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Wednesday, June 28, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Dems prepare for Miami Plamondon free on $50,000 bond

(Continued from Page 1)
Cecil Poole, but Poole was said
to have made no recommenda-
tions for final action on the Illi-
nois delegation. The Credentials
Committee is expected to act
Friday.
Frank Mankiewicz, McGovern's
national political director, said
he would seek a compromise on
the Illinois dispute. He said it
is doubtful any Democratic pres-
idential nominee would carry
Illinois against President Nixon
without Daley's support.
On another pivotal credentials
controversy, Humphrey and
other challengers seeking to
strip McGovern of 151 California
delegate votes got no encourage-
ment in the report of a hearing
examiner.4
Burke Marshall, a former as-
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sistant attorney general, refused
to support the challenge to the
271 vote delegation McGovern
captured in a winner-take-all
primary.
Marshall left it up to the full
Credentials Committee to decide
whether the Democratic reform
commission erred when it failed
to forbid winner-take-all presi-
dential primaries.
The Democratic platform com-
mittee agreed on its proposed
draft of a party stand on the
issues of 1972, but also voted to
allow 20 dissenting planks to be
put before the full convention.
That assured convention floor
controversy over such items as
school busing, tax reform, Viet-
nam policy, abortion and the
rights of homosexuals.

(Continued from Page 1)
tained through what is now an
illegal wiretap proceure.
At a press conference at the
RPP headquarters last night,
Plamondon said he plans to help
ongoing anti-war activities, the
Michigan Marijuana Initiative
(MMI) and to work for pris-
oner's rights.
RPP is a sponsor of the MMI
petition drive to place the ques-
tion of legalizing marijuana on
the November ballot.
Plamondon remarked that he
learned in jail that "the prison-
ers are just like everyone else-
just like the people in this room.
They're not evil or inhuman."
Since his release yesterday
morning, Plamondon told the re-
porters, he has been "smoking
a lot of marijuana, meeting a
lot of people and pretty well
cruising around."

One reporter asked why his
hair was not long, to which he
replied, "It's by chance. It was
cut."
Another reporter asked how
RPP supports its programs and
whether his experience in prison
made him more timid or cautious
politically. Another RPP leader,
John Sinclair, responded.
"We have changed the laws
we set about to change." Fe re-
ferred to the state and ocal
marijuana ordinances and the
wiretap decision.
"We were never engaged in
criminal activity," Sinclair ex-
plained. "We were just viciously
persecuted. Some actual crimi-
nals we really want to deal with
are those who run the correc-
tional institutions."
"Our record," he continued,
"of calling people criminals and
then proving our case is pretty
good."

would not be less wiretapping
now. But, he said, "their uphold-
ing the Fourth Amendment is
gratifying."
Genie Plamondon, an RPP
leader, responded to a question
on "the system, the courts and
justice." "Justice only cmes,"
she said, "when large groups of
people force it."
"There ain't any justice in this
place," added Sinclair. "People
on the streets know that. These
are criminals," he said-speak-
ing about the Nixon administra-
tion and large corporate inter-
ests like ITT--and "we're citi-
zens."
Plamondon said he hoped his
case would come to trial so that
he "could win in court." With-
out the wiretap evidence, the
prosecution's case would rest up-
on the testimony of David Val-
ler, a. government informer
whose reliability has been se-
c'imouonpruiceunator ereiy . quesiuaieuin ann sayntuai

spite the court rulingthere ters, including RPP.
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as admitted that she had vention is scheduled July 144. to ban sm all handguns

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from the McGovern national staff
as Fojtik had contended.
"I may have used the word,"
she said. "I'm not sure what it
means though. The McGovern
people don't own anyone. I had
some time between the New,
Jersey campaign and the con-
vention and I decided to come
back and help with Bill (Brown's
campaign."
Shallcross denied "categorical-
ly" having implied that McGov-
ern intended to endorse Brown
in the primary as Fojtik con-
tended.
Fojtik, however, reiterated her
position yesterday.
"She (Shallcross) insinuated
that Sen. McGovern would sup-
port Brown now if he could,"
Fojtik said.
"She said he couldn't until af-
ter the convention. She used the
convention as the break-off noint.

Brown said he was the victim
of treachery by persons in the
McGovern office in .Toledo over
his alleged connection to the
McGovern national staff.
"I was told when I entered
the Toledo campaign," he said,
"that I was operating as a mem-
ber of the McGovern national
campaign staff. Apparently the
persons who informed me of this
did not have the authority to do
so, or do not now find it politi-
cally expedient to admit it was
told to me."
He directed much of the state-
ment at The Daily, charging it
printed the story to aid the
campaign of his opponent Wal-
ter Shapiro.
"Does the fact that one of my
opponents is a former Michigan
Daily editor color the story?" he
asked.
Shapiro was a Daily Editorial
Page Editor in 1968.

is Chaplin's
finest work. A masterpiece
that epitomizes his creative
genius. Chaplin's hilarious
and tender tale of the little
tramp who falls in love with
a blind flower girl adds
4 a touch of hero to the
shrewd wit of the baggy-
pants wanderer."
-JUDITH CRIST, New York Magazine

WASHINGTON (A') - A bill to
ban the commercial sale of snub-
nosed, easily concealable hand-
guns not suitable for sporting
purposes won the approval of the
Senate Judiciary Committee yes-
terday.
Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind.), chief
sponsor of the measure, said it
would "take out of the market
place the weapons used most
frequently by criminals without
diminishing the opportunities of
sportsmen and marksmen" to
acquire pistols.
The committee approved
Bayh's bill by a 12-2 vote after
rejecting, 9 to 5, a rival measure
by Sen. Roman Hruska (R-Neb.)
to set . safety and reliability
standards for handguns.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-
Mass.) tried to amend Bayh's
bill to require registration of all
firearms and the licensing of
owners but lost by one-sided
margins.
Bayh's long-dormant bill was
jarred loose by the attempted
assassination last month of Ala-
bama Gov. George Wallace at a
shopping center in nearby Lau-
rel, Md.
Bayh said his bill would pro-
hibit the sale of guns of the type
used in the shooting of Wallace
and the assassination of Sen.
Robert Kennedy (D-N.Y.) in
1968.

The only committee members
voting against Bayh's bill, which
now goes to the Senate for ac-
tion, were C h a i r m a n James
Eastland (D-Miss.) and John Mc-
Clellan (D-Ark.).
Voting for it, in addition to
Bayh, were Hruska, Kennedy and
Sens. Philip Hart (D-Mich.),
Quentin Burdick (D-N.D.), John
Tunney (D-Calif.), Sam Ervin
Jr. (D-N.C.), Edward Burney
(R-Fla.), Hiram Fong (R-Ha-
waii), Charles Mathias (R-Md.),
Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), and
Marlow Cook (R-Ky.).
Bayh's bill would prohibit the
sale, except to law-enforcement
officers, research organizations,
and government agencies, of
revolvers with less than a 3-inch
barrel and of pistols with an
over-all length of less than six
inches.
Bayh said about 2.8 million
handgunssare sold annually in
the United States. His bill would
eliminate about a million.
Calif. pot initiative
qualifies for ballot
SACRAMENTO, Calif. ()-An
initiative to legalize the private
use of marijuana has qualified
for the November ballot, the Sec-
retary of States office said yes-
terday.
The measure qualified with
338,187 valid signatres, a nar-
row 7 per cent margin over the
required 325,500 signatures.
The measure would legalize
the private use of marijuana by
persons age 18 and older, but
sales would still be illegal. Back-
ers said the effect would be to
allow persons to grow their own
marijuana.

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