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Friday, July 11, 1975


Page Three
Big city mayors show
dissatisfaction after
meeting with Ford

Tarantula for sale?
NO, HENRIETTA the tarantula is not for sale. In fact, she is guarding this jewelry store in San
Francisco. The owners maintain that she is an effective deterrent to burglaries, much better than
the guard dog who wouldn't fit in the window.
Etate Educa 10 oard

backs free
The State Board of Education this week en-
dorsed a bill in the State legislature which would
provide Michigan residents with free college tui-
tion for the first two years at state supported
Jackie Vaughn (D-Detroit), author of the bill
and Chairman of the House Committee on Col-
leges and Universities, stated that "This will be
a real stimuli for the House to act (on the bill)."
He added that he has renewed his interest in
the proposal now that it has received this "much
needed support."
Vaughn said that he hopes to get more public
hearings to force the legislature to consider the
measure, and believes that his influential position
as chairman of the Colleges and Universities Com-
mittee will be a factor.
The bill, if passed, would cost the state an es-
timated $155 million a year based on current en-
rollments and tuition rates and would apply to
all state residents.
When asked aboct whether .the state could af-
ford such a measure, Vaughn emphatically re-
plied, "Oh, yes," and referred to the State of
California as an example, where several years
ago tuition for residents was paid for by the state.

tuition bill
Vaughn said he is not sure where the money
would come from, only that "we can find ways.
I think we can do it."
However, Perry Bullard, state representative
for Ann Arbor, said, "There is not enough money
to do it. From the Committee of Colleges and
Universities the bill would go to Appropriations
where there would not be any money or resources
to get any."
However, he also added, "We should keep
looking at it as a possibility. But we should look
at a different approach. I am supportive of the
concept of increasing subsidies to increase educa-
tional opportunities."
Vaughn pointed out that "This is one way of
dealing with the rising cost of education. It's a
strong step in the right direction."
Richard Kennedy, Vice President for State Re-
lations and Secretary of the University, agreed
that the bill is "very admirable" but he said he
has one argument against it.
"Beyond the kindergarten through 12th grade
(K-12) system you have to think about whether
there is a public good," in providing free college
education," Kennedy said. "You take on some
private advantages of the individual as far as
what his or her marketability will be."

WASHINGTON (R) - Variots
big-city mayors said they
were encouraged that President
Ford met with them yesterday
but were disappointed that he
failed to talk about two major
bills they are seeking.
At a meeting in the White
House East Room, Ford ap-
pealed to a group of more than
120 mayors to lobby Congress
on behalf of the new highway
program he announced Monday.
He also thanked them for not
criticizing his defense budget.
BUT FORD did not talk about
the $2 billion anti-recession aid
bill for states and cities with
high unemployment and the $2.5
billion public works bill.
Seattle Democratic Mayor
Wes Uhlman said he was dis-
appointed that Ford hadn't dis-
cussed anti-recession and pub-
lic sworks measures.
Democrat Coleman Young of
Detroit said, "I had hoped that
he would discuss that. We still
don't know where he is on that."
crat of Pittsburg, said, "He
made points with the mayors
just by meeting with them."
Most of the mayors came
here after the U. S. Conference
of Mayors annual meeting in
Boston, where they had backed
the public works and anti-reces-
sion measures without dissent.
After sharp, partisan debate,
the mayors had decided not to
seek a greater slice of revenue-
sharing funds for the neediest
cities and had decided not to
criticize Ford's $107.7 billion de-
fense request.
FORD DREW applause when
he said, "It is important for us
to have your support for a com-
pletely strong, alert military
organization . . . and I can as-
sure you that the Army, Navy,
Air Force and Marines will get
everything they need and not
one penny more."
He also pledged that "we'll
continue to make sure that ev-
erything we can will be done in
the areas in which you have a
tremendous responsibility."
Pointing to revenue - sharing,

Ford said the distribution for-
mula in the $30.2 billion, five-
year program approved in 1972
was "about as good as you
could get."
city mayors have objected that
the formula prodices situations
like that in Houston where the
city has a bidget surplus almnost
equal to its revenue-sharing al-
lotment, while New York City
has tremetOns budget deficits.
Ford said, "there are still in
the Congress many members
who were opposed or are op-
posed to general revenue-sIar-
ing and if we tinker with the
formula . . . it would be my
fears and it should be yours
that the whole program would
not be extended."
At the Boston meeting, mayors
had applauded Ford's proposal
to allow greater flexibility for
shifting highwvay money to mass
transit bit had criticized his
$800 million request for urban
transportation programs as to
pay issue
University clericals and the
administration deadlocked last
Tuesday for the second lime
since June 11 on the question of
salary, and will continue nego-
tiations on non-economic issues
The University requested an
outside state mediator, expected
July 21, to preside over the
swage dispute.
Jean Jones, the clerical-s
(UAW 2001) bargauining chair-
See CJ.ERICALS, Page 6l

Spacemen ready-for Apoio-Soyuz
Second of twvo parts 4
The fire astronaut and cosmon uts flyin ne t
week's Apollo-Soyuz mission must all be painfullyU."
aware of broken dreams and unattauned goals,: Y-' -
even if the excitement of their actual experiences
stands out.
Two of the men, from different countries, were
once candidates f. r landings on the moon. An-
other lost a csance for glory as one of the first
seven American manned-space pioneers. A fourth
came close to involvement in what would have
been a unique docking of three spacecraft in
BUT UNLESS their careers carry theni es-er
further in space, the five will probably he re-
membered for their participation in tie Apollo-
Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), the joint flight of-i
three Americans and two Russians to try out
a compatible docking system.
T os Staff rd, Duke Sl-ayto, Vance Brand,
Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov have each
spent approximately 2,000 hours training for the
mission which begins Tuesday. With a primary
emphasis on learning the new system for d ckin gi
and acquiring 'a usable foreign vocabulary, the FOUR OF THE crew members for next week's Apollo-Soyuz joint mission are shown here relaxing over a meal
Ssae o g bduring training earlier this year, From left, they are Donald Slayton, Alexei onov, Thomas Stafford and Valeri
See SPACEMEN, Page 7 Kubasov.

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