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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1966



FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1966 THE MICHIGAN DAILY A £'U' ,ttu'~rn,

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Safety Issue
Brings Drop
In Car Sales
Sales Down from '65;
Industry Presidents
Blame Bad Publicity
DETROIT (M)-The auto indus-
try reported yesterday that new
car sales dropped in early May at
the peak of publicity about auto
General Motors, Chrysler and
American Motors all reported their
May 1-10 sales were off the 1965
pace. Ford Motor Co. was the ex-
ception as its early May showing
was the best in company history.
Preliminary sales reports show-
ed 192,429 new cars were sold in
the period, some 35,000 behind the
industry pace in early May of
Sales Attract Attention
The 10-day sales reports at-
tracted more than usual attention
since they were the first compiled
by the industry since May 5 when
it furnished a Senate subcommit-
tee a list of defects found in U.S.
cars since 1960.
The reports submitted to Sen.
Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-Conn),
chairman of a Senate subcommit-
tee probing auto safety, showed
that about 8.7 million of the 47
million autos built in the U.S.
plants since the 1960 model had
been checked out.
Auto companies insisted not
many cases of real trouble were
found but, millions of cars were
checked nevertheless. About 40
per cent of the defects cited men-
tioned brakes, steering systems or
Presidents Speak
A dip in April auto sales prompt-
ed two auto company presidentsto
speak out on the safety issue.
Ford President Arjay Miller ex-
pressed belief that what he term-
ed "harassment" on the safety is-
sue had influenced sales.
American Motors President Roy
Abernethy added this week that
AMC's surveys showed the safety
4 hearings had "a negative effect on
Chrysler President Lynn A.
Townsend said his firm was study-
ing the situation but had not
made up its mind.
Sen. Ribicoff quoted General
Motors President James M. Roche
as saying the auto hearings had
not affected sales.
. Roche said later that the dip in
April sales was due to many fac-
tors, including the war in Viet
Nam, bigger tax bills than some
taxpayers had anticipated on April
15 and the prospect of larger in-
come tax deductions beginning
May 1.
Industry sources had shown
some concern when April sales fell
behind those of April 1965, and
they had awaited the early May
reports to see if the downward
trend was reversed.
Industry leaders generally had
no immediate comment on the
sales figures. One, who asked that
he not be identified, said "We
want to look things over carefully
before we say any more about
the auto safety issue. After all,

there may be other factors in the
picture including a bit of soften-
ing in the economy."
Auto stocks slipped on the New
York Stock Exchange even before
the late afternoon announcement
of sales figures by GM, Chrysler
and AMC.
Auto production schedule ad-
justments downward were made
by the Big Three-GM, Ford and'1
Chrysler-in the wake of April
market reports.
All gave the same reason - to
get production in line with inven-

Dip, Auto
for Safet,

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Pilots from the North Vietnamese air force are shown ready to
take off on a mission against American jets.
so African Regime 'Bans'
Local Pro-Keenedy Student

Proposed by
Car Makers
Congressional Guides
Asked To Set Limits
To Safety Standards
WASHINGTON ()-The auto-
mobile industry proposed yester-
day that the federal government's
power to set auto safety standards
be restricted by a series of con-
gressional guidelines.
Any standards Detroit considers
improper apparently could be ruled
out by one of the proposed re-
quirements: that standards be
consistent "with innovation, pro-
gressiveness and customary mode
changes in the automotive indus-
The industry urged also that the
House Commerce Committee adopt
a procedure that could take as long
j as 4% , years for any safety stand-
ards to take effect. The adminis-
tration bill calls for a four-year
maximum, a period criticized by
some congressmen as too long.
Limit to New Cars
Another revision backed by the
industry would limit the measure
to new cars. The administration
bill is aimed at new cars but would
permit standards to be applied to
used cars in later years.
As submitted by Washington at-
torney Lloyd N. Cutler to the com-
mittee yesterday, the industry
backs the administration's position
that the secretary of commerce
"have the authority and the duty
to establish such motor vehicle
safety standards as he determines
to be necessary to accomplish the
purpose of this act."
But the manufacturers, expand
ing on a proposal they made dur-
ing questioning by the House com
mittee, urged that Congress limi
the secretary by the following
* "The standard should be con-
sistent with efficient designing
engineering and manufacturing
processes and with innovation
progressiveness and customary
model changes in the automotive
9 The standard, means of
compliance and test methods
"shall embody feasible devices and
techniques that are available or
can be made available in a reason-
able time and at costs commen-
surate with the benefit to be
* Promulgation of standards
shall allow enough time for design-
ing, engineering, tooling and pro-

