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Vol. LXXXV, No. 105

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 5, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Women's Year
The Women's Movement received an official shot
in the arm yesterday from the Ann Arbor City
Council which passed a resolution establishing 1975
as International Women's year. The resolution,
prgposed by councilwoman Colleen McGee, held
that "Ann Arbor . . . has long been in the fore-
front of legal and social changes pertaining to the
status of women and wishes to encourage others
to recognize the equal status of women as co-
partners in all areas of endeavor."
Not a leg to stand on
An attempt on the part of the Sheriff's Depart-
ment to save money backfired last week, when a
convicted robber and rapist signed himself out of
University hospital. The charges against him had
been temporarily dropped, so the county would not
have to pay his hospital bills. Sheriff Department
officials planned to recharge the criminal when he
was released from the hospital. It appeared to be
a fairly safe idea, because he only had one leg. The
other had been recently amputated. But on Janu-
ary 26 the one legged criminal requested an
immediate discharge, and with no legal hold over
him, authorities granted it. Fortunately, after sev-
eral'days of silence from the Sheriff's Department,
the rapist was picked up at a relative's home in
Westland, and returned to Washtenaw County Jail.
Equal justice?
A controversial landlord-tenant ordinance passed
7-4 by Ypsilanti's city Council Monday night. The
ordinance will supposedly accelerate enforcement
of housing infractions. The bulk of the ordinance is
composed of the most common violations of the
S v housing code, and offenses against the new
ordinance will be criminal, and not civil as they
were previously. But this new law can work two
ways. Both landlords and tenants can charge each
other with violations. However Councilmember
Martin Gillentine (R-5th ward) opposed the bill
because he believes it is unfair to landlords. "It is
another case of harassment and intimidation of
the people who foot the bill for the city," he said.
Happenings ,...
... are extensive today, beginning with a semi-
nar sponsored by the Art School and conducted by
attorneys Edward Needleman and Bob Kafin on the
Artist and the Environmental Law from 10 to 12 in
Rm. 2114 in the Art and Architecture Bldg. . . .
the Guild House Campus Ministry presents a Lun-
cheon discussion on the Personal Values in Per-'
sonal Relationships at noon in Guild House at 802
Monroe St. ... at 2 p.m. there will be a panel dis-
cussion on Indians and the Criminal justice sys-
tem in the Lawyers Club Lounge . . . and for the
science buffs, Peter Van Dresser will speak on
Biotechnique Recentralization at 3:15 p.m. in 2104
of the Art and Architecture Bldg. . . . Indians are
a popular subject today, with Regina Brave Dixon
and Bob Yellow Bird will speaking on the Indian
movement . . . at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Rm.
of the Union, there will be a teach-in called "Bus-
ing, What are the Issues," pertaining to the past
busing trouble in Boston . . . the East Wind Song
And Dance Troupe will present a culture night,
with songs, an Asian-American poetry reading,
songs, skits relating to the Asian-American experi-
ence, and refreshments . . . And for those of you
interested in enlightment, Tyage Ji, a cosmic
transmitter, will be holding open sessions at 7:30
tonight in the Friends Meeting House.
Ford still sinking
And President Ford continues to dive. Accord-
ing to a recent Harris Poll, his public standing
has hit a new low, with 60 per cent of the American
people reacting to him negatively. The survey
reported Monday that Ford's popularity is down
ten percent from last month. 72 percent of those

polled said he had been unsuccessful in keeping
the economy healthy, 51 per cent said he didn't
inspire confidence while only 22 per cent said he
did, and ten percent were unsure. "These latest
Harris Survey results may be tied closely to the
peoples rejection of Ford's proposed tax on oil
imports, which meets with better than two to one
opposition," the Harris organization said.
Almost ungratefully dead
Guitarist Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and
Kingfish got into an argument with his wife
Frankie, and after exchanging some heated words,
she ran into a bedroom and shot herself with a .22-
caliber pistol. Ms. Weir, a former dancer who
presently heads a travel service, suffered a serious
stomach wound.
On the inside ...
. . Edit page features an interview with Jean
Pierre Debris about his experiences in Viet Nam
.Onarts page Robin Hergott describes a de-
lectable beef stroganoff . . . and on the sports
page, Ray O'Hara writes on Wolverine wrestler
Mark Johnson.
On the outside...
A oar A an *n v t ut mm- cl, c' k Actnrm cvre t





to Turkey
Kissinger attacks
iliitary funds loss*
WASHINGTON ( - All U.S. military aid to Turkey
was cut at midnight last night in accordance with Con-
gressional action last year. The move provoked an angry
reaction from Turkish leaders, and Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger called it "a tragedy".
Congress voted last year to cut off U. S. military aid
to Turkey unless substantial progress had been made in
negotiations between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus.
The deadline for those negotiations was last night.

A thousand times no!
Randy Culp, an engineering student, entertains in "An Evening of Mime and Pantomime" last night in the Residential College Au-
ditorium. Joining Randy in the brilliant performance were Kar en Risdon and Seth David, both Residential College students.

