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Friday, May 17, 1974


Page Three

Regents listen to film flak

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pleads guilty to
WASHINGTON ()-Former Atty. Gen.
Richard Kleindienst pleaded guilty to a
misdemeanor yesterday for refusing to
answer Senate questions about the ITT
case. He is the second cabinet member
in history to b; convicted.
Kleindienst faces at least a one-month
jail sentence and a minimum $100 fine,
although a suspended sentence could
spare his having to go behind bars.
U. S. District Judge George Hart pro-
mised to expedite sentencing. Klein-
dienst remains free pending Hart's de-
KLEINDIENST IS the highest ranking
member of the Nixon administration ac-
tually convicted during the post-Water-
gate prosecution, althotigh several other
administration and Nixon campaign of-
ficials have pleaded guilty or been con-
uicted by juries.
Tto other former Nixon cabinet mem-
bers, former Atty. Gen. and campaign
manager John Mitchell, and ex-Com-
merce Secretary and campaign fund
raiser Haturice Stans, were acquitted by
a federal jury in New York of perjury
and obstruction of justice charges. Mit-
chell still faces trial on Watergate cover-
op charges.
Kleindienst's plea to a misdemeanor
charge followed bargaining with the
Watergate special prosecutor's office
which had been probing his role in the
ITT case and his statements before the
Senate Judiciary Committee and the
Watergate grand jury.
ski, in a letter submitted with the infor-
mation filed against Kleindienst yester-
day said his investigation "has failed to
disclose any criminal conduct by Mr.

The Board of Regents yesterday heard
sharply critical comments from students
and faculty concerning administration-
proposed guidelines governing the type
of movies on-campus film societies may
The speakers assailed the proposal,
drafted by University President Robben
Fleming, for potentially endangering
academic freedom and curtailing stu-
dent-operated film groups.
Discussion yesterday, however, totich-
ed on much broader subjects than Flemt-
ing's recommendation that motion pic-
ture sponsors "exercise mature judg-
ment in offering films to the University
AMONG THE topics mentioned were:
* censorship in any form and its af-
fect on the University;
0 financial responsibility and account-
ibility of on-campus film societies; and
* the future of a Regents' ban on the
use of campus facilities by film organi-
zations due to go into effect at the end
of this month.
Under the administration recommnenda-
tion, any films not shown as part of a
specific eduvtional program must meet
certain staudards of matority not explic-
itly spelled out in the statement and
which Fletin subsequantly refused to
TIlE RE(;l-;TS h-e scheduled no
formal action on Fleming's proposal for
today's meeting, hot a decision could
still he made.
The most vehement criticism yester-
da caste from Senate Advisory Commit-
tee on University Affairs (SACUA) Pres-
ident and Philosophy Prof. Carl Cohen
who declared that formally adopting
"any policy regarding the content of
films shown on campus would damage
the spirit of openness the University has
cultivated and cherished."
Cohen added that he believes the fac-
ulty would disapprove of regulations
concerning the film groups' right to show
whatever movies they choose.
FLEMING'S relatively vague proposal
h a s, despite its apparent mildness,
"created anxiety and anger" among the
faculty because of an "implicit threat"
it carries, Cohen said.
English Prof. Marvin Felheim, chair-
man of the Film Resotirces Commitee
which coordinates the University's mo-
tion picture courses, voiced many of the
same views Cohen expressed, and said
"any film should be shown on campus."
Felheim also stressed the national re-
spect now accorded the University's stu-
dent-managed film groups but- warned a
move to regulate the organizations could
severely damage that image.
AGREEING with the faculty speakers,
Elliot Chikofsky of Student Government
Council commented that responsibility
for the film groups "must rest with the
students themselves."
Among the Regents, only Robert Brown
(lR-Kalamazoo) actively participated in
See REGENTS, Page 9

SPECIAL WATERGATE PROSECUTOR Leon Jaworski talks with reporters
outside U.$. District Court in Washington yesterday after former Attorney
General Richard Kleindienst pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge brought
by Jaworski. Kleindienst pleaded guilty to refusing to answer questions about
the ITT antitrust case.

