Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 13, 1967 · Page 10
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Challenge to Johnson hy Clergyman WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson sponl a whirlwind weekend defending his Vietnam policies. Ihen listened in church as a Virginia clergyman bluntly suggested the chief executive should publicly explain Amcri- ca's role in the war. This challenge was put directly to Johnson by the Rev. Dr. Cotesworth Pinckney Lewis during Sunday services at historic Bruten Parish church in Williamsburg, Va. The President and Mrs. Johnson, daughter Lynda and her fiance. Marine Cap). Charles S. Kobb, sat in a front row pew— barely 10 feet from the Episcopal rector—as he put his questions. The Johnson administration's public information policies came under attack a few hours later from the Freedom of Information Committee of Sigma Delta Chi. an 18.000-member professional journalism society. The panel said in a report that some of the administration's top officials have been "deliberate ly misleading the public, the press and the Congress through flat lies, through half-truths and through clever use of statistics that distort." It called the President's news conferences ''well organized for a White House snow job." The report, released in advance of Sigma Delta Chi's national convention opening Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minn., charged the State and Defense departments and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are the worst offenders in the public information field. Although the Pr e s i d c n t emerged from the church service, with only the trace of a smile, he wasn't deterred from enjoying a pleasant autumn day in the restored colonial capital of Virginia. He went golfing, then had dinner before flying back to Washington by helicopter. For the chief executive, the sandy-haired Dr. Lewis doubtless provided an unwanted climax to a 5.100-mile Veterans Day w.eekend tour that took him from Ft. Benning, Ga., to the carrier Enterprise off the California coast, then back to the East. In appearances at military bases Friday and Saturday before going to Williamsburg. Johnson defended his Vietnam policy and appealed for united support in the war. Dr. Lewis, however, told the President "there is a rather general conseasus that something is wrong in Vietnam." The clergyman went on: "We wonder if some logical straightforward explanation might be given without endangering whatever military or political advantage we hold....While pledging our loyalty we ask respectfully why?" The minister, described by parishioners as a conservative Southern Democrat with roots deep in Alabama, said: "We are appalled that apparently this us the only war in our' history which has had three times as many civilians as mili- \ tary casualties. It is particular-, ly regrettable that to most nations the struggle's purpose ap- j pears as a form of ncocolonial- '>• ism." | He also said, in apparent reference to those who want a slepped-up war. that Americans arc mystified by news reports "suggesiiug our brave fighting units are inhibited by directives and inadequate equipment from using their capacities to terminate the conflict successfully." When the rector escorted Johnson to the presidential limousine after the service, shook his hand and murmured a few words, Johnson simply nodded. Mrs. Johnson's parting comment to Dr. Lewis was, "Wonderful choir." During this rather awkward tableau, about a do/en antiwar demonstrators across the street kept up a clearly audible chant of "Peace- Peace!" Dr. Lewis later was asked by newsmen if he felt the American position in Vietnam was wrong. "I don't know," he said. "I would have to know more than 1 do now." Dr. Lewis began his sermon by noting the President was sitting in a pew once used by George Washington and that the Bible used for the reading of the morning lessons was given to the parish by King Edward VII of England. A native of Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Lewis came to Williamsburg 10 years ago from Little Hock, Ark., Beauty Runs In The Family ... at least in some cases. And in this case, the family of Sophia Loren, it's obvious. The Italian star and her mother showed up in mother-daughter spangled dresses for the premiere in Naples of Sophia's latest film. Issue to Be Reviewed at High-Level Parley— Military Chiefs Oppose Bombing Pause WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. William C. Westmoreland and the Joint Chiefs of Staff can be expected to stand fast against any new proposal for an extended pause in U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, Pentagon sources say. The perennial bombing pause question is on the list of matters to be reviewed at this week's high-level conferences. Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Vietnam, is due here Wednesday to join Ellsworth Bunker, U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, in discussions with President Johnson and top officials of the Defense and State departments. Johnson meets with Bunker today. Pentagon sources said there are no urgent issues at this time — nothing in the way of new troop increase requests or legistic or operational problems. The conferences were billed as a general review. The meetings come at a time when the Johnson administra- tion appears to be stressing the theme of "steady progress" in the Vietnam war. Bunker used this phrase on his arrival Friday from Saigon. High U.S. military officials followed up with a similar line Saturday in talking to newsmen, although they did predict hard fighting in certain critical areas. In other war-related developments: — Retired Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin said his recent trip to Vietnam convinced him the administration plans to keep forces in Southeast Asia for a long time. Gavin, a persistent war policy critic, said the government pictures its purpose in Vietnam as resisting current aggression while in fact its policy is the long-term containment of Red China. —California Gov. Ronald Reagan attacked Johnson's war policies, called for a clear policy decision on "whether we want 10 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Monday, Nov. 13, 1967 to carry the war through to a conclusion, or give up" and said stopping U.S. bombing of the North "will only encourage the enemy to do his worst." The Republican governor, speaking Saturday night in Albany, Ore., said U.S. war policy in Vietnam from the start "was a case of being too late with too little, while tipping our hand to the enemy so that he always knew in advance what we proposed..." —Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn., said in a Chicago speech, "The '68 elections will be a vote on Vietnam. It is clear the question will not be settled in the Senate or in Congress. We must take it back to the jury." McCarthy said he hoped other senators who oppose administration war policies will enter presidential primaries next year. He said he won't announce until about Dec. 15 if he plans to oppose Johnson for the Democratic nomination. — Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R- N.Y., predicted Johnson may ask Congress next year for a pre-election vote of confidence in his Vietnam policies. -Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D- Ark., said he believes the American public is wearying of the war. Fulbright, one of the Senate's most outspoken war policy critics, said he feels public support is growing for his position. The bombing pause question was pushed to the forefront again over the weekend when President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam announced his country's forces would observe a 24-hour cease-fire over Christmas, and possibly the New Year and the lunar new year as well. State Department sources indicated there is no diplomatic push at this time for any extended bombing pause and no break in the diplomatic impasse over ways to. get some kind of peace negotiations started. Pentagon officials said inert has been no indication of any change of viewpoint by Westmoreland or the Joint Chiefs on the bombing pause issue. When Westmoreland wa» here in April, he made it clear he opposed cease-fires because the Communist enemy has used such truces to reinforce and resupply fighting units. Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified last August before a congressional panel that "the ultimate success of our effort is going to depend on a steady pressure day after day, weather permitting; night after night ...until we really attrite these people to where they cannot support their war in the South." 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