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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, June 8, 1984
Jury selection drags
in Faber murder trial

Most of the 80 people called in as
prospective jurors in the murder trial
of Ricardo Hart which began last Mon-
day have been dismissed because of
their previous knowledge of the case.
Judge Ross Campbell, prosecuting
attorney Brian Mackie, and defense at-
torney Thomas Quarterman have spent
four days interrogating prospective
jurors to find if people have precon-
ceived opinions of the case due to the
publicity of last week's murder trial of
Machelle Pearson.
PEARSON, 17, was convicted of first-
degree murder, armed robbery, and
possession of a firearm for her role in
the Nov. 22 shooting death of 39-year-
old Nancy Faber, an Ann Arbor
resident and the wife of Ann Arbor.
News editorial writer Don Faber.
Hart, 20, is facing trial on the same
Monday, before the jury selection
even began, Quarterman filed a
petition to relocate the trial because he
was concerned that Hart could not be
tried fairly in Washtenaw County,
Quarterman said.
Campbell denied Quarterman's
petition and said he hoped to find a
"fair and impartial" jury within the
THE TRIAL could still be relocated if
a jury cannot successfully be chosen.

Throughout the selection process,
Hart, dressed in a black suit, has
remained attentive to the questioning.
Quarterman said Hart is "calling some
of the shots" in deciding which jurors to
dismiss because "it's his jury."
During her trial, Pearson testified
that Hart, her boyfriend of three years,
had forced her to rob Faber in the
parking lot of the Krogers on Plymouth
Rd. After asking Faber for a ride,
Pearson demanded her purse and the
gun "just went off."
FABER WAS shot in the neck and
died three days later without regaining
Pearson claimed that the robbery
was Hart's idea and that he had singled
out Faber as the victim.
Hart was implicated in the incident
by Pearson in a taped statement given
to the police on December 21, the day of
her arrest. Hart was subsequently
arrested on January 6.
Pearson probably won't be called to
testify in Hart's trial, according to
Quarterman. She might have been
valuable to the prosecution if she had
not been convicted of first-degree mur-
der, in which case she could have
bargained for a lesser sentence for
testifying, he said. But the murder con-
viction carries a mandatory life sen-
Jury selection continues today at 2:00


Off duty
Haircutters Kirsti Adams and Betsy Nunley take a break between
appointments yesterday at Hair Trends on East University.

Eisenhower pushed for A-bomb in Korea


From AP and UPI

WASHINGTON - Dwight Eisenhower considered
using nuclear weapons against Chinese forces in
Korea in 1953, saying they might be "cheaper dollar-
wise" than conventional weapons, declassified
documents showed yesterday.
Top secret memoranda from the spring of 1953 -
made public ina routine declassification by the State
Department - show use of nuclear weapons was
discussed as a logical option when the Eisenhower
administration decided that an indefinite military
stalemate in the Korean War was not tolerable.
THE MEMOS indicate that policymakers at the
time did not share the present-day horror of nuclear
weapons and that the weapons were discussed
primarily in terms of the military and cost
advantages they might offer.
The question was postponed, according to the
memo, mainly because Gen. J. Lawton Collins then
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thought U.S.
Naval forces in Pusan Harbor would be a perfect
target if the Soviets decided to retaliate with their
nuclear weapons.
But the matter arose again at a meeting two weeks
later of the National Security Council, with
Eisenhower presiding.

'The President nevertheless
thought it might be
cheaper dollar wise to use
atomic weapons in Korea
than to continue to use
conventional weapons.'
-1953 National
Security Council Memo
EISENHOWER, fearing Russia might raise the
stakes in the war and force the United States into a
general mobilization, considered nuclear weapons as
a potential option, the memos indicate.
"The president then raised the question of the use
of atomic weapons in the Korean War. Admittedly, he
said, there were not many good tactical targets, but
he felt it would be worth the cost if, through use of
atomic weapons, we could achieve a substantial

Others at the meeting brought up the question of
"public hysteria with respect to atomic weapons."
John Foster Dulles, secretary of state at the time, I -
quoted as saying that while "in the present state of
world opinion we could not use an A-bomb, we should
make every effort to dissipate this feeling."
A MEMO of a national Security Council meeting in
May 1953 shows that military commanders by then
had decided that atomic bombs would not be the most
effective weapon in Korea, but Eisenhower was not
"The president nevertheless thought it might be
cheaper, dollar-wise, to use atomic weapons in Korea
than to continue to use conventional weapons against
the dugouts, which honeycombed the hills along
which the enemy forces were presently deployed," a
memo said. "This, the president felt, was
particularly true if one took into account the logistic
costs of getting conventional ammunition from this
country to the front lines."
It is not clear from the documents whether the
decision to possibly widen the war was a serious
intention of the president who was elected on a
promise to end the conflict, or a ploy to speed stalled
armistice negotiations.



Friday HRD-course, "Survey of Printing Technology," as 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.; party, 8 p.m.,.Union
Astronomy-Visitor's Night, "Aurora 8:45 a.m., 130 LSA; "Word Processors, Hands On," Asian Studies-Play, Friends, 2 p.m., 200 Lane.
Borealis-Northern Lights," 8:30 p.m., Aud. B 8:30,a.m., 1020 Ad. Serv. Gray Panthers-meeting, 3 p.m., Fire Station, 1078
Angell. Cinema II-The Year of Living Dangerously, 7:30 N. Fifth.
Art-BFA students' exhibit, opening reception, 7 and 9:40 p.m., MLB 4. Alt Act-Start the Revolution Without Me, 7:30
p.m., Rackham Gallery. Cinema Guild - Poetry in Motion, 7:30 & 9:30p.m., p.m.; Young Frankenstein, 9:15p.m., MLB4.
Korean Christian Fellowship-Bible Study, 9 p.m., Lorch. Cinema Two-Stripes, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Campus Chapel. Ann Arbor Film Coop-The Empire Strikes Back, CFT-The Godfather, 6:30 p.m.; the Godfather,
Chinese Christian Fellowship-meeting, 8 p.m., 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., MLB 3. Part 2, 9:35 p.m., Michigan.
Trotter House. Cinema Guild-Flashdance, 7, 8:45, 10:30 p.m.
Folk Dance Club - Serbian and Croatian dancing, 8:30 Saturday 'sLorch.
p.m.; request dancing, 10 p.m., 3rd floor, State & Ann Arbor Go Club-meeting, 2 p.m., 1433 Mason. AAFC-The Empire Strikes Back, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.,
William. Ark-Folk music, Oscar Brand, 8 & 10 p.m., 1421 MLB 3.
Computing Center-workshop, "Tell-a-Graf Hill. Women's Aging Fellowship-meeting, 9:30 a.m.,
Special Problems," 1:30p.m., 64 Bus. Ad. Folk Dance Club-Workshop, Basque line & circle 1655 Newport Rd.
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