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THE RENT RATE
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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 140

Ann -Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 27, 1974

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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Trash bash
The city has announced it will go to curb side garbage
pickup during April. All residents will be required to
drag their own garbage cans out to the sidewalk on the
designated collection day if they want their trash carted
away. Residents are also expected to return the empty
cans to the rear of the building. The curb side pickup
does not affect large apartment and commercial build-
ings where trash is stored in "dumpsters" behind the
buildings. The change from back yard pick up to curb
side was the result of a four week layoff of 45 union
personnel in the Department of Public Works. The cuts
were made as a part of a city-wide effort to reduce the
payroll, as a means of cutting the city debt.
Violent outburst
Police officials in Coldwater are presently baffled why
22-year-old Donald Hurley attacked and raped his step
sister, fatally stabbed an 18-year-old woman, shot an-
other woman in the stomach, stabbed a 19-year-old man,
and then killed himself yesterday. "He apparently went
berserk," explains Sgt. Howard Street of the Coldwater
Police Department. Police are at a loss to explain how
the naked Hurley made his way, without a car, from the
rape scene to the murder scene, some 3 miles apart,
without being noticed. They speculate that the morning
incident was drug related.
Junkyard moves?
After years of frustration, the city is once again try-
ing to move Lansky's junkyard from its present loca-
tion on Summit St. The city has an option to buy a plot
of land to relocate the field of fossilized autos south of the
Municipal Airport in Pittsfield township, pending action
by township officials. City officials have been trying in
vain to find a new location for the scrapyard for years
in order to put a park on the present site, but have
been continually stymied by Pittsfield residents who
don't want a junkyard in the neighborhood. Township
officials still have to decide whether to rezone the land
to allow the move.
'Freshman' Register
Any freshperson who purchased the "Freshman" Reg-
ister and has not received their copy yet, should stop
in at the University Activities Center (UAC) offices on
the second floor of the Michigan Union and pick it up.
If you're not sure whether you paid for one or not, stop
in and the UAC people will let you know. Office hours
are 11-4 Monday-Friday.
"
Oops!
The first Student Organizations Forum mistakenly re-
ported as taking place yesterday, will be held tonight to
discuss the rights, services, responsibilities and propos-
als for regulation of student groups on campus at 7:30
on the third floor of the Union.
Happenings* *
start off today with an ENACT sponsored speech
on environmental change. Bill Bryan, from the North-
ern Rockies Action Group, will speak on "The Right to a
Choice of Destiny" at noon in Rm. 1040 School of Natural
Resources. A workshop will follow from 3-5 p.m. . . .
There's a mass meeting for the Dump Nixon coalition
at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Lounge of East Quad . . .
Student's International Meditation Society presents an
Introductory Lecture on Transcendental Meditation at
8 p.m. in Rms. E and D on the 3rd floor of the league
... The Rackham Student Government Executive Board
in the West Lecture Room, on Rackham's 3rd floor ...
and finally the English Language Institute presents a
lecture and film presentation by Allen and Beatrice
Gardner, of the Psychological Dept. at the University
of Nevada, on "Teaching Sign Language to the Chim-
panzee Washoe" at 8 p.m. in Rackham Aud.
f
Segretti released
The Department of Justice disclosed yesterday that
Donald Segretti, who was convicted as a political "dirty
tricks" man in the Watergate scandal, has been re-
leased from prison. Segretti was sentenced in Nov. to
six months in prison and thus could have remained in
confinement until early May. Counting time off for good
behavior, the department said Segretti was reckoned
to have completed his sentence.

In the nudes
Answering a telephone call for help, Police Patrol-
man Fred Hansen said he sped to a suburban Ft. Lau-
-derdale home to find a nude couple handcuffed to a book-
case. Hansen said the man explained that he and his
wife had been "fooling around," locked themselves to
the bookcase, dropped the key and their dog promptly
swallowed it. The couple managed to dial the telephone
operator to ask for help. Hansen said he freed them
with his own handcuff key.
On the inside ...
..The Edit page today is devoted to a discussion of
rent and rent control . . . The Sports page has the lat-
est information on the Foreman-Norton fight . . . and

By JO MARCOTTY
A group of 35 University secretaries, the Concerned
Clericals For Action, (CCFA), are attempting to pull
together over 3000 University clericals to form a
union.
CCFA members are discontented with their work-
ing situation, and cite low wages, lack of job security
and lack of representation within the University as
their major complaints.
. "WE HAVE no power in this University," says
CCFA member Vicki Connell. "In all the boards,
committees and commissions, no one represents the
secretaries."
The group was initiated last September by several
law school secretaries who were displeased with the
bureaucratic entanglements of the University's griev-
ance procedure. In November they decided that or-
ganizing was the best alternative.
"We tried doing it their way, and it didn't work,"
says Connell, who has been involved in a wage

