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Vol. LXXIX, No. 56

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 2, 1968

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Hanoi agrees
to conference
By The Associated Press
North Vietnam today announced it will take part in four-
party peace talks in Paris as proposed by President Johnson
in his bombing halt package.
A Radio Hanoi broadcast, billed as an official statement,
said "with the agreement of the central committee of
the National Liberation Front, the government of the Demo-
cratic Republic of Vietnam announces it is ready to hold a
conference to consist of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam,
the National Liberation Front, the United, States and the
Saigon government."
The broadcast said the United States was forced to call
a bombing halt because "it was facing great defeats in Viet-
nam and increasing condemnation and pressure from the
--peoples throughout the world.



to qualifyk
A last-minute campaign to pro-
test the choices in Tuesday's elec-
tion is gaining momentum both
in Ann Arbor and acrpss the coun-
try. However, the protest is un-
usual because it will involve voting}
for Hubert Humphrey.
The local campaign, started last
week by Prof. Peter Eckstein of
1,__ and

"This is a great victory for the
entire Vietnamese people of both
the North and the South," said$
the broadcast, monitored in Hong
Hanoi added the plan to include
the South Vietnamese government K
in the Paris peace talks "does not
mean the Democratic Republic of
mpietnam recognizes the puppet Dean Rusk Nguyen van Thiesi
South Vietnamese government." ,
Hanoi contends .that the NLF, the
political arm of the Viet Cong, is ATTACK CO NVENTIONS
the only representative of South
In Paris. North Vietnamese Am-
bassador Xuan Thuy, eader ths seek nonl pr
a communique acknowledging

not acceptable
By The Associated Press
President Nguyen van Thieu said yesterday South Viet-
nam will not attend peace talks in Paris next week because his
government cannot agree to bargain with the National
Liberation Front (NLF).
The Texas White House and the State Department gave
a "no comment" last night to this latest development fn the
peace negotiations.
Thieu, in an address to a joint session of the South
Vietnam Congress, said the only real path to the end of
the war is direct negotiations between Saigon and Hanoi. He
said to accept the NLF, the political arm of the Viet Cong, as
a separate entity at the four-party talks would set a pre-
cedent for possible formation of a coalition government in
South Vietnam.
Thieu mentioned only the Nov. 6 meeting would be
skipped, but he also indicated he probably would not send a
delegation to later meetings if' -
his objections were not satis-
fied. Pollsters
Some highly placed American
officials took a wait-and-see atti-
tude on whether the Saigon gov-
ernment would eventually dispatch Ia
nemotiators to Paris. Several US. lr1
Sofficials said that while a Saigon'
t-am might not get there by next
Wednesday, they believed o n e sI1PvefbV
would show up sooner or later.
South Vietnam and the NLF
both have "observer" teams in From Vire Service Reports
Paris which have not participated The Gallup and Harris polls
in the talks between Hanoi and.siyetraanefctoth
the U.S. leading to the bombing Vietnam bombi g halt on voter
Y halt. V e n m b m in a t o o e
Thieu's announcement anneared opinion should show up in polls
to be a direct slap at Washington, they will take just before the elec-
which had called off all bombing tion.
in North Vietnam v-stprday in Both of the major pollsters plan
order to open the way for peace to sample opinion on the presi-
'eaotiations involving all f o u r dential candidates with surveys
oarticipants in the war - North yesterday and today to be released
Vietnam, the United States. South Monday. Harris also plans to poll
Vietnam and the NLF. on Sunday and release the re-
t Whether or not South Vietnam ,sults on election morning and

President Johnson's order for a
bombing halt. It said a meeting of
the four parties "will be held in
Paris, not earlier than Nov. 6,

Editorial Director
Richard Nixon had just been
nominated. In Miami Beach. stu-

changing the process by which
Presidential candidates are chosen.
Shortly after the Republican
National Convention, Weinberg
and a hometown friend. Rick Bar-

Mary, but communication between
the chapters is almost non-exist-
ent. Barnett attempted to organ-
ize the petition days at the other
180 schools by working through

