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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


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Vol. LXXXV, No. 67

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 21, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Student regent?
A bill that would allow students to sit on the
University Board of Regents fell one vote short
yesterday of the 20 needed for passage in the
state senate. Nineteen senators, including sponsor
Gilbert Bursley (R-Ann Arbor), voted for the
measure and 14 voted in opposition. However, four
senators were absent yesterday, so another roll
call vote will be taken today, according to Doug
Smith, Bursley's legislative aide. He says chances
are "at least 50-50" that it will pass. The measure
states there is "no conflict of interest involved in
a student regent."
Damman probe
State Attorney General Frank Kelley said yes-
terday he will make a full public report once
his office completes its investigation of conflict
of interest allegations against Lt. Governor-elect
James, Damman. But Kelley gave no indication
of bow long the probe would take and Damman
himself insisted that the allegations already have
been proven false. At a news conference yesterday,
he flatly denied that he had ever voted on any
land use plans involving the holdings of a land
investment firm in which he was a partner. Such
an- action would have constituted a violation of the
conflict of interest provision of the Troy city
lean toward labor and politics today. The
interim steering committee of Concerned Clericals
for Action/UAW will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 711
of the North University Building . . . The Stewards
Council of the Graduate Employes Organization
meets at 8 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheatre to con-
sider action to the latest bargaining stalement .. .
the Health Care Collective meets at noon in room
2209 of the Union . . . the Oxford Famine Relief
Committee is asking students to join in the na-
tionwide Fast for a World Harvest by giving the
cost of a day's food to the famine fund through
Newman Center, 663-0557 . . . Charles Chomet of
Citizens for Better Care will speak on Consumerism
and the Nursing Home Patient at 3:30 p.m. in the
Public Health School's Francis Aud. . . . the Polish
Club elects new officers at 8 p.m. in the Inter-
national Center's Rec Room . . . The cross-country
ski club meets at 8 p.m. in the Old Heidelberg's
upstairs dining room . . . Jeff Cohen speaks at
7:30 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheatre on "A Decade
of Dirty Tricks." Cohen claims the major political
assasinations of the last 11 years were part of a
conspiracy . . . Campus Weightwatchers meets at
5:30 p.m. in the League's downstairs cafeteria ...
and two free Women's Studies Films, The Black
Women and Fear Women in Angell Aud. C at 8 p.m.
Dems drop hints
Three prominent Democrats reportedly will an-
nounce their bid for the party's presidential nomi-
nation soon, while a fourth says he would support
an independent challenge to the two-party race.
Sen. Henry "Scoop" Jackson (D-Wash.) will an-
nounce his candidacy in mid-December, according
to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Georgia Gov.
Jimmy Carter reportedly will also announce next
month, while Rep. Morris Udall (D-Ariz.) is ex-
pected to state his intentions in New Hampshire
this weekend. Former Minnesota Sen. Eugene Mc-
Carthy said Tuesday he supports an independent
challenge to the Democrats and Republicans be-
cause voters were not given a proper choice in
1968 and 1972. He would not say if he was
considering making such a challenge himself.
Dope note
Officers became suspicious when they spotted
a car that was too low slung to be a sports car
in San Ysidro, Calif. So they investigated and found
748 pounds of marijuana in the trunk, police said.
The motorist, Rojas Avalos, a Tijuana, Mexico,
leather worker, was taken into custody late Mon-
day for possessing marijuana, police said.

Blackbird reprieve
The Army has granted 10 million blackbirds at
least a two-week reprieve in its plan to spray them
will a chemical that will cause them to freeze to
death. The project has been scheduled since early
this month for forest lands near Fort Campbell,
Ky., and the Milan Army Ammunition plant in
Tennessee. The Pentagon contends huge winter con-
centrations of the birds there pose a threat to
health and to aviation.
Porn fighters
The Rotterdam, Holland city budget for 1975
includes $58 for the purchase of sex magazines.
The money is allocated to "the fight against
pornography. Our officers should be able to see
what they are supposed to fighf" a city spokes-
person said.
On the inside .. .
. . . the Editorial Page features a continuation
of the interview with Jeremy Rifkin by Marnie
Heyn and Ann Marie Lipinski . . . the Arts Page
features a review of 100 Aker Wood by George
Lobsenz . . . and Bill Crane discusses fan apathy
towards the big game on the Sports Page.

