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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 114

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 15, 1974

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

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Oil protest
Some fifty demonstrators occupied a haloutside the
placement office in the West Engineering Bldg. for half
an hour yesterday afternoon, protesting the presence
of three recruiters from Standard Oil of California. A
brief scuffle resulted when three University security
employes, including safety chief Frederick Davids, at-
tempted to prevent Glenn Alvord of the New Morning
Media Collective from moving up the hall. City police
and University security personnel were blocking the
narrow hallway leading to the cubicle where the three
recruiters sat.
Programs rescued
The city Board of Education saved or reinstated a
number of extracurricular activities at its Monday night
meeting at a cost of over $200,000. The activities pro-
tected from the endangered species list include music,
kindergarten, interscholastic and intermural sports,
and after school activities. Money for these programs
came from surplus funds in the salary accounts, school
board officials said. Deputy Superintendent Emerson
Powerie explained that "the Board has accepted a num-
ber of resignations from people making $18,000 or so a
year and replaced them with people making $8,000 to
$10,000. That's one way to save."
Learning traded
The Learning Exchange of the Huron Valley has an-
nounced a campaign to update its file of teachers and
learners in the Ann Arbor area. The Learning Experi-
ence, a free educational matching service, presently has
over 200 subjects on file ranging from practical sur-
vival skills to academic subjects. The Exchange main-
tains a phone line through which callers can learn the
names of prospective teachers or students in their
areas of interest or competence, and in turn their names
are put on file for future callers. Learning Exchange
volunteers are on duty at 662-5189 from 6 to 10 p.m.,
Sunday through Friday.
Go north
The State Highway Department has decided to give
skiers a break in these days of modern times, when gas
prices are prohibitive. Starting this weekend, local resi-
dents will be able to ride from Ann Arbor to Traverse
City or Petoskey and back at $12 a person, on a bus
subsidized by the highway department and the Upper
Great Lakes Regional Commission. Buses will leave
the city Friday nights for points north and return
Sunday nights. Call toll free 1-800-482-3331 for scheduling
information and 'reservations.
Committee formed
Students taking history courses have organized an
Undergraduate Education Committee with the aim of
bringing innovative teaching and humanization to the
history department, according to committee member
Chris Daniels. Wednesday's Daily incorrectly reported
that a forum on teaching in the history department,
which was actually held 'last week, was slated for this
afternoon. However, all students who are interested in
the history department are invited to attend the com-
mittee's meetings at 8 p.m. Monday nights at Dominic's
restaurant.
Happenings ...
today are entertainment-oriented. The Ark pre-
sents Jean Carrignan, French Canadian fiddler, at 8:30
p.m. . . . the Stilyagi Air Corps' science fiction conven-
tion starts today with registration at 4 p.m. in ithe Un-
ion's faculty club lounge. Speakers and movies will be
featured from 7 p.m. to midnight. Cost for the entire
weekend is $5 . . . tickets for the Three Dog Night con-
cert to be held in March at the Union between 9 a. m.
and 5 p.m. . . . the University's Folk Dance Club invites
all comers to Barbour Gym from 8 to 11 p.m. . . . and
MUSKET puts on a performance of Gypsy at 8 p.m.
at the Power Center.
f
Julie has surgery
Julie Nixon Eisenhower. underwent surgery at Indiana
University Medical Center yesterday to stop internal

bleeding from an ovarian cyst, a hospital spokesman
said. The spokesman said surgery began at 5:30 p.m.
and that there were apparently no members of the Nixon
family at the hospital at the time Julie was taken into
the operating room.
S
Aiker to retire
Sen. George Aiken (R-Vt.), the senior GOP member of
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with 33 years
in office, announced yesterday he will not run for re-
election this year. Aiken, 81, said he appreciated the
offers of support from members of both major parties
"but my decision not to be a candidate for another
term was made some years ago."
On the ne side . .
The Arts Page presents Cinema Weekend . . .
the Editorial Page double-features a story by Tricia
Tepper on dorm security and Jack Krost's commentary
on local election non-reform . . . and in Sports, Gorgeous
George Hastings returns from Cobo Arena with a report
on how the Pistons fared.

