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Vol. LXXIX, No. 59 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 6, 968 FREE ISSUE

Eight Pages

Democrats
hold on C
WASHINGTON (P)-The Demo- overcome. They may lo
crats clinched control of 91st eight Senate seats.
Congress last night, capturing a In the House, Republi
majority of the House and Senate were slight in several
seats, although with narrowed states where they had c
margins. picking up seats. The stro
If the Presidential race were to ing by the incumbent I
go into the house, the Democrats made it unlikely the G
would probably control 26 dele- capture control.
gations, enough to name the win- At 3 a.m., 219 Democ
ner. secured seats in the H(
- Republicans took Senate seats party, which now con
from the Democrats in Maryland seats and has two vacan
and' Florida and led in three other ted no new seats. Meanv
states, but the big Democratic publicans had won electi
holdover majority from the 90th positions. The election r
Congress seemed too big to be no gain for the GOP, w
GOP gaipIs spi

retain

Nixon
slim Ii

ongress
se six to controls 187 seats and has one
vacancy. Two hundred eighteen is
can gains a House majority.
eastern J. William Fulbright, chairman
ounted on of the Senate Foreign Relations
ong show- Committee, defeated his hawkish
Democrats Republican opponent, Charles Ber-
OP could nard. Fulbright was expected to

holds
rargin

crats had
ouse. The
trols 245
ncies, net-
while Re-
on to 163
represents
hich now

have difficulty gaining a third
term because of his outspoken op-
position to the war in Vietnam.
With 35 per cent of the vote tab-
ulated, Fulbright had 81,431 votes
to Bernard's 56,305.
Wayne Morse, another noted
Senate dove, was staging anuphill
fight early this morning against
his Republican opponent Robert
Packwood. Morse, attempting to
abucka strong Nixon trend in Ore-
gon had polled 257,403 votes to
Packwood's 268,759. This repre-
sents 67 per cent of the Oregon
vote.

Large states hold balance-
ny The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Richard M. Nixon guarded a thin lead
early today as he and Hubert H. Humphrey were virtually
deadlocked in their tense presidential race.
While Nixon held an ,edge in the all-important Electoral
College, the lead in the popular vote see-sawed between the
Republican and Humphrey.
With 76 per cent of the nation's precincts reporting, Cali-
fornia seemed to hold the key. Assuming both candidates win
the uncertain states leaning to them (Humphrey: Pennsyl-
vania, Texas, Washington, Maryland, Missouri; Nixon: Illi-
nois, New Jersey, Ohio) the outcome in California would de-
termine the Presidential Winner. Only 26 per cent of Cali-
fornia's precincts have reported with Nixon leading .narrowly.
With 76 per cent of the precincts reporting, Nixon's to-
tal was 24,558,985 or 43 per cent; Humphrey's total was 24,426,-
837 or 43 per cent; Wallace's total was 8,288,131 or 14 per
cent.

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From Wire
The race for control of th
be a draw as of 3 a.m. The Re
torial races, three of which fo
cratic camp, and were leading
had captured six races, two o
control,
Six races were still to clc
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New M
Virginia.
Of the 21 seats, 13 are pr
eight by Republicans. If the R
leads, they will increase their
LATE
DEARBORN - Voters in the
Detroit suburb of Dearborn yes-
terday approved a referenxidum
calling for immediate withdrawl
of U.S. forces from Vietnam by
a vote of 19,557 to 14,676.
A similar referendum was de-
feated in 1966.
ANN ARBOR - Incumbent
Ray Smit has won re-election to
the state House of Representa-
tives. With 96.6 per cent of the
precincts reporting, Smith total-
led 13,076. His Democratic op-
ponent, George Sallade polled
10,294.
DETROIT-With 90 per cent
of Detroit's 1,111 precincts re-j
porting, it appears Robert Tin-
dal and Anthony Wierzbicki
have won in the contest for the
two vacant seats on Detroit
Common Council. The " vote
totals were Tindal 142,755,
Wierzbicki, 139544, Blanche
Parent Wise, 133,101, and Rev.
David Eberhard, 128,666.
Lucien Nedzi, the Democratic
incumbent in the 14th district,
was evidently elected late lastE
night in a wildly fluctuating
race. With 40 per cent of the
precincts reporting, Nedzi over-
turned the lead Republican
Peter O'Rourke had held much
cf the evening.
Late returns on the five bal-
lot propositions provided a few
surprises.
Voters rejected amendment
one by an overwhelming 75 per
cent no vote, which would have
;ltered the state constitution to
eliminate a clause prohibiting
graduated income taxes.j
A fast reversal of proposition
two figures showed Daylight
Savings Time favored by a very
slight majority of the voters.
lVnt* a c~ynnnnrt ar t1, i~a rh.

