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Aflor Ill Of Clergy 2 Akron Beacon Jouni Charges Dropped Against Priests In Cleveland aris Deadlock Seal asts 4-'- 7 by the front declaring peace impossible so long as the present South Vietnamese government remains in power and the Americans refuse to negotiate directly with the front. This, plus a North Vietnamese statement echoing the sentiments, suggested a distinct hardening of positions. The front said bluntly that the PARIS IP The United States appealed to North Vietnam and the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front today to "come to grips" with basic problems of peace. But the Vietnam talks bogged down into solid deadlock, sealed by violent attacks on the government of South Viemam. The third session of the full-scale talks opened with a blast AVAf v.

I wV WF.WS US 'Turn-On Quickly Turned Off favorably" to drop the charges, and five others voted favorably, but with conditions. Forty-three priests were opposed to dropping civil charges; nine abstained and sewn were uncertain. But an almost equal number of the priests expresspd disenchantment with the method of protest used by Fathers Begin and Meyar: 555 did not approve, according to the Bishop; two abstained, and seven approved, three of these with reservation. The survey was conducted by about 50 priest-volunteers, under the auspices of the diocesan senate of priests. The senate is headed by the Rev.

John H. Archibald, pastor Holy Family Parish in Stow. THE BISHOP said, "I accept the recommendation of the overwhelming majority of the priests that this incident be handled as an ecclesiastical matter" a case within the Church. Ecclesiastical suspensions of the two priests, the bishop noted, are still in effect. This means they are not authorized to carry out normal parish functions such as celebrating Mass, hearing confessions or administering any 'JsS By RONALD H.

KUHXE Beacon Journal Religion Writer CLEVELAND Bishop Clarence G. Issenmann is adhering to the desires of 510 priests in his Catholic diocese and has asked police authorities to drop charges against two "protest Mass' priests. The two priests, the Revs. Robert T. Begin and Bernard E.

Meyers, had been charged with disturbing a public place of worship St. John Cathedral at midnight, Jan. 24. They were to have had a jury trial March 4. Chief Police Prosecutor Clarence Rogers announced the charges have been drop-, ped at the Bishop's request.

BISHOP ISSENMANN, after considerable public and private criticism, asked members of the Senate of Priests of the diocese for their opinions on the matter Of 727 priests, 554 could be contacted to give their opinions on: WHETHER they approve of the protest. WHETHER civil charges should be dropped. IN A pastoral letter dated Wednesday, the bishop reveals that "505 priests voted CREWS RAKE UP OIL-SOAKED STRAW AT SANTA llvut'hps Murkenvtl Fnr Milvs Coast Birds Suffer Worst Disaster Ever From Oil Slick talks can "make no progress" so long as the Saigon government remains in office. THE OTHER side of the deadlock came from Saigon, where President Nguyen Van Thieu said South Vietnam "will not make any concessions detrimental to the national sovereignty or interest." This news conference statement was a clarification of one in Paris by Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, who had said Saigon had made many concessions and was willing to make more. Such concessions, Thieu indicated, concerned only "gestures of good will in order to obtain good results in substantive issues." AS THE American, North Vietnamese, front and Saigon delegates gathered for the third time around the enormous round table in the International Conference Center, the atmosphere was one of pessimism for any positive result in the near future.

U. S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, heading the U. S. team, sought once again to bring up military matters, although he declared that "we do not, thereby, set aside the importance of political matters." Ambassador Xuan Thuy of North Vietnam, however, insisted that the Vietnam problem must be solved as a whole in both military and political aspects, "the political aspect being the more fundamental." THIS IS a basic element of the deadlock.

Lodge indicated this when, in his formal statement, he said: "We do underline two things in this regard: First, as we have repeatedly said, we consider that the settlement of political affairs must be a matter for determination by the South Vietnamese: second, that the separation of the contending military forces will help to create a climate in which the political process can go forward without external interference." Thus, the United States is stressing that military matters involving re-establishment of the demilitarized zone between North and South and plumage back with oil plumage black with oil, tried vainly to clean one another with their beaks. They succeeded only in clogging their beaks and eyes. places. It clung to boats, decks and bulkheads. Despite rt to save them, sea birds died by the hundreds.

