January 10, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Immigants vex Britain
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LONDON W)-"As I look
ahead, I am filled with fore-
boding. Like the Roman, I seem
to see 'the River Tiber foaming
with much blood.'"
The man who quotes Virgil
and sees Britain's future in such
somber colors is Enoch Powell,
Conservative member of Parlia-
ment, former professor of Greek
and a brigadier in the British
army during World War II.
What has filled him wtih such
foreboding is the presence in
the United Kingdom of approxi-
mately one million dark-skinned
imigrants from the shattered
British Empire and their off-
They continue to come at the
rate of about .50,000 a year.
Mostly new they are the depen-
dents of immigrants already
The number of vouchers for
new immigrants, excepting de-
pendents, has been limited to
8,500 a year.
Powell sees Britain's tradition-
al way of life irrevocably altered
The friends and relatives of
Ethyl McCormick, past director
of the University's department of
social services, wish to express deep
sympathy at her death on January
7 in the Dearborn Heights Con-
valescent Center. Miss McCormick
was 79" years old and at the time
of her death was living with her
brother Floyd at 24647 Farmington
Rd. in Farmington. Arrangements
were handled by the Heeney-Sund-
quist Funeral Home at 23720
Farmington Rd. Miss McCormick
was cremeated January 9.
in the future unless something
is done. He proposes "virtually
stopping further inflow" and
promoting the "maximum out-
flow" of the immigrants.
"Those whom the gods wish
to destroy, they first make mad,"
says Powell. "We must be mad,
literally mad, as a nation to be
permitting the annual inflow of
some 50,000 dependents, who
are for the most part the mate-
rial of the future growth of the
tion. It is like watching a na-
tion busily engaged in heaping
up its own funeral pyre."
Not since 1958, when a small
number of whites roamed
through London's Notting Hill
district attacking colored men
-- Briton's phrase for both
Asians and Africans-has there
been a serious white-black con-
frontation. Fourteen whites were
arrested and sentenced to prison
for the 1958 rioting.
There has been continuing
discrimination, however. And
there have been audible rumors
of discontent about the new
burdens for Britain's National
Health Service, crowded schools
and inadequate housing.
A majority of the letters pub-
lished by the Institute of Race
Relations, which -promotes in-
terracial harmony, showed that
large majority of those favor-
ing Powell's stand were con-
cerned about "the effect of a
large colored minority on Brit-
ish culture and traditions."
Many others cited the strain
on the social services produced
by the immigrants, their fear
of a "repetition of events in the
United States," anxieties about
overpopulation and "complaints
about the behavior of immi-
The anti-Powell letters also
were analyzed. A large number
objected to the speech because
it was "inflammatory' or "in-
creased racial tension."
Others objected because the
speech was "anti-Christian," it
gave a "cloak of respectability
to racialism," because Great
Britain had exploited the coun-
tries from which the immigrants
came or that it encouraged fas-
At least 29 writers said immi-
gration created no problems.
One said the speech was "a
milestone onthe road to apart-
heid." Another said Powell's
speech was "the greatest affront
to human dignity since the gas
chambers of the Hitler era."
A survey made for the British
Broadcasting Corp. in late No-
vember showed that 82 per cent
of white British adults believed
there should-be further controls
on immigration, and 74 per cent
agreed there should be a large
scale plan for voluntary repa-
triation of immigrants as pro-
posed by Powell.
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Some British industries rely
heavily on immigrant labor,
such as the textile mills of West
Yorkshire and the London gar-
ment trade. About two-thirds
of the working imigrant popula-
tion are employed in manufac-
They are also heavily em-
ployed in public transport, in
hotels, laundries and catering
and in the construction indus-
try. But they also provide sone
In the National Health Serv-
ice, 43 per cent of the junior
hospital doctors are immigrants.
Some 30 per cent of pupil nurses
are immigrants. The health
service would have to be cur-
tailed without their services.
The immigrants are generally
concentrated in the large manu-
facturing and business centers
wiith approximately half of them
in the Greater London area. Un-
employmentamong them is less
than 5 per cent,
This concentration in the
larger cities and towns inevit-
ably adds to Britain's difficult
housing problem. Of the 15,700,-
000 inhabited dwellings in the
country, 1,800,000 are describ-
ed officially as unfit for human
habitation. Nearly three mil-
lion have no inside toilet.
The persistent report that im-
migrants take a larger propor-
tion of the social service ex-
penditur? is denied by the In-
stitute of Race Relations. Ex-
penditure per head for immi-
grants, the institute says, is
$105 annually compared with
$148 for the population in gen-
Only in education and child
care do the immigrants receive
more than the whole population
$32.58 per year for each immi-
grant child compared with
$28.92 for the others.
