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Latest Deadline in the State

Vol. LXXXVI, No. 120

Ann Arbor; Michigan-Thursday, February 19, 1976

10 Cents

Eight Pages

t L 1r1VSE 1f.,S APM iCALLA 'AIL
Sociology protest
A group of about 15 graduate students picketed
the LSA Bldg. yesterday to protest the dearth of
black professors in the literary school's sociology
department. Only one professor in the department
is black, and just one of the 18 persons hired since
1972 was a minority, the protesters said. "We've
done a lot of talking and a lot of waiting, said
Shirley Hatchett, chairwoman of the Association
of Black Sociology Students. Yesterday's protest
and similar action last year were designed to
"embarrass (the school) into some action," she
said. Sociology Dept. Chairman Bill Gamson main-
tained yesterday that "we regard our current
efforts as fully consistent with affirmative action,"
although he did admit the department may not
have followed strong affirmative action proce-
dures in the past.
Dope note
The State House yesterday threw up its collec-
tive hands yesterday and avoided a vote on a bill
easing the penalty for marijuana use by sending
it into the potentially hostile House Judiciary Com-
mittee. The bill would have reduced the maxi-
mum penalty for marijuana use or possession from
a year in jail and a $1,000 fine to 90 days and
$100. Many legislators however, challenged whe-
ther first offenders should go to jail at all, and
minutes before putting that question to a vote, a
Detroit representative moved to have the bill sent
to the Judiciary Committee. Those who favored
sending the bill to the Judiciary Committee said
it had been changed so many times on the floor
that it was full of loopholes and lawmakers no
longer understood what it would do.
... kick off at noon with Prof. Frank Miller of
Wooster College lecturing on "Constitutional
Theorists in Japan Today" in the Commons Rm.
of Lane Hall . . . Demonstrations of "Music and
Dance of the Pacific" are at the Pendleton Arts
Center of the Unuion at noon . . . The Washte-
naw Child and Family Service holds the first
meeting of a six-week, discussion group for wo-
men with families who have recently moved to
Ann Arbor at 1 in the Broadway Drop-In Center
. .. GM chairman Thomas Murphy will speak .at
4 p.m. in Hale Aud. at Tappan and Hill . . . The
Classical Studies Dept. offers a lecture titled
"Doctus Sermones Utriusque Linguae?" by Lon-
don Professor Nicholas Horsefall at 4:10 in An-
gell Hall Rm. 2009 . . . The Ski Club meets at 7:30
in the Kuenzel Rm. of the Michigan Union . .
a meeting for students interested in forming an
undergraduates psychology organization will be
held at 7:30 in Rm. K108 at West Quad . .. Steph-
en Berry and Dan Fouke read their poetry at
Guild House, 802 Monroe, at 7:30 . . . and the
Varsity Band presents their winter concert at 8 in
Hill Auditorium.
Animal impulses
Apes have probems, too, and it turns out the
causes are strikingly similar to our own. Re-
searchers at the Yerkes Regional Primate Center
have determined the sexual aggressiveness of the
male orangutan may be traceable to childhood
rejection by their mothers. "A female might
reach puberty and remain in relative close rela-
tionship with her mother," says orangutan expert
Dr. Ron Nadler, but males are "rarely seen, so
it's assumed they are chased away by their
mothers." Young male gorillas and chimpanzees,
whosemothers are a bit more effectionate, don't
seem to have the orangutan's problem, he added.
And here's a' tidbit to slip into the back of your
Susan Brownmiller book: Nadler says the orangu-
tan is characteristically a rapist, although man
was previously believed to be the only animal so

juggled emplo ymento
The AFL-CIO yesterday accused the Bureau of
Labor Statistics of using "seasonal adjustment
gimmickry" to make it appear there was a dra-
matic drop in January's unemployment rate when
there was actually no substantial decline. The
union said if the bureau had used the same un-
employment formula it used throughout 1975, last
month's drop-from 8.3 per cent in December to
7.8 per cent in January - would have been only,
half as large as reported. The Labor Dept., which
routinely uses seasonally adjusted figures in its
monthly employment figires, acknowledged that
in compiling the January rate, figures of jobless
teenagers "were revised to a much greater ex-
tent than in previous years," a move the union
said makes the .5 per cent drop "exaggerated."
On the inside....
. The latest records are reviewed on Arts
Page's weekly Side One . . . The Editorial Page
offers a PNS review of camnaign law loonholes
and Snorts writer Paul Campbell stidies the
women's Big Ten swimming championships

Prof. comments


Nigerian coup

General Murtula Muhammed, the army officer at the head
of the Nigerian government, 'was killed last week in an abortive
coup d'etat, and replaced by his second-in-command. The new
man will not make any important policy changes, according to a
University expert in African affairs.
Prof. Godfrey Uzoigwe explains that Lieutenant General Alu-
segun Abasanjo, the new Nigerian leader, was Muhammed's
"right hand man."
,"OBASSANJO managed the day-to-day affairs of Nigeria for
seven months, ever since Muhammed's government took power,"
said Uzoigwe.
"The policy they've been pursuing so far is really his. There-
fore, I do not see any significant deviations from Muhammed's

Abasanjo rose to the head of the government after the sup-
pression of last week's coup, attempted by a group of officers
calling themselves "young revolutionaries." Muhammed . was
killed in his car by a burst of gunfire.
"THE INFORMATION I have from my friends in Nigeria,"
Uzoigwe said in his office earlier this week, "suggests that the
coup was organized by the younger officers of the army. They
are officers predominately from the middle belt of Nigeria.
"Their complaint was that they had not been promoted, as
the senior officers had been, after the overthrow of (former Niger-
an leader Yakubu) Gowon."
Muhammed took power at the end of 1st July, in a bloodless
coup which overthrew Gowon.
See PROF, Page 2

'Nigerians feel that
they should not kill
each other for any kind
o f military leader. If
you taIke over power,
they will say "Bravo."
Then if you're over-
thrown, again they'll
say "Bravo."


