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fol. LXXXV, No. 159

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 18, 1975

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

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154 and 441
. are this week's winning lottery numbers.
The million dollar elimination number on the 50
cent ticket was 979961. The triple play numbers
were: 664323 and 96064. Better luck next time.
Keep buyin' then cryin'.
Pa y up or else
This week the Daily's Circulation Department
is sending out bills for the spring/summer term
to our permanent subscribers. By doing so, we
hope to provide them with uninterrupted service
and alleviate the minor inconveniences that some-
times arise in billing.
Bowl busters

Countyj
By ROB MEACHUM
First of two parts
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, like most other areas
of the state and country, has experienced increased
unemployment over the past year. And like every-
where else, those that have found themselves suddenly
without a source of income have resorted to welfare
and other forms of relief in ever-increasing numbers.
Unemployment in the area has increased over five
times what it was in September, 1973 - from a relative
low of 3.5 per cent then, to 5.4 per cent in September,
1974, to a whopping 16.9 per cent now. Furthermore, as
startling as it may seem, Washtenaw County's unem-
ployment rate is third only to Bay City's 18.6 per cent
and Flint's 19.6 per cent. The overall state unemploy-
ment rate is 15.3 per cent.
Even the Detroit metropolitan area, with all of its
auto industry problems, had a rate less than that of

3bless

rate

third

in state

Washtenaw County - 16.2 per cent.
But, according to state officials, that is precisely what
is behind the high unemployment rate in the county:
the auto industry. The area has two major assembly
plants - the Ford Saline and Ypsilanti plants - that
have greatly contributed to the jobless rate. The state
officials also point to increased layoffs in the elec-
trical machinery, retail trade and construction indus-
tries as additional sources of unemployment.
"But just wait until summer," said one Michigan
Employment Security Commission (MESC) worker,
"when all the students hit the streets."
The civilian labor force in the county is about 119,500
persons, not including those studying at the University
and other area institutions. Once school lets out for
the summer, the force will become swollen, without
significant numbers of students being able to find work,
she says.

"But," she asserts, "if you think we're hurting, just
take a look at Detroit." It is estimated by some that
unemployment in the city is at depression levels, and
even higher in the inner city. From December to Janu-
ary alone, over 50,000 persons were added to the job-
less rolls, increasing the total number of unemployed
to 279,600 or 14.9 per cent of the available work force
there. And the outlook for the future doesn't look
promising, even though the auto companies are calling
back to work some of their laid-off employes.
However, MESC Director Martin Taylor said that
because of declining layoffs and increased production
in the auto industry, unemployment in the state will
level off.
He added that the number of new claims for unem-
ployment benefits have dropped from their January
all-time highs. For the week ending March 21, there
See LOCAL, Page 9

"But just w a i t until
summer w e n all the

s t u d e ni ts hit

the

streets . *s7
-a MESC worker

SET FOR 'HUMANITARIAN' PURPOSES

A "urinal molester" has been prowling around
West Quad and lastrweekend ripped three of the
Sunsuspecting fixtures off the walls. Residence
hall Director Leon West has offered a $50 reward
for information leading to the apprehension of the
fiend or fiends responsible. No description of the
culprit has been released, it is believed the sus-
pect is male.
Playing tough
Library officials in Troy weren't kidding when
they threatened to take delinquent borrowers to
court. Three of an estimated 300 persons who
failed to return overdue books to the public librar-
ies in the Detroit suburb were convicted and fined
up to $10 each in municipal court Wednesday.
Bench warrants were issued for the arrest of five
more borrowers who failed to show up in court.
And, library officials said, summons to appear in
court were being sent out at the rate of 25 a week.
Happenings.. ..
vote today in the LSA Student Government
elections from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Polling places are
located in all dorms, the North Campus bus stop,
Central Campus bus stop, MLB, the UGLI, and the
Fishbowl . . . Marvin Harris, Columbia University
professor, will speak on "The Yanonamo and a
General Theory of War in Three State Societies"
at 4 p.m. in MLB Aud. 4 ... an evening of original
country music will be presented free at Guild
ouse, 802 Monroe, beginning at 7:30 p.m. . . . a
dance concert will be put on by the Ann Arbor
Dance Theater and the Residential College Danc-
ers at 8 p.m. in the East Quad Auditorium . . . the
School of Music sponsors a program on "New
Aspects of Electric Sound" at 8 p.m. in Rackham
Aud. The show features film, dance, and live per-
formances sp. . and the AnntArbor Libertarian
League is sponsoring a lecture on Ayn Rand's
novels at 8 p.m. at 10:15 E. University.
Living dangerously
Breaking with historic precedent, President Ger-
ld Ford has decided to attend the opening of a
lay at Ford's Theater in Washington. No other
resident has been to the theater since Abraham
Lincoln was assassinated there April 14, 1865. Ford
said he planned to attend yesterday's premier per'
formance of "Give 'Em Hell, Harry" - a play
about former President Truman. No one will sit
in the box where Lincoln was shot.
Lap it up
The New York pornographic film industry, up-
set by its lack of recognition, yesterday announced
plans for an awards ceremony complete with its
own version of an Oscar - a statue of a giant
tongue. Nine of the gold-plated award statues,
called "The Tonguey" will be presented at an
eight-hour sex film festival on June 6. Organizers
claimed the affair would be an outpouring of sex-
ual superstars, nudists, transvestites, prostitutes,
bisexuals, and male models - and every bit as
good as the annual Academy Awards ceremony.
On the inside . .
The Editorial Page features John Burgess,
a former Indochina correspondent, analyzing the
rise and fall of the American experience in Cam-
bodia . . . Cinema Weekend graces the Arts Page
. and on the Sports Page Rick Bonino concludes
his look at the athletic department as a money-
maker.
Ih f n 1. 1 41'! /1

