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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 69

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 29, 1973

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

u iFYOU SEENE&S RAMPECALL rDA lY
False aarm
Overheated and smelly transformers at the Univer-
sity radio station WUOM brought the Ann Arbor Fire
Department out in force, yesterday evening, to the LSA
building. Five fire engines plus the Fire Chief's car
were called to investigate the ominous smell emanating
from the fifth floor of the building. Although personnel at
the station still didn't know exactly what the problem
with the equipment was at press time, they assured us
that electricians have been called, and that "the (radio)
show must go on."
"
Autoworkers' forum
Workers in the Motor City's auto plants will be the
featured speakers at a "Forum on the Detroit Auto-
workers' Struggle" being sponsored tonight by the
Attica Brigade. The workers will discuss, among other
things, the ever-growing rift between the United Auto
Workers and rank-and-file union members. The forum
is in Lecture Rm. 1 of the Modern Languages Bldg. at
8 p.m. Co-sponsors of the forum include the Human
Rights Party's Labor Committee, the New World Film
Co-op and the Radical Student Union.
"
Picketing scheduled
The Farah Strike Committee announced yesterday a
shift in its schedule of local picketing. Picketing of
Feigel's department store on Main St. is now set for
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and from noon to 2 p.m.
on Saturdays each week until Christmas - an at-
tempt to capitalize on peak hours for Christmas shop-
ping. According to committee spokeswoman Sylvia Brill,
the boycott of Farah slacks has thus far caused the
company to shut down two of its manufacturing plants,
one in Victoria, Texas, and one in Las Cuces, New
Mexico.
"
Lettuce' report
The students of Alice Lloyd Hall yesterday voted by
a 6-1 margin to continue the University's boycott of
non-union lettuce. That policy, which has been in effect
for over a year and a half, is in danger of being rescind-
ed today at a meeting of the .Housing Policy Board.
Earlier this month, the University Housing Council, an
advisory body composed solely of students, recommend-
ed ending the dorms' participation in the boycott effort.
Happenings...
. . . are wide-ranging and profuse. The Collegium
Musicum presents "Filius Getron," an eccesiastical play,
at St. Mary's Student Chapel tonight and tomorrow night
at 8 p.m. . . . Michigan Women in Science are sponsor-
ing a forum which hopes to be "An Analysis of Af-
firmative Action," tonight at 7:30 in the Rackham As-
sembly Hall. University A-A Director Nellie Varner will
speak . . . There will be a public meeting tonight on
Christmas safety at the King of Kings Lutheran Church,
2685 Packard, at 7:30 p.m. Harry Jottke, Federal Con-
sumer Affairs director for the Cleveland area, will
speak on safe toys and a safe home . . . Music by
Bach, Beethoven and others is the featured attraction
at the meeting of the Bach Club, tonight at 8 p.m. in
East Quad's Greene Lounge . . . There will be a special
meeting of the Michigan Undergraduate Economics
Association to discuss tenure and curriculum at 7:30
pgm. Rm. 102 of the Economics Bldg. . . . And there will
be a meeting of the Housing Policy Committee tonight in
Dining Rm 4 of West Quad. Under discussn will be
the proposed lifting of the lettuce boycott in the dorms.
"
Oil shortage a hoax?
Sen. Franl Moss (D-Utah) told a Senate Interior sub-
committee yesterday that last winter's heating-oil short-
age may have been a creation of the major oil com-
panies. Moss - lead-off witness in the subcommittee's
hearings on competition in the oil industry - said in-
formation gathered by his Commerce Committee indi-
cated that there was "a plan conjured up by the major
oil company suppliers which resulted in the shortages
in the Upper Plains states." Charles Spahr of Standard

