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See Editorial Page
Vol. LXXXV, No. 102

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See Today for details

Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 1, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages


Empty promises
Last week's Ann Arbor Sun pound-of-Colum-
bian giveaway has spurred still another fraud, and
this one perpetrated upon the same hapless gentle-
man who was sent to the Briarwood Mall to find
a man in a pin-striped suit. The man, he was told,
would lead him to his award in the secret drawing.
This time, however, he was sent on an even more
far-flung goose chase than before. Neighbors jok-
ingly told him the offer may have been in earnest,
so when he received a note and a key the follow-
ing day in the mail, he took it seriously. Still cring-
ing from his previous humiliation, he stole away to
Detroit's Metro Airport, where the key he held
would reportedly open a locker at the Delta ter-
minal. It did, and he took his prize - a shoebox
-away in >a black duffle bag. The contents, as he
later learned, was a Coke bottle and appropriate-
ly, an all-day sucker.
Fleming reacts
With reduced state appropriations putting the
squeeze on the University budget, President Rob-
ben Fleming issued a statement yesterday convey-
ing his "disappointment." Governor Milliken's re-.
commended four per cent budget slash will "pro-
vide this institution with severe problems and a
considerable challenge," he said.
Happenings... *
S are as scant as sunshine these days. The
March of Dimes is sponsoring a lunch and fashion
show at noon in Weber's Inn. For a mere $12.00
per person, you can see featured models Dave
Brown, Denny Franklin and William Colburn turn-
ed out pi the latest spring fashions . . . the Na-
tional Student Committee Against Racism is hav-
ing a meeting at 2 p.m. on the 4th floor of the
Union . . . the Wounded Knee Legal Defense Com-
mittee and several other organizations are spon-
soring a Pow-Wow in the Union ballroom from
noon until midnight . . . and the Ann Arbor Civic
Theatre is presenting Tartuffe at 8 p.m. in Men-
delssohn t eatre.
Sweaty palms
Timothy Mack of Los Angeles was granted a
brief respite in his jail sentence for repeated pick-
pocketing. Mack, who had been allowed on proba-
tion following a 1971 arrest, was ordered in court
to wear mittens whenever he was outside the
home. "Thick mittens sufficient to prevent inde-
pendent movement of the fingers," Superior Court
Judge Richard hayden specified. Mack, however,
was spotted by a detail detective this week without
his mittens - and consequently ordered back to
the clink for eight months. Afterwards, Hayden
ruled, he will wear mittens until 1980. "I'll be an
old man by then!" mourned Mack. "So will I "
replied the judge.r
With Ford administration platitudes coming from
all angles these days, Agriculture Secretary Earl
Butz yesterday exhorted the Boy Scouts to go out
and "help discover" America in time for the na-
tion's 200th anniversary. "We have the psychedelic
movement, the clean-up movement, the stop-the-
pipe movement, the save-our-citizens movement,"
he said. eNow let's have the find America move-
ment. But let's make this one stick. Let's make it
Indians sit tigh
Actor Marlon Brando joined a march of Indian
sympathizers yesterday in Gresham, Wisconsin

as the militant Menominee Indians maintained
their occupation of the Alexian Brothers estate.
Brando later drove past the roadblock to confer
with demonstrators and assure them that a new
settlement offer would be forthcoming. Meanwhile,
white residents in the surrounding area have
threatened to take action if authorities do not evac-
uate the demonstrators.
On the inside ...
.. Gordon Atcheson reveals the truth behind
monetary evaporation disposition on the Editorial
Page . . . an Associated Press feature on rock star
David Bowie highlights the Arts Page . . . and
on the Sports Page, Ray O'Hara reveals the re-
sults of last night's wrestling match with Iowa.
On uthp an,t io - .

