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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 131

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 3, 1976

10 Cents Eight Pages

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F YOU SEE NEWS HAPPEN CALL75rDAJLY
Dig it
In case you've been wondering what the gaping
hole in front of the UGLI is all about, the Univer-
sity is replacing the building's air-conditioning, or
"Steam Absorption Unit." Energy Management
Engineer Robert Pesko says that the old unit was
worn out and corroded, producing a number of
leaks and other malfunctions. A hole had to be
dug through the basement because the existing en-
trances were not big enough to accommodate the
unit. Pesko says the project should be completed
by summer.
Happenings
. . . start at noon today with a Women's Com-
mission meeting on "Affirmative Action in Engi-
neering," to be held at 214 W. Engineering . .
te Student Counseling Office is offering 15 cent
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches today and any
other Wednesday, at 1018 Angell Hall . . . the Rack-
ham Minority Coalition will stage a protest at the
Rackham Board meeting at 3:00 today in the
Rackham Conference room, protesting the school's
minority funding guidelines . . . the International
Center is sponsoring a series of bi-monthly pro-
grams providing tips for Europe-bound students
this summer, from 3-5 pm. . . . Prof. Ellen John-
son of Oberlin College will lecture on "The Bur-
den of Freedom: Jackson Pollock's Revolutionary
Role in Modern Art" 4:00 in Angell Hall Aud. A
. . . a meeting for prospective Near Eastern Stu-
dies concentrators will be held at 4:00, 443 Mason
Hall . . . Daniel Donigan will speak on "Fifty
Years of Campaigning for Diabetes," at 7:30 in
Community room A of the Briarwood Mall - - -
MSA will meet at 7:30 this evening in 342 Michigan
Union . . . and Prof. Joel Samoff will talk on the
"Conflict in Angola: The Larber Contexts," at 7:30
in Lecture room 1 of the MLB.

CLIPS FRONTRUNNERCARTER

Jackson

takes

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primary

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Judge
preside
murder

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By DAVID WHITING
In the wake of Monday's
naming of two nurses as
prime suspects in the local
Veterans Hospital murder
case, Federal District Court
Judge Phillip Pratt was
named yesterday to decide
when legal testimony relat-
ing to last summer's rash
of mysterious deaths is to
begin. y
Pratt, who refused all com-
ment on the matter saying he
was unprepared to discuss the

issue, was picked to determine
the need for a deposition - a
pre-trial legal statement made
under oath and later used as
evidence - from a crucial pro-
secution witness now dying of
cancer.
DURING AN intensive FBI
investigation into some 50 un-
explained breathing failures and
six suspicious deaths, terminal
cancer patient Richard Neely,
61, identified a suspect he
claims was present when he
was injected with Pavulon -
a potentially lethal muscle re-
laxing -drug normally used dur-

Something for a
rainy day
They say you can't take it with you, but the fed-
eral government is trying anyway. The Federal
Reserve Board is spending nearly $2 million a year
to maintain and guard $4 billion in new currency
inside a Virginia mountain as a hedge against any
nuclear attack that would wipe out the nation's
money, supply. The facility, known as the "Cul-
peper Switch," is located about 80 miles southeast
of Washington. Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis.)
thinks the whole thing is a waste of money. He
says that the $4 billion kept there equals less than
five per cent of the nation's money supply, "hardly
adequate to restore a destroyed money supply even
if the distribution problem could be solved." Prox-
mire added that at least $650,000 is spent each year
to maintain an elaborate telecommunications sys-
tem at Culpeper to keep the facility in daily touch
with the nation's biggest banks. So, rest assured
that if we all evaporate i nam ushroom cloud, our
legacy will be preserved by a cadre of very rich,
and highly radioactive bankers.
No idle threat
Editors of the Dallas Times Herald say they had
no choice but to publish a story naming a former
petroleum engineer as a Soviet spy, despite the
man's threats to kill himself if the report was
printed. Norman Rees, 69, was found shot to death
in his Southbury, Conn. home this weekend soon af-
ter the Times Herald ran a copyrighted story say-
ing that the former Mobil engineer admitted sell-
ing information to Soviet intelligence agents from
1942 to 1971. In 1971, according to the story, the
FBI convinced Rees to become a double agent.
The Times Herald said the story was developed
over a three-month period during which Rees flew
to Dallas twice for interviews. "If in our judge-
ment," said Executive Editor Ken Johnson, "a
story is newsworthy and supported by the facts,
it is our policy to publish. In this instance, it was
decided that the story could not be suppressed,
even in the face of Mr. Rees' threat."
0!
A star is born
It was probably only a matter of time, but Patty
Hearst has emerged as the central character in
a play nearing the end of its premiere run at An-
tioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Its pro-
ducers think they might have a hot property on
their hands, and they hope to take it on the road.
The play, entitled "Hearst," is a three-hour syn-
thesis of fact. and fiction in which the audience
sits on mattresses and carpets "inside" an SLA
hideout, with members of the cast walking among
them.
On the inside...
Editorial page features a Pacific News Service
story on Japanese reatcion to the Lockheed scan-
dal . . . Arts page has Mitch Dunitz's review of
"Sherlock Holmes," a play currently in Detroit
and starring Leonard Nimoy . . . And on Sports
page Henry Engelhardt profiles cager star Lydia
Sims.
On the outside..
Will it get warm todav? A strrm rrWin iist