A University-sponsored survey confirmed by
independent research shows the University pays
its teaching assistants (TAs) less than any other
school in the Big Ten except the University of
"Michigan ranks tenth out of ten in terms of
wages," admits John Forsyth, a member of the
University bargaining team currently negotiating
a contract with the Graduate Employes' Organi-
zation (GEO). Indiana ties Michigan for the
lowest salary paid to TAs working half-time.
HOWEVER, FORSYTH adds that the salary
statistic does not take into account an eight
per cent pay raise which the University offered
GEO last month. The offer would grant an eight
per cent pay hike retroactive to September 1 of
this year.






uate tuition costs
take home $2,839.
jor factor in the

$1,096, so teaching fellows here
inflated rents are another ma-
difference between real wages

If that raise is added to the present wage
average for half-time teaching fellows, Michigan
would rank not last but sixth in the Big Ten,
just below Michigan State.
However, in a recent bargaining session, the
University declared that if GEO does not accept
its wage offer by the end of this term, the retro-
activity date will be moved up to January 1,
1975, making the offer good only for Winter term.
WISCONSIN TAs, the only unionized group in
the Big Ten, lead the conference in take-home
pay. Half-time TAs at Wisconsin-those who work
20 hours a week-make roughly $4,100 per nine
month academic year.
TA salaries at Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Mich-
igan State, Purdue Ohio State, and Northwestern,

in roughly that order, range between $3,500 and
Presently, Indiana and Michigan bring up the
rear at a rate just over $2,800.
THE TAKE-HOME pay of a half-time TA in
the Big Ten averages $3,220 per academic year.
The same TA at the University takes home
roughly $400 less, at a salary of $2,839.
Take-home pay is calculated by figuring the
average TA stipend for a half-time appointee,
adding cash benefits such as health insurance,
and subtracting graduate tuition. At Michigan
the average half-time TA stipend is $3,775.
The University pays $160 for each TA's Blue
Cross/Blue Shield coverage, and resident grad-
Govt. sel
force A7
sell suks
W A S H I N G TON ) antitrust laws
- The government filed ished that the
suit yesterday to force the ment would ta
tion with appa
A m e r i c a n Telephone the public."
& Telegraph Co. (AT&T) to Saying thed
end an allegedly illegal tion could lea
monopoly over the nation's tion of respons
telephone and telecom- tion's telepho
munications industry. telephone serv
and costing mci
The Justice Department
lawsuit seeks a court order "THE TELE
requiring AT&T to sell off to work efficie
its manufacturing subsid- signed, built a
iary, Western Electric Co. single entity. It
son and no ot]
Inc., which is itself one of System is stru
the nation's largest corpor-
THE COURT also was asked ID o ti
to force AT&T to separate all or
part of its Long Lines Depart-
ment from some or all of the to j
Bell operating companies.
Western Electric, with over
200,000 employes, supplies the
Bell System with virtually all I1XO
of its telephones and communi-
cations. Much of this equipment
was designed and developed at
Bell Laboratories, owned joint-
ly by AT&T and Western Elec-
Long Lines is the nationwide By AP a
cable chain that links the vari- WASHINGTO
ous telephone companies around appointed me
the country into a worldwide examine forme
communcationstneworkdwe ard Nixon at1
Clemente, Cali
AT&T, with total assets ex- determine wh
ceeding $67 billion, is the big- enough to test
gest company ever attacked in gate cover-up1
a government antitrust suit. It nonced yeste
is the world's largest privately Ir, told U.S.
owned company. John Sirica t
Justice Department officials wanted guidan
said the purpose of the civil b a c k g r o u n
suit, filed in U.S. District Court health would b
here, is to restore competition
to the business of providing "I DON'T W
telephone service and other or years of re
e 1 e c t r o n i c communica- to the public
tions and the manufacturing and think that is n
selling of telecommunications told Sirica at
equipment. trial with thej
AT&T supplies more than 80 The former
per cent of the nation's tele- pitalized twice
phones. with a pheb.
clot in a leg
BUT THE RESULTS, for the poenaed by J
company and customers alike, his former cJ
will be a long time coming, and one of th
Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen. Keith in the cover-up
Clearwaters estimated that it Meanwhile,a
will be at least three years be- the cover-up tr

fore the case goes to trial. Nixon tried to
AT&T's board chairman, John hold " a stra
deButts, issued a statement that hush mon
saying, "We are confident that to the original
we are not in violation of the See DOCT

of University TAs and graduate student em-
ployes of other Big Ten schools.
Since food, clothing and transportation cost
nearly the same in each of the Big Ten com-
munities, rent is the major variable in TAs' cost
of living. In 1970, the median contract rent in
conference cities averaged $121 per month. In
Ann Arbor it was $152.
Financial statistics which apply to half-time
TAs apply for most other teaching fellows, since
their stipends are figured from the same base
See 'U', Page 2


idiarie s

AP Photo
Mourning at Beit Shean
Israeli residents of Beit Shean mourn for two of four victims who died Tuesday when Pales-
tinian guerrillas captured a local apartment building. According to police, three gunmen slip-
ped into the building and killed the four residents before Israeli troops stormed in and killed the

