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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 69 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 30, 1978 Ten Cents Twelve Pages plusSupplemen

bill loses
in State
LANSING (UPI) - The state Senate
Wednesday approyed a bill outlawing
the use of state funds for welfare abor-
tions except when the mother's life is at
The measure was sent to the House on
a 20-5 Senate vote - exactly the num-
ber needed for approval.
THE BILL will die unless the House
acts on it by the end of the year. Even if
there is favorable House action, Gov.
William G. Milliken is likely to veto the
measure as he has done to similar
measures twice before this year.
The bill is an attempt to set statutory
policy in Michigan on abortions. It was
prompted by a U.S. Supreme Court
ruling last year which upheld the right
of states to withhold public funds for
welfare abortions.
Before approving the measure, the
Senate rejected amendments which
would have allowed public-funded abor-
tions to terminate pregnancies caused
by rape and incest.

get $5 liquor
fine on ballot

Ann Arbor residents may vote this
April on a referendum calling for a five
dollar fine for the consumption of
alcohol by 18- to 20-year-olds.
The Public Interest Research Group
in Michigan (PIRGIM) yesterday
kicked off a drive to raise support for
the measure to appear on April's city-
wide election ticket.
PIRGIM IS also working to have a
second proposal added to the ticket
which would institute a five dollar fine
for individuals buying liquor for un-
deraged friends.
The proposals are designed to reduce
the effect of Proposition D - approved
overwhelmingly by voters earlier this
month - which will raise the drinking
age from 18 to 21. The new law, which
goes into effect Dec. 22, was defeated
by a 2-1 margin in Ann Arbor.
State penalties for violating
Proposition D must be determined by
the state legislature, said Dennis
Hybarger, an aide in the state's Liquor
Control Commission.
Thus far, however, only one bill has
been introduced. The legislation, spon-
sored by state Rep. Perry Bullard (D-
Ann Arbor), would decriminalize the
consumption of alcohol by those bet-
ween 18 and 21. A $20 fine would be
assessed for the first offense, a $50
charge for repeating, and up to a $100
fine for the third offense.
Enrollment in alcohol abuse program

could also be required after the first
If the legislature does not pass any
legislation on penalties for illegal
drinking, the Liquor Control Com-
mission would impose emergency con-
trols, according to Hybarger.
Though Bullard's bill would allow in-
dividual cities to levy smaller fines, it is
unclear whether the precedent would
be the same should a different penalty
bill pass the state legislature.
PIRGIM spokesman Tom Moran said
the organization "expects little dif-
ficulty in passing the proposals."
In order to get the proposal on the
ballot, PIRGIM must collect 4,500
signatures from registered voters by
the first week in January, though
organisers of the drive say-they hope to
collect enough before Christmas. The
group will try to get a total of 6,000
signatures to provide for a large safety
"We feel there's a special need in this
community; to deal with Proposition
D," Moran said. "Our position is that
Proposition D went a little too far."
"This (the set of proposals) is meant
to deal with the social situation. We
don't feel the Ann Arbor police should
have .to waste their time ' on petty
problems like this," Moran added.
The proposals were drafted by Connie
LaClair, a second-year University law
See PIRGIM, Page 6

Bridging the gap Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
The footbridge over Washtenaw Avenue is the location for this industrialized scene. The two unidentified passersby
emphasize the vertical look of the area.

Shah opponents pressure gov t

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Opponents of
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
pressured Iran's military government
yesterday with a wave of wildcat
strikes aimed at disrupting the oil-rich
nation's battered economy and keeping
the country on edge.
The walkouts, the latest in a string of
stoppages and slowdowns, came amid
fears that the labor troubles will soon
spread into the. streets during the
Moslem holy period of Moharram that
starts later this week. .
TRADITIONALLY, the religious
whip themselves and mourn for the
martyred grandson of the Prophet
Mohammed, Iman Hossein. The
emotion-charged period begins Dec. 2
and reaches a peak Dec. 11.
Conservative Moslem leaders have
led the campaign to remove the shah,
who has pressed ahead with a moder-
nization drive and reforms that conser-
vative religious leaders find untenable.
They have been joined by the shah's
political opposition, which finds fault
with the shah's authoritarian rule.
Troops took over Tehran's oil
refinery west of the city after workers
continued a slowdown for the third
straight day, causing some shortages.
The refinery supplies most of the
capital's gasoline and fuel oil.

