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Eighty-one years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

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News Phone: 764-0552

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1972
Believing the eye or a lie

WHOM DO you believe?
Michael MacLear, a Canadian corres-
pondent, was a mile from the French
mission in Hanoi when American war-
planes struck yesterday morning:
"There was no possibility of pilot er-
ror. They were attacking very low over
the center of the capital. The area hit is
the diplomatic quarter and there are no
Vietnamese ministries or factories any-
where near . . . (some) theorized that the
bombs were a forced drop from a dam-
aged jet ... I (saw the attack) and the
low hitting jet was not damaged."
WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary Ron
Ziegler and defense secretary Mel-
vin Laird were in Washington, and as re-
ported by The Associated Press:
". . . Laird and Ziegler said preliminary
reports did not establish whether the
mission was hit by U. S. bombs or by
stray antiaircraft missiles ... Laird con-
ceded that U. S. bombs may have struck
the mission while planes were attacking
military targets, but he said the incident
won't halt air raids on the North."
You can chose one, or you can chose
the other. But it is hard to believe both.
If it is true, as the Canadian -journal-
ist points out in his eyewitness account
of the raid, that "there was no possibili-

ty of pilot error," then Laird and Ziegler
cannot be telling us the truth, because
with no error, the attack must have been
deliberate and if it was, they must know
who did it,
If it is true, as the two American
spokesmen said, that the damage could
have been caused by stray SAM missiles,
then we are supposed to believe it seems,
that the Canadian journalist - a reput-
able employe of Canadian Television -
imagined the entire affair.
OR MAYBE, just maybe, this' is an-
other case of American pilots taking
things into their own hands - a quite
plausible prospect judging by the ac-
tions of Gen. John Lavelle, who suc-
ceeded in ordering dozens of so-called
"protective reaction" strikes without au-
thority to do so.
But if this is the case, then we cannot
believe the assurances of the Pentagon
that all is now well in the air war, and
that only - and they stress only -
military targets are being destroyed.
What we have here is a failure to
communicate. Or better yet, a credibility
gap.
From viewing past events, we choose
to believe the journalist, not the govern-
ment.
-JONATHAN MILLER

On mak
By WILLIAM ALTERMAN
THE TEMPTATION was too great. The
movies in town were of the usual bor-
ing stripe and besides, one just doesn't
go to see "Butterflies are Free" with the
boys. The problem: where to find some
action on a Friday night.
John looked at me and I looked at John.
"Lets go," he whispered and off we went
to Ann Arbor's latest "action" spot. Along
with us went a couple of the guys and
Sara. Technically Sara qualifies as a girl
but we were willing to consider her "one
of the guys" for this night only.
After three years of semi-counter-culture
existence, first in the communal scene of
Alice Lloyd and then at The Daily, The
Scene came as something of a cultural
shock. I mean, one can forgive one's own
hustling days in high school, (after all we
were young then and presumably didn't
know any better). But after years at the
big radical 'U' with its constant de-empha-
sis on dating and hustling, it was hard to
adjust to the sight of a real live discotheque
here in Ann Arbor.
THE LAYOUT appeared unchanged from
the restaurant days it once enjoyed. In
fact, the only difference was about a ten-
fold increase in the number of bodies.
Surprisingly enough, those bodies seem-
ed about equally divided between the male
and the female of the species and a good
percentage of each were, as they say,
"free". One young gentleman, who had ob-
viously been around, had strategically pick-
ed out a table from which he could eye
the incoming chicks and graciously offer the
more appealing ones a seat at his table.
But at least these lucky females had the
opportunity to say "no." Perhaps the most
forlorn character in the whole place was
the attractive waitress whom it seemed,
no male could keep from putting his pawy
hand around.

ing the scene at

'The Scene'

den dearth of dancers when the music
turned slow-and close. After all, they all
co'ldn't have suddenly needed to go to the
bathroom.
Right next to the plastic dance floor was
the plastic music center, consisting of one
of those "good guys" DJ's you know and
love on top forty radio, a stereo complete
with records, and a_ drummer. Presumably
it is the drummers' job to provide the beat
in case you don't pick it up from the. music
or the pulsating lights. In any event, he
looked quite bored.
'IF ONE WAS SO unfortunate as to .strike
out with the girls (or if one didn't even
try) one could always get turned on by the
various slide shows projected around the
room. Almost as if it were a game the
slides had no programmed order. One
might be an arty "setting sun" pic, the
next some luscious nude body sprawled
over a pillow. The only problem c a m e
when- the picture was projected onto a
neighboring curtain. Many of the con-
noisseurs of fine bodies complained about
the distortions until one quick-thinking lad
stretched the curtain taut, bringing into
sharper focus one of the more inviting
examples of a member of Pat and Tricia's
sex.
Presumably, if one is a girl you have
to either ooh and aah over feminine bodies
or learn to groove on arty pictures of
setting suns.
Anyway, John - being the mover that he
is - managed to strike paydirt, as it were,
and was last seen heading in the general
direction of ecstasy when I decided to call
it a frustrating evening and head home
for another restless night.
I think I'll call Saturday Night Insurance
next week.

