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Vol. LXXXII1, No. 132

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, March 18, 1973

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Ten Pages










Albatross of the week
This week's hard luck award goes to Donald Lobsinger, Michi-
gan's self-styled neo-nazi and leader of Breakthrough. Lobsinger
who was arrested on charges of assaulting an anti-war priest in
Detroit, drew marxist Recorders Court Judge Justin Ravitz, for
his trial. Objecting to Ravitz as a "Jewish communist", he de-
manded Ravitz' removal from the case. For the removal case,
Lobsinger drew Jewish Recorders Court Judge Susan Bormann,
who denied the petition. Lobsinger, subsequently went to Federal
District Court to have his case removed to another court. The pe-
tition by the avowed white supremicist was heard by Federal
Judge Damon Kieth, a black. He, too, denied Lobsinger's peti-
tion. Lobsinger will now appear before Ravitz.
* ** *
Winter dream
With snow all around us, we can only wish:
-New York City normally gets 26 to 30 inches of snow each
winter. With winter officially ending Tuesday, the city has had
only 2.06 inches of snow so far. The previous record low snowfall
for the city was 3.08 inches in 1918-1919. Unless there is unexpect-
ed snow before Tuesday, city officials say the city will have saved
about $4 million this year on snow removal.
They should sent their savings as reparations to Ann Arbor.
Mama's boy
Yesterday's mammoth snowstorm was a record-setter in many
ways. For Daily City Editor Charles Stein, the snow provided him
with the first opportunity in three winters to put on his rubber
galoshes. "My mother would be proud, if she could see me now,"
remarked Stein.
Happenings.. ..
are multitudinous and varied beginning with a perform-
ance by the Residential College'Woodwind Quintet at the art
museum at 2 p.m..It will be an informal concert of chamber mu-
sic, both classical and modern . . . an organization meeting for
those interested in local abortion and health care facilities will be
held at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew Church basement on 308 N. Divi-
sion . . . A benefit for the children's community center will be at
Mackinac Jack's from 2-6 p.m. Bring the kiddies to 217 Ashley
for a fun afternoon . . . two noted sociologists, Charles Glock and
Marie Augusta Neal, will dialogue on "Sociology and Religion"
at 8 p.m. in MLB Aud. 4 ... And winding up today's activities is
the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers and Chamber Orchestra perform-
ing "Israel in Egypt" at the University Reformed Church at 8 p.m.
.. . things are less bountiful tomorrow with Dr. Leon Berman's
presentation of his psychoanalysis of Sir William Gilbert (of Gil-
bert and Sullivan fame) in Rackham Aud. at 8 p.m.
St. Pat's parade
NEW YORK-About 100,000 Irish-Americans and their friends
marched along Fifth Avenue yesterday in the annual New York
St. Patrick's Day Parade. Rain stopped just before the noon
starting time, as the "luck of the Irish" came through with mild
temperatures and partly-sunny skies prevailing. It took five
hours for the nearly 250 bands and other marching units to wind
their way down the Avenue past a reviewing stand in front of St.
Pattick's Cathedral. Parade organizers permitted marchers to
carry signs bearing only one slogan: "England-Get Out of Ire-
land." All other slogans were banned.
Happy ending
The terrible tale of the $2875 in SGC funds given to ex-
Treasurer Dave Schaper last fall has careened to a happy end-
ing. Unlike SGC's accounts, which have no record of where the
money went, the Council for Black Concerns (CBC) books show
that the cash went to CBC on a one-year loan and now sits
safely within their account. Whew.
On the inside . .
Sports gives the complete info on the NCAA and
NIT doings . . . the Sunday Daily has an account of big-
time wrestling . . . Arts Page has Diane Levick's bawdy
review of bawdy singers at the Ark.
The weather picture
The snowfall will diminish during the day and you can
begin to dig yourself out. Temperatures will range from a
high of 32 to a low in the mid-twenties. Happy shovelling.