grievance fight with the University for over a year.
"It was like talking to a brick wall."
After five months the organization is making
progress towards unionization, with recruitment meet-
ings planned for the secretaries spread through the
various University departments this week, and a
mass meeting set for April 2.
THE UNITED Auto Workers (UAW), at the request
of CCFA, will aid them in organization, recruitment,
and will give them badly needed financial backing for
expenses.
"We'll do all the work." savs Gail Klein."We've

other national unions, including Teamsters, AFSCME,
and the Clerical Workers of America. They finally
decided on UAW because of its strength, its reputa-
tion and because its main headquarters are in nearby
Detroit.
SO FAR-aside from forbidding use of University
phones and copying equipment for organizing pur-
poses-the administration has offered no formal re-
sponse to CCFA's actions.
James Thiry, manager of University staff and
labor relations, emphasized that CCFA has not yet
approached the administration in a formal manner.

Seek job security, increase in wages

University President Robben Fleming went further
in the direction of positive comment: "the secre-
taries are indeed underpaid, and special considera-
tion should be given to them."
THE SECRETARIES' major gripe against the
University is over wages. The secretaries, who are
state employes, maintain that the level of clerical
salaries at the University is lower than other state
universities and the civil service. r
For example, at Michigan State University, a
clerical of comparable classification to "C-4 clerical"
receives an annual income of $6643 as a starting
salary. The University starts its C-4s at $5520.
The Michigan State Civil Service clerical salaries
range between $6869 and $8080, while at the Univer-
sity, wages range between $$5520 and $8000.
Secretaries in the CCFA say they find no fault
with the maximum salary potential, but claim that
few clericals ever reach that maximum.
THE ORGANIZATION also wants clearer specifi-
See CLERICAL, Page 7

r Iit U al L. G V L, . . a1 \G11, V C
done it so far, but we need someone strong behind "I'm aware of a certain amount of talk centered
us." As another CCFA member puts it, "We've got around a union," says Thiry. "But we have not been
the saliva, we just don't have the envelopes." formally contacted; not by any recognized organiza-
The secretaries considered affiliation with several tion or agency .asking to be recognized."

H1ouse
tak esI
eviden
WASHINGTON (M - An
olive green satchel contain-
ing grand jury information
bearing on President Nixon
and Watergate is in the hands
of the House Judiciary Com-
mittee for use in its impeach-
ment inquiry.
It was hand-carried yester-
day from the security of the
United States Courthouse
vault to the promised safety
of the committee's offices.
"As far as the court is concern-
ed, theftransaction isnow com-
plete," said U. S. District Judge
John Sirica, who ordered the de-
livery. "They've got everything the
grand jury turned over to me."
UNDER committee rules only
Chairman Peter Rodino (D-N.J.)
and Rep. Edward Hutchinson of
Michigan - the senior Republi-
can, can study the material, along
with the committee's two top law-
yers.
Rodino said the grand jury re-
port and documentation will be
held under the committee's confi-
dentiality rule and kept with other
impeachment evidence in heavily
guarded safes.
He said, however, that the com-
mittee deadline of April 3 for the
end of the impeachment inquiry is
unrealistic.
"We're keeping that as a tar-
get date, but it doesn't seem like-
ly at this point," he said.
When it completes its study, the
38-member committee will recom-
mend whether the full House
should vote on the impeachment
question.
THE MATERIALS handed to Sir-
ica on March 1, along with indict-
ments of seven former Nixon

committee

grand
Ice 011
White House and re-election aides,
bear "on matters within the pri-
mary jurisdiction of the commit-
tee in its current inquiry," Sirica
said in his order.
The U. S. Court of Appeals, in
a 5-1 vote, turned down objections
from lawyers for two of the in-
dicted men, H. R. Haldeman and
Gordon Strachan, that their clients'
rights to a fair trial would be
jeopardized by expected leaks
from the committee.
The actual turnover was in the
seclusion of Sirica's jury room. It
was an occasion more for cata-
loguing than ceremony.
THE FIRST outsiders to see the
materials in the leather satchel
were John Doar and Albert Jem
See HOUSE, Page 2

jury's
Nixon

Daily Photo by ALLISON RUTTAN
On the campaign trail
The two hopefuls fo rthe Second Ward City Council post, Democrat Mary Richman (left) and Human
Rights Party (HRP) entry Kathy Kozachenko (right), talk with students at Alice Lloyd Hall last night.
Richman admitted to the crowd that she has in the past eaten non-UFW lettuce. See story, Page 10.
$42,000 TOTAL FUNDS:
Rent control opponents
reelcamnpaigfn Cgifts

