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Atty.-Gen. Race: Controversy


Crime Question

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a five-part series on the ma-
jor statewide races in the Nov. 8
election. It deals with the candi-
dates for attorney general.
By The Associated Press
The little-known c a n d i d a t e
struggles for recognition against
the apparently popular incumbent.
And. while he tries to familiarize
the public with his name, the in-
cumbent makes news almost at
will through the activities of his
key state office.
And to top it all off, polls show
that the incumbent with a margin
political observers consider almost
too comfortable.
Democratic challenger Zolton
Ferency versus Gov. George Rom-
No: Republican challenger Lawr-
ence Lindemer versus Atty. Gen.
Frank Kelley.

In the race to head Michigan's
largest firm, the big issue this
year is crime.
Kelley points to the record four
grand juries he has asked for and
been granted in the past 14
months as evidence of a strong,
vigorous campaign against organ-
ized crime.
Lindemer uses the same evi-
dence in his attempt to show Kel-
ley's fight against crime increased
in intensity in inverse ratio to the
lenght of the time left before the
The attorney general is the
chief law enforcement officer of
the state. Heading a staff of some
85 lawyers he also serves as the
primary and official legal advisor
to state officials and county pros-
Romney and the Legislature

must turn to Kelley for interpre-
tations of their powers and duties
and rulings on the meaning and
effect of new state laws.
Frank J. Kelley
Kelley, seeking his third elected
term, has made use of the built-
in public forum his offile provides.
His most recent pronouncements
included recommended legislation
aimed at ending the mounting
motorcyclist and an announce-'
ment that he will fight to keep the
death and accident toll involving
govet nment from splitting Mich-
igan's Upper and Lower Penin-
sulas between Eastern and Central
time zones.
He points to consumer protec-
.tion legislation based on ground-
work done by his office and rec-
ommendations he has made.

Among them was ,a new code reg-
ulating hearing aid sales.
Kelley has asked for more grand
juries than any previous attorney'
general: two in Wayne County to
investigate alleged ticket fixing,
organized crime and corruption in
government, one in Oakland to in-
vestigate horse racing and one in
Kent to probe charges that meat
from uninspected and unlicensed
slaughterhouses was reaching the
The 41-year-old former Detroit
lawyer who went to Alpena in
1954 to become a "bigger fish in
a smaller pond," frequently points
with pride to another record he
has set since becoming the largest
fish in the Michigan legal com-
Only one of the 575 opinions he

has hanged down since he was
appointed in 1961 has been over-
turned in court.
Kelley's activities extend into
virtually every field of Michigan
and Midwest life. These include
the St. Lawrence Seaway, Great
Lakes water diversion and pollu-
tion and even the 1835 "Toledo
War," which still smolders in a
Michigan-Ohio boundary dispute
in Lake Erie.
Kelley serves as first vice presi-
dent of the National Association
of Attorneys General, and is due
for the presidency next year.
He won his first election, in
1962, by 118,000 votes and the 1964
election by 569,000.
Lawrence B. Lindemer
Lindemer, a Stockbridge lawyer
and former Republican state

chairman is asking Kelley-pri-
marily for the benefit for the
voters-why the fight against
crime happened to gain such mo-
mentum so soon before an elec-
It follows four years of relative
calm on the crime-busting front,
he says.
Kelley, he says, was too inac-
tive too long in the fight, and he
wasted much of his time in the
past feuding with Romney.
The spotlight of publicity turned
by Kelley on the West Michigan
met investigation may have open-
ed loopholes for the defendants,
Lindemer says.
And then there was Kelley's
visit to the apartment of Angelo
Meli, alleged Mafia member, in
Florida last winter. Kelley was

guilty of "incredibly bad judg-
ment," the challenger says.
Kelley says Meli invited him to
the apartment- to object to what
he felt was a too-frequent linking
of one nationality group with or-
ganized crime.
Kelley adds he accepted the in-
vitation to keep open potentially
useful channels of information.
Lindemer served one term in the
VIichigan Senate, 1951-52, and
headed the state's Republican or-
ganization from 1956 to 1961.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., he
moved to Michigan shortly after
his marriage and received his law
degree from the University of
Lindemer, 45, practices law in
Lansing and heads the local tele-
phone company in nearby Stock-

