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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 103

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 30, 1976

10 Cents

Eight Pages

For shame
The state chapter of the American Civil Liber-
ties Union (ACLU) has filed suit against Wayne
State University, charging the school with sex
discrimination in paying retirement benefits to
former employes. The class action law suit, filed
earlier this week in U. S. District Court, alleges
WSU has consistently given women smaller month-
ly benefits than men - even though employes
pay an equal amount into the retirement fund re-
gardless of gender. Growing out of charges raised
by the National Organization for Women, the suit
asks that the school increase benefits for female
employes to a level equal to that for men and that
back pay, with interest, be given those women who
have already retired.
Onthe rise
Minority student enrollment in the state's ele-
mentary and secondary schools has steadily in-
creased during the past six years, according to a
survey released yesterday by the University's Pro-
gram for Educational Opportunity. The purpose of
the federally funded study was to provide an "ac-
curate data base for further reducing racial iso-
lation." Less encouraging, however, was the indi-
cation that minority staff in the schools still does
not approach the percentage of minority students.
This was particularly apparent in rural and small
town areas, and could impede development of a
"culturally diverse curriculum," 'the study notes.
"Big foot" caught?
Detroit police yesterday announced the capture
of a man suspected of being "Bigfoot" - who may
have been responsible for as many as seven mur-
ders and numerous rapes in the Cass Corridor strip
in Motown. Arrested was Carl Mayweather, a
burly 6-foot-7, 240-pound man who matches the de-
scription of the killer, Police said they entered
Mayweather's home yesterday and found more
than 600 pieces of women's underwear, several
weapons, and a quantity of jewelry and trinkets.
Victims who survived attacks described their as-
sailant as a tall, heavy man with huge feet. Police
then nicknamed the suspect "Bigfoot."
Happenings ...
.. . begin with a noon luncheon at Guild House
featuring State Rep. Perry Bullard speaking on
"Secret Police in Michigan" . . . A demonstration
sponsored by the Tenants Union will be held out-
side the Sunrise Management offices, 512 Pack-
ard, at 3 pm. . . . The Campus Crusade for Christ
presents a multi-media show entitled "If I Should
Die" at 7 and 8:30 p.m. in the League Ballroom
... Marxist Forum will discuss "World Women in
Struggle: A Report of the World Congress of Wo-
men" at 7:30 p.m. in East Quad's Greene Lounge
... The Ann Arbor Libertarian League meets at
8 p.m. in the 3rd fl. library of the League to dis-
cuss "Big Brother vs. Feminism" . . . Cindy
Nemser, editor of The Feminist Art Journal, will
speak at 8 p.m. in the Residential College Aud. on
"12 Women Artists and Their Work." . . . there
will be a mountain dance workshop in Barbour
Gym from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Surprise, surprise
The Postal Service announced yesterday that
it has encountered little difficulty in getting Amer-
icans to pay the extra three cents postage required
on letters since Dec. 31. "Most of the shot-paid
letters were inadvertent, we feel," a department
spokesperson said. Since the Postal Service started
returning postage due mail to the sender the num-
ber of short-paid items has dropped by some 15
per cent. It seems, however, the department for-
got to mention the biggest reason people com-
plied with the rate hike - the Postal Service is a
monopoly. The only alternative is a flock of hom-

ing pigeons.
Under fire
A Mercer County, N. J. veterinarian faces mal-
practice charges for the death of a kitten. The
New Jersey Consumer Affairs Division said
Wednesday that it charged the doctor with mal-
practice in a complaint filed jointly with the state
Board of Veterinary Medical Exeminers. It seems
the doctor refused to treat a kitten because the
owner - a little girl - had no money. If found
guilty of malpractice, the veterinarian co Id lose
his license to practice and could be fined $500.
On the inside ...
. ..Editorial Page features a Pacific News Ser-
vice story on Western Europe's fight against nu-
clear reactors . . . Jeff Selbst reviews the Uni-
versity Showcase production of Loot on the Arts
Page . . . Sports Page his John Niemever pre-
viewing this weekend's hockey series with North
Dakota . . .