House
GNP hits M
steepest
rate of
decline
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - Economic
activity in the United States fell
by a record amount in the first
three months of this year, the
Commerce Department report-
ed yesterday.
It said real Gross National
Product (GNP) declined nt an
annual rate of 10.4 per cent in
the January - March period, fol-
lowing a nine per cent drop in
the fourth quarter of last year.
THE REAL GNP measures
the market value of the na-
tion's output of goods and serv-
ices, excluding the effects of
rising prices. It is regarded Mesha Wah
as the broadest - based meas- in her favo
ure of the country's economic and Thursd
health. pelani
The first quarter drop in real pie learn in
output marked the fifth consec-
utive three - month period of
decline - the longest sustained
drop in production since World
War II.
But, the Commerce Depart-
ment figures showed that per-
sonal consumption recovered
from its collapse at the end of f
last year. Consumer spending
had slipped 19 per cent at the
close of last year, triggering a By M
9.1 per cent drop in output and A gloomy
at the same catching manufac- aid and prote
turers with a backlog of unsold of Secretary o
goods in their warehouses. singer as com
'TiHE PACKEDware- er highi
houses forced manufacturers to terday's Bo
lay off workers. But early this meeting.
year, largely because of re- The amoun
bates offered on new cars and available to
a lower rate of savings by con- will be "at le
sumers, personal consumption of the actual
jumped 4.1 per cent. on campus",
See GNP, Page 2 sociate Vice1

uni

votes

So.

Viet

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Senate group kills
Ford's military bid

Doily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
Juggling Jehoshaphat
lczak, alias Mesha the Clown, welcomes expert and novice jugglers alike to partake
rite sport on the Diag yesterday. Mesha plans to hold the free lessons every Tuesday
[ay from 3 to 5 p.m. She claims juggling is not difficult, and says she has seen peo-
half an hour.
rge nts hear gloomy

From Wire Service Reports
Congress m o v e d yesterday
toward approval of President
Ford's request for humanitarian
aid to South Vietnam but
against any massive additional
military aid.
The House International Rela-
tions Committee approved a
$150 million fund for humanitar-
isan aid and evacuation pro-
wrams, while the Senate Armed
Services Committee voted down
all attempts to increase mili-
tary aid authorization beyond
a $300 million carryover from
last year.
IN OTHER news of and from
Indochina yesterday:
-The fall of Phnom Penh on
Wednesday deepened the sense
of uncertainty and d e s p a i r
among many South Vietnamese
for the future of their own coun-
try.
-S o u t h Vietnam's foreign
minister and its ambassador to
the United States expressed
readiness to negotiate a settle-
ment with the Provisional Revo-
lintionarv Government (PRG) of
North Vietnam without precon-
ditions, according to the chair-
man of the Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee.
-SECRETARY of State Henry
Kissinger said the United States
will not make the decision for
South Vietnam as to how long it
should resist.
-The United States Lines dis-
closed that its ships evacuated
over 50,000 refugees from Da
Nang in March and April.
The Congressional action fol-
lowed from President Ford's re-
quest last week for $722 million
in additional military aid to
South Vietnam, including the
$300 million already authorized,
and $250 million for humanitar-
ian service.
THE HOUSE committee, in
addition to the $150 million ap-
propriation, freed $177 million
already authorized for postwar
reconstruction in I n d o c h in a
which had not yet been appro-
priated.

