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Latest Deadline in the State

Vol. LXXXVI, No. 148

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, April 1, 1976

10 Cents Eight Pages

One more time
Former Democratic State Rep. Marvin Stempien,
who unsuccessfully challenged Republican Marvin
Esch for his Congressional seat in 1972, is going to
give it another try. Stempien will formally announce
his candidacy Saturday morning for the Demo-
cratic Congressional nomination. He joins Monroe
County Commissioner Delbert Hoffman and Dr.
Ed Pierce as active contenders for the nomination.
Pierce narrowly lost to John Reuther in the 1972
Congressional primary.
Sweet scent
The fame, or perhaps noteriety, of the Ann Arbor
Hash Bash, seems to have spread a little farther
this year-into the Michigan House of Represen-
tatives. Yesterday, legislative sponsors of a pot
reform bill hurried it into a vote fearing that,
"potentially adverse publicity," emanating from
today's Hash Bash might spoil the legislative soup,
according to Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor),
one of the bill's co-sponsors. The strategy has less
than an optimal effect however. With the vote
running 63-37 against the measure, only the possi-
bility of re-consideration keeps the bill afloat.
Happenings ...
. . .are topped, of course, by the Hash Bash,
which will start at about 12:00 on the diag .
If you're in the mood after that, Rosabeth Moss
Kanter is speaking on "Women and Organizations:
How Organization Structure Shapes Work Beha-
vior and Work Prospects," at 4:00 in the Rackham
Amphitheatre ... There are selected readings from
the poetry and writing of the late Rev. J. Edgar
Edwards being given at Guild House, 802 Monroe,
at 7:30 . . . Weather Report with Dave Liebman
kick out the jams at Hill Aud. at 8:00, for ticket info
call 763-1107 . . . Michael Andes leads an experi-
mental workshop on "Gestalt therapy: Attaining
wholeness," at Canterbury House, at 8:00 . . .
Prof. Kenneth Maxwell of the Institute for Ad-
vanced Study lectures in the Rackham Assembly
Hall at 8:00 on "Revolution and Counter-Revolution
in Portugal, 1974-76." . .. There's a benefit concert
at the Ark, 1421 Hill for the Food Action Coalition,
with the doors opening at 8:30. Folk singers Michael
Smith, Dick Siegel and Fred Small are featured,
and there is a $1.50 donation.
Scooped again
The Washington reporters who were outscooped
on the Watergate story are now having trouble
catching the premier of All The President's Men,
the movie based on the book by Bob Woodward and
Carl Bernstein, whose investigative reporting sent
Nixon back to California. Many of the reporters
who paid $25 were unable to obtain seats to the
benefit showing in Washington's Kennedy Center.
The ballyhooed flick features heartthrobs Robert
Redford and Dustin Hoffman as the reporters who
changed the course of recent history. Premiers in
New York and Los Angeles are also sold out, as
they've found another way to bring Watergate into
our lives.
Moon rock madness
The Apollo moon rocks are being stored in a
facility so inadequate that scientists are afraid
they may be destroyed. Dr. Larry Haskins, chief
of the Johnson Space Center's lunar and earth
sciences, warns that "the building they are in now
is not fire proof. The roof leaks and we've tried for
years to fix it and we can't do it." Haskins aid a
tornado, hurricane or fire could easily wipe out
the sealed collection of precious materials from
six lunar sites, or that their value could be ruined
by exposure to atmosphere. 'NASA has asked
Congress for $2.8 million to build a more secure
facility, but the House refused to appropriate
the funds. Meantime, about 121 pounds of the lunar
stuff has been transferred to a subterranean San
Antonio vault, although the rest could easily be

