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Comics JEditdfials Markets 12 14. ' TV, ttadio 4-S Weather IS. Women 11 ***** THE WEAf HEtt -* Variable cloudiness through Sunday. Chance &f> thunderahowers today. Highs upper 70s. Lows tonight mid 50s. Sunrise 6:02; sunset 8:21. TheNempaper Iowa Depends Upon Des M6inesy Iowa,, Saturday Morning, May 9, 1970—26 Pages—Two Sections Price "ID' Cents LOSS DULLSMSHOF RED STOCKS A Day-Long Battle Near DMZ SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM (AP) — North Vietnamese forces launched a series of attacks in the northern reaches of South Vietnam Friday but they suffered a stinging defeat' in the biggest battle there. South V i e t n a nve's e infantrymen followingup a U.S. B52 bombing raid / clashed with a North' Vietnamese force de- Turn Back March in Iowa City By Jon Van and William Simhro , (Reuljter Stalf Writers) ' ' IOWA CITY, IA. - Shotgun- toting policemen held about 300 protesters at tfay for long, tense moments Friday as Iowa City began its fourth straight night of antiwar demonstrations. One protester, in the vanguard of a group trying to push its way into the Iowa fending a base area south of! City Civic Center, was subdued Ihe demilitarized zone (DMZ). :by 'a blow from a shotgun .butt, They reported 215 enemy killed gassed and then arrested, in the combined attack. -- j^o-Cha'rged BRUCE CLARK The day-long battle began ;"'~wlTe n the— 54th Regiment moved into the Da Krong Valley, 17 miles south of /the. demilitarized zone, to assess the. effect of the B52 strike. The North Vietnamese troops stood and fought to defend the The protester was identified as Bruce Allen Clark, 21, Iowa City sophomore. Clark and another student, identified as Nof- man Fischer, 23, graduate student from West Pittston, Pa., were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. base camp but withdrew short-1 The action came in the early ly before dusk. The government evening as the majority of the forces, supported by American!University of Iowa's 20.000 stu fighter-bombers, reported count-! dents sat down for dinner, ing 93 endmy killed by air ,, ' „„ ,-, About 600 persons were taking in speeches on the steps of Old Capitol, and half of them began marching the f o.u r blocks east • to the center, which houses city offices and the police station. the in- found _a IVz tons strikes and 122 by fantrymen. They also warehouse containing of supplies. Yank Toll High In another battle, this one inside Cambodia, U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division soldiers suffered eight killed north of the JAIL TEACHER UNION HEADS AT KEOKUK An Analysis Of What Nixon Said By Richard Wilson (Chief nl Register's Washington RuriMu) WASHINGTON, D.C. - It was a velvet May night outside for the gentle, students but inside the White House, under glaring television lights, KEOKUK, IA. - Four teach-i Presidenl Nix . SAYS YOUTH GOALS AND HIS 'SAME' Until They Call Off Strike By Larry Fruhling (Register Staff Writer) y uigiil. uuioiuc — _ . -. candle-burning!Sees Cambodia as Correct Decision NEWS ANALYSIS REGISTER PHOTO BY JERVAS BALDWIN Fishook region, largest number This was the of Americans killed in a single operation in Cambodia. The U.S. Command said 24 North Vietnamese were killed. The North Vietnamese, however, were on a rampage in the northern provinces of South Vietnam. Da Nang was shelled and ground attacks were launched against the provincial capitals of Tam Ky and Hoi An. An American armored column froni the 5th Mechanized' Infantry Division that had been supporting govern, ment operations in the Da Krong Valley area was at- lacked as it was pulling out. More than a dozen American casualties were reported. The UrSrlroops-reported-kHling-l 1 North Vietnamese. Protesters said later that the marchers went to Ihe.Civic Ccn-! ter in'an attempt to enter .thej building and talk to authorities about a matter of alleged police brutality Thursday night,-They were met at the rear of the building by four city policemen who were brandishing riot j guns — short-barrel shotguns. j ' The protesters kept going to the! front of the building. There