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Vol. LXXX, No. 115 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 17, 1970 Ten Cents

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ATTORNEYS SENTENCED:

Jury deliberation
continues in Chicago.

Faculty unil
requests en

-Associated Press
Defense attorney William Kunstler
tcagotrial sparks,
local,atinlaction
The 'Chicago 7' conspiracy trial proceedings have sparked
protest reaction in Ann Arbor and around the country.
At a meeting yesterday in the Law School, plans were
V made for a discussion tomorrow of Judge Julius Hoffman's
handling of the trial. Students and possibly faculty members
will discuss the legal aspects of Hoffman's rulings. The meet-
ing will also serve as an organizing device for a proposed
picketing of the Federal Bldg. in Detroit later this week or
early next week, in which law students would protest Hoff-

CHICAGO ( - Seven men
remained jailed on contempt :t .. : #::".
charges yesterday while a U.S.
District Court jury deliberated;
for the third day on whether
the men conspired to incite
riots during the 1968 Demo t ; I
cratic National Convention.gI
The jury reached no verdict
and will continue deliberation to sse trse
day..
Thomas P. Sullivan. a Chicagotk
lawyer, yesterday filed withthe,:'RADICAL .' LLEGE :"
U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals .
a notice of appeal on the con- >
tempt judgments levied Saturday
and Sunday by Judge Julius Hoff-
man, against the defendants and_
their legal counsel.
Sullivan said the action is aim-
ed at getting the defendants freer . .'
on bond pending the appeals pro-
ceedings which were expected to
be lengthy. He said an extensive.
brief will be filed with the appeals-Associated Press
court Thursday. sy Sorenson on sifferae
Sentences for the defendants
ranged from 21/2imonths to 21 Theodore Sorensen, former special counsel to the late President John F Kennedy, airs his views on
years. Defense lawyer WilliamI voting yesterday during testimony at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing. The committee is
Kunstler was sentenced to four studying possible amendment to the constitution which would permit 18-years olds to vote. (In the
years and 13 daysin prison and lf b rsgo e U nins T h D Vas Onestepdaeaof ogessd the iin
his colleague, Leonard Weinglass,efacsgrondrmsley.preningswRenrepres-ntaleOneaste ofstdns reei n
also was sentenced Sunday to 20n Democrats last month endorsed recommendations for an 18-year-old vote at their party convention
months and five days. in Detroit.
Kunstler and Weinglass, whose;
commitments were stayed by theR A DI ALor Ods s , ed'
judge until May 4, visited their h 4DI(r AL m OLLEG Es
clients in the federal tier of the
Cook County-Chicago Jail. Judge
Hoffman denied motions to allow
the seven men bond while appeals echmsarnie.nt h gmh
The lawyers told newsmen theydNne culy gIoP
obtained from federal authorities;
permission for Lee Weiner, 31, to1
leave jail for two hours to visit threoratens. class stri~ke
his mother, who was reported to
be in 'very guarded' condition inE
a hospital. The hospital reported B R ENRUiest ayr eietesae1teRdclClee oeblee
some improvement since Sunday. By AT LERNhR snesiylers deciersh stat tead Collrg s So deved
The jury retired from its delib- A new organization, Radical law cutting off aid to protesters is the group should definitely be
erations yesterday at 5:30 p.m.- College, was formed Sunday night constitutional. "open" to anyone who wanted toi
four hours earlier than retirement by 80 members of the University's, The professors in attendance join. Others said that the addition
on previous days. Marshals gave academic staff to formally provide' were representative of a wide ' of students "more experienced"
no reason for the early end to an outlet for collective action by range of departments with mostJ with radical activities would bene-.
deliberations, radical faculty members,.cIng from the literary college, fit the faculty members. {
The jury decides its own hours. After 312 hours of discussion, T he departments included sociol- Some p'rofessors countered that
Although the judge said last week the 40 persons remaining at theI ogy, economics, chemistry and~ the group could be more tactically1
he hoped the jurors would delib-' in e e t i n g drafted a statement computer science. effective as an exclusive faculty
erate until 10 p.m. each night, threatening a "strike of classes"' Although psychology Prof. Rich- body since it could draw on the
prestige they feared would. not be
they are under no obligation to if Students for a Democratic So- and Mann, who chaired the meet- avialfoamxdognzto
do so. ciety is expelled from campus or ing, attempted to coalesce variousavibltoamxdrgnzint
Judge Hoffman told newsmen if scholarships of "various student viewpoints into a cohesive plan of of faculty and students.
