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4 A&,
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Showers becoming
snow, colder

Vol LXXX, No. 116 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 18,1970 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

SDS disruptions
to be considered
at Mar. 3 hearing
Central Student Judiciary'
(CSJ) last night" decided to
hold a pre-trial hearing to'
consider charges against Stu-
*nts for a Democratic Soci-'
ety in regard to recent actions
against a duPont Co. recruit-
The Engineering Placement
Committee and the Executive
Committee of the Engineering
Council registered a complaint
%ith CSJ yesterday, charging that
actions sponsored by SDS on Jan.
29 to disrupt campus recruiting
activities of the duPont Co. vio-
lated SOC rules concerning stu-
dent conduct.
CSJ scheduled the pre-trial hear-
for Mar. 3. The plaintiffs
gC1 ba responsible at that time
for. presenting evidence, against
SDS to support their complaint. If
sufficient evidence is shown, CSJ
will then set a trial date.
The complaint requests the CSJ
"assess such fine or establish
rch probationary conditions as
all be within the jurisdiction of
the Central Student Judiciary,
for the purpose of prevention of
similar violations in the future."
The maximum penalty CSJ
could impose would include a $250
fine and a four month suspen-
con of the recognition of SDS
as a student organization. Such
a suspension would involve with-
drawal of University office space
and all use of facilities for SDS.
The complaint states that on
Jan. 29, "in room 128E of t h e
West Engineering building, D r.
aeter S. Kay, a representative of
the duPont company had been as-
signed by the Engineering Place-
ment Service to intervie w inter-
ested students with regard to em-
SGC regulations prohibit "in-
dividual or mass acts that destroy
sniversity property or significant-
ly interfere with the free move-
ment of persons or things, on the
campus," as well as "intentional
disruption of University functions
by depriving others of needed
quiet, light, heat or other physical
conditions of work."
r The complaint claims that SDS
actions "prevented students wish-
ing to participate in the regular
voluntary interview function with
a representative of duPont from'
being able to exercise their con-
stitutional rights of free speech
and freedom of assembly."
It further charges "that 'the ac-
ions of the defendant, both as a
group committing mass acts and
as individuals invited to commit
acts under the sponsorship of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society,
significantly interf erred 'with the
free movement of persons on the!
The complaint seeks to establish
that the disruption was in fact
sponsored by SDS, citing adver-
tiqing by handbills bearing SDS
identification and an SDS adver-
tisement in The Daily, Jan. 28 in-
viting; campus participation "to:
ect against the duPont'recruiter."
rIn addition to scheduling thea
pre-trial hearing, CSJ ordered

that SDS make answer to the com-
plaint by Feb. 24.

30 women.
protest GE

Stink bomb'
left behind by
chanting group
Chanting "We are women, f
we are tough, fighting with
the NLF. Smash GE," 30 wo-!
men yesterday protested the
presence of five General Elec-
tric Recruiters in the W. En-
Egineering Bldg.r
The women left behind a "stink
According to a Students for
Democratic Society leaflet, the
women were protesting the pres-
ence of GE on campus because
"GE exploits labor all over the
world, and is an integral part of
the war machine."
Examples cited in a leaflet dis-
tributed soon after the "stench-
ing" included the fact that GE is
the "second largest defense con-
tractor in the U.S." and that h"20
per cent of GE's sales go to the! w.
As Director of Engineering
Placement 'Services John Young
described the incident, the women
"came in chanting, loudly, and
mlearound the very narrow .='' }'_:{
Tr outside the GE room. DalixJim Judkl3
After a few minutes, they left,
leringy y a tpleronfGud.dWeRally kn irstef-epression
eo ing acop the pudes." of..
smell' was hydrogen sulfide gas, Ted Spearman, member of the Black Law Students Association,
Young sathe caue ohrefr the, uieVc rsdn acVnDrHu-
whichhe said is more poisonous speaks yesterday about repression of blacks in the Law School
than hydrogen cyanide. See story, Page 3.
However, a spokesman for the-
women claimed that it was not
hydrogen sulfide. "There was no TO TEST COULRT ORDER:
sulfure in it whatsoever," she ___________________________
claimed. She added that the chem-!
icals were chosen because it would E M
~be non-toxic yet would leave a, J' s o bJi
strong smell.I
liquid was, but disclosed, "On the I f ,
bottle it said, 'Warning, stench.' "
TbpeLAhe residue was cleaned up soon3
said that the smell was still ling- B y TM JCB
ering yesterday afternoon. Gov. William Milliken, in spite of a subpoena served on
The GE recruiters did not leave him Monday, failed to appa esedy in District Court
'their offices during' the. height of apa etra
the "stenching," and according to for the LSA Bldg. sit-in trial of Student Government Council
Young, "they will be there for! Executive Vice President Marc Van Der Hout.
business as usual" today. Two other subpoenaed witnesses failed to appear today

