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Wednesday, May 13, 1970 Ann Arbor, Michigan Page Three

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619 E. Liberty-217 S. Main

the
news today
by The Associated Press and College Press Service
THE AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, contending the Nix-
on administration's "blunderbuss" attack on inflation has back-
fired, gave the President a summation of their grievances yes-
terday.
The President met with the union leaders to explain his Cam-
bodian position. At that meeting, AFL-CIO President George Meany
presented Nixon with a statement adopted by the council which,
called the administration's campaign against inflation "a complete
failure."
The labor leaders urged the administration to impose controls
on interest rates, move to stimulate housing construction, curtail
business mergers and, if the President determines it is necessary,
impose wage and price controls.
A TORNADO that swept through Lubbock, Texas Monday
nighty killed 20 persons and caused destruction estimated by in-
surance officials at $100 million.
The tornado destroyed the homes of 4,800 persons, state offi-
cials estimated.
"This is one of- the worst tornadoes in Texas' history as far as
damage is concerned," Lt. Gov. Barnes said, standing amid the down-
town rubble,
The Small Business Administration declared Lubbock, a city of
170,000, a disaster area.
The lieutenant governor inspected the city from a helicopter and
said the area of damage was a mile wide and eight miles long. Four,
hundred blocks suffered some destruction, with 100 blocks severely
hit.
Authorities said the lists of dead and injured are expected to in-
crease as are reports of property destruction.
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MELVIN R. LAIRD said yester-
day that a U.S. offer to halt deployment of multiwarhead missiles
and the Safeguard defense system might hurt - rather than
help - chances for an arms limit agreement with the Soviet
Union.,
In testimony prepared for the Senate Armed Services committee,
Laird said, "If we were to refrain now from moving to protect our,
deterrent, the Soviet Union would have achieved a one-sided arms
control limitation without agreeing to any constraints on its own
forces," Laird added, "I believe that such a prospect would be a most
serious reverse incentive to the Soviets to negotiate a meaningful
agreement."
The Senate voted last month to urge the Nixon administration to
take the lead in trying to get a U.S.-Soviet agreement on halting both
offensive and defensive weapons development at the strategic arms
limitation talks in Vienna.

Blackmun

eonfirmation

from

Senate

WASHINGTON (R - Presi-
dent Nixon's nomination of
Judge Harry A. Blackmun to
be a Supreme Court justice
was confirmed by the Senate
today after scarcely any de-
bate.
The vote ondthe nomination of
the 61-year-old Rochester, Minn.,
judge was devoid of the tense dra-
ma that marked the Senate's re-
jection of Nixon's first two nom-
inees for the year-old vacancy,
Judges Clement F. Haynsworth,
Jr., of So u th Carolina and G.
Harrold Carswell of Florida,
Blackmun, a close friend of
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger,
has been a member of the 8th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals for near-
ly 11 years. He drew support from
senators who attacked Hayns-
worth on ethics grounds and Cars-
well for his judicial record and
racial views.
Unlike Blackmun, who is from
Minnesota, the t wo Southern
judges were strongly opposed by
labor and civil rights organiza-
tions.
In a prepared statement, Black-
mun said, "I am troubled by an
awareness of t h e awesome re-
sponsibility of this new assign-
ment. I sincerely hope that I have
the character and the strengthi
and the intellectual capacity ade-
quately to fulfill it."
The judge told newsmen that
President Nilson had telephoned
him a few moments after the Sen-
ate's unanimous approval to con-
gratulate him.
I"Hie was very gracious," said
the 61-year-old jurist, who de-
clined to say more about the con-
versation.
Carswell's nomination was re-
jected last month by a 51-45 vote,
and Haynsworth's nomination by
a 55-45 vote last November after
long, bitter battles that led the
I Prsidnt o acus he Senate of

wins

unanimous

-Associated Press
A WOUNDED SOLDIER is helped to cover yesterday after being wounded by sniper fire during an
attack into a Viet Cong Sanctuary in Cambodia. Air strikes were then called in on the village from
which the fire had come.
U.S., South Vietnamese boats
patrol along Cambodian coast

