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CONSPIRACY
AND JUSTICE
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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 66 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 22, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

today..
if you see news happen call 76-DAILY

Convictions
' defendants

of

five

Chicago

7

Green alone
If chemistry Prof. Mark Green wants to fight the report
accusing him of "inappropriate" use of class time he's going
to have to do it alone. The American Association of University
Professors (AAUP) has refused Green's request to back his
struggle to have the report overturned. The report was the result
of a chemistry department inquiry into his presentation of an
anti-war slide show to organic chemistry classes. English Prof.
Sheridan Baker - local AAUP president - explained the group's
actions saying, "Right now, there is no strong grievance case,
so it is improper for us to get involved."
Marijuana rip-off
An armed robbery at East Quad Monday night may cause
some problems for city police. According to the student victim,
two men - one white and one black - entered his room at
11:35 p.m. to conclude a dope deal. One of them drew a gun
and they took his grass and $62, and split. Police are investigating
but they may have a rather thorny problem on their hands
if they apprehend the crooks. Will they return the stolen dope to
its owner? According to Lt. Richard Hill, the cops will "cross
that bridge when we come to it."
So long
Thanksgiving vacation is: (a) A delectable home-cooked
turkey dinner (b) four days of sleep (c) when you write two
20-page papers due next Monday (d) when you don't write two
20-page papers due next Monday. Turn in your answer and don't
cheat. The Daily staff will be back with all the answers to all
of your other questions on Tuesday, November 28. Happy Turkey
Day.
Not happening
Linda Ross of the Ann Arbor Sun called yesterday to inform
us she made a goof when she wrote in the Sun's last edition there
would be a public hearing on cable TV today. It ain't gonna
happen, folks. Sorry.
Happenings
.. school's out at 5 p.m. (or earlier, depending on how you
feel about going to classes on the last day before vacation) so
there really isn't much happening. Check out what's happening
wherever you're going. Have fun.
Prices rise
WASHINGTON - Everything is getting more expensive.
That's the word from the government which released figures yes-
terday which show that prices rose .3 per cent over last October.
The largest part of the increase was in clothing, the govern-
ment said. Sources say the increase could mean modified but
more stringent price controls next year.
The warpath
WASHINGTON - Peter McDonald - a chief of the Navajo
tribe - said yesterday there will be more demonstrations like
the one staged earlier this month at the Bureau of Indian Af-
fairs (BIA) if the government fails to take steps to deal with
Indian grievances. McDonald said the BIA demonstration was "not
just an isolated incident," but rather, "a manifestation of what
American Indians really feel."
Jailhouse rock
WEED, Calif. - Party pooping police in- this northern Cali-
fornia city had a riot on their hands last weekend when arrested
revelers declined to cease their merry-making. While the cops
were making trips back and forth hauling in a total of 24 party-
goers, those already arrested trashed the jail, kicking in the
ceiling, smashing furniture and ripping out plumbing. There
was only one injury - an officer was bitten.
Spy vs. spy
VIENNA - A Bulgarian rocket scientist who defected to
the West is missing, according to Austrian authorities. The 40-
year-old electronics engineer Seiko Spednoridski disappeared
shortly before he was due to emigrate to the U.S. Security of-
ficials suspect he has been kidnapped.
Dope notes
HERE AND THERE - Ms. E. A. Kolmeier's dogs always
bring her the morning paper, but Monday the San Antonio house-
wife received an unexpected bonus from her pets. Along with
the paper they brought her two one-pound blocks of mari-
juana wrapped in brown paper . . . opium grows on despite the
government ban in Turkey. Turkish officials seized 920 pounds
of the stuff at an estimated street value of $8 million it was
announced yesterday.
On the inside
.. . on the Editorial Page, staff writer Eugene Robin-
son defends the decision of blacks to march separately in
Monday's protest . . . Roy Chernus reviews violinist Itzhak
Perlman on the Arts Page . . . and the Sports Page
features a loot at Saturday's game of the year (century?)
by William Alterman.
The weather picture
If you're thinking of hitch hiking out of town today,
forget it. It's gonna be cold, man.'And not only that, but
more snow is on the way. High tomorrow will be in the

upper 30s and low will be around 25. It will be partly cloudy
with variable winds from five to 10 miles per hour. It will
be partly sunny and warmer for Turkey day, however.
Eat hearty.

