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Vol. LXXXI I, No. 1 16 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 18, 1973 Ten Cents

Twelve Pages



The Regents approved Friday a $4.5 million plan to renovate
the Grad library and create "an essentially new building, ac-
cording to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Wilbur
Pierpont. The planned changes Will. include additional study
space on the third and fourth floors, new elevators with access
to all stack levels, alterations in the main entrance to facilitate
use of wheelchairs, and - sigh - air conditioning.
Late start
In what can only be called a last ditch effort, Bob Alexander,
HRP state coordinator, announced yesterday that he will toss
his hat into the ring for the HRP nomination in the 3rd ward.
Because his announcement came only 48 hours before the voting
begins on Monday, his name will not be on the ballot, and his
name must be written-in. In order to be on the ballot for the
general election, Alexander must receive at least 50 votes.
There must be -50 HRP stalwarts out there in the 3rd ward to
give Alexander a break.
A correction
In yesterday's story on the Demotratic primary, the Daily
reported that mayoral candidate Franz Mogdis has been on
the city planning commission for nine years. This is incorrect.
He has been on the commission for nine months. The Daily re-
grets the error.
Jackson blues
Jackson prison, the world's largest walled penal institution,
is described in a state publication as a "40-year-old mistake that
dehumanizes almost 5,000 men annually." The report also quotes
Charles Egeler, warden at Jackson as saying, "There's an
element that could explode at any moment into a full-blown riot.
The biggest problem with running a prison this large is that
you really don't have control." The report is in Frontline, the
publication of Gov. Milliken's office of criminal justice.
Happenings ...
... are livelier than usual for a Sunday today, with an ac-
cent on politics. UAC is reshowing Cable TV-3's mayoralty candi-
dates debate in MLB Aud. 3 at 2 p.m. . . . the Rainbow Peope's
Party is holding an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. over at 1520
Hill . . . HRP mayoralty candidate Richard Steinhart is spon-
soring a free concert in South Quad dining hall from 8 to 11
p.m., featuring a band called City Cousin. And in other musical
events, folksinger-songwriter Paul Siebel will play at the Ark
at 8:30. If all else fails to provoke laughter, catch the Marx
Brothers in "A Day at the Races" in Angell Aud. A at 7 and
9. Monday happenings: In sports, the Wolverine gymnasts take
on MSU in Crisler at 8 p.m.;' it's French language night at
Rive Gauche.
Dope notes
Hamburg police yesterday seized another half-ton of pure
hashish after smashing a narcotics ring and seizing a similar
amount of the drug 24 hours earlier. According to a police spokes-
person the hashish discovered in the last two days was probably
the -largest amount ever seized by West German police . . . In
Los Angeles, two New York men were convicted by a federal
jury Friday of conspiracy to possess and sell $2.5 million worth
of cocaine in connection with a 22-pound shipment of the drug
smuggled into Los Angeles from Chile last December.
The new J. Edgar?
WASHINGTON-President Nixon announced yesterday he
intends to nominate L. Patrick Gray III to fill the post of FBI
director left vacant by the death nine months ago of J. Edgar
Hoover. The nomination of Gray, a long-time Nixon political
associate, could kick up controversy in the Senate, but White
House press secretary Ron Ziegler said the President was con-
fident Gray would be confirmed. Some senators have indicated
they will question Gray closely on his political ties to Nixon and
the FBI's investigation of the Watergate bugging case.
On the inside..
... Arts Page kicks off a new feature called "In-Sight,
which offers inside info on upcoming cultural events during
the week . . . the Sunday Daily takes a look at the current
controversy over freedom of the press . . . and Frank
Longo, the "travelin' man" of Sports Page, lends his fluid
on-the-road style to 'coverage of the Michigan-Minnesota
hockey contest and.the BIG Minnesota-Indiana basketball
game. -
The weather picture
Things are looking up, but not too far up. It won't be
quite as bitter - high.today in the upper 20's, low tonight
19-and chances are pretty good that it won't snow or any-
thing catastrophic like that. It'll be mighty windy - 15
m.p.h. or more - but relief is just around the corner as
the blessed forces of the Warm Front move into town on
Monday, bringing balmy breezes and temperatures in the
high 30's and low 40's. Right On.

