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ASK PROBE OF RIOT By Thomas Ryder ...... (R«lster Staff Writer) ; DUBUQUE, IA. -.The ad- minfetfatfve council of the »Ufii* verity of fcubttque will seek an investigation" by-civil authorities of the racial violence on campus Wednesday night that .caused several injuries and considerable-property damage; Laurence, Warren, council chairman, said, "We -are considering asking for grand jury action. There were felonious acts committed that night 'and we want a full Investigation. We at the University simply are not equipped to handle such 'an investigation, nor do' we have authority In criminal ma'l> ters." Set Afire The racial violence erupted during an anti-war demonstra* tion when the school's black cultural center was set afire. The blacks blamed numbers of Phi Omichron-. Fraternity because of confrontations between fraternity members and the blacks during the demonstration. \ A clash between the blacks and fraternity member)! fol. lowed . and several students were .injured. Three fraternity members required treatment' at a hospital. In addition, the blacks allegedly roughed up Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kirkegaard, head residents at a campus dormitory. ~ The property-damageTTflostly broken windows and doors, was estimated at several hundred dollars. In addition, at . least three typewriters were stolen from the school administration center. T,he council also believes there were non-students on the ' campus Wednesday night inciting violence. 625 Leave Meantime, the campus, usual- In Now York City, flajr-ranyinji: construction'- workers bull their way into a group of anti- war protesters. Kxehanjre. / outside the- New W1R6PHOTO (AP) York Stock Pro-War Mob Storms City Hall IntT.Y., Beats War Protesters NICKEL HAILS NIXON'S TALK WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Interior Secretary Walter j. Hickel Friday night praised President Nixon's televised news .conference reffiarks a"bout the nation's youth. "The young people of Amer? ica should be reassured by the President's determination to work together with all those millions of Americans who share his loyalty to the nation, if not always Jhe same views," the 'secretary said. Hickel was -in the news Wednesday when the Washington Evening Star released a personal letter from the secretary to President Nixon. Hicke wrote that the administration is in danger of closing its ears to the college-age"gen- (oration. He also criticized Vice(President Spiro T. Agnew i whose speeches, the 'secretary WALTER HICKEL «? ' ' V ' * •' Kent Closed for Spring; New Angle in Shootings KENT, OHIO (AP) - Kent State University, shut down by the slaying of fdur students in a military;c6iiffontatfon Monday, will remain cfosed thfotigh the spring term. the aimotmcemeht caine' Ffi- o*ay : while some sources ex- presseTdoubt that: alLthe slain students, of nine wounded students, were hit by military gunfire. . -Or. hobert White, Kent 1 State president, said'departure Of the National Guard from the campus and weakening of the Ohio Highway Patrol in five days of campus disturbances contributed to the decision to remain closed. "There Is no one who can say to any parent, 'We can give reasonable assurance for the safety or convenience of your son or daughter," White said. The stale adjutant general's office jsaid at. Columbus that there was some indication one student was wotmded by nnn- military gunfire. The Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle- Telegram reported evidence fhal^ne student was slain by a slug from a nonmilitary bullet. Names Refused The National Guard refused said, have served to divide the j to release names of guardsmen country 'involved in (he incident_but- NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) More than 1,000 men, many voicing opposition to Mayor John V. Lindsay's anti-war sent i m e n t s., made an assault against City Hall Kriday. Hel- 12 demonstrators stay through the weekend if they wished, but Wall Street financial district behind construction workers carrying big American flags and chanting "We Love America" and "Raise the Flag." They iown P rol ection, Peace were showered with tickertape Director Joseph Blalchford College said a referendum showed that 71 per cent of its urged them to leave for their) 1 ' 200 students endorsed the use said. ly bustling this time of year, was almost deserted Friday. A total of 625 of the school's 950 students have left the campus .struck by pipes and large metal as a result of the Wednesday night Violence. The administrative council gave students a choice of'leav- ing and taking the grades they had earned so far, or remaining and taking final exams scheduled next week. The council anticipated that many students would leave, lessening the chance of more violence. All 27 black students at the university have left. The 17 black students at Loras College, who were reportedly also In Wednesday night's violence, also were allowed to leave .before final examinations next week. They asked to leave, saying they feared for their safety. Thursday night, about 200 demonstrators, believed to be mostly Loras and University students, blocked traffic on busy Loras Boulevard in protest of the war and the Kent State shooting. Police re-routed traffic but did not interfere with the demonstrators. meted construction workers at- from skyscraper windows — a tacked and beat students in ajgesture usually reserved for re- college . building across the i turning heroes. street> ! At City Hall Park, about 20 | bomb "threat bomb,'he said. _. - i " w *"<-J nan rrtin, HUUUl IM Eleven students were sent to construction workers chased police search of the build ™ f « tetepSS , turned up no a hospital. Others were treated at the scene at a makeshift first-aid station set up by medical