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Vol. LXXXV, No. 154

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, April 12, 1975

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All-campus wing-ding
Always in pursuit of fun and games, the mem-
bers of SGC allocated $300 to help fund an all-
campus street party scheduled for the last day of
classes this term. The organizers of the mammoth
wing-ding, the Madison Street Entertainment Com-
mittee, have supposedly already secured permis-
sion with city police to close off the street, and
have contracted three bands to play all day April
22. Although the motion originally recommended a
$150 allocation, SGC decided to pull out all the
stops in approving a figure twice that size. With
the overwhelming support for the event, the staff
of the clean-up committee, will have an enormous
task.
Spiritual highs
Ann Arbor's more religious residents will be get-
ting down to a little spiritual enjoyment this week
end at the Fifth Annual Festival of Life, which
will feature every earthly delght from psychic
awareness to Hatha Yoga. Undeterred by the some-
what chilly weather, the festival coordinators plan
to celebrate at the Arb, as had been, scheduled.
Today's events include workshops on meditation,
spiritual healing and gestalt therapy as well as mu-
sical performances. Sunday's program is high-
lighted by a sunrise service with individual medi-
tation and workshops of Krishna consciousness per-
sonalized palmistry.
Running into trouble
An Ypsilanti Township jogger, will be hopping
around for a while after breaking his leg in an un-
expected collision with a fire hydrant. While jog-
ging in the early evening darkness, the Ypsilanti
man apparently failed to see dog's best friend at
the edge of the roadside. Firefighters, immediate-
ly called to the rescue, reported that the myopic
jogger was rushed to Beyer Memorial Hospital.
"
UA C officers
The University Activities Committee has picked
its officers for the upcoming year. Heading up the
MUSKET production will be Bob Bianco; James
Ruskin and Dave Levick will be coordinating Me-
diatrics; and Rick Victor will continue in his job
as chairman of UAC Domestic Travel while Sherrie
Sheinfeld takes over International Travel. Paula
Humphries will head Minority Affairs and Ron Wil-
son has retained his position as coordinator of Fu-
ture Worlds.
"
Happenings...
. . . are as few and far between today. David
Pines of theUniversity of Illinois will be speaking
on his impressions of China in Rm. 124 E. Quad at
1 p.m. . . . an old - fashioned square dance will
get underway at 404 W. Huron, for a mere $1.00,
you can hoof around all night long . . . there will
be a meeting of the GO Club at 2 p.m. in Rm.
2050 Frieze Bldg. . . . a "One Woman Show" fea-
turing print maker Bethia Brehmar will begin to-
day at Kerry Town and continue until May 9 .. .
and rounding out the day's events will be two lec-
tures by Florence Kennedy and Donald Freed on
"Nelson Rockefeller: Multinational Delinquent"
and "From Dallas to Watergate: A Decade of Con-
spiracy" at 7:30 p.m. in the Rackham Aud.
Soccer skirmishes
Violence in Israel is evidently not confined to the
disputed war zone of the Golan Heights these days.
A district court judge in Tel Aviv, Shlomo Leven-
berg handed down a court order yesterday ban-
ning all soccer games in Israel due to mounting
violence on the playing field. Asked to explain the
violence among team members, a spokesperson for
the National Football Association said, "Israel is
a new country and we don't have enough tradition
in sports." The situation on the playing field, he

said, "is a mirror of our life."
On the it side... ,
.. Robert Gordon takes a dim view of the im-
pending visit of Henry Kissinger on the Editorial
Page . . . the Arts Page features two drama re-
views'on a Residential College production and Ann
Arbor's new dinner theatre . . . and you can find
the results of the Michigan vs. Illinois baseball

imminent
PHNOM PENH (UPI) -
U. S. helicopters completed
the evacuation of 270
American and Cambodian
civilians from Phnom Penh
Saturday, little more than
five years after the begin-
ning of a massive U. S. ef-
fort to maintain a non-
Communist government in
Phnom Penh.
The fall of Phnom Penh
to the Communist-led reb-
els beseiging the city ap-
peared imminent, possibly
mere hours but at the most
days away.
AM ERI C A N officials
said in Washington "Not a shot
was fired, and there were no
injuries," one official said.
President Ford issued a
statement Saturday saying, "I
decided with a heavy heart on
the evacuation of American per-
sonnel from Cambodia because
of my responsibility for the
Americans who have served
there so valiantly," Ford said.
"Despite that evacuation, we
will continue to do whatever
possible to support an indepen-
dent, peaceful, neutral and uni-
fied Cambodia."
U. S. MARINES landed on the
rescue helicopters from the air-
AP Photo craft carrier Okinawa and set
pty for somefup a defense perimeter to pro-
sewhere, the tect the evacuation. In Wash-
ington, the State Department
said U. S. fighter planes were
in the Phnom area and also
wod be used to protect the
operation if necessary.
The last helicopters flying out
came under rocket fire from
Communist-led Cambodian reb-
els, but no Americans were
hurt.
The decision to evacuate all
remaining Americans, number-
ing about 50 members of a skel-
eton embassy staff and 26 re-
porters, reflected an official ad-
Ismitting t h e ministration feeling that the sit-
to Congress, uation in Cambodia is hopeless.
ompanying let-
and Senate S 0 M E Cambodian embas-
sy employes and their families
SED draft bills also were flying to safety, swel-
onal military, ling the total number of persons
imanitarian as- involved in the airlift to several
:h Vietnam and hundred.
availabilityof U. S. Ambassador John Dean,
availabilitymof who had been working out the
of the armed operation codenamed "Eagle
ited States for Pull' all night, looked haggard
acuation n In- and drawn as armed U. S. Ma-
this becme rines shut and bolted the steel
doors of the American mission
rovisional Rev- to begin the evacuation.
rnment (PI=G) Because the airport was con-
mned President sidered unsafe because of con-
for nearly $1 tinuing rebel shellings which
y and humani- See U.S., Page 2
" _________________

