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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 135

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 21, 1974

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Standby draft lottery
If an "emergency" requires resumption of the mili-
tary draft next year, the first men to be inducted will
be those born Feb. 28, :1955. They drew number one in
the standby draft lottery yesterday. Before the standby
lottery was completed, Jan. 5 had been piked as num-
ber two, Feb. 16 as number 3, .Sept. 24 as number four,
June 27 as number five, March 13 as number six, March
6 as number seven, March 24 as number eight, and Oct.
22 as number nine. Abouttwo-thirds of the way through
the drawing the highest number, 365, was assigned to
April 29. A complete listing of all the draft numbers
will appear in tomorrow's Daily.
Streak note
The Daily streaking bureau was caught with its pants
down Tuesday when a "streak for impeachment"' oc-
curred and went unreported herein. Apparently a nude
woman, almost totally covered with body paint and
sporting an "Impeach the President" bumper-sticker on
her "bumper," streaked the Law Library Tuesday
night - and she was noticed by the studious law stu-
dents there, contrary to expectations. "I received a
standing ovation," the streaker boastfully claimed yes-
Black art symposium
"Black Art: Where it's at . . . Where it's going!" is
the title of a symposium that begins at 10 a.m. today
in the Faculty Lounge of the Michigan Union - the
center for the symposium's two days of activities. "Black
artists at this symposium will be giving their defini-
tions of whatthey do," Jon Lockard of the Center for
Afro-American and African Studies says. "Time and
again there has been confusion over the works of black
artists and the discipline of black art." For further
schedule information call 764-5513 or 662-8028.
Disabled students
The Ann Arbor Committee to Aid Disabled Students
plans to sponsor a fund-raising dinner in honor of the
University's newly created Disabled Students Services
Program. Proceeds from the dinner, to be held March
31 at the Campus Inn, will go to the Leonard Green-
baum Memorial Scholarship for Disabled Students. Tic-
kets are $15 a, plate or $25 a couple, and are on sale
from now until March 25.
Sponberg resigns
Harold Sponberg, President of Eastern Michigan Uni-
versity (EMU) yesterday announced that he would re-
sign his position this summer. The 55-year-old educator
cited health troubles and other employment opportuni-
ties as reasons for his departure, which is effective July
1. Sponberg formerly served as president of Washburn
University in Topeka, Kansas and took his post at EMU
in 1965.
Happenings .. .
... are plentiful, with the Ambassador of the Republic
of Upper Volta speaking on "Human and Economic as-
pects of the African drought" at 4 p.m. Angell Hall,
Aud.. D . . also at 4 p.m., Prof. Lois Hoffman of School
of Public Health, will speak on "Implications of Mater-
na'l Employment on the Child" in the School of Edu-
cation's Schorling Aud. . . . First Ward City Council
candidates and the party chairpeople from the city's
three political parties will debate campaign issues on
Cable three's "Community Dialogue" program at 7:30
p.m. ... State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) urges
everyone to voice their views on "Educational Ac-
countability" in a state-run forum at 7 p.m. at Tappan
Junior High School on Stadium Blvd . . . and the featured
speaker for Chicano Awareness Week is Rudy Lira, dis-
cussing migrant worker problems at 3 p.m. in the
Chet Huntley dies

Chet Huntley, whose resonant voice and rough-hewn
face became familiar to millions on the nightly tele-
vision news, died yesterday in his mountain resort home.
He was 62. He underwent surgery for lung cancer in
January but had remained active until recent weeks.
Huntley was teamed for 14 years with David Brinkley
on NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report. He quit in 1970 and
returned to his native Montana to develop the $20 mil-
lion Sig Sky resort complex. The Huntley-Brinkley team
was formed at the 1956 political conventions, and their
nightly news program went on to become part of Ameri-
can folklore. Huntley's seriousness was balanced by
Brinkley's sharp wit.
On the inside . .
Roger Rossiter runs off at the ribbon on the Sports
page about the fun and games at, the Dekers' club ban-
quet:. . the Editorial page hosts a report on the Com-
mission on Student Governance . . . and on the Art page,
Bruce Shlain writes about Jack Nicholson.
A 9'v9 ;e! aIiJ>r

