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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 112

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 10, 1976

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Eight Pages


C, I-E!5KI lL 5
Former governor and state supreme court jus-
tice John Swainson has donated his papers to the
University's Michigan Historical Collections, it was
announced yesterday. The materials, to be stored
at the Bentley Historical Library on North Cam-
pus cover the years 1957-73, and include his cor-
respondence, position papers, speeches, photo-
graphs, and scrapbooks. He donated the first sec-
tion of his papers to the collection in January 1963.
Swainson was convicted on Nov. 2 in Detroit on
three counts of perjury in connection with the bur-
glary trial of John Whalen, and soon after resigned
from the court.
Happenings -*-
... start at noon today with a lecture by English
Prof. Joseph Blotner and James Faulkner on
"Finding William Faulkner," in the Pendleton Rm-
of the Union . . . Eunice Burns, Chairwoman of
the University's Commission for Women will speak
at the Ann Arbor Public Library at 12:10 on "Wo-
men Return to the Job Market" . . . Sam Hamod
will read his poetry at 4:10 in the Pendleton Rm.
of the Union, sponsored by the English dept.
. . . The film "Last Grave at Dimbaza" will be
shown tonight at 8:00 in the Blue Carpet Lounge
of Alice Lloyd Hall . . . The Astronomical Film
Festival kicks off another season tonight at 8:00
in MLB Aud. 3 with films about the sun, stars and
the Apollo 14 mission . .. and last but not least,
a special meeting of the Michigan Student Assem-
bly (MSA) will be held at 8:00 on the third floor
of the Union.
Space cadet
Last week President Ford was meeting at the
White House with several big city mayors when
Charles Wheeler of Kansas City shook his hand
and said, "Mr. President, we're looking forward
to seeing you this summer." Ford looked per-
plexed for several seconds, obviously forgetting for
a moment that the Republicans will hold their na-
tional convention in Kansas City in August. Maybe
he wasn't planning on attending.
Presidential hopeful
Speaking of jokers in the White House, a num-
ber of Republican senators urged comedian Bob
Hope to run in the 1968 presidential race, and he
apparently gave the idea serious thought before
declining. According to this week's National In-
quirer, Hope was approached with the offer in
1967 after a Seattle radio station polled its listen-
ers on their presidential choices. Hope topped
everybody. "I told them they (the senators) were
out of their minds," Hope said. "But I was flat-
tered by their offer, and for several months I
considered the possibility." Hope is ineligible any-
way, having been born in England of British par-
ents. The constitution limits the presidency to
native-born Americans. Whew.
On the inside...
Editorial page features a Pacific News Service
Roundup of independence efforts in Puerto Rico
. . . Arts page has Andrew Zerman's review of
the Acting Company's production of the Way of
the World, and Sports Page has, sadly, Marcia
Merker's last story for us, on the state paddleball
On the outside...
Our first thaw of the new year! A strong flow of
very warm air ahead of a cold front will cause
our temperatures to rise toa high of 45-50 by late
afternoon. But since a cold front will be passing
our way at the same time skies will be cloudy all
day and rain should develop during the morning
and continue through the afternoon. At night the
cold front will come through, causing tempera-
tures to drop and the showers to change to snow
flurries. Temperatures by morning will fall to a
low of 24-29. Wednesday will bring flurries and
temperatures mostly in the twenties.






Premier choice shocks experts

light of the r e c e n t surprise
atment of Hua Kuo-feng as act-
remier of China, several Uni-
y professors who are among the
ry's leading authorities on Chi-
politics have speculated that
Hsiao-ping may be the next
se Communist Party Chairman.
appointment of Hua shocked
e experts who had previously
d Teng as the top choice to re-
former Premier Chou En-lai
ied of cancer last month.
versity political science Profs.
1 Oksenberg and Allen Whiting,
with Director of Chinese Stu-
lbert Fauerwerker, have all sug-

