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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 148
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 5, 1974
Marston Bates, Professor Emeritus of Zoology, died
yesterday at his home. The distinguished 67-year-old
cultural biologist had been in poor health since suffer-
ing'a stroke in 1969, but served continuously on the Uni-
versity faculty from 1952 until his retirement two years
ago. Bates won fame in scientific circles around the
world for his writings on global problems of biology,
which included eight major books. In 1967, Bates re-
ceived the Charles P. Daly Medal from the American
Geographical Society, and the University awarded him
its Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. A me-
morial service will be held in the Bates home at 630
Oxford St. on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Down with traffic
One of three proposals before the Ann Arbor Trans-
portation Authority (AATA) this month calls for a ban
on car traffic in the city's downtown area between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. The suggestion, formally detailed at an
AATA Board ,meeting Wednesday night, came from the
advisory Teltran Citizens Committee. A spokeswoman
for the group said the plan included establishment of
commuter shuttle buses to and from downtown during
work hours coupled with a ban on horseless carriages,
making the area a better competitor with consumer-
Up with Nixon
Ann Arbor has been the scene of many an anti-Nixon
gathering in recent weeks, but that's not the total
picture. Today and Saturday, the Washtenaw County
"Support the President" Committee will be out in force
at Briarwood shopping plaza, passing petitions declaring
loyalty to President Nixon. A large crowd is expected.
A nine-member student-faculty panel has been ap-
pointed to assist President Robben Fleming in selecting
a dean to replace LSA chief Frank Rhodes. The com-
mittee, which includes LSA Student Government mem-
ber Chuck Barquist, Honors Program Director Otto
Graf, one other student and six other faculty members,
will be chaired by Prof. Arthur Burks, who works in
both the Philosophy and Computer Communication de-
partments. Rhodes needs a replacement because he is
taking over Allan Smith's job as vice president for
academic affairs on July 1. Smith is resigning.
Martha Pettit, a University graduate student, an-
nounced yesterday her candidacy for Congress on the
Socialist Labor Party ticket. She separates herself from
other "liberal" hopefuls, saying "It is utopian to think
that through reforming the system the problems of the
workers will be ended."
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. are many and marvelous today, led by Congress-
man Marvin Esch's (R-Ann Arbor) question-and-answer
session on impeachment in Rm. 170 of the P & A Bldg.
at 11 a.m. . .. Jaya Kumar, the U.N. ambassador from
Singapore, will discuss this summer's international "Law
of the Sea" conference at 11a.m. in Rackham Amphi-
theater . . Eckankar, the self-styled "Path of Total
Awareness," will be the topic at the Friends' Meeting
House, 1420 Hill, at 7:30 p.m. . . . Appalachian com-
munity organizer Si Kahn will speak on mountain peo-
ple's troubles at noon in Alice Lloyd's Klein Lounge .. .
Yogi Bhajan will lecture on Kundalini Yoga at 8 p.m.
in Rackham Amphitheater . . . Ethnolgist Nathan
Glazer speaks at 3 p.m. in Aud. 3 MLB . . . and the
University Dancers take to the Power Center stage at
The House Judiciary Committee has grown tired of
waiting for a response on its request for 42 White House
tapes, and yesterday the impeachment probers set a
deadline of next Tuesday for President Nixon's answer.
"We will subpoena them if we must," said committee
chairman Peter Rodino with the backing of Edward
Hutchinson, the panel's ranking Republican. Meanwhile,
the jury in the trial of former White House 'appoint-
ments secretary Dwight -Chapin told U.S. District Judge
Gerhard Gesell that no verdict was near. The 12 jurists,
trying Chapin on charges of lying to the Watergate
grand jury, will reconvene today.
On the inside . .
on the Editorial Page, Beth Nissen decries the
University's tenure policies . . . Arts Page features
Cinema Weekend . . . and Sports Page features Fred
Upton's preview of the ,Wolverines' home baseball
By GEORGE HASTINGS
Special To The Daily
CINCINNATI-Henry Aaron tied baseball's most revered
record yesterday here at Riverfront Stadium, smashing the
714th home run of his career in his first at-bat of the infant
'v The three-run first inning blast pulled Aaron even with
;$> Babe Ruth in lifetime major league home runs, but wasn't
enough to help for Aaron's anemic Atlanta Braves, who
dropped a 7-6 decision in 11 innings to the Cincinnati Reds.
THE HISTORIC homer came only minutes after the start
of the game, which officially opened the 1974 season. Vice-
President Gerald Ford had just thrown out the first ball and
right-hander Jack Billingham, a 19-game winner last year,
took the mound for the Reds.
Billingham had control problems right away, walking
leadoff batter Ralph Garr on four straight pitches. Mike
Lum then bounced a single to left, but Darrell Evans flied
See related story, Page 9
to left, leaving two runners on with one out, and mighty
Aaron coming to the plate.
