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Pr igh-7 5
Partly cloudy and warmner,
slight chance of raini

Vol LXXIX No. 55 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, November 1, 1968 Ten Cents
Harvey'andhis four ears of questionabli
By JIM HECK penditures of funds for extradition Association (WCDA) with the J. Postill, Sgt. William H. Stander, immediately requested an opinion Sheriff's Department, tightening The
and PHILIP BLOCK trips; sheriff's help. However, the as- Cpl. Harold E. Kerr and Deputy on the situation from Atty. Gen. their control over Harvey's finan- pamp
MlMismanagement of the coun- sociation soon veered from the Alfred R. Bland, took their case Frank Kelley. cial activities, safety
Many legal as well as ethical ty jail, including the maintenance organization of a "company un- before the State Labor Mediation Kelley then issued a preliminary But the supervisors stopped nually
questions have been raised in the of an "incorrigible cell"; ion" which Harvey desired, to an Board where they eventually, won report suggesting the County short of severe reprimands, which sociat
past four years concerning the ac- 0 Responsibility for rising in- organization pushing for bargain- back pay compensation and an or- Board of Supervisors begin an in- Koch and others had demanded. non-p
tivities of Washtenaw County's surance costs for his patrolmen, ing rights. der directing Harvey to reinstate vestigation into Harvey's office. The supervisors have since drop- and i
sheriff, Douglas J. Harvey. because of their alleged high acci- The issue came to head when them. peTvpthe investigation and s ent profit
The questions have been raised Thed heuinvstigaion anppoented aj
by county officials as well asrais dent rate; Harvey ordered the WCDA lead- But several of the deputies, es- special the a comitte t their findings to the circuit court appea
individual citizens. But, unfortun- * Negligence in cutting off ers to retract a public statement pecially Postill and Sgt. C a r 1 conduct the inquiry. They submit- and to Kelley. Th
few of these important ques- communications between his de- they made concerning plans to Koch, an outspoken supporter of ted written questions to Harvey Harvey s answers to the super- public
tions have been answered. partment and the Dexter police take legal action unless the as- the WCDA who Harvey fired in concerning his management of visors' questions were given under count
The major charges levied against force. sociation was recognized as the April, have continued and extend-xoath. Since that time he has while
wasercognzedrscthaAprlshveecntinedaadaexend- extradition trips, a jail commis- dne oeo hs nwr.jbf
Harvey are exclusive bargaining agent for the ed their campaign against t h e sary and his publication of a denied some of those answers job f
* Unfair labor practices against Ironically the first formal 62 sheriff's deputies. sheriff. "Safety Guide." then
the deputies union; charges against Harvey arose out The deputies refused to obey In July, Koch filed a petition Harvey has returned several sets On Oct. 10 the supervisors ask- But
" Questionable financial prac- of a dispute with his deputies. Harvey's order and the sheriff with presiding Circuit Judge of sworn replies. The board mem- ed Harvey: "Have any monies con- refuse
tices in the publication of a Safe- In August, 1967, some of Har- consequently fired four of the un- James R. Breakey Jr., requesting bers called the replies "highly un- nected with th so-called Safety sociat
ty Guide, the operation of a pri- vey's deputies began formation of ion leaders on Dec. 4, 1967. a one-man grand jury investiga- satisfactory" and voted Oct. 22 Guide . . . been diverted to your relati
soner's commissary and the ex- the Washtenaw County Deputies The deputies fired,'Deputy Fred tion of Harvey's office. Breakey to establish a running audit of the personal use?" S

Twelve Pages
e law
Safety Guide, a 70-page
ilet of advertisements and
notes. is usually printed an-
by the State Sheriff's As-
ion. The association is a
rofit group of state sheriffs
s supported solely by the
s made from advertisements
ring in the guide.
association sends a team of
relations men into each
y soliciting the advertising,
performing a public relations
or the sheriff. The guide is
printed and distributed.
in 1967, Harvey, who had
ad to pay his dues to the as-
ion, told the team of public
ons men not to bother can-




urges students to

NLF deie
to attend


consider strike support

Student Government Council
urged students last night to con-
sider if they "might not better
spend Nov. 4 and 5 participating
- in the activities of the national
student strike rather than at-
tending classes."
However Council members stress-
ed the statement was an bxpres-

sion of sympathy for the strike
rather than an explicit statement
of support.
Council also rejected a motion
to reaffiliate with tle National
Student Association and strongly
censured Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs Barbara Newell for
blocking an SGC allocation to
SGC, Inc.

