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   Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 19, 1969, Tokyo, Japan                                *it,';KM nn —W M» nft V!w i1^.s* *a Inil.1EAST LANSING, Mich. (UPI)—TheMichigan State University Board of Trust-ees Friday picked Clifton R. Wharton Jr.to become the first Negro president of amajor American university.Wharton, 42, was chosen by a 5-3 voteof the MSU board at its morning meeting.His selection ended a six-month search fora successor to John A. Hannah, who leftin April to join the Nixon administration.A C I F I CWharton, Boston-horn and educated atHarvard University, Johns Hopkins Uni-versity and the University of Chicago, iscurrently vice president of the Agricul-tural Development Council, a private non-profit corporation.Wharton was a member of New YorkGov, Nelson A. Rockefeller's presidentialmission to Latin America. He is considered(Continued on Back Page. Col. 1)AN AUTHORIZED UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATIONFOR THE U.S. ARMED FORCES OF THE PACIFIC COMMANDVol. 25, No. 291 Sunday, Oct. 19, 1969hWon't Impose ControlsixonSouth Korean President Park Chung Hee andhis wife vote near the presidential mansion inSeoul during the national referendum to lift third-term restrictions. (AP Radiophoto)Koreans OK Park's Bid to Run AgainSEOUL (UPI) — PresidentPark Chung Hee, the drivingforce behind South Korea's ra-pid economic expansion and oneof Asia's staunchest anti-Com-munist leaders, won Saturday anational referendum which en-ables him to run for a third termin 1971.Counting of Friday's ballotsthroughout the night gave the 52-year-old general an unbeatablelead. Like Charles de Gaulle be-fore him, Park had told hiscountrymen he would resign ifhe lost the referendum.At 8:30 a.m., with 81.2 per centof the votes counted, the con-stitutional revision had receivedf>,119,033 votes, well over asimple majority of the 11,584,062votes cast. A majority was re-quired to approve the constitu-tional change.A g a i n s t the constitutionalamendments were 2,944,733 with320,177 invalid votes.The referendum does not givea third term to Park, the manwho re-established political sta-bility after the turmoil whichfollowed the 1960 resignation ofSouth Korea's first and wartimepresident, Dr. Syngman Rhee.But the victory lifts in 1971 aconstitutional rule limiting thepresident to two terms so thatPark can run again for anotherfour years in office.Political analysts had pre-dicted wide turmoil if Park lostand resigned the presidency in aWASHINGTON CAP)—President Nixon toldthe nation Friday that "We are on the road torecovery from the disease of runaway prices.'*But he said some painful adjustments He ahead.In his first major address on economic pro-blems, prepared for nationwide radio broad-cast, Nixon flatly told Americans:"You can make your plans on the basisthat price rises are going to .Viefs FireOn Sovief'Spy Ship'SAIGON (AP) — South Viet-namese patrol boats Fridayfired on a ship identified by theU.S. and Vietnamese Navy com-mands as being a Russian spyship, U.S. military officers said.It was riot immediately clearwhether the ship, identified as asmall Russian trawler in the 150-ton range, was hit in the shoot-ing incident off Da Nang.American military officerssaid they were unable to saywhether the trawler was hit. Butother sources reported somesmoke was observed comingfrom the forward portion of theIrawler after the Vietnamese pa-trol boat fired on it.American officers said thetrawler headed out to sea afterthe shooting incident but is stillbeing kept under observation byU.S. ships and reconnaissanceplanes.Official South Vietnamesesources claimed the trawler wasintercepted inside South Viet-nam's 12-mile territorial limitsoff Da Nang.American officers gave thisaccount:At about 10:55 a.m. Thursday,a small ship in the 150-ton rangewas observed off Da Nang. Theship was identified by the U.S.arid South Vietnamese Navycommands as being a Russianintelligence trawler, but it was(Continued on Bar-k Page, Col. 1)BulletinWHITE BEACH, Okinawa(S&S)—One Marine was killedand two other persons were re-ported missing when a MarineCorps helicopter with Ifi personsaboard crashed 200 yards off thebeach here Saturday.be slowing down."The President announcedhe will send letters thisweekend to a cross sectionof business and labor lead-ers urging that they takeaccount of prophesied cool-ing off of inflation in mak-ing wage, price and invest-ment decisions.While insisting he would tellno one how to set wages orprices, Nixon called on labor"to base their wage demands onthe new prospect of a return to-ward price stability." And hesaid businessmen should basetheir investment and price deci-sions "on that new economic cli-mate, keeping in mind that it isin their private interest to berealistic in their planning and tohelp build a strong economy."Nixon also voiced an appeal tofitizens in general:"I call upon all Americans tobear the burden of restraint intheir personal credit and pur-chasing decisions, so as to re-duce ihc- pressures that helpdrive prices out of sight."Asserting that the administra-tion has asked the country totake "bitter medicine," he wenton: ."I can report to you that themedicine has begun to work.There wilt be. no overnight cure,but we are on the road to recov-(Continued on Back Page, Col. 3)nation which has been corningunder increasing infiltration at-tacks from North Korea by seaand ground.About 50,000 American troopshelp the South Koreans guardthe truce line dividing North andSouth Korea, 1(5 years after theend of the Korean War.Park clinched victory whiledemanding greater sacrificesfrom his people.To build his nation, he has(Continued on Ba*>k Page, Col, 1)  

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