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State Gubernatorial Race Spirited Despit

e Polls


igan, the question is can Rom-
ney win and carry other Re-
publicans with him? The op-
position ranges from Zolton
Ferency - even LBJ mangled
that name-to Soapy Williams,
in a campaign that is fighting
good times, "God" and the white
blacklash. For Rominey, the
White House may. be the goal.
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-It is still dark, the
thermometer nudges freezing, and
the wind seems to howl in deri-
sion as the big campaign camper-
bus bumps through Detroit's bleak
industrial area.
Inside the bus Zolton Ferency-
a Democratic politician with an
improbable name on an impossible'
mission--is standing up reading'
the morning paper by the light
over the sink.

From his viewpoint the news is
as forbidding as the hour and the
elements and the environment.
But Ferency is astonishingly gay
as he sets out for another day of
hard work. He wants to defeat
George Romney and become gov-
ernor of Michigan.
"It's a struggle," says Ferency.
Struggle? Most people here
don't wonder whether Romney will
win. No, the questions most often
asked about Nov. 8 are: How big
will Romney's margin be?
Will he sweep into office with
him a clutch of other Republicans,
especially the newly hatched sen-
ator, Robert P. Griffin, who is
being challenged by a renowned
vote-collector, former Gov. G.
Mennen (Soapy) Williams?
If the answer to the last ques-
tion is yes, Romney admirers
think that in 1968 the Republi-

cans, in choosing a candidate to
oppose President . Johnson, will
gratefully say: "Let George do it."
So each day Romney is asked
repeatedly: Will you-run for Pres-
ident in 1968? If you win big this
year, and carry in other Repub-
licans with you, will it help you
"I don't know," Romney says.
"I'm not concerned. I'm only con-
cerned about the election this fall.
That's the only goal I've got right
But he smiles kindly as he says
it, as if to say: "I'm glad you
asked the question."
So, in a reverse sort of way,
Zolton Ferency is playing what
could be an important role in U.S.
history. Obviously it's a part he
As the bus rolls along, he reads
an unflattering headline aloud:

"Ferency Snubbed; Romney Hail-
ed; Griffin Recognized."
"Look at those verbs," he says,
in mock admiration. He turns to
a sleepy reporter: "How are you
on verbs, Arthur?"
He constantly uses his handi-
caps as props for his jokes.
"We have made progress," he
likes to say. "People have started
asking, 'Who is Zolton Ferency?'
instead of 'What is Zolton Fer-
Lyndon Johnson mispronounced
Ferency's name in his Labor Day
speech in Detroit, putting the ac-
cent on the second syllable instead
of the first.
"When I win," Ferency says,
"I'll go up to the President and
say, 'Glad to see you again, LBQ.'"
One aide claims that Ferency
got so much publicity from the

presidential boo-boo that it was
the turning point of the campaign.
If a Detroit News poll is right,
it wasn't much of a turning point.
This poll has Romney ahead by
"We've got a great tradition for
ballot-splitting," Ferency says.
Unfortunately for F e r e n c y,
Democrats are much more likely
to play hookey on election day
than are the Republicans. But if
the unions can get out a huge
vote, if Democrats can be per-
suaded to stick with their party,
if, if, if--."
Besides, who would remember
David today if he had chickened
out on Goliath?
Statewide, Romney's problem is:
to win big he must have Demo-
cratic support. So his red, white
and blue poster, suitable for deco-

rating front yards, proclaims:
"Romney, man of action."
Far down in the corner, in type
so small one has to creep within
two feet of the sign to read it, one
finds the word "Republican."
"It's clear we've got to increase
the Republicans in Congress," he
says. "I don't care what field
you're in, it's good to have com-
Brisk, no nonsense, looks-you-'
squarely-in-the-eye man, Romney.
At 59, he sells his brand of politics,
and himself with the same verve
he once sold compact cars for
American Motors.j
Possibly no politician today isl
more devout-he's a Mormon-orl
mentions the Deity more frequent-
ly in his speeches and private
conversations. This may appeal to
the voters, but it infuriates his

