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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol LXXXIV, No. 97 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 26, 1974 Ten Cents

Eight Pages



'Trickster' Stephenson
The members of the Blue Ribbon Citizen's Commission
on Rent Control are hopping mad at Mayor James Steph-
enson for what they call his "political tricksterism".
Stephenson last week'leaked to the press the Commis-
sion's preliminary findings, which the mayor claimed put
the panel in direct opposition to the Human Rights Party
sponsored Rent Control proposal. In a statement issued
yesterday, the members blast Stephenson charging that
his actions have "resulted in confusion and misconcep-
tion rather than clarification." They say the Commis-
sion's final report will be made public in several weeks
and only then can citizens get the whole story on the
panel's findings.
Hard bargain
A fact-finder is expected to be named early next
week to help resolve the dispute between the Univer-
sity and negotiators for Local 1583 of the American Fed-
eration of State, County and Municipal Employes (AFSC-
ME). Both sides agreed to the introduction of a fact-
finder at a Sunday meeting when-after some 300 hours
and 40 sessions of bargaining-they felt themselves to be
at an impasse. The dispute affects some 2400 service-
maintenance employes at the University.
'U'" kudos
Four 'U' creative writing students will have their work
published in a book entitled "Intro 6" which is sched-
uled to be released by Doubleday in August. The book
is a collection of prize-winning poems from students
across the country and is designed to aid in the teach-
ing of creative writing. Local winners were Mary Berg-
land, '75, Joseph Salerno, Grad, Kerry Thomas, Grad,
and David Tucker, Grad. Bergland, Salerno and Tucker
all won poetry awards in last year's Hopwood compe-
Tax dodger?
Internal Revenue Service bloodhounds are apparently
up to more these days than scrutinizing President Nix-
on's income tax records, and are tackling smaller game
as well. For failure to pay his telephone tax two and a
half years ago, Daily photographer David Margolick has
been threatened with seizure of his "salary or wages ...,
bank accounts, receivable cmmissions, or other income,
property, or rights to property" and anything else be-
longing to him. The money in question, one dollar and
nineteen cents, includes a five cent penalty and the
nickel interest accrued to the account. Margolick plans
to reluctantly pay his debt, but says that in the mean-
time he will zealously guard his bed mattress, tooth-
brush, and other personal effects from any anxious IRS
. are full on this Saturday and are topped by a big
sock hop set to begin at 8:30 tonite at Markley. Several
lip-synch bands will be on hand to provide entertainment
and numerous prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed
and best-dancing greasers . . . the Ann Arbor Chapter of
the Indochina Peace Campaign is sponsoring a series of
lectures and discussions today to commemorate the first
anniversary of the Vietnam peace accords. Several pro-
fessors will speak on the situation in various countries
and discussions of future strategy will take place. Things
get underway at 3:00 pm. in rooms 124 and 126 of East
Quad . . . the sports file is heavy today with four sepa-
rate events taking place around the 'U'. A gymnastics
meet at Crisler Arena will be held at 1:30 pm. . . . Michi-
gan swimmers meet Northwestern in Matt Mann Pool at
4:00 pm. . . . also at 4:00 pm. the top-ranked Michigan
wrestlers host a meet with Illinois in Crisler Arena . .
finally a Michigan-Minnesota hockey match swings into.
action at 7:30 pm. in Yost Field House.
Ieantown blues
According to FBI statistics, the city of Boston leads
the nation in the all-important category of auto thefts.
Beantown autos are swiped at an average of two per
hour and as a consequence, residents pay unusually high
insurance premiums. Rumor has it that whole neighbor-
hoods are contemplating a move to North Dakota, the

safest state in the union to park a car according to the
same FBI statistics.
Impeachment note
House Republican leader John Rhodes (R-Ariz.) said
yesterday that members of the House Judiciary Commit-
tee who have publicly called for President Nixon's im-
peachment should disqualify themselves from voting on
the issue. Three of the committee's 38 members have
already introduced resolutions calling for the President's
impeachment. One of those members, Rep. Robert Drin-
nan (D.-Mass.) said yesterday Rhodes was "impunging
our integrity. I have an open mind" he continued. "The
President is going to have a hearing. I hope he can ex-
culpate himself.
On the inside . .
Enjoy the sunshine fast! A developing storm to the
south of us in conjunction with a frontal system moving
in from the west will cause increasing cloudiness with
rain developing by evening. Maximum temps today 43-48






from $4.25 to $$5.25 a barrel-reflecting an annual rate

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Federal Energy Chief William Simon indi-
cated yesterday he would not oppose a growing movement in Congress
for a rollback in petroleum prices as long as it does not hurt the oil
"We have no problem in setting back the price so that it would be
at reasonable levels," Simon said in testimony before the Senate Per-
manent Investigations subcommittee.
BUT HE QUICKLY added that he would oppose a rollback to "an
uneconomic level" for the industry.
Simon's Federal Energy Office (FEO) meanwhile reported it had
discovered a "major discrepancy" in the oil industry's weekly crude
oil production figures. The office said its figures differed from the in-
dustry's figures by 1.1 million barrels.
David Oliver, the FEO's acting chief of oil and gas statistics, said
the error probably was "statistical," but he could not rule out the possi-
bility the error indicated stockpiling or hoarding by the industry.

