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Si r iAan


Generally a cloudy and black
day, especially in Chicago

Vol .LXXX, No. 1 14Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 15, 1970 Ten Cents

Eight Page

Minority admissions



"In my generation a liberal com-
pletely ignored race, made no men-
tion of it," says Vice President and
Dean of Graduate Studies Stephen
' Spurr, "That would Dave been dis-
criminatory. Now everyone mentions
The concern is no longer a matter
of courtesy but of necessity-adrniin-
istrators and students have found
they have to talk about race if minor-
ity group students are to be given an
equal chance at the University.
But administrators are talking
about funds while students are talk-
ing about priorities.
President Robben Fleming present-
ly is studying the Black Action Move-
ment (BAM) demands for increase in
the number of minority students and

has said finding funds to implement
them will be "difficult."
Spurr is unwilling to make an es-
timate on how big an increase the
Univesity will be able to afford. "It
all adds up to big money, most of
which will have to come out of the
University's own funds," he says. "It
all depends on what the legislature
does and what tuition will be."
"I feel skeptical when I hear that
the University doesn't have enough
money," says Henry Clay, a BSU
member. "I feel that the University
has to rearrange its priorities. It has
enough money to admit more stu-
dents and properly fulfill its re-
sponsibilities to minority groups."
The University has no way of de-
termining how many minority group
students are presently enrolled-it is

prohibited by law to require infor-
mation on applications which would
indicate race.
The most accurate figures avail-
able are those compiled in the fall
of 1968, when the University asked
regiestering students to volunteer
minority group information. Out of
a total of, 38,021 students, 797 identi-
fied themselves as black, 312 Oriental,
43 American Indian, and 30 with
Spanish surnames. About 7,000 stu-
dents either did not formally reg-
ister or did not respond to the ques-
Pointing out the significance of the
figures, obtained, from the University
Office of Human Relations Affairs, is
now passe among an increasing num-
ber of administrators, students, and
faculty members.

It is common enough to say that
the number of minority group stu-
dents is small-the University ad-
ministrators have been. saying that
for years.
"I believe we were one of the first
universities to start dealing with the
problem before the pressure from the
black communityistarted," says
Spurr, "before Birmingham and
The University is spending this
year about $856,000 on minority group
students. This reaches about 580 stu-
dents-$670,000 of it is spent for
472 Opportunity Award students.
The Opportunity Award program
began with 70 students in 1962 and
was designed to handle financial aid.
recruiting, and supportive services
for minority students.

The program provides for one re-
cruiter and a supportive services
office, which offers counselling and
tutoring, staffed by three full-time
workers and two students.
According to Director of Financial
Aid Ronald Brown, those receiving
financial aid have a financial "pack-
age" worked out for them, consisting
of family contributions, summer and
winter part-time earnings and grants
or loans from the university, de-
pending upon need,
In addition, some of the individual
schools and colleges have their own
recruiting programs or have changed
admissions policies to better provide
for minority students.
Engineering College Associate Dean
Joseph Eisley, for example, has been
visiting high schools explaining the

engineering program and8
requirements, The departme
to expand the efforts, and i
plans for contacting the stt
a younger age and followi
through high school, offer
seling and academic aids. T
also has hired a special cour
its opportunity award stude
The literary college has n
recruiting plans, according
missions committee secretai
Whaley, but it has decide
mit 100 so-called "high ri
dents next year, including t
ber within its regular er
quota, if the funds are aval
"High risk" students are t
are admitted on the basis
recruiter's evaluation of t
tential and don't have the;

fun ding
admission qualifications for success here--the
ent hopes Scholastic Aptitude test and grade
s making point average, which are believed
udents at discriminatory by a number of pro-
ing them fessors.
ng coun- When discussing the proposal, ad-
'he school mission committee members express
nselor for concern for the need for effective
nts. supportiveservices-counseling and
io special academic assistance, and contingent
to ad- to the admission of the student are
ry Glenn the funds for these needed services.
!k to ad- "To just bring them in an6 leave
sk" stu- them alone is a cruel thing," says
,he num- Whaley. "It may mean just another
nrollment failure."
ilable. The committee members are also
hose who concerned about segregatory effects
of the special aid programs might have, "A
heir po- special curriculum is understand-
standard See LACK, Page 8



