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, W«d., Oct. 16, 1968 Nuclear subs given secret Navy citations Los Angeles Times Service WASHINGTON - The Navy has awarded secret citations to three Atlantic Fleet nuclear-powered submarines for highly classified operations during 1967. The Defense Department refused to disclose details about the awards to the attack submarines Pollack, Ray and Triton. But they presumably were engaged in intelligence operations or in dangerous decoy maneuvers against Soviet submarines seeking to trail American Polaris missile submarines to secret undersea firing stations. A QUESTION submitted to the Pentagon yesterday about the citations brought only this reply: "Details of the three commendations and operations which merited them are classified." The awards came to light only because the submarines were included on a list of Marine and Navy units which earned presidential or Navy unit commendations in the Vietnam war. Their inclusion apparently was an accident since there is rarely any formal announcement of awards for classified operations. FURTHERMORE, questioning of Navy officers revealed that nuclear attack submarines have played no role in the Vietnam war. Indeed, it was learned that the three submarines were part of the Atlantic, not Pacific, Fleet when they earned the commendations. The three citations were virtually identical. For example, the Triton's read: "For exceptionally meritorious service during a period in 1967. USS Triton conducted important and arduous independent submarine operations of great importance to the national defense of the United States. The outstanding results achieved during the highly successful operations attest to the exceptional professional skill, resourcefulness and ingenuity of the Triton's officers and men. Their inspiring performance of duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service." THE NAVY unit commendation is awarded only to ships and units which carry out particularly difficult missions in an outstanding fashion, generally involving hazardous contact with an enemy. The commendations entitle the 368 officers and men of the three submarines to wear individual ribbons for the Navy unit commendation. The conditions of the awards also mean the men aren't supposed to say how they earned them. HHH vows to halt N. Vietnam bombing THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION — Vice President Hubert Humphrey shares laughter with the AP Wirephots browd as a question is asked during his Kansas City Central High school visit yesterday. KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hubert H. Humphrey, in an elaboration on his Vietnam stand, said yesterday he would stop the bombing of North Vietnam "period," and he called Richard M. Nixon "chicken hearted" for declining to debate him on Vietnam and other issues. Humphrey faced college students at a question-and-answer period, toured a Negro high school district and talked to students there, and jabbed at George C. Wallace 'and Curtis Lemay as the "bombsey twins." At a question and answer session in the packed gymnasium at Rockhurst College the vice President dealt with his views on the bombing. HUMPHREY s a i d it was necessary for the U.S. to take risks for peace, adding, "We take risks on the battlefield every day." And he cited as an example U.S. bombing near Haiphong when Soviet ships were in the harbor. Humphrey promised that as president he would take risks but "I'm not going to be a foolish president." Humphrey said any action would have to take into account below the demilitarized zone. "The only reason to stop the bombing is to encourage the process of peace, and the response of Hanoi would have to be taken into account," Humphrey said. THE VICE PRESIDENT noted in his Salt Lake City speech on Vietnam, "I said I would stop the bombing as an acceptable risk for peace, period." "Period, not comma or semicolon," he continued. "I also said in making this decision I would look to evidence by word or deed — I said I would look for it, evidence by word or deed, directly or indirectly, that North Vietnam should restore the demilitarized zone." "In restoring the DMZ to regular status," Humphrey said, "North Vietnam would not have to give up any territory." IN THE high school, College and street rally appearances, Humphrey had fun needling Nixon and Wallace. He recalled th'at Wallace had called himself a friend of the working man, and the vice president scoffed: "He makes Scrooge look like a social worker." U.JV. guards gets orders to control demonstrators UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP)— Guards are watching escalator landings in this world diplomatic enclave to keep people from dropping out of guided tours and going to the General Assembly hall to demonstrate. Demonstrators have broken into assembly speeches by Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko and Belgian Foreign Minister Pierre Harmel. Nixon tours South, slaps at both foes GREENSBORO, N. C. (UPI) - Richard Nixon, touring the South, warned voters yesterday against supporting George C. Wallace and said his other opponent, Hubert Himphrey, is "panicking" and "will be swinging wilder and wilder." The Republican nominee claimed he is ahead in every major state and that the polls show him running neck- and-neck with Wallace in North Carolina. Nixon, who spent the weekend resting at his Key Biscayne, Fla., retreat, flew to Greensboro from Miami, where he took one of his hardest slaps to date at Humphrey. From Greensboro, Nixon's next stop was Knoxville, Tenn. BEFORE leaving Florida, Nixon, accused