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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXV, No. 115
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 16, 1975
Doctor convicted of manslaughter
Ir'UScE E WS HAPCAL.ry Vy
A case of mistaken identity surfaced last week
when a Daily reporter unknowingly questiond a
bemused Livonia resident who happens to possess
the same name as University Regent Gerald Dunn.
After listening to the reporter rattle off a couple
of questions relating to the University, the non-
Regental voice on the other end laughed and
explained, "Hey, this is the same way I got to
meet Milliken. He thought I was a Regent too.
Sorry, you've got the wrong Gerald Dunn."
After an intensive investigation, The Daily has
discovered the existence of four senior editors not
named in the roster of editors published last week.
Sources close to The Daily indicated that Laura
Berman, a senior majoring in Abyssinian history,
and Dan Borus, former Daily Sports Editor, have
assumed the positions of Sunday Magazine co-
editors. Despite his sports background, the sources
claim, Borus is well-versed in the basics of English
usage. Ken Fink, The Daily's Chief Photographer,
is a former Hamtramack ice cream magnate now
specializing in general studies. The final heretofore
unnamed editor is Picture Editor Steve Kagan.
Kagan has never taken an Asian studies course,
but will admit under duress that he'd like to.
. . . are abundant today and tomorrow. From
1-3 p.m. this afternoon, the Music School is pre-
senting a woodwind quintet concert at Discount
Records on S. University. . . . Sigma Delta Tau
is holding a spaghetti dinner with all proceeds
going towards muscular distrophy. The dinner will
be at 1405 Hill St. from 5-8 p.m. . . . A Palestinian
author will be speaking at 8 p.m. at the YM/YWCA
on "Palestinians and Their Role in the Mideast
Conflict. . . . John Evans, a graduate student in
psychology will be speaking about Karl Jung in
Emmanuel House, Oxford Housing at 8 p.m. . . .
Monday's events start with an Art Print Exhibition
and Sale in the Union. . . . The Jail apd The
Frame-up of Martin Sostre will be shown for free
in Angell Hall Aud. B at 7:30 p.m. . . . the Square
Dancing Club is meeting at Barbour Gym tonight
at 8 p.m. . . . "Hesitation" and the "Gemini
Bros." will be appearing at Mr. Flood's Party
tonight in a benefit for GEO . . . and the Fund
for Animals is holding a meeting at 2729 Packard
at 7:30 p.m.
A snakey tale
"Your honor," said the court clerk, "the man
coming before you on the speeding charge has a
story you've never heard before." And Porterville,
Calif. Judge Richard Thompson, who has heard
plenty of strange excuses from ticketed motorists
had to agree. Albert Robbins, who had been going
20 miles over the speed limit, claimed he was
doing so to attract a member of the highway
patrol because his pet snake-a 17 foot, 120
python-had gotten out of its cage. However,
Robbins' reasoning was correct only to a point.
He attracted an officer immediately, and was
issued a ticket for speeding. When Robbins was
finally finished explaining his plight, the judge
requested a short snake show-starring the pet
python, of course-in courthouse corridor and dis-
missed the charge.
Conservative activists, meeting in Washington
this weekend, appear to be moving toward the
creation of their own political party instead of
pinning their hopes on an ideological realignment
of the Republicans and Democrats. Despite appeals
by several well-knokn GOP conservatives to stick
with the existing party structures, leaders of the
Conservative Political Action Conference and many
of the 500 delegates are clamoring for a third
party for the 1976 elections.
Martha Mitchell, estranged wife of convicted
Watergater and former Atty. Gen. John Mitchell,
does a lot ofatalking, but says she's not planning to
do any lecturing for money. "The talks by John
Deand and Ron Ziegler are exploitation because
they are charging high fees to give the inside
story of Watergate," she declared Friday. In the
past Ms. Mitchell has been known to do her
talking long-distance to a well-known Washington
On the inside -. .
. . . the, Sunday Magazine features an in-depth
look by Editor Emeritus Dan Biddle into the
circumstances surrounding a mysterious suicide
in an Owosso jail last summer.... and a trio of
sports staffers detail Michigan's win over the Iowa
On the outside - - .
Today's question is, will it he wet or white?
BOSTON (Reuter)-Dr. Kenneth Edelin, a 36-
year-old obstetrician, was found guilty of man-
slaughter yesterday for the death of a foetus
during a legal abortion, in what may become a
landmark case involving the complicated question
of when a foetus becomes a person.
