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Romney, Swainson Seek

To Lead Michigan


{i The State Legislature




1) It would be most inappro-I
priate for me to discuss this mat-
ter in this context since the issue
sis still before the courts. I have
repeatedly stated my position on
apportionment. In brief I will sup-
port any apportionment which
allows the vote of any citizen
anywhere in the state to count
equally with that of any other
citizen. I can accept nothing less.
2) My proposals for fiscal re-
form, arrived at as a compromise
following lengthy discussions, pro-
vide for taxation on the ability to
pay with relief for the most dis-
criminated against, both as in-
dividuals and corporate units. To
the best of my knowledge my op-
ponent has not offered his specific
plans in this area but has talked
only in general terms about relief
for business.
3) Fiscal reform is the key to
this problem, of course, but it
would be mosthelpful if the hand-

ful of rock-ribbed pessimists who
keep the "bad business climate"
fable circulating would adopt a
more positive attitude.
4) My administration has
achieved a good record of co-
operation with legislators who are
willing to reason. We have never
hesitated to attempt to work out
compromises. The problem here
is in the veto bloc in the state
Senate which refuses to budge
from pre-conceived positions re-
gardless of fact. I believe that
this moss-back faction will find
itself a minority following the
5) The major problem is fiscal
refrom. Our other problems, in-
creased services to our people in
education, mental health, and
similar fields, stem from our fis-
cal confusion. We must begin to
meet these needs because, in edu-
cation for example, loss through
delay can't be recovered.

The Senate
Charles N. Youngblood, Jr. (Detroit) William J. Kennedy (Grosse Pte)
Sen. Stanley F. Rozycki (Detroit) .....Victor S. Wierzbicki (Detroit)
Sen. Basil W. Brown (Detroit)........Charles A. Grady (Detroit)
Sen. Charles S. Blondy (Detroit) ........ Harvey T. Bassett (Detroit)'
Sen. Stanley Novak (Detroit)............Joseph Bell Jr. (Detroit)
Richard Hord (Kalamazoo) .......... Garry E. Brown (Schoolcraft)
George Westfield (Benton Harbor) .......... Sen. Harry R. Litowich
VAN BUREN (8th) (Berrien Springs)
Edward P. Burns (Douglas) ........ Sen. Frederic Hilbert (Wayland)
Stanley L. Brock (Battle Creek) Sen. John P. Smeekens (Coldwater)
JACKSON (10th)
Gerald H. Wilcox (Leoni).......Sen. Haskell L. Nichols ('Jackson)
MACOMB (11th)
John T. Bowman (Roseville) .......Robert G. Powell (East Detroit)
OAKLAND (12th)
Leland H. Smith (Oak Park) ...... Sen. Farrell E. Roberts (Pontiac)
GENESEE (13th)
Sen. Garland Lane (Flint) ............ Edward A. McLogan (Flint)
INGHAM (14th)
James F. McClure (Okemos) ........ Sen. Paul C. Younger (Lansing)
EATON (15th)
Sidney E. Weseman, Jr. (Charlotte) .......Sen. John W. FitzGerald
KENT-16th (Grand Ledge)
Arthur H. Masterson (Grand Rapids) ...... Milton Zaagman (G.R.)
Perry M. Lawr (Grand Rapids) .. Robert VanderLaan (Grand Rapids)
Sen. Raymond D. Dzendzel (Detroit) .... Patrick McNally (Detroit)
LENAWEE (19th)
William Nichols (Monroe).Sen. Elmer R. Porter (Blissfield)
HURON (20th)
No opposition ... ,.......Sen. Arthur A. Dehmel (Unionville)
William D. Ford (Taylor)........Frank P. Domanski (Dearborn)
SAGINAW (22nd)
Anthony P. Beck (Saginaw)...........William J. Leppien (Saginaw)
OTTAWA (23rd)
Clifford M. Bartels (Roosevelt Park) Sen. Clyde H. Geerlings (Holland)
MIDLAND (24th)
Louis W. Doll (Bay City) .............. Lester O. Begick (Bay City)
IONIA (25th)
William N. Noud (Stanwood)..........Emil Lockwood (St. Louis)
MASON (26th)
Henry J. Dongvillo (Fountain) .. Sen. Lloyd A. Stephens (Scottville)
G. L. McPherson (Central Lake) .. Sen. Wm. G. Milliken (Trav. City)

