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NCNP Convention Ends on Note of Racial



By WALTER SHAPIRO leadership to new politics. Other- tatively different from all other cism on us." The Black Caucus':
Special To The Daily wise we will see the same liberal- third tickets of the past, which acute fear of white domination
CHICAGO-Beginnings of an labor treachery." will place primary emphasis on was the prime motive for the two
historic alliance between black and The two test votes appeared to forming community organizations test votes.
white radicals appeared to be coa- convince the Black Caucus that as permanent organizing forces." However, some observers also
lescing as the National Conference the majority at the convention Subordination of electoral poli- noted a degree of vindictiveness
for New Politics (NCNP) ended its were authentic white radicals who tics to community organizing was in the actions of the Black Caucus.
four day convention Monday. would not attempt to dominate the result of a 13,517 to 13,515 vote Robert Scheer, editor of "Ram-
The major roadblocks to such black militants in a coalition. which rejected a third ticket pro- parts," questioned before Sun-
an alliance were removed late SNCC leader H. Rap Brown re- posal. Later by a 2-1 vote the day's vote whether the convention
Sunday night as almost 3000 dele- portedly told a closed Black Cau- body incorporated into the reso- was "to be the whipping boy for
gates voted by over a 2-1 margin cus session Sunday that "we can- lution an amendment which the last 300 years."
to give the Black Caucus, which not form a coalition with whites, stressed the benefits of electoral The Black Caucaus' demand for+
represeited almost all the Ne- but we can and must form an politics for community organizing. 50 per cent representation was
groes at the convention, 50 per alliance with radical whites." Later Sunday, the Black Cau- presented to the Convention as a
cent of the votes in the conven- When it had gained 50 per cent cus pushed through an amend- 6-to-4 majority recommendation
tion. representation on the convention ment establishing two 12-mem- of the Credentials Committee,
Carlos Russell, who emerged as floor, the Black Caucus moved to ber committees, equally divided with Bertram Garskof of Ann Ar-
the leader of the Black Caucus, prevent a reconsideration of Sat- between blacks and whites. One b Citizens for New Politics cast-
said the purpose of the vote was urday night's decision to stress of these committees will coordi-bor
"to test the sincerity of the white local organizing, while acknowl- nate local organizing and the oth- ing the deciding vote-
people here." An earlier vote Sat- edging that "an independent pres- er will direct electoral politics. One of the Black Caucus de-
urday on 13 demands of the Black idential ticket is an extremely ef- The alliance formed during the mands approved Saturday grant-
Caucus was similarly described as fective method next year" to convention at the incongruously ed them 50 per cent representation
a test vote. strengthen local organizing ef- luxurious Palmer House is frag- on all convention committees.
James Forman, former SNCC forts. ile and limited. As James Forman Arthur Waskow of the Institute
leader, told the convention Sun- The resolution further stated stressed, "White progressives and for Policy Studies presented the
day that "no new coalition is pos- that "the NCNP believes it can radicals are still, white and can- minority report, saying, "Yesterday
sible unless the dispossessed give 'run an independent ticket quali- not understand the effects of ra- 1,000 good liberals who are trying

representative of the Black Cau-
cus told Todd Gitlin, former SDSI
president, and Andrew Kopkind,
an observer for the "New York
to become radicals thought that
accepting the Black Caucus de-
mands was the way to do it. They
castrated themselves. You don't
castrate a man and sleep with him
But many whites, despite qualms
about both sets of Black Caucus
demands, agreed with Simon Cas-
sady, NCAP leader from Califor-
nia, that "It is easier to heal a
split between whites than between
black and whites."
Prior to the vote on 50 per cent
representation, it was rumored
that the Black Caucus favored the
third ticket proposals. The gen-
erally middle-aged proponents of
a third ticket were led by noted
pediatrician Benjamin Spock and
veteran labor leader Sidne'j Lens.
After Sunday's vote, however, a
Review of Books," that the Black
Caucus did not fully understand

the position of the local organ
The convention recessed afte
the vote, so the Black Caucus
which had not participated in th
voting could re-assess its positior
The caucus of local organizers
composed largely of representa
tives of SDS and Vietnam Sum
mer, sent six representatives tc
the Black Caucus to explain thei
position. Those organizers wer
admitted, while four delegate
from the third ticket caucus wer
The Black Caucus' ignorance o
the radical organizers' position il
lustrates the limited degree o
communication between black
and whites prior to Sunday's vote
As a result, this convention wa
not the scene of a dialogue be
tween black and white radicals
Rather, the conference resulted b
the removal of the mutual distrus
which had previously preventec
such a dialogue from taking place
See NCNP, Page 2

-Daily-Marvin Bookstein
THE AFRICAN DRESS of some members of the Black Caucus
at the NCNP Convention was explained by James Forman who
told the gathering, "We are Africans, our loyalties and alleg-
iances are to Africa, even though we are technically American
' citizens."