By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - The House of
Representatives last night handed
President Ford a major victory by
preventing the House Intelligence
Committee from disclosing secrets
without the President's approval.
Rejecting pleas from Committee
Chairman Otis Pike (D-N.Y.) the
House voted 245-124 to give Ford
the final say on whether to release
the committee's report containing
details of U.S. intelligence opera-
AFTER THE vote, Pike accused Ford
and his advisers of perpetuating "a
cover-up in which I think the Congress
is regretfully participating."
But supporters of the secrecy proposal,
fed by the intelligence panel's ranking

Republican member, Rep. Robert Mc-
Clory of Illinois, said public disclosure
would violate an agreement with the
"What agency do you think will pro-
vide us information if it thinks we cannot
be trusted?" McClory said in floor de-
bate before the vote. "And that's the
issue before us today: whether we in
the House can be trusted."
PIKE SAID he personally will now
vote simply to drop the entire House in-
telligence investigation and issue no re-
port at all, although he said he does not
kiow what the full committee might
dezide to do.
"I personally have no desire what-
ever to participate in the writing of a
report on the CIA that is censored by
the CIA," Pike said.
But copies of the committe's draft

report have been distributed to federal
agencies for comment and Rep. Bella
Abzug (D-N.Y.) immediately announced
she has demanded public release of the
report under the Freedom of Informa-
tion Act.
CONSERVATIVE Democrats joined
Republicans in voting to bar release of
the report, which the CIA and the White
House have argued would damage U.S.
security and would violate an agreement
on confidentiality.
Many members said they were con-
cerned about the inclusion of classified
information, which the White House had
wanted deleted, in the final document.
Rep. John Young (D-Tex.), who led
the fight on behalf of the President, told
Zis colleagues, "The House of Repre-
sentatives is deciding today whether or
not the report containing the classified

information goes out under the official
signature of the House-this is much
more serious than to have it publicized
by the media."
THE SIZE of the vote in favor was
surprisingly large and apparently re-
flected the feelings of conservative as
well as liberal members over leaks of
the report to the news media.
The White House and the CIA have
attacked the r e p o r t itself as biased
against the CIA and have also criticized
leaks to the press.
MEANWHILE, the Senate Intelligence
Committee, which has been conducting
a parralel inquiry of abuses by U.S. in-
telligence agencies, yesterday formally
introduced legislation to create a per-
manent Senate committee with the power
to overrule any proposed secret opera-
tions by the CIA.



finangcial aid for

WASHINGTON ( P' - Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger yesterday told a Senate subcommittee
that the Ford Administration is "seriously con-
sidering overt financial aid for Angola."
He outlined an intensified hard-line anti-So-
viet foreign policy, saying the United States
must be prepared to react against any massive
Russian involvement.
HE TOLD a Senate subcommittee studying An-
gola that "I am not saying we will police every
area in the world . . . but wherever the Soviet
Union moves hostilely, we must commit our-
"I believe we must discorae the view that
the Soviet Union can move anywhere it wants
without serious risk," Kissinger said.
Meanwhile, in Moscow, the official Soviet news-
paper Izvestia said the Russian government
wants an Angola settlement based on a coali-
tion government "of all the patriotic forces" in
the country. It did not say which groups it
considered patriotic.
THE ARTICLE was seen in Moscow as more
conciliatory than previous declarations on An-
In Washington, the State Department refused
comment on the report one official noted that
the same dispatch accused the two anti-Soviet
groups in Angola of "national treachery."
Kissinger appeared before a Senate foreign
relations subcommittee considering U. S. policy
in Angola.
IN HIS statement, he repeated criticism of
Congress for cutting off all aid to anti-Soviet
groups in the southwestern section of Africa.
Kissinger's call for a freer hand in the conduct
of foreign policy met objections, particularly
from subcommittee Chairman Dick Clark, (D-
Iowa), and Sens. George McGovern, (D-S.D.),
Joseph Biden, (D-Del.), and Clifford Case, (R-
They all said congressional opposition to giving
the administration more flexibility in the conduct
of foregn policy was rooted in such excesses as
KISSINGER said the question of an Angolan
government and the issue of a Soviet presence

