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Facility Votes to Withdraw Academic Credit
Army, Navy Phasing Out Yale ROTC Programs
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (UPI) —The Army and Navy have for-
mally announced that they in-tend to phase out their Reserve
Officer Training Corps (ROTC)programs at Yale University.
The secretary of the univer-sity, Reuben Holden, announced
Sunday that the Army will endits program at the end of the
1970-71 school year and that theNavy plans to graduate its last
midshipman in 1073.The Army plans an intensified
one-year course for students whohave completed summer camp
training. The KOTC programusually takes two years.
The Navy will continue itsprogram, commissioning all stu-
dents now enrolled but acceptingno new recruits.
The formal announcement thatthe two ROTC programs will be
dropped from the curriculumwas preceded by a faculty vote
to withdraw academic credit forthe military training courses.
Yale did not renew contractswith the two branches of the
armed forces.Yale President Kingman
Brewster Jr., said in June he re-gretted that contracts with the
two services had not been re-newed and suggested an alter-
nate form of service might beestablished.
"My own hope is that theservices will before too long find
it possible to expand off-campusprograms . . . which allow a per-
son to receive a commissionupon graduation but to take his
training off-campus, largely dur-ing the summer," Brewster
said.At the commencement for
ROTC officers in May he saidthe graduates probably would be
"applauded or attacked as anendorsement of the national se-
curity policy of the moment.""Precisely because of the
depth of disagreement which di-vides us so sorely I wish to
honor you for undertaking anational service whos« necessity
is not dependent upon the rightsor wrongs of any given policy,"
Brewster said.Army ROTC was established
at Yale in 1916 and the Navy of-ficially created its own program
in 1928.Air Force ROTC was begun at
Yale in 1949 as a division of theArmy program and was phased
out in 1956 with the last classgraduating in 1958.
WANTED IN BOMBING — A nationwidesearch has been launched for these four
young men, who are charged in tlie fatal
bombing of the Army Mathematics Re-search Center at the University of Wis-
consin in Madison. They are Dwight
Armstrong (left), 19, his brother Karie-ton, 22; David Fine, 18, and Leo
Frederick Burt, 22. —AP
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Lover of Guns
LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Ayouth who says he saw Charles
Manson carrying the gun usedto shoot Jay Sebring was judged
competent to testify in the Sha-ron Tale murder trial Friday,
even though he is undergoingpsychiatric tests.
The prosecution calledMichael Hendricks, 18, to testify
that he once saw Manson hol-ding the .22-caliber, long-bar-
reled revolver at the SpahnRanch.
The defense objected toHendricks' being sworn in as a
witness because he is under-going 90-day observation at
jAtascadero State Hospital,where he was sent by the Caii-
I forma Youth Authority.! However, after an hour-long
WASHINGTON (AP) — Re-jcent deaths attributed to para-
thion, a highly dangerous suc-cessor to DDT as a pesticide
used in Southern tobacco fields,have spurred state and federal;
officials to consider tighter re-strictions on its use.
The Agriculture departmentsaid Friday meetings will be
held soon with slate officials toconsider stricter parathion con-
trol. Possible measures to bereviewed include posting of fields
where parathion has been ap-plied and issuance of permits to
users.A spokesman said such re-
strictions would preferably beapplied by tiie states but did not
rule out federal action. The de-partment, he said, has no plans
now for canceling the use ofparathion.
"The department is currentlyinvestigating a number of acci-
dental human poisonings inNorth Carolina and elsewhere
apparently resulting from mis-use of parathion, a nonpersis-
tent but highly toxic insecti-cide" the announcement said.
The Agriculture Departmentearlier this year banned the use
of DDT on tobacco as a condi-tion for farmers receiving gov-
ernment subsidies on the crop.Although more dangerous to
handle, parathion does not per-sist long in the environment, as
in the case of DDT.Four deaths in North Carolina
this summer have been linkedto parathion. So have an unde-
termined number of illnesses,the department said.
"Preliminary findings of U.S.Department of Agriculture in-
vestigators indicate that in mostcases the North Carolina poison-
ings can be attributed to im-proper handling or misuse of
products containing parathion,"the department said Friday.
One case cited by the depart-ment involved the death of 16-
year-old Bonny J. Adams ofSanford, N. C.
