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Church group sets anti-war parley

By PE. BAUER
Clergy and Laymen Concerned about
Vietnam (CALCAV), a 39,000 member
interreligious peace group, has an-
nounced plans to hold a national organ-
izing conference at the University's
Markley Hall, August 17-22.
The conference, which is expected to
assemble about $00 people from 35 states,
will concentrate "on seeing how the re-
ligious community can develop concrete
plans and strategies which will help ter-
minate the war in Vietnam at an early
date," says the Rev. Richard Fernandez,
Co-Director of CALCAV.
In order to accomplish this goal, con-
ference organizers are planning activi-
ties which they consider to be "substan-

tially different from what many tradi-
tional denominational structures have at-
tempted to do with respect to the war,"
Fernandez, a Protestant minister, as-
serts.
Instead of .scheduling speakers to ad-
dress the members in large groups,
CALCAV representatives plan to discuss
strategy and tactics in small groups in
order to better preserve the sense of
community which they say is vital to
religious awareness.
Through these small group discussions
CALCAV organizers are hopeful t h a t
leaders of various local churches will be
able to find a way to "build a mass base
movement in local communities and de-
velop a greater sense of commitment

among their own constituents, as they
seek to end the war," says Fernandez.
The approach to political efficacy
through the union of churches is not a
novel one, says David Hauseman, a local
organizer of the conference.
"It's all part of the social gospel," he
relates. "You know, love your neigh-
bor as yourself. You can hardly love the
Vietnamese when you're killing them."
In addition to considering the Vietnam
war, CALCAV members plan to discuss
other national problems of which they
feel the public is not always aware.
One example, cited by Hauseman, is the
alleged mistreatment of the Portuguese
government in Angola by, the American
Gulf Oil Company.
"Americans are constantly giving their

tacit consent to this type of behavior,"
he says, "because of their very inaction."
Religious leaders who are expected to
attend the conference include: Rabbi Bal-
four Brickner, Union of American Hebrew
Congregations; Harvey Cox, professor,
Harvard University; William Sloane Cof-
fin Jr., chaplain, Yale University; Mia Ad-
jali, Women's Division, United Methodist
Church; and Mohammed Kenjatta, Black
Economic Development Conference.
According to Mrs. Trudi Young, also
a co-director of CALCAV, video-tapes of
Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, who has admitted
distributing copies of the top-secret
Pentagon Papers to the press, Dr. Robert
McAfee Brown, Dr. Robert Lifton and
Dr. Seymour Melman have been devel-
oped for the conference.

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Wednesday, August 11, 1971 Ann Arbor, Michigan News Phone: 764-0552

Street battling
grows worse
in N. Ireland
BELFAST, Northrn Ireland (M - The barricades went
up yesterday and Belfast prepared itself for another night
of the bloodiest rioting to rack Northern Ireland in half a
century.
Mob clashes, gunfire exchanges, gasoline bomb at-
tacks and waves of arson raised the two-day toll to 17
killed and more than 100 injured.
The violence caused millions of dollars in property
damage and threatened to overwhelm the 12,000 hard-
pressed British troops stationed in the Protestant-domin-

Riot aftermath in Northern Ireland

UNOFFI(IAL REPORTS:
U.S. may change Viet. policy
if Minh drops out of election

SAIGON (,' - U.S. sources
said yesterday the American gov-
ernment would be forced to re-
examine its policy toward South
Vietnam should Gen. Duong Van
"Big" Minh quit the presidential
race and leave President Nguyen
Van Thieu as the only candidate.
U.S. officials had hoped the
October 3 election would include
a variety of candidates. They are

known to be ups
qualification of
Nguyen Cao Ky
Minh's threat to
Minh has said
he will quit the r
mines that Thieu
the election.
White House I
Ronald Ziegler, r
a report that a de

