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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXX IV, No. 134 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 20, 1974 Ten Cents

Eight Pages




It's time to put those winter coats back in the closet.
Today is officially the first day of spring, and according
to Astronomy Prof. Hazel 'Doc' Losh, the change of sea-
son will occur exactly at 8:07 p.m. Spring arrives this
year nearly six hours later tha last year.
Haber chosen
Former LSA Dean William Haber, a University econo-
mist and assistant to President Fleming, has been
designated by the Michigan Civil Service Commission as
consultant in the group's search.for a new State person-
nel director. The Civil Service Commission will conduct
its own appraisal of those candidates Haber recom-
Crying wolf
The Bivouac, a city clothing and camping store which
has been the target of conservationists recently for sell-
ing what was reputed to be wolf fur jackets, will continue
to sell the coats under the understanding that the fur
is coyote. Store Manager Ed Davidson revealed this fact
following a notice warning from the Attorney General's
office. Wolves-at least the lupus variety - are protected
by law, coyotes are not. Doris Dixon, a representative
from the Fund for Animals, who prompted the Attorney
General warning, says that, although her organization
does not claim that coyotes deserve an endangered
status rating, it does not see why they need to be killed
to make coats. A spokesman for the coat's manufac-
turer, Spiewak and Sons, responded "Anybody who
wants to stop coyotes from being shot, is out of their
Paddleball freaks will be happy to note that there is
a new system for making court reservations at the IM
Sports Building. Reservations can now be made the night
before, in person or by phone, between 6 p.m. and 7:15
p.m. Reservations for Saturday, Sunday and Monday
must be made at 6 p.m. Friday. The new system will
hopefully cut down on the chaos and confusion that has
reigned in the hour-long lineups to get courts for the
popular sport. Reservations by phone will be handled
by a special number, 763-1317.
Bikers beware
A warning to all motorcycle owners from Deputy Fire
Marshal Ben Zahn: if you've been storing your bike in-
doors during the winter months, keep gas out of it till
it Is yards clear of the house. Accidents created by
cyclists who fail to do this are an annual event for the
fire department, the most recent near-disaster occurring
Monday night on Catherine St. Gas leaked out the motor-
cycle's engine and was only several feet from the fur-
nace when resident noticed the gas fumes. The fire de-
partment warns motorcycle, owners strongly: if you're
keeping your motorcycle in, keep gasoline out.
UAC honchos named
UAC president Chris White yesterday announced the
names of new honchos chosen by a UAC selection com-
mittee. Slated to take office on May 1 are Bob Eckinger,
president; Chet Gerdts, chief financial officer; Sue Bill-
mayer, coordinating vice-president and Diane Tremblay,
public relations vice-president. All are members of the
class of '75.
Happenings ...
.. .are topped by a speaker, movie and book exhibit
to celebrate the third day of Chicano Awareness Week.
Jose Alfaro will speak on "My Fifty Years in Michigan"
at 4 p.m. in Klein Lounge at Alice Lloyd. The book ex-
hibit and movie, "Salt of the Earth," will be shown at
8 p.m. in Baits I Stanley Lounge . . . at noon, a brown
bag lunch seminar will be held in Lane Hall's Commons
Room, with a lecture by Prof. Arnold Tannenbaum on
"Hierarchy in Organization: An International Compari-
son" . .. at 4 p.m., special volunteers for the Fund for
Animals will meet at 2841 Colony Road . . . the North-
east area residents will discuss planning issues at an
open house in the King School Library at 7:30 p.m.
... and the Rackham Student Government will meet at

the West Lecture Room, 3rd floor Rackham, at 8 p.m.



versions of huS

WASHINGTON (W) - President Nixon has offered
three different views of the meeting a year ago when
John Dean told him of hush money payments, thus
giving rise to a continuing barrage of questions.
The confusion of what was said at that meeting
March 21 is compounded not only by the President's
statements, but also the versions offered by the other
participants, Dean and H.R. Haldeman.
IT BOILS down to this:
Was the President told that money Dean paid to
the seven original Watergate defendants was for legal
Or was he told the money was to buy silence?

