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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 144

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 1, 1975

Ten Cents

Ten Pages plus Supplement







r IF~rC~t1EE INFS APM CL 5 A y
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union reported that some-
one apparently tried to break into their office last
night. Although nothing appeared to be missing,
Union spokesman Jim Henle claimed marks of
forced entry were visible on the door. "It's kind
of serious," he said. "It seems like someone is up
to some dirty tricks or they're trying to intimidate
us." Henle suspected the break-in was probably
the work of someone opposed to rent control who
was trying to learn the Union's campaign strategy.
HRP on day care
The Human Rights Party (HRP) announced yes-
terday it believes that the day care ballot proposal,
if passed, would require some $565,000 of city
revenues be allocated to child care. This is a
change from an earlier position in which only
$314,000 would go to day care. Both the City
Attorney and the City Administrator agree the day
care proposal would involve $565,000 of city funds.
It could be curtains for the Gino burger as the
latest in fast food dynasties, Burger King, hits the
Ann Arbor scene. Burger King will be holding the
pickles and the lettuce at your request on the
corner of Liberty and Maynard beginning this
week, and all starving and/or lazy Ann Arborites
are welcome.
.. .bare best done intchronological order today
..begin your day with a quick trip to the 4th
annual Hash Bash on the Diag . . . from there
schlepp yourself to the P&A lawn for the "Great
Egg Bust" where students geniuses alike have
attempted to construct the most unique "Rube
Goldberg" contraption to break an egg ... at 7
p.m. decide whether you want to return to the
Hash Bash, go to a Go Club meeting at 2050
Frieze Bldg., or attend the Residential College
lecture by Jim Loudon on "Why you can't go
faster than light . . . then at 8:30 witness the 1st
ward city council debate featuring David Goodman
for HRP, Liz Taylor for the Democrats, and Karen
Graf for the Republicans at the Ann Arbor Com-
munity Center at 625 Main St. . . . then go back
to the Hash Bash and have a pleasant evening.
Egg poachers
Riverside County, Calif. sheriff's deputies Sunday
were looking for three thieves who hippity hopped
from the scene of their crime with more than 9,000
stolen eggs. Employes of the Persits Egg Ranch
discovered the missing 300 flats of eggs just as the
culprits were driving off. A chase ensued over six
miles of bumpy roads, but the theives got away.
The only clue they left behind was a trail of
broken eggs.
Crunchy pizza
The night life in Burley, Idaho was just too much
for a New York courier to handle. Perhaps having
tied on a few too many hot peppers at the Grizzly
Bear Pizza Parlor, the courier, in a slight over-
sight, happened to leave behind some $260,000 worth
of gems. An unidentified customer found the bag,
which contained more than 3,000 diamonds, sap-
phires, rubies and emeralds from Thailand and
India, and turned it over to the manager of the
establishment who notified the police. The gems
were then returned to their rightful owner.
Pass the salt
Farmer Les Coole was real hot at the World
Elver-Eating Championship yesterday as he gulped
down about 1,300 baby eels in 44 seconds to defend
his title for the third time. After the annual Easter
contest in Gloucester, England, Coole announced
his retirement to let his 13-year-old son Billy par-
ticipate in the electrifying experience next year.
"He will be 14 then and should have a big enough
capacity to carry on the tradition," said the
belching Briton. Besides, what do you do for an

On the inside...
Co-Editor-in-Chief Gordon Atcheson writes about
the unethical adventures of Lt. Governor James
Damman on the Editorial Page . . . The Maynard
Street Journal, a collection of creative writing
essays, makes its debut on the Arts Page . . . and
Ed Lange reviews the NCAA swimming champion-
ships on the Sports Page.
On fh tnn id . . .

