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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 140

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 27, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

r ~ f IftTV E fOS NAMPO'CAi XrAYv
Fat Cat 'U'
There is still some gold in the University's rap-
idly emptying treasure chest. While budget cuts
rip through the University, it raked in a record
$28,341,837 in gifts last year. It ranked seventh
among all colleges and universities in the nation
in the amount of gifts received, according to a
national survey. The only public institution pulling
in more private funds was the nine-campus Univer-
sity of California. Harvard University hit the top
of the big-time money winners list with $56,826,486
Unemployment scores
Washtenaw County set a gloomy record yester-
day as its unemployment rate jumped past the
state rate and the Detroit area's seven-county rate
for the first time. Rates in these areas have been
inching out the national average for some time.
The 16.9'per cent February rate, which translates
into 20,100 persons out of work, was a new monthly
high and represented a record increase from last
month. Unemployment in the auto industry and the
electrical machinery industry sparked the giant
leap, according to a Michigan Employment Secur-
ity Commission economic analyst.
New Bynoe date
A legal hearing in a discrimination case against
the University has been postponed in deference to
a federal judge's schedule. Patrick Bynoe, a black
man, filed the lawsuit last fall, claiming he was
the victim of racial discrimination when he was
repeatedly denied jobs in the business school. The
hearing, originally planned for March and re-
scheduled for April has been postponed until May
Joanne Little benefit
Tomorrow the Theatre Company of Ann Arbor,
Inc., presents Mad Madonnas, an original produc-
tion celebrating women's progress at 8 p.m. in the
Halfway Inn, East Quad. The $2 donations will
benefit the defense of Joanne Little, a 20 year old
black woman charged with first degree murder in
North Carolina. Little was charged with the crime
when she allegedly killed a male jail guard who
shesaid sexually assaulted her while she was in a
North Carolina jail appealing a conviction of break-
ing and entering.
Happenings ,,,
are breaking along with the spring storm
today . . . brown bag' it at noon with Dr. David
Angus who will speak on "Values Clarification:
The Professionalization of Life Planning" in 2219
School of Education . .. also at noon the Pendle-
ton Rm., Michigan Union holds an open hearth ars
musica and baroque dance ensemble . . . Robert
Kaiser, former Washington Post Moscow corres-
pondent, lectures on "News, Literature and Dis-
sidence in the Capitol of the USSR" at 4 p.m. in
Lecture Rm. 2, MLB . .. persons interested in or-
ganizing an undergraduate social science journal
should meet downstairs at Domino's at 7 p... .
Ivory Wright reads poetry at 7:30 p.m. in the
Guild House, 802 Monroe . . . at 8 p.m. the Ann
Arbor Chapter of Science for the People sponsors
a panel discussion in 3082 Nat. Sci. . .. and Sec-
ond Ward City Council candidates debate at 9 p.m.
in Mosher Jordan.
Dog days
An elderly dog lover has lost a court battle to
keep 34 dogs in his one-room Manhattan studio
apartment - no spacious palace for a canine
harem. Frank Brewer, 72, had charged that the

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(SPCA) violated his rights by taking the pets from
his 11-by-13 foot West Side Cubicle. Police had
asked the SPCA to round up the pets following
complaints from neighbors. The Manhattan Su-
preme Court took the dogs off Brewer's leash yes-
terday, ruling they were not receiving proper food
or exercise. Brewer was consoled by 10 members
of his animal family the court allowed him to keep.
On the inside.
... Karen Paul reviews the Michigan Arts Chor-
ale on the Arts Page . . . HRP Mayoral candidate
Carol Ernst and First Ward city council IIRP can-
didate Dave Goodman write about the day care
proposal on the Edit Page . . . and the Sports Page
features Ed Lange's report on Michigan's contin-
gent in the NCAA Swimming and Diving Champion-
l In k h m1. o--0

Coup fails in ai o
SAIGON, South Vietnam (P)-President Nguyen
Van Thieu yesterday announced the Saigon gov-
ernment had thwarted an attempted coup and*
arrested several persons.


In a separate move, Thieu vowed a "fight to
the death if necessary" for Da Nang and ap-
pealed to the United States for help.
Meanwhile, boats and chartered American
planes began a massive evacuation of an esti-
mated 500,000 refugees who fled to Da Nang
from the advancing Communist-led troops. The
insurgents said their forces had hoisted the Pro-
visional Revolutionary Government (PRG) flag
over the old imperial capital of Hue, 50 miles to
the north.
THE GOVERNMENT'S story of a plot against
Thieu followed a closed-door meeting yesterday
held by former Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky
and about 30 other Thieu opponents to discuss
creation of a "National Salvation Front" to take
over political and military power.

