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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 36

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 1.7, 1973

Ten Cents

Gill accused
Former Student Government Council Treasurer David
Schaper filed a complaint of assault yesterday against
SGC President Lee Gill. Schaper, who was fired last
summer from SGC by Gill, claims the president as-
saulted him after an argument in the concil offices
became heated. Police say detectives will investigate the
charge. While Schaper refused comment on the matter,
Gill said "There was no assault. He didn't want to leave,
and I simply walked him to the door:"
SGC veep quits
Student Government Council, already in the throes
of the election changeover, has suffered yet another
blow: The resignation of the council's executive vic
president, Sandy Green. Green, 'like many past SGC
members, has decided to give up the position in the in-
terest of the almighty Grade Point Average. Explaining
that his health and grades have suffered because of his
involvement, Green adds he's "tired of fighting morons
like (former SGC Treasurer David) Schaper." Moreover,
says Green, ':'I'm tired of fucking up my grades and
spending $2400 to do it."
Mars in view
October evenings this year offer the closest view of
Mars since 1971 and it won't be repeated until about 1986,
agcording to James Loudon, astronomy lecturer at the
Residential College. "During October .Mars will come
within 41 million miles of Earth, a very close approach
considering that its eccentric orbit can take it as far
as 235 million miles away from us," Loudon says. He
adds that throughout the month, Mars will appear as an
intensely red "star" rising north off east around night-
Happenings . .
. . . include a lecture by Harold Chestnut, presi-
dent of IEEE on "Technology as a Force for Social
Change - The One World is Here" at 2:00 p.m. at
311 W. Engineering . . . the 1973 Contemporary Music
Festival at 8:00 p.m. at Hill Aud. . . Land's "M" at
7:00 and 9:05 p.m. at the Architecture Auditorium - . .
Penn's Bonnie and Clyde at 7:00.and 9:00 p.m. at Angell
Hall Auditorium A . . . and two freebees - called But
What if the Dream Comes True and This is the Home
of Mrs. Levant Graham both in the Psych Film Series at
Angell Hall Aud. B from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Poll on war
A Gallup poll on the Middle East conflict indicates
that 47 per cent of all Americans support Israel and
6 per cent favor the Arab cause. Another 22 per cent
back neither side while 25 per cent expressed no opin-
ion, the poll showed. A spokesman said it was unusual
to have such a large number of persons with no opinion,
and he expressed the belief that the figure may reflect
a reluctance on the part of many Americans to see the
United States, become embroiled in another war.
Was he guilty?
Apparently, most ordinary Americans did not believe
Spiro Agnew's protestations of innocence. United Press
International reporters across the' nation asked persons
at random what they thought of the former vice-presi-
dent's televised speech to the nation Monday night. The
overwhelming reactions were sarcasm and disbelief.
A few were sympathetic and said they were still behind
Agnew 100 per cent. Unemployed Greg Icard of Buffalo,
N.Y., summed up the general reaction: "I didn't believe
a word," Icard said. "If he wasn't guilty, why did he
Kennedy on Watergate
Senator Edward Kennedy says he does not think
a scandal like Watergate could have occurred while his
brother was President. Reminiscing 10 years after the
assassination of President John Kennedy, the Massa-
chusetts Democrat said a Watergate-type affair would
have been unlikely because of a different stance toward,
opponents of the Kennedy administration. "There wasn't
an attitude-in the White House of 'we against them,'',
Kennedy said. "Those who opposed the President . .
weren't spied uponor bugged or subjected to dirty tricks
because of their different attitude or philosophy."

Hearing things in USSR
Soviet scientists have picked up signals from outer
space - which may come from another civilization, Tass
News Agency reported yesterday. The signals were first
recorded in Gorky, southeast of Moscow, and lately in
other cities, and were clearly not from satellites launch-
ed from earth, it said. Professor Samuil Kaplan of Gorky
University said it was too early to determine whether
the, signals were produced naturally or artifically, but
the possibility that they had come from a "technically-
developed extra-terrestrial civilization" was not ex-
cluded. Tass said more than 30 scientists were involved
in research into such signals, which were monitored at
four stations spread over the Soviet Union.
On the inside
. . . Daily alumnus Rose Sue Berstein describes a
recent visit to the madness that is Northern Ireland on
the Editorial Page . . . the Arts Page features an inter-
view with jazzman Charles Lloyd . . . and sports writer
Roger Rossiter plots the progress of the Michigan puck-a

