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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 11, 1974
(ol. LXXXV, No. 80
It may become a fad: For the second time in two
weeks, the LSA cashier's office has been robbed.
At 11:05 a.m. yesterday, a white male wearing a
ski mask approached the cashier's window, placed
a paper bag on the counter and demanded all the
money. He left with $2,500. Five minutes later po-
lice thought they had found their man. Randy Juer-
gensen was grabbed from behind by several un-
identified strangers. "I thought I was being robbed
myself," said Juergensen. He was frisked and
taken to the LSA building where the cashier said
he was not the robber. On Nov. 22 in a similar ca-
per, a bandit made off with a cool $3,300. There
are no suspects yet in either case.
Common. Cause news
Kris Moore was selected Monday night to replace
John Hathaway as Common Cause's 2nd District
Coordinator. Hathaway got in hot water shortly
before the November election for personally en-
dorsing incumbent U.S. Representative Marvin
Esch (R-Ann Arbor) on Common Cause stationery.
The endorsement was later used-with the Com-
mon Cause name-in political advertisements.
Moore is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the
University. Bruce Wallace, an attorney, will be
Student Government Council Treasurer Elliot
Chikofsky has announced a plan for students who
wanf their 75-cents-per-term SGC tuition assess-
ment money back. He is currently circulating a pe-
tition for students who feel they are poorly repre-
sented-or not represented at all-by the Council.
With 1,000 signatures, the issue of whether there
should be a tuition assessment for SGC will be put
to the students on the next campus election ballot.
. . . are thinning out. At noon, the Women's
Studies Program will sponsor a lecture on "Work-
ing Class Women in America Today," in Michigan
League's Conference Rm. 2 . . . another lecture
at 4 p.m., when Avshalom Ashmueli from the Uni-
versity of Tel Aviv will speak on "Sedentarization
of Bedouin and the Desert of Judea" . . . and
celebrate the last day of classes by partying at a
West Quad dance, from 9 p.m. to midnight. A live
band, "Gabriel," will be on hand.
No more Amherst
There's a movement afoot to change the name of
scenic Amherst, cite of the University of Massa-
chusetts, to something - anything - other than
Amherst. The Ad Hoc Committee to Give Our Town
a Decent Name maintains that Lord Jeffrey Am-
herst, the city's namesake, hated Indians and, in
1763, suggested a quelling an Indian uprising by
spreading smallpox among the warriors. Backers
of the move, including the Valley Advocate, a
weekly newspaper, have recommended that the
name be changed to Emily, in honor of poet Emily
Dickinson, or perhaps Nonukeville, apparently an
idea from nuclear power plant opponents.
Love it or leave it,
You may hear about a lot of Russian emigrants
escaping to America, but stories about emigrants
escaping to the Soviet are somewhat more rare.
There are, however, more than 200 waiting in Vi-
enna who are trying to return to the U.S.S.R. after
being in Israel (The Soviet Union often does not
allow emigrants to return)-and the most recent
case is even more unusual. The Soviet press yester-
day publicized the case of a Soviet Jewish couple
who went to the United States and after three
months returned to their motherland. The story of
Anneta and Josif Sklyar ran under the headline of
"We Kiss Every Stone in Odessa." The Sklyars'
termed their Philadelphia relatives as "rather
rich," with a suburban home and several cars. Ms.
Sklyar said a girl showed her a bottle of vitamins
costing $9 that "cost kopeks in Odessa," and people
who had to go to the hospital "lost the savings of
several years." Said Ms. Sklyar, "In the U.S., ev-
erything, even relations between people, are decid-
ed by money."
On the inside
. Paul O'Donnell, our European correspon-
dent, concludes his two-part story about U.S.-Cuban
relations on the Editorial Page . . . on the
Sports Page, Brian Deming writes about hockey
player Dave Shand . . . and our Arts Page fea-
tures both food and arts.
On the outside
$S- 44 mut1
By CHERYL PILATE
Heated accusations flew back and forth between
the University and the state Auditor General's of-
fice last night as a new state report contended the
Regents have failed to disburse about $44 mil-
lion in currently available funds. The University
denied the report.
