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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXV, No. 14-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 24, 1975 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
City, 'U' wrangle over inances

As the financial problems plaguing the
city gain increased urgency in the face
of next Tuesday's budget adoption dead-
line, a touchy issue involving the finan-
cial relationshipsbetween the University
and the city has resurfaced, threatening
to create a major rift between the two
The potentially explosive issue stems
from what city councilman Roger Ber-
toia (R-Third Ward) has described as
the University's "parisitic" relationship
with the city. Bertoia and other council
members claim the University has not
equitably funded the city for services
rendered, and they're not about to curb
their anger.

"I FEEL no need to be gentlemanly or
kind to them (the University) any long-
er," said Bertoia. "I think they're para-
Nevertheless, University officials main-
tamn that they have continually provided
equitable funding and have made no
immediate plans to increase financial
assistance to the city.
Although the heated issue is not a
new one, it has recently gathered re-
newed steam as the political parties
within city council haggle over various
proposals regarding how to channel the
city's budget for the fiscal year begin-
ning June 1. While all parties remain
far apart on virtually every major bud-

getary issue, they have found one com-
mon ground on one point - the Uni-
versity's unwillingness to increase its
financial allocations to the city.
UNDER heaviest attack is the Uni-
versity's stand on the financing of police
and fire department assistance.
While the University is presently con-
tracted to provide funding for 23 police
officers, it has offered funding for only
11 jobs for the ensuing fiscal year.
Claiming it has been receiving continu-
ous services from 23 officers, the Uni-
versity has merely arranged to increase
its own security force.
While City Administrator Sylvester
Murray and Police Chief Walter Krasny

both concede that the city has not phys-
ically placed 23 officers on campus at all
times, they are quick to point out that
the University's security officers do not
have the necessary legal power granted
to the city's police officers, and that 11
officers cannot provide the University
adequate service.
plained Krasny, "we're not in a position
of refusing them service," simply be-
cause the University does not pay for it.
Looking for a possible out to this real-
ity as cited by Krasny, Bertoia, a long-
See CITY, Page 10

t Doily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
I Close, but no cigar
Michigan's Ted Mahan (5) is about to be thrown o ut by Penn State catcher Garry Koch in yester-
day's game. See Page 12 for related story.
Ohi o woma n offered Pilot

U.S. civilians
begin to leave
Laos by plane
VIENTIANE, Laos (') - More than 150 American
women and children flew out of Vientiane yesterday,
beginning an evacuation of U. S. personnel from Laos.
A chartered jet shuffled back and forth between
Vientiane and Bangkok, Thailand and took out 158
Americans, almost all of them dependents of U.S. AID
employes. Seven other Americans flew out on a regu-
lar commercial flight.
THE U. S. Agency for International Development
(AID) has been the chief target of leftist student
demonstrators who still held the AID compound in
downtown Vientiane for the third straight day.
The evacuation was to continue Saturday (Laos time)
and one U. S. spokesperson said two or three flights
would leave Vientiane daily each with about 80 persons
One U. S. spokesperson said it was not known
how many of the 800 official Americans and depen-
dents still in Laos would eventually be evacuated, but
he added:
"VIRTUALLY all of the U. S. aid mission will be
withdrawn, except for a few administrative people
needed to hand over everything to the Laos." Women
and children are to go first and the men later.
The people of Vientiane seemed oblivious to the de-
parture of the Americans.
All evacuees were subject to standard immigration
and customs procedures including thorough checks of
personal belongings. One American called it "a com-
plete violation of diplomatic immunity."
ABOUT 20 Pathet Lao guards kept their vigil at the
gates to "Kilometer Six," the American housing com-
pound on Vientiane's outskirts.
One American at the gate said the guards were
letting people go in and out at will, easing the severe
restrictions on their movements of the last two days.
Meanwhile, student demonstrators maintained their
occupation of the U. S. aid administrative and ware-
house compound in downtown Vientiane, while a police
squad strolled casually outside.
ONE evacuee said she felt great relief at leaving
and added it was "rather humiliating for us to have
been kept virtual prisoners."
John Pangs, 12, headed home to Watertown, N. Y.,
said. "I feel rotten. I've been here since I was 3 years
old, and this is my horne town."
Although the evacuees carried only one or two pieces

Margo Morrow, a woman educator at Hiram College
in Ohio, has been offered the directorship of Pilot
Program for next year, according to a source close to
the program.
Contacted yesterday at her Hiram residence, Mor-
row acknowledged the report: "They've been in touch
with me, but nothing's definite yet." She admitted,
however, she was the leading contender for the posi-
MORROW'S name was on a list of the three final
candidates being considered for the directorship by a
joint Housing Office and literary college (LSA) com-
mittee. The names were given to Housing Director
John Feldkamp and Acting LSA Dean Billy Frye, who
have the final say in the matter.
As of yet, Feldkamp and Frye have not made public
any details of the selection procedure, but the Pilot
source indicated that the other two people under con-
sideration are Jay Goodman, a former Pilot staffer

for fall '75
working towards his doctorate degree in psychology
and Don Lau, a former resident fellow in Pilot who re-
cently received his master's degree .in social work.
Both Goodman and Lau said yesterday that the Uni-
versity has not contacted them about taking the open
position, though Goodman noted that he was to be
informed by mid-May.
SHOULD MORROW accept the directorship, she
would replace Dick Munson, who, when asked why he
did not wish to keep his job, replied, "It was just that
I had been here two years as a director and I wanted
to go on to do something else."
Munson, commenting on the directorship search,
stated, "They've decided, but the person hasn't ac-
cepted formally yet."
Canadian-born Morrow, in her own words, "teaches
in the history department and the political science de-
partment and is also a resident director at a dorm"
at Hiram.
SHE RECEIVED her bachelor's degree from the
See PILOT, Page 9

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