states up
KUWAIT (Reuter)-Persian Gulf
Oil states early this morning uni-
laterally set new posted prices for
their crude oil which effectively
mean a two-thirds increase-and
they threatened to put their oil on
the open market if the companies
did not comply.
The decision was final and not
subject to further negotiations
with the companies, the states
When ministers and experts of
the six Persian Gulf states, in-
cluding Iran, ended a meeting in
the early morning hours they
issued a statement concealing the
posted price behind a new market
price for Gulf light crude of $3.65
per barrel.
THIS WAS a rise of only 17 per
cent above the actual sale price
recently, they said. The posted
price would respond henceforth to
fluctuations in the market price of
over one per cent.
The key to the massive rise in
the posted price lay in one para-
graph in the statement which said
that posted and market prices
would have the same relationship
from today as they had before the
Teheran agreement of 1971 - the
basic framework for payment now.
This relationship, p e t r o le u in
sources explained later, had the
posted prices some 40 per cent
higher than the market prices.
The sources said the effect would
thus be to put the new posted price
-on the basis of which companies
pay tax-at around the $5 per bar-
rel mark.
THE SIX STATES involved in
the overnight meeting here were
Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and
Saudi Arabia.
The statement from the Gulf
states said that if the oil com-
panies operating in the Gulf re-
jected these arrangements, the
crude oil would be made available
to any other buyers on the same
price scale.
and Tho
win Nobel
OSLO (Reuter) - Henry Kis-
singer, U. S. Secretary of State,
and Le Duc Tho, North Vietnamese
Politburo member, have been
awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace
Prize, the Nobel Committee of
Norway's Parliament announced
The committee's decision after
prolonged discussion came as a
complete surprise in political quar-

ters here.
IT WAS generally expected that
the Brazilian social reformer Dom
Helder Camara, Archbishop of Olin-
de and Recife, Brazil, would be
awarded the prize, which amounts
to about $120,000.
WASHINGTON (P) - The path to
the Nobel Peace Prize began for
Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho
on Aug. 4, 1969 at a secret ride-
away in Paris.
At the time neither Kissinger
nor Le Duc Tho were particularly
well known, which helped them ne-
gotiate in absolute secrecy for the
first 30 months.
KISSINGER was Nixon's nation-
al security adviser. Le Duc Tho
was a special consultant to the
North Vietnamese delegation at the
public peace talks, remaining in
the shadows.
Kissinger and Tho were not
thrust into the spotlight until Jan.




Eight Pages




ISRAELI SOLDIERS run for cover in rocky terrain about- 10 miles inside Syria on the road to Damascus
as troops, tanks, and half-tracks take a pouncing from Syrian artillery.
SGCelection marked-b
lowest turnout inhistory

Sadat off ers truce
By Reuter
Israeli Premier Golda Meir yesterday claimed her tank
forces had crossed to the Suez canal's west bank and a mili-
tary spokesman said the task force had been operating behind
Egyptian lines for 24 hours.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat .denied that the Israelis had crossed
the canal, but warned that his country had missiles ready to fire at
"the very depths of Israel" if the -war was carried deep into Egypt
or Syria.
See related story, Page 3
The Israeli premier made her claim in a speech to the Knesset (par-
liament) only hours after Sadat told his legislature that his country
would accept a ceasefire-but only after Israel withdrew immediately
to the lines existing before the 1967. six-day war.
IN THE FIRST Israeli reaction, an authoritative Israeli source at
the United Nations denounced Sadat's proposal as the "speech of a man
who wants neither ceasefire nor peace" and referred to "boastfulness
and arrogance borne of an initial military advantage. which is proving
to be meagre and transient."
The Israeli military said its task force across the canal had hit
enemy artillery and anti-tank missile units - suggesting that the force
was much bigger than a mere commando party.
Egyptian sources conceded that the Israelis had indeed launched
a major offensive on the Suez front, but insisted that Arab forces had
repelled three Israeli. tanks, and were holding them at bay short of the
west bank.
Washington observers believed the U. S. decision to supply Israel
with arms and equipment to offset a "massive" Soviet airlift to the
Arabs had heightened the risk of an Arab oil boycott of the United States.
The foreign ministers of four Arab states - Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
Morocco and Algeria -- were waiting in Washington to see President
Nixon to express concern over the U. S. supplies decision.
See ISRAELI, Page 7
..is :'i s. . . . .:. :

