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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 114

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 15, 1975

Ten Cents

Six Pages


Candidate quits
Richard Ankli, who has been waging a half-
hearted fight against Frank Shoichet as Human
Rights Party (HRP) candidate for the Second
Ward City Council race, has officially dropped out
of the contest. "When Senator Mondale quit the
race for the presidency, he said he lost his en-
thusiasm for campaigning and his desire for the
office; the same is true for me," Ankli said yes-
terday. Ankli explained that he has decided that
the duties of a councilperson involve more work
than he is willing to do: "I was naive," he stated.
During his short campaign, Ankli referred to him-
self as "The Fool" because "fools are intelligent
and sensitive." He wore a top hat to political
functions during the race to remind voters of Abe
Lincoln. Ankli had no previous experience with the
HRP, but he said he decided that the party was
more sympathetic in its desire to end racism,
sexism and oppression. Nevertheless, Ankli's name
will appear on the ballot Monday since he withdraw
his candidacy later than the deadline.
Streaking returns
Streaking, that now almost forgotten college fad
of a year ago, made a cold re-entry Thursday night
at Michigan- State University in East Lansing. A
group of 50 male students braved freezing tem-
peratures to run naked through the campus. The
activity ended when a police car appeared on the
scene. All 50 hardy exhibitionists evaded arrest.
Secret files
The Michigan National Guard now admits that
it kept scecret files on civilian dssident groups
durng the late '60's. Major eneral John Johnston,
Michigan's adjutant general, said yesterday that
the files were compileddbyrthe army, but claimed
the records had been detroyed in 1971. Officials
admit that the files were kept on the local Weather-
man chapter of Students for a Democratic Society
(SDS) as well as the Rainbow People's Party
because of their alleged role in the bombing of a
CIA building in Ann Arbor.
. . . are hard to find today . . . the Ann Arbor
Film Co-op is sponsoring its annual Ann Arbor 8mm
film festival from 7-10 p.m. at Schorling Aud. in
the School of Education . . . and there will be a
Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Tournament at
the Coliseum at 5 p.m.
Dope note
Madison, Wisconsin may soon join Ann Arbor
in being a midwestern college town with lenient
laws governing ''e use of marijuana. That city's
Governor's Commission on Drug Abuse has recom-
mended that possession of pot be decriminalized,
and it is expected that public hearings on the mat-
ter will begin shortly there. If decriminalization
legislation goes through, Madison will probably
become "the second city of dope in the Midwest."
Carlin canned
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
has ruled that a New York City radio station's
broadcast of a George Carlin comic monologue
was "indecent and prohibited" by federal law.
The broadcast, made in, October 1973, allegedly
contained words that "depicted sexual and ex-
cretory activities and organs in a. manner patently
offensive by contemporary community standards
. . . and the words were broadcast at a time
children were 'undoubtedly' in the audience,"
according to the FCC. The commission was acting
on listener complaints from listeners to radio
station WBAI-FM.
Belated apology
Former President Richard Nixon, with almost

every vistage of power stripped from him six
months after his resignation, "regrets and agon-
izes" over the Watergate affair. "It was wrong
of me," he was reported to have said. Rabbi
Baruch Korff, a close friend of the Nixon family
and staunch defender of the Nixon Administration
told a press conference that the Nixon home is
sunk in depression and sadness as Nixon was forc-
ed to dicharge the majority of his staff over the
weekend. Federal funds for his transition to private
citizen ran out at midnight Saturday.
On the inside ...
. . . Editorial Page features statements from
each of the candidates running for city offices on
the election ballot Monday . . . Sports Page fea-
tures a story by Leba Hertz on last night's hockey
game with North Dakota.
On the ouitside ...
Snow? As a storm moves toward the Ohio Valley
today we will ha,'e increvi'iny cloidiness during




pulls 2,500
Protesters march to
xRegents' plaza
Support for the Graduate Employes' Organization
(GEO) reached an emotional high yesterday as 2,500
demonstrators rallied on the Diag to protest the Univer-
sity's position at the bargaining table.
sypoiiAngered by the University's allegedly unfair treat-
ment of graduate employes, the demonstrators were led
y aat noon by Aleda Krause, GEO president, and Mark Kap-
lan, a member of the GEO executive committee, past
University President Robben Fleming's home and then
on to the Administration Building.
IN ONE of the largest demonstrations since the Black Action

Doly Photo by STEVE KAGAN
NEARLY 2,500 SUPPORTERS of the Graduate Employes Organization (GEO) were drawn to the Di;g yesterday for a noon rally
protesting what they termed the University's unwillingness to come to an agreement. GEO has been on strike since early Tues-
day morning.


