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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 104
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 31, 1976
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The state House committee on public health
Thursday approved a bill to ban the use of freon,
which scientists say may be destroying the earth's
ozone layer. The measure, sponsored by State Rep.
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor), was approved by an
8-3 margin and will be considered by the House
sometime next week. Bullard said action in the
state "would hopefully speed consideration by the
federal government" of a similar ban. Freon is a
propellant used in aerosol cans. The state Chamber
of Commerce has opposed the bill because "it has
no practical value."
.. .are few and far between . . . there will be
a mountain dance workshop in Barbour Gym at
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. with a party
this evening . . . Students for Don Riegle for U.S.
Senate will meet at 11 a.m. in the Union . . . the
Women's Conference is holding a meeting at 9 p.m.
A young soccer fan in Newcastle, England was
so frightened by the defeat of his favorite team
that he beat his fiancee to death and then killed
himself by driving his car into a stone wall at 80
miles per hour. Apparently Alan Dutch, a ship-
yard apprentice, was set off when his girlfriend
laughed after he told her his team lost 5-0 last
Wednesday. Police later described the man as
"moody" and a "football fanatic." Yoicks, obvi-
ously an example of British understatement.
Packing it in
The California Assembly has approved and sent
to the state Senate a measure outlawing silicone
injections to enlarge women's breasts. If approved
the bill would subject persons prescribing or ad-
ministering such injections to a penalty of up to
a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. One legislator
questioned the bill, asking "a woman should have
control of her body with the exception of her
breasts?" Proponents of the measure countered
that the ban was not a question of women's rights
but of medical safety. The industry should prove
that silicone injections are medically safe, the
bill's backers argue.
Italy's court of final appeal has ruled the movie
"Last Tango in Paris" obscene, banned it from
public showing, and ordered the destruction of all
copies of the film in the country. The Court of
Cassation's ruling Thursday upheld a lower court's
sentence of $40 fine and two months jail apiece
for director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Alberto
Grimaldi and stars Marion Brando and Maria
Schneider. The jail sentences were suspended.
The verdict ended over a year of litigation. The
Italian prosecutors now have a better batting
average than Brooks Patterson.
For a change
Lawyers in the Missouri Senate aren't up on
their Latin, but they don't like to admit it. During
debate on a bill Wednesday, one legislator asked
the sponsoraof the legislation what the Latin phrase
"nihil dicit" meant in the proposed law. But the
honorable Sen. Paul Bradshaw deferred to his
colleague Clifford Jones because he "went to an
eastern school." Jones rose and with a straight
face said "It came from the second oration of
Cicero . . . It means if you don't know what
you're talking about, sit down and shut up." And
they all did.
The fear of terrorist infiltration at the govern-
ment's Nevada Test Site has prompted federal
officials to beef up security precautions at the
nuclear testinggrounds, including the additiontof
tanks. The new security measures will mean the
replacement of at least 10 handicapped guards that
work at the site, 6 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
The guards, long-time employes there, appealed
their terminations Monday to the U. S. Depart-
ment of Labor, charging that federal programs
assuring equal rights for the handicapped have
been violated. A spokesperson for the Energy Re-
search and Develorment Administration didn't
have much to say about the firings, only that the
physical requirements for the guards were being
On h einside ...
The Editorial Page features an analysis of
the Angola situation by the Young Workers Libera-
tion League . . . Andrew Zerman reviews "Love
Spirit" on the Arts Page . . . Kathy Henneghan
previews today's basketball game against Iowa
on the Sports Page.
terror story of
v beings, UFOs
By DANA BAUMANN
"The creatures was over five feet tall and seemed to glide
from the craft. They didn't have no neck - the head rested right
on the shoulders. Their bodies were covered with gray, wrinkled
skin, kinda like an elephant."
Sound like a scene from a low-budget science fiction movie?
According to Charles Hickson, on October 11, 1973 three creatures
fitting that description landed a spacecraft near a destred ship-
yard where he and Calvin Parker were fishing and abducted them.
HICKSON AND PARKER told the story of their UFC encoun-
ter last night to a skeptical audience of about 40 persons at the
MLB. Chick Mendez, an associate professor at Oakland Com-
munity College and director of the UFO Study Center, presented
a slide show and provided background on UFOs to support the
Hickson, a "country boy"
from Pascagoula, Mississippi,
claims that he and Parker were fishing when he heard a zipping
noise. Turning around, he saw a blue pulsating light on a 30-to 40-
foot craft hovering several feet above ground.
"Suddenly, some type of door-thing appeared in the forward
end and the creatures appeared. The sight almost scared me to
death . . . Two of them came over and lifted me up - I had no
sensation or feeling. Alls I could move was my eyes" said Hickson
in his deep Mississippi drawl.
HICKSON SAID the beings had features resembling noses,
slit-like mouths, long ears and horizontal wrinkles where earth-
ling eyes are normally located.
"They took me aboard the craft where I was suspended in the
middle of a room without any kind of chairs or tables. Then some-
See MEN, Page 8
1mt on campaign
By AP and Reuter
Across - the - board limits
i m p o s e d .on cam-
paign spending to prevent
Watergate - type abuses
were ruled unconstitution-
al yesterday by the Su-
preme Court in a decision
affecting the Presidential
and Congressional elections
But the court also ruled
that a presidential candi-
date who accepts pub-
lic campaign money -
provided for in the 1974
Federal Election Campaign
Act - must abide by a
BY A VOTE of 7 to 1, the
court held that spending limits
for candidates or for individ-
uals or groups supporting can-
didates violate the Constitu-
tion's guarantee of freedom of
In effect the court opened the
way for limitless indirect con-
tributions to candidates, saying
that if individuals or groups
snend money to promote a can-
didate it does not have to be
considered a contribution and
therefore isn't limited by law.
