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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, June 3; 1977

Jail likely for Mitche, Haldeman

WASHINGTON (T) - H. R.
Haldeman and John Mitchell
probably will go to prison June
22, nearly two and a half years
after they were convicted of
conspiring to cover up White
House involvement in the Wat-
ergate scandal.
U. S. District Judge John
Sirica will set the exact date
Monday when the two Nixon
lieutenants will be in Sirica's
courtroom for the first time
since he sentenced each on Feb.
21, 1975, to terms of two and a
half to eight years.
MITCHELL WILL be the first
attorney general in American
history to be imprisoned. He
and Haldeman, the White chief
of staff under Richard Nixon,
will ask the Supreme Court to
reconsider its denial of their ap-
peal - but their chances of
success are slim.

The third man convicted in
the cover-up trial, John Ehr-
lichman, began serving his time
more than seven months ago.
Sirica' signaled his intention
to set the June 22 date at a
hearing yesterday after pleas
by lawyers for Haldeman and
Mitchell that they need time to
set their affairs in order.
"I KNOW that skeptics will
say he has had two years, but
a man always puts off these
things," said John Wilson, Hal-
deman's lawyer.
Wilson said that Haldeman's
daughter graduates from law
school in Ips Angeles on June
19. "I don't think I have to un-
derscore the desire of Bob Hal-
deman to attend her gradua-
tion," Wilson said.
At the time of the hearing,
Sirica still had not been noti-
fied officially that the Supreme

Court on May 23 refused to hear
the Haldeman - Ehrlichman -
Mitchell appeal.
"I REALLY don't have any
jurisdiction at this point," he
said.
But the notification reached
Sirica's office in early after-
noon and he summoned the two
convicted men to court next
Monday morning.
Mitchell's lawyer, Plato Ca-
cheris, had asked Sirica that
Mitchell be allowed to remain
free to help prepare the legal
arguments to be presented to
the Supreme Court in a petition
for reconsideration.
Such petitions are granted
rarely. Since 1971 the court had
granted only six reconsidera-
tion requests - each time be-
cause a subsequent ruling in a
different case had a bearing on
a case that was not accepted.

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Moluccans shoot at TV towers

ASSEN, The Netherlands (R)
- Hostage - holding South Mo-
luccan terrorists fired pot shots
yesterday at television relay
towers erected to tighten elec-
tronic surveillance of their hi-
jacked train, officials said.
Justice Ministry spokeswo-
man Toos Faber said the tow-
ers put up Wednesday, were
being used by police to relay
pictures from hidden closed-
circuit television cameras
watching movements inside the
train, where the seven to 11
terrorists were holding at least
55 hostages.
NO INJURIES were reported

from the gunfire.
Officials would not say where
the hidden cameras were locat-
ed, but they said the train was
being monitored by television
from both sides.
Prime Minister Joop den Uyl
and key cabinet members met
in The Hague, meanwhile, to
"consider their next move" in
efforts to find mediators ac-
ceptable to both sides, Faber
said.
THE GOVERNMENT was
trying to break a stalemate in
efforts to end the twin seiges
of the train and a school in
Bovensmilde, 10 miles away on

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the outskirts of this northern
Dutch city, where four terror-
ists were holding four teachers
hostage.
Militants in the South Mo-
luccan immigrant community in
the Netherlands want the Dutch
to help them win independence
from Indonesia for their Pacif-
ic island homeland. The South
Moluccan islands and the rest
of Indonesia were once Dutch
colonies.
Dutch newspapers reported
that the terrorists had fired at
men from an elite Dutch ma-
rine squad who were planting
listening devices at the train
during the night. Faber de-
clined comment on this.
SHE SAID the terrorists had
called up Dr. Dick Mulder, a
psychiatrist conducting the tele-
phone -talks with the Moluc-
cans, demanded that the televi-
sion masts be removed, and
then began shooting. She said
the tall masts, in open fields
several hundred yards from the
rain, were not hit in the spor-
adic gunfire.
The government says the ter-
rorists on the train hold at least
30 men and 25 women, includ-
ing a 23-year-old woman who
is seven months pregaant.
The gunmen at the school,
where two of the remaining
hostages are women, released
105 children and a teacher lost
Friday after they hod been held
for four days and after some of
the children developed stomach
ailments.
THE TERRORISTS initially
demanded the release of 21 Mo-
luccan extremists jailed for ter-
rorist activities in Holland and
a jumbo jet to fly them to an
undisclosed destination.
They no longer insist on tak-
ing any of the hostages with
them, or that they must have
a Boeing 747, Faber said.
The release of the 21 convict-
ed terrorists "has not been on
issue for several days" anoth-
er Justice Ministry spokesman,
Wim van Leeuwen, said yester-
day. He declined to say whether
the terrorists had dropped the
demand.
HE ADDED that some of the
21 prisoners do not wantto be
freed in any terrorist deal.
"Their lawyer has informed
us some of the Moluccans in
prison have expressed a reluct-
ance to leave," van Leeuwen
said.
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