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E'vidence L
Evidence to be presented to City Council tonight indicates that
a current "Support Your Local Police" sticker campaign is part of
a national John Birch Society drive.
Council will discuss claims to this effect by various citizens and
Council members, Mayor Cecil Creal said. They contend that the
three-inch square stickers--which the city police department dis-
tributed in May-are linked closely with a Birch effort to generate
support for local police forces in their fight against a "Communist
police state."
Tonight's discussion will be part of an investigation of the
stickers' origin asked last Monday night by Councilwoman Eunice
L. Burns and Harold L. Orbach, research associate with the Institute
for Human Adjustment. The two requested that City Administrator
Guy C. Larcom look into the matter.
Unqualified Support
The Washtenaw County Conservatives, a local nonpartisan group
which donated the stickers to the city, last night gave its unqualified
support to the investigation. The stickers were used in connection
with National Police Week, May 11-15.




While the police department did not distribute the stickers after
May 15, the Chamber of Commerce mailed them since that time to
city merchants. The dark blue squares currently adorn the windows
of a number of local establishments.
One Council member claimed, however, that a number of people
have obtained the stickers from the police since the end of National
Police Week.
A sticker appeared on the police department door until noon
Monday, when it was taken away.
American Opinion
The evidence to be presented tonight consists mainly of a
statement from the July, 1963 Birch Society bulletin. Orbach
obtained reprints of the article at the American Opinion Library
and Bookstore in Detroit.
The statement is headed by a small replica of the stickers.
It says that violence connected with civil rights demonstrations
-such as those in Birmingham and Oxford, Miss.-is "Communist-
inspired ... The local working police are the best friends everywhere
of anti-Communists."
See EVIDENCE, Yage 3




See Editorial Page

5k A


Hotter and humid,
but cool in the morning

Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom







Report Mikoyan
Switching Posts
Brezhnev, in Moving to Presidency,
Seen As Khrushchev Successor
MOSCOW (P)-First Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan will
soon replace Leonid I. Brezhnev as Soviet president, informed Russian
sources said yesterday.
Brezhnev, a likely successor to Premier Nikita Khrushchev, is
being relieved of the ceremonial title of president so he can con-
centrate on his key jobs in the Communist Party, the source of power.
Mikoyan, an old Bolshevik high in the party and government
since early in the Stalin era and now a confidant of Khrushchev,
will become president in the next few days, the informants added.'
The sources said the changes will be announced at a joint session of

U TrooPs
To Rise 600
States military manpower in
South Viet Nam will be increased
by about 600 men during the next'
few months to restore part of the
cutback which was started last
Of the 600, about 200-300 will
be additional special forces ex-
perts to bring the total of those
forces up to about 1000 and the
overall U.S. total strength to about
This information became avail-
able yesterday in Washington
along with additional word on the
infiltration of North Vietnamese
regular army personnel and equip-
ment into the South.
Before the series of government
changes in Saigon and phe accom-
panying stepup of the Viet Cong
attacks, the United States had
started reducing the approximate
16,500 advisors, trainers and pilots
aiding the South Vietnamese mil-
itary. The cutback brought the
total down to a present level of
about 15,500.
tp to last night, intelligence re-
ports reaching Washington did not
confirm some other reports in Viet'
Nam that two organized army bat-
talions of northern troops had ap-
peared in the western region of
South Viet Nam.
But the capture of two prison-
ers ,by South Vietnamese ftrces
did at least confirm the presence
of personnel of North Viet Nam's
regular forces.
The two prisoners tolr interro-
gators they were North Vietnamese
soldiers. One of them was report-
ed to have made the flat state-
ment that he was a "volunteer"
in the North Vietnamese Army,
had been trained there and sent
into Laos and moved by foot into'
South Viet Nam to aid the Viet
Cong insurgents.,