Strong Show
Of Koreans
t Given Praise
Johnson Draws Viet,
Korean War Parallel
In Seoul Parliament
SEOUL, South Korea (P)-Pres-
ident Johnson ended his Asian
journey yesterday by pointing to
Korea as an example for American
determination to succeed in Viet
The Korean War showed the
Communists "choose peace only
when they know that military
success is beyond their reach,"
Johnson told the Korean National
It was the last major speech on
foreign soil of the 17-day trip that
took the President to seven na-
tions to examine prospects of con-
tinued war or peace in Southeast
Lunches With GIs
The address wound up final
hours in which Johnson lunched
with GIs manning the Korean
front, gave a helicopter ride to a
surprised village elder and pre-
dicted "a new lease on hope" will
come to the underprivileged mil-
lions in Asia.
He is due back in Washington
on Wednesday night, Washington
W time ,after an overnight stop at
Anchorage, Alaska.
In his prepared address to the
Korean National Assembly, John-
son said "I have seen, listened and
learned much on this trip," citing
"solid agreement", among the
seven Viet Nam allies at the Ma-
nila conference,, sympathy for
conference aims in Malaysia and
a surge toward Asian economic
Parallels Viet Nam
But the thrust of his remarks
sought to draw a forceful paral-
lel between Korea and Viet Nam.
When the United States got in-
volved in Korea's anti-Communist
war in 1950, he said, few Amer-
icans could locate this ancient na-
tion on the map. Moreover, he
went on: "We were told that there
could be no successful outcome to
a 'dirty little war' in Asia."
And today, he declared, we can
see "one of the truly dramatic
stories of our times-the trans-
formation of a nation within a
The President, eager to focus
public attention back home on the
r problems of Asia, has cited that
as 'a principal reason of his ardu-
ous 31,000-mile journey.
He said he was leaving the con-
tinent "with a deep sense of con-
fidence in the future of Asia and
the Pacific."
Troops to Stay
Johnson said "the United States
has no plan to reduce the present
level of U.S. forces in Korea, and
would continue to support Korean
armed forces at levels adequate
to ensure Korea's security." Some
50,000 U.S. troops are still in
South Korea as an aftermath of
the bitter war.
Johnson's pledge was contained
in a 12-point communique issued
after he met for an hour with
Korean President Chung Hee
The two leaders also agreed that
"the growing strength of the Com-
munist forces in the northern part
of Korea and of the Chinese Com-
munists remained a major threat
to the security of the Republic of
Korea and neighboring areas."