Oil Company of Ohio later told the committee, "those
who portray the industry as conspirators (sic) against
consumers are doing a disservice."
r
'Uncle Sam: A sucker
Wealthy white businessmen are using blacks to
front for them in getting government loans and con-
tracts aimed at aiding minority businesses, according to
a congressional investigator. Curtis Prins told the House
Banking Committee yesterday that Nixon's "black capi-
talism" programs run through the Small Business Ad-
ministration (SBA) is being ripped-off by whites who
set up blacks as fronts in companies which they actually
control. One former SBA area chief from Richmond,
Va. allegedly made some $11.7 million dollars in minor-
ity loans to firms controlled by his brother-in-law.
On the inside .. .
. . . Marnie Heyn reviews the University Dancers
on the Arts Page . . . Guest Writer Penny Kramer
examines local merchants' protests against the city's bot-
tle ordinance, on the Editorial Page . . . Sports Editor
Dan Borus blasts college athletics on the Sports Page.
O

Fuel shortage

has

By CHERYL PILATE
Despite the present energy crisis, the University
probably will not be suffering any major utility cut-
backs according to Plant Department sources.
Widespread rumors that the University will extend
Christmas vacation to conserve heating fuel appear
to be without foundation.
MOST UNIVERSITY officials contacted yesterday
denied flatly that any such plan was under considera-
tion.
A high administration source, however, said an
extended vacation had been considered but was
ultimately rejected. The source said the administra-
tion may issue a statement early next week specif-
ically ruling'out such a move.
"We do not anticipate any cutbacks in either elec-

tricity or natural gas," said University Physical
Properties Director John Weidenbach.
BECAUSE THE University is heated with natural
gas, it is unlikely that it will be affected by the 15
per cent heating oil cutback ordered by President
Nixon Sunday night.
No electricity shortage is foreseen either, although
the University outlay for electricity has grown 273
per cent since the 1969-1970 school year.
The increase in cost is due to an increase in con-
sumption (7-12 per cent yearly) as well as rate hikes
LAST SEPTEMBER, the Detroit Edison Co. which
supplies about 70 per cent of the University's elec-
trical power, raised its rates more than 13 per cent.
The University now spends more money on various
forms of energy than any other budgetary item ex-
cept salaries and wages.

li ttle eff
Last year the University spent approximately
$5,900,000 on electricity, heating fuel, and motor fuel.
This year it is estimated that $6,700,000 will be spent
on e n e r g y, $400,000 more than was originally
budgeted.
Part of the extra money for fuel will be taken out
of the surplus tuition collected by the University. The
Regents approved that allocation at their November
meeting.
In the face of increased utility costs, an Energy
Conservation Task Force (ECTF) has been formed
to investigate methods of electricity and fuel con-
servation.
Composed of three professors, seven administra-
tors, two researchers and two students, the ECTF has
formulated a number of energy-conserving sugges-
tions.

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ONE OF THE major goals of the ECTF is to
enlist the cooperation of University consumers in
reducing energy consumption.
The committee has recommended that the tem-
perature in all University buildings except the Hos-
pital be kept at 65-68 degrees and during vacations
that the thermostat be kept between 55-60 degrees.
The task force has also recommended that artifi-
cial lighting in hallways and commons areas should
not exceed 20-30 foot-candles. (A foot-candle is the
amount of illumination of a standard candle over a
circle one foot in radius.)
ALTHOUGH M A N Y thermometers h a v e been
turned down, ths temperature in many buildings has
See NO, Page 2

RUMBLING TRUCKS BLAMED

Mor(
WASHINGTON (Reuter)-A
White House lawyer testified
in federal c o u r t yesterday
that more gaps exist on sub-
poenaed t a p e recordings of
President Nixon's conversa-
tions about the Watergate af-
fair, but he said there was a
logical explanation f o r the
gaps and there was no reason
to believe v o i c e s had been
erased.

