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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 18

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 24, 1975

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Ozone woes
University scientist Ralph Cicerone yesterday
told a U. S. Senate subcommittee in Washington
that the refrigeration industry must develop new
chemicals to keep things cold because the present
ones are destroying the upper atmosphere, known
as the ozone. Cicerone was one of the first scien-
tists to reveal the danger of fluorocarbons used in
refrigeration and aerosol spray cans.
GEO meets
The Graduate Employes Organization, which
represents some 2,200 teaching fellows and re-
search and staff assistants at the big 'U', held a
membership meeting Monday night . . . and 75
people showed up. GEO President Nancy Conklin
astutely noted that the union will have to organize
into a strong unified group if it wishes to be taken
seriously by the administration. GEO will try an-
other membership meeting next month and maybe
the rank and file will come instead of sitting home
and watching Howard, Frank, and Alex
Don't wrap it, bag it
It reads: "Tahiti - embark on a new adven-
ture." Could it be what's inside the box that Jay
is now bringing down the aisle? Or could it be
what's behind the curtain where Carol Merrill is
now standng? Doubtful - if so, the lucky couple
would have traded away a $1,000 gift certificate
in the Spiegel Catalogue (Chicago, Illinois, 60609),
for the latest line of "south sea" colored condoms.
Colors seem in this year. One manufacturer's
product comes in midnight black, morning blue,
sunset gold, dawn pink, and siesta green. Phil
Harvey of Population Planning Associates, a ris-
ing firm in condom manufacturing, says the ad-
vent of the pill "flattened the growth curve of
condom sales," but condom sales are hardlly limp.
If anything, they have shot up - with over five
million condom users and 750 million condoms sold
annually in the United States, or in the ballpark
of 150 per user per year. In an off the wall com-
ment, "Happy" Harvey spurted, "The Japanese
prefer pastels, soft greens and blues. Black has
done very well in Sweden, and research in Kenya
has shown a strong preference for white." Put
that in your pipe and smoke it.
Ypsi, land of .
At the Ypsilanti City Council meeting Monday
night, the group briefly debated the possibility of
a slogan for the place. Mayor George Goodman
asked Councilman Eric Jackson of the Human
Rights Party if he knew what the Ypsilanti city
slogan was - on the chance they actually had
one. Jackson quickly responded "Where Com-
merce and Education Meet," and added he thought
1 it was "corny". But fellow HRPer Harold Baize
blew the whistle on Jackson by pointing out that
the councilman made the slogan up on the spot.
Goodman let the whole matter drop without fur-
ther comment.
Happenings .. .
lead off with the University Council meet-
ing at 4 p.m. in Rm 2056 of the Frieze Bldg .. -
Pocket billiards pro Jim Rempe will give demon-
strations of the art in the Union at 4 and 8 p.m.
. . . As part of Africa Week, Dennis Brutus will
speak on the "future of Struggle in Southern Af-
rica" at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 100 of the Law Quad
. . .the Washtenaw Democratic Party's County
Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ypsilanti
Township Civic Center . . . in the Rackham Am-
phitheatre at 8 p m. Dudley Randall will speak on
"Small Publishers in the United States" . . . also
at 8 p.m. the Music School's symphony orchestra
will perform in Hill Aud.
Dope note
A Columbian woman who tried to smuggle co-
caine into the United States in her platform shoes
tripped herself up with her heavy heels, when
Customs officials in Houston became suspicious of
the weighty footware. The agents drilled a hole
in one of the shoes, and out spilled a white pow-
der. Altogether the agents scored one and a half
pounds of the stuff - worth nearly $300,000 on the

Lennon lucks out
i ormer Beatle John Lennon yesterday received
a temporary delay in efforts to deport him, the
Immigration and Naturalization Service reported.
He will be allowed to stay here because his wife,
Yoko Ono, is expecting a child. Lennon has ap-
plied for permapent resident status but has been
ruled ineligible because of a previous conviction
in England for possession of marijuana.
On the inside .. .
. " . Edit Page features a test of our readers'
knowledge of city politics with David Weinberg's
CDRS quiz . . . Arts Page has Jeff Sorenson re-
viewing Bruce Springstein's Hill Aud. perform-
ance.. . . and Sports staff writer Rick Bonino pre-
views the Varsity Reserve football team.
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Moore sought arrest

