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Vol. LXXXII, No. 46-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 21, 1972 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Court stays bus purchase
1.6 ~ CINCINNATI, Ohio ()
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court
:yfof Appeals ruled yesterday
- that the Detroit Board of
Education must delay the
Y court-ordered purchase of
295 buses. The court sched-
x tuled a hearing next month
3for an appeal of a desegre-
' gation order which the buses
are to help implement.
The appellate court acted only
three hours before the deadline
set by Judge Stephen Roth of
U.S. District Court in Flint. That
rider had directed the schools
to p chase the buses by 5 p.m.
The Circuit Court, headed by
{ Circuit Jade Harry Phillips,
rseugt . 24 to hear an appeal
rf Judge Roth's integration plan,
W'hich could mea the coes-city
" f hosing of as many as 40,000
Daily-Denny Ganer students in order to achieve rac-
ial balance in the Detroit area
N $ schools.
No appeal of that plan was pos-
sible until yesterday morning,
when Roth formally filed certifi-
cates defining details of his find-
ings that Detroit's schools are
segregated by law and that only
a metropolitan desegregation
plan can correct that situation.
In setting the appeal date, the
Circuit Court said, "an imaned-
iate appeal may materially ad-
vance the ultimate termination
of the litigation."
The court also ordered a halt
in all but the planning proceed-
ings involved in implementing
Roth's integration plan. It said
the 11-member panel set up by
Roth to draw up details for in-
tegrating schools could coninue
3< - '. to function in a planning capac-
4 In the meantime, this panel
NI..{ decided yesterday that some 20
-Daily-Denny Gainer per cent of the teachers in all
The Observer Detroit area elementary schools
A skeptical little girl watches a magician perform a magic trick should be black.utrsR '
at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair yesterday. (top) But she isn't recommended minimum that at
fooled at all by his tricks and offers her considered judgment of least ten per cent in each school
his performance. (bottom) should be black.
Ju ship up f grabs

As the Aug. 8 primary nears,
five candidates are competing in
the non-partisan race for two
seats on Washtenaw Circuit
Judge Patrick Conlin, Judge
S.J. Elden, Judge Edward D.
Deake, City Attorney Jerold Lax,
and Shirley Burgoyne, an attor-
ney, have announced their can-
The p r i m a r y election will
eliminate one of the candidates
from the field for the general
election in Noveober.
One vacancy will result from
the retirement of Judge John
Conlin in December. The other
open seat was recently created
by the State Legislature because
increases in the population of
Washtenaw County has led to an
increased case load.
Circuit Court is a county -wide
court dealing with felony cases.
Four judges, elected for six year
terms,'will serve on the court in
the 1973 term.
The Daily recently interviewed
the candidates on a variety of
Patrick Conlin says he intends
to make attempts to reform the
present bail bonding system. "It
needs some sort of formula that

takes the intuitiveness out of the
system," he says.
In 14th District Court, where
Conlin currently sits, he is over-
seeing the institution of a bail-
bond system designed by the
Washtenaw County Bar Associa-
tion. The system rates the re-
liableness of arrestees on a point
basis, taking into consideration
the length of community resi-
dence, work history, marital
status, family ties, and other in-
formation. A certain number of
positive points enables the de-
fendant to be released on recog-
Conlin does' not, however sup-
port the complete elimination of
professional bondspersons. He
says, "Different practices in dif-
ferent parts of the state would
make it difficult to institute."
Conlin was asked what role
the court should take in the
controversy o v e r "victimless
crime" laws. He said, "Just as
the court took a strong stand on
marijuana, .I think the court
should take a role in this. I
don't think it's good for society
to dictate morality."
Judge Edward Deake current-
ly sits on the 14th District

Deake foresees drastic reforms
overtaking the bail-bonding sys-
tem, however says he needs fur-
ther study on the issue of elimi-
nation of professional bondsmen.
"A lot of victimless crimes
will be taken out of the criminal
code," Deake claims. He points
out that drunkeness is no longer
regarded in a criminal vein and
that drug use is recognized as
a "mental illness."
On the penal system,, he ad-
mits that there exists "a lot of
bad conditions." He continues
that "any judge should keep
abreast with what's happening.
It is important to have trained
men on the bench, who know
the law and can apply it fairly
in these times of social change."
Jerold Lax has been city at-
torney since July, 1969.
On bail-bonding Lax says there
exists "considerable room for
innovation in reviews of defend-
ant's backgrounds for recogni-
zance or low bond. Incarcera-
tion is not the prefered course."
Lax is the only candidate with
a position amaible to the abolish-
ment of private bondsmen. Lax
says, "If it were administra-
tively feasible for the govern-
ment to handle the work load of
See CIRCUIT, Page 12

Apres le deluge
William Jayne, an 81 year old resident of Wilkes Barrie, Pa.,
pauses to survey his property while hosing down his front porch.
The American flag was one of the few belongings he salvaged
after water rose three feet into the second floor of his home
during the flood night on June 23.
Top minimum wage
passed bySenate
WASHINGTON (I)-The Sen- now prevent many groups of
ate last night passed a bill which workers from getting overtime
would raise the minimum wage pay.
from $1.50 to $2.20 an hour- The House measure provides
the biggest increase in history- for a $2 minimum wage in two
after rejecting President Nixon's steps but has no new coverage
$2 recommendation. The vote on and no repealers of overtime
passage was 65 to 27. exemptions.
The key test in the debate on Democratic managers of the
the heavily disputed bill came in bill made an all-out effort to
the tight 47-46 rejection of a defeat the Nixon plan, which
Republican substitute embodying was strongly opposed by the
Nixon's proposals. AFL-CIO.
Democratic presidential nom- They said privately they were
inee George McGovern flew here determined to try in this way to
from South Dakota to cast his soothe some of the labor leaders-
vote against the substitute and unhappy about the Democratic
in favor of the AFL-CIO posi- national 'convention.
tion. After the defeat of the sub-
The labor group strongly sup- stitute, however, the managers
ported the Democratic version accepted some amendments
of the legislation. which cut back the scope of the
The Senate vote sent the bill bill somewhat or delayed ef-
back to conference with the fectiveness of some provisions.
House which passed May 11 a Sen. Harrison Williams Jr., tD-
measure closely in line with the N.J.) chief sponsor of the bill,
President's view. contended that the Nixon-basked
The Senate bill would bring $2 minimum would not e v n
7.4 million additional workers provide a poverty-level income
under the wages and hours law for a breadwinner for a family
and repeal exemptions which of four.
ROTC aims ~,~.~ - '
for freshmen
See story, Page 3

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