Jaworski
release

says
pore

taxon
tapes,

refuses

to

~Inflation
-without
recession'
predicted
By ANN RAUMA
There will be no recession in
1974, although inflation problems
may continue, according to the
inaugural issue of "Economic Out-
look, USA."
The report, published by the
University's Survey Research Cen-
ter, is a synthesis of projections
by 55 economists from around the
country.
Yale University Prf. Henry
Wallich, who analyzed the fore-
casts, said the worst part of the
year is being experienced now, but
improvements should follow.
"GOING QUARTER to quarter
in 1974," Wallich writes, "the fore-
casters expect the main impact of
negative forces in the first quar-
ter, with continuous improvement
during the rest of the year."~
Despite improvements, this year's
inflation rate should rise about six
per cent, Wallich reports. However,
corporate profits are not expected
to decline because of the rise in
prices, he said.
Chances of a decline in infla-
tion during the year's first half
are about even, reports Wallich.
However, odds are four to one
against recession during the last
half of the year.
According to forecasts, rising
business spending on plants and
machinery will be the economy's
strength. Weak spots will be hous-
ing and consumer goods.
F. THOMAS JUSTER, program
director at the center and Univer-
sity professor, disagrees with the
report's optimism. He contends
that economic patterns of 1973
signal a recession.
He cited declines in 1973 that
appeared first in housing and thn
in the auto industry. Juster an-
ticipates that auto sales will sag
even further during the last half
of 1974.
Juster also noted that growth of
real income per family stopped in
1973. "The typical family will be
worse off in the first half than they
are now," said Juster. He added
that with rising prices, many wold
choose to save money rather than
spend it:.
JAY SCHMIEDESKAMP, direc-
tor of the Survey Research Cen-
ter's quarterly consumer surveys,
observed in the report that public
pessimism about the economy has
been widespread in the last
survey.

documents
Concern voice over
ominous impliations
WASHINGTON-President Nixon has flatly refused to
hand over any more tapes and documents relating to the
Watergate scandal, Special Prosecutor. Leon Jaworski an-
nounced yesterday.
Nixon's refusal to comply with the prosecutor's request for
further information heightened the President's conflict with
prosecutors and Congress over the Watergate case.
"IT IS NOW clear that evidence I deem material to our investiga-
tions will not be forthcoming," Jaworski wrote Sen. James Eastland
(D-Miss.) chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee.
A committee member, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) imme-
diately urged Eastland to call a meeting "to consider the ominous

AP Photo
PRESIDENT NIXON unveils a plaque during dedication ceremonies of the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital
in Miami, yesterday. With him is Sanford Bronstein, president of Cedars of Lebanon who issued the in-
vitation for Nixon to attend the ceremonies two years ago. On another front, Nixon was reported to
have refused to give special prosecutor Leon Jaw orski additional information on Watergate, a prob-
lem not quite as old as the invitation.

implication of Mr. Jaworski's let-
ter." He said the prosecutor should
be given the opportunity to testify.
Jaworski said he had been in-
formed by letter "that the Presi
dent has refused to reconsider his
earlier decision to terminate his
cooperation with his investigation,
at least with regard to producing
any tape recordings of presidential
conversations."
AT THE Florida White House,
Deputy Press Secretary Gerald
Warren said Nixon had decided that
material already supplied Jawor-
ski "is sufficient to allow the grand
juries to proceed with their work
without further delay."
Asked if this meant Nixon would
furnish Jaworski and his staff with
no further tapes or White House
documents, Warren responded that
presidential attorney James St.
Clair "will continue to discuss
matters with Mr. Jaworski on a
confidential basis and will coop-
erate with the special prosecutor's
office to the extent feasible."
Asked whether Nixon was con-
templating firing Jaworski, War-
ren refused a direct response, say-
ing the question "is not before us,
the situation hasn't been raised.
In confirming that St. Clair had
sent a letter to Jaworski refusing
his latest request for material,
White House aides made clear that
the decision had been made by
Nixon himself.
EASTLAND, REACHED by tele-
phone in Mississippi, said he had
not seen the Jaworski letter. The
chairman of the Judiciary Com-
mittee declined comment on what
the committee might do. It has a
meeting scheduled next Tuesday
to consider a nomination for depu-
ty attorney general.
Jaworski said that in the investi-
gation of the Watergate break-in
and coverup, he had asked, -and
been refused, tape recordings of 27
presidential meetings and tele-
phone conversations.
A deputy, he said, also was not
given materials relating to the in-
vestigation of dairy industry con-
tributions, and that the White
House refused to permit prosecu-
tion staff members to review files
relating to the special investiga-
tions unit known as the plumbers.
THE REQUESTS for some of
the materials date back to August
1973, Jaworski told Eastland.
Jaworski s a i d the Watergate
break-in and cover-up grand jury
will be able to return indictments
without the benefit of additional
evidence but "the material is im-
See JAWORSKI, Page 12

'BA T TLELINES DRA WN':

