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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedoml

Ten Cents

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/ol. LXXXV, No. 86

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 14, 1975

Ten Pages

Up in smoke
A fire at the Huron Hotel in downtown Ypsilanti
early yesterday morning forced the evacuation of
several guests and employes, leaving the smoke-
charred building as the only casualty. Arson is
suspected as the cause of the blaze which began
in the women's bathroom of the hotel. "It was
a miracle that no one got hurt," said one hotel
worker. "I saw The Towering Inferno, and it was
just a miracle that it didn't happen here." One
of the hotel managers attributed the successful
rescue operation to two state troopers, William
Ward and Dean Sanderson, who noticed the fire
while on patrol at about 3 .m After altering the
fire department, the troopers broke into the build-
ing and began the evacuation.
CK strikes again
Slam-bang Top 40 Canadian radio station CKLW
has resumed its all-out attack on American sen-
sibilities after a year-long moratorium. The spot
at the top of the charts vacated by Big Eight-pro-
duced tearjerker, "The Americans," may soon be
grabbed by the station's (latest plucker of the na-
tion's heart strongs, Please, Mr. President. Focus-
ing on the plight of the nation's auto workers,
the song was written by CKLW newsman cum-
melo dramatist Randall Carlisle and performed by
aspiring majorette Paula Webb, 8, of Ypsilanti.
In her first professional effort, Paula implores,
". .. I asked her (Mommy) if Daddy didn't like
us anymore . . . she said some big words I hadn't
ever heard, something about not having any money
to buy things, and that's why Daddy doesn't have
a job anymore." In real life, Paula's mother,
uncle, and grandmother are all laid-off Ford work-
ers. Her father is a country and western singer.
New buggery
If you think the flu bug that bit you is an old
familiar one, better check twice for identifying
marks, because it may very well be a new guest.
State Health officials yesterday positively identi-
fied the first case of "Type A" influenza to be re-
ported in the Lower Peninsula since it was first'
isolated in New Zealand in 1973. The symptoms
are the same as always, including weakness, mus-
cular aches and pains, nausea, chills and head-
ache, usually striking suddenly within 24 to 72
hours after exposure to the virus. The misery
generally last three to five days and, as usual,
the doctors are prescribing rest and plenty of
WCBN on the move
If you've been looking for WCBN on the Radio,
and haven't been able to find it, there's a good
reason. They've moved from 89.5 down to 8.3
on the radio dial to make room for the Eastern
Michigan Student Radio Station WEMU. B u t
there is a chance that WCBN's new frequency will
interfere with Channel 6 T.V. Should this happen,
WCBN requests that you call 761-4300 and let them
know in no uncertain terms, because they would
rather keep their old station.
Happenings ...
. . . begin at 4 p.m. today with the Hopwood
awards for creative writing at Rackham Aud.
Author Joseph Heller of Catch 22 fame will read
some of his works .. . later recently elected 'U'
Regent Sara Power will speak at the National
Organization for Women meeting at the Unitarian
Church, 1917 Washtenaw at 8 p.m. The topic of
her discussion is "Women's Commissions at the
University Level" . . . also at 8 p.m. is a film
presentation from the Astronomical Film Festival,
"Three Pages From Space. History" at Aud. 3,
MLB. Three cosmic features from 1956, 1965, and
1974 will be shown . . . and a third 8 p.m. attrac-
tion is baritone Ralph Herbert and accompanist
Deanna Boylan who will perform at the Art School
lecture hall.
Move over Stroh's

Michigan beer lovers, take heart. Coors beer,
the famous Rocky Mountain brew, may soon be
available at your corner grocery store. The Su-
preme Court yesterday let stand a Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) order that would force the
Coors company to relax its restriction on distribu-
tion and pricing of the beverage. A FTC lawyer
said the ruling prohibits the company from forcing
its distributors to sell the beer only within a de-
signated territory. Coors claimed that easing the
distributors' restrictions will harm the quality of
the product. The FTC lawyer said as a result of
the 'uling any distributor wishing to sell to re-
tailers in other parts of the country previously off
limits will now be allowed to do so.
On the inside ...
. . . David Blomquist presents the best of the
film world on today's Arts page . . . Fan mail and
advice from our readers appears on the Editorial
page . . . and Bill Steig analyzes the Michigan
basketball team on the Sports page . .
On the outside...
It un't takec mnch wind to chill you tav A

flock to
food aid
In the midst of the current
economic crunch, applications
for food stamps in Washtenaw
County have been spiraling in
proportion with growing unem-
ployment lines, and officials say
the increase is partially due to
a significant rise in student ap-
"The economic situation has
affected students just like every-
one else," explains Ken Oettle,
the county's social services di-
rector. "Last year, their par-
ents were more equipped to help
them (students) out financially.
"THOSE WHO were able to
work could also find part time
jobs if they needed the money,"
he continues. "This year, that's
See STUDENTS, Page 10










