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Latest Deadline in the State

Vol. LXXXVI, No. 23

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 5, 1976

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Odds on Riegle
For what it's worth, oddsmaker Jimmy "the
Greek" Snyder says that Democrat Don Riegle
is the betting choice to win Michigan's U.S. Sen-
ate race for retiring Phil Hart's seat. Snyder,
who made his prediction at Michigan State Uni-
versity on Friday said it would take some ticket-
splitting, because he thinks that President Ford
will carry the state for the GOP. He predicted
that Riegle would best Republican Congressman
Marvin Esch by at least three percentage points
in November. Snyder says his predictions are
based on information compiled by his staff and
from "reliable sources."
Happenings . . .
... offer a lot of places to eat lunch today,
starting with the Returning Student Lounge, 320
Michigan Union. The potluck luncheon from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. is the grand opening of the lounge, inci-
dentally, which is for all students whose education
has been interrupted ... a lunch discussion on
"Genetic Engineering: Creation and Human Val-
ues" is being held at noon in the Ecumenical
Campus Center, 921 Church. Lunch is 75 cents
... if genetic engineering turns your stomach,
there is a brown bag lunch at the Center for the
Continuing Education of Women, 328 Thompson,
where Beverly Howze, a doctoral candidate in
clinical psychology, speaks on "Black Suicide/White
Suicide: A Comparison" ... Reed Whittemore reads
his poetry in the Pendleton Room of the Union,
at 4 p.m. ... The Go club meets at 7 p.m. in Rm.
2050 of the Frieze Bldg. ... LSA Student Govern-
ment meets at 7 p.m. in Rm. 3909 of the Union.
The meeting is open to all interested students ...
The U bf M Rowing Club holds a general meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Rm. 2 of the MLB ...
This evening is your last chance to join the Paul
Goodman Study Group at Canterbury House, at
Catherine and Division, 8 p.m.
Bolles probe
Eighteen investigative reporters from 15 news
organizations converged on Arizona yesterday to
probe the alleged land fraud and corruption they
believe led to the car-bomb murder of reporter
Don Bolles. The journalists are silent about the
scope of their activities, but Pulitzer Prize win-
ner Bob Greene of Newsday said the task force
"is not a posse" but "a cool, reasoned, profes-
sional response to the assassination of a report-
er." Bolles, 48, was lured to a north-central Phoe-
nix hotel June 2 by a caller identifying himself
as John Adamson and promising a tip on a crook-
ed land deal involving prominent Arizonans. After
waiting a few minutes in the hotel lobby, Bolles
received a telephone call, returned to the park-
ing lot, and began backing up. A home-made bomb
exploded beneath the vehicle. Bolles died 11 days
later, and police arrested Adamson, who is await-
ing trial on a murder charge.
Backwoods balderdash
Ever hear the one about the catfish that walked
to school? It was just one of several hundred
back porch yarns spun over the weekend at the
National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tenn.
The catfish tale belonged to Doc McConnell of
Rogersville, Tenn., who told listeners that he
caught it one summer as a boy. Taking it out
of the water for progressively long periods of
time, the fish finally became accustomed to liv-
ing on land. Autumn came and McConnell had a
companion for his walk to school. "He followed
along like a dog, flopping and wiggling through
the dust," he said. Everything was fine until Mc-
Connell crossed an old bridge with a plank miss-
ing. When he looked back, no more catfish. "He
had fallen through that crack in the bridge and

Fighting fire wtith fire
In order to increase medical benefits for his
seriously ill wife, the third-ranking officer in the
New York City Fire Department has voluntarily
taken a demotion. Until Saturday, Frank Cruthers
was the department's chief of operations. The
next day, he became deputy chief in command
of the 14th Division, in Queens. Ironically, the
contract covering his higher-ranking job entitled
his wife to only 21 days of insured hospitalization.
She now qualifies for 300 days under his new job
as a regular fire fighter. And because of over-
time, night differentials and other benefits, Cruth-
ers takes only $5 per week cut in his former
$41,000-a-year salary.
Ott the inside . .
... The Editorial Page features a Pacific News
Service story about the real Christopher Columbus
... Arts Page reviews Saturday Night's Benny
Goodman and Steve Goodman (no relation)/Vas-
sar Clements concerts ... Sports Page reveals Rick