By AP and Reuter
President Ford told aides
yesterday he will not be-
come a hostage to would-
be assassins, while a Demo-
e r a t i o senator dis-
closed that the woman
who tried to shoot Ford in
San Francisco had actually
asked to be arrested lest
she start "testing the sys-
That disclosure promised
congressional controversy
about the protection of the
President, and the Treas-
ury Department announc-
ed an intensified review of
the Secret Service intelli-
gence system for weighing
potential threats to ' the
President, after two as-
sassination a t t e m p t s
against Ford within three
MEANWHILE in San Fran-
cisco, Sara Moore, the chubby-
faced, curly-haired woman ac-
cused of trying to shoot Ford
Monday, was ordered to un-
dergo a battery of psychiatric
tests to determine whether she
is competent to stand trial.
Back in Washington congres-
sional leaders suggested imme-
diate Secret Service protection
for the 1976 presidential candi-
dates, rather than waiting un-
til Jan. 1.
Furthermore, legislation that
would virtually eliminate hand-
guns in the U. S. was introduc-
ed yesterday by Representative
.John Conyers (D-Mich.), chair-
man of the House Judiciary
THE proposed bill would ban
almost all private ownership of
handguns and their manufac-
ture or importation for private
is- use.
See THREATS, Page 2

Fromme Moore

Court finds Froime
mental ly competent
SACRAMENTO, California (Reuter)-A Federal District Court
Judge yesterday found Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme mentally com-
petent to stand trial on charges of trying to assassinate President
The Judge also gave the 26-year-old follower of convicted mass
murderer Charles "Halter-Skelter" Manson permission to repre-
sent herself in court.
BUT JUDGE Thom-s Macbride refused -a defense request for
special jailhouse privileges for From-me, including a desk in her
isolation cell and time to interview witnesses "because of the
seriousness of this crime."
The Judge's decision, in effect, made Fromme and her cur-
rent court-appointed attorney, E. Richard Walker, co-counsel in
the case.
Fromme was examined by a Sacramento psychiatrist, Dr.
James Richmond, who gave his report to the judge Monday. The
report was not released by the court.
"I HAVE concluded the defendant is mentally competent to
understand the nature of the proceedings and assist in her own
defense and therefore she will be permitted to represent herself,"
Macbride said.
However, the Judge imposed some limitations on Fromme and
Walker. Only one of them will be allowed to cross-examine wit-
nesses and make objections.
"I'm not going to have both of you going up and down like
pistons in an engine," the Judge said.
See COURT, Page 7

Uaily Photo by PAULIN: LUB:NS
Springsteen rocks on at Hill
Bruce Springsteen played to a packed house at Hill Auditorium last night. For a review, see
Page 5.

Agencies defy

WASHINGTON (I)-U.S. intel-
ligence agencies ignored a pi esi-
dential order revoking a plan
authorizing illegal domestic spy-
ing, Senate Intelligence Commit-
tee Chairman Frank Church
said yesterday.,
"The decision of the President
seemed to matter very little,"
said Church (D-Idaho).
HE NOTED that the CIA
had illegally opened mail before
the so-called Huston plan was
a p p r o v e d by then-President
Richard Nixon. The Huston plan
authorized what Church said
were illegal wiretaps, mail open-
ings and burglaries.
finads city
life good
Ann Arbor's done it again.
The city has already won
titles as the Dope Capital of the
Midwest, the Harvard of the
Midwest, and the Home of the
World's Marathon Chess Record:
AND NOW it's been rated the
tenth best mid-sized American
city by the Midwest Research
Their survey examineddthe
quality of life in 83 mid-sized
cities with emphasis on eco-
nomic, environmental, political,
social, educational and health
City residents surveyed by the
Daily this week g e n e r aIlly
aereed with their city's high
rating, but complained that it
cost a lot to live in the coun-
try's tenth best city.
ON THE plus side "there are
,ll kinds of neople, cultural ac-
tivities and lots of men," sid
Marcia 1H1ivkema, who teaches
in Detroi+.
But there are also hied rents
and noor marking, :;ie comnl:nn-

