Metro, Grand Rapids
From AP and UPI
Two airplanes crashed within 10 minutes of each other
last night, killing six persons at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
and four persons at Kent County Airport in Grand Rapids, of-
Four of the six victims in the Detroit crash died at the
scene. Two other passengers were dead on arrival at Wayne
County Generaf Hospital.
BOTH PLANES were attempting landings when they
crashed, authorities said.
At Metro airport, 20 miles southeast of Ann Arbor, a Lear
jet "exploded on impact" at 7:35 p.m., according to Lt.
William Parkman of the Wayne County Sheriff's Depar-
The names of the victims were not immediately released.
THE LEAR JET was owned by Massey-Ferguson, Inc.
The origin of the flight was South Bend, Indiana.
"It just went kaboom," said an unidentified man who said
he saw the crash. "It skidded down the runway and went
IN GRAND RAPIDS, a twin-engine Cessna Aerostar,
owned by the Simmons Co., overturned while landing at 7:27
p.m., killing four persons and injuring two others critically,
said the Kent County Sheriff's Department.
Kent County Airport director Bert Ross said the airplane
was en route from Marquette to Lansing when it called into
the control tower to report its wings were icing.
At Metro, the twin-engine craft touched down on an air-
port runway, exploded and burned, authorities said.
"The plane got pretty badly mangled and burned and
what they have to do is pull the fuselage apart," said Louis
Sugo, spokesman for the Wayne County Road Commission,
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Housing official Finn under scrutiny
By DENNIS SABO that time, but says the dwelling was offered Finn was officially promoted to his new ad- Hughes and Johnson both said they have con-
University Associate Housing Director John rent-free to disadvantaged University students ministrative position two weeks ago. Univer- fidence in Finn's integrity. Finn said he is un-
Finn is being investigated by University of- until they became financially stable. He also sity officials, including Henry Johnson, vice certain why the audit was undertaken.
'It was not for
ience, but for the
my con en-
ficials for his year-long access to a furnished
North Campus apartment last year, according
to University officials.
Finn, who was just promoted to his current
position this month, was given the key to an
apartment at 2241 Hubbard Rd. sometime in
the fall of 1977 by a Northwood office employee,
University officials said. Finn gave it back in
October when Housing officials discovered the
situation, the officials said.
FINN, 36, ADMITS having access to the
$2,000-a-year one-bedroom residence during
said he made the arrangement so he could have
a "model" apartment to show prospective ren-
Housing Director Robert Hughes called
Finn's action a "misjudgment."
Finn said: "I'm not stating it was right. But
there were minority and black students who
were in a very critical time and I helped them.
"I JUST SHOWED some people a damn
apartment and kept the keys," Finn said. "It
was not for my convenience, but for the con-
venience of others."
president for student services, and former
University President Robben Fleming, knew of
the apartment arrangement late last year, of-
ficials said. Finn had been acting associate
housing director for more than a year.
Hughes° asked University auditors to in-
vestigate the matter earlier this month, soon
after Finn's confirmation.
UNTIL THE auditor's investigators in-
vestigation is complete, no disciplinary action
will be taken against Finn, Johnson said.
"I'M AT A loss why the auditors are even
reviewing the situation when it was reviewed
by Hughes before the appointment," Finn said.
Because the timing of the disclosure is so
close to that of the appointment, Finn, who is
black, said he believes he is the victim of a
"racial slur," initiated by some University
workers, particularly staff members in the
Housing Office. The Housing Office staff is pre-
See ASSOCIATE, Page 5
John Finn, on the free
use of a University
Daily Photo by PAM MARKS
p hce mural
Aerospace Engineering Prof. Harm Buning serves as master of ceremonies during space. Astronaut alumnus Col. Alfred Worlden returned to campus for the
the dedication of a mural summarizing the University's accomplishments in event. See story, Page 8.
REFUSE TO PA Y F DER AL 'WAR' T A XES:
By MITCH CANTOR THE MONEY previously considered
The University Regents yesterday ef- for one consolidated Hill dining hall will
fectively closed the door on the be used to replace windows in East
possibility of a mass dining hall for Quad, West Quad, Barbour, and
dormitory residents on the Hill. Newberry residence halls, and to roof
Instead, the board allocated all $4.9 and insulate Northwood I, II, and III
million of a HUD loan request to an apartments.
Energy Reduction Program. The funds In other action, the board also ap-
originally had been slated for the dining proved a $3.79 million diagnostic
hall. radiology improvement program and a
THE PROPOSED multi-million $7.74 million proposal for consolidating
dollar eating facility was turned down University opthalmology services at
by the Regents at last November's Parkview/Turnerhospital.
meeting by a 3-3 vote. At that time, Both projects are to be funded in-
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Grosse Poin- dependently by the University.
te) said he would bring up the question THE RADIOLOGY program is being
again. David Laro (D-Flint) also ex- implemented due to "urgent
pressed interest in reviving the issue.s needs. . . to replace outmoded equip-
The plan was dependent, however, on ment, to accommodate presently al-
a $2.5 million loan requested from the sent new technologies, to modify
department of Housing and Urban inadequate facilities. .. and to provide
Development (HUD). Having previously minimum.essential patient amenities,"
turned down the Hill dining hall, the according to a report submitted to the
Regents yesterday decided to use all, Regents by Hospital Director Jeptha
instead of half, of the $4.9 million loan Dalston.
request for the energy program. The six-part program will eventually
"It's safe to assume there will be no add 8,560 square feet of space to the
(Hill) dining commons in the Radiology Department. A timetable
foreseeable future," said Robert has not yet been set for the plan.
