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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 157
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 16, 1974
CHARGES FLY AT U.N. SESSION
The faculty Senate Assembly yesterday passed a reso-
lution stating that there should be no University policy
concerning instructors assigning their own textbooks to
their classes. They rejected a recommendation that all
such royalties be returned to a University fund. One fac-
ulty member said that it would be "demeaning to imply
that professors would assign textbooks for monetary
gain." However, the assembly did recommend that de-
partments avoid situations where senior faculty mem-
bers have the power to promote use of their own books
Alice Lloyd residents beware: There's been a ripoff
at your dorm by someone who may be familiar to you,
from last year. The man, who always uses the name
"Butch," allegedly made a knifepoint robbery of a bag
of dope last Thursday, and is suspected of several rob-
beries that occurred last year. Acording to dorm resi-
dents, his approach is always the same: he hangs around
the dorm, eventually approaches a student or two and be-
comes "friends" - then the ripoff. He was caught "in
action" Sunday, but eluded attempts by dorm residents
to apprehend him.
Twisters- U' style
Uncounted numbers of Hill area dorm-dwellers and
nearby apartment owners huddled in the relative safety
of their basement Sunday night in fear of what according
to some reports sounded like at least a tornado. Others
learned early that it was only the release valve at one
of the University's power plants. The noise was heard
for several blocks within the area at 9:30 p.m. "There
were seven of us together," reported Ann Kahn, "we
went down into the basement of Markley just in case.
We called the police to find out what was going on,
when they told us we felt pretty stupid."
$ for engineers
"This man needse$20,000,000," reads the ad that will
appear in Time, Newsweek, U. S. News, and Business
Week. "The man" is Jim Knott, a University Engineer-
ing school grad and a vice-president for General Motors.
He's also chairman of the University Engin School's
newest project - a campaign to raise 20 million bucks
to replace outdated engineering buildings and support
professorships, lectureships and scholarships. The build-
ing projects - using $12 million of the funds - will re-
place the old buildings on Central Campus with a North
Happenings .. *
. are few and far between today, beginning with a
lecture by Anita Leslie, authoress of the Marlborough
House Set, at 12:10 p. m. in the Ann Arbor Public Li-
brary . . . the astro-physical team of Geoffrey and Mar-
garet Burbidge, both of them professors at the Uni-
versity of California-San Diego, will lecture on quasars
and redshifts at 4 p.m. in Aud. E of the Physics and As-
tronomy Building . . . Exiled Russian poet Naum Korz-
havin will give his first U. S. poetry reading at 7 p.m.
in MLB Rm. 1 . . . and for the musically inclined, Uni-
versity students' music will be performed by the Con-
temporary Directions Ensemble and the University Phil-
harmonia at 8 p.m. in Hill Aud.
The Supreme Court had some good news and some bad
news yesterday. The Court disposed of what may be the
last legal challenge to the Vietnam war yesterday, letting
a lower court ruling stand that said President Nixon
acted constitutionally in ordering the U. S. bombing of
Cambodia in 1972. In a brief opinion, the court refused
to hear the appeal from Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-
N.Y.) and four Air Force officers who claimed Nixon
Five thousand Americans have sent President Nixon
over $43,650 to help him foot the $467,000 tab he owes
Uncle Sam in back taxes. The contributions ranged from
a nickel from a 7-year-old schoolboy to $5,000 from a
businessman, said the White House. The contributions
were unsolicited, according to a White House spokesman,
but presidential supporters and other groups have sug-
gested campaigns to help Nixon pay the bill. Earlier,
the White House confirmed that Nixon had been granted
a 60-day extension of Monday's filing deadline for his
1973 tax return, but it won't apparently be paid with his
fan mail. The spokesman also reported that Nixon felt
he could not accept the contributions and would return
them to the donors.
Irene McCabe, sleep well tonight: Of the 34 states
needed to call a constitutional convention, 13 have al-
ready done so - to consider an anti-busing amendment
to the Constitution, including Michigan. Similar measures
are pending in four other' states. Two states - Nebras-
ka and Virginia - have asked Congress to pass the
amendment without specifically calling for a convention.
