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Friday, August 16, 1974


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Friday, August 1 6~ 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three-

More absentee votes found

Could affect
race outcome
While certifying voting results, the
Washtenaw County Board of Canvassers
yesterday found between 25 and 50 un-
counted absentee ballots cast in the
August 6 primairy election.
If the bord jidges the intabuted
ballots to be valid, they could have a
significant effect oni the still disputed
2nd U.S. ongrc Sional 1i tict Demo
crit IParty primary.
apparently dged oWIt I Edw d iie
by 69 vote, tbolthugh the total ire not
official and I reciint is virtu ill cer-
Thc cantissctrs are i currently dtc'cr
mining the ex-it ntnhci of unconted
ballots Ind of th(se biiw nminy may be
legally tabulated, a process which should
take until early next week, accotrding to
County Clerk Robert Ilarrison.
Harrison blamed the mix tip on a
complicated absentee ballxt system that
confused a numtiber of vtiers.
PRIOR TO THE1 e tetion, three ab-
sentee ballots one for the partisan elec-
tions, another for the nonnartisan races,
and a third covering delegates to the
county conventions- were otailed to per-
sons requesting them.
The absentee voters were then sup-
posed to return both the partisan and
nonpartisan election ballots in a single
AP Photo envelope and the delegate ballot in a
separate envelope.
Many people, however, returned all
three together. This created problems on
the White election day because the delegate ballots
previously were to be counted at various places
throughout the city and the other ballots
at a central location.
get many of the ballots to the proper
locations. But the remaining ballots-
those the Board of Canvassers found
yesterday-were never recorded in the
versily Geti- confusion.
varsithC' The votes, all cast by city residents,
e saidlst now must be ruled valid by the board
gue" almost before they can be counted in the elec-
-e answered. tion totals.
hat the suit The ballots must be in time-stamped
s which are envelopes showing they were delivered
case. to poll workers by 1 p.m. election night
at least six and have been in custody of election
preliminary officials since then to be considered
inated and valid, Harrison said.
court. HE ADDED that the canvassers will
ly has not make a determination of ballot validity
Inds to lose on a case by case basis,
d to October In the extremely close congressional
ch a drastic primary, Pierce carried Ann Arbor by
See ABSENTEE, Page 10

Breakfast of champions
Sens. Jacob Javits (I-NY), Abraham Ribicoff (D-Conn) and Henry Jackson (D-Wash) meet with newsmen at
House yesterday after breakfasting with President Ford to discuss free emigration for Soviet Jews. The senatorsI
opposed passage of a trade bill with the Soviet Union over the issue of emigration.
'U' it ithsex bias cas

Three w o m e n research assistants
recently filed a class action suit against
the University for allegedly not provid-
ing female employes with sufficient back
pay to compensate for discriminatory
hiring and promoting procedures.
The suit stems from a 1972 Affirma-
tive Action investigation of University
personnnel files prompted by pressure
from the Department of Health, Educa-
tion, and Welfare. The Affirmative Ac-
tion program determined that some wo-
men were originally over-qualified for
the positions into which they were hired
and that these women were entitled to
compensatory back pay.
THE THREE women who filed suit,
Jannet Keller, Elizabeth Taylor, and
Toby Campbell, all of whom are em-
ployes at the Institute for Social Re-
search, claim they have not been justly
compensated because they received no-
lice that the payments are only retro-
active back to Feb. 1, 1972 and not
October 1968-when the federal govern-
ment passed a law prohibiting discrim-
ination in public institutions.
The case, which was filed last Friday,
also contends that the investigation was
insufficient since only 500 apparently
random files were studied. The plaintiffs
claim that employes should have been
notified to complain if Affirmation Ac-
tion felt they had been underpaid.
Attorney Beverly Clark said that al-
though the case seems clear-cut, the suit
entails many problems and a lot of paper
SHE EXPLAINED that since the three
plaintiffs are all employed at the same

place, the University could claim that
they are not representative of all the
women employes on campus.
Clark is now in the process of notify-
ing all the University's female employes
who may have been discriminated
against in an effort to establish as large
a base as possible for the case.
The attorney added that she is reliant
on the University for access to their files
and, although she has not experienced
any uncooperation as yet, she asserts
that "delay is the best defense" and
that some stalling is expected.
THE UNIVERSITY has up to 20 days

to file a response, but Uni-
eral Counsel Roderick Daa
suit lacks detail and is "va
to the point that it cannot b
Daane further contends t
cites certain legal precedent
not applicable in the specific
Clark estimates it will be
to eight months before the
investigations will be tern
the case can be brought toc
The University apparent
computed how much it sta
if retroactive pay is granted
1968. Daane claims that sut
ruling would be unlikely.

10 committee Republicans
issue impeachment report

WASHINGTON (417-A draft report by
10 House Judiciary Committee Republi-
cans says there was no persuasive im-
peachment evidence against former
President Richard Nixon until his own
disclosure last week.
Nixon admitted then that he obstructed
justice in the Watergate cover-up, says
the draft minority impeachment inquiry
report. But it says "for the most part
he was not guilty" of other impeach-
ment charges voted against him.
"WE HOPE THAT it will not hereafter
be said by many that Richard Nixon
was 'hounded out of office,' for that is
not true," says the report under con-
sideration yesterday by the GOP com-
mittee members,,
In strong language that some members
said may be toned down in the final
report, the draft adds that it was Nixon,

"not seasoned Nixon-baiters," who im-
peded the initial FBI Watergate investi-
gation and later tried to conceal that
cover-up act.
But it says Nixon's own admission a
week ago Monday of those two acts
"is the first direct and persuasive evi-
dence" that Nixon participated in the
AND IN CONFLICT with the majority
report's conclusion that Nixon directed
the Watergate cover-up from the be-
ginning, the Republican report says the
evidence is that Nixon joined "in an
ongoing conspiracy to obstruct justice."
The some 100-page minority report is
to be published along with a 175-page
majority report and individual views as
the Judiciary Committee's official sup-
porting document for the three impeach-

ment articles it voted against Nixon late
last month.
Committee members received galley
proofs Wednesday night of the majority
report concluding Nixon directed the
cover-up from the start and also "re-
peatedly and wilfully" abused his power
by misusing federal agencies for political
for the ten Republicans who voted
against all three impeachment articles
but announced after Nixon's disclosure
last week they would vote for impeach-
Impeachment proceedings have been
halted, however, in the wake of Nixon's
His disclosure was that six days after

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