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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol LXXXV, No. 148

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, April 5, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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Adoption aid
A toll-free number has been established for U.S.
citizens seeking information or offering help to
refugees from South Vietnam, in particular, those
who are willing to adopt homeless children air-
lifted from Indochina. The Red Cross says that
60 staffers are running a round-the-clock disaster
relief service, which can be reached at 800-424-1180.
Those interested can also contact the Council on
Adoptable Children, P. O. Box 40541 Palisades
Station, Washington D.C.
"
265748 and 517195...
. . are the winning numbers in the "Loser's
Lottery" drawing in Lansing yesterday. The num-
bers apply to losing $1 Jackpot tickets dated Jan.
30, Feb. 6, 14, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and
April 3. A losing ticket with either of those six-
digit numbers in the Jackpot number space at the
top of the gold ticket wins a special $1,000 losers'
prize.
0
Happenings...
.. are wide-ranging today, beginning with a
conference on "Health and Safety on the Job,"
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. . . . at noon FASST pre-
sents an "Alternative Energy Show and Display"
at Schorling Aud., with a slide presentation by
Richard MacMath and a contest for a solar cookery
.. the more politically-oriented can participate in
the Ann Arbor Farmworker Support Committee's
picket at Campus Corners on State and Packard
in protest of the sale of nonunion Gallo wines,
that's from 12 noon to 4 p.m. . . . the evening starts
off with a bang when UAC Future Worlds presents
a "Cartoon Extravaganza" with William Sanders
of the Milwaukee Journal and Charles Rodriguez
.of the National Lampoon, at 7:30 p.m. in Rackham
Aud. . . . at 8 p.m. the School of Music Opera
airs "The Tales of Hoffman" by Offenbach in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater . . . also at 8 p.m. all
students, beginners included, are invited to the
'U' Square Dance Club meeting at the Coliseum
(on 5th and Hill) with admission charged . . . and
crowning the night will be the Boston Symphony
Orchestra's performance at 8:30 in Hill Aud., as
part of the Choral Union Series of the 'U' Musical
Society, tickets are available in Burton Tower.
"
Mini-muggers
Six year olds in England are on the rampage,
mugging other students and running extortion
rackets to get pocket money. Headmaster George
Kavanagh blasted the mini-criminals yesterday
before the National Association of Schoolmasters.
He said lax parental discipline was partly to blame
for students joining in gangs to bully weaker chil-
dren. The older colleagues are a bunch of Artful
Dodgers who teach the younger students the tricks
of the candy and pocket money stealing trade,
Kavanagh said. At his school, there have been
three recent cases of six and seven year olds mug-
ging other kids. What ever happened to the flower
children?
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On the inside ...
... Edit Page features endorsements in the City
Council race by the Ann Arbor Tenants Union who
have rated the candidates in terms of their posi-
tions on rent control . . . Sports Page includes an
analysis on Michigan's chances in the NCAA gym-
nastic championships . . . and Arts Page features
a review of saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix by
James Fiebig.
"
On the outside...
Would you believe there is no end in sight to our
cold weather? A nearly stationary arctic fair
weather system will continue to cause a northerly
flow of air through tomorrow, thus skies will re-
main generally clear through tonight. Highs will be
35-40, lows will be a frosty 20-25. There will be a
near zero chance of snow through tonight. Sunday,

in spite of the arctic fair weather system to our
north, a storm moving towards us from the south-
west will cause increasing cloudiness during the
day with snow or rain possible at night with cold
temperatures continuing.

Disagreement hot iiourth

T cird

By ANN MARIE LIPINSKI
The Fourth Ward is a political microcosm
of Ann Arbor, yielding a colorful mixture
of Democrats, Republicans and Human
Rights Party (HRP) supporters-with the
liberals holding a slight upper hand over
the conservatives.
Beginning south of Hill St. and covering
the southwest corner of the city, the Fourth
Ward includes the single family oriented
Burns Park area, lower income and student
neighborhoods and a healthy portion of the
city's high income suburban fringe.
THIS HETEROGENOUS composition,
coupled with an equally diverse trio of coun-
cil hopefuls, has turned the city's "swing
ward" race into a volatile one which may
determine the majority of City Council for
the next 12 months.

Bill Bronson, the Fourth Ward's Demo-
cratic candidate, appears to have gripped
the reins of control in this important race,
although Ron Trowbridge, the ward's GOP
candidate, is dealing Bronson a run for his
money.
Spicing the contest, though self-admittedly
not running to win, is Judy Gibson, the
HRP's low-profile entry.