MANY FILLING stations in the city
were open again yesterday after the
military trucked in gasoline during the
9 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew. But long lines of
vehicles snarled traffic and hundreds of
Iranians jammed stores to stock up
with oil for heating and cooking.
The state-run National Iranian Oil
Co. said it has fuel supplies on hand for
three to five months, but admitted its
distribution network has been badly,
disrupted by the strikes and slowdowns.
The official Pars news agency repor-
ted workers at the state-run Arvah
Shahpour Chemical Co. in southern

Iran also struck, demanding political
EMPLOYEES AT Iran Air, the
national carrier, staged a three-hour
walkout to protest the arrest of leaders
of an eight-day shutdown earlier this
month that grounded the airline. The
protesters warned the government they
will stage a full-scale strike if the
detainees. were not released by mid-
night last night.
Troops also were drafted to guard the
headquarters of the state-controlled
National Iranian Radio and Television
Network after employees walked out to

protest the government's refusal to
allow seven national daily newspapers
to publish without censorship.
The state-owned network, the only
national media operating in Iran, was
still broadcasting last night, but sour-
ces reported an undetermined number
of employees still refused to work.
THE SEVEN Tehran dailies stopped
publishing Nov. 6, the day the shah ap-
pointed Gen. Gholam Reza Azhari
prime minister with orders to restore
stability after 11 months of bloody
demonstrations in which more than an
estimated 1,100 persons have died.

U'Cellar refuses to
recognize. IWW local

AA TA clarifies goals

As the Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority (AATA) moves ahead in its
five month process of revamping and
reevaluating the future of Ann Arbor's
transit system through 1990, city
residents had their chance at last
night's public hearing to offer their
suggestions to the AATA board.

Judge rules AMA

The public overflowed into the
usually sparsely attended AATA board
meeting room and the crowd was
armed with many substantial concerns.
THESE CONCERNS included cost
problems, charges of lack of attention
to actual rider demand, requests for
service to specific loctions now neglec-
ted, a shift to more fixed line service for
peack hours, the future of a downtown
terminal, and an eloquent letter from
one citizen requesting increased Dial-
A-Ride service for senior citizens and
handicdpped people.
Last night's public hearing was one of
two such formal opportunities for
citizen input into AATA's elaborate five
month planning process aimed at
amending long range transportation
policies as stated in the 1975 Ann Arbor-
Ypsilanti Urban Area Transportation
Study. The primary reason for this
amendment process is attributed to
what board member and University
professor Joel Samoff has repeadtedly
stressed as the "emerging consensus on
the board for a redefinition of the role of

Dial-A-Ride in terms of a limitation of
service although not of its withdrawal."
The 1975 UATS study envisioned a
heavy reliance on Dial-A-Ride and the
steady expansion of the service through
1990. This emphasis was mostly due to
strong support by then AATA director
Karl Guenther, who designed Ann Ar-
bor's Dial-A-Ride in 1973. It received
almost complete board support until
this year.
HOWEVER, MAYOR Louis Belcher,
since assuming office in April has made
three appointments to the seven mem-
ber AATA board. These appointments
have swung AATA opinion toward
reductions for Dial-A-Ride. The battle
over Dial-A-Ride's role culminated in
the resignation in August of Guenther.
However, before the board can make
significant service alterations, it must
amend the UATS plan since in order to
receive state and federal funds major
AATA service must be consistent with
the goals and 'policies stated in the
UATS plan.
See AATA, Page 6

