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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 149

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 6, 1975

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Op * ~ J'
There was a slight mixup in an editorial concern-
ing SGC yesterday. We mistakenly said that Robert
Matthews had spit on Robert Black at the Thurs-
day meeting. Actually, it was Black who spat on
Matthews. The Daily regrets the error.
As part of the Daily's continuing coverage of city
elections, staff reporters and city editor Stephen
Selbst have compiled a special page detailing the
positions of city candidates on ten top city issues.
This exclusive Daily feature is on page 9.

Survey shows

rent control


Copyright 1975, The Michigan Daily
A Daily voter survey taken last week reveals
that unless students flock to the polls tomorrow,
rent control will go down to defeat for the second
The survey didn't yield conclusive results for
the mayoral race, but did suggest that a strong
student vote could doom Mayor James Shephen-
son's re-election bid. Without a good student turn-
out, Stephenson's chances for a second term are
much better.
THE FATE OF the day care and door-to-door
voter registration referenda are also in the hands
of the students. Students favor both proposals by
heavy margins, while non-students are slightly
opposed. If students turn out in sufficient number,

they could d e 1 i v e r the votes to pass these
Only 21.9 per cent of the city's non-student
voters contacted in the poll favor the rent control
proposal. 58.3 per cent of the non-student register-
ed voters oppose rent control, and nearly one-
fifth-19.8 per cent-are undecided.
Students, who traditionally vote less often, and
who make up a smaller component of the city's
registered voters, are solidly behind rent control.

AN EXTRAORDINARY student vote could over-
come the opposition among non-students. Last
year, 55 per cent of the votes for rent control
came from wards one and two, where most stu-
dents live. Yet these two wards only constituted
34 per cent of the total votes cast on the issue.
It would take a turnout one-third to one-half
higher than last year in these areas to overcome
the opposition in other wards. And all indications
point to a low turnout. This year's campaign has
been less visible and less publicized than last
year. Many of the students contacted weren't
aware of the election, and as a group they rated
themselves less likely to vote.
Mayor James Stephenson's fate in tomorrow's
election also depends on whether the students

cent of the students sampled. 34.8 per cent of
those polled favor Democrat Al Wheeler, and 15.2
per cent name Human Rights Party candidate
Carol Ernst as their first choice. But a massive
block of the students-37.5 per cent-questioned
were uncertain whom they would cast votes for.
THIS BODES ill for Wheeler, who needs the
student vote, as does the fact that only about half
the Ernst supporters said they plan on giving
their second choice votes to the Democrat. Most
Stephenson supporters said they didn't plan to
use their second choice, as did many Wheeler
But assuming that Ernst is eliminated after the
first round of ballot counting, second choice votes
cast by Wheeler and Stephenson voters won't be
See SURVEY, Page 2

61.4 per cent favor the charter amendment, 25.7
are against it, and only 12.9 haven't made up
their minds yet.

