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Latest Deadline in the State

Vol. LXXXVII, No. 50

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, November 5, 1976

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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Trial set
Sheriff Fred Postill, defeated in his bid for
re-election by Ann Arbor Police Captain Thomas
Minick, will stand trial June 6 for an alleged
assault on one of his deputies during a wedding
reception this summer in Chelsea. He is accused
of trying to choke Deputy Basil Baysinger with
a pair of handcuffs. If convicted, he could face
a four-year jail sentence and a $2,000 fine.
Election picks
We thought we had. safe guarded ourselves
from a tie in our election pick contest. But alas,.
due to the lack of a winner in the Pierce-Pur-
sell race for the Second Congressional District
we have a tie. The two contestants involved
differ only in ^lTom they picked in that dead-
locked contest. So sit tight and as soon as we
know who our new congressman is, the winner
of our contest will get two free meals at the
Blue Frogge.
Redneck chic
It's already upon us. Jeff Raymond, an obscure
country-and-western songster, has recordeda sin-
gle entitled "Hillbilly in the White House" which
foretells the events we're going to have to look
forward to in the next four years. Among other
things, fried chicken will be mandatory Sunday
fare, Nashville will become the nation's capital,
and "Green Acres" will return to television. That
isn't all, either: country singer Dolly Parton, the
song claims, will be sent to Spain as ambassadress
(and her former partner Porter Waggoner will go
to Portugal). "Freaks," one might add, will be
made to cut their hair. Raymond has never had
a hit before, needless to say.
Happenings . .
begin at noon, when the Anthroposophical
Student Association sponsors a LecturDemonstra-
tion on Eurythmy, a Modern Art of Movement by
the London Eurythmy Group in the Pendleton
Room at the Union ... at 3:30 International Cen-
ter sponsors a program on "Working in Ann Ar-
bor - A Program for Foreign Women" at the
Madelon Pound House, 1024 Hill St. ... at 4, Prof.
Otis Dudley Duncan will be speaking on "Energy
and Society" in the Rackham Auditorium _,.then,
at 7 p.m., Tyagi Ji, Cosmic Transmitter, will hold
a session at the Friends Meeting House, 1420 Hill.
Admission is free ... and from 7 to 10 p.m. the
Central Campus Recreation Building will hold an
International Family Night with fun,' games, and
refreshments. A single student ID or user pass
will get a whole family in ... at 7:30 there will
be a seminar on "The Roots and Problems of the
Lebanese Civil War" in the Kuenzel Room of the
Union ... at 8 p.m. Pauline Cart will speak on
"Healing of the Physical, Mental and Spiritual
Aspects of Human Beings" at Canterbury House,
Corner of Catherine and Division ... and a De-
fense Disco will be held in the Law Lounge from
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. to raise money for accused VA
nurses Narciso and Perez. Donations are request-
Idi Amin Avenue?
No one is willing to admit it, but somebody
in Toronto has been naming streets in honor of
Attila the Hun, tle famous Fifth Century barbar-
ian and hero of the working class. There they
are, right on the city map: Attila Street and Hun
Crescent. "I can see people objecting to Hitler
or Stalin because they are more recent," said
Richard Sasvari, Toronto city plannr. "But what
is wrong with Attila the Hun? Everyone was a
barbarian back then." Speak foreyourself.
A young Pole being deported from Dennark
yesterday hijacked a Polish airliner, using a pis-

tol fashioned from a piece of rye bread he took'
with him from prison. The young man, 20-year-
old Andrezej Jaroslaw Karoszinski, was given asy-
lum in Denmark- in 1974, but was jailed and de-
ported for theft. Security officials at Copenhagen
airport ignored the hunk of bread he carried on
boardl, but during the flight he chewed it into the
shape of a pistol and told the crew to take him
to Vienna. Just goes to show, you can get away
with anything as long as you got a little bread,
Revolt of the Smokers -
The nicotine backlash has begun. A taxi driver
in Madrid, Spain picked up four women who in-
sisted on smoking in his cab, despite his pro-
tests. When they refused to stop, he in turn re-
fused to shut the window or turn on the car's
heater. This did not cool the indignant women,
who took a pair of scissors and cut up the driv-
ers's suit, raincoat, and safety belt. They have
been detained by Spanish authorities; we suggest
they be made to smoke a dozen large cigars each.
Ot the inside ...
...'Editorial Page presents W. L. Scheller's
column, Perspective ... On Arts Page, Keith Tosolt

