Friday, June 21, 1974
THE M4OHGAN DAILY
Caracas sea law conference opens
CARACAS (4' - The biggest interna-
tional conference in history opened in
Venezuela yesterday to seek a global
treaty for use of the oceans, and the
United States declared readiness to ex-
tend its territorial sea limits.
President Carlos Andres Perez of oil-
rich Venezuela, attacked the United
Nations and other global bodies in the
opening speech to delegates here under
auspices of the world body.
"WE DENOUNCE, frankly and not
diplomatically, the fact that until now
all these organs have acted more in the
service of powerful interests than' in
service to humanity," said Perez.
United Nations Secretary-General Kurt
Waldhein also addressed the gala in-
augural session of the Third U. N. Con-
ference on the Law of the Sea.
Waldheim called for a "new balance"
in treaty negotiations "which enables us
to exploit the riches of the sea while
preserving the interests of all."
"I' IS my profound conviction that
.this conference must succeed, for we
must not replace old quarrels on land by
new quarrels at sea," he said.
Five thousand delegates and official
observers from all but two nations of
the world gathered in a new skyscraper
complex in the heart of this nil-rich csp-
ital for nearly three months of work.
Only Taiwan and North Vietnam were
not represented on opening day. Taiwan
was not invited and the North Vietna-
mese refused to attend because the-Pro-
visional Government of South Vietnam
was not invited.
SHORTLY before the conference of-
ficially opened, chief U. S. delegate John
Stevenson told a news conference that
the U. S. government was ready to
abolish its traditional three-mile coast-
al limits in favor of an international
system of 12 miles.
He said the United States would also-
agree to a limit beyond that where in-
dividual nations could claim control
"over living and nonliving resources,"
but where ships could pass freely. Amer-
ica would be "flexible" in determining
the breadth of the second zone, he said,
Stevenson stressed that the United
States would agree to these extensions
only as part of an international agree-
"We are here to make law for smaw's
future in the oceans," Stevenson said,
"The alternative to law is chaos and, in
international society, chaos has tan often
led to war."
lift ban on
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Elexis, a three-day-old Siberian tiger cub, tries to squirm out of a cod liver oil feeding and loses the battle. After
a spoonful of the oil, lower left, Elexis shows his opinion of the proceedings, which of course is for his own good. T#
cub was born at the Warner Bros. Jungle Habitat in West Milford, New Jersey.
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By BARBARA CORNELL Taylor was unaware of the charges she was being investigated
Washtenaw County Commissioner Eliz- against her until she read a newspaper should know better than anyo
abeth Taylor's refusal to pay federal in- account. She still does not know the ex- ther she has done anything m
come tax to protest United States in- act charges nor their implication. Taylor sot."
volvement in Indochina caused the Inter- says she will "just see the way things Taylor is basing her defense
nal Revenue Service to file criminal turn out." First Amendment guarantee
charges against her Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the Detroit office speech and free exercise of rel
Taylor is accused of "filing false and of the IRS, where the charges were have no questien that they're
fraudulent information to her employ- pressed, says it is not unusual that Tay- have a hard time proving the c
ers" on her 1973 income tax statement for was among the last to find out about she said.
-a felony carrying penalties of $1,000 the accusations. She added that ,her princip
fine and two years in jail. "WE DON'T have to notify the indi- sound "corny" but "it is the sa
THE 30 - YEAR- OLD commissioner, vidual if we are going to press charges," of corn as 'Congress shall have
who is challenging incumbent Perry Bul- she said, adding, "Miss Taylor knew to declare war."'
By GORDON ATCI'lESON
The Board of Regents yest rdv her
more criticism of a ban on the we of
University facilities by tudenit film
groups that is due to go iito effect at
the end of the month.
At the public hetring se ssio, the-
board also discussed administrnlive re-
vision of the medical center and - pro-
posed rent increase for married stu-
dent housing operated by the Univer-
THE BAN ON facilities was originally
approved by the Regents two months
ago, although implementation has been
delayed. It was enacted pending a re-
port from the administration on how the
financial accottntability of film groups
coukl be increased.
Speaking to the board yesterday Stu-
dent Government Council member Elliot
Chikofsky and English Prof. Marvin
Felheim declared that unless the baa
is removed immediately, the on-campus
film groups would encounter difficulty
in booking movies for the fall term.
Felheim, who co-ordinates the Univer-
sity film courses, pointed out that many
of the cinema classes depend heavily on
movies shown by the student groups and
taking would be damaged by the ban, if it is
he rake continued.
THE REGENTS indicated yesterday
that the ban might be partially lifted to.
allow films for academic courses to be
booked for the upcoming term. Both
ESFelheim and Chikofaky asked that the
ILban be lifted entirely.
o was to receive the admi-
istration's report on financial control of
the film groups this month, but the pre-
posal was delayed when certain legal
problems arose with the draft document,
according to Regent Robert Brown (R-
and she A proposed reorganization of the medi-
)ne whe- cal center, which would eliminate that
wrong or unit an an administrative entity, also
came before the Regents.
e on the THE MEASURE would give jorisdic-
of free tien on administrative matters related w
igion. " the medical school or the School 4.
going to Nursing directly to those divisions. The
harges," hospital would be administered by an ex-
les may . Currently all three are run under the
ame kind jomnt title of the University Medical Cex-
the right ter, but many administrators feel the
See SPEAKERS, Page 12
lard (Di-Ann Arbor) for state represen-
tative in the August primary, filed a W-4
form with the University claiming 12 de-
pendents and one with the county claim-
She said the dependents are people liv-
ing in Indochina who "are dependent on
me not to- buy the bombs that are killing
them and, in that way, they are my
Taylor claims that the statement was
neither false nor fraudulent because she
is permitted to declare the number of
dependents she thinks she is entitled to
and because she has "told everyone and
his brother" why -she did it.
FRAUD IMPLIES intent to deceive
and I've never tried to deceive anyone,"
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troups slm 'U, controls
By DAVID W MITING the major topics of discussion. -no forced auditing; and
Sixteen student organizations met yes- Among the groups represented were -the Student Auditor's Office either
terday to debate tactics for combating Friends of Newsreel, the New World "dismantled completely," or made a
the University's proposed fiscal account- Film Co-op, the Progressive People's voluntary service for organizations.
ing of their funds. League, the Gay Liberation Front, the DALLAS KENNEY of New World Film
The meeting's participants called for Revolutionary Student Brigade, Lawyers Co-op claimed that by using facilities
all student organizations to "fight for for Rent Control, and the Zenta Wizards off campus, his group was saving 60 per
financial independence from University Society. cent in rents.
control" and stressed the need for a Organizations present decided to de- In a prepared statement the Gay Lib-
unified effort in "the battle." mand: eration Front (GLF) charged that Stu-
THE NEED to prevent "forced audit- -the abolition of the Student Organiza- dent Government Council's decision to
ing" of student organizations by the Uni- tions Board; put the student film group Friends of
versity and a scheduled July 1 freeze on -a "roll back" of rates the University Newsreel on probation was "a direct
film groups. use of University halls were charges students for hall rentals; attack on their political nature."