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Wednesday, May I0, ..1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Eleven

Wedneday, ay 10 1972THE MCHIGA DAIL PaneEleve

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Reaction sharply critical of U.S. moves

(Continued from Page 3)
"The practical steps as well as
the measures announced speak
to the contrary," it said.
The dispatch said Nixan or-
dered the mining of port ap-
proaches and strikes at "inter-
nal waters, rails and roads" in
North Vietnam.
"Nixon has tried to justify
these naked aggressive acts,
which mean an aggravation of
American interference in Viet-
nam and the violation of norms
of international law, as saving
the lives of 60,000 American
soldiers," it declared.
Meanwhile, the North Viet-
namese and the Viet Cong ac-

cused Nixon of presenting an
ultimatum and rejected any
such action, saying they would
fight to the end. I
Mme. Nguyen Thi Binh,
chief Viet Cong negotiator in
Paris, said in a telephone in-
terview recorded by a New York
radio station that Nixon's speech
was "a speech of war" and his
decision would "escalate further-
more the war . . . aggravate the
American involvement in Viet-
nam."
"All the U.S. acts of war,"
she added, "can never sell Presi-
dent Nixon's policy of Vietnam-
ization."
Britain said the plan offers a

chance for ending the war soon
but stopped short of expressing
support of the plan for mining
port entrances. It called on the
Kremlin to help set -up an inter-
national conference on ending
the war.
France criticized the new mili-
tary moves and suggested "frank
and courageous negotiations"
were the only way out of the
conflict. Referring to what he
called the present "escalations"
of the war, Foreign Minister
Maurice Schumann said,
"France for her part deplores
once again that this has hap-
pened."
There has been no official
comment from the People's Re-
public of China.
UN Secretary-General Kurt
Waldheim called for all parties

concerned to "act with utmost
restraint," and said that the
time had come for "the full
machinery of the United Na-
tions" to be used in getting a
cease-fire and settlement in In-
dochina.
In Congress yesterday, Sen.
Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) read
aloud a secret government re-
port prepared for Nixon in 1969.
The report advised Nixon that it
would be next to impossible to
ever shut off completely air,
rail and sea supply routes to
North Vietnam.
The papers were prepared by
Henry Kissinger, Nixon's prin-
cipal foreign-affairs adviser,
from separate assessments made
by the Defense Department,
Central Intelligence Agency and
the State Department.

Indochina hit
by heaviest
U.S. strikes
(Continued from Page 1)
first of these ships is expected to
arrive.
In yesterday's fighting, a Ha-
noi broadcast said, two U.S. de-
stroyers were set afire by coastal
artillery while they shelled Hai-
phong; and the U.S. Command
reported one North Vietnamese
MIG jet -shot ' down during the
mining operation-the seventh
MIG reported down in four
'days.
As the mining operations con-
tinued in North Vietnam, U.S.
warplanes and destroyers joined
South Vietnamese artillery guns
to shell a wide swath of North
Vietnamese-held territory on
both sides of Highway One
north of Hue, in, an 18-hour
saturation bombardment from
land,sea and air. -
The South Vietnamese rang-
er outpost in Polei Kleng, 14
miles northwest of Kontum, was
captured by North Vietnamese
troops, as the communists kept
up massive pressure on key
South Vietnamese cities.

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N.Y. Assembly overturns
liberal abortion law

ALBANY, N.Y. OP)-The New
York State Assembly yesterday
approved a bill to ban abortions
except to save the life of, the
mother, reversing the stand it
took two years ago to allow
abortion virtually on demand.
Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, how-
ever, reiterated his determina-
tion to veto any bill repealing
the liberalized law, under which
at least 300,000 abortions have
been performed.
The bill must still be acted on
by the state senate where vig-
orous debate is expected later
this week.
The 79-68 assembly vote fol-
lowed an intense struggle over
the issue, with presidential in-

tervention, demonstrators pro
and con clogging the halls of
the Capitol and a statewide
campaign spearheaded by the
Catholic Church against the lib-
eralized law.

RPP starts pot drive

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(Continued from Page 3)
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at the Human Rights Party office
on Thayer St. at 668-7206 or write
P.O. Box 523, Ann Arbor. Peti-
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18 by state law.
Fenton emphasizes that peo-
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ple of any political leaning or be-
lief can help out. "Were just
starting to organize," he says,
"We have no qualms about who's
helping us. The thing is to get
the question on the ballot."
Asked if he thinks the Mari-
juana Initiative is a realistic.
project, Fenton replies, "Defi-
nitely. I think people are waking
up to the issue. All generations
are finding out the truth about
marijuana now.
"We have a good chance of
getting the issue on the ballot,
and I think we have a good
chance after that of actual le-
galization."
Fenton cites similar projects in
Washington and Arizona. In
California Fenton says 319,000 of
the 326,000 pettion signatures
necessary to put legalization on
the ballot have already been
collected.
Locally, the RPP may conduct
various voter registration activi-
ties in coordination with the
Marijuana Initiative, trying to
register more young people in
sympathy with the issue and thus
eligible to sign the petition.
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