defense files
for mistrial,
CHICAGO 04~ - Defense attorneys filed a motion yester-
day asking that jury deliberations be halted and a mistrial
declared for the Chicago 7 defendants.r
Attorneys William M. Kunstler and Leonard I. Weinglass
filed the motion with the trial court clerk and asked for im-
Imediate action. It was not known when a ruling by Judge
Julius J. Hoffman might come.
W einglass said the motion gave no reasons to support
a mistrial. "But," he told reporters, "it's obvious that the jury
is not able to reach a decision after four days of delibera-
The motion was filed after, the jury had deliberated more

than 40 hours.
Earlier, Kunstler said, "it would
be a miracle" if all the defendants'
were acquitted, but that he expect-
ed "compromises."
"Some of the defendants will be
convicted, others will be acquitted
or the jury will hang deadlock
on all of them," Kunstler told
newsmen after the Jury had been
out more than 35 hours.
The 'Jury of 10 women and two
men retired Saturday afternoon
to consider a verdict. The defend-
ants are charged with conspiring
to incite rioting at the time of
the 1968 Democratic National Con-
vention in Chicago.!
In addition, each is charged with
a substantive count: two w i t h
teaching the making of incendiary
devices and five with actually
crossing state lines with i n t e n t
to incite rioting.
The jurors must consider t h e
testimony of 190 witnesses w h o
appeared during the trial which
lasted nearly f i v e months. They
also took with them to the jury
quarters about 300 exhibits.
While the jury was closeted on
the 23rd floor of the Federal Bldg.,
several hundred supporters of the
defendants marched around t h e
Some carried signs reading "im-
peach Hoffman" and "resist sum-
mary injustice."
The seven defendants remained


over trial
By The Associated Press
Hundreds of demonstrators
protesting contempt sentences
given at the Chicago 7 con-
spiracy trial laid siege to the
federal courthouse in Seattle,
Wash. yesterday but were dis-
persed by police.
Officers said 68 were arrested
and two policemen and a few de-
monstrators were injured slight-

-Daily-Jim Judkis
PETER BLOOD, a Quaker draft resister, was arrested yesterday
following a peace vigil held in the Ann Arbor Quaker Meeting
Draft resister seized
during Quaker vigil
Yesterday at 5 p.m. ten plainclothes lawmen arrived at
the Ann Arbor Quaker Meeting House in three cars to arrest
Peter Blood.
Blood, a Quaker, was indicted by the Federal Grand Jury
because he refused to perform alternate service for the army.
His arraignment is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today, but his
arrest was not expected to occur until after the arraignment.
Blood had publically announced that he would not attend
the arraignment. He informed authorities that he could be
located for arrest at the Quaker Meeting House.
Blood entered the meeting house on Monday night. About
35 people had come from as far as Boston, New York and Colo-

Anti-recruiter actions will con-
tinue today with a rally spon-
sored by SDS at 11 a.m. in the
Fishbowl. It is unknown now
whether any trashings or lock-ins
will take place.
Last mo anth demonstrators
"trashed" recruiters from the Al-
lied Chemical Corp. and the U.S.

when called to testify. They were Theron Klager, manager
of University building services, and Roland Gainsley, head
of University security.
Van Der Hout, who is acting as his own defense attorney,,
has subpoenaed seven people at witnesses for his trial on
charges of contention.
The subpoena on Milliken was served by Steve Nissen, '70,
in the Capitol Bldg. parking lot in Lansing on Monday. It

