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Vol. LXXXI, No. 126 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 27, 1971 Ten Cents

Six Pages

City sees
delay in 'U'
fund loss
Mayor Robert Harris said yes-.
terday after returning from a
legislative conference in Lansing
that he does not expect the city
to immediately lose the revenue
obtained from the University for
police and fire services.
However, Harris indicated that the
current arrangement under which
the University pays the city for
campus police and fire protection will
probably be forced to phase out
during the next few years. ,
Gov. William Milliken in his bud-
get message to the legislature earlier
this month proposed that the Uni-
versity provide its own services. Har-
ris and other city officials are lob-
bying to prevent termination of Uni-
versity payments.
Harris said that the decease in
revenue would amount to as much
as ten per cent of the city budget.
He added that there were other ways
of regaining the lost University
funds, however, including a pos-
sible excise tax on athletic events.
Harris said the issue was discus-
sed at the state Municipal L e a g u e
Annual Legislative Conference in
Lansing. The league is composed of
mayors and officials from cities
around the state.
Conference participants also dis-
cussed the governor's proposed re-
venue sharing plan and urged adop-
tion of a plan of its own instead.
The league proposed an expansion
of state revenue sharing to provide
cities with about $100 million, to be
raised. by increasing the state in-
come tax.,
Harris said the league's plan for
revenue sharing differed from th e
governor's proposed plan in the al-
location of funds. Under the gover-
nor's plan the state would allow more
money to cities which have high local
Harris said this method does not
take into account the city's overall
tax burden of state, federal and lo-
cal taxes - the basis for the league's
Harris said that under the gover-
nor's plan the city would receive
$38,000 less than under existing
programs based on population, while
the league's plan would increase Ann
Arbor's share of state-collected tax-
es by $362,000, an increased that
would grow progressively larger
every subsequent year of the decade.
What can you say about an 80-
year-old newspaper which stopped
publishing for spring break? That
its staff is leaving tonight?
That it will begin publication
again March 8? That it loved re-
porting, editing, and debacuhery
although not necessarily in that
order? But no further apologies.
Journalism means never having
to say you're sorry.
Harris also discussed proposed
state marijuana laws now being con-
sidered by the legislature which
would reduce the penalty for pos-
session of marijuana to a misde-
He said that he was extremely
pessimistic about the possibility of
the bills being passed.
He reported that another topic at

the conference was a discussion of
the state compulsory arbitration law,
due to expire in 1972.
Harris claimed that the law was at
best useless, and sometimes harmed
possible negotiations.







From Wire Service Reports
As South Vietnamese troops
in Laos continued to receive
heavy losses yesterday at the
hands of the North Vietnamese,
Nixon administration spokesmen
raised the possibility that U.S.
ground combat troops would be
sent into Laos in large numbers.
While the spokesman declared that
the number of combat troops would
be small and that they would only
attempt to rescue stranded American
airmen in Laos, the Associated Press
reported that larger U.S. g r o u n d
units might have to be sent in to aid
the smaller forces.
It seemed likely, the AP said, that
U.S. troops sent into Laos on such
missions would have to become in-
volved in the fighting between-North
Vietnamese and South Vietnamese.
The Cooper-Church amendment
passed by Congress last year bars
President Nixon from introducing
ground combat troops or military ad-
visers into Cambodia and Laos. How-
bver, it does not - and in the ad-
ministration view, cannot - deny
the President use of resources avail-
able to him to save American lives in
the Southeast Asian conflict.
Since the start of the Laos in-
vasion, Feb. 8, the administration
has pledged that no ground combat
troops would be used in the drive.
The invasion was initially aimed at
sealing off the Ho Chi Minh trail, the
route used by the North Vietnamese
to transport troops and supplies into
South Vietnam and Cambodia. How-
ever, the inability of the South Viet-
namese troops to beat back the Com-
munist forces appears to have com-
pelled the allied forces to reduce their
Gen. Creighton Abrams, command-
er of U. S. forces in Indochina, said
Thursday that the current aim of the
invasion is merely to destroy North
Vietnamese supply depots along the
Throughout the Laos drive, the
United States has supplied full air and
artillery support, using regular com-
bat planes, helicopter gunships and
helicopter troop transports.
According to the AP, government
authorities now forsee a time when
U.S. combat elements may have to
be introduced, to bolster the South
Vietnamese units.

