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Vol. LXXX, No. 135 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 17, 1970 Ten Cents
Black students' demands: Now to the e
By ROB BIER the list was presented to President "approach, if not exceed" the the overall plan to make financial BAM members were less than enrollment -and if the percentage priori
Daily News Analysis Robben Fleming. proportion of blacks in the state. aid more available for blacks and happy with what they saw. Stu- of blacks in the program remains necess
The Regents will be here to- The first demand calls for step- Current estimates place black fairer to all financial aid redl- dent Government Council member stable, there is no assurance that avail
morrow and Thursday to consider, ped up recruiting efforts to in- enrollment at the University at pients. Walter Lewis says he finds only blacks would comprise 5.5 per "W
and perhaps vote on, a response crease the numbers of graduate 'three to four per cent of total Finally, BAM demands a black one "bright spot" in Fleming's . cent of the University enrollment. to co
to the demands of the Black Ac- and undergraduate black students University enrollment. community center and community proposals - the formation of a Fleming, however, has said that in ad
tion Movement (BAM). Aside as well as black faculty members. The third demand calls for ad- input for the black studies pro- committee under Vice President the OAP proposal does not pre- from
from the immediate importance of In addition to the full-time re- ditional supportive services-coun- gram, and Dean of Graduate Studies clude increased effort in other points
any action, what happens in the cruiters working in Michigan and seling, tutoring and other means Many meetings between BAM Stephen Spurr to oversee recruit- areas. increa
next two days could well set a around the country, students of helping blacks, many of them representatives and administrators ing efforts. "When you double OAP you But
precedent for relations between would be encouraged to assist the from ghetto schools, to adjust to followed the presentation of the One of Fleming's proposals asks haven't touched all the possibili- is insu
blacks and universities both here effort wherever possible. the University's academic environ- demands to Fleming. for an increase in the Opportunity ties for increasing black enroll- only1
and all over the state for years to Those recruiters would be work- ment. Then came the February Re- Awards program, a project de- ment," he says and cites veterans' servic
come. ing to help fulfill BAM's second "One of the reasons there are gents' meeting and open hearing signed to aid disadvantaged in- aid programs, graduate stipends housi
The current debate over admis- demand - significantly increased not more black students here is when BAM presented its demands state students, to double it by and black students not needing Per
sions and related issues began in black enrollment at the Univer- money," reads the fourth demand to the board. At the public hear- 1973-74. But BAM members have financial aid as examples of other the m
early January when various black sity. The initial goal, as stated in which calls for increased financial ing, the Regents directed Fleming criticized this as falling short of areas where enrollment efforts admis
groups around campus began con- the demand, calls for 900 new aid. Renewed solicitations for the to come to them in March with a their 10 per cent goal. could be directed. for A
ferring about what could be done black students to be admitted in Martin Luther King Scholarship five-year plan for dealing with the SGC and BAM member Darryl The major stumbling block, says
to increase black enrollment at the fall 1971, with 10 per cent black Fund, tuition waivers for in-state demands. Gorman points out that 82 per however, is money, and that is has u
University. enrollment by 1973-74. disadvantaged students, a Univer- On March 5 Fleming sent a let- cent of the students who get where the bulk of the controversy policy
On Feb. 3 a closed meeting of After that, there would be fur- sity-wide appeal board and revi- ter to BAM discussing the problem scholarship aid from the OAP are has rested. BAM claims it is a phasi
black students approved a list of ther increases until the proportion sion of the parents confidential and outlining his proposals to the black. By 1973, he says, if there matter of University priorities test s
ten demands and two days later of blacks in the University would statement are included as part of Regents. is no increase in overall University while administrators counter that!

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ties or not, much of the
ary funds just are not
e've done the best we can
me up with funds ourselves,
dition to whatever we get
outside," Fleming says and
to his proposed $2 million
se in OAP.
BAM members say that that
efficient because the program
pays tuition and supportive
es costs with no money for
tg and food.
haps of equal importance to
oney issue is the appropriate
isons criteria. Vice President
cademic Affairs Allan Smith
that since its outset, OAP
sed a "modified admissions
" which places reduced em-
s on high school grades and
cores. The overriding factor,
See REGENTS, Page 8

