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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 108 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 9, 1973 Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Introducing our squirrel
"The squirrel is the most important animal on campus,
except for the students." That is how staff artist Steven Cole
describes his choice of the furry little animal you see above
for the new TODAY . . . column head. Cole, a 1969 graduate of
the University's art school has been laboring over a choice of
theme for the head ever since we started the column last year.
He finally came up with the squirrel idea last week. We like it,
and we hope you do too.
Journalism switch
Prof. William Porter, the chairman of the journalism depart-
ment for the last 7 years, announced yesterday he is stepping
down as department head because "seven years is long enough
for anyone." Porter's replacement will be Peter Clark, who left
his post as Director of the School of Communications at the
University of Washington to join the department last September.
Despite the suddeness of the promotion, both he and Porter
deny that Clark was brought here specifically to take the job.
Porter, whose Journalism 201 class is among the most popular
introductory classes at the University, plans to spend more time
teaching and writing.
Cable developments
At their meeting Wednesday night, The Cable Television
Commission heard Hank Bryant of the Black Economic Develop-
ment League suggest a nev rate system that would make a
person's monthly payment dependent on his income. Bryant
proposed charging those with incomes of over $15,000, $9.50 a
month while those with incomes below $6,000 would be required
to pay only $.So. Presently all cable owners are charged a flat
rate of five dollars per month. Commission Chairman William
Shephard said the proposal would be given careful consideration.
Strike over
The city's public school secretaries voted 145-8 yesterday to
end their week-long strike and accept the contract settlement
reached with the Board of Education Wednesday night. The
contract which calls for a raise of 5.49 per cent must be ratified
today by the Board at their 4:00 meeting. Board negotiator Terry
Crane, commenting on the agreement said, "Neither side got
their primary demands and both had to accept secondary .posi-
Happenings.. ..
today are highlighted by the continuation of the Frank
Capra Film Festival. Tonight's offering is the classic "Mr. Smith
goes to Washington." The time 7:00 and 9:05, the place, Arch.
Aud. . . . Eastern religion freaks might want to attend a 7:30
meeting in Aud. C of Angell Hall which will feature a lecture and
:discussion on Zen. A workshop on the same subject will take
place tomorrow at the Union Ballroom. Price of admission is
five dollars. . . . chess returns to town tomorrow with a big
tournament at the Ramada Inn West on Jackson Road. Last
month a similar affair drew 157 participants. Starting time will
be 9:30 a.m., Saturday.
School dazed
BOCA RATON-Police patroled seven Florida schools yester-
day following outbreaks of tension between black and white
students. Officials said incidents across the state were triggered
bythe painting of white power slogans on school walls and the
Wearing of Confederate armbands by white pupils.
Skunks skunked
While scientists have their doubts about distributing birth
control pills to women, they apparently don't feel the same way
about females of other species. The supervisors of Imperial
County California have embarked on a project to feed birth
control pills to skunks in an effort to eliminate them. The pills
will be cleverly hidden in dates, reportedly a favorite gourmet
treat in the skunk world.
Man's best friend?
Carl Cloud who operates a dry cleaning shop in Atlanta,
Georgia, thought he had put a stop to his burglary problem when
he bought a fierce German shepherd. Cloud's shop was burglar-
ized again Wednesday but the thiefs apparently had help this
r,. time. "They brought a female dog with them," said Cloud
incredulously. "There were dog tracks alltover the place."
On the inside .. .
the Arts Page has its weekly offering of Cinema
Weekend plus a dynamic picture of Gary Cooper and
Barbara Stnwyck . . . Erich Schoch writes on the prob-
lems of the American Indian on the Edit Page . . . while
the Sports Page reports on-what else-the sports world.
The weather picture
The winter that we thought might pass us by com-
pletely will be here for at least the next few days. Highs
tomorrow will be near 20 while nightly lows will dip to
around seven meagre degrees. Snow flurries should continue

Daily News Analysis
Second of two parts
President Nixon's new budget will hit hardest
those in Washtenaw County who are least able to
bear the burden-the poor, the unemployed, and the
educationally disadvantaged.
He has called for the total dismemberment of the
war on poverty's general headquarters-the Office
of Economic Opportunity. Social programs the
President describes as "a hodgepodge of poorly
conceived and hastily put together" legislation will
be cut back sharply or simply done away with
The direct effects of these cutbacks here in
Washtenaw County are difficult to pinpoint, but
it is clear federally-funded services are in for
some lean years.

