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Vol. LXXXI, No. 52

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, November 1, 1970

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Uncertain ty,






WASHINGTON P) - Americans
cast their ballots Tuesday in mid-
term elections clouded by voter in-
decision and disinterest - with Re-
publican alarms about violence
dramatized by rocks and eggs hurled
at President Nixon's campaign motor-
cade in California.
At stake in Tuesday's balloting: 35
Senate seats, as many governships,
and a new House of Representatives.
The outcome could prove to be a near
standoff in a Congress likely to re-
main dominated by Democrats.
But echoes of the violent demon-
stration aimed at Nixon in San Jose,
Calif., Thursday night seemed likely
to help Republican candidates.
In their behalf, Nixon and Vice
President Agnew have waged a one-

two campaign focused on the issue
of law and order, student turmoil
and violent dissent.
Democratic candidates and spokes-
men have joined in statements de-
ploring the incident in San Jose, and
at the same time, have sought to
counter Republican efforts to place
the blame for unrest and violence .on
Democratic candidates.
The outburst in San Jose prompted
the Republican National Committee
to buy network television time and
broadcast a Nixon speech Friday
night from a Anaheim, Calif., rally,
with the President declaring "it's
time to draw the line" against vio-
lent demonstrators.
Agnew put the issue in more ex-
plicit and partisans terms, amid the
chants of demonstrators in Belleville,

Ill., Friday: ". . . The Democratic
candidates who for years have been
encouraging and stimulating these
people now are saying 'Oh, don't try
to drape those poor people around
our necks, we don't want them.' They
know that the American people don't
want them."
Democrats have put their em-
phasis on the issue of the economy,
inflation and unemployment. "In 21
months," Democratic Party Chair-
man Lawrence O'Brien said, "Mr.
Nixon has succeeded in bringing
about a deterioration of this economy
that, in a sense, is almost beyond
The Senate, where 1970 Repub-
lican hopes once were brightest, is
rated virtually certain to remain in
Democratic command. Republicans

are likely to gain a handful of seats-
some politicians expect a three-seat
shift in favor of the GOP-with the
outcome hinging on a half-dozen
cliff-hanging contests.
In the House, control was never
within realistic reach of the GOP,
and the outcome could range from a
near standoff to Republican losses
aproaching the historic, off-year
pattern. Among the factors at work:
A dozen Republicans gave up safe
House seats, often at Nixon's urging,
to run for the Senate; the Democrats'
cutting issue of inflation and unem-
ployment may prove persuasive in a
compact congressional district con-
The House lineup now favors Dem-
ocrats, 243 to 187, with five seats
vacant Historically, the party out of

White House power has averaged a
37-seat House gain in mid-term elec-
tions. If Republicans succeed, as an-
ticipated, in defying that pattern and
cutting their losses, they would move
within striking distance of House
control two years hence, with their
prospect likely to be boosted by re-
apportionment and a Nixon cam-
paign for re-election.
Republican prospects for Senate
gains appea.r brightest in Texas, Ten-
nessee and Connecticut, where the
picture is clouded by the campaign
of incumbent Democrat Thomas J.
Dodd as an independent. The ques-
tion there: will Dodd draw off
enough Democratic votes to help elect
Republican Rep. Lowell Weicker Jr.,
or pry away conservative votes and

so boost the Rev. Joseph Duffey, the
Democratic nominee?
Democrats, on the other hand, ap-
pear likely to capture a Republican
seat in Illinois, and are hoping for
gains in more closely contested races
in California and New York. They
cling to the hope that Philip Hoff
can upset Republican Sen. Winston
L. Prouty in Vermont, but that is a
long shot.
Presidential press secretary Ronald
L. Ziegler said it will be an achieve-
ment if Republicans lose fewer than
35 House seats and fare well in the
Senate, where the White House party
also has generally suffered off-year
The cautious tone is in contrast
to Republican predictions of a scant
year ago that the GOP would take

charge of the Senate in 1970. The
current lineup is 57-43 in favor of
Democrats. A major reason for that
early optimism: simple arithmetic.
Democrats are defending 25 Senate
seats in the Tuesday elections, Re-h
publicans only 10.
A glance ahead signals the likeli-
hood that Democrats will hold Sen-
ate control for at least four years
if they hold it now. For in 1972, the
mathematics favor Democrats, who
will be defending 14 Senate seats
while the Republicans put 19 before
the voters.
In that situation, Nixon has taken
to talking of an ideological "majority
of one" instead of a Republican one.
"I'm not going to say vote Repub-
lican," he said in Miami Beach, Fla.,
See CLOSE, Page 2

