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'age Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, August 12, 1970

Wednesday, August 12, 1970

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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?'LORIDA GOV. FILES SUIT
Trains carrying nerve gas
proceed without disturbance

Salt mines best for

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defend

By The Associated Press
Two trains crept lazily on a
winding course through North
and South Carolina yesterday
carrying deadly nerve gas to-
ward the Atlantic Ocean, where
the Army plans to sink it.
Meanwhile the Environmental
Defense Fund and Florida Gov.
Claude Kirk filed suit in U.S.
district court in Washington
yesterday seeking a halt to
Army plans for dumping nerve
gas in the Atlantic Ocean.
The suit asked that the Army
hold up the dumping operation
until it can re-evaluate the sit-
uation and demonstrate t h a t
the proposed plan is the safest
way to dispose of the gas.
Edward L e e Rogers, lawyer
for the Environmental Defense
Fund, said the suit asks specif-
ically that the Army be required
to prove that the dumping site
off the Florida coast is the best
possible location.
Rogers said the suit also ob-
jects to t h e Army's plans to
dump a quantity of VX g a s
along with the conventional
nerve gas.
Rogers and Gerald Mager, le-
gal counsel to Kirk, said they
would appear in district court
this morning to ask for a tem-
porarytrestraining order pend-
ing settlement of the suit.
One point protested by t h e
lawyers is the 16,000 foot depth
at the dumping site. They said
the Army had not considered

the possibility of implosion, or
collapse of the containers, at
that depth, which would release
the gas,
Passing mostly, small towns
and through rainy countryside,
the controversial trains attract-
ed relatively little attention, but
in one town protesters carrying
signs awaited their arrival.
"Nerve Gas Makes Me Nerv-
ous," read the sign of one of
about six pickets in Waxhaw.
N.C., 15 miles south of Char-
lotte, as one of the trains pass-
ed.
Another picket, however, wav-
ed a sign saying, "Good Luck."
Soldiers aboard o n e of the
trains smiled and waved at the
pickets.
The trains, irom Army depots
at Anniston, Ala., a n d Rich-
mond, Ky., were headed for the
Military Ocean Terminal at
Sunny Point, N.C., near Cape
Fear.

There a rusty old Liberty
ship from the Navy's mothball
fleet in t h e Hudson River at
New York, the LeBrannon Rus-
sell Briggs, waits to take the
deadly cargo aboard. The Army
then plans to tow the Briggs to
a point 282 miles east of Cape
Kennedy, Fla., open her valves
and scuttle her in water three
miles deep, taking t h e nerve
gas rockets, encased in coffins
of steel and concrete, to the fi-
nal resting place.
In Florida, however, Nathan-
iel P. Reed, chairman of t h e
state Air and WaternPollution
Control Board, said the state
would sue to force the Army to
abandon this plan. Florida of-r
ficials and witnesses before con-
gressional hearings, h a v e ex-
pressed fear the gas would pol-
lute the waters. The Army said,
however, the salt water would
neutralize it before extensive
ecological damage was done.

atomic was
UNITED NATIONS (P) -A
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
study has concluded that the
best permanent burial grounds
for highly radioactive waste
from the nuclear power industry
will be salt mines.
The report said there are four
major salt formations in the
United States that meet the
criteria for disposal, two in .
Michigan, one in New York and
one in Kansas.
The AEC is now working out
details for a "federal demon-
stration disposal facility" in a
salt mine in the central United
States, presumably Kansas.
A key aspect of the disposal
process, the report said, is to
solidify the radioactive waste
"achieving a substantial increase

te storage
in the safety associated with the
storing and disposal of the high
level waste for the nuclear power
industry.
The study was conducted for
the AEC by a team of experts
from the Battelle Memorial In-
stitute, Pacific Northwest Labor-
atory in Richland, Wash. and
the Oak Ridge National Labor-
atory in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Up to now, it said, liquid
wastes have been stored success-
fully in tanks near the surface
of the earth.
But the report said such stor-
age is only temporary, because
the waste is still in liquid form
and tanks must be replaced per-
iodically because of corrosion
and continual operation and
control is needed.

