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Wednesday, August 6, 1975


Page Three

Wedesay Agut , 97 TE ICIGN AIY ag Tre

Identities of city police involved in
'Blue Magic' assault confirmed
By DAVID WHITING But the source stated, "I feel the ankle and causing severe injury," Kras- (City Hall-police) contracts."

A high ranking City Hall official yes-
terday listed the closely guarded names
of five local police officers involved in
the alleged brutalizing of members of
the Blue Magic rock group three months
According to the highly reliable
source, the city officers' names also ap-
pear in City Administrator Sylvester
Murray's report of the incident - a ver-
sion of Police Chief Walter Krasny's un-
released study of the affair.
THE BLUE MAGIC band was stop-
ped May 10 by some ten county sher-
iff's deputies and the five city police-
men, who suspected that one member of
the group was carrying a concealed gun.
Krasny has maintained that he would
not release the names of the officers
concerned in the incident, because do-
ine so could embarrass them.

names must come out . , need to come
out," and cited officers Phillip Scheel
and Robert Haarer as being involved in
the reported brutality.
OFFICERS Walter Johnson, Steven
Prussian and David Woodside were also
reported on the scene, but were search-
ing a van some 300 yards away from
where the 'alleged police misconduct
took place.
Six band members have since field
a $12 million law suit, contending they
suffered physical and verbal abuse from
two deputies and two city police offic-
ers. However, they could only identify
the county officers by name.
While the band's civil suit, drawn up
by the prominent Michigan criminal
lawyer Ivan Barris, contends, "An un-
identified police officer assaulted vocal-
ist Ted Mills by standing on his left

ny reaffirmed his belief yesterday that
his men are innocent.
"THEY DIDN'T do anything so far as
we know," Krasny said. However, he
added, "There were some questionable
areas that we checked back on, but
didn't find anything"
Although the police chief reports he
has not uncovered any misconduct on
either Haarer's or Scheel's part, Wash-
tenaw County Sheriff Fred Postill fired
two of his deputies, Randy Evans and
William Tommelein, in June after his in-
vestigation found that they "grossly
and negligently mishandled" both the
band and its property.
MAYOR Albert Wheeler indicated yes-
terday that he wished to question Haar-
er and Scheel on the incident but did
not do so because "our hands are tied
in how far we can go because of the

Wheeler stated that he believed City
flall's contract with the police union
prohibited his questioning officers.
The city and the police department
are also involved in binding arbitration
over a police contract which City Coun-
cil rejected last month. Wheeler said
the arbitration hearings are tied in
with his decision not to conduct his own
"If the thing (the Blue Magic inci-
dent) were not in court then we could
handle it differently," Wheeler also
commented. "We would have a differ-
ent kind of responsibility."
Barris has stated he will subpoena
police logs in an attempt to get more
information on the incident. The Blue
Magic trial date has not been set yyet
but is expected to be placed on the
docket soon.

Israeli forces kill 18,
wound 44in anti-guerrilla
r ids on southern e nn
By The Associated Press
Israeli forces waging anti-guerrilla operations, assaulted
Palestinian refugee camps in southern Lebanon with troops, war-
planes and gunboats yesterday, killing 18 persons and wounding
44 by Lebanese count. The defense ministry in Beirut said four
Lebanese officers died in one attack
Wailing ambulances picked up casualties in the Palestinian
camps of El Bass, Borgholieh and Borg R ahhat 'near the Mediter-
ranean port of Tyre.
The Israeli command said its frces "killed ir A onded a
number of Arabs and blew up an ant n dumn and that
Israeli air force jets strafed a susiected guerrilla headqquarters
north of Tyre for "a few r minutes."1 if said ill lanes returned
ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER Shit Peres later said the
raids were "preventive" and "not panitise."
Peres told a conference of military iidustry workers in Tel
Aviv the Israeli action prevented "terrorists, their command and
those who are behind them" from attacking Israeli settlements.
Ste said the raids were not directed against Lebanon or its army.
In the midst of the attacks, Palestinian gunners fired a re-
taliatory barrage of Katyusha rockets at the northern Israeli
border town of Qiryat Shmonah, wounding one resident, the Tel
Aviv command said.
THE PALESTINIAN news agency WAFA said the "Clouds
of Hell' _guerrilla uit inflicted heavyy Israeli castialties in the
rocket attack.
Palestinian guerrillas, clad in camouflage combat fatigues
and wielding AK47 automatic rifles, roamed streets and alley-
ways at the three camps after the raids. Others manned anti-
aircraft guns, bazookas and mortars at seaside positions.
"They (the -Israelis) caine from the sea, in rubber boats,"
said Ahmed Abul Heija, a 51-year old orange grower who wit-
See ISRAELI, Page 6

