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Vol. LXXXV1I, No. 3
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 11, 1976
Ten Pages plus Supplement
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'U' vs. GEOs
University and Graduate Employes Organiza-
tion (GEO) bargainers briefed state-appointed
mediator Thomas Badoud yesterday on some of
the thornier issues still to be resolved in the bog-
ged - down contract talks. GEO President Doug
Moran said the union was "encouraged by the
mediator's attitude and capabilities." University
chief bargainer John Forsyth agreed, saying that
Badoud "caught on fast." Bargaining willresume
Tuesday at 10 a.m. in closed session, as per
Badoud's wishes. Both GEO and the University
had originally requested open bargaining sessions.
kare topped of course by the Wolverines
football opener against the Badgers of Wiscon-
sin. Kickoff time is 1:30 ... Applications are be-
ing accepted today through Thursday for Project
Outreach interns to work on a fulltime, 13-hour
work/study project called "Adolescents in Stress
Situations." If you're intereste4, call 764-9279...
The Revolutionary Student Brigade is presenting
"Bright Red Star, a film from the People's Re-
public of China, at 8 p.m. on the third floor of
the Michigan League.
Jail for John
U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell refused
yesterday to set aside an order requiring former
White House aide John Ehrlichman to begin a
20-month prison sentence next week. On Tues-
day, Gesell ordered Ehrlichman, now living in
New Mexico, to report to the federal prison at
Safford, Ariz. to serve his sentence. Ehrlichman's
lawyers said he should be allowed to remain free,
at least until the Supreme Court decides if it will
hear the appeal to his conviction. In 1974, he was
found guilty, of approving a burglary by govern-
ment operatives at the office of Dr. Lewis Field-
ing, a psychiatrist who treated Dr. Daniel Ells-
berg of Pentagon Papers fame.
A sour note
The Food and Drug Administration is apparent-
ly taking its sweet time in deciding whether the
sugar substitute saccharin can be linked to can-
cer in humans. A General Accounting Office (GAO)
report released on Thursday by Sen. Gaylord Nel-
son (D-Wis.) said that the FDA in 1972 issued
an interim regulation covering use of saccharin
after questions were raised about its safety. What
is even more disturbing is that the question isn't
expected to be answered for another two years.
The GAO recommended that the FDA "re-evalu-
ate the justification for saccharin's continued use
pending the resolution of the safety questions."
Saccharin is used mainly in diet soft drinks and
Southwest Japan, deluged by nearly 24 inches
of rain in 48 hours, yesterday reported at least
12 dead, 125,000 homes inundated,and the full
force of a typhoon still threatening. Weather fore-
casters said Typhoon Fran, with center winds
of about 100 miles per hour, could be expected to
reach southwestern Japan this morning with an-
other 12 inches~ of rain. Police said that air, sea
and land traffic, including railroad service, was
disrupted in Kyushu and neighboring Shikoku Is-
land, as well as the western portion of Honshu,
Japan's central island.
On the inside.. .
Sports staffer Andy . Glazer previews today's
opening football game against Wisconsin . . . And
on Arts Page, Debra Gale writes about the Uni-
versity Museum of Art exhibition.
On the outside . .
It should be a pleasant first football Saturday,
with partly cloudy skies and a high temperature
near 70. Tomorrow should be even warmer, with
a high of almost 80.
By JENNIFER MILLER
University of Michigan Students for President Ford,
the organization claiming sponsorship of the Presi-
dent's scheduled September 15 visit here, became an
officially recognized student group just four days ago,
it was learned yesterday.
At the same time Jan Barbieri, of the White House
Press Office, which claimed no knowledge of the
student group, said she was told by White House Press
Secretary Ron Nessen "about a week ago" that Ford
would be coming to Ann Arbor next week.
FRANK URSIMORO, staff assistant to the President
and a member of the White House advance group
currently in the city, confirmed last night that the
visit was in fact planned several weeks in advance
of the formation of the student group.
A university official said Thursday that because of
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the political nature of the President's visit, University
President Robben Fleming felt the visit should be
sponsored by a student group.
But, Ursimoro added, Ford would have come to the
campus regardless of student sponsorship.
"FORD COULD have come just on Fleming's invi-
tation," said Ursimoro. "The student group had noth-
ing to do with Fleming."
Ursimoro added that the group was formed to en-
courage students to participate and become involved
in the campaign, and because the rental fee for Cris-
ler Arena (where Ford is scheduled to speak Wednes-
day evening) is $1,000 cheaper than the regular $1,500
fee if rented by a student group.
Although C. C. Leslie, president of University of
Michigan Students for President Ford, claimed that
the group has a membership of between 30 and 40
persons, she refused to mention any names as of last
night. Leslie, who operates her organization out of her
dorm room at Martha Cook Hall, said the idea for the
group occurred to her in mid-August.
