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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXV, No. 42 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 23, 1974 Ten Cents

Ten Pages






Bullard: Goldbricker?

State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) 'yester-
day admitted he almost ripped off about 30 bricks
from a University construction site in the wee hours
of October 11. If it hadn't been for the wisdom of
two Burns security guards who stopped him, Bul-
lard said, he would have used the bricks to build
a bookcase. The bricks, piled outside the League,
obviously not in use for a construction project,"
according to Bullard, who pulled up and began
piling them into his car before the Burns men
stopped him. "I suppose no election is complete
without a petty scandal," said Bullard, who is up
for re-election:
We reported yesterday that the Rainbow People's
Party is among the community groups promoting
a master funding plan for the city's social services.
The master plan is alive and well, and living in
today's news story. The Rainbow People's Party,
however, is officially defunct.
are so plentiful today that only the most
bloodshot bookworms will confine themselves to
the libraries. The Concerned Clericals for Action
will plan to overthrow the bosses at a noon
organizing meeting in ISR's sixth floor conference
room . . . all the candidates for the open seat
on the Board of Regents will offer their views at
a panel discussion in Angell Aud. B at 7:30 p.m.
. . . the undergrad History association will meet
at noon on the basement of Dominic's restaurant
. . . at 7:30 p.m:, all those interested in a Wash-
ington summer internship should head for Rackham
Amphitheatre . . . the Union of Radical Political
Economists is holding a teach-in on future U.S.
economics at 8 p.m. in Rm. 301 of the Econ Bldg.
... Common Cause is running a town meeting to
discuss political reforms at 8 p.m. in City Hall's
Council fourth floor chambers . . . the Women's
Community Center people will meet at 7:30 p.m.
on the Union's fourth floor . . . the University
Players present The Killing of Sister George at
8 p.m. in the Frieze Bldg.'s Arena Theatre-. -
and at 4 p.m., Communist Party gubernatorial
candidate Tommy Dennis will speak on "The
Future of Educated Youth" in Rm. 126 of East
Racist policy
Washington columnist Jack Anderson reported
yesterday that the Nixon administration used a
South A frican newspaper to inform white-suprema-
cist African governments that the U.S. would
quietly support them. The State Department de-
nied direct favoritism for racist governments, but
would not deny Anderson's report of a high-level
memo describing an option for Africa policy: the
U.S., the memo said, would "maintain public
oppositionto racist repression but relax political
isolation and economic restriction on the white
states." Anderson said Henry Kissinger personally
approved the option.
Trashy performance
Damon Robinson, a garbageman in Shepway,
England, has lost his job. Why? Last Monday, he
drove his truck into a ditch. On Wednesday, he
rammed the same truck into a brick wall. On
Thursday, he burned out the clutch. And on Fri-
day, he tipped the truck over in a muddy country
lane. On Saturday, he rested: he was fired by the
city. But Damon took it in stride. "I don't feel
bad about them kicking me out," he said philo-
sophically. "I don't think I'm a good driver any-
Runaway 'roo
They said the G-men were invincible: the men
in blue caught Al Capone . . . they nailed John
Dillinger in a moviehouse and splattered Pretty
Boy Floyd in a cornfield . . . but no matter what
the coppers do, they can't pin that fugitive kan-
garoo. All kidding aside, Chicago's finest spent
yesterday combing the city's northwest side for
traces of a runaway marsupial that now has eluded
them for five days. The suspect, described as a
pouched, six-foot gray kangaroo has been sighted
a few times but remains one jump ahead of the

law after punching out a pair of patrolmen Friday.
Nobody knows where the 'roo originated.
On the inside...
... on the Editorial Page, Wayne Johnson opens
fire on Gerald Ford . . . Scott Joplin and a row
of recipes grace the Arts/Foods Page . . . and the
Sports Page features Ray O'Hara's view of the
Wolverines' new wrestling coach.

