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SACUA'S MEETINGS:
FACULTY ELITISM
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Vol. LXXX, No. 109 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 10, 1970 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

POLI SCI DISPUTE:

Council

TFs continue
moratorium
By HARVARD VALLANCE
An ad hoc organization of about 75 political science
graduate students and teaching fellows voted overwhelmingly
yesterday to continue the "moratorium" on teaching recita-
tion sections this week.
The moratorium, which started yesterday, will be called;
Off for "tactical reasons" next week, the students decided. It
will resume Feb. 23 if the departmental executive committee
does not agree to retract its decision to reduce its budgetary
allocation for next year's teaching fellowships.
If resumed, the moratorium will continue "until the'
executive committee of the department agrees to return to
he status quo" which existed before the decision to cut the

approves

new,

tenants

rights

housing

ordinance

March,-set
V1 '
O sup
Panthers
By LARRY LEMPERT
A coalition of groups in the Ann
arbor community is organizing a
march tomorrow in support of na-
tional Black Panther leader Huey
P. Newton and six Ann Arbor
Black Berets arrested last August.
The march from the Diag to the
Washtenaw County Bldg. will pro-
t alleged repression of the Black
Mnther party.
Tomorrow, the California State
Supreme Court will hear the ap-
peal of Newton, minister
of defense of the Black Panther
party. He is appealing a conviction
of voluntary manslaughter on
charges of killing an Oakland,
flif. policeman.
Tomorrow also marks the begin-
ning of the trial, of the "Ann Ar-
bor Six", the Black Berets who are
facing charges stemming from a
police raid last August on the
Black Beret office in downtown
Ann Arbor. Some Berets are af-
$~iated with the Panthers.
Marchers will walk through a
section of the black community
of Ann Arbor on their way to the
County Bldg. where the march
will end in a rally.
Speakers at the rally include
elude Terry Dryer and Donnetta
Nrewer of the Black Berets. Miss
Brewer was arrested at the police
raid in Chicago last December in
which Fred Hampton and Mark
Clark of the Illinois Black Pan-
thers were killed.
The demonstration is part of a
nationwide protest called for by
thers to support Newton's ap-
real.
The Free Huey P. Newton Coali-
,ion, organizing the march, includ-
s the Black Panther Party, the
lack Berets, Black Students Un-
on (BSU), Students for a Demo- ,
ratio Society (SDS), and Stu- '
ent Government Council (SGC),
ong other groups.
Black Panther supporters be-
ye that the charges againstI
ewton and the six berets are both
stances of the repression which
ey claim is coming down on the
ack revolutionary group.
Richard Feldman of SDS, one
the organizers for the march,
'ged the community to "show
lidarity." Referring to the Black
rets on trial, he said, "Unless
ere is a lot of public pressure,
ey can railroad everyone t
trough. But with public demon- t
rations, you can sometimes
ance the verdict."
The incident in August with the
lack Berets began when two
lice officers attempted to arrest
avid Hunter, a Beret in front of t
e Black Beret office on Ann St.
unter was wanted for an alleged
role violation.

funds was made last October.
The teaching fellows decided to
hold classes next week to give the
department's executive committee
time to reconsider its decision and
to assess the effectiveness of the
students' action.
aProf. Samuel Eldersveld, chair-
man of the political science de-
partment, said late yesterday that
he had "no word yet" on how
many scheduled recitations were
not held.
However, John Pammet, 'presi-
dent of the Graduate Student As-
sociation in Political Science, es-
timated that all of the depart-
ment's teaching fellows would
support the moratorium.
Eldersveld said that any decision
as to what disciplinary measures,
if, any, would be brought against
the teaching fellows wouldnbe
taken up today by the executive
committee in its regular weekly
meeting.
This week's action was designed
to "demonstrate our capability for
collective action, and may be
coupled on Feb. 23 with a mora-
torium conducted by political
science research assistants as well
as a boycott of classes by gradu-
ate students," one student said.
A motion to boycott graduate
political science classes this week
was defeated because the students
believed that attending classes was
the "best way to raise the issue
among our peers."
Protesting graduate students will
attempt to discuss the controversy
in their classes this week. While
no plans were made to disrupt the
classes, a spokesman for the group
predicted that "harsh words would,
be exchanged if we were denied a
reasonable amount of time to dis-
cuss the issue."
He added that the matter had
already been discussed with un-,
dergraduates in their recitation
sections last week and that teach-
ing fellows would not try to bring
up the issues at undergraduate
lectures
A "tactics committee" formed
See TFs, Page 7
Gbhicago
By JENNY STILLER
Daily News Analysis
Special To The Daily
CHICAGO--The defense rested
its case in the Chicago conspiracy
trial yesterday, bringing to a close
the presentation of evidence in'
this precedent-shattering case. I
Closing arguments will begin
this morning, when the prosecu-
tion will attempt to convince the
jury that the seven defendants
did in fact conspire to cross state
lines to incite a riot at the Demo-
cratic Convention of 1968.
It is expected that the summa-
tions will end and the jury will*
begin its deliberations late Thurs-
day afternoon or early Friday

