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Treaty suitgoes Con
By SHELLEY WOLSON with failure to comply with signed by President James Mon-
treaty obligations made in 1817 roe, is in the National Archives
A six-year-old lawsuit, charg- which provided for the educa- in Washington.
ipg the University with failure tion of Indian children. During the 19th century the
to fulfill the terms of a 1817 Under the treaty the Univer- University sold the land to pay!
treaty with several Michigan sity is obligated by law to ac- off a debt. No complaint is made,
Indian tribes, will be back in count for profits form the sale against the buyers of the land
court again next Friday follow- of the land. but the tribes insist that the:
ing several legal delays. The April 15 hearing will de- University has a legal duty to
accountrfor1theemonies received
The class action suit, filed cide whether Washtenaw County accnt for he case has been delayed by
against the Regents on behalf of Circuit Court will grant the
the children of the Chippewa, plaintiff's motion to file an Marious 12 the niversity sued
Potawatomi, and Ottawa tribes, amended complaint to the case. the tribes charging that the
calls for an accounting of monies Paul Johnson, a member of the thtes chrin tht t
received by the University from Chippewa and Ottawa tribes, Washtenaw Circuit Court did not
a sae o Indan ducaionl orginlly ile the sui inhave jurisdiction. This actionj
a sal f Ii o971filed the sut in delayed the trial until August,
trust lands. 1972. The University then moved
IN ARTICLE 16 of the Treatyto dismiss the case on the basis
THE UNIVERSITY is charged Aof Fort Meigs, three tribes that the plaintiff filed the suit
conveyed approximately 4000 in the wrong court. An order
acres of land to the University denying this motion was entered
-"of Michigan but no money was August 31, 1972.
- " -" - paid to the tribes for this land. A NEWLY assigned judge,
SRT-20I The original Treaty, ratified by and the University's move to
the United States Senate and dismiss the lawsuit on the
grounds that Johnson had failed
."_to state a claim upon which re-
- i fief can be granted, moved the
:. " ". ~~~~~proceedlings to May, C AS InJuy1941973.
In J u y, 1974, W ashtenaw
$ I County Circuit Judge Edward
- " .- -.Kill them fast Deake handed down an order
- ..-..'- ....:-.without a doctor's denying the University's attempt
" prescription, to have the case dismissed. The
At first sign of crab lice University had contended that i
(intense itching, reddish Johnson could not represent the
bite marks, whitish eggs at class because of no blood ties
tached to hairs), get A200 to the Potawatomi tribe.
Pyrinate, the No. ImedicineThsagmnwsdiise
for crab lice. It stops. theThsagmnwsdiise
i - tching as it kills crabs and as the assumption that there are
their eggs. Easy to use, just actually three plaintiff classes
shampoo as directed. Get was incorrect. Since, by law, all is
-.-"-.- -'inexpensive I.Indians are considered as oneis
A-200 Pyinate A class, Johnson's mixed lineage!a
prescription " qualifies him as a class repre-
Liquid or gel. sentative.I
ELMER WHITE, Johnson's tiv
M i lta attorney, feels the problem lies W
i enforcing a written agree- th
igeth r atment. The expectations of the thi
present tribes' forefathers in se
A-200 Pyrinates this matter were raised by the stu
OoeAt all drug counters. first president of the Board of vi
R tin 1917 i