and are aston-
Justice Depart-
ke its present ac-
rent disregard to
department's ac-
d to fragmenta-
ibility for the na-
ne network with
vice deteriorating
ore, deButts said:
PHONE n'etwork,
ntly, must be de-
id operated as a
It is for this tea-
her that the Bell
ctured as it is."
nd Reuther
N - A court-
dical team will
r President Rich-
his home in San
f., on Monday to
ether he is well
ifv in the Water-
trial, it was an-
yer, Herbert Mil-
District Judge
:hat the doctors
ce on how much
d about Nixon's
be made public.
ANT . . . months
cords turned over
because I don't
ecessary," Miller
a session of the
jury absent.
president, hos-
in recent months
itis-caused blood
,has been sub-
Tohn Ehrlichman,
[omestic counsel
e five defendants
conspiracy trial.
a tape played at
ial indicated that
get his aides to
ight damn line"
ey payment made
I Watergate bur-
rORS, Page 2

As for the impact on consum-
ers, Clearwaters told reporters,
"I don't believe we can pro-
mise this is going to lower
rates." But if the department
succeeds, he said, the result
"may be a downward pressure
on those rates" as other com-
panies enter the market and
gain competitive strength.
Clearwaters said government
lawyers also may ask the court
to force AT&T to sell off Bell
Telephone Laboratories Inc.,
the nation's largest industrial
laboratory owned equally by
AT&T and Western Electric.

US., Japan

Aga c
TOKYO (Reuter) - Presi-
dent Ford yesterday concluded
the political portion of a four-
day state visit to Japan with
warm, general reaffirmations of
friendship, but no specific Japa-
nese agreement on the key issue
of how to cut oil prices.
Secretary of State Henry Kis-
singer, who called on all West-
ern nations aweek ago to cut
oil imports as a step toward
forcing a cut in prices, disclos-
ed yesterday that Japan would
not necessarily have to reduce
its oil imports to take part in
his plan.
SGC fight
centers on
A majority party caucus that
often determines Student Gov-
ernment Council votes in ad-
vanceshastcaused partisan skir-
mishes between Council mem-
bers in recent weeks.
Members of the majority Re-
form Party claim their caucus
is necessary to expedite Council
business and achieve the goals



"WE DID NOT say consump-
tiop had to be reduced by 10
per cent in each country," Kis-
singer told reporters, in refer-
ence to his speech at the Uni-
versity of Chicago last Thurs-
"We said that over 10 years
the consumption of the group
(of industrializednations) as a
whole ought to be kept level."
Thus let off the hook, the
Japanese gave vague and non-
commital support to coopera-
tion on energy matters. Japan,
dependent on Arab states for
the vast bulk of its oil imports,
had feared the Kissinger plan
could lead to a confrontation

and oil embargo that would
have strangled it.
KISSINGER tipped his hand
Tuesday when he acknowledged
that Japan's use of 70 per cent
of its oil for industry reduced
its margin for economizing on
But he insisted yesterday that
he had not softened his views
that the Western world must
conserve on oil before sitting
down with oil producers to dis-
cuss a price reduction.
"Our position is unchanged.
Our position is that the indus-
trialized oil consumers have to
cooperate before there can be
a productive dialogue with the
producers," he said.


vote on
ate R iles Committee yesterday
put off until tomorrow any ac-
tion on the nomination of Nel-
son Rockefeller as vice presi-
Chairman Howard Cannon (D-
Nev.) promised a vote then and
predicted that both the com-
mittee and the full Senate will
approve the confirmation.
CANNON SAID the vote was
postponed because three sena-
tors were absent.
He said he hopes to file the
committee's final report on
Rockefeller before the close of
business next Wednesday and
said that schedule should give
the Senate time to prepare for
a vote shortly after returning
from its Thanksgiving recess.
Only Sen. James Allen (D-
Ala.) has said he is considering
voting against Rockefeller.
MEANWHILE, an Associated
Press survey showed that, bar-
ring further disclosures, the
Senate will vote to confirm
Nelson Rockefeller as vice presi-
dent by an overwhelming mar-



Good morning 751-30-1333-2. Your mission, should you
choose to accept it, is to penetrate the boundaries of the
ivory tower and recover your student academic file.
The photograph in front of you is the University's Board
of Regents, which voted last week to keep the "confidential"
material in the files under wraps until a 45-day waiting
period provided for by law has expired.
A - .-.- I .1..,..

under wraps
Force could not have cracked the security surrounding Univer-
sity files this week.
One student-we'll call him IM Force staffer Barney-
followed the yellow line to the literary college counseling office's
file desk Tuesday and smugly handed his I.D. card to the
face inside the window.
"HAVE A SEAT and someone will call you," she chirped


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