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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 151

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, April 9, 1975

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Off and running
The field is off and running for this term's Stu-
dent Government Council (SGC) elections. When
registration for candidates closed last Thursday,
there were 76 hopefuls who had made applications
for the 17 seats on Council up for election April
21-25. Since that evening, 24 candidates have
withdrawn including the current SGC President,
Reddix Allen. The 51 remaining candidates include
hopefuls from six parties and eight candidates
running as independents. Two new, prominent
parties are involved in this month's contest:
"Make Our Votes Effective" with 12 people on the
ticket from fraternities and sororities; and the
"Student Organizing Committee," which is an out-
growth of the Undergraduates' Support Committee
of the Graduate Employe's Organization. All the
hopefuls are scheduled to meet at .8:00 p.m. next
Monday in the Nat. Sci. Aud. for a debate if all
goes well. However, in the past four years, virtually
every Council election has been frought with
charges and countercharges of fraud, rip-offs and
Ali-American city
Ann Arbor would be one of the "dangerous"
cities affected by Attorney General Edward Levi's
proposal for banning hand guns in high-crime
metropolitan areas. He suggests that the ban be
applied in cities where the violent crime rate is
20 per cent higher than the national average, or if
the rate is both 10 per cent higher than the national
aerage and three per cent above the area's
previous annual rate. Naturally, our fair city, with
some 601 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants,
fills the bill.
Happenings .. .
. . . being with a free sneak preview of PTP's
musical production of Aristophanes' "The Birds,"
at noon in the Pendleton Rm. of the Michigan
Union . . . the department of Near Eastern studies
sponsors a lecture by Dr. George Makdisi on "Some
Aspects of Medieval Education in Islam and the
West," in Rm. 200 Lane Hall at 4 p.m. . . . at the
same time three one-act plays by student writers
will be presented free in the Arena Theater in the
Frieze Bldg. . . . then at 4:15 p.m. Thomas Cooley
Lectures presents a symposium in 100 Hutchins
Hall on "Biology, Ethics and Law: Can They Help
Each Other?" . .. at 7:30 p.m. there's a lecture-
demonstration by Kwasi Aduonum on "African
Society and Music" in the Cady Music Rm. of the
Stearns Bldg. as part of the Eva Jesseye Series
. . . at 8 p.m. there will be a meeting for those
opposed to Kissinger speaking at the 'U,' in the
basement of the "Friends" House at 1420 Hill St.
... and also at 8 p.m. Daniel Lewes of the Federal
Power Commission speaks in a seminar for elec-
trical computer engineers on "The National Power
Survey" at 170 Physics and Astronomy Bldg.
Trial and error
The reason Larry Page didn't, bother to appear
at his arraignment Monday had nothing to do with
his raw audacity, his anti-establishmentarian in-
stincts, or his inability to tell time. The Bangor,
Maine, "resident," who was arraigned in connec-
tion with theft of $51,000 worth of food stamps,
just didn't exist. And the court stood mute, not
because of some new form of ruling on non-existent
persons, but because it was too shocked to say
anything. -Actually, Larry Page is an alias for an
undercover agent working on the case. Astute
Penobscot District Attorney, in his best Madison
Avenue style, commented, "I didn't know that."
Parishioners 'protected'
The Bishop of San Diego is apparently out to
keep the spectrum of moral views in his diocese
less catholic. The Most Reverend Lee Maher has
declared in a letter that Catholic women who

publicly admit membership in the National Organ-
ization of Women (NOW), or any other group
that advocates abortions, may not receive com-
munion within his area of jurisdiction in Southern
California. "No person," wrote the prelate, "who
claims and professes views that are contrary to the
teachings of the church can claim to be a practicing
Catholic, nor 'are they to be admitted to the sacra-
ments." Maher's letter has been sent to all parish
priests in his diocese, who are required to read it
to their congregations this Sunday.
On the inside .. .
. . . Arts Page features the results of the
Academy Awards presentation last night . . .
Sports Page includes a story by Jeff Liebster
speculating on how teams may fare in the Ameri-
can League, East Division in baseball this year .. .
and Edit Page features a story on bars and night
spots in France by Paul O'Donnell.

