Box 16, Folder 36, Document 10

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WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Lyndon B. Johnson will ask
Congress Wednesday for a
sweeping civil r ights program,
incJuding a gradual, three-stage
end to discrimination in housing.
The President is scheduled to
send t he special message to
Congress, markipg the fourth
time in four years the administration has asked for civil
rights laws.
The new civil rights package,
according to informed sour-ces,
is very similar to the one
passed by the House in modi-
By France
(Copyright 1967 by The New York T im es Co.)
PARIS-A device permitting
the effective dropping of atom
bombs from low altitudes has
been ,periected by France, it
was annow1ced Tuesday. The
device is a parachute that slows
the fall of the bombs from altitudes as low as several hundred
yards, thus preventing them
from rebounding.
The announcement was made
during a conducted tour of
" Base 921," France's underground headquarters for her
strategic air command at Taverny, about 18 miles northwest
of Paris.
According to the announcement, the French A-arm, or
force de f r a p p e, will be
equipped with such bombs as
of this summer.
The new device was seen as
a way to slow the obsolescence
of France 's present " first-generation" means of delivery for
her atomic bombs, a fleet of
Mirage-4 supersonic bombers.
France has 51 such bombers
now, with 11 more scheduled to
be operational by November.
These planes will be phased
out in the years to come, awaiting France's first nuclear submarine around 1970. During the
phasing-out period, land-based
missiles are to bridge the gap.
Pending the phasing out of
these planes, the question had
long been asked how France,
in _case of war, could hope to

ights Bill
gress Today
fied · form and filibustered to
death by the Senate last year .
The controversial " open housing" section has been revamped
to pr ovide for a gradual end to
discrimination in the r ental or
sale of property rather than
the outright ban advocated last
year by the administration.
The sources said the new
housing proposal will be patterned after the equal employment opportunity section of the
1964 Civil Rights Act.
Under this provision, employers with less than 100 employes
were exempt the first year.
This was r educed to 75 the second year; to 50 the third year,
and to a basic 25 after that.
A similar three-stage operation is planned for the housing
proposal. It would be voluntary
the first year ; apply to large
developments and apartments
the se c o nd year, and to all
homes after that.
Opposition to the housing provision k i 11 e d the 1966 civil
rights bill, although it was sharply modified by the House. The
House-passed bill would have
exempted all but an estimated
23 million apartments in larger
buildings and homes in new developments- about 40 per cent
of the nation's total housing.
The chief obstacle to Senate
approval was Republican leader E verett M. Dirksen, who refused to accept any housing
prov ision. Without his aid, efforts to stifle the Senate filibuster failed.
The new civil rights package
also will include several other
provisions which died last year.
These would outlaw discrimination in the selection of federal, state, and local juries and
strengthen federal laws forbid-
By ~ obi
ding violence and terror against
Negroes and civil rights workers.
New provisions in this year's
program would give added powers to the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission a n d
grant another extension to the
Civil Rights Commission.
• The proposed bill would provide "cease and desist" powers
to the commission which now
has to go to court to move
against employers who discriminate.
Role in Colleges
Of CIA Admitted
WASHINGTON Ul')...-The State Department acknowledged
Tuesday the Central Intelligence Agency was a secret financial
backer of the country's largest college student organization-the
National Student Association-for more than 10 years.
The disclosure threatened the
future of the NSA and promised ed the world of American stua new storm in academic circles dent leaders."
and in Congress over the big The 23-year-old Groves spy agency's subrosa opera- whose ·a dmission was later contions.
firmed by the State Department
Capitol Hill sour ces familiar - said the CIA had pumped
with CIA activities said private- " substantial funds" into NSA to
ly however, they knew of the help finance its overseas activiCIA-NSA financial ties and the ties , beginning in the 1950s.
State Department indicated the "The relationship apparently
relationship was approved "at originated because the Central
the high levels of government." Intelligence Agency believed
The president of NSA, W. Eu- that a strong American national
gene Groves, formally revealed union of students acting internathe connection after Ramparts tionally was in the· national inmagazine trumpeted in newspa- terest," Groves said in a stateper ads Tuesday morning that it ment edged with bitterness.
was going to expose " how the Groves said only "some offiCIA has infiltrated and subvert- cers and a few staff members"
knew of the financial aid from
CH and that in 1965 officers
decided " the relationship was
intolerable," and started a
break with the CIA which became complete this year.
The a sociation's international affairs vice president, Richard G. Stearns, said he underPHILADELPHIA (UPI)-A poem by a 13-year-old girl in a stood the CIA contribution ran
Presbyterian magazine which criticizes U.S. use of napalm in about $200,000 a year at the
Vietnam has caused the Defense department to cancel 13.000 beginning - in the early 1950s
subscriptions, the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education - and was down to about $50,000 when the ties were cut.
(PBCEJ said Tuesday.
To break all connections with
The Defense department said
the CIA at one stroke would
the magazine, "Venture," has
have meant bankruptc 1 , said
been dropped from the list of
Stearns, who put the NS/\ budgpublications -recommended for
Pentagon Quits Magazi11e
With Anti-Napalm Poem



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