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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

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ot. LXXXV, No. 45 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, October 26, 1974 Ten Cents E

ight Pages

All doped up
The Ann Arbor Sun yesterday announced it is
sponsoring a give-away contest with a pound of
Columbia marijuana as the grand prize. State
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) has agreed to
oversee the final drawing for the dope on January
3. "We wanted our contest to reflect the partic-
ular interests and needs of the Ann Arbor com-
munity," said a Sun editor. "And we wanted to
give away things that people would appreciate and
get excited about."
ERIM move
The Environmental Research Institute of Michi-
gan (ERIM) won preliminary county support for
its proposed move to Ann Arbor. On Thursday the
County Board of Commissioners' Ways and Means
Committee approved ERIM's request for a bond
issue to help finance the move from Willow Run
Airport. Final approval from the entire board is
expected next month. A number of groups oppose
the change of locale because of ERIM's involve-
ment in secret government research.
Happenings . .
. start with God but get more earthly as the
day goes on . . . at 9:30 a.m. mass will be given
at St. Mary's Church 331 Thompson . . . followed
at 10 a.m. by the mighty Mudbowl pitting Sigma
Alpha Epsilon against Phi Delta Theta at the SAE
house on the corner of South U. and Washtenaw
and as an added attraction veterans of the first
game held back in 1935 will be on hand . . . then
the Wolverines give it a go at 1:30 p.m. against
Minnesota's Gophers . . . if that's not your idea
of a good time the Go club is holding a meeting at
2 p.m. in room 2050 Frieze Building (by the way
Go is an Oriental board game) . . . after the foot-
ball game there will be a cider and doughnuts get-
together at the Gabriel Richard Center 331 Thomp-
son . . . later the Musical Society presents the
Pennsylvania Ballet at the Power Center at a
p.m. . . . or there is the Michigan - OSU hockey
game at Yost Field House beginning at 7:30 p.m.
. ..and the events are rounded out by a Woman's
Coffeehouse sponsored by the Women's Community
Center Collective at Guild House, 802 Monroe, from
9 p.m. to midnight.
Who me?
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau yes-
terday shrugged off former President Nixon's ref-
erence to him on a White House tape as "that ass-
hole." "I suppose I can say I have been called
worse things by worse men," Trudeau told a press
conference. The remark was originally attributed
to Nixon aide H. R. "Bob" Haldeman, but it was
later determined to have come from the ex-presi-
dent's own lips. He had a lengthy telephone con-
versation with Trudeau the next day.
Spinach power
Japanese researchers yesterday claimed that
they have found a way of using spinach to convert
the sun's rays into electricity. The scientists said
that the discovery opened the way to development
of economic, large-capacity solar batteries. The
process involves taking pure chlorophyl from
spinach and other green vegetables and refining
it into a film that generates electricty when ex-
posed to sunlight.

Polly want a
Three Jackson, Miss. boys yesterday admitted
breaking into a house and then killing the owner's
parrot because they feared the bird would tell on
them. During the burglary one of the trio called
another boy's name and they feared the parrot
would repeat it later so the bird was bumped off.
The arrests cleared up 12 area robberies, police
On the inside * .
. County Commissioner Alan Toth writes about
the issues of human liberation on the Editorial
Page ... The Homecoming concert featuring David
Bromberg and Souther, Hillman, and Furay will
be reviewed by Stephen Hersh on the Arts Page
... and the Sports Page brings you Brian Deming
previewing the opening hockey game of the sea-

Cost of
p roduace
ntew high
ter - The annual retail cost of
a typical supermarket basket of
U. S. farm-produced ,foods
jumped another $25 last month,
boosting the yearly food bill
for an average family to a re-
cord $1,776, according to Ag-
riculture Department data re-
leased yesterday.
Simultaneously with the news
that the cost of basic food
items had reached a new peak,
Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz
announced that food costs -
from the farm to the consumer
- would be examined during
a conference to be held here
later this month.
THE latest hike in the cost
of the supermarket basket
largely reflected a fresh jump
in the profits of middlemen,
which were up 3.2 per cent
above their August level. The
farmers share of consumers ex-
penditure on food declined one
per cent last month compared
with August levels.
The conference, being held
at President Ford's request, will
be run jointly by the Agricul-
ture Department and the Presi-
dent's Council on Wage and
Price Stability.
speeeh may
cause him
legal woes
Watergate burglar and cele-
brity James McCord may be in
legal trouble because of a lec-
ture he gave at the Univer-
sity's Dearborn campus Thurs-
day afternoon.
McCord addressed about 150
individuals on matters relating
to Watergate and President
Ford's pardon of Richard Nix-
BUT according to Detroit
News reporter Pat Shellenbar-
ger, McCord apparently violated
a September 1973 order from
Federal Judge John Sirica pro-
hibiting him and fellow Water-
gate participant Jeb Magruder
from going on a lecture circuit.
Washington officials said that
McCord might also have violat-
ed other orders pertaining to
his role as a possible witness in
the Watergate cover-up trial.
In a copyrighted story in the
Detroit News yesterday, Shel-
lenbarger wrote McCord had
told him he received clearance
from someone to do the lectures
but he would not name any of-
ficial in particular.

