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Wednesday & Thursday February 25th & 26th
4:10 P.M.
presents scenes from
ARENA THEATRE, Frieke Building

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Tuesday, February 24, 1970 Ann Arbor, Michigan Page Three
Van Der fout presents unique self-defense


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Daily News Analysis
"We were innocent, of course," claims
Marc Van Der Hout, executive v i c e
president of Student Government Coun-
cil. "But restricting a defense to solely
our innocence with an Ann A r b o r
Jury would lose, so I decided to try
another way."
Van Der Hout's LSA Bldg. sit-in case
didn't follow the pattern of most of
the LSA trials so far. Van Der Hout, one
of the few defendants to act as his own
lawyer, planned a defense very differ-
ent from previous cases.
Last week, after months of prepara-
tion and two turbulent days of the trial
itself, Van Der Hout earned an acquit-
tal and cleared himself of the conten-
tion charge stemming from the sit-in
last September.

A major part of Van Der H o u t's
planned defense was his decision to
try to make the trial political. H o w -
ever, his accusations of repression and
a "trumped-up" charge were halted part
way through his opening statement, and
the tone for the case was set.
Objecting on the grounds that "the
purpose of the opening statement i not
to make moral arguments to the jury,"
prosecuting attorney Jerome Farmer
succeeded in ending Van Der Hout's
discussion of repression of "blacks and
It was the first of many objections
Farmer would make and District Court
Judge S. J. Elden would sustain; and
it was an introduction to the outbursts
that would mark the two-day trial and
cause one student to shout as at one
point the courtroom was cleared, "Ano-
ther Julius Hoffman!"

"Whenever I tried to bring out things
about repression the judge cut me off,"
Van Der Hout says. "But I was able
to get it into the record a few times
before he finally sent the jury out."
The jury was first sent out of the
courtroom during Van Der Hout's cross-
examination of the first prosecution
witness, President Robben Fleming. Van
Der Hout had asked, "why the pro-
secutor's trying to hide the truth from
the jury," when Elden sustained an ob-
jection of Farmer's.
The jury was sent from the room and
Van Der Hout was warned to "stick
to the rules," and not to "make allega-
tions without reasons."
"If I want to accuse you of some-
thing, do I have to ask the jury to
leave?" Van Der Hout inquired.
The jury was to be sent out of the
courtroom so many times during the

two day trial that Van Der Hout would
begin .his closing statement by apolo-
gizing for the "yo-yo action," that the
jury had faced "due to my inexperience
as a lawyer and to other factors."
In addition to politicizing the trial,
Van Der Hout had planned to go into
a complete background of the book-
store issue, but again was thwarted by
a sustained objection. Elden restricted
the testimony to events occurring at
the LSA Bldg. during the time of the
sit-in, a ,imitation unprecedented in
past LSA trials.
"I judge each case on its own merits,"
Elden replied to Van Der Hout's pro-
"I was really surprised about that,
especially since that testimony was al-
lowed in the other cases" Van Der
Hout said later. He added that because

of the limitation on testimony, he had
to make many on-the-spot changes in
his defense.
Perhaps one of the most spectacular
aspects of the trial was its witnesses.
Farmer followed the prosecution form-
ula used in most of the sit-in trials,
and his five witnesses had all testified
in several other LSA trials. However,
Van Der Hout did not present the usual
two or three defense witnesses, b u t
rather placed 13 on the stand and
unsuccessfully subpoenaed four more,
including Gov. William Milliken.
"I think the jury saw through w h a t
Elden and Farmer were trying to do,"
Van Der Hout said later. "It was an
excellent jury, young and educated."
Van Der Hout advises others to try
their own cases if at all possible. "It's
a really worthwhile experience," he says.






