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Missed classes
Because of the great number of students who
want to get into intro chem courses, those people
enrolled in Chemistry 111, 113, 114, 116, 196, 197,
225 226 227, 294, or 295 must attend the first lecture
or laboratory session to claim their places or they
will be dropped from the rosters Those who can't
make the first session should inform Dr. L. Meers
(100 level courses) or F. Bryant (200 level courses).
Also, because of a bureaucratic snafu, American
Studies 410, a course on Chicano literature, was
inadventently omitted from the time schedule. It
will meet MWF at 1 p.m. in _3000 Frieze Bldg. for
those interested.
Oldies but goodies
State Senator John Hertel (D-Harper Woods) has
borrowed a page from the hippie handbook in order
to help senior citizens. He has proposed legisla-
tion that will allow senior citizens to set up food
co-ops with a little help from the people in Lansing.
If the measure is passed, members of the Office
of Services to the Aging would train interested
elderly persons in the art of running a co-op and
buying food. Hertel says that several groups have
been successful in setting up such stores in the
Detroit area but that it would be beneficial if the
services could be available statewide.
Happenings . .
. . . are almost nonexistent. They lead off with
a gathering of local and national experts and prac-
titioners of occult arts at Briarwood from 1:30 p.m.
until 9:30 p.m. . .. Political Science 351 will spon-
sor a showing of the film "Colonialism: A Case
Study-Nanibia" at 3 p.m. in rm. 2412 MLB . . .
and the International Students Recreation Program
will'meet from 7-10 p.m. in Waterman Gym..
Birthday boy
Tricky. Dick celebrates his 63rd birthday today
with a quiet, invitation-only party at his San Cle-
mente estate. A few former White House aides
and a handfull of close friends will be there in-
cluding Rabbi Baruch Korff and ex-Deputy Press
Secretary Gerald Warren. In announcing the. get-
together, Korff said yesterday that Nixon is "quite
confident" and believes that there will be a change
in the assessment of his administration especially
with the wave of stories about the extra-marital
liasons of President John Kennedy. Apparently
adultry is worse than obstruction of justice in
Nixon's book of do's and don'ts. We could wish
him many happy returns . . . but we won't.
Seedy character
Miklos Petrovicks walked into a Culver City,
California bank Tuesday, brandished a gun, and
made a rather odd request. Instead of asking a
teller to fill up a bag with money or something
like that, he demanded that each of the offices
of the Bank of America in the state-more than
1,000 in all-send a truckload of birdseed to that
branch. After Petrovicks was apprehended, the
bank manager said the gunman claimed that pol-
lution was killing the birds and that "we should
take care of his birds." The manager added that
Petrovicks had told all of the employes "to go
dow nto the seashore and cleanse yourselves."
Petrovicks claimed he had tried it several times
himself but found it "very cold," the manager said.
Authorities were unsure what they would charge
Petrovicks with, since he hadn't actually robbed
the bank but conceeded they would find something.
Domestic discord
Hundreds of surprised spouses found themselves
with some explaining to do after a mailing foul-up
by a computer firm sent letters thanking them for
staying recently at a downtown Chicago hotel. The
hotel received over 500 telephone calls from sus-
picious husbands and wives who suspected their
mates had been fooling around. "One woman whose
name was on the letter had three children and
was pregnant with a fourth," said Jerome Belan-
ger, manager of the Oxford House hotel. "She
said her husband was mad and doubted the child
was his." One woman was disapponted to find out
the letter was a mistake-she had just begun di-
vorce proceedings against her husband and hoped
to use the letter as evidence.

