Thursday, July 28, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Fiv
Faultywelds halt oil flow
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It hastaken 27 days for the oil o get this far.
"The shutdown was uncalled for," the Alyaska offi ial said
at Valdez yesterday. "The pipe is perfectly sound. This is very
HE SAID, "I do not understand why this last-minute order was
Alyeska had hoped to get oil to Valdez late yesterday, but the
latest halt meant the crude might not reach Valdez until late
today or tomorrow.
The shutdown is another mishap in the series of disasters
which have plagued the pipeline since it opened June 20.
IN FAIRBANKS, a 26-year-old fur trapper who once worked on
the pipeline, is being held on $100,000 bond on charges of malicious
destruction of property in an alleged attempt to sabotage the '
pipeline last week.
Damage from three explosions which police describe as an
attempt to sabotage the trans-Alaska oil pipeline apparently went
undetected for more than three days.
Roger McCoy, an investigator for the Alaska State Troopers,
said yesterday that the series of blasts that tore insulation from
the pipeline and dented two vertical support columns occurred at
3 a.m. July 20--a week ago Wednesday.
DEPUTY PUBLIC Safety Commissioner Larry Talbert said
Tuesday the explosions had taken place on or before Saturday, an
indication that was when the damage was spotted.
The blasts did not harm the 48-inch pipe itself, and the flow
of oil through the $7.7-billion pipeline was not interrupted.
Security men from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. did nothy >
notify the state troopers about the explosions along the 800 mite
line until Monday night.
THE SITE of the blasts is a small valley about 15 miles north PROTESTERS OF THE GYMNASIUM site on Kent State University gather Wednesday to plat
of Fairbanks, and about two miles from the point where troopers tactics for the contractors who are expected to start building the physical education structure. A
arrested Larry Wertz Tuesday night. judge has ordered the protesters off of the site.
City attorney says he
won't defend Wheeler
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election to Wheeler by one vote.
His suit claims Wheeler took
office illegally because of errors
committed by the city clerk and
the Washtenaw County Board of
Canvassers during the course of
The city clerk was named a
party to the suit last week when
Monroe County Circuit - Court
Judge James Kelly ruled on' a
motion filed by Wheeler's law-
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together; and that offers pro-
ductive jobs and incentives to
"In our welfare proposals,"
he addd, "we think we can
design a system that's compas-
sionate to those in need and
offers jobs to those who are able
to work eithout subjecting tax-
payers and local government to
losses of millions of dollars
every year from fraud and
"We're trying to streamline
and simplify the bureaucracy.
We want to cut out red tape
and regulations and unneces-
sary regulations and reporting
requirements. It's long overdue
to seek these reforms."*
The Vice President's appear-
ance capped the four-day NACo
convention. Earlier in the day,
budget director Bert Lance de-
liered'he kynte. uncheon
yer, Robert Grace. make one of three declarations:
In that motion Grace asked A Declare Belcher the winner
that the city of Ann Arbor, the and mayor.
Ann Arbor city clerk and the 0 Declare Wheeler the winner
WaShtenaw County Board of and mayor.
Canvassers be added to the suit. 0 Declare the election void.
He said they should be added If the election is voided the
because the suit alleges that city council has 30 days to fill
both committed errors during the vacancy.
the course of the election.
Judge Kelly ruled that the po- Lending weight to the suit's
sitions of city clerk and county contention that inaccuracies oc-
Board of Canvassers be named curred during the voting, a re-
parties in the suit but not the port released by city adminis-
individuals themselves. trator Sylvester Murray said 21
.snon-city residents votel illegally
The suit alleges five machines in the April 4 elections.
malfunctioned on election day Hatcher's 1 a w y e r, Robert
and the Board of Canvassers Henry, said the revelation of the
failed to determine the extent of illegal v o t e s suggests voter
the inaccurate votes. fraud occurred.
The second count said one bal-
lot - a vote for Belcher - was Benjamin Harrison, 23rd
wrongfully discounted and at president of the United States,
least two absentee ballots-votes was the grandson of William
for Wheeler - were wrongfully Henry Harrison, the ninth pres-
counted. ident of the United States.
The third count alleges four
voters who cast their ballots for The first woman presidential
Wheeler were either improperly candidate was Victoria Claffin
registered or not registered at Woodhull, nominated in 1872 by
all. the National Radical Reform-
The suit asks the judge to ers.
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