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Vivian Talks
About Issues
In Congress
Discusses Viet Nam,
Open Housing Vote,
Poverty Program
'Prosperity is rather inflated;
justice is rather demeaned: peace
is rather warlike." These were the
comments of Rep. Weston Vivian
(D-Ann Arbor) at a meeting of
the Ann Arbor Democratic Party
last night.
Vivian discussed issues current-
ly before Congress, stressing the
war in Viet Nam, the poverty pro-
gram and the proposed civil rights
He prefaced his remarks about
Viet Nam with an account of how
little influence the House actually
has on short-term foreign policy,
which is completely decided by the
President and his staff.
He said, however, that authori-
ties agree the war is -escalating
faster than it seems to be, and is
in danger of extending into coun-
tries other than Viet Nam.
Vivian felt that both immediate
withdrawal and increased bomb--
Ing of the North were undesirable
policies; the former because it
would leave many anti-Commun-
Ists unprotected, the latter because
the Communists "according to
every evidence that I see, have no
intention of quitting. They think
that they'll win militarily, and
they're going to try."
Vivian stressed the importance
of the coming election in South
Viet Nam, which, he said, may
lead to increased unity in the
South. He said he has assurances
from the State Department that
the elections will be conducted
Vivian's remarks about the pov-
erty program were concentrated
on party politics. He mentioned a
Republican bill, which includes
shifts in authority, but which he
said had total costs almost the
same as the Democratic bill.
He added that, although the Re-
publicans have many criticisms of
the present War on Poverty, they
would spend just as much money
as long as they could run it their
Concerning the present civil'
rights bill, Vivian said most Demo-
crats agree that the recent exemp-
tion of homeowners and their,
agents from the open housing re-
quirement will provide the only
chance of passing the bill at all.
He said he was contacted by the
National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People and
asked to vote for the amendiient
Near the end of his talk, Vivian
defended President Johnson, who,
he said, is criticized by liberals
and conservatives alike. He praised
Johnson for his domestic achieve-
ments and his foreign aid policies.
Referring to voter demands, he
said people want to stay in Viet
Nam without having to pay in-
creased taxes, without inflation
and without cutbacks in other
government spending. Vivian com-
mented that this is simply im-
Vivian will face Marvin Esch,
currently Republican representa-
tive to the State Legislature from
Ann Arbor, in the November elec-

Late World News
By The Assoated Press
TOKYO-Peking's New China News Agency claimed yester-
day that 70 American planes were destroyed and 150 American
pilots and technicians killed or wounded when Viet Cong guer-
rillas raided Nuoc Man airbase, southeast of Da Nang, last July 23.
The agency, quoting the Viet Cong's liberation press agency,
said the raid 'on the U.S. base was the third since Oct. 27, 1965.
It said the Viet Cong also blew up 12 barracks and demolished}
a rocket dump.
No raid on the facility on July 23 has been announced by U.S.
SAIGON, SOUTH VIET NAM-More than 3,000 men of the
United States 4th (Ivy) Division debarked at the central coastal
city of Qui Nhon early today raising to about 285,000 the number
of American troops in South Viet Nam.
U.S. officials have predicted up will approach 350,000 to 400,-
000 by the end of this year
The 2nd Bridage of the division landed at Qui Nhon shortly
after dawn
ATLANTA, GA.-A COALITION of the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee, representing the new "black power"
faction of the civil rights movement, and the Black Muslims
would be welcome, a SNCC spokesman said yesterday.
"We want to end the police control of the ghettos around the
country, and we believe this would be an effective way to do it,"
said Bill Mahoney, public relations director of SNCC.
Mahoney said Stokely Carmichael, newly named chairman
of SNCC, plans to seek meetings with Black Muslim leaders to
further the cause of "black power."
A TOTAL OF 7,891 undergraduate, graduate, and graduate
professional degrees were awarded by the University from July 1,
1965-June 30, 1966, representing an increase of almost 700 over
the previous year.
At the same time, 49,718 students enrolled in instructional
programs at the University-a gain of more than 1,600 over
Degrees were earned by 5,021 men and 2,870 women covering
189 different areas of specialization within the University's 17
schools and colleges. In addition, there were 14 honorary degrees,
8 outstanding achievement awards. 79 commissions, and one
Regents' citation of honor.
Students in residence programs at the University during;
1965-66 numbered 41,017, or approximately 4,000 more than last
A total of 6,835 were enrolled in class extension. coorespon-
dence and postgraduate medicine classes as compared with around
6,400 in 1964-65.
ISSAC STERN, world famous concert violinist, will speak at
the opening session of the International Seminar on Teacher
Education in Music, Monday at 8:30 p.m. in Rackham Lecture
Hall. Others participating in the program, which is open to the
public, will be Karl Haas, director of fine arts for Detroit radio
station WJR, Allan F. Smith, vice-president for academic affairs,
and Dean James B. Wallace of the music school.
The seminar will continue through Aug. 18, with all sessions
in the music school building. Sponsored by the United States
Office of Education, the seminar brings together about 50
musicians and educators from 35 countries. Following their Ann
Arbor sessions, the group will go to the National Music Camp at
Interlochen for a meeting of the International Society for Music
A GROUP OF South Carolina teenagers will tour the Univer-
sity as part of a "motivation travel program."
Some 35 young men and women will see the campus as part
of a four-day stay in Detroit. The program, the "Delta Teen-Life,"
is sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta national sorority.
The program is designed to expose the students to a wide
variety of cultural and educational experiences in order to help
motivate them to seek college and technical training.