festival actions

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EAST LANSING (W) - The Michigan
State Police Director contradicted re-
ports of "undisturbed trafficking in nar-
cotics" at the Goose Lake Rock Festival
and said some "major pushers" had been
arrested.
"A predetermined plan was put in mo-
tion and carried out by . state police
narcotic officers during the festival."
said Col. Fredrick Davids. "As a result of
this plan, individuals trafficking in nar-
cotics and dangerous drugs have been
arrested. Others are being sought."
Local blues
sponsors
near broke
Losses incurred by the Ann Arbor
Blues Festival last weekend have
placed the two sponsors - Uni-
versity Activities Center (UAC) and
Canterbury House - in serious fi-
nancial difficulties.
Total losses on the festival, which
UAC and Canterbury House split
equally, have been estimated at be-
tween $10,000 and $20,000.
Mark Harris, director of Canter-
bury fHouse said yesterday that
despite the problems facing that
organization, it would not close.
"We can't afford it at all," he
said, "but we'll be able to carry on.
Unless we make up the deficit,
however, we will not be able to be
involved in the Blues Festival
again." ,
Harris said Canterbury House was
"glad to have helped put on the
festival," despite the financial loss-
es. He noted, however, that Canter-
bury House would have to restrict
its activities in the coming year to
areas where there was not "finan-
cial speculation."
Jim Sandler, president of UAC
said his organization was "in a po-
sition where we are severely limited
to the point where it's almost im-
possible to do anything that does
not bring in revenue."
Possible UAC activities that
would have to be scrapped include
a low cost concert series, and the
Creative Arts Festival.
Last year UAC lost $10,000 on the
Creative Arts Festival.
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Davids has recently been named direc-
tor of safety at the University and will
begin his duties here in September.
Davids said that there was "never at
any time a 'hands-off' policy in con-
nection with the festival-only a change
in police policy to allow for the deploy-
ment of the investigations and subse-
quent arrests of persons involved in a
manner which was the safest for all con-
cerned."
Davids said the many thousands of
persons at the festival made it "very
difficult" to carry out routine police
procedures, so a different plan was used.
The director's comments followed re-
ports that State Police as well as Jack-
son County sheriff's deputies remained
outsjde the festival area; where narcotics
were being sold.
Meanwhile, festival promoter Richard
Songer said he will no longer sponsor
festivals such as the Goose Lake one.
Songer had previously announced plans
to hold a one-day festival over the Labor
Day weekend, and several three-day af-
fairs next year.
In the wake of the festival, mean-
while, a Democratic state senator leveled
a barrage of criticism at Gov. W i111i m
Milliken and law enforcement officials.
Sen. Basil Brown of Detroit c i t e d
Milliken's statement of "outrage" issued
after the festival and called the com-
ment "an after-the-fact admonition . . .
unrealistic and politically self-serving."
"My outrage,", Brown said, "is not so
much directed at the behavior of t h e
young people - the vast majority of
whom deserve congratulations for not in-
dulging in any physical violence - but
rather I am outraged at the lack of ac-
tion on the part of (those) responsible-for
enforcing state and federal narcotics
laws.
"Assuming that only half of those in
attendance were selling or using drugs.
Jackson County, Mich., has been t h e
scene of one of the most massive a n d
flagrant violations of Michigan penal laws
in the history of our state and our na-
tion," continued Brown, an attorney.
Brown said he did not believe s u c h
"inaction" would have prevailed if the
festival had been on Detroit's Belle Isle
and the participants been largely black,
ghetto residents.
"I have spent almost 14 years in the
Michigan State Senate attempting to
write penal laws that were realistic and
attempting to make available state funds
to help rehabilitate those who have be-
come addicted to narcotics or_ drug de-
pendent," Brown said.

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, right, walks wi
Kosygin at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. Brandt came to
a historic treaty with the Russians renouncing the use
existing East-West European borders. Brandt's plane w
in Bonn because of a bomb hoax.
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stage director-RALPH HERBERT
COMEDY ON THE BRIDGE
Bohuslav Martinu
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By BILL ALTERMAN
Gay Liberation Front (GLF) apparent-
ly will be unable to hold their Michigan
conference in the Union this Saturday.
According to Barbara Newell, acting
vice president for student services, plans
for the conference do not conform with
the criteria President Fleming established
in April when he denied GLF University
facilities for a Midwest conference on
howosexuality, because such a conference
was not "clearly educational in nature
and directed primarily towards those peo-
ple who have a professional interest in
the field."
At the time, Fleming banned all but
local conferences which did not fit this
criteria.
Mrs. Newell explained yesterday that
the "structure still stands" for GLF con-
ferences "and it could very well be that
GLF will not be permitted University fa-
cilities for Saturday's conference."
In May, when asked by GLF and Stu-
dent Government Council (SGC) to re-
consider his decision, Fleming stated he
was afraid of public disapproval of such
a conference and he felt it might reduce

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New
hobo
king
John Mislen, 68, was elected the
new hobo king yesterday at the
70th National Hobo Day, held
in Britt, Iowa. Mislen, originally
from New Jersey, said he was
"the happiest man in the world."
--Associated Press

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Review

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film, one of Bunuel's best!"
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