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Coastal primaries today test rivals

Dems battle in Rhode Island

Special To The Daily
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island-A light
voter turnout is expected today as
Rhode Island voters participate in their
first presidential preference primary.
Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.) is
the expected victor in the winner-take-
all Democratic contest which carries 22
According to a primary law, set to
conform with Democratic Party guide-
lines for opening up the national con-
vention, the top vote-getters pledged to
the winning candidate go to the con-
vention' as delegates.
State party leaders, however, have ob-
jected to the specifications.

Providence Mayor Joseph Doorley, the
state's Democratic national committee-
man. Gov. Frank Licht, the state's gen-
eral assembly leadership and its entire
congressional delegation are all pledged
to Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie.
Late last week there were no can-
didates pledged to McGovern listed on
the ballot. At a meeting Sunday the
candidates were selected, but their
names will not appear on the ballot.
The party regulars contend that the
top twenty-two vote-getters among the
delegate candidates, regardless of can-
didate commitment,' should get to go
to the Miami convention; pledged to
vote for the primary victor on the first
See R. ISLAND, Page 7

Oregon contest
By The Associated Press
Sen. George McGovern campaigned ih
Oregon yesterday on the eve of presi-
dential primaries he hopes will provide
momentum for his California confron-
tation with Sen. Hubert Humphrey.
Humphrey was at work in Califor-
nia, which he has described from the
beginning as the big one, the test that
could be decisive in the race for the
Dmocratic presidential nomination.
California's is a winner-take-all
match for 271 nominating votes; Oregon
offers 34.
Nontheless, McGovern told his Oregon
audiences that a big-majority victory
today would give him vital momentum
to win in California.
See OREGON. Page 7

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Tuesday,.May 23, 1972


U.S. may
halt Ford
Motor Co. may face plant shut-
downs for up to three months
as the result of unauthorized
maintenance on cars being test-
ed for pollution reduction, the
head of the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency (EPA) said yes-
EPA Director William Ruckels-
haws told a Senate subcommit-
tee Ford's only chance of avoid-
ing what he called a massive dis-
location this year might be
through emergency action by
E uckelshaus said top F o r d
executives last Tuesd ay with-
drew the company's application
for EPA certification in a can-
did and open statement in which
they said computer printouts had
confirmed unscheduled and un-
authorized maintenance h a d
been performed on the protorype
test fleet which make the re-
sults of the tests legally invalid.
The EPA director's statement
came in testimony in which he
repeatedly assured members of
the Senate air and water pollu-
tion subcommittee that no 1975
model cars will be allowed to be
sold which do not meet warranty
requirements for strict emis-
sion reductions.
In the case of Ford and the
1973 model cars, he said the firm
will have to begin again the
tests which call for the test fleet
to be driven 50,000 miles at 35
miles an hour.
"This could cause Ford to miss
their production schedule by
three months and cause severe
unemployment," Ruckelshaus
Eric Stork, director of EPA's
auto emissions program, told
newsmen Ford executives were
shaken and visibly disturbed
when they reported that some-
one in the company's engine
foundry plant had given orders
to perform what Stork said was
considerable unauthorized main-
tenance on the test cars. The
company called the lapse entire-
ly accidental.
Stork explained that unsched-
uled maintenance can be per-
formed only if EPA permits it.
Ruckelshaus suggested C o n -
gress might modify existing law
to permic Ford to ship and sell
its 1973 models, subject to po-
tential callbacks if the cars were
found not to meet present emis-
sion standards.

SOUTH VIETNAMESE examine a North Vietnamese
tured outside of the provincial capital of Hue.