Humphrey of deliberate distortions and called upon the Democratic nominee to "put an end to these tactics of fear and smear." Nixon's line of attack against Wallace before his Greensboro audience of 5,500 Muskie asks revolt of moderates to pave the way for racial peace NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Edmund S. Muskie called yesterday on moderates in America, both Negro and white, to "cope with the merchants of hate and violence" in their ranks. The Democratic vice presidential candidate, campaigning in New York City, urged "a peaceful revolt of the moderates" to achieve racial peace. "We must break through the terrible cycle of action and reaction, assault and counterassault, hatred in response to hatred," Muskie said. THE MAINE senator had trips scheduled later in the day to the New York City Negro areas of Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant. He planned a walk on Harlem's 125th Street and several visits in the Brooklyn Negro areas. Muskie also planned a visit to a reception with people of his ancestry, at the Polish National Hall in Brooklyn. The candidate made his appeal to moderates in a speech to the 40th biennial human rights meeting of the National Council of Women, then went into private conferences and an interview. Urging moderates to work for "the America of our dreams," Muskie said: "Those whites who hate and destroy and those blacks who hate and destroy, are, in fact, working together to destroy that America." In a sense, he said, the "black revolt is a movement of hope," for it implies hope that America can solve this crisis. But if results are not seen soon enough or movement seen clearly enough, "it may become a revolt of despair." MUSKIE SAID white Americans can choose to say the black man is "pushing too fast," or choose, "as some would," to use police power to "keep the black man in his place." The senator made no specific references in his nonpolitical speech, but in campaigning he has been denouncing George C. Wallace's references to police and Republican Richard M. Nixon's stand on the "law and order" issue. If white Americans choose to "turn away in fear and hostility ..." Muskie said, "we cannot expect that we or our children will live in peace." If blacks follow extremist counsel of hate and violence, Muskie said, the results would be "disastrous — and particularly for the black community." was the same as he has used on previous swings through the South —that a vote for the third party candidate helps the cause of Humphrey. As usual, Nixon stopped short of naming Wallace. The GOP nominee issued a statement aimed at the pocketbook of North Carolina, where textiles is one of the major industries. He promised that in a Nixon administration there would be improvements in the nation's approach to textile imports, adding: "OUR GOAL will be the creating of an environment which will encourage job-creating growth of the domestic industry while permitting imports to participate fairly and in an orderly fashion in the future expansion of the domestic market." Although claiming he is out front in the campaign, Nixon said there would be no letup on his part and said he was shifting into a high-gear "operation extra effort" to assure "the biggest finish in American political history." Nixon held a news conference and staged a rally in Miami before setting out for Greensboro and Knoxville. His toughest slap at Humphrey came in a prepared statement, which he later paraphrased at the Miami rally. "MR. HUMPHREY'S charge of last week — that if elected I would cut back 'frills' like Social Security and aid to education and Medicare — was a deliberate misrepresentation, and Hubert Humphrey knew it when he said it," Nixon declared. "What he (Humphrey) is doing now is more deplorable than simply distorting my positions. He is callously raising and playing upon the fears of retired Americans; he is exploiting their concern over their future; he is trying to frighten 20 million Americans into believing a deliberate untruth." Nixon said his record is clear on such matters as Social Security and called on Humphrey to end his attacks. ABOUT 2,000 PERSONS, many of them Cuban exiles, turned out for the former vice president's Miami rally at the Dade County Auditorium. He was introduced by Rep. A. Sydney_Herlong, a Democrat, who is retiring after 20 years in Congress, and said Herlong's presence was typical of the bipartisan support he is receiving across the nation. Nixon noted that Ohio Sen. Frank J. Lausche, also a Democrat, announced Mond'ay that he would vote for Nixon. Let experts fight poverty war: A; INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican vice presidential nomi- students who are demonstrating in the unive [new INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Spiro T. Agnew said yesterday the management of federal antipoverty programs must be taken from the hands of recipients and placed under the management of experts. Agnew was guest at a bipartisan luncheon hosted by Eugene S. Pulliam, son of the owner and publisher of the Indianapolis Star and News, at the Indianapolis Athletic Club. SHARING THE head table with Agnew was Indiana Gov. Roger D. Branigin, a Democrat, whose office is up for political grabs this year since the state constitution prohibits a once mention Democratic presidential candidate Hubert H. governor from succeeding himself. Unlike his more fiery campaign speeches. Agnew did not Humphrey or third party candidate George C. Wallace. Instead, he concentrated on the problems of the cities and his ideas for curing them. "I THINK IT'S time