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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 35

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 19, 1976

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Rocky rolls through Michigan

iYUSEE NESHAPPENCALL LY
Support your local sheriff
If you're interested in shooting a few ques-
tions at the candidates for Washtenaw County
sheriff, then stop by the Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union this evening at 6:30. Debating
the issues will be Democratic incumbent Fred
Postill, Republican Tom Minick, HRP candidate
Eric Jackson, and Libertarian hopeful Craig Smith.
Sunrise, sunset
The Detroit Sun is apparently through for 1976.
The "alternative" publication said yesterday .that
the issue currently in the coin-boxes and on news-
stands will be the last until' January. Publisher
Barbara Weinberg said publication was suspend-
ed to complete some organizational revamping,
O
Happenings ...
..abound at miday today with a lunch dis-
cussion at the Ecumenical Campus Center, 921
Church. Poli. Sci. Prof. Allen Whiting discusses
."China After Mao." Lunch there is 75 cents ...
This week's brown-bag lunch at the Center for
the Continuing Education of Women features Dr.
Judith Elkin, speaking on "Discovering a History
of Jews of Latin America in the 19th and 20th
Century." That's at noon, 328 ThompsonSt.2.
The Pendleton Center at the Union offers a free
noon concert, with School of Music student Brenda
Kee playing the piano and discussing black com-
poser George Walker ... Second District Congres-
sionalcandidates Ed Pierce and Carl Pursell de-
bate the issues at noon in Lecture Hall Ii of
Washtenew Community College's Exact Science
Building. Questions from, the floor will be re-
ceived during the second half of the program ...
You can catch an. introductory lecture on trans-
cendental mediation at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30
on the third floor of the UGLI in the Multipurpose
Rm. Prof. Edward Seidensticker lectures on
"Nature and the Tale of Genji," 4:10 at the Rack-
ham Ampitheature (4th floor) ... Women in Com-
munications holds a committee meet 'g in South
Quad's west lounge, at 7 ..: The Go Club gathers
at 2050 Frieze Bldg., at 7 ... The Spartacus Youth
League (SYL) sponsors a forum entitled "South
Africa: Smash Apartheid! For a Workers' Revo-
lution!" 7:30 in Rm. 3209 of the Michigan Union.
The speaker is Ed Jarvis of the SYL ... Shirley
Burgoyne and Henry Conlin, candidates for elec-
tion to the newly created judgeship in Washte-
naw County's 22nd Circuit Court speak at a pub-
lic forum about the county's Friend of the Court
policies, at 7:30 in Courtroom 1 of the Washte-
naw County Building (second floor) ... Lutheran's
Collegians meet in Rm. 3205 of the Union at 7:30,
and all interested persons are invited ... A rep-
resentative from the local Jimmy Carter organiza-
tion speaks in East Quad's Greene Lounge at 8,
and will answer questions.
The last hairah
Louis Harris, step aside. Pat Caddell, put away
your pocket calculator. The National Hairdressers
and Cosmetologists Association says a majority
of women who frequent beauty salons give Presi-
dent Ford the edge over Jimmy Carter in next
month's presidential election. Ballots cast in beau-
ty salons across 46 states and the District of Co-
lumbia give Ford 13,211 votes (42.3 per cent) and
Carter 11,584 (37.1 per cent). Michigan, Minne-
sota, Ohio, and Nevada were not included in the
balloting. Especially glaring were the Florida re-
sults, where Ford enjoys an 822-499 edge in a
state believed to be heavily in Carter's corner.
Some 4,560 women, nearly 15 per cent, said they
were undecided.
Dial-a-heist
A 30-year-old Stockholm woman was arrested
yesterday after trying to rob two banks - by tele-
phone. Bank officials said she called at noon yes-
terday and told bank employes "Put 10,000 kronor
(about $2,340) in a plastic bag. I'll be picking up
the money in a while and will be armed." Police
took the woman into custody when she showed
up at one of the banks soon afterward.
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Lost at sea
The Coast Guard said yesterday that it holds
little hope of finding the Panamanian Cargo ship
Sylvia L. Ossa, whose last reported position Wed-
nesday placed it in the midst of the Bermuda
Triangle. The area, bounded by Norfolk, Va.,
Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, has for years been
a subject of mystery with tales of ships and
planes vanishing without a trace. But the feds
don't buy the science fiction stuff. "The United
States Coast Guard is not impressed with the
supernatural explanations of disasters at sea,"
said a spokesperson. Searches so far are unen-
couraging, having turned up only an oil slick,
a lifeboat, a coil of rope, and "a sign board
with the letters OSSA on it," about 140 miles off
the coast of Bermuda. The Ossa, bound for Phila-
delphia, was carrying 37 crewmen.
On the inside . .
..Editorial Page features Ron DeKett, who
discusses the joys of "Subliminal Seduction."