GEO agree



The University and the GEO
(Graduate Employes' Organiza-
tion) have reached agreement
on the GEO's demand for af-
firmative action and non-dis-
crimination-two important non-
economic issues w h i c h have
gained the union much of its
publicity and support from other
groups on campus.
The Daily learned from a
University source on Thursday
that the affirmative a c t i o n
clause had been won, and union
leader Mark Kaplan confirmed
that and also announced the
non-discrimination victory at the
GEO's massive rally on the
Diag yesterday.
THE UNION'S non-discrimin-
ation proposal has apparently
changed little since the negotia-
tions were closed to the press
and public last weekend. It call-
ed for non-discrimination in
University hiring and firing
practices on the basis of age,
race, creed, color, religion, sex,
national origin, or sexual pref-
It was on this last provision
which the University held out
the longest. Previously they had
claimed it was a private matter
which had no place in a labor
While the affirmative action
demand has not been changed
theoretically, t h e prescribed
procedure for its implementa-
tion has been altered.
UNDER THE agreement, the
University will take a survey of
the current ratios of Nlmen,
blacks, Chicanos, Asians and

a firm a
Native Americans in each de- The fol
partment and school by methids "the touf
prescribed by the Department the words
of Health, Education and Wel- cial:
fare. * Reco
By September 1, 1975 they demandin
will begin a good faith attempt contract
to raise the percentages of GSA be d
GSA's (Graduate Student Assist- work he
ants) in these categories t) the that titl
corresponding percentages in claims tha
the entire graduate student won, the,
population. ply chang
Meanwhile, in an unexpected employes
move yesterday, the union made entire con
public its current economic de- 9 Class
mand which had been made in calls for
closed negotiations during the for mostc
week. - -
THE PROPOSAL calls for a j
three per cent raise retroac"ive JOl J
to January, a seven per cent
raise 'for 1975-76, and a ;350
fee in lieu of tuition.
Previously they had demanded
a five per cent increase retro-
active to January, a seven per
cent increase for nextsyear, and
a $200 tuition fee. Law sc
The w o r n - o u t bargaining good jobs
teams - which have met for lead tof
many hours this week-held an- are too n
other long session yesterday and thep
afternoon. Both sides report before it
that no substantive progress "I thin:
was made on any of the issues. Lama of1
CHIEF University negoriator people ad:
Charles Allmand, also an as- cember, 1
sistant to Vice President fore
Academic Affairs Frank Rhodes, employed,
said last night that he thought
an agreement might possibly be IN ADD
reached by S u n d a y night, graduates
though he added, "Anything's Since 1
possible." ments ha

fi ve action

Movement rallies of 1970, the
signs, chanting, "We support
GEO," and hurled snowballs at
the Administration Building,
eventually drawing Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs
Frank Rhodes out on Regents'
Dodging several snowballs,
Rhodes mildly addressed the
crowd saying, "I am very hap-
py to stand here and listen to
you speak, and will stay here
as long as you have something
to say. However, I am not sure
shouting will help."
The demonstrators, who re-
mained relatively peaceful,
quieted long enough to let
Rhodes assert, "We believe
we're making progress (in ne-
gotiations). Of the eleven non-
economic issues, almost all of
them have been resolved. We
continue to make substantial
progress on economic issues,
and believe they can be re-
KAPLAN replied to Rhodes'
statement, yelling, "But we'll
keep on demonstrating until
there is a resolution."
Following the demonstration
GEO spokeswoman Mary Pad-
en refuted Rhodes' claim say-
ing, "Only two of the non-eco-
nomic issues - affirmative ac-
tion and non-discrimation -
have thus far been initialed.
And as for economic issues, we
haven't even discussed them in
the latest round of negotia-
See MASSIVE, Page 2

demonstrators brandished picket


lowing issues remain
gh nuts to crack'j in
s of a University offi-
gnition - The GnJ is
g for the purposes of
identification that a
defined by the type of
or she does, not by
e alone. The nien
at if this clause is not
University could s;m-
ge the name (GSA) of
in order to nullify the
s i z e-The demand
a limit of 25 stuients
classes and a limit of

