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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 22 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, October 1, 1972 Ten Cents
The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld
the University's policy of making subsidy
payments to the city school board. The pay-
ments are made to help defer the educational
costs of children living in University Housing,
especially the married housing complex - on
North Campus. Some residents of the housing
asked the court to rule the University's pay-
ments illegal-and thus bring down rents.
James Stephenspn, former city councilman
and head Republican honcho, showed up at
the Campus Theatre Friday-complete with
wirerims-for the late night showing of Kurt
Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five." The even-
ing apparently wasn't a complete success,
though, as the perplexed Stephenson was
overheard commenting to his companion on
the way out: "These darn films that win
festival awards-they're all so weird!"
Happenings . . .
. . it's China Day in Ann Arbor today. In
fact, it's even China Day in China, but it's
probably easier to attend the local celebra-
tions. Try the talks by students and faculty
members who have been there (2:30 p.m. in
the Anderson Room of The Union), see the
movie, "The Great Battle of China" (Physics
and Astronomy Bldg. Aud. E at 7 and 9 p.m.),
check out the photographs in the Union Ball-
room (all day). Everything is free except the
movie, which costs a dollar . . . got some
spare food, or money? Well, it's not likely
* in these days of inflation, but it's nice once
in a while to think of those in worse shape
than even yourself. So, if you've got some
food which might help out a needy Indian
family' in Michigan, drop it by Fire Station,
Number 5 on Plymouth Rd., any day this
week . . . Clonlara School opens a session of
weekly multi-media sessions on open educa-
tion and child development Monday night at
8 p.m. in the UGLI multi-purpose room.
Series ends Dec. 11.
On the inside.
the Arts Page has the lowdown on
Hickey and Boggs, from Daily film reviewer
William Mitchell . . . the Sunday Daily
features the inside story of an abortion, by
a woman who should know . . . Pulitzer prize
winner Peter Arnett of the AP writes about
his 10 days in North Vietnam on Page 2 .. .
and the Sports Page has everything you want
to know about yesterday's ballgames.
The weather picture
It'll be pretty lousy today but it may be
less lousy tonight. Winds today from the
South to Southwest. Temperatures cool, rising
Monday. Probability of precipitation today
and Monday: 10 per cent.
U --s 0S.0
THIS FILE PHOTOGRAPH of the U.S.S. Newport News shows the gun turret immediately in front of the bridge where an explosion
occured early this morning. At least 19 sailors were killed and 10 others injured in the blast.
Greeks ,sport new
By SUE TRETHEWEY
The Greek system-once considered to be
a dying culture-is still kicking (and con-
dicting rush) today.
Victims of a campus that made their names
dirty words, the 53 fraternities and sororities
tflat still survive today are adapting them-
selves to a new University-dropping rigid
rules and developirg into co-ops.
In 1958, the number of students who joined
fraternities dropped 50 per cent from the
year before. Since then the number dropped
steadily to a total of 231 pledges last year.
The decline in sorority pledges was less
dramatic, though last year there were only
Eleven houses disbanded in 1968 due to
fi ,ancial problemns, and nine more have dis-
appeared since. Some had added expensive
additions in the early 60s because of a
University ruling that they expand, then
found they had fewer members. Others were
forced to sell their houses and move into
smaller buildings. About 20 houses began
renting rooms to non-boarders.
The once highly-organized Greek system
has fallen apart. Inter-Fraternity Council
(IFC) was all but abandoned two years ago,
though some fraternities still banded to-
gether to share rush publicity costs. Pan-
hellenic Association still met to unify sorori-
ties during rush, but it no longer could
enforce its old rules.
Marsha Davis, president, of Kappa Kappa
Gamma, says the removal of the traditional
Greek structure was one reason for the
n neann.un ne nr n w i
Oh Winston, look
at all the people!'
By LAURA BERMAN
A massive Old English Sheepdog sat blissfully on
the table as his mistress tugged at his tangled
hair with a brush, doused him liberally with
powders and sprays and tied a blue ribbon in
"Oh I'm not showing him today," the dog's
mistress explained. "I just brought him along
because he loves dog shows and he would be
jealous of his brother if I didn't pretend he was
getting ready for the show too."
