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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 100 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 30, 1974 Ten Cents

Eight Pages



Abortion restriction asked
State Rep. William Bryant (R-Grosse Pointe) intro-
duced a blil to the state legislature yesterday to control
the availability of abortions in Michigan to as great a
degree as possible. The bill proposes that abortions in
the first trimester of pregnancy would be legal only
at the advice of a physician and at a place, time and
manner indicated by the physician. Said Bryant, "I think
We must do this to fulfill our own legislative respon-
McCracken vs. Nader
According to Econ. Prof. Paul McCracken, former
Nixon economic adviser, the oil shortage is "a real
problems" that experts had seen coming. In a speech
yesterday before a group of ROTC students, he sharply
criticized Ralph Nader for "telling the people that the
oil companies are at fault." Nader, McCracken said,
"is a pathetic figure in American life." Nader, he
claimed, either has faulty information or is misusing it
outrageously. If Nader actually had a case against the
oil companies, he should be speaking to the anti-trust
department of the government, McCracken commented.
Academic illness
University government has lost yet another member
due to academic ill health. Paul Gustitus, a University
Housing Council (UHC) representative from the Hill area
and a member of the Housing Policy Committee, re-
signed yesterday for "academic reasons." It was the
same excuse given by former Student Government
President Lee Gill when he resigned earlier this month.
Gustitus was the only independent member of UHC. All
remaining members are from the Campus Coalition
Right On
The Community Bank of Washtenaw yesterday
named its first female director. In announcing the ap-
pointment of former Michigan League facilities manager
Wilma Steketee, bank president Robert Shelley said
he's "especially proud" that Steketee is the first woman
bank boss in the Ann Arbor area. On the topic of
feminism, Steketee comments, "I have some strong
views," but adds, "I do not agree with the extreme ideas
currently espoused by the radical element in the move-
Chrysler closings
Chrysler Corp. announced yesterday it would shut
its two big car plants for one and two-week periods in
February and March, idling 9,540 workers temporarily
to bring inventories in line with sagging sales. A Chrys-
ler spokesperson said the Jefferson Avenue plant in
Detroit, which builds full-size Chryslers and Imperials,
would close for two weeks in February and two weeks
in March. The Belvidere, Ill., plant, which produces
full-size Plymouths, will be closed for one week in each
..are varied today. The best of 1973 television
advertising can be seen at the business school at noon,
courtesy of the Business School Marketing Club. . .
the Revolutionary Communist Youth are sponsoring a
winter class series on "Marxism and the Class Strug-
gle." The first class is at 7:30 p.m., Rm. 4202, the
Michigan Union. . . . Phi Lambda Upsilon is sponsoring
a colloquium on "Energy: How Serious Is Our Prob-
lem," Rm. 1210 Chemistry Bldg. at 8 p.m. . . . and today
is also the last chance to sign up for UAC's spring break
ski trip to Utah. Sign up between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in
the Union.
Flea contested
James Earl Ray was given a chance yesterday to
contest his guilty plea in the murder of Dr. Martin
Luther King because of allegations his attorneys com-
promised his interests to fatten their pocketbooks. The
6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Ray, 41,
who received a 99-year sentence for the 1968 murder
of the civil rights leader, is entitled to a hearing to
contest his 1969 guilty plea. Ray claimed his lawyers
failed to investigate his case properly and that their
only interest was to collect royalties on materials writ-
ten about him. The case will be reviewed by a U.S. Dis-

ricCourt inNashvi
Farah slapped
A government trial examiner has ordered Farah
Manufacturing Co. to rehire with back pay and interest
six employes fired for engaging in union activity and
has accused the Texas-based clothing firm of repeated
violations of federal labor law. In a ruling issued Mon-
day, Administrative Law Judge Walter Maloney of the
National Labor Relations Board also ordered Farah to
rehire 2,000 workers who went on strike after the six
workers were fired. Farah, which has been fighting
union organizing efforts by the Amalgamated Clothing
Workers of America for nearly four years, has 20 days
in which to appeal Maloney's ruling to the full labor
board. If the board upholds Maloney's ruling, Farah
can appeal to the federal courts.
On the inside .. .
. . . The Sports Page features an account of the
NFL draft and Bob McGinn's column on the Ali-Frazier
fight. . ..and the Editorial Page presents an analysis
of 'Mayor Stephenson's anti-dope activities by Gordon





Names President's
testimony 'materil'
By The AP and Reuter
LOS ANGELES-President Nixon suffered a new bomb-
shell yesterday when a California judge ordered him to appear
in court to testify at the trial of his former domestic affairs
adviser, John Ehrlichman.
It was believed to be the first time a president of the
United States had been ordered to testify in a court of law.
SUPERIOR COURT Judge Gordon Ringer ruled that President Nixon
is a material witness in the California burglary and conspiracy case
against Ehrlichman, Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy and David
Young. He authorized a subpoena commanding Nixon to appear ata
Feb. 25 pretrial hearing and at the April 15 trial.
A defense attorney said one of Nixon's attorneys had declined to
have the President appear voluntarily and had told him he would advise

Somber procession
The family of Detroit firefighter Terence McHugh, who was killed in a blaze last Saturday, leave St. Christopher Catholic Church during yes-
terday's funeral. From left are McHugh's six-year-old son Timothy, wife Christine, and brother Jim.

