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THE FATE OF
MASS TRANSIT
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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 76

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, December 8, 1972

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Don't count your chickens
The precedent-setting Democratic majority on the County
Commission may be overturned, as votes are being recounted in
two commissioner races won by Democrats in the last election.
Recounts have been asked by Republican Chester Carter, who
lost to Mari Lou Murray by 149 votes in the 9th District, and by
Susan Sayre, who lost to James Walter by 130 votes in the 8th
District. If either Republican wins when the votes are totaled,
the Democrats will lost their edge.
More Politics High
What causes normal high school students to become Univer-
sity politicos? Ask Oak Park (Mich.) High School experts. The
school has the dubious distinction of graduating more campus
politicians than any other school, claiming such notables as
SGC Bullshit Party member Dave Hornstein, student government
activist Bob Black, state representative candidate Allan Harris,
Responsible Alternative Party mogul Howard Victor, former
elections director and SGC staff member Victor Gutman, the
lost and found SGC member Joel Silverstein, University Housing
Council member Mark Share, former SGC presidential candidat
Scott Seligman, Board for Student Publications member Donna
Katzman and CSJ member Mike Rosenwieg. In addition, Victor
has named SGC member Bill Dobbs as an "honorary Oak
Parker." Dobbs disclaims the honor citing his departure after
Oak Park Junior High as the "crucial difference. I don't even
consider myself as part of the Midwest," says Dobbs.
Daily boy makes good
Bob Schreiner, an editorial director of The Daily, has been
awarded this year's Power Exchange Scholarship for two years
of study in Cambridge, England. The scholarship, provided by a
foundation set up by former University Regent Eugene Power,
goes to a University graduate who demonstrates "scholarship,
leadership, physical vigor and creativity." Power announced the
scholarship in the absence of President Robben Fleming, who
mistakenly went to the wrong office for the ceremony. Schreiner
is currently doing an honors English thesis on romantic English
poetry and was a one-time All-University champion in the half
mile run.
Happenings .,..
are all right, if you really want to brave the elements to
get to them. The University Ski Team is holding a ski swap to
buy and sell used equipment. (Don't laugh. You may need it
if this weather keeps up.) It's being held at Barbour Gym at 8
p.m. ... The city's Democratic party will be meeting tonight in
the public library at 8 p.m. to talk about "Health Care Delivery
in Ann Arbor" . . . And the International Center is holding a
"Travel Fair" with ethnic entertainment and information on ways
to work or study abroad. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Union.
Truman holding steady
KANSAS CITY-The condition of former President Harry
Truman improved slightlynyesterday after he survived an ultra-
critical period Wednesday night. Doctors at Research Hospital say
Truman's "vital signs continue to be stable," but his status
remains "critical" due to his "age and the potential for sudden
change." "He is not out of the danger yet," say hospital spokes-
persons, who rate his chances for recovery as "uncertain." With
the continued presence of a bronchial infection the major concern
centers around the strength of the former President's heart. The
88-year-old successor of FDR is being administered a constant
supply of oxygen while his life functions are monitored continu-
ously. Truman was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night after
developing symptoms of heart failure. Prior to his entry into the
hospital, the oldest surviving chief executive had been treated
for lung congestion during the past two weeks.
Nixon pledges military aid
WASHINGTON-President Nixon pulled a few more cabinet
appointments out of his bag of tricks yesterday, when he nom-
inated Claude Brinegar, a senior vice president of Union Oil,
as secretary of transportation. Meanwhile, it's "to Rome with
love" for John Volpe, who's being sent from that job to become
ambassador to Italy. Nixon reportedly took special pride in
sending Volpe abroad because the appointee's parents were once
poverty-stricken immigrants from Abruzzi, Italy. Nixon has now
named 10 members of his cabinet for his second term. Stay tuned
tomorrow to find out: Will Richard Kleindienst remain on as
attorney-general?
Filipino first lady stabbed
MANILA-Imelda Marcos, one-time beauty queen and wife of
the president of the Philippines, was stabbed with a bolo knife
yesterday during a beautification awards ceremony here. She
survived with wounds requiring 75 stitches. Her assailant, w'ho has
not been identified, was slain by guards after slashing several
bystanders. Thousands of television viewers in Manila saw the
attack, which was replayed on video tape many times. No clear
motive has been established in the stabbing.
More appointees named
BRUSSELS-President Nixon told the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) yesterday that 300,000 U.S. troops would

