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Mild and windy,
fair tonight

Vol. LXXVIII, No. 162

Ann Arboor, Michigan, Friday, April 12, 1968

Seven Cents

Eighteen Pages





anSplen dored

Speaking to the Washtenaw
C o u n t y Democratic executive
board, Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey
said, "As sheriff I'm not a Repub-
lican or a Democrat. I have no
party at all."
Harvey's actions as sheriff leave
no doubt that he is independent-
independent of almost. everyone:
He has alienated his own county,
board of supervisors, his own state
sheriff's association and even his
own deputies. His whole record as
sheriff is a documentary of con-
Harvey was recently the target
of severe criticism for his admin-
istration of the county jail. In
February, Harvey came under at-
tack' for the jail's "incorrigible
cell"-an 88-inch by 66-inch cell
withodt' bed or di'ain-for "pris-

oners who assault an officer, fight
with or.sexually attack other pris-
oners, or destroy county proper-
Among its inmates have been
University anti-war protesters. The
State' Department of Correction
ordered the sheriff to close the cell
about a month ago,
But the jail has serious prob-
lems other than the "incorrigible
cell." Many have called it "Wash-
tenaw County's chamber of hor-
Former inmate Lonzo Joplin, in
testimony before the Washtenaw
County Circuit Court on Jan. 22,
said "usual" activity by the jail's-
inmates includes "horsing around.
fooling around and having fun."
Joplin, Teddy , Durham and
Leonard England were all con-
victed for "horsing around"-felo-

pious assault against a fellow in-
mate while they were in the coun-
ty jail.
David Osborne, 18,. was in jail
for breaking and entering and was
placed in Cell 103. Later he was
transferred to Cell 101 where Dur-
ham, who has previous convictions
for breaking and entering and
statuatory rape, was awaiting trial
on a charge of armed robbery.
Durham and his two cellmkes,
England and Joplin, took Os-
borne's coverall, strung them
through the cell bars and hung
Osborne by the neck for two hours.
When finally discovered by jail
attendants, Osborne was uncon-
scious. He was not taken to the
hospital until the next day.
In testimony before the court
Osborne recalled, "I was hung by
my neck from the bars, thrown

in the shower with my clothes on
(and) burned on the hand,. ."
Osborne further claimed he was
kicked and punched "in the head,
in the side, and in the back" by
fellow prisoners.
In a similar incident dn Aug. 20,
1966, a prisoner committed sodomy
on an 18-year-old in jail on
charges of larceny.
According to later testimony,
three inmates hung a blanket in
front of the bars, blocking the
view into the cell. Under question-
ing, the victim said he struggled
but did not call for help because
the turnkey would not have re-
sponded to his cries.
Harvey's ,jail also houses con-
victs brought from Jackson State
Prison as witnesses for trials held
in Ann Arbor. One such prisoner
was Tommy Threat, convicted of

armed robbery in Ann Arbor. He
was serving' his sentence when
the court ordered him back as a
He was turned over to Sheriff
Harvey temporarily who promptly
made him a trustee---a prisoner
who is allowed to work outside the
jail several days a month. The
folowing da, Threat and another
man walked out of the jail and
left town.
Threat was recently captured in
California and charged with
Harvey has modernized the
county sheriff's office, but many
say his improvements are too ex-
pensive for their limited mert.
He has added bigger patrol cars,
new personnel at increased sala-
ries, and afforded his deputies
training in judo and riot control.

His budget has almost doubled
since he first began as sheriff.
The almost $1 million sheriff
office's budget prompted County
Board of Supervisors chairman
Bent Nielsen to question the size
of the appropriation in his May 9
State of the County message.
Nielsen said, "It is our duty to
determine exactly why law en-
forcement has become .so much
more expensive here than else-
Nielsen noted the county pays
65 per cent more in taxes for the
operation of the sheriff's depart-
ment than the average Michigan
county and 23 per cent above the
per-capita cost in the next highest
Monroe county.
Nielsen questioned whether "the
quality and degree of police pro-
See MEET, Page 6