vote. Stephenson, who has a
among students, was the choice

poor reputation
of only 12.5 per


Daily B-ball death won't
In ysrdas baetball batl for supreacyiiB I WHTN
Tof the city room, the brave but inexperienced Daily
edit staff gave the sports staff "Libels" all they
could handle before succumbing in the second half
76-54. Surprisingly tough, the newswriters took a ro iwdes
34-32 lead at half, but the Libel bench and experi-
ence proved to be too much for the overwhelmed
reporters in the end. Unofficial scoring statistics By DAVID WHITING
credit sports staffers Al Hrapsky and Bill Crane Copyright 1975, Michigan Daily
with 20 each, while city editor Stephen Selbst col- Republic of China (Taiwan)
lected 22 in a losing effort. President Chiang Kai-shek's
death will not affect relations
d among the United States, Tai-
wan, and the People's Republic
Happenings . . . of China, a leading Asian ex-
. begin with the opening of a mixed-media pert dy in Taiwan declared yes-
art show by Edwina Drobny at the Union Gallery teday igaUnvrst
at 4 p.m. The display featuring sculpture, jewelry, prEesn in Cannrivernty
ceramics, and drawing will continue all month .d. . frofalrand fone State
the Student Organizing Committee will hold a town baFtFCal in Taichung, stated, "It
meeting to discuss day care in the Assembly Hall is very unlikely that Chiang's
in the Union . .. FASST presents a series of films death will cause a major change
by NASA on space and energy related topics in the in relations," between the
East Quad Aud. at 1 p.m. . . . a benefit Mexican three countries.
dinner for the United Farm Workers will be held
from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the Newman Center, corner PRESIDENT Chiang, driven
of Thompson and William . . . the South Quad from mainland China in 1949 by
Jewish Students Organization will hold a free Fela- Chairman Mao Tse-tung, still
fel and Israeli dancing in the dorm's West Lounge considered himself head of
beginning at 6 p.m.. . U. at 7:30 p.m. the Young So- China's mainland population
cialist Alliance is holding a class on Maoism in Rm. throughout his half-century ten-
4304 of the Union . ... the School of Music presents ire as Nationalist Chinese
"The Tales of Hoffman" in the Lydia Mendeltsohn leader. At the same time, Chi-
nese communists considered the
Theate i. . M y RTaiwan island, 100 miles off
speaks on "Biology, Ethics, and the Law: Can China's coast, a territory of
They Help Each Other?" at 4:15 p.m. in 100 Hutch- their own.
ins Hall as part of the Thomas Cooley Lectures The issue of Taiwan-per-
..The Inmate Project sponsors Art Tarnow lec- sonified by the 87 year-old Chi-
turing on "Prisoner Labor Unions" at 7:30 p.m. in ang - has been regarded by
the Andersoon Room of the Union . .. the People's most U.S. - China watchers as
Bicentennial Commission in Ann Arbor meets at the principal stumbling block
to closer ties between Washing-
802 Monroe (Guild House) at 7:30 p.m. ton and Peking.
d PChina refuses to establish full
diplomatic ties as longyasnthe
On the inside . . U.S. continues to recognize
Nationalist China. While there
.bsThe Sunday Magazine highlights "The Cine-is a full scale Nationalist em-
matic Bad Taste of the American College Student" bassy in Washington, Peking is
by Neal Gabler . . . Sports Editor Brian Deming only represented by a liaison
pens some thoughts about the Tigers and the up-
coming season on the Sports Page, and The Daily WHITING explained, "If
endorsements appear on Page 6. President Ford believes tht
therDomino Theory' has credi-
bility, then he certainly is not
1 rhoutsi . going to up-end the Taiwan
On tihe outide domino himself." He predicted
Stil no to ba forcros cunty sking A ery Ford would not visit Peking for
Stil nt to bd fr cosscoutrysking.A vry aproximately a year after the
strong arctic fair weather system will maintain a Thieu government in South Viet-
flow of cold air with continued clear skies for to- nam falls.
day. For tonight, skieswill continue to be clear In reference to communist-
with very cold temperatures. Highs will be an un- led forces' apparent success in
Indochina, Ford recently reaf-
spring-like 35-40. Lows tonight will be another firmed his belief in the "Domi-
bone chilling 18-23. Chances of snow will again be no Theory" - a theory claim-
near zero through tonight. Monday as the fair wea- ing that if South Vietnam's and
ther system finally passes to our east, tempera- Cambodia's American - sup-
far ported governments fall, then
tures will moderate slightly under mostly fi all of Southeast Asia will be-
skies. come communist.
See U.S., Page 8
LSA comm1ittee restricts
credit on independent study

rT r
Dalv Photo by STEVE KAGAN
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL cartoonist William Sanders, who appeared last night at Rackham,
does his best to refute the common notion that President Ford is hard to caricature.
artoontsts raw laughs
By JIM FINKELSTEIN SANDERS had kinder words for Hubert
Ace cartoonists Charles Rodrigues and Humphrey's appearance conceding, "His fea-
William Sanders are artists etched along dif- tures are basically handsome; they're just ar-
ferent lines who have both kept Americans in rySandsom ejtar-
stitches with their hard-hitting humor for ranged funny." Sanders complained that for-
years. mer president Richard Nixon has "a carica-
Milwaukee journalist Sanders, on the one ture handicap, namely, he looks like you
hand, broke out a corny sense of humor in- wouldn't buy a ten speed bicycle from him."
terspersed with flashes of brilliance in his Rodrigues hit the audience in Rackham
impromptu political caricatures at last night's Aud. with a different brand of humor, reveal-
Cartoon Extravaganza. He shattered the popu- ing himself to be every bit as warped as the
lar belief that Gerald Ford is difficult to cari- grotesque National Lampoon cartoons he fills
cature and was less than complimentary in with blind or handicapped people.
describing the president as a "gorilla with a S
Neanderthal forehead." Sanders then sketched Sanders looked every bit .the former jock
as he described himself to be - thirtyish
out Ford's allegedly animal features on a a
large transparency. See CARTOONISTS, Page 8