Ten TAs
claim bias
in hiring
Ten teaching assistants (TAs)
in the G e r m a n department
claim they have been discrim-
inated against by Department
Chairman Valentine Hubbs on
the basis of their participation
in the Graduate Employes' Or-
ganization (GEO) strike which
ended three weeks ago.
The complaint concerns the
appointment of TAs for the sum-
mer term. Out of 19 graduate
students available for the posi-
tions, nine non-strikers were
chosen, while the rejected ten
were all participants in the
year TA, has sent a letter of
complaint to Chairman Hubbs.
With this move he becomes the
first union member to pursue a
settlement through t h e pre-
scribed grievance procedure of
the fledgling GEO contract.
Branding the discrimination
c h a r g e s "completely false,"
Hubbs said the nine TAs chosen
are the most qualified in the
department, though he added,
"that d o e s n' t mean there
weren't four or five more who
weren't qualified too..A
Hubbs explains that a list was
See 10, Page 2

South n



By AP and Reuter
SAIGON-Communist-led infantry backed by tanks
launched a heavy assault on a town 45 miles north of
Saigon as the insurgent drive southward continued, the
Saigon high command reported yesterday.
It said that government defenders, supported by air
strikes, held, back the attack Sunday of Chon Thanh, a
district town directly north of the capital.
MEANWHILE, the Ford administration, in an "it's not our
war" mood, has taken a pessimistic view of the future of the
present South Vietnamese Government.
Defense Secretary James Schlesinger feels it will be some-
time before Saigon will be able to stabilize the rapidly deteriorat-
ing military situation.
Schlesinger said in a television interview Sunday there will
be more military withdrawals and major National Liberation
Front (NLF) onslaughts on Saigon in the next month or so.

AP Photo
BICYCLES, PEOPLE, and goods are piled precariously high on a truck which carries refugees
from the docks at Cam Ranh Bay to a re-location center. These are some of the last refugees
to leave Da Nang, which fell to communist-led troops Saturday. Many had already endured the
trek to Da Nang from elsewhere, surviving on limited food and water and traveling on crowded
rescue vessels.






By AP and Reuter
PHNOM PENH, President
Lon Nol is preparing to leave
the besieged capital of Phnom
Penh for an overseas tour
from which he might not re-
Lon Nol, Prime Minister Long
Boret and other Cambodian of-
ficials are expected to leave
by helicopter this morning. The
tour would first take the Presi-
dent to Indonesia after a stop-
off in Bangkok.
BUT A widespread specula-
tion continued that Lon Nol
would either resign or simply
stay abroad.
The last hours before his de-

parture were marked by more
insurgent rocket attacks on Po-
chentong airport, Phnom Penh's
last link with the outside
world, and by intensive fight-
ing elsewhere in the country.
Rebel forces also penetrated
Phnom Penh's d e f e n s e
perimeter across the Tonle Sap
River just 11 miles from the
city, and shelled the airport at
the second largest city of Bat-
tambang, 180 miles northwest of
Phnom Penh, for the first time
in more than a year, the reports
ported on the move a mile from
the Battambang airport and

Prof. claims older
s ins are briter
When your older brothers and sisters tell you that they're
smarter than you are, they're might be right.
Older children from smaller families have higher averages on
intelligence tests, according to Psychology Prof. Robert Zajonc.
"The intellectual level of an individual's siblings and parents
has a strong influence on the individual during the course of his
development," Zajonc explains.
ACCORDING TO Zajonc, data compiled from broad samples
of nationwide SAT scores indicates that older children from small
families receive higher scores because children get more atten-
tion from parents than do children in larger families.
However, Zajonc notes that "age gaps between successive
children also play an exceedingly important role in the birth

two miles from the heart of the
city. Analysts said they did not
think Battambang could hold out
against an insurgent attack.
Cambodian Senate President
Saukham Khoy, who will auto-
matically become acting presi-
dent when Lon Nol leaves the
country today, hopes to nego-
tiate a peace treaty with the
communist-led insurgents be-
seiging Phnom Penh.
Khoy, speaking to reporters
last night, said he did not play
a leading role in the overthrow
of Prince Norodom Sihanouk
led by Lon Nol in 1970 and had
no quarrel with him.
THE PRINCE, leader of the
Royal Government of National
Union (Grunk), is titular head
of the insurgent forces.
Reliable sources said Lon
Nol was expected to say be-
fore departing that he was leav-
ing Cambodia for some time in
order to facilitate peace talks
-and political sources today
said a five-man committee, in-
cluding Khoy, will be formed for
those talks.
Lon Nol, partially paralyzed
from a stroke in 1971, flies to
Indonesia today and then goes
on to Hawaii to seek medical
treatment, reliable sources
said. They said his departure
also is aimed at getting the
U. S. Congress to come up with
more military aid' for Cambo-