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news today
by The Associated Press and College Press Service
Special To The DailyI
announce his candidacy for the governorship of that state at a
press conference Thursday morning.
Wallace said in a television interview Sunday he would reveal his
future plans at the press conference. Informed sources in both Ala-
bama and Washington said yesterday that barring unforseen circum-
stances, Wallace will announce his entry into the race.
He will be challenging incumbent Governor Albert Brewer in the
May 5 Democratic primary race. Brewer suceeded to the governorship
in 1968 upon the death from cancer of Lurleen Wallace, wife of theJ
former governor.
AMERICAN B-52s bombed the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos for
the seventh straight day.
The trail is Hanoi's main supply and infiltration corridor into
South Vietnam. Informed sources say that 1,500 tons of bombs were
dropped on the trail yesterday.
Pathet Lao, the communist party of Laos demanded in a news
broadcast that Britain and the Soviet Union, co-chairmen of the
Geneva conference in Laos, take "most energetic, efficacious and ur-
gent measures" to stop the bombings.
Meanwhile, in Washington congressmen have been strongly pro-
testing U.S. involvement in Laos, saying it will become another Viet-
* * *
MRS. LENORE ROMNEY remains in the race for the Re-
publican nomination for U.S. Senator from Michigan.
Mrs. Romney, who failed last week in her attempt to become the
GOP's consensus candidate, will make another bid for party endorse-
ment when party leaders meet again in March.
The wife of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
and former governor of Michigan George Romney, Mrs. Romney will
enter the GOP primary in August, with at least one other candidate,
State Rep. Robert Huber, pledged to oppose her.
The primary's winner will face Democrat Sen. Philip Hart, an in-
cumbent of two years, in the November election.
* * *
Labor George P. Shultz will try to prevent any renewed threat of
a nationwide rail shutdown.
A federal judge in Washington has extended restraining orders
against the strikt until March 2, but Shultz refused to say whether
President Nixon would ask Congress for special legislation if necessary
to prevent a shutdown. The dispute involves 45,000 members of four
AFL-CIO rail shopcraft unions. -
Speaking at a Miami Beach conference of labor leaders, Shultz,
also said that Nixon will take "strong measures" if his anti-inflation;
policies cause a major rise in unemployment.
Meany had previously predicted an unemployment rise from 3.9
per cent to 6 per cent of the labor force.
* * *
KENTUCKY TEACHERS are striking across the state in a
battle over salary with the state legislature.
The Kentucky Education Association (KEA), which represents
all the state's teachers, maintains that salaries are too low and many
teachers are leaving the state. Base pay is $5,000 and the average
salary is $7,500.
The Kentucky School Superintendent, Wendell Butler, reported
that at least 10,000 of the state's 32,000 teachers worked as usual yes-
terday while KEA reported that 17000 teachers were idle, and pre-
dicted that the number would grow.-
It was pointed out that yesterday many teachers were out of class
in observance of George Washington's birthday, so the success of the
strike is not yet clear.
* * *
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Mike Mansfield said he is
prepared to face a second veto of the new version of the disputedI
health, education and labor appropriations bill.
Mansfield said that if there is another vote, Congress would keep
on letting the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and
the Department of Labor spend money under a special resolution, as3
they have been doing since last July.
President Nixon vetoed a previous bill as too expensive for the
economy. However, the new bill passed by the House and scheduled
for the Senate is still $324 million above the figure Nixon says is

Kelsey Museum
Kelsey 's ancient art:
Forgyotten treasures

You walk by it hundreds of
times each semester. You've
thought of going in a dozen times.
But somehow you never find the
time to visit the Francis M. Kel-
sey Museum, perhaps the Univer-
sity's most centrally located "for-
gotten" building.
Sandwiched between the Liter-
ature, Science and the Arts Bldg.
and Helen Newberry Hall, the Kel-
sey Museum houses the Univer-
sity's a n c i e n t and medieval
archaeology collection.
Among the museum's major ex-
hibits are a mummy, three mum-
my cases, and an ancient wooden
door dating from the first cen-
tury A.D., says Mrs. Donald White,
assistant to the curator at the
The museum also displays an-.
cient writings and medieval in-
scriptions on wood, clay tablets,
vellum, textiles, and papyrus. In-
cluded in these displays are ex-
cerpts from the Egyptian "Book
of the Dead"-ancient prayers and
incantations to be recited over the
tomb of a newly deceased person
-and a fragment of The Odyssey,
written in Greek and found in
Among the 100,000 objects hous-
ed in the museum, and the most
important from an archaeologist's
point of view, according to Mrs.
White, are Roman building mate-
rials and brickstamps, as well as
glass, textile, and terra cotta ob-
Since 1957, President Emeritus
Alexander Ruthven has yearly
donated to the museum artifacts
from his collection of Roman,

Nations condemn
aircraft sabotage
By The Associated Press
Both the Swiss and West German governments condemned the
Arab governments yesterday for Arab terrorist attacks on civil air-
liners, as the Israeli prime minister, seeking help to stop the attacks,
met with envoys from 18 nations.
The protests were sparked by the crash Saturday of an Israeli-
bound Swissair jet near Zurich in which 47 persons were killed and a
similar explosion aboard an Austrian jet that/hurt no one but forced
an emergency landing at Frankfurt.
West German Foreign Minister Walter Schell met yesterday with
Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, then announced that West Ger-
many has sent messages to all Arab governments condemning the
terrorist attacks.
Most Arab countries broke relations with West Germany over the
recognition of Israel in 1965 and!

