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.are this week's winning lottery numbers.;
Second chance numbers are 784 and 673. The
elimination number for the 14th millionaire drawing
is 652.
Cab driver fights extradition
A former city taxi driver has been charged with
the murder of his traveling companions in Arizona
-but 21-year-old Robert Billhymer, now in Wash-
tenaw County Jail, is fighting extradition. Billhy-
mer has been charged with the stabbing of Gary
Stulz, 20, and Sally Schulze, whose bodies were
found last week in Tucson. Billhymer is currently
on $50,000 bond for possession of stolen property.
He was arrested Monday while driving Stulz's car.
Arizona detectives obtained a search warrant. for
the car, which they said turned up some key evi-
dence against Billhymer. Stulz was scheduled to
appear in court to be sentenced on a charge of
possession of heroin the day he was slain. Billhy-
mer's refusal to waive extradition proceedings
may delay his return to Arizona 30 days.
LSA appointments
Vice-President for Academic Affairs Frank
Rhodes has announced two new appointments in
the literary college. 'Profs. Eva Mueller and Jean
Carduner have taken over as associate dean for
academic appointments and associate dean for
curriculum, respectively. They will replace Hay-
den Carruth, professor of speech, and Charles
Witke, professor of Greek and Latin. Carruth and
Witke will return to fulltime teaching and research
duties in their departments. Mueller, an economics
professor, and Carduner, a French scholar, must
be confirmed by the Regents Sept. 20.
Applications
Applications for research grants or fellowships
are now available in Rackham Rm. 1020 and are
due Sept. 27. The applications are for grant fund-
ing in 1975. Fellowship applications are accepted
once and only once during the year, so if you're
interested, now's the time. Also, applications for
recognition of student organizations are now
available In the SGC offices in Rm. 3909 of the
Michigan Union.
Happenings..
. ..are making a slow start for the first day of
the new term. For those determined to avoid
study, however, Norman Blake will top the bill at
the Ark Coffeehouse. Blake has played lead guitar
for Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Norman Cash, Kris
Kristofferson and others. He begins at 9 p.m... .
Nicky Cruz, a former New York City street gang
leader, will speak on satanism, the occult, witch-
craft, exorcism and his experiences with them
at 7:30 p.m. in the Pioneer High School Auditor-
ium. Cruz has authored "The Lonely Now," "Run
Baby Run" and "Satan on the Loose." Admission
is free . .. and finally, the Legal Aid Clinic will
help tenants battle rip-offs with a lecture today
and tomorrow on "How to Get Back Your Damage
Deposit," in Rm. 4310 of the Michigan Union at
noon.
Slow on integration
A national center has charged the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare with top level foot-
dragging in racial integration. In a 117-page re-
port, the Center for National Policy Review said
that "HEW's files literally bulge with documented
evidence of violations of laws." The violations, in
this case, pertain to the desegregation of northern
schools which the study says are far more seg-
regated than their southern counterparts. The re-
port blames Nixonian restraints, sloppy investi-
gative legwork, bureaucratic mismanagement and
a "bottleneck" created by the HEW general coun-
sel's insistence on unnecessarily detailed evidence
for the delay.
Chile junta criticized
The International Jurists' Commission has urged
the Chilean junta to halt executions, end summary
military justice and speed the release of political
prisoners in the interest of heading the nation back
to a "normal democratic government." The some-
what optimistic commission based its 10,000-word
report on a fact-finding tour last April.

A2's weather
Reasonably Seasonable for the first day of
classes. A 'milder flow of air will move northward
as a polar high moves off the east coast. An in-
crease in moisture accompanying the flow will
cause mostly cloudy skies today and tonight. Highs
from 72 to 77, lows dropping from 57 to 62 tonight.

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Crime
WASHINGTON (R) - Serious crimes rose six
per cent in the United States last year with
the biggest increases in suburbs and rural
areas, the FBI reported yesterday.
The annual Uniform Crime Reports reflect-
ed increases in the number of offenses report-
ed to police in all seven crime categories last
year. The highest increase was 10 per cent
for rape, the lowest two per cent for robbery.
INCREASES were reported for all sections
of the country and for cities, suburbs and rural
areas alike.
In all categories, the urban dweller was
more likely to be a crime victim than the
suburbanite or rural resident. However, the
largest cities, those with more than o n e
million residents, recorded an over-all de-
crease of one-half of one per cent. Suburban
areas reported an average increase of nine
per cent and rural areas 10 per cent.
The FBI figures, comparing the volume and
rate of crime in 1973 with the figures for the
previous year, are based on reports from
nearly all state and local police agencies.
THE FIGURES are not considered a totally
accurate measure of crime. Most critics sug-

