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Vol. LXXXV, No. 21

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 28, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

UV. rejects

S. African

creden tialIs

China events
The U.S.-China People's Friendship Association
is sponsoring several China-related events today.
All events are free and open to the public. And
they all take place in the assembly hall of the
Union. From noon until 5 p.m. there will be a
Chinese art exhibit. At 1:30 p.m. a workshop will
begin on "Chinese Factory Life Compared with
American Factory Life." The workshop will be
led by an American woman worker who has ex-
perienced both situations first-hand. At 3 p.m. there
will be a workshop on "The Role of Young People
in Building New China." And at 8 p.m. a lecture
and discussion on "Art in Socialist China" will
be conducted by Chung-Lu Tsen.
Happenings . ..
. . . could begin at 6 a.m. this morning it you
feel like spending the morning with the master,
Baba Muktananda, at 1432 Golden St., but don't
forget your shorts or leotards . . . if you prefer
later rising, you could wait until 8:45 a.m. and
register for the Ann Arbor Open Chess Tournament
which begins today and continues through to-
morrow. The first round is at 10:15 a.m. . . . per-
haps a professional art fair is more what you're
looking for. Eastern's homecoming festivities this
year have been expanded to include fine art
exhibits and professional musical entertainment.
The festivities begin at 10 a.m. in the parking lot
of Holy Trinity Chapel and continue until dark .. .
the GO club, persons interested in playing the
oriental strategic board game, is meeting at 2
p.m. in 2050 Frieze . . . cider and cookie lovers
are invited to an open house at the Reuther
Campsign Headquarters, at the corner of Hill St.
and .Forest Ave., after the football game today.
John Reuther will be on hand to meet and talk
with you.,
Betty hospitalized
Betty Ford, wife of President Ford, entered
Bethesda Naval Hospital last night for surgery to
determine whether a small lump on her right
breast is cancerous, the White House announced.
The First Lady was described as being in good
spirits when she entered the hospital for surgery
that will remove a small nodule, or lump, from
the breast. A biopsy will then be performed to
determine if the lump is benign or malignant.
Wallace No. 1?
With Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) out
of the 1976 presidential race, Alabama Governor
George Wallace appears the favorite choice of
Democrats for their party's presidential nomina-
tion, according to a Gallup poll published yester-
day. The Poll was completed a few days before
Senator Kennedy announced last Monday that be-
cause of family responsibilities he would not seek
the 1976 presidential nomination.
Economy lunch?
Delegates to President Ford's conference on
inflation got a striking example of their problem
yesterday when they went to lunch: it cost them
$10 each. The lunch, provided by the Washington
Hilton Hotel, featured coq au vin with rice and
carrots. Dessert was ice cream and the drinks
before lunch cost $1.65 each. When asked about
the cost of the meal, one conference staff member
replied, "Well, that's inflation."
Nudist priest
A Roman Catholic priest who defied a police
order banning nudism on a Brittany beach has
been fined $100 on charges of offending public
morals. Father Jean Evenon, director of the Saint
Joan of Arc school in nearby Pontivy, was the first
of 21 diehard nudists due to appear in court here
following a summer "beach war" which pitted
local inhabitants against vacationing nudists. The
campaign by local inhabitants to chase the nudists
from nearby Erdeven beach culminated in a free-
for-all last summer in which 15 people were in-

Bad news, good news
The bad news first! Consumers lost ground this
week in their battle against inflation and part of
the blame for higher prices goes to the weather.
Among the latest developments was the report that
banana prices will rise five cents a pound or more
from the current level of between 19 and 25 cents.
That's because of Hurricane Fifi, which destroyed
much of the banana crop in Honduras, the source
of five per cent of the bananas eaten by Americans
las-t year. Now for the good news! Beer drinkers
can take heart from an Agriculture Department
report which says there's no shortage of hops.
Reserves of the beer ingredient are adequate for
the coming year, the department says.
On the inside . .
Dan Ruben writes about the political situa-
tion in Indochina on the Edit Page . . . The Arts
Page features an interview with Frederico Fellini

UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) -- The S o u t h
African delegation's credentials were rejected
last night by the United Nations' credentials com-
It was the first time the committee, whose
composition changes from year to year, had
voted for rejection. Last year, its recommenda-
tion to the General Assembly to accept the Sough
African credentials was overturned by the furl
AFRICAN SOURCES here last night said that,
following the committee's decision, which the
assembly was certain to endorse, a move would
be made to raise the issue of "South Africa's
relationship with the United Nations" in the
Security Council.
Last year, the General Assembly moved to

reject South Africa's credentials, but it was
ruled that the white-ruled nation could still be a
member of the world body.
This year's formula was agreed upon, the
sources said, as an alternative to an outright
bid for the expulsion of the republic from the
world body under Article Six of the U.N. Charter.
THIS PROVIDES for the explusion of a state
in persistent violation of the charter.
But Sengalese Ambassador Medoune Fall, who
made the motion to reject South African cre-
dentials, pointed out he was objecting only to
representation by the present delegation, not to
South African membership.
Last night's vote was five to three with one
abstention in the nine-nation committee.

THOSE WHO VOTED, in effect, against South
Africa were Senegal, Tanzania, the Soviet Union,
China and the Philippines. Backing South Afriza
were the U.S., Belgium and Costa Rica. Vene-
zuela abstained.
Judge Jose Ingles of the Philippines, the com-
mittee chairman, cast the decisive vote. There
had been speculation that, as presiding officer,
he might abstain.
Explaining his vote, Ingles said it was based
on the assembly's resolution last December,
which stated that the South African regime had
no right to represent the people of that country.
THE ASSEMBLY at that time said the proper
delegation should consist of representatives of
the liberation movements recognized by the
Organization of African Unity.

Aware of African preparations for a new chal-
lenge in the committee to South Africa's cre-
dentials and of a probable bid through the Se-
curity Council to expel it, the republic's foreign
minister, Dr. Hilgard Muller, last night removed
his name from the assembly speakers list.
He had been scheduled to address the 138.
nation body on Monday morning.
HIS DECISION not to take part means that
for the first time since 1966 the assembly will
not hear a major South African policy address.
Coupled with indications of a new flexibility
in South African policy in Nambia (Southwest
Africa), the development was interpreted in
some quarters as a sign of a weakening in the
republic's position under unrelenting U.N. and
African pressure.

Critics slam


p olicies

WASHINGTON OP) - Delegates to the economic sum-
mit conference bluntly told President Ford yesterday he
should find new policies and advisers and make certain
the poor don't bear the brunt of the anti-inflation fight.
Ford spent most of the day presiding at the confer-
ence, brushing aside new calls for wage and price con-
trols and listening as past and present policies came un-
der sharp criticism from Derr ocratic and labor delegates.
No clear-cut consensus emerged in the first of two days of
discussion, but there was wide agreement on the need for tax
breaks for the poor and a government job programs for those
thrown out of work by economic turmoil.
FORD INDICATED his agreement, but other than ruling out

Daily photo by KAREN KASMAUSKI
Baez in concert
Wearing a white blouse and red slacks, Joan Baez talks with an a udience of about 5,000 in Crisler Arena last night. Baez got a
warm reception from the relatively small audience as she interspersed her songs with comments about political repression in
Chile, Argentina, and several other Latin American countries she has recently toured.

wage-price controls he gave
few hints at the shape of the
revamped economic policy he
plans to announce soon.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D)-
Mass.), keynoted the call for
tax breaks for the poor. "Eco-
nomics without justice is false.
economy," he told Ford, who
was seated a dozen feet away.
Consumer representative Solo-
mon Harge said "every day is
a living crisis" for those on
low or fixed incomes. "There
is no way,Mr. President,that
an individual with limited in-
come can exist . . . the work-
ing poor have suffered enough.
It is time for somebody else to
bite the bullet," he said.
FORD AND other sponsors of
the conference fielded criticism
from Democrats, labor, youth,
women and the poor, and heard
representatives of wide rang-
ing segments of the economy
offer detailed proposals for
policy changes.
There was even a young man
who, at the end of the day's
session took the floor to claim
that the Arab oil crisis was "a
rigged plan part and parcel of
a program by Nelson Rocke-
feller," Ford's vice presiden-
tial nominee.
The President let the man
speak, then ignored his com-
ments and adjourned the confer-
ence until 8:30 a.m. today. Ford
then planned to make a major
economic address after another
four hours of discussion.
SOMETIMES smiling, some-
See SUMMIT, Page 8