Government sources said at least seven persons
affiliated with Ky were arrested, including three
former senators, a professor, and three local
newsmen. No action was reported against Ky
himself, however.
A statement from the Interior Ministry yeser-
day said: "A number of short-sighted elements
have taken advantage of the serious situation to
plot an overthrow of the legally constituted gov-
Other political opponents of Thieu said the
arrests were obviously a reaction to the meeting
held by Ky yesterday.
ON THE MILITARY front, the Saigon com-
mand said North Vietnamese and PRG forces
opened a heavy series of attacks today along the

central coastal plain in Binh Dinh Province, pos-
sibly overrunning a district capital.
At least four government positions were at-
tacked, including two district capitals, the com-
mand said.
The North Vietnamese and PRG already have
seized the central highlands and now could be
opening a new front on the central coastal Binh
Dinh plain where they always have been strong.
Much of the northern coast, except for isolated
Da Nang, also is in North Vietnamese hands.
A COMMUNIQUE from the Saigon command
said North Vietnamese forces launched repeated
assaults against Tam Quan district capital, mid-
way between Quang Ngai to the north and Qui
Nhon, a major coastal port to the south. Quang

Ngai fell two days ago.
The fall of Tam Quan would extend the North
Vietnamese control along the coastal strip.
The command said government defenders of
Tam Quan, backed by air and artillery strikes,
drove back several North Vietnamese and PRG
attacks before radio contact was lost.
With half his country lost to the three-week
North Vietnamese drive, Thieu declared in two
nationwide radio broadcasts he would cede no
more territory to the Communists and his army
would fight to hold Da Nang, the country's sec-
ond largest city and onetime American air base.
HE APPEALED to the U. S. to take "immedi-
ate and strong reaction and rapidly provide suf-
ficient support for our troops to fight.
In other major Indochina developments, Presi-
dent Ford dispatched Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Frederick Weyand, the last American commander
in Vietnam, to Saigon to assess the military situ-





AP Photo
Members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, in cluding Defense Minister Prince Sultan ben Abdul
Aziz, carry the casket containing assassinated King Faisal's body through weeping crowds toward
his unmarked resting place.
Thlousands mourn a
Faslbried inRiydh

WV A S HI I N G T 0 N uP
- Congress passed late last
night a $24.8 billion anti-
recession tax-cut package
that includes rebate checks
and tax reductions for vir-
tually all Americans.
But after talking to Pres-
ident F o r d, Republican
House Leader John Rhodes
predicted Ford will veto the
measure. Ford had proposed
considerably smaller tax
cuts totalling $16.2 billion.
However, Sen. Russell Long,
(1D-La. ), floor manager of the
legislation, said a presidential
veto would be "a very bad mis-
be able to write his own ticket
and have it all, his way with
Congress," Long said after
pointing out that the final bill
was cut sharply from the mea-
sure originally passed by the
The Senate passed the bill on
a 45-16 vote, shortly after the
measurevcleared the House 287
to 185. Both the Senate and

IHouse then adjourned until Ap-
ril 7 for an Easter recess."
Following the House vote,
Rhodes predicted a veto, say-
ing: "I imagine the President is
reconsidering . . . the whole
idea of a tax cut in this frame
of the economy," Rhodes said.
lation, the House rejected a Re-
p'ublican motion to send the
package back to conference,
which would have provided an
opportunity to argue for elimi-
nating sections which Ford con-
siders objectionable.
Republican leaders said be-
forehand that the vote on this
recommit motion was import-
ant because it could determine
whether the bill would be vetoed
by the President. The motion
failed, 197 to 214, but the mar-
gin was far short of the two-

thirds needed to override a veto.
The compromise legislation,
approved earlier in the day by
a Senate- House conference
committee, is designed to stim-
ulate the economy by putting
extra money into the pockets of
most Americans within weeks.
A MAstR provision of the bill
provides for rebates of 1974 ip-
come taxes averaging ten per
cent of taxes paid, up to a max-
imum rebate of $200. The bill
also calls for a $30 tax credit on
1975 income for every taxpayer
and for each member of his
These reductions would mean
a reduction of at least $22( in
1974 and 1975 taxes for every
family of four in the U. S.
Earlier, GOP congressional
leaders who met with Ford
shortly after the conferees fin-
See TAX, Page 2

