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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 61

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 12, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages




/iM SEE N 5 PPE LA j
Anchors away
The U. S. Navy announced yesterday that it will
launch a public relations blitz in the Upper Penin-
sula this week on behalf of the Seafarer Project
which has drawn widespread opposition. The pro-
ject - an underground communications grid - was
rejected by Iron Mountain voters in a referendum
last week. The Navy hopes the media campaign
may change those folks' minds - apparently in
the time worn give-'em-what-they-don't-want tra-
Happenings .. .
. . . begin with a meeting of post-masters stu-
dents in special education at 4 p.m. in rm. 228 of
the Education School ... University Housing Coun-
cil will meet at 6 p.m. in Jordon Lounge of Mosher
Jordon Hall . . . Overeaters Anonymous meets at
7 p.m. in rm. 3205 of the Union . . . "Music in
Film" a recital by the School of Music's Depart-
ment of Composition will be presented at 8 p.m.
at Recital Hall in the Music School . . . The Uni-
versity Campus Orchestra holds its first concert
of the season at 8 p.m. in Hill Aud. . . . Kathleen
Kinkade, author of A Walden-Two Experiment, will
speak at 8 p.m. in the Rackham Lecture Hall ..
The Institute of Public Policy Studies presents Pat
Crecine on "A Cook's Tour of the Federal Budget-
ary Process" in Rackham's 4th fl. assembly hall
at 8 p.m. . . . the Ann Arbor Libertarian League
will show two films defending the free market sys-
tem at 8:30 p.m. in the Union.
Some lucky Charleston, West Virginia, citizen
will get a chance to blow up a 1,000 ton bridge. The
town's newspaper, the Daily Mail, is offering read-
ers a chance to push the detonator setting off 80
charges which will cause the obsolete 700-foot Kan-
awaha Bridge to tumble into the river below. Al-
though the newspaper has asked contestants to ex-
plain why they want to blow up the bridge, the
answers won't be used to decide the winner, who
will be picked at random by the mayor. "We just
want to know," the newspaper said in making the
Better than Raid
Another 2.5 million sterile fruit flies were moving
across the western part of Los Angeles, looking for
mates. The sterile flies are part of a plan to wipe
out the pesty Mediterranean flies in the area. The
sterile little beasts will mate with them - produc-
ing sterile eggs and thereby eliminating the Medi-
terranean variety in four to six months. "We are
pleased with the way things are going," said one
expert involved with the project. Earlier four mil-
lion sterile flies died when they were mistakenly
placed in a trailer containing insecticide fumes
{before their scheduled release.
N.H. miffed
New Hampshire residents were quite upset yes-
terday after President Ford's press secretary cri-
ticized the skiing conditions in the tourist-oriented
state. "It could be a big ouch for Ford next
spring," said one source in the state's ski industry,
which is really big business up there. New Hamp-
shire holds the first presidential primary in the
nation and Ford may face a tough challenge there
from conservative ex-movie star Republican Ron-
ald Reagan. Press Secretary Ron Nessen said last
weekend that New Hampshire often has icy and
uncertain skiing conditions compared to Vail, Colo-
rado, where the president usually does his thing.
One deputy press secretary tried to soften the blow
by saying the remark didn't reflect Ford's own
feelings. Guess every vote counts.
Strange note
A repentant Nazi S.S. officer who fled to South
America at the end of World War II has left every-
thing in his will to Israeli charity organizations, ac-

cording to a Jewish Newspaper in Dusseldorf, West
Germany. The newspaper said that former Cap-
tain Werner Sellman, who died recently in Buenos
Aires, explained that he wanted to atone for "the
suffering that I and people like me caused the
Jews in the years from 1933 to 1945." But it was
still uncertain whether the charities would accept
Sellmann's "very considerable" bequest. The exact
amount involved and the charities named in the
will were not mentioned in the newspaper account.
On, the inside .. .
Editorial Page features Beverly Harris's story
on women's sports..t. Arts Page is highlighted by
Stephen Hersh's review of Jimmy Cliff's concert
. . . And Rich Lerner talks about ticket scalping
and the Michigan-OSU game ...
On the. Ouits ide .