last week that he intended, if protesters" are revoked. !action, the group was unable to thataebradluxombrsfestudn t
necessary, to. charge the jury a President Robben Fleming has reach final agreement on its struc- tradicals into lhexgofupdmigt,
second time in an effort to have said he will submit the names ofC ture and priorities. radc"swamp" the acutypmmrho
~~~~~~~"wm"it reach a verdict in the five- students involved in the LSA sit-:! Opinions were especially in vai- a es idrefrst eeo
month trial, in last September to the state ift ance concerning membership inatesigifcndoraiedffacuoeltyac

of

! ~By ROB BIER
Senate Assembly yesterday called for the rejection of t:
present trimester system in favor of a nine-month acadenn
year. The resolution, introduced by psychology Prof. War]
Norman, passed 26-19./
' Assembly's action was taken in response to a. report'
the University Calendar Committee which recommended th
the present system be retained, with minor changes. Howevi
only the Regents can change the calendar, and they have
ready approved the present calendar through August,. 1971.
Assembly Chairman Joseph Payne said yesterday th
"this vote represents the Senate Assembly's reaction to V
Calendar Committee's report." According to Assistant Dean

trimester

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Black psych
students ask
* new policies

d man's actions.
The Committee on Repression
also announced it is sponsoring a
protest against the handling of the
trial. The night the verdict is giv-
en, interested people will meet in
the SAB at 7 p.m. to organize for
a mass demonstration the next
night.
The march will be held no mat-
ter what the trial verdict is.
Meanwhile in New York, more

man of the Calendar Commit-
tee George Hay, President
Robben Fleming was seeking
the Assembly's. reaction to the
report.
He said that Fleming wanted
greater faculty involvement on the
issue than occurred when, the
change to the trimester system
was made five years ago.
Assembly is the University-wide
faculty clecision-making body.
The meaning of Assembly's ac-
tion remained unclear last night.
Norman's resolution did not spe-
cify an alternative calendar, leav-
ing that question open. One an-
swer might lie in a motion by law
Prof. Robert Knauss which calls
on the Assembly to poll the fac-
ulty and "to sample student
opinion."~
But Assembly tabled action on
that motion until its March 16
meeting.
Secretary of the University
Prof. Herbert Hildebrandt said it
would take "considerable" time to
implement the switch.
Criticism of the trimester sys-
tem centered around the question
of whether it provided students
the higest possible quality of edu-
cation. History Prof. and Assem-
bly Member Gerhardt Weinberg
said that "unlike most consumers,
students want less for their money
and we like to give them less for
their money.",
On the other side, supporters of
the trimester system criticized the
"lame duck period" which occur-
red under the old system betweenr
Christmas vacation and final ex-
aminations. Journalism Prof. and
Assembly Member Robert Bishop
pointed to the advantages of the
long summer vacation for both
students and faculty.
Gov. Milliken
subpoenaed
Gov. William Milliken has been
served with a subpoena to appear
as a witness in the LSA Bldg. sit-
in trial of Student Government
Council Executive Vice President
Marc Van Der Hout.
The subpoena, which calls for
Milliken to appear at 8:30 a.m.
today in District Court, was served
on the governor by Steve Nissen,
'70 as Milliken left the capital
building in Lansing yesterday
afternoon.
Aides for the governor would{
only say that Milliken had been
served with a "document" and
that it would be turned over to
legal advisers for their opinion.

Blacks

criticize
By DAVE CHUDWIN
Three black students walked out
of an ENACT steering committee
last night, charging the group with
"tokenism" toward blacks and lack
of concern with urban problems in
planning the March 11-14 teach-in
on .the environment.
Before walking out Randy Lavis,
'71 NR, said he would not organize
a teach-in workshop for ENACT
and added that he and other black
studentsare considering boycot-
ting the teach-in.
He claimed that ENACT had
waited until the last minute to ask
him to run the workshop on black
and urban problems and had only
allocated $500 for that purpose.
"You're spending thousands of
dollars to get people like Arthur
Godfrey-what the hell does he
know about urban problems?"
Davis asked. "We're the ones who
have to live in the environment.
"The black people at this Uni-
versity and around the country
are not going to stand for this
tokenism," he added.
It was unclear last night wheth-
er Davis was acting as a represent-
ative of the Black Student Union
or in a private capacity. Contacted
after the meeting, Davis said he
could make no further statements
without consulting members of the
BSU.
The action by the three blacks
had a dramatic, immediate impact
on the all-white steering commit-
tee.
