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Vol. LXXXV, No. 8

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 13, 1974

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Sale of the year
Some folks will merchandise anything. Yester-
day a pair of political hucksters were turning
heads and profits on the Diags by peddling all-pur-
pose pardons at the bargain price of 15 cent each
or two for a quarter. "I should have gotten mine
in Washington," complained one buyer. "I hear
they're going at a lower price there."
" Voters in Ann Arbor's Second Congressional
Districi favor cutting the nation's defense budget
to reduce federal spending and hold back infla-
tion according to the results of a poll released
yesterday by the Public Interest Research Group
in Michigan (PIRGIM). The survey of 198 voters in
Ypsilanti, Livonia, Dundee, Monroe, and Ann Arbor
showed 30 per cent naming defense as the first
area for budget cuts, with 26 suggesting foreign aid
and 12 per cent social services and welfare. Two
out of three respondents said inflation is the na-
tion's worst problem.
Happenings.. ..
... are light today, with the headlines going to
a noon Diag rally in protest of President Ford's
pardon of Richard Nixon. The quickly-organized
gathering is being sponsored by the Ad Hoc Coali-
tion of Ann Arbor Social Change Organizations .. .
the Hospital Commission for Woman will meet at
noon in W10410 of the hospital . . . East Quad's
Halfway Inn players will tap-dance through "Tapi-
oca Holiday" to provide dinner-threatre-musical
entertainment in the quad's basement Inn .. .
No dice
The California Bar Association yesterday refused
to allow ex-President Richard Nixon to resign
from its membership. The rejection came after
100 attorneys launched a petition drive urging the
association to continue its investigation of Nixon's
activities-a process that could lead to disbar-
ment-instead of accepting his resignation. Earlier
yesterday, the group received Nixon's letter of
Chenault sentenced
Marcus Wayne Chenault was sentenced yester-
day to die in the electric chair for the murder of
Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr., and a church deacon,
during services at historic Ebenezer Baptist church
last June. Judge Luther Alverson set Nov. 8 as the
execution date for the 23-year-old black college
student from Dayton, Ohio. As the prosecutor read
the death sentence to the court, Chenault blew
kisses at him. The jury found Chenault guilty after
little more than an hour of deliberations. Chen-
ault's attorney said the sentences would be ap-
More price hikes
Ford Motor Co. yesterday said prices on its 1975
model cars and trucks would be an average of
$373 or 7.4 per cent higher than 1974-model prices.
The percentage increase is lower that the tentative
8 per cent the company had announced in July,
and is the lowest introductory price hike of the
four major U. S. auto companies. Ford said the
increase includes $269 or 5.3 per cent to offset
rising costs.
More jobless
The Michigan unemployment rate for August was
9 per cent of the state's work force, making it the
seventh consecutive month that the jobless total
has hit that high a figure. The state unemployment
figure compares with 5.4 per cent nationally. The
Michigan Employment Security Commission said
yesterday the state unemployment total was 351,-
700 persons, up 500 from July. The last time the
jobless figure dipped below 9 per cent was in
January, when it was 8.2 per cent. The peak figure

was 10.9 in June.
More inflation
The government reported yesterday that whole-
sale prices rose 3.9 per cent in August, the second
biggest monthly jump in 28 years and an indication
that inflation may be worsening. Last month's in-
crease pushed wholesale prices 17.8 per cent high-
er than a year ago and further dimmed the Ford
administration's prospects for any significant eas-
ing of inflation this year. Administration econo-
mists indicated they are again revising their fore-
On the inside...
... Beth Nissen lemoans the badness of the first
week of classes on the Editorial Page . . . Arts
Page features its Cinema Weekend capsule re-
views . .. and Rich Learner talks to Dennis Frank-
Un' hcr c.hnl nar n te- n .- a






United Farm Workers (UFW)
vice president Dolores Huerta
told a Diag audience of 150 yes-
terday that her people are
"working on their knees . . . to
feed you."
Huerta's appearance was in-
tended to kick off a fall offen-
sive aimed at local stores car-
rying non-UFW wine, grapes
and lettuce.
"WE HAVE GOT to be noisy
and bother people and not let
anybody eat any grapes or let-
tuce, Huerta said, calling for
active support from her lis-
"When people are picking
grapes they are working on
their knees, bent over like
clothes pins . . . farmworkers
walk thousands of miles to feed
you," she asserted. She urged
sympathizers to join picket lines
See HUERTA, Page 3

