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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 133

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 19, 1974

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New policy
In continuing efforts to improve its operation, The
Daily's Circulation department has initiated a system
under which most complaints about missing papers will
be answered with a delivery later the same day. So if
you don't receive your Daily, call ,764-0558-preferably
before noon - and we promise the paper will reach
you as soon as is humanly possible.

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Poker marathon
Apparently imitating the recent wave of cornball stu-
dent events, residents of East Quad's fourth floor Hay-
den established a new campus record for marathon
poker-playing at midnightSunday, concluding a game
that lasted without interruption for 100 hours. Fifteen
participants took part in total, with from three to six
playing at all times. Players said they knew of no world
record for marathon poker, but they thought it highly
unlikely that their session was the longest ever.
9
Guidelines issued
Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Charles Allmand yesterday issued a set of guidelines for
University personnel supervisors with regard to the
Graduate Employes Organization (GEO) elections slated
for April 1, 2 and 3. The guidelines authorize supervisors
to prohibit employes from engaging in organizing during
working hours, express their own opinions on unioniza-
tion, and clarify misleading statements made by the
union. Supervisors are prohibited, however, from attend-
ing union meetings, observing who enters union meet-
ings, threatening staff members who engage in union
activities, or offering special benefits to discourage
unionization.
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New ride board
The Union basement's ride co-ordinating system got a
face lift yesterday when UAC representatives replaced
the messy old ride board, which worked on a system of
paper sheets, with another board featuring printed cards
on hooks, listing people offering and seeking rides.
TA's honored
Ten University teaching assistants received Distin-
guished Teaching awards yesterday at an awards lun-
cheon ceremony. The winners, selected for teaching ex-
cellence,. were Marthalee Barton, English; Gilles Davig-
non, industrial and operations engineering; Timothy Ev-
ans, biological chemistry; William Freeland, zoology;
John Hoogland, zoology; Elizabeth Judd, English; Robert
Simpson, natural resources; and Barbara Tyler, classi-
cal studies. Each award carries a $500 stipend.
0
H.S. busing to be discussed
The Board of Education has scheduled a special meet-
ing tonight at 7:30 at the Clague Middle School to act
on a proposal to alleviate overcrowding at Huron High
by busing high school students living on North Campus.
The. board is considering seven alternatives to the bus-
ing plan, and School Superintendent Harry Howard
claims it must take action quickly to avoid scheduling
difficulties for the students.
0
'Uncle' killers sought
Southfield police said yesterday they have no clues or
suspects in the apparent slaying of Harvey Leach, a
prominent businessman once described as the "genius of
the American furniture industry." Leach, chairman of
the board of Joshua Doore, Inc., was best known for his
firm's TV ad, "You've got an uncle in the furniture
business." His body was found in the trunk of his lux-
ury automobile in a Southfield parking lot Sunday, one
hour before his scheduled marriage to Beverly Adelson.
Happenings . ..
.. .today feature meetings. Peace Corps and VISTA
representatives are in town to recruit volunteers all day
at the Career Planning and Placement offices, 3200 SAB
. .. the Residential College Astronomical Film Festi-
val swingsinto its eighth program tonight with four ex-
cellent films beginning at 9 p.m. E. Quad Aud. . . the
Board of Education meets at 7:30 p.m., Clague Middle
School, 2616 Nixon Rd. , . . the city Housing Commis-
sion meets in the community room at 727 Miller Ave. at
8:30 p.m. n. Daily editor Dan Biddle2discusses finan-
cial aid with University financial aid director Thomas
Butts and Center for the Study of Higher Education
Director Joseph Cosand on WUOM's "Symposium 74" at
8 p.m. . . . the College Young Democrats get together
to hear guest speakers Colleen McGee and Jamie Ken-
worthy, both candidates for City Council, and State
Senate candidate Peter Eckstein, in the Michigan
League, Room E, at 7 p.m. . . . a lecture entitled "Ex-
cavations at Messenian Nichoria: Cross Disciplinary
Contributions to Greek Archaeology" will be presented
by P'of. William McDonald of the University of Min-
nesota in Angell Hall And. A, 4 p.m. . . . and Univer-
sity President Robben Fleming will give a "State of
the University" address to the University of Michigan
Club President's Dinner at the Raleigh House in South-
field, 25300 Telegraph Rd. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m.

