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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 20 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 28, 1973 Ten Cents
SAC schedules rally
The Student Action Committee (SAC), one of the groups
leading the tuition strike, has scheduled a demonstration
for today at noon in front of the LSA building. The dem-
onstration is being held to urge students to withhold their
tuition payments, which are due today, in protest of the
recent 24 per cent tuition hike.
'U' economists predict . .
The University's two most famous economists agree
that there will be no recession in the near future. Prof.
Gardner Ackley, who chaired President Johnson's Coun-
cil of Economic Advisers, and Prof. Paul McCracken,
chairman of President Nixon's Council of Economic Ad-
visers from 1969-72, both say that "the evidence at hand
does not point to a recession next year." Speaking at a
meeting of the University's prestigious Presidents Club,
the two warned however of the serious ills'of continued
Ward boundary madness
A concerted attempt by the Democratic and Human
Rights Parties to keep the city's ward boundaries out of
the hands of the Republican controlled City Council has
met with yet another frustration. The state Court of
Appeals has rejected a suit by the two parties and a
private citizen, requesting the court to vacate a Washte-
naw County Circuit Court order remanding'consideration
of the plan to the council. The court also rejected a
request that it take- up consideration of the boundaries,
which have been the subject of litigation ever since
they were approved by a Democratic-Human Rights con-
trolled council last spring. An appeal of the decision to
the state Supreme Court is considered likely.
. .today'include a carton festival at Couzens Hall
Cafeteria at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. . . . and looking forward
to the weekend, the U-M Bike Club is sponsoring a 20-
mile bicycle race on ,Sunday morning. All interested
should meet in front of the IM building at 8:00 a.m. Sun-
day, or call irr advance for further information . . . and
happenings also include a full schedule of weekend
movies.Read all about them on the Arts Page:
Chavez concludes talks
Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez concluded negotia-
tions with Teamsters officials yesterday amid indications
of a tentative agreement to end their bitter organizing
fight in California's grape and lettuce fields. "The
parties completed three days of negotiations and have
made progress towards a resolution of the issues," an
AFL-CIO spokesman said. No details were disclosed, but
the statement indicated all that remained was final
approval from AFL-CIO President George Meany and
Teamsters President Frank Fitzsimmons.
Smoking on the rise
Cancer experts said they are losing ground in their ef-
forts to convince people to stop smoking cigarettes. The
per capita smoking rate declined sharply in the United
States from 1967 to 1971, but since then it has begun to
climb again. The experts said other countries were re-
porting the same results.
French President Georges Pompidou said yesterday
that U.S.-Soviet detente makes Europeans wonder whe-
ther it could lead to a joint domination of the world.
France must remain vigilant, Ile said, adding that French
collaboration with West Germany will be the fundamental
element in the stability of Europe.
Miss A ustralia immoral?
Judy Gee, 27, voted Miss North Australia, has been
barred from the Miss Australia contest because she is
the unmarried mother of a 2-year-old son. "Technically,
the conditions require that entrants be single Australian
girls," said James Nelson, president of the sponsoring
South Australia Spastic Paralysis Association. "The
moral aspect is most important," he said. "If we lower-
ed our standards we would be in trouble with prize
donors and sponsors."
China in the money°
China made a first step toward joining the Western
world's monetary system yesterday by formally chal-
lenging Taiwan's membership in the International Mone-
tary Fund and World Bank. Officials announced that Pe-
king had officially inquired about its own membership
in letters received at their headquarters in Washington.
Boyle still critical
Former United Mine Workers President W. A. "Tony"
Boyle remained in critical condition in Washington yes-
terday, on his fourth day of hospitalization since an ap-
parent suicide attempt; Doctors said Boyle developed a
"rapid, irregular heartbeat,"' but added it was being
controlled with medication.
On the inside. .
The Editorial Page takes a look -at teachers'
strikes . . . the Arts Page features Cinema Weekend .. .
and Jeff Chown scouts Navy on the Sports Page.
New constitution expands SGC ranks
By JACK KROST
"It's too unwieldly and unworkable," claim the plan's opponenis.
"It will make SGC more representative," claim its supporters.
For better or for worse, however, Student Government Council
(SGC), this year will be operating under the new controversial "10-10-
10" constitution, which expands the council's size by more than three
VOTED INTO EXISTENCE by the student body in the all-campus
elections held last April, and despite repeated efforts by SGC members
to bring the issue before the students again for reconsideration, the
plan will apparently take effect after this fall's SGC election.
