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Warm, mostly
News Phone: 764-0552

Wednesday, June 7, 1972


f +n Y S. Viets said to
push communists
'~Out of Kontum
' K SAIGON (---South Vietnamese field officers said yes-
terday that communist troops hake been pushed back from
' the provincial capital of Kontum after 12 days of assults.
The city has been under heavy aftack by hoth Sout~h and
North Vietnamese troops.
The U.S. Command announced that American fi ghter-
bombers on Monday launched the most devastating raids
on the canals, rivers and lakes of North Vietnam since full-
scale retaliatory bombing resumed two months ago. The
U.S. planes reported shattering more than 100 supply boats.
U.S. pilots flew more than 220 strikes over the North,
concentrating on crippling Hanoi's inland waterway trans-
-1portation system to prevent war supplies from moving
south, officers said.

A SOUTH VIETNAMESE soldier hurls a grenade at communist positions during fighting recently
along Highway 13. The road leads to the beseiged provincial capital of An Loc, north of Saigon.
Lavid Ragone nam r eddear
of 'U' engineer Ing. diviio

By JIM O'BRIEN July 1.
David Ragone, dean of Dart- An expert on the problem of
mouth C ol11e g e 's engineering automative pollution, Ragone
school, yesterday was named has served on numerous panels
dean of the University's College discussing the environment, in-
of Engineering, succeeding Gor- cluding the Committee on Ad-
don Van Wylen. vanced Automotive Power Sys-
Ragone, who taught here pre- tems for the Council of Environ-
viously from 1953 to 1962, will mental Quality. .
return this fall to assume the After leaving the University in
deanship Sept. 1, President Rob- 1962, Ragone headed the General
ben Fleming announced. Atomic Division of General Dy-
Outgoing Dean Van Wylen will namics. There he helped design
take over the presidency of Hope an efficient type of nuclear re-
College in Holland, Mich., next actor which minimized the prob
Local anti-war leaders

Plans for continuing anti-
war protests were formulated
last night at a meeting attend-
ed by about 50 people in the
Student Activities Bldg.
Scheduled over the next cou-
ple of weeks are:
-plans to confront President
Robben Fleming Monday after-
noon to demand that he drop
charges resulting from the dig-
ging of symbolic bomb craters
on the Diag May 19. Five per=
sons have been charged with
malicious destruction of pro-
-the immediate establish-
ment of picket lines around
Fleming's house if he should
refuse to drop the charges,
-another bomb crater dig-
in on the Diag, organized by the
Tribal Council, June 17. This
dig-in will include workshops
and speeches plus music, and
--a Nuremburg type trial
charging the University, Flem-
ing and Vice President Geof-
frey Norman with war crimes.
During this time plans will
be formed to organize a mass
militant action after the trial's
A working meeting will be
held tomorrow at 8:00 to work
out the details for the various
Much of the discussion last
night centered upon the Uni-

versity's "complicity in the Viet-
nam war" and its pressing
charges against the five persons
arrested for digging the simu-
lated bomb craters.
"We have to show that ma-
licious destruction of a Univer-
sity lawn is nothing compared
to the University's malicious de-
struction of Vietnam," said one
woman at the meeting.
Bus makes
A silver and blue University
bus, loaded with local VIPS and
residents of the Northwood area
went on a "dry run" to Fuller
Rd. pool yesterday afternoon.
The mission, according to
Harlan Mulder of the Univer-
sity Transportation Depart-
ment, was to "show all those in-
terested some of the problems
we're confronted with" in try-
ing to provide bus service to
the pool. North campus resi-
dents have been pushing for
bus service to the pool since
last fall.
The bus loaded up and left at
4 p.m. --- about ten minutes