reversed

by

court

Decision cites judge's
contempt' for defense
CHICAGO (P)-A federal appeals court, citing errors by
trial Judge Julius Hoffman, reversed yesterday the convictions
of the five Chicago Seven defendants found guilty of crossing
state lines to incite rioting at the 1968 Democratic National
Convention.
In a two to one ruling reversing the convictions of David
Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, Abbie Hoffman and
Jerry Rubin the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the
constitutional rights of the defendants may have been vio-
lated.
The judges ruled that Hoffman erred in several areas
during the stormy U.S. district court trial in 1969 and 1970
and displayed "a deprecatory and often antagonistic attitude
toward the defense . . . from
the very beginning." j
The appeals court said the gov- I ali(
ernment could retry the defendants, l el e
but added, "There is evidence in
the record which, if believed, and
inferences favorable to the defend-j h a
ants drawn, would lead a jury to,
acquit."-
James Thompson, U.S. district "1
attorney for northern Illinois, said
he would conerabowith the U. Strial
A J1istice Department spokesperson WASHINGTON P) - The Air
in Washington declined comment on Force yesterday dismissed charges
a possible retrial until the appeals against Gen. John Lavelle and23
cort opinion was read. iother cers accused of carrying
William Kunstler of New York out illegal bombing strikes against
City, who headed the defense staff, North Vietnamb
said, "I can't see how they can
justify public expense of funds to "No new information was pre-
continue this grotesque case. It sented which would warrant fur-
never should have been brought in ther action," the Air Force said

C

AP Photo
DAVID DELLINGER (midd'e) happily chats with lawyers William Kunstler and Doris Peterson after learning of the federal appeals court
reversal of his and four otiers convictions. They had been found guilty of crossing state lines to incite the rioting that occurred during
the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
RECOUNT ASKED:

Br o ,lseat Deake

oses Circuit Court

By GORDON ATCHESON
Shirley Burgoyne, the appar-
ent winner of a Washtenaw
County Circuit Court judgeship,
was told yesterday she had ac-
tually lost the seat by a narrow
70-vote margin.
An official election canvass
declared 14th District Judge Ed-
ward Deake the winner of the
contested position. Burgoyne has
announced she will demand a
full recount, in all the county's
164 precincts.
"I'm calling for a full recount
because I feel the electorate is
entitled to a full and fair inves-
tigation." she said.
Deake was "pleasantly sur-
prised at the result."
"I think chances are the cur-
rent results will be upheld in a
recount." Deake confidently de-
clared.
The final tally showed Deake
receiving 37,542 votes, while
Burgoyne garnered only. 37,472
votes. These figures reflect a
627 vote difference betweenuthe
Sofficial canvass and the unof-
ficial canvass, which was com-
piled on election night.
County Clerk Robert Harrison
said "canvass records show
there were minor - three to
five-vote errors in many individ-
ual precincts." Ypsilanti Town-
ship precinct 13, however, gave
Burgoyne 400 more votes in the
original tally than she actually
received.
"We can't pin down the rea-
son for the 400 vote error except

to say it was not in th
machines themselves."
said.
"I'm certain that al
election officials were
tious, concerned citize
made honest mistakes d
long lines and late hou
goyne commented in a
statement for the medic
Harrison also blamed
rors on the election
lengthy working hours a
eral election night co
Burgoyne, Deake, an

0 "
wins slim
e voting son all expressed hope that the
Harrison errors in compiling the votes for
circuit judge would prompt some
1 of the change in the tabulation system.
conscien- However, Harrison maintained,
ens who "The number of errors was low
ue to the considering the total figures han-
rs" Bur- dled. We're happy it was as low
prepared as it was."
a. Harrison predicted the recount
the er- for the circuit court seat prob-
official's ably would not be completed un-
nd "gen- til late January. Consequently,
nfusion." Deake will assume the judge-
d Harri- ship pending the outcome of the

viectory.
recount, according to Harrison.
Harrison mentioned the possi-
bility of vote tampering affecting
the election results. "There is
always the chance of irregulari-
ties. Instances of people voting
twice could have occurred and
we have no way of checking,"
said Harrison.
Neither candidate said they
believed the results were in any
way falsified. "I don't suspect
anything illegal. The errors were
just honest human mistakes,"
said Deake.

the first place."
In arguing before the appeals
court, defense lawyers contended
the riot section of the 1968 Civil
Rights Act, under which the de-l
fendants were indicted, is uncon-
stitutional.
They also accused U.S. District1
Court Judge Hoffman of "blatant"
antagonism" and favoring the pro-
secution over the defense.
The appeals court majority, Jud-
ges Thomas Fairchild and Walter,
Cummings, held the statute valid,
but Judge Wilbur Pell, in his -dis-
sent, said, "I entertain no doubts
but that the statute under which
the appellants were prosecuted is
facially unconstitutional in that it
is clearly violative of the First
Amendment right of freedom ofI
speech."
Pell added that he concurred in
the majority opinion, but his dis-
sent was directed at the other
judges upholding the constitution-
ality of the statute.
The five men were sentenced
Feb. 18, 1970, by Judge Hoffman to
serve five years in prison and were
fined $5,000 each. Two other de-
fendants, John Froines and Lee
Weiner, were acquitted and all
seven were acquitted of charges
they conspired to incite rioting.
An eighth defendant, Black Pan-
ther leader Bobby Seale, was sev-
ered from the others during the
trial for his outbursts in the court-
room because he wasn't allowed to
defend himself, sentenced for con-
tempt and a mistrial was declared.
The government declined to retry
Seale.
The seven remaining defendants
and their two lawyers were sen-
tenced for contempt at the end of
the trial. The 7th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appealstreversedthose
convictions earlier this year on the
grounds that Hoffman should have
removed himself from the case.
The government says it plans to
retry the defendants for contempt.
The decision yesterday held that
Judge Hoffman erred in failing to
See CONVICTIONS, Page 8