President tells U.S.
we are in trouble
WASHINGTON (T) - President Ford proposed a $16
billion anti-recession tax cut last night, asking Congress
to vote cash rebates of up to $1,000 for individual tax-
Ford outlined a $46 billion economic and energy
package in a nationally broadcast address, calling for
higher taxes on oil and natural gas that experts said
could increase retail gasoline prices by about a nickel
a gallon.

AS FORD was telling Americans "we are in
deepening recession, White House officials were

trouble" with a
spelling out de-

ONE OF WASHTENAW COUNTY'S thousands of food st mp applicants requests an application
for her father and uncle, both of whom are invalids. The other applicants, who include more
students this year; share her hopes of qualifying for food stamp assistance.


Frye warns of new fund cuts

Acting Literary College (LSA)
Dean Billy Frye opened yes-
terday's faculty meeting with a
grim warning that the Univer-
sity's already streamlined bud-
get may "very likely" face a
total four per cent slash for
next fall.
At the same meeting, the fac-
ulty approved an amended ver-
sion of the massive Graduation
Requirements Com-
mission(GRC) report that has
dominated the agenda for over
a year.
LABELING the economic de-
tails "too gory and time-con-
suming to get into," Frye re-
minded the faculty "that every
school and college in the Uni-
versity will make two per cent
budget cuts - one per cent for
'74-75 and an additional one per
cent for '75-'76.
Frye said that all vacant fac-
ulty positions in the College
would remain frozen, at least
until Vice-President Frank
Rhodes and the Budget Priori-
ties Committee decide the final
budget cuts - slated for mid-
February at the earliest.
The dean sounded a hopeful
note "that LSA may get some
relief in the form of deferred
SOBERED by Frye's budget

report, the faculty completed
debate on the GRC amid 'con-
cern that further innovations
would place greater strains on
the budget.
Frye emphasized that the
CRC's implementation process
provides for the College Priori-

would "avoid the tragedies of
students who are disoriented
with the college's opportunities
until they are juniors, and dis-
oriented with respect to realis-
tic problems of their own per-
sonal careers."
Associate Dean for Academic

'There should be a sigh of contentment at
completing this (GRC) report.'
-LSA Acting Dean Billy Frye

ties Committee to examine and
rank recommendations that re-
quire additional funding.
The faculty's action was
spurred by Frye's suggestion to
depart from the procedure of
debating and voting on each
proposal - and instead debate
only those recommendations
which require changes in the
faculty code. Sections which do
not require code changes will
go straight to the dean's office
for implementation.
THE FACULTY supported an
elective eight - week credit
freshperson course designed to
introduce students to the Uni-
versity's resources and pro-
Psychology Prof. John Atkin-
son said he hoped the course

Counseling Marion Jackson
lauded the freshperson orienta-
tion course as "one of the
GRC's most exciting proposals,"
citing its "opportunity for sub-
stantial, personal contact with
the faculty."
However, English Prof. Emily
Cloyt told the faculty, " I was
obliged to take this as a fresh-
man at the University of Ne-
braska and found it tedious,
boring and a waste of time-
something I lament very
THE FACULTY also approv-
ed the establishment of a num-
ber of "Collegiate Institutes for
Interdisciplinary Study" which
GRC Chairman and history

Prof. Rla mond Grew said "will
create a real sense of intellec-
tural community." He described
the institutes' fumction to "meet-
ing the need for greater student-
faculty intellectual contact."
The faculty also voted to add
three faculty members to the
six faculty and three students
who presently serve on the LSA
Curriculum Committee.
Philosophy Prof. Carl Cohen
urged the faculty to quash the
GCRC's original call for three
additional students asserting,
"If I had my personal druth-
ers, the responsibility for cur-
riculum would be entirely with
the faculty."
COHEN downplayed student
contribution to the committee
as "desultory and sporadic."
Student committee member
Jane Praeger blasted the facul-
ty's decision to limit the num-
ber of students to three. "The
addition of students would have
been useful to both students and
faculty. At the very least they
keep them open to the kinds of
changes that must continue to
occur to, keep education mean-
ingful and timely."
The faculty also charged the
Curriculum Committee, which
reviews all academic courses
See FRYE, Page"2