The new SGC constitution basically differs from last year's plan
in two respects; it will create a 30 person council as opposed to last
year's ten, and it will break council members into three groups, each
representing a different constituency.
Ten council members will represent the "residential" constituency,
based -on types of housing. Ten more will represent students from
various "division," or educational levels (i.e. undergraduate, graduate-
Rackham, or professional) and ten members will serve as repre-
sentatives from the different schools and colleges at the University-
hence the name "10-10-10."
WITHIN EACH constituency, or ten council-member group, there
are to be further groupings, to proportionately reflect the makeup of
the student community within each area.
As part of the residential constituency, therefore, representatives
from the dorms will occupy three seats; representatives of fraternities,
sororities, ICC co-ops, and University married housing, will each
occupy one seat, and representatives of independent housing and
This 3:1:1:1:1:6 proportion theoretically reflects the number of
students living in each area.
THE SAME ATTEMPT at proportional representation will be made
for the other two constituencies.
This year's complex "10-1-10" SGC constitution stands in stark
contrast to the arrangement of last year's council and this year's
Last year members were chosen "at large." Students simply se-
lected their first ten preferences out of a larger number of candidates,
See NEW, Page 2
LAWYERS TO SEEK INJUNCTION
quiet, diverse crowd
By BONNIE CARNES
President and Ms. Robben Flem-
ing greeted students in their parlor
yesterday, while tuition strike ad-
vocates collected signatures in
The Presidential tea attracted a
"better than average" crowd of 414
students. The guests roamed about
the first floor of Fleming's home,
respecting the hush-hush, formal
atmosphere of the affair.
THE PUNCH BOWL and cookies
created a lot of enthusiasm and a
tuition strike advocate saw a
chance to pass his petition around.
"I've gotten a whole lot of sig-
natures today and yesterday," he
said. "'We must have 5,000 by
Little objection was voiced about
the circulating petitions. "I've been
very well received," a striker said.
BUT PHIL CUSHWAY, another
advocate, ran into trouble in the
reception line. After asking Flem-
ing to sign his petition and accept
a leaflet, he was asked to move on.
Most students thought the Presi-
dent's home was not a good place
"You don't confront people in
their living room," a student com-
"IT'S RIDICULOUS to have a
'meeting of the minds' between
students and the President," an-
other noted. "It'd be a screaming
match in 20 seconds, and I'd be
the one screaming."
A host at the tea felt differently,
but for a different reason.
"The tuition thig doesn't rest
only on Fleming's shoulders," he
said. "The kids here know that,
and they don't hassle him."
PRESIDENT FLEMING asked
students to the tea, "as an oppor-
tunity to see the house."
"I like to meet students," he
said, "and let them know people
Fleming agreed many of the stu-
dents were probably curious about
the tuition hike. "But the recep-
tion line was too long for many
questions," he said.
THE FLEMINGS joked with a
number of the students. When sev-
eral stood hesitantly near the re-
ception line, they were called for-
"Come and , get it over with,"
Ms. Fleming suggested.
"You can't have the cookies 'til
you've chatted with us first," she
The Flemings also reacted gra-
ciously to a group of gay men,
some of them dressed in drag.
"Good afternoon," Ms. Fleming
See FLEMINGS, Page 2
By AP and Reuter lude," it's primary brand name,
NEW YORK - The federal gov- has become "a heavily abused
ernment is taking action to place drug among young people."
production quotas on a tranquiliz- He pointed out that production
ing drug that has cometo be known of the tranquilizer had climbed
as "heroin for lovers." from eight million dosage units in
In Washington yesterday, John 1968 to 147 million units last year.
