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Wednesday, July 16, 1969

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Coen asks


Dean Wilbur Cohen, of the educa-
tional school, said yesterday at a meet-
ing of the Governor's Commission on
Educational Reform that the use of
the property tax on homes as a meth-
od of financing education is inade-
quate and should be eliminated.
Cohen suggested instead of the home
property tax, taxation of all industrial
and public utility property which would
be transferred to the state, with as-
sessment and tax rates to be increased
"Business is the ,greatest benefactor
from increased education," said Co-
hen. "It should share in the costs."
The present state-aid formula for
school support should be eliminated,
said Cohen, and a simpler formula be
substituted based upon the state fi-
nancing the entire cost of a minimum
foundation educational program.
The former U.S. secretary of health,

education, and welfare offered a sam-
ple state-aid formula which might
provide school support on the follow-
ing scale: 100 per cent of the first
$300 a year per student, 75 per cent
of the next $300, and 50 per cent of
the next $300.
Cohen said he believes the changes
could be accomplished over the next
six to seven years.
"By the end of the decade of the
seventies," Cohen said, "educational
expenditures in Michigan are m o r e
likely to be double those of today than
to be 50 per cent larger." He added,
"In either case the method of raising
the funds and deciding how to spend
them wisely will be a major problem
to those in charge."
Cohen claimed that unless the state
is willing to provide more funds for
education during the next 10 years,
"Michigan may lose some of its fu-

ture economic potential to states such
as California and Texas."
"A good educational system is what
helps to attract and retain competent
personnel for business, assures inno-
vation a n d adaptation to changing
technology, science, and managerial
skills, and improves the quality of life,"
Cohen said.
"It enables the disadvantaged to ov-
ercome some of their economic and
social difficulties," Cohen claimed. "It
raises the income of the community
and it brings in more taxes. What oth-
er expenditure can claim so many vir-
tues," asked Cohen.
During'the past 10 years states and
localities have been doing a "heroic"
job of raising more money for educa-
tion, according to the education school
However, Cohen added, that as hard
as they try, they fall far short of meet-

pay school
ing the needs because of certain diffi- and facili
culties including: iod so b(
The b and local
- The basic reliance on local prop- what thel
erty taxes on homes to finance ele- shat the
mentary and secondary education, and should be
the growing refusal of voters to ap- Federal
prove millage increases on their secondary
homes; sented ab
-- The reluctance of states to in- enues -'
crease income, estate, and gift taxes hen.
to finance t h e growing educational "I belie
needs which may put a particular state the federa
at a competitive disadvantage w i t h least 35 p
surrounding or competing states; elementar
- The failure of Congress to pro- by 1976,"1
vide adequate funds for existing pro- nance at1
grams of federal aid to schools and to 20 per cen
enact a .longer-range program of. fi- "There
nancing and ticular fig
- The failure of the states to pre- less federa
pare a longer-range program of their increased,
needs and their financial, manpower, up with t


ty goals over a 10-year per-
oth the federal government
school districts can know
r respective roles could and
aid to public elementary and
schools in Michigan repre-
out four per cent of all rev-
a figure far too low, said Co-
ve that the goal must be for
,al government to finance at
er cent of the total cost of
y and secondary education
he said, "and the state to fi-
least 45 per cent, with about
nt coming from local sources.
is no sanctity in these par-
gures," Cohen said, "but un-
al and state contributions are
we will not be able to keep
[he needs in Michigan."


University Players'
Lydia Mendelssohn




Cit Council asses
anti-ABM mot ion
City Council Monday night pass- fails to come to grips with the
ed a resolution supporting the re- central issues of our time."
jection of the antiballistic missile "I also believe that when an is-
system and the substitution of sue with as many ramifications as
that of ABM is before the Con-
needed domestic programs. gress of the United States, it is
The resolution passed by a sev- incumbent upon public officials to
en to three vote after a half hour express ourselves," said Cappaert.
of debate concerning the part city However. Stephenson accused
government ought to play ir, na- Council of having "the audacity to
tional issues and the merits and speak on such a grave national
demerits of ABM. issue for the whole city."
Councilmen James Stephenson Stephenson charged that Cap-
(R-Fourth Ward), Roy Weber (R- paert's proposal was "more of
Fourth Ward),. and Joseph Ed- political ideology than anything
wards (R-Third Ward) voted else."
against the resolution. However, Cappaert denied the

Councilman Leroy Cappaert (D-
Fifth Ward) said he introduced
the proposal because many con-
stituents "believe that local gov-
ernment is irrelevant because it
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charge, claiming the introduction
of thearesolution was not politi-
cal. Cappaert cited various Re-
publican senators who have said
they will vote against ABM.
When Stephenson motioned to
table the resolution for two weeks
so that councilmen could learn,
more about the issue Cappaert
said, "To suggest that we have
not been prepared on this sub-
ject is to suggest we haven't lived
in this world."
"There is an essential need
to redirect national priorities,"
Cappaert said. To comments that
it might not be proper for Coun-
cil to act on such an issue, Cap-
paert said, "To say we're not in
the business of peace is absurd."


