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Nation's draft set to expire tonight
WASHINGTON (/') - The Selective Ser- not be used unless authorized by President fill anticipated draft needs if the law is nine months after enactment of the draft
vice System yesterday said the nation's Nixon. not extended and the President authorizes bill if V.S. prisoners of war are released.
draft will halt at midnight tonight unless William Holmberg, a public information calling such men. Rep.Alvin OKonski (R-Wis.) said House
Congress moves to extend it. officer, said President Nixon's authority to The Pentagon has announced a 16,000- conferees separately have discussed cons-
House Armed Services Chairman F. call men with expiring deferments would man draft call for July and August. Holm- promise language urging U.S. withdrawal
Edwardebrtd (DLar chairman of.e beasked "wthe ro" dfC ress ed berg said draft allotments for each state in return for release of American priso-
Edward Hebert (D-La.), chairman of the be asked "down the road" if Congress' en- are being computed by Selective Service ners "as quickly as possible" but setting
House-Senate conference trying to work actment of a two year draft extension bill ar beingcomput elctve Service ne ass.
out a compromise on a two-year draft ex- is delayed so long as to cut into manpower states until calls are authorized by Con- Senate conferees said they had dis-
tension bill, said it is pretty obvious Con- needs. gress or the President. cussed no compromise.
gret cannot complete action before to B Hut White House sources indicated yes- Meanwhile, in Congress last night, the Conference leaders refused to disclose
night. terday Nixon will not use standby authtrity House Senate conferees reported tentative the tentative agreements. Hebert said he
Even in the absence of Congressional to draft young men with expired defer- agreement on all differences in the draft is optimistic the House will pass the com-
action, however, a Selective Service ments. bill except the Mansfield amendment promise draft bill today if the conference
spokesman said yesterday that a provision The Selective Service estimated defer- tacked to the bill by the Senate last week. put it out by noon but said he was not op-
under which men with expiring deferments ments for 200,000 to 300,000 men will ex- It calls on the President to negotiate a timistic the Senate will complete action
could be called after the draft expires will pire during the year, more than enough to U.S. withdrawal from Indochina within on it before the deadline tonight.

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Vol. LXXXI, No. 36-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, June 30, 1971 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
robe starts
on boming;
special To The Daily
DETROIT - Anti-war activist Terry Taube yesterday
refused to answer the government's questions as a federal
grand jury in Detroit began investigating the March 1
bombing of the U.S. Capitol.
Taube, 18, was the only one of six activists subpoenaed
by the jury to actually appear before it yesterday.
He said the questions of Assistant Atty. Gen. Guy
Goodwin focused upon his knowledge of the use of explos-

Evangelist addresses legislature
Gov. Ronald Reagan listens intently as Evangelist Billy Graham addresses a joint session of the Cali-
fornia legislature yesterday in Sacramento.

Plans for a series of d
strations against the Ind(
war to be highlighted by pr
in Washington in November
announced last weekend at
vention of the People's Co
for Peace and Justice (PCP
The group, which was
the chief organizers of the
day demonstrations in Wa
ton, also called for a na
moratorium Oct. 13, follow
. acts of civil disobedience t
"business as usual" Oct. 14
The plans were made put
the close of a three-day m
of PCPJ in Milwaukee att
by about 800 persons.
claims it has over 100 m
j The group plans a "Mar
Life" to be held in Wash
Nov. 6 in which the nan
individuals and communitie
have adopted the "People's
Treaty" - calling for U.S.
drawal from Indochina-wo
presented to Congress n
+r A "soul rally" is planni
Nov. 7 in Washington, whic
cording to one member
PCPJ steering committee,
attempt "to stop the Gaveri
on an even larger scale tha
spring," but no details we:

for protest aired
Members of the coalition were ment in the Senate of the Family
emon- optimistic that publication of the Assistance Plan, a program
ochina Pentagon papers could be politic- strongly opposed by the National
otests ally advantageous. Welfare Rights Organization,
, were David Dellinger, 54-year-old which was represented at the
a con- member of the coalition's steer- meeting; and
alition ing committee and a defendant in -Demonstrations i n H i r o-
'J)- the Chicago conspiracy trial shima and Nagasaki, Japan, to
one of commented, "The hitherto secret oppose "America's policy of geno-
May- papers merely confirm what the cide against the peoples of Asia.
bshing- People's Coalition has been say- Delegates at the PCPJ meet-
itional ing all along about contempt of ing also approved a statement
ed by the American people and con- of unity designed to lessen the
o stop tempt of the people of Indo- conflict in attitudes towards pro-
-1.5 china." test strategy between PCPJ and
bic at Dellinger said he felt a "new the National Peace Action Coa-
eeting spirit of confidence" at the meet- lition (NPAC), another antiwar
ended ing, and predicted increased sup- group which sponsored spring
PCPJ port for upcoming demonstra- demonstrations in Washington.
ember tions. NPAC will hold a three-day
-ch for Delegates at the meeting also convention at Hunter College in
ington approved plans to continue col- New York City starting July 2,
ae of lecting signatures for the "Peo- to plan future demonstrations
s that ple's Peace Treaty" which de- against the Indochina War.
Peace clares the Indochina war ended Meanwhile, c o u r t records
with- and peace between the peoples of showed early last week that of
uld be America and North and South the 13,639 arrested during the
Vietnam. Mayday antiwar demonstrations,
ed for Among the group's other plans about 2,500 cases remained to be
h, Sc- were: resolved.
of the --Marches and rallies in ma- Lack of sufficient evidence has
would jor cities such as New York, San hampered prosecution in many
nment Francisco and Chicago on Nov. cases. The government has hith-
n last 6; erto won convictions against 688
re an- -Demonstrations in Washing- persons, mostly through "no con-
ton in September to stop enact- test" pleas.


ives, his past associations
with anti-war activist Leslie
Bacon and his observances
at the People's Peace Trea-
ty Conference held s i x
months ago in Ann Arbor.
Taube told newsmen that he
told the grand jury only his name
and address.
He read the grand jury a state-
ment, he said, saying:
"I refuse to answer because I
have been advised by counsel
and I believe this grand jury
investigation has been illegally
commenced and that the sub-
poena served on me was unlaw-
"This is because my rights un-
der the Fourth Amendment to
the U.S. Constitution . . . have
been violated and I have been the
subject of illegal electronic sur-
His refusal to answer the ques-
tions could have resulted in a
contempt citation and a jail sen-
Besides Taube, five other ac-
tivists subpoenaed to testify be-
fore the grand jury, have con-
tended that questions put to them
by the government had been for-
mulated on the basis of illegal
At the noon hour recess yester-
day, attorney Leonard Wein-
glass failed in a bid to have a
See RADICAL, Page 2
The three Soviet cosmonauts
orbiting the earth in the Salute
Space laboratory have died in,
flight, Tass, theSoviet news
agency, reported late last night.
Tass said the trio-Lt. Col.
Georgy Dobrovolsky, flight en-
gineer Wladislav Volov and test
engineer Viktor 'Patsayev-died
at the- end of their 23-day mara-
thon flight program as they were
preparing to return to earth.
The cause of the death is on-
known and is currently being
investigated by Soviet scientists.

War study
The Supreme Court Monday
put off a decision on the govern-
ment's efforts to bar the New
York Times and the Washing-
ton Post from publishing stories
based on a classified Pentagon
study on Vietnam.
No indication has been given
as to when the court will make
its ruling, althoughrcourt offi-
cials said it would probably
come by Friday.
Meanwhile, Dr. Daniel Ells-
berg, a former Defense Depart-
ment official, surrendered to the
United States Attorney in Bos-
ton Monday after admitting
that he had given the Pentagon
study to the press.
Last night, Sen. Mike Gravel,
a dovish Democrat, read aloud
in a Senate subcommittee room
portions of the top secret Pen-
tagon papers.
Acting out of what he said was
love of country, the 41-year-old
freshman from Alaska held forth
for more than 3%/2 hours and then
said he would release additional
material later today.
Gravel told newsmen he was
risking expulsion or censure by
the Senate.
Part of the delay in the
court's decision is probably due
to the vast bulk of the docu-
ments. Two of the justices com-
mented during Saturday's hear-
ing that they intended to check
all the material for possible
dangerous security breaches.

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