Council suit names
Jacobs, Schaper
Student Government Council President Carl Sand-
burg announced last night that SGC has filed suit against
former President William Jacobs and ex-treasurer David
Schaper for alleged misuse of nearly $42,000 in Council
Sandburg revealed the legal action at an SGC meet-
ing in which members voted to press criminal charges
against controversial former Council President Lee Gill
for alleged embezzlement of nearly $16,000 in SGC funds.
JACOBS WAS president from March 1972 to May 1973; Scha-
per was treasurer from March 1972 to June 1973; and Gill served

DOLORES HUERTA, first vice president of the United Farm Workers (UFW) speaks at a Diag
rally yesterday. Huerta asked participants to support "a new local boycott effort aimed at con-
vincing more shoppers to eschew non-UFW grapes, wine and lettuce. After the rally, a portion
of the 150 participants picketed in front of the Village Corner, a major seller of boycotted wines.





Watergate pardon- stance-

from May 1973 to January 1974.
The lawsuit against Jacobs
and Schaper charges that they
"exceeded their authority and
acted in an impropermanner''
towards SGC "with regard to
incurring debts and liability for
Council property, and without
miaking a sufficient accounting
The civil suit accuses the de-
fendants of allegedly making
unauthorized deposits and with-
drawals'from a number of legi-
timate SGC accounts, both in
local banks and within the Uni-
IT ASKS for an accounting
and restitution of $41,863 plus
ilterest, attorney's fees and
While assistant Coumcil attor-
nev Lou Lessem declined to
say whether SGC had evidence
for criminal prosecution, he ad-
mitted that "despite the work
of our staff, we can't explain
many of the transactions."
During the meeting Schaper
was served with a copy of the
suit and a summons in one of
the Council chamber offices. He
appeared angry and remarked
to one SGC member, "I rigged
elections: I screwed people left
and right, but I never, never
took any money."
are legally bound to appear in
court for the hearing, which
will be held in Washtenaw Cir-
cuit Court. According to Les-
sem, "under joint and sev-
eral liability both are liable for
the whole amount if we serve
one of them and not the other."
Schaper is presently an Ann
Arbor resident and is enrolled
at the University. Jacobs is at-
tending Columbia Law School.
Sandburg said that efforts "will
be made in the very near fu-
ture" to serve him with a sum-
Sandburg told SGC members
that he is "confident" the Coun-
See SGC, Page 2

put on
The University C e n t e r, a
controversial local facility for
emotionally disturbed adoles-
cent males, has been re-licensed
by the state Department of So-
cial Services and will be allow-
ed to continue operating on a
probationary basis.
The center was issued a six-
month provisional license pend-
ing a more thorough investiga-
tion of the facility by Social
Services and the state attorney
general's office.
After conducting a four-week
inspection of the institution's
psychiatric, medical, and edu-
cational programs, the Social
Services Department discovered
"four areas of non-comoliance
with certain regulations."
HOWEVER, the alleged defi-
ciencies at the center involve
violations of the city's fire code
more than problems in the area
of natient care.
"The center appeared to gen-
erally be in solid shape,"
asserted Harold Gazan, director
of the state inter-agency office.
During the past year, the cen-
ter has been probed by the U.S.
Permanent Investigations Sub-
committee and the State De-
partment of Mental Health.
Both agencies alleged that the
facility was guilty of a wide
See CENTER, Page 2

By AP and Reuter
House denied yesterday that
President Gerald Ford had ever
considered pardons for the
Watergate cover-up defendants
before their trial starts Septem-
ber 30.
Acting Press Secretary John
Hushen issued the new clarifica-
tion of the presidential position
as U.S. District Judge John
Sirica denied defense motions
for dismissal of charges in the
ing former Atty. General John

