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Thursday, September 26, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Thursday, September 26, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

CANDIDATES TOUR:
House committee approves
three-way televised debates

Fortas'

critics

WASHINGTON (MP)-The House
Commerce Committee, on the
third time around, stamped an
okay yesterday on a bill that
could make possible televised de-
bates among Richard M. Nixon,
Hubert H. Humphrey and George
C. Wallace.
$ But even as it passed this hurdle
there is skepticism in some quar-
ters about its chances of survival
in the waning days of the con-
gressional session before the Nov.
5 election.
The equal time requirements of
federal communications law were
,, suspended back in 1960, clearing
the way for the debates between
John F. Kennedy and Nixon.
A similar bill opening the way
for the Democratic and Republi-
can nominees cleared the Senate
this year, leaving a decision on
what to do about Wallace up to
the networks.
This version made it past the
House committee but a vote to
reconsider last week brought the
bill back and opened the door
to approval of an amendment de-
signed to give Wallace an equal
chance to appear. on the same %ro-
gram with Nixon and Humphrey.
A Republican-backed parlia-
mentary move blocked final action

at that time but the modified bill
was approved yesterday.
Rep. William L. Springer of l-
linois, ranking Republican mem-
ber of the committee who offered
that motion, for the past several
days has avoided reporters who
wanted to question him about re-
ports he was acting in behalf of
Nixon.
Nixon has said he would take
part in a debate with Humphrey
campaign
but not in a three-way affair with
Wallace. Humphrey has indicated
he would go along with a three-
man appearance.
Chairman Harley 0. Staggers,
(D-W. Va.), calling the bill's ulti-
mate chances "the $64 question,".
said he will seek clearance of the
measure from the House Rules
Committee. That group has closed
up shop for the year except for
emergency problems.
In the spirit of debate Humphrey
urged yesterday that his two pres-
identical opponents, Richard' M.
Nixon and George Wallace, join

him in a cross-country debating
tour in the tradition of the Lin-
coln-Douglas debates.
Humphrey urged that the can-
didates be heard together on the
same platform in the same towns
at the same time so that on Nov. 5
"we wouldn't be voting on. who
has the most razzle-dazzle, the
most money . . . the most slogans."
Humphrey made the dramatic
proposal in informal remarks to
200 students who met him at Pep-
perdine College. Earlier in a
speech of older citizens, Hum-
phrey promised that if elected
he would work for a 50'per cent
increase in social security bene-
fits.
Humphrey, standing in the sun-I
light outside the college cafeteria,
said "I haven't had a television
advertisement since Aug. 20 be-
cause we haven't had the money
.. so help me God."
Humphrey has been hammering
at his demand for Nixon to join
him in a debate like the Nixon-
John F. Kennedy debates in 1960.
Humphrey strategists, acknowl-
edging they are lagging as of now,,
hope a debate with Nixon-and
Wallace-would put their candi-
date ahead.
Nixon, the front runner cam-E
paigned afloat yesterday, urging
a buildup in U.S. sea power, and
then declared there will be no
reduction in American combat
strength in Vietnam.
Nonetheless, the Republican
presidential nominee said tech-
nical progress in the war zone
may make possible some American
troop withdrawals which would
not affect combat capabilities.
Nixon skimmed across the
waters of Puget Sound in a white
hydrofoil as a fireworks salute
from a Seattle police boat sounded
across the sunny harbor.
The hydrofoil circled Elliott Bay
while a fireboat sprayed plumes
of water and Nixon stood waving
in the bow. i
Then the candiate donned an
orange hard hat and'went on a
tour of the Lockheed Shipbuilding
and Construction Co.
Nixon said that without a
change in government policies, the
United States will become a "sec-
ond rate seapower." He said that

hit lecture fee
Accepted $15,000 i salary;
Mansfield asks Senate vote
WASHINGTON i' - Abe Fortas's critics zeroed in on a
$15,000 lecture fee yesterday as the Senate plunged into full-
scale debate on his nomination to be chief justice of the
United States.
Sen. Robert P. Griffin, (R-Mich.,) a leader in the fight
against confirmation of Fortas, did not contend there was
anything illegal about the payment but he said it was
"clearly; wrong in principle."
Other senators questioned the propriety of the $15,000
paid to Fortas for conducting a seminar at the American
University law school here last summer.