SAIGON (Reuter) - Communist-led units struck
against the fertile ricelands ofethe Mekong Delta-one of
the last major areas outside of Saigon still in government
hands-yesterday as President Nguyen Van Thieu tried
to get his political house in order.
The political crisis, stemming from the vast losses in
territory and the drastic decline in army morale, Friday
saw President Thieu name lower house speaker Nguyen
Ba Can as the country's new premier and today Can was
trying to rally moderate opposition figures to join a new
CAN FACED the formidable task of replacing outgoing premier
Tran Thien Khiem, for nearly six years one of the government's

most powerful figures.
On the war fronts, reports of
widespread insurgent attacks
came from the Mekong Delta
south of here as, lightly-armed
and highlyrmobile communist-
led troops stabbed at govern-
ment positions with automatic
weapons and mortars.
Fighting was also reported
northeast of Saigon outside the
coastal cities of Phan Rang and
Nha Trang, as Saigon com-
manders ordered troops to hold
the bulging southern part of the
central coast after the head-
long retreat from the north.
THE SAIGON command said
for the second day its troops
were preparing to re-enter Nha
Trang which was given up with
little fighting. The Hanoi-based
command say they took the city
last Thursday, according to the
North Vietnam news agency
monitored in Hong Kong.

to arrive
at Metro
Twenty South Vietnamese or-
phans will end a five thousand
mile odyssey from a war-ravag-
ed country today when their U.
S. Air Force plane lands at De-
troit's Metro Airport in the
first step towards their event-
ual adoption by Michigan resi-
On arrival, the orphans will
be transported by University
buses to the W.J. Maxey Train-
ing school in Whitmore Lake,
the state designated reception
center, said Jim Evans, spokes-
man for the Bureau of Children
and Youth Services in Lansing.
AFTER a short rest they will
be met by their temporary
American families, Evans said.
A group of doctors and a
support team are flying from
Michigan early today to meet
the children at Chicago's O'Hare
International Airport under au-
thorization from Governor Mil-
liken, Evans confirmed.
"We expect to have the chil-
dren through their medical ex-
aminations and on to the Air
Force plane by about ten
o'clock," said Evans.
See ORPHANS, Page 8

Department bead

denies quote

In the midst of a controversy
brewing in the German Depart-
ment of Germanic Languages
and Literatures, chairman Val-
entine Hubbs has been charged
by colleagues w i t h refusing
to acknowledge statements he
made to The Daily concerning a
complaint of discrimination fled
by department teaching assist-
The charge concerned the ap-
pointment of nine teaching as-
sistants, all of whom did not
participate in the r e c e n t
tion (GEO) strike, to :summer
teaching positions. The nine
who were rejected were all
IN THAT conversation, lhubos
called the charges of discrimi-
nation "completely false," and
said when he visited the offices
of all prospective appointees and
found those on strike absent, he
proceeded to the next name on
his alphabetical list.
"I assumed if they wveren't
around they didn't want to
teach," he declared. "What am

WHEN ASKED last night why
he told the department he had
never talked to The Daily,
Hubbs said, "That's not what I
told them. I told them you didn't
have the whole thing in the
story. Look, I don't want to talk
about anything now. I'm busy."
A professor gave this -,count
of the Friday meeting: "He was
asked in the meeting whether he
had had an interview with a
reporter from the Mic higan

Daily. The answer was 'no.' He
was asked a second and I be-
lieve a third time if he had
had any conversation wi h a
member of the press, and the
answer was 'nothing of the
sort.' He didn't use exactly
those words but something that
meant exactly the same."
Another professor canfirmed
the account of the meeting.
Prof. and former chairm i' of
the department Clareno Pott

was contacted and informed tf
the discrepancies betwe,:n 'Ine
Daily's and Hubbs' version of
the disputed telephone call and
of the dissension within tha de-
He commented, "This puts a
very strange light on a ,.t of
things and I must say I'm a
little bit shocked. I really
shouldn't say anything. I hate
to throw this thing ino some
crazy FBJ-CIA light."

The literary college (LSA) Curriculum
Committee last week narrowly voted to
impose a 32 hour limit on the number of
independent study and directed reading
credits students can elect towards their

mittee 4-3, with students casting the dissent-
ing votes.
It now goes before the LSA Executive
Committee and then to the LSA faculty for
final approval. Associate Dean for Cur-
riculum Jean Carduner expects the Execu-
tive Committee to approve the document,
predicting that any further modifications
woul he likely to lower the 32 hour limit.

Second Ward race:
Deja vu o 1973.
Tomorrow's Second Ward City Council race is a hotly-contested
one, virtually a repeat of the election of 1973-with Democratic
incumbent Carol Jones being challenged again by Human Rights
Party (HRP) activist Frank Shoichet and a newcomer, Republican
Bob McDonough.
Shoichet was narrowly defeated by Jones in the 1973 election.
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