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Record voter turnout expected in Calif.

special To The Dally
LOS ANGELES - A record
75 per cent of California's reg-
istered voters is' expected to
turn out in today's election.
Several high interest referenda
are also on the ballot in addi-
tion to the presidential primary.
Sen. George McGovern (D-
SD) is favored to win the 271
Democratic convention dele-
gates. While only a one vote
plurality is necessary to take
them all, the margin, according
to polls, may be as high as 26
per cent.
Leading the fight against Mc-
Govern is Sen. Hubert Humph-
rey (D-Minn.) the only other
active candidate. A write-in
campaign of unknown strength
is underway for the injured
Gov. George Wallace of Ala-

Humphrey has attempted to-
focus the campaign on the pro-
grams and voting record of Mc-
Govern. He has called McGov-
ern's proposals "radical" and
"mere schemes." McGovern,
when not defending his pro-
grams, has struck out against
what he terms "the old poli-
"The new politics is not a
fraternity of oligarchs," he said
Saturday night. "It is not the
defender of the status quo.
Rather it is constructive, order-
ly change."
McGovern has drawn good
crowds during his campaign ap-
pearances. Before groups of
blacks. Chicanos. and other eth-
nic voters - all former areas
of Humphrey's strength-his re-
ception has been warm. Satur-
day, before a large crowd in a
See HIGH, Page 7


C' t t iign Bth
Vol. LXXXII, No. 19-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, June 6, 1972 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
City grass law Bomb crater four

goes into e ffect surrender to
Yesterday was a day of celebration for marijuana
smokers all over the city, as Ann Arbor ushered in a new
era-the era of $5 pot.
A city ordinance lowering the penalty for possession
and sale of marijuana from a possible $100 fine and 90 days
in jail to issuance of a $5 ticket, took effect yesterday amid
reports of rampant celebration.
Unusually large pumbers of young people were seen
walking down the streets smoking the weed. It was even
rumored that a couple from New Mexico had come into the
city to get arrested and pick up the new marijuana ticket
as a souvenir.

baird asks
funds hike
for arms
WASHINGTON (P) - Secretary
of Defense Melvin Laird told
Congress yesterday the war in
Indochina could cost the United
States an extra $5 billion if it
maintains its present militsary
tactics through 1972.
The secretary-also said that if
Congress doesn't approve funds
for new weapons systems it
would be jeopardizing further
U.S.-Soviet arms-limitation agree-
ments because, he said, they
must be negotiated from a po-
sition of strength.
Laird testified in the afternoon
before a House subcommittee
that U.S. bombing and the min-
ing of North Vietnam harbors
could add $3 billion to his re-
quested $84-billion budget if it
continues through the end of
The secretary said he will ask
for more than $75 million in a d-
ditional funds to meet costs for
the increased U.S. war opera-
tions through this fiscal year,
ending this month.
Earlier in the day, Laird had
told a Senate subcommittee that
if Congress approved a $30-billion
cut in defense funds proposed
by presidential aspirant George
McGovern it should provide "at
least $1 billion for white flags
. . because it means sur-

However speculation that a
new "psychedelic marijuana
ticket" would be used was spiked
by City Attorney Jerold Lax.
"There was talk," he said yes-
terday, "of designing a new
ticket with a picture of a mari-
juana plant on it."
Though he admitted such a
ticket would be "kind of neat"
Lax said marijuana tickets will
be the same as those presently
used for traffic or building code
The new ordinance became
law in the city yesterday, but
local law enforcement authori-
ties still seem far from together
on how it should be implemented
and enforced.
The most controversial aspect
of the new law is its lumping
of aossessionaand sale together
as a misdemeanor-in the same
category as a traffic ticket. In
See POT, Page 7

Four people, wanted by
the police for alleged mali-
cious destruction of property
during the May 19 Diag
dig-in, turned themselves in
A crowd of over 100 suppor-
ters accompanied Richard Eng-
land, Grad, Jonathon Goldman,
'73, Jay Hack, a former Student
Government Council adminis-
trative vice president, and Genie
Plamondon, f o r m e r Human
Rights Party City Council can-
didate, to City Hall where the
four were placed under arrest.
They pleaded not guilty and
were released on a $50 personal
bond. Trial was set for July 20.
During their arraignment,
they presented District Judge
Sandorf Elden with a testimoni-
al signed by over 280 people
which asserted that "the sign-
ers of this statement acknowl-
edge organizing and digging
those craters . . . We demand
that charges be dropped and the
University confess to its war
Among the signers were City
Councilman Jerry DeGrieck,
John Sinclair of the Rainbow
Peoples Party and a large num-
ber of University students.
. Th"echarges, which have a
maximum penalty of 90 days
and $100 fine, result from anti-
war activities on May 19 cele-
brating the birthdays of Ho
Chi Minh and Malcolm X. Over
the University's objections, four
symbolic bomb craters were dug
on and near the Diag,
University officials said they
feared the diggers would en-
counter electrical wiring or pipes
in the Diag area, and they pro-
posed an alternative site near
the League. Hut tire crowd on
May 19 rejectedtthe University's
suggested site and dug around
the Diag.
"We want to teeve a visible,
daily reminder of what the
courtryside of Vietnam looks
like," Plamondon said at last
month's rally.
The University filled in the
craters the next day.
The four marched to City
Hall with their shovel-and-card
carrying supporters, protesting
the "arbitrary arrest of four for
the acts of hundreds."
See FOUR, Page 2

-Daily-Gary virani
JAY HACK and Genie Plamondon, arrested yesterday; talk with
City Administrator Guy Larcom before their arraignment (above).
Their supporters wait on City Hall's sixth floor (below).

Police arrest picket at CPHA

About forty demonstrators picketed outside
the Commission on Hospital and Professional Ac-
tivities (CPHA plant again yesterday afternoon
and one picket was arrested.
Demonstrators hurled shouts of "scab", "pig
-go home", and slammed their fists at the cars
of company employes as the cars left the plant.
Ron Alpern, '74, was arrested for obstructing
traffic yesterday morning.
Yesterday marked the fourteenth continuous
week ,of demonstrations since the CPHA strike
began last Feb. 24.
The strikers who currently number about
ninety-five are lower-echelon workers-key punch
operators and a few computer workers.
The CPHA strikers are members of the United
Auto Workers (UAW) Local 157 which is pro-

viding them with strike pay and supportive serv-
The strike revolves around a move by the
workers torestablish a job security policy by ere-
ating a union shop, which requires that new em-
ployes become union members after a designated
time period.
Little progress in the strike settlement nego-
tiations has been made despite the continuing
demonstrations and morale is apparently quite
low among the strikers.
About forty of the original strikers have
crossed the picket lines and returned to their
. Union spokespersons blame Ann Arbor's weak
anti-trust breaking laws for the stalemate in ne-

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