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Vol. LXXXV, No. 37

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thurhday, October 17, 1974

Ten Pages

Five men are being sought for the bizarre kid-
napping-robbery involving an Ypsilanti banker.
The five were identified by the Ann Arbor FBI
yesterday as Lonnie Fisher (also known as Lonnie
Williams), James Gambrell, Luther Leath, Lorenzo
Paige, and Jerry Hunter. They are charged with
abducting Richard Green and his family, and
forcing the banker to rob his own bank in order to
free his family. Gambrell, Fisher, and Leath are
also being charged with an April 29, 1974 robbery
at Green's bank. All of the suspects are reportedly
out of the area, and the FBI says that some are
believed to have fled Michigan via commercial
airliner. All are considered armed and dangerous.
Dope note
The legal battle over the constitutionality of
Ypsilanti's $5 marijuana law is now scheduled to
be fought out in the State Court of Appeals. For
the second time in two months, Washtenaw County
Circuit Judge Patrick Conlin overruled 14th Dis-
trict Judge Thomas Shea and upheld the validity
of the controversial ordinance which makes dope
possession punishable by only a $5 fine. Shea has
twice attempted to void the ordinance, which was
approved by Ypsilanti voters last April, because
of its possible conflict with the state law.
Student vote
The latest from the city clerk's office: sifting
through some raw data made available on voter
registration held earlier this month, Human Rights
Party discovered some interesting figures. Of the
3,899 new voters, 1,565 registered at the Union. The
Unioii, the sole registration site on campus, was
the center of much controversy when City Council
abolished two other on-campus registration sites. It
was also the center of a considerable stir with the
several thousand students who jammed the Union
during the final day of registration. The 1,565 figure
represents nearly half of the new voters. Maybe
next year we'll even get two registration sites.
Regents return
University finances will be the primary con-
cern of the Board of Regents at its regular
monthly meeting today at 2 p.m. in the Regents
Room in the Administration Bldg. The Regents
will be discussing Gov. Milliken's directive to cut
back the general fund budget as well as the Com-
mittee on the Economic Status of the Faculty's
request for an 18 per cent compensation increase
for faculty members. A public comments session
with the Regents will follow the meeting.
Happenings ...
...are multitudinous today. The Concerned
Clericals for Action/UAW will meet in the Grad-
uate School Board Room at noon today to discuss
bargaining demands . . . First Ward Democrats
are meeting at 8 p.m. tonight at 1425 Culver Rd.
to discuss nominations for the First Ward City
Council race . . . the Welfare Rights Organization
is holding a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on State St. across from the Nickels Arcade .. .
Peggy Goldman, the Communist Party candidate
for the State Board of Education is giving a talk
on "Education: A Right, Not a Privilege" at 4 p.m.
in Schorling Aud. in the School of Education . . .
Sen. Walter Mondale (D-Minn.) will be speaking
in the Natural Science Aud. at 2 p.m. on behalf
of Democratic Congressional candidate John Reu-
ther . . . the Undergraduate English majors will
be meeting at 8 p~m. in the Henderson Rm. on
the 3rd floor of the Union . . . The Residential
College Players will be presenting Hedda Gabler
in the East Quad Aud. at 8 p.m., tickets are $1.50
at the door . .. Dr. Phyllis Bodel of Yale's Dept.
of Internal Medicine will be speaking on women
in medicine at 8 p.m. tonight in Towsley Hall's
Sheldon Aud. in the Medical Center . . . and the
Ostomy Group of Washtenaw County will be meet-

ing at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Senior Citizens
Guild, 502 W. Huron to discuss "Tips for the
After Jawrorski
Atty. Gen. William Saxbe said yesterday that
deputy Watergate prosecutor Henry Ruth is the
leading contender for the nomination to replace
Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. The attorney
general said he will decide early next week on his
recommendation for a successor to Jaworski, who
has submitted his resignation effective Oct. 25
after nearly a year in charge of the Watergate
prosecution force.
On the inside . .
. . the Editorial Page features Kevin Stiers'
impressions of the Young Socialists Alliance's
forum on the CIA's involvement in Chile . . . on
the Arts Page, Dave Weinberg reviews the Resi-
dential College Players' production of Hedda
Gabler . . . and sportswriter Rich Lerner surveys
the potent offense of the Wisconsin Badgers on the


