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The MichiAgu5 i
Vol. LXXXV, No. 61-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, August 12, 1975 Ten Cents Eight Pages

BRAGA, Portugal (A) - Hundreds of demonstrators
enraged over Portugal's sharp turn to the left fought
their way past hundreds of marines yesterday and
burned the Communist party headquarters in Braga
nearly to the ground. Thirty-three were wounded in
the worst rioting since the April 1974 coup.
Later the demonstrators, numbering more than 500,
stormed the headquarters of a Communist satellite
party, wrecking the inside and burning papers and
books on the street. When a crowd of more than 1 000
formed around the gutted shell of the budding and
pressed forward, soldiers used tear gas and fired
shots into the air to disperse them.
NO INJURIES were reported in the second incident,
but the streets were spattered with pools of blood and
strewn with rocks and torn up paving stones from
the earlier assault on the Communist party headquar-
At the same time, 85 per cent of the nation's armed
forces were reported ready to move against Com-
munist-backed Premier Vasco Goncalves.
U. S. Ambassador Frank Carlucci, in Washington
for consultations, carried an oral message from Presi-.

rioters burn
dent Francisco da Costa Gomes to President Ford, U.S.
officials said. They gave no details.
AT THE vacation White House in Vail, Colo. Press
Secretary Ron Nessen said President Ford was keep-
ing in close touch with developments in Portugal.
Nessen said they were being funnelled to him through
Maj. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, his national security af-
fairs adviser.
Nessen said he did not know if the President had
had direct contact with Carlucci.
More than 20 Communists at first refused to leave
the, rear of the Braga headquarters but later were
believed.to have escaped unharmed. Three demonstra-
tors were wounded by Communists firing from inside
the building, bringing to 33 the number of persons hit
by rocks, clubs, debris and shotgun pellets in the last
24 hours.
THE MOB included Roman Catholics incensed not
only by the government's leftward course but over the
military takover of the church's radio station. They
had peeled off from a march Sunday by 50,000 Catho-
lics protesting the regime's leftist policies.
Armed with automatic weapons clubs and tear gas,

e tist b dg.
the marines battled until dawn to protect the Com-
munists inside their headquarters. It was the govern-
ment's strongest show of force in the conservative
north, where two-thirds-of Portugal's nine million pop-
ulation live.
Military leaders in the region later met to consider
a document by dissident moderate officers demanding,
in effect the removal of the Communist-leaning pre-
mier. Some moderate sources suggested Goncalves
would be out of office by the weekend.
AS THE position paper of the moderate armed forces
leaders went around the barracks and the ward rooms,
the Communist party countered with a call for a purge
of "counterrevolutionaries" within the government, a
clear reference to the dissident military men.
The premier shares authority in a three-man junta
with the president and the internal security chief, Gen.
Otelo Carvalho. Carvalho, said to be secretly on the
side of the moderates, had ordered commanders who
signed the document suspended but later said those in
the central and southern regions would remain at
their posts.

Ford's oil tariff ruled illegal
WASHINGTON (P)-The U.S. Court of of law in America."
Appeals ruled yesterday that oil import "IF THE administration seeks a stay
fees imposed by the White House were of today's decision pending Supreme
illegal. But it was uncertain whether the Court review, I hope the courts will deny
ruling would result in lower prices to it," he said.
consumers. House Ways and Means Chairman Al
The court decision could strip as much Ullman (D-Ore.) said he believed re-
as $2.21 from the current price of a moval of the $2 fee "should materially
barrel of imported crude oil, presently reduce petroleum prices in the country."
estimated to cost about $14.11 per barrel. Ullman also said President Ford
BUT THE uncertainties stemming should find some way to feed the money
from the expected expiration of price the government has collected through
controls on Aug. 31 could, in effect, wipe the import fees back to petroleum users.
out any savings that might have stem- If that decision goes to Congress, Ull-
med from the court ruling. man said, "certainly my recommenda-
?.Although Congress has voted a 60-day tions would be ' that whatever we col-
extension of oil price controls, which lected be fed to the consumers of
require refiners to pass on cost reduc- petroleum in America."
;x a.. .'.. tions to consumers, Ford has vowed to See FORD'S, Page S
veto the bill. Without the restraints im-
sposed by the controls, there is no guar-
antee consumer prices would reflect re-
finers' savings on imported oil. fl son
White House press secretary Ron Nes-
sen said President Ford might appeal
the decision and, at the same time, re-
' .:move the import fees for economic rea-
SEN. HENRY Jackson (D-Wash.) call-
ed the court decision "a major victory anauci0n found
for the American consumer."
Jackson pledged to introduce legisla- DETROIT (A) - The son of missing
tion to ensure that consumers get the former Teamster President James R.
benefit of lower import costs. Hoffa said last night the FBI has inter-
Sen. H u b e r t Humphrey (D-Minn.), viewed "an individual who claims he
chairman of the congressional Joint Eco- was an eyewitness to the abduction."
h nomic Committee, called the court's rul- James P. Hoffa spoke briefly to re-
i. "the best news we have heard on porters outside the Hoffa home in sub-
the inflation front a long time." urban Lake Orion, refusing to answer
A PRELIMINARY analysis by the any questions
committee staff, he said, indicates it AN.FBI spokesperson in Detroit said,
will cut the average price of petroleum however, no "mystery witness" has
used in this country by about 10 per turned up in the agency's investigation
cent and drop gasoline prices to about of the case.
52 cents a gallon. Hoffa's son commented to reporters.
"The tariff elimination will accelerate that an interesting witness has given
consumer spending and savings, thereby us "substantial leads, which .are being
au speeding economic recovery and reduc- followed up carefully.
oto ing unemployment in a manner similar Emphasizing that the search for his
From rags to riches to a tax cut of the same magnitude," father is a nationwide quest, Hoffa said,
Humphrey said in a statement issued "We feel evidence is available in South-
70-year-old John (Hardrock Kid) Mislen, who was elected "King of the Hoboes" through his office here. ern California."
during the 42nd national hobo convention held in Britt, Iowa, last Saturday, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) also HE SAID: "We think we are going to
says he's "heading for Colorado to mine silver and gold" for his next venture, issued a statement hailing the decision have a successful solution to this crime."
riding the rails to get there, of course, as "a welcome reaffirmation of the ule See SEARCH, Page 5

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