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
THIS WOMAN watches in studied anxiety yesterday as
Sa nurse prepares to draw blood for Alpha Phi Omega's
student blood bank in the Anderson Room of the Union.
The drive runs until S today, wvhen they ho~pe to have
accumulated a thousand pints of blood.
AlpaPi mg
Giving blood can be fun.
Since M~onday, the response to the student blood bank
sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a coed service frater-
nimty, has proven that donating blood isn't so bloody aw-
AS -OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT, students had donated
529 pints of the life-giving fluid. Today, the last day to
donate, between 11:00 to 5:00 in the Anderson Room of
the Union, fraternity members hope enough .jtudents will
overcome their fears of needles and the sight of blood
to rah the 1,000-pint goal
o rea ,See ALPHA, Pag 10

Carter may propose

maj o:
By AP and Reuter
PLAINS, Ga.- President-
elect Jimmy Carter said
last night there was strong
possibility he would pro-
pose a tax cut aimed at
aiding average wage earn-
ers if the U.S. economy did
not pick up by the time he
takes office in January.
Carter was speaking at a
nationally - televised press
conference near his home
in this southern Georgia
hamlet, his first news con-
ference since winning Tues-
day's presidential election.
ASKED ABOUT campaign
statements that he was consid-
ering a tax cut, something that
President Ford promised more
strongly, the President - elect
said it was "a strong possibili-
ty if' the economy is still stag-
nant next January as it is
He added that such a cut
would be aimed at the middle
income wage group, saying: "If6
any tax cut comes it will be
to stimulate the purchasing pow-
er of the average American
Lawrence Klein, a University
of Pennsylvania economist who
is a top Carter adviser on .the
economy, has recommended to
Carter a $10 to $15 billion tax
cut or a quick increase in fed-
eral spending to stimulate the
economy at the start of the new
ONCE AGAIN, Carter thanked


Ford for his offer of coopera-
tion and support in the transi-
tion to the new Democratic ad-.
ministration. He said he hopes
to meet with Ford and the
President's top advisers for a
briefing on foreign policy ques-
flanked by members of his fam-
ily and vice president-elect Wal-
ter Mondale, fielded questions
from reporters on the platform
of Plains' old wooden railway

station, Carter's first campaign
headquarters and now mainly
given over to selling Carter
Among his ma or points:
O There will be "substantial
continuity" in American foreign
policy, toward U.S. allies and
also toward potential adveisar-
* He will not name members
of his Cabinet before Decem-
beir, and will choose them for
merit, after personal interviews,

and in "a careful, very slow
and methodical process." He
;said he will try to achieve geo-
graphical and other balance in
his Cabinet.
E He is concerned about a
possible increase in the price
of imported oil, but can do
nothing about it except say so.
Carter said he doesn't want to
mislead people into thinking
that he can influence U.S. poli-
cy or decisions until Jan. 20,
See CARTER, Page 7

President-elect Jimmy Carter held his first news conference" yesterday; and after announcing
possible plans for a tax cut and pledging to keep his campaign pledges, Carter introduced his
vice presidential running mate, Walter Mondale.

A recount of the Washtenaw County vote yes-
terday tentatively moved Republican Carl Pursell
into a 347-vote lead over Democrat Edward
Pierce in their seesaw battle for the Second Dis-
trict Congressional seat.
After some 40 hours of nail-biting 'uncertainty,
Pierce. and Pursell sat down with Washtenaw
County Clerk Bob Harrison yesterday morning to
once again total up the county vote that had
thrown the contest into doubt. When they emerg-
ed, Pursell had forged a slim advantage by way
of a 300-plus vote error in Pierce's favor, dis-
covered in the previous count. The new tally left
Pursell with 95,393 votes to Pierce's 95,046.
THE WASHTENAW county vote was the focus
of a raging controversy Wednesday as varying
woman pilot
Yael Rom was the first woman pilot
in the Israeli Air Force, and one of
the last. She became a pilot almost ac-
cidentally; but those kinds of accidents
don't happen anymore, she said, during -
a recent visit to the Hebrew House.
"I didn't know how to fly. I didn't r
even know what a plane loo'ked like,"
Rom said. Still, she began her flight
training in 1950, earning her wings in
1951. She served the Air Force, chiefly
as a non-combat pilot, until 1960.
tion, Rom said that women do not share '
military duty equally with men in Israel.
"It is very sad that the girls don't
avail themselves of the opportunities r
that they have. If a woman wants o
make something of herself, nobody will
stop her," said Rom, now a university
professor in Israel.
The official reason the women are
intentionally given non-clerical or nurs-
ing jobs, she said, is that combat posi-
tions require a lot of training for co-
paratively little time spent in the ser-