Having managed to get up enough cour-
age and socko one-liners to corral a young
damsel, one was faced with what to do
next. Actually this was less a problem than
one supposes. Due to the level of the music
one could simply either get drunk as hell
or dance.
Proper etiquette seemed to dictate that
the man's first move should be to buy a
pitcher of exorbitantly priced beer. After
getting thoroughly sloshed, one could make
a move for the dance floor.
THE DANCE FLOOR was actvally a
slightly raised platform about ten feet wide

by 50 feet long and entirely too small for
dancing. Pspchedelic lights were imbedded
in it and a strobe flashed down from on
high. Because the dance floor was minia-
ture, and because the music was designed
to be accompanied by wildly gyrating bod-
ies, elbows in the side and an occasional
kick in the leg were inevitable.
Alas, man does not live by Dial alone
and anyone uninitiated in the art of looking
as cool as possible with as little movement
at possible, quickly found him or herself
drenched in 'the bane of all those on the
make-sweat. That this is no small prob-
lem was factually supported by the sud-

'William
Editor for
abused by

Alterman is Associate Sports
The Daily, and can be verbally
calling 764-0552.

Closing up the gap

GEORGE McGOVERN, in his televised
Vietnam speech Tuesday, is to be ap-
plauded for reminding the nation that it
is still at war. Contrary to President Nix-
on's contentions that he has brought us
peace, the slaughter does still go on -
and primarily by American bombs.
McGovern's speech which revealed a
modified version of his peace plan-
stopping the bombing and pulling troops
out within 90 days-and lashed out at
the President recalling Nixon's state-
ment that "Those who have had a
chance for four years and could not pro-
duce peace should not be given another
chance."
McGovern noted that Nixon, in his
quest for peace, is now conducting a
massive all-out effort to bomb the North
Vietnamese into submission. The peo-
ple of Indochina McGovern said, are lit-
Editorial Staff
SARA FITZGERALD
Editor
PAT BAUER............ Associate Managing Editor
LINDSAYICHANEY...............Editorial Director
MARK DILLEN ............ ....... Magazine Editor
LINDA DREEBEN ........Associate Managing Editor
TAMMY JACOBS ................. Managing Editor
LORIN LABARDEE.............Personnel Director
ARTHUR LERNER...............Editorial Director
JONATHAN MILLER................ Feature Editor
ROBERT SCHREINER............Editorial Director
GLORIA SMITH......................Arts Editor
ED SUROVELL......................Books Editor
PAUL TRAVIS ........... Associate Managing Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Robert Barkin, Jan Benedetti,
Chris Parks, Gene Robinson, Zachary Schiller, Ted
Stein.
COPY EDITORS: Diane Levick, Jim O'Brien, Charles
Stein, Marcia Zoslaw.
DAY EDITORS: Dave Burhenn, Daniel Jacobs, Jim
Kentch, Marilyn Riley, Nancy Rosenbaum, Judy
Ruskin, Paul Ruskin, Sue Stephenson, Karen Tink-
lenberg, Becky Warner.,
ASSISTANT NIGHT EDITORS:ySusan Brown, Jim
Frisinger, Matt Gerson, Nancy Hackmeier, Cindy
Hill, John Marston, Linda Rosenthal, Eric Schoch,
Marty Stern, David Stoll, Doris Waltz.
Sports Staff
JOHN PAPANEK
Sports Editor
ELLIOT LEGOW
Executive Sports Editor
BILL ALTERMAN..........Associate Sports Editor
BOB ANDREWS .............Assistant Sports Editor
SANDI GENIS..............Assistant Sports Editor
MICHAEL OLIN ..........Contributing Sports Editor
RANDY PHILLIPS.......Contributing Sports Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Chuck Bloom, Dan Borus, Chuck
Drukis, Joel' Greer, George Hastings, Bob Heuer,
Frank Longo, Bob McGinn, Rich Stuck.
ASSISTANT NIGHT EDITORS: Marc Feldman, Rob
Halvaks, Roger Rossiter, Theresa Swedo, Debbie
wissner.
Business Staff
ANDY GOLDING
Business Manager
BILL ABBOTT..........Associate Business Manager
HARRY HIRSCH ................Advertising Manager
FRANCINE SCHERGER ............Personnel Manager
DIANE CARNEVALE ..................Sales Manager
PAUL WENZLOFF ..;............Promotions Manager
STEVE EVSEEFF............Circulation Manager
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS, ASSOCIATES, AND AS-
SISTANTS: William Blackford, Sherry Kastle, Ray
Catalina, Linda Coleman, Jim Dykema, Sandy Fien-
berg, L'Tanya Haith, Dave Lawson, Elliot Legow.
STAFF AND TRAINEES: Joan Ades, Esat Ali, Dawn
Bare, Michele Becker, Roy Chernus, Linda Cycow-
ski, Donald East, Michele Engel, Harriet Erlick,
Deborah Gelstein, Gregg Gunnel, Bo Hartrick, Nancy
Karp, Cynthia Kaufman, Alan Klein, Steve LeMire,
Beryl Levine, Jon Licht, Mike Luerich, Joyce Mc-
lendon, Carol Meyer, Paula Schwach, Valerie Sief-
man, Ton Sykhouse, Edward Stieg, John Totte,
Darai Voss, Debra Wegarz, Jonnie Williams, San-

