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Vol. LXXXI, No. 141 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 25, 1971 Ten Cents
'U' budget requests face legislative oppo
By MARK DILLEN lators, it is likely to intensify the lature and was given a standing committee (with 16 members) and Meanwhile, other legislators only to have the appropriations
Daily News Analysis long-smoldering issue of Univer- ovation. the Senate (with eight) are begin- more inclined toward anceasing thing unsettled. There may be a
Despite the intensive efforts of sity autonomy. Since then the mood has changed ning to study the governor's recom- the governor's appropriation to- resolution of the problem in May,
University administrators at per- Constitutionally, the Regents and many legislators have been mendations for the University and ward h i g h e r education find but in my opinion it won't be
suasion, a mixture of economics control the University's "general openly critical of his handling of the other state agencies. themselves, of necessity, advo- finished until the middle of July"
and politics is likely to prevent any supervision," but the limits of this sensitive issues of student protest These committees will largely cating a tax increase above Mil- he says.
increase in state appropriation to control have long been debated and academic freedom. determine the fate of the Univer- liken's 'proposal - a highly un- Thus, the major decision of
the University above the amount with the Legislature, which also Even now, after an apparent lull sity's plea for an increase in the popular move. These legislators whether an additional tax will be
requested by Gov. William Milli- claims certain authority. in student activism at the Univer- governor's request, are predominately from urban levied this July-instead of next
ken. And, although the autonomy sity, powerful conservative figures Most of these legislators take a areas like that of senator Cole- January as in the governor's re-
This request, delivered to the question is not new, it is exacer- in the Senate and House Appropria- dim view of higher education re- man Young (D-Detroit) where an quest - will be made in the
State Legislature in early Febru- bated whenever restrictions or cuts tions Committees still view the quests-a perspective reflected in income tax increase does not series of upcoming caucuses be-
ary, would force severe cuts in the are added to the University', state University with suspicion. the shrinking slice of the budget- initiate opposition. tween appropriations and taxa-
University's operating b u d g e t appropriation. When large cuts oc- "I get sick and tired of all their ary "pie" for education in general. However, an increase in taxes tion committees.
when finally approved this sum- cur, the s t a t e appropriation complaints," says Rep. William Though the amount of state must also be approved by the Michigan Democratic leaders
mer, cuts which would noticably amounting to nearly two-thirds of Copeland, (D-Wyandotte), chair- money spent on education has House and Senate taxation con- recommended in a report Tues-
affect every University academic the University's operating, or "gen- man of the House Appropriations substantially increased in the mittees. And their members must day that the tax boost be ad-
program. eral," fund - in effect dictate the Committee. Copeland, like other past few years, its previous po- wait for a politically expedient vanced to Oct. 1.
In addition, the cuts will, over a University's program for the next conservative legislators, believes sition as top state budgetary time to approve even Milliken's Senate taxation committee
long period of time, dictate to an year through control of "purse- the University has squandered past priority is threatened with a host one per cent income tax hike. chairman Harry De Maso (R.-
unwilling University a new educa- strings." state appropriations which he feels of other social demands placed "Ninety per cent of the voters Battle Creek), though expressing
tional philosophy-one aimed at Yet this control, spurred by eco- were generous. on state resources. In the past are against a tax increase now," sympathy for the University's
curtailing the growth of large uni- nomic conditionis, is not without its The significance of Copeland's five years, the University's bud- explains House taxation commit- plight, appears more intent on
versities as much as at saving state own political intrigues. Four years and others' views is multiplied by get request has been cut by the tee chairman George Montgom- pushing his own program 'of tax
funds. Espoused by the governor ago, President Robben Fleming their presence on the crucial ap- governor, and then in turn has ery (D-Det.). "So, I can't work reform. He also rejects the no-
and a number of influential legis- was invited to address the Legis- propriations committees. Th House been reduced by the Legislature. like hell for a tax increase now, See LEGISLATORS, Page 6