Robert Hovey, the state audit manager who
issued the report, charged that the University
administration is "upset that we have exposed
the fact that they have money when they've led
people to believe they're destitute."
BECAUSE THESE funds are supposedly now
available, Auditor General Albert Lee said the
legislature should consider slashing the Univer-
sity's annual state appropriations.
"We maintained that certain practices should
be followed and they disagreed," said Lee. "So
we're going to let the legislature make the
According to Hovey, in the past, the Univer-
sity has "not made its assets voluntarily known."
"WHAT WE ARE objecting to is that if they
Tuition increase likely
Tuition for the 1975-76 academic year may
jump substantially over this year's levels, a
University official said late last night.
When asked if a new student fee hike is
being planned, the official responded, "Yes,
I think so."
"We have some serious budget problems and
right now we're looking at our revenue
sources. If there is a hike, we'll try to keep
it as low as possible-probably less than 12
per cent," said Lawrence Fincher, assistant to
the vice president for state relations and plan-
Fincher's comments came in the wake of a
state auditor general's report which could
hurt the University's chances of receiving
some of its state budget requests.
Although University President Robben Flem-
ing denied last night that any tuition decision
had been made, he hinted that a fee hike was
being seriously considered.
president and chief financial officer.
THE STATE report, which stems from a rou-
tine audit of the University fNnances over the
last seven years, says that about $20 million in
available endowment monies are not being in-
cluded in the general fund and are therefore not
being disbursed. Also, the state contends that the
remainder of the $44 million is currently not in
use, although it is allocated for certain budgetary
However, the University claims the funds are
available for designated purposes only, par-
ticularly gift monies.
"We object to describing these funds as being
available for current operations since they in-
clude investments of restricted gifts of approxi-
mately $20 million received over 30 to. 40 years,
and other funds previously authorized by the
Regents for specific purposes," said Pierpont.
The funds not gathered through endowments
were mainly received through interest on Uni-
versity investments, and research contracts.
See AUDITORS, Page 7
Fleming added that officials are aware
"the grave damage" a new fee hike might
to enrollment, and predicted no decision
tuition will come until at least April 1975.
come to the legislature with fund requests, they
should make clear exactly what they have," he
commented. "They're trying to use tax dollars
to cover programs they already have money for."
The University countered by declaring the
auditor's report was erroneous and the facts were
taken out of context.
"The report was grossly misleading, inacL.u-
rate, and a distortion of the true situation,"
asserted Wilbur Pierpont, the University's vice
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - Rep. Wil-
bur Mills, (D-Ark.) his im-
mense political prestige de-
nuded by incidents involving an
Argentine striptease dancer,
bowed out yesterday as head of
the House Ways and Means
Mills' d e c i s i o n, re-
layed through a friend to Speak-
er Carl Albert and by Albert to
reporters, came after a series
of events linking Mills and strip-
per Annabella Battistella, who
plungedsinto the Washington Ti-
dal Basin in October after a
party that left Mills scratched,
bleeding and, according to po-
lice, apparently intoxicated.
MILLS' withdrawal also end-
ed an extraordinary 16 - year
career as head of the committee
that handled a large portion of
Congress' most important leg-
islation and for nearly all that
time made the strong - handed
Mills one of the top powers in
Still open are the questions of
whether Mills will remain in
Congress and on the committee
and, if so, what part he will
The successor to Mills as pan-
el head is expected to be rep-
resentative Al Ullman (D-Ore.).
An ideological moderate, he
steered the important Trade
bill through the House last
year when Mills was absent
for a major back operation.
ALBERT called newsmen to
his office yesterday morning to
tell them he had just received a
telephone call from Bethesda
Naval Hospital in which anoth-
er congressman, close to Mills,
passed on the word that "with-
out going into details, due to
his health and on the recom-
mendation of his doctors, Mills
is not going to seek the chair-
manship of the Ways and Means
"I'm bone tired . . . I'm
worn out . . . I'm in no condi-
tion to be chairman with the
See MILLS, Page 9
REP. WILBUR MILLS D-
Ark.), who yesterday announc-
ed he will relinquish his
powerful role as chairman of
the House Ways and Means
WASHINGTON 0)-John Ehr-
lichman broke down and cried
yesterday at the -wWatergate
cover-up trial as he described a
farewell meeting at Camp David
with Richard Nixon.
