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September 01, 1964 - Image 3

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U) I h. iJIlllliel


Michigan voters will select can-
didates for federal, state, court
and township offices in today's
primary election.
When ballots are counted, the
mass of more than 900 candidates
will be reduced to a pair of foes
for governor, two for U.S. sena-
tor, 38 for bongress, 76 for state
senator and 216 for the state
House of Representatives.
In the gubernatorial race, Gov.
George Romney is expected to
defeat easily former legislator
George Higgins in the Republi-
can primary. Romney is so confi-
dent of renomination that he

hasn't even campaigned or men-
tioned Higgins publicly.
Conservative Republican
Higgins, a Ferndale auto dealer,
has based his entire campaign on
the theme that he is a conserva-
tive Republican while Romney is
more of a political independent.
U.S. Rep. Neil Staebler (D-Ann
Arbor) is unopposed for the De'm-
ocratic gubernatorial nomination.
On the national scene, the real
battle is for the GOP senatorial
nomination. The three combat-
ants are James F. O'Neil, a mem-
ber of the state Board of Educa-
tion, Republican National Com-
mitteewoman Elly Peterson and
businessman Edward A. Meany, Jr.
The victor will face unopposed

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Democratic incumbent Philip A. "The implementation of the Civi' dent Westron E. Vivian. Both art
Hart. Rights Law and the rehabilita- from Ann Arbor.
Incumbent Meader tion of the Negro population in Faye has said he "favors a con-
Running for the Republican our urban areas should be a prim ception of national interest which
congressional nomination from the objective." embraces the aim of social jus-
second district are incumbent Rep, Thayer, who supports Romney tice."
George Meader, attorney C. Ralph has emphasized that "In good con- Vivian has stressed that Unite'
Kohn and Majority Leader of the science, I believe that I have nc States foreign aid policy should
Michigan State Senate Stanley G other choice than to offer citi- without losing sight of immediate
Thayer. zens of this district an alternative military security goals, look towers
In summing up his political phi- to their present representative broader, humanitarian objectives.
losophy, Meader has said that (Meader). Emerging in America Housewife, Lawyer, Professor
"Government should do for etIday is a new and dynamic group Three Republiscansrayingo
people those things which the of Republicans. They are eager t( the state House o Rae vying foi
people cannot do so well or do listen to the minds and hearts of nomination from the 53rd District
at all for themselves; in all other this nation." Carolyn Lewis, running on a plat-
matters, government ought not tc Vice-President form in opposition to Sen. Barry
interfere." Democrats running for the con- Goldwater (R-Ariz) is a house
Kohn has been city attorney in gressional nomination are politi- wife. Practicing attorney John W
Morence since 1952. In his cam- cal science teacher Gerald E. Fayc Rae was former Washtenaw Coun-
paign he has stressed civil rights: and Conductron Corp. vice-presi- ty prosecuting attorney and Coun-
---- - ----- - - - -- ty Board of Supervisors member
t Marvin L. Esch is an associate
professor of speech at WayneU L R :,'C H.
State University and a manage-
ment consultant on organizationa j
n acia P bems Two Democrats are battling for Ann Arbor s Busy Book Store
the state congressional nomina-
In the area of housing one ing in a vaguely worded "home- tion. Albert J. Coundron has serv -ed.for six-years-o. the-Ann,.- __
Urban League official claims De- owners rights" proposal, scheduleC, bor Board of Eucation one Yea '
troit Negroes aren't as thoroughly for vote in Detroit's Sept. 1 pri- its Brd Rf E el Jn Va
confined to overcrowded slums as as m M C gtresidant. Russel J. Vial
they are in other major Northern mar. Mayor Cavanagh and twc currently an automobile agency
cities. Urban renewal has replaced state Supreme Court judges con- sales manaoer in Vnsilanti.
some inner-city Negro ghettos. tend the amendment is unconsti- Democratic nrimary em'ain 't 4
The Negro mobility to date has groups have attacked it as im. trict are Elwvn R. Fatchett andDCs
produced "white backlash" result- moral. William Dannemiller.=F

Detroit 'Optimistic'

