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Tuesday, March 1, 1917
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
DAILY DIGEST 'MARCH ,1977
TOKYO - China, the world's
most populous nation, says it is1
successfully limiting growth by
following the birth control ad-
vice of the late Mao Tse-tung
and not his disgraced widow.
Neighboring India, the second
most populous nation, mean-
while is abandoning a steriliza-
tion program under political
THE CHINESE rate of popu-1
lation growth "has gone down
year by year since 1965 necause
of the promotion of birth con-
trol," Hsinhua, the official Chi-
nese news agency, said over the
It said annual growth rates of
2.5 per cent in Hopei and Kiang-
su provinces in 1965 had dropped
to around one per cent, while
the populous cities of Shanghai
and Peking showed rates below
0.6 per cent.
The agency gave no figures
for China as a whole. No exact
figure has been given on China's
ponulation, but Hsinhua and
other publications usually set it
at 800 million.
HSINHUA SAID China's-late
Communist Chairman Mao Tse-
tung "paid great attention to
family planning. He pointed out
that mankind should control its
population, which shouli grow
in a planned manner."
It said the late Premier Chou
En-la often offered advice to
workers in the field cf birth
control and maternity care and
noted that Hua Ko-feng, the
present party chairman, had
issued many important diec-
tives on the subject.
The agency accused former
president Liu Shao-chi, late de-
fense minister Lin Piao and the
so-called "Gang of Four" led
by Mao's widow, Chiang Ching,
of spreading "feudal, bourgeois
and revisionist views no mar-
riage and childbirth."
Chiang Ching, it said, "even
opposed the use of films to pub-
licize late marriage, birth con-
trol and related sicentific knowl-
KHARTOUM, The Sudan-The
Presidents of Egypt, Syria and
Sudan yesterday signed a joint
declaration setting up a unified
political command for the three
"This is the nucleus of a great
unionist structure . . for con-
fronting the challenges facing
the Arab nation," Syrian Presi-
dent Hafez Assad said.
THE DECLARATION "af-
firms the will and determina-
tion of the Arab nation, to pre-
serve its sovereignty and inde-
pendence," Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat said.
The signing came at the end
of a two-day conference group-
ing the three Presidents, who
discussed closer policy coordi-
by then-President Gerald Ford
before any charges were handed
FORMER ATTY. GEN. John
Bar reinstates Mitchell,, whose conviction' for
obstructing justice in the Water-
Nixon aide gate coverup is being app-tled
to the Supreme Court, was dis-
WASHINGTON - Robert Mar- barred in New York and sus-
dian, free of legal entanglement pended from the Supreme Court
/An Watergate, again enjoys the bar in 1975.
right to practice law but seven Former Nixon White House
other attorneys who were linked aide John Ehr!ichman was dis-
to the political scandal, includ- barred in the state of Washing-
ing former President Richard ton while ex-White House aide
Nixon, remain barred from such Charles Colson lost the privi'ege
Iwork. to practice law in Virgin to and
Mardian, who was an assist- the District of Columbia.
ant attorney general in Nixon's - Also disbarred were former
administration before becomig Nixon administration officils
an official of the Committee for John Dean, Virginia and the
the Re-Election ofitetPresidentDistrict of C o 1 u m b i a; Egil
in 1972, was reinstated as a Krogh, Washington state; and
member of the Supreme Court-G. Gordon Liddy, New York.
bar yesterday. *
affecting the more heavily popu-
lated coastal areas of the state
from the lawsuit.
THE GOVERNMENT position
was outlined in a memorandum
filed in U.S. District Court in
With Justice Department rep-
resentation, the Penobscot and
IPassamnaquoddy tribes filed suit
seeking $300 million in damages
on grounds that 12.5 million
acres of land was unjustly taken
from them in the 18th century..
The Interior Department last
month recommended that the
government also seek return of
the land to the tribes plus $300
a negotiated settlemen would be!
a far better solution than leng-
thy proceedings through the
courts. He said the tribes ac-
cept that view.
CADILLAC - The contamina-
tion of Michigan livestock with
the toxic chemical PBB result-
ed from "willful, wanton and
intentional acts" of negligence
by the chemical's manufacturer
lyn, made the charges during --
opening remarks in the Wexford j THE MICIGAN DAILY
County Circuit Court trial of the Volume LXXXVHNo.,152
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Named in the suit are the
chemical's manufacturer, the
Michigan Chemical Co. of St.
Louis, Mich., and Farm Bureau
Services, sprimary distributor of 9 . I
the tainted feed and operator of
a feed plant where the mixup
million in back rent and dam-| and feed distributor, an attorney
ages. The court had given the. in Michigan's first PBB trial
Justice Department until March said yesterday.
1 to outline its views. Paul Greer, an attorney for l
Assistant Atty. Gen. Peter ; Missauqee County dairy farmer
Taft said he has concluded that' Roy Tacoma and his wife, Mari-
Egypt and Syria set up a LOWER COURTS already had
joint political command last granted Maridan, a 53-year-old
Deember to coordinate their Phoenix resident, permission to
policies with the aim of eveatual resume his legal career. Mar-
political unity. dian's conviction for participat-
* * * ing in the Watergate coverup
Rhodesian conspiracy was overturned last
October by a federal appeals
missionares court, and government proiecu-
tors say they will not seek a'
SALISBURY, Rhodesia - Mis- new trial.
sionaries along the guerrilla- Nixon was disbarred in New
infested border of Rhodesia are York and resigned from the
facing a conflict of conscience- California bar. He also resigned
should they inform on the guer- in 1975 from the Supreme Court
rillas or not. Either way they bar, where membership gives
face grave danger. an attorney the right -to prac-
The issue was spotlighted lest tice before the nation's highest
week when a Rhodesian appeals court. -
court upheld a one-year sen- Nixon was never charged with
tence against Roman Catholic any criminal act in Watergate,
Bishop Donald Lamont of Um- having been granted a pardon
WASHINGTON - Presidentj
Carter will appoint a representa-j
tive to negotiate legislation
awarding d a m a g e s to two
Maine Native American tribes
for thousands of acres of land
taken from them nearly two
centuries ago, the Justice De-
partment disclosed yesterday.
While the negotiations are in
progress, the department willi
continue legal action on behalf,
of the tribal claims to interior
lands in Maine. But with the
agreement of tribal officials, the
government will drop the *laims
AVOID THE FREEZE'
tali-one of the most vocal cri-
tics of the white government-
on charges of failing to inform
on guerrillas or urging others
to do so.
THE 65-YEAR-OLD Northern
Ireland-born bishop will not go
behind bars, however. The gov-
ernment -decided to deport him
in what was officially called an
effort to deny Lamont "spec-
The Dilemma the missionaries
face when guerrillas come to
them for food or medicine is
not just a moral one.
A magistrate in the garrison
town of Umtali who recently
sentenced two black Catholic
clerics to a year in jail each for
not informing on "terrorists"
sirrned up the missionaries'
"If they complied with the
law, they were at the mercy of
the terrorists. And if they didn't
they would be punished by the
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