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EIGHT ARMED MEN, brandishing automatic weapons, pis-I
tols and grenades, hijacked a Dutch Antilles-ALM-airliner yes- By The Associated Press
terday and forced it to fly to Cuba, an airport spokesman re- U.S. and South Vietnamese navy
ported. boats operated along a 100-mile
The twin-jet aircraft was taken over 44 miles after it left Santo stretch of the Cambodian coast
Domingo with 29 passengers and crew. It was flying to Curacao and yesterday to intercept war sup-
Aruba in the Caribbean. plies for Viet Cong and North
Las Americas Airport said the hijackers identified themselves as Vietnamese forces. New actions
i members of a Dominican organization opposing the re-election of were reported also north and south
President Joaquin Balaguer of the Dominican Republic. of Phnom Penh as President Nix-
CHARGES LAW ABUSE
Nader hits firms for ollution

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on reported on the success of the 8500 small rocket rounds, close to discrimination.
U.S. operation in Vietnam. 170 vehicles and almost 4 million Before nominating Blackmun,
Nguyen Cao Ky, vice president pounds of rice. Nixon said he h a d reluctantly
of South Vietnam, flew to Neak Ziegler said Nixon noted that concluded that the Senate as now
Luong inside Cambodia on the the captured ammunition is more constituted would not confirm any
Mekong River where he told news- than has been expected by the Southern judge who shared his
men that his country's naval enemy in South Vietnam in the view that the Constitution should
forces have a "blockade" along the last five to six months. be strictly interpreted.
Gulf of Siam from the Cambodian- North Vietnamese and Viet Cong The court vacancy was created
Vietnam border to the deep water losses were estimated as 5,000 kill- by the resignation last M a y of
port at Sihanoukville. ed in action with more than 1,300 Abe Fortas, who had come under
Ky also gave voice to intentions prisoners of war taken. fife on ethical grounds.
that have become increasingly ob-- - - __u__
vious in the current Indochina
crisis: the Vietnamese army ex-
to stay in Cambodia a long! senators ast war;
time.
Asked if American ships were
involved, the U.S. Command said i
its vessel were taking- part fromasr
the border to the eastern side of
distance described by Ky. The By The Associated Press
command added "this is not a Five Senate critics of President Nixon's course in South-
blockade" and said the allied naval east Asia campaigned in a national telecast last night for an
forces would intercept craft car- outpouring of public support for their amendment to- end the
rying enemy supplies..War in South Vietnam.
"There is no intention to inter'-wainSuhVeam
fere with third country or Cam- Earlier in the day, the President received a letter from a
bodian traffic or fishing in these group of civilians working in Vietnam - most of them Ameri-
waters," the command added. cans - demanding that the United States get its troops out
"The Cambodian government has of Vietnam and Cambodia.
be .od.ilitary in Vietnam In the telecast, the senators asked for contributions to
sources expressed surprise at a --help pay the $75,000 cost of

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WASHINGTON (.P) - Giant
corporations have thwarted gov-
ernment efforts to cleanse the
atmoshpher'e of deadly pol-
lutants, a team of Ralph Nader's
investigators said yesterday.
The failure of federal and
state programs has permitted
the atmosphere to become so
fouled that the health of most
city dwellers is impaired by the
air they breathe, the task force
said, adding -that unless "con-
centrated and irresponsible cor-
porate power" can be broken
up, efforts to reverse the rapid
buildup of air pollutants will be
frustrated.
In a massive document, the
task force under the sponsor-
ship of the Center for Study of
Responsive Law cited the auto-
makers, coal, oil and natural gas
producers, and several manu-
facturing industries as the chief
obstacles to cleaner air.
In a news conference, Nader

said the report shows "that the
established order in air pol-
lution control is deeply one of
contrived anarchy, one permis-
sive of corporate v i o l e n c e
against the health and safety of
millions of Americans and cor-
porate destruction of billions of
dollars of property and proper-
ty values of small homeowners,
small busineses and the average
citizen."
"The misuse of law as an in-
strument of oppression is not
new. What is new is its'subtle
blending of noble objectives and
ignoble procedures, its decisive
semantics and fraudulent or
nonexistent sanctions, its am-
bitious vision and its starved
budget, its presumed posture of,
administrative even-handedness
and its real stance of special-
interst control or deadlock." the
report said.
John C. Esposito, chief archi-
tect of the report, read a state-