"investigators reported that
he had apparently entered a to-' Pink Hill, N. C. | e r a 1 containers of parathionbacco field the day after it had j Officials said tests showed apparently had been broken in
been treated with parathion de- j "significant concentrations" of the car trunk, which was thenspite label warnings that such 1 parathion and another pesticide j washed out with a hose. This oc-
should not be entered until five ! —endosulfan—in the trunk of; curred about five weeks beforedays after treatment," the de-' the Boyette family automobile j the child died, the department
partment said. j and in the lawn area of the j said. "Shortly before his death,"
Another death cited was that; home. 'of 7-year-old Daniel Boyette,
ruled Hendr-icks was capable of testifying.
No Gun ConvictionsUnder questioning by defense
attorney Paul Fitzgerald, Hendr-icks said, "I like suns. I like to
Murder Charge Dropped
Against My Lai Soldier
report said, "the boy had ;A" spokesman said one of sev-1 played barefoot in this lawn \ carry them, make them. _ uke
'area. However, clinical tests '"^-^very time I \e been ar-
have not vet confirmed the spe- re*}** " s been with guns.
" ill **U/H*4#' lev ^mi **• K*ir% rttm ««* Vicific cause of death. hangup
FT. McPHERSON, Ga. (UPI) | anticipated."— The Army dropped! Schiel, 22,
charges of premeditated
der gainst one
soldier in the alleged My Lai
Two other recent deaths in iNorth Carolina also were linked
to parathion.Parathion belongs to a family
of chemicals called organic
guns?" Fitzgerald asked."I'd rather not say," he re-
Hendricks was expected tobe^in. his testimony before the
massacre Friday and an-would face
i wtlh the Silver Star for bravery
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causing serious injury or death."Because of the risks involved
in its handling,"
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arid California Admission Dayon Wednesday. The judge de-
Myyear. h ••norm.
Connor said also that Sgt. j Aid for Wounded StudentsCharles E. Hutto of Tullulah, 1 WASHINGTON (AP)
O. Connor, \ La., would face a general court- ; group of students has announced
nouneed a second
Lt. Gen. Albert _, , „ ,commanding general of the 3rd i martial on charges of assault j a fund-raising goal of $85,000 to
Army, said the charges of j with intent to murder and false : help pay the medical expensesmurder against Cpl. Kenneth swearing. But Connor said of 21 students injured in the
Schiel of Swartz Creek, Mich.,! other charges of murder and shootings lust spring at Kentwere dismissed and "no further j rape against Hutto had been : State and Jackson State univer-
proceedings in this case are! dropped. i sities.
First Lady's Suggestion
White House Flag to Fly Nights, Too
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.
(UPI) — President Nixon Fri-
day ordered that the American
flag be displayed at the White
House at ail times, night andday, except in bad weather.
At the first lady's suggestion,Nixon amended the rules where-
by the flag is flown only fromsunrise to sunset under the uni-
Actually, the flag has been il-luminated from the White House
roof and flown at night sinceAug. 18. The first lady's press
secretary, Connie Stuart, saidthat Mrs. Nixon had noticed that
other monuments in Washingtonthe flag in the evening.
tors to the nation's capital viewthe White House at night.
_ The fla^ is flown at night at
particularly when she has flown only seven other historic monu-- - • - meats — Fort Mcllenry, Balti-
more, Md.; the I wo JimaMemorial, Arlington, Va.; the
in making the gesture, Nixon' east and west fronts of the U.S.
said the "White House is ahouse that belongs to all the
people and as the home of the ; ington, Va., and Mt. Olivet inpresident and his family sym- Frederick, Md., where Francis
Earlier Friday, an 11-year-oldboy testified he found a long-
barreled revolver in his backyard on Sept. 1, 1969, and turned
it over to police.
Laughter Breaks OutIn December, when he read of
the arrests of the "Manson Fa-mily," young Stephen Weiss said
his father telephoned officersand said they believed the gun
they had turned in might be con-nected with the Tate case.
"We were pretty sure it wasthe gun," the father said.
The courtroom erupted inlaughter when the youngster told
how he picked up" the gun ca-refully by the barrel in order to
He also noted that many visi- ' preserve any fingerprints, and
Dy helicopter, and thought itwould be a nice idea for the
Capitol; Flag House in Balti-more; the War Memorial in Lex-
bolizes the love of home and fa-mily that characterizes"
American people. the
Scott Key, composer of "TheStar Spangled Banner," is bu-
the police who picked it up fromhim handled it "with both
hands. All over the gun."Police Sgt. William J. Lee, a
firearms expert, said he hadconcluded positively that a bul-
let that entered the body ofSebring was fired from the re-
volver found by the boy.He said it was impossible to
conclude definitely whether ornot the bullets that wounded
Voityck Frykowski and StephenParent were
same gun. fired from, the