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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 109 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 10, 1973 Ten Cents

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Sex' note
RENO-The editor and business manager of the University
of Nevada campus newspaper were suspended last week for
publishing an advertisement for a sexual stimulation device that
plugs into a car's cigarette lighter. However, the Student Publica-
tions Board, which operated the student-owned Sagebrush, voted
unanimously Thursday to allow Editor Buddy Frank and Business
Manager, Barbara Raymond to return to their posts after they
apologized for running the ad.
Interplanetary beings?
DETROIT-Detroit rock station WWWW is farrr ooout, past
the stratosphere as a matter of fact. Since Monday the station
has been sending signals into outer space every other hour with
the hopes of contacting interplanetary beings. Program Director
Ira Cook felt the communication was necessary because the
earth has sent nothing but "bad vibes" into space with things
like missiles. By transmitting music he hopes to induce warm
vibes or at least a response by this weekend. "I wouldn't bet my
life or my Volkswagen on it," said Cook, "but you never know."
Militant housewife
COPENHAGEN-Skyrocketing food prices here have trans-
Formed a mother of four almost overnight into a militant activist
with a small army of angry consumers marching after her.
Hanne 'Lysen, a Copenhagen housewife, has become the center
of a storm of protest against a sharp and sudden increase in food
prices following Denmark's entry into the European Common
Market. After the government's refusal to reduce sales taxes on
food, Lysen collected over 15,000 signatures on a petition in
protest. She is also promoting a week-long boycott of dairy
products throughout the nation.
tDope note
NEW YORK-Yesterday a three-man team from Newsday, a
New York city suburban newspaper, pinpointed Munich, Germany,
as a crucial way station in the narcotics traffic moving between
' Turkey and the United States. Newsday quoted a spokesperson
for the city's narcotics police as saying, "(Munich) is a control
station. Morphine base is unloaded here and about an equal
share is stored and transferred 'on." While Germany has no
heroin problem, the reporters noted, morphine addiction is grow-
ing.
Pieta restored
VATICAN CITY-Art lovers rejoice! The Vatican announced
yesterday that the finishing touches have been put to the restora-
tion of Michelangelo's world-famous sculpture, the "Pieta," which
was damaged in a hammer attack last May. Experts have washed
and polished the sculpture, which portrays the Virgin Mary
holding the dead body of Christ, and they claim that it will look
more beautiful than it has for centuries.
Happenings .,..
this morning at 9:30 a.m. you could let your intellect
rule your spirit and take in the big chess tournament at the
Ramada Inn West on Jackson road . . . if you feel like some
"freaky sort of stuff,' try the Blackearth Percussion Group's
concert at 8 p.m. in Rackham Aud. It'll be a wild program with
a variety of electronic improvisatory and intermedia works . . .
However, if that's not your style and you don't mind sitting on the
floor of Bursley's west cafeteria (perhaps you own a port-a-
pillow), for a mere 75c you can view "Bullet," complete with the
mustang-charger chase scene.
Superrooster weirdo
WEST POINT, Calif.-Weirdo, a 22 pound superrooster, is so
big and rough that he has killed two cats,. crippled a dog and
ripped through a wire fence to attack and kill his 18 pound, half-
grown, son. However, Grant Sullens, Weirdo's owner, hopes to in-
crease his flock of heavy-weight hens so he can offer the breed
to the world. Sullen's chicken breeding began seven years ago
when his father won a truckload of live stewing chickens in a dice
game. Five thousand chickens' later, Sullens had Weirdo. "I
lucked out," Sullens said. "Hybrids aren't supposed to be able
to reproduce, but Weirdo could," he said.
When?
We reported yesterday that the Human Rights Party will
hold their public hearing on the police next week Tuesday,
February 15. As all you calender conscious folks may have noted,
Tuesday is not the 15th but rather the 13th. The hearing will be
Thursday, February 15, on the 4th floor conference room at
City Hall. Sorry.
Cages of fed
LANSING-The-Michigan Senaterelented yesterday and let
news reporters out of their cages. Reporters were confined to
glass enclosures after senators claimed they were interferring
with state business. Senate Republican Leader Robert Vander
Laan (R-Grand Rapids) said the change of heart did not constitute
"backing down" but rather an attempt to accommodate the
press.

