Notes on newspaper articles
by Jim Jones
This file contains notes on articles that appeared in various newspapers (mostly the Daily Local News) in 1966. They have been edited for punctuation, spelling and grammar by Jim Jones of the History Department.
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The debate over President Johnson's War Fund Bill gets heated on Capitol Hill. Many leading Republicans start speaking out against the war.
The American death toll in Vietnam hit 2,200, which shows that the war could take anywhere from another three to seven years.
Alexander Gabriel, who is the dean of newspaper correspondents at the UN, spoke to a group at West Chester State College about the war in Vietnam and how it must stop to prevent a catastrophic nuclear holocaust.
Debate over the war in Vietnam has taken a short break in the Senate after weeks of heated debate over whether or not to intensify the war.
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announced that US troops in Vietnam will be increased by 20,000, bringing the total number of troops to 235,000.
An informal open discussion on the war in Vietnam will be held at West Chester State College and will feature a panel of professors from multiple Pennsylvania state colleges.
Ten months after Lee Cozanitis returned from South Viet Nam he spoke to Dave Yaeck of the Daily Local News to discuss his experience in the war, and how he believes America's presence in Vietnam is necessary.
The United States, in the eyes of most foreigners, has slipped from the high point of the Cuban Missile Crisis as a result of the war in Viet Nam.
A three-day nationwide series of rallies and street demonstrations against the war in Viet Nam began on the one year anniversary of the first teach-in against the war that was held at the University of Michigan.
The second annual series of protests against the US involvement in Vietnam reached its peak on this day with rallies from Paris to Pearl Harbor, and from New Delhi to New York City.
Rallies and protests against the war in Viet Nam have spread to Europe. Groups in France, England, and other European nations have been speaking out against the war.
Check Wing Tsoi, a graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania spent time talking to students at North and Stetson Junior High Schools about the war in Viet Nam.
A public debate on the US involvement in Vietnam is going to be held by the Upper Main Line Young Republican club at the Allstate Insurance co on 202. There will be professors to speak in favor and also against the US' involvement.
Independent congressional candidate Harold Bram who worked as a professor of sociology at West Chester State College pinned his campaign on the Viet Nam issue saying it's important for voters to speak out now for an end to the war.
Six anti-war Americans came home from a week long sojourn in South Viet Nam, during which they were insulted and abused by the war-weary people. The one conference ended with students hurling eggs at the pacifists saying "you're either with us or against us."
Dr. Charles Butler, who is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the Ninth Congressional District, said that he is against the war in Viet Nam, but as long as the US has troops there they should be supported 100%
Elwood Webster, who is a candidate for the Ninth District Republican nomination, said that "I don't believe that we will win in Vietnam, but we've proved a point. We will hit communism whenever it gets out of line."
Edmond Colletta, who is a candidate in the ninth district for the Republican nomination, called for a more rapid escalation of the Vietnam War in order to back the troops fighting communism.
Robert Davis, a soldier from Kennett Square, gave his life in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" for Valor.
Secretary of Defense McNamara spoke about how the draft is unfair and how it needs to be changed. McNamara proposed a plan that would make it mandatory for all people to serve a mandatory 2 years in the armed forces or Peace Corps.
The Human Relations council picketed outside local real estate brokers in West Chester to demand equal opportunity housing.
The Human Relations Council planned a demonstration to protest unfair hiring practices in West Chester businesses.
Rev. Anderson Porter of the Human Relations Council urged the West Chester School District to make necessary changes to ensure the success of minority students.
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