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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 2

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 5, 1975

Free Issue

Twenty-Four Pages


Card carriers
If you happened to be stopped by someone hand-
ing out white cards today, don't regard it as a
leaflet. The Daily is handing out subscription cards,
and if you fill out one on the spot you can save
yourself a walk or a phone call. Subscribe to The
Daily - and keep in touch.
Grow your own "jaws." Sign up now for a week-
end course on growing carnivorous plants. The new
course will be offered at the Botanical Gardens
on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. The cost for the two all-
day sessions is $21. Contact the University Exten-
sion Service, 412 Maynard, to register.
Look on the bright side
According to the current issue of Time magazine,
tuition at the University is comparatively cheap.
So if you ignore the ache in your pocket and look
at some of the other colleges, you might not feel
so bad. Bennington College has the dubious honor
of being the most expensive private undergraduate
institution in the country with combined tuition
and room and board fees rising to the staggering
height of $6,280 this year. At the bottom of the
list, according to Time, are the top-ranking public
universities; the University of California costs
$2,174, and the University, as we are all sadly
aware, charges $2,398 this year for in-state
Happenings .. .
. . .today are relatively scarce, which is sur-
prising considering it's the first day of school (a
happening in itself.) But there will be a gathering
of Duplicate bridge players in the Union at 7:30
tonight. Bring your own partner.
False security
Phineas T. Buggerhound slid by security guards
in federal buildings for nearly three years before
his cover as a poodle was blown. "It was a case
of a wag dogging our security systems," comment-
ed an Environmental Protection Agency spokes-
person of the false identification card used by Dr.
John Prager. Prager carried an ID card with the
photograph of a silver poodle instead of his own.
The dog tag was issued when the National Marine
Water Quality Laboratory in West Kingston, Rhode
Island, where Prager works, became part of the
EPA. Prager also maintains that he used the card
to get into such federal buildings as the Depart-
ment of the Interior, the Justice Department, and
the Agriculture Department. He did have his own
card in case he was caught, but he noted that the
one issued to Phineas was also an official card.
The reason? "You have to have a sense of humor
to work for the government," he stated.
Wiggun' all around
The latest fad dances around here are the
"bump" and the "hustle", but other places are a
little more behind the times. In Moscow, for ex-
ample, the biggest craze is the "shake" and the
"monkey." Despite the clucking of their anxious
elders, Soviet teen-agers are packing into the rel-
atively few clubs, cafes and open air park danc-
ing areas to wiggle and writhe to the sound of
pop music. "First you must jump on one foot, then
on the other," wrote N. Cheripanova, a scandal-
ized Soviet reporter. "Lower your shoulders and
shake with the head and hips." "It's elementary,"
she was told by a young dancer. However, the dis-

approving reporter did concede that "Nothing can
compete with this 'prehistoric technology' on the
dance floor."
On the inside .. .
.The Editorial Page offers a Joan Little ret-
rospective, and the Sports page starts out the year
with a piece on football ticket sales by Ed Lange.
Our second section contains many interesting fea-
ture stories.
. . . On the outside
Wh a J , r-il ,hp ore i;tng hantoavs

Cause of breath arrests confirmed

An FBI agent told The Daily yesterday that for the first time
during their probe of the mysterious rise in respiratory arrests at
Veterans Hospital, they have received positive test results that a
paralyzing drug was responsible in at least two attacks.
"We got the first conclusive report today that Pavulon was
found in two urine samples," the agent said. He added that it was
found "in a substantial amount.'
THE University Hospital Pharmacy Services conducted the
urine analysis.
Pavulon, a powerful neuro-muscular relaxing agent, is believed
to be the cause of over 50 cases of respiratory and cardiac ar-
rests, resulting in some ten deaths since July 1.
When asked about the possibility of a killer at the hospital, the
FBI source said: "Well, let me put it this way - the hospital
normally has about seven or eight respiratory attacks a month .. .
they've had 56." He said that the agency has narrowed its list
of suspects "down to several hundred."

Drug found in two VA Hospital victims

A PATHOLOGIST at the hospital, Dr. Theodore Beals, com-
mented that "if it isn't natural then it's deliberate - and it's an
unusual set of natural circumstances."
"It is very unlikely that Pavulon was administered acciden-
tally," Beals said.
He then explained that anyone who knew that Pavulon is a
muscle relaxant could be responsible for the attacks.
HOSPITAL officials first became alarmed August 15 after three
persons suffered attacks in a 20-minute period that afternoon. The
FBI was called in the next day to investigate any "criminal in-
tent" involved.
Records concerning all respiratory and cardiac arrests were
checked and an alarming discovery was made - over 50 arrests
had occurred since July 1, three times the expected number for a
similar time period.

