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Vol. I.XXXVpI; No. 52 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, November 6, 1977 Ten Cents 10 Pages plus Supplement
Court may ar app eal oillegal voters
By GREGG KRUPA and the township residents resisted. Many of the conflic- 1931, which established the legal precedent that voters, be compelled to tell whom they voted for.
ts have ended up in court. who voted illegally in an election, no longer had the right The township voters were allowed to vote in April's
If you travel west on Liberty Street leaving the city, But it was in litigation of an entirely different nature to a private ballot - they had to disclose their choices. election because of a faulty street guide used by election
you probably will not realize that before you reach the that the problem of the islands and peninsulas became J James Kel the edents were workers and registrars. The street guide of city ad-
city limits you have actually passed in and out of Ann newsworthy again. Judge Jae eley agreed teprecednswr ud fct d
city limit you he u passediinmandes.tofLAnewsortBhy r a sgsain g yA rapplicable. However, the first witness to take the stand, dresses lists the ward and precinct city voters should
bor four times. Louis Belcher is suing Mayor Albert Wheeler, claim- U eriysuntSan an tumdsged thvote in. The problem arose because the gieicue
This strange state of affairs occurs in numerous ing Wheeler is holding the mayor's office illegally be University student Susan VanHattum, disagreed insitoe of the are are towshguide i n luded
ther places throughout the city. Within the city limits 'cause of voting irregularities in last April's election.H addresses
re are more than 30 township islands, unannexed Wheeler won that election, defeating Belcher by one the first half of this century.
perties completely surrounded by city property. vote. ALTHOUGH SHE WAS threatened FOR INSTANCE when Susan VanHattum voted,
rare also numerous township pnsuasthat jut AS THE TRIAL SPUTTERED and coge hog LHUHSEWSteatndwith a contemptFO IST CEwhnusn an ttmved
tocoughed through citation and an indefinite jail term, VanHattum - and, she resided at 1700 S. State St. The street guide lists all
th imitsOne such peninsula is five blocks the summer it was discovered that 174 township residen- later Diane Lazinshy - refused to reveal whom they the residents in the house number range between 1612
ide and a mile and a half long. is had registered to vote in the election. Twenty of them voted for. and 3199 on State Street as eligible voters. That range
actually voted. does not take into account a portion of one of the largest
OVER THE VEARS these township islands and In September, Belcher's lawyer, Robert Henry, Tuesday, the state Appeals Court will consider township islands in the city.
as have been the subject of heated controversy, decided to put the twenty voters on the stand and ask whether or not to hear arguments from the lawyers as to
the expanding city tried to annex some of these areas them how they voted. He cited two cases, from 1929 and whether or not someone who cast his vote illegally can See COURT, Page 8


78 Wolverines
By KATHY HENNEGHAN morale boaster
ers who bust1
long and seldon
To no one's surprise, Michi- to get them alli
gan annihilated Northwestern Of course, 1
63-20 yesterday before a sellout happy one for J+
crowd of 103,211 at Michigan perennially uni
team is now 0-
Stadium yesterday. overall. "It's ho
The Wildcats drew first blood he said, "but it
and led 7-0 in the first quarter like this. More
but Michigan got its bearings year. This wasI
and led 14-7 at the end of the run out of the s
half. The Wolverines really Michigan qua
dit on with a 28-pointturned in yeta
poured performance.I
third quarter and from then on raises his ca
it was all downhill, making him t
Coach Bo Schembechler substitut- leader in passin
ed freely as 78 Wolverines saw Earlier this s
playing time. "We needed a game the all-timea
like this," he said. "It was a great all-time touchd

r for ou
their n
m get to
in today
the gar
John Po
7 in the
ard to s
t hurts
so than
the firs
His 155
reer t
he all-t
ng yard
down p,

et into the act
ir 'demo' play the all-time leader in passes inter-
zecks all week etd
play Wetried In addition, the Flint junior nar-
rowed the gap between himself and
me was not a former Michigan great Tom Har-
nt, coach of the mon, who holds the record for most
Wildcats. His touchdowns passing and running
league and 0-9 with 50: Leach's two touchdown runs
ay how much," yesterday give him a career total of
like hell to lose 21, and he has also thrown 27 TD
any game this passes (a Michigan record) in his 33
t time we were games.
-V "He was good today, I would say
ck Rick Leach exceptional," saidf Schembechler.
record-setting "He's got to run well and pass well
yards passing for us to be a good team. He is dan-
otal to 2,664, gerous because he can run at you, he
:ime Michigan can pitch the ball out and then he can
age. . hurt you with the bomb. This may
Leach became have been his best day running the
Leach ecameoption.'

leader, the
ass leader and

See BLUE, Page 10






Doily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
SENIOR TAILBACK Mike Smith breaks through the line and scort.- his first career TD for Michigan on a 15-yard run
from scrimmage. This TD was the Wolverines eighth en route to a 63-20 drubbing of Northwestern. Stanley Edwards
(32) and Mark Schmerge (82) escort Smith into the end zone.


