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Vol. LXXXV, No, 65 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 19, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages


Student Regent?
Hopes that a student will eventually sit on the
University's exalted Board of Regents are looking
up. The Senate is scheduled to vote today on a bill
that would "declare there to be no conflict of in-
terest" involved in a student Regent. Doug Smith,
legislative aid to the measure's sponsor, Senator
Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann Arbor), says the chances
for passage are "at least 50-50." Smith explains
that even if the bill fails this month, it will be re-
introduced in January, when the newly elected
senators will be seated. A similar measure passed
the state House in July.
'U' to close
University officials announced today that the
'U' will be closed for business between Dec. 21 and
Jan. 5 in an effort to cool off and save on energy
during the icy holiday season. Most buildings will
be shut down and almost all personnel off duty in
an effort to reduce energy consumption. To fur-
ther the "closing" of the University, staff mem-
bers will be authorized to take a maximum of sev-
en vacation days - even if they need to borrow
on vacation time not yet earned, says Personnel
Director Russell Reister.
Local couple shot
An Ann Arbor couple was shot and robbed over
the weekend while en route to their Arizona win-
ter home. Two men, apparently on a cross-country
crime spree, are being held for attempted murder
and aggravated robbery in El Paso, Tex., where
the crime occurred Sunday. Ramsey and Chloe
Wardrop of Overlook Ct. were led out of their
motor home at gunpoint after being robbed of an
undetermined amount of money and shot in the
head. Both are in critical condition at Eastwood
Hospital in El Paso. The suspects were later
picked up by police - one in a car and the other
in the Wardrop's motor home - with bonds to-
,taling $210,000.
. . . are varied today. The Ann Arbor Health
Care Collective will meet to discuss women and
health, at 7:30 p.m. at 1330 Geddes . .. at noon on
the Diag, a Victory to the Miner's Strike demon-
stration will be held . . . the Concerned Clericals
for Action will have a steering committee meeting
at 7 p.m., 711 North University (above Moe's
Sports Shop) . . . Joan Claybrook, of Ralph Na-
der's "Congress Watch," will kick off a petition
drive for the Consumer Protection Act of 1974 with
a discussion, at 1817 Cambridge, 8 p.m. . . . at 7:30
p.m., UAC presents Winnie-the-Pooh in the musi-
cal "100 Aker Wood" at Schorling Aud. That's a
buck for kids, $1.50 for adults.
D.C.'s bombshell
Stripper Fanne Fox will have a new career -
and fortune - thanks to her recent escapade with
Arkansas Rep. Wilbur Mills. Fox, known in private
life as Annabella Battistella, premiered last night
in Boston's Pilgrim Theatre with a new salary of
$3,500 a week. The former "Argentine Firecrack-
er" is now billed as the "Washington Tidal Basin
Bombshell." The new life, however, is not entire-
ly a bed of roses. The 38-year-old "bombshell"
said that her theatrical career has at least tem-
porarily eclipsed her other ambition - to begin
pre-med studies at the University of Maryland.
Coffee up
First they raised the price of sugar and cream,
and now they're raising costs on the coffee you
put it in. Seven Latin American countries agreed
yesterday to form a multinational company with
the sole purpose of raising costs on the world mar-
ket. The new company, Cafe Suaves Centrales,
S.A. de C.V., will begin operations in January,
with headquarters in Mexico City, the Dominican
Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala and
Nicaragua will participate in the venture.

Booze down
Or, instead, you might turn your tastes to some-
thing a little more pungent. For every black cloud
there's a silver lining, and with the announce-
ment of kicked-up prices for coffee comes an
announcement of plummeting prices for wine. At
the annual Hospices de Beaume sales in Dijon,
France, prices dropped 25 per cent for Burgundy
wine. The benefit sale traditionally sets the trend
for Burgundy prices. Prices are usually about
double what they will be on the open market.
On the inside .. .
. . . Jay Hirschman and Steve Gold analyze the
World Food Conference on the Editorial Page .. .
on the Arts Page, Joan Borus interviews "Spider"
John Koerner and Andy Cohen at the Ark . . . and
Roger Rossiter breaks bread with Bo Schembech-
ler - and tells us about it - on the Sports Page.
On the outside...
Not as nice as yesterday. As a major fall storm
develops over the central plains, skies will be

