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See Today for details

Latest Deadline in the Stale

Vol. LXXXVI I, No. 159'

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 19, 1977

Ten Cents

Twelve Pooes



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Bad news
We think it's best to break bad news right away:
Today's is the last Daily you'll see until the morn-
ing of Wednesday, May 4, when the tabloid-sized
Summer Daily hits the streets. If you're going to
be in town for the spring and summer, call us up
and order a subscription, or drop by our offices
at 420 Maynard Street. What a year it's been-
Jerry Ford kicking off his campaign at Crisler
Arena (hey, he came in second, didn't he?); those
fun-loving Congressmen, Mary Esch and Don
Riegle, slugging it out for the Senate seat; those
folks over at AFSCME ... well, we all got a bang
out of what they did; then Al Wheeler won the
people's mandate to continue his gallant mayoral
crusade; and finally old Jerr winding up the year,
jut as he started it off for us, with a couple of
lectures on politics. Join us next year for more
of the same, and have a great summer in the
Good news
All you graduating seniors! The University Cellar
owes you five bucks, but only if you go in or give
them a call and ask for it. Whether you knew it
or not, many moon ago you chipped in the money
to help support the Cellar and all those terrific
bargain prices they offer. Upon graduation, you're
entitled to get it back, but they aren't obligated
to give it to you. It's hard to be sure, but no
one over at the Cellar seems particularly eager
to fork it over, either. In their required "Report
to the University Community," published in the
Daily a week ago, they told all about their finan-
cial holdings and everything else anyone might
want to know-except that seniors could pick up
the dough. If you want it, drop by the Union and
tell them or write them a letter including your
ID number. They'll mail it to you. Just thought
we'd let you know.
begin witha discussion of "The Legal Heir:
Pampered Favorite of Islamic Succession Law"
at 4:00 this afternoon in the Lawyer's Club Lounge.
The speaker will be Prof. Coulson of Oxford
University ... at 7:15, the Women's Studies Panel
will talk "Megathearies" in the Rackham West
Conference Rm. . i. at 7:30, the University Games
Club will hold a session of "Dungeons and Dragons"
in Rm. 2338 of the School of Education . . . and
the Gay Catholics of St. Mary's will meet at the
Father Richard Center, William and Thompson
Sts.. . . there will be a film-"Wall in Jerusalem"
-at 8:00 at Hilled, 1429 Hill . . . tomorrow and
Thursday graduate students in nursing will pre-
sent the Fourth Annual Nursing Research Sym-
posium in Rackham Auditorium. Registration be-
gins at 8:30 a.m. each day.
Perry's idea
Perry Bullard has this great idea. Our own state
representative is bringing a bill to the floor late
this week or early next week that would dras-
tically lessen the penalties for possession of mari-
juana. Under Perry's proposal, anyone caught in
public with 100 grams or less of grass Would be
asked, politely, to pay a mere $50 fine. If you're
caught with any amount in the privacy of your
home, nobody will do a thing to you. Here's Perry's
idea: it doesn't do any good to write your support
to him, for obvious reasons, so he wants you to g
home and write the state reps and senators in
your own districts, telling them you support the
bill. All these maize and blue types just getting
out of school for the summer and fanning out
across the state-well, it just made Perry's mouth
water. So get to it!
UGLI doings
Just to save you from that blood-curdling moment

when you rush to the UGLI to get in a little last-
minute research before exams, only to find the
place closed down tight as a drum: between Wed-
nesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 28, the Under-
graduate Library will. be open from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. After that, they'll be closing the old fella
down from Saturday, April 30 to Monday, May 2
for inventory.
On the iniside...
The Editorial Page features an in-depth
review of the year's major University events,
contributed by the Daily's University reporters and
edited by Margaret Yao, our managing editor for
University affairs, and by Ken Parsigian, our
editorial director . . . and on the Arts Page, Jim
Stimson reviews the Eugene Ormandy benefit
On the outside ...
Our heavenly informant has dropped word that
he doesn't want to take his finals, and so has done

