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October 25, 1968 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-10-25

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Meanwhile, a prominent South-
newspaper editor said here
that "George Wallace is the first
Noting that campaign appeals he described as a group of "out-! not believe that the United States I persons as well as the government central, unifying figure about
I would remain idle if one of the ! in the problems of the cities, and whom the scattered
to racial and religious bigotry are standing Jewish leaders."
and diverse
said he hoped to establish machin-

Candidates Are Asked to Support a 'Code of Fair Campaign Practices

more likely to appear as the con-
tests "heat up" in their final
weeks, the Michigan Fair Cam-
paign Practices Commission this
week urged candidates throughout
Michigan to affirm their support
of the commission's "Code of Fair
Campaign Practices." In a letter
to every candidate for state and
federal office in Michigan, the Rt.
Rev. Archie H. Crowley, Suffragen
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of
Michigan and chairman of the
commission, invited individual can-
didate support of the code. Bishop
Crowley's letter warned also
against last-minute appeals—
•usually timed to the weekend be-
fore election"—which can not be
properly answered or classified be-
cause of lack of time.
The code, which was developed
by the national Fair Campaign
Practices Committee, Inc., pledges
candidates to "condemn any appeal
to prejudice based on race, creed,
or national origin," and to "pub-
licly repudiate" such appeals if
made on their behalf. The national
chairmen of the two major parties
were instrumental in preparing the
principles of ethical campaigning
which the code details. In addition
to avoiding racial or religious ap-
peals, the code stipulates as unfair
campaign practices "personal vili-
fication," and "unfounded accusa-
tions creating doubts, with justifi-
cation, as to the loyalty and
patriotism" of an opponent.
Former Presidents Eisenhower
and . Truman are honorary mem-
bers of the national committee, of
which Charles P. Taft is chairman.
Also prepared by the national
committee and distributed by the
Michigan Fair Campaigning Prac-
tices Commission was a copy of
the "Candidate's Manual." Sub-
titled "A Politician's Guide to the
Manly Art of Sell Defense," the
pamphlet deals with the problems
created by smear tactics and sug-
gests ways of handling them.
The manual warns against the
use of unsupported or unverified
charges, statements out of context.

and last-minute accusations.

'Jewish Leaders for Nixon'
Announced by M. M. Fisher

Fisher of Detroit, national Jewish
communal leader and special ad-
viser on urban and community
affairs to Richard M. Nixon, the
Republican Presidential candidate,
announced here the formation of a
new national organization, "Con-
cerned Citizens for Nixon," which


Fisher, who is chairman of the Soviet "client states" in the Middle ery for Jewish voluntary organiza-
new group, made the announce- I East made a move toward Israel. tions — as well as those of other
ment at a press conference at He also expressed opposition to
which he said that there was a any imposed peace settlement that faiths, and civic bodies—to play a
"good chance" that the greatest would be guaranteed by the major more direct role in solving the
number of American Jewish citi- powers, including the Soviet Union. , problem.
zens ever to support a Republican rather than one arrived at by the
Sander Levin Hopeful
Presidential candidate would -rote Arabs and Israel themselves.
for Nixon next month.
Nixon addressed the confer-
- At this stage of any political
Fisher, a former national chair-
ence, composed of presidents of campaign, trends in polls are rare-
man of the United Jewish Appeal, 22 major Jewish organizations, at
ly reversed; and the nationwide
said he felt that one reason for its invitation. A similar meeting trend now unmistakably favors
the anticipated shifting of Jewish is being arranged with the Demo-
votes from the usual majority for I cratic Presidential candidate, Hubert Humphrey and Ed Muskie.

