Box 16, Folder 36, Document 10

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dent Lyndon B. Johnson will ask
Congress Wednesday for a
sweeping civil rights program,
including a gradual, three-stage
end to discrimination in housing.

The President is scheduled to
send the special message to
Congress, marking the fourth
time in four years the adminis-
tration has asked for civil
rights laws.

The new civil rights package,
according to informed sources,
is very similar to the one
passed by the House in modi-

By France

(Copyright 1967 by The New York Times Co.)
PARIS—A device permitting
the effective dropping of atom
bombs from low altitudes has
been perfected by France, it
was announced Tuesday. The
device is a parachute that slows
the fall of the bombs from alti-
tudes as low as several hundred
yards, thus preventing them
from rebounding.
The announcement was made
during a conducted tour of
“Base 921,’’ France’s under-
ground headquarters for her
strategie air command at Tav-
erny, about 18 miles northwest
of Paris.
According to the announce-
ment, the French A-arm, or
force de frappe, 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-gen-
eration’”’ means of delivery for
her atomie 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, await-
ing France’s first nuclear sub-
marine 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

fied form and filibustered to
death by the Senate last year.

The controversial “open hous-
ing” section has been revamped
to provide for a gradual end to
discrimination in the rental or
sale of property rather than
the outright ban advocated last
year by the administration.

The sources said the new
housing proposal will be pat-
terned after the equal employ-
ment opportunity section of the
1964 Civil Rights Act.

Under this provision, employ-
ers with less than 100 employes
were exempt the first year.
This was reduced to 75 the sec-
ond year; to 50 the third year,
and to a basic 25 after that.

A similar three-stage opera-

‘|tion is planned for the housing

proposal. It would be voluntary
the first year; apply to large
developments and apartments
the second year, and to all
homes after that.

Opposition to the housing pro-
vision killed the 1966 civil
rights bill, although it was sharp-
ly 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 de-
velopments —about 40 per cent
of the nation’s total housing.

The chief obstacle to Senate
approval was Republican lead-
er Everett M. Dirksen, who re-
fused to accept any housing
provision. Without his aid, ef-
forts to stifle the Senate fili-
buster failed.

The new civil rights package
also will include several other
provisions which died last year.

These would outlaw discrimi-
nation in the selection of fed-
eral, state, and local juries and
strengthen federal laws forbid-

Sweeping Civil Rights Bill
Will Go to Congress


ding violence and terror against
Negroes and civil rights work-

New provisions in this year’s
program would give added pow-
ers to the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission and
grant another extension to the
Civil Rights Commission.

The proposed bill would pro-
vide “cease and desist’ powers
to the commission which now
has to go to court to move
against employers who discrimi-


PiXies By Wohl |

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Role in Colleges
Of CIA Admitted

WASHINGTON (#—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
a new storm in academic circles
and in Congress over the big
spy agency’s subrosa opera-

Capitol Hill sources familiar
with CIA activities said private-
ly however, they knew of the
CIA-NSA financial ties and the
State Department indicated the
relationship was approved “at
the high levels of government.”

The president of NSA, W. Eu-
gene Groves, formally revealed
the connection after Ramparts
magazine trumpeted in newspa-
per ads Tuesday morning that it
was going to expose “how the
CIA has infiltrated and subvert-

With Anti-Napalm Poem

PHILADELPHIA (UPI)—A poem by a 13-year-old girl in a
Presbyterian magazine which criticizes U.S. use of napalm in
Vietnam has caused the Defense department to cancel 13,000
subscriptions, the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education

(PBCE) said Tuesday.

The Defense department said
the magazine, “Venture,” has
been dropped from the list of
publications recommended for

ed the world of American stu-—
dent leaders.”’

The 23-year-old Groves
whose admission was later con-
firmed by the State Department
— said the CIA had pumped
“substantial funds” into NSA to
help finance its overseas activi-
ties, beginning in the 1950s.

“The relationship apparently
originated because the Central
Intelligence Agency believed
that a strong American national
union of students acting interna-
tionally was in the national in-
terest,” Groves said in a state-
ment edged with bitterness. i

Groves said only “some offi- |
cers and a few staff members”
knew of the financial aid from

iCLA and that in 1965 officers
|decided “the relationship was

Pentagon Quits Magazine

intolerable,’ and started a |
break with the CIA which be- |
came complete this year.

The association's internation-
al affairs vice president, Rich-
ard G. Stearns, said he under-
stood the CIA contribution ran —
about $200,000 a year at the:
beginning — in the early 1950s ;
— and was down to about $50,- |
000 when the ties were cut. '

To break all connections with j
the CIA at one stroke would ‘
have meant bankruptcy, said °

Stearns, who put the NSA budg-

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