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VIpI L XXXV I No. 69 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, December 2, 1976 Ten Cents Ei

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Arb suspect's hearing set
Ricky< Wayne Wilson, the prime suspect in the
Arboretum murder of University student Jeanine
Boukai. is scheduled to appear in a preliminary
hearing on the case today. Wilson will go before
14th District Court Judge Thomas Shea in an ex-
amination designed to determine whether the pro-
secution has a case against the suspect. Wilson,
19, was extradited from Huntsville, Alabama where
he turned himself in to FBI officials in late October
after learning he was wanted for the murder of
the 17-year-old student. Boukai's body was found
in the Arb on Oct. 1, and police said she had been
shot five times. Sources said later that Boukai
may have hired her killer.
begin bright and early with the last day of
MSA's campus election. Balloting today runs from
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Campus bus
stop and the Engineering Arch. If it's Thursday,
there must be a Hopwood Tea, from 3 to 5 p.m.
at 1006 Angell Hall . . . Dr. Robert Owen offers a
lecture on one of society's most pressing and con-
ventional issues: "Chemical Speciation in Sedi-
ments - Application to Geological Problems".
That's at 4 p.m. in Rn. 4001 C. C. Little Bldg... .
The Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship meets to
discuss "Bible Exposition" at 7:30 p.m. in the
League . . . Debra Schwartz and Bart Plantenga
read their poetry at 7:30 p.m. in Guild House, 802
Monroe ..Canterbury House, at Catherine and
Division, screens the Firesign Theater flick "Zach-
ariah" at 8 p.m. . . . Gay Community Services
offers an evening of piano and cello music at 8
p.m. in the Union's Kuenzel Rm. . . and Cuban-
born author Lourdes Casal speaks on the Cuban
revolution at 8:30 p.m. at The Ark, 1421 Hill St.
Michael Sorensen-Jolink had been a certified at-
torney for only two months when the Oregon State
ar Association admittedsthere was a slight mix-
up - it was his wife, Leslie, who had passed the
bar examination. The couple took their tests to-
gether in July and were told that he passed and
she flunked, so Leslie went back to her job as an
airline stewardess. About two weeks ago, however,
she asked the bar to let her see where she had
gone wrong, and after looking it over she discover-
ed Michael's exam had been assigned her number.
"We've never had this happen before," said a state
court administrator. Michael said he and his wife
were "stunned" and "angry" at the mistake. He's
been advised to take the test over again in Febru-
ary. At least now he has a tutor.
Alcoholic award
Grateful students at the University of Wisconsin-
La Crosse eschewed the memory of dead faculty
members, prominent scholars and famous grdu-
ates and founded a scholarship instead for the
man who probably provided more help and inspira-
tion than any of the above: their local bartender.
Ray George opened The Rustic in 1944 and has
kept the student body full of beer and paternal ad-
vice ever since. "He served as a godfather-grand-
father to a lot of us," recalled one graduate who
helped raise money for the fnd: George says he
has paid the tuition for several students and "nev-
er lost a penny."
The President slept here
The classified ad might look somesting like this:
"For Sale: Four-bedroom, birch-and-clapboard
house in Alexandria, Va. Swimming pool, extra
bedroom for guests in garage. Formerly owned by
Washington executive, price $137,000.00". That's
right, Lame Duck Gerald Ford is selling the home
he bought in 1955 for S34,000 and occupied with

Betty and the kids until he got a new job two
years ago. Prospective buyers can start inspecting
Ford's home this weekend, according to press
secretary Ron Nessen, who quashed speculation
that the Ford clan would set up housekeeping in
the Washington area after Jimmy Carter moves
into their current domicile. Ford seems to be seek-
ing a bit of a profit on the deal: records show the
house was assessed at $66,000 in 1973 (after the
Secret Service con'erted the garage into a bed-
room) and at 9W.000 earlier this veer. Either that
or he's finally feeling the pinch from his own
economic policies.
Oii the inSide ...
Jim Chahin reviews the new line Led Zeppelin
disc for the Arts and Entertainment page . . .
The Editorial Page features another installment of
the Health Service Hnndbook . . . and on the Sports
Page Don MacLachhn presents a feature on
wrestling captain Mark Johnson.

