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Wednesday, May 24, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Bremer indicted by Md., federal
juries; numerous counts cite

-Associated Press
GOV. GEORGE WALLACE lies in his hospital bed yesterday while
talking to Lawrence O'Brien, Chairman of the National Democratic
Committee. Wallace is recovering from gunshot wounds received
while campaigning last week for the Democratic presidential
nomination.
UP FROM '68:
Moret woinen delegated
to both 172 conventions
WASHINGTON (Y) - More and more women are being
named delegates to the national presidential nominating
conventions and if present trends hold they will make up
a third of the Democratic delegates and a fourth of the
Republican.
Women's showing in the Democratic selection process
is running well behind the goal of 50 per cent set by party
reformers-but the female contingent seems certain to
more than double that of 1968 when only 13 per cent of the
delegates were women.
Democrats have chosen con-
vention delegates in 26 states so
far and 32 per cent of them are
women.

BALTIMORE (P) -- Arthur
Bremer was indicted yesterday
by federal and state grand juries
on assault charges stemming
from the shooting of Alabama
Gov. George Wallace and three
other persons at a political rally
May 15.
The 21-year-old Bremer, being
held at the Baltimore County
Jail in the northern suburb of
Towson, is scheduled to appear
for federal arraignment at 10
am today before Chief Judge
Edward Northrop of the U.S.
District Court for Maryland.
The four-count indictment
charges Bremer with violating
federal civil rights and firearms
statutes.
The stocky, blond Milwaukee
man is accused of using a .38-
caliber revolver to wilfully in-
jure a presidential candidate
and to assult Nicholas Zarvos,
a Secret Service agent guarding
Wallace.
The federal indictment also
charges Bremer 'With bringing
the gun from Wisconsin to
Maryland and with using the
weapon to commit a felony.
Each of the first three counts
carries a maximum penalty of
10 years in prison and a $10,000
fine; the fourth count bears a
maximum penalty of 10 years in
jail.
The federal indictment was
returned about two hours after
a grand jury in Prince Georges
County--where the shootings
occurred-handed down four
identical six-count indictments
carrying potentially more serious
penalties.
The state charges accuse
Bremer of two common law of-
fenses, attempted murder and
assault and battery; two fel-
onies, assault with intent to
murder and assault with intent

to maim; and two violations
of Maryland's recently enacted
handgun control law.
The common law crimes carry
no fixed penalties and can re-
sult, upon conviction, in death
in the gas chamber, according to
Arthur Marshall, the state's at-
torney.
Marshall said, however, that
the death penalty has never
been imposed in a case where
the victim survived.
The state has set bail at 200,-
000, an amount identical to that
set by federal authorities within
hours of the shooting at a
Laurel, Md. shopping center.
Doctors said Wallace con-
tinues to improve from his

wounds and indicated that he
would be eating more solid foods
now.
Yesterday Wallace conferred
from his hospital bed with
Democratic National Chairman
Lawrence O'Brien. O'Brien told
the wounded governor that he
will be welcome at the party's
national convention in Miami
Beach.
Th conference was the first
between Wallace and O'Brien
since the campaign for the
Democratic presidential nomina-
tion began. Earlier in the year,
O'Brien had said he did not
view Wallace as a bonafide
Democrat bcause of his third-
party presidential bid in 1968.

Ten states still have to select
at-large delegates, however, and
the National Women's Political
Caucus is putting pressure on
candidates to have women
named to these slots to bring up
the female ratio.
Republicans are bound by no
reform rules this year but nev-
ertheless are electing more wo-
men delegates. There were 1-1
per cent women at the 1968
GOP convention.
In the 11 states where Re-
publicans have elected dele-
gates so far 24 per cent are
women.
Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-
Minn.) was criticized by the
caucus a week ago for having
only 24 per cent women dele-
gates on slates committed to
him, compared to 45 per cent
on slates for Sen. George Mc-
Govern (D-S.D.).
Yesterday the caucus re-
leased a letter Humphrey wrote
last, week to his delegates in
Pennsylvania asking that wo-
men be chosen for the at-large
delegates to ward off challenges.
Humphrey said he'd encour-
aged the naming of delegates
from all segments of the popu-
lation.
"For the sake of the imple-
mentation of the reform rules,
for the safety of the elected
and selected Humphrey dele-
gates, and for the advancement
of my candidacy," Humphrey
said, "it is incumbent that most,
if not all, of the additional
delegates be women. Some of
these delegates, as many as
possible, should be between the
ages of 18 to 30 years."
The caucus yesterday com-
mended Humphrey's efforts to
bring more women into his
camp.
The caucus said the states
with the best records in send-
log women to the convention
include Florida, Tennessee,
Minnesota, Massachusetts and
Wisconsin.
Those viewed by the caucus
as the worst are West Virginia,
Illinois, Alabama, Pennsylvania,
and South Carolina.

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