A jury of nine men and three women deliber-
ated slightly more than seven hours in Suffolk
Superior Court before concluding yesterday that
the physician was, in effect, guilty of killing what
the prosecution described as a living "baby boy."
THE STATE accused Edelin of not doing all
that he could have to save the foetus while
performing an abortion on an 18-year-old unwed
mother at Boston City Hospital where he was
then chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology.
Chief Defense Attorney William Homans, term-
ing the verdict "contrary to the weight of
Jury finds a borton illegal
evidence," said he would appeal to the state
supreme court and if lecessary to the U.S.
Supreme Court. He cited the vehemence with
which he said the jury foreman "shouted out the
word guilty," and suggested the whole case may
have been influenced by community feeling
against a 1973 Supreme Court decision.
That decision was that women and their doctors
had the right to terminate most pregnancies
without government interference.
THE COURT felt that a state may not interfere
with a woman's request for an abortion until the
foetus. is viable, or able to exist outside of the
Edelin was released on bail of 100 dollars and
faces sentencing at an unscheduled date. He faces
a maximum term of 28 years in state prison.
Expressing surprise at the verdict, which came
on the 30th day of a trial that attracted inter-
national notice, the young doctor told reporters
"A LOT of people tried to make me a hero
or a martyr. I think the real heroes are those
women who before January 22, 1973, (the date of
the supreme court decision) put their lives on the
line. I hope this decision will not mean a return
to the days when women put their health and lives
on the line."
He added: "I did nothing illegal or immoral.
Everything I did was in accordance with the law
and good medical practice."
In response to a question, he said the decision
of the jury may have been one against abortion
rather than one involving manslaughter.
PRESIDING Judge James McGuire told the
jury before it left the courtroom to reach its
decision that, in regard to the 1973 decision:
"Whether you like that decision or not, whether
you approve it or not, whether you think it was
beyond limits, I charge you, and I charge you
specifically, that you are bound by it."
The Edelin trial followed an indictment brought
by a grand jury after an investigation at Boston
City Hospital by local police.
The question of whether Edelin did or did not
take adequate measures to save the -life of a
foetus-variously estimated in testimony to have
See OBSTETRICIAN, Page 2
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (
-- The United States is try-
ing to make long-term pur-
chase arrangements with
individual oil nations at
prices substantially below
the current level.
The strategy was reveal-
ed as Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger flew last
night to Saudi Arabia, the
world's biggest oil exporter.
ARRIVING in Riyadh to hold
talks on the new strategy and
the Arab-Israeli situation with
King Faisal, Kissinger said
"the American attitude will be
one of conciliation, cooperation
and traditional friendship."
Privately, however, it was
learned that the United States
is intent on breaking the Or-
ganization of Petroleum Export-
ing Countries through such
means as long - term, individ-
ual deals. At least one, uniden-
tified producer has expressed
an interest, newsmen were told.
Current world crude oil pricesA
are $10 to $11 a barrel at pro-
KISSINGER has proposed that
even if prices drop, consum-
er countries should set a mini-
mum price in the range of $6
or $7 as a means of encourag-
ing continued oil exploration.
A long-term purchase deal
could involve the United States
acting alone or in combination
with other industrialized coun-
When France and other Euro-
By DAN BLUGERMAN
Local Motion quadrupled its membership ranks yesterday at
its first community information fair as it registered over 100 new
members at a dollar per person.
"It's a great success," explained Diane Hall, co-ordinator of
Local Motion, during yesterday's information exchange and mem-
bership drive fair.
THE GROUP is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation whose
members work co-operatively to raise funds and organize oft-
neglected human services such as legal aid, child care, health
care, crisis intervention and youth, gay and women's services.
Yesterday's fair marked the first time that over 29 com-
munity service organizations had been assembled together, ac-
cording to Free People's Clinic coordinator Carla Rappoport.
She stated that the fair, which drew support and interest from
about 300 members of the community, served to facilitate co-
ordination between the diverse groups.
Local Motion raises its money through a strictly voluntary
two per cent surcharge on retail goods and services. Participat-
ing businesses collect the surcharge from customers willing to
support the community and human services funded by Local
ACCORDING to Local Motion coordinators, $200 per week is
being collected between the People's Food Coop and the Itemized
Food Coop alone. This is sufficient income to support the current
See LOCAL, Page 2
peans sought separate deals
with Arab producers they were
criticized by Kissinger as for-
U. S. officials said that if
Western dependence on import-
ed oil is not ended in five years
the choice to be faced will be
either political surrender or use
of military force.
