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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 139

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 26, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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Organizations meeting
The first Student Organizations Forum will meet to-
night to discuss the rights, services, responsibilities and
proposals for regulation of student groups on campus at
7:30 on the third floor of the Union. Representatives of
all student organizations, government and groups are
urged to attend.
Energy savings
Energy conservation in campus dormitories since Sept.
has resulted in saving of 14 percent in electrical use
over the same time period last year. This represents a
savings of three dollars per student, or a total of $25,-
000. In related energy saving action, the University En-
ergy Task Force has begun distribution of stickers bear-
ing the motto "Help Conserve" for placement on wall
switches, elevator panels and other points of energy
use, and the Plant Operations Department announced
ygsterday that no University air conditioning units will
be turned on before, the end of the Winter Term.
Happy birthday Frost
Robert Frost, born 100 years ago today, is remembered
fondly by those who knew him when he was a poet-in-
residence at the University from 1921-1923. Mary Cooley,
for many years the secretary of the University's Hop-
wood Room for creative writing students, describes Frost
as a genial, engaging personality who was warm and
friendly to his students. "I don't remember that he gave
any specific criticisms, but he offered encouragement.
The students brought their manuscripts to him for com-
ment," she said.
Happenings ...
begin with a free Future World's lecture at Hill
Aud. at 3 p. m. by George Borgstrom, nutritionist and
winner of the International Socrates Award. He is in-
terested in world food supply problems . . . then if you
happen to be a tenant with questions or problems about
leases, subletting, security deposits and just general
tenants' rights, University law students are conducting
a clinic from 3:15-5 p.m. at the Student Legal Aid Office,
4310 Michigan Union . . . or perhaps you're interested in
an appointment to find out if you're eligible for food
stamps - Legal Aid will be counseling from 7-9 p.m. so
just call 665-6146 this afternoon between 2. and 5 p.m. for
an appointment . . . at 7:30 p.m. the planning commis-
sion meets in the City Council chambers, City Hall, and
one of the items on the agenda concerns the Burger
King issue so if you have something to say, they'll be
listening . . . for evening entertainment, a lion dance
and classical music from kabuki theatre comprise a
program of Japanese music at 8 p.m. in Hill Aud. . .
and the Residential College Astronomical Film Festival
will be presented at 9 p:i. in E. Quad Aud.
Boyle }trial
Thin and pale, former United Mine Workers President
W. A. "Tony" Boyle went on trial yesterday for the
Yablonski murders. Jury selection began in the after-
noon after a morning conference between the judge,
the 72-year-old Boyle and attorneys. Two jurors were
seated by midafternoon in the first day of the trial of
Boyle, who spent the entire morning session of the court
closeted with his attorneys, prosecutors and the judge
on a matter that was not immediately explained.
Profanity unpunished
The Supreme Court indicated yesterday that judges
should not be too quick to punish for a little profanity
on the witness stand. In an unsigned opinion, the court
reserved the Tulsa, Okla. contempt conviction'of a man
who blurted out "chicken shit" while testifying about an
assault. Terry Dean Eaton appealed the $50 fine for
direct contempt of court assessed after he used the
word to describe his alleged assailant. "This single
isolated usage of street vernacular not directed at the
judge or any officer of the court cannot constitutionally
support the conviction of criminal contempt," the Su-
preme Court said.
Streaker note
The United Nations, which is used to naked power

politics, has had its first streaking incident, it was re-
vealed yesterday. Officials reported that an unidentified
youth stripped and ran through the main lobby-where
one of the prominent permanent features is a nude Zeus
-in full view of hundreds of Sunday tourists. Guards
chased the naked runner, who was persuaded to dress
and then was escorted off the U.N. premises.
Harmful hamsters
Beware of the humble hamster. The harmless-looking
household pet could spread illness among its owners, in-
cluding a disease that can deform unborn children, ac-
cording to the West German Health Ministry. Hamster
sales in WestGermany have slumped since the ministry
published its warning this month, and pet shop dealers
reported that the two-dollar apiece trade in the furry
creatures has dropped off altogether.
On the inside
. . . David Stoll examines the Summer Institute of
Linguistics, the Wycliffe Bible translators and the na-
tive people that they study, on the Edit page . . . the
Sports page hosts the NCAA basketball game between
N. Carolina State and Marquette . . . and the Arts page
reviews weekend musical events around the city.

