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RADICAL MEANS
FOR LIBERAL ENDS
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Vol. LXXVII, No, 160 Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wednesday, April 10, 1968

Twelve Pages

Violence

Strikes

Kansas

City,

Tren ton,

Florida

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Lock-In;

San Francisco, New York City Also
Report New Outbreaks of Riotin
By The Associated Press
Fires and looting spread in Kansas City last night and
new outbreaks of racial viole ce hit Trenton, N:J., and Jack-
sonville, Fla., in the hours after the funeral of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.
Deaths in Trenton, Baltimore, Kansas City and' Jackson-
ville brought the national toll since Dr. King's assassination
to 34, all but five of them Negroes.
Nearly a dozen fires broke out almost simultaneously last
night in a racially mixed Brooklyn sluri That hael been the
scene of violence twice since King's slaying in Memphis last
Thursday:
There were sporadic outbreaks of fire-bombing and loot-
ing in half a dozen suburban
Call for Riot towns on Long Island, near
New York City spread as
darkness fell, despite a cur-
InveSigaion few enforced by police and
mated 1,000 Negroes were
National Guardsmen. An Osti-
l By Congres Kansas City Hall earlier 'in
routed by tear gas outside the
WASHINGTON OP) -- Rep. John the day.
R. Rarick called yesterday for a A Kansas City police spokesman
congressional investigation of the said a Negro man was shot to
looting and arson that hit the na- death in a .store in a heavily Ne-
tidn's caPital after the assassin- gro area, the scene of looting. At
ation of Dr. Martin Luther King least nine persons were wounded
Jr. in other incidents as looting
The Louisiana-Democrat offered spread to a fashionable down-
a resolution urging the investi- town business district, police said.
gation after the District govern- A Negro youth was shot to
ment estimated $13.3 million in death by a policeman in Trenton'
propeity damage and as 14,000 and officials sealed off the New
federal troops continued to guard Jersey' capital. Police said the
against further violence, youth, was looting a shop across
Rarick said a special investiga- ( from City Hall.'
tion by a select bipartisan com- Trenton police declared a ┬▒state
mitte would answer questions of emergency, imposed a curfewl
which he said are ton the minds 'and called in state troopers to
of Americans. 'help fight the disorders. Crowds
Police and federal troops "have of young Negroes 'smashed win-
all but been rendered ineffective dows in' furniture and clothing
1 because of orders from someone stores in the downtown part of
which, in effect, utilized the forces the city.
of law and order to protect the In Jacksonville, A Negro teen-
looters and rioters from an angry ager was shot to death from a
citizenry." passing car full of white youths
"In many cases police and Tuesday night during a wave of
soldiers have even been photo- firebombing and rock throwing,.
Sgraphed standing idly by while police said.
4 private property is taken out of Duval County Sheriff Dale Car-
stores and shops," he added. son said Rudolph Hargett was shot
Rarick said many Americans through the head as sat on his
also "want to know why some 20 bicycle in front of a Jacksonville
hours elapsed in our nation's ca- grocery store.
pital before federal troops were Carson said witnesses told him
called to offer at most an image the bullet was fired from a druis-
of concern over wholesale burn- ing car full of white teen-agers.
. ing and looting." Police said the shooting occur-
The district's estimate of pro- ed about two blocks away fiom
perty damage did not include the z where firebombs had been hurled
value of household effects, equip- at the home of a white family
ment and business inventories. a short time earlier.