By AP and Reuter
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-King
Faisal was buried in an un-
marked grave yesterday rfter
thousands of mourners wailed
and wept and passed the coffn
of the assassinated monarch
from shoulder to shoulder.
"Where goes o u r knight?
Where goes our p r t ec t or
against confusion and poverty?"
shrieked the crowds as the cof-
fin was brought out of El Eid
"FAISAL IS with us. He is
not leaving us," a weeping
broadcaster responded. "You
will see him in King Khaled, in
Prince Fahd, in every fainoful
son of Islam."
An emotion-choked radio an-
nouncer said crowds of mo irn-
ers fought to touch the coffin
before it was turned over to the
Ulema, the Moslem holy men,
for private burial at ;inset
without fanfare or a tombstone.
The new king, Faisal's 62-
year-old brother Khaled, wept
as he prayed over the body. He,
was flanked by 16 other kings,
presidents and premiers and by
Crown Prince Fahd and other
members of the Saudi joyal

THERE WAS speculation Fai-
sal, the world's richest monarch,
would rest beside his father,
King Ihn Saud, who :s butied
somewhere on thedoutskirts of
Riyadh. Most Saudis are mnem-
bers of the puritanical Wannabi
sect of Islam. The follovers do
not mark graves because they

believe veneration of :he dead
detracts from worship of ;lah.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian news-
paper, Al-Akhbar claimed that
Faisal was shot to death in H-is
office, in the presence of the
Kuwaiti and Saudi ministers of
See ARABIANS, Page 8

CULS calls lottery
unfair to minorities


The Human Rights Party (HRP) vows a "rent
control bombshell" will be dropped on th,, Ann
Arbor Board of Vealtors early this morning by
the party's Second Ward council hopeful Frank
5hoichet in defense of the rent control April1
ballot issue.
Shoichet is expected to discuss a study com-
missioned by the Massachusetts Joint Legislative
Committee on Local Affairs that investigated the
effectiveness of rent control in that state. The
report recommends the continuation of the
Massachusetts Rent and Eviction Control Law.-
THE STUDY conducted by Harbridge House,
Inc., an independent international consulting
firm, compared communities with rent control to


non-controlled areas and found that in rent con-
trolled communities:
-Property tax rates rose slower;
-Rent increases were almost 50 per cent less;
-Significantly more multi-family units were
-Tenants were protected from being evicted
without just cause; and
-The condition of housing units appeared to
have improved.
The report concluded: "None of the available
data demonstrates that rent control'harms more
people than it helps, or that it significantly im-
pairs the supply of rental housing."
See RENT, Page 2

The Coalition for the Use of
Learning Skills (CULS), an
academic unit that provides
counseling for minority stu-
dents, has charged that the
Housing Office's dormitory lot-
tery was unfair to minorities
and asked that special prOvi-
sions be made to house CULS
In a complaint registered w th
Housing Director John Feld-
kamp, CULS Director Raymond
Snowden explained his objec-
tions to the lottery. Snowden
argues that the lottery, which
left some 1,200 students without
dorm housing next year, will
cut down on minority enrollmznt
at the University and c uld
leave as many as 100 minrity
students without their own res-
idence hall accommodations.

position to point out the short-
comings of the lottery system
they've made. If we look at the
attrition rate for minorities,
this is certainly not going to be
conducive to reducing that
rate." He added, "60 per cent
graduate over a four-year per-
iod of time."
Citing another problem with
the lottery, Snowden remarked,
"The students are not going to
be able to take advantage cif
special programs" since the
residence halls provide CULS
counseling and advising centerst
In a letter to Acting Literary
College (LSA) Dean Billy Frye
and Associate 'Vice - President
Richard English, Snowden con-
tended that provisions should be
made to house CULS members.
FRYE, IN A letter to Vice-
President for Academic Affairs
See CULS, Page 2

Kelhey terms HUP
ballot Switch illegal
State Attorney General Frank Kelley has issued a formal
oniiion terming ille-2l the local ordinance passed this month
which allows Frank Shoichet's name to appear on the upcoming
election ballot. Shoichet is the Human Rights Party (HRP) Second
Ward City Council candidate.
The opinion states that the ordinance violates a provision
of state law which specifies, "a proposed candidate (for city
council) . . . shall not be permitted to withdraw unless a written
notice of withdrawal is served on the city clerk not later than

wild ight
If you think you've ever gone
to a concert and ended up
pretty freaked out at the end,
well,, you ain't seen nothin' yet
until you've experienced Laser-

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