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Tuesday, July 25, 1972 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552

IRA explosives
seized in raid
BELFAST (A) - Terrorist gunfire snuffed out two more lives
in Northern Ireland yesterday as the British army seized more
than 1,000 pounds of explosives in raids on Irish Republican Army
(IRA) hideouts.
The British army said it also captured 19 weapons, 2,000
rounds of ammunition and a large amount of bomb-making equip-
ment in searches that followed Friday's bombings and shootings
which claimed 16 lives, bringing the total deaths in three years of
strife to 471.
The army's tough, new cam-
G o t. 'W lire ta paign against the Irish Repub-
lican Army was reported to the
in House of Commons in Lndon
by. Britain s administrator for
Northern Ireland, W i ll i am"
Whitelaw.
E ll~tq' He called for support of the
g British government in its "ab-
solute determination to root out
LOS ANGELES (A)-Defense the IRA and destroy its capac-
attorneys sought to stop the ity of inhumanity."
Pentagon Papers trial yester- "After the appallingly blood-
day after a,, surprise revelation thirsty and criminal events of
that the government has filed last Friday," Whitelaw said,
secret reports of wiretapping in- "there cannot be any remain-
formation concerning the de- ing shred of support for the
fense team, men who perpetrate them.
The judge reserved decision
on whether to grant a special "Even those sections of Ro-
hearing, but said he hoped to man Catholic opinion through-
have opening statements begin out the world which have iden-
tomorrow. Attorneys for Daniel tified themselves with, and per-
Ellsberg and Anthony Russo ac- haps sometimes given the bene-
cused the government of "gross fit of the doubt to, any group of
misbehavior" and "dishonesty" men who claimed to speak for
for telling them last Friday that the Irish republican movement,
there was no wiretap informa- can surely no longer continue
tion covering attorneys and de- to uphold the men responsible
fense consultants. , for Friday's horrible catalogue
"This is an incredible develop- of slaughter,"
ment," , said attorney Leonard Throughout the day, the level
Weinglass. " . We're supposed of violence slackened somewhat,
to operate at some level of but a British soldier was gun-
trust." ned down by sniper fire in Bel-
The government had been or- fast and a man was killed and
dered to tell defense counsel by four other persons w e r e
last Friday whether attorneys wounded in one of three 'gun
or defense consultants had been
wiretapped: battles in Londonderry.
At 5 p.m. Friday, Asst. U.S. Elsewhere, British t r oo ps
Atty. Warren Reese gave he de- searched two Catholic housing
fense an affidavit saying there estates in Armagh, southwest of
was no wiretapping "except as Belfast and seat of the Roman
may hereafter be disclosed to
the court in camera (in the Catholic Church for all Ire-
judge's chambers) .. " Appar- land. They reported 10 arrests.
ently, Reese submitted the sec- The Ulster Defense Associa-
ret report at the same time tion, a militant Protestant or-
Friday, a itan Poted ady o-
Asst. US. Atty. David Nissen, ganization, called for a day of
chief prosecutor in the case, mourning throughout Northern
said he felt the government had Ireland today, a move prompted
complied with court orders. by last Friday's carnage.
Shultz asks Congres
to mo erate spendin