On the inside ...
. . . Daily staffer Jim Tobin writes about Jerry
Ford and the upcoming presidential election on
the Editorial Page . . Cinema Weekend returns
to the Arts Page . . . and Sports Page brings you
all the information on last night's basketball game
against Wisconsin.

no s11ps
b)y Angola
By Reuter
The Soviet Union firmly de-
nied yesterday allegations by
the U. S. that it had moved a
guided missile destroyer and a
tank landing ship into position
off the Angolan coast.
Meanwhile, the Organization
of African Unity (OAU) cleared
the decks for what was called
the greatest challenge in Afri-
ca's post-independence history
-ending the Angolan civil war.
THE SOVIET news agency
Tass said reports by western
news media of alleged Soviet
naval activity in the area were
a "vicious , invention" and
"clearly provocative".
The Tass statement, whose
wording indicated that it had
top-level Kremlin approval,
avoided direct reference to the
source of the reports, which
- were based on informatiop from
the White House and the Oe-
fense Department.
It said that "certain western
circles" who had circulated
them evidently wanted to dis-
tract attention from their own
support for South Africa's in-
tervention in Angola. "There
are no Soviet warships and no
special movements off the An-
golan shores," Tass said.
YESTERDAY, White House
Press Secretary Ron Nessen
See SOVIETS, Page 2

Leader's death won't
affect U.S. detente
Chou En-lai, premier of the People's Republic of
China since its oreation in 1949 and a leading force for
moderation and detente with the United States, died of
cancer Wednesday in Peking, the official Chinese news
agency Hsinhua announced yesterday.
In its eulogy of the scholar and revolutionary who
became a founding father of modern China, his country's
leadership called the 78-year-old Chou, "The great fighter
of the Chinese people" and termed his death "a gigantic
BUT HOURS after the Premier's death was announced, there
was not even a flicker of public reaction in the darkened, freezing
streets of the capital as early morning joggers paced the pave-
ments and blue-clad workers waited for buses.
In the massive Tien An-mien square, scene of Communist

China's greatest parades, public
security men chatted amiably,
banging their hands together to
keep out the cold.
Asked if he was aware that
Chou En-lai had died, one pe-
destrian stared back in total
U.S. OFFICIALS in Washing-
ton said the death of Chou is not
expected to affect efforts to im-
prove American relations with
the Chinese government in Pe-
king. They said the man expect-
ed to take Chou's place. Vice
Premier Tang Hsiao-ping, 71,
who has handled day-to-day af-
fairs in Peking during Chou's
illness, is considered a strong
supporter of increased contacts
with the United States.
A descendant of Manadarin
forebears who turned Commu-
nist revolutionary in his youth,
Chou had been confined to a
hospital for much of the time
since 1972 when he was reported
stricken with a heart ailment.
Before that, his thick black
eyebrows and broad grin had
come to symbolize the new Chi-
nese statesmanship as he tra-
veled widely, greeting chiefs of
state with intelligence and wit.
HSINHUA said Chou died at
9:57 a.m. Thursday-9:57 p.m.
EST Wednesday. The announce-
ment said:
"The Central Committee of
the Communist party of China,
the Standing Committee of the
National People's Congress and
the Sta'e Cwin-il of he People's
See CHOU, Page 3

'U' prof
p raises
Allen Whiting, a political sci-
ence professor at the Univer-
sity and a nationally - recogniz-
ed expert in Far Eastern af-
fairs, last night termed Chinese
Premier'Chou En-lai "a sophis-
ticated, cosmopolitan, worldly-
wise intellect," and called
Chou's likely successor Teng
Hlsiao-ping "an inside man who
understands power and how to
use it in a blunt way."
He said the leader's death
would have little effect on ei-
ther Sino-American or Cino-So-
viet relations.
WHITING held the State De-
partment position of director of
Intelligence and Research for
the Far East from 1962-66 and
wvas Deputy Consulate-General
in Hong Kong from 1966-68.
Speculating on the probable
See 'U', Page 3

AP Photo
FORMER PRESIDENT Richard Nixon lends a hand to China's Premier Chou En-lai as he took off
his coat at the start of a meeting in Peking in February, 1972. Hsin~hua, the official Chinese news
agency, reported yesterday that Chou died of cancer.


