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Refuses To Move
On Redistricting
Court Denies Lundgren Request
To Intervene in Deadlocked Issue
LANSING P)--The State Supreme Court Thursday rejected the
request of Sen. Kent Lundgren (R-Menominee) to intervene in its
deliberations on legislative apportionment.
The court, which begins hearing oral arguments on rival Demo-
cratic and Republican plans Monday, was unanimous in denying
Lundrgren's request.
Seven justices quoted the state constitution, which restricts
submission on apportionment plans to members of the bi-partisan
apportionment commission, still deadlocked on party lines. Justice
Michael O'Hara agreed that Lund-
gren cannot Intervene, but for the
reason that the court's order set-
ting oral arguments was address-
ed only to commission members.

Fight Law
On Juries
By The Associated Press
LANSING - House members
have scheduled a showdown for
Tuesday over whether Michigan's
one-man grand jury system law is
to be repealed.
The bill, carrying strong bi-
partisan support, is"a renewalof
a proposal which hats passed the
House several times in previous
years but died in the Senate.
House members passed and sent
to the Senate Thursday another
grand jury bill, but passed over
the one-man jury repeal bill until
Broader Judicial Powers
Approved, 76-22, was a bill to
give the presiding judge of a court
broader powers in grand jury
cases, including the right to de-
cide whether they shall be con-
sidered by one-man juries or the
23-man grand juries for which
Michigan law also provides.
Also approved by the House was
an amended version of a water
pollution bill which had sparked
sharp debate the previous day.
The original bill sought to
strengthen the state's water pol-
lution laws by removing a provi-
sion that guilt in pollution cases
could exist only if it could be
proved the pollution was done wil-
Grounds for Liability
House members rejected this
plan but passed the bill, 89-12,
with an amendment stating a
previous warning of pollution was
grounds for liability to a fine of up
to $500.
In other Lansing developments,
a revised bill qualifying Michigan
for federal Aid to Dependent
Children of the Unemployed
reached the House floor yesterday.

Lundgren said he will attend
the debate before the court next
week as an observer.
He favors having the appor-
tionment question put before the
Legislature itself, and he is spon-
soring a bill which would let law-
makers vote on their own dis-
Doubting Lundgren
Meanwhile, House Speaker Al-
lison Green (R-Kingston) said he
doubted Lundgren's earlier con-
tention that the Legislative Ap-
portionment Commission wouldl
have to decide whether or not to
accept the Supreme Court's ap-
portionment plan. Green said he
imagined that the court would
order the plan to be accepted,
In other recent developments,
Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley yesterday
was expected to decide what legal,
position the state will take in a
lawsuit challenging Michigan's1
congressional apportionment. 1
Several Alternatives
A spokesman for Kelley said
Thursday "several alternatives"
were under consideration-among
them the possibility of two teams
being named to defend and oppose
the districting plan.
A panel of three United States
district judges will meet Monday
in Detroit to hear arguments in
the demand by two teachers for
an injunction to bar an election
of congressmen from the present
districts in 1964.
Donald Calkins and Karl Ja-
cobs, professorsatnHenry Ford
Community College, contend the
districts are unconstitutional be-
cause they are not "as nearly
equal as practicable" in popula-
The spokesman for Kelley said
the state's position will be pre-
sented by Solicitor General Robert
Derengoski in the Monday hearing.
Meader. Asks
Neutral Courtl