"It's like running against God,"
Ferency says.
A booklet, "The Real George
Romney," which purports to show
that Romney switches his stand
on issues, was brought up at a
news conference.
"It's a complete misrepresenta-
tion," Romney said. "It's partial
quotes taken out of context. You
can do that with the Bible. You
can take short quotations from
the Master and make them incon-
The moral was plain: the good
always have problems.
Ferency, 44, is the son of Hun-
garian immigrants, which should
help him collect various ethnic'
votes, including those of the
85,000 to 100,000 Hungarians.
He was a stockhandler, time-
keeper, assembly line inspector

and bartender on his way toward
a law degree and was state Demo-
cratic chairman when he decided
to take on Romney.
Ferency has run for office only
once before-prosecuting attorney
for Wayne County (Detroit). He
"I gave the illusion of motion,"
he said, "but I scared hell out of
the incumbent-"
If he could do as well on Nov. 8,
he just might frighten Romney
out of a shot at the presidency.
Judging from what the candi-
dates say, and the questions they
are asked, issues aren't paramount
in Michigan.
Although they aren't opposing
each other, it boils down to Rom-
ney's popularity against Williams,'
and how much this affects the
rest of the ticket.

Lauds Spirit to Res
Communist Influen
Protests Disbursed
-President Johnson congratu
ed Malaysia yesterday for by
ing "a free and prospering co
tryside that can relieve the pi
erty and the apathy upon w
communism thrives."
In an arrival speech, the fi
American president to visit Ma
sia recalled the long war aga
Communist guerrillas in Mal
saying "You valiantly subdue
Communist insurgency in y
"Your achievement in this
spect, I believe, has the grea
significance for our struggle
rr Viet Nam today," he decla:
"You have shown that milit
action can stop Communistt
gression and that while thet
gression is being stopped -a
even more strongly when it
stopped-the peace, as well as
war can be won."
Waiting at Subang Natic
Airport to greet Johnson v
King Ismail Nasiruddina
Prime Minister Abdul Rahn:
along with a host of other o
Crowds turned out in answe
the government radio's exho
tion for "something special in
welcome to show our apprecial
of the sacrifice which so m
young Americans have made
About 4,000 policemen, bac
by numerous national reservi
patrolled the streets to gu
against anti - American dem
strations. Police stood out;
headquarters of known leftist
pro-Communist groups that ml
cause trouble-
Behind bars were about 70 pi
sons who were believed to h
been planning demonstrations d
ing Johnson's visit. ,
In the fourth protest dem
stration in two days againstt
Johnson visit, 50 Chinese left
raced through downtown str
last night, tearing down flagp
and burning American flags. R.
police broke up the demonstrat
within 15 minutes.
Earlier in the day, only a ha
ful of students turned out for
anti-American demonstration
the University of Malaysia ca
pus. A student said too m
were busy with examinations.
e Although no major political
cisions are expected to result,t
Johnson stopover will symbo
the growth of U.S. prestige in t
federation, once under British r
Johnson is certain to get a f
reaffirmation of Malaysia's'f
support for his Viet Nam polic
One of the main reasons for]
coming, according to State T
partment officials, is to say "th
you" for this unwavering attit
on the part of Rahman's ai
Communist government.

Tax Boost Johnson's Asian Tour Ends,
To Buy Arms Strengthens Viet War Stand

-Associated Press
President Johnson is shown in a discusison with Premier Thanom Kittikachorn of Thailand during
a reception at government House in Bangkok yesterday before flying to Malaysia for the last stop
in his seven-nation tour of Asia.i