they were met by two officers, both also armed. ! Lilacs in Bloom at Ewing Park Pat Glenn of Des Moines admires early blooming Assessippi lilacs in the Ewing Lilac Arboretum at Ewing Park off Indianola RojUJUt McKinley Street south- cast of Des Moines. More than 200 varieties of French lilacs bloom each May over the 357-acre park. Appropriately, many of the lilacs are expected to be in full bloom for Mother's Day tomorrow. ers, each an officer of the Keokuk Education Association, were sent to jail Friday afternoon for disobeying a court order to end a three - day - old teacher strike of the Keokuk C o m m u nity School District. . Judge J. R. Leary said the teachers would remain in jail until they ordered an end to the walkout, which violated an injunction issued Wednesday by Leary. _ The judge also levied a $250 fine against the education association, which represents nearly all the district's 200 teachers. Ordered to jail by Leary for willful contempt of court were Tom Coffey, 38, president of the association; Gene Tlitalo, 30, vice-president; Mrs. Billie Peters, 47, secretary, and Paul Gaylord, 32, treasurer. on affirmed his hard policy in Cambodia Friday: Mr. Nixon was precise about his intentions of getting out of Cambodia — after closing the Communist sanctuaries — by the end of June and he was equally firm in refusing to preside over America's demise as the peace-keeper in Asia. This was cold comfort for . the youthful protestors gathering in Washington by the tens of thousands, for he was telling them and the country that he is now convinced he will succeed in Cambodia before popular protest can possibly drive him off his course. His measure of success is gaining six or eight months to make the Army of the Republic of Vietnam stronger so that a year from now 240,000 Americans left in Vietnam will be WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) President Nixon declared Friday night his goal in ordering U.S. troops into Cambodia was the same as that of youthful dissenters massing to protest his policy: peace in South Vietnam. But he said U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam now would mean "America is .finished" as a peacekeeper in Asia. "I think I understand what they want," the President said of the dissenters. "I would hope they would understand somewhat what I want." In measured tones, Mr. Nixon said his decisjon to move against Communist sanctuaries in Cambodia will save lives and shorten the war. "Ptake the responsibility for it," he told-a. White House news conference of the Cambodia de- militarily secure. dsi ,.j believe - iUs the tight, Mr. Nixon s statements about decis ? on . j believe' ilNriU work Teamster Strike Causes EARLY CLOSING Girl Scout Cookie Crisis FOR GRINNELL the protest were more con dilatory but he did not back! away from his characterization | of students who terrorize pro-j All four are classroom teach-i fessors and destr ° v Property as ers. They were sent to jail at "bums." This conciliatory attt News Conference^ Texts Page 9 the close of a 15-minute hearing at which they had been ordered to show cause why they should j not be held in contempt ofi tude is evidently part of his strategy also. Mere "incidents" That strategy is to keep the court for ignoring the injunction j protest at a bearable minimum QrTQinof tr»a ofmb-^i ' . . ' i • t • i • until he can achieve his objectives in Cambodia. Once those objectives are achieved and the Cambodian sanctuaries de- By a Staff Writer .p 0 |j ce said Clark tried them and on By Nick Lamberto (Register Staff Writer) SIOUX CITY, IA. - The prolonged Teamsters strike has College will officially close the "J;caused a "cookie crisis" here and 5,000 Girl Scouts of the Sioux campus here for the school III I m *i A .• • .. I.. . *^ against the strike. Students Picket A few students picketed near i the City Jail late Friday after- inoon in support of the four ; teachers. Attorneys for the by the one officer; struggled, fell down,'and tied, police said. Crowd Pushes Forward When the officer used shotgun butt, the rest of 'rails Council are ready Said Mrs. Norma di r ector GRINNELL, IA. - Grinnell fo "r. immediately after the sentences were imposed, mentioned the possibility of asking the Iowa Supreme Court to re- of ,, We [ cookies sitting in a truck on a the i parking lot in Chicago. They've the been there three weeks. Pickets Out Here; Protest Sex Movies term at 6 p.