THE AMERICAN EMBASSY in the Cambodian c 'pital of Phnom Penh may be em:
time as it closed its doors yesterday under orders from the U.S. government. El
Marines began to evacuate American citizens from the nation.
EVACUA TION POSSIBLE:
Ford sends Saigon
caidbills to Congre

WASHINGTON (P)-President
Ford sent to Congress last night
three bills containing his re-
quests for expanded military
and economic aid to South Viet-
nam and clarification of his
authority to use U.S. troops if
"humanitarian evacuation" be-
comes necessary.
-Ford had voiced the requests
in his foreign policy speech
Thursday night to a joint ses-
sion of Congress.

MEANWHILE, Sen. F r a n k
Church (D-Idaho) declared in a
statement yesterday that Ford
should order Americans out of
South Vietnam now "while thare
is still time to do so without
the use of force."
"Leaving them in besieged
-Saigon exposes them to the im-
minent danger of direct attack,
possibly from within as well as
from without the city," the
Idaho Democrat said.

Formally tran
emergency bills
Ford said in acc
ters to House
leaders:
"THE ENCLOS
authorize additi
economic and hu
sistance for Sout
also clarify the
funds for the us
forces of the Un
humanitarian eva
dochina, should
necessary."
In Paris the P
ol'itionary Gover:
delegation conden

Insurgents launichi

Doily Photo by KEN FINK
Girmmefive!'
Junior Billi Gordon gives an informal greeting to Mrs. Sally
Fleming yesterday during honors reception at the Michigan
League as President Fleming looks on approvingly. Fleming
and others were on hand to congratulate the University's top
scholars following the Honors Convocation held at Hill Audi-
torium. See related story, Page 2.

" Ford'
attack near Saigon billio
tariar
a gain:
SAIGON, South Vietnam (P) - Communist-led forces launched Amer
heavy new shelling;attacks yesterday on Xuan Loc, 40 miles east of Mea
Saigon, a battleground closely watched for signs of the beginning eign F
of a drive on the capital itself. uled
day t
Xuan Loc, a provincial capital, has been the center of bitter tion a
fighting for three days. Military sources said in the latest attacks, reque:
Communist-led gunners opened up with barrages of artillery, roc- tional
kets and mortars as government airborne reinforcements fought lion f
their way into the city to bolster-its defenses. South
SEN
W.Va.
INSURGENT forces also struck hard at a provincial capital tion f
and district town on opposite sides of Saigon, and the fighting was autho
watched closely to see if it was the start of a drive on the South provir
Vietnamese capital. uati or
See INSURGENTS, Page 2 See
TWO FAMILIES OUSTED

s request
n in militar

naid as "criminai andi
st the interests of the
ican people."
anwhile, the Senate For-
Relations Committee sched-
a closed-door session Mon-
o consider the legal ques-
as well as the President's
st for $722 million addi-
miiltary aid and $250 mil-
for humanitarian aid f"'r
Vietnam.
N. ROBERT Byrd (D-
.) was drafting a resolu-
or introduction Monday to
rize U.S. armed forces to
de protection for the evac-
of Americans only from
e PRESIDENT, Page 2

GOP plans challenge

Evict'ion
By JIM FINKELSTEIN
For most people, the word
eviction conjures up visions of
a poor little old lady situing
mournfully on her suitcase, won-
dering what to do next.
True enough, eviction is a
grim process carried out by ,he
County S h e r i f f department,
which puts hundreds of families
out on the street every year.x
TWO FAMILIES were -db-
jected to this sad experien:e cn
Wednesday, when their land-
lords, McKinley Associates, fi-
nally caught up to them.

blues strike

o preft
By ROB MEACHUM
City Republicans are prepar-
ing to challenge the constitu-
tionality of Ann Arbor's "pref-
erential voting" system in court,
a party release said yesterday.
In addition, they may also
challengecertain "irregulari-
ties" in the sealing of 13 ballot
boxes by election officials. Ap-
parently, seals on some of the
boxes were broken and on
others the seals were improp-
erly recorded.
BUT ACCORDING to one
Democratic p a r t y official,
"They (the Republicans) don't
have a case with the ballot
poxes." He claims that s nce
the boxes never left the custody
of the city clerk, there was no
possibility of tampering.
In a Republican party staze-
ment, they claim, "It appears
certain aspects of the procedure
used in the conduct of the elec-
tion violated the provisions of
state law with regard to ballot
security. We are attempting at
this time to determine the effect
of these violations of ballat se-
curity on the validity and lgal-
ity of the election results."

cording to one observer.
Unofficial totals made public
Thursday give Wheeler 14,670
votes to Stephenson's 14,558
votes--adifference of 112 votes.
Human Rights Party candidate
Carol Ernst was eliminated and
her second choice votes redis-
tributed among Wheeler and
Stephenson.
However, until the city Board
of Canvassers certifies the elec-
tion, Stephenson will remain in
office due to a City Council
resolution Wednesday allowing
him to remainseated until cer-
tification by the Board.

rential

voting

Stephenson

University library
system facing deep
financial problems
By TRUDY GAYER
The University library system, faced with inadequate funding
and possible further budget cutbacks, stands on the brink of a des-

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