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Latest Deadline in the State
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 61 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 18, 1976 Ten Cents E
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Limp limbs
According to local health authorities, the cam-
pus swine flu innoculations were fairly innocuous,
as most students simply rolled down their sleeves
over slightly sore arms. A receptionist at the Uni-
versity Hospital emergency ward said they had
received several complaints but suspected the
patients were just having bad psychological reac-
tions. At the Union - where the immunization
guns were shooting people up thick and fast -
Dr. Atwater, director of the county health de-
partment, said about one of every 1,000 fainted
"from fright" either before or after getting the
shot. His assistant, Richard Yarmain, shrugged,
"Some people are just uptight."
will quench everyone's thirst for knowledge
today. A 9:30 a.m. session opens the two-day
Economic and Social Outlook Conference with a
discussion on the Himans-Shapiro national fore-
cast in Rackham Amphitheater. It will be fol-
lowed by other presentations on the labor force
and unemployment, and consumer attitudes .
Two 1 p.m. lectures kick-off the final day of
activities of the Teach-In on Terror on Terror
in Latin America with Alberto Roldan speaking
on Puerto Rico-U.S. relations in Rackham E.
Lecture Rm., and Ken Langton, Tom Lobe, and
Robert Matoon discussing "The Role of the U.S.
in Latin American Totalitarianism,"Rackham W.
Lecture Rm. They are followed at 2 by Peter
Weber and Barbara Francisco holding a workshop
on Amnesty International, and Charles Bright and
others assessing the "Rise of Totalitarianism in
Latin America" in Rackham W. Lecture Rm. A
discussion on "Anti-Semitism in Latin America"
with Judith Elkin in the same room at 4,..and an
"Arts and Repression" talk by Louise Bernikow
in Rm. 126, E.Q. at the same time wind up the
afternoon sessions. ... From 3 to 5, the weekly
Hopwood Tea is held at 1006 Angell ... at 4, Dr.
Milford S. Lougheed will lecture on ''"e Biogenic
Orign of Lake Superior Precambrian Iron Forma-
tions" in 4001 C.C. Little ... at 7 Prof. Taniguchi
of Kyoto U. will talk about the study and prac-
tice of law in Japan in the Lawyers' Club lounge,
sponsored by the International Law Society .. al-
so at 7 is your last chance this term to attend
the "first jump course" given by the U. of M.
Skydivers, Rm. 1042 E.E. ... resuming at 7:30,
the Latin America Teach-In will be climaxed by
keynote speaker, Isabel Allende ... at the same
time, Guild House will offer a poetry reading, 802
Monroe ... also, 2nd Ward Democrats will meet
to discuss ward chairpersons and council candi-
dates at Councilman Earl Greene's, 1553 Broad-
way. All are welcome ... from 7:30-10, CEEW is
offering a "Refreshing Math Skills" course, 328-
330 Thompson St. ... S.A.E. House will hold a pep
rally at 8, 1408 Washtenaw ... also at 8, the R.C.
Players will present "It is So! (If You Think So),
East Quad Aud. ... at the same time, the New
England Literature Program for Spring Half-term
will hold a meeting for all interested students
in 1007 A.H. ... and finally, the "Health and Sex-
uality" discussion group meets at the Gay Com-
munity Services Center, 612 S. Forest, B, also
at 8.
Tilting the scales
The balance of terror is tipped significantly
in favor of the Soviet Union, an American aero-
space expert said yesterday. T. K. Jones, of the
Boeing Aerospace Company, predicted that 98 per
cent of the Soviet population could be saved from
an all-out U.S. nuclear- attack, while Soviet in-
dustry could recover in only two to four years.
U.S. industry, on the other hand, not as well pro-
tected as Russian industry, would need 12 years
to get back on its feet.
On the inside . . .
... Mark Whitney on the Editorial Page writes
about the lack of intelligent life in Ohio ... Sports
Page's Greg Zott takes a look at Ohio State's
defense ... and Lucy Saunders praises Elly Ame-

ling's performance Tuesday night on the Arts
On the outside . ..
It'll be another pleasant day with highs be-
tween 48 and 50. Clear skies will continue through
the night as lows dip to 32. Winds will be 10-14

The lecture hall was silent last Mon-
day night as students furiously scribbled
formulas and figures for their Physics
240 exam. Suddenly, a scream pierced
the air.
"I can't take this test anymore!" a
distraught student shouted as he ripped
his exam and flung the shredded re-
mains above his head.
HE STORMED OUT of the room, ran
down the corridor of the Physics and As-
tronomy Building and crashed through
a plate glass door.
The student later admitted that the
incident was a prank that backfired -
he had intended to open the door, not

go through ity-but startled classmates
initially believed that test anxiety had
driven the student to an irrational act.
Researchers say that test anxiety is
a very real problem which plagues 10
to 20 per cent .of all colleges students,
hindering their academic performance.
OFTEN THE anxiety is characterized
by rapid heart beat, perspiration, nau-
sea, or headaches. Some students report
that they simply "freeze" or "blankout"
on exams and cannot recall material
they have learned.
Graduate student John Parker has
launched a biofeedback-assisted relaxa-
tion training program to relieve those
exam-time jitters.-

