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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 35 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 16, 1973 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Em bezzle men t

charges

unfounded

l IF YOU SEE NMWSKAPPEN CAJL DLY
Rape seminar held
A seminar on "The Reality of Rape in Ann Arbor" is
being held tonight from 8 to 9:30 at Max Kude House in
Oxford Housing. Featured speakers will include Police
Chief Walter Krasny, Assistant City Prosecutor John
Salen, Dr. Susan Kennedy, University Women's Advo-
cate Claire Jeannette, and Women's Crisis Center rep-
resentative Beverley Harris.
CEW scholarships available
Up to 20 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000, are
being offered by the Center for the Continuing Education
of Women whose education has been interrupted and who
are enrolled in any degree-granting program at- any Uni-
versity branch. Applications are available at the Cen-
ter's headquarters, 330 Thompson St., and must be sub-
mitted by January 14. The scholarship awards are based
on, motivation, merit and financial need.
0
Faculty hits tuition hike
Representatives of Senate Assembly, the faculty gov-
erning body, commented yesterday on- the recent tui-
tion increase at their monthly meeting. While little con-
cern'was voiced for undergraduates, the largest group
affected, several professors complained that their de-
partments could not compete with peer institutions in
attracting superior teaching fellows, due to the low level
of financial aid the University offers to TFs. In a throw-
back to more cloistered days, one faculty member sug-
gested that student aid be doled out on the basis of
achievement, with no consideration of need.
Poetic justice
The Daily learned yesterday that former Vice Presi-
dent Agnew's address to the nation pre-empted ABC-
TV's regular broadcast of Let's Make A Deal. Agnew, you
might remember, worm the "big deal of the day" last
week when he sidestepped a long prison sentence through
adroit plea bargaining.
Dems urge VP delay
The Washtenaw County Democratic Committee has
urged Congress to delay confirmation of a new vice
president until "the questions raised by Watergate have
been satisfactorily answered." Their resolution - as well
as similar resolutions passed by other state and na-
tional Democratic bodies - are expected to have little
effect, however, as veteran political observers in.Wash-
ington are predicting that Vice President-designate Ger-
ald Ford will win swift Congressional approval.
"
Happenings ...
... today are many. There will be a planning meeting
of the PIRGIM rent survey and tenants' right project
tonight at 7:30, Rm 4106 of the Union. . .. There will be
a meeting of the Coleman Young for Mayor of Detroit
Committee at 9 p.m. in the South Loung of East Quad.,
- . Jerry Cavanaugh, former mayor of Detroit, will ad-
dress the Democratic Women's annual casserole luncheon
at 12:30 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S.
Fourth Ave. . . .-the Center, for the Continuing Education
of Women will begin its lunch conversation series today
at noon, Conf. Rms. 4 and S in the League. Participants
this week will be women in, political science, sociology
and history . . . and finally, the LSA coffee hour will be
at 3 p.m. featuring the Physics Dept., 2050 Frieze Bldg.
Atlanta runoff today
Race looms as the biggest issue in today's runoff
mayoral election in Atlanta between incumbent Jewish
Mayor Sam Massell and popular black Vice Mayor May-
nard Jackson. Ironically, Massell, who rode to victory
four years ago as a liberal with overwhelming black
support, is the candidate accused of injecting racism into
the campaign. Massell campaign ads link Jackson with
Hosea Williams, a black activist candidate in the runoff
for City Council president, calling them a "team" that
"scares Atlantans to death."
0
Miami voodoo
The slaying of a Miami man believed to have threat-
ened to use the head of his killer for a voodoo rite has

led -police to investigate a cult which an anthropologist
says thrives among parts of the city's Latin commun-
ity. Police said they were sifting through the belongings
of Juan Olivier Hernandez, 36, for information about the
cult and clues to the identity of his .killer. They said wit-
nesses said Hernandez had earlier told the killer he in-
tended to use his head in a sacrificial rite.
Gout. releases oil data
The. government released figures claiming that the
United States could get along without Arab oil for the
time being in the event of a cutoff because oftthe Arab-
Israeli war. The figures show that the United States
imports about 1.1 million barrels of oil daily direct from
the Arab countries, or about 6 per cent of the total daily
average U. S. consumption of 17 million barrels a day.
On the inside .. .
...an interview with Bonnie Raitt is featured on the
Arts Page . . . Albert Osborne discusses Ohio State's
potential for greatness on the Sports Page . . . and
there is a look at the Mideast conflict on the Editorial
Page.

