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By URBAN LEHNER
and WALTER SHAPIRO
Special to The Daily
MIAMI BEACH - California Gov.
Ronald Reagan became an avowed
candidate yesterday when he smil-
ingly, yielded to the urging of the
unanimous resolution of the Califor-
nia delegation that he "declare his
active candidacy for the Republican
With the announcement, "as of
this moment, I am a candidate,"
Reagan abandoned the thinly-veiled
fiction of his favorite son designa-
Up to now Reagan has sought
delegate votes while he explained
that he was a favorite son candidate
of the California delegation, but
'would become an active candidate
when his name was placed in nom-
ination Wednesday night.
The rationale behind Reagan's
moving forward by 48 hours the an-
nouncement of his active candidacy
was explained by former Sen. Wil-
liam Knowland, speaking on behalf
of the California delegation, who
said, "There are delegates in all sec-
tions of the country who would sup-
port Reagan if they can be sure that
he wouldn't drop out as a favorite
However, many observers inter-
preted the surprise Reagan an-
nouncement as a last-ditch attempt
to offset the failure of the Reagan
forces to pick up the delegates nec-
essary to deny former Vice President
Richard Nixon the nomination on
the first ballot.
By announcing his active candi-
dacy, Reagan will probably be forced
to drop the low-key manner with
which he has made a favorable im-
pression on a large number of south-
ern and western delegations;
The typical Reagan caucus meet-
ing consists of the former actor ex-
plaining his favorite son candidacy,
answering effectively a series of pol-
icy questions from interested dele-
gates, and when before southern
delegations, arguing forcefully that
the nomination of Nixon would aban-
don the South to George Wallace.
But favorable impressions and
promises of second-ballot support are
of little value to Reagan, if he can't
pry away enough votes to stop Nixon
on the first ballot.
While there have been gains of a
few delegates in some southern
states Reagan has given no indica-
tion of the ability to make large
scale breakthroughs in vital centers
of Nixon strength.
There are contradictory estima-
tions as to whether the California
resolution was spontaneous or en-
gineered by the governor himself.,,
When questioned, Knowland denied
strongly that Reagan knew any more
than the reports of field agents that
some delegates would prefer that he
become an avowed candidate.
Meanwhile, Nixon supporters con-
tinued to convey the impression that
the former Vice President was rolling
inexorably toward a first-ballot nom-
ination, as Maryland's Gov. Spiro T.
Agnew released his favorite-son dele-
gation and "vigorously" endorsed
Agnew was one of a list of favorite
son candidates including Gov. George
Romney and Ohio Gov. James
Rhodes upon whose backing Nelson
Rockefeller had counted to sustain
their delegations' pledges in an ef-
fort to block an early Nixon triumph.
The Agnew announcement had
been the subject of speculation for
several weeks, and had been predict-
ed by many observers as a certainty
for the 'past few days. Reports had
indicated that Agnew would refrain
from making the announcement un-
til Nixon thought his endorsement
would create the greatest impact.
Despite these reports, the Mary-
land governor said he made his final
commitment only 15 minutes before
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Agnew refused to speculate on how
many of Maryland's 26 first ballot
votes. would accrue to Nixon as a
result of his announcement.
Asked whether members of the
delegation had been happy with the
governor's decision, Agnew replied
that one -delegate had voiced his dis-
approval but that it was an expres-
sion of personal feelings, and there
had been no other' comment.
However, a Maryland delegate with
a blue and white Rocky pin in his
lapel said, after the governor's press
conference, "a majority" of the
state's delegates would vote for
.Rockefeller on the first ballot.
Agnew, the delegate observed, had
informed the caucusing delegation
only 10 minutes before his press
conference of his decision to make
the announcement, and had left the
Sans Souci Hotel caucus room for
the hotel's conference area imme-
diately after the disapproving dele-
gate had voiced his'tsentiments.
The Maryland delegate did not
indicate whether a straw vote of
the delegation had been conducted
after the governor left for the press
his early evening press conference.
However, Agnew made it clear that
Nixon had been reasonably assured
of the governor's decision several,
'Nixon plays to a full house
Same Old Party
By URBAN LEHNER and WALTER SHAPIRO
special To The Daily
MIAMI BEACH - The one thing that seems fairly certain
after a couple of days of roaming through the vast constellation of
hotels in this insufferably humid city is that the 1968 Republican
National Convention may be the Grand Old Party's last flirta-
tion with liberalism - and that it will be only a flirtation.
Throughout the past month, the Republicans have conveyed
this image of a party awakened. There has been a certain amount
of deceptively infectious talk about a "new" (and presumably
more liberal) Nixon which to an extent has been transferable to
the party as a whole. There has been, as well, Nelson Rockefeller.
The platform which the Resolutions Committee proposed here
two days ago is, if ambiguous in some of its rhetoric, certainly
the most unambiguously liberal Republican platform in recent
The question, of course, is what lies behind this progressive
veneer. The man who in the short run has more at stake on the
answer than any other American is Nelson Rockefeller.
