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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 155

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 13, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages


Birthday pals
Have you ever wondered what other weird peo-
ple have been born on your birthday? If you truck
on down to the Arb today at 3 p.m., you might
just find out. The Future Worlds people, in con-
junction with the festival of life, are sectioning
off the big field into 366 squares - one for each
day of the year. If all goes according to plan, the
giant grid will serve as meeting or mating
grounds for participants in the rendezvous extrav-
Happenings .. .
.. are oriented towards speeches today. At 2
p.m. Victor Marchetti, former CIA executive,
speaks on "The CIA and the Intelligence Commun-
ity" in the Rackham Aud. . . . he will be followed
by Doug Porter, Co-Director of the Organizing
Committee for the Fifth Estate, an anti-intelligence
group, . . . the new Art and Architecture Bldg.
will be having an open house from 2-5 p.m. .
there will be a film forum on the world food situ-
ation at the Trotter House at 3 p.m. . . . there will
be a Peace and Freedom Forum at the Union at
7:30 p.m. in the ballroom . . . and the Young So-
cialist Alliance will be sponsoring a speech on
Maoism at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 4304 of the Union.
Monday's activities, which are almost non-existent,
start with the satiric "Medical Mystery Tour" play
at 8 p.m. in Trueblood Aud. . . . and end with a
speech by Harold Shane on "Social Decisions De-
manded by the Future" at 8 p.m. in Rackham
When the shit flies . .
A country music singer, protesting against the
withdrawal of his pilot's license, dumped manure
all over the city of Calgary, Alberta - along with
100 copies of his records. Cal Cavendish surren-
dered to police after landing his single engine plane
on a dirt road. After ordering a sandwich and a
drink from a nearby bar, he hitched a ride to the
police station with two passing farmers. So far,
no charges have been brought against Cavendish,
who says his license was revoked because he had
sought psychiatric treatment last year.
Weedy issue
Most lawn lovers seek to get rid of weeds, but
Pete Miller of Florida would rather eat them, along
with other plants and leaves frofm his backyard.
County officials, however, don't look upon Miller's
lawn as a Garden of Eden. They see it as a nuis-
ance and they plan to have it mowed - at his
expense. A former landscape worker, Miller said
he does not trim his weeds, which are a "source
of beauty", and because he likes to watch their
natural life cycle. But his neighbors, who claim
his fertilizer attracts rats, have a somewhat dif-
ferent view of the whole matter. "I would like to
get him out of here," asserted one woman who
lived on the block. "Those rats are running all
over my yard."
GOP bash
While everyone else is belt-tightening and bullet-
biting, Republican bigwigs will be chowing down
this week at a $1,000 a plate fundraiser. The GOP
hopes to net $450,000 from party stalwarts who
will be dining in the company of President Ford
and other Republican office ,holders. The Demo-
crats will also be holding a giant fundraiser this
month in order to bolster the campaign bankroll.
But apparently as an austerity measure, plates
will only be going for a mere $500.
Food stamp fraud
Six residents of Jacksonville, Florida have been

charged with fraud after allegedly using federal
food stamps to buy narcotics and pay prostitutes
for their services. Authorities said the fraud sup-
posedly occurred after simplified food stamp dis-
tribution processes were initiated last November.
These new regulations allowed issuance of thej
stamps before an investigation of the recipient's
background and need.
On the inside .. .
. . the Sunday Magazine features an in-depth
look at black fraternities by Jim Tobin and an
article by Rob Meachum on a Michigan family who
refused to pay federal taxes in protest of the Viet-
nam war . . . and you can find the results of the
baseball doubleheader with Illinois on the Sports

The big story in this year's
city election was the much
ballyhooed preferential voting. to end Rep
It determined the mayor's Hall accom
race in which Republican in- and blunte
cumbent J a m e s Stephenson charge that
polled 49 per cent of the first vote for the
place votes-clearly outpacing In one se
his Democratic opponent Albert election. D
Wheeler and Carol Ernst of the of potentia
Human Rights Party (HRP). such as re
was almost
BUT, BECAUSE no candidate
received a majority of first STEPHEI
place votes, Ernst was dropped to his adva
from contention and the people low-key. Se
who cast ballots for her had ed, that if t
their second choices counted. quiet, stude
The result was incredible: large anti-S
Wheeler edged out Stephenson. to go to the
by 112 votes, 14,670 to 14,558. parently ba
Preferential voting, designed Overall,t


