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   Corsicana Weekly Light (Newspaper) - February 8, 1973, Corsicana, Texas                                TEXAS 75110 1973 Rogers Says Viet Peace Will Work WASHINGTON AP Secretary of State William Rogers said today the United States expects a Laos ceasefire soon and a withdrawal of all foreign forces from that By some North Viet namese troops are in which has been a prime transit route for North Vietnamese forces heading to neighboring South Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Rogers also got clear notice from Chairman Thomas to go slow on pushing postwar reconstruction aid for North Rogers said that the Nixon administration has not yet made any commitment for American economic help to Hanoi although he said it would be an investment in peace when The secretary of state said other countries are considering providing postwar rebuilding assistance to Indochina and whatever aid money is involved would be subject to congressional Morgan noted there has been criticism from various quarters about going too fast with post war aid to North I am glad to have your assurance that you are going to move slow in that the committee head told The secretary of state gave the House group a generally optimistic account of how the Vietnam peace is working So far developments certainly support our expectations that the agreement will work and that peace with honor is being he Rogers told the House Foreign Affairs Com mittee that over the past two weeks we can already see that the Vietnamese parties as well as others involved are working together to carry out the Rogers in his prepared remarks said that the positive developments since the 27 signing constitute only the first steps toward building peace in He added that massive and complex economic and political problems still must be resolved in Vietnam and he acknowledged that the conflicts in Laos and Cambodia have not been According to the the key to lasting peace involves the will of the Vietnamese parties and restraint on the part of Hanois principal allies and He indicated that the Soviet Union and Chinas participation in an international conference later this month to underwrite a Vietnam settlement constitutes a significant first step to help make it and to promote the transition to lasting The secretarys statement to the committee was basically a restatement of the broad terms of the peace settlement and its supporting He said the fourparty joint military com consisting of the United South North Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government PRG of the Viet has begun to function and is now sending personnel to various checkpoints in South Rogers noted a twopart military commission composed only of the Saigon and Viet Cong representatives will not go into operation until after the withdrawal of American But he said the two South Vietnamese parties are beginning preliminary Rogers said that the situation is so complex no one should have expected total and immediate the international commission constitutes an important assurance that violations that occur do through tolerance become larger Rogers statements on Laos and Cambodia dealt primarily with the same points covered in previous statements by presidential advisor Henry Kissinger and President The sec retary said it is the firm expectation of the United States that a ceasefire will go into effect in Laos within a short period of he until a ceasefire is reached for our part will continue to give support to the Royal Lao government in response to its The United States will continue economic and military assistance to Roger but the level will continue at what he called its current modest House Ready To Pass Tighter Lobby Newsman Shield AP Bills protecting reporters confidential sources and regulating lobbyist activities were expected to win final House passage Approval of the two both backed by Speaker Price Daniel would send them on to to the Senate for further The House worked from to with breaks for lunch and to finish debate on the two After a 10141 test vote to defeat a crippling amendment the House went on to give the so called newsmens shiled bill preliminary ap Wednesday The lobby registration and reporting bill ad vanced Wednesday with Daniel casting a crucial tying vote that killed an amendment described as a gigantic Dave DWichita a former newsman and the son of the late James sponsored the newsmens shield which he said would help preserve the flow of needed information from confidential This is not a bill for the press or the reporters so much as it is a bill for the the publics rights to he Allreds bill would prohibit grand juries and other investigative bodies from forcing newsmen to reveal confidential sources and information obtained in NJC Teachers Wont Comment About Tenure ByROBMECKEL Sun Staff Writer Several Navarro Junior College instructors Wednesday made the ironic decision not to voice their opinions about a proposed academic freedom and responsibility bill designed to prevent arbitrary firing of in Ben president of testified against the bill Tuesday before the House Education He ap peared in behalf of the Texas Public Junior Colleges Jones said the sponsored by Joe D is under attack by the younger dont see how they can move up until the older professors have He charged that the bill provides for tenure which has kept some professors in teaching institutions although they should be Several NJC instructors who were asked here Wednesday whether or not they agree that younger professors are opposed to tenure said they are not in a position at this time to make public comments on the One instructor who did com was Marvin who teaches business courses at He said he agrees with Jones comment that tenure has kept a lot of professors at in stitutions although they should not have been kept Ray said he is opposed to a GOP Rallies To President On Viet Issue On The Rise Swelled by inch of rain in Corsicana Post Oak Creek in Community Park began to rise around the pillars of the 13th Street Sun Staff Photo by Larry Warrington Morning Snow Squelches Hopes for Early Spring By JIM BUSH Golden Circle Reporter n i JOI1GS By ROB MECKEL Sun Staff Writer Ben president Navarro Junior today said he is not against tenure for professors although he does oppose the proposed academic work to make it a much better years ago Association of University Hopes for an early spring were squelched Wednesday as winter statewide system of He winds blew icy torrents of rain said that under the broad across the Golden and guidelines