European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 4, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 2 the stars and strip july 4, president sees Westy sworn in Washington a presi Dent Johnson made a Surprise visit to the Pentagon wednesday and watched smilingly As Gen. William c. Westmoreland was sworn in As the army s 25th chief of stepped into the office of Secretary of the army Stanley. Resor just As Westmoreland former . Military command Erin Vietnam was about to take the . President Golly you re always surprising me West Moreland commented As he stepped Forward to shake hand with his co Miander in chief. The ceremony also was at tended by several congressional figures All of the joint chiefs of staff and three other military figures closely associated wit Vietnam retired army Gen. Lawton Collins former Ambas Sador to Vietnam Gen. Maxwell d. Taylor and former army chief of staff Gen. George h. Decker. Wife at Sid Westmoreland took the oath with his wife Katherine at his left Side. He said he accepted the army s top uniformed Job with Pride and tribute to the men who served under him during his 4 of years in Vietnam he said the recognition Given to me this morning is in Large measure a result of their steadfast thanked his predecessor Gen. Harold k. Johnson who retired tuesday and the joint chiefs of staff for their support during the War and concluded to the authorities Over me an to the troops under me i pledge my i am conscious that i a following in a Long line of distinguished soldiers and american who have held this office West Moreland said. I am taking Over from Gen. Johnson an array that will be dedicated to Lawand order and peace with after the oath was administered the party headed by Johnson and Secretary of de sense Clark m. Clifford stepped outside the Pentagon where Westmoreland was accorded full honors including a 19-Gunsalute. The oath was administered barmy adj. Wickham. Gen. Kenneth Resor presented West Moreland with the White yellow fringed chief of staff Flag say ing the four Star general had served in Vietnam with distinction in As difficult an assign ment As an american Mander has com on mandatory arms controls demo leaders oppose lbs Washington up democratic Leader Mike Mansfield joined House demo cratic Leader Carl Albert wednesday in opposition to pres ident Johnson s proposal for mandatory Federal registration of All firearms. The move by Mansfield Only a Day after Albert broke with the White House Over gun control legislation appeared to assure that Congress will not approve the Tough registration licensing controls Mansfield said however that despite heavy mail that he said was overwhelmingly against any new gun control Laws he had decided to Back a Milder registration Bill sponsored sen. Joseph d. To dogs d Orvaa Citco to of tit Taftt 74 it mfwtomi10 74 to Cion m 71 wm0t "