Plot to k*ill'
Lon Nol
a failure
PHNOM PENH, (Reuter)-
A plane piloted by the son-
in-law of deposed head-of-
s t a t e Norodom Sihanouk
bombed the presidential pal-
ace yesterday in an apparent
effort to assassinate Presi-
dent Lon Nol. Twenty people
were killed.
A Cambodian air force T-28 pro-
peller bomber, flown by Captain
So Potra, estranged husband of
one of Prince Sihanouk's daugh-
ters, swooped low over the presi-
dential palace compound while the
Cabinet was meeting and dropped
two 250-lb. bombs, according to
Government Information Minister
Keam Reath.
Reath told a press conference
they failed to intercept the plane,
which was believed to have land-
ed in a Communist-occupied dis-
trict on the South Vietnamese bor-
der, according to intelligence re-
He declined to say whether the
captain had accomplices.
The bombs missed the main
buildings but hitsan army bar-
racks area, killing at least 20
people, and wounding 35. Some of
the killed and injured were said to
be wives and children of the sol-
diers sta -ned in the barracks.
Lon Nol, who was preparing for
modest celebrations today com-
memorating the third anniversary
of the coup which - overthrew
Prince Sihanouk, was said to be
Lon Nol went on the radio short-
ly afterwards and said, "They
tried to destroy our republic. But
God has protected our person."
The T-28 bomber was believed
to have taken off from Pochenton
Air Base outside Phnom Penh.
Captain So Potra had recently
been assigned to ground duties
At the air base ,air force per-
sonnel immediately began to man
checkpoints and bunkers, turning
back both civilians and army
troops arriving from the capital.
But there was no sign of any
widespread revolt against Presi-
dent Lon Nol, although a variety
of officials, both Cambodian and
foreign, believe there has been a
rapid erosion of popular support
for his government.
The bombing incident came only
hours after at least two people
were killed and several wounded
when grenades were thrown into
a rally of 10,000 protesting teach-
ers and students at Phnom Penh
There has been considerable un-
rest among this group recently
over what they regard as a steady
deterioration in the standard 'of
living, principally caused by ram-
pant inflation in the capital un-
accompanied by pay rises.
The month-old strike at the uni-
versity has spread to all the na-
tion's schoolsanddhas become the
focus of popular discontent over
spiraling wartime inflation.

Roads, power-lines
paralyzed bystorm
with wire service reports
With only three days left, Old Man Winter yesterday
proved he has plenty of fury left by buffeting the eastern
third of the nation with an intense winter storm, accom-
panied by gale force winds.
While inland Michigan was blanketed with heavy snow
and gale-like winds, the state's eastern shoreline was par-
alyzed by heavy flooding.
The heavy snow and icing throughout Michigan downed

scattered telephone and elec-
tric power lines.

I*A-W ~ Ii E1 S

Students trudge through the depths of the monster snowstorm that descended upon the unsuspecting city
yesterday. The bicycle shown at right was of little use on a day when even the mightiest of trucks was

There were 31 cases of telephone i LU 111 IIt '
cable trouble and 50 to 75 customer
complaints in the Ann Arbor area,
according to a Michigan Bell
Detroit Edison described the
power situation as "real bad,"
with more than 40,000 interrup-
tions in electrical service reporteda tl
in the state.
Edison's spokesperson said all By DAN BLUGERMAN
available crews were on the road, Natural disasters often have a
but the snow was making some way of bringing out the hero in all
areas impossible to reach. He add- of us.
ed that they were working with yesterday's storm was no ex-
the county road commissions, but ception as city police, county sher-
that even their snowplows werei ptis andtyopocal men,
getting stuck. if eputies andto-lclmn
gettng suck.joined forces in a rescue operation
State police yesterday reported to help a stranded pregnant wo-
a ten mile long traffic jam on I-94 man reach St. Joseph's hospital.
near Chicago and tie-ups near When the first call for help came
every exit and entry ramp. State in, two local men and a volunteer
police yesterday also reported 11 police officer set out with a four-
accidents between midnight and wheel drive vehicle and a snowmo-
5p.m. bile. Despite their best efforts, the
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's three were only able to forge with-
office reported 150 cars stalled on in three miles of the woman's home
US-23 between Ann Arbor and in rural Livingston County.
Brighton, by 5 p.m. yesterday. Patrolman Robert Taylor then
Authorities urged everyone to stay set out on the snowmobile alone
~home, off the roads.: and was able to reach the woman
Hardest hit by the flooding yes- y mid-afternoon. He radioed
terday was a 30 mile area along headquarters and informed the de-
Saginaw Bay where some 350 per- partment that, in her present con-
sons were evacuated from their dition, she could not be moved
homes. on the tiny vehicle.
Five homes collapsed in theoAthtintvega Dxen
Kilarney Beach area. According At this point, Sergant Dexter and
to a Civil Defense spokesperson, Deputy Sheriff Speiss of the Wash-
no injuries were reported but "it's aCountanoperation fosD*rnth
an emergency situation in that woman out in a special four-wheel-
there will be a 'heck of alot' of drive van.
property damage."vn
Pun ging temperatures also The van had no trouble reaching
the house but it took the rescue
brought snow flurries to many party a full half-hour to dig and
parts of the South, adding to thepatafulhf-orodian
misery ofhhundreds left homeless push their way up the driveway.
by tornadoes and torrential rains With the woman, safely in the
that sent rivers and streams over van, the group worked their way
their banks. out to North Territorial Road where
The rains-measuring 11 inches an ambulance was waiting.
in some spots--put the huge Ten- According to the sheriff's depart-
r nessee Valley Authority (TVA) ment, she was then rushed to the
e flood control system under the hospital in time to deliver the child.
- greatest pressure in its 40 year The two local men who assisted
t history. the police yesterday asked to re-
f TVA engineers worked to control 1 main anonymous. The police too
the flow of water through the net- spoke about the entire operation in
e work of dams to keep downstream very modest tones. Like all real
e flooding on the vast Ohio and Mis- heroes, the good deeds had simply
o sissippi River system to a mini- been part of the day's work.
mum. The snow which impeded the
s Locally, according to c r a c k rescue operation blocked roads all
r- weatherman Bill Marino, West over the county. Exits were block-
o Quad's resident meteorolog~t, the ed on a number of major highways
storm was the heaviest since 1930 and desperate attempts to push
s with the possible exception of an- cars out of heavy snowbanks were
other monster storm in 1967. a common sight yesterday.
r- "
g Pea ce mn-eans little to


