; are they going
to go to jail."
Some had others call for
them.
"AT TIMES it would be a
wife calling, but you could tell
the husband was standing be-
hind them funneling informa-
tion," Barnett said.
In each case, the caller was
assured there would be no ef-
fort to apprehend him, even if
he rejected the clemency offer
or was ineligible. Officials said
about half the calls Tuesday
were from within the United
States.
"The idea is not entrapment,"
said Col. Leonard Reed, public
affairs officer. "The idea is len-
iency."
One caller was assured he
would not be required to get his
hair cut during processing.
FT. HARRISON will provide
direct processing for Army de-
serters and administrative sup-
nort, including housing and food,
for those from other services.
The other services will supply
their own procesing and legal
personnel.
Capt. John Seawell, post de-
nuty public information of-
ficer, said persons accepting
clemency are expected to reort
slowly with no large numbers
arriving immediately.
"They're going to wait and
see who's first and what hap-
pens to him," Reed added.

WASHINGTON (P) - The
government reported yesterday
that the country's balance of
payments was in deficit by $2.7
billion in the second quarter of
the year, due largely to a big
outflow of dollars to pay for
foreign oil and an increase in
U. S. investments abroad.
The second quarter deficit
compared with a surplus in the
first three months of the year of
$1.8 billion and was the biggest
deficit since $2.9 billion in the
third quarter of 1972.
The adverse shift in the bal-
ance of payments, which ap-
peared to be much larger than
expected, marks a resumption
of the big flow of dollars out of
the United States that was par-
tially responsible for two deval-
uations of the dollar in 1971
and 1973.
THE COMMERCE Depart-
ment said the nation's trade

balance with foreign countries1
was in deficit by $1.6 billionl
during the second quarter, com-
pared with a near balance in
the previous three months. The+
big difference, it said, was in
sharply increased payments forI
oil imports.
The department also reported+
a net outflow from the UnitedI

States of $1.2 billion in long-
term private capital transac-
tions, compared with an inflow
of $500 million in the first
quarter.
There was an increase of $1
billion in U. S. direct investment
abroad, the department report-
ed, raising the total for the per-
iod to $1.6 billion.

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SAIGON 6P-The peacekeep-, chitects and Engineers, Inc., transportation to the peacekeep-
ing in South Vietnam is in dan- one of two major contracting ers across the nation, Le Blanc
ger of collapse unless it re- firms serving the ICCS, to dis- said.
ceives funds to pay off its continue its services unless the One top-ranking LCCS offic-
debts in a week, authoritative commission pays its bills, the ial said that without those serv-
sources said yesterday. sources said. ices "it would be impossible for
According to the informants, The commission, composed of us to stay."
. the four - nation International Iran, Indonesia, Hungary and Le Blanc said the last con-
Commission of Control and Su- Poland, is about $5 million to tract his company had with IC-
pervision - ICCS - has al- $6 million in the red, with about CS expired last month and ne-
I ready drawn up a plan to with- $2 million of this owed to the 'gotiations were still under way
draw its cease-fire teams from contracting firm, the sources for a renewal, but the commis-
the field by next Wednesday in added. sion's failure to pay the current
I the face of its worst financial Vincent Le Blanc, staff as- debts would give his company
crisis since formation in Janu- sistant to the contractor's gen- "no choice but to stop."
ary, 1973. eral manager, said the com-
The problem stems in part pany was implementing "order-
from the refusal of North Viet- ly proceedings" to terminate anted:
nam and the Viet Cong to pay its services.
their share, the sources said. THE FIRM'S services to the TEMPORARY
THE PLAN FOR ICCS with- ICCS include provision of se-, PARENTS
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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Thursday, September 19 1 Education: Seymour Feshbach,
"The Antecedents of Reading Fail-
Day Calendar ure: Early Identification of High
WUOM: Live coverage, Senate For.' Risk Children," Schorling Aud.,
Rels. Coin. hearings on Detente & SEB., 4 pm.
U. S. Rels. with communist coun- Engineering: Helmut Knapp,
tries, with scheduled witness, Kis- Tech. U. of Berlin, "Determination
singer, 10 am.. of Binary Diffusion Coefficients,"
Regents Meetings: Admin. Bldg.,~ 336 W. Eng., 4 pm.
11 am; Sisson Rm., Fair Lane Ctr., Geology, Mineralogy: Geo. De
Dearborn, 3 pm. vries Klein, U. of Illinois, "Sedi-
Engineering: Helmut Knapp, Tech. mentary-Tectonis of the South-
U. of Berlin, "Measurement of Cal- western and Equatorial Pacific De-
oric Properties of Muticomponents termned from Leg 30 Deep Sea
Systems in a Calorimeter," 229 W. Drilling Project Cores," 1528 CC
Eng., 11 am.I Little, 4 pm.
CEW: Tenth anniversary luncheon Nuclear Seminar: H. Baer, Case
& premiere showing of half-hour:I Western Reserve U., "Radiative Pion
video tape documentary, "Two We- Capture Studies at the Berkeley 184-
men - Twenty Years," Anderson inch Cyclotron," P-A Bldg., Coiloq.
Rm., Union, 12:30 p.m.; tickets,.,Rmn., 4 pm.
$4.00, available at Ctr., 328, 330 j Music School: Irene Brychcin,
Thompson. clarinet Doctoral, Recital Hall, 8
Naval Arch., Marine Eng.: R. K., pm.
Kiss, U. S. Maritime Admin., "The Bach Club: Jongleurs, German
Effect of Oil Pollution Considera- Medieval, renaissance songs, Law
tions on Ship Design," 311 W. Eng., Quad, 8 pm.
3:10 pm, _--------------
MHRI: Arnold J. Mandell, Chair- --- -
man, Psychiatry, U. of Cal. Med. I --------' r
Sch., San Diego, "NeurobIological
Mechanisms of Adaptation in
Brain," 1057 MHRI, 3:45 pm.
Ctr. Early Childhood Development,
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