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Friday, Jul 8, 1975


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CityDems behind on rent control
By DAVID WHITING I He said, "I've been working on it (the
ity Council Democrats are behind committee) and getting a list together,"
schedule in getting a rent control or- VU Ie 333 Ml lull 151a p. rI but added that he had not finished lay-
dinance on the books - a political vow ing -out "what we want the committee
made during last April's elections. city residents last April. they fell short of by one vote. However, to do . . . I have it in my head but it's
However, recently-elected Democratic Wheeler made it clear that he hoped the Democrats have not submitted any not for publication."
Mayor Albert Wheeler Wednesday re- Councilwoman Kathy Kozachenko (HRP- motion to Council on the matter since The mayor defended his delay in
stated a promise made last spring to in- Second Ward) would support the Demo- Wheeler was sworn' in as mayor two- choosing the committee, "I'm not gonna
stitute rent control in the city, "I said crats' voter registration ordinance next and-a-half months ago. do some half-assed operation cause
I would have something done by Sept. 1 week. The first step toward putting a rent somebody's breathing down my neck,"
. There will be an ordinance." BUT KOZACHENKO, who was unavail- control ordinance on the books, accord- he said.
able for comment yesterday, has a his- ing to city Democrats, is having Coun- ALTHOUGH he has to work on the
REFERRING to another campaign tory of refusing to compromise with the cil agree on a committee which would make-up of the rent control task force,
promise, Wheeler announced Wednesday, Democrats - who likely changed the first study rental problems in Ann Ar- Wheeler outlined the group: "There will
"We're (Democrats) putting a door-to- HRP proposal. bor and then submit a proposed reso- be about two people specifically repre-
door voter registration proposal before Democratic Council hopefuls vowed lution on the issue to Council. senting landlord interest . . . one or two
Council Monday which we think we've last March that they would pass some YET WHEELER, while promising from the Tenant's Union . . . at least
got six votes for." version of a rent control ordinance by Wednesday to have a "committee before one student, and . .. we would want to
A similar voter registration ballot is- a variety of dates ranging from July 1 the end of July," still has not specifical- get Republicans, HRP and Democratic
sue, sponsored by the Human Rights to sometime in the fall - provided that ly determined what the make-up and points of view."
Party (HRP), was narrowly defeated by they had a majoity on Council, which task, of the group will be. See CITY, Page 6
Ford speaks '
to U interns 3
in Washington
Special To The Daily
WASHINGTON - President G e r a 1d
lord, a former captain of the Univer-
tv's football team, met briefly yester-
I y with a delegation of summer in-
trns from the University, and not sr-
prisiigly, stpoke about his abiding af-
fItion for the Wntierines.
After nentii iyhis deep regard for
tie University, the President told the pit
odd students I guess we have one thin
in coirin. We staiire i omoen feel-
i n boit f<hii Stile.
T' E1. NTERNS listened as the Umn->
versity's most visible amiiinits rl d
i he had been awakened in the mid
tIe if the night ist i N24oveer nVd-
iotck is bear the iresruli-s it the I Iih
ih the Bitcheyes.
Fir Ihad been etiting wi mci~e
- ad-rs at the time, wich ipre C'venI
ii fris:im aitting, he said. lHe leii
word witt ites ti be r'used "witt ga.
nw tir hbad'" aOn as the icrte iias- AP Phot
kiowv. "Unfortitnatety they brought the
rid tiewss, the chief executive remindedWa in t whr
lie groap.
Alter disciasitig to tball, the lresidenit A lROW 01' YOUNG hula lionpers aswait their turns to twviri their hoops in 1he Manhattan borough champioisship. The
Isanc-bed into a defense of fits trade, first and second finishers in the Ibree-hOUr competition for contestants wvhose ages range fronm 3 to IS take their hips and
See PRESIDENT, Page 7 hoops to the state finals in Wh ite Plains, Newv York, next Tue sday.-

CIA intercepted mail
between U.S., U.S.S.R.
WASHINGTON i-Contrary to assurances, the Central
Intelligence Agency has indefinitely retained pieces of mailr
intercepted between the Soviet Union and the United States,
the U.S. Postal Service revealed yesterday.
Postmaster General Benjamin Bailar said that CIA Direc-"
tor William Colby had turned over to him 110 opened letters}
and postcards which had been intercepted by the agency
in 1972.
BAILER, WHO said he had been distressed to learn of
the CIA's previously disclosed 20-year mail surveillance
program, wrote Colby that "the revelation that mail was
removed from the international mail stream, opened, nd
retained indefinitely, is doubly 'disturbing."
A statement by the Postal Service said that "previously
the CIA had claimed that all such intercepted and opened
mail had been copied and returned to the mails. The
Rockefeller Commission, which conducted an extensive
investigation of the CIA mail program, gave no indication
that it had found any evidence of mail being retained by
the CIA. The commission also said the program, which
ended in February, 1973, was unlawful since U.S. statutes
specifically forbid opening the mail.
The Postal Service said the intercepted mail had been
surrendered to the Justice Department in resonse to a
search warrant and "is being held pending possible legal
action against those responsible for opening and detaining it."

Housing Office drops plan to
cutback food rebate program-

University Housing Director
John Feldkamp yesterday re-
versed plans for cutbacks in the
dormitory meal rebate program
and ieft open the possibility of
retaining the East Quad snack
bar, which was once targeted
for shutdown.
The actions followed strong
student-faculty protest at yes-
terday's Board of Regents meet-
ing over planned budget-cutting
measures in dorm services.
FELDKAMP said last night
that students who benefitted
from meal rebates this, past
year "will benefit from it this
year, au students who are new
to the University and legitimate-
ly need rebates will receive
"I don't make a distinction be-
tween group and personal rea-
sons of conscience," he added.
The housing director had stat-
ed last month that "We aren't
set to accept the individual
faiths" for meal rebates. The

announcement, part of a new
interpretation of the dorm meal
rebate policy, would have cut
the number of rebates for rea-
sons of conscience from the 400
last year to less than 100 this
HOWEVER, Feldkamp yester-
day revised those estimates and
said "a decline in the number
of rebates can only come as a
written change in the (rebate)
policy." He added that such a
change would take place this
"My -main objective for this
year is only that there isn't an
increase in terms of the cost of
the program," Feldkamp said.
Irving Freeman, a member of
Housing's Cost Reduction Com-
mittee, urged the Regents to
abandon the revised meal re-
bate option which would have
allowed only students who are
members of established reli-
gious groups to request 70 per
cent meal rebates because of
dietary restrictions.

"IT WOULD automatically ex-
clude anyone whose submitted
diet is vegetarian or organic,
protested Freeman. "In effect
he is saying that some types of
beliefs are acceptabletreasons
of conscience while others are
"But no one, not Mr. Feld-
kamp, not even you (Regents)
can legislate conscience," he
Another objection to the serv-
ice cuts came from Residential
College counselor and program
coordinator Ed Egnatios, who
called Feldkamp's planned shut-
down of the East Quad snack
bar an erosion on the "Residen-
tial College ideal of integrated
living and learning experiences.
"THIS HAS been referred to
as a snack bar." Egnatios said.
"To talk aboutrit just as a snack
bar is to not understand its
function," he added, citing the
numerous conferences, concerts,
plays and poetry readings often
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