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Vol. LXXXII, No. 69-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, August 23, 1972

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Nixon will
head GOP
fall ticket
Police round-up
protesters near
convention site
Richard Nixon was renomi-
nated by his Republican
National Convention 1 a s t
night, and began his third
campaign for the White
House by telling a huge
crowd of youthful voters
"I've been trying to work
for your future ..."
". . . This is your first vote,"
Nixon told a rally of young sup-
porters across Biscayne Bay
from the convention hall, "and
years from now I hope you can
look back and say it was one
of your best votes."
Meanwhile, police made the
first mass arrests of demonstra-
tors yesterday, hauling 212 pro-
testers off to jail after they
pounded on cars and jostled pe-
destrians outside the Convention
The arrests came during the
afternoon of a day of demonstra-
tions, including one in the eve-
ning in which about 3,000 anti-
war demonstrators encircled the
Convention Hall, some clashing
sporadically with police and
staging guerrilla theater in the
Sen. James Buckley (R-New
York) was escorted into the hull
for the evening session hy pu-
lice after being surrounded by
about 100 youths who shook their
fists in his face and shouted,
"Murderer Murderer!"
At one point, police had to
clear about 600 protesters from
a street on the southern edge of
the hull to permit delegates and
others to reenter for the eve-
ning. Most delegates were able
to enter the hall unmolested, al-
though many were taunted and
jeered by demonstrators.
Inside, the convention proceed-
ings generally moved smoothly,
although little goofs were glar-
ing. Like the musical greeting
given House Speaker Gerald
Ford, elected the convention's
permanent chairman.
When Ford rose to speak at
yesterday afternoon's session,
the band played Michigan State's
fight song. Ford was a star foot-
ball player at the University, of

AP Photo
NOT EVERYONE was turned on by the speakers at the Republican
Convention. For example, this young woman from Missouri seems -
to be fighting off sleep.
Viet POW release
offer termed a sham

Can't stay awake in classes?
Neither can Benjy Barker of Dallas. When -he enrolled in Dallas'
Longfellow School yesterday, Benjy seemed pretty unimpressed by
the first step in his education.
Cost of living rises*
meat dprices climb

SAIGON t) - The South Viet-
namese government offered yes-
terday to release 600 disabled
North Vietnamese prisoners of
war. Western diplomatic sourc-
es viewed the proposal as a pro-
paganda move that Hanoi pro-
bably would reject.
A similar proposal to release
570 sick and disabled North
Vietnamese prisoners of war in
June 1971 was unsuccessful. The
Saigon government produced on-
ly 13 who accepted repatriation.
Even they never returned be-
cause the North Vietnamese
publicly rejected the plan as a
The South Vietnamese Foreign
Ministry, in its latest offer,
called on North Vietnam to pro-
pose a time and place for receiv-
ing the prisoners, and a limited
cease-fire to allow for the re-
The Foreign Ministry said it
was making the gesture to
mark Vu Lan, the Buddhist All
Soul's Day festival that begins
The government termed the
proposal "a unilateral decision
in accordance with humanitarion
policy." But the western diplo-
Although Nixon has chosen to
run for another term, others
have not. No less than Ed.
Muskie left the race to be with
those he loves. Daily staffers
will also be digging the easy
life for a while as we stop pub-
lication today. A totally refresh-
ed and envigorated staff will
resume publication for you on
the morning of Sept. 7. A tradi-
tion of 82 years can never be

matic sources said that for Ha-
noi to agree to accept such a
large number of prisoners would
mean the Communists would
have to give something in re-
turn to stay in the propaganda
"I don't think they are pre-
pared to release American pri-
soners of war at this time,"
one source said.
In Washington, however, the
State Department expressed
hope that Hanoi would respond
by freeing American prisoners.
A spokesman, John King, said
South Vietnam acted on its own
initiative but was in close con-
sultation with the United States.

WASHINGTON (P)-The cost of
living jumped four-tenths of one
per cent last month, but average
weekly earnings reportedly kept
pace with an increase of eight-
tenths of one per cent over the
same period, the Labor Depart-
ment said yesterday.
Higher food costs, especially
meats, fish and poultry, led the
price rises.
The Nixon administration, say-
ing the increase in the cost of
living index was not unexpected,
predicted a further slackening of
inflation during the remainder of
the year.


UGLI graffiti sparkles
By BILL LEAVITT can't be wrong." A new Holly- cuit for sometime: "To do is to
What do you say about a ten- wood-inspired phrase was also be-Sartre; To be is to do-Kier-
year-old UGLI men's room? That unveiled, "Vasectomy m e a n s kegaard; Do be do be do be do-
it smells? One thing that you do never having to say you're Sinatra."
say is that it has good graffiti. sorry." One cynical bathroom regular
When you start checking all Winner of this months B e s t has written, "If 'con' is the op-
the mens bathrooms in the Ugli Ugli-Bathroom Contest is the posite of 'pro,' what is the op-
you get strange looks from the men's room on the first floor. posite of 'congress?' "
janitors, as well as from the Hardcore engravers as well as The second floor men's room
guy who followed you from the the transient scribblers leave was disappointing, but showed
last one. thier marks here, and many of some good teamwork. Written di-
Regardless, the word "graffiti" them are very conscientious in rectly under "Lower the age of
comes from the Italian "to scrat- their scratching. Over one mis- puberty," was "Raise the age of
ch." Some of the men's rooms spelled word someone had writ- menopause"
at the Ugli look like the den of ten, "Spell it right - Graffiti As you get to the upper floors
a band of scratching laxative ad- must have some standards." of the UGLI, the graffiti talent
dicts. Another graffiti conscious is scarce. The third, floor men's
The basement bathroom was a scrawler had written over a cam- room was pretty bare. Two scrat-
disappointment, however, with paign sticker, "This area used ers thinking of the past had writ-
only two printable worthwhile en- to be for graffiti." ten, "Where are the Snowdens
tries: One was the old standard, One graffiti entry has b e e n of yesteryear," and "Nostalgia
"Eat dung - 50 trillion flies making the Ugli men's room cir- isn't what it used to be."

Even though the jump in prices
was the largest in five months,
the department claims that the
purchasing power for rank-and-
file workers went up four-tenths
of one per cent.
Food prices jumped one per
cent in July in terms of the
homemaker's dollar.
The increase put the Consumer
Price Index at 125.5 for July,
meaning that it costs $12.55 to
buy a cross section of goods and
services that cost $10.00 in 1967.
On earnings, the department
figured that workers earned $1.09
more a week in July than in
June, for a total weekly pay-
check of $136.47.
The boost came, the depart-
ment said, from a penny-per-
hour. increase in average hourly
earnings and an increase of 12
minutes in the average work
"The July increase, in which
meat prices were the dominant
factor, was not at all unexpected
in view of the recent rise in meat
and other farm and food prices
at the wholesale level," said
Edgar R. F i e d 1 e r, assistant
Treasury secretary for economic
For July, non-food commody
ties rose three-tenths of one per
cent in July after holding steady
in June. Services rose at the
same rate, a duplicate of June's
toays weather
Clear skies ahead. Humidity
still heavy but should break soon.
Intermittment showers can't mar
what promises to be a great day.

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