20 in sections where stv'ent
participation is essential.
* Consultation - H e r e the
GEO is demanding a voice in
departmental policy wvhich af-
fects GSAs.
0 Agency shop - This is a
nearly standard contract pro-
vision which provides for the
payment of a service fae to the
GEO from all non-union mem-
The University claims that
the GEO does not have the sup-
port to deserve the clause.
Should it be granted, it will
more than double the money in
union coffers.



grads glut market.

hool - a once comfortable ticket to
and success - may now instead only
frustration and unemployment. There
many lawyers for the available jobs
problem will probably get worse long
k the situation is grim," says John
the Detroit Bar Association. "Of the
mitted to the Michigan State Bar in De-
1974, I estimate one-third are now un-
at least concerning legal jobs."
DITION to this, more and more college
are applying to law school.
950 the number of law school enroll-
s doubled from 53,000 to over 106,000
ut even more significant, almost three-
of this increase has occurred since 1968.
rican Bar Association predicts a con-
rowth of enrollments, at least through

The increased interest in law is partly due"
to its reputation as a safe but lucrative pro-
fession. U-M Law School Assistant Dean Charles
Borgsdorf says, "law is viewed as more profit-
able in the sense of being able to find jobs com-
pared tot other graduate degrees."
THERE SEEMS to have been a flight from
graduate education in the humanities and sci-
ences toward professional schools such as medi-
cine, business and law. Borgsdorf also attri-
butes the heightened interest to the activism of
the 1960's. "Students in the 60's saw law as a
vehicle for social change," he says.
The profession itself has grown in the past 25
years but hardly at the same rate as schools
have been producing graduates. The unsatisfied
demand of several years ago has been replaced
by an over-abundant supply.
A large share of the blame for the oversupply
See JOB, Page 2

Sirica to
Wga te
District Judge John Sirica yes-
terday rejected pleas for new
trials or acquittals from the
four men convicted in the Wat-
ergate cover-up conspiracy and
scheduled sentencing for next
The former Nixon administra-
tion aides are not expected to
serve any time in prison while
their appeals are pending.
FORMER Atty. Gen. J o h n
Mitchell, former White House
aides H. R. Haldeman and John
Ehrlichman, and former Asst.
Atty. Gen. Robert Mardian were
convicted on New Year's Day
after a three-month trial.
"None of the defendants have
shown that a new trial would
be in the interests of justice,"
Sirica said in a nine-page opin-
ion and order which also denied
motions for acquittal from all
four conspirators.
Mitchell, 61, director of Nix-
on's 1972 re-election campaign,
faces a maximum 25-year prison
term and fines of $37,000.
HALDEMAN, 48, Nix->n's
White House chief of staff, conild
receive up to 25 years in pri-
son and fines of $21,000.
Ehrlichman, 49, the White
House domestic affairs chief tin-
der Nixon, is vulnerable to a
jail term of 20 years and a
maximum fine of $35,000.
Mardian, 51, a lawyer on the
re-election committee staff, fac-
es a maximum five years in jail
and a $10,000 fine.
MITCHELL, Haldeman a n d
Ehrlichman were all convicted
of conspiracy to obstruct justice,
obstruction of justice and var-
ious counts of perjury or lying
to a grand jury.
Mardian was accused only in
the conspiracy count.
A fifth man, Kenneth Parkin-
son, a private lawyer retained
by the re-election committee,
was acquitted.
IN SAN Francisco, mean-

Rackham emptied
in fake bomb scare

in 1973. B
quarters o
The Amer
tinuous gi


About 700 persons were evacuated from Rackham last night
after an anonymous woman caller told the city police that a
"bomb was going off" inside the building at 7:30.
No bomb was found, and the building was reopened an hour
THE CALLER issued the warning to vhe Daily and the police
at about 7:12. However, police and University security did not
start clearing the building until approximately 7:25-minutes before
the alleged bomb was to explode.
One University security guard explained the delay, "The
supervisor couldn't decide whether to get the people out or not."
While acknowledging that he was the supervisor on duty last
night, University security officer Robert Davenport would not
comment on the time lag between the telephoned warning and the
ABOUT 650 students were taking a Bot-Zoo 106 examination
in the Amphitheatre at the time .of the incident.
SOME PERSONS taking the examination blamed the Graduate
Employes Organization (GEO) for the threat, viewing the disrup-
tion as a tati^ to spport the teaching assistants' strike.

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