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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 25 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 5, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

VYBell burns
The Village Bell Restaurant, 1321 S. University, was exten-
sively damaged yesterday morning by a blaze which apparently
started when a cooking kettle boiled dry. Damage was too
extensive to estimate, and the popular night spot will be closed
indefinitely. Owner Clint Castor can't seem to win: His other
main property, the Pretzel Bell, burned two years ago.
Leaflet tampering
There's an extra added touch to those HRP open meeting
leaflets floating around campus today. Someone has stamped r
"Perry Bullard for State Representative-Vote Bullard, Vote
Often" on the HRP leaflets. HRP spokespersons termed the
hunorous plug for the Democratic candidate "petty political
Mayday reparations
Two men arrested under false pretenses during the 1971
Mayday demonstrations in Washington have been awarded
$7,000 in civil damages. The two were en route to work when
police hauled them in along with a score of protesters. Their
case could possibly set a precedent for several similar pending
civil suits.
The Hot Lakes
The U.S. Corps of Engineers, in what must be an unpre-
cedented action, will conduct a study on the feasibility of using
water discharged from installations such as power plants
to heat the Great Lakes. Such heating, the Corps hopes, would
keep shipping lanes ice-free longer during winter months.
Happenings .. .
. are rather slim. The Israel Philharmonic will perform
at Hill Aud. tonight at 8. Tickets are $3.50 - $8.50 . . . An Ann
Arbor Human Rights Commission meeting is scheduled for 7:45
p.m. at City Hall... that's all folks.
Dope note
"Cannibis Nemesis" and City Coun'cilman John McCor-
mick (R-Fourth Ward) refuses to say die, even though he's won.
Apparently the conservative McCormick has put the heat on
State Rep. Ray Smit to get an opinion from State Atty. Gen.
Frank Kelley on the city's now defunct $5 pot fine law, even
though. most of the ordinance has already been struck down.
McGovern's campaignI
Campaign aides report that Sen. George McGovern will
announce next Tuesday a plan to end the Indochina war, as part
of an intensive antiwar effort during the Columbus Day week-
end . . . but. other things are not going so well for the
Democratic nominee. It seems the Federal Aviation Agency
is extremely displeased over reports that McGovern, an ex-pilot,
was recently allowed to take over the controls of his chartered
commercial jet airliner in flight for a publicity photo.
Dare to be loved
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Tycoon Glenn W. Turner, on trial
for violation of state security laws with his "Dare to be Great"
motivational program, was sentenced to 150 days in the pokey
for contempt of court yesterday. The contempt charges arose
when 606 women spontaneously "demonstrated their love" for
him in court. Turner claimed he had nothing to do with the
Colossal purchase
The slow trend toward relocating Europe in America, begun
by the purchases of the Queen Mary and London Bridge, plods
on. Thomas Merrick of Laguna Beach, Calif. has offered to pay
$1 million for the Roman Colosseum and will spend up to $2
million more repairing it. Maybe Laguna Beach will soon
have a National Gladiator League franchise.
Daylight shines
Market Opinion Research has taken time to poll Michigan
voters on the sun shaking issue of the yearly summer time shift,

observed by most of the rest of the country. The first poll this
year, taken Aug. 28 - Sept. 1 in Detroit, showed 44 per cent
favoring Daylight Savings and 52 per cent opposed, with the +
remaining four per cent still in the dark.
Briefly noted .. .
. . . the government reported yesterday that F-111 swing +
jets are back in action in Indochina, after being withdrawn
last week because of the loss of one of the planes . . . a federal
judge in Montgomery reported yesterday that conditions in
Alabama prison hospitals are so bad that convicts sometimes
perform surgery on each other.!
On the inside .. .
two Daily sportswriters take opposing views of
the Detroit Tigers' victory on the Editorial Page . . . the
Arts Pae feature a revinw of Eastern Michihnn Thea-






Photographers hit,
camera,1 ht brokenH
The Daily, The Detroit News, and WXYZ-TV yesterday
filed official protests with the Detroit police, charging that
staff members were beaten and equipment damaged by police
in Detroit's Kennedy Square early yesterday morning.
The complaints were filed with Detroit Police Commis-
sioner John Nichols, who subsequently ordered a full investi-
gation of the incidents, according to Police Inspector Richard
Boutin, commander of the police department's public infor-
mation section.
The beatings allegedly occured shortly after midnight,
while police were clearing rowdy celebrators from the down-
town square after the Detroit Tigers captured the Eastern
Division title of the American

Bye-bye, Mr. Eskimo Pie Daily Photo by DAVID MARGOLICK
Amid the falling leaves, another sign of the passing of summer from the city was the departure of our Good Humor man, Jerry
Poquette yesterday. The last day's menu was limited to vanilla and malt Good Humors and toasted almond Super Humors which,
according to Poquette, are the biggest sellers. "I did it because Michigan students deserve the best," he said. Alas, no more tinkling
bells and sweet goodies until the ice cream man cometh back, April 1.

