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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 78

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, December 9, 1973

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Dylan: The final word
This is the final word on the Dylan concert. There
will be no new information given by either UAC or by
The Daily. The only explanation of how tickets are go-
ing to be distributed will be in the Friday edition of the
Ann Arbor News and the Detroit News. Please cease
calling; we have no more answers. (Also, we reported
yesterday that ticket prices for the concert will be $6,
$7, and $8.50. We should have said $6, $7.50 and $8.50.
No bottle ruling now
Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Edward Deake says
he will not rule on the legality of the city's controversial
bottle ordinance for at least 90 days. The ordinance-
which makes a deposit of from two to five cents manda-
tory on all beer and soft drink bottles sold in the city-
is being contested by a group of local merchants. Hear-
ings on the ordinance wound up Friday with the judge
giving attorneys for the merchants and the city 30 days
to file legal briefs. Until Deake rules, a temporary re-
straining order preventing the city from enforcing the
law will remain in effect.
Happenings .. .
... Drug Help, Ozone House, and the Community Cen-
ter Project and holding an open house at their offices
at 621 E. William from 11 am to 4 pm . . . the U-M
Artists and Craftsmen Guild is sponsoring an Art Fair
in the Union Ballroom from noon to 6 . . . PTP is doing
Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" at Mendelssohn at 3 and
8 pm. . . . Smitty's Coffeehouse on the ground floor of
South Quad features folk music starting at 8 pm - - .
movies include Madame Bovary (Aud A Angell, 7 & 9
pm) and Monkey Business (Arch. Aud. 7 & 9:05 pm)
. . . and Monday at 8 pm, the Michigan Men's Glee
Club presents their First Annual Christmas Carol Sing-
along at the First Congregational Church on State and
Egypt to attend peace meeting
Egypt confirmed yesterday that it will attend the
proposed Dec. 18 peace parley in Geneva, but Deputy
Prime Minister Abdel Kader Hatem said his country
will refuse to negotiate two principals of Egyptian policy.
They are: (1) Total Israeli withdrawal from territories
occupied in the June, 1967 war, and (2) Restoration of
the rights of Palestinian people. Syria still says it won't
attend the conference until the Israelis pull back to the
Oct. 22 cease-fire lines.
Teamster boss says 'cool it'
Teamster Union President Frank Fitzsimmons came
away from high level talks with President Nixon and
energy czar William Simon with a plea to the nation's
truckers to put a halt to strikes and highway blockades.
Fitzsimmons was pushing for a 60-mile-an-hour truck
speed limit instead of the proposed 50-mile-an-hour limit.
Simon said he will consider the feasibility of increasing
the limit. The government has also promised to look into
allegations of "price gouging" of truck drivers by oil
companies. But Mike Parkhurst - editor of Overdrive
Magazine - says a national shutdown planned for the
end of this week is still on.
Wallace to run again
Gov. George Wallace will run next year for an un-
precedented third term as Alabama's chief executive
despite paralysis caused by a 1972 assassination attempt,
according to the AP. The 54-year-old governor has told
his friends he will wage an active campaign for the of-
fice. Some observers speculated that the effort may be
a prelude to another try for the presidency in 1976. Wal-
lace has refused to confirm or deny that ke will seek
Hunter becomes hunted
Sen. Edward Gurney (R-Fla.) of Watergate Committee
fame has agreed to appear before a federal grand jury
investigating a $300,000 "Gurney Booster Fund." The
federal probe centers on allegations that Larry Williams
of Orlando, Fla. solicited funds for Gurney from builders
seeking federal contracts from Gurney appointees. No
date has been set for Gurney's appearance.

Sunday: No gas
Americans and Michiganders face another "Gasless
Sunday" according to an AP survey which shows that
a majority of filling stations will close down from 9 pm
Saturday to midnight Sunday. Compliance last week was
roughly 80 per cent nationwide; it was somewhat less
than that in Michigan. And Michigan State Police Direc-
tor John Plants yesterday warned Motor State drivers
that hoarding or transporting gasoline may be' illegal.
Plants said gas must be carried in a bright red con-
tainer with "gasoline" written on it. No more than six
gallons per car is permitted.
On the it*s*de
. . Sunday Magazine features an article by Marcia
Zoslaw about waitresses in Ann Arbor . . . and you
can read all about yesterday's basketball and hockey
games on the Sports Page.