In the county, the Nixon budget-if approved-
-End the Model Cities program which provides
services to Ann Arbor's lower income community;
-More than double the cost of hospitalization for
poor families on Medicare;
-Threaten the existence of some special pro-
grams for disadvantaged students in Ann Arbor
schools; and,
-Terminate some of the 200 jobs held by per-
sons under the Emergency Employment Act.
Of all the cutbacks proposed by Nixon, the one
with the most potentially disastrous effects for
Ann Arbor is the end of the Model Cities program.'
Federal funds for the local program ran out last
month, and the prospects for their restoration
appear bleak.
Model Cities provides child care, dental care,


and other services at nominal cost'to over 10,000
low-income residents in the city. It also employs
90 people on a permanent basis.
Emergency funds from the city government have
insured the program's survival until March 4. After
that, the city can only afford to fund a few top-
priority Model Cities projects.
Meanwhile, some 15,000 low-income residents
in the county will also suffer-from increased
medical costs due to cuts in the Medicare program.
The cost to the patient of the average Medicare-
financed stay in a hospital (about 13 days) would
rise from $72 to nearly $200 under the proposed
A local Medicare field representative says the
purpose of the proposed increase in cost is "to cut
down on over-utilization" of hospitals by lower


income people and "to make the consumer moire
aware of just how much this stuff costs."
At the same time, however, he dismisses the
possibility that poor people might not be able to
use the hospital when they need it. "Sick people,"
he says, "get taken care of."
The impact of the proposed cuts on other social
services, though in some cases drastic, is more
Ann Arbor Board of Education Secretary LeRoy
Cappaert says it is almost impossible to predict
what effect the cuts would have on city education.
Federal monies constitute less than 2 per cent
of the city school budget, but they are concentrated
in specific programs. If these funds were cut off,
the special programs could fall by the wayside.
See NIXON, Page 7







By AY and Reuters
PHILADELPHIA - An emergency resolution swiftly
passed by Congress yesterday to end the crippling Penn Cen-
tral railroad strike lacked President Nixon's signature late
last night and the walkout continued.
But the Western White House in San Clemente reported
last night that Nixon would sign the document as soon as it
Spokesmen for America's largest railroad and the 28,000
striking conductors and brakemen said the 1,300 freight and
1,456 passenger trains would remain sidetracked until Nixon
-who flew to California while the Senate and House voted
an immediate 90-day walkout delay- signed the resolution.
"If we get word, reliable word, that it's signed we'll order

the men back to work," said a
United Transportation Union (UT-
IJ) spokesman at the union's Cleve-
land headquarters.
The Washington White House
staff got the resolution about 7
p.m. EST.
The time needed for the coast-to-
coast flight indicated there was
little chance trains for 300,000 daily
passengers would be operating be-
fore this evening's rush hour.
Under pressure that the strike
threatened economic catastrophe
in agriculture and massive lay-
offs in the auto, steel and coal in-
dustries, Congress completed ap-
proval of the back-to-work order
about S p.m.
But it took more than two hours
to complete needed legal prepa-
rations of the document and get it
to the White House.
The resolution rescinded, tem-
porarily at least, new work rules
promulgated by the bankrupt rail
giant to reduce train crews - a
dispute move, approved by a fed-
eral court, that prompted the
It was exactly what the UTU
demanded. The union, during 18
months of fruitless bargaining, had
resisted all Penn Central efforts
to eliminate 5,700 jobs by 1980-
all by attrition - in order to save
an estimated $100 million annually
from the payroll, now one billion
The union claims the present
three-man crews are the minimum
needed from a safety standpoint
and the planned reduction would
be in breach of existing contracts.
Under yesterday's Congressional
resolution, the Nixon administra-
tion and Congress have three
kmonths to try to solve the finan-
cial woes of a railroad that claims
to be losing more than $600,000
Bethlehem Steel urged Nixon
yesterday to "take action to end
the strike promptly.''
Company President Lewis Foy,
noted that at least 70,000 employes
in the east and midwest worked in
Bethlehem plants "heavily depen-
dent on Penn Central service for
supply of materials and shipments
to customers.'

