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Housing hearings scheduled
The Single Student Housing Rate Study Committee
will be discussing possible increases in University hous-
ing room and board rates at open meetings from 3-5
p.m. today and Friday, and again on Wednesday and
Friday of next week. According to Claude Orr, associate
director of housing, the meetings represent the last
opportunity students will have to make their views known
on the housing rate issue. The committee is vested with
making recommendations on rate changes to the hous-
ing office.
Ecology drive planned
Hold onto those old telephone directories! The Univer-
sity's Energy Conservation Task Force is starting an
ecology drive to collect old directories when new ones
are distributed this week. The group plans to designate
conveniently located drop points soon where books can
be discarded, according to task force chairman, David
Heebink. The directories will then be picked up and
brought to the Ecology Center for recycling.
Ford lays off workers
The Ford Motor Co. yesterday said parts shortages
caused by a strike in Canada has forced the layoff of
22,033 hourly workers who will return to their jobs when
parts are available. The layoffs-which will affect Ford's
General Products Division plant in Ypsilanti-are in ad-
dition to the more than 177,000 workers being idled this
month and in January because of slumping big-car sales
due to the energy crisis. The majority of the layoffs are
for less than one week as automakers trim more than
100,000 cars from production schedules.
Happenigs,. ..
.. .are topped by a documentary film on Anais Nin
presented by the Center for the Continuing Education of
Women at MLB, 7 and 9 p.m. The entrance fee is $2.50
to go to the group's scholarship fund . . . the Stilyagi Air
Corps meet in the Vulcan Rm. of the Union at 7:30 to-
night . . . the University Players present Shakespeare's
Cymbeline at Trueblood at 8 p.m. . .. and the ski team
convenes at the Union, Anderson Rm, at 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Petroleum fined
Phillips Petroleum Co. and its former board chairman
pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to naking an
illegal $100,000 contribution to President Nixon's 1972
re-election campaign. U. S. District Court Judge Howard
Corcoran in Washington fined the company $5,000 and
William Keeler, former Phillips board chairman, $1,000.
Keeler could also have drawn up to a one-year prison
term under the maximum sentence for the crime.
Pioneer still sending data
Pioneer 10 has sailed safely through Jupiter's radia-
tion belts, and is still transmitting important data as it
heads for the Milky Way. Project scientists have esti-
mated that Pioneer's radio may continue to send data
for five years, out to a distance of two billion miles
from earth near the orbit of the planet Uranus. They
have already begun to study data that charted the
shape and nature of the giant planet Jupiter's magnetic
field, measured the magnitude of violent radiation belts
and promised to reveal delicate details of the turbulent
Jovian atmosphere. "I'm elated. What else can I say,"
said Charles Hall, Pioneer project manager, after the
unmanned 570-pound spacecraft-nearly destroyed by
violent radiation storms - swept within 81,000 miles of
Jupiter's colorful cloud tufts.
Back to the picketline
UFW organizers may now have eight picketers in
A&P parking lots across the state and unlimited number
on the sidewalks, according to a modified injunction
handed down by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge
William Hampton. Also, the picketers are now allowed
to use the A&P name in their literature and carry on
their secondary boycott against the store. The new rul-
ing alters last week's temporary injunction, which
banned secondary boycotting and forbade more than two
picketers on A&P property. Hampton made the decisin
Monday after the boycott's lawyer, William Mazey, de-
nied the A&P allegations of "menacing, assaulting and
harrassing" by picketers.

Big, bad Santa
Although he may be labeled a Scrooge, a psychology
professor in New York says that a roly-poly Santa Claus
can be a very frightening figure to young children. Da-
vid Elkind says that three and four-year-olds often have
a different idea of the Santa image than what adults
have. "Some children," he said, "are as afraid of Santa
as they are of any other strangers," he says. The Uni-
versity of Rochester prof says parents shouldn't pres-
sure their kids into visiting Santa. In addition, he cau-
tions parents to prepare them for the visit of the chuck-
ling man in red. "Tell them what'sthappeningwhile you
wait in line," he said. "And take them to a reputable
Oan the inside .
.on the Arts Page, Jim Kentch takes a fanciful
look at -Briarwood Shopping Mall . . . on the Sports
Page, everything-you-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-
ask about last night's Toledo-Michigan basketball game
is presented . . . and on the Editorial Page, Ron Beck
writes about increasing the power of the Housing Policy