A church group's attack on Mobil Oil Corporation, in which it
accuses. the global company of violating U. S. government trade
sanctions against Rhodesia, has forced the University to re-ex-
amine its connections with Mobil.
The U. S. Treasury Department is investigating charges made
by the United Church of Christ concerning the sale of petroleum
products by Mobil Oil of South Africa to Mobil of Rhodesia in
violation of both United Nations and U. S. economic sanctions
against Rhodesia's white minority government.
The University owns somne $1.9 million in Mobil stocks.
University Chief Financial Officer James Brinkerhoff said


iies Mobil
Did company Violate
yesterday he is considering making a recommendation to the Re-
gents for the sale of all the stock.
But Brinkerhoff added, "I would be hard pressed to take any
action until the Treasury Department makes its report."
Before the Treasury report is released, the University will be
asked to vote on the Rhodesian question at Mobil's annual stock-



holders' meeting on May 5. Brinkerhoff expects to receive Mobil's
1977 proxy statement-of which three pages will be devoted to the
Rhodesian question, later this week.
"NORMALLY, THE University would vote with management,"
said Brinkerhoff, "unless, we seriously disagreed with the recom-
mendations of management, in which case we would consider
recommending sale of the University's holdings."
The University began to examine its relationship to Mobil after
a student made inquiries into the institution's corporate holdings.
The United Church of Christ has published information which
it claims provides highly detailed information on how Rhodesia
See'U', Page 12


Energy plan will ask sacrifices

for Bell
While ,reaffirming the city's
responsibility to provide parking
for businesses in the downtown
area, City Council last night de-
feated a proposed Michigan Bell
Telephone employe parking lot
plan by a 9-1 vote.
Only Council member Wendell
Allen (R-First Ward) voted in
favor of the plan, which called
for the demolition of four homes
on E. Liberty Street and E.
Washington Street, as well as
construction of an 83-space park-
ing facility to serve Bell em-
Council member Earl Greene
(D-Second Ward) was not
Allen said he supported the
Bell resolution because "as a
city, we have neglected our re-
sponsibility in providing park-
ing" for downtown businesses.
He conceded, however, that
the parking lot was a poor use
of the land.
Several other Council mem-
bers, including Mayor Pro Ter
Louis Belcher (R-Fifth Ward)
See COUNCIL, Page 12

Pres.: 'Alternative
may be catastrophe'

dent Carter asked the na-
tion last n i g h t to make
sacrifices and support what
he called his painful, un-
popular programs to con-
serve energy because "the
alternative may be a na-
tional catastrophe."
"W i t h the exception of
preventing war," C a r t e r
said in a television address,
"this is the greatest chal-
lenge our country will face
during o u r lifetimes. The
energy crisis has not yet
overwhelmed us, but it will
if we do not act quickly."
nation's oil and gas supplies are
running out and that reserves in
other parts of the world will not
be able to meet the rising de-
mand for more than a few years
He said his energy proposals
"will cause you to put up with
inconveniences and to make sac-
rifices. Many of these proposals
will be unpopular."
However, he stressed, the en-
ergy crisis "will get worse every
day until we act."
Carter declined to unveil the
details of his program. The chief
executive plans to do that when
he addresses Congress tomor-
INSTEAD, HE cited specific
goals to be 'achieved and the
. principles used to formulate his
h "We must be fair," he said.
e "Our solutions must' ask equal
sacrifices from every region,
r- every class of people, every in-
terest group. Industry will have
n to do its part to conserve, just
g as consumers will. The energy
g producers deserve fair treat-
al ment, but we will not let the oil
companies profiteer."
To meet the energy challenge,

Carter set seven goals to be met
by the nation by 1985:
* Reduce the growth rate of
U.S. energy demand from its
3.5 per cent or four per cent a
year to less than two per cent.
" Cut gasoline demand ten
per cent below current levels.
r Cut oil imports, currently
close to nine million barrels per
day, down to about six, million
barrels a day.
* Establish a strategic pe-
troleum reserve of one billion
barrels, enough to keep the na-
tion going through at least a
six-month interruption of pe-
troleum supplies.

