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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vo. LxXV, No 108 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 8, 1974 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

e federa Dea rtmentof Transportation has approv-
Transportation Authority (AATA) to help finance the
city's Teltran busing system. The grant, announced yes-
terday by Congressman Marvin Esch, will pay for ap-
proximately 80 per cent of the 56-odd additional buses
needed for the transportation expansion. The original
grant request was filed last April by the AATA follow-
ing the successful passing of a city ballot proposal on
the Teltran busing system.
Kresge honored
Harry Cunningham, honorary .chairman of the board of
S. S. Kresge Co. and chairman of its executive anid fi-
nance committees, will receive the 1974 Business Leader-
ship Award from the University's School of Business
Administration. The award will be presented March 15.
According to Floyd Bond, dean of the business school,
Cunningham was the unanimous choice of the faculty-
student selection committee. "The company prospered
under his fine leadership," Bond said. The Kresge Co.
made the news recently when The Michigan Civil Rights
Commission ruled the company must halt all "past dis-
criminatory practices and open all of its management
positions to female applicants.
Cavanagh goes home
Former Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh was re-
leased from St. Joseph's Hospital late Wednesday night
after treatment for high blood pressure and chest pains.
Cavanagh, a candidate for the 1974 Democratic guber-
natorial nomination, was hospitalized last week after
complaining of chest pains. Hospital officials said, how-
ever, he did not suffer a heart attack.
Dope note
Some people will trust anybody. A Couzens Hall resi-
e wa robbed of $100 ysterday afe agreeingbt a
wavy hair, moustache, and long coat. The stranger ap-
proached the victim on State Street, and a rendezvous
was set. The resident, who asked to remain anonymous,
produced the dough at the agreed time and place, and
the robber produced a knife. The police were unsym-
pathetic.
Taking its cue from the once all-male Michigan band,
the University's athletic department announced yes-
terday that pom-pom girls would take the field at next
fall's football games along with the all-male group of
cheerleaders. While the Daily welcomes the advent of
more women on the field, we find the prospect of mini-
skirted women distracting lecherous fans during half-
time boorish and disgusting.
Happenings .. .
are numerous and varied today . . . Guild House,
802 Monroe, will feature Psychiatrist Marshall Shearer
at their noon luncheon. The topic of his speech is "Killing
the Relationship with Kindness". Guild House is also
sponsoring an African dinner tonight at 6 p.m. It's a
benefit for "Project Famine: Africa". For reservations
call 662-5189 . . . The Women's Film Festival-"Women
in the Reel World" continues today with actress Merdith
McCrae speaking on the Hollywood Industry and Ac-
tresses in Aud. E 170 P and A Bldg. at 3 p.m. . . . The
History Dept. and the History Undergrad Assoc. will
hold a discussion on new ideas for teaching at 4 p.m.,
182 P and A Bldg. . . . The Anthro department presents
Christopher Peebles lecturing on "Organization of Pre-
Historic Eastern U. S. Society" at 4 p.m. in MLB Lec.
Rm. 2 . . . The Chinese Student Assoc. presents two
films "Acupuncture Anesthesia" and "Han Tomb Finds"
at 7 and'9 p.m., Rm. 1309 School of Ed . . . The Farm
Workers Support Committee will picket Wrigleys today,
those interested should meet at 3:15 by the North door of
the Union . . . New World Media continues its interna-
tional film series with "Bolivia" and "Cry of the People"
in East Quad No. 126, at 8 p.m. . . . The Young Socialist
Alliance and Organization of Arab Students are sponsor-
ing a forum entitled Mideast Perspective at 7 p.m. in the
Anderson Rooms, in the Union . . . and last but not least

WCBN FM (89.5) will broadcast live folk/rock music
midnight till 3 a.m.
The Daily erroneously reported yesterday that the
Rainbow People's Party would join the ad hoc citizens'
committee in a protest at the proposed site for a new
MacDonald's restaurant. Actually, the Rainbow Peo-
ple's Party is participating in the protest as part of
the ad hoc committee, along with the Human Rights
Party, Free People's Clinic, .the People's Food Coop,
and a number of other groups who have taken a major
role in the protest. The nerotest was pioneered, however,
by the Ann Arbor Sun, which is not affiliated with RPP.
On the inside . . .
the Suorts pnge takes a look at Michigan track
star Tim lRowe ...the Editorial page nresents an over-
view of the Basque separatist movement by Alan Kettler,
and the Arts page features Cinema Weekend.

