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Vol. LXXXViI, No. 32

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 15, 1976

Ten Cents

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Baking in the brothel
Ten Boston prostitues gathered at a church on
Beacon Hill recently to do business-selling cakes
and cookies they'd baked to raise money for a
drive to legalize their ancient profession. The wo-
men, members of the Prostitutes Union of Massa-
chusetts (PUMA) said they believe all legal bar-
riers to prostitution should be removed so it will
be, as one member put it, "just another job." One
reason for the cake sale, they said, was to demon-
strate that their line of work doesn't make them so
different from other women. Domesticity, how-
ever, doesn't appeal to some of the union mem-
bers. As one woman, identified only as Helen, put
it, "I make enough money so I don't have to fool
around the kitchen."
Happenings ...
... don't get under way until 4 today with an
address by M. Romani, Tanzanian Ambassador to
the U.S., on "Rhodesian Peace Talks and African
Perspective," in the Schorling Aud. of the School
of Education ... It will be followed at 8 by a
Cultural show and African dances, also at the
Schorling Aud. ... There's an open house coffee
hour for graduate students in the biological and
health sciences, from 4-6 in Rackham's Assembly
Hall (fourth floor) ... That cosmic transmitter,
Tyagi Ji, is at it again this evening at 7 at the
Friends Meeting House, 1420 Hill. Admission is
free ... The Ecumenical Camous Center's Distin-
guished Faculty Series presents Dr. Ali Mazrui
speaking on "Islam, Christianity, and the Black
Experience, and that's at 8, 921 Church ... Bob
Jacobs speaks on "Energy Flow Patterns in the
Universe, Human Beings, and Atoms," at the
Canterbury House, the corner of Catherine and
Division, at 8.
Pressing business
The grinding noise Thomas Smith awoke to
recently gave him the feeling that he was deal-
ing with something more than the usual early
morning blues. And when he saw the piles of gar-
bage around him, he knew that this was a morn-
ing like no other. In fact, Smith, a Houston amuse-
ment park worker, found himself inside a gar-
bage truck, where a compactor was pressing him
and the trash into convenient, pocket-sizes pieces.
"I hollered for help but the driver operates the
equipment from inside the truck and I guess he
didn't hear me," said Smith, who apparently fell
asleep in a dumping bin that was emptied into
the truck. There were' 10 more stops, 10 more
loadings, and Smith was becoming more cramp-
ed. The driver of the truck finally noticed Smith
struggling out of a garbage bundle at the dump
and rushed him to a local hospital, where X-rays
proved negative. He wouldn't say how or why he
had fallen asleep in the dumpster.
Bombs away
A Texas flying group that re-enacted the 1945
A-bombing of Hiroshima last weekend is under
fire from a Japanese organization which is ac-
cusing them of glorifying an "historical crime
to mankind." As part of its "Airshow '76" the
Confedereate Air Force (CAF) flew a B-29 Super-
fortress-the type of plane that dropped the first
A-bomb - over a crowd of 40,000 in Harlingen,
Texas last Saturday while a U.S. Army demoli-
tion team on the ground detonated a barrel full
of explosives which sent a mushroom-shaped cloud
billowing skyward. The CAF received a telegram
Wednesday from Ichiro Moritaki, president of the
Japanese Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen
Bombs demanding that they not repeat the dem-
onstration. Lloyd Nolen, one of CAF's founders,
said the airshows staged by the nonprofit organi-
zation tell the story of the major air battles
of World War II which took place in all theaters
of combat. "What we try to do in our airshows
is to give the people an historical view of the
war. The American people should be proud of the
way they 'responded during that war."

We're gonna make
you a star
Elizabeth Ray made her stage debut Wednes-
day night, wearing a pink towel as part of her
wardrobe. Some critics thought another towel
should have been thrown in after the first act.
Ray launched her would-be acting career in St.
Charles, Ill. in a production of the comedy "Will
Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" Several times she
flubbed her lines, and at other times she was
barely audible. One of the biggest laughs of the
evening came when she sat down to try to use
a typewriter. Ray's role, originally created for the
late Jayne Mansfield, is that of a blonde movie
sex symbol who fancies herself a deep thinker.
Ray summed it all up several days ago in an
interview when she said, "Without skills, its hard
to make a living."
Ont the insde K.
..Editorial Page, offers Keith Richburg's in-
sights on the New York Senate Race between Pat
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In Mortar
Board, men*
are dwelcome

Many University organizations and de-
partments are still scurrying to get into
compliance with Title IX - a law pro-
hibiting sex discrimination in federally fund-
ed educational institutions - while one
campus group, the once all-female sen-
ior honor society Mortar Board, met the
challenge over a year ago.
Mortar Board, whose name refers to
the cap worn at graduation, was single-
sexed for all of its 61 years until last
October when it held a special conven-
tion in order to respond to the then new-
ly operative Title IX. The group, whose
alumni include Sally Fleming - wife of

