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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 6-S
Thursday, May11, 1978
4-m Sixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Geralds expelled for embezzling
By MICHAEL ARKUSH the Madison Heights Democrat's fate. dicated that he expected the House to insisted the newspapers and other
The Michigan House of Representa- Geralds said he expected the expulsion. oust him, said yesterday he believes media expect "incredibly high stan-
lives, after four hours of bitter and "I think the House did the necessary many representatives voted against dards from state officials."
tense debate, voted yesterday to expel thing but I stil feel very sad for Monte," him to avoid political ramifications. "IF WE HAD voted to keep Geralds,
Rep. Monte Geralds (D-Madison said Rep. Joseph Forbes (D-Oak Park), The 43-year-old lawmaker blamed the media would have attacked us and
Heights) who was convicted in March chairman of the House Policy Commit- media disfavor and constituency anger claimed that ,we whitewash our own
of embezzling $24,000 from a former tee which voted last week to recom-
law client. mend Geralds' expulsion.
The 84-20 vote easily surpassed the Yesterday's resolution states that
two-thirds majority required to remove "Geralds' continued service in the
a state legislator. It is the first time in House calls into question the integrity
Michigan political history that the and actions of the entire legislature and
House has expelled a legislator. seriously undermines the confidence
MOST HOUSE members said they and trust of the citizenry in the in-
were not surprised by yesterday's stitutions of their government."
ruling but said they were saddened at GERALDS, WHO had repeatedly in-

EPA orders AMC

to recall
From Wire Service Reports
WASHINGTON-The federal govern-
ment yesterday ordered American
Motors Corp. (AMC) to recall most of
its 1976 vehicles, 310,000 trucks and
autos, for exhaust system repairs, an
action that could cost the smallest of
the U.S. carmakers $3.1 million.
The Environmental Protection Agen-
cy (EPA) said the vehicles have a
defect in the pollution control system
which could cause excess emissions of
nitrogen oxides.
In issuing the order, the EPA said it
raised to 12 million the number of cars
and trucks recalled since 1972 to correct
flaws in emission control systems-one
in every five new vehicles sold.
"AS A RECORD of compliance with
the law and as an expression of concern
for public health, this marks a dismal
showing by automakers," said EPA
Deputy Administrator Barbara Blum.
A spokesman at AMC's Southfield,
TDrCTO;I, CII (100-459225)
SAC, DETROIT (100-37274) (C)
IS - fsC

'76 cars
Mich., headquarters said the company
was prepared for the EPA announce-
ment, although the cost of the recall has
not been computed.
"We had been working on our own
and with the EPA for some time on
this," the spokesman said. 'I think we
would have gone ahead with our action
regardless of what course the EPA
chose to take."
THE LATEST massive recall affects
only AMC cars and trucks meant for
sale in the United States. Cars involved
include 1976 model Hornets, Gremlins,
Pacers and Matadors with 258 cubic in-
ch engines; CJ-5 and CJ-7 Jeeps with
232 cubic inch engines, and 1975 and
1976 dispatcher trucks used by the Post
The recall does not involve 1976
model AMC cars and trucks sold in
California, where the vehicles have dif-
ferent exhaust control systems because
See EPA, Page 5

Gerald s AP Photo
for pressuring the House for his people and can't govern ourselves,"
removal. said Collins.
"It wasn't actually a reflection of Collins also said she believes the
their real feelings but the political thing House should have waited until Geralds
to do. If they hadn't voted against me, appealed his conviction before deciding
the media and the people in their whether to expel him.
districts would have attacked them,' "The House decided a decision which
said Geralds. should be left in the hands of the
Rep. Barbara-Rose Collins (D- judiciary and not the legislative
'Leland) also attacked the media for process," she said.
contributing to Geralds' downfall. She See GERALDS, Page 10

DATE: 7/10/71

FBI spied on local gays

Re Detroit letter to the Bureau, dated 2/22/71.
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The FBI monitored activities of the University
chapter of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) during
the early 1970s but called off its watchdogs after
determining that the group was more social than
political in orientation, according to FBI documents
released last week.
The heavily-censored documents were obtained
through a Freedom of Information Act request by
GLF member Dan Tsang, a University employee.
The documents show the FBI employed at least two
informants to gather information about the group.
TSANG SAID HE was not surprised by the
disclosures. He added that he thought the FBI had
not yet revealed the full extent of its dealings with
University Gay Advocate Jim Toy, who is men-
tioned in the documents, said he had thought that
the FBI was surveilling his-activities.
"We were pretty sure we were being watched. I
had worked for a group in Detroit a few years before
and we had been watched then so I thought we were

watched here, too," said Toy.
IN A MEMO to former FBI Director J. Edgar
Hoover on June 17, 1970, the Detroit field office of
the FBI said it would, "through sources, follow ac-
tivities of this group (GLF) to determine whether it
becomes a viable 'new left' organization at Univer-
sity of Michigan."
A few weeks later FBI headquarters ordered
Detroit to "continue to obtain information" about
GLF because it "is a self-described New-Left type
student organization at the University of
Another document says GLF "worked with SDS
and other campus groups in recent disorders."
nished reliable information in the past" and whose
name was deleted from the documents, said GLF
was "working - towards legalization of
The FBI seemed most concerned with a regional
convention GLF planned for Ann Arbor in the sum-
See FBI, Page 10

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