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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 72

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, December 2, 1973

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Nixon blew it
The former executive director of a federal commis-
sion which predicted the energy crisis five months ago
says Congress and the Nixon administration should have
had emergency plans ready long ago. "We could see it
coming," said James Boyd, whose National Commission
on Materials Policy has disbanded since publishing its
final report last June.
Sub captain lost
The commanding officer of the nuclear attack sub-
marine USS Plunger was washed overboard and lost
near San Francisco Friday, the Navy reported yester-
day. Cmdr. Alvin Wilderman, 36, was the object of an
ifitensive Coast Guard search near the Golden Gate
Bridge. "We have no details, only that he was lost over-
board in heavy seas while en route to sea trials," said
Lt. Donald Moses. Wilderman was wearing a lifejacket
when he was swept away about six miles out of the
Golden Gate Bridge. Wilderman, originally from Greens-
ville, Ill., had been commanding officer of the Plunger
for about two years.
Hijacker foiled
A "mentally unstable" youth yesterday tried to hi-
jack a plane with 146 passengers as the craft was ap-
proaching Geneva from Zurich, authorities said. The
18-year-old, armed with a revolver, released the pas-
sengers once the plane landed and then was forced to
surrender to police. He had demanded $50,000 for hungry
Africans, a ticket to New York and a guarantee of
safe conduct.
Rebels score again
Field reports said yesterday Cambodian insurgents
overran another government outpost, inflicting heavy
losses in men and equipment. The post was at Ror Yeap,
28 miles west of Phnom Penh. It was defended by
two militia companies. The reports said the two com-
panies resisted for two hours before withdrawing.
Happenings .. .
. ..the Potter's Guild will hold a Christmas pottery
sale at 201 Hill St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. . . . the North-
wood-Terrace Association presents an arts and crafts fair
from 10 a.m: through 6 p.m. at the North Campus Com-
mons . . it's Family Afternoon at the I-M Bldg. from
1:30 thru 5:30 . . . the Graduate Outing Club meets at
the Huron St. entrance to the Rackham Bldg at 1:30
p.m. . . . the Musical Society presents Handel's "Mes-
siah" at Hill Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. . . . PTP is doing
"The Effects of Gamma Rays on Moon Marigolds" at
the Power Center at 3 and 8 p.m. . . . and movies in-
clude Tales on Manhattan (7 and 9 p.m., Arch. Aud.)
The Thirty-nine Steps (Aud. A Angell, 7 p.m.) and
Psycho (Aud. A Angell, 9 p.m.).
Pioneer snaps Jupiter
Pioneer 10 has sent back pictures surpassing in
quality any ever made from earth in its plunge toward
Jupiter. Scientists also say they have noted an appar-
ent reduction in radiation which they had feared might
damage Pioneer's delicate instruments and ruin vital
data transmission. "We're getting some beautiful im-
ages," Dr. Robert Nunamaker, Pioneer mission com-
mentator said. The quality of those photos held great
promise for pictures scientists will study as Pioneer
continues its approach. The 570-pound space craft will
sweep within 81,000 miles of the massive planet on
Monday evening, giving astronomers their first closeup
look at an astronomical object they have puzzled over
for centuries.
Unrequited love
A stubborn Sicilian was jailed in Fidenza, Italy yes-
terday for a ninth time for courting an attractive school
teacher. Stefano Cambria, 26, has been visiting Maria
Barbieri, 33, in this north Italian town since 1971 when
he was first jailed at her request. He said he plans to
try one more time - when he finishes his three-month

Nicotine can be good
Nicotine probably is good for you if you smoke a
lot, says a team of British doctors. Their findings, pub-
lished in the British Medical Journal, show heavy smok-
ers automatically reduce cigarette consumption when
they switched to brands with high nicotine content. They
say high nicotine brands have lower tar and carbon
monoxide content.
Lost and found
It could take months of legalities, but Esther Marie
Bellard of Austin, Tex., may receive more money than
she makes in three years~ work as a hotel cleaning
maid. She found $10,000 a month ago beneath a mat-
tress and turned it over to police, who withheld the
information while trying to track the owner. A judge
gets the 100 bills Monday, when anyone who may have
a legitimate claim to the money can make a case. Bel-
lard, 19, will be first in line.
Ot tte inside . .
Magazine Editor Tony Schwartz has a few
things to say about 'U' Playwright-in-residence Arthur
Miller in the Sunday Magazine . . . and you can read all
about Michigan's opening-game victory over Southern
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Season's opener
Freshman Steve Grote (30) of the Wolverines challenges 6-11 Southern
for two of his ten points in yesterday's Wolverine win over the Salukis,

