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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 80
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 10, 1975
U' budget $1.6 million
XlU SE W16 A CALL DoLY
Stars and stripes
Michigan motorists are seeing red, white and.
blue. The 1976 bicentennial, patriotic colored li-
cense plates are setting sales records just two
months after going on the market. With sales
220,000 ahead of comparable 1975 figures, Secre-
tary of State Richard Austin said the bicenten-
nials are by far the hottest selling license plates in
the state's history. The sales rush has provided
early infusion of more than $4 millionin highway
revenue for the state and "that's important in
view of our precarious fiscal condition," Austin
today's happenings are meeting-centered.
From noon to 1:30 the Commission for Women and
Medical Commission for Women meet in 2753 Fur-
stenberg Hall . .. Overeaters Anonymous meet at
7 p.m. in Rm. 3205 Union . . . at 8 p.m. Michi-
gan Women in Science meet in the W. Conference
Rm., Rackham . . . also at 8 p.m. the Wounded
Knee Support Group sponsors attorney Bruce El-
lison and a film called the "dispossessed" in MLB
Lecture Rm. 2 . . . and the Black Christian Na-
tionalist Church presents Rev. Albert Cleage in
Aud. D, Angell also at 8 p.m.
The government Santa Claus who last year an-
gered women when he put two mini-skirted volun-
teers to work collecting money for the poor has
learned his lesson. He's back at his post in the
halls of the Department of Health, Education and
Welfare accompanied by Ms. Claus, clad in a floor-
length ensemble. The Santa, Russell Roberts, said
he was instructed by a high-level official to "avoid
controversy at all costs" this year. That meant the
end of the two attractive young HEW employes
who helped him out last year. Roberts, for the
eighth straight year, is taking a 2 week vaca-
tion from his job as HEW's freedom of information
officer to collect donations of money, clothing and
food from fellow employes for the capital city's
poor. He's happy with the new Ms. Claus - it's
One male llama who grew up with a herd of
cows has fallen in love with a young Hereford calf
and the farmers disapprove of the mismatch. It's
easy to see how Mister the llama might become
confused. He ate grass and hay like a cow, slept
with the cows, and did almost everything the cows
did but moo. But since he began casting amorous
glances the way of the Hereford, the farmer
Zornes, who keep Mister on their farm, have de-
cided enough is enough. So they're looking for a
new miss for Mister or to find him a new home.
They'd rather gain a daughter-in-law than lose a
son. But it's not everyday that you find a llama
that you can bring home to meet the family.
Jerry the jet setter?
Poor Jerry Ford just isn't a sophisticated jet
setter. Last year when he went to Japan everyone
sneered that his pants were too short. And on a
trip to Europe he tripped and almost plunged
headlong down the steps of his airplane. On his
recent trip to Asia, Ford didn't make any grand
faux pas, but then he didn't charge his hosts with
charm either. One member of the President's trav-
eling party put it this way, "Only Jerry Ford could
make a trip to Peking, China seem like a trip to
If the telephone rings and the caller begins sing-
ing a passionate love song to you, don't hang up.
Hear it out, than call Dean Foster and Sheryl
Simms and order your own rebuttal. "It picks up
where the singing telegram left off," says Simms,
whose partner Foster, a singer-actor-songwriter
who's performed on the fringes of Broadway, cre-
ated the 10-month old New York business called
Music Box. "We take any message you want de-
livered to anyone, anywhere, and turn it into a
two-minute song that's guaranteed to get results,"
says Simms. "What's surprising," says Simms
of the $15 messages, "is that no one has sent one
to President Ford. I mean we're right here in New
York, and after what he's done to this city . .."
Ont the inside . .,
Rob Meachum tells all about security ar-
rangements at last weekend's Who concert in Pon-
tiac Stadium . . . on the Arts Page Andy Zerman
reviews Long Day's Journey into the Night - - -
and Sports Page previews tonight's basketball
game against South Carolina.
On the outside .,
By BILL TURQUE
Governor Milliken made his revised bud-
get reduction proposals to state legislators
yesterday asking, as expected, for a $1.6
million cut in the University's current op-
erating fund of $99.8 million.
The executivesorder, rejected last month
by lawmakers, is part of a proposed $123.7
million slash in state spending which is ex-
pected to be approved by appropriations
committees in both houses. Its passage
virtually assures indefinite extension of the
hiring freeze imposed by University admin-
istrators five weeks ago.
"I THINK it's probably unavoidable at
this point," said Richard Kennedy, vice
president for state relations.
The freeze was instituted in anticipation.
of the cut, to help close the $1.6 million bud-
The University's executive officers are
scheduled to meet on Dec. 15 to evaluate
the progress of the freeze, and to deter-
mine if further action will have to be re-
commended to the Board of Regents.
There is some question as to whether the
hiring freeze alone will be sufficient to
eliminate the deficit.
"In the normal course of a year a freeze
would accumulate that much," said Ken-
nedy. "Of course, there is a question of
whether this is a normal year."
IF THE freeze proves to be inadequate,
personnel layoffs, new program cutbacks,
and even another tuition increase remain
options open to University administrators.
"We're running out of steps short of
layoffs," said Kennedy. Asked if the Uni-
versity was approaching "up against the
wall" economic situation he replied "we're
up against it awfully tight."
Milliken's reduction proposals were based
on antestimated revenue shortfall for the
current fiscal year of about $280 million.
