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Wednesday, December 8, 1976





Mandel case
ruled mistrial
BALTIMORE (AP) - A mis- W. Dale Hess, Ernest Cory Jr.
trial was declared yesterday in and brothers William and Harry
the political corruption case of Rodgers III were accused of
Gov. Marvin Mandel and four violating the federal antiracke-
others, but federal prosecutors teering statute in a p'urported
said they "will naturally seek scheme involving nail fraud
a prompt retrial." ' and bribery.
U.S. Dist. Judge John Pratt The co-defendants provided
agreed with defese lawyers Mandel gifts and business- inter=
who argued jurors might be af- ests in return for his alleged
fected by a television newscast effort to get the 1972 General As-
thev saw about alleged attempts sembly to legislate benefits for
at jlrv tampering in favor of Marlboro Race Track, which
the defendants. the others secretly purchased
on Dec. 31, 1971, prosecutors
PRATT'S DECISTON came as charged.
preceedings entered their 92nd The government declined to
day, say how much the trial cost
There may have been other so far. Lawyers not connected
instances in which jurors heard with the trial estimated defense
of the alleged fixing, Pratt said, costs of about $1 million.
a-d that combined with the tele- ,

.~ Scientits aknowledge firs
t. caseof win;fluin isc

(Continued from Page 1)
contradictory to the throat cul-
ture findings because the anti-,
bodies build only gradually af-
ter the illness occurs.
Three CDC epidemiologists'
have gone from Concordia to:
Brodhead, a small south-centralI
Wisconsin town, to check Har-
ris and other area persons who'
have shown symptoms of res-
piratory illness, Berreth said.j
indication that there is exten-
sive upper respiratory illness
in that area," he said.
Recent blood specimens from:
the farm worker are being test-
ed at the CDC, and a blood!
sample taken while he was ill'
is on its way to Atlanta, Ber-
reth said.
The swine flu case suffered,
by Harris, 23, was diagnosed by,
Dr. Bernard Easterday, a Uni-
versity of Wisconsin influenza
expert who had gone to the
Brodhead farm to check an out-
break of swine flu among hogs
that several- of the hogs had
contracted the disease.
Some Wisconsin officials have
speculated that Harris caught
the disease by working with the
hogs, but the source of his
swine flu case has not been
positively determined, Berreth
The source of the Missouri
telephone lineman's apparent

case also is undetermined, Ber- The number of inoculations in-
reth said. creased the week after Hardi-
son's apnarqnt swine flue case
"THERE'S NO evidence of a was reported but dropped back
spread of swine flu in the Con- the next week.
cordia area," he said. Federal officials had hoped
Slightly more than 30 million to inoculate all Americans 18
Americans had been inoculated years and older in a $135'mil-
against swine flu by Nov. 27, lion immunization program be-
according to the latest national gun after the disease struck
figures available through the Army recruits at Ft. Dix, N. J.,
CDC. last winter, killing one.
The-University of Michigan will offer a Mini-
Course, No. 414, entitled "Undernutrition and
Overnutrition" which is organized by Dr. Stan-
ley Garn. The class will meet Wednesday at 3-5
from January 12 to February 23. Registration
for the course is through Drop-Add. For permis-
sion to register or more information contact
Sharon Carlson at 341 Victor Vaughn or call

vision incident Fridav evening
made it impossible for Mandel
and the others to get a fair trial.
"It's just a shock that it's
over." said one juror who
wouldn't give his name.
"I WOULD LIKE to have seen
it go the whole way through
myself," said another, Larry
Straitiff, 26. "We heard the
prosecution. We should have
heard the defense. We heard one
side; we ought to be able to
hear the other side. We didn't
ask to come down here. Once
here, we felt we should finish
'Mandel said he was stupned
by Pratt's decision but added1
the judge had no alternative.'
"I really feel we were just
starting to present evidence in
the case that would vindicate
ne completely from these
charges," the governor said.
"The evidence would show there:
fwas absolutely nothing to it (the
government's {ase)."
MANDEL AND co-defendantsj

sequestered at the Lord Balti-
more Hotel last Wednesday
night after dismissing one juror,
Oscar Sislen, who reported he
had been offered $10,000 to hold
out for a verdict of innocent.
Two days after Sislen was dis-
missed, the prosecution dis-
closed the alleged bribery of
Sislen and a fix offer made to1
Arnold Weiner, Mandel's chief
counsel, 15 days into the trial.
Wilter Weikers, a 67-year-oldt
Baltimore furniture salesman,
was charged with obstruction
of justice in the Sislen incident.
He was released on $100,000 bail.
G O V E RNMENT documents
show a Cinnaminson, N.J., man,
Charles Neiswender, also known
as Lee Anderson, was arrested
in the Weiner incident Nov. 5,
charged with jury tampering;
and released Nov. 15 after Pratt
granted a prosecution motion to:
drop the charge.
The chief prosecutor in the
case, Barnet Skolnik, said the
case has not been closed.

