The Michigan Daily-Thursday, December 8, 1977-Page 7
State rep, area judge
debate juve'nile justice
By JUDY RAKOWSKY
State Representative Lynn Johndahl
and Washtenaw County Juvenile Court
Judge Francis O'Brien exchanged for-
mulas for improving the state's juve-
nile justice system in Michigan in a de-
bate at the Friends Meeting House last
Discussion centered on whether the
juvenile couits should rehabilitate or
punish; the decriminalization of status
offenses (those crimes which are
charged against juveniles but not
adults); and equality of the legal rights
of youths and adults.
O'BRIEN POINTED OUT that until
recently juveniles were not even
allowed to hear their rights upon being
"They are potected by the Supreme
Court, just like adults," he said. Juve-
niles are now also safeguarded by their
attorney and by the right of appeal, he
Johndahl, whose three-year-old
juvenile justice code reform bill is still
being debated in an ad hoc subcommit-
tee, spoke of the rehabilitative role of
the juvenile justice system.
Johndahl said: "Rehabilitation of
juveniles is in the best interest of so-
ciety." He explained that even though
the present juvenile justice system is
not criminal, the results of it are just as
bad as the criminal system.
"Of the 6,000 children held per year in
secure detention pending trial, more
than one third of them are status offen-
Johndahl went on to say that these
youths might be guilty only of truancy
from school, running away from home,
or possession of liquor, yet they're held
over for trial longer than adults ac-
cused of rape or theft.
O'Brien cautioned that courts should
not give up the power to intervene and
exercise its power to remove the
juvenile from soceity. "If the stae
divests itself of the authority to deal
with a youth, a great deal of harm may
Johndahl surmised that criminal
courts should be the last resort for any
juvenile cases. "We can't use the courts
as scapegoats for community problems
and that's what we've done. Let's share
O'Brien's final point reinforced his
view that "people don't have to go,
through court to get service." When
people come to court they are referred
to the social service organization that
might best aid their problem.
Johndahl said increased unem-
ployment causes increased crime, and
pointed out that poor people's children
are more likely to go to prison than
"I'd mortgagetmy house" to keep a
child out of court, he said, "but I have
the resources; others don't."
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Jor-
dan's King Hussein conferred yester-
day with Syrian President Hafez
Assad in the first of a series of Arab
reconciliation sessions that will take
the king to Egypt and both leaders to
Saudi Arabia this week.
Egypt and Syria, allies against
Israel in the 1973 Middle East war,
have split in the past three weeks
over Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat's peace overture to the Is-
The mission by .Hussein, whose
nation is the other Arab "confronta-
tion state" bordering Israel, was
announced only after it was under
way. He flew to a military airport
near Damascus and was greeted
without ceremony by Assad.
The two leaders went immediately
to Assad's residence for five hours of
private talks, where Hussein is
believed to have urged Assad not to
carry opposition to Sadat's peace
drive to the point of no return.
There was speculation here that
Hussein suggested both Syria and
Jordan attend Sadat's peace talks in
Cairo, to begin Dec. 14.
Hussein flew back to Amman, his
capital, last night for an overnight
rest before continuing to Cairo,
where Egypt's official Middle East
News Agency said he would be met
by Sadat today. It said he would then
go to Saudi Arabia.
By R. J.SMITH
With Wire Reports
In a drastic move to obtain salary
fringe benefits, Central Michigan
faculty members have threatened to
strike rather than accept present
university contract terms. They did
not specify, however, when they
would walk off their jobs.
The 594-member faculty associa-
tion has declined university offers to
raise instructors' fringe benefits 23.6
per cent over the next three years,
opting for a package that would
provide a 24.9 per cent increase over
the same period of time. The contract
does not cover teaching assistants.
CHIEF UNIVERSITY negotiator
John Weatherford voiced optimism
that a strike would not be necessary.
"I thought yesterday we were
very, very close. It's a funny time to
strike . . . there aren't any issues;
there's nothing but plain bucks. It's
just a 1.3 per cent difference."
If the strike occurs, it would be the
first such walkout in the university's
history, a fact that has many school
administrators up in arms.
BUT EVEN WITH exams coming
up, studentsarestreating the whole
affair as a Christmas gift from the
school. Sophomore Ken Smith said,
"I don't think people are too con-
cerned with it . . . If exams get
canceled before vacation, they'll just
have them after Christmas, And that
would be too bad!"
"It's kind of been a farce so far,"
said Shawn McCarrey.
"There's talk about going to the'
bar or something while they strike,
so I wouldn't say people are very con-
cerned about it."
CHICAGO (AP) - The National
Council of Bar Examiners says bar
admissions in 1976 reached a record
high for the seventh consecutive year.
The NCBE, an affiliate of the
American Bar Association, says the
total number of people admitted to
practice in 49 states, the District of
Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands was 35,741. Exact ad-
missions figures for Florida were not
available, the NCBE says.
threaten to strike
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thing to do."
"We've had deep respect for the
views of people on the other side of the
issue," he said. "There was no black or
white on this thing. There was a lot of
Sen. Edward Brooke (R-Mass.), who
has led the fight for more permissive
abortion payments language, described
the compromise as discriminatory.
"WE'LL HAVE TO live with it at
least until next year when I'm sure this
issue will be back with us again," he
Despite his reservations, Brooke said
the language does provide "better
coverage for poor, indigent women who
need abortions" than a provision adop-
ted last year. That allowed abortion
payments only when a woman might
die because of a pregnancy.