"wiped out by natural hazard or human accident,"
according to Haskins. "The walls around the place
where they're kept are so thin I could kick them
down," he laments.
Heavy heist
Five Canadian bandits used a 50mm antiaircraft
gun to snatch a cool $1.6 million in cash from an
armored truck in Montreal yesterday in what
police are calling, "the biggest single armed
robbery in the history of Quebec and probably all
of Canada." The robbers persuaded the truck
driver from Brink's Canada Ltd. to open the cash
door by pointing the weapon at him. Brink's and
the Commercial Union Insurance company are of-
fering rewards up to $125,000 for information lead-
ing to the arrest'of pursuasive purloiners.
On the inside...
Editorial Page features the AATU's Robert
Miller assessing the progress of the tenant's move-
ment . . . And Arts Page has Kurt Harju's review


eamsters go on strife

N. ocourt
will not block
QuinlIan case
By AP and Reuter
TRENTON, N.J. - Karen Quinlan's parents won the right in
New Jersey Supreme Court yesterday to allow their comatose
daughter to die, climaxing a legal battle they began almost a year
The court, in a 7-0 ruling, appointed Joseph Quinlan legal
guardian of his 22-year-old daughter and said he could let her
die if he can find competent medical authorities who agree with
him that there is no reasonable possibility of her recovery.
THE NEW JERSEY attorney general said there would be no
immediate decision on whether the state would appeal the decision.

Joseph and Julia Quinlan said
on TV,
LOS ANGELES () - Ronald
Reagan, his quest for the Re-
publican presidential nomina-
tion dormant for a week, took
to the air waves last night and
said the nation is "wandering
without aim" in its foreign poli-
cy and dangerously inferior in
military strength.
Reagan said he does not want
to live "in a world where the
Soviet Union is No. 1" and
quoted Henry Kissinger as say-
ing his job as secretary of
state is to negotiate for an ac-
ceptable second-place position.
said the quotation Reagan at-
tributed to the secretary was
false and "totally irresponsi-
See REAGAN, Page 2

they would not ask to have their
daughter's respirator discon-
nected until the state has time
to decide on a possible appeal.
Joseph Quinlan told a later
news conference at Landing,
New Jersey, that he foresaw
no problem in finding doctors to
agree with him that the respira-
tor should be disconnected. He
plans immediately to confer
with doctors at the hospital
where Karen lies comatose.
"THIS IS the decision we have
been praying for," Julia Quinlan
Asked about her daughter's
prospects for recovery, Julia
Quinlan said: "There is no hope
and there hasn't been any. If
we had any hope we would
never have started this."
The court said if the Quinlans
choose to let their daughter die,
"this decision should be ac-
cepted by a society the over-
whelming majority of whose
members would, we think, in
similar circumstances exercise
such a choice in the same way
for themselves or for tiose
closest to them."
The doctors now treating
Karen Quinlan had cought
against her parents' suit :o turn
off the support systems v~hich
have kept the young woman
breathing since shortly after she
fell into the coma on April 15,
1975. She has never regained

PALESTINIAN ARABS and their supporters m rch against Israeli actions in the Mideast
during a noon rally on the Diag yesterday.

to end
Ill. (T - Teamters set up
scattered picket lines in
several s t a t e s early this
morninz as negotiations on
a nationwide contract con-
tinued past the midnight
Representatives of t h e
Teamsters Union and the
trucking industry met with
President Ford's top labor
troubleshooters in this Chi-
cago suburb. The strike
deadline had been set for
midnight CST-1 a.m. EST
-but it passed with no new
word from the negotiators.
Meanwhile, some Teamsters
along the East Coast and in
Detroit started picketing.
represents 400,000 drivers
who handle 60 per cent of
the nation's manufactured
goods. A nationwide strike
would be the first since the
u n i o n started negotiating
master contracts in 1964.
Teamsters Local 299, the big-
gest in the Detroit area, said
pickets were out around the
city. A spokesperson said 500
Detroit firms are under con-
tract and a majority were un-
officially on strike, while 16
firms had signed interim agree-
ments and were being permit-
ted by Teamsters to operate.
THERE WERE similar re-
ports from Teamsters Local
375 in Buffalo, N.Y., where pic-
kets were out at more than 100
trucking firms.
Teamsters officials in North
Carolina and South Carolina
also called for truck drivers to
go on strike.
W. C. Barbee, president of
the Teamsters Joint Council No.
9, said the strike was declared
after union officials received
a telegram from negotiators in
Arlington Heights saying talks
See UNION, Page 2