Illinois center Joe Meriweather
86-74. For details, see page eight.


for less than two hours, the
Senate failed yesterday to
break the impasse that has
left the federal government
debt $63 billion over the legal
Neither side in the dispute,
resulting from a measure to
provide public financing of
presidential campaigns, push-
ed very hard for action. The
day's only vote was a 34-28
decision to adjourn.
AS A RESULT, the Senate will
convene at 10 a.m. today, the first
time in 112 years it has scheduled
and held a session on a Sunday.
An hour later, it will vote on a
moe to invoke cloture and force
early action on the bill extending
the federal debt ceiling, which con-
tains the campaign financing meas-
Sen. James Allen (D-Ala.), the
leader of the move against the
campaign measure, suggested that
the S'mnday session be, moved uip
to 9 a.m. ordelayed until 1 p.m.
"so members can go to worship
Minn.), one of the leading pro-
nonents ofrthe plan, replied that
"if we were able to pass on to the
President a measure that would
clean up American politics, we
would be doing the Lord's work."
Democratic Leader Mike Mans-
field asked unanimous consent to
switch the Sunday session to 1
p.m., but a group of Republican
senators poured out of the GOP
cloakroom to object.
That would have coincided with
the kickoff for the Washington Red-
skins-New York Giants professional
football game at nearby Robert F.
Kennedy Stadium, a GOP staff aide
insisting he wasn't filibustering,
said he wanted a vote on removing
the campaign financing provisions
from the debt bill. Supporters of the
campaign provision, who blocked
a similiar move 36 to 32 Friday
night, were unsure they had enough
votes, so they began talking.
With the House in adjournment
until tomorrow, the Senate by it-
self can't do anything about the
debt ceiling, which reverted at mid-
night Friday to $400 billion, though
the actual debt is currently $463
Until a new bill is passed, the
government can't sell bonds or con-
duct other legal transactions. How-
ever, there is about $4.5 billion in
cash on hand to pay bonds and
other debts until at least Thursday.
is likely before any real financial
crisis occurs.
Even if cloture is voted today, the
matter won't be settled. That will
merely permit the package bill to
be sent to a Senate-House confer-

A class action suit contending
that landlords profit illegally by
zollecting damage deposits while
claiming damage as a tax loss has
been filed in Washtenaw County
Circuit Court by the county Legal
Aid society in behalf of, two stu-
dent tenants.
Thesuit, which could have im-
portant implications for city ten-
ants, names the Bell Development
Company as defendant and seeks
to force the rental agency to pay
all its past and present tenants any
retroactive restitution for damage
money collected that the court
deems proper.
AS WELL as attacking damage
deposits, the suit, filed Friday for
students Randy Rosen and David
Hiller, deals with alleged abuses
in damage charges.

ence committee, where provisions
for public financing of Senate and
House campaigns are expected to
be removed.
House leaders have said they can
pass it, if it contains only two
provisions. One calls for manda-
tory public financing of presiden-
tial general elections. The other is
a matching procedure for presiden-
tial primaries that could give can-
didates up to $7 billion in public

of the fund being created by the
$1 checkoff plan, under which tax-
payerstcan earmark $1 of their
taxes to pay for campaigns.
Many House members, however,
are strongly opposed and House
passage is far from assured.
In addition, the White House has
indicated President Nixon may veto
the debt ceiling bill unless all cam-
paign financing riders are re-

City tenants file suit
over damage deposit

Miller and Rosen rented an apart-
ment from the Bell company last
year. They left the apartment in
the spring and the place was sub-
sequently inspected by the rental
According to Legal Aid attorn-
ey Jonathan Rose, the pair were
charged for repairs that were nev-
er made as well as for damage;
that occurred beforethey took oc-
cupancy. Rose also claims that
Hiller and Rosen were overcharg-
ed for the repairs that were done.
THE SUIT seeks relief for the
allegedly illegal charges.
In addition, Rose's suit attempts
to prohibit clauses in leases which
threaten tenants with late f e e s
and attorneys' costs. Landlord
practices which allegedly prevent
rent strikes and other tenant pro-
test tactics are also attacked.

