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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 97

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 26, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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Dope note
The Ann Arbor Sun's dope giveaway contest has
spawned at least one elaborate practical joke. Yes-
terday a University student got a call from some-
body claiming to be Sun Editor David Fenton.
The caller told the student that he had won
the pound of dope. But to get the grass, he would
have to go to the fountain in the Briarwood mall
at 2 p.m. this afternoon. There he would meet a
man in a pin-striped suit who he should ask "got
a match?" The man would respond "pound for
pound" and lead him to the dope. Suspiciously, the
student called the Sun and spoke to the real Fenton
who denied the entire story. But come 2 p.m. the
sudent plans to be cruising the mall, looking for
a man in a pin-striped suit.
Seeing Blue
Woody Hayes is out looking for new material for
his Ohio State Buckeyes. He showed up in Dayton
last week to visit 6'2" 195 pound Lawrence Cole,
only to find that Michigan had been there first.
Cole, a linebacker and defensive end at Dunbar
High school, showed up wearing a gold sweatshirt
with Michigan emblazoned across it in blue. "Woody
wasn't real pleased," Cole said. "He wanted to
know if Bo Schembechler gave it to me just to
upset him. I just wanted to wear it to school
since I'd been up there the day before." Bo
himself was unavailable for comment yesterday.
Blood drive
The dismal state of the economy has caused
some unexpected side effects. Among other things,
the shutdown of many auto plants has also can-
celled many blood banks which are often held at
th' factories and the result has been a predictable
blood shortage. In response, the University Stu-
dent Blood Bank will be holding a blood drive
Monday through Wednesday between 11 a.m. and
5 p.m. in the Union ballroom with a goal of getting
1,200 pints. So roll up your sleeve and turn out.
Whistle stop
The Rape Education Committee of the Women's
Crisis Center will be selling whistles and passing
out information Monday in the Fishbowl as part
of their continuing battle against rape. The whis-
tles, which will cost $1.00 wil also be available at
the Women's Crisis Center at Catherine and Divi-
sion. For more information call the Center at
.. . are few and far between today. The first
meeting of the University Simulations and Strategy
Games club will be held from 1-6 p.m. in rooms
D and E of the League for all you closet Kissingers
and Strangeloves . . . athletic fans can take in the
volley ball match between the University's squad
and teams from Michigan State and Bowling Green.
That's at 5 p.m. at the IM Building . . . at 7 p.m.
there's an Outreach film, Law and Order in room
231 of Angell Hall. Admission is free . . . and
Monday's sole event is free square dancing lessons
for beginners at 8 p.m. in Barbour Gym sponsored
by the Square Dancing Club.
More CIA dirt
Senator Alan Cranston (D-Cal.) yesterday said
a special Senate Committee should investigate re-
ports that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
had murdered its own agents. In an advance text
of a speech delivered yesterday Cranston called
the alleged murders part of a "dirty laundry list of
activities by the U.S. intelligence community."
Cranston said there was "considerable substantiat-
ing evidence that the CIA murdered its' own agents
who, for one reason or another, it wanted out of
the way." Cranston claimed the CIA refers to the
alleged practice as "termination with extreme pre-
judice," a phrase Cranston termed "a ghastly sick
humor euphemism."
Beating the system
When Congressman Robert Lagomarsino (R-

Calif.) explained an old way of defrauding the mail
in the Congressional Record, Post Office officialsj
were not amused. Lagomarsino's well-known meth-
od works like this: The sender writes his own
name where the addressee's name normally ap-
pears and the addressee's name in the upper left
hand corner, then drops the letter, without a stamp,
in the mail box. The Postal Service then "delivers"
the mail "returned" for insufficient postage. While
Congressional Record readers chuckled, Postal Ser-
vice bureaucrats didn't find it funny, and sent
Lagomarsino a letter explaining that intentionally
depositing mail without postage was a crime pun-
ishable by up to a $300 fine.
On the inside ...
. . . the Sunday Magazine features Dan Boras
writing on a veteran of Ken Kesey's Merry
Pranksters currently residing in the city . . . and
learn all the details of the basketball team's
triumph over Northwestern on the Sports Page.
On the outside...
Fun for the skiers An intenses torm moping




-- Concerned about what it
fears is a national drift to-
ward socialism, the Ford
administration is mounting
a major campaign to re-
strain the growth in Social
Security benefits and oth-
er income redistribution


AP Photo
Horse play
A couple of horses in Port Angeles, Wash. str ain to munch the grass on the other side of
the fence, which apparently is greener. With more than an acre of grazing area behind
them, the duo had to turn their heads sideways to squeeze through the narrow fence.


