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McGovern, Wallace stump for May 16
McGovern campaigns Wallace backers rally

Special to the Daily
FLINT -- Sen. George McGovern kicked off his
Michigan primary campaign yesterday with a speech
to the Buick Retirees Chapter of UAW Local 599.
The senator emphasized the need for more
aid to disadvantaged citizens, including the aged.
He called for a 20 per cent across-the-board in-
crease in social security payments, plus minimum
monthly payments of $150.
"There are seven million people who have in-
vested their lives in this country and are living
on social security payments of less than $100
'a month," McGovern said. "Certainly, a country
as rich and powerful as ours can do better' than
See McGOVERN, Page 3

Special to the Daily
DEARBORN - TheGeorge Wallace political rally
has arrived in Michigan, complete with country
music, enthusiastic crowds and fried chicken baskets
filled to overflowing with campaign contributions.
Michigan's May 16 Democratic presidential pri-
mary will almost certainly go to the Alabama
governor. Banking heavily on the strength of anti-
'busing sentiments to carry the state for him, Wallace
supporters predict that he will win 60 per cent
of the vote.
The essence of the Wallace campaign is his rallies.
He does not indulge in the whirlwind campaigning
of his two chief rivals, Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-
Minn.) and Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.). Wallace
See WALLACE, Page 7

-Daily-David Margotick

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Vol. LXXXII, No. 3-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, May 12, 1972

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

SAIGON (OB-The United
states today pounded the
provincial capital of An Loc
with the war's biggest con-
centration of B52, bombers,
in an effort to break the
five-week-old North Viet-
namese siege of the city 60
miles north of Saigon.
The city. already 85 per cent
destroyed, has been ordered by
South Vietnam President Ngu-
yen Van Thieu to be held at all
Nearly 70 B52s dropped over
1.700 tons of explosives on North
Vietnamese troop concentrations
along a line west-northwest of
An Loc to east-northeast of the
city straddling Highway 13.
M e a n w h i i e, American-laid
mines armed themselves last
night in harbors of North Viet-
nam, bringing into force the
latest efforts to choke off the
supply of war goods to North
Up to nightfall, hours after
the mines activatgd at the en-
trances to seven port cities,
there were no reports of inci-
dents involving shipping
The Pentagon announced that
five ships, including four flying
the Soviet flag, left Haiphong
harbor before activation, leav-
ing 31 foreign vessels.
According to a report from a
Canadian official last night, a
major evacuation of Hanoi resi-
dents has taken place. The of-
ficial also said that foreign mis-
sions in Hanoi had been advised
to be prepared to evacuate.
On the northern front be-
tween Quang Tri and the old
imperial capital of Hue, the mil-
itary situation was termed "rela-
tively quiet."
However, there were reports of
North Vietnamese trucks and
tracked vehicles moving north
and south across the demili-
tarized zone dividing the war-
ring Vietnam's.






SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS and their children flee Da Nang with their belongings earlier
this week. Over 750,000 refugees have been left homeless during the current fighting.
Cour reveses C icag

'rom Wire Service Reports
Russia yesterday demand-
ed that the United States
"cancel without delay" its
naval blockade of North
Vietnam. This was the first
response from the Soviet
Union since President Nixon
announced Monday night
that mines had been sunk
in the northern harbors to
halt the flow of war ma-
The official statement warned
that the U.S. action endangers
international peace and security,
and rledged continued military
help to North Vietnam. It added,
too, that if the United States
wants recce in Vietnam, it should
return to the Paris peace talks.
Shortly before the statement
was issued, the U.S. mines ac-
tivated. There were no reports
of ships hitting mines, but a num-
hot of merchsnt ships, including
t least one Russian freighter,
reported by U.S. sources, left
Haiphong prior to the mines' ac-
Meanwhile, the U.S. 7th Fleet
assembled the largest naval
force since World War II in the
Gulf of Tonkin to enforce the
first U.S. naval blockade since
the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
The exact whereabouts of the
fleet was not reported, however.
Both China and North Vietnam
protested the minings in broad-
casts minitored in Honk Kong.
Breaking its silence on the
Nixon move, China declared the
order to mine harbors "a flag-
rant provocation."
China told the United Nations
that the blockade was imper-
missible and must be condemned.
But it also said that the Viet-
nam question did not belong in
the U.N.
Hanoi called the blockade a
"crazy act of war escalation"
See SOVIETS, Page 7

CHICAGO ') - A federal
appeals court yesterday reversed
-but did not dismiss-the con-
tempt sentences which Judge
Julius Hoffman had summarily
imposed upon all eight defend-
ants and their two attorneys in
the Chicago conspiracy trial.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals ordered the charges
returned to the U.S. District
Court for trial. The court cited a
1971 Supreme Court decision
which held that a trial judge
should disqualify himself from
contempt proceedings if the ci-
tations are not made until the
end of the trial.
Judge Julius Hoffman sen-
tenced Bobby Seale, chairman of
the Black Panther Party, to
four years on 16 charges of con-
tempt after he severed Seale's
case and declared a mistrial six
weeks after the trial began in
September 1969.

But Hoffman waited until
F°b. 14, 1970, the day the jury
adjourned to consider a verdict,
before he cited the other seven
defendants and two lawyers for
Five defendants were con-
victed Feb. 18, 1970 of crossing
state lines to incite a riot at the
time of the 1968 Democratic Na-
tional Convention in Chicago al-
though they were acquitted of
conspiracy to do so. Two other
defendants were acquitted of all
charges and the government
did not retry S, ale on the con-
spiracy charges. The appeal of
the riot convictions still is pend-
ing before the 7th Circuit Court.
Defense attorney William
Kunstler, one of those charged
with contempt, called the deci-
sion a "victory" but said he was
"disappointed the appeals court
did not dismiss the contempt

"I feel now as I have always
felt that the Chicago conspir-
acy trial was a total and delib-
erate perversion of justice by a
government that has proved in
so many tragic ways since the
trial ended that it will stop at
nothing to destroy the rights
and liberties of its citizens."
Leonard Weinglass of Newark,
N.J., the other defense lawyer
cited for contempt, said he also
was disappointed that the court
had not dismissed the sentences.
A spokesman for the Justice
Department said in Washington
it was not decided whether the
government would try the 10
men on the contempt charges.
Hoffman, whom the defend-
ants called a racist, Fascist pig,
declined comment on the ruling,
saying he had not seen the opin-

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