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Vol. LXXXI, No. 42-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 9, 1971

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Vol. LXXXI, No. 42-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 9, 1971 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

I.S. rejects


-Associated Press
MME. BINH arrives for yesterday's session of the Paris peace talks
where the United States said the Viet Cong proposal on POW release
and troop withdrawal was unacceptable.
Viet peace program
calls Nixon's bluff

PARIS (N) - The United
S t a t e s rejected yesterday
Communist demands for the
unconditional withdrawal of
American forces from South
Vietnam but moved to nego-
tiate the w h o l e new Viet
Cong plan in private talks.
The Communist delegates
turned down the bid for private
sessions. A Viet Cong spokesman
said after the 120th peace talks
session that the form of meet-
ings could be discussed after the
United States replied to the de-
mand to set a date for American
troop withdrawals.
U.S. Ambassador David Bruce
and South Vietnamese Ambas-
sador Pham Lang Lam poured
cold water on much of the
seven-point Viet Cong peace
package submitted last Thurs-
However, they said they were
willing to explore it more deeply
to clarify obscure issues.
Bruce said although there
were "new elements" in the plan,
basic Communist demands seem-
ed unchanged.
In presenting her North Viet-
nam-approved plan last week,
Mme. Nguyen Thi Binh of the
Viet Cong said that if the United
States agreed to get out of South
Vietnam by the end of the year
"modalities" w o u 1 d be agreed
upon for "the release of the
totality of military of all parties
and of the civilians captured in
the war including American pi-
lots captured in North Vietnam,
so that they may all rapidly
return to their homes. These
two operations-withdrawal and
prisoner release-will begin on
the same date and will end on
the same date."
Bruce said the Communists
must release prisoners they hold
in Laos and Cambodia-not only
in Vietnam as stipulated in the
new peace plan.


Challenges military law
AIR FORCE CAPT. THOMAS CULVER is being court martialed at
Lakenheath, England for taking part in an anti-war demonstration
outside the American embassy in London. Culver is a military
Telephone workers
stage wildcat walkout

Daily News Analysis
Peace proposals made last
Thursday by Mme. Nguyen Thi
Binh, chief negotiator of the
South Vietnamese Provisional
Revolutionary Government (PR-
G), have put pressure on the
White House to reveal the ulti-
mate objectives of its Vietnam
The first point of the proposals
Soffers in exchange for thre with-
drawal of American troops and
materiel the release of all U.S.
prisoners of war. Also proposed
is the establishment of a coal-
tion government with the partici-
pation of "thse political, social
and religious forces in South
Vietnam aspiring to peace and
national concord," the only pre-
condition of which is the cessa-
tion of U.S. support for the Thieu
Le Due Tho, a spokesman of the
North Vietnamese government,
said Thursday that the first point
* of the peace plan is not dependent
on a political settlement in South
Vietnam, and can be negotiated
separately at the Paris talks.
Mrs. Binh said in an interview
that her latest peace proposals
are flexible, and are not made on
a take-it-or-leave-it basis.
4 However, the U.S. yesterday
termed the proposal unacceptable
in its present form. American
chief negotiator David Bruce
said that although there were
"new elements" in the plan, basic
Communist demands seemed un-
.changed. He added that the Com-
munists must release prisoners
they hold in Laos and Cambodia
-not only in Vietnam as stipu-
lated in the new peace plan.
In addition, Bruce asked that
the next session be restricted.
"free from the glare of publicity
and without the need to make
public statements except to the
degree we mutually agree up-
on," but was turned down by the
Communists. They see the form
of the meetings as unimportant.
Nixon Administration policy on
the prisoner of war issue has
been that troops will remain in
Indochina as long as North Viet-

nam continues to hold American
POW's, while under the PRG
plan, by the very virtue of U.S.
troops leaving, prisoners will also
be able to return home.
Thus, one of the President's key
reasons, particularly in recent
months, for continuing the bomb-
ing and remaining in force in In-
dochina is invalidated by the
Vietnamese plan.
Ronald Ziegler. White Nor oc'
press secretary, said last Tsar'.-
day that President Nixn will
"accept no arrangements tat
See VIET, Page 10

Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti telephone workers yesterday
joined communications workers from various southeastern
Michigan cities in wildcat strikes against Michigan Bell
Telephone Co.
Picket lines were formed at about noon yesterday out-
side the Ann Arbor office of the telephone company on
Huron St. Most workers have honored the lines.
The walkout resulted from an incident Wednesday in
which the refusal of nine company wire splicers to cross
picket lines in Dearborn re-
sulted in their losing a day's
According to strikers, the
splicers had gone to Dearborn
on assignment and when con-
fronted with picket lines had
phoned the company and asked
for further orders. They were
told, they said, to go to a hotel
and wait for a decision.
They waited in the hotel most
of the day on company orders,
but were informed yesterday
they would not receive any pay
for the day.
Company officials contacted
last night refused to comment
on the incident.
Nick Prakken, manager of
."'.: ?: :: ."'the local office called the strike
"illegal," but declined comment
on whether the company would
seek legal action against the
As most of the company's op-
eration is automated, they can
"continue to provide service in-
}l..' ' definitely" without the workers,
> 4F... o-. a . F ..2 ' iakken said.
Further, a b o u t 50 manage-
ment officials have been brought
in from the Detroit office to
maintain operations.
A group of about 10 to 15
strikers maintained picket lines
outside the rear entrance of the
-Associated Press telephone office last night greet-
ing nonstriking workers with
mild verbal harassment.
ew Detroit Medical and Surgical In general, however the work-
etion are assigned a private doc- ers were peaceful, according to
the building guard.

Doctor realizes dream
Lionel Swan, a Detroit physician for 21 years sits at his desk in the ne
Center. Patients at the new center, which is in a largely black slum se
tor, an unusual concept in slum areas. (See News Briefs, Page 7.)

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