In very early returns from Cali-
fornia, Democrat Alan Cranston
was leading over conservative Re-
publican Max Rafferty. Rafferty,
Service Reports state director of education, and ai
ie 22 governorships appeared to Reagan supporter defeated Sen.
epublicans had won 6 guberna- ThomasKuchel in the Republican Incumbent Republican Rep.
i primary. Marvin Esch defeated former Con-
rmerly had been in the Demo- Cranston had 23,837 votes to gressman Wes Vivian yesterday in
in three more. The Democrats f Rafferty's 15,908.j the Second Congressional District.
f them taken from Republican Abraham Ribicoff, another out- With 70 per cent reporting, Esch;
spoken critic of the Johnson ad- led, 69,523-60,519.
ose to indicate a winner - in ministration, succeeded in defeat- Esch, who unseated Vivian inJ
ing his Republican opponent Ed-196wohidstctbkepn
exico, North Carolina and West win H. May Jr., a former Congress- 1966, won his district by keeping
man. At midnight, Ribicoff held a his opponent from registering the
commndig 10,00 voe lad, victory in Ann Arbor that local
esently held by Democrats and commanding 100,000 vote lead. Democrats had deemed necessary.'
republicans maintain their slim Democrat Paul O'Dwyer, who -1
tmajority to 29 of the ;had refused to support Vice-Presi-
tdent Humphrey, until after the New Politics candidate Bert Gars-
-50 state. Republicans now bombing halt was dealt a resound-' kof had 582 votes in Ann Arbor.
head 26 state governments, ing defeat by incumbent Repub- Esch, appearing at a victoryl
the Democrats 24. lican Jacob J. Javits, Javits' lead party at the Statler Hilton said,{
Republican victories were clear- me of the largest in his poli- "I think this shows the faith andI
RpuiAitoriDesawreclear- tical career, in a state where trust the voters have in us." Not-
iam shrizona, DelaWasingt n Humphrey forces carried the na- ing the national trend, which at
and Wisco sin. The GOP secu 'tional election. the time indicated a Humphrey!
ed new seats in Delaware, N e w See GOP, Page 8 victory in the popular vote, Esch
Hampsire and Vermont. ----- _.2added, "I think there is a greata

akes

disrc

responsibility on us in light of I expect, that the Republican-
what happened nationally." Democratic ratio is now about Allocating all of the electoral votes in uncertain states to
The victor did not make his 55-45." he said. the candidates leading in them would put Nixon over the 270
statement until 1:30- a.m. He had "The election saddened me, not 'mark. Such a calculation, however, would involve conceding
spent much of the evening at St. 'personally, but because I am California to Nixon, without which he would still be shy of
Joseph's Hospital, where his afraid the Wallace votes and
mother-in-law was hospitalized backlash will cause more Cong- 270.
due to a heart attackdshe had suf- ressmen to be conservative in an If neither Nixon nor Humphrey can put that majority to-
fered earlier in the day. age when that is not the answer. gtethoucm wilr anind btfrtlas4wek
Vivian, speakin at a scheduled People who ignore reality can only gether, the outcome will remain in doubt for at least 4 weeks
victory party at UAW Local 38 on create disaster for us. I'm con- I until the electoral college meets and casts its vote.
South State Rd. shortly after mid- cerned that these people will' And should it deadlock then the choice would go to the
night, said, "I see no likelihood ignore the failure in Vietnam," he House of Representatives, for the first time in 144 years.
that the trend tonight can be continued.
reversed. Mr. Esch has won re- Vivian added, "I feel a little re- Nixon and Humphrey ran far ahead of George C. Wal-
election. This is not a great sur-, lieved; I may well be one of the 'lace. But the Deep South electoral votes captured by the third
prise to me personally; it is a fact most relaxed people here. I hope ' party candidate could prove crucial in determining whether
of Congressional life. I thought the man who has been re-elected either is able to fashion a clear victory now.
I'd lose by 9000 votes, will recognize his obligation to
"Prior to 1964, this district had solve America's problems." For Nixon, the tension of election night could only recall
b Prir 1964,nthis dipsictad In the state congressional another night, eight years ago when the choice was between
been 57 per cent Republican. His-y
torically, it has had a Democratic races, Democrats held a tenuous him and the late John F. Kennedy. He lost that one, by the
Congressman only every 32 years. grasp on seven of the state's 19s
seats. narrowest of margins.