students. Many had . been Humphrey Upset By Nixon Move HAMBURG, GERMANY (AP) —Former Vice-President Hubert Humphrey was quoted Friday as saying he is unhappy with President Nixon's Cambodian campaign but feels the Middle East presents a greater danger to peace. "I'm not at all happy," Humphrey said of Nixon's decision sending American troops into Cambodia, -"I hope, however, that he will be successful, but I doubt it very much." Humphrey made the remarks in an interview with the magazine Der Stern. . Humphrey said he felt there Is nbthing more important -for the United States "than the ending of the Vietnam jvar and the removal of our troops from Southeast Asia so that we may better approach our responsibilities at home...." He added that he felt "the! Near East currently presents a! greater .danger to world peace than does Indochina." Late Conference Avoids Conflict bolts swung by the pro-war construction workers. Police'Commissioner Howard R. Leary said there were no arrests.'He said this was because police were "greatly, outnumbered" and were mainly concerned "to see that City Hall was not invaded." Lindsay's press secretary, Tom Morgan, issued a state- some students from the fringes of the crowd into a Pace College building across the street. There the construction workers smashed^windows and beat students in the lobby. One student was taken away apparently in convulsions. The construction workers threw wooden wedges, pipe joints and rocks through the windows. Apparently they were angered by a peace banner some Pace students had draped over the facade, of the building. Geoffrby Needier, assistant Contending he had on scv* eral occasions urged the Nixon administration to pay more attention to the voices of young people, Blatrhford said, "Today it's the Peace Corps, tomorrow another government building." 410 Colleges on Strike for Peace troops in Cam- , A march on the Minnesota : Capitol in St. Paul was sched- j tiled for today, with stndcnt | organizers predicting a turn- i nut of 40,000. i More than a score of dental i students at the University of | Pennsylvania in white jackets j or uniforms circulated antiwar petitions and demonstrated with placards. One read: "Gunpowder stains dentures.'.' More Call, Guard Four firebombs thrown at the CalmNixonReady to Take Blame ii Offensive Fails 1 New. London, Conn, caused little damage. armory ANALYSIS- Continued from Page One Communists the means of killing thousands nf Americans. Finding "the city," a large control center of hundreds of structures,' is regarded as a major coup. Mr. Nixon is in the favorable position of being able to judge himself and tell the American public of success because that can be measured only by the American' military and the South Vietnamese. If the military says it has succeeded it cannot be proved wrong until ] much later in the game. j To this extent Mr. Nixon has ods of escalation of the Johnson said"there were 98 guardsmen from two military units involved. Faculty members voter! during a meeting with White Friday tp try to help some students complete courses with off'campus work. Most such efforts were to be aimed at students ricaring graduation. Lt; ; Col. J. E. P. McCann, administrative assistant to Adj. Gen. S. T. Del Corso, said preliminary findings indicate one student wounded was Hit by a nonmilStary bullet slug. "He said a partial report from a medical examiner pointed to a wound caused by a "nonmilitary, small caliber steel-jacket bullet."— The" medical" examiner, who was not named, was quoted as saying the entry and exit marks of a projectile on a person suggested a nonmilitary wound. The examiner said a military projectile would have caused more visible damage. Tell Units Involved The National Guard disclosed that an infantry battalion of ~sorrre~450 to .500 troops from near Akron and an armored cavalry unit of about 800 men from Akron, Canton, and small- ej^ communities were at Kejnt during the disturBanceT A Kent State student said during a demonstration at Columbus Friday that he had seen an , . . , \j\-unn-jr nci;uii:i , ciasiMHIll men saying the mayor called dean of Pace College, said he it a 'mob which had "brutally MU/ th«> ei.^nntc ,.,,„„;„,. »„_ 'brutally attacked innocent students and bystanders."- The mayor ordered a full police in-- vestigation. Clash Over Flag During the hour-long melee, the crowd cheered and sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" as one of their number, said to be a letter carrier, climbed up and hoisted the City Hall's American flag to full staff. Lindsay had ordered all city flags to fly at half staff for a "day of reflection" on the In- dochinese war and the killing of four students at Kent State Uni- saw the students running for the building, with the construction—workers- chasing—them; swinging weapons. | ."I went down the stairs, and !I could hear the screams," Needier said. "The yellow-helmeted men were beating the students." Another college official, Howard Hannah, saw construction workers swinging iron bolts at the students. "The students ran into the building, but unfortunately all the doors but one had been chained. As the kids were, forced to funnel through the one open door, they were beat However, following the inci- ', , r , , , X ° n ftas . . .. ' ° Lcontrol of events and he is able NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) _|dent,-national guardsmen were to judge, too, the ability of the Collegiate protests, some peace- j called up in New Hampshire " ful, some violent, multiplied | and Vermont for weekend pro- Fri-day in reaction against j tective duty at armories American involvement in Cam- those states bodia and the death of fourj Kent Stale UniVersity students. National guardsmen patrol- en by the construction workers," Hannah said. "The police," he said, "made a half-hearted effort