Senate eulogizes Dirksen;
body to lie in state
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WASHINGTON UP) - Everett Mc-
Kinley Dirksen was eulogized yester-
day as a Senate man who became "the
stuff of legends,"' while Congress
curbed its business and prepared a
final tribute to the Illinois senator,
who died Sunday at the age of 73.
The body of the Senate Republican
leader is to lie in state in a closed
casket, from noon today until noon to-
morrow in the rotunda of the Capitol.
President Nixon is to deliver a eul-
ogy at a brief service in the rotunda
Funeral services will be conducted
in Washington tomorrow, with burial
Thursday at Pekin, Ill, his birthplace.
The Senate met for 12 minutes yes-
terday, adjourning as a tribute to
And in a further mark of respect,
Congress postponed until Sept. 16 the
appearance of the three Apollo 11 as-
tronauts at a joint session. This had
been scheduled for tomorrow.
The Senate's brief session was de-
voted entirely to Dir sen, whose mass
of gray hair and deep-voiced oratory
had mnade him one of the best-known
The House devoted nearly an hour
to eulogizing t h e Senate's minority
leader who died of a heart arrest five
days after lung-cancer surgery.
Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-
Maine) ,placed a yellow marigold with
a white ribbon on the empty front-
row desk of t h e Senate Republican
leader. "He loved his marigolds," Mrs.
Senate- Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield of Montana formally an-
nounced t h e death of Dirksen. "A
great chair across t h e aisle stands
empty," Mansfield said, adding "his
uniqueness is the stuff of legends and
he leaves here a permanent imprint
and an enduring echo."
Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania,
the acting Republican leader, called
Dirksen a citizen-patriot. "At the go-
ing down of the sun and in the morn-
ing, we will remember him," Scott
The Senate then adopted a resolu-
tion of "profound sorrow and deep re-
gret," as is traditional upon the death
of a member.
Dirksen will be the fifth senator to
lie in state there. Leaders of the Sen-
ate and House make the decision as to
who will be paid final honors in the
There was only muted talk in Sen-
ate corridors a b o u t a successor to
Dirksen as minority leader.
Scott would not say whether he will
seek a permanent position to the job
he now holds on an interim basis. "My
responsibility is just to carry on until
other arrangements are made," he said.
Scott is considered by most observers
to be interested in the post. He does.
however, face a conservative challenge
for leadership, perhaps from Sens.
Gordon Allott of Colorado, Roman
Hruska of Nebraska or John Tower of
Illinois Gov. Richard Ogilvie, a Re-
publican, will appoint the successor to
Dirksen's seat-probably restoring the
Senate's party division to 57 Democrats
and 43 Republicans where it stood
prior to Dirksen's death.
Illinois voters will choose a senator
in 1970 to fill the remainder of Dirk-
sen's term, extending to 1975.
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ALLIED FORCES reduced offensive operations considerablyj Af
yesterday to observe the first day of the cease-fire.
The 72-hour halt in fighting was announced last Thursday byvV
the Viet Cong to mark the death of North Vietnamese President Ho
Chi Minh. *
Allied forces reported several Viet Cong violations, but the Viet Position
Cong Radio insisted that its forces were observing the ceage'fire. , ot oi
A joint communique issued yesterday by the U.S. and South Viet- Continued from Page 1)
namese commands was interpreted as indicating that the Allied forces
will match the Viet Cong de-escalation. Under Democratic Majority
Leader Mike Mansfield and Dirk-
The communique-,uregarded as a face-saving device for the Saigoner of the Sente lead-
Government which rejected the cease-fire proposal Sunday-stated ership has greatly diminished. At
'ersh.p has.greatly diminished,1At
the scope of our military operations will ... be influenced by the
nature of enemy operations."
THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION has drawn up a five-year
federal health plan.
