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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 89 -

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 14, 1976

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Back in business
After a long absence,, one of the better places
to eat is reopening today. The snack bar in the
basement of East Quad, more commonly known
as the Half-Ass Inn, will be offering the same fare
(with only slightly higher prices) starting at 8:30
this morning. Thanks must go to an ad-hoc com-
mittee which managed to persuade the LSA Hous-
ing Committee that the Half-Ass was worth all the
trouble. Hours are 8:30 .a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and
9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Rumor has it that they'll
still be serving the best french fries in town.
Happenings ..
. the Reading and Learning Skills Center is
*offering classes in speed reading, self manage-
ment and other academic arts. Registration will
be today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
1601 Washtenaw . . . the Center for Russian and
East European Studies is sponsoring a brown bag
lunch featuring Prof. Henryk Skolimowski speaking
on Communist countries and affluence at noon in
the Lane Hall Commons Room . . . SGC will hold
a coffee hour from 3-5 p.m. in its offices on the
Union's third floor . . . the Yoga Center of Ann
Arbor holds a free discussion of self-realization
groups at 7 p.m. at 500 Miller St. .. . The Univer-
sity Tae Kwon Do Club will give a demonstration
at 7 p.m. in Barbour Gym . . . the RC Lecture
Series presents 'U' Prof. David Jackson speaking
on "Recombinant DNA Methodology: Principles,
Applications and Societal Implications" at 7 p.m.
in the E. Quad Greene Lounge . . . Overeaters
Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. in Rm. 3205 of the
Union . . . MUSKET will hold a mass meeting
for those interested in working on "Hello Dolly"
at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Union . .
A men's consciousness raising group will meet at
7:30 p.m. in the Guild House . . . The Ann Arbor
Committee to 'Re-open the Rosenberg Case meets
at 8 p.m. in Rm. 122 of E. Quad.
Fightin' words
A young Melbourne, Australia, couple likes a
good argument so the pair started a free "Dial an
Argument" service for the public. During the first
day of their service last week, they received
over 100 calls before taking their telephone off the
hook. The two tried to provide an alternative
viewpoint on any subject from politics to cricket.
"We started it as an outlet for frustrated people
who may be finding it hard to give expression to
their problems while living their community roles,"
they explained.
That's religion biz
The Pallottine .Fathers, a Roman Catholic mis-
sionary order, supposedly throws away letters
asking for masses to be said if they don't contain
at least a $10 donation, according to the Baltimore
Sun. The paper said that although the order's
solicitation letters promise the priests will "pray
for you," workers are routinely instructed to simply
remove the donations and throw out the letters
unless the contribution is sizeable. According to
published reports, the Pallottines raised at least $8
million in 1974 but distributed less than $500,000 to
their overseas missions. Sounds like somebody is
having a good time.
Ticket' refund
If you received a speeding ticket driving through
Bloomington, Illinois, during the past 16 years, you
maybe able to get your money back now that the
city's traffic ordinance has been declared uncon-
stitutional. No one knows how many tickets have
been doled out since the ordinance went into effect
in 1959, but police caught 7,000 speeders last year
alone. It seems the ordinance set a speed limit
of 30 miles per hour but did not specifically forbid

motorists from exceeding that limit. Of course,
trying to get the money back probably would not
be worth the effort because the average fine was
only $30.
Pot shot
The much ballyhooed Southern Illinois University
experiment testing how marijuana influences male
sexual responses may not get off the ground. The
test, during which regular pot users will toke up
and watch pornographic movies while their sexual
reactions are measured, must be okayed by the
Justice Department because a controlled substance
will be used. Since the experiment has come under
attack from Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis.) among
many others, th Justice Department seems less
willing to extend immunity to the participants. By
the way, the cost of the two-year project is about
$120,000. Must be buying good stuff.
On the inside
The Editorial Page highlights a Pacific
News Service story on mercenaries fighting in
Angola . . Arts Page reviews Claude Bolling's

By AP and Reuter
ADDIS ABAB9, - A special Organization of
African Unity (OAU) summit on Angola ended
in failure yesterday with the civil war still rag-
ing and black African countries deeply divided
over the issue.
Wider American and Soviet involvement in
war-torn Angola was predicted by African diplo-
mats yesterday following failure of the OAU to
agree on a peace plan for the divided country.
THE WHITE HOUSE reacted to the OAU stale-
mate with an announcement that President Ford
will ask Congress when it returns from vacation
next week to lift a ban on U.S. assistance to An-
African leaders or their representatives spent
four days wrestling with the problem but when
they ended their deliberatings shortly before 6
a.m. local time yesterday they were unable even




Ford to request aid to Angola

to draw up a final resolution.
Instead a terse final statement said it had been
decided to adjourn the summit. Kenyan Vice-
President Arap Moi said afterwards "we failed
the people of Angola."
TWENTY-TWO member states wanted recog-
nition of the Soviet backed Popular Movement
for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). An equal
number sought a ceasefire, a government of na-
tional unity and an end to all foreign interven-
tion in the embattled former Portuguese colony.
Uganda and Ethiopia remained uncommitted.
The State Department's leading African ex-
pert, William Schaufele, said the United States
was not happy over the OAU's failure to reach

the "only satisfaction is that some of the Afri-
cans . . . who share our views were able to
block" any efforts to express support for the
In Moscow, the official news agency Tass im-
plied that last-minute "pressure from the United
States and other imperialist forces" helped de-
feat an OAU summit resolution that would have
given recognition to the MPLA.
DEEP DIVISIONS at the summit blocked re-
cognition of the MPLA as Angola's sole legiti-
mate government. Two allied groups aided by
the United States and South Africa, the National
Front - FNLA - and the National Union -
UNITA - also failed to get the OAU to renew

