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Vol. LXXXV, No. 7 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 12, 1974 Ten Cents

Ten Pages



to open student records


Join us

If you're interested in working for your col-
lege newspaper, tonight is the Big Night. The Daily
will hold a mass meeting for all interested new-
comers at 7:30 p.m. in our second floor offices
at 420 Maynard, right next to the SAB. We need:
reporters, editorial writers, reviewers, photog-
raphers, cartoonists, sportswriters, salespeople,
business people . . . in a word, we need You. Five-
cent Cokes will be provided for all.
Prize offered
A University alumnus is offering a handsome
total of $1500 in prize money for essays submitted
in answer to the following question: "In the context
of time, what did the draftsmen of the Declaration
of Independence mean by the words, "All men are
created equal?" Edward Moore, president and
chief moneygiver of an outfit called Foundation
for the Future of Man, will give $1000 for the best
essay and $300 and $200 for the second and third
runner-ups, respectively. The contest is open only
to University students, faculty and alumni, and
entries should go to History Prof. Kenneth Lock-
ridge by Jan. 31, 1975.
GEO drops a hint
The Graduate Employes' Organization (GEO),
currently involved in bargaining with the Univer-
sity for a contract covering teaching fellows, re-
searchers and assistants, has not spoken much of
striking since losing a strike vote among the TA's
and TF's last spring. But GEO leader Sandy Sil-
berstein yesterday broached the subject anew at
an orientation meeting of the Committee on the
Status of Women in Graduate Education. In an
unscheduled pitch for GEO membership, Silber-
stein said, "I urge you all to get involved, espe-
cially if you like leafletting, and perhaps picket-
ing by December." She then hurried out and could
not be reached for further comment on possible
strike plans if bargaining proves unsuccessful.
It ain't Santa
Stevensville restauranteur Emil Tosy complained
a few weeks ago about an unbearable stench in
his home. He called a local fumigation service, but
it couldn't find out what smelled. This week he
found out this chimney flue wasn't working prop-
erly, so he called in contractors, who found what
they thought was a small animal clogging the
chimney. But when they started poking at it, they
found it was the badly decomposed body of a wo-
man. Berrien County sheriff's deputies called it a
homicide and were continuing the investigation.
Happenings.. ..
are topped today by the timely appearance
of former "U. S. Attorney General Elliot Richard-
son, the man who resigned rather than fire Archi-
bald Cox on orders from Richard Nixon. Richard-
son will hold a press conference for his newest
cause, "Students and Faculty for Milliken", at 2:15
p.m. in Huron Room 4 of the Campus Inn . . . the
day's other big celebrity guest is United Farm
Workers' Vice President Delores Huerta, who willi
address a noon rally of grape and lettuce boycott
supporters on the Diag . . . the campus Weight
Watchers chapter meets at 4:30 p.m. in the
League's downstairs cafeteria . . . the Bach Club's
gathering is a 8 p.m. in the East Quad's Greene
Lounge . . . more adventurous types can meet with
the Skydiving Club at 7:30 p.m. in 1042 East En-
gine . . . more radical types can huddle with the
Human Rights Party at the same time, in Alice
Lloyd Hall's Klein Lounge.
Air crash
An Eastern Air Lines jet attempting to land in
heavy early morning fog at a Charlotte, N. C. Air-
port plowed into a wooded hillside yesterday, kill-
ing 69 persons, officials said. Thirteen passengers
and crew members survived. The DC9-30 plane,
Eastern Flight 212, was making a stop here and
had been given clearance to land before it crash-
ed two miles short of the airport. Jim Ashlock,
Eastern's public relations director in Miami, said
cause of the crash was a mystery. A federal in-
vestigation was begun.
Dope note
Federal narcotic agents arrested nearly 100 per-
sons early yesterday in nationally coordinated raids
against an illegal network of amphetamine sales in
10 cities. In a simultaneous attack, Mexican au-

thorities closed four laboratories where the pills
were produced and illegally shipped to the United
States. A U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration
spokesman said the operation - described as the
largest of its kind - "it a very great success."
On the inside . . .
... on the Editorial Page, Rebecca Warner takes
a look at the grape and lettuce boycott as farm-
workers' organizer Delores Huerta comes to town
local singer Iris Bell talks with theareunited

