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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 30

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 8, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Sorry, kids
After booting an estimated 1,000 Scouts out of the
Stadium Saturday, the University's face was red.
And Monday, the head honcho, Robben Fleming
himself, made an official apology to the little
eager-beavers. Fleming usually avoids talking
sports, but in a statement he said, "On behalf of
the University of Michigan I want to apologize to
the Cub and Boy Scouts who attended the Missouri
game last Saturday as our guests, and then found
themselves evicted from their seats. The error
which resulted in this unfortunate incident was
entirely the University's." As part of the apology,
the Scouts will be given an opportunity to attend
the Northwestern game, October 18, and sit in
seats, no less.
Scoop poops out
As one of the endless stops on his presidential
campaign, Washington's Democratic Senator, Scoop
Jackson, was scheduled to make a speech to cap
the Bicentennial Day at Pinckney High School. But
Scoop bowed out because he had to stay in Wash-
ington for a House-Senate conference about an
energy bill. Instead of going himself, Jackson gave
a brief talk over a phone hook-up, saying how sorry
he was he couldn't attend. As compensation he also
asked a friend; Elmo Zumwalt, to appear for him.
Zumwalt is former chief of naval operations, and
is himself considering a run for the Senate in
Job notes
The Union Ballroom was the scene of the Sec-
ond Annual Graduate School and Career Confer-
ence for Minority Students yesterday. "The pur-
pose is to offer students jobs, both summer and
regular," said Caren Yancey, Coordinator of the
minority section of Career Planning and Place-
ment. According to employers at the conference,
graduates with degrees in engineering, business,
health sciences, and social work are in high de-
mand. Teachers and journalists' have glutted the
market, however. "It's good to acquaint minority
students with the opportunities available to them,"
said one recruiter. Amen.
Happenings .. .
include a lecture on a "Systemic Approach
to Incarceration" by Charles Bright in lecture room
2 of the MLB at 7:30 . . . At 8:00 the Democrats of
the Second Ward meet to talk politics at 535 Wal-
nut . . . and the Professional Theater Program
presentation of "Death of a Salesman" is also on
at 8:00 at the Power Center. The choice is yours.
On the trail
The election is still thirteen months away, but
that matters little to the hard-core pols. The race
is on. In news of unannounced contenders for the
top jobs in Washington, former California Gover-
nor Ronald Reagan told an airport news confer-
ence in Martinsburg, Penn. that he would accept
the vice-president's job if the GOP honchos con-
vinced him they wanted him to take the post. "I
have never liked that second job, but if the party
convinced me that it's necessary then it's like a
call to duty," the self-sacrificing ex-movie star
said. And despite avowals to the contrary, guess
who else is beginning to make noise again? That
dusty relic of days gone by, Hubert Humphrey,
has now conceded he'd accept a draft from the
Democrats if they nominate him at their conven-
tion next July in New York. At the AFL-CIO con-
ference in San Francisco, over 2,000 enthusiastic
union leaders chanted, "Hubert, Hubert," while
Mr. Modesty himself shyly demurred from re-
porters' questions about his future ambitions.
Bopping away

Looks like 1950's rock and roll star Fabian Forte
is no teen angel. Fabian, who was discovered while
still in high school, and who rode to fame with
such recordings as Turn Me Loose, was arrested
yesterday in Los Angeles on charges that he al-
legedly beat his estranged wife and her mother.
Police said that Fabian, 32, his wife Katie, 34,
and her mother Moreau Regan, 69, got into an
argument after dinner Sunday, at which point the
former teen idol allegedly hit his wife in the face,
chest, neck, and ribs, and supposedly tossed a
punch at his mother-in-law's mouth for good mea-
sure. Forte then took off, but was apprehended
about a mile from his house by police, responding
to a call from his wife.
On the inside . .
Jonathan Parsius writes about crime at the
University on the Editorial Page . . . Arts Page
features the debut of the new record column, Side
One, with. Stephen Hersh's review of the new Her-
bie Hancock platter . . . and Sports has Dave Wi-