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Meanwhile, the Democrats were
assured of an equal number of
gubernatorial wins: Montana,
Missouri, North Dakota, Rhode
Island, Texas and Utah. T h e
Montana and Rhode Island vic-
tories represent new gubernatorial
seats for the Democrats.
In a close Illinoisrace, incum-
bent Samuel H. Shapiro was trail-
ing Richard B. Ogilvie, president
f the Cook County Board of
Commissioners, a change from
earlier returns. The presidential.
race within Illinois shifted from
the Republican to Democratic col-
amn in late returns.
Ogilvie and Shapiro concentrat-
ed on personal records, both
stressing "law and order" and the
institution of a state income tax.j
Shapiro came to the governorshipI
when President Johnson appointed
Gov. Otto Kerner to a federal
judgeship.
Two New England states broke
with six years of tradition and!
See GUBERNATORIAL, Page 8

One upset was a see-saw race in Nixon, once rated a commanding leader by the pollsters,
a r v ea cthe 14th District, where Repub- had watched his standing shrink in the .waning days of the
through most of the evening be-I
fore finally losing to incumbant The victory of which he once deemed certain became an
Dcmocrat Lucien Nedzi. elusive goal as the major industrial states-upon which he had
0 The 14th district includes East counted heavily and in which ie had campaigned intensively
Detroit Hamtramack. Harper slipped into the Humphrey column.
Lewis reac es 15% Deocanratsaeveoped.prt'
Wots and G eeoined.s A spokesman for Richard M. Nixon said that the election
ed campaigns in five districts ,is closer than Nixon originally expected, but he said the form-
Democratic Sheriff Douglas J. well in Ann Arbor's First and than a 2-1 margin over Petersen. which Republicans won two years ' er vice president is increasingly confident of winning.
Harvey was re-elected yesterday Second Wards (the black neigh- i Harvey, whose victory came on ago, but were not terribly success- Herbert G. Klein, director of communications for Nixon
by an overwhelming margin, as he :borhoods and the campus area), the same day the State Treasurer's I ful
swept normally-Republican Ann and tallied heavily in black areas office announced the seizure of Besides Vivian's challenge to said reports from California, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, and Mis-
Arbor precincts to add to the ex- iof Ypsilanti. his financial records said from his Esch in the second district, Dem- souri indicate that Nixon will carry those key states, with a
heaied mcrh aiccumYpadin In the race for Washtenaw campaign headquarters, "I'm very ocrats campaigned heavily in four total of 129 electoral' votes.
Township.1County prosecutor, incumbent Re- happy to win. The voters 'of other districts. Klein stuck to his prediction that Nixon will win 300 Elec-
publican William F. Delhey was Washtenaw County evidently want In the third district, which in- toral College votes. A minimum of 270 is required to win the
With 80 per cent of the vote re-elected over challenger John good law enforcement." cludes Kalamazoo and Battle
tallied, Harvey had 29,944 votes, M. Toomey. With 80 per cent re- Hle added, "People are tired of Creek. Democrat, former Calhounprsdny
to 18,899 for Republican ex-s porting,mDehey led Toomey, reading that ragmop of yours. County socialservices director Klein continued to assert that Nixon's plurality in the
Sheriff George Petersen and 9,055 29,857--24,208. i Why don't you start printing the Thomas Keenan failed by a sub- popilar vote will be near 3 million.
for New Politics candidate Jim Harvey's victory came primarily truth once in a while?" stantial margin to win over Re- , See HHH, Page 8
Joe Lewis. from his surprising showing in I Harvey has had a running bat- publican incumbent Garry Brown.. ______--.--_---
