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REVITALIZING
STUDENT ACTION
See Editorial Page

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See Today for details

Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 87 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 15, 1974 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

COUNTERPROPOSAL ISSUED

C f-MUSEE NES HAPPEN CALL r ltY
Looking up
Good news for all aspiring engineers. According to a
survey taken by the Engineering School's Placement Of-
fice only three per cent of last year's graduates had not
found employment within three months of graduation.
The three pei cent figure contrasts sharply with a six
per cent unemployment level for the previous year.
Successful drive
The Human Rights Party (HRP) has succeeded in
placing a rent control amendment to the city charter
on next April's municipal election ballot. City Clark
Jerome Weis reported yesterday that petitions circulated
to put the measure before the voters contained at least
200 more signatures than legally required. The amend-
ment seeks to limit profits from nearly all privately
owned renal dwellings to no more than 14 per cent of
the landlords' capital investment. A stiff legal challenge
is expected from local landlords.
Student Survey
The Johnson Commission, set up by the Regents to
study ways of reforming student government on campus,
will be going to the people in the coming weeks in order
to determine current student attitudes regarding SGC.
Surveys will be mailed out to a selected cross-section of
the student body and the answers received will hopefully
be used by commission members in formulating their
recommendations. Those recommendations should be
ready for presentation by early April according to the
current timetable.
Hurry up!
Those wishing to vote in February's primary elections
have only until next Monday, Jan. 21 to register. Regis-
tration of voters will be going in the following places:
the Fishbowl and the North Campus Commons from
12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; the Michigan
Union from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday;
the Ann Arbor Community Center on North Main St. from
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.; the Ann Arbor Public Library from
5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday; Pioneer High School from 4:00
to 8:00 p.m.; the City Clerk's Office on the second floor
of City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday,
Jan. 19.
Happenings...
are highlighted today by the Vandenberg Lecture
featuring Gyorgy Arbatov, a high-ranking Soviet official.
Arbatov will speak on the topic, "The U. S. in the 1970s:
The View from Moscow." The speech will be delivered
in the Rackham Aud. at 4:00 pm. . . . a poetry reading
by Falway Kinnell will take place in Aud. 3, MLB at
4:10 pm.... the film "Multiple Man; Monkeys, Apes and
Man" will be shown in Aud. 3, MLB at 4:30 pm. as part
of the Psych Film Series . . . the Asian Studies Depart-
ment will present the film "Davei" in Aud. C, Angell
Hall at 7:30 pm.
State scores first
MSU has leaped into the forefront in the field of aca-
demic relevance with a new course offering entitled,
"After Watergate, What?" Taught by Pol. Science Prof.
Harold Johnson, the course will, in Johnson's words, "be
a defense of the system and a re-examination of the way
in which the system corrects itself." Johnson feels that
the assortment of scandals covered under the label Wat-
ergate may mark a revival of interest in government
among some students. The course has an enrollment of
some 50 students and is being taught in State's equiva-
lent of our Residential College, known as Justin Morrill
College.
Impeachment note
The Michigan Citizens for Impeachment will be open-
ing statewide headquarters in Detroit this Saturday, and
are holding a party to celebrate the occasion. The party
will take place at 16833 Wyoming, just opposite the Mary-
grove College Campus at 2:00 pm. All those interested in
impeaching you know who are invited to attend. As-
sorted impeachment paraphanalia such as bumper stick-
ers, buttons and educational material will also be avail-
able at the new office.

What detente?
Someone apparently forgot to tell Soviet defense Min-
ister Andrei Grechko that we are living in an age of de-
tent. In a speech delivered yesterday in the city of
Kazan, Grechko used some rather tough cold war lan-
g;.age in an appeal for the Soviet Union to increase its
military might. "As a whole the conditions of the inter-
national situation demand that the Soviet people preserve
high vigilance and tirelessly strengthen the defense ca-
pacity of the state," declared Grechko. His speech seems
to put the defense chief on the side of those Politburo
members urging a more cautious policy toward the West
than the so-called "peace-policy" of party boss Leonid
Brezhnev.
"
On the inside ,. . .
... the Arts Page features a Marnie Heyn interview
with Jimmy Seals of Seals and Crofts fame . . . reporter
Heyn also tops today's Editorial Page with a piece writ-
ten after interviewing a leader of the Thai student re-
bellion . . . Frank Longo pens a feature story on hockey
star Angie Moretto on the Sports Page.

