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Vol. LXXVII I No. 59-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, August 3, 1968 Ten Cents
Canham, Revell refute)
sports club's charges
BY PHIL BROWN
Summer Sports Editor
Both University Athletic Direc-
tor Don Canham and Director of
Bands William Revelli yesterday
voiced disappointment with the
decision of the Club Sports As-
sociation to attempt stoppage of
,. the paving of a portion of Wines
"Of course it's a real problem,"
Canham agreed, "but there are aI
lot of groups after us to help them
and we had to do something.
"It had been ignored so long
that it came down to this-a de-
cision had to be made and stuck
to. If we could just give every-
body what they need we would
have done it long ago, but it's
just not that simple."
The clubs decided to take the
action at a meeting held Thurs-
day night, which followed numer-
ous confrontations with adminis-
trators about the Wines question.
Club leaders, concerned about
the possibility of having no prac-
tice and game fields for the fall,
declared their intention to picket
the blacktopping operation.
"These students have not really
considered the position .we're in,'
suggested Revelli. "The Wines
Field site is hardly ideal for us,
"Our facilities are the worst in
'the Big Ten, but we've avoided'
complaining because we've always
hoped that we would be able to
solve the problem without it."
The clubs, meanwhile, revised
their definition of the protest to
include the possibility of a lie-in
"if necessary," emphasizing the
sincerity of their efforts to block
See related editorial
Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley has advised against a!grand jury
investigation of the conduct in office of Washtenaw County
Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey, pending further investigation by
the attorney general's office and the state police.
However, a statement issued yesterday by county Circuit
Court judges indicated the court "is retaining jurisdiction"
over a petition filed June 7 which requested a one-man grand
jury investigation of Harvey. The court- has authority to
appoint the grand jury.
The sheriff faces two opponents in his bid for renomina-
tion by the Democratic Party in Tuesday's primary election.
His term expires Dec. 31.
Kelley recommended to the court . that the County
Board of Supervisors be advised of allegations against Har-
vey in the petition and inves-'s
In backing the Association's
action, S t u d e n t Government
Council last night released a reso-
lution condemning the paving
" Both Canham and Revelli em-
phasized recent developments
4, which have improved the lot of.
cluband intramural sports.
"Whenall of these facilities are
ready they'll have more than
they've ever had before," Revelli,
} "But for years-since we moved
v over from Ferry Field-we've been,
marching in mud or dust. Quite
-Q frankly, it's about time we had
4.. something better."
,.._,.. « h .."It would be a real shame,"
-Daily-Larry Robbins stated Canham. "We have donea
Club leaders plan everything we can do to insure
protest that the needs of all of these
groups would be met in the fall,1
CALL-UP RESUMES:ntand stopping the work at this
* +-point can only result in more de-
lays and more problems."I
"I didn't have to do anything=
about this," he continued. "No-
body told me I had to help alll
of these people, but I thought we i
' e could help and I personally want-t
ed to help."
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One of the students' chargest
, ysicwas that no one was consulted
WASHINGTON A-There will be no suspension of pre- about the decision to pave, and
induction physical examinations after all, Draft Director that it was reached in a somewhat
Lewis B. Hershey has notified the nationwide Selective Serv- clandestine manner.
ice System. See WINES, Page 41
Last July 3, Hershey directed-as an economy measure-
that draft boards schedule no more physicals in August
beyond those already scheduled, and that they schedule none u,, ill tf S
at all in September.
Questioned Thursday, an official spokesman said that radlie rnta
order remained unchanged. But yesterday he confirmed that g
-Hershey had in fact cancelled
it in a letter to state draft PRAGUE (i-Communist lead-E
' hY#directors on July 23. ers of Czechoslovakia and five
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Humphrey responds to newsmen's que ries ufter criticizing Hershey'
draft director -
DETROIT (AP)-Vice President f presidency for his office to work
Hubert H. Humphrey promised with.
yesterday to fire Selective Service "I have further noted Gen.
Director Lewis B. Hershey, a tar- Hershey's criticism of the Selec-
get of antiwar and draft protests, tive Service reform measures.
if elected president. "Gen. Hershey understandably
Hershey has said he plans to
retire as selective service director
sometime in the near future.
The Vice President, bringing
his quest for the Democratic pres-
idential nomination into the De-
troit area, ran into the first size-
able number of right-wing den-
onstrators, and he warned against
"playing up these loudmouths."
Humphrey issued a -tatement
saying that Hershey "has indi-
cated that George Wallace would
be the best candidate for the
has his own preference for pres-
ident. I have my own preference;
for the director of the Selective
And the Vice President added,
"the Humphrey administration,
will make the needed change." ,
The vice president planned no
further comment on Hershey, saidj
Norman Sherman, his press secre-
In pledging to remove Hershey,,
Humphrey appeared to be taking,
another step to change his image
as a spokesman of the Johnson
Administration and a man of the
Humphrey's opponent for the
Democratic presidential nomina-
tion, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy,
also has said he would fire Her-
shey as well as FBI director J.
