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o. LIX No. 23
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 3, 1978
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By KEVIN ROSE BOROUGH
A carbon monoxide leak at Ann Arbor
ommunity High School late yesterday
orning forced the evacuation of the
uilding and sent 86 students and staff
embers to local hospitals.
Three students were admitted to Mott
_ospital in fair condition, said Univer-
ity Hospital spokesman Joe Owsley.
he other patients were treated and
"PEOPLE WERE complaining of
*ausea, chest pains, and burning eyes
y mid-morning," said Robert
Moseley, Assistant Superintendent for
the Ann Arbor School District.
"People at the school familiar with
first aid recognized that it was a
respiratory problem and advised the
immediate evacuation of the school.
The evacuation was completed and
those feeling bad were advised to
ecline and breathe the fresh air."
The Ann Arbor Fire Department was
jotified and rushed 20 men to the scene.
'Oxygen was administered to all,'' said
tallion Lt. Russell Taylor, adding
hat some at the scene were semi-
'onscious. "The building won't be
eopened until the cause (of the toxic
umes) is discovered."
AUTHORITIES believe that the
chool's furnace was the source of the
umes. The school will remain closed
oday so the fire inspectors can run
ests on the building's heating system.
ik shuts Community
The furnace passed a routine inspection
on Friday, September 29.
'Jon Vogel, a student teacher in his
first day at the school, said he was sit-
ting in class when the evacuation notice
"Everyone was told to get out im-
mediately," he said. "A lot of people
were feeling bad. One girl got sick on
the lawn. Faculty members told anyone
who felt bad to go to the hospital."
Vogel estimated that there were 250
people in the school at the time of the
Those overcome by the fumes were
transported to University Hospital, St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital, Saline Com-
munity Hospital, and Beyer Memorial
Hospital in Ypsilanti. A total of 64
students succumbed to the fumes, as
did 11 staff members. Eleven infants,
who were in the nursery at the time of
the incident, were taken immediately to
the hospital. None of them were
believed to have suffered any ill effects.
BLOOD TESTS run on patients at
University Hospital confirmed the
presence of carbon monoxide in their
bloodstream. "Most of them recovered
quite quickly after their system was
washed out with oxygen,"
spokesman Joe Owsley.
The highest count of carbon
monoxide was recorded in the blood-
stream of custodian Tom Braun, accor-
ding to School District spokesman
Moseley. "He went around to all the
rooms three times to make sure that the
evacuation was complete, and he tur-
ned off the furnace."
Fire department investigators will
conduct a full range of tests this mor-
ning at the school, located at 401 North
MSA suggests combined input
for selection of next president
By LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA)
President Eric Arnson proposed
yesterday that a joint committee of
students, faculty, and alumni present
one unified list of presidential nominees
to the Regents in order to insure
greater "leverage" for those three
groups in the selection of the Univer-
sity's next president.
Arnson made his recommendation to
the Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA), the nine-
member board set up to recommend
'policy for the University's ap-
proximately 2900 faculty members.
THE MSA PRESIDENT, along with
MSA members Kate Rubin and Mervat
Hatem, outlined a tentative proposal
whereby delegates from the student,
faculty, and alumni search committees
would meet to narrow the number of
presidential nominees presented to the
Regents after the three search commit-
tees had drawn up separate lists of
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By KEITH RICH
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Voters in even suc
states as Massachusett
heir disdain for liberal
the tumult of tax revolt
's record, 'retiring act'
nominees. Arnson said that in this way
the groups could "narrow the options"
open to the Regents by presenting a
smaller list of nominees than the thirty-
four names offered separately in the
last selection in 1966.
"Clearly the key word here is
cooperation," Rubin said. Rubin and
Arnson condemned "competition" bet-
ween search committees which
resulted in the widely varying lists
presented to the Regents in 1966. At that
time, only two nominees appeared on
all three search committee lists.,
SACUA representatives expressed
enthusiasm for the MSA proposals but
refused to commit the faculty search
committee to a specific set of
guidelines. Many members endorsed
communication between the three ad-
visory groups, but stressed that they
would only recommend Arnson's
proposals as one option the search
committee could explore.