Ehrlichman told how he was
summoned to Camp David by
Nixon, who asked for his resig-
nation from the White House
staff. Ehrlichman's resignation
was announced the next day,
April 30, 1973.
EHRLICHMAN said Nixon
offered to help him with at-
torney's fees that might stem
When Ehrlichman declined the
offer of financial help he said
Nixon asked if there was any-
thing else he might do.
"I said someday I would
like him to explain to our
children . . ." then he sobbed
THE HEAVYSET b a I d i n g
fathe offive removed his
New Haven motorist Joseph Ruggiero proclaims his idyllic lifestyle on one of Connecticut's new six-character license plates, which
he attached to his car yesterday. While most motorists prefer some variation of their names on the appropriately-titled "vanity
plates," Ruggiero opted for a philosophical message.
HOUSE TO VOTE TOMORROW:
Senate confirms Rockefeller
WASHINGTON ()-The Sen-
ate voted 90-7 yesterday to con-
firm Nelson Rockefeller as the
nation's 41st vice president.
The vote completed the first
half of the procedure set down
under the 25th Amendment to
the Constitution to fill vice pres-
NEXT IS a vote by the House
of Representatives, expected
If confirmed by the House,
Rockefeller, 66, a former New
York governor, will become the
second vice president in U S.
history to be chosen outside the
normal popular election proce:.
The first was Gerald Ford,
who became President on the
resignation of President Richard
Nixon and in turn nominated
Rockefeller last Aug. 20.
HOUSE Speaker Carl Alhert
told reporters it is his impres-
sion that Rockefeller witl be
House Judiciary Cominitee
Chairman Peter Rodino (D-
N.J.) said his panel will meet
tomorrow and consider putting
the nomination up for final ap-
proval in the full House next
Rockefeller, notified in New
York, remarked to a senjtor:
"Vice President half-designate
is what I am at the moment."
PRESIDENT Ford, also in
New York, said he was grati-
fied at the Senate action.
"I trust that similar awn on
will be taken as rapidly as pos-
sible by the House of Repre-
sentatives before final adjourn-
ment of the 93rd Congress,"
Ford said. "Gov. Rockefeller
would then be able to put his
experience and energy to work
for all the people."
Opposing Rockefeller in the
Senate were four senators gen-
erally regarded as liberals and
three generally regarded as
REPUBLICANS against the
nomination included Sens. Bar-
ry Goldwater of Arizona, Wil-
liam Scott of Virginia, and
Jesse Helms of North Carolina.
The Democrats were Sens.
Birch Bayh of Indiana, James
Abourezk of South Dakota,
Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio
and' Gaylord Nelson of Wiscon-
S e n a t e Democratic leader
Mike Mansfield was on an offi-
cial visit to the People s Re-
public of China and there'ore
not present to cast his vote.
SEN. PETER Dominick (R-
Colo.) voted "present" because
Rockefeller once had donated
$500 to his campaign, h3 said.
Recorded as not voting was
Sen. Henry Bellmon (R-Okl.).
Nelson and Bayh told the
See SENATORS, Page 2
By STEPHEN HERSH
Former Daily editor and radical figurehead Tom K
Hayden predicted "a populist upsurge of unprece-
dented magnitude" during a nostalgic visit to The
Daily offices yesterday after a closed meeting witht
his co-workers here in the Indochina Peace Cam-
"Students seem apathetic now," remarked Hay-
den, "but it's a mistake to say it's the SO's all over
again. They're discontented and frustrated, and I
igih school paper
clashes with board
By GLEN ALLERHAND
Ann Arbor's board of educa-
tion and the editors of Coin-
n -unity High School's student
newspaper have come to blows
over the issue of freedom of the
The editors of the newspaper,
the Yenta, plan to print an ar-
ticle explaining birth control
Editor - in - Chief Peter Lardas
states: "Basically, our feeling
is that student should have ac-
cess to this information on
school grounds." He acknowl-
edges that handing distributing
issues of the paper would be
illegal, but adds, "We're a stu-
dent-run publication and we
make all the decisions."