votes elect

┬░referential voting ends Republican

ublican rule in City
nlished its mission
ed the Democratic
a vote for HRP is a
ense it was an eerie
espite the presence
ally volatile issues
nt control, the race
NSON thought it was
ntage to keep things
emingly, he reason-
he election was kept
ents who are by and
tephenson would fail
e polls. But that ap-
ckfired last Monday.
the number of votes

cast in this year's election was
down about 11 per cent over
1973, consistent with declining
turnout in all elections nation-
ally. Instead of plummeting stu-
dent turnout, however, it was
the Republicans who dropped
the most.
In Ward Two, for example,
turnout was off only three and
a half per cent from 1973. But
in the wealthy Fifth Ward, a
GOP , bastion, voter turnout
dropped 10 per cent among Re-
THUS, the GOP actually
polled 700 fewer votes in the
Third and Fifth Wards com-
pared to 1973.

The Democrats, by compari-
son, ran nearly 600 votes ahead
of their 1973 pace in their
strongest areas, Wards One and
Two-because of a voter shift
away from HRP.
It's hard to explain this. It
may be that students remem-
bered the election, while the
Republicans took it for granted
that Stephenson was a shoo-in.
AND IT may be that Water-
gate did indeed have an effect,
as Stephenson has been claiming
for a year.
Perhaps it was the failure of
the GOP organization. In 1973,
the Republican machine should
have been oiled up after the

fall presidentia
by now it's pro
as smoothly.
That messag
to the Democr
continue to de
election won't
the wavering in
as making sur
tually get to th
Republican los
misfocused at
their energiest
rent control, d
to door voterj
may have negl
They needn
All the propose

ments took bad beatings. Thanks
ru toto another heavy media cam-
ulepaign, rent control went down
for the second time.
al election, though Rent control also had other
bably not running factors working against it. There
were serious doubts about its
;e applies equally potential effects on the housing
ats. If vote totals market, despite HRP claims to
cline, winning an the contrary, and many people
mean persuading apparently believed them.
ndividual as much
re the voters ac- DOOR-TO-DOOR voter regis-
he polls. tration was the most palatable
of the amendments to city vot-
xplanation for the ers, but it was also rejected.
s of City Hall is Apparently many voters, after
tention. Directing deciding against day care and
towards defeating rent control, just lumped the
ay care and door three together and rejected
registration, they them as a package.
ected other races. Many observers drew clear
't have worried. political implications about the
ed charter amend- See PREFERENTIAL, Page 2


up; Cambodian

Child's play
Seven-year-old Rebecca and her friend decorate the sidewalk out in front of their Walnut St. homes
in yesterday afternoon's sunlight. They covered the concrete with multi-colored ice cream cones,
flowers and other goodies. It may not be the S istene Chapel, but then again . . .

From wire Service Reports
SAIGON - Tank - back-
ed Communist-led forces
pinned down two South
Vietnamese u n i t s a n d
stormed into key Xuan Loc
provincial capital in a new
attempt to overrun the
city, military sources said
The attack began just
before dawn. The Saigon
command said government
troops were still fighting
for the shell-flattened city
on the Saigon defense peri-
meter in heavy street com-
IN PHNOM Penh, yesterday,
Cambodia's armed forces chief
announced he has taken over
the leadership of the govern-
ment in the midst of political
turmoil left by the flight of the
nation's acting president in an
American evacuation airlift.
Rebel forces were reported
pressing in on Phnom Penh and
the new leader vowed to fight
them off. At the end of a day
that began with the arrival of
United States Marines to escort
276 departing Americans, Cam-
bodians and other foreigners,
Gen. Sak Suthsakhan said in a
radio broadcast that he was
taking over the leadership,was
the head of a committee of mili-
tary men and civilians, with the
sanction of the National.Assem-
bly, Cambodia's chief legisla-
tive body.
Earlier, Premier Long Boret
said that he had asked the Na-
tional Assembly to turn power
over to the military for three
months. At the same time he
assailedActing PresidentSau
Kham Khoy for leaving without
addressing the nation. He called
this a lack of leadership.
Phnom Penh said the capital's
population, remained calm
although fighting continued on
its outskirts with the rebels re-
ported gaining more ground as
they pressed in on the city
The United States is resuming
its airlift to the besieged Cam-
bodian capital but will drop sup-
plies from the air, White House
spokesman Ron Nessen said
The airlift - the only major
source of food, ammunition and
fuel for the city - had been
halted earlier, apparently .be-
cause of Khmer Rouge pressure
on Pochentong Airport.
also press Congress vigorously
to approve his request for $222
million in military aid for Cam-