Did he understand what he was told was a fact, or
did he take it as an allegation?
LEGAL DEFENSE funds are common practice;
there is nothing unlawful about them. But paying
hush money is obstruction of justice, a serious crime.
In one of his first major Watergate statements, the
President said he learned on March 21 about the
possible involvement of top aides in the Watergate
coverup. He said he began "intensive new inquiries
into the whole matter." He reported "major develop-
ments" but said he couldn't be specific.
Then came the Senate Watergate hearings. Dean
said he told Nixon about money demands being made

by the defendants and that about that time Halde-
man joined the conversation.
APPARENTLY DEAN got his dates wrong. He said
he recalled it as a meeting on March 13. Nixon and
Haldeman said the conversation was on- March 21 -
and Haldeman said he had listened to a tape record-
ing and confirmed that.
Whatever the date, Dean claimed he told Nixon it
might cost as much as 1 million dollars eventually to
meet the demands.
"He told me there was no problem and he also
looked over at Haldeman and repeated the same
statement," Dean testified.

h mRoney
Haldeman, in his Senate testimony, recalled that
"the President said 'There is no problem in raising a
million dollars, we can do that, but it would be
THE PRESIDENT addressed the point for the first
time on Aug. 15 in a statement. He said he was told
only "that funds had been raised for the payment of
the defendants, with the knowledge and approval of
persons both on the White House staff and the re-
election committee."
And he added the point that became the focus of
the dispute: "I was only told that the money had
been used for attorney's fees and family support, not
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State of

special To The Daily
SOUTHFIELD-The money pinch
is the worst problem facing the
University, P r e s i d e n t Robben
Fleming said in his State of the
University speech to 600 alumni at
the plush Raleigh House in South-
field last night.
"We're facing the same problems
you are," Fleming said to the audi-
ence. "The financial problem is the
worst. It is particularly severe at
this moment because of the high
rate of inflation."
HE PREDICTED some of the
changes in higher education. "I
don't think undergraduate educa-
tion will look greatly different, and
I don't think that's bad," he said.
"But graduate education is a
different story," he continued.
"Opportunities for graduate stu-
dents to teach will significantly
decrease. The emphasis will turn
to training designed to meet the
obsolescence factor. There will be
a great demand for the so called
The University will not be hard
hit by the tightening job market,
Fleming predicted. "When jobs de-
crease in a given field, those who
graduate from the most prestigious
universities have the best oppor-
tunities," he said.
In describing the current mood
of the University Fleming com-
mented, "The mood is not the
highly political activist mood it
was a few years ago. Yet there
are a great many activities stu-
dents are involved in. Periods of
violence are perhaps cyclical. I
would not want to predict they will
never happen again."
Commenting on the latest craze
of streaking Fleming said, "I've
had two reactions from Yumni.
One expressed delight in streaking
and advised me not to interfere.
Another considered streaking dis-
graceful, and urged me to show a
little backbone," smiled Fleming.


Says gas
will not be
HOUSTON, Tex. ()- President
Nixon, declaring that "dragging out
Watergate drags down America,"
reiected last night Sen. James
Buckley's 'R.C.-N.Y.) call for his
resignation. Nixon said it takes
courage to stand and fight as he
means to do.
He admonished the House of
Representatives to follow the Con-
stitution as it looks into impeach-
ment proceedings against him.
"IF THEY DO, I will," Nixon
said as he repeated his vow to
preserve the confidentiality. of
White House documents despite the
demands of the House Judiciary
Committee for additional evidence.
In an hour-long nationally broad-
cast, question-and-answer session
before the National Association of
Broadcasters, Nixon said that to
give the panel what he called a
hunting license for White House
documents would destroy confiden-
tiality and cripple the presidency.
He said that in itself would pro-
long "an investigation that has
already gone on too long because,
believe me, dragging out Watergate
drags down America and I want
to bring it to a conclusion."
B U C K L E Y SAID resignation
would preserve the office of the
presidency; Nixon said that to quit
would destroy it and change the
very system of American govern-
".. It might be good politics,
but it would be bad statesman-
ship," said Nixon.
The question of additional ma-
terials sought by the House Judi-
ciary Committee came up repeated-
ly, and Nixon said his aides still
are discussing the matter with the
congressional panel. He did note
reply directly to the question of
what he would do if additional
materials were subpoenaed by the
"We believe the committee has
See NIXON, Page 8

Pictured here are three of the streakers who took advantage of the Centicore offer.

