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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 155

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 9, 1976

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Clap service
The Washtenaw County Board of Commission-
ers Wednesday night authorized the signing of a
contract between the county and the University
Health Service for a joint VD program. The pro-
gram provides for VD diagnosis, treatment. and
counseling for any county resident desiring the ser-
vice during specified hours at the Health Service
office. The county will pay an annual rate of $24,-
000 to the University in return for use of its facil-
ities and services. Last year, over 4,000 people were
diagnosed in University and Ypsilanti clinics alone,
with 15 per cent eventually receiving treatment.
The estimated fee for the service is $8.
False alarm
Classes were interrupted yesterday at the MLB
when a sheetmetal worker bumped a heat detector
setting off a fire alarm. About half the 10:00 a.m.
classes got out 10 minutes early as a result. One
unidentified University employe commented, "Well
at least we know the things work."
It takes a thief
A Michigan resident visiting Ohio found out
Wednesday someone liked his red-white-and-blue
Michigan license plates. Paul Perez told police
someone stole the plates from his car while it was
parked at a local motel. But thesthief didn't leave
Perez empty handed. Perez found an old Ohio
license plate attached to his auto.
Happenings. . .
. . today begin with a seminar on library
values from 9 to 12 this morning in the multi-
purpose room in the UGLI . . . at 3 this afternoon,
Don Riegel will not speak as scheluled in the
Kuenzel Room at the Union . . . Guild House will
have a luncheon at noon at 802 Monroe . . . a panel
discussion is scheduled for 3:00 on "Equal Rights
for Women" in the Pendelton Room at the Union
. . . Canterbury House will be the scene of a lec-
ture on "Psychic Healing and Western Medicine"
at 8 tonight . .. Edward Blyden and Phillip Palmer
- Sierra Leone ambassadors to the United Na-
tions and United States respectively - will give a
lecture at 7 tonight in Lecture Room 2, MLB . -
the University Flyers will taxi a plane from th
local airport down State St., for more info call
994-8464 . . . there is a benefit dance for Leonard
Crow Dog, an American Indian Movement spiritual
leader, in E. Quad's main cafeteria tonight begin-
ning at 8:30 . . . a panel discussion will be held
on decentralized economics at the Rackham Am-
phitheatre . . . "Consumption of the Dependency
Theory in the U.S." will be the topic of discussion
at noon in 1017 Angell . . . Tyagi Ji will hold a
free session at 7:00 at 1420 Hill . . . and Gene
Sharp, a leading theoretician on non-violence, will
speak on "The Politics of Non-Violent Action" in
Room 126 at E. Quad at 2 this afternoon and again
at 7:30 tonight . . . also at 7:30 Addie Wyatt, one
of Time magazine's women of the year will speak
in the Pendleton rm. of the Union.
Family squabble
A lawyer representing television writers, actors
and directors told a federal judge in Los Angeles
yesterday that the networks adopted the con-
troversial "family viewing time" under unprece-
dented and illegal pressure from the Federal Com-
munications Commission (FCC). Ronald Olson,
chief counsel for the television workers, said the
FCC's intrusion into network programming con-
stituted government censorship and a violation of
the First Amendment. The FCC requires that two
hours each night be set aside for television pro-
gramming for children.
Snaky surprise
Elizabeth Golob doubts it will ever replace
toast, ham and eggs as a traditional American

breakfast, but it was certainly a wake-up surprise.
Toasted snake, that is. Golob put four slices of
bread in her new toaster, but the bread on one
side became stuck. "So I put my hand inside with-
out looking," she said. "I felt something strange.
And would you believe, there was a snake in my
toaster." It was no small reptile at 18 inches, eith-
er, and it liked its well heated home. Police could
not poke or shake it loose and eventually had to
disassemble the toaster. A pet shop owner identi-
fied the serpent as a mole snake, indigenous to
the southeastern United States. How it got to
Southern California, into Golob's toaster, and was
overlooked the first few times she used it, re-
mained a mystery.
On the inside .*
Editorial Page presents a story by Tom
Stevens on Minister Mils diploma companies
that operate through the mail. . . Arts Page has
a review of PTP's performance of 'Tennessee Wil-
liam's "Camino Real" by Jeff Selbst . . . and
Sports Page has the results of the all-important
pro football draft.

Hos ital lets Quinlan ruling stand

By AP and Reuter
DENVILLE, N.J. - The last major
barrier preventing Karen Quinlan being,
removed from her life-giving respirator
was cleared today.
The Denville hospital nursing her said
it would not appeal a New Jersey State
Supreme Court ruling last week that the
respirator could be removed if doctors
decided there was no possibility of her
coming out of a year-long coma.
However, secrecy shrouded those who
hold court-approved powers to discon-
nect Quinlan's life-supporting respirator
and there was no indication yesterday
when steps might be taken to end the
comatose woman's life.

