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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 153 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 12, 1977 Ten Cents7

Ten Pages

Graduation proclamation
If you're one of the estimated 6,000 seniors plan-
ning to attend spring graduation exercises, be
prepared for a more scholarly than usual com-
mencement address. John Hope Franklin, a well-
known historian and professor at the University of
Chicago, will be the featured speaker on April 30.
One of the foremost authorities on black history,
Franklin has penned ,many books, most notably,
From Slavery to, Freedom: A History of American
Negroes. Franklin also helped write the NAACP's
brief in the historic 1954 de-segregation case, Brown
vs. Topeka Board of Education
on this glorious spring day commence at
the noon hour with a lunch discussion at the
Ecumenical Campus Center concerning "Ethics in
Our Inter-Dependent World"; main speaker will
be Paul Dotson . . . also at noon, Roadside Attrac-
tions will present a Pinter Revue at the Pendleton
Arts Information Center in the Union . . . Henryk
Skolimowski will speak on "New Developments of
Soleri's Archologies" in 1042 East Eng. at 2 . . . if
that sounds a little too dry for you, check out the
ball game between Michigan and Western Michigan
at Fisher Field at 2 ... go have tea with LSA Dean
Bill Frye from 3-4 in 6602 Haven . . . then at
6:30, the Recreational Sports Dept. will sponsor a
Bicycle Clinic at the North Campus Recreation
Building... Sigma Theta Tau will present Dr.
Barbara Hampton who will lecture on "Gastric
Motility in Tube Feeding Patients" at 7:30 in the
Kuenzel Room of the Union . . . also at 7:30, the
Spartacus Youth League will hold a discussion en-
titled "For the Rebirth of the Fourth International"
in Rm. 3209 of the Union . . . and if you're in the
mood for game-playing, trudge over to Rm. 2338
of the School of Education and try out the "Name
of the Game" game, a new game being developed
by Terry Anderson and Susan Ebel . . . finally,
a reminder that applications are now available for
Project Outreach's "Internship in Adolescence" at
554 Thompson or call 764-9279. Enjoy your exist-
San Fransexco
Surely, you've heard that old nightclub standard,
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco?" But have
you ever figured out why Perry Como, Andy Wil-
liams or Frankie Sinatra lost their lub-dubbers in
Frisco? Well, if a recent Planned Parenthood sur-
vey is right, we might have the answer. San Fran-
cisco, Planned Parenthood officials say, has the
most sexually active 15-19 year-old unmarried wo-
men in the United States. The survey places the
nationwide sexual activity rate of teenage women
at about 35 per cent. In hot, old San Fran, the rate
is more like 60 per cent. Why San Francisco?
Planned Parenthood officials are at a loss. Maybe,
says Planned Parenthood official Prue Schaefer,
it's because some trend-setting Frisco gals feel it
is a "status symbol" to be four to seven months
pregnant and wearing maternity colthes. And you
thought motherhood was out of fashion.
Felonious foolishness
Some April Fools joker up in Falconer, N.Y. is
probably yukking it up right now over the grand
prank he pulled at the local Marine Midland -Bank.
But bank officials, local police and the FBI are
not amused. It all started when an unwitting bank
customer filled out a savings account withdrawal
slip for $70 and handed it to a teller. She gave the
man his money, flipped the slip to stamp it and
read this salutation: "Give me all the money. This
is a stick-up. I have a gun." The teller immediate-
ly hit the alarm button whereupon police and a

FBI agent swooped down on the erstwhile bank
robber. After an hour of interrogating the con-
fused customer and a good bit of Holmesian snoop-
ing, the authorities found the answer to the puz-
zle. The same felonious message was scribbled on
the back of several slips placed randomly in the
middle of a stack. Ha, ha ha, said the police grim-
ly. They vow that the trickster will not be laughing
if they track him down.
On the inside...
Russian fishing vessels have been confiscated by
the U.S. attorney in Boston for violating U.S. fish-
ing boundaries. Details in the Daily Digest on Page
3 . . . the last part of George Cornell's five-part
series on "Black Salvation" is featured on the Edi-
torial Page . . . Stan Freeman reviews the Sonny
Stitt concert on the Arts Page . . . and on the
Sports Page, Rick Maddock writes about the Uni-
versity baseball team.

