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Page 10-Thursday, February 16, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Fleming to visit Saudis,
will tour universities

Lobbyist: Flood got

payments

(Continued from Page 1)'
develop its higher, educational system.
"THEY'RE TRYING to develop their
universities rapidly,' said Fleming,
"and of course, developing so rapidly
gives them a lot of problems.",
"They want to hear from President
Fleming's experience," said Rammuny
The Ford Model A was introduced
in 1929.

FLEMING SAID he is looking to
making the trip. He said he has been to
the Near East before, but never to
Saudi Arabia. I
Although Fleming said the Saudi uni-
versities are "small by our standards"
he did not say that he wouldn't discover
some tips for managing his own institu-
tion.
"I don't know as there will be any
promise of that," he said, "but I cer-
tainly wouldn't resist."

The members of the UNION PROGRAMMING
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those who helped us out at MICHIGRAS '78. Special
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17, 1978.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A
Washington lobbyist has told the FBI he
gave Rep. Daniel Flood $1,000 cash in
what he understood was a payment for
Flood's aid in helping several West
Coast trade schools win accreditation,
court records show.
. Daryl Fleming, who acted as a lob-
byist for the trade schools, gave the
statement to the FBI on May 23, 1977,
while under protective custody and
cooperating with the federal gover-
nment in several cases.
FLEMING'S STATEMENT was ob-
tained from the public court record of
the trial of Flood's administrative
assistant, Stephen Elko, who was con-
victed of accepting bribes for his role in
the unsuccessful effort to gain ac-
creditation for West Coast Trade
Schools.
The Department of Health,
Education and Welfare received
several letters in 1972 from Flood
demanding action to help the schools
get accreditation. A Pennsylvania
Democrat, Flood has for 10 years
headed the House subcommittee that
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handles HEW's appropriations.
In a statement issued by his office,
Flood said, "I deny these allegations
are true, and in view of ongoing in-
vestigations as reported in the news
media, I have no further comment on
the matter at this time."
FLOOD IS UNDER investigation by
federal grand juries here and in
Philadelphia. The Philadelphia in-
vestigation also involves Rep. Joshua
Eilberg, D-Pa., and the role of the two
congressmen in obtaining government
financing for a hospital there.
Elko has been cooperating with the
government since his conviction last
year. According to an affidavit ob-
tained from the court record in Los
Angeles, Elko has charged that Flood
knew about payoffs to Elko by William
Fred Peters, president of West Coast
Trade Schools, and that some of the
money went to pay Flood's expenses
and rent.
At Elko's trial, Flood testified that he
did not know about payments from
Peters to Elko in the spring of 1972.
Asked if he would have allowed letters
on behalf of the schools to be sent to
HEW over his signature if he had
known of the payments, Flood replied
"Oh no,.I wouldn't. If I knew anythying
like that was going on, I wouldn't. If I
knew personally."
FLEMING'S STATEMENT to the
FBI, marked "defendant's exhibit U"
in the Elko trial, describes a meeting in
the first two or three weeks of August
1972 in Elko's suite in the Congressional
Hotel here.
According to the FBI summary of
Fleming's statement, "Flood appeared
in Elko's suite in a bathrobe with

bedroom slippers and he, Fleming han-
ded Flood $1,000 in cash which was in an
envelope ... There was no discussion
and Flood took the money with his right
hand and placed it in his pocket:" Flood
shortly thereafter said he was tired and
Fleming suggested he go to bed, accor-
ding to the summary.
Shown a letter dated Aug. 19, 1972, on
Flood's stationary, Fleming said he had
written the .first draft of this letter to
federal Education Commissioner Sid-
ney B. Marland Jr. and that Elko had
added the 'Floodisms," the summary,
said.
THE LETTER demanded that
Marland take action to help West Coast
Trade Schools obtain accreditation,
which would make them eligible for
federal student loan guarantees. At one

point, the letter over Flood's signature
says, "Let's knock off the waffle waffle
job - unless somebody wants to start a
war, and do what is necessary to
correct this gross injustice."
At Elko's trial, Flood was asked
about the language used in this and
other letters over his signature to HEW
officials on behalf of the schools. He
replied that he might use such language
on the telephone to generals and ad-
mirals but not in a letter to-education
people.
According to the FBI summary,
Fleming said the Aug. 19 letter was
written at about the same time that he
met with Flood and gave him the $1,000.

Ypsi city councilman
charged with fraud.

(Continued from Page 1)
William Delhey charged Cherris with
falsely attesting to the validity of nom-
inating petitions for Paige. Delhey
refused to confirm reports that the
dates next to the signatures had been
changed from 1976 to 1977.
DELIIE 'S DECISION followed an
investigation by the Michigan State
Police. Delhey recommended a
warrant be issued yesterday, but he
would not comment further on the case.
"It's something I did," Cherris said.
"I'm in this situation and I'm going to
have to deal with it. I'm going-to take

things as they come."
He said he doesn't think the case will
hurt other Democratic candidates in
Ypsilanti. "The only person who has
suffered or has to deal with it is
myself."
CHERRIS SAID that he has no inten-
tion of resigning from the council at this
point.
"People have made comments about
me that are untrue. They're more in-
terested in trying to exploit and build up
the situation," Cherris concluded.

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