Local Arabs stage protest
against Israeli 'Oppression'

Chanting, "Jewish people yes, Zionism no,"
some 100 Palestinians and Arab sympathizers
gathered on the Diag yesterday to protest the
recent attacks on Palestinians in Israeli oc-
cupied Arab Jerusalem.
Sponsored by the Organization of Arab Stu-
dents and the Arab community in Ann Arbor,
the protest was one of the most vocal and
enthusiastic in recent history. The demon-
stration came just one day after the fatal
shooting of six Arab-Israeli men and boys by
Israeli security forces, during the worst rioting
in Israel's 28 year history.
HOISTING SIGNS saying, "Israeli 'benign'
occupation is malignant expansion," and "Self
determination is the sole solution," the crowd
swelled to about 200 as they made their way
down Liberty to City Hall.
According to one demonstrator, the protest
made a show of support "for our brothers who

are being beaten, jailed and murdered by
Israelis armed with American guns and
American money."
A handout circulated by the Arab student
organization, claimed that "throughout the
Israeli occupation, Israel has persistently at-
tempted to alter the legal status and the
political, economic, cultural, demographic and
physical character of Jerusalem, the West
Bank and the Gaza."
MOHAMED MASRI, representative for the
Arab community and student organization,
asserted these Israeli actions "are not new-
the oppression of human rights by the Jewish
state has just now been revealed by the
The marchers arrived at City Hall and began
taking up a chant in Arabic. After their request
to speak to Mayor Wheeler was unanswered,
they vowed to show up at the April 4 City
Council meeting.


The U. S. Air Force will dis-
continue funding the controver-
sial fuel cloud explosion re-
search carried on in the Univer-
sity's Aerospace Engineering
Dept. after May 20, according
to an official Air Force docu-
ment released yesterday.
"There are no plans for the
continuation of the University
of Michigan work due to chang-
es in program priority," states
the document, sent from the Air
Force Development and Test
Center at Eglin Air Force Base
in Florida.
UNCONFINED fuel cloud de-
tonations similar to those being
studied here were applied dur-
ing the Vietnam War in the
form of a "CBU-55" weapon,
according to the document
signed by Maj. Lester Smith-
and the professors in charge of
the research were aware of
"the Air Force use of the re-
search results and the applica-
tion of the same to weapons de-
velopment programs," the let-
ter states.




Force) has to be up to date on
the best things available."
HE SAID he had known about
the contract's curtailment for
"the last couple of weeks" and
that the Air Force notice to his
department concerning the cut-
off "did not go into any detail."
Nicholls further indicated he
was disappointed with the Air
Force action, saying, "I would
much rather go ahead - we
had two Ph.D.'s going on it,"
(for graduate students doing
the research).
Elham Elahi, a student mem-
ber of the Classified Research
Review Committee assigned to
study research requests, includ-
ing the fuel cloud study, claim-
ed he was not told of the con-
tract's non-renewal.
"THEY usually don't tell any-
body," he said, referring to Uni-
versity departments in general.
Elahi and the two University
professors on the committee
were charged with deciding
whether or not the research
violated regental guidelines

doing it here they'll be doing it er University officials, as well
somewhere else." as with the remaining members
He had already met with Uni- of his committee.
versity President Robben Flem- The other committee mem-
ing once to discuss the research, bers were unavailable for com-
and planned meetings with oth- ment last night.

KEN FEIT, who calls himself an "itinerant fool," performs
one of his various acts heralding April Fool's Day.
~'Fool-,' dr"aws, laughs
w~f~th religious sow
Nary a sound can be heard. Ken Feit the "fool" seats himself
next to a lone candle in the darkened room, and the audience

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