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Vol. LXXXV, No. 31
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 10, 1974
Marty Wegbreit; Human Rights Party (HRP)
candidate for 15th district County Commissioner,
was endorsed Tuesday night by the Huron Valley
Labor Council of the AFL-CIO. Hailing the vote
yesterday, Wegbreit claimed, "It's becoming in-
creasingly clear that HRP's appeal is broad. This
puts the lie to those who claim that HRP is mere-
ly a transient student phenomenon." The labor
group also voted to support the party's preferen-
tial balloting proposaluand donated $100 to Weg-
breit's campaign and $50 to a ballot issue.
McGovern to speak
Senator George McGovern (D-S.D.) will stump
for Democratic congressional candidate John
Reuther in a 10:30 a.m. appearance at Hill Aud.
McGovern, Democraticscandidate for the presi-
dency in 1972, is the first of a series of political
bigwigs Reuther's campaign promises to bring
to the area to court impressionable voters. His
Ann Arbor visit is expected to be the only cam-
paign appearance he will make outside his own
state this year, since he faces a tough re-election
fight in South Dakota. This morning McGovern
will discuss Administration economic policies
since 1968, according to Reuther organizers. Ad-
mission to the speech is free.
ProfIs, 'U' argue
The University administration released yester-
day a letter sent by Vice President for Academic
Affairs Frank Rhodes to Economics Prof. Daniel
Fusfeld concerning a disputed salary hike for the
1974-75 fiscal year. The University had promised an
eight per cent increase this year in staff salaries,
but Fusfeld, representing the University of Mich-
igan Association for Collective Bargaining, claim-
ed the increase came to only seven percent in sev-
eral schools and a mere 7.8 per cent overall. In
his letter, Rhodes denied that the University has
confronted faculty with the riddle "When is eight
per cent not eight per cent?" claiming that the
promised hike had been delivered. He admitted,
however, "that the figures quoted are 'average'
salary increases, and that these were not dis-
tributed on an across-the-board basis."
The University's Human Performance Center is
bereft of about $2,000 in equipment and money
after a Tuesday night break-in at its building
at Packard and Division. The loot included a type-
writer, two calculators, a tape recorder, two let-
tering pens, and some $1,000 in cash and checks.
No suspects have been found, police said yester-
. . . are largely cultural today. The B a h
Club holds a recital featuring music of Telemann,
Mozart, and Quantz in the main lounge of the
Law Quad at 8 p.m., admission 50 cents . . .
Tickets are on sale at the Union for Black Ink's
presentation of the Mighty Essentials and the
Funky Unity Board coming Saturday at Waterman
Gym. Admission $2.50 or $3 at the door . . . Lem-
uel Johnson and Sharon Leiter read their poetry
at noon in the Pendleton Arts Information Center
on the second floor of the Union . . . anyone in-
terested in building a float for the Homecoming
Parade to be held Saturday, October 26 should
contact UAC at 763-1107 today or by 4 p.m. to-
morrow . . . Zoology Prof. George Bittner of the
University of Texas will present a seminar on
"Facilitation of Transmitter Release: Meanings,
Models and Mechanisms" in Room 1139, Edward
Krau (Nat. Sci.) building at noon . . . the Red
Cross holds the first in a series of major Disaster
Training Sessions for Registered Nurses and Lic-
ensed Practical Nurses at 7 p.m. at the Red Cross
Operations Center, 2729 Packard . . . and W8UM,
the amateur radio club, meets at 8 p.m. in the
Kuenzel Room of the Union.
For cynics who claim there's little difference be-
tween Republicans and Democrats, the Republican
Congressional Committee newsletter has printed
a guide to distinguishing the sympathizers of the
two parties. For example, the guide claims, "Re-
publicans consume three-fourths of the rutabaga
produced in this country. The remainder is thrown
out." Or, "Republicans employ exterminators.
Democrats step on bugs." As for sexual morals:
"Republican boys date Democratic girls. They
plan to marry Republican girls, but feel they're
entitled to a little fun, first. Republicans sleep in
twin beds - some even in separate rooms. This ;s
why there are more Democrats." The GOP said
the author of the guidelines was unknown.
O tthe inside . ..
a gaggle of reviews bedeck the Arts Page.
. . David Stoll provides an historical perspective
on defense research at the Environmental Re-
search Institute of Michigan on the Editorial Page.
. . . and on the Sports.Page, Andy Glazer takes
a look at the Michigan State offense.
By GORDON ATCHESON
Last of three parts
Although the November election may signifi-
cantly change the face of the Washtenaw County
Board of Commissioners, the group will still have
to confront the same old problems.
Too much dissension, too little money, and a
governmental structure that inhibits quick deci-
sion-making have all caused the commissioners
continued grief during the past two years.
But the prospects for improving the situation
do not look promising. Nobody even dreams that
the bugaboos will be completely eliminated.