To Speak
To Nation
By The Associated Press
House announced yesterday that
President Lyndon B. Johnson will'
hold his first news conference to
be carried on live radio and tele-
vision at 11 a.m. today.
No special subject matter was
Johnson's first session of an-
swering questions in full view of a
nationwide audience will be held in,
t h e International Conference
Room of the State Department
Open Format
The President thus is edging still
closer to the wide open format and
staging used by the late President
John F. Kennedy in his public ex-
changes with the Washington
press corps.
Meanwhile, in Miami, FBI Di-
rector J. Edgar Hoover made the
violent Florida east coast railway
strike the No. 1 concern of the
FBI by presidential command. He
prepared to dispatch a force of
30 agents to Florida to deal with it.
Shocked when dynamiters blew
parts of two trains off the tracks
after he had entered Florida
Thursday for a political address,
Johnson declared that "this crim-
inal action has got to stop," and
he ordered Hoover to see to it.
Too Close for Comfort
One of Thursday's blasts erupt-
ed just 15 miles from where
Johnson was pressing a button to
touch off another explosion that
broke ground for the cross-Florida
barge canal.
Elsewhere in Miami, police said
yesterday they had been unable
to locate a man who reportedly
threatened Johnson's life.
Secret Service men asked po-
lice to arrest the man Thursday
shortly before the President ar-
rived. When they went to his
apartment, they found only his
wife, according to a newspaper
In the meantime, a police offi-
cer got a call from a man who
identified himself as the suspect.
He reportedly told the officer that
he favored Fidel Castro's Cuba and
said the police had better come
shooting the next time they visit-
ed the apartment.
The Secret Service would not
comment on the report.

ties and education.
Effective Tools
The GOP urged the total com-
munity to "assist in making the
fair housing ordinance and the
work of the Human Relations
Commission effective tools in fur-
thering the goals of better hu-
man relations."
Although no master plan was
;;pelled out in the platform, the
GOP supported "the eff rts and
accomplishments of the City Plan-
ning Commission in preparing and
maintaining a general develop-
ment plan to serve as a guide
for the growth of Ann Arbor
as a desirable residential commu-
The platform endorsed the con-
cept of a city "living within its
Charter Amendments
The platform also urged voter
appi uval of two charter amend-
ments placed on the ballot by City
Council. One would change the
city election date from spring to
fall "to provide greater voter par-
ticipation in loeal electins and to
permit more time for considera-
tion of the city budget by new
The other amendment would
give City Council the power to
abolish or consolidate city de-
Peterson May
Seek. GOP Bid
LANSING (MP-Mrs Ely Peter-
son, vice-chairman of the Repub-
lican National Committee,. says
she may seek GOP nomination
for the United States Senate in
Michigan's August primary.
Mrs. Peterson told reporters she
will make up her mind in about
two weeks.
Two other Republican candi-
dates already are in the field,
seeking nomination to oppose Sen.
Philip A. Hart (D-Mich) in his
re-election bid in November. They
are Edward A. Meany of Grand
Haven and James F. O'Neil of


Set; Strike
In Detroit
DETROIT (MP)-The Detroit Fed-
eration of Teachers voted Thurs-
day night to strike the city's 300
public schools.
Union members voted 2,109-387
for a strike unless they are grant-.
ed an election among the 10,000
public school teachers, to deter-
mine a collective bargaining agent.
The DFT, which claims about
5000 members, is an affiliate of
the AFL-CIO. It is a rival of the
non-union Detroit Education As-
sociation, which describes itself as
a professional organization and
opposes collective bargaining.
To Determine Date
The DFT executive board will
meet next Thursday to determine
a strike date and other union ac-
tions, President Mary Ellen Rior-
dan said.
The union also called a March
9 meeting of picket captains for
each school, she said.
Union members, in a separate
ballot Thursday night, voted 2,237-
223 to respect picket lines in a
strike,'she added.
Strike Seems Imminent
"We want an election on col-
lective bargaining and a contract,
but unless we gain these funda-
mental rights a strike appears in-
evitable," Mrs. Riordan said.
The B o a r d of Education,
through its president, Leonard
Kasle, said it will stand by a Tues-
day ruling that legally it could
not recognize a sole bargaining
agent for the teachers.