By TOM WIEDER
Cit yCouncil last night
approved a new housing code
which greatly increases pro-
tection of tenants' rights. The
most important provision of
the new code provides for a
daily $5 fine of landlords who Y K
fail to correct code violations.
The new housing code stipulates
that building officials periodically
inspect all Ann Arbor housing. All
apartments will be inspected every
two years and single family dwell-
ings every five years.
Inspections will also continue to
be done in response to tenants.
complaints.4
If a building's certificate of
compliance has not been issued
or has been suspended due to ma-
jor or minor code violations, a
tenant may pay his rent into an
escrow account established by the
In addition, the housing code Mayor Robert Harris
states that the establishment of a
city escrow account "shall not be
construed to prohibit the with- F B 6T I L
holding of rent and the payment . 26 TRIAL:
of said rent into a privately estab-'

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
Back to the paintbrushes?
... and the battle goes on. The People had just claimed victory Saturday night as a University of-
ficial revealed that the Plant Department would not change People's Plaza back to "Regents." But
come Monday morning a new combatant had entered the battle-apparently the engineering col-
lege for now the sign reads "Engin Plaza." Canadian Blue Panthers, where are you?
CLOSED SESSION:
SACUA ends meetig
after students enter

lished account."
Any withheld rent will be paid
to the landlord "upon presenta-
tion to the building official of re-
pair bills or other proof that re-
pairs have been made."
The $5 fine will be levied against
the landlord for every day a viola-
tion exists beyond the time al-
lotted to correct it.
Although there has been discus-I
sion on amendments to the former
housing code for almost two years,
the proposal for the new ordi-
nance was only passed on its first

j t
Feldman pleads not
guilty at hearing
By W. E. SCHROCK
Richard Feldman, '71, a member of Students for a Demo-
cratic Society, yesterday pleaded not guilty to a charge of
creating a contention during the block-in of a recruiter from
the DuPont Corp. in the West Engineering Bldg. on Jan. 29.
Arraigned in Ann Arbor District Court early yesterday
morning, Feldman was ordered by Judge Pieter Thomassen to
appear for a jury trial Feb. 26. He is now free on $25 bond.
Meanwhile, the course of action the University will take
against other students involved in recent protests remained
unknown yesterday.
University plans concerning possible revocation of gov-
ernment sponsored scholarships and loans of students con-
victed in the LSA sit-in in,

