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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 137

Ann Arbor,

Michigan-Sunday, March 23, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages plus Supplement


Happenings ...
the Anthroposophical Student Association is
sponsoring a lecture entitled "The Language of
Biography as an Aid to Self-development" at 3
p.m. in the Michigan Room on the League's 2nd
floor . . . also at 3 p.m. the Music School presents
a youth band in Hill Aud . . . an hour later
there will be a faculty recital: "An Afternoon of
Song" in Rackham Aud . . . Local Motion, a non-
partisan coalition of social service groups, will
hold a candidate's night featuring those people
running in April's City Council elections. It will
begin at 6 p.m. at 1910 Hill St. with a potluck
dinner . . . Monday through Wednesday recruiters
from the Peace Corps and VISTA will be at the
Career Planning and Placement office in the Stu-
dent Activities Building. Call there for an appoint-
ment . . . At EMU Monday, John Olthius, a Can-
adian activist, will speak on various topics at 10
a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. . . the Inmate Proiect
presents a free showing of Sambizanga - a film
about black liberation in Angola - at 7:30 p.m.
in Aud. C Angell . . . at 8 p.m. the Audio-Visual
Educational Center presents Ballet Adagio and
Appalachian Spring in the Pendleton Room, 2nd
floor of the Union . . . Michel Benamou will speak
on "The Origins of Surrealism" in the Rackham
Amphitheater at 8 p.m. . . . the 'U' Square Dance
Club will sponsor dancing at Barbour Gym from
8-10 p.m. . . and the Music School presents piano
chamber music in the Music School Recital Hall
at 8 p.m.
Fun 'n games
Twenty-five students at the California Institute of
Technology have prepared 1.26 million entry forms
for a $50,000 contest sponsored by a hamburger
chain. The students say that, based on computer
estimates, they believe they have better than an
even chance to win a large share of the prize
money. If one out of every 10 persons in Southern
California entered the contest that would be a
million entrants, they figure. So they programmed
the computer to fill their names in on entry
blanks and delivered 40,000 of them Friday to each
of more than 25 area McDonald's restaurants.
Con talk
Former White House chief of staff and convicted
Watergate conspirator H. R. "Bob" Haldeman
said yesterday that he advised Richard Nixon not
to destroy the White House tapes - a decision
he now considers a mistake. "I thought it was a
good idea to keep them for the historical value .. .
I did not think through the enormous damage
that would be done to me and to Richard Nixon
and to all other participants," Haldeman explain-
ed. The man, once known by the code name
"the Brush," added that the entire Watergate
scandal has been characterized with "verbal ex-
cess." Woodward and Bernstein's perhaps?
All's fair . .
Richard Diggs, drunk and desperate, grabbed a
knife and slashed his girlfriend because he was
afraid she was going to leave him. He pleaded
innocent by reason of insanity to attempted murder
and was committed to the Colorado state mental
hospital. Yesterday - a year-and-a-half later --
Diggs married the woman he tried to kill. During
the trial, Diggs explains, "we started talking thingss
over and she asked me why I did it and I told
her it was because I didn't want to lose her. Pretty
soon we figured out we had loved each other
all along but were both too afraid to say so."
Intellectual curiosity
One of Sweden's most notorious criminals has
absconded from prison during a three-day parole
- apparently because he was refused permission
to study law at Stockholm University. A prison
board representative said Clark Olofsson, 28, a
thrice-convicted bank robber, had left a verbal
message with a fellow-prisoner stating "No pardon,
no retrial, no study - no Clark Olofsson." He had
served 18 months of a five-and-a-half year sent-

ence. Police have no clue as to his whereabouts.
Douglas improves
Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas,
showing improvement since he suffered a stroke
December 31, is reported doggedly determined to
remain on the job. Friends of Douglas, who in his
36 years on the court has been a frequent liberal
dissenter, say they are optimistic that he will do
so. Early last week, Douglas returned to the court
chambers for a few hours, but he has not partici-
pated in any court decisions following his stroke.
On the inside ...
. . . The Sunday Magazine features a piece on
"Singing the White Collar Blues: Unemployment
in Ann Arbor" by Dan Borus . . . on the Sports
Page, the staff reviews action in the state high
school basketball tournament.

