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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXX IV, No. 103 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 2, 1974 Ten Cents

Eight Pages



IF muSENPvS it * AL..7 M
AFSCME negotiations
The state-appointed fact-finder who was brought in to
break a negotiation deadlock between the University and
American Federation of State, County and Municipal
Employes (AFSCME) Local 1583, the University em-
ployes' union, has established a mediating schedule.
Prof. Mark Kahn of Wayne State University told the
union and the University to submit position statements
to him on the issues in the contract dispute by Feb. 11
and supporting. statements by Feb. 18. A fact-finding
hearing will be conducted Feb. 26 and 27 at the Michi-
gan Employment Relations Commission in Detroit, and
Kahn said he would issue his findings by mid-March.
Return to DST?
Gov. William Milliken told President Nixon yesterday
that Michigan will pass legislation exempting itself from
Daylight Savings Time (DST) if it is not repealed na-
tionwide. In a letter to the President, Milliken urged
Nixon- and the Congress to repeal DST because it has
caused "serious disruptions" and may not have saved
any energy.
The Graduate Employes' Organization - Organization
of Teaching Fellows (GEO-OTF) represents only gradu-
ate academic employes-Teaching Fellows, Research
Assistants and Staff Assistants - not Resident Advisors
nor Student Advisors as was reported in yesterday's
story. And Executive Committee member Sandy Silber-
stein's last name is not Silberman. Also a paragraph in
the HRP campaign strategy story yesterday explaining
a change in party policy - publicly acknowledging that
HRP's Fourth Ward candidate has no chance of win-
ning - was left out due to lack of space. All in all, a
rough day.
... begin the day by picketing, the UFW picketers can
get riders to Wrigleys from the Union at 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m. . . . for those women interested in archi-
tecture, there will be an organizational meeting at 2 p.m.
in Rm. 340, Section 4 of A & D . .. or for a change of
pace, pay a visit to the Bentley Historical Library on
north campus and wander among Michigan historical
collections from 9 a.m. to 12.
Syphilis study criticized
Dr. Charles Barnett, emeritus professor of medicine
at Stanford, feels that criticism of the Tuskegee project
as a "medical atrocity" is totally unjustified. The Tus-
kegee project consisted of a study of syphillis among poor
blacks, in which the control group was not treated for
the disease. The study, says Dr. Barnett, "stood a fair
chance of adding immensely to our meager knowledge
of the natural history of the disease. It is highly prob-
able that the untreated blacks did not have treatment
withheld from them 'deliberately, and their failure to
get therapy was their own choice."
15 inch wingspan
William Seely, of Port Huron, shows off his monstrous
mustache that measures a little more than 15 inches
from "end to end." Seely says he has been growing his
"lip-warmer" for for years and its length has increased
two inches in the past two years.




bNu dget

The new U. S. defense budget
will total 88 billion dollars, an
increase of six billion dollars,
President Richard Nixon told
congressional leaders yester-
House Republican Leader
John Rhodes (R-Ariz.) dis-
closed the extent of defense
spending after a meeting with
the President in the White
Senate Republican Leader Hugh
Scott (R-Penn.) said the increase
in defense spending for the 1975
financial year, beginning on July
1, resulted largely from inflation.
But he said Nixon felt that the
new defense budget was a strong
and adequate spending program.
THE PRESIDENT disclosed in
his state of the union message on
Thursday that the overall federal
budget for the 1975 financial year
would total 304.4 billion dollars, an
increase of 29.7 billion dollars over
spending in the current financial
year. The budget, to be sent to
Congress on Monday, would pro-
ject a deficit of 9.4 billion dollars,
he said.
Scott said Nixon told Republican
leaders that his budget was "anti-
recessionary and anti-inflation-
It would be flexible so that new
programs could be started if the
energy crisis threatenedto harm
the economy, he said.
THE PRESIDENT at the meet-
ing repeated a prediction he made
in his State of the Union address
that there would be no .recession
in the United States this year, but
conceded that there would be an
economic slowdown and higher
prices in the first few months.
However, Herbert Stein, chair-
man of the Councildof Economic
Advisers, who attended the White
House meeting predicted a change
in the latter halfpof the year, with
lower prices and a general im-
provement in the economy.
Scott said there were predictions
of a revival in the depressed home
construction industry and that the
budget would be amended later to
provide for an increase of 300,000
units in housing stock instead of

the current estimated
200,000 units.

