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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

a1. LXXXV, No. 88

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, January 16, 1975

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Regents meet
The Regents are in town today for their monthly
meeting and financial matters top off the agenda.
The Regents will discuss possible cuts in this
year's budget among other topics at 3:00 p.m. in
the Regents Room. A public comments session
will follow at 4:00 p.m. Today's meeting will be
the first for the newly-elected' Regents Sarah Pow-
er (D-Ann Arbor) and Thomas Roach (D-Grosse
Clerk arraigned
Washtenaw County Prosecutor William Delhey
yesterday charged former Dexter Village clerk
Harry Peters with embezzlement. Peters was ar-
raigned before Chelsea's Fourteenth District
Court. Peters, who surrendered himself to authori-
ties yesterday morning, resigned as clerk in No-
vember following a state audit which revealed a
$14,353 discrepency in the water, sewer and refuse
revenues and deposits as well as poor bookkeeping
and accounting procedures. Peters, who faces a
maximum fine of $5,000 or jail sentence of 10
years or both, was released on $2,000 bond. He was
unavailable for comment.




President advocates
increased oil taxes
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - President Gerald Ford
yesterday gave Congress the gloomiest peacetime State
of the Union message since the "Great Depression" of the
1930's and urged massive tax cuts and stiff fuel-saving
measures to stem recession.
"The state of the union is not good . .." he told a
somber and for the most part silent joint session of the
Senate and the House of Representatives. "I want to
speak very bluntly. I've got bad news, and I don't expect
much, if any, applause."
MEMBERS matched his grimn mood, applauding only occa-
sionally during the 41-minute televised address as he listed what
he wanted thrown into the battle against rising unemployment and

They shoot


They may .not be trying acupuncture on U.S.
citizens yet, but at least a few horses are bene-
fiting from the rather arcane Chinese form of
medicine. And where else would be a better
place to start than agriculturally oriented Michi-
gan State University? The practice is being used
to treat lame horses. "It's not a cure-all," says
Dr. Leonard Gideon, assistant profesor of large
animal surgery and medicine. But, he says, it is
a treatment "which, when used properly, gives
amazing results."
Dope note
Three people were arrested and $40,000 worth
of heroin was seized during the raid of an Owosso
home Tuesday night. State police officials said
members of their narcotics unit purchased $20,000
in heroin from the suspects, and seized the re-
mainder in a follow-up raid. The three suspects
were arraigned yesterday.
. . are largely political today. The Human
Rights Party will meet to elect a new steering
committee and plan campaign strategy at 7:30
p.m. in the fourth floor of the Union . . . similar-
ly, the Second Ward Democrats will meet to plan
their own campaign strategy at 7:30 p.m. in North-
side Presbyterian Church . . . at 8 p.m. in the
Law Club Lounge, sociologist Jay Schulman will
speak on "Systematic Jury Selection and Its Im-
plications" as they relate to Wounded Knee and
Attica . .. a free Ukranian film, "Shadows of For-
gotten Ancestors," will be shown in 200 Lane Hall
at 7 p.m. Happily, there will be subtitles . . . the
Bach Club will have an organizational meeting
at 8 p.m. in East Quad's Greene Lounge . .. there
will be a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. in Guild
House, with John Paval reading from his works
... another reading will be held in Stockwell Hall
Lounge at noon. This time, poet and writer Val
Grey Ward will be featured . . . and an intro-
ductory lecture in Transcendental Meditation will
be offered at 8 p.m. in the Union's Kuenzel Room.
X-ra ted
Sex education is difficult for two reluctant gor-
illas in the Sacramento Zoo these days. It's not
that the pair - named Chris and Susie - don't
have the inclination, it's just that they don't know
the mechanics, the officials say. Because they have
been in captivity all their lives, the two nine-year-
olds have been denied the learning experience
which, for gorillas, comes almost solely from ob-
servation. The solution: The zoo has obtained
an X-rated sex education film from a zoo in
Basel, Switzerland, featuring group sex among
several gorrillas. The results, however, have been
dubious. During the first showing, the gorillas be-
came more interested in. the workman operating
the projector than in the film itself. Hopes were
temporarily dashed during the third showing when
the projector broke. More showings are planned.
On the inside..
. . .Arts Page writer Jim Valk interviews
Christian Monitor film critic John Allen, who, in-
cidentally, is a Uuniversity graduate . . . on the
Editorial Page, a Pacific News Service article
describes the Buddhist resistance in South Viet-
nam . . . and Ray O'Hara writes about wrestler
Jim Brown on the Sports Page.