"I'D RATHER SEE SACUA instruct
the committee to establish liaisons with
the other committees," said Physics
Prof. Lawrence Jones. "I'd be a little
reluctant to give the faculty a 'fait ac-
See COMBINED, Page 10
Daily Photo by MAUREEN O'MALLEN
ROBERT TISCH, the Shiawassee County drain commissioner who authored.
Proposition J, the tax cutting proposal on the November ballot, yesterday traded
insults with Richard Headlee, author of a similar tax limitation plan.
cla'sh in Detroit
i m durng close campalgn
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f a t o-partwell as me to have someone fresh comne
n for United 13. There, voters ousted incumbent wl astm thav sag e one frsh coe
Jay 's article Gov. Michael Dukakis, a traditional you first start out
ampaign of "big spending" liberal. GRIFFIN WAS soon 'to change >
rt Griffin. What's Pmore, Griffin has shown the See GRIFFIN'S. Page 7
HBURG ability to seize an emotional issue and
riminals' rights transform it into votes on election day
ay can and will as he did with the busing issue in 1972.
d right now, no WHY THEN is Griffin having so
t than U.S. Sen. much trouble - the race is called even
- with an urban liberal in a time when
riffin should be urban liberals are supposed to be un-
UT The answer goes .back to April 1977 ,
I V 4#F when Griffin decided prematurely to
announce his decision to retire from --
November 7 public political life. He had earlier seen
rat Carl Levin his good friend Gerald Ford ousted
eat. After all, from the presidency by Jimmy Carter,
ncumbent is a and Griffin himself had just lost a bid f
e age of Jarvis- for the minority leader's post to the
ie Headlee and flashier, more photogenic Howard
rS. Baker of Tennessee. Griffin was ready a
:h progressive to call it quits.
ts have shown "Twenty-two years in Congress is
Democrats in long enough," Griffin said then. "In
and proposition some ways, it is better for the state as
By ELISA ISAACSON
Specialto The Daily,
DETROIT - Although they were
perhaps more refined than usual,
perhaps due to the company present,
the insults still hew here yesterday as
Robert Tisch and Richard Headlee
faced off over the issue of their respec-
tive tax proposals before the Detroit
Prior to the rally, Tisch, the
Shiawassee County drain com-
missioner, had said he would try to be
"businesslike" when addressing
Headlee and the crowd. Headlee,
president of an insurance company,
yesterday claimed "I did not come here
today to debate Bob Tisch."
DESPITE THESE promises, and
despite the fact the two men were an-
swering prepared questions, spectators
who came expecting their charac-
teristic name-calling battle were not
TOWERING OVER his opponent,
See TISCH,Page 7
Sadat invites Carter to Egypt
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat said yesterday
President Carter has accepted an in-
vitation to come to Egypt for the
signing of an Egyptian-Israeli peace
treay resulting from the historic Camp
Addressing his parliamedt on the
summit accords, Sadat said they could
not have been successful without Car-
THE WHITE HOUSE said Carter
wants to attend the signing, but press
secretary Jody Powell said he did not
know if it will be held in Egypt.
Authorities said any Carter visit to
Egypt depends on how quickly Egypt
and Israel can forge a treaty to end 30
years of war in the Mideast. The talks:
are to open at the ministerial level in
Washington Oct. 12 with a projected
settlement by Dec. 17. The United
States will be a full participant, Powell
"President Carter will go down in
history as one o[the great leaders who
changed the face of history from bitter-
ness to love and from wars to peace,"
Sadat told parliament.
"I TELL OUR people that our history
and the history of civilization will place
Carter among those who changed
history," Sadat said to thunderous ap-
"I have no doubt that every Egyptian
man and woman will await this visit to
express to a great man their ad-
miration and great apprecition," he
Sadat's comments suggested Carter
would receive a welcome surpassing
that given former President Richard
Nixon in 1974 when he was cheered by
millions of Egyptians.
Sadat had harsh words for Arab;
leaders critical of the Camp David ac-
cords and who call him a traitor for
signing the agreement with Israel.
He called Col. Moammar Khadafy of
Libya "a crazy child."
He invited King Hussein of Jordan to
"assume his responsibiliites. I invite
Syrian officials to take part in the talks
so as to deal with the Israeli withdrawl
from the Golan Heights," he said.
He also called on leaders of the
Palestine Liberation Organization to
end their "farcical" differences.
