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Vol. LXXXI1I; No. 103 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 3, 1973 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

if yoi see neWis happen cal! 76-DAILY
Shotgun suspect jailed
They sought him here, they sought him there. Finally they
arrested him and yesterday a man described by the cops as
the elusive "shotgun bandit in the beige overcoat" was securely
lodged in the county jail on $150,000 bond. Police identified their
suspect as Kenneth Mitchell, and said they suspected him of
involvement in at least ten gunpoint holdups in the past six
SGC Pres. Jacobs not an S
Yes, it's true. SGC top-man Bill Jacobs is not a student. The
University regist' ar's office confirms that the student govern-
nent president is no longer enrolled in school. It may be in-
i iriating to some-especially members of opposition political
parties-but there is apparently no rule even requiring the SGC
president to be enrolled.
Credit by exam cometh
The first of the examinations for out-of-classroom course
credit may be ready by the end of the semester. According to the
journalism department, their exam for Journalism 301 will be
ready by the end of May. Tests for other journalism courses
will be drawn up if there is enough interest.
Fire engine yellow
OK. Enough of this chauvinism. Anyone reading the Detroit
newspapers this week would be led to believe that the Detroit
fire department has shattered some kind of a precedent in
painting its fire trucks in day-glo yellow rather than the more
traditional red. But here at the University a fleet of fire trucks
has borne yellow paint for a good 10 years. The trucks are sta-
tioned at. the University's Willow Run airport, east of Ypsilanti,
and they look that way simply because, contrary to fire engine
lore, they're easier to spot.
More power to 'U'
If power turns you on, or off, then maybe you should get it
together to join the system and, perhaps, change it. Positions
are now open on a wide variety of campus policy making and ad-
visory groups, including the board of directors for the Univer-
sity Cellar store, the University Council, the Research Policies
Committee, the University Relations committee and the Univer-
sity Civil Liberties Committee. Pick up an application form l
at the SGC office, room 3X in the Union.
Happenings ...
. . . lots of sports for you jock crazies, starting at 1 p.m. with1
gymnastics and wrestling at Crisler. Then it's over to Yost Field
House at 4 p.m. for a track meet. Finish up with a rousing hoc-
key game against Mich. State at the Coliseum at 8 p.m. . . . take I
a glimpse at "The Mummers", a photographic documentary on
display at the Union Gallery from 12-5 p.m. in the Union . . . for
some local flicks try the AA Film Co-op's Third Annual Film
Festival at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in E. Quad Aud. . . . interested in
Israel? Stop by the Bet Cafe, 936 Dewey around 7 p.m. . . . all
members of MENSA and those students fascinated by their ac- ;
tivities are invited to talk and eat together at 3529 SAB from 8-11
p.m. . . . for fifties freaks the place to be is Markley tonight at
8 p.m. for the "Battle of the Bands" featuring Jimmy and the
Javelins with Chastity and the Belts v. Stench Stag and the
Stagnents. Come greased.
UPI vs. Richardson
NEW YORK-In a move to fight restrictions placed on the
press by the government, Roderick Beaton, president of United
Press International (UPI) sent a telegram to Secretary of De-
fense Elliot Richardson voicing his objection to the tight restric-
tions imposed on news coverage of the return of American
POWs. Beaton also asked Richardson to assure UPI coverage
access to the new headquarters of the U. S. forces remaining in
Southeast Asia, which will be in Thailand.
'Happy Hooker' deported?
TORONTO-Xaviera Hollander, the former New York pro-
stitute and madam whose book "The Happy Hooker" has be- E
come a best seller, faces a deportation hearing here today. Hol-
lander was detained for four hours Thursday by immigration 9
officers when she arrived at Toronto International Airport from
Mexico. She was released after posting a $500 bond to guarantee 1
her appearance at the deportation hearing. She said that im-f
migration officiais told her that her two convictions in New York
for loitering with intent to commit prostitution were crimes of
moral torpitude, making her a person broh'bited from entering
Canada under the Immigration Act.

Six more weeks
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - Punxsutawney Phil climbed out of
his underground home atop Gobbler's Knob as the sun rose yes-
terday, saw his shadow and scurried back into his hole-a sure
sign of six "more" weeks of winter weather. Hundreds of persons
turned out on a mild, cloudy morning to get first hand Phil's
annual Groundhog Day weather prediction. The witnesses said
the groundhog saw his shadow immediately on emerging from
his winter burrow at 7:29 a m. EST. Had he not seen his shadow,
that would have meant an early spring.
Feminists rebuffed
LONDON-Angry women vowed to go on fighting yesterday
after a partial rebuff in Britain's biggest feminist campaign
since the days of the suffragettes. Hisses and jeers, rare from
onlookers in the House of Commons, showed the strength of feel-
ing, as politicians "talked out"--which normally means defeat
-an anti-discrimination bill that calls for equal job and training
opportunities for women. One woman spectator was ejected.
Where's that again?
Yesterday, we reported that UAC-Daystar, because of ac-
tions of concert-goers at the recent Luther Allison concert, has
been banned fro n "that location." Today . . . neglected to men-
tion, however, exactly what "that location" is. The place is the
Power Center; the mistake is ours.
On the inside . . .
. . .the Arts Page shines, as Meiinda Mihav reviews the


