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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXV, No. 90 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 18, 1975 Ten CentsI

Eight Pages



Care to join s?
Interested in newspaper work? If you are, we
want you to visit,us this Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Daily is holding a mass meeting for newcom-
ers on the second floor of our office at 420 May-
nard, and if you want to be a reporter, a sports-
writer, a photographer, film critic, a food col-
umnist, or even a Today Columnist, please stop
by. If you'll pardon the horn-blowing, our alumni
include Tom Hayden, Arthur Miller, Peter Lisa-
gor, Thomas E. Dewey, and asslew of respected
professional journalists. We also have five-cent
Cokes. Don't miss the opportunity.
Crime pays
The wages of sin - in this case the trafficking
of drugs - are indeed great. One of the suspected
drug dealers arrested in the series of Wednesday
night narcotics raids has reportedly not held a
job for three years. This man also reportedly owns
a 1975 Cadillac Eldorado - completely paid for.
And as Lynwood Noah, assistant county prosecutor
remarked, "These people don't really worry about
paying income taxes."
Student power
The collegiate protest spirit seems to have gone
the way of all flesh, but hope springs eternal in the
high schools. Yesterday, about 150 students walked
out of their classes at Lakeview High School in St.
Clair Shores, Mich., to protest a revised final exam
policy. The ch-anged rule forces all students to take
finals, eliminating the no-exams option formerly
offered to student with B-or-better averages. Police
were called to the school during the walkout, but
no confrontations occurred as most students went
home. Lakeview administrators said parents will
have to come down and vouch for their protesting
kids before the students can go back to classes.
More protests are expected next week.
Happenings .. .
... are light for a Saturday. The African Stu-
dents Association holds a benefit dinner for the
African Drought Fund. The meal features Ethio-
pian cuisine and starts 6:30 p.m. at 423 S. Fourth
The RC Players present Which Way to Winni-
peg, a multi-media production at 7:30 p.m. in East
Quad's Green basement. It's free . . . PTU does the
musical Oh Coward! 8 p.m. at Power Center -.
In a more serious vein, the Ad Hoc Committee for
Community Services is asking all groups interested
in equitable distribution of revenue sharing funds
to meet at 2 p.m. in City Hall's Council chambers.
On the inside
... Marnie Heyn chats with flu-ridden folksinger
John Prine on this morning's Arts Page . . . on the
Editorial Page, Barry Katz takes a look at stu-
dents and America's future . . . Page 8 contains
our weekly Happenings calendar of events and
entertainment . . . and on today's Sport's Page,
Leba Hertz reports from chilly Madison on the
fate of the Wolverine Dekers, as they say in the
hockey world.
On the outside .. .
White, windy and warmer. A complex storm sys-
tem with several asso'ciated fronts will move
through the upper part of our state today. As the
first front approaches in the morning, snow will
result and accumulate to an inch or so. With the
fronts' passage around noon, the snow will end
and skies will become mostly cloudy with tempera-
tures remaining mild into this evening. An arctic
front, following the storm, will result in snow
showers. Later tonight, expect high winds and rap-
idly falling temperatures. Highs today will reach
32-37, with lows tonight 18-23. Odds on snow will
fall to 30 per cent by afternoon, but rise to 60 per
cent late tonight.

in bank
Billy Taylor, an All-Americar
running back during his footbal
career with the Michigan Wo
verines, was arrested yesterda3
following a bank robbery a1
tempt in Barberton, Ohio.
Another man, Alex Rogers
27, of Detroit, was woundec
while attempting to flee fror
ATHLETIC Director Dor
Canham was shocked at the
news of Taylor's arrest. "HE
was a well liked, religious boy
when he was here," said Car
ham. "I guess he has som
personal problems."
Police sources said Taylor,
Barberton native, allegedi3
drove the getaway car in the
attempted heist of the Centrar
Bank. At 8:42 a.m., Roger:
went into the bank and wa
herding the occupants into the
vault when the bank's siler
alarm was tripped, the sourcE
When police arrived, Roger,
attempted to flee, according t
police chief Jack Gascoyne, anc
was shot in the hand and ston
ach. Rogers was hospitalizes
in fair condition.
TAYLOR was apprehended it
the alleged getaway car a shore
time later..
See TAYLOR, Page 8




LSA budget slash
may end innovation.
Faced with the likelihood of a four per cent overall
budget cutback, the University may disband its widely-
respected Pilot Program for the 1975-76 academic year,
a high University source revealed last night.
The source told The Daily it is "fairly likely-about
a two in three chance" that the experimental living-and-
learning program will cease to exist next fall.
"THE PROGRAM is considered very accessible, you might
say expendable, as a place to make the big cut," said the source,
who asked to remain nameless.
Literary College (LSA) Dean Billy Frye, while stressing that
LSA is not near a decision on its major funding cuts, confirmed

