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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 21

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 29, 1973

Ten Cents

Six Pooes~



Crime rise
While the ,rest of the nation was enjoying a one
per cent decrease in crime, the city of Ann Arbor exper-
ienced a six per cent jump in crime according to re-
cently released FBI statistics. Compiled for the first
six months of this year, the figures show a particularly
dramatic rise in number of assaults - nearly 100 per
cent above a comparable period last year. Police Chief
Walter Krasny said he was not surprised by the situation
and suggested that additional personnel would be need-
ed to stem the rise in crine.
Ietter than Halley /
Perhaps the most "far out" spectacle of the century
will be on display later this year when a comet 50 times
more brilliant than Halley's passes over head. That's the
word from 'U' astronomy Prof. Freemand Miller, who
informs us that 'U' astronomers will be observing the
comet locally and in Cerro Tololo, Chile - site of the
University's wide-field Schmidt telescope. The comet
should be visible from November through February, with
its peak coming right around Christmas.
A Correction
In yesterday's story on SGC's proposed regulations
governing the finances of student organizations, we
quoted Vice-President for Student Services Henry John-
son as saying he was "completely opposed" to the SGC
guidelines. In fact, Johnson is only opposed to the pro-
vision of the plan calling for a twice-annual audit of fin-
ances. He feels such rules would not be sufficiently
stringent to allow the money to be adequately controlled.
New blues
The newspaper industry received some more bad
news yesterday when two Canadian paper companies an-
nounced price increases. Three other companies re-
mained strikebound. The newsprint shortage has forced
newspapers across the country to cut back on both size
and subscription. It is also responsible for the six-page
Daily you received this morning.
Happenings ...
...are topped by the Michigan-Navy game sched-
uled to get underwayat 1:30 p.m. at the Stadium. Grid-
iron fans will get the added pleasure of watching "Band
Day" - -an annual spectacle featuring some 12,000 high
school bandpersons . . . a concert featuring electronic
music directed by George Balch Wilson will be held
in Hill Aud. at 8 p.m. Film, magnetic tape and com-
puter generated sound will be featured.
ITT explosibn
A bomb blew out windows and splintered furniture
in the mid-Manhattan offices of the International Tele-
phone and Telegraph Corp. yesterday just several hours
after a small bomb exploded in the company's offices in
Rome. An anonymous caller to the New York Post said
the "Weather Underground" was responsible. The ex-
plosion come two-and-a-half weeks after a military coup
deposed the Marxist regime of President Salvador Al-
lende in Chile. ITT has in the past been linked to at-
tempts aimed at deposing the Allende government.
Reverse bread line
The Soviet Union, which made history last year with
its record grain purchase from the United States, an-
nounced yesterday it is lending India two million tons
of grain. Soviet party boss Leonid Brezhnev reportedly
told India's Prime Minister Indira Ghandi that the loan
was made because of Moscow's "aspirations to develop
friendly Soviet-India relations." Meanwhile, in this
country, food proices have risen dramatically as a re-
sult of a shortage of grain with which to feed live-

Heavy traffic
When is it better to admit you're a prostitute than
an ordinary housewife? Obviously when there's a chance
to make a buck. Arid that's exactly what a woman knowni
as R.Z. did in a Milan, Italy, courtroom yesterday. The
mystery woman demanded $69,000 in damages from a
traffic accident claim, arguing that she would have
earned such an income as a prostitute in the 29 months
she was "out of action." The court decided otherwise,
however, and paid a mere $47,000.
On the inside . .
Tomn Kippert reviews the Stephens Stills concert
on the 'Arts Page . . . a preview of the Navy game
by Mike Lisull appears on the Sports Page . . . Chris
Parks and Gene Robinson chant "Bo must Go" on
the Editorial Page.


Tea sters



100 join
About 100 students demonstrated
against the tuition increase yester-
day with a noon protest in the LSA
The demonstration, which began
with chanting, marching, .singing
and placard - carrying, disrupted
the tuition payment lines for half
an hour as demonstrating students
lined un to present letters .of Pro-
test 'to the cashiers instead of
The protest which also hit the
failure of the University to meet
the 1970 Black Action Movement
demands, new state residencv cri-
teria and alleged insufficient finan-
cial aid, was hampered by a purely
non-university source--rain.
As one Student Action Commit-
tee (SAC) organizer called "Don't
pay the hike-strike!" to disinter-
ested students on their way to
classes, two other members squab-
bled about moving the demonstra-
tion inside.
"Go to the Diag, scream a little
bit," said another student, urging
a SAC comrade to collect more stu-
dents for the protest.
But the hoopla had already be-
See STUDENTS, Page 2

