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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 48-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, July 17, 1976 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
2 claim nurses innocent

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No. 2 FBI man fired

rector Clarence Kelley yester-
day fired the bureau's No. 2
man, a 40-year veteran eligible
for retirement, in the wake of
Justice Department investiga-
tions into illegal FBI burglar-
ies and financial kickbacks.
Kelley said he "asked for and
received the resignation" of As-
sociate Director Nicholas Calla-
han. Kelley made the announce-
ment Friday night in a state-
ment from his sickbed at Be-
thesda Naval Hospital, where he
is undergoing treatment for a
back ailment.
THE PROBE of financial cor-
ruption at the FBI reportedly
includes alleged kickbacks in
the bureau's purchase of elec-
tronic eavesdropping equip-

"Director Kelley declined to
discuss the matter of the con-
tinuing investigations of various
allegations concerning former
-and present officials and per-
sonnel of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation," the statement
An FBI spokesman declined
to elaborate on Callahan's dis-
was Kelley's first sharp, strong
response - at least in public
- to the reports that current
FBI officials are under investi-
gation in two separate Justice
Department probes.
The fact that Kelley fired
Callahan was all the more sig-
nificant because Callahan was
eligible for retirement.

Callahan, 62, has been with
the FBI for about 40 years and
rose through the ranks under
the bureau's first director, the
late J. Edgar Hoover. He was
near the top of the hierarchy
when Kelley took over three
years ago.
lahan associate director despite
criticism both inside and out-
side the burnau tha t he was
relying too macs on oldH o sver
There was no immediate com-
ment from Callahan.
The department's Civil Rights
Division a few weeks ago be-
ganĀ° an investigation of FBI
burglaries during the past five
years. It is examining whether
criminal charges should be
brought against agents or offic-

ials for violating the civil rights
of Americans.
KELLEY acknowledged re-
cently that some burglaries
were conducted as late as Ap-
ril 1973, three months before he
took office.
He said he had based earlier
statements that no burglaries
were conducted since the mid-
1960s on the best information
that was provided to him at the
The targets of the burglaries
are believed to have been po-
litical militants.
THE OTHER investigation is
in the hands of the Justice De-
partment's Office of Personnel
Accountability, which reports
directly to Atty. Gen. Edward

From Staff Reports
A male nurse who worked
closely with two Filipino nurses
charged with murdering and
poisoning patients last summer
at Ann Arbor's Veteran's Ad-
ministration (VA) Hospital, and
a free-lance writer who said she
got involved in the case out of
concern for the two accused,
said yesterday they have given
t h e FBI information which
could exonerate the two woman.
Frank Burns 27, a night nurse
in the hospital's intensive care
unit, and Susan Kybett, 37, a
free-lance writer, claimed that
contaminated intravenous fluid
was responsible for the myster-
ious d e a t h s and poisonings
which occurred at the Fuller
Rd. facility in July and August
Narcisco, 30, of Ypsilanti, and
Leonora Perez, 31, of Evanston,
Ill. were arrested by the FBI
June 16 on charges of murder-
ing five patients and poisoning
See 2, Page 10
This article was prepared
frot onmaterial obtained by
George Lobsenz, Phillip Bokory,
Ia) Levin, and Jennifer Miller.

27 vanish in bizarre case

Ground and air crews swept
over a five-mile area of central
California farmland yesterday
searching for 26 children and
their bus driver who inexplic-
ably vanished on the way back
from a summer swim.
A statewide alert for three
white vans with gold trim be-
lieved connected with the disap-
pearance was broadcast by the
California Highway Patrol.
"IT APPEARS to be an ab-
duction," Madera County Sher-
iff Ed Bates told anxious par-
ents and reporters who crowded
his command post at the Chow-
chilla Police Department. "We
are waiting to be contacted.
LIVERMORE, Calif. ) -
The 26 children missing since
Thursday afternoon were found
this morning in a rock quarry
"in good condition" near here,
authorities said.
The children were buried in
the ground, but all were un-
The bus driver was also re-
ported alive and well.
Livermore is about 95 miles
north of Chowchilla, where the
children and driver disappeared
en route home from summer
school classes.
There was no immedate indi-
cation how the children arrived
at Livermore.