. "This is what Egypt was able to do at
this stage.. . We do not claim to have
reached a comprehensive settlement,
but we have prepared the road toward a
comprehensive settlement," Sadat.
"If any Arab leadership can do bet-
ter, we say to it 'yes' in all sincerity,"
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White
House made it clearer than ever
yesterday that President Carter,
despite congressional efforts to avert it,
intends to veto legislation that would
give income tax credits of up to $250 a
year to offset college costs.
A House-Senate conference commit-
tee scaled back earlier versions of the
bill in hopes of getting around Carter's
previously announced plans to veto the
measure as inflationary and misdirec-
BUT AT A White House briefing
yesterday, Joseph Califano, secretary
of Health, Education and Welfare
(HEW), said he will urge disapproval
Ceric als pl
By SHELLEY WOLSON
After nearly a year and a half of
organizing, a group of University
clericals-the Organizing Committee
for Clericals (OCC)-can now proceed
with the formal organization of a new
The OCC filed a petition last Friday to
the Michigan Employment Relations
Commission (MERC) for a cer-
ids firm on tuition tax credit veto
"The tuition tax credit that the
House-Senate conference committee'
approved last week is ineffective and
inequitable in providing any really
needed assistance to families of
children in college," Califano said.
"It is such a bad tax policy and such
bad education policy that if it were
enacted by the Congress I would
recommend that the president veto the
CALIFANO ARGUED that the tax
credit bill would fuel inflation, increase
government regulation of education
and aid affluent families which do not
He urged Congress to approve in-
stead an administration-backed
measure which has been languishing in
the House Rules Committee for several
months and is generally thought to be
Both measures would cost roughly
$1 billion a year, Califano said, but the
administration bill would funnel the
money in grants and reduced interest
on loans to families earning up to
$25,(0) a year.
CALIFANO SAID that because the
tax-credit measure would aid all
students by the same amount, it would
encourage schools immediately to raise
their tuition by the amount of the credit,
which would reach a maximum of $250
per student in 1980.f
He also said it would increase federal
regulation of educational institutions,
forcing them to deal with the Internal
Revenue Service on regulations gover-
ning the credits.
And he said it would give "significan-
tly less assistance to the middle-income
taxpayer" than the administration bill.
"For example, a family of four ear-
ning $20,000 a year, with one child in
college, would receive $666 in a grant
from HEW under its grant program. It
would receive only, at a maximum, the
$250 tax credit under the tuition tax
"Moreover, under our program, that.
family would be entitled to a larger
amount of money in low-interest loans
than is now the case."
Carter had said he would veto earlier
versions of the tuition tax credit bill,
which also would have extended credits
for the cost of private and parochial
schools. House-Senate conferees
limited the credits to college and post-
secondary vocational tuition.'-
But by denouncing the measure at the
Council GOP will not
appeal budget ruling
an independent union
that people will vote union," said Pat-
tya Schwartzman, OCC recording
After the petition was filed, MERC
set up a conference hearing between
one of their members, OCC represen-
tatives, and also University represen-
tatives and all their respective lawyers
for Friday, Oct. 13. The hearing will
define the bargaining unit-who will be
represented by the union-and will also
union negotiated instead of University
supervisory discretion," said Marianne
Jensen, OCC chairwoman. The opcc
would like to eliminate the present
system whereby wage increases are
awarded based on merit evaluations.
"Clericals are sdbject to yearly
See UNIVERSITY, Page 2
By JUDY RAKOWSKY.
The seven member Republican
caucus of the Ann Arbor City Council
announced yesterday they will not ap-
peal the September 17 court decision
that found the caucus guilty of violating
Michigan's Open Meetings Act.
In a press conference before the
regularly scheduled Monday night
meeting, Council member James
Cmejrek (R-Fourth Ward) read a
prepared statement saying they would
not seek further litigation mainly
because of the extensive cost to the tax-
original proposed budget.
This was the first test of Attorney
General Frank Kelley's interpretation
of the Michigan Open Meetings act-an
interpretation that includes political
caucus meetings as public.
THE COUNCIL Republicans,
however, refuted the charge that their
caucus met with a quprum present in
May to discuss amendments to the
budget. They said only five of the seven
members were present through the
majority of the meeting, but the sixth
member arrived near the end.
No vote was taken at that meeting,