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4ol. LXXX, No. 119 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 21, 1970 Ten Cents

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to LSA protesters;

UGLI hit
in protest
by blacks'
Thousands of books in the
Undergraduate Library w e r e
rearranged for the second day
in a, rowt by a group of over
"00 black students yesterday
afternoon after they walked
out of a meeting with the Re-
gents on increasing minority
The students had demanded the
,egents give proof of a commit-
ient to increased minority en-
rollment by agreeing to meet in
two weeks to discuss the possibil-
ity of tuition waivers to minority
group students. When half an
hour of argument failed to get
that meeting scheduled, the stu-
dents left.
At a short rally held outside
the Administration Bldg. Ron
Harris, president of Black Stu-
dents Union (BSU), said to "go
do your homework." The group
proceeded- to the library.
The students went to each floor
of the building and removed books
agrom the shelves at random. Some
books were thrown on the floor.
some were replaced on different
shelves, and others were piled on
tables and in wastecans.
Last night, on the request of
President Robben Fleming, police
were stationed in the undergradu-
te, graduate, and law libraries to
prevent further disruptions.
Minor disturbances were also
reported yesterday in Angell Hall
and the graduate library in con-
nection with the protest.
After meeting once with the
Regents on Thursday, the students
said they had returned yesterday
because they :believed the first
meeting had decided nothing.
Harris demanded a definite "sense
of commitment" and raised the
possibility of tuition waivers as
"a radical new approach to meet-
ing or solving the problems of in-
reasing minority admissions."
Tuition waivers had been pro-
posed at the meeting Thursday.
but the Regents had decided to
postpone consideration of tuition
waivers until the University had a
chance to investigate their feasi-
When the issue was raised again
'yesterday, Fleming tried to explain
that the Regents could not con-
sider tuition waivers immediately.
"The fact is that the Legislature
passed last year a clause saying
that we should not give a tuition
Time is necessary, said Fleming,
o explore the possibility of get-
ting enough support in the Legis-
lature to change that clause. Fur-
thermore, the University needs
some time, he said, to calculate
possible costs to the University.
Theblack students had alleged
that the tuition waivers would
cost the University nothing, for
the additional students would be
taking up classroom space that is
presently usable but is not in use.
Fleming, however, said that tui-
tion waivers would cost money,
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$95 room
and board
t .
The Regents yesterday
authorized a $95 increase in a
residence hall rates. The in-
crease will go into effect at
the start of the 1970-71 aca-
demic year, which begins in
s August.
The hike in dorm fees will raise
the annual room and board of stu-
dents occupying a single room to
$1,225. Occupants of double rooms
will be charged $1,135 and triple
rooms will cost $1,046 per occu-
}H pan-.
The Regents gave unanimous
r Aapproval to the fee Increase at
their monthly public meeting yes-
terday. The increase was recom-
mnended by acting Vice President
for S t u d e n t Affairs Barbara
Newell, and the Board of Gover-
y } yinors of Residence Halls.
In related action, the Regents
} also authorized several changes in
the distribution of male and fe-
male housing spaces among the
residence halls.
S-ally-Thomas R. Cop The alterations were recom-
UGLI after disruptions mended by Mrs. Newell and the
Board of Governors in what they
said was an attempt to avoid the
severe housing shortage which
occurred at the beginning of last
The Regents approved plans
* which would provide about 500
-'u-l-m -I- additional spaces in the residence
rek Ijjhalls for male students, who were
principally affected by the hous-
ing shortage.
The Regents yesterday created a tri-partite University- Under the plan, Couzens Hall
wide body to formulate and propose uniform regulations and Oxford Housing, previously
governing the conduct of students, faculty members, and occupied only by women, and West
adminstratrs. 3Quadrangle, formerly an all-malel
hall, will all house both men and
3 In a unanimous vote at their monthly public meeting, the women next fall.
Regents adopted a bylaw which delineates the structure and The final report of the Resi-
powers of the body-University Council (UC). dence Hall Rate Committee, issued
last December, states that the in-
!Composed of students, faculty members and adminis- crease in residence hall rates is
trators, UC will propose rules which apply equally to each of required primarily because of
these segments of the University community., wage increases for employes of the
Office of University Housing, and
The Regents also adopted a bylaw which creates a Com- inflation on non-salary costs.
mittee on Communications. Also composed of students, faculty In addition, certain items which.
members, and administrators, the committee will attempt to in recent years, have been paid for
facilitate the resolution of differences between members or by the housing office's reserve
segments of the University community - such as over the funds, will be returned to the
current issue of on-campus job recruiting. uopeta is fudet.by housing fes
The two bylaws - 7.01 and 7.02 - are the first of a series This transfer of funds accounts
of proposed bylaws concerning the student role in University for $15 of the $95 increase.
decision-making to be givenmorearrained
by Student Government Council F iveOmgrela
and Senate Assembly, the faculty;
representative body, the bylaws
have since been the subject of contention for G
siderable controversy between stu-
dent leaders and administrators. By W. E. SCHROCK and i Bob Parsons, arraigned before :
The dispute has centered around, JIM McFERSON Judge Pieter Thomassen, was re-
SGC's opposition to the regental Five more people were arraigned leased on $100 bond.
drafts of the proposed bylaws, yesterday afternoon on charges of
which contain several major dif- cneto temn rm te Nasr oule, Randy Clarke
n rr sdcontentonstrmmnfroFm theGeorge Miles, and Mike Mayer will
ferences from the bylaws proposed lock-in of four General Electric!fctraonFb26
'by SGC and Senate Assembly d face trial on Feb. 26.
Corp.. recruiters last Wednesday. The police stationed in the three
The bylaw concerning UC, which Although Ann Arbor Police
was adopted yesterday, appeared Chief Walter Krasny said last notbudereruo rany
to represent a compromise between night that the rash of disturb- not undercover officers. Krasney
the student-faculty draft, and the ances seems to be over, he added, said that there is a "possibility of
regental draft. :"We have some men in the law someprolem"and tttheFme