Ten Pages
Gov.. Milliken




Senate kills




By The Associated Press
The S e nate yesterday re~-
jected further federal funding
of the supersonic transport
(SST), a gr e e ing with the
House in a decision that could
doom U.S. development of the
The vote was a surprisingly de-
cisive 51-46 with two ailing sen-
ators absent and an opponent of
the plane delayed by a snowstorm.
The action was a severe setback
for President Nixon who personal-
ly lobbied uncommitted and wav-
ering senators almost to the final
minute. Senate Minority Leader
Hugh Scott (R-Pa.) said before
the vote the White House pres-
sured the fence-sitters "in every
way available."
The Senate vote-on whether to
spend $134 million through the
,*end of June to continue develop-
ment of two SST prototypes-fol-
lowed a similar action by the
House last week which voted 215-
204 to halt federal funding.
Although that seemed certain to
kill any chance for direct federal
aid to the Boeing and General
Electric companies, w h i c h have
been building the prototypes for
10 years, the future of an Ameri-
can SST remained uncertain.
ABC News reported last night
that certain unnamed Japanese
f i r m A had, offered to purchase
from the Boeing Co. the rights to
4 manufacture the SST. The pur-
chase price indicated was $100~
million, or 10 per cent of the out-
lay thus far invested.
The administration has hintedE
at alternative plans, such as a gov-
ernment backed search for private
capital here and abroad.
Other possibilities are govern-
ment-guaranteed loans or creation
of a quasigovernmental corpora-
tion such as Comsat which oper-
ates an international satellite com-
munication system.
Sen. Henry Jackson (D-Wash),
the leading SST supporter because
*f jobs at stake in his home state,
declared after the vote "the pro-
gram is over."
The Boeing Co. will lay off
about 7,000 workers 'and disband
its SST program as a result of the
Senate vote, a company spokesman
said yesterday in Seattle.
And a General Electric spokes-
man in New York yesterday pre-
dicted that his company might do
away with 1,600 SST related jobs
because of the Senate action.

-Associa ed Press
BOEING CO. SST EMPLOYES leave their work areas yesterday to hear Boeing vice-president Lowell
Mickelwaite explain that 7,000 employes will be 1 hid off because of the Senate vote killing federal
funding of the SST program. The layoffs will come in the next seven weeks, Mickelwaite announced.

Communists c
Retreating .
By The Associated Press
The 45-day allied invasion C
of Laos ended officially yes-
terday, with N o r t h Vietna-
mese troops battering the re- 4
treating allied forces all the ;
way to the border between
Laos and South Vietnam.
American helicopters lifted out
the South Vietnamese artillery.
The Laotian Communist com-
mand said the drive into Laos? '
against the Ho Chi Minh trail
ended in "complete defeat," and a.w.?
that 15,400 U.S. and South Viet
namese troops were "put out of
Meanwhile, North Vietnam call-
ed off today's session of the Paris:v
peace negotiations in protest of s.,
alleged new U.S. air attacks on its
"All troops formerly in Laos are
now inside Vietnam," Saigon mili AN AMERICAN HELICOPTER removes v
tary headquarters reported. The back to South Vietnam continues. North V
spokesman said he had no other to the border between Laos and South Vietn
Headquarters had said yesterday
a few hundred marines had been PRESIDENTIAL RACE:
left behind to keep North Vietna -____________________
mese artillery off a ridge within
easy range of allied outposts in
South Vietnam. JlV]r
North Vietnamese armor was in
Saigon forces. American bombers
and helicopters intercepted a
column of North Vietnamese tanks
just short of the border and heo
knocked out 12, the U.S. Command
announced. By JONATHAN MILLER Thee, an
The North Vietnamese also in- MILLE The
tensified attacks on support bases S t u d e n t Government Council dling the
in South Vietnam's northwest cor- member Marnie Heyn last night Earlier,
ner. North Vietnamese gunners filed charges with the SGC Cre- am;the
poured more than 100 rounds of dentials and Rules Committee al- haw muc
artillery and rocket fire into Khe than $10(
Sanh, where American forces were leging that Bill Thee, '73, had ex- Howev
pulling out and shelled two other ceeded the $100 expenditure limit told The
U.S. support p os i t i o n s. Three in his campaign for the SGC pres- Thee ha
ground clashes were reported in idency. spend a
the Khe Sanh area. Thee, contacted last night, re- the limit
U.S. officers said a column of fused comment on the charges and curcumve
Soviet made PT76 light amphibi- on the allegations reported to The Thee i
ous assault tanks opened fire on Daily. However Thee's running that by
See LAOS, Page 10 mate, Jim Kent, '72, denied the chase ma
-.- :charges last night but said that from then
it was ex
that this
I SGC campaign not perm


-Associated Press
wounded South Vietnamese troops from Laos, as the retreat
Vietnamese troops have pursued the allied forces directly


