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Vol. LXXXVI I, No. 85 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 14, 1977 Ten Cents T

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Wayward bus
A University bus driver had visions of flight
yesterday afternoon, but he just couldn't get his
bus off the ground. He gave it a hell of a try,
though. Careening down Division St. toward the
Broadway Bridge about 3 p.m., he lost control
on the snowy road, smacked into the curb of
the median strip, and bounced to the other side
of the road and up on the concrete wall of the
bridge. After knocking down a couple of protec-
tion rails and some fencing, the bus hung its
front wheels out over the railroad tracks for over
an hour, offering a bird's eye view of the Gandy
Dancer restaurant. Only the driver was in -the
bus, and he escaped with only a slightly bruised
ego. A couple of tow trucks yanked the bus off
the wall, but only after the accident tied up traf-
fic on Division, Broadway, and Detroit St. until
Mr. Oksenberg goes to
Political Science Prof. and China-watcher Michel
Oksenberg refused to deny rumors making the
rounds yesterday that he has been offered a post
with the National Security Council. One highly
knowledgeable University souree told The Daily
it is almost a sure bet, but Oksenberg main-
tains that it's "just a rumor." If such an ap-
pointment does come to pass, it will not come
as a great surprise. Oksenberg was one of
President-elect Jimmy Carter's advisers on China
affairs during the election campaign.
Prof essor Ford, con t'd.
President Ford's post-White House plans con-
tinue to be revealed in bits and pieces. It was
announced yesterday that Ford had accepted elect-
ion as a "Visiting Chubb Fellow" at Yale Univer-
sity and will spend three days on the New Haven,
Conn. campus in February. Previous fellows in-
clude President Harry Truman and former Sc-
retary of State Dean Acheson. A visit to the
University by Professor Ford this winter is still
t good possibility. White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said yesterday that the President is "difi-
nitely planning to do something" at his aira
mater, and that such a visit is "very high on
his personal priority list."
commence at noon with a luncheon at Guild
House, 802 Monroe, where you can get acquainted
with "Tapestry," a feminist counseling collective.
Yes, it's really happening today. Yesterday's an-
nouncement of the luncheon was incorrect ... You
can donate blood today, anytime between 1-7, at
the Washtenaw County chapter of the RedCrass,
2729 Packard ... Paul Raabe lectures on German
expressionism at 4 in Rackham's East Confer-
ence Rm. ... Jim Loudon offers another lecture
and film program on the Viking mission to Mars
for the Astronomical Film Festival, at 8 in MLB
Aud. 3 ... Today and tomorrow at 8 the Ann Ar-
bor Theatre Company presents a benefit perform-
ance for the VA nurses Narciso and Perez. They'll
be performing selections from "The Mad Madon-
nas" and "Bitch, You Crazy," at the Trueblood
Theatre in the Frieze Bldg. ... Bob Jacobs leads
a workshop on Herbs and Other. Remedies in
Natural Healing," at 8 in Canterbury House, on
:he 'corner of Catherine and Division ... There's
jazz tonight and tomorrow night from the Roots
['rio at the University Club from 9:30-1. Admis-
sion is free ... Crosscountry Skiing Clinic sched-
uled for tomorrow has been cancelled. It-will be
Assault on Methuselah

For the second time in two weeks, Methuselah,
he 20-year-old alligator at the Los Angeles Zoo,
.has been hit in the eye with a metal pipe. The
shock of the attacks, plus the seriousness of his
latest injury, may cost the old alligator his life.
According to zoo officials, Methuselah was just
lying in a pool of water Wednesday when a teen-
age visitor decided to get some kicks. A young
:man reportedly fetched a five-foot metal pipe used
to turn on water valves and jabbed Methuselah
in the left eye. He then threw the pipe at the
alligator, hitting him again, whereupon a repulsed
)ystander made a citizen's arrest. Methuselah,
11-feet long, has been tranquilized and is still lying
n his pool. Zoo Dr. Warren Thomas said Methuse-
lah may lose his eye, maybe even his life.
On the inside.*.
Editorial Page features a Pacific News Ser-
vice story on weather trends ... On Arts Page,
Cindy Hill writes about the 1977 Hopwood Awards
. And on Sports Page, John Niemeyer previews
Michigan's weekend hockey series against Michi-

