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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXV, No. 136Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 22, 1975 Ten Cents E

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Taylor attacks
First Ward Democratic City Council candidate
Liz Taylor blasted the tactics used by the Gradu-
ate Employes Organization during its recent four-
week strike as inane and immature. That criti-
cism came at a Thursday night debate and yester-
day Taylor, who supported the strike for a week
by not reporting for work at ISR, added "anyone
who has any experience in labor organizing would
have told them their tactics were half-assed. The
people who knew what they were doing were
viewed as conservatives and were forced out due
to internal politicking." The Republican candi-
date in the First Ward Karen Graf admitted she
was unfamiliar with the strike, but said "people
should be able to go out and get what they de-
serve." Human Rights Party entry David Good-
man declared that he supported the strike and
helped out by working on the undergrad support
Smarty pants
The Phi Beta Kappa chaptersat the University
will today induct 173 new members - 17 juniors
and 156 seniors. To be admitted to the select
group, juniors must have a 3.96 grade point and
seniors a 3.76 GPA. Ceremonies honoring the new
members are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today in the
Michigan League ball room. Phi Beta Kappa,
founded in 1776, is the oldest scholastic honor so-
ciety in America. At the University, about six per
cent of the year's graduating seniors in the liter-
ary college are elected.
Boycott defeated
The Michigan State University Board of Trus-
tees yesterday voted not to boycott Teamster-
picked lettuce and grapes, despite a request from
more than 9,000 students to do so. A pro-boycott
group supporting the United Farm Workers Union,
which has called for the boycott, presented peti-
tions carrying 9,000 signatures in favor of the
action. Opponents of the measure questioned the
advisability of a tax supported institution taking
sides in a labor issue. Some University dorms
here have voted to boycott the Teamster lettuce.
lead off with the first Annual Conference
on Affective Behavorial Science Education from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schorling Aud. of the Edu-
cation School. The program features a series of
speakers and workshops . . . later from 1 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Ananda Marga, a social and spirit or-
ganization, is sponsoring a workshop on medita-
tion and the social and spiritual philosophy at the
Friends Meeting House, 1420 Hill St. . . . UAC/
MUSKET presents Guys and Dolls at 8 p.m. in the
Power Center, admission is $3.50 and $4 . . .
World-renowned cellist Mstislav Rostropovich will
give a concert at 8:30 p.m. in' Hill Aud., proceeds
from the performance will go to the University
Musical Society and the Music School . . . Derby
Day will continue at 8:30 p.m. in the Coliseum with
lots of fun events . . . rounding out the day at 9
p.m. at the Guild House, 802 Monroe, the Women's
Community Center will hold a coffee hour featur-
ing the band Lenore Goldberg and her Girl Com-
You're kidding
Francesca Chessa of Sassari, Italy has avoided
serving a prison sentence by remaining almost
continually pregnant and gave birth to her 18th
child earlier this week, the police reported.
Chessa, the wife of a Sardinian street cleaner, was
convicted of fraud and forgery but under Italian
law cannot be jailed while pregnant or immediate-
ly after giving birth. But her husband said enough
is enough, even if she has to go to jail. "Now
there are too many children. I've decided to stop
the pregnancies," he said.
Nix on Nixon

The new city limits signs in Whittier, California
won't proclaim the place as the "Home Town of
President Nixon" any more - but not because of
politics. It seems that the signs, with their slogans,
made good souvenirs and disappeared so rapidly
that it was too expensive to replace them at $30
apiece, the city's department of public services
reported. According to Whittier City Manager Keith
Abbott, 22 of the original 28 signs have been
stolen. Nixon erndlated from Whittier High School
and Whittier College.
O the inside
. . . The Editorial Page features a look at the
controversial ERIM project with pro and con
viewpoints . . . On the Arts Page former Daily
Executive Editor Cindy Hill reviews the UAC/
MUSKET production of Guys and Dolls . . . and
Andy Glazer writes about Wolverine track on the
Sports Page.
On the outside ...
Hone you enjoyed snring. The spring like -morn-






The Regents yesterday called on the Adminis-
tration to make a concerted effort to find housing
for students left without accommodations by las:
week's dormitory room lottery.
With the campus fuming over next year's dorm
squeeze, the University is considering a flood of
options which include leasing or purchasing all
212 rooms at the Ann Arbor Inn and renting open
dormitory space at Eastern Michigan University
(EMU) in Ypsilanti.
UNIVERSITY President Robben Fleming as-
sured the Regents that the Administration would
take their proposal "very seriously" and agreed
to return a full report on the housing situation
at the April Regents meeting.