Voice Claims
Prejudice inSte
Plant Action


Hike May
e Funds

Says Sign Removal
Act of Suppression,
Willful Destruction
Members of Voice political
party, the University's chapter of
Students for a Democratic Society,
yesterday said they will protest
what they termed "outright po-
litical supression" on the part of
the University's plant department.
They charge the department
with the removal and destruction
of a large Diag sign in connection
with this weekend's picketing of
the Dow Chemical Co. plant in
Midland, Mich.
Voice officials will deliver their
complaints to J. Duncan Sells,
director of student organizations,
Monday. Sells said he will contact
plant department officials about
the complaints then.
Office of Student Affairs offi-
cials said the plant department
has the authority to move a sign
under either of two conditions: if
it interferes with lawn mowing,
when it may be moved to the
gravel area in front of the UGLI,
or if it is outdated, when it may
be moved to the basement of the
Student Activities Bldg.
The department, which told OSA
officials Thursday the sign was
"terribly undesirable" and that
"signs like that should be cen-
sored by the OSA," moved the
sign to the basement of the SAB
Monday morning.
Yet the sign, was not outdated
until yesterday and an OSA offi-
cial said they had not requested
Voice to place the sign in the
gravel area. Two signs that were,
outdated, and one blank one, were
on the Diag and in front of the
UGLI yesterday afternoon.
When the sign was replaced
Wednesday afternoon, the depart-
ment removed it a second time,
telling OSA officials it had been
smeared with paint and that the
right-hand corner had been brok-
en off. When Voice members
found the sign, again in the base--
ment of the SAB, it had been
broken in half.
Alfred B. Ueker, plant manager,
later told Voice members he knew
nothing about the sign's removal.
OSA officials who tried to con-
tact him were told he was in a
conference and could not bej
reached. He later attended an un-
expected meeting in Detroit and
was unavailable for comment.
Kenneth F. Wanty, plant de-
partment official in charge of the:
Diag, said he knew nothing about
the sign's removal.T
Robert Hanselman, departmentt
foreman, said he had not removed
the sign but that "there are othert
divisions who may have requestedr
the removal and who could havew
done it themselves."
A Voice spokesman said that "in
order to rectify what Voice feelsx
has been an inexcusably unjustk
treatment, we expect the follow-f
"-a public apology from Uni-e
versity President Harlan Hatcher.
"-financial compensation fort
the sign destroyed and
"-public assurance from Gil-
bert Lee, vice-president for busi-
ness affairs, that such harassment
will not occur in the future." t


THE SUBSTANCE OF VOICE'S COMPLAINT is shown here. The sign on the right, out of date, was
still in front of the UGLI yesterday while Voice's sign, still advertising a coming event, had been re-
moved. On left is remains of Voice's removed sign, shown in the basement of Student Activities Bldg.
King Struck, with Rock'
InCicag Rights Rall