Daily .Photo by ALAN BILINSKY

It was too much for Rod Laver
6-4, 6-4.

last night at Crisler Arena. Young Bjorn defeated the Aussie,


Seniors look back at



"Plan your curriculum carefully. Find out about courses and
professors in advance and take courses based on the professor-
material is secondary."
This political science major's directive encapsuled the advice
given by 41 graduating LSA (literary college( seniors responding
to a randomly mailed Daily survey.
THE RESPONDENTS, representing 20 University majors, were
loaded with words of wisdom for less experienced underclass
students. They stressed the importance of setting goals early,
spending time wisely, and taking challenging courses.
"Try to plan a little and don't take the easy way out,"- said
a zoology concentrator. "Some of the most difficult courses are
the most interesting. Don't be afraid to challenge yourself or to
take a class from a professor who is known for giving low
"Don't be afraid of getting in over your head. Take chal-
lenging courses," added an English and history major.
"TIME IS VERY valuable. Find a way to spend it so you can
have a good time and be able to work your butt off," a math major
Most claimed they are "satisfied" with the quality of educa-
tion they received. A majority also said they have learned a lot in
Recount of mayor's
race begins today.

their four years at the University, and not just in academic areas
"I'VE LEARNED a lot, but mostly outside the classroom, with
a few shining exceptions," commented another political scienc
"I haven't learned, much scholastically, but a great deal per
sonally," added a business administration senior.
An art history major said his learning came from his own
persistence. "I've learned a lot because I've worked at learnin
something," he maintained. "I'm convinced, however, that yo
can drift through the University without a single meaningfu
See SENIORS, Page 2

* Increase coal production by
about two-thirds to more than
one billion tons a year.
* Insulate 90 per cent of
American homes and all new
* Use solar energy in more
than 2.5 million homes.
A draft of White House pro-
posals obtained by news media
showed that Carter was" serious-
ly considering a "stand-by"
gasoline tax reaching as high
as 50 cents a gallon, taxes rang-
ing from $412 to $2,500 on gas-
guzzling automobiles and price
hikes on oil and natural gas in

One frmfamily'S
battle againstPBB
Last of a series
Few mornings went by, back in November of 1975, when
} Lou Trombley didn't go out to his barn and stumble over a
dead cow or two-some days even five. He lost over fifty
head of cattle that one month alone. But the Michigan De-
partment of Agriculture maintained, at the time, there was
absolutely no chance PBB could have contaminated Trom-
f *bley's territory.
He begged to differ with the authorities and told state
legislators so. They've nicknamed him "PBB Trombley."
But the Hersey dairy farmer isn't laughing.
"I COULD go out to my free stall barn and just scoop
up dead calves-take them out in wheelbarrow loads," Trom-
bley says. "Cows had aborted embryos of all ages."
Chin in hands, Trombley leans heavily on his kitchen
table; his massive face has hardly known the feeling of a
smile lately. As a scholar on the subject, he is capable of
talking for hours on the problems wrought by PBB, the toxic
fire-retardant acident ix mixd A wi th ++Q afee d inn iof

The Ann Arbor mayoral tussle,
now entering its third week, will
move into what should be its
final stage this morning at 9,
when the Washtenaw County
Board of Canvassers meets at
the city airport to begin a re-

vassers met to hear Belcher's
petition for a recount. The peti-
tion, written by Belcher's law-
yer Robert Henry, a former
GOP councilman, was finally
allowed by the board, but only
after a lengthy argument.
The debate occurred because
the petition failed to give a rea-

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