Tuesday, April 1, 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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From Wire Service Reports
Court avoids cancer controversy
WASHINGTON (A) - The Supreme Court declined yesterday,
at least for the present, to step into two environmental contro-
versies over possible cancer-causing industrial agents.
The court rejected a request by three Midwestern states and
a number of environmental groups ,that it set a two-year deadline
for an end to pollution of Lake Superior by Reserve Mining Co.
Reserve Mining discharges taconite waste containing asbes-
tos fibers, identified as a possible cause of cancer, from its iron
ore processing plants at Silver Bay, Minn.
The court also refused to set aside standards established
by the Labor Department to limit the exposure of workers in
the plastics industry to vinyl chloride.
The government, defending its standards for vinyl chloride,
said the substance is known to cause cancer in man in some
cases and that 13 workers have died from exposure to it.
SLA members won't attend trial
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (P) - Joseph Remiro and Russell Lit-
tle, announcing their allegiance to the Symbionese Liberation
Army and calling themselves prisoners of war, were granted
permission today to be absent from most of their murder trial.
Remiro and Little, charged in the November 1973 cyanide-
filled bullet assassination of Oakland schools Supt. Marcus Fos-
ter, also condemned the "murder of our six SLA comrades" in a
Los Angeles shootout with police last May.
SUPERIOR COURT Judge Elvin Sheehy granted the defen-
dants' motion to excuse them from the courtroom except when
absolutely necessary. Sheehy did not specify what occasions
might require their presence. The defendants were able to watch
jury selection proceedings today 'on closed circuit television
from a cell in the basement of the courthouse.
fr Connal y,
WASHINGTON (P) - John to commit perjury and obstruct
Connally, once praised by Rich- justice and lying to a federal
ard M. Nixon as "a tower of grand jury. But today's jury
strength for the President," trial will be on the bribery
goes on trial today on charges counts only.
that he accepted two $5,000 Chief U. S. District Judge
bribes while he was secretary of George Hart Jr., who will pre-
the Treasury. side over the trial, estimates it
He is the fourth Nixon cabi- will take up to three weeks. The
net member to be accused of jury selection process is expect-
criminal misconduct and only ed to last several days.
the second cabinet officer in Chief among the government's
American history to face a brib- witnesses is Jake Jacobsen, a
ery charge. The first was Inter- friend of Connally's for more
for Secretary Albert Fall who than 20 years, who has admit-
was convicted in the Teapot ted passing the bribe to Con-
Dome scandal. nally. Jacobsen was a lawyer
for Associated Milk Producers,
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$1.79 RIB-EYE STEAK
ergate Prosecutor's office ac-
AP Photo cuses Connally of taking the
$10,000 from the nation's larg-
est dairy cooperative for help-
ing persuade Nixon to raise
A Cambodian soldier grimaces in pain after having been wounded Sunday during a battle in the milk support prices in 1971.
"rocket belt" area near Phnom Penh. The 58-year-old Connally,
-- three times governor of Texas,
is charged also with conspiracy
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Inc., on May 14, 1971 and Sept.
14, 1971 when the bribe alleg-
edly was paid.
Jacobsen pleaded guilty last
Aug. 7 to one count of making
an illegal payment to a public
official. This followed months
of plea bargaining with prose-
cutors. He has not been sen-
FBI says crime rose in'74
ter - The Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) reported
yesterday that serious crimes
in the United States in 1974
rose 17 per cent above 1973 to-
tals - perhaps the most drastic
one-year increase in history.
A statement from Little and Remiro claimed theywere All seven categories of serious
beaten by prison guards and threatened with death. crime were up from 1973 levels,'
"Since this whole circus is for the benefit of others, we'd with the sharpest jump - 20
rather not be present," the statement said. per cent - in thefts, other than
17 per cent, robberies 14 per
cent and rape and aggravated
assault nine per cent each.
The rise in murders was fiver
per cent, car thefts reflected
the smallest increase, four per
Taken together, the crimes
against property - burglary,
car thefts and non-motor vehicle
thefts - climbed 17 per cent.
Crimes against the person -
robbery, rape, aggravated as-.
sault and murder - were up 11
chief said, was "the failure of
our system to move quickly and
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Dallas clamps down on nudity
A new city ordinance against nudity has gone into effect in
Dallas, Texas. One of the first signs that the unfortunate new law
is working was the censorship of last week's cover of Newsweek
magazine, which depicted a Vietnamese mother carrying the
bullet-ridden body of her child. Dallas bookstore owners found
it within reason to paste white labels across the child's genital
area. However, they did neglect to cover over the bullet holes.
Daley expected to win easily
CHICAGO (M - Chicago voters are expected to give Mayor
Richard Daley an easy victory today and four more years in
the office he has held for two decades. A win would give the
mayor another chance to play presidential power broker.
Daley, who thumped three challengers in the February Dem-
ocratic primary, faces Republican John Hoellen and Willie Mae
Reid, a candidate of the Socialist Workers party. Both are
running a thankless race on a shoestring budget in a city where
neither party is a match for the Daley organization.
THE Democratic juggernaut in the primary election gave
Daley nearly 58 per cent of the vote in a four-way race. It was
the first time any Democrat mounted a challenge to Daley.
That victory was so decisive that Hoellen remarked imme-
diately afterwards that he felt like dropping out of the race.
One of the reasons for Hoellen's pessimism was his loss of the
aldermanic seat he had held since 1947.
A Democrat has been mayor of Chicago since 1931 and a
win by Hoellen would be an upset of unprecedented proportions.
Daley, 72, has been mayor since 1955.
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Tuesday, April 1, 1975
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"THESE figures represent a
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A leading cause of the crime
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