A long-awaited overhaul of the city zoning ordinance - which
could have important effects on the off-campus student housing
situation - sems to be just around the corner, according to a
Planning Department official.
City Planner Gene Katz announced yesterday that a draft of
the proposed ordinance revision has been prepared by planning
staff members and is being readied for publication.
BUT THE CITY wants more citizen input before making any
firm recommendations, Katz added.
The proposed revision would, among other things, effectively
set a limit on tenant density in low-rise multiple family dwellings
by applying a graduated scale in determining the number of liv-
ing units which could be constructed on any given site. This would
include conversions of existing structures, as well.




The draft revision also incorporates much of the develop-
ment strategy contained in the downtown plan approved last year
by City Council and the Planning Commission. It provides a pro-
cedure through which historic buildings may be preserved, and
separates areas which are to be intensely developed from low-in-
tensity areas.
KATZ SAID HE and his staff have spent nearly two years ex-
amining the existing zoning ordinance and consulting with com-
munity groups and leaders to determine what changes would
benefit the city most.
"We found no clear articulation of what the problem was,"
he said, "though everyone had a general feeling that something
was wrong."
Tenant density in the student districts was one qf the most
common sources of complaint. Under a 1963 zoning regulation, as
many as 60 units can presently be constructed on a single acre

of land; the officials who composed the ordinance had hoped it
would encourage construction of new student housing.
INSTEAD, LANDLORDS found it more profitable to convert
old single-family homes into densely-populated student apartment
houses. The problems of parking, rubbish disposal and upkeep
which accompanied this boom of conversions are as much a cause
of concern as the plight of the tenants who live in them.
"This is essentially a land use problem," said Katz, "and it
doesn't sit still. It creeps along, further and further from the cen-
ter of town."
The new proposal would replace two current zoning classifica-
tions and replace them with ones -which would incorporate a
graduated limit on the number of units to be built on any given
site. The limit would rise sharply for large parcels of land, but
would remain relatively low for smaller lots.
See ZONING, Page 2




tuition hike

President Robben Flem-
ing yesterday confirmed
the University will increase'
tuition next Fall. The ap-
proximate amount of the
hike will be announced this

Thursday's Regents meeting.
'"We have an obligation to let
the students know the approx-
imate tuition by the end of Ap-
ril, yetwe don't want to jeopar-
dize any additional chances we
may have for extra money from
the state legislature," Fleming
Because of the significant dif-
ference projected between the
University's income and expen-
ditures, Fleming said "the net
result of the legislature's fund-
ing, will not be too far off from
what we requested. The gover-
nor has an interest to see that
our budget is balanced."
Skyrocketing utility costs are
eating away at the University's
coffers, according to Fleming.
Within the last few years, he
noted, the price tag for utility
consumption has gone up by 90
per cent.
"WE HAVE ONE of the worst
utility problems in the state,"
Fleming said, adding that gas
- the campus' primary energy
source - has taken more sub-
stantial price rises than any
other form of energy.
However, the cause of much
financial woe may also prove
to be an indirect source of re-
"Our accelerated utility,"
Fleming said, "which is be-
yond the projections of all other
colleges and universities in the
states, may prompt the state
government to increase find-
ing apd help pay the above-nor-
mal heating costs."
Experiences over the past
fiscal year demonstrate the toll
utilties have taken on the bud-
get. The actual cost of utilities
See FLEMING, Page 7

Although most kids, big and
small, were out whooping it up
in yesterday's dazzling sun-
shine, there were a few who
were left under as well as out of
the weather. Outreach volun-
teers tried to cheer up a few of
the unfortunates, however, by
clowning around with patients
at the Mott's Children's Hospi-
tal. Recipients of the evening
entertainmnt are eight-year-old
Mathew *VonAlbade and seven-
year-old Trina Vanerian. Aprik
Alford is the Outreach member
between the two sharp-shooters,
Davida Fromm is in the mid-
dle, and Robin Kanter is the
one with the ears.


