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Saturday. May 8, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

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news briefs
By The Associated Press

U.S. unemployment rate
climbs to 6.1 per cent

HYMN SINGING on the Capitol steps last night and a radio
appeal by the Rev. Carl Meintire for thousands to join tomorrow'%;
March For Victory set the scene for this weekend's win-the-war
rally in Washington.
The 64-year-old radio preacher says his gathering of patriots will
be an answer to "Haiphong's hippie harranguers."
Among the speakers that will address the gathering are Gov.
George Wallace of Alabama, Lt. Gov. Lester Maddox of Georgia and
a delegation of six ministers from Formosa.
SECRETARY OF STATE William Rogers wound up his Mid-
east talks in Tel Aviv yesterday still holding hope of diplomatic
movement toward peace in the troubled area.
In a final session with Israeli Premier Golda Meir and other top
policy makers, views were exchanged on U.S. military assistance
to Israel and U.S.-Israeli economic relations.
THE ARMY said yesterday a former sergeant who told an
informal congressional panel his squad killed 30 innocent civilians
in Vietnam has refused to talk with army investigators.
The former sergeant, Daniel Notley, told an unofficial war crimes
panel last week that his squad killed 30 unresisting women and chil-
dren to avenge the death of a GI who had been killed by a booby
trap.
Despite Notley's "lack of cooperation," the Army said it would
proceed with its investigation of the incident.
ILLEGAL WIRETAPS and electronic surveillance have been
used against Leslie Bacon, an antiwar activist being questioned by a
federal grand jury, her attorneys said yesterday.
They asked a federal court in Seattle, Wash. to order the govern-
ment to disclose its use of such devices in its investigation of her or
to cancel the subpoena under which she was arrested as a material
witness in connection with the U.S. Capitol bombing.
THE PENTAGON ANNOUNCED yesterday that disposal of
germ warfare weapons at Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas will be-
gin Monday.
The operation had been delayed until the Defense Department
filed a final environmental impact statement with the Council on
Environmental Quality.
Eighteen months ago, President Nixon announced the end of the
use of lethal biological agents and weapons and ordered all exist-
ing stockpiles of bacteriological weapons to be destroyed.

Tapped?
President Nixon jokes about who might be listening to an old phone
given to him yesterday after signing a bill establishing a Rural
Telephone Bank to finance rural phone systems.
BUDDHIST HOLIDAY:
Viet cease-fire to begin

WASHINGTON )- The
nation's jobless rate edged
up to 6.1 per cent of the
work force last month the
government reported yes-
terday. The White House
and the Labor Department
called the figures "disap-
pointing."
Black unemployment rose to
the highest in seven years, the
average out-of-work period for
all races remained at a five-
year high of 10.9 weeks, and the
2.5 million persons who worked
part-time but wanted full-time
jobes matched t h e eight-year
high of last December.
The over all jobless rate was
up .1 per cent from March and
just below the nine year high
of 6.2 per cent posted last De-
cember at the end of the Gen-
eral Motors strike.
The Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics said the unemployment rate
increased so little as to be "es-
sentially unchanged."
But the fact that it did not
drop cast gloom through th e
administration, which announc-
ed Thursday a 0.3 per cent in-
crease in wholesale prices.
"We of course would h a v e
rather seen it go down," said
White House press secretary
Ronald Ziegler. Piesident Nixon
has pledged unemployment will
drop to about 4.5 per cent by the
middle of next year.
Labor S e c r e t a r y James
Hodgson said "this month's re-
port on unemployment levels is
a disappointment."
The National Democratic
Committee sai d: "Wholesale
prices have gone up. Steel prices
have gone up. The dollar is un-
der attack in Europe. And now
unemployment has risen. And
all we get from the Nixon ad-
ministration is the w o r n out
promise that things w ill get
better . . . Some game! Some
plan!"

SAIGON (IP) - A 48 h o u r
Viet Cong cease-fire observance
of Buddha's 2,515th birthday
anniversary went into effect to-
day in South Vietnam, five
hours ahead of an allied cease-
fire.
The birthday anniversary is
Sunday and it is a holiday equi-
valent to that of Christmas for
Christians.
The Viet Cong cease-fire per-
iod began at 7 a.m. -7p.m., ZDT,
yesterday - while the allies set

their cease-fire for the 24-hour
period running from noon to-
day.
Before the start of the cease-
fire periods, the Indochina air
war continued without letup but
ground action slackened.
Two U.S. F4 Phantom fighter
bombers attacked antiaircraft
sites in North Vietnam yester-
day in the 33rd "protective re-
action" strike so far this year.
Also in the air, U.S. B52 bomb-
ers kept up their saturation
bombing of some outlets of the
Ho Chi Minh trail that cross
from Laos into the northwest
corner of South Vietnam.

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