Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom
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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 156
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 14, 1974
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Nixon aides quit
They're dropping off like flies: no sooner did the White
House disclose the resignation of Bryce Harlow, who
was hired less than a year ago to improve relations with
Congress, than there was another desertion in the ranks.
Bruce Kehrli, the President's staff secretary, will be
returning to private life under the sunny skies of
California in less than a month. No further details were
provided. Harlow, whose resignation is effective today,
will return to the bosom of the Proctor and Gamble
Company, where he worked before joining the Nixon
team in 1969. He will be one of the' company's vice
Out of the mire of Watergate, Oregon Governor Tom
McCall has come up with a solution that could win
awards for uniqueness, although it falls something short
in practicality. The Republican governor said Friday he
would like to see Nixon and Ford switch roles, making
Ford the president and making Nixon-once again-the
veep. 'McCall, who freely admits he would like to become
president himself-suggested that the executive powers
be divided so that Ford would handle domestic affairs,
and Nixon would handle foreign affairs. "Many Ameri-
cans have complete confidence in Mr. Nixon's handling
of foreign affairs," said McCall, adding that "Congress
would rather confirm Nixon as vice president than im-
More news from Moscow: Killjoys of the Soviet con-
servative musical establishment are manning the bar-
ricades against a torrent of western music, or, as they
put it, "commercialized pseudo art," "hackneyed hits,"
and tunes of "unbridled passions and frenzied sounds."
Pravada, the Communist party's newspaper and arbiter
of Soviet taste, sternly warned that "it is the duty of
(the Russian music world) to put up a reliable barrier
to prevent this kind of product from reaching the public
at large." The barriers, however, are apparently not
soundproof: Soviet youth is getting an earful of every-
thing from Simon and Garfunkel to the Beatles and acid
rock-and liking it. "Pseudo music is becoming in today's
bourgeois world a real social disaster," claimed Tikhon
Khrennikov, head of the Soviet Composer's Union,
"poisoning the conscience of millions of people, killing
the love of beauty, muffling and eradicating the people's
Those of you who feel the Big 'U' doesn't really want
you, take heart. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics re-
ported that only 19 per cent of last year's high school
graduates went on to college, compared with 55 per cent
in 1968, and college recruiters are none too happy about
the fact. Colleges are reportedly scrambling to lure stu-
dents into classrooms, and the tactics of some have
caused consternation that athletic-recruiting style tactics
may become a sign of the times. "The competition for
students may be bordering on the rapacious," says
Henry Peter, vice president for admissions and records
at Syracuse U. He claims that in the search for "warm
bodies," some colleges have begun "buying" students
with scholarship money they don't need, paying their
own students to recruit others, and pirating students
from other institutions.
Roughly three and a half million people swarmed into
Hardwar, India, yesterday, all in search of immortality.
The Hindu faith promises eternal life to those who bathe
in the sacred Ganges once every 12 years when the stars
are right. Ancient legend has it that the gods spilled
life-giving nectar from a pitcher in Hardwar as they
fled the demons. When Jupiter enters Kumbh in the
zodiac-and now's the time-drops of the nectar rise to
the surface of the Ganges and work their miracles on
the bathers-including purification and absolution. So
far, more than 2,000 persons have been reported lost in
the scramble. A crowd at the last Kumbh Mela melee in
1962 got out of control and surged into a stampede that
officials said killed hundreds of the new immortals.
Happenings .. .
. are scant for the Easter-Passover weekend, but
definately picking up tomorrow. Celebrate Passover with
a picnic in the Arb near the Washington Heights Markley
entrance. The Yamveh and the Jewish Cultural League
will sponsor the event at 2 p.m., and the food is free ...
Robert Glasgow, University organ prof., will present a
free Easter concert at 8 p.m. in Hill Aud. ,. .. Tomorrow,
Dem Congressional hopeful Mare Lansing will blitz the
dorms and campus in general. Come to her open house
Monday through Friday at 4 p.m., 1825 Geddes, armed
with questions . . Geoffrey and Margaret Burbridge,
both professors at the University of California-San Diego,
will explore "The Riddle of the Redshirts" for astronomy
freaks at 4 p.m. in the Physics and Astronomy Bldg....
Robert Meeropol, son of the late Julius and Ethel Rosen-
berg, will lecture on "The Secret That Never Was" in
East Quad Aud. at 7 and 9 p.m. for a buck. . . and Prof.
Charles Owen will direct the University's Percussion
Ensemble'at a free concert at 8 p.m. in the School of
Music Rehearsal Hall.
On the inside .. .
. . . former editor and magazine writer Chris Parks
reviews the academic school year in the Sunday Magazine
. . . and it's gloom, doom, defeat and despair for the
Pistons, the Tigers and the Wolverine baseball team on
Ground forces raid
6 Lebanese villages
By The Associated Press
Israeli warplanes went into action yesterday against Syr-
ian troops on the Golan truce line for the first time since the
October war. Syria claimed three of the planes were shot
down, but Israel said no planes were hit.