-Associated Press

Beniding an ear

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy loops a miniature hangman's noose
around the neck of NASA Administrator Thomas Paine yesterday
at Cape Kennedy. The small placard attached to the noose reads:
"I helped hang poverty."
Court ruling denies
new trial for Ray

on the big stage

news today
by The Associated Press and Coee Press Service
THE SAFEGUARD ABM PROPOSAL appeared headed for
approval without compromise yesterday after Republican leaders
said their latest head count showed 50 solid votes in favor of the
Even 50 of the 100 senators, assuming all vote, which is unlikely,
would be sufficient for victory since Vice President Spiro Agnew will
be on hand to break any tie in favor of Safeguard.
Sen. Winston L. Prouty's endorsement of the missile system on
Monday appeared to have stiffened the backs of ABM supporters in
the virtually evenly divided Senate.
Democratic leader Mike Mansfield said the Senate would hold
its long-expected secret session tomorrow and added he hopes voting
can start next week.
Meanwhile, speeches continue on the ABM and other parts of the
$20 billion military authorization bill.
* * *
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT charged two leading drug
companies yesterday with obtaining a patent for the antibiotic
tetracycline by fraud and sued them for $25 million in damages.
A civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court accused Chas. Ple-
zer & Co., Inc. and American Cyanamid Co. of making false state-
ments to the Patent Office.
Five other major drug companies were also charged with con-
spiring to monopolize the manufacture and sale of tetracycline.
Tetracycline is the nation's largest-selling broad spectrum anti-
biotic. Its sales exceed $100 million a year in dosage form.
Cyanamid Co. aided Pfizer, the suit alleges, in making misleading
statements to the Patent Office. Both companies failed to disclose
that tetracycline had been produced during the manufacture of aure-
omycin, another antibiotic, and could not therefore be patented, the
suit says.
The government says the patent enabled Pfizer to limit the num-
ber of suppliers of tetracycline and the government was damaged by
having to pay an excess of $25 million in noncompetitive prices for
the drug.
NORTH VIETNAM rejected a plan yesterday calling for free
elections in South Vietnam which will be formally presented at
the Paris peace talks tomorrow.
The plan, to be presented by South Vietnam's President Nguyen
Van Thieu, calls on the Viet Cong to join all other factions in elec-
tions to be held under international supervision.
A statement issued by the North Vietnamese states that, "As
long as more than 500,000 American and satellite troops 'remain in
South Vietnam, there can be no question of organizing free elections
for the South Vietnamese population."
The North Vietnamese charged that Thieu unfolded his plan on
Nixon's orders and that it was a maneuver to prevent establishing
a coalition government.
Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky told reporters that if Thieu's pro-
posal is rejected tomorrow, he personally favors a South Vietnamese
walkout on the negotiations.
* * *
BOBBY BAKER was named yesterday in a suit filed by the
Justice Department charging him with'a conflict of interest while
he was secretary to Senate Democrats.
The civil suit, filed in federal district court in Washington, is
seeking to recover $1.7 million Baker allegedly collected from "various
private parties having matters pending before the government."
The suit cited four specific instances involving $5,600 in fees. The
government said it will also demand recovery for other transactions
where Baker received substantial payments from private parties.
DR. GERALD D. DORMAN, president-elect of the American
Medical Association, said yesterday he doubted that some officials
of the AMA intervened in Washington to block the appointment
of Dr. John H. Knowles, to the nation's top health post.
But, he added, "It might be true."
Knowles was the personal choice of Robert Finch, secretary of
health, education and welfare, for the position of assistant secretary
of health and scientific affairs. Asked why Knowles was not on the
list of names of choices the AMA submitted to Finch, Dorman replied,
"We felt others had higher capabilities."
Earlier, Vice President Spiro Agnew, addressing the AMA's an-
nual convention, said, "Despite what you read in the newspapers,
most doctors are interested in practicing medicine and not being in-
volved in politics."




KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (R) - The
Tennessee Court of Criminal Ap-
peals refused yesterday to review
a denial by a Memphis judge for,
a new murder trial for James
Earl Ray in the slaying of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Presiding Judge Mark A. Walk-
er, of Covington, announced t h e
court's decision after it had de-
liberated the matter less than four
Defense attorney J. B. Stoner, of{
Savannah, Ga., said the appel-
late court's ruling will be appeal-
ed to the State Supreme Court.
Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis;
March 10 to the sniper slaying
last year of King, a civil rights;
leader, and was sentenced by


Criminal Court Judge W. Preston
Battle to 99 years in state prison.
In seeking a new trial, Ray
claimed he was pressured by his
former lawyer, Percy Foreman, of
Houston, Tex., into entering the
guilty plea. Foreman denied the
Judge Arthur C. Fequin, who
succeeded Battle in handling the
Ray case, denied Ray's motion for
a new trial at a May 26 hearing
in Memphis.
The claim of the defense argu-
ment before the appellate court
yesterday morning was that Fa-
quin erred in not setting aside the
sentence on the grounds t h a t
Battle died before he had time to
hear Ray's motion for a new trial.
Battle died 21 days after the
original trial.
Stoner also argued that Faquin
erred in his refusal to consider as
motions for a new trial letters
which Ray' had written to Judge
Battle from the State Penitentiary
in Nashville.
Thomas E. Fox, of Nashville,
deputy state attorney general, ar-
gued that Ray, by pleading, guilty,
surrendered his right to both a
new trial and appeal.
Ray, now serving his sentence in
Nashville's State Penitentiary;
hired Stoner, Chattanooga law-
yer Robert W. Hill Jr. and Mem-
phis attorney Richard Ryan to
represent him after dismissing
Ray was not in court yesterday
for the hearing.


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