"By reducing the anxiety levels that
actively inhibit production, we hope to
improve performance level," he ex-
PARKER IS sympathetic to the stu-
dents plight. "When you think of all the
pressure on you, when it's (the course
grade) focused on the midterm and
final, it's small wonder that you get anx-
ious," he said.
The seven-week, experimental pro-
gram is the subject of Parker's doctoral
dissertation, and is a joint effort of the
University's psychology denartment and
the Reading and Learning Skills Center.
Now in its third week, the program

test anxiety
combines the techniques of biofeedback
and systematic desensitization.

"SYSTEMATIC desensitization is tried
and true. Biofeedback is tried and true,"
Parker said. "What's novel is putting
the two together in this particular situa-
Parker said anxiety can be reduced
qgicker and easier when the two tech-
manes are used together.
Biofeedback, Parker explained, is used
to pick up pieces of physiological infor-
mation of which a person is not normally
mware, amplifv the information, then
feed it back to the nerso min another
form, us'iallv vislal or auditory.

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Hunt for

local rapist continues

Gilmore s
(Reuter) - Gary Gilmore, who
says he wants to die before a
firing squad but instead tried
to kill himself Tuesday, yester-
day ripped out of his veins a
tube supplying him with medi-
cation, hospital officials said.
A spokesman for the Utah
University Medical Center said
he was not sure that Gilmore
had again attempted to kill
himself on the day when the
Utah Pardons Board was to
have ruled on the condemned
killer's wish to be executed.
Gilmore, 35, had almost fully
recovered after his joint suicide
attempt with his 20-year-old fi-
ancee, Nicole Barrett. She is in
critical condition at another hos-
pital. They were found uncon-
scious after taking drug over-
doses. .
Medical Center administra-
tor Jerry Smith said the hos-
ital was preparing to feed
Gilmore by muscular iniections
if he continued to resist taking
medication through the tube.
"That often happens with
people recovering from an over-
dose. They don't act in a very
rational way. He couldn't have
done much damage to his life
with that particular gesture,"
Smith said.
THE HEAD of the five guards
watching over Gilmore round
the clock at the hospital, Lieu-
tenant Rex Richis, said he told
Gilmore late yesterday of Bar-
rett's critical condition.
"lie asked me if I could find
out how Nicole was, so I as-
sumed he had heard some-
thing," Richis said.
"I talked to the doctors and
they said medically there was
no reason why he should not
know. So I told him."
THE HOSPITAL bulletin is-
See GILMORE's, Page 3

Group asks U' to prVie 1)1S1
service for OxFord Housiing

P o I i c e are continuing
their search for the man
they believe is responsible
for a rash of ten assaults
on local women during the
past month - at least two
of which were rapes.
The attacks, often at
knife-point, have occurred
all over the city, and fol-
low no discernible pattern.
They have ranged from a
mugging in front of Uni-
versity President Robben
Fleming's home on South
University to various stab-
bings in the Kingsley
Street area.
TWO RAPES at knife point
have occurred in the South
University and Oxford area.
One woman avoided an attack
near the corner of Oakland and
Church streets by screaming.
Police believe that the same
person-a black man of" me-
dium buildbinhis early 20's-
is responsible for all the as-
saults. Despite the lack of any
apparent pattern to his at-
tacks, according to Ann Arbor
Police Major Howard Zeck,
their belief is based on "de-
scriptions and method of oper-
ation and the fact that he uses
the same weapon."
The latest assault, which oc-
curred early Wednesday morn-
ing at South University and Ox-
ford when an Oxford housing
resident was raped at knife-
m point, has created much tension
ne and has forced the University
eir to search for an immediate so-
lution to ever-nagging problems
rig of security.
nt, THE UNIVERSITY is provid-
in ing an escort system for those
ed dorm residents who need rides
ral from central campus to resi-
dence halls at night. The Uni-
ith versity offered this service to
Oxford residents three weeks
ago, after the first rape, but is
today opening the service to

the University community at
Women students should go to
the 525 ChurchStreet parking
structure where University se-
curity officers will be taken off
their regular patrols in. order
to escort women home.
But at a tense meeting at
Oxford Housing, over a hundred
angry students told David
Fo'ilke, manager of Housing
security services, that this is
not a satisfactory solution.
"HOW MANY people have to

be raned before the Univer-
sitv will really 'do something?"
asked one male in the audience.
"What people want here is
a bus system similar to that
of. North Campus. A bus that
will pick people up and drop
them off," explained Oxford
Resident Director Paul Laza-
'People are very agitated
now and they are in a posit'on
of demanding that something
be done by the University -
some affirmative action done
See POLICE, Page 8

