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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 81

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 8, 1974

Free Issue

Eight Pages

Tuition drop
The slash in tuition is in the record book now and
not even Rose Mary Woods can erase it. At their De-
cember meeting, the Regents approved winter term
tuition rates at a level 5 per cent lower than the fall
rates. The cut was made because of the large surplus
that resulted from the whobping 24 per cent tuition hike
the Regents levied in the fall. The reduction in fees
will also apply to spring term. An additional four dollars
was deducted from student bills at the recommendation
of Vice-President Allan Smith. The money - slated to
go toward the construction of new recreation facilities
-will come instead from existing funds.
Dylan note
It's all right ma, tickets for the Dylan concert
haven't been mailed out yet. According to UAC's Sue
Young the Detroit agency handling the tickets is taking
its time with the orders in an effort to insure correct
distribution. Tickets should be in your hands well before
the Feb. 2 concert date.
Energy success
The University scored a major victory in its fight
against the fuel crisis over Christmas break. As a result
of building shutdowns and temperature reductions, the
plant department was able to save some $15,500 in fuel
and operating costs. Department officials are optimistic
that the 'U' can now make it through the rest of the
school year without any serious hardships to students
and faculty. Buildings will still be kept at 68 degrees and
students are urged to continue energy-saving practices in
the dorms.
Bullard bulletin
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) was busy
over vacation co-sponsoring bills related to the energy
crisis. Along with thirty fellow representatives Bullard
introduced legislation calling for the nationalization of
the United State oil industry. In addition Bullard put his
John Hancock on a bill calling for the legalization of
hitch-hiking in the state of Michigan. Said Bullard, "In
these times of fuel shortage with the prospects of gas
rationing, there may be more and more people will will
have to rely on their thumbs for transportation." Builard
has something of a personal stake in the hitch-hiking
bill as he was slapped with a fine for hitch-hiking early
last fall.
Happenings ...
. . .are light on this Tuesday. There will be an
Outreach meeting tonite at 7:30 in Hill Aud . . . the
film "The Violent Universe", a BBC documentary on
modern astrophysics, will be shown at 9:00 p.m. this
evening in the East Quad Auditorium . . . the African
Student Association will host a lecture on the "Famine
in Africa" at 4:00 p.m. in the University Club Lounge in
the Union . . . voter registration drives are going on now
and will continue through Jan. 21. Anyone who will be
18 by Feb. 19 is eligible. Voters may register at the
North Campus Commons from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday, at the Ann Arbor Public Library 5:00
to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and at the Ann Arbor Com-
munity Center from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day and the City Clerk's office at City Hall from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
LSA elections
Despite general campus apathy, a relatively healthy
26 per cent of the electorate turned out in the recent
LSA Student Government elections held during Decem-
ber pre-registration. Leading the pack was Mark Gold
of the Program for Educational Change (PESC) who col-
lected 16 per cent of the vote. Other winners were
Madeline Chang (PESC), William Furniss (Independent),
Laurie Gross (Independent), Rick Pattison (Academic
Action), Joe Green (Academic Action), David Rosenthal
(Campus Coalition), Tom Taylor (Campus Coalition),
Shari Grant (PESC), Gary Baker (Independent), Toni
Guzzardo (Academic Action), Michael Baron (PESC).
The election was run for a mere $700 - a far cry from
the free-spending, poorly-attended fiascos handled by

HRP petitiotns
The Human Rights Party has submitted petitions to
the city clerk which would place before the voters pro-
posals to write a permanent $5 fine for marijuana use
and city-wide rent control into the city charter. The
clerk reports that each petition bears close to 6,000 sig-
natures - well over the 3,663 legally necessary to put
the issues on the April 1 ballot. The clerk cautions,
however, that the figures may be reduced somewhat
after the petitions have been examined and checked for
fraudulent signatures. The City used to have an ordinance
making madijuaia use subject to a $5 fine. This ordin-
ance was repealed in favor of the harsher state law
last year when the Republican Party took control of the
City Council.
On the inside .. .
. . The Arts Page features a story by Kurt larju
on blues and jazz clubs in Ann Arbor . . . Eric Schoch
writes about Nixon and impeachment on the Editorial
Page . . . and the Sports Page has a report on Michi-
gan's amazing victory over Indiana by sportswriter Jim
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Health studies over aul urged
By CHERYL PILATE mittee which was appointed last struction and research." "The first renovation, which in- clinical training now takes place
A review committee has recom- June as the result of a 1969 Re- volves the surgery and radiology at other affiliated hospitals.