Cormorants, their By DICK SHIPPY leacen Journal Radio-TV Writer Whatever the response elsewhere in the country, many viewers in northeastern Ohio were "turned off" Wednesday night by ABC -TV's new "Turn-On" series. And in the case of Cleveland's WEWS (channel 5), "Turn-On" has been turned off officially. The ABC affiliate has informed the network it will no longer carry the prorgam. IX INFORMING ABC of the station's decision, Donald Perris, WEWS general manager, said it was the feeling of management the initial program was "in excessive poor taste." The station reported receiving many calls Wednesday night from viewers protesting the content of the program. Or as a station spokesman described It, "The switchboard was lit up." IN HIS telegram to ABC-TV president Elton Rule, Perris The Cowsills get a 13 At l-ouor Levels Nixon Favors More Federal School Aid Continued from page A-l peace talks in Paris, or other rule of the Federal Communi lrops II said "If your naughty little boys have to write dirty words on the walls, please don't use our walls." "Turn-0 a half-hour comedy-satire obviously patterned after NBC's successful "Laugh-In" series, showed in its inaugural a tendency toward double entendre and sexually suggestive material.

Presumably it was this which prompted the viewer protests. "Turn-On" is produced by the George Svhlatter-Ed Friendly team which also turns out "Laugh-In." TED EILAND, general manager for WAKR-TV, also an ABC affiliate which carried the Wednesday premiere, said the station had no record of protest calls, but thought some letters of protest would be forthcoming. Though it was his opinion the program was poorly done and in questionable taste. Eiland said WAKR-TV had made no decision on discontinuing the show. i cations Commission against radio-TV advertising of ciga-rets, he said: "As a non-smoker, it wouldn't pose any problem to me." He said, however, the proposal has just been brought to his attention and he hadn't had time to study it.

ASKED how he felt about Johnson Administration tax proposals for the poor, Nixon said tax reform has been a matter of discussions, which have been widely publicized. "We went over the agenda and timetable on when his proposal should come down," he said, adding that the Secretary of Treasury would make a preliminary announcement Friday. He said, however, he did not want to announce any details now. On the question of freedom of choice integration plans for schools, Nixon said such sys-t must be defined in terms of what they do. He said such a plan, if it is only a subterfuge, should be denied Federal funds.

If it advances desegregation, it should be supported, he said. The problem is difficult, he said, embracing a desire to keep schools open and also to bring about desegregation. "Before denying funds," he said, everything should done to induce school authorities to comply with the law. Asks Penalty For Use Of Gun In Crime COLUMBUS IT) A bill to provide a five-to-10-year sentence for using a gun in committing a crime was introduc- CU lnio Uie unio House lOCiay. I Sponsored by Rep.

Richard G. Rcichel (R-92) of Massil-Ion, it would make the sentence in addition to the penalty received for committing the crime itself. If the criminal was involved in a second offense he would be subject to a 10 to 24-year sentence. Ohio now has no law which makes a separate offense out of the use of a gun in committing a crime. mutual withdrawal of forces must be dealt with first in Paris.

THE NEW attack by the Front's chief negotiator, Tran Buu Kiem, indicated clearly that the VC's position had hardened. Opening the third weekly session of the four-party talks, Kiem said the Paris conference "can make no progress" as long as the administration of President Thieu, Vice President Ky and Premier Tran Van Huong remains in office. Kiem accused the Saigon government of being "warlike brutal tyrannical fascist corrupt from top to bottom representing nothing but slavery and decay," The Saigon government, he said, "is in fact the hand of the United States." South Vietnam's Pham Dang Lam in reply said he deplored that concrete proposals by the United States and Saigon were rejected while the other side advanced nothing concrete. He accused Hanoi of using the meetings solely for By ROBERT T. KERR SANTA BARBARA, tCal.