Egypt

halts

military

pullback

Panel asks
Maryland
to disbar
new
By The AP and UPI
ANNAPOLIS - A special three-
judge panel recommended yester-
day that former Vice President
Spiro Agnew be disbarred from the
practice of law in Maryland.
The three Circuit Court judges
said that Agnew's evasion of in-
come tax, acknowledged in a no-
contest plea, was "deceitful and
dishonest" and "strikes at the
heart of the basic object of the
legal profession . .."
"WE SHALL therefore recom-
mend his disbarment. We see no
extenuating circumstances allow-
ing a lesser sanction," a 14-page
recommendation said.
The recommendation goes to the
Maryland Court of Appeals, which
makes the final decision on wheth-
er to bar Agnew from the practice
of law.
The special panel was appointed
by the Maryland State Court of
Appeals, highest court in the state,
which will take final action on the
disbarment recommendation.
AGNEW PLEADED no contest to
a federal income tax evasion
charge and resigned the vice presi-
dency Oct. 10.
Agnew, who sought a temporary
suspension rather than disbarment
on the grounds the extreme action
would destroy his livelihood, was
notified of yesterday's action by
one of his attorneys.
"He will not be making a com-
ment now," said one of Agnew's
secretaries when reached through
the White House switchboard.
THE BAR association had asked
the three judges to disbar Agnew.
The former vice preside'nt, how-
ever, had asked the panel to mere-
ly suspend him from practicing
law, arguing that his misconduct
was not connected with his duties
as a lawyer.
Agnew told the judges that he
had at no time enriched himself
at the expense of his public trust
and that there was nothing to in-
dicate that he would not faithfully
and honestly represent his clients
as a lawyer.
But Circuit Court Judges Shirley
See THREE, Page 8

Kissinger optimistically returns
to Tel-Aviv for further talks

JERUSALEM (A) - Egypt
rejected parts of Henry Kis-
singer's troop pullback plan
for the Suez front yesterday
and the American secretary of
state flew to Jerusalem with
an Egyptian counterproposal.
"I believe we have narrow-
ed the differences substant-
ially on this trip," Kissinger
said as he left Aswan military
- airport after four hours of
talks with Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat. "I hope to be
able to narrow them further
in Israel in the next day or
two."n
KISSINGER carried with him to
Israel a map prepared by the
Egyptians tooutline the positions
they want to hold as well as the
buffer zone to be manned by Unit-
ed Nations emergency forces when
the two armies are separated.
Israeli Foreign Minister Abba
Eban met Kissinger at the Jeru-
salem airport. Israeli officials said
later that Eban and Kissinger
talked business on the drive to
the city and the meeting continued
for another half-hour in Kissing-
er's hotel. No details were dis-
closed.
Kissinger also had in his brief-
case the draft of a disengagement
proposal worked out by a mixed
team of American and Egyptian
diplomats and Gen. Mohammed

Gamasy, the Egyptian chief of
staff.
THE P R I N C I P A L Isra-
eli - Egyptian disagreement ap-
peared to be over the number and
kinds of antiaircraft missiles and
other weapons Egypt is to retain
on the east bank of the.Suez Canal.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe
Dayan said shortly before Kis-
singer's arrival that the Soviet
Union had rebuilt most of the mis-
sile sites in Egypt and Syria and
provided longer-range missiles.
A U. S. official in Kissinger's
party, who declined to be identi-
fied, said Kissinger's talks with
Sadat may lead to direct negotia-
tions between Israel and Egypt
and a "fairly rapid progress on
disengagement."

KISSINGER will confer with Is-
raeli leaders today and plans to
return to see Sadat for a probable
windu~p session tomorrow. How-
ever he told reporters in Aswan,
"I'm not going to be shuttling back
and forth. After this phase we'll
have to do it in Geneva."
Israeli and Egyptian military
delegations had begun the talks on
troop pullbacks at the Geneva Mid-
dle East peace conference, but to-
day's ineeting was canceled, the.
United Nations confirmed. The
talks apparently were suspended
until Kissinger ends his mission.
Kissinger said he hoped to re-
turn to Washington by the week-
end. His trip to Amman, Jordan,
scheduled for today, was postponed
until later this week.
See EGYPT, Page 2

Lone bandit holds u

AP Photo
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT Spiro Agnew, the fallen hero of the
silent majority, was dealt another blow as a Maryland review board
yesterday recommended his disbarment.

HPJB PROTESTS:

8%

University

housing

'U, cashers
By STEPHEN SELBST
A daring daylight robbery shat-
tered the placid midafternoon rou-
tine yesterday at 1:24, when a sin-
gle bandit held up the Cashier's
Office of the LSA Building, leaving
the University $1,900 poorer.
Police said the robber walked up
to the only operating teller's win-
dow and passed the teller a note
which said, "Give me all your mon-
ey or else."
THE TELLER then proceeded
to ask the thief a series of ques-
tions. At one point the thief told
the teller, "I mean what I say,"
although he displayed no weapon
during the heist.
Deciding that the man meant
business, thehteller filled a bag
with money, from a nearby safe
and passed the bag back to the
man, who apparently escaped on
foot.
There were apparently no wit-
nesses to the crime and Police
Chief Walter Krasny said that the
police could not determine, "whe-
ther anyone else saw him and con-
nected him with the crime." Pres-
ently the thief's mode of getaway
is unknown.
The thief was described by po-
lice as a male, between five feet
ten inches and six feet, weighing
between 145 and 150 pounds, with
blond hair and blue eyes. At the
time of the crime he was wearing
a brown jacket with a fur collar.

