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Tuesday, May 11, 1971

THE MtICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seveni

Tuesday, May 11, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

news briefs
By The Associated Press
SECRETARY OF STATE William Rogers reported to President
Nixon yesterday on his Middle East mission. Nixon called the trip
"useful in making progress toward the eventual solution of the prob-
lems in the area and in carrying the momentum of the discussions."
Joseph Sisco, assistant secretary of state in charge of Middle
East affairs, cautioned meanwhile against too much optimism that
settlement of the Suez canal issue is near.
"We are not on the brink of any settlement on the Suez canal,"
he told reporters. "This is an ongoing process that will take time."
A FORMER ARMY sergeant who says he saw Americans
massacre 30 women and children in a Vietnamese village in 1969
said yesterday he would not divulge the names of enlisted men and
low-ranking officers involved in the incident.
The former sergeant, Daniel Notley, said revealing the names
would enable the Army to make them "scapegoats" as he said it did
in the case of Lt. William Calley Jr.
Notley told a news conference he wants to put the responsibility
for the murders in the upper echelons "where it belongs."
THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION accused the federal govern-
ment yesterday of substituting empty promises for effective en-
forcement of anti-discrimination laws-at a point when "time is
running out."'
The commission reserved its harshest criticism for the Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban development, but said the blame for what
it called ineffective and unaggressive civil rights action must be
shared "by everybody from the President on down."
POSTAGE RATES are going up again despite a suit by maga-
zine and newspaper publishers charging that the increase is not
legal unless apiroved by the Postal Rate Commission (PRC).
The U.S. Postal Service, however, says the boost comes under its
authority to make temporary increases in postal rates pending a
recommendation of PRC.
The proposed increases will raise first-class mail to eight cents,
air mail to 11 cents, post cards will go up to six cents and some fourth-
class rates will increase by 10-20 per cent.
HAITIAN EXILE LEADER Paul Colas of New York yesterday
was granted a visa to enter Haiti in his attempt to "resolve the
problems of Haitian exiles."
Colas arrived in Miami yesterday after rumors spread in Haiti
and among Haitian exiles living in other nations that Haiti's 19-year-
old president, Jean Claude Duvalier, and his family were planning to
leave the country.
Col. Max Dominiquem, Haiti's ambassador to France, returned
to Paris Saturday after a four-month stay in Haiti. Duvalier saw him
off at the airport, and this apparently started the rumors that he
planned to leave.
A PETITION for the impeachment of President Nixon was ac-
cepted on the Capitol steps yesterday by Rep. Ronald Dellums
(D-Calif.).
The petition bears the signatures of 400 Harvard Law School stu-
dents and calls for the impeachment of Nixon on the grounds he
exceeded his constitutional authority in waging the Vietnam war with-
out a declaration of war by Congress.
BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY Sir Alec Douglas-Home has
made a personal appeal to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko
to agree to the release from prison of 77-year old Rudolf less.
After World War It, Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, was convicted by
the Nurenberg tribunal of crimes against peace and sentenced to life
imprisonment in Berlin's Spandau Prison. He is the only prisoner
left in the jail, which is guarded in turn by British, French, Soviet
and U.S. troops.
The Russians have continuously rejected the pleas of their allies
to release Hess on humanitarian grounds.
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Ex-GI speaks
Daniel Spencer Notley, 23, of St. Paul, Minn., a
sergeant, tells of seeing Americans kill 30 women
in a Vietnamese village in 1969. But Notley re
the names of the men involved. Sel News Briefs.
SENATE DEBATE:
Drat e-knd crFit

Bombings
resume in
S. Vietnam
SAIGON (A -- U.S. B52s
resumed bombing raids in
South Vietnam following a
weekend cease-fire period
during which they concen-
trated solely on 6rgets in
Laos and Cambodia.
Tw o formationsof thebombers
-s returned to the battered north-
west corner of South Vietnam to
hit at North Vietnamese infiltra-
tion routes along the border of
-Assoiate Pre Laos.
-Associatedt PressThe U.S. Command said the
B52s struck 15 and 17 miles
northwest of Khe Sanh, a jungle
former Army coveredssector which has been
and children under intensive aerial bombard-
fuses to give ment since April 21.
The bombing raids provided
most of the war action in the
wake of the cease-fires called by
the allies and the Viet Cong over
the weekend to mark the 2,515th
anniversary of Buddha's birth.
After the truce periods ended
rNwZed only minor ground fighting was
reported but the allied commands
y leader Mike charged the North Vietnamese
nt.) said the de- and Viet Cong violated the cease
weeks. He said fires 66 times with small ocale
whether the bill attacks ranging from sniper fire
before June 3 to shellings and ground assaults.
draft law ex- The U.S. Command announced
that the 2,216-man U.S. Marine
expcte toat Force logistic command at Da
expected to at- Nongill be deactivated shortly.
ce lenthydet This will leave only about 8,000
ce lengthy de- Marines in Vietnam and all of
g them is lie these are slated for withdrawal
sed by Sens. during the next month, except a
s an - . small number of advisers.
n (iD-S.D.) to In its weekly summary on troop
thdrawal from strength, the U.S. Comoand
the end of Ilhe said the American force here was
cut by 6,300 men last week, leav-
ances have in- ing 267,100 men in this country
bly since last as of last Thursday. This is the
said. lowest level in nearly five years.

WASHINGTON (P) - The chair-
man of the Senate Armed Serv-
ices Committee said yesterday it
would be "a calamity for our na-
tion's security" if Congress ends
the draft in an effort to end the
war in Southeast Asia.
Sen. John Stennis, (D-Miss.)
said the war is the underlying
issue in what looms as a mara-
thon debate over a two-year ex-
tension of the Selective Service
System.
"I do not agree that we should
consciously force all of our a.m-
ed services into continudig con-
fusion and disruption in an at-
tempt to end the war," Stennis
said.

Senate majorit3
Mansfield, (D-Mot
bate will last for
he does not know
will be finished
when the current
pires.
The draft bill is
tract a series o
certain to produt
bate. Chief amon
legislation propo
Mark Hatfield,
George McGover
compel U.S. wit
South Vietnam by
year.
"I think its ch
creased considera
year," Mansfield

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