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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 67

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 27, 1973

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Rose Bowl notes . .
.. from the nation's self-proclaimed number one
sports fan, mum's the word on the Big Ten decision
to send Ohio State, not Michigan, to the Rose Bowl. The
Daily called the White House yesterday and was told by
a lower eschelon presidential spokesperson that Nixon
would have nothing to say on the decision. "Since the
President has addressed the public twice in the last
two days and hasn't brought up the issue, we can as-
sume he isn't going to comment on it," the spokesper-
son said . . equally tight-lipped was Nixon's-Vice
President designate, Gerald Ford - a former Wolverine
himself. An aide told The Daily Ford was "visibly upset
by the decision" but wouldn't comment publicly because
he felt it "inappropriate" . . . Gov. William Milliken
apparently felt no such reservations, coming right out
and proclaiming, "I sympathize with Bo and I think he's
on the right track (in condemning the Big Ten)." ---
and at least some loyal fans are taking matters into their
own hands. A group of enterprising Markley Hall resi-
dents have begun circulating a petition demanding that
the Big Ten reverse its fateful decision. They plan to
send the signatures to the commissioner of the con-
Pals again?
University Psychologist Wilbert McKeachie says the
decline in student activism has brought with it an im-
provement in relations between students and their pro-
Fessors. In a recent study of tension-or the lack there-
of-in 23 University classrooms, McKeachie found
"very little hostility evident." According to McKeachie's
study, the bulk of classroom talk consists of straight dis-
cussions of course materials. "Only one per cent of
coded conversation expressed overt hostility," McKea-
chie says.
Up from the 50s
Americans have grown more tolerant racially, po-
litically and morally but are more cynical about gov-
ernment, schools, federal courts and humanity in gen-
eral according to a recently published report by three
University sociologists. Their report-"Social Change in
a Metropolitan Community"-is the result of a survey
of some 1,881 adults in the metropolitan Detroit area.
The survey asked some 200 questions which had been
used in surveys in the 1950s in the Motor City. The re-
port says the new inetropolitan Americans are more
broad-minded than their predecessors of the 50s. They
are more willing to take an unpopular political stand and
believe their children should be free to pursue their own
interests and think for themselves.
Happenings ...
are topped by a "Free Mini-Course" on "Environ-
mentally Acceptable Use of Coal as Fuel." The course
consists of a series of lectures and discussions beginning
at 9 a.m. and running through 4 p.m. It all takes place
at the Chrysler Center for Continuing Education on
North Campus . .. the Psych Film Series presents Afri-
caner and Paranoid Conditions, at Aud. B, Angell Hall
from 4-5 p.m. . . . the Women's Film Series is showing
The Black Women and Lavender in the UGLI Multipur-
pose Rm. at 7:30 p.m. . . . there will be a lecture entit-
led "Ten Years of Excavation at Gezer" in Auditorium
A, Angell Hall at 4 p.m... . and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. you
can read (and perhaps sign) the rent control petition in
the Tenant's Union Office on the 4th floor of the Union.
Arabs meet
Arab kings and presidents meeting in Algiers yester-
day for a postwar summit got secret reports on possi-
ble tightening of the Arab oil squeeze and joint strategy
for upcoming peace talks with Israel. Sources said the
foreign ministers discussed possible ways of intensifying
the Arab oil cutback designed to pressure the indus-
trialized world irto more pro-Arab policies in the Mid-
le East. At the same time, the ministers talked of

ways of preventing the Arab oil weapon from harming
countries whose policies are considered more pro-Arab,
Such as France and some other members of the Euro-
pean Common Market, the informants reported.
On the inside . .
. .read all about "The Big Game" and its aftermath
on the Sports Page . . . Editorial Director Erich Schoch
writes about bureaucracy and change in LSA on the Edi-
torial Page . .. and former arts editor Gloria Jane Smith

