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Wet and warm today,
hazy and mild tonight

Vol LXXVIII, No. 44-S Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday, July 13, 1968 Ten Cents

Six Pages

Restrictions on



aid, eased

Restrictions on a federal grant to the Children's Com-
munity School may be "relaxed," a consultant from the
Michigan Office of Eoconomic Opportunity told school staff
members yesterday in Lansing.
The school staff fear they may be unable to meet the
specifications of the $11,250 grant, which provides a pilot
M project for 15 five-year-olds.
To qualify, half of the group must have attended Head
Start or another pre-school program and all must come
S-- from poverty-level families.

Florida's K
MIAMI, Fla. (R) -- Florida Gov. Claude
Kirk threw his personal support yesterday
to New York Giv. Nelson A. Rockefeller's
candidacy for the Republican presidential
nomination, saying the GOP's objective
was "to get the nomination for a man
who can win."
Kirk thus became the first Southern
governor to endorse Rockefeller and only
the second Republican governor in the na-
tion to do so since Rockefeller began his
active challenge of Richard M. Nixon 10
weeks ago.
Kirk announced his support at a news
conference in Miami Beach after flying in
from Baltimore, Md., with Rockefeller
aboard the New Yorker's chartered air-
liner and conferring with him at length
in private.
At Baltimore, Rockefeller talked pri-
vately with Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew
and the state's delegation to the national
convention and was said to have urged
Agnewto maintain his favorite-son status,
thus keeping a potential support from
Nixon, at least for the moment.
Agnew told the Associated Press later
he was maintaining a neutral position.

Kirk said he was giving up his own
favorite-son aspirations and would urge
Florida's 34-member delegation to support'
After the delegation met privately with
Rockefeller, however, various members
told newsmen that Kirk had not made
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such an announcement at the gathering.
Later, Kirk explained it this way, "We
ran out of time.,They can read it in the
Some of the delegates said Kirk appar-
ently did not make an announcement be-
cause of the obvious sentiment for Nixon
at the meeting.
When Rockefeller was questioned as to
whether he thought he had picked up any
votes through his discussion with the dele-
gates, he shrugged and said, "It's hard
to say."
Kirk, in talking with newmen, acknowl-
edged that his statement might not carry
much weight with the Florida delegation,

but he said he expected his support to
prove effective for Rockefeller elsewhere
in the South.
Florida's Republican state chairman,
William Murfin, defeated Kirk in a con-
test for the chairmanship of the convention
delegation. Murfin has claimed that 29
of the nominally uncommitted delegates
will support Nixon, with four others back-
ing California Gov. Ronald Reagan.
Kirk also said he acted primarily out of
concern that Alabama's former Gov.
George Wallace was gaining strength in
his third party campaign in the South
and could jeopardize the election prospects .
of any Republican candidate who depended
heavily on Southern support.
The only other governor who has an-
nounced for Rockefeller since his formal
candidacy was Pennsylvania's Raymond
Shafer. Rhode Island's Gov. John Chaffee
had announced his support before Rocke-
feller entered the campaign.
While in Baltimore, Rockefeller's press
secretary announced that the governor
would issue a policy statement in New
York City this morning elaborating on his
views on the Vietnam war.

Birk backs Rocky-'the man who can win'


!LSD, drug
voted yesterday to stiffen penal-
ties for illegal trafficking in LSD
and other drugs.
By a 319 to 2 vote, it passed
and sent to the Senate a bill
which also contains special pro-
'~visions designed to take into con-
sideration the plight of youthful
first offenders.
For the first time, the bill
makes it a misdemeanor to possess
LSD and other hallucinogens, de-
pressant and stimulant drugs for
personal use without a prescrip-
6 tion.
Penalties range from a $1,000
fine and one-year prison term or
both for the first offense to three
years and $10,000 for subsequent
Courts would be given permis-
sion to suspend the sentences of
1 persons convicted under this sec-
tion for the first offense.
The bill also:
-Classified illegal manufacture,
possession, sale or distribution to
others as a felony with penalties
of five years in prison and $10,000
fines or both for first and all
subsequent offenses.
-Provides 10-year prison terms
and $15,000 fines or both for
first offense convictions' for sales
to persons 21 or under.
Gov. Wallace,
New Politics
~on ballot
LANSING I)-The State Board
on Canvassers yesterday certi-
fied the American Independent,
Party headed by former Alabama
Gov. George Wallace and the New
Politics Party for positions on
the November presidential ballot.
A The Prohibition Party, which
has been on the Michigan ballot
for several elections, was turned
down for lack of petition signa-
The New Politics Party is a
peace party.
Wallace supporters began gath-
ering signatures to place their
candidate's name on the ballot
earlier this year. The former gov-
ernor is expected to campaign in
the state during August.

