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Vol. LXXXV, No. 74
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 4, 1974
Eight Pages plus Supplement
SFlEx E ?2vS HAPPCALL I yLy
More in the continuing effort to let you see your
academic records: Sen. James Buckley (R.-N.Y.)
plans to make an addition next week to Congress'
recent bill to grant students access to their own
academic files. According to John Kwapisz, the
senator's legislative aide, the compromise amend-
ment will grant access to all parts of the files -
including counselor comments and test scores -
with the exception of letters of recommendation.
Kwapisz assessed the chances for the amend-
ment's passage this month as "extremely good."
He added that there will "almost certainly" be
no move to delay implementation. But University
President Robben Fleming has said that the Uni-
versity has no plans to open the records until
January at the earliest, although the bill became
law Nov. 19. The measure provides 45 days to com-
ply with its provisions; after that time, students
could take legal action to demand a response to
their requests to see the files.
Rent petition boo-boo
Although citizens are generally advised against
signing petitions twice, nobody will gripe if you
sign the rent control petitions now circulating
twice. In fact, you'll have to, thanks to a mis-
take made in the original petition. The petition
omitted non-delinquent property taxes from a
clause on the adjustment of maximum monthly
rent. All people distributing the old petitions must
trade them in for the new ones, available at the
Human Rights Party offices, 516 E. William. And
naturally, if you signed the faulty one, you'll have
to sign the new version or the signature won't be
valid. The new petition, which HRP began circulat-
ing yesterday, will be simple to distinguish from
the old one - the corrected petition is on orange
paper, the defective one on blue.
Rep. Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Paul
Rogers (D-Fla.) have introduced legislation which
could lead to a ban on chemicals now used in
household products ranging from aerosol sprays
to refrigerators - specifically, freons. The pair
cited findings from some of the nation's top sci-
entists - including University scientist Ralph Ci-
cerone - which warned that the fluorocarbon gas-
es (freons) are rising in the atmosphere and are
destroying the ozone layer. In a joint statement,
Rogers and Esch said, "We feel that hearings
should be held to determine the severity of the
situation . . . We have not called for an immediate
and total ban . . . But there is little doubt that if
the evidence does hold up, a ban may be neces-
sary." Hearings are tentatively scheduledbto start
Dec. 11 before the Subcommittee on Public Health
Happenngs .. .
are beginning to roll following the weekend
"Superstorm."' At 7:30 p.m., the Human Rights
Party will hold its December mass meeting on the
fourth floor of the Union . . . also at 7:30 p.m., a
National March and Rally Against Racism sched-
uled for Boston, Dec. 14, will be planned in the
League's Conference Rooms 1 and 2 . . . Phillip
Hayes Dean's "Sty of the Blind Pig" will be pre-
sented by Black Theatre Workshop. The play opens
at 8 p.m. in the Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. . . .
The Spartacus Youth League will hold a class
on "Women and Revolution" at 7 p.m. in Rm.
2207 of the Union . . . at noon, the Women's Studies
Colloquium and the Open Hearth Feminist Theatre
Group will have a presentation in the Pendleton
Room of the Union . . . and the Study/Work/Travel
Abroad and Programs Offices at the International
Center will sponsor a Travel Fair tonight and to-
morrow in the Union Station. The program will
begin at 7:30 p.m. both evenings.
It's going to be the auction to end all auctions:
the U. S. will sell 2,000,000 ounces of gold, valued
at $84.4 million, from its government-held gold
reserves Jan. 6. The gold, to be sold at public auc-
tion, will be in quantities of 400-oz. bars. Treasury
Secretary William Simon, who made the announce-
ment yesterday, said the General Services Admin-
istration will issue formal invitations for the bids
in about 10 days. The auction will officially end a
41-year-old ban on the private ownership of pre-
cious metal. But if you're worried that the sale
will clean out Fort Knox, rest easy. The two million
ounce supply will still leave an estimated 274 mil-
lion ounces in the trustworthy hands of our govern-
O tthe inside...
. . . David Burhenn reviews the Juilliard String
Quartet on the Arts Page . . Sue Wilhelm dis-
cusses nuclear fission on the Editorial Page . . .
and details of Archie Griffin's Heisman Award are
included on the Sports Pnge.
On the out siie
Keep those snow shovels ready. A weak frontal
system will cnse an incre"se in cloudiness this
By JEFF SORENSEN
Minute Research Company, a Chicago-based
firm that sells thousands of dollars worth of
"research" papers, has apparently engaged in
mail fraud for knowingly selling term papers to
college students for classroom use.
