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Tuesday, January 14, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Tuesday, January 14, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

U.S. FILES PROTEST:

F ighting heats
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Foreign car sales dip in 1974

upIn
SAIGON, South Vietnam (P) --
South Vietnam claimed its war-
planes, flying one of their big-
gest missions of the war yes-
terday, wrecked a 400-truck
North Vietnamese convoy car-
rying men and supplies for an
offensive against the central
highlands city of Kontum.
In Cambodia, government
troops fought insurgents on the
west bank of the Mekong River
opposite Neak Luong, a major
naval base 35 miles southeast
of Phnom Penh. Rebel gunners
shelled the town itself, reported-
ly killing 10 civilians.
THE UNITED STATES pro-
tested on yesterday what it
termed a grave violation of the
Vietnam peace agreement by
Hanoi in resuming warfare in
South Vietnam.
In a note addressed to the:
guarantors of the 1973 Paris:
peace agreement, the United
States said North Vietnam has
built up its main forces in South
Vietnam through the illegal in-
filtration of more than 160,000
troops since the Paris agree-
ment was concluded on Jan. 27,
1973. Armored vehicles, artil-
lery and antiaircraft weapons
also were greatly increased, the
note said.
The South Vietnamese 2nd1
Corps command said the six-
hour,, 100-mission attack on the
convoy destroyed more than
200 Soviet-built Molotova trucks
and killed 170 North Vietnamese
troops.
THE COMMAND said South
Vietnamese bombers set afire:
scores of trucks carrying fuel,
antiaircraft guns and troops of.
a North Vietnamese division
which the command said were
to be used to attack Kontum,
260 miles north of Saigon.
The convoy had come through
a North Vietnamese road net-
work in Laos and was about six
miles from Kontum when at-
tacked. The city, only 25 miles
east of the Laotian border, was
a main target of Communist
drives in 1968 and 1972 but was:
never captured.
There was no immediate cor-
roboration of the 2nd Corps
headquarters claim.

i.1. Asia
THE NORTH VIETNAMESE
and Viet Cong launched a re-
gional offensive last Dec. 6 in
the southern half of South Viet-
nam but the central highlands
has been free of major fighting.
Field reports said North Viet-
namese forces launched fresh
attacks along the Binh Dinh
coastal plain about 300 miles
northeast of Saigon where a rice
growing region around Bong
Son district town is being con-
tested. Most of the fighting re-
ported Monday was concentrat-
ed in South Vietnam's fertile
Mekong Delta.
The Saigon command claimed
182 North Vietnamese and Viet
Cong killed in four major bat-
tles in the delta. It listed its
own losses as six men killed, 67
wounded and 11 missing.
THE BIGGEST clash took
place along the Cambodian bor-
der 55 miles west of Saigon,
where a North Vietnamese ar-
mored column attacked a South
Vietnamese frontier outpost
manned by about 10 troops, the
command said. It claimed five
North Vietnamese armored per-
sonnel carriers were destroyed
by South Vietnamese bombersE
and artillery.
Cambodian troop reinforce-k
ments reportedly arrived Mon-
day in Neak Luong, now the
temporary home of 20,000 re-
fugees from surrounding vill-
ages. It has been hit by more
than 100 rounds of high explo-
sives daily since the dry-sea-
son offensive began New Year's
Day.
Rebel forces control 45 miles
of river bank along the 60-mile
stretch of river between South
Vietnam and Phnom Penh.
Neak Luong lies at the midway
point on the river's east bank.
ALL ROADS to the capital
have put cut for some time and
river convoys from Saigon have
been halted since the dry sea-
son offensive began.
In Phnom Penh eight persons'
were reported wounded when
two rockets landed in front of
an American diplomat's house.
The U. S. official was at work
and none of his family was in-I
jured. It was the 13th straight
day of rebel shelling of the city.

DETROIT (R) - Foreign cars registered sales lo
began 1974 with record sales in 44 per cent during
the United States, sputtered Volkswagen, the
most of the year, spurted in est importer, repot
early fall, and then wound up 30 per cent to 334
in nearly as bad a slump as largest importers,
their domestic competition.rt Datsun, were off 18
Nevertheless, the imports 20 per cent for the
claimed 16 per cent of the tively.
American car market, a record
piece of the pie. Mazda, the woan
SALES of the mostly small the early 1970, rn
imports soared during the gas- per cent decline t
oline shortage last winter. Then sales for the yea
inflation and later recession nese maker blam
burst the balloon and deliv- on U. S. tests the
eries dropped 20 per cent from rotary-powered ei
1973. per cent less fuel e
But an even more severe 23 ______________
' per cent drop in sales of U. S.-
made cars left the imports'
market share up from 15.5 per CA R E E
cent the year before.
"Taking everything into con-
sideration I'd say it was a very
average year for imports, one
auto analyst said. "They took
advantage of the gasoline short-
ages last winter, but then so
did domestic small cars. P'anning
"IMPORTS WILL be back to ,
15 per cent of the market in PlaCeme
1975," the analyst added.
Imports rallied in early fall
when their 1974dcars with 1974
prices were competing with the
more expensive 1975 American
models. But when new import
models debuted with higher
prices, the sales surge ended.
Foreign car sales for the year CA
totaled 1.41 million, compared
with a record 1.77 million in
1973.
IT WAS STILL the third high-
est import total in U. S. history,
bitt that was little consolation
to the 14 of 20 importers who R