Cost of
tion surged ahead in September
as retail prices rose another
1.2 per cent, the Labor Depart-
ment reported yesterday.
The increase pushed consum-
er prices 12.1 per cent higher
than a year earlier, the sharp-
est increase in any 12-month
period since 1947.
RETAIL prices increased
across most of the economy
last month with food, clothing
and mortgage interest rates
leading the way. A few items
declined, notably gasoline and
fresh fruits and vegetables.
President Ford's economic ad-
visers have predicted that re-
tail prices will continue rising
at a rate of about 1 per cent
a month through the end of the
year, and that there would be
no significant easing of infla-
tion until sometime next year.
The year already is destined
to go down as the worst peace-
time inflationary year on re-
cord. Retail prices have climb-
ed 9.7 per cent so far this
year, surpassing last year's
rise of 8.8 per cent, which was
the worst since 1947.
ment began the Consumer Price
Index in 1913 and government
analysts said the current in-
flationary rate was exceeded
only during war time econo-
The 1.2 per cent rise in prices
last month, adjusted to account
for seasonal influences, is equiv-
alent to an annual rate of 14.4
per cent if projected over the
full year.
Earnings rose a little more
than prices in September and
the purchasing power of the
average worker with three de-
See COST, Page 7

Jury hears another
taped Watergate talk
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - Government prosecutors yesterday
tried unsuccessfully to delay playing a tape of one of
John Dean's last meetings with ex-President Richard
Nixon as they finished direct questioning of their star
witness in the Watergate cover-up trial.
Judge John Sirica, ruling in favor of defense lawyers,
ordered Assistant Special Prosecutor James Neal to play
the recording of the April 16, 1973 meeting between Nixon
and Dean, in which the former president discounted much
of what Dean had told him about Watergate.
THE JURY IN THE conspiracy trial of five former Nixon

AP Photo

Combat zone
This elementary school classroom in Kanawha Valley, W.Va., was dynamited yesterday as part
of a continuing protest against the type of textbooks being used to teach the children. For the
past two months, citizens have been outraged by what they consider indecent literature in the

associates heard Nixon tell Dean
had volunteered in an earlier
conversation that $1 million
could easily be raised to help
pay for the silence of the orig-
inal Watergate burglars.
Earlier Dean testified that for- -
mer Atty. Gen. John Mitchell,
a defendant, had indicated dur-
ing a March 28, 1973, meeting
that he had approved the poli-
tical intelligence plan that re-
suIted in the Watergatehbreak-
in. Dean said Jeb Stuart Magru-
der, deputy director of Presi-
dent Nixon's re-election commit-
tee, also was present.
Dean's meeting with Nixon'
ca"e the day after the former
White House counsel had de-
cided to cooperate with govern-
ment prosecutors in the investi-
2ation of the June 17, 1972
break-in at Democratic National
Headquarters in the Watergate
building here.
allow him to delay until later
in the trial the playing of the
Anril 16 conversation. But de-
fense lawyers, who began to
cross-examine Dean yesterday,
won out in insisting that the re-
cording be immediately heard
by the jury.
Dean went to the White House
on the morning of the 16th to
tell Nixon he had finally de-
cided to go along with the gov-
ernment investigation of the
Watergate scandal and had hir-
ed a lawyer, in spite of last-
minute attempts by Nixon
deputies H. R. "Bob" Halde-
man and John Ehrlichman to
put pressure on him.
Dean testified that he had met
the night before with Nixon to
first inform him that his co-
operationrwith thehprosecutor
"was not an act of disloyalty.'
HE SAID THE former presi-
dent "asked me not to discuss
his conversations with the prose-
Dean recalled that Nixon said,
"Remember when I talked
about raising the million dol-
lars? I was just joking when
I raised that."
Dean, who described the
President as speaking "in a
very quiet voice," said that at
one point Nixon told him, "I
guess I was foolish to talk to
Colson about clemency for
demand from convicted Water-
gate burglar and former White
House aide Howard Hunt for
clemency, relayed in a message
to presidential assistant Charles
In his testimony this morning,
Dean said that when he first
See DEAN, Page 7