Early in November, the infant
Organization of Teaching Fellows
(OTF) took a key role in pres-
suring the University into a $2 mil-
lion allocation of surplus tuition
revenues to teaching fellows.
A month later the organization
has yet to win any measure of Uni-
versity recognition, however. Now
that the heat is no longer on, the
OTF may find it far more diffi-
cult to recruit a majority of the
University's TF's into its ranks.
LOCKED in a double bind, OTF
is faced with University President
Robben Fleming's refusal to deal
with anything but a legally consti-

The te
tuted bargaining agent, and a gen-
eral unwillingness among TFs to
unionize. OTF's future appears to
depend on finding some middle
ground as a non-union "permanent
association" - dependent, as
teaching fellows have always been,
on the faculty for support.
The OTF's dilemma stems in
large part from the agility with
which Fleming responded to its
demands for restoration of finan-
cial support taken away from TFs
over the summer.
One day before the well-pub-
licized mass meeting at which the
TFs were expected to vote to
strike, Fleming announced that $2
million generated by excess tuition





future TFs
ing's arra
tory" and
lion packa
mass meet
were still
OTF as tl

would be spent on They were so pleased with the out-
come, in fact, that they didn't even
bother to vote on whether or not
GH the TFs expressed they still wanted to strike.
s about the position of Since the excitement subsided,
unprotected by Flem- action in OTF has been slow. A
ngement, they hailed new executive committee was vot-
move as a "great vic- ed in to replace those whose ap-
embraced the $2 mil- pointments are ending or who are
ge. The night of the retiring to their school work. A
ing four hundred TFs membership drive which aims to
militant enough to vote collect $1 dues from a majority of
ingly for recognition of the University'sr1600 TFsjbegins
heir bargaining agent. this week.

OTF activists say they want to
talk to Fleming about the final al-
location of the $2 million this
year and the status of TFs in the
future, but neither Fleming nor
Vice President Allan Smith, with
whom the TFs dealt prior to Flem-
ing's $2 million bombshell, will
agree to meet with them.
"THE UNIVERSITY can't agree
to recognize a bargaining agent for
any of its employes unless it is
forced to as prescribed under
Michigan law," Smith explained.
"This is Regental policy, this is
our legal responsibility, and we
intend to stick bysit," he added.
When an OTF representative


sity legal counsel, whom he said
could acquaint OTF with the re-
quirements for unionization.
OTF executive committee mem-
ber Sandy Silberstein called Flem-
ing's refusal to meet with TFs
"completely unreasonable", charg-
ing that Fleming is using the
law as a pretext to "force us up
against the wall."
FLEMING told the Daily last
Friday that if OTF wanted any
kind ofrUniversity recognition, "it
would require an election" - a
See OTF, Page 8

with Fleming
recently, t h e
only refer him1

over the
to Univer-







Truckers block
in protest o If hu

gel prices,

By Reuter and AP

to the illegal bhl

WASHINGTON-The Nixon Administration is ac- gasoline rationi
tively considering a plan for higher gasoline taxes States.
combined with negotiable rationing coupons to fight Johnson agree
the oil shortage, a treasury official said yesterday. a variation ofa
William Johnson, special assistant to Deputy Secre- was only one o
tary of the Treasury William Simon, told the House
of Representatives Ways and Means Committee the LATER IN TI
Administration will likely present a program that said it will mak
combines both a higher gasoline tax and rationing. on whether to ra
This was disc
JOHNSON OUTLINED to the tax-writing committee named by Pres
a unique proposal for a gasoline tax of between 30 agency to deal w
cents and SO cents a gallon. The President
The proposal, he suggested, could be combined with federal energyo
a book of coupons to car owners that would exempt under Simon unt
them from a tax on a limited amount such as 10
gallons per week. MEANWHILE
Since the coupons would be issued by national banks prices, dwindlin
and would have a value, a member of Congress said, blocked highway
this could be a form of "white market"-in contrast for a nationwide
Save banana peels!1
Household garbage
may be future fuel
Save that banana peel!
Someday, that peel, as well as other food and paper wastes may
be used to help produce electrical power.
Of the many alternative fuels being proposed by , University re-
searchers as possible remedies to the energy crunch, the cheapest and
most available resource is good old household garbage.
Physics Prof. Marc Ross feels that "the use of garbage must be
seriously considered in the near future - it is cheap, easy, and has
proved= viable."
Although Ross believes that recycling paper waste is more bene-
ficial than but burning it, he feels that "most of America is too lazy to
separate paper waste from the rest of their garbage."
THERE ARE three basic methods for converting garbage into
a useable fuel: burning, heating, and bacterial action.
According to Ross, the most profitable process is direct burning of
waste to produce steam that can be converted into electrical power.
Molecular breakdown by bacterial action produces a methane gas;
heating under pressure produces carbon, an oil, and a gas - all useable
energy sources.
ROSS CONTENDS that even if garbage was fully utilized, however,
that it could only provide 2 per cent of the country's total energy needs.
"This country, needs to cut back on its fuel consumption--energy has
been too cheap in the past and has prevented people from thinking
of better ways to produce it," says Ross.
The main drawback with burning garbage is air pollution, which
Ross feels is a "solvable problem."
He adds that the possibility of using garbage to produce heat at the
University is being considered.
See SAVE, Page 2

