The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on October 17, 1969 · 1
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VOL. NO. 109 FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1969 Telephone 288-8000 K TAf!W.ft By GLOBE NEWSPAPER CO. Lodge Won't Parley Unless Saigon Is There .Rej Viet Co 0 ects si kJo x iimaii mimiimil i, v r( jw''''"'qmw'''ll'MW yumum .v-,. ,yw.s.,...i ' T&h S ' rf? (lilt NEW YORKERS LOSE THEIR COOL AFTER METS PERFORMED THEIR MIRACLE (UPIJ New York Erupts Over Mets Associated Presa NEW YORK Big, blase New York went out of its mind in unrehearsed delirium yesterday and an avalanche of ticker "tape engulfed Manhattan as the once-lowly Mets won the World Series. The Mets won the fifth game, 5 to 3. "Bee-OOO-tee-ful" was the reaction from Shea Stadium to Staten Island, in an impromptu explosion of acclaim seldom if ever matched in the past. George Washington's statue across from the Stock Exchange suddenly was revealed with a Mets pennant in the outstretched right hand. Other pennants waved all over town. Total strangers embraced. Construction workers cheered from on high, amid the bare bones of new buildings. Cars stopped in traffic were rocked by passersby. "Joy reigns triumphant in Metsville," said Queens Borough President Sidney Leviss in an official proclamation. "We're No. 1" shouted one young man. Wall Street messengers whooped with delight. "Out of sight I knew they'd do it," cried a man in the garment district. METS Page 30 By GILBERT SEDBON Be uteri PARIS The Viet Cong yesterday made a bid for direct talks with the U.S. aimed at ending the Vietnam war, but the U.S. apparently rejected the idea. I Chief U.S. negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge said after the 38th session of the peace talks that the National Liberation Front called for direct and private talks with U.S. representatives. He told reporters he had answered the call by saying the U.S. was ready for private discussions involving all members of each side at the talks. Neither Lodge nor other American officials would answer directly when asked if this meant the U.S. was ruling out bilateral talks with the Viet Cong's self-styled Provisional Revolutionary Government. Lodge also failed to answer directly when a reporter asked him if there were a contradiction between his insistence on all parties taking part in any talks and previous U.S. backing for the idea of private meetings between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese government. (U.S. officials in Washington said Lodge was merely reaffirming past U.S. refusals to discuss the political future of South Vietnam without Saigon.) TALKS Page 14 More Than 7000 Laird May Keep GIs In Post-War Vietnam United Press International WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird said yesterday the Pentagon contemplates keeping a "training and advisory force" of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam after the war has ended. At an informal and unscheduled news conference, Laird refused to say how many American servicemen might remain but that the Pentagon did "not plan anything like" the 300,000-troop level in Europe after World War II or the more than 50,000 troops remaining in Korea.' - . But Laird did say the Vietnam force probably would be larger than the 6000 to 7000 U.S. military personnel who were there in the early years of the Kennedy administration, before former President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a major increase of U.S. involvement. Asked whether he anticipated a U.S. military presence in Vietnam for many years, as in the case of Europe and Korea, Laird replied: "I didn't mean to give 'that impression." Asked whether North Vietnam might refuse to accept any "residual" U.S. force in the South, Laird replied that President Nixon had made it clear that the ultimate force level would be "negotiable.". LAIRD Page 14 House Panel Votes Nixon Draft Plan; 19-Year-Olds To Be First in Lottery Nixon Speaks Today on Living Costs Associated WASHINGTON President Nixon's lottery plan to limit the draft to 19-year-olds was unanimously approved yesterday by the House Armed Services Committee and sent to the House for action late next week. At the same time it rejected, 22 to 11, a proposal to end the virtually automatic four-year draft deferments which since 1967 have been granted to registrants going to college. Pret Rep. Otis Pike (D-N.Y.) said an attempt would be made on the House floor to write such an anti-deferment amendment into the bill. He conceded its chances were slim. v The speedy action on the plan indicated the chances for House approval are good and that the Senate might take up the bill before the end of the year. By CARROLL KILPATRICK Washington Post