gaps
White House Counsel Fred
Buzhardt told the court the
gaps apparently o c c u r r e d
when the secret tape record-
ing system was apparently ac-
tivated by background noises
at the White House, such as
trucks rumbling by outside.
THEORETICALLY, the tape re-
cording system should only have
been activated by someone speak-
ing in the President's office.
Buzhardt said that technicians

discovered

In

tapes

Johnson names
members in new
probe o f SGC

By STEPHEN SELBST
Vice President for Student Serv-
ices Henry J o h n s o n yesterday
announced the names of those who
will serve on his controversial com-
mittee charged with the task of re-
organizing the Student Government
Council.
Johnson also announced that the
new body, known as the Student
Governance Commission, will hold
its first organizational meeting to-
morrow. The group will be com-
posed of 14 students, four faculty
members and four members rep-
resenting the University staff.
THE COMMISSION was created
last month by the Regents in re-
sponse to what they termed the
"rock bottom level" of interest in
student government.
The action followed a. fall SGC
election that managed to attract a
paltry 950 voters, less than three
per cent of the student body.
An interim report on the group's
progress is slated for presentation
to the Regents at their December
meeting. A final report is supposed
to be ready by the end of the
winter semester.
ACCORDING TO Johnson the

copying the tapes discovered the
new gaps.
Disclosure that there are more
gaps in the tapes came just one
week after White House lawyers
told Watergate Judge John Sirica
that an 18-minute segment was
accidentally erased in a conver-
sation President Nixon had with
former Chief-of-Staff H. R. (Bob)
Haldeman.
THAT CONVERSATION t o o k
place June 20, 1972, three days
after discovery of the Watergate
break-in and bugging. Prosecutors
believed the Nixon-Haldeman dis-
cussion could help prove the Pres-
ident's guilt or innnocence in the
Watergate cover-up.
The White House had previously
said that no tapes existed of two
other conversations the President
had about Watergate.
Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste
disclosed that when the originals
of the tape recordings were copied
on Nov. 14 technicians noted dur-
ing the copying process that a
meter they were watching appear-
ed to indicate places on several of
the tapes, where there were no
voices.
BUZH4ARDT acknowledged that
there-were places on some of the
tapes where there were no con-
versations in progress.
But he said these were places
where the machine was apparently
turned on by background noises.
He said technicians told him
there were periods on the tapes
lacking any identifiable conversa-
tion, but that these were not in
the nature of the 18-minute gap
that had been the subject of testi-
mony the last several days.
EARLIER IN the day the White
House announced that Nixon will
release information about his per-
sonal finances that will lay to rest
misconceptions and allegations of
unethical conduct.
Presidential Spokesman Gerald
Warren disclosed yesterday that
separate packages of documents
will be provided to all members of
Congress and all state governor3.
Warren said the documents will
refute suspicions of shady dealings
by the President and allegations
that the administration dropped
anti-trust charges against Interna-
tional Telephone and Telegraph
Corp. (ITT) and permitted in-
creases in milk prices in return
for political contributions.
HE DECLINED to say whether
copies of the President's income
tax returns would be provided but
gave an assurance that the infor-
mation released would be thorough
and complete.
Warren said two of the issues to
be discussed were allegations that
Tricia Cox, the President's elder
daughter, paid no taxes on a prop-
erty investment in Florida and
that a one million dollar invest-
ment trust had been created for
Nixon since he took office in 1969.
The White House spokesman said
it was possible that the first pack-
age of information, dealing with
Nixon's personal finances, woaild
be released this week.

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
Flying fingers
Guitarist Narcisco Yepes delights the audience with a selection played on his custom-made 12 string
guitar. Yepes performed under the sponsorship of tha University's Musical Society last night at Rack-
ham Aud.
RULES COMMITTEE VOTE:
House action hreatens
camp aig reformbl

VP Johnson

group will explore such questions
as new modes of student govern-
ment, election procedures, appro-
priation and budgetary controls,
incentives for student involvement,
limits to SGC event programming
See JOHNSON, Page 2

