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Latest Deadlline in the State

Vol. LXXXVI, No. 154

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, April 8, 1976

10 Cents

Ten Pages

Nurses voting
The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) votes
today whether to ratify its first contract with the
University. The MNA, which represents about 800
non-supervisory nurses at the University, is ex-
pected to approve the contract. Neither side will
divulge details of the contract until after ratifica-
tion. It appears, however, that both sides are rea-
sonably satisfied with the agreement, which is the
product of 13 months of hard bargaining. The
MNA bargaining team will recommend that the
membership approve the contract. The election
will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the West Lecture
Hall of Medical Science II.
Snuffing Suff
A group of 35 Ann Arbor women, calling them-
selves "Women to Stop Snuff," have been meeting
regularly recently to discuss tactics for preventing
the widely discussed film from appearing in the
area. The women, who will speak publicly only as
a collective, object to the racist and sexist nature
of the film, which shows the simulated dismem-
berment of a woman. The group argues that the
film "shows violence in an erotic way . . . for the
sake of profit and supposed entertainment." They
feel the film is "a threat to our existence," and
say it should be banned from this country altogeth-
er. "We don't know where, when, or if the film
is coming," they say, "we just want to be on our
Happenings ...
begin pretty early today with a demonstra-
tion at the Department of Social Services at 120
Catherine St. at 9:00 to protest cutbacks in wel-
fare services . . 'U' Carilloneur Hudson Ladd
talks about playing the bells at noon in the Pen-
dleton Center of the Union . . . Tonight's your last
chance to take a first jump course offered by the
U-M Skydivers, at 7:00, 1042 East Engineering . .
Pi Lambda Theta, the national honorary sorority
for women in education, is holding its annual
initiation at 7:00 in the fourth floor assembly room
of Rackham . . . The sex and sexuality conference
concludes this evening in the Union with work-
shops on women and their sexual identity, the poli-
tics of contraception, and bioenergetics, starting
at 7:30 . . . D. Clinton reads from his poetry at
Guild House, 802 Monroe, at 7:30 . . . The Under-
graduate political science association meets in
6602 Haven Hall at 7:30 . . . Carl Oglesby and
others speak on "Politics of Bliss & the Psychic
Revolution, also in Rm. 126 of the Residential Col-
lege, at 7:30 . . . The Residential College Players
present Shakespeare's The Tempest this evening
at 8:00 and Friday at 2:00 and 8:00 at the East
Quad Auditorium, for $1.00
Some 100 West Point cadets could be involved
in a cheating scandal now under investigation, the
Army says. The case centers around a home study
assignment in an electrical engineering course tak-
en Mostly by juniors at the U. S. Military Acad-
emy. First word of the inquiry came in a tele
phone call Tuesday to the New York Times. "It
makes me angry," said the caller, who would iden-
tify himself only as a cadet. "I don't cheat, why
should they?" This mess coincides with yester-
day's opening of a grand jury investigation of a
plebe football player accused of raping a house-
wife at knifepoint at her home 10 miles from the
New York school.
Close Call
A 14-year-old boy brandishing a toy gun in imi-
tation of what he had seen on the cop show "Star-
sky and Hutch" nearly triggered a real life tragedy
yesterday, as nervous members of the Miami po-
lice's special weapons team rushed to his apart-
ment in response to a neighbor's call. Johnny Bar-

cena, described by his mother as having a learn-
ing disability, pointed a realistic-looking gun at a
group of elderly neighbors and said, "Don't move.
This is the police." All nine members of the city's
Special Weapons and Tactics Squad and about a
dozen other officers surrounded the building in
what became a two-hour standoff. They were espe-
cially uptight because three area police officers
had been killed in an incident less than a week
ago. The situation became further complicated
when Johnny's mother, away from home, heard
radio reports that there was a gunman in the
building, and called Johnny to instruct him not to
open the door to anyone. The situation was re-
solved when the boy's stepfather grabbed a police
bullhorn, and explained the misunderstanding to
On the inside...
Editorial Page has a Pacific News Service story
about America's Vietnamese orphans . . . Art
Page features Records in Review . . . And on
Sports Page Bob Miller serves up the story on
Michigan's tennis match with Eastern Michigan


nixes pot,
By the slim margin of 54-52,
the Michigan House voted down
Tuesday a bill which would
have reduced the penalty for
the possession of less than 18
grams of marijuana from a pos-
sible one year in prison and a
$1,000 fine toa 90-day jail sen-
Initially introduced in Rep.
Perry Bullard's (D-Ann Arbor)
Civil Rights Committee, the
measure under-went several
attempts before emerging in its
considerably weakened form for
Tuesday's vote.
THE MOST significant revi-
sion was the removal of a con-
troversial provision which had
called for automatic probation
for first offenders. The deletion
came after a preliminary vote
last Wednesday, resoundingly
rejected the legislation. The mo-
tion was supposed to have at-
tracted the support of crucial
wavering moderates.
Bullard and chief sponsor
Rep. William Bryant (R-Grosse
Pointe) pointed to political mo-
tivations as the reason for the
bill's failure.
"I thought we had a decent
shot at it," said Bryant, "but
the longer it went on, the more
people started to think about
things like re-election."
BULLARD echoed this view
saying: "People voted the way
they thought their most back-
ward and ignorant constituents
wanted them to. They didn't
want to be on record as voting
for it."
Bullard also charged oppon-
ents of the proposalgwith con-
ducting "a lot of unrealistic
See STATE, Page 10