CHICAGO () - Chairman Mary Louise Smith
of the Republican National Committee announc-
ed plans yesterday for a television campaign
"to rebuild the shattered perception the public
has of the Republican party."
Winding up a meeting of GOP state chairmen
who pledged "to stop the tide of the Democrats,"
Smith said the network negotiations will start
soon for a monthly, 30-minute television show
beginning in May giving information, perspec-
tives and viewpoints of the Republican party.
"IT WILL be a kind of magazine of the air
and will be paid for by the national committee,"
she said. "Viewers will be asked to make con-
tributions to keep the program going. We must
find positive ways to turn the tide and we have
been forced to seek new directions."
Taped interviews of prominent Republicans
also will be available for radio stations, she
She also announced that a registration drive



will be held at every level during the first th
weeks of November "to demonstrate that wea
in touch and have the public's concern in a n
election year."
"THERE STILL are 29 million who ideni
with Republicans and we must turn armcN
Republicans into active ones," Smith said."
the last elections we were unable to inspire p
lic confidence and we need a positive public
titude," she added. Researchers told the c
ference there were many problems to overcon
Tully Plesser of Cambridge Opinion Resea
said exploratory surveys showed peoplea
thinking this way:
-"Republicans are more committed to fore
policy; Democrats are more committed toc
mestic policy;" and
-"The Republican party is interested in
philosophy instead of the people and meet
their human needs."
See GOP, Page 2

Budget Director Roy Ash,
who explained the cam-
paign, said nobody likes to
use the word socialism,
but added this is what the
administration fears would
occur by the year 2000 if
present trends continue.
"IT IS better not to use that
word, because everybody locks
into position, either for or
against it, but that is the real
issue for the next 20 to 25
years," Ash said in an inter-
What the administration fears
is that income redistribution
programs would push govern-
ment spending to more than
half of the nation's Gross Na-
tional Product if they continue
to increase in years ahead at
the same rate they have grown
in the past.
And if that happens, Ash said
the United States may be irre-
versibly on the road toward a
controlled economy.
HE SAID President Ford will
tell Congress in his budget mes-
sage next week that the issue
is not a partisan one, but that
when the facts are understood
by Republicans and Democrats
alike, "I'm sure most every-
body in this country would not
want to go that route."
Ash said the administration
ree is not now making specific pro-
are posals, but he said the Con-
on- gress might want to consider
a 25-year, 5 per cent ceiling on
any real increases in total
tify benefits for all programs. That
lair would be one of several possi-
"In be alternatives, Ash added.
pub- The 5 per cent real growth
would be in addition to cost-of-
at- living increases to compensate
on- for inflation, Ash said.
me. BUT HE also said that if a
rch national health insurance pro-
are gram is enacted, that alone
would account for a 5 per cent
ign annual real growth in over-all
do- spending for these programs,
allowing other programs to
a have cost-of-living increases
i~g Among the federal redistri-
bution programs are Social Se-
curity, Medicare, food stamps,
military retirement, unemploy-
ment insurance and welfare
grants to states for such pro-
grams as aid for dependent
Ford already has signaled his
support for the campaign. In a
speech to the Conference Board
here last week, he said the
hat growth in income redistribution
h- programs has ominous impli-
g- g cations for the economy.
ate If they continue growing at
een the same 9 per cent rate in the
ian next 20 years as they have in
the past, government spending
utn at all levels "could eat up more
than half of our Gross National
the Product," the President said.