President -Elect Thieu

May Seek Peace

By The Associated Press


SAIGON - President - elect Dzu.
Nguyen Van Thieu may try to set Expected
up peace talks with North Viet- fifth, Dzu'
nam within the next few weeks, more thanf
informed sources said yesterday. the militar3
Thieu, who was elected presi- Premier Ng
dent of South Vietnam on Sun- about 1.65
day, had pledged during his cam- showing wa
paign to ask the United States to He camp
stop bombing for a week or more calling for
if an indication was received with Hano
from Hanoi that such a promise Cong. "I:
might lead to some form of peace democracy,'
talks. -,as an expl
One factor that may force Thieu number of'
to bid for peace, election analysts Six mont
say, is the strong election show- peace wasr
ing of the most outspoken peace Vietnamese

lawyer Thruong Dinh
to finish fourth or
finished second with
800,000 votes. Although
y ticket of Thieu and
uyen Cao Ky received'
million votes, Dzu's
as surprising.
aigned on a platform
negtotiations not only
i but with the Viet
represent peace and
" Dzu said yesterday
lanation of the large
votes he received.
hs ago, the subject of
not often discussed by
politicians. F o u r

peace tickets that attempted to
register for the presidential elec-
tion were eliminated by the Con-,
stituent Assembly for "pro-Com-
munist and neutralist" views.
It was not until after his ticket
was accepted by the assembly
that Dzu began talking about
peace negotiations. The other
candidates followed suit.
Dzu and other defeated can-
didates are challengling the elec-
tion returns. Dzu charged that
the election "was a nationwide
organization for fraud."
"We have lots of evidence of
fraud on election day," he claim-;

Auto Talks Ceas(
As' Strike Nears
UAW, FordTo ResumeNegotiatioi
In Final Attempt To Avert Walkoi
DETROIT (j')-Bargainers for Ford Motor Co. and the Unit
Auto Workers Union recessed negotiations over a new contract .
night with both sides gloomy about chances of avoiding a midnig
strike tonight.
Talks were to resume at 10 a.m. today in last-ditch efforts
sidestep a walkout that could idle 159,000 workers at Ford pla:
in 25 states.
The UAW. meanwhile.' asked Chrysler Corp. yesterday to exte
the current three-year pact until a new agreement is worked o
Chrysler said it would reply to the request today.
Asked by newsmen if the UAW would work at Chrysler withc
a contract if the firm denied an extension, Douglas Frazer, direc
of the union's Chrysler department, replied, "Yes."
"The fundamental issues are not being dealt with and until tt
are there is not going to be an agreement that would avoid a wc
stoppage," said Walter P. Reuther, president of the UAW as


Mock Sorori~ty Rush
Readies New Actives

He and other candidates are ti~ns for the post he will
preparing to bring their evidence I search eBui sing and lay
before the Constituent Assembly Uesearch Building and p
later this week. The assembly in Unversity affairs.
must rule on charges of election!
irregularly, and can, if there are
o many, declare the electionF lemg
If it decides the election was

E ROBBEN FLEMING arrived in Ann Arbor this weekend to begin prepara-
assume January 1. Fleming will occupy a temporary office in the Legal
ans to spend the next four months observing rather than getting involved
Arri-es in Ann Arbor,

Panhellenic Association 1 a s t
night sponsored a mock rush for
all twenty-three sororities in
preparation for the formal two
and one-half week rush period
starting tomorrow.
During a mock rush the new
sophomore initiates rush a group
of actives from another house,
0 while their actives serve as rushees
for a third chapter.
The purpose of the mock rush,
according -to Rush Counselor
Chairman Susan Ladewig, is two-
fold: it gives the members a
chance to smooth out the rough
spots in the rushing procedure
practiced by each chapter; and, it
gives the neophytes or sophomores.
who are' rushing for the first time
an opportunity to accustom them-
selves to being "on the other side
of the fence.
Panhel observers stationed at
A the mock sessions emphasize that
veterans must try to make the
rushee feel at ease. If encouraged
to ask questions about the indivi-

dual sorority's policies on discrim-
ination, social pressure or, acade-
mics, the rushee may give the
sorority system a fairer evalu-
Mrs. Joan Ringell, adviser to
sororities, suggests that if the
rushee is hesitant about asking
these questions directly of the
rusing active, she should feel free
to ask the chapter rush chairman
or house president.
"The stress this year," says Mrs.
Mrs. Ringel, "is on individual in-
dependent decision.".
Only 1154 women have register-'
ed for rush compared with lasts
year's 1254, but Panhel attributes
this to 'the fact that registration
closed unusually early this year
due to an overload of work for the
IBM machines which process soro-
rity bids.
Of the 1154 girls registered for
rush, 826 are freshmen. If -these
freshmen decide to pledge, they
must face the time commitment
which pledging involves, and the
detrimental effect it can have on
fall term grades.

