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Eighty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
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Thursday, October 7, 1976

News Phone: 764-0552

Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan
U.S. tantrum on Cambodia

BECAUSE OF brilliant military
"intelligence" or a definite lack
thereof, some 41 American troops
were needlessly killed as they took
part in the rescue of the merchant
ship Mayaguez from the waters off
Cambodia two summers ago. Presi-
dent Ford gave the order for the
mission, and an official report by
Photography Staff
Pauline Lubens..............Chief Photographer
Scott Eccker...............Staff Photographer
Alan Bilinsky..............Staff Photographer
Editorial Staff
Rob Meachum........... ... Bill Turque
Co-Editors-in-Chief
Jeff Ristilne................. Managing Editor
Tim Schick ................... Executive Editor
Stephen Hersh........Magazine Editor
Rob Meachum...............Editorial Director
Lois Josimovich.................Arts Editor
STAFF WRITERS: Susan Ades, Susan Barry,
Dana Baumann, Michael Beckman, Philip Bo-
kovoy, Jodi Dinick, Chris Dyhdale, Elaine
Fletcher, Larry Friske, Debra Gale, Tom Go-
dell, Eric Gressman, Kurt Harjm, Char Heeg.
James Hynes, Michael Jones, Lani Jordan,
Lois Josimovich, Joanne Kaufman, David
Keeps, Steve Kursman, Jay Levin, Ann Marie
Lipinski, George Lobsenz, Pauline Lubens, Stu
CcConnell, Jennifer Miller, Michael Norton,
Jon' Pansius, Ken Parsigian, Karen Paul,
Stephen Pickover, Christopher Potter, Don
Rose, Lucy Saunders, Annemarie Schiavi, Kar-
en Schulkins, Jeffrey Selbst, Jim Shahin, Rick
Sable, Toni Stevens, Jim Stimson, David
:Strauss, Mike Taylor, Jim Tobin, Loran Walker,
Laurie Young, Barbara Zahs.
Sports Staff
Bill Stleg........................ Sports Editor
Rich Lerner...........ExecutiveSports Editor
Andy Glazer............ Managing Sports Editor
Rick Bonino.............Associate Sports Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Tom Cameron, Enid Goldman,
Kathy Henneghan, Scott Lewis, Rick Maddock,
Bob Miller, John Niemeyer, Mark Whitney.
STAFF WRITERS: Leslie Brown, Paul Campbell,
Marybeth Dillon, Ernie Dunbar, Henry Engel-
hardt, Jeff Frank, Cindy Gatziolis, Don Mac-
Lachlan, Rich Ovshinsky, Jim Powers. Pat Rode,
John Schwartz.
Business Staff
Beth Friedman . Business Manager
Deborah Dreyfuss . ........ Operations Manager
Kathleen Mulher ... Assistant Adv. Coordinator
Don Simpson............. Display Manager
David Harlon........Finance Manager
Dan Blugerma................. Sales Manager
Pete Petierson ......... Advertising Coordinator
Cassie St. Clair............ Circulation Manager
Beth Stratford...........Circulation Director

the House International Political and
Military Affairs Subcommittee called
the performance of U.S. forces in
the effort "inspiring." Death and in-
spiration seem to go together like
bedmates in the business of defense,
or offense.
We now know that the attack
was or the most part totally unnec-
essary because the Cambodians plan-
ned to release the ship and its crew
on their own accord. Even without
such knowledge, we should have just
played it cool and made a rational
determination of the situation in-
stead of rushing in like a baby who
just had hs lollipop confiscated.
Those who participated in the res-
cue raid were no doubt compelled
to do their duties. They are, and
were, highly conditioned fighters:
Marines, tough and ready for any
orders that come down the pike.
They also had little to say in the
matter, for the decisions are always
made by level-headed leaders close
to the action in their oak-paneled
offices, playing Battleship and mak-
ing sacrifices of human beings; it's
only names and numbers to them.
War is a dirty business, but some-
times an inevitable consequence in
dealings between nations. The sad
fact is that this incident appears
to have been a case where a sup-
posed "great" power bullied Cambo-
dia because it blew out "the light at
the end of the tunnel."
Let us hope that in this election
year the people of this country will
make those responsible for this child-
ish tantrum account for their actions
and then boot them out of office.
TODAY'S STAFF:
News: Tim Schick, Jeff Ristine, Ken
Parsigian, Lani Jordan, Eileen Daley,
Deb Lacusts
Editorial Page: Rob Meachum, Tom
Stevens, Keith Richburg, Mark
Wagner, Scotty Reston
Arts Page: Lois Josimovich, Kurt
Harju
Photo Technician: Pauline Lubens