On the inside . .
. . . the Arts Page presents Bruce Shlain reviewing
the Ann Arbor Film Festival .'. . Paul O'Donnell reports
from Barcelona on the repression following the execu-
tion of Puig Antich . . . and on the Sports Page, John
Kahler reviews last week's basketball action in Tusca-
loosa.
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Arabs
retain
By AP and Reuter
The five month old Arab oil
boycott, imposed on the U.S. as a
political weapon to win favorable
peace terms in the Mideast, ends
today in the wake of yesterday's
meeting of major Arab oil pro-
ducers.
A spokesman for nine key Arab
states said the oil ministers of the
Arab countries would review their
decision at a June 1 meeting in
Cairo.
The United States was getting
about 10 to 14 per cent of its oil
from Arab producers before the
boycott was imposed. Oil experts
said it would take between six and
eight weeks for Arab oil to reach
the United States.
SPEAKING AFTER the minis-
ters' meeting, Saudi Arabian oil
minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yam-
ani said the United States will get
enough oil for its requirements.
He said the United States will be
getting at least one million barrels
a day from Saudi Arabia alone
and more supplies from other
countries.
He indicated the totalArab ex-
ports to the United States would
be about the same as they were
last September.
The decision apparently did not
take into account extra quantities
of oil that U.S. growth in the last
five months would normally have
required.
BACK AT HOME, the major oil
producers were none too optimistic
about the effects of increased oil
trade.
"There are two significant ques-
tions," a spokesman for the Sun
Oil Company said, "at what price
and how much."
The Arab oil ministers had said
they intended to keep their crude-
oil prices at the present inflated
levels for at least three months,
but no word was forthcoming on
whether production would be re-
turned to September levels.
Unless they raise the production
levels, the spokesperson said, "ob-
viously the American shortage
would not be made up entirely."
Present production is limited to
85 per cent of September levels.
THE LIFTING of the embargo
would not have any effect on the
U.S. supply at least "until early
See ARABS, Page 8

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proper and obligatory
WASHINGTON (R) - U. S. District Judge Johrr Sirica or-
dered the Watergate grand jury's Nixon report turned over
to the House impeachment inquiry yesterday, noting that
"it draws no accusatory conclusions."
Sirica said he had no other choice, declaring that delivery
to the House Judiciary Committee is "eminently proper, and
indeed, obligatory."
The judge said "it seems incredible that grand jury matters should
. . .be unavailable to the House of Representatives in a proceeding
of so great import as an impeachment investigation," when similar
reports often go to police investi-
gations and disbarment proceed-
ings.
"We deal in a matter of the most
critical moment to the nation, an
impeachment investigation inv lv-
ing the President of the Urniteda
States," Sirica said in a 22-page
opinion.
The judge allowed lawyers for
the seven men indicted March 1
in the Watergate cover-up two dadbs
to appeal the ruling.
Sirica received the report and
recommendation that it be placed
in the hands of the Judiciary Com-P
mittee at the time of the indict-_
ments. 1-.Q R
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AP Photo
Happy Birthday, Judge Sirica
U.S. District Chief Judge John Sirica (left) receives a ship's clock from Judge George Hart during a ju-
dicial conference luncheon yesterday in Washington. Sirica, who is 70-years-old today, must step down
as chief judge; he will be replaced by Hart. Sirica will remain on the bench as a jurist, and will retain
authority in the current Watergate trial.
CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGN:
Candidates hit issues

JOHN WILSON, the lawyer for
H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrhicn-
man, and attorneys for the oiher
defendants opposed transmittal to
the House. One reason was that
leaks from the report might pre-
judice their clients' ability to get.
a fair trial, they said.
Wilson said he will file an appeal
by tomorrow afternoon. He would
not discuss the matter further.
SIRICA SAID "the person on
whom the report focuses, the Pres-
ideit of the United States, has not
objected to its release to the com-
mittee. Other persons are involved
only indirectly."
He thus gave the first official
confirmation of widely published
reports that the secret report cen-
ters on the actions of the President
in the aftermath of the Watergate
break-in.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE Deputy
Press Secretary Gerald Warren
said Nixon had been informed of
the order but gave no presidential
reaction.
"It draws no accusatory con-
clusions," Sirica said of the docu-
ment. "It deprives no one of an
official forum in which to respond.
It is not a substitute for indict-
ments where indictments might
properly issue -...
"It contains no recommendations
. .. .It renders no moral or social
See RODINO, Page 8

