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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 45

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, October 30, 1976

Ten Cents Ten Pages

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Election picks
Will Carter thump Ford? Is West Virginia des-
tined, like New York before it, to have a Rocke-
feller as governor? What's the future of returnable
bottles infMichigan?Your guess is as good as
ours; in fact, your guess can win you two free
meals at the Blue Frogge. All you have to do is
come out on top of The Daily's Election Picks con-
test, and choose the candidate you think will win
in the races listed below, the fate of Proposal A,
and the presidential winner's margin of victory.
List your predictions on a sheet of paper with
your name, address and phone number and drop
them off at The Daily, 420 I\M aynard, by midnight
election eve. Only one entry per person. How 'bout
it, Mr. Gallup?
Carter (D)-Ford (R) (pick percentage)
Riegle (D)-Esch (R) Mich.
Moynihan (D)-Buckley (R) N. Y.
Tunney (D)-Hayakawa (R) Calif.
Green (D)-Heinz (R) Penn.
Zumwalt ())-Byrd (I) Va.
Hartke (D)-Lugar (R) Ind.
Muskie (D)-Monks (R) Maine
Kennedy (D)-Robertson (R) Mass.
Montoya (D)-Schmitt (R) N. Mex.
Metzenbaum (D)-Taft (R) Ohio
Howlett (D)-Thompson (R) ill.
Tribbitt (D)-duPont (R) Del.
Teasdale (D)-Bod (R) Mo.
Rockefeller (D)-Underwood (R) W. Va.
Bullard (D)-Dietrich (R) St. Rep.
Postill (D)-Minick (R) Sheriff
Pierce (D)-Pursell (R) U. S. Rep.
Steeh (D)-Delhey (R) Prosecutor
Proposal A-yes-no
Time out
It's time to cast off the binds of Dalight Saving
Time and face the cold facts of winter's Eastern
Standard Time. Don't panic - you're setting your
clocks and watches back an hour this time. Some-
time around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, relax and
enjoy an extra hour of free sleep (or partying, for
that matter).
Happenings ...
begin with appeals for help from two groups
taking stands on state ballot proposals. Help
Abolish Throwaways (HAT), the campus commit-
tee pushing for "yes" votes on the bottle ban pro-
position, needs people to go to Romulus, Belleville
and Wayne to distribute literature. Stop by their
offices at 201 E. Huron before noon if you're in-
terested . . . The Ann Arbor Education Associa-
tion is looking for some 40 persons to distribute
30,000 flyers in opposition to Proposition C - the
state spending limit proposal - at the game for a
$4 wage. Meet them at Gate 9 at 12:15 . . Speak-
ing of which, the Battle for the Little Brown Jug
gets underway at 1:30 on Canham's Carpet . - -
The University LaCrosse Club plays Notre Dame
at 4 p.m., South Ferry Field . . . and the Depart-
ment of Recreation is throwing an all-night party
beginning at 6 p.m. in the Campus Recreation
Bldg. Come an a Halloween costume.
The Malthusian nightmare
Starvation, contraception and abortion are re-
sulting in an unexpected worldwide decline in the
rate of population growth, heading off - at least
for the present - fears that world population would
double by the year 2000. A report by Worldwatch
Research Institute, an environmental study g'roup,
shows that the rate of world population growth
hit a peak in 1970 - 1.9 per cent - and then be-
gan to fall. By 1975, the report said, the rate of
increase had dropped to 1.64 per cent. The slowing
of population growth was concentrated in Western

Europe, East Asia and North America. Sadly, the
institute documented at least 2 million deaths by
starvation between 1970 and 1972, apparently con-
firming Thomas Malthus' grim forecast of the in-
evitable solution to overpopulation.
Hot tuna, pilfered pate
It seems the underworld has gotten a bit more
creative these days and has undertaken a new
brand of heists - palatable pilfering. In Penang,
Malaysia yesterday, seven men boarded the Japa-
nese ship Choyu Mariin the Penang harbor, seized
six tons of tuna fish and fled to another boat.
Meanwhile, in Toulouse, France, more than 2,000
cans cf pate de foie gras and 250 pounds of un-
canned pate, valued at $26,000, were stolen from
a local factory. 'Rumor has it the Penang burglars
claimed Charlie sent them, and as for the pate
thieves, well, what's life without a healthy supply
of goose liver?
On the inside ...
What can Jimmy Carter do for Ann Arbor? Dem-
ocratic City Councilman James Kenworthy -tells
why he's pulling the Georgian's lever in the ballot
box for Editorial Page . . . Bill Stieg previews the
sqnabble with Minnesota for Snorts . . . and Arts