increase of

SCOTT SAID the congressional
leaders engaged in a lively discus-
sion of the wage-price control pro-
gram, due to expire in April, as to
whether the program should be ex-
tended and in what form .
He said the White House probab-
ly would send its recommendations
to Congress next week.
The new defense budget, the
meeting was told, represented six
per cent of the U. S. Gross Na-

tional Product (GNP), compared
to 12 per cent in the 1960s.
SCOTT ADDED that the Soviet
Union was now spending 12 per
cent of its GNP on defense.
Rhodes reported that half of the
304.4 billion dollar federal budget
in the 1975 financial year would
be spent on human resources, and-
29 per cent on defense.
He also said the Congressional
leaders were told that the infla-
tion rate would drop to below five
per cent in the latter half of 1974
See DEFENSE, Page 8
"elf are

plan outlined
by Griffiths

AP Photo
Rodino News Conference
Rep. Peter Rodino (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, talks with reporters on Capital
Hill Thursday after the committee voted unanimously to ask the House for broad power to subpoena
White House tapes and other evidence it needs for its presidential impeachment investigation.

Dylan show still


Congresswoman M artha Griffiths
doesn't look half as hard-headed
as she sounds.
Fourth in seniority in the House
Ways and Means Committee, Grif-
fiths, scarcely five feet tall, rushed
to the podium in the School of Edu-
cation auditorium, in tiny short
snow boots and a bright striped
dress. A no-nonesense approach to
complete welfare reform was then
briskly presented to the packed,
approving audience.
from Detroit spoke as part of a col-
loquium series sponsored by the
University's School of Social Work.
Students and numerous community
people alike braved the wet, fly-
ing snow to hear her outline a pro-
gram which would extend welfare
benefits to all the poor.
Griffiths belieyes such a system
must include aid to able-bodied
men and to those who are em-
ployed but r e c e i v e inadequate

A tired and reportedly ill Bill
Graham, chief promoter of the Bob
Dylan tour has declared that to-
night's Bob Dylan show at Crisler
Arena will go on, despite evidence
that his Detroit promoter was in-
volved in a ticket scalping scandal.
He also said that any money
that had been made illegally would
go to the campus, insead of to a
"bunch of sharp slicksters."
"IF MONEY was made by peo-
ple who had no right to it, by peo-
ple who had nothing to do with Bab
Dylan or Dylan's ability, I'll get
that money, and I'll give it to she
campus or a campus cause,''
Graham said when contacted last
The Daily reported yesterday that
the local promoter in charge of
the concert, Bamboo Enterprises,
had been involved in a scalping
operation involving most of the
main floor seats, which were sup-
posed to have gone to the general
The promoter, Robert Bagaris,
has flatly denied any involvement,
but has not ruled out the possibil-
ity that other Bamboo emploves
were involved.
pened," Bagaris, who could not be
contacted last night, said Thurs-
day. "But do I think our people
were involved? No."
In spite of the scalping opera-
tion, Graham is determined to go
with the concert.
"We've worked hard," Graham
said. "We're not going to deprive
people of seeing the show. I'm nat
making light of it nor are Bob
Dylan and The Band, but what
I'm worried about now is putting

on a good show for the people who
are there."
GRAHAM CAME down hard on
the entire atmosphere of scalping
involving the music world. "If
some kid paid $50 for articket I
don't owe it to him to find out %!Io
sold it. He didn't buy that ticket
out of necessity. He did it of his
own violation."
Smoker' S
There's a subtle pressure in the
community these days to grad-
ually eliminate cigarette smok-
ing. TV advertising has ceased,
health scares increase, and the
once hot smoker's status is suf-
fering a cool freeze.
As a sign of the times, the Health
Service launched a "Smoker's
Clinic" last week to help people
"kick the habit."
THE PROGRAM, which costs
twenty dollars, runs for six weeks
with a conditional "money-back
Enrollees pay the entire program
cost before the first meeting. If
they follow the program, two dol-
lars are returned at each of the
subsequent meetings. Money not
returned is placed in a Health
Service fund.
What must smokers do to re-
cover these payments? They must
simply show up and follow the
program. There are two problems
the Clinic will attack; the num-
ber of cigarettes smoked, and the
situations in which they are smok-

"I'm sure you've heard people
say, 'If I don't see Dylan I'll die.'
Well, they won't. Nobody is going
to die because they didn't see
Meanwhile, University promoter
S"e Young expressed her dismay
at the entire situation. "It's a
shame it happened, whether it's a
See DYLAN, Page 8
gram director, takes a behavior
modification approach to solving
the problem. Cigarette smoking,
she believes, is a conditioned re-
sponse to certain "cues" in the
. A cue is the onset of any situa-
tion in which a person usually
smokes - drinking coffee, study-
ing, or watching TV. Every week
several of these "stimulus events"
will become off-limits for smoking.
The smoker can choose to quit
while watching TV, for example,
but continue smoking at other
times. This facilitates a "phasing
out" of smoking, rather than cold
turkey withdrawal.
Later on, larger parts of the
environment become non-smoking
events; places such as the car or
office. And finally, no smoking is
allowed anywhere.
THE SMOKER is also required
to cut down the number of cigar-
ettes smoked daily. If clients start
out smoking twenty a day, they
must cut to sixteen the second
week, twelve the next week, and so
on until 'zero' at the end.