gested-contrary to reports by other
China watchers-that Teng may be
the successor to ailing Mao Tse-tung.
The recent disclosure that eleventh-
ranking p a r t y m e m b e r Hua was
named acting premier r a i s e d the
question of Teng's new status. Teng
was almost universally expected to be
China's next premier following his
showing during Ford's China trip, and
his takeover of Chou En-lai's duties
when the late premier was hospital-
ized in 1974.
Oksenberg asserted that Hua's rise
to power was "very unusual in Chi-
nese politics." Following a rapid rise
up through the military, provicincial
government, and the Peking govern-
ment, Hua was last year unexpectedly

appointed minister of public secur-
ity. He also led "a prestigious delega-
tion to Tibet celebrations" and was
given unusually wide publicity after
his address on agricultural develop-
ment last fall, according to Oksen-
Whiting n o t e d that Hua's age,
which the State Department esti-
mates at 55-60, was an important
factor in his appointment because he
"represents a younger generation of
Some China observers have sug-
gested that Hua may be only an in-
terim figure, citing the lack of Chi-
nese publicity for his appointment as
evidence. Oksenberg, however, said
See TENG, Page 2

Doily Photo by KEN FINK



housing policy for
sophomore gridders

The Ann Arbor Tenants Union (AATU) yester-
day joined what appears to' be a growing tide of
criticism against the Housing Office's guarantee
of dorm space to returning sophomore football
"This is just another indication of where the
University has its priorities," said Kim Heller,
a spokeswoman for the AATU. "And-as usual-
the average undergraduate is at the bottom of
their list."
WHILE THE overwhelming majority of stu-
dents will be forced to compete for dorm space
in the imminent re-application lottery, football
players are assured of rooms. They will partici-
pate in the lottery along with everyone else, but
will be assigned living space even if they fail
to draw a winning number.
Housing officials defend the practice on
grounds that Head Football Coach Bo Schemnbech-
ler requires his athletes to live on campus dur-
ing their freshman and sophomore years.
But Schembechler was not even aware that
the exemptions existed. "I didn't know anything
about exemptions for anybody," he said Friday.
HE HAS BEEN recruiting new football players

without assurances of dorm space, he said. "I
tell them they're guaranteed campus housing
when they're freshmen, but after that they're
on their own."
Housing Director John Feldkamp expressed
surprise at Schembechler's ignorance of the ex-
emptions. However, "We didn't make any spe-
cial effort to inform (him)," he admitted.
Feldkamp insists that the exemptions were
given only because of the football coach's on-
campus requirement. "The information we have
is that the requirement exists," he said. "When
we held a lottery last spring without any exemp-
tions at all, it created a lot of trouble."
HE ADDED that if Schembechler had relaxed
the rule the Housing Office would have to "re-
consider" the granting of exemptions.
Assistant Football Coach Gary Moeller "could
not say" whether the requirement had been
eased or not.
"But we do encourage our kids to live on cam-
pus as much as possible," he said. "We want
them to be a part of regular University life."
THE AATU is opposed to the idea of a lottery,
said Kelly. "But if they're going to have one, it
could at least be fair," she added.
See AATU, Page 2

Doily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
A MEMBER OF Briarwood's security force issues Ken Hunter, a custom designer of vans,
a mock parking citation. The 'illegally parked' vehicle is one of eight being displayed at
the mall's van show.
Souped-up vans dazzle at
IBriarwoo Mall showing

Hearst claims sexual assault,
threats, forced bank robbery

By AP and Reuter
Patricia Hearst yesterday
claimed she was sexually as-
saulted in a closet by several
members of the Symbionese
Liberation Army group which
kidnaped her two years ago.
In a dramatic day of testimony
with the jury absent, Hearst
said William Wolfe, the Sym-
bionese Liberation Army "sold-
ier" for whom she once declar-
ed her love, was only the first
of a number of SLA members
to attack her sexually.