p rogram




When the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
degree got underway in 1969, less than one per-
cent of the literary college's juniors and seniors
declared it as their major.
But since last year, the number of upperclass
BGS students in the college has doubled, reaching
a whopping 13.3 per cent-more than the number
in any single area of concentration.
Seven years ago English was the most popular
LSA major on campus. Now it is running a poor
Despite a decreasing number of juniors and
seniors majoring in the social sciences, psy-
chology has jumped from 8.3 per cent of all up-

perclassmen in 1966 to 10.65 per cent this fall.
These are only a few of the most notable
changes found in a Daily survey of the changes
in student preferences in LSA degree programs
over the past few years.
According to Charles Morris, LSA associate
dean for counseling, almost all of the changes
can be attributed to one of four basic principles:
-The creation of the BGS program;
-A general economic recession which has
shifted people out of the social sciences and
some humanities and into something more ca-
reer - oriented;
-Student interest shifts into the "helping"
profession; and

-Particular policy changes in individual de-
BGS is responsible for many of the depart-
mental drops in popularity, especially the social
sciences. 'BGS is drawing disproportionately
from the social sciences,' Morris said.
"The character of BGS students fits those that
are likely to go into the social sciences. There is
a low biological science interest. The tendency
is to draw from social sciences and the humani-
ties," he added.
Morris believes 'that the popularity of BGS is
a result of the program's lack of requirements.
Almost two-thirds of those in BGS have not com-
pleted the language requirement. Others are

avoiding lab science requirements or concen-
tration requirements in general.
The chairmen of the English and romance
languages departments concur with Morris that
economic recession and the tightening of the job
market have adversely affected them.
Prof. Russell Fraser, English department
chairman, pointed out that nationwide "the drift
has been away from the humanities toward the
social sciences. There is no market for teach-
ing certificates so enrollment there has dropped.
It is hard to go into English if there is no de-
The psychology department has successfully
See FIGURES, Page 8




annu a






Vie! cease-fire
still unenforced'


By the Associated Press, UPI and Reuters
SAIGON-Although negotiations to get a stalled inter-
national force to police the : Vietnam cease-fire began in
earnest yesterday, both the fighting in Vietnam and the U.S.
bombing of Laos continued.
Fighting yesterday was reported in 29 hamlets penetrated by the
communists earlier this week, mostly in the Saigon region. The major
battles on the northern front in Quang Tri province tapered off, how-
The Saigon high command said government troops in Quang Tri,
huddling just south of the Demilitarized Zone, had been forced to
retreat under heavy shelling and ground attacks to lines they held
several weeks ago.
In Honolulu, 'the office of the commander of U.S. forces in the
Pacific said American aircraft, including B52s, continued bombing
missions in Laos for the fifth straight day at the request of the royal
Laotian government.
In Vientiane, Laos, informed sources reported that U.S. officials
have taken advantage of the Vietnam cease-fire by instituting B52
saturation bombing of North Vietnamese troops and supply lines in
north Laos.j
The reported drop in battlefield activity contrasted with stepped-up
efforts to get the 1,160-man International Commission of Control and.
Supervision (I.C.C.S.) into the field to police the truce.
Despite outward signs of progress in efforts to police the truce and
See VIET, Page 8
probed bypyschics
Daily Science Writer
University students last night had a rare chance to delve
into the world of the unknown-the psychic realm.
The occasion was the Mid-Winter Psychic Seminar, spon-
sored by campus religious groups. In eight sessions last
night, topics ranged from parapsychology-the study of theI
effects of mind on the physical universe-to a fantastic
account of visitors from Neptune who warn that the world
is coming to an end.
The more credible side of psychic experiences was re-
ported by Ingo Swann, a parapsychologist working at Stan-
ford University.
Swann, who has a graduate degree in biology from the
University of Utah, is studying what he calls the "psycho-
kinetic effect." He claims
that subjec s in his experi-
ments can psychically induce
M1 temperature changes in rub-
ber, lead, gold, aluminum, he-
lium and hydrogen.
Swann explains these effects as
alterations of magnetic fields be-
tween humans and inanimate ob-
jects, adding that "parapsycholo-
gy" ought to be changed to "para-
physics", since it is the study of
the effect of the mind on the
physical universe.
The public is misled about psy-
hic research, Swann said, because
only successes are reported. Veri-
fiable evidence of psychic pheno-
mena comes only after decades of
Swann See TALK, Page 8