Staking out campus this week during former President
Gerald Ford's teaching visit, the dapper, lapel-pinned Secret
Service agents drew curious stares from students. The Secret
Service men stared right back.
In a job that takes them to the far corners of the world,
surveillance and "just looking around" makes up the bulk of
their work.
THE JOB ISN'T confined to protecting high-powered
presidents, visiting chiefs-of-state and some cabinet members.
Several of the visiting agents normally work long hours in-
vestigating counterfeiting operations in the 65 cities across
the country that house Secret Service bureaus.
One of the body guards, who would not reveal his iden-
tity, was on assignment from the Los Angeles counterfeiting
detail. He -said the Ann Arbor visit was "almost like a vaca-
tion." Working hard in L.A. for three months hasn't left him
with much. of a social life. He showed just what "hard"
means when he explained that in the 12 years he has been on
the job protecting politicians and chasing counterfeiters he
has put in 15 years worth of 40-hour work weeks.
His duties have taken him to China for a month as part
of the advance team for former President Richard Nixon's
1972 visit to Peking.
He says he was "lured" into the Secret Service by the
opportunity to travel on the job.
FOR ALL THE travel and excitement the job becomes
a routine one, and one agent characterized the trip as "tire-
some after a while." During their stay here, Secret Service
men spent a lot of time holding up walls.


"The job is just like an yother job," said another guard,
"The job is just like any other job," said another guard,
to smile, but as he leaned against a door a grin spread across
his face for a moment.
A career as a presidential bodyguard strains marital
relationships. The late. hours and frequent trips leave little
time for homelife and as a result many of the agents are
young and single. Most of the agents are in their late 20's,
and all of them have college degrees.
"IT TAKES A very understanding woman" to tolerate
the constant travel and long work-days, the Californian said.
The ranks of the Secret Service have doubled since 1968
when Congress extended protection to include presidential
candidates. About 50 women have joined the 1650 member
force in the last five years.
There was the usual chauvinistic reaction to women doing
a "man's job." But the L.A. agent admitted. after witnessing
the women work, "there are some I wouldn't mind going
through a door with."
PROTECTING Betty Ford is no different than guarding
Jimmy Carter, said obe agent. To insure the safety of all
his wards, the agent has to take the same precautions with
And "you don't let your political beliefs (about a par-
ticular candidate) influence your job" the Detroiter said. The
bodveuards won't admit to having any favorite charges.
If you like working hard and long, enjoy travelling, living,
in hotels and flying on airplanes, then you mightlike being a
Secret Service agent, he explained-"provided, of 'course, you
pass the security check, the oral and written exams and the
physical requirements. And he added, not too, many do.

It s p art o f the routine

Was Ford's vV
(Continued from Page 1) was ill-informed or he was over-
tentatively slated to lecture: ly prudent"
gain on campus next fall. Singer placed part of the
blame on the students for ask-


sit worthwhile?
the Carter administration's han- Solom, former president of the .
dling of the recent SALT talks. literary college student govern-
ment, dined with Ford and the
"THAT WAS obviously a very Flemings Wednesday night along
political thing," McGee said. with student body presidents of
"Clearly, he came this week to the University's other schools
make a major attack on Carter. and colleges.
This is his strongest criticism of "There was a very pleasant
Carter to date." dinner with a world leader "

PROF. JOHN Kingdon, who
aches a course in the legisla-
ve process, was also pleased
ith Ford's visit, saying: "I
ought he had some fascinating
ings to say-he organized him-
lf well. I think both I and the
udents benefitted from his

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tle acient ' Kingdon added that the an-
-eld. swers which Ford gave to stu-
dent questions were "pretty
frank" and "forthcoming." His
responses tended to confirm
material which students had
read during the course of the
term, K i n g d o n said, noting,
"That, in and of itself, is im-
portant. Students need to know
the readings are accurate."
Not all instructors were as en-
thusiastic, however.
"I FEEL THAT he just didn't
convey very much -information
to our students," said Political
Science Prof. David Singer.
Singer had criticized the po-
litical science department in De-
cember for extending the visit-
ing professorship invitation to
Ford. He said the invitation was
0 *merely a "public relations deci-
"I feel now that my reserva-
tions turned out to be justified,"
~ said Singer, who was present
* I v-hen Ford addressed a class in'
world politics yesterday.
"I FOUND his r e 's pons es
alarming," he said. "Either he

