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Snow flurries this morning,
remaining overcast and cold.


Vol. LXXX, No. 124

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 27, 1970

Ten Cents

Eight Pages







ov.Reagan declares
~state of emergency
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (M - Roving bands of youths
pelted police cars with rocks and bottlesfor a third straight
night yesterday despite a curfew and a state of emergency
declared by Gov. Ronald Reagan.
However, except for one group of about 150 youths, the
bands were small and there was no renewal of the violent
rioting Wednesday during which a bank was burned to the
gkound and numerous fires were set and windows broken.
The 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew was ordered by county super-
visors after a meeting With Reagan. It forbids loitering and
'ssemblies of more than three persons in the one-quarter-










mile suburban community of
's mashed
at Buffalo
By The Associated Press
Students invaded the adminis
tration building of the State Uni-
versity of New York at Buffal
last night, continuing a destruc-
tive spree which brought two con
frontations with police earlier in
the day.p
The students later left the build
Firebombs were tossed in three
other buildings, but other students
quickly extinguished the blazes.
Witnesses said the students
smashed windows, ripped out tele
phones and started at least o n e
;rmall fire in the chief administra-
'tive building, Hayes Hall, ;which
houses offices of the president and
Some 200 city police and sher
iff's deputies, armed with tear
gas, were called.
The night disorders followed a
ethree-hour lull in violence on the
campus, which earlier in the day
had seen students use cars as bat-
tering rams, smashing vehicles in-
to the outer walls of the campus
police headquarters.
The violence marked the second
straight day of disorders on the
O campus.
About 200 students tore down
a fence at a Navy-sponsored r e -
search project and stoned a build-
ing in which the ROTC had of-
The violence lasted for about
three hours before the students
drifted into dormitories.
School administrators blamed
the violence on "the radical left"
and "their lust for destruction."
Damage at the wood frame po-
lice building was described as ex-
tensive, but no injuries were re-
Yesterday's disorders followed a
night or rock-throwing and win.
dow-smashing on the campus Wed-
Col. Antonio Cris c u o l o,
commandant of the University
Air Force ROTC Program, was
incorrectly reported in T h e
Daily yesterday as having spok-
en at the Ann' Arbor Board of
Education meetingrsaying he
had a daughter in school, and
saying he believed that A n n
Arbor is a prejudiced town. Col.
Criscuolo was not at the board
meeting, he does not have
a daughter,and he does n o t
believe that Ann Arbor is a
prejudiced community.

Isla Vista, near the University
of California campus here.
The area was heavily patrolled
by sheriff's deputies Thursday
night but they had difficulty
coping with the hit-and-run tac-
tics of the demonstrators, who
were apparently protesting on a
wide range of issues.
The group of 150 youths started
a bonfire on a street in the busi-
ness section. They began drifting
away when a voice from a police
helicopter ordered them to dis-
Reagan ordered the attorney
general to investigate the leader-
ship of the throngs involved in
- the melee Tuesday and Wednes-
day nights. He also asked the at-
torney general to ascertain if .Wil-
liam M. Kunstler, an attorney in
- the Chicago riot conspiracy trial
who spoke on campus shortly be-
fore Wednesday's demonstration,
crossed state lines to incite a riot.
In an interview from his Mama-
s roneck, N.Y., home, a New York
- radio station, WNEW, quoted
Kunstler as saying, "I didn't see
anyone rushing out of that sta-
dium ... It was a quiet, responsive
I audience. They sat patiently list-
ening to me."
Asked to comment on the vio-
lence, Kunstler said. "I think
probably the same thing would
have happened if I had never been
ein California:"
He said it was a product of bit-
terness and frustration. But he
noted, even to call it violence, is
'misleading. "It is minor maraud-
ing, growing out of this bitterness
of Vietnam. It is nothing com-
pared to what happened daily in
The governor accounted his
moves after a closed session with
Santa Barbara County supervisors,
university officials, the sheriff and
a National Guard official.
"The Board of Supervisors has
requested and I've agreed to a
declaration of extreme emergency,
K he said. "We will make highway
patrolman available to prohibit
the formation of mobs."
Earlier, he told newsmen in an
emotional voice: "So help me God,
we will provide everything that
needs providing even if it means
a declaration of martial law. .
This cannot be allowed to continue
and will not be allowed."
The National Guard will be
mobilized, he said, if the sheriff1
and highway patrol request it.
The Wednesday night demon-
stration by about 1,000 young
people was broken up by a massed
force of police after the bank
branch was gutted, a squad car
burned and real estate offices
The bank estimated damage to
its branch at $400,00 and said it
is offering $25,000 for information
leading to conviction of the arson-
ists. Civil "John Doe" suits will
be filed against all participants,
the bank said.
In a letter to Reagan, the bank
See CURFEW, Page 8

The Senate Assembly last
night unanimously opposed a
moratorium of classes to allow
a University-wide forum on
job recruiting. However, the
faculty's h i g h e s t decision-
making body did call on the
newly-created Committee on
Communications to "conduct
a series of forums" on the
Student Government Council, at
its meeting last night, refused to
participate in the Committee on
Communications until the Regents
pass bylaws concerning student
decision-making, however. This
renders that committee virtually
helpless to deal with the recruit-
ing forum.