'Year c
PARIS (Reuter) - The United States
"Year of Europe" is drawing to a close in
an irritated, questioning atmosphere far
from the grand design for a new trans-At-
lantic relationship proclaimed by Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger in the spring.
When Kissinger is in Brussels for the
NATO foreign ministers meeting next week,
he will find many major European allies
in a critical frame of mind, according to
reports f r o m Reuters correspondents in
Western Europe.

f Euro
OFFICIALS IN the various countries join
in expressing admiration for the secretary
of state's negotiating skills. But the im-
plications of his world policies for Western
Europe are less welcome to many of them.
Reservations were immediately apparent
in some West European capitals after Kis-
singer's initial mention this spring of a new
Atlantic charter marking this the "Year (f
The French, in particular, feared that
the end result would be to cut Western
Europe off from playing a world role.

BUT IT WAS the Arab-Israeli War and
the ensuing diplomatic activity which really
injected the major irritant into trans-At-
lantic relations.
Kissinger and President Nixon recently
strongly criticized some of the NATO allies
for not giving greater support to the United
States when it was searching for ways of
ending the Arab-Israeli War immediately
after it began on Oct. 6.
On the other hand, some of the European
allies were aggreived that Washington did
not consult them before putting its armed

a snag
forces, including nuclear bomber and mis-
sile crews, on the alert throughout the
world in late October as a warning to Mos-
cow not to send troops to the Middle East.
THIS ALL ADDED to the evident unhap-
piness of France, Britain and some of the
other European partners at being left out
of the mainstream of peace-making efforts.
In general, the effect of Kissinger's direct
super-power diplomacy with the S o v i e t
Union has been to produce a new emphasis
on moving toward greater unison among
See TENSIONS, Page 2






Congress to review
Nixon's tax accounts
WASHINGTON (UPI)-Seeking to refute allegations he
has profited illegally from his office, President Nixon yesterday
issued an accounting of all his financial transactions over the
past 5/_ years.
It showed his net worth had tripled since he became
president, making him a millionaire.
OVER THAT SAME period he has paid a smaller percent-
age of his income in federal taxes-7 per cent-than would a

Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
Million dollar smile
Though he looks the galloping gourment, this little fellow is actually a patient at the Taft Children's
Clinic. Run jointly by the Dentistry School and Title I, Headstart, the clinic treats three and four year-
old children from the city's school system every Saturday morning. The service is provided free of
charge with dental and dental hygienist students volunteering their time.

family of four with an income
from a huge writeoff for con-
tributing his vice presidential
papers to the National Arch-
The accounting also showed he
has paid no state income taxes
since assuming office.
Both the President and a team
of tax attorneys asserted that all
his transactions were legal.
BUT TO eliminate any lingering
public doubt, Nixon asked a joint
committee of the Democratic-
controlled Congress to examine the
transactions and vouch for their
"I will abide by the committee's
judgment," Nixon said.
If the committee rules against
him on the gift of his papers, and
disallows an opinion by his at-
torneys that he does not have to
pay taxes on the sale of some
California property, Nixon could
be liable for more than $300,000 in
back taxes and interest.
AND, ALTHOUGH the statute of
limitations has run out on his
1969 deductions and he could not be
required to pay for that year, his
spokesman, Press Secretary Ronald
Ziegler, said Nixon would do so
anyway if the decision went against
When asked whether he believed
Nixon paid his fair share of federal
income taxes, Ziegler replied
Nixon's payments were "consistent
with the law and appropriate." As
for fairness, Ziegler said "I have
not talked about it with the Presi-
dent in those terms."
The documentation, thick as a
Russian novel, took a staff of a
dozen attorneys and accountants
more than threeweekstto as-
semble. Nixon called it the most
complete accounting of personal
finances ever provided by a presi-
IT REPRESENTED a major ef-
fort to refute widespread charges
of personal wrongdoings that have
crept into public print. A White
House spokesman said the docu-
mentation will be followed by other
similar "white papers" dealing
with Watergate and related mat-
The documents, authenticated by
an exhaustive $25,000 audit con-
ducted at -Nixon's expense by the