"It shocked the hell out of me,"
committee member Dave Damm
said. "It finally made me realize
we had been putting off an issue
important to the environmental
effort."
The committee voted unani-
mously to have several of its mem-
bers approach the blacks to find
out how they would.like to partici-
pate in the teach-in.
"We should go and ask them
what they want," said committee
member Bill Painter. "The only
honest thing to do is to fess-up to
what we've done and admit we's e
dodged this."
Deciding to spend its next
meeting talking about how to
come to grips with wider social is-
sues, the committee agreed to held
open a spot in the major program
of the teach-in pending any con-
versations with the black students.

T),. T i C /'11T CR1T:1TiT1R' i iT

By JASON STEINMAN than 2,000 persons, throwing
The Black Students Psychology rocks, bottles and chunks of ice,
Association (BSPA) has demand- tried to rush the Criminal Court
ed changes in the departments building where 13 Black Panthers
graduate policies to increase th were having a pretrial hearing.

number of black faculty members
and students and provide courses up by helmeted police armed with
concerning black psychology, clubs.Bkyyige st
IIn Berkeley, yelling demonstra-
The demands were. presented ors surged through downtown .
last Tuesday to the chairmen of streets smashing store and office
the approximately eight doctoral windows and scuffling with police.
programs in Psychology. The An earlier protest at the Federal
chairmen were in general agree- Building in San Francisco, spon-
ment that progress could be made sored by lawyers, drew 2,000 but By LARRY LEMPERT
toward meeting the demands. was orderly. Daily News Analysis
They favored "implementing the In a joint statement released A few doctors of the New
general spirit of the demands," ex- last night, the Committee on Re- on campus are raising
plained department chairman Wil- pression and the Ann Arbor stethoscopes in a common qu
bert McKeachie. branch of "the New Mobilization -What happened to R
The BSPA proposed a 20 per Committee blasted the government Caucus?
cent increase of all black tenured and its judicial system for its ac- It appears to some that th
faculty members. McKeachie said tions "intended to imprison the cus, last year one of the
"it would be hard to have 20 per leadership of the opposition to the popular radical groups on ca
cent black faculty members with- policies of the government and to has taken its last breath. C
in the next year or so, however, we fighten the majority of Ameri- argue that it is still gasp n
can definitely try to get more cans into silence." air, while a third group say
black teachers'. On Sunday the Ann Arbor caucus is breathing heavily, a
The BSPA also said that 20 branch of the American Civil Lib- in a deep sleep.
Per cent of the students should be erties Union sent a telegram to Caucus members will mee
black and that' the same percent- Warren Burger, Chief Justice of night at 8 p.m. in the St
age receive financial support, the Supreme Court, and Sen. Jos- Activities Bldg. to examine
BSPA chairman Russell Jackson eph Tydings (D-Md.) of the State patient and to discuss plans
emphasized that financial support Judiciary Committee to protest new radical group, its aims
See GRADS, Page 8 Hoffman's contempt citations. tactics.
SPRING PROTE ST PLANNED

survival of the fittest:
11 Caucus still living?

Radical Caucus, a leader in the
fight to abolish the language re-
f Left quirement last year, made its last
their appearance in campus politics
estion during the bookstore controversy.
adical After the Nov. 15 march on Wash-
ington, the group met and decided
e cau- to study war research. But at that
most time the caucus was going "con-
mpus, tinuously downhill" according to
Others Student Government President
ag for Marty McLaughlin who was the
ys the; first chairman of the caucus.
as one "People were drifting away,i
they weren't willing to work," says
et to- McLaughlin. "The group wasn't
udent doing anything and it had no co-
e the hesion.
for a As the winter term began, fewer
s and and fewer people were attending
Radical Caucus weekly meetings.

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Now, McLaughlin says, "The group
is more or less dead."
I What happened to Radical Cau-
|cus? Joe Goldenson, the present
I chairman, traces the decline of
Radical Caucus both to the mem-
bers of the group and the campus
where Radical Caucus was trying
to create a mass base.
"It wasn't as big a group as
everyone thinks it was," says Gol-
denson. "All along there were 50
of 60 people who were dedicated
to the group until it copped out a'
few weeks ago."
Radical Caucus was born in the
fall of 1968 when dissident factions
challenged the leadership of Voice-
SDS in a controvery over general
policies and protest tactics. The
"Crazies" or "Jesse James Gang"
favored an "activist revolutionary
approach to campus protest," they
said. The newer group was opposed
by Radical Caucus members, who
stressed the importance of educat-
ing people on the issuesbefore
taking such actions.