An Editorial . .
FOUR YEARS AGO~liberal voters in Washtenaw Coun-
ty supported the Democratic candidacy of Douglas J.
Harvey in an effort to oust the ossified regime of Repub-
lican Sheriff George Peterson.
They succeeded in electing Harvey, but not in re-
forming the office of sheriff.
During his four years in ffice, Sheriff Harvey has
turned his public trust into a public disgrace. His tenure
in office hias been marred by serious and repeated charg-
es of financial irregularities to which Harvey has made
no adequate reply and \which have not been thoroughly
investigated only through the laxity of the County Board
of Supervisors, the Washtenaw County Circuit Court and
the office of the Governor.
But these charges are not the only, or even the most
serious, flaws in Harvey's administration.
The sheriff has turned law enforcement in this
county into a sorry, and not very funny, joke. On repeat-
ed occasions, he has been guilty of cynical and capric-
ious application of the law. Excessive force is commonly
used in making arrests. Conditions in the County Jail
became half-civilized only after the intervention of the
State Department of Corrections forced the elimination
of medieval torture chamber Harvey called his "incor-
rigible cell"
Clearly support for Harvey in this election is out of
the question. But return to the primitive regime of Pet-
erson is equally unacceptable. Peterson is an old-fashion-
ed conservative Republican, who was never faced with
a test of his tolerance for student protests. But under
his long tenure the indiscriminate brutalization of local
blacks was a common occurence.
FORTUNATELY, IN THIS election, we have more to
choose from than the dismal choices presented by our
major parties. Jim "Joe" Lewis is running as the candi-
date of the New Politics Party on an enlightened plat-
Lewis believes in community control of police agen-
cies and in civilian review boards as a check on abuses
of police power. As a resident of the Ypsilanti black com-
munity, Lewis is sensitive to the problems of our urban
Lewis believes that the right of defendants in the
custody of the sheriff must be rigorously protected. The
protection afforded by previous incumbents of the office
has been less than complete.
Lewis, who is a UAW local bargaining committee-
man, strongly supports the right of sheriff's deputies to
form a union and to bargain collectively. Sheriff Harvey
has gone so far as to fire or force the resignation of dep-
uties who tried to buck his tame house union and set up
a viable bargaining agent.
Lewis' qualifications for the job, while not over-
whelming, are at least as good as those of Peterson and
Harvev. He served as a Washtenaw County Sheriff's

Council member Michael Davis,
who introduced the strike motion,
said "SGC members are not sure
if they are willing to stay out of
classes, yet we do want every stu-
dent to consider this possibility."
However, member Gayle Rubir
criticized the motion as "wishy-
washy and thus not in support of
the strike."
SGC rejected the stronger pro-
posal as being invalid in face of
their own doubts over supporting
the strike.
Executive Vice President Bob.
Neff, questioned whether SGC
could accept the stronger state-
ment when "most of the students
on campus don't support the
An informal poll taken of Coun-
cil members indicated that only
Miss Rubin would participate in
the strike.
Council further criticized whe-
ther the strike tactic was an ap-
propriate means of teaching SDS'
"The issues set forth by SDS
don't correspond with the tech-
niques they plan to employ, Davis
Council member Sharon Lowen
claimed "reasonable demands for
the strike have not been articu-
SDS called the nation-wide stu-
dent strike to dramatize student
dissatisfaction with the electoral
process, and to protest the war
in Vietnam.
In other action, SGC defeated a
motion asking Council to reaffil-
iate with the National Student As-
SGC broke ties with NSA last
October shortly after a disclosure
that NSA had been accepting
funds from the CIA.
Miss Rubin introduced the mo-
tioi for reaffiliation since "NSA
was doing some exciting things in
the area of academic reform."
Council also formally censured
Vice President for Student Affairs
Barbara Newell for delaying a
$100 allocation from SGC to SGC,
Council charged Mrs. Newell
with "acting contrary to a valid
vote of SGC, contrary to the SGC
plan and contrary to custom."

