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Wednesday, June 28, 1972

News Phose: 764-0552

Page Three

SAIGON (f-U.S. B52 bombers continued their satura-
tion strikes along the northern front, flying 33 raids Mon-
day and yesterday in South Vietnam's two northernmost
provinces, Quang Tri and Thua Thien. Smaller American
jets flew 240 more strikes in the South, more than half of
them on the northern defense line.
The fighter-bombers also made 320 raids Monday over
North Vietnam.
The U.S. command announced a -raid on the Bac Mai
airfield and adjoining storage warehouses just two miles
from the center of Hanoi, the closest strike to the North
Vietnamese capital since American planes resumed full-
scale bombing in April. Four warehouses were reported

Council c(alICuIs
Yippie leaders Jerry Nightbird, Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman caucus at a Miami Beach City
Council meeting. Council rejected a request to altow outdoor camping during the national political
Nixon requests 100 illion
to aid flooded eastern states

destroyed and nine others
damaged but there was no
indication of communist air-
craft losses at Bac Mai,
which serves as an auxiliary
MIG base.
The Navy reported 22 ships
shelled communist positions in
South Vietnam, a one-day rec-
ord, and at least two of the
vessels cane under fire from
communist shore batteries in
Q'ang Tri. Neither was hit and
several shore batteries were re-
ported destroyed by counter-
North Vietnamese forces at-
tacked three government posi-
ions west of- Huebunder a rain
at motar lire but were re-
pulsod in heavy fighting by
South Vietnamese infantrymen.
Military communiques and field
reports said more than 7 com-
munists were killed in the
battles 10 to 15 miles west of the
fornmer imperial capital.
Two groutnd attacks. bot pre-
ceded by mortar barrages of
more than 400 rounds each, left
26 communists killed but cost Ito
governtent casuatties, accorditg
to South Vietnamese spokesmen.
U.S. fighter-bombers sweeping
along the front knocked out
three communist long-range ar-
tillery pieces after a spotter
plane saw them firing at Camp
Evans, 16 miles northwest of
In its daily report of bomb
damage in North Vietnam Mon-
day, the U.S. Command claimed
hits on a thermal power plant
northwest of Haiphong and
damage or destruction of four
more bridges, a variety of mili-
tary installations, weapons, ve-
hicles and a petroleum pumping
station just above the demilitar-
ized zone
Hanoi said 10 U.S. planes were
downed yesterday, including four
cut down in a "fierce dogfight."
Five were shot down over
Hanoi, and a sixth elsewhere.
One pilot was captured, accord-
ing to the dispatch from the
official Vietnam News Agency.

WASHINGTON UP) - President
Nixon has asked Congress to
vote $100 million in federal funds
for emergency relief in five
flood-stricken eastern states, the
White House announced yester-
The chief executive also will
send Vice President Spiro Agnexv
on a two-day fact-finding tour of
cities in Virginia, Maryland and
New York, press secretary Ron-
ald Ziegler announced.
The $100 million request was
sent to Capitol Hill yesterday
with White House hopes it would
be acted upon soon.
The funds, Ziegler said, would
go "to meet the near term obli_
gations of the Office of Emer-
gency Preparedness," which is
coordinating federal disaster aid
in Maryland, Virginia, New York,
Pennsylvania and Florida - the
five states hit hardest by flood-
ing in the aftermath of Hurri-
cane Agnes.
White House officials said the
$100 million would be used to
Blood donation
drive set locally
A crash program to boost
blood donations has been an-
tounced by the American Red
Cross of Southeastern Michigan,
w h i c h includes Washtenaw
The Red Cross Bloodmobile
will be at the Washtenaw- Chap-
ter, 2729 Packard Rd., to ac-
commodate donors every week-
day (except July 4th) from July
3 through September 1.
A quott of 50 to 60 donors
per day has been set for Wash-
tenaw County Red Cross Chap-
Persons willing to donate
blood are asked to call Chapter
headquarters, 971-5300, so that
their appointments can be
scheduled with no waiting time.
Hours will be from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Mondays' Wednesdays,
and Fridays; and from 2 p.m. to
8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-

"prime the pump" for the start
of repairs on bridges, highways
and other public facilities.
Ziegler said it is "just a small
portion" of the total federal as-
sistance to be extended by 25
other agencies, such as the Small
Business Administration which
supervises disaster loans to busi~
nessmen and homeowners.
Meanwhile, the discovery of
more bodies raised the death
toll in last week's disaster to
125. Damage stood well above $1
These were a myriad of prob-
lems in eight Eastern Seaboard
states yesterday, 48 hours after
the end of the worst floods in the
modern history of the area.
Restoration of the n o r m a 1
water supply was the big con-
cern in 57 Pennsylvania commu-
nities. In upstate New York, it
'"pc rp^nunl of SO OM) arnlln

of gasoline spilled into the
streets of a small town fromis
ruptured storage tanks. Teinpor-
ary bridge and road repairs held
a high priority in Maryland,
while service was being restored
to 340,000 useless telephones.
.Nixon attached an "urgent"
priority to his request for sup-
plemental funds for the eastern
states. An accompanying letter
from Office of Management and
Budget Director Caspar Wein-
berger said "the unprecedented
daiage done makes quick en-
acttent of this supplemental bS
the Congress an urgent matter."
While the appropriation re-
quest was triggered by the hur-
ricane Agnes flooding, officials
said it also could be used for
other disasters such as the re-
r"n# fnndin" e D Rnid ity n 7

HRP to start
petitions on
may oral vote
The Human Rights Party
(HRPl) has announced plans to
begin a petition drive to have
the mayor elected by preferen-
tial balloting. Three thousand
sigttatures are required by
Aurust 1 to place the question
on the November ballot in the
form of a city charter amend-
The proposed system has the
effect of an automatic run-off.
Each voter casts a first- and a
second-choice ballot for mayor.
The candidate that runs third
on the first-choice ballot is
dropped from the race. Then the
second-choice votes of those who
chose him are added onto the
first-choice totals of the front-
runtoers its order to determine
the winner.
For example, if a Democratic
candidate finished third in a
mayoral race, the second-choice
votes of his supporters would go
either to a HRP or a Republican
HRP has proposed the change
according to a press release, so
that "a candidate who is un-
acceptable to the majority of
citizens" cannot be elected.
HRP spokesperson David Ca-
hill said the new system would
guard against a Republican be-
ing elected mayor if a liberal
and radical majority were to
split their votes between a
Democratic and an HRP can-
didate. He said that the politi-
cal advantage is "up in the air"
depending upon who finishes
first and who wins the most
second-choice votes,
According to Cahill, the peti-
tions will begin to be circulated
by the beginning of next week.
fiss fill babbaes
Beverly Peck of Worcester,
Mass., builds better bubbles by
blowing some liquid dishwashing
detergent through a bubble ring
fashioned front a wire coat

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