(the Supreme Soviet, Russia's par-
liament, now in summer session
in the Kremlin.
Another report circulating in
Moscow but without confirmation
said that Khrushchev's son-in-
law, Alexei Adzhubei, 40, will be-
come foreign minister in autumn.
He is editor of the government
newspaper Izvestia.
This report was treated with
skepticism by diplomatic sources
who accepted the presidential
changes as probable.,
One usually informed diplomat
said he had heard foreign min-
ister Andrei Gromyko might be
given deputy premier status and
Adbhubei would work under him1
as foreign minister.
Figurehead Job
The full designation of the So-
viet eprsident is chairman of the
Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
It is a figurehead job.
Brezhnev, 57, has been too busy
lately with party affairs to attend
to many of the protocol require-
mnsof his presidential role. He
is bothamember of the Presi-
dium of the Party, which guides
it, and a secretary of the Party's.
Central Committee.
Took Over
Brezhnev took over the secre-
tariat last year after Frol Kozlov
suffered a heart attack. Kozlov
had been believed by Western ob-
servers to be the heir apparent of
Khrushchev, 70.
Now there are five possible suc-
Widely Traveled
Mikoyan is the most widely
traveled top Soviet official.
In recent years he has madel
the 1958 test trip to the United,
States that set up Khrushchev's
1959 visit, held the hand of Prime
Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba in
1962 when Khruschchev took,
away some of his weapons and
attended the funeral of John F.
Kennedy. In the last few months<
he has visited Japan, India, In-
donesia, Burma and Afghanistan.
See BREZHNEV, Page 3

Votes To
Won, Lost
By The Associated Press
The forces behind integration
and segregation clashed in two
places yesterday, and the result
was a battle won for each.
In Cambridge, Md., Osvrey C.
Pritchett, 62-year-old plumbing
contractor, was elected mayor of
the racially divided city 1,901 to
1,451 over S. Charles Walls, Jr.,
who had the support of Cam-
bridge integrationists.
Pritchett had been backed by
the Dorchester business and citi-
zens association, of which he is
a member. The group led a suc-
cessful fight to defeat a public
accommodations amendment to
the town charter last Oct. 1.
Walls, a self-styled moderate, is
a 42-year-old salesman. He had
the support of the Cambridge
Nonviolent Action Committee
which has spearheaded an inte-
gration drive here for the past
two years.
Demonstrations sponsored by
the committee were followed on a
number of occasions by shootings
and fire bombings that caused
Maryland Gov. J. Millard Tawes
to send in the national guard.
The guard had been here con-
tinually since July 12, 1963, but
left last Saturday.
Two of the three races for town
commissioners were also won by
candidates supported by the busi-
ness association.
In Jackson, Miss., the school
board announced the first public
school desegregation plan in Mis-
Mississippi now is the onlystate
without some public school inte-
gration below the college level.
The first grade of Jackson's
public schools will be integrated
starting in September.
Eve of Deadline
The announcement from the
Board of Trustees of the Jackson
Municipal Separate School System
came on the eve of a federal court
deadline for submitting the plan.
Jackson, Biloxi and Leake
County schools were under the
deadline to submit the integration
plans. A source close to the Biloxi
school system said its plan would
be identical to that of Jackson's.
Leake County Superintendent of
Education J. T. Logan Jr. said
only that "we have our plan in
mind. We are all set."
It was believed that the Leake
school desegregation plans would
also call for lower racial bars at
the first grade level, but officials
refused to comment.