A new Race Relations bill
passed several months ago will
strengthen the hand of the Race
Relations Board in combatting
discrimination and greatly wid-
en its field of action.
The new act gives the board
power to take action in the civil
courts against those practicing
discrimination. The board's
field of action has been expand-
ed from places of public resort
to cover hotel and boarding
house accommodation, banking,
insurance or credit facilities,
education, entertainment, re-
creation facilities, refreshment
facilities, transport and the ser-
vices of any busness, profession
A new Community Relations
Commission is being establshed
under the act to promote better
racial relations. Frank Cousins,
64, once a truck driver and re
tiring next year as secretary-
general of the Transport and
General Workers Union, has
been appointed chairman of the
He has led the drive to rid
British unions of race preju-
dice and once told a Labor party
conference: "Let them be our
Some poitical observers see
Powell's campaign to end immi-
graton and repatriate th o s e
immigrants who wish to return
home as a subtle move to un-
seat Conservative leader Ed-
ward Heath and take over the
job for himself.
Official policy of the Conserv-
ative party on the racial ques-
tion is that immigration should
be "strictly limited" and that no
automatic right of permanent
residence should be granted.
However, Heath does not go
along with Powell's more ex-
treme views and has criticized
his presentation of the problem.
by The Associated Press and College Press Service
CANADA IS REVIEWING its military policies and Its
commitment to NATO.
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said yesterday the forces
currently committed to the alliance will remain so for this
year. at least. At the end of the current review, he said, Can-
ada may withdraw partially or completely from the treaty
Trudeau, speaking at a summit conference of British
Commonwealth leaders in London, also confirmed that Can-
ada wants to recognize Communist China.
"You stand to gain nthing by not recognizing a regime
that represents one-quarter of the world's population," he
THE AMERICAN MOON LANDING CREW was offi-
cially named yesterday.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin A.
Aldrin were selected to form the crew for the Apollo 11 mis-
sion, the first American space team scheduled to make a
Armstrong, a civilian, was named commander of the
mission. According to present plans, he and Aldrin, who will
pilot the lunar module to be used in the landing attempt, will
drop to the surface while Collins continues to orbit the moon.
All three men are veterans of space, having served in the
Gemini program. Armstrong flew the nearly disastrous Gem-
ini 8 flight with Astronaut David Scott.
Both Aldrin and Collins flew on Gemini missions and
took space walks.
LEBANESE PREMIER-DESIGNATE Rashid Karam
said yesterday he will avoid giving Israel an excuse for
Karami told a news conference that Israel was using
guerrilla activities as a pretext for attacking its neighbors.
However, in Jeruselem, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe
Dayan warned that any Arab guerilla bases on Lebanese soil
will remain open to assalt.
Karami was asked by Lebanese President Charles Helou
to form a new government to succeed that of Abdullah Yafi,
which resigned Tuesday as a. result of Israel's unchallenged
commando raid on a Beirut airport Dec. 28.
LATEST CASUALTY FIGURES released by the U.S.
Command show that 7,693 American servicemen have
been killed in action in Vietnam since the Paris peace
Negotiations began informally on May 13 last year. In
Paris yesterday, a spokesman for the North Vietnamese dele-
gation said Saigon's refusal to negotiate with the NLF showed
that Saigon wanted the war prolonged.
He referred 'to President' Nguyen Van Thieu's remark
yesterday that as long as the NLF demanded a four-sided
conference the South Vietnamese would refuse to prticipate.
EMPLOYMENT IS INCREASING STEADILY and un-
employment neared an all time low in December 'Labor
Department Statistics showed yesterday.
The rise in employment continued a three month trend,
benefitting nonwhites especially the report said. However,
nonwhite unemployment is still twice that of whites, the de-
In addition, the department said that average earning
for the rank and file laborer rose to $2.93 per hour, a gain of
twenty cents per hour from the year before.
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SEN. GAYLORD NELSON, (D-WIS.) said yesterday
he will join in sponsoring a constitutional amendment to
abolish the electoral college.
The amendment proposed by Nelson will provide for the
direct election of the President and Vice President by popular
vote, he said. Nelson also advocated lowering the voting age
to 18 and reforming campaign spending laws.
He also said he Would reintroduce a proposal he offered
last fall to set up a 30 member commission to propose a new
system of nominating presidential candidates.
DEFENDERS OF ROBERT KENNEDY'S accused as-
sassin continued yesterday their efforts to have his trial
Defense attorneys said they would attempt to show that
Los Angeles cournty grand juries do not represent a cross-
section of the community, claiming that this would be evi-
dence enough to have Sirhan's indictment quashed.
They also subpoenaed 12 broadcast newsmen in what one
of Sirhan's lawyers said was a preparation for a motion for
a mistrial. The motion would be based on the nature and
quantity of publicity surrounding the arrest and indictment
of their client.
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