Gov. c
With Wire and Staff Reports
Governor William Milliken appealed
for the power to appoint the members
of the University of Michigan Board of
Regents, as well as the Wayne State
and Michigan State University Boards
in his State of the State Address yes-
In his speech before a joint session
of the state House and Senate, Milliken
said he believes a constitutional amend-
ment should be considered allowing the
governor to appoint members of these
boards, rather than fillingthem by state-
wide election as is now done.
HOWEVER, SEVERAL state higher
education board members last night

ills for
voiced opposition to Milliken's proposal
and gave it little chance of receiving
enough support in the Democratically-
controlled legislature to be placed on
the state ballot.
Milliken justified the proposed change
by saying the appointive system "has
worked well in the selection of board
members of the other ten state colleges
and universities."
"I think it's irresponsible of the gov-
ernor," said University Regent Paul
Brown, (D-Petoskey).
"THE QUALITY of our three univer-
sities and the work that the boards do
at those three universitiesis an indi-
cation of how good the election process
is," he continued.
Regent Robert Nederlander (D-Detroit)
concurred, saying, "I don't see any rea-




son to change the existing system. It
has worked well in this state."
In the past, state Republicans have
generally favored filling state higher edu-
cation posts by appointment, while Dem-
ocrats have backed the direct election of
the board members.
"TO HAVE PEOPLE who are under
the governor's control - whether Dem-
ocratic or Republican - is bad," ac-
cording to Wayne State Board meniber
Dauris Jackson (D-Detroit). "Elected
people are more independent," she add-
Jackson suggested that non-partisan
elections might by better than the cur-
rent partisan system for selecting high-
er education board members.
University President Robben Fleming

said he didn't have strong feelings one
way or the other how Regents are chos-
en: "I never thought myself that it was
a crucial point whether they were ap-
pointed or elected."
FLEMING SERVED on a commission
several years ago that looked into the,
question of how regents should be chos-
en. The commission considered both the
appointment and election 'methods; and
came down "somewhere in the middle,"
Fleming said.
Other highlights of Milliken's State
of the State Address included:
* Taxes: No tax hikes will be pro-
posed for 1977, but the legislature will
be asked to correct inequities4 in the
Single Business Tax, and to provide tax
credits to encourage businesses to ex-
See GOV., Page 2


guilty to Arb


"She (o a)kept

Ricky Wayne Wilson, the 21-
year-old drifter accused of slay-
ing University freshwoman
Jeannine Boukai last fall, plead-
ed guilty yesterday to a charge
of second degree murder. Later,
he told a hushed courtroom of
the events leading to his shoot-
ing of the, 17-year-old student
in the University Arboretum
Sept. 30.
"She (Boukai) kept talking
'shoot me, shoot me'," Wilson
recalled during his testimony.
"I turned around, said 'the hell
with it,' and fired ..
WILSON, who is being held
in Washtenaw County Jail with-
out bond, faces , a maximum
term of life imprisonment when
he steps before Circuit Court
Judge Patrick Conlin for sen-
tencing on Feb. 10.
Through the terms of a plea
agreement reached between the
defense and prosecution, a count
of open murder was dismissed
once Wilson'' pleaded guilty to
the less serious charge.
It was believed that Wilson
would bargain with prosecutors
and plead to a lesser charge
after he stood mute at an ar-
raignment hearing shortly be-
fore Christmas.
did plea bargain to face the
lesser charge. Assistant Pub-

lic Defender Ron Carlson re-
plied, "We're .trying to achieve
justice in terms of the charge
and justice in terms of the sen-
Michigan state law, according
to Carison, guarantees a mini-
mum eighteen-month jail term
for second-degree murder.
The, most dramatic portion of
the hearing, however, was Wil-
son's description of his ac-
q'iaintence with Boukai, in
which he sketched a troubled,
despondent woman whose previ-
ous attempt at suicide had fail-
ed for lack of "guts."
BOUKAI'S troubles; according
to Wilson, stemmed from heavy
drug use and a lesbian affair
which "went down the drain."
Wilson testified that he first

talk in~g



shoot me'," Wilson re.
called during his testi-


"I turned

around, said 'the hell
with it, and fired. ."

Cold? Where?
Neither snow nor wind nor cold can deter Gary Gormezano from class as he strolls through the
cold with little more than a grimace on his face and a hat on his head. Gary tells us he's from
Iowa City, where the men must grow as hardy as the corn.

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See WILSON, Page 3
Carter call world.
heads; plans summit
WASHINGTON (AP)- In a pre-inaugural flurry of telephone
summitry, President-elect Carter talked to foreign leaders long
distance yesterday to set up an economic summit meeting of
major non-Communist industrialized nations, probably in April.
The telephone calls, to President Valery Giscard d'Estaing of
France, Prime Minister Helmut Schmidt of Germany, Prime Min-
ister James Callaghan of Great Britain and Prime Minister Ta-
keo Fukuda of Japan, interrupted a day of briefing for the Presi-
dent-elect and his top national security advisers by the Joint
Chiefs of Staff.
CARTER'S SECRETARY of state-designate, Cyrus Vance,
said the President-elect's calls also dealt with Vice President-
elect Walter Mondale's upcoming visit to those heads of govern-
ment and with "ways to improve the consultation process between
our countries."
Press Secretary Jody Powell said Carter invited the foreign
leaders to this country and said the briefings included "discussion
of possible trips . . . during the first half of this year." He de-
clined to be more specific.
Vance said he hopes the United States and the Soviet Union
can reach a new Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agree-
ment, but added that the briefings "really didn't go into the So-
viet military threat."
"MY FEELING is there's rough parity between the forces,"
Vance said.
Asked whether the briefings contained any sobering sur-
See CARTER, Page 2

