Vol LXXXIII, No. 63-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, August 16, 1973 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
ADAMANT ON TAPES:
Nixon repeats denials
WASHINGTON ( - President
Nixon appealed to the American
people last night to end "a backward
looking obsession" with the Water-
gate scandal and "get on with the
urgent business of our nation."
Denying again advance knowl-
edge of the bugging or participation
in the subsquent cover-up of the
Watergate break-in and bugging,
Nixon made an emotionally worded
plea "for your understanding" of
the way he handled the scandal he
said now saps confidence in his ad-
The speech came on the heels of a new
Gallup poll showing Nixon's popularity
has plunged to the lowest rating of any
president in 20 years.
IN A NATIONWIDE radio and televi-
sion address from his Oval Office, and in
an accompanying written statement, the
* Said some of his subordinates misled
him into believing that no one in the White
house or re-election committee was involv-
ed. He said he did not learn of the depth
of the scandal until last March 21 when
he received new information from since-
fired White House counsel John Dean.
* Accepted full responsibility for events
which "occurred tinder my administration,
v KEN FINK and in the campaign for my re-election,"
hut criticized Senate Watergate hearings
he said are trying to implicate "the Presi-
ampus and dent personally in the illegal activities that
d Grabb in took place."
" Promised to be more vigilant in in-
suring that abuses are not repeated while
declaring: "Let us not allow what a few
over-zealous people did in Watergate to tar
the reputations of the millions of Ameri-
cans who fought hard and clean for the
Ucandidtes of their choice in 1972."
* Contended that the attitude which
led to the scandal was born in "the ex-
tremes of violence and discord in the
1960s . ." He added that "no individual,
no group and no political party has a cor-
ner on the market on morality in Ameri-
* Said again he would not release tape
recordings of White House conversations
which could resolve contradictory Water-
gate statements. To do so, he said, would
shatter the confidentiality of presidential
conversations and "set a precedent that
See PRESIDENT, Page 10
Wild West in
ing beef -See Story.
What goes up.... must come down
Ann Arbor yesterday had a demonstration of one use for hot air, as this propane heated balloon floated over c
touched down near a sunflower patch just off State Rd. "We just go where the wind takes us," grinned pilot Davi
describing the free and easy art of ballooning.
By ALBERT FOXLER
Daily Science writer
Though weak stomachs may find it. re-
volting and University purists may call it
sacrilegious, the wolverine, symbol of
both the state and University, can be-used
as a beef substitute in these days of food
According to officials from the state
wildlife department, the small but vicious
little rodents make a pretty fair meal for
those hunters clever enough to catch them.
"PEOPLE ON farms have been eating
them for years," reports Larry*Dogman,
director of the wildlife department. "The
meat can be a little stringy, but with
hamburger at $1.50 a pound who can af-
ford to be choosy."
About two and one-half feet long with
brown hair and two yellow stripes running.
See WOLVERINE, Page 10
ortage got yo
Te mighty wolverine, Michigan's own answer to the cow and risi
prices, gobbles downan unidentified but undoubtedly tasty morsel,