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Security forces prepare for conventions

Daily News Analysis
Special To The Daily
MIAMI-"An ounce of prevention,"
so they say, "is worth a pound of cure."
That's the attitude of many in the
Miami area as this city makes final
preparations for the national nomi-
nating conventions this summer.
The parties have been left pretty
much on their own to find thousands of
hotel rooms and to make arrangements
for setting up the Miami Beach Con-
vention Center in July and August.
But Dade County and Miami Beach
officials, police and private citizens
have turned their attention to th"
thousands of "non-delegates" who are
expected to flock to this city to demon-
Federal troops will back up local po-
lice in maintaining order at the con-

ventions. but will stay out of sight un-
less trouble develops, officials announc-
ed yesterday.
The joint statement by Atty. Gen.
Richard Kleindienst and Florida Gov.
Reubin Askew said the move was based
on indications "that additional re-
sources may be necessary to insure the
maintenance of peace, order and public
However. a representative for Askew
said the deployment of troops was "just
precautionary" and the military per-
sonnel wouldn't even be seen unless
things got out of control.
"There won't be any soldiers walking
the streets of Miami Beach," said Don
Pride. Askew's press secretary, "They'll
be all back and out of sight-but avail-
able if they're needed."
Pride said the move did not signify
an escalation of security preparations

for the political congentions. "The
governor had been thinking of asking
for back up military support since we
found out we were getting both con-
The Defense Department did not
specify how many troops would be sent
to the Miami area. State and local of-
ficials already had put together a se-
curity force of some 4.000 men, includ-
ing 3,000 members of the Guard.
Another major point of concern is
how the non-delegates will be housed,
fed and given medical aid. In the back
of more than one observer's mind is the
thought that Miami could be in for a
bad hurricane in July and August.
Negotiations are under way to pro-
vide campsites for youthful visitors.
Some officials have suggested sites on
the beaches or across Biscayne Bay in
various parts of Miami. Others have

suggested a Miami Beach golf course
and high school athletic field as pos-
sible encampments. Leaders of many of
the protest groups, however, naturally
want the encampments as close as pos-
sible to the convention site.
There are other logistical problems-
like how to feed more than 100,000 peo-
ple -some of them for perhaps as
long as eight weeks?
The Miami Snowplow Company, a
coalition of community service groups,
organized to provide volunteer help to
non-delegates and "keep the lid on" at
the conventions, caine up with its ans-
wer a few weeks back.
Snowplow came up with a $6 million
figure - the amount it said would be
necessary to provide adequate supplies
and service to the visitors. The budget
See TIGHT, Page 12


Thursday, June 22, 1972

News Pho e: 764-055

Page Three.

VILLAGERS in Hasbaya, Lebanon, enter a burning house yes-
terday after an attack by Israeli jets.
Consumer agency
may replaceFDA

village hit
I)y Israel
By The .Asoviated Press
Israeli ground and air forces
attacked Lebanon yesterday in-
flicting casualties and capturing
a Syrian general and four col-
onels driving along a Lebanese
border road.
Warplanes and artillery pound-
ed the farming town of Has-
baya on the western slopes of
Mt. Hermn for four hours An-
nouncemeents in Beirut by the
government and Palestinian guer-
rillas said 48 persons seere kill-
The Syrian officers were cap-
tured 24 miles to the southwe.'t,
60 yards inside Lebanese terri
tory, the Israeli military com-
mand said.
The Lebanese government re-
ported 14 civilians were killed
and 25 wounded in Hasbaya. Pal-
estinian guerrillas, whose bases
a' esod the town 'were also at-
tacked, said 30 of their men were
killed and 30 wounded.
Four military policemen were
killed during the capture of the
Syrian colonels, a military
spokesman in Beirut said, sor
two civilians were wounded.
Israel said one of its soldiess
was slightly wounded but fave
no over-all estimate of A r a b
One witness in Lebanon de-
scribed the attack on Hasbaya
as causing more damage and
casualties than any previous Is-
raeli raid. A guerrilla base on
the outskirts of the town took .s
direct hit and was destroyed,
witnesses said.
President Suleiman Franjeih of
Lebanon went into session wi I
the Cabinet, while Prime Minis-
ter Saeb Salam summoned gsuer-
rille leader Yasir Arafat to an
emergency meeting.
A senior military officer in Tel
Aviv, who refused the use of his
name, said the capture of the
colonels "came as a complete
surprise to us."
A Lebanese army captain, a
soldier and three policemen also
were taken prisoner, the officer
reported. One of the policemen
later died of his wounds and oe
of the Syrian officers was
wounded and in serious condi-
Yesterday's action was the frst
Israeli strike inside Lebanon
since a major four-day assault
in February and an air attack
in March. All troops had with-
drawn by nightfall.

