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Vol. LXXXV, No. 123

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 26, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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IFUSEE W1 AAMCALL yj\y
For the birds
Bird watchers take notice-a number of house
sparrows in Stallings, Mich. have been winged-
tagged in the East Quad area to study the flocking
behavior inbirds. If you see a bird with brightly-
colored tags on its wings, please note the following:
(1) the color of the tag on each wing; (2) the time
of day; (3) location; (4) number and kind of birds
accompanying tagged birds; and (5) whether it's
flying normally or abnormally. Please send any
such information to Marina Wong, Bird Division,
University Museum of Zoology.
Oops!
Yesterday we reported that the GermanDept.
will be holding make-up sessions for those who
have missed classes because of the GEO strike:
however, sources in the department stressed today
that the classes are not make-up; they are emer-
gency sessions and the department will continue
with the regular syllabus as scheduled. In addition,
the times of the sessions reported yesterday were
apparently erronious-the actual schedule will be
as follows:
German 101 (MTWThF)-1 p.m. B119 MLB
German 102 (MTWF)-12 noon 2008 MLB
German 222 (MTWF)-11 a.m. B110 MLB
Also, we reported yesterday that the cost for a
four inch ad in The Daily's annual Summer Sublet
Supplement will be $7 unless the ads are submitted
after March 7, in which case the cost would be $9.
In fact, however, the cost for an ad submitted
before March 7 will be $8. Incidentally, yesterday's
report on the local voter registration sites elided
listing the fire station at the corner of Beale and
McIntosh, near Bursely Hall on N. Campus. In
order to be eligible to vote in the April city elec-
tion, you must register before March 10.
"
Sex note
State senator David Plawecki (D-Dearborn) has
introduced a new obscenity bill at the Lansing
Statehouse. If passed, the legislation would ban
movies that are "obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy
or indecent" from showing at drive-in theaters. Any
X-rated movie is also included in the ban. The
wide-sweeping measure would disallow skin flicks
that are visible beyond the physical boundaries of
the theater. Violation of the law would be punish-
able by a fine up to $1,000 and a year in the
clinker.
Happenings ...
are eclectic today. Singer Loudon Wainright
III will be ready and willing to shake your hand
today at noon, in the record department of the U
Cellar. It will be a strictly "bring your own skunk"
affair . . . the film "We Are the Palestinian
People" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. tonight,
along with another film focusing on the Arab
peoples, "Ramparts of Clay," at 8 and 10:30 p.m.,
both at the MLB. The double bill is sponsored by
the Friends of the Ann Arbor Sun Film Series .. .
anyone interested in supporting the Wounded Knee
Legal Defense/Offense should attend a meeting of
the group at 7:30 tonight, in Rm. 25 Angell Hall
. . . the University of Washington's Robert Paine
will deliver a lecture on the subject of ecology
at 3 p.m. in MLB 4. The talk will be sponsored by
the Museum of Zoology and the School of Natural
Resources . . . a discussion with women in non-
traditional jobs, sponsored by the Commission for
Women, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.
at the Plant Department Conference Room (326
E. Hoover) . . . Tyagi Ji, a cosmic transmitter, will
be holding an open session at 7:30 p.m. at the
Friends Meeting House, 1416 Hill. The meeting
will be sponsored by Students for Self-Realization
... and registration for speed reading and learning
skills classes will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at 1610 Washtenaw, in the University Reading and
Learning Skills Center.
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Aborted ruling
West Germany's highest court yesterday over-
turned a law to permit abortion on request, saying
it violated the constitutional "right to life." Ernst

Benda, president of the Constitutional Court in
Karlsruhe argued, "The usual phrase, interruption
of pregnancy, cannot disguise the fact that basic-
ally it is a homicidal act." The court ruled on a
law the governing Social Democrats pushed
through parliament last year and which would
have permitted abortion on request during the
first three months of any pregnancy. Benda said
the majority of the justices considered legalized
abortion in violation of Article Two of the Basic
Law, which says that "everyone shall have a right
to life." Benda said in the ruling that only abor-
tions performed on women victims of rape or to
prevent the birth of a deformed child will be
permitted.
O
On the inside ...
Edit Page features an informal guide to
housing by Norris Klein . . . Sports Page includes
an interview by Leba Hertz with hockey stars
Randy and Chris Manery . . . and Arts Page is
highlighted by the weekly food column by Robin
Hergott.
On the outside"...
Winter's not over yet. If you don't believe that,

