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Vol. LXXXIl, No. 63-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, August 15, 1972 Ten Cents Eight Pages
Unions join McGovern campaign

Sen. George McGovern chats with one-time presidential hopeful Sen. Eugene McCarthy yesterday at capitol hill.
McGovern leaves today to tour the midwest as his vice-pr esidential candidate R. Sargent Shriver campaigns hard on
the West Coast. Shriver was mobbed by newsmen as he arrived at Los Angeles International airport yesterday.

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More GIs switching
HINGTON () - Congres- than partially successful except they got the same
investigators say the in- on marijuana. nawa:
military crackdown on "Several drug abusers stated "Several low-rank
use may be driving some that the crackdown on mariju- who used drugs felt
om marijuana to more ana was effective because mari- creased use of her
concealed hard drugs juana was bulky and had a dis- from the crackdow
s heroin. tinctive odor when smoked," the Juana.'
General Account Office report noted, "They believed The report quoted
in a report released yes- th-t the crackdown's effective- ing some GIs might
on drug-abuse control in ness had induced many mari- to hard drugs notc
military units around the juana smokers to turn to hero- marijuana is hard tc
said most enlisted men .,,because the drive a
ned in Vietnam believed in. reduced its availabi
ackdown was no more The GAO investigators said The report said ti

to heroin
story in Oki- against marijuana cannot be re-
laxed - but it suggested the
:ing marines military should conduct surprise
that the in- urinalysis tests in military units
ain resulted to deter hard-drug use by in-
'n on mar- creasing the risk of getting
GIs as say- But while urinalysis tests
have turned have been highly successful in
only because identifying heroin, barbiturate
conceal but and amphetemine users, the re-
gainst it had port said, three U.S. commer-.
lity. cial laboratories contracted by
he campaign the Army to analyze samples
were averaging only 50 to 65
per cent accuracy late last year.
The GAO said the Army is
working with the unnamed lab-
oratories to try to reach the con-
tract requirement of 98 per cent
The congressional investiga-
tors said also the program had
been h'irt by distrust of GIs who
"felt that the exemption pro-
ugramwas more punitive than
they believed it should be or
had belie-ed it would be."
Altholgh drug users who vol-
inteer for treatment are exempt
from courts-martial under the
progr-'m, the report said, they
are sibject to removal from sen-
sitive positions, identification as
dreg abasers in their official re-
cords and loss of regular pay
and credit for service time while
undergoing treatment.
At the same time, the report
quoted disgruntled officers as
saying they believe too many
GIs subvert the program to try
to get out of the military early
under it.
todays eahr
-AP Photo
The early morning hours will be
cloudy with temperatures in the
ed at the mid sixties. During the day it will
rators to be partly cloudy with tempera-
mised the tures ranging up into the mid sev-
n at the enties. This evening there will be
increasing cloudiness and
sore seri- a chance of rain with the temper-
ature dropping into the lower 60s.

Dem ocratic presiden-
tial nominee George Mc-
Govern and his running
mate Sargent 'Shriver re-
ceived much needed sup-
port from organized labor
as a group of approximately
25 AFL-CIO labor unions
announced yesterday the
formation of a "National
Labor Committee" to sup-
port the Democratic ticket.
Joseph Keenan, secretary of
the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers, said there
were initial financial pledges to-
taling $125,000 from five of the
unions for McGovern's cam-
paign fund. -
The group noted at a news
conference that the AFL - CIO
executive council had adopted a
position of neutrality in the
presidential race and had said
that each of the labor federa-
tion's 116 unions should make
its own decision on the matter.
-The McGovern labor commit-
tee said it will function nation-
wide -td urged creation of state
and local labor committees for
"The committee was organiz-
ed because American workers -
union and non-union - have
suffered severe inequities under
the Nixon administration, and
because Sen. McGovern's voting
record and position on issues
clearly demonstrate he is in
sympathy with the needs of the
American people," the group
said in a statement.
The McGovern - Shriver tic-
ket is expected to receive addi-
tional sipport from organized
labor as Leonard Woodcock,
president of the United Auto
Workers, predicted yesterday a
"substantial McGovern victory"
among its locals throughout the
nation in an endorsement vote
on this year's presidential ticket.
He made the prediction at a
regional mieeting in Columbus,
Ohio at which some 716 dele-
gates cast their votes on behalf
of 225,000 UAW members in
Ohio, West Virginia, and the
western quarter of Pennsyl-
vania. The union's executive
board endorsed the Democratic
ticket earlier.
At the 11 regional meetings,
See SOME, Page 8
Pay Board
wage limit
WASHINGTON t) - The fed-
eral Pay Board said yesterday
that it will make no change in
its general standard limiting
wage increases to 5.5 per cent a
"The Pay Board has complet-
ed a comprehensive review of
the general wage and salary
standard to determine whether
any revision is indicated," it said
in a statement.
'The board has concluded that
it will make no change in t h e
standard at this time. It will be
reviewed again as additional
data becomes available in t h e
year," the statement said.
Although the general wage de-
cline is 5.5 per cent, the board
said that it has granted w a g e
hikes averaging only 5 per cent
over-all since it went into busi-
ness last Nov. 14.
"These wage trends are clear-
ly helping to slow inflation," the
board said.

YIPPIES get campsite
Despite objections from some Miami Beach residents such as the one picture
left the Miami Beach City Council voted 4 to 3 yesterday to allow demonst
camp at Flamingo Park during the Republican Convention. The YIPPIES proi
city fathers that there would be less skinny-dipping and dope smoking tha
Democratic Convention because the mood of the demonstrations would be m
ous during the Republican gathering.

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