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Y nVol. LXXXIX, No. 15-S
Tuesday, May 22, 1979
Sixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents

nment has reas
criticism of its
short yesterday
blown crisis.
Foreign Mini
ference that Ir
Thursday's Sen
executions and
That realizat
Iranian Foreign
United States to
Tehran, signal

U.S. criticism triggers Iranian anger
an (AP) - Iran's revolutionary gover- criticism. ship with the deposed shah.
cted swiftly and angrily to American THE STATE Department was conciliatory yester- THE SENATE RESOLUTION
Islamic justice system, but it stopped day as spokesman Kenneth Brown appealed for Iran to Jacob Javits, (R-N.Y.), hit in
of letting the conflict become a full- accept the new ambassador and said, "We believe we Splashed by newspapers, it-drew
should put the past behind us. from revolutionary militants fo
ster Ibrahim Yazdi told a news con- "We support the revolution's objectives of freedom, executions after years of allegedE
an recognized a difference between justice and democratic institutions for the Iranian executions under the shah.
ate resolution that condemned Iranian people. They will not be easy to achieve but we wish the Javits was also attacked pers
the overall U.S. government policy on new government well." Israel and for public relations w
President Carter announced on April 24 that he plan- for the state Iranian airline, Iran.
tion, however, did not prevent the ned to send Walter Cutler, former ambassador to In Washington, Senate lea
Ministry on Sunday from asking the Zaire, to Tehran as a replacement for Ambassador resolution. Majority Leader Rob
delay sending its new ambassador to William Sullivan, who was called home April 4 for
ing a formal protest of the Senate "consultations." Sullivan had a close working relation- See U.S., Pag

, introduced by Sen.
Iran like a bomb.
immediate criticism
r spotlighting recent
Senate indifference to
onally for his ties to
ork his wife once did
ders defended the
ert Byrd of West Vir-
e 2


Oil execs say gas
squeeze caused by
crude oil shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil company
executives denied withholding gasoline
from the market to await higher prices
yesterday, and blamed the nation's
gasoline squeeze on a lack of crude oil.
Meanwhile, administration
spokesmen testifying before the same
congressional committee blamed tight
crude oil supplies on unrest in the
White House press secretary Jody
Powell said Congress was primarily
responsible for the nation's current
gasoline problems and that President
Carter was getting too much of the
DEPUTY ENERGY Secretary John
O'Leary told a Senate hearing that
shortages may be eased somewhat if
Iran increases its oil production. He
said there is a chance Iran might export
an additional 200,000 to 300,000 barrels a
day to the United States.
But such an increase, O'Leary added,
would only make the country "more
comfortable" in a time of continuing
shortage. O'Leary and executives of

Daily Photo by LA UDELSUN
Guest mayor
Port Huron Mayor Timothy Lozen took Ann Arbor Mayor Louis Belcher's place
as part of Mayor Exchange Day. Lozen opened the City Council meeting last
night. Earlier in the day, he received the key to the city, had lunch with the
Kiwanis Club and toured Ann Arbor. Lozen was presented with a sketch of Ann
Arbor's train station at the City Council meeting. See the City Council story,
Page 3.

San Francisco jury convicts White

five major oil companies testified
before a Senate Energy subcommittee
studying the present shortages.
Senators told the officials that they,
like exasperated motorists in gasoline
station lines, wanted an answer to the
question of whether gasoline is being
held back to bid up the price.
House panel
says A-pla nt
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chair-
man of a House inquiry into the Three
Mile Island nuclear accident said
yesterday the same type mishap "is
likely at any time" at another nuclear
power plant.
Rep. James Weaver, (D-Ore.), made
the assertion in presenting a report by
his panel suggesting that equipment
and instrument failure played a much
greater role in the March 28 accident
than operator error.
Meanwhile, the House approved and
sent to the White House a measure
giving broad powers to the special
commission named by President Car-
ter to investigate the nuclear accident.
unanimously, gives the commission the
power to subpoena and put witnesses
under oath and to inspect certain
Commission members last week
suspended hearings into the accident
until it had obtained the power. The
Senate passed the bill on Friday.
"Such an accident not only could
happen again but it is likely to at any
time," Weaver told members of a
House Interior subcommittee. "Three
Mile Island has proved the extreme
vulnerability of nuclear power."
See HOUSE, Pages

White, the one-time city supervisor,
police officer and fire fighter who ad-
mitted the City Hall slayings of Mayor
George Moscone and Supervisor Har-
vey Milk, was convicted of voluntary
manslaughter in their deaths yester-
The two verdicts from the seven-
woman, five-man jury were a major
victory for the defense, which had con-
ceded that White killed the mayor and
Milk, but claimed White was mentally
ill at the time.
White, who could have been senten-
ced to death if convicted of murder,
now faces a prison term ranging from
just under five years to slightly less
than eight years.
THE JURY deliberated for six days,
returning often to re-hear evidence,
beforereturning its verdicts.

White bowed his head when the first
verdict - that in Milk's death - was
read, and there was a collective gasp
from the packed, 92-seat courtroom.
Then the 32-year-old White looked at
his wife, Mary Ann, who was weeping in
the front row of the spectator section.
At least three jurors wiped tears from
their eyes.
NO DATE WAS set for sentencing,
but Superior Court Judge Walter
Calcagno set a June 19 deadline for a
pre-sentencing report.
White had been charged with murder
in the November 1978 shootings of the
49-year-old Moscone and the 48-year-old
Earlier yesterday, the jury returned
to the courtroom for two hours to
rehear the testimony of Dr. Roland
Levy, the only psychiatrist to testify for
the prosecution.

LEVY SAID White had the mental
capacity to premeditate the killings and
harbor malice - requirements for a
murder conviction. Four other
psychiatrists testified for the defense,
saying White was depressed and had a
diminished mental capacity.
It was the sixth time the jurors retur-
ned to the courtroom since receiving
the case last Wednesday. They asked to
rehear testimony four times and twice
asked to rehear the legal distinctions
between murder and manslaughter.
White was considered the strongest
advocate of law and order on the 11-
member Board of Supervisors. He was
elected from a largely blue-collar
neighborhood in November 1977, and
quit his job as a San Francisco fire
fighter. His $9,600 salary as supervisor
was half of his fire fighter's pay.

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