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Douglas J., Harvey

- Students Form
Kennedy Group


By MICHAEL THORYN Students for Kennedy was form-
Students for McCarthy, the group ed as a result of a political science
that. organized over 700 Univer- research project done last year
sity students to work for the by Goldman and Miss Epstein on
senator in the Wisconsin primary, the campaigrr techniques of John
has a rival. Kennedy. They interviewed Rob-
Michigan Students for Kennedy, ert Kennedy in the course of their
initiated by Leslie Goldman, '70L, research. The day after. the sen-
and Judy Epstein, '68. has sign- ator announced his candidacy, one
ed up about 260 students to spend, of his aides called them and ask-
the two weeks before the May 7 ed them to form a group to sup-
Indiana primary working for the port the senator's campaign.
New York senator.' The group's, first action was to
There is a meeting in Indiana place a personal ad for workers
today to organize student workers in The Daily. "The response was
coming f r o m Michigan a n d amazing," Goldman said. "I got
Illinois. 150.names in the first four days."
He attributed this success to Ken-
nedy's , popularity rather than
Coeds- It,,.the power of Daily advertisements.
A Kennedy table in the fish-
bowl has since collected between
$300 and $400. Buttons are not
vet available. Dave Mangan chair-
man of Students for McCarthy,
expects 50 students to work full-
time for McCarthy in Indiana
following finals and through the
election and at least 100 others
By DAN SHARE to go on weekends. Charter buses
Residents of a corridor in South will again be provided.
Quadrangle are petitioning in Both the Kennedy and McCarthyi
protest of the University's policy groups will work for their can-
of notifying parents of viotlat ions didates in Michigan. However,
of University rules by their sons chanceg for substantial influence
and daughters. are slight.
The protest is aimed at Thomas No Primary
Fox, director of South Quad, who Unlike Indiana, Michigan does
is sending a letter today to the not have a presidential primary
parents of a girl who had a boy system, but instead uses 'the-dele-
in her room after closing hours. gate system. This means that only
The letter notifies the parents bf selected delegates w i 11 decide
the pending charges before the 'whom the Michigan Democratic
house judiciary. party will support for the presi-
The petition, which Fox had not dential nomination.
formally received as of this morn- Delegates to county conventions,
ing, was signed by 17 of the 21 elected in the Democratic pri-
girls on the corridor where the mary election in August, 1966, in;
violation occurred. Fox said he is turn elect delegates to the state
ignoring the petition in this case. Democratic convention. County
delegates will be reached throuoh,
S No Effect .personal cpntacts and by mail-|
He said that although the peti- ings.

SGC To Consider
Rejoinig NSA
Fi fteen Members Sign Resolution
Sup porting Bursley Againist IHA
Student Government Council last night voted to post-
pone until next fall consideration of a 'proposal to reaffiliate
1 with the National Student Association. It moved to send
two observers to the NSA Congress this summer.
Council had severed ties with NSA last October.
Council was considering the possible re-entry because
some members felt the students could gain valuable sug-
gestions from NSA, for example, in the area of academic
reform, according to SGC member-at-large Sharon Lowen,

Last night's resolution expressed ,"dissatisfaction wit
the present structure and operation" of NSA and it stipu
lated that future representa- * ----
tives should expose any in-
volvement of the organization Dor M CH lds
with the government.c e.
In other action, Council failedI ,s-& 1 #.


-Daily-Andy Sacks
The Hands Reach Out, Waiting for the Touch; Onl a Few Are Successful
KneyApp ealftIt Only Lv

