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WASHINGTON (N) - President Ford named a team
of "my guys" yesterday night to manage national secur-
ity affairs, and said, he has a promise of 1976 campaign
support from Vice President Nelson Rockefeller who
announced he will not run with him. ,
Ford pronounced himself happy and optimistic
about the outlook for the administration, U.S. foreign
policy, national security, and his election bid - in the
wake of major personnel changes.
IN A NATIONALLY televised White House news confer-
ence, Ford said repeatedly that his shake-up at the top of the
Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National
Security Council was to install his own people, "the individuals
that I want to work with very, very intimately."
He said he wanted to be sure that U.S. allies and adversaries
knew there would be continuity and stability in American
police before dismantling the lineup of officials he inherited
from Richard Nixon when the former president resigned on
Aug. 9, 1974.
Ford said he is now convinced that has been done.

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"I BELIEVE the team that I've assembled will do a first
class job," he said.
On a day of overhaul for the adminstraton, Ford also an-
nounced that Eliot Richardson, now U.S. .ambassador to Great
Britain will become his secretary of commerce.
These were the lineup changes:
M At the Pentagon, White House chief of staff Donald
Rumsfeld replaces Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger.
Ford said Schlesinger is "owed a great debt of gratitude" but
Rumsfeld is the man he wants.
* At the CIA, George Bush, now U.S. emissary to Peking,
will succeed William Colby, who Ford said, has done an out-
standing job of working with Congress during a difficult period
of intelligence investigations.
0 At the National Security Council, Lt. Gen. Brent Scow-
croft will take over the directorship that has been held by
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Ford said Kissinger "will
have the dominant role in the formulation of and the carry-
ing out of foreign policy," despite relinquishing the dual job.
At Commerce, Richardson, the former attorney general,
replaces Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton. Ford said Morton had

told him he wanted to resign to return to private life and after
the first of the year. He added that he will be calling on Morton
for assistance in the future.
0 Succeeding Rumsfeld, Richard Cheney will become White
House deputy.
"THESE ARE my guys and the ones that I wanted and
I hope and trust that their confirmation will be quick in the
U. S. Senate," Ford said.
He said he does not know when he will name successors to
the diplomatic posts now held by Bush and Richardson. Penta-
gon sources said-Schlesinger was offered the London ambassa-
dorship but declined.
Nor would he speculate on a possible vice presidential
choice for 1976 now that Rockefeller has stepped aside. The vice
president did so in a letter to Ford made public earlier in the
day-without explanation.
BUT FORD insisted that the letter speaks for itself, and
would not discuss Rockefeller's reasons, except to say that the
vice president's move was not prompted by their differences
over federal guarantees to stave off bankruptcy in New York
City. He called those differences "minimal."

ierS onnel
Ford said he didn't pressure Rockefeller to withdraw, but
didn't try to talk him out of it, either. The President said it was
Rockefeller's decision, and "I accepted it."
He said Rockefeller has done a super job and will continue
to do so in the months ahead. "Vice President Rockefeller has
assured me categorically that he will support me in 1976," Ford
said, dismissing an undercurrent of political speculation that
Rockefeller might wind up as a candidate for the presidency
himself.
FORD DECLINED to discuss vice presidential choices in
general, and to say in particular whether he might choose for-
mer California Gov. Ronald Reagan or John C. Connally, the
former Texas governor and secretary of the treasury, for his
1976 ticket.
He said that while he is installing new bosses at the Pen-
tagon and the CIA, he is keeping Kissinger because the secre-
tary of state has done an outstanding job.
Ford also denied the assertions of some congressmen and
Pentagon sources that Schlesinger was forced out because of
policy differences with Kissinger.
See FORD, Page 3

