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Morgantown Dominion-Post (Newspaper) - January 19, 1969, Morgantown, West Virginia Recreation Facilities Bosit VOL. 4, NO. 14 THE cooler High near 40, Colder on WEST JANUARY PAGES IN 8 SECTIONS PRICE 20 CENTS WHERE DOES THE U.S. GO FROM HERE? We Keep Up With Our Young EDITOR'S As the United States prepares for a dramatic transfer of a array of challenges awaits the new How critical are these The questions were put to six distinguished Their reports begin today and will continue for the next three Wednesdays in the and Morgantown Post and on the following two By EDWARD M. KENNEDY U.S. Massachusetts On a mild spring evening in during the primary election campaign of 1963, 20 young Americans sat down to After riding many hours in busses and sleeping on benches in campaign they had spent a grueling Saturday on the of the city taking the issues to the Now it was time to take They talked of Republicans who refused to hear them of Democrats who would not budge on of black children flocking to pass out campaign of whites in streets as grubby as any Negro ghetto showing quiet pleasure that an educated visitor wanted to hear what they The canvassers for Robert Kennedy that I met with that night were engaged in the kind of active political work by young people that characterized the primary elections of 1968. When they started that morning they had been The next morning they would return to the older by more than a At about the same time last another group of young people was pursuing a different course at Columbia The issues they held up to the of a college gymnasium in a Negro Columbia's affiliation with a Defense Department research beneath their surface real questions about the right of students to a share in the governing of their The Columbia protest added up to the occupation of five campus the ransacking of administrative and a bloody confrontation with police with more than 100 seriously injured and nearly 700 It would be comfortable to conclude that the young folks in Indiana were working responsibly within the established system while those at Columbia were working irresponsibly against it. It is more important to realize that both were working for what they believed in. One group hoped positive efforts would be the other had concluded that they The distance between confidence and futility is growing small with American youth Some believe our society will always and some believe it will never work I are in the Today's young people don't share the historic guideposts of their They did not know the mobilization of resource and patriotism brought on by the two world They did not feel the comradeship of disaster created by the Great The were too young to grasp the national fear of global communism in the early 1950's. They are spared the emotions of the They come to us with fresh And with all the right They want to know why the war to on page 2-A) Red Missile Hike Concerns Clark Clifford By WILLIAM BEECHER 1969 New York Times News Service Secretary Clark M. Clifford has expressed about the rapidly growing Soviet force of intercontinental ballistic missiles which nearly quadrupled in two years and which is expected to exceed that of the United States this year or But in what amounted to a valedictory statement on the eve of leaving insisted that the U.S. remains stronger than any potential He said his hopes for a peaceful world were encouraged by a Soviet willingness to discuss a halt in the arms race and by the shift in Vietnam emphasis from the battlefield to the conference Credited by many with having played the central role in turning the Johnson Administration's strategy from one based on gradual but continual escalation of to one stressing de-escalation and Clifford think that we have now set a true course toward peace in The secretary's views are contained in a detailed analysis to Congress of the outgoing administration's final defense The which explores the rationale behind the country's national security policy and its weapons covers 165 pages in the unclassified version and more than 300 pages in the secret The latter was sent to the Armed Services and Military appropriations Committees of the House and Senate Clifford said the Soviet Union had surpassed American intelligence estimates by moving from 250 in to 900 by last Other sources say the Soviets now possess more than such having drawn roughly even with America's land-based force of While the defense secretary said he expects the Russians to continue to install even more he predicted rate of increase will be considerably smaller over the next two or three U.S. Troop Withdrawal Is Urged 1969 New York Times Nens Service Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu confirmed Saturday that he had asked the United States to plan the withdrawal of some of its troops in 1969, but informed sources said the withdrawal would probably not exceed troops at the The United States command here is strongly opposed to the withdrawal of too many too if it would lead to a of total allied military the sources President Thieu expressed agreement with this cautious viewpoint at a meeting in the presidential palace Friday with the American Gen. Creighton W. and Ambassador Ellsworth it was was anxious to make some statement signalling the intention to request a limited American withdrawal as a sort of farewell gesture to President who leaves office Therefore his press Lt. Col. Tran Van issued a in advance by American that Thieu has ordered Gen. Cao Van chief of the Joint General to confer with Abrams draft a for some American withdrawals in 1969. The Lam statement gave no tentative figure for the initial or total number of American troops that might be withdrawn this but well-placed sources cast doubt on the possibility that the withdrawals would be probably won't be more than men and maybe only the equivalent of one or two said one it is extremely difficult to see how the Vietnamese army can be truly ready to take up more slack than An American division comprises a little more than UPI Telephoto MEMBERS OF THE National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam are in the process of pitching a huge tent on the Washington Monument The group plans to protest the war by staging a Capital Is Readied For Nixon Inaugural By LOUIS CASSELS on Page 5-A) WASHINGTON of all sorts and of every aspect swarmed into their nation's capital Saturday to take