AP Ph-oto
BILLY TAYLOR, a former Wolverine star tailb 'ck, shields his face from cameras afterhis ar-
rest in Barberton, Ohio yesterday on a charge of b ink robbery. Another suspect in the stickup
was wounded and hospitalized.

that discontinuation' of Pilot is
"a distinct possibility" that
hinges on two factors.
The end of the program,
Frye said, would probably
come "if we (LSA) indeed have
to take a four per cent cut, and
if we can't get a time exten-
sion or come up with some oth-
er source of money."
want to avoid cutting a pro-
gram like that," Frye said he
considers the four per cent
budget-cutting figure "a strong
Vice President for Academic
Affairs Frank Rhodes would
not confirm or deny the prob-
ability of disbanding Pilot. "I
don't want to say anything more
about the specific reductions
because we're still talking
about them," Rhodes said.,
But several well - placed LSA
sources confirmed the report,
noting that the College's Execu-
tive Committee had questioned
Pilot Standing Committee Chair-
man Donald Brown Thursday
on the success and necessity of
the program.
"This shows that Pilot is defi-
nitely on the agenda for getting
axed," said one source. "Now
that they've talked to Don
Brown, they've got the option
open . . . and several people
there (on the Executive Com-
mittee) wouldn't mind cutting it
at all."
ANODT H ER LSA official
agreed that the conservative
make-up of the committee might
spell doom for Pilot if the four
per cent cut becomes neces-
sary. "Too many people are al-
ways looking to get rid of Pi-
lot," said the official.
He added that the program's
$44,000 annual budget is con-
sidered "accessible" since Pi-
lot courses are taught by un-
tenured instructors.
He added that the program's
$44,000 annual budget is consid-
ered "accessible" since Pilot
courses are taught by untenured
Students in Alice Lloyd Hall,
which houses the program, re-
acted with shock last night when
See 'U', Page 2

Pilot cut
Many students and resident
fellows at Alice Lloyd Hall were
shocked when told last night
that the Pilot Program may be
discontinued next fall.
Pilot officials at Lloyd re-
fused comment on the reported
shutdown possibility. But the
Daily learned from other sourc-
es that if the Literary College
is forced to cut its overall bud-
get by four per cent -- a possi-
bility that Dean Billy Frye call-
ed "fairly likely" - the Pilot
Program will probably be dis-
"I DON'T believe it," said
freshman Jeff Halpern. "Pilot
is the only thing that has any
enthusiastic following - the
only thing that's trying to make
a community - oriented living
situation for undergraduates."
Seth Gold, also a freshman,
agreed. "Pilot is one of the
reasons I came to' Michigan,"
he explained. "Pilot gave me
the impression that it would
help make the University more
Resident fellow Tom Flynn
was more specific. "The Pilot
program is one of the only aca-
demic efforts that gives the
University any uniqueness,"
Flynn commented. "The loss of
Pilot would deprive several
hundred freshmen and sopho-
mores of the great advantages
of a living and learning experi-
"THIS would have ramifica-
tions for the University as well
as for the entire country," add-
See STUDENTS, Page 2

New industry

layoffs, statistics

show fresh signs of


By The Associated Press
The Ford Motor Co. said yes-
terday that it is recalling nearly
40,000 idled workers to their
jobs. But new layoffs in other
industries and statistics showing
a sharp decline in home con-
struction and a continuing trade
deficit provided fresh signs of
the recession.
The Commerce Department
Expert pi
in living4
Jay Schmiedeskamp, the Uni-
versity's nationally known ex-
pert on consumer attitudes, yes-
terday warned a grim breakfast
meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce that in the long run
most Americans could expect a
"lower standard of living."
Schmiedeskamp did not ex-

said the number of new housing
units started last month was an
eight-year low. The department
added that the total number of
privately owned new houses and
apartments started in 1974 was
35 per cent less than in 1973.
IN ADDITION, the depart-
ment reported that the United
States appears to be headed for
edcts dip
sta nda rds
pect "the kind of growth that
we experienced in the 60's."
HE BOLSTERED his predic-
tion with several observations,
pointing to the higher prices of
oil and other natural resources.
"We used to be able to get
raw materials for a thank-you
and a song, now they (exporting
nations) want real money, and
that means we must export
some of our standard of living
Schmiedeskamp also under-
scored the difficulty American
industry is experiencing in ex-
panding productivity as the
economy has recently shifted
away from the production of
goods and towards the provision
of services.
Schmiedeskamp t o l d t h e
group, "I have not always been
such a pessimist." However he
set a gloomy tone warning, "We
are in terrible shape in terms of
the depth of the recession."
dramatic new policies from the
government as an antidote to
the nation's economic woes.
Grading President Ford's re-
cent recommendations "a mod-