Aecepts, But
Johnson Frustrated
By Lack of Power
Over Companies
Johnson struck yesterday at steel
Price increases, saying such boosts
ould' force a cult in government
spending on things like the space
Johnson made no direct mention
of the $2-and $3-a-ton increases
posted by nearly all producers this
week on two types of steel.
However, he is reported by the
Washington Post to have decided
against an attempt to induce steel
manufactures to roll back steel
Prices. The Post said he has en- °
eluded that the unanimity of the
industry's action left him no al-
ternative but to accept the $2 to
$3 per ton price increase.
Raps Hikes
But in a statement upon his
signing of the $5 billion author-
ization bill for the space progrA,
Johnson obviously was rapping t
price hike when he said: "If par-
ticular segments of our economy
continue to raise their prices and
increase the cost of this and
other programs, it will be neces-
sary for the government to further
reduce its expenditures, particu-
larly in those areas where prices
are rising in an inflationary way."
The White House has called the
price increases in steel irrespon-
sible and inflationary but the
steel companies describe them as
inconsequential and modest.
Strip and sheet steel are the
products covered by the price
boosts and these are used to "A
considerable extent in the space
programs directed by the Nationial
Aeronautics and Space Alministra-
Express Fear
Although the White House has
made no effort to roll back the in-
creases, administration economists
expressed fear yesterday that they
may trigger a new spiral of ins
flationary boosts in other fields.
Johnson said maintenance of
the space program needs the co-
operation of major business lead-
ers and union leaders 'and went
on: "They must recognize in their
price and wage decisions that
there is a third party in the board
room, in the union hall and at the
bargaining table-the people of
the United States.
"If we are to continue are space
effort and continue to make the
magnificent progress represented
by out' past achievements, we .can
do so only if business and labor
leaders will make their contribu-
tion by responsible bargaining and
pricing decisions."
The NASA authorization which
Johnson signed yesterday is for
the fiscal year which began July 1.
Actual appropriations for the
space program In the preceding;
fiscal year were $5.1 billion.
Although the steel price increa8-
es which go into effect next
Wednesday are not as large as
some made at other times, their
possible impact on other Indus-
tries is worrying administration

CHICAGO 0P) - Dr. Martin licemen came after King had(

Luther King, Jr. was struck on,
the head by a rock and a white
youth was wounded by a knife
thrown at King yesterday when
rioting erupted in an all-white
Southwest Side neighborhood.
After some 800 Negro demon-
strators had left the glass and
rock littered area in chartered
buses and cars, violence and gun-
fire broke out between gangs of
white residents and police. A viol-
ent volley of stones rained on one
bus. The buses were guarded by
two policemen in each.
Police estimated 5000 white per-
sons were rioting in the Chicago
Lawn neighborhood.
The eruption of violence between
the residents and some 1200 po-

moved most of the civil rights
demonstrators out of the area.
King, chairman of the South-
ern Christian Leadership Confer-
ence, was hit on the right side
of the face by a rock when 'he
emerged from a car in Marquette
Park earlier to form the march.
"It hurts, but it's not an injury,"
King shouted over the crowd of
screaming, cursing, rock-throwing
As the marchers left the park
thousands of white persons lined
a slope overlooking the park and
shouted "white power."
A firecracker was thrown into
keep coming back until we are
safe from harassment. Until Ne-
groes can move into the neigh-
borhood the tenets of freedom
will continue to decay."
The marchers were pelted with
rocks, bottles, cherry bombs and
eggs-some dropped by residents
perched in trees-as they moved
slowly down the street six abreast.
A group of white youths at-
tacked a white policeman, stomp-
ed on him and beat him. Police-
men had topull the unconscious
officer from the white crowd to
get him into a police van. The
group cheered when they saw the
policeman was unconscious.

More than 1200 policemen pa-
troled the area and tried to con-
trol thousands of white hecklers.
There were numerous arests and
The knife was hurled at King
as he walked in the march. The
knife struck a 19-year-old white
youth in the left shoulder. Police
took the bleeding youth to a hos-
pital where he was treated and
The marchers reached a real es-
tate office, one of four the dem-
onstrators picketed earlier yester-
day, then marched back to Mar-
quette Park. The demonstrators-
white and Negro, men and wom-
en, some clergy and nuns - were
marching in protest against al-
leged housing discrimination.
The marchers returned to the
park,loaded into three buses and
moved out as thousands of white
residents cheered.
A hill overlooking the park was
jammed with hooting, screaming
It was at the park in the Chica-
go Lawn neighborhood-the area
tornby violence Sunday when the
same demonstrators marched -
that King was knocked to his
knees by a rock as he emerged,
from a car. He was struck on the
right side of the head.


