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Latest Deadline in the State
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 67 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 30, 1976 Ten Cents Twelve Pages plus Su

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f YOU SE SKNNCL %D&
Rape
Two weeks ago today was the date of the last
assault by the male suspect police believe to be re-
sponsible for a rash of fifteen assaults on women in
one month.According to Ann Arbor Police. Chief
Walter Krasny, there are no new leads in the
investigation. But continue to take safety precau-
tion. And remember, the nite owl bus service is
now available. The service is free of charge and
buses run every half hour from the Undergraduate
library between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Buses run
from main campus to Oxford Housing and the
"Hill" area.
0,
MSA elections
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) elections be-
gin today, with 11 seats and two ballot proposals
up for grabs (See page 5). Voting runs through
Thursday, and you need only present a valid stu-
dent ID to exercise your sacred franchise. Polling
locations and hours are as follows: The Michigan
Union, the Fishbowl, the Engineering arch and the
bus stop on N. University will all have polling
places from 9:30 to 5:30 today. You can vot in
the UGLI anythime between 9:30 this morning and
10:00 this evening. The Lawyers Club (in the Law
Quad) and the Business- School will have ballot
boxes set up between 11 and 3, as will the Gradu-
ate Library from 7-10. S. Quad, E. Quad,.Stockwell,
and Mosher Jordan resident can vote in their
dorms between 4:30 and 6:30 this evening.
Do it again
Mike Kelley figures he has a good thing going,
so why should he give it up? For several days
earlier this fall Kelley, armed with a huge sand-
wich sign and a plastic bucket, stationed himself
on the Diag to collect $50 a Catholic priest needed
to purchase a water buffalo for needy farmers in
Burma. He ended up taking in $480, enough to
bankroll a stampede. So, Kelley is going to the
well once again, this time for the treatment of
lepers. He said $200 will cover the costs of a
three-year treatment program for oe leper. "It's
an expression of my love to Christ," said Kelley,
"whose ventures are sponsored by the Newman
Club of St. Mary's ChaM, "and an expression of
love for people who receive it." It's no mean feat
spending hours in the desperately cold weather
we've been having, so if you see him (you can't
miss him) why don't you dig into your pocket and
see if you can come up with some spare change?
Rose Bowl
Today is the last day to buy dividua tickets to
see the mighty Wolverines trounce the hapless Tro-
jans of USC in the Rose Bowl on New dear's Day.
Tickets cost $15.50 apiece, andtare:available at
Crisler Arena from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You
must have a validated student ID, and tickets are
one to a customer.
Happenins...
... begin, as they usually do on Tuesdays, with a
noon concert in the Pendleton Center of the Union.
This week Val Zimmerman plays the trumpet with
an instrumental ensemble . . . This week's lunch-
eon discussion at the Ecumenical Campus Center,
921 Church, features Astronomy Prof. Freeman
Miller talking on "The Viking Exploration of Mars:
The Search for Life." Lunch is 75 cents . . . David
Bien discusses "Institutions and Social Mobility
inl7th Century France: Le Bourgeois Gentillhom-
me," that's 3:00 in rm. 2,012 of the MLB . . You
can take in the 23rd annual Student Medical Re-
search Forum, at 3:00 in the Furstenburg Student
Center . . The U-M Ski team meets at 7 in Ander-
son rm. of the Michigan Union . . . The film
"Rape: Law, Justice, and Public Opinion" is be-
ing shown at 7:30 in rm. 100 of the Law School .. .
Jim Veneris, a former Korean War POW sneaks
on his 23 years of experience in China, at 7:30 in the
Union Ballroom . . . Amnesty International holds
an organizational meeting for an adoption group
as an offshoot of the Latin American Teach-In, at

7:30 in rm. 3204 of the Union.
Oral cr(f1Iuln II
The Supreme Court refused yesterday to hear
arguments on the constitutionality of a Virginia
law prohibiting hubsands and wives from having
oral sex with each other. The Court let stand a
U. S. Court of Appeals decision upholding the con-
viction of a Virginia Beach, Va. couple, who were
sentenced to two years in jail for engaging in oral
sex. Aldo and Margaret Lovisi were convicted in
190 on the basis of nhotographs of them in action
with a third narty, one Eirl Dunn. Dunn and Mr
Lovisi testified that they took the photouraphs
The circuit court held that "once a married corn-
pile admits stranners as onlookers, federal pro.
tection of privacy diTSST'n'."
Kithe ien r nn...
...Keith Richbiilru recounts his taoatin in De-
troit on the Editorirl l P)-~ .On :\rts Pap-~ Ste-
obnh n Trkovr r ''i-r-z ('> (' nr +r,ne f '"()i,