Radical College
supports BAM
admission plan
Radical College has unanimous-
ly endorsed all the demands of
the Black A c t i o n Movement
At a meeting Sunday night, the
college also voted to send delegates
0 to yesterday's special Senate As-
sembly meeting on campus plan-
ning to support these demands. In
addition, it voted to urge Senate
Advisory\ Committee on University
Affairs to set up a full Faculty
Senate meeting to discuss the
* However, the College did not
send representatives to yesterday's
Assembly meeting. "In the end we
decided we couldn't accomplish
what we wanted to at that meet-
ing," said Prof. Richard Mann.
The BAM demands include the,
admission of 900 new black stu-
dents to the University in 1971-72;
and an increase in the proportion
of black students to ten per cent
of total student population by
The Administration has pro-
posed to double the number of
"disadvantaged" students (the
r majority of which are black) by
In other action, Prof. Richard
Mann reported on his mesting last
Thursday with Vice President for
Financial Affairs Wilbur Pierpont.
Mann and other representatives of
Radical College presented Pier-
pont with their proposal to give
students and faculty members
proxy voting rights for University-
owned stock.
Mann described the meeting as
"congenial-but of course it didn't
get anywhere." Mann reported
Pierpont said he would present
the proposal to the Regents next
week "if there is room on the
Members of the College agreed
that further action ought to be
taken to obtain proxy voting
rights, but no specific move was
decided on.
The Radical College did not
vote to endorse a "counter-re-
cruiter interview" to be staged by
two College members in opposi-
tion to the Lockheed Aircraft Co.
recruiter who- will be on campus
this Thursday and Friday.

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
Marchers confront Vice President Allan Sm ith
Black faculty members back
RAM demands; ask 'urgency'

45 profs
at Buffalo
Sit in president's
office in support
of student strike
BUFFALO (R-Police arrest-
ed 45 faculty members at the
State University of New York
at Buffalo on criminal con-
tempt charges Sunday after
the professors refused to end
a sit-in in the acting presi-
dent's office.
The professors were released
yesterday on their own recogni-
zance after they were charged
with criminal contempt of a State
Supreme Court injunction ban-
ning campus violence.
The demonstrators, who de-
manded to see acting president
Peter Regan, said they were in
sympathy with the student strike,
now over two weeks old, and said
they objected to the presence of
police on the campus. Regan was
apparently not in the building at
the time of the sit-in.
A university official asked the
group to leave Regan's office, po-
lice said, but all but four refused
to go. Campus police then arrested
the remaining 45 and removed
them without resistance.
According to the Buffalo police
commissioner, there are currently
315 police on the campus. Regan
had called the police on campus
March 9 to act in a "preventative
fashion" to protect the university
community against vandalism.
However, the strike began as a
result of a battle Feb. 25 when
students confronted police after
isolated incidents of vandalism
following a demonstration called
by the Black Students Union to
protest alleged discriminatory pol-
icies by the athletic department
against minority 'group athletes.
The clash resulted in 17 arrests.
At a university convocation
March 2, several thousand stu-
dents approved the removal of
ROTC programs from the cam-
pus, an open admissions policy,
removal of Defense Department
projects from the campus and Re-
gan's removal.
Picket lines, building occupa-
tions and mass meetings occurred
all last week in violation of a tem-
porary restraining order Regan
obtained March 5. He subsequent-
ly suspended 20 students for vio-
lations of the injunctions and
other infractions of the university
regulations dating back to October.
and SGC.

-Associated Press
Calhondian protest
Cambodian students display an anti-North Vietnamese placard
during a demonstration yesterday in Phnom Penh.
New' Mobe sponsors
anti-raft workshops
Radical groups plan intensive protests this week on the
issues of the draft, racism and American involvement' in
Vietnam, to culminate Thursday in a massive demonstration
in People's Plaza coinciding with the presentation of demands
by the Black Action Movement (BAM) to the Regents.
Leading up to the mass action will be workshops on the
draft all day Tuesday and pro-

A group of black faculty and
staff members expressed support
last night for Black Action Move-
ment (BAM) demands for in-
creased black enrollment and sup-
portive services, and called on the
University- administration to "re-
spond to the BAM proposal with
The group said they were
"greatly disturbed at the impend-
ing impasse. between the Univer-
sity administration and the Black
Action Movement."
The group called on the Uni-
versity to provide adequate finan-
cial aid to all black students who
require it. The 31 signers of the
statement suggested that the ad-
ministration separate financial
matters and admission policy in
its discussions, and urged thead-
ministration to respond to each
BAM demand individually.
The statement suggested the
formation of a "Financial Task
Force" which would attempt to
find sources of money within the
University which could be used
for the support of black students.
The committee, said the state-

ment, would be composed of black
staff and students.
In referring to the issues of ad-
missions criteria and money mat-
ters, the group said, "It is un-
fortunate that the administration
has always sought to deal with
these issues jointly."
Earlier in the evening, literary
college Dean William Hays met
with BAM representatives to dis-
cuss the demands.

