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6 The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, January
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information that additional American POWs are
still being held in Southeast Asia or elsewhere, as a
result of the Indochina war," said Gen. Vernon A.
Walters, deputy director of the Central
"I would like to state that I personally believe
that they are still holding men in Indochina," said
Col. Raymond Schrump, a five-year POW from
Fayetteville. "I have no facts to base this on. It is
jast a gut feeling that I have."
The committee decided that no Americans were
still being held. The final report published by the
group said that, "because of the nature and
circumstances in which many Americans were lost
in combat in Indochina, a total accounting by the
lndochinese governments is not possible and
should not be expected."
The report did not convince Davis.
"Montgomery said in the report what he wanted
the people to know.
"He came to one of the league's first meetings
and said that there was every reason to believe that
some of the Ml As could be accounted for. Hesaid
that he would do everything in his power to
account for them.
"Montgomery came back the following year
and had a complete change of heart. He told us
that he would do his best, but probably the men
could never be accounted for. Whether it was
political pressure or not, I don't know."
U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms was unconvinced by the
report. "Four of the nine members of the select
committee disagreed strongly with the
conclusions," he told a Jan. 10, 1977 Senate
session. "The Congress of the United States must
not allow those to stand without debate." "The
committee reached a rational conclusion, but was
stymied by a lack of information," Brig. Gen.
Norman Gaddis of Winston-Salem said inarecent
"We should continue to press for an accounting,
but at the same time, we must realize that some
pilots went down in areas that were heavily
vegetated. The plane could burn up and no one
would ever know."
When Col. Schrump testified before the Select
Committee, he had no facts to base his belief that
there were still POWs being held on. Now he says
he believes he does.
"A Vietnamese refugee, a former sargeant,
called me at my home last week and said that as
late as October of '75. the Vietnamese were still
holding American soldiers. This was after North
Vietnam had released the POWs and said they had
The man told Schrump that he saw Americans
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being moved from camps in Laos and Cambodia
into the U-Minh forest on the southwestern coast
of Vietnam. He saw two men in the bottom of a
sanpan, a canoe like boat, with their hands tied
behind their backs. A Vietnamese soldier was
beating them with a stick.
Another refugee living in Australia verifies his
story. A tape of his statement is being analyzed on
a machine similar to a lie detector.
This could mushroom into something big,"
Schrump said. "At first, 1 thought there could be
no more than five or six POWs still being held, but
now 1 believe there are more."
The Defense Department is now reviewing the
cases of the 7 1 2 Americans still listed as missing in
An Air Force review is now going on in San
It would be .convenient for
close the books on the case.
Antonio, Texas," Davis said. "I think they are in
the process of declaring all of the MIAs dead.
Both Col. Schrump and Sen. Helms are trying
to stop the review.
"It would be convenient for the Defense
Department to close the books on the case,"
Helms said, following a recent fund-raising dinner
in Raleigh. "It would make it a lot easier for the
State Department to pursue other goals in
Southeast Asia if the problem were glossed over."
He explained that the Paris Agreement which
ended the Vietnam War requires North Vietnam
to account for only the missing Americans, not
those presumed dead.
"It's imperative that we not close the books at
Construction to begin
on rainy-day shelters
The Chapel Hill Board of Transportation
Tuesday reviewed bus-shelter locations it
approved last year and began talcing steps
toward the construction of the shelters.
"We'll soon bid for purchase of the
shelters," Bill Callahan, administrative
assistant, said Wednesday. He said the
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"It's simply unfair," Schrump said. "We must
apply pressure on the Communists to make them
allow us to go in and see for ourselves.
"The President sent the Woodcock Commission
over to Vietnam, but only Washington officials
were allowed on it. I begged to be on the
commission, but there was absolutely no way
anyone would let me. The North Vietnamese
would not have been able to look me squarely in
the eyes and say that all of the POWs and MIAs
had been accounted for.
"Two men in camp with me died while I was
there. I saw where they were buried, but the
Communists insist that they have no record ol
these men. If I could go over there, I could show
you their graves."
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U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms
Gen. Gaddis did not feel that a reclassification
of the MIAs would take any pressure off the State
Department. "But at the same time, we would'
not have any dialogue with the Communists in
Indochina until we are sure that the missing
cannot be accounted for.
"To vote for their membership in the United
Nations was a mistake on our part."
Even if the MIAs are reclassified. Davis will not
give up hope.
"Until I'm assured that Felton is dead, I'll
continue looking," she said.
"The government owes him, not me, an
accounting. I don't want to sound bitter, but this'
country has not stood behind him."
shelters, which will provide rain protection
for persons waiting for buses, should be
completed by mid-summer.
