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Sunday, October 6, 1968


Page Three

Sunday, October 6, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three


HHH assures Johnson

U.S. suspends
diplomatic ties


Viet bombing stand

Humphrey, although eager to
stake out an independent Vietnam
position, has assured President
Johnson he would not automatic-
ally halt bombing of the North if
t elected.
Humphrey, a top aide said yes-
terday, gave Johnson this word-
and included it in his Monday

campaign broadcast on Vietnam,
-because he did not want to de-
rail preliminary peace talks in
This source implied that the
Democratic presidential candidate
inserted the condition for a bomb-
ing halt because he was wary lest
he depart so far from administra-
tion policy that Hanoi representa-

tives in Paris might be tempted to
sit on their hands to await the
election returns.
As the Vice President himself
said later, the emphasis in his
Vietnam speech was on halting
the bombing rather than on any
Johnson welcomed Humphrey's
private assurances and is standing
by his unqualified public endorse-
ment of the Democratic candi-
From the outset, Humphreyj
wanted to set himself apart from
the Johnson administration, if
only to court his party's Viet-
nam doves. But he did not want
to rupture his official and per-
sonal relations with the President.;
Some of the Vice President's
advisers urged a complete break
with Johnson. Others saw no po-
litical profit in that. And within
each group there were those who
emphasized that nothing should
be said that might jeopardize the
Paris talks.
Keeping his-own counsel. Hum-
phrey inched toward the day of1
decision. To one television audi-
ence he announced he was "not
the prisoner of LBJ; whatever;
you may accuse him of, he has
not captured me."
At another time he said with
emphasis, that North Vietnam!
should negotiate now because
it wouldn't get a better deal from
him. t
Then came last Sunday evening,
when final decisions had to be
made. Humphrey and key advisers
-several flown from the East to
his overnight lodgings in Salt
Lake City-pondered the problem
far into the morning hours.
In midafternoon Monday, Hum-
phrey drove to .a television studio
to film his speech. Within the
hour, teletypes of the national
news services began drumming
out accounts of the speech. This
is how Johnson first got word of
what Humphrey had to say.
Only after the news accounts
appeared did the White House ob-
tain a full text of Humphrey's
speech, from the Democratic Na-*
tional Committee offices here.
Still later-about five minutes
before the filmed appearance was
broadcast to home TV sets, John-
son got a call from his Vice Presi-




LIMA, Peru i? - Uncertainty brought about by the re-
cent coup here has caused a suspension of U.S. diplomatic ties
with Peru.
A spokesman for the State Department said the U.S. mis-
sion will remain in the country. He pointed out that a sus-
pension of ties was not the same as a formal break in rela-
The announcement followed nullification Friday night
of a disputed contract with -a U.S. oil firm by the military
leaders of the Peruvian coup. They said government officials
responsible for the contracts

-Associated Press
FIRST SECRETARY ALEXANDER DUBCEK talks to Dr. Josef Spacek, a member of the Czech
Presidium. Dubcek returned to Prague yesterday af ter confering with Soviet leaders in Moscow. The
meeting resulted in the "temporary" stationing of Warsaw Pact troops in Czechoslovakia.
Democrats lead race
fr control of House

School dispute
New York City police grapple with a demonstrator outside Seward
Park High School on the city's Lower East Side. Violence flared
yesterday after the school's principal refused a demand to release
students to join in the demonstrations in support of community
control of city schools.
Saturday and Sunday
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1957
Based on the 1935 best seller by H. Cobb'
From the director of Dr. Strangelove
and 2001 A Space Odyssey.
A rare and powerful U.S. anti-war film
f those I ttle sweethearts won't face German
bullets, they'll face French ones."
"There are few things more fundamentally encour-
aging and stimulating than seeing someone else
"The finest American film of the year . . . one of
the screen's most extraordinary achievements."
-Hollis Alpert.
7:00 and 9:05 75c ARCHITECTURE

crats are leading in enough races
to maintain narrow control of the
next House of Representatives.
But holes in that strength could
keep them from electing Hubert
H. Humphrey if the presidential
race is thrown into the House.
A district-by-district Associated
Press survey also shows that
Democrats could lose some of the
congressional races which they
now lead if Republican Richard
M. Nixon sweeps those areas in
the presidential balloting.
With one month to go before
election day, the taly shows:
Democrats - Ahead in 184
districts and leading in 46 contests
rated close, for a total of 230 po-
tential seats, 12 more than needed
to control the 435-member House.

