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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 98

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 27, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

The loyal opposition?
Rep. John McFall (D-Calif.) yesterday delivered what
was billed as the Democratic party's response to Presi-
dent Nixon's recent energy message. But it wasn't much
of a response. McFall echoed Nixon's warnings against
blaming anyone for the shortages - an indirect slap at
oil company critics. Further, McFall promised that Dem-
ocrats would work with Nixon as a "partner" in solv-
ing the crises.
Miner difficulties
The British. miners' union threatened yesterday to
begin an all-out national strike Feb. 10. Lawrence Daly,
general secretary of the National Union of Minework-
ers, said in a speech that if the union membership rati-
fies its leaders' call for a strike, the walkout could begin
by that date. Government spokespersons said a national
strike by coal miners could mean more severe elec-
tricity cutbacks within five weeks.
Phnom Penh hit
Insurgents fired more than 100 artillery rounds into
Phnom Penh yesterday, the third day the rebels have
shelled the capital city. It was the heaviest barrage
since the rebels, believed armed with captured Ameri-
can-made artillery, opened up Thursday night with a
46-round bombardment.
War study urged
A Senate subcommittee has issued a report urging
'that the United States study the impact of its Indochina
war bombing on civilians and take the lead in drafting
treaty controls. New diplomatic efforts to end the con-
tinuing violence in Vietnam, a year after the Paris cease-
fire agreement, and top priority for humanitarian aid
were also among major recommendations of the Sen
ate Judiciary subcommittee on refugees.
Murder city
Dallas Police Chief Don Byrd yesterday orlered an
all-out effort to solve a spree of killings and rolberies
that has led to'the death of 13 store clerks and the
shooting of several since November. "I want an end to
this and I want it fast," said Byrd. The stepped-up ef-
fort followed Friday's shooting of one grocery clerk and
the disappearance of another. Forrest Fuller, a 36-year-
old grocery clerk, was shot in the head Friday after-
noon by two gunmen who also took the drive-in store's
cash register. Fuller was in critical condition yester-
day. Friday night, Rita Simon, 22, a woman clerk, ap-
parently was kidnaped from the drive-in grocery where
she was on duty alone.
Murder or mercy?
A Mineola, N.Y. prosecutor has sought to build a
"murder of convenience" case against Dr. Vincent Mon-
temarano, whom he had earlier called a "mercy killer."
The defense starts cross-examination Monday of Dr.
Anthony Di Benedetto, Montemarano's former medical
chief. Friday, he haltingly told the court that the ac-
cused had confessed to giving an incurably ill cancer
patient a lethal injection "to stop his heart." Monte-
marano, 34, former chief residentsurgeon at the Nassau
County Medical Center, is charged with first-degree
murder in the Dec. 7, 1972 death of retired Long Island
Rail Road engineer Eugene Bauer.
Demo unsuccessful
A few hardy members of the American anti-war
movement gathered in the chilling drizzle outside the
State Department in Washington yesterday in a vain
attempt to present Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
with the "Ignoble War Prize for 1973." Some 250 pro-
testers including Jane .Fonda, hoped to give Kissinger
the award-a sarcastic take off of the Nobel Peace Prize
awarded him last year- to mark the anniversary of the
signing of the Vietnam peace agreement. Kissinger, how-
ever, was in New York and no department official, not
even a policeman, would take it for him.

'A cry from the heart'
A black student whose essay urging the desegregation
of Philadelphia schools won him a $1,000 prize says he
may drop out of high school because the coming of
integration "will be much too late for me." William
Vernon Lee's five-page handwritten piece-which won a
newspaper's essay contest on improving Philly's
schools-was described by one judge as "a cry from
the heart for desegregation." Lee says he's so discour-
aged that he's not learning anymore. "Sooner or later
the schools will become desegregated, but it will be
much too late for me," he wrote.
On the inside ...
. .the story of Daily staff writer David Stoll's cross-
country odyssey in search of a lumbering job in Wash-
ington is featured in Sunday Magazine . . . and you can
catch the highlights and sidelights of Michigan basketball
and hockey action on the Sports Page.
A2' weather

NEW YORK (Reuter) - Several million fight fans
hunched over television sets yesterday to watch Mu-
hammad Ali and Joe Frazier tangle in what has
become known as "The Brawl of the Century."
Meanwhile,. the two ex-heavyweight champions of
the world packed their gear and prepared to leave
their respective training camps in Pennsylvania to
drive to Manhattan and disappear into secret hide-
outs in the city to await today's weigh-in for their 12-
round rematch here tomorrow night.
WITH BOTH FIGHTERS threatening court fights
against the New York State. Athletic Commission for
slapping $5,000 fines on each of them fbr tangling in




a television studio three days ago during the taping
of an interview, the pre-fight hysteria surrounding
Super Fight II has become even more frenzied.
There was little doubt that this second Ali-Frazier
clash - coming almost three years after they pro-
duced probably the most brilliant heavyweight con-
test since World War II - was going to gross mil-
lions of dollars for the promoters and upwards of
$2.5 million each for the fighters.
. Now, with the prospect of a true grudge match
likely to explode in the Madison Square Garden ring,
the promoters are dreaming of a total gross climbing
into the multi-million dollar region reached by the
first fight.

