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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 49

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 2, 1972

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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today... .
if you see news happen call 76-DAILY
RAP says what?
In the final days of the SGC campaign, the conservative
Respofisible Alternative Party has been circulating a leaflet
proclaiming its support for the candidacy of George McGovern.
It all comes as somewhat of a surprise considering that one
RAP SGC candidate works 'actively for the ultra-conservative
Libertarian Party while other prominent party members sup-
port the American Independent Party's nominee. Leading cam-
pus conservative and RAP mogul Bill Thee claims the leaflet
represents the opinion of the majority of the party's candidates.
Free money
The Ann Arbor Bank is giving away money. No kidding,
crisp new greenbacks. The idea behind the scheme is to demon-
strate the new cash dispensing machine at their Liberty St.
branch. Today obviously decided to investigate, so one of our
intrepid legmen legged it over to Liberty to help himself to
some free cash. The, man in line in front pushed the button and
out popped a dollar bill. Now for the bad news. When it came
to our man's turn, the machine simply flashed the sign: "Please
do not use. Machine temporarily out of order." Them's the
breaks.
Arson at Huron
The band played on as the school burned down yesterday
when an arsonist's tricks forced the evacuation of Ann Arbor's
Huron High School. Alice Cooper would have giggled, and
most of the students seemed amused as a half dozen fire trucks
careened to the ultra-modern 1,500 student school building on the
Northeast side shortly after noon to extinguish a blaze in the
auditorium. Police said they suspected arson. The school's march-
ing band played on at a nearby athletic field as firemen fought I
the blaze. No estimate of damage was available.
An apology
Well, we really blew it. We're sorry and we'll try not to do
it again. We are refering to two recent Today items describing
the cancellation by "person unknown" of an HRP campaign
ad in The Daily.
In fact nobody tried to cancel any HRP ad. What happened
was that a woman from the University Democratic Caucus
came in to cancel an anti-HRP ad. The Daily business staff
misunderstood, and thought she was illictly puling an ad for

N. VIETS LAUNCH OFFENSIVE

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U.S. decreases B-52
stri kes in N.Vietnam
By The Associated Press and Reuters
While hope for a quick settlement in Indochina faded
yesterday, the battle pace quickened on several fronts.
North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao troops launched a
general offensive in Northern Laos to cut links between
Vientiane and the royal capital of Luang Prabang.
North Vietnamese troops supported by tanks concen-
trated near Muong Suoi (about 100 miles northwest of Vien-
tiane), were ready to launch an offensive in the direction
of Slap Houkhoun in order to cut liaison between Vientiane
and Laung Prabang according to a Laotian army spokes-
person.
Communist troops meanwhile stepped up slightly their
ground attacks throughout ---- ----------

South Vietnam,
bomber strikes
reduced.

but U.S. B-52
were sharply

(Police)man's best friend
A policeman uses a dog to subdue a demonstrator outside Boston's Commonwealth Armory Halloween night. Inside the building,
cans munched away at a $25-a-plate dinner presided over by Pat Nixon. An estimated 8,000 protestors blocked Boston streets un
men arrived with their dogs and arrested several on disorderly conduct charges.
PARTIAL LIST ONLY:

The Saigon High Command re-
ported 126 communist-initiated in-
I cidents throughout the country yes-
terday, compared with 121 com-
munist attacks in the previous 24
hours.
U.S. B-52 bombers flew only 13
missions against suspected com-
munist positions in South Vietnam.,
the lowest number in over six
months.
AP Photo The U.S. command also reported;
a sharp cutback in B-52 strikes'
over North Vietnam-only two com-'
Republi- pared with Tuesday's record of 13.
til police- In other action, 22 Americans
were killed in the crash of a U.S.
helicopter into a flooded Mekong
Delta rice paddy.
The crash was the worst Ameri-
can loss since May 10, when an-'
other Army Chinook helicopter
went down due to unknown causes'
20 miles northeast of Saigon, kill-
ing 32 U.S. troops.
Meanwhile, North Vietnamese
was other- spokesperson Nguyen Thanh Le
ing any of hit out at South Vietnamese Presi-a
fied before dent Nguyen Van Thieu's state-

RAP suit
dismissed
by C&R
By CINDY HILL
Explaining that he "feared his
good name was at stake," Student
Government Council (SGC) Presi-
dent Bill Jacobs called a closed
meeting before the Credentials and
Rules Committee (C&R) last night
to answer charges that he had vio-
lated the all-campus election code.
The hearing was called in re-
sponse to a suit filed yesterday by
Responsible Alternative P a r t y
(RAP) president Howard Victor
charging Jacobs with tearing
down RAP campaign posters.
During the hearing, Jacobs de-
nied the charges andsmaintained
that "It makes no sense to rip
down-two or three RAP posters."
He added, "Every window in the

HRP. We regret our reportorial sloppiness
any embarrassment caused to those concerned.