Fewer dorm

rooms open

for

fall

By GLEN ALLERHAND
Students reapplying for dormitory rooms next
year may be turned away to make space for an
increased number of incoming freshmen, ac-
cording to the Housing Office.
Housing Director John Feldkamp reports,
"We'll have room for about 3000 students (in the
traditional residential halls) and a demand by
about 4000 students."
HE ADDED: "the demand for residence halls
is up while the number of freshman applications
has increased 30 per cent."
Feldkamp attributes the increase to "the Uni-
versity's fine academic reputation" and to a gen-
eral trend whereby "education does not neces-
sarily suffer in tight economic times."
Housing Office policy is to first place incoming
freshpeople requesting on-campus housing in
residence halls.
Feldkamp says, "The increase in freshman ap-

plications means 50 to 100 more freshmen must
be housed." Consequently, those current dorm
residents seeking to return to their halls next
year will be competing for fewer spaces. Thus,
some of them will be forced out of on-campus
housing.
FELDKAMP commented, "We're going to have
some pretty upset students."
The Housing Office determines who lives in
the dorms by a priority system. Of those who
wish to return the following year, students re-
questing the same room stand the best chance
of surviving the housing squeeze.
Next in line are those reapplying to the same
houses within the dorms. Third on the priority
list are resident hall occupants seeking to come
back to the same dormitory. The last on the
list are people within the dormitory system ap-
plying to different halls for the next year.
Feldkamp notes that residents reapplying to

Return spaces not guaranteed

the same house within a residence hall will get
in "providing no more than about 40 per cent of
the house wants to return."
REAPPLICATION procedures will start after
spring break. According to Feldkamp, "The pro-
posed reapplication starts on March 17 and goes
through March 21."
If the students vying to get back into the
dorms next year are rejected immediately, their
chances to find alternate housing are fair.
According to Shirley Lowell of Wilson White
Company, a local rental agency, "Bigger apart-
ments are gone by the end of February and the
first part of March. All are rented by Septem-
ber." She claims that a student has got "pretty
good chances if he doesn't want anything big."

Jane Fisher, of Campus Rentals, says that
her company's apartments are "75 per cent
gone." Fisher comments, "The real rental rush
happens the last couple weeks in January. After
March 15, things are pretty gloomy.'.'
A REPRESENTATIVE of Summit-Hamilton
Management Company notes that a person's
chances of finding off-campus housing are "still
pretty good." We would only have 35-40 per cent
of our apartments gone by mid-March."
Even if those turned away from the dormitory
spaces get apartments or houses, they must con-
tend with ever-increasing rental costs in the Ann
Arbor housing jungle. Elaine Price, of McKinley
See FEWER, Page 2

Dems

pave

way

for

oil

depletion

allowance cutback

WASHINGTON (A-Dem-
ocrats struck a blow at the
controversial oil depletion
allowance yesterday, agree-
ing to let the full House
consider its elimination as
part of an emergency tax
package.
The caucus of House
Democrats voted 153 to 98
to instruct the Rules Com-
mittee to clear the way for
a vote on an amendment
killing the depletion allow-
ance and virtually all na-
tural gas retroactive to the
Accord

start of this year. Their
action overruled the Ways
and Means Committee.
THE amendment, sponsored
by Rep. William Green (D-Pa.)
would be attached to the eco-
nomic emergency tax cut bill
now under consideration.
The caucus action also will
allow a vote on a proposal by
Rep. Charles Wilson (D-Tex)
to let small independent pro-
ducers continue to receive the
depletionallowance for up to
3,000 barrels of production a
day if these producers have no
interest in service stations or
refining.
close
stri~ke

In other major energy-eco-
nomic news:
President Ford assured U.S.
oil producers that a minimum
per barrel price would be set
for all oil sold in the United
States.
-The Federal Power Com-
mission ordered complete re-
porting of the nation's proven
natural gas reserves. Previously
only reserves available to inter-
state pipelines under FPC juris-
diction have had to be reported.
-The Senate Interior Commit-
tee added to an energy con-
servation bill a provision re-
quiring that any attempt to de-
control domestic oil prices will
be subject to quick review-and
possible veto-by Congress.
Currently, the oil depletion
allowance permits 22 per cent
of gross income from petroleum
property to be deducted from
taxable income up to a top of
50 per cent of taxable net in-
come. Industry spokespersons
insist this is a crucial invest-
ment incentive, but critics con-
tend it is a symbol of tax law
inequity and an unwarranted
tax favor for oil companies.
HOUSE Speaker Carl Albert
(D-Okla.) said: "I'm sure the
Democratic members of the
Rules Committee will follow the
caucus dictate." Albert also
said he thinks the House will
pass a depletion repeal. "The
depletion allowance isn't very
popular these days-except in
the Southwest. That's the last
stand."
Common Cause, the self-styled
citizens' lobby, applauded the
caucus action and said repeal of
the allowance "will retire a
granddaddy of special interest
See DEMOCRATS, Page 8

in

GEO

By JIM TOBIN
Negotiating t e a m s for the University and the Graduate
Employes' Organization (GEO) reached a tentative agreement on
their dispute over class size after four and a half hours of bar-
gaining yesterday afternoon. Two major problems continue to
divide the parties-economics and agency shop.
Further the parties have agreed to request postponement of
the fact-finding hearing which is scheduled to begin this morn-
ing in Detroit. Should fact-finding occur, the 15-day-old strike
will be dragged on for up to two or three more weeks as the
fact-finder hears the cases from both parties and forms his
recommendation for a contract.
THE CLASS size provision is essentially a spirit clause.
Departments will be required to consult the GEO on matters
concerning class size policy. Also, departments will be encouraged
to formulate a policy on class size where none exists. In addition,
See ACCORD, Page 2