Ford restricts domestic spin

Mal opening permitted

By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - President Ford yesterday ordered
strict limits to spying on American citizens but at the
same time proposed new powers for a centralized intelli-
gence community, including court-ordered mail opening
and a secrecy law.
Except for a ban on political assassinations, Ford
placed no limits on covert operations abroad. "There are
no restraints on the conduct of covert operations .
other than congressional oversight," White House aide
John Marsh told reporters.
FORD PROPOSED secrecy legislation that would
make It a crime to reveal-intelligence sources and meth-
ods and ordered government employes and contractors
with access to intelligence secrets to sign an agreement

not to disclose those secrets.
bring a civil suit against any
person breaking the agreement,
while anyone ,violating the pro-
posed law would be liable to a
maximum penalty of a $5,000
fine and five years in jail.
Reacting to disclosure of
abuses by U. S. intelligence ag-
encies, Ford issued a 36-page
executive order yesterda'y, ex-
panding on his statement the
night before at a news confer-
With certain "limited excep-
tions," Ford's order, effective
March 1, places the following
limits on intelligence activities:
dropping by the CIA inside the
United States;
-No interception by the Na-
tional Security Agency of com-
munications to or from the
United States.
-No collection of information
on the domestic activities of
American citizens, corporations
and organizations;
-No physical surveillance of
break-ins directed against U. S.
citizens; and
mestic groups for the purpose
See FORD, Page 2

The attorney general could




Secret files

Report suggests
police shot too soon
The two city police officers involved in last week's fatal
shooting of a black youth had probably not exhausted all
other means of apprehension before they fired, according -ta
City Administrator Sylvester Murray, Councilwoman Eliza-
beth Keogh (D-First Ward) told The Daily yesterday.
Murray was unavailable for comment.
"The officers (George Anderson and Thomas Pressley)
should have pursued the chase further before using fire-
arms," according to Keogh's account of the report, which
was issued to council members yesterday.
THE REPORT pointed out that city police officers are
authorized to use firearms only when all other means of
apprehension have been attempted unsuccessfully, said
The controversial incident occurred after dark on Sun-
day, Feb. 11 when the officers shot and killed Larry Ed-
wards, 18, and wounded his companion, Richard Bullock,
19, as they were fleeing from a gas station
The officers gave chase and yelled "Halt!" before firing,
according to the report, Keogh said.

Everything is a mystery to a child, including the file cabinet in a newspaper office. This young
lady is already getting the hang of investigative reporting by reading secret memos while dis-
tracting onlookers with her innocent smile.
Diggs 'calls for recognition
of MIPLA control of Angola

Rep. Charles Diggs (D-Mich.)
yesterday outlined his intention
to push for immediate U.S.
recognition of the Soviet-backed
Popular Movement (MPLA) as
the legitimate government of
Angola, and blamed a "stub-
born, arrogant" Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger for de-
lays in that recognition.
"We might as well do it now,"
Diggs said. "It's going to come
sooner or later-they've already
admitted that-we might as well
stop acting as if we're going to
have to be dragged in kicking
and screaming."

DIGGS, a prominent member
of the U.S. House of Represent-
atives Black Caucus, attended
the January meeting of' the Or-
ganization of A f r i c a n Unity
(OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethio-
pia, at the invitation of the
OAU secretariat, and has made
two trips to Angola.
He is firmly convinced that
recognizing the MPLA is in
the best interests of the United
"We have nothing to lose and
everything to gain," he de-
clared. "France has recognized
the MPLA, and the Scandina-
vian countries can be expected

to follow by the end of the week.
There is a viable, recognized
government in Angola. We just
don't have any reason for hold-
ing out-no intelligent reason,
that is."
DIGGS accused Kissinger of
standing in the way of MPLA
recognition for personal rea-
,"Nothing is holding us back
but stubborn arrogance on the
part of the Secretary of State,"
he claimed. "And I say the
Secretary of State because this
is hishbaby, because President
Ford has done nothing but fol-
low him blindly. "
Kissinger's reason for deny-
ing MPLA recognition, charges
Diggs, stems from the Secre-
tary's growing chagrin at hav-
ing backed a losing side-the
weakened UNITA faction. "Kis-
singer rode on the wrong
horse," he said, "and he came
in second this time."
ACCORDING to Diggs, Kis-
singer's remarks concerning An-
gola during his Latin American
tour have not been aided U.S.-
MPILA relations. "I can't say
what kind of progress we're go-

Fleming defends continuing
CIA, NSA campus recruiting

earst tells jury of
treats after arrest

President R o b b e n Fleming
last night defended Central In-
telligence Agency (CIA) and Na-
tional Security Agency (NSA)
job recruitment on campus be-
fore a standing room only
crowd in the Michigan Union
Despite charges that the Uni-
versity is collaborating with the
"intelligence community" by its
action, the administration has
refused to bar the two agencies
from holding interviews with
"IT IS A matter of individual
judgment, whethera student
seeks employment with one of
these agencies or not," asserted
Fleming in a debate with the
Coalition to Stop CIA/NSA Re-
cruitment on Campus.
"The coalition does not claim

cia Hearst wound up her three-
day chronicle of life in the ter-
rorist underground yesterday
and said she still feared death
from her onetime captors.
3 n t;ismnmr that reneatedlv

amination of the young heiress,
charged with taking part in a
San Francisco bank robbery af-
ter her abduction by the Harris-
es and others in the StA.*
Asked by her attorney if, as
she st on the witness stand, she

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