The Israeli fighters took to the skies only hours after Is-
raeli ground forces raided six villages in southern Lebanon in
retaliation for the terrorist attack on Qiryat Shmonah on
Thursday. A Lebanese woman and her daughter were re-
ported killed in yesterday's raid.
About dusk yesterday, Israeli artillery opened fire on "suspected
concentrations of saboteurs" in southern Lebanon. Villagers in the re-
gion said two towns were shelled intermittently for 45 minutes. No cas-
A LEBANESE FAMILY sits amid ruins of their bombarded house yesterday after Israeli ground troops struck Taybe, South Lebanon, and
five other villages. The raid came in retaliation for a terrorist attack on Israeli terrintory Thursday. At least two civilians were killed in the
Israeli incursion yesterday.
RISKY WHITE HOUSE STRATEGY:
Nixon coo to impeach ment probe
By DONALD ROTHBERG
AP News Analysis
WASHINGTON (A) - President
Nixon is treating the House Judi-
ciary Committee the same way he
has dealt with the courts and the
special Watergate prosecutor.
But the House committee is not
a court and the President may-be
forced to revise his strategy toward
That became apparent last week
when James St. Clair, Nixon's
Watergate lawyer, responded to
the committee's request for tapes
of 42 presidential conservations.
ST. CLAIR IS a tough, uncom-
By MICHAEL YELLIN
A crowd gathered in the Arb yes-
terday to hear Natasha and Bar-
bara Graham -tell the secrets of
palmistry-the spiritual study of
"If you can start to understand
yourself by understanding your
hands, you are-on the way to un-
derstanding others," said Natasha.
promising advocate in behalf of
his client. He volunteers nothing,
wields no more than he must. For
like a good defenseattorney, he is
aware that in the courtroom his
client is presumed innocent until
When the President decided to
cut off special prosecutor Leon
Jaworski from access to White
House files, St. Clair had no need
to be concerned about losing Ja-
worski's good will. When the White
House complied with the subpoena
Jaworski issued last month, that
ended the matter.
But the good will of members of
festival of 11*
"The last joint of your little finger
represents the absurdity of your
THE GRAHAMS' palm - reading
session was but one of the many
workshops in the Spring Festival
of Life, a largely outdoor affair
sponsored by various Ann Arbor
spiritual groups. The festival was
Congress, and especially the Re-
publicans, can be crucial to the
President in his battle against im-
S 0 M E REPUBLICANS were
rankled by the tone in part of St.
Clair's letter in which he said the
President hadn't finished reviewing
the materials to determine what he
felt the committee needed to com-
plete the work.
"I think it was offensive to the
House, I'm sorry to say."
A soft-spoken lawyer from a
rural district in Michigan, Hutchin-
son still voted against issuing a
subpoena to get the materials the
billed as "a celebration of con-
sciousness and spiritual sharing."
The spring-like weather brought
out people of all ages who had
come to participate in the more
than 40 workshops offered.
Kent Livingston, who has been
involved for five years with Eck-
ankar-the path to total awareness
via soul travel-intoned, "The na-
ture of 'Eck' is freedom from all
things-the complete independence
of the soul. The purpose is not to
change anything physical but to
project oneself above the material
and back to Sugmad, or God."
DICK AHERN, who held a work-
shop on alternative communities,
talked about a proposed Univer-
sity course which he may be teach-
ing through course mart next fall.
"Arbor vitae (tree of life) is a
proposal for a community in Wash-
tenaw County. If the course is ap-
proved, the people involved with
it willrepresent a basic start for
the community. Arbor vitae will be
dedicated to self-regeneration and
attainment of a higher intercul-
tural consciousness," Ahern said.
A peaceful debate began when
a Maharaji Ji follower overheard
that a member of another group
was waiting "for the return of the
Master." The Ji follower's reply-
"He's here with us now"-brought
a few smiles and snickers to those
A NUMBER of people wore only
their birthday suits. One of them,
Ila Socol, ran around chanting to
the tune of a Hari Krishna song:
"Give me your love, it's only na-
committee had hoped to obtain
BUT NEITHER Hutchinson nor
the two other Republicans who
opposed the subpoena, Trent Lott
of Mississippi and Charles Wiggins
of California, said a word in sup-
port of the White House approach.
Hutchinson said after the 33-3
vote that he doubted such a sub-
poena could be enforced and he
felt St. Clair had indicated he
would supply the material volun-
Hutchinson had described the
White House strategy as "give as
little as possible as slowly as pos-
sible" and then added that "it
might settle down into a long sum-
mer and fall."
On Friday, influential Senate
Republicans disclosed that they
have intervened in an effort to
soften the White House approach
to the House committee.
Sen. Norris Cotton of New Hamp-
shire said a group of senators met
with presidential assistant Dean
Burch and succeeded in changing
an early and tougher draft of the
April 9 St. Clair letter.