tails of proposals he will present
Union message tomorrow.
That address to Congress, the
officials said, will call for per-
manent reductions in the tax
rates for individuals, a cut from
8 per cent to 42 per cent in the
corporate tax rate, a doubling of
the low-income tax allowance
and a $150 tax credit for home-
owners, who insulate their
houses or take other energy-
saving steps.
Nevertheless, the Ford ad-
ministration will recommend a
budget deficit of about $40 bil-
lion in fiscal 1976, which would
be the biggest peace-time bud-
get deficit in the nation's his-
tory, administration sources
disclosed yesterday.
In addition, the sources said
the administration expects the
1975 budget deficit will top $30
billion, also a record high, and
more than three times the defi-
cit recommended by former
President Nixon.
MEANWHILE, House Demo-
cratic leaders set out economic
relief policies yesterday with
priority on a tax cut and more
Speaker Carl Albert said he
expected House action within
60 days on legislation to cut
taxes from between $10 billion
and $20 billion for low and
moderate income persons.
IN HIS 20-minute television
and radio address, President
Ford declared "we have no
choice" but to put "our domes-
tic house in order."
The program he outlined to
the public included these major
* The immediate tax cut im-
plemented by giving 12 per cent
cash rebates, up to a maximum
of $1,000 per tax return, to in-
dividuals based on their 1974
tax payments.
* Higher taxes ontforeign
and domestic oil, natural gas
and windfall profits of oil pro-
ducers, to bring in $30 billion,
whichrwould be returned to the
economy under procedures
Ford did not describe in detail
in his speech.
See FORD, Page 2

to Congress in his State of the

City ordered t
repay bus line
City Administrator Sylvester Murray revealed last night that
Circuit Court Judge Patrick Conlin has ordered the city to pay
back $138,000 allegedly taken from the Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority (AATA).
Conlin's decision favored six .local citizens who filed a lawsuit
a year ago charging the city with wrongfully taking $221,000 from
the AATA and asking for a restoration of the funds.
MURRAY said at last night's City Council meeting that
Conlin ruled Ann Arbor had "no right" to the runds and "agreed
with the plaintiffs . . . ordering the city to pay $138,000" to the
City Attorney Edwin Pear indicated he may appeal the de-
Pear explained that the decision was for $138,000 because the
city legally accounted for some $80,000 of the total.
The plaintiff's lawsuit claimed that the city, while collecting
some $1,400,000 gross intake from a 2 -mill transportation bond
passed in April 1973, "took the AATA's funds without AATA's


........fu tu re
6 s;
By the turn of the century
we can expect the first baby to
be.born on the moon," predi ted
renowned space flight engineer
Wernher von Braun in a Future
Worlds series lecture last night.
"All space flight will be based
on the shuttle system ny 1980
or '90," he added. "The cost of
space travel will be approxi-
mately 16 per cent of wnat it is
presently b e c a u s e the ve-
.L h M /hicles will be reusable. And
passengers will not nave to be
trained as astronauts."

now the going is rough, and
it may get rougher."
tells of
by CIA
rector William Colby appeared
yesterday before a blue-ribbon
panel appointed by President
Ford to investigate allegations
the Central Intelligence Agen-
cy engaged in illegal domestic
Scheduled to follow Colby
were his two predecessors as
CIA director, James Schlesing-
er and Richard Helms.
AT A brief swearing-in cere-
mony before the panel went
into closed session, Vice Presi-
dent Nelson Rockefeller, chair-
man of the eight-man group,
said, "This commission has but
one purpose, we're going to get
to the bottom of this problem."
As the lead-off witness, Col-
by was expected to tell the
panel what he learned from his
own investigation of alleged do-
mestic surveillance by the CIA.
The Rockefeller panel session
was the opening round in the
investigations touched off by al-
legations that, in violation of
its congressional mandate, the
CIA spied on domestic anti-
war groups during the Vietnam
conflict and maintained files on
thousands of Americans.
TWO SENATE committees
plan to begin hearings later this
week. And in the House, the
majority Democrats met in
caucus yesterday to discuss a
proposal to create a special
committee to investigate the
Ford named the panel on
January 5 and directed its mem-

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