Regents order swift action

University Housing Director John Feldkamp
cautioned students not to expect the Regents'
move to guarantee that the University will pro-
vide a room for them next fall.
"The students are unwise to wait around and
think the Regents are going to take care of
them," Feldkamp declared last night. "They've
got to start exploring off-campus housing," he
FELDKAMP said that four housing alternatives
are under consideration-leasing the Ann Arbor
Inn, leasing space at Eastern Michigan, con-
verting graduate student office space in West

Quad into residence space, and overcrowding
dorm rooms already in use.
Feldkamp stressed that "if students want to
live in residence halls none (of these options) will
really solve the problem." He labeled rumors
that off-campus housing is no longer available
"The information that all the space is gone is
such a fabrication," he said. "Village Green, for
instance, has a lot of space. People are going
to have to start consuilting the Housing Office."
FELDKAMP, along with other housing and fi-

nance officials, toured the Ann Arbor Inn on
Tuesday. Feldkamp said he assumed that the
Inn had made the first move.
Feldkamp called the possibility of renting space
at Eastern Michigan "one of the things we're
obliged to investigate, but it's fraught with prob-
Only one dorm with 400 spaces is available
there. Feldkamp said the major drawback in
pursuing this option would be the transportation
difficulty presented to students living in dorms
12 miles from campus.
THE POSSIBILITY of converting the West
Quad offices would involve the complete reloca-
tion of graduate student offices there. Nearly 212
See U', Page 2







app roves
salary to
o fficers
The Markley House Council
yesterday ratified action taken
during an earlier meeting with-
out a quorum that allocated
$475 to eight of its top officers.
The move was included in a
vote that ratified all actions
taken in meetings that failed to
reach quorums. According to
Judiciary Chairman H a r v e y
Weingarden, c o u n c i 1, which
meets weekly, has only muster-
ed up enough support for a
quorum twice.
STUDENTS earlier filed a
suit with the Central Stident
Judiciary charging that coun-
cil's initial allocation was i'legal
since it had been approved with-
out a quorum. The students
claimed it violated the Markley
constitution, the all-campus con-
stitution, and a U.S. law con-
cerning non-profit organiz aions.
Under parliamentary rules
emergency action taken without
a quorum during a regularly
scheduled meeting can be rati-
fied at a later date by a vote of
Markley council vice - presi-
dent Bill Schurgin lauded the
action, saying, "This proves
that Markley council does sup-
port the action taken and they
are not up in arms against what
was done."
WEINGARDEN explained that
the money was earmarked as
compensation for services ren-
dered outside the officers' regu-
lar duties.
David Roach, one of the stu-
dents who filed suit against
council, questioned yesterday's
ratification on the grounds that
the allocation and all other ac-
tions taken without a q'iarum
had not been designated as
emergency action at the time
of the original vote.
However, Weingarden claimed
the action is legal under Stu-
dent Government Council rules
which say that compensation
can be given to officers for
services rendered.

Lon Nol to quit soon
relial e sources say
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - South Vietnam is being attacked
by North Vietnam in an offensive at least as intense as
the 1968 Tet onslaught and Saigon is not receiving any
replacements for lost military equipment from the U.S.,
the Ford administration said yesterday.
Meanwhile, reliable sources in Phnom Penh and
Washington said Cambodian President Lon Nol will quit
soon in a bid to end five years of war in his country, but
Prnce Niorodom Sihanouk, nominal leader of the Cambo-
dian insurgents,was quoted as saying he will not nego-
AT THE same time, Cambodian Premier Long Boret formed
a new cabinet and U. S. sources said the 30-day American emer-
gency airlift to Phnom Penh will be extended at least another

Daily Photo by KEN FINK
Play, Mstislav, for me
World-renowned Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich practices for tonight's per-
formance with the University Symphony at Hill Auditorium. The performance, which begins at
8:00, will feature the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto.
ackham-- m--inorities
ask mO,re scholarshi