Negro GOP
To Walk Out
Core Plans 'Lie-In'
At Convention Exits
By The Associated Press
Negro delegates yesterday threat-
ened to walk out of the Repub-
lican National Convention, and 100
demonstrator threatened to "lie-
in" in front of its hall as protests
of the convention's rejection of a
strengthened civil rights plank.
Prior to the vote on the second
of two strengthening amendments,
both groups remained equivocal as
to their plans. But the group of
Negro delegates did release a
statement voicing "no confidence"
in front-runner Sen. Barry Gold-
water (R-Ariz).
They declared that the con-
stitutionality of the civil rights
bill could soon receive a test in
court, but Goldwater has declared
that he feels the bill is uncon-
How, the Negro delegates asked,!
could an attorney-general ap-
pointed by Goldwater be expected
to defend sincerely its constitu-
There are 15 Negro delegates
and 26 alternates at the conven-
tion. No exact count was given on
the number that attended a stra-
tegy meeting today. Estimates
ranged from 25 to 35.
Following the 2-hour closed
meeting William P. Young, Penn-
sylvania secretary of labor and
industry and an alternate dele-
gate, announced that "we are
united and after the platform is
decvided we are going to hold a
press conference at the Cowl
Others at the meeting, however,
reported that agreement could not
be reached on the walkout ques-
tion and the only unity was on
the decision to wait until the plat-
form vote.
It appeared that any decisions
made would not necessarily apply
to all 41 delegates and alternates.
Some were against walking out
under any circumstances.
The 100 demonstrators threat-
ening civil disobedience were from
the Congress of Racial Equality.
CORE project director Norman
Hill said the action would be taken
to denounce a "trend toward lily-
white representation in the ranks
of the Republican party."
Following the defeat of the first
of two strengthening amendments
-the one backed by Pennsylvania
Gov. William Scranton-Hill as-
serted that the party had taken
on "the character of its Southern
But he said the CORE group
would wait until the second
amendment --Gov. George Rom-
ney's-on civil rights had been de-
feated to announce definite plans!
for its disobedience. As of 2 a.m
this morning, Ann Arbor time,




Modifications on Civ
Rights, Nuclear Forc
Extremism Go Down



SENATOR BARRY GOLDWATER and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower played important roles in
forming the party's 1964 platform. Goldwater lieutenants and supporters defeated attempts to make
a platform alien to Goldwater's views. Eisenhower tried to dispel implications that there are wide
differences of thought in the party.

Republican Conventio

By The Associated Press
Goldwater (R-Ariz) topped the
800 mark as previously uncommit-
ted delegates scrambled to get
aboard his bandwagon bound for
the Republican presidential nom-'
The Associated Press survey of
the 1,308 delegates showed the
Arizona senator with 804 first bal-
lot votes-149 more than the 655
needed for nomination-compared
with 169 credited to Gov. William
W. Scranton of Pennsylvania, his
closest rival.
Goldwater forces looked for a
further increase today from the
Wisconsin delegation, if it is re-
leased by Rep. John W. Byrnes
(R-Wis), the favorite son. Byrnes
was expected to announce his de-
cision at a caucus this morning.
Most of the 30 delegates are be-
lieved poised to jump on the Gold-
water bandwagon.
The senator's gains yesterday
amounted mostly to a mopping up
operation among previously un-
committed delegates. In all, he
gained 23 votes, mostly from Illi-
nois, Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee.
Scranton's forces gained slight-
ly, losing some votes in North Da-
kota but picking up the five
previously uncommitted delegates
from Puerto Rico.
* *
The two Republican standard
bearers of the past yesterday cast
indirect votes for Goldwater.
Former President Dwight D.
Eisenhower urged Republicans to
avoid the perils of factional strife
and renew their "strength from
the fountain of unity."
Richard M. Nixon said that
Goldwater, running on the plat-
form nronosed for the 164 GOP

Rumors persisted on the floor
that the two fighting rivals would
mend their tiff and settle down on
the same ticket.
Eisenhower said that although
he hasn't urged a Goldwater-
Scranton ticket on anyone, he
thought it would be a "good
Scranton reiterated throughout
the day that he would not with-
draw his candidacy to accept the
number two spot.-
And from the Goldwater camp
came word that the senator was
"incensed" by a letter sent him by
top Scranton aides.
In the letter, Scranton charged
the senator's forces have -"bought;
beaten and compromised" dele-
Scranton said yesterday that he
did not write the letter, did not
see it before it was sent and re-
gards some of the wording as too
strong. But he said he thinks the
Advisory Body
Meets to Set
Consumer Aids
WASHINGTON (A'-) - A White
House task force on consumer af-
fairs met yesterday to outline a
new program aimed at teaching
millions of low-income families
how to get more for their dollar.
Mrs. Esther Peterson, President
Lyndon B. Johnson's special
assistant on consumer affairs, said
the conference is seeking new ap-
proaches to aid consumers who
fall victim to:
--Their own marketing inexper-