for debate
President Ford and Jimmy
Carter yesterday headed for
California and tomorrow's de-
bate on foreign policy.
But before his departure yes-
terday, Ford accepted Earl
Butz' resignation amidst a con-
troversy in which, Carter said,
the President showed a lack of
leadership and a willingness to
exercise political expediency.
WHITE HOUSE aides were
hoping that the affair had not
inflicted serious damage on the
President's campaign, and that
Ford could put it behind him
as he turned full attention to
tomorrow night's second tele-
vised face-to-face confrontation
with his Democratic rival.
Carter, at a campaign stop-
over in Denver en route to the
West Coast, said "the way this
whole embarrassinghand dis-
gusting episode was handled by
President Ford shows a con-
tinuation of lack of leadership."
He went on: "Instead of mak-
ing his decision based on what
was right and best for the coun-
try, he very carefully waited
until he assessed public opinion
polls to see what was right po-
litically, and when the political
pressure got so great on him
from his own people, then he
finally accepted Earl Butz' res-
planned a few public appear-
ances but for the most part was
to seclude himself with a few
aides in a private residence to
prepare for his second nation-
ally broadcast encounter with
The President met Sunday
with Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger to discuss such sub-
jects as detente with the So-
viet Union, the Mideast, and
Kissinger's peace mission in
southern Africa.
Carter, meanwhile, huddled
for four hours Sunday with for-
mer Defense Secretary James
Schlesinger, who was fired by
Ford last year after he criti-
cized aspects of U.S. policy on
detente with the Soviet Union
and military spending.
THE 90-MINUTE debate be-
tween Ford and Carter may
serve to illustrate whether fore-
ign and defense policy differen-
ces between the two are really
See 2nd, Page 10



Secretary hopes to
k illampaign issue
WASHINGTON P) - President Ford accepted the
resignation of his secretary of agriculture yesterday and
said parting with Earl Butz was "one of the saddest de-
cisions of my presidency."
The resignation followed a weekend of rapidly esca-
lating controversy over an obscene racial slur uttered last
August following the Republican National Convention
and traced to Butz last week.
THE EPISODE had become an issue in Ford's elec-
tion campaign and brought numerous demands from poli-
ticians in both parties that Butz be fired. The lingering
question was whether Ford had waited too long.
Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter,
campaigning in Denver, said Butz should have been fired
immediately and that Ford's handling of the situation
showed a lack of leadership.
Both Butz and the President said the resignation was
occasioned solely by the off-color story about blacks and
did not mean any change of farm policy on the part of
the Ford administration.
"THIS IS the price I pay for a gross indiscretion in

The great pumpkin
MARK KECK of Williamsport, Pa., proudly displays the gigantic pumpkin he gr
backyard. "I brought a seed home from school and just stuck it in the ground,"t
shrugged. The seed grew into a 40-foot vine and a pumpkin 80 inches around.
Gr sk

a private conversation," Butz
House press room following a
Ford had called Butz to the
White House last Friday and
reprimanded him "very severe-
lv" for the racial slur, made
aboard an airliner when Butz
was explaining, in his opinion,
z' : why blacks were not attracted
to the Renublican party.
"I'll tell you why you can't
attract coloreds," Butz said.
"Because coloreds only want
three things: You know what
they want? I'll tell you what
they want. It's three things:
A first, a tight pussy: second,
loose shoes: and third, a warm
place to shit. That's all."
ew in his
the youth WHEN BUTZ had left the
White House, Ford said Butz
had been "wise enough and
courageous enough to recognize
that no single individual, no
matter ,how distinguished his
east public service, should cast
a shadow over the integrity and
good will of American govern-
ment by his comments."
"For that reason," Ford said,
"I have accepted the resigna-
members tion of this decent and good
The resignation was effective
sretty good immediately. Undersecretary of
stein yester- Agriculture John Knebel be-
ein my de- conps acting secretary.
e quite UP RUTZ, HIS EYES glistening
has offered with tears, said of Ford. "I
ct, one that shall continme to work tireless-
last year- lv for his election."
e going to In his brief letter of resigna-
favor Wein- tion, Butz told Ford, "I sincere-
eetings be- lv apologize for any offense
ike in Feb- that may have been caused by
ofken poFrb- the unfortunate choice of lan-
iften poorly guage used in a recent conver-
ame appar- sation and reported publicly."
s imminent.
oared to 600 In thetpreparedrstatement
neetings im- read in the press room, Butz
the strike. again apologized for his "in-
Union'thad discretion" and said he was
n and mobi- resigning to save Ford further
some think harm.
ge 10 See SECRETARY, Page 10

