Vol. LXXXV, No. 46-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, July 22, 1975 Ten Cents Eight Pages
U Ford vtosbill t
THIS DUTCH SOLDIER exemplifies the relaxed policies of Holland's unionize
army. There is no saluting, no reveille, no weekend barracks duly-none of 0I
usual pomp ad circumstance.
Court sets guidelines
for 'U' tuit'ion rebates
By OP) and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Ford won
snother round yesterdsy in his battle
with Congress over energy policy, veto-
ing a measure that would have rolled
hack the price of new U.S. oil and main-
tained thse correot price for old oil.
The President urged Congress to ap-
prove his plan for the gradual removal
of all price controls on domestic oil pro-
duction, warning that failutre to approve
his plan would load to skyrocketing
prices io this country.
PRESS SECRETARY. Ron Nessen an-
nounced Ford's decision to reporters at
the White House. He said Ford and his
energy advisors helieved the hill would
increase U.S. reliance on foreign oil im-
The President's energy advisers un-
animously recommended the veto dttring
a meeting Saturday.
Repubhlican congressional leaders met
with Ford earlier yesterday and some, in-
cluding Hotuse GOP Leader John Rhodes,
predicted Congress would reject the
President's proposal to gradually decon-
trol the price of "old" oil over a 30-month
HUT RHODES held out the possibility
Ford and Congress could .compromise.
The hill vetoed by Ford yesterday
gained final congressional approval
Thursday. It would have continued Ford's
authority to control the price of "old"
oil through this year and roll hack the
price of "new" oil to $11.28 a barrel. The
current world market price is about
$1325 a barrel.
New oil is that which is produced from
wells drilled since 1972. Old oil is that
produced from wells in operation before
1973 and is currently controlled at $5.25
FEDERAL price controls on oil will
end Aug. 31 sinless new legislation is
passed. An end to controls would mean
the consumer would pay sharply higher
prices on oil and gasoline.
Ford's veto of the price rollback bill
had been expected and congressional
leaders were prepared to counter by
dumping his proposal and then simply
extending existing controls for six
months while an energy program was
But Ford made clear he wouldn't he
part of that. "For too long, the nation
has been without an energy policy, and
I cannot approve a drift into greater en-
ergy dependence," he said.
HIS ACTION put the Republican Pres-
ident and the Democratic-controlled Con-
gress on a collision course on energy.
Congress plans to recess Aug. 1 for a
vacation to run through the month when,
if nothing is done, all price controls
wsuld vanish and prices would soar.
Ford's aides estimated that if controls
lapse, gasoline would rise 6 to 7 cents
a gallon within a few months. The Presi-
dent estimated that his gradual decon-
trol plan would cause gas prices to rise
by just as much hut not until 1978.
WASHINGTON O') - Postal workers
won a three-year contract that will pro-
vide scheduled raises totaling $1,500 over
three years plus continued cost-of-living
increases, postal sources said yesterday.
By the third year of the contract, which
covers about 60,000 workers, the addition-
al cost to the Postal Service will be $90
million per year.
THERE IS no way to calculate the
value of the cost-of-living clause, how-
ever. It provides, at six-month intervals.
increases of one cent per hour for eacs
0.4 per cent of a point increase in the
Consumer Price Index.
In the two-year contract that expired
at midnight, Sunday, the cost-of-living
feature added $780 million to scheduled
increases, or roughly $1,300 per year for
the average postal worker.
In terms of the effect on. postage rates,
the Postal Service -could raise $1,800 mil-
lion by increasing the first-class rate
By JEFF RISTINE
The University finally has a set of 14
guidelines to help determine who will
receive refunds for tuition overpayments
in 1972 and 1973. But the -court decision,
which involves the residency status of
more than 9,000 past and present stu-
dents, may allow officials to add a few
standards of their own.
Even so, General Counsel to the Uni-
versity Roderick Daane says he is not
completely satisfied with the judgment.
Some details of the refund issue remain
unsettled and could end up back in court.
THE CASE began more than two years
ago when Washtenaw Circuit Court Judge
William Ager, Jr., ruled unconstitutional
a University requirement that students
seeking in-state residency live six months
in Michigan while not enrolled in school.
At the same time, Ager said students
who paid nonresident tuition between
May, 1972 and May, 1973, could apply for
a hearing at the University and demand
a partial refund.
Hut when Ager issued an opinion
Thursday to settle a disagreement be-
tween Daane and local attorney Arthur
Carpenter, he said the 14 factors in his
ruling "are not necessarily conclusive
...in determining whether a person
is entitled to a refund."
When asked if this clause would allowo
See COURT, Page 5
DECISION DELAYED TO ALLOW FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Council tables voter registration plan
By ANN MARIE LIPINSKI Councilman Gerald Bell (R-Fifth Ward). "Well, 29,444 to-door voter registration proposal in April, Wheeler
Followin inflamed debate, City Council unanimously people went to the polls in April in a democratic pro- pointed out that his resolution was not a carbon copy
d last night to table for three weeks a resolution cess and 59 per cent of them said 'no' to door-to-door of the, measure that came before voters in the last
ch oul hae etabishd dor-t-dor vterregs-voter registration. That's more votes than you were election.
Th wuldhav esablshe a dor-o-dor ote reis- elected under.
The resolutioni, submitted by D~emocratic Mayor At.-
bert Wheeler, is the first of its kind' to come before
Council since city voters killed a door-to-door charter
amendment in the April elections.
COUNCIL REPUBLICANS, who pushed for tabling
of the resolution to allow for. a public hearing on the
issue, spoke caustically against the measure because
they said such action would. be in violation of the voters'
"When you (Wheeler) first became mayor you said
You wanted 'more citizen input into city affairs," said
"They (Ann Arbor. citizens) have spoken on this-and
clearly and resoundingly said no," Bell stated.
SAYING THAT Wheeler's submission of the resolu-
tion for Council's consideration was "the worse po-
litical power play i've ever seen" Bell said he woutld
act against such a motion "to preserve the integrity of
Defending his position Wheeler said his resolution
was merely "an effort to create more opportunities for
voting. It had no evil intent,"
Addressing the fact that voters had nixed a door-
"WE'RE TALKING about two different measures,"
said Wheeler. "Folks didn't vote for or against a con-
cept. They voted against a specific proposal."
Councilman Robert Henry (N-Third Ward), before
introducing his motion to table the resolutlon, reiterated
Bell's compl'aints concerning the voters decision on
"City voters have spoken to ihe issue of'door-to-door
registration, and I think it's -presumptuous. of you
(Wheeler) and presumptuous-of this Council to act on
this," argued Henry. "'The citizens spoke 37,000 strong
against it and to establish this would be to fly in the
See VOTER, Page 7