and apologize for

'U' bus drivers stoned
Some idiot has been getting his rocks off lately by throwing
stones at University commuter buses. At least three rock-throw-
ing incidents have been reported to police and University secur-
ity so far, and in each case the rocks appear to have been
aimed at the drivers. So far nobody has been hurt seriously,
though one driver was slightly cut by flying glass. The rock-
throwing is occurring near the Northwood Five apartments
on North Campus, and has taken place late at night.
Happenings .. .
...r it's political times and it's a political day. If you aren't
interested in politics then skip most of this and go on to the
bottom of this item . . . if you want to talk to Sen. George
McGovern you can, toll free, when he appears on a statewide
telethon at 8 pm. of WILX, Channel 10. Just call 1-800-840-2900 ...
McGovern will be around and about the state for the next day
and a half, but perhaps the best place to go see the man is the
campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, where
he will address a noon hour rally on Friday . . . if you are
more interested in the abortion referendum than Presidential
politics, then go to a statewide press conference of the Youth
For Life Committee at 10 a.m. in the Residential College .. .
State Supreme Court candidate Bob Evans will speak in the
Lawyers Club lounge at 3:30 p.m... . Edward Finch (Fast Ed-
die) Cox, son-in-law of you-know-who, will be bouncing around the
state today to boost his "dad's" re-election campaign. The clos-
est he'll get to Ann Arbor is Jackson, where he will appear at
Nixon-Griffin headquarters, 411 S. Jackson, at 11:30 a.m....
the biggest happening of all is Steven and his elusive Caravan.
49 of them are in town and they will be at the Peoples Ballroom
tonight at 7:30 p.m. and at the Union Ballroom tomorrow
at 7:30 p.m. Along with Seven's peculiar view of life, you can
pick up on the official Caravan band. Havea niceday.
Pound dead at 87
Ezra Pound, praised for his esoteric verse and condemned
for his "fascist leanings," died yesterday ,in a Venice Hospital.
He was 87. Pound, who had broadcast, propaganda for Musso-
lini during the second World War, was one of the world's most
enigmatic and influential writers. T. S. Eliot once described
him as the "greatest craftsman." Most known for his "Cantos,"
an 800-page series of poems covering the thoughts of man from
the age of Confuscious to the modern day, Pound was also re-
nowned for his translations from Chinese and his influence on
writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Robert
Frost.
Vote for Mickey Mouse
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Mickey Mouse has been
accepted as a candidate for the Palmerston North seat in New
Zealand's Nov. 25 General Election. The returning officer decid-
ed that the nomination of Mr. Mouse, representing the Mad Hat-
ter's Tea Party, was in order despite a recent electoral amend-
ment which allows for refusal of certain nominations. Mr. Mouse,
who changed his name from Christopher Lawrence, is unemploy-
ed and campaigns with a rock band .and showers of jelly beans.
He will oppose the sitting Labor Party member for Palmerston,
Joseph Walding.
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Nixon
By the AP and Reuters
WASHINGTON - President
Nixon's campaign finance com-
mittee yesterday agreed in an
out-of-court settlement to disclose
the identity of campaign con-
tributors who made donations
before last March 10.
The consent decree agreed to
by attorneys in the case and
signed by U.S. District Court
Judge Joseph Waddy does not
cover still unreported contribu-
tions given between March 10
and April 7, when the new cam-
paign contribution reporting law
went into effect.
The order was issued in a suit
br'ought by Common Cause, a
self-styled citizen's lobby, which
is seeking disclosure of all Nixon
campaign contributions.
A spokesperson for Common
Cause said the order means
about $6 million in previously un-
disclosed funds would be account-
ed for. Another $10 million do-
nated between March 10 and
April will remain secret, accord-
ing to the spokesperson.
Litigation aimed at forcing dis-
closure of the source of the rest
of the money will continue, but it
is not likely to come to trial be-
fore next Tuesday's presidential
election.
The decree does not require
disclosure of expenditures, but
only contributions.
The dispute centered over con-
tributions funneled into the Nixon
campaign prior to April 7, the

to

disc lose

date on which a new federal
statute took effect requiring full
identification of political contri-
butions.
Common Cause contended the
old federal Corrupt Practices Act
of 1925 required the ,sameextent
of disclosure, and that the Re-
publicans were thus under an ob-
ligation to name the donors
whose gifts were received before
April 7.
County

Under the compromise;
ment, the Republicans will
ify contributors whose gift
made between Jan. 1, 197
March 9, 1972.
The Republicans will al
knowledge publicly that
erred in refusing to identif
ors through March 9.
The spokesperson said Co
Cause was willing to co
board

donor!
agree- mise, because therev
ident- wise no chance of gett
s were the contributions identi
71 and the election.
The GOP had mad
so ac- that even if they lost
they they would appeal th
fy don- all the way to the Supr
assuring that disclos
3mmon ever came, would be
mpro- election.
hopefu