URSIMORO said, however, that "C. C. formed the
group (when) we realized that we wanted a student
group," which was Tuesday.
It was also reported yesterday that the President's
visit may last longer than originally anticipated.
It had been previously disclosed that the President
would not land in Ann Arbor until shortly before his
7 p.m. speech at Crisler Arena. But a published report
yesterday said the President might engage in some
"student activities" prior to his address. Neither Uni-
versity officials or Ursimoro would confirm the report.
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From Wire Service Reports
GANDER, Newfoundland -
Crotian nationalists hijacked a
New York-to-Chicago jetliner
last night and gave police di-
rections to a bomb planted in
the heart of New York City.
The bomb exploded when ex-
perts tried to disarm it, kill-
ing one policeman and injur-
One of the hijackers was re-
portedly wired with explosives.
THE HIJACKERS forced the
Trans World Airlines Boeing
727 to land and refuel in Mon-
treal, Canada and then - amid
reports that their ultimate des-
tination was London - divert-
ed the plane to Gander, New-
foundland, where it landed
shortly after midnight.
A spokesperson for the Ca-
nadian Transport Department
said the hijackers "apparent
destination" was Yugoslavia.
In Washington, a Federal Avia-
tion Administration spokesper-
son said the hijackers' next
stop, for refueling, would be
The hijackers identified
themselves as "Fighters for
Free Croatia", a Yugoslav
independence group. They
warned a bomb would ex-
plode "somewhere in the
United States" unless an
eight - page communique
was printed by five major
In New York, police acted on
the hijackers instructions and
discovered a pressure cooker,
supposedly containing explo-
sives, in a coin locker at Grand
A TWA spokesperson said
there was no indication that any
passengers aboard the jet were
injured. But the pilot, in a con-
versation with the tower at Mon-
treal's Mirabel Airport, said of
the hijackers: "These guys are
hair - trigger."
T H E SPOKESPERSON
said TWA was flying a larger
plane ahead of the hijacked air-
craft to serve as a navigational
aid, since the smaller 727 lack-
ed equipment needed to cross
The range of the hijacked jet
was estimated at 1,600 miles.
The flight from Montreal to
Gander is 1,200 miles. Authori-
ties speculated that the jet
would refuel there, then con-
tinue to London.
THE FBI in New York said
the locker which contained the
pressure cooker also held a
communique which the hijack-
ers demanded be transmitted to
the American people.
The hijackers ordered that
their eight-page letter be print-
ed in full in The New York
Times, The Washington Post,
The Chicago Tribune and the In-
ternational Herald - Tribune of
See NEW YORK, Page 5
Mayor Albert Wheeler chucks a slow, soft one.
Pots and media play ball'
By MIKE NORTON
It's not often one gets a chance to see
those feuding Democrats and Republicans of
City Council playing on the same team, for-
getting their political differences in the face
of a common enemy.
But that's exactly what happened last
night at Veterans Memorial Park when Ann
Arbor city officials played their First An-
nual Benefit Softball Match against members
of the local news media.
NOT THAT IT DID THEM much good, of
The game, which began at 7:30 and ran
for nearly two hours, was held to raise mon-
ey for the city Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment's Handicapped Fitness Program. It drew
a crowd of fifty-odd persons, most of them fam-
ilies or friends of City Council members who
did not hide their sympathies.
Despite the hostile crowd, however (not
to mention incredible misfortune and a mud-
sluggish start) the media team walked away
from the field with a 20-15 victory.
EVEN BEFORE THE GAME began, the
newspeople were having bad times. As twi-
See POLITICOS: Page 5
By AP and Reuter
A British airliner and a chartered Yugoslav jet collided head-
on high over Yugoslavia yesterday killing all 176 persons aboard
in the worst collision in aviation history.
A West German airline pilot who saw the crash said the two
planes had exploded and that the British plane, a British Air-
ways three-jet Trident, lost a wing as both crafts tumbled out of
A. YUGOSLAV woman working on her farm was killed when
struck by falling debris, according to reports from the scene.
"It was a frontal collision in midair," a spokesman for British
Airways (BA) said.
He reported the British plane, flight 476, was enroute to
Istanbul from London with 63 persons on board, including either
one or two Americans. He said the passenger list would not be re-
leased until this morning pending notification of next of kin.
THE YUGOSLAV plane, a DC-9, was carrying 108 passengers
and a crew of five on a flight from the Adriatic resort of Split to
Cologne, West Germany, the Yugoslav airline Inex-Adria said.