The company has a catalogue of over 4,000
finished papers and also does "custom research"
to order on any topic within 10 days.
ALTHOUGH NO federal law specifically out-
laws the sale of term papers, a U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals last year ruled that companies
could be found guilty of mail fraud if members
of the corporation know that the papers are being
used in classes.
When asked if the company receives requests
from University students, a Minute Research em-
ploye replied, "Boy; do we! I think we've had
more from Ann Arbor than any place else."
The employe said that the firm doesn't guar-
antee a particular letter grade for the papers,
but indicated they are of "very high quality.
Chicago company sells thou
We haven't had many complaints about quality
and we've sent thousands of these out."
WHEN ASKED if the papers are in a form
that could be turned in for a university class,
the employe replied, "Yes, but I'm not sup-
posed to say that."
The employe, who identified herself only as
Paula, takes requests for research over the tele-
phone. Minute Research manager Bob Hansen *
was unavailable for comment yesterday.
The firm has taken out several ads in The
Daily and has also put up leaflets and flyers
in prominent campus locations.
THE EMPLOYE also explained that "we sent
these (ads) out to just about all the schools in
Tom Ziebarth, a Washington attorney in the
consumer protection divisiono
Office, acknowledged that for l
taken it must be shown that
firms had "actual knowledge t
using the papers in classes."
The companies can advertis
research, says Ziebarth, but m
that the material is intended fa
THE MINUTE Research er
that "we can have a custom p
next week if you send us a let
with very specific requiremen
topic. And be sure to put you
address on the request because
use fake names because theya
She indicated that the firmk
"we never send the same pap
W AS H ING T ON,
how many pages, footnotes and details on the
sand S school."
The employe also said "we were thinking of
expanding there (Ann Arbor), but we thought
feg U.. Post we'd have too much trouble," indicating that the
egal action to be firm might face legal challenges if it were based
members of the in Michigan.
hat students are ZIEBARTH SAID that the Minute Research
employe's comments might constitute "the kind
e that they sell of stuff on which a successful case can be
iust never admit based." Those comments, he said may "indicate
r classroom use. an awareness of the cheating."
Ziebarth, who has investigated several cases
nploye explained of alleged mail fraud involving term paper re-
paper for you by tailers, explained that the "research" firms are
tter by tomorrow "much more sophisticated now than a few years
its, bibliography, ago, when companies blatantly advertised that
r real name and their products could be used in classes. The term
e a lot of people paper business represents a cancerous growth,"
are afraid they'll he said.
Ziebarth stated that anyone can file a com-
keeps records so plaint against the term paper companies with
per to the same See COMPANY, Page 2
Not your average snowman
Most of us took one look at the storm and thoug ht of good books we'd been putting off. But en-
terprising residents of Kingsley street took advan tage of the abundance of cheap building material
to erect this charming addition to the city's arch itecture.
JUDGE CONSULTS DOCTORS:
(Reuter) - Reuresentative
Wilbur Mills, (D-Ark.), be-
set by physical, personal
and political troubles, yes-
terday entered Bethesda
Naval Hospital amid re-
ports from associates that
he was contemplating re-
signing from Congress.
Mills entered the large
Naval hospital complex in
suburban Washington this
afternoon, a few hours af-
ter Speaker Carl Albert of
the House of Representa-
tives said "he is a very sick
ASSOCIATES of the Arkansas
Democrat, chairman of the
House Ways and Means Com-
mittee, once one of the most
powerful lawmakers on the
nation, said Mills was consider-
ing resigning from Congress
since most of his Congressional
powers either have been taken
away from him or will be.
One widely respected member
of the Ways and Means Commit-
tee said it was virtually certain
that the liberal forces now con-
trolling the Democratic Party
in the House would take away
his chairmanship by December
20, the deadline under new
House rules for determining
committee assignments a n d
leadership posts in the new Con-
gress meeting in January.
Neither the hospital nor Mill's
office would state why Mills was
admitted. Mills told Reuter's in
an interview Monday that he
was very weak and worn out
and needed time to rest.
The 65-year-old chairman has
had mounting troubles since
Saturday night when he visited
his stripper friend Fanne Foxe,
"The Argentine Firecracker."
He was interviewed and pho-
tographed with her on the stage
of a burlesque house in Boston,
where she was playing, and the
next day the two appeared on
front p a g e s throughout the
Mills was not available for
comment. But close aides said
er incid ent
that he was thinking of resign-
ing, or going into a hospital fer
an extended stay.
