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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 117

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 15, 1976

10 Cents Eight Pages

The biggest bucks
Question: Of all Michigan's paid public officials,
who earned the biggest salary last year? If you
guessed Governor William Milliken, Secretary of
State Richard Austin or Attorney General Frank
Kelley, you're wrong. The top wage earner was
none other than our own President Robben Flem-
ing, who rolled in $67,725 in 1975, a three per cent
pay hike over the previous year. Last year, you
will recall, was a period of budget cuts and aus-
terity for most of the University. By comparison,
Michigan Tech President Raymond Smith earned
$61,200 last year, and Milliken pulled in 47 grand.
Michigan universities also grant fringe benefits
ranging from $7,000 to $14,300 a year. "You don't
get that kind of man to head up a school with a
national reputation for any less," a state Senate
aide said. Heck, if anyone asked, we'd do it for
Happenings ...
. ..take off this afternoon at 2. when Mayor Al-
bert Wheeler and First Ward Councilwomen Col-
leen McGee and Liz Keogh talk about city policies
in Rm. 2308 at the Union . . . At the same hour,
the Union Art Gallery offers Michael Casher
with a classical guitar concert . . . People for
Self-Management held their first meeting in the
Union's Rm. 3209 . . . and SHRP holds a forum
on Angola at 7:30 on the 4th floor of the Union
ho.rHappenings continue on Monday at the noon
hour, with a third panel discussion of the recom-
binant DNA issue in Rackham's 4th floor amphi-
theater . . . Detroit attorney Art Tarnow talks
about prisons at 7:30 in Angell Hall, Aud. C . . .
the Center for Japanese Studies offers Toyoda's
"The Mistress" at 8 p.m. in MLB Aud. 3 . . .
and Virginia Nordby talks about the Equal Rights
Amendment at 8 in Clements Library.
I'll sting ny lore for you
Some guys know how to take a hint. Then there's
Michael Hubbard of Akron, Ohio. Mike's been liv-
ing with his girlfriend, Rosie Moss, for several
years and planned to marry her yesterday. But he
called the wedding off from his hospital bed, where
he's resting comfortably from the bullet wound
Rosie put into his right leg. In fact, it's the third
time she's shot him in 16 months. "I'm not getting
married now," says Mike. "I'm no fool. I'm tired
of getting shot." Police said reports have been
filed with them on each of the shootings, but Mike
has refused to press charges. Rosie? "He tries to
rule," she says, "anti that don't go." Mike adds
that until this week, the couple had been "getting
along pretty well" since the second shooting, but
he's "moving out" now. What's the matter, Mike,
no Valentine's Day spirit?
Intelligence leans
CBS correspondent Daniel Schorr said Friday
an' "inescapable decision of journalistic con-
science" led him to supply the Village Voice of
New York with a leaked copy of the House In-
telligence Committee's secret final report. The
realization that he might be the only person out-
side the government with a copy of the report,
Schorr said, made him decide "I could not be the
one responsible for suppressing the report." The
reporter did not disclose where he obtained the
report, which was published in its entirety in
the Voice despite Ford Administration efforts to
keep its findings secret.
Googlbye Columbo
A new Rand Corp. report says real-life police
detectives tend to picture themselves - quite in-
appropriately - as crack investigators in the
best TV cop show tradition. Television, the Cali-
fornia think tank reports, portrays the working

detective as "a clever, imaginative, perseverant,
streetwise cop who consorts with glamorous wo-
men and duels with crafty criminals," and that
"this is the image that many investigators pre-
fer." But the Rand analysis also shows that unlike
Kojak, Mannix, Columbo and Sgt. Friday, police
detectives seldom solve crimes through their
own initiative and brilliant investigative work.
In fact, it's "routine police procedures" 'that break
most cases. An administr~ator of the Law En-
forcement Assistance Administration, which spon-
sored the study, said its finding "should stimu-
late a major re-examination of police depart-
ments in the country."
On the insid(i...
Our Sunday Magazine has a feature from former
Executive Editor Sara Rimer on Martha Cook
dormitory . . . and Sports reviews Michigan's
triumph over Michigan State yesterday in basket-
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By AP and Reuter
LAGOS, Nigeria-The Chief of Staff of
the Nigerian armed forces took over as
head of state today and told the nation he
would carry on with the "dynamic" policies
of his predecessor, General Murtala Mu-
hammed, killed yesterday in an abortive
Lieutenant General Alusegun Abasanjo,
the new leader, said in a broadcast that
General Muhammed and four other Ni-
gerian soldiers died in "this dastardly
attack" by a few dissident troops. He nam-
ed the rebel organizer as Lieutenant Col-
onel B. S. Dimka of the Army Physical
Training Corps.
UNOFFICIAL sources put the death toll in
Friday's miliitary uprisiing at 32, but the Su-
preme Military Council made no official an-
The murdered Head of State was buried in his
northern hometown of Kano with full military

