The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 8-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, May 13, 1977
Carter: Nixon broke the law
WASHINGTON (A) - Richard
Nixon says he rejected as "sheer
madness" a Soviet proposal that
he send two American divisions
into Israel during the 1973 war
to help impose a cease-fire while
Russian troops were moved into
Egypt and Syria.
The former president, ranging
over 5% years of foreign policy
in an interview broadcast last
night, said joint superpower in-
tervention might have kept the
Mideast peace but it would have
raised "the possibility of a big-
In the interview with David
Frost, second in a five-part
series of remembrances, Nixon
took credit for preserving Egyp-
tian President Anwar Sadat
from "a coup or worse" by per-
suading Israel to release its
hold on an encircled Egyptian
Recalling the implicit pres-
sures he brought to bear on the
Israeli government, Nixon said
that like the storied Mafia "God-
father," he "gave them an offer
that they could not refuse"-a
promise of unflagging U.S. sup-
port whenever Israel came un-
See NIXON, Page 9
PRESIDENT CARTER GESTURES as he answers a reporter'
ence in Washington yesterday. Carter told reporters that his tri
sense" of confidence among Western allies.
WASHINGTON m - Presi-
dent Carter expressed a person-
al belief yesterday that Rich-
ard Nixon "did violate the law"
in handlig the Watergate scan-
dal, but suggested the former
president has convinced himself
he was innocent.
Following a formal television-
radio news conference, Carter
was surrounded by reporters
seeking his reaction to the init-
ial Nixon interview on Water-
gate with David Frost, broad-
cast last week.
"IT DIDN'T CHANGE my
opinion about President Nixon,"
said Carter, adding that he
watched only "a small part"
of the interview.
"I' personally think that he
did violate the law, and I think
he did commit impeachable of-
fenses. I think he doesn't think
he did . . . I think he has ra-
tionalized in his own mind that
he did all these things for the
benefit of his staff members and
so forth, and that he didn't
have any criminal intent. I
think he's mistaken."
CARTER CALLED the newt
conference, originally sched-
uled for the same evening hour
as the second Nixon broadcast
to report on his six-day trip to
London and Geneva.
The President said his partia-
ipation in London summits with
the leaders . of other major
democratic nations helped spark
"a quiet sense that we have jus-
tified reasons for confidence"
He said the leaders he met
with there came away with "
s question during a press confer- renewed spirit of hope and con
fidence" that they can compete
p to Europe resulted in a "quiet successfully with the Soviet Ur
See CARTER, Page
ICC may use solar
power to heat water
By GREGG KRUPA
Ann Arbor's Inter-Cooperative Council ('C) has begun an
extensive energy saving program that may eventually include a
solar energy facility which would heat water used at the North
Campus cooperative complex.
The Council, which owns and operates 22 coops which houses
650 University students during the school year, is attempting to
procure a $75,00 to $1H),000 grant from the Department of lious-
ing and Urban Development (HUD) for the program.
The ICC is waiting to apply for the grant, pending completion
of architectural designs by Sunstructures, Inc., an Ann Arbor based I
group specializing in energy-conscious design.
Other facets of the energy conservation program that will cost
the ICC $20,W0 include the insulation of all sidewalls and attics <
in the coops and the installation of 300 storm windows. Members
say the project is being undertaken to keep future costs from sky-
rocketing and to allow the ICC to maintain reasonable room and
"The solar energy will be used to heat domestic water, for
dishes, showers, and washing clothes,", explained Tom Stitt, an
ICC staff member. "The natural energy will pre-heat water
through a heat exchanger."
Stitt said although the old gas water heater will not be totally
replaced, the boiler will not operate between June and September.
Richard MacMath, a partner at Sunstructures, said "up to 75
per cent of the annual domestic hot water demand could be met
with a 5000 square foot collector area."
See ICC, Page 6
PROFESSOR WILLARD OBERDICK examines a solar energy receptor panel on the roof
of the Architecture Building on North Campus. The ICC is hoping to use solar energy to
heat domestic water usage on North Campus.
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