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By LANI JORDAN
The University announced
yesterday that President Ford
will officially open his re-elec-
tion campaign with a speech at
Crisler Arena next Wednesday
and that it would grant a White
House request that the Univer-
sity marching band perform
at Ford's appearance.
The request for the band's ap-
pearance was granted despite
initial dissent from band direc-
tor George Cavender and band
members that their appear-
ance would be politically unfair.
FORD WILL SPEND
Wednesday afternoon touring
the campus of his alma mater
before his appearance at Cris-
ler at 7 p.m.

Although some may be re-
served, most of Crisler Arena's
14,000 seats will be available
for Ford's speech on a "first
come, first served" basis.
Ann Arbor had been chosen
as the site of Ford's campaign
kick-off earlier this month but
a precise date was not an-
nounced until campaign advis-
ors decided whether or not to
purchase broadcast time. Ford's
speech will not be televised.
FORD'S VISIT TO THE
University was initiated by the
White House in a call to Uni-
versity P r e s i d e n t Rob-
ben Fleming.
Speaking for Fleming, Vice
President for State Relations
R i c h a r d Kennedy said,

Sep-
"He (Fleming) was pleased to
have Ford visit the University,
but due to the political nature
(of the visit) he felt that it
should be sponsored by a stu-
dent group."
Ford's visit is being sponsor-.
ed by 'Students for Ford'.
CAVENDER seemed pleased
about the invitation but said,
"My first inclination was that
we shouldn't do this because it
has been billed as Ford's politi-
cal kick-off."
"I feel that if we play for
Ford then we should play for
(former Governor Jimmy) Car-
ter too (if requested)." he said.
Kennedy also expressed con-
cern about the fairness of hav-
ing the band perform for Ford

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but said "We will be guided by
the principle that what we do
for one we will do for the oth-
er "
C A V E N D E R S A I D
he was informed Wednesday by
James Shortt, assistant for spe-
cial events, that Fleming and
the Regents had decided the
band would perform.
"This was later confirmed by
a call from the White House,"
Cavender added.
In deciding whether to per-
form or not, Cavender had op-
ened the issue to the band
members.
"I WANTED THE FEELING
of 'my kids'," he said. "We're
a very democratic band and

I'd hate to do anything with
them they weren't 100 per cent
in back of."
When Cavender announced
the ilvitation, one band mem-
ber recalled "He said that we
wouldn't perform, that it was
too political and we couldn't do
it for either Ford or Carter."
Several band members react-
ed similarly to the announce-
ment, saying they would rather
not do it because it was politi-
cal. Later, when it was decided
that Carter would receive the
same treatment if he requested
it, the band agreed to appear.
"THEY'RE EAGER TO DO
it, and if they are I am," Caven-
der said.

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CAVENDER

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AN EDITORIAL
lao AnenduringChn
iit of revolution Leader's
TH THE DEATH of Chairman Mao Tse-
tung, the world loses a towering fig-
of humanity and vision. His efforts to d ea th n o
ove the plight of China's millions will
d as an inspiring model for leaders of
deologies. He carved a path by whichs
ountry can now enrich the world.
o led that country's Communist By MIKE NORTON
y after the liberation of China in 1949 The death of Chinese leader
soon accepted the challenge of leading Mao Tse-tung evoked few ex-
seoone byctedathng UhaS.lengeralig pressions of surprise among
)eople by thwarting U. S. imperialism members of the University com-
orea at the hands of Gen. Douglas Mac- munity yesterday. On the con-
ur. He successfully struggled to im- trary, the overall response
e living conditions in the post-war seemed to be one of quiet fatal-
is.
when the country v^ suffering ismt was bound to happen soon-
ght and starvation. er or later," said one Literary
College (LSA) junior. "I think
d he made the world's most populous everybody knew it was com-
n a strong one without ever losing ing."
of the working masses, something
leaders have managed to accomplish ALLEN WHITING, celebrated
China authority and a professor
a comparable degree of success. of political science here, con-
ds is not, however, to imply that Mao siders the event more of an
asset than a liability to the'
nfallible, as the chaotic Cultural Revo- future of the People's Republic.
n of the late sixties proved. But he did "Mao's death removes the ma-
ao' blocking point to resolution
)nstrate a willingness to admit and of the ongoing dispute over poli-
ct his mistakes when things got out of cy in China," said Whiting. "Up
to now, each side has been able
to claim his support - but now
the debate can go on without
ROUGH these victories and defeats, that inhibition."
he forged his own doctrine of Com- The struggle for political pow-
er in China originally began in
sm - Maoism - which is embraced 1966 with Mao's approval. It
illions in both the East and West. His can now be expected to center
ranidly around the question of
eciation for the intellect was revealed a successor to the charismatic
s poetry and unfailing desire to edu- revolutionary leader.
millions of China's peasants. "IT WON'T BE resolved in a
helped lay the groundwork for a nor- day or in a month,Icertainly,"
Whiting declared. "It may take
zation of relations between the United as much as a year or two."
s and China and his willingness to Yet, he went on, a year is
not a very long span of time
ove these relations should. not be for- when viewed against the im-
n when a successor is chosen. mense backdrop of Chinese his-
tory.
revolutionary spirit has not died. Its "Resolution of these disputes
nce will help shape the destiny of will permit a much more con-
sistent, coherent policy in the
a, and the world, for years to come, future," he said. "We can as-
See LEADER'S, Page 6
Book survey indieaes
U' Cellar prices lowst

