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THE SUMMER DAILY

Friday, Jury 27, 1973

THE SUMMER DAILY Friday, July 27, 1973

Nixon sued by Senate

did, however, produce two of the
documents Cox's subpoena asked.
Cox immediately asked for a
court order requiring Nixon's
compliance with the subpoena
'and Sirica gave the White House
until Aug. 7 to respond.
ay prOtE
"Boys in i
SC outinued from Pa e :3)
the choice of leaving or staying.
Nearly all viewers remained.
Although police would not com-
ment, many in the audience sus-
pected that the threat was called
in by the gays as another dis-
ruptive tactic. No search of the
premises was made.
NEW WORLD and New Morning
film co-ops made an agreement
with gay people from the city not
to show The Boys in the Band.
According to Kevorkian, the Ann
Arbor Film Co-op agreed also
Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
business manager Duane Mrohs
maintains, "I said that I would
not book it again." When Mrohs
last talked to the gay people, he
says he had already booked the
film for its current showing.
Mrohs agrees with the gays
that the film presents stereotypes
and is "dated." The choice, how-
ever, to show The Boys in the
Band or a similar film is up to
the film co-op's selection com-
mittee.

SEN. SAM ERVIN (D-N.C.),
chairman of the Senate Water-
gate committee, read Nixon's
letter to hit at the opening of
the day's nationally televised
hearings. In the letter, Nixon
said he would not surrender his
s ors stop
fhe Band'
CITING problems of censorship,
Mrohs says, "If we don't show
the film; we'd be denying the
public access .to it." He compar-
ed the situation to removing a
book from a library shelf so that
the public could not read it.
Mrohs continued, "These den-
onstrators are not representative
of the gay community. We're in
a very difficult position when just
a few people want to deprive the
general public of seeing a
movie."
Instead of not showing such a
controversial film in the future,
Mrohs says the cooperative
might allow speakers to explain
opposition -to a particul-r film
before its showing.
DEMONSTRATORS returned
before the film's second showing
to give a short, peaceful rap on
behalf of the film co-op. "Every-
thing inherent in this movie are
things we learned when younger
and had to suffer for," said Ste-
phen Miller to the receptive au-
dience.

tapes but would produce some
documents if the committee
would be very specific about
what documents it wanted.
"We are not clairvoyant," he
said. "You can't identify a docu-
ment you've never seen."
THE COMMITTEE vice chair-
man, Sen. Howard Baker (R-
Tenn.), then proposed that the
committee take the President to
court and the motion was adopted
unanimously.
"The chair recognizes that
there is no precedent for litiga-
tion of this nature," Ervin said.
"I think this litigation is essen-
tial if we are to determine
whether the President is above
the law, and whether the Presi-
dent is immune from the duties
and responsibilities of this kind
that evolve upon all the other
mortals that dwell in this land.'
At issue are Nixon's canten-
tention that executive privilege
and the doctrine of separation of
powers permit him to withhold
the tapes and documents, and the
committee's insistene that its
charter from the Senate permits
it to subpoena White House ma-
terial relevant to the Watergate
investigation.
IN A WHITE House briefing,
Charles Wright, an attorney for
Nixon, told newsmen the Presi-
dent was prepared to turn over
documents that deal strictly with
political matters or that do not
threaten the confidentiality of his
relations with advisers.
Deputy White House Press Sec-
retary Gerald Warren told news-
men earlier that Nixon "would
abide by a definitive decision of
the highest court."

"The President is very confi-
dent of his constitutional position
as outlined in the letters," Warren
said. "The President fully ex-
pects his position to be upheld in
the courts."
THIS WAS Nixon's strongest
statement of his position on a
Supreme Court ruling.
But by saying Nixon would
abide by a "definitive decision,"
Warren apparently was stoppinsg
short sif promising Nixon would
abide by any decision, regardless
of what it was.
Wright suggested that should a
Supreme Court ruling fail to deal
fully with the constitutional ques-
tion of separation of powers, the
President might feel justified in
continuing to challenge the sub-
poenas. Wright said the Supreme
Court sometimes issued rulins
that are less than definitive.
IN THE MEANTIME, the Sr-
iate Watergate committee con-
tinued its hearings with Ehrlich-
man in the witness chair for the
third straight day.
Ehrlichman also defended Nix-
on's decision not to turn over the
tapes and documents.

,Cox
"Were I sittisg in the White
Hosse" he said, "my instinctive
reaction would be to preserve
the institution of the presidency
intact."
IN OTHER Watergate - related
developments:
. Common Cause, the self-
styled citizen's lobby, asked a
federal judge to make public im-
mediately records of more than
$20 million us secret contributians
to Nixon's re-election campaign.
A federal judge had given the
campaign finance committee tn-
til Sept. 28 to file a report with
the clerk of the House. Common
Cause argued that since the
judge already has ruled for dis-
closure, it should be tnade now.
* The House Armed Service.
Committee voted 23 to 9 to post-
pone action on a moe to have
Watergate conspirator G. G w-
don liddy cited for contempt of
Congress. Last Friday, Liddy ri
fused to be sworn in at an ap-
pearance before the citmmttee.
Several members of tie comttit-
tee asked the postpo.imcnent to
give tite to review the tr-s
script of the incident.

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SATURDAY: Francois Truffaut's SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER
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presents
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beginning TONIGHT, JULY 27 with
BRIAN DONLEVY in
THE GREAT McGNTY
In the trade they call them "sleepers" these pictures which came drift-
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it is "The Great McGinty" . . . Ladies and gentlemen of this fair me-
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-N.Y. Times, 1940
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