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FINAL ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT NEWSPAPERS LARGEST CIRCULATION IN THE WEST, 841,350 DAILY, 1.212,983 SUNDAY VOLtlXXXVI 2t NINETEEN SECTIONSSECTION A CC SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER S, VI 967 480 .PAGES Copyright 1M7 Los Angeles Times SUNDAY 35c M. 1 RorfneyiSfeys in ace Despite Pair's Advice Declares American People Are Given 'Snow Job' by President on Vietnam War BY ROBERT J. DONOVAN Times Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON Gov. George Romney refused Saturday to quit the Republican presidential race as urged by the Detroit News, largest newspaper in his home state. At a press conference here, Romney shrugged aside the paper's suggestion that he throw his support to New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Instead he plunged into an attack on President Johnson for giving the American people a "snow job" on Vietnam. The Michigan governor said he does not regret his recent statement about being brainwashed over Vietnam. He scoffed at a remark by a reporter that Washington observers saw dark portents for Romney in an editorial in today's Detroit News urging him to quit the race. "You don't seem deeply disturbed," a reporter said. "That's right," Romney replied. "You're not?" he was asked. "No," he said. 'LBJ-Type of Brainwashing' When he made his celebrated remark about brainwashing, he explained, he was speaking not of "the Russian-type brainwashing" but f "the LBJ-type of brainwashing." He said he does not think he has been hurt politically by his brainwashing comment in a prerecorded Michigan broadcast. Declaring that the country needs "a government and President we can believe," he accused Mr. Johnson of "hogwash," a "credibility gap" and "manipulating the news." "I believe," he said, "that the full record clearly indicates that there has been a systematic continuation of inaccurate reports, predictions and withholding of information. This has kept the American people from knowing the facts about the Vietnam war and its full impact on our domestic and foreign affairs." Although the Detroit News editorial has created a national political stir and has spread dismay among Republican moderates, Romney was cool and even-tempered at his press conference in the Washington Hilton Hotel where the Republican National Committee meeting was in session. Refuses to Drop Quest His tactic was to play down as inconsequential the editorial, which said he should step aside because of an incapacity to handle national issues, particularly Vietnam. When asked at the press conference whether he would drop his quest for the nomination, he simply replied, "No." He also gave a rather routine "no" to a question of whether he is a declared candidate. He said that sometime before Jan. 1 he will announce his position on this. This is just a formality; there is little doubt that Romney will enter the primaries to fight for the nomination. The only comment Romney made about the editorial was: "I am delighted they joined me in trust and confidence in Gov. Rockefeller. Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 1 'SHOOT 'EM DEAD,' Wallace Would End Rioting BY JACK NELSON Times Stiff Writer MONTGOMERY, Ala. George C. Wallace raises his arms, holds an Imaginary rifle and tells how to solve the problem of urban violence: "Bam, shoot 'em dead on the spot! Shoot to kill if anyone throws a rock at a policeman or throws a Molotov cocktail. Don't shoot any children, just shoot that adult standing beside the kid that throws the rock. That may not prevent the burning and looting, but it sure will stop it after it starts." The former Alabama governor, whose presidential campaign has been stimulated by the summer's rioting (his full-time staff, now 15, is about double what it was two months ago), expresses such views to newsmen, then says they are off the record. But they, are a matter of record; he frequently voices them to other people who in turn relate them to newsmen. Such comments and the manner in which he makes them jaw jutted, eyes narrowed and arms flailingreflect a mood Wallace usually P Mile flonfi' Of an DOMINICAN mumc Juan ylf. PorfOU fJ ' Prima iP W&mmm (Martinique "Sr. I vers HURRICANE PATH Map shows course of Hurricane Beulah across the Caribbean toward Dominican Republic. Storm's winds of up to 125 m.p.h. have already killed 15. KB Wirephoto map Hurricane loll Now 15; 2 More Islands Periled