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Riot Commission


Brown Calls

Civilian Candidates May Unite


Of Training
Johnson Sends Note
To DOD Requesting
Immediate Attention
WASHINGTON (A) - President
Johnson's special commission on
riots recommended yesterday that
more Negroes be recruited into
the National Guard. The Presi-
dent promptly asked the Defense
Department to move toward this
The National Advisory Commis-
sion on Civil Disorders recom-
mended also that riot-control
training of both the Guard and
the regular Army be improved
and expanded, and that greater
care be used to insure that the
Guard has Competent officers.
Johnson acted affirmatively on
these requests also.
In a memo to Secretary of De-
fense Robert S. McNamara, John-
son called the commission's first
r recommendation "a matter of the
highest emergency and added, "I
know you will give it your immed-
late attention.
The commission, named last
month in an aftermath to the
rioting which scourged Detroit
and other cities, is not expected
to make its first over-all report
on the causes of and possible
cures for the disorders until next
But D a v i d Ginsburg, the
group's executive director, told re-
porters it was decided to make
these interim recommendations
after hearing testimony Wednes-
day from Cyrus Vance, Johnson's
special representative in the De-
troit crisis.
G insburg said the commission
decided to write to Johnson after
reviewing a state-by-state statis-
tics chart which showed that as
of Dec. 31, 1966, only 1.15 per cent
of the Army Guard and only .6
per cent of the Air Force Guard
is Negro.
"The commission had the feel-
ing that Negroes are. 1adequately
represented," Gin bu iatd. "And
the commission felt that Negroes
should be fairly represented."
Individual States
At the briefing, Ginsburg gave
examples of individual states
which had a disproportionate ra-
tio of whites and Negroes, includ-
ing three-Wyoming, North Da-
kota and New Hampshire-which
Chad no Negro Army Guardsmen.
In answer to a question, Gins-
burg said the commission feels
more Negroes in the Army and
Air National Guards would make
them more effective as an instru-
ment of the federal government
and in quelling .riots in urban
Ginsburg said one of the main
factors behind the lack of Negroes
in the Guard is the reluctance of
some employers to allow workers
time for training. "The commis-
sion is looking further into this,"
he added.

Negro Guardsmen

--Associated Press
SGT. JOHN UGVARY of the Cleveland Police Department, yesterday, in testimony before the
Senate Judiciary Committee urged enactment of a Federal aid program for development of new riot
control equipment.
Kennedy roes Investigators
To Summon Romney, Hughes

On Negroes
To 'Get Guns!
Florida Governor
Says SNCC Leader I
Didn't 'Incite To Riot'
Pushing aside an unexpected wel-
coming hand from Florida Gov.
Claude Kirk. Black Power leaderY
H. Rap Brown urged a crowd of
Jacksonville Negroes to "loot your-
self a gun store."
"Get ready, that's the whole
thing," Brown told a Negro rallyI
Wednesday night at Jacksonville.
"You got to get yourselves some1
guns, brothers. I don't care if its
a BB gun with poison BBs. You
better get yourselves some guns."
Brown continued, "Loot your-
self a gun store, brother. Get
yourself armed. That's the only
thing that'll keep that man off
your back."
Kirk Remarks
When the rally ended Kirk was
asked about Brown's call to arms
and said. "He didn't really say
that. That's what I came here to
find out."
"Too often the media reports
what he did rather than what he
said" Kirk said. "I said he knew
very well that inciting riot is
against thetlaw here in Florida
and he didn't incite any riot so
there is no problem."
Brown addressed a ball park
rally highlighted by the unexpect-
ed appearance of Krk. The gov-
ernor and a few reporters were
the only white men at the ball
park which seats 1,500 and was
more than half full.
Brown Speaks
Brown was addressing the crowd
when Kirk arrived at the stadium.
The governor entered the ball
park ad headed for home plate
where the rally sponsors had park-
ed a car with a public address sys-
"Welcome to Florida." Kirk said
to Brown, offering to shake his
hand and taking the microphone.
"We want Rap. We want Rap,"
the crowd chanted as KBirk tried
to talk.
Brown left town for Atlanta
soon after the rally and officials
said there were no racial incidents
connected with his visit. One ob-
server said the city's streets were
deserted three hours after the ral-
ly was over.
Kirk's office said yesterday the
Republican governor "felt he had
to go into the park to "offset any-
thing said by Brown to prevent
a riot or disturbance as a result
of the people hearing only one
Brown Bewildered
"Brown was 'bewildered and sur-
prised' that the governor came up
to the stand and took the micro-
phone. He never got over it," said
Tom Ferguson, Kirk's top aide.
At Tallahassee, State Comptrol-
ler Fred Dickinson, a Democrat,
held a newsrconference and blast-
ed Kirk for going to the rally.

