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Vol. LXXXI I, No. 65-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, August 17, 1972 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
.....H.E u s axe

by

Nixon,

House

Clark displays bomb
Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General who recently returned
from a visit in North Vietnam, displays a plastic bomb at the
witness table yesterday during testimony before a Senate Judiciary
Subcommittee in Washington. (For more details, see story, Page 2.)
Ground fighting heavy
around Quang Tr, Hue

WASHINGTON (M -
President Nixon yesterday
vetoed a $30.5-billion ap-
propriations bill for the La-
bor and Health, Education
and Welfare departments.
Within less than three hours,
the veto was upheld by the
House to the cheers of Republi-
cans and the scorn of Democra-
tic leaders. The vote was 203
to 171, short of the necessary
two-thirds.
Nixon, in vetoing the mea-
sure, celled it "reckless fed-
eral spending" that was $1.8 bil-
lion more than he requested.
Speaker Carl Albert called
the veto "another example of the
low priority the administration
plces" on health, education and
welfare.
Democr tic lead-r Hale Boggs
comnplined to the House that
"the President hfs developed
the habit of vetoing bills deal-
ing with he-lth and education."
Bit the President's message
to Congress chimed his veto
was cheered and applauded by
a number of ranking Democrats,
as well -s Reniblicans.
Hoose Appropriations Commit-
tee Chairnerson George Mahon
(D-Tex.), whose committee or-
iginated the bill Nixon vetoed,
said he supported the Presi-
dent's action.
"I think the bill is higher than
can be justified under the con-
ditions prevailing in the coun-
try." Mahon skid. "With a $40
billion deficit it just goes too
far."
But Mahon and sibcommittee
Chairperson Daniel Flood, (D-
Pa.), made no commitments to
meeting Nixon's insistence that
any new bill to replace the ve-
toed one be cut back all the way
to his $28.7 billion request.
Meanwhile, a continuing reso-
lItion will provide funds for the
departments at current levels
until tomorrow when Congress
is expected to pass a new mea-
sure to fund existing programs.
The veto was criticized by the
two major teachers organiza-
tions, the American Federation
of Teachers, AFL-CIO, and the
National Education Association.
David Selden, president of the
275,000-member federation, com-
mented, "With his third educa-
tion veto in four years, the Pres-
ident has said to the nation that
we can afford smarter bombs
but not more books for smarter
students; that we can afford to
replace obsolete aircraft carriers
but not obsolete school rooms."

Nondele gates toke up
Nondelegates to the Republican National Convention distribute
marijuana joints (top) in Flamingo Park on Miami Beach early
yesterday, a short time before they were ejected from the park by
police. The demonstrators then paraded to Miami Beach City Hall
(bottom) where they held a brief rally.
McGOVERN TO VISIT:
LI3J gives support
to Democratc ticket

SAIGON (P)-North Vietnamese
forces fired more than 2,000 ar-
tillery and mortar shells into
South Vietnamese positions on
the northern front yesterday and
battled government troops from
the edges of Quang Tri to the
western outskirts of Hue.
The fierce fighting took - an-
other heavy death toll in the
stalemated war. The S a ig o n
command said 111 North Vietna-
mese troops were killed. South
Vietnamese losses were put at
19 men killed and 84 wounded.
U.S. B52 bombers kept up their
heavy strikes in the southern
sector of North Vietnam. More
than a score of Stratofortresses
dropped 500 tons of bombs on
supply caches just above the
demilitarized zone.
Meanwhile, H e n r y Kissinger
began a comprehensive review of
the war and peace negotiations
Pot law
By CHRIS PARKS
and PAUL TRAVIS
Last May, City Council passed
one of the most liberal mari-
juana laws in the+ nation. But,
since that time, controversy ov-
er enforcement of that ordinance
has increased.
Though the police department
recently acknowledged that it
has acted on six authorizations
for prosecution from the city
attoriny's office, state police
yesterday contradicted city po-
lice reports concerning lab tests
on alleged marijuana samples.
Sergeant Thomas Nasser of
the state crime lab in Plymouth
said yesterday "the policy (of
the lab) has been that any case
that comes in is processed."
City Police Chief Walter Kras-