University President Robben Fleming -
is a national society with 172 local chap-
ters throughout the country.
chapters have male presidents. And at
the University, five out of the 34 mem-
bers are men.
"We considered becoming disaffiliated
with the University but we thought it would
defeat the purpose," said former Mortar
Board president Kathy Makielski. "The is-
sue was not University affiliation but should
we open up membership to men. We de-
cided it would be more important to re-
main affiliated with the University."
But disaffiliation with the University was

only one alternative that Mortar Board
members considered. They also considered
merging with a traditionally male honor
society or honorary group, disbanding as
a national organization, or taking court
action - as well as admitting male mem-
"WE ARE TOTALLY dismayed that an
organization such as Michigamua would not
comply with Title IX-"since we have had
two national conferences for the purpose of
reviewing out status in that respect," com-
mented Mortar Board President Alyssa
"If it was good enough for us," she
See WOMEN'S, Page 10


Carter 'slandered'

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
Keep the faith
An evangelist spreads his gospel around the Diag yesterday as a swarm of students thought
the display more interesting than class.





A local landlord Tuesday will try to evict a
That might sound like commonplace news
around here, but the tenant in question is a some-
what eccentric 52-year-old man who describes
himself as a "free-lance researcher," while ,the
landlord is none only than the Elks Club.
SO GOES the unusual saga surrounding the
house at 339 S. Ashley, an overgrown frame
structure which has already been declared unfit
for humans by city inspectors.

HARRY GORDON LONG, a former psychology
lecturer at Hillsdale College, is the only remain-
ing tenant in the six-bedroom house. He claims
that when he moved into the building in June he
made an oral agreement with the woman sublet-
ting the rooms, Elizabeth Helper, to rent an up-
stairs room for the coming year.
Long and another tenant complained to the
Elks Club about the deteriorated condition of the
house and, convinced their complaints were not
being heeded, filed a complaint with the City
See ELKS, Page 2_

President Ford said last
night . that Democratic
nominee Jimmy Carter has
slandered the United States
and he suggested the last
days of the 1976 campaign
should be dedicated to is-
sues instead of questions
that have little bearing on
the nation's future.
Ford held a nationally
televised news conference,
which he opened by read-
ing a prepared statement
expressing his pleasure at
being cleared by the Water-
gate special prosecutor of
allegations involving his
use of campaign funds
while serving in Congress.
spoke with the press in Wash-
ington, Democratic nominee
Jimmy Carter proposed in New
York that the United St tes
negotiate an agreement With
the Soviet Union for a "quick
freeze" at present numbers of.
nuclear missiles and warheads.
He also said the freeze should
apply to theacarryingcapacity
of missiles and to further de-
velopments in strategic weapons
At his newsaconference, Ford
replied to Carter's criticisms
of Ford's handling of foreign
policy. Referring to Carter's
suggestion that Ford's foreign
rt sale
port, presented letters from
her neighboring homeowners to
the Regents and declared that
expansion of Willow Run would
cause "unbelievable ecological,
financial upheavals in Southeast
Van Buren Township, said
Van Wormer, would lose two
schools, the town hall, its only
ball park and "many historical
landmarks" if airport expen-
sion plans were carried out.
The Regents were largely si-
lent to the presentations. Uni-
versity President Robben Flem-
ing informed the speakers that
no Regent decision would be
made on the airport at this
month's session.
See REGENTS, Page 10

policy has caused the United
States to lose respect interna-
tionally, Ford said:
"I don't approve of any candi-
date of the United States slan-
dering the good name of the
United States. It discourages
our allies and encourages our
FORD'S NEWS conference
was held only hours after spe-
cial Watergate Prosecutor Char-
les Ruff cleared him of allega-
tions involving the mishandling
of campaign contributions dur-
ing Ford's days as a congress-
man from Michigan.
Directing his opening comn-
ments to Ruff's actions, Ford
said, "I hope that today's an-
nouncement will also accomplish
one other major task: that it
will elevatemthe presidential
campaign to a level befitting
the American people."
But Ford was asked almost

Regents considi


at once about suggestions that
he used his influence as House
minority leader to block an ear-
ly House probe of the Water-
gate scandal.
FORD SAID there was no
substance to such allegations
at the time he was confirmed
as Richard Nixon's vice piesi-
dent and that he did not be-
lieve they were any more ac-
curate today.
"I'll give you exactly the
same answer I gave the House
committee and Senate commit-
tee during the confirmation
hearings. The matter was fully
investigated by those commit-
tees and I think that is a sat-
isfactory answer."
As to a proposal that Ruff in-
vestigate the allegation, Ford
said that is a decision for the
Watergate prosecutor "arid I
See FORD, Page 7


