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Vol. LXXXVI, No' 162

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, April 17, 1976

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The short goodbye
For those of us here at The Daily who haven't
cracked a book in four months, or who hunger for
a little splendor in the Arb's grass, it's time for a
bit of a rest. For those of you who will be around
to experience the pleasures of an Ann Arbor spring
and summer, we'll be returning, in tabloid form,
on May 5. If you're shipping out, have a pleasant
and profitable summer. We'll be back for business
as usual in September.
If you are sufficiently incensed-about yesterday's
Regental announcement of yet another tuition hike
(this time nine per cent), you might have a chance
to do something about it. Several Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly (MSA) members who will be in
town for the summer are attempting to plan a
fall tuition strike. If you are interested in helping
out, call MSA at 763-3241, or visit their offices on
the third floor of the Michigan Union.
Checkout' time
Now that finals are looming ominously on the
horizon, students, lemmings and other social ani-
mals are planning for their annual mass migration.
Some dorm residents are upset that they must'
vacate their rooms by 9 p.m. on April 28, the last
day of finals. Students with tests on that last Wed-
nesday fear they'll be too burned out from last
minute cramming to pack and leave in time to
meet the deadline. Housing Director John Feld-
kamp said earlier this month, "this is the same
date that we've used in previous years. By the final
day, few students are still in the dorms and we
can't guarantee fire safety and security." The way
housing rates have been rising, guaranteeing Feld-
kamp's security is probably an equally dubious
The Graduate Employes Organization (GEO)
elected a new slate of officers Thursday night. The
new president is computer and communications
science TA Doug Marian. The vice president and
treasurer respectively are Womens Studies and
engineering TA Nancy Kushigan, and mathematics
TA Barbra Weinstein. Randy Ernest, a political
science TA, is the organization's new secretary.
Happenings ...
are fairly anemic during this The Week of
Seige. La Raza is sponsoring Burt Corona, a Los
Angeles community organizer, who will be speak-
ing in the Lawyers Club Lounge at the Law Quad
on Monday, April 19 at 7:00, as part of Chicano
Awareness Week ... On Tuesday, April 20, Science
for the People will meet at 7:30 in 3056 Nat. Sci.
Bldg. . . . On Wednesday, April 21, Paolo Soleri
will speak on "The Second Generation of Arcolo-
gists: A Radical and Viable Solution to Our Energy
Problems," at 8:00 in the Rackham Auditorium
. If you are not going to be in town this spring,
but are registered to vote here, be sure to pick
up an application for an absentee ballot at the,
city clerk's office in City Hall, telephone number
994-2725 . . . And last but definitely least, the folks
at the UGLI remind us to remind you that their
hours from April 17-28 will be 8:00 a.m.-5 a.m. See
you there.
No pardon
The state of Utah has refused a posthumous
pardon for legendary labor organizer Joe Hill, who
was executed by a firing squad in 1915. The Utah
Attorney General's office said yesterday that
posthumous pardons were banned by state law.
One had been requested by an E. G. Anderson of
Oakland, Cal. Hill, whose real name was Joseph
Hillstrom, gained fame as a leader of the militant

"Wobblies," or International Workers of the World
(IWW), and as a songwriter and poet. He was
convicted on two counts of murder, largely on the
basis of circumstantial evidence. IWW leaders
claimed he was framed by Utah's copper kingpins
because of his organizing activities.
On the Inside ...
Editorial Page- has Chris Kochmanski exam-
ining Ann Arbor's film co-ops . . . Arts Page
features James Fiebig's review of jazz artist Cecil
Taylor . . . And Snorts Page presents a charac-





Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
Rites of sprin
Two dancers celebrate spring and the last day of classes in yesterday's Second Annual Madison
Street Party.