Director of University Housing John Fel
said yesterday he alerted the Regents t
fall's dorm squeeze as early as last June.
Feldkamp indicated he knew last June'
were going to be some disappointed stude
the fall of 1975."
THE DORM crisis, which forced a lotter
initially left about 800 students without
for next fall is the result of a steady four
increase in the number of students requ
University housing, Feldkamp admitted5
At the Regents' June meeting Feldkamp w
them "there was going to be no more Univ
housing space for fall '75."



Feldkamp inforrmed Regents

One ex-Regent remembered t h a t Feldkamp
"came up to the Regents' retreat and gave us a
EXPLAINING the Regents' failure 'to discuss
plans then on how to house returning students,
the ex-Regent said, "I thinksstudents who come
back should expect to be housed. I think most of
the Regents thought that kind of basic, but as
for Feldkamp-there's never a problem he can't
Feldkamp wavered on the question of why
students had not been informed of the dorm
crunch last fall. Initially he claimed, "Because
we never knew the magnitude of it . . . if the

Regents had authorized a large rate increase,
the situation might not have occurred."
At the February meeting, the Regents voted
to freeze the dorm rates for next year. The same
week Feldkamp hit the University Housing Coun-
cil (UHC) withrtheproblem of deciding which
students would receive rooms next fall.
AFTER FURTHER questioning yesterday Feld-
kamp claimed, "They were informed but they
didn't want to believe it," adding, "Information
came out in housing bulletins. Any student that
did an analysis of the situation could have fore-
seen it."

ist June
Housing bulletins are distributed to all resident
staff. One building director acknowledged a gen-
eral awareness of increasing reapplications to
the dorms, but did not recall any announcement
until last February.
Dan Berland, president of the student-run UHC
agreed, "I didn't hear anything about the short-
age until Feb. 20." He further denied having
heard about the steadily increasing dorm reappli-
cations until February, charging, "Feldkamp has
a very selective memory. Basically Housing held
out the news 'to us in February, saying 'here you
kill 'em by whatever method of hanging you
think is best.' "
BERLAND said Feldkamp had given UHC only
a week and a half's warning on the coming lottery.
See REGENTS, Page 2


Thieu vows to







despite attack
SAIGON (AP and Reuters)-President Nguyen Van Thieu
vowed to hold onto power yesterday after a lone South Vietnamese
air force plane bombed and rocketed his palace. Opposition
politicians interpreted the attack as a warning to Thieu to change
lis policies or leave office.
"I am determined to continue leading this country," declared
Thieu, who is widely blamed for the military debacle that has
lost three-fotrths of South Vietnam to Communist-led forces in a
IN ANOTHER development the deputy commander of the
military region which includes Saigon, Major General Nguyen
Van Hieu, was found dead of gunshot wounds in his office Monday

military sources said yesterday.
Calif. (A)-A chartered Overseas
National Airways DC10 jet"Iner
carrying 291 Vietnamese chil-
dren arrived here yesterday, the
last of the major orphan air-
lifts ordered by President Ford.
Hundreds of volunteers, in-
cluding doctors, took charge of
the children as they ieft the
plane and headed by bus to the
6th Army Presidio arphai re-
ceptioncenter 45 miles away in
San Francisco.
WHILE Americans accepted
youngsters into their homes and
made plans to evacuate mere
orphans, there was some cri-
ticism both in the United Stapes
and abroad of the oaoylit pro-
Switzerland's three major hu-
manitarian organizations cr'Ai-
See LAST, Page 7

The regional office is located
at Bien Hoa, northwest of Sai-
The sources said General Hieu
had been shot twice, but the
circumstances of his death had
not yet been established.
BEFORE he became deputy
commander of Military Region
Three last year, General Hieu
was special assistant to Vice-
President Tran An Huong and
Secretary-General of the govern-
ment's Corruption Investigation
To the south and east of Sai-
gon, National Liberation Force
(NLF) continued heavy shelling
and sapper attacks in what ap-
peared to be efforts to close
the circle around the jittery
In Washington, U.S. Army
Chief of Staff Frederick Weyand
said South Vietnam cannot sur-
vive without additional military
aid from the United States. He
made the statement after re-
porting to the Senate Armed
Services Committee on his re-
cent trip to South Vietnam. If
sufficient aid is received, the
South Vietnamese will fight, he
1'HIEU and his family escaped
unhurt when the pilot, identi-
fied as First Lt. Nguyen Thanh
Trung, attacked the palace in
an FS jet fighter-bomber and
flew off to an unknown destina-
See THIEU, Page 7