Ford veto sparks resignations

leaders angered over President
Ford's veto of a bill expanding
union picketing rights resigned
yesterday from a key govern-
ment advisory committee, de-
claring that Ford double-cross-
ed them.
T h e walkout apparently
meant that any chance Ford
might have had of winning
some labor support on the pre-
sidential campaign was gone.
"IF HE can't support labor, I
don't know how labor can sup-
port him," said Teamsters
President Frank Fitzsimmons,
whose 2.2 million - member un-

ion is the nation's largest.
Fitzsimmons and eight lead-
ers of AFL-CIO construction un-
ions stalked from a meeting of
the Collective Bargaining Com-
mittee in Construction, on which
they had served with manage-
ment representatives s i n c e
their appointment by Ford last
The Teamsters and hard-hat
unions traditionally favor Re-
publican presidential candi-
dates, but the union chiefs vow-
ed that Ford "will get absolute-
ly no support."
AFL - CIO President George
Meany and other union chiefs


Survey indicates frosh

are expected to resign shortly
from another presidential advis-
ory panel, completing labor's
break with the administration.
The walkout by the construc-
tion presidents also increased
pressure on Labor Secretary
John Dunlop to resign. He is
weighing such a move, and
aides say his decision will be
based on a determination whe-
ther he can still be effective.
President Robert Georgine of
the AFL - CIO Building and
Construction Trades Depart-
ment said, "I don't think any-
one can believe he speaks for
the President or the administra-
THE LABOR secretary had
drafted, with Ford's support,
legislation which would have
broadened the picketing rights
of construction unions and
would have created a national
committee with authority to in-
tervene in local disnutes and to
seek settlements. Ford, who at
first said he would sign the bill,
vetoed it last week after pleas
from industry leaders and po-
litical conservatives.
At a news conference follow-
ing the union chiefs' resigna-
tion, Georgine charged that
management members of the
bargaining committee had
turned anti-union.
"We have neither the disnosi-
tion nor the time to play char-
ades with a management which
has indicated it is merely a
proxy for the most virulent
anti-union forces in the United
States and a President who is
overwhelmed by that group," he
Management spokesnersons
had no comment, nor did Dun-

weren't told
A random survey of 30 freshperson dorm
residents yesterday revealed that they had re-
ceived virtually no written warning from the
Housing Office concerning the likelihood of a
selection process to allot dorm space next year.
This apparently refutes the contentions of hous-
ing officials, who claim that all new students have
received ample warning of the impending reap-
plication lottery.
THlE FRESHFERSONS contacted by The Daily
s-id they had heard of the lottery by word-of-
mouth in their dorms and, ocassionally, from
their residential staff. But an overwhelming ma-
jority could recall no communication from the
University warning them not to count on dorm
sr'ace next year.
Director of Ho''sing Information John Fimn s id

man, said he was informed of the possibility of
a lottery by staff in East Quad and through a
monthly bulletin distributed within the RC.
"I didn't get anything like that," said one
freshman from Alice Lloyd.
ASKED IF ANY communication other than the
soring warning was issued from the Housing
Office, Housing Director John Feldkamp replied:
"No, we have to limit our communications. It's
expensive, and we had 9,000 new students this
year. People are selectiwe in what they read."
This yeir's lottery plan is primarily the pro-
d-1t of a student 'staff committee which spent
most of the fall investigating the reapplication
problem in the wake of last spring's widely cri-
ticized lottery plan.
The new nlan lists several categorical exemp-
ti )-s to the) otterv--neonle who will receive dorm

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
Rent strike rulings
favor management
Three district court judges approved Wednesday a local
landlord's request for mediation and court controls over his
tenants' escrow funds in a current rent strike dispute.
Dewey Black, owner of Sunrise Management, asked for
the withhAI rents to be placed in custody of the court rather

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