If) The smell of crude oil seems to be everywhere. Beaches are blackened for miles. The once blue harbor of this scenic resort city is covered with thick, gummy slime. Experts call it the worst disaster ever to hit California bird life. That was a capsule picture today as a runaway undersea well six miles off the California coast continued to spurt oil at 21,000 gallons a day.

THE OIL slick extends 40 miles'seaward, encircling several islands and covers an. estimated 800 square miles of the Pacific. Crews trying to check the flow had to abandon the drilling platform for a time Wednesday after gas fumes bubbled to the surface along with the oil. About 60 persons living on some of the 700 boats in the harbor were evacuated because of fumes and the danger of fire. But mainly it is a case of the relentless advance of tons of crude petroleum.

Easterly winds had held the slick away from the shore for days. But a change in wind, plus the tide, began pushing it against beaches, breakwaters and boats in massive concentrations. THE WELL began leaking 10 days ago. Union Oil the driller, said it is hoped that continued injections of mud into the well and adjoin-i undersea strata would check the flow in another day or so. Efforts to clean up the mess ranged from scattering straw on beaches, hoping it would soak up the oil, to using giant vacuum machines to skim the ooze from the water and load it into barges.

Floating layers of gunk were six inches thick in air strike but their bodies are not found for several weeks, they are included in the total for the week in which they are found. Also many of the enemy dead are killed by artillery and air strikes and the body count frequently is done by aerial observers instead of by more accurate ground checks. THE TOTALS of American and South Vietnamese battle dead last week remained about what they had been for the previous three weeks: 198 Americans and 212 South Vietnamese soldiers. The latest casualty reports raise to 31,379 the number of Americans killed in Vietnam since Jan. 1, 1961.

The number of wounded in that period increased to 198,374. Of that total, the command said, 102,167 were hospitalized. Another 1,257 Americans are listed as currently missing or captured. American headquarters said the latest accounts pushed the number of enemy reported killed in the war to 442,229. Claim 3,000 Enemy Killed Last Week developments, "make it possible" for some American troops to be relieved "they will be brought back." Nixon will confer with Ambassador Henry Cabot the U.

S. negotiator in Paris, but has no plans to talk with South Vietnamese representatives unless Lodge recommends that. lie does not expect to see representatives of either the Viet Cong or North Vietnam now but added: "perhaps at some later time." ON ANOTHER foreign policy front Nixon declared, in following up an announcement Wednesday, that "there will be four-power talks at the United 'Nations" on the Middle East crisis after prelimi-n a discussions are held there by four-power representatives. (Story on Page 6). What the United States is doing, he said, is "assuming the initiative" in several ways in support of United Nations efforts to achieve, a Middle East peace settlement.

NIXON was asked whether there has been any lessening of the nuclear threat from Red China. He said the ABM, or "thin" ballistic missile defense system, was not designed only against a threat from Red China, but as a part of overall defenses. lie said he does not see any change in the Chinese threat, but that all aspects of defense are being considered. Nixon said there has been no progress on arms control talks with the Soviet Union, but the talks would be emphasized. Asked about the proposed Akron Beacon Journal Wrond elttt mall privilege authorized at Akron, 0 dally.

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Sunday (20.00. ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE: lory Kelly-Smith New York, hlcago, Lot San Frenciico, Detroit Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Ml-nl, Cincinnati, Cleveland. The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for reouDlicatlon of all the local newt published In this newspaper at well at all AP newt dispatches. 1 vaJUNju By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON UP) Despite daily communiques reporting only light, scattered fighting, the North Vietnamese troops killed last week exceeded 3,000 for the first time in four and a half months, according to the weekly casualty report from the U.S. and South Vietnamese commands A U.

S. spokesman insisted that the total of 3,190 enemy soldiers reported killed last week was tabulated from body counts by troops in the field. It was the highest enemy toll since the week of Sept. 15-21, when 3,380 were reported killed. THE SPOKESMAN'S explanation of the seeming inconsistency was one the U.

S. Command has made repeatedly: There are hundreds of small clashes in which small numbers of enemy soldiers are killed, but these are not considered significant enough to report in the daily communiques. In addition, some reports are delayed; for example, if enemy troops are killed in an Vitality. Energy. Stamina.

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