4. m

Feature Editor
LANSING - Women-grown
women-shriek when they see
Bobby Kennedy.
It is an amazing phenomen-
on, very hard to believe until
you see it close up. They groan-
ingly lean across the cyclone
fence, as they did yesterday at
Lansing's Capital City Airport,
extend their arms and close

tion would have no effect now it
could play a major role in rais-
ing the important question of who
actually has the responsibility for~
'Informing parents of the itolations
of minors: the University or the
student judiciary.
John Feidkamp, director of
University housing, said, "If Uni-
versity action is contemplatedl
against, minors we make their
parents aware of the pending ac-
tion." He said the letter is al-
ways "objective and factual"
Currently, Fox, explained, the
policy is that since house judic-'
iaries derive theirauthority from
the Regents, the University is ul-
timately responsible, and respon-'
sibility for informing parents de-
volves on it, rather than the stu-
dents who make and enforce the
Fox said he has conferred with
the,,girl and has made every ef-
fort, short of not sending the let-
ter, to accomodate her needs.
Bad Consequences
The students involved, however,
felt that the letter will have ir-
revocably bad consequences on
the relationship between the girl
and her parents.
The petition circulated among
the residents:
-" Deplores "the blatant dis-;
regard of individual privacy im-
plied in informing parents. or any
other outside party, of the vio-
lation of a University regulation.,
0 Says "the decision regard-

A volunteer committee of 17 faculty members has organized
to raise $50,000 for the establishment of a Martin Luther King
Professorship. -
The committee, under the direction of Prof. Deming Brown
of the Slavic languages department, hopes to raise this amount
entirely through private contributions from faculty, students
and staff members.
The fund will be separate from any official institutional
undertaking of the University'.
In a letter addressed to faculty, staff, and students of the
University, the group indicated the purpose of the professor-
ship was "to indicate the respect of the faculty, staff and stu-
dents of this university for the cause which Martin Luther
King Jr. served, and to perpetuate his memory at the University
of Michigan."
Because of time limitations, the letter states, "We cannot
define precisely, at the present moment, the academic area
which this professorship should embrace. We feel, however, that
It should represent the broad social and human concerns to
which Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life."
The committee is aiming for a May 5. deadline so as to be
able to institute the professorship in the fall term of 1968. The
letter adds, however, "further donations after that date will
be welcome."
Black students who had locked-in the Administration Bldg.
earlier this week had demanded that "a Martin Luther King
Scholarship . .. endowed chair to be filled by a black man" be
Brown said last night that t hee was no relation between
the faculty drive and the black students' demand, and that they
would not necessarily search for a Negro to fill the post.

their eyes waiting for The Great
Man to touch them. Not to
shake their hands, to say a
kind word, or to plant a kiss on
their cheeks - they wait for
him to merely touch them.
Yes, Robert Kennedy and his
campaign are in the best tra-
dition of American politics.
The huge E 1 e k tr a that
zoomed in on an airport nor-
mally used for Piper Cubs and
Cessnas unloaded fifty bodies,
equipped with walkie-talkies
and cameras and slateboards
and megaphones, before the
candidate ever hove into view.
The press entourage on this
fairly routine day-off from vote
chasing in a primary state
(Kennedy and company have
been jumping this week from
Indiana to Nebraska to Oregon
and back) was big and loud
and fairly drunk.
More Than Political
But the traditions were more
than just political. Kennedy
has managed to capture the
beat of pop hero adulation
from activities less lofty than
presidential politics and has,
turned it into a frankly start-
ling coup of vote-gleaning.'
More pictures, Page 2
After the airport, Bobby went
to a luncheon for Lansing Dem-
ocrats and that party's mem-
bers of the state Legislature.
When he walked in, Rep. Daisy
Elliott (D-Detroit), who has
served her constituents as law-
maker in Lansing for some-
thing like six years, shrieked.
Not a shriek of, shock or sur-
prise, but a shriek of honest-to-
God worship.
Good Day
It was a good day in many
respects for the New York Sen-
ator. The speech he delivered to