The measure stresses speeding up the delivery of medical services,
narrowing the gap between the quality of medical services available to
the same time however there has
been an increase in the national
exposure given congressional lead-
Key Republican Senators dis-
played a wide variety of attitudes
regarding the impending leader-
the poor and the rich and reducing environmental health hazards such ship battle.
as pollution. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of
The plan, however, recommends only modest growth in federal Maine, who chairs the Republican
expenditures for health between 1970 and 1975 with money for medical ;choose Dirksen's successor, r e -
research remaining at present levels. fused to say when the group would
* * * meet. An aide said that the sena-
FOURTEEN COUNTRIES yesterday asked the U.N. General tor felt itwould be improper to
Assembly to urgently consider seating Communist China. discuss arrangements for replac-
The group of Asian, African and Communist nations filed a ing Dirksen until after the burial
request with Secretary-General U Thant calling for the inclusion of on Thursday.
the matter on the Sept. 16 Assembly agenda. It is at Mrs. Smith's discretion
A memorandum sent to Thant by this group contends that Peking when to cuall a meeting of the con-
is being denied admission because of "political considerations" and ference, which is composed of all
V i f 42 Republican senators. H o w-
Tenants Union Organizes
S th r Ch ne se ain aiss''ever, a petition signed by f ive L
the Chinese Nationalists."' senators is sufficient to call a con-
Sponsors of the memo are Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Congo ference meeting. 0 " "
Brazzaville, Cuba, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Rumania, Syria, Tan- Yesterday afternoon Scott would h u e
zania, Yemen, Southern Yemen and Zambia. only agree to grant a previously
scheduled interview after the re-
STRONGER CIVIL MEASURES were advocated yesterday by porter pledged not to ask any %Continued from Page 1)
leaders of Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. questions regarding Dirksen or the ing to make an issue" out of a one-
In a statement, the Community Conference, which represents both Republican leadership. day boycott.
groups, recommended that all persons arrested for holding firearms be 'Meet the Press," which h a d In his letter to SACUA. Fleming
denied bail and held in custody until tried. previously scheduled Scott as its wrote: "Traditionally in this coun-
deniedbail ad hel in cutod~runtil riedguest for next Sunday called to ty epeaentpi hl n
The Conference also said a curfew should be imposed by military inquire whether the Pennsylvania tr people are not paid while on.
authorities "in such areas and at such times" as the army judges Republican wanted to be intro-
ducedasea gminorityleadermediately be raised as to payment
duced as acting for the period of time involved;
or minority whip. The Senator's and as to whether contractural
The Michigan Daily, edited and man- preference was not revealed.'obligations have been violated."
aged by students at the University of A little known but rather influ- olgtosht envoae.
Michigan. News phone: 764-0552. Second entil midw n senator spoke Payne said Fleming "was trying
Clas pstge ai atAn Aror Mih-ential midwestern senator spokea to get us to stick our chins out.
«~,;Class postage paid at. Ann Arbor, Mlich-.
an, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor. somewhat freely about the im- g
Endinq Wednesday Michigan 48104. Published daily Tues- pending leadership battle yester- "But he noted that the commit-
day through Sunday morning University day afternoon: tee declined to 'take a position
R year. Subscription rates: $9 by carrier. ahuhteeaahead of time."
$10 by mail. - Altough there had been1
TU Summer Session published Tuesday some speculation that the selection Payne said SACUA expressed
through Saturday morning. Subscrip- of a new minority leader may be general agreement with another
tion rates: $2.50 by carrier, $3.0 bdelayed until the end of the ses- point in the president's letter -
DOCTOR Sof! mRW.'sion or even next year, it was ex- that rules presently prohibiting
- - __-!tremely likely that the conference student disruptions should be ex-
BU S committee would meet within the tended to cover faculty members.c
next few weeks to choose Dirksen's "Since such rules may be ex-
AND successor. pected to be applied against stu-
- It had been widely expected dents, either by the student court
tttl(^«,4that either Hruska or Allot would or by the colleges, it will be intol-
challenge Scott. However, it is erable to ignore like conduct on
-aA~.v 4very possible that neither w ill the pai't of faculty members,"
"IMPORTANT! Your withdraw and both will challenge Fleming wrote.
