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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 24
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 1, 1975
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Relief may be in sight for those who spent up to
four hours in line battling the University's infa-
mous CRISP system of dropping and adding classes
by computer as a panel has been named to recom-
mend °some major changes in the procedure.
Chaired by Maurice Sinnott, associate dean of the
College of Engineering, the committee is slated to
report on the matter sometime next month and
release a final proposal by November 28, and ac-
tion on adopting a new method is expected, hope-
fully, by next Winter term.
For all you luckless lottery losers, the State Lot-
tery Bureau will begin a new $1 game next week
called "Play Today, Win Today." The new tickets
will have six boxes on them with a striped design.
The ticketholder gently rubs the boxes with a coin
and each unit reveals a certain amount of money;
if the same dollar figure appears in three boxes,
the ticketholder is a winner. Prizes range from $2
to $10,000. The new game also will offer lottery
fans a chance to win $1 million. To qualify for
this fortune, a ticketholder must find the word
"finalist" in all six boxes.
Police launched a search yesterday for a gunman
so nervous that his teeth chattered as he robbed
eight passengers on a Detroit bus Monday. "This
guy was really scared," bus driver David Harrell
said. "His hands shook, his teeth were actually
rattling and sweat just poured off his face." The
bandit took $44 from the passengers, police said,
but in his nervous flight he dropped about $6.
Happenings .. .
are ample today. The local Overeaters
Anonymous chapter will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the
Bethlehem Church library at 423 S. Fourth Ave-
nue . .. at noon, Bob Carlson will speak on "Ex-
panding Russian and East European Studies in
Secondary Schools" at the Commons Room in Lane
Hall ... also at noon, black faculty and staff mem-
bers will meet in the Regents Room in the Admin-
istration Bldg. . . . Robin Jacoby will discuss "His-
torical Perspectives on Sex Roles" as part of the
Biological Determinism series at 3 p.m. in the
MLB, Aud. 3 . . . a slide show will be presented
by the U.S.-China People's Friendship Assoc. on
the "People's China: You Can Get There From
Here" at 7:30 in the Union Ballroom . . . Pauline
Bart of the University of Illinois Medical School
will discuss "Biological Determinism: Its Impact
on Sexism" at 7:30 p.m. in the Rackham Ad...
Ars Musica presents its first on-campus concert
of the season tonight at 8 p.m. in the Pendleton
Arts Center in the Union . . . and also at 8, the
Michigan Theater on Liberty Street presents a
special showing of Lon Chaney's classic thriller
The Monster with special theater organ and piano
accompaniment by Dennis and Heidi James.
Four men, ranging in age from 18 to 28, were in
jail under $15,000 bond each in Tiffin, Ohio, yes-
terday on charges they robbed two nine-year-olds
of a quarter. Police said the two youngsters, David
Kern and Bobby Bean, stopped to look at the men's
motorcycles when one allegedly put a pipe through
the spokes of one of the boys' bicycles and said he
wouldn't remove it until the boys gave him money.
The boys told police they gave one of the men a
quarter and that he went to a nearby store, bought
two candy bars, ate them, and then let the boys go.
The French government, apparently taking the
view that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, has de-
cided to make money from pornography by im-
posing a surtax on sex films. Pornography has be-
come big business in France since the abolition
of censorship laws by President Valery Giscard
D'Estaing's administration and the government
wants to cash in. Distributers of porno flicks will
have to pay an estimated additional tax bill of
$21 million next year under a government plan to
raise the value added tax on adults-only movi6c
from 17 to 33 per cent.
On the inside .. .
. . . Sports Page presents further details of last
night's exciting Ali-Frazier fight as well as a col-
umn by Jeff Liebster on Bo's football blues . . .
On Edit Page, Tom Allen reports on the "Science
for the People Symposium" held this week.. . and
on Arts Page Jim Burns has a story on University
officials favorite music and radio stations.
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By PAULINE LUBENS
A GM executive and his family were kidnapped
from their Ann Arbor home early yesterday and
were released 13 hours later after a $54,000 ran-
som was paid.
Police described the kidnappers as three white
males in their late teens. The FBI was called
into the case but as yet no one has been taken
"I'M JUST happy everyone's fine," said a shak-
en William Schulenberg from his Waldenwood
Lane home yesterday. "I wasn't threatened phys-
ically . . . not to the point where I was worried."
