Vol. LXXXIV No. 24-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, June 11, 1974 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
President says no to
orders for evidence
Refuses to honor House subpoena
WASHINGTON W - President
Nixon stood fast against the House
Judiciary Committee and two fed-
eral courts yesterday with further
refusals to surrender Watergate
The President, who left Wash-
ington early in the day for a tour
of the Mideast, rejected the Im-
peachment panel's subpoena of 45
moretapes. "Since it is clear that
the committee will not draw..
- a line, I have done so," he said.
NIXON WROTE Chairman Peter Ro-
- 5 dino (D-N.J.) that he was acting to pre-
± t vent the presidency from becoming
"henceforth and forevermore subser-
vient " to Congress.
House Speaker Carl Albert (D-Okla.)
called Nixon's response "outside the
bounds of reason." And a senior Repub-
dlicanmember of the committee said he
A would seek y resolution the support of
the full House for the tapes request.
At the federal courthouse, the Presi-
dent again refused through his attorney
i to let District Judge Gerhard Gesell
decide what White House materials may
. e used by former aide John Ehrlich-
man for his defense in the plumbers
THE PRESIDENT was adamant, too,
Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB in another court. He told Judge John
VICTORIOUS school board candidates Wendy Barhydt (left), Peter Wright and Tanya Israel celebrate their victory yes- Sirica by letter that he objected to turn-
terday at Pioneer High school, where votes were tabulated for the school board election as well as the school and city ing over a portion of a tape recording
See PRESIDENT, Page 10
millage proposals. Voters gave all three winning candidates more than 6,000 votes, but defeated both millages soundly.
Barhydt, Wright, Israel capture
board seats; school millage fails
By JEFF SORENSEN
and REBECCA WARNER
Republican-backed candidates Wendy
Barhydt and Peter Wright won election
to the city's Board of Education yester-
day, along with liberal-endorsed Tanya
Meanwhile, a proposed 1.3 mill prop-
erty tax increase to cover certain public
school costs took a sound beating from
voters. The millage, which would have
been levied over a five-year period, was
defeated by more than 1,800 votes.
THE VICTORIES by Barhydt, Wright,
and Israel bring board membership to
a 6-3 conservative to liberal balance,
since they replace three conservatives
who did not seek re-election.
"I am delighted," said Barhydt, who
led the field with 6,913 votes. "I am
more happy for the people who have
put in a lot of time in the past two
years." Barhydt ran unsuccessfully for
school board last year.
SHE INTERPRETED her victory as a
sign voters agree that "we've got to
teach the basic skills," and that "disci-
pline is important."
Wright stressed the issue of curricu-
lum standardization in accounting for
his 6,673-vote finish. He said the vote
demonstrates that "there are people who
at least this is my hope."
IN UNOFFICIAL totals including ab-
sentee ballots compiled at Pioneer High
School last night, the candidates lined
up as follows: Barhydt, 6,913; Wright,
6,673; Israel, 6,027; Stanley Bielby, 5,361;
Willie Simpson, 5,011; E. Stevens Binder,
Voters defeat city tax request
See story, Page 3
ing inflation costs, maintenance, and
creation of curriculum co-ordinator and
attendance counselor positions.
DURING THE campaign, conservative
candidates called for increased central-
ization of curriculum control, while lib-
erals and radicals termed coordination
a route to unnecessary rigidity.
However, the majority of the candi-
dates supported passage of the mill
+he election drew more than 16,(00
votes, 3,000 more than turned out last
year. Typically, voting was sparse in
the student-dominated First and Second
Human Rights Party (HR P) candidate
Astrid Beck, who received 2,446 votes,
said the party "ran a strong campaign,"
but commented, "It becomes evident
to me that the liberals in this town
aren't going to win elections until they
See CONSERVATIVES, Page 10
support our position" of "putting some
structure back in the school system."
Israel, who was endorsed by a coali-
tion of Democrats known as the "liberal
caucus," garnered 6,027 votes. She ex-
pressed "extreme , disappointment" at
the defeat of the school millage propo-
sal, but predicted, "This will be a more
open, more cooperative kind of board,
2,963; George Kolasa, 2,691; Astrid Beck,
2,446; William Cash, 1,787; Manfred
Schmidt 1,304 and Larry Mann, 304.,
Elliot Chikofsky, who withdrew his
candidacy too late to remove his name
from the ballot, received 337 votes.
The milage was proposed to cover
"operating expenses" of the city's
schools over the next five years-includ-