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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 60
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 11, 1975
Lost on the lake
The Coast Guard launched a search late last
night for a 729-foot Great Lakes ship carrying 30-
35 persons that was reported missing on windswept
Lake Superior. A Coast Guard spokesperson said
the Edmund Fitzgerald was last seen at 7:10 p.m.
by a trailing vessel. Attempts to raise the ship by
radio have failed, and the trailing vessel lost radar
contact, the spokesperson said. Three Coast Guard
ships were steaming toward the ship's last reported
position west of Sault Ste. Marie. Winds were re-
ported in excess of 60 miles an hour and waves
reached 18 feet.
The brighter side?
According to black feminist lawyer Florynce
Kennedy, the defeat of the state constitutional
amendments banning sex discrimination in New
York and New Jersey isn't all bad. "Now women
won't sit back and rest," said Kennedy at a speech
at the University's Dearborn campus. "We've
learned a lot about the political process, but we
still have a lot to learn." Kennedy predicted event-
ual success for the ERA, but also sharply criticized
the media for their treatment of the amendment.
"The media practically ignored the existence of the
referenda until that morning when they called the
defeats in New York and New Jersey major set-
Was to have been
Nobody knew it, but Carol King was supposed
to play in Hill Aud. tonight and last night-the
last two performances out of six, Sue Young
of the University Activities Center (UAC) ex-
plained yesterday. UAC and Carol King had signed
contracts, but the show wasn't announced because
UAC doesn't announce them until things are set.
And at the last minute Carol King backed out.
... are still anti-intelligence oriented today. At
noon there will be a rally on the Diag to pro-
test the CIA. Scheduled workshops are also planned
The Peace Corps and VISTA will be recruiting
on campus in the Career Planning and Placement
office from 9-5 ... There will be a poetry read-
ing in the Pendleton Room in the Union. Herbert
Scott from Western Michigan University will read
at 4:10 p.m. ... Charlie Bright will speak on "Them
and Us: Social Distance in Criminal Images,"
as part of the R.C. Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in
Green Lounge in East Quad ... A new NAACP
chapter will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at
Trotter Huse ... Visiting Professor Harvey Gould,
a Physicist from Clarke University, will speak
on Science in Israel at 9 p.m. in East Quad's
Green Lounge as part of the R.C. Lecture Series.
Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) and Bob Dy-
lan competed at the University of Vermont cam-
pus this weekend. Humphrey appeared at one end
of the campus, drawing 350 party faithfuls for a
$25 dollar-a-head speech. Dylan, and his sidekick
Joan Baez drew 5,500 in the school's gym at $8.50
a head. A bit of computation and Dylan wins-
at $46,750, while Humphrey trails with a meas-
Druggist Harry Neff sells leeches, and has been
selling them since 1923. "We sell what the public
wants," says Neff. The 'public' consists mainly
of elderly people of southern European nationali-
ties, explained Neff. They use the leeches to cure
a variety of ailments, including draining excess
blood from inflamed and rhuematic joints. One
customer applied them to a black eye to reduce
the swelling. "The leech is put on the area of
pain, preferably on soft tissue. When the leech
has had its full, it crawls away and the thing
for you to do is dispose of it. Unfortunately,
Neff has no blood-sucking parasites now, because
the only two leech supplying firms in the coun-
try went out of business. But he's foundanother
one in London, and is expecting a shipment any
day now. Ah, the wonders of modern medicine.
Ounce of prevention.. .
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has devised
strategy for avoiding the fate of Defense Secre-
tary James Schlesinger, who was purged by Presi-
dent Ford the Sunday before last. Asked at a
news conference yesterday whether he expected
to last out President Ford's term, Kissinger re-
plied, "Well, I don't answer my telephones on
On the inside .. .
David Blomquist previews the upcoming Uni-
versity Theatre Showcase, Machiavelli's Mandra-
gola on the Arts Page ... Cathy Reutter writes
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (Reuter)-A Superior Court Judge
yesterday ruled that 21-year-old Karen Quinlan does not have a
right to die and shall be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.