LSA sit-inE
names to1
9o to state
President Robben Fleming
announced yesterday he in-
tends to forward the names
of students convicted of creat-
ing a contention during the
;LSA Bldg. sit-in, and who are
receiving financial aid from
{ the state, to the agencies ad-
ministering the scholarship
Fleming's action will be in com-
. }{._:X4pliance with a state law which
provides for the termination of
such aid to students convicted in
disturbance cases which stem from
the disruption of a college or uni-
n ,. Upon final conviction of a stu-
dent, the law stipulates, the pres-
- ident of the institution must in-
form the state scholarship au-
aid will subsequently be termin-
'~''~~ ~...........'*~ Stephen Spurr, vice president
. i..and dean of the graduate school,
said last night that it was still
--Daily-Thomas R. Copi unclear how many students would
ultimately be affected by Flem-
THIS HOLE IN THE basement window of President Robben ing's decision..b
Fleming's home was probably caused by a bullet fired late Wed- "My guess is that there are less
nesday night, according to Ann Arbor police. A metal slug was than 10 students involved, and
found in the basement and is believed by police to be a bullet. many, if not all, are appealing the
verdicts," he said. As one of his
duties, Spurr supervises the Of-
4 fice of Financial Aid.
found i Fleming's announcement came
at the monthly public meeting of
the Regents. He said his decision
to forward the names was based
on two legal opinions which main-
tain that there are no grounds on
which the University could chal-
lenge the constitutionality of the
By TOM WIEDER state statute.
Ann Arbor police are investigating the circumstances The legal opinions were obtain-
surrounding the discovery Thursday of a bullet in President ed from E. A. Cummiskey, a Uni-
versity attorney, and law Prof.
Robben Fleming's home. Jerold Israel after Senate As-
A piece of lead, believed by police to be a slug fired from sembly's Student Relations Com-
a pis orrifleafouindyinabaemetstoreromittee (SRC) called on Fleming
a pistol or rifle, was found in a basement storeroom by a -to challenge the law's constitution-
University maintenance man. ality.
The bullet appears to have pierced a basement window Cummiskey's opinion, which was
on the southwest corner of the president's home on South ' released yesterday, stated, "I can
University. The slug also traveled through a cardboard box see no valid legal basis for either
and made a depression in the wall behind. It was found on a challenging the directive set forth
shelf below the box. in the (state) law."