"We developed from the split
with SDS, not as a real political
group but as a group of people
with different political orienta-;
tions meeting to discuss issues,"
Goldenson explains.
"I personally wanted to see
more radical education with a lot
of emphasis on education rather
than on actions."
Goldenson claims that all the
major issues on campus in the
last several years have been short-
lived, and believes that Radical
Caucus was trying to initiate more
of a long-term approach. Pernaps
this was the problem.
"People get involved with the
action," Goldenson says. "It re-

tivism.
There was also a question of
what i ss ue s the organization
should stress and what its tactics
should be.
ROTC, Defense Department re-
search, minority admissions and
tenure policy were all discussed as
possible orientations, but no de-
cision was made.
No decision was reached on
tactical questions either, but it
seemed apparent that the group
was interested in actively partici-
pating in campus politics, instead
of simply talking. Hopes were
voiced that the body would not
simply "wipe up' after others had
instituted actions but that it take
an initiative on its own.
In the letter drafted Sunday
night, the members of the new
Radical College said, concerning
possible expulsion of SDS from
campus, "Regardless of the par-
ticulars of the case, we consider
any move against SDS as itself a
politically repressive act, incom-;
patible with basic values on which
the University of Michigan should
stand."
,oters e e

erosation with the blaste s

Conference unites against war

for three. wards in city. primaryv

By JIM McFERSON
K Daily News Analysis
The major success of last
weekend's anti-war conference
in Cleveland appears to be that
3000 persons turned up en masse
and agreed to take collective
action this spring.
For although the conference
was hampered by factional dis-
putes and wide-ranging group
idealogies, a key accomplishment
seems to lie merely in the fact
that the amorphous group could
agree on taking any action at
all.
jThe political diversity of the

Nevertheless, the conference
was unified under the banner
of whole-hearted opposition to
the war and the importance of
organizing large-scale protests
in the streets to end the war.
The group agreed to sponsor
nation - wide demonstrations
from April 13-18 in a manner
similar to the October morato-
rium but on a larger, more com-
plete scale. It appeared that the
conferees hoped to combine the
mass unity of the Washington
March with the wide geographic
nature of the Moratorium.

movement is together more than
ever."
Members from the other po-
litical groups differed, however,
explaining that the only thing
holding the conference together
was the common anti-war senti-
ment.
Although an SDS member said
"I don't think the SMC leaders
can effectively lead the anti-war
movement," he added that the
conference was successful be-
cause of the great deal of politi-
cal discussion.
A member from Revolutionary
Voi t rnjmenv - r-TT arepA

it passed a concrete structure
proposal for the organization.
The proposal, favored by SMC
members, set up a geographical-
ly distributed steering commit-
tee and called for major mass
conferences of SMC to be held
annually.
Whether or not the confer-
ence's hopes for mass action will
be realized is certainly a matter
open to debate. There was clear-
ly disagreemnent at the confer-
ence over the success of the last
mass political action at Wash-
ington.
And there were a large num-

I

.f By SHARON WEINER
In a light turnout yesterday,
voters chose candidates for the
April City Council election in three
of Ann Arbor's five wards.
In the third Ward, where many
student voters are registered, Lois
Owens defeated James George for
the Democratic nomination, 928-
235. She will challenge Republican
Councilman Joseph Edwards in
April.
In the First Ward, Tom Dennis
Hilbert upset LaVerne Hill for the
Republican nomination by a vote
of 293-199, and will face incum-
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nation. Ferguson will run against
incumbent Republican J a m e s
Stephenson.
Clark, George and Hilbert are
al associated with the Concerned
Citizens of Ann Arbor, which has
been circulating petitions in an
attempt to recall Democratic May-
or Roberts Harris and 7 of the 8
Democratic council members.
The city's Board of Canvassors
is meeting tomorrow afternoon to
validate the results.
According to City . Clerk John
Saunders, 11.54 per cent of the
eitv'q regieAredvnf tG +Iitn n A nt

The Democrats currently ho
eight of 11 votes on council, it
cluding the mayor's, vote. In ord
to write their own budget, whi(
needs 7 votes for adoption, thf
must win two seats in the Apr
election. In order to control I
nancial matters after the adoi
tion of the budget, they must w
three seats. They need to win o
of the contestes to retain contr
of all other Council decisions.
The deadline for registering
the April election is March 6.
The Democrats' control of cou
cil was won in last year's electic

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