Investigate Means To Avoid
Acute Combat Pilot Shortage

Seek Funds To Honor
Pledges to America;
Expect Lesser Income
BONN, Germany (P) -- Chancel-
lor Ludwig Erhard's new minority
government, its back to the wall,
asked yesterday for higher taxes
to keep West Germany's promises
to buy arms in the United States.
The government sought in-
creased levies on tobacco, liquor,
gasoline and other oil products.
There may also be an increased
tax for some big firms.
Whether it could muster the
parliamentary majority to put this
through was far from clear. Rai-
ner Barzel, Bundestag leader of
the Christian Democratic party,
said he and Erhard would try.'
Barzel, 42, is one of the prime
candidates to replace Erhard. who
will be 70 in February. There were
few politicians in Bonn who
thought Erhard could last as long
as that.
The majority that elected Er-
hard broke up Thursday when' the
four ministers of the Free Demo-
cratic party resigned from his cab-
inet to oppose new taxes. But they
were not yet ready to join a ma-
jority for putting in someone else.
The money in the budget for
the United States and Britain is
for buying American and British
arms, thus compensating those
countries for the foreign exchange
they spend to keep their troops on
German soil.
The current agreement with the
United States calls for West Ger-
many to buy $1.35 billion in
American military goods and serv-
ice in the two years ending next,
June. West German appropria-
tions were $900 million short of
this goal.
Yesterday, West German offi-
cials said the pledge would be met
by $450 million an addition to the
1967 budget, $250 million out of
the 1966 budget and $200 million
to be loaned by the West German
Federal Bank to pay in advance
come postwar debts to the United

MANILA (P)-President John-
son's venture in summit diplo-
macy in the Far East is ending
with evidence that he and his al-
lies have succeeded in reinforcing
their stand on Viet Nam and in
creating a new basis for U.S.-
Asian partnership.
These two themes-allied unity
in the war and creation of a new
international system along the
rim of Asia-have dominated the
Manila summit conference and'
Johnson's public speeches and
private talks with leaders he has
visited. '
Tour Is Success
Johnson's associates and report-
edly the President himself will go
home with the conviction that the

tour has been a success despite
Speculation that his brief visit
to Viet Nam and other aspects
of the 31,000-mile tour were polit-
icaly motivated, about his honie-
front standing, has continued.
Apart from U.S. political im-
plications the visit to Cam Ranh
Bay dramatized the extent of
U.S. commitment to South Viet
Nam. Much of the communique is-
sued at the Manila summit ses-
sions , had the same meaning,
though it disappointed those who
had hoped before the conference
that a new confession would be
offered to North Viet Nam to en-
ter into negotiations.
The war aims agreed by all sev-
en heads of government were es-

Luna 12 Returns Clear'
Photographs of Moon

sentially those which the United
States has proclaimed since it be-
came a full-scale belligerent in
South Viet Nam in -early 1965:
defeat of Communist attempts to
take over the country by force
and establishment of conditions
making it independent and secure.
Emissaries Sent
After the conference. Johnson
sent emissaries to a number of
Asian and European capitals to
keep his peace offensive going and
to explain what was discussed in
Manila and what was not.
The President has been anxious
to avoid the impression over the
world that this was a council of
war, as the Communist have
charged, or that it made plans to
escalate the conflict.
In effect, the Manila conference
charted two roads to peace-one
short and quick, the other long
and slow with an ever present
danger of escalation. The alter-
natives offered to Hanoi are:
1. To open negotiations and
make a settlement based on with-
drawal of all foreign troops, in-
cluding North Viet Nam's from
the South. The South Vietnamese
would allow guerrillas to go North
also or give amnesty to those who
chose to remain in the South. No
future was held to the Viet Cong
or its National. Liberation Front
as organizations.
2. To carry on the war indef-
initely with the prospect that the
allies will continue to expand mili-
tary operations and perhaps in-
crease bombing in the North.
Up to Communists
What happens next on the
question of war or peace is up to
the Communists.
Amoig American authorities it
is widely believed that Hanoi lead-
ers are basing hopes for victory
primarily on a renunciation of
President Johnson's policies by the'
American people.. Hanoi will be
watching closely the results of the
Nov. 8 elections, U.S. experts say.
President Johnson's advisers be-
lieve, therefore, that no new de-
cisions can be expected from the
Red leaders until early in 1967.