Colson claims new
life in Christ; talks
of Watergate scandal

By JEFFREY SELBST
Charles Colson, once special
counsel to former President
Richard Nixon and a convicted
felon in the Watergate trials,
has found Jesus Christ.
Speaking last night before a
crowd of 400-500 people in the
Union Ballroom, Colson dealt
mainly with his religious con-
version, touching briefly on Wat-
ergate and the last days of the
Nixon administration.
HE OPENED with a warning
to those in the audience with
tape recorders to takencare be-
cause "I wouldn't want there
to be any gaps in the tape."
This provoked instant applause,
and Colson rode the crest of ap-
proval with several other jokes
about his past life.
Growing serious, Colson told
the story of his final departure
from Washington in 1972. He
spoke of being "immenselytir-
ed," but in retrospect discover-
ed a feeling a "spiritual empti-
ness."
Colson said that a friend of
his, Tom Philips, had recently
undergone a religious conver-
sion and had become more self-

ing surgery.
Neely named then-hospital Re-
gistered Nurse Leonara Perez
as responsible for the injection
amidst speculation that a psy-
chotic killer had been methodi-
cally murdering intensive care
patients in the hospital.
His accusation against Perez
became official Monday when
the brief requesting the deposi-
tion was filed in U.S. District
Court in Detroit by Richard De-
lonis, who is chief of the crim-
inal division in the Federal pro-
secutor's office.
DELONIS said yesterday that
he (Neely) picked her (Perez)
ot from a stack of photographs.
We also had a line-up which
Perez and Narcisco were in and
picked out."
The deposition, if approved by
Judge Pratt, was described yes-
terday by the suspects' attorn-
ey, Thomas O'Brian. as a "mini-
trial" involving Neely's testi-
mony, a presiding judge, the
prosecution and cross-examina-
tion by the defense. The event
would be video-taped for j u r y
viewing should a trial e v e r
take place.
Delonis defended the deposi-
tion request - a highly unusual
prosecution move - yesterday
saying, "Neely's got something
to say and we're just looking to
preserve his testimony. He is
ill. He could conceivably be out
of the picture . . . dead or in-
firmed . . . by the time a trial
takes place."
NEELY, who has left the hos-
pital's intensive care unit to re-
side with relatives in Oceola,
Ind., could not be reached for
comment yesterday, and VA of-
ficials declined to comment on
his present state of health.
O'Brien stated yesterday that
his two major arguments
against the deposition will cen-
ter around Neely's credibility as
a witness and the uniqueness of
the request.
Narciso's and Perez's attorn-
ey pointed out that "until a few
months ago only the defense
could ask for a deposition. Even
when they ruled that the prose-
cution could make such a re-
quest, the whole ruling o n I y
talked about formal charges be-
ing made" against the defend-
ents.
See JUDGE, Page 8