Judge Robert Muir, in a history-making decision, denied a
suit brought by the stricken young woman's parents asking for
the removal of a mechanical respirator that has sustained their
adopted daughter's life through almost seven months in a deep
and irreversible coma.
"KAREN QUINLAN is by legal and medical definition alive,"
Muir said in his 44-page decision. "This court will not authorize
that life to be taken fromher."
Muir agreed with the five parties which contested the Quinlan's
suit that to remove the machine that supports her breathing
"would be homicide."
He said the court's duty was to protect those in her condition
and that to grant her parents' suit "would be to permit Karen
Quinlan to die."
interests," the Judge wrote.
The Judge's decision was distributed to the press after he
had consulted in his chambers with the Quinlans and the other
parties to the suit.
Muir said he sympathized with the parents but said his
decision was based on judicial conscience. If he ruled according
to his own conscience, he said, "the compassion, empathy, sym-
pathy I feel for Mr. and Ms. Quinlan would play a very significant
part in the decision." But this was not the case.
HE ALSO SAID that it should be a medical decision whether or
not Karen should be removed from the respirator. He noted that
the young woman's attending physician testified during the five-
day trial of the case last month that he would refuse to remove
the respirator even if ordered to do so by the court.
"The nature, extent and duration of care by societal standards
is the responsibility of the physician. The morality and conscience
of our society places this responsibility in the hands of the
physician," Muir said.
See COURT, Page 2
"THIS IS NOT protection.
It is not something in her best
City GOP to
The Ann Arbor Republican party decided last weekend to
appeal a recent Circuit Court decision upholding the constitutional-
ity of preferential voting (PV) in an all out attempt to strike the
system from the city charter.
The appeal, which will be filed in the next few days, will be
coupled with a petition drive to place the issue on next April's
ballot. About 4,000 signatures are needed to place it before the
voters, and the city GOP claim they Dave already collected 4,800.
THE UNIQUE and confusing method of electing the city's
mayor was passed into law one year ago to prevent a candidate
receiving less than 50 per cent of the votes cast from becoming
mayor. Under the system, voters got three choices for major -
but because no candidate received a clear majority, the candidate
finishing last was eliminated and
her second choice votes redis-
oterstributed among the other two
candidates. It was this redistri-
bution of votes that enabled
Democrat Albert Wheeler to
squeeze past the incumbent Re-
publican James Stephenson by
But it was not until after the
m illiage Stephenson's defeat - five
months after PV was enacted -
that the GOP decided to take the
By JEFF RISTINE issue to court.
City voters yesterday approv- Thek asserted that the method
ed a crucial two mill property was unconstitutional because it
tax increase and relieved an violated the 'one-person, one-
anxious school board from the vote' decision by the Supreme
need to slice nearly $5 million Court, gave different weight to
from its budgets during the voters for different candidates
next three years. and allowed certain votes to be
With all but absentee ballots counted more than once.
tabulated, school officials said But in his ruling of last Wed-
last night the measure was ap- nesday, visiting Circuit Court
proved 8,357 votes to 6,298. The Judge James Fleming refuted
vote was the first millage in- each of the charges leveled by
crease proposal approved in the Republicans.
more than six years, with the "The form of majority prefer-
most recent defeat only five ential voting employed in the
months ago. City of Ann Arbor's election of
BOARD Trustee Clarence its Mayor," Fleming noted,
Dukes attributed yesterday's "does not violate the one-man,
results to an awareness on the one-vote mandate nor does it de-
part of the public that the prive anyone of equal protection
school board and its president under the Michigan and United
See CITY, Page 10 States Constitutions."