Government,
reach tentat

trucker negotiators

ive

fuel

4

By GORDON ATCHESON
It's not that Ann Arborites really
hate-or even strongly dislike-_
burgers, french fries, and triple- ..t
thick shakes.
But some of them just don't
want to see the last home on May-
nard St. bulldozed to make way for . .
Ronald McDonald and his nickel e
and dime cuisine.
THE FATE of the 75-year-old,
House now ret with City Cunci
which is considering a measure to
alloir McDonalds Corp. to build a
fast food emporium on the site.
To help the town parents make ~
up their minds, about 30 people ...
from the Stop McDonald Commit- ~
tee y esterdaye brvedmathe bitter < .i/,.
front sf the house.
Chanting, "We deserve a break
today, tell McDonalds to go away,"
the demonstrators combined a Pht yDVDFNO n ro u
good old fashioned picket line withPhtbyAVDFN NnnrbrSn
guerrilla theater providing an ani- A CITY REPUBLICAN dances with a local version of Ronald MacDonald y esterday at a protest in front
See NTI Pae 2of the site of the proposed hamburger joint.
CROSS-CLAIM FILED-:

agreement
Drivers guaran1teed
WASHINGTON (A' - Negotiators for the federal govern-
ment and striking independent truckers reached tentative
agreement yesterday to end the eight-day-old highway shut-
down. The government immediately began putting its part of
the bargain into effect.
White House Press Secretary Gerald Warren said the
Nixon administration believes the action will resolve the
truck strike, but an Associated Press survey of truckers across
the country showed sentiment was strong against the settle-
ment.
WARREN ALSO said an interdepartmental task force had developed
"firm contingency plans" to keep the highways open if truckers decide

City

eies
d n

accusation

of

AATA

funds

misuse

By CHERYL PILATE
Denying "misappropriation of
funds," the city yesterday issued
a cross-claim against a suit filed
by six Ann Arbor citizens and the
League of Women Voters.
The suit, filed January 31,
charged that the city had with-
drawn funds earmarked for the
Ann Arbor Transportation Author-
AATA FUNDS are used to im-
plement a city-wide mass transit
system which eventually will in-
clude door-to-door Dial-a-Ride
service in all parts of the city.
Although the plaintiffs requested
an accounting and restoration of
funds, according to complainant
Sally Vinter, they "are not bring-
ing charges for deliberate or
wrongful damages.'"
Last April, a two-and-a-half mill
transportation tax was approved
by Ann Arbor voters - amounting
to a $1.4 million gross intake.
THE PLAINTIFFS charge that
the city has taken $221,000 or more
in AATA funds without AATA ap-
proval.
However, the cIty alleges that
the funds werp "mistakenly is-
sued" by the city comptroller and
were "never intended" for use by
the AATA.

"THE VOTERS
two-and-a-half mill
pposes of mass
AATA," said City A
Pear.
"Thle appropriatio
ear - marked in th
were they approved
he continued.
The city charter
By GORDON A'
During a mass
night ,over 300 Univ
fellows approved a
mands-including s
nomic gains 'and re
official TF bargain
presentation to the
The group also di
the University does
negotiated, written
midnight Feb. 17,
will be held over th4
days.
THE DEMANDS,
ly unanimously, inc

approved the
increase for
transportation,
ttorney Edwin
ns were not
e budget, nor
by Council,"
requires that
irga

the funds either be approved by
Council or written into the budget.
Twasisued totthe AATA wsint te
forms of loans and advances.
THE CITY contends that the
withdrawal of AATA funds was
used to repay a 1970 loan from the
city for AATA buses.
However, the plaintiffs charge

that last April's ballot proposition,
which approved the transportation
ing funds for retroactive purposes.
"The city never properly appro-
priated the money to the AATA and
it was never intended solely for
their use because the bond issue
only provided funds for the city
transportation budget," claimed
Pear.

to continue their protests.
Asked if this meant federal
troops might be called to duty,
Warren declined comment. He
confirmed, however, that the De-
artnt of eDefense was repre-
The first governmental actions
came from the Federal Energy
Office (FEO) and the Depart-
ment of Transportation.
THE ENERGY office announced
over-the-highway truckers will be
given 100 per cent of their current
fuel needs, rather than 110 per
cent of their 1972 fuel usage.
It said this change will make
available to truck stops an addi-
tional .76,000 barrels of diesel fuel
per day. Trucks using gasoline
were promised similar treatment.
liam Simosaid"hews setting u
a complaint service with a toll-
free telephone number to begin op-
eration Monday morning.
HE INVITED truckers to phone
complaints of alleged price-gouging
or supply problems to this number:
800-424-8660. Simon said the FEO
and the Internal Revenue Service
would immediately check on such
The Department of Transporta-
tion announced it will review .the
weights an iz es oftrucks onin
terstate highways. It also said it
would check into the difference in
state laws on truck sizes and
weights.
The department said such dif-
ferences between states "cause
numerous inefficiencies including
wasteful uses of fuel."
THE INTERSTATE Commerce
Commission (ICC) announced it
would let truckers file for fuel-re-
lated rate hikes without having to
changes as compiled by the Cost
of Living Council sufficient to jus-
tify the rate changes.
The ICC announced no' action,
however, on the freight rate sur-
charge which the negotiators and
the White House said had been
agreed to. That surcharge was to
have been granted immediately,
according' to Warren. It would
cover increased costs other than
fuel.
Meanwhile, truck traffic was re-
ported increasing in some areas
yesterday, but many independent
truckers' leaders said they would
continue the strike rather than
See PRELIMINARY, Page 2
GREAT BARGAINS

