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Eighty-four years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan
Saturday, October 5, 1974 News Phone: 764-0552
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mi. 48104
It's sti1l America s war

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threatens student rights

DANIEL ELLSBERG AND Jane Fon-
da will speak tonight at 8:30 in
the Rackham Auditorium on the
topic "It's Still America's War." The
event, described as a "free rally", will
include an appearance by jazz and
folk singer Holly Near, and marks
the culmination of a week of activi-
ties sponsored by the Indochina
Peace Campaign (IPC) devoted to fo-
cusing attention on the "nearly one
million persons in Vietnam and the
West, whose civil liberties are being
severely compromised as a result of
the war."
Daniel Ellsberg was born in Chi-
cago in 1931, and educated at Har-
vard College and Cambridge Univer-
sity. He worked as a Defense Dept.
consultant from 1959-1964, and in
1965 was sent to Vietnam by the
State Dept., where he spent the bet-
ter part of two years. On his return,
he worked for the Rand Corporation
on a study of U. S. decision making
in Vietnam.
14E ACHIEVED NATIONAL promi-
nence in July, 1971, when he re-
leased the results of that study,
which later became known as the
Pentagon Papers. He was indicted
and tried with Anthony Russo in
1972, in a proceedings that were later
dismissed when the judge found
"broad misconduct" in the govern-
ment's prosecution of the case.
Jane Fonda, noted film star and

winner of an Academy Award, be-
came actively involved in efforts to
stop the war in 1970 when she be-
came aware of "the discrepancies be-
tween what our government said we
were doing in Vietnam and what
was really happening there." She was
instrumental in establishing the GI
Office in Washington D.C., and in
1971 served as a sponsor at the VV-
AW's Winter Soldier Investigation in
Detroit.
That same year, Ms. Fonda joined
others in her industry to put together
the cast of the Free The Army Show,
which toured American military
bases in the U. S., as well as Hawaii,
the Philippines, Japan and Okinawa.
She has served on the staff of the
IPC since its founding in 1972.
MR. ELLSBERG AND Ms. Fonda are
currently on a national speak-
ing tour which has taken them to San
Diego and Minneapolis and will car-
ry them to Cleveland, Boston, and
Washington, D.C.
Preceding the rally, there will be
a fund-raising cocktail party to bene-
fit the IPC at the home of Dr. and
Ms. Ed Pierce, 1409 Beechwood, Ann
Arbor. Ms. Fonda will speak briefly
about the IPC. Contribution is $12
per person sponsorship, $7.50 per per-
son regular,and $2.50 for those un-
able to afford $7.50.
-KEVIN STIERS

"The right to vote freely for the candi-
date of one's choice is of the essence of
a democratic society, and any restric-
tions on that right strike at the heart
of representative government . ."
-Supreme Court Decision
(Reynolds v. Simms, 1964)
For goodness sakes, we could h a v e
these young transients actually control-
ling the elections, voting city councils
and mayors in or out of office."
-"Should Collegians Vote at
Home or at School?", Wall
Street Journal, April 17, 1971
By BILL HEENAN
ONE DAY is left before the voter re-
gistration deadline this Monday, and
some local politicians are hoping that
the wind and distance to the registration
sites will deter you.
"The Mayor has chosen to avoid a
high-density area of unregistered per-
sons - Central Campus," explained Neill
Hollenshead, one of the plaintiffs in Wil-
kins V. Ann Arbor City Clerk, a case
which questioned the constitutionality of
state election laws regarding students.
"This is a partisan move reflecting
concern with the new residents gaining
political power," he charged.
City Council's recent removal of two
campus sites is merely another step by
those in power to legally disenfranchise
students whose potential power t h e y
fear. Though these new obstacles are
not insurmountable, they do serve the
purpose of perpetuating the already-ram-
pant student apathy and University ivory
towerism.
TRADITIONALLY, prominent c o m -
munity figures have expressed f e a r
whenever new groups are granted t h e
right to vote, and such attitudes toward
students still prevail. Considered unpro-
ductive and uninterested in local affairs,
University students were presumed resi-
dents of anywhere but Ann Arbor. When
one desired residency here, he or she