the economics department anad U
dents who had come to work for ,
-nett, a University of Pennsylvania student newspapers which tra-
Prof. Rhoads Murphey of the The communique did not com- Gov. Nelson Rockefeller gathered ditionally have been reluctant to
geography department, is an out- ment in any other way on John- in dejected groups of twos ard sophomore, spent two weeks re- have eentrlucta
growth of a similar campaign son's order: It said U.S. Ambas- threes and traded "Lindsay mnsearcning past proposals for na- asue
started in Princeton, N.J. sador Averell Harriman and his rees atns taed sLdsay i tionwide primary elections. ryoles.
assistant, Cyrus Vance, had in- ' 72" buttons. Other students across thtim te Weinberg freely admits that hie
Backers of the canpaign plan formed Thuy Wednesday of John- the nation were similarly unhappy. Since , organiza- has no idea at how many cam-
to induce liberal Democrats to son's p to anone tf bomb- "In 1960 and 1964 I wasn't very tion they started has contacted puses petitions will actually be
cast their ballots for- Humphrey s well informed and I really didn't several U.S. Senators known to circulated.
by encouraging them to qualify ing halt the following day. understand what was goin ~ ,, favor the idea of a national pri- "We wanted to capitalize on the
their vote by sending a letter of: At the same time, the North mary and is organizing the circu- dissatisfaction generated by the
says Neal Weinberg. '71. "But latssntoffpetitionseNov.t13 throug
protest to Humphrey explaining Vietnamese delegation issued a watching the Republican conven- 15 on 180 campuses. elections," he argues. "I we had
their reservations. five-page denunciation of the tion on television this year really1
T"message of the local cam- American war of destruction" in got me to thinking." If the drive is successful, the.
ThV tnamdocuments will be presented to
paign is "Let's Be Counted Twice Vietnam. Since then, Weinberg and sev- Congress, which could then devise
-a Real Protest and a Real Vote." Harriman yesterday cautioned eral others have been doing a lot: an amendment to the Constitu- pp
In its letters to Humphrey, the against expecting "too rapid re- of thinking. The result: Citizens tiona
group stresses, they are voting for sults" in the four-sided talks, and for a National Primary, a group Ay
him in spite of the bad perform- long, hard bargaining is probable of students on several campuses: At the Unversty, the citizen's
ance of the Johnson administra- before a cease-fire can be agreed across the country dedicated to group has already recruited 45 l e[t 1 m on
tion. Participants in the campaign upon. members and hopes to attract'
feel this will allow them to vote more to its first mass meeting By NADINE COHODAS
fee tiswil alo temtovot Erlerin asinto, ec A-1 M E 9 Wednesday evening.
and still allow them to vocalize a tary of State Dean Rusk publically 1A CM E, 9U Tesplan whicitizens for a, The Michigan Opportunity,
protest- urged other, unnamed govern- National Primary is proposing Award Program. now in its fifth
Novelist Hortense Calisher, an ments to use their influence to isss stipulates a uniform nationalpri-ear, is expanding at a steady
early advocate of the campaign, get North Vietnam toward a settle- us wa es mstyu s apunsod tioa ri- yf rtis Depaning the
mary' (as opposed to a series of (rate. Despite a setback duringth
suggested the following wording mient of the war. statewide primaries) with estab- 1965-66 school year, the program
for this protest in a letter sent to Ruskreferredonlytoresnivesa 8lished maximum spending reg- has increased from 70 entering
the New York Times. "sgmoavernments and leading A mi, F d t f State ulations. Candidates would get-freshmen i 1964 to include 167

waited until we were completely
organized we wouldn't have gotten
ihe petitions going until next
April. By then, the interest would
have evaporated."
Whatever the result of the peti-
tion campaign, Barnett and Wein-
berg plan to meet shortly there-
after with Sen. Mark Hatfeld (R-
Ore) a national primary propo-
nent before deciding on their next

step. hows up at the conference table,
"If we fail we will probably re- Lhe T1.. and North Vietnam will
group and try again," Weinberg till be able to negotiate on ma-;
Spredicts."We aren't about to give issues includingrcease fire
pret.-gv and withdrawal of troops. Hanoi
UP. has said it would be ready to get
into substantive talks once the
bombing halted.
aw ard s Thieu was formally opposed to
the bombing halt until early yes-
tArday when he issued a statement
that South Vietnam "does not op-
st d en ps oose a cessation to the bombing
and will keen watching to see if
North Vietnam has in reality re-
Opportunity Award nominee can- snonded to the de-escalation of the
not contribute at least $600 toward war or continues to be stubborn."
Sthe cost for one year, he can be: Any recurrence of rocket attacks
iven a federal Educational Op- on South Vietnam cities. inform-
portunity Grant. The University ants said. would make it mo r e
then must match the federal grant difficult for Thieu to accept the
dollar for dollar. Johnson formula.
The University's total scholar- In his address to the Con-ress.
ship fund contains about $1,000,- Thieu said, "The most imoortant
000 this year. The Regents-Alumni nuestion is to have the necessaryI
Scholarship fund contributes conditions to achieve peace.
$574,000. The Opportunity Award "We will never accept surrender4
funds account for $324,000, and to the Communist aggressors. I'
the Michigan Public Junior Col- will never lead the country into a
lege Scholarships add another venture that would! turn me into
$80,000. a traitor. I believe that our peo-
An additional $500,000 is avail- ple and our soldiers . . . would
able from federal education op- prefer to fight to the last in order
portunity grants, Parker says. that their children might live."

A Harris survey taken just a
week before election day shows
Hubert Humphrey trailing Rich-
ard Nixon by only three percent-
age points. Nixon led 40 to $7 per
cent, with George Wallace receiv-
ing 16 per cent and 7 per cent
undecided. This marked a gain of
two points by Humphrey from the
previous Harris survey.
Harris said the gap "has thus
narrowed within the statistical
margin of error." This means that,
for probability samples like the
pollsters use, the figures given
may be off by as much as three or
four points.
Nixon's margin was largest in
the West and narrowest in the
East, with Wallace still leading in
the South but slipping. Harris said
the trend suggests "the possibility
of Nixon just edging out an elec-
toral college victory."
But he conceded a Humphrey
gain of another two or three points
in the final days could push the
Vice President ahead in the East
and close enough to Nixon in the
Midwest to deny the Republican
an electoral victorly.

