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Thursday, May 14,1 970 Ann Arbor, Michigan Page Three

MAY 16
For Information Cali 764-4410

news today
by The Aswcaled Press and Coliege Press Service
TWENTY-ONE MEMBERS of the National Welfare Rights
Organization (NWRO) and students supporters were arrested
last night after they staged an eight-hour sit-in in the Washing-
ton office of Robert Finch, secretary of health, education and
The NWRO members, along with students supporters, had con-
fronted Finch earlier and demanded a guaranteed annual income of
$5,500 for a family of four. They also called for an immediate end to
the war in Vietnam.
The proposed administration family assistance plan proposed
by the Nixon administration set a $1,600 annual minimum income
for a four-member family.
After talking with the group for some time, Finch abandoned his.
office to them. Finch termed the demonstration totally inappropriate,
and counter-productive. He said it would hinder congressional passage
of the family assistance bill.
THE INDIAN CLAIM COMMISSION yesterday awarded $12.3
million to the Seminole Indians for land taken from them by I
U.S. military forces nearly 150 years ago.
The commission based the award on what they determined as
the land's worth a century-and-a-half ago. The Indians had con-
tended the land, which includes most of Florida, was worth $47.9
million. Government appraisers set the value at $5.5 million.
Estimating past payments of money and land to the Seminoles
- at $5 million, the government will deduct that amount from the
award monies.
bill which could raise the tax on domestic airplane tickets from
five to eight per cent.
The hike would provide for major financing of a 10-year airways
development program for the improvement of airports and airways.
The measure, which has already been passed by the Senate now,
goes to President Nixon.
Under the bill, domestic cargo would be cha'ged a new tax of
five per cent. The four cents per gallon tax on commercial aviation
fuel would rise to seven cents.
SEN. PHILIP HART (D-Mich) will introduce a new auto
insurance bill which would make auto inspections compulsory and
would raise standards for obtaining a federal drivers license.
Hart said yesterday the bill stems from a three-year investiga-
tion into soaring insurance premiums and repair costs. He said it in-
cludes provisions for a compulsory rating of cars according to re-
lative vulnerability to crash damage of both vehicle and passengers.:
The proposed compulsory rating for damage vulnerability is keyed
to a promise by several insurance companies to charge 20 per cent
lower collision premiums for cars capable of withstanding a five
mile per hour crash without damage. Currently no popular American
car can take more than a 2.9 mph crash, according to testimony
before a congressional subcommittee.
Congress slow on dr

'Takeover at HEW
Members of the National Welfare Rights Organization sit-in in the
Finch, secretary of health, education, and welfare yesterday before
testers called for a raise in minimum income for a welfare family of1
proposed in President Nixon's welfare bill. (See The News Today.)
Com mn st troops in

U.S. again
vows pullout
i odia
tary of State William Rogers
yesterday reiterated the NiX-
on Administration's assuranc-
es t h a t U.S. military forces
b Iwill not become involved in
°{+Cambodia on any long term
Speaking at an unscheduled
news conference. Rogers admitted
that the administration has been
contacted by representatives of
tk. several nations who expressed
concern that the United States
I would become bogged down in an-
other Indochina war.

He added, however. that much
of the doubts have been dispelled
by President Nixon's assurances
that the United States is pursu-
ing a limited operation in Cam-
bodia. Reiterating Nixon's prom-
ise that U.S. troops will be with-
drawn from Cambodia by June 30,
-Associated Press Rogers said, "We do not intend to
become commited to the military
defense of the . . . (Cambodian)
Washington office of Robert government (of Premier Lon Nol).
they were arrested. The pro- The President announced we are
four above $1,600, the amount going to provide some limited as-
sistance . . . any larger program
_ would require congressional ap-
prpval," he added.
Rogers said it is too early to tell
whether the operation has compli-
A cated U.S.-Soviet relations, but
maintained that it has not had
jjjjJ-JUdia an adverse effect on the Strategic
Arms Limitations Talks in Vienna.
Discussing other issues of cur-
9A f I- /r AA 'rent concern. Rnorers Aid hA

pects : for congressional action
on draft reform this year ap-
pear to have dimmed.
The Senate Armed Services
Committee still has set no date
for hearings on reform propos-
als. And Senate aides said yes-
terday the committee now must
deal with a variety of proposals
against American involvement
in Cambodia, as well as major
defense appropriatio'i bills, be-
fore it can get to the Selective
Service System.
Draft overhaul advocates, in-
cluding Senate Majority Lead-
er Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.)
say the Cambodia amendments
are no excuse for putting off a
congressional decision on t h e
"We ought not look at it in
that way," Mansfield says. "I

think we ought to go ahead with
draft reform. We ought to do
something besides talk about
creation of a volunteer army,"
he adds.
In the House of Representa-
tives, Rep. L. Mendel Rivers
(D-S.C.), chairman of t h e
House Armed Services Commit-
tee, reported he will make no
decision on whether to consider
a draft reform bill until the de-
fense appropriation bills clear
Congress this summer.
Rivers has promised a review
of the draft by his committee
this year, but has made it clear
that this does not necessarily
mean producing a bill to change
Selective Service Director
Curtis Tarr agrees that congres-
sional concern with the Cam-
bodia campaign has diminished

