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Vol. LXXXV, No. 12

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 18, 1974

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Regents in town
The Board of Regents are in town this week for
their monthly meeting, with approval of this year's
operating budget topping off the agenda. Tomor-
row's open meeting will be held on the Dearborn
campus, and includes discussion of curriculum de-
velopments and a public comments session at 4
p.m. On Friday, the Regents will be back in Ann
Arbor for the public session at 11 a.m. in the Re-
gents Room of the Administration Bldg
Police groups unite
Leaders of Michigan's two largest police organiz-
atipns have announced they will join in a single
lobbying body. At a press conference this morning,
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Jack
Brown and Harold Kunkle, his counterpart from
the Police Officers Association Michigan, (POAM)
were scheduled to announce the state-wide merger.
They said the new coalition would press the same
issues POAM and the FOP have argued in the past
-policemen's bargaining power, pension reform,
and tougher penalties for assaults on patrolmen.
Rover come home
The folks at the Chrysler Engineering Center out
on North Campus have found a new friend, a large
Irish setter type dog. The dog, whom they nick-
named Rover, just wandered in off the streets. The
Chrysler people have been sharing their lunches
with him, but would like to return him to his right-
ful owner. Anyone missing a fat, well cared for red
dog should call Mrs. Porter at 764-8490.
Happenings.. ..
are varied today. The journalism depart-
ment is sponsoring a lecture on "Challenges and
Frustrations Covering Government" at 4 p.m. in
the E Conference Rm. of Rackham. Robert Pisor,
of the Detroit News, Jim Neubacher of the De-
troit Free Press and Bud Vestal of Booth News-
papers will be the featured speakers . . . Demo-
cratic gubernatorial candidate Sander Levin will
meet with students and faculty in the Law Quad
Main Lounge at 2 p.m. . . . The University of
Michigan Papers in Women's Studies is holding an
open meeting at 4 p.m. in the Women's Studies of-
fice, 1058 LSA Bldg. Prospective Editorial Board
members are welcome, no experience necessary
. The University Community for Eckstein will
hold an organizing meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Demo-
cratic Headquarters, 225 E. Liberty . . . Siddha
Yoga Dham, 902 Baldwin, will sponsor an evening
of chanting, meditation and slides at 8 p.m. .. .
and the Women's Community Center will meet at
7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Union.
You win one .---
Lawyers for Richard Nixon pleaded Nixon's ill-
ness yesterday in opposing an attempt to get him
to testify in a court hearing. The lawyers asked
that the former president be excused from giving
a deposition in a Santa Ana, California, law office
next Tuesday in a case in which 21 people are
challenging government security measures at a
Billy Graham rally in North Carolina in 1971. The
subpoena calls for the former president to bring
with him relevant White House tapes and docu-
ments. In the opinion of his personal physician, Mr.
Nixon has in recent weeks shown serious signs of
strain and physical fatigue," their statement said,
. you lose one
A House subcommittee yesterday slashed Presi-
dent Ford's $850,000 transition fund request for
former President Nixon to $398,000. Rep. Tom
Steed (D-Okla.) chairman of the House executive
office appropriations subcommittee said the cut
was approved by a 7 to 6 vote. He said he would
not be surprised if the fund was cut even further
on the House floor, possibly next week or early
the following week. The subcommittee also re-
jected a request for $110,000 to build a vault to
house Nixon's White House tapes and papers.

Boycott spreads
Cesar Chavez won pledges of support from Bri-
tain's biggest trade union yesterday for the boy-
cott he leads against California grapes and let-
tuce. Chavez told a news conference in London the
boycott had been highly effective in the United
States and Canada, leaving Western Europe the
only likely market available for expansion to Cali-
fornia grape growers. Jack Jones, general secre-
tary of the Transport and General Workers Union
here, which represents 1.2 million men, including
Britains dockers, told the news conference his un-
ion promised to support Chavez as they did in the
earlier grape boycott of 1970.
On the inside .,.
Tony Cecere reviews singer David Amram's per-
formance at the Ark last week on the Arts Page
all the info on the U.S.'s fourth straight win
in the America's Cup races appears on the Sports
Page . . . and on the Editorial Page Paul O'Donnell
takes a look at Franco's continuing control of

