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Latest Deadline in the State

Vol. LXXXVII, No. 20

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 1, 1976

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


A better way
Two elderly mountain men from way down
south in Cottuh country say you can't trust the
moon anymore for predicting weather now that the
astronauts have been messing with it. "I used to
rely on the moon pretty good, but they done knock-
ed some chunks out of it and they might even
have parked some junk cars on it," professes
Paul Westmoreland, a 78 year-old native of the
north Georgia mountains. Anyway, Westmoreland
predicts a "doozy" of a winter down in Georgia
while 62 year-old Harley Brady says the moon has
been a problem ever since the astronauts made
off with chunks, presumably moon-rocks, for scien-
tific scrutiny. The way the Daily has been predict-
ing Ann Arbor's weather as of late, maybe we'll
give these two gents a call.
The company accused of contaminating the
James River in Virginia by dumping the toxic
insecticide Kepone into a sewer system was ac-
quitted yesterday by a federal judge. U. S. District
Court Judge Robert Merhige dismissed all charges
against the Allied Chemical Co. due to insufficient
evidence to sustain a guilty verdict. Allied was ac-
quitted of nine counts of aiding and abetting Life
Science Products, a Kepone manufacturer, in
dumping the dangerous chemical from its plant
into the Hopewell, Va. sewer system and one
count of conspiring with Life Science to perpetu-
ate the pollution. Life Science Products was closed
by the state last year after many of its employes
became ill with Kepone poisoning. Kepone was
later found in marine life in the James River and
the Chesapeake Bay.
Happenings ...
. . . will satisfy your hunger pangs today.
There's a noon luncheon with two members of the
U.S.-China Peoples' Friendship Association at
Guild House, 802 Monroe. For 50c, you get home-
made soup and sandwiches . . . You can wash all
that down at 3:30 by attending the Coffee Hour at
the International Center, 603 E. Madison. Coffee
will be brewing until 5 . . . If soup, sandwiches and
coffee isn't enough for you, how about a Senega-
lese dinner at 6? Well, you can sample traditional
Senegalese fare for $1.75, at Guild House. Reser-
vations are necessary, so call 662-5189 for any
information. By the way, both the noon luncheon
and the Senegalese dinner are sponsored by the
Guild House Campus Ministry . .. Now that you're
sufficiently stuffed, there's nothing better after a
meal than Tyagi Ji, the cosmic transmitter. He'll
be doing his thing at the Friends Meeting House,
1420 Hill, at 7. Admission free . . . At 8, the U.S.-
China Peoples' Friendship Association and China
Study Club are sponsoring a lecture by Susan War-
ren, an expert on China, in celebration of the 27th
anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Repub-
lic of China. Books, magazines, posters and art
prints will be on sale before Warren's talk in the
Henderson Room of the Michigan League . . . To-
day is the last day to register for interviews for
LSA College Committees. Sign up is in Room 4001
of the Union . . And, finally, applications will be
available today for scholarships provided by the
Center for Continuing Education of Women
(CEW). You can pick them up at CEW headquar-
ters, 330 Thompson ... Have a nice day!
The mnail goes throttgh
That little Postal Service jingle about rain, hail
and gloom of night not being enough to stop deliv-

ery of the mail doesn't say anything about earth-
quakes, which presumably lets them off the hook
for 11 undelivered letters found in Anchorage,
Alaska recently. They were postmarked March 27,
1964 -- the day the city was hit by a devastating
quake - and were found in dismantled mail cases.
Two of the communiques were apparently per-
sotnal, including one sent to a woman in Brooklyn.
Quipped the Anchorage Postmaster, Robert Opin-
sky: "Let's hope the letter from the Anchorage
boy to the Brooklyn girl didn't contain a proposal
of marriage." la ha ha.
Ott the inside..
Jon Pansius spoofs Jimmy Carter on the
Editorial Page . . . Arts Page offers a preview of
the Benny Goodman Concert by Loran Walker . . .
and Sports has some inside scoop on the Wolver-

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strike looms
Walk-out depends on
r _ membership mood
Six months of contract negotiations between the
Graduate Employe Organization (GEO) and the Univer-
sity Administration collapsed yesterday leaving Univer-
sity bargainers dead in their tracks and union leaders
talking strike.
It is obvious that the administration is not going to
respond to anything less than action," said GEO bar-
gainer Barbara Weinstein after the fifth unproductive
mediation session.
LAST TUESDAY, GEO presented a set of revised pro-
posals which the University yesterday emphatically re-

jected, an action Weinstein la-
beled "the last straw."
"On most issues they only
introduced some new language
so that now we're even further
apart than we were before
mediation," explained Chief
University bargainer John For-
syth. "We're just not at all in
the same ballpark - no where
even close to being agreement
and our imagination has run
out," he added.
Meanwhile, imaginations are
stirring in the GEO office and
although discussion sometimes
turns to recourses such as bind-
ing arbitration and fact find-
ing, strike talk is favored. The
alternatives will not come un-
der membership scrutiny until
the actualcontract negotiation
deadline, Oct. 5th.
STILL, despite bogged-down
talks and reverberations of the
1975 GEO strike, many Uni-
versity administrators are not
ready to throw up their hands.
"I think GEO has a little way
to go yet and we look forward
to a settlement," commented
Vice President for Academic
Affairs, Frank Rhodes who is
not anticipating a strike. He
suggested "really getting down
to baraaining," as a solution to
the problem.
However, University Presi-
dent Robben Fleming too be-
See WALK-OUT, Page 6

Life on
Mars is
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The
Viking mission's chances of find-
ing life on Mars were dealt a
blow yesterday when latest data
from the Viking 2 robot showed
no sign of organic material in
the Martian soil.
Life as we know it is not pos-
sible without organics -. tiny
chains of carbon atoms -- and
neither of the Viking landers
have found organic matter in
their probes of Mars' red soil.
GENTRY LEE, director of the
mission's science analysis, said
there was still the possibility of
life on Mars but admitted that
it was difficult to "explain no
Scientists said Viking 2 will
conduct furtherdsearches for
organics - including a dig un-
der a Martian rock -- but there
was not much hope here at Jet

Daily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
The University and GEO are not the only forces on campus waging a tug-of-war these days. Yesterday, residents of Mark-
ley's third and fourth floor Reeves went at it, with fourth floor (shown above) eventually emerging victorious. No word on
a rematch.