lem of heated waste seater. or
thermal pollution. "In those
days, nobody gave a damn." he
Ragone said that the public is
currently reacting against the
idea that "technology is good
because it is technology."
-"Engineers in particular have
the burden to ask themselves
what their work will be used
for," he maintains,
Solving the problems of the
cities is another area in which
he sees a need for "good old
fashioned guts engineering."
The importance of this under-
taking was emphasized for him
during his term as associate
dean of Carnegie - Mellon Uni-
versity's School of Urban and
Public Affairs, he said.
Ragone anticipates a revers-
al of the current slump in re-
cruitment and hiring of engin-
eers, especially in the area of
improving the quality of the
When he returns to the Uni-
versity Ragone hopes to in-
crease cooperation between the
engineering school and the po-
litical and social sciences, call-
ing those departments "among
the finest in the country."
'dryrun' to
As it pulled out, University
Transportation D e p a r t-
ment Director John Ellsworth
explained "you should consid-
er it a regular bus trip."
At 4:30 p.m. the bus ap-
proached the pool, swung into
the left turn lane and moved
smoothly into the pool's park-
ing lot.
Grins from the Northwood
tenants, blank looks from the
transportation bureaucrats.
Within 2 minutes the bus
pulled out of the pool parking
lot and proceeded to the North-
woods area.
Then it was back to the pool
on the return run. Once again
the scene was repeated--in and

The strikes also knocked out
eight bridges scattered across
North Vietnam. they added.
Sporadic communist pressure
continued on highways and fire
bases elsewhere in the high-
lands. Three rounds of fire fell
north of the air base at Pleiku,
27 miles below Kontum, but no
casualties were reported.
Paratroopers on the northern
front above Hue battled a North
Vietnamese force of unknown
size, killing 35, a spokesmat
The action took place about a
mile south of the My Chanh
River defense line, several miles
from another fight Monday
which killed 27 communists and
two Saigon troops, he reported.
Ground fighting was light
elsewhere. North Vietnamese
troops around An Loc fired
fewer than 300 rounds of artil-
lery in 24 hours, the lowest
number in the two-month siege
on the provincial capital 60
miles north of Saigon.
The intensified bombing cam-
paign over North Vietnam was
described as successful by one
senior U.S. official.
The advances in Kontum fol-
lowed days of probes around
three key positions in the town's
north and southeast sectors held
by the communists. There were
indications snipers remained in
an area just north of the air-
strip. But South Vietnamese
spokesmen in Pleiku reported
Kontum cleared of communist
troops by late afternoon.
South Vietnamese units at-
tacked a Konturn military hos-
pital and the former armored
cavalry compound before dawn.
Moving behind American air
support and ground artillery,
they reported killing 16 com-
U.S. sources estimate the Sai-
gon command has lost 1,000
dead and wounded while killing
3.000 to 5,000 North Vietnamese
since fighting started in Kon-
tum on May 25.
Fuller Pool.
out, no problem..
The bus returned to the
Washtenaw Ave, bus stop by 5.
Nervous joking all around, but
no one seemed happy.
Northwoods tenant Ron Beck,
who initiated the struggle to
get the buses to stop at Fuller
Pool last October was clearly-
unimpressed with what he had
Did the University prove its
point? "Not at all," Beck said.
And how about Ellsworth?
Was he now ready to put in a
new stop at the pool? Appar-
ently, not yet.
"Pool use will be up consid-
erably in a week when the high
See 'U, Page 7

speaks on
After warning about the dan-
gers of a "backlash of bigotry
and bias that is occuring
throughout the couttry," State
Sen. Gilbert Bursley (R-Anti
Arbor) went on to urge members
of the local chapter of Zero
Populationt Groeth ZPG to
make cottcerted efforts to en-
sure passage of the abortion re-
form referenda.
The issue will be on the ballot
in November's election as a re-
sult of a successful petition
The abortion reform referen-
dum calls for legalization of
abortion for all women" if the
period of gestation has not ex-

Sen. Bursley
ceeded 20 weeks." The abortion
must be performed in a licensed
hospital or other facility ap-
proved by the Department of
Health, according to the refer-
The validity of the 300,000
signatures collected during the
petition drive, however. is being
challenged in court by abortion
reform opponents, The case wilt
be acted on July 24.
Bursley also discussed specific
organizational plans which are
being made to gain support for
the abortion reform.
The Coordinating Council . for
Abortion Reform, which is lead-
ing the fight to obtain reform,
has hired a public relations firm
to plan a strategy for the pro-
reform campaign.
Bursley also discussed several
other family planning bills
which are being considered or
See BURSLEY, Page 7

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