But five days later Nixon
yielded to objections from then-
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
and then-Atty. Gen. John Mit-
chell and revoked the plan.
However, the burglaries and
mail openings continued, said
White House aide Tom Huston
testified the intelligence agencies
-not the White House-drew up
the plan which is generally re-
ferred to by his last name.
HUSTON SAID he endorsed
the plan because he thought it
was needed to curb rising do-
mestic violence.
Such violence still exists, Hus-
ton said, pointing to the two ap-
parent attempts in recent days
to kill President Ford. But he
said the disclosures of the
Watergate period have convinc-
ed him that although it involves
a serious risk, intelligence ac-
tivities inside the U.S. must re-
main within the limits of the
Huston has testfied he was
also under the impression that
neither Nixon nor President
Lyndon Johnson knew of the
CIA's Operation Chaos nr: the
FBI's Operation Conintelpro

which were aimed against d
sident groups.
"THE BIG mistake I ma
was that I assumed the integri
of the people involved in the
operations was such . . . th
these types of enormous powe
-would be only be used in ve
limited, narrow circumstances,
Huston said.
"It was my opinion the Four
Amendment of the Constituti
which forbids illegal search a
seizure did not apply in matte
of internal security" because
the inherent right of the Pre
dent to insure domestic securit
Huston said.
He said it is "totally untru
that the Huston Plan was
precursor to the creation of t
White House "Plumbers" toi
vestigate new leaks or to t
Watergate break-in.
In a related development, Se
Richard Schweiker (R-Pa.) a
nounced that Church and con
mittee vice chairman Jot
Tower (R-Texas) have author
ed the committee to study t
CIA's and FBI's c',perati
with the Warren Commission
investigation into the assassin
tion of President John Kenned


Hearst declares SLA drove
her to insanity, used torture

By AP and Reuter
Hearst swore yesterday that she
was driven to insanity by her
alleged Symbionese Liberation
Army kidnappers who tortured
her mentally and physically.
Hearst, in a startling written
affidavit, said she did not will-
ingly join the SLA and had re-
turned to the San Francisco
area to discover whether her
parents still loved her.
SHE SAID the radical band
locked her in a closet for sever-
al weeks, then forced her to help
rob a bank on threat of instant
execution if she disobeyed.
She realized she had been liv-
ing ina fantasy world only when
she was hugged and kissed by
her parents and sisters follow-

ing her arrest last Thursday,
she said.
Hearst's attorney, William
Keller announced yesterday that
federal firearms charges against
her and two SLA comrades
were dismissed yesterday.
BUT HEARST and William
and Emily Harris still face nu-
.merous state charges stemming
from their activity in the Los
Angeles area in spring 1974.
Hearst made her statement in
an affidavit submitted to a court
here which yesterday heard a
request by her lawyers that she
be allowed to go free on bail of
$500,000 so she could return to
her family.
A judge had earlier revoked
the bail on the grounds that she
might vanish again.
See HEARST, Page 7




State overturns conviction

The Michigan State Supreme Court yesterday
overturned the two-year-old conviction of Law-
rence "Pun" Plamondon, co-founder of the radi-
cal White Panthers Party, because police tapped
two telephone calls, used as evidence in his trial,
without warrants.-
The court voted two to one to reverse the July,
1973 conviction of Plamondon and Craig Blazier,
both members of the now-defunct Rainbow Peo-
ple's Party, an offshoot of the White Panthers.
PLAMONDON was sentenced to five years pro-
bation and Blazier to two years probation. Pla-
mondon is now entitled to a new trial.

ment last night, but his former lawyer expressed
relief about Pun's exoneration.
"I'm real happy, obviously," said Hugh "Buck"
Davis, a Detroit attorney who fought Plamondon's
legal battles for several years. "For three years
we went through 14 felonies, which is what they
ended up sticking him with."
DAVIS called the various charges against Pla-
mondon, which ranged from carrying false iden-
tification to littering, "phony."
"As he (Plamondon) began to be associated
with Sinclair (fellow radical leader John Sinclair)
and the White Panthers here, the word went out

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