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DEFENSE
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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 130

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 2, 1976

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Voter registration
Next Monday is the deadline for registering to
vote in the April 5th city election. Registrars will
stand by in the Fishbowl this week for any and
all persons who wish to become eligible voters.
Next month's election includes a city council race
in each ward, plus ballot proposals on door-to-door
voter registration, preferential balloting for mayor
and a one-mill levy for street maintenance.
"
Happenings.. .
. . . can take you anywhere from the football
field to outer space today. At noon, Economics
Professors Gardner Ackley and William Shephard
offer a program on "Economic Research and Cur-
rent Issues" in Rm. 102 of the Economics Bldg.
. Future Worlds presents scientist Gerard
O'Neill with a lecture on his proposal for space
colonization, at 3 p.m. in Hill Auditorium . . . a
meeting for all students interested in an anthro-
pology major begins at 4 in 229 Angell Hall . . .
Jorge Luis Borges lectures on "The writer and his
Destiny" at 4 in MLB Aud. 3 . . . William Staf-
ford reads his poetry at 4:10 in the Union's Pen-
dleton Rm . . . the MSA steering committee and
MSA itself meet in Rm. 3909 at the Union at 7 p.m.
and 8 p.m., respectively . . . anyone with ideas
for next fall's football halftime shows should show
up at the Marching Band's meeting at 7:30 in Re-
velli Hall . . . the Food Action Coalition sponsors
a forum on food in Ann Arbor at 7:30, 331 Thomp-
son St. . . . and Women in Communications hold a
discussion of advertising at 7:30 in the Journalism
Lounge, on the second floor of the LSA Bldg.
Blasting the past
Officials at the Arts and Science Museum in St.
Paul, Minn., have asked construction workers to
stop their blasting at a nearby redevelopment site
because the shocks are cracking their 80-million-
year-old triceratops skeleton. On display since 1965,
the bones of the horned, plant-eating dinosaur have
already been cracked in the lower jaws and some
certebrae, and museum attorney John Hoeschler
fears the skeleton could crumple into 80 million-
year-old dust if moisture gets into the cracks and
causes mineral salts in the bones to crystalize.
Blasting for the construction has been delayed
until special shock-cushioning system can be in-
stalled underneath the triceratops.
War of the worlds
As if they haven't already got enough to worry
about, the U. N. is scratching its collective head
over whether to keep or kill any living beings
brought back from Mars. Scientists arguing both
sides of this compelling issue have submitted a
report to the U. N. Committee on the Peaceful
Uses of Outer Space, urging the question not be
left to individual governments. One side wants to
keep the little buggers-if, indeed, they exist -
for scientific study. The other wants to destroy
them immediately lest they infect the earth or de-
vour Pittsburgh, or something like that. While no
life has yet been discovered on the Red Planet,
"the theoretical potential for unknown danger is
so important that no risk can be taken." Sound
familiar, Committee B?
Things go better with HoJ()
You're ordering a meal at an Atlanta, Go.,
Howard Johnson's, and you've just asked for a
Coke. "Sorry," says the waitress, "but we don't
serve Coke. We can only sell you HoJo cola."
You're puzzled. You know all colas are pretty
much alike, and that most restaurants serve which-
ever they have on hand without bothering to ex-
plain the substitution. Noticing your confusion, the
waitress explains how the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola
Co. has just won a court judgment requiring the
restaurant to preserve and protect the cola giant's
trademarks of "Coke" and "Coca-Cola." "They
say they're carrying on a vigilant campaign against
copyright violators," she continues. "They say
their company 'must and will take whatever steps
are necessary including recourse to the courts to
protect the integrity of these trademarks.' " You
drink the HoJo. It tastes like Coke.

O th
On the insid(e (...
Arts Page offers a review from Jeff Selbst of
the Yehudi Menuhin benefit concert last Saturday
... Editorial Page features an analysis by Elham
Elhai of 'U' research funded by the Department of
Defense . .. and Sports Editor Bill Stieg tells you
what happened at last night's basketball game in
Minnesota.
On the outside...
It's good-by to the snow again! A storm moving