Carter kills breeder ri

WAS#INGTON (AP) - President
arter used his first veto yesterday, re-
cting a bill that would have author-
ed $80 million for a breeder reactor
at would produce weapons-grade nu-
ear material.
Carter said the reactor project, loca-
on the Clinch River in Tennessee,
d imperil his effort to stop the
read of nuclear weapons and tech-
THE PRESIDENT indicated he
uld consider impounding funds for
e project if his veto is overridden "to
ure that no further unnecessary ex-
nditures on this facility are made."
Carter said the government-industry
enture at Oak Ridge, Tenn., designed
demonstrate the feasibility of
reeder reactors, would be "technicil-
obsolete and economically unsound."

The bill cleared Congress on Oct. 20,
winning 366-52 approval in the House
and passage by voice vote in the Senate.
It would take 67 votes in the Senate to
overturn the veto and 290 in the House.
"THERE ARE NOW on the drawing
boards better technologies," said
Stuart Eizenstat, Carter's assistant for
domestic affairs and policy.
Eizenstat said Carter was confident
the House and Senate would sustain the
The measure authorized funding for
fiscal 1978, which began Oct. 1, for the
Energy Department's nuclear and non-
nuclear energy research, development
and demonstration projects. New legis-
lation for projects other than the Clinch
River project, would have to be passed
if the veto is sustained.

eactor bill
more nuclear fuel, plutonium, than they
consume. The fuel can be converted for
use in atomic bombs and Carter has
stated that his efforts to end the project
were part of his program to halt the
spread of weapons-grade nuclear mate-
The federal government's share of
the project had increased from $250
million, when it was first authorized in
1970, to $2 billion.
"That is $2, billion we feel will ke
spent on technology that, by the time
the project is built, may not be the best
technology," Eizenstat said.
CARTER SAID in lhis veto message
that his administration is committed to
"a strong research and development
program for advanced nuclear
technologies" but that the Clinch River
project was not needed.
The bill, Carter said, was "inconsis-
tent with my strong belief that proceed-
See CARTER, Page 8

States is offering to dismiss the
federal indictment against Tongsun
Park in exchange for the names of
members of Congress who received
money from him in the Korean influ-
ence-buying scandal.
In a report sent to Congress, the ad-
ministration confirmed yesterday
that the Justice Department would
seek dismissal of Park's 36-count
indictment in return for his help in
the Korean probe.
report that last Monday the South
Korean government sent to the
United States "an important new
proposal" on the interrogation of
"Our two governments are in the
midst of active and delicate discus-
sions," he said, stating that it was
"inappropriate and premature" to
give any details of the talks.
,Seoul's failure to persuade Tong-
sun Park to testify in the probe of
South Korean influence-buying so far
"was not the response expected of a
close ally," the report said.

\President Carter's signature.
The report contained a chronology
of the administration's attempts to
secure South Korea's cooperation in
establishing Park's alleged efforts to
give favors to members of Congress
in exchange for their support for the
Seoul regime.
The report said that in 30 hours of
talks in South Korea last month,
Assistant IJ.S. Attorney General
Benjamin Civiletti proposed drop-
ping the charges against Park, a
South Korean businessman indicted


Sept. 6 on 36 corruption charges, if he
would cooperate.
IT SAID THE United States sug-
gested that Park be interrogated "in
a third country under conditions
which would provide verification of
the truthfulness of his testimony."
"If sufficient evidence 'were there-
by gained of indictable offenses by
United States officials, Mr. Park's
later appearance would be required
in the United States for trial testi-
See U.S., Page 7

ers a

Togo refletbln
of ast and West-
In old Japan, the women walked
three paces behind their men. In
the emperor's court, the females
were considered entertainers,
their relative status determined
by their ability to compose witty
Still, Japanese women are ex-
pected to blossom in the home,
sweeping the straw-matted floors
and cooking. Old attitudes, how-
ever, are breaking down. An occa-
sional woman is now free, in
tramitn-heavv Japn_ t dvin in

Dn P.
THE 1,500-WORD report was pre- WI
pared by the State Department, rese
cleared by the National Security - from
Council and sent to Congress over deter

Scienti~sts disagree
over perils ofPB
can safely breastfeed newborns without
By PATTY MONTEMURRI worry, a University professor, doing
searchers across the state are in PBB research here, disagrees.
lict over the effects of the chemical THOMAS CORBETT, professor of
rdant PBB on breastfeeding moth~ anesthesiology, said Weil's study
nd nerve conditions of adults living "doesn't tell us anything about the long
BB-contaminated farms. range effects of the toxicant." A fire re-
hile Michigan State University tardant, PBB, or polybrominated bi-
archer William Weil concludes phenyl, was accidentally mixed with
a group study that mothers with Michigan livestock feed four years ago:
ctable levels of PBB in their blood The toxic chemical was passed on to
state residents who consumed meat and
dairy products from the contaminated
Corbett is involved in a two-year
study, scheduled for completion next
year, to determine how PBB affects
cancer production in mice.
"Until we know how powerful or how
weak the toxicant is in long range
studies, women with any measurable
a 'level of PBB" in their blood should re-
frain from breastfeeding," said Cor-
a' WEIL'S STUDY was a joint effort of
the state's three medical schools, in-
cluding Martha Spencer, a University
Hospital doctor, that found no evidence
of sickness among 33 farm children ex-
posed to PBB. Spencer was unavailable
for comment last night.
The Weil study tested mothers who

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