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Eighty-four years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

Saturday, October 12, 1974

News Phone: 764-0552

420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mi. 48104

Racism thriving in Boston

WITH ALL THAT HAS gone on in
South Boston over the last four
weeks, and specifically the last few
days, I find it hard to believe that
we are indeed living in 1974 and not
1954. The very people who looked
down on the South for not accepting
integration only one decade ago are
doing that very thing themselves
today.
Boston faces court-ordered busing
to end segregation of its public
schools, a harsh reality not totally
unheard of these days. As with Pon-
tiac, Michigan a few years ago, the
courts found that the schools were
in fact segregated, and that they
must conform with national stand-
ards. Unlike Pontiac, however, the vi-

olence has continued now for over
a month, with no apparent end in
sight. A federal judge has refused to
send U. S. marshals into the troubled
areas. Indeed, if it were black folks
causing the majority of the trouble,
the National Guard would have been
called in three weeks ago. As Mayor
Kevin White said, "Do we need a body
on the altar before something is
done?"
People of Boston, wake up and put
an end to your ugly, disgusting tactics
before you become another Little
Rock and earn the distinction of be-
ing one of the few Northern cities to
earn federal marshals.
-ROB MEACHUM

Cheap
By BETH NISSEN
ANN ARBOR may become the first
city in the United States to ban the
sale of aerosol spray products. The ord-
inance is the result of the suspicions of
Dr. Ralph Cicerone, a research scient-
ist at the University of Michigan, who
believes that gases released from aero-
sol cans reduces or punches holes in
our atmosphere's ozone layer. These
holes allow a dangerous increase in the
amount of ultra-violet radiation hitting
the earth's surface.
Increased radiation would adversely
affect the weather, year-round climate
and food crops, and cause a dramatic in-
crease in the incidence of skin cancer
in humans.
Ann Arbor City Council has advised
local residents to stop 'sing aerosol
sprays and is considering the spray ban
ordinance.
If the proposed ordinance is passed,
Ann Arbor residents will have to go out-
side Ann Arbor city limits to buy aero-
sol products.
Yet with a slight adjustment of con-
sumer habits, almost all residents will
be able to save a trip out of town, as
well as a few dollars and their atmos-
phere, by buying products that are sim-
ilar or identical in function and benefit,
but sold in a form other than aerosol.
A QUICK CHECK of my own closets
and cupboards produced a range of com-
mon aerosol products: a can of furni-
ture polish, disinfectant spray, deodor-
ant, shaving cream, a room freshener
spray, and a bug killer. These exem-
plify the most oft-used aerosol pro-
ducts; other common sprays are hair
spray and men's hair conditioner.
In almost every case, a substitute pro-
duct was found to adequately or exactly
match the function of the aerosol pro-
duct, and usually at a cheaper per unit
price.
Nine ounces of deorodant spray cost
an average $1.19 (average taken from
Dial, Sure, Right Guard, Secret, Ultra-
Ban, Ban, and Arrid). The same brand
names averages 85 cents in cream form
and 83 cents in roll-on form.
Men's hair conditioners (those pro-

aeroso
duced by Schick, Gillette and Mennen
Companies) average $1.29 for a 6-8 oz.
can. The same brand names were 98
cents for a near equivalent amount in
liquid hair conditioner, and $1.09 in
cream form. The lesser brand names of
men's hair products were equal or near
equal in price for spray, liquid and
cream; in one case, cream was more
expensive.
AEROSOL SHAVING creams cost be-
tween 79 cents and $1.19 for an average
11 oz. can. The only alternative to the
aerosol cream dispenser was a tube of
lather shave cream that required mix-
ing. Providing an equivalent if not high-
er number of lathers as the aerosol can,
the tube of cream cost between 60 cents
and $1.00 depending on brand and size
of tube.
As in the case of the shaving cream,
saving a few pennies and the atmosphere
may be inconvenient for the consumer
well-used to the easy "push here" noz-
zle. The only substitute for the spray
furniture polish, for example, was the
rubbing-and-buffing type of wipe-on fur-
niture wax. A cake of wax was 49
cents; the furniture polish was 88 cents.
The spray-on product is easy to use; the
rubbing and buffing product is time-
consuming; difficult to use, and with re-
sults that are no more permanent than
the convenient spray polish.
The leading brand of disinfectant
spray markets for $1.59; the same brand
name is priced at 98 cents for a bottle
of the same product in liquid form. The
liquid is estimated to give approximately
30 per cent more cleaning than the
spray because users measure the liquid
product and therefore use is more spar-
ingly.
PRICES OF ROOM freshener and
household deodorant sprays varied a
total of 33 cents between brands, a range
from 64 cents to 97 cents per can. Al-
though relief from noxious odors is less
instantaneous with the wick-type air
freshener, the average cost was 68 cents.
Sulphur is also an odor-killing chemical;
a book of matches is 2 cents a piece or
free at banks and restaurants.
Bug sprays (Raid, D-Con, Black Flag
and Yard Guard) averaged $1.79 for the