Baseball League.
Phil Nye, news director of
WXYZ, an ABC-owned-and-operated
station, said a television light
valued at $350 was smashed by a
policeman's nightstick.
Detroit News photographer Gary
Porter said an officer struck him
on the head and smashed his
The News' preliminary complaint
was forwarded to Detroit Mayor
Roman Gribbs and Commissioner
Nichols by Editor Martin Hayden.
The newspaper said it is still in-
vestigating the incident.
Daily Chief Photographer Terry
McCarthy said in a sworn state-
ment that he was seized after
taking pictures of Detroit police
officers slamming a young black
man into a wall.
He was then pinned against a
car and beaten with nightsticks
suffering several bruises, accord-
ing to the statement.
McCarthy said he was ordered
to surrender* his film under the
threat of further beatings and the
destruction of his cameras. Police
ignored the Michigan State Police
and Ann Arbor police department
press cards he showed them, Mc-
Carthy said.
A reporter for United Press In-
ternational reported that he was
threatened by officers, but was
not physically assaulted.
The alleged attacks on newsmen
came after police moved in on
thousands of Tiger fans who were
in Kennedy Square celebrating the
team's victory.
.Bottles and trash were hurled at
police and some looting of store-
fronts occured, police said.
At least eight arrests were made,
most of them for assaulting police-
The police, for their part, used
little restraint, according to Mc-
Carthy and another Daily staffer
See MEDIA, Page 8

ate yesterday voted to shelve wel-
fare reform for an indefinite per-
iod and instead test all the various
proposals designed to deal with
problems of welfare families.
It adopted 46-40 an amendment
by Sen. William Roth (R-Del.) to
rip out of the bill the tough Work-
fare plan written in the Senate
Finance Committee and substitute
a test of it and all the rival plans.
Others to be tested would in-
clude President Nixon's Family
Assistance Plan, passed twice by
the House, and a liberalized ver-
sion sponsored by Sen. Abraham
Ribicoff (D-Conn.) . but rejected
Tuesday by the Senate.
If the Roth amendment becomes
law, the effect could be a five to
eight year delay on any action to
reform the Aid to Families with
Dependent Children program.
Meanwhile, the aid program,
which has tripled in size in the
last decade, would continue essen-
tially as it operates now.
The vote was a defeat for the
conservative majority in the Sen-
ate Finance Committee, which de-
vised Workfare and hoped to see
it enacted into law.
It also was a defeat for the ad-
ministration which strongly op-
posed the test plan.
Elliot Richardson, secretary of
health, education and welfare, said
it would take a year to devise the
tests, at least two years to con-
See WELFARE, Page 8


The Ann A r b o r Cablecasting
Commission last night directed City
Attorney Jerold Lax to seek a rul-'
ing from the Federal Communica-
tions Commission (FCC) as to
whether Michigan Cable TV must
apply for a certificate of compli-
ance with FCC regulations. Thej
Cablecasting Commission also dis-'
cussed revoking part of the com-
pany's franchise for alleged with-
holding of information.
House unil
U.S. tortur
WASHINGTON (A')-A House sub-
committee report says the Penta-
gon refused to investigate reports
that Americans engaged in politi-
cal assassination and torture as
part of a South Vietnamese "paci-
fication" program.
The report, prepared by the for-'
eign operations and government'
information subcommittee, w a s
scheduled for a vote on approval'
Tuesday by the House Government
Operations Committee but the vote
was cancelled because of a lack
of" a quorum.
It said the South Vietnamese-run
Phoenix program, which the U.S.,
funds and advises, used "highly
questionable intelligence gathering
procedures" and raised moral con-
siderations of U.S. support "for a
program that has allegedly in-
cluded torture, murder and in-
humane treatment of South Viet-
namese civilians."
The report prepared for full com-
mittee approval called "upon the
sepretary of defense to fully in-
vestigate these allegations of war
crimes committed by U.S. military
personnel . .
Last vear. thev were unofficially