By AP and Reuter
President-elect Jimmy Car-
ter's choice for defense secre-
tary yesterday became the sec-
ond of 11 Cabinet nominees to be
approved by a Senate commit-
The Senate Armed Services
Committee voted unanimously
to recommend confirmation of
former Air Force Secretary Har-
old Brown as head of the Pen-
MEANWHILE, Carter's, em-
battled nominee for the post of
Attorney General, Griffin Bell,
received a warm endorsement
from former Watergate Special
Prosecutor Leon Jaworski.
In remarks before the Senate
Judiciary Committee, Jaworski

nears approval

cited Bell's handling of a con-
tempt case against former Mis-
sissippi Governor Rose Barnett.
Barne t had been attempting to
block the admission of James
Meredith to the University of
Mississippi and Bell was the
federal judge in the 1962 case.
"He had the courage of his
convictions and went down the
line in support of the rule of
law." said Jaworski, who was
at the time a special assistant
attorney general.
BUT REP. Parren Mitchell
(D-Md.) chairman of the con-
gressional Black Caucus, and
his brother, NAACP official
Clarence Mitchell, urged rejec-
tion of the nomination. They

said that as a Georgia state-of-
ficial, Bell bowed to the de-
mands of- segregationists in a
school desegregation fight 20
years ago.
Jaworski also told the com-
mittee that in 1961 he investi-
gater Bell's qualifications to be
an appeals court judge and
found him well-qualified - an
unusually high rating for a per-
son who had not previously
served on the bench.
Meanwhile, Southern black.
leaders split with their North-
ern colleaguestohendorseBell's
"IT HURTS me to have to
come here and say anything
contrary to the NAACP. But I
can't sit there and let them de-
grade Judge Bell," declared
James McKinney, a black Geor-
gia state representative who
said he owes his political suc-
cess to the NAACP's decades of
struggle' for black rights.
McKinney joined the president
of the Atlanta NAACP, another
longtime black leader in Atlan-
ta and the black mayor of Pri-
chard, Ala., in supporting Bell.
Later, in an appearance be-

fore the Sena:e Labor Commit-
tee, labor secretary-designate
Ray Marshall became Carter's
first cabinet nominee to openly
disagree with him on policy
THE LABOR secretary-desig-
nate told the panel he wished
there were more money in Car-
ter's economic program to cre-
ate jobs through public works
See BROWN, Page 2

-French reject U.S. criticism

Traver Knoll, tenants
join TU arent strike
As the Ann Arbor Tenants Union (TU) rent strike against
Reliable Realty grinds into its fourteenth month, the union is
adding other landlords to its, list of undesirables.
Nearly half the tenants at the Traver Knoll apartment com-
plex on Barton Road have joined a TU-organized strike protesting
shoddy building conditions. And Trony Associates, the first land-
lord to sign a co'lective bargaining agreement with TU in April,
1976. has once again been hit with a strike.
A CITY INSPECTION of the Traver Knoll units led to the re-
voking of their certificate of occupancy.
"Most of us are professional people -- we don't complain too
much." said Nelson Galante an nrnizer n fthe Traer TnnI

PARIS (k') - The French gov-
ernment formally protested yes-
terday against U.S. criticism of
its release of Palestinian leader
Abu Daoud, accused of master-
minding the attack on Israeli
athletes at the 1972 Munich
Daoud, in a telephone inter-
view with the Toronto Star from
Al Fatah headquarters in Al-
giers, claimed he played no
part in the Munich massacre.

He said he expects Israeli
agents will try to assassinate
him and he is ready "to die for
my cause."
tionary also claimed in the in-
terview that an officer who ar-
rested him last Friday was,an
Israeli secret agent.
In Detroit, a bomb threat was
telephoned to the French Con-
sulate Wednesday, apparently in
protest over Daoud's release,

Consul-General Yves Coffin said
Police searched the consulate
offices but no bomb was found.
IN TEL AVIV, 11 French
Jewish youths visiting from
France burned their French
identity cards outside the
French consulate in protest
over "French prostitution to
terrorism." The youths, wear-
ing track suits and carrying
placards with the names of the
11 Israelis killed at Munich, told
reporters: "We are ashamed to
be French."
The French Foreign Ministry
summoned U.S. Charge d'Af-
faires Samuel Gammon in Paris
to tell him that the criticism
voiced by a State Department
snokesman "constituted inad-
rnissable comment on the acts
of French courts."
The French statement made
no reference to President-elect

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