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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vof. LXXX V, No. 101

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, January 31, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages




Johnson hints
Henry Johnson, the University's vice president for
student services, yesterday suggested to the 'Commission
for the Study of Student Governance that it consider a
resolution cancelling Student Government Council's
spring elections. The suggestion, which Johnson said
originated on the lips of two Regents, brought sharp
response from the commission. Student representative
Kathy Kolar called the Regental hint "an attempt to
usurp SGC's constitutionally granted powers."
Boycott continues
United Farmworkers (UFW) supporters are current-
ly targeting the Wrigley's chain in the state, with 75
of the company's 88 Michigan stores being picketed for
sale of non-union lettuce and grapes. Local organizers
have asked UFW supporters to join the picketlines at
Wrigley's tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday. Carloads of
picketers will leave the North door of the Union at 4
p.m. tomorrow and Friday, and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and
3 p.m. on Saturday.
Happenings.. ..
begin with the Mental Health Research In-
stitute Seminar series lecturer Monica Blumenthal on
"More about violence" at 3:45 at 1057 MHRI . . . State
Representative Perry Bullard will hold a public discus-
sion on impeachment and rent control at 7:30 p.m. in
the Chicago House Lounge of West Quad ... these two
happenings may precipitate a need for an introductory
lecture on transcendental meditation which is at 8 p.m.
in the Faculty Club Lounge of the Michigan Union ..
also at 8 p.m. is a meeting of the Undergraduate Politi-
cal Science Association in 6602 Haven . . . and if these
two 8 pm. choices don't appeal to you, for only 50c the
Bach club presents Bach's Sonata No. 2 D maj. and
Mozart's Flute Concerto in G maj. along with refresh-
ments in the Green Lounge of E. Quad ... and finally,
Rudi Kishazy, world champion hang-glider who set a
record when he descended Mt. Blanc in a low-perform-
ance glider, is showing films of his feats at 8:30 p.m.
in 200 Lane Hall.
Nixon adviser dies
Murray Chotiner, who in 1950 managed Richard Nix-
on's successful campaign for U.S. Senate and has been
a trusted friend and adviser to Nixon for a quarter cen-
tury, died yesterday. Chotiner, 64, suffered a broken leg
and a concussion one week ago when his auto collided
with a truck in suburban McLean, Va. Chotiner was a
campaign theorist whose major tool, according to Garry
Wills, author of Nixon Agonistes, was the "denigrativ
method." "If you were one of Murray's candidates,"
Wills says, "you let the public know as little as pos-
'sible about the whole range of your own opinions .
This leaves you free to focus on the part of your oppon-
ent's life or record ' that people are most disposed to
resent." Under this strategy, Nixon gained his Senate
seat by dubbing his opponent Helen Gahagen Douglas
"The Pink Lady."
Gug Glug eats snakes
The district attorney's office in Forth Worth, Texas,
is going to investigate a midway sideshow where the
main attraction, "Glug Glug, the Swamp Creature,"
supposedly eats live snakes. Barry Hickinson, 19, is
"Glug Glug" and says he has been performing for three
years because "I just want to do it. It's kind of fun,
especially watching the people." The Humane Society
complained to the district attorney's office the act vio-
lates the state's new law against. the torture of ani-
mals. Hickinson says the snakes cost him about $400 a
week but says his show grossed about $1,500 Monday
at 50 cents per admission. "Glug Glug" splits the
snakes' skin with his teeth, peels away the skin and eats
the snakes live as the reptiles writhe about his head.
Rumors are true
All those rumors were true. There is a seven-foot
alligator in the basement of Wayne State University's
Old Main. His name is Charlie and the 110-pound rep-
tile shares a small apartment with a four-foot cayman,
a cousin from South America. Their pad is complete
with heat lamp and swimming pool: Charlie's owner, a
university employe and 32-year-old reptile fancier who

insists on remaining anonymous, said he put Charlie
and his cousin in the basement of Old Main in 1970 after
inheriting both from a friend who moved to Australia.
He said he chose the campus landmark building because
there just aren't many places in Detroit to keep a gator.







