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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor
Department of Romance Languages
kIPresents 4
4 a lecture in Spanish 4
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DON DAMASO ALONSO
"El realismo literario a medios del siglo XV.
(En las visperas de la novela espanola.)"
Assembly Hall 8:00 P.M.
Rackham Bldg. May 16, 1969
ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE PRESENTS
"SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER "
o ~or V
THE MISTAKES OF A NIGHT
by Oliver Goldsmith
May 21,22, 23 & 24 8:00 P.M.
LYDIA MENDELSSOHN THEATRE
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TICKET ORDER _
Name - Phone
SAddres F
City State Zip_
Please reserve tickets for:
Wednesday, May 2 Orch. $3.75 Balcony $1.50
Thursday, May 22 Orch. $2.00 Balcony $1.75
Friday, May 23 Orch. $2.50 Balcony $2.25
Saturday, May 24 Orch. $2.50 Balcony $2.25
Please enclose check and stamped, self-addressed envelope 0
Mail to Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, P.O. Box 1993, Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Tuesday, May 13, 1969 Ann Arbor, Michigan Page Three

Mitchell confirms

report on Fortas

case

WASHINGTON () - Atty. Gen.
John N. Mitchell confirmed yester-
day that he gave Chief Justice Earl
Warren secret government informa-
tion on the affairs of Justice Abe
Fortas.
FButathat was the only solid devel-
opment in a day abounding with
rumors - and counterrumors - that
Fortas plans to resign in face of
vague reports of new disclosures and
clamor that he bare all of his out-
of-court financial activity.
The justice himself maintained the
silence that he adopted soon after
-his latest trouble erupted.
He issued a statement immediately
after Life magazine said that he ac-
cepted a $20,000 payment from a
charitable foundation set up by the
family of financier Louis Wolfson,
now in jail on securities law viola-
tions. The article said the fee was
returned but not until 11 months
after its receipt.
In his statement Fortas acknowl-
edged that a fee was profered and
returned but he did not say what sum,

was involved or how long the money
was kept. He did deny any impro-
priety, said he never had used his
influence as a judge in Wolfson's be-
half and noted he disqualified him-
self when matters affecting Wolfson
were before the court.
Mitchell told of his meeting with
Warren in response to inquiries about
a Newsweek Magazine story that the
attorney general went to Warren on
behalf of President Nixon and ex-
erted pressure for Fortas's resigna-
tion.
Newsweek also reported yesterday
that Mitchell told Warren the Justice
Department has "far more serious"
information that has been revealed
so far about Fortas and that the facts
are bound to come out eventually.
"As a courtesy to the chief justice
I felt it incumbent upon me to inform
him of certain information known
by me which might be of aid to him,"
Mitchell said yesterday.
But the attorney general gave no
indication whether he sought War-

ren's aid in persuading Fortas to
resign from the high court.
The chief justice acknowledged
that he met with Mitchell but had no
other comment. Mitchell said the
meeting took place "at my request"
in Warren's chamber last Wednesday.
A spokesman said the Justice De-
partment would have no further com-
ment on what transpired at the meet-
ing.
But it is known that the depart-
ment's criminal division began in-
vestigating the Fortas affair long be-
fore Life magazine disclosed the
Wolfson foundation transaction.
The division checked into Life's
allegation that Fortas may have dis-
cussed charges pending against
Wolfson by the Securities and Ex-
change Commission.\
Federal judges are forbidden from
practicing law while serving on the
bench and Life quoted Wolfson as-
sociates as saying Fortas discussed
SEC charges during a visit to Wolf-
son's Florida farm.

