Vol. LXXXIII, No. 42-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, July 18, 1973 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Nixon refuses to give
committee taped talks
Executive privilege doctrine cited
WASHINGTON 1--President Nix-
on rekindled the dispute over execu-
tive privilege yesterday by refusing
to provide the Senate Watergate
committee access to tape recordings
of presidential conversations.
Meanwhile, the committee sought
testimony from Secret Service of-
ficials in connection with Monday's
disclosure that all of Nixon's White
House meetings and official tele-
phone conversations since April
1971 have been tape recorded.
11UT NIXON ordered Secretary of the
Treasury George Shultz that no Secret
Servicemen be allowed to testify about
White House duties or observations.
In addition White House Press Secretary
Ronald Ziegler told newsmen that the
newly discovered tapes would be put in
the same category as presidential papers.
Nixon has alreadv said the committee
can't have those for reasons' of executive
privil-ge growing ot of constitutional pro-
vision for separation of the three branches
The tapes presumably could prove or
disprove allegations made before the com-
mittee by osted White lotse counsel
John Dean. He testified the President
knew of and participated in the attempted
cover-up of the Watergate scandal.
DEAN BASED his allegations on his
accounts of meetings he had with Nixon
in his White House office. Reportedly
those meetings routinely would have been
After the rebuffs, the committee de-
cided in closed session to ask the White
House who has the tapes, who has had
acress to them, sod bow the committee
can' get them.
Chairman Sam Ervin (1)-N.C.) said the
committee is still "desirous of adjusting
this matter on a basis as amicable as
possible with the White House," and
voiced no public threat of court action
if the tapes and papers are not produced.
ON ANOTHER front, it was learned
yesterday that special prosecutor Archi-
bald Cox also plans to ask for the presi-
See PRESIDENT, Page 10
Relief just a
Daily Photo by TERRY McCARTHY
LARRY CORELL AND HIS DAUGHTERS Robin and Barbara sit in the shade of the Art Fair awning. They are the first
three of the 80,000 visitors expected at the fairs.
Ann Arbor Art Fair returIs
today thousands expected
The art fair cometh.
For the fourteenth time in as many
years, swarms of artists-250 in all-
will desert studios, garrets, workshops,
and cellars, gather up whatever it is
that they do best and seize control of
Ann Arbor's streets.
SPECIFICALLY, the ranks of the
talented from 30 states, Canada and
England will descend upon East and
South University Sts. today for the Ann-
Arbor Street Art Fair and remain until
the fair closes on Saturday.
Weavers, glassblowers, potters and
painters-many will be demonstrating
their work. Virtually every art medium
will be represented at the fair.
One hundred thousand people are ex-
pec'ted to arrive over the five day show
to stroll through the booths, listen to
music and maybe bring home a sou-
MORE THAN ONCE hailed as the
best fair in the state, the Ann Arbor
Street Art Fair attracts visitors from
distant parts of the country as well.
Many return year after year because of
the festival atmosphere and excite-
The fair began almost spontaneously
in 1959 -with nothing more than ropes
strung between parking meters and
145 artists. Despite its disorganization,
this- early fair embodied many of the
gm lities which have continued to dis-
tinguish the present fair.
It provided a chance for the public
to view and buy original works from
professional and amateur artists. Even
then its emphasis was largely educa-
tional with demonstrations playing a
BY 1963 the fair had almost outgrown'
itself when 363 artists tried to squeeze
into the available space. A decision had
to be made. Would the fair grow in size
or quality? The governing committee
decided to limit the size of the fair,
nd maintain a high quality of art
The 1965 fair was the first juried fair.
Each April a committee of at least
eight persons views the slides of nearly
1000 applicants. This committee has
the difficult job of narrowing down the
number of participating artists to 250.
The hours of the fair are from 9
a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on