Sandberg quits SGC

The long awaited and hinted
at resignation -of Student Gov-
ernment Council (SGC) presi-
dent Carl Sandberg became
reality yesterday, when Sand-
berg announced he would leave
his post at tomorrow's council
In his resignation letter, Sand-
berg said that "an inability to
find employment in the Ann
Arbor area" was behind the
HE SAID "registration as a
University of Michigan student
is a prerequisite for serving as
a student government officer,
and without a source of income
I cannot register for the current
academic term."
Early last month it was re-
vealed that Sandberg had not
been enrolled in the Fall semes-
ter. At that time, the council
leader announced he would
make a decision to enroll or
resign by February 1.
But Sandberg did not release
his decision until yesterday after
hints were dropped repeatedly
during the last few weeks that
this resignation was immenent.
Sandberg indicated he had de-
layed the announcement until
certain items on the SGC agen-
da, including the controversial
payment of $5,000 to Tom Bent-
ley, SGC legal advocate, were
passed by council.
dent, Reddix Allen will replace
Sandberg. The leading candi-
dates for Allen's vice presidency
are believed to be David Faye,
current SGC Coordinating Vice
President, and Calvin Tucker,
present Director of Student Or-

Sandberg became SGC presi-
dent when Lee Gill resigned last
winter. Sandberg was at that
time the president of the Rack-
ham School Government, and
held an elected seat on council.
It was his investigation into
Gill's alleged embezzlement that
brought Sandberg into the SGC
Sandberg called a political
party, formed around himself,
the "Reform Party," and his
major issue became cleaning up
council's tangled finances.
"I'VE BEEN playing the
same note on the piano since
I came to office, that of re-
form," he said recently. "We
did our best to reform the
mechanism to make it cost

"If you compare SGC in the
last 13 months to the SGC in the
previous three years, it is ob-
vious that this last 13 months
have been the more cost Zfec-
tive. It all points up to just
better government," Sandberg
HOWEVER, Sanberg's term
in office was plagued by yet
another in a long string of con-
troversial SGC elections - the
fall 1974 balloting suffered from
the lowest voter turnout in re-
cent SGC history.
Sandberg was low-key in com-
parison to the flamboyant and
controversial predecessors. The
most visible actions taken by
his administration were a series
of civil suits against GI, former

SGC president Bill Jacobs, and
former council treasurer David
Schaper for the alleged mis-
management of thousands of
dollars of SGC funds.
Asked what he hoped for coun-
cil's future recently, Sandberg
said "I hope it will restrict its
activities to the constitutents of
SGC in a direct way, and that
should be done with greater
cost effectiveness, more con-
stituent participation, and more
allocation to the immediate
He added, "Students should
take a more active role in SGC.
They should get on committees,
come to meetings and crucify
their student representatives
when they don't come through
for them."

yesterday he is consulting with
congressional leaders to see
about a compromise that would
allow U. S. military aid to Tur-
key to continue. He noted the
midnight cutoff and said: "It is
a tragedy."
"It will not help the negotia-
tions and it will weaken the
defense of the West," he told
newsmen after a closed-door
briefing for the House Foreign
Affairs Committee.
Kissinger said that a plan for
him to meet with the foreign
ministers of Turkey and Greece
in Brussels on Saturday is only
At the State Department,
s"okesman Robert Anderson put
doubts on such talks when he
said the scheduled cutoff of
American aid to Turkey "puts
an entirely different dimension"
on the matter.
HE ADDED that any meet-
ings Kissinger might have with
Foreign Minister Melih Esen-
bel of Turkey and his Greek
counterpart, Dimitri Bitsios,
"may or may not take place."
Anderson's statement came
shortly after a diplomatic
source in Brussels reported that
Esenbel would be in Brussels
Saturday for talks with Kissin-
The prosoect of a Kissinger
meeting with the Greek and
Turkish officials arose last
week. American sources indi-
cated the talks would take place
in Brussels some time no later
than Feb. 10 while Kissinger
was on his way to the Middle
government agencies have been
informed to cut off all sales of
defense items and services to
Turkey as well as all credits to
finance such transactions.
The spokesman added that no
licenses will be issued by the
government for the transporta-
tion of arms, ammunition, "and
implements of war, including
technical assistance."
And any equipment now in
route to Turkey will be stop-
ped and diverted elsewhere,
Anderson said.
harsh and swift. Premier Sadi
Irmak said that the U. S. Con-
gress "erred gravely" in cut-
ting off the aid, and the move
will force Ankara to change its
relationship with the United
He said the congressional de-
cision will not influence this
country's policy toward Cyprus,
See TURKEY, Page 2

as Tory
Ie" .der
By The AP and Reuter
LONDON - Edward Heath
stepped down- as head of the
Conservative Party yesterday
after a stunning upset by Mar-
garet Thatcher, a 49-year-old
former education minister who
now stands a chance to become
Britain's first woman prime
Thatcher failed to gather
enough votes to win the party
leadership on the first ballot,
Heath, who headed the Con-
servatives for 10 years, was up-
set by Thatcher 130-119 in a
secret ballot among Tory mem-
bers of the British Parliament.
HEATH, prime minister from
June, 1970, to March, 1974, had
expressed grim determination
to remain at the helm of the
party, despite losing the last
two general elections to Harold
Wilson's Labor Party and grow-
ing criticism of hisleadership.
Thatcher faces a second bal-
lot a week from yesterday be-
cause she failed to pull an
absolute majority. A dark horse,
Hugh Fraser, received 16 votes,
while 11 Conservative parlia-
mentarians did not vote.
Thatcher, the former educa-
tion minister, said the time has
come forta woman prime minis-
ter in Britain. She gathered with
elated supporters and told re-
porters she was "cautiously con-
See HEATH, Page 2