to stop the construction workers, but per- I at the time." versity in Ohio by national guardsmen. ' When a city hall aide lowered the flag back to half staff, the crowd, broke through ; wooden barricades, ••, , ,--• overwhelmed a police detail j ha P s tnere were J ust to° many and ran up the City Hall |°( f hem . and . not enough police steps, only to be stopped by a hastily formed police line in front of French d,oors leading to the rotunda of the building. Lindsay, who was addressing an anti-war rally elsewhere in the city, eventually ordered the City Hall flag restored to full staff after police advised him they were not sure they could defend the building. Tickertape Parade Many in the crowd Peace Corps Offices Seized WASHINGTON, D.C- (AP) Youths protesting the Indochina war seized six offices in the Peace Corps headquarters Friday and stayed through a bomb i scare evacuation. i The agency, acting on in- had s true t-ion s from the White National SlfiKe Headquarters at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., listed 410 of the nation's 1,500 colleges and universities on strike or closed. Thousands of students marched peacefully in Austin, Tex., and Sacramento, Calif. But firebombs were hurled at the University of Utah and Marquette University. Blazes were reported at the Universities of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota-Duluth, Valparaiso, Ind., and.a State University campus at New Platz, N.Y. Protesters-Harassed About 200 University of Mexico students on an anti-war march ran into unexpected opposition when an equal number of high school pupils harassed and sought to block the marchers. The university was closed. St. Francis "College students at Biddeford, Maine, voted against a strike there. The Student Senate "at Houghton, N.Y., fourth day of violent antiwar demonstrations; during which firefighters doused 40 to 50 blazes. The school's president, Fred Harvey Harrington, announced his resignation, saying he had been planning to quit before the outbreaks. About 500 office workers were sent home at noon when the Ohio Statehouse and annex in Columbus were closed in anticipation of a march on the area by students. About 40 students staging a | sit-in at the University of Mich' igan's . ROTC building snuffed out a fire, believed caused by a firebomb, before firemen .arrived. At Hamilton and Kirkiand colleges in Clinton, N.Y., students said $35,000 had been pledged thus far in a drive to have collegians across the country cash in U.S. savings bonds if American troops are not out of Asia by July 4. -..«..j u . v .« w *.<u*tu i*ou *> vi ui.i-jujid nun* i«ic Yvnjie marched up Broadway from the I House, decided to let the 10 to ^^^^^.^^^^W *JP " m ^BBWH ^BHpP ^BH^ Landscape Chips • Boulders • Flagstone Get lowest prices — year-round inventory See this area's largest stoneyard (AP) President Nixon didn't want to fan the ire of fellow sports fans and that's why he settled on 9 p.m. (Iowa time) for Friday's televised news conference. An earlier evening hour would have meant a conflict with the final game for the National Basketball Association championship. That contest, between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knickerbockers in New York City, was slated for the ABC television network at 6:30 p.m. Open Seoteh Castle Room Honoring jke AYR, SCOTLAND, (REUTERS) - NATO Commander Gen. Andrew Goodpaster Friday formally opened a room in nearby Culzesao Castle to memory of former U. S. President Dwi$bt D. Eisenhower. The room is a tribute from the Scottish people in recognition of Eisenhower's valor as a war time allied CRYSTAL WHITE Mirbit Landscap* 50 Ib. plastic bag ... $ 1 75 GEO-ROCK CHIPS Black or Red Lightweight! Bag covers up to Communist side to react to the Cambodian incursion. That reaction is not proving significant, so far, in military terms, and thus the President is able llnivpr lo conclude tnat in the next efnn^hl^^^"" 1 ^^ 1 ! 1 "" weeks-he- will achieve his objectives and bring American troops out of Cambodia. Another Report This, he says, will permit him to keep on the schedule of his announced 150,000 additional withdrawal by next spring. Even now he can foresee that he can give a report to the nation in a couple of weeks claiming greater success. ; The Communist side will not dare react by .pouring 250,000 or 300,000 troops across the demilitarized zone, as the President sees it, because the enemy now knows that he will react decisively - not. bv,,th,e slow meth-. administration. iOhio National Guard lieutenant , . ' [give an' order to fire at the 'Decisive' action, as in (students demonstrating at Kent Cambodia, was promised for j state. the future if the Communist | »i 'apparently was the only side steps up the war while ' American troops withdraw. The President thus confirms what has slowly come into perspective as the cause of his Cambodian thrust. He seized an opportunity, the kind of opportunity .the Johnson administration hever had, to strike a decisive blow at low cost. If he is wrong about this, the President said, he alone will be responsible. He made the decision. It does not matter in the end what the secretary of state, the secretary of defense or his military advisers recommended. Expected Protest The President thus remained calm and confident in the face °1 -PlPiesls which some have! thought mean the'country is in a revolutionary mood, because now he thinks he will win this gamble. The protest, he now contends, is no greater than he expected and it does not mean the country is in a revolutionary mood. The oods, as he sees it, are greater in,favor of success than when the Cambodian thrust shocked the country a week ago. one that_saw it," said .lames Minard, 22, who identified himself as an Army veteran .who served Jn Korea. 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