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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 51

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 2, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Reuther struggles

to defeat


Calendar debut
Today, on Page 8, we're introducing a new fea-
ture 'in The Daily - a calendar of events and en-
tertainment for the upcoming week. The new list-
ing is called Happenings, not unlike the day-to-day
item posted herein, and will appear every week
Saturday ,on Page 8. Tear it out and hang it on
your wall for a week at a glance. If you want an
event listed in the new weekly Happenings, give
us a call by Wednesday noon of the week before
the event.
Jail fires
Two fires which caused a considerable amount
of commotion in the Washtenaw County Jail this
week are the suspected work of a former Slauson
Middle School lunch hour supervisor, 19-year-old
Jerry Van Diver. Van Diver was arrested six
weeks ago in connection with an attack on a 12-
year-old boy. Thursday's fires were confined to
some mattresses and scorched walls, but the blaze
necessitated the evacuation of 100 prisoners from
the jail to a fenced compound area outside the
building. Three prisoners were taken to Univer-
sity Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, but
no one was seriously injured. Van Diver is being
charged with two counts of attempted murder.
ERIM's move
The county board's Ways and Means Committee
refused to reconsider preliminary approval Thurs-
day of ERIM's request for $3 million in bonding.
The bonding is needed for ERIM's proposed move
from Willow Run Airport to Ann Arbor. Opponents
of the issue on the board - notably Alan Toth (D-
Ypsi) and Kathleen Fojtik (D-Ann Arbor) - asked
for reconsideration of the issue due to some "new
information." The "new information" included
some planned activities of the Ad Hoc Committee
to Stop ERIM War Research, a fledgling organiz-
ation founded expressly to stop the move. The
committee plans to challenge ERIM's tax-exempt
status and, to boot, will launch a petition drive to
force the bonding issue to a vote.
The lions roar
The lions outside the natural science museum
roared yesterday, and considering the legend sur-
rounding that phenomenon, one would assume that
a virgin had wandered by. But the lions roared
more than once. In fact, the ancient stone beasts
roared for at least an hour - every time a woman
walked by. It took a second look to explain the
situation. Astride the lions rode three blue-helmet-
ed, men dressed in dark T-shirts, who, much to
the amusement of male passers-by, managed to
annoy or embarrass every woman who passed.
A clarification
The Daily reported recently that Graduate Em-
ployes Organization (GEO) demands for increased
pay and tuition waivers were for teaching fellows.
These demands, as well as all of the Union's eco-
nomic demands, apply to research and staff as-
sistants as well.
Dope notes
Bad news for dope lovers: Mexican police said
yesterday they seized nearly 24 tons of marijuana
in a 24-hour series of raids conducted near the
U. S. border. The hoard was worth an estimated
100 to 150 million pesos - and that's 8.8 million
bucks on the retail market here, folks - depending
on the quality of the stash. It would have fetched
much more if smuggled into the U. S., say the
authorities. The police say 22 men and one wo-
man, all Mexicans, were arrested and charged
with various narcotics offenses.
Happenings ...
. . . are festive today. The Holiday Arts and
Crafts Fair will offer displays and demonstrations
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Washtenaw County
Farm Council Grounds at Ann Arbor and Saline
Roads . . . pianist David Burge heads up a Con-

temporary Music Festival at the Music School
Recital Hall at 8 p.m. . . . the Gay Community
Halloween Dance will begin at 9 p.m. and run to
1 a. m. in the Barbour Gymo . . . the Winter Art
Fair will begin at 10 a.r. and run to 9 p.m. at the
New University Field House on Hoover Street . .
music, arts, dance and drama will be featured all
day at the Jewish Arts Festival, 1429 Hill Street
. . . Public Access TV will sponsor an open house
from 1 to 4 p.m. at 208 West Liberty. The winner
of the Logo Contest will be announced . . . and the
U. S. China People's Friendship Association is
sponsoring four Chinese movies in Angell Hall's
Aud. A at 1:30 p.m. And the best part, folks, is
that it's free.
On the inside.....
. . . Dan Ruben writes about the elusive Con-
gressman Marvin Esch on the Editorial Page . - -
David Blomquist reviews the City Center's produc-
tion of Marlowe's "Edward II" on the Arts Page
and, on the Sports Page, Leba Hertz details
Michigan's hockey game against Wisconsin.

