MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1967
- A new political alliance appeared to be forming in South Vietnam between militant Buddhists, disgruntled students and politicians who lost in the recent national elections. As anti-Government pressures mounted, students and Buddhists staged small demonstrations in Danang and Hue, as well as in Saigon, to denounce what they described as the “blatant rigging” of the elections.
- North Vietnamese artillery emplacements in the demilitarized zone north of the Con Thien Marine outpost continued to be the main target of American planes. Nevertheless, enemy shelling continued and 77 marines were wounded.
- After a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Premier Levi Eshkol made his government’s first announcement of concrete plans for the settlement of territories seized from the Arabs in June. Among the plan was the resettlement of the Etzion bloc of settlements, which had been situated on the west bank of the Jordan before the Palestine war.
- In Washington, after virtually 12 hours of uninterrupted debate, the foreign ministers of the Organization of American States reached agreement on a new series of measures to combat and publicize Cuban-fomented subversion throughout the Western Hemisphere.
- The official Hsinhua press agency said that party Chairman Mao Tse-tung had returned to Peking after making a wide tour of Communist China to see the results of the Cultural Revolution. The agency said the situation in the areas visited by Mr. Mao was "unprecedentedly fine."
- The national board of Americans for Democratic Action approved a program opposing the war policy in Vietnam and the Administration’s proposal for a tax increase. However, the board rejected a “dump Johnson” drive at next year’s Democratic nominating convention. The liberal organization said the nation needed more tax money, but urged that it be raised by rate increases on corporations and high income earners.
- Walter Reuther, president of the United Automobile Workers Union, also expressed his disapproval of Administration policy in Vietnam, and called for a halt in the bombing of North Vietnam. However, Mr. Reuther gave his endorsement to President Johnson for re-election in 1968.