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, oU. LXXXIII, No. 79

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, December 12, 1972

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Ten Pages

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if you see news happen call 76-DAILY
Cuban refugee firms hit
Three explosions early yesterday damaged three offices of a
Cuban refugee-owned travel agency which forwards parcels from
the Unted States. Blasts occurred almost simultaneously in the
firm's New'York, Queens and Miami offices. Later in the day an
explosion ripped through offices of another package forwarding
company in Montreal. While authorities speculated there might
be a link between the four explosions, the Associated Press'
reported that its Washington bureau received a letter last night
in which a group calling itself "The Cuban Secret Government"
claimed responsibility for the bombings. The group threatened
further attacks against persons and firms doing business with
Cuba or promoting it.
Faculty members support IMj
A placid meeting of Senate Assembly, the faculty representa-
tive body, came alive yesterday when several professors delivered
scathing attacks on the present intramural facilities and ex-
pressed hope that the Assembly could do something to improve
the situation. Philosophy Prof. Carl Cohen lamented the fact
that of 13 new buildings the University plans to build there is
no mention of expanding or renovating intramural facilities.
Others complained of the time they waste waiting in line merely
to sign up for a handball court. Assembly Chairman Prof. Dorin
Hinerman directed the Senate Advisory Committee on University
Affairs to take a look at the problem and promised to put a full
discussion of the intramural dilemma on the Assembly's January
Pre-registration begins
Avoid long registration lines in January by standing in long
pre-registration lines in December. That's if yesterday's open-
ing day lines at Waterman Gym are any indication. Before head-
ing over to Waterman, don't forget to pick up the necessary
registration materials. LSA students who advance-classified
can get what they need in the lobby of the LSA Bldg. Students
in other schools and colleges can 'pick up the materials in the
unit offices of their schools. The organized chaos continues until
Dec. 20th. A last reminder: Don't forget your ID card.
Happenings . .
. . . Local Democrats hold their weekly Lunch Box Forum
at noon today in the Union cafeteria. Cooperative housing for
senior citizens is the discussion topic -. . . Prof. Harold Lawrence
of Oakland University speaks on "The Presence of Africans in
the New World Before Columbus" tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in
2402 Mason Hall . .. Today's culinary event is the bazaar, bake
sale, and potluck at St. Mary's aCtholic Student Chapel, 331
Thompson at 7 p.m. tonight.
Bush to replace ol
WASHINGTON-Republican National Chairman Robert Dole
said yesterday he is resigning and will be replaced by United
Nations Ambassador George Bush of Texas. The Kansas senator
denied any White House pressure behind his decision to quit.
Bush said it "came as a whale of a surprise" when President
Nixon tapped him to be the next chairman. Bush's actual election
as chairman will be up to the Republican National Committee
when it meets in January, but it is expected that Nixon's wishes
will be followed.
Even in the shower?
What does an Air Force enlisted man do when he meets a
naked general? He salutes. An order issued recently says in
part: "Salute when you recognize an officer even though you
both, officer and noncommissioned officer, are nude." An Air
Force spokesperson said this was "intended to emphasize thej
importance of saluting officers when recognized, whether in
or out of uniform." The spokesperson, however, was unable to
say under what circumstances officers and enlisted personnel
might encounter each other in the nude.


Joining local critics of University
Health Service, Ralph Nader's Health
Research Group yesterday released a
report which criticizes university
health centers for distributing the
morning-after pill without warning
women of the cancer risks involved.
The report relies on studies by the
Advocates for Medical Information
(AMI), a local group which recently
collected affidavits on the ways die-
thystilbestrol (DES) was dispensed at
University Health Service.1
The AMI survey, spearheaded by
researcher Kay Weiss and "herself"
Editor Belita Cowan, showed that:

--Three-fourths of the 69 women re-
sponding to the survey were not given
follow-ups after taking the morning-
after pill;
-Only four women were given preg-
nancy tests before taking the morn-
ing-after pill. The pill, studies have
shown, would not abort four-week old
fetuses. At least 100 women whose
mothers took DES in the 1940's and
'50's to avert miscarriages, have since
developed vaginal cancer;
-Only seven women were told that
the use of DES had not been approved
by the Food and Drug Administra-
-Health Service took family medi-
cal histories from only three of the




women surveyed., But, according to
Weiss, about 15 per cent had a family
history of cancer, heart disease and
diabetes. Massive doses of synthetic
estrogen such as DES is contraindi-
cated for women with family histories
of these diseases;
-Most of the women surveyed were
warned that the pill would cause
nausea, but only five were warned of
cancer hazards to a fetus they might
be carrying and none were warned of
cancer risks for themselves;
-Only 10 respondents were ques-
tioned by Health Service doctors
about their previous exposure to estro-
gens. Three respondents, however,
had had breast cancer in their im-

mediate family, one had two breast
tumors, and one had pre-cancerous
vaginal cells. None were asked if their
mothers had taken DES.
The Nader report also maintained,
"College women are being used as
guinea pigs, without even the most
rudimentary observance of profes-
sional standards and informed con-
Dr. Robert Anderson, director of
University Health Service, was un-
available for comment yesterday af-
ternoon and last night.
The morning-after pill was first dis-
pensed at Health Service as part of
See LOCAL, Page 10



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boundary suits




Parties ask
court ruling,
Many local political leaders
indicated last night that both
the Republicans and a Human
Rights Party (HRP) - Demo-
cratic Party Coalition will!
file separate court suits seek-
ing a final decision to the
city's ward boundaries con-
"A suit was to have been filed
yesterday morning in the County
Circuit Court by John Hathaway,"
said John McCormick (R-Fifth
ward) at last night's City Coun-
cil meeting.
Hathaway stated the suit had
not been filed yesterday, but that
he would file one some time this
week. "I'm filing the suit as a
private citizen, not representing
any political party," he added.
Meanwhile HRP and the Demo-
crats are planning to file their own
suit next week. "The suit will be
filed to make sure the plan agreed
to by City Council is implement-
ed in time for this year's elec-
tions," said Steve Nissen, a mem-
ber of HRP and of the Ward Boun-
daries Commission.
Nissen referred to the so called
"Last Chance Plan" passed by
council last week, following a
Dem-HRP compromise to defeat
the Republican's "Green Plan".
The Last Chance Plan contains
no "sure" wards but seems to'
strongly favor the Republicans in
one ward and HRP in another.
Each of the remaining three
wards will be contests between two
parties, according to many sourc-
McCormick indicated the Repub-
lican suit will be filed in favor of
the Green Plan. The Green Plan
purportedly grants the Republicans
three "sure wards" and gives
HRP a good chance to win the re-
maining two wards.
HRP gave the Green Plan a
tentative vote of confidence, be-
fore the compromise with the
Democrats was worked out.
See UNITS, Page 10

wander on
By The Associated Press and Reuters
Two Apollo 17 explorers
stepped onto a boulder-strewn
moon valley yesterday and
Harrison Schmitt, the first
scientist in space, called it
"a geologist's paradise."
Schmitt and commander Eugene
Cernan immediately began a 75-
hour scientific quest, u s i n g
Schmitt's trained geologist's eye to
seek missing links in lunar history.
His experience is expected to pro-
duce the most meaningful lunar
data yet on what may be man's
last visit to the moon in the 20th
The Apollo 17 command ship
America, manned by Ronald Evans
and orbitting the moon as a scien-
tific laboratory while Schmitt and
Cernan explored the surface below,
was bothered by two minor prob-
lems - a high frequency an-
tenna which apparently was not
retracting properly and a temper-
mental mapping camera.
On the moon, both astronauts had
initial troubles walking on the
slippery, glass-like dust of the
lunar surface and each suffered a
The astronauts sounded happy
and excited, repeatedly laughing at
how dusty they were getting, jok-
ing at each other's minor mis-
"I just got my first initiation at
getting very dirty," Schmitt said
jokingly as he tumbled while
reaching for a rock that struck his
"I haven't learned to pick up
rocks, which is very embarrassing
for a geologist.
"I look like an elephant stum-
bling round here," he added.
Cernan test-drove the lunarrover
and found it worked properly the
first time. "It does move, Houston,
Hallelujah baby," he said.
Previous crews have had trouble
with either the front or rear steer-
ing systems.
Earlier yesterday the astronauts'
spirits were high as the Challenger
landing vehicle approached the
moon surface.
"Come on, baby," said Cernan.
"Oh, are we coming in. Oh, baby."
Once the ship landed they were
eager to get out.
"Okay, Gordie," Cernan told
Gordon Fullerton at Mission Con-
trol in Houston. "We're hanging

AP Photo
BARBARA CERNAN, wife of Apollo 17 commander Eugene, clasps her hands as she watches her husband walk on the moon last night.