SGC helps
local Viet
aid group
Student Government Council las
night voted $500 to meet opera
tional expenses of the Ann Arbor
Medical Aid for Indochina organi
zation - a student group raisin
money to rebuild Hanoi's Bach
Mai hospital and for health car(
improvement in W a s h t e n a v
The same resolution was nar
rowly defeated at last Thursday's
meeting. But according to Terry
Winter, a spokesperson for the
group, last night's 6-3 vote reflect-
ed a "clarification of the sitda-
"There seemed to be a- certain
amount of misunderstanding last
Thursday," Winter said. "They
are this week's winning
lottery numbers
(SGC) weren't sure of the student
Isupport for our group or exactly
where the money was going."
Winter added that "they seemed
also to question whether they were
so much in the red."
The Daily reported Wednesday
that "allocations to outside groups
have already exceeded by over
$1000 the money supposedly appro-
priated for such sponsorship as
well as reserve money in two other
See SGC, Page 10

Navy jet burns
the crash of a U.S. Navy fighter jet that slammed into a 40-unit apartment building
at a local hospital.

in Alameda,

survey the scene early yesterday ofi
Calif. Seventeen persons were treated.


US., iNv




By AP and Reuters
SAIGON - The United States
and North Vietnam yesterday
reached an agreement on the de-
tails of the first exchange of
American, South Vietnamese,
Viet Cong and North Vietnamese
prisoners of war.
According to military sources
in Saigon, 45 American and
1,000 South Vietnamese prisoners

will be exchanged for some 2,000
communists, representing about
one-tenth of the total held by
both sides in the South.
The exchange is scheduled to
take place Monday at Quan Loi,
some 60 miles north of Saigon,
and at Quang Tri City in the far
north of South Vietnam.
However, an official South

Vietnamese militar'
would only confirm
ner exchange would
"in the next few da
After this initialr
ry Kissinger has sai
States expects AmE
ners to be released
intervals until the
deadline for U. S.

agre e
,e ,detail
y spokesman drawal and prisoner repatriation.
that a priso- According to Pentagon spokes-
take place man Jerry Friedheim, the re-
lys." turning POWs may face discipli-
nary action for "ratting on com-
release, Hen- rades" and stealing food from
erican he fellow prisoners.
at two-week However, no charges will be
e March 28 filed against returning war priso-
troop with- ners for making propaganda
t t- statements over. North Vietna-
mese radio.
Former Secretary of Defense
Melvin Laird had taken a simi-
lar stand about six months ago,
e and Friedheim made it clear
rec that the policy remains in effect
c e under Elliot Richardson, Laird's
it why Spock Friedheim stressed the official
he Daily con- Pentagon decision against bring-
ecutive com- ing formal charges for radio
statements does not bind individ-
ve did not re- ual members of the armed serv-
d they would ices from filing charges against
of the meet- other servicemen.
vall, and one ..
Some returning war prisoners
y of the min- may bring legal action against
ninutes of the other war prisoners, he indicat-
medical school ed.

Dean denies politics
John Gronvall, dean of the University's
medical school, denied charges yesterday er
that the school's decision not to invite er
Benjamin Spock to speak at this year's an
commencement ceremonies was politic- er
ally motivated. sic
"The inferences that Dr. Spock was re- W
jected for political reasons because of 1
pressure from the alumni or whatever are thi
sheer speculation." ci
Resnonding to claims by Human Rights Gr

in speaker choi

Primar candidates
" "e
discuss city Issues
Mayoral and City Council candidates running in the Feb. 19
primary elections met last night to discuss the major problems facing
the city-rising crime, pollution, and the lack of health and day care
The candidates gathered in the City Council chambers before
some 60 people.
The League of Women Voters, who sponsored the event, set
specific ground rules for the discussion, allowing each candidate a
brief opening statement followed by written questions from the
No debate among the participants was permitted.
The Human Rights Party (HRP) candidates offered the most
radical solutions to the city's problems. HRP emphasized a need for
more community control of city public services, including community
control of the city police force.

rnng ranked third.
Gronvall explained that another speak-
invited to the ceremony, James Rob-
tson, is a 'family' physician in England
d that Young better complemented Rob-
tson because he portrays such a phy-
cian in his television role of Marcus
However, Glenn Hamilton, president of
e senior class, claims that when Asso-
ate Dean for Student Affairs Robert
reen told him Spock would not be in-

In an attempt to find ou
was not asked to speak, Th
tacted members of the ex
Of the seven members, fiv
call the discussions and sai
have to refer to the minutes
ing, one agreed with Gron
could not be reached.
When asked to see a copy
utes, Gronvall said, "The m
executive committee of the r

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