ing what he termed "naive" and
"badly articulated" questions.'
He said Ford "knocked every.
one of (the questions) out of the'
park. He was in the slow-pitch
.Singer was also critical of thei
manner in which Ford answered
questions at a faculty luncheon
Wednsday. "He fielded them;
with the kind of skill you'd ex-
pect from a long-time Congress-
man--he failed to answer any of
SINGER admitted, however,
that Ford has "a number of
saving graces." But he said he
still has doubts about the worth
of the ex-president's visits.
"Despite the real advantages
and gains, there were some
problems," Singer said. "We,
can't overlook them."
HE ADDED that although he
was the only skeptic prior to
Ford's visit, he believes theret
are "four or five" colleagues
who join in his dissatisfaction.
Bill McGee, a teaching assist-c
ant in the introductory Ameri-
can politics course, said he
"wasn't that impressed" withF
the former president's appear-
ance before that class on Wed-s
"I don't think there's a great
deal to be learned from SO-min-
ute , question and answer ses-
HE SAID A seminar format
might have enhanced the valuee
of the visit.
McGee said he thought the 3001
students in the class' enjoyedr
the visit nonetheless. But he
added, "In terms of what theyc
learned, I don't think it wass
that extensive."b
He criticized Ford for using
his appearance to lash out at

Students, too, had mixed feel-
ings about the ex-presideit's
campus stay.
"It was worthwhile," sopho-
more Jeff Lieberman said, "but
it wasn't spectacular. I kind of
got caught up in the aura of the
thing while he was there."
"I WISH that he could have
been more inspiring," said jun-
ior Rachel Solom.!

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Solom recalled. "(I was) really
looking into his eyes, seeing his
"Maybe that is why I was so
depressed afterwards-the inter-
action was so smooth, he was
so real.
Solom said Ford was "pleas-
ant, informative, knowledga-
ble." But she added, "I 4didn't
vote for him."


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would allow an egg to survive
two falls from the fourth floor
of West Engineering. Contest-
ants were not permitted to
spend more than $10 on their
Participants were also not
allowed to use parachutes or
anything the judges thoughtt re-
sembled a parachute.
LANDING THEIR egg safely
was the easy part for some con-
testants. One contestant's
egg survived the four - story
fall, but his device shattered
when it hit the ground. He was
disqualified. Another broke his
egg while proving to the judges
it was intact. He was allowed
to participate in the second
After one unlucky inventor's
contraption hit the earth, one
spectator observed a "viscous
yellow, dripping fluid" oozing
onto the blacktop.
"It broke," another observed.
after seeing his device's shat-
tered cargo slowly flowing along.
the ground.
BUT CONTEST winner junior
Vance Lorenzana's device earn-
ed. him a dinner for two at the
Flaming Pit as well,. as his
name engraved on a plaque
which will be displayed in West.
The mechanical, engineering
student explained that he de-
signed his contraption to work

like an -'automobile piston. It
consisted. of two thin metal
tubes - one inside the other-
filled with water to absorb the
landing's impact. The egg was
carried inside a padded can on
top of the device.
One of the more intricate
creations was Stuart Landay's
geodesic dome. The engineering
freshman placed his egg in a
sock suspended from wooden
rods and rubber bands con-
nected to a wire ring.
THE EGG survived both
trips, but two of the rods broke,
one on each landing.
Engineering freshman Chip
Pedersen utilized principles of
aerodynamics in his "Egg
Beater" - two wooden rotors
which twirled his egg safely to
the ground.
Non - engineering students
managed to earn several ,of
the contest's prizes. Senior Art
student Peter Scurlock's foam
rubber hamburger sculpture
earned him a two-dollar fifth
prize. LSA sophomore Kim
Weimer won a three - dollar
fourth prize while medical stu-
dent Paul Gleich captured a
large pizza for his third place
The non - engineering stu-
dent's monopoly on the prizes
was broken by two senior
chemical engineering students
calling themselves the "Ko-
mecs." The Komecs' corru-
gated box earned the inventors
a dinner for two.



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