erally being crushed under the weight of
the heaviest aerial bombardment the
world has ever known."
Nixon also wishes to preserve for the
South Vietnamese the right of self-de-
termination.
THIS IS IRONIC, said McGovern, con-
sidering that Nixon throws his sup-
port behind General Thieu, who is run-
ning a virtual dictatorship. McGovern
served to enlighten us yet again to some
of the measures Thieu has used to
tighten his control: imprisoning of po-
litical foes, abolishing of local elections,
and the shutdown of newspapers, among
other things.
McGovern's plan to end the war
would, specifically, "stop all bombings
and acts of force" in Indochina, "imme-
diately terminate any shipments of mili-
tary supplies that continue the war",
and begin a withdrawal of all troops to
be complete within 90 days.
Secondly, McGovern would charge the
North Vietnamese to fulfill their pro-
mise to release the prisoners once a
troop withdrawal date had been set. Fur-
thermore, the U. S. would state its in-
tentions to "no longer interfere in the
internal politics of Vietnam." Also, the
Vice President would be sent to Hanoi to
help speed the release of U. S. prisoners.
ACRUCIAL POINT is that McGovern is
willing to abandon Thieu. He is will-
ing to stop the bombing. McGovern's
peace plan is truly that. There would be
no national disgrace involved - indeed,
the only disgrace is that we have re-
mained in Vietnam for so long.
Politically, the speech was wise. Mc-
Govern was quick to assure the public
that he is not the radical Nixon's hench-
men would portray him to be. As McGov-
ern spoke, one could almost see visions
of the flag, Mom, and apple pie.
McGovern's big hope in the campaign
at this point is that the public will
simultaneously begin to see through the
rhetoric of President Nixon and recog-
nize the true potential of George Mc-
Govern.
-MARTIN STERN

A hassle with a
happy end for Olga
By KATHY RICKE
MONDAY NIGHT marked the end of a month-long struggle for Olga
Contuaus to be allowed to have dancing entertainment at her "Star
Bar" located on Main Street near Huron.
The trouble started when she decided to make her occasional Greek
dancing shows a regular thing. In the past Eastern-style Belly dancing
has been popular and she hoped it would increase her business. So
she went to City Council with a request for an entertainment license to
feature "dancing boys and girls."
This upset Mayor Robert Harris, who decided he wanted Lo pro-
tect the downtown district from becoming "honky tonk." Apparently,
Harris was worried about such a license being used to permit topless
go-go dancers in local bars.
One Monday night after a City Council meeting Olga mentioned
this to some of her customers who happen to be on the council.
Following their advice, she reworded her request to get permission for
Greek dancing.
But she was still having problems. Now the Council was planning
to ban all dancing as entertainment in Cabarets (establishments serv-
ing liquor by the glass), because they couldn't merely prohibit the top-
less variety. (Due to a Supreme Court decision citing such a restric-
tion as a violation of civil liberties.)
SHE WAS VERY confused now. How did her request for Greek
dancing in her bar suddenly turn into a topless controversy?
"We don't want topless here," Olga lamented. "How can they
worry about topless with all those girls walking down State Street
with no bras on. And those massage parlors open. We just want to
draw the people in to have some fun."
Then after the first reading of the amendment to prohibit any
sort of professional dancing passed 7 to 4 on October 2, some of the
other established downtown cabarets got worried that it would affect
their ethnic dance performances.
OLGA DECIDED to set some things straight and went to see Harris
last Tuesday. Five days after that meeting (and before the final vote at
City Council) the Contuaus hired a Greek belly dancer for their
show.
In a seven to three vote Monday, Ann Arbor's City Council decided
to handle the issue by requiring Cabarets to be reviewed yearly in
order to have their entertainment license renewed.
But as far as the Star Bar was concerned Monday night's vote was
an anti-climax. And it was all smiles and beers for the celebrators -
"Mama" Olga, and Republican councilmen Hadler and Benner - at
the Star Bar after the meeting. They treat their mama well.
Kathy Ricke is a staff writer for The Daily, and a frequent con-
tributor to this page.