rado Springs to participate in - -- ---was signed b yDistrict Court
a vigil leading up to Blood's Judge S. J. Elden, who is pre-
arrest. Blood said the purpose ENAstresses neeutrialr. er t'
of the vigil was "communica- Gs r s e o o etil
tion among each other as well According to Joseph Thibbo-t
as to those outside." ! sdeau, the governor's legal advisor,
"I firs ecist u ent action; rojects planned the subpoena will be tested by
"I first decided to become a 0)the state's chief executive on the
draft resister during my senior grounds that it is "invalid and
year at Oberlin," said Blood yes- By DAVE CHUDWIN playing up to the newspapers and Allen says ENACT will be plac- ineffective."
terday. ',I felt a need to make a e ethe politicians," says Steve Sporn, ing increasing emphasis on in-! When the governor failed to ap-
Theenvironmental toseacsn chairman of ENACT's action com- forming students about the teach- pear, Van Der Hout demanded that
powerful response to the Vietnam one of the best kept secrets on mittee. in and environmental problems. he be "placed in jail and charg-
War." campus," claims rank aaENACT co-chairman Dave Al- To mobilize the student com- ed with contempt of court."
Blood was quick to make a dis- of the organizers of ENACT, the n agrees that ENACT has made munity, ENACT is planning a Elden did not act on the de-
tinction between resisting the draft event, a strong effort to get community number of action-oriented projects mand, nor did he charge the other
and dodging. "It is bad to dodge Despite plans for a massive, involvement. "I really feel that we such as the teach-in approaches, two witnesses with contempt.
the draft-draft dodging is self- four-day teach-in featuring n a - have stronger community support Sporn says. In challenging the subpoena,
centered. The dodger is on g," n tionally known figures, some EN- than any other previous student A Diag rally is tentatively sched- Milliken might bring up the con-
with his own well being," ACT members feel the organiza- movement," he claims. uled for Feb. 24 to discuss dangers stitutional question of possible ex-
he said. tion has not placed enough em- Allen, however, feels that such to the environment. Following the ecutive immunity. The law states
"You have to deal with the phasis on bringing its "save the support is important. "I think you rally, participants will march to See MILLIKEN, Page 8
problem," he said. "Resisting the environment" message to the stu- have to run a mass movement," he local stores that still sell the pesti-
draft is trying to change things dent body as a whole. ; says. "I don't think we've done a cide DDT.
for others-it is standing behind "They're making too much of an; good job of reaching the students, "A few days before, we're going
what you believe in." effort to go to the community, though." to give them a warning to get DDT x
_______- - - off their shelves," Sporn explains.
"We'll march to those stores and
MINORITY GROUP AID some type of action will be taken
if they don't get it out."
Two days later, on Feb. 26, aj
recruiter from Dow Chemical4>
iCorp. will be on campus. Sporn,
'poicy rl aydciermrcriig
m predicts there will be a mass ac-intopentherrsnaiv
Lion to prevent the representatives
admissions are generally determined by the fices were so interrelated that they should f u aising drive and leaf-
,individual schools and colleges. In addition, be under the same person. letting on campus will begin soon,
e financial there is no student advisory committee on There was also concern in the adminis- says Sporn
Vice Presi- admissions. tration that the two offices were too splin- And the group is currently in-
ally dimin- Student Government Council Adminis- tered, working separately when they could vestigating ways to encourage
ey area of trative Vice President Robert Hirshon says be acting together. minority group participation, in
assistance. that Preidt ort v sys b acting gethr response to a walk-out of three
tudies, was. the candidates for the vice president But Acting Vice President for Student black students from an ENACT
for student services are generally more Services Barbar Newell disgareed with the steering committee meeting Mon-
ar to coor- able to "concrete action" for increaser change, favoring putting the units to- day night
financia minority admissions than is Spurr. gether-but under her office. i During the teach-in itself there
d financial ka
He believes Spurr agrees with President "If the office is to be effective as a stu- are plans for a mass walk along
no longer Robben Fleming "on just about every- dent agent, it should be responsible for the Huron River to pick up some
no lngerof the larger debris littering its
dent serv- thing," and feels Spurr less willing to honor the servicing of all students and the Uni- banks and the trial and execution
will not be the opinions of students than the can- versity," she explains. of an automobile in a "car crash."
the office. didates for vice president for student serv- Spurr expects to seriously consult his "But it's really difficult to find
under the ices. financial aid committee, but reserves final something for a large number of

in the Cook County Chicago jail
where they are serving sentences
for contempt that Judge Hoffman
imposed Saturday and Sunday.
Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass,
another defense attorney, al so
were sentenced for contempt
Judge Hoffman stayed their jail-
ing until May 4 to allow them to
carry out an appeal of the con-
tempt sentences for their clients
and themselves.
Before filing for a mistrial,
Kunstler had said yesterday he
was considering going before Hoff-
man with a request that the jury
be called to the courtroom for a
progress report.
"We would like to know if the
jury is deadlocked or if there is
a chance of their reaching a ver-
dict," he said.
If convicted on both the con-
spiracy and substantive counts,
each defendant could be sentenc-
ed to a maximum of 10 years in
prison and fined $20,000.
The seven defendants are:
David T. Dellinger, Rennard C.
Davis, Jerry C. Rubin, Abbie Hoff-
man, John R. Froines, Thomas E.
Had'n _ and L ee Weiner.

The crowd threw paint bombs
and broke windows in the court-
house and in a 10-block area of the
Seattle business district. Tear gas
grenades which police said were
thrown by demonstrators explod-
ed when part of the crowd rushed
the courthouse.
Riot-equipped polise used night-
sticks to disperse the crowd, esti-
mated by newsmen at 1,000.
The demonstration was organ-
ized by the Seattle Liberation
Front and the Young Socialist Al-
liance, protesting jail sentences
imposed on seven Chicago conspir-
acy defendants and their two at-
torneys for contempt of court.
Similar protest demonstrations
in connection with the contempt
sentences were held Monday in
New York City and Berkeley, Calif-
A police station bombing, second
in four days and latest in a 2%-
year series in the San Francisco
area, was also tentatively linked by
investigators yesterday with de-
monstrations against the Chicago
7 conspiracy trial.
Police reported "no headway" in
search for the perpetrators and
found no pattern in the wide-rang-
ing explosive assaults.
Yesterday morning across the
bay in Oakland a fused package
of 24 sticks of explosive was found
against the wall at a paint plant.
Police said the 'spot evidently was
chosen at random.
In Berkeley, incendiary bombs
exploded Monday night without
damage at two department stores
during a demonstration by youths
against contempt sentences in the
Chicago 7 case.

Daily News Analysis
k The transfer of control over th
aid and admissions offices to I
dent Stephen Spurr may potenti
ish student influence in the k
minority group admissions and
Spurr, also dean of graduate st
appointed vice president last yee
dinate the Flint and Dearborn
and the offices of admissions an
And now that financial aid is
under the vice president for stu
ices, some students believe they
able to control the policies of
This would have been possible


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