University General Counsel Roderick Daane
says that the 'U' will be required to grant stu-
dents access to their own academic records as
a result of a law passed recently by Congress.
At present, all University counseling offices
collect files on students, who are forbidden to
see them.
DAANE SAYS that the bill will force the Re-
gents to revise University policy on access to
records, most likely at their October meeting.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Frank
Rhodes, whose office will probably recommend
tle new policy, explains that the law will neces-
sitate "a very heavy administrative burden,"
and that he has "no idea of the cost to the Uni-
versity" of implementing the policy.
The measure, detailed in the Family Educa-
tional Rights and Privacy Act, was proposed by
Senator James B u c k l e y (R-New York) and
strongly backed by the Amerncan Civil LiTerties
THE BILL provides that "no federal- funds
shall be made available to any educational in-
stitution or agency that denies students the right
to inspect and review any and all official records,

files and other information directly related to
the students . . . including all the material in
the pupil's cumulative record."
The measure also gives students the oppor-
tunity for a hearing to "correct or remove in-
accurate, misleading or inappropriate data."
The portion of the students' file to be made
open would include letters of recommendation
for admissions, test scores, high school counselor
comments, original application forms and "backer
cards," which provide accounts of college coun-
selor comments.
The bill affects all educational institutions, on
the elementary, secondary and University level
and will go into effect Nov. 20.
IN CASES where the students haven't yet
reached majority age, the same rights accorded
adult students would be granted to the pupil's
Regent Gertrude Huebner (R-Bloomfield Hills)
says the measure "could make for big problems
in law and medicine," but adds "it will be worth
all the bookkeeping difficulties, even if the bill
protects the rights of just three or four students."
The University expects to incur additional
re 'ord-keeping and salary costs as It may be

forced to hire more personnel or increase work-
loads to accommodate students who wish to see
their files.
THE PRESENT Regents' p o l i c y on student
access to files is vague at crucial points and
leaves interpretation and enforcement up to the
Counselors in all colleges now have exclusive
access to records, although faculty members
may request interpretations of the records. Sim-
ilarly, students may request summaries of the
University policy strictly forbids furnishing any
confidential student information to outside groups,
em'ployers or agencies.
THE NEW statute also forces the University
to inform all the students of their new rights of
access on or before Nov. 20. However, Daane
says that the measure doesn't require letters to
be sent to the students, only public announce-
ments in the media and posted notices.
Although proponents of the legislation maintain
that records have often been used to abuse. the
rights of students, University officials deny that
misuses have occurred.
See 'U', Page 7

Roderick . Daane

Pre sideni

blanket pardon to

President Ford yesterday tried came amid a new public out-
to still a political storm over cry at a White House announce-
possible pardons for Watergate ment Tuesday which was viewed
figures, saying he was not by many as a sign he may
thinking of any blanket action follow his pardon of former
but would consider any requests President Richard Nixon by
on a case-by-case basis. pardoning others involved in
That was the message the the Watergate affair.
President conveyed to Republi- The President met the Re-
can leaders in Congress in clar- publicans for nearly two hours
ifying his position regarding 48 at the White House and then
former Nixon and re-election issued a brief statement clari-
campaign aides e i t h e r sen- fying an announcement on the
tenced or awaiting trial in the pardons issue by acting press
Watergate affair. secretary John Hushen.
Grad women meet,
male orientation

Hushen, answering questions
posed by reporters following the
highly controversial pardoning
of former President Nixon, said
Tuesday that Ford has "under
study" the issue of pardons for
others involved in the Water-
gate scandals.
mediately caused a loud outcry,
as did the pardoning of Nixon
on Sunday, and many appeared
to take it as a sign that Ford
might be weighing pardons for
convicted and accused Water-
gate figures.
But, the Republican leaders
said after the morning White
House meeting, the President
at present did not have any
pardons under active considera-
tion but would look into any re-
quests sent to him for such ac-
Senators of both parties, how-
ever, launched attempts to close
the door on any broad-based'
presidential pardon.
ROBERT BIRD, the assistant
S e n a t e Democratic leader,
issued a sense of the Senate
resolution declaring that presi-
dential pardoning of persons ac-
cused of criminal offenses would
effectively conceal the whole
truth of Watergate.
Senate Democratic 1 e a d e r
Mike Mansfield introduced a
resolution calling on President
Ford to make public Watergate
related tape recordings and
o t h e r documents, including
those dealing with Nixon's' role.
The resolution declared: "It
is paramount to the national in-
terest that the American public
be made fully aware of all facts
connected with and relating to
Watergate matters . .
See FORD, Page 2