remain in Western Europe unless there were corresponding
Soviet military cuts. In a letter which Secretary of State William
Rodgers read before the semiannual NATO meeting, Nixon
stated that the "prospects for East-West dentente must rest on
a foundation of continued military preparedness." The letter
renewed the U.S. pledge to "maintain and improve our forces in
Europe and not reduce them unless there is reciprocal action
from our adversaries." Rodgers also called for a united struggle
to force the Soviet Union to halt intervention in the affairs of
other Communist nations. Most of the proposals were discussed
to prepare a new Western policy for talks with the Soviets on
security and mutual troop cuts.
On the inside
Get ready for some rough driving as the chill winds blow
more raunchy winter weather our way. Snow beginning this
afternoon will change to freezing rain and then rain by
nightfall. Tonight's rain will change back to snow and
diminish to snow flurries by Saturday morning. Tempera-

Film licensing
delayed; more
hearings set
Student Government Council members concerned about
"restrictive" clauses in a Student Organizations Board (SOB)
proposal for licensing University film groups postponed a
final decision on the issue at last night's SGC meeting.
Representatives of SOB set a date for open hearings to
rework the proposal this week.
Several of the proposal's clauses sparked objections at
the meeting. These included:
-A measure requiring film organizations to file mem-
bership lists with the SOB;
-A requirement that film groups submit to possible in-
vestigation by SGC agents at particular showings; and
-The use of union projectionists, by all University film
groups.

Ho, ho, ho
Barbara Cernan, wife of Apollo 17 commander Eugene, greets a Santa Claus cut-out on the lawn of her
craft Center in Houston, Texas yesterday. Neighbors, who called the cut-out "a Charlie Brown Santa" de
the family was watching the launching of the spacecraft at Cape K ennedy. The code names "Charlie Bi
aboard Apollo 10-Cernan's first Apollo flight. "I'm going to take the p hone off the hook, take a bath and go

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CONTRACTING GUIDELINES:

Abdiverse group of Councilrmem-
bers, including Sandy G r e e n
(Community Coalition) and Keith
Murphy (Responsible Alternative
Party) spoke against the propos-
als. Green described the member-
ship listing as "patently illegal and
unconstitutional."
Murphy felt that the proposal
set "dangerous precedents" and
that the clause regarding "closed
shop" film projectionists meant
possibly prohibitive costs for new-
ly .formed groups.
SOB representatives agreed to
strike the third point and were dis-
cussing amendments to the othert
points before a motion to post-(
pone further action was passed. I
Council chambers were filled;
with spectators and representa-
tives of several film organizations
now operating on campus.
AP Photo The meeting was taped by one
film group, Friends of Newsreel. I
home near the Manned Space- Their spokesperson, Glen All-
ecoraed te Cenan ome hile vord, criticized the proposal, say-x
corated the Cernan home while ingit particularly discriminated
rown" and "Snoopy" were used against newly formed groups be-
to bed," she said. cause "they have no reputation to
stand on."
rAllvord presented 695 student
signatures on a petition which
Friends of Newsreel circulated this
week asking for more open hear-
ings on the issue.
He described another measure
in the original proposal as "witch-
hunting." It prohibited the circum-
venting of licensing provisions by
Ithe "formation of numerous or-
ganizations, the memberships of
which generally overlap."
Representatives of other film1
tion in East Lansng aganst the groups, including Ann Arbor FilmI
renewed bombing of North Viet- Co-op and Cinema II, said they
nam during which massive ar- supported the licensing proposals.
rests were made. According to Steve Bernardi, a
A group of concerned East member of the operations com-
Lansing residents including local mittee of Ann Arbor Film Co-op,
radicals set up a fact finding "Distributors are very close to,
committee. After some pressure saying we don't need all the prob-
on the council and the urgings lems associated with Ann Arbor.a
of liberal c o u n c i l members We can either police ourselves or
George Colburn and Griffiths the have them say it's not worth it
council agreed to consider sug- to rent films to us."
gestions from the ad-hoc coin- Victor Gutman, director of stu-
mittee. dent organizations, emphasized
One of the suggestions was that "if SGC doesn't do some-
that the city look at the war con- thing to assure trust between dis-
tracting record of the companies tributors, the University of Mich-
frr igan administration will. And what
that offered bids to the city for we do is nothing compared to whatE
See COUNCIL, Page 7 they can do."