Humphrey, who has repeatedly
been the target of leftist and anti-
war demonstrators, found himself
confronting the first sizeable num-;
ber of right-wing placards in his
A crowd of about 2,000-a high
percentage of them Humphrey
boosters and waving Humphrey
signs-turned out to hear Humph-
rey dedicate a sewage treatment
facility at St. Clair Shores just
While there were a few placards
saying, "Stop the bombing, Stop
the killing, Stop HHH," there
were also a score or so of signs
charging that, "Humphrey cod-
dles rioters," and "HHH gives in
to Black Power."
Hunphrey met for an hour,
during the afternoon with his
Task Force on Economic Policy
which convened at Detroit. After
the discussion Humphrey visited a
predominantly Negro neighbor-
hood and spoke to a "register and
The crowd of about 2,000 was
enthusiastic although a few anti-
Humphrey placards, signed by the
militant Black Panthers organi-
zation, were spotted in the crowd.
When he began his speech there
were some isolated shouts of, "We
don't want crime in our cities,"
tigate the charges.
Judges James R. Breakey and
John W. Conlin said the court was
"awaiting any action the Board
of Supervisors may take in ac-
cordance with the recommenda-
tion of the attorney general."
However, Breakey added action
probably will not be taken until
completion of a report being pre-
pared by Kelley's office. Breakey
did not know when the report will
Board chairman Robert- Harri-
son was unavailable for comment
Kelley's office yesterday declined
comment on the Harvey investi-
gation. The judges ordered the
attorney general's investigation
June 7 when they received the pe-
Kelley made his recommenda-
tion in a letter to the judges
Thursday which included a partial
list of the allegations against
Harvey in the petition.
The charges included conspir-
acy to commit extortion in the.
suppression of a deputies associ-
ation; violations of the Veterans
Preference Act, the Hutchinson
Act, the Michigan Employment
Securities Act and gambling
statutes; illegal hiring of non-
residents as deputies; and making
a false report to the county.
Kelley's letter cleared Harvey
of the charge of violating the Vet-
erans Preference Act on the basis
of investigation conducted so far.
In advising against a grand
jury, Kelley said, "The willing-
ness of ex-deputies to talk about
these allegations with anyone in-
volved in the investigation em-
phasizes the lack of need for the
use of a one-man grand jury."
"I leave to your discretion
whether the allegations in and of
themselves would warrant a
grand jury," Kelley wrote the
Harvey said he was "delighted"
by the recommendation against a
grand jury. "I would have been
more than happy to respond had
I known before what the allega-
tions were and these matters
would have been cleared up by
now," he explained.
PITTSBURGH (P)-Two of the
nation's top steelmakers and a
big specialty steel producer an-
nounced price increases yesterday,
defying President Johnson's plea
to hold the line on steel prices.
The price boost came only hours
after the President said in Wash-
ington he was sure there "will be
additional action" in the steel sit-
National Steel Corp., the No. 4
producer, made selectivb price in-
creases on tin mill products, mate-
rial used in canmaking, and Cru-
cible Steel Corp., a specialty pro-
ducer, announced selective price
boosts on certain stainless steel
bar products made at its Syracuse,
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.,
the No. 5 steelmaker, #nnounced
price boosts on selected steel maill
products and said it was studying
further its cost-price relationship
of tin mill products, alloy and
The increases by National and
J. & L. were' their first since the
United Steelworkers won a billion-
dollar plus contract Tuesday. They
joined the country's top three steel
producers-U.S. Steel Corp., Beth-
lehem Steel Corp. and Republic
Steel Corp.-in boosting prices.
Only Thursday, Johnson or-
dered the Defense Department to
buy steel from companies that
hold the line on prices in an
effort to curb an across-the-board
price hike in the industry.
Informed sources said the de-
partment presumably could require
certain considerations by state
highway departments in awarding
construction contracts that would
counter the steel firms' increases.
The Department of Transporta-
tion is reportedly also considering
possible action to counter the
steel price increases.
LOS ANGELES (P) - Sirhan
Bishara Sirhan yesterday pleaded
"not guilty" to the charge that he
had murdered Sen. Robert F. Ken-
A judge set his trial for Nov. 1,
just four days before the presi-
dential election in which Kenne-
dy had hoped to be the Demo-
cratic nominee, and close to the
Nov. 12 Memphis trial date for
James Earl Ray, charged with
murdering Martin Luther King.
Sirhan's attorney, Russell F.
Parsons, indicated that the plea
of innocent does not rule out a
plea of innnocent by reason of
He told newsmen after the hear-
ing that brain tests for Sirhan
have not been completed, and
he has not yet to finish studying
reports of psychiatrists.