Lewis' vote, totalling slightly Republican sections of Ann Arbor. j tle with The Daily ever since the In Flint. the state's seventh dis-
over 15 per cent, was far higher He carried some precincts in the paper printed an article on con- tict, a somewhat closer race
than expected. He did particularly Fourth and Fifth Wards by more ditions for prisoners in the County avored Republican incumbent
Jail. Recently, Daily articles led ,Donald Riegel, Jr. over the Dem-
*d tuo tsohfiancae' r edio hs! Inrt hanethdr, ictl ichBle.i-Ilv S a0o
Lewis, whose candidacy began eludes the entire Upper Peninsula
as a protest movement, denied, and parts of northern Michigan,
however, that he was uplifted by Democrat Raymond F. Clevenger
the returns. was soundly defeated by Repub- By JIM HECK Westol said he cannot predict
"I guess the people got who they lican incumbent Phillip E. Ruppe. Investigation of the County when the audit will be completed.
wOS u ranted," he said. "The people Clevenger lost to Ruppe in the Sheriff's Department was inten- According to local sources, at
wanted a racist, and they got one. 1966 congressional race. I sified this week when the State least one man from the treasury
pI ran to win, and as far as I'm I h 9hdsrcwihi-Dprmn fteTesr u-dprmn pn several days last
sentee votes from the ward. Mrs. board by the mayor last year." concerned, it's a poor vote."e ludes Pontiac and part of Oak- poenaed records of Sheriff Dou- week questioning Harvey in his
Brazer, however, receive much of | Ellis claimed he will maintain He also alleged that there were land County, Vivian's former aide glas J.' Harvey, state officials re- office. The financial records, how-
her support from students -- a his 'moderate conservatism" on voting irregularities in Ypsilanti's Gary Frink was defeated by Re- port'ed yesterday. ever, were not subpoenaed until
group that rarely votes absentee. the new board. "I believe in the fifth precinct, and said he would publican Jack H. McDonald,.{ The records were picked up yesterday.
Byrd attributed his v i c t o r y future," the black supervisor said, continue working for a Citizen's Frink had indicated he was pri- 'Monday at the request of State Westol said the results of the
largely to student support. "but we can't discard the past." Review Board despite his loss. marily preparing in this election Auditor General Albert Lee. audit will be given to the county's
as n- Petersen, whom Harvey defeated for future races. 1 Atty. General Frank Kelley in three circuit court judges. Only
"I stood with the students Neil A. Mast, Republican, in- in 1964, was unavailable for com- Re.Jh 0'D
through all the protests. I'm a cumbent, retained his position in ent is na angr said Rep. John Conyers, a Demo- August requested that Lee con- the judges, Westol said, will have
friend of the students," he said. the Second District by defeating ;that no one had seen the candi- cratic incumbent was unopposed duct an audit of Harvey's depart- the power to release the findings.
Byrd took the student sections of Democrat Harold W. Hunawill by date since 11 a m. yesterday in Detroit's first district. ment at the same time he suggest- Presiding circuit Judge James
the ward bV mnr than 9-1 +a . - , . - ,----- --'-.-,-,--., -Fourth district incumbent Re- ed the County Board of Super- Breakey has before him a peti-

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Republicans won se
Democrats took five o
county supervisor pos
elections yesterday. By
1however, an important
Ann Arbor's Second War
conclusive.
Two Democrat incumb
visors were defeated. D
defeated incumbent Joh
out in the First Warc

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of the 131
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morning,
race in
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