AP Photo
Traveling through time
Doug Parkin dismantles a clock on Salt Lake City's Main Street. Erected between 1868 and 1880,
the clock was first run by a waterwheel, then by springs and batteries, and finally by an elec-
tric system. Parkin is removing the clock temporarily while a Main Street renovation goes on.
PROGRAM IN FLUX:

Teamster, UAW negotiators
may join GEO strike talks

Pilotd
By BILL TURQUE
Despite the threats posed by
cutbacks and changing student
values, the Pilot Program is
attempting to surmount its chal-
lenges and take on new dimen-
sions.
Pilot, housed in Alice Lloyd,
is designed to provide an ideal
intellectual living-learning at-
mosphere, causing problems in
evaluating its success.
"I THINK Pilot's problem is
that it has set for itself very
high ideals, and they're very
seldom met," said Dick Munson,
the current Pilot director.
Munson is frustrated at Pilot's
perpetual aspiration to the
living-learning ideal, which he
feels by definition can never be
fully realized.
As a result, he has put a

fooks to
recent emphasis on tangible,
socially useful projects, such as
the "People's Yellow Pages,"
and the voter registration ref-
erendum drive.
ANOTHER problem Munson
acknowledges is Pilot's size.
The program attracts students
with varying levels of conmit-
ment to the program.
"Obviously," he said, "in a
dorm this size you are going
to have people who are apa-
thetic."
Changing student values also
hamper Pilot. During the sixties
the program became a center
of student activism in the civil-
rights, anti-war and ecology
movements. In the seventies
people became more interested
in traditional academic pursuits.
"WHEN we were in college

future
back in the late sixties," said
Bill Milczarski, a resident di-
rector for the program, "I don't
remember studing as hard for
all my classes put together as
some people here go at one
course. People are really into
studying now."
"Something got lost," ad-
mitted Tom Lobe former Pilot
director. "Something doesn't
work anymore."
"They're getting more sel-
fish," stated one student, who
spent two years in Pilot Pro-
gram. "People are saying 'Well,
I have to study and I can't
spend any time with the com-
munity," he added.
OTHER students respond in
the opposite manner. Some of
Pilot's students and staff feel
See PILOT, Page 8

By ANN MARIE LIPINSKI
A source close to the Grad-
uate Employes' Organization
(GEO) revealed yesterday that
Chuck O'Brien, Teamster Inter-
national organizer for the Mich-
igan area, may join the GEO at
the bargaining table "if the Uni-
versity tries to mess around
with these last minute negotia-
tions."
The source also stated that
"there's a chance" a United
Auto Workers (UAW) represent-
ative may be called upon to en-
ter into GEO negotiations with
the University. The source did
not rule out the possibility that
UAW President Leonard Wood-
cock or Vice President Doug
Fraser may be sent should the
GEO call upon UAW for assist-
ance in bargaining.
HUBERT EMERICK, Assist-
ant Director of Technical Office
and Professional for UAW, and
top aide to Fraser said yester-
dav "If the GEO makes the

morning reiterating his offer.
The source said the GEO may
now accept O'Brien's offer, "to
show that we can still hold pres-
sure on the University."
"They're (GEO) a y o u n g
group, they're a new group,
they've asked us for support be-
cause they need it, and we're
willing to supply the support
they need," O'Brien said yes-
terday.

EMERICK s a i d yesterday
that, "Although the GEO has
not yet asked us to assist them
at the table in this round of ne-
gotiations, they know where I'm
at. Whatever they've asked of
us so far, we've given them."
Emerick maintains that "the
University probably won't roll
over and play dead if a Team-
ster or UAW representative
See TEAMSTERS, Page 2

Daley triumphs

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in

By AP and Reuter
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor
Richard Daley, last of the big
city political bosses, last night
won a surprisingly easy Demo-
cratic party endorsement -
tantamount to re-election - for
a record-breaking sixth term in
office.

man known locally as "King
Richard" - an outside chance
of winning.
The other two Democratic
candidates were black state
Sen. R i c h a r d Newhouse
and former Prosecutor Edward
Hanrahan. Neither man was a
factor in the race.

the Democratic party hie
in Chicago within the a
years was a prime car
issue but Daley, in his
manner, ignored most of1
sues raised by his oppon
He said that the indic
and conviction of former
Otto Kerner and former

uJhicago
rarchy those in any large urban cen-
st two ter.
mpaign Despite an army of several
usual thousand policemen, lawyers
the is- and members of private citizens
rents. groups watching over today's
ctment primary elections, officials re-
r Gov. ceived 600 complaints of alleg-
rCook ed voting irregularities and 12

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