Ohio is calling working on a similar resolution.
On the inside .
.. . Marnie Heyn reviews Saturday's performance by
the Early Music Consort of London on the Arts Page
. . Kirk Wilcox discusses the University and its em-
ployes on the Editorial Page . . . and Leba Hertz reports
on the Michigan-Michigan State tennis match on the
By TONY SCHWARTZ
Three staff members of a re-
ligious group which has provided
the most outside financial aid-
over $2000 to the Washtenaw County
Jail Inmate Rehabilitation Pro-
gram, have withdrawn their sup-
port to protest the firing of three
staff employes by Sheriff Fred
In- a letter to Postill made public
yesterday, chaplains of the St.
Mary's Student Chapel, which pro-
vided -money for the jail's study
release program and for folllow-up
counseling with inmates, strongly
criticized the firings.
IN ADDITION, Sister Constance
Smedinghoff said that she expects
the full membership of the St.
Mary's Chapel Council to vote
within two weeks to cancel any
further financial support.
"We seriously question y o u r
right to interfere so drastically in
a grant program which has re-
quired the approval of the county
commissioners," the letter to Pos-
The staff members said they
were taking the action because
"We are convinced that the arbi-
trary and immediate dismissal of
these key staff people will be fatal
to the effectiveness of the program.
We sincerelyregret that a program
that has had such promise.
should have to fall victim of politi-
REACHED AT home last night,
Postill repeated his assertion that
ultimate authority lies with his de-
partment. "Certainly the Commis-
sioners have the right to allocate
funds, but hiring and firing em-
ployes is clearly the right of the
Sheriff," he said.
Postill also claimed that the pro-
gram, which has hired new staff
since the firings, is operating well.
"It is moving on.a much more so-
phisticated level now. The people
running the program now have the
academic background and the abil-
ity to organize it and make it run
THE ACTION was one of a ser-
ies of events which has surrounded
the Postill administration with
controversy since therrehabilita-
tion staff firings and the resigna-
tion of Jail Administrator Paul
Wasson 10 days ago.
Postill's hiring and firing author-
ity. in the program has recently
come under scrutiny bythe County
Commissioners, who administer the
Law Enforcement Assistance Ad-
ministration grants. These grants
fund the rehabilitation program.
At a sub-committee meeting last
Wednesday, Commissioners on the
county ways and means committee
twice voted to reject Undersheriff
James Spickard as project direc-
See JAIL, Page 10
Lebanon seeks economic
action against 'aggressor'
UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) .- Egyptian Foreign Minis
ter Ismail Fahmy warned Israel last night that its military
operations against Lebanon and Syria could have far-reaching
consequences for Middle East peace efforts.
"Israel, before anyone else, must choose between war and
peace," Fahmy said in a statement to the Security Council.
Fahmy intervened before the 15-nation body as it debated Lebanon's
charge that Israel committed aggression in its weekend reprisal attack
on six Lebanese villages, following an Arab guerrilla raid on an Israeli
settlement that left 18 civilians dead.
If Israel wanted peace it must stop forthwith all "irresponsible
actions," Fahmy said.
Daily Photo by DAVID MARGOLICK
ROBERT MEEOPOL, son of the late Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, explains to some 100 students at
East Quad Auditorium last night his contention that his parents were framed by the U.S. govern-
Rosentberg sont seeks
re openingof spy case
By PAUL TERWILLIGER
"I believe my parents are innocent as strongly
as I believe that two and two are four," the son of
the late Julius and Ethel Rosenberg declared yes-
Speaking before about 100 people in East Quad's
auditorium, Robert Meeropol-the younger of the
Rosenbergs' two sons and a University graduate.-.
explained why he trying to reopen the govern-
ment's case against his parents.
THE ROSENBERGS were tried and found guilty
of giving secret information to the Soviet Union in
1945 and thus helping the Russians to develop the
atomic bomb. The couple was electrocuted in 1953.
