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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 106 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 6, 1974 Ten Cents

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Teacher stricken

Psychology Prof. Elton McNeil suffered a heart attack
Monday night and was admitted to St. Joseph's Mercy
Hospital, where the nursing staff reported yesterday he
was "resting comfortably" but still under observation
in the hospital's intensive care unit. McNeil is a popu-
lar lecturer in Psych. 171, Introduction to Psychology as
a Social Science. He began to feel ill Monday evening
while preparing a series of films he is making on teach-
ing how to teach.
TAs funded
The University has announced plans to continue the in-
state tuition fee benefit for graduate teaching assist-
ants through augmenting student aid accounts for next
year. Vice President for Academic Affairs Allan Smith
says TA's who were worried about not receiving finan-
cial aid to cover the old in-state benefit have "no cause
for worry."
Esch's energy
Congressman Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor) has an-
nounced plans to pitch in and do hisshare for energy-
troubled constituents. Esch has installed an "energy
hotline" in his Ann Arbor office to "provide a liaison
between residents of the Second Congressional District
and the Federal Energy Office." Those who want to
submit their energy problems to federal red tape may
do so by dialing 761-FUEL.
Hi. My name is 23475
Some of the nurses at Detroit Medical Center's Har-
per Hospital are rather cold types. Aluminum-cold, in
fact. The hospital presently employs 70 hard-working,
three-wheeled, electrically-controlled robots to serve
meal trays and return the dirty dishes to the kitchen.
A dozen other U. S. hospitals use the mechanized aides,
but Harper boasts the largest fleet. The robots guide
themselves through the corridors, operate their own
elevators, and when ordered to do so, find their way
back to their closets.
Happenings . ..
have a political flavor. The Housing Policy Com-
mittee, recently the scene of many a heated debate on
student power, meets at 2:30 p.m. in West Quad's Dining
Room 4, with the co-edization of Stockwell on the agen-
da . . . PIRGIM will debate the advantages and disad-
vantages of nuclear energy use at 8 p.m. in room 4202
of the Union . . . the city's Cablecasting Commission
meets at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall's council chambers to
address "growing community involvement in public
access TV" ... the Attica Brigade and Young Socialist
Alliance will lead another protest against local Exxon
recruiters, starting at 1 p.m. in the Fishbowl . . . and
the Rackham Student Government will huddle in Exec-
utive Session at 8 p.m. on Rackham's Fourth Floor.
Look ma, no hands
Cruel and unusual punishment seems to be on the
rampage again. In Tunisia, two men convicted of theft
were sentenced yesterday to have their right hands cut
off. Islamic law provides for amputations, floggings and
other corporal punishments for specified offenses, so if
you're ever in North Africa, keep your hands to your-
Guardsman takes the Fifth
A former Ohio National Guardsman refused to testify
yesterday before the Cleveland grand jury investigating
the Kent State killings. James Pierce, one of the
guardsmen who opened fire on student demonstrators in
May 1970, took the Fifth Amendment and asked for full
immunity. His lawyer refused to let him talk to report-
ers yesterday.
Hearst heiress kidnapped
Firing at witnesses as they went, kidnapers dragged
newspaper heiress Patricia Campbell Hearst, 19,
screaming from her apartment Monday night it was
disclosed yesterday. Authorities and the family awaited
a ransom demand, but none was reported. During the
raid, the kidnapers badly beat Hearst's fiance and beat
and tied a neighbor who ran to their aid. The apartment
was left a shambles and splattered with blood. In full

view of neighbors, the blindfolded victim was dumped
into the trunk of a stolen car. The empty car was later
found seven blocks away.
On the inside .. .
Clarke Cogsdill views fear and loathing in Iowa City
on the Sports Page . . . Daily critic extraordinaire Bruce
Shlain examines a pair of Eric Rohmer films . . . Le
Duc Tho's partisan peace- agreement prose graces the
Editorial Page, and Paul Eichbauer explains the LSA-
POINT information system on Page 3.

life on
Special To The Daily
MARS-Is there intelligent life
on the planet Earth?I
This is the most controversial
question confronting Martian
scientists as they study the most
recent photographic plates of
Earth, taken a mere ten miles
from the surface.
Although the photographs re-
veal no signs of intelligent life,
some scientists still contend that
Earth is inhabited, despite the
presence of the d e a d I y gas,
oxygen, which combines with
and destroys all organic mole-
MEANWHILE, back on Earth,
the eminent astro-biologist Carl
Sagan debated the probability
of life on earth from an extra-
terrestrial standpoint before a
large crowd at Hill Auditorium
yesterday afternoon.
"It is far from easy to detect
life on a planet solely through
photography," said Sagan.
Indicating a map of the Po-
tomac River, Sagan pointed out
that at a distance of one mile,
"there is no evidence of life in
Washington, D.C., intelligent or
otherwise." The crowd went
According to Sagan, civiliza-
See SAGAN, Page 2

