The Journal News from Hamilton, Ohio on July 2, 1971 · Page 30
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The Journal News from Hamilton, Ohio · Page 30

Hamilton, Ohio
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Friday, July 2, 1971
Page 30
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•<-$ *-- 4 <S. - * >jr •*, - « "^ . * . 77. :.*:.*' - r fAQSTWO HAMILTON. OHIO, JOURNAL - THE DAILY NEWS U.S. Fighters Hit . Viet Positions By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - The U.S Command disclosed today that American figihl»r<bamber9 at tacked gun positions in North Vietnam's half of the demilitarized zone two days ago. A spokesman said one 37mm anUfttnoraft gun was destroyed, seven North Vietnamese troops \vefle killed and 10 secondary explosions were triggered in the raids Wednesday morning by ft dozen Air Fonce, Navy and Army strike and support aircraft. "There was no damage to U.S. aircraft," the spokesman &aid. "As the command has often stated, protective reaction is the inherent right of self-defense." ' The spokesman, Oaipt. James D'Entremont, said U.S. forward air controllers en a mission in South Vietnam's half of the t>M2 received enemy antiaircraft fire from the northern half. "As a defensive measure," D'Enfcremont said, "aircraft Were diverted to engage the Iwstile guns." D'Entremont said American observation aircraft had been flying a visual reconnaissance mission at the edge of the southern half of the DMZ, about 16 miles west-northwest of Dong Ha, where a North Vietnamese buildup and heavy fighting has been reported. "The observation aircraft located enemy troops violating the southern half of the DMZ," he saW. He added that the decision was made to engage tihe enemy with a* strikes rather .than artillery, but gave no reason for the decision. The U.S. strikes into the northern half of the DMZ were the first reported by the U.S. Command since Mardh » when four fighter-bombers attacked long-range 152mm artillery guns that had been firing on allied 'bases along the northern frontier. The U.S. Command said that allied reconnabaance has detected more than 16,000 "sightings" of enemy activity inside the DMZ since the halt in the bombing of North Vietnam on Nov. 1, 1988. These include movement of troopt and war materials across the DM2 into South Vietnam and the emplacement of artillery and an tlalrcraft guns. The command acknowledged that American forces have en- gaiged North Vietnamese targets inside the DMZ more than 7,000 times Mnoe the bombing halt, but said that only about « of these strikes have been in North Vietnam's half of six- mile wide tone. CBS, Congress Continue Battle Over Censorship WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to settle a subpoena dispute over "The Selling of the Pentagon" without a full House showdown, congressional peace makers are seeking what one calls "a better way out of this mess than an unfortunate nigh noon on the floor." In what could cause another court clash between govern ment and the news media following the Pentagon-papers publication Commerce fight, the Committee House recom mended Thursday that the Columbia Broadcasting System and its president, Prank Stanton, be held in contempt of Congress. But the full committee split 25 to 13 in favor of the leadership-sponsored attempt to punish the network for refusing to supply raw material gathered during preparation of the news documentary. "I'm awfully sorry this oc- EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY We will pay several personable young men to LEARN MOTOR CAR SALES. You could be one of them. No experiences is required. It's a big-money field with solid take-home pay, attractive fringe benefits and a fine future. Train right in our busy showroom where the action is. We will teach you all about selling cars . . . how to present them to customers . . . how to talk price . . . how to close your sales. Phone now for an interview or just come in and see us. (We're open evenings Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) All applications are confidential, of course. TONKENS OLDSMOBILE- CADILLAC, INC. 736 High Str«ot, Hamilton, just a few blocks west of Route 4, next to Masonic Temple. Phone 863-1000 curred; this confrontation should never have taken place," Chairman Harley 0. Staggers, D-W.Va., said as he announced the action taken at a closed committee session. At this point, compromise seekers say their admittedly delicate contacts with both sides, to encourage an easier settlement, are keyed to keeping the case from debate on the floor—with political risks of el ther a tight vote or even unprecedented rejection of a contempt recommendation. Furthermore, saying they feel some leaders would prefer avoiding a direct