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Latest Deadline in the State
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 74 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 3, 1975 10 Cents Eic
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Name that tune
When President Ford arrived in Peking Mon-
day the Chinese band at the airport struck up
a rousing rendition of the Michigan State fight
song. Of course, Gentleman Jerry is a Wolverine
through and through. But University Prof. Allen
Whiting, a leading China expert, figures there
was method in the madness. "They're putting
a little humor on the frosty reception," Whit-
ing said yesterday. "What they're saying is that
we're giving away the game to the Russians."
Wonder if Ford got the message or assumed it
was merely an off-key version of Hail to the
Chief ... er, Victors ... Spartans?
Exam time
Associate Dean of the Literary College (LSA)
Charles Morris yesterday sent out a memo to all
the school's faculty members informing them that
final exams for the Winter Term must be held
as specified in the time schedule. It seems that
during the Fall Term many students have been
complaining about time conflicts involving exams
rescheduled by professors who want to start their
vacations early. May we offer a humble sugges-
tion? Forget about finals altogether.
Where is fair?
Attorneys for the two Ann Arbor men accused
of kidnaping the teenage son of an Oakland County
General Motors executive have asked that their
clients' trial be held out-state because of the pub-
licity surrounding the case. Last month the two
- Darryl Wilson and Clinton Williams - supposed-
ly abducted Timothy Stempel and held him for
two days until a $150,000 ransom was paid by
the boy's father. Ironically, the area news media
withheld stories about the crime until Tim had
been safely released.
Happenings...
begin with a meeting of The Stilyagi Air
Corps, Ann Arbor's sci-fi club, in rm. 4203 of the
Union ... the Ann Arbor Tenants Union meets at
5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the 4th floor of the
Union ... Overeaters Anonymous holds an open
meeting at 7 p.m. in rm. 3205 of the Union ...
a debate entitled "How Can Peace Be Achieved
in the Middle East" is scheduled for 8 p.m. in
the Union Ballroom. But it's not definite that the
debate will go on. Check leaflets on campus to-
day before you make plans to go ... Ars Musica
presents a concert at 8 p.m. in the Pendleton
Arts Center of the Union.
Records opened
The FBI has agreed to open its files on con-
victed atomic bomb spies Julius and Ethel Rosen-
berg and will not charge the Rosenbergs' sons for
the information. Under the Freedom of Informa-
tion Act, the agency could have charged Robert
and Michael Meeropol nearly $30,000 for the 30,000
pages of material they requested on their parents,
who were executed in 1953 after a trial many
people now consider a sham. The Meeropols,
who use their adoptive parents' name, hope the
material will clear the Rosenbergs.
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Sleep tight
The Food and Drug Administration says that
Sominex 2, a version of the popular sleeping
aid, is a "significant health hazard" as it is
presently being marketed. The product doesn't
carry sufficient warnings about who should and
should not use the product, which contains more
powerful drugs than the standard Sominex. At
least two children have died from taking diphenhy-
dramine - which is present in Sominex 2. The
stuff is being recalled by the company.
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Lights out
If Carbondale, a small town in northern Penn-
sylvania, doesn't come up with $24,000 in the
next seven weeks, the lights will literally go out.
The city has an overdue electric bill, and the
Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. had threat-