in a brief statement announcing
the decision by Secretary Robert
Seamans Jr.
The charges were filed Nov. 3
by Sgt. Lonnie Franks, the '23-
year-old enlisted man whose letter
last March to Sen. Harold Hughes
(D-Iowa) first called an attention
to unauthorized bombings in North
Vietnam last winter.
Franks acted after the Air Force
on Oct. 24 ruled out further disci-
plinary action against Lavelle, say-
ing his firing as commander of
the 7th Air Force in Southeast Asia
was punishment enough.
The general also was demoted
from four-star to two-star rank in
retirement, but draws retirement
pay of a foir-star general.
In filing his charges, Franks'
civilian attorney, William Holmans
Jr., of Boston, said he would take
the case to federal court if the Air
Force did not take "appropriate
action."
At the time, Franks said he was
acting "because the measures
taken so far by the Air Force have
done nothing to ensure that this
type of situation will not recur.
"Instead of truly punishing the
guilty parties, the Air Force, de-
spite overwhelming evidence, has
retired Gen. Lavelle with an an-
nual salary of $27,000. There has
not been the slightest reprimand
for other people involved," said
Franks, who is now assigned to
McCoy Air Force Base, Fla.
Lavelle a d m i t t e.d during a
lengthy congressional investigation
that he ordered the attacks last
winter without authority from su-
periors in Washington and to the
falsifying of records to cover his
activities.

Tenure committee chai red by
chemistry Prof. Green critic

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- --- ---T-

By TED STEIN Green case.s
A chemistry professor highly Richard Lawton, the new chair-I
critical of Prof. Mark Green's de- man, replaced chemistry Prof. t
cision to present an anti-war slide Martin Stiles, who resigned from
show to his classes, has assumed the ad hoc departmental commit-s
the chairmanship of Green's tenure tee that is expected to decide later
committee. . next month if Green should be 1
The criticism figured prominently given tenure.E
in a departmental review commit- Still another chemistry professor,c
tee report that called the slide Peter Smith, refused to even bep
show "an inappropriate use of considered for a spot on the com-
class time." mittee.
Two other professors, however,' Lawton entered the Green dis- T
including one who had previously pute by sending a note to Thomas
been committee chairman, have Dunn, acting chemistry department
removed themselves from any role chairman, criticizing Green for us-
in the tenure decision because of ing the slide show.
their previous involvement in the "I note that this is the Chem
227 class hour," he wrote. "I be-
lieve this is an abuse of Prof.
Green's options in the teaching of
chemistry!"
Lawton then went to Green, he !
m a ste r says, shortly before a second show-
m a ste ing at 1:00 p.m., and told him heI
felt the slides weren't appropriate.
The review committee report
stated that Lawton's complaint
was important in catalyzing the
events leading to Dunn's decison.
Lawton's memorandum, more-
over, was crucial in influencing
the committee to chide Green for
P~xprr.i.,ing "noo~r i,,dgment1 in not

show case doesn't affect his im-
partiality in the larger matter of
tenure.
"They're not related," he ob-
served. "The slide show is such
a miniscule part of his six years
here."
According to Lawton, even if he
wanted to, he could not remove
himself from the committee.
He says he is the only faculty
member now that Stiles has resign-
See CRITIC, Page 8

Medical advocates push for
consumer information, safety

14 YEAR OLD GURU

Devotees praise

'perfect

By DAVE BURHENN
"In this age of darkness, I have
come to reveal the Light."
These words came from the
mouth of a rather chubby 14-
year-old Indian lad, a boy who
claims some five million follow-

as incense burned.
The focus of the gathering was
a lecture by Mahatma Rajeswar
Ji, a disciple of the guru.
One of the followers, or de-
votees, as they are called, Mar-
shall Massey, described the Ma-

By TERRY MARTIN
When your doctor mutters "Hmmm," scrawls
something on a piece of paper, smiles reassuring-
ly and tells you to take these pills five times a
day for four days, what has happened?
Though he has diagnosed your complaint and
prescribed a drug, there is no way for you to
know precisely the drug's effects-or harmful
side effects.

have taken the morning-after pill to tell AMI
about their experience with it.
AMI staffers ask the caller a number of ques-
tions including "Did the doctor advise you of
posible side-effects?" "Did he take 'a medical
history?" "Was there any follow-up? AMI work-
ers say the number of calls have averaged 100
per day.
The data will be compiled and published.
Responses to the ad prompted AMI to contact

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