agreement on what to do about Angola. He said
its commitment to a three-sided coalition in the
former Portuguese colony.
OAU chairman President Idi Amin of Uganda,
exhausted from 12 hours of debate that ended at
dawn, said he and eight OAU vice chairmen
would take unspecified peace moves and report
to the next summit in Mauritius in June.
Most observers pictured the conference as a
humiliation for Africa - the first time in 12
years that the OAU has been unable to find a
compromise on an important continental issue.
LOPO DO NASCIMENTO, prime minister of
the MPLA, told reporters before the emergency
summit collapsed that the movement would con-
tinue to fight, regardless of OAU action. Holden
Roberto of the National Front and Jonas Savim-
bi of the United Front had said last week they
would fight as long as necessary.

Officials deny


Newspaper report
termed 'speculative'
A report that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit is
preparing to indict two nurses for the bizarre series of
patient deaths at the local Veterans Administration (VA)
Hospital was flatly denied yesterday by investigation
"No indictments are contemplated," said U.S. Attor-
ney Ralph Guy. He would say only that the five month
long investigation is continuing.
GUY REFUSED to say whether officials had accumulated
enough evidence in their probe to issue any indictments.
A copyrighted story in yesterday's Ann Arbor News said that
officials will ask for indictments of Leonora Perez, 31, who has

AP Photo

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

Rushed employes make their way along Jefferson Ave. in downtown Detroit yesterday. A snow plow heading in the opposite direc-
tion cleans the walks from the winter storm that moved into the Detroit area yesterday afternoon.
Penalties for cheati ng Surprise

moved to Chicago, and Filipina
the next two, weeks.
Richard Delonis, chief of the
criminal division of the Attor-
ney's Office, yesterday termed
'the story, "purely speculative."
"THE ONLY thing we can say
is that the grand jury investi-
gation is still in progress and
we are expecting further testi-
mony this week," Delonis added.
Other sources close to the
investigation also cast doubt on
the possibility of any prepa'ra-
tion of the two indictments.
Thomas O'Brien, the attorney
representing Narciso and Perez,
said he had not been informed
of any impending indictment re-
"THAT (THE News story)
was the first time, either for-
mally or informally, that we
had heard of anything."
Both women mentioned in the
story are registered nurses who
were on duty in the VA Hos-
pital's Intensive, C a r e. Unit
(ICU) lastesummer when, dur-
ing a two month period, over 50
patient respiratory attacks oc-
curred, resulting in 11 deaths.
After checking urine and bile
samples, FBI and hospital offi-
cials concluded that Pavulon, a
powerful neuro-muscular relax-
ant normally used during sur-
gery, had been intentionally ad-
ministered by someone to the
unsuspecting patients.
neither he nor his clients have
been informed of the alleged in-
See REPORTS, Pagge 7

Narciso, 29, of Ypsilanti within
war' in
BEIRUT, Lebanon (W)-Mos-
lem forces escalated a "famine
war" yesterday, blockading
Christian villages in an attempt
to force Christian gunmen to
lift a week-long siege of Pales-
tinian refugee camps in Beirut.
At the same time, firemen
brought under control 'a huge
fire that had raged in three
warehouses in Beirut's port, and
fighting swirled downtown and
elsewhere in the country, eav-
ing 53 persons killed and 107
wounded, with many more un-
counted in battle areas.
THE CASUALTY toll in Lab-
anon's civil war stood at more
than 8,000 dead and about 25,000
wounded since last April, and
the Egyptian government in
Cairo asked therArab League's
secretary - general, Mahmoud
Riad, to take urgent steps to end
the fighting.
A Moslem spokesman said his
side would lift its blockade in
See MOSLEMS, Page 10

The punishment administered to those
students caught cheating on exams has long
been a mystery to University students.
And Monday's literary college (LSA) ju-
diciary committee report, which outlined
relatively light penalties for that offense,
surprised students and professors who had
imagined harsher measures, an informal
Daily survey revealed yesterday.
OVER HALF of the 25 LSA undergradu-
ates polled last night thought that expul-

sion from the school was the likely punish-
ment for students caught cheating. Accord-
ing to student committee member, Rick
Lowrence, however, the committee has
never expelled anyone.
The committee, composed of three stu-
dents and three faculty members, hears
cases of alleged student dishonesty and
determines the appropriate penalty when
A summary report of the committee rul-
ings touched off a heated reaction Monday
among many faculty members who termed
the rulings "too lenient."

THE SUMMARY listed cases of forgery'
cheating on examinations, plagarism and
fabrication. The penalties for exam cheat-
ers included:
-a letter of reprimand;
-no credit for that part of the exam in
question; and
-a four-month suspension.
Lowrance, in response to faculty criti-
cism, said, "People can't look at that
(summary) and simply make a judgement
on it. There are more factors involved."
English Prof. Walter Clark agreed with
Lowrance, but insisted that there was a
See CHEATING, Page 10

Ford names Morton
to Cabinet as White
House Counsellor
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - President Ford yesterday named former
Commerce Secretary Rogers Morton as a cabinet-rank White
House counsellor and put him in charge of political liaison with
the Republican party and the Ford campaign committee.
Presidential Press Secretary Ron Nessen told reporters that
Morton's "liaison activities will be incidental to his other duties."
MORTON, a long-time friend of the President and highly re-
garded as a political operator among Republicans, will be respon-
sible for advising the President on domestic and economic policy
matters, at a $44,600 a year salary.
These two policy areas would be Morton's "substantive du-
ties" Nessen said.


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