p fails


honors today while Nigeria entered a week of
national mourning.
General Obasanjo said in his 10-minute broad-
cast that his Administration would continue with
the dynamic policy of the late General Mu-
"WE ARE all now obligated to continue with the
various policies laid down by the Supreme Mili-
tary 'Council under the dynamic leadership of
General Muhammed," he said.
"All policies of the Federal Military Govern-
ment will continue as before and all ministries
should continue their usual duties. This tragic
incident can only lead to a greater dedication to
the upliftment and progress of this nation," he
Witnesses to the assassination said a group of
soldiers opened up with machine guns, riddling
Muhammed's car with bullets. They said they
later saw four bodies in the street near the car.
DURING THE uprising, rebels seized control
See NIGERIAN, Page 2

Hundreds register b
door- to-door system

Wuto entne

Women at the Pi Beta Phi sorority sit on their Sister's car that they decorated yesterday with
paper hearts and doilies as a Valentine's Day surprise.

A city ordinance permitting
door-to-door voter registration
has spurred a sharp increase
in the number of people regis-
tering to vote in the city's up-
coming elections, according to
the monthlyreport of the city
clerk's office.
Deputy City Clerk Winnifred
Hodges said that 1,228 people
registered to vote in January,
1975. She attributes the rise to
the new registration method.
THE resolution, passed in
Sept. 1975, allows any voter
registered in the city to become
a deputy registrar after suffi-
cient training. So far, 121 regis-
trars have been deputized by
the city clerk's office.
The system has been a point
of political contention among
Council members since its in-
ception. Though no fraud by
registrars has been apparent,
Councilman Roger Bertoia (R-
Third Ward) called the system
"too difficult to control and I'm
sure campaigning does go on
while people are registering."
But several first-time can-
didates for Council, whose cam-
paigns maybe substantially aid-
ed by the new method, disagree
with Bertoia's stand.
"THIS IS a much more demo-
cratic process," said Second
Ward Democrat Earl Greene.
"Rather than having to go to

City Hall, it comes to you. For
this reason Republicans don't
like it.'
University student Sue An-
drews who has been registering
Markley Hall residents for three
weeks agrees.
"Most students aren't aware
they can vote in Ann Arbor,"
she said. Over 400 students have
been registered so far at Mark-
ley and South Quad. Registrars
hope to sweep the other large
University dorms before the
March 8 deadline.
TO BE continued, the door-to-
door system must be approved
by the electorate as a city char-
ter amendment in the April elec-

tion. A similar proposal was
soundly defeated 13,382-9,249 last
Said Myrtle Cox,, vice-presi-
dent of the local League of
Women Voters, "It (the method)
did not provide sufficient ad-
ministrative flexibility, account-
ability to the people, nor as-
surance of fair, accurate and
non-partisan voter registration
All voters must be registered
for the April 5 election by March
9. Voters may also register at
the Michigan Union, the Ann
Arbor Public Library, City Hall
and in several University dorms
where desk clerks have been
trained as registrars.


