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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


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Vol. LXXXV, No. 129

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 14, 1975

Ten Cents

Ten, Pages

Food for thought
An LSA student in the Grad's Library's rare
book room recently decided to take a break from
his tedious research. Just as he had finished un-
wrapping his carefully prepared snack, he was
approached by a library employe. "I'm sorry,"
she said, "but there's no eating in the University
library system, especially in the rare books room."
The startled student remarked innocently, "Oh, I
wasn't eating. I was just reading a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich."
925 and 572...
..are this week's winning lottery numbers,
and that ain't all. If you have both numbers, for-
get about your dwindling grade point and pray
that your luck will hold up for the $200,000 draw-
ing. The $1 jackpot gold ticket numbers were: six
digits 651170, five digits 08959, and three digits 464.
The million dollar elimination number was: 090926,
and the market basket bonus numbers were 796,
251, 434.
. . . are scant but impressive today. Consumer
advocate Ralph Nader will speak on "Corporate
Power, Consumerism and Food," at 1 p.m. at Hill
.. the 16mm film festival continues with shows at
7, 9, and 11 p.m. at the old Architecture Aud...-.
the Natinal Farmer's Organization is sponsoring
a Wisconsin cheese sale at the Saline farm council
grounds at Ann Arbor and Saline Roads, and on
campus at Hill Aud and South Ingals from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.. ..the play "Trial by Jury" of Gilbert
and Sullivan will be presented by the Law School
today, tomorrow, and Sunday, at 8 p.m. in the E.
Quad Auditorium . . . and summer subletters Are
reminded that today is the last day for placing an
ad in the Daily's summer sublet supplement.
Cloudy shies black eyes
How many times have gloomy weather predic-
tions made you want to belt Marilyn Turner right
in the .. . jaw? Well, a Memphis, Tenn. man, ap-
parently upset about the heavy rains there had his
way when he slugged his local television weather-
man just before air time Wednesday night. A re-
ceptionist for WHBQ-TV told police the man came
to the station and asked to talk to the weather-
man Dave Brown about his forecast. She told the
man Brown was about to go on the air, but he
rushed past her and into the studio. The man then
hit Brown and knocked him down before being
ppushed from the studio by other station em-
ployes Incidently, Brown's forecast was for con-
tinued rain.
Poetic justice
Supreme Court Justices may be above suspicion,
but they ain't above the birds, and they have pe-
titioned Congress for $45,000 for the porticoes of
the Supreme Court Building to prevent bird drop-
pings from coming to rest on their judicious heads
and judicial robes. Unable to merely issue a cease-
and-desist order against the foul fowl, the Supreme
Court was forced to throw itself at the mercy of
Congress. Until the petition is accepted, however,
they'll just have to carry umbrellas to work.
The last hurrah
In Manningtree, England the other day, a com-
muter frustrated by trains that showed up late or
never at all jumped on a main line track and, to
the cheers of fellow commuters, flagged down an
express train with his umbrella. He and the other
commuters then boarded the train and rode com-
fortably to London, where he was picked up on
charges of obstructing railway operations.
I'll second that

During the recent Senate debate over whether
to relax the filibuster rule, James Allen kept the
Senate in a state of confusion and helplessness be-
cause of his mastery of parliamentary procedure.
At one point, amid the Alabama Democrat's flurry
of motions, a vote was taken on .the following: A
motion. to table a motion to reconsider a vote to
table an appeal of a ruling that a point of order
was not in order against a motion to table another
point of order agaipst a motion to bring to a vote
the motion to call up a resolution that would in-
stitute the rules that change. Let's hear it for Par-,
liamenary procedure.
On the inside ...
. . . Edit page spotlights the defoliation of land
and the harmfid effects of its thoughtless develop-
ment . . . Arts page propounds to offer a host of
exciting reading featuring Cinema Weekend and
another article, in the series on the Ann Arbor
16mm film festival by Kim Potter and Chris Koch-
manski . . . Sports page features a UCLA scouting
report by Jeff Schiller.
On the outside...
Do you have snow shoes? A major-winter storm
--.ml rvn- .. rn th ( If.t C tea n l{in no 7

Fighting increases


V ietnarr

American airlift into
Cambodia continues

AP Photo
A Southeast Vietnamese armored vehicle with troops aboard rolls by children fleeing Tri Tam which was overrun yesterday by
the North Vietnamese.

