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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 67 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 28, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

if you see news happen call 76-DAILY
Dope Notes
District Judge Sandorf Elden has reaffirmed his decision
voiding the controversial five dollar fine provision in the city's
marijuana ordinance. Last September, Elden declared the five
dollar fine section to be unconstitutional because it limited the
discretionary sentencing power of his court. Following that
ruling the. city attorney's office entered a memorandum ques-
tioning the court's right to declare the law unconstitutional.
Elden, in a decision handed down Nov. 16, rejected the city
attorney's claims and held that his court acted within its rights.
City Attorney Jerold Lax is seeking an appeal.
Lottery luck
24,000 people around the state became $25 richer over the
Thanksgiving vacation as the state held the first lottery drawing.
The winning numbers: 130 or 544. Daily Sports Editor John
Papanek was one of the lucky few who won with the number
130. Asked what he would do with his $25 he said, "I'll buy a
crying towel for Bo Schembechler." Small-time winners now
have a chance at the grand prizes of between $10,000 and $200,000.
Happenigs .. .
things are slowly picking up after vacation. The
Oceanological Society is showing "The World of Jacques Cos-
teau" tonight at 7:30 in room 1040 Natural Resources Bldg. . .
Mayor Robert Harris will address the Democratic Lunch Box
FormA in the Union cafeteria at noon today. He'll be talking
about the city's relations with the Southeastern Michigan Coun-
cil of Governments . . . and finally, tonight is Chinese .language
night at Rive Gauche, 1029 Hill St. at 9 p.m.
Capitalist conspiracy?
Noted radicals Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman are no longer
official spokesmen for the Yippie movement. About a hundred
representatives of the Youth International Party voted to exclude
the two, a spokesperson said, because the members thought that
Rubin and Hoffman might be using the party for personal gain.
The spokesperson claimed that Rubin and Hoffman had been
charging high speaking fees, none of which has gone to the
party. The group also felt the two had been responsible for
calling off or quelling what it thought were peaceful and neces-
sary demonstrations. Hoffman, however was unimpressed. "I
haven't considered myself a leader of that party for several
years. As far as I'm concerned, it's all pretty boring."
Calley appeals for clemency
FT. BENNING, Ga.-Three Army clemency and parole offi-
cers spent nearly two hours yesterday with Lt. William Calley
Jr., sentenced to 20 years for the deaths of 22 Vietnamese
civilians at My Lai, then left without giving any indication of
what the soldier told them. The 29-year-old lieutenant has been
under house arrest in his apartment on this infantry post since
April 1, 1971. Under ordinary circumstances, a Clemency and
Parole Board panel would have considered parole for Calley after
one-third of his 20-year sentence had been served. Calley, a
former platoon leader was originally sentenced to life imprison-
ment. The life term later was reduced to 20 years.
Alive and well?T
BUENOS AIRES-Argentine secret service sources said yes-
terday top Nazi Martin Bormann was sheltered in this country
after the Second World War, but could not confirm newspaper
reports that Hitler's deputy still lived here. Weekend reports
published by the New York Daily News and the London Daily
Express claimed Bormann was living at a remote ranch in the
northern Argentine province of Salta. The intelligence sources
said other Nazis, arrived in Argentina with Bormann after the
war and were sheltered, particularly by Vittorio Mussolini, son
of the Italian dictator.
Modern day Neros
Moves to save the Leaning Tower of Pisa from collapse have
finally gotten the go-ahead from the Italian government, eight
years after they were first proposed.' Public Works Minister

Antonino Gullotti has authorized an international competition
under which Italian and foreign concerns have one year to
present schemes to stop the famous marble tower from crashing
to the ground. The decision follows an anxious chorus of warn-
ings from experts, who declared early in November that the
tower's lean had been gathering momentum for years while
Roman bureaucrats fiddled.
.Ops, we goofed
In an article in last Wednesday's Daily on the Advcoates
for Medical Information, the AMI was quoted as saying that
possible side effects from the morning-after pill range from
lockjaw to hallucinations. The AMI did not make that state-
ment. Clinical pharmacologist Joseph Graedon was described
by members of AMI as a "doctor." However, he has a master's
degree in pharmacology. The Daily regrets the errors.

Daily News Analysis
After six months of haggling, the
city's Ward Boundary Commission will
present the City Council with four plans
for redistricting tomorrow night.
Despite a compromise reached be-
tween Democrats and Human Rights
Party commissioners, it is not at all
clear that any of the plans will be
Plans that will be considered in-
-the majority or "Black Plan"-a
Democrat - HRP compromise w h i c h
would favor the chances of those two
parties at the expense of the GOP,
-the "Green Plan"-an earlier HRP-
GOP compromise generally viewed as
granting the Republicans three of the
five wards,
-the "Red Plan"-an early HRP pro-
posal, and



-the "Prior Commission Plan" - a
plan worked out by the old boundary
commission which was dominated by
While the Black Plan received sup-
port from both HRP and Democratic
commissioners, it now appears that
Democrats on City Council may not
go along with their representatives on
the commission.
Council member Robert Faber (D-2nd
Ward) last night called all boundary
proposals except the Prior Commission
plan "the cheapest kind of gerryman-
dering. The prior commission plan, pre-
sented nearly a year ago," he said,
"is the only one I can find that at-
tempts to follow the provisions of the
city charter. I don't care if the plan
loses every seat on council for the
Democrats . . . it's the only plan with
any integrity at all. I can't be a party
to such obvious gerrymandering."