MIAMI 'S Hurricane Beulah already blamed for 15 deaths-thundered through the Caribbean Saturday, threatening Puerto Rico and heading directly toward the Dominican Republic. The storm's 123-m.p.h. winds resulted in hurricane and gale warnings being issued for parts of Puerto Rico and a huge chunk of the Dominican Republic. Forecasters in the National Hurricane Center at Miami predicted Beulah would bring hurricane force winds to the extreme southwestern portion of Puerto Rico and said high winds and heavy rains bringing a threat of flash floods would cover much wider areas of the island. Most Dangerous Position But the Dominican Republic appeared to be in the most danger from Beulah. "The present and expected track of the hurricane will take it to a direct strike into the eastern portions of the Dominican Republic sometime Sunday afternoon," said an advisory from the U.S. Weather Bureau at San Juan, Puerto Rico. When Beulah came within range of land-based radar, its center was about 130 miles south-southwest of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. The storm was moving at 11 m.p.h. to the northwest with gale winds extending out 125 miles in all directions. Beulah is blamed for the death of 13 persons on the island of Martinique and two on St. Vincent. Five Children Killed Five children were among those killed on Martinique as Beulah struck that French island Friday with 85-m.p.h. winds and torrential rains. Many homes were destroyed, flood waters coursed down city streets and banana plantations were hard hit. Rains triggered landslides on St. Vincent, blocking many roads. A boulder dislodged by the storm rolled downhill and crashed into a house, killing two children. Meanwhile, Hurricane Chloe, with 80-m.p.h. winds, flailed in the Atlantic far from land and tropical storm Doria, with winds of 55 m.p.h., developed 90 miles off Florida and was moving north-northeast. rvv logjam rt-A-V I i Tobago EX - GOVERNOR ADVISES tempers in public, especially as he travels about the country campaigning. A newsman from New York, after listening to Wallace talk about "skinnin' heads" and "p o p p i n' skulls," turned to another reporter and whispered, "You know, he's serious." Wallace's sincerity on this issue is hardly open to question. Whether he is telling a convention of policemen as he did recently in Miami that "sufficient force" is the answer, or whether he is talking informally in more graphic terms, he comes across THE WEATHER Light smog today.. U.S. Weather Bureau Forecast: Increasing cloudiness today and cloudy Monday. Scattered thunder-showers increasing over mountains with chance of showers spreading out . over coastal area today and Monday. Gusty winds 20 to 30 m.p.h. at times today and Monday. High, today near 82. High Saturday, 86; low, 65. Southland Area Threatened by Tropical Storm Front Expected to Slam Into San Diego-Ensenada Area by Late Monday BY JOHN KENDALL Timet Stiff Writer Tropical storm Lily with winds just below hurricane force is expected to slam into the San Diego-Ensenada area late Monday. The 50-mile-wide disturbance, officially a hurricane until its 85 m.p.h. winds diminished late Saturday, was churning northeast out of warm tropic seas off Baja California. It weakened as it moved into cooler offshore waters and was downgraded to the status of a tropical storm when winds dropped below the established hurricane force of 73 m.p.h. A late advisory Saturday night said the storm will be some 400 miles southwest of San Diego at 5 a.m. today with its winds diminished at about 60 m.p.h. Still, the weather bureau forecast "5 to 40 m.p.h. winds with gale-force gusts up. to 65 m.p.h. as the storm moves over Southern California, bringing rain, winds and high surf. Boat Owners Cautioned The Weather Bureau said Lily does not match the ferocity of Atlantic hurricanes, and is not likely to. Nevertheless, forecasters urged caution near the ocean. Hurricanes are erratic, and Lily is moving out of an area with few weather reporting points. Small boat owners were advised by the. Weather Bureau that there was a possibility of small craft Wdrnings this afternoon. In San Diego, forecaster A. W. Anderson predicted the tropical storm would bring heavy rains to eastern and northeastern sections of San Diego County. Seven to 12-foot waves were expected along the Silver Strand on Coronado Island and higher surf was predicted for southerly facing beaches. Widespread Effects Seen The effects of the storm will be felt