BECAUSE OF THE danger of the fighters tanglin
again before tomorrow's bout, today's live televisio
broadcast of the weigh-in is being carefully chore
graphed to prevent the two men meeting.
Ali-a glistening figure of health and confidenc
who says he will "really whup' Frazier this time-
will weigh in first. After three months intensive train
ing on his two-acre, log-cabin retreat in the Peni
sylvania hills 80 miles north of Philadelphia, he ex
pects to tip the scales around 210 or 212 pounds.
It will be the lightest and trimmest he has bee
a long time-testimony to the continuous workouts h
has followed away from the distractions of bright cit
Ervin co.

hi II
g FRAZIER, who has luxuriated in his plush. gym-
n nasium in North Philadelphia, has not been idle
o- either.
The tough, bull-like ex-champion has prepared
e himself in the only way he knows-all out to build
~ up his powerful muscles and hone his awesome
' punching power.
x- He expects to tip the scales at around 208 pounds
and the only major question mark hanging over him
m as he' reached this city yesterday was how much of
e his huge strength and capacity for absorbing punish-
y ment he has lost since he last fought Ali.
See ALI, Page 2


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'Rainy Day Night'
Velvet-voiced folksinger Joni Mitchell sings before a sellout crowd at

Hill Auditorium last night.


Treasury chief Shultz
to resign, friends c laim

Senate Watergate Committee
has postponed a new round of
hearings scheduled to begin
next week to avoid prejudic-
ing the trial of two former
Nixon c a b i n e t members,
Chairman Sam Ervin (D-N.
C.) said yesterday.
He did not say when they
would be rescheduled.
ponement in a one-sentence state-
ment read by an aide and offered
no explanation for the action be-
yond the reference to the impend-
ing trial offormer Atty. Gen. John
Mitchell and former Commerce
Secretary Maurice Stans.
The two are accused of exert-
ing influence on behalf of Robert
Vesco, a financier facing a federal
suit, in exchange for a $200,000 con-
tribution to the President's re-elec-
tion campaign.
The trial was to have begun Jan.
9 in New York but defense lawyers
have obtained three postpone-
gate committee hearings was to
have begun next Tuesday, focus-
ing on a $100,000 contribution from
billionaire recluse Howard Hughes
to the Nixon campaign.
Sources have said the donation,
held and later returned to Hughes
by the President's friend C. G.
"Bebe" Rebozo, came as Hughes
sought to purchase the Dunes hotel
and casino in Las Vegas.
The Justice Department's anti-
trust division had blocked the pur-
chase, but sources said Mitchell,
then attorney general, overruled
the decision after meeting with
Hughes aide Richard Danner. The
hotel, however, never was pur-
chased by Hughes. Rebozo and
Danner were among those sched-
uled to testify next week.
scheduled by the committee's
Democratic members over the ob-
jections of the panel's three Re-
publican members. The Republi-
cans said they felt the hearings
would disclose no new information.
Meanwhile, the committee is
Sock hop:
S tep ping,
Do ya, do ya, do ya, do ya
wanna dance? If so, Markley Hall
was the place to be last night as
residents rekindled their insatiable
craving for early rock 'n roll and
group role playing.
For the second time in two years,
Markley was the scene of a huge
sock hop with hundreds of partici-
pants s h o w i n g up in leather
jackets, T-shirts, b o b b y socks,
p 1 e a t e d skirts, and ratted or
greased hair to join in the festivi-
ties and escape to the past for one

also awaiting resolution of a court
battle with the White House over
five tapes of Nixon's conversa-
tions with his former counsel, John
The White House said the tapes
were covered by executive privi-
lege under which a president's
conversations with his aides must
remain confidential.
BUT JUDGE Gerhard Gesell
called on Nixon Friday for a de-
tailed statement by Feb. 1 on
what portions of the tapes he still
considers privileged.
He said the President's claims

were "too general" and outdated
by court rulings that led to the
tapes being surrendered to the
Watergate grand jury.
Senate Republicanf leader Hugh
Scott (R-Pa.), has said he has
seen transcripts of Nixon-Dean
tapes that would clear Nixon in
the Watergate coverup.
SPECIAL Watergate Prosecutor
Leon Jaworski said later,, how-
ever, that he had no evidence that
would support any perjury charges
against Dean, who in Senate testi-
mony last year said he believed
the President knew of the coverup
as early as September.