The only common denominators found amongst the patients
suffering respiratory failures was that they received intravenous
medication at one point during their stay at the hospital.
FURTHERMORE, many of the victims were in the intensive
care unit and all of the attacks occurred during the 3:30 p.m.-
midnight shift.
After an in-house investigation by the hospital failed to turn
up anything, the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C.
dispatched a team of investigators August 19. The team was sent
to advise the FBI on medical matters and review hospital pro-
Within hours after arriving from Washington, Dr. Laurence
See FBI, Page 8
st accord
I as Soviets.

OKs voter
re istration
A volunteer door-to-door vot-
er registration measure, intro-
duced to City Council by Demo-
cratic Mayor Albert Wheeler,
was approved Tuesday by a 6-5
By the same margin, coun-
cil passed a resolution to bring
the door-to-door plan before the
voters in April, for an advisory
vote. A vote of no confidence at
that time would not automatic-
ally overturn the plan, but' is in-
tended to gauge its support
among the voters.
OBSERVERS feel that door-
to-door will probably cost the
Republicans votes, since stu-
dents, who have a higher turn-
over rate than other city resi-
dents, are less likely to be reg-
istered under current proce-
dures. Students are believed to
cast more votes for liberal or
radical Democrats or Human
Rights Party (HRP) candidates
than for Republicans.
CouncilwomanKathy Koza-
chenko (HRP-Second Ward)
joined council Democrats in vot-
ing for the ordinance, giving
them the edge over the GOP.
The Republicans succeeded in
passing the advisory vote reso-
lution with a vote by Democrat
Ellizabeth Keogh (First Ward).
Republicans argued at the
meeting Tuesday that the sound
defeat last April of a city char-
ter amendment providing for
door-to-door registration showed
that the voters oppose such a
BUT Wheeler held that the
amendment vote indicated a re-
jection of the specific measure,
and not of door-to-door regis-
tration in general.
Commented Councilman Ron-
ald Trowbridge, "The assump-
See DOOR, Page 9


boycott cere

Small-town fun
The Saline Community Fair boasts no freak shows, fast-
talking midway hawkers, or death defying roller coasters.
In fact, the high-powered hoopla one usually associates with
a fair was nowhere to be seen.
The annual event, which is celebrating its 40th birthday
this week, exudes a congenial, family atmosphere in which
no one is out to make a fast buck.
NATURALLY, there were livestock shows, ferris wheels,
pinball machines, and handicraft booths, but the fair seemed
much more a community gathering than a slick extra-
See SALINE, Page 9

By OF) and Reuter
GENEVA, Switzerland -
Israel and Egypt signed the
U.S.-sponsored Sinai pact
yesterday in a brief, muted
ceremony boycotted by the
Soviet Union and oversha-
dowed by a slashing attack
on the Kremlin by Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat in
The signing, over in less
than ten minutes, was un-
smiling and businesslike.
The two delegations did not
shake hands and their ta-
bles were arranged in, a V-
configuration so they would
not have to face, each other
MEANWHILE, in Washington,
Secretary of State Henry Kis-
singer opened his campaign for
congressional approval of the
agreement and pledged full dis-
closure of all American com-
The signing ceremony, at
U.N. European headquarters in
the marbled Palai des Nations,
completed the successful peace
shuttle by Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger.
But the Soviet Union demon-
strated its disapproval of the
pact, proclaimed by both signa-
tories as a "significant step"
toward lasting peace, by its re-
fusal to assign an observer. The
U.S. reacted by also deciding
against attendance.

BUT HIS televised address to
the Arab Socialist Union,
Egypt's sole political party, was
marked by his attack on Mos-
Almost shouting at times, he
declared that the attitude adopt-
ed by the Kremlin amounted to
a "flagrant incitement and an
attempt to divide the Arab na-
In Washington, during two
and and a half hours of close
questioning by the Senate For-
eign Relations, Committee, Kis-
singer appeared to ease some
misgivings over the settlement,
especially the plan to station up
to 200 American observers in
the Sinai Desert.
THIS PLAN, together with an

aid package of more than $3
billion for Israel and Egypt and
fears that the U.S. might be
bound by secret agreements,
emerged as the three major
areas of concern among mem-
bers of Congress.
- But when asked by reporters
if there were any secret agree-
ments, Kissinger said, "The
American people will know ev-
erything we are committed."
He said that on Monday top
officials of the State Depart-
ment would review with the
committee all documents on
the Middle East agreement. The
committee would then decide
how to handle them.