-Associated Press
A U.S. ARMY HELICOPTER, bearing South Vietnamese troops that were wounded yesterday as the North Vietna-
mese continued to block the invading allied forces, comes, in for a landing at Phu Loc, South Vietnam, an allied
base near the Laotian border.

-Associated Press
VERN MILLER, attorney general of Kansas, led the 154 police who carried
out drug raids in 22 places near Kansas University in Lawrence yesterday.
During the first raid, Miller ushered the suspects to the wall (above)
where he searched them (below).
Police arrest


Vi'*ets seize allied

position in Laotian battle

in Kansas

U. raid

LAWRENCE, Kan. (N - Atty. Gen. Vern Miller, fulfilling an
election pledge, personally led a predawn raid on this university
town yesterday and booked 30 young people on narcotics charges.
Striking simultaneously, more than 150 officers raided 22 loca-
tions, including one dormitory on the 17,000-student University of
Kansas campus. Three students were arrested for possession and
sale of narcotics.
Miller said cases against them were based on prior purchases by
undercover agents. Officials said no drugs were found in the dorm.
In all, 11 students were booked.
The other 19 - including three juveniles - were picked up in

By The Associated Press
North Vietnamese troops overran
another South Vietnamese base inside
Laos yesterday as the heaviest fight-
ing of the war continued to inflict
setbacks on the invading Saigon
Despite massive attacks by U.S.
planes, Hill 31, a South Vietnamese
paratrooper base, was overrun by
Communist forces after five days of
U.S. officials called the week's
fighting for the hill positions in Laos
the heaviest of the war, and South
Vietnamese losses the most severe
since the Tet offensive of 1968.
The SouthVietnamese forces, which
entered Laos Feb. 8 with massive

ramshackle rooming houses near
the campus, favorite quarters for
street people.
"It went even better than I had
hoped because we hadn't operated
here before and didn't know what to
expect," said Miller, who was elected
Kansas' first Democratic attorney
general in 80 years last fall with a
hard line on law and order.
He had pledged to "leap into the
drug-ridden, hippie communes of
Lawrence with both feet," and prom-
ised more raids, but not of the mag-
itude of this one, on other Kansas
Dr. E. Laurence Chalmers, univer-
sity chancellor, said he had not been
advised the raid was coming.
He said he is assessing campus re-
action, but it "appears to be one of
disbelief; a certain amount of re-
sentment considering the hour in-
volved, and some anger."
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U.S. Army draftee hijacks airplane
to Canada to escape military hitch

U.S. air and artillery support, have
been effectively blocked by North
Vietnamese forces for the past nine
The large North Vietnamese units
which overran Hill 31 were reported
to be moving toward the main South
Vietnamese force in Laos.
Hundreds were killed or wounded
during the fighting at the South Viet-
namese base.
Meanwhile, in Cambodia, fighting
of similar proportions continued, as
South Vietnamese forces, with U.S.
air support, attacked North Vietna-
mese troop concentrations in the
eastern part of the country.
The South Vietnamese command
claimed that 371 North Vietnamese
troops were killed in the fighting.
More than 20,000 South Vietnamese
troops are sweeping through eastern
Cambodia in efforts to thwart any
plans the North Vietnamese might
have for launching an offensive in the
current dry season. A few days ago,
U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin
Laird predicted hardfighting is ahead
in Cambodia.
The U.S. Command announced the
loss of two more helicopters in the
Laotian campaign. The two light ob-
servation helicopters were shot down
yesterday afternoon in the lower pan-
handle of Laos. Three Americans were
reported wounded in the two crashes.
The command said the latest losses
raised to 20 the total number of heli-
copters lost in Laos since the opera-
tion began. Two F4 Phantom fighter-

