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   European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 6, 1970, Darmstadt, Hesse                              Sunday, September 6, 1970 THE STARS AND STRIPES Page 7Facility Votes to Withdraw Academic CreditArmy, Navy Phasing Out Yale ROTC ProgramsNEW HAVEN, Conn. (UPI) —The Army and Navy have for-mally announced that they in-tend to phase out their ReserveOfficer Training Corps (ROTC)programs at Yale University.The secretary of the univer-sity, Reuben Holden, announcedSunday that the Army will endits program at the end of the1970-71 school year and that theNavy plans to graduate its lastmidshipman in 1073.The Army plans an intensifiedone-year course for students whohave completed summer camptraining. The KOTC programusually takes two years.The Navy will continue itsprogram, commissioning all stu-dents now enrolled but acceptingno new recruits.The formal announcement thatthe two ROTC programs will bedropped from the curriculumwas preceded by a faculty voteto withdraw academic credit forthe military training courses.Yale did not renew contractswith the two branches of thearmed forces.Yale President KingmanBrewster Jr., said in June he re-gretted that contracts with thetwo services had not been re-newed and suggested an alter-nate form of service might beestablished."My own hope is that theservices will before too long findit possible to expand off-campusprograms . . . which allow a per-son to receive a commissionupon graduation but to take histraining off-campus, largely dur-ing the summer," Brewstersaid.At the commencement forROTC officers in May he saidthe graduates probably would be"applauded or attacked as anendorsement of the national se-curity policy of the moment.""Precisely because of thedepth of disagreement which di-vides us so sorely I wish tohonor you for undertaking anational service whos« necessityis not dependent upon the rightsor wrongs of any given policy,"Brewster said.Army ROTC was establishedat Yale in 1916 and the Navy of-ficially created its own programin 1928.Air Force ROTC was begun atYale in 1949 as a division of theArmy program and was phasedout in 1956 with the last classgraduating in 1958.WANTED IN BOMBING — A nationwidesearch has been launched for these fouryoung men, who are charged in tlie fatalbombing of the Army Mathematics Re-search Center at the University of Wis-consin in Madison. They are DwightArmstrong (left), 19, his brother Karie-ton, 22; David Fine, 18, and LeoFrederick Burt, 22. —APaiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiii^^i Deal Its Spur Parathion Studies ILover of GunsTo TestifyOn MansonLOS ANGELES (UPI) — Ayouth who says he saw CharlesManson carrying the gun usedto shoot Jay Sebring was judgedcompetent to testify in the Sha-ron Tale murder trial Friday,even though he is undergoingpsychiatric tests.The prosecution calledMichael Hendricks, 18, to testifythat he once saw Manson hol-ding the .22-caliber, long-bar-reled revolver at the SpahnRanch.The defense objected toHendricks' being sworn in as awitness because he is under-going 90-day observation atjAtascadero State Hospital,where he was sent by the Caii-I forma Youth Authority.! However, after an hour-longWASHINGTON (AP) — Re-jcent deaths attributed to para-thion, a highly dangerous suc-cessor to DDT as a pesticideused in Southern tobacco fields,have spurred state and federal;officials to consider tighter re-strictions on its use.The Agriculture departmentsaid Friday meetings will beheld soon with slate officials toconsider stricter parathion con-trol. Possible measures to bereviewed include posting of fieldswhere parathion has been ap-plied and issuance of permits tousers.A spokesman said such re-strictions would preferably beapplied by tiie states but did notrule out federal action. The de-partment, he said, has no plansnow for canceling the use ofparathion."The department is currentlyinvestigating a number of acci-dental human poisonings inNorth Carolina and elsewhereapparently resulting from mis-use of parathion, a nonpersis-tent but highly toxic insecti-cide" the announcement said.The Agriculture Departmentearlier this year banned the useof DDT on tobacco as a condi-tion for farmers receiving gov-ernment subsidies on the crop.Although more dangerous tohandle, parathion does not per-sist long in the environment, asin the case of DDT.Four deaths in North Carolinathis summer have been linkedto parathion. So have an unde-termined number of illnesses,the department said."Preliminary findings of U.S.Department of Agriculture in-vestigators indicate that in mostcases the North Carolina poison-ings can be attributed to im-proper handling or misuse ofproducts containing parathion,"the department said Friday.One case cited by the depart-ment involved the death of 16-year-old Bonny J. Adams ofSanford, N. C."investigators reported thathe had apparently entered a to-' Pink Hill, N. C. | e r a 1 containers of parathionbacco field the day after it had j Officials said tests showed apparently had been broken inbeen treated with parathion de- j "significant concentrations" of the car trunk, which was thenspite label warnings that such 1 parathion and another pesticide j washed out with a hose. This oc-should not be entered until five ! —endosulfan—in the trunk of; curred about five weeks beforedays after treatment," the de-' the Boyette family automobile j the child died, the departmentpartment said. j and in the lawn area of the j said. "Shortly before his death,"Another death cited was that; home. 