Nixon againsttestifying.
"This will be the first time in
history," Ringer said, "that a
state court, exclusive of the fed-
eral court, has issued this kind of
process directly to a president of
the United States."
"THE COURT is persuaded that
the honorable Richard Nixon is a
material witness for the defense
. . . The court will sign and issue
a properly prepared certificate .
commanding the President, the
honorable Richard Nixon, to testi-
fy before this court."
The subpoena was drafted and
delivered to Ringer late yesterday
by Ehrlichman's attorneys, but the
judge said he will probably not
sign the document until Friday, be-
cause he wants to study the sub-
poena's legal phraseology.
Ringer's order appeared to shake
the White House, where spokesman
Gerald Warren declined comment,
except to say the news had
been received "and an appropriate
response will be forthcoming."
Nixon is sought by the defense
to testify about the establishment
of the secret White house investi-
gations unit known as the plumb-
ers and as to what instructions he
gave it in regard to an investiga-
tion of Pentagon papers figure
Daniel Ellsberg.
IT IS the 1971 break-in of Ells-
berg'sIpsychiatrist's office that
caused the indictments against
Ehrlichman, Liddy and Young,
and attorneys are seeking to show
they were only acting as law en-
forcement officers in any action
they took.y

HRP hit
vote drive
The Human Rights Party (HRP)
yesterday was accused of illegal
voter registration for partisan po-
litical gains by a Democratic City
Council member.
Councilwoman Carol Jones (D-
Second Ward) oharged' that deputy
registrars from HRP have been
conducting door-to-door voter en-
rollment in the Second Ward.
Following an emergency meeting
early this morning, the HRP Steer-
ing Committee issued a statement
in part declaring, "Of Course we
registered p e o p 1le door-to-door,
whether .theywere pro-HRP or
SHE CLAIMED the drive was
"common knowledge" and that
HRP member Frank Shoichet had
kept her informed of the party's
efforts. Shoichet yesterday said he
had never engaged in door-to-door
voter registration.

Windfaill energy profits




joint committee

voted yesterday to send emergency
energy legislation back to con-
ference with the House to resolve
a controversy over windfall profits
by the oil industry.
The action, which had been urged
by the White House, delays and
possibly kills the bill that would
have given President Nixon author-

ity to order gasoline rationing and
other mandatory energy conserva-
tion measures. Before the 57 to 37
vote, Sen. Henry Jackson (D-
Wash.), chief architect of the bill,
warned that if the measure were
sent back to conference, "it's going
to die."
MEANWHILE, federal energy

sources said gasoline rationing is a
strong likelihood this summer if
the Arab oil embargo is neither
lifted nor eased.
"If the embargo is not lifted,
we'd have a very tough time stay-
ing away from rationing," one high
source said.
The energy office is concerned
that predictions of an early end

Director appointed for

'alternative' hg
By STEPHEN SELBST THE SPLIT on the alternative
Plans for the city's controversial school issue is complete and per-
proposed alternative school for dis- vasive. Opponents on the school
ruptive youth came one step clos- board forsee racism in the slec-
er to fruition Monday night when tion of students, catastrophe in the
the Board of Education after operation of the school, and folly
emotional debate, voted 5-4 to ap- in the philosophy.
prove Detroit educator Joseph Du- Members who voted for the Dulin
lin to head up the new school. appointment are generally con-
Dulin has had experience as vinced that the concept of an al-
principal at Martin DePorres High ternative school is feasible, that
School in Detroit, where he was racism does not enter into the pro-
the first black principal of a Cath- posal, and that isolation from the
olic high school in the country. regular school will solve the prob-
Small group protests
Purple Pickle firing

lems of maladjusted youngsters.
The project was introduced last
summer, and two meetings held by
the board at that time drew larg-
er than average crowds who loudly
denounced the plan as "Nazi-like."
ing the school is widely described
as based on racism or racial prob-
lems. At Monday night's meeting
a woman from the audience, Ruth
Zweifler, read the Board some sta-
tistics which showed that black
students were suspended at a rate
five times greater than their pro-
portion of the school population.
Impliedin her figures was the
belief that the school would be a
"reform school" for black stu-
Vice President for student serv-
ices, voted against Dulin's appoint-
ment and said, "To me the statis-
tics tell who would end up in such
a orogram."
"Philosophically you don't meet
the needs of students labelled as
disruptive by isolating them. What
tthe hell is a disruptive youth?,"
Johnson questioned.
Patricia Pooley, a board member
who also voted against Dulin said,
"It's obvious the population of the
school will be mainly black."
SCHOOL Board President Duane
Rencken disagreed with what he
termed a "continuing charge" of
racism, and added, "everyone I've
talked with is very sincere in want-
ing to help kids."
Pooley called the alternative
school plan "a simplistic jazzy idea
to get a lot of kids out of regular

