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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 151
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 9, 1974
IF)CU SEE HEWS CAME1t (UjXNDY
Bargaining representatives from the University and its
construction trades employes, currently negotiating over
new contracts, agreed last night to have a fact-finder
appointed by the Michigant EploymentRelations Com-
mission (MERC) to help resolve outstanding issues in
the negotiations. The existing contract, which originally
expired at midnight, March 31, was thus extended until
the issues are resolved or the fact-finder makes his
recommendations, according to MERC union negotiating
procedures. The union, representing some 275 construc-
tion employes, and the University will petition MERC
for the fact-finder appointment by Wednesday.
The Senate Assembly yesterday sent a proposal to the
Regents which would provide retirement benefits to
outgoing University faculty members at an optional
early age. The plan, which came out of the faculty's
negotiations with the administration, lowers the present
minimum retirement age to 55 from 60 with full pension,
life insurance, and medical benefits for early retirees.
Originally, the assembly opposed the University's efforts
to make room for youth in the aging, largely tenured
faculty, but in social work Prof. Harold Johnson's words,
"Many professors would love to retire early if they
could still pay for the groceries.'
Michigan Democrat Sander Levin formally announced
his candidacy for governor yesterday. Levin, the Demo-
cratic contender in the 1970 gubernatorial race, nar-
rowly lost that election to Gov. William Milliken. Levin
yesterday called for a change in state leadership, saying
"While it's easy to blame Nixon for all our problems,
Milliken has earned plenty of the blame." Leading
Democrats believe Levin to be the party's front runner
for the nomination since former Detroit mayor Jerome
Cavanagh announced last month he was leaving the
race to' undergo a cancer operation. The only other
announced candidate for the nomination is f o r m e r
American Independent Party member James Wells.
Wedding bell blues
A wedding reception turned into a Motor City street
brawl after a departing guest was ticketed for running
a stop sign. When the dust cleared 30 minutes later,
eight policemen were slightly injured and 11 guests-
including the bridegroom-were taken into custody. Red-
ford Township police said Sunday they were ticketing
the guest outside the reception hall when a brother of
the bridegroom ran outside shouting. Within minutes,
police said, 125 angry wedding guests poured out of the
hall and began attacking the officers. Police from seven
neighboring communities were called in to help.
Student Government Council is looking for students
interested in serving on the following University com-
mittees: Teacher Awards; Advisory Committee on Rec-
reaction, Intramural, and Club Sports (ACRICS); Pro-
gram Evaluation; Student Organizations B o a r d; and
Office of Student Services Unit Committees on the
Health Service and Special Services and Programs.
Sign up for interviews in the SGC offices on the third
floor of the Union. Interviews will be held tonight and
Happenings . .
... are a mixed bag today. Peter Eckstein, economics
professor and candidate for the state senate will speak
in the Adams House Lounge of W. Quad at 7 p.m.
SThere is an exhibit by Ann Arbor's woman painters
at the public library, today through the 27th . . . The
Anthro Dept. is sponsoring a lecture by Leslie White,
professor at the University of California, on "The Con-
cept of Cultural Systems" in 25 Angell Hall at 4 p.m.
. . The Student Legal Aid office will hold a clinic
for hassled tenants 3:30-5 p.m. in their offices, 4310 of
the Union . . . Michigan Women in Science are spon-
soring a discussion on "Experiences of Liberated Hus-
bands" at 8 p.m. in Rackham's W. Conference Rm. on
the fourth floor . . . a discussion of "National Health
Insurance: Perspectives on the Nixon Administration
Proposas" will be held in the Public Health School Ad.
at 3:15 p.m.... The final Future Worlds lecture of the
semester is this afternoon at 2 p.m. in Hill Aud. John
Todd, director of New Alchemy Institute East, will
speak on "New World Planning." Admission is free.
Shades of prohibition
.The government wants to do away with the fifth of
whiskey, also the quart, pint and half-pint. If the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has its way,
these familiar measures will be replaced with the three-
fourth, a half, three eighths or a fourth-liters, that is.
"There are several' good reasons to change to metric
sizes," an ATF official said yesterday. "For one thing,
it will mean a substantial reduction in the number of
bottle sizes. This should be an aid to the consumer."
Public hearings on the subject will be held sometime
in the near future.
On the inside *..
Arts Page features a review of the Javanese gamelan
concert by former Arts Editor Diane Levick . . . George
Hastings writes about the Pistons on the Sports Page
and our readers get their day in court in today's
Henry tops the I
ATLANTA (P)-Henry Aaron, undaunted by the
swirl of controversy surrounding his quest for base-
ball immortality, became the g a m e' s all-time
home run king last night when he smashed the
715th of his illustrious career.
The 40-year-old Atlanta Braves superstar left
behind the ghost of the legendary Babe Ruth when
he connected for the historic clout in the fourth
inning off left-hander Al Downing of the Los
"Just thank God it's all ove," Aaron told the
cheering crowd moments later.,
Aaron hammered a 1-0 pitch over the left field
fence just to the right of the 385-foot marker and
circled the bases for the 715th time accompanied
by a large, massive fireworks display.