-Associated Press
Fritz takes a dive
* Fritz Seyferth. Wolverine fullback, squirms forward for yardage in yesterday's game
against Wisconsin. Seyferth, who was UPI back of the week for his performance
against Minnesota, scored two touchdowns yesterday as Michigan won 29-15.
Poll predicts Dem victory
in State Legislature races

2,000 mass
in Detroit
war protest
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Over 2,000 people participat-
ed in a Peace Action Day rally here yester-
day afternoon, while similar demonstrations
against the Vietnam war took place in cities
across the country.
The rally in downtown Kennedy Square
was preceded by a march down Woodward
Ave. which assembled at the Wayne State
University mall at noon.
Jim Lafferty, chairman of the Detroit
Coalition to End to War, welcomed the
crowd with, "the reason we're here is to
remind Mr. Nixon that the anti-war move-
ment is not going to fold up and fade
"We're serving notice on his Madison Ave-
nue repackaging of old peace plans," said
Lafferty. "There will be no peace for Mr.
Nixon until there is peace in Vietnam."
Lafferty was following by eight other
speakers. Joe Dowdell, a Kent State Uni-
versity student said, "what's going on
at Kent today superceeds that school. It's
indicative of the larger trend - repression
and the fight against it."
"It's vital to talk to people and get
them to see how the kids are getting screw-
ed," Dowdell continued, "because they're
going to have to take the same shit soon."
"I've seen violence," he concluded, "and
it's scary, but we can't afford to let them
push us around."
Vietnam veteran Bob Wilkerson, editor of
the GI Press Service for National SMC also
spoke. He demanded that "the U.S. stop
using Universities for war research and start
using them for the students."
Cecil Lampkin, a Detroit Coalition mem-
ber, agreed. "We're going to force the Ad-
ministration to bring home the troops by
acting in the streets, not in closed senate
chambers," he said.
Patricia Samuels, legislative director of
Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom, called Nixon's peace proposals
"phony." "We've got to struggle for the
Vietnamese to win,"she said, 'because the
same system is oppressing us both." Sam-
uels suggested a regular weekly boycott of
supermarkets to show opposition to war and

-Daily-Denny Gainer

Demonstrators marching down Detroit's Woodward Ave.
Anti-war rallies across


A recent poll conducted by the Ann
Arbor News predicts Democrats will capture
control of the state Legislature in Tuesday's
In addition, the poll shows Gov. William
Milliken leading his Democratic opponent,
state Senator Sander Levin.
The poll, which questioned some 1,000
voters throughout the state, showed a clear
preference for Democratic candidates for
both houses of the Legislature.
When voters were asked, "For the state
Legislature, are you most likely to vote for
# Republicans or Democrats?" they gave the
following response:
Democrats, 49.4 per cent; Republican, 35.4
per cent, with 7.7 per cent undecided, and
7.5 per cent expressing their intentions to
split their ticket.
In the heavily populated areas of South-
eastern Michigan, Democrats received a 3-2
majority. In the traditionally Republican
outstate areas the poll showed voters almost
evenly divided between the parties.
With the poll also showing Milliken lead-
ing Levin, observers are predicting opposite
parties will control the Legislature and
governor's office, a common pattern in
Michigan's recent political history. The poll-
sters foresee a comfartable Democratic mar-
gin in the House and a narrow majority in
the Senate.
Currently, the division is 57 Democrats to
53 Republicans in the House and 20 Repub-
licans to 18 Democrats in the Senate.
Significant in the report is the number of

with Republican
landslide victory
Ferency. '

Gov. George Romney's
over Democrat Zolton

Although the poll did not predict the
outcome of the local legislative contests, the
results are bound to encourage local Demo-
cratic candidates, who have been regarded
as underdogs in their races against incum-
bent Republicans in previous samplings.
In the local state Senate race, Democrat
George Sallade is challenging two-term in-
cumbent Gilbert Bursley. The senatorial
district includes Washtenaw county and a
portion of Lenawee county.
Ann Arbor state representative Republican
Ray Smit faces a Democratic challenger in
Donald Koster.

