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Thursday, August 23, 1973


Page Three I

Ann Arbor kids offer

thoughts on
By JO MARCOTTY sli nine year old Lbri.
Daily Roving Reporter HER FRIEND Debbie
if kids in Ann Arbor are any reflection her and s'iid "I think he
of what the country thinks about Water- on purpose. And he sa
gate, the game is up for Richard Nixon. ait'wi n too, bit se didr
According to a lDaily poll of kids be- Nixon was described
tween the ages of five and eleven, the ma- wy os is derogatory
jyrit think that he knew about Watergate, a cheater, liar, storytelle
and they don't have a very high opinion of s'id ten year old Sandy
him otherwise either. Their understanding
"k ijust talks about lowering prices though iscomplete, is fa
and stuff, but he doesn't do anything," FIVE YEAR OLD C

5, 11
id t
y. Ki
er, R
r, "hb

"Watergite is what you watch on TV."
, agreed with And Peely, 6, said "that's where they
sed the prices talk about presidents and stuff on tele-
hat he'd stop vision."
But they all agreed that Watergate was
a variety of ia'ch too boring to watch. tori complain-
ids called him ed the it she had to watch it "Because ev-
"and besides," eryone else did. They all think it's so in-
se's ugly." teresting, but I don't."
f Watergate, The kids also recognized it as a sort of
accurate. contest, between Nixon and the Demo-
knew that crats, or in a few inaccurate cases, Mc-
DEB)IE, LORI and Sandy all agreed
th,,t "Ninn is trying to twin the Water-
_ , he can stay President. McGovern
" g ginst him, because he wants
''"le;d_,t tuou.''
b 10, ct'imed his mother told him
t 'rg'ste sis an apartment complex
ixn hvd some kind of meeting.
u -5teart, 11, had the definition down
"Wsterg'st That's where the Re-
's h'gps'd the Democratic head-
rters. They sty that's one reason why
wan the Presidencv."
A'THOUGII NIXON has done a lot of
things according to these kids, Lori
s's isle awise statement. "You can't blame
on Nixon."
Photos by
Ken Fink


Sandy Lori


r White House awyer: Nixon
U cim- beyond reach of subpoenas
U' crime WASHINGTrON(! - President Nixon's two lawyers, both recognized as authori- iproduced the disclosure that Nixon'
A University student was robbed of her I wyer argued yesterday that the Presi- ties on the Constitution, outline the is- of fices are i ired to record all his cone
lurse 'Tuesday night while playing piano dent is beyond the reach of a court order s'es of the historic confrontation between s't is.
at the Iaw Quad. According to police, compelling the production of White House th' executive and judicial branches of Cox and the Se'ite panel both aske
the womn was approached by a group tapes demanded by Watergate prosecu- government. for certain tapes and Nixon refused. Co
of seven youth who threatened tier with tors. Sirica said he will decide within a week then went to court, leading to yesterday'
a screwdriver and demanded she turn ( harles Wright said Nixon himself is whether to order production of the tape confrontation. The Senate committee als
over the handbag When she refused, they not above the law, but that, as President, r'cordings of presidential conversations has initiated court action to get the tape'
took the bag and fled. lie alone has the right to decide if the iith a number of figures involved in the REGARDLESS OF Sirica's decision, th


Funds intact
Funds earmarked for the University
were left intact by Governor William
Milliken as he signed into law the state's
appropriations for four year colleges and
universities. $88.32 million dollars will be
heading for the Ann Arbor campus-an
increase of somree $8.5 million from last
year's budget. The entire budget repre-
sented a 10.3 per cent increase over last
year. While the higher state funding was
applauded by University officials, it was
deemed not enough to prevent the mas-
sive 24 per cent tuition hike recently ap-
proved by the Regents.
Economic crime
We haven't seen any food riots yet, but
inflation seems to have kicked off a minor
crime wave. In Chicago yesterday, a beef
trucker woke up from a nap to find some
desperate consumer had removed $1200
worth of meat from his truck.
Happenings .. .
.. . the Center for the Continuing Edu-
cation of Women will hold a discussion on
the problems of an adult woman student
at 330 Thompson St. at 9:30 . . . the al-
ways popular "King of Hearts" will be
shown at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. in Aud. A,
Angell Hall . . . Hopper's "The Ameri-
can Dreamer" and Kubrick's "Paths of
Glory" will be shown at And. 3, 4 MLB
at 8:00 and'10:00 p.m. : . Shakespeare's
"As You Like It" will be presented at the
Mendelssohn Theatre at 8:00 p.m. The
Ann Arbor Civic Theater is sponsoring
the performance.
A2's weather
Today should be a carbon-copy of yes-
terday, Skies will be partly cloudy with
afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