Although GM officials contacted by the kid-
nappers notified authorities of the incident by 2
a.m. yesterday morning, Police Chief Walter
Krasny said police chose to "sit tight" because
the "prime concern was the safety of the hos-
tages at all times."
When the kidnappers returned to the Schulen-
berg home yesterday to collect their ransom and
return three of the hostages, Krasny said,- "We
$54 ,000 ransom ends ordeal
could've made some moves and could've ended
up with five dead bodies. We would've had that
to live with."
POLICE SAID the kidnappers forced their way
into the Schulenberg's home between 8 and 8:30
p.m. Monday, demanding "ridiculous figures" of
money initially. Two of the men fled within an
hour, stashing Ms. Schulenberg and her sons,
Bill, 13, Jeff, 15, and Bob, 16, in the trunk of a
GM-owned Cadillac, police said.
The third man stayed behind to hold Mr. Schu-
lenberg hostage, according to police.
The 43-year-old manager of GM's Hydramatic
division plant in Ypsilanti was held at gunpoint
until early yesterday while he contacted other
GM officials, particularly a close friend, George
Griffith, to arrange for a ransom payment.
ACTING AS courier, Griffith secured $54,000
from Schulenberg's private bank account and
brought the money to the Schulenberg home yes-
One gunman remained at the home with Schu-
lenberg, his wife and two sons and Griffith while
a second captor fled with the money. This third
kidnapper left by 11:30 a.m.
The last hostage, Bob, was discovered by State
Police later between Pontiac St. and Nixon Rd.
He had been removed from the escape car Mon-
day evening and taken to an area outside the
city, alone, with one kidnapper.
MS. SCHULENBERG and the two other sons
reinained in the trunk. At one point, their abduc-
tor opened the trunk and fired three shots through
the lid to provide ventilation for the captives
after Ms. Schulenberg complained of a lack of
'The prime concern was the
safety of the hostages . . . We
could've made some moves and
could've ended up with
dead bodies. We would've had
that to live with ...'
City Police Chief Walter Krasny
Ford made his first public ap-
pearance outside Washington
last night since the attempt on
his life eight days ago in San
Francisco and told a Republican
audience he did not intend to
permit such attempts to pre-
vent him from meeting Ameri-
cans throughout the country.
But he added in remarks pre-
pared for a party fund-raising
dinner that he would be cautious
in making future public appear-
PRESIDENT Ford was sealed
from danger here by the tightest
security this city has ever given
a visiting President, with more
than 1,000 city police assigned
to augment the scores of Secret
Service agents detailed :o pro-
Earlier in the day, Treasurv
Secretary William Simon said
piblicity about the two recent
attempts on Ford's life had
"brought out the nuts" and that
the Secret Service was tipped
to 320 threats in the first 20
days of September-about triple
the usual number.
A congressional committee
was also told that on Sent. 20
a former mental patient offered
a f e d e r a l undercover agent
$25.000 to kill Ford. An official
said the patient was deta=-ed
the following day and returned
to a mental institution.
FORD FLEW to Chicano fron
Washington to address the 910-
a-nlate flmd-raisine dinner in a
d'lwntown hotel, but unlike nast
PnRidential visits, his limousine
whisked him past the hotel's
main entrance and he entered
the hotel thro"th a hack door
with little public notice.
In his vren~ared remarks at
the dinner. Ford, in an obvirws
reference to the attempt on his
lifa in San Francisco and the
earlier attemnt in Sacramento.
said he intended to ao ahead
with his planned travels.
"I can only say that two-wav
comimnication with my friends
and fellow Americans is for me
an essential part of doing my
See FORD, Page 8
near death at
By JO MARCOTTY
The FBI is investigating the near death of a ter-
minal cancer patient at the local Veteran's Administra-
tion Hospital and is considering the possibility of an at-
tempted "mercy" killing, hospital sources revealed yes-
Federal agents believe that two of the patient's rela-
tives, a step-son and daughter-in-law, present when the
incident occurred, may have deliberately removed the
man's breathing equipment and turned off the alarm
connected to the apparatus, the sources said.