President introduces economic
package in message to Congress
WASHINGTON (A--President Nixon vowed last night that
he will never resign, called for an end to the Watergate inves-
tigations, and urged a Democratic Congress to join him in
making 1974 "a year of unprecedented progress."
To hasten an end to investigations of the scandals, he pro-
mised to cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry-to
the extent "I consider consistent with my responsibilities for
the office of the presidency."
"One year of Watergate is enough," he told Congress, government
leaders and the nation in his State of the Union address.
IT WAS a dramatic finale to his 44-minute, nationally broadcast
In the course of that speech, Nixon announced that Arab leaders
are to meet soon to consider lifting the oil embargo that has deepened
the energy crisis.
At ,the same time, he called for action to "break the back of the
energy crisis" and make the United States self-sufficient now and into
the next century.
He proposed action to safeguard personal privacy, create a new
system of health insurance, reform the welfare program. He promised
a comprehensive set of campaign reform proposals.
HE DISCLOSED that the new federal budget, to be presented to
Congress next Monday, will total $304.4 billion. He said it will include


MaIster ofSiin


Duke Ellington and his orchestra play their own polished brand of "swing era" for an overflow crowvd
last night at Power Center in a UAC-Daystar presentation.

Future of




Union looks

After buying your books during
next fall's mad rush, you'll need
a drink-and get it too, right there
in the Union.
The University Activities Com-
mittee's (UAC) year-long drive to
establish a student bar culminated
with the Union Board's approval
of UAC's plan last week. The
board is now renovating the Uni-
versity Club basement game room
to make way for the bar, which is
to be modelled after a German
rathskeller, a pub found in the
city hall basements of Europe.
Mark Thomas; coordinating vice
president of UAC, praised the
board's decision: "Now we can re-
turn the Union to its proper role as
a hub of student life, not just a
place to buy books."

Union Manager Stan Wells term-
ed the bar a "logical extension of
our function" since other big 10
schools, including Ohio State, serve
beer in their unions.
Union board member Edward
Hucke suggested that U Club mem-
bership be opened up to students,
setting up two types of member-
ships, one for the bar and one for
the U-Club.
UAC HAS proposed that stu-
dents hire a professional manager
and elect a board of directors. Ad-
ministrative assistant Ed Rutz,
who is coordinating UAC with
University activities, claims that
U Club control would bring in the
profit motive. "We could have
started a 'U-Bell' instead 'of a

brigh t
place where students wouldn't be
ripped off."
Other questions to be discussed
include student membership in
the rathskeller. Currently the
University Club charges a $10
membership fee. Thomas suggests
a nominal bar membership fee
of one or two dollars for all stu-
dents over 18 and faculty. Accord-
ing to Thomasathis fee will "help
the bar pay for itself."
BECAUSE of licensing restric-
tions imposed by the University,
completion of "the pub" is delayed
until next year. Last November
student services Vice President
Henry Johnson told UAC and the
Union that "the student rathskeller
should only operate under an ex-
tension of the existing University
Club license" in the union. His ra-
tionale was that the state would
be reluctant to grant a separate
license to a student group.
For the bar to obtain-a separate
liquor license, the city liquor com-
mission would have to approve the
new. application. Since the com-
mission can only grant five li-
censes a year, chances would be
poor for the student pub. Accord-
ing to Wells, "it could take years
before the rathskeller could begin
operations," with a separate li-
THE JOINT license raises the
question of who is to control the
bar. Currently UAC and the U Club
rathskeller subcommittees are
studying possible solutions.
U Club members claim that too
much student control threatens
their club's unique interests and
increases the chance of the state
revoking their license.
PROF. JAMES Taylor's grad
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a substantial increase for defense
require increased taxes.
His address was interrupted by
applause some 20 times. On some
points the ovations were general,
on others it was centered to his
left - on the Republican side of
the House chamber. That was the
case when he spoke of an end to
Watergate and vowed to serve out
his term.
Nixon and his spokesmen have
said repeatedly he will not resign.
But the President had not pre-
viously discussed in public the im-
peachment inquiry being conduct-
ed by the House Judiciary Com-
". . .I want to indicate on this
occasion that I will cooperate with
the Judiciary Committee in its in-
vestigation," Nixon said. "I will
cooperate so it can conclude its in-
vestigation, make its decision, and
I will cooperate in any way that
I consider consistent with my re-
sponsibilities for the office of the
presidency . . ."
He said he would follow prece-
dent, and will never do anything
that weakens the office or impairs
the ability of future presidents to
exercise their powers.
When he spoke of that limit on
his cooperation there were scat-
tered hisses and boos, audible in
the congressional galleries but not
to the television audience.
NIXON CONCLUDED that if this
is a time of problems, it is a time
of opportunity as well.
"This I believe, he said, "with
the help of God . . . with the co-
operation of Congress and with the
support of the American people we
can and will make the year 1974 a
year of unprecedented progress."
His talk of the scandals shadow-
ing the administration came al-
most as a footnote-some in the
audience already had left their
seats and prepared to leave the
House chamber.
But Nixon had more to say-a
personal word. The applause quiet-
ed, the audience hushed.
HE SAID HE wanted to speak
of an issue of great concern to all
Americans. "I refer, of course, to
the investigations of the so-called
Watergate affair."
Nixon said it is time to end
See NIXON, Page 8