A sellout crowd of 52,870 rose as one for a stand-
ing ovation and Aaron's Atlanta teammates poured
out of the dugout and out of the left field bullpen
to greet the 40-year-old superstar.
After Aaron touched home plate, teammates
lifted him and carried him a few steps before
the slugger broke away and trotted to a special
box adjacent to the Atlanta dugout where he
embraced his wife, Billye, and his parents, Mr.
and Ms. Herbert Aaron of Mobile, Ala.
He stayed with his family about two minutes
before returning to the field and holding aloft the
The ball carried about 400 feet and did not get
into the seats. It was brought back to Aaron by
Atlanta relief pitcher Tom House.
The legendary Ruth, who died in 1948, had hit
714 home runs, the last three in 1935 in a game
against Pittsburgh on May 25.
Aaron thus ended in a hurry the controversy
that had swirled around him ever since the Braves
announced before spring training they would not,
use him until Monday night's home opener.
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suggested that At-
lanta use Aaron as it had last year, playing
roughly two of every three games.
The Braves started him in the season opener
last Thursday, but Manager Eddie Mathews an-
nounced he would play no more in Cincinnati be-
cause "Atlanta fans deserve 715."
Kuhn stepped into. the controversy again. He
ordered Mathews to play Aaron in Sunday's series
finale at Cincinnati.
Aaron played, but went hitless In three trips,
striking out twice.
As soon as the ball left the park last night, huge
block numerals "715" were flashed on the center
field message board-about 25 feet to the right of
where the home run landed.'
Then the message board flashed "Hank."
The shot heard 'round the world
MEDIA, Pa. (P) - The prosecu-
tion in the murder trial of former
United Mine W o r k e r s (UMW)
President Tony Boyle rested its
case last night after the key wit-
ness testified that Boyle had or-
dered the assassination of Joseph
"We're in a fight. We've got to
kill Yablonski, take care of him,"
William Turnblazer quoted Boyle
as saying on June 23, 1969, at a
meeting in UMW headquarters in
Turnblazer, the first person di-
rectly to link the 72-year-old Boyle
to the killing, said the meeting
took place less than a month after
Yablonski announced his bid to un-
seat Boyle as union head.
THE DEFENSE was to begin
presentation of its case today.
Charles Moses, chief defense coun-
sel, has said Boyle would testify
in his own defense.
"Were you present when the or-
der was given?" special prosecutor
Richard Sprague asked Turnblaz-
er, 52, former president of the
union's District 19 in Middlesboro,
"Yes sir," Turnblazed replied.
"Who gave the order?" Sprague
"Mr. Boyle," Turnblazer said.
BOYLE IS being tried in Dela-
ware County Common Pleas Court
for three counts of murder in the
Dec. 31, 1969, deaths of Yablonski,
his wife and daughter. The Yab-
lonskis were slain'as they slept in
their rural Clarksville home in
The prosecution claims Boyle or-
dered the executions and financed
the payoff of three hired gunmen
with union funds.
During cross-examination Moses
read excerpts from Turnblazer's
testimony last year at the trial of
one of the men who was later con-
victed of murder in the case. Turn-
blazer admitted he .had lied then
about his own involvement be-
cause he was trying to protect
MOSES ASKED if Turnblazer
had been prosecuted for perjury,
for making false statements to
Labor Department officials, or for
embezzlement of funds.
See PROSECUTION, Page 8
WASHINGTON (N-Getting no hard answer on whether the
White House will turn over disputed tapes by today's deadline,
the chairman of the House impeachment inquiry yesterday
scheduled a meeting on subpoening the tapes if necessary.
President Nixon's lawyer, James St. Clair, told the House
Judiciary Committee in a preliminary letter he will deliver
an official reply by today's deadline-but promised no yes or
no answer on whether the tapes will be turned over.
Chairman Peter Rodino (D-N.J.) announced the committee will meet
tomorrow or Thursday "to decide what we should do in light of Mr.
St. Clair's reply."
SPECIAL COUNSEL John Doar reported, meanwhile, that the im-
peachment inquiry's staff is going over last week's findings on Nixon's
Daily Photo by STUART. HOLLANDER
GLORIA STEINEM and Democratic Congressional hopeful Marjorie Lansing field questions at last
night's campaign kick-off at the Power Center. S teinem's speech on women and politics drew 1100
"friends and sisters," who heard her declare, "Some White male clubs are called clubs; others are
BACKS LANSING CANDIDACY:
at male-dominated world
By SARA RIMER
"The healthy thing about the
women's movement is that it's
organic," feminist and Ms. maga-
zine editor Gloria Steinem told a
crowd of about 1100 at the Power
Center last night.
Speaking ,at a kick-off rally for
Democrat Second District Congres-
sional hopeful Marjorie Lansing,
Steinman urged, "Maybe together
we can create a truly humanistic
society," and introduced Democrat
Lansing as "a feminist helping us
all to be humanists."
