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Ninety-One Years
Editorial Freedom



Partly cloudy today with a
high around 40. Clearing
later with an overnight low
in the mid 20s.


Vol. XCI, No. 65

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 18,,1980

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages



The recent Voyager I rendez-
vous with Saturn showed there's
more to the planet than six rings.
In fact, scientists found more
than one thousand different
rings, comprised of rocks and ice,
circling the planet.
Theories on the creation of the
solar systen and the composition
of certain planets will be revised
as a result of discoveries made
during the space mission, accor-
ding to 'two University resear-
and Sushil Atreya, both from the
University's Atmospheric and
Oceanic Sciences Department,
took part in the planning and im-
plementation of the Voyager I
Atreya said Voyager I sought
extensive information about
Saturn to put together a more
complete understanding of planet
"When we put all the data poin-
ts of our observations of different
planets together, the picture is
not as simple as the one we tried
to create," Atreya said. "Old
theories no longer hold."

White jury
acquits Nazis,

From AP and UPI
GREENSBORO, N.C.-An all white
jury found four Ku Klux Klansmen and
two Nazis innocent of murder and riot
charges yesterday in the slaying of five
communists gunned down at a "Death.
to the Klan" rally last year.
The jury of six men and six women,
after hearing testimony from 125 wit-
nesses and sifting through a mountain
of evidence, deliberated seven days
before rendering a verdict in the
longest trial in North Carolina history.
Found innocent of first degree mur-
der and felony riot were Nazis Roland,
Wood, 25, and Jack Fowler Jr., 28, both
of Winston-Salem; and Klansmen
Coleman Pridmore, 37, and Lawrence
Morgan, 28, both of Lincolnton; Jerry
Smith, 33, of Maiden, and David Mat-
thews, 25, of Newton.
BEFORE THE verdict was read,
Superior Court Judge James Long
directed a dozen police officers in the
packed courtroom to "arrest and
remove anyone who disrupts the
reading of the verdict." Long said he
would tolerate no outbursts; there were
Greensboro police SWAT teams ar-
med with rifles were stationed on roof-
tops surrounding the courthouse to
head off any possible violence by Klan-

smen or the communists, who have
labeled the trial a "farce."
The defendants were arrested after
the November 3, 1979 rally by the
Communist Workers Party ended in a
fierce two-minute gun battle.
VIDEOTAPES BY reporters, which
made up the brunt of the prosecution's
evidence, showed a caravan of Nazis.
and Klansmen stop in front of the rally.
A stick fight broke out and then there
was a hail of gunfire.
Killed were Sandra Smith, 29, of
Piedmont, South Carolina; James
Waller, 37, a CWP organizer in textile
plants; Cesar Vintop Cauce, 25, a
Durham hospital worker; William
Sampson, 31, a former Harvard
Divinity School student; and Michael
Roland Rathan, 33, a Durham
The trial marked the first time
videotape has been admitted as eviden-
ce in North Carolina history. The tapes
were made by four television stations
covering the rally.
During the trial prosecutors and
defense attorneys painted contrasting
pictures of the events leading to the
clash. Defendants testified they only
meant to "heckle the communists."
Prosecutors insisted the Klansmen and.
the Nazis came armed and looking for a

ONCE A PLANET known only by its six rings, Saturn has become a special point of interest this past month as the
Voyager I spacecraft sent home numerous photographs exhibiting Saturn along with Titan, the largest moon in our
solar system. Saturn is shown here in a composite of the images of the Saturnian system rising behind the moon, Dione.

Building may get Fleming name

Twelve years ago the University
campus was raging wit student
unrest, the fortress-like Administration
Building was being completed, and
Robben Fleming was beginning his 11-
year term as University President,
The Regents are now considering
renaming the Administration Building
in honor of Fleming and his wife,
Aldyth University Vice President and
z Chief Financial Officer James
Brinkerhoff said the Regents are ex-
pected to approve the name change at a
meeting this week.
There had been talk of naming the
Modern Languages Building after the
Flemings, Brinkerhoff said, but, "after,
listening to the pros and cons, we
decided that it would not be ap-
The idea to rename the Ad-
ministration Building after Fleming,
evolved during the past six months, he
Fleming was president of the Univer-
sity from 1968-1979, a period charac-
terized by student unrest in the begin-
ning, and economic stress later.
R~UZ His administration received'criticism
at times for what many considered a


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Daily Photo by JIM KI
THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, at Regent's Plaza, may soon be
renamed in honor of former University president Robben Fleming (inset),
and his wife, Aldyth. Fleming was president from 1968-1979.