The Republicans predict this is the year they will recapture
the mayorship, regain control of City Council, and return "account- e
ability" to local governhent.
Since the GOP has only two contested primary elections,
party members are already dreaming about their glorious vic- p
tories in April's city election.
The Republican candidates have consistently hit the "Demo- j1
crat-Human Rights Party coalition" for failing to provide city o
residents with adequate police, fire, and sanitation services while T
catering to special interest groups.
"The Dem-HRP coalition is more concerned with ideology s
than the substance of sound government," charges James Step-
henson, a Republican mayoral candidate and local GOP chief- R
A political conservative, Stephenson served on council from
1968 through spring 1972. Many observers' had tabbed him the p
GOP candidate and easy winner in the 1971 mayoral election. &
Stephenson, however, decided not to run. The Republican's second i
choice, ultra-conservative Jack Garris, was upset by the current i

predict ApI
Mayor Democrat Robert Harris.
Stephenson is opposed by Louis Ernst in tomorrow's primary
election. Party members give Ernst no chance of winning.
Moreover, the Republicans speak confidently of a Stephenson
victory in April. "Capturing the moderate Democrats and inde-
pendent voters is the key to my victory," Stephenson claims.
Stephenson predicts the Republican Party should gain a ma-
ority on council in the April election. Commenting on the length
of his coattails he declares "if I win, we will probably take the
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Wards."
Currently the Republicans hold five seats on council, one
short of a majority. They have a "certain" victory in the Third
Ward, and if predictions of victory for Stephenson and incumbents
Richard Hadler and John McCormick are correct, the GOP will
emerge with a total of seven council seats.
The Third Ward features the other contested Republican
primary, where Roger Bertoia faces Robert Henry. Both candi-
dates blast the city's rising crime rate, "ill-managed" public hous-
ng, and budget problems. Bertoia and Henry also have virtually
dentical stands on Third Ward issues. "I am somewhat more

concerned with city-wide problems than Bertoia," Henry says.
Bertoia admits he feels city concerns should take a back
seat to Third Ward issues but adds "I question whether Henry will
listen to all political factions."
No other Republicans will endorse either candidate or predict
which one will win the primary. Several Republicans have in-
dicated, however, Henry "is the party's choice." Who ever cap-
tures the primary probably will be elected to council, since the
ward is completely dominated by Republican voters.
Incumbent council members Hadler and McCormick are
seeking reelection in the Fourth and Fifth Wards, respectively.
Neither is running in a contested primary.
Political observers claim both wards will be toss-ups between
the Democrats and Republicans in the April election.
The Republicans conceed Hadler will have a tough fight for
reelection. He assesses his own chances as being "no "-ztter than
one in three" though other party members are less pessimistic.
McCormick is given a slight edge in his reelection bid be-
cause he is an incumbent and a "good campaigner." He calls for
"city hall to return to reason, respect, responsibility."



Vie ts,


join in call


end fighting
SAIGON (Reuter)-South Vietnam and the communist
Provisional Revolutionary Government called on their still-
warring forces yesterday to stop fighting.
The appeal came almost three weeks after the Vietnam
ceasefire officially began-and while sporadic battles were
still being fought in scattered parts of South Vietnam.
Saigon government and communist radio stations broad-
casted the appeal at regular intervals today.
The peace call by the two governments followed a similar


appeal issued earlier by the Jo
and Con'
meet againi
PEKING (Reuters)-U. S. spe-
cial envoy Henry Kissinger had
further high level talks with
Chinese leaders yesterday amid
expectations that his visit wouldj
produce concrete developments in
Sino-American relations.
Diplomats here said that in
their view the cordiality of
the talks so far indicated that, in
time, both a release of two Ameri-
can prisonersheld by thewChinese
and some form of diplomatic pres-
ence short of an embassy could be
Yesterday was the third day ofI
Kissinger's five-day visit to PekingI
-his fifth mission to China.
President Nixon's national secur-
ity adviser was featured yesterday
on the front-page of the Chinese
Communist journal People's Daily
with Premier Chou En-Lai and
China's leading military figure,
Yeh Chien-Ying, who is vice-
chairman of the military commis-
sion of the Party's central com-
The picture was published along-
side a report of a banquet held at
the Great Hall of the People Fri-
day night at which Chou En-Lai
and Kissinger pledged to try to
bring about a normalization of re-
lations between the two countries
in the spirit of the Shanghai com-
munique signed at. the end of Nix-
on's visit to China a year ago.
The Chinese people, who have
seen Americans presented in a
more human and favorable light
See KISSINGER, Page 12 j