to pres






le system

Gives students more
options in pass, fail
In a three hour meeting slowed by tedious debate the
Literary College (LSA) Faculty voted last night to add
the distinction of pluses and minuses to the present let-
ter grade system.
In other action stemming from consideration of the
Graduation Requirements Commission Report (GRC),
the faculty gave greater flexibility to the pass/fail sys-
tem. Providing students with the option of electing a
quarter of their total credits (or 43 hours) pass/fail, they
also supported a proposal allowing students to take dis-
tribution requirement courses on a pass/fail basis.
In a surprise move at the meetings end, the faculty

Dalv Photo by STEVE KAGAN
The Parthenon?
A student takes advantage of surprising sunny skies and balmy temperatures yesterday to cram in some outdoor studying on the
steps of Angell Hall.

nprrowly passed a proposal that
a student can request a tran-
script listing "no courses," or
listing courses but no grades,
or translating' all grades into
"P" or "F", or listing all
coairses as originally chosen,
pass fail or graded. GRC chair-
man History Prof. Raymond
Grew introduced the proposal
to the 60 remaining members
of the debate-wearynfaculty
conceding, "I don't think this
hbs a ghost of a chance." Fac-
ltv members supported his as-
sertion that the proposal rep-
resented a "slight step in the
proner direction of separating
evaluation from certification,"
and nassed it.
GREW emohasized that pres-
sire exists to raise grades in
order to present positive "cer-
"ication to the outside world."
LSA Acting Dean Billy Frye
Joked at the proposal's pas-
sage, "Professor Grew, you've
just seen a ghost."
ACCORDING to History Pro-
fessor Sidney Fine, the new
nass fail proposal "would not
limit the pass fail option to the
present one course per term. A
student could do it all in one
year if desired."
The faculty's move to add
pluses and minuses to the grad-
ing system came in support of
a GRC proposal that any "let-
ter grade submitted with pluses
and minuses be recorded with
these distinctions counted in
the grade point average."
A recommendation that cour-
ses in concentration areas also
be included in the pass/fail op-
See LSA, Page 2

Chrysler promises


Ambassador Eduardo Romual-
dez was held hostage in his of-
fice yesterday and an aide was
reported shot by a gunman de-
manding that his 24-year-old
son be allowed to emigrate from
the Philippines.
Philippine diplomat Jose Nal-
do identified the gunman as
Napoleon Gechoco, a Filipino
about 40, of suburban Oxon Hill,
Md., who was demanding that
his son still in the Philippines
be allowed to join his family
AN FBI spokesman indicated
late last night that the seige at
the embassy chancery could
last for some time, although
negotiations w e r e continuing
and Philippine authorities had
agreed to release the son if the
hostages were released.
Naldo identified Lechoco as
head of the Filipino Political
Action Committee in Washing-
ton. But neighbors also identi-
See DIPLOMAT, Page 2

DETROIT AP)--Chrysler Corp.
Chairman Lynn Townsend .said
yesterday the firm plans "sub-
stantial plan closing" in Decem-
ber because of poor car sales,
but added that there will be no
"company wide shutdown."
Townsend declined to be spe-
cific about the plant closings,
saying production schedules for
the rest of this year would be
released soon.
Townsend said there would
be many additional layoffs in
the coming two months, as the

company shutdown

firm trims 50,000 cars from its
fourth-quarter production sched-
SOME 26,600 Chrysler workers
were on layoffs this week, from
a blue-collar workforce num-
bering about 100,000.
"We have been producing
more cars than we received
dealer orders for," Townsend
said at a press conference fol-
lowing a conference he held
with United Auto Worker lead-
ers and Detroit Mayor Coleman