By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON --Vice President
Gerald Ford said yesterday Presi-
dent Nixon told him about 10 days
ago that he was actively consider-
ing pubi reeasen ofal ht
ments bearing on Watergate.
Ford told a news conference that
the President gave this replywe
the controversial materials.
FORD RESTATED that in his
view it would have been a case of
"the quicker the better" for the

niztio apoe

Fight nearly eru

package o
TCHESON 0 waiver of tuition for teaching
meeting last fellows, coupled with general cost
ersity teaching of living increases in stipends;
package of de- 0 recognition of the Graduate
ignificant eco- Employes' Organization - Organiza-
cognition of an tion of Teaching Fellows (GEO-
ing agent-for OTF) Executive Committee as the
administration, official bargaining agent for TF's;
Lecided that if * teaching fellow affirmative
not agree to a action quotas established by GEO-
contract by OTF; and
a strike vote * maternity, paternity and sick
e following two leaves and day care facilities.
Other demands cover areas of
agreed to near- job security, grievance procedures,
lude: and working conditions - such as
- -- firm limits on class size. The pack-
age approved at the meeting is
L ts "t--
The only demand which caused
* much disagreement among the
grup was th esnrtablishment of
lows. A number of TF's argued
that such a stipulation constitutes
veral members reverse discrimination.
s display, the NONETHLESS the major stum-
whelmingly to bling block in negotiations wvith
uested funds to the University administration could
prove to be the University's recog-
neeting, consti- nition of a bargaining agent for
eries of criti- the TF's.
One student The administration has stead-
yet to witness fastly refused to recognize GEO-
latingly offen- OTF as a legal agent for the Uni-
versity's 1600 TF's, claiming that
iore legitimate to do so would violate "a long-
g disapproval standing policy."
her than eat- GEO-OTF, however, has made
ce in front of this authorization one of its prime

Eemand s
dra Silberstein, GEO-OTF chairwo -
man. She also said that the teach-
ing fellows must be willing to
strike, since a work stoppage is
the only threat the administration
would take seriously.
THE TF organization will not,
however, authorize a strike unless
the University fails to come to
terms and an absolute majority of
See TF's, Page 8

Kiwanis'
By SARA RIMER ms

sale mobbed

Ford
President to release all information
he had on Watergate. But the Vice
President indicated he felt Nixon
w a s aitiyngsrecommendatins
on the timing.
"I believe thiat at the appropriate
time, his lawyers may make rec-
ommendations to him," said od
MEANWHILE, it was announced
that President Nixon has ordered
his special" Watergate legal ad-
See VP, Page 8

By STEPHEN SELBST
and PAUL TERWILLIGER
Violence was narrowly averted
at last night's SGC meeting when
Council member Matt Hoffman was
escorted from the chambers follow-
ing the most antagonistic session
in recent history.
Hoffman's escape capped a ser-
ies of unpleasant racial incidents
which began when Hoffman, Jim
Hudler, and Brad Taylor all
munched a head of non-union let-
tuce in front of representatives of
the United Farm Workers (UFW)

by catcalls from se
of the audience.
Despite Hoffman'
Council voted over
apporiate the reqi
the UFW.
At the end of the r
tuents leveled a s
cisms at Hoffman.
commnented, "I have
anything so calcu
sive."
"There are far mr
ways of expressin
with the UFW ot]
mna non-union lettu

At 9:55 yesterday morning Ernie
Laetz donned white gloves and a
top hat and smoothed his long
formal tails and red vest. He took
a deep breath and was ready to
face the first mad rush to the
Annual Kiwanis Club Rummage
Sale.
Despite frigid temperatures, an
impatient crowd began gathering
at 8:30, and when Ernie opened
the doors at 10:00, it was a mad
stampede.
"STAND BY that post where
you'll be safe," one man shouted.
The fire marshall pleaded "easy,
easy, easy," but everyone wanted
to be the first to get that great

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