Despite predictions of a Democratic landslide
this year, Second Congressional District hopeful
John Reuther seems to be having more than a
little trouble besting incumbent Republican Mar-
vin Esch.
Esch, an eight-year Washington fixture, has
generally been conceded the edge in Tuesday's
contest. But the national falling-out between
Republican candidates and the nation's voters
appears to cut into Esch's once comfortable lead.
ESCH AND Reuther will share the ballot with
three other candidates: HRP's Phil Carroll, the
U.S. Labor Party's Ron Zeigler, and Roy Jones
of the American Independent Party. Of the three,
Carroll has the most viable political base-Ann
Arbor's liberal and radical community where
Reuther desperately needs votes. But Carroll's
Two ja

Incumbent apparently leads

from Europ
to curb def(
support of

candidacy should draw little support from out-
district major party bastions like Livonia and
A poll released by Reuther forces a month ago
campaign profile
indicated a formidable 5-3 Esch lead in the race.
Since that polling, however, the Nixon pardon
and an end to the primary election recount
stalemate between Reuther and Dr. Ed Pierce
probably trimmed that edge.
Reuther has carried the campaign to Esch

since hitting the trail last January, stressing the B1oomber
incumbent's support of Nixon in 1972, his alleged- we fed the
ly conservative economic policies and his ap- wouldn't ne
proval of several defense budgeting items. BUT ES
EARLIER this month, Reuther blasted Esch funding. "e
as "a Republican who identified with Richard "becausetA
Nixon two years ago, and who doesn't have the the Soviet 1
integrity to put the word Republican on his bill- differences
boards." Reuther
Esch is quick to declare his independence from Justice Del
administration dictates, both now and during tive agains
Nixon's term. He cites his support of a 1967 industry.
bill aimed at reducing Pentagon budgeting. He closing the
also claims to favor withdrawal of U.S. forces

pe and Asia.
counters that Esch hastnot done enough
tense spending, noting the Republican's
funding proposals for the $6 billion
x and the Trident missile system. "If
starving masses," Reuther adds, "We
eed this military commitment."
'CHI defends his record on weapons
We have a defense system," he claims,
we have conflicting ideologies with
Union and mainland China. Until these
are resolved, we need this flexibility."
says that .if elected, he will push the
partment for a major anti-trust initia-
t corporate giants, especially the oil
We can release billions of dollars by
corporate tax loopholes," he claims.
See REUTHER, Page 2



Dairymen get four,
month sentences
WASHINGTON {A'--Two former executives of the na-
tion's largest dairy cooperative were sentenced to jail
yesterday, marking the first time in the Watergate scan-
dals that prison terms have been imposed for illegal
campaign contributions.
Harold Nelson and David Parr, formerly top leaders
of Associated Milk Producers Inc., were sentenced to three
years in prison and fined $10,000 each. U.S. District Judge
George Hart then immediately suspended all but four
months of the prison terms.

HART SAID he imposed the jail sentences
making illegal corporate contributions.

to deter others from

AP Photo
What was your name again?
President Ford jokes with Representative Bob Mathias, left, and Clovis, Calif. Mayor Dennis Pringle after Pringle presented the
two with cowboy hats following an airport rally yesterday. Ford paused in his whirlwind political tour to visit former President
Richard Nixon in Long Beach Memorial Hospital, then told a Fresno crowd that "the stakes are far too high for me to be a






Hart also noted that a number
of persons have been fined for
making illegal donations and
asked Watergate prosecutors if
candidates who receive such
gifts are also guilty of breaking
the law.
"Some of these events are
under active investigation," re-
plied Asst. Special Prosecutor
John Sale. He did not elaborate.
and Parr to begin serving their
terms Nov. 8 at the federal
prison compound in Montgom-
ery, Ala.
Nelson and Parr had pleaded
guilty to making donations to
the campaigns of Sen. Hubert
Humphrey (D-Minn.) and Rep.
Wilbur Mills- (D-Ark.) among
At the time they pleaded
guilty, prosecutors said in court
pagers that the two might face
additional criminal charges in
connection with their alleged
promise to donate $2 million to
the re-election campaign of for-
mer President Nixon, in retur
for an increase in milk price
IN ANOTHER Watergate de-
velopment, Jeb Stuart Magruder
testified yesterday at the Water-
gate cover-up trial that top
Nixon campaign officials ac-
cused him of stealing funds in
an effort to make him a scape-
goat for the entire Watergate
During cross-examination by
Jacob Stein, lawyer for defen-
dant Kenneth Parkinson, Ma-
gruder was asked about an ac-
cusation he had "stashed away
large sums of money that be-
longed" to Richard Nixon's re-
election committee.
"I never took any money from
the committee and you know
that," Magruder retorted.
"THAT WAS another part of
the efforts of the defendants to
make me a scapegoat," he