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By CALVIN LUKER
The Michigan Students Associated for
Lower Tuition (SALT) and the Michi-
gan Higher Education Student Associa-
tion (MHESA) are co-sponsoring a
statewide one day class boycott with
an afternoon rally in Lansing. The
Michigan Student Assembly Steering
Committee, at its meeting of Tuesday
night, voted to endorse the statewide
action. MSA will participate as much
as possible in making that action a
success. Let me explain what is plan-
ned and how the students at the Uni-
versity fit into the plan.
As most of you know by now, the
tuition costs at the University have
been soaring for several years. The
reasons for this are many and var-
ied. There is one reason for it which
the University shares with all the other
state supported two- and four-year in-
stitutions. That is, that in the last five
years the State of Michigan has gone
from being the 7th highest state in
the nation in terms of returning dol-
lars received through taxes back to
the people in the form of grants to

ising 0.
higher education, to being number 34
in the nation. The Michigan Legisla-
ture has not followed through on fund-
ing higher education institutions ade-
quately enough to allow access to stu-
dents from all economic classes. Be-
cause of the Legislature's unwillingness
to support higher education, higher edu-
cation is being priced out of reach of
the common student. This cannot be
allowed to continue. SALT and MHESA
have planned to protest this calloused
attitude of the Legislature and to pub-
licize the tuition information they have
uncovered over the past few months.
Each state supported institution of
higher education student government
is being asked to persuade its stu-
dents to not attend classes this com-
ing Wednesday, October 15th, 1976. In
addition they are asking that as many
people as possible show up at the Cap-
ital Building in Lansing at 1:00 p.m.
on Wednesday to talk to legislators
about the funding problem. There will
be a news conference tomorrow to an-
nounce the Wednesday action.
After much discussion, the MSA Steer-

ing Committee decided
much for the class bo
to direct its efforts tow
versity students to L
to accomplish that ob
need volunteers to dri
Lansing, leaving Annt
a.m. and returning in
noon.
There are two reas
support the statewide
1) The State Legislatu
pie of Michigan, need
we cannot fulfill their
ment of having to ea
obtain a good job with
Legislative support. T
understand that then
education cannot be
as students, need to
ourselves as stand upt
tent and capable of pa
processes which gover
In the event you've
here is an examplec
we're faced with. As
Michigan. has fallen fro
to 34th place in fundin

n

W

ednesday
d not to work so tion. They legitimize their budget-cut-
ycott, but rather ting actions by stating that more fi-
iard getting Uni- nancial aid is available now than was
ansing. In order in the past. This is not true. Here at
bjective we will Michigan the financial aid fcnds avail-
ive to and from able are going to go down, because
Arbor around 10 the Administration is going to use part
the late after- of those funds to cover an expected
faculty pay raise.
ons we need to It is my hope that you will take
tuition action: a few hours off next Wednesday to
re, and the peo- go with us to Lansing. If you can
d to know that drive or are interested in going along,
social require- please call MSA at 763-3241, between
irn a degree to 8-4:30, Monday through Friday. If you
out having more aren't able to spare the afternoon, take
he State has to a few minutes and drop a line to your
needs of higher representative, speaking out about the
ignored. 2) We, funding situation.
publicly assert I hope the day proves to be reward-
citizens, compe- ing, and that the lines to more student
rticipating in the input can be opened. Please help if you
n our lives. can. This is your issue, too. Watch The
read this far, Daily for the assembly time and place.