By STEPHEN SELBST figure to 1308 - 3.7 per cent of the
Student Government Council last student body - and said last night
night announced the results of an that some 300-400 of the computer-
all-campus election which received ized ballots had to be invalidated
by far the lowest voter turnout of because of improper marking.
any contest in SGC history.
The middle-of-the-road Campus NONE OF THE 48 candidates
Coalition (CC) took the lion's running received more than 200
share of some 950 valid ballots votes. The race for Architecture
cast in three days of voting last school constituency representative
week, winning 13 of the 39 council was one by a margin of two votes
seats up for grabs under SGC's to one. Some contests were stale-
new "10-10-10" constitution. mated in a one-one tie.
Council elections director Ron Strauss blamed the incredibly
Strauss, who had earlier estimated low vote on lack of vigorous cam-
a turnout of 3,000, revised his final paigning, a lengthy and confusing
TSR su rvey shows
probabl'recess 'ion
in. first part of '7
An economic recession by early 1974 is "~quite possible, perhaps
even probable," according to two well-known and high regarded Uni-
versity researchers.
The Institute for Social Research (ISR), in its quarterly survey of
consumer attitudes, says that concern over rising prices, chronic and
wide-ranging shortage, and last summer's economic controls has resulted
in general pessimism . about personal finances and business conditions.
CITING historical precedent, the researchers predict that this down-
ward trend in public economic opinion should soon be followed by a
'ward trend in public economic --- - --_ - __-- ___
opinion should soon be followed by
a recession - possibly in several
The survey was conducted by
ISR researchers George Katona
and Jay Schmiedeskamp, and con- zn ,
sisted of interviews with 1,259 zn
people between Aug. 22 and Sept.
11. '
According to the survey, at no
point in the past 25 years has ..
consumer pessimism been so
strong. Katona and Schmiedeskamp o e-.nn.grgdd .
say the current consumer attitude
wdegtoward purchases is "buy now, be-
fore the prices get higher." t ar d


ballot, and students' inability to
understand the 10-10-10 representa-
tion plan.
The elections director said the
blame for lack of enthusiasm fell
on both the candidates and SGC,
saying "neither side fulfilled its

tion with the new constitution, un-
der which students vote for repre-
sentatives in residential, divisional
(underclass - upperclass - gradu-
aate) and school constituencies.
"We at SGC don't like the plan,"
he said, "and I myself would like
to see -it done away with."
While the Coalition party took
the largest number of seats,
Strauss suggested that the voting
appeared to take no pattern and
favored the Coalition simply be-
cause it ran the largest number of
While official vote totals were
unavailable, winners were an-
nounced last night for all races ex-
cept the music, public health, in-
ter - college degree, and social
work school seats - these ended
in ties with less than ten votes cast
in each race, and will be decided
by the Central Student Judiciary,
according to Strauss.
THE WINNERS, listed by con-
stituency, included:
Housing: residence halls -
Robert Garder (independent), Da-
See SGC, Page 7

Mide ast conflict: A

AP Special Correspondent
TEL AVIV - In Israel, the
war reaches into every house-
hold, every kibbutz, every of-
fice block.
For a trip to the Golan
Heights, this reporter ordered
a box lunch from room service.
Wedged between the anchovy
paste 'sandwich and the banana
was this note:
"Please Mr. Foreign Corres-
p~on dent if you meet my son
Shmnuel - with his tank com-
pany up north, tell him his
mother is not worrying like he
told her not to.
"(Signed) Sadie - in the

spokesman's bulletion board in
the lobby of the Tel Aviv Hil-
ton had the faintly fatalistic ring
of the Middle East:
"Foreign press signed up for.
the 6 a.m. trip to the Sinai front
should be at the press center no
dater than 5 a.m. and should
be advised the trip probably will
not go at all."
The trip went all right, but it
was 7:30 before the convoy of a
half-dozen rented cars snaked
out of a service station on the
outskirts of Tel Aviv, with jerry
cans of extra gasoline and water
rattling in the trunk or lashed
to the roof.
See MIDEAST, Page 2

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predicted recession is being de-
layed by anticipation of future in-
flation, but this trend will soon end.
The tremendous increase in
prices, over the past year has se-
verely shaken the public's con-
fidence in governmental price con-
trols. Only six per cent of those
interviewed that President Nixon's
Phase IV economic program would
be successful in holding down the
cost of living.
Sixty-six per cent of those inter-
viewed maintained that Phase IV
would have no effect at all. This
is a major change from attitudes
reflected in the 1971-72 survey,
where a majority believed controls
would work.
TWO INDUSTRIES expected to
be hard-hit by the approaching
recission in the months ahead are
real estate and the automobile in-
dustry, because of the current "buy
now" atmosphere. The automakers

"Everyone loves a parade, but
this parade loves everyone right
back," say organizers of the up-
coming Ozone H o m e c o m in g
Scheduled for this Friday at 3
p.m., the second annual Ozone
Parade boasts the theme, "All
That Meat and No Potatoes," and
will feature rock bands, numer-
ous floats, and such' bizarre at-
tractions as people costumed as
vegetables and "a war between
whole wheat bread and white
THE PARADE is being organ-
ized by a "loose band of concerned
individuals," as the parade or-
ganizers term themselves, inde-
pendent of any University home-
coming actiivties-for the purpose
of "bringing people together and
having fun." Participation is open
to anyone.
The idea of an Ozone Parade
was conceived three years ago
when interest in the traditional
University homecoming activities
was declining. A group of anti-war
students entered floats with po-
litical messages, giving the for-
merly stodgy tarade an anti-es-
tablished air.
Then last year, te traditional


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