The Ricky Wayne Wilson held irt
Kentucky as the prime suspect ir
the slaying of University freshwom-
an Jeannine Boukai earlier this month
is not the Ricky Wayne Wilson ac-
tually wanted in the case, accord-
ing to authorities.
The bizarre tale of two Wilsons-
termed a "coincidence" by l cal in-
vestigators - has again sent law
enforcement officials scurrying to lo-
cate Boukai's alleged assailant.
MEANWHILE, the mistaken Ricky
Wayne Wilson, who spent nearly two

Wilson held inArbi

weeks in a Louisville jail, has been
cleared of all charges and is back
home with his relieved - and an-
gry - parents.
According to local authorities, the
mistaken Wilson was cleared after
checks were made on fingerprints
and personal identification.
"Two (Michigan) homocide' investi-
gatdrs went to Kentucky Wednesday
and Thursday and were, present when
the defendant was discharged (Thurs-
day) at the request of local authori-
ties," said Washtenaw County Sher-
iff's Lt. Harold Owings.
BESIDES HAVING the same names,

police say both Wilsons were born in
Kentucky, have frequented the Ann
Arbor area and have similar physical'
"They're quite similar, right down
to almost the date of birth," said
He added that he has not come
across a mistaken identity case such
as this in recent years.
aurn said that the Wilson-at-large has
relatives in Kentucky and Ohio, and
added that authorities are again pres-
sing a southern search for the sus-
pect. An arrest warrant cha'rging'in-

terstate flight has already been is-.
"Ricky Wayne Wilson" was named
as a suspect the day after Boukai
- a student in the School of Nat-
ural Resources - was found shot
to death in a remote section of the
Arboretum, just yards outside the
Ann Arbor city limits. Police thought
the victim knew her suspecied as-
sailant, and-> robbery was believed to
have been a motive, although lo-al
aithorities were checking reports
that Boukai might have purchased
a contract on- her own life.

The mistaken Wilson surrendered
himself to Louisville authorities on
Oct. 16. According to Louisville po-
!ice and Wilson's mother, Wilson was
apparently told that a warrant for
his arrest had been issued in Michi-
gan, and he wanted to resolve the,
ALTHOUGH AN investigation by
Louisville officials failed to uncover
Boukai's Yamaha motorcycle and
handbag, which the suspect was be-
lieved to have taken, Wilson was held
See TWO, Page io




Frat menw .N
F - A
clash in 4
car bash
If Americans truly have a
love affair with the automobile
then yesterday's glass-crunch-
ing, fender-beating "demolition;
derby" between rival teams of
fraternity men on East Uni- a
versity was a crime of passion.
The contest, sponsored by the
Evans Scholars as part of Home-'
coming, consisted at base of a'
bunch of guys with sledgeham- .
mers beating the living, chrome
out of an unfortunate' Ford Fal-
con and a Fury III.
k'THE OFFICIALS," announc-
ed a smug master of ceremon-
ies, "will award points on the j
basis of relative and absolute
The carnage was mitigated
somewhat by the division of s
the contest into 26 "events" , . ,
- each a separate area of the Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
car. The "South" team amassed Jim Shock, of Zeta Psi fraternity, lays one on the hood of this hapless hulk. This carnage
a total of 188.2 points on the took place in yesterday's car demnolition derby between the "North and "South" frat
See FRATS, Page 2 teams near the Dental building. "South" won by a score of 188.2 to 179.4.
is@. . . . . ....t'r :.

IS inSept
Cartel blasts Ford's
handlmig of economy
WASHINGTON M - New warning signals df more
t rouble for the nation's economy were raised yesterday
by a government index that is designed to forecast future
economic trends.
The index of leading indicators was down in Septem-
ber by seven-tenths of one per cent for the second month
in/a row. Until August, it had increased steadily in every
month, since February of 1975 when the economy was in
the depths of a recession.
THE LABOR Department, meanwhile, reported that the na-
tion's factories laid off workers last month at the highest rate
in nearly a year, with 1.5 workers out of every 100 losing their
The index of leading indicators was the last major economi
statistic before Tuesday's election, and Democratic presidential

Journalist tells of


The year was 1970. The place,
the Cambodian border of Viet-
nam. Frustrated by widespread
guerrilla activity, American and
South Vietnamese forces poured
into Cambodia in a move to
wipe out Communist guerrilla
bases. Scarcely one hour be-
hind the vanguard, journalist
Elizabeth Pond followed.
Some five weeks later, Pond
left without the story she had
risked life and limb to get.
Captured by insurgents who de-
bated whether or not to kill h'er,
she was glad to escape with her
POND, a reporter on leave
from The Christian Science
Monitor at the time, is now at
the University studying history
on a National 'Endowment for
the Humanities Fellow grant.
Recently, she sat down to tell
her unique, often harrowing,
Based in Saigon, Pond was
following S o u t h Vietnamese
troops who were clearing High-
way 1 from Saigon to Phnom