Passage delayed on an

plan

by

East Lansing t

By ERIC SCHOCH
The East Lansing City Council
Council has taken one step for-
ward and two steps back in an
attempt to pass a concrete anti-
war proposal which would limit
city contracting to companies
with relatively lower defense
contracting records.
The proposal was sent back to
an ad-hoc committee for clari-
fication late Tuesday night after
having been passed Nov. 21 by
the council. The war contracting
guidelines were to have been
Apollo 17
speeds along
toward moon
By the UPI and Reuters
HOUSTON-The Apollo 17 astro-
nauts partially closed down their
spacecraft "America" for five and
three-quarters hours of sleep as
their spacecraft sped at more than
5,500 nautical miles an hour to-
wards a Monday moon landing.
Looking back toward home from
a distance of more than 25,000
miles, Astronaut Jack Schmitt told
mission control, "If there ever was
a fragile-appearing piece of blue in
space, it's the earth right now."
The Harvard-trained geologist
noted that although he did not
previously believe the controversial
geological theory that the contin-
ents had drifted apart from a sin-
gle land mass, "When you see the
pieces, they seem to fit together."i

used in the selection of bids for
city purchase of garbage trucks.
In letters sent to bidding com-
panies, including Ford Motor Co.,
General Motors Corp., and Inter-
national Harvester Co., the coun-
cil asked what per cent of the
companies' sales were related to
defense materials.
Since the answers were, ac-
cording to Councilperson George
Griffiths,"bluntly vague," the
cou:ncil used a list of Defense
Dept. contractors provided by
ad-hoc committee member War-
ren Day. The council found In-
ternational Harvester lowest in
volume of war contracting.
The list of the top 100 Defense
Dept. contractors was compiled
by the Council on Economic Pri-
orities from Department of De-
fense data.
Assistant City Manager Arthur
Carney asked last week that the
anti-war guidelines be reconsid-
ered because the applicants were
not specifically told that their
defense contracting records were
to be used in determining the
best bid. However, representa-
tives of the bidding companies
had been present when the anti-
war guidelines were debated.
Carney also criticized the pro-
posal predicting it would cause
paper work "headaches" and
would drastically r e d u c e the
number of competitive bids the
city would receive in the future.
Tuesday night, Councilperson
Mary Sharp introduced a motion
to reconsider the use of the anti-
war guidelines on the garbage
truck bidding, calilng it "unfair-

ly retroactive." T h e council
voted 4-1 to drop the guidelines
for that particular contract.
However, the council sent the
general proposal to use war con-
tracting guidelines in future bids
back to the ad-hoc committe to
clarify the use of percentages
and volumes of defense contract-
ing in the guidelines.
The committee was also asked
to determine how the companies
involved in a bidding process will
be notified that war contracting
is a factor.
The ad-hoc fact-finding commit-
tee was formed last spring in the
aftermath of a violent demonstra-

Kissinger
continues
Viet talks
By AP and Reuters
Strong new doubts arose yester-
day about a pending Vietnam
ceasefire agreement as Presiden-
tial Envoy Henry Kissinger and
Hanoi Envoy Le Duc Tho held a
further four-hour meeting in Paris,
searching for a settlement.
However close they might be to
an agreement, it appeared from
the semi-public conference thlrt
Saigon's adamant demands for
withdrawal of all North Vietna-
mese troops from South Vietnam
remained a big sticking point.
478
592
are this week's winning
lottery numbers
Another problem of apparently
growing signficance is that of
political prisoners in South Viet-
nam. The North Vietnamese claim
these number about 300,000 - the
same figure given by Saigon for
North Vietnamese troops in the
South.
Hanoi Delegate Nguyen Minh Vy,
deputizing for Chief Delegate Xuan
Thuy, charged in a press state-
ment that the South Vietnamese
were engaged in the "odious task"
of sabotaging the basic agreement
reached between the United States
and North Vietnam in October.
"They are ruining the prospects
for peace so long awaited by all"
Vy said.
He argued that the Americans,
while pretending to adopt a mod-
erate stand, were supporting the
South Vietnamese. This proved, he
said, that "a gap exists - even
deeper than before, between the
words and acts" of the United
States.
The angry words of the North
Vietnamese and Viet Cong dele-
gates to the peace conference of-
fered a sharp contrast with the in-
creasing warmth of the Kissinger-
Tho talks, which for the first time
began and ended Wednesday in a
show of public hand-shaking.
Meanwhile in Vietnam, B52s
dropped more than 600 tons of
bombs in and around the demili-
tarized zone in one of the heav-
iest raids of the renewed air war,
the U. S. Command reported yes-
terday.
Smaller +U. S. tactical jets flew
90 sorties over North Vietnam's
southern panhandle in the 24 hours
ending at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Navy
pilots reported destroying 15 trucks
and a railroad bridge in the north-
ern part of the panhandle.

