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NIXON'S
WELFARE PLAN
See Editorial Page

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Vol. LXXIX, No 62-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, August 9, 1969 Ten Cents

Four Pages

TWO-HOUR TALK:

President

outlines

Fake bishop
visits Colins
An ex-mental patient who describes himself as a bishop
of an obscure religious cult Monday visited John Collins, ac-
cused murderer of Eastern Michigan University coed Karen
Beineman, in his maximum security cell in the County Jail
for two hours.
Joseph Pasic, a self-proclaimed Dukhobor bishop, said
last night he was permitted to visit Collins by personal in-
structions from County Sheriff Douglas Harvey.
Harvey first denied any knowledge of Pasic's visit, but
then later said he knew the man had been given permission.
Jail regulations allow a prisoner to visit with an attorney
or clergyman at any time. When Collins said he was willing
-- -- ----- -- to see the "bishop," deputies
d allowed Pasic into the cell,
d e'l itThe Dukhobor religion is a
Christian cult founded in Russia,
but now is located mostly in West-
ern Canada. Basically a pacifist
ai 1 group, Dukhobors have attracted
publicity through use of nudity
as a means of civil protest.
Officials said there is no indi-
suported cation that Collins is a member
of the group. Pasic said he went
to see Collins because the suspect
WASHINGTON P - The is a resident in his diocese.
"I have gone to John Collins,
Senate Labor Committee ap- said Pasic. "I have talked with:
proved yesterday a bill design- him., He had repented, come to
ed to revive the program of God with his sins, laid himself
loan guarantees for college before God and asked for forgive-
students a 1o n g with an Pasic said he did not ask Col-
amendment sharply expand- lins to specify his "sins."
ing student aid funds. County Prosecutor William Del-
Republicans charged the amend- hey said Pasic was a former pa-
ment, sponsored by Sen. Edward tient at Ypsilanti State Hospital.
M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), could kill Pasic was committed in 1963, and
the bill or at least prevent its pas- was released recently.
sage before Congress begins a He had formerly been in South-
three-week recess next Wednes- ern Michigan Prison at Jackson:
day. for extortion charges resulting
Sern. Jacob K. Javits (R-lY.), from fees collected while imper-
one of the bill's backers,{ agreed sonating an attorney.
the, amendment raised doubts of Psychic Peter 'Hurkos, who had
passage, but said he will ask the been in Ann Arbor last month to1
Senate to act Monday. help in the area murder investi-.
Backers of the proposal which gation-without police invitation
had been aimed fora Fridaypas- -and who was here earlier this
sage by the Senate so the House week, said he had received phone]
d ,l t a tin bf tcalls before Beineman's death 1

plans

to

overhaul
p rograms

poverty
WASHINGTON () -Presi-
dent Nixon last night pro-
posed replacing the present
welfare system with fixed
basic federal incomes as the
key part of a sweeping pro-
gram to cost $4 billion more
a year.
The President called also for
a $1-billion start on sharing fed
eral tax revenues with states, a
dramatic shift of manpower pro
grams from Washington to state
and local control, and reorgani-
zation of the antipoverty agency
for almost total emphasis on ex-
perimentation.
"I propose that the federal gov
ernment build a foundation under
the income of every American
family with dependent children
that cannot care for itself-wher-
ever in America that family may
live," Nixon said in broadcasting
to the nation his most compre-
hensive domestic policy outline
He traced what is expected to
be the core of his domestic pro
gram ;for the coming three years.
A start in requests for specific
legislation is to come next week
in three messages to Congress.
The President wants the pres-
ent dependent, children's aid pro-
gram absorbed into a new system
that would subsidize poor families

I
,

-Associated Press
VALERY GISCARD D'ESTAING, France's economic minister, left, and Premier Jacques Chaban-
Delmas, right, were two of the handful of French officials who knew of the decision to devaluate the
franc. D'Estaing said the decision was made July 1.6 but word did not leak out and potential specu-
lators were thwarted.

Franc

devalues

franc

Y1 5

per,

cent

-Associated Press
Nixon addresses the nation

PARIS i-Facing the threat French goods cheaper in world
of bankruptcy, France devalued trade, and visits to France more
the franc by 12%j per cent yester- a ci f og hut.the

the Treasury in London. Others regardless of whether the house-
there were not so sure. hold head has a job.

coua comp'et action Deiore nex~tek ees
week's recess.
They said this is necessary if
loans are to be made available for
students enrolling in college this
fall.
The Kennedy amendment would
boost authorized funds for educa-.
tional opportunity grants for stu-
dents by $100 million and for the-
work-study program f o r college
students by $10 million.
Another amendment by Ken-
nedy, also adopted by a straight
party line vote in committee,
would provide that, in the guar-,
anteed loan program, banks may
not require the student or hi s
family do business with the .bank
in order to receive a loan.
The education subcommittee in
acting on the bill Thursday, voted
to raise the authorizations for a
third student aid program -Na-
tional Defense Education Act di-
krect loans -by $125 million.
rThis was accepted by the full
committee.
The legislation will be attached
as a rider and sent back to the
House on a bill already passed by
that branch to extend the Older
Americans Act.
Sponsors are hopeful this strat-
egy will make it possible for the
House to accept t h e Senate
amendment, clearing the measure
to President Nixon.
This would get around an im-
passe in the House over a college
student loan bill approved earlier
in the week in the Education and
Labor Committee.

