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Latest Deadline in the State
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 36 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 15, 1975 Ten Cents Eig

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I . T_ E if ' M CLA I
About time
The all-male domination of the public address
system at Michigan Stadium during football games
will be broken this Saturday at the Northwestern
tilt. Judy Manos will break with tradition by nar-
rating a salute to International Women's Year at
the end of the band's pre-game show. Now that the
band includes women, so will the announcers booth
-that leaves just one group connected with the
football games which is still all male. Is it time to
turn Bo's boys into Bo's kids?
Plot thickens
James P. Hoffa, son of the missing Teamsters
kingpin, met in Chicago with a man alleged to have
powerful ties to the rich Teamsters' pension fund
shortly after his father's disappearance, the Detroit
News said yesterday ing a copyright story. The
meeting took place on August 9-less than two
weeks after the senior Hoffa disappeared. But the
fes don't know what, if any, significance the
meeting had. Hoffa's son refused to discuss the
matter. Earlier, he refused to take a lie detector
test concerning his father's disappearance.
.. begin with Prof. Theodore Friedgut's lecture
on Soviet Policy in the Middle East at 4 p.m. in
MLB Lecture Rm. 2 . .. three computer corpora-
tions will talk with students at 7 p.m. in Hale Ad.
of the Business School .. . Overeaters Anonymous
mheets at 7 p.m. in Rm 3205 of the Union . . . A
discussion on "The Taiwan Question" will be held
at 7:30 p.m. in the Henderson Rm. in the League
.. The Coalition to Stop Senate Bill 1 will hold
an organizational meeting at 332 S. State St. at
7:30 p.m. . . . The Mayor's Committee on Fair
Rental Practices will have a public hearing at
7:30 p.m. in City Hall's fourth floor conference
room . s . The Undergraduate Literature Group
will meet in the E. Conference Rm. of Rackham
at 8 p.m. . . . Prof. Friedgut speaks again this
time at Hillel at 8 p.m. on "Struggle, Shock,
Adjustment: The Difficult Road from Moscow to
Jerusalem." . . . the Cobblestone Farm Assoc.
will hold annual meeting at 8 p.m. in the Liberty
Rm. of the Ann Arbor Federal Savings Bldg.
How much is that doggie?
President Ford will sell three of his dog Liberty's
puppies to pay for the breeding costs, White House
sources reported yesterday. Jerry's year-and-a-half
old golden retriever gave birth' last month to five
males and four females. Arrangements have al-
ready been made to sell three of the pups, the
sources said. The cost: a mere $300 apiece.
In the red
A major ketchup manufacturer says rising sales
of its product means the recession is over. The
National Livestock and Meat Board in Chicago says
the industry reportedly uses the 14-ounce bottle of
America's favorite condiment as an economic baro-
meter. The board said ketchup sales to restaurants
have soared, as customers for burgers, hot dogs
and other restaurant meats increased. Growth is
also attributed to more families reaching higher
income brackets-allowing them to eat out more
often, according to the meat people.
Help wanted
Medina, Tennessee, a town of 850, is holding an
election. But nobody wants to run. The filing dead-
line was last week, and nobody signets up to run
for mayor or city recorder. And two of the four
council seats drew no contenders. "They can re-
elect me on writ-in votes but there's no law that
says I have to serve," said current Mayor Mark
Williford. "I'm just plain worn out and tired of
fooling with all the headahes." He earns $1,200
for his duties. May be there's some furtile ground
to be "plowed for frustrated SGC members in little
of' Medina.

Mumbo jumbo
The Roman Catholic Church's stance on birth
control, divorce and the authority of the Pope are
the main reasons why fewer Catholics are going
to church, according to a national church-sponsored
study. The survey shows that almost half the
decline in Mass attendance can be acounted for
by the changing attitude toward birth control.
Nationally attendance has dropped by a third over
the past decade. In the state, however, no drop-
has been noted, according to the study.
On the inside .. .
The Editorial Page features an inside look
at Franco's Spain by Richard Boyle of Pacific
News Service . . . Kurt Harju reviews Bonnie
Raitt's latest record for the Arts Page . . . and
Sports Page has Jeff Liebster writing about his
day in East Lansing last Saturday.
On the outside .. .




...... -...
pad. There was coffee, tea, cookies, conversation-but no sight of President Fleming during the reception.
By JAY LEVIN ernoon heat to munch on almost 3,000 cookies, sip coffee and
Only one thing was missing yesterday during .the annual tea from a silver tea service, meet the University's top brass
student tea held at President Robben Fleming's posh residence- and investigate the eye-catching, 135-year-old mansion on South
the President himself. University.v
"He's on his way home from London," apologized the aft- President Fleming's absence, however, perturbed a fair
ernoor's hostess, Sally~ Fleming. ''He was supposed to have number of. students.
arrived at five to catch the last hour, but it didn't work out." "I came for cookies and to tell Fleming I'm sick and tired
of cutbacks in minority services at the school," said Ben Cuker,
FLEMING WAS in England on University business, according .a senior in natural resources.
to Vice President for Academic Affairs Frank Rhodes.
Assisting Fleming's wife on the student receiving line were LSA SENIOR Barbara Margolis was SO upset that she left 1
Rhodes, and Henry Johnson, vice president for student services . the President a note in his study.
S Despite Fleming's absence, students arrived in droves to "I came to see Robben Fleming and he's not here, so I'm
take part in what has become a "tradition of, the house," ac- leaving him a note to say that I came to visit," Margolis said
S cording to Ms. Fleming. "I've been here four years and I've never met him."
OVER FIVE hundred students filed in from the tiring aft- See TALK, Page 2
'No shows' cause 90n
vacancies at Baits

