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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Athens, Ohio Good Reading inside today annual Ohio University edition Ltd c on Titi on messenger vol. 68. No. 238athens. Ohio. Sunday. Sept. 2. I 673 25 cents 1973 of under pressure by Fred Whissel special assignments writer Ohio University students returning to the Athens Campus this fall will experience some significant changes a if they can do it by feel. There will be for one thing a feeling that Ohio University has matured that it has taken the hard punches of last fall s record enrolment decline changed its strategy and is now bouncing Back with some heavy blows of its own. There will be fewer delusions of Empire More attention to what president Claude r slowly terms Quot the reality of Ohio the theme in this year s classrooms will be not it will be a year of pressure. Sowle predicted upon the student to achieve his potential upon the faculty to produce new programs that Are both challenging and academically innovative and upon University administrators to run the engine on As lean a fuel mixture As feasible this will be a year in which new programs Are instituted in academics dormitory living student services and judiciaries that will either turn students off and drive them away or turn them on and draw them in with new freedoms and greater responsibilities. Exchanged for thoughts about where Ohio a note on this edition this years Ohio University edition is being distributed to nearly 30.000 Homes and for the first time includes Hocking technical College. See pages c-2. C-3 and c-12. In addition to 17,500 regular sunday messenger subscribers 8,600 complimentary copies of this 68-Page edition Are being distributed to incoming Ohio University freshmen Transfer students and also As an Aid in student recruitment to those of students previously enrolled but not yet registered for the fall Quarter Martin Heht vice president for University relations will have 250 copies. More than 800 Hocking technical College graduates. 440 new students 480 second year students and 1,600 persons who have inquired about enrolment there will also receive this edition the largest published by the messenger each year University has been will be thoughts about where it is going not just Over the next two years but Over the next decade. For the first time in Ohio University a history its president will set Long Range goals for it. Those goals will be pragmatic enough to implement flexible enough to recognize changing conditions yet not so binding As to prevent their being discarded when proven impractical. As in past years the messenger interviewed Sowle to learn his predictions for the coming year a his fifth a and to Render his recollections on Ohio University a major achievements in the past biennium it was a candid session in which Sowle defined himself As a person a a of several As Quot by and Large not a bad As Quot a fair person and Quot a warm and compassionate individual who possesses certain communication skills that he uses for the University a Benefit. Sowle danced through the University a dizzying enrolment and budgetary Waltz marched out a company of academic and administrative goals and trotted Fox ily around any suggestion of setbacks for the score that he has orchestrated. Ohio University will have on its Athens Campus this fall. 17.54x students then again it May not. Quot it s an unpredictable Sowle admitted eleven months before it actually needs to. Ohio University is thus planning for a potential setback of $2 3 million in next year s budget. That represents the possible loss that the University would suffer in student fees and state subsidy if this fall s Athens Campus enrolment should decline to Sowle s Quot most pessimistic projection of 16,500 students such a drop is not impossible and that is Why the University has begun its contingency planning Quot when i say said Sowle a i mean just that it May happen and it May not. A a regardless Ohio University a contingency planning which May be or May become a statewide phenomenon in higher education represents a new approach to enrolment Quot almost since world War ii Quot Sowle noted in a recent interview universities have enjoyed constantly rising enrolments on an Quot a i most automatic basis. A you could almost go out and insult continued on Page l -2i resignation not discussed Nixon Agnew Confer on probe Washington a president Nixon and vice president Spiro t. Agnew met at length saturday to discuss the criminal investigation involving Agnew and then went their separate ways for the labor Day weekend the two hour meeting at the White House was a Quot thorough discussion of the Federal inquiry in which Agnew faces possible indictment. Deputy White House press Secretary Gerald l. Warren said. It also embraced the coming session of Congress legislative priorities and other subjects he said. Nixon flew to his Camp David md., Retreat for the Holiday. While Agnew planned to spend the weekend with friends at Ocean City my. The White House meeting