over most of Southern California, according to the Weather Bureau. Heavy thundershowers will fall in most areas and the Weather Bureau warned of flash floods in desert valleys and areas exposed to mountain runoff. Lily was first spotted as a tropical storm on Labor Day. Weather satellite pictures and reports from ships in the area placed the center of the storm 800 miles south of the tip of Baja California. The tropical storm then moved in a westerly direction and started heading north on Wednesday when it was upgraded to a hurricane because of increased winds. Ships in the area reported 20-foot seas and winds up to 85 m.p.h. on Friday. About four vessels were in the path of the hurricane, but none was believed to be caught by it, a Weather Bureau spokesman said. The prediction that the storm would hit in the San Diego-Ensenada area was made on the basis of a flow of upper-level winds which were guiding it on this path. Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 1 With Bullets as deadly serious. He calls "law and order" his No. 1 issue and whether you accept his term or his critics' claim that he actually means police repression, chances are he can exploit the issue for millions of votes. He also is quite serious about the presidency, despite the fact he has yet to officially announce his candidacy. In fact, his wide encouragement of supporters and solicitation of campaign contributions leave him little room for a good-faith withdrawal from the race. His latest gambit in a drive for $15 million campaign fund is the mailing out of monthly pledge cards. . Wallace today divides his time between running Alabama and running for President. He is the de facto governor of Alabama, although technically he still is listed as chief aide to his wife, Lurleen, the governor in .name. For a while after her inauguration in January, the Wallaces acted as if Mrs. Wallace were a vital part of a governing team. She even occupied Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 1 Buildup on N. Viet C -a!.. ::ms ?, .., w&S PINNED DOWN A U.S. 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) soldier holds down a Viet Cong prisoner with his foot while keeping an eye out for more of enemy in action near Bong A WAY TO STOP BOMBING? Viet Barrier-Zone Strategy Appears Major Policy Shift BY JOHN Times SAIGON Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara's decision to build a barrier zone across the frontier of South Vietnam is a radical new development in the American strategy for winning the Vietnam war. It is the first crack in the heretofore dominant U.S. strategy of air bombing North Vietnam while using airborne troops in South Vietnam only for highly mobile "search and destroy" missions to kill enemy soldiers and not for holding ground. American military leaders from the start have been firmly even vigorously opposed to any kind of ground-holding or "line" strategy. It thus appears that the decision to Michigan Teacher Strike Prohibited GRAND . RAPIDS, Mich. W Michigan teachers are public employes and have no right to strike, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Saturday in a decision expected to affect 28 of , the state's school districts where thousands of teachers have refused to work without contracts. The three-judge panel upheld a lower court ruling forbidding teachers from striking under any guise whatsoever. About 500,000 Michigan students, including 300,000 in Detroit, have been on an extended summer vacation since classes failed to begin last week as the result of contract disputes, most, of them involving higher pay, between teachers' groups and school boards. In Detroit alone 11,000 teachers had failed to report to work. "We find that the teachers are now public employes as used in the Public Employes Relations Act, although they have not commenced working this fall," the court said. "We reject the argument of the defendants that the teachers are not public employes because they do not have individual written contracts as required by the school code of 1955." The court's decision upheld a ruling . by Circuit . Judge Raymond Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 4 5on, 300 miles northeast of Saigon. m Wirenhotu RANDOLPH Staff Writer build the new line is a political one perhaps pushed through mainly by McNamara with a possible assist from the State Department and with the approval of President Johnson. The generals' objections, to any such line have had three basic reasons: 1 The genuine physical difficul ty ot building and defending any workable line in Vietnam's jungle country. rugged 2 Natural desire of "air-minded" Air Force generals, Army airborne generals, and Navy air admirals who now dominate all three services to win the war with airpower and its airborne troops variations. 