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Vol. LXXXII, No. 114 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 16, 1973 Ten Cents
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1973 fruit gum Co.
Whip your pucker into shape, because today's the day. The
Michigan Daily Bubble-Blowing Contest will be held, as sched-
uled, on the Diag at noon (or in the Fishbowl in case of inclem-
ent skies). We advise you to practice; the competition will surely
be tough. Incidentally, representatives from The Daily will at-
tend the competition, selling Daily subscriptions for the rest of
the year at the low, low price of $3.50. Each subscription sold
will be matched by a free Daily subscription for the library of
the Washtenaw County Jail. Fair enough?
Hospital to hospital
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has joined other local groups in
supporting relief programs for the rebuilding of Hanoi's Bach Mai
Hospital, destroyed last December by U. S. B-52s. According to
Timothy Sheard, spokesman for the- group, most of the hospital,
staff feels sympathy for the patients and- personnel of Bach
Mai. The hospital group has collected about $100 so far and ex-
pects to end up with at least $2,000 for the rebuilding of the N.
Vietnamese hospital.
Happenings .. .
.. .are sparse. The University Council will meet at 7:30 in
Rm. 903 of the Legal Research Bldg. of the Law School. The
Council will consider revised conduct rules for the University
... but by far the most interesting item on today's agenda is the
Bubble Gum Blowing contest, on the Diag (or Fishbowl) at noon.
See you there.
Dope note
More depressing news: Customs agents in San Pedro, Calif.,
seized eight tons of marijuana from a Mexican freighter Wednes-
day in what they called the largest marijuana seizure ever in
the United States. The 7,000 kilos of grass were found in 384
wooden boxes marked "coffee." The ship was en route from
Mazatlan, Mexico to Los Angeles. America is thus deprived of
256,000 lids of Mexican grass.
For whom Ma Bell tolls
Michigan Bell has once again asked the Public Service Com-
mission for permission to raise its rates by $29.7 million. Lloyd
J. Haynes, Michigan Bell vice president, told the PSC the rate
hike is needed to bring company earnings up to the level pre-
viously deemed fair and reasonable by the PSC. The average
increasefor most customers would be between 20 and 80 cents.
.." the spice of life
g OAKLAND-There was a choice between baked beans and
fluffy rice on the printed menu at Oak Knoll Naval Hospitalyes-
* terday. Released POW John McKamey circled baked beans and
wrote after rice: "Are you kidding?"
Wally Cox dies
HOLLYWOOD-Comedian Waly Cox, 48, was found dead in
his hoe in Bel Air early yesterday. The exact cause of death has
not yet been determined, but a preliminary investigation indicates
the "Hollywood Squares" star died of natural causes. Los An-
geles police investigators reported that Cox's wife found him
slumped over a bed in his home at 7:45 a.m.
Twenties from heaven
HAMILTON, Ontario-An elusive young philanthropist
popped up in the city's north end yesterday, dropping envelopes
+ containing 20 dollar bills into mailboxes. When police caught up
with the 19-year-old youth, he said he had strong religious con-
victions and wanted simply to help people. He withdrew 2,000
dollars from his bank account earlier in the day and had given
away all but about $500.
* Hail apathy
This year's college freshpersons are more middle-of-the-road
politically and are, more interested in academic success than
their successors. A nation-wide survey by the American Council
on Education shows that cigarette smoking is up, beer drinking
is down and interest in fraternities and sororities is increasing.
The survey also shows, however, that more freshpersons than
ever before want maijuana legalized. Right on!

By DAVID BURHENN
Beset by divisiveness and bloodied by November election
defeats, the Human Rights Party faces the next important test
of its short political life Monday in its first primary election.
Ten candidates will vie for the right to battle Democrats and
Republicans for four City Council seats and the Mayor's office.
In the Second Ward the party faces its severest test. This en-
clave of students and street people swept HRP city council candi-
dates Jerry DeGrieck and Nancy Wechsler into office, last April.
While this constituency favored HRP last spring, the stunning
November victories of local Democrats has cast serious doubts
as to the party's staying power among young voters.
A win in the Second Ward is therefore a "must" for HRP.
To lose in an area of the city where it has garnered most of its
support would mark a serious and perhaps fatal blow to the first
major radical effort at electoral politics in Ann Arbor.
Four persons are running in the Second Ward. The three ma-
jor candidates, while agreeing to basic radical goals, all reflect the
oneycrisis
appears over;
dollair stable
By The AP and Reuters
The U. S. dollar steadied on Europe's money markets yes-
terday for the first time since it was devalued Monday night,
suggesting that the world monetary crisis of the past two
weeks is coming to an end.
Bankers and other financial sources interviewed in Lon-
don warned that a number of uncertainties remain which
could well keep money markets unsettled for the next few
days or even weeks.
But none predicted a further crisis selling wave of dol-
lars in the immediate future such as the one last week which
forced Washington to devalue.
Foreign exchange dealers said there were signs that
money markets were adjusting to the dollar's new exchange!

factional split over party strategy that has plagued HRP since its
divisive August county convention.
Frank Shoichet is the candidate who represents the Militant
Middle, a diverse grouping of party members who say they
advocate a less idealogical approach to left-wing politics.
Shoichet feels that City Council could play a constructive role
in improving what he considers serious local problems.
"Housing is the most glaring outrage", he says. "High rents,
inadequate code enforcement, overcrowding and tight, discrimi-
natory markets cannot be easily corrected, but no city adminis-
tration has even tried. A city government that will pressure the
University to commit land and resources to more low-cost hous-
ing is a necessity," he adds.
Shoichet also favors a City Council that will deal with police
policy, community health care, and the Human Rights Depart-
ment - which he calls "a disappointing failure."
Another HRP caucus calls itself the Chocolate Almonds, and
candidate Lisa North is a member of this group.