Air Strike--Hint of Labor Troubles To Come

WASHINGTON (A)-The airline
strike, for all its uproar, may be
just a small thing compared to
what's ahead in labor-manage-
ment warfare-and the problem of
settling economy-crippling strikes.
This is true because 1966 is not
a year in which many big wage
contracts must be negotiated. But
next year-that's a different story,
with contracts expiring in the
giant auto, trucking, rubber and
clothing industries.
Also in 1967 there will be new
contracts to be hammered out for
paper workers, leather workers,
food processors and meat packers,
and telephone and telegraph in-
dustries. .
Strikes are a distinct possibility.
If they occur, and persist, new
demands that the government "do
something" will surely arise, and
as surely be resisted in some

ployes, the Communications Work-
ers of America has called for a
strike vote by its 24,000 members
who work as installers for the
Western Electric Co. The results
of the vote will be announced
Aug. 20.
In New York City, the building
trades employers' association re-
ports the majority of construction
projects in the city has been dras-
tically affected by strikes of hoist-
ing engineers and plumbers.
On the big-business scene,
there's a prospect of hot trouble
this summer or fall between the
International Union of Electrical
Workers and the General Eelectric
For months, GE has been exper-
iencing strikes called sporadically
by small groups of IUE members
at the home base plant in Schen-
ectday, N.Y.
The IUE and GE already are

The general counsel of the Na-
tional Labor Relations Board ear-
lier this month announced dismis-
sal of the company's charges
against the eight-union grouping,
and a complaint was issued in re-
sponse to union charges that the
company should have met with
the unions during pre-negotiation
discussions. Hearings on the com-
plaint are to begin Aug. 16.
A General Electric vice presi-
dent, Virgil B. Day, characterized
the NLRB counsel action as "es-
calating the probability of a na-I
tional strike in the electrical in-
dustry for the first time in his-
However, GE chief negotiator,
Philip D. Moore, said recently that
he does not believe a strike is in-
If an electrical industry strike
should come to pass, the results
could make the airlines strike and

which threaten irreparable dam-
age to the national interest."
He was reminded of this-and
the lack of any follow-up-at a
news conference July 21 and ex-
plained why it has not material-
ized. ,
"We have been unsuccessful in
getting legislation that the sec-
retary of labor and the other
members of my Cabinet felt ac-
ceptable and that we felt would
have any chance of passage in the
Congress," Johnson said.
Government Limits
Johnson has had trouble also
in his efforts to hold down infla-
tion by means of limiting pay
raisesbto 3.2 per cent a year. For
example, the New York transit
strike was settled with an in-
crease the Labor Department es-
timated at about 4.6 per cent.
Another example-two big lum-
ber pinionnsin _the Paific Noreth-

pressing the guideline on unions.
As for legislation to forbid
strikes that harm the public in-
terest, Secretary of Labor W. Wil-
lard Wirtz believes Congress could
not improve much on the Rail-
way Labor Act, which governs only
railroads and airlines.
In this procedure, the National
Mediation Board gets into a dis-
pute and can hold onto it indef-
initely. Then, if it decides it can't
do anything, it releases the parties
and the union can strike. But the
President then can appoint an
emergency board, as he did in the
airline case, automatically delay-
ing any strike for at least 60 more,
days under the law.f
One of the things Wirtz likes
about the Railway Labor Act is
that the emergency board has the
authority of law to hold hearings
and come up with detailed recom-

Students from Britain at 'U'
Study U.S. Culture, Government

It appears that the quickly dis-
appearing idea of British life as
quiet and reserved is actually
the impression that part of a
group of 64 adult education stu-
dents from the Universities of
Edinburgh, Glasgow and New-
castle upon Tyne have of the
TTni r t Cf n+Pe

conferences for the Extension
This weekend the group is in
Buffalo, N.Y. They also plan to
visit Niagara Falls before return-
ing Monday. They leave for New
York Aug. 10, and fly home from
there the 12th.
In what came as quite a sur-
prise, Hugh Workman, a lawyer
whnmar a+ 1 fh TTniversdtv of Ed-

that U.S. society "seems to re-
strict youth more." She also said
that Americans do not seem to be
as "morally corrupt."
Workman said that the British
people have more interest in the
personal God-man relationship
than Americans, whom he said
view religion in a more formal
way. He said that Christian life
is nfa rimt..-a i ian. andn

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