A RESPIRATORY therapist discovered that the patient's ma-
chine had been tampered with Sunday night. As one source de-
scribed it, "The nurses were with the patient and the two people
visiting him. They turned away for a moment, turned back and
found the equipment disconnected."
The patient suffered no ill effects from the close call, adminis-
However, investigators are also studying the possibilities that
the incident was an accident, an attempt to involve the VA in a
malpractice suit, or that the victim disconnected the tubing him-
Muhammed Ali pummels Joe Frazier last night during their title fight in Manila. Ali won on
a TKO in the 14th round to retain his heavyweight crown.
Al pounds Frazier in Manila
MANILA - Muhammad Ali
carved his way to bloody victory
over Joe Frazier today to retain
his world heavyweight title when
the referee stopped the contest
at the end of the 14th round.
By then Frazier had become a
chopping block for Ali's fists-
his face bruised, pitted and lac-
erated, his mouth pouring blood.
Both fighters fought a street
corner brawl - a savage ring
battle that seemed likely it
could have gone either way un-
til the final three rounds.
FRAZIER absorbed terrible
punishment, more than any hu-
man being could have been ex-
pected to endure. Ali hit the
challenger with every punch in
the book-combinations, left and
right jabs, chopping rights, right
The champion literally chop-
ped his way to victory to secure
the crow nhe regained 11 months
ago in Zaire when he toppled
George F o r e m a n in eight
But for Frazier-his second
loss to Ali in three classic bat-
tles-there, was admiration for
the courage he showed as the
champion blasted his head con-
tinuously and at times seemed
likely to separate it from the
ALI WAS completely exhaust-
ed by the end of the-fight, flap-
ping down full length on the
canvas until his cheering sec-
See ALI, Page 7
onds hauled him up onto a
Ali said Frazier surprised
him with "so much stamina."
The champion said Frazier
pressed him so hard in round
ten that "I wanted to qiut
then." But Ali added, "I'm a
"I told you I was the greatest.
Didn't I tell you a - superior
See ALI, Page 7
"WE DON'T consider any
case cut and dried," said Jay
Bailey of the Detroit FBI.
The victim, Jesse Brower,
who is in his mid-seventies, has
been under treatment in the VA
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for
nearly a month. He is suffering
from a terminal case of cancer
which has spread from his
lungs, to his liver and brain.
He was reportedly admitted to
the hospital after a suicide at-
GARY CALHOUN, the hospi-
tal's Assistant Chief of Staff,
maintained that Brower could
See FBI, Page 2
FRIEDAN SPEAKS OUT
By ELAINE FLETCHER
The feminist future looks bright, Betty Friedan said in a
speech last night which included forecasts of widespread changes
in the nature of the family, government, and even men them-
selves - all because of women.
Friedan, became an national figure in the last decade due to
her role as founder and first president of The National Organiza-
tion for Women (NOW), and her historic book on The Feminine
"IT WASN'T a fluke of history - or me - who seduced
housewives who were having orgasms washing the kitchen floor,
into the movement," protested Friedan. told some 1000 persons at
Hill Auditorium. "It had to happen.
"Women are discovering their power to make some changes
and there's no way, unless you lobotomize 50 million of them,
that you are going to turn it off," said Friedan.
Increasing demand for economic equality will help maintain
the mnmentum of the wnmen's movement into the near future. said
'U' Health Service
pays for semen
By BARB KALISEWICZ
It used to be that only prize-winning bulls, horses and
dogs could pick up stud fees, but these days the demand for
human semen for artificial insemination has far outstripped
the supply - at least locally.
To perk up the number of donations, the artificial insemi-
nation program sponsored by the University Health Service
offers $15 to any male who is willing to participate and can
pass a battery of tests.
THE PROCEDURE is one of "comprehensive screen-
ing," according to program director Dr. Robert Anderson,
who works with local gynocologists to compile a "pool" of
Any interested male is first questioned about possible
hereditary disease he may have. Anderson says, for exam-
ple, that a male whose father died at the age of 35 from
heart disease would be immediately eliminated from the
Once the potential donor passes the preliminaries, he is
given a physical exam - including a sperm count. Should
the count be low, the contributor is encouraged to undergo
further tests, even though he may be in otherwise perfect
ANDERSON adds that the donor is told to come back
in three months if there are indications that his sperm
count has increased.
"We. auite simlv. are looking for good quality sperm,"