"IT WOULD BE asking for im-
peachment," Cotton said one sen-
ator told Burch.
"We felt it would be taken as a
brushoff by the House committee
and would lead to trouble," Cotton
said of the letter.
But even the revised version led
And the two lawyers who are
mapping the White House strategy,
James St. Clair and Richard Nixon,
may have to adjust to the fact
that a congressionalcommittee
often combines the functions of
judge, jury and prosecutor.
ualties were reported. Earlier, two
territory from inside Lebanon.
IN THE AIR action, the Tel~Aviv
command said its planes strafed
Syrian troops trying to cross the
cease-fire line at Mt. Hermon and
bombed Syrian positions providing
cover for the attackers.
The Israeli command previously
admitted using warplanes to fire
at Syrians crossing into Israeli held
territory, but yesterday's report
was the first time since the Octo-
ber war that Israel said it had
planes operating over Syrian-held
The air action followed tank and
artillery fighting on the Golan
Heights and Mt. Hermon. A mili-
tary spokesman in Damascus said
several Israeli soldiers were killed
or wounded in the fighting.
The Israeli command said noth-
ing of casualties, but a knowledge-
able military source said, "Today
was the biggest day of activity
with Syria since the war."
IN THE three-hour Israeli raid
into Lebanon Friday night, 24
houses and a power station were
blown up, and two persons were
killed and 13 taken captive, the
Lebanese Defense Ministry said.
The Israeli command in Tel
Aviv said its commandos blew up
at least 20 houses and took 10 per-
sons captive before returning to
Israel. It said the strike force
was ordered to evacuate the houses
before blowing them up. But in the
village of Huhabeib, a woman and
her daughter were found dead, in
the rubble of one of the build-
To call attention to the deaths,
the villagers refused to bury the
two bodies, defying the Moslem
code requiring burial of the dead
within 24 hours.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe
Dayan said the Israeli raiders
were careful not to harm Lebanese
civilians and any deaths were un-
IN BEIRUT, the Foreign Minis-
try announced that Lebanon
would lodge a complaint about the
raid with the United Nations Secur-
ity Council. Edouard Ghorra, the
Lebanese ambassador to the Unit-
ed Nations, said in New York that
Lebanon was considering whether
to ask for a Security Council meet-
ing on the matter. Earlier, a U. N.
spokesman said the emergency
meeting had already been re-
U. N. Secretary - General Kurt
Waldheim said he "deeply de-
plores" the raids, which he said
"may adversely affect the efforts
under way to reach a just and
lasting settlement in the Middle
rockets had been fired into Israeli
HENRY K I S S I N G E R: "The
United States Kill continue its
efforts to bring the two sides to-
WASHINGTON (R) - Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger received
a new, detailed Syrian proposal
yesterday for a disengagement of
forces with Israel in the Golan
After discussing the plan with
the Syrian emissary, Brig. Gen.
Hikmat Chehabi, and with the
Egyptian and Soviet foreign min-
isters, Kissinger said he was
"moderately upbeat" a b o u t
chances for a settlement.
HE WILL confer at the State
Department this morning with Sim-
cha Dinitz, the Israeli ambassador,
and go to the Middle East around
April 25 to try and bridge the dif-
ferences between the Syrian pro-
posal and one presented to him
March 30 by Israeli Defense Min-
ister Moshe .Dayan.
"It was a constructive attempt
on their part," Kissinger said of
the plan, and map brought to him
by Chehabi, the Syrian military in-
After a brief early-evening ses-
sion with the general, Kissinger
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Rosenberg son comes here
to discuss espy conspiracy'
By ERIC SCHOCH
Former University student Robert Meeropol will
return to the campus tomorrow to speak about
the atomic bomb spy case for which his parents-
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg-were executed nearly
21 years ago.
The Rosenbergs were tried and convicted for
allegedly passing' "the secret of the atomic bomb"
to the Soviet Union. They were electrocuted in
Sing Sing Federal Penitentiary on June 19, 1953.
MEEROPOL WILL present a slide show and lec-
ture about the case Monday night at 7 p.m. and
again at 9 p.m. in East Quad's Auditorium. A
donation of $1 is being requested as part of a
fund-raising effort by R o b e r t and his brother
Michael for their legal actions and to help reopen
the Rosenberg case.
THE ROSENBERG case has generated consider-
able controversy in the last 20 years. Many authors
have questioned the validity of the charges and the
evidence against the Rosenbergs.
Robert Meeropol transferred to the University
as a junior in 1967 and graduated with a master's
degree in anthropology five years later. He was
active in radical politics in Ann Arbor during much
of that period, and worked in the local chapter of
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
Since his graduation, Meeropol has taught an-
thropology at Western New England College in
Springfield, Mass., where his brother Michael
Meeropol, described by friends and colleagues as
extremely intelligent and articualte, feels that the
American public is now more willing to seriously
reconsider the Rosenberg case as a result of the