in writing
By The Associated Press and Reuters
with longstanding tradition
yesterday, President Nixon did
not personally deliver his
State of the Union message to
Congress. Instead, he sent
Congress a written text out-
lining prospective policy and
praising his Vietnam peace
Nixon said in his statement that
the peace with honor he achieved
in Vietnam strengthened the world
wide credibility of the United States
and faith in its willingness to carry
out solemn commitments.
"We have passed through one of
the most difficult periods in our
history without surrendering to des-
pair and without dishonoring our
ideals as a people," he said in the
first of a series of messages to
Meanwhile, Nixon spent yester-
day at a mass swearing-in of nine
new members of his second term
Cabinet and other top officials.
The only new Cabinet member
missing was Caspar Weinberger,
Nixon's nominee for secretary of
health, education and welfare. His
selection is being held up by the
Senate in a dispute with Nixon over
his impounding of funds Congress
In his statement yesterday, Nixon
declared the country was sound
and full of promise and entered
1973 economically strong, militarily
secure and, most important of all,
at peace after a long and trying
He promised he would carry out
a strong working relationship with
Congress but made it clear he had
no intention of giving way to wide-
spread Congressional opposition to
his plans to wield theiaxe on many
of the "Great -Society" welfare
He said the time had come for
Americans to draw the line against
spending that would result in a
heavy increase in taxation and in-
"The. answer to many of the do-
mestic problems we face is not
higher taxes and more spending,
It is less waste, more results and
greater freedom for the individual
American to. earn a rightful place
in his own community-and for
states and localities to address their
own needs in their own ways, in
the light of their own priorities,"
Nixon said.
"The policies which I will outline
Ito Congress in the weeks ahead
represent a reaffirmation, not an
abdication, of federal responsibility.
They represent a pragmatic re-
dedication to social compassion and
national excellence, in place of the
See NIXON, Page 8

He's in the Army now
1st Lt. Edward "fast Eddie" Cox shoulders his bag of GI equipment issued to him at Fort Benning,
Georgia yesterday. Cox, the husband of President Nixon's daughter, Tricia, is stationed at Fort
Benning to take Infantry Officer's Basic Training.
Black phy1hs icians -m-eet

A national symposium discuss-
ing racism, the emerging black
physician, and community health
care is being held this weekend
at Rackham Aud.
The two-day session, first of
its kind in the country, is being
sponsored by the Black Medical
Association and the Dean-Direc-
tor of the University Medical
The theme of the symposium
is "Community Health and the
Emerging B 1 a c k Physician:
Bringing it on Home." Nineteen
speakers have been invited to
give their opinions and ideas to
an audience of medical students,
educators, doctors, and hospital

The first meeting of the sym-
posium took place yesterday.
After welcoming speeches and an
opening address in the morning,
participants heard three black
doctors view their profession.
Drs. Ewart Brown, Thurmon
Evans, and Donald Henderson
attacked racist attitudes in gen-
eral and Nixon budgetary-slash-
ing in particular as contributing
to the small number of black
In the afternoon, Dr. Frances
Welsing, a black psychiatrist,
spoke on the "Cress Theory of
Color-Confrontation," calling ra-
cism "a world wide system by
which the white power structure
oppresses non-white peoples."
She claimed that white peo-
ple's inability to produce color

in the form of darker skin pig-
mentation is a cause of racism.
Continuing on the theme of
white supremacy, she said that
Caucasians place an abnormal
emphasis on sexual habits of
"Why do white people have
such an interest in what non-
white people do in bed? This
question is raised over and over
again: Is the black man's phal-
lus larger than the white man's
phallus? A simple tape measure
would tell."
Welsing often drew laughter
from the audience with her tart
comments. Asked if she felt op-
pressed as a woman, the psy-
chiatrist replied, "We don't have
penis envy in the black com-

Navy purges
WASHINGTON {A)-Plagued by race riots and troubles. In a r
other shipboard disorders, the Navy last month recommended
quietly purged itself of nearly 3,000 troublemakers troublemakers
--black and white-who were considered a "bur- measure up."
den to the command." Navy spokesr
Navy officials confirmed the dismissals yes- in response to
terday and said perhaps 3,000 more agitators his order was i
will be discharged by the end of this month. Despite Zumv


eport last week, the subcommittee
the Navy screen out agitators,
and "anyone else who does noa
men denied Zumwalt's action was
the subcommittee report, noting
ssued a month earlier.
walt's effort to tighten discipline,

A spokesperson said most of these men enlisted
under pressure from the draft but are now
anxious to leave the Navy and are being released
with general discharges "under honorable con-
ditions." Unlike honorable discharges, the cer-
tificates will identify them as "unsuitable for re-
In his directive, Zumwalt said a "voluntary


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