Robert B. Burns (Grand Rapids) .. Rep. Andrew Bolt (Grand Rapids)
Stanley B. Walsh (Grand Rapids) .. Rep. Edward A. Borgman (G.R.)
John L. Weeber (Grand Rapids) .... Rep. Thomas J. Whinery (G.R.)
Charles R. Doyle (Lowell) ...... Rep. William Doorn (Grand Rapids)
George E. Murray (Kent City) Rep. Martin D. Buth (Comstock Park)
Joan Spohn (Columbiaville) ........ Rep. Roy T. Spencer (Attica)
William G. Bradstreet (Hudson) .... Rep. Rollo G. Conlin (Tipton)
Rep. William Romano (Warren) ........ Frank J. Knapp (Warren)
Joseph M. Snyder (St. Clair Shores) ........ William F. McLaughlin
(St. Clair Shores)
Charles R. Towner (Mt. Clemens) W. Whitney Sawyer (Mt. Clemens)
Rep. Dominic J. Jacobetti (Negaunee) Richard G. Haight (Negaunee)
Calvin P. Leach (Leroy) ...... Rep. Hans C. Rasmussen (Ludington)
Rep. James K. Constantini (Iron Mtn.) Clifford E. Perras (Nadeau)
Robert S. Mitchell (Midland) .... Rep. Nelson G. Tisdale (Midland)
Beth Ann Winters (Monroe).......Milton JH Knabusch (Monroe)
Ralph L. Smith (Howard City) .... Rep. Fred O. Olsen (Sheridan)
Francis W. Beedon (Muskegon) ........ Don E. Seyferth (Muskegon)
Eugene Schaub (Muskegon) .... Rep. Oscar E. Bouwsma (Muskegon)
Lawrence Abbott (Newaygo) .... Rep. Don Vander Werp (Fremont)
John S. Coleman (Pontiac).......Rep. Lloyd L. Anderson (Pontiac)
Rep. Arthur J. Law (Pontiac) .......... Robert C. Smith (Pontiac)
John F. Foley (Birmingham) .. Rep. Henry M. Hogan (Birmingham)
Albert A. Kramer (Oak Park ).... Rep. Raymond L. Baker (Berkley)
Harold J. Robinson (Royal Oak) Rep. William Hayward (Royal Oak)
Bill S. Huffman (Madison Hgts.)......Kenneth Waller (Ferndale)
Ralph E. Richman (Holland).......Rep. Riemer Van Til (Holland).
Edward J. Bouchey (Hillman).......Rep. Ross O. Stevens (Atlanta)
Rep. William A. Boos, Jr. (Saginaw) .... Jerome E. Burns (Saginaw)
Elmer A. Beyer (Saginaw) ..... ...,. .'Rep. Carl O. Little (Saginaw)
William H. Groomes (Whitmore Lake) .. Thomas G. Sharpe ,(Howell)
Robert J. Ellery (St. Clair) .. Rep. Raymond C. Wurzel (North Street)
Mathew O. Lyden (St. Clair) ' Don M. Wismer, Jr. (Port Huron)
Bethel J. Schmidt (Mendon) ..,.. Rep. Floyd E. Wagner (Cassopolis)
Duane Farnum (Vassar) ............ Rep. Allison Green (Kingston)
Edmund M. Szymczak (South Haven) ........ Rep. Edson V. Root, Jr.
Henry L. Bretton (Ann Arbor) .. Rep. Gilbert E. Bursley (Ann Arbor)
Charles F. Gray (Ypsilanti).......Rep. James F. Warner (Ypsilanti)
Gerald P. Sturm (Kaleva) ................ John F. Toepp (Cadillac)
WAYNE-1st .'


George S. Romney

(Continued from Page 4B)
they have accomplished what they
have accomplished only through
the indecision, caution and ac-
commodation of their adversaries.
On September 18, I specifically
urged that the United States put
an immediate sea blockade of
Cuba into effect. I know when I
did so that I would receive some
criticism for making such a sug-
gestion, but I felt that any criti-
cism of me was worth it because
of the importance I attached to
my country's taking what I be-
lieved to be the right approach.
I believe the President made the
proper move on October 22, 1962,
in establishing the Cuban block-
ade. It was a calculated risk, but
I believe it will pay off in terms
of the security of our nation.
5) There is no single most im-
portant problem which will face
the next Congress, but rather sev-
eral clusters' of related problems.
The welfare-state program will
be re-submitted, of course, and it
will be up to the Congress to find
reasonable, safe alternatives to
the Administration's high-spend-
ing, centralizing programs in areas
like health, education, agriculture.
I have suggested alternative plans
in each of these crucial areas, so
that the people's legitimate needs
will be met without sacrificing
American independence and initia-
In foreign relations our need is
simply stated: strength. The Unit-
ed States is a great power, and her
actions must be those which befit
a great nation. There is an inti-
mate link between domestic and
foreign policy. Only as we are
strong abroad can we be strong at
home, and only as we are strong
at home can we be strong abroad.
1)What is your opinion re-
garding the Michigan supreme
court's decision on reapportion-
2) Please outline brieby how
your plan for fiscal reform is
more advantageous than your
3) What specific measures,
besides fiscal reform, do you feel
would aid the business climate
in Michigan?
4) How do you feel that the
relationship between the gov-
ernor and the Legislature can,
best be handled in order to
achieve cooperation?
5): Please state briefly what
you consider to be the major
problems facing Michigan in
the next few years?

