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Wednesday, April 17, 1974

Police say SLA holdup motive
could be to show off Hearst

unusual bank holdup I've ever
BATES SAID the cameras took
1,200 pictures during the five-min-
ute robbery.
Police and FBI agents returned
yesterday to the area where two
getaway cars were abandoned in
hopes of finding witnesses who saw
the fleeing bandits.

"It's amazing we haven't found
anybody," McInerney said. "But
we got out there late. We're going
back out again today and start
querying at about the time they
left the cars after the robbery. We
might hit somebody now."
He said a dozen inspectors and
scores of FBI agents were assign-
ed full time to the search for the
four women and five men who
staged the bizarre daylight holdup.

Director named for
Residential College

(Continued from Page 1)
OFFICIALS close to LSA Dean
Frank Rhodes say that Ross has
been unofficially named for a three
year term.
Orlin will now resume teaching
in the Near Eastern Studies De-
partment. Named as director of the
college for '73-'74, Orlin's name
was automatically placed on a
search committee's list of five re-
commended candidates.
But Orlin withdrew last week,
explaining, "I am primarily a
teacher and, I hope, a scholar. Cer-
tainly I'm interested in career va-
riety, but I don't see myself as a
continuing administrator."
RC STUDENTS applauded Or-
lin's departure. According to Rich-
man, "When Orlin came here, he
was given the benefit of every
doubt. He blew it rapidly by being
a social blunderer. He had no idea
what the RC was about, and he
still has no idea."


Citing three reasons for Orlin's
decision to remove his name from
consideration, Richman said, "The
student body here became very
antagonistic towards his presence;
the faculty didn't respect him; and
he was not accomplishing any of
his goals."
Cort Tramontin, '74, member of
the RC Joint Board pointed to
pressure from RC faculty, stu-
dents, and administrators in forc-
ing Orlin's move.
BUT ORLIN contended that he
had volunteered for the job only
for a one year term. Discussing
his feelings towards the RC he
said, "There are a number of very'
creative and bright students. I
could wish, myself, for more va-
riety in curriculum, but it takes
time. You can't have instant
Tramontin asserted, "Orlin clear-
ly did not fit the tempo of the col-
lege. He was a strict academician
and saw nothing else to take ad-
vantage of."
One student said heatedly,
"Everyone hated Orlin and was
glad to see him leave."
According to Richman, Orlin no
longer attends executive meetings
and the RC executive committee
has delegated his responsibilities
to physics Pro.f Jen Zorn until
Ross assumes the post in July.

AP Photo
Birds of a feather .. .
Julie Nixon Eisenhower cavorts with friends Monday at the annual
White House Easter Egg Roll. on the south lawn of the executive
mansion. Some 18,000 attended this year's celebration, the only
time during the year when the White House grounds are opened
to the public.
Traxler triumphs in
GOP's stronghol



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stayed in GOP hands.
Sparling, who worked for Har-
vey for 13 years, said he will de-
cide within three or four days whe-
ther he will run against Traxler
in November when the congress-
man-elect will have to run for a
full two-year term.
The defeated Republican said
Watergate was "absolutely not"
an issue in the campaign.
Ohio and Grand Rapids, post-elec-
tion surveys showed that opposi-
tion to Nixon's handling of the
Watergate scandal and other prob-
lems contributed strongly to the
As a result, however, some
Michigan GOP leaders questioned
Sparling's decision to invite Nix-
on, though most said after the
presidential visit they thought it
had helped.
The White House hoped the re-'
sult would be a Republican vic-
tory that would demonstrate re-
newed presidential popularity and
ease impeachment pressure in the
But the 45-year-old . Sparling's
majority in the Thumb, the re-
gion of small towns and farms
where Nixon campaigned, ran be-
hind that polled by Harvey in 1972.
Both candidates voted early in
the day, Sparling near his home
just outside Saginaw, Traxler in
the Democratic stronghold of Bay
Election officials reported a
heavy vote in both Bay City and
Saginaw, while in some of the ru-
rual areas visited by Nixon, ear-
lier vote forecasts were increased
on the basis of a large early turn-
The vacancy was created when
Harvey, who had held the seat
since 1960, was named a federal
judge. Two years ago, the GOP
lawmaker won 59 per cent of the
district's votes, while Nixon was
carrying it with 64 per cent.
Traxler, -a Bay City attorney be-
fore his election to the Michigan
House, has been campaigning for
400 well-wishers to invest more
or less $50.00 cash to make
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the seat since Harvey said last
September he would accept a
He called the election "a refer-
endum on Nixon's policies and
moral leadership," describing Nix-
on as "the real, the only issue."
He cited Sparling's 10 weeks as
a White House liaison man as evi-
dence he is "Nixon's candidate."
Sparling, a political writer for
the Saginaw News before he be-
came Harvey's top aide, said the
issue is who will make the best
congressman. He attacked Traxler
for missing 1,313 roll calls in the
Michigan House and contended his
Democratic rival favored school
busing and abortion, which Trax-
ler denied.
The day after Nixon's visit,
Sparling sent out a letter urging
the district's voters against vent-
ing their "disappointments and
fru'strations" at the polls.
Each candidate spent in the
neighborhood of $100,000, and each
had substantial outside assistance.
The state's top Republican leaders,
led by Sen. Robert P. Griffin and
GOP Chairman McLaughlin, work-
ed hard for Sparling, while organ-
ized labor threw its resources in
for Traxler.
Besides Nixon, outside campaign-
ers included Sen. Charles Percy
(R-111.) for Sparling and Sen. '
H e n r y Jackson (D-Wash.) for
SPARLING, who worked for 10
weeks last summer as a White
House aide, quietly admitted he
had lost, but made no further state-
Traxler was jubilant. He had to
wait five minutes, until the cheers
of his supporters had died away,
before he could make his brief
victory statement.
IHe obtained most of his support
from the car manufacturing towns
of Saginaw and nearby Bay City,
where unemployment, caused by
the recent fuel shortage, has soar-
ed to 10 per cent of the working
IN HURON County, where Nixon
began his whirlwind barnstorming
campaign trip, Sparling polled
6,795 votes to 4,330 for Traxler. But
Democrats said Traxler ran 11
per cent ahead of any Democrat
in any county Congressional elec-
Another triumph for Traxler
came in Saginaw City, hometown
of his Republican rival where Trax-
ler won with 11,319 votes to 8,061
forax rhs been a state repre-
sentative since 1962. When he
heard Nixon was coining to the
area on behalf of Sparling, he of-
fered to buy the President's plane

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