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Vol. LXXIX, No, 69 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 7, 1968 Ten Cents

Twelve Pages






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wins in

Sen. Wayne Morse

Absentee totass
Morse win doul
By The Associated Press ed his disfavor
PQRTLAND, ORE. - The Sen- administration
ate seat of veteran Democrat ported the Presi
Wayne Morse hung in the balance the war.
late last night and it appeared the Packwood is a
final results will not be known who has served t
until the end of the week. Oregon House o
The important absentee ballots where he becam
-- some 5,000 - will determine the Republican force
final outcome.
Morse t'railed Republican Robert
PackWood, a Portland lawyer by Close
2,433 votes with 2605 of the state's SAN FRANCIS
2606 precincts reporting. dent Robert S
The elections registrar's office the 18,000-stu
in Portland said the unofficial t- San Francisco
tal vote was 395,574 for Packwood yesterday after
and 393,141 for Morse. The of- police broke up
fice said the absentee ballots test.
would not be counted before to- Smith said t
morrow night. reopen today.
Morse isr an outspoken critic of There were s
the Vietnam War and specifically -none repor
of the Johnson administration's police broke up
policies in South Vietnam. He 2.000 demonst
has been sharply critical of fel- times broke
low Senators who have supported threatened noo
the war.' No arrests w
The delay in the final outcome and white stu
was reminiscent of 1954 when Ore- campus quietly
gon Democrat Richard L. Neu- the Black S
berger unseated Republican Sen. whose 10 dema
Guy Cordon, but didn't know it in a strike yest
until 48 hours after 4he polls demonstration.
Packwood's nip-and-tuck race
with Morse had been expected.
The _cam~paign was vigorous-
Morse playing, down his dovish
stand on the war and Packwood
pointing it out.
Morse narrowly won his state's Li
Democratic primary.
If Morse does win, it will be
in a big Republican year for Ore-
gon. Nixon received Oregon's elec- M
toral votes and Republican re-
presentatives Wendell Wyatt and Washtenaw C
Jphn Dellenback were returned uary won't be
to Congress. today. Despite
During the campaign, Packwood encouraging lib
emphasized his difference with the county wen
Morse on how the country should retaining or
get out of Vietnam. Packwood said servatives to m.
he favors staying there if the '
South Vietnamese government Most ndicat
takes steps to bring about land re- was the reele
form and end corruption. But he Douglas Harve
claimed he would support our exit over his neares
if the South Vietnamese govern- George Peterser
ment failed to attain these objec- If Harvey's
i tives. prise, the sho
Morse was first elected to the rcandidate Jim
Senate in Oregon on the Repub- ctdid re Jm
lican ticket. Later as a Democrat moctod his s
in 1966 Morse supported Repub- ms fehisdsu
lican Mark Hatfield's successful he defeated bo