By The AP and Reuter
SAIGON, South Vietnam
-An armada of South Viet-
namese helicopters f I e w
through heavy antiaircraft
fire yesterday, f e r r y i n g
hundreds more government
soldiers into the battle for
Ban Me Thuot.
North Vietnamese forces,
meanwhile, t o o k another
district capital and attack-
ed still another district seat
in the central highlands,
field reports said.
THE SAIGON command re-
norted that a fourth major high-
way, Rt. I., had been cut in two
places, along the central and
northern coasts. Five of the na-
tion's vital roadways, three of
them in the central highlands,
are now severed.
Associated Press correspon-
dent Huynh Minh Trinhreported
from the 2nd Corps headquar-
ters in Pleiku that officers told
him the South Vietnamese now
had a full division of troons in
and around Ban Me Thuot, 155
miles northeast of Saigon, after
reinforcements were poured in
Wednesday and yesterday.
Estimates put the total South
Vietnamese strength at about
6.000 to 7,000 men with the North
Vietnamese at equal strength.
TRINH reported that 50 South
Vietnamese helicopters bring-
ing in reinforcements yesterday
met heavy antiaircraft fire, but
that all the choppers returned
safely to Pleiku. The reinforce-
ments were dropped off at sev-
eral points around Ban Me
Thuot, 'officers told Trinh.
Lt. Col. Le Trung Hien, chief
spokesman for the Saigon com-
mand, said South Vietnamese
bombers inflicted heavy damage
on North iVetnamese forces and
claimed that 16 tanks had been
knocked out in the four-day-old

battle for control of the city.
One South Vietnamese bomber
was reported shot down.
Hien acknowledged that the
fighting had reduced parts of
the city to rubble. Many sec-
tions of the town were reported
under North Vietnamese control.
More than 20.000 refugees fled
the city of 165,000, field reports
U.S. Embassy said radio contact
had been lost with nine Ameri-
cans, three Canadians, an Aus-
tralian and a Filipno in the city
since Wednesday but this may
be due to the batteries in their
radio running low.
"I think the die is cast
and the House is not
going to pass it (aid to
Cambodia) anyway."
-Sen. Thomas
The district town lost was
Buon Ho, 25 miles northeast of
Ban Me Thuot. The Saigon com-
mand said heavy North Vietna
mese pressure forced the gar-
rison to retreat to another posi-
tion. There was no word on
Buon Ho was the sixth of
South Vietnamese's 244 district
towns to fall in the past five
days and the 17th lost since the
signing of the cease-fire two
years ago.
THE OTHER district seat un-
der attack was Thanh An, south
of Pleiku and 225 miles north-
east of Saigon.
An Air Vietnam airliner was
shot down by insurgent forces
outside Plekiu late Wednesday,
killing all 26 persons aboard, in-
See VIETNAM, Page 2..





Nine months of negotiations and a four
week strike officially concluded yesteraay
as the Graduate Employes Organization
(GEO) membership okayed the contract}
settlement union and University ne ;otiatcrs
reached Tuesday.
The contract was put to a two day rati-
fication vote of GEO members who over-
whelmingly endorsed the settlement 622-12,
union leaders announced yesterday.
THE UNION membership agreed to be-
gin the ratification process Tuesday night
Last night's dormitory lottery teries, w
went without a hitch, but those dorms s
students turned away by the p.m., ar
ranomselctonprocedure ex- campus l,
pressed anger and frustration. Newberr
Sandra Heal, ak-Newberry On Mo
freshperson, remarked, "I lnst. O
I'm very, very upset." H~ping wishing i
to take action, she added, "I'm rent roon
calling the Housing Office and
my' state representative and
state senator to ask whether it's
legal-kicking people out who
are willing to pay tuition."
resident who had hoped to re-
turn to his dorm next year, said,
"I'm upset. I've heard a lot of
the apartments are filling up. City
I may be thinking of moving to Rep. Per
another University." Rp e
Figures released by housing the ordin
staffers explain the widespread dates for
student discontent. Leroy Wil- replaced
liams, Markley building direc- Bulla:
tor said, "We allocated 441 stu- Frank Ke
dent spaces, 275 male and 166 Kelley de
female. We turned away 51 fe- Bullard s
males and 171 males."
Forty per cent of next year's THE
available spaces in each dormi- Rights P
tory are open for student reap- earthede
plicants. All freshpeople ai e
guaranteed resident hall open- primaryr