rV to seek FC(



Michigan Cable TV - a private FCC regulations for up to five a system with more than 50 sub-
firm-holds the cable TV franchise years. scribers in an area larger than
for the city. By Abte terms of the "We don't intend to file for certi- one apartment complex.
franchise, they operate under the fication because we believe we Michigan Cable TV claims that
supervision of the Cablecasting have complied with the FCC they are "grandfathered" because
Commission-a five-member board rules," said Ray Clevinger, attor- they had a system installed in
composed of area citizens. ney for Michigan Cable TV. Tower Plaza before the cut-off
The commission action followed FCC regulations provide that a date.
weeks of debate as to whether the cablecasting system may not go in- "The company appears to be sup-
unter te to operaton without a certificate of porting itself on what seems to be
Ann Arbor system falls under a compliance unless it was in opera- a thin piece of legal ice," said
"grandfather clause" which would tion before March 31, 1972. Being Sidney Winter, commission chair-
exempt them from compliance with in operation is defined as having man.
The vote to seek an FCC ruling
was unanimous. Many commission
sa seenta onmbers expressed exasperation
saysPenagon hidwith Michigan Cable TV's reluc-
tance to seek the certification.
"The' FCC doesn't say it's up to
s V Ithe cable company to determine if
e tactics in Vietnaml it is grandfathered' and then not
file for certification," said commis-
sione Davd Sinclar
Osborn told the subcommittee he Osborn also said the names of sioThe c missin c also directed
had passed on names of alleged some of the Vietnamese people Lax to ascertain the penalties for
Viet Cong supporters to an Army his agents reported were Viet Cong noaly inteCperatio
major who was coordinating the supporters were turned over to the The most heated debate of the
Phoenix operation from CIA head- South Vietnamese by Americans eve masn hen Winte charge
quarters in Da Nang, South Viet- who did not want to question them. the company with supplying "in-
nam. These civilians, he said, often were adequa y iormt ion o n j
latr eecued y SuthViena-adequate information on just
He testified that torture and in- later executed by South Vietna- what they are doing
terrogation operations were carried mese army squads. I Various sanctions were discuss-
out by "Americans only . . . not Osborn said there was no cross- ed, including the possibility of tak-
in coordination or with the knowl- checking to determine if the indi- ing part of the franchise away
edge of the South Vietnamese gov- vidual actually was a Viet Cong from Michigan Cable TV.
ernment." supporter. See CABLE, Page 8

City destroys 'trash
fish' in Huron River

Hundreds of fish freaks took to
the Huron River Tuesday, scoops
in hand, in search of a free carp
dinner. There wasn't much sport
in it, however, as the dead carp
very obligingly floated to the sur-
face to meet their hungry captors.
Sound sinister? Not really - it's
all part of a master plan to im-
prove Ann Arbor's parks and re-
creation program.
One part of this plan is the re-


HCP still sold despite FDA ban.

stocking of the Huron River with
game fish to create a "good urban
fishery," according to Mike
Schechtman, director of the Edol-
ogy Center.
,In order to accomplish this, how-
ever, ,the river must first be- rid
of the pesky carp which currently
predominate, making it difficult
for other more desirable species of
fish to gain a fin-hold.
To kill the fish safely and effic-
iently, fish biologists from the De-
partment of Natural Resources
used a chemical known as rote-
According to Schechtman, rote-
none suffocates the fish by inter-
fering with its ability to absorb
oxygen through its gills. The
chemical was sprayed on the river
and dripped into the river at se-
lected points to insure maximum
Schechtman is quick to point out
however "there's nothing irrever-
sible that's being done to the eco-
system, since rotenone will not
harm the fish's predators.
Rotenone has no direct long-term
effect on the ecosystem, since it
breaks down within 24 hours.
Once the carp are gone, plans
ral nr the tnrlin. f , rier

"Let the buyer beware" appears to be
the policy of many local drugstores which
continue to stock products containing hexa-
cholorophene (HCP) despite a government
ban on the chemical.
On Sept. 22 the Food and Drug Adminis-
tration (FDA) announced a ban on all pro-
ducts containing more than three per cent
hexacholoronhene. as the chemical has been

lage Corners, says his store does not plan
to discontinue the product on the basis of
their present information.
"It's not illegal," says Harry Lipsitz,
manager of the VIP Drugstore, when asked
why pHisoHex had not been removed from
over-the-counter sales.
Ier I . - a

stopped carrying pHisoHex a year ago,
when the HCP warnings began, and re-
placed it with a similar product which he
reported "didn't sell."
He has since renewed sales with the as-
surance of his wholesaler that it was "okay
to sell over-the-counter."
"If somebody wants to buy it, I'm not
responsible," he says. He comments, how-
eer. that "it's not worth taking the chance

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