'of 7-year-old Daniel Boyette,ruled Hendr-icks was capable of testifying.No Gun ConvictionsUnder questioning by defenseattorney Paul Fitzgerald, Hendr-icks said, "I like suns. I like toMurder Charge DroppedAgainst My Lai Soldierreport said, "the boy had ;A" spokesman said one of sev-1 played barefoot in this lawn \ carry them, make them. _ uke'area. However, clinical tests '"^-^very time I \e been ar-have not vet confirmed the spe- re*}** " s been with guns." ill **U/H*4#' lev ^mi **• K*ir% rttm ««* Vicific cause of death. hangupFT. McPHERSON, Ga. (UPI) | anticipated."— The Army dropped! Schiel, 22,charges of premeditatedder gainst onesoldier in the alleged My LaiTwo other recent deaths in iNorth Carolina also were linkedto parathion.Parathion belongs to a familyof chemicals called organicguns?" Fitzgerald asked."I'd rather not say," he re-plied, grinning.Hendricks was expected tobe^in. his testimony before thewas decoratedmassacre Friday and an-would facei wtlh the Silver Star for bravery«^^W^^^^iSnd. M h of this for use aroundcausing serious injury or death."Because of the risks involvedin its handling,",*Qr a -d-iv  lo-~arid California Admission Dayon Wednesday. The judge de-Myyear. h ••norm.Connor said also that Sgt. j Aid for Wounded StudentsCharles E. Hutto of Tullulah, 1 WASHINGTON (AP)O. Connor, \ La., would face a general court- ; group of students has announcednouneed a secondcourt-martial.Lt. Gen. Albert _, , „ ,commanding general of the 3rd i martial on charges of assault j a fund-raising goal of $85,000 toArmy, said the charges of j with intent to murder and false : help pay the medical expensesmurder against Cpl. Kenneth swearing. But Connor said of 21 students injured in theSchiel of Swartz Creek, Mich.,! other charges of murder and shootings lust spring at Kentwere dismissed and "no further j rape against Hutto had been : State and Jackson State univer-proceedings in this case are! dropped. i sities.First Lady's SuggestionWhite House Flag to Fly Nights, TooSAN CLEMENTE, Calif.(UPI) — President Nixon Fri-day ordered that the Americanflag be displayed at the WhiteHouse at ail times, night andday, except in bad weather.At the first lady's suggestion,Nixon amended the rules where-by the flag is flown only fromsunrise to sunset under the uni-versal custom.Actually, the flag has been il-luminated from the White Houseroof and flown at night sinceAug. 18. The first lady's presssecretary, Connie Stuart, saidthat Mrs. Nixon had noticed thatother monuments in Washingtonthe flag in the evening.tors to the nation's capital viewthe White House at night._ The fla^ is flown at night atparticularly when she has flown only seven other historic monu-- - • - meats — Fort Mcllenry, Balti-more, Md.; the I wo JimaMemorial, Arlington, Va.; thein making the gesture, Nixon' east and west fronts of the U.S.said the "White House is ahouse that belongs to all thepeople and as the home of the ; ington, Va., and Mt. Olivet inpresident and his family sym- Frederick, Md., where FrancisEarlier Friday, an 11-year-oldboy testified he found a long-barreled revolver in his backyard on Sept. 1, 1969, and turnedit over to police.Laughter Breaks OutIn December, when he read ofthe arrests of the "Manson Fa-mily," young Stephen Weiss saidhis father telephoned officersand said they believed the gunthey had turned in might be con-nected with the Tate case."We were pretty sure it wasthe gun," the father said.The courtroom erupted inlaughter when the youngster toldhow he picked up" the gun ca-refully by the barrel in order toHe also noted that many visi- ' preserve any fingerprints, andDy helicopter, and thought itwould be a nice idea for theWhite House.Capitol; Flag House in Balti-more; the War Memorial in Lex-bolizes the love of home and fa-mily that characterizes"American people. theScott Key, composer of "TheStar Spangled Banner," is bu-ried.the police who picked it up fromhim handled it "with bothhands. All over the gun."Police Sgt. William J. Lee, afirearms expert, said he hadconcluded positively that a bul-let that entered the body ofSebring was fired from the re-volver found by the boy.He said it was impossible toconclude definitely whether ornot the bullets that woundedVoityck Frykowski and StephenParent weresame gun. fired from, the  

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