Meeropol is convinced the c a s e against his
parents was simply a government conspiracy. In
addition to clearing the Rosenbergs, he wants "to
make it more difficult for a similar conspiracy
trial to take place in the future."
Contending that "too often people take the at-
titude that you can't fight city hall," Meeropol
said "my success will show that something can
IN AN EFFORT to raise funds for a possible
retrial, Meeropol has been giving speeches accom-
See SON, Page 2
BUT FAHMY did not repeat to
to reporters in the delegates'
lounge - that Egypt would "not
stand by and let them (the Israe-
lis) strike at Lebanon and Syria."
In his address he accused Israel
of following a policy of "state ter-
rorism" against the Palestinians,
adding that it was up to the Israe-
lis to decide - "wisely, I hope"-
on their future course.
The responsibility for escalating
military operations remained with
Israel, as did the prospects for a
peaceful settlement of the Middle
East problem, he contended.
FAHMY DECLARED the persis-
tence of Israeli aggression against
Lebanon would have direct, ad-
verse consequences on the chances
for peace in the area. Further-
more," Fahmy said, "Egypt holds
Israel responsible for the escala-
tion of its military operations on
the Syrian front."
Answering Israeli Ambassador
Yosef Tekoah's expressed hope for
a new era, the -Egyptian Minister
said that if Israel did not desist
from its present policy the pros-
pects for a settlement within the
framework of the Geneva talks
would be "nil."
IN HIS REPLY, Ambassador Yo-
sef Tekoah expressed "shock" that
Fahmy had come "all the way
from Cairo, in order to explain
away and to defend those who com-
mitted the barbaric massacre at
"It was regrettable that the rep-
resentative of a country with
which Israel had only recently
signed the first agreement since
the October War, should have
chosen to make such a pronounce-
ment," he said.
"The foreign minister of Egypt
found it appropriate to say here
that Israel should choose between
war and peace."
EARLIER IN the special ses-
sion, Lebanese Foreign Minister
Fouad Naffah charged Israel with
aggression and called on the coun-
cil to fulfill previous resolutions
carrying the threat of economic
the Council remarks he made earlier
SAN FRANCISCO (A) - News-
paper heiress Patricia Hearst was
named as a material witness yes-
terday in the robbery of a San
Francisco bank. Three persons
previously associated with the ter-
rorist Symbionese Liberation Ar-
my (SLA) were charged with bank
An affidavit filed with the U.S.
magistrate says photographs tak-
en during the robbery yesterday
morning ofttherHiberna Bank in
San Francisco show a person who
"appears to be Patricia Hearst."
THE AFFIDAVIT quotes an un-
named person who says he does not
know if Hearst was a willing par,
ticipant in the robbery, which re-
sulted in two persons being serious-
ly wounded. The FBI said in a
separate statement that it was en-
tirely possible Hearst was not a
U.S. Atty. James Browning, in
describing the photographs, said,
"I think this is the first time in
the annals of legal history that a
kidnap victim has showed up in
the middle of a bank robbery. If
she was involved and investigation
shows that, we're going to charge
her as a bank robber. It's clear
from the photographs she may
have been acting under duress."
HEARST, the 20-year-old heir to
a newspaper fortune, was dragged
screaming from her Berkeley
apartment on Feb. 4.
The photographs mentioned by
authorities were taken by automa-
tic cameras located inside the
bank which was robbed of $10,690,
City Council defers action on
proposed hike in property tax
By STEPHEN SELBST
City Council last night deferred
action on two proposed tax hikes
which may go before the voters
in the near future as a partial
solution to the city's severe budget
The hikes-a 2.5 mill property tax
increase and enactment of a local
income tax-must be approved by
council--before they are put before
COUNCIL WILL hold a special
session this Friday to give further
consideration to the proposals.
C i t y Administrator Sylvester
Murray has recommended the in-
creased property tax as an alter-
native to continued municipal
worker lay-offs. Nearly 200 city
employes are currently laid-off in
an effort torcut expenditures.