ammunition for 10 days to two
Yesterday was the third time
in five days the insurgents had
forced their way into Xuan Loc,
which is 38 miles northeast of
Saigon and considered crucial
to the defense of the capital.
The two previous times tie in-
surgents were pushed back out.
Command spokespersons said
C o m m u n is t gunners
slammed an uncounted num-
ber of 100mm artillery shells
into Xuan Loc early yesterday

in an apparent effort to soften
up government defenses for the
ground assault.
TWO WOULD-BE relief col-
umins remained pinned down
outside Xuan Loc by other
North Vietnamese and Viet
Cong forces, unable to move in
to help defend the city.
Government troops west of
Xuan Loc on Highway 1 lost
more ground, with insurgent
forces skirting the government
column cutting the route only
25 miles northeast of Saigon.

Children search
for U.S. history
First stop, New York!
Two beige vans await boarding as the twelve students
and four adults from Clonlara, an alternative elementary
school in Ann Arbor, prepare to embark Wednesday on their
4,000 mile, 16-day journey through the remnants of our
American heritage,
A FINALE to a year long study of the American Revolu-
tion and approaching bicentennial celebration, the excursion
will take the small group to such historic areas as Phila-
delphia, Boston and Williamsburg.
"We almost always go where the information is," says
teacher Pat Montgomery, who remained in the background
as the students, ages six through twelve, carefully planned
their itinerary.
One of the highlights of the trip will be the stopover in
Boston, where the travelers will witness the re-enactment
of Paul Revere's ride. Nevertheless, when asked what they
were most anxious to see, the pupils overwhelmingly opted
for Niagra Falls.
DURING the preparatory year of bread-baking, candle-
making and history lessons-interrupted by comments from
British student-teacher Spike Holmes-only twelve of the
thirty-six students remained through the final planning.
"We work on a 'free school' system and therefore never
demand anything from the students," said Montgomery, who
prefers the term "alternative."
"But for this trip," she continued, "we told the kids that
See KIDS, Page 2





on Hearst

mysterious case of Patricia
Hearst has entered a new phase
with odd clues adding complex-
ity-and perhaps some shape-
to the puzzle.
Is the FBI anyhcloser to find-
ing the fugitive heiress?
"I THINK so," says Charles
Bates, special FBI agent in
charge of the case. "We get
more information every day."
But he isn't saying which clues
are the hottest.
Like pieces in a giant picture
puzzle, the faces of diverse men
and women appeared this week
to be fit into place. Could they
connect to the solution of one of
America's most engrossing my-
The fig'ires say no. Officials
say maybe.
WITH GRAND juries on the
East a-1 West coasts stepoing
,r> their probes, more than a
dozen new names have arisen
in the search for the fugitive

dolph Hearst, president and edi-
tor of the San Francisco Ex-
aminer, was kidnaped Fen. 4,
1974 and later announced she
had joined her captors in the
Symbionese Liberation A r m y
(SLA). She is wanted on various
criminal c h a r g e s, including
bank robbery.
Here is a rundown on those
who captured attention in re-
cent weeks and are likely to
hold center stage for awhle:
-Jack and Micki McGee
Scott: He is a former track star
and writer who seeks' re'orms
in attitudes toward sports. His
wife, a writer, works witn him.
They rented a Pennsylvania
farmhouse reputed to have been
a possible hideout for Hearst

and her comrades.
-Bill Walton: The rangy red-
haired basketball star, whose
hippie life style belies his mil-
lionaire status, is the Scotts'
close friend. They were living
at his Portland, Ore., home
when the FBI began asking
questions about the farnhouse.
Walton says he knows nothing
about Hearst and is sorry he
spoke to the FBI at all.
-Jay Weiner: Temple Uni-
versity student and friend of the
Scotts. He testified Ma'ch 13
before the Hearst grand Jury in
Harrisburg, Pa. The Scots sayc
he was coerced into giving false
testimony against them and will
recant at his next grand jury

Pair rurges protest
of Kissinger talk

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