Harris may shelve
quest for presidency
By The Associated Press
Jimmy C a r t e r, Henry
Jackson and Morris Udall-
the candidate who woke up
yesterday morning a loser-
plunged without pause into
the campaign for Pennsyl-
vania's presidential pri-
mary, a contest that could
be their Democratic show-
There are other candi-
dates waiting to test them
later, and there is Sen. Hu-
bert Humphrey, biding his
time and looking for run- UIdull
ning room after the pri-
mary season is over. 1
BUT IT IS evident now that
the Pennsylvania balloting on
April 27 will sort things out
among the current crop of pri-
mary contenders, w h i c h ap-
parently shrunk by one yester-
Sources in Washington said
former Oklahoma Sen. Fred
Harris, whose campaign has
been dogged by a lack of funds,<r
had decided to end active cam-
paigning, though he would still'5
try to seek the nomination at
the national convention. Harris
got only one per cent of the vote f
in Wisconsin's primary Tuesday.Jackson
Carter won that presidential
preference vote with 37 per cent
of the ballots, edging Udall, who
held a premature victory cele-
bration election night. Early yes-
terday, late-counted ballots turn-
ed things around.
CARTER HAD gone to bed in
Milwaukee talking as though he
had been defeated, although he
never conceded. He got up to
tell his supporters: "We're num-
ber one," and to wave a news-
paper witha banner headline
saying he had been upset.
"And we won anyhow," the
former Georgia governor said.
For Udall, it was a night of
disappointment. "Oh, how sweet
See TOP, Page 10 Carter

U.S. SENATE hopeful Dr. Ed Pierce talks to a passer-by on the Diag yesterday.

Pierce attacks


In a speech given from the steps of the Gradu-
ate Library, congressional hopeful Dr. Edward
Pierce said, "I resent the idea that my govern-
ment spied on me."
Speaking to nearly 200 people, the Ann Arbor
Democrat promised that, "in Washington I will
try to stop the spying or at least be 1 of 435
trying to stop it."
PIERCE, who is running for the Second Con-
gressional District, ran for the seat once before
but lost in the August primary to John Reuther
by 81 votes. This year he faces Marvin Stempien
and Monroe County Commissioner Delbert Hoff-

Pierce, 46, attacked the state of the economy
saying, "this area is the hardest hit by the re-
To remedy this unemployment problem he
promised to work for counter-cyclical employ-
ment - the government providing jobs when
the economy takes a dive. "The government
must be the employer as a last resort," he said.
PIERCE thought it was, "a disgrace that
Rockefeller didn't pay any taxes in 1969" and
believes, "we need tax reform and we need to
close the loopholes."
He cites defense spending as the major reason
that, "this country's priorities are mixed up."
See PIERCE, Page 10

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is true in all its grim
detail, but the names have been changed to protect
the reputations (and printouts) of all involved.

Smear campaign

A matchless
time on the
date circuit

Computer dates.
The words inevitably conjure up images of lonely
hearts, unable to get dates in the conventional way,
grasping at the final straw in a last ditch attempt
to find everlasting happiness.
THIS CONCEPTION can't be entirely true, how-
ever. After all, I, along with 1,500 others, signed up
for the UAC Computer Date Match when the craze hit
the campus several weeks ago, and I am far from
being a lonely heart, right?
Having scraped up the necessary $3 for the entry
fee, I next tackled the lengthy questionnaire which
was formulated to determine the degree of com-
patibility'among the computer date candidates.
The questions-dealing with background, appear-
ance, shared interests, attitudes and values-ranged
from, "I am willing to sacrifice much of my social
life in order to achieve my academic goals," to "I
am proud of my body and love to show it off."
See A, Page 10


Evidence surfaced yesterday which ties the
covert smear campaign being waged in the cur-
rent Michigan Student Assembly elections to one
of the political parties running a slate of candi-
dates: the Responsible Alternative Party (RAP).
Copies of a bogus policy flyer which purports
to represent the views of the Student Organizing
Committee (SOC) were distributed at several
points on campus yesterday morning. One of
those points was Mary Markley Hall.
A MARKLEY resident (who declined to be
identified in print) reported seeing two men tap-
ing up copies of the fake flyer, as well as a sheet
promoting RAP, at 4 o'clock that morning.



"I could have sworn one of them was Bob
Matthews," the witness added. Matthews is a
RAP candidate for the Student Assembly.
A Markley RA also reported seeing two long-
haired men between 3 and 5 o'clock, passing the
leaflets under doors. He was, however, unable
to identify the pair.
THE anti-SOC smear campaign began last
week when handouts were pasted up in several
University buildings accusing the University of
murdering "466 beagle puppies" and charging
that SOC had aided in covering up the slaughter.
The leaflet was signed by the "Committee to
Stop CIA/NSA Recruitment on Campus" and the
See SMEAR, Page 10


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Will Hua survive
political struggle?
By REUTER with AP Analysis
PEKING - China yesterday named a new premier and dis-
missed the once-powerful Teng fsiao-ping after a bitter three-
month leadership struggle that flared into street riots this week.
Strict security measures were clamped on the capital after
Radio Peking announced Acting Premier Hua Kuo-feng had been

power shakeup
Violence surprises
local Ch ina experts
Three University Professors specializing in Chinese affairs
admitted surprise toward the recent violent disturbances in that
country and painted an uncertain future upon yesterday's ascen-
sion of Acting Premier Hua Kuo-feng to the full premier post.
Chairman Mao Tse-tung yesterday elevated Hua to the full
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