Violence continues on
highways across U.S.
By AP and Reuter
Negotiators for striking independent truckers recom-
mended in Washington last night that drivers continue their
nationwide shutdown. Violence continued, as one driver was
shot and killed in his truck outside Harrington, Del.
Drivers' negotiators rejected President Nixon's decision to
immediately freeze diesel fuel prices, Leonard Fleet, attor-
ney for the Council of Independent Truckers, announced the
rejection after a meeting of the independents' negotiators.
Fleet said the drivers wanted assurances that the price freeze would
remain in effect as long as necessary until Congress had acted. He also
said the truckers would not go back to work until they had immediate

Sagan: Life out there?


authority to levy an additional five p
investigating the death of the un-
identified truck driver on U. S. 13.
They said they were searching for
a couple in a late model auto in
connection with the shooting.
More layoffs and pending food
shortages were reported as the in-
ci-easingly violent strike continued.
Earlier yesterday the Justice
Department warned it would crack
down on strikers' terrorism and
violence. Attorney General Wil-
liam Saxbe ordered the Justice
Department, including the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, to look
into the attacks.
THE ACTION WAS taken in re-
snonse to strikers who have been
shooting at strike-breaking drivers
and stoning their trucks.
"This means that we're going to
have officersvwho are collecting
evidence at every place these peo-
ple gather and wherever viola-
tions occur." Saxbe said.
The decision of the truckers came
several hours after federal energy
chief Wiliiam Simon announced
that Nixon had ordered diesel fuel
prices frozen iintil the end of Feb-
ruarv, or until Congress'actedon
legislation permitting the indedend-
ents to pass along increased fuel
costs to the shippers to which they
are under contract.
said the truckers were willing to
continue negotiating here "as long
and hard as necessary to bring this
to a just solution."
There was no immediate word on
the schediling of new talks.
Earlier Simon had expressed hone
that the government's actions "will
get the trucks back on the road."
The truckers' unity committee,
which has been conducting the ne-
gotiations with the government,
had no immediate comment.
The strike has been eating stead-
ilv into food supplies and in par-
ticularly the Midwest and many
Eastern cities there are fears there
might be shortages by the end of .
the week in many sunermarkers if
the drivers continue their stoppage.
THE SITUATION has been wors-
ened by lay-offs in various indus-
tries which are not getting supplies
of vital raw materials and wide-
spread violence in at least 17 states.
National Guardsmen are now on
alert in six states.

er cent surcharge on shipments.
on US-23
George Fox sat in the Oleson
House restaurant near the corner
of Carpenter Rd. and U. S. 23 after
driving his rig in from Indianapolis
yesterday and discussed the inde-
pendent truckers strike.
"With all the truckers that are
dissatisfied they could quietly shut
down everything - but they're not
organized enough," he said.
A driver for D. A. Lubricant
Co., Fox said Akron, St. Louis and
Gary, Ind. were the worst areas
in the U. S. for truck drivers to
pass through this week. Because
of the increased violence accom-
paning the strike, Fox added he
absolutely refused to drive at
night until the strike was com-
pletely settled.
Joe Tate stopped to fill-up at the
Union 76 station on 23 near Tem-
perance. He agreed with inde-
pendent's demands for lower diesel
fuel prices but not the violence of
the striking truckers. He added
that he had stayed off the road
for two weeks prior to yesterday.
But when he got a desperate call
from his dispatcher at Pittsburgh
Plate Glass, he agreed to drive-
but only as part of a convoy.
THE ATTENDANT filling Tate's
rig said the station's diesel fuel
sales had dropped 75 per cent
since the strike started.
Tate, who drives out of Creslen,
Ohio, said most of the truckers he
knows are staying off the roads
because they are scared.
Further south on 23, Fred Na-
bozy, an independent, huddled be-
tween idling rigs at a Texaco sta-
tion with Frank Schreiner and
See TRUCKERS, Page 8

By The AP and Reuter
gate Prosecutor Leon Ja
yesterday reported receiv
"lengthy communication":
President Nixon's chief .coun
declined to disclose the cont
AT LEAST TWO major d
have been straining relatio
tween the President's specia
sel, James St. Clair, and att
on the prosecutor's staff:
0 Jaworski's attempts t
suade the White House tot
more tape recordings and

prosecu tor
ments for possible use as Water- Jawors
Water- gate evidence. Congress
worski ! A growing debate over the na evide
ing a credibility of former White House if it we
f r o m aide John Dean, Nixon's principal tarily, h
sel but accuser in the case. ity, but
ents. Jaworski's office has received a tapes ar
lengthy communication from White him to it
isputes House counsel which will require He sai
ns be- "clarification and further discus- pected
1 coun- sion between Jaworski and St. quests.
orneys Clair," the statement issued by the . AN IT
prosecutor's office said. "We will might n
o per- have no further comment until terials u
release those discussions are held late this the Pres
docu- week," the statement added. last wee

get tapes.?