national interest" requires that the tapes
le kept secret.
ARGUING TO the contrary, special
Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox as-
serted that the President has no special
right to reject a demand for evidence
'it -l to critminal prosecution.
In two hours of polite debate, U. S. Dis-
trict Court Judge John Sirica heard the

W'tirgate investigation.
PRIOR TO yesterday's oral confronta-
tion, the lawyers had submitted lengthy
briefs during the past weeks setting out
their positions.
T'le tapes in question concern nine pri-
vate conversations Nixon had with aides.
The conversations were referred to dur-
ing the Senate Watergate hearings, which

Community Center finds
new home on E. William

Spurned by Arbor St. residents who
didn't want them for neighbors, Drug
Help, Ozone House, Community Switch-
board and the Creative Arts Workshop
have nonetheless found new quarters at
621 E. William.
Their new home - once occupied by
the now-defunct Taylor Business Insti-
tute - is just a few doors down from
their present cramped offices at 603 E.
William, next to Mark's.
THE FOUR GROUPS had successfully.
completed negotiations for the purchase
of a house at 719 Arbor St. when the deal
was killed last veek by the city's Zoning
Board. The board refused to rezone the
house to office use after a number of Ar-
bor St. residents came to a Planning
Commission meeting with a petition pro-
testing the move on the grounds that the
move wouid create traffic problems and
lower property values.
According to a spokeswoman for the
four groups, Joey Schwartz, the move
will give them more- space. - although

not as much as the house on Arbor St.
would have provided. Leased for two
years at $800 a month, Schwartz said the
four organizations will be moving into
the second and third floors of the build-
ing by the end of the month.
While Drug Help handles drug crisis
situations, Ozone helps runaways by pro-
viding temporary housing, counseling and,
when necessary, placement in foster
homes. The switchboard handles referrals
of all kinds.
BURNED OUT of the Fisher Cadillac
Building on Washington St. by an arsonist
last December, the community services
agencies have had a long history of wan-
dering from storefront to storefront in
search of a home.
Ozone and Drug Help have travelled to-
gether since the winter of 1970, when they
first joined forces in a storefront on S.
State St. For a time they operated out of
a minister's living room, then spent a
year in a house on Liberty St. before
moving to the Fisher Building, which they
shared with the People's Ballroom, the
Tribal Network, and the free clinic.

question is certain to be appealed ulti-
mately to the Supremne Court which has
never ruled on the bounds of a President's
cl-im of executive privilege.
"We do not contend for a moment that
Ifichard Nixon is above the law, Wright
declred to Sirica and a costrtroom tacked
with some 200 hushed spectators and
scores of newsmen.
Ite went on to note that the Constitution
confers upon the President certain powers
and added: "These do not put the man
above the law. But they do limit the extent
to which the l'w can make its force felt
against the man who holds that office."
WRIGHT SAID the tapes contain "na-
tional security material so highly sensi-
tive that he (Nixon) does not feel free to
hint even to me what it is."
In reply, Cox said that Nixon's "duty
to produce evidence is a firm leg-t duty
and insol -es no judgment on his psrt."
He reached back to the 36th century to
quote an opinion cited to England's King
James that "the King ought not to be
under any man but he is under God and
the law."
EACH SIDE argied th't the decision
will have widespread impact on future
cases. Cox said thit denving the tapes
to the Watergate grand j'trv would au-
thorize any department head in the execu-
tive branch to deny demands for confi-
d"l l information.
He cited court rulings which have com-
pelled the production of documents from
others in the executive Branch.
On the other hand, Wright argued that
requiring production of the tapes would
encourage future demands for confidential
White House documents and would cause
the 400 other federal district judges to
compel their production.
THE RESULT, said Wright, would be
gross violation. of the confidentiality of
Presidential communications.

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