RP primary
In contrast to Shoichet, North believes that "there's not a
whole lot we can do on City Council . . . change does not come
about by electing a radical."
She and her caucus stress the importance of mass movements,
such as civil rights and women's liberation, to achieve radical
change in America.
North believes that HRP should expand its constituency. "The
concerns of students go far beyond the boundaries of Ann Arbor.
Problems like industrial pollution, the unequal distribution of
wealth, or the quality of life cannot be solved at the local level.
They require change in our society as a whole."
David Sinclair, brother of author John Sinclair, is running for
council as a representative of the Rainbow People's Party fac-
tion of HRP.
Sinclair says that he intends to "open up the HRP". "The
party was originally organized to give people a chance to have
some direct input into decisions that effect their day-to-day lives.
Up until now HRP has not really made good on that promise."
See CAUCUSES, Page 10

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county
health unit
attacked
By DAVID STOLL
In the first of two hearings on
countyhealth needs, representa-
tives from the community last
night soundly criticized the county
health department for "bureau-
cratic inertia" in the past and ex-
pressed concern over the selection
of a new county healthtdirector.
About 150 people attended the
hearing which was called by the'
Health Committee of the CountyI
Board of Commissioners. The sec-
ond and final hearing is scheduled
for March 1.
County health care lately has
become a hot public issue, largely;
because thetnew Democratic ma-
jority on the County Board of Com-
missioners has announced plans toE
initiate a major expansion of
county health care programs.
Dr. Sy Axelrod, a local physician,
echoed a common refrain heard
last night when hecalled the
health department a "bystander"
on decisions crucial to the future
of health care in the county.

rates aftertthe 10 per cent devalu-
ation:
These rates include a permitted
high or ceiling level, a central lev-
el of parity, and a permitted low
or floor level.
Most of the world's leading for-
eign exchange markets were clos-
ed Monday and Tuesday. When
they re-opened Wednesday, the de-
valued dollar started generally at
the new ceiling rates and moved
more or less steadily down.
But in much of Europe yester-
day the dollar began moving back
up towardethe new ceiling rates.
Elsewhere, Sweden and Finland
both devalued their currencies by
five per cent in relation to the
main European currencies.
The joint action by Sweden and
Finland was aimed at cutting
heavy losses which the forestry,
shipping and shipbuilding indus-
tries said they would incur as a
result of the dollar devaluation.
Gold, meanwhile, hit record
highs indEurope for the second
straight day.
"An ominous sign," a French
bankernsaid. "Confidence hasn't
ryet been fully restored."
Normally, a rapidly rising gold
price is a sign of lagging confi-
dence in the value of paper money.
In major European centers gold
jumped more than a dollar an
ounce yesterday to close at re-
cord highs of $73.37 in Zurich,
$73.62 in London and $75.28 in
Paris.

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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE,
Calif.-They came limping, in
some cases, with pallid faces
and sunken eyes. But the 40
American prisoners of war
who arrived here yesterday
p, were smiling for their emo-
tional homecoming.
Arriving in two waves of 20 men
each the former POWs, who had
spent up to eight years in Vietnam
prison camps, arrived at the base
three hours apart aboard two C-141
Starlifter transports.
'A third plane had arrived Wed-
31jnesday with the first batch of 20
f r '".former prisoners.
Nearly all the returnees were
s wearing the shiny new uniform
F f issued to them after arrival at the
Philippines I a s t Monday from
Hanoi and Saigon.
The senior officer in yesterday',s
second returning group, Air Force
{ MK".Colonel Ronald Byrne, Jr. of
Brooklyn, N.Y. made a brief fare-
{ Y : well speech to the sparse ~crowd of
ttrbronlookers.
He said the men's strong faith
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triehow strongly postwar fi-
Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM nancial aid for North Vietnam is
opposd onCapitol Hill.
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After downing six lemon pies in Markley Hall's t.ie eating contest yesterday, Gary Bruder, '76 ~day as the White House and Hanoi
LSA, looks as if he can't eat another bite. Cheering from his second didn't help much as Bru- announced a joint economic comn-
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One of the issues to which Axel-
Ot the inside ... rod referred is the relocation of
... the Editorial Page takes a look at the candidates St. Joseph's Hospital outside the
vying for the top spot in Ann Arbor politics . . . Sports Page city limits in Superior Township.
readers can 1hrill to the tintillating prose of Bob McGinn The hospital, which is owned by
as he talks with Michigan's big men. a'Catholic order, has refused thus
7 far to bow to vocal citizen opposi-
T he weather picture tion against the removal, and has
Today should be a fine day for polar bears and pen- announced plans to break ground
guins, but for the man on the street, things may be a for the new site this summer.
trifle on the chilly side. Today's high will be a meagre 15 Numerous critics have charged
degrees, and tonite the mercury should dip to near zero. that the relocation will be to the
Tdegres andl bton bitrbu the mercuryshld pt peare. detriment of local health care and
Tomorrow will be a bit sunnier, but the frigid temperatures violates agreements made between
should continue. St. Joseph's and the community.
See COUNTY, Page 7
Indians ask Regents to return
ancestral skeleton for bur ia