of the problem
stated above,
mn seventh place
g higher educa-

Calvin Lubker is president
Michigan Student Assembly
LSA senior.

of the
and an

Health Service

Handbook

By SYLVIA HACKER
and NANCY PALCHIK
Question: I'm really not kid-
ding but whenever I call home
about being sick, my mother
seriously suggests chicken soup.
Is there any truth in this or is
it one of those old wive's tales?
Answer: For years people
have been joking about the cur-
ative power of chicken soup
and some doctors have even
said they would consider giving
it by injection but were afraid
that the noodles would get stuck
in the veins. At any rate, at a 5
day conference of the American
Society for Pharmacology and
Experimental Therapeutics last
year at Michigan State Univer-
sity, two scientists stated that
they believe that the positive ef-
fects of chicken soup and other

fat derivatives have been ignor-
ed too long. They detailed their
tests on the germ - killing quali-
ties of various substances ob-
tained from laboratories all ov-
er the world, finding that the
derivatives with the strongest
anti-bacterial action were those
middle - sized chains of fatty
acid derivatives. One of the
best fighters against bacteria
was lauric acid found in cocoa-
nut oil and, as a matter of fact,
visitors to various islands where
the diet was high in cocoanut oil
have remarked about certain
disease resistance among the
natives.
The earliest work on the
germ - killing qualities of fatty
substances was done in 1895 but
further investigation lost out to
the wonder drugs. Thus, the

practice of giving chicken soup
for a cold may be more than a
common folk remedy. Although
colds are caused by viruses,
many of the complications that
set in are bacterial in origin.
Question: Is it safe to have
sexual intervourse while a wo-
man is menstruating?
Answer: The safety of sexual
intercourse during menstruation
seems to be of concern to a
great many people. This may
possibly be due to a fallacious
notion that menstruation in
some way rids a woman's body
of "bad blood" and consequent-
ly, one should try to minimize
contact with menstrual flow.
In actuality, menstruation is
not a cleansing process in the
above sense. It is the process
whereby the inner lining of the
uterus (endometrium), which

develops during each menstrual
cycle in anticipation of the im-
plantation of a fertilized egg, is
shed when implantation fails to
occur. Another possible reason
for the concern about sex dur-
ing menstruation may be relat-
ed to the notion that the geni-
tals are in some way "dirty"
and hence blood in contact with
this area is also "unclean". In
fact, bacteriologically speak-
ing, the mouth is far "dirtier"
than the vagina, clitoris or
penis. Although the possibility
of introducing an infection dur-
ing menstruation (as the dia-
meter of the cervix is some-
what greater at this time) may
exist in women who have a his-
tory of tubal inflammation, in
most women this is unlikely
(unless, of course, the male
partner has an active infection

himself, in which case the wo-
man might be in risk of de-
veloping an infection regardless
of whether or not she were
menstruating).
So in response to your ques-
tion, sexual intercourse during
menstruation is usually safe. In
fact, some women prefer it be-
cause their concerns about
pregnancy are greatly reduced,
and others find that they are
most sexually responsive at this
time. But for a large number
of men and women, menstrua-
tion neither augments nor di-
minishes their sexual pleasure.
They simply proceed as usual
when they experience sexual
desire, anticipating realistic
inconveniences, such as the
staining of sheets, by such stra-
tegies as the use of a towel or
diaphragm.

CANINES GOT IT MADE:
You' e come a

long way

Contact your reps
Sen. Phillip Hart (Dem.), 253 Russell Bldg., Capitol Hill,
Washington, D.C. 20515.
Sen. Robert Griffin (Rep.), 353 Russell Bldg., Capitol Hill,
Washington, D.C. 20515.
Rep. Marvin Esch (Rep.), 2353 Rayburn Bldg., Capitol Hill,
Washington, D.C. 20515.
Sen. Gilbert Bursley (Rep.), Senate, State Capitol Bldg.,
Lansing, MI 48933
Rep. Perry Bullard (Dem.), House of Representatives, State
Capitol Bldg., Lansing, MI 48933.
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By STEPHEN KURSMAN
DOGS GOT IT MADE. In
earlier times, they received
the short end of the stick be-
cause for the most part they
were utilities, but not anymore.
Today's American pet dog en-
joys a standard of living rivaled
by millions of people around
the world. Dogs receive food,
water and shelter-all for free.
Even their medical expenses
are paid for by others. Every-
thing is peachy provided the
animal has no qualms about
domestication.
Life was not so easy for its
ancestors. M a n y American
sheepherders of the nineteenth
century hailed from a canine
background. They roamed the
prairies just east of the Rock-