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Demionstrators List Giievaices-
Others March To Support Actii
By MARCIA ABRAMSON
More than 100 black students yesterday locked the
ministration Bldg. from inside and refused entry for nearly
five hours. The lockout ended when University President
Robben W. Fleming met with the students and agreed to
discuss their grievances next Monday.
The students demands were duplicated and distributed
to passers-by. They called for:
-Immediate appointment of a black man as assistant
director of admissions.
--Appointment of' black men to the athletic staff.
--A MartiA Luther King Scholarship fund and an en-
lowed chair to be filled by a ->

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--Daly-Thomas R. Copt
President Fleming Emerges from his Discussions with Black Students

'UNREPRESENTATIVE':
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black man.
-Immediate implementation of
the suggestions of the Defense De-
partment Greene report, which
labeled the University a place for
"rich, white students' and called
for measures to ensure more em-
ployment of blacks on non-aca-
demic and academic staff.
-"University activity in the
community."
The statement did not elabor-
ate on what was meant by ,"Uni-
versity activity."
The grievances concluded, "We
the black students of this Uni-
versity 'do believe that unless
these grievances are met, we will
continue to live in a basically
racist university. Immediate res-
titution is necessary."
The students entered the build-
ing at 7:15 a.n. and secured all
the doors with chains before
most of the office and adminis-
trative staff arrived. Only Flem-

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To Prevent Board Appointments

By DAVID SPURR private citizen, appealed to council, met yesterday to elect Ellis vice Wheeler said his group is plan-
Dr. Albert H. Wheeler of the Monday night specifically to re- chairman, despite the fact that his ning to show up at city hail then
University's Medical School filed ject the mayor's, choice of Cecil re-appointment has not been con- for what may be "more involved
a suit in Washtenaw County cir- O. Creal, Bent F. Nielsen, and O. firmed by City Council. than a demonstration."
cult court yesterday challenging Herbert Ellis to, be re-appointed, Although the city's Democratic The NAACP leaderuaccused
the extended appointments of ten charging they are "unrepresenta- councilmen were able to block the Mayor Wendell E. Hulcher of
city representatives to the Wash- tive of the black community and official appointments Monday making purely political appoint-
cihy representativess, andstodttheewWash-n
enaw County Board of Supervisors., the city's poor." night, council will reconsider the ments, and said the new appon-
Wheeler, who is chairman of the The county board of supervisors issue at next Monday's meeting. See WHEELER, Page 5
Michigan conference of the
NAACP, contends that the mayor's e
right to appoint the supervisors,'
Is unconstitutional. .. He bases, his
argument on the Supreme Court's Wo *te
recent one-man-one-vote decision
applying to local governments' .
tension of the old appointments By NADINE COHODAS tM.&T.R.O. is designed "to build player then makes decisions on
by C_. y Coi'ncil is illegal. As part of their new PhD pro- computer models that can tell pol- how to correct the problem situa-
The ten former appointees will gram in Urban and Regional iticians and decision makers what tions existing in the city.
continue in their posts despite Planning the School of Natural is really going on in city growth The decisions are fed into the(
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Protest at
Duke Sit-In
DURHAM, N.C. (CPS) - About
1,000 students are camping out
on one of the quads at Duke Uni-
versity here in i protest over
several demands they have made
on the university administration.
The protest began last Friday
when about 200 students went to
the home of President Douglas M.
Knight to press their demands.
They spent two nights in his
house, then went to the quad Sun-
day to camp out, where they were
joined by about 300 more stu-
dents. The group has grown
steadily until it now includes
about one-fifth of the Duke stu-
dent body. Most of the group are
white.
The students are demanding
that President Knight:
-Ask the university trustees for
enough funds to raise the mini-
mum wage for non-academic em-
ployees to $1.60 an hour.
-Recognize a collective bar-
gaining unit for non-academic
employees.
-Resign his membership in' a
segregated club.
-Sign an advertisement in fa-
vor .of open housing which will
appear in the Durham newspaper.
The university's dining hall em-
ployees struck Monday night in
support of the demands.