BRIGADIER SIMON SUGHEID (left) and South Lebanon's isvestigating magistrate 11 i s h a m
Shaar seen at the site of the Tyre garrison after yesterday's Israeli attack in which four officers
were killed.
major vila le in fall

Students wanting to make an
extended study of the wgrld
from a feminist perspective will
find it easier to do so come this.
Women's Studies sil become
a full fledged concentration pro-
gram in September, complete
with a new chairwoman, Louise
Tilly, according to Margaret
Lourie, present head of the pro-
IN PLACE of the two-year-
old Women's Studies program,
a cohesive curriculum has been
developed which approaches a
woman's relationship to herself
and society from both a theo-
retical and practical perspec-
tive, said Lourie.
"We had a definite philoso-
phy about what sort of courses
a woman studies major should
offer-all we've really done is
organize and solidify those
ideas," she explained.
"The former program was
really only a collection of
courses," added Lourie. How-
ever the new major will require
students to complete a six-hour
research project over the period
of one year, as well as partici-
pating in a field, project.

"THE FIELD project," said
Lowrie, "involves being placed
in a community agency-hope-,
fully dealing with women in one
way or another." Though other-
programs are being sought, the
woman's crisis center will bene-
fit from the brunt of the out-
reach efforts, she pointed out.
The m a j o r will also in-
corporate additional introductory
classes and a nine-hour cognate
into the 24-hour program. "Be-
cause Women's Studies is an in-
terdisciplinary program we feel
that a pretty strong tie to at
least one traditional discipline
is important," explained Lourie.
Plans for the new major be-
gan a year ago, she said, when
an ad-hoc committee of students
and faculty began a drive for
a full fledged Women's Studies
"IT WENT very well, the Col-
lege Curriculum committee ask-
ed a few questions about it and
approved the major, unanimous-
ly, then the Executive commit-
tee did the same thing."
But providing students with a
chance to graduate with a de-
gree in Women's Studies was
not as important to the commit-
tees as giving the program it-

self some sort of unity,. added
Lourie. "Though a major does
make it easier on undergradu-
ates-they don't have todo an
independent-study . and we now
have our own counselors to help

Jury inspects exhibits allegedly
showing Litte panned jailreak

RALEIGH, N.C. 5) - Jurors
in the Joan Little murder trial
inspected three crossword
puzzle books and a newspaper
containing notations the prose-
cution said were made by Little.
Meanwhile, U.S. S u p r e m e
Court Chief Justice Warren Bur-
ger refused a request yesterday
to reinstate Morris Dees as a
member of Little's defense
team. Dees was removed July
30 by Superior Court Judge
Hamilton Hobgood.
Little, a 21-year-old black, fat-
ally stabbed white jailer Clar-

ence Alligood, 62, with an ice-
pick in an escape attempt. Pros-
ecutors said the written mate-
rial came from her Beaufort
County jail cell and would show
that she had plotted an escape
before Alligood's death last
Aug. 27.
Little has contended she was
defending herself from a sexual
attack by Alligood and fled the
jail to protect her life.
Hobgood rejected two defense
motions to supress the notations
even though D.C. Matheny, a
State Bureau of Investigation
handwriting e x p e r t, said he
could not positively identify the

writing as Little's.
MATHENY c o m p a r e d the
printed and script notations with
a signature on a document she
signed last September and said
all he could identify were sig-
natures in two puzzle books. He
said the signatures alone was
not sufficient to determine if
she wrote the other notes.
Matheny read entries from the
puzzle books which referred to
her desire to get out of jail and
love for a man named "Roger,"
An entry dated "Monday 7-29-
74" said:
"Cried a little today. I ats
See LITTLE, Page 6

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