New specialized English
majors offered for fal

In an apparent attempt to boost
sagging enrollment, the English de-
partment has slated for next fall
changes in its concentration pro-
grams that will make it easier for
English majors to specialize in
their fields of interest.
New major programs in film, fic-
tion, and history and criticism of
British literature have been ap-
proved for next year. Additional
concentrations in drama, creative
writing, and American literature
with a sub-program in Afro-Amer-
ican literature are being consider-

ea and may be ready in time for
fall advance classification.
plement the existing majors offer-
ed by the department - the gen-
eral English major, the hinors ma-
jor, and the teaching program.
Most of the new majors will re-
tain the same graduation require-
ments that are in effect now, but
will make it simpler to concentrate
in one area by offering alternative
ways of filling requirements. Oth-
ers, such as the film concentration,
will have separate requirements.
English Prof. Alan Howes, chair-

Israel mourns death
of David BenGurion

TEL AVIV (4' - David Ben-Gur-
ion, the tough little man who forg-
ed Israel from a struggling Jew-
ish settlement into a proud m,-
dern state, died yesterday after a
stroke. He was 87.
Ben-Gurion was Israel's f i r s t
premier and served in that post
twice, running the burgeoning J: w-
ish state like an Old Testament
patriarch. More than any other
leader, he helped mold it into hi;
own image - dogged and rough-
Lion Cub." He chose it himself
when he arrived in Palestine as a
Polish immigrant in 1906 a r, d
used it throughout his stormy w.A-
Ben-Gurion declared Isrel 'a
state and for years his fiesry im-
age, with his two tufts of white

hair, represented Israel to t h e
world the way Charles de Gaulle
represented France and Winston
Churchill represented Britain.
Israel will honor Ben-Gurion with
a state funeral. His body will lie
in the parliament to give Israelis
a chance to mark their respect
for the man who brought Lhe 'r
country to life with a declaration
of its existence in the ua.e.rtain
days of 1948.
1948-Ben-Gurion has led Israelis
through two wars with the Arabs,
in 1948 and 1956, and provided them
with an example of courage for the
third in 1967. His death came as
the Jewish state was still mourn-
ing its dead from the fourth.
Doctorspronounced him dead at
11:06 a.m. - 4:06 a.m. EST - at
the Sheba Medical Center of Tel
Hashomer Hospital outside Tel
Aviv. His son, two daughters, fam-
ily physician and medical staff
were at his side.
In a nearby hospital was his
grandson Alon, who was being
treated for leg wounds su~ered in
the October war.
BEN-GURION suffered a cere-
bral hemorrhage Nov. 18 tha: left
his right side paralyzed. He rallied
briefly, then lapsed into a coma

man of the department's curricii-
lum committee, cites three rea-
sons for restructuring of concen-
partment feels increased special-
ization will provide English con-
centrators with a more saleable
English background. Basic skills
will still be gained in all divisions
as before, and greater depth in one
field will increase career oppor-
tunity in that area, he claims-
Secondly, the diversification iof
major programs will dezrease the
number of students in each area,
Howes says, providing a more in-
timate atmospheretand increased
student-teacher contact.
Finally, the program initiated
last spring by new department
chairman John Styan, will help
students who want to specialize in
a particular area but have found
this difficult under the present sys-
tem, Howes says.
FOR STUDENTS who prefer a
more general English background,
however, the old system will still
be around. The general English,
honors, and teaching programs will
be virtually unchanged.
at A&P
no busts
It was something of a victory for
United Farmworker sympathizers
and picketers in the city.
After a controversial ruling hand-
ed down by Judge Vernon Hamp-
ton in Oakland County Circuit
Court - a ruling which prohibits
the picketers from marching witi-
in 50 feet of the buildine unless

Dog problem bites
into city finances
The world is going to the dogs. That seems to be the
feeling of a number of City Council members who devoted
an entire working session last week to the study of the new
canine crisis.
Though not on a par with the energy or Watergate
crises, the dog problem is nothing to shake a stick at. Ac-
cording to a memo prepared by city official Ronald Lewis,
the last year has seen a substantial increase in the city's
dog-related woes.
THESE TROUBLES include a 31.2 per cent increase in
dog-at-large complaints, a 14 per cent rise in dog bite cases
and a jump of 36 per cent in the number of impounded dogs.
At the same timie, revenues generated from the sale of
dog licenses and the payment of fines have not kept pace
with the rising cost of prosecution. Currently, fines and
license fees raise only 19 per cent of the $23,000 needed
to maintain the city's so-called "K-9 patrol."
Adding to the fiscal burden is the fact that the city must
share some of its dog revenue with the county, since the
two jointly operate the local impoundment facility.
THOUGH NO specific motions came out of last week's
session, a number of solutions for curbing the crisis were
offered. They included increasing the level of fines, limiting
the number of dogs a household can own and asking the
county for a more equitable share of the revenues.


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