Similar dramas were being enacted throughout
the Farm Council Grounds in Saline yesterday
when some fifty shaggy dogs prepared to com-
pete in a "fun show" sponsored by the Old English
Sheepdog Club of Greater Detroit.
Unlike most dog shows, no championship points
were awarded; instead, young dogsin therSaline
show gained experience in the rigors of grooming
and parading around a ring.
Shelley Ovink, proud owner of nine month-old
Winston Churchillptalked about sheepdogs while
she pulled clumps of Winston's hair out with a'
ferocious wire comb.
She recalled the time she was riding in the
car with her husband, and Winston Churchill,
when a woman in another car began pointing at
This woman was yelling to her husband, 'Ralph,
look at the sheepdog!' So I turned around to Win-
ston Churchill and pointed at the woman and
said, 'Winston Churchill, look at the people!' '
Ovink, who now lives in Ferndale, will soon move
to the Upper Peninsula where she will have
more room for her dogs.
"I have three sheepdogs and just a small fenced-
in yard," she said. "It isn't fair for the dogs to
be cooped up like that."
"That's not true," another sheepdog parent in-
)k' thi~s fall
breakdown. "When we moved from a struc-
t'ired system to one that was less structured,"
she says, "people didn't know how to keep
Gary Kreps, president of the newly-
constituted Fraternity Co-operative Council,
says one problem was "political trouble
within IFC. There was unfounded antagonism
Because of the declining number of mem-
bers, many houses began renting rooms to
As one fraternity member says, "The
roomers proved to be great assets in most
houses. Not only did they lend financial aid,
but many times they joined after a year."
This was the case for Alpha Delta Phi, a
fraternity. Last year almost all the in-
habitants were non-members or former
boarders. Through the efforts of boarders
and a summer rush program, everyone liv-
ing in the house today is a member, and
the. house is filled to capacity.
Mike Sommerfield, a boarder two years
ago and president today, explains, "We're
all guys: who really had no concept of what
a fraternity was before moving in. We de-
cided to reorganize and get the place going
again in a new way."
Formed along the lines of these casually-
organized Greek houses, two fraternities re--
opened this year.
Steve Cohen, who helped organize Sigma
Alpha Mu says, "We kind of transplanted
one house of Markley into here." The format,
though, is like most fraternities: house offi-
cers and council, weekly meetings, social
activities and sports competition.
Cohen adds, "I personally can't see a lot
of difference between fraternities and co-ops.
There has to be co-operative living among
people in any form of group living. The only
thing we were afraid of is being called a
fraternity, because of campus opinion."
Other houses are developing along cul-
tural lines. Alpha Epsilon Pi has sprung up
this year with the only completely Kosher
kitchen on campus. Sigma Phi Epsilon, mean-
while, serves both Kosher and regular food.
At this point, the future looks more favor-
able for the Greek system. While 11 houses
dissolved in 1969 and three last year, none
have disappeared this year and two, in fact,
Robert Rorke, assistant director of small
group housing and IFC president four years
ago, foresees a definite comeback at the
"This year," he says, "the campus is once
again social and organized-it's more stable
and students are putting effort into organ-
Panhellenic President Missy Lang pre-
dicts a comeback because of growing student
discontent with other housing. "Dorms are
pretty much on the way out, except for
SAIGON U)-An explosion ripped through
a gun turret on the U.S. 7th Fleet's heavy
cruiser Newport News early today, killing
19 sailors 'and injuring 10, the Navy an-
The world's largest gun cruiser was oper-
ating just below the demilitarized zone in an
area some 13 miles north-northeast of Quang
Tri City, firing against North Vietnamese
positions, the Navy said. The explosion oc-
curred at about 1 a.m. Saigon time.
There was no immediate indication wheth-
er the damage was caused by North Viet-
namese shore batteries. Both artillery and
Soviet made surface-to-surface missiles would
have had the capability to inflict a hit on
"The extent of the damage is not known
but it was apparently restricted to the gun
turret," the 7th Fleet said in a brief state-
ment. "Cause of the accident is under in-
Reporters in South Vietnam were reported
trying to reach the ship early this morning,
but it was not known whether any of them
have yet found transportation to the vessel.