According to a group of angry
northside city residents, an asphalt
plant does not a good neighbor
They are attempting to keep the
Ann Arbor Construction Company
asphalt plant from resuming pro-
duction this spring, charging the
plant emits air and noise pollution,
violates the zoning ordinance and
as one resident put it, generally
creates "a public nuisance."
THE PLANT, located in Ann Ar-
bor Township on N. Main St., lies
across the Huron River from the
complaining citizens, most of whom
are residents of Ann Arbor.
The plant, which closes every
winter, is beginning to gear up
for renewed prodfiction, in time
for the spring repaving season.
"We can see the stuff flying up
in the air and wafting over the
river with the 'prevailing wester-
lies'," says one resident about theJ
smoke during the spring and sum-
mer months.
Another neighbor describes the
noise as similar to "sitting in the
middle of an interstate highway,
except that it's a higher, con-
tinuous whine.";
"The noise is so loud you can't

it lant stirs anger
o se 11 1the township's investigation or
Air. noise ollution draw legal actions.

criticismn from. residents

carry on a conversation in a normal
voice. You have to shout," he com-
THE CITIZENS hired a lawyer
and filed suit for an injunction
against the company in January
because they felt that despite their
repeated complaints local govern-
ment agencies were not going to
take any action on the matter.
The citizen's charge that Ann
Arbor Township officials have re-
fused to do anything about their
complaints is labeled a "complete
untruth" by Ann Arbor Township
Clerk Laurance Frederick.
According to Frederick, the
township trustees studied the situa-
tion last fall and in December
hired a lawyer to, gain a court in-
junction to prevent the plant from
resuming operations this spring,
charging that the company ex-
panded production facilities in vio-
lation of the township's zoning
ordinances and did not apply for
a building permit for that expan-

ALTHOUGH the company is lo-
cated on land zoned for light in-
dustry, it is permitted to continue
as a non-conforming use as long as
it does not expand its production.
According to township officials and
the area residents, by enlarging its
facilities the company violated the
regulations pertaining to a non-
conforming use.
However, as of yet the township
has not initiated legal action in
either Ann Arbor District Court or
Washtenaw County Circuit Court.
Frederick says the township
trustees decided to take action in
December after an investigation
by Township Supervisor Charles
Stuart allegedly showed that the
company had expanded its pro-
duction facilities while reporting to
township officials that it was mere-
ly adding air pollution control
equipment required by the federal
with The Daily about any aspect of

Construction company officials
are reticent to speak about the
controversy, generally claiming
they have insufficient information
to comment. One employe did note
that the company improved its
mixing process a year and a half
ago, enabling the plant to "get
more mix faster."
In addition, the company added
a large storage bin a year ago
which enabled them to make as-
phalt 24 hours a day. The company
argues, however, that production
per hour was not increased, and so
the zoning ordinance was not vio-
A few months of continuous
operation, however, brought so
many complaints from area resi-
dents that the company agreed to
close at 10:00 p.m. each night.
HOWEVER, the gesture does not
satisfy the area residents, who
don't want the hours cut back, but
want the plant to move. Company
officials also say they want to
move, noting that there are more
desirable locations in the county.
Unfortunately, no one else wants
an asphalt plant nearby either.-

THE ANN ARBOR Construction Co. asphalt plant on N. Main St.,
shown above, has aroused the ire of many area residents, who claim
it emits excessive air and noise pollution.




Jaworski postpones
deadline on subpoena
WASHINGTON ( -A secret Watergate grand jury report
focusing on President Nixon is to go to the House impeachment
inquiry today. And the White House was granted more time
on another matter: a subpoena for more documents.
Lawyers for former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and
Gordon Strachan decided not to go to the Supreme Court in a
renewed attempt to deny the House Judiciary Committee the
grand jury report and a satchel full of accompanying material.
,They lost that fight last week both in District Court and the U.S.
Court of Appeals.
"We feel that going through an en banc hearing in the Court of
Appeals and having full consideration by that court has exhausted all
the reasonable judicial review to which we are entitled," said Frank

AP Photo
Maybe now we'll win by a noSe, Quekka
Jockey Joe Aitcheson is (A) thrown from his horse Quekka; (B) scratching an itch on Quekka's nose; (C) preparing to feed the steed his
"Quekka Oats"; (D) taking a slight lead in the first annual race between the horses and the jockeys; (E) trying to increase his chances of
winning in the event of a close finish; (F) leaping onto the horse in front of him; (G) aware that he has already won the race, and taking
time out to chat with his horse; (I) falling to the ground as Quekka, startled by the photographer, charges backwards toward the starting
gate. The correct answer is (A), but both Joe and Quekka escaped uninjured after a bad jump in Saturday's Travilah Challenge Trophy race
at Potomac Park, Md.