-Daily-Dave Schindell

Students form group
to save environment

SDS plans
for protest
after verdict
Students for a Democratic Society has
planned militant action in response to the
verdict in the Chicago conspiracy trial, in-
cluding possible trashing of businesses and
courtrooms, sources said yesterday.
In a me g of all local SDS collectives
Thursday n'ght, members discussed possible
courses of action in response to the Chicago
7 trial and possible disruptions that may
follow the Huey Newton benefit for Sunday
night in the Union, the sources said.
SDS member Richard Feldman last night
denied tha4 any explicit action has been.
planned. He said that when the jury gives
its verdict, there are planned demonstra-
tions by local groups including marches and
possible packing of courtrooms,
Feldman added, however, that "when the
verdict comes in there are going to be
plenty of angry people" and that they "may
want to tear up Ann Arbor." He said that
although he does not see SDS or himself
initiating such action, he would not find it
Although sources said SDS planned to Defend
meet with black radical leaders concerning
possible "trashings" following the Huey
Newton benefit, Feldman said that if such 1T
meeting took place, no plans for trashings New
were made.,
Feldman did, however, say that if the
5,000 or so people who attended the benefit d ra,
decide to go outside and take to the streets,
members of SDS would not get up and By CA
argue them out of doing so. and
SDS is having an all-collective meeting spe
tonight to finalize goals and tactics for the CLEVELAND
rest of this term. They will discuss racism activists from a]
and the Ann Arbor 6, environment pollu- yesterday in an;
tion, women's liberation, University policy ous political fa
on recruitment, ROTC, war research, minor- the Student Mol
ity admissions and "oppression of the youth on one main is
and their culture." the war in Vietn
In the meeting members of local collec- A main goal o
tives will probably decide on whether such offensive, schedu
tactics as recruiter harassment and trash- Addressing las
ings will continue. politician Dick





7 t

Representatives from 24 universities and
colleges in Michigan and surounding states
last night established a committee to plan
a regional coalition of students to help in
the fight against environmental problems.
The committee, asked to investigate how
such a coalition might be organized and
what functions it could perform, will make
a report to another meeting of the student
representatives during the University's
teach-in on the environment March 11-14.
"This central coordinatingagrouphas a
tremendous potential for action and for
zeroing in on the activism of students on
environmental issues," said Bill Manning
of Environmental Action for Survival (EN-
ACT), the group organizing the University
The proposal for a- coalition came at the
end of a day-long ENACT conference in
which students and teachers from as far
away as New Hampshire learned some of
the fine points of planning environmental
Over 150 participants listened to speakers,
rapped with ENACT committee chairman.
attended workshops and learned from each



other the best approaches to problems in-
volved in organizing environmental action
About 150 colleges and universities across
the country are planning teach-ins for
April 22. Because this coincides with the Uni-
versity's final exam period, the local pro-
gram is in March.
"We hope that we can learn from you
and you can learn from us," Natural Re-
sources Prof. Spencer Havlick said in open-
ing the afternoon session of the conference.
President Robben Fleming welcomed those
attending the meeting, saying he believes
that significant breakthroughs can. be made
in solving environmental problems if they
are faced realistically.
"But the present enthusiasm can be a
very temporary, ephemeral thing," Fleming
added. "You cannot cure these problems
without an organized, sustained drive."
ENACT co-chairman Doug Scott gave the
main speech of the afternoon, describing how
ENACT was founded and what students and
faculty at other campuses can do to pre-
serve the quality of life.
Scott said that the envirohmental move-
See ECOLOGY, Page 8

-Associated Press
Wants Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin
student anti-war group
ws 3,000 to Cleveland,

