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Vol. LXXXVI I, No. 100

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 1, 1977

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Eight Pages plus Supplement


Dialing down
It's going to be cold inside as well as out. Begin-
ning this week, the University will turn down the
heat to 65 degrees in all buildings in the wake of
unending below-normal temperatures and a re-
quest from President Carter. Natural gas use will
also be reduced by 25 per cent at the central ca'm-
pus heating plant. Heating oil will be substituted
for natural gas to prevent problems if the cold
weather continues.
Happenings ...
are all over the place today, starting with a
10:30 a.m. coffee hour at the Hopwood Room with
poet Laurence Leiberman , . . then, at noon, hear
violin and piano by Lori Sommers at the Pendle-
ton Arts Information Center on the second floor
of the Union . . . also at noon, there'll be a dis-
cussion of the "Current Situation in Zimbabwe" at
the Ecumenical Campus Center at 921 Church St.
with Francis Osamwonyi Osagie as the featured
speaker . . then at the Center for Continuing
Education of Women at noon, there will be a
brown-bag lunch with Karen Shill speaking on
"Personality, Values, Attitudes of Foreign Univer-
sity Students in the U. S. and Their Changes with
Time: Implications for Counselors" . . . at 4 p.m.
in the Pendleton Rm.,.of the Union, poet Laurence
Leiberman will read his poems . . . then at 6 p.m.,
there will be a ,Bible sudy class at room 4304 of
the Union conducted by the Baptist Student Union
... at 7 'p.m., there will be an organizational meet-
ing of the Undergraduate Political Science Associa-
tion on the -sixth floor of Haven Hall . . . then at
7:30 p.m., go hear parapsychology researchers Dr.
Barry Taff and Kerry Gaynor talk about the sup-
ernatural at Rackham Auditorium, and afterward,
go to Alice' Lloyd for a question-and-answer ses-
sion . . . then at 7:30, Sociocinema 100 Film Series
will show "Hearts and Minds" in MLB lecture
'room 1 . . . also at 7:30 p.m., the Dept. of Recrea-
tional Sports will sponsor an Aquatic Fitness Clinic
at the North Campus Recreation Building; valid
student I.D. card is required . /. . Lutheran Col-
legians will meet at the Darlington Lutheran
Church, 3545 Packard at 7:30 -p.m.; anyone inter-
ested is invited . . . then from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at
the SOS Crisis Center, 114 N. River St. Ypsilanti,
there will be a Divorce and Separation support and
counseling group . . . then from 7:30-10:30 p.m.,
join the Games Club to play "They Shoot Marbles,
Don't They" at room 2338 of the School of Educa-
tion, dorner of Monroe and East University .
finally, at 8 p.m., there will be a discussion of
Foreign Study and Travel in Room 126 at East
Pickled pigs' feet
Pigs are hitting the bottle regularly at the Uni-
versity of Missouri. Scientists there are experi-
menting with pigs to discover more about social
and physical effects of human alcoholism. The sev-
en tippling porkers in the study, some of whom
have developed quart-a-day habits. have shown
definite preference in their type of drink. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture report shows the pigs
preferred screwdrivers 19 to 1 over booze and
water or booze and cola. The scientists also found
the alcoholic swine face social problems as well.
The pigs' leader or "ing pig" lost his status as a
result of his drinking, but later regained it when
he went on the wagon. According -to the report,
pigs were used because, "drunk or sober, pigs are
a lot like people . . ." Oh well.
Squirmy snack
At last, all you gourmets who curl your lips in
disgust at the mere thought of a Whopper or an
Egg McMuffin have something to look forward
to. If Ron Caddie, president of North American
Bait Farms has his way, we may soon be munch-
ing away on "Ver de Terre" instead of potato chips
or franks. And what, you may ask, is "Ver de
Terre"? Why, earthworms, of course. Caddie sees
wide open vistas,, for worms if only the squiggly
little guys can g'et off fishermen's hooks and onto

dinnerplates. But how can this miracle be worked?
Step number one, in Ca die's eyes, is to call the
worm by its French na e. Step number two is to
offer $500 for the best earthworm recipe. Last
year's grand prize went to Patricia Howell of St.
Paul, Minn., who whipped up a concoction by the
name of "Applesauce Surprise Cake". Despite the
promotion, Caddie concedes that worms may be
an "acquired taste." But could it be any worse
than, say, pickled cow tongue?
Sons of Kong
Apparently, King Kong is not the only one who
occasionally gets a hankering to clamber up the
sides of buildings. In San Francisco, three sea-
soned mountain climbers .decided that they'd
tackle the 48-story Transamerica Pyramid build-
ing because it was "so beautiful - so climbable".
Unfortunately for Jeff Long and Edwin and' Grace
Drummond, police did not feel the good karma.
On the inside ...
there is a little something for everybody. On the
Editorial Page, Kent Cady replies to Michael Beck-