Faber's colleague Nelson Meade (D-
3rd Ward) is also unhappy with the
Black plan. "It doesn't meet charter
requirements that the boundaries are
compact, and especially it does not
achieve that provision in -:harter that
wards are designed to be as represent-
ative of the whole community as pos-
sible," he said.
Steve Nissen, boundary commission
chairman and HRP member, indicated
that HRP council members Jerry D.
Grieck (HRP-1st Ward) and Nancy
Wechsler (HRP-2nd Ward) would voto
for the Black Plan. However, Nissen
said that if this proposal does not pass,
"we're going to vote with the Republi-
cans. The Black Plan was an effort
to accommodate the Democrats, bu: if
they won't go along with it, we'll vote
the Green Plan."
This proposal, according to many ob-
servers, would give the Republicans

aht expected
control of three wards and the HRP an room of Circuit Court Judge Wi
excellent chance in the remaining two, Ager. Most observers e x p e c t
both of which are drawn to include would rule in favor of the GOP.
heavy student populations. If, on the other hand the Demo
The Black Plan, on the other hand, split on the Black Plan and HRPr
gives the Democrats and HRP approxi- bers support the Republican C
mately equal chances in three wards, Plan, a veto by Mayor Robert Har
and a shot at another. The Republicans a Democrat-is considered likely.
could count on only one ward, based The dog-fight over ward bound
on 19 past election returns. may also raise serious complication
If Faber and Meade can be brought candidates seeking office in the
back into the Democratic fold to sup- election.
port the Black Plan it's passage seems All nominating petitions must be
a s s u r e d with Democrats and HRP with the city clerk no later than
members constituting a majority on 1, 1973.
council. The earliest possible date by v+
However, if the plan is passed, a the boundary question could be s
court suit looms as a likely prospect. is Dec. 4-the date of the secondc
The Republicans are expected to file cil meeting on the subject.
suit against it, and even if they don't After that, persons have up to 30
a local citizen-Manfred Schmidt--says -until Jan. 3-to file a court chall
he will file a suit. Thus, candidates for office may
In all probability the first ri..und of know in which ward they live in tir
any suit would be fought in the court file.

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Nixon to
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CAMP DAVID, Maryland
(Reuters) - President Nixon:
summoned foreign affairs ad-r
viser Henry Kissinger here
yesterday and agreed to meet
a special South Vietnamese.
mnvoy today to discuss the
next moves in the adjourned
Paris peace talks.
Yesterday's meeting at this
mountain retreat was Nixon's third{
with Kissinger since the WhiteF
House official returned to the;
United States on Saturday night
after agreeing with North Viet-
nam's Le Duc Tho in Paris that*
the negotiations should be broken
off until next Monday.x.r
White House spokesman Ronald
Ziegler said Nixon would conferr
with Nguyen Phu Duc, President
Nguyen Van Thieu's personal em-
issary, today either here or in
Washington to hear the South Viet-j
namese leader's objections to the'
aftse eaereaord echedth by PONTIAC SCHOOL OFFICIALS discuss the shootings at Pontiac C
the United tateaccord hea edt- are (from left to right) Richard Fell, acting superintendent of Pont
nam last month. Odell Nails, director of secondary education for the Pontiac schools.
Kissinger, who will fly to Paris
on Sunday, will take part i the BRANCHES ESTABLISHED:
President's meeting with Duc to-
'The conference with the Saigon
emissary was apparently agreed to IMocal
by the President so he could not P IR0GIr.vLeoaer
only receive a personal report
from President Thieu but find out0
if the South Vietnamese leader is
willing to soften his position.
While serious snags seemed to
have forced the recess in the Paris
talks, there was widespread spec- By CINDY HILL Plans to carry on a weekly price
ullation that the United States would
use this week's pause to explain to One year, two elections and survey of local stores have been
Thieu that Washington could not $23,751 since its formation, the scrapped due, according to PIRGIM
bludgeon Hanoi intosubmitting to Public Interest Research Group in members, to a lack of funds.
all of his demands. Michigan (PIRGIM) has establish- The major local focus at this
Talks in the next couple of days ed branches statewide, helped in- point is the establishment of
will likely test the chances of con- vestigate several legal cases and PIRGIM Course Mart courses.
cluding a ceasefire agreement in is working to create six University Mike Peisner, state board chair-
Vietnam by the New Year, diplo- Course Mart courses to expand stu- man, says there is a "good chance"
matic observers said. dent participation in research pro- that six courses planned for the
The critical issue appears to be jects. winter term will be approved
whether the abrupt suspension of And although PIRGIM's state- shortly by the Course Mart com-
talks in Paris on Saturday reflects wide activities are funded solely mittee.
South Vietnam's refusal to accept through the contributions of Uni- Proposed courses include "Break-
terms contained in the draft agree- versity students, the group is not downs in the Free Enterprise Sys-
ment worked out by Kissinger and now engaged in any local research tem," "Community Psychology-
See NIXON, Page 8 projects. Alternatives . to Prison," and stu-


