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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 111 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 12, 1977 Ten Cents E

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1U SEE NEWS W&j p ty N.ALlZtAglY
The good, the bad and the
Just as students' minds crumble while studying
in the UGLI, the library's outside wall is falling
apart, too. According to J. P. Weidenbach, Uni-
versity director of physical property, the metal ties
that hold face bricks together in the northwest
corner of the building are so badly bent that a 40.
by -.50 ft. section of bricks is being removed in
order to replace the structural fault. "It's a prob-
lem we have had with this building. The face
bricks have pulled away . . . for reasons we don't
know," said Weidenbach. Last year, the UGLI's
northeast corner suffered. a similar problem, and
the replacement of the face -bricks put the Uni-
versity out about $20,000, the same cost which is
estimated for this year's repair work. Although
the noise from the construction has not affected
student use of the library, UGLI director Rose-
Grace Faucher says the din is annoyipg to students
trying to crack their books. "The worst place,"
Faucher said, "is in the audio room."
Co-ed johns, cont.
Yesterday, the Daily reported in its story on
co-ed bathrooms that East Quad was the only
dormitory in which residents decided to comply
with University policy and abolish the joint facili-
ties. However, Alice Lloyd residents took a similar
action Thursday night. We regret the deletion.
Happenings ...
.. start after dinner today. At 7 p.m., listen to
"A Musical Anthology" by folksinger-writer Fred-
erick Douglass Kirkpatrick, at Trotter House, 1443
Washtenaw . . . also at 7, the Gay Community
Center, 612 S. Forest, will be open for your use
until 11 . . . Hillel sponsors a viewing of the movie
"The Fixer" in the Blue Carpet Lounge of Alice
Lloyd Hall at 8. Admission is 50 cents . . . finally,
at 9, pucker up with your sweetie at a Valentines
Day dance, in East Quad's North Cafeteria . . .
Have a nice day!
Gas pains
Federal Energy Administration chief John
OLeary, the man rekponsible for allocating the
nation's petroleum supplies, had a little trouble
Thursday with his own supply of energy. He ran
out of gas on the way to work. Addressing a meet-
ing of the Consumer Federation of America,
O'Leary sheepishly admitted that his gauge reg-
istered empty on the way to a morning television
interview. But like any good energy chief, O'Leary
discovered an alternative form of power. "I jog-
ged the last couple of miles," he said.

Cityca bbies
throttled by
Diali-A -Ride

For years Ann Arbor cabbies ruled the streets. Like a bar-
tender with the only saloon in town, they and their metered autos
dominated the city's direct transportation business. But lately the
big yellow people movers have been nudging up to even bigger
purple Dial-A-Ride vans at just about every stop sign and, accord-
ing to the cabbies, there's not room in this town for both of them.
"They're driving us into bankruptcy," complained Alice Mar-
tin, manager of Veterans Cab, the largest taxi company in Ann
MARTIN'S FEELINGS echo those of many cab drivers in the
city, who are competing with the much cheaper means of trans-
portation offered by Dial-A-Ride.
Dial-A-Ride, a service of (the Ann Arbor Transportation Au-
thority (AATA), will take you anywhere in the city not covered
along AATA bus routes. And for 25 cents, few will turn it down.
Cab drivers, on-the other hand, charge $1.20 for the first mile, and
Est cents for every mile after that.
"It's impossible to compete with them," said Gerald Voice,

who has driven a cab for 40 years. In August 1971, Voice and five
other cab drivers and owners sued the city on grounds of "unfair
competition." The suit was dismissed, as was an appeal, and a
month later Dial-A-Ride began service.
A CHECK OF the city controller's files, which stores quarterly
reports made by the cab drivers,verifies that the taxi business
may be in trouble. In 1970, Yellow Cab, the only other taxi com-
pany in the city, had between 21 and 24 vehicles. Now they oper-
ate 18, and last summer they had only 11 cabs on the road.
But Veterans suffered a more dramatic loss. In mid-1971, 45
cabs operated under them. Now, the number has dwindled to 36.
Masao Kon, a driver for Veterans since 1949, said his income
has gone down because of Dial-A-Ride. He proposed to the head
of the AATA that, in order to save the taxi business, improvements
should be made in the bus service so Dial-A-Ride could then be
eliminated. But his efforts were fruitless.
Dial-A-Ride started with three vans in 1971 as an experiment
conducted jointly by AATA and Ford Motor Company. It served
See TAXIS, Page 2

