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Vol. LXXXII, No. 115 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 17, 1973 Ten Cents

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Democratic
By TERRY MARTIN
In an attempt to retain their present strength at City Hall,
the Democratic Party is fielding a group of attractive and
youthful (under 50 years) candidates in the city's primary election
this Monday.
Most of the candidates claim "across-the-board" support,
and several are already involved in city politics.
The only contested positions in the primary are those of the
mayor and the Fourth Ward councilperson. Each contest pits
experience against the advantages of a fresh view of the
political system.
Three Democrats are in contention for the mayoral seat
being vacated by Democrat Robert Harris.
Franz Mogdis, generally conceded the position of front-runner,

primaryac
has worked as a planning commissioner for nine years. According
:o Democratic party sources, he is "more or less the party
choice"; not actually selected by, but well-known to, all the
"organizational people."
Mogdis says that he agrees with Harris' moves in several
areas, but he adds that he is "much more strongly opposed" to
commercial developments than Harris was. And to back this up,
he promises to push for an "immediate moratorium on all new
road construction."
Mogdis cites "accountability" to citizens and more emphasis
on affirmative action programs that will get women into higher
level government positions as the other main issues.
John Feiner sees his lifetime residency in the city as one
major difference between himself and his two mayoral opponents.
FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS

cents outh
"I remember Ann Arbor how it used to be, when we had
fabulous fire and police protection and a bus system that really
worked. I'd like to get it back to that," Feiner said.
Feiner describes himself as a "middle-of-the-roader" who
"kind of buys" some Human Rights Party (HRP) ideas. And
he views garbage pick-up, transportation, police procedures
("We've got to stop breaking and entering") and fire protection
as major problems.
Robert Elton says he is more liberal than Mogdis ("almost
tending toward HRP policies") and far more liberal than Feiner,
who he terms "primarily Republican."
"Feiner's only running," Elton claims, "because he and Bruce
Benner (R-Fourth Ward) want to see a Republican mayor in this
town, no matter what party he says he is on."
See DEMOCRATIC, Page 8

Regents ok hike
Tne Regents yesterday put their rubber-stamp on dorm rate
hikes of 5.1 per cent for the 1973-74 academic year. The increase
was called for by the Housing Policy Committee last month.
Henry Johnson, vice president for student services, told the
Regents the increase was necessary to cover rising costs in
labor, food, services and utilities.
Faculty protest
A faculty committee yesterday called Gov. William Milliken's
proposal to equate faculty wage hikes with civil service increases
"unrealistic and inequitable." The group claimed that in the past
six years, salary and wage fringe benefits for civil service em-
ployes have exceeded University compensation by 10.5 per cent.
Thus they argue, only a greater increase for University people
can rectify the situation.
Dramatic irony
The Ann Arbor Civic Theater has printed up new tickets for
a play to replace those stolen from the office earlier this week.
The name of the play? Thieves Carnival.
Happenings .. .
today are largely athletic . . . at 2 P. M. Michigan's cagers
square off against the wildcats of Northwestern at Crisler Arena
. . . if the game is boring, you can leave during half time and
catch the Michigan vs. Ohio State swimming meet which gets
underway at Matt Mann Pool at 3 p.m. . . . 4 p.m. brings an-
other sporting event, a track meet between Michigan and Michi-
gan State. The place, Yost Field House . . . in the only non-
sports happening, the China Studies Club is showing a double
feature, "Acupuncture, Anaesthesia in China" and "New Archa-
eological Finds in China" at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in dining room
4 of West Quad.
Dope notes
Newsday, a New York paper, charged yesterday that Gaston
Deffere, mayor of Marseilles, France, has protected one of the
country's biggest heroin smugglers. The article claimed that in
return for finances and manpower for his campaigns, the mayor
has protected the smuggler on numerous occasions . . . Also
yesterday, three ship officers-were charged with smuggling eight
tons of marijuana into the United States from Mexico. The seizure
is reported to be the largest in history, with a street value esti-
mated at some $4 million. The ships in question have been used
in a number of TV programs including Mr. Roberts. Is nothing
sacred?
Happy trails to you
The "Winchester Cowboy" whose rugged good looks always
seem to make him absolutely irresistible to TV women, has
ridden into his last sunset. The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Com-
pany yesterday announced they were voluntarily withdrawing
the promotion campaign. The series had drawn a great deal
of criticism in Congress from those who said the company's little
cigars violated the TV ban on cigarette advertising.
T ango cut
What goes in Paris apparently doesn't go as smoothly in
London. British film sensors yesterday ordered a 10 second cut in
the controversial movie "Last Tango in Paris." The footage
clipped was described only by spokesmen as "the butter se-
quence." We leave it to the reader's lurid imagination to guess
just what was so objectionable about an ordinary stick of butter.
Monster protected
The Arkansas Senate yesterday passed a bill making it il-
legal to assault a monster reportedly seen off and on during
the past 100 years in the northeastern part of the state. The
creature which allegedly is 40 feet long and has a spiny ridged
back bone can no longer legally be "molested, killed, trampled
or harmed."
On the inside ---
The Arts Page has a feature on Nicaraguan artist Ale-
jandro Arostegui by Jeff Sorensen . . . on the Editorial
Page, co-editor Chris Parks takes a look at the HRP
primary race in the Second Ward . . . Sports Page readers
can get a preview of today's basketball game by editors
Dan Borus and Bob McGinn.
The weather picture
Today's weather picture spells "bad luck and trouble"'
tall outdoor's freaks. Temperatures will drop to a dis-
heartening 10 degrees, with a high of 15. Tomorrow will
be slightly warmer and with snow flurries likely.