cree s a,
figures were tossed about by the Pierce and
Pursell camps as well as the county clerk's of-
fice. By late Wednesday afternoon, thorough re-
checking and comparison of precinct counts with
the official county clerk figures revealed large
Even after yesterday's re-count, the cause of
the discrepancies remained unclear. In one in-
stance, absentee ballot votes from Augusta
Township were incorrectly phoned in as the tal-
lies of certain precincts. Also, it is now suspected
that Pierce and Pursell votes may lave been
transposed, some Pierce tallies being put in Pur-
sell totals and vice-versa. Finally, delays in ob-
taining and tabulating absentee ballots from sev-
eral Ann Arbor precincts contributed to the prob-


Whatever the reasons for the mix-up, each
county (Washtenaw, Wayne, Munroe) will now
conduct a canvas to officially certify the vote.
Some observers say the canvassing should be
done by next Monday or Tuesday.
A C C 0 R D I N G L Y, both candidates
yesterday received the new results with a grain
of salt, reserving any final judgements until the
outcome of the canvassing.
N E V E R T H E L E S S, the atmosphere
at each candidate's headquarters belied the
bland, guarded official statements.
At Pursell's Ann Arbor base on Wednesday, the
mood was one of barely restrained euphoria.
"I feel pretty good," said a raspy-throated Pur-
Cina' Ga
to Stand s
By Reuter had succeededi
PEKING - China plans "a China wouldf
state trial of Mao Tse - tung's "chauvinistic
widow, Chiang Ching, and oth- eign policy" a
er members of the Shanghai principle of e
"gang of four" accused of plot- nations great a
ting to seize power in Peking, Tan mainta
Chinese officials told a visiting per cent of Chi
delegation here yesterday. people weres
Observers said a secret trial to the "gang o
of the four leftist radicals ap- the remaining
peared more likely than a pub- supported the
lic hearing, said.
IN ITS 27-year history, Com-
munist China has never staged
an open trial of purged leaders.
An informed source said the
Chinese officials told a dele-
gation from Finland that the
four former Politburo members
were under house arrest and
would eventually stand trial on
charges of plotting a coup in
the aftermath of Chairman -
Mao's death nearly two months The Michig
ago. I (SQB) conducte
At another me.eting yesterday, revision of the.
according to the source, the
Finnish delegation was told that While atten
investigators were trying to came), SOB re
find out whether the four dis-
graced leaders had "illicit rela- current policy,

sell, "I'm sort of cautiously jubiliant."
AS EXCITED voices rose in the background,.
Pursell added, "my staff is very high. They think
we've already won it."
Despite all the enthusiasm, Pursell acknowl-
edged that the election still' hung on the verdict
of the 3 county canvasses totals and official cer-
"It's still an open ball-game," conceded the
Livonia state senator, "but it looks pretty good
for us."
PURSELL termed his apparent victory a come
from behind effort.
"Our campaign was jelling that last week . .."

See PURSELL, Page 10


1ng of,.Four'
>eeret trial

in seizing power,
have adopted a
big - power for-
and scrapped its
equality between
and small.
ined . that 99.99
hina's 850 million
strongly opposed
of four" and only
0.01 per cent
m, the source

A N I N V E S T I G A T-
ING commission headed by De-
fense Minister Yeh Chien-ying
is now examining the activities
of the four - Chiang Ching,
Wang Hung-wen, Chang Chun-
chiao and Yao Wen-yuan.
The official people's daily
newspaper jrinted more attacks
yesterday on the radicals, who
are believed to have been un-
der house arrest since October
See RADICAL, Page 10

de nts review
gan Student Assembly Student Organizations Board
ed a sparsely attended-,hearing last night to discuss
Athletic Depar.tment's ticket sales policy.
ndance was light (only three non-board members
eceived a variety of suggestions for revamping the
ranging from computerized ticket distribution to

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