City's Republican Party-
Adopts Program for 1964
Citing past achievements and pledging to "make Ann Arbor an
even better place to live," the city Republican Party Thursday adopt-
ed its platform for 1964.
The GOP commended the "marked improvements in city rela-
tions with . . . the University" and called for "even more effective
resolution of problems through increased contact at policy and ad-
ministrative levels."
In the area of civil rights, the platform called for an equal
opportunity for "every person, regardless of race, color or reli-
gion," in housing, job opportuni-

Smith Notes Foreign Policy

Prof. Roger Smith of the poli-
tical science department Thurs-
day night explained Cambodia's
foreign policy of non-alignment
in terms of that Southeast Asian
country's paramount objective:
the need to minimize threats from
her neighbors.
"When viewed in this light,
Cambodia's foreign policy actions
over the last several years have
been consistent," he said in a
round table discussion.
Prof. Smith, who last year com-
pleted his doctoral thesis "Foreign
Policy of Cambodia" for Cornell
University, spent two years trav-
elling and studying among the
Cambodian people.
On Solid Ground
He explained that Cambodia's
traditional distrust of her neigh-
bors-Thailand and South Viet
Nam, both United States allies-
is well founded:
"For centuries,- Cambodia has
endured a steady shrinking of
her borders as a result of Thai
and Vietnamese expansion.
'To secure her borders, Cambo-
dia obtained protection from the
French government in 1864 - a
protection that lasted until 1953..
Yet even today there is evidence
that neither Thailand nor South
Viet Nam has resigned its de-
signs on Cambodia."
Series of Encroachments
Prof. Smith traced a series of
encroachments upon Cambodian
sovereignty by Thai and South
Vietnamese forces which spurred
the Cambodian government to ap-
peal for a defense commitment
from the United States. In re-
turn for this commitment, Cam-
bodia implied it would be willing
to pursue a pro-Western foreign
When the United States refused
the Cambodian offer, fearing the
effects of a direct involvement in
Cambodian politics, the Cambo-
dian government, led by King Nor-
odom Sihanouk, initiated a policy
of non-alignment. The policy was
confirmed by Sihanouk in 1955, at
the Asian-African conference in
Since 1955, Cambodia has
sought to employ Red China and
the United States as counterbal-

ancing forces' in Southeast Asia,
Prof. Smith explained.
Aggression Prevention
"Sihanouk still believes that
Cambodia needs the presence of
the United States to prevent ag-
gression by its allies, and that of
Red China to prevent North Viet-
namese aggression."
However, according to Prof.
Smith, Cambodia has more reason
to be critical of the United States
than that of Red China.

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George Meader (R-Mich) of Ann
Arbor yesterday introduced legis-
lation aimed at getting the fed-
eral courts out of the business of
telling state legislatures how to
draw state and congressional dis-
Meader's bill would remove these
matters from the hands of the
federal courts by providing that
they shall not "have jurisdiction
to enjoin or modify the operation
of state laws respecting legisla-
tive districts."
The measure further would
block any appeal to the United
States Supreme Court from the
decisions of state courts in dis-
tricting cases by stating that the
Supreme Court does wta have ap-
pellate jurisdiction.



National Roundup




By The Associated Press
MADISON-The Wisconsin Su-
preme Court ruled yesterday that
state senate and assembly dis-
tricts shall be reapportioned by
May 15 of this election year, either
by legislative action or by court
In a historic, unanimous deci-
sion, the high court declared un-
constitutional legislative districts
that have existed since 1954 and
ruled invalid a 1963 attempt by
the Republican-controlled legisla-
ture to bypass the Democratic gov-
ernor and reapportion by resolu-
AUSTIN, Tex.-A representative
of Jack Ruby's attorneys asked
the Texas Supreme Court again
yesterday to hear arguments on
whether prospective jurors who
saw Ruby shoot Lee Harvey Os-
wald on television should be dis-
Department snapped a checkrein
yesterday on negotiations for sale
of $2 million worth of American
lard to the Cuban government.
I eC& r..ire:.

NEW YORK-Wall Street his-
tory was made yesterday when the
Dow Jones industrial average
closed above 800 for the first time.
Closing averages showed 30 indus-
trials up 3.10, 20 rails up 1.34, 15
utiilties up .14 and 65 stocks
up 1.15.


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