By CHARLES STEIN
City Editor
In recent weeks a campaign of
rumors and accusations has been
waged against Student Government
Council President Lee Gill charg-
ing him with an attempt to em-
bezzle some $8500 in council funds.
A two week Daily investigation
into the affair has produced con-
flicting accounts of 'exactly what
happened. However, no evidence
as yet uncovered substantiates al-
legatiois of criminal activity on
Gill's part.
SGC CANDIDATES in the re-
cent all-campus election charged
Gill with attempting to embezzle

Gill, bank official giveconflicti ng accounts

$8500 in student government funds,
although they say they cannot
prove the charge.
The controversy centers around
the transfer of the $8500 from an
SGC account locally to another in
Gill's name at a Detroit bank June
27. Gill and an official of the
Manufacturer's National Bank in
Detroit disagree on the exact pro-
cedure Gill followed in opening the
account.
Gill says he deposited the money
in his own name after bank tellers

told him he. did not have the pro-
per identification to open a cor-
porate account for SGC. According
to David Fowler, SGC administra-
tive vice-president, Gill then called
him from Detroit saying he in-
tended to return the next day to
open a corporate account.'
MONTIE LABADIE, an official.
of Manufacturer's National, claims,
however, that Gill approached him
immediately after entering the
bank, and did not first consult any

other, bank personnel.
The charges against Gill were
levelled by the Campus Coalition
party, led by David Faye, and the
Screw SGC- party, headed by Matt
Hoffman.
In addition, an anonymous leaf-
let has accused The Daily and
several SGC and University offi-
cials of attempting to cover' up
Gill's alleged crime.
AN SGC spokesman says a :oun-
cil investigation into the incident

will be made public within the
next few weeks.
Using information obtained from
sources ' connected with SGC, the
University and the two banks in-
volved, The Daily has pieced to-
gether the following account oftthe
incident:
Gill withdrew $8500 from a city
branch of Huron Valley Bank in
the form of a cashier's check made
out to the Manufacturer's National
Bank.
THE TRANSFER was made with

the full knowledge of Fowler and-
SGC Treasurer Rosemary Mullin.
According to Mullin, the move was,
part of an attempt to consolidate
SGC funds outside the University's
range of influence.
Gill took the check to the bank's
No. 17 branch, located near Ken-
nedy Square in Detroit. The events
that transpired in the bank break
down into two conflicting reports.
According to Gill, he went to
several different windows, asking-
each teller the procedure for set-
ting up a.corporate account in the
name of SGC.
AFTER BEING rebuffed by two
See ACCUSATIONS, Page 7

STATE DEPT. ANNOUNCEMENT

O
U.S.
Agnew
disclaims
guilt in
farewell
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - For-
mer Vice President Spiro Agnew
bade a bitter farewell to the
American people last night, assert-
ing that he was innocent of most,
if not all, of the charges that
forced him to resign.
Subdued and looking tense after a
two-month ordeal of countering
charges in the press and from fed-
eral prosecutors, Agnew said that
he had resigned of his own accord
to spare the country a "raging
storm."
IN A NATIONALLY televised
speech, Agnew did not reiterate a
charge made earlier yesterday in
an interview with the Nashville
Banner newspaper that pressure
from higher-ups had forced him to
leave office.
Agnew told the television, audi-
ence that he was fully aware that
his pleas of no' contest to the tax
evasion charge was the equivalent
of a guilty plea.
But, he said, it did not represent
a confession of guilt.
"I MADE THE plea because it
was the only way to quickly resolve
the situation," the former vice
president said.
Agnew said appearance of wrong-
doing was damaging to any man.
For a man who must be ready at
any moment to assume the presi-
dency, he said, it was fatal.,
Agnew, speaking ina level voice
and looking straight into the.cam-
era, said no allegations of unex-
plained personal enrichment had
been made against him.
HIS CURRENT net worth of less
than 200,000 dollars was modest for
a man in his position, he said.
Agnew said the public might
well ask why, if he was innocent,
he did not resign and defend him-
self in court as a private citizen.
He had considered this course
very seriously, he said but his ad-
visers had told him that his resig-
nation would carry a presumption
of guilt, making it impossible for
his case to be considered on its
merits.
BY ACTING as he did, Agnew
said, he had spared his family
great anguish and enabled Presi-
dent Nixon to select a successor
See AGNEW, Page 7

