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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXX V, No. 110 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 10, 1974 Ten Cents

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HRP plat form sessions
The Human Rights Party yesterday held its first
session of a series of platform resolution meetings and
completed work on communications and health care is-
sues. The meetings are being held this and next week-
end to finalize the HRP platform for the coming City
Council elections in April. Yesterday the HRP called for
the establishment of an "Ann Arbor health authority,"
with broad powers to investigate unethical medical prac-
tices, and for a community controlled non-profit cable
TV system, in stark contrast to the present private
enterprize dominated cable TV set-up.
Happenings.. .
.are slim today . . . The Human Rights Party con-
tinues its platform convention at 1 p.m. in Rm. 124 East
Quad . .. The Women's Film Festival, "Women in the
Reel World", starts at noon today in Aud. E-170 P and
A Bldg. . . . The .music school offers a recital in Rack-
ham Aud. at 4:30 p.m. . . . and the Ark Coffeehouse,
1421 Hill, presents Ark Sunday, which this week fea-
tures a study of Psalms.
Ford views truckers
Vice President Gerald Ford predicted yesterday the
shutdown by independent truckers "will be resolved."
Speaking at a news conference preceding a $1,000-per-
couple reception at the Kalamazoo Country Club, Ford
said, "The government has bent over backwards" in its
effort to resolve the trucking shutdown. "I think that
most truckers realize that it is a good settlement," Ford
said. However, he added that, even if truckers reject
the pact, he does not expect .the National Guard to be
federalized in an effort to keep truck traffic moving.
Reverse discrimination
A black coach in a ghetto school has been ordered to
give up his job to a white man in a discrimination case
ruling. The Connecticut Human Rights and Opportuni-
ties Commission ordered that Sesrie Ford be replaced
by Philip Kearney as head track coach at predominately
black Weaver High School in Hartford, Conn. The com-
mission ruled Jan. 25 that Kearney was denied the job
in 1972 because he was white.

Nixon initiates bill to
renew transit systems
By The AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON-President Richard Nixon said yesterday
the federal government has met the legitimate grievances of
striking independent truckers and declared, "Now is the time
to get all the trucks back on the road."
In a nationwide radio address outlining the administra-
tion's 1974 transportation proposals, Nixon said the federal
government has acted promptly "to find a responsible and just
solution" to what he termed the "special hardships" that face
independent truckers as a result of the energy crisis.
The President acknowledged in effect that not all of the independents
have accepted the solution negotiated here this week in government-
industry conferences. Then he added a note of warning to some of the

Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
Just another baaaad bonne
In one of the more atypical plays from yesterday's basketball game in Crisler Arena, Ohio State's Steve Wenner (41) comes down with. a re-
bound in spite of fierce opposition from Wolverines Wayman Britt (32) and Steve Grote (30). Through most of the g-me, the Maize and Blue
dominated the boards, with Campy Russell snagging 19 caroms and C. J. Kupec adding 15 as the Wolverines copped another laugher, 91-
68. For details, see Page 8.

"In no instance will we tolerate
violence from those with griev-
ances," he said. "Those who will-
fully break the law can expect no
sympathy from those who enforce
the law. We intend to enforce the
federal laws, and we will give
state and local officials the assist-
ance they need to )enforce their
In other parts of his radio ad-
dress Nixon announced yesterday
that he will send to Congress next
week, bills to improve urban and
rural transnortation systems and
to restore America's railways "to
their proper place in the national
transportation system."
One measure, a Unified Trans-
portation Assistance P r o g r a m,
would authorize 16 billion dollars
in government aid for metropolitan
and rural transportation over the
next six years.
A second proposal, the Transpor-
tation Improvement Act, would
authorize two billion dollars in
federal loan guarantees to help
railroads invest in their tracks,
terminals and equipment, Nixon
said in his radio address.
Detailing legislation which he
hqd promised in his recent State
of the Union message to Congress,
Nixon stressed that, "Government
efforts have to concentrate on
achieving the goals of flexibility,
economy in use of energy re-
sources and balance in the avail-
ability of diverse forms of trans-
Two thirds of the 16 billion dol-
lars aid for metropolitan and rural
transportation, he said, would be
allocated to state and local govern-
ment for application in areas in
which they believed the money
could be spent most effectively.

