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IF YOU SEE NEWvS EHAPMCAL TDAW(.
The enthusiasm and excitement for today's bash is reaching
fever pitch. In addition to the endorsement of the festivities by
the "magic dusters" of the University lacrosse team, a con-
test is raging to be out on the Diag first for the activities.
Guy Watson and Mike Mancini of West Quad, insured their
victory by sleeping on the Diag last night despite the threat
of rain. "We believe getting wet is a small price for getting
high," said a red-eyed Watson. And, in the most solemn tribute
to the festival, Rabbi Joel Poupko of Hillel, reportedly gave his
blessings to the bash at yesterday's religious services.
Things are definitely becoming heated in the final stretch
into tomorrow's election. Norris Thomas, Democratic incumbant
and candidate in the First Ward is anxious to respond to charges
by Councilman Gerald DeGrieck (HRP-First Ward). Thomas
says that he voted against several HRP proposals because
"they were hastily drawn, patently illegal, or both". Further
he states that his position on city abortion clinic "has been
anything but muddled," saying he would prefer the funds coming
from sources other than the indigent referral fee funds.
Pot law status
State Attorney General Frank Kelley refused to issue a legal
opinion on the legality of the city's pot law because it is still
being heard in the courts. Kelley's decision came in response
to a letter by former city State Rep. Ray Smith. Kelley did say
that the State Police had the right not to process suspected
marijuana evidence at the State Crime lab If it was to be for
prosecution under the city ordinance.
. . . are highlighted, of course, by the Hash Bash. Other
more normal events include a meeting of the Community
Women's Clinic in St. Andrew's Church basement (306 S. Divi-
sion) at 2:30 p.m. . . . Hillel's deli dinner at 6 p.m. featuring
corned beef, pastrami, and franks . . . a debate between First
Ward candidates Norris Thomas and Andrei Joseph at South
Quad, dining room'two at 9 p.m. . . . and a Ransom Boogie
to free Pun Plamondon at the Union ,Ballroom at 8 p.m. Con-
tribution is $1 . . . Monday's activities include a press confer-
ence for State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) to discuss
the super sewer planned for the area . . . and an exhibition
of student design work by the College of Architecture and Design
will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the building lobby.
Money from heaven
RIO DE JANEIRO - The robbery of a vegetable stand
here Friday caused a masive traffic jam. It seems that one
of the thieves, in making his getaway dropped a bag of money
on one of the city's main streets. Scores of motorists stopped
their cars and scrambled after the money, paralyzing traffic
NEW YORK - A judge here Friday dismissed a case against
a bar owner charged with "depicting portions of the human
body that predominantly appealed to the prurient interest." The
trouble arose when a sergeant from the morals squad saw four
topless mannequins in the window of a West Side bar. Said Judge
Howard Goldfuss, "It is the opinion of this court that the legis-
lature, in it's wisdom did not intend the law to require that a
brassiere be affixed to the nude statue of Aphrodite."
SAN FELIPE LOS ALSATI, MEXICO - Residents of this
Mexican town stole their own archeological treasure to prove
that the government guard was incompetent. Last week 'a 3
ton statute of an animal disappeared from the ruins of the
Tarascan Indian archeological zone. The statue turned up later
in a church.
On the inside .. .
is already on the inside. But further' back in the
paper you will find the Sports Pages report on the State
High School Basketball Championship . . . and an article
proving the Beatles are dead by Mike Harper and Kenny
Altshuler on the Arts Page..
A nice day for a hash fest. Storm system "Charley"
will be moving to the northern part of the state today
bringing warm temperatures with the overcast thinning out
during late morning and early afternoon. As Charley heads
into Canada the tail end of the storm will hit us by this
evening brining a chance of showers during the night.
High today 65-70 turning much cooler tonite with lows of
ATHENS (Reuter) - A bloody confrontation
between Athens students and police has hurt hopes
for a return to democracy in military-ruled Greece.
A move easing army control of student affairs
did little to sooth political unrest in the universities.
Instead, it accented outstanding demands for
greater academic freedom, for University auto-
nomy, release of students held as political prison-
ers and for an end to laws threatening agitating
students with permanent expulsion or mobilization
in the army.
The protests may soon become a major head-
ache for the government of Prime Minister George
Papadopoulos, as opposition forces and social
groups with grievances join in with more criticism.
Student street demonstrations earlier this year
produced the first open challenge to the regime of
the former artillery colonel who masterminded the
tank-backed coup of April 1967.
Unrest had already become apparent following
the expulsion of 28 students under a 1969 law auth-
orizing University authorities to expel for life
students convicted of activities against the regime.