WASHINGTON President Nixon will . address the nation by radio at 4 p.m. today on the subject of rising prices and the high cost of, living, the White House announced yesterday. Mr. Nixon's speech comes after a series of White House meetings on economic policy and after he told Congressional leaders that it was essential to persevere in the fight against inflation. He said bluntly that he would not hesitate to veto bills which unnecessarily inflate the Federal budget those at the meeting reported. Paul W. McCracken, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Arthur F. Burns, counsellor to the President, said NIXON Page 41 GI Deaths low For 3d Week: 82 Eighty-two Americans were killed in the Vietnam war last week, the U.S. reported. It was the third consecutive week that the deaths were fewer than 100. The casualty rate was at its lowest point in three years. The report said 384 South Vietnamese soldiers were killed, a sharp rise from the previous week; reflecting the U.S. effort to "Vietnamize" the war. w jit f v i I f a DR. MARTIN SWEIG . . . leave of absence Speaker M'Cormack Suspends Aide in 'e Probe Irifluenc By RICHARD H. STEWART Globe Washington Bureau WASHINGTON A long-time aide to House Speaker John W. McCormack was placed on leave without pay last night after he was linked to an attempt by a California firm to influence the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission to lift a ban on the sale of the firm's securities in the American Stock . Exchange. . McCormack himself confronted Martin Sweig, 46, with the allegations during a two-hour, closed door session in the Speaker's Capitol building office. Sweig has worked for McCormack for 24 years as administrative assistant, the man responsible for the operation of the office. Closeted with McCormack and Sweig during the session was Edward J. McCormack of Massachusetts, the Speaker's nephew and former Bay State attorney general. Sweig left the meeting alone at 8 p.m., carrying a brief case. Stopped by a newsman, Sweig hurried along the darkened corridor and mumbled, "Something every minute." Shortly afterward, Edward McCormack left without comment. SWEIG Page 15 DRAFT Page 12 MIT Professor Wins Nobel Prise What Is It? MUSIC BOX WANTED ... Thii Wart Ad was placed in TJi Globa by Newton woman. Sha wants to buy a music box tor friend wlio collects thorn. Globe Classified makes sweet music too. Last year alone. The Globe carried 10 million more fines of classified ads than its closest competitor. So try Globe Classified. It's on the job for yon mornings, evenings and Sundays too. Ca!l 232-1500 To place a Classified Advt. in The Globe CELTICS OPEN World champioa Celtics open tonight at the Garden against Cincinnati Page 29. WEATHER For the Birds FRIDAY Fair. SATURDAY Cloudy & cool. (Page 46.) INDEX Bridge 28 Class. 45-53 Comics 55 Court Docket. .. . 42 Crossword ...... 55 Deaths 44 Editorials 18 Financial .... 3S-42 Home, Garden 42, 43 Obituaries.... 44,45 Shain 56 Sports 29-37 TV-Radio 54 Theaters 21-24 Week-end 21 Women 18, IS Big Day On Wall St. United Frets International NEW YORK Hopes for peace and an early downturn in interest rates produced another big day on Wall Street yesterday. It was the third advance of the week and the second biggest trading day of the year. The volume of 19.5 million shares traded on the big board was the eighth highest in history even with the trading session shortened by 30 minutes. Dr. Gewte HymoB feu resrawf ' nwtiee f ey examination at S-e (RimoaweaHk A s.emre Shares $75,000 Award For VirusResearch By VICTOR K. McELHENY Globe Staff A biologist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who pioneered in studies of, how viruses are reproduced, will share with two other American scientists this year's $75,000 Nobel prize in medicine. The announcement was made in Stockholm yesterday morning. He is Dr. Salvador Edward Luria of Lexington, born 57 years ago in Turin, Italy. He has been an MIT professor since 1959 and became the Sedgwick Professor of Biology in 1964. LURIA Page 2 w -A "".ill J t ' ACIm stumpy ' 5 Ur- DR. SALVADOR LURIA The toast of MIT (Joyce Dopleen photo) But He Fears Work May Create 'Robots' By HERBERT BLACK Globe Staff Prof. Salvador Luria, Boston's newest Nobel laureate, is a modest, soft-spoken man deeply concerned that his work and that of other scientists is leading to the day when human beings may be built to order. The key question that gave him mixed emotions of pleasure and distress on his great day was the kind of people that would be produced by genetic engineering. "Who will decide what are good genet and what are bad genes? Who will decide what .-vd . - rl- cr bad people?" he asked. ' GENETICS Page 2

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