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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXV, No. 44-S Ann Arbor, Michigon-Friday, July 18, 1975 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
U.S., Soviets unite in space
Apollo-Soyuz crafts linkup

SPACE CENTER, Houston (/)-Ameri-
can and Soviet s p a c e m e n hurdled
decades of bitter competition and cold
war on earth to dock in space yesterday.
They met with handshakes, bear hugs
and big grins.
Astronast Thomas Staffordeand rosm
naut Alexei Leonov greeted each other
with a warm embrace in a symbolic
gesture of the unprecedented space cs-
Gperation between the two nations.
THE GREETING came at 3:19 p.m.
EDT, almost precisely as scheduled, and
was broadcast live on television.
"Glad to see you," said Stafford, an
Air Force general from the plains of
"Very, very happy to see you," re-
plied Leonov, a Soviet air force colonel
and Communist party member from a
small village in Russia.
STAFFORD a n d astronaut Donald
Slayton then floated through a hatch and
joined Leonov and cosmonaut Valeri
Kubasov in the Soviet space cabin. The
third astronaut, Vance Brand, remained
aboard the Apollo ship.
Inra tatement relayed to the space-
men, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
hailed the space achievement as creat-
ing hope "for fruitful development. of
scientific cooperation between countries
and the peoples fn the interest of peace
and progress of all humanity."
He called Apollo-Soyuz "a prototype
' of future orbital space stations."
IN A CHATTY exchange with the
spacemen, President Ford called the
mission a "momentous event and a very
great achievement."
The meeting of the spacemen . was
transmitted to earth on television and the
four men could be seen-inside the Soyuz
as they listened to the leaders of their
At Photo countries.
AN ARTIST'S CONCEPTION SHOWS the Soviet and American spacecraft They formally exchanged flags, with
moments before the historic docking which took place yesterday 140 miles above Stafford giving Leonov five banners
the earth. The spacemen dined together and exchanged greetings with each packaged in a cloth bag. The Soviets
other following the meeting, handed over a United Nations flag which

the Americans will return to earth.
THE FIRST handshake between astro-
nauts and cosmonauts came over Am-
sterdam, Holland.
Walls of the Soviet craft were deco-
rated with signs of welcome and with
portrait sketches of the spacemen by
Leonov, a skilled artist.
Oe sign read: "O brave new world
that has such people in it."
STAFFORD, Slayton and the two cos-
monauts gathered around a green metal
table in the Soyui for a July picnic in
space. There was good food, good talk
See APOLLO, Page 7
Regents .to
hike tuition
6% today
The University Board of Regents will
approve today an average increase of
six per cent in tuition for the fall term,
The Daily learned last night.
A Regent, who declined to be identi-
fied, described the increase as "vary-
ing" but confirmed the six per cent
"average" figure as essentially accurate.
UNIVERSITY officials remained tight-
lipped about the hike, neither confirm-
ing nor denying an increase of six per
cent. University President Robben Flem-
ing called the figure "very interesting,"
but refused to elaborate, maintaining
only. that a tuition hike is forthcoming,
and that "it will be binding."
University Vice President for State
Relations Richard Kennedy would not
deny the six per cent figure, insisting
that "it is the Regents' decision, and to
See 'U,' Page 10

Nixon must testif ybefore lawyers
WASHINGTON R)--Richard Nixon was ordered yes- the public and how much should be returned to Nixon. came from columnist Anderson's lawyer, William
terday to give testimony before lawyers seeking access Dobrovij. But a number of organizations and individuals
to White House papers and tapes accumulated while TWO OF THE three, U.S. District Judge Aubrey including the federal government and the Special Water-
he was President Robinson- and U.S. Appeals Court Judge Carl Mc-, gate Prosecutor's Office are involved and lawyers for
A special three-judge court said lawyers for column- Gowan, signed the order allowing for the Nixon de- all of them are expected to be present.
ist Jack Anderson have the right- to take an oral position. A new law signed by President Ford gives the
deposition from Nixon at or near his home in San In a 22-page affidavit filed July 3, Nixon sought government possession of the tapes and papers and the
Clemente, Calif., within the next 10 days. retrieval of most of the tapes and documents, now held constitutionality of that legislation is one of the an-
by the government pending the outcome of the case. resolved issues in the case.

"SUCH A DEPOSITION is appropriate and neces-
sary'in the circumstances of this case," the brief order
said. Nixdn testified before two Watergate grand
jurors for 11 hours more than three weeks.ago.
While that testimony involved criimsnal . investiga-
tions by the Special Watergate Prosecutor's Office, yes-
terday's order involves a tangled court fight over
millions of White House documents and thousands of
hours from the Oval Office taping system.
A special three-judge court is. considering such
issues as whether the materials should be owned by

Nixon's lawyers also said, in later court papers that
the former president was still too ill, for a chranic
phlebitis to travel to Washington. They said he re-
quires therapy with a close watch required on his bood
NIXON LAWYER Raymond Larroca said discussions
have begun on when and exactly where the questioning
will take place; but no decisions have been made.
The request for Nixon's deposition in the civil case-

SOURCES similar with the case said Nixon's law-
yers are likely to attempt to confine the questioning to
narrow issues on why the 62-year-old former President
is claiming possession of the voluminous collection of
He has said in court papers they are required for a
book he plans and a Nixon library at the University of
Southern California Nixon's lawyers had sought to
limit his testimony to any written questions.

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