In the upcoming fiscal year-
which begins July 1-the city will
have to reduce its present $1.2 mil-
lion deficit by some $600,000. That
is about twice the amount cut dur-
ing the present economic year.
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r /f Taxpayers
By DIANE TREMBLAY
Area taxpayers migrated in
droves to the U. S. Post Office on
Stadium last night to mail their
1973 tax returns before the mid-
night, April 15, deadline.
"Goodbye vacation!" one man
said before kissing his tax return
and depositing it in the mailbags
conveniently positioned in the Post
AS THEY approached the Post
Office, several citizens were asked
their opinion of the 60-day exten-
sion of the April 15 filing date ob-
tained by President Nixon, and the
"""announcement by the Internal Re-
venue Service (IRS) that Nixon
owes about half a million dollars
in back taxes from 1969-72.
"He's an amazing person," Lou
Klisowski said of the President.
df"Anyone who can lie that well -
f ' ,.,a nd .nA nd e1hn n c nnr-
IN A SURPRISE move last night,
Mayor James Stephenson proposed
that a city-wide income tax should
be placed on the June school board
election ballot along with the prop-
erty tax measure.
"A number of people believe an
income tax is the solution tothe
city's long-range financial prob-
lems. I'm personally opposed to a
city income tax, but I believe the
residents should decide on matters
such as these," he said.
Councilwoman Carol Jones (D-
Second Ward) opposedputting both
tax questions on the same ballot,
contending "both will consequent-
ly go down to defeat."
SHE INDICATED that might in
fact be Stephenson's intention, but
added "if you're concerned about
getting mote revenue, that defi-
nitely is not the route to go."
In presenting an historical over-
view of the budget, Murray indi-
cated that without any tax hike
the city should not expect a dra-
matic increase in revenue.
Twice before the voters have
overwhelmingly defeated proposed
city income taxes.
COUNCIL MEMBERS closely
questioned Murray about where
cuts would be made in the budget,
if both of the proposed taxes were
defeated at the polls.."This will be
a major policy decision and I
would rather have you give direc-
tion to me," Murray told the coun-
Colleen McGee (D-First Ward)
asked Murray about the city's at-
tempts to secure state and federal
grants to help finance municipal
Murray responded that he be-
lieved the city is making a" con-
certed effort to find grants" but
he added that "we just don't have
Naffah told the Council: "In at- the FBI said.
tacking six Lebanese villages Is- IN RESPONSE to questions,
rael has committed an armed and Charles Bates, FBI agent in charge
obvious act of aggression." of the kidnaping case said, "Yes, I
He denied Israeli charges that believe the photographs show she
the Arab commandos who carried (Patricia Hearst) had a gun. There
out the Kiryat Shmoneh raid came was a gun held by another per-
from Lebanon, and said that Israel son on her. We are not ruling out
should have complained to the Se- the possibility that she was a will-
curity Council if it felt it had a ing participant. On the other hand,
legitimate case. there is evidence she was not."
Voters to ,decide 8th
District race today
SAGINAW (P) - Stirred by an unprecedented presidential visit and
a high-voltage political scrap, voters were expected to turn out in un-
usually high numbers for today's special congressional election.
Voter turnout for such elections is generally below 25 per cent,
but county officials in the Republican stronghold of the 8th Congressional
District predicted a turnout of almost 50 per cent of the district's 213,-
President Nixon, who is being made the issue of the election by
Democrat Robert Traxler, put his prestige on the line last Wednesday
by coming here to campaign for James Sparling, the Republican can-
A GOP DEFEAT in this district-where a Democrat has not won in
42 years-could have an affect on some Republicans' view of Nixon and
his Watergate problems, some observers say. And they say it could be
indicative of what may happen in this fall's elections.
The election is to replace former Rep. James Harvey, a Republican,
who resigned last February to accept a federal judgeship. Harvey held
the seat for 13 years and won with more than 59 per cent of the vote