$5,000 FINE
CIJICAGO (ii - Five Jan e n
convicted of inciting riots dur-
ing the 1968 Democratic Na-
tional Convention were sen-
tenced yesterday to five years
in prison, fined $5,000 and or-
dered to pay the costs of the
Judge Julius J. Hoffman of
U.S. District Court ordered that
their sentences run concurrently
with contempt sentences he lv-
led on the defendants over the
The prison sentences were the
maximum the judge could have
set according to the 1968 federal
antiriot law under which the men
were tried. He could have fined
them as much as $10,000.
Richard G. Schultz, an assistant
U.S. district attorney, said after
the sentencing that the cost of
prosecuting the five-month t r i a 1
would be more than $40,000.
The biggest cost of the prosecu-
tion was the price of court tran-
scripts which Schultz estimated
at $35,000 to $38,000. Witness costs
could run as high as $20,000. The
defendants cannot be assessed for
the cost of the jury. Juror's fees
and expenses amounted to more
than $150,000.
There were no incidents or
outbursts in the courtroom during
the sentencing of David Dellinger,
54; Abbie Hoffman, 31; Tom
Hayden, 31; Rennie Davis, 29; and
Jerry Rubin, 31.
The defendants' families a n d
friends were excluded from t he
courtroom and the entire 23 r d
floor of the Federal Building. De-
fense lawyer William M. Kunstler
objected to the quick sentencing
but Judge Hoffman said that has
been his policy for 17 years.
"I think it is wrong legally and
morally," Kunstler said.
"To say I am morally wrong"
the judge said, "can only add to
your present troubles."
Kunstler and his colleague,
Leonard I. Weinglass, were sent-
enced to 4 years and 13 days, and
20 months and 5 days, respectively
for contempt. They are free until
May 4 to carry out their le g a 1
duties on behalf of the defend-
After the sentencing, the judge
again denied a motion to free the
defendants on bond. He granted
30 days for the filing of post-trial
motions. The government will have
20 days to reply.
Prior to sentencing, the defend-
ants were given the opportunity to
speak and they took nearly two
hours to castigate the judicial sys-
tem, the judge, the jury and the
Two other defendants, John R.
Froines, 31, and Lee Weiner, 31
were acquitted of conspiracy and
a substantive count charging them
with teaching the use of an in-
cendiary device. They were being "
heldr however, on contempt sent-
Before the sentencing, J u d g e
Hoffman rejected the defense's
first point of appeal on the ver-
dict. He ruled that the contents
of wiretap logs containing con-
versations of several defendants
did not taint the government's
case. The logs were impounded at
the start of the trial Sept. 24.
Abbie Hoffman, in his state-
ment before sentencing said the
f See CHICAGO, Page 8

A University statement, issued yesterday afternoon, in- The directive on termination of
31-See TO SEND, Page 8

dicated only that "a thin piece of lead, approximately the
size of a quarter, had been found.
However, Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter Krasny said, "ISR C callsdebate,
orappears to be a bullet. It's safe
to say it's confirmed."
On charges Krasny theorized that the bullet
was fired sometime Wednesday
kmnght, possibly during the Chicago
7 protest march.
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No gunfire had been reported in T
the area of Fleming's house that The Student Relations Commit-
should develop and that they were night, Krasny indicated, but "fire- tee (SRC) yesterday called foi a
in contact with the state police, cracker-like-noises" were reported University-wide forum to discuss
However, no state police were on in other parts of the campus dur- on-campus joberiinrndto
alr nAnAbr n h esrto. recommend possible alternatives.
alert in Ann Arbor. mng the demonstration. SRC also urged an immediate sus-
Krasny believes things have The slug was given to the police pension of recruiting and a one
calmed down. "The situation department late Thursday by Uni- day moratorium on classes.
seems to be very stable now. We versity officials. The department The group said that the sus-
hope that the students realize that is holding the bullet pending a pension and moratorium were nec-
certain laws have been broken." decision to send it to the Federal essary "to permit widespread in-
Moreover, he believes that the Bureau of Investigation or the volvement and a proper atmos-
recent violent incidents were the {,Michigan State Police crime lab- phere for discussion."
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Presxdent Robben rFleming has
been informed of the recommen-
dation, Wehrer said. SRC mem-
bers hope to meet with the presi-
dent as soon asapossible to facili-
tate immediate action on the pro-
posal, he added.
"This is a situation where the
only method is force. That's ridi-
culous. There must be some alter-
native method to force. They
should have that chance," said
SRC member Bill Price, Grad.
When one member of the com-

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