Strea kers




Streaking madness at the big
'U' continued yesterday when a
special streaker sale at Centicore
bookstore on Maynard St. offering
a SO per cent discount, half off, to
buyers willing tor'take it all off, at-
tracted some 50 streakers and 100
The sale inspired a diversity of
creative streaking styles, with
some nude patrons rushing fran-
tically about the store in the true
streaking ethic.

THE SALE ALSO resulted in im-
promptu streaks by passers-by who
apparently noticed the large crowd
gathered outside Centicore, and
shed their inhibitions to cash in on
the deal.
In general, however, the par-
ticipants seemed more interested
in the opportunity to buff it than
to save money.
"I've just been waiting around
for an excuse to streak," explained
one immodest male in the midst

of a purchase, "and actually, wait-
ing around and giving quotes real-
ly isn't in the true spirit of streak-
ing-so I'll be seeing you."
ANOTHER streaker was asked
by his friends what he bought up-
on exiting the bookstore.
"Damned if I know." he replied.
"I saved 50 per cent, though."
In another rather unfortunate
development, meanwhile, rumors
that some one would streak at the
Law Library last night, proved
unfounded. The non - event leaves

Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
still unresolved the question of
whether over-worked law students
engrossed in studying contracts or
torts, would actually even notice
a streak.
The Centicore streak-in yes-
day continued to put the screws
on The Daily's overworked streak-
ing bureau, which is having diffi-
culty coping with the incredible
rash of streaking incidents that
have been occurring like clock-
work everyday, all over the cam-

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SLA request denied
A California judge yesterday denied a request for na-
tional television appearance by two jailed Symionese
Liberation Army (SLA) members who claim they have
suggestions that coild lead to freedom for kidnapped
heiress Patricia Hearst. The judge said he was afraid
such an appearance by the two men could make it im-
possible for them to get a fair trial. The SLA threatened
to break contact with the Hearst family unless SLA
members Joseoh Remiro, and Russell Little, were al-
lowed the television aprenr-nce. They are charged with
the murder Nov. 6 of Oakland School Supt. Marcus
On the inside* . .
... Arts Page presents a look at Chicano Theatre by
Barb Cornell . . . Clarke Cogsdill writes about wrestling
on the Snorts Page . . . and on the Edit Page has a
Pacific News Service story on U. S. military levels in

School Board votes
to alleviate crowding

Buckley asks Nixon resignation
to save weakened presidency

The city Board of Education
voted 6-3 last night to alleviate the
crowding at Huron High next year
by stopping the flow of students
from one of three city middle
The controversial solution will
also bus students living on North
Campus to outlying district schools.
This action is a repetition of an
action defeated three years ago
amid protest from North Campus
The leader of the opposition, Vice

the North Campus kids," said
Johnson after the meeting, which
was attended by 300 parents and
The meeting began with petitions
and testimony from concerned
members of the community, in-
cluding the only light-hearted com-
ment of the evening.
"The fact that we're light doesn't
mean we should be expected to
go to Slauson and make the best of
it," Mary Jones told the of ierwise
serious Board.
The debate opened when trustee

Buckley yesterday called on Presi-
dent Nixon to resign because of
"I hope and pray he will realize
that the greatest and culminating
action he can now take for his
country is the renunciation of the
world's highest office," the con-
servative senator from New York
told a news conference.
chsetts is the only Republican
senator previously to have called
for Nixon's resignation as a result

the free and unfettered manner
President Nixon desires, they must,
be able to inherit an office that
has not been irrevocably weak-
ened by a long, slow, agonizing,
inch-by-inch process of attrition,"
Buckley said.
"AS IT NOW STANDS," he said,
"the office of the President is in
danger of succumbing to the death
of a thousand guts. The only way
to save it is for the current Presi-
dent to resign, leaving the office
free to defend itself with a new

tious and very honorable senator."
"While I do not join with Sen.
Buckley in his request at this
time," Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-
Ariz.) said, "I wish to make it
plain that if any evidence of a
criminal act on the part of the
President is proven, I shall change
my position and support the Buck-
ley proposal."
denounced calls for the President's
resignation, although he did not
mention Buckley by name.
Curtis said, "public utterances

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