The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 6, 1981-Page 5
SENATE COMMITTEE DECLARES HIM UNFIT
Lefever withdraws bid
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON-Ernest Lefever bowed out of his
nomination as President Reagan's human rights
chief yesterday, hours after the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee declared him unfit for the post
on a vote of 13-4, according to a key Senate aide.
Though Reagan and key Republicans in the Senate
had vowed to press the selection despite the prospect
of a bruising floor fight, Lefever withdrew after
talking with Sen. S.I. Hayakawa (R-Calif.), who
would have managed his supporters, the official said.
THE NEWS WAS relayed to the White House by
Senate Republican leader Howard Baker for im-
mediate forwarding to Reagan at Canip David.
Baker and two of his pro-Lefever colleagues-Sens.
Hayakawa and Jesse Helms (R-N.C.)-met for an
hour after the committee vote and decided to advise
Lefever they thought he would be defeated in the
LEFEVER AUTHORIZED Hayakawa to issue a
statement that he was withdrawing his name.
With the negative committee decision, the
nomination for him to become an assistant secretary
of state faced a certain uphill fight on the Senate
floor. A majority of the Republicans on the commit-
tee joined all of its Democrats in voting not to ap-
prove the nomination.
THE COMMITTEE vote was the first time in 22
years that a Senate committee has rejected a
In a letter to Reagan a few hours after the commit-
tee rejected the controversial nomination, Lefever
said, "I do not wish any longer to put up with the kind
of suspicion and character assassination that some of
my adversaries have used to besmirch my name."
"I am blameless pf the charges and innuendos
against my integrity and my compassion," Lefever
REAGAN HAD BEEN unshaken by the committee
action and as late as yesterday afternoon, before
leaving for Camp David, told reporters he was "still
Reagan has stood fast behind Lefever's
nomination, which first snagged over his statements
that human rights violations by non-communist coun-
tries could be better dealt with by private persuasion
than public pressure.
Senators said Lefever, questioned by the Senate
committee in private Thursday, denied charges of a
conflict of interest concerning Nestle Corp., denied he
believes blacks are intellectually inferior to whites,
and denied he ever thought his opponents were
From AP andUPI
ATLANTA-Police were still taking a
hard look yesterday at a 23-year-old
black man questioned for 12 hours and
released in connection with the slayings
of 28 young Atlanta blacks.
A six-man team of investigators con-
tinued to stake out the northwest Atlan-
ta home of Wayne Williams.
Technicians at the Georgia Crime
Laboratory pressed an examination to
examine fibers and hairs taken from
his home by investigators to see if they
matched any of those found on the
bodies of several victims.
TECHNICIANS comparing the fibers
taken from the suspect's home found
"promising" similarities to fibers
found on some of the bodies, a source
But Fulton County District Attorney
Lewis Slaton cautioned that fiber
evidence alone would be insufficient to
convict anyone in the cases-no matter
how significant the comparisons
It also was reported that in-
vestigators intended to subpoena
Williams' records at Georgia State
University, which he attended in 1977-
WILLIAMS SAID Thursday he did
not blame investigators for questioning
him but said that toward the end of the
12-hour ordeal he became angry and
felt abused, harassed and intimidated.
He said investigators "did call me a
suspect. They said, 'You killed
Nathaniel Cater (the latest victim).
And you know it and you're lying to us."
Williams, who was stopped May 22
near a bridge close to the spot where
the latest victim's body was pulled
from the Chattahoochee River two days
later, said he was a victim of circum-
stance, "in the wrong place at the
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'WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?'
Psalm 2:1 and Acts 4:25
Some years ago, a young man around 20 years of age, asked for work on
the farm. After he had worked several days I learned he was out of jail on
bond, having been charged with taking part in a holdup of a store, which he
admitted. I called together the few workers on the farm together with "Mr.
Holdup," and advised them of the kind of man we were working with. Mr.
"Holdup" sorter "flared up" and said ifll did not want to work him it was o.k.
"Certainly I do not want to work you. Last Saturday i put you and a high
school boy out splitting wood with axes, wedges, and a maul. A man with as
much devil and hell in him as you might have split the boy's head open with
the axe in order to take his money! You also worked with another man using
shovels. Is it right for me to ask that man to work with you when you might
knock him in the head with the shovel, since you have chosen to try to make a
living forcing people who have made their money honestly to give it to you,
killing them if necessary!
Genuine Christianity don't tolerate evil! One branch of Christianity is
charged by God Almighty to take vengeance, and do away with evil and
rebellion against law and order. Read the 13th chapter of Romans. The Bible
not only says: "Resist the devil;" but it also says: "Give no place to the
"Mr. Holdup" was paid for his time, and asked to get off the place, and stay
off. However, we told him that since those who were in authority saw fit to let
such a dangerous man "run on the loose," I would cooperate as far as I could.
If he thought over the matter and would come back in three days and express
his purpose, determination, and make a promise to go right and act a
gentleman, he could go back to work. He did not come back, but hope he is
From the President of our great nation on down tothe humblest citizen we
should be throroughly ashamed of ourselves for the great crime and violence
abroad in our land. We would be much better off if a great drive was launched
to make crime and open evil, poverty-stricken, so that it would perish from
famine and hunger.
"Take thou away from Me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the
melody of thy viols. But let judgement run down as waters, and
righteousness as a mighty stream." Amos 5:23. Boil this passage down, and
in plain language God says to us: "Your worship is offensive to Me unless
you put away the evil from among yourselves, stop crime, murder, immorality,
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