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SUNDAY
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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 78 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, December 12, 1976 Ten Cents

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With this issue of the Daily we conclude publi-
cation for the fall semester.. Be with us again
January 7 when the Daily will once more spin
into print. The Michigan Daily is managed and
published by students of the University of Michi-
gan who are solely responsible for its content.
Now our national anthem . . . (Happy holidays.)
Study daze
For all those who have to use every spare mo-
ment cramming for exams, the UGLI is extending
its hours. From Tuesday the 14th until Wednesday
the 22nd it will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. On
Thursday the 23rd the hours will be from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Book sale
Tired with the low return and high cost of used
books at the local book stores? Well we may have
just the thing for you. Beginning January 7 when
we resume publication the classifieds page will
feature a listing of people who are selling books.
It will be broken down by course number and
have the names and phone numbers of people try-
ing to unload last semester's books. If you want
to be included it just costs one dollar to be includ-
ed in the listing for three days. By the way does
anyone need the text for underwater basket weav-
ing 123?
Happenings ..-
. . . not much will be going on between now
and the start of the winter term, but here's what
there is. Today, the University Housing Council
will meet in Rm. 3909 of the Union to decide if the
lettuce boycott should be continued . . . Monday
(Dec. 13), the Michigan Society of Gerontology
Students will meet in Rm. 3207 of the Union .
Tuesday (Dec. 14) the Michigan Astronomical
Film Festival presents the first of three reports
on the Viking Mars exploration, including the Walt
Disney Film "Mars and Beyond" . . . at 4 p.m.
in the Law Quad, Section N there will be a "sher-
ry hour" sponsored by the Medieval and Ren-
naissance Collegium . . . from Wednesday through
Saturday the Ron "OJ" Parson Theater Group
presents "The Burghers of Calais, The Story of
the Scottsboro Boys" at 8 p.m. in the Arena Thea-
ter in the Frieze Bldg. . . . Also on Wednesday,
there will be a meeting of persons concerned
about recombinant DNA research at the First Uni-
tarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw . . . and on Thurs-
day (Dec. 16), members of Eckankar will nresent
an introductory talk at 7:30 in the ciference
room of the Ann Arbor Public Library.
The bironic corpse (part 3)
Officials aren't absolutely certain, but they think
the mummified corpse discovered in a fun house
during the filming of "The Six-Million-Dolla'r-
Man" might be that of an Oklahoma train robber
who died sixty-five years ago. Elmer McCurdy
vowed he'd never be taken alive and died in a
gun battle with a sheriff's posse near Pawhuska,
Okla., and the outlaw's body was sold to a trav-
eling sideshow. More than half a century later,it
ended up at the Hollywood Wax museum, along
with the wax dummies. From there it was sold
to an amusement park where it was painted fluor-
escent red and hung from gallows. Meanwhile,
no one is quite sure what's going to happen to
McCurdy's body. A spokeswoman for the Los A-
geles coroner's office remarked, "I don't think
anyone around here has even thought about it
yet."
"

Ee t ra pin t
The pesky oriental .fruit fly, which has estab-
lished a stronghold in a 107-square mile area of
Los Angeles, doesn't seem to be falling for the
latest gimmick dreamed up by agricultural offic-
ials to kill them off. Federal, state and county of-
ficials had honed the insects' sexual instincts
would prove their undoing, but thQ trap that work-
ed in San Diego county isn't doing as well in
L.A. The technione inlolves spravin ility noles
with a substance dmlicoting the odor Piven off
by an aroused female fruit fly, mixed with a nes-
ticide which kills the rmalos attracted by the s--t.
We don't know why the idea failed, but we s' -
pect telephone nnles aren't much of a turn-on, at
least for fruit flies.
On the inside . .
The Sunday Maga7mie examines the topic
of rape . . . the sports nage has Rick Maddock
writing about yesterday's hockey game against
Michigan State.

angingofthe guardin
WASHINGTON (P) - As the inauguration of Jimmy Carter corporations, philanthropic organizations, book sales, conference
grows near, Washington is awash with the tides of change. fees - and government contracts. Its budget this year totals $7
Hic un ItiaI immi n 11iiiioc11lo1t, ril ini h kIU haa n Pr i lin

D.C.

rs own retirement imminent, Presdaent F ord nas been as -
ing questions about how his predecessors, from Dwight Eisen-
hower to Richard Nixon, organiized their days after the White
House.
MEANWHILE, staffers at the Brookings Institution are bol-
stering their image as a "shadow Democratic government" by
helping Carter with foreign and domestic policy. But it's not an
image the think-tank wants. -
Brookings, in a large pale-yellow concrete building on Em-
bassy Row, calls itself an independent organization. It conducts
research and publishes studies in government and public policy.
Established in 1927 by Robert Brookings, a St. Louis, Mo.,
merchant and philanthropist, it is funded by its own endowment,

ITS STAFF traditionally has been prominent in Democratic
administrations. Brookings scholars provided transition help for
Presidents-elect Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy, and sev-
eral staffers had key jobs in the Kennedy and Johnson govern-
ments.
At least six senior staff members at Brookings are advising
Carter during the transition on topics ranging from the defense
budget to the size of the White House staff. Several others helped
Carter before and during the presidential campaign.
A number of Brookings scholars are rumored to be possibilities
for positions' in the Carter administration, They include Charles
Schultze, an economist who was President Lyndon Johnson's bud
See FORD, Page 7