Nixon

must

integrate

schools

Lt. Calley
conviction
11s upheld
By AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - An Army court
yesterday upheld the conviction
and 20-year sentence of 1st Lt.
William Calley for his part in the
My Lai massacre.
"He committed an atrocity" and
the approved sentence is not too
severe a consequence of his choos-
ing to commit mass murder," the
court said.
In its 104-page opinion, the court{
also denied Calley's petition for a
new trial and upheld the original
court-martial ruling that he be dis-
missed from the Army and forfeit
all pay and allowances.
Calley, now 29, originally was
sentenced to life imprisonment af-
ter a courtumartial at Ft. Ben-
ning, Ga., found him guilty of the
premeditated murder of "not less
than 22 Vietnamese" and of assault
with intent to murder a Vietna-
mese child.
Capt. Houston Gordon, Calley's
military lawyer expressed disap-
pointment with the review court's
decision but said, "We were not
surprised."
Gordon said he would appeal the
decision to the higher Court of
Military Appeals, comprised of
three civilian judges and often
called the supreme court of the
armed forces.
Calley's attorneys had argued
that there were 32 errors in the
conduct of the trial, mostly intri-1
cate legal points questioning theJ
manner in which the charges were
framed, the admissibility of some
evidence and the authority of the
court martial to try Calley.
The courtaturned down a num-
ber of the technical claims, in-
cluding one that Calley was not
subject to military jurisdiction at
the time of trial,aand that the court
martial was improperly constitut-
ed, unlawfully controlled by mili-
tary superiors, and was influenced
by pretrial publicity.
At Ft. Benning, an Army spokes-
person said Calley would not be
permitted to make any public
statement. "He is still a prisoner,
and he is still confined to his quar-
ters," the spokesperson said.
But Calley's civilian and military
attorneys said they would seek a
review of the decision by the Court'
of Military Appeals, the military
equivalent of the Supreme Court.
The military-appeals panel is com-
posed of three civilian judges.

*HEW found slack in enforcing
the Civil Rights Act of 1964

-By AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The Nixon administration
was ordered yesterday to begin desegregation en-
forcement within 60 days against hundreds of
schools and colleges in 17 Southern and border
states.
U. S. District Court Judge John Pratt ruled
that time "has long since passed" for the gov-
ernment to enforce the 1964 Civil Rights Act and
subsequent Supreme Court decisions.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act, which Pratt cited,
prohibits discrimination in any program or fa-
cility that receives federal money.
Pratt's action implements his ruling last No-
vember declaring the Department of Health, Ed-
ucation and Welfare (HEW) "has not properly
Heicptrhit; P(
releases threaten(
By The Associated Press and Reuters
A U.S. Army helicopter was shot down 50 miles not
yesterday as communist and government forces traded
of ceasefire violations and the prisoner of war releasest
grind to a halt.
The Chinook helicopter was hit by machine gun fire
over a contested area and five American crewmen w
when it ,crashed.
A U.S. spokesperson said the helicopter was on a m
Joint Military Commission composed of the U.S., Nor
Vietnam and the Viet Cong when it was fired upon.
The Defense Department however announced that N
will release 20 U.S. war prisoners tomorrow in a good