after they were presented with a contract
the GEO negotiators described as "not
perfect . . . but a very good beginning."
Acting GEO President A l e d a Krause
proudly disclosed the vote totals exclaim-
ing, "I expected the ratification, but it's a
fantastic majority that voted yes. I feel
that shows very solidly that the member-
ship is strongly behind the union.
"The vote totals are a very positive way
of ending the strike," she concluded.
CHIEF UNIVERSITY negotiator Charles
Allmand stated, "I am very pleased that

they (the union) considered the rad-,ca-
tion. I think we have a very good contract
between the University and the GEO."
The GEO also voted 605-29 to set the
service fee for non-union Graduate Student
Assistants (GSAs) equal to union member-
ship dues. This decision came out of the
agency shop clause included in the GEO
contract that provides for all GSAs to either
join the union or pay a service fee.
Former union negotiator Jack Wileden
stated at a GEO stewards meeting last
night that if service fees are not paid by
See GEO, Page 2

RS in yesterday's lot-
hich occurred in 11
imultaneously at 7:30
assured of "spots in
housing," according to
y resident directar Jess
nday, lottery winiers
to return to their cur-
ns can sign leases for

the 1975-76 school year.
The following day, students
desiring to move to another
room on their present hall will
engage in a separate lottery to
determine those spaces.
WEDNESDAY, dorm dwvlers
hoping to switch to some other
See HOUSING, Page 7

oic let candidacy
allenged by Dems
Councilwoman Carol Jones (D-Second Ward) and State
ry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) have both termed "illegal"
ance passed Monday by City Council which allows candi-
council or Mayor to withdraw from elections and be
by new candidates selected by their parties.
rd has submitted a request to State Attorney General
elley for an opinion as to the ordinance's legality. Should
ecide that the ordinance is illegal, his decision could,
aid, "be the basis for a court injunction."
ORDINANCE was drafted and submitted by the Human
arty (HRP) after party member Frank Shoichet un-
evidence that Democratic cross-over votes cost him the
race against Richard Ankli for the Second Ward council
See SHOICHET, Page 7

.Highpowered blues
John Mayall, British blues musician does one of the things he's most famous for as he
offers his best on the harmonica. Mayall is known in addition for his talent as a guitarist
and singer and for his work with other well-known musicians including Eric Clapton, Mick
Taylor and Peter Green. He performed at Crisler Arena last night along with Earth, Wind
and Fire.

Prof. proposes food shortage remedies

"The U.S. has the know-how and the
resources to deal with the present world
food crisis," declared Jean Mayer, pro-
fessor of nutrition at Harvard and delegate
to last year's Rome Food Conference, at
a lecture in Hill Auditorium last night spon-
sored by the Food Action Coalition.
"We really haven't given enough to the
world," he added.
MAYER BLAMED the food crisis mostly
on two recent occurences: the poor world
crop yield in 1972 and the deepening of the
oil crisis "at a rate the world could not
In addition, he cited over-population as
a significant factor causing food scarcity.
Thi h aa cii inipri b tenh t+e Vati-

tankers as "ecological bombs."
The soft-spoken bespectacled Mayer sug-
gested a two-part program to increase
agricultural yield. First, fertilizer produc-
tion should be stepped up all over the world,
and irrigation systems should be improved.
Then, when these steps result in yield
increases, more and b e t t e r herbicides
should be produced and put to use, and
more silos should be constructed to increase
storage space.
MAYER ENCOURAGED the formation of
large cooperative farms, saying "it has
worked in other countries," and that it
prevents "the rich from becoming richer."
Also, he said that underdeveloped coun-
tries should be pressured into investing
mnre monev in agrricultIral technoloav han

we should have pledged it then and there,"
because that would have put pressure on
the other countries to make greater con-
As for food problems in this country,
Mayer remarked, "The situation for the
poor is statistically very much better than
it was five years ago.
"But," he continued, "people with low,
stable incomes are reluctant to take ad-
vantage of social programs. This class of
people is deteriorating now.
"THE PROBLEM," he added, "is one of
social work and out-reach, rather than lack
of programs per se."
But overabundance as well as shortage
of food causes health problems. "Every
other health nroblem is secondary" to

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