The majority of Americans are generally satisfied with their
lives, according to the results of an extensive quality of life survey
released yesterday by the University's Institute for Social Re-
search (ISR).
ISR Director Angus Campbell outlined the survey's outcome
to a gathering of science writers at the Marriott Inn.
DESPITE the general contentment, when psychological indi-
cators are taken into consideration, Campbell said, differences
arise as to how people of different races, regions and community
sizes vew their lives.
Those surveyed were questioned about their satisfactions, feel-
ings, expressions of resentment and stress factors.
Campbell said the study's use of these procedures reveals
something different than the reliance on social, economic, and
abjective indicators in other surveys.
THE INSTITUTE'S random sampling of over 2000 Americans
began in 1971 throughout the 48 continental states and shows that
people in the southern tier of the nation and in rural regions are
more apt to be satisfied with their lives as a whole than people
outside the south and in more urbanized areas.
"The rural areas, as philosophers have told us for centuries

IRS releases
are the most satisfying, pleasant and least stressful places to live,"
said Campbell.
He explained that, in part, city dwellers have higher aspira-
tions and are subject to more newspapers, television and other
stimulating media. As a result, they fail to meet their expectations
while rural folk are "notias knowledgable" and are more likely
to be satisfied with their lives.
THE SAME rationale, according to Campbell, holds true when
discussing why, as the survey found, southern blacks are more
happy with their lives than blacks outside the south.
Northern blacks, for example, are more susceptible to mili-
tant propaganda whereas blacks in the more rural south escape
the "fervent of influence" and are, consequently, less aware.
Campbell said "there is a balancing effect between income
and satisfaction." He said that poorly incomed people are less
satisfied with their lives, but being generally less educated, enter-
tain lower aspirations than people of higher income.


HOWEVER, Black people with high incomes, he said, are
apt to be more dissatisfied than white people of the same income
because "you can't take away the discriminatory aspects."
For the most part, Campbell said, "people come to feel their
lives are satisfying, even those whose circumstances are terrible.
They set standards through their own experiences and live with
their lives in a way that is satisfying for them."
CAMPBELL said there might be differences in satisfaction
with standard of living if the survey was taken in these economi-
cally troubled times rather than in 1971.
He said a similar survey will be conducted next year.
The study, supported by a grant from the Russel-Sage Founda-
tion, was supervised by Campbell, ISR program director Philip
Converse and senior study director Willard Rodgers. The survey
was based on material reported in the trio's book, Quality of
American Life, which is due for release next month.






Ford, Senate



By Reuter and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Ford and the U. S. Senate yester-
day led an angry negative reaction by western governments to the
United Nations resolution on Monday condemning Zionism as a
form of racism.
Ford deplored the resolution, and the Senate quickly passed a
resolution urging a review of future American participation in the
SENATE REPUBLICAN leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania
said the United States could no longer tolerate attempts at the
United Nations "to destroy other nations."
The House did not immediately take up the matter, but anger
may surface there when it begins its review of proposed American
contributions for U. N. agencies in the next few weeks.

on energy
President Ford said last night
that "a shortage of determina-
tion in the Congress" has left
U. S. energy independence ef-
forts at a standstill, and de-
manded responsible legislation
now, not after the 1976 elections.
Congress is at work on a ma-
jor energy bill, with Democratic
leaders hoping to send it to the
White House before current oil
price controls expire Saturday.
BUT FORD has said he might
veto the measure if he finds it
would increase demand for im-
ported oil.
The President talked .n more
general terms as he rebuked
Congress on the energy issue.
His speech was prepared for
a $100-a-plate GOP dinner, and
he also was appearing at a
$1,000-a-ticket reception, both for
the West Virginia Republican
FORD SAID that contrary to
"forecasts of fear," the nation's
See FORD, Page 2

The Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization, however, s a i d
through a spokesperson in Da-
mascus, Syria that the vote
showed "the wide support and
understanding by the interna-
tional community of the de-
mands of our people.
THE STATEMENT added that
American opposition to the re-
solution showed "the American
policy as being hostile to the
Arab nation and the Palestine
Jewish leaders bitterly de-
cried the vote as representing
anti-Semitism. The President of
the World Jewish Congress, Dr.
Naham Goldmann, said in Paris
the resolution "is one of the
worst and most immoral deci-
sions which, unfortunately, the
U. N. has indulged in in the last
few years."
The current President of the
General Assembly, Premier
Gaston Thorn of Luxembourg,
said the resolution would pro-
dice "evil consequences." In a
statement seen by some observ-
ers as unprecedented for an as-
sembly head, Thorn said extre-
mists had stupidly jeopardized
rannrochement and conciliation.
IN BONN, a spokesperson said
West Germany "deeply regret-
ted" the vote, and an official of
the governing Social Democratic
Party said it was "an insult to
all those who fought against the
dreadful aberration of anti-
Semitism" under the Nazis.
Swedish Premier Olof Palme,
speaking at the U. N. yesterday,
referred to "unfortunate and un-
See FORD, Page 8