The group also must be di-
vided evenly between Negro
and white children.
Laurel Schiffer of the Michigan
OEO said the specifications prob-
ably could be altered somewhat
according to availability of eli-
gible students to the school.
Another major objection to the
grant was clarified by Miss Schif-
fer. The staff opposed enrolling 15
five-year-olds because the age
balance in the school would be
upset. Only 24 students in three
grades attended the school last
year, and next year's enrollment
was projected at 30 in four grades.
However, Miss Schiffer ex-
plained that the U.S. Office of
Education project is funded with
the intention of sponsoring. a new
group of 15 five-year-olds each
year for at least three years, while
continuing support for previous#
The school staff originally
thought the grant applied to 15
children in the first three grades.
The program is a follow-up for
Operation Head Start, the govern-
iment pre-school project.
"We would have to enroll 60
children to keep a balance, and,
large a facility," explained staff
member Skip Taube.
"But continued funding may
make it easier for us to get other
that we will grow to a full size
funds and increase confidence
elementary school," he added.
Taube said the school will de-
termine how many students and
what additional funds will be
available next year before con-
sulting with a grant negotiator
from the education office.
The staff had planned to ask
for a reduced number of students.
However, Miss Schiffer indicated
this would be extremely difficult
to do because the grant is already
The school does not have a fa-
cility for next year. Taube said
the staff was considering offers of
space from Gleaner Hall, Calvary
Presbyterian Church and the Uni-
tarian Church.
The grant will provide the
school with enrichment services,
reduced class sizes, social services
for the children and their fami-
lies, medical and dental examin-
ations and hot lunches.
"Now we're going to find out
what pre-school programs were
conducted last year in Ann Arbor
and go to the parents," Taube
"But we don't want to enroll
students simply because they fit
the grant. We want parents to
they agree with our educational
send us their students because
"We'll also look for students in;
the other grades in case we are
able to increase enrollment," he+

-Associated Press
Rockefeller and Kirk

'No more
Office Department announced yes-
terday it is planning to eliminate
all Saturday mail deliveries in city
residential areas.
No date was set for this move,
but the department said that
starting July 27 all Saturday and
Sunday window service at first-
and second-class post offices and
classified units will be discon-
One window may be opened for
not more than two hours to hand
out general delivery and business;
mail to regular users of these
The service curtailments were
attributed by the department to
manpower reductions imposed by
the new tax bill.
The department also announced
it will close down 250 fourth classI
post offices Aug. 2, and an addi-,
"The effective date for elimina-
tion of Saturday residential de-
livery will be established later by
the department," it said.
There are no plans at present
to eliminate Saturday deliveries in
business districts, a spokesman
Fourth class post offices are the
smallest in the department. There;
are approximately 7,800 of them
across the nation. For persons af-
fected by the coming shutdown,
arrangements will be made to
provide rural delivery service, it
was said.
It was reported earlier yester-
day that a temporary freeze has
been ordered on extension of de-
livery routes to serve new sub-
divisions or large apartment com-
To reduce payroll costs in post
offices, only three of four vacan-
cies are to be filled, as they occur.

Suit against city

asks tax refud


Seven Ann Arbor residents yesterday filed a suit against
the city seeking a refund of more than $1 million to them-
selves and other city taxpayers collected in what they term
"illegal" taxes.
The suit was filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court
on behalf of Dr. Albert H. Wheeler of the Medical School,
state NAACP chairman, and "other taxpayers."
They charged tax levies, by the city from July 1, 1965
through 1968 for special purpose, garbage collection and
pension and social security
are illegal. I E.T

-Associated rress
A little help . .
President Johnson accepts a helping hand from some of his Marine friends after slipping' and
falling on the stairs of a Marine barracks where he attended a ceremony. Daughter Lyxida looks on.
High officials reported the President was not hurt.
Convention site in doubt

