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   Morgantown Dominion-Post (Newspaper) - January 19, 1969, Morgantown, West Virginia                                Recreation Facilities Bominion Bosit VOL. 4, NO. 14 THE WEATHER: Cloudy, cooler today. High near 40, Colder on Monday. MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA. JANUARY PAGES IN 8 SECTIONS PRICE 20 CENTS WHERE DOES THE U.S. GO FROM HERE? 'Can We Keep Up With Our Young EDITOR'S NOTE: As the United States prepares for a dramatic transfer of power, a formidable' array of challenges awaits the new president. How critical are these problems? The questions were put to six distinguished Americans. Their reports begin today and will continue for the next three Wednesdays in the Dominion-News and Morgantown Post and on the following two Sundays. By EDWARD M. KENNEDY U.S. Senator, Massachusetts On a mild spring evening in Indianapolis, during the primary election campaign of 1963, 20 young Americans sat down to talk. After riding many hours in busses and sleeping on benches in campaign headquarters, they had spent a grueling Saturday on the sidewalks, of the city taking the issues to the people. Now it was time to take stock. They talked of Republicans who refused to hear them out, of Democrats who would not budge on Vietnam, of black children flocking to pass out campaign buttons, of whites in streets as grubby as any Negro ghetto showing quiet pleasure that an educated visitor wanted to hear what they thought. 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 novices. The next morning they would return to the sidewalks, older by more than a day. At about the same time last spring, another group of young people was pursuing a different course at Columbia University. The issues they held up to the of a college gymnasium in a Negro neighborhood, 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 school. The Columbia protest added up to the occupation of five campus buildings, the ransacking of administrative offices, and a bloody confrontation with police with more than 100 seriously injured and nearly 700 arrests. 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 effective; the other had concluded that they wouldn't. The distance between confidence and futility is growing small with American youth today. Some believe our society will always work, and some believe it will never work again. Most. I suspect. are in the middle. Today's young people don't share the historic guideposts of their elders. They did not know the mobilization of resource and patriotism brought on by the two world wars. They did not feel the comradeship of disaster created by the Great Depression. The were too young to grasp the national fear of global communism in the early 1950's. They are spared the emotions of the past. They come to us with fresh vision. And with all the right questions. They want to know why the war to (continued on page 2-A) Red Missile Hike Concerns Clark Clifford By WILLIAM BEECHER (C) 1969 New York Times News Service Secretary Clark M. Clifford has expressed "increasing concern" 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 next. But Clifford, in what amounted to a valedictory statement on the eve of leaving office, insisted that the U.S. remains stronger than any potential adversary. 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 table. 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 force, to one stressing de-escalation and negotiation, Clifford said, "I think that we have now set a true course toward peace in Vietnam." The secretary's views are contained in a detailed analysis to Congress of the outgoing administration's final defense budget. The analysis, which explores the rationale behind the country's national security policy and its weapons decisions, covers 165 pages in the unclassified version and more than 300 pages in the secret version. The latter was sent to the Armed Services and Military appropriations Committees of the House and Senate Saturday. Clifford said the Soviet Union had surpassed American intelligence estimates by moving from 250 ICBM's in mid-1966 to 900 by last September. Other sources say the Soviets now possess more than such missiles, having drawn roughly even with America's land-based force of missiles. While the defense secretary said he expects the Russians to continue to install even more ICBM's, he predicted "the rate of increase will be considerably smaller over the next two or three years." U.S. Troop Withdrawal Is Urged (C) 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 most. The United States command here is strongly opposed to the withdrawal of too many troops, too soon, if it would lead to a "degradation" of total allied military capability, the sources said. President Thieu expressed agreement with this conservative, cautious viewpoint at a meeting in the presidential palace Friday with the American Commander, Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, and Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, it was learned. Thieu, however, was anxious to make some statement signalling the intention to request a limited American withdrawal as a sort of farewell gesture to President Johnson, who leaves office Monday. Therefore his press secretary, Lt. Col. Tran Van Lam. issued a in advance by American that Thieu has ordered Gen. Cao Van Vien, chief of the Joint General Staff, to confer with Abrams "to draft a program" 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 year, but well-placed sources cast doubt on the possibility that the withdrawals would be large. "It probably won't be more than men and maybe only the equivalent of one or two divisions." said one source, "because it is extremely difficult to see how the Vietnamese army can be truly ready to take up more slack than that." An American division comprises a little more than men. 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 grounds. The group plans to protest the war by staging a counter-inaugural parade. Capital Is Readied For Nixon Inaugural By LOUIS CASSELS (Continued on Page 5-A) WASHINGTON of all sorts and of every aspect swarmed into their nation's capital Saturday to take part in a three-day, million round of inaugural activities that will be climaxed Monday by the swearing-in of Richard M. Nixon as 37th President of the United States. On hand for the third Republican inaugural in 40 years were famous governors and notorious pickpockets, bearded anti-war protestors and congressional medal of honor winners, cowboy actors and Indian princesses, astronauts just back from the moon and high school band musicians on their first I Good Morning! ONCE upon a time, children went off to college to learn to run the colleges. U.S., Viet Troops Nearing Stronghold By BERT W. OK.ULEY 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 troops. 