Teamsters concede
migrant j urisdiction
WASHINGTON UA) - A tentative peace agreement to end
the bitter organizing feud between the Teamsters and Cesar
Chavez' United Farm Workers was announced yesterday, with
the Teamsters agreeing to allow the UFW jurisdiction over ag-
ricultural workers.
"The Teamsters are getting out of the fields, so we and
the growers can fight it out," Chavez declared.
AFL-CIO PRESIDENT George Meany and Teamsters pres-

PLACARD-CARRYING DEMONSTRATORS disrupt tuition payment lines in the cashiers office in the LSA
Bldg., urging students to resist the tuition hike by presenting letters of protest instead of money to the

Plaodn lazier sentenced

to probation

Special To The Daily
CADILLAC - Rainbow People's
Party (RPP) members Pun Pla-
mondon and Craig Blazier were
sentenced to probation here yes-
terday in the wake of their convic-
tions last month on the charge of
District Court Judge William
Peterson sentenced Plamondon to
five years probation and ordered
him to pay $1,500 in court costs.
Blazier drew two years probation
and a $600 fine.
IF THE PAIR violate probation,
Peterson could sentence them up
to the maximum penalty of 20

Both must report regula
city probation officer and
month intervals to Peters
presided over their two-w
trial this summer in thisr
Michigan town of 10,000.
He specifically directed
fendants to refrain from4
marijuana, but imposed no
tion on RPP-related polit
Defense Attorney Buck
said after the sentencingt
convictions would be appea
planation of sentencing "ju
and "intelligent," but sa
Peterson had failed to ap

in extortio
rly to a the "tessential honesty and non-
at six- violence" of the defendants.
on, who He also said that Peterson had
eek-long failed to consider the "political
northern motivation" behind the. prosecu-
the de- Dwelling at length on Plamon-
sroking ' don't "potential for aggressive be-
restric- havior," the judge zeroed in on
ical ac- the defendant for nearly an hour.
Davis "I WANT TO know why I
that the shouldn't sentence you to one-and-
led. a-half to two years for what you've
done. Persuade me," Peterson said
ge's ex- to Plamondon.
dicious" "I would not put myself into a
aid that situation like this again," he re-
preciate plied, because it -"jeopardizes my



ident Frank Fitzsimmons issuedi
held details until their lawyers
examined the language. A detailed
announcement is expected early
next week.
It was understood, however, that
Chavez and the rival Teamsters
had agreed on a four-point docu-
ment setting forth the jurisdictional
rights of the two unions.
The Teamsters, it was learned,
agreed to give up contracts signed
this year with California grape
growers and leave eventual repre-
sentation of all field hands to the
UFW. Jurisdiction of about all
other workers in the food industry,
such as in the packinghouses, can-
neries and warehouses, would re-
main with the Teamsters.
IF SUCCESSFUL, the peace pact
would end the long, bitter and often
violent struggle between Chavez's
AFL-CIO. affiliated union and the
Teamsters, the nation's biggest and
richest union.
But ittdoes not necessarily mean
an end to labor strife in the grape
and lettuce fields.
"We and the growers can fight
it out," Chavez told a gathering of
200 supporters in San Bernardino,
"I DON'T EXPECT the growers
to automatically give up the
Teamsters," he said. But he added
that the agreement would make it
easier for the UFW to organize the
farm workers.
"Until 24 hours ago we were
fighting two giants, but now we're
only fighting one,"
The agreement was forged in
three days of negotiations conclud-
ed Thursday in Washington and in-
volved Chavez and top AFL-CIO
officials. Representing the Team.
sters was Einar Mohn, director ofj
the union's Western Conference.
4 IT APPEARS to represent a ma-
jor victory for Chavez whose un-
ion was threatened with extinction
after the Teamsters moved -in last
spring and began signing contracts
with growers who previously held ;
pacts with the UFW.
CHAVEZ SAID the Teamsters;
backed off because the issue was
"getting to be a big 'headache.
There was so much pressure..
they had to call it quits," he said.
Asked what was in it for the 1
Teamsters, a labor source said,
"Their image."
Under the agreement, according
to the Los Angeles Times,. the a
Teamsters agree to "renounce and
unilaterally rescind" all contracts
signed with table grape and wine !
grape growers and with most other
row crop growers, including two
major lettuce growers, Mel Fin-l
nerman and the D'Arrigo Brothers.
THE TEAMSTERS will tempor-
arily retain contracts they 'signed
in July 1970 with other Salinas Val-i
ley lettuce growers, the newspap-
er said. But when those recently
renewed contracts expire in July c
1975, the Teamsters agree not to'
renew them.