The suit claims the taxes are
illegal because the City Council
did not determine what amount
was necessary to be raised by real
and personal property taxes for
these purposes.
The suit also charges that
Council never authorized these
levies as required by city charter
and that Social Security collec-
tions are Illegal because they are
to be included in the city's general
operating budget and should not
be a separate tax' itemn.
The taxpayers seek a minimum
refund of $1,326,556 and a maxi-
mum refund of $2,129,898. The
minimum figure does not include
the amount charged to 1968-69.
'Arthur {E. Carpenter, attorney
for the filing taxpayers, said he is
seeking an injunction against the
city to prevent them from col-
lecting any more of these taxes
this year.
In addition, the suit states taxes
levied for garbage collection are
being used to pay the cost of rub-
bish collection.
According to the filing tax-
payers, only 25 per cent of what
the eity collects is garbage, under
a Michigan statute definition of
the word. The remaining 75 per
cent is rubbish, they say.

Urge new
peace plan
By The Associated Press


CHICAGO (P) - A top federal
mediation official will attempt to
settle a strike which threatens
removal of the Democratic Na-
tional Convention from Chicago
amid reports that high party
figures have asked the union
hierarchy to intervene.
Gilbert Seldin, assistant dis-
putes director of the U.S. Media-
tion and Concilation Service, will
meet with the Illinois Bell Tele-
phone Co. Systems Council T-4
of the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
communications equipment in-

Mc Govern: Dakota '~s Dark Horse

HURON, S.D. (A - A spark f associates and backers will be in

could be touched off today in
* Huron, hometown of Vice Presi-
dent Hubert Humphrey, to build
support for Sen. George McGov-
ern (D-SD), for the Democratic
presidential nomination.
The late Sen. Robert F. Ken-
nedy, won the South Dakota pri-
mary June 4, hours before he was
4 shot fatally. His death left the
delegation uncommitted.
At its meeting here, the dele-
gation is expected to give its sup-
port to McGovern as a favorite
son. Several of Kennedy's close

Huron, indicating support for a
McGovern move that could be
more than merely a favorite son
The delegate caucus Saturday
night will follow a memorial din-
ner honoring Sen. Kennedy. r
South Dakota is a next-door
neighbor of Minnesota, whose
Humphrey and Sen. Eugene Mc-
Carthy are seeking the Demo-
cratic nomination. Humphrey was
born in South Dakota, lived in
Huron as a young man and heads
the family drug store business
William Dougherty Jr., chair-
man of the South Dakota dele-
gation, said many delegates elect-
ed on Kennedy slates regard Hum-
phrey as unacceptable and are
not especially enthused about Mc-
"Unlike other favorite son bids,"
Dougherty said, "it appears that

Jesse Unruh, speaker of the
California state assembly, was to
accompany Sorensen. Kennedy
won the California Democratic
primary, held the same day as
South Dakota's.
Other guests expected for the
dinner, Dougherty said, include
David Harrison of Gloucester,
Mass., a regional Kennedy coor-
dinator; Pat Lucey, Madison, Wis.,
former Wisconsin lieutenant gov-
ernor; Dr. Tony Mussari, Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, Midwest director of
Students for Kennedy, and Hans
Jensen, Aurora, Neb., a Kennedy
leader in the Nebraska primary
and head of the Nebraska dele-
gation to the national convention.
McGovern will not be here. He
is in Sweden, as a delegate to the
World Council of Churches meet-
The Associated Press recently
took a poll of South Dakota's 24-
member delegation. Of the 21 who

natures to place McCarthy's name
on the November ballot as an in-
dependent presidential candidate.
They called the move a "back-
stop" to make sure McCarthy's
name will be on the ballot even
if he fails to get the Democratic
McCarthy's campaign head-
quarters sent the group a telegram
asking it to desist because "the
candidacy of Sen. McCarthy is
for- the Democratic party nomi-
nation and for no other."
Despite the telegram, Joseph
Diroff of Weymouth, who organ-
ized the drive, said he planned to
Diroff said he was seeking the
petition signatures because with-
out them McCarthy would have
"no other recourse," to get on
the ballot if he were not nom-
inated at the Democratic national
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stallers have been on strike for 66
If the strike continues, the na-
tional convention meeting Aug.
26 may be moved to another city,
John Bailey, chairman of the
Democratic National Committee,
said earlier this week.
IBEW sources in Washington
said yesterday. that top Demo-
cratic party officials have sought
union headquarters intervention.
The' source said that all requests
were turned down because all lo-
cals are autonomous.
The well-placed source said that
at least one call was from a mem-
ber of the Democratic National
Committee to Joseph D. Kennan,
IBEW international secretary.
!Gordon Freeman, international
president, was named as another
union figure to whom calls were
made. The sources refused to
identify the callers.
Government officials up to
cabinet level also were reported
among those seeking help from
the parent union.
In Chicago, Mayor Richard J.
Daley expressed optimism that a
settlement would come soon and
repeated his words of several
weeks: "The Democratic National
Convention will be in Chicago."
But this time he added the
phrase: "There will be a conven-
tion-television or no television."
Officials of the major networks
have said that if electrical work-
ers don't begin work inside the
International Amphitheatre soon,
it could imperil televising of the
Illinois Bell has said it has the
manpower and technology to in-
stall the equipment. But if man-
agement personnel installs equip-
ment, the local has promised to
set up picket lines outside the
Workers fromi othrnhfions~-

