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Thursday, May 20, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Judges start deliberation

Rearming
One American maintenance crewman (background) loads 20mm
cannon ammunition aboard an attack bomber while another sol-
dier removes expended casings from the Jet on a carrier off the
Vietnam coast. The plane was being refueled between missions di-
rected at positions in North Vietnam.
*ne~ws brief
Iy The Associated Pres
FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD Chairman Arthur Burns yes-
terday rejected higher interest rates as the way to improve the
dollar's world position.
The head of the nation's central bank said a tough anti-infla-
tion fight, complete with government wage-price controls, stands
at the top of his list of remedies.
"The overriding need is to restore price stability even as the
present slack in our economy is taken up," Burns told the Senate
Banking Committee.
THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION'S chief of internal secur-
ity said yesterday that a prime cause of racial riots in 1965-69
"was the rhetoric of prior administrations."
Asst. Atty. Gen. Robert Mardian accused former administra-
tions - without naming them - of 4promising "instant solutions
to all the complex problems of race."
At the same time, Mardian leveled a blast at the nation's news
media for its reporting on the administration's school-desegregation
policies.
CHINESE PREMIER Chou-En-lai met yesterday in Peking
with two visiting American scientists, the New China News Agency
said.
The Americans are Dr. Arthur Galston, a plant physiologist from
Yale University and Dr. Etham Singer, a microbiologist from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The American scientists arrived in Peking last Thursday after
a visit to North Vietnam.
PRIME MINISTER Edward Heath of Britain and French
President Georges Pompidou yesterday began talks that are ex-
pected to pave the way for Britain's entry into the Common Mar-
ket.
British sources confirmed yesterday that Britain will not at-
temp to supplant French with English as the market's main lang-
uage. The language factor has been the center of French sensitivi-
ties over the prospect of British entry.
URL MECMCorner of
I 6 6 STATE &LBERTY STS.
HELD NOW THE ELECTRIFYING OVER
BROADWAY HIT IS ON THE SCREEN!
SHOWS
OPEN The Great W Hope AT
12:45 1, 3, 5,

in trial
MOSCOW (M-- A panel of
Soviet judges began deliber-
ations yesterday on the fate
of nine Leningrad Jews ac-
cused of plotting to hijack
an airliner and slandering
the Soviet Union.
The Soviet agency Tass said
the Leningrad city court finish-
ed hearing the defendants' final
statements yesterday morning.
It said all of them had con-
fessed and "repented." The trial
began May 11.
Tass has never given the pre-
cise charges against the Jews.
Butunofficial sources havere-
ported that two are charged
with treason and the other sev-
en with organizing anti Soviet
activity and slandering the
state.
Under the articles of the Rus-
sian criminal code, all of the
Jews could get the death penal-
ty. But the prosecutor has asked
for labor camp sentences rang-
ing from one to ten years.
This is the second trial of
Leningrad Jews accused in a
plot to seize a 12 seat airliner
from Leningrad's Smolny Air-
port June 15, fly it to Sweden,
and then make their way to
Israel.
Two of the 11 persons charged
in the earlier trial were sent-
enced to die before a firing
squad. But the severity of the
sentences aroused an interna-
tional furor, and the death sent-
ences were commuted on appeal
to 15 year labor camp terms.
The nine Jews in the second
trial were rounded up at their
homes and offices at about the
same time the others were seiz-
ed at the airport.
Tass has described the nine,
all engineers or doctors, as in-
grates who repaid their state
funded education with dreams
or attempts to emigrate to Israel.

Train service back
as industry still lags
ny The Associated Press - The nation's nearly half mil-
Railroads restored most freight lion commuters, forced to turn
and passenger service yesterday to buses, subways and car pools
after a two-day nationwide strike, during the strike, were back on
but coal mines remained closed the rails again.
and other industries lagged while Officials of the eight railroads
awaiting fresh supplies of raw that serve some 150,000 Chicago
materials. . commuters said operations were
Resumption of train service normal or near normal during
started after President Nixon the morning rush hour. The re-
signed emergency legislation search director of the Chicago
Tuesday night ordering the men Association of Commerce and in-
back to work. But there were in- dustry said business losses from
dications it would take some time the strike were negiligible
before all was normal again. . w e g
In Washington, negotiations re- Authorities reported traffic
sumed to prevent another walk- moved at its normal rush-hour
out when the legislation expires pace in the New York metropoli-
Oct. 1. Congress granted the 13,- tan area after two days of roads
000 members of the AFL-CIO crowded with many of the 200,-
Brotherhood of Railroad Signal- 000 persons who normally com-
men a partial pay raise, but the mute.
rest of a proposed 42-point pack- Amtrack, the national passen-
age must be worked out. ger rail system, designed to im-
Spokesmen said it would be at prove service said all 'trains ex-
least 24 hours before all mines cept four would operate on sched-
were reopened in the West Vir- ule today. The four will be in
ginia coal fields and cereal manu- service today.
facturers said some 3,500 fur- In Charlotte, N.C., a spokes-
loughed workers would return to man for Southern Railway said
work today. some freight shipments would be
In Detroit, thousands of auto- delayed while clerks corted out
workers remained on short shifts, idled freight cars and got them
and manufacturers said it was rerounted correctly. The work
uncertain when full production could take most of the day, he
would resume. said.

of Russian Jews
The agency, in this account contacted by the group discour-
of the trial, tried as well as link aged the venture.
the defendants with "Israeli Tass repeatedly called t h e
Zionist circles." The defense at- trial an open one, but the Fore-
torneys described their clients ign Ministry in Moscow has de-
Tuesday as "pawns in the spec- nied correspondents permission
ulative political gamble played to travel to Leningrad to cover
by these circles." it. A court clerk said by tele-
Tass has left the impression phone last week that only per-
that Israel encouraged the hi- sons with invitations from the
jack attempt. But unofficial chief judge could attend the
sources contend that Israelis trial.

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