World of the future
to be exhibited at U'

Everyone has at one time or
another entertained nebulous and
fanciful visions of what the world
will be like 20 or 30 years from
If things go off according to
plan, however, we may all get a
sneak preview of some of those
incredible visions. For on the
weekend of April 13, 14 and 15,
the University will be the scene
of a Future World's Festival.
Originally conceived as an in-
tensive schedule of lectures, ex-
hibits, concerts and panel discus-
sions the festival, at least in the
planning stages, has mushroom-
ed into a stirring time-machine
transformation of the University.
The festival is an off-shoot of
the Future 'Worlds Lecture Ser-

ies, a UAC-sponsored course
which has featured such
reknowed lecturers as B.F. Skin-
ner and Buckminster Fuller and
has generated' a new conscious-
ness of the future among Uni-
versity students a n d faculty
Phase one of the festival plan
calls for inviting experts from
every field to attend the gather-
in g.
"No observers," explained Fes-
tival chairperson Mike Namark,
"just participants," roaming the
festival in costumes they would
enjoy wearing in the future,
throwing their concoctions into
a pot-luck "future feast" in the
Diag,-and even constructing
shelters - future materials pro-
vided of course. ,

T'raia dpt

T our down memory lane
OK, it is 1942 and you're down at the train depot with everybody
else because the Wolverines are chugging into town on the Football
Special. So you're wearing appropriate attire-no jeans.
And the marching band is bounding up from State St. and the
cheerleaders are bouncing on the depot roof and the locomotive grinds
to a steamy halt. It is a very hectic scene.
"Those were the days when kids were kids and college was
college," says Viola Aldrich, and you can hear the nostalgia crawl
into her voice. "Way back then, students knew how to have fun-
people wanted the real thing out of life."
Aldrich, a 25-year veteran of the depot where she served as
ticket-seller, seems to remember it all.
Like Alice Lloyd riding her bicycle to the depot in peddle pushers
every day; or former University President James Ingalls sending a
regular bouquet of flowers--a futile attempt to cheer the dark depths
of the station. Or the local physician who met his mistress on the
train every weekend.

"Our problem is living togethe
in the future. We want to shar
our visions and create an en
vironment, capsulate time righl
here," said Ron Nutter, head o
Corntree Day Care Center.
"We'll say to the experts," h
continued, "don't just tell m
about it. Show me how to d
As designers of the Festival'
own future, Future Worlds' ar
ganizers have. already run int
a problem which is puzzling th
most experienced city planner
-the scarcity of space, in thi
case, subject to University pei
As plans now stand ,the Dia
and part of E. University will b
available for festival activities.
But committee members ar
looking further for more bizarr
space which could be put t
creative use.
"Som peoplehave suggeste
the University tunnel system, but
I doubt we could ever get it,
Namark mused.
More feasibly, a University
parking structure with its open
free-form contours appeals t
many -committee members asa
futuristic setting.
Also part of the organizers
"dream" is a geodesic dome 3
feet in diameter to serve asa
festival center with video-tap
viewing boxes, showing activitie
all over campus.
A nationwide rideboard is be
ing considered, if Ann Arbor en
thusiasm diffuses to other uni
At present, the Festival com-
mittee is far too small to follow
up all these directions, man
still only half-thought-out, ye
twice as alluring for- Futur
!Wor'ld mas'ter-minds.


BIEN HOA, South Vietnam ,
(Reuter)-In South Vietnam's only
mental home 50 deranged women
live in a 40-foot-long room where
the low moaning of some patients
never stops. They sleep on matsI
on communal concrete platforms
with barely the room to turn over.
They share one stinking toilet and
two water taps.
During the day the women are
allowed out in their dusty, bare-
earth compound. Overnight they
are locked in.
If an attendant opens the door
the more frenzied women crowd
around her, others stare sullenly
from where they lie complaining of
These women are only a few of
the thousands of psychologically
disturbed cases resulting from
Vietnam's long years of war.
Some 2.000 cases of sI~ chizo-

able to give patients the space to
live in privacy.
According to Hiep, two per cent
of South Vietnam's population are
suffering mental instability due
to the war.
"Some have had husbands or
children killed, some have become
separated from their families.
Others have been dodging the draft
or cracked under the strain of
poverty," he says.
Yet the country has only one
mental home,and only four psy-
chiatrists. Mentally sick soldiers
are catered for with 100 beds at
Saigon's largest military hospital.
Hiep is the only one of eight
doctors at Bien Hoa who had had
I psychiatric training. That was a
one-year course in London.
Vietnamese tolerate the mentally
sick but traditionally believe they
are possessed by devils. Some Bud-
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