Sunday, January 30, 1977
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, January 30, 1977 THE MICHiGAN DAILY Page Seven
First space shuttle
City man defends
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should judge Nixon's actions.
looking at the context of the
(Continued from Page 1) root wingspan woild clear all time when he was president and.
taxi tests, then, go aloft for bstacles, and once wi h a simu- the sitla ion he was in."
"captive" flight trials. laed 110-ton load to check for For the past two and one half
THE FIRST piloted flight in weak spots in the road. years, Johnson has contributed
which the orbiter will be re The first tests with the un to the Fund because he be'ieves
leased from the carrier plane piloted orbiter atop the jumbo that Nixon's accomplishments
to swoop down for a landing is jet are "just to see how the 747 far outweigh any wrongdoings.
set for July 22. handles-with that big glob on He considers the impounding
Tomorrow's big moving job the top," said Donald Slayton, kof a president's papers upon
was contractedtota LostA- veteran NASA astronaut wno is ;that chief executive's departure
geles firm that in the past has in charge of the approach and from office a dangerous pre-
hauled such loads as anti-pol- landing tests. cedent:
lution units for a copper mine Most of the tests will be run "If impounding continues,
tank Arfo the Saurn cket used with a cone in place over the presidents will begin keeping
anyfor .hSaun c e useoth o giant rocke' nozzles that extead two sets of books, so to speak,"
o i a d.s olaunches. Botheo from the tail of the fuselage. he said. "Anything confidential
those . o a d s outweighed the The shield was designed, said will be kept out of files. This
shut le Slayton, because of predictions would make it hard for a suc-
The tractor and several does that without it the craft would cessor to take over." Johnson
have a total of 90 wheels tos buffet in the wind and make said the Fund can be helped in
carry theweight. The transpor- the jumbo jet unstable. I this respect since its sole prior-
tation equipment has previously
gone over the route twice-once
to make sure the orbiter's ;8- . F1 1 a9 1 dgI n~1 t e iV P
1 ity is raising money for legal
expenses for court bat les, which
include the current Sipreme
Court case in which Nixon is
fighting the commercial re-
lease of White House tapes.
followed by Henry Kissinger,
Bet y Ford, and Gerald Ford.
"The respect for him is ab-
soluitely amazing . . the media
is what weakens his image,"
stated Johnson. "The press,
WHEN THE Fund was organ- television especially, builds up
ized, Korff was active in solicit- public figures to near godlike.
ing public donations and did so images and then tears them
from roughly 6,000 contributors. down. It seems like a grand
Johnson, however, intends to plan to find fault.
follow Nixon's advice to keep
the Fund at -a "low profile" PEOPLE IN publc life end
accep ing money without public up developing a public person-
appeals. a'ity and they can't possibly live
In justifying his Nixon sup- up to expectations. Nixon is a
port, Johnson cited a National plain human being, but the
Campus Poll appearing last fall American people haven't been
in the National Observer. It; allowed to identify with him.
said, according to Johnson, that The same thing is happening
among the 74 percent of re- with Jimny Carter," Johnson
spondents who indicated admir- maintained.
at'on for a public figure, Nixon Johnson believes that the
hdds the number one position, media is also responsible for
were on the verge of anarcnly,"
Nixon acknowledged to John-
son the frustration of having
top strategy and plans revealed
to the newspapers. He did not
speak specifically about his fu-
ture plans, but did say he hopes;
to travel and help where he can
to achieve world peace.
Johnson urges the American
people to re-evaluate Nixon.
"Since Socrates, so many peo-
ple that did so much good for
the world have been perse-
cuted,"' he stated. "It is hard
to imagine what it is they have
done so wrong."
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time and other problems. The
suggestion was "not in the form
of a blanket request," Powell
Carter also said he might
urge the businesses to shift
from natural gas to using oil or
- coal during the gas shortage.
Powell said Carter's chief en-
ergy adviser, James Svhlesin-
ger. had reported, that a "sig-
nificant amount of fuel,' par-
ticularly natural gas, nas been
located and could "have a sig-
nificant impact" on alleviating
the energy shortages.
THE SPOKESMAN said there
is an excess of natural gas in
storage in the West, but it can-
not legally be moved into inter-
sVate pipelines to needy areas
elsewhere without the emer-
gency legislation that Carter is
seeking from Congress.
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organized, and I see many prac-
tical problems. Someone has to
donate the time."
Not all students agree with
the idea of a coffee boycott.-
Steve Smith argues that produc-
tion costs may have increased,,
justifying a price hike.
ANOTHER STUDENT, Gigi
E-Bayoumi sides with the Bra-
zilian workers. "I'm not sup-
porting the boycott because it
will affect the Brazilian work-
ing class and already they are
in bad shape, living at a sub-
sistance level " she said. "The
companies are buying coffee at
dirt chean prices and selling it
to Americans at high prices.
Who suffers? The Americans
a-d Brazilian workers."
Herb Hames, German Teach-
ing Fellow, cited friends of his
who had recently been in Brazil
say "coffee is just as expensive
in Brazil." As a supporter of
the boycott, he won't buy it at
home but added, "I do drink it
at work because it costs only
For hardcore coffee drinkers,
there are a few alternatives
available to ease the economic
burden. Student Mike Krzys is
cut ing back on the number of
cups of coffee he drinks in res-
taurants, since they have start-
ed charging by the cup. Otners,
in lieu of abanidoning coffee al-
together, have switched to
SINCE THE boycott began,
local student supported markets
have suffered a significant drop
in coffee sales. Sgt. Pepper's
General Store has "hardly been
selling any coffee-people have
been buying tea instead.' An-
other Ann Arbor grocer ad-
mits to a drastic drop of 50 per
cent in their sales.
On the other hand, coffee
sales in major off-campus su-
permarkets, such as Chathain
and A&P, have shown little
With the e v e r increasing
wholesale price, some stores
refuse to even s'ock ground
coffee. K&S Food Market states,
"If we did we would ,be losing
People's Food Co-op al 39 re-
fuses to stock coffee, though
not because of the price. Their
reasoning is "coffee is un-
healthy for the body and es-
pecially the nervous system."
Instead, they advocate Pero, an
instant beverage powder with a
taste similar to coffee, as an
alternative to the caffeine-in-
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giving the public a poor image
of K o r f f, his predecessor.
"Korff happens to be a very in-
teresting man. He's so dedi-
cated to principals thathedhas
defended Nixon even though he
didn't vote for him in either
election," said Johnson.
In a November visit to San
Clemente, Johnson urged Nixon
to communicate with Americans
so they could better identify
"I TOLD HIM that in his
book and television appearances
with David Frost he should ex-
plain to the people the context
of the times in which he foand
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there was rioting in the streets,
on the campuses, and even in
front of the White House. We
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