-Associatea ress
SENATOR ROBERT GRIFFIN?, leaves his office for the Senate. He is leader of the opposition t4
the nomination of Associate Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas to become Chief Justice.
FEARS SOVIET DIVISIONS:
Kiesger asks T r
opposes one-sided troop cuts

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DETROIT - Ford Motor C o .
yesterday followed the lead of
General Motors in,, announcing
automobile price increases on new
models below the 2.7 per cent
boost posted by Chrysler Corp.
and criticized by President John-
son.
Ford said the average increase
in the list price of its 1969 models
was $47 or 1.6 per cent. GM an-
nounced Monday an average list
price increase of 1.6 per cent or
$49 a car.,
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Banks in New York, Chicago,
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lanta announced the quarter of a
per cent reduction.
BERLIN - The men of the cap-
tured ship Pueblo are shown trem-
bling as they come ashore, their
hands raised in surrender, on a
dark January night in N o r t h
Korea.
The scene is from a film pre-
pared by Communist North Korea
about the Pueblo and her crew.
It details the alleged aggression
of the ship.
North Korea has demanded the
United States apologize for the
Pueblo's alleged violation of North
Korean waters last Jan. 23 when
she was captured. The 82-man
crew will be be released without
such an apology.

BONN, Germany (p)- Chan-+
cellor Kurt George Kiesinger de-
clared yesterday the North Atlan-
tic Treaty Organization must re-
view its troop strength in Europe
and abandon the idea of any one-
sided cuts if Soviet forces persist
in their occupation of Czechoslo-
vakia.
The occupation by some 20 So-
viet divisions, "a large p a r t of
them close to our frontier," has
put NATO at a disadvantage mil-
itarily, Kiesinger said in a policy
address on the reopening of West
Germany's parliament after its
summer recess.
"These Soviet troops are in a
high degree of readiness which en-
ables them to act with extraor-
dinary speed," he added.
Consequences of the invasion
will be discussed by NATO min-
isters in a series of meetings over
the next two months.
Defense Ministry sources in Lon-
don said Britain is urging its al-
lies to call off planned cuts in
their forces in Europe. Belgium,!
Canada and even West Germany
have been considering reductions
in the lineup, f r o m which the
United States has pulled 35,000
Americans this year. British offi-
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cials want European members .to e Delivering a speech approved ina
rely more on themselves.t advance by his Cabinet and majort
Not all intelligence men share party leaders, the chancellor saidt
Kiesinger's view that the occupa- Moscow's propaganda campaign
tion has put NATO in a jam. Brit- against Bonn was to attempt toi
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Soviet Union to leave as many as Czechoslovakia.s
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ance of power between NATO and mission of occupying Czechoslo-S
the Warawr Patwnions tu andl vakia." But the events "compel us
the Warsaw Pact nations thus will to exercise increased vigilance,"
remain unchanged. he added.
Some British officials were said h
to feel that NATO should ,warn
the Soviet Union against any mili- U1
tary move against other European ortu Oaip
nations - s u c h as Yugoslavia,r
Austria and Finland - and re- tl
main strong enough to make the a
warning believable.
The Kremlin has long ranked LISBON 0P) - President Amer-
West Germany as a major menace ico Thomas designated Marcello
to the Communist East. In a re- Caetano yesterday to head t h e
cent declaration that the Western government of Portugal in place
powers rejected, the Russians of the critically ill Antonio Sala-
claimed they had the right to use zar, reliable sources reported.
force to combat what they called Caetano is a 62-year-old law pro-
Neo-Nazism and militarist-revan- fessor.
chism among the West Germans. The formal announcement of his
They have denounced German choice, rumored almost from the
efforts to improve relations with beginning of Salazar's illness, is
Eastern European counti'ies as a expected soon.-
plot to disrupt Socialist unity.
Kiesinger accused the Soviet The designation brought to an
Union of trying to drive a wedge end the 40-year reign of Salazar,1
between the United States a n d who lay in a coma brought on by I
Europe. a brain hemorrhage.
"It is trying to cause confusion Thus, for the first time in nine7
within t h e Western alliance, to days, the Portuguese would have
separate the United States from under Caetano a functioning gov-1