SAIGON (-) - Most of South<
Vietnam's civilian presidential:
candidates are reported 'discussing1
among themselves the possibility
of pulling out of the race to rally
behind one ticket, that of former;
Premier Tran Van Huong.s
Informed sources said yester-f
day the mass pullout, if it comes,l
would be accompanied by a pub-I
lic denunciation of the govern-I
ment of Chief of State NguyenI
Van Thieu and Premier Nguyen1
Cao Ky, who are running as a
military team in the election Sept.
They said Thieu and Ky would1
be charged with everything from
police harassment of representa-
tives of the civilian candidates in
the countryside to sabotage of the
election progress, which would be
difficult to check out in the time
remaining before the vote.
While the political pot boiled,
South Vietnamese police sources
reported the police have arrested
23 Viet Cong terrorists, seized sev-
eral arms caches and broken up
Rebels Hold
Oil Regions
In Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria MP)-A Nigerian
government spokesman confirmed
yesterday that the oil-rich Mid-
west region is in the hands of
Biafran forces and Nigerian army
The Biafrans struck a two-
prong attack across the Niger
River Wednesday and joined up
with army rebels to capture the
Midwest region's capital. of Benin
and the oil port of WariB.
The Nigerian government in
Lagos said in a statement that of-
ficers of the Ibi tribe "deceived
their loyal colleagues into believ-
ing that a federal attack on the
Eastern region was imminent and
that they were to be used in this
The government said that under
this guise loyal troops were dis-
The statement said the govern-'
ment had evidence that food and
other commodities have been con-
fiscated and are being transported
to the east.
The breakaway Eastern terri-
tory, which calls itself the Repub-
lic of Biafra, has been short of
food since the federal government
clamped a navy blockade on the
eastern coast.
Asked about a Benin radio re-
port that Lt. Col. Victor Banjo
is now in charge of the Midwest
region, a government spokesman
said, "I wish him luck. He will
not last long."
He said there had been no ma-
terial resistance to the rebels
throughout the Midwest region,
except in Benin where shooting
continued until early evening Wed-

NEW YORK (P)-Eight Repub-
lican governors, charging yester-'
day that the federal government
has failed to supply adequate so-
lutions to the nation's urban
problems, offered solutions of
their own, including an urban ac-
tion center to "tailor specific pro-
grams to the needs of individual
The federal government is "not
providing financial resources on
a scale commensurate with the
dimensions of the problem," the
governors said.
"In many cases, the effective-
ness of federal programs is inhib-
ited by unnnecessary inflexibility
in their administration."
The governors met to discuss
ways to ease racial tensions in
American cities.
Several of the governors, in-
cluding Nelson A. Rockefeller of
New York and George Romney of
Michigan, have experienced ser-
ious mob violence in their states
in the past month.
"The lesson of the Michigan ex-
perience," Romney said, "is that
prompt action must be taken."
Recent. violence in Detroit was
the most costly in its toll of life
and property that the nation had
ever experienced.
The urban action center, as out-
lined by the governors, would be
funded by two foundations. It
would have a team of experts in
each of nine areas discussed by
the state executives which would