ened to turn off the juice for the street lights
and all city buildings unless Carbondale coughs
up the bucks. In addition, the town owes Bell
Telephone over $4,000 and Pennsylvania Gas and
Water more than $11,000. In total, the city has
over $130,000 in out-standing debts - some up
to two years old. The city has already increased
property and income taxes to the legal limit but
still can't make ends meet. Maybe the federal
government will bail Carbondale out, if it is nick-
named "the little apple."
On the inside...
... the Editorial Page features a Pacific News
Service story on the move to re-examine the death
of black militant George Jackson who died in Sole-
dad Prison ... Kurt larju reviews the new Joni
Mitchell album on the Arts Page ... and the Sports
Page looks at the Wolverines' basketball opener
last night against Vanderbuilt.
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Mao
License
plates
hype HIP
The Ann Arbor Secretary of
State's office seems to have in-
advertantly given a little free
publicity to the waning Human
Rights Party (HRP).
The Stadium Blvd. office of
the State Secretary's office has
been issuing license plates with
the letters HRP preceeding the
plates' numbers, and will con-
tinue to do so until the supply,
totaling 1,000, is depleted.
"IT WASN'T intentional," said
a clerk at the Stadium office,
denying any affiliation with the
HRP. "The plates are simply
issued in a sequence. Today
it's the Human Rights Party,
tomorrow it's Harry S Tru-
man."
According to the clerk, "most
of the people are tickled" upon
receiving personalized political
plates.
"There was a 70-year-old lady
in here last Wednesday, who
was just delighted," the clerk
explained. "'That's the party I
belong to!' she said."
"BUT A LOT of the people
just don't realize that the plates
suggest any political affilia-
tion," she continued. "There
was a man in here today who
asked if it stood foi Health,
Resources and Planning."
The coincidence doesn't ap-
pear to have ruffled any feath-
ers on the other side of the
political fence.
"It's kind of similar to the
situation in Belleville where F
they were issuing plates with b
the letters KKK," said Washte-
naw County Democratic Party V
chairwoman Suzanne Freund. l
Isr ael
By AP and Reuter
TEL AVIV-Israeli jets pounded I
tinian targets in Lebanon yesterda
what was seen as a show of strengtl
lowing the Palestine Liberation Org
tion's (PLO) political victory in the Li
Nations.
The PLO command called the raids
biggest in the history of Israeli as
against Palestinians in Lebanon," an
dered "immediate reprisals."
LEBANESE police reported 75 dead
130 wounded. The guerrillas listed 59 1
and 140 wounded.
A PLO communique said nearly hal

urges

easing

of

detenite

Discussion termed frank

By AP and Reuter
PEKING-China's Chair-
man Mao Tse-tung yester-
day appeared to have per-
sonally urged President
Ford to moderate U.S. de-
tente with the Soviet Union,
observers said.
Accompanied by their top
aides, the two leaders met
for an hour and 50 minutes
today but neither side re-
vealed contents of the talks.
USING UNUSUAL wording for
an account of a meeting with
Mao, the New China News
Agency (NCNA) reported "earn-
est and significant discussions
. . . on wide-ranging issues in a
friendly atmosphere."
Experienced China watchers
here said this pointed at an
attemot by the frail, 81-year-
old Chairman to dissuade the
President from pursuing detente
with Moscow, Peking's bitter
ideological foe.
Also, Ford conferred for more
than two hours with Vice-Pre-
mier Teng I4siao-Ping.
BEFORE THAT discussion
yesterday in Peking's Great
Hall of the People, White House
spokesman Ron Nessen said
President Ford would put force-
f"llv the American point of view,
which favors easing the tension
between Washington and Mos-
cow.
"They are not going to make
us change our minds," he told
renorters.
There was no immediate offi,
cial word on the content of the
discussions, but i n f o r m e d
sources had said the two sides
would examine world affairs re-
gion-by-region.
See FORD, Page 8

Mao Tse-tung Ford

Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
Ilubba Hubbard

Freshman Michigan center Phil Hubbard, reputedly one of the
est basketball recruits since Campy Russel, turns away
anderbilt guard Dicky Keffer during the game at Crisler
ast night. See story, page 7.

