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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 29

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 12, 1976

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

A Council quickie
The Ann Arbor City Council last night held what
may have been their shortest session in modern
history - a 60-second blitz of public hearings in
which no one came forward to speak. Democratic
Mayor Albert Wheeler decided not to attend, and
the meeting was chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Louis
Belcher (R-Fifth Ward). As Belcher declared the
meeting adjourned, Third Ward .Republican Ron-
ald Trowbridge quipped: "See how efficient these
Republicans are?"u
Self-inflicted wound ,
The Ann Arbor police have determined that
South Quad resident John Oliver died by his own
hand. Oliver was found dead in his locked room
last. Friday. According to Detective Jerry
Wright, "There is no reason for us to believe
that the wound was not self-inflicted", thereby
ruling out a murder investigation. The medical
examiner's report said tht the body had been in
the room for two to four days and found no evi-
dence of drugs in his system. The police also said
that Oliver was receiving "professional" help at
the time of his death and that he bought a shot-
gun (the weapon he used) early last week.
Happenings .. .
start at noon today on the Diag, where
Democratic U. S. Senate candidate Don Riegle
speaks . . . from noon to 1:30 the Center for Con
tinuing Education of Women, 328 Thompson, holds
a brown-bag luncheon for women who have re-
cently returned to school called "Re-entry '76."
Beverages will be provided. All interested men
and women are welcome . . . Also at noon Bar-
bara Fuller, director of the Interfaith Council for
Peace, speaks on "Vietnam After the War," at the
International Center, 603 E. Madison. You can buy
lunch there for 75 cents . . . The Reading and
Learning Skills Center is accepting applications
until Oct. 25 for an experimental pr<^ram using
bio-feedback-assisted relaxation train, for the re-
duction of test anxiety, which you should all know
something about. If you're a sophoiore or above,
you can call 764-9481 for more information .
Representatives from the School of Business Ad-
ministration visit Bursley Hall's East, Lounge at
7:30 to discuss BBA and MBA requirements . . .
Prof. Ali Mazrui lectures on "Nationalists and
Statesmen from Nkrumah and DeGaulle to Ny-
erere and Kissinger, at 7:30 in MLB Lecture Rm.
1 . . . Films on "The Force of Gravity and "Fluids
in Weightlessness" highlight the latest installment
of the Astronomical Film Festival, at 8 p.m. in
MLB Aud. 3
Two peas in a pod-
Former Texas Gov. John Connally is defending
Earl Butz's racist remarks about blacks and cri-
ticizing Jimmy Carter for "more offensive" com-
ments in his interview with Playboy magazine. In
the interview, Carter admitted having "committed
adultery in my heart many times." Connally, in
Kansas City Sunday, downplayed the furor over
Butz's comment, which slurred blacks in sexual
and scatological terms. "We all tell 'em (racial
jokes)," said Connally. "Everybody tells jokes on
the blacks, and so the mere telling of a joke on a
nationality or a racist group doesn't disturb me."
Turkeys aver Texas
Gentlemen, start your turkeys" was all Ruby
Begonia and Paycheck needed to hear. With that
they began a frenzied foot and air race Sunday to
decide the winner of this year's Traveling Turkey
Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph, in Cuero, Tex.
When the feathers settled at the end of the 150-
yard contest Ruby had the fastest time, but Pay-
check won the six-foot trophy. Ruby was the Texas
entry, and she failed to overcome a time loss she
suffered against Paycheck during the first leg of
their race last month at Worthington, Minn. After
Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex), kind of a turkey him-
self, shouted "start your turkeys" the birds were
airborne for most of the race before more than
3,000 persons lining the town's main street. Cuero,
in fact, bills itself as the Turkey Capital of the

worlds-a title also claimed by Worthington. Sun-
day's results evened the overall annual turkey race
series at two victories apiece for the rival towns.
Perplexing polls
A poll released late last week by the Carter
campaign organization shows the Georgia Demo-
crat leading President Ford in his homestate by
eight percentage points. The poll conducted by
Patrick Caddell's Cambridge (Mass.) Survey Re-
search has Carter leading Ford by 47 per cent to
39 per cent, with former Minnesota Senator Eugene
McCarthy carrying 6 per cent, and former Geor-
gia Governor Lester Maddox tallying a single per-
centage point. A poll conducted by Market Opinion
Research for The Detroit News, published Sunday,
however, has Ford ahead by eight per cent, 47 to
39. Pick your poison.
On the inside -. .
. . . Editorial Page offers Mark Greenwood, ex-
nlorina the differences between President Ford





7 PEKING (Reut
Chairman Mao Ts(
widow, Chiang Chi
three other top
leaders have been
and accused of ph
coup d'etat, sourc

er) - her of the Party Standing Coin-
e-Tung's mittee and was often talked of
ing, and asa likely future premier.
If the arrests are confirmed
Chinese it means the Chinese leader-
arrested ship has been purged of all its
otting a leftists radicals.
ces said For two days rumors have
swept Peking that the radicals
have been purged.