President not Iurt,
investigation started

By AP and Reuter
H A R T F OR D, Conn.
- A Buick sedan loaded
with teen-agers smashed
into the front fender of
President F o r d 'sbullet-
proof limousine last night
at a downtown intersection
after Ford gave a speech
here. The President said he
was not hurt.
There is "no reason to
believe it was anything but
an accident," Secret Service
spokesman Jack Warner
Hartford police said the driyer
of the Buick sedan that hit the
armored limousine indicated the
collision was not intentional. The
crash was under investigation,
however, and no arrests were
TWO YOUNG women and
three young men were taken by
police from the scene for ques-
tioning but it was not known if
they were in the car that col-
lided with Ford's limousine or
were merely witnesses to the
"I feel fine. I feel great,"
Ford told a reporter after he
arrived at the Hartford airport.
Ask if he had been shaken up,
Ford replied, "No, not a bit."
THE SEDAN carrying five
persons hit the right front fen-
der of the Presid'ent's limousine.
Ford was sitting in the right
rear seat with Republican State
Chairman Frederick Biebel who
authorities said hurt his right
Deputy Presidential Secretary
J a c k Hushen examined the
President's car before it was
loaded on a cargo plane to be
returned to Washington. He said
there was damage to the front
fender, several dents near the
door handle, a chrome strip on
rig.ht side was torn loose, and a
hub cap was knocked off.


HARTFORD, Conn. (/P)-Pres-
ident Ford returned to the politi-
cal arena last night and threat-
ened to use the "veto 100 times"
if the Democratic Congress
passes a 1976 tax cut without
setting a ceiling on federal
In a speech to a Republican
fund-raising dinner, the Presi-
dent warned, "If the Congress
sends me legislation that ex-
ceeds the spending limitation
and threatens your tax cut, I
will not hesitate to use the con-
stitutional authority available to
me and veto that legislation.
'"THE VETO has been de-
scribed as a 'negative' act, but
I've used it 39 times and saved
the American taxpayers $6 bil-
lion," he said. "I will use it 100
times, if necessary, to prevent
e x c e s s i v e and inflationary
spending increases."
See FORD, Page 2

Because of an abnormally,
large number of 'no-shows',
there are approximately 90 va-
canciesrin the Baits housing
complex on North Campus, ac-
cording to the University Hous-
ing staff.
'No-shows' are students who
receive spaces in residence
halls and subsequently choose
other housing accommodations
without informing the Univer-
IRONICALLY, last spring ap-
proximately 1,200 students were

denied University housing when
they picked high numbers in the
controversial dorm lottery.
By the end of August, most of
these students had located al-
ternative accommodations -
many of them in off-campus
North Campus Housing area
director Ed Salowitz, said he
had "no idea" why there are
such a large number of vacan-
cies this year.
"WE HAVE not had this
many vacancies at this time of
the year in past years," he said.

Hearst has no hopes
of bein set free
newspaper heiress Patricia r.
Hearst doesn't expect to be set
free, according to the attorney
who withdrew from her defense r
Terence Hallinan, who repre-
sented Hearst from her arrest
Sent. 18 until last week, also
said in an interview mublished
yesterdav that Hearst had been
converted to a "leftwing p er-
son" hNt still was far short of -
the "siunermilitant radical" jinx
aa she nrojected when taken
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by thn" w ek1v newstnner B rk -
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He added that the housing
complex had been filled to cap-
acity on paper, but that for un-
known reasons a sizable number
of upperclasspersons and trans-
fer students who had previously
indicated a desire to live in
Baits never moved in, or can-
celled their leases during the
According to John Finn, direc-
tor of University housing infor-
mation, "Cancellations were no
more than normal, but I know
we' had more no-shows than
FINN SAID he was unable to
give the numbers of students in
those categories at the present
However, he estimated there
are approximately 3 00 - 4 0 0
spaces presently available in
University housing.
"We had created 213 new
spaces this year by converting
some rooms into economy dou-
bles or triples," Finn added. "So
the figure isn't really as high as
it looks."
AS FOR THOSE students who
didn't make it in last spring's
dorm lottery and who still wish
to return to residence hall liv-
ing, Finn claims that they are
presently being accommodated.
They do not need to sign a
waiting list as do those who are
merely changing rooms within
or between residence halls, he
He added that "just about all"

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
Petal peddling
University student Ralph Zimmerman casts a discerning eye on one of the offerings at the tropi-
cal plant sale at the Michigan Union yesterday. The sale, sponsored by the Michigan Panhellenic
Society, is an annual event managed by the University sororities, with proceeds going to mul-
tiple sclerosis research. 10,000 plants, of 25 varieties are being offered in the Union Ballroom
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. all week.
Annie get your gun omen
swelling the ranks of ROTC

She's a black belt karate expert from Hawaii.
Describing herself as a moderate feminist, she
plans a career in the field of Asian studies after
graduate school. But to avoid being cloistered
forever behind the ivy walls of academia, Laurie

plus, and a spreading reputation as an equal op-
portunity employer that private business fails to
match, are just some of the factors that have
created this trend according to Lt. Colonel Rich-
ard Parker, chairman of the army officer edu-
c r tion.

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