"Now the decision is out of the public
and legal arena and has been returned
to the sacred realm of the privacy of
the family, the physicians and the hos-
pital," said Paul Armstrong, Quinlan
family lawyer.
"That matter is now private," Arm-
strong said, when asked if the media
would be informed when the woman's
parents begin fulfilling the requirements
of the court order so the respirator can
be turned off.
"THEY WOULD deeply appreciate pri-
vacy at this point," said the Rev. Thomas
Trapasso, a parish priest at Our Lady of
the Lake Church in Mount Arlington,

where the Quinlans worship and where
Julia Quinlan, Karen's mother, works as
a secretary.
"It is really a family matter and they
would like to deal with it outside the
public eye. They terribly need to be alone
and private," Father Trapasso said.
According to the court ruling, before
the respirator can be turned off com-
petent medical authorities must advise
Joseph Quinlan that his daughter cannot
return to a thinking and aware condition.
A hospital ethics committee must then
consider that advice reasonable, the
court said in the March 31 ruling.
THE QUINLANS, Armstrong and

spokespersons for Ms. Quinlan's doctors
and St. Clare's Hospital, where the
woman has been in a coma since last
April, all declined to say if any or all
preparations had already been made to
meet the court requirements.
Ralph Porzio, lawyer for doctors Rob-
ert Morse and Arshad Javed, Karen's
physicians, said yesterday the doctors
would not appeal. He also said the doc-
tors would not comment.
New Jersey Atty. Gen. William Hyland,
Morris County Prosecutor Donald Col-
lester, St. Clar's Hospital and Thomas
Curtin, who was Ms. Quinlan's court-
appointed legal guardian until the high
See QUINLAN, Page 2


Carter apologizes for ethnic remark

More than 75 elderly citizens
and representatives of low-in-
come groups gathered yesterday
morning in a parking lot behind
the county's Department of So-
cial Services building down-
town,to protest recent cuts in
Medicaid payments.
Shivering in the icy breeze,
demonstrators a n d several
spokespersons for community
medical services gave short
speeches castigating the 11 per
cent cut, which took effect in
January following an executive
order by Governor Milliken. The
entire crowd then packed into
the Social Services building,
waving signs and chanting, "No
cuts! No cuts!"
cancelled all Medicaid pay-
ments for dental, vision and
hearing services when a recipi-
ent is over 21. It also eliminat-
ed occupational, physical, and
speech therapy as well as non-
prescription drugs, from the
list of state-funded health care.
"We're here for a pretty im-
portant thing, even if we
freeze," said Katie Nixon, a
welfare rights organizer.
Nixon, who introduced the
rest of the speakers, urged the
audience to write Milliken and
the state representatives letters
criticizing the Medicaid reduc-
who ranged from little children
to elderly men and women with
hearing aids and canes held
signs that read "Try eating
with no dentures, Mr. Gover-
nor," and "Need a crutch? Out
of luck."
The first speaker, Dr. Jerry
Walden of the Packard St. clinic
for low-income people, said he
was "very concerned about
what's happening."
"Many of our (patients with)
chronic diseases are going to
need physical therapy," he add-
ed, "if you don't have those
services those limbs are going
to deteriorate rapidly."
See GROUP, Page 2

Harris iscontiues
active campaigning
From Wire Service Reports
PHILADELPHIA-Jimmy Carter, under fresh attack
by President Ford who said Carter is too vague on the
issues, publicly apologized yesterday for using the phrase
"ethnic purity" in opposing federal efforts to artificially
change the character of neighborhoods.
In Washington, meanwhile, former Sen. Fred Harris
of Oklahoma announced he would withdraw from national
campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"I AM STILL a candidate for president. But our national effort
>{ {' . in the primaries ends today," Harris told a news conference.
Carter, in apologizing for his ethnic purity remark, said: "It
was a very serious mistake on -
my part." He spoke at a news
conference as he and his two
chief opponents, Rep. Morris Food
Udall of Arizona and Sen. Henry
Jackson of Washington, cam-
paigned separately in Pennsyl-
vania for the state's April 27
Specifically, the words Carter
called "unfortunate" and "care-
lessly used" were "ethnic purity
and the in tr us i on of alien
NSKY THE ISSUE surfaced Tuesday
d the in South Bend, Ind., when the
former Georgia governor com-
mented, "I'm not trying to say WASHINGTON -P)-The Sen-
I want to maintain, with any ate passed a bill yesterday mak-
kind of government interference, ing s w e e p in g, fundamental
the ethnic purity of neighbor- changes in the controversial food
hoods . . . What I say is the stamp program.
government ought not take as The administration has op-
[r a major purpose the intrusion posed the measure. The Senate's
of alien groups into a neighbor- 5 to 22 vote sent it on to the
hood, simply to establish that House.
air, the Udall, also speaking to report- About 19 million persons, or
had two ers in Philadelphia, said Car- slightly less than 10 per cent of
l with. ter's apology shows "some of the American public, receive
his attitudes" in a possibly ra- food stamps in a given month
ndidate cial matter. under the program, which costs
ed chal- "A mistake is revealing," the government about $6 million
David Udall said. "There is no place a year.
d down in this land for thinly veiled
n then hints of the politics of racial THE SENATE bill's major
're go- division." features would combine to limit
ysically HARRIS, IN announcing his the program to households that
e law." withdrawal from the fight for have net incomes below the of-
the Denocratic nomination, be- ficial poverty lines. For a four-
aten to came the sixth Democrat to person non-farm family, the
rating, abandon active campaigning or poverty level is $458 a month.
on him withdraw from the race com- Limiting the program to fami-
ge 2 pletely. See FOOD, Page 2

