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Vol. LXXXIV, No. 158
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, April 17, 1974
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Jail saga continues
It was reported yesterday that the acting Washtenaw
County Jail Administrator, Frank Donley, will soon be
issued an arrest warrant on a gun charge. The report
said that Donley would be charged, through an assistant
U.S. Attorney in Detroit, with carrying a concealed
weapon, in violation of a law prohibiting convicted felons
from arming themselves. Donley, speaking through
Undersheriff James Spickard, denied the charge, and
said he would be willing to take a lie detector test.
Donley was appointed Jail Administrator when Paul
Wasson resigned and three rehabilitation staff were
fired two weeks ago by Sheriff Fred Postill. A former
program employe, he has a long criminal record dating
back to 1948, including a conviction for armed robbery.
Peter Miller, one of the two graduate student repre-
sentatives on the Dean Search Committee, has issued
an invitation to all students-especially grad students-
to submit recommendations to replace Rackham's
present dean, Prof. Donald Stokes, who will be leaving
for Princeton in July. More importantly, says Miller,
the committee is interested in suggestions on criteria
for judging the candidates. The committee would like to
complete -the recommendations phase of their'search by
April 22. Nominations and suggestions can be sub-
mitted at 2040 LSA, or by calling Miller himself at
Rackham Student Government between 9 a.m. and noon.
Phone number is 763-0109.
Folksinger and protestor Phil Ochs will appear at
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre next Tuesday at 8 p.m. to
sing for impeachment at a benefit concert. If you're
planning to go, you'd better order your tickets now.
They're on sale, at two bucks apiece, in the
Fishbowl. Proceeds will go to the Ann Arbor Committee
to Impeach Nixon, and from there they will be used
to defray costs for bus tickets to the national impeach-
ment demonstrations in Chicago and Washington D.C.
The protests are scheduled for April 27.
A black police officer's group has charged the Detroit
Police Officers' Association (DPOA) with discrimination
against its black members, and have filed suit in Wayne
County Circuit Court. The suit, filed by the 500-member
Concerned Police Officers for Equal Justice, claims the
DPOA "unlawfully and arbitrarily withheld legal assist-
ance from black patrolmen solely for the reason that
they are black." The suit cited two examples of alleged
favoritism, one involving a black officer charged with
soliciting business for lawyers at the scene of accidents,
the other involving a white officer accused of murder
in an incident that occured while he was off-duty. The
DPOA refused to represent the former officer in court.
Happenings .. .
seem to be dropping off the closer finals get,
but Tolkien freaks will get a kick out of a 1:30 p.m.
lecture by Dr. Klyde Kilby, who is an expert on both
C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tlkien. The lecture will take
place in 1025 Angell Hall . . . Kilby will lecture on Lewis
at 8 p.m. in Rm. 170 of the Physics and Astronomy
Bldg. He'll sign autographs in Logos Bookstore at 4 p.m.
. the astrophysical team of Geoffrey and Margaret
Burbidge will lecture on the origin of cosmic rays at
1:30 p.m. in the Colloquium Room . . . the Black
Theatre Workshop will present two one-act plays in the
Frieze Building Arena at 4 p.m. . , . there will be a
discussion on "Eckankar," the path of total awareness,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club Lounge of the Union
... the traveler's awareness game of Bafa Bafa will be
demonstrated at 7:30 p.m. in the International Center's
lounge and recreation room . . . in the spirit of finals,
the Second Annual Psychology Honors Colloquium will
present its grad students' honors programs from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in the Inglis House . . and the last regular
meeting of the College Young Dems will be held at 8 p.m.
in Rm. E of the Michigan League.
Former Attorney General John Mitchell testified yes-
terday that he pigeonholed a memorandum from Robert
Vesco which was 'intended for the White House. The
memo, which Mitchell characterized as a "crude at-
tempt to use muscle," tried to halt a massive fraud
investigation into Vesco's corporate empire by the
Securities and Exchange Commission. The memo
threatened to reveal a secret $200,000 cash contribution
to CREEP unless the probe was "stopped promptly."
Mitchell and onetime Commerce Secretary Maurice
Stans are, coincidentally, accused of seeking to obstruct
the probe in return for the $200,000 donation which was
Students are up in arms at Georgetown University
over dismissal of the 'U's resident expert in exorcism;
Rev. Edmund Ryan.' "Student reaction spread like wild
fire," said Jack Leslie, the 'Student Government Asso-
ciation president. He called Ryan "the single most
popular administrator on campus." University President
Robert Henle cited "irreconciliable differences" in the
dismissal, but Ryan was something at a loss to explain
the action, saying he knew of no such differences.