Yesterday's meeting of the
University Board of Regents
was marked by several expres-
sions of citizen concern over the
future of Ypsilanti's Willow
Run Airport.
The Board was also presented
with the University's budget in-
crease request for 1977-78,
which totaled nearly $30 million
in extra funds.
that this request we're present-
ing to Lansing . . . represents
a very large sum of money,"
said University Vice President
for Academic Affairs Frank
Rhodes, "but we've already
pruned and trimmed this figure
as much as possible."
The airport, which has been
owned by the University since
it was built in the early 1940s,
has become the center of a
growing controversy since the

Regents decided to unload it
several months ago.
Two major contenders have
emerged for ownership of the
facility: the Willow Run Joint
Airport Commission - a body
composed of area government
representatives - and the
Wayne County Road Commis-
sion. The Road Commision, ac-
cording to the citizens' groups
which addressed the Regents,.
has "undisclosed" plans to ex-
pand and develop Willow Run
by buying up nearby property
and converting the airport into
an industrial facility.
of the Van Buren Township
Commission charged' the Road
Commission with being "out of
touch with reality," and urged
the Regents not to let the air-
port fall into the hands of
"those who plan to enlarge it
without regard to the public

er airpol
Gollwitzer cited Detroit's
Metro Airport as an example
of how airport expansion ruins
suburban communities. "We've
watched Romulus try to con-
trol Metro," he said. "And
they only succeeded in slowing
things down for a few months
at best."
Wayne County Commissioner
Royce Smith also opposed ap-
propriation of the facility by
the Road Commission. "Person-
ally," he said, "I'd rather see
another branch of the Univer-
sity of Michigan built out there,
with lots of nice students and
nice teachers. And I don't see
why an airport has to be with-
in seven miles of another air-
approached the question along
the same lines. Nellie Van Wor-
mer of the Citizens Opposing
Expansion of Willow Run Air-

Reagan people admit
Ford hias better idea
WASHINGTON (,) - As Gerald Ford became his party's nomi-
nee at the Republican National Convention last Aug. 19, some of
Ronald Reagan's delegates booed when asked to make the presi-
dential nomination unanimous.
There were predictions that the Reaganites would sit out the
fall election.
BUT AN ASSOCIATED PRESS survey of Republican officials
in 22 states now shows that most Reagan delegates and supporters
have come around to backing Ford's election.
While Ford does not inspire the kind of intense loyalty and
fervor Reagan supporters gave the former California governor,
they are working at- all levels of the President's election cam-
"The Republican platform turned out to be one that every
Reagan support could avidly support," said Sam Tate, Reagan's
campaign manager in Georgia.
AFTER the convention it was completely normal that most
Reagan supporters needed a few days to sit down and realize that
we still had a race with vast differences between the two can-
didates Ford and Carter," Tate said, "and as far as they were
concerned, there was only one decision - to support Ford and
running mate Bob Dole."
As the cochairman of the Ford campaign in Georgia, Tate is
visible evidence of a concerted effort by the Preidnt's campaign
leaders to draw in former officials of the Reagan camp to work
for the President. Only John Sears, Reagan's campaign director,
is missing from among a list of top Reagan staffers now working
in the President Ford Committee.
Ford's state organizations are also attracting Reagan support-
See FORD'S, Page 10

Chinese govt upheavals fail
to surprise local experts

Ferency eyes justice seat
In a brief afternoon stopover at the Univer-
sity Law Quad yesterday, Zolton Ferency - can-
didate for justice of the State Supreme Court -:
emphasized the "need for activists" in the high
court and leadership in promoting pre-paid legal
aid insurance.
Attracting a shabby- turnout of about 25 law stu-
dents and past acquaintances, the former guber- z4 y
natorial candidate and long-time, ultra-liberal advo-
cate of civil liberties reform spoke on the respon-
sibility of society to make legal services more easilyv
to the n ,<hnrt5...o r.'.r"

The sudden, yet decisive, changes which have taken place
within the Chinese government over the past week have been
viewed with little surprise-and even less 'apprehension-by local
China experts.
In the space of only a few days, moderate leader Hua Kuo-
Feng has rapidly consolidated his power base, and four prominent
members of the Politboro-including Chiang Ch'ing, widow of the
late Mao Tse-Tung-have been accused of plotting a coup.
I'M NOT surprised the power struggle occurred. But I am a
little surprised it happened so quickly," said Political Science Prof.
Allen Whiting.
When Mao died last month, Whiting predicted a power strug-
gle among his successors, and believed that moderates such as

'Just (is President
Ford has had to take a
hard line on issues like
Taiwan in response to
pressure from t h e
Reagan wing of the
Republican p a r t y
C'ihina's leadership has
had to bow to pressure

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