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The bumper sticker on the sheriff's
department cruiser said "Re-elect Doug
Harvey." The bumper stickers on other
sheriff's cars read the same. Unfair? Un-
ethical? Illegal?
"There's no law against it," says Sheriff
Douglas Harvey. "It's being done all over
the United States. Some sheriffs even have
their names painted on county cars."
Asked if he thinks putting campaign
stickers on county cruisers is fair to his
opponent in the August Democratic pri-
mary, Fred Postill, Harvey answers, "Why
Washtenaw County Clerk Robert Harrison
knows of no law making the stickers on
the cars illegal. "Most of the time," Har-
rison explains, "this kind of thing must
be chalked off to very bad judgment. It
begins to smack of the spoils system."
The county's prosecuting attorney, Wil-
liam Delhey, says, "I don't know of any

statute prohibiting this. If I were run-
ning, I wouldn't do it."
"Legality and propriety are two different
things. This is a matter of propriety."
James Chapman of the elections division
of the Michigan Department of State says
that he "can't find anything against the
practice" of putting campaign stickers on
police cars. "I suppose they can do it,"
he concludes.
Charles Hackney of the state affairs di-
vision corroborated Chapman's report but
speculated that the civil service commis-
sion might have some say over the bumper
Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies,
however, do not come under any civil
service regulations. Instead, they are union-
ized by the Teamsters.
Postill says that Harvey instructed one
of his deputies to paste the campaign
stickers on all the county cruisers on May
See HARVEY, Page 7

Se Mr1Jir igan &tihj

Vol. LXXXII, No. 15-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 31, 1972


Cents Twelve Pages

Nixon in Iran
after Moscow
summit meet
sFrom Wire Service Reports
TEHRAN, Iran-President Nixon was greeted by a
large and enthusiastic crowd yesterday as he began his
trip homeward from the summit meetings in Moscow.
An estimated half-million Iranians cheered and ap-
plauded as Nixon drove from the airport to the palace of
the Shah of Iran.
The President and the shah discussed world and re-
gional problems Which especially focused on Nixon's summit
in Moscow.
Aides described Nixon as pleased with the outcome of
the discussions with Soviet leaders. The agreements reached

PRESIDENT NIXON and Pat Nixon chat with th e Shah of Iran and the Empress Farah yesterd
before a dinner reception in Tehran, Iran.
S. Viets slam communists 1
S ontum' Thie flies 1to- eity
SAIGON (R5-South Vietnamese with mortar and small-arms fire. mained ensconced in a wre
tanks slammed into communist Other South Vietnamese units concrete water tower, despit
positions at Kontum yesterday searched sections of an abandon- tempts to dislodge them by
as President Nguyen Van Thieu ed field hospital near the occu- tillery fire and fire-guided
flew into the city under rocket pied compound and reported kill- siles. The tower houses ant
fire to personally spur on the ing 34 communist soldiers and craft guns and snipers can
defenders. capturing three prisoners. sionally lay direct fire on
ThiB u promoted Col. Ly Tong Hut communist gunners re- sional headquarters.
Ha to brigadier general while . ::' ' ::":' ;. - ~~
Ha's 23rd Division pressed a $>>
house-to-house sweep and a -:
tank-backed push to gain ground
against the attacking North
Meanwhile, United States Navy .
crewmen told of thundering
explosions, with flaring blazes at ..,.
the Uong Bi rail center 10 miles
northeast of Haiphong. One Navy
plane was reported lost but its 4
crewmen were rescued at sea.
Action at the provincial capi-
tal of Kontum in the central %
highlands dominated the ground
war. About a dozen M41 tanks
rumbled in a line toward the old
22nd Division compound at the
city's north and now held by the >.
North Vietnamese.
Tank guns were r e p o r t e d
smashing buildings which re-
mained standing after allied air
strikes. North Vietnamese troops,
who have occupied parts of Kon- PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU of South Vietnam puts h
tum since Friday, fought back soldiers in the besieged city of Kontum yesterday.

-a treaty to curb nuclear
-pacts on space and environ-
ment; and
-an agreement to hold dis-
cussions on expanded trade.
The historic pact agrees to
curb both offensive and defen-
sive missiles. The treaty, which
still requires Senate confirma-
tion, would limit to 300 the
number of defensive anti-ballis-
tic missile launchers in each
country. The launchers could be
situated at only two sites.
A second part of the accord
would freeze land and sea-based
offensive missiles at their pres-
ent level which does not require
Senate confirmation. There is
no provision to prevent the in-
stallation of newer and more
See NIXON, Page 7

e at-

. Atlantic
allies talk
on Europe
BONN t(') - The United
States and its North Atlantic
allies laid down the line yester-
day for new talks with the So-
viet Union following President
Nixon's agreements in Moscow.
The far-reaching negotiations
would deal with:
-the reduction of troops and
weapons in Europe.
-Root-West cooperation for
bettor relations among govern-
ments, people and businessmen.
-the future of West Ger-
many and Communist East
Germany as members of the in-
ternational community, and the
responsibility that the United
States, Britain, France and the
Soviet Union still have for them
27 years after the end of World
War IL
Secretary of State William
Rogers reported on the Mos-
cow agreem-nts as first speak-
er at the working session of for-
eign ministers from the 15 coun-
tries of the North Atlantic Tre-
aty Organization (NATO). U.S.
officiass reported he said Presi-
dent Nixon and Sovirt leaders
had tentatively agreed that pre-
parations for the first two items
-force reduction and East-
West cooperation-should be
separate but parallel.
See ALLIES, Page 7

his hand on the shoulder of one of his

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