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Vol. LIX, No. 29
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 10, 1978
By LEONARD BERNSTEIN door-to-door in recent weeks. It has
Forged contracts are responsible for been the source of controversy because
the rash of bad coupons that have several area merchants, claiming not
plagued Ann Arbor consumers and to have contracts with the coupon com-
merchants in the past few weeks, the pany, have refused to redeem the
head of the coupon company said coupons.
yesterday. LEMAR REFUSED to identify the
RichardLeMar, head of I-Board Inc., employee, but said he and his attorney
which publishes a passbook of discount were seeking the employee to discuss1
coupons, said that a salesperson whom the matter with him.
he employed to sign up local establish- "If this person doesn't give me a writ-
ments fabricated six contracts. The ten sattement that, yes, he signed these
passbook, titled "The Entertainer," people up, then I would say, yes, it was1
costs $9.95 and has been sold locally forgery," LeMar said.;
"If he does (issue a written statement
that he signed the merchants up) then I
will believe that he did and I will have
my attorney and myself take ap-
propriate actions to see that the
coupons he signed up are honored,"
LEMAR SAID that he will "not
hesitate" to reveal the employee's
name to the Daily if "he doesn't give,
me a written statement."
"What I'm hoping is that by keeping
his name out of it, he'll take respon-
sibility," LeMar said.
A check of the twenty-four Ann Arbor
establishments in LeMar's coupon book
resulted in four establishments - San-
der's, Dairy Queen, the Bagel Factory
and Mr. Tony's - responding that they
had no contracts with LeMar or "The
Entertainer". LeMar claims that the
contracts of these four merchants had
been forged by the employee.
LEMAR ALSO said contracts with
Mr. Dino's Pizza and Fotomat were
Roger Boylan, co-owner of the Liber-
ty Racquet Club, also said that he did
not "know anything about it (the
coupons)" and that he was "surprised
to hear about it."
Boylan said that if his partner had
signed the agreement with a salesper-
son "I feel 99 per cent sure we would
have discussed it." Boylan said that it
was possible that one of his employees,
Fran Wylie, had signed the contract.
Wylie could not be reached for com-
LEMAR COULD not produce a con-
tract for the Liberty Racquet Club but
was certain that one existed because he
said he had signed the account up him-
"I know I've got a contract on them -
it must be misplaced," he said.
Fifteen Ann Arbor merchants were
shown to have contracts with LeMar.
Many agreed voluntarily that they had
signed contracts, and LeMar supplied
copies of the other contracts himself.
LEMAR SAID that he will discuss the
matter with the merchants who had not
signed contracts in an attempt to find a
solution to the problem. Some met-
See COUPON, Page 6
Fleming reflects on
past and future in
final 'U' address
By RICHARD BERKE bureaucracy as it is that elected of- would be less devastating, at least in
. ficials and/or bureaucrats will come to good economic times," he commented.
Robben Fleming - in his last major believe that it is their duty to direct Fleming said the pressures he men-
address as University president - said higher education along lines which are tioned and other forces influencing the
last night that the four dominant issues more to their liking," said Fleming, University in the next decade will result
facing higher education in the coming who will leave the University in in changed academic programs.
decade are the struggle against gover- January to head the Corporation for One change he predicted is a redue-
nment control, changing Public Broadcasting, ] tion in individuals seeking doctorates.
demographics, financial pressures, and Fleming, concerned about declining he said he would like to see a shift n
academic program changes'teot e school enrollments, said they will "im- students seeking masters' degrees to
University address Fleming discussed pose harsh decisions" upon univer- programs which "prepare students for
the often-troubled decade during which sities. the kinds of challenges which will be
he guidetenierbsedydeadhernwhik"it must be expected that there will open to them:"
he guided the University and then spoke be pressure to spread whatever losses FLEMING SAID he is disheartened
about the cominGaddress hundreds of in enrollment occur over the higher by talk of increased specialization on
education system," Fleming said," the undergraduate level to provide
faculty members and- a smattering of "even though this may be contrary to students with greater preparation for
students in the Michigan League's the wishes of individual prospective the job market.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, warned, of students." "It is not credible that the great
the possibility that government will in- The outgoing president said one of the universities of the country should turn
creasingly influence higher education, most "regrettable" effects of to that avenue in order to see their
"The real danger is perhaps not so enrollment decreases will be on young students prosper," he said. "High
great from inefficiency and faculty members asirin0 to tenured quality graduatestare inlikelv to
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The Jazz combo "Milestones" swing at Hill Auditorium with Sonny Rollins leading on his sempri-soprano sax and
accompanied by Ron Carter on acoustic bass and McCoy Tyner on the piano.