Mic higamua:
By JIM TOBIN their servicet
First of two parts They have al
High above State Street, on the top floor of the Michigan Membersh
Union tower, there is a room in which no one but twenty men year-has ext
and their forbears are allowed. There are some old decorations, ly been a part
a heavy, se'arred table, a great deal of dust. It is the home of a president of t
University tradition that has perhaps been more revered and
more besieged than any other.
'The room is the "wigwam" of the Tribe of Michigamua. 'The M
ONCE A WEEK, Michigamua's "fighting braves"' gather there lwith wide
to smoke a peace pipe, talk, discuss financial matters, and revel the proud
in their association with an institution that has been considered
a laughingstock, a sexist group of elitists, and the student body's of fi iility
highest honor. No one knows what they say, what they do, or even
who they are. That knowledge is forbidden to all outside the society
itself. editor, and bu
For 75 years, the group has convened several times each\ sented through
month to hold a playful-serious meeting with an American Indian chem," or chi
format. It has always been considered an honor to be invited
into the Tribe. Members are selected for their leadership qualities, OCCASION

Test

of

a

tradition

to the University, and their "regular guy" nature.
ways been seniors, and they have always been men.
ip in the Tribe - which is not to exceed 25 per
ended across the campus. Athletes have traditional-
of it; posts such as president of student government
he Union (once a powerful position), editor, sports
tichigamua ideal, taken by members
ly varying degrees of seriousness, is
warrior - strong and wise, a symbol
usiness manager of the Daily have been well r8bre-
h the decades. Every year, the Tribe selects a "sa-
ef, to lead it, as well as several other officers..
NALLY, an "honorary sachem" is chosen by the

Tribe by a strict set of criteria involving service and leadership.
They are usually members of the faculty or administration, though
University Regents have also been voted honorary sachems.
The active Tribe members are known as "fighting braves";
the graduates are "old braves". The Tribe occasionally dresses
in traditional Indian garb, and btaves often speak a make-believe
Indian dialect that attaches the suffix "-um" or "-erp" to verbs.
("Tribe wish'um to send'um smoke signals which bring'um much
happiness and peace to all old braves at this season.")
They engage in rituals which the group's founders modeled
after Native American customs, and adopt special names that are
related to their activities, their appearances, their manner, or
their real names - Sky Walker (a high-jumper), Bellowing' Bull
(a loud speaker).
IN 7/5 YEARS the Tribe has had manny 'm"mb'rs who wvent on-
to national prominence. President "Flionpm Bak" Ford, the late
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Frank "Wild A-"-%'" 1tirnbv, Time
\Iagaine Senior Editor Leon "Soundum off" Jaroff were braves,
as were many men who went on to highly s'!':essf.l bsiness
careers.
See MICHIGAMUA, Page 2

Supreme

Court

t~o

rule onNixon

documents

WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Suppreme Court said yesterday
it will decide whether former
President Richard Nixon should
control records of his admini-
stration, including 888 reels of
White House tape recordings.
The court agreed to hear ar-
guments by Nixon's attorneys
that Congress violated the ex-
President's rights to privacy
and invaded the powers of the
presidency two years ago when
it gave control of the massive
records to the General Services
Administration (GSA).
A THREE-JUDGE federal
court in Washington has upheld
the Presidential Materials and
Recordings Preservation Act,
discounting arguments by Nix-

on's lawyers. If the Justices
agree with the lower court, an
estimated 42 million pages of
documents, including about 200,-
000 prepared or reviewed by
Nixon, and the tapes will re-
main with the GSA.
If the Supreme Court rules
in favor of Nixon, the material
would be shipped to San Cle-
mente, Calif., the ex-President's
home since his resignation in
1974.
The court will hear argu-
ments in the case next year.
AFTER THE Watergate scan-
dals forced his resignation, Nix-
on asked the government to
ship the documents and tapes
to San Clemente. The GSA
agreed to let Nixon retain title

programs curb
energy consumption
By LINDA BRENNERS
How many times have you bundled up for the cold trek to the
UGLI, walked in and removed your coat - only to put it back on
as you notice your skin turning color? Or perhaps you've seen the
University's checkerboard pattern of classroom lighting (one on,
one off)? In either case, you're a victim of the effects of relatively
successful University initiatives in cutting back energy consump-
tion.
Although energy conservation programs at the University can-
not keep pace with the skyrocketing rate hikes levied by utility and,
gas companies, reductions in energy usage have decreased costs
by over $1.5 million a year. °
DON WENDEL, director of University plant operations, says
that the general fund buildings on campus (all those but hospitals,
athletic and housing facilities) h a v e undergone energy-saving
changes.
For example, since 1973 more than 1.5 million watts of fluores-
cent lighting have been removed from areas determined to be
above the standard lighting level. Such moves resulted in a $140,000
saving. Ornamental exterior lighting has also been decreased, but
the amount of street lamps lighting the campus has not been af-
fected. "Security will not be sacrificed to spare energy," Wendel
says.
Other steps taken by the University to reduce energy use in-
See 'U',-Page 9

