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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 10 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday ,September 17, 1972 len Cents

Ten Pages

U.S. bombs
Strike near
POW team
HANOI 'P) - The 'two American who flew
into Hanoi yesterday to escort home their
captured relatives were sent scurrying into
roadside bunkers and concrete basements
during four air raid alerts in their first five
hours in North Vietnam.
"And I was silly enough to think that
Washington would stop bombing while we
were here," Olga Charles said. She sat
hunched in the basement of the Hoa Binh
hotel in downtown Hanoi as antiaircraft
guns spluttered into the sky. Charles, of
San Diego, Calif., is here to reunite with her
husband, Navy Lt. Norris Charles.
Hanoi also has announced plans to release
two other captured pilots, Air Force Maj.
Edward K. Elias, and Navy Lt. Mark L.
Minnie Lee Gartley, of Dunedin, Fla., is
here to get her son Mark. Eilas is from Val-
dosta, Ga. His father had planned to make
the trip to Hanoi, then changed his mind.
The women are being escorted by Cora
Weiss and David Dellinger, cochairpersons
of the Committee of Liaison with Families of
Servicemen Detained in Vietnam; Richard
Flak, professor of international law at
Princeton University; and William Sloane
Coffin Jr., Yale University's chaplain.
North Vietnamese officials visited the wo-
men at the hotel and said plans were go-
ing ahead to release the three American
prisoners, possibly today.
"We want to be certain you are healthy
enough and psychologically ready to re-
ceive them," an official said.
"I'm as ready now as I'll ever be,"
Charles said. Gartley said, "Please let me
see my son soon."
The officials said the released American
prisoners could live with the visiting dele-
gation at the hotel until they depart.
Charles was about to step into a bath
after an arduous day of traveling when
sirens screamed outside her room and hotel
staff members hurried her downstairs.
This was the fourth time the group had run
for safety, and the strain was beginning to
tell. The first time was at Gia Lam Airport
at noon when a polite delegation of wel-
comers quietly escorted the arriving Ameri-
cans to an underground bunker. The Viet-
namese waited outside under trees.
No sounds of bombing or shooting could
be heard then but an hour later on the two-
mile drive through farming land to Hanoi,
crowds of peasants waiting at a checkpoint
began to run an antiaircraft flak and explo-
sions were heard. The motorcade screeched
to a stop and Charles was half-dragged along
the road by Dellinger to a bunker inside a
small military post.
"Is this Washington's answer to our visit?"
Dellinger yelled. Charles was smiling as she
stepped inside the bunker and Gartley was
Tension rose noticeably when sirens again
blared as the motorcade approached a pon-
toon upriver from Paul Roumer Bridge. The
bridge had been hit by bombs two weeks
ago andslay crumpled with its center spans
down in the Red River.
North Vietnamese officials pushed the vis-
iting Americans into roadside holes and said
the bombing was taking place five or six
miles away. Distant explosions could be
A three-course lunch at the hotel cooled
nerves but no sooner had the visitors moved
upstairs for a brief siesta than antiaircraft
began chattering again, and it was a race to
the downstairs concrete basement.
"Washington probably is not deliberately
antagonizing us. It's just that they plan
bombing so far ahead it is difficult to stop
it, commented Weiss.

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By The Associated Press
Israeli forces invaded southern Lebanon
yesterday, clashed with Lebanese troops and
Palestinian guerrillas, then prepared to
spend the night in the battle area.
A senior officer of Israel's general staff
said the air and land invasion killed at least
40 guerrillas and 17 Lebanese soldiers; de-
stroyed 130 houses and flushed Palestinian
commandos from 16 villages.
The Lebanese ambassador to the United
Nations, Edouard Ghorra, lodged a written
protest with the U. N. Security Council
against the "massive land and air attack
against Lebanon."

AP Photo
Prisoner of war
A blindfolded North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war waits passively for transportation as South Vietnamese soldiers huddle around him
following his capture at Quang Tri City recently. He was taken by South Vietnamese marines in house-to-house fighting. Government
troops are now involved in mopping-up operations after taking the Citadel.
SGC orders TU out ofoffice;
cha-rges of harass-ment leveled

Ghorra said two Israeli infantry and
mored brigades penetrated 15 miles
Lebanon and 24 planes participated in
assault. He said three Lebanese army
sitions were attacked.