3 A real fear of getting bogged down endlessly on some front line as in World War I and Korea, or of falling under some possibly fatal "Maginot Line influence." In spite of these objections, the barrier line strategy is not only an ancient and honorable concept but it actually has been seriously, if quietly, studied and. even advocated in Please Turn to Page 16, Col. 3 IN TODAY'S TIMES Time Ripe for Revolution in Public Education Page 1, Section C How Far Can We Really Trust the Russians? Page 7, Section G Mail Order Houses Offer Tiaer Steaks, Water Clocks 9 ' Outlook 1967 College Football-Analysis and Schedules Sports Open Letter to Beatles: India Isn't All Nirvana Opinion OdStll Attacks Aim at Halting Possible New Offensive SAIGON UP) In alternating attacks, U.S. warships and fighter-bombers have blasted recently strengthened gun emplacements on a North Vietnamese cape six miles above the demilitarized zone where Communist forces may be massed for a new offensive, the U.S. Command said Saturday. . But speculation in Saigon was that the North Vietnamese buildup of coastal and antiaircraft gun emplacements on Cape Mai was ordered in fear of a possible allied amphibious assault there. For the past few weeks, Communist forces have been shelling U.S. Marine positions south of the zone, possibly in hopes of softening them up for a major push southward. U.S. air attacks on enemy positions in the area have been on the increase to keep the enemy off balance. B-52 bombers slammed twice at Red positions around the zone Saturday. The Red buildup on Cape Mai could have been ordered to counter any possible allied outflanking movement from the sea in the event the North Vietnamese launched their offensive across the zone. Area Heavily Defended The U.S. Command said Cape Mai was studded with antiaircraft and coastal defense guns. It reported the air-sea 1 assault on the cape was carried out Friday. " The U.S. 7th Fleet cruiser St. Paul and the destroyer Du Pont poured in, naval gunfire and reported drawing no opposition from shore batteries. The St. Paul recently was damaged when she drew heavy fire in a similar foray off North Vietnam farther up the coast. Strike planes over the area reported receiving some antiaircraft fire but no planes were hit. Spotters aboard the planes reported excellent coverage of targets and "areas neutralized" around 11 coastal defense guns and 8 antiaircraft gun positions. Nearer Saigon, a 240-vehicle convoy under the control of the U.S. th Infantry Division completed a four-hour convoy on a road Hanoi radio previously had claimed woul4 never again be used by U.S. forces. Convoy Was Harassed The Army reported the convoy was harassed by small-arms fire at one point on its 60-mile trip from Di An to Quan Loi, about 60 miles north of Saigon. No casualties were reported. In the air war U.S. pilots flew through "numerous MIGs" Saturday to bomb the Kep Air Base northeast of Hanoi and reported destroying three MIG-17s on the ground, the U.S. Command said. Although pilots sighted "numerous MIGs" aloft, only one brief aerial encounter took place, and there was no report of either side scoring a hit. U.S. headquarters said. The American Thunderchief and Phantom jets pounded the main Kep runway, and pilots said an oil explosion and three fires on the west end of the base sent smoke rising 5,000 feet. DR. ALVAREZ. Home Magazine. ART. Pages 37-39, Calendar. AUCTIONS. Pages 4-7, Section C AUTOS. Page 11, Section F. BOOKS. Pages 30-36, Calendar. BRIDGE. Home Magazine. . BUSINESS. Pages 1-11, Section F. CHESS. Pages 6, 7, Section E. CHURCH NEWS. Pages 3, 4, Section E. CLASSIFIED SECTION. CROSSWORD. Page 41, Calendar. DRAMA. Pages 1, 16-22, Calendar. HOME MAGAZINE. METROPOLITAN NEWS. Section C. motion pictures, pages 1, 4-15, cai- enrfar MUSIC. Pages 24-29, Calendar. OPINION, PERSPECTIVE, EDITORIALS. Section G. RADIO. Pages 46, 47, Calendar. REAL ESTATE. Section J. RESTAURANTS. Pages 42-45, Calendar. SOCIETY. Section I. SPORTS. Pages 1-16, Section D. TELEVISION. TV TIMES. TRAVEL. Pages 12-19, Section F. VITALS, WEATHER. Page 17, Section D. WEST MAGAZINE. ne

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