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PARSONS' SUSPENSION:
A TEMPORARY VICTORY
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Vol. LXXX, No. 132

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 13, 1970

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By AL SHACKELFORD
An oil-and-feathers "trash" directed at Atlantic Rich-
field recruiters resulted yesterday morning in the arrest of a
AJniversity student.
Engineering Placement Director Prof. John Young de-
scribed what happened as follows: "I was in the outer office
of the placement office at approximately 11:20 when I heard
my secretary, who was going out, holler. I went out of the
office and saw the oil and feathers poured on steps and floor,
and caught a glimpse of at least one girl. Immediately she
*an out in the direction of the Diag."
Tova Klein, '71 RC, was arrested yesterday by Ann Arbor
policein connection with the incident, and was charged with
" malicious destruction, a low
misdemeanor. She pled not
, oo 1e "guilty to the charge, and was
Rm areleased on personal recog-
nizance. Miss Klein's trial is
l' , set for April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in
District Court before Judge
Pieter Thomassen.
The steps to the west entrance
stage ost to the basement placement office
were, saturated with a coat of old
oil covered with a topping of
By CARLA RAPOPORT fluffy white feathers. A slick of
Governor William Milliken yes- oil about five feet in diameter
terday announced the resignation spread over the floor, also covered
of Louis Rome as executive direc- by feathers; a sack of feathers
for of the State Commission on proclaiming "Save at Ulrich's" qc-
Law Enforcement and Criminal cupied a position in the center of
a$ustice. the slick.
Rome, who owns six apartment Young called the disruption "ex-
Rome wh ows sx aartenttremely objectionable" and add-
buildings in Ann Arbor, has been em;y o'tinbit andopdd-e
the bjet o may atios tkened, "I don't think it accomplishes
the object of.many actions taken any useful purpose."
by the Ann Arbor Tenants Union He was unable to estimate the
in the last two months. amount of damage caused by the
Milliken said Rome "has made oil-and-feathers attack but said,
an important contribution in the "We'll never be- able to get it
establishment of the Commission completely clean; there will al-
and has been very helpful regard- ways be a stain."
ing the administration of the Asked if Atlantic-Richfield will
Crime Control Program in Michi- continue their recruiting
gan." Young answered, "Yes."
Rome yesterday pleaded guilty The action was similar in na-
to two charges of building code ture to SDS action last January,
violations in #City Court. Judge when protesters painted a Naval
*ieter Thomassen levied a $70 recruiter black and dumped a
fine for the two violations. The dead fish on the desk of a repre-
incident will be listed on Rome's sentative of Allied Chemical.
record as a criminal misdemeanor. Yesterday's disruption was an-
The Tenants Union travelled to other part of SDS' present cam-
Lansing last Jan. 22 to picket paign against on-campus recruit-
Rome's office, protesting the con- ing which began at the beginning
Roe's offie, prtetngthe cdn of the winter term.
itionsof his apartment buildings The r e c r u i t I n g controversy
nAnn Arbor. reached its most violent and mili-
Union members spoke with tant stage on Feb. 18 when an SDS
Governor Milliken at that time, lock-in of General Electric re-
presenting their statistics on cruiters resulted in a skirmish be-
Rome's buildings and maintenance tween protesters and police. The
procedures. level of militance achieved by
Milliken said at that time, "I SDS at this disruption was unpre-
*Vill certainly be looking into this cedented in University history; it
matter as soon as possible." was the first time protesters at-
Asistant Press Secretary to the tempted to forcefully free 3-
governor, Dale Arnold said yes- : arrested by police.
terday, "The Ann Arbor building The most recent stage in the
charges may have been a factor recruiting controversy took place
for Rome's resignation. Certainly on March 3 when radicals con-
a public official (Milliken) takes fronted three representatives from
apublic oficialm hM~en taks ,,the Dow Chemical Co. in a heated
debate before more than 750 peo-
Tom Higgenson of the Tenants ple in the Michigan Union ball-
Union sees Rome's resignation as room.
a politically significant event. An SDS l e a f 1 e t distributed
"Rome was a timebomb in Mil- around campus yesterday stated
liken's hip pocket. If Rome had that the oil-and-feathers incident
gone to trial yesterday instead of was intended "to demonstrate
pleading guilty, newsmen would what Atlantic-Richfield (ARCO)
rhave publicized Rome's negligence. stands for-oil and a destroyed
This would have been absurd for ecology."
Milliken-a criminal in the Crime The SDS charges stem from
Commission." ARCO's plans to lay an 800-mile
Tenants Union lawyer Jonathan pipeline in Alaska, an act which
Rose said last night, "Although I the SDS leaflet claims will "scar
agree with the Union's , position Alaska's tundra and permentently
that Mr. Rome has breached his destroy the ecolological balance of
bresponsibility as a landlord, I a massive region of Alaska."
feel that he has unusually humane ARCO representatives deny the
and progressive ideas pertaining to SDS charges.
criminal law." SDS has planned a noon rally
Bernard Winckoski, who has for today on the Diag to demon-
been the commission program strate against Atlantic-Richfield
manager for Community Relations as part of their continuing cam.-
and Crime Prevention, was named paign against on-campus recruit-
acting director in Rome's place. ing.