Conviet's extradition
sought, in Fahr ease
By DAN BIDDLE
The Eaton County prosecutor's office in Charlotte, Mich. yesterday
issued a first degree murder warrant for the arrest and extradition of
Orville Leland Davis, the escaped convict who may have kidnapped and
killed University student Melanie Fahr last March.
Police indicated last night that the long-awaited warrant is based
on evidence that the bullet which killed Fahr was fired from a gun in
Davis' possession at the time.
DAVIS, who'is presently in custody in Milwaukee and awaiting trial

WASHINGTON (A')-In a move
that could kill chances for passage
of legislation aimed at reforming
the present system of campaign
financing, the House Rules Com-
mittee yesterday urged the House
to reject a Senate passed reform
plan.
This highly unusual maneuver
was recommended by the Rules
Committee in a unanimous voice
vote at a special session. The tra-
ditional step would be to submit
such disputes to a Senate-House
conference panel.
THE SENATE tacked the reform
amendments on a bill calling for
the extension of the federal debt
ceiling.
Rep. Al Ullman (D-Ore), acting
chairman of the Ways and Means
Committee, denouncedthe Senate's
action of putting such major
amendments aboard the debt ceil-
ing extension bill. President Nixon
must sign the legislation by mid-
night tomorrow or the government
will face severe financing prob-
lems.
The Senate-approved legislation
would divert federal tax dollars to
pay for presidential and congres-
sional campaigns. It would also set
sharp limits on the .amount of
money a given candidate could
spend.
THE LEGISLATION was drawn
up in response to the numerous
financialabuses committed by the
Committee to Re-elect the Presi-
dent during the 1972 election. The
f mmitAp rnic -i m W)millin

meet on a compromise approach
today before the scheduled House
vote.
The House had approved its ver-
sion of the debt measure free of all
amendments. The bill would hike
the national debt limit to a tem-
porary $475.7 billion through June
30, 1974. Without the new legis-
lation, the limit would automatical-
ly plunge to its permanent $400
billion effect Saturday when the
actual debt is expected to be about
$467 billion.
IN APPROVING the House-

passed figure for the new debt
ceiling, the Senate Tuesday night
tacked on a landmark provision
calling for federal financing of
presidential and congressional cam-
paigns. Sen. Walter Mondale (D-
Minn.) hailed the public financing
plan as "the Senate's answer to
Watergate."
However, at the Rules Commit-
tee hearing, Ullman said it would
be a "total disaster" to take such
a major provision as part of this
bill since it has not been considered
by congressional committees.

on charges stemming from a re-
lated incident, has repeatedly re-
fused to offer information abouthis
suspected role in the abduction and
slaying of Fahr eight months ago
yesterday. Davis' attorney is ex-
pected to fight the warrant which
orders that his client be extradited
to Eaton County and stand trial for
Fahr's murder.
Fahr, a native of Troy, Mich.,
who majored in oceanography, dis-
appeared early on the morning of
Marchi28 after driving, a friend
home in her 1970 Chevelle. The car
turned up in Davis' possession 24

Senate passes bill
for Saxbe approval,
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON-The Senate yesterday passed, 75 to 16, a bill
intended to make Sen. William Saxbe (R-Ohio) constitutionally eligible
for appointment as attorney general.
President Nixon has held up submission of Saxbe's nomination
awaiting passage of the legislation, which now goes to the House.
CA n mAIXT C innlin..ln hon sir OAm anr - - fto ha -n c t

Union exosed in
skin mag cover-up
By JACK KROST
To the dismay of countless closet male chauvinists all
over campus, the Michigan Union has purged all the "flesh"
magazines from its lobby concession stand.
The Playboys, Penthouses and Ouis that normally adorn
the shelves were removed yesterday afternoon on instructions
from the Union management.
According to Union Assistant General Manager Jim
Hilton, the ax fell on the pages of pulchritude because the
magazines "simply weren't selling."
STANFIELD WELLS, ,the Union's general manager,
echoed his assistant's line commenting, "We weren't making
our margin of profits."
The Union brass. however, apoarently forgot to inform

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