Kissinger also took up with
Faisal the use of petrodollars
for economic warfare. A senior
U. S. official said Kissinger had
ordered a study of the black-
listing of banks and investment
firms with Jewish directors by
financial pools involving Arab
Charles Robinson, the under-
secretary of state for economic
affairs, is traveling with Kis-
singer looking for "concrete
proposals," particularly in ag-
THIS IS seen as a means of
pressuring the Arabs to main-
tain high production in order to
provide capital to finance agri-
cultural and industrial develop-
The State Department hopes
this will result in a drop in oil
prices because of oversupply.
Kissinger also reported to
Faisal on his "exploratory"
mission regarding a possible
Sinai settlement between Isra-
el and Egypt.
"WE APPRECIATE his ef-
forts and wish him the best of
luck," Sheik Ahmed Zaki Ya-
mani, the Saudi oil minister,
said in greeting Kissinger at
the airport. With him was Ibra-
him Masoud, the acting for-
Kissinger said he was de-
termined to have the United
States contribute to "rapid
peace" in the MiddletEast.
Kissinger had talks earlier
with King Hussein in Aqaba,
Jordan. Prime Minister Zaid
Rifai told newsmen Jordan rep-
resentatives would not attend
the Geneva peace conference
if it were reconvened.
"Jordan feels at the moment
it has no role to play," Rifai
said. He said the Palestine Li-
beration Organization should
represent the West Bank in ne-
Daily Photo by KEN FINK
IOWA FORWARD Terry Drake (40) jars "Little Joe" Johnson's jumper in first half action from
yesterday's 99-75 Michigan win. Johnson led the Blue with 26 points. Johnson and teammates
entertain Minnesota tomorrow night.
MA RTIA L LASW DECLA RED:
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (A)-
Ethiopia's military rulers de-
clared martial law last night
throughout rebellious Eritrea
province and removed Eritreans
from all top security posts.
The clampdown came as Su-
danese government sources in
Khartoum reported that Ethio-
pia's ruling military council had
agreed to a cease-fire with
Eritrea's Moslem and Marxist
BUT NO statement was made
by government officials here
about Sudanese President Jaa-
far el Numairi's efforts to me-
diate a truce.
The Sudanese sources said
the Ethiopian government had
agreed to a cease-fire, general
amnesty for rebels and truce
talks without preconditions.
They added that a high ranking
Ethiopian would arrive in Khar-
toum soon "to discuss applica-
tion of the three points." Nu-
mairi said Monday that leaders
of the Eritrean Liberation Front
(ELF) had accepted his peace
Fighting continued through-
out the week, however, center-
ing around the provincial capi-
tal of Asmara and its 200,000
SPORADIC violence has spread
to Addis Ababa, where thousands
of Eritrean-born women, chil-
dren and old people were pack-
ing up and leaving for their
home province, fearful of gov-
Martial law permitting direct
army rule has been in effect in
most of Eritrea since 1971, but
the new decree expands it to the
entire province, including As-
In other moves, the govern-
ment named Brig. Gen. Geta-
chew Nadaw chief martial law
administrator in Eritrea, re-
placing a civilian governor, and
named new chiefs of the second
army division and police force.
Getachew was given over-all
command of ground, naval and
air force units in Eritrea.
TROOPS were enforcing a
curfew starting at. 6 p.m. in
Asmara and the city was quiet
It is the goal of many of the
Eritreans fleeing from Addis
Up to 60 buses a day are
carrying people north on a
three-day, 450-mile trip over a
rocky road toward their home
province, where secessionist
guerrillas began open warfare
against government troops two
AN ESTIMATED 30,000 Erit-
reans over the years settled in
See ETHIOPIA, Page 2
appeals to students
By GLEN ALLERHAND
At the start of each new aca-
demic term, large banners
swinging near the Diag an-
nounce mass organizational
meetings for Project Outreach.
Interested crowds flock to these
meetings to hear about the
most innovative course on cam-
Project Outreach is a non-
graded two-credit hour course
offered through the psychology
Department. It was created in
1966 by Psychology Professor
Dick Mann and encourages
43 different projects.
Reinharz states that Out-
reach demonstrates that learn-
ing can be obtained through ex-
periencing real-life events,
rather than through the rather
stifling atmosphere created by
a lecture hall or a crowded
recitation. Outreach staff mem-
ber Ken Newbury notes that the
project is "learning by doing."
SINCE ITS inception in 1966,
Outreach has changed from, in
Reinhard's words, an "ill-de-
fined to a highly organized pro-
gram." It's gotten to the point