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Taj Mahal (above) and i
Peter "Madeat" Ruth brmig||
~ vtheir own special brand of d
d~. ~'~'* ~ .music to a frenzied Union
<4 . Ballroom gathering last
night. Madeat dazzled two
acopaid ya-a-cn
go-steel drum-bass band,
~ trocked the ballroom with
his Reggae-African 'vibes.
$ The shows were delayed for
~~75 miniutes, however, be-
T cause Taj strolled into the
ballroom well after his fans
had arrived.
Daily Photos by ANDY FREEBERG
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endorsed- b
WASHINGTON ()-President Carter's plan to replace
the personal income tax exemption with a tax credit won
the endorsements yesterday of Rep. Al Ullman and Sen.
Russell Long, chairmen of the congressional committees
responsible for federal tax laws.
Long, a Democrat from Louisiana and head of the
Senate Finance Committee, said such a move would mean
a simpler federal tax return as well as more equitable
treatment for persons at the lower end of the income
THE PROPOSED elimination of the $750 personal exemption
and the existing $35-per-person tax credit in favor of a tax credit
of about $240-$250 for every person was disclosed by Carter in a
question-and-answer session Thursday with employes of the De-
partment of Housing and Urban Development.
In giving his endorsement, Long indicated he took for granted,
that other steps, such as across-the-board rate cuts, also would
be proposed by Carter.
Ullman, a Democrat from Oregon and chairman of the House
Ways and Means Committee where tax bills begin, said through
an aide that "I think it is probably the way we'll go," referring to
Carter's plan. Ullman noted theie already was a $35 tax credit.
THE RANKING Republican on the committee, Rep. Barber
Conable, (R-N.Y.), also said he favored the principle of-replacing
the tax exemption with a credit.
The substitution of a credit for the exemption is expected to
be part of the tax-reform package Carter is planning to announce
this fall as part of his campaign pledge to seek changes in the
tax laws.
The substitution of a tax credit for the exemption is, the only
known part of Carter's panned package.
CARTER SAID the switch woud benefit low-income taxpayers.
The substitution also would mean a tax increase for around 30
million returns, congressional experts say.
The additional tax burden would fall on single persons and on
families with gross incomes above $20,000 a year.
However, one congressional aide who helps draft the nation's
tax laws said it would be unfair to consider this single Carter pro-
See CARTER, Page 2





... and Ullman-
Thumbs up for Carter


A star is born
First it was Betty Ford, dancing her way into,
the hearts of America. Then we sat and listened
about daughter Susan's sexuality, and son Jack's
late nights out on the town with Bianca. But even
with Gerald Ford no longer in office, his family
continues to raise the nation's eyebrows. Now,
Ford's 20-year-old son Steve has signed an ex-
clusive acting contract with Quinn Martin Produc-
tions, and will use his rodeo skills to star as a
brofico buster in an NBC series to be aired next
fall. "We are confident Steve has all the requisite
qualities to become a major television star in the
years to come," said Martin. Martin also indicated
that Steve will appear in guest slots on suchX
shows as "Streets of San Francisco", "Barnaby
Jones", and "Tales of the Unexpected." It's hard
to keep a good Ford down, we guess.
On the inside ...
. . .;turn to the Daily Digest on Page 3 for a
story on the State Natural Resources Commis-
sion's decision to bap'phosphates in household laun-
dry detergents sold in Michigan ... Rick Maddock
tells you more than just the score as he reports
on last night's hockey match between Michigan
and Denver.
i .
On. the outside...
. Rain, n.-Water falling in drops condensed
from vapor in the atmosphere, also, the descent

Film groups criticize

proposed X-film


Spokespersons for four cam-
pus film groups yesterday slam-
med a bill to ban X-rated mov-
ies from college campuses.
The proposal was introduced
earlier this week by State Sen-
ator Gary Byker (R-Hudson-
yulle). It would prohibit state
funded schools from renting,
leasing or permitting their fa-
cilities to be used for the screen-

ing of X-rated movies.
dent film groups which show
movies in University auditori-
Violators could be fined up to
$1,000 for each day such a mov-
ie is screened.
"That's an awful restriction on
civil liberties," said Jane Sie-
gel, president of Cinema II. "It-
would restrict us from showing

AFSCME strike now u

A News Analysis
Next Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., time will
have run out for contract talks between
the University and the American Federa-
tion of State, County and Municipal Em-
ployes (AFSCME, Local 1583).
By that hour, the union will have either
reached a settlement on a new contract
with the University, extended the bar-
gaining deadline a third time, or talks
will have broken down and workers in
food service, maintenance, hospital and
groundskeening areas will have Rone on

Talks. near completion

In this year's contract talks, AFSCME
negotiators have devoted most of their
time fighting for non-economic improve-
ments, rather than for wages and bene-
ANDERSON'ADMITS the University is
in bad financial condition. "All you have
to do is read the papers," he says. An-
derson reasons 'that University negotia-
tors are in a better position to give the
union what it wants in job classifica-
tions, grievance processes and employe
nnm a ti-'tncr ...A* - A.

films that are outstandingly
good," she added
SIEGEL SAID many critically
acclaimed movies would be af-
fected by a blanket ban on X-
rated films and gave 'Last Tan-
go in Paris' as an example.
'Last Tango' is one film Cinema
II has brought to campus.
"I'm sure lots of stuff we
show is X-rated. We never pay
attention," she continued.
Duane Mrohs, house manager
for the Ann Arbor Film Co-op,
said legislation using the X-rat-
ing is really a catch-pail for
many different types of movies.
of X-rated movies." said Mrohs.
"First, there is a group which
includes films like 'Midnight
Cowboy,' 'Satyricon,' 'Clockwork
Orange' and 'Performance.'
These were all X-rated, although
some have been reduced to 'R.'
Then there is XX - soft core
porn, and XXX -hard core
"Who's to say what type of
thing people should see? That's
censorship," he concluded.
Cinema Guild's Pat Murphy
termed the nronnsal "one of the

posa's to University negotiators. Ander-
son expects to discuss "at least a com-
promise" today..
"I think the University will deal with
(the proposal) realistically and try to
meet our demands," he said.
Since their initiation last November, ne-
gotiations have been termed "smooth,"
a = Cf)1R l- }arP y ri>> nneni

usually a period of bitterness between
management and employes, have been
relatively peaceful for AFSCME and the
When AFSCME scheduled a mass un-
ion meeting to decide whether or not to
give its negotiating team the power to
call a strike, the Universiy called the
action routine. No hnrsh words were

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