SEATTLE (R)-Sen. Eugene
McCarthy said yesterday his
youthful supporters are "pre-
pared to lose if they think they
have had a fair hearing and a
fair chance to make the sys-
tem work."
McCarthy made 'the state-
ment after his arrival' to bid
for a larger share of Washing-
ton's 47-vote national conven-
tion delegation at the state
Democratic convention today
in nearby Tacoma.
After a news conference here,
he went into a huddle with al-
ready-selected delegates before
being driven to Tacoma to
speak at a $12.50 a plate pre-
convention dinner.
At the airport, McCarthy was
greeted by approximately 1,000
supporters many of them
young' people.
He was asked at the news
conference whether he thought
the young people would back
the Democratic ticket in the

was among the actions he had
in mind as unacceptable.
McCarthy said he was still
reserving judgment until after
the convention as to whether
he might support a splinter
party movement.
In response to a question
about whether he ought not to
remain, in the Senate as a voice
of dissent, McCarthy grinned
and said he would be willing to'
assume the presidency "for a
few years-one term."
A McCarthy aide cut off the
news conference before report-
ers could press him on this
McCarthy said he will make
no overtures to Sen. Edward
Kennedy of Massachusetts to
be his running mate and might
leave the choice up to the na-
tional convention if he is nom-
Asked about a foreign policy
statement issued earlier in the

is $2 over the top rate received by.
other IBEW locals across the
country with whom Bell affiliates
have settled.
More than $1.3 million has al-
ready been spent for the conven-
tion. The City of Chicago would
have to write off more than $400,-
000 if the convention falls
through. Chicago pledged $750,000
to the party's expense chest and
threw in an additional $300,000
promise for miscellaneous ex-

McCarthy: Backers
prepared for defeat

Few open signs of progress have
emerged from a week of talks
among world powers on breaking
the Mideast deadlock.
In London diplomats are press-
ing for a five-step, give-and-take
formula they say Israel and the
Arabs may find acceptable.
Britain and the Soviet Union,
both in favor of a step-by-step so-
lution, are said to believe the
best way to start a workable peace
program is to open the Suez
Canal, blocked during the six-day
Arab-Israel war last June.
Diplomats said the British ver-
sion envisions a sequence some-
thing like this:
-Israeli forces pull back 20-30
miles from the east bank of Suez
into the occupied Sinai desert;
then the canal is cleared of
stranded ships and opened to
-Israel begins tackling the
problems of resettling Arab refu-
gees and foreign vessels are al-
lowed to carry Israeli cargoes
through Suez; progress on the
refugee' problem brings use of
the canal for Israeli' flagships.
-Israel withdraws from occu-
pied territories of Egypt, Jordan
and Syria and Egypt permits
United Nations peace - keeping
troops back on its soil; a U.N.
post overlooking the Tiran Straits
guarantees Israel's link with the
Red Sea via the Gulf of Aqaba.
-Israel keeps control of the
occupied Gaza strip.
-Disposition of Jerusalem's oc-
cupied Arab sector, most difficult
issue of all, is left to last, to be
negotiated 'by Israel and Jordan;
a minimum requirement would
be international supervision of
holy places.
Overall, the outline seems to
favor positions taken by the Arabs
rather than those of the Israelis,
who have insisted on a binding
treaty under which the Arabs
would recognize Israel's right to
Egypt, apparently for prestige
reasons, has rejected such a pact
and has accused Israel of re-
fusing to entertain a UN. resolu-
tion that calls for both Israeli

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