Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 15, 1969 · Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1969 THE REGISTElt-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS 9—A LBJ Budget For Defense: $81.5Billion Bv C.YATES McDANIEL WASHINGTO N(AP) — President Johnson asked Congress Tuesday to spend $81.5 billion for defense in the coming fiscal ) ,yp&'. slightly reducing Vietnam '-'costs but warning of the need to "counter a wide range of potential military threats." His spending proposals for the 1970 fiscal year topped those of the current year by $500 million, despite a cut of $3.4 billion in the cost of supporting 639,000 fighting men in Southeast Asia. Vietnam alone accounts for nearly one-third of the proposed military spending, but the accent in Johnson's final defense budget is on beefing up the fighting power of forces elsewhere in the world and on developing new weapons and equipment. He urged the increased defense spending—the largest in any year since World War II—to continue the military "momentum achieved during the last eight years." The President attributed reduction in Vietnam spending to "changing combat patterns and revised supply requirements." Large-scale operations have been reduced and the bombing of North Vietnam has been halted. But his proposal to finance an additional 5,000 men by June 30, 1970, in the Southeast Asian area including Thailand', the Philippines and support bases farther afield, held no hint of beginning a phased manpower cut from Vietnam, as has been rumored in Saigon, The new budget, subject to changes by the Nixon administration and the Congress, provides for 3,455,000 men and women in uniform on active duty, 32,000 below peak strength in the current year. The Army will absorb most of the cut, 26,000, mostly through the release of reserves. The Air Force will drop 8,000, more than offsetting a 2,000 increase for the Marine Corps and a near 1,000 net rise in Navy manpower. The Army will have the same number of divisions—18—and its air unit roster is unchanged at 218. The Marine Corps will field the same four divisions and three air wings as it does in the current year. The budget will enable the Navy to sail its present 15 attack aircraft carriers. It will have one less antisubmarine K -rier and air group and 16 rer amphibious assault ships. But the operating fleet of nuclear-powered attack submarines will expand from 4i to 47 next year. The Outlay program covers Air Force costs to operate the first two squadrons of the new C-5a jumbo-size air transports, buy more FB-U1 fighter-bombers and short range missiles for that aircraft, and 24 squadrons of B-52's. Thirty squadrons of the big bombers are now in service. The cost of running the Selective Service system next year is pegged just under the current $70 million annual level "despite an anticipated increase in draft calls." Johnson reminded Congress of his earlier "intention to develop a fair and impartial random system of selection" for drafting men, a plan thwarted by Congress in 1967. He used his farewegl budget message to plead for a law providing for a variation of a lottery system for selecting men to bear arms. In other areas covered by the defense budget, the President called for a slight increase, to $551 million, in military aid, and a $120 million rise in Atomic Energy Commission outlays, to $2.6 billion, for improved nuclear weapons and atomic power plants for warships in fiscal 1970. Partly offsetting Increased spending in most defense fields are proposed cuts in outlays for military construction, dependents housing and civil defense. Johnson said, as he did last year, that the United States continues "to hope for productive discussions with the Soviet Union, leading toward agreement on a limitation of strategic forces." While voicing this hope, he called for even greater spending in the coming year and authority for additional out- gays thereafter to provide more power to the already massive strength of the nation's strategic forces. The number of intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles is unchanged in the new budget, but their destructive potential would be vastly increased by replacing thrv^Air Force's Minuteman I ^^rMinuteman III, and 1 the Nav^s Polaris with the Poseidon, both with multiple hydrogen warheads able to strike sever."! targets at once and with r "tration aids to confuse and •f I enemy defenses. Not content with these multiplications of strategic striking power, the budget also seeks congressional authority to start srrndins over several years (o improve Poseklon and the Sentinel system, already under construction, to provide limited defense against oncoming enemy THINGS TO COME — Francois* Lombard, the "most beautiful eyes of the French Rjviera," holds card delineating the pleasures of forthcoming carnival season at Nice. ews Briefs TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — Chinese Nationalist Intelligence sources said today hundreds of youths trying to escape In fishing boats from a Red Chinese l:\bor reform camp on Pingtan Island were intercepted by Communist cunlioats while trying to reach Quemoy. The sources said the incident happened Nov. 20 but the cxnV number of persons involved was not disclosed. Before the escape attempt, the sources said, about ;i,000 camp inmates raided army barracks, killed more than 100 Communist soldiers with clubs, hoes, spades and shovels, and seized weapons. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — More than 1,000 candidates have registered to run for 219 National Assembly seats in the Feb. 10 election, Thailand's first general election in 10 years. — ALL IN THE FAMILY, Leo John Sheridan is surrounded by some of his .18 grand* children and great grandchildren after he was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Ireland. Sheridan succeeds Raymond K. Guest, who resigned after serving more than three yenrs in the post. fHoyl POTATO Lge. Twin Bag 1 Ubby's \CATSUP -- 2* J ^ Del Monte — No. 303 Can Mixed <VEGETABLES 2 For 35* Bush — No. 300 Can Armour's TREET 12 -Oz. 45* 4 NAVY BEANS 5 - 49* 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 TALL M1LN0T 3 - 39* Crisco .24-Oz. 49' Jello Pudding — 6 -Oz. 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