Index-Adria said all but one of the passengers, a Yugoslav, were
The BA spokesperson said the planes were in an aerial cross-
roads 15 miles northeast of Zagreb when they collided, and the
crossroads sector was controlled by Zagreb's airport tower.
"Details are obviously not clear," he said, "but I can think of
no reason why either aircraft should have been changing height.
That suggests a horizontal rather than a vertical collision. In this
case, the British and Yugoslav planes would be coming from op-
THERE WAS NO immediate explanation for the crash or why
the two planes were flying at the same altitude. International
regulations say all aircraft flying above 29,000 feet must be sepa-
rated vertically by at least 2,000 feet.
An airport spokesperson in Cologne said he had been told by
counter personnel handling the flight that the Yugoslav aircraft
had been diverted to Zagreb because of an unspecified technical
fault. The spokesman said he had been told the information had
come from Grimex, a Frankfurt-based firm which represents the
A Grimax spokesperson later denied that the plane had en-
See JETLINER, Page 5
China moves on
By APl and Reuter
PEKING - China mourned
Mao Tse-tung yesterday with
dignity and discipline.
Daily life appeared to go on
as usual, despite the uncertain
political repercussions of Mao's
death Thursday at the age of 82.
THE PEOPLE of Peking wore
black armbands and white paper
flowers of mourning as they
shuffled through almost silent
streets. Above, workmen fixed
black shrouds to giant portraits
His body is to lie in state in
the Great Hall of the People for
eight days of official mourning,
which begin today and end when
the entire nation of 800 million
stands for three minutes' silence
on September 18.
Meetings were held at Peking
factories and work places today,
apparently so that instructions
could be issued.
DIPLOMATS said that at a
time of political tension-Mao
left no designated heir - the
authorities were obviously an-
xious that grief at his passing
should not lead to disorder.
OUTSIDE the Great Hall to-
day, small groups filed by the
Chinese Martyr's Monument and
a few wreaths were laid at the
foot of the granite pillar.
The mourners were restrain-
ed, compared with the vast,
tearful crowd there when Pre-
mier Chou En-lai died last
Mao's death came amid a
bitter radical campaign against
right wing "capitalist roaders"
and at a time when the Com-
munist hierarchy is depleted by
death and purges.
THE DECISION on who will
succeed him as Chairman con-
fronts a divided leadership and
a politburo standing committee
that has dwindled within a year
from eight to four members.
Western analysts here have
three favorites for the succes-
sion: Premier Hua Kuo-feng,
p a r t y vice-chairman Wang
Hung-wen and vice premier
As the most senior state and
party figure, the burly, crewcut
Hua is now the most powerful
man in China. He is seen as a
See CHINA, Page 5
Clerical fiscal future vague
Stpock trades pediatrics
-N for vice-presidential politics
Dr. Benjamin Spock was in town this week,
but he wasn't plugging his revered guides for
child and baby care. He was running for vice-
Spock, still highly active at 73, is the num-
ber two candidate on the People's Party ticket
headed by Margaret Wright, a 53-year-old black
Los Angeles woman. In 1972 the retired doc-
tor and professor was the presidential candi-
ed my family by becoming a Democrat in 1928.
I would still be a Democrat, a liberal Demo-
crat, if it hadn't been for the war in Vietnam.
I joined the National Committee for a Sane
Nuclear Policy in 1962 as I became convinced
that unless we had a Test Ban Treaty, more
and more children around the world would die
of cancer and leukemia. So I joined 'Sane' and
two years later 1 was asked by (then Presi-
.may- -, -
Members of the now-defunct
clericals union are anxiously
waiting to see how well they
will weather the University's
poor financial outlook in the
aftermath of their local's dis-
Last month, following months
of internal union unrest, cleri-
cals on the University's three
campuses narrowly approved a
bid to "decertify" Local 2001
of the United Auto Workers
(UAW). The move left the Uni-
versity free to reinstitute its
own system of hirings, firings,
how big the University raises
are," said Debby Morehead,
former local president.
The University has already
announced plans to institute a
system of "merit" pay raises,
based on a yearly evaluation
of the clerical's performance by
his or her supervisor. The aver-
age salary increase is expect-
ed to round out to about five
per cent annually.
"IF IT TURNS out that the
average raise is five per cent
(for one year) then the possi-
bilities are very good (for form-
ing a new local union)", More-
them," Jensen added. "The uni-
versity will once again have
total control of hiring and fir-
ing. We will have no grievance
procedure. All non-union 'labor
use a complaint procedure
which is totally University con-
JENSEN, WHO IS also affili-
ated with the local faction Cleri-
cals for a Democratic Union,
(CDU), says she is not waiting
to see the University salary
offers before beginning another
drive for unionization. "Our
hope is to move ahead and to
start organizing all over again,"