Democratic candidates this year Vice President Hubert H. Hum- Michigan;
We have always
now we seen
that the
was that many American Jews Democratic ticket will win the
were "becoming increasingly con- private
private Humphrey
meeting of the
New York national e 1 e c t i o n s in Novem-
cerned about the administration's
of Rabbis Monday and dis- her . . . "—so declared State
policy toward Israel," citing the de- cussed his position on issues of Democratic Party Chairman Sand-
lay in selling Israel Phantom jet Jewish concern.
er M. Levin and Campaign Direc-
Nixon reiterated his belief that it for John Bruff in a joint state-
At the same time, he added,


elements of the right throughout
the country have rallied."
Unlike the Goldwater campaign,

Wallace's candidacy represents a
genuine third-party movement,

which will continue after the elec-
tions, he predicted.
Sylvan Meyer, editor of the

Gainesville, Ga., Daily Times told

the annual national executive
board meeting of the American
Jewish Committee, that "Should
Nixon win and Wallace receive 25

to 35 per cent of the national vote,
the new Republican administration
will have to placate the Wallace
forces . . " "This could be
reflected in the appointment of
conservative cabinet members—

specifically attorney general, and
the secretaries of commerce and
was in the vital interest of the U.S. I ment.
health, education and wel-
American ews a
creasingly " a tt r a ct ed to Mr. and the cause of world peace that
Nixon's forthright statement of Israel possess military superiority Atlanta Paper Backs HHH
ATLANTA (JTA) — The South-
Sept. 8 in which he declared that to deter Arab aggression. He de- ern Israelite has endorsed Vice
scribed the Arab states as seeking
18—Friday, October 25, 1968
the balance of military strength in
President Humphrey for the Pres-
the Middle East must be tipped in vengeance against the Jewish
State, while Israel sought only to idency.
Israel's favor."
In an editorial titled "We Stand
defend its own independence.
Fisher also said that, as an ,
with Humphrey," the paper noted
He said that "it was obvious"
American and as a Jew, he was
that it has rarely endorsed candi-
concerned with the campaign of since the Warsaw Pact invasion of
dates for political office "but 'hese
former Alabama Governor George Czechoslovakia that any Russian-
are not usual times." The editorial
Wallace for the Presidency. He guaranteed peace would not work.
said that Humphrey "is by all odds
said he saw in that campaign the Asked about the religious-cultural
same potential dangers which ex- repression of Jews in the Soviet the best qualified of all the candi-
dates for the highest office in the
isted at the start of Hitler's march Union, the former Vice President
land. Humphrey has a long record
to power and he declared that Mr. said it was important to document
Nixon was the only candidate who all the facts
could stave off the Wallace other channels so that the concern lie service on behalf of all people.
"threat" and provide an effective of Americans for the freedom of He has sponsored legislation fcr
antidote to it. He also asserted that Soviet Jews may be adequately I the social betterment of the com-
the so-called Jewish vote should not communicated on many levels to mon man."
be taken for granted by any party Soviet government leaders.
and said public opinion polls in-
On the urban crisis, Nixon voiced
dicated that 31 per cent of Jewish appreciation of the role of Jewish
voters favored Nixon's candidacy.
1350 N. Woodward Birmingham
voluntary organizations in advanc-
MI 4-1930
ing human rights and in the war
Nixon Says Soviet Must
on poverty. He said it was time to
Res. 357-0326
Understand USA Will Not
set up the involvement of private
Permit Mideast Takeover
Republican Presidential candi-
date Richard M. Nixon told Jewish
leaders that aside from Ber-
lin and Vietnam, Israel was the
major flashpoint that could lead to
a major Middle East confrontation.
It was necessary, he said, for the
Soviet Union to avoid any miscal-
culation and to understand that
the U.S. would not tolerate any
Soviet takeover of the Middle East
or destruction of Israel. He de-
scribed this as preventive diplo-
Nixon, who was introduced by
Fisher, addressed the Conference
of Presidents of Major Jewish or-
ganizations in a private meeting.
He said that the Soviet Union must

V.I.P. ?







WM means
"Enough already!"



• BA, Economics, U. of M. (1955)
• LL.B., U. of M. Law School in 1958
• Captain of the 1955 U. of M. Big Ten Champion-
ship Tennis Team
• Recipient- of the Fielding H. Yost award for out-
standing scholarship, athletics, and leadership.
• Director and Treasurer, Muscular Dystrophy As-
• Member, "M" Club
• Member, University of Michigan Club, Detroit
• Practicing attorney and Vice-President of the
Nederlander Theatrical Corporation (including
Detroit's Fisher Theater).

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