However, a new bus-maintenance facility
will take a little longer to plan. Board
members also reviewed alternatives to the
new maintenance facility for buses.
"The design was originally drawn by an
architect, and the board felt it was a little
large, so we went back to work on
rearrangements," Callahan said.
He said the board now is working to
approve a final design and cost estimate.
Callahan said cost estimates vary from
$400,000 to $700,000 due to differences in
proposed building plans. He said only 10
percent of the cost will come from loca
funds while the state and federa
governments will provide 90 percent.
Callahan said the board also is awaiting ,
memorandum showing the outcome of ;
survey taken by transportation consultant
to develop a finance plan for bus services.
The cost will be shared by the town and
The survey, which is" based oh the type of
fares used and on different locations, will be
analyzed by UNC and the town in choosing a
cost-allocation formula, Callahan said.
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Board names four students
to town committee seats
Four UNC students were appointed to
two town boards by the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen recently. -
Frances Seymour, a freshman, was
appointed to the Parks and Recreation
Commission. The 10-member commission
controls the town's recreation programs and
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Lynn Obrist, a sophomore; Joe
Herzenberg, a graduate student; and Myrick
Howard, a law .student, were appointed to
the Historic District Commission. The
commission, also a 10-member board, has
jurisdiction over construction in the town's
Historic District, which includes many UNC
fraternities and sororities.
direct Southern Bell to eliminate directory
assistance charges for the first month of fall
Carson responded that Southern Bell
records show that only 1.06 percent of
customers in Chapel Hilt were billed for
directory assistance, abovt one-third the
state average. '
In testimony Wednesday related to the
RHA presentation, John Temple, UNC vice
chancellor for business and finance, opposed
the adoption of a CENTREX system for
UNC residence halls.
Southern Bell says the system, similar to
doin' what you like
STUDENT AID OFFICE
CHECK DISBURSEMENT SCHEDULES
3rdlrlo$r; Pettigrew Hall
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Law, Medical & Dental students should pick up checks on Monday,
Jan. 9th, or Tuesday, Jan. 10th. Medical & Dental students must
present ID cards. Law students must present their Spring, 1978, Class
Schedule Registration form to receive checks.
All other students:
hi dasS day Last names beginning A-F Wednesday, Jan. 11
2nddassday Last names beginning G-L Thursday, Jan. 12
arddassday Last Barnes beginning M-R Friday, Jan. 13
4m dass day Last names beginning S-Z Monday, Jan. 16
No funds released without valid Spring, 1978 Class Schedule
Any student not picking up checks on assigned day MUST wait until
Tuesday, Jan. 17, to get check(s). This includes Law, Medical & Dental
Board to hear
proposal to solve
Drake says new law
The assistant attorney for Chapel
Hill has drafted a new town parking
ordinance to replace the one whose
constitutionality has not been
determined yet by the court.
David Drake, who drafted the
new ordinance, said Tuesday that he
could not release the specific
provisions until the ordinance is
presented to the Chapel Hill Board
He said the initial intention is to
present the new ordinance to the
board at their meeting Jan. 23, but
that that is not definite.
The existing ordinance, adopted
by the board in July 1977, restricts
parking on 41 residential streets.
Part of the statute provides that
residents on the streets can apply to
the board for free parking permits if
off-street parking is not available.
Philip E. Williams, a UNC law
student, filed a lawsuit against the
town charging that the parking
ordinance creates a special class of
people those able to receive
parking permits and is therefore
unconstitutional under both the
U.S. and N.C. constitutions.
The existing ordinance has not
been enforced since Henry A.
McKinnon Jr., Orange County
District Court judge, issued an
injunction after the suit was filed
which invalidates existing permits
and prohibits the town from issuing
Drake said he does not know
when the existing ordinance would
be tested in court. However, Emery
Denny, town attorney, said
previously that if the board
approves a new parking ordinance,
the existing statute would be moot, a
purely academic issue.
Denny said that the existing
parking ordinance is constitutional
in light of a recent U.S. Supreme
Court decision upholding a
community's right to restrict
commuter parking in traffic
- LISA M. NIEMAN
Continued from page 1.
one now used at N.C. State University,
would centralize on-campus telephone
operations and provide savings to residence
Temple said the costs cited by Southern
Bell for such a system were too low.
Under the CENTREX proposal, the
University would be billed for all phone
service to residence halls. Every dorm room
would have a working phone, and a one-time
installation bill would be shouldered by the
University and passed along, perhaps in
dorm-rent incraase, to students.
Temple said the proposal would put UNC
back in the telephone business.
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