The abortion question is entangling
some federal employes' paychecks
because the bill that funds the Depar-
proves abortion aid
iments of Labor, Health, Education and authorization for the agencies. Without
Welfare (HEW) and the other agencies an interim funding authorization the
also pays for the Medicaid program, lemployes would receive only one
the government's primary means of week's pay instead of two.
funding poor women's abortions. EARLIER, THE House voted 178 to
The disagreement has delayed 171 against a Senate proposal that
passage of a $60.2 billion appropriations would have ended the four-month-long
bill which was to provide funding for impasse.
the departments during fiscal year It called for abortion payments when
1978. a woman might die because of a full-
THE ABORTION issue was;,the last term pregnancy, in cases of rape or in-
remaining area of disagreement on the cest which are reported promptly to
legislation. The two interim funding law enforcement or public health of-
measures that Congress has passed ficials and where a woman might suffer
since Oct. 1 to insure agency funding serious, long-lasting physical health
have authorized spending at the fiscal damage.
1978 rate, so the agencies have not been The amendment the House finally
losing money by the delay. agreed to, offered reluctantly by Rep.
An interim funding resolution was Bob Micel (R-Ill.), added a
needed by today to ensure full pre- requirement that two physicians certify
Christmas checks for employes with that a woman would suffer serious,
the departments of Labor and HEW long-lasting physical health damage
along with those of 10 smaller agencies. because of a pregnancy before she
The abortion dispute has delayed could become eligible for a federally
enactment of a $60.2 billion funding funded abortion.
the Rnn arbor AIMr cooperative.
TONIGHTI Thursday, December 8
LA MERVEILLEUSE VISITE
(The Marvelous Visit)
(Marcel Carne, 1975) 7 & 9-Aud A
This strikingly beautiful tale of fantasy by the director of CHILDREN OF
PARADISE is based on an H. G. Wells ghost. story. An extraordinarily
handsome boy is found naked and unconscious on the beach. When he
comes to, he claims that he fell from heaven! The film, then, is the
chroncile of the singular bizarre events that occur in the stranger's presence.
"An absolutely unforgettable experience . . . it has a kind of unearthly
beauty!"-Alan Twyman. In French, with subtitles. ANN ARBOR PREMIERE.
FBI suspected plot
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censored to delete material classified
secret or' otherwise exempt from
The material may be of greatest
value for what it shows about the inside
operation of the FBI as the bureau han-
dled one of its most important missions
ever. It is a picture that has emerged
only in vague outline until now.
Two hours after Kennedy was
pronouncd dead in a Dallas hospital at'2
p.m. EST on Nov. 22, Hoover wrote that
he had told the president's brother, At-
torney General Robert Kennedy, that
Oswald was the assassin and that he
had been apprehended near the Texas
School Book Depository where the shots
But on Dec. 12, Hoover confided to his
chief aides that he was troubled by the
conspiracy questions and was unsure
how to resolve them. Reporting on a
conversation with a caller, Hoover
wrote, "I said I personally belive
Oswald was the assassin, that the
second aspect as to whether he was the
only man gives me great concern; that
we have several letters . . . written to
him from Cuba referring to the job he
was going to do, his good marksman-
ship and stating when it was all over, he
would be brought back to Cuba and
presented to the chief."
Hoover continued, "We do not know if
the chief was Castro and cannot make
an investigation because we have no in-
telligence operation in. Cuba." The
reference was to Cuban chief of state
The FBI is restricted to domestic
operations, and the CIA gathers in-
telligence abroad. It was not clear
whether Hoover meant to imply that
the CIA, as well as the FBI, had no
operations in Cuba. During this period,
the FBI maintained liaison with the CIA
although Hoover later severed the
On the same day he wrote of his con-
spiracy questions, Hoover told the State
Department and the CIA he considered
the letter an apparent hoax. But he
asked-those agencies to pass along any
information they might gather about it.
The letter, as translated by FBI agen-
ts, referred to Oswald as "Friend Lee"
and said: "After the affair, I am going
to recommend much to the chief. . . . I
told him you could put out a candle at 50
meters. . . . Leave nothing that could
lead to your trail and when you receive
my letters, destroy them as always.
"After the affair, I will send you the
money and we will see each other in
Miami as always." It was signed Pedro
Hoover reported that another letter
mailed from Havana and addressed to
Robert Kennedy "alleged that Lee
Harvey Oswald assassinated President
Kennedy at the direction of Pedro
Charles, a Cuban agent." The letter
bore the signature of Mario del Rosario
FBI analysts determined that both
letters were prepared on the same
typewriter, signed with the same kind
of pen and ink, and mailed in the
similar envelopes. Because of those
circumstances, "It appears this matter
represents an attempted hoax," Hoover
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The council, which represents 800
non-supervisory registered nurses on
campus, began negotiations with the
University in an all-day session
"Progress was made," said Uni-
versity spokesman Jay Lutz. "We
think it was a productive session.
NEITHER BARRON nor Lutz
would comment on the possibility of a
Barron would not elaborate on the
nurses' specific economic proposals.
However, she said that economics is
one of the "main issues."
Although a date has not been final-
ized for the next bargaining session,
Barron said there is a possibility that
it may be held December 21.
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hundredth times as massive.
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