The most popular post-mortem analysis of the events of the
past few weeks depicts Rockefeller as having been forced to adopt
a contingency plan after being detoured from his original strate-
gy. This earlier idea had been to focus on the governor's presumed
grass roots popularity through a carefully cultivated sequence of
massive newspaper, radio, and television advertisements, and tri-
umphantly pro-Rockefeller public opinion polls. Through this
strategy, his ideological liabilities with conservative delegates would
At the same time, it would be implicit that a Rockefeller
victory in November would spark widespread Republican Congres-
sional and lower office victories, without necessarily discriminat-
ing between conservative and liberal Republicah candidates
What destroyed the effectiveness of this scheme were the
discrepancies in the latest poll results. Despite the joint Gallup-
Harris agreement that Rockefeller has an "open lead," the almost
absurd variations between the prophecies of the two major oracles
has undermined whatever influence the polls may have had on
the decisions of the delegates.
This leaves Rockefeller with his contingency strategy: work
* in tacit tandem with California's conservative Gov. Ronald Reagan
to prevent a Nixon victory on the first few ballots, thus nibbling
steadily away the former Vice President's support; then pick up
enough delegates formerly committed to Nixon to defeat Reagan on
a later ballot.'
And the great assumption upon which this Rockefeller analysis"
rests is that the Republican Party is genuinely intent on a liberal
J course for the future. In other words, Rockefeller's feeling is that
the majority of the 600-odd delegates who will support Nixon
on the early ballots will later be inclined to move toward Rocke-
feller instead of Reagan.'
There is a good chance, of course, that the assumption will be
deprived of a test by a first ballot Nixon victory. That Sen. Hiram
Fong of Hawaii, Gov. Dewey Bartlett of Oklahoma and Gov. Spiro
,g. Aghew of Maryland, have released their delegations and thus
buttressed Nixon's total by a few votes is significant not so much
for the votes gained - which alone are inadequate to give Nixon
the nomination - as for the implicit threat that Nixon has much
more such endorsements or withdrawals on tap. The former Vice
President is merely waiting for strategic times to play them.
But if Nixon is eliminated early, and the stew boils down to a
Rockefeller-Reagan fight on a late ballot, Rockefeller's chances
do not seem encouraging.
If the Republican delegates we have seen and talked to in
the last 'few days represent any semblance of a cross-sampling,
then the Grand Old Party is still the Same Old Party: generally
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Vol. LXXVIII, No. 60-s Ann Arbor, Michigan--Tuesday, August 6, 1968 Four Pages
ends Detroit strike
-Da iy--Thomas R. Copi
Stauch meets Gillon at Wines Field
By DAVID WEIR
Leaders of the newly-formed
Club Sports Associatior. (CSA)
met twice with University Presi-
dent Robben Fleming Saturday,
after several dozen protesters
halted a premature attempt to
pave Wines Field Saturday morn-
Picketers consisting largely of
members of the rUgby, lacrosse
and soccer clubs, prevented the
Ann Arbor Construction Company
from asphalting all but a small
portion of the north playing field
of Wines for use by the University
Members of intramural and
sports clubs have been verbally
protesting since last Thursday
the conversion of Wines Field into
a surfaced practice area for the
The blacktopping was planned
to start yesterday, but adminis-
trators moved the starting date up
48 hours, after student leaders
announced last 'hursday their in-
tention to block construction.
Within an hour of the begin-
ning of work, over 30 protesters
were on the scene with picket
signs. When it became apparent
that the blacktopping would con-
tinue, CSA pro-tem president Bob
Gillon, of the lacrosse team, de-
cidednthe students should phys-
ically block any further trucks
loaded with asphalt from entering
A University security officer,
George Stauch, advised the stu-
dents not to block construction,:
but Gillon said the protest would
continue until Fleming was con-
Fleming, who was advised of
the situation by Stauch and by
SGC Executive Vice-President Bob
Neff, agreed to see the students.
The president and the students
0 That the blacktopping is a
temporary solution to the problem
of locating practice space for the
* That the Advisory Committee
on Intramurals and Recreation be
charged with finding adequate fa-
cilities for ALL sporting and rec-
reational facilities for University
students by the spring term, 1969.
* That adequate facilities be
located for the band after Decem-
9 That support for intramurals
ultimately come from the Univer-
sity rather than the Athletic De-
The reaction of student leaders
to this settlement was mixed.
In a letter to Fleming, the pro
tem committee of the CSA, con-
sisting of Gillon, David Mildner,
Robert Nicholls and Neff stated
"We agree to the compromise
of a temporary asphalting of one
field in so far as we recognize
the legitimate interest of the
band. However, we wish to go on
record as opposing absolutely the
blacktopping of Wines Field re-
gardless of the temporary nature
of the asphalt."
Mildner added yesterday that
he was "extremely skeptical about
the blacktop being temporary.
"Many problems still remain to
be ironed out with Athletic Direc-
tor Don Conham. This is only the
beginning of a new attempt to
solve an old problem: the lack of
communication between admin-
istrators and students."