Hammerin' Hank watched as Billingham delivered four
pitches low and away, the third of which caught the out-
side corner for a called strike.
THE 3-1 PITCH was out over the plate, and Aaron took
his famous powerful rip. The ball rose on a low line toward
left center, and at first did not appear to be long enough
to go out.
But a strong wind was blowing out to left, and the ball
continued to carry. Reds left fielder Pete Rose and center-
fielder Merv Rettenmund sprinted back, then just Slowed
up and watched as the ball disappeared over the 10-foot wall
AP Photo just above the 375-foot mark in left center.
The capacity Cincinnati crowd rose in a standing ova-
tion, and the Braves streamed out of the dugout to mob
their teammate as he crossed the plate after the record-
The contest was then stopped while baseball Commis-
sioner Bowie Kuhn presented the Atlanta superstar with a
trophy commemorating his feat.
THERE WERE NO problems getting the historic ball
back to Aaron. The drive bounced off a second wall behind
the main left field fence and dropped into an unoccupied
area between the fence and the wall restraining spectators.
It was retrieved by Cincinnati policeman Clarence Wil-
liams, who was stationed there on special detail. for the
express purpose of recovering any Aaron homers.
The ball was turned over to Aaron after the game, and
Williams will apparently receive some sort of monetary
award for his effort.
The home run was the next to crowning achievement of
Aaron's outstanding career, which began in 1954 with the
Braves, who were then in Milwaukee. The greatest moment,
of course will come when he breaks the record with another
circuit blast, which could be either Saturday or Sunday here
in Cincinnati or in Atlanta in a future home stand.
AARON APPEARED on television following yesterday's
game and announced he will start again on Saturday.
The Braves' left-fielder had three more trips to the plate
in yesterday's game to break the record, but he saw mostly
low, outside pitches, which are harder to hit for homers.
He grounded to third on a 3-2 pitch in the third, then walked
on four straight deliveries nowhere near the plate by Bill-
ingham in the fifth.
Finally, Hank came to bat against Roger Nelson in the
seventh, and hit a wicked line shot to straightaway center
which Rettenmund gloved.
then removed him from
Braves manager Eddie Matthews
the contest with the score 6-2,
Catcher Johnny Bench watches in awe . . .
By The Associated Press
Rescue workers counted the
dead yesterday and tried to
help the living rebuild after
the nation's worst tornado
disaster in 49 years left more
than 335 dead and thousands
injured or homeless.
Five states were declared
federal disaster areas; dam-
age reached into the hun-
dreds of millions of dollars.
The death toll in 11 states
and Canada at 337.
"THE DESTRUCTION, the dev-
astation is unbelievable," said
Vice President Gerald Ford after
flying over damaged areas of
Ohio. "You can see where the
houses were reduced to matches."
Hospitals overflowed. In Day-
ton, Ohio, near hard-hit Xenia, am-
By DAN BLUGERMAN
University Housing Director John
Feldkamp yesterday overruled the
Housing Office Appeals Commit-
tee's decision to reconsider the
selection process used to hire
Resident Directors (PD's) and
Resident Advisors (RA's) at Baits
Housing for next year.
Seven Baits staffers charged ir-
regularity in the selection of RD's
and RA's for the upcoming year.
They claim student input in the
process had been subverted.
Felfikamn's action prevents those
See FELDKAMP, Page 2
balances arrived at Miai
Hospital at the rate of o
ute in the hours just afte
nado. Minor cases were
in the hospital cafeteria.
"We're unable to do
out in Xenia," said r
Shirley Kitchberg, retu
Dayton. "There's onlyc
able X-ray. The rest of
The tornadoes and relat
tht struck late Wednes
e-iy yesterday hit 13
and Midwestern state ar
io, Canada. Whole cor
were turned into piles o
more than 30 buildings a
my's Redstone Arsenal ne
ville, Ala., were dstroyed
aged: a pastor died a
eril states were without
Kentucky appeared to
mi Valley fered the most, with deaths re-
ne a min- ported in 15 counties.
r the tor- There were at least 40 deaths
e treated in the tiny community of Branden-
burg, Ky., alone, where twisted,
anything grotesque wreckage was evident
adiologist almost everywhere. Survivors
rning to mourned lost relatives and friends
one port- and faced shattered lives.
the pow- "This street will never be the
same," said Frank Thurman, 71,
ed storms of Louisville, as he stared at a
sday and tree fallen across his two-story
Southern home. "The trees made the street
nd Ontar- and now the trees are gone."
f rubble; OVER 150 HOMES and 100 busi-
at the Ar- nesses were destroyed in Monti-
ar Hunts- cello, Ind. Damage was estimated
I or dam- at $100 million. Two banks were
s he led destroyed and the president of one
of them stood guard at his vault
through the night.