aIterna tives

U.OS. needs new energy now

PERIODICALLY, and particularly
when winter approaches or when
Arabs stop supplying us with their
oil, America becomes very energy
conscious. When the weather warms
up or oil supplies resume, this con-
sciousness quickly dissipates. It
seems America's attention-span is
limited. It faces a problem only for
the amount of time it absolutely has
to.
The problem was discussed a good
bit last year. Then everyone agreed
that it would be fine if we started
looking into sources of energy other
than the traditional ones, coal and
oil. If the new sources happened to
be non-polluting, that would be fine,
too. However, in the intervening time,
almost nothing has been done.
TWO SOURCES OF energy that are
non-polluting are solar and geo-
thermal energy. But instead of thor-
oughly investigating and developing
these two sources, the government
only dribbles money into their re-

search while pouring vast sums into
atomic energy. Perhaps this is be-
cause large corporations have no
means of regulating the sun, but can
control the supply of uranium-which
may prove' to be a very lucrative en-
terprise, once they have exhausted
the oil supply and devastated the
countryside in search of coal.
For some issues, a slow and unhur-
ried look is an affordable luxury, and
sometimes gives a better perspective
on the problem. But the depletion of
our energy supply is not a problem of
that type.
To be sure, the energy situation is
not as exciting as Watergate or next
week's football game, but it is the
single toughest and most demanding
issue confronting us today. For this
reason, it must not be left to the poli-
ticians to solve. They seldom will or
can look beyond the next election
year. It is up to us, the people who
supposedly control the country, to
save it.
-PETER BLAISDELL

medium-sized can. Substitute bug con-
trolling products ant and roach cakes
and a liquid spread-on product for base-
boards - sold for an average 49 cents
and 89 cents respectively for the same
brand names.
The only aerosol product for whi-h I
found no adequate substitute was h a i r
spray. The predecessor of hair spray was
the hair pin; hair spray became a con-
sumer demand product in response to
changing women's hair styles. The only
product that would provide a similar cos-

metic service is Elmer's Glue. Its pack-
age assures users that its contents are
water-soluble.
THE NATIONAL Academy of Sciences
is now studying the effects of the ae ro-
sol gases on the atmosphere's protective
ozone layer. If their results show that
aerosol gases are indeed punching holes
in the protective layers, we may be forc-
ed by law and necessity to alter our buy-
ing habits, our productpreferences and
our over-developed index "trigger" fin-
ger instinct in order to save our
skins.
1964

Coastal water imperialism

#1 SENATE IS presently consid-
ering legislation which would ex-
tend the United States coastal waters
claim from 12 to 200 miles. As one of
the provisions of the Emergency Ma-
rine Fisheries Probation Act, this
section would supposedly prevent
foreign companies from further de-
pleting the already vanishing food
resources to be found in the oceans
surrounding the United States. In a
country where not so long ago people
got extremely upset when the Ecuda-
dorian government instigated a simi-
TODAY'S STAFF:
News: Glen Allerhand, Steve Hersh,
Cindy Hill, Barb Kalisewicz, Judy
Ruskin, Stu Sherr, Jeff Sorensen,
Becky Warner
Editorial Page: Peter Blaisdell, Marnie
Heyn, Barbara Moore, Mark Sulli-
van, Steve Stojic
Arts Page: David Blomquist, Ken Fink
Photo Technician: Ken Fink

lar policy, passage of this bill would
be highly hypocritical. The inuendos
of "we can do it because we are the
United States but you can not,"
comes through loud and clear.
THE POSSIBILITIES OF a 200 mile
coastal waters claim being re-
cognized by the major maritime pow-
ers who fish off the American coasts
is extremely unlikely. One thinks
back to a year ago when the United
Kingdom provided British Fishing
vessels with warship escorts, in re-
sponse to Iceland's claim of a 50 mile
fishery zone, and wonders how wise
such an action would be.
International waters should re-
main international, and no country
is entitled to more than marginal
territorial claims. If the U. S. wishes
to protect her oceanic resources an-
other, more feasible way must be
found; arbitrary boundries will not
work.
--SUE WILHELM