-Associated Press
IGNITED BY A BARREL OF GASOLINE SOAKED RAGS hurled by demonstrators Wednesday night,
a Bank of America branch blazes out of control. Police advised firemen not to fight the fire because
of the size of the rampaging crowd protesting on a variety of grievances with U.S. society.


Ju dge


o Am
A temporary injunction pro- judgment,"
hibiting the showing of the film Delhey's
"I Am Curious (Yellow)" was is- film shows
sued by Circuit Court Judge Wil- aal interco
liam F. Ager yesterday afternoon. indecency.'
Defense attorneys plans to appeal said that th
the order as a test to the con- ing social
stitutionality of the state ob- to appealt
scenity law. of persons
The film, which opened two Ellmann'
nights ago at the Fifth Forum, the injunc
was called obscene by a group of main point
city officers who viewed the film the uncons
at a Wayne County theater Tues- plication o
day night. The group included law.
Assistant Prosecutor John Huss, Elimana
Deputy Police Chief Harold Olsen, should not
and Prosecutor's Investigator Ray junction w
A. Tanner. film obsce:
County Prosecutor William Del- not be up
hey filed the petition for the in-pioeta
junction on the basis ofrtheir re-prove that
port. ot be ser
port. cutors to p'
Ager ordered the Fifth Forum
to appear before the court yes-
terday morning to show cause why
the injunction should not be is-
sued. After hearing statements by SG
Attorney E. H. Ellmann of De-:
troit, who represented the theatre,
the Judge determined that they oi
had not shown cause and issued ohreprr esriigodr
the temporary restraining order.
Ellmann said he will issue an, By CA
appeal with the Michigan State Student
Court of Appeals on the grounds last night d
that neither Delhey nor Ager had ing student
determined that the film was in Committee
fact obscene thus, the order of until the R
restraint would be unwarranted. cerning st
Both Delhey and Ager indicated which are
in court yesterday that they had cil.
not seen the film.
_ _- - Council's

Assembly's action in a special
session last night was in response
to a proposal by its Student Rela-
i shwntions Committee (SRC). The com-
mittee's recommendation called
" suspension ofrecruiting"to per-
1N mit widespread involvement and
ur o u s a conducive atmosphere" for a
day-long debate on job recruiting.
At the same meeting, Assembly
a question of blind that there was cause for the ob- also elected its representatives to
Ellman said. scenity charges. the new University Council and
complaint said that the' The state law says that any Committee on Communications,

Dean Van Wylen

scenes of nudity, sex- local executive officer can file an
urse, and "acts of gross obscenity complaint and an in-
" The statement further junction immediately issued pre-
he film "has no redeem- venting the sale, distribution, ac-
grace and is designed quisition, or possession of any
to the purient interest "obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy,

Barry Bluestone

viewing the film. I
s arguments against
tion consisted of four
ts. His first point was
titutionality of the ap-
f the state's obscenity
argued that the judge
be able to issue an in-
ithout first proving the
ne. He said it should
to the defendant to
the injunction should
ved, but for the prose-
prove that it should -

indecent or disgusting" material.
Accompany that argument was
Ellman's second point - that the
restraining order would violate
the theatre's constitutional rights.
He claimed it violated the first
amendment by not allowing the
theatre to show the film before
it was actually decided that the
film is obscene.
Again he stressed the question
of the constitutional validity of
putting the defendant on the de-
fensive and forcing him to prove
See JUDGE, Page 8

set up a week ago when the Re-
gents passed sections 7.01 and
7.02 of the bylaws.
Before taking action on the
issue, Assembly was addressed by
SRC's c h airman, architecture
Prof. Joseph Wehrer, who ex-
plained SRC's proposal.
"We feel a failure to discuss;
the whole issue with all of its
ramifications can only lead to fur-
ther violence," Wehrer said. Het
added that the issues involvedr
went beyond recruiting to include
civil rights, the relation of the
University to the community att
large, the role of minorities andf
the University's priorities.-
Several Assembly members re-;
sponded to Wehrer's remarks, ad-
dressing themselves almost solelyf
See ASSEMBLY, Page 8 t