a comparable piston engine.
SALES DECLINES were also
registered by British Leyland,
17 per cent; Volvo, 11 per cent;
Mercedes-Benz, 9 per cent;
Saab, 22 per cent; Subaru, 39
I per cent; Porsche, 11.5 per cent,
{Renault, 4 pe rcent; and Alfa-
Romeo, 17 per cent.
Among imports marketed by
U. S. companies, Buick's Ger-
man-made Opel had a 13 per:
cent sales decline and Mer-
cury 's Capri was off 33 per cent..
But Dodge's Japanese-built Colt
reported a 21 per cent gain.
Fiat, one of the six importers,

that made sales gains in the
United States, reported a 23
per cent increase to 72,029 units,
an all-time record.
SALES OF Japan's Honda
were up 11 per cent for the
year; Germany's Audi and
BMW were up 9 and 10 per cent
respectively, and France's
Peugeot had a 90 per cent gain
to 7,948 units.
Import sales accounted for a
record 19 per cent of the U. S.
market last January, when fuel
shortages made small cars with
high fuel economy popular
among American consumers.

11 1

SENIORS and

GA

STUDET

13 students arrested'
in Boston violence

AP Photo
MARGARET WILSON, a black lawyer from St. Louis, is ex-
pected to become the new chairwoman of the National As-
sociation for the Advancement of Colored People.
we
Wilson expected to
headNAC
NEW YORK (A) - The Na-I fighting race and sex discrimi-
tional Association for the Ad- nation, would pioneer in choos-
vancement of Colored People ing a black women to lead it
was expected yesterday to elect -particularly now in these days
its first black woman board of affirmative action."
chairman. 'Phe chairperson of the board
Margaret Bush Wilson, a law- runs the association with full
yer from St. Louis, was expect- authority over all officers and
ed to defeat three other candi- employes.
dates to head the 400,000-mem-z
ber civil rights organization. ONE PROBLEM for the new
SUt e chairperson will be realigning
SHE WOULD be the second the staff which has been de-
woman chairman. Mary White jtesafwihhsbe e
Ovintonmahita.maywhtepleted by deaths and retire-
Ovington, a white woman who ,
was a founder of the NAACP, ments. Fund raising also will
served as acting chairman and be a big challenge, especially
then chairwoman from 1917 to in the face of inflation and eco-
1932. nomic conditions.
Mrs. Wilson was the leading -
contender for the post and had
the backing of the powerful
"Bishops Caucus." That group
developed within the NAACP's
64-member board under Stephen 3
Spottswood who died last
month. He had served as chair-
man since 1961.°°°'
The caucus keeps tight ad-
ministrative control over the
board and one official said that
meant Mrs. Wilson's election
was seen as "a virtual certain-
ty."~
THE NEW chairperson is the
immediate superior of Roy Wil-
kins, the organization's execu-
tive director who is an employe
of the board. Wilkins, who has
been in his post 25 years, said
he had no favorite among the
four contenders.
"I have no preference," he
said. "I can work with any of
them."
Mrs. Wilson's legal back-'
ground has been in housing and
real estate. She served as par-
liamentarian during two na-
tional conventions of the NA-
ACP.
MRS. WILSON, 55, has been
a strong advocate of expanding
the NAACP's youth programs.
This was seen as aiding her
chances for the chairmanship;
since the organization has had a
problem for the past several
years in attracting young people
because of the entrenchment of
older leaders at the top.
Anticipating her election, one
board member said, "I think
it's tremendous that the coun-
try's oldest civil rights organiz-
ation, whose history is rooted i
1 A SEI

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Tuesday, January 14,1975
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BOSTON (MP) - Two persons,
including a police officer, were
injured and thirteen students
were arrested yesterday as the
result of a disturbance at Hyde
Park High School.
The police officer and a 32-
year-old woman who was iden-
tified as a youth activities work-
er were taken to hospitals.
Police said the 13 persons ar-
rested would be charged with
disorderly conduct. Among
those arrested were 11 blacks,
including three females.
The disruption occurred as
students were changing classes.
Police said it started as a shov-
ing match and evolved into scat-
tered fights between black and
white students.
Witnesses said about 25 black
students walked out of the
school and parents were per-
mitted to enter the building
and take their children home.
The school is not part of the
racially troubled South Boston
school complex, but has been
the scene of several disturb-
ances since its enrollment was

shifted last fall to include an'
even number of white and black
students among its 800 pupils.
It has been integrated for sev-
eral years.
Officers among the 100 reg-
ularly assigned at the school
put down the disturbance, but
reinforcements were called in
by midmorning to prevent fur-
ther incidents.
It was the second disturbance
at Hyde Park High School with-
in five days. Fifteen students
were arrested and charged with
disorderly conduct last Thurs-
day after a fight between black
and white students. Students
were dismissed for the rest of
the day Thursday, but classes
resumed Friday without inci-
dent.
Some black students have ac-
cused police of brutality, com-
plaining about the number of
blacks arrested Thursday. A po-
lice spokesperson said the rea-
son 13 of 15 arrested students
were black was because they
resisted police efforts to break
up the fight.

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