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Wedne5doy, July 14, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

/ House to consider

Iegalizing
LANSING ( - The Soc-
ial Services and Corrections
Committee of the Michigan
House yesterday released
for floor debate a contro-
versial Senate-passed abor-
tion reform bill.
But the committee's 5-3 vote
technically sidetracked the bill
for the mom-nt by recommend-
ing it be tabled until a major-
ity of the House s otes to begin
debate.
Rep. Richard J. Allen, (R-
Ithaca . m-neuvering the bill
in the House, said he was un-
drcidrd whether to seek quick
action or wait until fall.
"I can't say whether we have
the votes" to debate or pass
the bill. Allen said, but he call-
ed the committee's action "one
smal step fore-?'
After two nrevious commit-
t e votes arinst relea'e of the
bill, reform advocates, led by
Sen. Gilb-rt Bursley. (R-Ann
Arbor' . the main n sonsor, be-
gan niappin- a petition drive
aim"' t pttin the issue on
the ballot for the 1972 elec-
tio'.
"We'll let it run ri'ht along
with Mr. Nison and all the
House legislators," said Bur-
sley in announcing the drive. JOSEPH BEIRN
In a brief appearance before Workers, tells a'
the committee today Bursley are too many iss
commented, "I do not advocate strike against Be
abortions, only abortion law re-
form. Abortions are going tos
take pace anyway, and we N a
might as well let them be in anti
apnroved hospital."
The bill would repeal much
of Michigan's century-old abor-
tion law. subztitutin. a state- to be
ment that a woman, resident of
the state tor at least 901 days
could have an abortion for any WASHINGTO
reason within the first t h r ee AFL-CIO Comr
months of pregnancy. waved aside a
The present law permits a said a nationw
"theraneutic" abortion only to
protect the life or health of the today. He said ii
mother. Beirne said
The committee's vote today resolved that it
camne only after briefdiscus- in the short tit
sion when Rep. Robet Ma -
honey. (D-Detroit ), comment- "We recogo
See HOUSE. Page 6 ing, which is d

abortion

CC'on rwh ad Ca ptatin
U.S. Air Force Captain Thomas Culver is shown yesterday after
his court martial verdict' Culver was found guilty of demonstrat-
ing while stationed abroad, He took part in an anti-war demon-
stration outside the American embassy in London. (See News
Briefs story).
n1 news briefs
B) The Associated Press
THE U.S. HOUSE OF LEPRESENTATIVES yesterday tossed
the CBS "Selling of the Pentagon" contempt-of-Congress case
back to its Commerce Committee,
Chairman Harley Staggers (D-W. Va.) said he plans no
new effort to try citing CBS for contempt.
CBS had refused to turn over to the committee subpoenaed
raw material from the documentary on Pentagon public relations
spending. In voting 226-181 to recommit the dispute, the House
avoided outright rejection of the Commerce Committee's recom-
mendation that CBS be cited for contempt.
AN AIR FORCE COURT MARTIAL in Lakenheath, Eng.,
yesterday found Capt. Thomas Culver guilty of demonstrating
while stationed abroad.
Culver had joined, shortly before his scheduled discharge, a
protest in London calling for an end to U.S. involvement in Indo-
china,
It was the first time an American serviceman had been tried
in Britain on charges of demonstrating. Similar activities are per-
mitted within the United States if the serviceman is out of uniform
and off duty.
Culver faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison and a
0 dishonorable discharge. He said he would appeal the verdict .
WHITE HOUSE SOURCES say no decision has been reached
on replacing chief U.S. peace talks negotiator David Bruce, who
is reported to be resigning soon.
Informants say Bruce himself has initiated talk of retire-
ment for personal health reasons.
' Diplomats rate William Porter, expected to replace Bruce if he
retires, as a top-notch negotiator. He is presently U.S. ambassador
to Korea and formerly was deputy ambassador in Saigon.
AMERICAN-BACKED MEO TRIBESMEN have extended
government control over all of the rain-swept Plain of Jars in
northern Laos, the Laotian Defensb Ministry said yesterday.
I Every year at this time, the Meo forces, trained, equipped and
paid by the Central Intelligence Agency, have moved on to the
plain during the summertime rainy season only to be pushed back
by the North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao during the dry season,
which starts in late October.
For the most part, the plain has been Communist-held ter-
ritory since 1964,
'U ..

E, president of the AFL-CIO Communications
Washington news conference yesterday that there
sues remaining to be resolved and a nationwide
l Telephone is set for this morning.
nal Bell strike
1in this mornin
N I - President Joseph A. Beirne of the
munications Workers of America (CWA)
last minute contract offer yesterday and
ide Bell Telephone strike is on for 6 a.m.
t will last at least two weeks.
that so many local issues remained to be
would not be possible to reach agreement
sme remaining before the scheduled strike.
ize that in this last flurry of press releas-
esigned I suppose to create some sort of a

Conclaves deal wigth
rltegrationr problems
By BETH OBERFELDER desegregation and integration ex-
The implications of desegrega- plains keynote speaker Edward
tion in the public schools are the Pate, Principal of Evanston, Illi-
primary targets of two confer- nois' progressive College Hill
ences being held at the Univer- School which is ungraded. "De-
sity. segregation means the elimina-
The July 12 to 16 conferences tion of social criteria which an.
are being used to develop models individual is entitled to as a citi-
for in-service training so that. zen. It is a government matter."
according to director of the Uni- "Integration", continues Pate,
versity's Program for Education "is the removal of personal at-
Opportunity and planner of the titudes which came through indi-
conferences, Charles M o o d y, vidual choice, and stability,"
"The 'wheel won't have to keep Pate stressed the need for sen-
being invented to solve individual sitivity to racism, and the needs
problems." of the individual minority student.
Why, a concerned delegate He advocated a philosophy of hu-
asked, "do black and white kids maneness based on the differ-
dress alike and hang around to- ences between people, rather
gether on State Street, but not in than the similarities. "Adminis-
school?" The goal of the confer- trators who clamp sameness in
ence is to find ways to encourage education should change to stim-
integration within the public ulate 'golden talent' which can
school system, only be developed if we look for
There is a difference between the differences in individuals."

public image, the Bell Tele-
phone system has again
mistimed things and has a
strike on its hands," Beirne
said.
Even as he spoke his men
began early-bird walkouts in
Michigan, Ohio, Florida, C a 1i-
fornia, Virginia, South Dakota
and Georgia. There was a "po-
verty day" job action in Flor-
ida.
Beirne said the strike is over
wages, pension improvements,
job security and what he called
the company's antifeminist job
policies. It comes atop a six-
week nation-wide strike t h a t
has closed Western Union tele-
graph offices.
Since most telephone equip-
ment is automated the public
will continue to have telephone
service even in strike-affected
areas, at least until lack of
maintenance causes break-
downs.
However, most installation of
new phones and repair service
on existing equipment would
stop.
The company says it will use
supervisory employes to man
See BELL, Page 6

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