Rodino denies Nixon appeal

for open
WASHINGTON (A) - President Nixon
asked yesterday that the House impeach-
ment hearings be opened to the public
immediately, but Judiciary Chairman
Peter Rodino (D-N.J.) refused.
The White House request followed the
disclosure by committee sources that
the President had once discussed eco-
nomic retaliation against the Washington
Post and a Democratic Party attorney.
Rodino said the hearings would be
opened as soon as possible, but would re-
main closed at least through next week.
THE PRESIDENT'S threat to cause
"damnable, damnable problems" for the
Post was edited out of the transcripts
given to the committee and made pub-
lic. But news of the omission broke after
panel members heard in a closed ses-
sion Wednesday the original tape of a
Sept. 15, 1972, meeting between Nixon,
ll. R. (Bob) Haldeman and John Dean.
Published reports on the matter
propmted the President, according to
his chief attorney, to "respectfully re-
quest that all further proceedings . . .
be conducted in open session so that
the American people can be fully in-
formed with regard to all the evidence
That was the language of a letter for-
warded to Rodino by White House coun-
sel James St. Clair.
"The experience of the three executive
sessions to date," the letter continued,
"demonstrates quite clearly that there is
no hope that the committee's rules of
confidentiality will be observed,"
RODINO REPLIED thast "iWe have
been conducting our hearings in a fair
and responsible maimer. I am not yet

Judiciary inquiry
ready to concede the members cannot and Attorney Edward Bennett Williams,
act responsibly." who then worked for the Democratic Na-
St. Clair asked also that the record of tional Committee in its litigation over
closed sessions to date be released to the the Watergate break-in.


pulc The selective leaking of infor-
mation," he wrote, "is prejudicing the
basic right of the President to an im-
partial inquiry." -
The White House confirmed that the
edited transcripts of the President's
Watergate conversations had omitted the
discussion of actions against the Post

A full transcript of the Sept. 15 tape,
prepared by the panels staff, disclosed
that Nixon supported attempts to frus-
trate the renewal of the federal licenses
for the Post's broadcast stations, and
also to tie up Williams for weeks
through FBI questioning.

A heritage ilves: Pizza
Bob's through the ages

Secondo tthree'parts
The Pizza Bob dynasty ended with a
vacation Bob and his wife Pizza Babe
took four summers ago:
Pizza Bob was an inveterate horse
race bettor. Because he only bet on
longshots, he would normally go four
or five weeks without winning anything,
and would then come home from the
track four days in a row brandishing
$1500 in fifty dollar bills.
HE SOMETIMES brought his fellow
workers on "field trips" to the races.
Once he brought Paul, a part-time pizza
man and a University senior in nuclear
physics, to the track for his first time.
Paul won $750 and went home mumbling,

"Where has this been all my life?"
Being the scientific type, Paul decided
to go about betting on the ponies in a
scientfic manner. He memorized approx-
imately 300 racing forms, absorbing a
history of every horse that was running
at the nation's tracks at the time.
Paul now owns a dozen horses at a
racetrack in Florida. lie lives in New
York, where he works part time for Con
Edison as a nuclear physicist. He re-
cently waggered $1010 on a horse that
came in 11 to one.
WHILE BOB and Babe were back east
visiting Babe's relatives, Bob went to
New York to visit Paul,
Bob and Paul decided to watch Paul's
horses run, so they flew down to Florida.

Before Bob set out to return to Mich-
igan, he left Paul with $100 to bet on
his favorite horse.
On the wvay huime, Bob stiffered a
heart attack. Ile was hospitalized, and
several days later was stricken with a
second, fatal heart attack.
BUT HIS last bet came in, 18 to one.
Pizza Bob's charm was not the only
factor that drew customers to his store.
Much of the restaurant's appeal ema-
nated from Babe.
Pizza Babe mixed the pizza dough. In
order to test whether a batch of dough
was properly mixed, she would throw a
handful of it at the ceiling. If the clump
stuck to the ceiling, the batch needed
more flour.
See PIZZA, Page 10

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