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Thursday, August 9; 19_3


Page Three

Cox beefs up investigation

of govt. role in ITT


New grand
jury to open
WASHINGTON iE--Watergate special
prosecutor Archibald Cox has beefed Lt
his investigation of the International Tele-
phone & Telegraph Corp. case which will
be among the first items to be considered
for the new Watergate grand jury when
it convenes on Monday.
A stiokesman for the prosecutor's office
confirmed yesterday that Richard Davis,
head of Cox's investigation of political
espionage and dirty tricks in the 1972
campaign, has shifted temporarily to the
probe of the administration's handling of
the ITT antitrust settlement.
HE ALSO CONFIRMED that the White
House has not yet responded to Cox's
request for an ITTl' file the prosecutor
described as important evidence.
At a news conference July 27, Cox called
the file of the utmost importance and
said his request for it had been pending
for some time without "a favorable an-
swer or a negative."
Fi e days later, at the Senate Water-
gate committee hearings, chief counsel
Samuel Dash released a March 30, 1972,
White House memorandum about ITT
which Dash said indicated former Atty.
Gen. John Mitchell had committed an
apparent act of perjury.
THE MEMO, written by Charles C'olson,
then a White House special counsel to
then presidential chief of staff I. f.
Haldeman, said Mitchell knew about a
$400,000 ITT pledge to help underwrite the
1972 Republican National Convention be-
fore three antitrust shits against the coi-
pany were settled.
Mitchell testified under oath at Senate
hearings on the nomination of Richard
Kleindienst to be his successor as attorney
general that he knew nothing of the
$400,000 pledge before the suits were
The Colson memo said Mitchell was
told aboit the ITT pledge one month be-
fore the settlement on July 30, 1971.
ATTY. GEN. Elliot Richardson announc-
ed on June 8, shortly after Cox became
special prosecutor, that he had given
Cox the Justice Department files on the
ITT and asked him to take over the in-

A CAMBODIAN FAMILY prays as it listens to the sounds of fighting in its native village, which became a battleground yester-
day as Phnom Penh forces moved to retake the area. The villagers were forced to flee towards the capital city, five miles away.

First in rape
The total number of serious crimes in
the United States dropped last year for the
first time in 17 years but most violent
offenses continued to rise. According to
FBI figures, Washtenaw County has the
highest crime rate in the state. In addition,
we have the dubious honor of being first
in the total number of property crimes,
and reported forcible rapes.
Dunn: Open salaries
University Regent Gerald Dunn (D-
Livonia) said yesterday he will place a
resolution before the entire Board of
Regents asking that all University staff
salaries be made-public. Dunn's announce-
ment comes on the heels of state Atty.
Gen. Frank Kelley's ruling that all state
employes' salaries are public record and
will probably be considered at the next
regular board meeting Sept. 20. In July
1972, Dunn was one of two Regents to vote
in favor of a Daily request for public
salary lists.
Balloon note
Bob Sparks directed his nine-story red,
white and blue balloon toward Europe
yesterday in an effort to become the
world's first translantic balloonist. Nearly
1,000 spectators in Bar Harbor, Maine,
cheered as the helium-filled "Yankee
Zephyr" soared into the sky from their
local airport. Sparks said he's aiming for
France, "but I'd consider anything from
Finland to Italy a pinpoint landing." Jules
Verne take note.
Happenings ...
. . . include three films . . . Louisiana
Study, Aud 3, MLB, 7 p.m. . . . The Hos-
pital Aud. A, Angell, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. . . .
and Genesis V, Nat. Sci., Aud. 7, 8:30,
10 p.m.... and a play ... the 'U' Players
in The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell
of the Crowd, Power, 8 p.m.
A2's weather
Today's weather will be cloudy with a
chance of showers or thunderstorms, high
in the mid-80's- The week-end weather
will be slightly cooler with thundershowers
on Friday or Saturday.