confrontation between Congress and the broadcasting industry, acconi modation-advocating congressmen consider Staggers has made his point and has substantial backing for possible new laws against deceptive practices. Defending again his decision to refuse the subpoena de majids, Stanton said in a statement issued in New York he hopes tiie House "will not confirm a citation of contempt which, though directed at CBS, is in effect taking dead aim against the 1st Amendment." But Staggers repeated his argument that the 1st Amendment press freedom is not, an issue in his attempts to obtain material edited from the program. The documentary criti. cized Pentagon public-relations spending. Staggers contends the network must supply so-called out- takes for study in connection with charges that electronic Manipulation rearranged questions and answers If tiia citation move is brought to the floor as expected within the next few weeks, it would be the first time the House, faced a request to hold a wihtin teh nex tefw eweks ,it woul dfoe the irsft time the television network or one of its officials in contempt. Veteran congressional observers and a House historian could recall no case involving a newspaper or newsman being cited for contempt over the free-press issue. Generally, the House goes along with committee requests that .contempt charges b* pressed. If the House approves nd the Justice Department prosecutes, conviction in court Thousands Mourning Spacemen SOVIET COSMONAUTS LYING IN STATE - The Soyut 1 1 cosmonauts, their coffins banked with flowen, are shown lying Ute oaM ' From le!t are te8t Vlktw> Fatsayev; flight engineer Vladlsla , ,, Volkov and Lt. Col. Oeergi Dobrovolsky, the flight commander. This picture Is from Tas«, toe Soviet agency!-AP Wirepboto Pentagon Papers LBJ Rejected Move Against Enemy Four Months After Taking Office By SPENCER DAVIS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Four months after taking office President Lyndon B. Johnson turned down recommendations .to move against North Vietnam as premature, the secret Pentagon papers disclose. However, he called for building a strong military and politi cal base in South Vietnam for possible later action against the North. The documents, made public by Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, say that Johnson on March 17, 1964, told Saigon Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge: "Our planning for action against the North is on a con- ingency basis at present, and the immediate problem in this area is to develop the strongest feasible military and political >ase for possible later action." Both presidential adviser klcGeorge Bundy and policy rianner Walt W. Rostow were irgdng Johnson to combine mil- tary pressure against North Vietnam with pacification ef- orts in the South. Bundy urged "selected and carefully graduated military orce against North Vietnam." During the same period Lodge's successor, Maxwell Taylor, was expressing fears the South Vietnamese govern ment might collapse or be replaced by neutralists. By September 1964, after a series of coups had shaken the Saigon government, Taylor reported to the White House that the Saigon government "would probably be incapable of galvanizing the people ..." But, added Taylor, "If we leave Vietnam with our tail between our legs the con sequences of this defeat in the rest of Asia,' Africa and Latin America would be disastrous!' Taylor returned to Saigon from consultations with President Johnson in November 1964 with this proposal: "With respect to Laos, the U.S. government is prepared in conjunction with the Royal Lao government,; to add U.S. air- power as needed to restrict the use of Laotian territory as a route of infiltration into South Vietnam. With respect to the sea. the U.S. government would favor an intensification of those covert maritime operations which have proved their usefulness in harassing the enemy. The United States would regard the combination of these operations as constituting handled, could "offer promise," ™._- T _. ., Phase I of a measured increase of military pressures directed toward warning the government of North Vietnam of the risks it is running." The bombing of North Vietnam already was under way, and its tempo increased through 1965. At least one plan was suggested to immobilize the North, the secret documents disclosed. John McNaughton, then an assistant secretary of defense, said in a memo North Vietnam's intricate lode and dam system was particularly sensi live. .Destroying it, flooding rice fields and raising the specter of national famine, if correctly Auditor Names Deputy Supervisor COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) State Auditor Joseph Ferguson announced today the appointment of James