Shooting Scene
Rescue workers enter the Heritage House, an office building in
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, yesterday to remove the dead and
wounded. A man who police identified as Edwin Grace, went on
a shooting spree killing six persons. (See story, Page 12).
c overi nears
De-m nominat10

WASHINGTON 6)-The Senate
voted yesterday to abolish the
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and create an independ-
ent consumer-safety agency. The
new agency would incorporate all
existing consumer-safety pro-
grams and be responsible for en-
suring the safety and efficiency
of food, drugs and other pro-
It would have authority to re-
move unsafe products from the
shelf and ban the manufacture of
those found to present an unrea-
sonable risk of injury or death.
A key test came on an amend-
ment of Sen. Morris Cotton (R-
N.H.), which would have kept
the agency in the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare,
the home of the FDA.
The Cotton amendment reflect-
ed the Nixon administration op-
position to the issue. It was de-
feated by a vote of 51 to 32.
But the bill's managers
agreed, to help consolidate sup-

port for the measure, with Ag-
riculture Committee Chairman
Sen. Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.?
that the meat-, egg- and poultry-
inspection programs of the De-
partment of Agriculture not be
transferred to the new agency.
The bill creates what would
be known as the Food, Drug and
Consumer Product Agency.
The bill also, for the first time
in consumer legislation, provides
criminal penalties for the manu-
facture and sale of unsafe pro-
ducts. It permits citizen petition
and class-action suits to spur
agency investigation. The agency
itself could bring action against
suspected violators instead of
asking the Justice Department.
The bill exempts such areas
as tobacco, cars, gas pipelines
and aircraft.
The measure now must go to
the House where a committee
recently approved a bill giving
the FDA subpoena power.

ny The Associated Press
Sen. George McGovern (D-
S.D.) marched to the threshhold
of the Democratic presidential
nomination yesterday with a
near sweep in New York's cli-
mattic presidential primary.
Meanwhile, Sen. Edward Ken-
nedy (D-Mass.) declared flatly
and "as finally as I can" that
under no circumstances would he
accept a spot on the national
ticket in 1972.
Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-
Minn.) rated the South Dakota
senator a three to one favorite
for nomination, but maintained
that he doesn't have it wrapped
The outcome that took shape
yesterday after a long, laggard
count of the complex and con-
fusing ballot in the Tuesday New
York primary showed McGovern
had captured 225 delegates of
248 at stake.
That meant his supporters had
won all but 12 of the delegate
races they contested, and it also
meant McGovern will gain an-
other bloc of New York delegates
Saturday, to push his state total
to at least 250.
The Democratic State Com-
mittee will choose 30 delegates

then to complete a 278-vk ,e dele-
gation-the biggest at the Demo-
cratic Convention-with the se-
lections to be in proportion to
the primary verdict.
In the New York race, 17 dele-
gates stood uncommitted, four
went to Rep. Shirley Chisheolic
(D-N.Y.), and one delegate went
to Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-PIe.).
McGovern said in Washington
that by midnight Saturday, he
expects to have 1,407 first-ballot
nominating votes. It will take
1,509 to nominate when the Dem-
ocratic National Convey'ion be-
gins balloting in three weeks.
Humphrey, in Washintton, said
McGovern probably would fall
short of first-ballot victory. The
1968 nominee rated his son
chances of winning the nomoina-
tion at one in four, McGovern's
at three out of four.
"He is far out in front, but far
out in front doesn't man he has
it wrapped up," Humphrey said.
"I'm a candidate. I am staying
in as a candidate."
Kennedy, who had left open
the possibility he might accept
a second place on a McGovern
ticket if he was convinced that
it was essential to a Demo--
See McGOVERN, Page 7

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