Ford to
today on%
cratic members of the House
Judiciary subcommittee that.
will question President Ford
about his pardon of Richard
Nixon say they are not expect-
ing to learnanything new.
The limited time available for
questioning, the narrow scope
of the inquiry and a reluctance
to put a president on the grill
will prevent any deep probing
of the issue, in their view.
BUT IN yesterday's editions,
The Chicago Tribune reported
Ford will tell the subcommittee
that former White House chief
of staff Alexander Haig asked
him eight days before Nixon
left office whether he would
pardon Nixon in the event he
The Tribune said Ford will
say he made no promise to Haig
and no deals 'with anyone in the
Nixon administration involving
Nixon's resignation.
One of the 14 questions to
which Ford will respond seeks
d e t a i 1 e d information about
Ford's discussions with Haig
during the week before Nixon
announced his resignation on
Aug. 8.'
OTHER questions go into the r
matter of Ford's knowledge of
Nixon's health at the time he
announced the pardon and
whether he knew of any crim-
inal charges likely to be brought
against Nixon.
Ford's unprecedented appear-
ance, a voluntary act on his ,
part, will be broadcast and tele-
vised, starting at 10 a.m. EDT
See FORD, Page 2



Nixon aides
Testimony counters
ofr..lEhrlichman claim
WASHINGTON (Reuter)-Former White House Coun-
sel John Dean began a day-by-day history of the Water-
gate cover-up yesterday by telling the jury that former
President Richard Nixon's top aides were deeply impli-
Dean, who was the first to accuse Nixon of being
aware of the effort to cover up details of the Watergate
case, directly countered the defense argument by former
White House aide John Ehrlichman, who argued Tuesday
that he had been misled and duped by Nixon.
DEAN WAS the first prosecution witness in the trial of
Ehrlichman, former White House Chief of Staff H. R. "Bob"

AP Photo
Headed for Boston?
Members of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division practice riot control procedures yesterday
at Fort Bragg, N.C. Massachusetts Gov. Francis Sargent has asked for federal troops to be sent
into racially troubled South Boston, but Fort Bragg authorities have refused to say whether they
are preparing to respond to Sargent's request. See story, Page 3.

Haldeman, former Attorney
General John Mitchell, and two
former political aides, Robert
Mardian and Kenneth Parkin-
Dean's testimony closely fol-
lowed the testimony he gave to
the Senate Watergate Commit-
tee hearings in the summer of
1972-hearings which riveted na-
tional attention on the scandal
which led to Nixon's resignation
last August.
Dean's low-key day-long tes-
timony linked Haldeman and
Ehrlichman to efforts to lead
investigators away from the
White House in their inquiry.
He said the cover-up began a
few days after five men were
caught burglarizing the head-
quarters of the Democratic Na-
- tional Committee in the Water-
gate office complex on June 17,
DEAN, who is serving a four-
year prison term for his role
in the case, told of numerous
White House meetings after the
break-in. During these meetings,
he said, Nixon's aides tried to
sort out what was going on in
the investigations by the FBI
and the Justice Department.
Despite repeated objections
by the defense, Dean told the
court that Haldeman ordered
notentially incriminating White
House files destroyed by his
assistant Gordon Strachan.
Dean testified that Strachan
told him: "My files are clean.
T destroyed material from my
files . . . on instructions from
DEAN SAID that a few days
later, Ehrlichman ordered him
to "deep six"-throw into the
Potomac River-a satchel con-
taining electronic bugging equip-
ment found in the safe of White
House consultant and convicted
bi'rglar Howard Hunt.
Dean said that he asked Ehr-
lichman what to do with the
satchel and some damaging po-
litical papers-including a forg-
ed state department cable which
sought to link the Kennedy ad-
ministration to the assasination
of South Vietnam's President
Ngo Dinh Diem.
"You can shred the docu-
ments and you can deep six the
brief case," Dean quoted Ehr-
lichman saying. Dean said he
told Ehrlichman that he should
sink the papers in the Potomac
EHRLICHMAN'S lawyer, Wil-
liam Frates, disputed Dean's
account of the incident Tuesday
when he presented an impas-
sioned opening statement de-
nouncing Nixon for duping his
See DEAN, Page 7

ROTC seeking course credit

Reserve O f f i c e r Training
Corps (ROTC) interests on cam-
pus are exerting renewed pres-
sure on a Literary College
(LSA) committee to re-estab-
lish full course credit for iili-
tary science programs.
After a long, controversial de-
bate, the LSA faculty in 1969
voted to sever all financial and
most academic ties with the
University's ROTC.
IN TRYING to reverse that
action, the Committee on Mili-
tary Officer Education Program
(MOEP) last week sent a let-
ter to Associate LSA Dean Jean
Carduner, who chairs the LSA
Curriculum Committee, urging
that credit be given for some
military science courses.
The curriculum committee re-
views all academic courses and
recommends proposed altera-
tions-which are then submitted
to the school's Executive Com-
mittee and ultimately the LSA
faculty for final action.