in Notes.
basic points it seeks to make area
valid and accepts responsibility
for it.;
* * *
Once a hero, now a bum.
That was the story of New York
Gov. Nelson Rockefeller ' who
sponsored the first amendment to"
the platform. It would 'have re-
pudiated extremist groups specif-
ically by name.
Rockefeller called on the party
to repudiate any "doctrinaire, mil-
itant minority" which would di-
vert the GOP "to purposes alien
to those which gave this party
He was cheered strongly by the
outnumbered delegates of Scran-
ton, but was so frequently booed
and interrupted that he had dif-
ficulty finishing his brief speech.
Goldwater supporters headed by
Rep. John W. Byrne (R-Wis)
attacked the amendment as an,
assault on individual freedom.
* * *
One Republican leader took time
out from the inter-party squab-
bles to look to November.
Sen. Thurston B. Morton (R-
Ky) called on a lean and tough
Republican party to "stick a pin
in the big bright bubble that Pres-
ident Lyndon B. Johnson is build-
ing around Washington."
Taking over as permanent chair-
man of the convention, he said in
a prepared speech that the GOP
must "cut through the government
press agents' dribbled . . . to get
to the American people and tell
them the story of what's happen-
ing in Washington today" under
the Democratic administration.
That story, he said, includes
increased government spending,
weakness in foreign affairs, and

publican National Conventic
fought a crucial battle over th
party platform tonight and racke
up rousing victories for prospectiN
presidential nominee Barry Golc
The first major tests in the firE
major battle of the conventic
sent the backers of Gov. Willia:
W. Scranton of Pennsylvania dow
to defeat.
Delegates roared their disar
proval of a proposal to hammE
into the platform a plank to ri
pudiate "the efforts of irrespoi
sible extremist groups, such
the Communists, the Ku Klu
Klan, the John Birch Society an
Roll Call
And a call of the roll of ti
1,308 delegates beat down 897 1
409 a bid by Scranton supporte
to bolster the civil rights plan
Two delegates from Michiga
passed up voting. The other del
gates from Michigan voted 37 y
and 9 no.
The vote was viewed by ol
servers as the end of the line f'
Scranton. Said a New Mexico del
gate, "If he thinks he lost th
one, wait till they start voting c
The vote on the extremism isst
alone was a tipoff of what cou
be expected in the brawl over tl
platform and in the conventic
session which picks the presider
tial nominee today.
Rep. John Byrnes (R-Wise) o
posed the amendment,yclaipir
that "it puts the party in t)
position of opposing freedom
speech." We should say to t
extremists, 'if you want to infiltra
our party, come on and try
We'll meet you head on'."
Naming Names/
Speaking for the proposal we
Reps. Abner Sibal (R-Conn) a:
Sylvia Conte (R-Mass). Speaki
against it were Reps. James Batt
bohn (R-Mont) and Peter Domir
(R-Colo) who reminded the co
vention that former Preside
Dwight Eisenhower and Romn
have publicly expressed distas
for "naming names."
The amendment was defeat
by a standing vote, in which t
Michigan delegation split down t
middle. Michigan delegate Richa
Van Deusen then offered anoth
amendment to repudiate extrei
ists, more generally worded th
the Scott proposal.
Romney Speaks
Romney spoke in favor of t
amendment, and his remarks we
enthusiastically received. He a
knowledged that the GOP need
a wide membership base, and
said he did not condemn any gro

Present Comedy of the Anthill

Whimsical comedy returns to
the stage at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre tonight as the University
Players' present their third pro-
duction of the summer season,
Samuel Spewack's "Under the.
Sycamore Tree."
Directed by Prof. William R.
McCraw of the speech department,
the play is the story of the human
race, seen through the perspective
of an ant colony.
The production features Steven
Wyman, '65, as the "Big Brain"



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