a trade deficit nearly equal to
last year's. Final figures on
the 1974 trade balance have not
been released, but the deficit
is currently running at $2.2
Ford, which announced on
Thursday a rebate program to
boost lagging sales, said that
39,900 hourly employes who
have been on layoff since Jan.
10 will be recalled to work on
But the nation's second larg-
est auto maker also announced
other production s c h e d u l e
changes that will result in
either temporary or indefinite
layoffs for 22,875 hourly work-
ers at a variety of facilities
next week. A company spokes-
man said the number of work-
ers laid off indefinitely now
totalled 33,350.
SOME 282,000 of the 685,000
auto workers throughout the
country already are on layoffs,
and General Motors and Chrys-
ler Corp. announced more cut-
,backs on Thursday.
Both Ford and Chrysler are
offering rebates to buyers of
certain new model cars as they
try to boost sales, of about 30
per cent from 1974 levels. Gen-
eral Motors has declined com-

ment on the rebate plans.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aero-
nautics Board (CAB), acting in
response to requests by airlines
faced with declining passenger
loads, approved a limited dis-
count air fare plan proposed
by American Airlines. The CAB
rejected more liberal plans sug-
gested by other carriers.
The American Airlines plan
calls for a 20 to 25 per cent
discount on day flights of more
than 1,5000 miles. It carries
several restrictions, including a
requirement that tickets be
purchased at least 14 days in
advance of the flight.

Budget cuts



A "very likely" four per cent
cut in next year's University
budget could deal a devastating
blow to many academic pro-
grams, clerical workers and
faculty members, University of-
ficials warned yesterday.
A highly placed University
source disclosed that the'budget
cuts may hit the newer, experi-
mental programs the hardest.

THE SOURCE said Course
Mart may lose as much as
$25,000 in funds slated for hon-
orarium salaries to pay staff
professors, thus forcing the
program to rely on unpaid vol-
unteers for instructors.
H o w e v e r, literary college
(LSA) Associate Dean for Cur-
riculum Jean Carduner predict-
ed that Course Mart, whose in-
structors are mostly volunteer

Govt. appeal expected for
$12 million Mayday case

Wire Service Reports
Justice Department officials said yester-
day that, they are looking into the possi-
bility of an appeal to a federal court jury
verdict awarding $12 million to antiwar
demonstrators arrested in 1971.
Appeals and further litigation could hold
up payments for years.
A FEDERAL court jury in Washington
Thursday awarded a total of $12 million in
damages to 1,200 antiwar demonstrators
arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol

arrested persons' Constitutional rights, false
arrest, false imprisonment and malicious
THE VERDICT and award was the first
settlement of several lawsuits filed against
the Metropolitan and Capitol Police stem-
ming from the mass arrests of nearly
12,000 people during the 1971 "Mayday"
campaign against the Vietnam war.
The size of each individual award will be
based on the amount of time a person was
illegally detained. Most will be awarded
$10,000 each. In addition to the awards

Kennedy administration said
to have authorized wiretaps

anyway, would be able to
weather the financial crisis.
Conceding that experimental
programs like Course Mart and
Pilot might be particularly vul-
nerable to budget cuts, Cardu-
ner asserted yesterday that it
would be "tragic to be forced
to cut experimental programs
simply because it is an easy
DAVID GORDON, spokesman
for the Graduate Employes Or-
ganization (GEO), said that the
budget cuts could have a ser-
ious consequence for teaching
fellows and assistants.
Gordon explained that GEO
is working out a plan that could
help protect graduate employes
"if the University takes a dis-
proportionate amount from our
Dan Byrne, a representative
of the Concerned Clericals for
Action/United Auto Workers, re-
ported that the budget cuts
"have already been hitting cler-
ical workers." Byrne said that
the University hasn't been hir-

SEATTLE, Wash. (UPI) -
An official in the Kennedy ad-
ministration was quoted by the
Seattle Post - Intelligencer yes-
terday as saying the CIA was
authorized by President John
Kennedy in 1963 to tap the tele-
phones of two newsmen in an at-
tempt to stop security leaks

The two reporters were not
identified. Neither were the
suspected congressional sources
nor the nature of the informa-
tion involved in the alleged
Asked why the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
was not asked to carry out the

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