Doily Photo by TERRY McCARTHY
Central High School at a news conference yesterdayafternoon. They
tiac schools, Donald McMillen, principal of Pontiac Central, and Dr.

class ends
in tragedy
special to The Daily
PONTIAC - Five students
were wounded yesterday at
Pontiac Central High School
when an unnamed youth
pulled a gun and started
shooting, apparently at ran-
dom, during a 10:15 a.m. class
break at the school.
Police last night were still
searching for a 16-year-old black
student who they refused to name
-their only suspect in the case.
Though police and school offic-
ials denied the shootings had racial
overtones, the Pontiac school sys-
tem has been the site of racial
disturbances in the past. Two
years ago, five students were shot
at Central in what was deemed a
racial incident. In August 1971,
several Pontiac school buses were
dynamited in reaction to court-
ordered integration by busing.
Seriously wounded was Timothy
Williams,y15, who had one kidney
removed in an emergency opera-
tion at Pontiac General Hospital
yesterday after a bullet entered
through his back and passed
through the kidney and out his ab-
(UPI reported late last night that
the gunman has been tentatively
identified as a 16-year-old Pontiac
Central sophomore. Pontiac police
refused to release a name, and no
arrest has been made as yet. Ac-
cording to police reports the shoot-
ing followed an arguement between
Williams and the gunman. Wil-
liams turned his back to walk
away and his assailant started
shooting, the police said.)
The four others wounded were
Nancy Worley, GlenwHahn and
Terry Kilburn, who were released
from the hospital in good condition
and Kathy Winton, who was also in
good condition but still hospitaliz-
ed yesterday. All are 15-year-old
sophomores at Pontiac Central. Of
the five, four were white, one
The shootings took place in a
fenced-in passageway between the
school's two buildings, where stu-
dents normally gather to smoke
See FIVE, Page 8
eard what sounded like "two fire-
cleared out when they heard the
aid. "There was this black guy all
n-green pants, green shirt and
ad a gun, and he was pointing it
id something, but he sure didn't
was like he was crazy."
,rtin th lnn 1 "Tt ined like h

money funds

rts around state

Court rejects Detroit
bid for state funding

On the inside
On the Editorial Page the Daily Senior Editors decline
to "Monday Morning Quarterback," and graphically urge
next year's team to &? *$X the Buckeyes . . . Sports
writers John Pananek and William Alterman, their tears

CINCINNATI OP) - A federal
appeals court refused yesterday
to consider a request that the
state of Michigan be forced to
provide funds to keep the Detroit
schools open.
The motion filed by Detroit
school officials last week was
dismissed for lack of jurisdiction
by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of

der demanding desegregation of
public schools by the use of ex-
tensive busing in Detroit and 52
suburbanschool districts.
The appellate court ruled, how-
ever, that it had no jurisdiction
in the matter under question, as
the portion of Roth's order con-
cerning maintenance of a 180-day
school calendar "was never ap-

dies in consumer problems, ecol-
ogy, public interest research, and
medical information.
State-wide, PIRGIM is involved
in several projects.
The group's legal director Robert
Flicks is inve itgarm;4 a tenant-
landlord dispute in East Lansing
and a study of sex discrimination
practices in Lansing and Detroit is'
being conducted.
Although t h e r e are PIRGIM
branches at Michigan State Uni-
versity, Oakland University, and
Grand Valley State College none
of them are at present contribut-
ing to PIRGIM's coffers.
Peisner reports that Oakland
University and Michigan State Uni-
versity will begin sunnorting PIR-'

closed down, Bill Meyers says, pretty hard to get," he adds.
which would increase the housing Although PIRGIM will not repre-'
shortage in East Lansing. sent the tenants, legal director
According to Peisner, however, Hicks has done "basic research
a little-known state law enables on the question."
tenants to get a court order to es- "He's digging up the law and do-
tablish an escrow account with ing a pretty good analysis of it,"
their rent. Money could be drawn Peisner claims.
from this account to make vital Peisner says the law has "state-
repairs which the landlord refuses wide applications," which make it
Ito make. relevant to tenants across the state.
The state law has never been PIRGIM, a non-profit, non-parti-
used, Peisner says, and is "pretty san group created to investigate
progressive legislation." pollution, consumer fraud and dis-
crimination, is part of nationwide
"The first court order will be program of PIRG organizations.
Pontiac Central:'(
T year in decade' sb
By EUGENE ROBINSON Hahn said he hI
Special To The Daily crackers."
PONTIAC - Administrators and students alike "Everybodyr
agree that 1972 was Pontiac Central High School's oi " Hahn s
most trouble-free school year in a decade-until dressed in gree
yesterday, that is, when an unidentified gunman green hat. He h
shot and wounded five Central students. and shooting at I
And now they can do nothing but hope the tragic "The guy sa
incident was an isolated one.
Yesterday betrayed its calm beginning and sound normal. It

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