to the embargo may have been too
optimistic, the source said.
Kissinger predicted that the em-
bargo would be dropped before the
Israeli-Arab disengagement is com-
pleted this spring.
In a letter to Senate Republican
Leader Hugh Scott regarding the
energy bill, Nixon said, "We have
been able to make do without
emergency energy legislation thus
far, and I urge you and your col-
leaguesto take the additional time
required for developing a truly
responsible product."
The motion to recommit was
sponsored by Sen. Gaylord Nelson
(D-Wis.), who claimed the windfall
profits provision was "unworkable,
unenforceable and most probably
sion would go into effect next year
and allow consumers to apply retro-
actively for refunds on fuel prices
which could be proved to have re-
sulted in excess profits. The'Presi-
dent would be authorized to set
prices on petroleum products in
order to prevent oil companies from
earning excess profits.
Jackson acknowledged that the
provision was "far from perfect"
but he had insisted on keeping it in
the bill as a spur to Congress to
enact a more comprehensive wind-
fall tax law.

ouncil approves
campus security lan
The University Council last night approved a recommendation to
phase out the Burns Security force and replace it with a University
Department of Safety security staff.
The council report also recommended temporarily continued use
of the city's police service, to be coordinated by the Department of
Safety and responsible to the vice president for financial affairs.
HOWEVER, UNDER the approved proposal steps would be taken
to establish an independent University police force if police services
have not improved sufficiently by December 1975. Improvements will
be evaluated by the council.
The council's recommendations include:
--improved accountability of police and security forces;
-effective communication between these agencies and the students;
-minimum selection standards for security, especially addressing
the needs of women and minorities; and
-a training program which stresses the special problems of the
The recommendation now goes to President Fleming, the 'Executive
See COUNCIL, Page 2

Nader lashes out at oil firms

A small group of Purple Pickle
employes, Human Rights members
and other supporters picketed out-
side the Purple- Pickle restaurant
yesterday, to protest the firing of a
waitress who worked there.
The fired waitress, Mary Roth of
428 Hamilton Place, filed a suc-
cessful lawsuit three months ago
against the manager of the Purple
Pickle, seeking minimum wages
with retroactive back pay, and
charged yesterday that the suit
was the centralyreason for her
Purple Pickle manager Tom
Rusinow, however, contradicted
Roth by citing "incompetance" and
a "fiilure to get 'along with the
other employes" as the real reason

Roth has announced that she
plans to continue picketing today,
and possibly tomorrow.
She is also looking into possible
legal action against the Purple
Pickle management.,
According to Roth, the firing in-
cident in question stems from
events occuring last October, when
she filed a complaint against the
Purple Pickle with the Michigan
Employment Security Commission.
The suit was successfull, and the
state ordered Rusinow to raise
wages to the minimum level and
pay back wages to past and present
Then last Friday, January 25,
almost three months later, Roth
was fired.

Consumer advocate Ralph Na-
der slammed the nation's oil com--
panies and urged full-time citizen-
ship yesterday in his Future
Worlds address to a packed Hill
Dressed in shiny - kneed pants
and army boots, Nader focused on
present and future energy sources,
the consumer, and University life.
NADER BEGAN by repudiating
reports of an energy crisis.
"Is there a shortage of oil and
gas?" he asked. "In physical
terms, the answer is no. We have

they will relieve the crisis. The in-
dependents will be out of business,
and the companies will say 'here's
your oil. The crisis will be ended."
"They have overwhelming mar-
ket power and political assistance
from the White House," he con-
tinued. "The White House announ-
ces a shortage and the consumer
rushes out to buy the product.
Then industries begin stockpiling
it. Then the price goes up and the
producer holds off production,
waiting for the price to continue
increasing. The White House could
create any shortage simply by an-
nouncing it."

er "stampede." People are fill-
ing their tanks when they are 80
per cent full to maintain a level
of 95 per cent," he explained.
The government's projected so-
lution to the energy crisis is to
find alternative sources of fuel,
and the favorite son of their alter-
native fuel family is nuclear ener-
gy, Nader said.
"NUCLEAR POWER is insuffic-
iently safe," he stated. "There is
a risk of carcinogenic and genetic
effects. According to the Atomic
Energy Commission's own figures,
the maximum credible accident at
a radioactive waste disposal site,

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