New flu bug hits Ann Arbor;
long, difficult battle to come

AP Phdto
FORD: His adlministration fears increased government support
of social welfare programs may someday lead to socialism.
Ford banks on lack
o alternatives to
energyle, econ plans
AP News Analysis
WASHINGTON - President Ford appears to be counting
heavily on the lack of a single, clear Democratic policy in Con-
gress to help him win public support for his energy and economic
Despite vows of prompt action by Democratic leaders, their
lack of a well-defined policy is helping Ford. So is the difficulty
any Congress faces in trying to impose its views on any presi-
ULTIMATELY, however, the success of Ford's effort will de-
pend primarily on how well his proposals work, whether they curb
fuel consumption and stimulate the economy without a new round
of inflation.
As the President said Thursday night, if inflation of more
than 10 per cent continues and the jobless rate is still over seven
per cent next January, "those are pretty tough odds" for him
to face in seeking a full four-year presidential term in 1976.
But he expressed confidence that the economy will rebound
from the current recession "more quickly and in a better way than
most pessimists say," a confidence that has been a central theme
of his steady round of public appearances the past two weeks.
FORD HAS been virtually forced to go over the heads of Con-
gress to the public because of two interrelated factors, the heavy
Democratic majorities in both House and Senate and the sub-
stantial disagreement between his views and those of many key
"Some of his proposals are in deep trouble. He knows it
Therefore he is taking the issue to the nation," said Senate Demo-
cratic Leader Mike Mansfield in an interview.
Despite his conversion to fighting recession and his advocacy
of a tax cut, Ford still favors less federal effort to provide jobs
than most Democrats and is fighting to trim spending by limit-
ing popular Social Security benefit increases.
gum house:
Unique if
The small, one-story house
sits on a quiet sunny corner, as
a curl of white smoke rises
from the chimney.
"Home, Sweet Home" may
be a cliche but it could never
be more appropriately applied.
RED, yellow, and blue flow-
ers decorate the front yard and
in back are a few pieces of
bubble gum - leftover bricks
which might someday be used

The flu bug is biting faster and
faster these days and as a re-
sult more city residents are
awakening bleary-eyed, with
noses running and bodies ach-
This is just the beginning of a
long,hard bout with the flu, ac-
cording to Dr. John Atwater,
director of the Washtenaw
County Health Department.

IT'S JUST a matter of time
before Ann Arbor joins the
rest of the state and the eastern
United States in falling victim
to the latest wave of flu, At-
water says.
He reports that there has been
"a drastic increase" in absen-
teism in both area public
schools and local industries.
But the University Health
Service officials say they have

Sci-fi convention
attracts 300 fans

"no documented evidence" th
the incidence of flu is any hig
er than normal seasonal re
because the facility has b
handling no more patients th
THE CURRENT influenza o
break apparently originated
the southeastern portion of t
country and has been rapi
spreading north.
In Michigan, the situation
so severe that schools w
closed last week in Wave
and Marquette.
The flu appears to be a ne
strain-the Port Chalmers v
iant-to which most people h,
a low resistance. This accoun
for the virus' massive impa
on a nationwide basis.
"IT IS A highly contagio
organism and will probablyl
a large percentage of the pop
lation in a short period of tim
striking the young, weak a
elderly first, Atwater says.
Unfortunately, there is
specific cure but the age-
addage about going home, g
ting plenty of rest, and drinki
fluids prevails. In addition,P
water believes the flu vacinati
is only partially effective.

Hundreds of sci-fi freaks
gathered together this weekend
to soak up the vibes at "Con-
fusion 13," the midwestern re-
gional science fiction convention
held at the Briarwood Hilton.
The festivities, which end
early today, were highlighted by
a series of lectures, futuristic
folk singing and a cosmic light

Star Trek and trading advice
about the best paperback books
displayed on the hucksters' ta-
Hucksters are sci-fi fans with
enormous collections of books,
magazines, or prints who sell
enough to pay their way through
the convention.
The most well-attended event
was the lecture series which
featured both authors and sci-
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