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June 16, 1971 - Image 3

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Wednesday, June 16, 191


News Phone: 764-0552

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New Mexico National Guard equipped with riot gear
Roosevelt Park in Albuquerque in an attempt to
after two days of violence. (See News Briefs).
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By The Asso c
THE MICHIGAN HOUSE yesterday rejected
posal to force an abortion reform measure out
Social Services and Corrections Committee, where
held for three months.
The measure, which would permit a woman to
tion for any reason in the first 90 days of pregnar
been a yichigan resident for three months, was ap
Senate March 11 on a 20-17 vote.
It is expected that the advocates of abortion re
undertake a petition campaign to put the issue on
Backers of the bill also indicated they woul
abortion refprm provisions onto other legislation.
trolled the streets of Albuquerque, N.M., during the
violence between police and young people.
Trouble broke out yesterday when government
at a rally and accused police of excessive brutalit
Sunday night's riots, apparently touched off by po1
liquor violations in a public park.
FIVE AMERICANS have been sentenced to a
each for violating Cuban waters and landing le
island, a Havana radio broadcast announced yesterd
These convictions follow the sentencing of four
men to si months in jail and a fine of $10,000 eac
( District Court in Key West, Fla., for fishing within U.

The Citizens Committee
on Third Parties and Re-
lated Matters v o t e d last
night to recommend to the
city council a charter revi-
sion which would facilitate
ballot recognition for newly
formed local parties.
The approved proposal spe-
cifis that any party which files
a petition containing signatures
equal to one per cent of the
vote garnered by the successful
candidate in the last mayoral
election (a b o u t 150 would
qualify for a position on the
local ballot.
Currently, to appear on the
city ballot a party must have
-Associted Press state-wide recognition, which
requii:es about 15,000 signatures.
Secondly, the committee re-
move through jected a run-off election system.
restore order which would require a second
election it no candidate for a
particular office received over
50 per cent of the vote.
The newly formed Radical In-
dependent Party (RIP) strong-
ly favored this motion.
A motion to preclude the pos-
ts sibility of such runoffs, how-
ever, was passed 3 to 2 wth Eric
cfated Press Chester of RIP and George Sal-
lade of the Democratic Party
59-40 a pro- The committee also rejected
of the House at large and proportional repre-
it has been sentation and nonpartisan elec-
tion systems.
,have an abor- Proposals decided upon at
tcy if she had the meeting represent only gen-
proved by the eral principals with exact word-
ing of the final recommenda-
form will now tions of the committee to be
the ballot in decided at later meetings.
The committee is expected to
d try to tack have its proposals to the coun-
cil completed before July.
These proposals will then be
yesterday pa- considered by the council which
second day of -will vote on whether or not to
place them as referenda before
oflicials spoke ctyver.
y in handling city voters.
ice arrests for The seven man committee,
consisting of businessmen, edu-
cators and representatives from
$20,000 fine the Republican, Democratic, and
galky on the Radical Independent P a r t i e s,
lay. was appointed by Mayor Robert
Cuban fisher- Harris following complaints by
ch by the U.S. RIP that the present electoral
S. limits, system is undemocratic.

Bail (lelnied
Black militant Angela Davis walks into court in San Rafael, Calif.
yesterday where Superior Court Judge Richard Arnason refused her
bid for freedom on bail in her Marin County courthouse shootout
trial. Arnason said he was denying bail "solely and exclusively on
the legal issue."
a s
Bacon free from aIl
--)during appeal of ease
SAN FRANCISCO (U -- The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals ordered yesterday that Leslie Bacon be freed on her
own recognizance during her appeal from a contempt sen-
tence for refusing to answer a Seattle federal grand jury's
questions in the-March 1971 bombing of the U.S. Capitol.
The unanimous order by a three-judge panel directed
that Bacon, 19, of, Atherton, Calif., be freed without bail
subject to two conditions.
One is that she not leave the Western Washington
Federal District Court jurisdiction without written per-
mission of the p r e s i d i ng
The other condition Is that
each of her attorneys will be
I "~ held personally responsible for
her appearance in court when-
ever required, the order said.
Bacon w arrested in Wash-
ington, D.C., and taken to Seat.-
tle as a material witness for
questioning in the Capitol bomb-
ing and the attempted fire-
bombing of the First National
City Bank of New York last
Court officials said that to be
free she now has only to post
the $10,040 bond in the New
York case.
The order removes a $100,000
bond ordered by a Washington,
D.C., judge for Bacon in the
Capitol bombing.
Bacon later was cited for con-
tempt after she refused to an-
saer questions on the bank bomb
attempt although she had rd-
ceived limited immunity from
potential prosecution.

Former VP. Newell to le

Barbara Newell, former acting vice presi-
dent for student affairs aogl.current assist-
ant to the president, has confirmed that she'
will leave the University soon after July L
Newell will become an economics profes-
sor at the University of Pittsburgh. She told
The Daily she is leaving because she sees
"real opportunities at Pittsburgh."
In her new post, Newell explained, she
will concentrate on graduate studies and
research. A source at the University of
Pittsburgh said Newell will work with the
provost's office on graduate programs in
addition to her economics teaching.
University of Pittsburgh Provost Charles
Peake said last night that "Pittsburgh is
happy to have" Newell, but he declined to
comment further because he will have left
his post by the time Newell assumes hers.

President Robben Fleming commented
last night that he was "sorry to see her go",
but that the new position would give Newell
a chance to perform a major academic
"She's a very competent woman," he
said, "who's made a great contribution to
this University and to others."
Newell came to the University in 1961,
with Fleming, from the University of Wis-
In addition to her administrative func-
tions, Newell chairs the University's Cos-
mission on Women-established as part -of,
the University's program for fighting sex
discrimination in employment.
As acting vice-president for student af-
fairs, Newell was one of the few women to
hold an important administrative position

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