DETROIT - Despite a Negro
population of nearly 520,000, or
32 per cent, Detroit city officials
are not as worried about the pos-
sibility or racial violence as are
some officials in some other North-
ern cities.
This guarded optimism stems
from reasons which range from
good communication between the
races to responsible Negro leader-
ship, the Wall Street Journal re-
ported recently.
The swift pace of the automo-
bile industry, over which city lead-
ers have little control, also adds
to the brightening picture.
Ingredients of Violence
But, the Wall Street Journal re-
ported, the ingredients which led
to violence in Harlem and Roch-
ester are present in the Motor
City - discontent over schools,
housing, jobs and charges of po-
lice brutality.
Yet both Negro and white lead-
ers are confident they can ward
off any major threat of violence
before it spreads to the streets
This summer three incidents -
each of which could have set off
a racial powder keg-were calm-
ed without serious trouble.
One of the reasons for the rela-
tive ease in race relations is the
number of formal and informal
inter-racial committees working to
cope with school, employment and
housing problems. Besides forma
community relations groups, there
is a healthy, degree of informal
conversation between police offi-
cials and leaders of -.the Negro
community. Top-level police offi-
cials frequently are consulted on
civil rights problems and precinct
officers often meet with neighbor-
hood groups.
Police Commissioner and , for-
mer Detroit police reporter Ray
Girardin, who took over the top
police post eight months ago, says
"We're constantly talking to civil
rights groups." f
Before Cavanagh
Tension between Negroes and
the city administration existed as
recently as 1960, before the elec-
tion of 33-year-old Jerome P. Cav-
anagh as mayor. One of Cavan-
agh's first orders after election was
to bar diAcrimination in city hir-
ing and promotion.
He also named Negroes to sev-
eral important city posts. Cavan-
agh picked Michigan Supreme
Court Justice George Edwards as
police commissioner.
Edwards ordered an active ef-
fort to recruit Negro policeman
World News
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Walter Reuther said
yesterday that as things stand
now in contract negotiations with
Chrysler Corp. there will ,be a
strike Sept.' 9.
The United Auto Workers presi-
dent, who assumed personal com-
mand of UAW talks at Chrysler,
told newsmen "there still is plen-
ty of time for a settlement and
we hope the company will make
a move. But if you ask me as
of now, I have to say there will
be a strike.."
* * *
NEW YORK-Sen. Kenneth B.
Keating, still refusing to endorse
Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater for
president, was nevertheless unani-
mously nominated for re-election
yesterday by the New York Repub-
lican party as it mustered a show
of unity.
* * *
NEW YORK-The New York
Stock Exchange finished irregular-
ly lower yesterday. The market
had a good start, but declined
gradually. The Dow-Jones 30 in-
dustrials went down .61 to 838.48.

1,307 stocks were traded, 507 go-
ing up, 517 declining and 283 re-
maining the same.

and curbed what he viewed as
high-handed tactics against Ne-
groes. He said "opening more
channels of communications" be-
tween Negroes and police was a
nmajor achievement.,
School Problems
Szhool problems are another
area of continued communicatior,.
between Negroes and whites.
"Progress is not always satisfac-
tory but there .yhas been move-
ment," an NAACP official said.
Citizen committees studying race
and education problems have bee~n
heavily used. Emphasizing physi-
cal facilities in Negro areas, the
school board in 1958 earmarked 70
per cent of its $90 million build-
ing program for predominantly
Negro areas.
Perhaps the largest area of Ne-
gro unrest is employment. But to-
tal unemployment in Detroit, cur-
rently hovering around the five
per cent mark, is lower now than
in recent years. While no figures
are available on Negro' unemploy-
ment, it is undoubtedly lower than
the 25 per cent of unemnployed Ne,
gro young men in 1960.
Another factor in Negro em-
ployment is the United Auto
Workers andits president, Walter
Reuther, who has fought for, equal
job opportunities for Negroes.
Despite unrest over employment
practices, Rev. James Wadsworth
Detroit NAACP president, feels the
per-capita income among Detroit
Negroes is probably the highest in
the nation. "Negroes are eating
better here; fat cats don't rebel
as easily," he said.
Negro labor leader Horace Shef-
field, however, says Negroes with
college degrees are working on the
factory floors..Although companies
are making efforts to upgrade Ne-
gro job opportunities, "it's not the
bold imaginativeness that is need-
ed.'" Negro apprentices have quiet-
ly entered some building trade un-



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