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Vol. LXXXII, No. 20 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 29, 1972 Ten Cents
McCracken doubts Nixonomics
University Economics Prof. Paul McCracken, who retired
earlier this year as chairman of the President's Council of
Economic Advisors, doesn't think that Nixon can keep his
election promise not to ask for a tax hike over the next four
years. Speaking before a news conference in Washington this
week, McCracken said that on the basis of the programs
suggested by Nixon, a tax increase of 11 per cent would be
needed by 1974, whereas McGovern's plans would mean an
increase of only eight per cent.
Fire in county jail
Two deputies and a prisoner were rushed to University
Hospital last night suffering from smoke inhalation after a
small fire broke out in the county jail. Initial reports said the
fire was started by inmate Donald Norris, who earlier this year
filed suit against Sheriff Douglas Harvey after he was allegedly
raped in the jail.
Happenings . . .
.. today include a mass meeting to work for abortion law
reform, noon in room 3524 SAB : . . today is the last day of
drop-adds. Check at. your counseling office . . . if you like eat-
ing lunch, but don't have much bread, try Guild House at 802
Monroe. They'll be serving a noon hour meal at the almost
unbeatable price of 35 cents . . . and for dinner, Guild House
offers another bargain, a meal for $1.15. It's at 6 pm. Call 662-
5189 for a reservation . . . also in the food line, but with a more
political focus, is a Human Rights Party picnic. Meet at the
Geddes gate to the Arb at 6 p.m. . . . at 8 p.m., chess nuts from
all over town will meet at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 306
N.~Division, for an evening of what Bobby Fisher calls, "crush-
ing the opponent's mind" . . . if you are holding an event you
want publicized in this space, bring a news release into The
Daily and leave it with Mary Rafferty in the Business Office.
Ms. Bell's wires crossed
Ms. Bell contracted a slight case of indigestion yesterday
as her cables came unspliced all over the, county. Lines to
Huron High School, Concordia College and Green Hills Ele-
metary School were all knocked-out when a contractor cut
through telephone company lines on the city's northeast side.
In Ypsilanti, another cable was cut during construction of a
sewer. The phones still worked, but only for local calls.
Ms. Bell hopes to have things back together by this morning.
. ..Fred Postill, Democratic contender for sheriff, claimed
the endorsement of the Washtenaw County AFL-CIO . . . The"
New York 'Times endorsed George McGovern for President . . .
The Rippon Society, liberal wing of the Republican Party, en-
dorsed President Nixon for re-election . . . The U.S. chapter of
P.E.N., the international writer's organization, officially protested
the threatened deportation of John and Yoko Lennon . . . Sen.
Robert Griffin launched a $250,000 television advertising cam-
paign billing himself as Michigan's "Muscle Man in Washington."
Bremer free in 53 years-
UPPER MARLBORO-A three-judge appeals court yesterday
cut 10 years from the 63-year prison term of Arthur Bremer, the
22-year-old former Milwaukee busboy who was convicted Aug.
4th of shooting Alabama Gov. George Wallace. The judges gave
no reason for the reduction, which came after Bremer pleaded
in his own defense that his term was "severe and harsh."
Shriver calls Nixon slumlord
DETROIT-Sargent Shriver yesterday criticized the Nixon
administration as "the nation's biggest slumlord" as he walked
the streets of a poor neighborhood on the city's near east side.
Shriver said a McGovern-Shriver administration would "not only
make the neighborhoods liveable, but put them back into the
hands of the people who live here."
New violence hits Belfast
BELFAST-New violence struck this troubled city yesterday.
Bombs exploded in a downtown furniture store; at least five men
died, four the victims of political assassinations, and two others
were claimed shot by British Army troops.
Chicago cops on ticket spree
CHICAGO-Windy City cops yesterday ignored the pleas of
Mayor Richard Daley and continued a massive ticket-writing
spree. Included in their purge was the car of an alderman, and
most newspaper delivery trucks. The cops are unhappy with the
Police Department's reluctance to engage in collective bar-
Ladies better than men
LONDON-A lot of the prose and art work of gents' lava-
tory walls is high-grade stuff, but it's even better in the
ladies' room, says a report by people who should know. The
Council of British Ceramic and Sanitaryware Manufacturers
said: "Much of the written matter must have taken some
time to execute" and "some drawings are done with drafts-
man's skill." The council report quotes the Duke of Bedford
as saying: "It is peculiar that as soon as women get into
loos"-toilets-"they all go berserk. Men are not half so bad."