THE SLIM defendant answer-
ed questions for nearly four
hours at a hearing to decide
whether the jury should hear
some of the most crucial evi-
dence against her - tape re-
cordings from the underground
and the testimony of a witness
who heard her confess to the
bank robbery.
That witness - Los Angeles
teen-ager Tom Matthews -
was to be the first government
witness when the hearing re-
sumed today. Also, it was
learned that three other wit-

MPLA takes major rail city

nesses would testify about see-
ing a docile Hearst in an SLA
hideout after the kidnap.
The testimony was expected
to be followed by arguments on
whether to admit the evidence.
There was no indication when
U. S. District Court Judge Oli-
ver Carter would rule on the
question, which could deter-
mine in large measure the path
taken by the trial.
IN ONE OF the strangest con-
fessions ever given on a wit-
ness stand, Hearst admitted
that she had robbed the Hiber-
na Bank on April 15, 1974, but
said she was forced to do so by
her SLA captors.
"I was told I would be killed,"
she said as she incriminated a
long list of participants in her
violent underground odyssey
and, under questioning, told of
being assaulted by someone she
once described as "the gentlest,
most beautiful man I've ever
After the robbery, she said,
she and eight Symbionese Lib-
eration Army companions re-
turned to a hideout on San
Francisco's Golden Gate Ave-
nue where she was forced to

Eight sparkling customized vans, looking
more like miniature apartments - on - wheels
than the voluminous vehicles they actually are,
glittered before wide-eyed shoppers yester-
day at Briarwood Mall - host of the'week-
long van show.
"We thought vans were of interest to the
University students - they're in right now,"
said Briarwood promotional director Sybil Lit-
tle, who engineered the display which began
last Friday.
VAN ENTHUSIASTS, however, view their
vehicles as more than a fad-to them it's a
way of life.
"It's for your own personal pride," said

ir . irpin r i.. . r . r r r n .
Local Dems throw party to hielp
Swainson finance hiis defense

Joe Provenzano of the $12,000 eyecatcher he
uses for work and pleasure. Provenzano, show
manager of the Michigan based American Van
Association (AVA), did not lend his AVA-
owned vehicle to the mall show, but kept it
parked outside to the awe of spectators.
"They're so universal-look at how much
more comfort you get and how many people
you can get in it," he said, adding that the
van's gas mileage of 16 to 18 mpg beats out
many passenger cars.
PROVENZANO'S van, dubbed the "Mystic,"
sports a nautical-look paint job and such do-
mestic comforts as an icebox, television, white
See SOUPED-UP, Page 2

By AP and Reuter
Soviet-backed forces scored a major
victory yesterday in Angola, capturing the
railroad city of Huambo that served as
administrative capital of the pro-Western
National Union (UNITA) faction.
In London, the government acknowledg-
ed that "substantial numbers" of British
mercenaries hired to fight with UNITA or
its ally, the National Front (FNLA), have
been killed in the Angolan civil war.
UNITA and FNLA forces have lost near-

iers 'will be involved.' "
Sangumba said "an overwhelming
force" of MPLA units, spearheaded by
6,000 Cubans and backed by Russian-
made tanks, helicopters, jet fighters and
heavy artillery, overran Huambo in cen-
tral Angola before dawn yesterday.
"THERE WAS indiscriminate killing of
men, women and children by the advanc-
ing MPLA," Sangumba said.
British press reports filed from Luanda,

"U NIT4 i a s lost one
town but our determin-
ation (ndw ill to fight

Local Democratic party lead-
ers gathered here Sunday to
listen to former Gov. John
Swainson, contribute to his de-
fense fund and nibble on hors
Swainson's 1 e g a l problems,
which began last summer with
an indictmenton bribery con-
spiracy charges, have already
cost him over $100,000. But if
Sunday's affair, held at local
Democratic party chairwoman
Margorie Brazer's house, is in-
dicative of a growing support
for the former governor, Swain-
son may soon find himself out of
the red.

days in jail.
The former Democratic gov-
ernor, once regarded as a ma-
jor contender for Senator Phil-
lip Hart's (D-Mich.) seat in
Washington, was convicted on
three counts of perjury stem-
ming from his bribery conspir-
acy trial. Although he was
acquitted on the br ib er y
charges, he resigned from his
position on the State Supreme
Court following the Nov. 2 per-
jury convictions.
SWAINSON and his co-defend-
ant, former bail bondsman Har-
vey Wish, were indicted last
summerafter convicted burglar
John Whalen claimed the two

Swainson's trial.
"The concept of due process
was totally violated," he said.
"'The manner of selecting the
jury was incredible. . . Th gov-
ernment was allowed to con-
sciously and deliberately ex-
clude every black person from
the jury."
See SWAINSON, Page 2

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