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Daily Photo by DENNY GAINER

Letters to The Dailyv

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Write-on
To The Daily:
ALTHOUGH I was pleased that
The Daily has urged studepts to
refrain from buying term papers
from Write-On, Inc., Tuesday's
editorial by Diane Levick missed
the crucial reason why they should
do so - honesty.
As everyone knows, but few like
to admit, plagiarism is not only
illegal, but is an attack on those
old-fashioned (but no less desir-
able) virtues of integrity and re-
sponsibility. Ms. Levick alludes
to these when she says, "Aside
from the old argument that buying
termpapers defeats the purpose of
education . . ." However, the im-
plication in the rest of the edi-
torial -is that a cooperative (stu-
dent-run?) corporation eschewing
profits, or one which could pro-
vide the service at a cheaper rate
and thus democratically provide
the service to all students would be
acceptable. That is, providing that
the professors were not protecting
themselves by giving in-class tests
instead of paper assignments. Miss
Levick's pragmatic, economic ar-
gument may be attractive to stu-
dents but has dangerous implica-
tions for intellectual integrity in
the university.
-Jeffrey Jackl '74
Oct. 11
One dumb coda
To The Daily:
INCUMBENT Sheriff Doug Har-
vey's well-financed campaign has
begun, trying to convince voters
he's just a hard-working, tough cop
being slandered by all the nasty
"politicos."
Harvey tells you he is independ-
ent, and urges, in expensive Daily
ads, that one cast an Independent
(that's with a capital "I", as in

who, with county funds, bought
himself an expensive, stereo-equip-
ped car; employs his wife and il-
legally employed his son in the
Sheriff's department; who expro-
priated recovered stolen property
for his and his family's use; and
who uses county vehicles for his
campaign purposes.
THIS IS THE same D o u g Har-
vey who attempted to break the
deputies union; who prevents coun-
ty jail prisoners from receiving
adequate medical care; who has
allowed dangerous prisoners to
escape, directly resulting in at
least one death; and who so bung-
led the co-ed murder investigation
that the Governor had to remove
him from the case.
This is the same Doug Harvey
who, while talking about the rising
crime rate and "you and your
friends are getting ripped off," last
year presided over a 104 per cent
increase in serious crimes in the
areas of Washtenaw County he pa-
trols.
Those of us who have been in
Ann Arbor a while know all about
Doug Harvey, but you newcomers
will have to ask around and find
out.
Oh, by the way, the Republican
candidate, Harold Owings, is Ear-
vev's Undersheriff and has been
an active party to all these "hap-
penings" of the Harvey Admin-
istration.
To quote Doug's ad: "because
you have a mind of your own,"
we're hoping you won't vote for
the man the none-too-radical De-
troit Free Press called "one dumb
cop.'
-Students for Postill
Democrat for Sheriff
Oct. 10
Wheelchair

bus and a taxicab who didn't be-
lieve me.
You may be next. On any slant-
ed walkway, please give wheel-
chair users the right of way. They
don't have any workable brakes,
You presumably do.
-Yvonne Duffy
Oct. 10
The Editorial Page of The
Michigan Daily is open to any-
one who w i s h e s to submit
articles. Generally speaking, all
articles should be less than 1,000
words.

A meaty
dise'ussion

THE FOLLOWING is the full text of a
report by the Senate Foreign Rela-
tions Committee on a two-hour-and-
forty-five minute hearing June 20, 1972:
Strategic Arms Limitation Agreements
"THE COMMITTEE met, pursuant to
notice, at 10:00 a. m. In Room S-116,
the Capitol 'Building, Senator J. W. Ful-
bright (Chairman) presiding.
Present: Senators Fulbright, Spark-
man, Pell, McGee, Spong, Aiken, Case,
Cooper, Scott, Pearson, and Percy.

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