mended sweeping changes within
the University Medical Center bu-
reaucracy which would centralize
the responsibility for all health ed-
ucation under a newly-created vice
presidential position.
The committee also recommend-
ed the establishment of a new
school of Allied Health Profes-
sions and the planning and financ-
ing of a new main hospital build-

gental request, submitted its re-
port to President Fleming, who is
studying the recommendations.
The committee analyzed the
problems and assets of the med
center from a physical and clini-
cal standpoint.
Citing the "lameritable condi-
tion" of University Hospital, the
report stated that even the "ut-
most ingenuity in reconstruction
and adaptation cannot equip it for
efficient patient care, much less
the accompanying activities of in-


14-MEMBER review com-

THE HOSPITAL, which was c
structed in 1925, has been label
as "irretrievably obsolete" by
view committees. In early 1972
team of consulting engineers
commended that the Hospi
should either be "demolished or
signed other, less intensive ft
According to Vice-President
Ian Smith, the Hospital is about
undergo a series of major renc,
tions which will be completed
10-12 years at a cost of $8.2 mill

departments, will be completed in
about one year," said Smith.
renovations will come from federal
and state appropriations.
Although structuring changes in
the Hospital are planned, they will
be "very gradual."
Meanwhile, clinical demands in
the areas of research and educa-
tions are mutiplying at an ever-
increasing rate. Out of necessity,
60 per cent of the med school's

THE COMMITTEE feels that
"conditions have reached a stage
at which the hospital administra-
tion and staff feel that student ac-
tivities impose impediments to pa-
tient care."
The committee's recommenda-
tions were designed to answer spe-
cific objectives - to establish an
expanded coordination between
the various health schools, recon-
cile their competing demands, and
See HOSPITAL, Page 2




AP Photo
peers over a mountain of impeachment related material as his
committee conducts its inquiry yesterday.
val' t election
reform ordinance

President Nixon was chal-
lenged yesterday in court by
the Senate Watergate Com-
mittee for Presidential tapes,
but signs were that the White
House would not budge from
its restated refusal to give the
panel any recordings or docu-
The committee told Judge
John Sirica's Federal District
Court that Nixon's arguments
for withholding tapes and
documents on grounds of con-
fidentiality was "a cloak hid-
ing possible wrongdoing."
IT FILED a 30-page legal brief
seeking five tapes which it origin-
ally subpoenaed from the White
House last July. This request was
rejected by Nixon.
Last Friday the President re-
jected three other subpoenaes from
the committee seeking more than
500 tapes and documents, saying
that to release the material would
destroy presidentialmconfidential-
ity - a reason he has used be-
fore in refusing to hand over items
which could possibly clear up ques-
tions posed by Watergate.
The White House has 10 days to
reply to the committee filing.
IN A SEPARATE legal docu-
ment, the committee pointed out
that a recent law passed by Con-
gress empowered the court to en-
force subpoenas issued by the
The committee has pending be-
fore the court a suit seeking the
five Presidential tapes it subpoen-
aed last summer. Sirica said he
had no jurisdiction but the suit
was later returned to him after
Congress passed the special legis-
The committee's new legal brief
referred only to the five tapes
sought last summer and not to the
500-odd documents the President
refused to hand over last weekend.
BUT THE BRIEF challenged the
confidentiality argument raised by
the President and argued that the
strong public interest overrode Nix-
on's argument.
"The normal interest for confi-
dentiality vanishes when it be-

comes a cloak for possible wrong-
doing and it would be against pub-
lic interest to recognize a privilege
whereby executive officials could
suppress evidence relating to pos-
sible wrongdoing by themselves or
by their close associates," the
brief said.
In San Clemente, the White
House said Nixon's position on
handing over tapes and documents
was the same as stated last Fri-
day - negative - and there was
no hint of the President backing

Gill acquitted of
assault charges;



man Gerald Warren, referring to a
weekend statement by Vice Presi-
dent Gerald Ford that a compro-
mise might be possible, said Ford
was simply stating his own opin-
The new moves over Watergate
came as three Cuban exiles, jailed
for taking part in the June 17, 1972
burglary of the Democratic Party
headquarters in the Watergate
complex here, heard from the U.S.
parole board that they would be
See ERVIN, Page 8