airlifts

weapons

to

Israel

200 cargo s.planes'.'
speed masS1Ve aid
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - The United States has begun to airlift
"weapons of war" to Israel to cover battle losses and offset
massive Soviet arms shipments for Egypt and Syria, the State
Department announced yesterday.
Civilian aircraft and military trarsports were pressed into
service for the resupply operation, which also utilized an un-
specified number of Phantom jets.
Meanwhile, the Soviet Union pledged "to assist in every way the
liberation of all Arab territories occupied by Israel."

The U. S. airlift to Israel began
more than 200 airplanes, mostly
cargo aircraft, but including Phan-
tom fighter bombers, were, passing
,through the Azores from the U. S.
East Coast.
The State Department refused
to disclose what weapons were on
their way to Israel, but these were
believed to. include Sidewinder and
Sparrow air-to-air missiles, armor-
piercing shells for use against
Arab tanks and possibly Phantom
and Skyhawk jet fighter-bombers.
"WE ARE concerned that the
Soviet airlift will unsettle the bal-
ance which we have been commit-
ted to maintain for many, many
years,\' said Robert McCloskey, the
department spokesman.
He said the Rusians had lifted
about 4,000 tons of equipment to
Israel's Arab foes in 280 flights be-
ginning last Wednesday.
The Soviet Union reaffirmed its
backing for Egypt and Syria in a
communique following meetings in
Moscow between Leonid Brezhnev,
the Communist Party leader, and
President Houari Boumediene of
Algeria. It scored "Israel's im-
perialist aggression," but did not
specify measures of support for
Egypt and Syria.
PRIVATELY, senior U. S. offic-
ials said they were not surprised
by the communique and did not
detect any harm to U. S.-Soviet re-
lations or a threat of direct Soviet
military intervention in the Mid-
dle East.
President Nixon, meanwhile, ap-
peared to inject a new element
into the Middle East situation by
declaring at a White House cere-
mony that U. S. policy yesterday
was like the policy that'sent 3,500
U. S. Marines into Lebanon to sup-
See U,.S., Page 2

Sunday. Portuguese sources reported
Gas prie
increase
permnitted-
WASHINGTON (Reuter) -- The
Cost of Living Council said yester-
day it would permit another in-
crease in the retail price of gaso-
line, home heating oil and diesel
fuel.
In addition, the council .said it
would follow this action by a two-
week freeze on all petroleum price
increases and issued a proposed
rule that would allow an automatic
price pass-through to the consum-
er on future petroleum cost in-
-creases.
THE AUTHORIZATION for the
price increase, the council said,
"reflects increased products costs
incurred up to 11:59 a.m. Oct. 15
by some retailers since the last ceil-
ing price adjustment at the end of
September."
It said the two week freeze per-
iod running from Oct. 15 to Oct.
31. "will be used for collecting and
analyzing comments on the' pro-
posed regulations."
However, the council said that
any increased product costs that
occurred during that period could
be recouped later when the new
regulations go into effect.
UNDER THE proposed rule, re-
finers, resellers and retailers will
be permitted to raise their prices
See PRICE, Page 10

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT Agnew gives the press corps a big smile prior to delivering his nationally
televised farewell address last night.