AP Photo
FOLLOWING HIS GRIM State of the Union message yesterday, President Ford meets a flock of Washington officials including
House minority leader Hugh Scott (R-Pa.), wearing glasses and facing the President; economic advisor Arthur Burns, white-
haired man on the left of Ford, and Lowell Weicker (R-Conn.), standing next to Burns. Ford asked for an income tax cut and an
increase in oil tariffs.



admits CIA spied

the economic slump.
The President, striving to as-
sert leadership in the face of
his plunging popularity ratings,
offered to cooperate with the
heavily Democratic Congress in
solving the economic crisis -
a gesture which accounted for
most of the applause.
Reflecting the bleak econom-
ic picture, his address was de-
voted almost entirely to the do-
mestic situation, making only
brief references to foreign
Americans not to back away
from international cooperation,
,nd he scolded Congress for leg-
islative restrictions that led to
the Soviet Union's decision to
nullify its 1972 trade agreement
with the U. S.
Desnite the Soviet action, he
voiced his support for contimed
dwtente and said his November
summit with Soviet leader Leo-
rid Brezhnev in Vladivostok had
been a major step in slowing
down the nuclear arms race.
While emphasizing the need
for detente, he said America's
military f o r c e s remained
strong and ready to deter ag-
gression against allies as well
as to protect the U. S. itself.
PRESIDENT Ford formally
gave Congress proposals an-
nounced earlier this week for a
massive cut in income and busi-
ness taxes and increased duties
and excise taxes to force
Americans to save fuel.
He sought an immediate $16
See FORD, Page 2


By AP and Reuter
Intelligence Agency (
knowledged for the fi
yesterday that its ag
filtrated dissident grout
the United States anc
lished files on about 10
But CIA Director Will
by told a senate panel
flatly denies the allegat
the organization undert
sive, illegal domestic
Special To The Dal
the Michigan Educatic
ciation (MEA) announc
last night that they we
poning a threatened v
sympathy strikes in su
180 fired Crestwoodt
pending resolution of
court challenges to those
At a meeting of rep
tives from the fifteen
County districts comm
sympathy strikes, North
MEA Executive D i r
See MEA, Page

dissi dents
the edge of our authority on a t
Central few occasions over the past 27 c
CIA) ac- years is a question for those
rst time authorized to investigate those c
ents in- matters to judge," Colby said. i
ps inside The Senate Appropriations
d estab- subcommittee on intelligence 3
,040 U.S. operations cross-examined Colby
and former CIA Director Rich-
iam Col- ard Helms for more than three
that he hours in closed-door session yes- i
ions that terday.
ook mas- The subcommittee then rec-
spying ommended unanimously the im- I
mediate start of a full and in-
depth probe of all allegations
yed over against the intelligence agency.
IN A 45-page statement made
available to the press, Colby
said he firmly believes all cur-
rent CIA activities are within
legal limits.
In the past, he said, the CIA
-in two separate programs-
placed agents into radical or dis-
sident groups inside the United
States to protect its own fa-
cilities and to further its intel-
ligence and counterintelligence
activities abroad. c
In a related development, the a
Senate Foreign Relations Com-r
mittee was told that "the U.S.
,NN government has been training e
y foreign policemen in bomb mak- r
icials of ing in a remote desert camp in
n Asso- Texas."'
ed herey
re post- SEN. JAMES Abourezk (D-
wave of S.D.) made the statement in a
pport of letter to Sen. John Sparkman,
teachers chairman of the committee. 9
current The senator's letter said the i
firings. Agency for International De- f
resenta- velopment (AID) acknowledged e
Wayne that its Office of Public Safety C
itted to (OPS) provided such training. 1
Wayne The AID letter said the training n
e c t o r included instructions on how to
2 deal with bombs and practical t

experience in making explosive
Colby said that, in order to
establish the credentials of spies
it intended to send overseas, it
"recruited or inserted" about
12 persons into "American dis-
sident circles."
HE ALSO said that, beginning
in 1967, the CIA inserted 10
agents into dissident groups
working i n s i d e Washington,
D.C., because it believed that
step was necessary to protect