-m. Wednesday to . allow faculty and students to view Jud i e L 63 ^' 5 decision, i participate..j.n..political, actiyi-j A police department spokes- ty. .', ,'.*. J ro.ah "said.several SchooI-Board On the recommendation ofi members met Friday night with crowd pushed toward the build- „ „ , . ... j ng ; Talked to Union The second officer slowed' "We've talked to union offi- them by pointing his scatter cials and tne y assured us the In the attack on Tam Ky,! gun, and then routed them with cookies would be moved here. . . . _ U.S. sources said enemy sap4xhemical spray. jThey said they weren't inter- j demonstrators protested against dragged into ested in hurting little girls, but i movies "which glorify sex, war the president, Dr. Glenn Leggett," the faculty Friday after- tb 4 to suspend noon voted 91 classes. By Larry Eckholt Earlier, the student body voted 899 to 64 for suspension sources said enemy sap^jx-hemical spray, pers ran through their own' As Clark was A b o u (20 placard-carrying, of classes or an optional class and exam schedule'. the jailed teachers in the police station where the city jail is located. The spokesman said the mortar and rocket barrage be-i the building, a squad of 14 Iowa! the cookies haven't moved... fore 'dawn and reached the highway, patrolmen, wearing barbed wire perimeter but were I helmets and carrying long riot driven back, Thirteea, enemy j sticks, reinforced police, bodies were found on the wire. Mrs.- Elaine Johnson of Iowa About an hour after dawn, rocket barrages hit the city, City, who said she witnessed the incident, said one of the of- killing several children on their I ficers grabbed Clark whgn he way to school, sources said, approached, and hit him with The shelling and ground attack the shotgun butt. She said Each box of cookies. contains between 12 and 20 cookies, So between 9(0,000 and 1,600,000 Sioux City-bound cookies are drydocked in Chicago, i The Sioux Trails Council here] is made up of 5,0"00"Girl Scouts, i Fischer was arrested when he! a i ed 1 through 17, in 26 cities towns of the area. -killed 30 Vietnamese and wounded nearly 100, most ofj tried toj:ome to Clark's aid. them civilians. - | Police said only that "there ; ^. 4 ...... , , „,, Seven militia outposts outside j was a disturbance and there ' Clty SOUClted sales for Gir l * the city also were attacked. ' were t wo arrests made " ' ^ cout co °k' es Mar. 14 through At Hoi An Viet Cong guer> After some negotiations _ in . n las reached the streets of the dudi one permitting a d city before being driven back. r » p At least 64 towns and bases, including 17 American installations, were shelled in the IOWA Please turn to Page Seven 27. c o-ordinated enemy strike. Most of the targets, especially CAMBODIA Please turn to Page Ten mm — THE REGISTER Truman Is \* RAY ALEUTS 2 GUARD UNITS The cookies sell for 60 cents a box here and the individual troop gets 5 cents .commission, while 32 cents goes to the council. ! The money raised by the sale ) of cookies is used to maintain a ; camp at Stone Park and to finance camping, field trips and other activities and projects. 86 | Gov. Robert Ray Friday af- i ternoon ordered two battalions 1( less than 1,000 men) of the • Iowa National Guard on "stand- alert" to be available for duty on any college or univer- T&UMAN celebrates eighty-sixth birthday quietly amid congrat- •ulations from family, friends and the renowned Page 13 and racism" in downtown Des Moines Friday. The target of. the demonstrator^ was the city's, newest theater, Studio ill, hilled as an "art Cheater designed fo» discriminating adults," which opened Friday at 306 Locust St. Its first film presentation > is X-rated "Lady Godiva ! Rides." The protest was organized by I cred ' ls on & e a Dowling High School art teacher, ttie-Rev. Bert Dieter, 32. "Pollution of Mind" "These people (who go to sex films) think they have a right to see what they want," Father Dieter said. "We think they don't have a right to expose themselves to pollution of the mind." , The priest, wearing a peace medallion around his neck, said, , . . . r sex was not the only target of lf cise f A had been scheduled for movies !