the Coordinating snow and sleet added an ex Board has set each school can establish its own tenure policy so long as it conforms to the broad Ray said the value of tenure is the protections it offers against arbitrary firing of an instructor in cases where he is doing his job in a responsible It protects you from getting fired because someone outside the academic community or some other faculty member might have some kind of personal difference with And as long as youre doing your it keeps you secure in knowing you dont have to worry about your you dont have to go out and play politics to keep somebody else You can be Ray said he thinks the NJC tenure policy as written does provide these necessary protections to Richard a former drama instructor at Navarro Junior College who is now teaching English at Western Texas Junior College at commented Wednesday that tenure is not as important now as it was before the passing of new Supreme Court rulings which protect instructors from unfair firing I believe any time our rights aie we do have legal recourse through the courts he Lancaster that he was fortunate to have had tenure about four or five years ago before the court rulings when a number of instructors at NJC were Another former NJC in Bob who is now employed with the Corsicana State said he thinks Jones is the best authority on junior college education in the Busby said Jones views are very sound and hes in a better position to see the overall picture of the junior college system in the State of He said he would certainly agree with what Jones Its been my experience in 12 years being an instructor under he is the most knowledgeable man in the State and I would certainly go along with any recommendation he would make in regard to any facet of junior college clamation point to the return of winter this Kerens led in rainfall with followed by Trinidad with and Corsicana with Barry reported snow falling and a rainfall of an amount also recorded in HI NOt UDpOSe under attack by the younger professors at He said it is of younger professors at larger institutions who question He We are happy with what we If I were against we freedom and responsibility bill would not have had tenure out being considered by the State Jones pointing out that there are presently about 20 Blooming Richland followed with inch of and snow was also falling Ennis and Rice each recorded inch of Neither snow or sleet was falling there at mid Wortham reported inch of which changed to sleet this Hubbard reported 1 inch of rain and a temperature of Dawson received inch of and Fairfield recorded with a temperature of Hubbard reported freezing drizzle this but no rainfall amount was In other snow and freezing drizzle caused special had tenure since Ive been not have a tenure Jones pointing out that the Our tenure proposal was institution has had a tenure drawn up by our people and were policy in written form since happy with the college Were not against the tenure president only against the bill as it is Navarro Junior College has junior colleges in Texas that do warnings to be issued to motorists from the Panhandle southward into West Central and far West according to the Associated As much as two inches of with more fell in the currently Jones I which a person with tenure may vicinity of testified that the bill as written is be dismissed are for professional not a good bill it needs some moral gross neglect of professional Jones said the only reasons for Moisture spread over 200 miles of countryside behind a cold front which swept southward to the He said the bill is basically or in instances Upper Texas Coast before dawn a brushedup statement adopted where the enrollment of the inand 1S expected to envelop the by the American stitution NJC has reported enrollment drops during at least the past two Jones commented that the Only 972 students enrolled p people who were introducing the for the spring semester this year bill said this is not a tenure bill as compared with a year MCAllen remainder to the state in chilled air by Temperatures in the state ranged from 15 degrees at Dallas to 66 at because it contains a due process ago and in the fall of He that it About 60 per cent of the in a tenure bill and that professors at NJC are under the word professional status tenure at this Jones was used instead of the word Rain and snow are expected to end by except in South west where forecasts promised showers Weather with oc casional rain clearing and partly cloudy Friday cold today through high today near low tonight lower Winds 1525 miles an hour and decreasing Possibility of rain 60 per cent High yesterday low this morning inches of rain recorded in the last 24 Light snow falling at HE SAID HIS TESTIMONY as representative for the Texas Public Junior Colleges Association placed him in a position of sounding like he is against tenure and he can un derstand why the article an Associated Press wire story on his testimony would make allusions this He said the TPJCA is simply trying to come up with a bill that everybody could live He said some of the changes necessary to make it a better bill would be in the dates of notification of He said the bill calls for a sliding scale of dates set up in a manner which would be difficult to ad NJC just has a straight date schedule that allows the professors to know when they are up for re He said he also objects to provisions in the bill which would require that professors dismissed for reasons other than moral turpitude be paid up to a years He said they would be paid even if they were dismissed for incompetence and neglect of professional and smaller colleges cannot afford to pay these Jones said in his legislative testimony that tenure is under attack by the younger dont see how they can move up until the older professors have He said that he is not of the opinion that tenure is Government For Hiding Evidence LOS ANGELES AP The government in the Pen tagon Papers trial has been punished for withholding evidence from Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony and Ellsberg has one less charge of espionage to defend In a sanction against the District Court Judge Matt Byrne told the prosecutor Wednesday he would be forbidden from introducing evidence to show that Ellsberg harmed the United States by copying one of the 20 volumes of Pentago Papers in evidence at the The volume excluded by the judges ruling is the only item mentioned in one of the espionage counts of the 15 count indictment against Ellsberg and The one count that was in names only The judge said he is penalizing the