Coptic, and Islamic glass artifacts,
textiles, and bone carvings. The
objects in the collection date from
400 to 1300 A.D. with major em-
phasis on the Islamic period.
The museum building, begun in
1887 and completed the next year
at a cost of $40,000, was originally
named Newberry Hall for the
Newberry family of Detroit, the
principal financial contributors
for the hall's construction.
"Intil 1904 Newberry Hall was
headquarters for the Student's
Christian Association. From 1905
until 1928, the hall was used by
the Young Woman's Christian As-
sociation and the University. That
year, it was converted from class-
rooms into a museum for the clas-
sical studies and archaeology de-
It has remained a museum since
then, and was dedicated in 1953
to Kelsey, professor of Latin at the
University from 1889 to 1927.
The museum has regularly ex-
hibits from university-sponsored
excavations in Asia Minor and
Africa. Other exhibits have been
purchased from private collections
or have been on loan from other
museums, such as the Metropoli-
tan Museum of Art in New York
The museum not only displays
ancient artifacts, but also furnish-
es special exhibits for Classical
archaeology and history of Art'
sections that meet in the mu-
seum's lecture hall. Informal talks
are also given to elementary'
school classes that occasionally
tour the museum. The museum
has about 300 visitors each week,
says Mrs. White.
Dr. Louise Shier, the museum's
present curator, directs the activ-
ities and displays of the museum.

now deal with Bonn through em-
bassies of third countries. Schell
told a news conference he had
communicated the m e s s a g e s
through diplomatic channels."
The Swiss government yester-
day imposed sharp restrictions on
the entry of Arabs into the coun-
Only on humanitarian grounds
and "where significant Swiss in-
terest is at stake" will any Arab
be allowed in Switzerland, t h e
government announcement said.
Yet it avoided blaming A r a b
guerrilla organizations for Satur-
day's explosion. But the announce-
mentsaidthegovernment still
was looking into sabotage aspects
of the crash. Government spokes-
man explained that the only
Arabs who will be allowed into
Switzerland will be diplomats, big
businessmen, a n d those coming
for medical treatment or to visit
sick or dying family members.
Tourist visas for Arabs are sus-
The government a 1 so ordered
reinforced controls of "all persons
considered as dangerous," both at
the Swiss borders and inside the
And finally it called for a
worldwide aviation security con-
ference to be organized by the In-
ternational Air Transport Asso-
ciation,- IATA - as soon as pos-
sible, preferably on Swiss soil.
The seven-man Cabinet led by
President Hans Peter Tschudi,
who explained the measures at a
news conference later, 1 e f t no
doubt that it was acting on what
it must consider well-founded su-
spicion of Arab sabatoge.
In the meantime, Israeli prime
minister Golda Meir blamed Arab
governments for financing and
sheltering guerrilla fighters "lack-
ing all conscience and respect for
human life."
In a statement to the Israeli
parliament, Mrs. Meir said other
nations could help by taking ef-
fective steps against terrorist or-
ganizations and "against those
Arab countries from which they
Mrs. Meir warned Israel "will
do its duty" to protect air routes
leading to Israel, and "will not
tolerate" attacks on planes flying
to Israel.
Israel yesterday called upon
governments, civil airlines, a n d
pilots organizations to e n d the
wave of terrorism that is result-
ing from the Middle East war and
"making civil airlines unsafe to

Date set'
for union
Teaching fellows attempting to
unionize face a hearing before the
state's Labor Relations Commis-
sion in Detroit March 3 to deter-
mine if they constitute a proper
bargaining unit.
At the hearing, which was ori-
ginally scheduled for Feb. 25, the
teaching fellows will meet with
University officials to discuss the
status of the proposed union.
If the Commission accepts the
group as eligible to represent the
University's 1,417 teaching fellows,
the next step will be to hold an
election to determine if the teach-
ing fellows want to unionize.
According to geography teach-
ing fellow Alison Hayford, steer-
ing committee chairman, the
group has made no decision on
whether to affiliate themselves
with the American Federation of
Teachers, which has been provid-
ing the group with legal assistance
without charge, or with some
other union.
Allan Smith, vice president fO'r
academic affairs, said that Uni-
versity officials will meet tomor-
row to determine a course of
action for the hearing. It is not
sure whether the teaching fel-
lows' bid for recognition will be
challenged, he added.
Before the. hearing was set, the
required amount of signatures,
one-third of the teaching fellows
on campus, was gathered by peti-
tion, according to Miss Hayford.
Members of the steering com-
mittee are still gathering signa-
tures for the petitions. According
to one spokesman, the signatures
have already passed the one-third
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