v

18ear
vote passes
Senate
WASHINGTON ()-Overrid-
ing objections that it might
throw the next presidential
election into confusion, the
Senate voted 64 to 17 yester-
day to lower the voting age to
18 in all elections starting
Jan. 1, 1971.
The Senate turned a deaf ear
to protests by some members that
the Supreme Court might rule the
18-year-old vote amendment in-
valid after millions of young peo-
ple had cast ballots in the 1972
presidential election.
"What sort of confusion would
reign?" asked Sen. James B. Allen
(D-Ala). "Who would be presi-
dent?"
Allen tried vainly to defer the
effective date of the legislation
until after 1972. His amendment
was defeated 72 to 15.
The move to lower the voting
age was pushed by Senate Demo-
cratic Leader Mike Mansfield of
Montana, who made it a part of a
proposed five-year extension of
the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
It still must be approved by the
House and, assuming the President
signs it, it is sure to be chal-
lenged in the courts on constitu-
tional grounds.
Allen and some other senators
contended that Congress has no
power under the Constitution to
lower the voting age, that it can
be done only by constitutional
amendment. They argued that the
Constitution specifically gives the
power of determining voters' qual-
ifications to the states.
Georgia; Kentucky, Alaska and
Hawaii now permit persons under
21 to vote.
Under Mansfield's proposal, the
right to vote in federal, state and
local elections would be extended
to all persons 18 and older.
This would give the ballot
starting next year to an estimated
10 million to 11 million young
people.
Backing Allen's unsuccessful ef-
fort to delay the effective date un-
til Jan. 1, 1973, Sen. John C. Sten-
nis (D-Miss), said an adverse
court ruling after the 1972 election
could throw the presidential con-
test into the House of Representa-
tives.

-Daily-S
DEAN WILLIAM HAYS of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, standings
the right, speaks with the 300 demonstrators who came to protest the suspension of BobP
Hays reinstated Parsons who is charged with allegedly striking John Young, Director of
cering School Placement Service.