!Scott, splitting the conservative The SACUA chairman said com-
POWERFUL! 0vote. In such a case of multiple mittee members saw a problem in
NEWSWEEK MGM candidates it is not clear whether the formation and enforcement of
Subscripton a plurality or a majority would conduct rules for professors, but
BK!TLE OF elect the minority leader, generally agreed that such mat-
Griffin would make a far ters should be handled by t h e
STodaymore likely compromise candi- 1 deans and college executive com-
KI date than Pearson for the Kansas mittees.
Senator has come under some at- In separate inerviews, Fleming3
7 tack for being "outspoken." Pear- and Smith said they saw a sub-
THE REVOLT THAT /76J4-05Json was the only one of the lead- stantive difference between can-
STIRRED THE WORLD! ing contendors for minority whip cellation of a class for the strike,
--Thursday-- who bucked the Administration and a similar cancellation for
A MAN AND A WOMAN and voted against the employment other reasons.
- of the ABM. "I think there potentially is ai
pends on what th
of a faculty men
a Friday class at
for Monday. But,
question, he den(
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the case of the t
didn't say that,"
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tween the strike;
suppose so-just t
ture of it. But thi
I want to discuss
clear," he added.
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and directors of
schools, colleges e
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wrote in a cover IE
and directors, "Ii
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The deans an
meet with Smith t
discuss the issues
ing's letter to SI
terday who plan
the Oct. 15 strike
and see attitude t
dent's actions, but
not be seriously c
lost a day's sala
By STEVE KOPPMAN
As a stereo played Bob Dy-
lan's "Dear Landlord" some
250 students filed into the
Union Ballroom for the Ten-
ants Union's first organizing
meeting of the year last night.
The meeting began with short
statements by steering committee
members on various aspects of
the rent strike. Later, students
broke up into groups, with dis-
cussion centered around the dif-
ferent management companies
they plan to strike.
Speakers emphasized the basic
demands-that the union be rec-
ognized by the landlords as the
sole bargaining agent for tenants
and that the landlords enter into
collective bargaining with the un-
ly-Eric Pergeaux ion for terms on leases. Speakers
generally expressed confidence
that at least some landlords would
negotiate with the union in the
Rent strike general co-ordina-
tor Peter Denton emphasized that
the success of the strike must be
erin g measured by the strength and
solidarity of the Tenants Union
and not by rent reductions won
by individual strikers in court.
ltyDenton warned those who wish-
ed to participate in the strike
against abdicating the union's
ing said. "It de- basic demands under presure. He
e professor says." predicted that landlords would
cited an example offer short-term rent reductions
ber who cancels of 30 to 40 per cent in an effort
nu reschedules it to break the union.
in response to a "They're going to put pressure
ed this meant he on us to sell out." said Denton.
,ct. 15 strike. "I "We must stick together."
he said. Noting the responsibility of the
a difference be- Tenants Union to neighboring
and regular class black and poor white communi-
ith responded: "I ties, Denton said. "I don't think
he organized na- we've devoted all our time to this
at's part of what struggle just to make things a
." little more comfortable for a
nal obligation is groun that already has things
nith sent a copy Tenants Union legal spokesman
er to the dears Dale Berry emphasized that pres-
the University's ent courtroom moves to prevent
nd institutes, evictions of strikers and to win
that To e fore-rent reductions were "purely de-
rearmed," Smith fensive."
tter to the deans
pass this on with Berry claimed that the land-
u, your executive lords legal strategy had so far
our faculties, can failed dismally. Efforts to force
ation of the neat- tenants to pay back rent have, he
ppropriate plans said, been costly to landlords and
or prompt 'an- have resulted in substantial rent
Alicy should it be reductions for the tenants. The
landlords failed in an attempt this
d directors "ill summer to obtain a temporary in-
oomorrow in their junction against the union.
meeting and will Stuart Katz, press spokesman,
raised in Flem- contended that the landlords are
ACUA. stalling on the conspiracy case
rs contacted yes- brought against the union. Ob-
to participate in servers attributed this to the land-
adopted a wait lords' reluctance to make their
oward the presi- j financial records public, which
said they vould the District Court required them
oncerned if they to do in the counter-suit brought
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