City, agencies blamed for audi



A federal government agency has
said that neither the city nor the two
Community Development Block Grant
agencies is solely to blame in a recent
audit dispute, City Councilman Ken
Latta (D-2nd Ward) said at last night's
city council meeting.
The city froze funding for the Model
Cities Health Center and Model Cities
Legal Clinic Sept. 5 when the agencies
refused to cooperate with a city-
ordered audit of their financial records.
CITY OFFICIALS called for the
audits when they learned from Internal
Revenue Service reports that the health
center had failed to report to the city

half of its income earned over a four-
year period, thereby constituting a
breach of contract, officials claimed.
Since the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development "could not
clearly establish that the city had the
right to come in and look at the books,
they had to find the city as well as the
agencies at fault," Latta said.
Latta said city attorneys referred to
the wrong clause in the city's contract
with the agency when they cited breach
of contract.
LATTA SAID the controversy centers.
around the language of the contract
between the model cities agencies and
the city. He said the contract asks for

compliance with a section of the HUD
bylaws that is inapplicable, as it refers
to sub-grantees."
"The agencies in question are not
sub-grantees," he said. Latta said the
city is also required to know the
definition of "program income" and to
include this in any contract agreement.
THE OPINION, written by Director
of Community Planning and Develop-
ment Rich Paul, to Ann Arbor program
officer Louis Rampp, said profits ear-
ned by the agencies through service
fees need not be reported.
"Service fees derived from grant-
assisted public service activities
provided by contract as part of the
city's block grant program are

t mix-up
program income... (Therefore fees
derived from other sources are not
program income)," the memo said.
It concluded that while no funding
sanctions are appropriate in the case
against the city or the agencies, the, city
has the responsibility for settling the
"THE WHEELERS are on the right
track - they don't have to open all their
books," Latta commented, referring to
,Emma Wheeler, Director of the Health
Center and her husband and spokesman
for the agencies, former Mayor Albert
But Latta said the recommendation is
"no guarantee of anything" because
See CITY, Page 9

The University can be smaller and
better,. two professors from the Center
for the Study of Higher Education told
the University Senate yesterday.
Center Director Marvin Peterson and
Prof. James Miller gave some
suggestions for re-direction toward the
smaller University with a better paid
faculty and staff called for by President
Harold Shapiro. In a panel discussion
they focused on the implications of the
"smaller but better" theme.
"SMALLER CAN mean better,
Miller said, but it would be difficult for
the University to take a reduction in
resources and come out ahead. - One
way to avoid that dilemma, -he said, is
to concentrate limited resources in a
few areas, trimming fat from other
areas at the same time.
Peterson said the University should
decide exactly where it is going to
become smaller, possibly by directing
its attention away from research. He
said the University tends to value the
quality of research more than the
quality of instruction, but that the state
is more concerned about the Univer-
sity's capacity to instruct. A reduction
in state allocations to the University
could reflect this state concern, he said.
Peterson said scaling down the
University could be looked at in three
ways. First, he said, the University
could make cuts by not filling staff and
faculty positions opened by natural at-
trition, and by the elimination of

academic programs found to be
unessential. The second method would
be to focus on reallocation--the shifting
of resources from one University unit to
another-while establishing priorities
by which to reallocate.
THE THIRD alternative offered by
Peterson was retrenchment-thb
reduction of personnel and programs
above and beyond the rate of attrition.
"This may be what we will be faced
with," he predicted.
Miller said these types of alternatives
would have to be considered by the
University administration due to the
state's lingering financial problems. He
also pointed out that the: number of
traditionally-aged college students' is
steadily decreasing, and the overall
college enrollment nationwide is expec-
ted to drop about 15 per cent by the
In the period between 1950 and 1970,
Miller said, the nation witnessed an ex-
plosion in college enrollment. "There
was unusually generous federal support
to higher education and research," he
BUT NOW, on the other hand, other
pressing social issues have forced
higher education to take a back seat,
according to MIller. The generosity of
the federal government during the
1950s through the 1970s was "a once-in-
a-lifetime occurrence," meaning the
University must maintain whatever
funding it can to maintain the quality of
its programs, Miller said.

Yumy termites,
D O YOU LIKE your burgers crunchy? Want to add a
little zest to an omelette? Researchers with the
Forest Products Research Commission in Manila, the
Philippines, have a suggestion for a tasty, nutritious food of
the future - termites. The commission suggested turning
tables on the voracious little critters that eat people's

that this new breed of robbers is "sticking up" its victims
by gluing their hands to a wall or a desk with super glue and
then emptying the victims' pockets or purses. Once a per-
son is fastened to a wall or furniture, it is virtually im-
possible to get free without the aid of a doctor. Says the
British safety council about the use of super glues as a sort
of weapon: "These glues are a real menace in the wrong
hands." [I
Cap tivating street sweeper
When New York Mayor Edward Koch and Comptroller

gifts ... They didn't cost the city a nickel." Surrounded by
officials and reporters, Goldin got into the high seat of one of
the sweepers and drove several yards through a pile of
leaves. Many of the leaves were left behind. The sweepers
normally cost $3,500 each and $2,500 to transport, the mayor
said. But they were delivered free by Sea-Land Service,
Inc. The mayor said the machines will probably be used on
paths in Central Park. 'l
Seedy theft
Don't be surprised if the world's largest pop tart shows

how to spell "xystoi" is the new Scrabble champion of Nor-
th America. Joe Edley, 32, who is now a night watchman in
San Francisco, bested 31 other U.S. and Canadian players
to win the three-day tournament and a $5,000 prize or trip
for two to England. The tournament, which was held in San-
ta Monica, Calif., was sponsored by Selchow and Righter
Inc., the manufacturer of the popular word game. Edley
described himself as "an eternal student," saying that
Scrabble was just one of his studies. "I feel very lucky," he
said. He averaged 400 points per game. Xystoi, by the way,
is derived from the Greek word meaning covered portico or




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