told reporters in the White
private meeting with Ford.
Arb killer
outsi e
of state
Authorities yesterday continu-
ed to search for last week's
alleged Arb murderer, now be-
lieved to have fled Michigan.
The Washtenaw County Sher-
iff's Department has issued a
first degree murder warrant for
Ricky Wayne Wilson, the 19-
year-old transient suspected in
the murder of University fresh-
woman Jeannine Boukai, who
was found shot to death last
Friday in the Arb.
ACCORDING to Sheriff Fred-
erick Postill, the National Crime
Information Center is on the
alert for Wilson, who was seen
with Boukai's yellow and black
Yamaha motorcycle the day she
was killed.
"We have some testimony
that substantiates that he was
leaving the state," said Postill.
He said Wilson had shipped
some personal belongings out of
the state on Friday.
Wilson, with no known per-
manent address, was known to
have stayed in an apartment in
the Packard and State area. He
was seen leaving there on Bou-
kai's cycle Friday, along with
See ARB, Page 10

Members of the Graduate
Employes' Organization (GEO)
will gather in the Union Ball-
room tonight in what should be
their most important meeting
of the past eighteen months: to
decide whether to take a strike
vote later this month.
Since negotiations with the
University broke down last
Thursday, union leaders have
been busy educating the rank
and file on the issues in an ef-
fort to stimulate interest and
participation in tonight's meet-
"NUMBERS ARE going to be
important in this meeting-very

important," said Oliver Car-
sten, a history teaching assist-
and (TA) and GEO activist.
"Everyone is going to be count-
ing numbers. You're going to
be counting numbers, the Uni-
versity is going to be counting
numbers, and we're going to
be counting too."
But numbers have been a
trouble spot at the last two
membership meetings, which
were attended by only 100 to
150 of the University's nearly
2,000 graduate student assist-
ants (GSA's). And the Union
will need a much bigger turnout
tonight if it is to show the Uni-
versity that it means business.
GEO treasurer Barbara Wein-

stein believes the
will come in force.
turnout," said Weins
day. "I know peopl
partment (math) ar
set. The University
a ridiculous contrac
is backwards from
a lot of people ar
show up."
History seems to
stein's prediction. M
fore GEO's last str
ruary 1975 were o
attended until it bee
ent that a strike wa
Then, attendance so
each for the two m
mediately preceding
But in 1975 the
more time to inform
lize members, and
See GEO, Pag

UAW, Ford

talks teeter

on brin]
DETROIT (UPI) - Bargain-1
ers for the Ford Motor Co. and
the United Auto Workers met
for 15 hours yesterday trying:
to resolve a non-economic is-
sue that "snagged" an apparent
contract agreement that would!
end the three-week-old strike by1
170,000 workers.1
At one point during the day
yesterday, bargainers thought
they had finally wrapped up the
agreement and began notifying
local union leaders around the
country that the strike was
near its end.
THE UNION even began the
first steps of its ratification
process, calling its Internation-
al Executive Board and Nation-
al Ford Council to Detroit to
look over a tentative agree-
The major concession in the
new agreement reportedly is
establishment of a principle
that could ultimately lead to a
four-day work week in the
industry, a prime goal of
organized labor for decades.
Workers are expected to get up


but it slipped away," a high
union source last night as the
session that began at 9 a.m.
EDT stretched to midnight.
A UAW spokesperson said
the discussions would resume at
9 a.m. today at Ford world
headquarters in suburban Dear-
"There are still some things
to negotiate," the union spokes-
person said, "and we're work-
ing on them."

Included in the non-economic
area are sub-contracting, plant
shutdowns and the transfer of
work, health and safety mat-
ters, working conditions, pro-
duction standards, overtime
work during layoff periods and
It was believed the "snag"
developed in one of the sub-
sections of the non-economic

Women, minority
agencies to combine
The University begins work this week on a plan to integrate
the Commission for Women and the Commission for Minority Af-
fairs into a single affirmative action office.
A three-person committee, appointed by President Robben
Fleming, hopes to have a workable plan by spring.
"THE REORGANIZATION is a way to make the affirmative

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