,S in sev-
power. Insurance adjustors estimated
have suf- damage in Ohio at over $100 mil-
lion, including $75 million in Xen-
ia. They said West Virginia suf-
fered $1 million in damage and
Michigan $3 million.
High winds and flooding con-
tinued in the tornadoes' after-
math. A Virginia teen-ager was
killed Thursday when his mobile
home was picked up by the wind,
hurled 100 yards and dropped on
Acting in response to pleas from
state officials, President Nixon de-
clared Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio,
Indiana and Tennessee disaster
areas, making them eligible for
massive federal aid. Deputy Press
Secretary Gerald Warren said
,- more disaster declarations were
Kentucky reported 85 dead from
the storm, Alabama, 72, Tennes-
see, 58, Indiana, 52, Ohio, 34, Geor-
gia, 16, Ontario, Canada, 8, North
peal) is Carolina, 5, Michigan 3, Illinois, 2,
Virginia 1, and West Virginia, 1.
By TONY SCHWARTZ
Three former members of the
Washtenaw County Jail Inmate Re-
habilitation staff lashed out at
Sheriff Fred Postill yesterday, call-
ing their Wednesday firings politi-
cally motivated and predicting that
the program "is now destined to
Program Coordinator Molly .Reno,
Inmate Counselor Larry Hunter
and Curriculum Coordinator Mar-
tha Maaildi took issue with Pos-
till's contention that they had been
fired for insubordination, attribut-
ing it instead to his alleged desire
to use the program for personal,
"The real reason Sheriff Postill
fired us," they worte in a joint
statement, "was because we re-
fused to inflate claims about the
program's success, and we refused
to proceed any faster than was
realistic. For political reasons,
Postill wanted us to race ahead.
We, however, are convinced that
rehabilitation is a complex process
which must be kept separate from
T H E REHABILITATION pro-
gram has worked with convicted
felons sentenced to the county jail
rather than to lengthy state prison
sentences. Offerings included class-
es which could lead to a high
school degree, inmate conuseling,
and work and study release.
The fired staff members claimed
that Postill's approach to rehabili-
tation was a "law enforcement
one," "focused, despite his claims
to the contrary, on discipline and
punishment. That approach is a
Laird Harris, administrative aide
to Postill, disputed the charges,
saying "time will demonstrate that
Postill is paying more than lip
service to the rehabilitative ideal,
and I think that time will be the
only answer to that charge."
AS AN EXAMPLE of Postill's
alleged concern with "public rela-
tions," the staff members claimed
See EX-JAILERS, Page 2
STARING BLANKLY across his virtually leveled house this resident
of Brandonburg, Ky. attempts to salvage what he can from the
debris after the worst tornadoes in 49 years hit the area.
ixonS money woes
moun t following-IS
income tax decision
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - President Nixon, faced with a stagger-
ing bill for back taxes and interest, yesterday began a full-scale review.
of his personal holdings to find out how he can pay the government
without financial ruin.
"His financial position has been almost virtually wiped out by
this," Presidential Spokesman Gerald Warren acknowledged in dis-
cussing the demand by the Internal Revenue Service for $467,000 after
it disallowed deductions claimed between 1969 and 1972.
Warren said the President would have to look around for loans to
add to whatever amount of cash he is able to take from his assets to
pay the bill.
A WHITE HOUSE REPORT in December showed that the Presi-
dent's cash assets totalled about $500,000 - only $33,000 more than he
Feldkamp: "(the app
all a big whitewash.'
Bargaining unit denied
nurses by 'U
By DIANE TREMBLAY
University representatives yesterday rejected a
bid by over 150 Medical Center staff nurses to estab-
lish a collective bargaining unit, the first step to-
The Michigan Nurses Association, (MNA) a state-
wide nursing organization, has agreed to represent
the nurses with their negotiations with the Univer-
by MNA which ruled there was insufficient interest
shown by University head nurses for a bargaining
The MNA requires 51 per cent membership of all
nurses before it will represent a group, but waived
this requirement for University nurses who peti-
tioned for an exception.
TIT F.mNTR..R. cai m .Univers;ty Mmi , Prv-...
has agreed to refund to the gov-
The jolt suffered by the Presi-
dent was softened psychologically
by a statement from the Congres-
sional Tax Committee that investi-
gated his tax returnsthat he was
to be commended for his prompt
decision Wednesday to pay and
not challenge the IRS assessment.
But the unexpected financial
blow was accompanied by what
was felt to be a damaging political
wound - the spectacle of a Presi-
dent being presented with a delin-
auencv notice by tax officials who
S lberstein resigns
as GEO chairwoman
By JEFF DAY
Graduate Employes Organization
(GEO) Chairwoman Sandra Silber-
stein announced her resignation as
head of the newly recognized union'
no intention of staying on once new
officers were selected in the-fall,
and her only reason for remaining
was to help with any organizational
problems the group might have.
The announcement came at a