By The Associated Press
Protesters in cities across the country
staged generally peaceful demonstrations,
parades and rallies against the Vietnam
W a r yesterday. Crowds se3med generally
smaller than previous nationwide antiwar
Billed by its sponsors as a "massive dem-
onstration for peace," the nationwide pro-
test took place three days before American
voters go to the polls to vote for gover-
nors, senators and congressmen in an off-
year national election.
When the demonstrations were announc-
ed in early October, some peace group lead-
ers said they feared protests just before the


election might harm the campaigns of peace
In Madison, Wis., a rally sponsored for
today was cancelled yesterday in part be-
cause many of the organizers felt the bene-
fits from such a protest would be marginal
compared to the possible damage to some
candidates in the election, particularly if
violence erupted.
While the President campaigned in the
West, demonstrators estimated by police at
about 450 marched in a circle on a side-
walk in front of the White House, to pro-
test the war.
One demonstrator, a member of the Stu-
dent Mobilization Committee which is a
sponsor of the demonstrations, said organ-
izers planned to keep the nationwide pro-
test "entirely peaceful." He s a i d violent
demonstrations against the President Triurs-
day night in San Jose, Calif., "no doubt
hurt our cause" in regard to the election.
The President denounced violent demon-
strations such as the one in San Jose, in
campaign speeches in Anaheim, Calif., Fri-
night and in Phoenix yesterday.
Police estimated 3,500 persons attended a
rally at the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.
The demonstrators, mostly students from
various Ohio universities, had marched three
miles from Ohio State University to the
rally site. Rally sponsors had predicted 10,-
000 would attend.
In Philadelphia, police said about 1,500
marchers went from Kennedy Plaza near
the city hall to Independence Hall for an
antiwar rally. Earlier in the day, about 100
persons heard a speech by Kate Millet. au-

home now" and carried a black coffin and
black flag.
About 1,000 protesters marched from New
York City's Columbus Circle to Bryant Park
for a rally. Sponsored by the New Y o r k
Peace Action Coalition and the Student Mo-
bilization Committee, the marchers were es-
corted by mounted police and led by a band
of service veterans playing martial music.
The marchers carried signs reading, "No
More Phony Peace Plans" and "Bring All.
the Troops Home Now."
Police said about 600 persons gathered on
the Boston Common across from the state-
house. Demonstrators t 0 o k out a parade
permit for 10,000 and said that about 3,000
On the New Haven, Conn., town green op-
posite Yale University, police said 400 or 500
persons gathered for a rally.
Auto workers
teaeh-in Monday
A student-organized teach-in will be con-
ducted in at least 35-40 classes tomorrow .in
support of the UAW strike against General
Motors Corp.
About 30 auto workers are scheduled to
appear before students during regular classes
to explain their position in the strike which
has idled thousands of employes of the
world's largest corporation.
Professors in the classes have agreed to

Regent nominees seek posts

Daily News Analysis
With polls predicting a Democratic sweep of minor
statewide offices, the election of two Democratic regental
candidates Tuesday is considered likely.
If the Democratic sweep extends to the regental race,
the election of Paul Brown and James Waters will create
an even party split on the board. With Republican hold-
over Regent Gertrude Huebner, who is generaly considered
liberal, the board will assume a more liberal image.
Two regental offices are open with the expiring terms of
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The Democratic candidates differ in their conception
of the role of a regent. Brown emphasizes improving rela-
tions between the University community and the State
Legislature an citizens. Waters, however, emphasizes Uni-
versity autonomy and freedom from "unnecessary control
by the State Legislature."
The Republican candidates are Paul Goebel, Jr. and
Jack Shuler. Goebel and Shuler also emphasize the need
for better University relations with the state. Both also
placed stress on the University providing a "quality" educa-
tion to students.
American Independent Party candidates are George

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