FARTHER north, the
South Vietnamese central coast
city of Qui Nhon was taken by
NLF (North Vietnamese and
southern insurgent) forces,
military sources said.
The city, 270 miles north of
here, fell in much the same way
as the big port city of Da Nang
three days ago - communist-
led commandos within the city
and a shock force thrusting
from outside took advantage of
the disarray of demoralized
government troops, according to
the sources.
Many of the city's people and
the refugees who had flowed in
earlier are reported to have
fled the city. Qui Nhon's nor-
mal population is more than
THE SOUTH Vietnamese col-
lapse appeared to quicken the
pace of disintegration along the
central coast, after the govern-
ment tried to react to a NLF
campaign in the central high-
lands with a broad withdrawal.
But the withdrawal has now
clearly led to chaos along the
coast - which the government
intended to hold.
In a week, communist-led
forces have taken more major
cities than ever before in the
decades of the war here-Hue,
the former imperial capital, Da
Nang, the c o u n t r y' s second
biggest city, and now Qui Nhon.
THE C E N T R A L highlands
cities of Ban Me Thuot, Pleiku
and Kontum had been lost in the
previous two weeks.
Most of the government with-
drawals from at least half of
the country have come without
a battle. This has placed a
heavy strain on the morale of
government forces and conse-
quently on the administration of
President Nguyen Van Thieu.
In another capitulation by
government forces, air force
units were yesterday reported
to have pulled out of a major
airbase at Phu Cat northwest
of Qui Nhon, military sources
Agency for International De-
velopment (AID) reported six
American ships would begin
evacuating as many as 200,000
refugees from three ports on the

f fDa Nang
SAIGON, South Vietnam (,P)-
Da Nang fell to the Communist-
led insurgents by itself-a cas-
ualty not of battle but of panic
and chaos.
Accounts of the collapse 'of
South Vietnam's second' largest
city and onetime major U.S.
base have shocked and demoral-
ized Saigon, the capital, and its
three million people.
THE QUESTION asked today
in Saigon is "Can it happen
For Da Nang shuddered and
died in three days of looting,
burning and murder inflicted not
by avenging insurgent forces
but the citizens of Da Nang it-
The insurgents sat outside and
AND WHEN they moved in
Saturday afternoon and Sunday,
'there was no resistance from a
population exhausted from may-
hem and fear.
That is the picture of the last
days of Da Nang as painted by
Americans, Britons and Vietna-
imese who were among the esti-
mated 100,000 who escaped the
'city. Another 1,000,000 were left
A chain reaction of fear in-
fected the fleeing soldiers and
civilians. They spread it like
the plague through the 1owns
and cities during their flight
from the embattled area.
DA NANG was inundated by
hordes of refugees and desper-
ate soldiers fleeing not only
:from Hue but also from the two
provinces to the south, Quang
Tin and Quang Ngai, which col-
lapsed overnight.
All escape roads led to Da
Nang, and by Wednesday the
sprawling port city where the
U.S. Marines landed 10 years
ago was crammed with refu-
See PANIC, Page 9

LON NOL: The Cambodian
President is leaving the be-
sieged capital of Phnom
Penh amid speculation that
he would either resign or
simply stay abroad. Relia-
ble sources claims he is
leaving to facilitate peace
talks with the insurgents.

Mayor James Stephenson last
night admittedsthat he failed to
comply with an ordinance gov-
erning the release of campaign
financing which he introduced
before City Council over a year

order. Large spacing is bene-
ficial to the younger and detri-
mental to the older siblings,
while small spacing is less detri-
mental to the older but more
harmful to the younger."
Spacing plays a role, in Za-
jonc's opinion, because it in-
fl'yences whether an older bro-
ther or sister can be adteacher
to the younger one. The first-
born teaches the others how to
do long division, shoots baskets
and perform innumerable other
THIS 'TEACHER' role played
by the older siblings accounts


hinges on rent issue
Most of the residents of the First Ward
are tenants-so the controversial rent
control proposal is the most important
issue in this hard-fought battle for a City
Co'encil slot.
Both the Democrats and the Human
Rights Party (HRP) consider this pie-
shaped wedge radiating north from the
center of the city to be their natural
turf-and it's an all out scrap for the
highly-coveted seat.

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