Report Sees '
More Racial
Poverty Program
Called a Failure;j
Violence Increases
WASHINGTON (A) - A study
of racial problems in the south
warned last night that anger and
violence among Southern Negroes
is nearer to the surface and near-
er to exploding.
"The miracle of nonretaliation
from Negroes cannot be expected
to continue. The only hope," the
report said. is that "the realiza-
tion of promises and potential can
be speeded." It called on all lev-
els of government to do this.
The report was prepared joint-
ly by the Southern Regional Coun-
cil and the American Jewish Com-
Resentment Increases
. Since the 1964 Civil Rights Act,
it said, resentment on the part of
both lower- and middle-class Ne-
groes has been building up.
"The first feeble gains, opening
I the door just wide enough to let
those outside look at life inside,"
it said, "have spurred a greater
desire to participate in that life;
I at the same time frustration with
lagging progress tempts the out-
siders to destroy it."
Adding to the Negroes' frustra-
t tions, the report said, was a gen-
eral misunderstanding throughout
the nation last fall of the South's
"As Negro children began what
some newspapers termed 'mas-
sive' integration of Southern pub-
lic schools in September 1965, the
nation was surprised that South-
erners accepted the change in a
peaceful manner," the report said.
"Yet the result of violence will
a never again be the old fearful
withdrawal," the report said.
* "Now a 'civil rights assassin' who
gets off with a stern reprimand
y by the judge and a hearty hand-
y shake from his cohorts may trig-
ger widespread violent reprisal by
y Negroes in city slums and on the
e land."
S Throughout accounts of the
white South's violence, the study
said, "there runs a new thread of
- Negroes' fearlessness and determi-
nation-and a warning: 'I've been
- stomped down and stomped down
t all of my life. It's been long
"The poverty program had prom-
ised to do more than 'dole,' to al-
low poor people themselves to
g launch an attack on poverty by
means of increasing their own
y training," the report said.
"Yet it has failed in many in-
stances to provide even the stop-
f gap measure such as commodities
s to fill immediate needs of those
who are desperately poor. Its ef-
r feet was to deepen the disillusion-
e E

SAIGON (I)-American combat
deaths again exceeded those with-
in South Viet Nam's armed forc-
es last week, this time by 82 to 61,
briefing officers disclosed yester-
Political tides still washing
around Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's
military government and increas-
ing U.S. commitments in the war
were among factors reflected in
the statistics.
Defense Secretary Robert S. Mc-
Namara testified before the Sen-
ate Foreign Relations Committee
in Washington on Wednesday that
South Viet Nam's political disor-
ders have hurt the war effort. He
said, however, the "reduced effec-
tiveness in recent weeks will ter-
minate shortly."
The U.S. combat death roll for
this year rose to 1,386 and for the
whole American involvement since
Jan. 1, 1961, to 3,234.
However, the South Vietnamese
combat deaths so far this year
alone exceed that, totaling 3,334.
Saigon's ground, air and sea
units outnumber the 255,000-man
American contingent nearly 3-1.
Ordinarily they carry by far the,

American.Casualties Exceed
South Vietnamese Figures

greatest load and the 61 deaths
in action May 1-7 were their low-
est in 1966.
A Vietnamese spokesman turn-
ed aside a reporter's request for
an assessment of government mili-
tary operations as a possible ex-
planation for the decline, saying
"I have no news."
A weekly summary listed 79 Viet-
namese field actions, an increase
of 10 per cent over the previous
week. However, though some in-
volved several battalions, none
showed a high number of Commu-
nist dead.
Overall allied operations, which
led to the death of three men
among Australian, New Zealand
and South Korean units, were re-
ported to have accounted for 456
Viet Cong killed and 121 captured.
The same number-456-had been
listed as killed, 98 captured in
the previous week.
The first instance in which
American losses were greater than
those of the South Vietnamese was
in the turbulent week of April 3-
9, at the height of antigovern-
ment and anti-American demon-
strations that led Ky's regime to