Saxhe says
pardon for
Colson is
Attorney General William Saxbe
strongly hinted yesterday the
Justice Department would re-
commend that President Ford
reject a pardon request by for-
mer top Nixon aide Charles Col-
"This does not fit our regu-
lar pattern for pardons," the
attorney general said.
closed Thursday that Colson,
serving a one to three year
sentence for a Watergate-re-
lated offense, mailed a petition
for a pardon a few days after
President Ford's pardon of for-
mer President Nixon for any
and all offenses committed
while in office.
Justice Department officials
said they were at a loss to un-
derstand why Colson, a former
White House Counsel, was ask-
ing for a pardon, since this
would not achieve his imme-
diate goal of getting out of
See COLSON, Page 2





legulity of pre-paidI

Daily News Analysis
A civil suit now under con-
sideration by Washtenaw Coun-
ty Circuit Judge Patrick Conlin
appears to raise serious legal
questions about several area
landlords' policy of requiring
early payment of monthly
A number of local manage-
ment companies require ten-
ants to pay rents in advance.
For example, the October rent
may be due on Sept. 20, the
November rent on Oct. 20, and
so on.
HOWEVER, Michigan Public
Act 348, which governs landlord-

tenant financial relationships,
states that "any pre-payment
of rent other than (for) the first
full rental period of the lease
agreement" must be classified
as a "security deposit."
Security deposits, according
to the law, are not to exceed
one and a half months rent, and
are subject to certain restric-
These restrictions include:
M Definite limitations on how
the money can be used. Accord-
ing to the law, deposits may
only be used to cover actual
damages to the rental unit ex-
cluding normal wear and tear,
payment of rent in arrears, pre-
mature termination of the

lease, or unpaid utility bills.
0 Required deposit of the se-
curity money in a bank, where
it is not to be used until a sure-
ty bond is posted with the Sec-
retary of State's office; and
0 A stipulation that the se-
curity deposit is the property of
the tenant, until the landlord
establishes a right to the de-
posit, or a portion of it.
THE ISSUE HAS been raised
in a class action suit filed
against Trony Associates, a lo-
cal management firm, by Legal
Aid Society attorney Roger
Chard is representing a group
of tenants who allege that

Trony required them to pay
rent on the fifteenth of every
proceeding month, as well as
to put down money for three
months of rent before entering
their apartment.
State law says that the total
amount of pre-occupancy charg-
es, including the security de-
posit and the first month's rent,
cannot exceed two and a half
months rent.
injunction against the firm,
which would bar them from en-
forcing these rent policies. In
addition, the plaintiffs ask for
the amount of interest accumu-
lated on the allegedly illegal
Attorney Gerard Matuszak,
who represents Trony, has mov-
ed for dismissal of Chard's re-
quest for an injunction, claim-
ing that the firm has changed
its policies and now complies
with the state law.
Trony presently collects the
first month's rent plus security
deposits equal to one and a half
months rent before occupancy.


State Dept. silent on rebuke
of U.S. ambassador to Chile


WAS1INGTON (Re'iter)-The State Depart-
ment yesterday refused to discuss a news report
that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had
rebuked the U.S. ambassador to Chile for bringing
uo human rights issues in meetings on military
aid with Chilean officials.

Questioned about the report yesterday, spokes-
man Robert Anderson told a news briefing that
he would not discuss classified information.
ANDERSON ADDED, "The Secretary considers
it a disgrace to the Foreign Service when mem-

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