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Vol. LXXXV, No. 36

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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 16, 1974

Ten Cents

EMU profs riled
The Eastern Michigan University (EMU) chapter
of the Association of American University profes-
sors (AAUP) will picket the school's Board of
Regents today, starting at 11:30 a.m. Eastern's
AAUP is disgruntled at what it sees as exclusion
of faculty from EMU's president selection process.
The association's pickets also hope to focus at-
tention on a threatened impasse in contract nego-
tiations with the Eastern administration. The
AAUP claims the university has not made good-
faith offers on issues of tenure, compensation, and
faculty governance. According to association presi-
dent Fred Anderson, the chapter is ready to con-
sider the strike option if no further progress is
made at the bargaining table.
It's a present
Bendix Corp., apparently in a gift-giving mood
of late, has made the University its latest benefic-
iary - this time with a $250,000 present to the Col-
lege of Engineering Capital Campaign for the
establishment of a Vehicle Electronics Labora-
tory. The munificent corporation, famed for its
recent $3 million property gift offered to the En-
vironmental Research Institute of Michigan, is one
of the world's leading manufacturers of automotive
components and electronics and aviation products
-not to mention defense research. The new la-
boratory will, logically, be called the Bendix Ve-
hicle Electronics Laboratory. It will occupy 4,500
square feet in the new Engineering Center to be
built on North Campus. In announcing the pledge,
Bendix President Michael Blumenthal said, "This
new laboratory will be an invaluable research and
development resource for the electronics and auto-
motive industries, in addition to being an import-
ant aid to the University's exploration of important
new areas of technology and training of tomor-
row's engineering leaders." It probably will.
'' enrollment
University enrollment is, predictably, up this
year, with a 197-student increase, according to the
latest University figures. But where the increase
comes from is something of a surprise. Of the to-
tal, 20,586 are undergraduates, down 47 from, a
year ago; 9,863 are graduate students, an increase
of five and 4,897 are in graduate-professional pro-
grams, a healthy increase of 3,239 students. The
literary college, the University's biggest school,
has dropped in enrollment from 15,874 students to
SGC elections
Student Government Council completed its first
of three election days today, with, also predict-
ably, a low voter turnout. An informal Daily poll
showed an average of 15 people voting per hour
at the various voting sites across campus. Elec-
tion Director Alan Bercovitz called the turnout
"slow but steady." Steady it may be, but if it con-
tinues this slowly, it will undercut last year's elec-
tion turnout of nine per cent. We have one conso-
lation, however. Bercovitz asserts once again that
there's no way this election will be rigged."
Bank boycott
The Detroit Chapter of the NAACP has called for
a boycott of the Michigan National Bank of De-
troit for what the group terms discriminatory
treatment of the poor. The bank has announced
that it intends to close savings accounts with less
than $50 on deposit - and that, the bank contends,
is one-quarter of all their accounts. Bank spokes-
persons maintained that the bank is losing money
and customer service is suffering because of these
accounts The NAACP, however, interprets the
move somewhat differently: "We consider this a
direct slap in the face to the poor, both black and
white, young people who are attempting to learn
banking habits, community groups with small trea-
suries and senior citizens who may be afraid to

keep money in their mattresses," says Joe Maidi-
son, Detroit NAACP director.
. definitely show the effect of upcoming mid-
terms. Nevertheless, the Stilyagi Air Corps, a stu-
dent science fiction group, will discuss the art and
music of the medium in Rm. 4203 of the Union at
7:30 p.m. . . get to know Dave Upton, candidate
for the Board of Regents, at a special get-together
at Bimbo's, from 5 to 7 p.m. . . . and despite
an incorrect Daily ad, tickets for the Homecoming
concert featuring David Bromberg go on sale to-
day at 11 a.rmn. in the Union.
On the inside ...
Gordon Atcheson examines the humor of
our home-grown president, Gerald Ford, during
last week's fund-raising dinner in Detroit on the
Editorial Page . . . for the latest in arts and gour-
met living, turn to the Arts Page . . . and the
World Series action is spotlighted on the Sports

Poll shows
By GORDON ATCHESON were problen
Democratic U.S. congressional candidate John results are n
Reuther trails incumbent Rep. Marvin Esch (R-
Ann Arbor) by a wide margin as the two head HE SAIDI
into the November 5 election, according to a place before
poll taken for the Reuther organization. Nixon and p
The district-wide survey, completed sometime have since o
last month, gives Esch about 46 per cent of the However, E
vote and Reuther only 28 per cent, several as has a ma
sources have said. Considered
the focus of
AT THE TIME the poll was taken, 24 per cent seemed to ha
of the electorate was undecided and the remain- four-time win
ing two per cent indicated support for Human
Rights Party candidate Phil Carroll. THE POL
Reuther campaign spokespersons acknowledge Reuther wor
that a poll was conducted but have refused to conversation
release or specifically discuss the results. involved in t
"John is behind in the survey," Reuther aide Garton ind
Randy Garton admitted yesterday. "But there results but hi