calls for death

penalty for terrorism

UNITA leader dead
aecording to MPLA
By AP and Reuter capital of Luanda. The broad-
Soviet - backed troops spear- cast was monitored in Johann-
headed by Cuban soldiers, yes- esburg, South Africa.
terday reported cutting deep in-
to south-ern Angola, meeting M E A N W H I L E, in Por-
virtually no resistance. They tugal, the Military Council of
reported the commander of a the Revolution met for nine
Western - backed rival faction hours yesterday to discuss whe-
was killed in action. ther to recognize the govern-
There was no independent ment of the Soviet - backed
confirmation of the reports by terrtry i btsbroke p wiout
the MPLA radio in the Angolan announcing a decision.
Both the Council, the coun-
try's highest political body,
and the coalition Government
have been split over whether to
recognize the MPLA in light of
its recent military successes
against two Western - backed
liberation movements.
The MPLA continued to gain
ground as National Union -
UNITA - troops were retreat-
ing on all fronts and avoiding
engagements with MPLA forces,
the broadcasts said. The MPLA,
which already controls most of
the north, took several import-
ant towns in its southward push
See UNITA, Page 2

MIAMI ()-President Ford
called yesterday for use of the
death penalty in many federal
cases involving sabotage, mur-
der, espionage and treason,
In an apparent effort to coun-
ter campaign speeches on crime
by presidential challenger Ron-
ald Reagan, Ford said in the
text for his principal address
of a long day of travel in Flor-
"I FAVOR the use of the
death penalty in the federal
criminal system in accordance
with proper constitutional stan-
dards. The death penalty, in ao-
propriate instances, should be
imposed upon conviction of sab-
otage, murder, espionage and
Aides said Ford has long held
this view but acknowledged that
they could not recall him stating
it since he became President
in 1974.
Ford flew to Miami from Ft.
Myers, Fla., where many thou-
sands lined downtown streets
as he drove to a municinal ex-
hibition hall for a "citizens news
conference" that even drew
questions from children.
FT. MYERS police estimated
the total turnout at more than
60,000-by far the biggest crowd
Ford has seen anywhere this
yea r.
Many of the questions echoed
those the President gets regu-
larly. at question-and-answer
sessions during his campaign
However,, a small girl came
up with a fresh one, asking if
Ford thought a woman ever
would be president.
"WELL, maybe' you will,"

Ford responded. "I think it's
perfectly feasible. I don't think'
it's going to come in the very
near future."
But he added that he thought
a woman someday would be
president-and said he had bet-
ter say that or he would here
from his wife, Betty.
EARLIER, in St. Petersburg,
Ford addressed an open-air rally
that drew a police-estimated
crowd of about 15,000, many of
them retired persons.
"As long as I am president,"

Ford told the applauding crowd,
"we are going to keep Social
Security protection and every
other retirement program strong
sound and certain-and we'll do
A woman with a toy gun
strapped to her hip was detain-
ed for questioning by Secret
Service agents as Ford made
his speech. Police Sgt. Joseph
Stroemich said the woman ap-
parently made no overt action
toward the President and "made
no verbal threats."

ostlic Fleming
recalls first love
Hearts fluttered and eyes moistened yesterday as the
spirit of St. Valentine bewitched the land, and University
President Robben Fleming was no exception. Like the rest
of us, the day brought whimsies of lost love affairs.
"I was madly in love with a little girl when I was in
the first grade," he said with a smile. "She wasn't even
aware cof my existence, which was a tragedy. My break
came when she got sick in school one day. I gallantly offered
to have my mother drive her home and I would accompany
FLEMING, a battler -from way back, kept on plugging.
"It took two more years, when I was in the third grade,
for her to become conscious of my existence," he went on.
"We had a torrid love affair, as only eight-year-olds can, for
about six months. And then it was over. I haven't seen her
in thirty years."
It was almost that long before Fleming found his first
true Valentine - none other than his wife, Sally.


Candidates battle for nomination

By AP and Reuter
The battle for the Republican presidential
nomination escalated further yesterday as Presi-
dent Ford hinted in Florida that the "extreme"
political philosophy of challenger Ronald Reagan
would doom the party to defeat in a national
With less than a month left before Florida's
March 9 primary, both candidates toured large
portions of the state.
Ford portrayed Reagan as a right-winger who
would be defeated in the general election in

cratic,"' he said.
FORD TOLD a press conference he was proud
of his policy of detente and would not abandon it.
ie accused Reagan and aspirants for the
Democratic presidential nomination of 'nitpick-
ing' and said foreign affairs should not be a
campaign issue at all.
HIS MESSAGE was the same at all stops -
"Government is not the answer to the prob-
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