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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 55

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 7, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Attica talk
The Ann Arbor chapter of the Lawyers' Guild is
presenting a talk on the Attica Prison uprising
and subsequent legal action tonight at 7:30 in
Hutchins Hall's Rm. 100. Featured speakers are
John Hill, an Attica defendant, and the Rev. M. L.
Stroble-Smith, mother of another of the accused.
The film Attica, a color documentary, will be
shown as well. Donation is $1. Tonight's talk may
be particularly topical, s i n c e many observers
blame vice presidential nominee Nelson Rocke-
feller for the massacre of inmates and hostages
which ended the prison uprising three years ago.
Happenings .. .
... are rather on the scarce side today. At noon,
the Ann Arbor Health Care Collective will spon-
sor the first meeting of the Health Worker Project
at Rm. 2207 of the Union . . . a poetry reading
with Gregory Orr and Howard Norman will begin
at 7:30 p.m. at Guild House . . . the Citizens'
Committee for Community Development Revenue
Sharing will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Eberwhite Ele-
mentary School, 800 Soule Blvd. . . . Daragon Aire
Productions and Tech Hifi will sponsor a demon-
stration of the quadraphonic system of the Rolling
Ston'es movie at 3:30 p.m., Fifth Forum . . .
Career Opportunities for Women in Retailing will
sponsor an informal lunchdhour discussion at noon
in Conference Rms. 4 and 5 of the League .
and the Burns Park Community Association will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Burns Park Elementary
School Aud.
Liberation note
Francoise Giroud, France's new secretary of
state for women's a f f a i r s, yesterday classed
American women as more liberated than their
French counterparts. She said American women
showed how far they had moved toward equality
in Tuesday's national elections. French women,
she said, were still shackled by 170-year-old laws
introduced by Napoleon. "In the United States,"
Giroud told an Anglo-American press luncheon
in Paris, "women helped build the country with
their own hands, sweat and blood and took the
same risks as men. They made themselves real
equals from the start. It wasn't until later when
they were sitting back in their beautiful kitchens,
with their beautiful gadgets, that they realized
they had been cheated."
D.C. enfranchised
Residents of the nation's capital have finally
joined their fellow citizens and for the first time
in more than a century elected their own mayor
and city government. Inhabitants of the 67-square-
mile District of Columbia-70 per cent of them
black-were given the vote in a home rule charter
signed into law last Christmas. As expected, they
elected Walter Washington as mayor and a ma-
jority of Democrats to the 10-member city council.
Washington, a black Democrat, was first ap-
pointed mayor seven years ago by the late Presi-
dent Lyndon Johnson and reappointed by former
President Richard Nixon in 1969.
Local madam makes good
The miners and the cowboys poured into the
local brothel in Lida Junction, Nevada, early yes-
terday for what was billed as the biggest party of
the year-to celebrate the election of their madam
to the Nevada legislature. Despite the fact that
the final result was not in and the madam, 46-
year-old Beverly Harrell, a Democrat, was only
narrowly ahead of her Republican opponent, the
revellers and the women celebrated throughout
the night. But their heroine was 60 miles away
at electoral headquarters in Tonopah, anxiously
listening to the results which gave her 1,724 votes
to 1,718 for her opponent, Don Moody, a liquor
store owner, with about a third of the precincts

Death rate
And you thought you didn't have anything left
to live for: Researchers at the State University of
New York at Stony Brook have found in a study
of 400 famous people that the death rate was
nearly 40 per cent lower in months preceeding
their birthdays than was statistically predicted.
The report also found "a significant dip in U.S.
mortality before U.S. presidential elections," but
did not reveal whether those who died following
the election had voted for the loser.
On the inside . .
women are taking over The Daily. The
Arts Page features Cindy Hill's feature-interview
with the City Center Acting Company which is
winding up its four week residence at the Uni-
versity . . . Andrea Lilly writes about the Attica
Prison uprising and subsequent developments on
the Editorial Page . . . and Marcia Merker pre-
views the Big Ten cross country championships
to be held here Saturday on the Sports Page.