government for with holding studies in which its own analysts concluded that some volumes of the papers could have been released to the public with no harm to national and are charged with conspiracy and theft in the leak of the top secret Pentagon history of the Vietnam war to news media in The de fendants admit they released the documents but con tended the papers were valuable to the American public and their release caused no harm to the On this Russos chief Leonard has begun giving jurors a history lesson from the Pentagon Papers while crossexamining Paul At the end of Wednesdays Weinglass won from Gorman the admission that the first two volume of the covering policy in Vietnam from 1940 to 1954 could have been released in 1969 without injury to national Ellsberg and Russo are charged with copying the papers in It was the first time that a key government has conceded any volumes could be released without The possible harm question is a major point in proving espionage WASHINGTON AP 8 taking their lead from President some of his Republican allies have launched an attack on longtime congressional and press critics of his Vietnam In recent Barry and John issued lengthy one recall ing war foes attacks on Nix ons policies and the other list ing various unsuccessful moves to force an end to the In Robert who recently stepped down as Republican national has proposed con gressional investigation of the origins of the with empha sis on events that occurred un der the late Democratic Presi dent John Nixon himself was asked at his news conference last Thurs day if he had anything in mind to help heal national wounds over the specifically in re lation to possible amnesty for draft He said we do want wounds healed but attacked the idea of saying the most vigorous criticism shall we the least pleasure out of the peace agreement comes from those who were the most outspoken advocates of peace at any and told newsmen it gags some of you to write the peace with hon or phrase he uses to describe the chairman of the Sen ate Republican Policy Com placed a statement in Wednesdays Congressional Record entitled Misguided Ef forts to End the War in Viet It included six pages of antiwar amendments and reso lutions introduced over the past three There were many mistakes in handling the Vietnam said the Texas I shall always regret the per sistent misguided efforts by certain members of Congress to restrict the authority of the commanderinchief while our men were still fighting over Tower declared that con gressional interference culmi nated in McGoverns cam paign proposal in 1972 to with draw unilaterally without mak ing arrangements to get our prisoners back and our missing accounted for and said each of these cutandrun plans ten ded to give the enemy encour agement to hold to refuse serious Had some members of Con gress not given Hanoi so much encouragement to abstain from serious he a just settlement in all proba bility could have come But House Wins Round On Budget WASHINGTON AP Amid congressional cries of whip bulletbiting and bel lyaching over the battle of the President Nixon has lost an opening indications are that he may eventually veto to After rejecting Republican ideas for the House voted Wednesday to re quire Nixon to restart the Ru ral Environmental Assistance Program REAP he ordered halted last REAP helps farmers save their With 199 Democrats and 52 Republicans in favor of making REAP mandatory with million through June Nixon was beaten 251 to Twenty Democrats voted against the if it had been a ballot to override a Nixon would have won by 11 A two thirds majority is needed to Many believe another presidential veto is assured if it passes the A day Goldwater placed in the Record a com pilation of antiNixon state ments by colum nists and antiwar senators that he said he had mailed to persons at his own I did this because from the experience I had in 1964 I want ed to be able to show the public just what a man is subjected to by elements of the press and media that do not happen to agree with his the 1964 GOP presidential nominee He listed excerpts from edito columns and com mentaries in The New York Washington Washington Post and Louis on NBC and and in Newsweek and plus statements by eight senators and two House mem all including 1972 presidential nominee George McGovern and Ed ward A similar listing was placed in the Record by Robert a freshman GOP con gressman from Dole said in urging creation of a joint congressional com mittee on the wars origins that it should look into events since 1945 with special emphasis on the slow buildup of ad visers and the assassinationof former South Vietnamese Pres ident Ngo Dinh Both events occurred while John Kennedy was Missing Persons Found in Richland allpoints bulletin was cancelled this morning for a 14yearold girl and the minister of the Richland Baptist Church after they ap peared at the ministers house this morning after being missing for nearly 18 according to the Sheriffs Pam Knight and Robert Earl both of Richland were reported missing Wednesday night when Miss Knight did not return to home from the Sheriff Jerry Shelton Miss Knights of said her granddaughter and Schults left the church about Wednesday Shelton Schults said his car ran off the road while he was driving Miss Knight home and they spent the night in the Chief Deputy Harold Pitts An intensive search of the Richland area was conducted Wednesday night when Schults failed to report for work at the Chatanooga Glass at 11 Trinity Election Set for March 13 ARLINGTON AP Directors of the Trinity River Authority today scheduled a million bond election for March 13 for residents of the 17 county area in the River The bonds if will finance the local cost of the billion Trinity Project to canalize the river from Fort Worth to the Gulf and make other im provements for flood water recreation and Elections will be held simultaneously in all counties in the Authoritys CORSICANA WEEKLY LIGHT Collin Texas 75110 Phone Area Code President Publisher ALVIN HOLLEY General ManagerAdvertising Director SAM PENDERGRAST Editor LELANDCOOK Circulation Manager ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASE WIRES Subscription Rates per year or S3 lor six months Second Class Postage Paid at 75110 Notice to the Public Any erroneous reflection upon the standing or reputation ol any lm m corporation which may appear in the columns ol this paper will be gladly corrected upon the notice ol same being given to the editor personally at the Odlce ol laily Sun   

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