John Dean

Mitchell lawyer tries
to rip Dean's story

By CHERYL PILATE
In compliance with the city elec-
tion reform ordinance, Citizens for
Good Housing (CGH) has made
public its campaign expenditures,
sparking renewed allegations that
the group accepted illegal dona-
tions.
The most unusual aspect of the
CGH's financial statement is the
refund of two allegedly corporate
checks totalling $2,900 from Nob
Hill apartments and the Ann Arbor
Board of Realtors just hours be-
fore the filing deadline.
UNDER MICHIGAN state law,

corporate contributions to political
campaigns are strictly forbidden.
The Human Rights Party (HRP),
which is marshalling the attack
against the anti-rent control group
has revealed leaked CGH docu-
ments to the city attorney which
demonstrate the group's alleged
violations.
HRP also plans to turn the evi-
dence over to the county prosecu-
tor.
The documents include CGH bud-
get predictions and a full listing of
all contributors up until the end
of February, revealing donations

Belcher expects win
in Fifth Ward battle
- ' By BILL HEENAN
Bolstered by a superior party organization and plentiful funding,
Republican City Council candidate Louis Belcher expects victory in the
Fifth Ward while Democrat Paul Brown struggles uphill to gain votes
in traditional GOP territory.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Party (HRP) has virtually written
off the candidacy of Jesse Hall, but the vigorous campaigner may gain
some unexpected support.
DEMOCRATS and Republicans alike are looking for votes among
the Fifth Ward's predominantly middle-class suburban population in
the April 1 election. HRP is concentrating its limited effort on student
tenants, senior citizens, and blue collar workers who live on the city's
old west side.
Belcher, a 1971 mayoral candidate, is confident the voters will
choose him by a comfortable margin, similar to last year's 4023-2517
GOP triumph. Spending over $2,000 on a massive mailing and adver-
tising campaign plus personally canvassing much of the ward, he
claims that his opponents have not yet appeared in force.
Democrat Paul Brown, a senior editor of University Publications,
has been plagued by a shortage of funds. Determined to "get the
neonle out to vote." Brown hopes to swing indenendent voters dis-

from most of the city's major ren-
tal agencies.
H R P CONTENDS there is
"strong evidence" that the "land-
lord front group" is guilty of cam-
paign fraud and accepting illegal
contributions to finance the anti-
rent control campaign.
According to their financial state-
ment, the CGH has spent over
$42,000 in an effort to crush the
rent control proposal-an amount
exceeding the present level spent
by candidates of all three parties
on this campaign.
Because $32,000 of the total was
received before the election ordi-
nance went into effect February
27, CGH did not account for the
amount of these contributions, al-
though they did provide a list of
donors.
The list confirms allegations that
landlords and rental agencies are
the major financial backers of the
CGH.
RON WEISER, the executive di-
rector of McKinley Associates, de-
nied that any corporate contribu-
tions were received by the CGH.
"We are not issuing a formal
statement at this time, but I can
assure you that all checks came
from personal contributors," he
said.
Allegedly, the McKinley offices
serve as CGH headquarters. Wit-
nesses report seeing McKinley of-
fice personnel engaged in distribu-
ting anti-rent control literature on
company time-also prohibited un-
der state law.
As part of their disbursements,
CGH lists a check for $183 to
McKinley Associates for "prepara-
tion of mailers" which includes

NEW YORK (Reuter)-The de-
fense lawyer for former Attorney
General John Mitchell tried to dis-
credit damaging testimony by
ousted White House Counsel John
Dean by examining Dean's role in
the Watergate scandal.
Defense Attorney Peter Fleming
questioned Dean about his testi-
mony Monday that Mitchell asked
him to intervene in the Grand Jury
investigation here that was about
to indict Mitchell and former Com-
merce *Secretary Maurice Stans.
FLEMING maintained he had to
introduce the Watergate aspect to
show that his client had not called
Dean about the Grand Jury's inves-
tigation of the Vesco matter but
about its spreading to unrelated

From one who knows: A
view of food In thefut

By BETH NISSEN
"Traditional views of the future
show a push-button paradise," de-
clared a white-haired professor
yesterday. "Food isn't even men-
tioned."
Dr. Georg Borgstrom, Michigan
State University nutritionist and
author of The Hungry Planet and
Too Many, spoke to a sizeable Fu-
ture Worlds lecture audience at
Hill Auditorium on the importance
of food in the world's future.
Borgstrom saw population size as
the world's primary problem, not--
ing: "We have two-and-a-half bil-
lion who are desperately short of
everything. Yet we will be adding
one thousand million to the jiopula-
tion in about 10 years. In less than
three years we're adding another
United States."
"THE WORLD is on a fertility
rampage," he continued. "China

matters. He maintained that to
omit the Watergate aspect would
be to leave the Mitchell-Dean con-
versation about Kleindienst as a
half-truth.
Referring to a tape of Dean's
telephone conversation with Presi-
dent Nixon-the first such tape
ever used in a trial-Dean said he
told the President that Mitchell had
complained the Grand Jury's in-
vestigation of financier Robert
Vesco was giving Mitchell a "hell
of a grilling" and was asking
questions about the White House
"plumbers" a'nd dirty tricks team.
But, Fleming said, the tape
showed that Dean had not told
Nixon ofrMitchell's request that
Dean inform former Attorney Gen-
See MITCHELL, Page 10

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