frown cit
fin dings

Many people don't put much stock in sur-
veys or statistical data, and freshpersons
at the University seem to be among them,
as evidenced by their reactions to a recent
study of first-year students here.
"Not another one of those things," groan-
ed Jeff Roberts, a first-year history major,
when asked his opinion of a survey done in
January by the Cooperative Institutional
Research Program of the American Coun-
cil on Education and the University of
California at Los Angeles.
HE, ALONG with twenty other freshper-
sons interviewed at random, viewed the
study's results with little regard.
"How can this stuff be passed off as
important when only 19 per cent of our
class filled out the questionnaires?" de-
manded Cheryll Damian, a nursing major.
The study indicates that 57.8 per cent of

all the people completing the forms had an
average of A- or better in high school.
"BUT," remarked Claudia Kraus, an
English major, "the kind of people who had
at least an A- average in high school are
just the kind of people who love filling out
these questionnaires."
Remarked Gayle Hadley: "The four-point-
phobia types are hardly a representative
According to the survey, about 92 per
cent of the freshpersons at the University
cited "academic ability" as their greatest
above-average trait. "This, at least, may be
accurate, but really I don't know that many
people here that I think would be so boast-
ful," replied one student.
ONLY 15.6 PER CENT consider influenc-
ing the political structure to be an essential

or very important objective, although 63.4
per cent definitely want to keep up with
poihical affairs.
"Maybe this is a sign of the times . .
people are mellowing out after the 60's,"
ventured one woman, while another insisted
that she knows "too many people active
in GEO and everything else to believe that."
Approximately 16 per cent believe that
"women's activities are best inthe home."
"Well of course that figure is low, what
kind of a masochist would agree with that,"
one timid voice commented.
THE LEGALIZATION of marijuana was
favored by 61.1 per cent. "Give them a few
more months of unpenalized use and that
figure will soar to 100 per cent," an opti-
mistic student said.
In terms of political orientation, 3.2 per
cent termed themselves "far left," 43.8 per



By Al' and UPI
JERUSALEM - Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger
last night broke off his
whirlwind shuttle efforts to
win a Middle East peace
because of "irreconcilable"
differences between Egypt
and Israel.
Kissinger had held two
sessions with Israeli nego-
tiators before calling it
quits after 16 days of in-
tense negotiations.
STATE Department spokes-
man Robert Anderson told a
news conference that Kissinger
would return to Washington.
Other U.S. officials said he


M ideast

C'et la vie
Losing is just part of the game, but sometimes it's hard to swallow as these cheerleaders for
Mount Pleasant High School's basketball team discovered yesterday. The Mount Pleasant squad
was drubbed 69-47 by Lakewood in the state tournament held at Crisler Arena. For more scores
see Page 8.

Thieu government loses ninth

SAIGON (A) -Communist-led mese
troops using the biggest guns in three
their arsenal wrested their of Hue
ninth province from South Viet- said
nam yesterday, military offic- manne
ials said. The fall of Quang troops
Duc gave the North Vietnamese Milit
and Viet Cong control of a huge Comm
chunk of the country from Kon- paring
tum in the north to within 50 Hue. 1
miles of Saigon. tants1
Field reports said civil serv- ial sou
ants were evacuated from intends
Quang Duc before the final as- imperi
sault, but Saigon command
spokesman Lt. Col. Le Trung THE
Hien said the fate of 36,000 ci- said
vilians in the province was not after1
known. names
LEGIONS of other refugees and th
continued their trek toward ial cal
coastal havens from other to the
fallen provinces in the western east o
central highlands. Amo
To the north of Quang Duc, agains
Viet Cong and North Vietna- builtI

to Communist forces

planned to leave the Mideast
this morning.
President Ford "regrets" the
dissolution of Kissinger's Middle
East peace efforts and promised
to keep trying to find peace in
the area, the White House said.
Anderson made the brief an-
nouncement after last-ditch ef-
forts by Kissinger to bridge the
gap between Israel's demand
for a peace pledge by Egypt
and Egyptian insistence on an
Israeli withdrawal in the Sinai
ferences on a number of key
issues have proven irreconcil-
able," Anderson said. He added
that a reassessment "is needed
so that all concerned can con-
sider how best to proceed to-
ward a just and lasting peace."
It marked at least a tem-
porary defeat for the American
secretary of state after a string
of diplomatic triumphs.
Egypt called for an immedi-
ate reconvening of the full-scale
neace conference at Geneva,
Switzerland, where the Soviet
Union would have a say as co-
nhairman of the conference with
the United States.
Egypt said Israel's demand
for a renunciation of the state
of war was out of line for a
purely "military" agreement
and Israel's bringing it up was
bargaining "in bad faith."
AN ISRAELI spokesperson
said, "From the early stages of
the negotiations Israel stated its
readiness to evacuate the passes
and oil fields in return for a
renunciation of the state of war
by Egypt. Egypt refused to re-
nounce the state of war and
insisted it continue."
The breakdown in the talks
came as Israeli troops main-
tained a heightened state of
alert on the frontiers, in effect
,for the past two weeks. But
Israeli Defense Minister Shi-
mon Peres told the Israeli
people on television: "Israel
remains a country with its face
turned toward peaceful settle-