TALKS START THURSDAY:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter will personally open the Mideast
peace talks beginning here Thursday
between the defense and foreign
ministers of Egypt and Israel, a White
House officialsaid yesterday.
Carter, whose popularity rose
dramatically after the Camp David
accords were announced Sept. 17,
will participate in the opening of the
conference "to underline the importan-
ce that we place on it and our con-
tinuning role in it," said the official.
THE OFFICIAL, who declined to be
identified, also left open the possibility
that the president would meet at the
White House with members of the
Israeli and Egyptian delegations before
the start of the session.
Israeli Defense Minister Ezer Weiz-
man said yesterday that Israel and
Egypt have "lots of details" to
negotiate before they sign a peace
"Both sides are very experienced in
war, but this is the first time we are
dealing in peace treaties," Weizman
told reporters 'in Tel Aviv as he
prepared to leave for the Washington
conference. "We have lots of detail ...
a lot on the essence of good neigh-
ALTHOUGH SOME members of the
Israeli and Egyptian delegations have"
said they expect the peace talks to last
two or three weeks, the White House of-
ficial said, "That is not something we
Frameworks for the peace treaty
were announced Sept. 17 by Carter,
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem
Begin and Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat after 13 days : of intense
negotiations at Camp David, Md.
At the time, Begin and Sadat both
praised Carter's extensive role in win-
ning the accords, and the president's
ratings soared in public opinion polls.
SECRETARY OF STATE Cyrus
Vance is heading the U.S. delegation to
the talks, but he is scheduled to leave
t _-- _
By MARIANNE EGRI
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) voted late last night not to
boycott the regent's proposed plan for
the selection of a new University
After a heated debate, 'the body
passed an amendment which staed
that MSA's Permanent Interviewing
Committee (PIC) would advertise for
appliations for the'student presidential
search committee, interview the appli-
cants and prepare recommendations.
PIC WILL make the recommenda-
tion to the assembly upon the receipt
)n't boycott plan,
Saturday on missions to South Africa
and Moscow. A State Department
spokeswoman said, however, that
senior-U.S. officials would be involved
at all times.
Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister
Moshe Dayan, who is heading the
Israeli delegation, urged other Arab
nations yesterday to join the peace
process. But he defended Israeli control
of all Jerusalem and Jewish settlemen-
ts of the West Bank.
In a speech to the U.N. General
Assembly, Dayan said Jerusalem "is the
one and only eternal capital of Israel"
and added, "We have resolved never
again to compromise the unity of
DAYAN SAID Isreali settlements in
the Gaza district and in Judea and
Samaria-as his government calls the
West Bank-"are there as of right. . . It
is inconceivable to us that Jews should
be prohibited from settling and living in
Judea and Samaria."
Egyptian Defense Minister Kamal
Hassan Ali, who with Acting Foreign
Minister Boutros and Ghali heads the
Egyptian delegation, said in Cairo that
he is carrying a draft treaty to the
Washington conference. He said he ex-
pects the negotiations here to last two
to three weeks.
The accords drafted by Sadat, Begin
and Carter at Camp David would end
hostilitiesrbetween Israel and Egypt,
establish diplomatic relations and give
Israel security guarantees in exchange
for Israel's withdrawal from the occu-
pied Sinai Peninsula.
By RICHARD BERKE
Following claims by Governor
William Milliken and several scientists
that his PBB-related advertisement is
false, William Fitzgerald, the gover-
nor's Democratic challenger, announ-
ced yesterday he has dropped the con-
troversial radio commerical.