Daily Photo by ALAN BILII
A LARGE TURNOUT of senior citizens and low-income representatives demonstrated behin
Department of Social Services yesterday to protest recent Medicaid cuts.



RAP named in smea

Evidence against the Respon-
sible Alternative Party (RAP)
mounted yesterday as former
Student Government Council
member Don Daniels reported
seeing RAP candidate Bob Mat-
thews and a companion roaming
the halls of Alice Lloyd around
3:00 AM Tuesday.
Meanwhile last night Student
Organizing Committee (SOC)
members said that at this point
they have been too busy run-
ning their campaign to worry
about the attacks. SOC member
David Goodman said that his
party would pursue that matter
fully after the election. He
added, "We not only want to see
justice done, but we want to
clearly demonstrate that no one
can get away with this in fu-
ture elections."
DANIELS said he had been

finishing up some late commit-
tee work and was leaving for
home when he saw Matthews
and the other man carrying a
stack of the green leaflets
which have been identified as
the faked SOC handouts.
"I know Bob Matthews from
SGC," said Daniels, "and I'm
certain it was him."
Daniels said that Matthews
"looked kind of sheepish" when
he caught sight of Daniels.
DESPITE the smear cam-
paign the MSA election has
had the highest voter turnout of
any student government elec-
tion in the past four years. A
total of 3069 persons voted but
six ballots were invalidated due
to voter error. Elections Direc-
tor Elliot Shikofsky said that
he was "extremely pleased"
with the turnout.
Aside from having their van
break down on Tuesday which
put them behind schedule for

the day and the RAP aff
elections directors only I
minor problems to dea
Tuesday night MSA ca
Irving Freeman request
lengers credentials for
Schaper and was turne
by Chikofsky. Freemar
said to Chikofsky, "We
ing to get you. Not ph
because that's against th
HE WENT on to thre
ruin Chikofsky's credit
have hold credits put


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Pump 'n' Pantry employe
refutes charge" of racial slur

Steamr tunnel roamer tells
of underground adventures
Wary of being caught by se- }\
cur ty men, he roams the steam
tunnels underneath central cam-
pus. Known by his nickname,
"Turkey," he is one of the last
of the great explorers left. His
haunt is the network of tunnels
that carry steam from the Heat-
ing Plant to the buildings the
steam heats on central campus.
Turkey notes, "It used to be
easy to gain access to the tun-
nels, but after some pranksters
shut off Robben Fleming's wat-
er and heat security has been
tighter." Turkey, who has dis-
dain for these vandals, said, M .. ~
"My mission is one of explora- ;:;:...:: : ; : g4.x
tion, not vandalism."
AN UNLOCKED door or an : J A<<,.

Samuel Poston, the Pump 'n' Pantry employe
involved in the alleged Feb. 8 robbery attempt
in which 18-year-old Larry Edwards was killed,
yesterday denied charges that he had used rac-
ially insulting language toward Edwards and his
comp-anion Ricky Bullock.
"It's crazy," said Poston. "It's just absol'itelv
not true. There were no racial remarks on either
side. I didn't say anything like that to them

torneys reasoned, he had called the police and
reported a non-existent robbery.
Theodore Spearman, one of the group's law-
yers, said that PUJ would seek criminal charges
against Poston for making a spurious phone call.
PUJ BASES its contention on the accounts of
three witnesses it claims to have, as well as an
accouint of Poston's statements to a reporter
for the Michigan Free Press.
"T don't think anybody's going to get the

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