Police, Protesters Clash
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
University authorities in Wisconsin and California have moved against student
leaders of antiwar and antidraft protests after demonstrators in Madison and
Oakland clashed with police.
In Washington sources said the Army may use paratroopers to augment the Pentagon's
civilian guard force in preventing disruption or worse in a planned massive
antiwar demonstration Saturday.
The extent of troop use would depend largely on any agreement on ground rules
reached beforehand by demonstration leaders and government authorities. Officials
would prefer to keep troops out if possible, it was said.
University of Wisconsin officials moved to oust leaders of a campus antiwar
sit-in Wednesday which was broken up by riot-trained Madison city police. At
least 65 persons were injured in the melee.
Demonstrators vowed to continue the struggle and discussed classroom strikes
as a possible retaliatory measure. They were supported by several hundred sympathetic
In New York, a group coordinating events across the country this weekend in
support of American troops in Vietnam said it has received hundreds of inquiries
as a result of the anti-war demonstrations.
Charles W. Wiley, executive director of the National Committee for Responsible
Patriotism, said most of the callers condemned the "disrespect for law and
order" and asked what they could do to counter the antiwar pickets.
Wiley said he refers the callers to "patriotic committees in
their areas" of the country.
The demonstrators were protesting the presence of representatives of the Dow
Chemical Co., manufacturer of napalm for the war in Vietnam, on campus to interview
Chancellor William H. Sewell said Wednesday night he would suspend, at least
temporarily, further interviews "to guard the safety of our campus."
Sewell also said the university would prefer charges against leaders of the
campus demonstration and suspend them from school, referring their cases to
the student conduct committee.
On the West Coast, Arleigh Williams, dean of students at the University of
California's Berkeley campus, said his office was charging at least 20 students
with violating university rules in the on-campus antiwar rallies.
Antidraft demonstrators continued their protest at the be-(unfinished in the