In discussing the University's in-
creasing financial woes and the fact
that state support pf the school is below
the national average, Fleming denoun-
ced the three tax proposals up for voter
approval on the November state elec-
"THE VOUCHER and Tisch amen-
dments have a primary impact-on the
K-12 system, but they would certainly
place pressureon other state resources
which might be available for higher
education," the 61-year-old president
said. "The Headlee amendment, which
operates on the principle of limiting
state expenditures to a percentage of
the state's personal income figure,
qU lbY Ik u ac l . U . G~ b
encounter a demand from prospective
employers that they pursue a more
Fleming said being greeted by
pickets awaiting his entrance into the
Michigan League reminded him of the
ever-present protesters who appeared
at his early speeches.
"YOU CAN SEE nothing's changed,"
he joked. "When I came I saw pickets
and I see nothing has changed ... you
can see I made an enormous effect."
About half of the forty protesters who
gathered before Fleming's address
were members of the Graduate Em-
ployees Organization. Also present
See FLEMING, Page 2
of a written assurance from the regents
of a consolidated committee or that
formal decidion among all the groups
will take place.
All the groups will also be given
access to the regents- complete list of
prospective candidates and will have
access to the resumes of the candi-
dates, and adequate personal access to
the candidates be assured to all the
groups on an equal basis.
A resolution was passed which stated
the present ad hoc committee will
solicit student opinion on the process as
outlined by the regents.
ACCORDING TO Physics Professor
Lawrence Jones who authored one of
the proposals, the changes were
suggested for a number of reasons.
"We've had a rising tide of complaints
concerning the present calendar," he
explained, "and one of the most per-
vading complaints is that the number of
class days has been eroding -
By JOHN SINKEVICS
Students at the University in 1980
may find that they are required to begin
classes on the Tuesday following Labor
Day, may only have two study .days
before final exams, and in general will
be spending more time in class. That is,
if the proposed changes of the academic
cnlndar are eventually accented.
U NDER THE plan the regents have
devised, three committees, composed
of faculty members, alumni, and
students respectively would participate
in the selection process for a new
University president. Each committee
would make recommendations, but the
final decision would belong to the
regents, who would not be bound to
make their choice from names on one of
MSA has had personal assurances
from Regents Paul Brown (D-
See MSA, Page 14
The advertisement, first aired two
weeks ago, linked human health
problems in the state to PBB and
charged Milliken with handling the
PBB situation in a "reckless, irrespon-
FITZGERALD said despite yester-
day's action, his milder PBB television
advertisements will continue and inten-
sify. In addition, the state senator
challenged Milliken to a public debate
on the PBB issue.
"The 'cardinals gathered in
Rome for the conclave to select a
new Pope for the second time in
two months predict that the
selection process will be a speedy
one. See story, Page 5.
" A rematch of last year's
World Series between the
Yankees and the Dodgers begins
tonight in Los Angeles. See story,
* Otto Graf, who has guided the
LSA Honors program for the past
18 years, will retire at the end of
'this year. See story, Page 14.
Council to vote on parking structure
By JUDY RAKOWSKY
City Council last night centered a
heated debate around a proposed
parking structure, which would be
positioned behind the Liberty Street
branch of the Ann Arbor Bank and
Trust Company, but delayed con-
siderati n of the plan until a special
meeting tonight because of a split vote.'
(',,nd mvted A-tn-A with Mavor
folowing the meeting he would make
sure they were present at tonight's
special session to consider the parking
COUNCIL DID not have a chance to
preview the plans since the 15-page'
outline was presented to them at the
beginning of last night's meeting by
City Administrator Sylvester Murray.
Thev were allotted ten minutes to study
developers with "a reputation" have
"nibbled" at the prospect of construct-
ing condominiums or apartments above
the parking structure. He would not
reveal the names of those firms that
have expressed interest in recent
Belcher urged Council to approve the
plan without delineating specific
proposals for housing on top of the
PBB is a fire retardant that, in 1973,
was accidentally mixed with Michigan
cattle feed and consumed by humans in
See SEN. FITZGERALD, Page8