(Continued from Page 4B)
in certain captive or neutral coun-
5) I believe that President Ken-
nedy has dramatically and deci-
sively answered this question for
His action has resulted in the
most crushing defeat to Nikita
Khrushchev since the cold war
This was accomplished without
armed conflict; without sinking a
ship, and without bombing or in-
vading Cuba.
It is a diplomatic and military
victory which has been acclaimed
by our allies and accepted by world
The President maintained that
we could not justify a move
against Cuba until there was clear
evidence that offensive missiles
were being set up.
The United States with evidence
only of thendefensive arming of
Cuba could not have held the sup-
port of its Latin American allies-
the Organization of American
States-or of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization for such a
When the United States block-
ade was imposed this country had
the unanimous backing of the
hemispheric support. It had the
OAS - an incredible display of
backing of our NATO allies, who
a week earlier had balked at our
proposed war materials boycott.
Prosecuting Attorney:
William F. Ager, Jr.-Repub-
lican (incumbent)
Vanzetti M. Hamilton-Dem-
John W. Palmer-Democrat
George A. Peterson-Republi-
can (incumbent)
County Clerk:
Adeline Drews-Democrat
Luella M. Smith-Republican
County Treasurer:
Thomas 9. Kaas-Democrat
Sylvester A. Leonard - Re-
Register of Deeds:
Mae Hardenbergh -- Demo-
Patricia N. Hardy-Republi-
can (incumbent)
Drain Commissioner:
John H. Flook-Republican
Richard E. Nash-Democrat
County Surveyor:
Henry S. Hicks--Republican
Edward L. Jonas-Democrat

Carroll E. Jones
A. M. Schneider
LeRoy J. NelsonI

(Roscommon)....Sen. Harold B. Hughes (Clare)
(Indian River) Sen. Thomas F. Schweigert (Petoskey)
(Powers) ...... Sen. Kent T. Lundgren (Menominee)

Sen. Philip O. Rahoi (Iron Mtn.) ... Frank C. Moody (National Mine)
Sen. C. A. McManiman (Houghton) .... Bert M. Heideman (Hancock)
Robert J. Niess (Ann Arbor) .... Sen. Stanley G. Thayer (Ann Arbor)
ST. CLAIR (34th)
Eldon S. Pringle (Port Huron) ...... Sen. Frank D. Beadle (St. Clair)
The House
Jack Martin (Otsego) ............ James S. Farnsworth (Allegan)
No opposition ..............,..Rep. James P. Mielock (Whittemore)
Clare E. Ernst (Alger) .......,.. Rep. Walter G. Nakkula (Gladwin)
Jerome Traxler (Bay City) .......... Michael J. Gillman (Bay City)
James A. Simmons (Stevensville) ...... David F. Upton (St. Joseph)
Alden Bridges (Watervliet) ........ Rep. Gail Handy (Eau Claire)
Roger Johnson (Marshall) ... Rep. Roy H. Brigham (Battle Creek)
M. Ora Baird (Battle Creek) .. Rep. Harry A. DeMaso (Battle Creek)
John Wolf (Charlevoix) ....................Don Gordon (Leland)
Earl Walker (Strongs) ........ Rep. Clayton T. Morrison (Pickford)
Rep. Einar E. Erlandsen (Escanaba) .... Edward J. Cox (Escanaba)
Claude E. Burton (Bellevue) .......... Rep. Andrew W. Cobb (Elsie)
Leroy E. Vincent (Elsie) .........Rep. Carroll C. Newton (Delton)
Ford Martin (Mackinac City)............Clark F. Most (Alanson)
Rep. Lee G. Fitzgerald (Flint) ............ Floyd N. Baldwin (Flint)
Rep. Albert R. Horrigan (Flint) .. George H. Dougherty (Mt. Morris)
Rep. Roger B. Townsend (Flint) .., ........Leonard F. Nowak (Flint)
Chris M. McGarry (Fenton) .... Rep. Gordon Rockwell (Mt. Morris)
Rep. Joseph S. Mack (Ironwood) .................... No opposition
J. B. Hopkins (Traverse City) ....... Rep. Arnell E. Engstrom (T.C.)
William P. Wood (Alma).............Rep. Lester J. Allen (Ithaca)
Russell W. Holcomb (Jonesville) .. Rep. Frederic J. Marshall (Allen)
Rep. Russell Hellman (Dollar Bay) .... Ruth G. Butler (Houghton)
Wager F. Clunis (Elkton) .......... Rep. Edmund Good (Gagetown)
Bruce S. King (Lansing).............Rep. Marie L. Hager (Lansing)
Manfred Lilliefors (Lansing) .. Rep. Harold W. Hungerford (Lansing)
James J. Cavanaugh (Okemos) .... Rep. Charles J. Davis (Onondaga)
Holden Cook (Ionia) .................. Rep. Lloyd Gibbs (Portland)