Mitchell, had claimed the par-
don granted ex-President Rich-
ard Nixon has made a fair trial
Members of the Senate Judi-
ciary Committee, meanwhile,
sought to ensure that the full
facts of Nixon's role in Water-
gate are made public even
though he will not be indicted
and tried.
While Hushen denied any pos-
sibility of a pardon for the
Watergate defendants, the Sen-
ate reacted' to the furor over
Tuesday's White House state-
ment that pardons were being

studied by voting two-to-one
against any blanket amnesty.
THE S E N A T E resolution,
passed by 55 to 24, declared
that it was "the sense of the
Senate that the President not
grant pardon hereafter to any
individual accused of any crim-
inal offense arising out of the
presidential campaign and elec-
tion of 1972 prior to the indict-
ment and completion of trial
and any appeal of such individ-
Hushen said: "There never
was any intention on our part
to give the impression that the
W a t e r g a t e defendants were
about to be pardoned at any
time and especially not prior to
the trial."
On Tuesday the White House
had said the question of par-
dons for the Watergate defen-
dants was under study. Later,
it said that a blanket amnesty
was not being considered, lead-
ing to speculation that the orig-
inal announcement was made to
test public opinion.

THE HEWAED discussion of
pardons was cited by Mitchel
-one of six cover-up defen
dants--ir a request for disniissa


of charges against him.
Sirica denied that and several
similar requests for dismissal
or indefinite delay from two
other defandants, former White
House chief of staff H. R. "Bob"
Haldeinan and former White
House advisor John Ehrlichman.
The judge disclosed his rulings
following a long closed meeting
with attorneys for the six de-
According to sources familiar
with the case, in the final days
of his presidency Nixon re-
ceived and rejected appeals. for
pardons from Ehrlichman and

First-day strife hits
Boston area schools

BOSTON (1P) - Several black
children were hurt yesterday
when buses were stoned by
white youths in one of the few
incidents on the first day of the
court-ordered busing for t h i s
city's 200 schools, the mayor's
office said.
Three to five children were in-
jured when rocks smashed win-
dows in five buses after they
pulled away from "L" Street
Annex of South Boston High af-
ter class, the mayor's office re-
OFFICIALS said persons were
arrested in connection with the
Earlier, outside the m a i n
branch of the high school, about
500 white teen-agers and adults
booed and chanted as 56 'black
children arrived by bus for
morning classes. The s.c h o o l
had been 99 per cent white.
The mayor's office said five
arrests had been made in con-
nection with the morning de-
Monstrations. All those arrested
were young men, and charges
included disorderly conduct, as-
sault and battery on a police of-
ficer, and assault for throwing
rocks, a spokesman said. He
said one policeman was injured
near South Boston High School

racial slurs from the crowd as
they walked past a line of police
into the building.
At predominantly black South
Boston - Roxbury High, only 40
of an assigned 535 white pupils
attended along with about 400
of the assigned 493 black pupils,
officials said.


differs with





EmpoS Telassie
deposed in Ethopi

ADDIS ABABA, E t h i o p i a
(Reuter) - Emperor Haile Se-
lassie, "The Lion of Judah"
who has ruled this East Afri-
can nation for 44 years, was
deposed yesterday in a bloodless
coup by the army.
The armed forces coordinat-
ing committee named Defense
Minister Aman Andom Prime
Minister of a provisional mili-
tary government which will run
the country until elections are
forces coordinating committee-
which has virtually controlled
the country since March - also

Haile Selassie, a once all-
powerful ruler who lived in a
splendid feudal state in 13 pal-
aces, left his now almost de-
serted m'ain palace in a blue
Volkswagen and was taken to
army headquarters.
AS THE CAR drove away 400
youths ran after it hurling in-
Five thousand people staged
a brief hand-clapping demon-
stration outside the palace but
obeyed officers' pleas to go
The armed forces have so far
given no clue as to the former

Former Attorney General Elliott Richardson
said yesterday that he disagrees with President
Gerald Ford's decision to grant a full pardon to
Richard Nixon.
While conceding Ford acted out of compassion
and sincerity, Richardson declared that he would
have sought a complete report on the former
president's alleged wrong-doings from Special
Prosecutor Leon Jaworski before taking any ac-
tion in the case.
THE DAPPER Richardson made his assess-
ment of the pardon during a press conference
at the Campus Inn which was part of a campaign
drive on behalf of Gov. William Milliken who is
seeking re-election this November.
"The public should know what former President
Nixon was pardoned for," Richardson said, urg-
ing that Ford continue probing the Watergate
scandals through the special prosecutor's office.
Richardson held three cabinet posts in the Nix-
on Administration and resigned as attorney gen-
eral on October 20 last year after refusing a
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