mourns

Mao

se-tung
Split Communists
face succession ight
By AP and Reuter
Chairman Mao Tse-tung died yesterday, plunging China into
an uncertain political future and leaving a gaping holy in the
leadership of the world's most populous nation.
As if anticipating a power struggle for Mao's mantle, the
Central Committee of the Communist party issued an appeal for
unity.
IN A STATEMENT, the committee pledged to "carry on the
cause left behind by Chairman Mao," founder of the People's
Republic of China in 1949 and its leader since.
The No. 2 man in the party has been Hua Kuo-feng, 57,
regarded as a compromise candidate between the quarreling
radicals led by Mao's widow, Chiang Ching, and the moderates led
by followers of the late premier Chou En-lai and his protege,
ousted vice premier Teng Hsiao-ping.
But the succession to the chairmanship was uncertain and

severe jockeying for power had
already been going on for some
time. The official P e k i n g
People's Daily recently hinted
of "armed struggle" between
the two factions, although no
reports of bloodshed have sur-
faced.

atTHE 82-YEAR-OLD Mao died
at 12:10 a.m. (12:10 p.m. EDT
Wednesday), the Hsinhua news
agency said. He had been ill for
some time and had acted more
as a mediator in China's affairs
than a dayAby-day boss of the
country.
Hsinhua said no foreign gov-
ernments or groups would be
invited to send representatives
to a mass memorial for Sept. 18.
The news agency did not give
the cause of death or say where
Mao died. American and other
recent visitors to China reported
he was frail and had trouble
sneaking. Medical experts who
AP Photo studied films of his recent ap-
pearances said he showed symp-
toms of Parkinson's disease.
See CHINA,, Page 12

Jao Tse-tung

CALLS FOR 'ECONOMIC JUSTICE':

Pi'erce
By JIM TOBIN
Democrat Edward Pierce
took the stage of Auditorium C
at Angell Hall last night to
plead for volunteers in the au-
tumn election campaign and to
peddle his own bid for the U.S.
House of Representatives.
Pierce spoke to more than 200
persons, many of whom had

woos Angell audience

Mondalte
courts
UAW
By KEN PARSIGIAN
Special To The Daily
DETROIT - Calling for
the American public to
"scrap For d and to can
Dole," Democratic vice-presiden-
tial candidate Walter Mondale
last night told the political arm
of the United Auto Workers'
Union (UAW) that he and
Jimmy Carter would emerge
victorious in November if they
could carry Michigan.
"Michigan is a key state for
us," he told 1,000 delegates of
the powerful UAW Community
Action Program. "But we can't
win it without your support and
help.
"WE WEREN'T beaten by
Richard Nixon in 1968; we lost
by not doing our job. You, all of
you out there, have to do your
job and get us the votes. Talk
to everyone. Go out and search
them out," he pleaded.
The Minnesota Democrat made
a strong bid to rally the blue-
collar support crucial to a Dem-
ocratic win in Michigan. "I
doubt that there's been a time
when you've had a chance to
influence an election and the
course of this country like you do
this year," he said.
Pledging a campaign of the
people, Mondale attacked Presi-
dent Ford for failing to emerge
from the White House to listen
to the needs of the public in his
campaign.
"THE PRESIDENT told re-
porters yesterday that he had a
lot of things to tell the Ameri-
can people," he said, "but he's
not willing to listen to what
they have to tell him."~
Thereare bigger ideological
differences between the two par-
ties this year than ever before,
claimed Mondale, citing unem-
ployment, national health care
and high interest rate's as issues
that Ford should be listening to
the people about.
"Every time we've had a
Democratic president we've had
full employment," he maintain-
ed, "and every time we've had
a Renublican president we've