On the inside
. . . the Sports Page features Vic Amaya, the No. 1
tennis singles player, in an article by Andrew Glazer ...
the Liv Ullman you didn't know is interviewed on the
SAGINAW (R) - Riding a tide of urban votes, Demo-
crat Bob Traxler captured Michigan's special congres-
sional election last night, defeating a Republican for
whom President Nixon campaigned.
The 42-year-old Traxler, a lawyer and state repre-
sentative, became the fourth Democrat this year to cap-
ture a House seat long held by the Republicans as he
ended a 42-year GOP hold on Michigan's Eighth District.
He defeated Republican James Sparling, top aide to former
Rep. James Harvey, by scoring heavily in his Bay City home
and winning the city of Saginaw, then withstanding a GOP surge
in the Saginaw suburbs and the rural area Nixon visited last
With all of the district's 296 precincts counted, Traxler had
59,918 votes and Sparling had 56,575. The tally gave Traxler 51.4
per cent of the vote. About 54 per cent of the district's eligible
voters cast ballots.
Acknowledging victory while his supporters chanted, "Nixon
Must Go," Traxler said his victory means "more good people
will be elected in November with the idea of throwing the rascals
out and giving good government to the people."
The Democratic candidate had campaigned as much against
Nixon as against Sparling, calling the contest "a referendum on
Nixon's policies and moral leadership."
SPARLING and State GOP Chairman William McLaughlin,
who spent most of the last month here, declined to blame Nixon
for the loss.
"If the campaign was lost," Sparling said, "it was lost by
McLaughlin, who blamed the GOP loss of Vice President
Gerald Ford's old Grand Rapids seat Feb. 18 on Nixon's handling
of the Watergate scandal, said, "it's easy to blame the President
but I don't know if that's the right thing."
Traxler's victory increases Democratic House strength to
247. There are 187 Republicans and one vacancy, in California,
which won't be filled until November.
THE RESULTS here provided a dismal conclusion for the
Republicans to the year's five special congressional contests. All
districts had long been Republican, and only one, in California,
See TRAXLER, Page 2
Jaworski requests 2nd
on N ixon
rty head- dealing with presidential conversa-
te office tions in March and April, which
the House Committee has already
meeting demanded, But it went further and
ersations demanded tapes on conversations
s Colson as late as June 4, when Nixon
ide who went to Camp David, Md., listened
dants in to some of the Watergate tapes,
une 20. and held two telephone conversa-
material tions with Haldeman.
Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
Gregory Bateson, an anthropologist and general systems theorist, spoke yesterday at Rackham on cul-
tural anthropology. He will also appear today. Author of "Steps To an Ecology of Mind" and "Double
Bind Theory," Bateson's lecture is sponsored by the University's Center for South-East Asian Studies.
SPEEDY APPROVAL EXPECTED:
Search committee names Ross
as lead of Residential College
Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jawor-
ski yesterday asked a federal
court to issue a subpoena requir-
ing President Nixon to give him
tape recordings and documents of
63 conversations held in White
He told the U.S. District Court
here he had been unsuccessful in
trying to obtain access to the ma-
terial in contacts with the Presi-
dent's Watergate lawyer James
JAWORSKI SAID he needed the
tapes and documents for the Wash-
ington trial of former Attorney
General John Mitchell and former
White House aides H.R. Haldeman
and John Ehrlichman, and four
other defendants, who have been
charged in connection with the
alleged cover-up of the Watergate
He told the court that the 63
conversations involved conversa-
tions between President Nixon and
the defendants and potential wit-
nesses in the coming trial, sched-
uled to begin next September.
Jaworski asked the court to re-
quire the President to reply to
the subpoena on April 23.
This is two days before a dead-
line set by the House Judiciary
Committee requiring the President
to surrender tape recordings and
documents it says it needs for its
inquiry into the possible impeach-
ment of the President.
MITCHELL AND the other six
defendants were i n d i c t e d last
March 1. Thirteen counts alleging
conspiracy, obstruction of justice,
making false statements to a gov-
ernment agency, perjury and mak-
ing f a 1 s e declarations were re-
The tapes and documents sought
by the special prosecutor covered,
among others, three meetings held
by the President with Haldeman
on June 23, six days after the
Police claim Hearst
possibly- forced to
hold-up Calif. bank
I j I
break-in at Democratic Par
quarters in the Watergat
They also dealt with a
and two telephone cone
between Nixon and Charle
a former White House a
is one of the seven defen
the September trial-on Ju
The subpoena called for
By SARA RIMER
The literary college (LSA) exec-
utive committee yesterday nomi-
nated physics professor Marc Ross
to replace Louis Orlin as director
of the Residential College (RC).