On Tuesday, voters across the co
the Democratic party as great a co
and gubernatorial mandate as any
halcyon early days of Lyndon Johns
But in Washtenaw County, a com
the Democratic groundswell and fa
Republican turnouts helped to ma
races closer than originally expected
INCUMBENT U.S. Congressman M
(R-Mich.) and State Senator Gilbert B
Ann Arbor) were among the GOP win
victory margins were squeezed byI
opponents. State Representative Per
(D-Ann Arbor) was given an unexpec
run by Republican Rae Weaver, a
GOP county commissioners won surpri
row victories over Democratic challe
Esch lost to his Democratic chall

Reuther by about 700 votes in both Was
untry gave and Monroe Counties, which Esch easily
ngressional 1972. Reuther had been expected to do v
since the Washtenaw County, with its heavy student
son's presi- Esch, however, easily beat his opponer
a winning 10,000 vote margin from western
bination of County.
irly heavy
ke several GOVERNOR WILLIAM Milliken did unu
1. well in Washtenaw County running consic
ahead of every other Republican cant
arvin Esch including Esch. Milliken's local 4-3 margit
Bursley (R- Democrat Sander Levin was more lor
ners whose than the statewide vote.
Democratic Democratic Secretary of State Richard.
ry Bullard and Attorney General Frank Kelley als
tedly tough ahead of their party in the county, but, as
nd several lar incumbents, were expected to do well.
isingly nar- Austin and Kelley finished far ahead of F
ngers. and Levin.
enger John Bursley f o u n d his re-election victory
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over 18,000 votes in the district.
year, Bullard's total dropped to about
hurt by lower turnout in the student

difficult this year against Democratic opponent;
Peter Eckstein. Eckstein cut Bursley's winning
total to 54 per cent from its 1972 figure of 60
per cent.
TO MANY political observers, the most sur-
prising result was the hair-breadth victory of
Bullard over his Republican foe Rae Weaver.
Bullard only managed an 800 vote margin over
Weaver, who had been given little chance to
defeat the left-leaning young state legislator in
a district tailor made for the Democrats.
The area includes Ann Arbor's heavily student
First and Seconds Wards. Its Republican strong-
holds are mostly limited to the Third and Fourth
IN 1972, Bullard was easily elected over Repub-
lican and Human Rights Party challengers. Bid-
ing on the coattails of Democratic presidential
hopeful George McGovern, Bullard managed to


In addition heavy Republican turnouts in the
Third and Fourth Wards and in out-city township
precincts almost put Weaver in the statehouse.
BULLARD'S TOTAL was nearly 3,000 votes
short of the combined Democratic-Human Rights
Party (HRP) mayoral vote in 1973, an indicator
of liberal-radical strength in the city.
A random sampling of nine student and nine
residential precincts reveals that the turnout, as
measured by the total vote for governor, was
greater by nearly three to two margins in the
residential areas-which tend to vote Republican
It is not clear whether the lower student turn-
out was a result of apathy, or of a drop in the
See NARROW, Page 2
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Commission places
bond issue on ballot
In a surprise move last night, the Washtenaw Coun-
ty commission moved to place a $3 million bond issue for
the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan
(ERIM) before voters.
Introduced by Commissioner Kathy Foj tik, the mo-
tion passed with an 11-vote majority while approximate-
ly 100 audience members who had gathered to protest an-
ticipated county support of ERIM funding cheered jubi-
THE INSTITUTE'S proposed move has sparked heated con-
troversy, with City Council supporting the relocation, the school

AP Photo
Bombs in Belfast
Firemen attempt to douse a blaze in downtown Belfast yesterda y after a massive bomb exploded in a truck. In another part of
the city, British soldiers shot a Republican to death after he tunneled his way to freedom in an attempted mass escape from
Belfast's Maze Jail. Three other prisoners escaped.