losing to


ms with the polling and we feel the
ot entirely legitimate."
THAT some of the interviewing took
President Ford pardoned Richard
postulated that the Republicans may
ost support.
Esch opposed the presidential pardon,
jority of the American public.
a swing district, this area has been
national attention because Reuther
ave a good chance of beating Esch, a
L apparently came as a shock to
kers. It has been a major topic of
and dismay, according to one person
he campaign.
dicated he has not seen the actual
heard about them from other mem-

bers of the Reuther campaign. "Maybe we were
not told so that our morale would not drop," he
In explaining why the findings could not be
made public, Steve Weiss, another Reuther aide,
commented, "Our position is that Esch should
do his own poll."
THE, ESCH organization has undertaken no
formal polling, the incumbent's campaign man-
ager Keith Hartwell said yesterday. "We feel
the cost is prohibitive," he explained.
Hartwell said he and other Esch workers were
unaware of the exact results of the Reuther poll.
Although the survey shows Reuther far behind
Esch, Garton said campaign strategy has re-
mained relatively unchanged. "We will hit in-
flation hard and will tie Esch to the Nixon ad-
ministration and its policies," he said.
TOUTED AS A bright Democratic star, Reuther

was expected to tear through his primary elec-
tion competition and then give Esch one of the
toughest fights he has faced.
The nephew of the late United Auto Workers
President Walter Reuther, the, 30-year-old Demo-
crat has been a party organizer on the national
level for several years.
But even with a well-financed primary cam-
paign, Reuther was nearly defeated by Ann
Arbor physician Edward Pierce.
HE EDGED OUT the radical doctor by less
than 150 votes with more than 40,000 ballots cast
in the August primary.
In the fall campaign against Esch, Reuther has
counted on carrying the heavily student Ann Arbor
area by a wide margin and capturing Washtenaw
Reuther has also expected to do well in the
industrial Monroe and Livonia areas because of
his union connections.

Ehrlic ma il

'U, state
fund hike
Governor William Milliken
said yesterday that state appro-
priations to the University may
actually increase next year de-
spite a letter he sent to Uni-
versity President Robben Flem-
ing last week warning of a pos-
sible four per cent fund cut for
the 1975-76 academic year.
The governor's statement was
issued yesterday in response to
an apparent misunderstanding
among some presidents of state-
supported schools that he had
ordered a flat four per cent cut
statewide in all higher educa-
tion budgets.
MILLIKEN explained there
was no contradiction between
the earlier letter and yester-
day's statement, saying he has
not ordered a four per cent cut,
but only requested the univer-
sities reduce spending on mar-
ginal operations.
He stated specifically that the
fo'ir per cent cut would not in-
clude reductions in funds in-
tended for staff salary increases
or for built-in inflation costs.
University officials r e p o r t,
however, that over 75 per cent
of the state appropriations are
slated for salaries and most of
the rest goes for built-in infla-
tion costs, meaning that the
governor's four per cent cut
wglild .actually affect a verv
small, marginal amount of
Milliken said yesterday that
the letter "asked universities to
prepare a general fiscal plan
aonproximately four per cent be-
low this year's general fund
budget appropriations-without
regard, at this time, to the gen-
eral cost increases over which
the schools have littlerconrrol.
These will be taken up later."
"1975-76 recommendations for
See MILLIKEN, Page 2

Aide claims he was 'misled'

Ehrlichman's lawyer por-
trayed the onetime White
House aide yesterday as a
victim of the deceit of for-
mer President Richard Nix-
on and John Dean.
"Richard Nixon deceived,
misled, lied to and used
John Ehrlichman to cover
up his own knowledge and
his own activities," said
William Frates in his open-
ing argument at the Water-
gate cover-up trial.
covering up to save his own
Frates was the first defense
attorney to make an opening
statement in the trial of five
former Nixon administration
and campaign aides charged
with conspiring to block the
investigation of the break-in at
D~emocratic national headquar-
ters in the Watergatehbuilding
on June 17, 1972.
David Bress, attorney for for-
mer Asst. Atty. Gen. Robert
Mardian, followed Frates and
described his client as "very
minimally involved in the evi-
dence in this case."
THE OTHER three defendants
are former White House staff
chief H. R. "Bob" Haldeman,
former Atty. Gen. John Mitchell
and Kenneth Parkinson, one-
time attorney for Nixon's re-
election committee.
Richard Ben-Veniste, an as-
sistant special Watergate prose-
cutor, outlined the government's
case in a long opening state-
ment on Monday. All five defLn-.
dants are charged with conspir-
acy to obstruct justice. All but
Mardian also are charged with
obstruction of justice.
Frates said that in the spring
of 1973, Dean, then White House
counsel, realized "the houte of
cards was falling in on him."
IT WAS THEN, said Frates,
that Dean went to his lawyers
and they started bargaining with
the prosecutors in an effort to
obtain immunity from prosecu-
tion for their client.
But the prosecutors wanted
worthwhile information, Frates
said, and Dean offered them
In reality, according to Frates,
Dean had done on his own acts