NEW YORK (R}-Three American prisoners of war came
home from Hanoi in full uniform last night, dramatically
displaying the decorations they had won as combat pilots in
They landed at Kennedy Airport at 6:54 p.m. and 30
minutes later voluntarily entered defense department cars
to be driven away. By so doing, they submitted to a reunion
with the government whose overtures they had spurned dur-
ing the long trip from Hanoi.
However, the three POWs were represented as having
voted among themselves and
RETURNING AMERICAN POWS are greeted by relatives as they arrive last night at New York's Kennedy Airport. The reunion was
brief one, however, as the men were quickly taken away by military officials.
agreed to don the uniforms
while enroute from Copen-
i. hagen aboard a Scandinavian
Airlines System transatlantic
Behind them they left a quartet
of American antiwar activists, into
whose hands the POWs were de-
livered 12 days ago in North Viet-
"We have just witnessed a re-
capture scene," said one of their,
former chaperones, - Cora Weiss,
a "one incarceration replacing an-
Defense Department officials
said that the men would be sent
to military hospitals near theirt
Secretary of Defense, Melvin7
Laird, announced earlier that the
department plans no punitive ac-
tion against the three men. It is not
clear whether the returned POWsl
will face any interrogations.
Besides Pentagon officials, thet
POWs were greeted by more than
a score of relatives,tclustered in a
little knot. Above them was dis-
played a placard reading: "Re-
lease all prisoners of war on both
re la tio
f s with
By CINDY HILL,
and DAVE BURHENN
Student Government Council vot-
ed last night to put on the next
SGC ballot a referendum question
asking students to decide whether
they want the University to con-
tinue its compulsory funding of
The measure was passed by con-
sent, and will thus automatically
be placed' on the November SGC
A student decision on this ques-
tion would not be binding, however,
as it would take a Regental deci-
sion to cut the.ROTC funds.
Currently, three dollars from
each student's tuition payment is
given to ROTC every semester. In-
cluding money allocated in the
form of free land and labor, the
University gives ROTC and the
defense department nearly $400,000
SGC also voted 8-2 to support
public meetings of both the Board
of Regents and the Office of Stu-
dent Services Policy Board.
Dave Schaper, SGC treasurer,
voiced the general opinion of the
Council, saying "If they can't get
themselves together on a public
meeting - they shouldn't be on
See SGC, Page 2
By JOHN RODERICK
Associated Press Writer
PEKING-China and Japan sign-
ed an agreement today to establish
diplomatic relations opening the
door to a new era and ending 78
years of hostility between East'
Asia's most populous nations.
The agreement was signed in
Peking's Great Hall of the People
by Premier Chou En-lai of China,
and Japan's Prime Minister Kakuei
In a six-point joint communique,
Japan recognized the People's Re-
public as "the sole, legal govern-
ment of China.
The Chinese reaffirmed that
Taiwan, seat of Nationalist China,
is an "inalienable part" of their
territory. Japan said it "fully un-
derstands and respects this stand
of the government of China."
Animosity between the two coun-
tries stems from Japan's victoryI
over China in a war fought in
1895. Since that time Japan has
occupied Chinese territory on sev-
eral occasions, most significantly
during the period just before and
during World War II.
Agreements byPeking and Tokyo'
end their state of war and go.
beyond the relationship of<
'sultation set up by Chou
President Nixon last February
There are still no formal d
matic relations between Wash
ton and Peking, because of
tinuing American support
Chiang Kai-shek's Taiwan gov
The issue of Taiwan was cru
to a Tokyo-Peking understand
Japan ruled the island ror m
years beginning in 1894. The
anese have about $4 billion
vested there and are the isla
major trading partner.
The success of the Chou-Tan
negotiations had been forecast V
nesday when Mao Tse-tung rec
ed the Japanese leader for
sides in all Vietnam."
In Copenhagen, the prisoners
created a minor political storm,
as one of the three men, Navy
Lieutenant Norris. Charles, said
that "the responsibilityfor freeing
the other 400 prisoners rested with
the American people."
Charles" remarks, coupled with
the fact that the release of prison-
ers had been handled by anti-war
activists, did not sit well with
"The North Vietnamese are ex-
ploiting these people for their own
propaganda aims," charged Vice-
President Spiro Agnew.
Supporters of lettuce boycott
picket meeting of Farm. Bureau
By REBECCA WARNER
Yesterday's schedule for the
meeting of the local district Farm
Bureau included a luncheon, a talk
by a Dow Chemical representative
on ecology, and workshops on "Egg
Carton Flowers," and "What, Why'
and How with Cones.'
