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Saturday, July 8, 1972
ANN'ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phoe: 764-0552
Local judge rules
present jury list
By DAN BIDDLE
In a controversial decision, Juvenile Court Judge
Francis O'Brien has ruled that the current Washtenaw
County jury panel is unconstitutional because it excludes
18- to 21-year old registered voters.
O'Brien's ruling, the first of its kind in Michigan, stated
that "with this group (18-21-year old voters) omitted, the
panel does not provide the cross-section of the community
to which the accused is entitled and therefore he cannot be
constitutionally comp Iled to stand trial until such time as
this group is included.
O'Brien therefore ordered indefinite adjournment in
the case of a 14-year old Ann Arbor boy accused of at-
tempted rape. Defense at-
torney Elmer White had
Fire uHioll moved for adjournment un-
til the jury panel list, from
which jurors for all county
H S court cases are selected,
cotilitlue could be updated to include
newly registered 18- to 21--
LU' b a ga1i1 As a result of O'Brien's ruling,
that trial is now adjourned for
an indefinite period of time.
B, LORIN LABARDEE The current county jury panel
Ann Arbor's police and fire was selected by the Washtenaw
departments are still negotiat- County jury Board from a list
ing new contracts with the city of registered voters as of June
and it appears that the fire de- 1971-one month before the
partment dispute may require voting age was lowered to 18.
compulsory arbit'ation before Donald Silkworyh, sre.ident of
agreement is reached, the jury board, says 18- to 21-
Mike Jackson, co-chairman year old voters won't be in-
of the International Firefighters eluded until a new jury panel is
Association's negotiating team, selected in September.
says that members of the asso- O'Brien stated in an inter-
ciation are asking for specific view that he could not "con-
benefits while the city is offer- stitutionally compell anyone to
ing a "package deal" to the go to trial" in Washtenaw
union. County Juvenile Court until the
Under compulsory arbitration jury panel is updated in Septem-
each party chooses an. arbitra- ber.
for and they in turn choose a Circuit Court Judge John Con-
third. The decisions of the panel lin took issue with O'Brien's rul-
are final and must be accepted ing, contending that "on a prac-
by both parties. tical basis there is no require-
Since the firefighter's union ment that (18-21-year olds) be
filed with the state for compul- added to the present jury panel."
sory arbitration before the ex- Conlin said that he and Circuit
piration of the old contract any Judnn Will A e Jan Cru
benefits agreed upon will be ret- ges iam ger, Jr and
roactive to the expiration date Ross Cambell agreed several
of the old contract, July 1. months ago to deny any chal-
The possibility of a strike by lesge of the present jury panel
either union is small. Strikes by on exclusion of the 14-21
police and firefighter unions are age group.
against Michigan law. Disputing District Court Judge Santiorf
bargaining agents are expected J. Elden refused to comment on
to settle their differences O'Brien's ruling but said he
through the binding arbitration planned to proceed as usual with
process. the current jury panel.
The Yippies set up camp...
---and Miami plays it cool
fly PAUL TRAVIS... }.,z r,
special To iThe Daily
MIAMI BEACH - The Yippies
yesterday began movmg mto
their city provided park camp-
grmnd and immediately began.
making fritends ith time dozem
of seriar etzens sitsssuamlly
Under a swelterin, sun, some
150 young people set up their
tents, roiled out their sleeping
bags and set out in search of -
unarijuana. Six blocks away con-
struction crews put the finishing
touches to the Maimi Beach Con-
vention Hall where the National /
Democratic Convention o p e n
Menday. - m-
Yesterday's contingent se medis
to be only an advance crew for
the several thousand denmonstra-
tors-the residents here call them
"non-delegales" - who are ex-Ascae rs
pected to show up for the con- -Asociatees
vention. YIPPIE LEADERS Jerry Rubin (left) and Abbie Hoffmai
They included such nationally discuss the scene in Miami's Flamingo Park yesterday, where
prominent agitators as Jerry the Miami Beach City Council agreed to allow the Yippies
See THE YIPPIES, Page 8 and Zippies to set up a tent camp.
NIXON TAKES ACTION:
Meat, gasoline costs surge in
June; unemployment rate dips
By The Associated Press meat import quotas are fixed. In effect, the latest White
The price that wholesalers Secretary of the Treasury House attempt to curb meat
and manufacturers pay for George Shultz, who is chairman prices relied heavily on jaw-
heir goods -- especially meat of the Cost of Living Council, boning.
and gasoline - rose sharply told newsmen this was the ma- The Wholesale Price Index
ast month, the government re- jor concrete move coming out rose by five-tenths of one per
ported yesterday, of a Nixon meeting with eco- cent last month. Combined with
At the same -otime, the Labor nomic-consumer aides at the the May rise of three-fifths of
Department said the nation's western White House office. one per cent, it was the biggest
unemployment rate dipped from Shultz said he promised to two - month jump since last
.9 per cent in May to 5.5 per deliver to Nixon a report with January and February.
lent in June, but many of the specific recommendations for
ew jobs went to students who dampening the rise in meat In addition to increases tn
work only during the summer. prices. meat costs, rises were regis-
As part of efforts to halt ris- But the only other move he tered, s the price of gasoline,
ng meat prices, President Nix- announced involved plans for dumber, shoes clothiicspaper,
sn disclosed yesterday that an educational campaign to en-
countries shipping the most beef courage housewives to put more A reflection in retail prices
o the U.S. this year will get of their food budget into non- in a few months is likely.
avored treatment when 1973 beef items. Meanwhile, wholesale prices
of big household appliances in-
OFFcICIALeluding televisions, natural
gas, glass, milk and chemicals
g J The Labor Departoment's un-
ouse picketed eployment reportshoe
ci's last maosth were young peo-
ple out of school.
Sen. William Proxmire (D-
Wis., chairman of the Joint
Economic Committee, said it is
not very encouraging" that on-
ly young people seem to be
lierbert Stein. chairman of
the Council of Economic Ad-
visers who joined Shultz and
Consumer Affairs Adviser Vir-
ginia Knauer in meeting with
Nixon. hailed the ness unem-
ployment rate as a "very gra-
tifying de-lom'ent "
N This and other indicators
shost, Stein said, that "the U.S.
economy is enjoying an ex-
tremely strong recovery." Shultz
joined in the optimism by say-
ing the administration had
-Daly-Davii Margoe made "a considerable amount of
PROTESTERS AGAINST war research last night picket the progress" in its anti-inflation
Ann Arbor home of a top Willow Run Laboratory official. fight.
By JIM KENTCH
-Opponents of war research
yesterday took their protest to
the home of Richaid Legault.
assistant director of the Willow
The early evening picketing
by 25 members of Ann Arbor
Citizens Against War Research
was part of a new campaign
which aims to confront individ-
ual war researchers rather than
the University's Regents. The
picketing was peaceful as police
Legault and his wife offered .
sandwiches and raincoats to the
Last Wednesday evening the
anti-war research group invited
Legault to a meeting in the
Michigan Union to discuss the
results of Legault's work. Le-
gault did not appear, saying he
wanted a complete listing of all
those who would attend.
Approximately 50 group mem-
bers went to Legault's home,
where he spoke with them for
about an hour.
A member of the group read
about various projects complet-
ed at Willow Run under Le-
gault's supervision. Legault
answered the charges, /saying
that the work done under his
supervision had non-military
applications at the present time.
The group said they chose
Legault for the focus of their
actions because of his promi-
nent position at Willow Run
Laboratories, a research facili-
ty which does much war re-
search. Legault is head of the
infrared and optics division at
The response of Legault's
neighbors to their discussion
with members of the group was
"not hostile," according to one