- By The Associated Press
Force and the Navy are investiga-
ting means to solve what has be-
come a critical shortage of com-
bat pilots in Viet Nam.
The Air Force announced yes-
terday it is initiating a sharp cur-
tailment of advanced training for
officers, aimed at getting more
fliers out of desk jobs and into
The Navy's shortage, already
acute was made even more urgent
with the recent loss of 24 pilots.
aboard the aircraft carrier Orisk-
Sources said yesterday the Navy
now is operating with about 2,000

carrier pilots, 750 sort 'of estab-
lished goals, and is seeking ways
to fill this gap.
Even before the Oriskany fire,
it was learned, the Navy had es-
timated that, at present attrition
rates, by early 1968 it would be-
come necessary to reduce the
number of combat missions over
North Viet Nam or order fliers to
serve beyond the present limit of
two six-month tours.
The Air Force, although meet-
ing requirements in Viet Nam, is
known to have serious shortages
of pilots elsewhere. More than
2,000 officers have been ordered
out of desk jobs and into cockpits
in the past year.

The advanced-training schools,
which are musts for career of-
ficers seeking advancemant, still
will graduate more than 1,000
men this year, officials said. But.
their enrollments will be cut to
about a quarter of present totals.
7 Carriers Shorthanded
Although the Navy 'has insisted
all Viet Nam obligations are being
met, there are indications that
even the aircraft squadrons de-
ployed on carriers off Viet Nam
are not fully manned.
Sources said the 100-pilot car-
rier units are often six or seven
men short.
Because of this, many pilots
have been flying two combat sor-
ties a day. Officials estimate pilots.
fly an average of 40 missions a
month over North Viet now -
sometimes getting two missions a
day for 10 straight days.
To solve the shortages, one
official commented yesterday,
"We're asking for a lot more of
money, and unless we ger it we
may have to go back on our word"
and send some pilots bacc for a
third tour of duty.
Officials are convinced a call
for a third tour would lead to
many more pilot resignations. In
the past five years, pilot retention
rates have fallen from 80 per cent
to roughly 40 per cent.

By The Associated Press
MOSCOW-The Soviet orbiting
moon probe, Luna 12 succeeded in
sending back well-defined pic-
turesof the moon's surface yes-
terday, duplicating a similar
American feat in August.
Two of the Soviet pictures ap-
peared sharp and clear un Mos-
cow television less than an hour
after the announcement that the
spacecraft was photographing the
Luna 12 is the third Soviet
satellite to orbit the moon this
year. Luna 10, the first man-
made moon satellite, took no pic-
tures. Luna 11 apparently tried
to transmit picture signals with-
out success.
The official announcement saidF
the closest Luna 12 comes to the
moon is 58 miles. Its far point is
940 miles. America's Lunar Or-
biter 1, the first satellite to photo-
graph the moon from lunar orbit,
flew closer, to within 36 rciles, in

The United States announced
that Lunar Orbiter 1 crashed on
command into the back side of the
moon yesterday to keep its radio
signals from interfering with a
new American moon probe set for,
next month. Luna 12 apparently
was taking pictures at the time
America ended the lunar orbiter
flight but the Sovietbannounce-
ment said nothing about photo-
graphing the crash.
The Russians announced no spe-
cific further missions for Luna 12
beside picture taking and report-
ing- on the conditions of near
lunar space. There had been
speculation in the diplomatic com-
munty here that the Russians
might attempt to bring Luna 12
never done beforc.
The pictures taken by Luna 12
were seen here as an important
step in the Soviet moon program.
Pictures from orbit provide a
far broader record of the moon's
surface, something which until
yesterday the Americans had and
the Russians lacked.

World News Roundup

nd- By The Associated Press
at lomats at the United Nations pre-
tm- dicted yesterday that France soon
any would make a big voluntary con-
tribution to help remove the U.N.
de- peacekeeping deficit that she help-
the ed create by nonpayment of dis-
lize puted General Assembly assess-
his ments.
ule. They said the contribution
irm probably would be announced a
full few days after the 121-nation as-
ies. sembly passed a resolution endors-
his ing the cost-cutting recommenda-
De- tions of a special committee on
ank U.N. finances set up one proposal
ude from France.
nti- * * *

rica maintained official silence to-
day on the U.N. General Assem-
bly's decision to take over Johan-
nesburg's control of South-West
Talks started today at the
United Nations on the makeup of
a committee of 14 countries to
recommend practical means for
administering South-West Africa.

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