int Military Commission (JMC)
of the United States, North
and South Vietnam, and the
Provisional Revolutionary
Government (PRG), the body
mandated to see that the Jan.
28 ceasefire is put into effect.
A Saigon High Command spokes-
man said South Vietnam's force
had stopped all bombing raids
against suspected communist posi-
tions and the government would
continue releasing prisoners of war
as a sign of goodwill.
The Saigon government had ear-
lier announced that no more com-
munist POWs would be released
today unless the other side lived
up to its promise to set free 1,020
South Vietnamese soldiers in the
first week of the prisoner ex-
But in a sudden change of heart,
it released another 700 North Viet-
namese and Viet Cong prisoners
early today, bringing the total
number of POWs it had freed since
Monday to 4,514.
An additional 182 other prisoners
were scheduled to be set free by
nightfall. The Viet Cong has so
far released only 711 prisoners.
In continuing defiance of the
ceasefire, sporadic fighting was re-
ported to have flared up in various1
parts of the country with the com-1
munists accused of committing an-
other 165 fresh violations of the
ceasefire in a 24-hour period to
dawn today.
A military spokesperson said one
of the biggest ground actions oc-1
curred in coastal Binh Dinh prov-'
ince overnight when a communist
force attacked government posi-
tions ten miles northeast of the
big Phu Cat air base. 26 com-
See ALL, Page 7

Daily Photo by RANDY EDMONDS
MEL PERSKY, proprietor of Firearms, Inc., holds up an AR 180 automatic rifle. According to Persky, the AR 180 is the gun most often
asked for by college-age youth.

In an obscure building on Fourth St.,
the windows of an enterprise called "Fire-
arms, Inc." are bare - except for the
glint of silver steel bars.
A tiny sign bearing the store's name is
the only indication that the building isn't
But once inside, the room becomes a
phantasmagoria of weaponry - hundreds
of handguns of every possible caliber and
'design, shotguns, even semi - automatic
AR-180 rifles. On one wall is a target of
a human form with designations of the
most vulnerable areas.
"Firearms, Inc." co-owner Jim Collins
is in the business of selling guns.
And while he feels there is a need for

some form of federal regulation over
handgun sales; he strongly opposes con-
gressional efforts to pass tougher gun
control legislation.
"It's been proven that stricter gun laws
aren't the answer," Collins claims.
"I don't think they should punish the
gun," he says. "They should punish the
illegal use of the gun."
"Firearms, Inc." has been in business
in Ann Arbor for about three years, and
co-owners Collins and Mel Persky say
they sell an average of 60 guns a month.
Most of their trade is in handguns, in-
cluding their least expensive and most
popular weapon, "The Guardian," which
goes for $54.
Contrary to the popular campus image

of the typical gun owner as resembling
"Joe" of movie fame, Collins says the
patronage ranges from "little old ladies
living alone" to long-haired students.
"The reason they want a gun is fear,"
said Collins. "People are afraid of getting
ripped off and want some kind of home
protection. Now when somebody breaks
into your home, they don't 'just stop at
robbing you."
Michigan's gun law is among the strict-
est in the nation, requiring the gun pur-
chaser's fingerprints be placed on file
with both state and local police:
Federal regulations require that anyone
buying a firearm must first certify that he
See GUN, Page 7

Slashing of two financial aid
programs to hurt 'U' students

W. uadforcaseru
Stops weather ureau
Weather forecasting a thing most people think of only during
4 ,4 the six o'clock news, is a lifestyle for Bill Marino - the man
kl~f4: 4k } ~s §who gives West Quad the distinction of being the only dorm
'* ~' ~ '~'" with its own personal weatherman.
...:::.::::::. >.; .: :" ..:::. ....'.:.5 .::;:4 According to Marino, a second-year meteorology student, "As
soon as I could read and write, I was doing my own weather
:: : :forecast - about seven or eight years old."
'"During high school I'd predict the weather for my friends,
;,""'and usually correctly. Their realization of my accuracy and
~' '."'~'rtheir encouragement made me go public with maps and a
weather board.
r°"' '::"'r " Here at college, I first used the Michigan House black-
."..' k:board and gave just the weather report. This year, Bob Graves
suggested I use the former Winchell House display case and
put up a weather map. Mr. (Leon) West, the housing director,
approved, so that's how I got this set up going.
" . "' ' " " 'F'£IlMarino uses the equipment on the roof of the East Engineer-
,.' 4ing Bldg. and he is the only student allowed on West Quad's
¢ ;:..,roof, where he has a rain and snow gauge.

Two major aid programs for students have
been slashed from the new federal budget with
a potentially "devastating" effect on the Univer-
The new budget replaces National Direct Stu-
dent Loans (NDSL) and Supplemental Educa-
tion Opportunity Grants (SEOG) with a new
program called Basic Opportunity Grants - out-
right grants of $1400 per student with a propor-
tionate amount subtracted from the grant de-
pending on the individual's ability to pay.
But although the outright grant system is seem-

aimed at low-income students, they will benefit
community colleges and vocational schools rath-
er than the university's middle class student
But a substantial portion of University students
now receiving financial aid have depended on
the now-defunct NDSL; those students should
begin looking for a bank or other financial insti-
tution to serve as lender.
Butts advises students to contact hometown
banks because local institutions "simply don't
have the resources to deal with 30,000 student

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