Hl Hig seas
puli in
find no bodies
(UPI) - Coast Guard au-
thorities s a i d yesterday
they fear there were no sur-
vivors among 29 crewper-
sons who went down in icy
Lake Superior with the 729-
f o o t ore carrier Edmund
Fitzgerald during a raging
"The probabilities are low
that there are survivors"
one Coast Garda rd officer
OFFICIALS in S a u t Ste.
Marie said some wreckage was
washing ashore, including emp-
ty life jackets.
But they said no survivors
.and no bodies had been sighted.
Aircraft and ships neverthe-
less continued crisscrossing hun-
dreds of miles of the huge lake,
the world's second largest body
of fresh water, looking for any
crewpersons who may have sur-
vived when their ship sank
Monday night.
THE DISASTER shaped up as
the worst for Great Lakes ship-
ping in 17 years.
In Washington, U.S. Rep.
Philip Ruppe (R-Mich.) called
for an inquiry into the loss of
the ship once called the mon-
arch ofthe Great Lakes and, at
13,600 tons, the second largest
ship ever lost in Superior.
Coast Guard officials said
ships had spotted oil bubbles at
a point about 60 miles n o r t h-
west of Sault Ste. Marie, where
the "Fitz" was last sighted bat-
tling in 25-foot high waves and
80 miles an hour winds.
EARLIER, officials gave up
hope that the ship made it.
"She went down, I don't think
there's any doubt about that
now," said Coast Guard Capt.
Charles Radt.
The ship, a 17-year-old freigh-
See STORM, Page 8

Daily Photo b\ PAUL INE LUBENS
A RED SMOKE FLARE floats over the protestors at yesterday's anti-CIA rally while former
military intelligence employe Gary Thomas addresses the crowd. Nearly 500 people assembled
on the Diag for the demonstration which was organized by the Ann Arbor Teach-In committee
and the Fifth Estate.

500 protest

A noon rally drew over 500
persons to the Diag yesterday to
protest the CIA, National Se-
curity Agency (NSA), Senate
billl S-1 and police surveillence
of civilians.
Hailed by its organizers as
"the first visible sign of a new
student movement," the demon-
stration was designed to coin-
cide with the CIA's campus re-
cruitment scheduled to begin
yesterday. The CIA cancelled,
but the protest was held as plan-

ATTEMPTS by several per-
sistent hecklers to disrupt the
demonstration failed to fluster
the five speakers or antagonize
the largely receptive crowd dur-
ing the hour-long rally.
Opening the event, rally
spokeswoman Collen Chavin
said, "We've noticed that there
are men in suits tearing o u r
posters down."
She reported that applications
for the CIA have risen 200 per
cent over the last two months

and accused the agency of ex-
ploiting the naton's high unem-
ployment rate by taking advan-
tage of the jobless public.
"WE DON'T want to have
anything to do with them" she
said, drawing applause from the
Chavin was followed by Gary
Thomas, a former employe of
the U.S. military intelligence in
Germany and Vietnam, who
said of his previous work, "It
was the grosest exploitation of
people I've ever seen."
See LARGE, Page 8

Students begin attack against
U' residency requirements

Burns may support
federal aid to NYC

The University's residency requirements are
being challenged as illegal and unconstitutional
in a class action suit filed last Friday by seven

University didn't need the legislative approval of
their budget-to refute the allegations.
He also questioned the suit on technical grounds.
His strongest objection was to the nature of the

WASHINGTON (M)-Declaring
that "my concern has deepen-
ed," Chairman Arthur Burns of
the Federal Reserve Board said
yesterday he is closer than ever

Burns made' it clear to a
meeting of House Republicans
that his main worry is over the
possible impact of a New York
City default on the economy.


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