Gilmore execution
Kel ey
LANSING (UPI) - Michigan'
Attorney General Frank Kelley
yesterday refused to consider
Dr. Edward Pierce's appeal for
a recount in his 344-vote loss
to Republican Carl Pursell in
the Nov. 2 Second Congression-
al race.
"I have carefully reviewed
the authoritative basis for my
Nov. 25; 1974 opinion to Sere-
tary of State Richard Austin
and I remain convinced that
the conclusion is correct," Kel-
ley said.
(THE 1974 OPINION denied"
the right to a recount to a nar-
rowly-defeated Republican can-
didate under similar circum-
"The reason for this conclu-
sion," said Kelley, "is that there
exists no specific statutory au-"
thorization for such a recount."
George Hastings, press secre-
tary for the Ann Arbor Demo-
crat, said Pierce has filed a
formal notice with the U.S.
House of Representatives that
the vote may be contested.
BUT HASTINGS said Pierce
is pushing for legislative ac-r
tion to give the Board of State.
Canvassers authority to conduct
a recount.
If that attempt is unsuccess-=
ful, Hastings said a court or-
der for a recount will be sought.
If all else fails, he said, Con-
gress willrbe asked to take up
the matter.$r
Pierce was defeated by state
Sen. Carl Pursell, (R-Plymouth,) Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
in a race so close that days
passed before a winner was de-
LAST FRIDAY, Pierce filed This Hassidic rabbi temporarily became a bear yesterday to promote tonight's Mordechai b
petitions with the Board of State David concert at Trueblood Theater (in the Frelze Bldg.) sponsored by Chabad House. You go
See PIERCE, Page 2 admit, it's pretty unorthodox advertising.
White House truck attack fails

on Mon y
Judge turns down
appeal bylawyer
PROVO, Utah (UPI) - Fourth District Judge Robert
Bullock last night ordered Gary Gilmore shot at sunrise
The judge refused to consider an "unauthorized ap-
peal" filed by one of Gilmore's former lawyers and told
the condemned man he would forward his complaints
about the traditional methods of execution in Utah to
prison officials.
"I DON'T want to wear that silly hood on my held and I
don't want to be seated in a chair," Gilmore told the judge. "I
don't want the hood and I want to stand."
Bullock offered to delay the execution for 30 days if Gilmore
would waive a state requirement that the death petalty be carried
out within 60 days of sentencing.
"I waive nothing. I waive none of my rights. I have caused no
delays," said Gilmore, who was sentenced to die Oct. 7.


"UNLESS you request to set
it more than 30 days and less
than 60 days from now, I'm go-
ing to set it for Dec. 6, 1976, at
sunrise," the judge said.
"I don't request anything,"
Gilmore replied.
Bullock refused to consider
an appeal of Gilmore's first
degree murder conviction and
his death sentence filed by
Thomas Jones of Salt Lake
City, one of four lawyers he
has fired in the past month.
JONES told the iudge he was
annointed by the Utah Supreme
Court and had never been
,released as Gilmore's lawyer
and thus could file the appeal.
Bullock interrupted him. "I
had a call from the Chief Jus-
tice. The coirt has issued an
order this afternoon relieving
you of the duties."
Jone countered that he was
still th'n attrneyt of record
when he filed the anneal
T""sday and it was still valid
Bnllock told him he'd have to
tmke his arguments to the Su-
preme Court.
AFTET TTE hearinvi, Jonas
sad 1' A nl1 reripw the high
(-7rt's action on his stat"s as
milmnrQ's lawyer before decid-
ing whether to purrsuie the ap-
The American Civil Liberties
Union previously annouhced it
would postuone any federal
court action on Gilmore's
behalf until after state courts
considered Jones' appeal.
The U. S. Supreme Court took
no action yesterday on a simi-
lar appeal filed on behalf of
Robert Excel White, a Texas
murderer who has asked to die
in the electric chair on Dec. 10.
GILMORE stood in the court-
roon and said Jones no longer
represented him.
"I persqnally fired Mr. Jones
several days ago and he seem-
See GILMORE, Page 8

fU' ySitps
Several University buildings
were plunged into darkness last
night as a sudden power black-
out crippled a two-block area
of west central Campus for up-
wards of 75 minutes.
University power workers
were busy last night trying to
ascertain why the electricity
began to flicker at 6:45 p.m. in
South Qlad, West Quad, Betsy
Barbonir Hall, Helen Newberry
Hall. the Michigan t Union, the
Student Publications Building,
and several other structures
west of State Street.
"WHAT THE problem is, I
couldn't tell you," said operat-
ing engineer Richard Stevens.
He said that the problem could
have been caused externally,
nerlapns as a result of moisture
or cold.
However. security officer
Doluglas Phelns said that elec-
tricians i-formed him, "it was
some problem with the cable"
w'ch services the western
par+ nf 'campus.
More complete answers to
the power mystery should be
known sometime today.
A SFCURTTY spokesperson
reported nothing worse than
dormitory rowdiness during the
interlude of darkness. Despite
the obvious inconveniences,
dorm dwellers didn't seem to
mind: the blackout provided a
welcome respite from studying
and an opportunity to roam
darkened corridors in a party
"I was writing a check to pay
the University when the lights
went out," said freshman Mike
M'-Harris of Chicago House in
West Qad, "But I guess I
See 'U', Page 2