EYEWITNESS TELLS HAYS
'PARSONS IS INNOCENT'
By JIM McFERSON
Literary college Dean William Hays yesterday told a
crowd of about 300 demonstrators gathered in the LSA Bldg.
that he will lift the suspension 'of Robert Parsons, '70, and
order it removed from Parsons' record.
The protesters had planned a sit-in in Hays' offices to
protest the suspension, which the dean had ordered pending
a hearing on charges that Parsons struck a faculty member
during a protest against recruiters from General Electric
Co. on Feb. 18. They left after Hays' announcement.
Addressing the group at 12:30 p.m. yesterday, shortly after
they arrived, Hays said, "I am willing to lift the suspension
because I don't think Bob Par-
sons did it."
In a later interview, Hays ex- y
plained that he was approached
at about 11:30 a.m. by Paul Siano,
an assistant director of student
organizations, who said he had
witnessed the alleged striking of
the faculty member, and main-
tained that Parsons was not in-
volved.ru
"The eyewitness' account makes
the case against Parsons unten- By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
able," said Hays. "There is cer- Literary college Dean William
taintly enough evidence to cast Hays said yesterday he believes
sufficient doubt on the validity of that job recruiting "should not be
the suspension, so it's being with- hponsrerbyt ing sity of~
sara Krulwich drawn. sponsored by the University of
Michigan."
second from The dean ordered the suspen- The dean added however, that
Parsons, '70. sion after he and the LSA execu- recruiters should be able to hold
the Engin- ticve committee studied three af- interviews with students at some
fidavits which claimed that Par- accessible site, preferably off-
sons had struck engineering Prof. campus.
John Young, director of the En- Hays presented his views on the
gineering Placement Service, dur- current controversy over on-
ing the protest against G.E. The campus job recruiting during a dis-
affidavits were submitted by cussion with about 00 students
Young and two engineering stu- protesting his summary suspension
dents. of Robert Parsons, '70.
Suspension of a student by the In a later interview, the dean
,oe d dean is allowed under the Fac- indicated he had discussed his
ulty Code of the literary college poition on the recruiter issue
in extreme circumstances. with President Robbert Fleming.
Hays said he will request Cen- He said he did not recall when the
tral Student Judiciary (CSJ) to discussion took place.
hold a fact-finding hearing to de- Two weeks ago, Fleming turned
termine what actually occurred down proposals for a suspension of
during the time Young was alleged recruiting and a one-day morator-
te Rep. Ray- to have been struck. ium of classes for a campus-wide
ed that taxes On Tuesday, CSJ "ordered" Hays debate on University ties with the
g might have to lift the suspension, maintain- military and with corporations.
s ten per cent ing that The proposals were submitted by
oney to com- t oed b ony rig Senate Assembly's Student Rela-
ione to om-to due process before any disci
iestioned whe- pline is imposed. In addition CSJ tions Committee, and the Radical
uld be willing maintained that it had sole juris- College, following several attempts
diction over -the case since it in- by protesters to prevent inter-
ead of the De- iove n -caemic e it views between students and re-
ado E t n D volved anon-academic offense al- cruiters from taking place.
z, Education legedly committed by a student. In denying the requests, Flem-
ithat public The power of CSJ to enjoin a ing said he was turning the issue
thas public disciplinary action taken by dean over to the newly-created Commit-
has no power or faculty board has never been tee on Communications - a stu-
ditives, other recognized by the Regents. dent-faculty-administration b o d y
duce cancer. Hays said yesterday that his designed to help resolve conflicts
a certai decision to remove the suspension in the University community.
for our pub- was not related to the CSJ "or- However, it remains uncertain
t too much" der," or to the sit-in, but to the whether the committee, will be
Eddie Albert eyewitness account presented by able to discuss the issue, since
program. "j Siano Student Government Council has
prm. hIs However, leaders of the protest declined to appoint the three stu-
with this mat- attributed Hays' decision to the dent members of the committee.
ould." pressure of the impending sit-in. SGC President Marty McLaugh-
impassioned Parsons said he believed the lin indicated yesterday that t h e
d the U.S. De- suspension was lifted "not because boycott of the committee w o u I d
ture of taking of the administration's generosity continue "in order to prevent the
in failing to or the realization of a mistake, administration from bottling up
the pesticide but because we took power into the recruiter issue until f I n a1 s
our hands by acting." week."
S, Page 8 Reached by telephone last night, He said that by the time the com-
See SUSPENSION, Page 8 See RECRUITING, Page 8

TOWN MEETING:

Wide

s upport

ask

for pollution

By DAVE CHUDWIN
Warning that saving the en-
vironment will cost billions of dol-
lars, government officials at an
ENACT-sponsored town meeting
last night called for political ac-
tion by the public to force ade-
quate anti-pollution legislation and
funding.
"If you want to enlist in an en-
vironmental war, you're got to
lobby, you've got to elect your
friends and throw out your enem-
ies," Mayor Robert Harris told the

crowd of about 1,000 people at
Pioneer High School.
He said that politicians would
not vote higher taxes to pay for
cleaning up the environment or
legislation that might hurt power-
ful economic interests unless there
is strong public pressure.
The session, attended mainly by
elementary and high school stu-
dents, remained placid and uncon-
troversial, in contrast with t h e
verbal brawls and heckling t h a t
marked Wednesday's kick-off rally.
Pursuing the theme of a d e-

fg
quate funding, Sta
mond Smit estimat
and the cost of livin
to rise by as much a
to provide enough m
bat pollution. He qu
ther the public wo
to pay the price.
C. C. Johnson, he
partment of Health,
and Welfare's e
health service, said
apathy is one of th
federal government1
to regulate food ad
than those that pro
"We should have
amount of compassio
lic leaders, but not
commented actor1
who moderated the
don't think the gov
been locking horns w
ter in the way it sh
In an articulate,
speech Albert accuse
partment of Agriculi
a "criminal attitude
take action against
DDT.
See OFFICIAL:

EN4CT-sponsored workshops
cover many ecological issues

(The following reports were writ-
ten by W. E. Schrock, Robert Jerro,
Lynn Weiner, Jim Beattie and Han-
nah Morrison.
The Environmental A c t i o n
(ENACT) Teach-In continued in-
to its third day yesterday. A wide
variety of workshops were held last
night and yesterday afternoon on
subjects ranging from population
control to pollution of the Great

organized through the business
school, three representatives of big
industries reputed to be big pol-
luters presented their side of the
case last night to a crowd of over
80 people in the Business Admin-
istration Bldg.
The speakers were Dr. John
Reynolds of the air and water
control division of Consumers Pow-
er, Jack Quick, assistant comp-

Le

akes. troller of General Motors, and
In the only ENACT workshop Eastern Airlines vice-president for

facilities, design, and construction,
Mark Cheever.
Two students on the speakers'
platform were Larry Stevens, pres-
ident of the business administra-
tion school student council, and
Paul Cheever, a student in the
business school.
Although there was anticipated
radical disruption according to
some sources, nothing of this na-
ture happened. However, two po-
liceman were in the lobby of the
school prior to the start of the
presentation.
After each man had explained
his comany's anti-pollution ef-
forts, which they documented at
great length, they answered ques-
tions from the audience.
Although some of the questions
attempted to challenge the speak-
ers, the audience accepted the an-
swers of the speakers for the most
part.
The formal program was ended
after about two ,hours, and those
wishing to discuss further ques-
tions with the speakers retired to
the business administration school
lounge.
* * *M
At a symposium yesterday on
"The Future of the Great Lakes,"
the three keynote speakers agreed

SGC asks new discipline codes,
backs mass action to support BAM,
blasts 'U' policies on recruiting

By CARLA RAPOPORT
Student Government Council
last night called on the faculty
in each school and college to re-
write its own code of academic
conduct in committees of equal
student-faculty membership.
The call was a direct response
to LSA Dean Hays' recent suspen-
sion of Robert Parsons, '70.
A second major resolution pass-
ed unanimously by SGC last night
requested the Regents to pass the
Black Action Movement's (BAM)
demands in their entirety at. the

-that college faculty agree that
no student will be disciplined for
personal or nonacademic. conduct
under any faculty code.
In their request for acceptance
of BAM's demands, SGC itself
vigorously endorse the demands,
specifically increased black enroll-
ment with adequate financial aid,
and urged all student to show their
support of BAM by attending the,
Regents' meeting and expressing
their feelings in "a way that won't
be ignored,"
T'hionrnnnal fnholf anrif

The entire proposal, passed after
considerable debate, based its call
for a recruitment halt on the pre-
mise that U.S. government en-
gages in a policy of oppressing
peoples around the world in forms
of genocidal wars, and supressions
of popular reform and revolution-
ary movements.
The proposal then followed that
the University of Michigan sup-
ports this denial of a human's
right to life by allowing recruiters
on campus from companies that
promote the U.S. policies.

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