Planes hit clos e
to Phnom Penh

PlNON'i PENN, Cambodia (A) - U. S.
warplanes, pushing their attacks to the
highest le el in a month, blasted suspect-
ed positions of Communist-led insurgents
yesterday in an area 112 miles from
Phnom Penh airport.
The strikes were to cut off the escape
of infiltrators who blew up the capital's
international radio transmission station
Tuesday night, or to smash possible troop
buildups around the city.
dio installation near the airport without
firing a shot after government guards
threw down their weapons and fled, mili-
tary sources said.
The infiltrators planted explosives in
several radio rooms. The charges cut
much of the capital's commercial com-
munications with the world.
At daybreak, Thailand-based F4 Phan-
tom jets began attacks 11/ miles from the
airport._ Airliners continued to take off and
land during the tactical"strikes.
PASSENGERS AT the terminal could
see black smoke billowing up from the
attack area. The daylong bombing jarred
Phnom Penh seven miles away.
In Washington, the Pentagon said that
U. S. bombing is at its highest level in a
month because of increased pressure by
Communist-led forces.
A Pentagon spokesman gave no spe-
cific figures, but said the number of sin-
gle B52 missions rose from 40 to about
50 per day and that the number of tactical
fighter bomber missions was higher than
the 200 a day average of recent weeks.
MEANWHILE, the government won two
rounds in court yesterday in the continu-
i g legal battle to stop the Cambodia
A federal appeals panel in New York
reversed a district court judges' order to
stop the bombing, ruling in a suit brought
by Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D.-N.Y.).
The case has already been to the Supreme
Court and back,
The congresswoman vowed that it

wo uld go to the higti court again.
AND IN BOSTON, U. S. District Court
J ud' Joseph Tauro dismissed a stop-the-
I :mining suit brought by four congressmen
and an unnamed Massachusetts airman.
In Washington, a former Air Force pi-
lot charged, and the Pentagon denied, that
Vietcong hospitals had been sought out as
U. S. bombing targets.
Back in Cambodia, newsmen were al-
lowed a 30-minute visit to Neak Luong,
the Mekong River garrison town leveled
Monday in a U. S. bombing error that left
at least 137 persons dead and 268 wound-
ed. More than half of the town was re-
orted destroyed.

Alternative school

The Ann Arbor Board of Education last
night unanimously approved the controver-
sial alternate school program which would
segregate "disruptive students" from the
city regular secondary schools.
Despite voting in favor of the plan, sev-
eral board members questioned the allo-
cation of $176,000 to finance the school.
Paul Weinhold pointed out that the figure
represents a request based on an alternate
school enrollment of over 100 students,
but only about 40 persons are expected to
be placed in the program during the
tip coming academic year.
DAVID ABERDEEN, who designed the
alternate school, said the haste with which
the program was designed left many
areas including the specific budget un-
resolved. The school may be implemented
as soon as Sept. 24.
All board members present at the meet-
ing expressed strong support for the alter-
nate school as a means of curbing the
violence which has plagued city schools
in the past year.
Members Pat Pooley and Henry John-

son, who previously have spoken against
the proposal, were absent.
ABOUT A DOZEN Human Fights Party
(IIRP) members marched outside 1 a s t
night's board meeting, protesting the plan
as "classist and racist."
The basic concept behind the school is
separation of so-called "disruptive stu-
dents" from the regular student body. The
"problem" cases would be placed in a
separate facility designed to facilitate re-
entry into the normal school system.
"We have an obligation to insure the
safety of our children against criminal
activity, so we mtst remove undesirabie
students from the schools," Weinhald said.
BOARD MEMBER Ted Heusel question-
ed, however, if the program could be
completely successful. "A certain per-
centage of people in our system are al-
ways going to be criminals regardless of
what we do," he added,
Primary opposition to the proposed
school came from some of the 50 people
present, one of whom described the plan
as "reflecting a Nazi mentality."

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