facu ly rejects proposal


S t r i c k l er, one of Haldeman's
THE DEADLINE for delivering
the report, set by the appeal court
in its 5-1 decision, was 5 p.m. yes-
At mid-day, U.S. District Judge
John Sirica said that barring an
application for Supreme Court re-
view "the grand jury material will
be delivered to the House Judiciary
Committee at 9:30 a.m. today."
The White House had a Monday
deadline to answer a subpoena
issued March 15 by Special Water-
gate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski for
one of the three Watergate grand
But over the weekend presiden-
tial lawyer James St. Clair asked
for more time and Jaworski agreed
to wait until Friday.
"IN AGREEING to the White
House, Jaworski re-emphasized the
grand jury's need for the material
covered under this subpoena," said
a brief announcement from Jawor-
ski's office.
Neither Jaworski nor St. Clair
would say what is asked in the
er However, Jaworski complained
u- to the Senate Judiciary Committee
lit recently that he had been denied
27 tape-recordings and other ma-
pe terial asked earlier in the year.
n- only that compliance with the sub-
d, poena is "under consideration" ty
ed the counsel's office.
nt Jaworski's predecessor in the
job, Archibald Cox, was fired when
st he refused to agree not to pursue
rt, his quest for additional materials
through the courts.

Acti on on
City Council last night deferred
action, on a four-part $65,000 anti-
rape plan introduced by City Ad-
ministrator Sylvester Murray.
Murray offered the plan at the
start of a special public hearing
last night to discuss the detailed
rape control proposal presented by
the Human Rights Party (HRP) at
last week's council session.
The format suggested last night
by Murray includes the formation
of a specified "rape unit within
the city government," but Murray
chose to leave the question of po-
lice jurisdiction over the unit up to
THE MAIN difference between
Murray's proposal and the HRP
plan is that the city administrator
did not call for 24-hour free public
Murray urged that the crucial
question over the "rape unit"
should be "the decision of the en-
tire Council," ata later date.
He described the proposed unit's
functionsras including followup
See ACTION, Page 2

for expansion of

course. cred-i

After over an hour of heated
debate, the Literary College (LSA)
Governing Faculty yesterday nar-
rowly rejected an amendment that
would limit a Commission of Grad-
uation Requirements (GRC) pro-
posal calling for most LSA courses
to carry either four or two hours'
In other action, the faculty ap-
proved the first two sections of
rally set for
this Friday
Impeachment may come a step
closer to becoming a reality this
A noon rally on the Diag and a
march downtown is being nlanned

the report, calling for a more di-
verse student body and maintain-
ing the college's three standard
degrees-BA, BS, and BGS, while
dropping the degree in Liberal
The faculty also passed, in a
close 33-32 vote, an amendment
asserting LSA's "commitment to
recruiting minority students and
providing them with supportive
THE AMENDMENT limiting the
changes in credit hours, sponsored
by the Curriculum Committee,
would allow each department to
add an optional hour of credit to
its courses.
The GRC report would change
most courses to either two or four
hours rather than the current three
hours, standard for most courses.
Speech Prof. Edgar Willis, who
supported the Curriculum Com-
mittee amendment, expressed con-
cern that "the commisson s pro-
posal would result in devaluation
of the degree."
DESCRIBING t h e Curricuium
Cr.mmittPi' m e mnas n de -

of departmental freedom, he con-
HISTORY PROF. R a y m o n d
Grew, the commission chairman,
stressed, "Our aim is to have the
normal pattern of work concen-
trated on four courses rather than
five," as is now the case under
the standard three-hour course.
Grew also emphasized the pro-
posal's importance in expanding
flexibility. "The fourth hour is to
be used in imaginative and varied
Exploring other consequences of

the proposal, one faculty memb
asked, "How do we prevent st
dents from taking eight two cred
courses a term?"
Grew answered, "I would hop
that conditions of sanity would pr
vent that."
When debate threatened to co
tinue until the meeting dijbande
LSA Dean Frank Rhodes cape
for the vote, and the amendnic
was rejected.
section of the commiss on repor
See FACULTY, Page 2

Second ward race:
Change vs. caution
This year's Second Ward City Council race is a contest between a
radical candidate who calls for "change now" and a liberal candidate
who advocates more cautious examination of the issues before taking


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