WOULD ALTER REPRESENTATION:
New SGC .plan put on

By SUE STEPHENSON
Roslyn McCoy underscored her indignation yesterday in
quiet tones. She used a simple anecdote.
A white man in a restaurant observing an Indian eating
with 'relish next to him says, "Sir, I don't know where you get
such an appetite like that, but I sure wish I had it."
The Indian replies with the same civility, "Sir, you have
taken my country, killed the buffalo, and now you want my
appetite. I have nothing more to give to you."
Yesterday McCoy, a member of the Ann Arbor American
Indians Unlimited, and three other local Indians-supported by
an audience of 30-asked the Regents for a part of this "stolen"
heritage-an Indian skeleton the University now possesses.
Regent Gertrude H'ebner (R.-Bloomfield Hills) told the

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By DAN BIDDLE
and BILL HEENAN
The S t u d e n t Government
Council (SGC) voted last night
to place a proposal calling for a
major restructuring of SGC rep;
resentation on the March all-
campus election ballot.
Engineering Council President
Ro Nagey's proposed constitu-
tional amendment, which was
placed on the ballot by a 5-4
SGC vote, would reorder the
Council's representational make-
uip, with SGC members being
elected from each school or col-
lege rather than the student body
as a whole.
Under Nagey's p r o p o s e d
amendment, each of the follow-
ing constituencies within the stu-
dent body would be represented
by 10 SGC votes:
-Residential: University-own-
ed and operated housing, frater-
nities and sororities, and inde-
pendent housing;
-Divisional: Undergraduate,
Graduate (Rackham), and pro-
fessional graduate (non-Rack-
ham);
-School: LSA, Engineering,
Medicine, Law, and so forth.

cobs, former SGC Treasurer Da-
vid Schaper, Nagey, and others
hurriedly devised a compromise
proposal giving ten votes to each
voting group.
Several SGC members had ear-
lier expressed fears that the or-
iginal plan would give too much
power to the separate schools.
Following a chaotic round of
procedural arguments, Nagey's
second move to reconsider the

revised proposal met approval
by a one-vote margin.
Jacobs, who earlier called the
restructuring plan "unwork-
able", indicated satisfaction
with the outcome, commenting
that "if students want a change
like this to go on the ballot, then
it should go on the ballot."
SGC Margaret Miller, who op-
posed the ballot proposal, called
it "poorly organized and unrea-

H earing
criticizes

By GORDON ATCHESON
At a public hearing last night, local
residents accused the city police depart-
ment of harassment, selective law enforce-
ment, and illegal stop and searches.
The Human Rights Party council mem-
bers Jerry DeGrieck (HRP-First Ward) and
Nancy Wechsler (HRP-Second Ward) spon-
sored the session.
Two weeks ago, the HRP council mem-
bers initiated a resolution calling for a
police hearing before the entire council,
which was soundly defeated. Consequently,
DeGrieck and Wechsler called their own
hearing for last night.
More than 50 people attended the meet-
ing. including renresentatives from the

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sonable."
Miller also agreed with an ear-
lier statement from SGC Vice
President for Minority' Affairs
Lee Gill, who said the plan might
be "oppressive" to minority
groups Gill felt that the three-
constituency arrangement would
diffuse minority votes enough to
lessen such group's collective
power.
See SGC, Page 7

struction aid for the North.
Congress has made clear it is
in no mood to consider aid for
Hanoi now. But the source indi-
cated the White House is trying
to find out what congressmen
would considersapproving after
peace is established and all Ameri-
can POWs are returned, and the
missing are accounted for.
Rep. Wayne Hayes (D-Ohio)
issued the first blast in Congress
against aid for Hanoi the day the
cease-fire was announced.
"They'll be ice-skating in hell
the day I vote any assistance for
that b u n c h of murderers in
Hanoi," Hayes told the House.
Meanwhile, in Phnom Penh,
hopes receded yesterday for an
early settlement to the Cambodian
See 40, Page 7

He claimed the police had stopped him
once on suspicion of heroin possession,
after they found some sugar in his car.
The man said the police officers took him
to the station where he was finger printed,
photographed, and had his car impounded.
Shortly afterwards he was released with-
out being formally arrested, but contends
he was asked to pay a fee for his car. the
man claimed he could not afford to pay
the fee and the car has not been returned.
Genie Plamondon, member of the Rain-
bow People's Party, charged that the RPP
headquarters has often been the target for
police harassment.
"The police often drive by our house late

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