BULLETIN.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
(P)-North Vietnamese sources
in Phnom Penh said early to.
day the Hanoi government i-
sists that preliminary peace
talks with the United States be
held here in the Cambodian
capital.
The U.S. government is
strongly opposed to Phnom
Penh as a conference site be-
cause it no longer has diplo-
matic relations with Cambodia.
See .earlier story, Page 3

Officials said a total of 14
fires had been reported in the
Jacksonville area Tuesday as well
as sporadic rock throwing.
Carson said Hargett "was in
his late teens," and had just en-
listed in the Air Force
In San Francisco a municipal
bus driver was shot and killed last
night in the predominantly Negro
Hunters Point area where police
reported some sporadic sniping'
activity.
Police said they had no imme-
diate details on how the shooting
occurred or whether it was con-
nected with the sniping.
See MORE, Page 2
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ing and Dr. Albert H. Wheeler,
chairman of the Michigan
NAACPx were allowed inside. The
students lefp shortly after noon.
A picket line of white \students
began forming around 8:30 a.m.
in support of the protest. Some
20 or 30 students carried signs
reading "Support Our Black
Brothers" and "Ann Arbor - All-
American City for All." Support-
ers collected enough money to buy
the protesters' lunch which was
passed through a briefly un-
chained door.
Fleming termed the demands
"very reasonable and constructive
proposals" in a general statement
See BLACK, Page 5

the fact that their terms have
expired. City Council voted Mon-
day night to maintain them in
office after a walkout by the four
Democratic councilmen prevented
the appointment of ten new super-
visors.
Wheeler. who filed the suit as a
)NFLICT'

Resources has set up an environ- in a numerical sense.We cannot.
mental simulation system, called predict attitudes or feelings. This
the Michigan Educational Train- is a mathematical modeling ofI
ing and Research Operation people and of dwelling space," he
(M.E.T.R.O.) to be used in met- adds.
ropolitan planning. M.E.T.R.O. was formed as a
Program originator and director joint project with Michigan State.
Richard Duke explains that The initial computer system was
set up in Lansing and was moved
to Ann Arbor January 1.

computer as they are made. The
computer processes them and is-
sues the results, predicting what
effect player's solutions would
have on actual city problems.

Canham To Relinquish Business

By HOWARD KOHN
Executive Sports Editor
Don Canhami, a pretty good amateur
photographgr, shot a film clip of German
track meets in the summer of 1945 to use
in coaching his Michigan track team.
The film, which cost Canham only $250
to produce, impressed several American
track coaches who bought copies to show
to their teams.
From that inauspicious beginning, Can-
ham built a multi-million dollar business,
Don Canham Enterprises Inc., which now
manufactures and sells sports equipment,
playground equipment and elementary-level
teaching aids.
But Canham has agreed to give up the
entire business, except for its legacy, to be-
come the University's next athletic direc-

name yet to be determined, will be man-
aged by the trust group until Canham's
death. Then it will revert back to his heirs.
Regent Fred Matthai, Jr. said the reason
the Regents stipulated a lifeterm trust
rather than a career-term trust was to
prevent the possibility of Canham using
the athletic directorship to cultivate busi-
ness contacts which he might capitalize
on if he quit the directorship.
Canham will have no voice in the man-
agement of the business and will receive
no profits or stock dividends or be charged
with any losses.
The only money-making avenue open to
Canham will be through the sale of shares
of stock, a possibility Canham said he may
use. Net result of such a sale, however,
would only be a reduction in the inheritance
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Duke said the newly instituted
PhD program provided a "strong
inducement to move the operation
-here."
M.E.T.R.O. is located at 420:
Church Street in the basement ?f
new office buildings there. Duke
said the operation is financed
through grants from different
i agencies which total about $50,000
a year for various aspects of the
program.
The Ford Foundation has spon-
sored the technical personnel: the
federal department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD)
has supplied needed data foi the
IBM 130 computer and the Na-
tional Science Foundation an:
General Electric have provided
necessary equipment.
M.E.T.R.O. is set up "like war
games". Duke explains. The IBM
computer simulates a city envir-
onment and subjects react to the
environment by "playing a game"
with the computer.
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