had Given Rise to renewed Specula Tion that developments in the criminal probe had reached a Point where agnews Resigna Tion might be requested or offered Warren and a spokesman for the vice president denied this in Advance and both said saturday that the subject of Agnew s resignation did not come up moreover they said there was no discussion of Agnew s Legal strategy nor of any constitutional questions such As Legal Steps that might be taken against a vice president or his use of executive privilege. Warren said in reply to questions from newsmen that Nix on s Confidence in Agnew As expressed in his news conference at san Clemente two weeks ago. Remained unchanged following saturdays meeting Agnew had requested Hie meeting with Nixon to Quot bring the president up to Date on the investigation it involves alleged kickbacks to government officials by contractors in a no evidence a juror says Gainesville 8 cleared of charges Gainesville Fla. A eight Antiwar activists have been cleared of charges involving an alleged plot to use guns and explosives to incite rioting during the 1972 Republican National convention. Seven women and five men on a Federal jury returned a unanimous verdict of innocent on Friday three hours and 51 minutes after getting the Case Quot they had nothing on them boys a said juror Gerald e. Bennett. 33, a lineman for the Gainesville regional utilities department. It was easy to reach a verdict even after four weeks of testimony a because of a Lack of evidence Quot added juror Carol b Alfred. 25. A Secretary at the University of Florida jubilant As they were at the acquittal the defendants voiced bitterness at their arrest on the eve of the political conventions at Miami Beach last year. A pm glad it s All Over but it has wasted a year of my life a said John k Briggs the government had said his part in the alleged plot was ordering 60 wrist rocket slingshots through his Wang Dang Doodle boutique in Gainesville Quot we won. Yes a said Peter j Mahoney 23, of new York City. Bul ii there had been Justice it never would have started. A the defendants claimed All along that the prosecution was a political plot by the government to tone Down demonstrations expected when president Nixon was renominated they also said the prosecution was pressed to punish them As leaders of the Vietnam veterans against the War for their vehement protests of the War defendants Scott Carmi 26, of Gainesville and Alton c. Foss. 25, of Hialeah Fla., Are drawing disability pensions for War wounds Amil and Foss said they will remain members of the Vaw but will yield their leadership roles to others Maryland where Agnew served As governor before he became vier president rile vice president has been advised by the u s attorney in Baltimore George Beall jr., that he is under investigation for possible bribery extortion conspiracy and tax fraud Agnew has denied any wrongdoing j Marsh Thomson Agnew s press spokesman said the meeting was Quot a relaxed Dis Cussion. And they took their time it was just the thing to do on a saturday morning a Ile said Agnew looked Quot More relaxed than every after the meeting. Thomson said the vice president s Only purpose in asking for that meeting was to bring Nixon up to Date lie declined to state what new information might have been discussed saying he did no to know whether Agnew had received any further communications from Beall or the Justice depart Litchi a White House source said that Agnew Quot wanted to give the president a report on the situation from his perspective a but spokesmen there also refused to Deal with specifics of the talk voluntary overtime Issue brings Auto strike closer a messenger photo by Dan dry giant shooter a Jimmy Braselton of 98 Franklin st., Athens joined the professionals at Ohio University a football photo Day Friday. Quot smile please a head request and the Beefy Bobcat Grinders would Grin into the lense. Snap and head go searching for another one of his favourites. Running Back Bill Gary 35who has been cobbled by injuries since gaining Over 1,000 Yards his Sophomore season was one of the favourites of All the fans both Young and old. Ohio hosts defending Mac Champion Kent state to open the season sept. 22. Detroit apr the negotiating Pace is faster but the glowing optimism there won t be an Auto strike this year is dimming the reason the complicated Issue of voluntary overtime. Quot i was optimistic. Now urn Down to hopeful. United Auto workers president Leonard Woodcock said As negotiations with Chrysler corp. Moved to within two weeks of the Union s strike deadline the Union chief said the next stage in his personal feelings about the negotiations will find him if that happens nearly 127,-000 Chrysler workers could be on strike at 11 59 p m sept 14. Quot the biggest obstacle to our Forward Progress at the moment is the Union demand that overtime be made voluntary a Woodcock said. Quot there s no alternative to a strike if that demand is not Many persons still missing toll rises in danish hotel Blaze Copenhagen Denmark apr at least 33 