HE SAID crude oil stocks now stand at 230 million barrels-the low-
est since 1968.
Sens. Adlai Stevenson (D-Ill.) and Warren Magnuson (D-Wash.) yes-
terday joined a growing list of lawmakers calling for a rollback in pe-
troleum prices. They said they would introduce legislation next week
for a rollback to Dec. 1 levels of about $4.25 a barrel.
Similar suggestions were made Thursday by Sens. Henry Jackson
(D-Wash.) and Walter Mondale (D-Minn.).
JACKSON, chairman of the investigations subcommittee, questioned
Simon about the rollback proposals. Asked if prices could be rolled back
to $7 a barrel, the energy chief replied: "That can be accomplished."
Simon said he feared that a rollback might hurt the nation's smaller
stripper oil wells. But he reiterated an earlier statement that the coun-
try cannot allow the domestic price of oil to go to emotional levels."
In a speech to the Consumer Federation of America, Stevenson re-
called that the Cost of Living Council allowed the wholesale price of old

oil to increase
of 26 per cent.

PRIOR TO that, he said, the administration removed price controls
on new oil, allowing the price to go up from $3.40 to more than $10 a
barrel in less than a year.
Stevenson added that the major oil companies' revenues increased
$25 billion in 1973 and predicted they would go up even more this year.
"The massive transfer of dollars from consumers to oil companies
has already gone far beyond the oil companies' ability to invest these
funds in expanded exploration," Stevenson said.
HE SAID that under his bill all petroleum price increases would be
rolled back to Dec. 1 levels, except for nonpetroleum cost increases such
as gasoline station overhead. He said this would cancel about one-fourth
of the petroleum price increases of last year.
Israeli troops
pullout;, peace

pact in


By Reuter
TEL AVIV - Convoys of Israeli troops and armor yester-
day poured homewards across the Suez canal as Israel with-
drew from the Egyptian territory it had taken during Octo-
ber's Yom Kippur War.
Formal withdrawal, agreed in the troop disengagement
pact signed a week ago, was set for noon. But cheerful young
Israelis were pulling back to new positions in the Sinai Desert
days before the deadline.
PACKED INTO BUSES, troop carriers, trucks and jeeps, they waved
V-for victory signs as they sped across the desert roads and over "The
Golden Gate", the huge concrete causeway south of Ismailia.
Others rocked across pontoon bridges spanning the canal. Military
sources here yesterday said one of the four original pontoon crossings
had already been dismantled in readiness for the total withdrawal from
the occupied area.
Under the disergagement pact, the Israelis are to hand over their
strongpoints and outposts to troops of the supervising United Nations
Emergency Force (UNEF) which in turn will hand them over to the
Egyptians.-_ -

AP Photo
Strike talk brewing
Two British miners grumble over their paltry pay checks yesterday. The miners have been prohibited from working overtime by their union,
which has threatened a national strike. The government has been forced to abandon plans to relax curbs on the crisis-striken British indus-
try. Leaders for the country's 269,000 coal miners called for a work stoppage that would cut off most fuel supplies from power stations
across England. (See related story, Page 3.)

Armed ebandits net




Three armed bandits stole a
total of $70 in two related armed
robberies in neighboring South and
West Quads between midnight and
1 a.m. yesterday morning.
According to victim Howard
Jacobson, '77, three males casual-
ly entered his half-open door at
12:15 a.m. and confronted his
roommate Steve Iskowitz, '77, and
a friend, Steve Fisher, '77, at
THE TALLEST of the three walk-
ed up to lskowitz and demanded
some dope while holding a 12-inch
butcher knife to his throat.
He then turned to Fisher and
Jacobson and ordered them to lie
face down on the floor.
Turning back to Iskowitz, he
threatened "you have three min-
utes to find some dope or I'll slit
your throat."
Iskowitz searched the room, but
could not produce any dope, Jacob-
son continued.
The armed assailant then repeat-
ed his threat and began searching
the room.
After he found Jacobson's wallet
containing $50, the shortest of the
three bandits appeared nervous
and urged his cohorts to leave.
THE ROBBERS then instructed
the students to count to 50 out loud
as they feld out the door. On the
way out, one of the three kicked
Iskowitz, who was lying face. down
on the floor.
Thirty minutes later, across the
street in South Quad, Mark Katzen-
berger, '77, and Tim Ryback, '76,
weretalking in their seventh floor
room with Debra Joy, '75, when
they heard a loid knock on the
door. Katzenberger opened the

ordered to lie face-down on the
floor, the duo threw a sleeping
bag over the students' heads and
began to search the room.
In the middle of the search, the
taller assailant said to his accln-
plice "check the closet Darryl."
WHILE THE THREE were lying
on the floor, the two bandits took
$15 from Katzenberg's wallet and
$5 from Joy's.