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Fleming No way
around it

"There is no way to get
around it," Fleming told a
meeting of the Faculty
Senate, Citing increased
University expenditures
and dwindling state funds.
though the exact figures on a
tuition increase hinges on yet-
undecided state appropriations
to the University, he would dis-
close an estimated hike, within
a one per cent margin, at

'New A
City Administrator Sylvester
Murray last night presented City
Council with a proposed $34 mil-
lion 1977-78 city budget. Although
the budget, scheduled for Coun-
cil approval early next month,
includes a slight drop in city
property taxes, Murray said the
average citizen will not notice
the decrease due to hikes in
property assessment and utility




Ruabin gets 'tok

TEL AVIV, Israel (A") - Prime Minister Yitz-
hak Rabin was fined $1,500 yesterday and his
wife was ordered to stand trial as a result of
the illegal American bank account that toppled
him from Israel's leadership.
Attorney-General Aharon Barak ruled, how-
ever, that there was no way to grant Rabin's
wish to step down until after the May 17 national
elections which threaten to end 29 years of La-
bor Party domination in Israel.
RABIN ADMITTED THAT he and his wife had
tried to cover up $16,000 they kept in a bank ac-
count in Washington, D. C. in spite of Israel laws

forbidding such foreign deposits. He said last
Thursday he wanted to step down as soon as
Rabin agreed to pay a Finance Ministry fine
and drop his insistence on standing trial with his
wife "in order to protect the dignity of the office
of prime minister."
Rabin is currently heading a caretaker gov-
ernment serving until the elections, which are
the result of a no-confidence vote engineered by
Rabin himself last December. The December de-
feat was widely considered a maneuver by Rabin
See RABIN, Page 2

Council also saw Mayor Al-
bert Wheeler begin his second
term last night, one week after
defeating Councilman L o u i s
Belcher (R-Fifth Ward) by a
single vote. Belcher requested a
vote recount yesterday.
NEW COUNCIL members Ken
Latta (D-First Ward), Leslie
Morris (D-Second "Ward) and
Lou Senunas (R-Third Ward)
joined re-elected members Ron-
ald Trowbridge (R-Fourth
Ward) and Gerald Bell (R-Fifth
Ward) in also taking the oath of
Council is now composed of
six Republicans and four Demo-
crats. Belcher was re-elected
Mayor Pro-Tem by a partisan
6-5 vote. Council Democrats
nominated J a m i e Kenworthy
(D-Fourth Ward) for the office
but were defeated.
Wheeler later announced that
he would seek Council's assist-
ance in instituting a city-wide
rent freeze during the coming
year. According to a recent re-
port by the Mayor's Blue Ribbon
Committee on Fair Rental Prac-
tices, Ann Arbor has the second
worst housing shortage in the
nation next to Boston, and one
of' the highest average rents in
the country.
See HEW, Page 10
Belcher' s

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
MAYOR ALBERT WHEELER is sworn in by City Clerk
Jerome Weiss last night for his second term in the city's
highest office. Five council members were also sworn in.
lawyers file petition

for recount of mayoral results

Lawyers for Mayor Albert Wheeler's unsuccess-
ful Republican opponent, Councilman Louis Bel-
cher, filed a petition yesterday for a total recount
of last week's mayoral election.
The electiona results, which put Democrat
Wheeler ahead by a single vote, were certified
by the City Board of Canvassers last week. The
results showed Wheeler won 10,660 votes, Belcher
10,559 and Socialist Human Rights Party candi-
date Diana Slaughter 356 votes.
ACCORDING TO City Clerk Jerome Weiss, the

he said.
"Of course, he's going to go for broke," said
Wheeler, referring to Belcher's decision to call
for a total recount instead of just a partial one.
"What does he have to lose? He can't be sure-
where he's going to pick up one vote and not
have me pick up two. Even if I come out ahead
he stays on council (as a councilman)."
HAD BELCHER called for only a partial re-
count, Wheeler would have had until 3 p.m. to-
morrow to decide which, if any, precincts he
wanted re-tallied. Belcher "saved us the decision,"



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