fair, it must certify the --results
within 30 days from election day.
The new president and vice-presi-
dent will be in stalled 30 days

Begins Stu

after that certification. By ROGER RAPOPORT
Returns from the senate elect- Editor
tion, which also took place Sun- There were no brass bands to
day, are taking longer to count. meet President-Designate Robben
Four 10-man slates backing Ky Fleming at the airport when he
iere among the top six slates arrived this weekend. He wasn't
in early returns. The top six on the plane. There was no plane.
slates will make up the 60-man Fleming and his family drove
senate. from Madison to Ann Arbor Sun-
With control in the senate, Ky day and began moving into a
would have a good hand in any home near campus. It was rented
power struggle with Thieu. Ky for him by the University from at
is reported to have received con- traveling professor.
sessions from Thieu at the time Tuesday Fleming had to use a
he pulled out of the presidential map to get to campus. He moved
race to run second to Thieu. into a posh temporary office just
Sources close to the two men also off the monkish stacks of the
said 'Ky was pressing Thieu to seventh floor Legal Research
name him Premier. Building.
The 22 U.S. observers sent by Politely evasive on a number of
President Johnson agreed the questions about what he plans to
election was fair. "I have never do in his new $50,000 a year post,
seen a nelection with, such ab- ("I don't want to get involved yet,
sence of evidence of fraud," said the purpose of these four months
observer Sen. Bourke Hicken- 'is to get a chance to look around.")
looper (R-Iowa).. Fleming seems destined to spend

rdy of U' Procedure
much of this in public appearance. answer to some questions For
{ He made his first yesterday before l example when asked about the
the University school faculty. He I mushrooming use of marijuana
also will join his longtime friend on campus he will reply with a,
Prof. Russell Smith of the Law series of analogies, illustrations
School to teach a weekly two and incidents, but refrained from
hour law seminar in collective committing himself.
bargaining and public employ- On one area though his views
ment. He will also sit-in at the are clear. 'I've always been,
weekly administrative officers against the war, in Viet Nam. I
meeting. 'don't think it's essential for us

A calm ("I don't think my wife
could nanie a time I've blown up
in our 25 years together) candid,
administrator, Fleming sounded
scholarly but not stuffy in an
While he is a veteran labor
amediator Fleming does not think
that the best way to resolve a
dispute is to compromise at half-
way. That's not compromise,
that's abdication of responsibil-
Always attentive, Fleming often
offers an analysis instead of an

to be involved like this in that
area of the world and I don't
think we should have ever gotten
involved in the first place. I think
we' should stop bombing North
Vietnam and generally think the
best way out would be to work
along the lines of the. enclave
theory suggested by General Gav-
Asked about University war re-
search he said that, "Universities
have to look at this question to
see. if they are in areas they
shouldn't be."
Fleming also said that he will
consider bringing in men from
other schools to fill administrative
vacancies that develop here.
What exactly will Fleming do
when he takes over January 1?
He really doesn't know yet.
But he says "Great universities
do not remain great universities,
iby standing still?"
Does that mean anything?
"Come back in three years and
tell me what you, think."

emerged from a four-hour session.
"When the strike takesplace
both sides have to share the re-
sponsibility for it. This is not the
time to say the other side is re-
sponsible. We will take half the
blame," he added.
"We have fallen apart from the
basic approach for putting this
dispute together," said Malcolm
L. Denise, tall, slender Ford nego-
"I am not bitter. But I am ex-
tremely unhappy. The. outlook is
extremely dim, he' said.
Asked by newsmen what issues
were discussed during the day-
long bargaining sessions, Denise
said, "Quite a variety, but' to
enumerate them here would serve
no purpose.'' ,
Asked point blank if prpgress
had been made, he said:
"No progress."
Denisessaid the union has given
assurance that enough manpower
will be made available to close
down operations, which normally
takes several days. At its vast
Rouge complex west of Detroit, the
company makes much of its own
steel and shutting down the fur-
naces can take up to 48 hours.
A shutdown of the firm would
idle workers in 27 states and would
knock Ford out of production of
1968-model cars with only 85,000
in the hands of dealers. Ford nor-
mally makes about 50,000 cars a
Among the top UAW demands
are paying workers a monthly
salary as the basis of a guaranteed
annual income, a substantial wage
boost and equal pay for American
and Canadian workers.
The-union has rejected the com-
panies' offer to increase wages by
13 cents an hour, then to increase
them by 2.8 per cent each year. In
wages and fringe benefits, the
average worker now makes about
$4.70 an hour.

