THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, April 6, 1968
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MEMORIAL SERVICE Guard, Curfew Quell Riot
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By JIM NEUBACHER
Stunned regret swept across theI
campus yesterday in the wake of
the slaying of civil rights leader
the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
Thursday. More than 4,500 Uni-
versity students, many wearing
black armbands, attended mem-
orial, services and silent marches
In respect for the memory of the
minister shot in Memphis. All
noon classes were cancelled for the
By eight o'clock this morning,
about 100 students, mostly Negro,
were circling the Diag in silent
tribute to the late Dr. King. They
were later joined by more students
and continued standing quietly on
the Diag until noon.
At noon; students filled the seats
and aisles of Hill Aud. and over
500 flooded onto the terrace to
listen to memorial services over
After the services, over 1,000 stu-
dents marched silently, around the
campus and city in a tribute or-
ganized by students from the so-
cial work school.j
And in response to student sug-
gestion, Vice President for Aca-
dlemic Af fairs, Allan F. Smith,
said serious consideration will be
given to establishing an endowed
Martin Luther King chair and
an endowment fund for Marin
Luther King scholarships.
All University functions were
suspended for the services at
which Dean William Haber, of the
literary college, P r o f. Albert
Wheeler, of the Medical school,
Rev. Emmett Green of Ann Ar-
bor's Second Baptist Church, and
Samuel Jones, '68 BAd, deliveredI
"This one man was the buffer
between us and the brutality
which lives within us," Haber be-
gan. "More significantly, he em-
phasized what needed to be done,
and done fast. Social revolutions
- and in his non-violent way he
was a revolutionary leader - are
not a weekend affair.
"From Montgomery and Selma
and the Lincoln Memorial he
hammered away at the problems
of inequality, neglect and injus-
tices," Haber said.
"Martin Luther King had a
dream," he continued, referring to
Dr. King's famous plea for racial
equality delivered at the massive!
Washington civil rights march in
1963. "But yesterday that dream
became a nightmare.'
"The dream must remain. His
dream must become our dream,"
Wheeler urged action to pre-
serve King's "dream for Ameri-
ca." "If we were to spend forever
grieving we would ciesecrate the
name of Martin Luther King. We
must address ourselves to the
problems in our cities and our so-
ciety," he said.
He criticized the "passive rac-
ists" who slow the march for
freedom by refusing to become in-
volved in the problems of blacks
Rev. Green attacked more ac-
tive racism. "We need to be
mourned," he said. "We are the
ones left to live in a racist society
of two warring camps, black and
white. We are dying daily of the
sickness that puts us at war withI
ourselves, with each other, broth-
ers and sisters, black and white."
Jones agreed saying, "we must
all take strength from his philo-
sophy and love."
"But it's time for whites to be-
gin to respect our blackness our
humanity, our needs, and our
wants," the student said.
The ten front rows of the two
center sections of the auditorium
were reserved for the Negro stu-
dents and staff in attendance,
This was done to insure seats nearI
the front for those participating in
the demonstrations on the Diag
just before the services began.
"It's kind of like a funeral,"
one black student said. "Who sits
up in front - the relatives or
By The Associated Press
Much of the nation's activity
slowed yesterday in the wake of
the assassination of the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King.
Democratic Presidential hope-
fulE Eugene McCarthy and Robert
F. Kennedy both canceled weekend
McCarthy announced yesterday
he is cancelling his California
campaign activities for the week-
end out of respect to Dr. King.
An aide said that after his
speech in Los Angeles last night
the Minnesota Democratic presi-
dential hopefuls will fly to Wash-
ington and will attend the joint
session of Congress on Monday in
honor of the slain civil rights
Kennedy abanidoned political
campaigning to condemn a "mind-
less menace of violence in Amer-
ica" which brought King's death.
He briefly interrupted his hectic
campaign schedule after King's
assassination and canceled several
political appearances in Cleveland
Republican candidate Richard
M. Nixon also canceled all cam-
paigned appearances scheduled
today in Minnesota.
Two baseball season opening
games were postponed as the
sports world reacted to the King
assassination and President John-
son's declaration of Sunday as a
National Day of Mourning for the
slain civil rights leader.
