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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 64

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, November 18, 1973

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Eight Pages

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SeK USEENWS RPPENCALL6,M Y
Law prof hits firing
University Law Prof. Joseph Vining claims the firing
of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox is now
"water over the dam." Vining, who warned in late
October that the dismissal was illegal by explaining that
under federal statutes, only the attorney general has
power to dismiss Cox, stresses that acting Attorney
General Robert Bork did not have the power to fire.
"Our ready willingness to assume without question that
Cox was fired ought to trouble us," Vining said. "Like
Watergate, it reveals the superficial conceptions of
government into which we have slipped." Vining said
the American public showed "unquestioned willingness"
to let Nixon "take the law into his own hands."
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Kennedy 'satisfactory'
Sen. Edward Kennedy's 12-year-old son, Edward, was
reported in satisfactory condition yesterday after sur-
geons amputated his right leg because of a cancerous
growth. Officials at Georgetown University Hospital in
Washington said Edward, the elder of two borthers, had
withstood the operation well. His leg was removed above
the ,knee. Shortly after the operation, which took less
than an hour, the Massachusetts Democrat left the hos-
pital for a nearby church where he gave away his niece
Kathleen-daughter of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy-
in marriage.
0
Israeli proposal rejected
Egypt yesterday flatly rejected an Israeli peace pro-
posal calling for mutual troop withdrawals on the Sinai
front and the creation of a United Nations buffer zone
along the Suez Canal. According to newspersons and
Egyptian sources, Israel was meanwhile pushing thou-
sands of tons of dirt into the Suez Canal yesterday to
build a land bridge across the closed waterway. Egypt
charged that constructing a causeway across the canal
violated the week-old cease-fire agreement. POW ex-
changes also continued yesterday. By last night, some
3,000 of 8,000 Egyptian prisoners and 73 Israelis had
been repatriated. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan
said that there is a chance that Syria would also agree
soon to begin exchanging POWs.
Laurels to The Post
The Washington Post received The Associated Press
Managing Editors Association's 1973 Freedom of In-
formation Award yesterday "for its tenacious coverage
of the Watergate story." The Post was awarded at
the association's annual convention in Orlando, Fla. The
association said in its citation: "In the finest tradition
of journalism, the Post's reporters and editors pene-
trated massive governmental secrecy to get to the
people news of corruption in high places . . . in the
face of official scorn and, at times, abuse."
e
Czech plot denied
A Czechoslovakian foreign ministry spokesperson
denied a Dutch newspaper report that a plot to assassi-
nate Communist Party leader Gustav Husak had been
uncovered in Prague. The Hague Daily reported Friday
that 120 Czech security service members had been
arrested for planning the assassination. The spokesper-
son dismissed the charges as "ridiculous."
Happenings .. .
. . . feature the Black Students' Arts, Cultural Fes-
tival, from art and photography exhibits at 10 a.m. to
dance and drama presentations at 7 p.m. . . . the Music
School presents a faculty recital at Rackham Aud. at
4:30 p.m. and Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at
Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. . . . and tomorrow, English Prof.
E. Talbot Danaldson lectures on "Chaucer's Three P's:
Pandarus, the Pardoner, and the Poet' 'in Lecture Rm. 2,
MLB, at 4:10 p.m.
Prices out of hand
A Minnesota county commissioner said his wife re-
cently received a first-hand example of how the cost of
living rises. Commissioners were discussing inflation

Friday in Fairmont, Minn., when Ray Worden related
his story: "My wife had placed a can off the shelf when
a lady came by with a stamped. She said, 'Just a minute,
can I have that can?' The lady reached over and
stamped it. It went up two cents right there in her
hand."
Energy notes
While Americans can plan to freeze in their homes
this winter, traditionally frosty Norway will be basking
in thermostatic warmth. Snow, which has covered the
country, will provide an abundance of water to power
hydro-electric plants. Norwegians were urged to use as
much electricity as they liked. . . . In Singapore, police
have warned women not to wear valuables at night be-
cause reduced street 1ighting, aimed at preserving oil
supplies, could tempt thieves.
0
On the inside . .
.. .Marty Porter examines the life of a black family
under siege in a white Detroit neighborhood in the
Sunday Magazine . . . and Bob McGinn analyzes yes-
terday's football results on the Sports Page.

