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Richard Nixon -
Ho Boy!

Vol. LXXVIII, No. 62-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, August 8, 1968 Ten Cents

Four Pages

eor ge

Romney: Just
Special to The Daily . Nixon-
MIAMI BEACH - George Rom- sibility
ney's non-platform-fight speech be- malapr
fore the assembled delegates here part of
Tuesday night raised anew the ques- need a
A Y:need a
tion about the governor which has up wh
been puzzling observers throughout rescue
the convention: What does he want? presides
The queries have been prompted had D
by what seemed to be an absence of Nixon
tangible gain to be derived from the who co
favorite son course Romney was fol- arated.
lowing. His behavior did not seem Nixon
to be motivated by any desire to join conside
a stop-Nixon campaign, nor was the go
there any indication of interplay be- whomE
tween the governor and Nelson Romne3
Rockefeller. A m
There are a number of theories Romne3
about what Romney's intentions taining
were. The most venal and probably so-calle
most speculative is the line which Accordi
holds that Romney has been using nor ex
his favorite son candidacy as a bar- shamef
gaining point, holding out for the ing" bl1
Associate Press Vice Presidential offer from Nixon. ler's fai
inkin g? Yet neither the governor nor his Romney

kicking the

gong around?

s must have realized that a
Romney ticket is an impos-
. For the two men share a
n weakness, a tendency to
opisms. Were Romney to be a
f a national ticket, he would
partner who 'could pick him
en he fell down, who could
him from traps, just as vice
ntial candidate Nixon in 1952
wight Eisenhower. Likewise,
in 1968 would need a partner
uld keep foot and mouth sep-
Under the circumstances,
could never have seriously
red courting Romney. And
vernor's advisors, some of
are shrewd politicians even if
y is not, must have known it.
ore credible explanation for
y's dogged insistence on main-
his favorite son status is the
d law of least humiliation.
ng to this theory, the gover-
xperienced intense personal
as a result of the "brainwash-
ooper last fall, and Rockefel-
lure to take up the call after
y withdrew from the race in

Romney's performances at news
conferences during the days of the
national convention - as well as,
what observers know of his person-
ality in general - support this argu-
ment. Romney becomes enraged
when embarrassed publicly.
An incident illustrative of this oc-
curred yesterday. After the final cau-
cus of the Michigan delegation, be-
fore the evening session, State Sen.
Emil Lockwood of St. Louis (Nixon's
Michigan manager) told reporters
that Romney had agreed that at the
,end of the first ballot, Nixon sup-
porters in the delegation would be
allowed to vote their choice on the
repeat of the roll call immediately
after the initial balloting - if their
votes were enough to give Nixon the,
nomination. (Lockwood was working
on the assumption that convention
chairman Gerald R. Ford of Grand
Rapids would recognize his native,
state at the proper moment.)
Lockwood made it clear that "by
giving Nixon the nomination" he
was including the votes other states

would come up with for the former
Vice President on the repeated roll
call - information which Lockwood,
as one of Nixon's floor managers,
would learn by telephone almost In
stantly. For example, if 10 Michigan
r:,,"i:,,,fgm r;,;h sy Mq amii~".,..wr.:r.. "v"'r:" :t"


reached with pro-Nixon Michigan
delegates. He assumed that "enough
needed to nominate" meant exactly
that -. without help from other
Only in such a situation could
Romney claim the kingmaker title
for himself, and the chance for the
vice presidential nomination that
comes with it.
The thiid theory about Romney's
motivations is the party unity theory.
As in all the other theories, the as-
sumption here is that Romney
doesn't really care who is nominated.
What he wishes to avoid is the dan-
gerous split in the ranks which could .
damage the party's statewide and
local chances in Michigan this year,
He can best do that, holds this ex-
planation, by averting open war be-
tween Rockefellei- and Nixon factions
in the state delegation (Lt. Gov. Wil-
liam Milliken is Lockwood's counter-
part in the Rockefeller faction), by
providing a unifying point and, thus,
an easy out - his favorite son


:. r. rrsrv."r: rgr{ r rr r,.,"
delegates intended to switch from
Romney to Nixon, Lockwood would'
consider them decisive if, coupled
with last-minute changes from other
states, they would push Nixon over.
That was not at all 'what Romney
had meant by "the agreement' he

What is this man th













Cleaver denied
arole leave
for convention
Eldridge Cleaver, whose name will be placed in nomina-
tion for the Presidency at the Peace and Freedom - New
Politics Party national convention in Ann Arbor next week,
has been denied permission to attend the convention by his
parole officer.

Opposing bids
fail in late vote
Rockefeller, Reagan supporters
deny charges of filibuster tactics
From Wire Service Reports 1
MIAMI BEACH-Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon,
making his triumphant return to the political arena after a
six year layoff, captured his Republican Partys' nomination-
for the Presidency this morning a 1:50 a.m.
Nixon's delegate total passed the magic 667 number when
Wisconsin cast its votes on the first ballot. Immediately after
the balloting was completed, the delegations began switching
their votes to Nixon in the traditional show of party unity
characteristic of American political conventions.
Trailing behind Nixon in the balloting were his chief op-
ponents, New York Gov. Nel-?