Although it struck down the
spending limits, the court up-
held the act's limitations on
the amount that contributors
may give directly to candidates.
THIS DOUBLE - EDGED
action - taking the brakes off
spending but declaring legal
the tightening up on fund-rais-
ing - will unquestionably alter
the tactics of major and minor
party candidates in the nine
months remaining before the
1976 Presidential and Congres-
The legislation limiting cam-
paign spending grew out of the
atmosphere created by former
President Nixon's $60 million
1972 re-election campaign and
the "dirty tricks" it paid for-
including the Watergate break-
in at Democratic National head-
quarters in Washington .
The court ruling yesterday
upheld a provision of the cam-
paign act that enables a candi-
date to collect up to $20 mil-
lion from public funds to match
what he has been able to raise
from individual contributors.
THE COMPLEX decision also
upheld the act's requirement
that candidates must file for
public inspection the names of
every person who contributes
$100 or more.
Democratic and Republican
party headquarters had no im-
mediate comment on the effect
of the court's decision. But ob-
servers said it would appear to
benefit any candidate with a
large personal fortune and
those such as Governor George
Wallace of Alabama whose main
source of campaign income de-
rives from huge private mailing
The expenditure limits struck
down yesterday would have al-
lowed a candidate seeking his
See CAMPAIGN, Page 2
Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
PROTESTORS HOIST picket signs at yesterday's rent strike demonstration in front of Sun-
rise Management headquarters. About 40 protestors withstood the cold weather to protest alleg-
edly inadequate maintenance and security measTres.
13 die in Chicago
nursing home blaze
From Wire Service Reports
CHICAGO-Fire yesterday engulfed the top floor and chapel
of a nursing home here,, killing 13 elderly persons-some of them
confined to wheelchairs-as they attended Mass.
At least 30 other patients at the home were injured, as the
blaze raced through the four-story brick building. Many of the
injured were reported in critical condition.
THE FIRE apparently started in a closet but its cause was
not immediately known, officials said.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire broke out about noon and
burned for over an hour before firefighters brought it under
"When I got there to the fourth floor, I saw a lot of smoke
and a lot of people. They just didn't have a chance," one fire-
fighter said after the blaze had been put out.
"I'VE LOST a lot of patients," one nurse said as tears stream94
down her face. She and two other nurses were taken by the police
to identify the bodies.
Officials said there were 100 persons-including about 80 resi-
dents-in the nursing home at the time the fire was reported.
The dead and injured ranged in age from 65 to 82.
The flash fire was confined to the immediate area in which
it started, but thick smoke quickly filled the entire building, ac-
cording to firefighters.
Most of the victims were believed to have died of smoke
The nursing home, located on the city's north side, had been
recently approved by the Chicago Building and Health Departments.
By JAY LEVIN
About 40 chilly protestors spiced the current
Sunrisettenant rent strike yesterday with a vocal
demonstration in front of the management com-
pany's Packard St. headquarters.
Acknowledging supportive honks from passing
motorists' with clenched fists, the striking tenants
chanted for tenant power and landlord recog-
nition for their negotiating team, the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union (AATU).
HOWEVER, THEY were unsuccessful in rous-
ing Sunrise's stylish, young owner, Dewey Black,
from his office.
Black refused comment on the demonstration
or progress of the rent strike negotiations.
Robert Miller, a member of the AATU steering
committee, claimed that management cancelled
Thursday's bargaining session, stalling negotia-
"WE FEEL THAT the landlords have reneged
negotiating in good faith," he said.
According to Miller, the tenants are now re-
questing a four nonth rent rebate from Sunrise
in payment for inconveniences suffered because
of allegedly inadequate maintenance and security
Meanwhile, the tenants union is calling for a
demonstration at next week's Regents meeting
to protest the University's supposed lack of con-
cern about the campus area housing situation.
See RENT, Page 8
son accusedof ibel
DETROIT (UPI) - The attorney for New Jersey Teamster
Stephen Andretta, a reluctant grand jury witness in the dis-
appearance of former Teamsters boss James Hoffa, filed a $2
million damage suit yesterday against federal prosecutors and
William Bufalino, who has orchestrated Andretta's jack-in-
the box tactics with the federal grand jury, accused Director Rob-
ert Ozer and assistant Fred Dana of the U. S. Organized Crime
Strike Force of libel, slander and defamation of character.
JAMES HOFFA, son of the missing union leader, was also
named as a defendant. Bufalino accused the younger Hoffa of
slander and conspiring with Ozer to subvert his ability to repre-
sent clients in the Hoffa case.
Also named in the snit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court
were six unnamed labor organizations and 20 unidentified individ-
uals. Their role in the alleged defamation was not clear.
The suit by the flamboyant attorney came several hours after
By MICHAEL BLUMFIELD
"People tend to think we're either a sort of
junior Martha Cook or a home for unwed
mothers," says Kristen Holm, a resident of
Henderson House, the University's smallest
Residents of the all-female dorm, located at
Hill and Olivia, claim that few people know
f its existence-including employes of the
Housing Office. Henderson's status has amused
some residents and confused guests.
THE "UNWED mother" image has led the
women to speculate just what would happen
if they tried to confirm outsiders' suspicions.
They once considered hanging diapers in the
bathrooms when some friends of the housing
director, full of naive curiosity, came to visit.
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