Jury begins
to deliberate
Special To The Daily
CHICAGO - As the 'Chicago 7' trial jury
retired to begin its deliberations yesterday,
Judge Julius J. Hoffman handed down sent-
ences of summary contempt for four of
the defendants. The remaining three, plus
both defense lawyers, will also be sent to
prison today.
The jury ended its deliberations at 10
p.m. last night without a verdict and re-
turned to their hotel. The 10 women and
two men are scheduled to resume delibera-
tions again at 9:30 this morning.
The sentenced were Dave Dellinger, Ren-
nie Davis, Tom Hayden and Abbie Hoff-
man. All were cited for summary con-
tempt on a number of counts, the sentenc-
es for those counts to run consecutively.
Dellinger was sentenced to a total of
two years, four months and 16 days, for
32 counts of contempt. Davis received a
sentence of 25 months, 19 days for 23
Hayden's sentence for 11 counts will be 14
months and 14 days. Hoffman was sentenc-
ed to a total of five months for 23
counts of contempt.
The judge cited the men for summary
contempt, choosing to let the sentences of
one day to six months per count run con-
secutively. Since the charge is summary
and not felonious contempt, no jury trial
is required.
Judge Hoffman denied bail pending ap-
peal of the contempt citation. He also
overruled defense objections to the use
of summary contempt after the trial had
ended - which action defense Attys. Wil-
liam Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass charg-
ed was improper and illegal.
After spending most of the day listening
to the charges -against four of the de-
fendants, the judge announced he would
deal with the remaining three - J e r r y
Rubin, Lee Weiner and John Froines - as
well as with Kunstler and Weinglass, this
Before charging the defendants with con-
tempt, Hoffman explained his actions. He
said the defendants' and lawyers' behavior
in the courtroom was disorderly and "must
be punished if our judicial system is to sur-
See JURY, Page 8
City primiary
on Monday
Candidates for the April City Council
election will be chosen tomorrow as three.of
Ann Arbor's five wards hold primary elec-
tions. Polls will be opened from 7 a.m.
until 8 p.m.
In the First Ward, LaVerne Hill and Tom
Dennis Hilbert are battling for the Repub-
lican nomination. The winner will face in-
eumbent Democratic Councilman John
Lois Owens is running against James

ecial To The Daily
- Over 3,000 anti-war
.1 over the country met here
attempt to unite their vari-
ctions under the banner of
bilization Committee (SMC)
ssue-an immediate end to
of the conference is a springj
uled for the week of April 13.
t night's meeting, comedian-
Gregory called on the stu-

Most people are keenly interested in any informa-
tion or opinions pertaining to themselves. Very few
people like to have such information recorded and
filed for others to see.
'Likes' are not 'rights', however, and like it or
not, much information about students is recorded
and filed in numerous campus offices for "others"
to see.
The exact whereabouts of many of those files, the
contents therein and the persons who have access to
them are, to a very large extent, unknown except to
the person(s) maintaining the individual files.
But things may be changing.
The University Civil Liberties Board Tuesday night

dent organizations to the
tivities Committee.

Board sets.


dents "to leave with unity equal to the
dedication you show now. "You have the
power and the strength to bring this country
to its knees."
Dan Gurewitz; SMC national staff mem-
bei',spoke ondthe goals of theconference,
saying "no demonstration will end this
war. The one we plan will only be a part
of a continuous mobilization to organize
all facts of the anti-war movement into
an effective force.
"Those of us here today," he continued,
"are merely the surface of an iceberg
which will force our country out of Viet-
The conference began Friday night with a'
meeting of the SMC national steering com-
mittee, which planned the agenda and rules
for the meeting.
The recommendations of the steering com-
mittee were adopted at the introductory
session of the conference without much of
the haggling that has characterized mass
conventions of radical student groups in the
past, noted Gurewitz.
After the introductory meeting students
split into many special interest workshops
discussing such topics as GI rights, high
school organizing, the rights of homosexuals
and tax resistance.
Workshop groups were encouraged to for-
mulate specific proposals related to their
topics and present these proposals to the
conference, and several of the proposals'
were in fact adopted by the conference.t
Workshops, however, tended to slide into

House Un-American Ac-

A campus-wide controversy ensued in regard not
only to the administration's handling of the sub-
poena, but in its very holding of such information
as organizational membership lists. The question that
surfaced at the time was, does the University have
the right to file such information?
Since that time a host of other questions have
emerged. What type of information is held? Who
has access to the information? Are the rights of stu-
dents being observed in the retaining and main-
taining of the information?
It was a result of these issues that the Civil
Liberties Board came into being. Proposed by the
Senate Assembly, the Board was -conceived as a stu-

The policy is intended to cover those files which
are assembled by the normal execution of official
University functions'and which are available to peo-
ple other than those initially assembling the records.
The main offices involved include the Office of
Student Affairs, placement offices, the LSA Counsel-
ing Office, the Registration Records office and the
Rackham Graduate Records Office.
But the complete list is as long as that of collages,
departments and sub-divisions in the University. A
conservative estimate by one of the board members
places the number of such permanent files at 200.
"Potentially, of course," says board member zool-
ogy Prof. Tom Moore, "every faculty member and
teaching fellow would hold records of a transitory na-
ture for their own personal reference."

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