channel information back and
forth so that each state could ben-
efit by the experiences of the
Rockefeller said the concepts
contained in the plan put forth
after the meeting "reflect the
thinking of all of the nation's
They suggested several programs
of their own including a pooling
of local enforcement and fire of-
ficers and their equipment so that
a city in trouble can call on the
men and equipment of neighbor-
ing cities if needed.
They also recommended the
strengthening of the state police
to better assist local authorities.
The governors urged the federal
government to provide more ade-
quate equipment for National
Guard forces, to review the plan-
ned reorganization of the National
Guard in relation to its tactical
role in maintaining civil order,
and to implement improved and
expanded riot control training for
the guard immediately.
The governors' meeting was
called by Rockefeller as chairman
of the Policy Committee of the
Republican Governors' Associa-
Also attending the meeting were
Govs. John Love of Colorado,
Spiro T. Agnew of Maryland,
John B. Chafee of Rhode Island,
Raymond P. Shafer of Massachu-
setts and. Nils A. Boe of South

elaborate plans to spread death Saigon, charging arrangements
and destruction in Saigon before made by the government for the
the election. campaigning were inadequate.
They said the crackdown devel- In other action in Vietnam yes-
oped after investigation showed a terday, two Communist MIG-21
youth arrested at a suburban jets were knocked from the sky
checkpoint July 26 was the lead- over North Vietnam by U.S. Navy
er of a Viet Cong special action pilots firing air-to-air missiles. It
platoon, the Communist name for was the first such dogfight in two
a terrorist unit. Captured Commu- weeks in the intensified American
nist documents revealed orders for air offensive.
action intended to disrupt the re- The count of enemy fighters
turn of South Viet Nam to civilian destroyed in aerial action since
rule through the people's ballots. April 1965 rose to 82. The U.S.
Seven of the 10 civilian candi- lists 20 of its 638 planes shot
dates earlier announced they were down over the north as felled by
boycotting the government's free Communist pilots.
transportation to the provinces. The U.S. Command said there
They had called off a trip last was only light contact on the
Sunday in Quang Tri, the first ground in 34 allied operations in
stop, and returned in a huff to South Vietnam.
Republican Governors Hit
Solutions to Urban Crises

ward M. Kennedy said yesterday
that Senate riot investigators are
getting a distorted view of racial
outbreaks, and urged that Govs.
George Romney of Michigan and
Richard J. Hughes of New Jersey
be called as witnesses.
Kennedy, a Massachusetts Dem-
ocrat, made his complaint and his
request after the Senate Judiciary
Committee heard a fifth day of
police testimony.
."To date, the witnesses have
presented a distorted view," the
senator said.
Joined by Sen. Philip A. Hart,
(D-Mich), Kennedy asked Chair-
man James 0. Eastland, (D-Miss),
to broaden the inquiry so that it
will cover social and economic
aspects of city turmoil, as well as
racial agitation and law enforce-
Eastland said he will take up
their request at a closed session of
the Judiciary Committee within a
few days. "We've got to set down
guidelines," he told newsmen.
"We've certainly got to hear from
people who oppose the bill."
The bill is a House-approved
measure which would 'make it a
federalcrime to cross state lines
with intent to incite riot.
Policemen f r o m riot-scarred
cities have unanimously endorsed
the measure.
Sgt. John Ungvary of Cleveland
urged the committee to toughen
and broaden the measure. "This
should be changed so that a single
act of violence by one person who
is a member of a mob will bring
the bill into play," Ungvary said.

He urged also that Congress en-
act a program of federal assist-
ance for the development of new
riot-control equipment.
"The riots in Cleveland were
planned and plotted," Ungvary
testified. "The Communists at-
tempted to exploit the riots."
Ungvary said also that people
involved in the antipoverty pro-
gram are among Cleveland's ra-
cial agitators. He mentioned one
name: Harlell Jones.
Ungvary said Jones is employed
in the Head Start program and
is known to be associated with
militant, revolutionary Negro or-
Hart pointed out, however, that
he sought testimony about the
conditions of life in the Negro
sections of Cleveland.

Kennedy's complaints paralleled
those of Hart. Ih addition, to
Romney and Hughes, Kennedy
said he has asked that Mayors Je-
rome P. Cavanagh of Detroit and
Hugh Addonizio of Newark be
called as witnesses.
He proposed as well that FBI
Director J. Edgar Hoover, who has
been reported as saying he has no
evidence of a conspiracy in racial
outbreaks, be asked to appear.
He also seeks testimony from
John C. McCone, chairman of a
state investigating panel which
studied the riots in the Watts dis-
trict of Los Angeles.
Kennedy said he is asking as
well that "spokesmen from the
ghetto," other police officials and
academic experts appear before
the committee.