By ANN MARIE LIPINSKI
You can't barter with the Regents for
discounts on your tuition assessment or
convince your RA to sale price your room
and board costs, but there is a way to
avoid total back-to-school malnutrition of
the wallet if you learn to bargain hunt when
shopping for books.
According to a PIRGIM (Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan) survey re-
leased yesterday of the three major text-
book stores in Ann Arbor, there are definite
advantages in surveying the price tags at
all three stores before making your final
purchase.
IN GENERAL, however, the survey con-
cludes that the University Cellar is the
least expensive, with all prepriced paper-
backs sold at a five per cent discount, and
that hardcovers are usually five per cent
more expensive at Follett's than at either
Ulrich's or the Cellar.
The PIRGIM survey, a part of which

courses with smaller enrollments. Only 18
per cent of all texts. surveyed sold for
identical costs in each of the three book-
stores.
According to the PIRGIM study, the Cellar
offered the books at the lowest price on 81
occasions, Ulrich's outshone its competitors
in 53 cases and Follett's listed the cheapest
prices on eight texts.
GREG HESTERBERG, who helped co-
ordinate the survey for PIRGIM, said the
study--which hasn't been conducted since
1973-held only one surprise for him.
"You expect lower prices at the Cellar
because they're nonprofit, and I knew
Ulrich's was attempting to be competitive
with that," he said, "but I was surprised
that Follett's was so consistently higher."
. According to Follett's General Manager
Anse Cates, however, the survey was
"biased.''
"TO RANDOMLY select and say we're

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come to hear U.S. Senate can-
didate, Congressman Donald
Riegle (D-Flint), who had ap-
peared in Detroit earlier in the
day with Democratic Vice Pres-
idential candidate Walter Mon-
dale. Congressional duties forc-
ed Riegle to return to Wash-
ington.
THE ANN ARBOR physician,
who ran unsuccessfully for the
congressional nomination in
1974, said that while Jimmy Car-
ter was not his first choice for
president in last May's primary
election, Carter- presented a
clear and favorable alternative
to President Gerald Ford.
"For a lot of people in this
room who thought (Arizona Con-
gressman) Mo Udall walked on
water - I voted for Udall, too
- I'm just saying we ought to
look at the alternatives . ."
Pierce said. "I've seen what
Ford vetoes have done."
Pierce, 46, strolled casually
on to the lecture hall stage
and wrote on the blackboard.
"Put a doctor in the House."
mUDTC1'F (2AVi IP nrivnt

Rambling from topic to topic
' without notes, Pierce talked
about the image of the modern
Democratic Party: "My father
had come from a traditional
Republican party background,
and in 1932 he became a Roose-
velt Democrat. Many, many
people perceived that the Demo-
cratic party was more concern-
ed about getting people to work
than the Republican party."
Pierce said his campaign is
based on "economic justice,"
a concept he said would en-
sure very person "food, good
housing, and decent medical
care."
RESPONDING to a question
on the party's stand on abor-
tion, Pierce said, "I agree with
Carter that abortion is the end
result of the failure of birth
control . . . But I'm also a
physician. Criminal abortions
have been performed for years
and years. The question is not
abortion or no abortion, the
question is medically safe or
medically unsafe.
On federal nid to education.

so that more teachers can be
hired ... I'm a kid who damn
near missed the boat. I got
crummy grades in high school
- I was trying to figure out
what sex I was and all that
- (and went to college with
government aid following mili-
tary service.) It is my inten-
tion that you should not have
to be a male or fight a war
to get a college education in
this country."
PIERCE WON the nomination
in last month's primary over
Livonia attorney Marvin Stemp-
ien and three other candidates.
He received 52 per cent of the
vote.
Riegle was represented by his
father, Donald Riegle, Sr., a
former Republican mayor of
Flint. "I think we need a fight-
er in the Senate," Riegle, Sr.
said. "I think Don will fight
for human needs and not for
special interests."
Washtenaw County Sheriff
Frederick Postill also made an
appearance to a warm recep-
tion. Soarking heavy applause,

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