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July 02, 1971 - Image 7

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Friday, July 2, 1 77


Page Seven I

New troop pullout begins

SAIGON () - The U.S. Com-
mand announced yesterday -the
biggest single cutback of Ameri-
can troops in Vietnam to date.
Included was the last U.S. unit
defending South Vietnam's bor-
The command said 48 Army
units with authorized strength of
6,095 men were being pulled out
of combat to prepare for reas-
Included in the withdrawals are
units of the 1st Brigade, 5th Me-
chanized Infantry Division, which
is the last outfit guarding a
South Vietnamese border.
The brigaderhas been holding
profthe front along the de-
militarized zone dividing North
-Associated Press snd South Vietnam.
Units of the brigade still man
two bases there but they will be
olds a shotgun pulled out in one or two weeks.
site site on a When they are gone, the South
the Indians, Vietnamese will be left alone to
News Briefs, guard this critical front.
Also being withdrawn are parts
- of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the
first Army combat unit to arrive
in Vietnam.
The cutback of 6,000 troops was
the largest number announced at
one time, nearly double the pre-
vious high of 3,300 announced
March 1.
As the imminent withdrawals
were announced, U.S. B52 bomb-
ers flew their heaviest concen-
-tated Press trated raids in 10 months.
Seven waves of the eight-en-
gine bombers pounded North

from which the North Vietnamese heavy action in the past few days.
have been bombarding allied W h i 1 e American casualties
bases guarding the DMZ. Other dropped to the second lowest
targets were bunker complexes weekly rate in 512 years, South
and suspected troops concentra- Vietnamese losses showed an
tions. increase this week, reflecting the
Ground fighting along the DMZ increased fighting role of the
subsided for the moment after South Vietnamese.
House urged to ctle
CBS for contempt

No Trespassing
* An Indian woman identified as Carol Warrington he
yesterday at the gate of an abandoned Nike mis
North Side Chicago park. Police arrived to oust
who have occupied the property since June 14 (See
p. 7).
news rieA
b~ By The Assoc

WASHINGTON (1) - A divided
Commerce Committee urged the
House yesterday to cite the Co-
lumbia Broadcasting System and
the network's president for con-
tempt of Congress for refusing to
hand over untelevised material
from its documentary "The Sell-
ing of The Pentagon."
Announcing the 25 to 13 com-
mittee vote recommending con-
tempt action against CBS and its
president Frank Stanton, Chair-
man Harley Staggers (D-W. Va.)
expressed regret that the con-
frontation had occurred but said,
"It might be good to clear the air
and to show the American people
that their elected representatives
are trying to get at the truth
and not trying to censor any-
Staggers argued that material
deleted from the documentary
must be studied in light of char-
ges that electronic manipulation
rearranged some questions and
answers, distorting positions of
persons interviewed or shown on
the documentary that criticized
military public relations spend-

When asked what the House
would do, he said, "That would
be hard to predict." A floor vote
is expected next week.
Stanton maintains the 1st
Amendment's freedom - of - the-
press guarantee protects broad-
cast journalists from government
scrutiny over news and editing
Staggers says, however, that
1st Amendment press freedom is
not at issue in this case and said
that the five-man subcommittee,
which unanimously recommend-
ed the contempt citation origin-
ally, is trying to protect the pub-
lic from deception on televised
Stanton issued a statement yes-
terday saying, "If broadcasters
must submit to government sur-
veillance of news judgments,
broadcast journalism can never
perform the independent and ro-
bust role which the Constitution
intended for the American press
in preserving freedoms."
Conviction could carry a maxi-
mum penalty of one year in pri-
son and a $1,000 fine.

SELECTIVE SERVICE DIRECTOR Curtis Tarr ordered states
yesterday to continue pre-induction physicals, classification appeals
and other procedures except actual draft callups until Congress
renews the draft law that expired midnight Wednesday.
Tarr had earlier advised states to halt nearly all draft procedures
after midnight Wednesday.
Senate Armed Services Chairman John Stennis (D-Miss.) said
"the outlook for the draft law is highly uncertain" unless the House,
Senate and President Nixon can break "a triple-headed deadlock" on
mandating a Vietnam war halt.
ABOUT 100 INDIANS were ousted yesterday by rifle and
tear gas-equipped police from the abandoned Nike missile
site they have occupied since June 14 in protest against the kind
of housing they said is available to them in Chicago.
About 12 Indians were arrested by police after several workers,
employed by the Chicago Park District where the site is located,
were injured when they tried to dismantle a steel mesh fence
girdling the site.
Authorities denied the incident was an eviction attempt
and said they arrested only those who attacked police. "We're
simply returning the site to the use of all the people," a park
spokesman said.
TIMOTHY LEARY, one-time high priest of the nation's LSD
cult, was arrested recently in Switzerland and is being held by
Swiss police pending extradition arrangements with California.
Leary had been reported in exile in Algeria with members of the
Black Panther Party, including party leader Eldridge Cleaver.
Leary, who was sentenced to a six months to 10 years term in
prison for marijuana possession in December, 1969, is wanted in San
Luis Obispo County for escaping from the California Men's Colony on
Sept. 12, 1970.

Vietnamese positions just below
the Demilitarized zone, saturat-
ing the area around Fire Base
Fuller with 630 tons of high ex-
Major targets of the B52s were
rocket and mortar launching sites

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