"Voting is a right, not a privilege." She
believes it is important to tap the eligible
voting population in the city "by setting up
uolimited registration sites."
Bronson, like Gibson, also supports the
voter registration proposal, citing many of
the same reasons. However, Trowbridge,
Bronson's most serious competitor, calls the
proposal a "nonissue" explaining, "It's as
easy as going to K-Marts. Any student
can register to vote."
THE PROPOSED Day Care charter
amendment draws different reactions from
all three candidates. Gibson, disgarding
G01P and Democratic accusations that the
IIRP authored proposal is loosely written
and conducive to fraud, lauds day care
centers as superior alternatives to the
See HOPEFULS, Page 2

ALL THREE candidates offer the Fourth
Ward constituency a different menu vis-a-vis
the proposed charter amendments, with
Gibson giving her nod to all three, Trow-
bridge emphatically opposing them all, and
Bronson offering a mixed bag of positions.
On the proposed voter registration charter
amendment, Gibson recites the HRP slogan,

Bronson

Trowbridge

'WAR GOVT.' FORMED

So uth
State
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Cltzens
a*d Viet
arlift
By BILL TURQUE
A Troy-based group of con-
cerned parents and the Detroit
office of Senator Robert Grif-
fin (R-Mich.) combined efforts
yesterday to battle government-
al red tape ahd aid an Atlanta,
Ga. citizens group in obtaining
a chartered airlift of some 350
children at South Vietnam's An
Loc orphanage.
Richard Darragh, an em-
ploye of Eastern Airlines in At-
lanta, and a founder of An Loc
Inc., an organization attempt-
ing to bring Vietnamese or-
phans to Georgia for adoption,
said last night that pressure
from Griffin's office was in-
strumental in persuading Pan
American Airways to provide a
747 jetcto transport the children
from Saigon to Atlanta.
"T H E S E N A T O R' S
office made the necessary phone
calls to show Pan American the
Senator's interest in the flight," PICTUR
said Darragh-fow.f
The Michigan group which en- flown f
listed the aid of Senator Grif-
fin's office is the Agency for MINC
International Adoption (AIA).
Although the organization has
not vet obtained the necessary
state licensing, it is interested
M bringing Asian children to
Michigan for adoption. AIA has
been helping to raise some of
the $200,000 dollars needed to By GL
finance theflight. In a let
While Darragh did not have yam Milli
specific figures to cite, he torney Ge
termed AIA's financial contri- commend
bution to the airlift effort "very withholde
significant." posed day
ment that
A SPOKESMAN for Griffin's ballot in
office in Detroit said that Dar- election.
ragh's and AIA's difficulty with Kelley's
arranging the charter flight will have
arose from a misunderstanding proposal's
with the State Department over ballot. A
government policy regarding posed by
charter flights to Saigon. care, does
He said that Darragh had ernor's a
been told by the State Depart- on.
ment to direct all arrangements KELLE)
See TROY, Page 2 objections

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Sabotage suspected
in aigon air crash
SAIGON QTR -Faced with heightened uncertainty and
crisis, South Vietnam's premier and cabinet resigned yes-
terday and President Nguyen Van Thieu ordered forma-
tion of a "war government, one that will not ask to sur-
render to the Communists."
Thieu himself resisted continuing demands that he
step down to open the way for a political grouping that
might deal with the insurgent side in an effort to reach
a negotiated settlement of the war. The Communist-led
forces have repeatedly declared they will not negotiate
with a government headed by Thieu.
IN OTHER developments, the first official U.S. airlift of Viet-
narnese war orphans ended in flaming disaster yesterday when the

AP Photo
:ED HERE in the arms of his new mother is one of the 27 South Vietnamese orphans
rom the embattled country to Denve r's Stapleton International Airport early yesterday.'
).R OBJECTIONS:

huge Air Force jetliner carry-
ing 243 infants crashed in a
rice paddy.
Washington military officials
suspected sabotage.
At least half of the 305 infants
and adults aboard the C5A
Galaxy, the world's largest air-
plane, were either killed or ser-
iously injured.
IT WAS the first of the flights
ordered by President Ford to
bring 2,000 Vietnamese orphans
to new homes in the United
States. Fordmand his wife had
planned to be at Travis Air
Force Base, Calif., when the
Galaxy transport arrived Mon-
day. He said the airlift would
continue despite the tragedy.
The political developments
came on the second day of rela-
tive quiet on the military scene.
But it was a tense lull that only
increased fears of what the next
move might be by the powerful
Communist-led forces that have
taken swift control of three-
fourths of the country in a
month-long offensive.
R e p o r t s from Washington
quoted U.S. intelligence sources
there as saying the North Viet-
namese command was sending
more than 1,000 fresh troops a
day into the south in an ap-
parent buildup for a final blow.
In announcing he had accept-
ed the resignations of Premier
Tran Thien Khiem and the cab-
inet, Thieu told a television
audience he was naming Ngu-
yen Ba Can to form a new gv-
ernment. Can, speaker of the
lower house of the National As-
sembly, is not a widely known
political leader.