SEVERAL OF THE most volatile board mem-
bers are not seeking re-election and a few others
face tough campaigns. With a large turnover on 1
the commission, the personal animosity that has
ripped the board'apart should be tempered.
However, a mere change in membership will
do little to cool the burning sectional differences
which have kept the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor
Democrats from working together on many is-
A tax increase approved by the board earlier
this week may temporarily solve the county's
fiscal problems. The additional money is needed
to balance next year's $17 million budget - if the
county is to maintain services at the present
BUT EVEN THAT revenue hike represents
only a stop-gap measure that does not make basic
alterations in the flawed method of funding coun-
A proposal on the November ballot would, if
approved by county voters, require the board to
appoint a county executive to manage day-to-day
Although the county now has no such posi-
tion and that lack has caused delays in taking
action, a handful of commissioners oppose the
measure claiming it would create more prob-
lems than it would solve. And the commission-
ers as a body agree that a county executive will
not be a cure-all for local government ills.
"WITHOUT AN administrator to do background
work;" says Commissioner Raymond Shoultz (D-
Ann Arbor), "it is difficult to develop innovative,
The Ypsilanti Democrats in general take a
dim view of the appointed executive, thus differ-
ing with fellow board members from both par-
"It would be
passed, infighting would increase
the system completely."
THE APPOINTED executive is one of three
options designed to improve county government
administration that the board could have put be-
fore the voters under the terms of a year-old
Neither of the other options - an elected execu-
tive or a county charter - will appear on the
Presently the board, which controls the fi-
nances and policy for all county departments, is
See COUNTY, Page 2
ROSE GARDEN NEWS CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON ) - President
may offer last
drenched Rose Garden news conference yesterday that
if Congress and the people respond to his economic pro-
grams, "some meaningful reduction in the rate of infla-
tion" could appear early next year.
The President also said he does not believe the coun-
try is suffering from a recession.
FORD FIELDED questions with ease during the half-hour
session, making a departure from the customary news conference
format to encourage reporters to ask follow-up questions.
Ford also declared that despite his wife's recent cancer sur-
gery, he saw "nothing to change" his inclination to run for
By TIM SCHICK
First of two parts
Can Student Government Council (SGC) be salvaged?
That's the question many of the people connected with the
council are asking these days.
After several years of allegedly fraudulent elections, mis-
handled money and poor student support, next week's election
could well be the last chance for the Council to make a go at
student government as it now stands.
declares David Faye,
The regents will
are keeping a close eye on this election,"
coordinating vice president of SGC.
shortly be receiving a report which calls
for massive changes in student
tion of SGC.
By WENDY CHAPIN
The two candidates for the
15th District Court Judgeship
last night put forth differing po-
sitions on the legalization of
George Alexander said that
he favored unconditional legal-
ization of the substance. His op-
ponent Shirley Burgoyne refus-
ed to support that stand, claim-
ing that the drug has not yet
been proven safe.
THE TWO met in a public de-
bate before about 40apersons at
the Law Quad yesterday eve-
ning. In the exchange, the two
candidates talked abouttissues
ranging from victimless crimes
to improvements in the judic-
ial system and criminal rehabil-
The most striking difference
between Alexander and Bur-
goyne camne on the subject of
"I'm absolutely in favor of
See JUDGE, Page 8
government, including the elimina-
Should anything go wrong with
next Tuesday's election, the
chances of the recommendations
being implemented will greatly
SGC PRESIDENT Carl Sand-
berg has gone' so far as to re-
fuse to discuss any long range
plans for Council - on the
grounds that changes could be
The validity of each of the
last three SGC elections has
been under fire.
Eighteen months ago, it was
proven that a $10,000 SGC elec-
tion held then had been rigged.
A second contest was held.
ANDeTHOUGH these results
wvere certified, there were al-
legations that this election had
also been fixed.
The following October an all-
campus election failed to turn
out even 10 per cent of the
To prevent such happenings
this year, Elections Director
Allen Bercovitz is attempting to
arrange tight security and a
far reaching publicity campaign.
DESPITE THE fact that the
election is less than a week
away, there have been no spe-
cifics announced about the
Concerning security, Bercovitz
has stated, "We are trying to
bring in students from other
area colleges to manage the
polls." Clergy will be hired to
count the ballots, and two sep-
See SGC, Page 2
election in 1976.
The President also hinted at
a possible meeting with Soviet
leader Leonid Brezhnev before
a planned Washington summit
next summer. White House of-
ficials say a November meeting
somewhere in the Pacific is
WHEN ASKED about the ra-
cial problems upsetting Boston
schools, Ford said, "I hope and
trust that it is not necessary to
call in federal officials or fed-
eral enforcement agencies" to
keep the peace.