Rh odes




Ford Kearney
Solzhenitsyn summoned
The prosecutor's office of the Soviet Union issued a
summons calling on the dissident author Alexander
Solzhenitsyn to appear for an interview, friends of the
writer's family said yesterday. Sources said officials
tried to hand the summons to Solzhenitsyn's wife last
Friday but she refused to accept the document on the
grounds that it did not state the reasons for which
Solzhenitsyn was being asked to appear and that it had
not been properly drawn up. The Soviet press has de-
nounced Solzhenitsyn as a traitor following publication
outside the country of "Gilag Archipelago," his book
about prison camps under the Stalin regime.
Ups and downs
What goes up does not necessarily come down. The
three Skylab astronauts found that out after undergoing
13 hours of medical examination yesterday aboard the
recovery ship the USS New Orleans. Gerald Carr, Wil-
liam Pogue and Edward Gibson all grew an inch or so
in height during their record 84 days in space. But the
increase quickly disappeared upon the men's return to
earth. Doctors believe their height change was caused
by the expansion of cartilege in the spine due to weight-
lessness. The expansion is lost under the effects of
earth's gravity.
Kidnappers keep silent
The father of kidnaped newspaper heiress Patricia
Hearst said yesterday he hoped the continued silence
from his daughter's abductors did not mean that she was
dead. "Maybe they just want us to sweat it out some
more, maybe they want to extend the publicity. I just
don't knuw," said Randolph Hearst, president and edi-
tor of the San Francisco Examiner and chairman of
the Hearst Corp. "I certainly hope to God the reason
isn't because Fatty is no longer alive," said Hearst.
The FBI circulated composite sketches of the abductors
and consulted experts on radical groups. They said
many callers claimed : to recognize the sketches of the
kidnapers. But agents said there were no new leads
in the kidnaping and the Symbionese Liberation Army
which is claiming it holds her issued no further word.
On the inside .. .
the Sinday Magazine features Backstage with
Dylan, by Daily editor and investigative reporter Dan
Biddle . . . The sports page has all the inside informa-

High University sources have
confirmed that LSA Dean Frank
Rhodes is one of several people
under consideration to assume the
presidency of the University of
During a time of major changes
in the University's administration,
it is also rumored that Rhodes is
being considered to replace Allan
Smith, the University's Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs.
that he is being considered for
either post, a source close to
Rhodes said that it is "common
knowledge"that Rhodes is a can-
didate for the Presidency of the
University of Minnesota.
Rhodes, who at first declined to
comment, said "I haven't heard
anything and nobody has contacted
me about any job offers."
Rhodes is allegedly on the final
list of candidates being considered
by the Regents at the University
of Minnesota - which has a stu-
dent enrollment of 50,000 sprawled
over five campuses.
A reporter for the Minnesota
Daily, the University of Minne-
sota's student newspaper, said that
the Regents have not yet inter-
viewed any of the candidates but
that they plan to do so in the near
A high administration source has
confirmed that Rhodes is also the
most "prominent candidate" be-
ing considered to fill the vacancy
left by Vice President Smith who

will be retiring before the begin-
ning of the 1974-75 school year.
The administration source claim-
ed that Rhodes is the only can-
didate "competent enough" to fill
the post.
"Rhodes has settled the faculty
disputes that plagued LSA before
he came, he has kept the college
out of debt and he has earned the

respect of many people," the
source continued.
Rhodes, who is a former Uni-
versity geology professor, was
hailed as an "innovator" and was
greeted with optimism by advo-
cates of changes in the literary
college when he first assumed the
Deanship two and a half years