Few students disturbed over
LSA ROTC no-credit decision

Few students displayed strong
displeasure yesterday at the de-
cision by the faculty of the lit-
erary college (LSA) not to re-
instate LSA credit for courses
taught in the ROTC (Reserve
Officers Training Corps) pro-
"Being involved in ROTC in-
volves a big time commitment,"
noted a senior in the program
between classes at North Hall.
"When you're carrying 16 credit
hours and taking classes here
too it's a strain. It's like having
a part time job.
"BUT," HE added, "a lot of

Ford's food plan
Iblocked by House

the courses here don't reaily de-
serve c r e d i t. The quality of
some of the instruction i3n't as
high as the quality of most of
what's offered in the Univer-
A second year Army ROTC
student remarked, "Some of
the courses demand more work
than the average LSA course,
and some of the teaching is
just as good. So credit for those
courses would have been jus-
"It doesn't make that much
difference, though," he con-
tinued, "because there aren't
many of those courses. A lo' of
classes taught here are also
taught in LSA, and taught bet-
ter there. And a lot of the
courses here are strictly nmili-
Gordon's feelings about the fac-
ulty's decision betrayed a quite
different perspective on the
ROTC program. "I'm really
happy they denied them credit,"
he said. "War should not be
taught on a campus."
Junior Robert Miller, an or-
ganizer of the Comm:.tee to
Stop ROTC, was l i k e w i s e
pleased by the decision. "It
shows that student support can
still be mobilized to exert in-
fluence. These political issues
are not dead on campus."
A r m y Commanding Officer
Colonel Kenneth Irish refused
to comment yesterday on the
faculty action, but earlier in the
weektermed the action "un-
fair," and voiced c-acern that

New sports facility lacks
women's locker rooms

Navy Lieutenant Jerry Mul-
lins, a ROTC senior class in-
structor, said yesterday, "It
doesn't make terribly much dif-
ference to the Navy. Students
deserve credit for the worK they
do, but the fact that they're
here shows they are willing to
do the work without the ;:redit.
"They can already get engi-
neering school credit, ' he noted.
"I don't think it will make any
difference in enrollment."

House vited overwhelmingly
yesterday to block Ford ad-
ministration plans that would
trim food stamp benefits to the
poor on March 1.
The vote was 374-39 on a has-
tilv drafted bill which would
freeze the cost to food stamp
reninients for the rest of the
year at levels in effect last
January 1.
A TOTrAIL of 105 Republicans
abandoned the Administration
line and voted with 269 Demo-
crats auainst immediate cujts in
the po"nilar program. Only 34
Renlhlinans stood by the Presi-

OPPONENTS contend the
the elderly poor. Indeed, some
aged, blind and disabled poor
would have to spend $45 for $46
worth of stamps under the new
schedule, leaving them with an
effective monthly benefit of just
one dollar.
The Senate Agriculture Com-
mittee was to consider identical
legislation today, and committee
sources said they expected the
bill to be cleared by the full
Senate by tomorrow at the
A similar one-sided vote in
the Senate could discourage
Ford from vetoing the bill, since

The new University Multi-Sports building, a
$1.4 million tennis and track structure opened
two months ago, is already being attacked by
its users as inadequate.
The biggest complaint, from female athletes,
is that the structure, completely lacks women's
locker and shower facilities.
"WE ONLY have a bathroom-there are no
lockers or showers for women," said Diane
Czernecki, a member of the women's tennis
team, yesterday. "You would expect this in
an older gym, like Waterman," she added,
"but not in a brand new building."
Another team member, Andy Laffey, charg-
ed that "each of the male teams has their own
locker room and whirlpool bath. We feel this
is discriminatory."
When asked about the charges last night,
Charles Harris, an administrative assistant in
the Athletic Department, said, "We are aware

April. Harris said yesterday that 1,600 persons
have already been given memberships.
The lowest student rate for use of the tennis
courts is four dollars. Czernecki claimed that
"the Athletic Department is really raking it
in on these courts. Football gives them a lot
of money, but this is big, too."
DESPITE THE FEES, the courts are readily
taken. "Reservations for tomorrow were filled
between 8 and 8:20 a.m. today," Harris said.
He added that court hours have been extended
to help deal with the overcrowding.
Another major problem created by the new
building are unattended children. "When the
facility first opened," Harris said, "there were
a lot of little kids running around unsuper-
vised." Officials are concerned that a young-
ster could be injured.
For that reason, children under college age
are only allowed in the building on Sunday
morning between 10 a.m. and noon, and then


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