knew of
tape flaw
Woods admits to
erasure in court
WASHINGTON (Reuter)-Presi-
dent Nixon knew seven weeks ago
that part of a tape recording in-
cluding one of his crucial con-
versations about the Watergate
scandal had been erased, his per-
sonal secretary testified under
oath yesterday.
The disclosure, w h i c h could
cause further embarassment to the
President, came as Nixon gave up
for court inspection, a batch of
recordings of discussions with his
aides dealing with last year's
break-in and bugging of Demo-
cratic party headquarters.
THE INCOMPLETE tape is of a
conversation Nixon had with for-
mer White House Chief of Staff
H. R. Haldeman on June 20, three
days after the Watergate burglars
were arrested.
Disclosure that Nixon knew on
Oct. 1 about the scrubbing of part
of the tape came less than a week
after Nixon's assertion to Republi-
can governors last Tuesday that
he knew of no more time bombs
ticking away about Watergate.
White House lawyers admitted
last Wednesday the tape was in-
complete, but until yesterday it
had not been known when the
President learned of thi fact.
Rose Mary Woods, took responsi-
bility for the flaw in the tape, say-
ing she accidentally scrubbed an
18-minute segment while trariscrib-
ing the tape.
Woods, in sworn testimony to
Watergate Judge John Sirica, said
she reported the matter immedi-
ately to the President last Oct. 1
when she discovered what she had
Woods said the President had
told her that was all right because
the tape was not among those he
was under court order to turn
over to Judge Sirica.
PRESIDENTIAL spokesman Ger-
ald Warren said yesterday Nixon
had been unsure the incomplete
tape was one of those under sub-
poena when he told the Republican
governors he believed no more
shocks were in store.
Woods told the court that she had
been listening to the Haldeman
tape and meant to turn it off
momentarily while she answered a
ringing telephone.
"In turning around to reach one
of my phones which buzzes and
buzzes and buzzes," Woods said,
"I pushed the record button down."
TIS WOULD have the effect of
keeping the recorder running but
imposing a new sound over the
previously recorded sounds. In this
case, an 18-minute humn replaced
part of a conversation between
Nixon and his then White House
Chief of Staff Haldeman.
White House legal counsel have
taken the position that the sub-
poena, calling for the President to
surrender recordings of nine con-
versations between the President
and his White House aides and po-
litical advisers about the attempt-
ed burglary and wiretapping of
Democratic party headquarters in
the Watergate office building, was
confusingly drafted.
See PRESIDENT, Page 10
Students will

have say in
VP seection
The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs (SACUA) de-
cided yesterday to seek more stu-
dent input on the nominations for
the .vacancy left by the retirement
of University Vice President Allan
The group, which is the execu-
tive committee to the major fac-


lashes out at
Ten decision

In the wake of the Big Ten Athletic Directors' shocking
6-4 vote to send Ohio State to the 1974 Rose Bowl, a visibly
shaken Michigan coach Bo Schembechler yesterday lashed out
at the directors, charging that their decision "was based on
ignorance, petty jealousies and the exaggerated issue of
Franklin's injury."
Speaking before the weekly gathering of the 'M' Quarter-
back Club, the five year Michigan mentor further charged
that Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke unfairly influenced
the vote by his handling of information related to Wolverine
quarterback Dennis Franklin's injury.
DUKE PROMPTLY LABELED Schembechler's charges "totally
absurd."' Similarly, the athletic directors contacted by The Daily denied
that personal vendettas played any role in their final decision,
The directors' comments notwithstanding, the Wolverine field mar-
shall urged the Rose Bowl committee to take the selection decision out
of the hands of the directors. He described them as "incapable of making
an impartial judgement."
Obviously stunned by the weekend balloting, Schembechler went on
to praise his squad in the most glowing of terms. "They did everything
I ever asked of them," he recounted. "They outplayed Ohio State.
"THEY EARNED the right to go to the Rose Bowl and to a man
every one of them wanted to go. It's no secret that this isn't always the
"With this decision," Schembechler added, his voice growing crisp
and taut, "the Big Ten has shown that they put prestige above the
The coach's claim that petty jealousies rather than gridiron per-
formance swayed the vote has aroused the most bitter exchanges in
this generally bitter affair.
IT IS NO SECRET among members of the Michigan sports establish-
ment that Don Canham has made enemies in his tenure as athletic
One official referring to this situation said, "Let's face it, Canham
Q is one of the most aggressive and influential directors in the whole con-
ference, and a lot of people resent it. This vote was the perfect chance
for them to get back at him."
According to these same sources Canham is resented at Northwestern
for his part in a decision prohibiting the Chicago Bears from playing
their schedule at the school's Dyche Stadium.
NORTHWESTERN Athletic Director Tippy Dye took issue with the.
charge saying, "I don't think any personal grudges were involved."
Michigan State, another school that cast its vote for the Buckeyes,
has also tangled with Canham in the past year over the question of
television rights to the Michigan-Michigan State game.
See BO, Page 7
ises Wolverines'

