1969-10-01; Central Michigan Life
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j. . . J. -■ LONG B1NH, Vietnam ,(AP) - The six Green Beret officers freed of murder charges celebrated Tuesday with a beer bust and prepared to fly home, while' the widow of their alleged victim sobbed: ""The' soul of my husband wlU foUow those who ^foiledhim^.-^ ^ ^.- ^™~ ,fThe outcome we never doubted at any time," said Col. Robert Rheault, 43, of Vineyard ' Haven, Mass., after Army Secretary Stanley R. Sesor announced In Washington Monday he and five feUow .officers would not be court-martialed in the 4 slaying of an .aUeged Vietnamese double, agent because .the UJS. . Central Intelligence Agency would, not furnish witnesses.' "The only question was how long and how difficult it would be to prove .the point," Rheault added as his comrades skylark^ ^-for ^ loudly played the "BaUad of the Green Berets" on a portable phonograph and got ready to fly home. A few miles from this military ; post, Mrs'. Pham Kim Lien, widow of the slairv Vietnamese, screamed: "The Americans are worse than the Viet Cong! I'm going to join the Viet Cong! I'm going to blow up the Americans:. They are more cruel and savage than' the Communists:" She cdllapsed in sobs, saying: "They eUminated my husband .*0_Lnow they .arefree.. Itjis not fair. ' The soul of my husband wiU follow those who killed them." Rheault, the sUm, blond, crew- cut West Pointer who commanded the 3,000 Special Forces in Vietnam before he was charged in the case, made his first public state- jment about the case in a brief .Vol. 50 No. 9 Mt. Pleasant celebrating news conference. He said it involved a **pene- tration agent ... an agent.who has penetrated one of your own operations, who has come under the guise of a friendly individual." : _ Asked whether Thai KhacChu- yen, the Vietnamese who the Army said was slain by the Green Berets last June 20, was such an agent, Rheault said:. "I believe so." ■ He also was asked whether he could think of any circumstances "under which homicide might be justifiable in espionage work." Replied Rheault, "I don't think you can. make the terminology homicide. War is a difficult and dangerous business. People get killed in war. This is not to be considered homicide." Besides Rheault, the officers facing-courtrmartial-in the, ease ■- were Maj. Thomas C. Middleton Jr., 29, of Jefferson, S.C.J Maj. David E. Crew, 33, of CEDAR Rapids, Iowa; capt. Leland J. Brumley, 27, of Duncan, Okla.; Capt. Budge E. Williams, 27, of. Athens, Ga., and Capt. Robert F. Marasco, 27, of Bloomfield, NJ. IGAN LIFE Michigan Wednesday, October 1, 1969 .' . ' F . u \ Democrats ally to student cause against Vietnam WASHINGTON (AP) -Two dozen Democrats in Congress are preparing to ally themselves with students in escalating the kind of Vietnam policy dissent which has drawn President Nixon's rebuke. .Twelve .aec_a__or£-a!__lJL2H<_u__^- LOOK FAMILIAR? . It's none other than good olo Mission Street heading north. On the left side of the photo, which was taken in the early 1900s. is none other than a good ole cornfield* which later became part of Central Michigan University today. Want to go to the moon ? CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) - . Planning a trip to the moon? If Dr. Kraft A. Ehricke is right, it's going to involve six s^ti&hips arid 1 something ii? ke seven days of your time. And dont forget to keep and eye on your baggage during those ' transfers. Dr. Ehricke, chief scientific a iser for advanced programs at North American RockweU, outfitted his moort travel plan Monday to the International Academy of Astronautics, which is holding an International orbiting laboratory and space conference. ~ • A typical flight to the moon as Ehrlck envisions it would begin at an earth spaceport such as Cape Kennedy. There, a craft : would rocket travelers to a rendezvous with an orbiting space station. ' The travelers, and hopefully ■- their luggage, would take a short ride by space taxi to the station. '** _/■■ " . ;: . The station . would be '& giant * craft boosted into space by-a nu- . clear rocket engine and going). : endlessly on>a 13jday^eggshaped orbit, passing behind; the 5T?oon '. and then;returj___ngtosweep,#ound .. the earth and back, to tiwrmoon /again;/ * -;.... /. ."* 4^ ■' ' .^ The lunar.travelers would re-;,'-. lak in large, comfortable quarr \ ters aboard, the station for the „ flight to the vicinity of the. moon; There, another tiny taxi . would leave a spacecraft orbiting the ^'-moon and rendezvous with the » main station. ■'.., , . Passengers would transfer to the taxi for a short trip to the moon orbiting craft. From there they would catch a flight on a lunar lander. - . ; The entire trip would take at least a week. Ehriche said his plan would reduce the cost of space travel,- because the vehicles could be used again and again. The space shuttle station would be more than a luxury finer. It would include laboratories and be used to ferry suppUes to other shuttles and moon stations. Most of its occupants probably would be scientists. ^ The shuttle would look like a pencil with an oversized eraser and would