to

bolster GOP

campaigns

By GEORGE LOBSENZ
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-Vice President Nelson Rockefeller swept into De-
troit yesterday on a whirlwind tour through lower Michigan de-
signed to bolster the uncertain fortunes of President Ford and
Republican Senate candidate Marvin Esch.
With Esch and Lieutenant Governor James Damman at his
side at an afternoon news conference at the Pontchartrain Hotel,
Rockefeller touted Esch as a "dynamic and attractive" candi-
dae and lambasted Jimmy Carter for inexperience.
IN THE FAMILIAR gravelly voice, Rockefeller took every
opportunity to extoll the virtues of the Ford Administration, all
the while taking swipes at Democrat Carter.
Asked about Ford's leadership qualities, Rockefeller some-
how fashioned an attack on Carter, specifically the Georgian's
proposal to make substantial reductions in the federal bureauc-
racy.
"When Mr. Carter says he's going to take 800 government
agencies and make 300 he's got to be kidding," exclaimed the for-
mer New York governor. "Congress and staff have vested inter-
ests in those agencies; they're not going to abolish them. What
he's saying shows a lack of understanding of federal government."
ROCKEFELLER also dismissed Carter's lead in the polls,

saying Ford's momentum would carry him to victory in the final
two weeks of the campaign.
"When Mr. Carter came out of New York (site of the July
Democratic convention) he was, what, some 30 points ahead,"
said Rockefeller. "Since then that lead has steadily declined and
I think it's going to keep declining."
Rockefeller added, "The more he (Carter) talks about the
issues, the more he shows what he doesn't know, and then he
changes his position."
NEAR THE END of the news conference, Rockefeller ran into
some toigh questitons on the controversy surrounding recent reve-
lations about an extra-marital affair conducted by Esch's oppo-
nent, Donald Riegle. Asked whether he thought Esch would gain
through public airing of Riegle's private affairs, Rockefeller said:
"I don't think Mr. Esch is going to win on personal problems, he
wants to win on the issues. He's a man who has a proven record."
On follow-up -questions, Esch stepped forward to come to the
aid of a wavering Rockefeller and to clarify his position.
"I didn't talk about his (Riegle's) instability," Esch remarked.
"I'm talking about the inconsistencies of his voting record."
HOWEVER," the Ann Arbor congressman added, "I don't be-
lieve you can separate private integrity and public trust.",
Later, Rockefeller topped the bill at a star-studded $50-a-plate
See ROCKY, Page 7

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
Rockefeller and Esch t

Carter

vows

to

By AP and Reuter
Apparently recognizing that
the presidential campaign could
become more bitter in its wan-
ing days, Democratic contender
Jimmy ,Carter expressed confi-
dence yesterday that both he
and President- Ford would try
to keep it from descending to
the "gutter level."
Carter made the observation
in an early-morning interview
with network reporters at his
peanut warehouse in Plains,
Ga., .hours before a scheduled
departure on another vote-seek-
ing foray, this time to Florida,
North Carolina and New York.

race
But the trip, lasting only two
, days, marked an easing of the
pace set by Carter most of the
past week.
CARTER SAID he will "bend
over backwards" to keep the
campaign from deteriorating in-
to a litany of low-level charges
and personal attacks. Carter
will end his effort with an eight-
day tour that begins next Mon-
day and ends on election day.
cord was in Washington,
where he plans to remain until
Thursday when he embarks on
a final, 10-day campaign blitz
that will take him to as many

Riegle admits to
affair withex-staffer
By The Associated Press and United Press International
SOUTHFIELD - A visibly angry Rep. Donald Riegle ad-
mitted yesterday he once had an affair with an unpaid staff
worker during which they recorded intimate conversations on
tape.
But Riegle, the Democratic Senate nominee, told a sub-
urban Detroit news conference that the brief 1969 affair, con-
ducted while he was still married. to his first wife, had no
relation to the campaign. He accused Republican opponent
Marvin Esch of "character assassination beyond all bounds
of decency and fair play."
FLANKED BY HIS WIFE, Meredith, his father Donald Sr.
and other family members who linked hands during the news
conference, Riegle also accused the Detroit News of eagerly
conspiring with Esch to conduct a "gutter level" campaign
against him.
The News published a copyrighted article Sunday which ex-
tensively quoted tapes and letters of intimate meetings between
Riegle and a woman identified only as "Dorothy." Some of the
discussions involved Riegle's aspirations for the presidency in
1980.
Riegle termed the affair a "foolish mistake," but he said
a personal incident seven years ago is not a valid campaign
issue.
"I AM NOT A PERFECT HUMAN BEING," Riegle said,
at times shaking with anger. "The brief personal relationship
See RIEGLE, Page 7