UAW Charges 'Bad Faith'
In GM Bargaining Practice

"And the Southbound Freeway"
Grande River at Joy

DETROIT (AP) - The United
Auto Workers union has accused
General Motors Corp. of bargain-
ing in bad faith over the issue of
equal pay for American and Ca-
nadian workers, the union an-
nounced yesterday.
The union said its charges filed
with the National Labor Rela-
tions Board accused the giant auto
firm of refusil~g "to bargain on a
union proposal aimed at protect-
ing jobs and standards of the cor-
poration's U.S. workers."
The union has made wage parity
between Canadian and American


World News Roundup

workers one of its top demands in
1967 round of negotiations.
Since the union cannot legally
bargain in Detroit for pay raises
for workers in Canada, it has
sought a clause in . its contracts
covering American workers which
would prevent the company from
paying lower wages for the same
work done by Canadian employes.
Accuse GM
The charges filed with the
NLRB accuseGM of refusing to
bargain on that proposal.
GM said it would not comment
until it has had an opportunity to
study the charges.
"UAW members on both sides
of the border do the same work,
on the same machines, producing
the same product for the same
market,' said UAW Vice President
Leonard Woodcock, head of the
union's GM department. "But one
country's workers are paid sub-
stantially less by GM than the
43 Cents Less
Woodcock said the company's
25,000 Canadian workers are paid
an average of 43 cents an hour
less than the 400,000 American
workers. The American workers
earn an average of $3.41 an hour,
The union has been bargaining
since mid-July for new contracts,
covering close to 700,000 U.S.
workers at GM, Ford and Chrys-
ler, to replace those expiring
Sept. 6.


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By The Associated Press
ODESE, Denmark-A speeding
Danish passenger train smashed
yesterday into the rear of an-
other passenger train that had
stopped on an overpass near here
to cope with a small fire aboard.
Fourteen persons were reported
killed, among them three from
Twenty-nine persons were re-
ported hospitalized, 15 with seri-
ous injuries.
The U.S. Embassy in Copen-
hagen announced that two Ameri-
cans were injured slightly.
The crash on Denmark's central
island of Funen was the nation's
worst rail disaster in more than
50 years.
Rescue workers crawled ginger-
ly over the maze of twisted steel,
searching for survivors, but their
efforts were slowed by hundreds
of gallons of spilled diesel oil
which made it dangerous to use
* * *
SAN JUAN, P.R.-Adam C. Pow-
ell, ousted Democratic congress-
man from Harlem, is scheduled to
FWhere T he Action Is!
IWee The

be tried on Sept. 6 on charges
that he transferred ownership of
property in Puerto Rico to his
wife's uncle to avoid payment of
a court judgment.
Mrs. Esther James, who won the
judgment in 1963 after accusing
Powell of having defamed her in
a television interview, sought to
attach property owned by Powell
in Cerro Gordo, Vega Baja dis-
trict, toward payment of the judg-
Her attorneys filed a claim in
1964 saying they found the prop-
erty had been transferred to Gon-
zalo Diago, an uncle of Mrs. Pow-
ell, to avoid settling a debt.
* * *
PARIS -- The newspaper Le
Monde published yesterday what
it said was a letter by Soviet poet
Andrei A. Voznesensky criticizing
the Soviet Writers' Union for call-
ing off his appearance scheduled
at Lincoln Center in New York
City last June 21.

The letter was said to have
been addressed to the Soviet Com-
munist party newspaper Pravda,
which did not publish it. The
source of the letter was not dis-
"The writers' union does not
consider writers human beings.
They are real chameleons full of
scurvy tricks. All around them-
lies, lies, offensiveness and lies."
the letter said.
Lincoln Center received a tele-
gram on June 20 saying, "Can't
come--Voznesensky," and the
writers' union said he wasdsick.
"The 16th of June, the writers'
union told me officially that my
trip to New York was inoppor-
tune," Voznesensky's letter said. "I
warned the union of the conse-
quences that this could have. For
six months the evening had been
publicized; posters had been put
up and tickets sold.


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