This University is "geared to
the white, male, middle class
student," charged Dorothy Mc-
Guigan of the Center for the
Continuing Education of Women
(CCEW) at a graduate women's
conference held yesterday in
Attended by about 40 women,
the conference emphasized the
constant struggle involved in im-
proving the'status of women
here at the 'U'.
Sponsored by the Committee
on the Status of Women in Grad-
uate Education, the rap session
was an effort to acquaint stu-
dents with key women and or-
ganizations on campus, and to
discuss some of the issues con-
fronting women grad students.
CCEW opened the talk by in-

forming the audience that "One
hundred years ago, in 1874, there
were only four women Ph.D's in
the whole world."
She moved on to cite statisti-
cal information to support her
asertion that "we have made
According to McGuigan, the
proportion of faculty women to
men is presently 15 percent, al-
though she indicated that most
increases have occured in the
lower echelons.
"ONLY FIVE percent of the
full professorships are held by
women," she said, and added
that, "There has been a one
tenth of one per cent increase in
women faculty members be-
tween 1973 and 1974."
McGuigan termed the salary.
differentials between male and
See GRAD, Page 2

AP Photo
W hat's this man thinking?
It's anybody's guess what President Ford is contemplating here as he listens to a speech by
AFL-CIO President George Meany, but it could very well be whether or not to pardon our
nation's oornucopia of Watergate defendants. Whatever the case, it's no pipe dream.
$850,000 SNOW JOB:
Montoya~ hits Nixton budg-,-et

seph Montoya, (D-N. Mex.),
told a Ford administration
spokesperson yesterday he ap-
parently was "given quite a
snow job" by Richard Nixon's
aides who . helped prepare an
$850,000 budget for Nixon's re-
turn to private life.
Montoya, chairman of a Sen-

Scientists say freon


in air poses threat for future
Freon, an inert man-made gas used as a propellant in aero-
sol spray cans, and in the cooling units of refrigerators and air 0 } :
condidtioners, has been rising and steadily accumulating in the "
earth's crucial blanket of protective ozone within 15 years.
Ozone, an isotope of oxygen, absorbs much of the sun's
deadly ultraviolet rays and plays a role in shaping the earth's}
climate. The effect of its destruction in the stratosphere may
result in a large increase in the incidence of skin cancer as well :
as a yet undetermined effect on the weathr.
DR. RALPH CICERONE, an associate research scientist at
the University's Space Research Laboratory said yesterday that -
the scope of the freon problem is "more serious than atmos-
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ate Appropriations subcommit-
tee looking into the budget re-
quest, made the remark during
questioning of General Services
Administration (GSA) Arthur
Sampson, who defended the pro-
posal before the panel.
CORDS show the request pro-
poses to combine the benefits
of two separate laws in order
to provide Nixon more than
twice the funds former Presi-
dent Lyndon Johnson received
for his period of transition to
private life.
Sampson told the Senate panel
he did not know the full extent
of services and supplies that
Nixon will need. He said the re-
quested funds would make the
former President's "records
and advice" available to the
American people and the world.
Sampson then outlined what
he described as a very sophis-
ticated security system the
GSA plans to build and main-
tain for Nixon's records under
an agreement he and the for-
mer president signed last week.
the government responsible for
the security of Nixon's presi-

first 10 months out of office
compares with a total of 1.1
million dollars spent for John-
son, his immediate predecessor,
during the four years Johnson
lived after retiring as presi-
THE NIXON proposal, work-
ed out by Nixon aides and
Sampson in an unannounced
meeting in San Clemente, Calif.,
immediately after the resigna-
tion, would take full advantage
of both the Former Presidents
Act of 1958 and the Presidential
Transition Act of 1963.
A Justice Department memo-
randum prepared at Sampson's
request indicates that Nixon is
not eligible for full benefits un-
der both laws at the same time.
Meanwhile, Nixon is in phys-
ical pain and remains "way
down, very depressed" despite
the presidential pardon he re-
ceived, a member of his fami-
lv reports.
The ex-President's condition
is said to be worrying his wife
and family.
ber songht ot a telenhone in-
terview on Tuesday night s'ay-
ing, "This is something some-

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