its European allies and, not least, ernment. Salazar, 79, suffered a#
to isolate the Federal Republic of massive stroke Sept. 16 and lapsed1
Germany," he said. into unconsciousness.
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Democratic Leader Mike Mans-
field of Montana, who backed
President Johnson's June 26 nom-
ination of Associate Justice Fortas
to succeed Earl Warren as Chief
justice, termed Fortas's accept-
ance of the fee unfortunate.
It was unfortunate, Mansfield
said, because "it breaches the ex-
traordinary insulation which must
exist between the Supreme Court
and other branches of the gov-
ernment and private business."
Senate leaders pushed aside all
other business including the $71.9-
billion defense appropriation bill
and the nuclear nonproliferation
treaty to meet the simmering For-
tas appointment head on.
"Rather than keep the Senate
in a state of suspense on the
Fortas nomination," Mansfield
said, "I decided it was better to
face up to it now."
Opponents immediately an-
nounced they will seek to hold the
Senate floor indefinitely against
Mansfield's motion to call up the
nomination for formal approval.
CLOTURE
An Associated Press survey
showed the opposition has enough
votes to keep a filibuster going.
Mansfield indicated he might
move to invoke the debate-limit-
ing cloture rule early next week if
he deems this necessary, bht this
would require a two-thirds ma-
jority of senators voting.
If all 100 senators were present,
34 no votes would be enough to
defeat a cloture petition, and the
AP count showed at least 36
senators would vote against clo-
ture.
This was brought home to t h e
Senate by Sen. James O. Eastland,
D-Miss. chairman of the Judici-
ary Committee, who said there
are "a surplus of votes" to pre-
vent debate from being cut off.
He declared Fortas's nomination
is "doomed to defeat."
The Judiciary Committee voted
11 to 6 in favor of confirming the
appointment, but Eastland con-
tended in a statement that For-
tas's decisions as an associate jus-
tice "clearly demonstrate that his
judicial philosophy disqualifies
him for this high office."
Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, D-S.C.
also based his opposition on what
he termed the philosophy of the
Warren + court, Saying "the ap-
proval or disapproval of this -phil-
osophy is the issue."
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PRAGUE (1)--With more than
half a million Soviet-led troops
still occupying Czechoslovakia,
the nation's reform-minded Com-
munist party reaffirmed yesterday
it will press on with reforms de-
signed to make the party function
more democratically.
The reform is contained in the
party's proposed statutes \ which
have been criticized in the Soviet
Union as being counterrevolution-
ary. They were first published 10
days before the military invasion
designed to halt the democratiza-
tion process.
The new statutes would provide
such reforms as secret balloting
and publication of minority opin-
ions. Both are in opposition to
Moscow-style orthodox commu-
nism.
The reassertion came against a
background of delays in a' trip
to Moscow by the Czechoslovak
leadership to discuss further So-
viet demands aimed at curbing
liberal reforms and a withdrawal
of some of the Soviet, East Ger-
man, Polish, Hungarian and Bul-
garian troops.
There were rumors -that Soviet
and Czechoslovak leaders had
sharp differences over the com-
position of the Czechoslovak dele-
gation and over the agenda.
The reassertion to proceed with
the party reform came in a Rude
Pravo interview with R. Filus,
chief of the Central Committee's
organizational and political sec-
tion.
Rude Pravo is the official organ
of the Czechoslovak party. Filus
said, "I think that the published
draft corresponds to basic Marx-
ist-Lenininst principles . . ."
Filus rejected a return to "ad-
ministrative methods which con-
siderably discredited' the party's
role in the eyes of the public be-
fore January 1968," when Hard-
liner Antonin Novotny was ousted
as party chief.I
Rude Pravo also announced the
rehajailitation of one of its former
editors, Olga KreJcova, Who was
punished and expelled from the
party in the 1950s for supporting
Yugoslavia in its quarrel with the
Soviet block.
!'In Russia artists were. warned
yesterday not to seek the liberli-
zation which developed in Czech-
oslovakia before the Soviet-led in-
vasion.N
Viktor Konovalov, a board sec-
retary of the Russian Federation
Artists' Union, told an organiza-
tion meeting that artists here
must not deviate from the official
Soviet style of "Socialist realism,"
which glorified communism.

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