Teaching fellows ready

Jaworski
TF reps
meet with,
stu dents
By ANDREA LILLY
Tuition hikes again became a
heated issue during last night's
meeting between organizers of the
Graduate Employes Organization
(GEO) and. some 60 undergraduate
students.
GEO, which appears to be on
the verge of a strike against the
University, is seeking the support
of students in their demands and-
if the need should occur--support
for the strike itself.
THE UNDERGRADUATE stu-
dents last night sought a guarantee
that their tuition would not be
raised to cover GEO demands,
whibh include a pay increase and
in-state residency status for all
teaching fellows.
The students present at the meet-
ing urged that TF organizer Mark
Kaplan promise the tuition issue
would be added to GEO's list of
demands.
The atmosphere became uneasy
when Kaplan explained that he
could not make the promise until
the TFs vote on the issue.
DISCUSSION continued for near-
ly 45 minutes before the students
pledged their support for the teach-
See TF'S, Page 8

for

Monday

strike vote

By GORDON ATCHESON
The Graduate Employes Organi-
zation (GEO) yesterday put into
gear the machinery for a strike
vote among the University's teach-
ing fellows early next week.
Following an "unproductive"
meeting with President Robben
Fleming yesterday morning, the
GEO Representative Committee
authorized a strike vote to be held
Monday and Tuesday.
THE COMMITTEE-which rep-
resents teaching fellows in about
30 departments including ' all ma-

Local big brothers'
help fatherless kids

jor LS&A divisions-also recom-
mended a "yes" vote on the strike
question during the evening session
in Rackham Hall.
The 90 - minute meeting with
Fleming culminated a GEO effort
to negotiate a package of demands
-waiver of tuition, job security,
non-discrimination, and others-for
the teaching fellows.
The administration, however, has
refused to recognize GEO as a
legitimate bargaining agent for
graduate workers. Thus the over-
riding issue has become official
recognition of the group.
Fleming and GEO representa-
tives spent most of yesterday's
meeting discussing recognition for
the group. The University main-
tained its position that until GEO
receives authorization as a bar-
gaining agent from the Michigan
Employment Relations Commis-
sion, no formal contract negotia-
tions can take place.
GEO CONTENDED that the ad-
ministration could block authori-
zation via a law suit and should
immediately begin collective bar-
gaining.
The GEO Representative Com-
mittee now feels the only way to
gain its demands is through a
strike. The walk-out vote will be-
gin at a mass meeting Monday
night in the Union Ballroom and
continue until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The strike will require a major-
ity vote from the University's 1600
teaching fellows. A strike actihn
committee is currently designing
the specific ballot procedures and
a massive publicity campaign to
'get out the vote."
THE GEO leadership believes
the teaching fellows will endorse

significant problem," and added
that a walk-out vote probably can-
not now be prevented.
Fleming declined to predict the
vote outcome, commenting, "I
don't know what support GEO has
and I don't think they really know
either." However, he said discus-
sions between department heads
and teaching fellows would be in-
stituted to iron out some disagree-
ments.
While claiming Fleming had been
"intentionally unresponsive" in ad-
dressing specific GEO demands,
Silberstein said he made a vieled
threat of legal action against strik-
See TF'S, Page 7

Faculty bargaining group urges
University to recognize GEO

By BILL HEENAN
Little brother is watching . . .
and waiting.
According to city YW-YMCA of-
ficials, 2,000 fatherless boys live in
Washtenaw County. The children
range in age 7-15, and most of
their mothers work.
For the 60 "little brothers" that
have been contacted this year, the
'Y' has sponsored a Big - Little
Brother program (BLB) which
matches the youngsters with an
older person. 40 have found big
brothers; the other are waiting.
"THE REAL PAYOFF here is
that a boy can be a boy," says
Nancy Clarke, 'Y' program direc-
tor. "They need that companion-
shin."'
However, she cautioned that the
program wns designed to give the

time Lou Velker, director of the
program, has asked University
groups for help. Terming the cam-
pus as "a good source of males
under 30," Velker is confident stu-
dents will take this "positive
step."
Modelled after Big Brothers of
America, but not affiliated with
the national group, BLB matches
the two "brothers" needs and in-
terests. Clarke describes the pro-
cess as "an emotional bridge."
Velker interviews the prospec-
tive big brother, who is questioned
about his background and reasons
for applving.In addition, the pro-
gram chief obtains 'the appli-
cant's state driving record.
IF ACCEPTED, the big brother
most spend a minimum of two

By JO MARCOTTY
Teaching fellows s e e k i n g to
organize received a boost at yes-
terday's Regents meeting when a
faculty bargaining unit urged the
University to recognize the Gradu-
ate Employes Organization (GEO)
as the TFs labor union.
Economics Prof. Daniel Fusfeld,
a spokesman for the University of
Michigan Association for Collective
Bargaining (UMACB), declared his
group's support for GEO and
stated, "Unless the University rec-
ognizes GEO as the bargaining
agent a strike by the TFs is im-
minent, probably before the next
Regents meeting."
Fusfeld handed out a statement
detailing UMACB's support for TF

GEO's bargaining agent status,
Fleming said, "There is a dis-
agreement between TF's idea and
the University's idea of a proper
bargaining unit."
According to Fleming the Uni-
versity must be certain the TFs'
organization is representative of
the majority of graduate employes,
and they should legitimize them-
selves by voting for representa-
tives in an election supervised by
the Michigan Employment Rela-
tions Committee (MERC).
THE UMACB statement offered
an alternative to MERC, suggest-
ing that the bargaining unit be
organized within the University
through an election among the

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