clean
as 14 states in a bid to over-
take Carter's evident lead be-
fore their Nov. 2 showdown.
A number of polls and sur-
veys released during the week-
end put Carter ahead of the
President by varying percent-
ages among voters and in pro-
jected electoral votes. But most
showed the Democrat's edge
well within the margin of error
that all such samplings carry,
meaning that the race is near-
ly even and could go either
way.
IN ANOTHER poll released
yesterday by the Louis Harris
organization, Carter was shown
to have a 44 to 40 lead over
Ford after their second debate
on Oct. 6, a narrowing of the
46-39 edge held by the Georgian
after the first debate.
Any comfort in the Harris poll
for Ford was partly offset by
the threat of new controversy
over a reported comment by
the outspoken Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, General
George Brown, that Israel was
a U.S. military burden.
Two years ago General Brown
was reprimanded by President
Ford for saying Jews had un-
due influence in Congress, bank-
ing and the press.
BROWN'S COMMENT on Is-
rael was part of an interview
with the King Features Syndi-
cate, due to be published next
week. The White House today
said it would make no com-
ment until the full transcript
was available.
But spokesman Ron Nessen
said Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld is investigating re-
ports of the interview which
quote the general as saying
that "from a strategic point
of view, Israel has to be con-
sidered a burden to the U.S."
The' remarks come barely a
week after Ford announced Is-
rael would be getting sophisti-
See CARTER, Page 10

AP Photo
"He inhaled a lot of smoke!"
A Milwaukee fireman "rescued" this phony skelton from a "Haunted House" amuse-
ment facility run by the March of Dimes. Officials are investigating the possibility of
arson. The skeleton lives.
UNION MEMBERS TO MEET:
GEO, 'U' to resumetalks:

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Requiem f4
By DONNA BRITT
"Yeah, I'was staggering half-drunk into the
dorm Friday night and noticed _a couple of my
neighbors speaking together, really solemn, you
know? And then they told me John had shot him-
self. It was so weird . .."
Jim Savoie's brown eyes are perplexed as he
speaks. The word "suicide" conjures up pictures
of aging, barbituate-swallowing film stars and
businessmen whose hands have been caught in
the company till. So how can an 18-year-old col-
lege freshman react when he learns that the
neighbor he helped with his algebra last Sunday
has taken his own life?
JOHN OLIVER, a University sophomore, was
found dead in hid locked South Quad room on
October 8. A shotgun and a receipt of its pur-
chase were found with him there.
Savoie shakes a strand of his long blond hair
nea of hk PvPCndion-,+ the vonhme of his wailing

ora

friend

an apartment together next year. Now he's dead.
Everybody's talking about it - and him - and
making suppositions they have no basis for. I
just want to get it off my mind."
Morton is making coffee as he talks, care-
fully measuring amounts in a shiny silver spoon
before adding the water. His white turtleneck
and close-clipped hair contrast sharply with Sa-
voie's t-shirt and shoulder-length locks, but their
opinions of the dead student differ little.
"He was very friendly, though he kept to him-
self as a rule," Morton went on. "A nice guy.
What gets me is that I didn't sense that any-
thing was wrong, never saw him unhappy. I just
don't know." r
A GENTLE-VOICED exchange student from
Algeria answers questions with obvious reluc-
tance. His room is next door to the one that has
been locked and silent since the tumult of am-

By SUSAN ADES
and KEN PARSIGIAN
More than two months after
their last face-to-face confron-
tation and some three weeks
since mediation broke down,
the Graduate Employe Organiz-
ation (GEO) and University
bargainers resurrected contract
talks yesterday, less than 48
hours before GEO's contract
negotiation deadline.
While chief University bar-
gainer John Forsyth termed
the meeting "the most produc-
tive session we've had to date
this year," he and union lead-
ers are aware that tonight,
when the GEO rank and file as-
semble, the majority could
vote to begin circulating a
strike referendum.
DESPITE STEADY progress
on such moderately contested
issues as the definition of grad-
uate student in good standing,
TA training, and student in-
volvement in curriculum deci-.
sions, yesterday's three-and-a-
half hour session was 'cut short
to permit GEO negotiators to
attend a noon rally on the Diag.
The rally was designed to flaunt
union strength and aplv tres-
sire on the Ulniversit to "bar-
gain seriously."

stick with your principles."
THE principle the University
has so relentlessly adhered to
for the duration of seven months
of talks is that all issues the
Administration classifies as
"academic" are not labor con-
tract material and are there-
fore not negotiable.
The- Union's unshakeable de-
mands all fall into that "no-
compromise" category: affirm-
ative action - recruitment, non-
discrimination in hiring, tuition,
and-class size. And viewing the,
University's refusal to compro-
mise on economic matters, pros-
pects for a swift settlement are

still grim, even in light of yes-
terday's headway.
GEO says it will not make
all the moves. "We purposely
brought up issues we feel we're
particularly close on (at yes-
terday's session) but it would
be necessary for them (the Uni-
versity) to start bargaining on
issues they've been so intran-
sigent on," said union treasur-
er Barbara Weinstein.
FORSYTH 'SAID: "It makes
sense they're going to start
with the area in which they've
got the most flexibility.
"We told them upfront," he
See GEO, Page 10

Chieang accused of/
trying t ilMao
PEKING (Reuter) - A wall
poster in Peking has accused
Chairman Mao Tse-tung's wid-
ow, Chiang Ching, of trying to
murder her husband.
The poster, pasted up on the
campus of Peking University,
charges that she personally
tried to kill Mao on his death-

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