crats retained firm control of
Congress in Tuesday's election,4
making Richard M. Nixon the first
President since the start of the
two-party system to take office
>:. ~without his party in charge on <
Capitol Hill.
Although the Republicans scored
a net gain of at least four Sen-
ate seats, it was not enougt to
overcome the Democrats' holdover
margin from the 90th Congress.
If Democrat Wayne Morse'
loses, and he is trailing in a tight
Oregon race, the new Senate line-'
:up will be 56 Democrats and 42
In the House, the GOP barely
dented the big Democratic ma-
jority, picking up a net gain of
four seats, which left it in the
minority in the 243-192 split.
This was in amazing contrast
to pre-election claims by the GOP
of a gain of 20 to 30-and Demo-
cratic expectations of a loss of
10 or 12.
In the Senate Sen. George Mur-
phy, (R-Calif.), chairman of the
GOP Senate Campaign Commit- PRESIDENT-ELECT Richai
tee, had predicted a pickup of 10 one of his, daughters at his New
seats and said the Republicans conrtgeh.
might even win control, which country together
would have required an overturn
of 13.
If past experience is any guide,
however, Nixon can look forward
to prompt and favorable Senate
action on his first key appoint-
ments-his 12 choices for his Cab-
There will be submitted as soon v e n
1 as he takes office Jan. 20. The
Re Senate traditionally acts on them
almost immediately and has WASHINGTON (P) - Republi-
r a r e ly rejected a presidential ^ans seized seven governorships
choice. from Democrats to capture their
1t u Nixon served as the Senate's biggest majority of the nation's
presiding officer for the eight state houses in 15 years, mostly in
years of his vice presidency under states where GOP President-elect
with the Johnson President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Richard M. Nixon won by sub-
- Duncan sup- There was a conspicuous cool- stantial margins.
dent s position on ness between him and many Dem-
ocratic senators in those years. The victories minus two guber-
Some of this old feeling might renatorial losses to Democrats put
aPortlandlawyer m fhsna total of 31 governor's chairs in
three terms in the main. Republican hands to 19 for Demo-
f Representatives The animosity grew out of sharp jReus. hads t 19 for o-
.e a leader of the attacks Nixon made on veteran coats. This marks a net gain of
s. Democrats in the 1952 and 1954 five and surpasses the 30 held by
campaigns in which he raised is- the GOP in 1953 and 1954.
sues of communism and subver-! But Nixon's presidential victory
u s f m m n s nd sbsion.r- lm ost certainly returned one gov-
Nixon's legislative and budget ernorship to the Democrats. In
SCO (AP)-Presi- recommendations will go before gaining Spiro T. Agnew on Nixon's
,mith shut down Senate committees which will ticket the GOP lost him as Gov-
dent campus at } have about a 3-2 Democratic ratio ernor of Maryland and the Demo-
State College compared to 2-1 in the 90th Con- 1ratic-controlled state legislature
squads of city gress. will choose his successor. Maryland
p a student pro- But Southern senators will have has no lieutenant governor.
a major role on most of the com- Republicans took governorships
he school would mittees. In some cases, they may from Democratic control in six
join with Republicans to form a states carried by Nixon - Dela-
cattered injuries majority in support of Nixon eco- ware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New,
ted serious-as nomic and social proposals, ex- Hampshire and Vermont.
a crowd of some pected to be more conservative In the seventh state won from
arators who at than those submitted in the Ken- the Democrats, Republican Arch
windows and nedy and Johnson administra- Moore bumped a big Democratic
a-deontrtos. tions. presidential vote margin for Hu-
n-dere made. Black Votes in the more heavily bert Humphrey to become West
dees mle.fBlthk Democratic 90th Congress showed Virginia's second Republican gov-
udents left the strong backing for the greatly ernor in 40 years. Moore defeated
as requested by reduced budget deficits Nixon is the bid of former state-legislator
tudents Union, expected to stress. James M. Sprouse to replacei
nds culminating Other presidents have found Democratic Governor Hulett C.
erday led to the themselves with the opposing I Smith, who was legally barred
party entrenched in Congress dur- from running to succeed himself.
See DEMOCRATS, Page 9 The Democrats struck back by!

toral votes.
The Nixon victory was narrow-
he received only 43 per cent of
the popular vote and it failed to
generate a big enough Republican
resurgence to crack Democratic
control of Congress. Republicans
did. however, pick up four House
and five Senate seats and fiveE
governor's chairs.



CHICAGO ()-Richard M. Nixon
won the presidency by clinching

--Associated Press
rd M. Nixon is presented with a mock presidential seal sewn by
York City hotel. Nixon pledged to a cheering audience to bring the
licans captue
governorship tS

As tabulating of the avalanche Illinois' 26 electoral votes but his
of nearly 70 million votes neared victory party was delayed yester-
an end, the popular vote lead day by a handful of missing pre-
teetered between Nixon and Hum- cincts in Cook County Chicago.
phrey. In 1960 Republicans cried that
With 93 per cent of the total the Kennedy-Nixon election was
vote tabulated, the count in mid-Istolen in that same county.
afternoon showed: Nixon 29,519- The missing ballots from about
667, Humphrey 29,558,136 includ- . 150 precincts were reported by a
ing votes from two slates of elec- Democratic official to be safe in
tors in Alabama. the basement of the Civic Center,
Third-party candiate George across the street from Mayor
C. Wallace received slightly more Richard J. Daley's office in City
than 9 million votes-about 13.Hall.
per cent of the total. Thy former Newsmen threw a scare into
Alabama governor's emotion- Nixon supporters when they re-
charged campaign threatened for ported that each of the precincts
a time to plunge the election into had approximately 400-500 votes,
the House, but he carried only but it quickly became apparent