City voters will go to the polls April 1 to decide
wlether to amend the City Charter to make posses-
sion use or sale of cannabis sativa-more common-
ly known as marijuana-punishable by a $5 fine.
The proposed law has garnered controversy for its
$5 fine provision as well as several clauses outlining
the scope and direction of police and city prosecu-
tions of marijuana. The key clauses:
* Directing city police to turn suspected violators
over to the city attorney, avoiding state or county
law enforcement authorities;
" direct the city attorney to prosecute only un-
der the city law;
* Render the city law "null and void" should the
state "enact lesser penalties" or "repeal entirely"
penalties for use or possession, and
* Require only appearance at City Hall for pay-
ment of tickets in the event of conviction.
POLITICAL parties in the city have taken different







postures on the issue, paralleling with their various
City Republicans have come out solidly against the
issue, with none of their candidates for Council en-
dorsing the proposal.
Aside from general philosophical reservations about
grass use, Republicans contend this specific charter
amendment, directing police to turn violators over'
to the city attorney rather than to the state, is il-
Likewise, they argue that the section requiring the
city attorney to prosecute under the city law-and
no other-is similarly unconstitutional.
IN ADDITION, the local GOP has adopted a pos-
ture of opposition to any proposal which would leave
the city with a law more liberal than the state's.
"I've been saying all along that we've got to be
consistent with the state law," remarks Council-
man William Colburn (R-Third Ward). Neither Col-
burn nor any other Republican candidate has de-

viated from that stance.
The present state law for possession or use of
dope carries a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and
a fine of up to $100.
THE HUMAN Rights Party (HRP), which initiated
the petition drive for the referendum, is naturally
supporting the proposal, with all HRP City Council
candidates, declaring their support.
In addition, HRP has coordinated and backed most
of the efforts designed to gain passage of the amend-
The party contends that the proposal has a good
chance of being passed, despite a feeling of uncer-
tainty and pessimism among other political observers
in the city.
HRP bases its claim on allegedly widespread sup-
port they have received on the pot issue. They claim
tremendous response among their natural allies, the
students, in Wards One and Two, as well as sur-
See VOTERS, Page 10

MAYOR STEPHENSON- "Pot dealers are a so-
cial blight and must be driven out of business."


House claim



AP Photo
THAT MAN WITH THE FUNNY LOOK on his face i; none other than President Nixon, shown in the midst
of a morning chat with waitress Marie "Shrimp" Hamilton (left) at a drugstore near Nixon's hotel in
Houston yesterday. Nixon told Hamilton that his peppers were mighty hot; meanwhile, Capitol Hill was
having a hard time swallowing Nixon's latest Watergate pronouncements.


Ells berg attacks Nixon

special To The Daily
DETROIT - Richard Nixon has
seriously undermined the power of
the presidency by failing to give
Watergate investgiators all the
White House tapes and documents
they have requested, according to
Daniel Ellsberg.
But Ellsberg-himself a victim of
the administration's transgressions
-views the deterioration 3f the
presidency as a "healthy proess"
which will help return an equitable
wage bill
WASHINGTON (P) - The House
passed a bill last night raising the
minimum wage to $2 an hour this
year for most workers covered and
to $2.30 for all by 1978. It also ex-
tends coverage to 7 million more
persons, including household em-
The bill, approved 375-37, is a
modified version of the one Presi-
dent Nixon vetoed last year. He is
expected, however, to sign this one
if it is finally approved after 4.d-
justment with a similar Senate-
passed measure, although it does
not meet all of his earlier objec-
FOR THE BULK of workers cov-
ered by the minimum wage now
set at $1.60 an hour, the minimum
m ilCVincrease t o$ this vear and

balance of power to a federal gm-
ernment now controlled through the
executive branch.
During the past three decades
the nation's highest office has been
cloaked in secrecy that can "Wnly
cause t e r r i b 1 e corruption and
abuse" such as America's Vietnam
fiasco and the myriad Watergate
scandals, Ellsberg said yesterday.
HE SPOKE BEFORE 1,500 peo-
ple at Fisher Theatre as part of
the Town Hall lecture series.
The engagement marked some-

thing of a homecoming for the man
hailed as a hero in liberal circles
and branded a traitor by many
Americans for publicly releasing
the top secret Pentagon Papers in
an attempt to end the Vietnam War
three years ago.
Although born in Chicago the 42-
year-old Harvard graduate grew
up and went through secondary
school in Detroit.
Early last year Ellsberg and An-
thony Russo, w'ho helped pirate
See ELLSBERG, Page 7