FBI spy operations
released in report

He announced that Chrysler
would not be closing its huge
Jefferson Avenue assembly
plant in Detroit during the cur-
rent model year, but said its
product mix might be changed.
The plant currently makes
full-size and luxury Chrysler
The Chrysler schedule orig-
inally called for assembly of
300,000 cars during the current
TOWNSEND neither confirm-
ed nor specifically denied re-
ports that the firm would close
almost all its plants during the
entire month of December to
trim its huge, four-monthbstock-
pile of new cars.
"The company will be in
business and we will be selling
cars," said Townsend.
UAW President Leonard
Woodcock said cars are selling
at an annual rate of 5.4 million
currently, only 300,000 units
above the levels recorded dur-
ing the 1958 recession.
"THE PRESENT situation in
the auto industry will drag the
country not only through reces-
sion, but down through recession
into the reaches of depression.
Chrysler's auto sales in early
November were off 34 per cent
from a year ago and 1974 calen-
dar year sales are down 19 per


Jurors listen


"It's obvious we're going to
be making some cutbacks,"
said Chrysler President John
M A J O R layoffs could
idle almost 30,000 assemblers
immediately, and subsequent
shutdowns in parts plants could
affect another 50,000, sources
See CHRYSLER, Page 2'

tapes on Mitchell, Hunt

Gen. William Saxbe said yes-
terday "we certainly are not
closing the door" to bringing
criminal chargesragainst FBI
officials who carried out coun-
terintelligence o p er a t i o n s
against 16 domestic and right
and left wing organizations un-
til 1971.
But Saxbe said that Asst.
Atty. Gen. Henry Petersen,
head ofthe Justice Depart-
ment's criminal division, "does
not believe there were prose-
cutable offenses committed" in
the FBI campaign to disrupt
those groups.
T H E counterintelligence pro-
calls dope
(hi n 1"tgserous
WASHINGTON (P) )--Labora-
tory studies suggest that mari-
jiana smoking may interfere
with reproduction, disease re-
sistance and basic biological
processes, according to a new
government report released yes-
"R! it t he ,'anjrt "?MA' ., ,, n

gram included leaking deroga-
tory information about members
of the target groups, contact-
ing their employers and busi-
ness associates, and "using in-
formants to disrupt the activi-
ties of various groups by sow-
ing dissension and exploiting
He told a news conference
that the matter has been re-
ferred to the Civil Rights Di-
vision to determine whether
FBI officials committeed crim-
inal violations of individual
Saxbe, Petersen and FBI Di-
rector Clarence Kelley fielded
questions about the program
as they released a department
report condemning some of the
counterintelligence operations
as "abhorrent in a free soci-
THEIR comments illustrated
a split between Saxbe, who said
the whole operation raised ques-
tions of propriety, and Kelley,
who defended it as a necessary
response to the radical politics
of the right and the left.
Organizations investigated by
the FBI fit into three categor-
ies, "black extremists," "The
New Left," and "white hate
The department for the first
time disclosed names of these
radical forganizatiorns. inclitdine

WASHINGTON (Reuter)-For-
mer President Nixon said in
March, 1973, that Attorney Gen-
eral John Mitchell would cover
up Watergate "till hell freezes
over," according to a new
White House tape recording
played yesterday at the trial
of five Nixon aides accused of
trying to conceal the break-in.
Government prosecutors re-
leased three new subpoenaed
tapes showing the former Pres-
ident and his top aides discuss-
ing strategy to bail themselves

out of Watergate before Nixon
has ever conceded knowing
what was going on.
IN A VIVID March 20, 1973,
conversation played to the jury
yesterday, Nixon is heard re-
jecting a suggestion by his for-
mer top aide, H. R. "Bob"
Haldeman, that Mitchell might
go to jail for either perjury or
complicity in the Watergate
"No, no, no, I've balanced
that up too. But you see what

they're really after, he'll take
cover-up till hell freezes over"
Nixon said in the privacy of his
White House oval office.
On another tape, Nixon en-
Charles Colson that Hunt had
ency to Watergate burglar Ho-
ward Hunt-on the very day
the original Watergate trial
started on Jan. 8, 1973-when
told by then special counsel
dorsed the granting of Clem-
evidence "very incriminating to
See JURY, Page 2
TEL AVIV, Israel 1P)-Arab
terrorists invaded an Israeli
town on the Jordanian border
before dawn today, seized an
apartment building and took
an unknown number of hos-
Army and police units rush-
ed to the scene and sealed
off the entire area.
Shooting a n d explosions
were heard inside the four-
story apartment building in
Beit Shean, a town of 20,000
on the Jordan River 15 miles
south of the Sea of Galilee.

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