The letter represents the mili-
tary committee's second at-
tempt to thrust the credit ques-
tion on the LSA group. Last
spring, a similar request was
submitted to then Associate
Dean Charles Witke.
While MOEP did not specify
which courses should receive
credit ROTC courses include
Military History, National Se-
curity Structure, Theory and
Dynamics of Military Team
Management, and Amphibious
WITKE DENIED the request
on the grounds that it violated
a Regents by-law.
The military committee then
went a step higher-approach-
ing then Vice President for
Academic' Affairs Allan Smith,
who ruled that the college does
have the authority to grant de-
gree credit for certain ROTC
"I used that by-law totally
technically," an angry Witke
said last night. "The 1969 fac-

ulty decision cannot be over-
turned without consuting every-
body concerned and opening up
new wounds."
high regard for the collective
response of '69, which was 'No
Answering military commit-
tee fears that ROTC enrollment
is witnessing "a disturbing de-
cline," Witke said, "that's a
symptom. If military education
'is in trouble, maybe the coun-
try is moving in a new direc-
Although Carduner does not
expect the ROTC question to be
"a very hot issue," Witke de-
clared, "it couldn't help but be
explosive at a complex, diverse
University so in tune with
what's happening today."
NAVY ROTC officer William
Rigot hopes "the issue of aca-
demic credit will be looked at
more objectively with the war
over so far as we're con-

Taking a drastically different
stance, Witke asserted, "This
opens up the whole damn Viet-
nam question again. I can't be-
lieve mature people on the fac-
ulty think the war's over."
One of the MOEP arguments
for re-instating ROTC credit
focuses on the enrollment de-
cline that ROTC fears would
lead the defense department to
eliminate the program from
RIGOT. described 1969 as "the
last big year" when enrollment'
peaked at 330 students. It
plummeted to a record low of
35 in 1973.
But, Rigot said enrollment
has rallied this year to 61 stu-
dents, adding, "we are not in
any danger of being cut off this
year because of our present en-
MOEP member Ralph Ban-
field pointed out that "even RO-
TC enrollment at Berkeley is
back up."
See ROTC, Page 7

JOHN DEAN, the govern-
ment's key witness in the
Watergate cover - up trial,
leaves the U.S. District Court-
house in Washington yester-
day after testifying against
other former White House
NEW YORK (A') - Special
Prosecutor Leon Jaworski has
told the Wall Street Journal
that evidence already public
and still to come at the Water-
gate trial will conclusively show
former President Richard Nixon
guilty of obstructing justice.
"The evidence will show he's
guilty, just as much as a guilty
plea," Jaworski said in an in-
terview reported from Washing-
ton in the Journal yesterday.
JAWORSKI also indicated
there were areas other than
obstructing justice in which a
case could be made against
He said President Ford's par-
don of Nixon, and its timing,
will not affect the amount of
information about Watergate
that finally becomes public.
"It's a mistake to believe
there would have been more
evidence for the public if he
had been tried," Jaworski said.
See JAWORSKI, Page 7

Tlaylor, HRP

Washtenaw County Commis-
sioner Kthleen Fojtik (D-Ann
Arbor) charged yesterday that
she is the target of a smear
campaign being jointly under-

taken by fellow Commissioner
Elizabeth Taylor (D-Ann Arbor)
and the Human Rights Party
Fojtik claimed that the HRP
and Taylor are trying to "hurt
her politically" by revealing in-
formation about her 1974 travel
expenses as a county commis-
FOJTIK is running for re-
election against Diane Hall of
the H-RP. and RonStrauss.

T h e Student Government
Council (SGC) election, origin-
ally scheduled to end today, has
been postponed until next week,
an SGC official announced last
Election director Allen Ber-
covitz called the last-minute de-
lay after learning of today's
Daily story disclosing serious
flaws in the election process.
The Daily learned that the ID
card marking system used to
insure legal voting can easily
be subverted.

Balloting loophole jinxes election

For a mere 30 cents, you can vote as many
times as you want in the current Student
Government Council (SGC) election.
It's not that the poll workers can be bought
off cheaply. It's the voting system. The mark
placed on student ID cards to show the owner
has already voted can be eradicated with a
little bit of nail polish remover.
DESPITE THIS revelation, Election Direc-
tor Allen Bercovitz remained convinced the

a security measure in the election process.
THE MARKS can be removed with many
organic solvents, including acetone, ether,
and alcohol-none of which will damage the
ID cards.
When shown a card from which the mark
had been removed, Bercovitz said that if
he were a poll worker, he would allow the
owner to vote.
SGC activist Elliot Chikofsky, who sug-
gested this method of preventing people from



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