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faced seas of questionnaires and other
red tape to determine an "affirmative
showing of residency." Owning property
or working full-time strengthened the in-
dividual's case.
In 1969, City Council asked the State
Legislature to permit students to vote "in
the city where they were living." The
only vote cast against the resolution was
by a certain Fourth Ward council mem-
ber, James Stephenson who reasoned:
"If I had a clear thinking son at age
22 enrolled at Kalamazoo (College) would
he lose his right to vote in the Fourth
Ward?"
NEVERTHELESS, students won their
place on the political map in 1971. De-
claring portions of the State Election Law
(MCLA 168.11) dealing with students vio-
ated the equal protection clause of the
Michigan Constitution, the State Su-
preme Court ruled that student voters be
afforded the same rights as other citi-
zens (Wilkins V. Ann Arbor City Clerk).
With the spectre of the 18-year-old
citizen looming in 1972, city Democrats
and Republicans redrew ward boundar-
ies, concentrating students in the present
second ward.
"It was designed to insulate them
from affecting other wards, explained
Hollenshead.
Following the April 1973 elections in
which the GOP gained a Council major-
ity, students would once again face ob-
stacles. The recent restrictions w e r e
matched by last years: two weeks be-
fore the registration deadline March 19,
Council killed door-to-door registratim
drives, the backbone of past efforts
which netted over 14,000 new voters.
In addition Mayor Stephenson provid-
ed only six fixed sites, none of which
were located in the Second Ward.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS Party quickly
filed suit, charging that the mayor's re-
gistration plan was designed to discrim-
inate against students. Yet in the case
- Denman V. Weis, last July - the
U.S' District Court could find no wrong-
doing, reasoning that there were two

The mayor had his mandate.
Yet Stephenson's reasons then and
now are equally flimsy at best:
"When he says that home towns com-
pete for the student, he is either unaware
of the Wilkins case, or for political rea-
sons he has interpreted the court's opin-
ions incorrectly," charged Hollenshead.
"But what he could mean is that voting
is up to the whim of the student," he
said. "But the laws are more objective

Ford fiscal bl

sites within close proximity of the ward. than that," he stressed.

ACCORDING to state law, one's vot-
ig residence is "a place where a per-
son habitually sleeps, keeps his or her
personal effects and has a regular place
of lodging . . . at which a person resides
for the greater part of the time.
Also according to state law, the city
is only required to provide the city hall
as a registration site. Think about it.
Student power may soon be impotent.

By WAYNE JOHNSON
IN 1968, the old Nixon ran against the
new Nixon and nearly beat him.
In 1976, Gerald Ford will run against
his record on inflation. Can a lack of
charisma beat a lack of a plan?
Ford suggested that perhaps, we, the
American people, might want to send
him a few ideas, just to give him some-
thing to work with, you understand. The
President will not shirk his hard econ-
omic duty to make a decision as long
as it doesn't mean wage and price con-
trols.
Well, forget it, Jerry. We don't want
you insinuating in 1976 that, somehow, it
isn't all your fault. A long stall won't
win votes in Peoria, either. They want
the appearance of action, not popul r
rule.
Democracy is an interesting concent
but, when apolied selectively can leave
the nation without a viable scanegaat.
It is President Ford's responsibility to
cure inflation, not mince words with so
called experts and mere citizens. He
doesn't listen to them, anyway. They
sav, "Nr. President, there's nothing
wrong with this country that a good de-
oression co'ildn't cure." Ford replies, "I
believe America is strong." A wide
communication gap seems to exist. If
Ford feels he cannot clear away the
chips of a-b'illish America, then perhaps
he should seek employment in Grand
Rapids.