WASHINGTON (R) -- President Johnson announced last
night that a complete halt to all bombardment of North Viet-
nam will begin at 8 a.m. this morning.
The President, addressing the nation, said he had decided
t'o take this step-with the concurrence of his top military
advisers and the governments of all the allied powers fighting
in Vietnam, "in the belief that this action can lead to progress
toward a peaceful settlement of the Vietnamese war."
Hanoi was notified of the decision.
And negotiations, on the basis of it will begin in Paris
next Wednesday with the government of South Vietnam
represented at the conference
table. The latter was a key
bone of contention. lj jj l ets
The National Liberation Front'j
also will be entitled td sit in on the
new-terms maneuvering for peace
in the long, costly war on the
other side of the world.
Just what the form of repre-
sentation of the Viet Cong will be
on Hanoi's side of the bargaining L Le n n
table will be is not clear, exceptB
that this government is not re-
cognizing the NLF as an equal, Associted Press Political Writei
participating government. WASHINGTON -- Hubert H.
"What we now expect-what we Humphrey got his biggest con-
have a right to expect-are tribution of the presidential .cam-
prompt, productive, serious and paign last night with President
intensive negotiations in an at- Johnson's decision to halt all bom-

--Associated Press
PRESIDENT JOHNSON meets last night in the White House Cabinet Room with top military and de-
fense advisors before announcing the bombing halt. At right are presidential assistant Walt Rostow,
right, and Undersecretary of State Nicholas Katzenbach.
"12 d1 /2 , 14L e-k cr 0 Lb SO41"144 0i

If Students for a Democratic
Society seek recruits, the place not
to look is among the deserters and
draft resistors in Sweden and
France today. Despite the commit-
ment of one of the most political
of acts-deserting the U.S. Army
because of a war they cannot
stand -Americans t h e r e who
sought "humanitarian asylum"
are not the militant anti-war
types that a first guess would
This was one of the thoughts
of Prof. Joseph Sax of the Law
School who returned yesterday
morning from a two-week trip to
those two strongholds of Ameri-'
can deserters.
Sponsored by Clergy and Lay-