persons most of them foreign tourists were killed and Many were missing saturday in a fire that turned the upper stories of a Plush Copenhagen hotel into an inferno. More than 12 hours after the fire was put out rescuers were still digging for bodies in the Burnt out Shell of what used to be the Haynia a 74-year-old popular family hotel and a tourist landmark close to town Hall Square. Many died in their Beds overcome by smoke. Others fell to their deaths from window ledges and roofs and still others were buried under tons of debris As staircases and Ceil Ings collapsed. Some died in hospitals. Men. Women and children were screaming from windows balconies roofs and ledges when the first fire engines reached the scene. Nearly All survivors were rescued by ladder. One woman was plucked from a Chimney she had climbed a it was horrifying. Everywhere women and children screamed for said Alan t. Brown of fort Lauderdale Fla., one of a dozen americans who arrived Here Friday on the final leg of a scandinavian cruise booked into the Haynia. An investigation was being conducted to determine the cause of the Blaze which spread quickly from the Central staircase and elevator Shaft. The last guests had just left the bar when the fire was discovered. Fifteen minutes later flames engulfed the three upper stones of the five Story building. Witnesses said Quot i ran up the stairs but got no further than the second floor. I knocked on All doors but found that the rear of the building was already ablaze and the heat forced me Down receptionist Bent Andersen said by late afternoon police had identified Only nine of the dead and of the 83 guests presumed to have been in the hotel Many remained unaccounted for. In the confusion survivors left town or checked into other hotels after evacuation from the burning Haynia or being discharged from hospitals unofficial reports said tourists of at least to nationalities were listed in the hotels Register which was recovered by firemen. Known survivors included american West German French British and Argentine citizens n<7paper monday the messenger will not be published monday which is labor Day. Publication resumes tuesday evening. A voluntary overtime provision in its new Auto Industry contracts would mean taking away from management one of its cherished rights Chrysler says it would rather take a strike than give in on the overtime question. A voluntary overtime provision would give each employee the right to decide whether he or she will work beyond the regular 40-hour week. Key Law demands also include a substantial but still unspecified wage increase retirement at any age on full pension Tor All workers with 30 years in the plants a $150 monthly increase in the pension package to $650, plus improved health and safety conditions. But the Union is hot on the voluntary overtime Issue As it stands now. The big three Auto makers assign frequent overtime to whole plants or sections within plants. Sometimes it involves a sixth Day of work and occasionally a seventh if a worker fails to report for assigned overtime it is considered the same As failure to report for a regular work Day. When an employees record shows too Many absences he can be disciplined the Union says that voluntary overtime works at american motors and International Harvester and they want it at Ford Chrysler and general motors. Briefly Columbus to keep Amtrak Washington a Amtrak the National rail passenger corporation has withdrawn its request to discontinue service on the National limited and the floridian passenger trains congressional sources say cities which will retain service include Columbus and Dayton. Ohio Hollywood s John Ford Dies Palm Springs Calif. A film director John Ford who won six Academy awards and helped make the Western film respectable has died of cancer at his Palm insert Home he was 78. His Western epics included Quot fort Apache a Quot Rio Quot the Man who shot Liberty Valance a Quot Cheyenne autumn and Quot Stagecoach trapped Cork. Irelan sub Crew saved Ireland a two men were hauled to safety saturday after being trapped 76 hours in a midget submarine 1,375 feet below the Atlantic. British american and Canadian experts combined to save the two men s lives in what was believed to be the deepest underwater Rescue Ever most doubt Nixon poll says new York apr most americans still believe that president Nixon is not telling the Complete truth about watergate according to a poll commissioned by time Magazine the Telephone poll showed that Only 39 per cent of those who heard or read about Nixon s television speech thought he was telling the full truth. Times said. Today area news features Al classified. E-7-11 comics. .f-7 editorial. D-2 Homes. .f-6 obituaries. .e-7 sports. E-4-6 television. F-4 Heaters. .f-5 women. D-4, 6. 7 weather continued hot and humid today and tonight with highs in the upper 80s and Low 90s and lows in the upper 60s and Low 70s. Probability of rain today 40 per cent. Details Page 2 of president Claude r. Sotile

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