promise elections within three to
five months.
Though the government's mid-
April decree for elections abated
open turmoilstensions have arisen
again over South Viet Nam's poli-
tical future and the prospects for
return of civil rule.
Buddhist agitation for swift ac-
tion has been reported among
troops -of the 1st Corps area, a re-
cent hotbed of dissidence that ad-
joins North Viet Nam; and the
2nd Corps area, which covers
much of the ceitral highlands. -
Though some critics want him
out immediately, Ky has announc-
ed he expects to remain in power
at least another year. That would
be after several steps toward civil-
ian rule-the election of a Con-
stituent Assembly in September or
October, writing of a constitution,
and election of a Legislative As-
sembly to form a new Saigon re-
In addition to the 82 Americans
killed last week, 615 were wound-
ed. None was reported missing.
That compared with 70 killed, 589
wounded and seven missing or
captured in the week of April 24-


WAP-University students through-
out South Africa denounced with
"abhorrence and disgust" yester-
day government action against a
student leader instrumental in ar-
ranging a visit by Sen. Robert F.
Kennedy (D-NY) next month.
At a rally here, 1500 students
roared approval of a resolution
that expressed their "horror and
deep distress" at restrictions
against Ian Robertson, 21, order-
ed by the white supremacist gov-
ernment of Prime Minister Hend-,
rik F. Verwoerd.
In Dufban, students condemn-
ed the action as "contemptible,
cowardly and contrary to West-
ern democracy."3
Protest Rallies
Similar protest rallies were held
at the country's other English
language universities in Cape
Town and Grahamstown. Johan-
nesburg students planned a mass
march through the streets today.
Robertson, president of the mul-
tiracial National Union of South
African Students, was declared a
"banned" person by an order is-
sued Wednesday under the sup-

pression of Communism law. He is
prohibited from taking part in
student union activities, is restrict-
ed to the Cape Town and neigh-
boring Weinberg districts and may
not teach. He will be permitted to
complete his law studies, however.
The order cannot be appealed in
Invitation Accepted
Kennedy, a leading supporter of
the U.S. civil rights movement, has
accepted an invitation from the
student union to speak next
month on the annual day of af-
firmation of academic and human
Although the South African!
government issued Kennedy a visa,1
it denied one to Dr. Martin Luth-
er King, American Negro civil
rights leader. King had been in-
vited to open the annual student
union congress.
The newspaper Cape Argus in
Cape Town suggested that the
banning might be part of a gov-
ernment attempt to prevent Ken-
nedy from coming. The govern-
ment felt unable to refuse the
senator a visa, the newspaper said
in an editorial.

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world News Roundup


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By The Associated Press 1
Kennedy (D-NY) urged yesterday
that the United States invite Com-
munist China to discuss nuclear
weapons control.
"Not only the fate of the Unit-
ed States, but that of the whole
world may be at stake," he told the
Kennedy declared the United
States should publicly offer to
confer with Chinese representa-
tives at any time, in any place.
Foreign Relations Committee mov-
ed yesterday to scrap the present
Senate system for overseeing the
CIA and to establish a single group
to supervise all U.S. foreign in-
telligence activities.
At a closed session the commit-
tee refused 11-6 to table and thus
kill a resolution by Sen. Eugene
J. McCarthy (D-Minn) to estab-

lish a new select committee to be
known as the "Committee on In-
telligence Operations."
Chairman J. W. Fulbright (D-
Ark) said the committee agreed to
put off a final vote until Tuesdav

not for it," that he would not in-
troduce it, and his committee
could not hold hearings on it this
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motion indicated that the corn- took a nosedive late yesterday but
motitn'ndictmednthatnheacorof then clipped some of its losses be-
mittee's sentiment is in facorfore the close. Trading was heavy.
the resolution.
- Brokers attributed the break in
WASHINGTON - The Johnson prices to caution prior to the an-
administration's proposal for en- nouncement of sales figures for
couraging trade with European So- General Motors, Chrysler and
viet-bloc countries was put on the American Motors. Earlier, Ford
congressional shelf yesterday for reported record high sales.
the rest of this election year. The Dow Jones industrial aver-
Chairman Wilbur D. Mills (D- age closed at 885.57, off 9.86 points
Ark), of the House Ways and for the day. It had been off more
Means Committee, made it virtual- than 13 points, with 10 points of
ly certain the bill will not move the loss coming between 1 p.m.
before 1967, telling newsmen, "I'm and 2 p.m.
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