"I am a Democrat (or Repub- personalities" whom he said had
lican) opposed to Administration been asserting "something goodC
policy. Although you were not my would happen if we stop thej
candidate for the nomination, I bombing," his remarks were ap-
plan to vote for you because I iparently aimed primarily at the
cannot on any score vote for Soviet Union.
Nixon. Sir, if you get the people's Moscow has reportedly assured
mandate, remember me." the U.S. that if the bombing were
Murphey said his group has al- ended, North Vietnam could be!
ready secured between 75 and 100 expected to take constructive -ac-
signatures from local people who tions toward peace.

American e eat i ouue
County, and Municipal Employes
(AFSCME) met yesterday to dis-
cuss specific wage and benefits
proposals for the first time.
During the negotiating sessions.
held almost daily between the
union and. the University for the
past six months, talks have been
limited to non-economic issues.
Although contents of the AFS-
CME economic proposals were not
revealed, it is known that they
were first presented to University
negotiators Wednesday night.
Spokesmen for both sides ex-

their names on the primary ballot students this fall.
by presenting petitions signed by The Opportunity Award pro-
a number of voters equalling one gram is designed primarily to aid
per cent of the party's popular disadvantaged freshman within
vote total in the last Presidential the state. Emphasis is placed on
election. helping those students from urban
Primary election results would ghettoes.
be binding on the national party "We are pretty confident we can
conventions, although the conven- find students for continued ex-
tions would choose the Vice-Presi- pansion," John Chavis, program
dential candidates. coordinator says. "However, the

also agreed to donate $5 each to
advertise tle campaign.
.a The campaign appears to be
meeting with considerable success
across the country. Murphey said
he heard as many as 160,000 peo-
ple have pledged to support the
campaign throughout the country.

Rusk also said, "I think South
Vietnam will participate in the
talks." His news conference broad-
cast came a few hours before


But the group is flexible about;
the plan. "We are far more in-
terested in generally reforming the
selection process than in any spe-
cific measure," says Weinberg.
The organization is faced withI
a number of problems. Otherj
chapters have been organized at
Stanford, Penn, and William and

South Vietnamese President Ngu- pressed optimism that this turning
yen Van Thieu said Saigon would point in the negotiations would
not attend peace talks in Paris result in the signing of an initial
next week. contract soon.



submits construction request

degree of expansion depends on
the funds available.
"We're starting to attract high
school students with better back-
grounds," says Ivan Parker, asso-
ciate director of financial affairs.
"In the first year of the program,
we offered students the Oppo'-
tunity Award in February of their
senior year.
"Now, we tell ninth grade stu-
dents that if their school work
continues to be good, they can
receive an opportunity award
when they are seniors. And they
:ork towardthat goal," he adds.
Those of us who run this pro-
gram believe in it, Parker claims.
He says the money used to aid dis-
advantaged students is "probably
the best investment we make."
Parker says this year's alloca-
tion of $324,000 for Opportunity
Awards was enough to cover tui-
tion increases.
Both Chavis and Parker would
like to see the program include at
least 200 new students each year.
Parker says the recommendation
for next year's program includes
185 students. He admits that
eventually "I'd like to see 800 stu-
dents receiving scholarships."
Clhavis says there also is the

* The University asked the state
Legislature for $12.8 million
yesterday in building funds for
the coming fiscal year.
The detailed request was de-
livered to the State Bureau of
the Budget for inclusion in its
proposal to the Legislature for
the 1969-70 capital outlay bud-
"The academic facilities in
our request' are most critical,"
said Arthur Ross, vice president
for state relations and plann-

30 per cent is needed to con-
tinue projects which the Legis-
lature has already authorized.
Renovations and additions to
older buildings such as the Na-
tural Science Bldg. account for
another 35 per cent of the re-
The remaining 35 per cent
would be for new building pro-
Ross noted that planning has
been completed on a Modern
Languages Bldg. and a new
architectural and design college.

John McKevitt, assistant to
the vice president and chief
financial officer said, "All we
can do now is present our re-
McKevitt said the state also
has financing problems and
added, "Passage of the graduat-
ed income tax amendment on
Tuesday's ballot would be a
Besides submitting a request
for the coming year, the Uni-
versity gave the bureau an esti-
mate of construction need
H -11- ah 1 ()i74

Ross hopes to secure funds to
begin planning a classroom and
office building, a new building
for the engineering college, an
engineering - technical library
building, a library learning re-
sources center on the Dearborn
campus, and a classroom and
office building at Flint.
Remodeling funds are re-
quested to continue work in the
East Medical Bldg. and to be-
gin work on the General Lib-
rary, and on roads and utilities.
Some University projects are

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