A standing room only crowd of
over 300 watched as City Council
last night voted 6-5 to defer the
Human Rights Party (HRP) rape
package for one week and directed
City Administrator Sylvester Mur-
ray to study the HRP proposal.
The motion created a special
session of Council for next Mon-
day-a public hearing-since us-
ually the last meeting of the month
is an executive session where no
business is formally transacted by
the council.
Murraywas further directed to
meet with all parties interested
and concerned with the rape pro-
posal and to come up with fund-
ing proposals for inclusion into
the 1974-75 fiscal city budget.
THE MOVE - viewed as vic-
tory by the crowd who cheered at
its passage, was accomplished by
a rare break in strict party-line
voting with Republicans John Mc-
Cormick and Mayor James Steph-
enson voting in favor of the resolp-
tion.
The motion which passed was a
substitute resolution, replacing an
earlier proposal by Councilman
William Colburn (R-Third Ward)
to defer the original four point
rape package offered by HRP to
Murray indefinitely.
The original HRP plan, devel-
oped in cooperation with the Wo-
men's Crisis Center, is based on
four main points:
See CITY,: Page 2

By JACK KROST
First Ward Democratic hopeful
Colleen McGee came under strong
a t t a c k yesterday as opponents
charged she was continually chang-
ing her stand pn rent control to
suit the audience.
The issue was brought up when
a' member of the audience at a
candidates' debate Sunday after-
noon asked McGee about her stand
on the issue.
"Now, you know my position on

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
LSA faculty
debates support
By BARBARA CORNELL and LAURIE GROSS
LSA faculty began their discussion of the Report of the Commission
on Graduation Requirements in yesterday's special meeting.
Dean Rhodes opened the meeting with three suggestions, laying the
groundwork for further discussions.
Rhodes proposed that the faculty:
(-) consider the report "deliberately and carefully, but not hastily,"
and not worry if the discussion extends "over a number of meetings;"
(-) "examine the document page by page, recommendation by
recommendation, section by section," and "adopt each section in prin-

that question from all my cam-
paign literature," McGee replied,
"I support it."
Joyce Hannum, McGee's Repub-
lican opponent, objected.
"Now wait a minute, Colleen. I
remember you came out against
rent control in the interview we
had at the Ann Arbor News last
March 12," Hannum charged.
"That's not true," McGee coun-
tered. "I said I had some reser-
vations with the plan as it is
presently constituted, butthat I
intend to vote for it in the elec-
tions."
THE ANN ARBOR News said
yesterday in a story based on that
interview that McGee "agrees with
the purposes of rent control, but
opposed the HRP's charter amend-
ment."
The discussion was only part of
a candidates' debate for First and
Second Ward candidates. It was
held at Northside school, located
in theFirst Ward. Onlyca small
audience of concerned city resi-
dents attended, with few students
to be seen.
The Human Rights Party (HRP)
First Ward candidate Beth Brunton
addressed the crucial issues of the
city's budget crunch and rent
control.
ON THE HRP Rent Control bal-
lot proposal, in sharp contrast to
her Democratic and Republican

Daily
business
fanagers i
take over- k
Today the outgoing senior busi-
ness staff of The Daily formally
returns to the University for var
ous academic pursuits - or so it
is rumoredk
Replacing them is a new staff
of four who will manage the busi-
ness aspects of the paper until
next year at this time.
Mark Sancrainte, a fourth year
pharmacy student from Monroe,
Michigan, heads the new staff as
Business Manager. He is supported
by Display Manager Amy Kanen-
giser.
Amy is a sophomore from Mor-
ristown, New Jersey who majors :<t >¢~" xtp
in English and History.y
Linda Ross, a sophomore from=
South Lyon, is the new Operations
Manager. Linda's job entails sup-xg
ervising the day-to-day functionss
of the six business departments of
The Daily.
Everyone's favorite at The Daily
is the person who writes and han-

opponents, Brunton maintaIned that
the proposed plan is "totally
unique" and that "it will work."
"In other cities where rent con-
trol was tried, rents were frozen
or rolled back across the board at
a specific price level," she said.
"In contrast, the HRP plan is
based on a percentage of profits.
It allows landlords no more
than a fixed 14 per cent profit,
and accounts for maintenance and
See CAMPAIGNERS, Page 2

ciple;" and,
(-) accept recommendations by
a simple majority vote of those
present."
After careful consideration of
Dean Rhodes remarks, the meet-
ing proceeded deliberately, care-
fully, and not very hastily in a
three hour discussion of the first
12 recommendations in section
one. There are a total of eight
sections in the report.
Faculty members appeared to
be more concerned with the se-
mantics of the document than with
the spirit of the recommenda-
tions.
Amendments were proposed on
th. rmnriina r threecl ames of

U' faculty asks sate
to OK pay'increases
By SARA RIMER
The Senate Assembly yesterday called on the State Legislature to
take action on state budget proposals which would fail to keep faculty
income in line with rising prices.
The action came as the assembly approved last week's letter from
the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA), which
said the proposed salary increase was insufficient.
The letter urged the legislators' aid in raising Gov. William Milli-
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