Cleaver, information minister of the
Party, is currently on parole after serving
" sentence for

Black Panther
nine years of a
rape. California

*Unions gel
Michigan State University yes-
terday signed a contract with the
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employes
(AFL-CIO) covering' some 1,500
operations and maintenance em-
The University is currently con-
ducting similar negotiations with
Local 1583 of the AFSCME for
some 2,500 service and mainten-
ance employes here. The Univer-
sity is also meeting with the
Washtenaw County Building
Trades Council over a contract
that will cover another 300 skilled
The union contract with MSU
provides for a basic six per cent
wage increase, retroactive to July
1. The contract also contains a
cost-of-living allowance, the first
at MSU.
Union negotiations here at the
University have been going on for
over three months now. The 1'?
sessions have left the union "un-
satisfied." The talks so far have
centered on non-economic issues,
such as grievance procedures.
James Thiry, chief negotiator
for the University, declined to
comment last night on either the
content or the progress ofthe
negotiations. He said he preferred
that the union leaders comment.
Jerry Kendziorski led the union
in the negotiations for the first 16
sessions, but was replaced last
week by Thomas Fitzpatrick, rep-
resentative from Council 7 of the
union, which handles all negotia-
tions with universities and col-
leges in the state. .
In announcing the change late
1 t e. Fitzpatrkic kaid in a

authorities are seeking to re-
voke his parole.
Cleaver applied on Tuesday for
permission to come to the .con-
vention, which will be held Aug.
17-18. His parole officer, Stanton
Carter, told The Daily last night
that he had asked Cleaver "to
give me enough time to process
applications" to leave California
and indicated the request had
come too late.
Carter also said that since'
Cleaver had two cases against him
pending in California courts he
was "reluctant" to allow him out
3 of the state.
Cleaver's major rival for the
PF-CP nomination is former
comedian Dick Gregory.
Cleaver's wife Kathleen will at-
tend the convention as a member
of the delegation from California'sI
Peace and Freedom Party. Four
other members of the Black Pan-
thers, including National Chair-
man Bobby Seale will also attend.
Cleaver is awaiting trial on
charges connected with a gun-
fight in which Panther leader
Bobby Hutton was killed by po-
Immediately after the gunfight
Cleaver was imprisoned and held
without bail pending action by
California authorities to revoke
his parole.
A California judge ordered him
freed on $50,000 bail and issued
an injunction prohibiting the
parole authorities from revoking
his parole.
The judge said he was "ap-
palled" that Cleaver was being
held without bail, agreeing with
members of the Panthers that he
was, in effect, a "political pris-
Parole authorities are currently
appealing his decision before the
California Supreme Court.
Delegates from independent po-
litical parties in 20 states will
gather in Ann Arbor for the con-
vention. They will not only nom-
inate their candidate for the
Presidency but will attempt to set
up a national structure to unify
their' parties.

-Associate Press

Nixon backers demonstra te for their candidate

Plan rallies- against Humphrey

Second of Two Parts
Not everyone who goes to
Chicago for the convention to
oppose the Democratic machine
will be "Yippies" or radicals
bent on violent confrontation.
One large group, under the
Coalition for an Open Conven-
tion, seeks to oppose the ad-
ministration forces within the
convention, stopping Vice Pres-
ident Humphrey and nominat-
ing for President some accept-
able anti-war, liberal leader.
The "public" arm of the Co-
alition is called "On to Chi-
cago." It is trying "to show vis-
ible popular opposition to the
administration." Like the more
radical, militant groups, "On
to Chicago" will employ a-mass
rally as its main tool, although
it hopes to avoid scrupulously
any confrontation with the po-
lice or federal marshals.
The rally is slated for Aug.
25 or 26, depending on when an
appropriate site can be pro-
cured. The next day a series of
"state meetings" are planned,
presenting a record of the po-
litical happenings in the states
in the last year, and featuring
"local heroes" who have op-
posed the war and the Johnson
Gaining a site for the large
rally has been a stumbling

delegates to and from the con-
"And, of course," he added,
"they can't use Soldiers" Field
for anything if the parking
space is all taken."
Having been out-maneuvered
for Soldiers' Field, officials of
"On to Chicago" are now seek-
ing either Washington or Grant
Parks, both large, flat fields
appropriate for large rallies.
Chicago Park District, the
administrative body which runs
the city's public lands, will rule
next Tuesday on the Coalition's

petitions for permits for the
parks, a district spokesman re-
Officials are reluctant to in-
dicate who has been invited to
speak at the rally, although in-
formed sources report Arthur
Goldberg, former U.S. Ambas-
sador to the United Nations and
Associate Supreme Court Jus-
tice, has been invited. Goldberg
is currently representing Rev.
William Sloane Coffin in his
appeals case against govern-
ment conspiracy charges.
"The other speakers invited