SENATORS indicated
See ISRAEL, Page 9


Ford predicts quick
OK of Mideast pact

... , .

Fleming greets frosh

University President Robben
Fleming's annual pep talks to
freshpersons have pulled few-
er and fewer students every
year, so this fall brought a
change in the format of his ad-
Instead of speaking to a 95
per cent empty Hill Auditorium,
Fleming is touring several
dorms for small, informal ques-
tion-and-answer chats with the
new undergrads, and last night
he made his first such appear-
ance, at Bursley Hall.
SOME 50 Bursley residents
listened to Fleming speak on a
number of topics, including
dormespace, tuition rates and
budget cuts.
The students were warmed up
with a song-and-dance routine
by the Friars, part of the Mich-
igan Men's Glee Club. Stepping
into the comfortable atmosphere
left by the group, Fleming told
the freshpersons: "You've been
oriented, reoriented and disor-
iented. Now I'm here to show

of last spring's panic after a
surprise announcement of a lot-
tery for dorm space, Fleming
said, "We will see to it that
there is plenty of warning" if
another lottery is necessary
next year.
He declined to pin the blame
for residence hall overcrowding
upon the Housing Office, adding,
"if things go bad, we look bad.
If we made a good guess (on

dorm reapplications), it looks
as if we ran an efficient organ-
Fleming offered both good -
and potentially bad-news when
asked about the effect of cur-
rent fiscal problems on tuition
rates. "There will be no tuition
hike this semester," the Presi-
dent said, but he left open the
possibility of a fee increase in
the spring.

BUT A STATE Department
spokesperson said, "We don't
make a big thing out of it.
Whether we were there physic-
ally has no bearing at all."
Showing a degree of bitterness
never before displayed toward
the Soviet Union - until recent-
ly Egypt's chief supporter in the
struggle aaginst Israel - Pres-
ident Sadat accused Moscow of
trying to drive a wedge into the
Arab world.
He was also unusually strong
in his condemnation of Syria
and Palestinian groups who re-
fused to recognize the existence,
of Israel and who rejected any
idea of a peaceful settlement of
the Middle East conflict.

SEATTLE 0P) - President
Ford said yesterday that the
Middle East agreement between
Israel and Egypt had provided
the atmosphere to keep the mo-
mentum for peace going and he
predicted congressional approv-
al for the pact.
Speaking at a Republican
fund raising luncheon, Ford said
that he found "near unanimity"
in support among some 20
House and Senate leaders from
both parties at a White House
meeting earlier in the day.
FORD added he believed a
concurrent resolution to be put
before the House and Senate ap-
proving the assignment of U.S.
civilian technicians at early
warning posts in the Middle
East "would be approved."
The President received a
mixed welcome in Seattle, the
first stop of a two-day swing to
the West Coast. He made four
speeches in Seattle and two in
Portland, Ore., and will be in
California today.
His greeting included the gift
of a 40-pound salmon and a
noisy protest from a group crit-
ical of federal policies toward
native Americans.

AT, THE airport, some 100
persons held a demonstration
protesting federal Indian poli-
cies and chanting "FBI off In-
dian lands."
They also held aloft placards
that said "Stop the war on In-
dian peoples."
And also there were refer-
ences to the Middle East agree-
ment saying, "No American
sons in the Middle East."
IN HIS remarks on the Mid-
dIe East, Ford said the station-
ing of American civilian tech-
nicians at warning stations with-
in a U.N. buffer zone in the
Sinai was "a wholly different
situation" from the early inter-
vention of U.S. military and
technical personnel in Vietnam
where "there was a war going
Ford said that without the
agreement "the probability of
another war - the fifth in some
27 years - would be very hot."
Because Ford was making so
many frankly political appear-
ances, the Republican National
Committee picked up the tab
for his whole two-day swing into
Seattle, Portland and Sacra-


The scene resembled an old-fashioned sit-in.
People were sprawled all over the lawns sur-
rounding the Old A&D Building, dressed in any-
thing from cut-offs to business suits, guzzling
wine and licking fudgesicles. Only a big sign in
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ple I talked to said they'd been there since 7,"
he added.
"They don't know what they're doing," grum-
bled Griewski. "First of all, they put everyone
in the same line. Then the people up at North
Campus decide they don't feel like turning on
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