broken collarbone the decid-
ing factor in the Rose Bowl
For 24 hours, 100 Michigan foot-
ball players and all Maize and Blue
partisans bathed in the euphoria
of a Rose Bowl trip.
The Wolverines had come back
to tie Ohio's vaunted Buckeyes.
They had thoroughly outplayed the
Bucks before 105,233 screaming
fans packed more tightly than sar-
dines in Michigan Stadium and mil-
lions of armchair quarterbacks
watching the proceedings: at home.
BUT AT 2:01 P.M. Ann Arbor
time last Sunday, the sledgeham-
mer fell and crushed the rosy
dreams of the Wolverines-leaving
them feeling as empty as the now-
deserted stadium.
"We were all shocked," remark-
ed senior guard Mike Hoban. "I
just can't figure out their (the Big
Ten athletic directors) decision to
send Ohio State. I think we should
have gone.
"I imagine the decision had
something to do with (Dennis)
Franklin's injury but that wouldn't
be fair. Anyway Larry (Cipa) is
quite capable of running this team.
He is a good passer, maybe even
better than Denny," Hoban said.
SOME PLAYERS displayed their
feelings in more expressive lan-
guage. "We got screwed!" ex-
claimed senior tackle Doug Tros-
zak. "It's a damn shame!"
"If Franklin's injury was 'the
reason we weren't chosen," tail-
back Larry Gustafson said, "then
that would be cheating us."
"It's nothing but goddamn poli-
tics!" snarled senior defensive end
Don Coleman. "The athletic direc-
tors were playing with us and we
really got screwed in the end. I
hope SouthernCal beatstthe shit
out of Ohio State. I've got nothing
against Ohio. I won't be rooting
against them, but against the Big
SOME MAY express anger, but
a majority of the players just feel
Coleman's running mate on de-
fense, Walt Williamson typified the
See PLAYERS, Page 2

AN ANGRY BO SCHEMBECHLER strikes a pose yesterday that
seems to tell it all.
City Counilpra

The widening uproar over the
decision by the Big Ten athletic
directors to send Ohio State to the
Rose Bowl, has now extended to
the hallowed halls of Ann Arbor's
City Council.
In a special session last night,
Council unanimously passed a
resolution.chastising theaathletic
directors for their decision and
complimenting Bo Schembechler
and the Michigan football team on
an otherwise successful season.
that "Michigan clearly demon-
strated its superiority over Ohio
State" in the game lastSaturday,
and that "the people of the city of
Ann Arbor oppose their (the ath-
letic officials) decision."
It concludes with the statement,
"We know that Michigan deserves
to be in the Rose Bowl."
Councilman William Colburn
(Rep.-3rd ward), who introduced
the resolution,' said that his de-
cision to bring the matter before
Council was prompted in part by
the avalanche of frenetic phone
calls he received from righteously
indignant Ann Arbor residents.
THE NORMALLY reserved Col-
burn also h d some untoward com-
rnents for the Big Ten athletic di-
rectors. "Their decision was so
1jgust . . . I can't even use the
languiage I would like to describe



Bowl decision

larger users were charged propor-
tionately less.
THE NEW SYSTEM further dif-
fers in that it charges more over-
all, representing an average 35 per
cent increase, and should rake in
considerably more revenues for
the city.
The move was regarded by many
Council members as a first step
towards water conservation.
The new water rate ordinance,
initially approved last week in a
first reading, was given final ap-

proval last night in a 6 to 4 vote,
with Council members DeGrieck
(HRP-1st ward), Thomas (Dem.-
1st ward), Jones (Dem.-2nd ward),
and Benner (Rep.-4th ward) dis-
THE FLAT RATE scale was im-
plemented primarily in the hopes
of discouraging usage of large
amounts of water by eliminating
the previous graduated scale that
favored large users.
Whereas before, users who con-
sumed more than 500,000 cubic feet
of water would have been charged

18c per 100 cubic feet of water, and
users consuming less than 1500 feet
would have been charged 37c per
100 feet, everybody will now be
charged at the same 33c rate.
Objections to the new flat-rate
water charge ordinance, were bas-
ed primarily on the contention that
it wasn't enough.
maintained that to effectively pro-
mote water conservation, the price.
scale should have been graduated
in the opposite direction, with larg-
er users charged more.


Three held
Three men were arrested late m .....
Sunday nightfollowing an attempt-
ed robbery at Howard Johnson's
Restaurant on Carpenter Road at "My initia
9:45 and a holdup at a Forest
Street a p a r t m e n t ap- started wo
proximately 15 minutes later.
In response to the doorbell of wasn't kids
his apartment in the 600 block of
Forest Street, E. J. Levy, the rob-
bery victim, came face-to-face
with a ski-masked bandit.
"I OPENED the door and the
cmvfl haiA naim" in my Cor P " T.PXT

for armed robbery
other men down the hall wearing
ski masks, they called the police.


d reaction was 'Is this a joke?' Then he
ving the gun around, and I knew he
-E. J. Levy
victim of an armed robbery

THE THREE MEN are presently
being held following their mid-
night arrest-two for armed rob-
bery, and a third for possession of
stolen goods when Levy's initialed
ring and other items were found in
his possession.
A police officer reported that the
investigation continued through
the night.
He claimed that additional men
were held in connection with the

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