Party in succession to Mao,
who died on September 9.
Two senior officials here con-
firmed Hua's appointment but
mysteriously there has been no
formal announcement. In an at-
mosphere of gathering crisis,
slogans appeared Sunday call-
ing on the populace to support
the army.
Diplomats believe that Hua,
a middle-of-the-road politician,
could be sure of considerable
military backing in any power
See CHINESE, Page 8

An official
spokesman said

fI" I

C h n e s e
he had "no

ers have appeared proclaiming
Premier Hua Kuo-Feng as
Chairman of the Communist

AP Photo
Pumpkin pichin'
October pumpkins may not be heavy to those of us in the m'isclebo'md set, but these
two kids seem to be having quite a bit of trouble. These plump specimens are ready to
be made into Halloween Jack-'o-Lanterns.

SOURCES told Reuters that
Chinese officials have been pri-
vately briefed on the arrest of
Chiang Ching andthree other
members of the so-called
"Shanghai Mafia" -- Wang
Hung-Wen, Chang Chun-Chiao
and Yao Wen-Yuan.
All four are leftist radical
members of the Politburo who
first came to political promi-
nence in Shanghai, China's
Tust non"lo3ts city.
Wang Hnng-Wen, about 40, is
a vice chairman of the Com-
munist Party and until last year
was considered the prime can-
didate to succeed Mao. Yao is
tke country's chief propagan-
dist, a former journalist who
helned spark off .the Cultural
MOST nowerf,7l of the four is
Chiang Chun-Chiao, a vice pre-
rier a-d the Army's political
commissar. He is also a mem-

S killed' labor's Veto
threatens, Ford pact
DETROIT P} - Chances for a quick end to the 28-day-old
Ford Motor Co. strike were clouded yesterday as a tentative
contract settlement faced rejection by rebellious United Auto
Workers' skilled tradesmen.
Union leaders have given the 25,40 tradesmen veto rights on
the new three-year accord even if a majority of the 145,000 UAW
production workers at the No. 2 auto maker ratify the agreement.
"THERE'S NO question it'll be a close vote," one union of-
ficial conceded after early returns showed tradesmen turning
down to proposed pact by a narrow margin. "We remain hopeful
it will be approved, but the outcome is uncertain," the official

By The Associated Press
President Ford met at length
yesterday with a group of Re-
publican political figures who
urged him to retaliate against
what they called distortions of
truth and derogatory attacks on
Ford by Jimmy Carter. Earlier,
the President directly accused
his Democratic foe of "pure
Gov. Dan Evans of Washing-
ton said Carter was conducting
a "mean, nasty little cam-
paign" with too many distor-
tions and misleading claims to
count. Sen. Jacob Javits (R-
N.Y.), said he had told Ford
it was his duty to warn the
American people if he saw some-
thing in Carter's position or
character that might be "harm-
ful to our country" if Carter
was elected.

rebukes Carter

without any proof to support it,
in terms even of his Personal
Carter, meanwhile, said ru-
mors allegedly spread by Re-
publicans that he had had an
extramarital affair are "seamy
... distasteful" and "there is
no truth to the allegations."
A spokesperson for Ford's
campaign committee acknowl-
edged that it had iceived a
memo containing such rumors
from a volunteer in Georgia
but had discarded it, and the
committee had no involvement
in the spreading of any such,
THE RUMOR was reported by
columnist Jack Anderson on the
ABC-TV program, "Good Morn-
ing America," where he claim-
ed that "Ford's campaign aides
have been searching Jimmy
Carter's past for a sex scan-
dal," and that GOP aidesshad
supplied him with the names
of five women.