"There's no blood, no evi-
dence of foul play at the bus. I
absolutely can't figure it. We
can't find anybody who has a
The children, ranging in age
from 6 to 15, vanished Thurs-
day afternoon en oute home
from a swimming outing. The
bus was formd in a dry canal
camouflaged by tall bamboo off
state Highway 152 about 150
miles southeast of San Fran-
cisco. Brightly colored swim
suits and towels were found in
the empty seats.
been discovered by late yes-
terday. A law enforcement
source said a mismatched shirt
and pants were found on a

highway leading north to San
Jose, but it was not known if
the adult-sized shirt and chil-
dren's pants were connected
with the case.
"THE FIRST officer there got
the impression there was dust
on all the seats except the driv-
er's seat," Bates said. "Ie felt
that had the children been in-
side the bus until it stopped,
the dust would have been gone.
This indicates the children were
dropped off someplace else."
House spokesman said Presi-
dent Ford was "quite concern-
ed" for the safety of the chil-
dren and their driver and has
authorized Attv. Gen. Edward

Levi to call on the resources of
any federal agency to assist in
the search.
Press Secretary Ron Nessen
said Ford telephoned Levi after
receiving an initial report from
the FBI that said it will sub-
stantially increase its recourses
devoted to the case.
The state highway patrol and
the Civil Air Patrol dispatched
at least four airplanes and a
helicopter, the FBI in Sacra-
mento sent a half-dozen agents,
and scores of volunteers on
horseback scoured the flat
farmland of the fertile San Joa-
quin Valley for the missing
to-door search of the homes in

Chowchilla, a town of 4,500 per-
sons in the midst of almond or-
chards and cotton. The nearest
big town is Fresno, 35 miles
"We'll search the whole state
if we have to," vowed Bates,
clad in scruffy Army boots and
corduroy pants.
Asked about the possibility of
z terrorist - oriented kidnaping,
Bates said such a move would
be baffling because "the cen-
tral valley of California is rela-
tively unsophisticated in guer-
rilla warfare."
that terrorists would not choosy
children because they might be
difficult to handle but would in-
See 27, Page 2

Spain frees political prisoners

MADRID (A) - Spain's new government early today proposed
a general amnesty for all of this nation's political prisoners except
those sentenced for terrorism.
After a 7 -hour cabinet meeting, Premier Adolfo Suarez won
approval to make the amnesty recommendation to King Juan
BUT THE NEW premier obviously ran into trouble with his
10-day-old cabinet in working out a declaration of national reform
Government officials said the amnesty proposal, likely to be
acted on by the king July 25 - Spain's patron saint day - would
free about half of the nation's estimated 650 political prisoners.
Amnesty was proposed as part of the government's appeal for
"cooperation from the people," aimed at critics from both left
and right.
BUT A WEAK proposal for a national referendum gave evi-
dence of continued fear of reaction from right-wingers who are
sill entrenched in positions of power, including the parliament.

The government's declaration called for submitting a decision
to the nation on "questions relative to reform of the constitution
and to celebrate general elections before June 1977."
The previous referendum this fall and elections to name a
nw parliament early in 1977. Arias Navarro had formed the first
government after the death of Gen. Francisco Franco last No-
JUAN CARLOS, who succeeded Franco as head of state;
has pledged that the government will be liberalized. He has been
opposed by leftists demanding amnesty for all political prisoners,
quick elections and full political activity, and rightists who ac-
cuse him of moving too far too fast.
As the cabinet convened yesterday, thousands of Spanish left-
ists demonstrated in Cadiz and Murcia, in the south and the east,
chanting for amnesty and more liberty.
Eleven persons were arrested in Cadiz when people in the
crowd displayed flogs of the banned Communist party, police
sources said.
The Murcia demonstration passed without incident.

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