-NASA
TWO SPACE COLONIES orbit between earth and the
moon in this artist's rendering of one of Princeton Prof.
Gerard O'Neill's models. The rotating cylinders could
accommodate populations over 200,000 living in an Earth-
like setting. The rings around the cylinder are agricultural
stations, and the long panels jutting out are mirrors,
reflecting sunlight to the colony inside.
FUITRE WO L S LEC T t RE.
_M k
Utorria
to to outer flwe.
By JEFF RISTINE
Judging from its name alone, L- does not sound like a
terribly exciting place to live.
But if Princeton Prof. Gerard O'Neill has his say, that's
where nations, or perhaps private industry, will construct
huge, utopian colonies-240,000 miles from earth.
SPEAKING TO a Future Worlds audience of some 1,000
persons yesterday afternoon, O'Neill outlined his two-year-old
proposal for the space communities which he says could
drastically defray problems of overpopulation, energy short-
ages and pollution.
The space colonies, he said, also offer "the opening of
new human options," both in body and spirit. Using present
technology, the space shuttle system of the 1980's and
minerals from the moon, the first colony could be ready in
See PROF, Page 8

Ford
trounces
Reagan
Carter wins
'in Vermont'
From Wire Service Reports
BOSTON -- Sen. Henry
Jackson won the Massachu-
setts presidential primary
election last night, beating
a crowded Democratic field'
and clipping the frontrun-
ners' wings from Georgia's
Jimmy Carter.
Carter won over two oth-
er entries in the snowbound
Vermont primary, where
Jackson was not entered.
But he was fourth, far back,
in the Massachusetts main
event.
PRESIDENT FORD Won eas-
ily in Vermont-, where Republi-
can challenger Ronald Reagan
was not on the ballot, and in
Massachusetts, where he was.
But center stage belonged to
the Democrats after a stormy,
snowy, election night.
And Jackson's victory in
Massacbusetts, where he was
polling 23 per cent of the vote,
pointed to a wide open Demo-
cratic scramble in the presiden-
tial primaries to come.
ALABAMA Gov. George Wal-
lace was running second in Mas-
sachusetts and said he consid-
ered that a victory in alien ter-
ritory.
Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona
was in third place and said he
considered it a win, too, posi-
See JACKSON, Page 2
B U L LE T I IN
BOSTON UP) -- Here are tht,
vote totals for the major candi-
dates as of 1:50 a.m. this morn-
ing in the Massachusetts Demo-
cratic presidential preference
primary with 1,512, or 71 per
cent, of the state's 2,187 pre-
cincts reporting:

Colso n

Jackson
Wallace
Udall
Carter
Shriver
Harris
Bayh
McCormack
Shapp

109,680,23 per cent
81,755-18 per cent
80,185-17 per cent
68,018-15 per cent
35,807-- 8 per cent
34,689-- 7 per cent
21,802- 5 per cent
15,622- 3 per cent
13,721- 3 per cent

assured. After much internal de-
bate, he added, he finally real-
ized the 'truth' in what Philips
had to say, and began his pro-
cess of conversion.
See FORMER, Page 2

No Preference 6,269 1 per cent

BUILDING 'GRASS-ROOTS' SUPPORT:

Peddling

Wallace

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Ypos

By MIKE NORTON
Campaign workers for presidential hopeful George Wallace
have learned from their mistakes and are concentrating on building
up a firm grass-roots foundation for their candidate in Washtenaw
County.
Some supporters of the Alabama governor are working out of
a tiny storefront in Ypsilanti, hustling Democrat Party member-
ships to potential Wallace backers in order to pack more punch
at this year's Democratic Caucus. They still have painful memories

of 1972-the year Wallace delegates to the National Convention
cast their votes for George McGovern.
"WE JUST didn't do our work in the precincts," said the
county officer for the Wallace campaign, Stan Carter. "This year
it's a different story."
Carter, a minister who has worked for Wallace's candidacy
since 1968, is confident about Michigan's May primary. "We're
doing well in Washtenaw and Monroe, and Wayne County's pretty
well organized," he said.
Carter considers Wallace a strong candidate because of what
he called his "widespread popular appeal on the main issues."
These are, contends the Yysilanti Township minister, "forced
busing, the killing of unborn children" and "the so-called Equal
Rights Amendment." And Wallace, he adds, "alone out of all the
Democrats," has come out strongly against all three.
CARTER THINKS Wallace's biggest challenges will come from
former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter and Washington Senator
Henry "Scoop" Jackson.
"But Michigan has never been a good place for strong liberals,"
he added.
Carter also sees a formidable obstacle in the violent opposition
of organized labor to Wallace's candidacy.
"The union bosses don't like Governor Wallace, but luckily the

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