Spokespersons for the local Tenants Union
(TU? have charged Student Government
Council with "political harrassment," be-
cause of an SGC order that the group must
vacate one of their two ,offices in the SAB
by noon today.
"They're out to kick us out altogether,"
TU spokesperson Dave Raaflaub said yes-
terday. "We're suffering political retalia-
tion of the highest order."
SGC voted Tuesday to allocate Room
1522 in the SAB, the smaller of the two TU
offices, to the Committee to. Re-elect the
SGC Treasurer David Schaper said he
would move TU out of the office forcibly if
they don't comply with the eviction notice, in
a memo sent to the group earlier this week.
TU members yesterday decided to delay
further plans until today's noon deadline.
In a memo sent to TU on Friday, SGC
Treasurer David Schaper stated if the group
had not "vacated as requested," their ma-
terials would "be moved."
TU members decided yesterday to delay
any further plans until today's noon dead-
line. "They might move our stuff out for us
or they may just forget it," Maureen Mc-

Bill Jacobs
Closkey, a TU member, said.
Schaper said that due to a shortage of
office space, there is no reason that TU
should have two offices. He maintained the
remaining TU office should be sufficient for
the group.
"We're not out to kill them," Schaper.
said. "We're just refusing to grant them

special privileges. If they can't hack it with-
out special privileges, I guess they don't
have enough student support."
A TU spokesperson cited discontinuation
of their free Centrex phone service last April
as an example of SGC harrassment. SGC
paid for the phone.
According to Raaflaub, SGC President Bill
Jacobs offered at the time to continue the
phone service if TU promised not to run any
more candidates in any student election.
A slate of candidates representing the
Student Tenants Union Ticket ran in last
spring's SGC elections, and one member
won a seat. The GROUP party ran a com-
peting slate, and three GROUP members,
including Jacobs, also won seats. Schaper,
an appointed SGC official, is also a GROUP
Last spring, TU refused to accept the al-
leged deal and their phones were shut off,
according to Raaflaub. TU then installed
their own private business phone.
Jacobs said yesterday TU's charge that
he offered them a deal was "a lot of ba-
He said he told TU last spring that the
group had become a political organization
and SGC should not grant political groups
any subsidies.
He added that he told TU members if the
group left student government politics, he
might change his mind regarding the sub-
Jacobs denied, however, he offered a po-
litical deal.
TU also charges that the decision to allo-
cate the office to the Committee to Re-elect
the President was made without a quorum
present. There are 13 members on SGC,
and only six were present on Tuesday when
the vote was taken.
Schaper said the council had a right to
vote on the matter under a provision in Rob-
ert's Rules of Order that allows decisions
without a quorum on matters that require
immediate action. The decision has to be
ratified at the next meeting that has a
quorum, according to the rules.

The Israeli staff officer said the size of
the Israel infantry and armored force was
secret, but it was "not very big."
The officer said that before considering
withdrawal of the invading task force, "We
will see how the situation looks later." He
said Israel has no intention of leaving forces
inside Lebanon as occupiers to control anti-
Israeli guerrilla action.
Pointing to a map and tracing a row of
villages 12 miles or more inside the frontier,
the officer said, "Our operation was, and
still is, to take care of these bases - not to
take ground and hold it."
The Israelis contend that the villages har-
bored 300 to 400 guerrilla marauders.
They said many guerrillas and several
Lebanese soldiers were taken prisoner.
Israel's losses in the attack that began at
sunrise yesterday were three soldiers killed
and six wounded, the military command
The staff officer said there were no . ci-
vilians killed "as far as we know."
Israeli air force jets blasted a cluster of
guerrilla headquarters buildings with rockets
and hit eight other commanda emplace-
ments, but no villages were attacked by air,
he said.
The Israeli forces were goaded by two
recent guerrilla attacks at the Israel-Leba-
non border and by the massacre of Israeli
athletes in Munich on Sept. 5, when Pales-,
tinian commandos raided the Olympic vil-
Officials in Beirut said the Israelis ap-
peared to be closing a pincer movement yes-
terday that would give them control of 130
square miles of territory in the nation half
the size of Massachusetts.
The Lebanese army's opposition was "a
stronger showing than in any of our oper-
ations up until now," the Israeli officer said.
"We had terrorists in mind, but the Leba-
nese army decided to put up some sort of
show and of course we had to fire back," he
said. He added that Lebanese artillery, mor-
tars and at least four tanks were knocked
"The Lebanese army is doing its utmost
to defend the homeland," declared Prime
Minister Saeb Salam, who ordered his sold-
iers to resist the advance.
A spokesperson reported that the tiny
Lebanese air force went into action for the
first time since the 1967 Middle East war.
See ISRAELIS, Page 10