AP Photo
Putting on the dogA
The dogs around Albuquerque don't even think of intruding on this kitty's corner. Although
the grizzled tomcat with the chewed ear likes the humans who frequent his master's shop, he
likes nothing better than a good dogfight.
report proposes
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Security Council
re-elects Waldheim

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been expected.
IT IS CUSTOMARY to conduct
as many ballots as necessary
until a candidate receives at
least nine of the 15 council votes'
without a negative vote from
any of the five permanent
powers-China, United States,
S o v i e t Union, Britain and
Diplomats said the first ballot
vote for Waldheim was 13-1 with
1 abstention, presumably Pan-
ama. They said the vote for
Echeverria was 4-4 with 7 ab-
stentions the first time and 3-5
with 7 abstentions on the second
Echeverria, who finished his
six-year term as president of
Mexico last week and could not
succeed himself, had long had
his eye on the U.N. job.
WALDHEIM has been an ac-
tive, globe-trotting secretary-
general, usually willing to speak,
out on issues that bother him.
In 1972, he incurred the wrath
of former President Richard
Nixon when he expressed con-
cern lest U.S. air raids in North
Vietnam endanger dikes and
provoke a possibly calamitous
flood. Later, he complained bit-

terly thit his willingness to help
end the war was being ignored.
At the Paris peace conference
he was given only a ceremonial
In 1974, Aomie senior U.S. dip-
lomats didn't like the red carpet
treatment accorded Palestine
guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat in
his first speaking appearance at
the United Nations. Waldheim
said he was not responsible, that
it had been done by the General
Assembly leadership.
THE UNITED States and some
other Western countries have
also felt he was sometimes too
quick to support the Third World
against the industrialized West.
Besides Echeverria, other can-
didates mentioned before this
year's balloting were Ambassa-
dor Hamilton AmerasInghe of
Sri Lanka, who is president of
the General Assembly; Javier
Perez de Cuellar of Peru, Wald-!
heim's special representative in
Cyprus; and Carlos Ortiz de!
Rozas, Argentina's ambassador1
to the United Nations.
Amerashinghe and Ortiz de
Rozas were also candidates in
1971. Ortiz de Rozas received
more affirmative votes than
Waldheim but was vetoed by the


(Continued from Page 1) er and reduce the impact of the AMY BLUMENTHAL, MSA
amine the contents of their files, ( recommendation because it's not vice-president, said it was "good
challenge inaccurate informa- 'candid' or can sign away a to have students, faculty and
tion contained in them, append basic right to see his or her staff on the review commit-
comments to the file, and with- files," Luker said. . ' , tee," but wanted to know "what
hold information "not needed by "The University should not the ratio's going to be."
the University in the perform- request confidential recommen- She also expressed concern
ance of its responsibilities." dations under any circumstanc- about how student members{
These rules also closely paral- es," he commented., would be chosen. "The stu-
lel existing federal law - in this 'dents should be picked by stu-
case, provisions of the Family "THERE IS SOME coercion dents. MSA should do it, and
Educational Right and Privacy here," conceded Samual Plice, i they should be very careful to
Act of 1974, known as the "Buck- Director of Administrative Sys- get minorities and women," she
ley Amendment" after the for- tems Planning and chairman added.
mer New York senator who of the study committee. "I The report of the study com-
sponsored it. They would ex- really don't know any way out mittee is unclear on how the
tend these rights to staff as of that. What you have here members of the review commit-
well as students. is conflicting rights of privacy tee would be selected. On study
on the part of the writer and,' group member suggested that
ONE POINT OF dispute over the student," he said. 'student government and the
the guidelines - and the Buck- All University vice-presidents Senate Assembly might send
ley Amendment which they ec- land their advisory committees, nominees to the administration,
ho - is the provision for stu- as well as the Senate Assem- which would then make the fi-
dents to "waive" the right to bly Committee on University Af- nal selection.
see letters of recommendation fairs (SACUA), are being ap- On controversial and diffi-
placed in their files after Janu- proached by Rhodes' office for cult matters, it would have to
ary 1, 1975. reaction, defer to the administration and
"The waiver benefits all par- "Most verbal comments. so. Regents, anyway," said com-
ties," according to Associate far have been favorable," ac- mittee member Donald Lelong,
LSA Dean Bernard Galler, who cording to Rhodes. The response director of the Office of Admin-
served on the study committee. has come mostly from other istrative Planning and Analysis.
Galler said that confidential 'U' vice-presidents up to now, "Ultimately, all committees are
recommendations are likely to he added. advisory."
>e taken more seriously by those ~- - -
vho have to evaluate a stu-
ent's records. "I prefer the
:onfidential record," he said.
embly (MSA) President Calvin
Luker strongly disagreed:
"The waiver puts a student
;eeking a recommendation in
in untenable position. The stu- 215 N. Main Cl Ann Arbor 1 663-7758
lent can refuse to sign the waiv-

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