Unscheduled .were the 40 local
supporters of the United Farm
Workers Union (UFW) picketing,
chanting, carrying signs criticiz-
ing the Farm Bureau, and urging
support for the UFW iceberg let-
Yesterday's protest was part of;
a UFW informational campaign
launched in May against the Farm
Bureau, a powerful national lobby
of farm owners.
The specific issue of the demon-
stration was an anti-union film
shown at the Bureau meeting for
area women. The movie disclaim-
ed UFW descriptions of substand-
ard working conditions for farm
laborers. The film, according to
viewers, blamed the union for
hardships s u f f e r e d by lettuce
Demonstrators gathered at the
driveways of the Pittsfield Town-
ship Grange Hall, site of the meet-
ing, and discouraged women From Chou said his four summit talks
entering the hall's parking lot. with Tanaka were earnest, frank'
Chants of "Boycott Lettuce!" and and friendly, and that mutual un-
"Viva la huelga!" greeted the derstandings have been reached1
farmers wives as they entered the "by seeking a common ground-on
building, and the demonstrators major points while reserving dif-
Black frats: Fewer
TG's, more activism
circled the hall, shouting in an
attempt to disrupt the showing of
However, shortly after the begin-
ning of the film two county sher-
iff's deputies arrived with a police
dog and the demonstrators moved
back to the roadside.
Present on the picket line were
Michigan UFW coordinator Bill
Masterson and three representa-
tives of American Federation of
State, County and Municipal Em-
ployes (AFSCME) local 369, in-
cluding its president.
Masterson said he was "very
happy" at the derhonstration's
turnout. "There are almost as
See UFW, Page 2
ferences on minor poinnts."v
As a consequence, Chou went on,
agreement had been reached "on
a series of important questions
about the normalization of Sino-
What the new Tokyo-Peking re-
lationship may portend from
Japan's relations with the United
States remains to be seen. Japan
remains under the wing of a de-
fense agreement with the United
States, and Tanaka said two weeks
ago that relations with Washington
"remain most fundamental and
important" and were not to be
changed by any developments af-
fecting China and the Soviet Union.
By HOWIE BRICK -
For as long as anyone can
remember, the primary goal of
campus fraternities has been
simply to have a good time.
But according to their mem-
bers, the four black fraternities
on campus are considerably dif-
ferent than their white counter-
parts, as they are interested
largely in political activity.
Comparing his organization to
white fraternities, Allen Brown,
president of the local chapter of
Omega Psi Phi, one of the four
black houses, says, "The only
thing white frats do is give
'Thank God it's Friday' parties..
At least, we don't hear of them
doing anything else."
In contrast, Brown's fraternity
last year raised money for
Thanksgiving dinners for' some
300 poor people, and collected
$1,300 for the Ann Arbor Com-
munity Center's free breakfast
program, through a campus
Other black fraternities have
been involved in such projects as
the Black Students Union, the
CULS program, and voter regis-
"Most of the active blacks on
campus are in fraternities," said
Alex Hawkins, University Direc-
tor of Off-campus Housing. "And
once you join a black frat,"
Hawkins continues, "you're a
See BLACK, Page 2
On the inside .. .
. ..the sports page tells of the latest exploits of
Team Canada, which beat the Russians yesterday and
captured the series . . . the Arts Page has the low-
down on every movie in town this weekend . . . the
Editorial Page has a column by Dr. Richard Kunnes,
radical psychiatrist, and a reprint of the New York
Times endorsement of George McGovern . .. Page 10
has reports from Vietnam and national and world
The weather picture
By LOIS EITZEN
Daily Science Writer
Long a favorite feature of Health Service,
the morning-after pill was recently attacked
as a potential cause of cancer.
Experts at Health Service claim this can-
cer scare is a false alarm.
Challenges against use of the pill appear-
ed in the September issue of her-self a local
women 's newsnianer. Thev are based on
NO CANCER LINK
"Of all the national reports and outcries
that have been published recently on DES,
'her-self' concludes, "not one of thgem has
even mentioned its most unscrupulous use of
all, as a morning-after pill."
Dr. Lucile Kuchera, author of a recent
study on the morning-after pill at Health
Service, refutes these charges on a number
of points. First, she said, the danger of
in which the mothers never took DES or any
estrogen, but simply were high-risk preg-
nancy cases who threatened to abort."
Women using DES to prevent miscarriage
took 125 milligrams a day until the 35th week
"This cannot possibly be compared to the
morning-after pill which is 50 milligrams a
day for five days only," Kuchera added.