CIA facilities and information.
According to Colby, the lirst
program was part of an effort
to uncover possible foreign in-
volvement in domestic disturb-
ances. That effort, which ended
in March 1974, resulted in the
creation of about 10,000 files
on American dissidents which
were shared with the F[U, he
Colby reported that the in-
filtration of agents into dissi-
dent groups in Washington was
See COLBY, Page 2


grants access to

E seli to
ask car
tax credit
U.S. Congressman M a r v i n
Esch. (R-Ann Arbor) is present-
ly putting the final touches to
a 'bill that would give a $250
tax credit to any person buying
a new car in 1975.
According to Esch aide Keith
Hartwell, there are still "a few
rough edges" in the proposal
but he 'expects the bill will be
formally introduced either to-
day, or tomorrow. He declined
to speculate on , its chances of
approval once it goes to the
House floor.
THE BILL is designed as a
supplement to the recent eco-
nomic proposals by President
Ford and Congressional Demo-
crats. "It w oul d stimulate
sales," the aide said.
The tax credit is unlike Chrys-
ler Corporation's $200-400 cash
rebate for buying one of its new
cars however. Presumably, peo-
ple would not be taxed on $250
of their gross income for 1975
if they bought a new car.
The theory behind the bill
goes something like this: by
encouraging people to buy new
cars, more people can go back
to work in the auto industry-
the industry affected most by
unemployment and stagnation.
Hundreds of thousands have
been laid-off in that ndustry,
some since last November.

most counseling files

For the first time students
will be able to see previously
confidential counseling files, but
due to a recent amendment to a
new federal law, they can still
be prohibited from viewing par-
ents confidential financial state-
ments, medical and psychiatric
records, and letters of recom-
mendations written prior to this
The Educational Rights and
Privacy act, passed in early
October, would originally have
granted students access to all
nformation contained in their
files. But strong opposition from
educational institutions forced
Congress to amend the bill al-
owing certain material to re-
main confidential.
Recommendations written af-
er January first will be avail-
able . to students, unless they
voluntarily choose to keep the
etters secret.
ACCORDING to Associate lit-
erary college (LSA) Dean Char-
les Morris, a number of stu-
dents may choose to keep
heir professors' recommenda-
ions secret. He explained that
rofessors may be hesitant to
write the letters if they know
hat the student has access to
Students may also choose to
et a counselor or doctor look at
his medical and psychiatric rec-
ords, which would otherwise re-
main confidential

The bill also grants access to
outside agencies, such as edu-
cational t e s t i n g companies,
which want a student's file.
According to Morris, however,
there is some doubt as to
whether the University will ac-
tually provide this information.
"We'll wait until a case comes
up, and then we'll consult with
the University attorney. But it
seems that we're legally obli-
gated to provide access," he
ANOTHER provision of the
bill makes it mandatory to keep
a log of every time a studert's

file is consulted, or every time
the file is even requested, if the
request comes from an agency.
outside the University.
This has been a policy in a
number of colleges of the Uni-
versity for some time, out the
new law guarantees that a log
will be kept.
The major point of contention
at this time, at least within
LSA, is whether to open up let-
ters of recommendation used to
gain admission to the Univer-
ACCORDING to some mem-
See 'U', Page 2

Israeli official Bits
trade deal rejection


Stephenson expects problems
in upcoming re-ection bid
Mayor James Stephenson last night predicted he will have a
difficult time winning re-election this April because of the new
preferential voting system.
Locally preferential voting, enacted last November, tends to
favor a candidate who is more acceptable to the city's liberal
radical majority than Stephenson, a conservative Republican.
"OUR BACKS are not just against the wall but slammed
there," Stephenson told the Washtenaw County Republican Con-
In addition to the new voting procedure, Stephenson said the
effects of the Watergate scandal would hurt his bid for a second

Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal
Allon declared yesterday that
any reduction in Jewish emigra-
tion from the Soviet Union be-
cause of Russia's rejection of
a U.S. trade deal would be a
great human tragedy.
"And I don't think the Jewish

their position.
Senators Henry Jackson (D-
Wash.), Abraham Ribicoff (D-
Conn.) and Jacob Javits (R-
N.Y.), joined by Rep. Charles
Vanik (D-Ohio), said the trade
agreement, spurned by the Rus-
sians over the weekend, was
fair and equitable.

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