Scuffles broke out when students objected to
government supervision of elections to the new
Aware of inadequacies in the universities, Pre-
mier Papadopoulos recently called on University
professors to draw up more compact programs so
students could improve their studies and their
He admitted that statistics showed Greek stu-
dents taking post-graduate courses in other coun-
tries ranked well down the list and he blamed
an antiquated curricula, textbooks and awkward
lecture time-tables for shortcomings.
But student complaints went much further than
this. The programs and policies of the Universities
are obsolete, they say, and they, demand the cur-
ricula be modified to meet the standards of
universities in Western Europe.
The plea for greater academic freedom was
coupled with grievances that the government me-
chanism for scholarships and educational loans
Government opponents were quick to back them.
They called the student council voting "a travesty.
of elections" and an attempt to reduce students to
a "state of apathy and servility."
When students tried to publish their case by
boycotting classes last January, the government
responded with a law under which students who
boycotted classes or instigated others to do so
could be drafted.
See GREEK, Page 7
By REBECCA WARNER
Rainbow People's P a r t y
(RPP) members Pun Plamon-
don and Craig Blazier have
won reduction of bond levels'
in their Benzie County Cir-7
cuit Court trial on charges'
related to an alleged marl-
The $100,000 bond set for both
men had been called "ransom-
ous" by RPP attorney Hugh
"Buck" Davis, who claimed the!
bond level represented "imprison-
ment by notoriety." Bond was re-
duced to $25,000 for Plamondon,
and $5,000 for Blazier Thursdayk
after Davis filed a motion claim-,
ing there was no reason to sus-
pect Plamondon or Blazier would;
commit violent crimes if re-
Plamondon and Blazier face
charges of conspiracy to commit I
extortion, extortion, armed rob-
bery, and conspiracy to commitI
In pretrial hearings key prose-'
cution witnesses Uwe Wagner and
Bruce Peterson contradicted each
other's testimony sharply. Wag-
ner claimed Plamondon and Blaz-
ier threatened him and stole his
belongings in connection with a h:.«
Peterson, the only other eye wit-
ness, testified that the two men?
did not threaten violence, were not
armed, and took Wagner's proper- -.
ty as collateral at his own sug-
gestion. Peterson said the two men .
were collecting a debt owed by Pow-wow in tl
Wagner to a third party. Indians from Michigan, surrounding states and Canada c
Blazier was released on bail yes- Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the University's Native
terday after RPP representatives
posted his bond with Ann Arbor lasted from noon to midnight.
bondsman Harold Moon.
RPP spokesman David Fenton INCREDIBLE SHOCKER.
called the bond reduction "a vic-
tory," but said the party plans
to ask for further reduction of~
Plamondon's bond Wednesday at /3 5.
the arraignmenthearing. I h E
Fenton explained the discrep-
ancy between Plamondon's andj
Blazier's new bonds by saying, SAN DIEGO (Reuter) - In a.1 Those wild drives ev
"Pun has a record and Craig shocking upset yesterday, former 'acted their toll.
doesn't." heavyweight champion Muham-1 According to Ali's m
Blazier has only one conviction mad Ali, 31, appearing slower than gelo Dundee, the for
on his record, for possession of in his illustrious past, lost a split pion had his jaw brc
beer under age, before the state decision to home town product first round.
drinking age was lowered. heavyweight Ken Norton - only A 'cut appeared in
Plamondon has two criminal the second major setback in Ali's in the fifth round and
convictions on his record-he career. again with a - powe
onsurmer boycott to
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON-The ceiling onrmeat prices imposed by
President Nixon will probably be abolished by late summer or
early fall and is not expected to be extended to cover other
food products, Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz said yester-
Butz also said current negative reaction to high meat
prices in the form of boycotts has worked to reduce prices,
at least temporarily. But he said he doubts the negative re-
action by consumers will last.
Still a small, but enthusiastic
band of several hundred angry U
consumers protested rising meat
prices outside the White House
yesterday, demanding a rollback in,
prices to last year's level.sren is
Similar rallies were scheduled
across the country, despite Presi-
dent Nixon's announcement Thurs-
day that he had imposed a ceiling m issin g
on retail and wholesale beef, pork
and lamb prices at tieir present -
level. By JONATHAN MILLER
Nixon said later he did not mean
that the price ceiling should hold,
and his aim was a cutback in
prices, but the President's action
did little to appease irate con-
The rally yesterday was to launch
a week-long total boycott of meat,
beginning today, in an effort to cut
back prices of all meats.
Announcing plans for the boy-
cott, Carolyn Haskell, chairwoman
of the Atlanta, Ga., chapter of FIT
-Fight Inflation Together-said,
"The ceiling is a mixed blessing.