Lion lovers

DETROIT (UPI) - Fed-
eral authorities named two
nurses yesterday as sus-
pects in a mass murder
case last summer at the
Ann Arbor Veterans Ad-
ministration H o s p i t a 1
and cited a dying cancer
patient as one of its major
witnesses.
Named in the legal brief
filed in U. S. District Court
in Detroit were Filipina
Narciso, of Ypsilanti, and
Leonara Perez, a former
Ann Arbor resident.
THE BRIEF, described by
legal experts as highly unusual,
was the first public acknowl-
AP Photo edgement that the government
was building a case against the
two women.
The latest development came
six months after the FBI first
entered the case to investigate
more than two dozen mysteri-
ous breathing failures in the
hospital's intensive care ward.
Eleven patients died amid
deliberately injected a powerful
h Council muscle relaxing drug into
(D-Second patients.
Kenworthy
pposed the AS MANY as six patient
deaths were considered suspi-
officially cious enough by the FBI to
an Central spark the murder probe.
i in the Na- Narciso and Perez, both for-
storic Plac- merly assigned to nursing du-
ties in the intensive ward, were
ulted from named in a document that ask-
a report of ed the court's permission to
istoric Dis- obtain evidence from Richard
tee. T h e Neely, of Osceola, Ind.
najority re- Federal sources said they
the chang- believe Neely was a murder

target while a patient in the
hospital last summer.
Federal investigators said
Neely is dying of bladder can-
cer.
THEY said Neeley told them.
he saw one of the suspects in
his room last July 30 at 'the
moment he apparently was in-
jected with a potentially lethal
drug, which stopped his breath-
ing.
Investigators said Neely told
them he shouted for help, but
the nurse whirled around and
left the room quickly. When he
was shown photographs of the
women, investigators said, he
identified the nurse in his

GANDY DANCER EXPANSION:
Restaurant plans OI~

room as Perez.
Federal prosecutors said they
wanted court permission to
take a deposition, a legal state-
ment under oath, from Neely
for evidence in the event of a
trial.
Thomas- O'Brien, an Ann
Arbor attorney who represents
Narciso and Perez, said he
woiild oppose the government's
attempts to take a deposition
from Neely on grounds that
there have been no indictments
in the case.
Federal prosecutor Richard
Delonis said he was taking the
unusual step because he fears
Neely may die before indict-
ments are issued.

By DAVID GARFINKEL grounds, claiming that restaur-
ant owner Chuck Muer's propos-
The long-debated city ordin- ed changes would damage the
ance to allow structural changes historic and architectural val-
in the Gandy Dancer restaur- Lie of the building.
ant, was passed by City Coun-
cil last night by an 8-to-3 vote. See related story, Page 2
The controversial measure, - -
which was initially approved at "HISTORIC preservation is an
a first reading on February 2, important part of where we are
has been the subject of heated today," said Mayor Al Wheel-
dispute for months. Opponents er, explaining his interpretation
have protested on aesthetic of ,prevailing community opin-
e " "
Otganiazation aids
political prisoners
By DANA BAUMANN
Two University of Chile students face torture and possible
death - not for theft, murder or any violent actions - but
because their ideological beliefs differ from those of the
current Chilean regime. Their cases have recently been
adopted by Amnesty International (AI), a non-political group
working to help political prisoners, according to Al regional
chairwoman Ginetta Sagan.
Sagan, speaking at the International Center yesterday, said
that the plight of the two Chilean students was typical of
the political victims the Al aids.
FOUNDER of AI's western branch in 1972, Sagan explained
that "the Al exists to aid those imprisoned solely for their
ideas, religion, or race. We aid victims regardless of the
political ideology of the country and try to expose violations
of human rights."
The Al, which was instrumental in the release of over
13,000 political prisoners since its foundation in 1962, has
established a network of informants throughout the eastern,
western and Third World nations. These informants risk
their lives to provide valuable documentation and accounts
of political arrest and torture to the 30 national sections lo-
cated throughout the world.
Sagan, who was born in Italy and worked with the Italian
Resistance during World War II, was imprisoned by the
See AGENCY, Page 2
Faculty tables grade
orievance discussion

ion. He, along with
members Carol Jones
Ward) and Jamie
(D-Fourth Ward), o
measure. -
The building is
known as.the Michig
Depot and is included
tional Register of Hi
es.
The ordinance res
recommendations in
the Division Street H
trict Study Commit
committee issued a n
port, which favored