1) The supreme court decision
has been subject to widespread
misinterpretation for political rea-
sons. The court's decision was
simply that the 1952 amendment
added to the Michigan Constitu-
tion prescribing frozen state sen-
ate districts violated the "equal
protection" clause of the United
States Constitution. My opponent
and his appointed attorney gener-
al joined the complainant, Gus
Scholle, in mis-reading into this
decision the view that straight
head-count is the only acceptable
method for apportionment of all
legislative bodies. The Michigan
supreme court has never said this
and the United States Supreme
Court has never said this. In fact,
Justice Stewart r e f e r r e d to
straight head-count as a "new and
novel concept." I agree that the
1952 senate apportionment meth-
od is undesirable and should be
changed, and this was one of the
main reasons I worked so hard to
call a Constitutional Convention.
The Convention adopted an ap-
portionment plan that will ensure
effective representation for all the
people by legislators known, acces-
sible and responsive to their con-
stituents' needs. In addition, the
Convention's proposal will provide
for continuously effective repre-
sentation through its automatic
reapportionment provisions follow-
ing each 10-year federal census.
While legislatures should repre-
sent only people, they should do
so on a basis that will reflect dif-
ferences in the problems of repre-
senting them effectively. The ap-
portionment plan in'the new Con-
stitution will make Michigan a
model for other states with simi-
lar great differences in population
2) I believe in complete fiscal
reform, which includes spending
reform as well as revenue reform.
One of the most important weak-
nesses of my opponent's approach
to government financing has been
the consistent and almost solitary
emphasis on the single approach
of raising more money. I believe
that spending reform must be put
into effect by assuring the essen-
tiality of every aspect of govern-
ment operations, and enforcing
consistent and continuing mea-
sures to ensure efficiency and
economy. I am not in favor of
eliminating any present state serv-
ices, but I do insist that they be
administered in the most effective,
efficient and economical method
possible. I also believe that reve-
nue reform is essential. I believe
revenue reform must have three
aims: (1) to encourage job crea-
tion by equalizing taxes on em-
ployers with the level of taxation
in competing states; (2) to reduce
the proportion of state taxes be-
ing paid by families of low in-
come; and (3) to provide ade-
quately for the revenue needs of
local units of government with re-
duced reliance on the property tax.
I also endorse the Citizens for
Michigan tax program as the basic
framework for total tax revision.
I do not favor income taxes by
themselves; if tax reform, includ-
ing an income tax, would accom-
plish the three objectives I have
outlined, then I would not hesitate
to propose one. None of my oppon-
ent's various revenue suggestions
would have accomplished all three
objectives which I think are es-
sential to real tax reform. Hs
failures to get tax reform were be-
cause he offered incomplete tax
proposals that would not accom-
plish the objectives genuine reve-
nue reform must achieve.