Kioch to
pot bills
Identical bills which would re-
move penalties for the posses-
sion of up to three ounces of
marijuana for personal use or
non-profit sale are expected to
be introduced in both houses of
Congress late next week, but
chances that either bill will
pass are very slim.
Sen. Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.)
will introduce the Senate bill,
and Rep. Edward Koch (D.-N.
Y.) the House bill.
KEITH STROUP of the Wash-
ington - based National Organ-
ization for the Reform of Mari-
juana Laws (NORML) said
that a prominent Republican
Senator who is a contender for
his party's presidential nomina-
tion in 1976 will next week an-
nounce his co-sponsorship - of
the Javits bill.
"It has been extremely diffi-
cult to get Congressional sup-
port for the bill," commented
Koch. A legislative aide to the
Congressman was more blunt,
"There is no way there will
be floor action on our bill this
year," the aide remarked.
"Hopefully we can get some
action on it next year, but even
then our chances are slim. An oil
"THE ONLY way it has a wareI
See JAVITS, Page 2 accoui


U. s,



Appeals court stays
ruling; hearing set

--A federal judge ruled
yesterday that the govern-
ment, not Richard Nixon,
owns the presidential pap-
ers and tapes of the Nixon
administration. But hours
later an appeals court sus-
pended the order.
The U. S. Court of Ap-
peals said the order of U.S.
District Judge Charles Ri-
chey was stayed "to pre-
serve the status quo." An
unusual Saturday hearing
was scheduled.
THE STAY was the last act
of a confusing day in which
Richey issued his 99-page rul-
ing almost simultaneously with
an appeals court suggestion
that he combine several cases
concerning the Nixon papers'
and tapes before deciding the
ownership issue.
"Former President Nixon's
claim of ownership is . . . re-
pugnant to the very nature of
the office of President," Richey
said in his massive ruling.
To uphold the claim, Richey
said, would be to place Nixon
above the law "as well as re-
cognize that he may assert a
right to the products of the of-
fice, which would be to com-
pare him to a monarch. "This
the court cannot do," Richey
RICHEY'S ruling went mainly
to ownership and presidential
privilege issues posed by Nixon.
It also touched on demands for
access to the materials by re-
porters, historians and free-
lance writers.
The judge still has before
him a Nixon challenge to the
constitutionality of a new law
that gives custody of the mater-
ials to the government. Nixon's
lawyers asked that a three-
judge court hear the challenge.
Nixon's lawyers had asked
the appeals court to order
Richey to consider the three-
,judge demand first. The ap-
peals court refused tohorder
Richey to do that but admon-
ished him to combine all the
cases and give the three-judge
demand precedence.
BY THE time the appeals
court ruling reached Richey's
he had already issued his opin-
ion. An aide to the judge said
Richey had signed his opinion
See COURT, Page 2


AP Photo
'ail hard,
tanker continues to burn early yesterday after a collision with another tanker in the Dela-
River at Marcus Hook, near Philadelphia. Two people are known dead and some 20 un-
ted for in the blast and fire. 29 have be en treated for injuries.

for gift
to Nixon
Gov. Tim Babcock of Montana
was sentenced yesterday to
serve four months in jail and
fined $1,000 for concealing the
source of a $54,000 contribu-
tion to the 1972 Nixon re-elec-
tion campaign.
The money was contributed
by wealthy oil man Armand
Hammer, who remains under
investigation by the Special
Watergate Prosecutor's Office.
CHIEF U.S. District Judge
George Hart formally sentenc-
ed Babcock to the full one-year
maximum, but said the former
governor must actually spend
only four months in prison.
Hart said Babcock would be
on probation for two years once
his four month term is up.
Babcock pleaded guilty Dec.
10, 1974 to listing five per-
sons, including himself as the
donors, instead of Hammer,
chairman of the Occidental Pe-
See JUDGE, Page 2

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Regen ts


Cobb; off6er not disclosed

The administration yesterday
broke its silence on the literary
college (LSA) deanship crisis
with a statement that confirmed
that the Regents selected Jewel
Cobb for the post, but that an
acceptable contract could not
be reached.
However, the joint statement
from Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs Frank Rhodes

and University President Rob-
ben Fleming did not answer re-
ports from sources close to the
Regents and to Cobb that she
had been offered a no-tenure,
two year contract offer.
WHILE NOT specifically de-
scribing the negotiations with
Cobb, the 'release stated: "In
the course of the conversations
it became apparent that it