City Council last night gave in-
itial approval to a post-Watergate
campaign reform ordinance spon-
sored by Republican Mayor James
The ordinance-first proposed in
the fall-would place severe re-
'U' deanll
" ]"
Dr. Clifford Sjorgren, the Uni-
versity's new director of admis-
sions, defended thetdecline in ad-
missions standards to a meeting
of the LSA faculty yesterday after-
noon, calling the University, "the
most selective public institution in
the country."
The LSA faculty also heard a
r e p o r t from Associate Dean
Charles Morris on the Office of
Academic Action and the trends in
University academic disciplinary
Sjorgren's r e p o r t, apparently
made in response to critical ar-
ticles printed in December in the
Ann Arbor News and The Daily,
centered on explaining the phe-
nonena which have led to a lower
a r issio-s standard.

strictions on campaign contribu-
tions to candidates for city offices
and require the filing of elaborate
campaign finance statements.
THE ORDINANCE was passed
on "first reading" which means
it will have to be approved a sec-
ond time before it becomes law.
The vote was nine to two in
favor of the proposal, with Council
members Gerald DeGrieck (HRP-
First Ward) and Nancy Wechler
(HRP-Second Ward) dissenting.
The matter is scheduled to be
discussed again two weeks from
now, when a public hearing will be
held before the regular Council
meeting. In the meantime, a tri-
partisan council committee is to
come up with a finalized version
of the ordinance, taking into ac-
count objections that were raised
and additions to the ordinance that
were proposed last night.
AS PRESENTED last night, the
mayor's initially approved ordi-
nance would regulate election
campaign financing by:
-Placing a $100 liimt on indi-
vidual contributions,
-Flatly prohibiting contributions
to candidates from businesses and
labor organizations, such as cor-
porations, partnerships, and labor
unions, and
-Requiring candidates, or their
campaign treasurers, to file detail-
ed campaign statements, listing the
name and address of every con-
tributor, the amount contributed,
and to record and provide receipts
for all campaign expenditures over
The campaign statements would
have to be filed between the fifth
a. d second day prior to the elec-

Student Government Council
President Lee Gill played a slim-
med - down version of Perry Ma-
son over Christmas break and won
a fast acquittal for his client in
Washtenaw County Circuit Court.
The client, accused of assault
and battery, was none other than
Mr. Gill himself. The charge
stemmed from a shoving incident
involving Gill and controversial
former SGC Treasurer David
Schaper last November in the
Council chambers.
SCHAPER and prosecuting at-
torney John Thompson claimed
Gill physically assaulted the ex-
treasurer while escorting him from
SGC's offices, but the jury re-
turned a not-guilty verdict to Cir-
cuit Court Judge Pieter Thomas-
sen after only 20 minutes of delib-
eration Thursday afternoon.
The one-day trial featured tes-
timony from half a dozen prose-
cution witnesses, all of whom
were present when the incident
between Gill and Schaper occur-
red. Thompson attempted to show
that Schaper had received physical
harm, but none of the witnesses
could state that Gill had done more
than apply a gentle push.
Daily reporter Cindy Hill of-

fered the strongest description of
the incident, calling it "a violent
argument" or "a cat fight." But
Gill asked, "Did you see any
bruises on Mr. Schaper's body?"
Hill said she saw none.
See GILL, Page 2

Lee Gill


Republicans won't run

candidate in
For the first time in recent memory, the Re-
publicans will not field a candidate for the Second
Ward City Council seat, spawning charges of a
political deal struck between the Democrats and
the GOP designed to kill off the Human Rights
Although all three parties have- settled on their
candidates in the critical races for the February
18 primary and subsequent general election in
April, Human Rights Party members suggest the
Renhlicans intentionally chose to run no candi-

2nd Ward
to be IIRP's strongest ward, despite a slim Demo-
cratic victory there last year. HRP leaders sus-
pect traditionally Republican voters may cast their
ballots for a Democrat, if no GOP candidate runs
-vastly increasing chances for an HRP defeat.
THE REPUBLICANS clearly have no chance to
win the Second Ward and had difficulty finding a
candidate to run last year. Shortly after the 1973
election the candidate, Clan Crawford, was ap-
pointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals - quite
possibly for his service to the party.

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