reading last November. It was
By ROB BIER next meeting, but the students member of International Social- passed then and last night unani-
The Senate Advisory Committee rejected the proposal. , ists, explained the reason for the hmousr
on University Affairs (SACUA) "We have ,been talking about disruption to some of the SACUA ITordinancis ault of
yesterday adjourned its meeting opening up this meeting for members. "You do not have a work by council's housing com-
yestrdayadjorne itsmeetngmittee and consultations with the
five minutes after it began rather years," one of the students said. right to hold a meeting which is Ann Arbor Tenants Union, land-
than allow a small group of stu- After the meeting adjourned, closed when you are making de-'lords, realtors, tenants, and various
acigSCAcara Po.Icisions which affect us," he said,.odratrtnns n aiu
dents to attend the traditionally acti SACUA chairman Prof.ials
closed session. James Hayward of the dental Hayward replied that many I Councilman Len Quenon (D-
The decision to adjourn follow- school said, "We don't feel threat- matters dealt with by the commit- Second Ward), chairman of the
ed a sometimes vigorous debate ened at the moment. We'll work tee were strictly faculty concerns. committee, said the result of the
between the students and severalI something out." "That's great," said Eric Chest- combined efforts "is an excellent
faculty members prior to the However, the students stayed in er Grad "you are the ones who ordinance tailored to Ann Arbor's
meeting being called to order. the Administration Bldg. confer- decide if we have an interest and needs."
Law Prof. Robert Knauss, vice ence room to make further plans then let us in on it. We are de- The ordinance was passed after
chairman of SACUA, offered to for attending SACUA meetings. manding the right to know so the addition of numerous tech-
have the question of open meet- In the discussion before the that we can make that decision nical changes in the amendments
ings placed on the agenda of the brief meeting, Peter Denton. a ourselves." and a brief discussion of the whole
- = Wein--ordinance. Councilman James
History Prof. Gerhardt Wein- Stephenson (D-Third Ward), des-
berg, a SACUA member, then said, pite his "yes" vote, questioned
tr iala w y e rs "You're entitled to the view' that whether the law is workable.
you're right and we're entitled to Quenon was sharply critical of
the view that you're wrong." the old housing code. "Enforce-
* SGC President Marty McLaugh- ment powers have been weak to
lin replied that "as long as you say the least," he said. "Too many
closed doors, Fleming and the ad- of these lenient provisions and
ministration will be able to con- have allowed housing code viola-
morning, but in this madhouse of The prosecution's case rests al- tinue their repressive tactics tions to remain even when there
a court, the only thing that is most exclusively on the testimony against students." was an immediate danger to health
ever certain is that things will of police undercover agents as- There was s o m e confusion and safety."
not go according to anyone's plans. signed to ingratiate themselves in- among SACUA members when the The local regulation is stronger
Judge Julius Hoffman has ruled to the defendants' friendship and students first arrived. Several, in- than current state laws dealing
that each side will have seven then report their activities back cluding Hayward, were .not aware with tenants' rights and landlord
hours to present its closing argu- to headquarters. that SACUA meetings are closed responsibility.
ments, which are ,almost sure to And since most of the non-po- not only to students, but faculty The state law, originally drafted
be punctuated by lawyers' objec- lice witnesses seem to be persons, as well. Hayward was in the pro- by Mayor Robert Harris and Uni-
tions and perhaps by defendants' such as a number of reporters cess of trying to find a larger versity law students provides for
outbursts. whose salaries are paid by the conference room so that the stu- rent withholding for major code
The trial may well be record- ultra - conservative Chicago Tri- dents could be accommodated, violations. The new law would al-
breaking in sheer volume alone. bune, who have a vested interest when SACUA secretary Chi Chi low rent withholding for minor of-
Lasting nearly four and a half in sending the seven radicals to Lawson informed him of the fenses as well as major infrac-
months to date, the jury has heard jail, the value the jury will assign policy. tions.
over 500 hours of testimony by to their testimony is in doubt--
over 190 witnesses filling literally especially since it is contradicted,
thousands of pages of official by the evidence of several thou-'
transcript. sand feet of television film.

September were also unclear.
Richard Ryan, a local attorney
employed by the University to
handle demonstration cases, re-
cently reported to University Pres-
ident Robben Fleming = possible
courses of action against students
involved in certain recent SDS-
sponsored activities.
In a letter dated Feb. 6, Ryan
assured Fleming that there is
"sufficient evidence against thir-
teen students to proceed in one
forum or the other" and that in
the specific case of Feldman, "the
evidence justified prosecution un-
der the contention statute."
Ryan also said that in t h e
cases of the other twelve, it ,is
"clearer if you proceed under in-
ternal regulations." The letter list-
ed SGC rules and "their counter-
part in the colleges" as a possible
basis for prosecution of the twelve.
The letter does not make clear
why the University should act
against Feldman in civil court ra-
ther than "under internal regula-
tions" as recommended for t h e
others. The letter also does not re-
veal the names of the other twelve
students.
The University has not announc-
See FELDMAN, Page 7