The University Board of
Regents yesterday unani-
mously approved a fall tui-
tion increase averaging
nine to ten per cent. Presi-
dent Robben Fleming attri-
buted the hike to insuffi-
cient funds from the state
legislature, which h a v e
dropped $100,000 below the
amount allocated two years
Resident underclassper-
sons will now pay an an-
nual fee of $928, $80 more
than the current fee. Resi-
dent juniors and seniors
will see, their tuition rise
from $960 to $1052. Out-of-
state undergraduates will
pay a yearly tuition which
exceeds the $3000 mark.
and non-resident Public Health
students will be higher than ten
per cent.
Yesterday's tuition increase
is the second such blow for
University students in as many
years. Last August, the Re-
gents boosted rates by six per
cent for the current year.
"We have a great deal of
fear and regret about this busi-
ness," said Fleming upon pre-
senting the tuition proposal to
the Regents. "But it's happen-
ing all over the country."
gents that the state has not
completed its proposed budget
for education, but added that
the University could expect no
extra money next year and
should construct its own budget
on that gloomy assumption.
An additional $10-$11 million
in expenditures are expected
next year, according to Flem-
ing, to cover increased utility
costs, student financial aid and
a salary increase for faculty
and staff personnel of approxi-
mately five per cent.
About half of the $10 million
could be obtained through cut-
backs in present University
programs, Fleming claimed
but the remainder would have

to be raised


fear that neither students nor
employes of the University
would be pleased by the deci-
sion. "I realize that the salary
increases we've recommended
are not going to be happily re-
ceived - but we're trying to
be fair to everybody," he said.
Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) President Calvin Luker
announced MSA's intention to
fight the increase on behalf of
the student body.
"We're discussing what ac-
tion to take right now. It'll
probably be something in the
nature of a tuition holdback
strike in the fall."
L U X E R ADDED that stu,
dents interested in organizing
against the hike should con-
tact MSA as soon as possible.
A "tuition strike" organized
in thetfall of 1973 by the now
defunct Government Council
(SGC) fizzled when SGC was

hrough a tuition
expressed his

unable to garner a substantia
number of students to witn.
hold the increased portion of
the tuition.
The Regents voted unani-
mously to adopt the tuition hike,
but made clear their distaste in
doing so.
"I DON'T THINK there's
anyone at this table who wants
to see tuition increased," said
Regent Thomas Roach (D-De-
troit). "But if we want to pre-
serve the quality of this insti-
tution we're going to have to
get money. We're between a
rock and a hard place but this
is the only alternative I see."
Regent Robert Nederlander
(D-Birmingham) proclaimed
the need for "drastic surgery"
in University programs (citing
affirmative action and finan-
cial aid programs in particu-
lar), adding, "I don't see how
we can continue to raise tui-
f In a written statement on the
See REGENTS, Page 8

rates at-a-glance
Here is the breakdown of the tuition hike approved by the
University Board of Regents yesterday, to take effect in the
fall. The figures represent tuition for two full-time terms.


Wmind refocuses

East Wind, an organization devoted to "bringing
about solidarity among Asian Americans in Ann
Arbor," has until this year apparently alienated
many of the 400 Asian Americans on campus,
according to several of the group's present lead-
ers, who are trying to reorient its goals.
The founders of the four-year-old organization,
in power until just last term, spearheaded much
political activism and "preached quite a lot of
leftist rhetoric," says Carl Chen, a member of
East Wind's current steering committee.
BUT ASIAN Americans more interested in the
group's cultural and social activities than its
political leanings "shied away" from the organi-
zation, especially after publicity of its participa-
tion in an Administration Building sit-in last
spring, according to Bill Wu, a graduate student,

also on the steering committee. The
the group a false image of being
political and very radical," Wu says.

sit-in gave

However, since the beginning of this term, a
"friendlier, less politically-oriented" leadership
has taken control as the last of East Wind's
original leaders graduated and left the com-
munity, according to LSA junior Brian Lee.
Folk singing, poetry readings and social func-
tions, now carry importance equal to political
activities under the new seven-person steering
committee or "core group."
THE NEW leadership is also careful to avoid
any moves that would enhance its past image of
radicalism. Two dominant figures in the group,
Wu and Mike Dagg, hope to introduce two
See EAST, Page 8

1975 1976-77
Freshpersons & sophomores $ 848 $ 928
Juniors & seniors 960 1,052
Graduate students 1,160 1,272
Candidacy 712 780
Medicine& Dentistry 1,680 1,840
Public Health 1,600 1,648
Law 1,316 1,500
MBA (Master, Business Administration)

1975 1976-77
$2,756 $3,016
2,968 3,252
3,008 3,300
712 780
3,360 3,680
3,240 3,648
3,000 3,496
2,756 3,016

