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Chance of showers

Vol. LXXXH, No. 35-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, June 28, 1972

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages


answers criticism
Congressional hopeful Bill Brown yesterday lashed out at
critics of his campaign tactics. He labeled as "close to a smear
attack" an article appearing in yesterday's Daily which detailed
a growing dispute between him and local supporters of Sen.
George McGovern.
In a statement last night, Brown defended his use of the term
"national staffer" to describe his relationship with the McGovern
A number of local McGovern volunteers have challenged
his right to use the term and accused him of "attempting to
jump on the McGovern bandwagon."
Don Tucker, head of the Michigan McGovern for President
office, has confirmed that Brown is not a member of the national
staff. "I think it's accurate to say," Tucker said last night,
"that the claim (to be a national campaign staff member) is
misleading. That doesn't mean it was deliberate. It is just
Brown attacked charges by Kathy Fojtik, a local. McGovern
volunteer, that one of his workers used distortion and insinuation
to solicit support for his campaign.
"I am disappointed," he stated, "that The Daily did not
interview Betty Shallcross (the Brown worker in question) con-
cerning statements attributed to her."
See BROWN, Page 7

William Brown

prepare to go
to convention
By The Associated Press
Sen. George McGovern (D-
S.D.) said yesterday he thinks
the proposed 1972 Democratic
platform is "beautiful," while he
campaigned the South seeking to
convince skeptics that he is the
man to run on it.
Strategists for the presidential
front-runner worked at the task
of settling disputes over the seat-
ing of convention delegates.
The Associated Press count of
delegate strength put the South
Dakota senator at 1,325.15 of the
1,509 it will take to choose a
Democratic presidential nominee
two weeks from today.
McGovern's staff cIa i me d
more, maintaining they were
within a scant 20 votes of first-
ballot nominating strength.
Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-
Minn.) campaigned in Washing-
ton and Cleveland, Sen. Edmund
Muskie (D-Maine), as t h e y
struggled to keep alive hopes of
overtaking McGovern at the
Democratic National Convention
in Miami Beach.
Meanwhile, the convention cre-
dentials committee worked at a
record number of challenges.
Even in the heat of the sum-
mer, school bells manage to
toll, and they toll for us as well
as for thee. But even those of
us who aren't in school right
now can appreciate a oice long
weekeod, which is what The
Daily staff will be enjoying
starting today. So, you needn't
bother awakening at 7 a.m. and
rushing to your doorstep in
search of a Daily until oext
Friday, -July 7. tAnd do't for-
get the free, live rock 'o' roll
next Sunday.)
Illinois inhurgents contend that
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
handpicked a slate of convention
delegates, 59 of whom were
elected in the March 14 primary,
in defense of party reform rules.
William Singer, a Chicago al-
derman, said a credentials com-
mittee hearing examiner had re-
ported that the Daley delegates
were selected in violation of
reform requirements by a city
organization that excluded rank
and file Chicago Democrats from
the process of selecting delegate
He said that report came from
See DEMS, Page 7