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agrees with Secretary of the In-
terior Walter flickel that the Nix-
SAIGON (A---South Vietnamese Trabek, in the Parrot's Beak, Cambodian military command- on Administration needs to do
troops, driving toward Phnom heavy fire from communist troops ers said the Viet Cong may be more to communicate with young
Penh, the capital of Cambodia, stopped the allied advance. A U.S. those which fled the ferry crossing people.
ran into heavy resistance from helicopter which was supporting at Neak Luong, 37 miles southeast He added that the United
communist forces yesterday. the armored column was shot of Phnom Penh, after Neak Luong
The South Vietnamese soldiers down. was retaken by South Vietnamese States is pleased that Israel has
were attempting to clear Highway Meanwhile, U.S. roops at Fire; marines. withdrawn its troops from Leb-
One of Viet Cong and North Viet- Support Base Brown, three miles In other developments in' Cara- anon after a n a i d Tuesday on
namese troops. The highway runs inside Cambodia, virtually wiped bodia, the army announced that guerrilla positions. He called on
from the Vietnamese border to out a company of North Vietnam-. 10 Americans, including Maj. Gen. both sides to avoid further esca-
Phnom Penh, 50 miles away. ese troops who appeared to have John A. B. Dillard, commander of lhtiond
As a Vietnamese armored col- stumbled accidentally into the, the U.S. Army Engineer Command
umn neared the town of Kompong American camp. in Vietnam, were killed yesterday The Secretary also said he ex-
An officer present in the en- when the helicopter in which they pects talks w i t h Communist
counter with the North Vietnam- were flying was shot down by ene- China in Warsaw scheduled for
ese said that the communist troops my ground fire. One person aboardi May 20 to be held. There has been
"apparently thought the base was survived but was seriously injured.
Sdeserted and just walked into It Military spokesman said the heli- no indication Peking would can-
rto rin We caught them by surprise," he copter went up in flames after it cel the meeting as a result of the
ilt e 1m j added. crashed. oeain
The American troops, assigned ;ICmoinoeain
to the 199th Light Infantry Bri-
prospects for early congession- gade reported killing,50Northafd e
Although Rivers declined to at Base Brown, which is situated
comment on the possibility, 95 miles north of Saigon. U.S.,
Rep. Leslie Arepds of Illinois, casualties were put at fourro e iS ou th east
senior Republican on the Armed wounded.
Services Committee says there In the fighting near Kompong
may be some truth to Tarr's as- Trabek, thirteen South Vietnam- WASHINGTON & - The Senate plunged into debate yesterday
sessmentk ese troops and six civilians were on the U.S. role in Southeast Asia, amid a warning from one of its
Congress for authority to abol- wounded in the opening round committees the nation may find itself fighting on and on in a seem-
.ogesfratoiyt bl Later, the South Vietnamese for-.
ish college draft deferments and ces tried to press a cordon around ingly endless war.
fill draft quotas on a nation- the communist forces and came Addressing itself to the current military operations in Cambodia,
wide rather than local basis. under a withering attack from a report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the
The student deferments pro- automatic weapons, rocket-pro- United States faces "the grave risk of repeating the errors of Viet-
posal is the only one congres- pelled grenades and mortars. Six nam in Cambodia, and of finding our armed forces fighting on yet
sional leaders are talking about, more South Vietn4mese soldiers another front in a war which seems without end."
ifsany, althoughere re puro- were wopnded and two were killed The report contains the committee's endorsement of a measure
forms as Congresszfornsucthe As the enemy fire intensified, which would bar funds for re-t-
draft system,uniform national South Vietnamese ground forces taiing US. ground forces in
rather than local draft policies, pulled back and called in ar Cambodia, and place strict limitsa'
and draft exemptions for men trikes on the communistosi- on American aid and air opera-
who object to the Vietnam war LionC d tions in that country.
on moral grounds. Meanwhile Cambodian troops Supporters of t h e measure, t . Jj1.
The chairman of the Senate were moving south out of Phnom which was proposed by Sens. John I0 l ers
Thed carmae Com te Sene Penh along Highway 3, a route Sherman Cooper (R-Ky.) and
John Stennis (D-mmist.eSes that ends at the Gulf of Siam, Frank Church (D-Idaho), as an
Jonstennis D-nsns on V h easongfr d et s wereJTEL AVIV W)-An Israeli ar-
prmsdhaig nNxnsIVe ogfradeeet eeamendment to a military sales mrdfrertre oIre
deferment request as soon as reported pushing to within 20 bill, said that the June 30 termi-
h n +an P ,, ,,, n miles of the capital in that area. nation date set by President Nixon yesterday after clearing out Arab

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