to normal
By The Associated Press
Cargoes of meat from the Mid-
west and produce from the South
began rolling toward the Northeast
yesterday amid growing indica-
tions that the 10-day-old strike by
independent truckers w o u 1 d be
largely over by tomorrow.
Transportation Secretary Claude
Brinegar said in Washington yes-
terday that reports being compiled
by the government showed truck
traffic in Indiana, Illinois and
Michigan at about 80 to 90 per
cent ofenormal rates.
And he said "even in the states
where the slowdown has been most
critical, truck movements yester-
day were reported to be approach-
ing normal."
nificant pockets of resistance to
accepting the proposed strike set-
tlement, which includes a six per
cent surcharge on freight rates in-
dependent drivers receive for their
cargo and guarantees of all the
diesel fuel they need.
Brinegar, federal labor - energy
expert W. J. Usery and other me-
diators continued yesterday their
efforts to persuade drivers to climb
back in their rigs. They were hav-
ing some significant success.
The Fraternal Association of
Steel Haulers, which claims to rep-
resent one-fifth of the nation's esti-
mated 500,000 truckers, recom-
mended its members to accept the
proposed settlement. Steel haulers
locals began voting yesterday, and
most of them reporting went along
with their leadership's recommen-
dations. But one steel haulers local
in Ohio rejected the agreement.
W. T. Hayes, an official of the
35,000 member Council of Indepen-
dent Truckers, one of the dozens
of loosely organized groups of in-
,dependent d r i v e r s which have
sprung up overnight, said that they
voted to accept the agreement.
SOME SCATTERED acts of vio-
lence continued to be reported, and
state police and National Guard
patrols remained on-duty in at
least eight states to escort moving
convoys of trucks.
In Tucson, Ariz., truckers ended
their blockade of a large truck
stop yesterday, but other drivers
See NIXON, Page 2

Representative Bullard opens
new constituency office in city

Yesterday marked the opening of State Represen-
tative Perry Bullard's new "Constituency Office,"
located at 225 E. Liberty.
When asked what the purpose of the office is,
Bullard replied, "I'll be damned if I know." However,
he later remarked that "people need information on
what's happenin' in Lansing, and this will save them
a long distance telephone call."
Staffed by volunteers who will provide information,
explain issues and provide other services, the office
will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
AVAILABLE AT THE office is a wide assortment
of state house and senate journals, copies of bills
introduced in this session, and other pamphlets on
topics ranging from the legal rights of women to the
responsibilities of bicyclists.
Constituents will also be able to get assistance when

they have problems with local governmental agencies,
according to Bullard.
The office is being financed by the state Democratic
Party and Bullard himself. "I pay $15 every month
out of my own pocket," said Bullard. The building
was initially rented by the Democratic Party from
the "little old man" who owns it.
PRESUMABLY TO HELP out in the rent payments,
there will be a fund raiser on February 19 at the
Fifth Forum theater. The movie "Five On The Black
Hand Side" will be shown.
When asked about the recent Detroit Free Press
article concerning his use of a state owned car,
Bullard replied, "they're just quibbling."
The reporter "just got carried away as usual; he
must have had nothing better to write about," Bullard
added. Bullard also claimed that he was misquoted
in the Free Press story.
See BULLARD, Page 2


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Coal miners walk


despite govt. appeals

LONDON (/P)-Britain's 280,000 coal miners walked
off their jobs at midnight last night, ignoring govern-
ment appeals and precipitating what may be Bri-
tain's worst economic crisis in decades.
The miners walked out despite a decision on Thurs-
day by Prime Minister Edward Heath to call general
elections Feb. 28. Heath made it clear that the
miners' pay demands, which his government has re-
jected as inflationary, will be the major issue of the

and forced industry into a three-day work week.
THE STATE COAL BOARD said yesterday coal
stocks at the pits fell to 9.7 million tons last week.
The official danger level is 7 million tons. It said
another 13.3 million tons were waiting at electricity
power stations.
Coal provides 70 per cent of Britain's electricity
and supplies 45 per cent of all its energy needs.
The power shortage has forced the giant British
Steel Corp. to schedule a 50 per cent production cut

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