House rejects
attempts, to cut
weapons funds
WASHINGTON (,? -All efforts to cut back U.S. weapons
more than $1.6 billion under the Moscow arms accords were
soundly rejected by the House yesterday.
The House also rejected by 244 to 152 a proposal to
order all U.S. forces out of the Indochina war by Sept. 1
in return for release of American prisoners.
The House backed the President's request for accelerat-
ed development of the new Trident missile submarine and
B1 bomber plus a Safeguard antimissile site for Washington
and tighter Safeguard radars in a $21.3-billion weapons
"We ought to take the President at his word that he
wants to stop the arms race," said Rep. Robert Leggett
(D-Calif.) in an appeal for
the cuts.
House Armed Service Commit-
tee Chairman F. Edward He-
* bert (D-La.) contended in open-
ing debate that rejecting the
new U.S. weapons development
d z while the Soviets are permitted
to continue arms improvements
under the Moscow accords
would be the most dangerous
game we could play with our
national defense."
Register to vote
Voter registration deadline
for the Aug. 8 primary is Fri-
day, July 7. Until then, eligible
persons may register at City
Hall, Fifth and Huron. Hours
-Associated Press are 8 to 5 weekdays and Satur-
day, July 1 and 8 to 8 Friday,
July 7. You can also register in
arre, Pa, yesterday. The flood the Fishbowl, this Wednesday
esidents and businesspersons are through Friday, 1 to 4. If you
y, Page 3.) register on time, then you will
- ---have 'fulfilled the 30 days resi-
dency requirement for register-
ed voters as the deadline is 30
days before the election.
eh len e The opponents arguedthe new
weapons could undermine the
U. S. - S o v i e t arms limitation
agreements. Rep. Otis Pike (D-
eren umn aid they shud r
eren u m ected simply because they are
too costly and not needed.
According to William Ericson, . "Obviously we've got the
chairman of the statistics de- power to blow the Soviets to
partment, the board "did not fol- smithereens," Pike said. "And all
low commonly accepted princi- we're talking about here is how
ples of sampling" in validating fine a powder to grind the other
the signatures and the "results peoples of the earth into."
are open to all sorts of possible
biases." The $21.3-billion weapons
authorization bill was cut a net
T h r e e statistics professors $582 million on the administra-
from the University and Mich- tion's recommendation because
igan State Univeristy, one of of elimination of three Safe-
whom testified before the board guard sites that had been
when it was considering the pe- planned before the Moscow
titions, have declared themselves agreements limiting each coun-
plaintiffs in the suit, try to two.

And quiet flows the don
Workers begin cleaning up the west side of flood-stricken Wilkes B
waters brought by tropical storm Agnes have receeded now, and r
expected to return to this area of the city later this week. (See story
ntimabortion groups
state's November ref

A coalition of anti-abortion
groups is currently suing the
Board of State Canvassers in an
attempt to knock the abortion
referendum off the November
The coalition, called Voice for
the Unborn, includes Washtenaw
County's Right to Life group,
as well as the Detroit-based Peo-
ple Taking Action Against Abor-
tion and other anti-abortion
groups across the state.
The referendum, originally for-
mulated by the Michigan Coordi-
nating Committee on Abortion
Reform, states that a "licensed
medical or osteopathic physician
may perform an abortion at the
request of the patient if the per-
iod of gestation has not exceeded
20 weeks." The current state
abortion law, dating from 1846,
allows an abortion only if the
mother's life is endangered by
the pregnancy.
Supporters of abortion reform
netted 290,583 signatures collect-
ed during a six-month long peti-
tion drive.
Although only 212,493 signa-
tures were needed to put the pro-
posal on the ballet, state law re-
quires that the board check the
petitions for invalid signatures.
The board approved the peti-
tions in April, over the objec-'
tions of anti-reform groups who
charged that the method used
was invalid.
If the referendum is approved

by a majority of state voters,
the proposal goes directly into
The suit, which was first
brought before the Michigan Su-
preme Court and then remanded
to the State Court of Appeals,
is due to be heard sometime in
According to Stuart Hubbell,
attorney representing Voice for
the Unborn, the group contends
that the board never made a
"proper determination" whether
there were "sufficient and valid"
signatures on the petitions.
Ranbow People's Party (RPP)
leader Pun Plamondon was re-
leased on $50,000 bond yesterday
from the Federal penitentiary in
Terre Haute, Ind. The bond was
posted by RPP.
Prior to last Monday's Su-
preme Court ruling which struck
down the government's practice
of wiretapiin susrected politi-
cal "subversives," Plamndon
had been ineligible for release
under bend.
Plamcndcn is cne of three per-
sons accused of bombing the lo-
cal CIA office in August, 1968,
but the alleged evidence was ob-

on released on bond

Genie and Pun Plamondon

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