Group rejects
war funding,
keeps taxes
Michael Merrick doesn't pay any taxes.
Merrick and the other members of the
Ann Arbor Life Priorities Fund, (AALPF)
refuse to pay federal taxes including the
telephone excise and income tax.
The 30-member group, an outgrowth of
the Ann Arbor War Tax Counsel, organized
last year to redirect taxes to "meet human
needs" in the city.
The members have established a fund to
finance interest-free loans and grants to
qualified organizations within the city.
"It's not that we disagree with taxation,"
Merrick says, "We just disagree with our
money going to fight a war."
The organization currently has $2,100, in-
cluding $400 in non-refundable gifts and
$1700 in deposits. "Most of our money
comes in deposits so that if the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) catches up with one
of our members, he won't get burned by pay-
ing both the fund and the government.
None of us are guaranteed any of our money
back," Merrick says.
The AALPF is only one of many similar
organizations now in operation across the
country. One group in Roxbury, Mass. has
a fund of $50,000 in refused taxes. This group
grants loans from the interest accummu-
lated on the $50,000 in banks. The members
are in no risk of losing their money.
The local group is taking more of a risk,
according to Merrick. "We couldn't allow
ourselves to put money in banks that pay
huge amounts of money to the federal gov-
ernment," he says.
AALPF plans to give grants and loans to
local organizations only. No political parties
nor individuals will be considered, however.
The AALPF board and members will meet
October 1 co select the organizations to re-
ceive the grants and loans.
Application forms for loans and grants
are available by writing to the Ann Arbor
Priorities Fund, P. 0. Box 559, Ann Arbor,

Problem pregnancies to get
treatment at nwU' center

The University Hospital's new high-risk
pregnancy treatment center, the first in
Michigan, will offer some of the newest
equipment and methods available in treat-
ing problem pregnancies, according to medi-
cal staff members.
The James and Lynelle Holden Perinatal

Research Center Laboratories, officially
dedicated Sept. 6, has already been staffed
for research.
It is tentatively scheduled to admit pa-
tients for treatment by Oct. 1.
The center connects the Mott Children's
Hospital with the Women's Hospital, which,
according to its originators, is the essence
of its uniqueness.
The close proximity of the specialists in
both departments, and their equipment, will
greatly increase chances for both mother
and child to survive in potentially dangerous
According to Dr. Robert Borer, a director
of the intensive care nurseries, this mini-
mizes the risk of transporting premature
infants. Even short distances through hall-
ways can cause a serious drop in the body
temperature of an infant, he says.
More sophisticated methods will be used
to monitor conditions of mother and child
during pregnancy and after delivery, accord-
ing to Dr. J. Robert Willson, chairperson of
the obstetrics department.
Dr. Willson, with Dr. William J. Oliver,
chairperson of pediatrics, originated the idea
for the center several years ago.
The plan was supported by the Holden
Fund of Detroit, which provided the $1.5
million that financed the annex connecting
the hospitals.

THEY'RE WORTH $963,368

Nixon, Agnew.
WASHINGTON (R) - President Nixon re-
ported yesterday his net worth has increased
$168,218 since he took office and now totals
$765,118 - or about three times that of
Democratic nominee George McGovern.
Vice President Spiro Agnew, in a state-
ment issued simultaneously, said his n e t
worth grew by $87,166 since 1969 and stands
now at $198,250.

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