which he told the prosecutors
Ehrlichman had ordered him to
"REMEMBER," Frates told
the jury of nine women and
three men, "Dean was working
as the President's lawyer under
the President's direction."
Frates said Ehrlichman never
ordered Dean to destroy evi-
dence, never attempted to ob-
tain cover-up funds from the
Central Intelligence Agency and
never suggested using money to
buy the silence of the break-in
While Frates spoke, Ehrlich-
man, dressed in a dark blue
suit, sat facing the jury.
FORMERLY one of Nixon's
closest aides, Ehrlichman show-
ed no emotion when his attorney

attacked the former president.
Frates said that on April 30,
1973, Ehrlichman submitted his
resignation to Nixon.
"They called it a resignation
but it was a forced resignation,"
he said.
sent evidence that in an un-
recorded conversation on that
day Nixon told Ehrlichman,
"John, you've been my con-
science but I didn't follow your
advice.3 It's all my fault. If I'd
only followed your advice we
wouldn't be in this situation."
"He (Ehrlichman) was forced
to resign so the heat would be
taken off the President .
and the President standing
there knowing it was he who
was covering up," Frates said.

Sargent calls i~n
Guard,, requests
federal troops

BOSTON (/P) -Massachusetts
Gov. Francis Sargent mobilized
the National Guard yesterday
and asked President Ford to
send federal troops to help end

racial troubles in Boston.
In Washington, Ford said he
feels the primary responsibility
for maintaining order continues
to lie with state and local of-
were triggered by a school de-
segregation plan which calls for
In a statement issued by the
White House, Ford said no re-
quest would be in order "until
the governor is in a position sto
say he has utilized the full re-
sources of the state and that
despite these efforts he can no
longer control the situation."
Sargent said earlier the Guard
troops would remain in their
armories, adding: "But if fed-
eral troops are denied or de-
layed, and the safety of the
public requires, I will not hesi-
tate to order the National Guard
into the streets of Boston."
"I DON'T look forward to
seeing tanks rumbling down the
See GOV., Page 2

AP Photo
No Lincoln
Gordon Liddy, the silent man among the original Watergate
break-in defendants, leaves U.S. District Court yesterday
following his release on $5,000 bond pending an appeal. He
had served 21 months of a minimum six-year sentence.


Fleming set for
journey to China
University President Robben Fleming will have to learn
the final score of this year's Ohio State football game via
When the apocolyptic struggles ends in Columbus, Flem-
ing will be somewhere inside of China, touring the world's
largest nation with twelve other university and college presi-
dents from around the country-including Harold Enarson
of Ohio State.
The visit, the first by American higher education leaders,
will begin November 8 and is expected to end by Dec. 1.
The tour is being sponsored by the National Committee
* on United States-China Relations and will be hosted by the
SChinese People's Institute for Foreign Affairs.
The tour's sponsors hope that the visit will promote



Cellar benefits from student fee

If past performance is any indication,
this year's crop of departing students
will unwittingly forfeit over $33,000 to
the University Cellar's coffers.'
Every incoming University student
pays a refundable $5 assessment for-the
Cellar's use. Students are eligible to
claim their Cellar money during their
last year in school.
HOWEVER, since the policy took hold
in fall 1970, roughly 60 per cent of last-
term students have failed to claim their
ref'mds each year, thus annually drop-
ping $20,000-plus into the Cellar bucket.

Cellar Assistant Manager Bruce Wilson
contends clerical costs prohibit the store
from systematically mailing refunds or
informing last-term students that the
money is available.
"There is an inertia factor here,"
Wilson says. "We're not spending a lot
of time on it (the refunds). We original-
ly were going to write a check to every-
body, but we scraped that very quickly
-too much paperwork involved."
THE CELLAR freely admits that the
defaulted fee money has become a major
source of capital that would be sorely
missed if depleted. Manager Dennis
Webster adds that if the funds provided

THE CELLAR has not decided if it
will ask for another extension period.
Even without further extensions, how-
ever, the refund procedure would re-
main effective for another three years,
with the Cellar netting an additional
$100,000 if present trends continue.
The University officially informs stu-
dents that the Cellar refund money
exists through the enrollment deposit
information sheet, 'which is typically
distributed during the spring of a stu-
dent's final year in high school.
The enrollment fee sheet states, "Upon
request to the bookstore, within one
year of the student's withdrawal or

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