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 years. UPI correspondent. Kate Webb said the two Batangan peninsula hills, known as Hill 37 and Nlui Lon, were laced with elaborate bunkers built by the Japanese during World War II. Miss Webb said the Marines were drawing rocket, grenade and 50 caliber machine gun fire from areas behind the Allied cordon. She said the Communists had planted "peanut butter" mines-small C-ratio cans of explosives designed {o blow the feet off. Marine officers said the Communists seemed to be lying low in some tunnel complexes, then hopping out and firing on the Leathernecks when the cordon line passed their positions. Several dozen Commu- nists were known killed in the slowly moving Allied advance. U.S. and South Vietnamese losses were officially described as light. Meanwhile, 11 Americans were believed killed in the crash ot an Air America C47- Peace Talks Go Smoothly On First Day By PAUL HOFMANN (C) 1969 New-York Times News Service trip away from diverse a cross- section of humanity as ever assembled for a single event. Their motives for being here were as various as their backgrounds. Some came to celebrate a political victory, to honor a new president and vice president, to witness a solemn and peaceful transiton of power. Others came to see and be seen, to spend small fortunes on gowns, hairdos, hotel rooms and tickets for events at which they might get a fleeting glimpse of "Dick and Pat" to talk about back home. Some came to exploit the ample- opportunities for chicanery which are present at every inaugural. And some came to dissent. For the first time in the nation's history, a presidential inaugural was confronted by a large-scale protest demonstration. The National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, which organized the Democratic convention demonstrations in Chicago last summer, obtained permits for a "counter-inaugural parade" Sunday afternoon, to be followed Sunday night by a "counterinaugural ball" in a big circus tent erected on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Mobilization leaders predicted that up to war protestors would take part. They said they hoped to avoid physical clashes with police, and were interested only in "demonstrating that America is still deeply divided about Vietnam." 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 role- of wife of the vice president. This time she was the star attraction for the 11.000 Republican women who rated or wangled invitations. The first-lady-to-be, wearing a princess dress of sky blue silk and worsted, stood in the receiving line with her two daughters, Tricia and newly-married Julie Nixon Eisenhower, former first lady Mamie Eisenhower. Mrs. Spiro T. Agr-ew. broadened Vietnam talks opened Saturday, and, in five hours and 10 minutes, reached full agreement on procedures for further negotiations to end the war. Representatives of the United States, and Saigon government, North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, or Viet Cong, agreed also to hold a meeting early this week. No date was set for the beginning of substantive negotiations. The Front. followed by North Vietnam, suggested Tuesday, 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 possible. "I am happy that we are getting down to the serious business of making peace in said Cyrus R. Vance, the ranking U. S. negotiator at the meeting, smiling widely as he stepped out of the conference building, the former Majestic Hotel near the Arc De Triumphe. Hanoi's chief delegate at the session. Col. Ha Van Lau, also smiled and said: "The four-party. Paris conference is in agreement on the procedure to open the plenary meeting." 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. Delegation. Only Friday night. Vance, the deputy head of the delegation, had told newsmen at an American Embassy recepion that it was highly unlikely that the complicated procedural phase of the enlarged peace talks could be completed in one session. "It was a very good day." said William J. Jorden. the chief spokesman of the U. S. delegation, at a news conference in the American embassy auditorium later. He said he was speaking on behalf of all members of the U. S. team that had participated in the session. Jorden. who flanked Vance at the large round conference table in the meeting. declared that "there was a great deal of give and take." and that both sides had made concessions and shown "under- standing." At a news conference in the French Post and Telegraph Ministry on the Left Bank near the Eiffel Tower, the Front's spokesman, Tran Hoai Nam, said, "The session taok place in a normal atmosphere: our delegation wants an early plenary meeting." Hanoi's spokesman. Nguyen Thanh Le, who addressed newsmen at a separate conference, remarked: "Unanimity prevailed on all questions of procedure. This is a good result." Kennedy's Life Is Threatened WASHINGTON Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., ignored a telephoned death threat Saturday to attend a Justice Department ceremony in honor of his assassinated brother, the late Robert F. Kennedy. 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 general. A spokesman for Kennedy said the police action was "precaution" taken in any incidents of the kind. However, police sources said the FBI viewed the threat as "serious" and an FBI request. Fairfax County police directed a patrol car to remain in the "immediate area" of the senator's home until further notice. GOOD READING INSIDE Montani Hootnani Panorama, Page 3 SECTION A of Events SECTION C Calendar of Events .........6-A Deaths 2-A Hospital Notes................. 2-A Just Between Us. Ida Beverage.. 7-A Pennsylvania News ..............5 -A U. S. News ..................3-A World News ............4-A SECTION B Baker Column 4 -B Business and Labor News ........7-B Editorial Page ...............'.4-B Fayette-Greene News ..........8-B It May Interest You. Hart.........5 -B Knowledge For Decision .........5-B Mountain State Column. Crago....7-B Preston County News ............3 -B Reston Column .................4 -B Stocks for the Week...........6-B Sultzburger Column ............4-B SECTION C Adaline Moore Letter ............2-C Ask Jean Adams .................7-C Before You Buy 3-C Consumers' Question Box ........5-C Features: Art Teacher ...............4-C Delinquency ............7-C Legal Aid Society, part 3.......2-C Feminine Focus, Soc. i-C through 6-C High School World .......7-C and 8-C Needle's Eye ....................4-C Spring and Resort Fashions ......1 -C Youth Beat ...................8-C SECTION D Arthur Daley's Sport Column ....3-C Bowling .........................8-C Classified Ads .....5-D through 8-D Constantine's Post Scripts.........2-D Dear Abby ......................5-D Farm Page ......................4-D Furfari's Fan -Fare ..............1 -D Sports ..............1.2.3-D and 8-D To Your Good Health...........5-D Who Does It? .................'....5-D OTHER FEATURES Panorama, 16 pages Center TV Pullout. 4 pages Family Weekly, 20 pages America's Best Comics, 8 pages   

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