Parsons reserved the right to
make "appropriate motions" in
the case "at least 35 days before
Sirhan, 24-year-old Jordanian
immigrant, was seized moments
after Kennedy was shot June 5
after claiming victory in the Cali-
fornia Democratic presidential
primary election. Sirhan has been
held since under maximum secu-
The continuation of physicals,
coupled with Hershey's reminder
to local boards on July 26 to start
reclassifying college students who
have graduated, could bring about
a speed-up in that reclassification
The spokesman said, however,
Hershey had canceled the suspen-
sion of physicals at the request of
the Defense Department, which
operates the pre-induction exami-
nation centers and objected to the
prospect of having them virtually
emptied for a month rjr more.
The Department wanted physi-
cals to continue at an even pace,
he said, and the Selective Service
At. the time the suspension was
revealed last July 18, the spokes-
man had said it was only "a
temporary delaying action" to
save some money while waiting to
see what the Pentagon's draft
calls would be.
So far, since June, draft calls
have been low. The September
call for 12,200 and the October
call for 13,800 just announced on
Friday were the lowest in more
than a year.
But enlistmentsaare usually
high and draft calls may rise
again in the fall and winter.
critical partners in the Soviet
bloc assembled in Bratislava yes-
terday for talks that the Czecho-
slovaks were assured would be!
aimed at strengthening economic
and military cooperation, and
would not deal with Czechoslovak
The agreement to meet had
touched of demonstrations Thurs-
day by Czechoslovaks who feared
abandonment of the Prague re-
"We shall not discuss Czecho-,
slovakia specifically at Bratislava,"
Premier Oldrich Cernik reported
in the party newspaper Rude
The conference, which opens
today, evidently is intended to
heal the Czechoslovak reformists'
rift with the Soviet Union and its
orthodox allies - Poland, East
Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria.
- Alexander Dubcek, chief of the
Czechoslovak party, told the na-
tion in a radio broadcast that the
four-day meeting with the Soviet
Poliburo that wound up at Cierna
Thursday created good precondi-
tions for the larger gathering in
Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The month-long flow of prop-
aganda against Czechoslovakia's
liberalization course from Moscow
and other hard-line Communist
capitals abated abruptly after the
windup of the Cierna meeting.
And Prague's news media ended
their counterf ire.
The conference is expected to
approve an agreement hammered;
out at Cierna, a Slovak railroad
town near the Soviet frontier. The
impression here is the meeting will
wind up in one day.
tallies me oa
rh of Czech crisis
antee of the defense of our borders i preceded by talks with each party
and thus also of the frontiers of individually.
socialism," Dubcek said. The Czechoslovak party also
He also firmly rejected sug- gave up the demand "in view of
gestions that Czechoslovakia's the pressure of time" before its
sovereignty was compromised at extraordinary party congress that
Cierna. is to start on Sept. 9, he said.
"I was asked at the airport At the congress Dubcek is ex-
whether our sovereignty was com- pected to oust conservative fol-
promised," he said. "I am saying lowers of former President An-
frankly that it is not." tonin Novotny from the party
Dubcek added that the meeting leadership.
at Cierna had created such "good Following the Bratislava meet-
preconditions" for the talks with ing, the Czechoslovaks will hold
the five parties that the Czecho- talks with Yugoslav President Tito
slovak leadership dropped its de- and the Romanian party chief,
mand that any such meeting be Nicoleae Ceausescu.
CLOSED SESSIONS CONTINUE
writers clash' over war
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. OP---Republican
writers headed into a behind-scenes battle
yesterday over their party's stand on Viet-
nam but reported a "very satisfactory"
agreement on the problems of America's
The Platform Committee plowed pain-
fully, word by word, through a second
long day of closed sessions. The split on
Vietnam became visible even before the
drafters reached that section. Potential
trouble loomed also on crime, gun control
and other planks.
Some members --particularly support-
ers of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of
New York balked at a sentence in the
draft plank on Vietnam which reportedly
stated: "We hold that any negotiated
peace will be unacceptable unless it assures
the Vietnamese a full opportunity for
When newsmen asked Sen. Jacob K.
Javits of New York whether the plat-
form writers would make changes in the
Vietnam plank, he replied with emphasis:
"I hope they will. I will fight for them."
There was some opinion which Javits
said he shared-that backers of front-run-
ning Richard M. Nixon would line up with
Rockefeller's people in support of all-out
efforts to negotiate an early peace. That
would align Rockefeller and Nixon in
opposition to supporters of California Gov.
Ronald Reagan, who favors stepped-up
warfare "to win as quickly as possible."
Javits said he "would like to see the
party committed to peace at the earliest
possible time." The party should call for
phasing out of American troops as the
South Vietnamese take over, ; the New
Yorker said, and seek a settlement with
-A contest between protectionists and
lower-tariff advocates loomed. Javits told
newsmen the outcome will determine
"whether the party will continue to be
for a liberal trade policy."
-An expansion of the administration's
Headstart program for underprivileged
pre-school children, was endorsed-but not
-In the crime plank, language Was
adopted similar to Nixon's Wednesday
statement on crime; it endorsed "the
principle that men are accountable for
what they do, that criminals are respon-
sible for their crimes-that while the
boy's environment can help to explain
the man's crime, it does not excuse that
Agreement on "a very satisfactory, very
well balanced plank" on urban problems