Wednesday, June 23, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
I news briefs
By The Associated Press
U.S. B52 Stratofortress bombers staged three raids south of
the demilitarized zone yesterday in an attempt to break up North
Vietnamese forces attacking allied forward bases.
Officers at a besieged South Vietnamese outpost four miles
south of the demilitarized zone indicated that they intended to
hold out at all costs.
Since intensified North Vietnamese shellings began Saturday,
400 U.S. troops have reportedly been deployed to the outpost.
NINE MORE SOVIET JEWS have been put on trial
in connection with the Leningrad attempts to hijack a plane to
Israel, unofficial sources reported yesterday.
Informants said the defendants were charged under various
articles of the Moldavian criminal code covering anti-Soviet
slander and theft of state property.
THE HOUSE PASSED yesterday a massive bill to establish
a new federal welfare system with a $2,400 family income floor
and to liberalize Society Security benefits.
Controversy surrounding the bill has centered on the proposal
for scrapping the present state-federal welfare system in favor
of a federal plan.
The bill now goes to the Senate, where a similar welfare plan
died last year.
SALE OF LIQUOR, firearms, and ammunition was banned
in Columbus, Ga. yesterday as city police and firemen, aided by
50 state troopers, prepared for more violence.
48 fires and 6 arrests have been reported since Saturday,
following the firing of seven black police officers.
The policemen were dismissed after they ripped American
flag emblems off their uniforms in protest of alleged racial dis-
crimination on the force, authorities said.
MOST OF THE NATION'S WORKERS gained in pay and
purchasing power last month, stated a report released yesterday
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This will have the effect of softening the impact of rises in
living costs, government sources said.
Average wages last month rose $1.41 to $125.46 weekly, a 97
cent gain after allowance for rising prices.
A LIE DETECTOR TEST given yesterday to Capt. Ernest
Medina supported the captain's claim that he gave no order to
massacre civilians at My Lai.
Defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey has charged that high ranking
army officials in charge of deciding whether Medina would be
tried were prejudiced against him.
Bailey seeks dismissal of charges on that basis.
New bill may
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a con-
ference late yesterday, leaders in
the Senate and House agreed on
a $2.25. billion public service jobs
bill and predicted President Nix-
on would sign it into law.
The conference last week ex-
pected any final version to be
vetoed because Nixon had killed
a public service jobs measure
The bill would authorize $1 bil-
lion in the first year, with $250
million set aside for areas with
six per cent or more unemploy-
ment, and $1.25 billion the second
year with the same $250 million
The entire program would be
triggered when unemployment
nationally is above four and one-
half per cent. It now is over six
The jobs would be in such areas
as education, health, recreation,
conservation, law enforcemen,
fire protection, and transporta-
The bill simply authorizes the
funds; the cash would have to be
obtained in appropriations mea-
Other features of the compro-
mise including softening a House
provision to give veterans a pr
ference in all jobs to provide spe-
cial consideration for them. and
limiting the outlay for each job
to $12,000 annually.
A MOUNTED LOUISIANA STATE TROOPER gives a peace sign
to long-haired youths waiting to attend the "Celebration of Life"
rock festival that was scheduled to begin on Saturday. Thousands
are camping near the festival site.
Rock festival reinstated
McCREA, LA. OF) - Local of-
ficials and promoters of the
"Celebration of Life" rock festi-
val reached a compromise agree-
ment on health and sanitation
regulations yesterday and the
start of the event was resched-
uled for tonight.
Thousands of young people, un-
daunted by conflicting reports
about whether the festival would
be held, had pitched tents along
the roads, in the woods, and on a
river levee near the site where
the program originally was to be
for information call
Tickets are available
at Travel Bureaus or
the Michigan Union
held. The festival had been set
The agreement called for set-
ting up of sanitation regulations
for an initial crowd of 18,000 with
more to be admitted as facilities
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