The economy dominated the
press conference, with Ford
arguing that his proposed sur-
tax on middle and upper in-
comes would affect only 28 per
cent of all taxpayers and would
produce income to stimulate the
slumping housing industry and
assist those hardest hit by in-
Asked to explain why he re-
jected proposals for a higher
gasoline tax or fuel rationing,
the President said he decided
a surtax would be moredequit-
IN AN APPARENT difference
of opinion with Treasury Secre-
tary William Simon, Ford said
flatly that the controversial oil
depletion allowance should be
By ROB MEACHUM
President Gerald Ford's recent
proposals, to help curb inflation
and bolster the economy, are
receiving a cool, if not adverse
welcome from local politicians,
University professors and stu-
Ford proposed, among other
things, a temporary five per
cent tax surcharge on families
earning in excess of $15,000 and
single persons earning more
than $5,450. It could be imposed
as early as Jan. 1, 1975.
JOHN REUTHER, Democratic
hopeful for Congress, comment-
ed through an aide that "the
surtax is another layer on an
already inequitable tax sys-
"The burden of tax remains
on the lower and middle class-
es," he added.
Reuther suggested that instead
of imposing a surtax, the Presi-
dent should be "taking away
the six million dollar oil loop-
HE ADMITTED, however,
that Ford has taken "some pos-
itive measures" to cure our
Congressman M a r v i n Esch
(R-Ann Arbor), also disagrees
with the surcharge. "It'll hurt
middle income people," he said.
Esch suggests that deficit
spending, the spending of money
obtained from borrowing, should
See FORD'S, Page 2
Alderman Thomas Keane, close associate and City Council
lead of Mayor Richard Daley, was convicted of mail fraud
and conspiracy in Chicago yesterday. The prosecution accused
Keane of using "his power to line his pockets from the word
seven captives, flee
By AP and Reuter
SANTO DOMINGO - Urban guerrillas last night freed the seven
hostages they had held in the Venezuelan Consulate here for the
past 12 days and later left on a Dominican airliner for Panama.
The seven guerrillas were driven straight to the airport on a
police bus after ending the consulate siege. Their leader, Radha-
mes Mendez, led his men in a chant of "victory, victory."
THE HOSTAGES, released near the consulate, were met by
groups of relatives and friends who said they were all in good
The guerrillas, who Tuesday agreed to go to any country which
would accept them, took off for Panama at 8:05 pm EDT.
By LOIS JOSIMOVICH
Working on a shoestring bud-
get, Al Watson and his staff at
the University Disabled Stu-
dents Service (DSS) are work-
ing hard to keep up their goals
"What we want to do," says
Watson, "is to dispell the tradi-
tional myths about handicapped
persons and provide relevant
information which will assist
the community in making unbi-
ased decisions regarding their
involvement with disabled peo-
AT THE MOMENT he is
drawing up a federal grant ap-
plication for next year. In it he
lists the basic goals of the
-to assist disabled students
in earning the degree of their
choice at the University;
-to encourage them to live
-to give them the same op-
portunities that other students
have by integrating them into
the mainstream of both aca-
demic and social life on campus
and in the city; and,
-to educate the college com-
m""ity about disabled persons,
sensitizing it to the fact that
who remained through the sum-
mer. Right now the staff con-
sists of three people: Watson,
his secretary, and one other.
AS WELL AS the regular ser-
vices such as providing Braille
manuscripts, taped books and
readers for the blind, DSS is
about to kick off a project
which will involve providing an
accessibility guide of the city
and University community for
those people confined to wheel-
chairs, so they can gain a high-
er degree of independence.
A list will be made of areas
to be checked out - theaters,
churches, libraries and mu-
seums - and an evaluation
form filled out for each, includ-
ing information about locations
of ramps, rest rooms, stair-
See DISABLED, Page 8
Federal judge refuses Boston's
plea for more U.S. marshals
By AP and ,neuter
BOSTON-Massachusetts Gov. Francis Sargent
ordered 400 extra policemen into this racially
troubled city after Federal Judge W. Arthur
Garrity refused to send in U.S. marshals, Mayor
Kevin White's office said last night.
During a four-hour hearing, Garrity, who orig-
inally issued the desegregation order, questioned
whether heshad the authority to call up more than
the 20 marshals stationed in Massachusetts.
GARRITY URGED the mayor to ask for the
assistance of police from surrounding communi-
tipc e ctn o'tPn ,,ir . and ,ifC , nnorCenrv the Nn-
his car and beaten in predominately white South
Hundreds of police blocked off streets in the
area as scattered incidents of looting broke out.
Buses of the Massachusetts Transit Authority
were being detoured around the troubled areas.
And Police Commissioner Robert Digrazia pro-
mised to provide at least one police cruiser to
accompanyseach bus in riot-torn sections.
There was also school-connected racial vio-
lence in Destrehan, Louisiana.
TWO KU KLUX Klan members there were
charged yesterday with possession of stolen wea-