from a man who Identified him-
self as "the bishop." Hurkos said
the man warned him to leave the
area.
Meanwhile, Andrew Manuel, a
friend of Collins, waived extra-
dition proceedings yesterday and
will probably return to Michigan
today.
Manuel was arrested Wednes-
day in Phoenix, Ariz., by FBI of-
ficials on charges of interstate
flight to avoid legal prosecution.
Ypsilanti officials have a war-{
See FAKE, Page 3

day in a bid for more business
and stability.-
The government said France
had been losing its monetary re-
serves at such a swift rate-$500
million a month in the second half
of 1968 and $200 million a month
this year-that these could vanish
by the end of 1969 unless it acted.
President Georges Pompidou
said the only alternative to de-
valuation was brutal deflation
bringing massive unemployment.
The French government is pre-
paring a series of measures to ac-
company the devaluation "so as
to draw the greatest benefit from
it," said Premier.Jacques Chaban-
Delmas.
The immediate result makes

over-all effect may be to bring
other nations' currencies under
new attack when trading resumes
Monday.
However, the U.S. Treasury said
yesterday the devaluation was an
adjustment to economic develop-
ments in France and will not af-
fect the strength of the U.S. dol-
lar. American money, the world's
leading currency, is pegged to gold
Swithan ounce of gold being of-
ficially worth $35.

Sir George Bolton, chairman of
the Bank of London and South
America, commented,
"The French devaluation will
cause another period of anxiety
among the leading foreign cur-
rencies. If any leading currency is
devalued for domestic reasons one
cannot help wondering who comes
next."
Certainly quick to be affected
will be the African and other coun-
tries which align their currencies
on the franc. Finance ministers
of these countries have been in-

Britain officially sought to dis- vited to meet here Sunday with
pel any thoughts of a new deval- Valery Giscar d'Estaing, economics
uation of the pound. "We have minister.
no comment except to rule out France had $6.7 billion in re-
any possibility of Britain follow- serves before the destructive
ing France," said a spokesman at serves befre te d the
strikes and riots last year and the

'Black Journal': Final product
of inner city journalism. project

By 1ADINE COHODAS
A special newspaper hit the
campus yesterday - The Black
Journal.
The eight-page tabloid publica-
tion was the final product of the
First Urban Journalism Workshop,
held at the University over the
last three weeks.
Sponsored by the University's
human relations council, the
Newspaper Fund, Inc., the Detroit
Free Press and the Detroit News,
the workshop was designed to in-
troduce 19 inner city Detroit high
school students to the field of
journalism. .

Although there have been work-'
shops in previous years, this was
the first time one was conducted
exclusively for inner city students.
All fees were paid by the spon-
soring organizations.;
"Before, students were selected
from different high schools and
paid their own fees," explains
MacKenzie High School student
Frederick Douglas. "But inner city
students can't afford to pay their
own fees for three weeks."
The students arrived July 21,
and promptly began three Weeks
of classes, lectures and writing
sessions to learn about the news-

paper business. The workshop was
headed by journalism professors
John Field and Edmond Wooding.
Teachers from area schools, and.
four University graduate students
aided the professors with the
classes.
One of the workshop programs
was an address by Don Haney,
host of Detroit's "Haney's People,"
on the role of blacks in broad-
casting. The students also met
with Ron Edmonds, human rela-
tions director for the Ann Arbor
ll nhnnI

wage increases that followed.
These are down to $3.5 billion-
or less, by some reports.
,D'Estaing, said that since last
? year's upheavals the franc has
been considered internationally
to be worth less than its official
value. Thus it was necessary to
realign French money.
Until now the franc has been
worth 20 U.S. cents in internation-
al exchange., Effective Monday it
will be worth about 171/2 cents.
The dollar becomes officially
equivalent to 5.55419 francs in-
stead of 4.96106.
Last November, Charles de
Gaulle, then president, vetoed de-
valuation of the franc after it had
been deemed all but done. In the
months since then there has been
'no improvement in, the French
trade and reserves position.
Pompidou, who succeeded De