Fear Effect
Of Strike
On Economy
A major strike in the auto in-
dustry "could easily play havoc
with the health of the economy
for the balance of this year," a
University economist said yester-
William Haber, dean of the
literary collegeand a professor of
economics explained, "The econ-
omic ramifications of such a shut-
down are overwhelming."
A strike by 159,000 members of
the United Auto Workers Union
against Ford Motor Co. is set for
midnight tonight and now appears
virtually certain.
"Any strike in a company as
large as Ford and in an industry
as significant as the automobile
industry should be deplored,"
Haber said.
"The issues which the union
presents are critical, both for the
union and the companies. There
ought to be some rational way of
finding resolution short of maxi-
mum economic power."
Haber said he doubts that Gen-
eral Motors and Chrysler would
lock their employes out in the
event of a strike against Ford.
"I would be very much surprised
if anything like that happened,"
he said. '"In labor disputes, there
are many costs which are non-
monetaryand such a lockout, if
that is the proper term, would in-
troduce these intangible coste
which affect productivity and
Haber said he could not pre-
dict the length of any strike but
added, "Unions don't ask those
"A strike is a political as well
as an economic cjuestion," he add-
ed. "If unions always figured out
in detail the costs of a strike.be-
fore it took place, there would
never be any strikes.
"The union is a political organ-
ization as well as an economic or-
ganization," he added. "Conse-
quently, present sacrifices are
made which hopefully, from the

Limited Parking Restricts Auto Permits

Despite the lowering of the
credit hour qualification to 70, or
9 the equivalent of a second semes-
ter junior, the Student Vehicle
Office is restricting the number of
invaluable 'M' stickers issued to
qualified drivers for the first time
in University history.
The reason for the tighter res-
trictions, explains William Perigo
of the Student Vehicle Office, is
the "impossibility of the parking
situation on campus."
The Student Vehicle Office is now
conducting a survey of the exact
number of available parking
spaces in the vicinity of campus,
but will not be able to complete

pus as in the past, said Brown,
"old relationships of fraternities
and other living units are being
reviewed this year."
For example, both the Zeta
Beta Tau and Tau Delta Phi
fraternities will be given a limited
number of permits this year,
based on the number of people
living in the houses. Previously,
because of their distant locations,
the outlying fraternities received
unlimited vehicle permits, but for
the first time, an arbitrary quota
is being established.
Perigo says that the Student
traffic Advisory Board had reco-
mended that more students be
allowed to have cars on campus

Outside of parking illegally on
the streets and ignoring the
tickets, which run up to six dol-
lars, issued by Ann Arbor's vigil-
ent meter maids, many students
park in staff reserved parking
lots and structures. Although the
staff lots and structures are not7
checked as regularly as Ann Arbor
street parking spaces, according
to John Walters of the Univer-i
sity's Parking and scheduling bur-
eau, student violations in staff1
structures are relayed to the city i
police department, in addition to1
being recorded by the University.1
If the fines are not paid, credit
will be held at the end of the
semester or until remuneration is1

than wait as' much as four months The total cost, then, of parking
for the clearance of the. backlog fines on campus, and the cost of
of old tickets. With the aid of the police service for parking adds up
IBM system, the police have up to to over $180,000 per year, exclu-
date information on all traffic ding the money paid for parking
violations. meter and structure fees.
The Ann Arbor Police Depart- I:Both the University and the
ment, at the request of the Uni- city government are currently
versity patrols all of the Univer- working on the campus parking
sity parking lots and street park- problem. Accordin to a spokes-
ing spaces. The University pays man for the Ann Arbor Depart-
for the service, while collecting ment of Parking and Traffic
the revenue from registration and Engineering, the Maynard Street
meters in University lots and on municipal parking structure will
University streets. These funds go be 'enlarged from it's current 584
to provide for more University space capacity to 842 spaces, al-
parking in the future. The city though few of the additional
collects the revenue from the spaces will be available for stu-
tickets, which is also put back dent parking. The contracts for


New York War Protesters
File Referendum Petitions

I NEW YORK (I'-A peace group
seeking immediate withdrawal of
U.S. forces from Vietnam filed a
93,853-signature petition yester-
day to put the war on the local
ballot next November and vowed

referendum will be challenged on
grounds that the question is not
a proper one for a municipal vote.
When the immediate withdrawal
committee filed its petitions with
the city clerk Tuesday, Len Fried-

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