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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 65

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 18, 1975

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

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Patriotic plates
The state of Michigan is providing us with yet
another vehicle to demonstrate our patriotic fervor
on the nation's 200th birthday. Red, white and blue
license plates for cars and motorcycles went on
sale yesterday with officials predicting sales of
about 6.5 million. Sales of the colorful plates
began earlier for commercial vehicles and trailers.
The tags, designed by an artist for the secretary
of state's historical division, are the first tri-color
licenses to be offered.
State News dispute
Editors of the Michigan State News and the
newspaper's general manager Gerald Coy yester-
day took the first step in resolving their funding
dispute, according to the News' managing editor
Steve Orr. "We got him to discuss things more
seriously today than in past meetings," stated
Orr. "The nature of the dispute," he added, "is
we're claiming we're not making enough money."
He indicated that the news staff budget is 15 to
20 per cent less than it was last fall. Asked if the
paper's quality has suffered, Orr replied, "It
hasn't hampered us a whole lot, but it might in
the future, if people are forced to quit." He con-
jectured that the disputing parties would come to
a resolution "within a week or 10 days."
Kidnapping arraignment
The two Ann Arbor men charged with the
kidnapping of a GM executive's son were arraigned
in Detroit yesterday. Darryl Wilson, 22, and Clin-
ton Williams, 19, were arrested Friday in con-
nection with last week's abduction of 13-year-old
Timothy Stempel, son of the director of engineering
for GM's Chevrolet division. For his son's release,
Robert Stempel paid a $150,000 ransom Wednesday.
Timothy was released several hours later outside
a Wayne County hospital. The serial numbers of
the ransom money were recorded by police, leading
to the arrests of Wilson and Williams.
Happenings .. .
include a bit of everything today. Today is
the first day to vote in the SGC/UHC elections at
one of the several polling places around campus
. . . Rbert Bly will be reading poetry in the
Pendleton Room at 4:10 p.m. . . . MSU prof.
Georg Borgstrom will be speaking on "World
Feeding Facts and Fallacies" at 7 p.m. in the first
floor auditorium in the School of Public Health
. . . there will be an introductory lecture into the
Christian Science Religion at 7:30 p.m. in the
Lawyer's Club Lounge . . . Native American Tom
Storer will be speaking on American Indian cul-
ture at 7:30 p.m. in East Quad's Greene Lounge
. . . and there will be a jewelry and metalwork
workshop today at the Ann Arbor Art Association,
call 994-8004 for details . . . the Spartacus Youth
League is sponsoring a forum on "Portugal: A
Revolution in Danger" at 7:30 in rm. 124, East
Quad .
the moon tonight.
Rub out
The citizens of Freemont, Calif., are determined
not to take the invasion of massage parlors lying
down-and their fight is building into a statewide
movement. Rollin Cunningham, a Freemont real
estate agent and spokesman for Citizens Against
Massage Parlors (CAMP), said he has been getting
queries from all over California on how to rub out
massage parlors. Although most people have been
content to merely picket these businesses of ill
repute, at least three angry wives have taken the
matter into their own hands. After several CAMP
members wrote down license numbers of cars
parked outside the studios, these women rousted
masseuses and patrons at several parlors in search
of their errant husbands. CAMP is now planning to
lobby for legislation to return control of massage
parlors to city hall rather than state government.
Pride, but no prejudice
Why should an unmarried mother be any less
proud of her newly-born child than a married

mother? That's the feeling many single women
across the country are expressing with their de-
cision to announce the arrivals of their bundles of
joy in their hometown newspaper. And what's
more, the women are unabashedly referring to
themselves as "Miss" or "Ms" in the birth an-
nouncement. The newspaper in Peoria, Ill.-that
bastion of Middle Americanism-has received three
such "out of wedlock" birth announcements in the
past year. The Lewiston, Idaho Morning Tribune
has also noticed an increasing number of single
mothers publicizing the arrival of their newborns.
On the inside . ..
... Nancy Coons reviews "Carmina Burana" on
the Arts Page . . . the Editorial Page is high-
lighted by Letters to the Editor concerning this
week's SGC election . . . and a historical look at
the Michigan-OSU rivalry by Scott Lewis appears
on the Sports Page.

C! -
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) yesterday released figures show-
ing a decrease in the city crime rate for
1974-a development likely to boost po-
lice department morale and enhance the
force's reputation.
The FBI's report shows a 3.8 per cent
overall increase in crime for last year,
giving Ann Arbor the lowest increase in
the state and one of the lowest nation-
wide. The figures come as part of the
FBI's massive report of 1974 crime which
shows an 18 per cent increase in crime
throughout the country.
IN FIVE of Michigan's 11 metropolitan
areas crime rose at rates of over 21
per cent.