ment at the news conference
highly critical of Sen. Edmund
S. Muskie, D-Maine), chairman
of the Senate subcommittee on
pollution.
Saying Muskie "does not de-
serve the credit he has been
given" in this field, Esposito: as-
serted Muskie and Sen. Jennings
Randolph, a Democrat from
coal-rich West Virginia. worked
hand-in-hand in 1967 to create
the labyrinthine Air Quality Act,
which has so far been a 'busi-
ness- as-usual' license to pol-
lute."
Both Nader and Espositio
denied accusations that the re-
port is a "political club" against
Muskie. Esposito said "both Sen.
Muskie and President Nixon
have moved this year to ac-
cumulate mileage on America's
latest 'motherhood' issue-air
pollution. Both the senator and
the President, each in his own
way, offered more of the same
palliatives which have failed the
nation over the last several
years."
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statement by Secretary of Deihn
Melvin R. Laird in Washingt
Sthat "several thousand" U.S. forc
had alreadybeen withdrawn fro
Cambodia. The sources said th
best estimate was that some 8
Americans have been permanent
withdrawn from the operation.
Meanwhile President Nixon to
an AFL-CIO executive count
that operations in Cambodia a
"an enormous success-far e
ceeding expectations."
Press secretary Ronald L. Zie
ler gave this rundown whichh
said the President gave the cou
cil, based on reports within ti
last 24 hours from the Cambodia
mission:
Captured: some 7,000 individu
small arms; some 1,000 crew
served weapons, over 8.4 milli
rounds of small ammunition, in
cluding 5 million rounds of ma
chine gun ammunition; 11,00
grenades, 10,000 mortar round
over 800 large rocket rounds an

MASS MEETING--WED.-7:30
SECOND FLOOR S.A.B.
DISCUSS AND GETTO WORK ON FUTURE PROJECTS INCLUDING:

se producing the half-hour pro-
Uon eace Dagram and buying the time for
c'S r Y it from the National Broad-
eir casting Co.
001 ro ose.It is not a debater's point,"
ply said Sen. George S. McGovern,
(D-S.D.) "It is an act of 1aw
ld} State representative J a c k i e which, if carried, will end the war
cil Vaughn, (D-Detroit), asked yes- in a systematic way."
terday that a "Day for Peace" be Sponsored by Senators McGov-
hx- held in Michigan Thursday, May Frnk hrch H -h), Mar,
14. ern, Harold Hughes, (D-Iowa),
Frank Church (D-Idaho), Mark
g-[ Vaughn called for a noon rally Hatfield (R-Ore.), an d Charles
he in front of the state capital build- Goodel (R-N.Y.), the amendment
m- ing on Thursday "to encourage would cut off spending for U.S.
,he removal of troops from South East operations in Cambodia 30 days
an Asia" and to help promote passage after passage. It would bar spend-
of a bill that would bar Michigan ing for military activities in Laos
al servicemen from serving in the and for combat operations in
w- Vietnam war. South Vietnam effective Dec. 31.
on A spokesman from the repre- For the next six months, Viet-
n- sentative's office said that the bill to defenending withdrawa of US
was the equivalent of a law al- forces, with the final cutoff set at
DO ready inacted in Massachusetts. Junes, 1
nd 'The effectiveness of that law The 62 signers of the letter to
has yet to be proven in the courts, the President are in scattered ar-
eas across the country and repre-
as two federal judges have de- sent such organizations as Inter-
dined to hear the first would-be national Voluntary Services, the
test cases because the complain- American Friends Service Com-
tants were stationed outside of mittee and the World Council of
Massachusetts when they filed Churches. Some of those signing
their cases identifiedthemselves as simply
doctor, nurse, teacher, pastor,
Vaughn's officedid not camn- missionary, community develop-
ment on the chances of the bill's ment worker and social worker.
said that it has al- In addition to the protest
passage, but idth t-against U.S. troops in Vietnam
ready received the support of four and Cambodia, the letter assailed
representatives and four senators what it called "repression of the
in its initial stages of development. student movement in Saigon."

W REFERENDUM--Antiwar forces across Michigan will be mobilizing to collect signatures to put a
referendum on immediate withdrawal on the November ballot. Michigan is only one of many states
involved, and some are sure to have the referendum this year. The impact of this will be to give us
unprecedented opportunities for reaching people{ and to show Americans against the war that they are
the majority, spurring them into action.
* MAY 16-HIGH SCHOOL SMC MEETING-Formation of citywide network.
* MAY 30-Will be a day of nationwide actions. GI's at Selfridge Air Force Bose are inviting Detroit,
Ann Arbor, and other areas to join them on base for the traditional Memorial Day open h o u s e, to
peacefully protest the war. We will converge on Selfridge A.F.B. following mass demonstrations earlier
in the day here and in Detroit.
THE STUJDFNT MORiLIZATION COMMITTEF is the national sidrnt antiwar organization which has

MASS MEETING
ON
CAMPAIGN G.M.
JOIN RALPH NADER'S
CRUSADE AGAINST
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