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THE Mi CH IGAN DAILY
Judges' race: Experience is the key
Ry LOIS JOSIMOVICH
Law backgrounds-not judicial issues-are the main
focus in this year's primary campaign for the 22nd
Circuit's new 5th court.
Hemry Conlin, oldest of the three candidates, has
been practicing law since 1941 and apparently believes
his many years of trial experience will bring the votes
his way without much campaigning. Backed by a wide
spectrum of community members-including well-
known liberal lawyer Donald Koster, who narrowly lost
a District Court race in 1974-Conlin does not have any
visible plans for renovating court procedure if elected.
"OUR JUDGES do a good job," he said.
Conlin has served on the AnnArbor City Council and
on the City Charter Committee, in which he claims to
more defenses than any other attorney in Washtenaw practicing longer, he himself has "more experience in
County." handling difficult (i.e. controversial) cases"--his main
interest as a lawyer.
IN REPLY TO a suggestion that his health might Of the three candidates, Carpenter is the only one
be poor due to open-heart hurgery he underwent four with several widely-publicized Michigan Supreme Court
years ago, Conlin called his health "excellent-just like cases under his belt. He was the principal attorney for
Bo Schembechler," Michigan's football coach, who had the successful plaintiffs in Wilkins, et al vs Ann Arbor
the same operation in May. City Clerk, a 1971 case which won University students
On the issue of sentencing, he says he will, if the right to vote in Ann Arbor. He was also the winning
elected, "be as fair a judge as I can be-neither too attorney in a 1974 case which invalidated a University
tough nor too lenient." regulation requiring students seeking residency to limit
Conlin's two opponents for the judgeship, lawyers their studies to only 3 credit hours per semester.
Arthur Carpenter and Shirley Burgoyne, echoed this Carpenter is expecting these cases to win hins the
statement, saying they expected to produce "reason- student vote in the primary; and, aiming at the stu-
able" sentences if elected but did not feel they could dents, tie is projecting an anti-establishment, individual-
comment further on the issue without any experience ist image exactly the opposite of Conlin's status quo
as judges. cast.
have been an "active petitioner."
Although he has not had many well-known cases, CARPENTER, WHO received his law degree in "I HAVE NOT been a joiner," lie said, referring
Conlin prides himself on having handled "probably 1948. is advertising that, although Conlin has been See JUDGES', Page S
'Tens of tons' of nuclear
waste missing, says gov't
WASHINGTON ) - Tens of tons of nuclear - reactor and weaon fuel regulated
bthe Fuergy atad Research Administration (ERI)A) ate tinactcotuted [ior aording
to a summary of a General Accounting Office report
The report reviewed security systems at the nation's mraclear facilities, where the
fuel is prepared. It questioned whether existing procedures could adequately detect
or prevent the theft of plutonium and enriched uranium, known as "special nuclear
THE SJIMlARY omitted most loations and spe'ific numbers, but observed
that 17 kilograms -36 poutids- -of enriched uraunium or s kilogrims-13 ttounds-of
plutonium are sufficient to make a nuclear device.
"Because enriched uraniuim s traditionally measured in terms of kilograms
and plutonium in terms of grams the fact that the cumulative MUF (Material
Unaccounted For) amounts to tens of tons indicates the magnitude of the problem,"
the summary said.
A subcommittee source said the "tens of tons" figure, the highest estimate
given for unaccounted-for nuclear ma-
terial, was arrived at by totaling the
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u','s"' .ai'4i4'UI wa . miis'iirg frtam etch nuclear facility.
What's in a name
Confusion reins between three Calt-
fornia groups, one a political organiza-
tion, one a cosmetics firm and the third
a bartender, who have stolen each oth-
er's names. The mix up began last year
when the California Franchise Tax
Board suspended registration of Peo-
ple's Lobby Inc., a political group for
failing to file a routine report. Under
state law, the name of a suspended cor-
poration is up for grabs and goes to
fhoever files a claim to it and com-
pletes the necessary paper work. A bar-
tender who works in a hangout for po-
liticals in Sacramento did just that
and became the People's Lobby Inc.
The first People's Lobby, in need of a
name so that they could sue for the re-
turn of their old handle, picked the
Helena Rubenstein Corp., a cosmetics
firm which had also been suspended.
The cosmetics firm has notannounced
what their new name will be, however
they consider simething like Joes Bar
.at noon the Pendelton Arts infor-
nation Center, on the second floor of
the Union will sponsor a lecture on "The
Art of Bonsai."
Weather or not
It will #e hot and humid again with
mostly cloudy skies, a high of 85 and a
Si per cent chance of rain. Tonight will
bring a low of 57 with only a 20 per
cent chance of rain.
ERDA CALLED the report inaccurate.
Analyzing ERDA's security, the sum-
nary said "serious deficiencies in both
the material accountability and the
physical security systems were found ...
The evidence raises serious questions as
to the ability of ERDA's facilities to
detect and prevent a theft of bomb
quantities of special nuclear materials."
'fhe summary was prepared by the
staff of the House small business sub-
committee on energy and the environ-
ment, which is investigating the nation's
nuclear industry and the role small
business can play in it.
THE CHIAIRMAN, Rep. John Dingell
(D-Mich.) had requested the study by
the GAO, the congressional investigative
agency, on Dec. 30, 1974. The summary
was offered because the report, submit-
ted last Friday, was classified.
Little Sarah Dannenhauer smiled as her mother, Martha, came to Kalamazoo's
Bronson Hospital to take her home for the first time since her premature
birth Nov. 18, 1974. Sarah weighed 15 pounds, 14112 ounces at discharge. Her
medical charts, (left) weighed 33 pounds.
U.K. cuts ties with Uganda
LONDON APt -- Britain severed diplo-
matic relations yesterday with President
Idi Amin's Uganda in an unprecedented
move against a member of the British
Foreign Secretary Anthony Crosland
announced the break in the House of
Commons "with deep regret." Britain,
which rarely resorts to breaking diplo-
matic relations, last severed ties with
another country in 1946 when it broke
RELATIONS between Britain and
Uganda had deteriorated steadily since
August 1972 when Amin ordered the ex-
pulsion of Asians, mainly Indians and
Pakistanis, from Uganda within 90 days.
Many held British passports and were
brought to Britain in emergency flights.
A new low point was reached shortly
after the Israeli raid on Entebbe airport
in Uganda July 4 to free the hostages of
an Air France plane seized by pro-Pal-
One of the hostages, Dora Bloch, a
75-year-old woman with dual British
and Israeli nationality, disappeared in
mysterious circumstances and is feared
killed by Ugandan authorities. Prime
Minister James Callaghan publicly de-
manded the release of Mrs. Bloch, but
he was ignored.
THE BREAK with Britain puts new
pressure on Amin, already at odds with
neighboring Kenya and suffering strain-
ed relations with a number of other Af-
In a broadcast on Radio Uganda mon-
itored in Kenya, Amin said he was
studying the implications of the move
by Britain. Radio Uganda also quoted
Amin in a news bulletin as saying Bri-
tain apparently was not involved in the
Israeli commando raid.
It said Amin told his listeners, "Bri-
tish nationals who have chosen to stay
in Uganda should follow the situation
in its present perspective and not listen
to the imperialist mass media."
See U.K., Page 5