THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, February 22, 1973
CAMBODIA WAR CONTINUES:
By The AP and Reuters
VIENTIANE, Laos - The divid-:
ed Laotians signed yesterday a
cease-fire designed to end a dec-
ade of sporadic warfare fought
with U. S. and North Vietnamese
help along the fringes of the Viet-
nam conflict next door.
The cease-fire called for fighting
to end at noon today, which is
Wednesday midnight EST. It gave
a strengthened political hand to
the Communist-led Pathet Lao re-
bels who have fought for years to
take over the small Indochinese
Its signing meant that in prin-
ciple Cambodia remains the only
country still fighting on the Indo-
chinese peninsula which
known off-and-on conflict
World War II.
Cambodian fighting showed no
sign of abating today as several
new Communist attacks were re-
ported along the main southern
highways close to the capital.
Most of the latest assaults took
place on or near the two main
highways - which run parallel
through the region toward the
South Vietnamese border. The
routes have been scenes of fre-
quent battles over the past year.
Though the Laotian truce raised
hopes in Washington and other
capitals that a ceasefire may fol-
Nixon says governme
will deflate rising fooi
low soon in Cambodia, Information days and an end to U. S. bomb- shall have two factions with equal
Minister Keam Reth ruled out me- ing against the Pathet Lao and representation, plus two additional
diation by China in North Vietnam. their estimated 65,000 North Viet- persons it describes as favoring
He insisted that North Vietna- namese allies in the country. peace, independence, neutrality
mese troops - estimated at 23,000 Secretary of State William Rog- and democracy.
- and the Viet Cong must leave ers in Washington hailed the cease- The accord provides for super-
Cambodia. fire as an important step toward vision by the same three-nation In-
The government has ruled out general peace in Indochina. He ternational Control Commission
any peace initiative toward the rmed that S.cair attac that was unable to enforce the 1962
Cambodian Communists until af- were halting. The accord should Geneva agreement. It includes
ter next week's International Con- help in getting complete account- Canada, India and Poland.
ference on Indochina in Paris. No ingdand return of U. S. prisoners Meanwhile the United
i oiiclo mltryngtitosheld in Laos, Rogers said. MawieteUie States ask-
are known to be under way with The Pathet Lao official who sign- ed the Communists yesterday to
the Comunsts. bed the Vientianeaagreement talked free the next group of American
the Communpsts.d with newsmen afterward but de- prisoners as soon as possible and
The Laos agreement provided clined to discuss prisoner release. to move its field teams to subre-
for withdrawal of all foreign troops The cease-fire was reeted with gional truce sites "to dampen ma-
release of war prisoners within 90 theesamedpubli
Sthe same public indifference that jor hostilities."j
has prevailed through most of the At a meeting of chief delegates
decade of war in this capital city of the United States, North and
of 200,000. South Vietnam, and the Viet Cong
When Laos radio broadcast first to the Joint Military Commission,
news of the cease-fire pact, most the. United States expressed con-
people appeared to be listening to cern that the Communist side is
rock music over the Thai radio not moving its teams into the field.
p ricesstation across the Mekong River. The United States and South Viet-
The agreement gives the Pathet name teams are at 24 of the 26
tinued at the Capitol. Mayor Moon Lao equal status with the present sites, North Vietnam at five and
Landrieu New Orleans, represent- government in the national unity the Viet Cong at none.
Lgndre UN.wConfrenscepreeay-regime to be set up. In effect, it Despite this, teams of the Inter-
ing the U. S. Conference of May- reduces from three to two the national Commission of Control
ors, said the slashes have "brought number of official government fac- and Supervision began their move
the center city to its knees." He tions. to 14 of the subregional sites yes-
testified before a Senate subcom- The 1962 Geneva agreement on terday.
mittee on intergovernmental re- Laos created a three-party gov- The deadline for these sites to be
latitns. ernment of rightists, neutrals and operational, as specified in the
In his radio address, the Presi- Pathet Lao. The Vientiane accord Vietnam peace agreement, is Mon.
dent said he devalued the dollar says a new provisional government day.
to correct a "serious tradeimbal- -
ance which could threaten your
prosperity." He said that step must
be followed by more basic reforms, EMU-MAJOR EVENTS COMMITTEE
such as revamping the world mon-P E
etary system to make it more flex- PRESENTS
Wine and Cheese Feast
JUDITH KEMPH-piccolo and
Poulenc-Sonata for Fluted
Messiaen-Le Merle Noir
Concerto in A Minor
February 22, 8 P.m.
East Quad, Greene Lounge
1962, Spanish with subtitles. By the direc-
tor of Viridiana. This time Bunuel's target
is the upperclass bourgeoisie. A Lord of the
Flies of the drawing room.
By AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Nix-
on said yesterday his effort to halt
the food-price spiral will have a
powerful effect in the second half
of the year and bring the Ameri-
The President defended his eco-
nomic policy-including the large-
ly voluntary Phase III wage and
price controls, federal budget cuts,
and the recent devaluation of the
MIDWEST PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT
can consumer relief without cut- Defending his cutbacks of some
ting farm income. social programs considered popu-
The speech followed an an- lar in Congress, Nixon said that
nouncement Tuesday by Agricul- "these old programs may have ap-
ture Secretary Earl Butz that re- pealing names, they may sound
tail food prices in January took like good "causes, but behind the
the biggest jump in a generation. fancy label often lies a dismal
The administration suggested that failure."
consumers might consider one Protests against administration
meatless day a week. plans for cutbacks in various fed-
malsdaeral social service programs con-
In his speech, the President con-
ceded that food prices will con-
tinue to increase "for some months:
to come" until government pro-G
grams to increase the supply of
food begin to be felt. But he pre-
dicted that the upward rise in food
costs will be brought under con-
trol in the second half of the year.
The radio speech to the nation
was a prelude to Nixon's economic
State of the Union report to be sent
to Congress today.
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