WASHINGTON (N) - Republican Richard M. Nixon, com-
ing back from political oblivion, narrowly won election yester-
day as the 37th President of the United States.
He immediately pledged full efforts "to bring the Amer-
ican people together."
Squeezing past Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey in
the critical late-counting states of Illinois and California,
Nixon harvested 287 electoral votes - 17 more than needed
to succeed Lyndon B. Johnson as President and to return the
White House to Republican hands after eight years of
Democratic rule.
Early today Vice President Hu-
bert H. Humphrey picked up theJ aIe
state of Washington's nine elec-

swing over

capturing Montana and R h o d e
Island from the Republicans. Atty.
Gen. Forest H. Anderson, can-
paigning largely against a tax
hike, overcame Nixon's edge in
Montana to oust GOP Governor
Tim Babcock.
In Rhode Island, former state
judge and legislator Frank Licht
rode in with a big Humphrey vote
to oust three-term Republican
Governor John H. Chafee.
Nixon's crucial victory in Illi-
nois was also apparently a major
factor in Republican Richard B.
Ogilvie's defeat of Democratic
Governor Samuel Shapiro.
Republican Russell W. Peterson,
a DuPont company official, de-
feated Delaware's Governor Char-;
les L. Terry in a campaign based
largely on Terry's age, health, and:
his having kept national guards-,
Eseli takes
Dens. winl

men in Wilmington ever sin
quelled rioting there last
Indiana Secretary of Sta
gar D. Whitcomb capture
state for the GOP after vow
veto any ,tax hike. NewI
shire Republican House S
Walter R. Peterson won
state's governorship after r
to make any of the pre-e
promises his Democrat op
Former Iowa Republican

ce they
.te Ed-
d that
wing to
n that


fine states-- -all in the South.
Even as the last votes were
being counted, both Johnson and
Humphrey promised cooperation
and unity in the shift of executive
power to Nixon and his running
mate, Gov. Spiro T. Agnew of
Maryland. The changeover will
come with their inauguration Jan.


Rep. Marvin Esch

(R) tallied,

man Robert D. Ray switched his From his Texas ranch, John-:
state to the GOP column ,a f t e r son wired congratulations to Nix-
accusing his Democratic opponent, on and promised to "do everything
state treasurer Paul Franzenburg, I in my power to make your burd-
of helping sink the state into fin- ens lighter."
ancial trouble. "I hope that our people will
Republican Dean C. Davis won turn now from the divisive con-
the Vermont governorship to end tentions of the political campaign
six years of Democratic rule. Be- to a united search for peace and
See REPUBLICANS, page 8 social justice," Johnson said.
~ Humphrey also sent a telegram
d o .. to the president-elect, saying "you
e i thave my support in unifying and
leadingthe people."
Conceding defeat, Humphrey in
a quavering voice told several
hundred cheering supporters in a
Sege ts Minneapolis hotel: "I've done my
best. I've lost. Mr. Nixon has won.
The democratic process has work-
With 223 of the districts' 243 ied its will, so let's go on with the
precincts counted Esch led Vivian urgent task of uniting this coun-
84.954-71,388. ' try."
Democrats Gerald Dunn and A half-hour later, as the stock
Robert Nederlander unseated the market advanced with word of his
two incumbent Republican Re- victory, a smiling Nixon flashed
gents Lawrence Lindermer and the victory sign with upraised
Frederick Matthaei Jr. hands and told a jubilant crowd
Totals last night gave Dunn in a New York City hotel that
(D) 1,441,485; Nederlander (D) "Bring us together" will be the
11505,664; Lindemer (R) 1,307,186; motto of his administration.
and Matthaei (R) 1,325,258 with ; And he reaffirmed his pledge
97.1 per cent of the vote counted. to cooperate with Johnson in the
Local returns paralleled Esch's post-election period "in bringingj
victory, but were opposite, in the peace to the world."
Regents race. The Vietnam war was an over-
Final county returns gave Mat- riding issue of the turbulent presi-
thaei 38,083 votes and Lindemer dential campaign, and Nixon said
36.335. Challengers Dunn and Ne- See NIXON, Page 2