Nosta gia,
By TONY DUENAS
RETURN WITH us now to those days of yesteryear
. . . Harold Wolman of The Daily reports that
Senator Everett Dirksen (D-Illinois) has called for a
constitutional convention to amend the United Nations
charter. In a speech in Ann Arbor yesterday, Dirksen
openly criticized France, the Soviet Union and Eastern
Europe for not paying their share of the U.N. bills.
Next to the story about the Red Chinese exploding
their first atom bomb is a report by Laurence Kirsh-
baum that the old Jefferson apartments on Thomson
St. were being torn down to make room for a new
administration building. This means that eventually
L.S.&A. will get three floors in the present structure.
Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater made the
next day's Daily when he promised that, if elected,
he would send a group of experts led by former
President Dwight Eisenhower to investigate and report
on the current situation in Vietnam. Next to that story
is Bruce Wassersein's report that U.M. president
Harlan Hatcher has assured the faculty, staff, and
student body that the new trimester plan will solve
the problems of cramped facilities and give professors
increased flexibility in planing their professional ca-
reers and doing research.
REPORTERS JEFFREY GOODMAN and Jeremy Ra-
ven had reported earlier that the Office of Academic
Affairs projected a University population of over
42,000 in 1975. Faculty members expressed concern that
the University wouldn't be able to meet the need
for additional classrooms, laboratories, dorms, office
space and staff that the "extra" 21,000 students would
require.
Later in the week, Laurence Kirshbaum told of a
"new" pre-registration system allowing a student to
register for courses a semester in advance. Regis-
trar Edward Groesbeck said a minimum $40 deposit
would assure a student of a space, thereby bene-
fitting both students and administrators. "We want
to find out what students want and make provisions
for them", Groesbeck told Laurence.
Laurence's story was on the second page just above
a MC DONALD'S ad for 15 cent hamburgers, 12 cent
french fries and "triple hick shakes at 20 cents."
PAST THE A.P. story about a political kidnapping

Paul Bunyan

of a U.S. lt. colonel by suspected Venezuelan commun-
ists is Cal Skinner's coverage of Peace Corps Director
R. Sargent Shriver's visit to the Michigan Union. He
asks that the U.M. senior class set an example for the
nation by 10 per cent of them volunteering for the
Corps.
U.M. is seeking a $55.7 million state fund from Lan-
sing. The faculty would receive pay-hikes of $4.5 mil-
lion with $6.6 million of the requested funds going
towards the hiring of new teachers above the teaching-
fellow level. Ironically, this was above a Pfeiffer
"draft beer in bottles" ad and next to an Hughes, Hat-
cher & Sufferin ad offering the latest in men's soled
shoes for only $13.95.
Harvard economics professor John Kenneth Gal-
braith is coming to speak at the Law Club Lounge
over on Packard. His subject? The care and preven-
tion of Goldwater.
You can pick up tickets for the Victor Borge show
which is coming to Hill Auditorium next week for $4.00,
$3.50, $3.00 or $2.00.
THE VIRGINIAN Restaurant on State has a roast
turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings for
$1.35 while 331/3 monaural records are $2.49. Stereo
costs more at $2.99.
Socialist Labor Party presidential candidate Eric
Hass will speak at the Michigan Union in a couple of
weeks. Until then, you can catch Deborah Kerr and
Hayley Mills in The Chalk Garden over at the State
Theatre. The Michigan Theatre has Marnie, starring
Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. Down the street at the
Campus are Peter Fonda, Sharon Hugueny and Nick
Adams starring in The Young Lovers.
"Girls," the latest 100 per cent wool V-neck jumper
with tie belt 'and front pockets is on sale at Winkel-
man's for $13.00 while Jacobson's has turtleneck cotton
velour shirts for $8.98!
In the classified Personal section two "girls" are
willing to exchange ironing or cleaning for Judo les-
sons while a large ad reads:
"Attention young desirable women - young, hand-
some debonair lawyer desires to make friends.
Call John ...... at the Lawyers Club at the
earliest convenience.'
"Do the girls think you're a Fink cause you can't

