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Wednesday, August 7, 1974


Page Three

Wednesday, August 7, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

House GOP leader Rhodes backs
impeachment; Nixon vows to fight
WASHINGTON iPl)-Republican Leader Then the Arizona Republican declared Sen. John Tower of Texas, chairman tion, finally said, "He does not intend
John Rhodes yesterday joined the swell- he would vote "aye" on Article I, which' of the Senate Republican Policy Com- to resign."
ing ranks of House members announcing charges Nixon with obstruction of jus- mittee and a staunch Nixon man, said, Warren confirmed that during a week-
they would vote to impeach President tice in the Watergate case. "It is my guess that the majority senti- end impeachment strategy session, Nixon
Nixon. But the embattled President was Rhodes did not join other House Re- ment among Republican senators is that had discussed the possibility of resigna-
described as determined to fight to re- publicans in flatly calling on Nixon to he should retire from office." tion.
main in office. resign. Tower made the comment after the
As the top Republican in the House, regular weekly luncheon of GOP sena- "OBVIOUSLY, the President did not
Rhodes becomes the most significant "I FEET, that if at any time he feels tors. choose that course," Warren said.
defector from the ranks of Nixon de- that he is unable to govern or to fulfill The press aide also said that during
fenders. his duties as President of the United AT THE White House, Nixon met with the Cabinet meeting Nixon told Ford

"NO PERSON, whether he be rich or
poor . . . citizen or President is above
the law," Rhodes told a news con-
ference. "Cover-up of criminal activity
and misuse of federal agencies cannot
be condoned or tolerated."

States that he will take appropriate
action himself," he said.
But the White House was being bom-
barded with recommendations from
Capitol Hill that Nixon step aside and
permit Vice President Gerald Ford to
succeed to the presidency.

his full Cabinet and after the 90-minute
session was quoted as saying he "in-
tends to stay on and allow the Con-
stitution to be the overriding factor."
Deputy Press Secretary Gerald War-
ren, pressed by newsmen for a state-
ment flatly ruling out a Nixon resigna-

that "he fully understands and agreed
with" the vice president's decision to
suspend further public discussion of the
impeachment controversy.
Despite the show of deternination at
the White House, it was clear by midday
See RHODES, Page 9

Bullard, Eckstein win state
representative, senate bids

McClary w*ins
primary, Elden
nominated in
judgeship race
15th District Court Judge Sandorf El-
den, a conservative, won renomination
in yesterday's primary election and will
be joined on the November election bol-
lot by three liberal candidates.
Elden, who is best known for over-
turning the city's original $5 marijuana
law in September 1972, will face Donald
Koster, a very liberal local attorney.
VYING FOR a second judgeship in the
district will be Washtenaw County Pub-
lic Defender George Alexander and Ann
Arbor lawyer Shirley Burgoyne who de-
feated three other candidates in the
In yesterday's primary University stu-
dent Kathy McClary defeated fellow
Democrat David Copi for the 15th Dis-
trict County Commissioners slot in No-
vember. She nearly doubled her op-
ponents vote total in the liberal, Ann
Arbor district.
Elden garnered over 3,600 votes to
2,450 for Koster. The third candidate in
the race, Peter Collins, received just
over 1,500 tallies.
The contest for the newly created
judgeship in the 15th District drew a
larger field of candidates-five-of whom
See ELDEN, Page 8

Incumbent State Representative Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) fought off his
sole challenger in yesterday's Demo-
cratic Party primary election.
In the 18th District State Senate race,
economics professor Peter Eckstein won
a decisive victory over his three op-
ponents according to early returns.
Bullard, first elected to the Ilouse
from the 53rd District two years ago, de
feated Washtenaw County Commissioner
Elizabeth Taylor by a significant margin.
With nearly two-thtirds of all precincts
reporting, Bullard led T Iaylor by about
20 per cent across Ann Arbor, which
forms a bulk of the district. Bullard
received 3,188 votes to 2,240 for Taylor.
"PEOPLE understaind I've been sup-
porting change nns issues tey feel need
to be considered, "BnTird said in claim-
ing victory. He termed is winning mar-
gint "a sweep.
By winning last night, Bhullard will de-
fend his seat in the November general
elections against Repitblicain Rae Weaver
and 11i m a n Rights Pairty candidate
Robert Alexander.
Throughout the primary ciMliaga
both Bullard and Taylor stressed their
liberal-radical credentials, and foicused
the race on the legislative eflectiveness
of the incimtbent.
TAYLOR claimed illard is not taken
seriously by other Lansing legislators
and thus cannot effectively represent
his constituents. Nonetheless, T a y 1 o r
added she would probably not vote much
differently than Bullard.
'h.e 30-year-old Bullard, a local attor-
ney, was content to run on his record
w h i c h includes introducing legislatiia
that would have legalized marijuana,
decreaised piolice powers, and de-emphir-
sized victimoless crimes. But those mea
ores were all killed in the House.
After conceding defeat last night, lay-
lor said she doubted she would support
Bullard in his fall re-election campaign.
"We put up a good fight and it wa
fun," Taylor said. "You win some, you
lose some."
The often controversial Billard has
made a number of enemies during his
two-year stint in the Ihoise-many of
them among local Democrats -which in
part accounted for the primary opposi-
tion he faced.
HOWEVER, Bullard ran a better fi-
nanced and more visible campaign than
See BULLARD, Page 8

UNiVERSIT Y GLASS BLOWER Dave Myers displays his skill in his shop in
the Chemistry building. Myers has been blowing glass at the same shop for
20 years and although he admits some of the novelty of his trade has worn
off, he says he is not sorry that glass blowing is his trade.

Glassblower practices craft

For most people, glass blowing is a
spectator sport, for some people it is a
hobby, for a few people it is an art, but
for Dave Meyers, it is a profession.
Meyers, one of the two official glass
blowers for the University, has worked
at perfecting his skill in a dingy glass-
cluttered shop in the- Chemistry Build-
ing for the past 20 years.
HIS UNUSUAL career began as a
"fascination" some 35 years ago when he
was working with the Dupont Com-
"After a few years of practicing on my
own, they done upped and hired me,"
the white-haired and reserved-looking
Meyers says. Admitting that much of
the fascination has worn off, he never-
theless asserts, "I've never been sorry a
day in my life that I do it."

Working mostly with diagrams from
various research departments, he spends
most of his day altering or repairing
pieces of glassware used in scientific ex-
periments. He likens his job to a me-
chanic because just as a mechanic must
alter, his tools to fit a specific job or
piece of machinery, he "takes the things
and changes them so that the scientist
can have the tools to do his job."
Meyers receives around 30 orders per
day and usually requires about a week
to fill them depending on the amount of
work the job entails. He says "a lot of
times my work must be pretty accurate,
but other times it can be plus or minus."
THE VETERAN glass blower explain-
ed that universities are a major source
of employment for people of his trade.
He said some companies also hire glass

blowers, especially the automotive com-
panies since they often have chemical
research facilities.
"It is a lot more pleasurable working
for the University than for a company,"
he says, since they are engaged in
"more diversified research."
Although Meyers' work can save the
University money when an expensive
piece of glassware is broken, he notes
the rising price of raw materials has
made his services less valuable. "What
we try to do generally is to talk a person
into using available equipment since it
is more economical," he says.
HE ALSO NOTES that glassware is
rarely broken in a convenient place mak-
ing reparations impractical, if not im-
possible. Often glassware that has been

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