a joint statement announcing

work" with RPP.
Hobbling on crutches from a
foot injury incurred in an auto
accidentuWednesday night, Blazier
called the penalties "pretty stiff."
Plamondon would only say, "I've
just got to let this thing settle.".
PLAMONDON and Blazier were
convicted of extortion for threaten-
ing a drug dealer with public ex-
posure in order to collect a $500
debt incurred last January in a
marijuana transaction.-
The drug dealer, Uwe Wagner,
charged that the two threatened
him with a knife and gun, and said
they would expose him in the
pages of the RPP-affiliated Ann
Arbor Sun as a rip-off dealer of
hard drugs.
During the trial Wagner's testi-
mony was contradicted by 17-year-
old' Bruce Peterson, who testified
that he had seensneither a knife or
a gun during the incident, at which
he had been present.
BECAUSE OF the confilcting ac-
counts, Judge Peterson dismissed
charges of extortion by threat of
violence, leaving the charge of ex-
tortion by public exposure.


A new's
attys. file
to thwart
grand jury
BALTIMORE (P) - Attorneys
for Spiro Agnew went to court
yesterday to try to stop a federal
grand jury from investigating the
Vice-President in connection with
allegations of political corruption.
The Justice Department, mean-
while, adamantly denied Agnew's
allegations of news leaks intended
to damage him and vowed to pur-
sue its investigation of charges
against him.
ATTORNEY Stanley Mortonson
filed a motion in U.S. District
court seeking a protective order
to prevent anyone from presenting
to the grand jury any testimony,
documents or other material aimed
at indictment of Agnew so long as
he is Vice-President.
It also sought to prohibit the
grand jury from issuing any in-
dictmentypresentment orother
charge pertaining to the Vice-
President and order any discussion
of the evidence halted.
"The Constitution forbids that the
vice president be indicated or tried
in any criminal court," the motion
said. "In consequence, any in-
vestigation by the grand jury con-
cerning the applicant's activities
will be in excess of the grand
See VEEP'S, Page 2

Court upholds acquittals

in bookstore sit-in


The State Supreme Court yester-
day upheld an appeals court deci-
sion that exonerated more than 60
University students convicted for
participating in the 1969 bookstore
The court refused to hear a state
appeal to uphold therdistrict court
convictions and reverse the appel-
late court, ruling that the state had
presented insufficient grounds to
warrant such an action.
One hundred and seven students
were arrested on Sept. 26, 1969,
after they occupied the LSA Bldg.
for 12 hours, seeking to negotiate
with the University for a student-
run discount bookstore. The con-
troversy. resulted in the creation of
the University Cellar.
THE STATE high court decision
ended a four-year battle for the
approximately 65 persons convict-
ed of trespassing.
Fewer than 12 students served
time in jail, ranging up to a-week
in 'duration.
The action, meanwhile, clears
the way for convicted students to
file counter-suits against the Uni-
versity and also against the state,
if they wish.
ACCORDING TO local attorney
Don Koster, who defended many
of the students, "There's no ques-
tinn hit at theUni,-;,rot x ac.


Arabs hold

three Jews

VIENNA, Austria
Arab terrorists, calli
the Eagles of the Pal
lution, raided a train
ing 37 Russian Jew,
three Jewish hostag
A terrorist commu
ed the kidnapings ap
in protest against the
of Jews from the So
The Arabs later rel
hostages before they
ed a Cessna Aircrafti
flew to the Dubrovnik
Airport in Dubrovnik

hostages in
0IP1) - Two about the same age, and a younger
ng themselves man. All three were said to be
estinian Revo- Russian emigrants on their way to
coach carry- Israel.
s and seized THE GUERRILLAS demanded a
es yesterday. plane to fly them and three Jew-'
nique indicat- ish hostages to an unnamed Arab
parently were country. They promised to release
mass exodus the fourth hostage, an Austrian
viet Union. customs official, if their demand
eased the four was 'met.
commandeer- Austrian Interior Minister Otto
in Vienna and Roesch, who took charge, of the
International negotiations at the airport, said,
Yugoslavia. "Whatever happens, a flight of the
TRAIN raid. terrnrir t with the hosaea hnrd

guerrillas rejected an Austrian of-
fer, of an airliner provided they left
their hostages behind.
The Arabs set dead9ines and then
extended them as the Austrian gov-
ernment told them to wait for the
arrival at the airport of the Egyp-
tian ambassador who was acting
as an intermediary..
During the confusion, the police
erroneously said that one man was
killed and that two other customs
officals taken hostage escaped by
jumping off the train as it pulled
into the station.
AUSTRTAN Chanceo1nr Brino

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