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Republicans invade
Miami Beach (yawn)

By SARA FITZGERALD
Special To The Daity
MIAMI BEACH - The Repub-
lican, Convention has hit - or
rather happened to - Miami
Beach.
Just three days before the
convention is scheduled to begin,
you can't get a parking space at
the Fontainebleu Hotel.
Inside, the hearings go on -
with the only excitement being
whether platform planks will be
released in time for newspaper
deadlines.
The dissidents have had their
moment of testimony - and
have been then ignored.
Paul McCloskey, who had
managed to garner one delegate
in New Mexico, couldn't get one
of his suporter into that spot.
Instead a Nixon man will duti-
fully and quietfully pass one vote
for the California congressman.
Even Jill Ruckelhaus, the
able, yet moderate spokeswoman
for the past National Women's
Political Caucus (and wife of
a top member of the Nixon ad-
ministration) praised a women's

plank that includes no mention
of abortion.
So for excitement, the party is
holding Youth Appreciation Day,
a worship service with cabinet
members and a breakfast, cute-
ly entitled "See How She Runs,"
designed to honor women candi-
dates.
The convention will feature
films - on Pat Nixon, Richard
Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower.
And it will have its own retinue
of superstars-praying, singing,
pledging allegiance to the flag
-in the form of Charleton Hes-
ton, Jimmy Stewart, J o h n
Wayne, Pat Boone and Bart
Starr.
Dissension, if any, is found in
Flamingo Park, where nondele-
gates are arguing over who gets
to sleep where, who gets to rep-
resent whom, with the anar-
chists versus the action organiz-
ers.
Under agreement with city of-
ficials, the campers are policing
themselves and "theoreticaly"
there's to be no pot, no skinny-
dipping this time.

THESE NON-DELEGATES show their feelings for the Republican's convention by their "Vomitoriun"
set-up in Flamingo Park where they are camping.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Saturday, August 19, 1972 News Phone: 764-0552 Page Three
GOP Platform committee
writes pro-Nixon planks

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (P)-The
Republican Platform committee
dpproved planks yesterday that
were understood to mirror Presi-
dent Nixon's program for the
Indochina war and foreign policy
generally.
In its preamble, the draft
plank of the platform said the
Democratic party has been "seiz-
ed by a radical clique which
scorns our nation's past and
would blight her future."
One plank which mimicked
Nixon's policies pledged to
achieve peace through continua-
tion of the administration's Viet-
namization policy if negotiations
fail, and it insisted on return of
prisoners of war and an account-
ing for servicemen missing in
action as a prerequisite for with-
drawal.
"Here and now we reject all
proposals to grant amnesty to
those who have broken the law
by evading military service,"
the committee-approved plank
declared.
On defense spending, the docu-
ment denounced proposed "meat-
ax slashes with which some
Americans are now beguiled by
the political opposition."
The plank pledged "to press
on toward a lasting peace" with-
out "a unilateral slash of our
military power."
It expressed wholehearted sup-
port of an all-volunteer armed
force and said the goal of ending
the draft should be reached by
July, 1973.
Its final version goes to the Re-
publican National Convention on
Tuesday and is expected to get
prompt approval.
Five hundred U. S. Secret
agents, charged with the safety
of the President, vice president,
and their families, were scurry-
ing about outside as the Plat-
form Committee worked yester-
day.
The agents are just part of
the massive security force which
will total more than 8,600 police
and troops by the time the Re-
publican National. Convention
opens Monday.

-AP Photo
MIAMI BEACH policeman Kenny Glassman, 25, isn't much older
than the demonstrators he'll meet Monday when he'll be in the
front line guarding the convention's opening.
House votes in favor of
Soviet missile agreement
WASHINGTON (F) - The five- But Rep. Samuel Stratton (D-
year U.S.-Soviet missile freeze N.Y.), said even the temporary
was passed overwhelmingly by agreement "has a lot of loop-
the House yesterday but remain- holes.
ed stalled in -the Senate. He said the loopholes incltde
Approval came after only 1 superior numbers and size of-Soy-
hours of debate, and there were iet over U.S. missiles frozen and
no attempts to revise it such as ambiguity over how much Sov-
the one by Sen. Henry Jackson, iet missile silos could be enlarg-
(D-Wash.) that has talled it in ed.
the Senate for weeks.
House Foreign Affairs Chair- The five-year offensive weap-
man Thomas Doc Morgan (D-' ons interim agreement was sign-
Pa.) said the five-year agree- ed in Moscow May 26 by Presi-
ment could save the United Stat- dent Nixon and Soviet party
es $10 billion, $2 billion a year, leader Leonid Brezhnev along
by slowing down the U.S.-Soviet with the treaty which limits de-
arms race. fensive antimissile sites.

Isn't gravity wonderful?
These three Michiganders take a break from summer's dold-
rums with an orgiastic ride on a roller coaster at the Wayne
County 4-H Fair in Belleville.
ECO-NO TES,
By ZODIAC News Service
* The daily newspaper delivered to your door may be the
next great health hazard, warns Dr. Morris Joselow of the New
Jersey Medical School.
Printer's ink used for newspapers contains lead. The depart-
ment of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) has officially
defined the maximum acceptable lead intake for children at 300
micrograms a day. Joselow says that since most people take in
around 200 micrograms of lead each day from their food and
from the air, a child who habitually chews only a few spitballs
a day from the family paper could easily exceed the 300 micro-
gram limit.
*Environmentalists are launching a drive against a new form
of pollution-Ecopornography, any attempt on the part of a com-
pany to show that it is "ecologically concerned" when, by the
standards of the ecology-minded, it is not. According to a com-
plaint filed with the national advertising review board, one such
company is Johnson's Wax of Racine, Wis., which advertises its
wall cleaner named "Regard" as containing "organic oils."
According to the complaint, filed by Rich Meislin of Emmaus,
Pa., there are two ways to define the word "organic" and John-
son's Wax is expoliting the popular use of the word. Although the
petrochemical definition of the word "organic is anything con-
taining carbon compounds," the popular definition has come to
be "pure" or "natural." To environmentalists, "organic" is, among
other things, anything grown without pesticides, artifical fertil-
izers, and processed without antibiotics or preservatives.
Johnson's "Regard" is made from paraffin oils-a product of
crude petroleum.

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