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To Resume Bombings, To Hanoi, Haiphong accessible at his Texas ranch. It was not until February, 1965,. that he finally gave the orders that began the extended raids in the North. Sources here Wednesday pointed to these reasons why Mr. Johnson Is reluctant to move: He Is using the threat of resumption as one, last lever In an attempt to bring the North Vietnamese to the negotiating table. "He just wants to keep probing and p u s h I n g," a source said. "I think he Is doing everything he can to find out if there Is someway he can get out of doing It." There is a danger that a decision to resume the raids could break up the President's Democr atlc coalition in Congress and frustrate his ambition to govern the nation through bipartisan consensus. A survey Wednesday of 50 Democratic and Republican senators showed them to be widely divided on the subject of a bombing resumption. Half of them said they are for it and half of them said they are against it. Last Friday, 76 liberal Russians Insist Mott A Suicide MOSCOW (UPI) Moscow Radio said Thursday that American tourist Newcomb Mott, 27, had slashed his throat with a razor "In a state of violent nervous dis order." It accused the West of trying to stir up the Inci dent into a "political scandal." "Ufa n nlAnmn .MlA.. It Moscow Radio said. "In fact we open the front door to them and courteously ask them not to use the window. Those who venture to cross our border will have to be held responsible before Soviet law." The Soviet Government had disclosed earlier, In approving the return of Mr. Mott's body to the United States, that he died In a rall- wumvo, wwu lie ui&vA hi a i ail way car near tne Bussian town of Sharya last Thurs- day. Atowni i J I MAKETEWAH J Map Shows Site Of New Stadium . . . located between Bond Hill and Roselawn Democratic House members sent Mr. Johnson a letter urging him to continue the pause. By contrast, sources said Wednesday night that, of the 20 congressional leaders who met with Mr. Johnson and his advisers Tuesday night to discuss the situation, only two of them were opposed to a resumption of the raids. They were identified as Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman William Fulbrlght. Other congressional leaders at the meeting strongly recommended an expanded bombing program, one which sources here said administration officials consider so extreme as to raise the possibility of Chinese Intervention. Within the administration, some of Mr. Johnson's advisers are urging him to enlarge the target area to In lags Storm evoked by proposed $38,000 program for antipoverty public relations office continues unabated, Enquirer reporter Margaret Josten finds. See Page 14. Washington L'RBAN PROGRAM: President Johnson proposes a $2.3 billion, six-year program of Federal aid to help rebuild selected American cities. Page 13. HITS DOUBLE STANDARD: Secretary of State Dean Rusk denounces "a curious double standard" on U. S. and Communist bombings. Aid officials concede some corruption in assistance to Vietnam. Page 9. The Nation WON'T GIVE IN: Five Louisiana parishes (counties), first in the nation to lose Federal school funds for refusing to desegregate, say they're doing all right without U. S. money and won't give In. Page 31. TRI-STATE: Partly cloudy, windy and colder, with a few snow flurries. Low In morning 10-15. High 18-23. Partly cloudy and colder tonight and Friday. DETAILS, MAP ON PAGI 11 Tiliphoni 72 1-2700 Classlllid 421 CIRCULATION SERVICE 721-2700 !t clude Haiphong. Some are recommending that both Haiphong and Hanoi be Included. Some are saying that the raids should be resumed at their previous level of intensity. And some advisers though none of them is In a senior position are recommending that the pause be continued. On Capitol Hill, congressional leaders generally kept quiet about the contents of the White House briefing they received Tuesday night. One source did reveal that the group was told that new, heavy, 120-mm mortars, believed to have been brought In during the lull, now are being used against U. S. troops at Da Nang. This means that present mortar-free defense perimeters around U. S. bases must be extended to allow for the longer range of the new weapons. o Ufa Page Amusements .. 