At 382,000 Communist Terrorism Fails
By Year End To Deter Saigon Celebration

Scheduled Landings SAIGON (A'-South Vietnamese ary, but U.S. authorities, fearing
Of U. S. Forces citizens paraded yesterday night more terrorist incidents, put the
in a generally festive national capital off limits to American
Hit Korean War High holiday mood despite an earlier servicemen.
artillery attack on the center of The streets were crowded with
WASHINGTON (4) - Pentagon Saigon by the Communists. merrymakers in paper hats and
sources predicted yesterday a step- The bombardment from recoil- false faces. The terror of the
up in the flow of American troops less rifles and mortars, aimed at morning appeared forgotten for
to Viet Nam in the next few weeksdisruming the National Day ob- the time being in the Mardi Gras
whh willneleyteU.S.ysarenthaiservances, coincided with reports atmosphere.
the country to a yearend total of from military sources here that At a glittering National Day re-
about 382,000. the Viet Cong are showing an in- ception Tuesday night, President
This is 46,900-or roughly the: creased disinclination to stand and Nguyen Cao Ky and Chief of State
equivalent of a division and its fight anywhere, preferring to use Nguyen Van Thieu received mem-
supporting elements-above the their old hit-and-run tactics. bers of the diplomatic corps, and
present force level in Viet Nam. The known dead in the shellings visiting dignitaries in the newly
It is an open secret at the Pen- wer seven Vietnamese and one opened Independence Palace, the
tagon that the next major deploy- American, a Navy officer. Wound- new seat of South Viet Nam's
ment of troops to the war is likely ed were 30 Vietnamese and five government.
to involve elements of the 9th In- Americans. Ky and Thieu led guests to the
fantre Division based at Ft. Riley, Little Battle Action broad palace steps to witness the
Kan. Elsewhere, little other action torchlight parade, which wound
Defense officials dismissed any I was reported in the ground war, through the main street in front
suggestion. the administration is while bad weather again limited of the palace.
holding off ordering additional U.S. aid strikes over North Viet There were no official state-
fighting men to Viet Nam until Nam to only 59 missions Monday, ments or other reaction on the
after next week's electionsabout one third the usual number. Viet Cong attack during the re-
Scheduled for Actions For the third straight day, B-52 ception, but Ky did say he had
bombers from Guam boibed sus- received information Monday that
They pointed out that the 9th pected base camps nd staging hyis home on Saigon's Tan Son
Division, activated last year, be- areas of North Vietnamese army Nhut airbase would be mortared
gan training only in January and regulars who launched five as- Tuesday morning.
was not scheduled to be ready for saults last Saturday against green The Viet Cong did not attempt
action until late this year. The units of the U.S. 4th Infantry Di-
outfit~ is virtually combat-ready vision, then fled into the jungles
now of the central highlands near the
By official figures, there are cambodian border. I

a mortar attack on Ky's residence,
but they did mount a mortar and
small arms attack on a govern-
ment army outpost several miles
from the base. This attack ap-
parently was to divert attention
during the Saigon shelling. There
were no government casualties in
the outpost attack, as the Com-
munists were driven off.
Viet Cong's National Day marks
the overthrow of the late Presi-
dent Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963.
The U.S. psychological warfare
section was preparing leaflets deb
crying the shelling of Saigon to
be dropped from the air over both
North and South Viet Nam.
A spokesman said the leaflets
would assail what he termed the
"murder of the innocents" and
would point out "the desperation
of the Viet Cong in seeking to re-
vive its flagging prestige."
The bombardment, which in-
cluded 24 rounds of recoilless rifle
fire, also hit Saigon's Roman
Catholic Cathedral, a Catholic
school, the John F. Kennedy
Square, the Saigon central market
and the frenshabuilt Grall Hos-
pital, the biggest in the capital.

Patients of the Olive View Hospital near Sylmar, California, wait for evacuation as an out-of-
control brush fire swept through the hills some 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles, threatening the
600 occupants of the hospital. Another hospital was evacuated as firemen battled to control the blaze.
Board Proposes 5 Per Cent
Wage Boost for Pan Ameriean

dential emergency board posed a
tough political and economic
quandary for President Johnson
by recommending yesterday a hef-
ty hike in wages and fringe bene-
fits in the Pan American World
Airways labor dispute.
The board recommended 5 per
cent wage boosts and various im-
provements in fringe benefits for
some 12,000 Pan Am workers. This
is almost identical with a previous
airline settlement branded as
"clearly inflationary" by chief
White House economist Gardner
Since the union cannot strike
for another 30 days, Johnson could
wait until after the elections be-
fore endorsing or disapproving the
Pan Am recommendations. Or he
could simply pass the recommen-
dations on to company and union
without comment.
Informed sources estimated the
total value of the board's Pan Am