that the lagging precincts were
insufficient to alter Nixon's 117,-
126-vote lead over Vice President
Hubert H. Humphrey.
There were also about 400 un-
reported precincts in Downstate
counties, but they were dismissed
without concern since Nixon won
all but 10 of the 101 Downstate
Nixon's final unofficial vote was
2,064,756 compared with the vice
presidential's tally of, 1,929,254.
Republicans, constant with the
flush of victory, did not announce
they would seek investigations of
the missing ballots. Neither did
the defeAted Democrats but Da-
ley, in a post-election news con-
ference, said of the unofficial re-
turns. "It's conceivable mistakes
were made. A careful check may
turn up very interesting results."
The mayor said he had not or-
dered the state's attorney to in-
vestigate. "I don't speak for the
state's attorney," he said.
He said he believed there were
irregularities in two west suburb-
an townships where, he said, poll
officials counted paper ballots in
judicial races before contests at
the top of the ticket. This, he
said, delayed reports on the major
races in those precincts.
Edmund J. Kucharski, chair-
man of the Cook County Repub-
licans, said that 2,500 to 3,000
Republicans in the suburbs were
refused ballots Tuesday and told
their names were not on the rolls,
"It would be more than an un-
usual occurrence," Kucharski
said. He added that the Republi-
can vote-watch on the West Side
prior to the election insured that
"it was a fair election."
See DALEY, Page 8

up a final 13,000 vote lead over
Weston Vivian (Di for the dis-
trict's seat in the House of Repre-
sentatives, and the two Dem-
ocratic candidates for University
Regent were definitely victorious
as the final returns came in lastr


le c
aily News Analysis
County government
much different 1
the election of
beral Democratic 's
nt through Tuesday
electing new hard
ost county position
ive of this conserva
ction of Democra
y by more than 1
t competitior. form
large margin wasi
wing of New Poli
"Joe" Lewis was.]
han 10.000 votes.
pport from Ann Ar
th his opponents i



in county offices


next Jan-
than it is
two very
's election
dline con-
tive trend
at Sheriff
2,000 votes
ner sheriff
not a sur-
tics Party
Lewis col-
Hie pulled
bor where
in at least

in Ann Arbr Ward Two where former board
chairman Bent Nielsen (R) finally won the
battle against liberal Marjorie Brazer (D .
Nielsen's final margin was less than 150
votes out of a total of 3350 votes cast.
Nielson, an outspoken foe of Harvey and
student demonstrations, pulled his victory
out of the heaviest populated student dis-
trict. Mrs. Brazer, wife of Prof. Harvey Braz-
er, chairman of the University's economics
department ,defeated Nielsen by more than
2 - 1 in the most heavily populated student
But Nielsen turned the tables and rallied
more than 675 votes against Mrs. Brazer's
300 in precinct four. Early yesterday morn-
ing, however, this gave Nielsen only a 35
vote lead.
Though the absentee ballots - some 200
- were still outstanding for the district,
Ni]-,An haA fr al -nratipal nn.P . wnnV

(Bradbury, Mast, Taylor, Walterhouse and
O. Herbert Ellis, a black incumbent sup-
ervisor-elect who calls himself "moderately
conservative" shares that ideological nitch
with incumbent supervisors-elect Nielsen,
Howard Hand and newcomer William Lands.
Only Republican David Byrd, a black
architect and professional city planner, will
represent any Republican progessivism on
the new board. Byrd upset incumbent super-
visor John Teachout in the First Ward.
The heavily student populated precinct one
gave him a margin which carried him to his
final victory.
But the heavily conservative board will
not go unnoticed as most conservative bodies
usually do. It may not pass much new legis-
lation in the areas of taxation, welfare, or
county government structure, but because
of two Ynsilanti nDmrvats- the honrd will

derlander received 24,801 and
27,875 respectively.
The county gave Esch 38,516
votes to Vivian's 30,928-with only
five wards of absentee ballots still
Esch carried 55 of the county's
82 precincts. Most of Vivian's sup-
port came from Anh Arbor and
sections of Ypsilanti.
Vivian served in the Congress
from 1964-66 and campaigned on
the basis of a need for liberal
congressmen. He is a dove on the
Vietnam War advocating with-
drawl. He was once quoted as say-
ing he would vote against all de-
fense appiopriations as a protest
of the expenditures in Vietnam.
Esch is a moderate Republican

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