By JO MARCOTTY and have theo
CHERYL PILATE all togethe
A neck-and-neck race between two of the necessarily
state's strongest unions enters the home stretch quently a r
today as University clericals begin casting their
ballots for the United Auto Workers (UAW), the BOTH G
American Federation of State, County, and Mun- vote for on
nicipal Employes (AFSCME), or against union- "At first
ization. lorin of Al
Although UAW and AFSCME organizers are I've becom
optimistic about their chances, representatives Final res
on both sides concede that the election outcome clericals w
is a virutal toss-up. campus un
vised by 1
"NATURALLY I'm optimistic," said Pamela Commission
O'Connor, a UAW organizer, "but this is such a campus ye
grass roots movement; we have no way of con- Monday.
tacting everyone or knowing how they feel."
A simple majority-one vote over 50 per cent- THROUG
is required for either union to win. UAW wage
But because the University's 3,200 clericals each side



option of voting against unionization
r, neither UAW nor AFSCME will
receive a majority mandate. Conse-
run-off election may be required.
ROUPS are confident clericals will
e of the unions.
I wasn't so sure," said Sylvia Hal-
FSCME, "but in the past few weeks
e convinced that one union will win."
sults will be tabulated Monday, and
ill be voting at various points on the
til then. Elections, which are super-
the Michigan Employment Relations
in (MERC), were held on the Dearborn
esterday and on the Flint campus
HOUT the summer AFSCME and
d a heated and often bitter struggle.
contending it is better equipped to


represent clerical workers in negotiations with the final sta
the University. A recurri
"UAW has a separate department solely for paign has1
clericals," asserted O'Connor. "AFSCME is not the clerical
really interested in the clericals, they just want AFSCME
another local on campus." campus, ve
However, AFSCME organizer Gretchen Gehr and tout th
maintains that "AFSCME is the union for public union" in
employes, and that is what we are. If UAW is men.
so interested in clericals, why haven't they At the sa
organized their own in the auto plants?" lar position
THE UAW answer to this frequently raised is- more wome
sue is that clericals at Ford and General Motors roles in car
automatically receive many of the benefits grant- Presently
ed to the unionized auto workers. been discu
Currently AFSCME represents clerical workers that a stro
at four state colleges, including Washtenaw Com- to upgrade
munity College. UAW represents clericals at Both UA
Wayne county Community College and recently they will st
averted a professional and administration staff tion. In the
strike at Wayne State University by assisting in union is be
Fuibright co


ages of negotiations there.
ng theme throughout the unions' cam-
been women's rights, since many of
s are vocal feminists.
LEAFLETS, which are posted all over
hemently denounce sex discrimination
e effectiveness of the "public employes
maintaining equal provisions for wo-
me time, UAW has established a simi-
on the subject - also contending that
en in its organization play instrumental
mpaigning and negotiating.
, specific employe demands have not
ssed, but each contender has stressed
ng organizational voice is necessary
clericals' benefits.
W and AFSCME have indicated that
upport the winner of this week's elec-
words of one UAW organizer - "any
tter than no union at all.'



intervention i Chile

AP Photo
Vesco investigated
Two members of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, William Gallimaro
(left) and Philip Manuel, hold up a rifle while giving testimony yesterday implicating fugitive
financier Robert Vesco in an alleged gun running operation. Vesco is wanted in the United
States on charges that he swindled $240 million from Investors Overseas Services.
errorists end sege,
seek rfvuge in Syria

Two congressional committees
yesterday announced investiga-
tions of intervention by the
Central Intelligence A g e n c y
(CIA) in Chile following Presi-
dent Ford's endorsement of its
clandestine activities abroad.
Senator William Fulbright of
Arkansas, Democratic chairman
of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, told reporters after
a closed-door session that "the
committee unanimously ordered
its staff to gather all the rele-
vant material and make re-
port, probably next week."
REP. THOMAS Morgan (D-
Pa.), chairman of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee, said
he would take up the Chilean
issue this week.
Both men stressed their de-
sire for congressional influence
over CIA activities abroad, fol-
lowing revelations that the CIA
spent $11 million supporting op-
position to the late President
Salvador Allende.
Fulbright suggested a com-
mittee of both houses to over-
see CIA activities, and Morgan
declared, "This is our one
chance to get oversight of the
CIA and we're going to grab
SENATOR Mike Mansfield of
Montana, the Democratic ma-
jority leader, told reporters be-
fore the start of this morning's
session that he intended to call
for a joint Senate committee
to oversee secret CIA opera-
tions abroad. "I don't think we
have been keeping close enough
tabs on the CIA," he said.
"We have not asked enough
questions. We have been too
prone to take what they tell us
on faith and not probe too
deeply," he stated.
Fulbright told reporters, "I
don't approve of our interven-
ing in other people's elections."