set by the dis- made to withdraw all U.S. troops
Vice President by next June 30 if Thieu is the
and worried by only candidate.
pull out. The report, one senior Ameri-
repeatedly that can spokesman said, is "the fig-
ace if he deter- manent of someone's imagina-
is trying to rig tion".
Press Secretary Despite the officials disclaim-
however, denied ers, however, the government
ecision has been was not denying yesterday that a
-.-one-candidate race would have
an effect on the official Ameri-
can attitude toward the Saigon
regime.
U.S. embassy spokesman How-
ard Kirchwehm said "Quite ob-
viously if confronted by a ne a
situation we would look at it and
act accordingly. I am not going
to get into a discussion of a hypo-
thetical situation, however."
Meanwhile the political situa-
tion in Saigon was deteriorating
rapidly yesterday as speculation
on a number of subjects includ-
ing a possible coup d' etat, was
evident.
The coup talk was encouraged
by reports, not officially con-
firmed, that the skies over
Saigon had been suddenly declar-
ed off limits to all aircraft.
This was taken to suggest that
Ky, who charges he was unfairly
disqualified from the race, way
planning to use an air attack on
the presidential palace.
One source said that air space
-Associated Press
over the city had been declared
off limits for a people's self-de-
Milton Eisen- fense rally last weekend. Ameri-
ersity, recom- can sources said air corridors
the establish- had been changed recently but
ion growth to they knew nothing about any new
orders on flying over the city.

ated province.
Roman Catholic areas barri-
caded themselves with hijacked
buses against another night of
terror.
Dr. Patrick Hillery, foreign
minister of the Irish Republic
to the south, flew to London for
emergency talks on the crisis
with British leaders.
Northern Ireland authorities
arrested 24 suspected terrorists
to add to the 300 interned on
Monday in an attempt to break
the back of the illegal Irish Re-
publican Army's (IRA) v i o-
lence campaign.
The IRA wants to reunite this
six-county British province with
the Irish Republic, by force if
necessary.,
Northern Ireland's decision to
intern members of the outlawed
IRA unleashed a state of ur-
ban warfare. The Roman Cath-
olics minority in this largely
Protestant province vowed to
fight the decision by b o t h
violence and peaceful means.
The Northern Ireland Cabi-
net, meeting in emergency ses-
sion, was reported by sources
to have been stunned by the ex-
tent of the violence touched
off by the order.
Rioting erupted for the se-
cond straight day when British
troops pushed through the bar-
ricades of key Catholic areas-
the Bogside in Londonderry and
the Falls road in Belfast - in
search of IRA terrorists. T w o
British soldiers were wounded.
Some of the worst fighting
took place outside the Rose-
mount police station in London-
derry, scene of the 15-hour siege
Monday. Mobs tried to hurl
gasoline bombs through brok-
en windows, but charging troops
firing rubber bullets managed
to keep them too far back to
set the building afire.
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Billboard
restraint
continued
By ZACHARY SCHILLER
Washtenaw County C i r c u i t
Judge John Conlin ruled yester-
day that "the status quo must be
preserved" in regard to Ann Ar-
bor's new sign ordinance until a
vacationing judge returns to
make the final ruling in the case.
The ordinance, which prohibits
various types of signs as well as
putting limitations on their loca-
tion and size, was passed last
week by Ann Arbor City Council,
Shortly after the law's pas-
sage, Central Outdoor Advertis-
ing Company of Lansing obtained
an injunction from Livingston
County Judge Paul Mahinske pro-
hibiting enforcement and publi-
cation of the law.
Mahinske also ordered the city
to allow Central to erect new
signs until the. matter could be
finally settled at a show-cause-
hearing Sept. 13.
Last Wednesday, at the urg-
ing of city officials, Judge Conlin
temporarily restrained Central
from erecting new signs. Conlin
emphasized that he was only in-
tervening in the case because
Judge Mahinske was on vaca-
tion.
Conlin held yesterday's hearing
in order to determine whether his
ban on new billboards should be
continued until Mahinske's re-
turn.
At the hearing, lawyers from
Central said the company would
not put up any new billboards
until the September hearing,
whereupon Judge Conlin ruled
that the city must continue to
process all requests for billboard
installations.
The sign ordinance is actually
the second such ordinance passed
by the council. The first one, ap-
See SIGN, Page 6

Aim for zero
Former Maryland Sen. Joseph Tydings (left) and
hower, acting president of Johns Hopkins Univ
mend to a Washington news conference yesterday
ment of a national policy aimed at zero populat
stabilize the number of Americans.

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