Ryan to filseat on
state High Court;
GOPnow in control
LANSING (UPI)-Gov. William Milliken yesterday appointed
Wayne County Circuit Judge James Ryan to the state Supreme
Court, putting Republicans in the majority for the first time in
seven years.
Ryan, 43, a former president of the anti-abortion Michigan
Right to Life group, is Milliken's third appointee to the high
court bench in two years.
HE REPLACES John Swainson, a Democrat and former gov-
ernor who resigned Nov. 7 following his conviction on charges of
perjury.
"The Supreme Court will be strengthened and the public will
be well served through the appointment of this distinguished trial
judge," Milliken said in making the announcement.
The appointment gives Republicans a 4-2 majority on the court
with the seventh member, Justice Charles Levin, an avowed
independent.
THE GOP hopes to maintain the edge until 1981 when legis-
lative reapportionment is likely to come before the court once
again.
However, Ryan and another recent Milliken appointee, Repub-
lican Lawrence Lindemer, both must win election in their own
right a year from now.
If he wins the election, Ryan will then serve out the re-
mainder of Swainson's term, which expires Dec. 31, 1978.
RYAN, A ROMAN Catholic whose Irish name is seen as a
political plus has served on the Wayne County Circuit Court
bench since 1966 and before that was a justice of the peace in
Redford Township.
Prior to becoming a judge, he was a trial attorney in civil
and criminal cases before courts throughout the metropolitan
area. He is a 1956 graduate of the University of Detroit Law
School.
His affiliation with Michigan Right to Life puts him at odds
with Milliken philosophically, but the governor told a news con-
See RYAN, Page 2

jets

hit Lebanon

victims were women and children and
that more bodies were buried under rubble
in the camps in northern and southern
Lebanon.
Both the Israeli and guerrilla commands
said the Palestinians retaliated by rocket-
ing several Israeli settlements.
THE ISRAELIS said rockets fell in four
border settlements, slightly injuring two
men. A PLO communique reported that
commandos fired rockets "at military in-
stallations in several Israeli settlements,
scoring direct hits and inflicting heavy
damage and casualties."
Israeli air raids in May 1974 had been

the heaviest against Palestinian bases.
They killed 48 persons and wounded 180 in
the Nabatiya refugee camp several days
after guerrillas killed 25 Israelis and
wounded 74 in an attack on the town of
Maalot.
Although the Israeli command gave no
reason for Tuesday's raids, they folLowed
an upsurge in guerrilla attacks on Israeli
border settlements. The raids were re-
garded here as a warning to the Palestin-
ians not to be encouraged by U.N. develop-
ments into staging further attacks on
Israel.d
See ISRAEL, Page 8

LSA BUDGET PINCH

Cuts hurt

Chem. dept.

By MARGARET YAO
The Chemistry department -
looking ahead to its share of
this week's anticipated $1.6 mil-
lion slash in state appropriations
to the University-feels "really
strapped," according to literary
college (LSA) Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs Charles
Morris.
Acting LSA Dean Billy Frye
has asked all the school's de-
partments to absorb a one half
per cent budget cut this year
and expects the college to sus-
tain a four per cent slash for
the fiscal year 1976-1977.

Chemistry department Chair-
man Thomas Dunn grimly as-
serted that the department is
already "bulging at the seams"
due to slim funds.
ALTHOUGH he said it will not
be decided until today exactly
what changes would be made
to accommodate the one-half per
cent cut, Dunn predicted that
"it's going to mean that certain
courses aren't taught."
A hiring freeze intended to
cut costs w a s implemented
throughout the University about
a month ago, and Frye has sug-
gested five ways for LSA de-
partments to adapt to the freeze.

They are to:
-offer fewer course;
-increase class size, especial-
ly in lectures of only 50-100
"when transferring information
is the primary goal of the
course;"
-increase the workload . on
faculty members;
-maintain the influx of out-
side revenues, mainly grants, to
members of the faculty;
-reduce enrollment in 'pre-
medical sciences, where there
has been "almost disastrous in-
flation."
DUNN TERMED "impossible"
Frye's recommendation to in-
crease class size. He explained
that limited facilities -- particu-
larly in laboratoriesk- are the
main stumbling blocks.
And Chemistry Prof. Adon
Gordus said that "it is doubtful"
that Frye's proposal to reduce
pre-med enrollment will go into
effect.
In the English department,
the fund cut has not been as
damaging. Department Chair-
man Jay Robinson said, "We've
been able to deal with that one
(the one half per cent cut)
YI j+_ " ;- 1

House passes New
York rescue plan
WASHINGTON 01) - The House yesterday approved by a
10-vote margin President Ford's $2.3-billion rescue plan for
New York City and sent the measure to expected quick pass-
age in the Senate despite a certain filibuster.
The House voted 213 to 203 to approve the bill as con-
servative Renublicans and Democrats teamed un to try and

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