fee increase proposed

office

BECAUSE OF the sketchy de-
tails police have no solid leads on
the job. No warrants, and "no ap-
prehensions have been made," but
the investigation is continuing, ac-
cording to the police.
Krasny would not admit the
job was pulled by a professional,
though he did comment that it was,
"well executed." He added that
"The job was well ex-
ecuted. The robber
didn't panic and seem-
ed to know what he
was doing."
City Police Chief
Walter:Krasny
the robber "didn't panic and seem-
ed to know what he was doing."
In Krasny's opinion the job
would not have required exten-
sive planning, and that the man,
"could have cased the place in five
minutes."
HE INDICATED that the robber,
"Must have had some idea of the
lay of the land and the operation."
To support this, Krasny pointed
out that the thief picked a very
slow time -when there was only
one window open, and few people
in the lobby.
Police have refused to release
the name of the teller on duty at
the time of the crime.

By JO MARCOTTY
A hotly disputed proposal for an
eight per cent increase in Univer-
sity housing fees will go before the
University Board of Regents this
week.
The dispute stems from a recent
disagreement over the legitimacy
of the faculty - student Housing
Policy Committee's (HPC) author-
ity.
ALTHOUGH University adminis-
trators have denied the committee
any decision-making powers, HPC

Council names unit to
check cable TV rates

members contend that they have
the authority to delay the Regents'
decision on the hike pending fur-
ther investigation.
The committee will have a final
discussion on the proposed fee hike
Wednesday at three o'clock in West
Quad, before the Regents convene
on Friday.
The Regents have the final say
on the University policy decisions,
but HPC member Ron Beck ex-
plained, "the question is whether
or not they will share that power.
We have never contended that the
University gave us total decision-
making authority."
THE EIGHT per cent hike was
recommended by a student-faculty
Rate Study Committee, which re-
viewed the financial operations of
single student housing.
If the proposal passes, single
rooms in dormitories would jump
from $1,346 to $1,448 and doubles
would increase from $1,298 to
$1,402.
Beck said he would be willing
to call a rent strike against the
University to resolve the issue.
HENRY JOHNSON, vice presi-
dent of student services, stated
that although the board ca i make
policy recommendations, only the
Regents have the final authority.
"The Regents are by law held
accountable for these decisions. It
was never my intention that de-
cision-making authority belong to
the committee."
Johnson maintains that alrhough

the committee was created sa stu-
dents could participate in making
policy, "participation d o e s not
mean the committee has a say in
the decision."
BECK DISAGREES with this.
definition because "the students
have no power to make policy in
the University. As it is now, this
committee provides legitmization
for student power that doesn't
exist."
He also emphasized the "moral
obligations" of the University, say-
ing, "the students have been led
to believe that the HPC tas had
a hand in making decisions, and
See HOUSING, Page 8

By JACK KROST
Should subscribers to cable tele-
vision in Ann Arbor all be charged
at the same flat rate for such
usage, or should the rates be grad-
uated to conform to the subscrib-
er's ability to pay?
That is the basis- of a dispute
between Anit Arbor's cable TV
regulatory agency, the Ann Arbor
Cablecasting Commission, and a
local private cable TV business
corporation, Michigan Cable TV as-
sociates, that was discussed by
City Council last night.
MICHIGAN Cable TV has ap-
pealed to City Council to rescind

the Cablecasting Commission's
adoption of a progressive Cable TV
rate schedule, claiming that such
a schedule would lower their pro-
fits.
The present cable TV rate scale
is flat-rate scale, with all users
charged $5.00 per month. The
Cablecasting Commission, how-
ever, has proposed, and recently
attempted to implement, a fee
scale that would enable users liv-
ing in housing assessed below a
certain rate, and meeting other
criteria, to pay only $2.00 per
month.
See CABLE, Page 2

POLITICKING CHARGED:
HRP aticici
By DAN BIDDLE
The University Housing Office moved abruptly
into the city's political arena yesterday as mem-
bers of the Human Rights Party (HRP) hurled con-
flict-of-interest charges at Housing Director John
Feldkamp.
During an .afternoon meeting with Feldkamp, a
four-person HRP contingent chided the housing chief
for consulting with influential local landlords "be-
hind students' backs" on the implications of an HRP-
snonsored rent control proposal slated for April's

ksFelIdkamp
of the rent control proposal, accused Feldkamp of
"meeting behind students' backs with landlords, spe-
cifically to further the interest of those landlords."
HRP further alleged that Feldkamp's activities
as re-election campaign manager for GOP City
Council member William Colburn (R-Third Ward)
would conflict directly with Feldkamp's responsi-
bilities as housing director.
"The idea that Feldkamp can be an impartial ar-
biter of student interests while managing the cam-
,aign of a leading local Republican, and not going

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