He refused to rule out the possibility of
further mid-year cutbacks.
"I'm sure he is leaving the door wide
open," said Kennedy.
"There is a continuing argument as to
what the shortfall is."
IF TAX revenues do not reach their esti-
mated levels, another spending cut might
be necessary. Kennedy called another cut
See STATE, Page 10
f actionS I
BEIRUT, Lebanon (M -
Army commandos fought
their way into two luxury
h o t e I s and advanced
toward a third yesterday in
the Lebanese government's
first major attempt to sep-
arate Christians and Mos-
lem militiamen battling for
control of this Arab capital.
Moslem forces during the
day and recaptured the
Wadi Al-Yahoud Jewish
quarter in the second day
of hand - to hand street
fighting that has left 230
"WE PUSHED them out com-
pletely and we now control the
entire area," a Phalangist
suokesman said. Several hun-
dred Jews had lived in the dis-
trict under Christian protec-
tion, but most fled to mountain
villages during the eight-month-
old civil war.
Lebanese soldiers, who had
not been committed to security
control earlier because of Mos-
lem fears that the army is pro- .
Christian, moved into the
s mouldering Phoenicia A MOSLEMGI
intercontinental Hotel as day- for cover yest
break and the Holiday Inn after Beirut.
They were unopposed by
Christian Phalangists inside the P r
hotels but came under racket
bombardment from encirclng
Moslems directed by Palestin-
ian guerrillas. The soldiers re-
turned fire with machine guns. of
army commandos were seen
moving toward the seaside St.
George Hotel occupied by Nas- A University
serite Moslems of the "Am- criticized the han
bushers" militia. lecture on the leg
An army spokesperson would "I didn't see
say only that the troops were Robert Burt told
eengaged in clashes with arm- "The doctors sh
ed elements." sle;isedt
One soldier was killed and selves; instead th
five were wounded at the Phoe-
nicia when a rocket-grenade hit "BECAUSE o
an armored personnel carrier. will be kept aliv
See LEBANON, Page 10 have sought judi
Too much to bear
Two Russian bears give a Washington construction worker a hairy hand in what may be the
latest effort to maintain a policy of detente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.
WHITE HOUSE PROPOSES PLAN:
Ouse may drop Kissinger
charge, compromise possible
WASHINGTON (R)-White House aides laid
out an expanded compromise offer to the House
intelligence committee in a new effort yesterday
to avoid contempt action against Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger. One member of the panel
said "everybody went away happy."
Chairman Otis Pike (D-N.Y.) had said he
would drop a House contempt action against
Kissinger if the committee delegation found the
expanded compromise offer satisfactory.
away happy. Every point that was raised was
accommodated in some way."
Pike said the committee probably would decide
today whether the new offer complies with its
subpoena for all State Department requests for
covert intelligence operations overseas since 1961
and whether the contempt action against Kissinger
should therefore be dropped.
THE NEW YORK Democrat said three com-
minttee members and two staffers were sent to
the White House yesterday to find out exactly
what the committee would get in response to its
subpoena for Kissinger to turn over all State
Department requests for U.S. covert operations
See KISSINGER, Page 10
UNMAN, carrying a small child to safety, runs
erday as heavy street fighting continued in
iinlan d ispute
By JIM FINKELSTEIN
professor specializing in medical law sharply
ndling of the Karen Quinlan case yesterday, in a
gal and ethnical problems of mercy killing.
any reason for it to go to court," law professor
- a crowd of about fifty students at Angell Hall.
ould have just turned off the respirator them-
hey passed the buck to the courts."
REP. LES ASPIN (D-Wis.), a
delegation, said he believed the
satisfied with the offer, although
member of the
he said it took
of that decision,"
ve for years and
cial validation of
"It looked fine," Aspin said. "Everybody went
By CURT SMITH
The Program for Education
and Social Change (PESC) cap-
tired six of nine vacant LSA
Executive Council seats last
night amid one of the sparsest.
voter turnouts in recent years.
Two UAC/Action candidates and
one independent took the three
i'_T_ Ti(i.nnen e fl the
prof Allen praises
Supreme Court choice
he added, "Karen Ann Quinlan
years. Her doctors should not
their act. In fact, those kinds
of decisions are made every day
by responsible physicians."
Burt was equally critical of
doctors who advocate the re-
moval of all criminal penalties
for euthanasia, as in the case of
extremely malformed babies.
"It is much better that such
decisions be handled on a case
by case basis," he said. "As
haphazard as this is, I think it's
better than trying to spin out a
blanket moral judgment on when
a person should or shouldn't die.
I think it's proper that each de-
cision be made with some risk
of justifying it in court."
ALSO A member of the psy-
chiatry department of the Med-
ical School, Burt has done ex-
tensive work on the subject of
By JAMES NICOLL
University Law Prof. Francis Allen
attended Northwestern Law School
with Supreme Court nominee John
Paul Stevens and later became well
acquainted with the judge when the
two clerked together on the Supreme
Lauding Stevens for his "very ex-
traordinarv high inteligence" Allen
the University law school, believes
Stevens is a "highly rational fellow
-the epitome of the man of reason,"
Because Stevens lacks a national
reputation, it is not well known what
his ideological leanings are. However,
it is certain that he is far more con-
servative than the man he was chosen
to replace - William 0. Douglas.
DOUGLAS resigned last month for