Columbia University newspaper
may g out of Ibusiness soon
By RALPH VARTABEDIAN rate of interest, but the university tional or international news events.
The Columbia Daily Spectator, 'insists on immediate payment on The paper. does not subscribe to
the nation's second oldest college the telephone bill. Brecher said that any wire services.
newspaper, has hit the financial the terms are too high. A survey of ten other college
skids. Unless the newspaper can Brecher said that with the aid newspapers conducted by The New
find money to pay off two out- of the new typesetting machine, the York Times did not find any other
standingdebts, the presses will paper had shown a profit of $4,000 papers with severe financial prob-
stop on Dec. 13. for the first three' months of this lems.
John Brecher, the editor-in-chief, academic year. In the comparable According to Timothy Condon of
said yesterday a loan to repay a period last year, the paper suf- The Florida Alligator at the Uni-
$25,000 debt on a new typesetting fered a $5,000 loss. versity of Florida, the paper would
machine and deferred payment of The machine will be repossessed still operate if the university's
a $16,000 telephone bill owned to in a month if additional funds are $93,000 subsidy were taken away.
Columbia University are being not secured. The university president has threat-
sought. ened to withdraw the money in a
Columbia has offered to lend the aure McGu thmanag fight over editorial control.
SpCtlmato 250atanfe8eperoenteeditor, added, "We will be self--_ ___ _
Spectator $25,000 at an 8 per cent sufficient in the long run. It's only
a matter of settling these two
[EM debts." McGuirl said the editors iOeirs,
are looking for a loan from an out-
side source to pay both bills.
The 96-year-old Spectator, dis-
tributed on campus free, has been
an independent corporation since
1961. It received an annual sub-J
sidy of $20,000 from the university By JOHN
,le. One proctor, Mark Gotfried, until 1969. The following year it "I heard an old man on boa
g has enriched my total educa- was cut to $10,000 and then elim- illanoise Company started at the fi
e, allowing me to interact with inated in 1971. & when he reached the top he hay
in an academic atmosphere with- During the last two years the wer killed & wouned."
pressures involved in a science paper has operated at a loss of This inaccurately spelled descril
nearly $40,000 and its cash re- is taken from a letter written by Ju
a student taking Zoology 411 said, serves are nearly exhausted. who served with the 10th Michigan
you can plan ahead much better. The paper has been fighting off His letters are part of a large
learn the material more thoroughly bankruptcy, however. Last year, recently donated by their collector,
,nran,.n nn n tn ,mit n a staff salaries were eliminated, andti i

NEW LEARNING SYS]

Keller

Plan

By BOB ANDREWS °
In an attempt to eliminate much of the inflex-
ibility of the current learning system, the Univer-
sity is experimenting with a new program-the
Keller Plan.
The plan, instituted at Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT), is being used in Psychology
321, Chemistry 111, Physics 120 and 140 and Botany-
Zoology 411. Other colleges have used it in lan-
Ql..' J C . Y j Cf.7: 1 P ; ('P

strongly favorab
said, "Proctorin
tional experienc
fellow studentsi
out the normal
course."
Jeff Maludy,;
"In this course,
You are able to:
bar., Ricanfl rnr

speak of
Ci~v~l War
KAHLER
rd say thare was one Cap. of an
foot of the hill with a full Company
A only 13 sound men left. The rest
ption of the battle of Fort Donaldson
dson Austin, a private from Allegan,
Cavalry from 1862-65.
e collection of Civil War materials
Nina Ness of White Pidgeon, Mich.

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