Criticize fee structure
By STUART GANNES not been notified that they are
"I think I was affected by the eligible for a refund.
minimum summer fee last year The general attitude among
and I know I lost some money," students is that everyone who
says a student on the Diag. suffered under the fee assessment
"Something has to be done system by being charged more
about fee inequities, agrees Bob than one minimum fee should be
Neff '69, and'executive vice pres- compensated.
iden of SGC. Vice President for Academic
iet of r yC.in Affairs Allan F. Smith says he fa-
These were typical reactions to vors elimination of the double
a recent story in The Daily minimum fees.
which exposed alleged inequities Smith adds he has been talking
in the University's summer fee informally with Vice President
assessment policies, and Chief Financial Officer Wil-
Under the present system some bur 1. Pierpont and President
students are assessed more tui- Fleming about the fee assessing
tion in certain instances even inequities and he hopes changes
though they are taking course will be made to correct the sys-

are of the stature of Mr. Gold-
berg," Coalition officials say.
"On to Chicago" is ,making
no attempt to recruit people to
Chicago for its rallies. Their
logic is that many people sym-
pathetic to their views will be
in Chicago then anyway, and
will more than suffice for their'
"There were thousands of
people not officially with the
convention in Atlantic City in
1964 (site of that year's Demo-
cratic convention), and we're
sure there will be many more
at this one," says Marty Slate,
co-ordinator of "On to Chi-
The Coalition is also cooper-
ating with the Southern Chris-
tian Leadership Conference,
Veterans for'Peace and a num-
ber of Chicago area and minor-
ity groups both for support and
organizational help.
But "On to Chicago" may be
hedging a very risky bet by de-
pending on other sources for its
personnel at the rallies. The
Youth International P a r t y
(Yippies), Students for a Dem-
ocratic Society and the Nation-
al Mobilization Committee to
End the War in Vietnam will
certainly, attend, and they may
add a much more radical tinge
to the Coalition's plea.
While conceding that most of
the national mobilization offi-
cials "are very good people,"

son Rockefeller and Gov. Ron-
ald Reagan of California.
Immediately after the nomina-
tion was made official last night,
Gov. Rockefeller phoned Nixon to
congratulate him, and Gov. Rea-
gan moved that the nomination
be made unanimpus. This, how-
ever, is against Republican con-
vention rules.
The Nixon victory, coming at
the peak of a last-minute drive
for delegates in which he dis-'
played his considerable political
savvy when among Republicans,
became official six months after
he 'announced his candidacy in a
Feb. 1 news conference.
Yesterday's convention session,
called to order by permanent
chairman Rep. Gerald Ford (R-
Mich.), at 5:00 p.m., dragged on
hours into the evening amid the
flurry of the usual oratory and
"spontaneous" demonstrations. At
midnight, Sen. John Tower of
Texas charged that Rockefeller
and Reagan forces were attempt-
ing a convention "filibuster," try-
ing to tire the delegates and force.
them to adjourn until the next
day for the balloting. Campaign
aides for both contenders denied
this charge, however.
All that remains in the way of
"excitement" at this year's GOP
convention is the speculation over
who will take the second spot on
the Nixon ticket. The candidate
is expected to name his personal
choice sometime this afternoon.
Leading contenders last night
were adjudged to be Oregon's
Sen. Mark Hatfield, New York
Mayor John Lindsay, and Illinois'
Sen. Charles Percy. Of the three,
only Hatfield was a Nixon sup-
porter. Both of the other contend-
ers were originally Rockefeller
The Republicans' 1960 presiden-
tial candidate appeared 'on the
national political scene as a can-,
didate in 1962, when he lost in a
bid for the California governor-
ship to then-Gov. Edmund (Pat)1
Brown. At the time of his defeat,'
Nixon told a news conference that
"You won't have Nixon to kick
around anymore because, gentle-
men, this is my last press confer-


MIAMI W--Angered by the
appearance of police at a black
rally,° groups of young Negroes
roamed the streets throwing bot-
tles and rocks, looting and burn-
ing last night in a Negro busi-
ness area. Ten persons were hurt
and at least 40 Negroes were ar-
Miami Police Lt. Jay Golden
said "some shots were being fired
indiscriminately, mainly at win-
dows, but no one has been in-
jured. There has been no police
The .trouble broke out in an
area of Miami, some 10 chniles
across Biscayne Bay from Miami
Beach, where the Republican Na-
tional Convention was in session.
Three hours after the first re-
ports of rock and bottle throwing
at 6:30 p.m. police said the area
was quiet but tense.
The Rev. Ralph David Aber-
nathy and' Florida Gov. Claude
Kirk, both of whom were at the
Republican National Convention
on Miami Beach, rushed to the
scene and walked through the
area in an effort to prevent a
Abernathy also broadcast an
appeal to "all my brothers and
sisters not to turn to violence."
Kirk ordered a unit of '500 Na-
tional Guardsmen to report to the
Miami Armory on a standby basis.
A leader of the black rally said
the Negroes attending' became
angry' when police massed outside
the meeting building in Northwest
"We were trying to give our
people some of their black cul-
ture," said Bob Johnson, a non-
violent Black Nationalist.
"The people we are trying to
reach, they can't sit down in
peaceful assembly without being


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