The explosion was the worst accident
aboard a 7th Fleet ship since the big Ameri-
can buildup began last March 30 to counter
the North Vietnamese offensive.
A Navy spokesman said the explosion was
at the number two turret of eight-inch guns,
which would be just forward of the bridge.
Two of the ship's three eight-inch gun turrets
are forward, one is aft of the bridge.
Associated Press correspondent Dennis
Neeld reported from Da Nang that the ship
has a medical facility aboard and that the
injured were still aboard at daybreak.
The cruiser was reported still in the same
area off Quang Tri, four miles from the
mouth of the Cua Viet River.
There was no indication of its next des-
The 21,000-ton Newport News is based in
Norfolk, Va. It was sent to Vietnam earlier
this year as part of the naval buildup.
It has operated against enemy targets in
both North and South Vietnam, and led two
raids on the major port of Haiphong.
The cruiser's main battery consists of three
turrets, each with thre rapid firing eight-
inch guns.- The secondary gun batteries are
made up of 12 dual purpose five-inch guns
and four three-inch guns. It has a crew of
The incident recalled July 29, 1967, when
an explosion shook the aircraft carrier For-
restal on duty in the Gulf of Tonkin.
More than 130 men died in that explosion
and fire, which was touched off during fuel-
ing of a Skyhawk jet. Much of the death
and damage occured when one of the plane's
1,000-pound bombs exploded, ripping a gap-
ing hole in the deck.
Meanwhile, battlefield action in South
Vietnam was at a brief lull yesterday, but
officers in the South Vietnamese army don't
believe Hanoi has halted its test of South
Vietnam's ability to survive militarily.
Some sources believe the Communists will
stage a series of spectacular attacks in the
Saigon region during the month before the
U.S. presidential election.
decis ion ue
on RC report
By JOHN MARSTON
The literary college governing faculty is
expected to reach a decision tomorrow after-
noon on several far-reaching recommenda-
tions for the Residential College (RC)-in
cluding a controversial increase in its budget.
Recommendations of a review committee,
which made an extensive study of the college
last spring, will be presented before the
faculty in a form shortened and somewhat
modified by LSA Dean Frank Rhodes and the
literary college's executive committee.
The most important question to be decided
is LSA Dean Frank Rhodes' request for a 12
per cent ($43,000) increase in the RC budget.
This is $25,000 less than that recommended
by the review committee.
The requested budget hike, however, is
still likely to be debated and possibly pared
down in the' face of recent University-wide
Assistant LSA Dean Edward Dougherty
says that if the faculty does not approve the
school's budget, the Residential College would
have to be discontinued.
The governing faculty, though, has no
power to set the budget. This power rests
with the dean and the executive committee.
"The only thing the faculty can do is approve
or disapprove the budget in toto," Dougherty
Estimates comparing the cost of RC and
LSA classes vary. The review committee
report shows that the RC costs 1.5 to 1.75
times as much as LSA for its undergraduate
Dougherty, however, calculates the teach-
ing cost per RC credit hour as only about
1.15 times average LSA costs and the total
See LSA, Page 7
Wealthy alumni at the U':
Yon can't go home again'
By \GORDON ATCHESON
"There has been a lot of change and we're
not sure it is all for the best", the worried
"fat cat" said.
Like the other members of the President's
Club who gathered at the Hilton Inn yester-
day and Friday, he had come back to his
As one of 1,200 club members, he has con-
tributed at least $10,000 to the University.
But he was plainly discouraged yesterday
with what he saw.
As another club member put it, "It's sick-
ening to find out how anti-alumni s o m e
students. are. I think they do the things they
do just to get recognition . . . like the beards
team, said that "there is bound to be change,
but the pendulum has swung farther than it
He added that "every student, regardless
of race, should have to work. There should
be no special privileges."
A man named Trapp, who refused to give
his first name, dismally viewed the students'
role in city government. "I think it's ter.
rible - they're transients. The people who
support them are back in Podunk" he said.
"That is where they should vote."
According to Trapp one solution to the
problem is to admit no out-of-state students
A change which particularly upset one