e it clear
in court,
e decision
eme Court,
ure, if it
after the
iS

offer voters diversity

mIent onTuesday that hne would Nat Sci Building has at least one
never accept a peace that offers 1 RAP poster. Every tree and tele-
South Vietnam to the communists." phone pole has one."
Le accused Thieu of deliberately Victor, however, claimed, "It
sabotaging any peaceful settlement was 11:10 in the afternoon. The
of the war, as the four delegations area was very busy. Mr. Jacobs
prepared for a new session of their would have been a fool to rip
peace talks in Paris today. down 50 or 60 posters."
Le's statement came after "TetmaioofM.Jcb
rhieu's attack in Saigon on the . s
Washington-Hanoi agreement as a to rip down two or three posters is'
sellout and a surrender."
The four delegations-the U.S., Community Coalition SGC can-
3outh Vietnam, North Vietnam and I didate Sandy Green, who alleged-
the Viet Cong-remained tight- ly witnessed the violation, was
lippediabout what they expect never called to testify, and the
from the session of the semi-public hearing was dismissed due to lack
peace talks at the International of sufficient evidence.
Conference Center in Paris. Jacobs justified his demand for
In Washington, the President the closed hearing saying he had
conferred with National Security "avoided a circus atmosphere," in
advisor Henry Kissinger on the a trial in which "it was just my
public stalemate between the two< word against his (Victor)."
sides. The White House refused to In other action, C&R granted a
say if any progress had been made temporary injunction to bar the
in secret contacts or to predict display or distribution of any elec-
when a final negotiating session tion issue of the Michigan Student
between Kissinger and North Viet- News from within 50 feet of all
nam's Le Duc Tho will take place. polling places, for the final day of
Meanwhile, Chinese Premier the all-campus elections this morn-
Chou En-lai said he has been in ing.
contact with the United States and
North Vietnam over the stalled 1-rC&R ruled that there was suf-

By CHARLES STEIN
"I decided to run as a Republi-
can in this town because the Re-
publicans were the only ones who
have really helped my area. We
don't want any more of those mis-
sionary liberals telling us 'lowly
people' what to do."
The area referred to is the black
community of north central Ann
Arbor and the "missionary liber-
als", according to Letty Wickliffe,
are her Democratic and Human
Rights Party (HRP) opponents.
Wickliffe, an elderly black wo-
man, is the Republican candidate
for the Washtenaw County Board
of Commissioners in the new 14th
district. She is running against

Group sues Harvey,
char ges'defamation'

Democrat Kathy Fojtik and HRP.
representative Susan Newell.
The race's unusual composition
-an elderly black conservative
woman facing young white liberal
and radical women - makes itj
one of the most interesting of this
election.
Created only this past spring,
the 14th district closely parallels
the city's First Ward. It encom-
passes a large number of student
areas including the Hill dormitor-
ies as well as major parts of the
black community.
Despite the fact that the board
of commissioners controls t h eI
purse-strings for all of Washtenaw
County, or some 22 million dol-
lars, the commissioner's races
have in the past attracted little
student attention.
With the creation of the pre-
dominantly student 14th and 15th
j district, however, campaigning for
commissioner seats has for the
first time beens directed at stu-
1dents.
Newell, a University graduate,
is a low key but articulate cam-
paigner. The major thrusts of her
campaign are support for the ra-
dical HRP platform and the fact
that she is bound totheparty's
collective decision making process.
While realizing that radical
change may be impossible at the
present time, Newell favors in the
meantime, drastic reordering of
the commission's financial priori-
ties. She advocates cuts in the bud-
get for the sheriff's department
with the extra funds being redi-
rected into various social welfare

government issues iinqusintmeith i-
s.JVC1IIRR1~1It ~ cease-fire talks, and although he's ficient question to merit the in-
A totally different approach to ( still hoping for early signatures, junction and a preliminary hear-
the campaign is taken by Repub- 'the news is not so good." ' ing on the validity of the charges
lican Wickliffe. Charging her op- Chou told a group of British re- was set for Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
ponents are too closely connected porters yesterday that Thieu had Community Coalition candidate
with the University, she styles her- objected to seven of nine points in Bob Black claimed the publication
self as the only candidate who an agreement drafted secretly by was discriminatory giving better
See COUNTY, Page 10 Americans and North Vietnamese. coverage to the Integrity party.

aimed at implementing social
change now.
Accordingly, Fojtik has a num-
ber of specifically detailed pro-
posals she would like to see en-
acted. Most deal with the area of
health care where she has a cer-
tain measure of expertise.
Fojtik criticizes Newell for not
making similar proposals and
charges the HRP platform does not
address itself directly to county

By DAVE BURHENN
Members of the Washtenaw
County Jail Community Treat-
ment Program (WCJCTP) filed
a $2 million law suit against
Sheriff Douglas Harvey yesterday
charging "defamation of personal
and business reputations."
WCJCTP members said Har-
vey falsely accused program
teachers of drug smuggling and
plotting with inmates to take
over the facility.
The group had conducted edu-
cational and rehabilitative ser-
vicesforinm inte in the in

Harvey is running for re-
election on the American Inde-
pendent Party ticket against
Democrat Fred Postill, and Re-
publican Undersheriff Harold
Owings.
In a press release, treatment
program members said that Har-
vey had "gone to slanderous ex-
tremes to exclude any form of
public scrutiny (of the jail) . ..
They said they had gone to
Harvey early last spring to offer
a rehabilitation program for in-
mates, which they said the jail
lacked. Harvey agreed. and the

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