ies and kept watch for anything
that might enjoy eating sheep.
When they were old and un-
able to keep an occasional coy-
ote from the flock, these poor
veterans of the prairie were
frequently shot. They could no
longer earn their keep and the
struggling frontiersman of the
West could not afford to pro-
vide food for a once-worker-
now-retiree. Canine social se-
curity was strictly to be for
future generations.
But even these prairie work-
dogs had it better than their
forefathers and foremnothers in
Europe. They were incapable
of feeling any pleasure or pain,
according to the followers of
Descartes. And the followers of
Descartes were a numerous lot.
These Cartesians declared ani-

mats to be void of soul and
therefore void of feeling.
An animal shrieking from a
lost limb or tail was no dif-
ferent than the groan from a
breaking tree branch. These
"wise folks" assured all that
animal shrieks and groans were
strictly reflex actions. Unfortu-
nately, much of Europe be-
lieved.
Which view of animals is the
morally correct one? Is it prop-
er to have a pet, or should
dogs 'run free'? Perhaps we
should'ask the animals. But
even if they understand and
decide to reply, their words
will be lost on us because we
don't know their language. For
the time being, at least, multi-
tides of dogs and cats must
remain resigned to pet status.

FOR THE SAKE of argument,
let's grant that animals enjoy
being pets. What about the in-
sect world? There are millions
of tiny creatures moving about
in the air and the grass out-
side most any window. Do they
like us? Every week or so they
desperately scamper for safety
as we push huge, mechanized
grass cutters across their ter-
rain.
When any of these beings be-
comes adventurous enough to
explore the indoors it runs the
risk of extermination. Why just
yesterday I killed five flies in
three minutes. Three doses of
'Off' and they were on their
way to insect heaven.
Was it morally wrong to 'Off'
them to death? I don't know. Of

1?over
course they had no business
bathing in my bowl of break-
fast cereal and milk. That was
rather immoral of them.
I wonder if flies have any
morals in the first place? Were
they aware that I don't have
wings like they do?
SOMEWHERE in the universe
there must be a Planet of the
Apes, or a Planet of the Spi-
ders or a Planet of the some-
thing-or-others. Maybe there is
a planet where tall trees are
abundant. Giraffes would pre-
dominate there.
Just where humans would fit
in such a world is hard to say.
To survive in that kind of a
world we would probably have
to become expert tree-climbers.
All of which brings us back to
the question of a dog's life. Is
it worthwhile? Is is justifiable?

' I

To The Daily:
ON TUESDAY evening
ber 5, we witnessed wha
now be the beginning of t
for the Graduate Emp
Organization of the Uni
of Michigan. We saw a
leadership, fearful of the
istration, unsure of the c
ment of the membershi
dedicated to the perpetua
oligarchical control.
The union is demandin
tually the "demands"
more than polite reque
6.5% pay increase from t
versity. The clericals at t
j versity are currently re
"merit" pay increases. T
versity has instructed it
ous units that these inc
should average 7%. Al
the clericals have dec
their union, and are supp
at the "mercy" of the L
sity administration, theyg
raises averaging 7% whi
GEO requests a 6.5% in
Do graduate student ass
need this kind of a union
Meanwhile, the leaders
the GEO wants the Uni
to pay "Union officials"
full-time-equivalents -i
teach, but to "run" the
Do we need leadership lik

