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Vol LXXX1, No. 1 1-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 1 9, 1971

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Railway union
y ordered to end

U.S. RAILROAD SIGNALMAN'S UNION PRESIDENT C. J. Chamberlain (left) talks with Labor Secre-
tary James Hodgson (center) and Sen. Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.) (right), before the start of a Senate La-
bor Committee hearing Monday in Washington. The committee heard testimony on the nation's rail
Charges continue over

2-day walkout
WASHINGTON (Ae-President Nixon signed an emer-
gency law last night ordering an end to a two-day nation-
wide raliroad strike that stranded trainloads of conimuters
and cargo and was beginning to cripple much of American
Nixon acted within hours after Congress sent him the
hastily enacted measure giving 13,000 striking railroad
signalmen a 13.5 per cent wage hike and ordering a halt
to the walkout at least until Oct. 1.
C. J. Chamberlain, president of the striking AFL-CIO
Brotherhood of R a i 1 r a a d ---
Signalmen, quickly issued a *
statement saying the strike R izzo takes
had ended.
"We are directing our mem-
bers to remove their picket lines
from each railroad and return to
their regular assignmentstat
Congress has once again felt it
necessary to intervene 'hn a rail- PHILADELPHIA OP) - Frank
road labor-management dispute. Rizzo, the self styled "toug h
However, we will abide by the
law." cop, rode the law and order is-
sue to a surprisingly easy vic-
Secretary of L a b o r James tory last night for the Demo-
Hodgson said earlier the strik- cratic nomination for mayor of
ers and 500,000 other rail work- Philadelphia.
ers respecting their picket lines He defeated a young liberal
could be back on the job by this
morning. And across the nation, congressman and a black lawyer
railroads began calling their with an avalanche of vo tes
employes back to work. that cut even into black ghettos
emroytsractovewrk. hi where his enemies had tagged
The retroactive wage hike him as racist and "brutal cop."
covers the 16 months the sig-
nalmen have been without ao 50, had thespart's n-
new wage agreement during dorsement and was the first
protracted negotiations u n d e r Italian-American to run for
the Railway Labor Act. mayor in America's fourth most
"We would hope by tomorrow populous city.
morning to see the initiation of With 96 per cent of the vote
some service," Hodgson said at counted, Rizzo had 169,594
a White House briefing after votes, U.S. Rep. William Green
Nixon signed the measure at 123,326, and state Rep. Hardy
about 50:30 last night. The La- Williams, the only black on the
bor Secretary said it probably eight-man ballot, 43,556. The
would take 24 hours to restore other candidates were far be-
full service across the nation. hind.
Nixon, in a statement, made Rizzo, who resigned as police
a strong pitch for Congress to commissioner to make the race
enact his proposal for perm- after 28 years as a policeman,
anent legislation to deal with was denounced by Gov. Mil-
emergency strikes in rail and ton J. Shapp as the captive of
other transportation industries. the party bosses. Green called
"I am signing this legislation Rizzo the hand-picked choice of
in order to end the current na- retiring Mayor James Tate,
tional railroad strike which has who could not run for a third
resulted in severe hardship to straight term.
See STRIKE, Page 10 ,,,,,, -,



Two recent developments in
the controversy over tactics used
by police and demonstrators
d u r ing antiwar protests in
Washington, D.C., early this
month continue to keep the
protests' aftermath unresolved.
Last Thursday, 15 Washing-
ton residents arrested during
antiwar traffic-blocking actions
filed suit against Attorney Gen-
eral John Mitchell and Police
Chief J e r r y Wilson, charging
that their arrests were illegal
and part of a government con-
Meanwhile, the investigation
by the House Internal Security
Committee of alleged "subver-
sives" behind the protests began
yesterday, capping two weeks of
government criticism of tactics
protesters used in the demon-
© v e r 12 000 demonstrators
were arrested the first week of
May, many following tear gas
confrontations with Washington
police. Thousands of demonstra-
tors were held several hours un-
der crowded conditions as police
and National Guard units at-
tempted to service the largest
numbers of arrests in Washing-
ton's history.
Following the arrests, many,
charged violation of constitu-
tional rights as courts dismissed
many charges on legal grounds.
In addition, many p r o t e s t
leaders were indicted, including
leader Abbie Hoffman, who was
accused of promoting and carry-
ing out a riot, and Bradford
Lyttle Jr., a coordinator for the
People's Coalition for Peace and
Justice, charged with various
counts of assault.
The suit filed by 15 Washing-
ton residents Thursday against
Attorney General John Mitchell
and Washington Police Chief
Jerry Wilson charges that the
arrests of the plaintiffs were "un-

f, tat*police tatic
reasonable," "negligent" and carcerated, charged with an o
illegal. fense, held for protracted perioc
It adds that the defendants had ... and subjected to physical a
engaged in a predetermined saults and deprivations while
conspiracy .to disregard and held although he had cam


u ny aly . . . a t c x U a U
deny the legal and constitutional
rights of citizens."
The .suit says that all of the
15 plaintiffs were standing or
walking near Dupont- Circle,
George Washington University.
Georgetown or lower Connecticut
Avenue when they were arrested.
"Each of the plaintiffs was
. . . arrested, detained cnd in-

L~ %, . . . "UA k51 &V iCU l~l
mitted no violation of law, nor
intended to commit any viola-
tion," the suit says.
Besides Mitchell and Wilson,
the suit names as defendants
Deputy Attorney General Rich-
ard Kleindienst, the Distritt gov-
ernment and the Washington po-
licemen who made the arresas.
See SUIT, Page 10

nzzo descroea the a iegations
as "just smears."
He ran strongest in South
Philadelphia, where most of the
city's 58,000 Democrats, of Ital-
* ian descent, reside, and in mid-
dle-class, blue-collar neighbor-
hoods where the law and order
issue had a big appeal.
Rizzo, happy as he waved to
cheering supporters at his cent-
er city headquarters, said he
was "grateful . . . for the tre-
mendous victory."
"I've said the majority of
people would elect Frank Rizzo
aid they have," he said. "We
just told the people the truth.
I'ye never made a sales pitch in
my life."
Rizzo urged that Green join
Shis team for the fight against
the Republicans in the fall.
Green conceded about t w o
hours after the polls closed and
congratulated Rizzo, but said:
"It does not necessarily mean
then bst thing for Philadelphia."
On the Republican side, party
endorsed W. Thacher Long -
stretch, a 46-year-old former
city councilman and Chamber
of Commerce official, was an
-Associated Press easy winner over three political
unknowns, two of them women.
Democrats, who have held the
mayor's office since 1951, have
nday night. A a 15,000 registration edge over
4-4 vote. Radi- . Republicans, claiming 552,347 of
the city's 900,000 voters.

'Right on'
Spectators cheer a speech at a public meeting of the Berkeley, Calif. City Council Mo
resolution before the council to seat radical coalition member Rick Brown failed by a
cals gained several seats on the council in recent elections.

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