flCUSEE * HAPPENC IYy
Happenings ...
. .happenings are dominated by politics today.
The Teach-in kicks off a full day of lectures at
10:00 a.m. with Chuck Morgan and Frank Donner
speaking about surveillance . . . at 1:30 p.m., the
program continues with Blanch Cook, Steve
Chorover, Dan Georgakas and Beverly Moore
talking about mind control . . . you'd have to have
a split personality to go to everything planned for
4:00 p.m.: Tapson Mawere, Ctr. for Chinese Stu-
dies will speak on China's foreign policy in South
Africa at 200 Lane Hall . . . Carrole Bellows,
Illinois Bar Association president elect, will speak
on politics in the Bar Association at the Lawyers
Club Lounge. She's sponsored by the Women Law
Students Association . . . at 7:30 p.m., the Teach-
in looks toward the future with William String-
fellow, Jeremy Rifkin, Eqbal Ahmad and Herbert
Marcuse. Teach-in sponsors ask for donations and
tickets are required for the evening session .
Women in Communications will meet at 8 p.m. at
1420 Granger to hear the Chicago Defender's Ethel
Payne.
As phony as .. .
The $2 bill is coming back next year after a 10-
year layoff, but don't expect it to buy what it used
to buy. Because of inflation, the new $2 bill will be
worth only about $1.22, compared with the value
of the twos that werenremoved from circulation
in 1966. The government announced yesterday it
will issue the bill on April 3, 1976, the birthday
of Thomas Jefferson, whose portrait will be on the
bill. Treasury officials said they also considered
other prominent persons, including civil rights
leader Martin Luther King and suffragette Susan
B. Anthony, but decided Jefferson was the most
appropriate. "None of the alternative choices are
appropriately and consistently associated with
the bicentennial as is Thomas Jefferson," according
to the Treasury Dept.
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Nixon picks Kennedy
Former President Richard Nixon- is predicting
that Senator Edward Kennedy will win next year's
presidential election, syndicated columnists Row-
land Evans and Robert Novak said yesterday. In
their column, Evans and Novak said: "Richard
Nixon has privately told friends the 'winner of the
1976 presidential election will not be his hand-
picked successor, Gerald Ford, but instead that
habitual non-candidate Senator Edward Kennedy."
Evans and Novak added that this prediction is
consistent with Nixon's awe of the Kennedys ever
since his lossnto John Kennedy in the 1960 presi-
dential election.
CIA defended
The man who is famous for remarking that
"moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue,"
apparently doesn't agree with his fellow congress-
men and senators who are probing the govern-
ment's intelligence agencies. "It is time to halt
the investigations instead of handing out secrets
to our enemies," Senator Barry Goldwater told a
fundraising dinner last weekend. "I don't go along
with the idea that the American people need to
know everything." Goldwater, a member of the
Senate committee investigating the intelligence
gathering agencies, said the publicity surrounding
investigations of the Central Intelligence Agency
has done "a lot of damage."
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On the inside .. .
Arts Page features a review of Bonnie Raitt's
concert in Hill Auditorium last Sunday by Jo

Rocky out
as VP on
'76 ticket
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - Vice Presi-
dent Nelson Rockefeller said
yesterday he does not wish to
run on President Ford's ticket
next year, thus leaving the vice
presidential nomination open to
a tug of war between the Re-
publican right and left.
"After much thought, I have
decided . . . that I do not wish
my name to enter into your
consideration for the upcoming
v i c e presidential nominee,"
Rockefeller said in a letter de-
livered personally to Ford.
PRESIDENTIAL press secre-
tary Ron Nessen, in announcing
the letter, said there was a com-
plete understanding between
Ford and *his vice president and
that the decision was made at
Rockefeller's own initiative.
Although Rockefeller has been
inder heavy attack from the
GOP right wing, the letter gave
no hint of his reasons for step-
ping down or of his own future
pl ns.
Senate Democratic Leader
Mike Mansfield said Rockefeller
called to inform him of the de-
cision and "said he felt reliev-
ed." Asked prior to President
Ford's news conference last
night whether he expected
Rockefeller to run for the presi-
dential nomination, Mansfield
renlied, "No, I think he's had
enough of it."
ROCKEFELLER flirted with
the idea of a presidential bid in
1960 and campaigned for the
GOP nomination in 1964 and
1968.
But Ford's announcement last
night that Rockefeller "has as-
s' red me categorically that he
will support me in 1976" damp-
ened earlier speculation that the
Vice President may challenge
Ford for the nomination next
year.
However, Rockefeller's office
See ROCKEFELLER, Page 3

Officials ush
for Swainson
re signation
DETROIT (UPI)-State Supreme Court Justice John Swainson
found himself under growing pressure to quit his post yesterday
following his conviction Sunday night for perjury.
Swainson secluded himself yesterday but promised a decision
on his future within a few days.
IN LANSING, there were reports that Swainson would resign
shortly, the first justice in state history to quit because of a
felony conviction.
Through his lawyer, Konrad Kohl, Swainson said yesterday
he was making up his mind on his future.
"I think in the very near future, a few daya, he will make
up his mind," Kohl told reporters.
EVEN ASSOCIATES convinced of his innocence said Swain-
son's long public life, which included a term as governor and
10 years as lieutenant governor, ended with his conviction.
Pressure began growing for his resignation within hours of
his conviction late Sunday on three counts of lying to a federal
grand jury during an investigation of bribery conspiracy allega-
tions against him.
In quick succession:
-George Bushnedd, president of the State Bar of Michigan,
called for Swainson's immediate resignation to prevent an erosion
of confidence in the judicial system.
-Bobby Crim, speaker of the House, said Swainson's con-
tinued presence on the high court poses a "problem," but said
he was not ready to launch a campaign to remove him.