spending, but will not he claimed,

hite House says
Nixon 'will refuse
Cal. court subpoena
WASHINGTON (4P) - President Nixon will refuse to testify person-
ally in the California trial of his former aide, John Ehrlichman, despite
a court order won by the defense, the White House said yesterday.
A Nixon spokesman left open the possibility that the President might
answer written questions in the state court trial.
EARLY YESTERDAY, Atty. Gen. William Saxbe criticized the court
order as unrealistic "because the President of the United States can't
appear in every justice of the peace court all over this country at the


whim of that justice of the peace."
Nixon's refusal to appear could,
in the long run, benefit Ehrlich-
man's case by giving him a basis
for arguing that testimony vital
to his defense was being withheld.
MEANWHILE the House Judic-
iary Committee intendsto seeks
unqualified subpoena power, based
on constitutional grounds, for use
in its impeachment inquiry.
A resolution, in which changes
are still possible, includes language
authorizing the Judiciary Commit-
tee to conduct a full and complete
investigation to determine whether
grounds exist for impeaching Pres-
ident Nixon.
Senate Republican Leader Hugh
Scott said he expects Nixon to
"respond to all relevant inquiries"
in the impeachment probe.
A draft of the resolution request-
ing the subpoena power has been
tentatively approved by a major-
ity of the panel members of both
parties. Formal action is sched-
uled at a committee session today.
THE ONLY apparent controver-
sy left for the committee to settle
is whether to include in the reso-
lution an April 30 cut-off date for
the investigation, which is being
backed by the Republican mem-

Dems la
HRP on
vote drive
The Human Rights Party's
(HRP) admission of engaging in
allegedly illegal door-to-door voter
registration has drawn a critical
response from local Democrats and
indications that the registration
system will be altered.
In a statement released yester-
day, Democratic Party spokesman
Thomas Wieder blasted HRP for
conducting "intensely partisan"
door-to-door registration solely to
enroll HRP supporters.
City Clerk Jerome Weiss said
that registration procedures will be
"better controlled" to prevent ad-
ditional violations of city regula-
tions which now exclude door-to-
door registration.
Weiss, however, added that his

Kresge accused of
sex-biased practices

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U'treated to Clio ad awards


On the inside .. .

The Michigan Civil Rights Com-
mission has ruled that the S. S.
Kresge Company of Troy must
halt all "past discriminatory prac-
tices" and open all of its manage-
ment positions to female appli-
The ruling, which is expected to
be appealed by Kresge, originated
from a 1968 complaint filed by
Nelda High of Flint charging that
a Flint K-Mart official had denied
her an application to theamanage-
ment training program. At that
time none of the 269 persons in
that program were women, accord-
ing to Edward Chastang, deputy
director of compliance for the civil

estimated the figure to be near 50
per cent.
Chastang was more conservative,
explaining that the commission's
stand is usually formulated around
"the number of minorities in the
surrounding area's work force."
He added, "If men and women
are given the same consideration,
we feel that Kresge will get a sig-
nificant number of women ac-
THE RULING, the commission's
first based on sex discrimination,
calls for a halt to discriminating
against women and enrollment of
a "representative number of wo-
men in the management pro-

It's fourth quarter on a soggy football field, and
a harried coach is screaming at his faltering
team. The coach frantically calls a player off the
bench, commenting that he is about to make the
most important play in his life.
The player dashes to the locker room where he
quickly Xeroxes -the crucial plan. Back into the
coach's hand in mere seconds, the copies are
given to the team. The pattern is run in the down-
pour, the pass is completed . . . touchdown!
And all thanks to Xerox.
THIS IS ONLY one of the amusing and unusual
ways that ad men showed the unbounded imagina-
tion that wnn them 1973 Clin Television Advertising

tude of country twangers as well as presenting sev-
eral ads from places like Japan, Germany and
THE THEME of this year's presentation is "In-
ternationalism". The best of world advertising is
meant to show the harmony of international coop-
eration and creativity.
Mrkati Cl"b President Mark Sebell remarked
t"^t tl e clnh shows the Clio Awards "so that peo-
nl' get an idea of what's going on in television
Of thQ estimnted 36,000 television commercials
-r1n'i-a ->nnalIv in the United States, 1307 were
P.-t-red in the comnetition last year. About one
.- to n these entries are voted recognition, and

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the Sports page features a column by Bob
Heuer about UCLA, the nation's number one college
basketball team . . and the Editorial page hosts
an article by Joan Weiss about the exploitation of
University secretaries . . . and the Arts page features
Rick Nelson.



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