These developments occurred yes-
terday in the rumor mill on a possible
Fortas resignation:
-Sen. Paul J. Fannin (R-Ariz),
said he has been informed by a
Washington attorney that Fortas will
resign this week.
On that basis, Fannin said, he will
withhold introducting a resolution
calling for creation of a special con-
gressional committee to look into the
Fortas-Wolfson affair.
-The Memphis Press-Scimitar
quoted a source in Fortas's Washing-
ton office as saying Fortas "has no
intention of resigning at this time."
-A staff member in Fortas's
chambers said "he has made no state-
ment like that at all." She said he
has not authorized a statement to
be made by anyone in his office.
-Senate Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield of Montana and Repub-
lican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of
Ilinois disclaimed knowledge of any
reported move by the Nixon admin-
istration to get Fortas to step down.

-White House press secretary
Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon did not
direct Mitchell to discuss the Fortas
matter with Warren.
And "to draw the conclusion that
the President is directly involved in
any manner relating to Justice For-
tas would be the wrong conclusion
to draw," he said.
-Sen. James B. Allen (D-Ala), in
a Senate spech, called on Fortas to
resign.
--Rep. H. R. Gross (R-Iowa), with-
held from introduction articles of
impeachment which he has drawn
against Fortas.
Gross said Sunday he has prepared
articles accusing Fortas. of malfeas-
nce, misconduct and impropriety and
plans to introduce them in the House
unless Fortas resigns.
The impeachment process requires
that the House approve the accusa-
tions by a majority vote and that
the Senate try the case with a two-
thirds majority of those voting re-
quired for conviction.

the
news today
by The Associated Press and College Press Service
THE "ALGIERS MOTEL TRIAL" of a former Detroit police-
man begins today with the selection of a 12-member jury in
Lansing.
The defendant, Ronald J. August, is charged with the first-degree
murder of 19-year-old Auburey Pollard, who died from a shotgun
blast at close range the night of July 26, 1967 at the height of the
Detroit riot.
The actual trial will take place in Mason, the Ingham County seat,
because defense attorneys argued that tensions in Detroit would
preclude a fair trial.
* * *
ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER Moshe Dayan warned yes-
terday that his country might mount an offensive against Egypt
if the current near-daily battles across the Suez Canal become
too costly.'
He said Israeli forces were coping so far with Egyptian shellings
and commando raids along the canal, "but if the Arabs continue with
this war, it is doubtful whether we will remain within a defensive
framework."
On another of Israeli's cease-fire lines, Israeli and Jordanian
artillery fought two duels'yesterday across the Jordan River north
of the Dead Sea.
EUROPEAN MONEY SPECULATORS exchanged marks for
dollars yesterday following West Germany's rejection of revalua-
tion of the mark last Friday.
The money was not exchanged for the original currencies-
British pounds or French francs. Most of it went into European
dollar deposits in Germany called Eurodollars.
West Germany disclosed that $600 million worth of foreign cur-
rency poured out of the country yesterday.
But this was only about 15 per cent of the $4 billion that a govern-
mentspokesman said West Germany had unwillingly taken in since
Charles de Gaulle's April 28 resignation shook the money markets.
CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS leads the first
major post-Reconstruction Negro assault on municipal political
power in Mississippi today.,
An estimated 175 Negro candidates for posts in some 45 municipal-
ities are on primary and general election ballots across the state, with
Negroes seeking the mayor's job in thirteen cities.
Evers, state field director of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People has been leading efforts to register
Negroes' and to persuade Negroes to seek office.
He is a candidate for mayor of the southwest Mississippi town
of Fayette.
"I want to be mayor of Fayette and prove black men can work
with white men, that we can run the kind of community all the
citizens needs.
* * * ,
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION has given up on their
one-time successful Corvair, which has suffered from sales anemia
ever since Ralph Nader harshly criticised it in his 1965 book,
"Unsafe At Any Speed," a company spokesman said yesterday.
General Motors said all who have purchased a new 1969 Corvair
will be issued a nontransferable certificate for $150, redeemable
on the purchase of any other new Chevrolet model through 1973.
A spokesman said Corvair parts and service will be available in-
definitely through Chevrolet dealers.