f'lfilled its obligation" to end school segrega-
tion.
The timetable of deadlines could lead to a
new wave of enforcement hearings and cutoffs
of federal funds to segregated districts.
The administration is expected to appeal, the
order.
The Justice Department and HEW, however,
said no decision had been made on whether to
appeal Pratt's ruling. But any appeal probably
would delay implementation of his order at least
until the beginning this fall of the 1973-74 school
year.
HEW had argued that it lacks the staff to
mount a widespread enforcement effort.
Last year, the department
pledged that it would not cut off
aid to any district in which deseg-
regation would require busing
pending congressional action on the
administration's anti-busing legis-
lation.
Pratt ruled, however, that the
government must "commence en-
rth of Saigon forcement proceedings" where it
i accusations has determined that violations ex-
threatened to ist.
The order applies to all public
while flying colleges and universities in Lou-
ere wounded isiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma,
North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas,
ission for the Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maryland
th and South and Virginia.
It also covers 127 elementary
orth Vietnam and high school districts in all
will gesture those states except Pennsylvania,
isit of Henry and in six others - Kentucky,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
West Virginia and Missouri.
ir Force men The NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Their release Inc., which brought the original
e number of suit against HEW, estimated the
and civilian order would affect. 3 million stud-
Monday under ents, from grade school to college
etnam peace level.
Paris Jan. 27. HEW also was ordered to "im-
pokesman for plement without unreasonable de-
nent, said an lay" a desegregation enforcement
will arrive in program for vocational schools and
igon time to schools for the deaf, blind and
t is expected mentally retarded in the 17 states.
or 30 minutes, Although HEW does not have a
to Clark Air complete list, Pratt noted, at least
pines, head- 235 such schools have been iden-
patriation of] tified.
In Louisiana, he said, seven
nother group state administered v o c a t i o n a 1
be released schools are "overwhelmingly black
Vietnam be- I and 25 schools are overwhelming-
he third and ly white.
s of roughly In addition, Pratt stated, HEW
xpected to be must monitor "to the extent that
arch and by their resources permit" desegre-
dlIne for re- gation progress at some 640 school
. POWs and districts already under court or-
roops. der in the 17 states.

Hartford City justice
Gary Wardrip of Hartford City, Indiana, carries out a three hour
manual flag holding sentence. His crime was using the American
flag as a mini-bus curtain.

EDUCATIONAL UTOPIA?:

OHS

has

By DAVID STOLL
Designed to be an educational utopia, the city's
Community High School opened its doors for
the first time last September and has had trou-
bles ever since.
Students and teachers were recruited from
other schools on a volunteer basis, and the stu-
dents were given a significant role in selecting
those teachers who were actually hired.
Th'e program was to be flexible enough to al-
low a great deal of tailoring to individual stu-
dent's needs. Students were to be in close con-
tact with teachers and allowed to pursue their
own interests at their own pace. Teachers were
to be given' freedom to experiment.
Most notable of the school's innovations were
the "community resource" courses, work-study
opportunities designed to get students out of the

trou bles.
classroom and into the community.
Since it opened, however, Community has
suffered repeated budget cuts, more than its
share of bad publicity, and internal problems
fully proportionate to the boldness of its pro-
grams.
"The idea is great," says one student recent-
ly, "but the plans were totally idealistic." In
one way or another, most of the people around
the school will agree with her.
The smallest of Ann Arbor's three high schools,
Community has an enrollment of only 550. stu-
dents. Teachers tend to go by their first names.
A recreation room downstairs contains a juke-
box, a pop machine, and ping pong and pool
tables. All day long students are to be found con-
gregating in halls, offices and lounges
See EXPERIMENTAL, Page 8

<following the Hanoi v
Kissinger.
Of the.20, 16 are A
and four Navy men.
will raise to 163 the
American military
POWs freed since N
provisions of the Vi
agreement signed in
Jerry Friedheim, s
the Defense Departn
Air Force transport
Hanoi at 1 p.m. Sa
receive the POWs. I
to be on the ground f
then will fly directly
Base in the, Philip
quarters for the re
American prisoners.
It is anticipated a
of 140-150 POWs will
in North and South
tween Feb. 26-28. T
fourth regular group
equal numbers, are e
released by mid-Ma
March 28, the dea(
patriation of all U.S
withdrawal of U.S. t

Bubble freaks blow

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tineir way to victory
By CHARLES STEIN
The temperatures outside hovered around zero, but the inside
of the Fishbowl was all hot air yesterday as several hundred
people gathered at noon for the first annual Daily bubble gum
contest.
The spectators and TV cameras that observed the event were
entertained by several dozen contestants who masticated their
hearts out in an effort to produce the wierdest and biggest
bubbles imaginable.
A three-man panel of judges including Washtenaw County
Sheriff Fred Postill, District Court Judge Sandorf Elden and
this reporter were there with rulers in hand to get the tape

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measures on the winning creations.
The first event of the day, a wierdness contest, drew a field
of some 10 entries. The winning prize, 500 pieces of bubble gum,
was awarded to the person who could create "the most astheti-
cally pleasing bubble."

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