pockets: his jokes are laughed
at out of politeness and with
little gusto.
And when he stood up at the
speaker's table and gave the
eager audience a full dose of
the back-slapping praise that
political party members love to
heap on each other, Bobby's
aura was somewhat stained. It's
hard to believe he considers
Soapy Williams, sitting in front
with face stern and eyes fixed
in trance-like severity, one of
"the greatest public figures in
the United States."
Attack Definition
Another problem Kennedy
has, and that he managed to
lick yesterday when he actual-
ly addressed issues construc-
tively and with concern, is that
he ishaving trouble defining
his attack.
He cannot attack Lyndon
Johnson now, especially in front
of hard-rock career Democrats.
He can't attack Eugene Mc-
Carthy, because the two con-
tenders agree on everything.
Nor can he attack Richard Nix-
on, not only because Nixon is
not officially the Republican
designee, but also because he
has not said anything vulner-
So Bobby offers his line to
his listeners, and 'you can be
fairly convinced that their
heads are too crammed with
sweet dreams and sugarplums
to: actually hear anything. They
know the man is a winner, and
they need one badly. One re-
cently disgruntled Democrat
told me, "If you think four
years of Lyndon was bad, try
to imagine Pat and Dick in the
White House."
Kennedy and company well-
realize what they must do to
win. Concerned with the reluc-
tance of Eugene McCarthy's

members are seeing to it that
no student's desires or ego go
u n s a t i s f i e d. Grinning and
giggling, leaders of Students for
Kennedy Clubs from campuses
all over the state were herded
into the first reception line
that the de-planing campaigner
faced. They were treated with
honor and, at times, almost-
obsequious respect. And, before
the day was through, they were.
conveniently recruited for a
ca n v a s s i n g drive for next
month's Indiana primary.
Yes, Bobby Kennedy did very
well in Lansing yesterday. If
the Lansing visit is any indi-
cation of things to come, the
first Tuesday after the first
Monday of this coming Novem-
ber is going to make Daisy El-
liott very happy. She'll shriek
herself hoarse.

to act on two resolutions which
would have supported three Uni-
versity housing units which have
refused to pay their Inter-House
Assembly dues. After several
members walked out during de-
bate, lack of a quorum killed the
two proposals.
After the meeting, however, 15
members - a quorum - signed
the two resolutions. One of the
signers was IHA President Steve
The resolutions would have ex-
presseid strong SGC opposition to
punitive measures against'. the
houses, and would have altered
the Council plan to automatically
eliminate IHA's ex-officio seat on
SGC if Assembly recommended
such action.
The houses are Rotvig and
Bartlettin Bursley, and Emanuel
in Oxford.
The resolutions would have
specifically opposed the with-
holding of credits and any plan
to alter the male-female balance
in Bursley.
The Board of Governors of
the Residence Halls last week
voted to withholdcredits upon
the recommendation of IHA.
Steve Brown, president of IHA,
has insisted that such action will
not be taken this term but made
I no comment on alteration of
Bursley's male-female balance.,

Kelsey Men
South Quad Council (SQC) told
Kelsey House residents yesterday
they will have their credits with-
held unless they pay a one dol-
lar per person dues to the coun-
cil by Tuesday.
"Repeated failure" by the Kel-
sey House Steering Council Com-
mittee to pay the one dollar per
resident dues which are assessed
against all South Quad houses
prompted .the action.
Ruth Farrell, "'71, president of
SQC, said the house had the al-
ternative of not organizing and
not paying any dues at all, either
to SQC or their own house gov-
ernment. "When they . voted to
collect dues for themselves and
form their own government," she
said, "council felt they should pay
their share to the quad council,
just like every other house."
Kelsey House residents counter
that their objection to paying
dues was the way SQC handled its
funds. "The council came up with
a budget that is patently ridicu-
lous," Norm Ornstein, Grad, said.
"It showed very poor management
of money."I
Kelsey residents were informed
in a letter yesterday from Miss
Farrell that they must pay their
dues by Tuesday or have their
names turned in to the .registrar's
office with instructions that their
grades be withheld.
The fight began last semiester
when the house first refused to
pay dues to the quad- council.
Council took it to South Quad
Judiciary, where Kelsey at first
failed to appear and was fined.
Within Their Rights
The decision was then' taken
to the Board of Governors by
SQC. The Council was told that
they were within their rights to
withhold the credits.
Council then voted to withhold
those credits of only those indi-
viduals who refused to pay rath-
er than withholding the credits
of all of the members of the house
until the dues were paid in full,
Eight of the residents had paid
their portion of the dues by early
last evening. Miss Farrell indicat-
ed that she had spoken to sev-
eral other house residents who

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