part in a million round of inaugural activities that will be climaxed Monday by the of Richard M. Nixon as 37th President of the United On hand for the third Republican inaugural in 40 years were famous governors and notorious bearded protestors and congressional medal of honor cowboy actors and Indian astronauts just back from the moon and high school band musicians on their first I Good ONCE upon a children went off to college to learn to run the Viet Troops Nearing Stronghold By BERT W. SAIGON task force of American and South Vietnamese troops sweeping the Batangan peninsula Saturday night pushed to the foot of two hills described as the operations center for hundred of Communist The Allies knifed deeper into the coastal isthmus 318 miles northeast of Saigon near Quang Ngai City on the sixtieth day of an offensive designed to destroy what hat been a Communist stronghold tor 20 UPI Kate Webb said the two Batangan peninsula known as Hill 37 and were laced with elaborate bunkers built by the Japanese during World War Miss Webb said the Marines were drawing grenade and 50 caliber machine gun fire from areas behind the Allied She said the Communists had planted cans of explosives designed blow the feet off. Marine officers said the Communists seemed to be lying low in some tunnel then hopping out and firing on the Leathernecks when the cordon line passed their Several dozen were known killed in the slowly moving Allied U.S. and South Vietnamese losses were officially described as 11 Americans were believed killed in the crash ot an Air America Peace Talks Go Smoothly On First Day By PAUL HOFMANN 1969 New-York Times News Service trip away from diverse a section of humanity as ever assembled for a single Their motives for being here were as various as their Some came to celebrate a political to honor a new president and vice to witness a solemn and peaceful of Others came to see and be to spend small fortunes on hotel rooms and tickets for events at which they might get a fleeting glimpse of and to talk about back Some came to exploit the opportunities for chicanery which are present at every And some came to For the first time in the nation's a presidential inaugural was confronted by a large-scale protest The National Mobilization Committee to End the War in which organized the Democratic convention demonstrations in Chicago last obtained permits for a Sunday to be followed Sunday night by a in a big circus tent erected on the grounds of the Washington Mobilization leaders predicted that up to war protestors would take part. They said they hoped to avoid physical clashes with and were interested only in that America is still deeply divided about Official inaugural activities started Saturday afternoon with a reception for distinguished ladies at the National Gallery of Art. Mrs. Nixon had twice before attended such receptions in the supporting of wife of the vice This time she was the star attraction for the 11.000 Republican women who rated or wangled The wearing a princess dress of sky blue silk and stood in the receiving line with her two Tricia and Julie Nixon former first lady Mamie Mrs. Spiro T. broadened Vietnam talks opened in five hours and 10 reached full agreement on procedures for further negotiations to end the Representatives of the United and Saigon North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South or Viet agreed also to hold a meeting early this No date was set for the beginning of substantive The followed by North suggested and the U. S. said it would make proposals soon to start talks on the substance of Vietnam's problems as early this week as am happy that we are getting down to the serious business of making peace in said Cyrus R. the ranking U. S. negotiator at the smiling widely as he stepped out of the conference the former Majestic Hotel near the Arc De Hanoi's chief delegate at the Col. Ha Van also smiled and Paris conference is in agreement on the procedure to open the plenary The quick settlement of some 15 or 20 points of procedure for the talks on the essence of the Vietnam situation came as a welcome surprise to the U. S. Only Friday the deputy head of the had told newsmen at an American Embassy that it was highly unlikely that the complicated procedural phase of the enlarged peace talks could be completed in one was a very good said William J. the chief spokesman of the U. S. at a news conference in the American embassy auditorium He said he was speaking on behalf of all members of the U. S. team that had participated in the who flanked Vance at the large round conference table in the declared that was a great deal of give and and that both sides had made concessions and shown At a news conference in the French Post and Telegraph Ministry on the Left Bank near the Eiffel the Tran Hoai session taok place in a normal our delegation wants an early plenary Hanoi's Nguyen Thanh who addressed newsmen at a separate prevailed on all questions of This is a good Kennedy's Life Is Threatened WASHINGTON Edward M. ignored a telephoned death threat Saturday to attend a Justice Department ceremony in honor of his assassinated the late Robert F. He drove from his nearby Virginia home where police maintained a 24-hour vigil to see the unveiling of the bust in the courtyard of the department where his dead brother had served as attorney A spokesman for Kennedy said the police action was taken in any incidents of the police sources said the FBI viewed the threat as and an FBI Fairfax County police directed a patrol car to remain in the of the senator's home until further GOOD READING INSIDE Montani Page 3 SECTION A of Events SECTION C Calendar of Events Deaths 2-A Hospital 2-A Just Between Ida 7-A Pennsylvania News -A U. S. News World News SECTION B Baker Column 4 Business and Labor News Editorial Page News It May Interest Knowledge For Decision Mountain State Preston County News Reston Column Stocks for the Sultzburger Column SECTION C Adaline Moore Letter Ask Jean Adams Before You Buy 3-C Question Box Art Teacher Delinquency Legal Aid part 3.......2-C Feminine Soc. through 6-C High School World and 8-C Eye Spring and Resort Fashions Youth Beat SECTION D Arthur Daley's Sport Column Bowling Classified Ads through 8-D Constantine's Post Dear Abby Farm Page Fan Sports and 8-D To Your Good Who Does OTHER FEATURES 16 pages Center TV 4 pages Family 20 pages America's Best 8 pages
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