'U given $14 million
less than requested
By DAVID BURIIENN
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Gov. William Milliken released his $5 billion
state budget yesterday, and the University appears to have
1 landed on' the short end of the financial stick.
Although the state is expecting a $147 million budget
surplus, Milliken recommended that the University receive
some $14 million dollars less than it requested last fall. The
total 1973-74 operating fund allocation would be $86,993,000,
up $7.3 million from this year.
Because of new budget formulation procedures, it is still
difficult to precisely analyze what the figures will mean to
students and faculty. However, it does appear that increases
requested for salary hikes, student aid, and new program funds have
been cut-in some cases drastically.
Commenting on the student aid allocation, Vice-president for
Academic Affairs Allan Smith said, "The executive budget seems to
ignore the fact that the University is continuing to turn away fully-
qualified Michigan students. And again, there is no recognition of our
efforts to give disadvantaged students of Michigan a first-class educa-
tion."
Because of a new budgeting procedure, University officials still
have not been able to determine exactly where cuts were made by
the governor's budget office. For example, salary increases are
supposed to total 4.4 per cent, 1.1 per cent below University requests.
Smith says, however, "I can't, verify that figure with the information
I have."
In another case, the University asked for a $2.4 million increase
tinder the program heading "Health Sciences Professions Instruction."
Smith said that the amount included funding for "twelve or thirteen
specific programs."
The vice-president bitterly attacked the salary increases recom-
mended in the budget.
"For several years we have shared in the austerity resulting from
inadequate revenues, and we have seen our competitive position'
decline, compared with salaries paid at other leading institutions of
higher education.
"Now, in a time of relative prosperity and higher revenues for,
Michigan, instead of compensating for years of below-cost-of-living
increases, the salary recommendation is more than a point below the;
federal guideline for non-inflationary increases."
In addition to the $87 million allocated for general operating
expenses, the governor's budget provides for another $16.5 million in
capital outlay expenditures-primarily building construction and renova-
tion.
When analysis of the fiscal situation is completed, the next move,
for the University will take place in the state legislature, where final
budgetary action is taken. Hearings in the Senate begin in a month,
and administrators will be present to plead their case-as Smith says,
"we haven't given up yet."
Milliken's total budget contains within it a $146.5 million surplus,
a sum that will be passed on to state residents in tax cuts.
He told legislators yesterday that the state is in such a good
financial position that "for the first time in my tenure as governor,
it is possible to present a sound realistic spending plan to accomplish
state program purposes without the anxiety of balancing the current,
enacted budget."I
Milliken bases the surplus on an expanding economy, federal
revenue sharing, a successful lottery, and tightening' of some spending.I

GQv. Milliken

Daily Photos by KEN FINK
Bairgain hunters
Shoppers browse the bargains at the annual Kiwanis Club rummage sale yesterday. The sale continues
today.

'U'budget
troubles
continue
By CINDY HILL
The annual budget battle between
the governor and the legislature
over University funding may be
a depressing "tradition," accord-
ing to Vice President for Academic
Affairs Allan Smith, but if history
repeats itself the University will
not come out the winner.
Examination of the past six years
of legislative decisions following
the governor's recommendations
shows that they have been, at
times, as extreme in their cut-
backs as in their increments.
In yesterday's decision, Gov.
Milliken recommended a $96.1 mil-
lion budget allocation for all
branches of the University's cam-
puses, undercutting the Univer-
sity's proposed increase of $22 mil-
lion by $14.8 million.
University officials say they are
hoping for an increase when the
governor's' recommendations reach
the state legislature. Past experi-
ence, however, indicates that they
may have little to pin their hopes
on.
Within the last decade, the legis-
lature has been generally stingy
with the University. From 1966
until 1971 the lawmakers decrea.ed
the allocations recommended by
See GOV., Page 8

ALASKAN OIL:

Coui urt r(
pipeline
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The controversial
Alaska pipeline was given a severe blow last
night when a U. S. Court of Appeals reinstated
an injunction prohibiting its construction.
The ruling, sought by environmental groups,
temporarily blocks the pipeline which would
bring oil to the U. S. from Alaska's North Coast
Reserves.
The action comes amidst the growing energy
crisis that has become increasingly apparent
across the US.
The Nixon administration had_ backed a con-
sortium of oil companies which sought right-
of-way permits for building the pipeline to tap
the huge reserves on the north slope, estimated
at over 10 billion barrels.
Judge J. Skelly Wright said the court was
fully aware, in making the decision, of the ob-
vious magnitude and current importance of the
interests at stake.
He said these were: "Billions of gallons of oil
at a time when the nation faces an energy crisis

0
block
of serious proportions; hundreds of millions of
dollars . . . for the state of Alaska . ."
The oil companies, which have seen the cost
of the pipeline project nearly triple in the long
legal fight over the past three years to over
2.5 billion dollars, are expected to carry the
case to the Supreme Court.
Seven judges of the appeals court sent the
case back to the district court ordering it to is-
sue an order enjoining the Secretary of the In-
terior from issuing the right-of-way permit. Four
voted in the majority and three concurred in
part and dissented in part.
It appears questionable that the Supreme
Court could rule on the Appeals Court decision
before its current term ends in June, unless the
justices agree the case is of such importance
as to warrant being taken on an expedited ba-
sis.
The Supreme Court could, however, grant a
stay that would preserve the status quo until
the new court year begins in October.
See APPEALS, Page 8

wSU

tightens its hold-

on South End's po licies
By CHERYL PILATE cized U.S. support of Israel. all others who were offended by the
Wayne State University's student Particular objections were raised articles, and requested the resig-
newspaper, the-South End, is facing because of a graphic printed next nation of all staff members "con-
tighter administrative controls as to the article which superimposed nected with the outrage. The pres-
a result of the recent printing of a the Nazi swastika over the Jewish ent staff, however, is refusing to
series of anti-Semitic articles. Star of David. resign.

Yesterday the Board of Gover- According to the paper's staff,'
nors voted 5-1 to demand the resig- thecSouth End beganpreceiving
nation of South End's editor, Gene threats of violence both over the
Cunningham, and to alter the stat- phone and in the mail from an
utes governing the university-sub- anonymous (allegedly) Jewish or-
sidized paper. ganization. The staff later apolo-
Three weeks ago, the South End gized for the graphic, but not for
printed a series of three articles the content of the articles.
written by Reverend Booth of the The Board of Governors extended
First Unitarian Churcb which criti- their "sincere apology", to Jews and
FIGHTING FLARES

Wayne State President George
Gullen said the amended statutes
were designed to "prevent the fur-
ther irresponsibility of the South
End." He went on to state that "it
is too late to simply study the sit-
uation, it is time to act respons-
iblv."
The statutes, which are to take
effect immediately, abolish the
present Student Newspaper Publi-
cations Board (SNPB), which has
the power to both choose and dis-
miss the editor.

I

In the past, the SNPB consisted
P O j of two faculty members chosen by
exc Ian e tof Othe University Council and four
student members chosen by the
Student Faculty Council.
According to the new rules, the
ke pl M o r G SNPB will have twelve members,
all of whom are to be chosen by
Gullen upon recommendations by
By AP and UPI the University Council and the Stu-
SAIGON-While the U.S. announced yesterday that the first group dent Faculty Council.
of American war prisoners will be released Monday, fighting con- President Gullen said conversa-
tinued throughout the Southeast Asian country. tions with the former SNPB "have
In the Mekong Delta, heavy fighting flared later in the day when persuaded me that they were' con-
Viet Cong guerrillas reportedly tried to storm several government fused (in the definition) of their
positions 45 miles south of Saigon. role and their responsibility of di-
In aonther part of the still war-torn country, a team of communist rectly affecting the editor of the
joint military commission delegates was mobbed by an angry crowd torial policy of the paper."
of 2,000 people. According to Gullen, the new stat-

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The weather picture
Skiers, skaters and sledders rejoice! Winter is here to
stay, at least for the next few days. The extended forecast
includes partly cloudy skies and a chance of snow flurries.

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