Earlier yesterday, Democrats
meeting in a party caucus, de-
cided by voice vote 'to nlarge
the Ways and Means Commit-
tee, which is considered the
single most important panel in
Congress, and responsible for
tax, trade, and health measures.
The Ways and Means C'.m-
mittee was enlarged from 25
members to 37 in a move de-
signed to add more liberal
Democrats and to further w:est
control of the committee from
Mills, who has run it for more
than a decade as virtually a
See MILLS, Page 2Ml
President's veto of
hiigher GI benefits
WASHINGTON (P)-Congress probably would be in the hands
overrode by solid margins yes- of the veterans now in school in
terday President Ford's veto of about 15 days. The first regular
a 22.7 per cent increase in most check with the increase will go
GI education benefits for seven- out Jan. 1, they said.
million Vietnam-era and four- FORD vetoed the bill, saying
million post-Korea veterans. it was inflationary and sug-
The House voted first 394 to 9. gesting an 18.2 per cent raise.
The Senate then voted 90 to 1, He also objected to a new $600-
with only Assistant Republican a-year loan program for vet-
Leader Robert P. Griffin of erans and an increase in entitle-
Michigan supporting the veto. ment for undergraduate study
Both margins were far over the from 36 months to 45 months.
required two-thirds majority to In House debate, Chairman
make the bill a law. William Jennings Bryan Dorn
(D-S.C.), of the House Veterans
IT WAS the fourth time Con- Affairs Committee, said "I find
gress has overriden a veto by it hard to believe an $800 mil-
Ford since he became Presi- lion education and training bill
dent. for veterans is inflationary
However, in another vote yes- while a $1.252 billion military
terday, the House failed to over- assistance request for Vietnam
ride Ford's veto of the disaster is not.
relief bill. It was the fourth Ford had said $500 million
time his veto has been upheld should be cut from the first-
of 15 bills he has vetoed. Con- year cost of $814 million.
gress did not contest seven of The three previous Presiden-
the vetoes. tial vetoes rejected by Congress
The higher veterans payments involved the Freedom of In-
are retroactive to September formation Act, railway employe
and Veterans Administration of- retirement legislation and voca-
ficials said the back payments tional rehabilitation.
WASHINGTON (R e u t e r)- SIRICA HAS
Judge John Sirica yesterday like the trial1
asked the court-appointed panel Christmas. The
of doctors to determine if for- sequestered for
mer President Richard Nixon is Describing w
well enough to answer written tion of the ail
questions from lawyers at the "as just a thoug
coverup trial of five former immediately to
aides. skeptical excha
Earlier this week the panel defense and p
said Nixon was too ill to gve yers.
personal testimony until some Chief Trial P
time next year, even though Neal said "it
John Ehrlichman has called the matter because
former president's testimony had a number
crucial to his defense. from the form
of them have b
to the governmi
want a Christmr
agree tofor the jury and
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sav Nixon's to
By JEFF DAY esgential to th
Chances of an early settle- obje-tions to re
ment between the University beia"se of poss
and the Graduate Employes Or- prnitdicial nub
ganization (GEO) improved yes- fdviser Jhn
terday as the two sides stream- tends that hisd
lined bargaining techniques and lrq-ly on ge
vSre d to take major dismutes lerlm of er
said he would Haldeman repeatedly denied
to wind up by knowing most of the :Mtails
jury has been surrounding the June 17, 1972
10 weeks. break-in at Democratic Party
ritten interraga- Headquarters. He insisted on
ing ex-President giving lengthy explanations of
ght I had," Sirica each event mentioned Juring
o u c h e d off a the questioning causing prose-
ange with both cutors to complain to the judge.
prosecution law- Haldeman spent most 3f the
session testifying on what he
rosecutor James remembered about a meeting
was a difficult held with Nixon on June 23,
we've already 1972, to discuss using the Cen-
r of statements tral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
er president on See SIRICA, Page 2
matter and none
wyers said they
nas recess called
id then have Nix-
hs San Clemente
e after January
s say he will be
estimony is not
eir case, raised
eleasing the jury
sible exposure to
defense is based
r nr-islent. who
Fleming tells of China voyage
By DAN BORUS
Just back from a three week fact-finding tour of the People's
Republic of China, University President Robben Fleming found
little in the Chinese higher education system to apply at the Uni-
But his conclusions about the proper path the University
should follow drew fire from some of the 200 students gathered
last night to hear him speak about his trip.
"THEIR goals are different than ours," Fleming said. "Their
universities are similar to our vocational schools or two-year