AP Photo
STANDING IN front of a large chandelier in th East Room of the White House, President Ford
formally announces the overhaul of his Pentagon, CIA, and National Security Agency leader-
ship during an evening press conference,

Congress expresses concern
over Ford's high-level shake-up

From Wire Service Reports
WASHINGTON - Congress reacted with
surprise and dismay yesterday to news
of President Ford's security shake-up and
the departure of Vice President Nelson
Rockefeller from the 1976 Republican elec-
tion ticket.
The dismissal of Defense Secretary James
Schlesinger and CIA Director W i 11 i a m
Colby sent ripples of shock through t h e
Senate and House where both men, par-
ticularly Schlesinger, are held in high re-
gard.

SENATE Democratic leader Mike Mans-
field (D-Mont.) said he was flabbergasted at
the dismissals.
Ford's chief lieutenant in the Senate,
Hugh Scott (R-Pa.), said he regretted the
move. He described Schlesinger as one of
the ablest men in public office and added
he had the same feeling about Colby.
But Scott reserved his strongest words
for Rockefeller's withdrawal of his can-
didacy for the 1976 Republican vice presi-
dential nomination.

THE SENATOR told reporters that he had
spoken to Rockefeller yesterday morning
and said he believed the Vice President felt
he should relieve outside pressures on Ford.
Many Republicans, particularly those on
the right, have long regarded Rockefeller's
place on the ticket as a liability.
But Scott firmly rejected this argument,
saying, "the Republcans can only win with
a balanced ticket. We had better damn well
have a balanced ticket."
See CONGRESS, Page 2,

-The executive director of the
state Bar Association, Michael
Franck, said he thought the
watchdog Judicial Tenure Com-
mission would take up the
Swainson case "for sure."
-Gov. William Milliken re-
viewed the situation with legal
advisers, but withheld imme-
diate comment.
-His fellow, high court jus-
tices also met to discuss the
case, but refused to comment.
Chief Justice Thomas Kavanagh
said, "At some appropriate
time, we will make a state-
ment."
THE SEVEN-WOMAN, five-
man jury acquitted Swainson on
the bribery conspiracy charge,.
but convicted a co-defendant on
the same charge.
See SWAINSON, Page 3

Kunstiler attacks U.S. police
as repressive, asks reforms

By JIM TOBIN
William Kunstler, veteran de-
fense attorney for America's
radical vanguard, attacked the
nation's police as a "front line
against an advancing line of
have-nots" during last night's
segment of the Ann Arbor
Teach-In.
Kunstler, 56, who was in-
volved in the legal defense of
the Chicago Seven, Angela Da-
vis, the Attica prison inmates,
and the Native American in-
surrectionists at Wounded Knee,

S. D., acted as moderator of a
panel discussion on police re-
pression before a sizable audi-
ence at Hill Auditorium.
SPEAKING TO the weary
crowd of over 1,000 were Black
Panther Party leader David
DuBois, Native American lead-
er Regina Brave Dixon and not-
ed leftist activists Tim Butz and
John Frappier.
Kunstler aroused most of the
fervor of the audience, many
of whom had attended several

hours of workshops and lec-
tures earlier in the day. The
graying, flamboyant attorney
has long symbolized the efforts
of the "counter-culture" to pur-
sue its goals within the estab-
lished legal system.
Raising his fist in greeting
to the cheering crowd, Kuntsler
launched his remarks with a
condemnation of the alleged role
of the police as enforcers of the
"power structure" of the United
States.
"THERE ISN'T a day that
goes by that we don't have some
act of oppression against people
in the ghetto," he declared.
"The police are not the origi-
nators of . . . repression. They
renresent a system (of estab-
lished repression) that instructs

Teach-in, holds rally
By ELAINE FLETCHER
A noon rally to focus attention on the Ann Arbor Teach-in's

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