Penh when she was captured
along with Michael Morrow of
the Dispatch News Agency and,
Richard Dudman, chief of the
Washington Bureau of 'the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch.
"We were scared stiff," 'Pond,
reminisced, "but we were still
operating journalists, thinking,
What a fantastic experience-
as long'as we live!' "
ALTHOUGH she speaks French
and Morrow speaks Vietnamese,
Pond said the journalists were
not always able to communi-
cate with their captors.
"It was claar "at the beginning
that-some were hostile and some
were not," Pond said, "judging
from their accents - because
they never told us - the in-
surgents included members of
the National Liberation Front,
North Vietnamese and Cambo-
"There was a debate over
whether they would kill us or
not," she said. She added that,
at the first stopping place,
among the stilts beneath a cam-
bodian house, "things took a
turn for the worst.

"THEY became very hostile,
and put us in the back of a
camflauged truck, with armed
guards at the rear," Pond said.
The three prisoners were taken
from village to village that day,
where the insurgents incited hos-
tile reactions against the jour-
"We don't know for sure if
you're journalists or spies," one
of the guards later told Pond.
"If you're journalists, it's okay.
If you're spies, you can't expect
any mercy.'
The three were then blind-
folded and marched in front of
a gauntlet of villagers. The vil-
lagers broke through the line
of soldiers and separated the
captives from each other.

candidate Jimmy Carter said
it showed President Ford's eco-
nomic policies have failed.
He said the index is- "new
evidence 'that the economic
picture'aheadnshows more un-
employment and a further de-
cline 'in the standard of living
for the average worker."
BUT FORD saw the statistics
differently. "An examination of
the leading economic index
shows that the recent pause in
.our economicrecovery is con-
clu ding and the economy will
continue its solid growth," said
Ron Nessen, Ford's press
The Indicators index in Sep-
tember stood at 107.9 compared
to the 1967 base figure of 100.
Here is how the index has
looked for the past six months: -
-April, up 0.4 per cent
-May, up 0.7 per cent
-June;up 1.1 per cent
-July, up 0.3 per cent
-August, down 0,7 per cent
-September, down 0.7 per
W H I L E the two - month
decline in the indicators index
nointed to a possible continua-
tion of the economic slowdown
registered in recent months,
economists say they can't be
sure until it has gone down for
three; months in a row.
Alan Greenspan, chairman of
President Ford's Council of
Economic Advisers, said, how-
See ECONOMIC, Page 7

near end
By The Associated Press
With the 1976 presidential
campaign drawing to a close,
Jimmy- Carter and President
Ford both took, pains yesterday
to avoid makini the campaign's
last big mistake.
There were more of the minor-
issue sidelights that have char-
acterized the campaign to the
last. One was the reported firing
of a producer of Ford campaign
commercials because he is pro-
ducing a hard-core pornographic
movie. Another was an apparent
attempt by Republicans to pre-
vent the delivery of pro-Carter
literature through the mail.
IN OTHER political develop-
-Democratic vice presidential
nominee Walter Mondale said
Ford had never graspedathe im-
plications pf the Watergate scan-
dals andthat he has not truly
learned the lessons of Water-
-Republican vice presidential
nominee Bob Dole said Carter's


See CARTER, Page 10

Old time
fun On
Way back when in the radi-
cal sixties, the era of the
clenched fist and the boycotted
class, Homecoming and its at-
tendant parades, beauty queens
and lawn displays were dis-
missed by many activist stu-
dents as just so much irrele-
vant nonsense.
But the days of grimly pur-
poseful activism are over, ac-
cording to Bryan Lee, Universi-
ty Activities Center's (UAC)
senior chairman of Homecom-
ing '76, and thus interest in
Homecoming is on the rise.

1U', GEO at impasse
as strike vote ends
Graduate Employe Organization (GEO) and University bar-
gainers met briefly yesterday and the optimism expressed by
both sides Thursday was dashed as the Administration swiftly.
rejected the union's already atrophied class size demands.
And the session ended with no new proposals on the table.
"Chief University bargainer John Forsyth's optimism waE
based on the belief that we were ready to give in," said GEC
President Doug Moran. "My optimism was based on the hope

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