Mobe plans
new protests
The New Mobilization Commit-
tee to End the War in Vietnam
yesterday announced a t h r e e-
month campaign of rallies, picket-
ing and demonstrations to pro-
test repression and war spending.
In February the focus of t h e
campaign will be on repression of
civil rights, in March on the draft,
and in April on war spending.
Plans outlined at a news con-
ference included organized draft
card turn-ins during the week of
March 16-22, and demonstrations
at induction centers, draft boards
and recruiting centers on March
19.
"The March 19 demonstrations
may include non-violent civil dis-
obedience such as sit-ins or chair-
ins" said Mrs. Trudy Young, co-
ordinator of projects for the com-
mittee.
"Draft cards collected will be
brought to Senator John C. Sten-
nis (D-Miss) at the start of his
See MOBE, Page 7

AND TORN

government admits ulans to raid

Much of this film-as well as
two key witnesses and documents
such as the Walker Report-has
been excluded by Hoffman,.on one

The saga of a mutilated ID

lack Panther party

WASHINGTON VP) - The In-
nal Revenue Service confirmed
sterday that its agents wanted
raid a Black Panther headquar-
rs in Se'attle last month but
anged their plans at the request
the city police.
RS Commissioner Randolph
Thrower, in a statement, in ef-
t confirmed what Seattle Mayor
es Uhlman said earlier..,Without
iming the agency, Uhlman said
st week that a federal law en-
rcement agency had asked his

January "indicating probable cause
of criminal violations of the fed-
eral gun laws by certain persons
in Seattle who were believed to be
members of the Black Panthers."
He added, "This evidence was
reviewed by the office of the Unit-
ed States attorney in Seattle and
it was agreed that there was prob-
able cause for the issuance of a
search warrant.
"On that basis, the IRS in-
vestigators discussed and reviewed
with officials of the Seattle police

aground or another, from being in-
troduced as evidence for the de-:
Seattlefense.j
SSeattle Nonetheless, the defense lawyers'
have managed to bring before the
jury an intriguing selection of
Uhlman said he refused to co- leftists and not-so-leftists, clergy-
operate because the Panthers have men and professors, gurus and
only about nine active members folk-rock celebrities.
in Seattle, adding "They need a They have even managed to in-
cause and I'm not .going to give troduce into the court record.
them one." through witness Allen Ginsberg.
The 34-year-old mayor added: what may well be the first use of
"The position I'm taking is that Sanskrit in the history of the na-
we're not going to have any 1932 tion's courts.
Gestapo-like raids against anyone. But neither defense lawyers,
If you pick a group like the Pan- William Kunstler and Leonard
thers and do it, then you do it to Weinglass, nor the government
someone else." attorneys Thomas Foran andI
In an interview, Uhlman criti- Richard Schultz have had any-

~9.
STe g KICd .GAN.
The good ..

By NADINE COHODAS
Doing the wash at the nearest laundro-
mat need only be a 55-cent venture,
But a small oversight can turn it into a
$5 experience if the oversight is leaving
your ID card in some dirty pocket.
One trip through the wash machine and
the little 2 by 3 inch card is cracked, bent
and rejected as your representative for the
libraries' check-out computers and as proof
of existence to cash a check.
Room 1560, LSA Bldg. cures the prob-
lem, however. All you need to do is stop
off at Window A on the first floor of the
LSA Bldg. and tell the nice lady £he';e yor.
problem.

But apparently there is a way to beat
the system. If a library worker says your
ID won't work in the machine, he or she
usually gives you a slip noting the card
cannot be used. This should entitle you to
a new ID free of charge.
"The library sends them over hand over
fist;" claims Mrs. Monniner. So every now
and then, she says, she tries to remind
library workers of the negligence vs. nor-
mal wear and tear criteria and warns that
a library notice does not guarantee a free
ID.
Window A is the first checkpoint for
mutliated ID's. There, the person on duty
tries to decide just how the card was mut-

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