RGS continues as most popular major

By JUDY RUSKIN
"A Bachelor of General Studies
degree is nothing," an irate English
professor declared recently.
But students apparently think
otherwise. This year, 15.4 per cent
of all literary college (LSA) juniors
and seniors have selected the
Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
as their "major," making BGS-
for the second year in a row-the
most popular division within the
college.
THE ENGLISH department, on
the other hand, is losing majors
in droves. The top department in
1966, with 17.67 per cent of all
upperclassmen, English slipped to
a poor third last year, with only
7.98 per cent.
This year it fell again, and now
ranks fourth, behind BGS, psychol-

Humanities decline, natural sciences gain

ogy, and zoology. It now includes
only 6.3 per cent of all juniors and
seniors.
The drop in English majors is
part of a general loss of interest
in the humanities and the social
sciences. At the same time, the na-
tural sciences have gained in
popularity.
BGS IS PARTIALLY responsible
for the mass exodus from the social
sciences (a drop of four per cent
since last year) and the humanities
(2.4 per cent drop.)
BGS's popularity stems from the
lack of requirements for the pro-
gram.

"A SUBSTANTIAL number of
BGS students have not completed
language requirements," s a i d
Charles Morris, " associate dean for
counseling. Still others, he added,
have not finished distribution re-
quirements, especially in the
science courses, or individual de-
partmental concentration require-
ments.
English Department Chairman
John Styan notes that there is a
general nationwide swing away
from the humanities.
"It is a swing away from the
values humanities have represent-
ed," he said. But he added that
they are lasting values and "the

swing is only temporary."
IN ADDITION to the loss of ma-
jors to BGS, Styan also said the
economic situation has forced stu-
dents out of the field. "We've al-
ways had a large number of our
majors going into education, but
the bottom has dropped out of the
teaching market."
The immediate future for the
English department does not look
bright. There are 221 senior majors
in the English department, but
only 112 juniors-indicating that the
trend will continue for at least the
next year.
While the number of \ English

majors has dropped 35 per cent
since 1966, the number of all
students enrolled in English classes
has remained essentially unchang-
ed. The English department. is the
second largest department in
credit hours (calculated by the
number of students times the num-
ber of credits) taught.
EVERY SOCIAL SCIENCE de-
partment has witnessed a drop in
the number of majors since last
year, with the exception of journal-
ism.
Psychology is the most popular
of the social sciences, reaching its
peak in 1969 with 12.78 per cent

of the upperclassmen. While cur-
rently the second most popular
division behind BGS, psychology
dropped from 10.65 per cent of the
juniors and seniors last year to 10
per cent in 1973.
"Students are becoming dis-
illusioned with the social sciences
and the ready answers," Morris
said.
JOURNALISM is the exception to
the rule, as the number of majors
in that department has actually
gone up.
Onepossible reason for the in-
crease, according to Journalism
Prof. William Porter, is that "the
media has become more important
to people in the last five or ten
years." The undergraduate journal-
ism major is "the continuing study
See BGS, Page 2