Because of the state of emer-
gency declared in Wayne County,
Michigan Democrats have post-
poned indefinitely all Jefferson-
Jackson Day activities set for Sat-
urday in Detroit.
Several stores were looted as a Detroit police reported fireI
crowd of Negroes, many of them alarms were pulled, apparently by
teenagers, lined 12th Street in students, in two predominantly
the afternoon, pelting cars driven Negro high schools, and the stu-
by whites with bottles and bricks. dents vacated the buildings. Po-
A police department spokesman ,lice said the students returned toI
Inspector James Bannon, said classes when no fires were dis-
looting was minor in camparison covered.
with last July's riot, which left 43 Incidents occurred at Cass
persons dead and millions of dol- Technical High School, Grand
lars of property damage. River and West Grand Boulevard.-
Police sealed off 12th Street at Another disturbance was re-
West Grand Boulevard and moved ported on Detroit's West Side
north in a phalanx of squad cars where students were dismissed for
by streets, tossing rocks and break-
School officials closed eight
other schools. Memorial services
for Dr. King were aired over the
school system's radio and televis-
ion facilities for students still in
In Saginaw, a mass meeting was
. called by a group of moderate Ne
gro ministers with the announced
purpose of convincing the com-
munity violence would be desecra-
tion of King's memory.
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accompanied by an armored riot
The heavy show of force
caused Nearly all Negroes on the
street to disperse, and by 8 p.m.,
when the curfew went into effect,
the street was practically desert-
About an hour after the police
moved up 12th Street, the first
National Guardsmen began arriv-
ing into the city, a 'spokesman for
Cavanagh said. When night fell,
an hour and a half later, calm
had returned to the streets.
"Roaming bands and tension
have assumed such proportions,
particularly in the 12th Street
area, that it is deemed wise to
take this precautionary step," Gov.
George Romney told a midafter-
noon news conference in Lansing
when he announced the Guard
would be moved into Detroit.
Some 1,500 guardsmen en-
camped at Central High School,
two blocks west of 12th Street.
After he arrived in Detroit from
Lansing, Romney declared a state
of emergency in all of Wayne
County, and the southern portions
of neighboring Oakland and Ma-
The youth shot in Highland
Park was identified as Robert
Vaughn, 19, of Detroit. Romney
said he was one of 20 Negroes who
went into a store bearing "Black
'Power" signs and began looting.
Romney said Vaughn backed into
an officer after five of the' youths
were arrested and was killed when
the'patrolman's gun went off.
The governor said guardsmen
also were being sent to the sub-
urbs of Ecorse, River Rouge, Ham-
tramack and Highland Park.
Many Detroit businesses sent
their employes home early, and
the outbound rush of motorists
jammed the city's main streets
Man U.S. Colleges
(Continued from Page 1) Martin Luther King can be shot
In East Lansing, about 1,000 down, it shows the goals and
Michigan State University stu- techniques that black people will
dents marched on the State Cap- have to use."
itol. The march began after a 30- Students at Berkeley held a ral-
minute blockade of both entrances ly and, Boston students marched
to the MSU administration build- to Cambridge Commons, but no
ing following a service on campus disturbances were reported dur-
in the memory of Dr. King. ing either demonstration.
At Wayne State University in In Atlanta, 1,500 students from
Detroit, black students gathered the five predominantly black col-
in the student center under a pic- leges that comprise the Atlanta
ture of SNCC official H. Rap University complex staged a sym-
Brown, but no disturbance was pathy march.
reported. ' Student protest was not limited
In New York, all campuses of to the nation's college campuses.
the City University of New York j High school students across the
were closed, while 5,000 high country held demonstrations, and
school and college students gath- in' some cases, forced the admin-
ered in Central Park to mourn istration to' close the schools.
Dr. King's death. One speaker, In Detroit, three fires were
Jarvis Tyner, national secretary } started at Cass Technical High
I of the W. E. DuBois clubs, said School. Classes were dismissed at
"Give me freedom or give me high schools in Freeport, N.Y.,
death, because that's what it will Trenton, N.J., Toledo, Ohio and
take to change America." About many other cities.
300 policemen watched the dem-
onstration, but took no action.
About 3,000 students at the
University of California at Los"
Angeles listened to a tape-record- -_,
ed speech by Dr. King. Black stu-
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