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Tuesday, August 1, 1972


News Phone: 764-0552

Court drops charges
against one in bomb
crater dig-in incident

AP Photo
Scene of prison shooting
Two ambulances and a hearse line up at the entrance to the
Norfolk Corrections Institution in Norfolk, Mass yesterday as
visitors to the facility and reporters are kept across the street
following a shooting involving a prisoner and prison guards.
Prison officials said one officer was killed and two others were
injured in the incident.
IRA reacts against
latest British moves
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland () - Stung by British
army occupation of their strongholds, the Irish Republican Army
struck back yesterday with a series of bombings that killed six
persons. Thirty persons were injured.
The British braced for even grimmer retaliation as the defiant
Roman Catholics, the barricades in their districts levelled, pro-
claimed: "We will rise again:" The IRA announced the start of a
"people's resistance."
The predawn invasion into barricaded IRA sectors of Belfast
and Londonderry and sweeps into Catholic areas in five other
Ulster communities was the largest operation mounted by British
-_ --- ---- troops in the three years of
sectarian strife in the province.
lhree m ore About 13,000 troops, backed
by armored cars and 50-ton
T tanks and under an umbrella
of helicopters, carried out the
operation. At least 17,000 more
troops and police were in re-
lost in war serve.
So much importance did the
SAIGON(A')--Three U.S. air- British attach to the operation
AIGON nldi-Thre .Sair- B that London took the unprece-
craft, including a masive B52 dented step ofnotifying several
bomber, crashed during a day of foreign leaders in advance.
massive airstrikes against North These included President Nixon,
Vietnam and support mission U.N. Secretary-general Kurt
for South Vietnamese troops Waldheim and Prime Minister
battling the North Vietnamese Jack Lynch of Ireland.
on three fronts, the U.S. Com-
mand announced yesterday. The British objective was to
The eight-engine B52, Amer- restore peace to the turbulent
ica's largest warplane, went province and open the way for a
down in a thunderstorm Sun- political settlement between the
day night in a remote area of million Protestants and half
Thailand and exploded with million Roman Catholics.
thirty tons of bombs aboard. William Whitelaw, Britain's
Five crewmen died in the crash administrator for Northern Ire-
while a sixth apparently para- land, said the immediate aim
chuted to safety. was "to enable the security
Also Sunday, two Air Force forces to move freely through-
Phantom jets plunged into the out all areas and so protect the
sea off the coast of North Viet- whole community."
nam after running out of fuel. Three hours after bulldozer-
Alt crewmen were rescued, the tnsadtop mse h
U.S. ommad reprted tanks and troops smashed the
U.S. Command reported. IR
The loss of the B52 resulted IRA barricades, Whitelaw an-
from unknown causes, but ap- nounced the British forces "now
parently not as the result of en- are in occupation and control
emy action. Eight other Strato- throughout Northern Ireland."
fortresses have been lost acci-
dently since the big bombers er three car bombs ex-
were first deployed in the war ploded in Claudy, a town 12
more than seven years ago. miles southeast of Londonder-
None o& the crashes was attri- ry, and killed six persons
buted to enemy fire, but at least T, e siserons
two have been damaged by sur- The deaths raised to st least
face-to-air missiles during raids 485 the toll of lives in the pro-
over North Vietnam, vince since 1969.

District Court Judge San-
dorf Elden has dismissed
charges against one of four
persons arrested in the May
19 Diag war protest crater
dig and the dismissal of the
charges against the other
three is expected soon.
The dismissal of charges
against Jonathon Goldman '73
of "willful and malicious de-
struction of property" was
prompted by an apparent error
by the prosecution, which failed
to file an amendment to the
charge before a deadline set by
the court.
Awaiting dismissal on the
same charges are Rainbow
People's Par' y member Genie
Plamondon, Richard England,
Grad, and Jay Hack, a former
Student Government Council
administrative vice president.
They face a possible 90 day
sentence or a $100 fine if con-
The charge stems from an all-
day war protest held on May 19
to commemorate the birthdays
of Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm
X. In the first of several digs,
protesters completed four sym-
bolic bomb craters on the Diag,
only to see them filled in by
the University days later.
While refusing to state what
his action would be on the other
three persons, Elden said full
dismissal was "a probability."
Defensecoordinator Thomas
Bentley and defense lawyer
David Goldstein reacted jubi-
lantly to the dismissal, calling it
"an easy victory for the people."
"What this shows," said Gold-
stein yesterday, "is that our
case was just a whole lot more
together than their case was.
There is the greatest probability
that all four people will be let
of f now."
Prosecution spokesman
Thomas Shea refused to com-
ment on the dismissal or any
aspect of the case.
The original "Crater Four"
trial had been set for July 20,
but on that date Elden granted

En route to funeral
President Nixon waves as he climbs aboard a helicopter at the
New Orleans Naval Air Station for the trip to Houma, La., for
funeral services for Louisiana Sen. Allen Ellender who died last
Bremer's trial convenes

-The lawyer defending Arthur
Herman Bremer on charges of
shooting Alabama Gov. George
Wallace told jurors yesterday
that expert defense witnesses
would paint "a picture of a boy
who was weird from the day he
came on this earth."
Bremer has pleaded innocent
by reason of insanity to the 17
charges in connection with the
shooting which partially para-
lyzed Wallace and injured three
others durng a May 15 campaign
rally at Laurel, Md.

Two witnesses to the at-
tempted assassination identifed
Arthur Herman Bremer as the
man who fired the shots that
partially paralyzed the Alabama
governor and wounded three
other persons. Three other wit-
nesses to the shooting failed to
identify Bremer.
After three of the first prose-
cution witnesses could not iden-
tify Bremer, Mabel Speigle
walked among the trial specta-
tors where the defendant had
been placed for the identifica-
tion process, reached out and
touched him.

Quaalude addiction...

Second of a two art series
"I wouldn't be surprised if a couple people
died by the end of the year unless more infor-
mation gets out about the dangers of Quaalude
or more beds are made available for treatment,"
claims Dr. Richard Kunnes of the Washtenaw
County Community Mental Health Center.
Quaalude, the most recent drug fad in the
Ann Arbor area, has already become a medical
problem, according to Kunnes.
Doctors at University Hospital have reported
success in treating cases of Quaalude addiction.
There has been some controversy, however, in
trying to decide whether Quaalude addiction is
primarily a medical or a psychiatric problem.
Dr. Philip Margolis, of University Hospital,
says the problem is that "there has been no
wish on the part of the patient to explore how
he got on Quaalude in the first place."
Discussion at the hospital has centered on
whether or not patients who are only interested
in detoxification should be brought into the
psychiatric section for treatment.
According to Dr. Allwyn Levine, of University

body's istening
Hospital, the patient must be willing to explore
the problems underlying his addiction in order
to be trained in the psychiatric section, since
"getting hooked on anything is a symptom of
something else."
Margolis admits, however, that there may be
some Quaalude addicts who won't come to the
hospital to seek help because they aren't will-
ing to go through any psychiatric treatment.
In order to prevent the deaths of people try-
ing to withdraw on their own, Kunnes thinks
the hospital should make more beds available
for those interested only in detoxification.
A large part of the difficulty of trying to solve
the Quaalude addiction problem seems to lie in
the lack of reliable information concerning the
Although Levine reports one drug company
was "extremely helpful" in sending out re-
quested information, some doctors have found
it difficult to obtain information on Quaalude
overdose and its addiction potential.
Dr. Landis Crockett, a public health resi-
dent at University Hospital, called information
See QUAALUDE, Page 8

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