The Regents are expected to ap-
prove the committee's choice at
their May meeting.
A search committee composed of
five faculty members had been
formed in January to draw up a
list of five candidates to be for-
warded to the executive commit-
tee. According to search commit-
tee Chairman Geology Prof.
Rhoadas Murphey, "The list of
candidates was restricted to Uni-
versity professors. We didn't have
time to be looking all over the
Pleased with the LSA Executive
Committee's selection of Ross,
Murphey said, "The Executive
Committee played it straight. They
followed our recommendation."
SEARCH Committee member
Prof. Wilbert McKeachie added, "I
think Ross will be very good. He
has a general breadth of interest
that should be useful, in leader-
Jonathan Richman '75, member
of the RC executive committee was
enthusiastic over Ross' nomina-
tion, saying, "Ross is a great guy.
He has been described as slightly
to the left in his politics and in-
He added, "He's the best theo-
retical physicist in the department
and they're mad as hell to lose
See DIRECTOR, Page 2
SAN FRANCISCO (A') - A vio-
lent bank robbery may have been
staged to show off kidnaped heir-
ess Patricia Hearst as a "con-
verted" member of the Symbio-
nese Liberation Army, a police in-
vestigator said yesterday.
"We are discussing the possi-
mility very thoroughly that this
was a staged job to show off Patty
Hearst, as a member of their
ranks," said Police Capt. Morti-
A FEDERAL warrant issued
Monday night identified Hearst, 20,
as a carbine-carrying member of a
heavily armed gang that robbed
$10,960 from the Hiberna Bank's
Sunset District Branch Monday
and shot two passers-by.
The warrant seeks her arrest
as a material witness and set
$500,000 bail. Warrants on robbery
charges were issued for three oth-
er women who burst into the bank.
Police said the robbery involved
about nine persons in all, includ-
ing others in a getaway car.
Reached yesterday in La Paz,
Mexico, Hearst's mother, Cather-
ine, said: "It's all so bizarre I
can't believe it." The Hearsts
were scheduled to return to their
home in Hillsborough later from a
10-day rest in La Paz.
"WE ARE not ruling out the pos-
sibility that Miss Hearst was a
willing participant," said Charles
Bates, FBI special agent in charge
here. "On the other hand, there is
evidence she was not."
Bates said an automatic camera
in the bank which pictured Hearst
holding a sawed-off semiautomatic
carbine also showed that "there
was a gun held by another person
U.S. Attorney James Browning
agreed, adding that he thinks this
is "the first time in the annals of
legal history that a kidnap vic-
tim has shown up in the middle
of a bank robbery."
IN THE SLA's last communique,
on April 3. Hearst renounced her
Exiled Soviet gives
By MARY LONG
Russian poet-in-exile Naum Korzhavin has lived in
this country for less than two weeks, but he quickly
captured the imagination of his first American audi-
ence during a one-hour poetry reading here yesterday.
As nearly 150 people-most of them students and
teachers in Russian studies-listened intently, the
balding, rotund poet read a dozen of his works en-
thusiastically in Russian, filling a crowded Modern
Languages Building lecture room with a warm, home-
AUDIENCE MEMBERS, many of them well-versed
in Korzhavin's poetry, whispered comments in Rus-
sian as the poet read in captivating dramatic style.
Local poet Gregory Orr preceded each poem with
an English translation, but the interpretations were
toeless and gray against Korzhavin's full-bodied
tionally press a political message through their work.
NOTHING is arbitrary in Korzhavin's poetry. The
words of his poems are chosen for precise meaning
and are always used for purposes of revelation, rather
than concealment or understatement.
Most of Kozhavin's readings yesterday were love
poems, full of the poet's apparent longing for per-
fection in the women in his life.
He rarely made political references, either in his
poems or comments, but at one point he noted that
the Soviet Union had attempted women's liberation
and failed. Orr translated, "I suggest the United
States not follow our example." But the poet would
not indicate whether he was in fact opposed to his
country's attempts at sexual equality.
KORZHAVIN escaped the U.S.S.R. by the "Jewish
route" taken by many Russian immigrants to Israel
--passing through Italy, Germany, and France - but
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (P) -
The Soviet Union yesterday attack-
ed "various kinds of partial agree-
ments" on the Middle East such
as the disengagement talks nego-
tiated by Secretary of State Henry
Without mentioning the United
States or Kissinger by name, So-
viet Ambassador Jacob Malik call-
ed the attention of the Security
Council to a warning by Soviet
Communist party chief L e n o i d
Brezhnev against any "replacing
of a general settlement."
A. U.S. DIPLOMAT told a re-
porter Malik's remarks reflected
Soviet "discomfort in not partici-
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