By The AP and Reuter
BALTIMORE, Md. - A spe-
cial federal grand jury opened
an unprecedented investiga-
tion yesterday, a political
graft probe involving Vice
President Spiro Agnew. At the
same time, Agnew's lawyers
planned to go to court to stop
One of the lawyers, Judah
Best, said in Washington that
a motion would be filed, pos-
sibly as early as the first of
next week, seeking a tempor-
ary injunction to halt the
grand jury proceedings. Such
a move had been expected
from the lawyers yesterday
morning before the jury ses-
"We are going to file," Best
said, adding he did not feel that
Agnew's argument against .the
grand jury probe would be hurt
by filing for an injunction after the
investigation was under way. Best
and the vice president's two other
attorneys have maintained that
Agnew cannot be investigated by a
grand jury until he is impeached
by the House and convicted by the
BUT ON Wednesday House
Speaker Carl Albert rejected Ag-
new's request for a House investi-
gation on ;the ground that the
House cannot interfere with a case
before the courts. Albert's decision
left Agnew's attorneys with the
oto option of seeking either , a tem-
porary or permanent injunction
against a grand jury investigation
ron or of moving to quash any indict-
ment the panel might hand down.
ded But it remained problematical
rel whether an injunction could be
Ji granted after the, grand jury had
'ie begun hearing evidence in the
he Another alternative would be a
ow resumption of negotiations between
nps Agnew's attorneys and the govern-
See GRAND, Page 2
Bartels, the administrator of the
Federal Drug Enforcement Ad-
ministration (DEA), said a quota,
authorized by the Controlled Sub-
stances Act, would shortly be en-
forced on methaqualone.
BARTELS SAID the drug, called
meth on the street here, or "Quaa-
OVER THE PAST few years,
methaqualone has become increas-
ingly popular in American high
schools and colleges where it has
built a reputation as a sexual stim-
Actually a depressant, methaqua-
lone does delay orgasm.
"You can go on for hours," was
the apt description provided here
by a person who had used the
Bartels acknowledged that the
drug has p legitimate medical use
as a sedative but said a recent
DEA survey showed that in an 18-
month period, methaqualone was
the cause of at least 145 suicides
and 906 overdose cases.
GEORGE KOHLER, who works
at a laboratory in Palo Alto,
Calif., that monitors the quality of
drugs that people take to using
casually, said in a telephone inter-
view yesterday that the drug had
become "very, very, very popular"
around the country.
Most methaqualone that reaches
the street is "diverted from legi-
timate manufactured supplies," he
said. His laboratory had seen very
little methaqualone of the "home
By DAVID STOLL
Under pressure from the Univer-
sity's Executive Officers Student
Government Council (SGC) last
night approved new guidelines reg-
ulating the finances of SGC-recog-
nized student organizations. Al-
though the new rules were passed
in a spirit of compromise, final ap-
proval by the Officers at their
A rsenal discovered
Police display to newsmen an arsenal found in the custody of By]
De la Beckwith, arrested in New Orleans yestetday when offic
discovered a ticking time-bomb in- his car. The arsenal inciu
three rifles, a pistol, several boxes of ammunition and the bar
from a .50-caliber machine gun. Beckwith was previously tried tw
in connection with the 1963 civil rights slaying of Medgar Evers1
was never convicted. Asked about the dynamite in the time-bomb,
replied, "I'll just say a lot of dynamite is used in the Delta to bl
up stumps." He would not say if he planned to blow up any stun
in New Orleans.
delight throngs on Diag
By BONNIE CARNES phonists died out a little later, acting as the rhy-
Several afternoons .this week large enthusiastic thm section on the next number.
crowds gathered on the Diag-the traditional "We haven't any drummer," Bob explained to
meeting place for mass rallys protesting this or the growing numbers of musicos, so let's get a
that. good rock 'n roll beat going."
But this week, it was different. This week, the The minstrels played a rock-biblical song, fol-
strident sound of discord were replaced by the lowed by a folksy tune about 'snow'.
mellow chords of folk music provided by "Bob "They say that no two flakes are ever the
and Rich"-two wandering minstrels from Berk- same,
ley, California. But every flake is a dirty shame."
TyCaROrG TRE AS.dinueTHE 'SNOW' SONG helps explain why Bob and
THROUGH THREE DAYS and innumerable Rich are traveling.
sets, the pair lured students Pied Piper-like out "We're keeping one step ahead of the weather,"
onto a sun-washed Diag with the good vibrations they told the crowd. "We're heading to New Eng-
from their guitar and bass viol. land, down the East coast, and then to Florida
Without using drums or microphones, Bob and before the snow comes."
Rich strummed tunes from Woodie Guthrie to The pair started their cross-country tour in
CCR. The medium was folk song; the message- August. Playing in the street, they discovered,
have a good time. was "more fun" than formal gigs in bars and
"Now everybody imitate the saxophone part," clubs.