rose

6

per

cent

Studies cite increased rapes

gest that total crime is much greater than,
the offenses reported to police.,
The 1973 increase was a return to an up-
ward trend broken only once in 18 years, when
the 1972 figures reflected a four per cent de-
crease. The only 1974 figures available show
a 15 per cent over-all increase for January
through March.
For the past five years, serious crime is up
30 per cent and since 1960 the increase is 120
per cent.
AS IS customary, the FBI report offers no
explanation for the trends in the 282 pages
of statistics and charts.
According to the report, Americans in 1973
reported 8.6 million cases of murder, assault,
rape, robbery, burglary, larceny, and auto
theft - the seven categories for which st-
tistics are collected. In 1972, there were 8.1
million reported crimes.
Adjusted for population growth, the statis-
tics show a national crime rate increase of

in

'73

about five per cent. The 1973 crime rate in-
dicates that about four out of every 100 citi-
zens was a victim of serious crime.
BROKEN DOWN by category, the report
shows that the murder rate rose four per cent
last year and 35 per cent over the past five
years.
In big cities, 21 of every 100,000 residents
were slain. The rate was highest in the South,
but all other regions showed increases. Three
of every four murder victims were men, two-
thirds were killed with firearms, and one-
fourth died in family quarrels.
The number of rapes increases 10 per cent,
the highest of any crime category, but the
total comprised less than one per cent of all
serious crimes, the report said.
"IN 1973," the report said, "47 out of every
100,000 females in this country were reported
rape victims. Since 1968, the forcible rape
rate has increased 55 per cent."
The rate was strikingly higher in cities of

250,000 or more where one of every 1,000 wo-
men was a rape victim. The rate avas far low-
er for suburbs and rural areas.
Like murder, assault occurred most often
within families, and the national rate increased
six per cent last year and 40 per cent in the
past five years.
THE FOUR categories of violent crime -
murder, assault, rape and robbery - collec-
tive rose five per cent but totaled only 869,470
while all three categories of property crimes
added 'up to 7.8 million.
The volume of property crimes increased
5.8 per cent last year, slightly less than vio-
lent crimes. But over the five-year period,
property crimes rose 28 per cent and violent
crimes 42 per cent.
By region, Western states had the highest
rates for assault, rape, burglary and larceny,
the South had the highest murder rate, and
the Northeast the, highest robbery and auto
theft rates.
ATTY. GEN. William Saxbe expressed dis-
may at the rising crime rate but he predicted
that "the incidence of crime will decline,
maybe not in 1974 but in 1975."

Strikdg
teachers
still far
from pact
By DAVID BURHENN
A strike by about 1,000 Ann
Arbor public school teachers
did not appear near a quick
end after a public debate last
night between negotiators for
the teachers and school admin-
istrators at P i o n e e r High
School.
But both sides indicated will-
ingness to begin new talks to
end the three-day-old walkout
and to sign a new one-year con-
tract.
SCHOOL Superintendent Dr.
Harry Howard said last night
that he favored immediate re-
sumption of negotiations, which
broke off Wednesday night fol-
lowing school board rejection
of the latest offer from the Ann
A r b o r Education Association
(AAEA), the teachers' union.
AAEA leader D a n i e l Bur-
roughs also indicated that he,
would welcome new talks so
that the two sides could "come
to an agreement as quickly as
we possibly can."
An understanding has been
reached between the negotiating
teams on what the school board
considers the only bargaining
points-a new salary schedule,
a reduction in the driver edu-
cation program, and a 25-min-
ute-a-day increase in the "con-
tact" time middle school teach-
ers spend with their pupils.
THE BOARD accepted the
AAEA salary package, which
would cost some $60,000 mare
than the board proposal, end
the teachers accepted compro-
mises on the driver educ~ation
and "contact" time issues.
But the two sides are still
separated by a board refusal
to consider eight additional
items which Burroughs said last
night are both "low cost" and
essential.
The AAEA demands include
a reduction in elementary level
class sizes, a decrease in the
pupil-counselor ratio at Pioneer
High School, and more time for
elementary teacher class prep-
aration.
The board negotiators have
called these demands "unaccep-
table," and have asked the
See STRIKE, Page 9