'HRP I1
before
By GORDON ATCHESON
During last night's meeting, City
Council extensively questioned Po-
lice Chief.Walter Krasny, after he
presented a report on Ann Arbor's
crime problem and various solu-
tions to the situation.
Krasny cited widespread drug
abuse and the city's image as "a
town where anything goes" as
primarily responsible for the dra-
matic rise in crime over the past
five years.
OVER THE 90-minute quizzing,

unbasts

Krasny

council meeting

Food co-ops provide al-
to spiralling supermar

council members accused the po-
lice of ignoring mandates from
council, selective law enforcement,
and called for the chief's dismissal.
Council members Jerry DeGrieck
(HRP-First Ward) and - Nancy
Wechsler (HRP-Second Ward)
questioned Krasnyeabout lack of
enforcement of laws preventing
discrimination against gays.
DeGrieck condemned Krasny for
being evasive and at one point de-
clared "you should be fired."
Carol Jones (D-Second Ward) ac-
cused Krasny of ignoring priorities
ternative
ket prices
truck for the trip and to provide
"free food orders for people who
work," says Melton.
The Itemized Fruit and Vege-
table Co-op offers celery at 19
cents a bunch and a dozen extra-
large eggs for 69 cents, as com-
pared with supermarket prices of.
roughly 49 cents for celery and
dollar-a-dozen for eggs. The co-op
;c alirl itmi~r&'h~ a A 1

KRASNY COUNTERED that the
police are "under a double man-
date" to enforce both state and
local statutes.
The chief reported that 85 per
cent of all robberies in the city
are drug related. He .said a major
program to crack down on hard
drugs-cocaine and heroin-is un-
der way.
Krasny, however, added that a
relationship between marijuana and
hard drug use exists. "Where you
find one you generally have the
other," he claimed.
BLASTING THE University for
attracting people who arrive in the
city "for whatever they can 'rip-
off," the chief said Ann Arbor has
a national image as a city soft on
crime.
The police department is current-
ly understaffed, according to
Krasny, further aggravating the
crime problem.
To solve the problems, Krasny
urged closerhcooperation between
the community and the police. The
courts and correctional institutions
must also work to rehabilitate
"chronic offenders."

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Celebration of life
brings 300 to Arb

By BOB ELEY
These days spiralling food prices
are putting the pinch on everybody
who eats. And in a city which
boasts a plethora of alternative in-
stitutions, alternative food institu-
tions are flourishing.
Currently, there are three local
food co-ops, according to the direc-
tory of the North American Stu-

current retail prices of roughly 40
cents.
People's Produce was begun
about three years ago by the Rain-
bow People's Party and has since
evolved into a "regular commun-
ity project," according to Lori.
Melton, a co-op worker.
Theco-op is now at a low point
in terms of participation, with only

set by council. "The police should
follow orders from council over
state laws," she said.

By DAN BLUGERMAN
A Festival of Life brought to-
gether 300 people to exchange
ideas in a "spiritual pot luck"
Sunday from sunrise to sunset in
the main meadowfof the Nichols
Arboretum.
Although one' fourth of the
scheduled participants - failed to
show, the festival was termed a
success by one of the co-ordinators,
who said. "There are people here
sharing and enjoying, and it's a
beautiful day - that's everything
we hoped for:"
THE DAY'S ACTIVITIES began
with a sunrise gathering which
celebrated the new day with si-
lence- meditation ,ad ten .chant-

was given to her by "one of her
favorite masters" nine years ago.
She added that her names means
either "one stoned out on pleas-
ure" or "blissed out mother".
ONE OF HER followers, Jude
Hogg of Detroit, said Matatma has
led a very hedonistic life for 40
years but nine years ago was en-
lightened and now is heading an
Ashram near Thunder Bay in Can-
ada.
Rochelle Winnett, '72, described
her presentation on para-phycholo-
gy as "the only scientific thing at
the festival". 'K
She displayed slides of Kirlian
photography, which forms part of
the hais for the theory of the re-

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