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The agency reported an increase in
homicides of 7.3 per cent over 1973 and
a rape rate of 50.2 rapes per 100,000 peo-
ple, giving Ann Arbor the highest rape
rate in the state and the eighth highest
in the nation.
Police officials attributed part of the
increase in rapes to what they say is
actually an increase in the number of
reported rapes. They said the work of
women's groups in publicizing methods
of rape prevention and advocating re-
porting of rapes has assisted the depart-
ment and brought the actual number of
rapes down.
THE FBI REPORTED a decrease in
the burglary rate from 1973 with 2,366
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burglaries reported in the city for the
year-an average of 45.5 per week.
The rate of automobile thefts rose most
dramatically-14.4 per cent over the 1973
figures-while vandalism increased 4.4
per cent.
The rate of armed robberies increased
only 2.6 per cent, but police anticipate a
considerable increase for this year due
to the recent rash of bank robberies
which has frustrated detectives for sev-
eral months.
LOCAL BANKS have reported 17 rob-.
beries this year, with five in October
alone. In an attempt to combat the
trend, a group of Ann Arbor and Ypsi-
lanti banks this month inaugurated a

citizen action reward program in co
operation with city, state, and federal
police officials,
In exchange for information leading
to the arrest of a suspect, the banks
will pay up to $1,000 in rewards. The
amount of the reward will depend upon
the value of the tip. The identity of any
informants will be kept secret, as will
the amounts of rewards.
Police are searching for one individua
in particular in connection with the rob
beries-a dark-haired male who has ap
peared in pictures taken by detector
cameras during several robberies. He

City crime increase:
I " Overall: 3.8%
t * Homicide: 7.3%
Armed Robberies: 2.6%

has appeared with varying hair length
and in several different modes of head-
wear. He usually appears in sunglasses.





City Council last night de-
feated a resolution that would
have expanded the Ann Arbor
Airport and opted instead to
study proposed improvements
of the existing facilities.
Councilman Jamie Kenwor-
thy (D-Fourth Ward) introduced
the proposal to maintain the
status quo by repaving existing
runways. Opponents of the reso-
lution hold that new runways
are necessary for safety.
Henry (R-Third Ward), said,
"It is absolutely clear that
from a safety standpoint, the
runway ought to be re-orient-
Henry's main objection to the
way the airport is presently set
up is that landing aircraft must
come in low over the populous
south-eastern section of the
According to Roger Bertoia
(D-Third Ward), who sponsor-
ed the proposal to construct
new runways under current
conditions "you reach the criti-
See CITY, Page 8

18% bike
b"'y FBI
-Criminals struck 19 times
every minute to claim 20,-
000 lives and $2.6 billion in
loot as crime in the United
States rose 18 per cent
last year, the FBI reported
Murderers killed enough
people to populate a fair-
sized town, and robbers
and thieves hauled off loot
valued at more than the
Justice Department's an-
nual budget and more than
twice what it costs to oper-
ate the city of Chicago for
a year.

WHILE THE crime rate con-
tinued to climb in all parts of
the country, police showed no
improvement in their ability to
solve crimes with arrests. About
one in five crimes reported to
AP Photo police in 1974 were solved with
an arrest, about the same per-
formance recorded for the past
five years.
male cub The FBI's annual report call-
See U.S., Page 7

Drink it all u
A two day old polar bear enjoys the good taste of milk in an incubator at the Lincoln Park Zoo nursery in Chicago. The fe
weighed a hefty 26 ounces at birth.'

Nurses testify on

sin iste
Federal officials revealed
yesterday that two nurses
have appeared before a fed-
eral grand jury investigat-
ing the sinister series of
patient deaths at the Vet-
erans Hospital here last
Richard Delonis, chief of
the criminal division in the
U. S. Attorney's office in
Detroit, said that two wom-
en appeared before the jury


last week and that one
would make a second ap-
THE TWO, identified as Fili-
pina Narcisco of Ypsilanti and
Leonie Perez of Ann Arbor, are
both registered nurses and
worker in the hospital's inten-
sive care unit during July and
August - the period when over
50 respiratory and cardiac ar-
rests and ten deaths occurred.
Authorities believe that six of
the deaths were the rsult of

someone, or perhaps a group of
people, poisoning the patients
with Pavulon, a powerful nero-
muscular relaxant.
The grand jury began prob-
ing the attacks and deaths last
BUT NARCISCO told other
nurses that the FBI was trying
to pressure her into confessing
that she committed the mur-
ders. Hospital sources confirm-
ed that she was the subject of
intense questioning by the FBI
during the first two months of
their investigation and Delonis
said that she would return be-
fore the grand jury.
Federal officials also said that
they are seeking to complete
sets of fingerprints of the two
wome nand a photograph of
Perez in her uniform. They
would not elaborate, however.
An attorney representing Nar-
cisco said that he didn't think
that the FBI had singled her
out as a suspect.
"IF THE U. S. Attorney's of-
fice had enough evidence," the
lawyer was reported to have
said, "they would have charg-
ed somebody long ago. We un-
derstand that a number of peo-
ple will be called as witnesses."
Federal officials said that no
indictments are expected in the

High court upholds
cross-district busing
WASHINGTON (P) - The Supreme Court indicated yesterday
it will allow some busing of pupils between black inner-city
schools and predominantly white suburbs.
The court upheld without comment a ruling of a three-judge
federal court which cleared the way for interdistrict busing in
the Wilmington, Del., area.
IT WAS THE court's first ruling on the issue since July 1974
when it severelv restricted the circumstances in which school dis-
trict lines may be crossed.
William Taylor, a law rofessor at Catholic University here,
who argued the case on behalf of Wilmington blacks, said the de-
cision means the issue is "open and alive."

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