SOME WILL feel that such an ulti-
matum is grossly unjust. The pattern of
U.S. and world inflation was not caused
by Ford and he shouldn't be expected to
think of the magic solution. Will the
masses feel such benevolence on Elec-
tion Day? It depends on whether or not
it is raining.
Still, Gerald Ford is Richard Nixon's
main man. As hard as we try, their im-
ages are impossible to separate. Nixon
fooled around with the economy for three
years and then ignored it. It would be
disturbing to learn that his successor re-
quired another term to decide what he
thinks.
If Ford decides to grace the nation
with a "voluntary controls" speech in
the near future, he had better be pre-
nared for more criticism than twenty
pardons could cause. The twin forces,
business, raising prices to meet costs,
and labor, ever-hungry for more puffy
dollars, have chased each other into a
frenzy and cannot be calmed w i t h
words. Threatening the Arabs w it h
war, for instance, will not lower oil pric-
es. A real attack, however, might just
work if execued with finesse.
OUR PRESIDENT should not delay
his panacea too long if he doesn't want
voters to start wondering who the Demo-
crats will scrounge up. Or, he could
just keep his promise and decide not to
run in 1976. That's probably too much
to ask.

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Finally, a black manager

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Shortsighted declarer
squanders dummy's
assets.

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-MOVIES on 11

E IVISION
by MICHAEL WILSON

A FTER MANY YEARS of foot-drag-
ging, lame excuses, and out-right
deception, Organized Baseball has
finally named a black manager.
The Cleveland Indians took the
national pastime off the hook yes-
terday when they . named veteran
outfielder Frank Robinson to manage
their ball club for the 1975 season.
Though blacks have compiled a
truckload of records and playing ac-
complishments since they were al-
lowed into Organized Baseball twen-
ty-seven years ago, the white owners
have heretofore refused to allow
blacks any other responsibilities out-
side the hitting, hitting with power,
running, and throwing that is
expected of all other ballplayers.

While good hardworking black
ballplayers have wasted away, owners
have named white mediocrities to
the exclusive managers spot, per-
haps on the notion that blacks can't
be good drinking buddies. Witness
Ralph Houk.
RUT DESPITE THE importance of
the Indians' move, it should be
noted that Robinson will have diffi-
culties simply because the Indian's
are not a complete ball club. He, like
all of the other twenty-three mana-
gers, should be evaluated with this
in mind.
Hopefully, the Robinson move will
prompt other owners to end a crimi-
nal neglect in hiring practices.
-DAN BORUS

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by FRANK BELL '

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Cure the common inflation

THE WEEK THAT has passed since
t the economic summit has grant-
ed all economists - professional and
amateur - a much needed period of
rumination to sort out the myriad of
suggestions presented last weekend.
Within a week President Ford will
address the nation, vivin us an in-
dication as to wether or not his
administration will take serious ac-
tion against inflation. His participa-
tion in the summit, in the light of
Mrs. Ford's breast cancer survery,
was most impressive. If his adminis-
tration is to be successful in its fight
aeainst "uublic enemy number one",
Mr. Ford must continue to demon-
strate the same high degree of sta-
mina he has throughout the week.
The first test of such stamina will
be the amount of power granted to
his newly formed Ecomonic Policy
Board. At present, the Board is de-
signed to be a political instrument
with the invested power of "jawbon-
ing". If this is to be its only strength,
then the initial step bodes well for
continued failure. The mononoly and
olivopoly are entities resistant to in-
sult and criticism, thus deeming
"jawboning" as impotent in inflation
fighting.
IN ADDITION, voluntary restraints
will be equally useless. In 1931,
Hoover asked real estate and insur-
ance men to voluntarily guarantee
mortgages and suspend all foreclos-
ures on farms and homes. After pro-
mising to do what they could to help,
the next morning they immediately
called in loans, hoarding whatever
could be had. If Ford is under the im-
pression that business has gained hu-
mility and trust since then, he is
quite mistaken, and is doomed to en-