SECOND HALF EXPLOSION

Bi*g Blue
a S
Nixon sas'
k :TIam notu
a crook!'
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuter)-Pres-
ident Nixon, his clenched fists
flailing the air and his chin jut-
ting out, declared here last night
he was not a crook and insisted
he had been telling the truth ink
denying any involvement in the
Watergate bugging cover-up or any
shady financial transactions.
Before an audience of 400 editors
and watched by millions on tele-
vision, the President defended his
personal and political honor in ee w rs I h v e e b
these words: "I have never ob-
structed justice . . .
"I WELCOME an examination
because the people have the right;
to know whether or not their
President is a crook.
"Well, I'm not a crook. I've
earned everything I've got."
Nixon made his first full-scale
public defense against allegations
of corruption and impropriety when
he held an unprecedented hour-long
question and answer session with
members of the Associated Press
Managing Editors from the United WOLVERINE QUARTERBACK
States and Canada. Maize and Blue 34-9 triumph. I
the scoreboard to set up the b
HE SAID two key White House
conversations were not tape-re-
corded because of inadequacies in
the taping equipment. But he said I o
other tapeseand documents would
show his innocence of allegations
in the Watergate affair.
He also confirmed reports that
he paid only nominal income taxesN
in 1970 and 1971 - the two-year
period after he entered the White
House-because he had donated his
vice presidential papers to the na-
tion, which he valued at $500,000
and had been granted a deduction
for them in 1969. He therefore paid
taxes of $79,000.
The President said that this for-
mula-which some newspapers hadA
attacked as unethical - had been
perfectly proper and legal.
WHEN HE BECAME a candidate
for President in 1968, he said, he.
decided to clean the decks and put
everything in real estate. He sold i
all his stock for $300,000, sold his... .
apartment in New York for,
$300,000, and had $100,000 coming
to him from his law firm.N
Nixon added that a raise in the
milk support came in 1971 because
of Democratic pressure from Con- g
gress, not because of a campaign
contribution from a dairy group.
He said his administration was
getting "a bad rap" on the issue. Claire Jeannette
Body of U' student
located near Lansing

blasts

Boilers, 49
By BOB HEUER
Special To The Daily
WEST LAFAYETTE - Coming back from one of their
} least-inspired first half performances this season, the Michi-
gan Wolverines regrouped to subdue the Purdue Boilermakers
34-9 yesterday on the sun-splashed grass of Ross-Ade Stadium,
setting the stage for next Saturday's Big Ten title showdown
with top-ranked Ohio State.
The victory Michigan's tenth in a row and 31st in their

Daily Photo by KEN FINK
Dennis Franklin (9) gambols home with the bacon during yesterday's
Leading only 6-3 at the half, an aroused Michigan team put 28 points on
attle of the undefeateds with Ohio State next Saturday.
'omen 's advocate
p 3-year career

last 32 regular season games, v
vastating, nor was it terribly
Maize-and-Blue proved to itsc
ently- put points on the board
ties, and 2) it can hold on to
the football.
IF ONE OMITS the Wolverines'
last possession, which ended on the
Purdue 36 as time ran out, they
scored every time they crossed the
Boilermaker 45-yard line and ev-
ery time they got the ball in the
second half. Only Clint Haslerig's
bobble of the opening kickoff mar-
red Michigan's fumble-free ball-
handling.
The lack of turnovers, espe-
cially the fumbles that have
plagued the team all year, ob-
viously pleased Coach Bo Schem-
bechler. "Ain't that wonderful?"
beamed a redeemed Schembechler
after the game. "We emphasized
not turning the ball over under any
circumstances all week in prac-
tice."
Bo discounted the team's lack-
luster first half play. "They were
well prepared," he said of the
fired-up Boilers. "They played
beautiful ball. You've got to give
them credit. Besides, everybody
everywhere has been talking
'Ohio State' for three weeks. How
the hell are you supposed to get a
team prepared for anything?
"But" he concluded, "now we
can talk Ohio - that's next."
SCHEMBECHLER WAS probab-
ly somewhat less genteel in his
halftime assessment of the ball-
game. The offense never put any-
thing close to a sustained drive
together and the defense was
pushed all over the field by Pur-
due's off-and-on attack.,
The Boilermakers took advantage
of mediocre punting to gain field
position and drive into Michigan
territory twice in the opening stan-
za. On the first possession, senior
quarterback Bo Bobrowski passed
to Bob Herrick cutting over the
middle for 20 yards and ran from
the pocket for 16 more, putting the
Boilers in field goal range at the
Michigan 26. But Frank Conner's
43-yard attempt went wide to the
right and short.
Michigan took over on the 20 and
ran off three quick first downs as
both Franklin and Shuttlesworth
nearly broke away on long runs.
But the drive stalled and Dotzauer
punted poorly again.
BOBROWSKI ONCE more guided
the Purdue attack into Michigan
See WOLVERINES, Page 8