CASUALLY dressed in jeans and
a turtleneck sweater, her face
framed in the renowned mane of
golden hair, Steinem quickly es-
tablished a warm, bantering tone
with what she termed her "friends
and sisters" in the audience.
Talking about what she termed
"a very deep kind of change, an
anthropological revolution," Stein-
em emphasized the importance of
"examining the basic definition of
She defined politics as "any
power relationship in our daily
lives." Sharpening her definition
with examples taken from daily
experiences, Steinem continued,
"Any time one person is habitual-
ly dominated simply because of
group of birth-race, class, sex,
, She built on her theory of poli-
tics as male domination, saying,
"When there are 100 of one type
of human being typing in a room,
and another type of human being
typing in the executive room, that's
APPRECIATIVE laughs greeted
Steinem's next succinctly-phrased
barb. She charged, "Some white
male clubs are called clubs, and
See STEINEM, Page 2
taxes to determine if they involve
fraud and an impeachable offense.
Doar told the committee it will
see the Internal Revenue Service
notice to the President that he
owes $432,000 in back taxes plus
The special counsel said the im-
peachment inquiry staff also is
exchanging information with the
House - Senate Internal Revenue
Taxation Committee staff that con-
cluded the President should pay
THE POSSIBILITY of a sub-
poena confrontation over the dis-
puted tapes was raised by Rodino
at a staff briefing for the com-
mittee on progress of the impeach-
Rodino also scheduled a meeting
for late this month on trimming
some of the 53 possible impeach-
able offenses now included in the
Rodino said he may ask the com-
mittee - for subpoena authority if
the official White House reply to-
morrow does not meet the com-
mittee's demand for "disclosure of
the relevant facts" on grounds of
"If such be the claim," Rodino
said, "then we will have to sub-
poena the material necessary to
meet our constitutional respon-
REPLYING TO questions from
members he said he would not
speculate on whether he might re-
quest a general subpoena for all
41 requested taped conversations
between the President and aides or
only some of them.
Rodino distributed a preliminary
letter in which St. Clair said not
that he would turn over the tapes
by today but rather that "I am
hopeful that continued joint efforts
will result in a solution of the com-
plex and time-consuming problems
inherent in this matter."
NEITHER RODINO nor Doar
gave the committee any indication
of how extensively the present 53
possible impeachable o f f e n s e s
might be recommended trimmed
from the inquiry.
There has been published specu-
lation that the first to go are
likely to be the President's dis-
bandment of the original anti-
poverty nrogram, the secret 1969
Cambodia bombing and refusal to
By JEFF DAY
The only way to deal with in-
creasing wage demands will be to
cut back on University personnel,
President Robben.Fleming warned
the regular meeting of the Univer-
sity Senate yesterday.
"Organization does not produce
money," Fleming said, referring
to the increasing trend of Univer-
sity employes towards unioniza-
FLEMING contended that in-
creased attempts to unionize were
most directly due to rising eco-
nomic pressure on. faculty and
staff. But he labeled as false "the
myth that if groups are organized,
the state legislature will respond"
with increased funding.
While not flatly stating that a
payroll cut is in store for Univer-
r.+Y .,".".n ~chi. n .... -
By STEPHEN SELBST
C i t y Administrator Sylvester
Murray made his 1974-75 budget
recommendations to the opening
session of the new City Council
last night, suggesting a record
$18.6 million spending total, up 17
ner cent from last year's $15.9 mil-
In the first session for the new
Council, the oath of office was de-
livered to the five new members,
Colleen McGee (D-First Ward),
Kathy Kozachenko (HRP - Second
Ward), Roger Bertoia (R-Third
Ward), J a m i e Kenworthy (D-
for the position. The only opposi-
tion to this move came when Nor-
ris Thomas (D-First Ward) was
nominated and defeated.
THE NEW Council voted 6-5 t
approve a proposed site for a Bur-
ger King restaurant at Liberty
and Maynard Sts., as part of a
three-story structure described in
the Liberty Commercial Center
The Council members had had
no opportunity to examine Mur-
ray's budget recommendations be-
fore the meeting last night, since
Council members with the mass of
numbers and figures contained in
the 300-page document. He ex-
plained that the new budget con-
tained a 5 per cent wage hike for
all departments, and included a
request for a $2.5 million proper-
ty tax increase.
SEVERAL COUNCIL members
expressed an interest in meeting
with the heads of the city depart-
ments to get explanations for ex-
penditure requests. Thomas noted,
"The only time we department
heads is when they want more
the city should investigate the
possibility of a local income tax,
and asked Murray why he had not
included such a proposal. Murray
replied that he had not felt he had
the power to make such a major
OPPOSITION to the income tax
came quickly when Belcher told
Thomas, "The only way we're go-
ing to enact an income tax is by
referendum." He predicted that
if Council voted such a tax in,
"There would be a Tea Party in
the H'ron River."
Kenworthv said he favored a