recommendations at about 6.5 per
per cent, the same as the last
month's American Airlines pact
denounced by Ackley.'
The AFL-CIO Transport Work-
ers is the union involved in both
Substantial Settlement
The emergency board appointed
by Johnson in the Pan Am dispute
conceded that previous airlines
settlements involved substantial
increases "particularly for a per-
iod of severe inflationary pressures
in the economy."
But the board added it would
"clearly be impractical" to recom-
mend a substantially lesser settle-
ment than the 6.5 per cent the
Transport Workers Union won
from American Airlines.
The board said its recommenda-
tion in the Pan Am case would
"not add substantially to infla-
tionary pressures."-
Ackley has been the chief pro-
ponent of the White House wage

guideline, which he insists is still
for a limit of 3.2 per cent yearly
in labor contract increases despite
a rash of recent settlements of 5
per cent or more.
Ackley disputes the contentions
or organized labor that the guide-
line is dead.
The Pan Am case caps a year
of labor ferment in the airlines
industry which included a 42-day
strike by AFL-CIO machinists
against five airlines in which
Johnson's prestige in settling big
labor disputes was signed for the
first time.
The machinist slapped down one
settlement proposal engineered in
the White House and struck for
nearly three more weeks before
winning increases estimated be-
tween 5 and 8 per cent.
Ackley called the settlement
The airlines labor troubles be-
came the focus for the adminis-
tration's rearguard attempts to
defend its 3.2 per cent wage limit
guideline, and the machinists, in
the worst airlines strike in U.S.
history, were the first major group
to make a substantial break-

now 336,000 men in Viet Nam, not
couting about 50,000 seamen off-
shore in vessels of the 7th Fleet.
This compares with 148,300 in
South Viet Nam a year ago and
with 327,000 in-country troops in
Korea at the peak of that con-
Sources also foresaw a contin-
uing increase in the U.S. commit-
ment to the war after the first of
the year to well beyond 400,000.
The expansion of the military
has been accompanied by corre-
sponding increases in the draft.
During the past six months,
draft calls have averaged over
34,000. October's was 49,300, the
highest. manpower request since
Christmas Respite
Only 12,100 men are being
sought for December but the Pen-
tagon has said it expects draft
calls to go back to around 33,000
in January. The December call is
low because of Christmas. No men
will be inducted during the last
two weeks of the month.
In the final analysis, the build-
up decision hinges on what mili-
tary officials believe will be need-
ed to overcome the Communists in
Southeast Asia.

U.S. Navy river patrol boats and
armed helicopters destroyed 431
Communist sampans in a three-
hour engagement Monday night
on the My Tho river 47 miles
southwest of Saigon, the U S.
Command reported. A spokesman
said there were no American casu-
alties and only light damage to
the equipment. Communist casual-
ties were not known.
The early morning bombard-
ment of Saigon came from a
point 3%/ miles southeast of the
capital, but when U.S. gunship
helicopters, artillery spotter planes
and a ground force of allied troops
closed in on the area, they found
The parade featured lighted
floats which wound around the
central market place, one of the
areas hit in the morning attack.
The midnight curfew for Vie nam-
ese was lifted for the first time
since New Year holiday in Febru-




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ACCRA, Ghana-The Organ-
ization of African Unity dispatch-
ed a mission from Addis Ababa
yesterday in an effort to settle
the Ghana-Guinea dispute which
imperils the pending African sum-
mit conference.
President Sekou Toure of Guinea
broadcast a call from Conakry, his
capital, for further demonstrations
against the United States to pro-
test the arrest in Accra of 19
Guineans seized on a stopover
here Satruday while they were on
their way to Addis Ababa for a
presummit meeting of the OAU
Council of Ministers.
EAST LONDON, South Africa-
Prime Minister John Vorster said
yesterday night South Africa will
continue to administer the man-
dated territory of South-West

Africa in spite of the U.N. resolu-
tion depriving South Africa of the
Vorster said the U.N. resolution
"simply had no foundation in in-
ternational law."
Vorster's reactionto the U.N.
decision to place the giant terri-
tory under U.N. responsibility last
Thursday, is the first from the
South African government.
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