Vote expert claims
'76 earo liberal
By MICHAEL YELLIN
Despite former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter's victory in
the New Hampshire primary last week, a director of the Univer-
sity's Institute for Social Research (ISR) says that this is the
year of the liberal democrat.
Political Science Prof. Warren Miller, a leading authority on
public opinion research, asserts that the national electorate is
more liberal now than it has been in some time and that "a
Democratic party candidate with a clear left of center stance
would do quite well."
CARTER WON in New Hampshire with 30 per cent of the
vote. Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona ran second winning 23 per
cent of the vote.
Miller suggests that, "if Udall makes a strong showing
in Massachusetts, he will be an increasingly likely liberal Demo-
ratic candidate."
Miller bases his speculations on public opinion surveys and
See MILLER, Page 2

es adopted by Council, and a
minority report, which was more
conservative.
JONES offered the minority
report as a substitute motion,
but it was defeated 8 to 3. Ken-
worthy offeredha last-minute
amendment to the original ord-
inance, which was also defeat-
ed.
Although there was overwhel-
ming support for the ordinance,
it was clear that even among
supporters there was dissatis-
faction. Speaking of the design
submitted to Council by the
committee, Councilman Roger
Bertoia (R-Third Ward) crack-
ed, "Like most horses design-
ed by a committee, it came out
looking lake a camel."
The ordinance outlines restric-
tions which only allow additions
to be built between the build-
ings which are used for the
restaurant. The front and back
of each building must remain
unaltered.
THE RESTRICTIONS also
stipulate that "there is to be
no attempt to imitate or repli-
cate the stonework of the ori-
ginal buildings."
The ordinance also prohibits
any additions on the west side
of the Express Office or the east
side of the Baggage Room.

bern hopefuls wage final battle
before Massachusetts primary

By AP and Reuter
BOSTON - While the din of
campaign speakers echoed
through narrow downtown
streets, Democrats waged their
election-eve search for votes
yesterday in a Massachusetts
presidential primary where the
ballot reads like a candidate
census.
With eight major candidates
and a no preference line carv-
ing up the vote, Massachusetts
will produce a minority winner
today while dividing its 104 na-
tional convention delegates in
proportion to the popular vote
share each entry gets.
SO YESTERDAY was a day
of endorsements, speeches,
leaflets, final efforts to per-
suade voters in a contest so
divided it won't take many bal-
lots to alter the order of finish.
A poor finish by former Geor-
gia Gov. Jimmy Carter, Ala-

bama Gov. George Wallace,
Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona,
or Senator Henry Jackson to-
day would lead some political
experts to write off their chanc-
es of winning the Democratic
presidential nomination.
The experts do not expect any
of the candidates to win more
than 20 per cent of the vote, so
one or two percentage points
could be vital.
VERMONT also votes today,
in a primary that will rank can-
didates but will not commit
delegates. Carter, 1972 Demo-
cratic vice presidential candi-
date Sargent Shriver and for-
mer Oklahoma Sen. Fred Har-
ris are on the Democratic bal-
lot there.
President Ford is unonosed
in Vermont, but former Califor-
nia Gov. Ronald Reagan is on
the Massachusetts ballot with
him. Neither Ford nor Reagan

has campaigned here, but the
President's organization h a s
spent about $200,000 on tele-
phone and advertising efforts.
There are 43 Republican dele-
gates at stake in Massachu-
setts, to be divided in propor-
tion to the Ford and Reagan
showings.
THERE ARE 1.31 million reg-
istered Democrats, 1.1 million
independents, and 461,000 regis-
tered Republicans in Massachu-
setts.
State Secretary Paul Guzzi
said he expected a turnout of
between 35 and 40 per cent of
the voters.
Wallace, out for his first pri-
mary of the year, made a four-
stop tour of the state before
wrapping up his campaign in
Boston, where he was expected
to ride a wave of opposition to
the court-ordered busing of
school children for racial inte-
gration.

By MAUREEN NOLAN
The literary college (LSA)
faculty yesterday tabled sev-
eral motions which would have
changed the procedure for
handling grade grievances.
After more than. an hour of
debate at their regular monthly
meeting, faculty members could
not agree on how-or even if-
changes should be made in the
current system for dealing with
grades contested as unfair,
biased or capricious by a stu-
dent.
UNDER THE present system,
a student may take his grade
grievance before a departmental
committee, but the instructor
has the final word on the grade
change regardless of the com-
mittee's recommendations,

-the final decision would be
left with the instructor, but a
note would be attached to the
student's transcript pointing out
that a departmental committee
had recommended a change of
the grade;
-the LSA dean would be given
the final authority for a grade
change.
As the system stands now, the
dean has the imolied power to
change a grade. The fourth mo-
tion would have made this pow-
er exulicit, allowing the student
f, netition the dean directly with
his grade grievance.
DURING THE debate, one
committee member suggested
that instructors found guilty of
unfair grading should be pen-
alized.
According to LSA Dean Billy

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