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Friday, May 28, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
S. Viets report victory

Page Seven

in E. Cambodia

SAIGON {gPi - South Viet-
namese forces yesterday claim-
ed they repelled a North Viet-
namese invasion of the town of
Snuol in heavy fighting in eas-
tern Cambodia.
A Saigon military spokesman
conceded that small pockets of
North Vietnamese troops may
still be inside Snuol af ter sav-
age fighting Wednesday and
yesterday, but added that the

battle for control of the rubber
plantation town was ended.
Even as major ground fight-
ing , shifted to eastern C a m -
bodia - the heaviest there in
three months - U.S. warplanes
dealth new air blows to t h e
North Vietnamese just b e 1 o w
the demilitarized zone on t h e
northern frontier of S o u t h
U S. and South Vietnamese

news briefs
By The Associated Press
AN AEROSOL BOMB, which sprays explosive mist, has
been introduced by the United States Into the Indochina war.
The bomb, which is reputed to burn faster than napalm, is
"highly effective in clearing landing zones of mines and booby
traps," according to Col. Robert Leonard, the chief spokesman for
the U.S. Command.
It is also expected to be used to uncover bunkers and under-
ground fortifications.
RENEWED RIOTING forced National Guard troops to re-
main in Chattanooga, Tenn., yesterday.
The guardsmen who were preparing to leave after three days
of duty were ordered to stay by Mayor Robert Walker after inci-
dents of violence broke out in a local high school.
The 800 guardsmen were not ordered to patrol, but will be
held in reserve.
intervention in cases regarding the killing of policemen and
firemen despite support by several senators for such a move.
Sen. Harrison Williams Jr. (D-N.J.), sponsor of a bill calling
for FBI action in such killings said yesterday that Dept. Atty. Gen.
Richard Kleindienst told him the administration was opposed to
"direct intrusion" by the FBI in matters such as "assaults upon
local officials."
Williams' bill, co-sponsored by 22 senators, would create a
presumption that if the killer of a policeman or fireman is not
apprehended within 24 hours, he has fled across state lines and
thus comes within the jurisdiction of the FBI.
year treaty yesterday pledging full military cooperation to help
Egypt "stand up to aggression."
The pact was aimed at strengthening Egypt in stalemated
peace negotiations with Israel and at firming ties between Russia
and Egypt, following an Egyptian purge of pro-Soviet officials.
A A TERRORIST NOTE purportedly issued by the outlawed
Irish Republican Army yesterday claimed full responsibility for
a recent series of bombings in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
An IRA spokesman denied responsibility for the bombings
which killed one British soldier and wounded 71 civilians saying
the note was an attempt to discredit the organization.
THE DEATH TOLL ROSE to 15 yesterday in the mass murder
of migrant farm workers as sheriff's deputies in Yuba City,
Calif., unearthed three more victims from shallow graves in a
prune orchard.
Juan Corona, a farm labor contractor in California, has been
charged with 10 of the murders.
Sheriff Roy Witeaker reported he was unable to give a motive
for the murders.
SIX ROMANIAN HIJACKERS pirated a Romania Tarom
Airline jet yesterday, forcing the plane to fly to Vienna.
After being shot by police, the plane's front tires blew out upon
The hijackers surrendered themselves to the authorities after
being convinced the plane could not continue on to Munich, West
4 Germany, as they had demanded.