there is now secondary to the over-all issue of
world stability.
MEANWHILE, in Lusaka, Western - backed
UNITA officials who were in radio contact with
their leaders in Angola reported there was calm
along UNITA's 600-mile defense line across the
country north of the Benguela railroad.
The last major fighting was reported Sunday
at Novo Redondo, a key coastal town on the road
to Lobito, the UNITA-held Atlantic port at the
end of the railway. UNITA and the pro-Soviet
MPLA have issued conflicting claims as to which
side controls the town.
Jobless rate jin
county rose to
11%C last month
The Michigan Employment Security Commis-
sion (MESC) announced yesterday that the un-
employment rate in Washtenaw County rose to
11 per cent in December.
This marks a .8 per cent increase in the county
jobless rate over the 10.2 per cent November
figure. The rise represents an increase from
12,900 unemployed persons to 14,100 out of work.
"THE WAY the trend was going, this was
somewhat of a surprise," said an MESC spokes-
person. "Unemployment has been inching down
slightly for the last few months."
The increase in the December unemployment
rate is apparently due primarily to the large
number of people who flood the job market
around Christmas in search of spending money.
"There was no increase in unemployment
among local businesses," explained MESC an-
alyst Carol Fletcher.
A decrease in state government jobs accounted
for much of the trend, according to Fletcher.
See JOBLESS, Page 3

AP Photo
A soldier in the Soviet-backed MPLA wears a Russian style steel helmet while on duty in Santa
Comba Angola. Reports describe the Soviet-backed factions as confident of victory and the West-
ern-backed forces as desperately short of supplies.


Pot reform faces, fight

The state House of Represen-
tatives is preparing for a battle
next week over a bill which
would reduce Michigan's mari-
juana penalties.
The controversial legislation
is expected to pass in some
form, but according to its spon-
sors the extent of penalties re-
mains a major question.
The bill, debated by the
House last week, would make
the possession, use or distribu-
tion of less than 100 grams
(3.5 ounces) of marijuana pun-

ishable by a $100 fine and pro-
bation. Possession of more than
100 grams would be punishable
by an additional 90-day jail
THE BILL also provides for
a traffic ticket type citation
and no criminal record for a
conviction involving less than
100 grams.
Currently, possession and dis-
tribution of marijuana is pun-
ishable by one year in jail and
a $1,000 fine.
According to the bill's spon-
sor, William Bryant (R-Grosse

Pointe), the bill has only a 50-50
chance of passing with only
minor revision. However, he is
confident the House will approve
the bill in some form.
TWO CHANGES are being dis-
cussed by several legislators.
One revision would lower the
limit for possession and use
from 100 grams to 30 grams
(about one ounce).
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
Arbor) admits thatthis revision
will probably be approved by
the House, though he plans to
See HOUSE, Page 3

PIRGIM defends
present fee system
PIRGIM insisted yesterday that its membership fee system
is legal and said the proposed alternative collection methods
could spell the end of the group's existence.
PIRGIM Legal Director Edward Petrini contended a Uni-
versity attorney's warning that the organization's fee collection
system may be illegal is based upon incorrect assumptions, ignores
relevant court decisions and misinterprets the nature of the
group's work.
SPEAKING at a news conference in PIRGIM's Michigan
Union office, Petrini also disclosed that students could have had
their $1.50 PIRGIM assessment killed at any time last term, not
just d'ring the controversial one-week period specified in mailings
and advertisements.
University General Counsel Roderick Daane, who wrote an
opinion on PIRGIM earlier this month at the request of the Board
of Regents, stood by his position yesterday and charged the
groun with "straw man" tactics.

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