BOB RICE, a zoology student speaks on U.S. economic in-
volvement in Latin America at the Teach-In yesterday at
Rackham Auditorium.
Panel'hints U.S. role-
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in Latin America
The 60 people who filled the Rackham East Conference roo
yesterday afternoon expected to hear-as it was billed in o
flyer-"three U-M zoology department members discuss th
encounters with American-supported government terrorism durin
field studies in Central America."
Instead, a zoology teaching assistant (TA), a zoology studen
and a former student-none of v4hom conducted field studiesi
Central America or ever encountered persecution there-discuss
United States economic and military involvement in three Centn
American countries.
THE SPEAKERS conducted the workshop in conjunction wi
the Teach-In on Terror in Latin America.
See PANEL, Page 3

Jordan caims Iraq
pIanned~hotel attack
By Associated P-ess and Reuter News Service
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan accused Iraq last night of plan-
ning an attack by four gun-wielding Palestinians on Amman's
Intercontinental Hotel yesterday, setting off a battle with se-
curity forces in which at least seven people were killed.
An official statement issued in Amman said the four raid-
ers, who burst into the hotel firing automatic weapons and
briefly seized 150 hostages before being cut down by the Jordan-
ian forces, were Palestinians from Arab territories occupied
by Israel.
THREE OF THE GUERRILLAS, two hotel employes and two
soldiers were killed during the raid, a Jordanian government
spokesperson said. The fourth guerrilla was seriously wounded.
Also wounded were three guests, a hotel employe and a
soldier. One wounded guest was identified as Dr. Fouad Kanda-
la t, an American of Jordanian extraction.
The dead guerrillas were identified as Abdulla Ibrahim, Nidal
Mohammad Jawi and Samir Mohammed Hassan.
THE GOVERNMENT STATEMENT said the surviving terror-
ist, identified as Tewfik Omar, confessed that the group had been
instructed to take hostages in the hotel, then demand release
of imprisoned Palestinian guerrillas in Jordan and a renuncia-
tion of Arab summit agreements for ending the Lebanese civil
The statement said it became clear after interrogating the
omar that the group was trained in "subversion and sabotage
with other terrorist groups in Iraq under the supervision of the
Iraqi authorities."
According to the statement and witnesses to yesterday's at-


Last electio,

This term's Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) all-campus
election could be the last for
the fledgling student govern-
On Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2,
students will vote on a new
constitution which would dis-

solve MSA, replacing it with
the Michigan Student Govern-
ment (MSG). MSA replaced the
former student governing unit,
the Student Government Coun-
cil (SGC), last January.
ALSO ON THE ballot is a
non-binding referendum to de-
termine student opinion on sev-

eral methods of distributing tick-
ets for athletic events. Thirty-
six candidates are also vying
for 11 vacant MSA seats.
If approved, the new consti-
tution would institute several
basic changes in student gov-
ernment structure. Representa-
tives to the new government
would be elected from within
schools and colleges, one rep-
resentative per 1,000 students.
The president and vice-presi-
dent of MSG would be elected
at large from the entire stu-
dent body.
In MSA, half'of the 36 mem-,
bers are elected at large. The
other half are appointed by the
governments of individual
schools and colleges. Officers
are elected from within MSA.
member and author of the new

calls for students to pay a man-
datory fee of $1 to fund MSG.
Students voted to abolish a sim-
ilar funding system last spring.
ker said, "There is no reason
td believe that each school and
college would be able to find
candidates to run (for office).
Schools could conceivably be
Students will also vote on five
possible systems for distributing
tickets to athletic events. MSA
developed the alternatives fo1-
Slowing recent problems with
ticket lines. The systems in-
* Computer - students will
indicate on computer cards
whether they want tickets and
preference of individual, small
group of block tickets. The com-
puter will then assign tickets


'U' rates among most expensive

The University this year remains
among the top ten most expensive
public institutions in the United Stat-
es, according to the National Asso-

tenth on the list of state supported
Heading that list are the state-
operated colleges of Cornell Univer-
sity in Ithaca, N\Y., charging resi-
Aait Tn , n r wp 4r".riln-upti b

THIS YEAR'S 9.7 per cent tuition
hike, coupled with increases in hous-
ing and other fees did not significant-
ly affect Michigan's position in the
"top ten."
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