Frug? Well then learn to dance!"
implores another classified.
LLOYD GRAFF reports that four U.M. men have
just left for the Olympics in Tokyo. Big Ten quarter
mile champion Kent Bernard will be representing Trin-
idad, while Austrian Ernst Soudek will compete in the
discus throw. Soudak holds the Big Ten record of
185 feet. Carol Robie and Bill Farley from U.M.'s
swim team will also compete in the games.
The Detroit Red Wings have just signed their number
one goal tender Roger Crozier. Last year's goal tender,
Terry Sawchuk, was drafted by the Toronto Maple
Leafs.
Next to the Pizza Loy ad for a cheese and mushroom
medium pizza for $1.65 is a short blurb on Ace New
York Yankee southpaw, Whitey Ford pitching against
St. Louis lefty Ray Sadecki in the World Series opener
at Busch Stadium.
THE BIG STORY of the week is reported by Tom
Rowland, the Associated Sports Editor covering the
upcoming U.M. vs. M.S.U. match on Saturday.
Coach Bump Elliott was still smiling over U.M.'s
21-0 victory over Navy last week led by the defense of
Tom Cec'chini, Bill Yearby and John Yanz, who stopped
All-America quarterback Roger Staubach. With U.M.
quarterback Bob Timberlake handling the signal calls,
backs Carl Ward and Dave (Cannonball) Fisher ac-
counted for U.M. points.
Meanwhile, Michigan State was coming off an upset
17-7 victory over highly favored Southern California.
Bare-footed place kicker Dick Kenny made the differ-
ence in that game.
Duffy Daugherty's quarterback, Steve Juday, has a
dangerous combination in end Gene Washington and
half-back Clinton Jones.
EVEN THOUGH U.M. hasn't beaten M.S.U. in nine
years, Bump hopes to bring back the Paul Bunyan tro-
phy after playing before an expected sell-out crowd
of 76,000 in East Lansing. The all-time Big Ten record,
though, was set back in 1959 at Ann Arbor when they
packed 103,234 spectators into Michigan Stadium.
That's the way it was ten years ago when The Michi-
gan Daily was still the best bargain in town at seven
cents.

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Letters

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SGC politically, a strong liberal, and
have at times even supported
To The Editor: candidates that have been lab-
eled as radicals. I have even,
NOW THAT it's SGC fee pay- at times, been quite enthusiastic
ment time, it would be worth- about Ann Arbor's own Human
while to consider why the U-M Rights Party and its candidates.
student body subsidizes and de- However, in this year's guber-
legates so much discretionary natorial election, the Human
power to an assortment of iet- Rights Party has completely
tuce eaters, marginally amusing turned me off to its type of poli-
institutionalists, mis- tics and politicians.
guided basketball freaks and
fund mishandlers brought to of- How can the HRP claim that
fice by appalling "unpopular" it has broken itself away fr om
elections. When ad h'c organi- the "wheeling and dealing" and
zations by virtue of supporters the "softness" of the Democrats
exercising their own frtee wills and Republicans when it comes
meera much bhetter ob of an- forth and nominates a man who

Democratic Party in 1968, Fe:-
ency still had the hunger for
elective office - in particular,
a seat on the Michigan S u -
preme Court. Unwilling to at-
tempt to receive the nomina-
tion for this post through t h e
Democratic Party, Ferency in-
itiated the creation of his own
political party (the "mini" Hu-
man Rights Party) at the end
of 1970 so that he could receive
the nomination and appear en
the ballot in 1972. Micnigan
election law states that as long
as a person is nominated by a
statewide convention of his
(her) party for the Supreme
Cr.- ..,* a hinhpisnn-e

Djail
of survival in Michigan politics,
he had to widen his base of sup-
port. Thus, probably more for
political reasons than on prin-
ciples, Ferency and his party
united with the Radical Inde-
pendent Party in August of
1971 to form the present Human
Rights Party. And the HRP
faithful claim that their candi-
dates are not your ordinary
type of politicians?!?
Then, this year, the HRP,
which claims to be such a wide
open party, and Ferency, wbo
claims to represent opeanes~s in
our government collab)┬░ated in
one of the most profound exam-

These facts make me deeply
question the credibility of the
charges made by the HRP at a
recent appearance by Democra-
tic gubernatorial candidate San-
der Levin. They were continual-
ly lambasting Levin with ques-
tions on his political ethics. But,
realy, are the HRP and its gu-
bernatorial candidate themselv-
es what one would call "ethi-
cal" in their politics?'?
--Mark Kellman
Letters to The T :ilE 'honld

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