Schflder, 31, as his deputy supervisor of school and ministerial lands. Black Legislators Protest Ohio State Accused Of Racism, Move To Cut Off Government Aid McNaughton suggested. The documents quoted his memo as saying: "It should be studied. Such destruction does not kill or drown people. By shallow-flooding the rice, it leads after time to widespread starvation more than a million? unless food is provided " This, the memo added, the United States could offer to do "at the conference table." Though McNaughton's plan was not used, American intervention escalated In 1905, and some U.S. planners expected Ho Chi Minn might decide to put off his plans for unification. But the North endured. "There was no sign, the Pentagon papers said, "that bombing the North, either alone, or in combination with other U.S. actions, had brought about any greater readiness to settle except on their terms." , By December of -1965, there was talk in Washington of pouring in more reinforcements. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said Dec. 7 COLUMBUS, Onto (AP) Ohio Sate University was ac cused of racism Thursday by a lock of Negro state legislators and Charles Ross, the ousted could bring maximum punish ment of a year in prison and 11,000 fine. This holiday weekend... Let's make sure that all the Bodies on the road are hy Fisher The lawmakers and Rosa both moved to have the university's government funds cut off. In a letter presented to O&U President Novice Ta/wcett during a meeting with him Thursday, the black legislators Mid the dismissal of ROM lent itself to "an ugly image of Institutional racism." Ross, filing suit in U.S. District Court to stop his dismissal, accused top university administrators and trustees of discriminating against persons because of race and national origin. The legislator* said they were volved with Ohio State Univer- asking state and federal agendas to review all university fund, research and grant activities, and that "all state assistance be halted until such tfane as the university can absolve itself of these charges." Roes' suit *sks that the university be barred from receiving and using federal funds as long as alleged acts of discrimination continue. The ctass action suit also asks that Ohio State be en- loined from dismissing or suspending Ross unless proceed- ngs providing due process are held and bonafide cause for dismissal shown, The petition was filed in behalf of Ross and 3S7 other per sons listed as being either in sity or members of the committee. T Would Halt States' Aid •?' To Parochial Institutions published a$ a hopeful public tervice by TONKENS OLDSMOBILE-CADILLAC NOW YORK (AP) - The American Jwriah Oongnm and the American OW1 Ubertiw Un km plan to file federal court auto to halt state aid to parochial Mtoola in Ohio and five other ttatot, Attorney! for the group* told Thursday that oattai for injuncttoni to stop New York. IlUnoU. Maryknd! Mtonetou and Vermont within the next three month*. The IMI afittam will I band on to V J, auortme Court decision Monty feat down ffttWMaj actual aid pro- grama in Rhode lalttd and Pfflnaylvajto « frourti of en Unglament between church and Under that nOMf, ttn taw yen add, no town of aid to elementary tnd *cowi»ry piro- Tt* suit to fee flfed in Ohio will chailenft a »tate statute providing ftf mUUojt for the ItttTl period to supplement the salaries of teachers of secular subjects to nonpublic Tht Ohio Legislature, ttill in session, U now considering a new appropriation under the IfW statute. Suits to other states, tin attorneys Mid, «iso will challenge teacher salary vupplemenU. pUtt purchw of- service pro* fframa, voucher plan* and tax 'Hit entire Itattt of the fti- prem* Court decs** ii to deny government aid to *acMan •Mi," MM to Kaffir, ) counatl of mt AJC. "To jpwt ii** tanfe would » to advene* religion and entangle government* to matfera. tntraby Fir** Defendants Named Defendants aire Pawcett, University Provost James Robin' son and all nine members of the board of trustees. Ross' removal from the $24,500-a-year post come after he was arrested last May at the scene of racial disorders at a Columbus high school. He may continue at the university as an associate professor. The nine black legislators who met with Fawcett Thursday complained the university president ignored their requests that no action be taken on the Ross matter until they had a "chance to review the allegations against him.' ; The legislators told Fawcett that despite "prodigious efforts on our pert to make our neutral position in this case known to you, our wishes and concerns in this matter have been totally thwarted and crudely ignored/' Describe! Objections Following the meeting, Faiw. cett described the black legisla tors' objections as "not so much to the decision about Mr. Rot*' reassignment as to my not hav ing met with legislators before making th? decision." Fawcett wid ROM' dismissal was not racially or politically inspired, but was done because "a thorough appraisal of nil performance as chairman of the Black Studies Division indicated a change in leadership at this time" would be in the beat interests of the tfviswn tod U* unlwrajty, memo, "perhaps 000,000 men or more" might be needed. In I486, the documents .show, the United States concern was turned to the South's internal situation. In May, Buddhists and dissident South Vietnamese army troops seized Da Nang and Hue, and Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky ordered troops to squelch both uprising, without consulting the U.S. embassy. Marine Lt, Gen. Lewis W. Walt reacted with the threat to order U.S. jets to shoot down any South Vietnamese aircraft attacking the dissidents. The State Department, in • cable to Saigon, the document* show, .said the embassy .must stop the "insane bickering" among South Vietnamese factions. .-.-..• The incidents died down only after the assistant U,S. ambassador, William J. Porter, acting on State Department guidance, drew Ky .and Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu into .conference and said failure to consult with the United States was unacceptable. He backed up his dissatisfaction with withdrawal of American military advisers from field combat units. CAP)-the of the three Soyut 11 tMuts wire cremated the Mght in preparation for I heroes' funeral later today in Red Square. The open coffins lay in state for eight hours Thursday as thousands of Russians filed past in tribute »the men who died in their tpacethip Wednesday as it returned from their fleoord-brealting flight in tht Salute space laboratory, After the cremation, the urns containing the ashes ware taken back to the Central Army Mall and the pubtfcr file-past continued. Meanwhile, mourners began converging on Red Square for the afternoon funeral. Burial Wa/s to be in the KrenHin Wall, traditional resting place of Soviet leaden* and heroes. ' The government has not announced what caused the death of Lt, Ool. Georgy Dobrovolsky, VaMislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev. The surviving coamonauta indicated in their letter that they will push ahead in the exploration of outer apace. "We know that our road is t difficult and thorny one," they said, "but we never doubted the correctness of our choice and were always ready for any difficult flight, "We express firm confidence that what happened cannot stop the further development and perfection of space engineering and man's striving for space, striving for knowledge of the mysteries of the universe." Trud, the labor newspaper, described the final moments of the cosmonauts' night just before disaster struck. It was the most detailed account released so far on their last activities; "Undocking (from Salute) was completed perfectly, accurately," the account Mid; "G. Dobrovolsky carried it out with great skill. The work of ft* cosmonauts was going cheerfully and animatedly. "The flight engineer (Volkov) was carrying on an intensive radio exchange with the earth. He reported on completed operations and the functioning of the ship's on-board systems." "Thta is Yantar 1 (Dobrovolsky)," the commander of the mission reported. "Everything is okay on board. Our condition is excellent. We'ra ready for landing." Volkov exclaimed: "I see the station. It's glistening splendidly in the sun." "Godbye, bye bye, Yantar." ground control said. "We'll soon meet you on your native earth." "Thank replied, you,' "till ' Dobrovokky We see; you again," I'm starting the,orientation now." Yantar, meaning amber. wa« the code name for Soyuz 11. Ohioans Vote Against Contempt WASHINGTON (A?) - The two Ohioans on the House Commerce Committee both voted against a motion recommending • contempt of Congress citation against the Columbia Broadcasting System and CBS President Frank Stanton fat "The Selling of the Pentagon" case. Democrat Charles Carney and Republican Clarence Brown Jr. were in the minority Thursday as the motion passed' IS to 11 The Sleeper BUY NOW - SAVE Cool. Quiet, It won't Ulk in your sleep. 5000*, 6000 and 8000 BTU models, $143.95* AS 10* AS AtfnMMMO NHIWf MAUM (be present at the meeting were Sen. William Bowen, D4 Cincinnati, and Reps, Phale Hale. WJ Cotumbw; Urry Smith, D-4 Cleveland; William MaUory, D-78 CmcMV nati; Casey Jones, D-7| Tojeft; Jota Thompson, D*H Cleveland; HOT Tiiompioji, D-ii citvc land; C.J. McLin, &H Qavt«i and ftmjt Ranto. — ^ • nati. ILICTtlC CO, 401 NORTHLAND HVp, PH, MI-J400 OMN, MON. Mini fAT, M t »•»* t Muter Ours*

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