THE SENATORS made their
statements as the Foreign Re-
lations Committee went into a
closed-door session on CIA in-
terference in Chile and publica-
tion in the Washington Post of
a controversial report by the
counsel of a Foreign Relations
The report, leaked to the
Washington Post, recommended
that a perjury investigation
should be initiated against for-
mer CIA D i r e c t o r Richard
Helms and accused Secretary

Pierce admits loss
in Democratic race

of State Henry Kissinger of
having dedeived the committee
in sworn testimony.
Senator Hugh Scott of Penn-
sylvania, the Republican minor-
ity leader, came to the defense
of the administration, declaring
that "the recommendations are
overstated and some are utterly
BUT ANOTHER leading Re-
publican, Rep. John Anderson
of Illinois, said "I am surprised

Dr. Edward Pierce yesterday
conceded victory in the 2nd U.S.
Congressional District Democra-
tic primary to John Reuther,
who increased his originally thin
lead in a recount of the elec-
Pierce called off the recount
late Monday night when nearly
complete totals showed Reuther
winning by about 130 votes.
Prior to the recount, Reuther
held an 81-vote margin over
the Ann Arbor physician.
ment, Pierce pledged to fully
support Reuther's campaign
against incumbent Congressman
Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor) in
the November general election.
"John Reuther is young and
willing to listen," Pierce said.
"His background and interests
are clear indicators that he will
be a good congressman and
reflect the view of the vast
majority of the people of the
The Reuther-Pierce primary
was a cliff-hanger that con-

founded many political experts.
late United Auto Workers union
President Walter Reuther, was
expected to win easily, but
Pierce ran a surprisingly strong
A number of observers had
concluded that Pierce was the
victor on the basis of partial
returns which. came in late on
election night. It was not until
11 a.m. the next day that Reu-
ther was declared the winner-
and then by only five votes.
During the official certifica-
tion of the results, several cler-
ical errors were discovered and
Reuther's lead jumped to 81
reached yesterday for comment
on Pierce's concession because
he was out campaigning, an aide
Until yesterday Reuther and
Pierce ran a joint campaign
against Esch, pending the re-
count results. But now Reuther
See PIERCE, Page 7

SCHIPHOL, Holland (Reuter)
-An exchange of prisoners un-
der the guns of scores of roof-
top sharpshooters at .Schiphol
Airport last night ended the
four-day Hague hostage drama.
The three gunmen, members
of the Japanese Red Army, took
11 hostages at the French em-
bassy in the Hague last Friday.
They flew out yesterday in a
Boeing aircraft along with a
colleague freed from a French
jail at their demand.
THEY ALSO received $300,000
GEO set
Representatives of the Uni-
versity and the Graduate Em-
ployes Organization (GEO)
reached an agreement on griev-
ance procedures during a two-
hour meeting at the Rackham
Building last night.
The procedure calls for step-
by-step referral of complaints
up to a representative of the
vice president for academic af-
fairs, after which the matter
can be referred for binding ar-

in ransom money paid out by
the Dutch government.
In return, they released un-
harmed all their hostages in
three stages over the past 36
hours. Tired and strained by
their 100-hour ordeal, the hos-
tages were all reported in satis-
factory condition.
As the Boeing, piloted by a
volunteer three-man crew head-
ed south-east from here there
was speculation that its desti-
nation was a Middle East capi-
tal, possibly Damascus.
BUT THERE was no official
word as to where it is heading
and Dutch Premier Joop Den
Uyl, who took charge of the
final phase of the exchange
here, told a press conference
he did not know where the
plane was heading.
Tension at the heavily guarded
airport was acute as, almost in
slow motion so as not to excite
any of the participants or troops
that ringed the airport as the
last hostages were released.
The final trade-off was the
freeing'by the gunmen of
French Ambassador Jacques
Senard in exchange for Yutaka
Furuya, flown here last Satur-
day from a French jail and held
under French guard at the air-
port here until the final ex-
craft last with a blue trunk and
a white bundle containing the
ransom money.
Den Uyl said that France
would reimburse the Dutch
Government for the ransom
monev. Initially the gunmen had

true of getting the gunmen to
reduce their ransom demand.
Den Uyl, against a back-
ground of reports of strained
relations between the French
and Dutch governments over
negotiating tactics said the suc-
cessful outcome was largely due
to the constant cooperation be-
tween France and Holland.
After a night when which
apparently little happened, but
during which the Dutch authori-
See GUNMEN, Page 2

Temperance unionr
Still alive locally1 {.
Like all the past meetings, this month's Women's Christian
Temperance Union (WCTU) meeting began with a prayer::.:;:"
"Ye are all children of light and day, not of the night, of
darkness. Therefore let us watch and be sober, for they that
sleep, sleep in the dark, and they that be drunken be drunken
in the night."
TO MOST UNIVERSITY students, the problem of how to
refuse a cocktail rarely comes up. But the gin dilemma is a
way of life for the Clara Leisenring Union of the WCTU.
Eight members of the group, all elderly women, held their
monthlymetn yesterday in ametn local home, opening with ":-'".":.,i X
"America the Beautiful and then moving intoa sober discus-;:
sion of the evils of drink.
A bit of controversy brewed when one of the participants
admitted she once accepted a cocktail out of politeness at a
wedding, but discreetly set it down without drinking any of it.
ANOTHER MEMBER announced, "There is nothing un-
gracious about refusing a drink . . . If people see you with a
cocktail in your hand, they will assume you are drinking it,"

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