he was "just joking" when he
Tax for
Local human service organ-
izations and four businesses yes-
terday announced the formation
of a community fund-raising
program called Local 'Motion.
The program arms to per-
suade area businesses to charge
a voluntary two per cent sales
tax on retail goods and services.
would go to Local Motion, which
would distribute them among
alternative community organ-
Grants or loans will be given
by Local Motion on a priority
basis to organizations providing
basic human needs such as
food, health or child care, and
legal aid.
According to David Heritier,
People's Food Co-op's repre-
sentative at the press confer-
ence, Local Motion was formed
because City Council "misap-
propriated revenue s h a r i n g
monies . . . in an attempt to
bring down social services,"
creating a need for alternative
operative fund raising effort
are the Free People's Clinic,
the People's Food Co-op, the
Community Center Pr o je ct,
Ozone House, New World Film
Co-op, Legal Aid, the Ann Arbor
Sun, Corntree Daycare Center,
Feminist Legal Services, the
Women's Community Center,'
and the Itemized Fruit and
Vegetable Co-op.
Businesses supporting the tax
include Indian Summer Ries-
taurant, the Feminist Federal
Credit Union, Applerose Natural
Foods and Rainbow Productions.
Michael McCormick, spokes-
man for the Community Center
Project, emphasized that Local
Motion is "not a charity or-
ganization but a social change
group . . . it is not supposed to
be a perpetual funder" for hu-
man services.
EXPLAINING that human

CU', GEO disagree over
non-economic demands

Significant differences emerg-
ed in continuing.negotiations be-
tween the Graduate Employes
Organization (GEO) and the
University last night, as the
University refused union de-
mands for an agency shop, class
size ilmits, and affirmative ac-
tion programs.
The University proposal, an
answer to the teaching assistant
union's non-economic package,
also altered several provisions
on which the union was appar-
ently unwilling to compromise.
make some significant conces-

sions including one provision
that allows for arbitration - a
binding decision made by an
impartial observer - in cases
i n v o I v i n g discrimina-
tion charges.
The University had claimed
that problems of discrimina-
tion were better resolved at
the state and federal level.
GEO was quick to express its
dissatisfaction with the Univer-
sity's counter - proposals, call-
ing them "unbelievable" and
"fairly ridiculous."
"IN THE FIRST place, they
made no response to a number
of our proposals," union spokes-

man David Gordon said after a
two-hour bargaining session
last night.
"And secondly, what they
came back with was fairly un-
satisfactory," he said.
But the administration nego-
tiators maintained that the pro-
posals omitted in their response
"would have shut the Univer-
sity down."
MOST OF THE sections omit-
ted by the University concerned
GEO demands for better work-
ing conditions-including small-
er class size, more office space,
and free texts for use in teach-

These demands, according to
the University, were either too
expensive, or would require dif-
ficult standardization of widely
varying departmental practices.
"In general, we could not find
an economically feasible way of
meeting these proposals that
would not disrupt the entire
University," chief University
negotiator C h a r 1 e s Allmand
said after last night's session.
THE UNION and the Univer-
sity remain far apart in a num-
ber of other areas, including
demands for an agency shop,
non - discrimination in employ-
See 'U', Page 2

Busing garners. some

Second of two parts
Judging by the atmosphere in South Boston
and Hyde Park, it would be easy to conclude
that all Bostonians are opposed to court-ordered
busing. Although they are hard to find, some
citizens support the busing plan.
Last Saturday, close to 7,000 people marched
through the streets of the Hub--Boston's down-
town area - singing, chanting anti-racist slo-
gans, and carrying orange and crimson banners
denouncing the anti-busing violence of the past
THEY WERE NOT pro-busing as much as

tention. When white Timothy Crowley was stab-
bed last week at Hyde Park High, Massachusetts
Governor Francis Sargent decided that things
had gone far enough and called out the Na-
tional Guard.
"Blacks are tired of the whole situation, that's
why they have started to retaliate," said a
spokesperson for Freedom House, an organiza-
tion which distributes information on school de-
segregation. "They don't want to put up with it
"It's downright outrageous," commented an
elderly black woman who refused to be iden-
tified. "If parents would get out of it, everything
wold work out. Sure, kids are always going to

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