Doily Photos

2nd place
Republican Mayor James
Stephenson and Democra-
tic challenger Al Wheeler
are entering the home
stretch of a photo finish
race as city election work-
ers yesterday started tabu-
lating the second choice
ballots of those persons
voting for Human Rights
P a r t y candidate. Carol
City officials predicted
that a final winner will be
announced sometime this
UNOFFICIAL reports showed
Wheeler closing the 2,600 vote
gap between him and Stephen-
son as the Democrat captured
nearly 90 per cent of Ernst's
second place votes, with over
half the precincts counted.
No matter what the results
are, spokespersons from both
parties have declared they will
request recounts if their can-
didate loses. It is also possible
that the entire election will end
up in the courts, sources said.
Because of the difficulty of
counting the paper ballots -- in-
stituted to accommodate the
new preferential voting system
-several delays have resulted
from procedural problems.
CITY Attorney Edwin Pear
said that the difficulties, which
resulted from improperly seal-
ed or numbered ballot books,
should be "ironed out" by this
Because none of the'City
Council seats changed hands,
the outcome of the mayoral
race will determine the political
make-up of the 11-member body
for the next twelve months.
If Stephenson wins, the Re-
publicans will retain their mat
jority position. A victory by
Wheeler, however, would alter
the present balance and make
possible a liberal/radical coa-
IN THIS situation, there would
be five Republicans, five Demo-
See MAYORAL, Page 2

Stephenson wheeler

Godf (her



From wire Service Reports
father, Part II, the continuation
of the fictional Corleone Mafia
family story, was selected as
best picture of 1974 at the 47th
annual Academy Awards last
Godfather II was the grand
winner of this year's ceremony,
scoring six times-best picture,
screenplay, supporting actor, art
direction, original d r a m a t i c
score, and director.
THE FILM'S producer-direc-
tor-writer, Francis Ford Cop-
pola, won three Oscars, and his
father Carmine Co nnola re-

Gurney. wins

to deliver plaudits for a candi-
date who lost-Valentina Cor-
tese of Day for Night.
"All of us actresses are for-
ever missing lines and entering
the wrong door, and we recog-
nize ourselves in her perform-
ance," said Bergman of the
Italian's role as a Iorgetful
"It's always nice to win the
Oscar," remarked Bergman,
winner for Gaslight in 1944 and
Anastasia in 1956.
THE 56-YEAR-OLD Swedish
star had once briefly been black-
listed by Hollywood because of
an affair she had with Italian
director Roberto Rossellini.
In the film, based on a novel
by Agatha Christie, Bergman
played a dotty missionary who

is one of several people sus-
pected of murdering a brutal
kidnapper aboard a train. Berg-
man joined Helen Hayes as the
only actresses to win Oscars
in both categories.
De Niro,, a young New York
trained actor who failed to ap-
pear at the annual Hollywood
awards ceremony, came out
ahead of two American actng
legends - 75-year-old sang and
dance man Fred Astaire and
method actor teacher Lee Stras-
De Niro's Oscar winning role
was the same one for which
Marlon Brando received the
best actor award in 1973-that
of the "Godfather" h:mself,
Vito Corleone.

1CMIU, % aLULLC %. yv~ , Lc
ceived the music award.
Art Carney, the retired teach-
er on a cross-country trek with
a cat in Harry and Tonto, and
Ellen Burstyn, the travelling
housewife in AlicerDoesn't Live
Here Anymore, received the
best acting awards.
Robert De Niro, apprentice
Mafia chieftain in Godfather II,
and Ingrid Bergman, who play-
ed the quiet missionary of
Murder on the Orient Express,
won Oscars as supporting per-
formers of the year.
THE CARNEY victory was a
surprise and a welcome one for
the Music C e n t e r audience,
which rose in tribute to the tele-
vision veteran.
Carney went through the rit-
ual of thanking his director,

Mysterious food rip-off
hits tU' hospital corridors

The University Hospital is facing a unique
food crisis that only a team of detectives could
Soft drinks, , apples, oranges, and other
munchies are being mysteriously whisk-
ed off patients' trays, but no one seems to
be able to apprehend the hungry thieves.

with the disappearing food, "I don't know how
extensive it is, or who does it." He empha-
sized, "Of course, our feeling is that we
think no employe should have the right to
take a patient's food."
HE ORSERVED that "some people don't
look on taking food that doesn't belong to them
as stealing," adding, "It's a sensitive area."


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