Misuse of the Earth's oceans will
genocide" unless nations stop dest
lution, marine explorer Captain Ja
teau warned a local audience last
"Life is only possible when c
abounds," Cousteau said, urging tf
ocean authority be established whi
both the ocean system and the pla
SPEAKING to a banquet audience
of some 350 persons as part of a fi
posium on satellite applications, the
scientist also praised space program
and its uses in ocean research, and b
he called "the stupid cost-benefit
Cousteau, perhaps best known for
sea World" television documentarie
most nations have yet to understan
luting the oceans is leading to sel

haueslams pollution
The Mediterranean Sea, which the explorer crease in water cleanliness.
cause "self- said receives "all the residue of more than 400 Effective monitoring of the oceans will also
ructive pol- million people," has already suffered great require continued use of earth-orbiting satel-
cques Cous- losses of marine life because of pollution, ac- lites for "remote sensing," Cousteau said. Such
night. cording to Cousteau. research has already proven "very fruitful," in
lean water "If nothing is done in the near future," he the study of pollution and fish life, he added.
hat a world added, "the ultimate result for the Mediter- Satellites, Cousteau explained, can easily col-
ch will save ranean is total death." lect information from thousands of instrumented
net. buoys in the oceans. "This is the only way for
THE Mediterranean's plight, Cousteau warned, us to monitor the pulse of the ocean," he said.
at Weber's "must be considered as an early warning of the But further satellite programs for these pur-
ye-day sym- inexorable manmade threat to mankind." poses are threatened by trends requiring in-
65-year-old Possible rescue, the French oceanographer creased documentation of the results of re-
n technology said, lies with the Law of the Sea Conferences search, as compared to the price tags, before
lasted what which "must establish" a world ocean author- the programs are approved.
ratio fad." ity to set guidelines for use of the planet's water
his "Under- system. "Nothing today can be done without a so-
s, said that He added, however, that policies of national called cost-benefit ratio," the scientist said, add-
d that "pol- sovereignty and non-interference with other ing that these studies often reach "the absurd."
f-genocide." countries will suffer at the expense of any in- See COUSTEAU, Page 2

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University technicians voted
not to unionize in an election
which ended yesterday. Repre-
sentation by the American Fed-
eration of State, County and
Muncipal Employees (AFSCME)
was rejected by a margin of
415 to 323.
The bargaining unit would
have included nearly 1,000 full-
time and part-time employes at
the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dear-
born campuses. Although tech-
nicians are employed under 110
separate job classifications, the
majority of them are licensed
practical nurses.
FOR OVER a year, the
AFSCME Technicians Organiz-
ing Committee has been trying
to obtain union representaon.
Their effort culminated in the
election, supervised by t h e
Michigan Employment Relations
"Apparently, the m a j o r it y
didn't think they needed us,"
said Glenn Marshall, AFSCME
staff renresentative, and cam-
paign director for the econ.
He indicated, however, that a
"substantial number" had de-
sired a Union and that if support
grew, AFSCME would be back.
William Neff, assistant person-
nel director for the University,
said, "We are pleased both with
the size of the voting turnout
and by the confidence expressed
by the majority in the Univer-
sity as an employer." He said
that since some employes had
wanted a union, "there must be
some problems in the working
NEFF FURTHER stated that
"we plan to extend our efforts
in order to work out problems
which may have prompted some
emloyes to seek unionization."
Marshall blamed the defeat
primarily upon the long delay in
getting the representation elec-
tion. He noted that over the
period of a year "people be-
came apathetic."
Preceding the election, Mar-
shall had expressed his concern
that apathy on the part of the
technicians would be a major
factor in the election. However,
he voiced optimism folbwing
the election, despite the results
which he said came as a sur-
WHERE THE technicians wll
go from here is still unclear
according to both employes and
union representatives.
Some suggest that the vote is
not so much the result of satis-
faction with the University as
dissatisfaction with AFSCME.
Their concerns over wages
and job security remain, and
there is still considerable snti-
ment to organize if these con-
cerns are not answered.

Ford tax


spending plan
WASHINGTON R) - Congress cannot pledge to meet
President Ford's request for a $28 billion tax cut tied to
an equal reduction on spending until it sees the Admin-
istration's new budget, the House's chief tax writer said
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Al Ull-
man (D-Ore.), said Ford's plan is "an impossible one."
Ford proposed enactment of $28 billion in permanent tax
cuts for 1976 if Congress agrees to cut spending by an
identical amount, setting a $395 billion spending ceiling
for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 1976.