* Republicans - Ahead in 152 Delegation control of 10 states
districts and leading in 31 con- hinges on House races now rated
tests rated close, for a total of 183 as tossups. Even more unpredict-
potential seats. able are the votes of the other
The other 22 races are rated eight states where candidates
tossups. - have publicly declared they may
The survey shows - Republicans not support their party's presi-
not yet matching the gain of 40 dential candidate in a House
seats predicted by House GOP showdown.
leader Gerald R. Ford. Based on survey results, the Illi-
Even if the Republicans won all nois, Montana and Oregon dele-
22 races now rated tossups, they gations would be split evenly be-
would gain only 18 seats from tween Republicans and Demo-
their present 187. To control the crats, and thus potentially stymied
,House, they must gain 31. from casting a presidential ballot.
This survey is not a prediction Oregon, despite its 2-2 party'
of how the races will turn out split, could, however, wind up in
election day but a report, based the Nixon column if Rep. Al Ull-
on interviews and observations, on man, a Democrat, should win re-
how the races stand as of now, election and switch from Hum-
Money, campaigning, the influ- phrey. Ullman has said: "If I
ences from the presidential cam- think that the election of a Demo-'
paign-any or all of these could cratic president who has a minor-
change district situations before ity of the tally in the vote will
the Nov. 5 voting. be detrimental to the interests of
Democrats now control the the nation, I will do what is best
House 245-187 and there are three for the nation."
vacancies. Democrats have a ma-
jority in 28 state delegations, Re-
publicans in 18 and four are tied.r
If George C. Wallace's third- W 0
party presidential bid keeps any
candidate from receiving a ma-
jority of the 535 votes in the elec-
toral college, the election will go By The Associated Press
into the house, where each state WASHINGTON - The Senate
will cast only one vote regardless preparedness investigating sub-
of its size. committee yesterday proposed the
Even if the Democrats win the "development of a new air super-
230 races in which they now lead, iority system."
these would assure them the votes In a unanimous report, the sub-
of only 15 states in presidential committee charged Pentagon offi-
balloting. The Republicans' 183 cials have consistently underesti-
potential seats would give t h e m mated Soviet progress in de-
votes of 17 states. veloping new tactical aircraft.
"The United States appears to

would be "brought to justice."
The military leaders did n o t
name the officials it considered
responsible for the contract with
International Petroleum Corp., a
subsidiary of Standard Oil of New
The military leaders used the oil
dispute as a pretext for taking
power Thursday. Observers believe
Gen. Juan Velasco, the army chief
of staff who heads the "revolu-
tionary government," is consider-
ing a complete takeover of the
firm's assets.
In New Yorksa spokesman for
Standard Oil said a satisfactory
contract had been reached with
the. Belaunde government and no
money was owed outside the con-
Belaunde, in exile, in Buenos
Aires, said he would travel today
to Chile or Bolivia, couritries bor-
dering Peru, and await a call "to
go back and fight."
Asked about charges of corrup-
tion in his regime, Belaunde said,
"I am willing to return to my
country and submit myself to a
trial to verify my assets. I can
say emphatically that I came out
of the government poorer than I
went in."
Partly through U.S. initiative,
the nations invoked for the first
time a declaration signed in Rio
de Janeiro in Novembbr 1965 pro-
viding for talks prior to the rec-
ognition of any regime that took
over through a military coup. Peru
is a party to the declaration.
It says t h a t before extending
diplomatic relations to a defacto
government it must be determined
if that government "is ready to
take the necessary steps to hold
elections within a reasonable per-
iod of time, giving the people the
opportunity to participate freely,
in the corresponding electoral pro-