counter the same result as Hoover
did.
What is needed to halt inflation are
mandatory wage and price controls.
During inflationary times, w h e n
management expects prices to in-
crease, it is reflected in the rise in
prices for its own products. When la-
bor forsees a cost-in-living increase,
it insists on higher wages. This cre-
ates a cost-push cycle whereby higher
prices induce higher wages, which, in
turn, lead to increased prices. Only
a solid assurance by the government
to business and labor that prices will
not continue to rise will prevent this
cycle from occurring.
CONTRARY TO POPULAR opinion,
wade and price controls have
not been tried and failed during the
nast few years. The Nixon adminis-
tration never enforced them long
enough to succeed. While it is true
that controls do not attack the ac-
tual causes of inflation, they do
freeze the ill effects. By enforcing
them. not for 60 or 90 days, but for
as long as inflationary pressures ex-
ist, our overall rate of inflation will
dron sharply.
Small businesses and unions would
be released from such controls first,
and monopolistic industry and la-
bor would be the last to be freed from
them. In that they are in a more ad-
vantageous position than small busi-
ness and labor, these omninotent cre-
atures vested with the powers of be-
inĀ° able to shape the tastes of the
public, the decisions of state, and the
prices of virtually all goods, could be
held under control while inflationary
pressures subsided. In reference to
this subject, economist John Gal-
braith has stated, "Society must ei-
ther control it or be controlled."

"One if by land, and two is
by sea," Paul Revere instruct-
ed his lookout that fateful night.
We are fortunate that today's
declarer was not Paul Revere's
lookout, for we might still be
serving tea and celebratig the
King's birthday.
East-West vulnerable
North-south not vulnerable
NORTH
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WEST EAST
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The bidding:
North East South West
1 club Pass 1 heart Pass
1 NT 'ass 3 clubs Pass
3 hearts Pass 4 hearts Pass
Pass Pass
Opening lead: Three of spades
East won the opening lead and
returned a small spade which
declarer ruffed. Declared could
count nine tricks in the :orm
of five hearts, two Jiamonds,
and two clubs; and that a tenth
trick might be developed if
clubs broke three-three or a
successful finesse taken against
the queen of diamonds.
Declarer pulled the outstanding
trump in three rounds and
shifted his attack to clubs. But,
upon playing the ace, king, and
anotherclub, West won his

10, cashed the jack, and exited
with the king of spades. Now
declarer was reduced to try-
ing the diamond finesst.
He ruffed the king of spades,
crossed his fingers, and lkd the
diamond jack, passing it when
West played small. When this
finesse lost to the queen, de-
clarer complained about his
eternally bad streak of luck, and
his partner asked him if he had
been to see an eye doctor re-
cently.
Declarer failed to take ad-
vantage of all his assets. He
overlooked the powear of tum-
my's 10 - nine - eight - two of
spades combined with hi; sin-
gleton queen. He had a sure
tenth trick awaiting him as long
as he possessed the foresight to
see it.
The ace and queen of spades
had been played an the fCrst
trick, leaving only the king and
jack outstanding. If these two
cards could be forced out, dum-
'my's fourth spade would yield
declarer's tenth trick.
When East returned a small
spade at trick two, declarer
should have sluffed a diamond
or a club. Then, upon winning
West's return, declarer c o u l d
pull trump, cross to dummy, and
lead another spade pitching
another minor suit loser, confi-
dent in the knowledge that, ei-
ther this trick would win, or
the last spade would be ready
to receive his remaining minor
suit loser.
Thus, by conceding two addi-
tional spade tricks, declarer's.
tenth trick is assured.

It is with open arms and un-
willing neck that -1 v lcome
the fabulous Son of Dracula
(1943) to the airwaves this af-
ternoon, making its television
debut on Channel 2 at 3 o.i.
in gruesome 'black and white.
The seemingly innocuous L o n
Chaney poses as +he obscure
Count Alucard (get the ana-
gram?) in this tribute o the
classic B-movie, with old
threads from even -lder Dra-
cula movies thrown in here and
there for good measure.
Later tonight at 9 p.m. on
Channel 4 WalteraMatfliau por-
trays Charley Varrick (1973),
another television de wt for
what appears to be a dismal
Don Siegal box-office flog. Des-
pite all the bullets, car chases,
sex and violence, Varrick fails
to materialize- it ;s Mat'hau
and co-star Andy Robinson, the
psycho killer from Dirty Harry,
that mnake this thing worth
watching in a heist .tory arout
unwanted and stolbn Mafia
money. Joe "Walking Tail ard
Rich" Don Baker is "h2 crim-
inal company man out to get
the goods on the iecond rate
hoods.