We're delighted that the President
has recognized the force of con-
sumer action. But meat prices are
still too high for the average con-
Asked his opinion of various
Daily Photo by KAREN KASMAUSKI
7_ T7__! -
came together for a pow-wow yesterday in the
American Student Association, the gathering
ventually ex-, Judge Fred Hayes gave it to Ali,
6-5. Hayes' scoring was greeted by
aanager, An- loud boos from the crowd of about
rmer cham- 12,000 in the San Diego Sports
oken in the Arena.
Norton, 28, an ex-marine, had
Ali's mouth a hypnotist in his corner to instill
was opened confidence and remind him to
rful looping keep his left up. His victory ap-
groups' plans for a meat boycott,
Butz said, "The question is, do you
really change your eating habits"
over the long term? "Probably very
little. You, live out of the top half
of your refrigerator and eat canned
goods for a week."
The farmers weren't happy with
the ceiling either. Devon Woodland,
Vice President of the National
Farmers Organization (NFO), said,
"The farmer is at the bottom of
the totem pole as usual and will
wind up with whatever is left after
all other segments of the monop-
olistic food industry grab off big
margins and assure themselves of
a good profit."
NFO members withheld some
livestock from market early last
week because of lower hog and
cattle prices, but agreed Friday to
suspend their action temporarily.
The ceiling ordered by President
Nixon on Thursday involves only
processors, wholesalers and retail-
ers of meat; it does not affect the
farmer and cattleman.
A' pair of Ann Arbor detectives
flew to Milwaukee yesterday to in-
terview the prime suspect in the
abduction of missing University
co-ed Melanie Fahr.
The team consisted of University
unit detective Thomas Atkinson and
crack detective bureau interogator
The aim of their expedition is to
e x t r a c t information on Fahr's
whereabouts from suspect Orville
Leland Davis, a 31-year-old Ohio
fugitive who was shot four times
by a policeman after a firefight on
a downtown Milwaukee street
Davis is believed to have escaped
from a Columbus, Ohio hospital
where he was being examined, un-
der the guard of a prison official.
He made off with the guard's gun
out a side door of the hospital, it
Police here and in Milwaukee be-
lieve- Davis abducted Fahr Tuesday
and stole her car, abandoning the
vehicle in another shootout in the
northside Milwaukee suburb of
Shorewood early Wednesday.
Deepening gloom marked the
fourth full day of the hunt for Fahr,
who has not been seen since early
Tuesday when she dropped, off a
friend at a campus rooming house.
Her friends and family have said
that she would not have willingly
become involved with the gunman.
Police have searched for the
missing student along all major
roads leading from Ann Arbor, but
Detectives here and in Milwaukee
are now candidly admitting they
think Fahr is dead, but the only
man who might know for sure is
Davis, and by last night he had not
responded to police inquiries.
pleaded guilty to the use of mari-
juana in Kent County under a sta-
tute now declared unconstitutional,
and he was convicted of illegal
possession of a Selective Service
Races close in wards 4
There w e r e no knockdowns right in the sixth, but although Ali' peared to be a win for "the pow-
hroughout the 12-round fight, and was slower than usual, he did not er of positive thinking."
-e most dramatic moments were appear to be suffering. Although Ali, the former "Great-
or'st wildrivesat omlantswere Ali started the fight cautiously, est", had 5-1 odds in his favor an
orton's wild drives to land body testing out Norton but started his eleven pound weight advantage,
unches. usual circling, dancing routine in See ALI, Page 7
the third round.
Although he danced around Nor-
ton in some of the later rounds,
and 5 ituptrogou hefgh. Ann Arbor
and ~Ali appeared to be unable to keepAn Aro
In fact it was the rounds he
balance of eleventh, that Ali appeared to win.Board's te
Norton dominated the ninth and lt s e
tenth and dazzled the ex-champ
ard with a powerful right 40 seconds By DEBORAH GOO
STOLL intthee esveth wou 's round as The Ann Arbor Educaiton Ass
erhaps more than any other in he drew blood from inside Norton's grievance against the Board of E
e Human Rights Party faces in mouth. Norton, however, remained after one hundred teachers and se
snunkv to the end a he came onut ititnrs received dismissal notic
tative job cutbacks
Fourth Ward contest:
3 way battle predicted
By DAVID STOLL
With the election just a day away, the race for the vacant City
Council seat in the Fourth Ward remains as unpredictable as it was
power in F
The Fifth Ward council race, p
the city, exemplifies the problem th
shedding the snoiler label.
ociation filed a
es in their mail-
ter agreement's outline of laying-off procedures
While many cuts will likely be made, it appears
doubtful whether the 100 figure is a realistic one.
A spokesperson for the school district predicted