ack market during World War II when
ng was last imposed in the United
ed that what he was speaking of was
a white market plan, but added this
f the proposals being discussed.
'HE DAY, the Nixon Administration
e a decision by the end of this month
ation gasoline.
losed by Simon minutes after he was
sident Nixon to head a new super
with the worsening fuel crisis.
announced that he had established a
office in the White House, tooperate
til the new agency had been approved.
truckers angxy over higher fuel
ng supplies and lower speed limits
ys in four states. Some drivers called
It was not immediately clear
whether the demonstrations were
part of a coordinated effort, al-
though some drivers apparently
were involved in more than one
In Los Angeles' OverdrivesMaga-
zine, which bills itself as "the
voice of the American trucker,"
called for a nationwide walkout on
Dec. 13 and 14. A spokesperson
said the protest would signify "the
ultimate in fuel conservation."
Mike Parkhurst, editor and pub-
lisher of the magazine, said at a
news conference that the protests
were not directly related to his
statement, but claimed they re-
flected the same frustrations.
He said he was urging the stop-
page to protest "the proposed 55
mile-an-hour speed limit for trucks,
as well as a general protest over
the fuel shortages which are caus-
ing delay and aggravation to the
nation's truckers."
The American Trucking Associa-
tion and the Teamsters Union de-
nied any involvement in yesterday's
protest in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New
Jersey and West Virginia.
AND IN another fuel crisis de-
velopment, The Senate voted last
night to put the nation on year-
round daylight saving time for the
next 22 months. The measure, of-
fered as part of the federal energy
program, will allow a state to ex-
empt itself from daylight time dur-
ing the winter months. A state with
two or more time zones could ex-
empt any zone.
The vote was 68 to 10. The House
has passed a similar bill, and a
conference committee will come
up with a compromise of the two

Daily Photo by TERRY McCARTHY
Sweet nothings in his ear-
It's that hoofbeats-on-the-rooftop time of year again, and the bewhiskered fellow shown exchanging
secrets with two-year-old Michelle Davids is none other than Santa Claus himself. He paid a visit to
the fifth floor of Mott Children's Hospital yesterday, to spread good cheer and bags of candy provided
by the city's fire department. Mr. Claus refused to reveal his actual identity, insisting that he's known
only as "Nick."

Suspect arrested after
gunfight with Dexter cop
By CHRIS PARKS car. cation. The pair then fled the scene
and DAN BIDDLE Holloway's partner, whose iden- in Vaughn's maroon-and-white
venty-year-old Roy Holloway tity remains uncertain, is still at Dexter prowl car, later abandon-
in University Hospital last large. ing it in the woods off Superior
t nursing a gunshot wound and According to the police, the two Township Rd. north of Ypsilanti.


facing attempted murder charges
following a wild caper early yes-
terday morning in which he and a
partner allegedly traded shots with
a Dexter policeman and stole his

men shot it out with Patrolman
Hugh Vaughn on the streets of
Dexter at around two yesterday
morning after Vaughn had stop-
ped their car to check for identifi-

Johnson hits campus
police force scheme

VAUGHN WAS NOT injured in
the gun battle.
Holloway, who turned himself in
to his probation officer early yes-
terday afternoon, was immediate-
ly hospitalized with gunshot
wounds in his leg. His condition
was described as "good" last night
and he was expected to be re-
leased from University Hospital
"in a couple of days" according
to Washtenaw County Sheriff's of-
A sheriff's spokesman said last
night that Holloway will be charg-
ed with armed robbery and as-
sault with intent to commit mur-

Fierce N. Vietnamese attack
captures key provincial town

In a UniversityrCouncil meeting
last night, Vice President for Stu-
dent Services Henry Johnson took

ing University security. Presently
the group is reviewing the IACP
proposal and preparing to offer
recommendations to President Rob-
h0n Fl'invnn a,,tlornttc~r

SAIGON (Reuter)-South Viet-
namese forces pulled out of the
town of Kien Duc near the Cam-

had fought since before dawn under
heavy artillery barrages in the
dusty streets of the tiny hill town,

Vietnamese mounted its biggest
offensive since the ceasefire.

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