last night in preparation for a
report to Nixon before the open-
ing of the Republican Conven-
tion next week.
U.S. officials in Saigon were
tight-lipped on Kissinger's visit.
They repeated a statement issued
by the White House earlier that
Kissinger was in Saigon for a
"general review of all aspects of
the Vietnam problem including
the negotiations in Paris."
In the air war yesterday, U.S.
jets knocked out a plant supply-
ing power for Hanoi, a key rail-
road bridge and shot down a
communist MIG over North Viet-
nam, the U.S. Command said.
The fierceness of the air war
was reflected by a U.S. Com-
mand report that 175 Americans
have been listed as missing in
plane losses in the 41h months
of the communist offensive.

By The Associated Press
Former President Lyndon
Johnson, declaring "the Demo-
cratic party best serves the
needs of the people," said yes-
terday he will support and vote
for George McGovern and Sar-
gent Shriver despite differences
on many issues.
With the endorsement, John-
son broke from the course chos-
en by some close political allies,
notably John Connally, the for-
mer Texas governor and secre-
tary of the Treasury, who is

causes police confusion

heading an organization of Dem-
ocrats supporting Nixon.
The Johnson endorsement was
unexpected, particularly be-
cause of McGovern's bitter op-
position to the Vietnam war
policy of his administration.
"It is no secret that Sen. Mc-
Govern and I have widely differ-
ing opinions on many matters,
especially foreign policy," John-
son said. his first direct state-
ment on the campaign.
"Sen. McGovern has not re-
frained from criticizing policies
of mine with which he disa-
greed," Johnson said. "Neither
sOall I refrain from stating my
dis greements with any position
of his wehen I believe that the
piblic interest demands such
action.
"The differences between us
need not be minimized," John-
son said. "The Democratic party
can accommodate dis-
agreement."
Johnson's statement to two
weekly newspapers ia Freder-
ricksburg, Tex., c'me six days
before a scheduled "isit to the
LBJ Rnch by M c iern.
A 50 per cent chance of
thindershowers today and to-
night. Warm and humid with the
temperature ranging from a low
of 70 to a high of 90, with varying
degrees of cloudiness,.

ny said Tuesday the lab was re-
fusing to process suspected
marijuana samples from Ann
Arbor pending a ruling by State
Police Director Col. John Plants.
Assistant City Attorney Rob-
ert, Guenzel, said yesterday the
lab processed an estimated 12 al-
leged marijuana samples from
the city during June and- July.
He maintained however, that
some time aroUnd the end of
July a decision had been made
at the lab to hold up tests on
the samples.
He said he was informed of
this decision by a city police de-
tective.
Nasser denied that such a de-
cision had been made, attribut-
ing 'any delays in processing to
"a two to four week backlog" of

cases. "We are continuing as
we have," lis said.
Plants agreed that processing
of evidence from the city will
continue but "on a low priority
basis."
"It doesn't seem proper that
we put a high priority on a city
ordinance that has a fine of five
dollars," he said yesterday.
"That kind of analysis would be
done if we had nothing more ur-
gent."
Plants clainsed the city or-
dinance is "illegni" and charged
"it will make Ann Arbor a state-
w i d e distribution center for
marijuana."
Plants implied that he is not
prepared to see that happen and
pointed out that his department
operates under no jurisdictional

limitations within the state.
"If we thought the Ann Ar-
bor Police Department was in-
effectual because of the ordi-
nance," he continued, "we would
move in without consulting
theia. We won't allow Ann Ar-
bor to become a sanctuary.
Ile suggested that if the city
police will naske arrests under
state law "we will give them
high priority in the lab.'
According to Krasny, sunm-
monses have been sent out to
six alleged offenders within the
past two weeks, but so far only
one acknowledgement has been
returned. Those receiving sum-
mons have ten days to appear in
court and pay the five dollar fine
or plead not guilty.

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