Judge frees Colson
after seven months
Charles Colson, former Nixon
"hatchet man" who early last
year became a religious con-
vert, was ordered freed from,
prison yesterday because of
family problems.
J u d g e Gerhard Gesell
announced in a surprise late-{
evening order he was reducing,
to "time served" a one-to-three
year term given Colson last'
June, citing "serious familyn
difficulties which have greatly
aggravated the severity of the
sentence imposed."
THE JUDGE gave no further
information about the family
problems of Colson, the fourth
former Nixon associate to have Colson
a Watergate-related sentence
reduced in the past month.
Colson, 42, has been at Fort
Holabird, Maryland, once a de-
fense installation about 40 miles
from Washington and now a
minimum security prison.
A number of Watergate fig-
ures have been held there so
that they could be near at hand By JIM
to help Watergate investigators Daily New
and to testify at trials related
to the scandals that forced for-
mer President Richard Nixon This week, eight months
to resign last August. University and the Gradu
(GEO) appeared to reach
n r c i ,h C rrltac onT ' n-- ,- : p-'c im n

would not be possible for Dr.
Cobb and the University to
agree upon mutually acceptable
terms of an appointment. The
conversations h a v e therefore
been discontinued."
The statement contradicted an
earlier message from Rhodes,
who had contended last week
that the Regents only voted a
"ranking" of the top deanship
candidates. His earlier state-
ment did not acknowledge the
Regents' unanimous vote for
Cobb two weeks ago.
Yesterday's statement admits
for the first timessince the vote
that Cobb "was selected by the
Regents," as The Daily report-
ed 13 days ago.
WHILE THE administration
sidestepped the dean selection
process and how it will continue
now that Cobb's candidacy is
closed, at least one Regent ex-
pected yesterday that a new
search committee would be
Another source indicated one
of the Regents told the Daily
earlier that he would oppose
naming acting LSA Dean Billy
Frye, also up for the post, as-
serting that on principle he
would urge that a new search
committee be set up.
While many LSA faculty mem-
bers have rallied behind Frye
since the deanship controversy
began, it was not clear yester-
day that he would accept a per-
manent offer. He said he has
heard nothing from the admin-
istration yet, and at least one

high-level source asserted it
would be difficult 'for Frye to
remain dean in light of the
Cobb uproar.
Search committee member
and psychology Prof. Elizabeth
Douvan said, "It would be em-
barrassing for Frye to take it.
Traditionally the deanship is a
unanimously supported vote."
See 'U', Page 2

Rebates bring smller


If money talks, then the mes-
sage for city auto dealers has
been a sizeable increase in
sales since the automakers be-
gan offering rebates of $200-
$400 on most 1975 model cars.
Jack Dagan, manager of
Naylor Motor Sales, a Chrysler
outlet, said that rebates have
"helped us a whole lot," citing
a seventy-five per cent increase
in sales since their program
started almost three weeks ago.
CAMPUS A.M.C.'s General
Manager Bob Silva reported a
nearly one hundred per cent
rise in sales during the first
three days of their rebate plan,
and Lou Henderson, of Hender-

son Ford claimed that they
were off to their best year in
the last dozen.
"We've sold over fifty cars
and trucks in the last six days,"
said Henderson. "Our sales peo-
ple always seem to be with two
and three customers at a time.
Our worries before were about
a backlog, but now we've been
calling up the factories for
While Henderson acknowledg-
es that the rebates were instru-
mental in the improved busi-
ness, he added that "positive
attitudes exhibited by President
Ford in fighting inflation and
recession," and a series of lo-
cal promotions to boost floor
traffic also helped.

"I'VE been seeing lots of
trade-ins with really high mile-
ages, as if people are just start-
ing to get some confidence back
in the economy after holding on
to their cars for so long," said
With all the major companies
ending their rebate programs at
the end of February, local deal-
ers are uncertain about what
turns business will take.
"Hopefully, the momentum
will keep us going," said Col-
lege Dodge's Roy Winnegar.
SILVA was more optimistic,
explaining that the winter
months of January and Febru-
ary are normally the slowest of
See REBATE, Page 2

vs Analysis
of negotiations between 'the
ate Employes Organization
a grim, unsuccessful con-
xcisu Thncravnight .e

near as 'U, 0
THE STRIKE VOTE recommendation is the most
likely to be returned. The two parties plan no further
negotiations before the mass meeting, so a settlement
could only result from a massive concession from one
of the sides - an unlikely possibility. Binding arbitra-
tion, which the GEO has proposed is also improbable.
The University has consistently rejected the offer.

fferreje cte d
GSAs who remain on the fence, as they will face in-
creasing pressure from their colleagues to join the
THE DISPUTES which divide the two parties are:
# Salaries. In its final form - without regard to the
eight per cent demand retroactive to September, 1974

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