Experts urge

Ford

to shift

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
MOBS OF STUDENTS pitch tents, pop corks, clutch coupons and dig in for the long wait
to get football tickets outside Yost Fieldhou se yesterday. Hundreds of Wolverine fans
began arriving as early as Sunday to await their tickets in a picnic-like atmosphere.
GRID TICKET VIGIL

Only game
By BARBARA CORNELL
and ROGER ROSSITER

in

town!

on money
WASHINGTON (P)-President Ford yesterday heard
more than a dozen of America's leading economists urge
that the federal government ease its tight money policy
in a move to bring down record high interest rates.
Ford didn't say immediately, however, if he would
pressure the Federal Reserve Board to relax its restrictions
on money available for lending.
AT THE conclusion of a day-long White House conference of
economists, congress members and government officials, Ford also
was told there is a wide divergence of opinion on wage and price
controls.
The President, who convened the session as the first in a series
leading to his economic summit
conference this month, hailed' .''
the meeting as a success in the?'0 El&
search for cures for America's
economic ills.
Ford opposes wage and price
controls, and heard strong views
presented for and against their
reimposition.
BUT THERE was a suggestion
of a middle ground on the issue
-increased monitoring and jaw-
boning by the new Council of
Wage and Price Stability. Some 4'
of the economists believe a i
"jawboning effort could work
effectively," said Arthur Okun
of the Brookings Institution in
summarizing the panel's delib-
eration.
Ford made no specific com-
mitments but gave a strong in-
dication of the course he pre-
See ECONOMY, Page 2 Ford
School vandals sen
terrontst'messages

What's the most important
book at the University? To some
it is Cliff Notes, to some the
Bible, a check book, or the
phone book. But to the masses
of bodies and tents outside Yost
Fieldhouse this week, it is a
book of season football tickets.
The long vigil began early
Sunday morning when members
of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity
pitched their tent, tapped their
keg, and following tradition, be-
gan codifying the procedure for
the descending horde of football
fanatics.
"IT'S FUN TO BE the first
in line," said self-appointed
organizer Fred Metzger. "It
keeps you occupied and you're
guaranteed the best seats in the
house." He and his clan busy
themselves with card playing,
beer drinking, marathon frisbee
games, and just about any other
distraction they happen to stum-
ble upon.
The groggy but official-look-
ing leader estimates he has
spent 60 hours in line. Yester-
day he anticipated suffering
through another sleepless night
calling roll every hour to insure
that no group loses priority by
missing their name two calls in
See THE ONLY, Page 9

Daily Photo.by KEN FINK
OUTSIDE WATERMAN GYM, the lines formed early
even for the last day of registration and the beginning of
Drop-Add. Above are some sleepers who toughed out
a' cold night and a surprise burst of water from Diag
seprinklers at 3 a.m. yesterday. At 6 a.m., the crowd
numbered 150.

By STEPHEN SELBST
Local police and fire investi-
gators are currently seeking
clues to the identity of the per-
sons who have mailed terrorist-
style letters claiming credit for
a fire that did $25,000 damage
to the Burns Park Elementary
School two weeks ago.
The letters, sent to The Daily
and other area newspapers,
state that the fire was inten-
tionally set to destroy the school
because it is "a prison" and
concludes "one day all schools
will be destroyed by angry stu-
dents determined to change
their lives."
AUTHORITIES HAVE no sus-
pects in the August 21 fire, but
believe whoever authored the
letters started the blaze. Cer-
tain details of the fire described
in the letters were never made
public and would be known on-
ly to those directly involved, ac-

ists to serve their own purposes.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
has tested several of the letters
for fingerprints. The tests were
negative - indicating the au-
thors wore gloves, Osborne said.
Currently the department is
trying to determine if any local
youths are "boasting to friends"
about setting the Burns Park
School fire, according to Os-
borne.
In the meantime, however,
the inspector said there are no
new leads and gloomily predict-
ed "more fires."
THE LETTER, scrawled in
crude capital letters, describes
where in the school the fire
started and notes that a crow-
bar was left on the floor of that
particular classroom.
Originally firefighters picked
up the crowbar, thinking is was
their own equipment. Only after

Border guards
By GORDON ATCHESON
Customs security on both sides of the border will be beefed
up starting today to accommodate the large influx of people
expected to attend the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival in

ready for fest
points will be heavily staffed to prevent traffic jams.
"We plan to treat this like a holiday weekend," said a Canadian
customs inspector yesterday. "Our major concern will be handling
traffic."

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