On the inside
Classified research is down, but alive and well at the
University, according to an article on the Editorial Page
by Copy Editor Rebecca Warner . . . Noted critic Herb
Bowie reviews the Allman Brothers concert on, the Arts
Page . . . and you can read about University Assistant
Football Coach Jim Young being named as Arizona Uni-
versity head football coach on Page Q.
The weather picture
Today's forecast is bleak: Snow changing to freezing
rain tonight and back to snow tomorrow. The temperature
will stay pretty stable with both the high and low readings
in the upper 20s to lower 30s.




controls, Nixon asks,


By AP and Reuters
WASHINGTON - President
Nixon yesterday announced he
will seek an extensioncof the
wage-price controls beyond their
April 30 expiration date. He also
said he will freeze new hiring
and promotions as well as exec-
utive salary increases through-
out the gpvernment.
The wage-price decision, made
public by Treasury Secretary
George Schultz, is one which
differs almost totally with the
views of the D~emocratic major-
ity on Congress' Joint Economic
Committee, which yesterday is-
sued a report saying the control
system has failed to control un-
The Democrats' report advised
that the controls be removed as
soon as possible, and replaced
with"some form of incomes poli-
Noting that the unemployment
rate is above five per cent, the
Democratic members said that
controls cannot be deemed suc-
cessful if they do not bring "un-
employment at least to the tra-
ditional interim rate of five per-
cent without creating unmanage-
able inflationary pressures."
The President also faces pos-
sible disagreement in the House,
where House Banking Committee

be joined by new federal cut-
backs, to hold federal spending
to $250 billion this fiscal year,
Schultz said.
This will include, Schultz said,
"very substantial cuts" in the
White House staff.
"You can sum it up by say-
ing the President is determined
to carry on the fight against in-
flation," the treasury secretary
Although Nixon's request for
continuation of the controls rules
out any return to voluntary
guidelines - at least if the re-
quest passes Congress - the

details of the new wage-price
system have yet to be totally
worked out.
To work out the fine points of
the new system, Nixon plans to
begin consultations both within
and outside the government im-
mediately. The consultations will
focus on such questions as how
to control food prices more ef-
fectively, how long the control
authority should extend, and
whether the law should be chang-
ed in any way.
The House - Senate committee
majority report, while blasting
the present controls system, said

the next stage in the. fight
against inflation should focus on
large industries and labor unions,
which, the Democrats said, exert
the most inflationary pressure.
They added that the removal
of controls over smaller indus-
tries should be joined by a ruling
out of controls on agricultural
products, despite a present rise
in food prices. They said a re-
cent study indicates food prices
will rise more slowly over the
next two years.
Nixon's goal, Schultz said yes-
terday, is to get inflation down
to between two and three percent.


'Co unty board make-up debated

Democrats are charging that a plan to
reorganize the upper levels of county gov-
ernment may "thwart" the new Democratic
majority on the County Board of Commis-
Although one Democratic commissioner
has estimated that it will take "about 20
minutes" to repeal the plan once the new

serve staggered four-year terms. They can-
not be replaced until their terms expire,
and although one of the current members is a
Democrat, all three have been appointed by
a Republican-dominated Board of Commis-
Besides the new executive assistant, the
plan provides for a second administrator who
would report directly to the commissioners.

Republicans deny that the move was po-
litically motivated, however. Commissioner
William Lands (R-Ann Arbor) points to long-
standing dissatisfaction with the way the
auditors were performing and says that their
plan gives them the resources "they feel
they need" in order to do their job. The
commissioners will still be able to do "any-
thing they want," he insists.

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