bombers also have been downed over
Laos. Total U.S. casualties in the 22
losses are 23 killed, 14 missing and
19 wounded.
The command also has acknowl-
edged the loss of 12 additional heli-
copters supporting the operation on
the Vietnamese side of the border,
with 15 Americans killed, four miss-
ing and 14 wounded.
Field reports say scores of other
helicopters have been shot down but
have not been reported by the U.S.
Command because they are not con-
sidered total losses.
ENACT hits
pipeline plan
The Department of the Interior was
advised to consider the possibly seri-
ous environmental impact of a pro-
posed oil pipeline through Alaska in
a recent statement made by ENACT
(Environmental Action for Survival).
ENACT, a group of University fac-
ulty members and students and local
citizens, suggested that the 800 mile-
long pipeline, which seven major oil
companies wish to build from north to
south Alaska, might raise problems
of oil leaks and mud flows.
Also, the group added, the pipeline
would cause disturbances to be state's
fish and wildlife population and to
those Alaskans who depend on them
for food.

SEATTLE, Wash. (P) - An Army
draftee, who tried to get away from
U.S. military service by hijacking a
commercial jetliner taking him and
other recruits to basic training, was
in the custody of police in Canada
Authorities said 19-year-old Chapin
Paterson, who told the pilot of the
plane he had tried to be a conscien-
tious objector, hijacked the San Fran-
cisco-Seattle flight Thursday night by
threatening to blow it up. He surrend-
ered when the Western Airlines jet-
liner landed at Vancouver. No wea-
pon was found.

Paterson, of Shingle Springs, Calif.,
was being held by the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police in suburban Rich-
Charges of air piracy were filed
against Paterson yesterday by Assist-
ant U.S. Atty. Charles Pinnell of
Canadian officials in Ottawa were
reported discussing whether to file
charges in Canada or turn the youth
over to U.S. authorities.
A Vancouver lawyer, Don Rosen-
bloom, obtained for Paterson through
the Vancouver Committee to Aid
American War Objectors, said Pater-


Group plans trip to



son had applied for landed immigrant
status which would permit him to re-
main in Canada indefinitely.
The 97 persons aboard the hijacked
Boeing 737 included 67 Army recruits
bound for Ft. Lewis, Wash., 24
civilians and a crew of six.
The youth's father, Donald, said in
an interview at his home in Shingle
Springs he was "shocked. We had no
indication that anything like this
would ever happen."
He said his son had never been in
trouble before, adding:
"We talked to him on the phone last
night after the plane landed. He
sounded upset."
The jetliner was turned on a
Canadian course when the youth
entered the cockpit over Medford,
Ore., after telling a stewardess he
had a bomb.
"He said he wants to go to Cuba,"
said Capt. Bruce DeSpain, pilot of
the jetliner. "I told him we didn't
have enough fueldto fly to Cuba
and then he said he wanted to go
to Vancouver."
The pilot said he tried briefly to
dissuade the youth, "but he said he'd
like to go on to Vancouver. He said
he had tried the conscientious ob-
jector route."
The aircraft landed at the Van-
couver airport late Thursday. An
airport spokesman said "10 minutes
later the pilot advised us the pas-

Associate Managing Editor

A University professor, a former city council-
man, and a local peace activist are among 170
Americans who will fly to Paris next Wednesday
for a week-long conference with the negotiators
at the Vietnam peace talks.
"We don't have any illusions about ending
the war," says Near Eastern languages and lit-
erature Prof. John Bailey. "but we have a hunch
that Nixon's assumptions about Indochina are
Bailey, along with former city Councilman
John Hathaway and Barbara Fuller, director of

But, he adds, he and the other delegates will
attend the conference with open minds. "to try
to get a clear picture of what is really going on".
Fuller believes the trip will allow "people to go
who are free of the 'propaganda machine' and
have them return with some credibility to talk
to community groups on how to end the war."
"The people in the peace movement believe
you can't give up," she adds. "Nixon must face
the fact that he doesn't have the country with
Negotiators for the Democratic Republic of
Vietnam, the Provisional Revolutionary Govern-
ment of South Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam,

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