Ford

Carter

Carter to
fpropose.,
record
defilcit?
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - President-
elect Carter probabl# will have
to propose a record budget defi-
cit for fiscal 1977 if he decides
a government program is need-
ed to stimulate the economy,,
his advisers say.
The advisers describe, the in-
coming chief executive as be-
ing concerned over public re-
action to a record deficit be-
cause he wants to avoid the
big-spender label that President
Ford tried to pin on him during
the campaign.
CARTER HAS PLEDGED a
balanced budget by fiscal 1981.
One adviser says that still could
be possible, even with a record
deficit in 1977.
The deteriorating economic
picture as well as lists of can-
didates for Cabinet posts were
among the top issues Carter
studied here during the week-
See CARTER, Page 2

AP Photo
All they want for Christmas
These Grand Rapids first graders want more than Baby-That-a-Way dolls and Bion ic Man Action Kits for Christmas. This year they're asking Santa for a couple of
front row pearlies to replace the ones the Good Fairy undoubtedly took in exchange for a few silver coins. The radiant-albeit toothless--smiles belong to (top, left to
right) Jenny, Kim, Graig, Sara, Jack and (bottom) Shawn, Lee and Mike.

Federal
council
cols ide rs
legal pot

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - A high-level federal panel yester-
day cautiously recommended that the government begin consider-
ing the possibility of legalizing marijuana smoking.
The suggestion came from the Strategy Council on Drug
Abuse, which is required each year to draft a federal strategy
for curbing drug problems.
THE REPORT goes to President Ford, who in all likelihood
will leave any action on the recommendation to President-elect
Jimmy Carter.
Carter said during the election campaign that he favored
"decriminalizing" the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
He said he would impose fines for possessing the drug, and
harsher criminal penalties for selling or distributing it.
The council called for a close analysis of the experience of
several states and nations which have eased penalties against
marijuana users - but said this suggestion was not a recom-
mendation for decriminalization.
THE THREAT of criminal penalties undoubtedly discourages
some potential marijuana smokers, the council said, but added:
"On the other hand, society pays a relatively high price for
this form of deterrence - high in terms of stigmatising casual
users with criminal records; high in terms of diverting limited
criminal justice resources from other, more serious matters; and
high in terms of contributing to an atmosphere which nurtures
disrespect for the law."

LISBON.'Portugal ()-Groups
of socialists and Communists
paraded in the streets chanting
slogans and singing victory
songs as Communist youth
squads plastered the city with
posters yesterday in the last
hours before the nationwide
local elections - elections that
could make or break Portugal's
moderate Socialist government.
Election / issues are strictly
local, but Premier Mario Soares
has called the voting a referen-
dum on his four-month-old mi-'
nority government's perform-
ance. Soares has said he might
resign if his party loses signifi-
can't support.
POLITICAL analysts have pre-
dicted gains by Communists and
the right-wing Social Democra-
tic Center-at the expense of the
moderate Socialists, because
apathy was expected to keep
about 27 per cent of the voters
at home.

Part of the reason for the
apathy may stem from the fact
that Soares banned radio and
television campaigning this elec-
tion year, thus limiting the na-
tional impact of the voting which
will fill some 45,000 three-year
legislative and executive posts
ranging from tax collector to
town planner in 3000 municipali-
ties.
The Socialists, who have a
minori y in parliament, govern
with the backing of President
Antonio Ramalho Eanes, an
army general who could call in
the military to end Portugal's
experiment in democracy.
EANES HAS expressed dis-
satisfaction with progress to-
ward recovery under the Social-
ists, and many Portuguese spec-
ulate he may dissolve the gov-
ernment and force the Socialists
into a coalition government if
they do badly at the polls,
The balloting is the 'fourth
round of free elections since the
military overthrew a half-
century of right-wing dictator-
ship in 1974 and promised grad-
ual civilian rule. Voters already
have elected an assembly to

CRUCIAL VOTE TODAY:
Dissent rips

write a new constitution, a par-
liament, and the president.
Soares has acknowledged that
democratic government in Por-
tugal could fail unless the coun-
try's 1 per cent unemployment
rate and its 30 per cent annual
inflation rate can be cut.
BOTH WESTERNeEuropean
nations and the United States
have made major aid commit-
ments in an attempt to bolster
the nearly bankrupt. economy of
_a North Atlantic ally that seem-
ed headed for communism until
a leftist takeover attempt failed
a year ago.
The 11-day election campaign
was'fairly quiet.aRallies in Lisa
bon's bullfight arena and pa-
rades of flag-bearing automo-
biles through rural villages were
poorly attended.
Election day was to be Lis-
bon's fourth without water since
a bomb destroyed the main pipe-
line serving the capital and sur-
rounding suburbs Thursday.
Two bombs earlier damaged
main commuter railroads that
bring hundreds of thousands of
workers into Lisbon daily. No
injuries,/vere reported.

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p7 h happen here
at Porter's
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) - In the
hard light of winter, Miss Porter's School
a for young ladies is a place of beauty
and order Clarity and purity hang in
apits New England air. So does death.
Barren trees line the streets that date
from Puritan times. The campus is dot-
j< ted with frost-white, black shuttered
mansions. The clock in the imperious
white steeple keeps the proper time of

crime every day
with1 Nixon's brigade
By AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Federal agencies and departments violated
the law or their own rules 897 times - or about once a day - in
the last three years of the Nixon administration, says a study
released yesterday by a Ralph Nader group.
The Corporate Accountability Research Group's report sug-
gested the large number of rulings in part reflected the atmos-
phere of the Nixon years. But Mark Green, head of the Nader-
funded group and co-author of the study, said the findings showed
more "government illegality than Nixon illegality."
"AS A FISH ROTS from the head down, so do institutions get
their cues from their leaders," it said. "And the Nixon White
House, by its legal judgments and the examples it established,
did not reflect fidelity to law as its highest obligation."

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