contain living quarters, laboratories and control rooms. members have'agreed in general terms to support the plans of students for an Oct. 15 boycott of classes to protest the war. The congressional dissenters agree Friday that on Oct. 8, one week before the student protest they wiU propose a resolution seeking U. S. withdrawal from Vietnam. One.participant said the resolution would not set a flat dead line. K,-* nuuiu umvuCow; — a ojro— tematic puUout. Sens. Frank Church of Idaho and George S. McGovern of SJ). Faculty in favor of Moratorium University Senate approved by a narrow margin Monday a policy of "open-ended" action by faculty members -and students' during the Vietnam Moratorium scheduled for .Oct. 15. Faculty members voted totake whatever action they feU is appropriate. After consulting students in their classes, teachers may cancel classes, bold discussions, or hold regular class. sessions. - . In addressing the senate, President William B. Boyd said the Moratorium is of vital concern ''to both the student body and faculty. A major question during discussion of the Moratorium was whether CMUstudents are willing to set up a meaningful program Oct. 15 and also if the majority of students 'want an official- University stand on the' Spread the word... Vietnam Moratorium October 15 Fm&^i0er$ity to bm ...."-' <£< Registration for Free Unfe'.- vetirsity begins, tomorrow from 12:30-4:30, across front-the temporary grill in the; University; Center^v--Fifteen; ;:ifegursesvare being, offered, this _^ear.;. -.... Purpose of the,lj>ee~Uni.ref_» / sity is to give students a chance to get together and discuss ideas } in an informal atmosphere. The classes are open to all students and there wiU be no tuition charge or gratdes given. Cpupses begin Oct* 6 and will run eight weeks. Course titles availabe are Where Have ,AU the IhKUafis Gone?, Ajfro-Ameri- can History, Sensitivity Training, .Michigan Archeological Field ^TeHi^niques, Student Revolutions, tLoVe,! How Children Learn- and . j^remaritai.' . •..■" -" Others oftediare;;< Tinkering and Tuning—Auto Care, Against Racism, Reading and Understanding, Contemporary Poetry, Conservation, Human Relations in Contemporary Films and Repairing String Instruments. . •' Issue. Lou Oates, student body president and Paul Jagenow, student body vice-president, agreed that a certain segment of the student body is interested in an official statement from the administration . How yee c« ewe yoer college MACKINAC ISLAND . (AP) - Mackinac CoUege is up for sale. The going price is $7.5 million. The college, founded in 1966 "to prepare individuals to face the world," has been in .financial difficulties for "-several years; Rumors., of its closing . were confirmed Monday by the manager of the college's business office'. C.W. Hodges said classes . would continue until June 1970, .to allow the charter class, now seniors, to graduate. Hodges said the campus with its 20 heV/ly. constructed build- ingsr one; for every two .students is worth considerably more than the asking price. The 37 students this year are cooking their own meals, and serving themselves, **The staff is down to bed rock," said Hodges. Tuition, room and board _ stiii amounts to $2,750. and Reps. John Brademas of Indiana and Mortis K. UdaU of Arizona are to draft the proposals. . An effort also is planned to get as many senators as possible onto speaking platforms Oct. 15. designed to cut attendance to the point where the Senate couldn't do business that day. Sen. Fred R. Harris of Okla- . noma, the Democratic national . chairman, arranged the Friday conference where the plans were drawn. Meanwhile, Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, R-Ore., was said to be conferring with colleagues. on the possibility of a withdrawal resolution, timed to coincide with the Oct. 15 observance. Hatfield and Harris both were reported seeking bipartisan participation- Sen. Charles GoodeU, R-N.Y., already has proposed legislation . to put a Doc. 1,1970, deadline on UJS. withdrawal from Vietnam, President Nixon told a news conference Friday that such cutoff proposals .undercut and destroy the U. S. negotiating position. With backing for his policy at home, Nixon said, "the enemy wiU have some Incentive tone-., gotiate, recognizing that ... it is not going to win its objective by waiting us out..." » Nixon said by foUowing this course, "we will end this war before the end of 1970," .Harris called, that statement " the same old tiling we've heard before/* Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, New RepubUcan leader, praised the Nixon statement— , even though the rebuke Seemed" aimed at least partly in his di-, reetion. Scott, has suggested half the U.S. forces be withdrawn by the end of.1970. . But the GOP leader issued a statement saying "J have not engaged in any , precise demands ... "I am solidly behind the President's policy of realism- in the search for a just and lasting peace," ■-«.
|Title||1969-10-01; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, October 1, 1969 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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