Sunday's offerings on the
tube are quite pathetic, with the
highlight at 9 p.m. when The
Last Picture Show (1972) makes
its t.v. debut on Channel ~ in
a supposedly uncut-exca t-somne-
times-when-necessary form. Ti-
mothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridg-
es shine as the two teens who
live in a timeless town and try
growing up together, with Cy-
bill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman
and Ben Johnson in gl ricus
supporting roles.
The only other Sunday -pot-
light seems to be on Channel
50 earlier that afternoonl at 3:30
when Cary Grant plays y city
man with country ro'ts in Mr.
Blandings Builds His D r e a mn
House (1948). This comedy is
extremely entertaining and very
40's-style cinema, with Mervyn
Douglas, Myrna Loy and Louise
Beavers also featured.
Monday kicks off with R " t a
Bell on channel 7 when ah: gor-
geous and sweet-telephane-talker
oresents The New interns (1964)
at 8:30 a.m. If you can stom-
ach Rita's new hairdo at that
horribly early hour, ou"U find
newcomer George Segal simply
fascinating in this hosprnal melo-

drama about first-year med stu-
dents and all those wild hypo-
dermic parties.
James Garner, Dick Van Dyk
and Carl Reiner all teamed u
for the Bob, Hynes Channel 9
Showtime Presentation of The
Art of Love at 1 p.m., a harm-
lessly funny Reiner screenplay
about dead artists who sell
paintingsifor high prices.
The Rita Bell lead-off Tues
day morning is an excellen
Jack Lemmon vehicle entitle
Days of Wine and Roses (1962),
but unfortunately it's being
shown in two parts (Wednesday
airs. Pt. II) and tha~t migh
break up he pace, whicn woul
probably 11 the picture. Thi.
is an extremely !~ffeorive al
coholic sag about a couple o
their way down the wet pat
to destruction, with Jack Klug-
man in a supporting role s an
extremely sympathetic A
member. The film is moving,
funny, witty and incredibly
realistic - set your alarm and
watch Jack tear up his fatlitr-
in-law's greenhouse.
Believe it or not the next
movie doesn't roll around until
Friday at 4 on Channel 11 when
Hurd Hatfield stars in the im-
mortal Picture of Dorian Grav
(1945). This classic vanity yar
is about a man who doesn't ag
but keeps a portrait in th
attic and is well worth the view
ing.
The last and best het has got
to be Franco Zeffera?;i's Tam
ing of the Shrew (1967) star ri,
the gruesome twosome known s
well to the public press as Li
and Dick. Taylor has reve
looked worse and acted bette
in this adaptation of Shake-
speare's classic (aired onChn
nel 9 at 11:30 p.m. Friday
night), and Burton's stylish f'n-
esse for acting and screaming
is truly at its peak here as he
opens up and lets loose wit~
some of the finest Sh kespear
the film medium has recorded
in a long time.
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Existential TV
ups public access

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter)-
Existential television, which the
producer promises "will be in-
credibly dull and utterly fascin-
ating," is striving for Federal
Communications Commission
approval here.
Lorenzo Milam, a 41-year-old
media eccentric, hopes to begin
irregular programming within
two years.
Milam, who sold his FM radio
station last summer switched to
television because he hates what
he generally sees on the med-
ium.
His studio is an old ware-
house with one camera. Pro-
graming is largely determined
by what walks through : e
door.

or vacation slides, or just make
a face.
"Long monologues would be
encouraged in the evening to
lull the viewers to sleep, ' said
Milam, who has raised 37,500
dollars of his planned budget
of 75,000 dollars.
At times, the station itself
would become the show. A soli- I
tary camera would focus en an
empty room.
A door would open, a staff
member enter, hang up his coat,
start the coffee machine, pick
up the newspaper and read it. j
At the end of the day, view-
ers would see the staffers dean
off their desks, watch the cof-
fee machine get turned toff and
se the nonnl Ieave nne hvy

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