European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 25 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 25, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseE Gaulle to quit unless backed my nation will decide in june referendum from a and up dispatches Paris president Charles de Gaulle said Friday night he would resign unless the country approves a referendum on his policies next month. De Gaulle said he would take Steps to assure that the nation did not Roll toward civil the general spoke As the nation was undergoing a almost total labor stoppage. De Gaulle admitted France is _ on the Edge of paralysis Ift j i Abms and the nation is Ripe for if of in nov transformation of its so Mia 1 w i Oft la Lar. He announced that he will Askin the referendum for full pow ers to allow him to carry out needed social reforms. Frenchmen frenchwoman de Gaulle said in the month of june you will deliver you verdict by a vote. In Case your reply is no it follows that would no longer assume my the nationwide television speech he appealed for help i reestablishing order. Students and police turned Paris latin Quarter into a re at my smashing a riot a policeman clubs fallen Ritter in Paris demonstrations. One of the photos on Page 3 shows How quickly first Aid men came to help the victim a photo Forbach France a Daniel Cohn Bendit student Leader known to his followers As Danny the red defiantly re entered France wag promptly arrested and led Back into Germany. Fellow students protesting aban on his return to France from speaking engagements in West Germany and the Netherlands see Story on Page 4 turned Paris latin Quarter into Battlefield thursday night and Early Friday Cohn Bendit left Frankfurt ear Lier for an unannounced Destina Tion but both French and Ger cont. On Page 24, col. 2 bloody Battlefield thursday night and Early Friday hurling Brick bats Molotov cocktails and tear Gas grenades in a five hour conflict that sent 110 people tothe Hospital. Shortly after the general spoke leading elements of a Parade of 20,000 University students clashed with police at the place de la Don t give a Damn for the general they chanted As the marched again in protest Over the exile of their idol and Leader cont. On Page 3$, col. 3 no censorship Pentagon says House group will probe automation proposal by John Krueger staff write Frankfurt is the House Freedom of information subcommittee is launching an investigation of a Pentagon proposal to automate the american forces network Europe it was disclosed Here Friday in a letter prom the subcommittee received1 at an Headquarters. Under the worldwide armed forces radio service Automa Tion plan to be tested in Ger Many in september. An s . And International news would beefed from commercial network newscasters via the armed forces news Bureau in Arlington same House subcommittee headed by rep. John e. Mossjr., d-oalif., conducted a probe of a Pentagon proposal last Yea to centralize the . Operations of the stars and stripes Ina feb. The plan was dropped. In Washington a subcommittee source said it was the group s initial understanding that no threat of news management or censorship exists. He emphasized however that the inquiry has hot begun and his appraisal was based on preliminary conversations. He said he expects to have More information next week after staff members have discussed the proposal at the Pentagon disclosure of the subcommittee correspondence came As army col. Robert Cranston who Heads the defense department group investigating the feasibility of an automation was re assuring the Frankfurt pres club that there would not be the slightest censorship in Annb distribution of the news. In reply to a question Cran Ston commented that if Moss were interested in the Automa Tion study he was sure the californian would let it be known. At the same meeting of Ameri can and German newsmen it was officially confirmed that Gen. James h. Polk Usa eur and seventh army commander in chief is opposed to the Auto mation if it would tend to weaken the command information pro Gram and take away from local commanders the free use of an for local purposes if it makes the network Les useful to local commanders we will oppose it stated col. L. A font. On Page #4, col. D unofficial new Pap a of . Fore in Europe North Africa and the Middle to vol. 27, no. 38 if 21855 a saturday May 25, 1968 5 daily 10 sunday d Mutual cuts urged by huh new York a vice presi Dent Hubert h. Humphrey urged thursday night a Mutual slash of the East West forces facing each other in a speech to steel Industry representatives Humphrey warned that the defense budget in the next decade for the unite states and other nations will blow your hat vice president Campaign ing in new York in his drive forthe democratic presidential nomination said the time incoming when All nations must take Stock of the new Circum stances and even a nation As wealthy As ours. Must con stantly review its priorities. There Are limits and prudent and Wise people will try to find said that it was not Only possible but an urgent necessity for the United states to do its utmost to communicate to the leaders of the soviet Union that we seek such reduction of forces and armaments As a tangible Means of reduction he said in a speech to the american Iron and steel inst Ute that he did not see this Asan impossibility. The speech was Humphrey first foreign policy address since he declared himself a presiden Ial candidate. Humphrey in his , said that America was not turning its Back on has awakened to Asia. America has Awak ened or is Awakening at the same time to latin americ and to Africa. America has Learned painfully that it is a Pacific Power but America is and must remain an Atlantic Power he said. Humphrey described this As time of change in Europe and it can be a period in Europe if we maintain cohesion and Solidarity in the West in which we can break through to peace cont. On Page 3 Al col. F

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