Jobless
rate hits
new high
of 8.7%
WASHINGTON (P)-The na-
tion's unemployment rate jump-
ed to 8.7 per cent in March as
the number of Americans with-
out' jobs increased to eight mil-
lion, the government reported
yesterday.
The Labor Department said
job losses last month totaled
nearly 200,000 and this, com-
bined with a rise of 300,000 in
the size of the U.S. labor force,
pushed the increase in unem-
ployment to 500,000 over the
previous month.
THE LOSS in jobs dropped
total employment in the nation
to 83.3 million, and marked the
sixth consecutive month of job
losses. They have totaled 2.6
million since last September.
Analysts with the Bureau of
Labor Statistics said the March
figures show no indication of
any abatement in the nation's
rising unemployment rate,
which now is at the highest
level since 1941, when jobless-
ness averaged 9.9 per cent in a
labor force of 55.9 million.
See JOBLESS, Page 2

:elley faults 4

LEN ALLERHAND
tter to Governor Wil-
ken April 1, State At-
neral Frank Kelley re-
ed that "the governor
approval" of the pro-

COURT RULES:
Crestwood
LANSING, (UPI) - The State Supreme
Court ruled yesterday, that the Crestwood
school board acted legally when it fired
184 striking teachers, but the decision does
not mean the teachers will immediately or
automatically lose their jobs.
In a 4-3 ruling, the high court overturned
lower court rulings that said the Crestwood
board violated state law by firing the teach-
ers last year during a long, bitter strike in
the Detroit suburb.
THE COURT ruled that provisions of the

firig legal
teachers until a finding is reached on the
unfair labor practice charges.
IF THE CHARGES are substantiated,
MERC may order permanent reinstatement
of the teachers despite their illegal strike,
the court said.
Edward Homeier, attorney for the school
board, said last night that "the present
staff is the one that will continue - at least
for the time being."
The Crestwood board fired the teachers
last Dec. 30 after they ignored an order
frnm the ho hard 1to return to work-The strik-

drafted b'
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which rev(
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funds proj
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care charter amend
t will appear on the
Monday's city-wide
decision, however,
no effect upon the
appearing on the
ny amendment pro-
petition, as was day
not require the gov-
pproval to be voted
Y raised three main
to the proposal,
v the Human Rights
passage of the pro-
Ft call for appropriat-
re funds that "exceed
[t of available reve-
irsable for day serv-
is confusion as to
enues the 1.7 per cent
nt would be applied:
ected for the uncom-
year or those that the
ctually received; and
ring to a subsection
aw, Kellev said, "In
ing monies to indi-
nd groups, the City
re that the needs of
come residents are
the current charter
nt annronriaitiosafqire

Thus, ,.if the ballot proposal
passes, Ann Arbor might have
more money earmarked for day
care than could be raised. In re-
gards to this possibility, Kelley
remarked, "However improba-
ble its occurrance, that result
is unlawful."
IN KELLEY'S second objec-
tion state law would appear to
be violated because day care
monies must be appropriated
according to projected revenues
rather than actual receipts.
Asked about the significance
of Kelley's report, City Attor-
Holt asks
n ew look
for child
facilities
By SUSAN ADES
"We've created a world which
is totally unsafe foryoung peo-
ple . . . that is why we need
day care," stressed John Halt,
the noted education author, at
a luncheon yesterday sponsord
by the Day Care Coalition.
Sneaking to an audience :om-

Buckley
..spars a
Hill Aud.
By ANN MARIE LIPINSKI
Following a contest the victor charac-
terized as "just a little infield practice,"
William Buckley left the ring with nary
a scratch. Fielding punches from two
local politicos was an easy task for the
East Coast kid.
Buckley, renowned king of conserva-
tive rhetoric, clashed with State Rep.
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) and Zol

ay care
ney Edwin Pear replied, "The
law requires that all proposals
be submitted to the Governor
for approval."
"This opinion does not effec-
tively validate.or invalidate the
proposal," he added.
DESCRIBING w h a t might
happen if the day care mea-
sure were to pass, Pear com-
mented, "Any interested party
could bring it to court for a rul-
ing. The city can ask for a de-
cision even without anyone
bringing suit against us."
See KELLEY, Page 2

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