Motion introd'uced
to impeach- Nixon
President Nixon's recent order to mine the ports of
North Vietnam has sparked demonstrations across the na-
tion. It also prompted seven members of the House of
Representatives to introduce a resolution to impeach the
The resolution, introduced May 10, calls for the im-
peachment of the President for "abusing the Office of
President and his power as Commander in Chief of the
Armed Forces by ordering the mining of all North Viet-
namese ports and the mas-
sive aerial bombardment
without discrimination as
to the lives of civilians in
Sponsirs of House Resolution
976 include Reps. John Conyers
D-Mich.), Bella Abzug (D- N.
Y), William Ryan (D-N.Y,
-Ronald Dellums (D-Cal.), Shir-
ley Chisholm (D-N.Y. Parren
Mitchell (D-Md. and Charles
Rangel (D-N.YA.
"Mr. Nixon's most recent ac-
tion constitutes the most flag-
Srant violation of United States
and international law in his-
tory," Abzug said in support of
the resolution.
"The President, in guiding
this country on this reckless
path, has usurped the power

News Phone: 764-0552
Bombers attack
Hanoi, Haiphong
areas in North
SAIGON (15- American fighter-bombers returned to
the Hanoi and Haiphong areas of North Vietnam yesterday
as ground fighting on the southern front continued incon-
U.S. military sources said Air Force and Navy jets flew
about 600 strikes in the last two days against military
targets from the demilitarized zone north toward the Chi-
nese mainland, in President Nixon's campaign to choke
off war materiels destined for the fronts in the South.
There were no immediate reports of the specific tar-
gets or results of the raids against the North Vietnamese
capital area and the vicinity of the country's largest port.
North Vietnam claimed two U. . planes were shot
down yesterday. The U. S.
Command announced the " "
loss of an F4 Phantom on ib i
Sunday, about 45 miles D vi a
north of the DMZ and an-
other one yesterday during
massive air raids along the o ff re
northernmost front some
30 miles below the buffer
zone separating the two w it
Vietnams. The four crew-
men aboard the two planes SAN JOSE, Calif.I)- An-
were reported rescued. gela Davis' former roommate-
The U.S. Command has re- testified yesterday that the day-
ported 90 aircraft, including 39 after a fatal Marin County
helicopters lost since the start courthouse invasion, D a v Ifs
of the North Vietnamese of- searched frantically for three
fensive more than seven weeks guns registered in her name -
ago. Sixty-five Americans have fearing they might have been
been killed, 23 wounded and 85 used in the shootings.
are missing, including 26 air- The defense also called wit-
men downed in the North. nesses who swore that Davis was
North Vietnamese forces con- with them on days the prosecu-
tinued to battle government tion claims she was plotting a
troops on the ground north of courthouse invasion.
the old imperial capital of Hue Valerie Mitchell said her home,
and on the highway leading to shared with Davis for a time,
the beleaguered provincial capi- was the headquarters of the
tal of An Loc. 60 miles north of Che Lumumba Club of the
Saigon. Communist party and the Los
The South Vietnamese marine Angeles office of the Soledad
defense line along the My Brothers Defense Committee.
Chanh River, 20 miles north of Weapons were routinely kept
Hue, was pushed back about on a gun rack in the closet of
three miles by North Vietna- her home, said Mitchell.
mese using amphibious tanks The state has sought to prove
to cross the river. But massive that Davis knowingly supplied
bombardment by U.S. planes the weapons for the crime. She
and ships halted the Communist has said she bought them legal-
advance, and when fighting ly for self-protection.
subsided yesterday the marines Another witness, a San Fran-
were reported to have restored Cisco attorney testified that he
their original defense lines at was with Davis Aug. 6, 1970, the
the river. Officials reported 400 day before kidnapers invaded
North Vietnamese troops killed. the Marin County courthouse
In the central highlands, gov- triggering the shooting death
ernment military spokesmen an- of four persons
nounced a six-battalion armor His testimony directly contra-
and infantry push up Highway dicted several prosecution wit-
14 from Pleiku toward Kontum, nesses who placed Davis at Ma-
the virtually encircled provincial rin and at San Quentin Prison
, See U.S., Page 2 See ALIBI, Page 2

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