Staff fi
A group of Govinda's Restaurant em-
ployees is protes ing the apparent firing of
the establishment's entire staff Saturday
night. Govinda's is on State St. near N. Uni-
The dismissals - which restaurant own-
ers refuse to call a firing or lay-off - are
apparently part of a plan to convert the
natural food restaurant to a cafeteria.
OVER SIXTEEN of Govinda's 36 waiters,
waitresses, and kitchen workers met last
night to plan protest efforts against the
"We are all banding together to let the
community know what's happening there,"
said waitress Kathy Shenkar.
Govinda's opened under its current man-
agement in November. It was previously
known as Indian Summer Natural Foods
Restaurant. Govinda is another name for

red at Govinda 's

Krishna, a god in the Hindu pantheon wor-
shipped by the Hare Krishna sect.
ONE OF THE restaurant's owners, who
identified himself yesterday as Stavapriay,
said big financial losses necessitated
changes in Govinda's staff and format.
"I flew on here Saturday night from
Ca'ifornia especially to look at the financial
condi ion of the restaurant," he said.
Stavanriay indicated that old employees
were offered the chance to interview yes-
terday and get their jobs back.
"SOME OF THE employees aren't actual-
ly interested in' working very much," he
said. "They're interested in an easier job,"
he added.
But res aurant employees scoffed at Stav-
apriay's charge and blamed "total manage-
ment incompetence" for Govinda's econom-
Ic difficulties.

"The people that were working there were
working hard 'o make the place better,"
according to former employee Barb When.
"We put in a lot of extra time and we were
lied to right and left (by management).
They were real deceptive " she continued.
WHEN SAID that at a staff meeting Jan-
uary 24, co-owner Bill Bowman promised
employees a greater degree of con rol over
the res'aurant. Less than a week later, all
were out of their jobs.
Baker Erik Tho:npkins attribu'ed Govin-
da's lack of suicess to "the religious at-
mosphere they were trying to fois' on
people. If they had listened to us in the
past" he added, "things would be going
much better now."
Meanwhile. a snokesperson for the Hare
Krishna organization in Detroit denied any
connection between Govinda's and the
See GOVINDA'S, Page 2


Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAIWN
Employes of Govinda's natural food restaurant on State St.
charge they were fired en-masse as scapegoats for manage-
ment "incompetence."

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Results of a recent survey
show that a University plan to
pool meal facilities on weekends
by transferring students from
three dorms to other neighbor-
ing dorms is strongly opposed
by most students.
As a result, it appears unlike-
ly that the proposal, will be im-
plemented - though the final
decision is up-to the Rate Study
Committee appointed to exam-
ine the problem.
Housing Administration and Fi-
nance Judy Di Mattia, who re-

leased the results to The Daily,
was unable to quo e the exact
results of the poll last night.
The plan would have moved
residents from -Alice Lloyd to
Couzens, from Mosher-Jordan to
Markley, and. from West Quad
to South Quad.
"I wanted to try it," said Di
Mattia. However, objections
from s aff members and resi-
dents of Alice Lloyd prompted
her to give the proposal second
OVER 200 residents of Alice
Lloyd do#cended upon Couzens'
cafeteria for dinner one night

Carter proposals
include tax rebate
WASHINGTON (AP)-President Carter yesterday sent Con-
gress his $31.2 billion economic program that includes a $50
tax rebate for nearly every American. He said the program
"only promises what can realistically be done" to speed eco-
nomic growth.
Carter also said he expects business and labor to cooper-
ate in. attempts to control inflation by giving "voluntary prior
notice of important wage and price increases."
THE PRESIDENT SAID he expects to announce plans soon
to strengthen the Council on Wage and Price Stability - the
government's inflation monitoring agency. He stated that his
administration will "never let its guard down" against infla-
"The economic program I have proposed will set the stage
for substantial growth in the years ahead," Carter said in 'a
niessage to .Congress.
Carter said the two-year program would help create one
million new jobs by the end of this year, which would leave
the nation's jobless rate at about 6.8 per cent. The unemploy-
ment rate in December was 7.8 per cent.
See CARTER,, Page 8