of $8,000. That results chiefly
of Nixon
highlights of President Nixon's per-
sonal financial disclosures:
closed his auditors recently con-
cluded he had a $117,370 profit on
a 1970 San Clemente land deal but
said he paid no capital gains taxes
at the time because his lawyers
and accountants told him in 1970
he owed none.
He asked a House-Senate taxation
committee to decide the capital
gains question and whether he act-
ed legally in claiming $500,000 in
deductions for donation of his vice
presidential papers.
TAXES - Newsmen were allow-
ed to inspect his federal income
tax returns for 1969 through 1972.
He paid less than $79,000 taxes in
those years, but aides said he
would voluntarily pay an addi-
tional $250,000 in back taxes if
the congressional committee de-
cides against him.
NET WORTH: An audit showed
his net worth increased from about
$307,000 in 1969 to about $988,000 in
1973, and that as of last May he
had $430,000 in bank deposits and
real estate valued at $964,000.
LAND DEALS: Most of the net
worth increase was attributed to
profitable real estate deals, in-
cluding a joint Florida venture
with daughter Tricia in which he
said they paid taxes on their
$111,270 profit.
SAN CLEMENTE: Nixon said he
and his wife will give their Cali-
fornia estate to the government
upontheir deaths. One of his law-
yers said this eventual transfer
could qualify him for an imme-
diate $120,000 tax deduction.

Gay women



discrimination at Rubaiyat

Members of the Gay Awareness
Women'srKollectivey(GAWK) have
filed complaints with the city's Hu-
man Rights Dept. against Greg
Fenerli, owner of the Rubaiyat
bar, charging him with discrimi-
nation against gay women.
Since last May when gay wom-
en began congregating at the bar
in large numbers, Fenerli and the
women have clashed on numerous
occasions over what he calls "their
openly sexual behavior."
"MY STANDARDS on public
sexual behavior are (he same for
heterosexuals as for gay people,"
maintains Fenerli. "These women
were exhibiting their sexual prac-
tices in public."
The gay women, on the other
hand, charge that their behavior
is "no more demonstrative than
that of straight couples." They
point to instances when Fenerli
has physically separated women
on the dance floor for merely danc-
ing together.
One one such occasion, Fenerli
shut down all the electricity and
stopped the music in an effort to
drive the women away. More re-

en's behavior has hurt his busi-
ness with straight people.
"I have no objection when these
women come in small groups and
behave discreetly, but lately 30
or 40 started coming together. At
times they go rowdy and forced
straight couples off the dance
floor," comments the bar owner.
"I DON'T WANT any single
group overtaking my establish-
ment, he adds. "I don't want the
Rubaiyat to be known as a gay

"What Fenerli doesn't seem to
understand is that our money is
as good as anyone elses," says
Jackie Bailey, the University's les-
bian advocate.
Bailey claims the gay women will
continue attending the Rubaiyat on
Thursday nights and GAWK has re-
soivtd "not to let this instance of
blatant discrimination pass quiet-
"WHAT WE'RE trying to do the
most right now is to gain the back-
ing of the community" says Bailey.

FBI files detail anti-Leftist tactics

files contain potentially explosive
information describing the tactics
used in a calculated effort to
destroy the New Left movement,
acording to informed Justice De-
partment sources.
The material is so sensitive that
only a handful of officials outside
the FBI know even general details

However, knowledgeable sources
say the program involved the wide-
spread use of agents-provocateurs
to infiltrate leftist groups and en-
courage them to undertake pos-
sibly violent activities.
THE LATE FBI Director J. Ed-
gar Hoover said as much when he
told FBI field offices, in the 1968
memo establishing the program, to

The sources say they doubt that
President Nixon or former Presi-
dent Lyndon Johnson knew of it.
THE BARE-BONES H o o v e r
memos and the FBI refusal to dis-
close additional information raise
scores of questions about the tac-
tics, the scope of the operation,
and the legality and constitutional-
ity of some of the methods.

been made by defense lawyers who
demanded access to relevant FBI
IN THOSE CASES, federal prose-
cutors have dropped the charges
rather than disclose the informa-
A third angle is the likelihood of
civil suits against department and
FBI officials claiming damages for
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