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THE
Summer Daily

Vol. LXXXIII, No. 19-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, June 5, 1973

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

of Senate
Wlatergate
prob e Cox
Ervin opposed
to postponement
WASHINGTON A' - Special pro- to subpoena, said deputy press secre-
secutor Archibald Cox warned the try Gerald Warren. Supplying the ma-
Senate Watergate committee yes- terials, he said, would be "constitution-
terday that continuing its hearings ally inappropriate."
now will impede investigations of DEAN, FIRED as White House lawyer
the canal nd ncrese he isk on April 30, was quoted in published re-
e sndal and increase e ports as saying he discussed aspects of
that guilty parties will go free. He the Watergate coverup with the President
asked a delay of at least three or in Nixon's presence 3-401 imes be-
months, tween January and April.
The hearings are scheduled to re- The Washington Post, quoting sources,
sume at 10 a.m. today after an 11- said Dean plans to allege the President
day hiatus. But the committee was deeply involved in the coverup.
scheduled an executive session for The White House at first called the re-
an hour earlier to discuss the post- See Cox, Page 10
ponement request.
SEN. SAM ERVIN, (D-N.C.), the com-
mittee chairman, has said he told Cox
Saturday that he could not agree to a
postponement because the Justice De-
partment has had a year to prosecute C o u n
and "the American people have a right
to get to the bottom of this."
Cox's warning was contained -in let-
ters delivered to the seven members of
the Watergate committee.
Sources said Ervin still was opposed W e e k
to the postponement.
THERE WAS no immediate reaction By GORDON ATCHESON
from other senators. City Council last night voted down a
Meanwhile, the White House said it will resolution to establish June 25-July I as
not furnish investigators with logs of con- Gay Pride Week 1973 despite several
versations that President Nixon had about demonstrations supporting the measure.
the Watergate scandal this year with The "no" vote on the Human Rights
ost'd counsel John Dean. P a r t y (HRP)-supported resolution pro-
"The President's logs are not subject duced loud booing and a shower of leaf-

Special prosecutor Archibald Cox says he's asking for
three month suspension of the televised Senate Wate
gate hearings.
CITY ATTORNEY NAMED
kills Gay ride
in noisy session
The resolution failed by a 7-3 tally with was meeting to interview a city ad
Republicans accounting for all seven "no" trator candidate.
votes. The grroun of some 60-70 demonst

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mitis-
trators

Beame wins NYC
mayoral primary
NEW YORK UP)-City Comptroller Abra-
ham Beame appeared to have won New
York's four-way Democratic mayoral pri-
mary last night, but seemed certain to
face a runoff June 26.
A tight race developed for second place
between Rep. Mario Riaggi, a former po-
liceman already nominated by the Con-
servative party, and Rep. Herman Badillo,
a liberal.

lets, placards and pennies aimed at the
council t a b l e from s o m e 60 chanting
demonstrators.
THE COUNCIL also gave unanimous
consent to renewed contracts for the city's
summers iark concerts and the Blues and
Jazz Festival, and voted 8-2 to place Ed-
win Pear, an area lawyer, in the post of
City Attorney.
The Gay Pride Week demonstration pro-
voked Mayor James Stephenson to order
a 15-minute adjournment of the raucous
session, which featured vocal derisien of
Republicans and support for HRP council
m e m b e r s from the group of demon-
strators.

STEPHENSON CALLED the gay pride
measure "extraneous" and asked the coun-
cil to devote more time to "relevant city
business."
Stephenson commented, "There is no
proof that homosexuals as a group, be-
cause of their sexual preference, have
made a contribution to the community."
HRP members Jerry DeGrieck (1st
Ward) and Nancy Wechsler (2nd Ward)
blasted the GOP position, insisting that
the council has "an obligation to do every-
thing possible to end oppression of gay
people."
EARLIER YESTERDAY, demonstrators
picketed in favor of the resolution at each
of the GOP council members' homes and
gathered for an hour-long protest in front
of the Pretzel Bell, where the council

then marched to City Hall and picketed
the entrance prior to the council meeting.
Last year, Democrats and HRP council
members joined forces to give approval
to a similar Gay Pride Week move, tem-
porarily making Ann Arbor the nation's
only city with an officially declared week
of recognition for homosexuals.
PEAR, A lifelong area resident, cur-
rently practices law with an Ypsilanti
firm and will assume the duties of out-
going City Attorney Jerold Lax on June 15.
The summer park contracts provide for
Sunday afternoon rock concerts from June
10 through Aug. 19, on the University-
owned property adjacent to Huron High
School.
The Blues and Jazz Festival contract
will be signed with Rainbow Media Cor-
poration. The festival is set for early
September.

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