So0'viet 1
VIENNA (MP) - Czechoslovak de-
fense minister Martin Dzur said
yesterday he believes "the major
part" of foreign troops will leave
Czechoslovakia territory within
three weeks.
Speaking over Czechoslovak ra-
dio, Dzur said he had negotiated
this with Soviet defense minister
Marshal Andre Grechko at Muka-
cevo, Carpatho-Ukraine. He did
not disclose the date of the talks.
"I am convinced that by the
50th anniversary of the foundation
of the Czechoslovak Republic on
Oct. 28 the overwhelming majority
of foreign troops may be expected
to withdraw."
But Dzur added that the Prague
leaders would have to reciprocate.
He apparently referred to Sov-
iet demands for ouster of liberal
functionaries still active in party
and government and for a more
strict observance of the newly in-
troduced censorship.
The defense minister did n o t
mention t h e talks between the
Czechoslovak and Soviet party
leaders that ended Friday in Mos-
cow. The talks resulted in agree-
ment on stationing some Warsaw
Pact troops in Czechoslovakia.
He said the Czechoslovak army
would help the government pre-
pare for "the highest possible
number" of foreign troops to with-
draw from Czechoslovakia.



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have a qualitative advantage over
the Soviet Union in aircraft which
have as their primary mission air-
to-ground delivery of ordnance,"
the report stated.
But, it said "this qualitative
advantage in air-to-ground tac-
tical aircraft has erroneously been
used by the Department of De-
fense to justify its conclusion that
the United States has an over-all
tactical air advantage over the
NEW YORK-New York City
teachers will begin voting tomor-
row on whether to again strike

id news roundupI

the 1.1 million pupil schol system
here in the lingering and bruising
struggle over who is to run the
- "I am convinced there will be
a strike," said the teachers' union
head, Albert Shanker, "and it
could be called for by Tuesday."
* * *
LIBSON-Police swinging night
sticks dispersed a crowd of left-
wing s t u d e n ts demonstrating
against the Portuguese govern-
ment yesterday.
It was the first instance of
mas protest and violence in Por-
tugal since the disabling illness
and subsequent 'replacement of
authoritarian Prime Minister An-
tonio de Oliveira Salazar by Mar-
cel Caetano.
Shouting "liberty, democracy
and socialism," about 100 students,
from Lisbon University began an
unauthorized march to a statue
of a pre-Salazar republic leader.
Police blocked the way and the
students took another r o u t e
through a shantytown. Police pur-j


sued them, beating about a dozen
stragglers with clubs and fists,
witnesses reported.
The students threw stones at the
police] but apparently hit none of
them. Tlie witnesses said it could
not, be determined whether the
stones flew before or after the
police charged.
* * *I
Wiggins arrived from Washington
yesterday to take up his duties as
the United States' new chief U.N.
He conferred with Secretary of
State Dean, Rusk in Rusk's New
York hotel suite, inspected his new
office in'the U.S. Mission, oppo-
site U.N. headquarters, and plan-
ned afternoon conferences with
the mission staff.
* * *
WASHINGTON -- The Census
Bureau figures that about 74 mil-
lion Americans will cast votes for ,
the next President Nov. 5 if the
same percentage of the voting-age
population goes to the polls as it
did four years ago-
This estimate is based on a
record voting-age total of 121.5
million people, including service-
men overseas. The 1968 total is 2.1
million more than the 114.4'-mil-
lion !people of voting age in 1964
when 70.7 million, or 62 per cent
actually voted.
The baby boom shortly after
World War II has contributed
heavily to the record number of
young people-12.4 million-who
have reached voting age since the
1964 'election.
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