ski, who was armed by
s with the power to subpoe-
ence from the White House
re not turned over volun-
as yet to use that author-
the latest tug-of-war over
nd documents might bring
id over the weekend he ex-
some response to his re-
NDICATION that N i x o n
o longer give up such ma-
without a fight came during
sident's speech to Congress
ek. He told the lawmakers
ecutor's office had already
everything it needed from
te House.
White House also has shown

100 protest presence
of Exxon recruiters
Nearly 100 people occupied the hall outside a job placement office
in the East Engineering Bldg. yesterday afternoon, protesting the
presence there of three Exxon Corporation recruiters.
Spokespersons for the demonstrators said they were protesting the
oil company's "responsibility" for the energy crisis and the University's
role in supplying the corporation with employes. Exxon, formerly
Standard Oil of New Jersey, is the world's largest oil company.
THE PROTEST was organized by an ad hoc committee composed
of local members of the Attica Brigade, the Young Socialist Alliance,
and the Radical Students Union.
After assembling in the Fishbowl
at around 1 p.m., the protestors
marched to the East Engineering
Bldg. carrying signs, shouting slo-
gans, and gaining in numbers.
They were met in the hall outside
the cubicles where the Exxon re-
cruiters were conducting their in-
terviews by Eng. Prof. John Young,
director of the Engineering Place-
ment Office.
"You're perfectly welcome to
protest," he told them with a
By BARBARA CORNELL genial smile, then aptly enough
Local law enforcement agencies was drowned out as the protestors
mobilized an air-and-ground search resumed their chanting.
late yesterday when two men-one ALTHOUGH THE demonstrators
accused of rape and the other of filled the hall and continued to
murder-escaped from the Ypsi- chant slogans for half an hour,
lanti State Center for Forensic the Exxon representatives con-
Psychiatry. tinued to interview engineering
Police reported that the two men, students despite the disruption.
idlentifed as John Burns of Jack- Young later admitted having
son and Eddie Ross of Compton, "mixed feelings" about the event.
Calif., escaped on foot around "I like to see a little life in the
4:30 p.m. from the psychiatric fa- students," he said, "but we have
cility, where they hadsbeen detain- to protect the rights of the people
ed for mental competancy exami- who want to be interviewed too."
nrtions prior to standing trial. Yesterday the University an-
,_,. nounced that it had received an

the pros
the Whit
The W

signs of an increasingly strong at-
tack on Dean, who testified last
year that Nixon knew persons in
his administration were covering
up involvement by themselves and
others in the burglary of Demo-
cratic Party National Offices in the
Watergate office building in June,
Meanwhile the House Judiciary
Committee could find it necessary
to seek President Nixon's testi-
mony in person as its inquiry into
possible impeachment develops,
Committee Chairman Peter Rodino
(D-N.J.) said yesterday.
Rodino said at a news conference
he cannot now say whether the
committee will call Nixon.
"IF IT BECOMES necessary, I
believe the committee would feel
the President's presence is re-
quired," he said.
The news conference followed a
closed session at which the com-
mittee approved completion of a
staff of 90 to work on the inquiry.
Rodino emphasized that the staff
is nonpartisan and that no one was
employed who had taken a stand,
so far as could be determined, on
the impeachment.
The House is expected to vote
sweeping subpoena powers to the
committee today. However, Rodino,
Edward Hutchinson (R-Mich.), the
leading Republican on the commit-
tee, and the chief counsel, John
Doar, agreed that the committee
will first try to obtain voluntarily
the information it seeks from the
White House, the office of special
Watergate prosecutor Leon Jawor-
ski and others.

Jawors ki

Big business reps
speak to U' women

"There's not a company repre-
sented here that's not actively
looking for women," said Michael
Shea of the American Natural Gas
System. "To be honest, we will now
take the female over the equally
qualified male."
Shea, one of six business repre-
sentatives nresent, spoke before a
packed audience at yesterday's Wo-

portunities for women in business
have never been better.
Shea emphasized that a major
in computer sciences, economics, or
mathematics would be most appro-
"The business world is not keen
on liberal arts" he confessed. "Af-
ter all, they don't offer us much.
When women with a liberal arts
background are interested in a

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