case
to the presidential materials
in a pact that required Nixon
to donate a substantial portion
of them to the government at
a later date.
That agreement was sidetrack-
ed, however, when Watergate
special prosecutor Leon Jawor-
ski requested a delay in hand-
ing over the documents to Nix-
on.
The former President sued,
and Congress then passed the
legislation.
THE ACT CALLS for, the GSA
to govern public access to the
-material. The Senate has re-
jected one set of proposed reg-
ulations for such governing, and
another proposal is pending.
The material is available to
Nixon but such access is sub-i
ject to GSA regulation.
In their appeal to the high
court, Nixon's attorneys said
the materials reflect the former
President's "entire personal, po-ldi
litical and official life." They
said he "never intended the re-
cords ... or his diary to be re-
viewed by anyone other than
himself or his family."
,The Justice Department and
several groups who filed friend
of the court briefs opposing Nix-
on's bid for control said the
presidential records are govern-
ment property, even if Nixon
mixed personal records with
those of the office he held.
In other action yesterday, the
Court:
* Agreed to consider whether
mandatory death sentences are
valid for murderers of police
officers. The Court has already
upheld capital punishment in
principle, but said states can-
not pass laws making it man-,
datory for specific crimes;
* Agreed to dedide whether
height and weight standards for
Alabama prison guards discrim-
inate against women;
* Refused to accept jurisdic-
tion in a Delaware school de-
segregation case, passing it on
to a circuit court of appeals.

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
And 40 in the shade
We'd all like to believe it isn't really winter. But the Ann Arbor Bank and Trust Company might
have gone a little too fpr, claiming the tempera ture was 50. Wasn't it more like 15?

FIRST REQUEST DENIED:

Pierce
By GEORGE LOBSENZ
His petition for a recount re-
jected by the State Board of
Canvassers, former Democratic'
congressional candidate Edward
Pierce has embarked on a mul-
ti-pronged campaign to obtain
recounts in 124 precincts
throughout the Second district.
Pierce, a local physician, lost
in his bid for the U.S. House of
Representatives by a scant, 344
votes to his Republican chal-
lenger, former state Senator
Carl Pursell.
PIERCE CAMPAIGN officials
said yesterday that their candi-
date is pursuing several alter-
natives - including legislative
and legal action - in his effort
to obtain recounts in his nip-
and-tuck race with Pursell.
Pierce filed petitions last Fri-
day at a State Board of Can-
vassers hearing asking for re-
counts in virtually all district
absentee ballot precincts and
most of the machine b'allot pre-
cincts in Livonia.
AT THE HEARING, Pierce
lawyers argued that vote totals
of various candidates on the
Democratic slate did not jibe
with abnormally low Pierce tal-
lies. Alleged mix-ups in the
tabulation of absentee ballots
were also cited.
Rather than referring to a
state law governing recounts in
general congressional elections,
the Board denied Pierce's re-
quest on the basis of a prior
ruling made by Michigan Attor-
ney General Frank Kelley on a
similar case in 1974.
In that case, Kelley ruled
against a recount requested by

pursues recount

four major options available in
face of the Board's decision.
One option Pierce is already
exercising is a request that Kel-
ley issue a new opinion on re-
counts in general congressional
elections. The procedure here
calls for a member of the Mich-
igan legislature to formally pre-
sent such a request.
Yesterday, Rep. Perry Bul-
lard (D-Ann Arbor) said he was
prepared to make that request
today. It is expected that Kelley
will hand down a decision swift-
ly if asked.
BULLARD SAID the chances
of Kelley reversing his previous
opinion are slim, despite a
strong argument for the right
to a recount. Bullard maintain-
ed that Kelley in his 1974 rul-
See PIERCE, Page 6

Pierce

Gilmore goes beor
pardon boardtoa
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Death row inmate Gary Gil-
more called members of the Utah Pardons Board "cowards"
in an obscenity-laden letter demanding that he be executed, a
board spokesman said yesterday.
Gilmore, scheduled to appear before the board today for a
hearing on whether his death sentence should be commuted to
life in prison or referred back to court for rescheduling of exe-
cution, wrote the board that "I do not seek or desire your
clemency.
"THE SENTENCE WAS SET - I accept it. Utah State Su-
preme Court approved. Let's do it, you cowards."
The letter, dated Nov. 22, was received by the board last
Wednesday and made public yesterday.
Gilmore, convicted of murder, was originally scheduled to
die on Nov. 15, but Gov. Calvin Rampton stayed the execution

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