'ast week to make known their
disagreement with the plan.
Ed Smith, resident of Alice
Lloyd and a member of the Ra e
Study C'nmittee, was pleased
with the poll.
"I'm very happy about the
results," he said. "The econom-
ics of the proposal were not
good'. 'It would save $11.40 (per
dorm resident) a year. It was
based on economic and not hu-
man aspects."
SMITH ALSO objected to the
proposal because the majority of
dorm residents next year would
be freshpersons who had no con-
trol over the proposed action,
which Smith called a "gross de-
valuing of human ethics."
Students raised other objec-
tions to the proposal as well.
Some residents claimed that the
consolidation would inconven-
ience residents who were re-
quired to eat elsewhere, and
that !long lines and crowding
would occur in the dorms to
which they were directed.
There were also complaints
that the feeling of community of
each dorm included in the plan
would be damaged, and that the
dining rooms would no longer be
available for weekend activities
such as dances because of the
extra dinners which would have
to be served.
Because the proposal was de-
feated, it is likely that dorm
rates will rise 8.4 per cent next
fail. With the con'solidation, the
proposed hike would be 7.6 per.

Daily Photo by BRAD BLNJAMIN
Parapsychologist Kerry Gaynor displays Polaroid photographs he says were exposed in a
haunted house and show the influence of "psychic forces."
Real life ghost hunters..
"If something happens that doesn't -generally fit sci-
entific principles; it's usually ignored," said Barry Taff, O r
a Los Angeles parapsychologist' visiting the University this
week with his associate, Kerry Gaynor.
For the past six years, the two have done researh
into psychic phenomena and ESP, and claim to have wit- a sh o W .
nessed several occurrences which don't fit commonly ac-
cepted. physical standards. By LINDA BRENNERS
THE PAIR CONDUCTED an ESP demonstration at Mos- Many students have mixed
her-Jordan last night before about 50 persons. Gaynor said feelings about the appearance of
the purpose of the session was to develop his andTaff's the two UCLA parapsychologists
psyhe c p arbiselitesndtoessouwagethers to develop n the on the University campus this
psychic abilities and to encourage others to develop their week. The difference of opinion
ability to communicate telepathically. arose as skeptical individuals
Taff' and Gaynor claim to have found that nine out of began to assess whether the
ten claims of hauntings are due to psychological disturbances benefits of bringing the guest
in the persons claiming to see them. The remaining situa- lecturersto Ann Arbor outweigh
tions, however, appear to be explicable only as "supernat- the costs.
ural" phenomena. Residence halls and other Uni-
For instance, in Culver City, Calif.,, the two investi- versity groups have pooled $1300
gated a house whose woman resident claimed to have been' to finance travel expenses and
assaulted by apparitions. an honoracium to Neuropsychia-
See ARE, Page 2 See DORM, Page 2

new edt *I
staff s
the news
The Daily has named ten jun-
iors to head this year's Editorial
Ann Marie Lipinski and' Jim
Tobin, the new editors-in-chief,
will be responsible for oversee-
ing the many changes'The Daily
plans to institute this year - in-
clhding a daily news digest, a
tabloid Sunday Magazine, and a
more localized reporting system

N profcaisno'
Jews, died in !WWII
A Northwestern University professor who published a book
which claims that the Nazis exterminated no Jews during World
War II has -caused a raging controversy in the Chicago area.
In his book, The Hoax of the Twentieth' Century, published
in Great Britain nine months ago, Arthur Butz - an associate
professor of electrical engineering at Northwestern - calls
the account of the Nazi slaughter of six million Jews "a pack
of lies" invented by Zionist groups.
BUTZ MAINTAINS that fewer than one million_ Jews died-
all of them from natural causes - and claims that the build-
ings now believed to be gas chambers were actually used to
disinfect inmates. His book also takes issue <with what Butz
calls other anti-Nazi "myths."
Rabbi Hershel Cukier of the Ann Arbor Chabad House called

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