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hursday, May 10, 1973


Page Threei

nti-wa de fen dant cals tria
circus' as press entr a
yp ctator

TV Center goes color
A University Television Center camerawoman shoots two players acting out a sequence of
series is one of the new productions being taped in color by the Center. Previously all tapi
New color equipment was purchased by the University early this year and according to Da
tor, it adds a "whole new dimension to television." Tapes made b ythe Center are leased ou
educational media as a public service,

o"wn trial
MADtiSfN U Karleton Armstrog, a"
csoed f arso and nrder in the 1970
ant war bombi'a of a University of Wis-
cousin (UW) btit ling, has accused the
prosecution of trestig phim like an animal
u it, a circils arena.
"I don't want to be a sp'ctator at my
mowinstri'' " Arstr'ng said in a f1-minute
the errmer U --,rsity of Wis-onsin stu-
lent teilephlned The Associated Press
Tuesday' in defiance of an injunction
~ 'hih har him from discussing the case
with members of the press.
Armsrong, 27, niw hel lin Dane County
Daly Photo by TERRY McCARTHY Jail in lieu of 4Sf000 bail, was indicted
in the bombing of UW's Army Mathema-
tics Research Center following antiwar
a Dickens drama. '[he Dickens demonstrations. Robert Fassnacht, a re-
ng was done in black and white. search physicist working in a laboratory,
ve Friedo, public relations direc- was killed it the predawn explosion.
it to television stations and other Armstrong was arrested in Toronto, Ont.,
after 18 months on the FBI's list of most-
wanted fugitives. The three other suspects
remain at large.
Ast. Atty. Gaen. Douglas Ilaag con-
tended interviews would create a "carni-
val-like atmosphere" around the trial,
scheduled to begin June 11.
fo rg e d Armstrong's reaction: "I feel that be-
cause I have been prevented from making
statements, a circus atmosphere has been
set up, and I would prefer a carnival
I' o a l atmosphere, because a carnival lets
people participate.
'What the attorney general is proposing
and s e v e r a dormitories on the is a circus where people can watch the
g of April 24, and by that evening traited animals perform, and I Would be
aged Nagey had declared that he a spectator at my own trial.
absolutely nothing to do with this "'the bmbing has been described as the
bombing of Sterling Hall," Armstrong
source said Dobbs was hoping The said, "and this has been the most obvious
would endorse Nagey, and that both attempt to disassociate it from antiwar
and Black had requested money activity."
he campaign to print and distribute A motion filed last month by Arm-
s, strong's lawyer, Melvin Greenberg, asks
ER A BRIEF search, Nagey found dismissal of the murder and arson charges
and feigned satisfaction with the against Armstrong because of pretrial
leaflet, telling Black, "That editorial publicity.
ally fantastic." "Because I was placed on the FBI's
ooked exactly like the real thing," most wanted list, and classified a public
tinued. "I'd really like to congratu- enemy, I think newspapers have painted a
hoever put it together." picture of a mad bomber who doesn't
yeah, we did," Black responded. have any scruples," Armtsrong said.
U AND DOBBS?" Nagey queried. "We've been making as calm and ra-
k said, "Yeah." tional a defense as possible," he said,
w much did it cost?" "particularily in view of the crimes com-
out $40," Black answered, mitted against me in Canada where jail
See 'EDITORIAL', Page 9 officials kept me in isolation for months."

'he Ypsilanti iunicipal government
ssung into action Tuesday night to rein-
ltate outfielder Carolyn King on her Little
_ eagtue team. The council and mayor
warned there would be no city lots to play
6n if C'aroltn was not in uniform and on
the field. Little League coaches huddled
uriousty and annoanced their courageous
derision : Carolyn will play tonight at 6
p.m, Lit College Park Field.
Feeling tense?
A recent survey undertaken by Uni-
versity medical researchers shows out
of 1400 student tested, 20 per cent had
abnormally high blood pressure. Mean-
while, an ISR and Boston University
study of air traffic controllers, who
guide commercial planes through take-
.off and landing, shows the strain of re-
sponsibility may be linked to severe
health hazards-particularly high blood
pressure. Researchers have yet to ex-
plain how University attendance is like
air traffic controlling. Responsible stu-
dents, look out.
Happenings. . .
. . . are moderate today as spriig
term gets moving, slowly . . . the Human
Rights Party holds an open meeting at
the public lihrary on Fifth at 7:30 p.m.
...the Regents meet in open session
at 2 p.m. in the Regents Meeting Room,
Administration Bldg., and entertain public
commient starting at 4 pm. . . . and a
panel from the Center for the Continuing
Education of Women leads a Women's
Forum at noon in Homer Heath lounge
at the Union . . . and the Vietnamese art
exhibition, widely acclaimed, continues at
the Union art gallery, sponsored by Medi-
ca Aid f(,r Indochina.
A2's weather
It could be a good day to enjo beitug
outside while the temperatures stay in the
mid to upper 60's, with a low of 45.
There's only a 20 per cent chance of
precipitation today.

Daily 'e
Student Government Counci ran into
f'rther trouble as the winter term ended
when two students, one of them an SGC
member, flo r g e d and distributed illici
facsimiles of a Daily "editorial" endorsing
the candidacy of SGC. presidential hopeful
Ro Nagey.
The Daily learned on April 24 that SG'
member Bill Dobbs, a longtime Council
reform advocate, and literary college stu-
dent government activist Bob Black print-
ed and distributed the unsigned leaflet
apparently without the knowlenge or per-
mission of Na ey's campaign.
THE FORGERY incident came amidst
the April 23--28 "re-run" SGC election,
held to supercede the invalidated March
all-campus voting.
COPIES OF the forged leaflet, which
bore marked resemblance to an actual
Daily editorial, began appearing in the

an enn
had "
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was re;
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lie con
late w

Unhealthy bird droppings
from roofs of Law School

It was like a scene from a bad science
fiction movie: men in yellow helmets and
gas masks climbing in and out of windows
onto the roof of the Law School.
But instead of fighting strange beings
from another p 1 a n e t, these men were
cleaning the law school of pigeon drop-
According to William Pierce, associate
dean of the law school the strange task
was initiated because "perhaps one or
more members of the Law School com-
munity has encountered health difficul-
ties because of the presence of pigeons

and their aftermath" on the Law School
The workmen, a crew from the plant
department's roofing division, were clean-
ing the roof and spraying the area with
a disinfectant, Roman cleanser, which is
a form of laundry detergent not harm-
ful to human beings.
The masks were used to preoe it t h e
men from inhaling contaminsted d ust
arising from the droppings.
All faculty and staff were advised to
keep their windows shut and their a i r
conditioners off to prevent the dust from
entering the building. One Law School

are removed
employe complained, saying thal0 wth his
window closed he could not get out onto
the roof to take walks.
't'he symptoms of the alleged pigeon
disease were described by ietce as
"similtr to a prolonged cold or a mild
case of the flu. In all probability, symp-
toms will be recognized because they tend
to last for a two or three week period'
Once the roof has been cleaned, it 'ill
be sprayed with Avitrol, a chem cat used
to keep pigeons from returnin to the
same roost. The chemical affects the nerv-
ous system of the birds, makiuy I tI e m
frighten other birds away.

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