^y^~ "~~ session was held in a meeting room. Before imposing the sentences, Judge Leary told the 50 persons iruthe Lee County Dis, i trict Court r6om that the teach- The action means there will| ers . str ike had created a "rath- be no final examinations, noj er critical situation" in Keokuk, commencement exercises, stu-| a Mississippi River community dents will meet with instructors! of 16)0 oo residents, to work out arrangements for conclusion of classes and that faculty and students "have the opportunity to engage in educational and informational activities of their own choosing." A college spokesman said students may request pass-or-fail basis of work completed, or request a temporary incomplete grade~until completion of assigned work as of Oct. 1. "Eligible .seniors will be assured of their degrees," the spokesman said. "Seniors also may request an in- Leary said the i'tragic part" of the strike is that teachers, whose responsibilities include dispensing respect for law and order, were stroyed the protest becomes merely another dramatic incident in a long series. Quick success, therefore, is the measure of the practicability of his sudden move into Cambodia, and Nixon believes he has it in hand. How can the President be so" precise? It is because he judges the first week's activity in uncovering some important Communist control cen- tes as more rewarding than he had expected. Seizure of munition caches, small arms and rockets will deny to the ANALYSIS — . Please turn to Paae Five Boy, 4, Dies as Tractor Rolls out. If it doesn't, I'm to blame." . Mr. Nixon described protest as a safety valve, not a signal of revolution. In fact, he said, if his staff can make the arrangements, he will be glad to talk with the demonstrators who trooped to Washington to protest today against his administration's policy. Conciliatory Words Mr. Nixon chose conciliatory words to discuss the protest, expected to bring 100,000 or more to Washington^ The vanguard of dissenters paraded along Pennsylvania Avenue,, outside' the"-White House itself, many carrying lighted candles, during his broadcast news conference. 'They're trying to say that , they want peace, they're trying to say that they want to stop the killing, they're 'trying to say that we ought to get out of Vietnam," Mr. Nixon said of the young dissenters. | "Everything 1 .stand for is what they want'. . . " he said. The President spoke slowly. KEOKUK Please turn to Page Ten ' Another Warm Day for D.MJ complete with grades to be assigned at the completion of work on Oct. 1." All degrees will -lie-given in absentia. Commencement ex- the protest. He said "We had orders for 120,000; which '-'glprify the war machine boxes and 40,000 were.. deliv- and racism" a r e equally i Simp§QTl Classes, ered," said Mrs. Briodkey. < "trashy." "That one trupk got through Richard Davis, owner of Stu- Exams Optional before the picket line started. ;dio III, said it was the group's 1 .and solemnly, reminding the ELVIRA, IA. - Four-year-old ! nation it was nol he who firsl Tom Lloyd Barlow, son of Mr.j senl Amer j cans to Vietnam, and Mrs. James Barlow of rur-1 But he j n no way altered the al Elvira, Was killed Friday; po , icv decision he already'has morning in an accident, on the: announced family's farm. .