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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, July 24, 1968
By WALTER SHAPIRO
As9ociate Editorial Director
Ann Arbor will host its first na-
tional political convention Aug. 17
and 18 as the combined Peace and
Freedom - New Politics Parties will
gather in the Union Ballroom.
But the Ann Arbor convention
should be considerably different from
most political gatherings.
Douglas Dowd, a professor of econ-
omics at Cornell University, ex-
plained, "We're not interested in
votes, we're interested in forming a
"The New Politics and Peace and
Freedom Parties are radicalizing
parties, rather than radical parties,"
said Bert Garskof, local New Poli-
tics candidate for Congress.
"We need to take people who come
from the campus, who know they
don't have a voice in the other po-
litical parties to come off the campus
to get involved and stay involved,"
The convention's composition is
"limited to organizations committed
to building an independent radical
Indications are that approximately
250 delegates will gather from more
than 20 states to nominate Black
Panther Minister of Information
Eldridge Cleaver for President.
"The feedback I get from the peo-
ple in the field is all for Cleaver,"
With the exception of the Michi-
gan New Politics Party and small
groups operating in Wisconsin and
Utah, "all other groups at the con-
vention will be Peace and Freedom
Parties," Hyland said.
said Rick Hyland of the California
PFP who is in charge of convention
However, there is some support for
the candidacy of rights-leader and.
former entertainer Dick Gregory.
The Michigan delegation to the
convention is strongly behind the
Cleaver candidacy although a formal
endorsement won't be made until the
state convention in mid-August.
The New York Peace and Freedom
Party met last Sunday and unani-
mously backed Cleaver for President.
Dowd was selected as interim can-
didate for Vice President.
According to Hyland, California's
delegation to the convention, casting
about one-quarter of the total vote,
will be split with the largest segment
"One of the main reasons I'm sup-
porting Cleaver is because the most
significant and most radical seg-
ment of the black community think
it's important," explained Garskof.
"Cleaver is a genuine radical and
not a single issue candidate like the
alternatives - Gregory and Spock -
are," said Eric Chester, Grad, local
New Politics chairman. ,
"Compared to Spook and Gregory,
Cleaver's political advantges over-
come his prticular liabilities," he
These "particular liabilities" stem
from several sources: 1) Cleaver's
age, which is two years below the
Constitutional requirement for Pres-
ident; 2) his conviction for rape and
subsequent prison record; and 3) the
possibility that his parole may be
revoked and the uncertainty whether
he will be able to leave California to
Garskof called the question of
Cleaver's ability to campaign the
"most significant drawback."
But he stressed that "Cleaver's
wife, Kathleen, will be able to do a
lot of campaigning and that can
make up for it a lot."
In San Francisco, a spokesman for
the Black Panthers explained, "Right
now Cleaver is out of the state, but
after all that's happened who knows
what they'll try to do to us."
He explained that the
party had sent out about
izers to different parts of
try "to act as catalysts".
would be on the ballot in more than
15 states including New York, Cali-
fornia, Pennsylvania. and Michigan.
According to Barbara McQuittey, a
California organizer working in New
York, "a petition drive to get on the
New York ballot will start Monday.
"It will be a nip and tuck fight
to get on the ballot," said Dowd.
"The problem is that you need 50
signatures in each county. And there
are some counties where it's goddam
difficult to find, 50 people 'who know
the 20th century has arrived."
In Boston John Meuser, another
California organizer, conceded yes-
terday that an effort to put Cleav-
er's name on the ballot in Massachu-
setts had failed.
But Lucille Birnbaum, a comnmun-
ications secretary of the Gregory
campaign, claimed, "All this national
organizing was rigged: The organizers
who were sent out were chosen be-
cause they were for Cleaver."
Hyland predicted that the candi-
date of the Ann Arbor convention
CLEVELAND (P,- Police used
armored cars last night to seal
off an East Side black area after
six persons, including three po-
licemnen, were killed by bursts of
automatic rifle fire from snipers
in an apartment building.
At least 15 other persons, in-
cluding policemen and civilians,
As reinforcements rushed in,
disturbances broke out sporadical-
ly in other nearby areas.
Gov. James A. Rhodes ordered
all 15,250 Ohio National Guards-
*nen to duty and said 700 guards-
men in summer training at Camp
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By The Associated Press r
* Striking electrical workers and
the Illinois Bell Telephone Co.,
agreed yesterday on an emergen-
cy plan for installation of com-
munications equipment for the
Democratic National Convention
scheduled to start Aug. 26.
Robert A. Nickey, chief spokes-
tnan for the International Broth-
erhood of Electrical Workers, met
with ranking labor leaders and
Mayor Richard J. Daley before
announcing that the union would
allow 300 volunteers from among
its 11,800 strikers to enter the In-
ternational Amphitheatre to in-
#stall the elaborate communica-
"This in no way affects the gen-
eral strike now in progress against
Illinois Bell," Nickey said.
. IBEW members have been strik-
ing Bell since May 8.