forces also reportedl killing 80
enemy troops in four clashes in
the northern quarter of South
Vietnam on Wednesday. U.S.
casualties were not given, b u t
field reports said 5 South Viet-
namese troops were killed and
33 wounded in the fighting.
In two raids Thursday, giant
B52 Stratoforts bombed North
Vietnamese positions only one
mile southeast of the DMZ,
hitting at suspected troop con-
centrations, bunker complexes
and antiaircraft sites.
In the Snuol fighting, South
Vietnamese headquarters said
55 North Vietnamese were kill-
ed. The Cambodian command in
Phnom Penh said its forces
killed 14 enemy troops in a
six-hour battle outside the vil-
lage of Prey Chek, 70 miles
southeast of the capital in the
Parrot's Beak section of the
Initial reports, probably in-
complete, listed 4 South Viet-
namese soldiers killed and 12
wounded in two ground attacks
near Snuol.
Saigon headquarters did not
divulge its casualties f r o m
three mortar and rocket at-
tacks, one of them a 200-round
mortar bombardment.
The U.S. Command said rock-
et-firing American gunships
flew nearly 300 missions Wed-
nesday in eastern Cambodia in
support of South Vietnamese
ground troops. Some of the mis-
sions were in the Snuol area.
The town, 10 miles from the
South Vietnamese border and
90 miles north of Saigon, was
captured by a U.S. tank force a
little more than a year ago dur-
ing the big allied drive into eas-
tern Cambodia.
South Vietnamese troops took
over defense of Snuol after
the Americans withdrew from
Cambodia at the end of June.

Favorite son
Sen. Robert Taft (R-Ohio) announced at a Columbus, Ohio news
conference yesterday, his intention to be a favorite son stand-in
for President Nixon in the 1972 Ohio presidential primary. Taft's
action is viewed as an attempt to head-off a move by anti-war
Republicans to prevent Nixon from getting the party's nom-
Jews sentenced for
'slandering' US
MOSCOW (M - Four Latvian Jews, including a man
who said he was being tried for wanting to go to Israel,
were convicted yesterday of slandering the Soviet state.
Tass, the official Soviet news agency, said Chief Judge
Luka Lotko "took into consideration the humane character
of Soviet criminal law" and sentenced them to prison
terms ranging from one year to three years.
The offense of the "criminal group," Tass said, was
to have reproduced and distributed to fellow Jews "anti-
Soviet publications."

Forced treatment sought
for Army heroin addicts

WASHINGTON (/P) - A con-
gressional study says GIs hooked
on heroin in Vietnam should be
forcibly hospitalized for at least
three years before they are dis-
The report released yestsrday
also concludes draftees in Viet-
nam are so susceptible to heroin
sales that President Nixon should
pull them out ahead of career
soldiers. If the drug traffic isn't
stopped, the report says, all
troops should be withdrawn.
Prepared for the House For-
eign Relations Committee. the
study calls on President Nixon to
take personal command of the

struggle to eliminate the illegal
international traffic in narcotics,
particularly heroin.
At a news conference, authors
of the report, Reps. Robert
Steele, (R-Conn.t and Morgan
Murphy (D-Ill.) said constitu-
tional questions of forcing a man
to submit to treatment were out-
weighed by the "heroin tragedy
of Vietnam."
Steele said between 15 and 20
per cent of low ranking enlisted
men in Vietnam are sddicted to
heroin, adding that there has
been some evidence the combat
effectiveness of American troops
has been impaired by heroin use.

The four-day trial took place
in virtual secrecy at a workers'
club on the outskirts of Riga,
the Latvian capital. Foreign cor-
respondents were barred, though
Taos called the trial "open."
It was the third trial of Sov-
iet Jews who had either at-
tempted to or wanted to emi-
grate. The first trial in Len-
ingrad last December involved
11 who plotted to hijack a
plane. Nine were convicted in
Leningrad last week for "com-
plicity" in the plot, and f or
"anti-Soviet activity."
The exact nature of the
"slanderous" material the four
attempted to distribute was
never made clear by Tass, the
only source of information on
the trial. There were hints that
it was Zionist. Tass said it
criticized Soviet foreign pol-

Michigan Film Society (ARM)
and Ecumenical Campus Center present:
BOGART double-bill
The Petrified Forest
9:30 p.m.

_ -
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MR 49-6
(also every Sat. & Sun., 9-6)
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Antique furniture, china, glass, primitives, lots of old books, prints, post cards, plus Rock &
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Fun and surprises for everyone!

Friday, May 28
Newman Center
331 Thompson
$1 double-bill cc

7:30 and 1 1 :00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29
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512 E. Huron
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