Students left angry,
poorer by rate hike

Boat capsizes in storm, 13 die

By AP and Reuter
A capsule - lifeboat packed
with workers who escaped a
sinking oil rig capsized in the
stormy Gulf of Mexico, and 13
men died as rescuers battled
waves two stories high and gale
force winds in an attempt to
right the craft.
Officials said yesterday that
a rapidly developing storm
trapped the $20 million Ocean
Express oil rig and 35 crew-
men in high seas on Thursday
night. It sank in 187 feet of wa-
ter as it was being towed to a
new location.
THE CREW tried to escape
in two saucer - shaped capsules
similar in appearance to the
spacecraft used by the Apollo
One of the capsule - lifeboats
turned over and the hatch op-
ened, allowing six of the occu-
pants to escape butedrowning
13 others as the water rushed
in. A tugboat tried in vain to
pluck it from heavy seas. A sec-
ond capsule with 15 aboard was
hoisted to safety by a tug.
The captain, Peter van der
Graff, was the last man to
leave the rig. He was pulled off
by a U. S. Coast Guard heli-

marine inspection for the Coast
Guard in Corpus Christi.
Nobody could say exactly
what happened, although offic-
ials said rigs are most vulner-
able to storms during a move
because their 250-foot legs are
pulled from the water and are
sticking up into the air.
AN OFFICIAL of Ocean Drill-
ing & Exploration Co. (ODE-
CO) of New Orleans, owners of
the rig, was asked what hap-
pened. "It was apparently over-
turned by the waves." He said
the rig was new and had gone
into operation in December.
Earlier, another company of-

ficial said, "It's just a freak
accident. We don't know exact-
ly what happened. These cap-
sules are supposed to float head
A Coast Guard spokesperson
said the first distress call was
received Thursday night about
8:15 p.m. The message said:
"Taking on water fast; un-
known danger, need assist-
W H E N RESCUERS arrived,
Navy divers tried unsuccess-
fully to get inside the capsized
capsule but were prevented
from doing so by the heavy
seas and strong winds. Finally,

the Navy c a r r i e r Lexington
which had raced to the scene
got a cargo net under the cap-
sule and hauled it onto the
flight deck.-
As is did so, four bodies fell
out of a hatch but were re-
covered by divers. Nine other
bodies were found inside the
During the storm winds
howled at 60 miles per hour
and whipped up waves up to 25
feet high. The rig went down
about 40 miles northeast of
Corpus Christi as it was being
towed to its new location about
50 miles east of that city near
Mustang Island.

Students reacted to the Uni-
versity Regents' annduncement
yesterday of a ten per cent tui-
tion increase with both outrage
and surprise.
"My family income has gone
down in the last year, but tui-
titrn has gone up," said LSA
freshman Mark Lowenthal. "I
can't say it wasn't necessary
that they needed the money-.
everyone is hard pressed. But it
seems like they could have cut
more from something else 'if
they have to raise tuition that
"I THINK it's pretty raunchy
for them to do it this late in the
year," said LSA freshwoman
Joy Redmond, who, like many
other students, feels the an-
nouncement came too late for

her to consider alternatives to
attending the University this
f all.
Freshwoman Diana Davis said
she had already made the de-
cision to transfer before yester-
day's announcement due to in-
creasing financial strain. Her
brother, however, will be at-
tending the University next fall,
and even though he will be on
partial scholarship, "my parents
are really going to be hurting
for money and when they hear
about another tuition increase
they're going to hit the roof."
"It's an outrageous capitalis-
tic scandal," said Steven Gru-
ber, an out-of-state student.
"It's typical of the Regents'
lack of concern for students. I
really feel like they're trying
to get me out of this Univer-
See STUDENTS, Page 8

Senate hopeful Don Rile
call fo e conomic overhaul

U.S. Representative Don Riegle, a top contender
for the Democratic Senate nomination in the
August primary, blasted the current state of the
economy yesterday during a question-and-answer
campaign appearance at the Michigan Union.
"Everyone who is able-bodied should be able
to work ... I'll go one farther - everyone should

ever, differ little from those of other candidates
in this election year. "We haven't figured out
how to do it (housing) yet . . . but there's value
in dispersing it as best one can,", he said.
ONE SOLUTION to Detroit's housing problem,
according to Riegle, is to "turn over the sound
houses (to the city) so that people can live in
them and he ones that are too far gone should
be torn down." He suggests implementation of

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