3) The proper premise for this
question is: What will stimulate
job creation? The question indi-
cates one of the prime points -
fiscal reform. I believe that we
must put an end to one-sided, spe-
cial interest government in Michi-
gan so that job creators will know
they will get fair treatment here.
I believe in equal treatment for
unions and employers, no better
and no worse, and I don't believe
treatment has been equal in Mich-
igan. I believe election of a new
state administration would be
graphic proof to the nation that
Michigan has ended one-sided spe-
cial' interest government, and it
would be the first big step in the
creation of more jobs. I also have
recommended a long list of addi-
tional specific steps to help create
more jobs. Briefly, we must put
our house in order and then re-
sell Michigan to the nation.
4) Unity within our state is es-
sential if we are to make progress.
We must recognize that our com-
mon interests of the entire state,
mon interests as citizens of Mich-
igan are superior to our special in-
terests of political, economic or
sectional nature. Past governors
have pitted group against group
for political reasons, and have
used the legislature as a conven-
ient punching bag. Past governors
have sought to take credit for any-
thing good that has happened, and
blamed the legislature for every-
thing bad. My opponent indicated
a graphic example of this short-
sightedness recently when he tried
to take credit for 24 "accomplish-
ments" of his administration, only
one of which stemmed from his
leadership. The legislature is made
up exactly as was the Constitu-
superior in every respect to the
tional Convention, where through
the process of identifying the corn-
we were able to compose differ-
ences and subordinate private in-
terests to write a new Constitution
present document. So unity can be
achieved with 'proper leadership,
and we must have unity in Michi-
gan to make any meaningful
5) In the immediate future,
Michigan will face stunning prob-
lems stemming from the post-war
population explosion. The record
birth rate in the immediate post-
war years starts hitting our col-
leges and our job market next
year. Michigan is not ready. We
face an explosive need for state
services. We have here only three
alternatives: (1) We must stimu-
late our economy to provide jobs
that will support the public serv-
ices including educational needs
without excessive taxation; or (2)
we must cut services; or (3) we
must increase taxes. The choices
are that simple. Michigan's num-
ber one need is greater citizenship
. more citizenship and less par-
tisanship. Our number one prob-
lem is to put an end to one-sided
special interest government. Our
number one economic need is jobs.
Our number one long-range prob-
lem is how to provide for the bur-
geoning needs of the future. The
number one questionof thiscam-
paign is which of two men can
provide the leadership and achieve
the unity Michigan must have to
meet the needs of our people. If
you are interested in more Infor-
mation on my specific positions on
education, jobs, fiscal reform,
mental health, conservation, aging
or other areas, just write me at
Detroit 26, Michigan for a sum-
mary statement of detailed pro-


William Baird (Detroit) .......... Robert J. Conger
Ernest Murphy (Detroit) ........ Henry C. DeYonger

Rep. Frank J. O'Brien (Detroit) .......... Peter C. Bassett+
Rep. Maxcine C. Young (Detroit).....William L. Magill
Arthur Cartwright (Detroit) ........ Robert J. Henderson
Rep. Robert D. Mahoney (Detroit) .... Ron S. Christie, Sr.+
Rep. E. D. O'Brien (Detroit) .............. Robert J. Frost
Rep. William A. Ryan (Detroit).......Robert C. West, Jr.+
Rep. Frank A. Mahoney (Detroit) .. DeVon C. Cunningham
Rep. Michael J. O'Brien (Detroit) ...... Minnie T. Donovan
Daisy Elliott (Detroit) .................. Markus S. Simon+


Rep. James Bradley (Detroit) ........ Edward W. Konkel (Detroit)
Rep. John M. Sobieski (Detroit) .. ..Samuel F. Winfield (Detroit)
Edmund Lesinski (Detroit) .............. Carrie J. Young (Detroit)

Rep. John J. Fitzpatrick (Detroit) .... Herbert M. August+
Rep. George Montgomery (Detroit) ........ Louise Backus+
Daniel W. West (Detroit) .............. Edward Soronan+
Rep. Edward K. Michalski (Detroit) ........ Nicholas Kales+
Rep. Michael Novak (Detroit) .......... Arthur J. Wilkie+


Rep. Edwain A. Fitzpatrick (Detroit) ...... John G. Krauss (Detroit)
Rep. John J. Penczak (Detroit) ........ John C. Roberts Jr. (Detroit)
Rep. Adam Sumeracki (Detroit) ...........Eula B. Brown (Detroit)
Richard AHJ Guzowski (Detroit).......Florence H. Lynch (Detroit)
Rep. Joseph A. Gillis (Detroit)'........ Maurice A. Barbour (Detroit)
Rep. Joseph J. Kowalski (Detroit) ...... Anthony C. Licata (Detroit)

Rep. George H. Edwards (Detroit) .... Morris 0. Williams
Rep. David S. Holmes, Jr. (Detroit) ........ George Wilson


Rep. Josephine D. Hunsinger (Detroit).......William P. Harrington
Leonard S. Walton (Detroit) ............ Earl E. Stevens (Detroit)
Joseph Mihalko, Jr. (Harper Woods) .......... Rep. Robert Waldron
(Grosse Pte.)
Walter J. Hyso (Hamtramck) .... Felix A. Karwowski (Hamtramek)
James H. Karoub (Highland Park) Frederick C. Adams (Highland Pk.)

PROPOSED AMENDMENT to Sec. 40, Art. V of the Michi-
gan Constitution authorizing the Legislature to provide for
general revision of the statutes:
Sec. 40: The Legislature shall provide by law for the gen-
eral revision of the statutes at such time and in such manner
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