was no laugher. It was not de-
artistic. But through it all, the
critics that: 1) it can consist-
when given scoring opportuni-
Students,
fihtta'nks
in Greece
ATHENS (Reuter)-Greece was
under martial law yesterday after
tanks and troops had been called
in to crush demonstrations by thou-
sands of anti-government students
that left four dead and 200 injured.
Towns with populations of more
than 5,000 were under a strict cur-
few, press censorship was imposed,
football matches were canceled
and other outdoor public meetings
were banned in a series of ordi-
nances issued by the country's mil-
itary rulers.
MARTIAL LAW was declared by
President George Papadopoulos af-
ter tanks had rolled into the center
of Athens to combat thousands of
student demonstrators who, had
clashed with police in a night of
bloody rioting around the Athens
Polytechnic.
The students, demanding more
academic and political freedom,
had been calling for national sup-
port for the overthrow of the Papa-
dopoulos regime, w h i c h seized
power in a military coup in 1967.
As the army assumed wide-rang-
ing powers, Papadopoulos told the
nation in a radio address that he
had been forced to declare martial
law to safeguard peace and order
HE CLAIMED that "enemies of
democracy" in Greece were trying
to block plans to lead the country
back to democratic rule through
elections next year.
More than 1,000 students launch-
ed fresh demonstrations after dis-
turbances Friday, and were met
by tanks firing their guns into the
air, and with tear gas-and police
baton charges.
Last night the streets of Athens
were almost deserted under the
curfew, which began at 4 p.m. (9
a.m. EST). There was no immedi-
ate word on when the curfew
would be lifted. Nor did the presi-
dent say how long martial law
would last.

By CHERYL PILATE
After three years as the Univer-
sity's first women's advocate,
Claire Jeannette is resigning for
"private reasons."
Referring to job-related prob-
lems, she said, "It's a delicate
scene-my political sense won't let
me explain why I'm leaving."
ALTHOUGH FRIDAY was her
last day as women's advocate,
Jeannette still plans to be active
in the city's women's movement.
"I'll be involved with the Wom-
en's Political Committee (which is
organizing a drive to amend the
city charter to include initiative
and referendum), and hopefully
will do some writing and get some
much needed rest," she com-
mented.
Since its creation three years
ago, the office of the women's
advocate has shifted its emphasis
and now has a more "pro-constitu-
ency" than "pro-University" orien-
tation.
A DIVISION of the Office of
Special Services and Programs
(OSSP), which includes six other
"advocates" for minority groups,
the women's advocate has helped
organize many wide-ranging ac-
tivities and services for University
and community women.
Two years ago, Jeannette helped
establish about forty "conscious-
ness raising groups, but as the de-
mand for "c.r." groups rose and
1TennPite, reponsihilities exnand-

to Hill Aud. for a fund-raising
benefit last year.
Jeannette, who has worked to rid
the University of sexual discrimina-
tion, believes that her office has
served as a "touch base" and not
a "focal point" for women's needs
and problems.
She regrets the void that will be
felt in her absence since she will
not be replaced until January.
A SELECTION committee, con-
sisting of two undergraduate stu-
dents, two graduate students, one
faculty member, one "advocate,"
and one administrator from OSSP
has been formed to choose her suc-
cessor.
"It's time for me to leave, the
office needs a new innovative per-
son," Jeannette commented, "What
I regret is that there were so many
things I didn't have time to do-
but generally I feel that it's been
a good experience."

Whisky to retire
field
from ballfel
By ARLENE GLEICHER
Most players hang up their uniforms when they
retire. This one may have to hang up his muzzle.
You might have guessed it. Whisky, that long-
time mascot-dog-champion of the football Wol-
verines, will be retiring at the end of the season.
"SHE STILL enjoys the game, but she's plumb "-
nu npr -- n v-nderSa" . .n.

The decomposed body of 20-year-
old University s t u d e n t Melanie
Fahr was found yesterday by a
hunter in a rural Eaton County
field, about 15 miles west of Lans-
ing, city police reported last night.
Fahr had last been seen March

Davis fired at the police officer,
but was wounded and apprehended
when he attempted to flee on foot.
Police said Fahr had died of
gunshot wounds in the head, and
that her body has been positively
Mnniiri frnm annI n -rd.A

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