Congress polled-
on impeachment
WASHINGTON (UPI) - One in Those willing to state their view
eight members of Congress now were criticized by Rep. John Hum
is ready to vote to impeach Presi- (R-N.J.).
dent Nixon and almost twice as "Any congressman who express
many would like to see him re- es himself either against impeach
sign. ment or for impeachment until a:
But the largest number, by far, the information has beentproduce
are undecided on whether Nixon -before the Judiciary Committe
should be impeached and feel the should be disqualified from votin
question of. resignation is the on- impeachment on, the floor,"
President's to answer, not theirs.- Hunt said.

WASHINGTON (A') - Treasury
Secretary George Shultz, the lone
remaining member of President
Nixon's original cabinet, may re-
sign within the next several
months, his friends say.
They say there is no firm date
for Shultz's departure, cautioning,
"what could be true now may be
wrong in two weeks."
HOWEVER, the Washington Star-
News reported yesterday t h at
Shultz would soon resign and said
he declined to comment. The New

York Times also quoted friends of
Shultz yesterday as saying he
would soon resign and said he de-
clined to comment. The New York
Times also quoted friends of Shultz
yesterday as saying he would re-
sign by April 1.
Shultz, 58, is considered one of
Nixon's most loyal and trusted ad-
visers. Friends say he does not
want his resignation to appear as if
he is deserting the President in a
time of need.
Shultz joined the Nixon cabinet
as secretary of labor in 1969, serv-


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ed as the first director of the new
Office of Management and Budget,
and later succeeded John Connally
as secretary of the treasury.
FRIENDS SAY Shultz feels he
has achieved his main purposes as
secretary of the treasury, includ-
ing the devaluations of the dollar
that have improved the U. S. trade
position, the new world monetary
system of floating exchange rates
and establishment of the new Fed-
eral Energy Office.
Shultz was formerly dean of the
graduate school of business at the
University of Chicago and is con-
sidered the first economist to oc-
cupy the post of secretary of the
treasury in modern times.
He recently told reporters he
would like totreturn to academic
life when he steps down from gov-
ernment, and friends say he has
been offered the presidency of a
major university.
SHULTZ'S WIFE also has con-
fided to friends she would like to
return to university life.
Shultz is known to have informed
the White House last summer of
his intention to resign, but reports
say he was dissuaded from leav-
ing by President Nixon.
Shultz disagreed last summer
over the President's decision to im-
pose a new price freeze on the
economy. something the secretary
felt would be harmful to the econ-
omy in the long run.
IN A RECENT speech in New
York, Sh'tltz talked about his ex-
periences in Washington in the

A UNITED PRESS International
survey reached 402 of the 431
House members or top aides allow-
ed to speak for them late last
week. All participated in the sur-
vey on nimpeachment and 398 re-
plied on the issue of resignation.
The survey showed that 55 now
favor Nixon's impeachment; 87 do
not;182 are undecided; and 74 de-
clined to comment.
The poll disclosed that 89 favor
resignation; 139 do not; 48 are
undecided; and 126 declined com-
ALMOST ALL of those who favor
impeachment and most of those
who want Nixon to resign are
t Democrats. B u t the responses
crossed gemgraphical lines with
similar answers from all sections

of the country. See SURVEY, Page 2

"THEY ARE obviously biased
one way or another even before
they hear the testimony."
Many of those classifying them-
selves as undecided or those who
did not want to comment sided
with Hunt, but without criticizing
their more outspoken colleagues.
They pointed out that the House
would sit as a grand jury which
which must decide whether Nixon
should be indicted and tried by the
Senate. In that position, they feel
it would be improper to reach a
decision or comment until all the
evidence is presented by the Judi-
ciary Committee.
commented, "It would be inap-
propriate until the investigation is
completed to prejudge the evidence

Despite the scarcity of funds in
recent years, a series of building
projects that will change the face
of the central campus and expand
use of the University's. north cam-
pus property are going forward un-
der full steam.
The molding of the University's
visual shape is handled by the
physical properties department,
which buys property and plans,
constructs and maintains buildings.
ACCORDING to department Di-
rector John Weidenbach, several
new north campus buildings top
the list of construction projects be-
ing managed by the department's
plant extension division.
Soon to be finished, Weidenbach
savs, is a new building for the

NORTH CAMPUS will also be
the site of a new recreation build-
ing that will include an indoor
swimming pool along with other
athletic facilities. Completion of
construction is scheduled for Sep-
tember 1975, Weidenbach says.
Outside north campus, the Uni-
versity's chief building project is
a new field house under construc-
tion on Ferry Field. The field
house, which is being built on ath-
letic department funds, should be
comnleted sometime in April or
May. Its f-cilities will include
h-seball fields as wall as an in-
door track and indoor tennis
On the central camwls, an addi-
tinn to 1%4areznret B-11 Pool is un-
derw-y that will feature recrea-

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