J, t (AU 1" I (1V ~5f r ,G U (4 mosphere that is conducive to I bardment of North Vietnam.
progress," Johnson said. But the haze left hanging over
Some progress already has come H a n o i's reciprocal intentions
0 in the action he has taken, John- clouded the impact of the Presi-
son said, and in indications that dent's action on Tuesday's ballot-
I Hanoi is willing now to talk in ing.
9 h I more substantive terms. Republican and Democratic
But the President said that strategists agreed privately that
men Concerned About Vietnam, did. and it was then that they steady determination and patience Humphrey, as the Democratic
the trim's purpose was to give :became political, still will be required, along withprsdnilnmnwodbn-
known anti-war Americans a "Their politicization' is in thestl"wlberuidaog ih presidential nominee, would bene-
chance to contact desertersans courage, steadfastness and per- fit psychologically by even a be-
hopefully, to talk aboute nd, best sense of the word," Sax says, severance here at home to match lated presidential decision to take/
They are thoughtful about Amer- that of the men fighting in Viet- an action that has become a sym-
when they returned. ican society and the war, they trya nam. bol of the cataclysmic dissension
Like draft dodgers in Toronto, to figure out the meaning of The presidential announcement within the Democratic party
resisters and deserters in Europe what happened. Above all, they was delivered from the movie
are not the typically political are aware." theater and broadcasting studio in Highly placed Democrats said
type. They are not even the ex- That awareness, their common the East Ming of the White House. Johnson's decision to test Hanoi's
pected urban, middle class lib- trait, brings out a few common re- I It followed a brief meeting John- reciprocal intentions could only
erals who oppose the war so actions. One is the desire to read, son held an hour and a half act to cut the ground from under
vocally here. "It is part of their attempt to earlier with his top security, de- Democratic anti-war protesters
And they are not martyrs. Sax understand what they had done," fense and diplomatic advisers in who have been inclined not to
explains "They do not see them- Sax says, "They are seeking an I the Cabinet Room.' 'vote at all Tuesday.
selves as especially noble or es- understanding of what motivated I And along the way, the chief On the other hand, Republican
pecially brave, resisters of the them to desert. Most had not executive took time to notify the strategists suggestec that the Pres-
Establishment." thought that deeply on it before three presidential nominees, Dem- ident's action, only five days be-
Sax says it is difficult; if not they did it." ocrat Hubert H. Humphrey, Re- fore the election, would be con-
imposs, to deifieth by nSee U.S., Page 2 See JOHNSON, Page 6 sidered by the voters as a cynical
i gy-r-any of thecvenattempted coup to swing the elec-
tional sociological terms-class, " tion.
But above all of this political
education, social status. The un- bickering stood the towering de-
derlying common traits-and Sax. En g i n 13 ' 1 1.J f £'eA i 1bickermndgofteoottersasrgstee
emphasizes that generalization onmnd of the voters-as registered
this is risky at best-are very in- " 4 by responses to both major can-
diviuaisti, " cerainsenitiitytn c rra io ndidates when they have talkied of
an intolerance to thingsvery:stviy I;Cp o T gI peace in the campaign-to get the
wrong that they saw around Vietnam war over with.
them." 'This is what politicians say is
By MARTY SCOTT cil last March in a motion that the innate demand of the voters.
It may have been, he points out,'The Engineering Council last stated "Unless these two condi- They say it wells above their
exactly theirstraight-laced up- night denounced Student Gov- tions are satisfactorily met the desire for "law and order"-with
bringing in the face of what they ernment Council's plans for in- Engineering Council will not sup- oAr without justice as the individ-
saw that made them desert. "Most corporation but demonstrated sup- port incorporation." ual case may be-to end the riot-
of them were raised on 'God, port for SGC itself. i Bloch added that on the basis ing in the streets and its attend-
country and apple pie'," Sax says, The disapproval was expressed of an exchange of letters and ant crime wave.
''And, believing that, they werein a motion by Executive Vice conversation with SGC members, Significantly, Humphrey said
particularly vulnerable to the President Chris Bloch. Criticism he feels that a majority of them in Newark, N.J., that Johnson's
shock they received." A more p- centered on Bloch's claim that do not understand incorporation. decision would "help the cause
litically sophisticated person would SGC has shown managerial irres- In other action, the Council dis-
not have been as surprised as they ponsability in its present status cussed its decision to establish it H of peace.
at what they saw, Sax believes. and should not be trusted to run self as the student government of His Republican opponent, Rich-
-- - _ _, i rd M Nf?'ixorn. hadino Antionbut

Radical Caucus votes
not to support strike

The Radical Caucus last night
voted not to endorse the student
strike being sponsored by SDS for
Nov. 4 and 5.
The Caucus also decided to in-
tensify its efforts in circulating
petitions that demand an end to
language and distribution re-
quirements. Many members stress-
ed the idea that the campaign is

The Caucus has already secured
about 2,000 signatures on their
petitions. It was originally seek-
ing 3,000 signatures, but because
of the success of the drive it will
attempt to garner about 4,500
signatures. The SGC petitions al-
ready have an additional 2,000
A suggestion was made to mus-
ter additional support by having
a petition that would just call for

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