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THE
Summer Daily
I-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 9, 1973 Free Issue

Vol. LXXXIII, No.

Sixteen Pages

S nit Watergate unit
to beg in open hear s
Ellsberg judge seeks investigation

Fromv Wir Se sriice Repori
V\ASHIIN(TON -The Watergate scandal,
an event which has shaken the Presidency
of Richard Nixon to its very roots, takes
on a new pablic phase a week from to
morrow, when the special Senate com-
-sittee investigatiag the affair begiis hear
ings.
Former Presidential counsel John [e)an
will be the first witness subpoenaed )y
the committee. Dean has reportedly linked
President Nixon to the attempts to cofer
up White house involvement in tlh wire-
tapping schente at Democratic Na' l
Headquarters.
SENATOR SAM ERVIN (I) the
committee chairman, indicated erda,
that he will not decide whether - -It thi
President to testify "until some reason t
call the President is known to exist-.
Ervin added that "So far, I have no in-
formation that the President as per-
sonally involved."
Nixon has denied knowing anything
about either the bugging or a cover-up.
Meanwhile; in a rather unusual evert,
Democratic Senator William Proxmire of
Wisconsin charged that the press is prac-
ticing "McCarthyism at its worst" by
printing "sensational" stories 1i-klng Pres-
ident Nixon to Watergate.
IN A RARE defense of Nixon, Proxmire
complained the news m e d i a is being
"grossly unfair" to the President in its
hot pursuit of the story.
"When former White House Counsel
John Dean is reported throughout this
cointry to have privately told grand-jury
investigators that the President was di-
rectly involved in a Watergate cover-up,
President Nixon is being tried, sentenced
and executed by rumor and allegation,"
Proxmire said in a Senate speech.

John Dean III
"As the senator who succeeded Joe
McCarthv in the United States Senate I
find this kind of persecution and condem-
nation without trial McCarthyism at its
worst.
THREE THOUSAND miles away, at the
Los Angeles trial of Pentagon Papers de-
fendants Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony
Russo, U.S. District Court Judge Matt
Byrne dismissed the jury for the re-
mainder of the week and ordered a full
scale hearing into Watergate links in the
case.
See WATERGATE, Page 10

Photo by SUMNER W. FOWLER
CAROLYN KING looks the part of an ace Little League outfielder. But Little League
National Headquarters threatened to revoke the Ypsilanti charter if she wasn't
dropped from the lineup.

Little League cuts girl player

By LAURA BERMAN
and
Wire Service Reports
Tewlve-year-old Carolyn King,
Ypsilanti Little League ace out-
fielder, hasbeen relieved of her
uniform and banished from the
playing field because she is a
girl.
According to Little League Reg-
ulation 4, Paragraph 1, "girls
are not eligible."
CAROLYN WAS ousted from
the lineup during a special Mon-
day night session of the local
league's board of directors. Yes-

terday was the league's opening
ballgame.
Originally, the Ypsi chapter
had vowed to buck national
regulations to keep Carolyn on
the team, but a warning from
Little League National Head-
quarters changed their minds.
The n a t i o n a l organization}
threatened to revoke the Ypsi
charter and player insurance and
impound their treasury if-Carolyn
remained in uniform.
"IF SHE'S IN the lineup, on the
field or in the dugout in a uni-
form as a member of the team,

they will be in violation of Regu-
lation 4, Paragraph 1," said S.
B. Stanton, the district adminis-
trator in Jackson.
Stanton said Carolyn "seems
to be capable of holding her own
with the boys, but that is not the
point.
"If it happens here the whole
country will be on the bandwagon
and it will be against the whole
purpose of the program," he
said.
ROBERT STIRRAT, chief pub-
lic relations officer for the
League's national headquarters,

defended the league policy.
"All research both medical and
physiological indicates that boys
shrouldn't compete with girls."
he said.
"Girls reflexes are much slow-
er and their bones are more
vulnerable to being broken," he
added.
"She's very good, that's the
crime of the whole thing," said
Bob Taylor, vice president of the
Ypsilanti chapter, "She puts
most 11- and 12-years-olds to
shame"

"IT IS THE league's intention
to fight this legally in the courts,"
he said. "We had to do without
Carolyn on the team or it would
have not only meant loss of the
charter, but insurance programs,
-sponsors and equipment as well."
Carolyn, who tried out for
Little League "just for fun,"
hopes her case will result in more
girls on league teams.
"If I could play this year, may-
be next year they'll let more girls
do it," she said. "I hope next
year they change ther_-xinds."

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