He ain't heavy*..*
Pat Boran, a Minneapolis four-year-old, grits his teeth to avoid saying anything nasty;
great burdens he must take on to please his five-year-old brother Mike.

ADDRESSING Treasury Sec-
retary William Simon, a wit-
ness before the committee, Ull-
man asked: "Are "you sitting
there with a straight face and
saying that Congress can be ex-
pected to put a ceiling on a bud-
get it hasn't seen, without know-
ing what priorities would be set
-to blindly strike out with no
information on the budget . . .
and put a tax cut in place by
Simon argued Congress could
pledge itself to a $395 billion
spending ceiling and leave the
details to be worked out in talks
with the Ford Administration.
Simon emphasized that Ford
will veto any tax reduction plan
-including a simple extension
of the tax cuts enacted in 1975-
AP Photo unless it is accompanied by a
spending ceiling.
about the FORD, meanwhile, in a
sneech yesterday in Knoxville,
Tenn.. declared that despite pro-
tests from Democratic congres-
sinal leaders, his proposed tax
and spending cuts can be
achieved "if they put their noses
to the grindstone and show a
little imagination and strength."
Unless his proposed budget lid
of $395 billion for next fiscal
year is enacted, said Ford, the
government will face a two-year
deficit of about $140 billion.
The President pumned for his
nrogram during an appearance
before seven governors belong-
ing to the Apnalachia Regional
Commission. Earlier, he did the
same at a White House-spon-
sored conference here on domes-
tic affairs.
THE pronosed $28 billion cut,
for 1976, which Ford called "the
biggest single tax cut in our his-
tory," includes the 1975 tax cuts
totaling $22.9 billion which the
President wants to extend.
Ford's plan does not contain
any provision for rebates, but
individual taxpayers would get
about $2.6 billion more in tax re-
ductions in 1976 than in 1975.
See CONGRESS, Page 2


special To The Daily
SOUTHFIELD --- U. S. Congressman Donald Riegle (D-Mich.)
yesterday announced he will run for the Senate next year and
indicated his campaign will focus on solutions to economic ills such
as unemployment and high prices.
Riegle, a fifth-term Representative from Flint, accused the
Ford and Nixon Administrations of "gross economic mismanage-
ment" which, he said, has convinced Americans that the federal
government no longer cares about them.
UNTIL 1973, Riegle was a Republican. He became a Demo-
crat after consistently breaking with mainstream GOP members
on many issues including the war in Vietnam.
The 38-year-old Congressman is the first major Democrat to
officially announce plans to run for fellow party member Philip
Hart's Senate seat. Hart will retire when his third term expires
next year.
If elected, Riegle promised he would push legislation stabiliz-
ing prices and creating jobs - particularly in the recession-rav
aged automobile industry.
See RIEGLE, Page 8

urologist reports a new surgical
technique has initially proven
effective in reversing vasectomy
-an operation once considered
almost synonymous with hfelcng
sterility. /
Dr. Sherman Silber reported
yesterday that the first 24 pa-
tients who underwent the opera-
tion now register a normal
sperm count and 16 of their
wives have become pregnant.
Silber, assistant nrofessor of
urology at the University of Cal-
ifornia Medical Center and chief
of urology at the Veteran's Ad-
ministration Hospital here, said
the new surgical technique util-
izes a 40-power microascope, ny-
lon thread so slender it is in-
visible to the naked eye, and
knives, forceps and other surgi-
cal tools honed so finely their
points are barely visible.
THE microsurgery techniques
are used to rejoin the male
sperm ducts which are severed
in vasectomy-a relatively sim-
ple, inexpensive and effective
birth control operation which
about a million American men
undergo each year.
Silber says his results appear


Drug busts

spark poli
two people were arrested over several days.
Theodore Vernier of the DEA and Krasny in a joint
press release called Ann Arbor and the student housing
facilities "a virtual supermarket" for hard drugs and
marijuana, and blamed "a permissive attitude" for



The recent series of Ann Arbor-based drug raids has
drawn fierce poltitical battle lines among city leaders
and provoked speculation over motivations for the raids.
CityJ-, P n,rn tc hnrP r hnn *1, tht a rpotinn n d1irpr-

In the press release Vernier placed a $4 million price
tag on the amount of confiscated drugs.
However, an official from the Statistics and Data
Services division of the DEA in Washington, when asked
to place an estimate on the value of the drugs, said

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