forces closed in from
sides on the old capital
e. The Saigon command
two infantry positions
ed by 300 government
were overrun.
tary sources said the
unist-led troops were pre-
for a massive drive on
Most of its 200,000 inhabi-
have fled south and offic-
urces say the government
s to cede the onetime
ial capital to Hanoi.
MILITARY command
Quang Duc province fell
hundreds of North Viet-
se soldiers overran the
district capital, Kien Duc,
hen drove on the provinc-
pital Gia Nghia, 10 miles
east and 125 miles north-
f Saigon.
ong the weapons used
t Kien Duc were Soviet-
130mm artillery pieces,

the biggest in the North Viet-
namese arsenal.
In other Indochina develop-
* S t a t e Department of-
ficials in Washington said the
United States is considering a
declaration that the 1973 cease-
fire agreement on South Viet-
nam has become inoperative in
view of the current Communist
offensive. There was no imme-
diate comment from Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger, one
of the architects of the accords.
* The U. S. airlift of vital
supplies to the besieged
Cambodian capital Phnom
Penh was suspended after an
insurgent rocket barrage dam-
aged two American cargo
planes. An American source
said the transports could not
be repaired until insurgents
were pushed out of rocket
range of the airfield.
A 1,500-man government

drive against the rebel "roc-
ket belt" six miles northeast of
the airfield was reported stalled
and the government helicopter-
ed hundreds of reinforcements
in hopes of reviving it, field re-
ports said.
The fall of Quang Duc left the
Saigon government in control
of only two provinces in the
highlands - Lam Dong and
Tuyen Duc in the eastern sec-
tor - plus five provinces along
the central coast.
Control of the western high-
lands gives the North Vietna-
mese access to a network of
roads that could be vital in an
assault on Saigon. The pro-
vinces lost by South Vietnam
represent more than a fifth of
its territory and, before the
exodus began, were populated
by over two million people. The
country is divided into 44 pro-

moves on
tax plan
WASHINGTON (I)-Final ef-
forts to enact the largest tax
cut in the nation's history got
under way yesterday with both
houses of Congress assigning
conferees to work out a com-
Key House members predicted
the final cut will be closer to
the $19.9 billion version they
approved than the $33.1 billion
approved by the Senate, with
extraneous changes in the tax
code weeded out.
MEANWHILE, President Ford
was relaying word to members
of the House-Senate conference
committee yesterday that he
may veto the tax cut bill unless
it is stripped of what he con-
siders extraneous amendments.
White House officials, repeat-
ing Ford's goal of a "clean tax
cut bill," left open the possi-
bility of a veto. "I wouldn't
close the door," said one of-
By the time the Senate passed
the bill early yesterday it pro-
vided, among other things, that
most individual taxpayers would
get rebates of $120 to $240 on
their 1974 taxes, those for which
returns now being filed, and a
$40 cut in 1975 taxes.
AN OPTIONAL tax credit
would help families with less
than $20,000 income who itemize
deductions. A special "work
bonus" up to $100 would apply
to low-income working families.
Each Social Security benefit
recipient would get a one-time
$100 bonus.
The House bill provides a
smaller 1974 rebate and a spe-
cial tax break for single per-
sons and couples too poor to
pay income taxes.
Staff specialists for the tax
cut conferees began analyzing
the numerous amendments the
Senate made to the House-
passed tax-cut bill. The con-
ferees themselves go to work
tomorrow morning, trying to

World Fair invites
view of other lands
Cans of such delicacies as Wild Boar Goulash and Gaska-
marinated mushrooms-were on sale at the Polish display. Else-
where could be found watercolors from Taiwan, Indian dolls, and
Turkish glass goblets.
Whole families browsed through the clothing, vases, and
jewelry from around the world.
PEOPLE IN THEIR native dress whirled through the crowds,
as the air was spiced with conversations in Filipino, Greek, and
Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves at the World Fair,
held in the North Campus Commons all day yesterday. It was
a glimpse of other cultures and a way to step into another world
without leaving Ann Arbor.
The fair, sponsored by the International Center, will con-

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