President Nixon's nationally
televised campaign to con-
vince the American public he
is properly handling the Wat-
ergate affair a n d energy
shortage backfired yesterday
in Congress.
Leaders of the Democratic-
ally - controlled C o n g r e ss,
backed by a prominent lib-
eral Republican senator, Ja-
cob Javits of New York, dis-
puted the Presidents conten-
tions that he is cooperating
as much as he can with the
impeachment investigation
now underway in Congress.
during his nationally televised ap-
pearance Tuesday night before the
National Association of Broadcast-
ers (NAB) in Houston touched off
a counter reaction in both the Sen-
ate and House.
Members took exception to the
President's efforts to portray the
House Judiciary Committee as act-
ing unconstitutionally in seeking
more White House tape recordings
and documents for the impeach-
ment probe it is now conducting.
Nixon also accused Congress of
dragging its feet in dealing with
the energy shortage.
Assistant Senate Democratic
leader Robert Byrd, who has sup-
ported the President on many is-
sues in the past, said of the Hous-
ton statements "This is an un-
justified and vicious attack on
Congress whose performance is a
good one."
the House Rep.CThomas O'Neill of
Massachusetts said "He is en-
gaged in one of his favorite diver-
sion tactics, appearing before a
friendly audience and criticizing
The Speaker of the House, Carl
Albert said "I don't see how the
House can act unconstitutionally
on a constitutional responsibility."
He was referring to Nixon's state-
ment last night that the President
can be impeached only for "trea-
son, bribery or other high crimes
or misdemeanors." The President
added in his appearance before the
NAB "I am suggesting that the
House follow the Constitution. If
they do, I will."

facuy salaries
The board of regents of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) yes-
terday adopted a resolution ordering public disclosure of salaries of all
fulltime employes of the university.
When the regents approve the minutes at their next meeting, the
information on individual salaries will be filed in the EMU library,
and will open for general inspection.
THE MOVE promises to revive the issue of disclosure of salaries
of University of Michigan employes.
Despite efforts by The Daily and other organizations to force dis-
closure, the University has kept salary information secret contending
that release would constitute invasion of privacy.
The Daily, SGC, and others have maintained that full salary dis-
closure-including names, positions, and duration of service-would
reveal glaring discrimination against women, and nonwhites, and finan-
cial favoritism toward "big name" professors.
Last August State Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley declared in a formal
opinion that the names and salaries of public employes, including pro-
fessors and administrators at tax-supported educational institutions,
must be considered public record.
The University, however, chose to withhold salary lists because the
decision was not legally binding.
The move caught University officials by surprise. University General
Counsel Roderick Daane said he was unaware of the decision but that
"my offhand reaction would be that it wouldn't affect the University
at all."
Regent Gertrude Huebner said she had been unaware of the move
but commented that the Regents would likely give the issue "more
consideration." She said she wouldn't vote for public disclosure without
a polling of the faculty: "If the faculty wanted it, I would support the
Huebner also said that disclosure "wouldn't bring out that women
and Blacks are being discriminated against; it would only show that
See EMU, Page 7

At the heart of the issue is the*
White House's contention that the
Presidentcan be impeached only
for indictable crimes. The White
House so far has refused to pro-
vide additional Watergate-related
tapes to the Judiciary Committee
and Nixon last night again tried to
portray the .panel as engaging in
a fishing expedition in White
House files.
chairman of the Judiciary Com-
mittee, said "There is a contra-
diction when efforts to determine

whether the office of the Presi-
dent is being faithfully executed
are met with the claim that the
faithful execution of the office pre-
cludes disclosure of the relevant
During today's Judiciary Com-
mittee meeting, John Doar, the
panel's chief counsel disputed the
President's statements that out-
side agencies should not be al-
lowed to look at White House files.
He said James St. Clair, the
President's chief defense lawyer,
said a staff aide to Leon Jawor-
Cee CONGRESS, Page 7


to publish

Murray doubts effectiveness of
proposed all-female rape squad

C i t y Administrator Sylvester
Murray expressed skepticism to-
wards provisions in the controver-
sial HRP anti-rape resolution at a
public hearing yesterday.
The HRP proposal, which is
scheduled for another public hear-
ing at City Council Monday night,
...rmI - -tn - h nn nilf .m - rn

HOWEVER, Betsy Engel, HRP
party co-ordinator, believes the
rape squad can only be effective
as presently proposed.
"I don't want to see the police
department establish control of this
unit," she stated.
"We want the people in the rape
unit to have the status of police
o f f i c e r s." said Councilwoman

"recommends that specific atten-
tion be paid to the prevention of
rapes; the unit be administered as
suggested in the proposal and that
there be investigation and analysis
of rape done by police officers."
Murray voiced support of other
aspects of the proposal such as.
better street lighting and 24-hour
free transportation.

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