Letters
GEO of class size, but clearly this
support was not based on con-
cern for students or quality of
instruction. For example, one
Octo- speaker indicated that reduction
at may of class size would enable him
the end to spend less than the 25 hours
loyee's he is now spending on teaching
iversity duties per week. Not a thought
union about increasing the individual
admin- attention that students might re-
ommit- ceive. At the end of the dis-
p, and cussion on class size, one per-
ation of son added as an afterthought
that we should not forget that
ng (ac- students might gain from a re-
are no duction of class size. Clearly,
sts) a concern for instruction is the
he Uni- last thing on the union's mind.
he Uni- Do students need such a union?
ceiving 'THEUNION4 isrequesting that
he Uni- students have a letter from the
s vari- GEO mailed to their parents or
creases guardians asking them for sup-
Ithough port. The major bases of this
ertified request, as stated in the letter,
posedly are union demands for decreas-
Univer- ed class size and the introduc-
get pay tion of teacher training for
ile the GSTA's. Tuesday evening the
crease. membershipevoted to "move"
istants on the demand for teacher train-
n? ing. It was pointed out to the
ship of leadership that the letter no
versity longer reflected the union's po-
"four sition and should be modified,
not to but the request was refused by
union. the leadership. Thus, the union
e this? will now intentionally deceive
f;t narents in an attemnt to gain

fto the
graduate student participation
in undergraduate curriculum de-
velopment and innovation. De-
spite this, the leadership has
refused to alter the petitions,
thus intentionally attempting to
daceive students, faculty, and
GSA's. Do students, faculty, or
GSA's need such a union?
CLEARLY GSA's, students,
parents, guardians, and the fac-
ulty do NOT need such a un-
ion. They should not want such
a union. It is not in our in-
terests to support such a un-
ion. Who, then, does need such
a union? It is tempting to con-
clude that the University does,
but it does not, for the Uni-
versity includes all of the peo-
ple associated with it. While the
administration of the Univer-
sity has clearly indicated
through their refusel to bargain
in good faith that they don't
need such a union, they should
reconsider. The union leadership
has sold out the membership,
and furthermore has now suc-
ceeded in convincing the mem-
bership that we are neither
strong enough to strike nor
strong enough to win our own
regressive demands have ap-
parently been successful.
The word, then, to the admin-
istration of the University is
"stand fast." The leadership of
tho itni isrnnvn ar tha th

Daily
and fight for a better University
for students, GSA's, and, indeed,
all members of the University
community, then the next best
outcome will have to be what
is also the worst - decertifica-
tion.
Bernard M. O'Reilly
TA, Dept. of Sociology
University of Michigan
October 6
record war
To The Daily:
A WAR RAGES in Ann Ar-
bor: a record price war. For
an indefinite period of time,
Aura Sound and Discount Re-
cords intend to sell $6.98 list
price long playing albums for
$3.77. I would like to urge U
of M students not to patronize
these establishments.
In 1974, the typical $6.98 al-
bum sold for $4.75 at the "non-.
profit" store University Cellar.
That was the lowest price in
town, Discount Record's price
was $5.50. Then along came
Bonzo's Records. The "non-
profit" price of $4.75 was under-
cut $.76. Bonzo's list: $3.99.
Other private business people
entered the scene selling re-
cords at Bonzo's price. Event-
ually the Cellar and Discount
Records reduced their prices

if these shops are forced into
extinction, you can be certain
that record prices will rise;
competition having been elimi-
nated. All will not go well. So
support small business, please.
To the extent that it can, small
business has supported you.
Ted Trost
October 6
scalping
To The Daily:
IT SHOULD BE obvious to
all who attend Michigan foot-
ball games that the practice of
scalping tickets has escalated
beyond all reasonable bounds.
What once amounted to no
more than students trying to
sell friends tickets has now be-
come, to a significant degree,
an organized business reminis-
cent of underworld operations.
This deteriorating situation
has been shockingly illustrated
in the past two Saturdays by
the incidents where groups have
stolen tickets out of the hands
of pedestrians on Hoover, in-
citing an array of fistfights.
I believe it is time for the
University to take a serious
look into this problem and be-
2" the consider changes in
their ticket policy. At the least,
the emnloyrnent of a few secur-
itv giards alone Hoover might

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