'U' to appeal JERC
ruling on intern union

By HESTER PULLING I faculty and its trainees and 3tu
The University announced yester- dents should be subject to the limi-
day that it will appeal the Michigan tations of the bargaining process
Employment Relations Commis- which has in the past been re-
sion's (MERC) recent ruling that served to the employer-employe
University Hospital interns and relationships."
residents may form a union. However, the Interns and Resi-
The University will appeal the dents Association (IRA), which has
case to the Michigan Court of Ap- been representing University Hos-
peals. pital's 500 interns and residents,
The University argues that in- argues that they are indeed em-
terns are not University employes, ployes.
but are instead involved in a train- According to IRA Vice PreSident
ing program with a status similar' Alvin Thomas, "We will continue
to students. to ccntend that though we are stu-
"The issue," says Dr. John dents, we provide a service and
Gronvall, dean of the medical get a salary and should be consid-
school, "is whether or not the edu- ered as employes."
cational relationship between a: In its March 16 ruling MERC


- supported IRA's position saying,
"the fact that these services are
directly related to the :rofessional
- goals of the interns and residents
does not detract from the "em-
ployment relationship" defined in
- the law.
The University has also argued
that the interns and residents are
not permanent employes and,
therefore, do not come under pro-
visions of the Public Employment
Relations Act.
The commission also rejected
that argument, saying that "many
interns remain as residents and
resident programs range from two
to five years."
Because the Commission handed
out a split two to one decision on
the ruling, the University feels its
chances for overturning the ruling
are good.
"Since the Commission itself
was divided on this fundamental
issue, this uncertainty invites a
court test," Gronvall says.
Thomas, however, claims that
IRA's case is strong enough to
withstand the appeal, "I under-
stand from our lawyers that it will
be difficult to reverse ,he decision
of MERC."
MERC is currently considering
a petition from a group of Univer-
sity teaching fellows to authorize
a collective bargaining unit. MERC
recently ruled that some 25 phar-
macists working at the University
may form a union.
Last month the IRA presented a

ier, accuses
id not himself, was "han-1 having run himself on a presiden-
money." tial slate, that the expenditures
Thee had said, that " incurred in the current Thee cam-
only person who knows paign were "within the expense
h I've spent, and it's less limit."
0. 'dDe Grieck added however that
er, a highly reliable source he "could not comment with va-
Daily last night that lidity" on the charge until the
d said he -intended to results of the Credentials and
sum from $200-400 over Rules Committee investigation
t as he "knew ways to were released.
nt the rules." The committee will begin delib-
s reported to have said erations at 6:30 p.m. today at the
having roommates pur- S.A.B. on the charges made by
terial and then buying it Heyn.
m he could avoid the rule. If Thee-is found guilty on the
at a candidates meeting, charge he could be disqualified
plained to all candidates, from being listed on the ballot.
method of costing was

a14.311 of the SGC elec-

Cellar to lose
' The Indian's Paintbrush flowershop will leave
the University Cellar after the April 15 expiration
of its lease.
Bill Kratz, owner-manager of the independent
flowershop now located in a corner of the Univer-
sity Cellar, Tuesday night told the Cellar's Ex-
ecutive Board that his company would not renew
,ts contract upon its expiration.
Kratz's surprise announcement followed a.
lengthy discussion of the Paintbrush's right to
exist as a private enterprise within a non-profit
n,'rn ni 'in finn



As the Student Government
Council election date approach-
es, the 19 candidates for the
seven vacant at-large seats are
pressing their campaigns in a
massive outpouring of leaflets,
posters, propaganda, and slo-
Some candidates welcome the
interest in SGC elections the
campaigning is apparently gen-
erating, but others are disturbed
by the "mudslinging" between


"People should realize that
they (the SC) are not middle
of the roaders, but that they
are very far to the right," Hack
PC candidate Barbara Gold-
man agreed with Hack, charg-
ing that the SC candidates are
"covering up their really reac-
tionary policies."
Louis Lessem, an incumbent
running as an independent, said
last night that the tactics of

tion code provides that: "Expenses
for the presidential slate shall not
exceed $100."
Section 14.32 of the code states:
"The maxium limits of expendi-
tures of all types shall be the total
of expenditures valued at the fair
market value of the expenditure."
Heyn said last night that "Ac-
cording to estimates I have re-
ceived from various sources on just
three of his election publicity pro-
jects, Thee would just have to
have gone way over the fair
market value figure of $100, the
maximum permitted under elec-
tion rules."
SGC Administrative Vice-Presi-
dent Paul Teich said last night he

Milliken to
seek 18 as
legal age
LANSING (R) - Michigan 18-
year-olds may soon be legally able
to purchase and drink alcoholic
Following the advice of his Com-
mission on the Age of Majority,
Gov. William Milliken yesterday
announced that he will submit to

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