Nickey added that the conven-
1ion truce is confined to the Am-
phitheatre, South Side home of
many national political meetings.
"This will not be extended to
hotels," he said.
The exclusion of hotels from the
agreement poses difficulties for:
segments of the news media with
temporary workrooms and offices
in various hotels.
Newsmen from these sites cover
activities in delegates' and candi-
dates' headquarters in downtown
Nickey said he hoped union and
Bell officials would meet later yes-
terday to work out details for the
work in the Amphitheatre.
He added, "Our men will work1
around the clock if necessary to
complete the work."
"We did not intend the Demo-
cratic convention to be an issue in
our dispute with Illinois Bell,"
Nickey said. "Our position has
been and remains flexible.",
Earlier yesterday the Republi-
cans in Miami Beach joined Dem-
ocrats in sweating out labor dis-
putes seriously hampering prep-
aration for both national party
Yesterday was the fourth dlay
the IBEW pickets were outside the
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. WP)-
Perry, Ohio, would be sent to
Police used high-powered rifles
and tear gas to clear the apart-
ment building, from which the
Two bodies were found in the
Once the building was cleared,l
police pulled back and used the
armored cars to seal the area.
Policemen would go into the
trouble area only if they got a call
from a policeman or firemen in
trouble, Coffee said.
"We're not going to get suck-
ered into that area, because
they're shooting to kill," he said.!
There were widely scattered
reports of fires in other Negro
areas and some looting of stores.
Mayor Carl B. Stokes rushed to
the disturbance area and later
made a television plea for calm.
Last night's shooting was the
first serious racial flareup here
since Stokes began his campaign
for mayor more than a yearI
Cleveland has more than 300,000
Negro residents out of a total
population of over 800,000.
The scene of the shooting is not
near the Negro Hough area, scene
of four days of racial disturbances'
in the summer of 1966.
Witnesses said the shooting
started when five men opened
fire on a passing police task force
car. at Beulah Avenue and Lake-
The car, riddled with bullets,
backed off and called for help.
Police surrounded the building
and took what cover they could
find to stay in darkness.
Police said shouts came from
inside the apartment house:!
"We'll shoot anything white."
Three policemen were pinned
down by gunfire and pulled to
safety about one and one half
hours later as officers returned
heavy fire ,into a brick apartment
building on Lakeview Avenue and
tried to help the wounded.
The area was blocked off. Police
started shooting out streetlights
because one, policeman yelled,
"We're sitting ducks down here."
... All, Al HBOSTON[ YOU'RE MY HOME
... And there were some who said that the Boston beat went out with the Irish cop. Others said
it lasted until "Love that Dirty Water." Evidently some people thought the Boston Common was
going to be the scene for some new tea parties after hippies took up summer residence around the
Common a few weeks ago. Now there's a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and a noise ban each night.
Enforcing this creates the new Boston beat.
POLITBURO IN PRAGUE:
Soviets start -maneuvers
By DAVID WEIR
The Board in Control of Inter-
collegiate Athletics last night ac-
cepted the resignation of head
basketball coach Dave Strack and
appointed him to the newly-
created position of business man-
ager for University athletics.
Strack leaves after two medi-
ocre seasons which followed three
straight Big Ten championships.
Athletic Director Don Canham
will name a successor to the head
coaching job tonight.
It is speculated John Orr, cur-
rently assistant basketball coach
will be named to succeed Strack
and that a Iblack 'high school
coach from the Detroit area will
be chosen as his assistant.
Several names have been men-
tioned as possible-choices for the
job as assistant coach, including
Fred Snowden of Detroit North-
western, and Will Robinson of De-
Strack, 45, takes over a post
which entails handling all the
business operations of the athletic
"I'm glad to be able to select
the time to leave basketball. My
coaching career has been a suc-
cessful one, but deep down, I think'
that I was maybe getting a little LE
tired of the recruiting grind - EV
it's a terribly competitive field."
Strack said that a current Big S 1
Ten investigation of alleged ir-
regularities in recruiting athletes!
for the University had "absolute- 1
ly nothing" to do with his decision
"I have no knowledge whatso-! Tw
ever of the proceedings of the in- vember
vestigation," he said.
In his eight years as head In
coach, Strack led the Wolverines announ
to a 113-89 record on the hard- at the
"It is certainly a difficult de- New Po
cision to leave coaching," Strack Tw
said yesterday. "I am experienc-
ing withdrawal pains at the mo- Fredric
ment. However, I had already de- present
cided that if a good opportunity "I wa
came to enter the field of athlet- that s
ic administration I would take it. should 1
Strack said he expects to work students
closely with Canham in the ad- be a s
ministration of several new pro- said.