Anderson said he had checked
the information and found no
truth to it, but received calls
from several other reporters
who had heard about his in-
vestigation. "The only people
who kaew I had the allegation
about Cart pr's romances were
the Ford aides who planted
them with me."
Carter said he had learned
of the rumors during the week-
end and that several newspa-
pers, as well as Anderson, had
been given the information by
"Republicans," but did not pub-
lish it.
aides named any Republicans as
being responsible. Press secre-
tary Jody Powell said report-
ers' had indicated to him that
the rumor came from "highly-
placed Republican officials," but
gave him no names.
Anderson said last night that
he had gotten the rumor from
four sources on the staff of
the President Ford Committee,
three of whom worked for the
chief press spokesman, William
Greener said he had ques-
tioned those on his staff who
have contact with the press, and
all denied distributing the ru-
mor. "Speaking for the top peo-
ple of the committee, I abso-
See GOP, Page 2

With results in from eight of
was 2,500 for rejection and 2,060
person said.


rejects call


SAID CARTER had been
"a rather derogatory tone
the President's character,

for ritration
The University Administration yesterday formally rejected the
Graduate Employe Organization's (GEO) offer of binding arbi-
tration as a means ,of settling their contract dispute.
If the University had accepted the plan, an independent arbi-
trator acceptable to both sides would have been hired. He or she
would then have heard arguments from GEO and the University,
before handing down an irreversible compromise decision.
"WE FEEL that it would be unwise to bring a third party
into this matter," said Chief University Bargainer John Forsyth.
"We have no way of knowing what an arbitrator might decide to
do," he added. "The arbitrator may say that 'in order to avoid a
strike, I'm going to split it down the middle' . , . we just couldn't
do it that way."
GEO Preident Doug Moran was disturbed by the decision,
and did not forsee a bright future.
"They appear to be unwilling to seriously bargain with us,
and they are unwilling to call in an unbiased third party to decide
See OFFER, Page 8

99 skilled trades units, the tally
for ratification, a AUW spokes-
The vote included tradesmen
at the largest local in the coun-
try, Local 600 at the Rouge
complex in suburban Dearborn.
The skilled workers there re-
jected the accord, 2,269-1,703.
The local represents more than
a quarter of the UAW trades-
men at 102 Ford plants across
the country.
locals in 22 states will not be
completed until this evening.
Union officials said voting by
production workers was run-
ning about 2 to 1 in favor of
ratification. The final tally
would be announced late to-
night orkearly tomorrow, a un-
ion snokesperson said.
Highlights of the new agree-
ment include seven additional
paid days off by 1979, a 3 per
cent annual wage hike plus an-
other 20 cents in the first year,
and improved fringe benefits.
Under the new package, the
hrwrlv wage for the average as-
semblv line worker would rise
from the current $6.57 to $7.36
by 19'9 while the average tool-
maker's hourly wage would go
See SKILLED, Page 2

'U' grounds crew
makes clean. sweep

Gazing across the pristine,
picture postcard lawns of cen-
tral campus, few casual stroll-
ers can comprehend the magni-
tude of the task facing the
University Groundskeeping crew
each and every day.
Take, for example, the month
of August alone, According to
Kenneth Wanty, manager of the
Grounds Maintenance Depart-
ment, it took ten men working
full time throughout August to
collect some 4,000 cubic yards
of garbage that if made into
a wall "would be a bulk ten
feet high, nine feet wide and
fifth-four feet long - each day
- and this is compacted."
AND AS BIG as it is, refuse
collection is only one of the 400
policy not
ex 1110
Literary school Assistant Dean
Marion Jackson said yesterday
that students have generally not
taken advantage of recently
loosened graduation require-
"You might say that this lib-
eralization comes at a time
when students are looking for

to 500 jobs performed by the
Grounds Department each year.
The department also maintains
the grounds irrigation system,
trims trees, removes snow,
mows lawns, prunes shrubs and
plants flowers. The department
tends not only to Central Cam-
pts but also North campus, the
University Hospital, the TV Cen-
ter, the I.M. fields and several
other areas.
Despite this multitude of re-
sponsibilities, litter collection re-
mains the department's number
one chore. Every morning, lit-
ter is picked up at 7:30 and
all receptacles are emptied, a
gargantuan job in itself.
Apparently, refuse about cam-
pus was more of a problem
two or three years ago before
the introduction of. cement trash
containers. Before, the contain-
ers were smaller and few and
far between. However, accord-
ing to Robert Hanselmann; gen-
eral foreman of the -department,
there has been a "real good re-
sponse" from students in us-
ing the larger containers.
partment has successfully elim-
inated involved the removal of
signs posted on trash cans.
To alleviate the costly neces-
sity of ripping down the signs,
the department decided to in-
stall kiosks as general posting
areas. Space inside campus
b-illings where notices could
b- posted was also enlarged.
Tree maintenance is another
maior concern of the depart-
ment. In this area, controlling
D)tch elm disease is the most
challenging nroblem facing the

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