'U' glutted with bodies
By DIANE LEVICK importing is more commonly intra-state than
While a serious shortage of cadavers is killing inter-state because most states have laws requir-
anatomy classes across the nation, the Univer- ing bodies to be acquired locally.
sity's medical school is still cutting merrily Fischer speculates that the reason there is a
away. shortage of cadavers now is that medical schools
"To the best of my knowledge, there is no have failed to publicize their need. "It's up to
immediate shortage of whole bodies," s a ys the medical schools to publish the facts. If this
Theodore Fischer, assistant professor of ana- message does get across to the people, people
tomy at the medical school. who are public-spirited will respond," he says.
He notes, however, that certain body parts for Wouldn't people be more apt to will their bodies
away for money? Fischer explains that "incid-
specialized courses are sometimes in demand. ents of foul play" occurred in the early history
The dental school, for instance, offers an ana- of medical colleges because payment was offered.
tomy course on the head and neck, parts which "That sort of thing ended up with grave robbers,"
are not always available in large enough quan- he saysg
titiese sy
Meanwhile, medical schools in New York, New #
Jersey and parts of the South and Middle West
are spending a great deal of money to import
willed bodies from other states.
A few years ago, Fischer says, there was a '
body shortage at the University, and the situation
for the near future is unpredictable.
The medical school uses cadavers for its
gross anatomy course - a general survey course
required of all first-year medical students. In
addition, pharmacy, dental hygiene, and physical
therapy programs require cadaver work of their
students.
"It seems to be a common supposition that
cadavers are used for research," says Fischer,
"but 99 per cent of them are used for teaching
purposes here."
And where do the bodies come from? "Most
of the ones we get are donated bodies. Others
are unclaimed bodies from hospitals and mental
hospitals," Fischer explains. If no family mem-
her claims a body within a certain amount of
time, the medical school uses it.
If necessary, the University obtains cadavers
from Wayne State and Michigan State. Such Oaiy-Osey Vian
ACTION PENDING:
Three states ask high court
to reconsiderdeath penalty
WASHINGTON (P) - The would affect 13 once-condemn- Georgia, and Elmer Branch of
Supreme-Court was asked yes- ed men in Georgia, two in Texas along with the 10 others
terday to reconsider its decision Pennsylvania and one in Texas who had been awaiting execu-
banning criminal executions if granted by the high court. tion on murder and rape
and return 16 prisoners to The prosecutors seek to re- charges,
death row. store the death penalties to the To get the rehearings, the pe-
The rehearings, sought by the three prisoners directly affect- titioners would have to get the
attorneys general of Georgia ed by the Supreme Court de- support of five of the nine jus-
and, Texas and Philadelphia cision - William Furman and tices, including one who voted
District Attorney Arlen Specter, Lucious Jackson, Jr., both of with the majority in the 5-4
"--__ ---- -" - - ---anti - execution decision last
June 29.
Rehearings are unusual in a
r s court which has granted only
four or five in the past five
years, according to observers.
The court's capital punih-
ment decisiondeclared that the
death penalty under most exist-
ing state and federal laws is
unconstitutional because it vi-
olates an amendment prohibit-
ng "cruel and unusual punish-
men."
The decision vacated the death
penalty for several hundred
prisoners.
The prosecutors argued in
their petitions filed with the
court clerk that the ruling con-
stitutes a s.evere blow to the
i tAmerican jury system.
Meanwhile. U n i v e r s i t y
of Michigan Law School Prof.
Yale Kamisar called the death
penalty ruling a "shaky, cloudy
and bitterly prot sted" prece-
dent for future judicial or legis-
Aelative action.
In an article written for the
Los Angeles Times - Washing-
ton Post News Service, Kamisar
sr.t ' tted that "there is ampe
rooms in tim..opimiomnsof tlb
Court? ' for sustaiing n-irrowly
defined crimes carryimg man-
datory death penalties"

-Associated Press Kamisar added that there is
TREASURY SECRETARY George Shultz, right, and Caspar a distinct possibility" that the
Weinberger, director of the Office of Management and Budget, Crowly carried by a 5-4 vote,
discuss the budget for fiscal 1972 during a news conference will be overturned if another
yesterday.i +

WASHINGTON ( )-Treasury
Secretary George Shultz said
yesterday the federal budget for
fiscal 1973 is worsening and
urged Congress to hold the line
on spending to prevent another
surge of inflation.
Shultz, announcing that the
federal deficit for the fiscal
year that ended June 30 reached
$23 billion, told newsmen that
the red ink for the current fis-
cal year could be well beyond
the $27 billion estimated if Con-
gress fails to exercise restraint.
He said that the Nixon ad-
ministration will try to submit
budget-cutting programs, some
before the 4ovember election,
to offset the rise in the federal
budget, Some reports have it
that the deficit will soar to al-
most $40 billion before the fis-
cal year ends next June 30.
Schultz, holding his first gen-
eral news conference, criticized
members of Congress who, he
said, "want to force a tax in-
crease on the American people
by cascading spending."
In a congressional hearing,
President Nixon's chief eco-
nomic adviser said heavy new

taxes on the rich cannot be
counted on to pay for new
domestic programs or balance
the budget.
Herbert Stein, chairman of
the Council of Economic Ad-
visers, said tlje federal budget
must be kept from exploding.
"It would be better to face
the expenditure problem now
than to count on successfully
facing the tax problem later,"
he told the Joint Economic
Committee.
At the Treasury news confer-
ence, Caspar Weinberger, direc-
tor of the Office of Management
and Budget, said his office is
working on budget-cutting "off-
sets" that will be intended to
offset new spendi.g programs
such as a 20 per cent rise in
Social Security, due to go into
effect in October.
Shulze aid the government
should be able to live within
current revenue if the budget
cuts prove effective. He said the
people do not want a tax in-
crease, adding he thought one
can be avoided through trim-
ming back.
see SCHULTZ, Page 8

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