"I think that the current sports economi
clinics being conducted for area of Voice
youngsters are an excellent inno- Oak. H
vation. The athletic department, local o:
like the academic section of the Politics7
University, must become more in- He ch
volved in community problems," last nig
he said. radicale
"Some of my responsibility will I thi
be to find ways of financing these on the
activities," he continued. portantd
Strack holds a masters degree in Levin sa
business administration. He was Levin,
an a sistant basketball coach at oiked
the Univerity for 11 years before late Sen
taking the head coaching jobat Indiana,
the University of Idaho for one primarie
From Wire Service Reports
The Soviet Union yesterday an-
nounced the start of huge mili-
tary maneuvers along her entire
1,000-mile western frontier with
the reported departure of the en-
tire Soviet ruling Politburo to
Moscow newspaper Izvestia an-
nounced the maneuvers and the
unprecedented 11-member Polit-
bero mission to a confrontation
with Czech reformists aimed at
negotiating, Czechoslovakia's re-
turn to a normal alliance with the
It was the first time in Soviet
history the entire Politburo had
left the country and it under-
lined the urgency the Kremlin forthcoming talks between Czecho-
attached to holding Czechoslo- slovak and Soviet leaders in
vakia within the Communist camp Czechoslovakia will not stop their
as a major unit in Soviet defense liberalization drive.
strategy. "The Soviets would lose more
A Soviet source said the Polit- than they would gain by a military
buro already had left Moscow. intervention," said one Communist
It includes President Nikolai party official.
Podgorny. Premier Alexei Kosy- "Moscow will have to get used
gin and Party Leader Leonid I. to what is going on here. There
Brezhnev. can be no turning back the clock.
In Prague, Czech officials were We are not going to compromise
confident yesterday the Soviet and are determined to continue
Union will never resort to military on the present course."
intervention if the country stands Party officials said they regard
united behind the reform Com- a Soviet note, d e m a n d i n g
munist leaders headed by Alex- strengthening, of Czechoslovakia's
ander Dubcek. western borders as "just another
They also declared that the step in the war of nerves."
Coach Strack after Big Ten victory
tudlents may seek
J', Regent positio6ns
vo students may run for University Regent in the No-
unprecedented moves, Mark Levin, editor of The Daily
nced yesterday he may seek the Democratic nomination
party's convention in August and Eric Chester, Grad,
ed he will seek the nomination for Regent from the
vo positions on the board are up for election this year.
k Matthaei and Lawrence Lindemer, both Republicans,
tly hold the positions.
nt to present a programpTe
ays that the University
be run by the faculty and
plot Biafran ai d
By NADINE COHODAS
Reports indicate at least one million 1 iafrans will die of
starvation in the next 30 days.
Six million more may die in the next six months.
Because of the plight of Biafran refugees the Newman and,
Ecumenical Campus centers jointly are sponsoring a relief fund
drive for starving Biafrans.
"We want this drive to be on non-sectarian, non-political
grounds," explained George Coakley, Newman Center adviser.
"This is a humanitarian appeal."
The group plans bucket drives, informal group discussions,
and an August dance to raise money.
Coakley said any funds collected will be channeled through
Caritas, the international Catholic relief fund, and Church
Both organizations have already flown tons of food and
supplies into Biafra at "very great risk," Coakley said. All relief
efforts must be done in secret since the Nigerian government
has prohibited any such activity.
The government has blockaded entries into the new nation.
The note is reported to have
said Czechoslovakia's army could
not adequately defend this coun-
try's western borders and that
"this situation must be solved."
This implied that Soviet troops
should be stationed in Czechoslo-
vakia. The note has not been pub-
In what looked like a direct
rebuttal of the Soviet note, the
commander of the Czechoslovak
frontier guard units said the coun-
try is strong' enough to defend its
borders without foreign help.
"Fears regarding the safety of
Czechoslovakia's borders are quite
unfounded," Maj. Gen. Jan Pep-
rny said in an official statement
carried by the new agency CTK.
"The Czechoslovak Socialist
Republic has enough strength to
safely protect its state border with
its capitalist neighbors."
But is was noted that Soviet
Defense Minister Marshal Andrei
Grechko had cut short an impor-
tant visit to Algiers late last week
and hurried back to Moscow, pre-
sumably to direct the war games
the Kremlin apparently found
necessary at the last minute.
and the Regents should
ounding. board," Chester
er. a graduate student in
cs, is a former chairman
e-SDS and is from Royal
e has been active in the
rganization of the New
allenged Levin to a debate
ht. "I want to present a
alternative to Levin's al-
e," Chester said.
nk a student perspective
board is extremely im-
in determining the direc-
I focus of this University,"
who is from Detroit,
on the paid staff of the
a. Robert Kennedy in the
Oregon, and California
CHICAGO VP) - The nation's
two largest labor unions - the
United Auto Workers and the
Teamsters - announced yester-
day the formation of an Alliance
for Labor Action aimed at re-
cruiting unorganized American
workers and sponsoring programs
for social development.
Officials stressed; the alliance
does not constitute ahmerger of
the two unions.
The announcement was made
jointly by Walter P. Reuther,
president of the 1,600,000-member
UAW, and Frank Fitzsimmons,-
general vice president- of the
Neither union is a member of
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