Conference on
commerce bars
radical fcut
Two members of the Radical College were turned away
by administrators from the business school when they at-
tempted to enter a University-sponsored Seminar on Inter-
national Licensing and Joint Ventures yesterday.
Sponsored by the Institute for International Commerce,
the seminar was attended by businessmen who paid a $100
fee to learn methods of increasing "business growth and
profitability overseas."
The twb college members turned away yesterday were
anthropology Prof. Marshal Sahlins and Barry Bluestone, a
research assistant in the In-1

tI 0 f

stitute of Labor and Industrial

G refuses to participate on
nimittee on Comnmunicatioiis

Government Council
decided against appoint-
t representatives to the
on Communications
egents pass bylaws con-
udent decision-making
acceptable to the coun-
action is expected to

have control of the policy of the
housing units,
-A three-option proposal on the
academic calendar, including 1)
Maintaining the present tri-mester
system; 2) Initiating a quarter
system, the academic year being
three quarters; or, 3) initiating a
two semester academic years with
a summer session.
Students would vote for one of
the three calendar proposals.
Also last night, SGC urged all
airlines to stop flights to any
Arab country which refused to
guarantee the safety of passeng-
ers of any flight.
Council declined to take a posi-
tion on the recruitment issue for

the second week in a row. Two re-
solutions proposed by Joan Mar-
tin, council member, were not tak-
en up due to lack of quorum.
The first resolution would
have condemned Fleming for his
"blatant repression of the truth on
this campus," because he refused
to finance an SGC drafted "f a c t
sheet" written as a rebuttal to a
similar leaflet passed out by Flem-
ing after last week's GE recruiter
Miss Martin's second proposal
called for a complete halt to all
job recruiting on campus, stating
that "SGC takes a firm, unyield-
ing position against the govern-
ment's imperialistic policy . .."'

Sahlins and Bluestone decided to
seek admission to the conference
yesterday morning because of
concern in the college over the
nature of the closed seminar.
But when Bluestone and Sahlins
sought admission yesterday mor-
ning, Robert Adams, Director and
Professor of International Busi-
nes refused them admission, ex-
plaining, "This is a private con-
ference for the businessmen who
have come here."
According to Business School
Dean Floyd Bond, "the conference
is to improve the economy of
Michigan and to improve the bal-
ance of payments."
In seeking entrance, the radical
faculty members pointed to an
earlier invitation for two of their
number to attend the Seminar.
But Adams replied that the in-

Abortion controversy heats up

The state controversy over abortion law re-
form is heading toward a climax as a state
senate hearing, a court suit, and a number of
citizens' group actions have all been announced
with the same thing in mind-liberalizing the
current state law.
In addition, Ann Arbor's Republican Sen.
Gilbert Bursley introduced a bill Wednesday
which, if adopted, would make Michigan's abor-
tion laws among the most liberal in the nation.
The state's present abortion law prohibits
abortion except when necessary to save the
mother's life.

Services.Committee, headed by Sen. N. Lorraine
Beebe, (R-Dearborn).
Sen. Beebe's committee has been holding
'a series of state-wide hearings on the bills, the
last of which is scheduled for Detroit this morn-
ing. The hearing, which will start at 10 a.ni
and will continue throughout the day at the
City-County Building, will be attended by a
number of local groups interested in abortion
Deanne Warren, a spokesman for the. Ann
Arbor Committee for the Control of Abortion,
said she believes the turnout at the hearings,
especially the last one, will be an important
factor in getting support for a reform measure.

totally prevent the committee, a
student - faculty - administration
panel created by the Regents last
week, from dealing with the prob-
lem of on-campus job recruitment.
The current controversy on job
recruitment was referred to the
committee by University President
Fleming last Tuesday, and by Sen-
ate Assembly last night.
"This whole thing is a typical
Fleming move," said Bob Hirshon.
"We must continue our year-and-
a-half policy of non-participationI
* with the Regents and Fleming un-
til all the bylaws are passed."
In other action by the Council,
three referenda to appear on the
March ballot of SGC elections were
Students will be voting on these
three issues:
-A three dollar per student
assessment for the Martin Luther
King Scholarship fund. The fund

Engine ers f
unit backis
Responding to recent protests
against recruiting by large com-
panies on campus, Engineering
Council last night called for con-
tinued recruiting with no suspen-
sions-however short.
The motion, introduced by the
Executive Board of the council,
contended that "any discontinu-
ation, no matter how temporary,
of the activities of the Placement
Service would be a serious break-
age of faith on the part of the
The motion states that these
demonstrations utilized "force and
repression" to acconplish their
objective and asks the University
to "reject the use of violence at
this early stage."
Deleted from the original mo-
tion. was a passage which. read,
"In the events of the past few
weeks, the students of the Engi-
neering College have exhibited
considerable tolerance and re-
straint in their response to the
forces of violence and repression
on this campus."
An amendment to the motion
stating that "the vast majority of

Coalition plans Tuesday forums
to discuss recruiting on campus

Representatives of a number of
local groups formed a coalition
last night to call for a discussion-
moratorium next Tuesday on cam-
pus recruiting.
The groups charge that Uni-
versity rveruitfinff Dnliripsinictate

The discussions will also be
aimed at encouraging a continuing'
dialog on recruiting beyond the
forum Tuesday.
An SDS representative men-
tioned the possibility of action'
against recruiters from Dow
Chemical Co. on Tuesday. The

be part of an educational cam-
paign for the University commun-
ity. The coalition is preparing a
pamphlet on recruiting to be dis-
tributed Tuesday. The represent-
atives of Radical College, ENACT,
and SDS reported that their:
groups have already compiled a


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