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Thursday, June 8, 1972 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phoie: 764-0552
Supreme Court,
accepts case on
school financing
From Wire service Reports
The Sopreme Court yesterday agreed to role on the
constitutionaslity of financing educastion by local property
The action came on an appeal by Texas of a Federal
Court ruling in Ssn Antonio which found the curentdrao
petty tax system discsriminates against the puns,
Crawford Martin, the Texas attorney general, appealed
to the Supreme Court April 17 for review and reversal.
He said the court in San Antonio had limited the freedom
of states to govern themselves. Martin said that while a
different financing system would improve education us
poorer districtsieducation in other districts would suffer.
In every state of the union except Hawaii, local pro-

'Let i, bleed'
MICK JAGGER gyrates on a San Francisco stage last night as the Rolling Stones make their first
San Francisco Bay area appearance since the ill- fated Altamont concert of 1969 which led to vio-
lence and murder.
. aims to cu aid to UN

From Wire Service Reports
The United States State De-
partnent, calling for more
economy in the United Nations
has laid down a strict new poli-
cy aimed at reducing the Aner-
ican share of the organization's
In a memorandum circulated
by the U. S. mission in Genoa
to American missions attached
to the United Nations and its
agencies the State Department
said the austerity principle set
out for federal expenditures

must apply equally to interna-
tional organizations.
The memorandum says that if
the budgets for U.N. agencies
continue to grow at their pres-
ent pace their spending totals
will double in the next 10 years.
The aim of the American pol-
icy, according to the memo, is
therefore to keep expenditure
levels at their current size "for
the next sevctral years.-
The goal of the policy, ac-
cording to the memorandum,
is to cut the U.S. share of the

U.N. budget from the present
31.5 per cent to around 25 per
The document states that
scales of assessment for mem-
ber nations should no longer be
based solely on ability to pay
as in the past.
New criteria, it says, should
include "the relative influence
each member can exercise in an
organization of foreign states
and to the benefits derived from
The present U.S. contribu-
tion, it goes on, "is dispropor-
ate te in light at the aboveacos-
tiottate its light at the above
In order to make reduction
possible, the document calls for
economy measures in several
areas of the international or-
The organization, it says,
should support new programs
"only at the expense of older
programs of lesser priority."
The United States, it states,
will oppose any increase in sal-
aries and urges that all ex-
penses be held to a minimum.
There should be no new con-
struction and "extraordinary
efforts must be made to curtail
the flow of documentation front
international organizations."
Conferences, it says, should
be held at the headquarters of
the organization concerned or
the host government should de-
fray all extra costs.
More money could be obtain-
ed it said, by getting "maxi-
mutn benefit of the percentage
points addetd to the assessment
scales by the admission of n w
The memorandum was ac-
companied by a covering letter
explaining the reasons for the
move. According to the letter,
international agencies have
doubled over the last ten years,
and are projected to double
again in the next decade.

perty taxes are used as the
basis of school taxation
thus making the quality of
education directly depend-
ent on the ability of the
community to raise reve-
In Michigan, Gov. William
Milliken said yesterday he's
glad the court has decided to
rule on the question.
Milliken and Atty. Gen. Frank
Kelley filed suit last October to
overturn the property tax fi-
nancing of schools in the state.
The State Supreme Court heard
oral arguments on the case
According to court experts,
the tax question is the most
important school question to be
decided by the court since the
1954 Brown vs. Board of Edu-
cation suit which led to the fa-
mous desegregation order.
In other action, the court also
ruled that states cannot com-
mit suspects judged unfit to
stand trial to indefinite sen-
tences. The decision came in
the case of an Indiana retarded
deaf mute confined to a psy-
chiatric institution when it was
judged he could not stand trial.
.The court also:
-Ruled that dependent chil-
dren whose parents are away
for any reason are eligible for
welfare benefits:
-Strengthened the Federal
Communication Commission's
power to regulate cable tele-
-Agreed to review a Con-
necticut law requiring lawyers
to be U.S. citizens before being
admitted to the bar; and
-Ruled that the federal
government is not liable for
damage caused by the sonic
booms of high flying military

YaO suiil
U.S. court
Federal District Judge Law-
rence Gubow declined yesterday
to issue a temporary injunction
to place the name of Sonia
Yaco, Human Rights Party (H-
RP) school board candidate, on
the Ann Arbor ballot.
Yaco, a 15-year-old junior
high school student had sought
to overturn a state law which
requires candidates to be 18-
Yaco's case is scheduled to
be heard by a three judge panel
sometime in July.
However, she had sought the
injunction in order to get her
name on the ballot before the
June 12 election.
According to HRP spokes-
man Robert Hefner, Yaco will
appeal her case to the Supreme
Court if the panel of judges
rules against her. He added that
if Yaco's case did reach the
Supreme Court, it would be the
first time the high court had
ruled on an age discrimination
case concerning a mor.
HRP intends to initiate a
write-in campaign for Yaco.

Prof. Murphey
China and bck
"The North Vietnamese will keep on fighting, if necessary
forever, because they're confident they're going to win." Prof.
Rhoads Murphey reports after a three week visit to the People's
Republic of China.
Murphey,'director of the Center for Chinese Studies, has
just returned to the University from his first trip to the main-
land since World War II.
A member of Murphey's visiting group planned a trip to
Hanoi to arrange transportation of medical supplies to the
North Vietnamese, but a Hanoi representative in Peking po-
litely declined the offer.
Murphey notes that now "people are well-fed, well-housed,
well-clothed, and have adequate medical care"--big changes
See TO, Page 12

Allye and well in Warsaw
Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, who yesterday denied reports of
heart trouble, visits a Polish school named after Cuban revolu-
tionary Che Guevara yesterday. See News Briefs, Page 9.

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