for the people in the government, to say, forthrightly and honestly — to the militants who wj.sh to run their own destinies and control their own heritage, to the students who are demonstrating in the universities — that yes, we will listen to your complaints, you may give us your symptoms, but we will make the diagnosis and we, the establishment, which I make no apologies for being a part of, will implement the cure." The Maryland governor said, "That's the thing that is causing the trouble in this country today where dissent is out of control. "NOBODY IS willing to say we do have the expertise, we are prepared, we have the responsibility, we are in control arid we're going to do the job, and if you don't like it work within the system to change it. "Don't, try to destroy the system. It's worked pretty well all these years." he said. The GOP candidate said the management of antipoverty programs should not be in the hands of the poor but in the hands of experts. "1 think the people themselves should participate in an advisory capacity." he said, but added that they are not equipped to manage such programs. NIXON SINKS PUTT — Richard M. Nixon sinks a putt in a brief match on the' putting green yesterday with comedian Jackie Gleason AP Wirephoto at Key Biscayne, Fla. Nixon sank one out of three and Gleason failed to sink any. Gleason said he didn't mind losing to a president. More About Wallace ruling Continued From Page A-l the court's one-man one-vote ruling in March 1962. A FEDERAL court in Dayton ruled in August that Wallace's name could be written in by Ohio voters, but that the state could not be required to give him a place on the ballot. Ohio election laws are extremely difficult for third party candidates, requiring a party primary and convention as well as signatures amounting in number to at least 15 per cent of the vote in the last statewide elections. The Republican and Democratic parties, meanwhile, are allowed to retain their positions on the ballot simply by obtaining 10 per cent of votes in the last gubernatorial election and don't have to obtain any signature petitions. BLACK SAID the two parties have a definite advantage, that the Ohio system "in effect tends to give them a complete monopoly." Black said Ohio had failed to show "a compelling state interest" to justify "such unequal burdens on minority groups." He declared: "Competition in ideas and governmental policies is at the core of our electoral processes and the First Amendment freedoms He went on: "To grant the state power to keep all political parties off the ballot until they have enough members to win would stifle the growth of all new parties working to increase their strength from year to year. Considering these Ohio laws in their totality, this interest cannot justify the severe restrictions on voting and associational rights which Ohio has imposed." Wallace lambastes the press for saying West reception cool Los Angeles Times Service LOS ANGELES - George C. Wallace brought his presidential campaign yesterday to the Los Angeles area where he berated the press in public, as well as on his plane, for reporting that his receptions in the West have been cool. As employes at two aerospace plants looked on, mostly in silence, Wallace delivered speeches in which he repeatedly charged the press has distorted his campaign. At Aerojet General's plant in Downey, where about 500 of the firm's 1,800 em- ployes took advantage of a special open lunch hour to hear him, he was half through his speech before he finally drew any reaction — scattered applause for saying he would deny foreign aid to countries that trade with the North Vietnamese. SEVERAL OTHER remarks there drew mild applause, including his conclusion: "You folks at the Los Angeles Times can write that we got a cool reception here, but we got a good reception here and I hope you'll (the audience) let 'em hear it." The press' appraisal of Wallace's western reception has become such a sore point with him that it has overshadowed everything else in his campaign during the past two days. On his plane he walked down the aisle to a group of newsmen and for several minutes criticized them for their reports. To one he angrily declared: ''Aw, I know you. You don't want to see a good reception." Wallace also heatedly denied he had been angered by hecklers in San Diego where Monday night he dared them, "Why don't you come up here, you young punks. . ." "I NEVER get mad," Wallace told reporters. Wallace told the aerospace workers that the Los Angeles Times had reported that the Confederate flag flew in Alabama, and he declared, "Alabama flies the Confederate flag, that's right, Mr. Los Angeles Times. That's right ... but no flag flies higher than the American flag because Alabama has lost more people in the Vietnam conflict than any state in the union, save Tennessee ... "One thing, Mr. Los Angeles Times, when you see the Confederate flag flying you won't see any Vietcong flag flying, I'll tell you that much." The former Alabama governor frequently has accused "some professors and some college students" in California of flying the Vietcong flag and advocating a Communist victory. Wallace received a livelier reception at TRW Systems in Redondo Beach, where some 3,500 of the firm's 16,000 employes turned out. Israel plans to build Jewish town in Jordan TEL AVIV (API-Israel plans to build a Jewish town adjoining the ancient Arab city of Hebron in occupied Jordan, the newspaper Maariv reported, on a site considered property of the military government. About 100 Orthodox Jews already have settled in the military compound.