"In 1969 it was considered as-
tounding that able - bodied men
should be provided for," Griffiths
said. "The 24 men who sit beside
me on our committee are still ex-
tremely reluctant to give anything
to another man."
SHE POINTED OUT the unfair
situations created by existing pro-
grams. The resentment low-income
workers feel when they find non-
workers better off than themselves
was particularly difficult for Grif-
fiths to reconcile.
"A person would have to earn
$6500 in gross wages to equal the
current welfare package, which in-
cludes food stamps and medical
care," Griffiths explained. "The
system simply is not fair."
Griffiths is annoyed that so much
current welfare discussion centers
on how much aid should be given.
"WHEN SO MUCH concern is
based on benefit levels," she said,
"you miss where the real worry
ought to be-on the conditions that
make the aid a necessity."
fhe believesethat no basic amount
of money need be set; but that
the benefit levels mustbe placed
high enough to equal the amount
garnered from the current com-
bination of programs.
Although Griffiths firmly feels
that "there are at present, too
many programs to deal with,' she
emphasized that "no one must lose
by a possible change."

helps 'kick habit'

The smokers do not have to quit
completely, however. One mem-
ber of the clinic group wants to
cut down to five a day. The trick
is to substitute new behaviors,
when the environment "cues" the
smoking urge.
"Think in terms of pairing,"
Commorato told her clients at the

first meeting. "That is," she said,
"what you do, when you smoke.
The object is to weaken stimulus
control over smoking behavior."
IF A PERSON, usually smokes
while on the phone, for example,
the telephone's ring can cue them
See SMOKERS', Page 2

Nixon's taxes

The California tax board yesterday ruled that Presi-
dent Richard Nixon, one of the state's most famous na-
tive sons, and his wife are not considered residents for
personal income tax purposes. The decision follows pub-
lic revelations that the president, who maintains a spa-
cious western white house in San Clemente, had not paid
California residency taxes from 1969 to 1972. Tax board
executive officer Martin Huff told reporters that the
general rule is that a California resident must spend nine
months of the year in the'"state and that examinations
of white house logs of the president's travels showed
that he spent only 15 per cent of the year in the state.
On the inside . .
..Sports page hosts a typical Cogsdillian (Clark
that is) piece on the wrestlers' meet at Iowa . . . and
the Arts page presents two reviews, one by Bruce Shlain
of the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper" and the other by
Kurt H rju of Dylan's liew record, "Planet Waves".

Food co-o ps, an alternative
to retail food reap-offs'

U pus hes
VP Ford ?:
The University is peddling me
dallions of various sizes immortal-
izing the stiff-jawed image of
Gerald Ford in his vice presiden-
tial inauguration last December.
The medallions, officially de
scribed as a money-getting gim .
mick for the University's "Gerald
Ford Scholarship Fund," have be-
come the topic of some controversy
due to their questionable political
UNIVERSITY President Robben
Fleming has said the income from
sales of the bronze, silver, and gold Y
medallions would go to Ford if
the new vice president had not
chosen to augment the scholarship
Fleming bubbled with praise for 4
Ford this week, saying, "This}*
generous act on the part of Vice
President Ford is only one in a
long series of testimonials to his
devotion to and interest in his
alma mater."
BUT AT LEAST one faculty
member isn't so sure of Ford'sf~
devotion. The professor, who asked n
to remain anonymous, contends."::

First in a series of three
Have you shopped at a supermarket recently
and wondered whether the store was competing
against its rival commercial interests or against
the consumers? Consumers are clearly in the
red; just notice their bloodshot eyes.
The grocery price index was 25.3 per cent higher
in December. 1973 than December 1972, according
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. One must ask,,
"Is there any way to beat the reaper?"
ONE ALTERNATIVE to the retail food "reap-
off" is the food co-op. Food co-ops give people a
torinna ,er ad rii,;h- ts mad

chemically fertilized, sprayed, dyed, or preserved)
may be found here due to conscious community
efforts and contributions.
A. SUM OF $2,300 was donated, and an amazing
$7,800 was loaned to the co-op in 1973. Can you
imagine A&P or Wrigley's receiving donations?
Other significant contributions to the People's
Food Co-op include four refrigerators, a 60 pound
scale, and wooden shelves and bins.
Volunteer workers bagging nuts, cutting cheese,
etc., volunteer truckers going to Detroit and other
places, and "customers" bringing their own egg
cartons, jars,' and bags and weighing and pricing

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