By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - A 38-year-
old man yesterday crashed a
battered old truck into the main
gate of the White House, but
the new, $500,000 barrier held
firm and he was promptly ar-
rested By guards.
President Ford was in the
White House when Steven Wil-
liams, 38, of Santa Fe, New
Mexico, swas seized. Ford had
just returned to the Oval Office
from lunch and was immediate-
ly told about what had happen-
ed. He had no immediate com-
W I L L I A M S was charged
with destruction of government
property and taken to hospital
for treatment of minor cuts on
a leg.
Asked by reporters as he was
being taken away what was he
trying to do, the man pointed
to the White House and shouted:
"Trying to wake him up before
he kills us all.hTrying to wake
him up before he kills us all."
Witnesses said the truck ap-
peared to be going about 20-25
miles 'an hour when the driver
suddenly turned left off Penn-

sylvania Avenue, crossed two
lanes of traffic and smashed
into the gate.
THE GATE, one of new bar-
riers installed at the White
House this year, did not buckle.
The only damage appeared to
be scraped paint.
The Secret Service ordered
strengthened security when a
man who said he wanted to de-
liver a copy of the Koran, crash-
ed his car through the north-
west gate on Christmas Day
The man involved in the 1974
incident, Marshall Fields,
claimed he had explosives
strapped to his body and kept
police at hay for four hours.
He was finally arrested un-
cold have taken stronger ac-
tion in the Fields incident, such
as shooting, but said "it had
compassion" since President
Ford was in Vail, Colorado, at
the time. ,
In July this year, a White
House guard shot dead an in-
truder who had scaled the White

House fense brandishing a steel
pipe that looked like a weapon.
No gunfire was involved to-
day. Two dogs trained to sniff
out explosives were turned
loose on the tr6ck but didn't
turn up anything, the Secret
Service said.
A S P OI E S M A N said
Williams' name was not includ-
ed on a Secret Service list of
persons considered a possible
threat to the President.
Police in Santa Fe and Albu-
querque, N. M., and the New
Mexico state police said Wil-

liams' name did not appear in
their files, either. An, acquain-
tance of Williams, Richard Gu-
tierrez, described him as a
transient woodworker, handy-
man and trader who has not
maintained a permanent home
in Santa Fe for five years. He
called Williams "a nice guy"
who was not politically active
and said he could offer no ex-
planation for the White House
Williams was being held for
a court appearance today, au-
thorities said.

G'EO OK's contract
approval balloting

Pierpot recualls years t U'
1For the past 25 years, Wilbur Pierpont has stood closer
- to the wellsprings of power than any qther University ad-
ministrator. As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer he
has been one of the main motivating forces behind nearly
every step this University has taken since midcentury.
Now, at the age of 62, he has decided to step down. As
of Dec. 31, he will return to teaching - as a professor of
accounting in the Graduate School of Business Administra-
"I THINK IT'S TIME a younger person took on my re-
sponsibilities," he says. "And I particularly want to teach.
I don't have any other reasons; I'm not mad at anybody or
anything like that."
* Pierpont has held his position since 1951, and the 25
years which followed have been the most spectacular in the
University's history.
For instance:
* In 1951, the Univer4jty's total annual budget was only
$40 million, now it has topped $412 million.
* In 1951, it held $147 million in assets; for 1976 the
figure was $896 million.
4 In 1951, University investments in other concerns were
somewhere in the area of $34 million; they are now over the
$200 million mark.
THERE IS NO shortage of other examples. And Wilbur
Piernont, the University's ''fiscal wizard," directed all this
whirlwind growth as personally as a conductor leads his

At a meeting attended by
barely 80 members, the Gradu-
atQ Employe Organization
(GEO) last night voted over-
w'lelmingly to begin a four day
referendlmm today toward rati-
fving a contract the University
cortPrids does not exist.
Talks ended abruptly two
've'ks ago when union and Uni-
versity negotiators walked away
from the table with just one
issue l ft in limbo, one concern-

or returns to the bargaining
t.lbl to hammer out the prob-
GE') refuses to comply with
either University demands.
"Youl can not be forced to
hq9ai vaway grievances,"dsaid
GEO President Doug Moran.
He and his colleagues contend
th- University is illegally hold-
inq' rat onl a "non-mandatory
h-rnoai'inq ise" and is trying
to del-v the si-Wing of a con-
traot i nn Pffrt to h.et tl+

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