Then the robbers told the three
to count out loud to 300 and kicked
Katzenberger as they fled out the
"We fooled them though," Ry-
back added. "We only counted
to 100." r
THE THEIVES did not toucn the
d e s k calculator, television, or
It is believed they chose Jacob-

son's West Quad room because it
was near a stairway leading to a
courtyard door with, a broken lock.
All six victims concur in their
descriptions of the weapon and the
general description and apparel of
the assailants.
ANN ARBOR police detained but
released one suspect early Friday
morning after the victims could
not positively identify him.

Doctors discover cell damage
in habitual. marijuana tokers

BUT ALTHOUGH the withdrawal
was in full swing today, the actual
transfer of the whole southern sec-
tor of the Israeli held area will not
begin until noon on Monday.
Six hours afterwards, Egyptian
forces will move into the vacated
positions to take over from the
UNEF troops, under terms final-
ized Thursday between the chiefs-
of-staff of Egypt and Israel.
The area to be evacuated on Mon-
The area to be evacuated on
Monday stretches south of the
Suez-Cairo road.
will also take over the section of
the Sairo-Suez road held by Israel,
which will completely lift the siege
on the town of Suez.
Before dusk the road will also be
open for the Egyptian Third Army
east of the canal, which has been
virtually encircled by Israeli forces
since the October war.
The military accord, worked out
within the framework of the Ge-
neva peace conference, provides
for the establishment east of' the
canal of so - called "limitation
zones", the Egyptian zone along
the east bank proper and an Israeli
zone some 13 miles east of the wat-
THE NUMBER of troops and
types of armaments allowed in
these two zones are to be limited
and they will be separated by a
buffer zone held by UNEF troops.
The withdrawal from the west
bank, which started earlier this
week, appears to have been cheer-
In one village, correspondents
saw Israeli soldiers giving joy
rides to Egyptian children and vil-
lagers chatted with troops.
mous Kilometer 101 checkpoint on
the Cairo-Suez highway, where the
first truce contacts. were. made. It's
also where the November six-point
peace agreement was signed and
the disengagement pact was en-
dorsed last Friday.
Yesterday, UNEF troops started
removing the simple furniture and
a refrigerator from the outpost
which appears doomed to fade
back into its former anonymity.
The evacuation of the west bank
occupied area is due to be com-
n1lted h mid-Fehriurv while the

Union nixes final
contract proposal
Some 2,500 Teamster warehouse-
men and truck drivers rejected a
final contract offer from five De-
troit area supermarket chains yes
terday, continuing a two-week old
A majority of union members at
two of the chains-Chatham and
Great Scott-had ratified the con-
tract, but members of Farmer
Jack, Kroger and Wrigley super-
markets rejected the same agree-
THE UNION, Teamster Local
337, will continue striking all the
chains, since a majority of mem-
bers working at each chain were
needed to approve the contract.
The Teamsters are striking over
four basic issues-replacement of
absentees, split work week .sched-
ules, routes, and probationary per-
iods for employes.
During a lengthy bargaining ses-
sion last Tuesday, supermarket ne-
gotiators made what they called
their "final offer." Teamster ne-
gotiators took the proposal to the
members with no recommendation
either for or against ratification.
chief negotiator and spokesman for
the supermarket chains, about 1,500
non-union employes have already
been laid off by the chains. He ex-
pects more layoffs in the 400 su-
permarkets and 250 independent
groceries affected by the strike
if it continues.
Spokesmen for the union said
they plan to begin setting up
pickets at several supermarket
warehouses early today.
Meanwhile, merchandise in Ann
Arbor grocery stores seem to he
holding out. The main items low
in stock are fresh produce, pet
foods and paper products.
THE SHORTAGE of paper issue,
toweling and napkins is not, how-
ever, due to the trucker's strike,
but to an overall paper shortage,
according to one grocery store

bia University research group
yesterday revealed findings it
said represent "the first direct
evidence of cellular damage"
in man from habitual smoking
of marijuana.
The study, carried out by the
College of Physicians and Sur-
geons, stressed the role played
by marijuana in apparently
weakening the role of certain
white blood cells in fighting vir-
uses. It also dealt with the pos-
sible genetic effects of the ex-
tended use of dope.
headed the four-member re-
search team, said that "for a
long time educators and legis-
lators have wanted hard facts
about biological damage from
long-term use of this drug. Now
we are in a position to start
supplying them with such
The report called for a

"Legislators have wanted hard
facts about biological damage,
from long-term use of this drug.
Now we are in a position to supply
such facts."
-Dr. Gabriel Nahas

legalization without further an-
alysis of all the facts, ' Nahas
IN TESTS with control groups
Nahas' team said the white cells
ability to divide-to reproduce-
was 40 per cent less in regular
marijuana smokers than in non-

shima noted that this phenomon
combined w i t h chromosome
breakage may lead to "in-
creased attrition of white blood
cells and consequently to weak-
ened resistance to invading
NAHAS' GROUP, which in-
cluded Drs. Nicole Suciu-Foca

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