on bias
Bargaining teams for the Uni-
versity and the G r a d u a t e
Employes' Organization (GEO)
clashed yesterday over the GEO
proposal on non-discrimination
in University hiring practices.
As it stands, both sides favor
banning job discrimination based
on race, creed, color, or age.
The disagreement concerns the
GEO demand that considera-
tions of physical and mental,
handicap and s e x u a 1 prefer-
ence be included.
THE UNION is seeking broad
anti-discrimination clauses and
objected yesterday to U'niver-
sity's balking on the these de-
"It begins to sound like you
think these are things which you
think should be discriminated
against," GEO bargainer Dave
Gordon said.
The University contends that
the problem is incorporating
these clauses in a contract and
deny any philosophical disagree-
ment with the demands.
ator Charles Allmand yesterday
said, "It sounds as though we're
against hiring the handicapped.
That bothers me. We know
there are cases where there's
probably been discrimination.
It's the technical aspects which
are difficult to cover in the con-
See GEO, Page 2

UA W by narrow

University clerical employes
have voted to organize under
the banner of the United Auto
Workers (UAW). The five-day
contest between the UAW and
a no-union option ended last
night in a close 1,144 to 920 vote
for unionization.
The vote, which is expected
to be certiifed next week, makes
the powerful auto workers' union
the bargaining agent for some
3,200 secretaries and office

workers in contract negotiations
with the University.
UAW's associate national direc-
tor for technical, office, and pro-
fessional staff, last night an-
nounced the new local will be
called Concerned Clericals for
Action (CCFA/UAW). "I hope
(the local's) number is 2001,"
Emerick said, "because this is
the wave of the future."
Some 50 clerical workers,
gathered to await the vote out-

come, greeted the fina
with shouts, embraces a
popping of champaigne
The wine flowed-court
the Graduate EmployesC
zation (GEO), who also
card expressing "warms
ity" with the new union.
Clerical organizer Pam
nor declared, "I'm very
and not really surprised
THE VOTE ends a y
intense struggle to organ
University's clerical w(
Last month, employes vo
tween supporting the UA
filiation with the America
eration of State, Count

1 tally Municipal Employes (AFSCME),
nd the and no unionization. The
corks. AFSCME proposal came in a
esy of poor third, and was dropped for
Organi- this week's run-off election.
sent a A majority of the CCFA ex-
solidar- ecutive branch originally voted
to endorse the UAW as a repre-
O'Con- sentative unit. A few members,
happy complaining the election was
." undemocratic, split from the
group to organize for AFSCME.
year of Yesterday's narrow margin
ize the was a surprise to most observ-
'orkers. ers, who expected the UAW to
'ted be- pick up AFSCME votes the sec-
NW, af- ond time around. In the first
an Fed- election, the UAW fell only 50
ty and See 'U', Page 2

Milliken won't dump
Damman-for now

State senate campaign

LANSING (UPI) - Gov Wil-
liam Milliken said last night
that he sees no reason to dis-
avow or dump his running mate,
James Damman, the center of
explosive conflict - of - interest
"The governor has extensive-
ly reviewed the record," a Mil-
liken spokesperson said. "He
saw nothing to make him
change his mind."
the end of a day of high politi-
cal tension and drama that
halted Milliken's re-election

ken's continued support for
Damman came a few minutes
Asked about results of an in-
tensive investigation into alle-
gations that Damman abused
his political offices in Troy in
the late 1960s, the Milliken aide
"The results of the investiga-
tion are very encouraging. What
the governor wants now are
THE ISSUE stunned many
politicians in the state, Demo-
crat as well as Republican.

Concentration on issues has charac-
terized this year's 18th District state
senatorial race, with all three candi-
dates refraining from the backstabbing
common to other campaigns.
The contest, like many in previous
years, has turned into a two-party strug-
gle, with the H'iman Rights Party (HRP)

He is presently chairman of the senate
education committee, and is fighting for
passage of the transportation bond pro-
posal which will appear on Tuesday's
Democrat Peter Eckstein has been
active in local politics since 1968, when
he served as a precinct delegate to the
state Democratic convention. A Uni-

forcing legislation to "protect the rights
of women, minorities, lesbians and male
homosexuals." She advocates universal
free health care, guaranteed annual in-
come, and public ownership of utilities.
Bursley and Eckstein concur on many
,issues, with tax reform and campaign
financing their major points of disagree-
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