Grape boycott
sup-porteors, fast
agrainstA&
DETROIT tM - The nationwide grape boycott has taken
a new aspect in Michigan with the announcement of a hunger
strike by a state senator, a minister, and a California farm
worker who is directing the state boycott.
Sen. Roger Craig (D-Dearborn) announced Saturday that
he would refuse to eat again until Detroit A&P supermarkets
promise not to stock or sell California.table grapes.
Craig said he will be joined in his fast by the Rev. Robert
Baldwin, executive'director of Churches on the East Side for

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Fred 'Ahmed' Evans
Cleveland militant
sentenced to death
CLEVELAND, Ohio (P) - Black Cuyahogan County Common Pleas
Nationalist Fred "Ahmed" Evans Court, who sentenced Evans, 37,
was convicted yesterday and sen- told him: "Let's hope your punish-
tenced to death for the slaying of ment will be a deterrent."
three policemen and a civilian Before hearing his sentence, Ev-
during racial violence last July. ans, clad in African style garb,
The tall, husky 37-year-old Ne- declared in court:
gro, his arms and legs shackled, "I have no regret, no malice to-
was taken to the Ohio Peniten- ward anyone, just the reality of
tiary at Columbus. The date for the matter. This will not end by,
execution in the electric chair was me."
set for Sept. 22. Evans was one of f i v e Black
The all-white jury of seven wo- Nationalists charged with murder
men and five men began deliber- after the July 23, 1968 violence in
ations Saturday and returned Glenville, a predominantly Negro
their verdict shortly after noon. area on the far East Side. He was
Defense attorneys asked the 12 accused by the state of leading a
jurors be polledland they affirmed, band of armed Negro militants in
a total of 84 times, that their find- an attack on police.
ing had been guilty on each of Evans' attorneys said t h e y
seven charges. would file a motion Tuesday for
Judge George J. McMonagle of a retrial.

Workers to coordinate the
state boycott.
Craig's announcement came as
some 300 boycott supporters from
several Michigan cities held a ral-
ly in Detroit after marching from
their, homes in Ann Arbor, Battle
Creek, Saginaw, Flint, Grand Rap-
ids and Muskegon.
Saturday w a s International
Grape Boycott Day - an attempt
by the UFW to bring public pres-
sure on table grape growers who
refuse to recognize the union.
The f a s t was immediately
branded as "ridiculous" by a
spokesman for t h e Associated
Food Dealers of Detroit.
Edward Deeb, executive direc-
tor of the group, said Craig "is
striking the wrong issue. The mer-
chant is an innocent bystander."
Craig has been the principle de-
fender of the grape boycott in the
State Legislature.
The union hopes to force the
growers to negotiate by building
public support for the boycott and
cutting drastically into the sale of
grapes.
Last week's march was timed to
coincide with the first ,arrival of
this year's crop of grapes in local
markets.
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ApOHO 10
launch set
Sunday
CAPE KEIeNEDY, Fla. (P) -
Launch crews began counting
down toward a Sunday launch yes-
terday for Apollo 10's giant Saturn
5 rocket as the three astronauts
who.,will ride it into space prac-.
ticed blasting off, orbiting the
kmoon and plunging back to earth.
Apollo 10 pilots Thomas P.
Stafford, John W. Young and
Eugene A. Cernan will visit the
doctors today for a final major
physical checkup that will deter-
mine whether they are in shape
for their eight-day flight expected
to chart the course for America's
lunar landing in July.
A lengthy 103-hour countdown
began at 2 p.m. EDT yesterday on
Apollo's 10's towering Saturn 5
rocket, aiming toward a launch
Sunday at 12:49 p.m. for Air
Force Col. Stafford and Navy
Cmdrs. Young and Cernan.
Countdown for the entire Apollo
10 vehicle-including. spacecraft-
starts at the 93-hour mark. By
spreading countdown tasks over
six days, officials could include
several "holds" to allow time for
the crew to rest or correct any
problems.

ENDING WEDNESDAY

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Something more substantial, like Ravia
Shankar tearing loose with a dazzling
display ofnmsiciaiship?aomuch
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Pap Festival of *e, i 1967.Plus more, more, more."
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