Ford declared yesterday that
"no money ever went to me
personally" from past political
campaigns, and said his con-
science is clear in connection
with past campaign finances
and golf outings with corpora-
tion officials.
In an abruptly convened Oval
Office news conference, the
President said he is confident
two federal investigations now
in progress will show he is "free
of any allegations" of impro-
'priety in handling campaign
finances and golfing with busi-
ness executives.
AT ONE POINT the President
said flatly that congressional
business had never been dis-
cussed with corporate officials
on the golf course. Later he cor-
rected himself, saying he may
have discussed official matters
"in a casual way." But he added
that none of the executives ever
sought any special favors from
With the two probes under
way in the midst of the election
campaign, Ford told reporters
he thinks "it is vitally important
that any aspect of either one of
these matters be fully resolved
as quickly as possible."

Campaigning in Boston, Demo-
cratic challenger Jimmy Carter
said he accepted Ford's state-
ments at face value. "Does that
end it?" Carter was asked. "As
far as I'm concerned it does,"
he replied.
CARTER AND his running
mate, Sen. Walter Mondale, had
begun to show interest in the
investigations as a campaign


issue in recent days, with Carter
saying on Wednesday that Ford
should submit himself to "tough
cross-examination" by reporters.
Ford expressed "full confi-
dence in the integrity" of Water-
gate special prosecutor Charles
Ruff, whose office is studying
Republican party financial rec-
ords from Ford's home district
in Kent County, Mich., reported-

ly to determine whether Ford
converted contributions from
maritime unions to his own use
or to any other illegal purpose
while a member of the House.
A separate inquiry is under
way by the Securities and Ex-
change Commission (SEC) into
corporate entertainment of fed-
eral officials, including Ford.
See FORD, Page 10

U.S. hits Russia on S. Africa

- Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger declared yesterday
that southern Africa is on a
course toward peace and racial
justice but outside powers "fuel-
ing the flames of war and racial
hatred" could "doom opportuni-
ties that might never return."
Kissinger, making his annual
speech before the U.N. General
Assembly, peppered the review
of world affairs with thrusts at
the Soviet Union.
HE SAID the United States is
disturbed by the continuing ac-
cumulation of Russian arms
and, in an obvious reference to

Angola, "by recent instances of
military intervention to tip the
scales in local conflicts in dis-
tant continents."
The future of mankind re-
quires coexistence by the super-
powers, Kissinger said, and re-
straint must be reciprocal and
global - "There can be no
selective detente."
Besides the evident irritation
with Moscow, he jabbed at the
Third World for bloc voting and
a widespread tendency "to come
here for battle rather than nego-
tiation." If these trends persist,
Kissinger said, "the hope for
See U.S., Page 10

Congress reverses
social welfare veto
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - Congress yesterday easily overrode President
Ford's veto of a bill providing 56.6 billion dollars in funds for
health, education and other social welfare programs.
The bill now becomes law over the President's objections that
it was inflationary. It was only the 12th time in the past two
years that the Democratic-controlled Congress has been able to
upset a veto by President Ford.
CONGRESSIONAL ACTION on the measure was completed
when the Senate voted 67 to 15 to override. A few hours earlier,
the House of Representatives voted 312-93 for the bill.
Earlier, Congress passed a compromise revenue-sharing meas-
ure, an action which should clear the way for adjournment for the
year today.
Ford issued a statement saying passage of the revenue sharing
bill was "a most significant accomplishment," although, he said,
it "is not all that I and the mayors, county executives and
governors had hoped for."
"GENERAL REVENUE SHARING has proven to be a triumph
of the conviction that state, county, city and local government
can be far more responsive and flexible in serving citizens than
See CONGRESS, Page 10


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Esch, Riegli
Esch makes appeal
for centrist support
Marvin Esch has spent ten years in Congress keeping rea-
sonably happy the strange mix of liberal and conservative voters
that comprise his 2nd Congressional District. Representing both
the conservatives of Livonia and the liberals of Ann Arbor can-
not be easy, but Esch has managed since 1966 to tailor his
record into a package that can suit almost anybody.
But now he is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate,
and he is running against a popular Democrat, Donald Riegle
of Flint. No longer can Esch afford to be all things to all peo-
ple, for he must solidify the state's Republican constituency and
, to rnneal to Michipon indenendents - a group widely con-


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progressive voters
Throughout his year-and-a-half quest for retiring Senator
Philip Hart's seat, Flint Congressman Don Riegle has attempted
to style himself as a capable, visionary, yet pragmatic legislator.
He says his ten-year stint in the U. S. House of Representa-
tives has prepared him to meet the greater responsibilities of the
Senate, where he plans to make Congressional reform and the
economic recovery of the Great Lakes states his highest priority.
But Riegle promises more than just the replacement of septuagen-
arian committee chairmen.
"THERE'S a multitude of things that have to go on essentially
simultaneously. First of all there's a problem-solving role in terms
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