TOD Christofferson, law clerk
to Sirica, told the Daily yester-
day "I'm not sure whether the
judge's order (preventing the
See McCORD, Page 8


a eointe


calls for
Iend to


The Governor's Commis-
sion on Higher Education
has recommended a state
constitutional amendment
that would replace the Uni-
versity Board of Regents,
w h o s e members are now
chosen in statewide elec-
tions, with a nine-member
body appointed by the gov-
The Commission also call-
ed for "the removal of any
1 e g a 1 barriers prohibiting
students, otherwise quali-
fied, from serving on uni-
versity governing boards."
DEMOCRATIC Regents were-
sharply critical yesterday of the
proposed switch to an appoin-
tive system, while Republicans
were split on the issue.
"I feel strongly that the board
members should be elected as
they are today, so that they can
be responsive to the needs of
the people rather than the gov-
ernor," said Regent Robert
Regent Lawrence Lindemer
(R-Stockbridge) stated that he
hadn't seen details of the report
but commented that "I have
long been in favor of the ap-
pointive system."
UNIVERSITY President Rob-
ben Fleming, who is a member
of the governor's commission,
said he was "not opposed" to
the appointive system. "I don't
think it makes all that much
difference one way or the
other," he remarked.
At least one, and possibly two
state constitutional amendments
as well as legislative action
would be required to bring about
the changes recommended by
the commission.
However, the n e c e s s a r y
amendments would not reach
the ballot until 1976, according
to commission staff director
Richard Beers, since the report
was finalized too late for. this
fall's elections.
mends that the nine University
board members would be ap-
pointed by the governor for six-
year terms, subject to legisla-
tive approval. At present, there
are eight Regents who are
elected for eight-year terms.
A "bipartisan clause" in the
commission's plan provides that
no more than five of the nine
members serving on the Uni-
versity board at any, one time
could represent the same politi-
cal party.
The commission's r e p o r t
argues that the "present elec-
tive procedures demonstrate a
lack of focus on discussion on
educational issues during the
campaign." It adds that there
See STUDY, Page 8

Suspended sentences
This is the way it was for Homecoming 25 years ago, when stud ents here hung a giant replica of the Michigan Daily across the
front of Stockwell Hall. The date was Oct. 22, 1949 and the Wolverines had just beaten the Minnesota Gophers in the annual battle
of the Little Brown Jug. The price for this larger than life news paper was a mere "five touchdowns." The Homecoming game
this weekend marks the 25th reunion for the classes of '49.

Former Democratic mayoral
candidate Franz Mogdis has en-
dorsed Republican state repre-1
sentative hopeful Rae Weaver
in her attempt to unseat his
fellow party member incumbent+
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor)
this November.
Mogdis, who lost the 1973
mayor's race to James Stephen-
son, gives his backing to Weav-
er in a leaflet to be distributed
some time next week.
IN THE upcoming election,+
Bullard is also opposed by Hu-
man Rights Party candidate
Robert Alexander and Ronald

backs GOP hopeful

Graham of the American Inde-
pendent Party.
"Politics is political parties,
but more importantly it is
quality candidates," Mogdis
states, "Rae Weaver is such a
Ironically, Weaver is cur-
rently employed as Stephenson's
administrative assistant at city
WEAVER said she has re-
ceived backing from a number
of other Democrats but refused

to name them when asked ear-
lier this week. "It's all part of
campaign strategy," she ex-
The often controversial Bul-
lard said yesterday he was not
disturbed by Mogdis' endorse-
ment of Weaver.
"Franz is an unsuccessful
Democrat who seems to be
moving to the right," Bullard
claimed. "I hardly think he has
a following among most Demo-
MOGDIS said he was "asked"

to support Weaver in the Nov.
5 general election and was hap-
py to back her candidacy. "We
need a woman in the legislature
from this district," he said.
Commenting on Bullard's two-
year record in the House, Mog-
dis added "he didn't get accom-
plished all that could have been
Mogdis has been character-
ized as a moderate Democrat
compared to Bullard who tends
to be among the most liberal
See MOGDIS, Page 2

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GEO faces battle on
economic demands

In a heated session between
University negotiators and the
Graduate Employes Organiza-
tion (GEO) last night, the Uni-
versity strongly questioned sev-
eral of the union's key economic
Much of the debate centered
around GEO demands for a sim-
plified pay scale and a demand
for a 25 per cent across the

of the time should be fully sup-
ported," Physics Prof. Law-
rence Jones said. University ne-
gotiator William Neff asked, "If
you work a quarter-time ap-
pointment - do you expect to
make a living?"l
But the GEO said a "quarter
time appointment" usually in-
volves much more than 10
hours and charged that the
University was taking their de-
mands lightly.

The third annual Ozone Home-
coming Parade rocked through
campus yesterday afternoon
with the ludicrous theme of
"First I Look at the Purse," or
"Why waste time looking at the
Featuring three bands and


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