Democra ts
on Senate
WASHINGTON (1) - A nation least three members to
unsettled by Republican scan- ranks in that chamber -
dal and burgeoning prices possibly a fourth pending
handed Democrats a tighter final outcome of an incre
grip on Congress and a near- tight race in North Dakot
record total of governorships
in the mid-term election of 1974. WITH ALL of NorthI
The count, by late yesterday, ta's ballots in, incumbent
showed the Democrats had cap- publican Milton Young
tured two-thirds control of the Democrat William Guy
House with 291 seats certain virtually deadlocked, with
and another one likely. The so- outcome liable to swinge
called veto-proof mark is 290. way as tabulations wer
Though falling short of their checked. An AssociatedI
hopes in the Senate, the Demo- tally unofficially gave G
crats nonetheless added at 14-vote edge out of more
229,000 ballots cast. TheI
Election Service, mean
said Young had a leadc
R O111votes
Balloting vts
Races in Nevada, New H
shire and Oklahoma also
duced hairline results, wit)
pplS publicans the apparent vi
in each. In Nevada, for e
, ple, the unofficial margir
former governor Paul L
vtorwas just 400 votes.
At the least, the Demo
ez "were guaranteed a majori
61 in the Senate, compared
their current total of 58.
By STEPHEN HERSH the wire in several gover
Final returns showed a city races, with the Democrats
charter amendment establish- ing a minimum of four
preferential balloting leading state mansions for a tot
17,105 to 15,602 yesterday, great- 36, the greatest number
ly increasing the chances for their 1958 landslide. A ra
election of a Democratic mayor Alaska remained undecided
in next spring's election. in the day.
Results from Precinct 2 of But the GOP scored a n
the First Ward were still in upset in populous Ohio,
'innh rh.. to i ir.. >>n ati AC.-rnnr o i T m h ra

lighten grip

board opposing it, citing a loss
in tax revenues due to ERIM's
tax-exempt status, and the Ad
Hoc Committee to Stop ERIM
War Research attacking ERIM
for its defense-related activi-
ERIM had asked the county
to float some $3 million in spe-
cial low-interest industrial de-
velopment bonds to finance its
proposed relocation in Ann Ar-
bor. The Commission had been
expected to approve these bonds
at last night's meeting.
However, Fojtik, an oppon-
ent of ERIM bond support, in-
troduced her motion after a ma-
jority of the commissioners ex-
pressed the view that voters
should decide the ERIM bond
issue. ERIM President William
Brown approved the concept of
a county-wide vote.
passed a resolution of intent to
place the issue of some $3 mil-
lion ERIM bonds before the vot-
ers in either a special or gen-
eral election.
David Goodman, an organizer
for the anti-ERIM group, ex-
pressed surprise at the com-
mission vote saying "I'm flab-
The committee against ERIM
had lobbied commissioners to
oppose the bonds but geared up
for a massive petition drive to
place the question before coun-
ty voters when 10-5 approval
of the plan seemed imminent.
initiated the bond flotation, a
45-day referendum period dur-
ing which petitions could be
See VOTERS, Page 2

win in
Democratic candidates for the
University's Board of Regents
Sarah Power and Thomas Roach
edged Republicans Dona Parker
and David Upton in final re-
turns yesterday after"a race
marred by low voter interest.
Power led with 1,192,279 votes
(30 per cent) and Roach took
second with 1,041,064 (26 per
cent) while Parker had 901,875
(23 per cent) and Upton had
869,378 (22 per cent). Eleven
candidates from minor parties,
including Ellen Hoffman and
Diane Kohn of the Human
Rights Party, trailed far be-
THE RESULTS followed the
state trend of voter support for
Democrats in nearly all state
offices except the governorship.
However, the Regents race
seemed to feature a minimal
amount of voter interest despite
a flock of 15 candidates.
The two new Regents will be
seated for eight-year terms on



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of 16
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candidates in the presidential
campaign two years away: Gov-
ernors-elect Hugh Carey of New
York and Edmund Brown of
California, and Senators-elect
John Glenn of Ohio and Dale
Bumpers of Arkansas.
MEANWHILE, back at the
White House, President Ford
let it be known yesterday he
"will meet Congress more than
half way" in working for pro-
grams to benefit the nation's
troubled economy.
Press Secretary Ron Nessen
also said Ford's inclination to
run for election in 1976 would
Cseeks to
Some works of art remain
aesthetically pleasing through-
out the millennia, but others
should definitely have a limited
life span.
The two bronze plaques that
adorn the State St. entrance to
the LSA Building fall into the

not be affected by results of
Tuesday's off-year elections.
The White House spokesman
was asked if the GOP's setback
would alter Ford's own politi-
cal plans.
"IT WILL not affect the Pres-
ident's decision that he prob-
ably will run for election in
1976," Nessen said.
The lopsided Democratic vic-
tories in House and Senate
races, Nessen said, "Didn't
come as any great surprise."
In a move to make a start on
legislative cooperation, Ford
See DEMS, Page 2

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