Although 50 of the 75 employees of
University Cellar had already signed
membership cards with Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW) Local 660,
the Cellar board of directors has
refused to recognize the employees'
union affiliation.
Th ursday
* The United Students Party
dropped their motion for a
recount of LSA-SG election
results. See story, Page 2.
9 A $50,000 offer from St. Louis
businessmen may have been
James Earl Ray's motive for
killing civil rights leader Martin.
Luther King. See story, Page 2.
" The Soviet Union announced
their '79 defense budget. See
story, Page 6.
" Be sure to read The Daily's
basketball supplement "tip-off"
which is included in today's
paper. The colorful 16-page ad-
dition provides an in-depth look
at the, 1978-79 Wolverines and
their opponents.
Read the new,
~'column, Page 3

After submitting two proposals to the
board, one which asked for simple
recognition and one which asked for an
election, University Cellar employees
were forced to go through official
procedures and file authorization cards
at the National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB) to qualify for a union cer-
tification election.
filed their 50 "show of interest" cards
on Nov. 20. A hearing scheduled for
next Monday will determine whether
all the signatures are valid. Cellar em-
ployees are confident they have
enough signatures, claiming they
collected twice the necessary 30 per
"We're going to have aunion whether
the Board and NLRB recognizes us or
not," declared Cellar job delegate Fred
Chase. "It's just a legal
teclinicality-we didn't want to give the
impression that the minority couldn't
express an opinion so we agreed to an
election. But they're engaging in
delaying tactics," Chase asserted.
IWW branch secretary Lucy
Bjorklund agreed management is
stalling union recognition.
Tudor Bradley, who was appointed by
the Board of directors, denied that
management is stalling. "We (the
Board of Directors) thought it should go
through proper government agencies.
See 'U', Page 6

restrains c(
WASHINGTON (AP)-The American
Medical Association (AMA) illegally
restrained competition among
physicians and has caused substantial
injury to the public, a Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) judge ruled yester-
The AMA, the nation's largest
association of doctors, adopted and en-
fored a "code of theics" that banned
physician solicitation of business,
severely retricted physician adver-
tising and took other steps that con-
stituted unfair methods of competition,
Judge Ernest Barnes said.
effect of placing "a formidable im-
pediment to competition in the delivery
of health care services by physicians in
this country," the judge said.
His order requires that the AMA
revoke any ethical principles that
restrict advertising or solicitation by
There was no immediate comment
from AMA officials.
Barnes' order is not a final decision of
the FTC in a case first filed in 1975.
Before it takes effect, the five-member
commission will have a chance to
review it.
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Barnes found that the ethical restric-
tions on advertising and solicitation
seek to prevent any doctor from presen-
ting his name to the public in any way
that "sets him apart from other
He said the conspiracy also acted to
discourage, and in some cases
eliminate, new methods of health care,
including shealth maintenance

Tsemel blasts Israel
on, Palestinian plans
By TOM MIRGA be their first and last decision' "
Lia Tsemel, an Israeli lawyer raised Tsemel claimed.
as a Zionist but who is now a supporter Abdeen Jabara, a Detroit lawyer ac-
of Palestinian demands for human tive in the National Lawyer's Guild,
rights, blasted her country's policies on told the audience that nearly 25 per cent
occupied a territories and their of the West Bank territories have been
inhabitants at a forum presented last bought by Israel through questionable
night by the Palestinian Human Rights means. "Israelis will commonly
Campaign.declare areas closed," Jabara said.
"Home rule (with Israeli in- "They will not allow people back in for
volvement) for Palestine will mean what they claim are security reasons
that Palestinians will only be allowed to Once this is accomplished, access to the
collect garbage off the streets," Tsemel land can only come by permit."
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church to get Asian minister

When the Rev. Dr. Jitsuo Morikawa
takes over as minister of First Baptist
Church on December 1, he will become
the first non-white minister of a
predominantly white Protestant church
in Ann Arbor.
Morikawa, an American of Japanese
ancestry, was brought up in a Buddhist
home. He converted to the Baptist faith
when he was 16. "I will be able to be a
little more aware of the cultural gaps
that divide people in social and
religious backgrounds," he said.
"THE CHURCH is a social com-
munity that should reflect the total

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