Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 4, 1969 · Page 7
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 7

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Counterof f ensive to moratorium winning support, organizer says ALL E Phoenix, Tnes., Nov. 4, 1969 The Arizona Republic 3 Associated Press SAN DIEGO - "People are fed up with peace demonstrations," an organizer of the counteroffensive to Morato- Hum Day said yesterday in 'reporting that "Tell it to Ha- .hoi" is winning support : across the land. "We're going to show what the American people are really like.. .how the American people support their President," W. C. Rowell, head of the Fleet Reserve Association, said. In a strategy session here last week, senior officials of nine veterans' groups — in. eluding Rowell's — plotted .."Tell it to Hanoi" plans to •counter a second round of massive antiwar protests -planned this month against " President Nixon's Vietnam policies. "'Organizations from Calif or.. nia to small towns in New % York have joined in the effort, saying the speak for the nation's "silent majority," said •rRowell, a retired Navy chief ^ petty officer. His group lists 1 73,500 active and retired Nary ' members. In avowing support of Nix- on's Vietnam policies, veterans and other citizens' groups around the country hope to blunt the second Moratoriium Day set for Nov. 15. "National Confidence Week" begins Nov. 10. A "Freedom Rally" is set for the nation's capital on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, with its national "Operation Speakout," and other groups are asking labor, church and fraternal organizations to join in statements to newspapers and other ways to show solidarity behind Nixon. In "Tell it to Hanoi," former servicemen are being urged by nine veterans' groups to telephone five persons each, asking each of those to call five more by Nov. 11. On Veterans Day, they want the American flag to fly, cars driven with headlights on and lights to burn on porches. A former California commander of the American Legion, Harry Foster, said, "The veterans are past the point of being in the silent majority." Foster, chairman 'Use of draft to punish must end? Clark insists Associated Press of the local effort, said most Americans were "pleased" to hear Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell speak strongly against antiwar leaders. Mitchell said Sunday that the demonstration leaders are "active militants who want to destroy some of the processes and institutions of our government." The New Mobilization Committee and the Vietnam Moratorium Committee plan grass-roots demonstrations and seminars against the war Nov. 13-15 with a climaxing rally in Washington. "All they're doing is helping the Communists, so they know they're getting help in the United States," Rowell said. "Well, we're going to show the Communists something about the American people, too." The other groups joining the American Legion and Fleet Reserve Association in "Tell it to Hanoi" are the VFW, Military Order of the World Wars, World War I Veterans, American Veterans of World War II, Disabled American Veterans, Retired Officers Association and the Reserve Officers. The VFW and American Legion are sponsoring jointly the Nov. 11 Freedom Rally which includes a gathering at the Washington Monument after Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. -.".WASHINGTON - The Selective Service System must be stopped from using the draft to punish antidraft and 'antiwar protestors, former •Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark told a Senate panel yesterday. '..Clark said fines might be -.substituted for the official ^policy of speeding up introduction into the Army as a rebuke for actions ranging from protests to failure to , carry a draft card. • • He said the delinquency ' irules have been used uncon- ;:*stitutionality to stifle protest •'and limit freedom of speech I-iind should be repealed by ; 'Congress. Is* And he said criminal prose? : fcutions of draft violators :>ihould be held to a minimum las a matter of national poli- Vj"We pay a -price for any " high enough war," Clark said. "Why should we pay an ' even higher price by blight- i ing, perhaps permanently, ;* promising young lives." i "The only line that must be j drawn, while military forces I are maintained, is on the day t set for induction," Clark add- J ed. "If the individual then re-' * fuses to step forward in the I service of his country, he * must expect to pay the penal« ty of the law." ^""Clark and Sen. Edward M. -Kennedy, D-Mass., whose ju- ^dlciary subcommittee is hold- '** |Hershey in line I for promotion .£ WASHINGTON (AP) - The ':, Senate confirmed yesterday :^the nomination of Lt. Gen. { - Lewis B. Hershey, who is be*'«' ing replaced as dkector of the *: Selective Service System, to ;^ be a full general. •£ Also confh-med was the ^nomination of Robert L. John- ;t!son of Newport Beach, Calif., '^to be an assistant secretary of •-'the Army. He has been vice •^president of McDonnell Doug.""las Astronautics Co. >»•» Vv, • . ing hearings on the administration of the draft system, agreed President Nixon could make some needed changes immediately, if he wants to. Meanwhile, Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said he is being wrongly blamed for blocking consideration this year of a House-passed administration bill to create a lottery system to choose men for the draft. He said his statement last Thursday that chances for Senate action on draft legislation this year are dim, did not reflect any intention of the Senate's Democratic leaders to hold up action. He added that the practical considerations of getting any draft measure through the committee system at this date makes a vote this year unlikely. Nixon and Senate Republican leaders reacted negatively to the Mansfield comments last week and called on the Democrats to reverse course. "Any bill covering draft reform or any other matter that is reported out of committee and cleared by the Policy Committee — which I have no doubt would be the case — will be called up and considered promptly," Mansfield said. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has said he will hold hearings on a draft reform bill as soon as possible. £ POOD FOR TURKEY '£ WASHINGTON (AP) - The :£United States will provide •^Turkey with $8 million worth 4 of wheat or flour under a new '. 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