< 0 nly history will ^ record Officials said the child start- ; whether it was worthwile," he ed a small tractor and rode it said of the ij.s. .commitment to to the edge of the road where it South ' Vietnam , rolled over. The boy was ,. Bul j do know this Now pinned under the wheel and suf-! that Am e r i ca is there if we do focated. His body was dis-, what many of our Ve0 , sincere Des Moines skies were mostly covered by his mother who saw critics t hi n k we should do, if fair Friday and temperatures the overturned tractor and went we w jthdraw from Vietnam and remained above seasonal nor-lout to investigate. t allow the enemy to come into mals'as showers that had been! Young Barlow is survived by; vietnam and massacre the ci- predicted failed to appear. his parents, a brother and a vi ij ans there by the millions, as _ The high here was 83. l sister - •._ _ they would, if we do that, then ' . ' let me say that America is finished as far as the peacekeeper in the Asian world is co- cerned." Mr. .Nixon -said U.S. action in Cambodia has set back Com~ ' ' "" " " ~' --•• • --• • munist training, led to the cap- WASH1NGTON, D.C. - More and more Cambodians are ,<| ure of weapons that "will not choosing up side's. Wise move. Nobody gets shot faster in this war than an innocent bystander. Potomac Fever sity campus. The governor said the guardsmen would be available to supplement and reinforce local law officers and the Iowa Highway Patrol. The term "standby alert" | means the guardsmen are or- THREE RUSSIAN ships sailjdered to report to their local into Caribbean Sea on "un- armories and be ready for known" mission. Page 13i duty. 1 The units alerted Friday were' DUt SEVEN BLACK PANTHERS.; the 34th Military Police Battal- i Brodkey. -survivors of a police raid in \ ion at .KjoxviUc, MarshaJltewn Chicago last year, won't be i and Des Moines, and the 1st tried because of lack of evi- Artillery Battalion al Daven- dence Page ? port, Clinton and Muscatine. (The Register's Iowa News Service) The other truck with the 80,000 right to demonstrate against INDIANOU. IA. - The fac- boxes was scheduled to arrive the theater's movie fare. ;Vlty at Simpson College finally SaW Davis: "But if you'll ' a S reed u P° n a com P roraise F"" o»w *"" * "» . JVW " i d a y w ith student requests that notice, we wave no pictures j , asses j nd examinations be op-! thing. Now when you call up an unemployment office they or signs, and its a nice look- L. , r °_ .,,„ , nm ^ nAt ^ nt t L\ ing theater. And we operate it as a nice, orderly theater." T^PV lengthy debate, the Davis said he had "no com- (faculty passed a proposal which ment" whether or not the pro-1 allows students working with the test would influence the the-Jstudeat Co^FdJastog Commit- here Apr. 18." The cookie customers won't be out anything — except cookies — since the money is not collected until the cookies are delivered. "Everyone else in Iowa got their cookies and we were assured ours would get through,! ater's njovie fare in the future, jtee to be excused from classes. I haven't," said Mrs.! The operation in Cambodia has got to succeed. That's Ihe only way Dick Nixon can get off the fish hook. requests that! The administratipn's Madison Avenue approach is some- nations be op-! thing. Now when you call up an unemployment o for the remainder of the! answer with, "Good morning, leisure time program Britain insists Red China be admitted to the U.N. Okay, but some members may turn ugly when the daily prayer is replaced by a thought from Chairman Mao. NIXON Please /urn to Purje Nine Withdrawal Timetable Father Dieter said the group j Students taking the option can ! puses these days does not feel justified to "make!either take a grade of incom- "We won't be stuck for auy; moral judgments" about people jplete and make up unfinished loss, since the cookies are stilljwho go to" The films; 'TSitTwoTtr next semester-or take the property of the baking people should realize that it is i three-fourths credit based on ; firm." * just a waste of money." work completed. A new kind oj rock jestival is beiny held on college cam- bring your tncn rocks. Some congressmen are ready to wjpe out, literacy tests For voters. Their mail shows they have most lo fear ironi the ones who tan read and write. — Harry Turner WASHINGTON, D.C. <AP)President Nixon said Friday night that the first group of American soldiers in Cambodia wiB move out the middle of next week and most GIs there will be out by mid-June. All U.S. forces will be withdrawn from Cambodia by the end of June, Mr. Nixon added. The President gave the tune- table in a "nationally televised news conference.

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