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Page 10-Thursday, May 11 1978-The Michigan Daily
Geralds will run again despite expulsion
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Pleasant) affirmed the House has the
power to decide whether one of its
members meets ethical code
requirements, even before the judicial
process is completed.
"If he has been convicted by one jury
of embezzlement, then that is grounds
for removal," said Engler.
The basic disagreement on the House
floor was whether the House should
replace Geralds' constituency in
deciding his fate. Geralds' supporters
claimed that since the crime was not
committed while Geralds was in office,
the voters should decide in the next
election whether to keep him in office.
Most representatives reaffirmed the
House's right to expel any member it
views as damaging its integrity and un-
dermining its credibility.
A COMPROMISE resolution was in-
troduced by Reps. David Evans (D-Mt.
Clemens) and Jeffrey Padden (D-

Wyandotte) which called for censuring
Geralds but not removing him from of-
fice. The resolution, as expected, was
soundly defeated, 73-31.
"The compromise never had a chan-
ce. The House was going to vote for his
expulsion and settle for nothing less,"
said Collins.
Geralds, however, reinstated his in-
tention yesterday to seek a third term
in November. He said he is encouraged
by Attorney General Frank Kelley's
ruling which states that his crime was
committed in the private sector and not
in the public trust. Therefore, Geralds
is still legally eligible to be a candidate
in this fall's election.
"I THINK THERE'S a good chance
I'll be re-elected. It will be a difficult
race but I'm not going to give up just
because of what happened today," said
Geralds. I
Some House members speculate that
even if Geralds is re-elected, the House

may still refuse to seat him when the
new representatives assume office in
January. They claima member can not
be expelled twice but can be denied
membership before he is inaugurated.
"I do expect the House to refuse to
unseat him if he is re-elected. I can not
see Geralds ever in the House again
unless his conviction is reversed," said
said she believes the House could not
unseat him if he is re-elected but did
admit the issue is very unclear and
would have to be reviewed.
Another problem confronting
Geralds' re-election aspirations is a
possible jail sentence he may receive
when he is sentenced on May 18.
Geralds insists he will immediately ap-
peal any sentence and says he can still
run while the appeal is pending in the
courts. Forbes, however, said yester-
day the sentence would eliminate any

chance Geralds has of returning to of-
The governor is expected to call for a
new election in Geralds' district to be
held within a few months.
During his three-and-one-half years
in the House, Geralds gained the
respect of his colleagues for rewriting
the state's probate code and has been
appointed by the House speaker to
several important committees, in-
cluding judiciary and taxation, accor-
ding to the Associated Press.
Forbes recently called him "a hard-
working, creative member of the
Legislature, who has made a
significant contribution."
Geralds said he will quickly join hgis
family and give the chairmen of
various sub-committees his recom-
mendations for certain issues. He said
he expects to finish his remaining
duties and leave the House early next

Moro's death spurs more attacks
(Continued from Page 7 Global terrorism up
wspaper II Giorno received an ByTheAssociad Paess
onymous telephone call claiming the Curcio, a one-time philosophy Telephone callers predicted an Aldo Catholic riests. Police said Harquer
ooting was the work of the unknown student, called Moro's assassination Moro-like drama in Belgium terrorists wa press unharesd Boquers
krmed Popular Communist Front." "an act of revolutionary justice, the killed a policeman in Spain, lethal was released unharmed two hours
In Turin the founder of the Red! , ...... . .- - later.


Brigades, Renato Curcio, disrupTed
court proceedings in his trial on
sedition charges to shout a warning to
the prosecutor, "You live outside of
history. Perhaps you have not under-
stood what has happened in these days,
or what will happen in the coming mon-
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iignest act of iumanity possible in this
society without justice and divided into
classes." He was dragged from the
courtroom in chains after the outburst.
Authorities stepped up protection for
prominent politicians and other likely
targets of terrorist violence. Police
pressed their all-out search for 20 wan-
ted persons, including nine charged in
arrest warrants with complicity in the
Moro kidnapping.
In downtown Rome, thousands
streamed past the spot where Moro's
bullet-riddled body was found Tuesday.
The visitors signed a memorial book on
a table in the street and then went about
their lives with a torpor reminiscent of
the aftermath of the John F. Kennedy
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religious riots continued in Iran and
Nicaragua's ambassador to Colombia
was kidnapped and freed as the shadow
of violence touched three continents
In Bogota, the Colombian capital,
police said Ambassador William
Barquero was abducted by a gang that
dragged him from his house shortly af-
ter sunrise.
Two of the four assailants were said
FBI spie
(Continued from Page U
mer of 1970. Because University
President Robben Fleming refused to
permit the use of campus facilities, the
convention was postponed until the next
summer, according to the documents.
GLF claimed Fleming had originally
authorized the convention to be held in
December 1970, "but subsequently can-
celled his approval ... out of fear of
embarrassment to the U-M."
THE EIGHT-PAGE document con-
cluded: "The contents (of this memo)
are not to be distributed outside your
agency." The letter was not
declassified until May, 1977.
It also details attempts by GLF to ob-
tain permission for the convention,
especially a demonstration held outside
Fleming's home. According to one FBI
source, 30 students carried signs in
front of the house until "several
representatives of the group entered
the home of the U-M president disrup-
ting a social event underway in the
president's home at that time."
The document continues: "Source
advised that the demonstrating group
was clearly using the GLF banner and
slogan as a political weapon of the 'new
left' in general agitation against the U-
M administration."
THE SOURCE said he knew this
because many people active in the

IN CHARLEROI, Belgium, an
anonymous caller speaking English
with an accent told the switchboard at
the joint plant of two French-language
socialist newspapers: "This is the Red
Army.. . You know what has hap-
pened to Moro. Next is Henri Simonet."
A similar call was received by a
Flemish-language paper in Antwerp.
See GLOBAL, Page 11
on gays
demonstration had also participated in
other campus protests. Because the
sources saw a heterosexual former
chairman of the University Students for
a Democratic Society chapter and his
girlfriend at the demonstration, the in-
formant determined the pair "uses
GLF as a device to further 'new left'
The FBI ended its surveillance of
GLF in July 1971 when it determined
the gay group was not "a viable New
Left-oriented group.
"It appears ... that this group is
mainly interested in social and campus
acceptance of homosexuals rather than
being a politically-orientated (sic)
organization of the New Left," wrote
one Detroit-based FBI agent.
The agent continued: "(GLF) is
small in number and ineffectual as an
independent group ... They, as a
group, have not taken any independent
aggressive action. They have no
regular membership, dues, or
Another memo which repeated the
same information, stated: "In view of
the above information, no further in-
vestigation regarding captioned group
is being conducted by the Detroit
Division at this time. This matter is
being placed in a closed status to be
reopened at such time when the group
again becomes active in New Left mat-

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