As the outlook for the South
Vietnamese government contin-
ued to deteriorate, senior De-
fense Department officials said
thcy doubted that Congress
would approve any of the $300
million which President Ford
is seeking for Saigon this year.
In a separate development,
any chance of extra military
aid for the beleaguered Cam-
bodian government of Presi-
dent Lon Nol was stalled as
Senator Mike Mansfield an-
nounced the Senate would not
act before its Easternrecess-
meaning a delay until early
AT THE State Department,
srokesman Robert Funseth
said: "The country-wide North
Vietnamese general offensive
has now reached a level of in-
tensity at least equal to the
1968 Tet and 1972 Easter offen-
sives in terms of the forces in-
volved and the targets attacked,
and the threat the offensive it-
See WAR, Page 2
Early this morning the
Senate passed the tax cut by
a vote of 60-29. The bill now
goes to conference with the
House and could reach Presi-
dent Ford by Wednesday.

close to
vote on
tax cut
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - Setting the
stage for a final vote on a tax
cut of more than $30 billion,
the Senate yesterday approved
special tax relief for the unem-
ployed, financially ailing busi-
nesses and working parents who
have to hire babysitters.
The Senate was nearing pas-
sage of the bill providing the
largest tax cut in the na-
tion's history.
THE BASIC bill is intended
to pull the U. S. economy out of
a recession by giving taxpay-
ers more money to spend and
business more incentive to in-
crease production and reduce
The measure would provide
almost immediate rebates of
1974 taxes of between $120 and
$240 to all taxpayers and re-
duce the tax burden of most
Americans in 1975 and 1976.
The House last month passed
a $19.9 billion tax-cut bill. A
Senate-House conference com-
mittee will work out the final
compromise, which is expected
to be sent to President Ford by
See SENATE, Page 2

About 40 minority graduate
students yesterday asked Rack-
ham Dean Alfred Sussman that
next fall's scholarship alloca-
tions to Rackham minority stu-
dents be higher than is cur-
rently planned.
Nearly $1.6 million is pres-
ently earmarked for Rackham
minority scholarships for Sep-
tember. For the current year,
$2.1 million in scholarships was
SUSSMAN recommended that
the students pass their request
on to Associate Vice President
for Academic Affairs Richard
English. The students plan to
meet with him next week.

Late yesterday English com-
mented, "Last time the base
Opportunity Budget for Rack-
ham was also $1.6 million, and
additional allocations were
"We're hoping to be able to
add to the budget for next fall,"
he added. "But we don't have
a University budget for then
yet, so I can't promise any-
thing," he added.
ALSO DURING the meeting
with the graduate students, held
in the Rackham East Confer-
ence Room, Sussman heard a
proposal by philosophy student
Abisi Sharakiya to broaden the
powers of the Office of Gradu-
ate Minority Affairs (OGMA).

Under Sharakiya's plan, the
applications of minority grad
students denied financial aid in
the form of tuition reductions
and living stipends would be
reviewed by OGMA. Should OG-
MA feel that a denial of aid is
unjustified, the office would
return the application to the fi-
nancial aid office for reconsid-
OGMA would also review the
denial of minority people ad-
mission into Rackham.
"I AGREE that it is a good
idea to have an appeals pro-
cess," commented Sussman at
the meeting. "It's a construc-
tive proposal and I will work
to implement it," he added.

Administration says CIA sub
incident won't affect detente

WASHINGTON (P)-The CIA attempt to recover
a sunken Soviet submarine "has some of the
potential of the U2 incident" but is not likely to
turn into a major diplomatic problem, adminis-
tration officials said yesterday.
Breaking a tightly held silence, still adhered
to publicly, the officials said privately that the
overriding Russian interest in maintaining detente
should offset any Soviet temptation to turn the
sub affair into a real issue.
THE U2 REFERENCE was to the 1960 incident
in which an American spy plane was shot down

That explains the closed-mouth policy dominat-
ing the Ford administration from the President
down since news organizations this week disclosed
the CIA recovery operation.
To date, not only has there been no public dis-
cussion of the diplomatic implications, no admin-
istration spokesman has even acknowledged pub-
licly an effort was made to pull a sub off the
floor of the Pacific Ocean.
The Russians have been similarly quiet. Ac-
cording to one high-ranking American source,
"It may be they want to let the thing go away."
The only result of a public argument would be

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