Hughes, University housing director. T hough services are not as
THE BOARD members - with the inadequate in opthalmology as in
exception of Gerald Dunn (D-Lansing), radiology, consolidation of the Op-
who was absent - voted unanimously thalmology Department is expected to
on the motion. make operations run more efficiently.
Another form of meal planning - Construction on the project is slated to
week-end consolidation - has yet to be begin in November.
brought before the Regents. The IN ANOTHER move, the board voted
project, if approved, would. mean that 6-0 in favor of authorizing Hugh Jacob-
during the weekends South Quad sen Associates as the architect'firm
residents would eat at West Quad, responsible for designing the new
Mosher-Jordan residents would eat at Alumni Building to be constructed nor-
Markley, and Alice Lloyd residents th of the Michigan League.
would eat at Couzens Hall. Last month, the Alumni Association
The weekend consolidation plan has Building Committee recommended the
been endorsed by the student Rate same firm, but several board members
Study Committee as a means of cutting suggested a Michigan firm, instead of
dorm costs. See REGENTS, Page 5
Rep. Pursell lands
Ypsi couple continue
By PATRICIA HAGEN
Ruth and Bruce Graves of Ypsilanti hope to con-
vince the U.S. Supreme Court some day that they
ought to be able to pay only half the federal income
tax the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants from
And Supreme Court verdict or no, they seem
determined to prevent the government from using
They say they'd gladly pay all the law requires, if
the money went for such needs as school buildings,
new buses, or food programs. But they also say they
have a right to withdraw their financial support of
bombs, missiles, and all other military equipment.
THE GRAVES legally owe the IRS thousands of
dollars since they began to request that about half of
their tax payment be refunded each year and donated
to charity instead. The Graves' appeal may become a
test case for a growing number of citizens and
legislators who think the term "conscientious objec-
tor" ought to apply to taxpayers as well as recruits to
the armed forces.
Ruth Graves and 17 others who by and large feel
the same way, met Thursday night at the Public
Library for an informal discussion on "The War Tax
-s IRS fight
Dilemma" sponsored by the Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom.
Frances Eliot, representing the National Council
for the World Peace Tax Fund (WPTF), and David
Bassett, the honorary chairman for the WPTF
National Council, reported on the status of the World
Peace Tax Fund Bill, now before Congress.
THE BILL, they said, would provide a legal alter-
native for taxpayers to express directly on their tax
forms their opposition to participation in war and the
military. The money would instead be put into a
government trust fund, administered by a board of
See YPSI, Page 5
From UPI, AP and Reuter
With the release of John Mitchell
yesterday in Alabama, the federal
prison system is empty of Watergate
convicts for the first time in six years,
completing another chapter in the
scandal that sent 25 people to jail and
bounced a President from office.
The former attorney general was
released from a minimum security
prison at Maxwell Air Force Base after
19 months in jail. He flew to Washington
and managed to duck a large
welcoming committee of reporters and
haves prison on parole
THE PIPE-SMOKING, ex-Wall
Street lawyer, whose marriage and
career collapsed in the scandal, had en-
tered the prison June 22, 1977, and his
sentence was interrupted by two
furloughs totaling slightly more than
Mitchell, 65, wearing a tan sports
coat and tie, walked to a waiting car'
where he paused to speak with repor-
"I would like to thank all those won-
derful people that have written all those
thousands and thousands of letters to
me expressing their prayers, concern
and thought," he said.
SECONDLY, I" would like to
congratulate you fellows because this is
the last time that you'll have to get up
early in the morning to come on out
here," he joked.
"Thirdly, I'm looking forward to
coming back to Alabama and seeing all
of my friends down here, and from hen-
ceforth, don't call me, I'll call you," he
Iranian protesters seek
By Reuter and AP
TEHERAN, Iran - Hundreds of
thousands of Iranians jammed the
streets nf Teheran earlv vesterdav.
At least six persons were shot,
one of them fatally, last night by
a man holding his wife hostage
near Golden Gate Park in San
Francisco, police said.
" The Fifth Annual E/C2 Con-
fusion Convention, which attracts
sci-fi fans from across the nation,
will be held in Ann Arbor this
weekend. See story, Page 2.
By HOWARD WITT
Congressman Carl Pursell (R-Ann
Arbor) got "something he's been
looking for" on Wednesday, according
to his news secretary, William Kerans.
The freshman representative was ap-
pointed to the powerful House Ap-
propriations Committee, the first
Republican from Southeast Michigan in
the last 20 years to hold such a seat.
"As an Appropriations Committee
member, I would like to evaluate in-
dividual formulas to make sure that
Minister Shapour Bakhtiar, endorsed
by the shah before the monarch left the
country last Tuesday for an indefinite
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