31 Bridge 19F Business 15-17 Classified ....32-41 Columnists 7 Comics 18-19F Court News 3 Crossword 19F Deaths 32 Editorials 6 Maketewah Site Chosen For Stadium BY BOB FIRESTONE I. Assistant City Editor Maketewah Country Club, approximately 165 acres of level to gently rolling ground between Reading and Paddock Roads, will be the site of Cincinnati's $35 million domed stadium. And the voters of Cincinnati will be asked to approve a special tax levy of two mmmtmmmmmBmmmm mills at the May primary to pay for it. The Enquirer learned Wednesday that site and the method of financing will be recommended at a meeting of the full Stadium Committee along with city and county officials In the Hotel Sheraton-Gibson next Tuesday. Recommendations for the site and financing will come from Vogt, Ivers St Associates of Cincinnati and Os-born - Papesh, Cleveland engineering-architect firm. SINCE JANUARY 8 these two firms have been compiling a physical and financial feasibility report which Included studies of five sites. The Stadium Committee will have to approve the physical and financial feasibility report almost as soon as It gets it. Next Wednesday, February 2, Is the deadline to get the extra levy on the May primary ballot. In order for the extra levy to get on the ballot, it would have to be approved by the county commissioners, then certified to the county auditor and the Board of Elections. Joseph DeCourcy, president of the county commissioners, said the commissioners would make no decision on the extra levy until they see the final report made to the full Stadium Committee and the Stadium Steering Committee. maketewah country Club, upon which a valuation of $4 million has been placed by its attorney, George Fee, did not emerge as a possible site for the stadium until January 17. At that time Charles W. Staab, chairman of the Steering Committee, listed Maketewah along with four other sites as those Gftgra World-Wide SENSE OF URGENCY: The Vietnam war and Red China's nuclear strength create a sense of urgency as delegates from 17 nations gather for a new round of Geneva disarmament talks. Page 2. Sports HOWARD LEADS l?C: Sophomore John Howard fires In a college career-high 25 points to lead University of Cincinnati to a 71-63 win over fired-up St Joseph's of Indiana at the Armory-Fieldhouse. Page 27. Page Horse Sense . . . 19F People In News . 2 Society News .... 12 Sports 27-30 Star Gazer 10F TV-Radio 24 Tell ItToBlck..l8F Wlnchell 20 Word Game ...15F Word Jumble . . 25 Food and Women's Section Pages 13, 1-20F Five-Star News, Features Page 14 - 8300 ,to,STmweS 'Get Your Tichets-' Gov. James A. Rhodes, who recently lit the fire for a Cincinnati stadium, heaped on fuel Wednesday night at the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at the Hotel Sheraton-Gibson. The governor challenged members to sell 47,000 ticket books for the 1967 National League football games to entice the franchise here. He then accepted chairmanship of the drive. Season tickets average $18, he said. "If you think a stadium here is fantastic," the governor said, "you should have been In Cleveland when I proposed a bridge across Lake Erie." Chamber president Charles V. Staab said a wire will be sent to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle informing him of the drive. which would receive Intensive further study. The Maketewah property was purchased for $445,000 in 1955 from the Armleder estate. It now Is In a residential zone. City Council would have to rezone the area to permit building of a stadium. In a letter last Tuesday to Vogt, Ivers & Associates, . Mr. Fee said that club of-; ficials had open minds on selling the property. ' - Although no formal offer . has been made yet to Maketewah, Mr. Fee said that "any decision made by them (the club president and the trustees) would reflect what they would consider the civic responsibility of the club as well as the best interests of its members." IF NO AGREEMENT can be reached on price, the city could exercise the right of eminent domain, take immediate possession of the property, and argue It in court later. Immediate possession would be almost essential, since the consultants recommended in their interim report that the contractor should start on the stadium by August 1. Completion date Is Labor Dav, 1967, in time for the National Football League season. Cincinnati hopes to obtain an NFL franchise at the NFL owners' meeting in Palm Beach February 14. THE CINCINNATI REDS, who would be the principal tenants of the Stadium, would start playing there in 1968. It is likely that work on adding the dome would not start until after the 1967 football season. The Maketewah site,' approximately 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, is easily - accessible from Reading Road, Paddock Road, 1-75, 1-71 (Northeast Expressway) and the Norwood Lateral. Because of the comparatively level terrain, and the fact that all utilities are immediately available, work on preparing Maketewah could start almost Immediately.