A fmiy o furanywhere n
the nation would receive a mini-
mum federal payment of $1,600 a
year. Under present regulations,
a family with the head of house-
hold working fulltime is ineligible
for welfare.
His proposals would more than
double present welfare recipients
to 22.4 million and add $4 billioni
to present federal outlays of $4.
billion a year.
The program would require , ll'
able-bodied adult recipients ex-
cept mothers with children under
six "to accept work or, training
provided suitable jobs are avail-
able either locally or at some
distance if transportation is pro-
vided."
The reform proposal sets up
two work requirements: all appli-
cants for benefits who are not
working must register with state
employment services; employable
recipients must accept training
or employment or lose their por-
tion of the family's;benefits.
IWork incentives would include
free day-care centers for children,
a $30 a month bonus for those
in job training programs and the
retention of the first $60 a month
of earnings without benefit re-
ductions. Beyond the first $60,
benefits would be reduced by 50
cents for each $1 earned.
The President said the total
welfare savings to all states un-
der his program would be $735.8
million a year with all states
benefiting.
Republican leaders in Congress
generally applauded the Presi-
dent's program. But action on the
welfare reforms may be a year or
two away, they cautioned, and
revenue sharing is sure to face
rough going.
Chairman Wilbur D. Mills of
the House Ways and Means Com-
mittee is one important Democrat
who doubts Congress will shovel
out money with few controls. His
committee will consider the rev-
See NIXON, Page 3

f
Concert set
for Fuller
Flatlands
Pray for sunshine but always
be prepared for rain, Confucius
say.
Rock concert fans are praying
a lot these days, and if all goes
well with the elements, tomorrow's
musical event will be held from
3-6 p.m. in Fuller Flatlands. '
Highly informed sources say
Alice Cooper, the Free Rock Cara-,
van, and the Floating Circus are
among the bands scheduled to'
play.
Do not be too hasty with your
joy, however. In the past, many
prayers went unanswered when at
least three gala afternoons were
rained out. But rumor has it that
the sun has insisted on shining
tomorrow despite threats from an
errant cumulo-nimbus clotid.

REPORT TO COHEN'
students call for
increased dialogue
By JUDY KAHN
-
An education school student-faculty retreat is the major
recommendation among a list of priorities suggested for the
school by a group of student representatives.
The students yesterday presented a memorandum to
Dean Wilbur Cohen in response to his request, several weeks
ago asking students and faculty to state the priorities they
believed the school should be following.
The memorandum also lists six issues which students

believe should be discussed.
These are:
-Examination of the under-
graduate teacher education pro-
gram;
-Establishment of an urban
education program;
-An extension of opportunities
for student research;
--Finding'of means for studente
to teach courses;
-Establishment of closer work-
ing ties with other units of the
University; and
-Establishment of closer work-
ing ties with other universities
and community agencies having
concurrent responsibilities.
"We have but one specific rec-
ommendation to make to you, a
student and faculty retreat be held
this coming fall where direct and
personal communication can be-
gin on matters of common con-
cern. We feel an intense and im-
mediate need for a continuing
student and faculty dialogue ...
the memorandum states.
The students also suggest that
the dialogue could be continued
through the Deans Forum already
instituted by Cohen, and other
activities.

pumic scnoois.
Before publishing the paper, the at a special Cabinet meeting late
students participated in ten 90- in the day: "After receiving re-
minute "labs" to learn publication ports on all aspects of our finan-
skills from headline writing to cial situation, I reached the con-
laying out the final paper. clusion that a modification of the
Although the staff was on hand 'parity of the franc is inevitable.
to assist, Alfred Wright Jr., one The prime minister and the fi-
of the participants from Central nance minister share this convic-
High School, says all stories were tion."
selected and written by the stu-
dents.
In addition, the 19 students se-
lected their own editorial board
and photography staff and collec-'
tively decided on the paper's pl-
The paper focused on black peo-
ple, drawing in local, state, and
national events t h a t affected
blacks. One story, "Landing: $24j
Billion Loss f or Proletariat,"
maintained the lunar flight prov-
ed that the federal government}
was working for "the bourgeoisie,"
not the "common people."
Other stories detailed the pro-'
jects of some black organizations,
described the success of black pub-
lisher John H. Johnson, and dis-
cussed programs of the seven- j
month-old Black Theatre, Inc.
Editorial board member Curtis
"Prr fn n(- r+a Nsh Shnol

FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES
rl Festival comes to town

By LAURIE HARRIS
The mystique of the medieval
age will come to Ann Arbor this
weekend in the first Medieval
Festival ever held here.
The festival - two miracle
plays and a concert of medieval
music-will play twice today
tomorrow at various places
around the city and the campus.
All performances will be out-
doors, and all will be free to the
public.
Charles Rosenberg, Grad, who
nriginated the idea of a medieval

ond play, is built around the
New Testament theme of the,
massacre of the innocents, ands
it is full of violence. The play
shows the, development of the
character of Herod as a medie-
val, buffoonish anti-Christ.
Both plays belong to the fif-
teenth century Corpus Christi
Cycle of pageants. They are be-
lieved to be written by a play-
wright known as the Wakfield
Master."
The concerts will feature
dances and plain songs typical

sible audience and many moire
available facilities.
Although the festival is pres-
ently a one-time event, Rosen-
berg says that it may evolve into
an organized group and a reg-
ular yearly program.
Rosenberg is director of both
plays. The concerts are being
directed by Patrica Dewitt and
will be presented between the
plays.
The music will be played on
original medieval instruments
borrowed from the University's
Stearns Collection-instruments

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