-The Soviet Union has re-
jected U.S. proposals on a
new nuclear weapons agree-
ment, and t hi e Stratic
A r m s Limitation J'l k s
(SALT)-thb touchstone of
U.S.-Soviet detente-are in
stagnation, Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger said
Kissinger told the nfws
conference that the United
States insists that the So-
viet Union come up with a
reasoned response to the
AP Photo latest U.S. ideas for com-
pleting the agreement out-
ir in Sun- lined by President Ford'and
rts. There Soviet Communist P a r t y
Leader Leonid Brezhnev at
Vladivostok a year ago.
OTHERWISE, he w a r n e d,
there would be no new U.S. pro-
posals, no new SALT agreement
and no summit meeting between
Ford and Brezhnev.
Kremlin that the United States
il members was as firm as ever in its de-
adequately termination to resist any Soviet
t operating attempt at expansionism.
accept the In his first news conference
under the since Ford dismissed his rival,
h by the Defense Secretary James Sch-
lesinger, regarded as a, hard-
liner toward the Soviet Union,
ally slated Kissinger said:
sents a re-
0 from the "IF THE Soviet Union threat-
pproved by ens the national interests of the
to $833 a United States or the national
to cover interests of its allies, the United
ncy's Youth States will resist.
n g to the "The United States will not
ge 10 See KISSINGER, Page 2
Spectators are scattered every which way - including into the air - as a racing ca
day's Argentina Grand Prix runs off the road. The driver was unhurt, according to repot
was no immediate information an any injuries suffered by spectators.
Council allocates funi
By ANN MARIE LIPINSKI
and RICK SOBLE
The first slice of Ann Arbor's
$2.4 million in federal revenue
sharing money was finally allo-
cated by City Council last night
following nearly two years of
Council targeted $44,130 of the
total Community Development
Revenue Sharing (CDRS) purse
to six city human service agen-
cies presently in dire financial
DEMOCRATIC Mayor Albert
Wheeler also announced that he
will offer council a "complete
for allocation of the
CDRS funds next
But some of the recipient
agencies have already express-
ed dissatisfaction w i t h the
amounts approved by councl.
H o w e v e r Wheeler's proposal
next week could recommend
that these agencies receive more
Peace Neighborhood Center, a
city a g e n c y earmarked for
$6,679 in last night's allocation,
claimed in a Nov. 6 letter to
the Mayor and counc
t h a t it "cannot
serve, or even mee
expenses if forced to
conditions set fort
THE MONEY fin
for the agency repre
duction of over $3,00
$10,000 originally ap
council. It amounts
month; just enough
the salary of the ager
Director, a c c o r d i
See CITY, Pai
UN condemns Zionism over
American, Israeli objections
By AP and Reuter
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. - The U.N. General
Assembly overrode bitter opposition from the
United States and Israel last night to approve an
Arab-inspired resolution that labels Zionism "a
form of racism and racial discrimination."
The vote was 72-35 with 32 abstentions.
U.S. AMBASSADOR Daniel Moynihan, who cast
America's "No" vote, told the 143-nation as-
sembly, "A great evil has been loosed upon the
world. The abomination of anti-Semitism has been
given the appearance of international sanction."
Tearing up a copy of the document before the
vote was taken Israeli Ambassador Chaim Herzog
States, Israel, the nine members of the European
Common Market, Australia and Canada.
SUPPORTERS of the resolution equating Zion-
ism with racism said it was anti-Zionist but not
anti-Semitic. They argued that Zionism - the
movement for a Jewish national homeland in
Palestine - is exclusive and thus racist.
Moynihan, in one of the angriest speeches ever
made by the U.S. envoy to the world body, said
the assembly "granted symbolic amnesty, and
more, to the murderers of the six million Euro-
pean Jews" during World War.
He added that the United States "does not ack-
By GORDON ATCHESON
Stick a spiral notebook under
David Weir's arm and a Bic
pen in his pocket and he could
be the guy sitting three rows
back in just about any college
But he graduated from the
University seven years ago -
having spent his time since then
hacking around from here to Af-