It would also authorize Pres-
ident Ford to use U.S.tforces
to help in an evacuation of
Americans and South Vietna-
mese, but such an airlift should
be carried out "as expeditiously
as possible and with the mini-
mum use of necessary force."
The Senate committee, in a
series of votes, defeated by an
eight-to-seven margin several
See HOUSE, Page 9

Connally
Jurors

mancial aid

ARY HARRIS
report on financial
sts over the choice
of State Henry Kis-
nmencement speak-
ig h t e d yes-
oard of Regents
nt of financial aid
students next fall
ast $5 million short
aggregate needed
according to As-
President for Aca-

demic Affairs Richard English.
IN HIS report to the board,
English explained that although
$30 million will be available for
aid, the University simply does
not have enough funds to help
all the students who need aid.
University President Robben
Fleming agreed, adding, "We
will be in bad condition, not so
much because the pool of dol-
lars will decrease, but because
of inflation and increased de-
mand.
"The reason for bringing this
up is to make the Regents and
the academic community aware
that we don't print money
here", Fleming added. No ac-
tion is expected on the report,
which, according to English, is

reports
only the first in a series on the
financial aid program.
At the meeting, representa-
tives from a coalition of student
groups threatened to boycott the
graduation ceremony if the Uni-
versity goes ahead with plans to
give Kissinger an honorary de-
gree May 3.
ACCORDING to protester Sam
Riddle, "We are issuing a dis-
invitation to Kissinger to ap-
pear at graduation. Because of
his war policies and his support
of the war in Indochina, we be-
lieve he is not an appropriate
speaker for University of Michi-
gan graduates."
Pointing out Kissinger's in-
volvement with CIA activities
See REGENTS, Page 2

Dorm memos
charge neglect
By BILL TURQUE
Memos accompanying the petition of grievances filed by
Stockwell staff and residents against Building Director Mildred
Morris on Tuesday reveal several alleged incidents of adminis-
trative negligence, most notably the unexplained disappearance of
over $400 in general dormitory funds.
The memos, which were sent to the offices of President Rob-
ben Fleming, Housing Director John Feldkamp, and hill area
director Gerald Burkhouse, include an account of the gradual
disappearance of $412.70 from Stockwell's general expense-"im-
prest"-fund over the past four months.
Stockwell senior desk clerk Thom Whittaker, who wrote one
of the memos, dated January 21, said he discgvered an initial
shortage of $167.70 on January 9. At that time, according to
Whittaker, the combination to the safe containing the funds may
have been known to "as many as seven people" including him-
self, and former junior desk clerk Patricia Perkins.
WHITTAKER DID not report the loss at that time because,
he said, "I was convinced that I had only miscounted the fund,
and wnlddisnver mv error when I recounted it the next day."

Ralies
clash
By GLEN ALLERHAND
The Revolutionary S t u d e n t
Brigade (RSB) was outshoutedI"}
and overshadowed by a South-:
ern evangelist crusader yester-
day at a Diag rally intended to
celebrate "the liberation of the
Cambodian people."
A brass quintet stationed on
the Graduate Library steps in-
troduced preacher Mike Cor-

declare
Connally
not uilty
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - A
federal jury yesterday cleared
former Treasury Secretary John
Connally of bribery charges.
After six hours of deliberation
at the end of a three-week trial,
the jury found Connally not
guilty on two counts of accept-
ing illegal payoffs from the
dairy industry in 1971.
THE VERDICT was a stun-
ning defeat for the Watergate
special prosecution force in its
last major case against a Nixon
cabinet member.
Connally greeted the jury's
decision calmly as the jury fore-
man pronounced him innocent
of taking two $5,000 secret cash
payments from the 40,000-mem-
ber Associated Milk Producers
Inc.
The prosecution had built its
mostly circumstantial case
around the testimony of Jake
Jacobsen, a lawyer - lobbyist
for the dairy cooperative, and
a one-time close friend of the
three-term Texas governor.
CONNALLY, WHO has for
more than two years denied the
charges, accused Jacobsen of
concocting the story to stave off
prosecution in a massive Texas
bank swindle involving .$825,000.
Prominent defense lawyer
Edward Bennett Williams, in
his final appeal to the jury

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