Club sports leaders are sched-
uled to meet with Canham this
From wire Service Reports
DETROIT - Detroit's 265 day
old newspaper strike ended calm-
ly yesterday as the mailer's union
ratified a new contract.
The union, the lone outstanding
employes in the longest newspaper
strike on record, voted in favor
of the contract 127-24.
Both city papers-the Detroit
News and the Detroit Free Press
-have announced plans to re-
sume publication this weekend.
The News said it will begin reg-
ular editions Friday, and the Free
Press plans to publish Saturday.
The terms of the mailers union
contract which extends over the
next 34;/ months include wage
and fringe benefit increases which
will amount to $33 weekly by the
and of the contract.
The mailers, formerly members
of the International Mailers
Union, had continued their strike
after other major unions involved
H o w e v e r, both newspapers
found themselves with a new la-
bor problem yesterday as carrier
boys began picketing to support.
demands for a pay increase and a
scheme under which customers
would pay their bills directly to
The newsboys aren't organized
into a union, but the 12 pickets
who showed up yesterday had the
support of four mothers marching
A spokesman for the newspa-
pers, which have hundreds of car-
riers said, "They're really not our
employes, you know, they're inde-
Mrs. Ann Gregory, marching
with son, Stephen, 14, said they'd
been unable to get an audience
The boys are asking a penny-a-
paper increase across the board,
which would give them 31/ cents
for weekday deliveries and 6 cents
for Sunday papers.
They're also demanding that
the newspapers bill their custom-
ers directly, with customers mak-
ing monthly remittances to the
newspapers, instead of carrier
Between them, the Detroit
dailies employ 4,600 persons.
A Teamsters strike against the
News in support of a new contract
triggered the shutdown last Nov.
Two days later the Free Press
closed its doors under terms of an
agreement in which the news-
papers hold a strike against one.
is a strike against both.
MINNEAPOLIS (-) - Negotia-
tors for Vice President Hubert H.
Detroit newsboys: A children's crusade
DELAY HOUSING ACTION:
JCity Clreil allows
Sunday liquor sales
By MARCIA ABRAMSON
City Council approved Sunday liquor sales last night, but
delayed action on two important local issues.
Council did not pass resolutions for a housing survey and
authorization of planning application for 300 additional pub-
lic housing units. Instead, a conference will be held with
Len Quenon, who sponsored the defeated
he was "very discouraged" by the delay,
A POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE
Student power: Focus. on reality'
By ANN MUNSTER
The student movement is fi-
nally getting down to the "nitty
gritty," said Peter Camejo, a
leader of this summer's protests
at Berkeley, California.
Camejo, a suspended student
from the University of Califor-
nia at Berkeley who spoke in
the Union yesterday, believes
that student power, like the
black revolution, is rapidly
coming to focus on the lives of
"In this whole society, people
do not have control over their
strators protested, slapped a
curfew on Berkeley. Protesters
and police later clashed over
Camejo intimated that the
student community at Berkeley
is engaged in a prolonged con-
frontation with the police. The
oppression that the students
feel, Camejo suggests, is part of
a widespread social evil.
. "All current movements are
trying to end a system where
people live under violence every
day," Camejo said, with refer-
ence to racial and urban strife.
"U to nnw the student an-
James Eastland (D-Miss}, re-
ceives not to plant crops, while
people elsewhere are starving.
But Camejo feels U.S. foreign
policy' is as deplorable as do-
mestic programs. "The tech-
nique of 'red-baiting' is basic
to the whole way the U.S. ar-
gues with the world," Camejo
said. This country justifies its
intervention in other countries
on the ground that it is trying
to stamp out communism.
"Until this hysterical anti-
communism begins to break
down in the mass minds of the
nnnlatinn" the leader ex-
and accused opponents of ad-
ditional public housing of
Two hundred public housing
units currently are being con-
structed by the city.,
Council also postponed the ap-
pointment of Mrs. Ruth Hobbs, to
the Human Relations Commission.
Council had been scheduled to
approve the appointment of Mrs.
Hobbs to a vacancy created on
the HRC by the resignation late
last month of Phil Spear.
Meanwhile, by an 8-2 vote
Council decided to allow liquor
sales by the glass after 2 p.m. on
Sunday. Mayor Wendell Hulcher
and Councilman H. V. Curry op-
posed the action.
In other action, Assistant City
Administrator .Donald Borut re-
ported that two of the accelerated
human relations programs author-
ized after the assassination of Dr.
Martin Luther King in April will
Ann Arbor area voters go to the
polls today in primary elections
for 'sheriff, Congressman, , state
legislators, county supervisors, dis-
trict judge, and other local posts
to be contested in the November
Also included on the ballot will
be referendum proposals for the
State Constitution concerning a
judicial tenure commission, gub-
ernatorial appointment of judicial
vacancies, and a compensation
commission for state officers:
In a closely contested race,
three Democrats and six Republi-
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