"Not much happened," said
BAM member Darryl Gorman.
"But Hays said that they would
try to get their own supportive
services program going."
Counseling, tutoring and other
supportive services are key among
BAM demands. These aim at help-
ing students from poor high
-schools and ghetto neighborhoods
to adjust to the University's aca-
demic and social environment.

Cambodia aids
ship hijackers
From Wire service Reports
The Cambodian government
has notified the United States
that it has granted asylum to
two Americans who apparent-
ly hijacked the American am-
munition c a r r i e r Columbia
Eagle, the State Department
reported yesterday.
Diplomatic efforts were continu-
ing to obtain the release of the
freighter and 13 crewmen remain-
ing aboard.
The Cambodians said that after
removing the two men requesting
asylum they would decide I a t e r
about the disposition of the freigh-
ter with its cargo of 34,000 tons
of bombs bound for Thailand and
the remaining crew members on
Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, R-Ore.,
said last night he had learned the
two alleged mutineers are Clyde
McKay of Escondido, Calif., an d
Alvin Glatkowski of Long Beach,
Calif. A spokesman for Hatfield
said the men were signed on as
crew members at Long Beach.
In talks to the Defense Depart-
ment and Irving Thayer, president
of the Columbia Steamship Co. of
Portland, which owns the ship,
Hatfield's aide- said it had also
been learned that nine U.S. ships
have now moved into the area,
standing by in international wat-
ers. The Hatfield spokesman char-
acterized the apparent hijacking as
a protest of the Vietnam war.
"They threatened the ship as a
war protest," he said.
State Department press officer
Robert McCloskey said "We're not
charging anyone with mutiny. I
want to be clear on that." He said
in response to a question that "we
have no extradition treaty with
Twenty-four civilian seamen who
were set adrift in two lifeboats
when the apparent mutiny oc-
curred over the weekend were re-
ported in good shape by another
American freighter which picked
them up, the Rappahannock.
Precisely, what happened was
not clear, in part because the Pen-
tagon withheld some of the mes-
sages sent by the Columbia Eagle.
This was done, Friedman said, to
protect the crew.
T As strike
at Madison
MADISON (IP)-Some 800 teach-
ing assistants went on strike at
the University of Wisconsin yes-
terday, vowing to "shut the school
down" if the university adminis-
tration fails to agree to contract
The striking teaching assistant
union at Madison represents about
half of the university's 1900 TAs.
The union is demanding guaran-
teed employment for TAs until
they complete graduate work, a
health care plan, and workload
The university's board of re-
gents immediately sought court

Group confronts VP
over RAM demands
Some 30 people marched from the Fishbowl to the Ad-
ministration Bldg. yesterday in support of the Black Action
Movement's demands for increased black admissions at the
The march was sponsored by the Coalition to Support
BAM, an ad hoc group composed of several student organiza-
tions including the Student Mobilization Committee, New
Mobilization Committee, Tenants Union, SDS, Lawyers Guild
and SGC.
After entering the Administration Bldg., the marchers
--',went up to the office of Vice

for SGC
Student Government Council
elections will be held March 24-25.
Running in tandem slates for the
offices of President and Executive
Vice President are Bruce Wilson,
'72 and Larry Soloman, '71, Marty
Scott, '72, and JerryDeGriek, '72,
Joe Goldenson, '71,and Steve Nis-
sen, '70.
The 17 candidates for SGC
member-at-large seats are Dale
Gesterle, '72, Tom Moher, '72
Henry Clay, Bruce Wilson, '72,
Fred Woggel, Kevin Lynn, '71, Al
Warrington, Grad, Gary Dorman,
Cynthia Stevens, Grad, William
Thee, '73, Jay Hack, '73, Joan
Martin, '71, Richard Glenn, '72,
Larry Solomon, '71, Jim Zimmer-
man, Grad, Darryl Gorman, '70,
Thomas Tichy, '72.

tests against the military
Wednesday. All these actions
are part of a national anti-
draft protest sponsored by
New Mobe and locally, by a
coalition of several student or-
The schedule of protests a n d
the route of the march which will
precede Thursday's protest w e r e
disclosed at a press conference of
the Anti-draft coalition yesterday.
In addition, support of the BAM
demands was announced as an in-
tegral part of the three-day ac-
"We are united because we have
a common enemy - those who
continue the war in Vietnam, the
draft and racism," said Marty Hal-
pern of New Mobe. "We are fight-
ing the racist forces of the Nixon
Just as students in Ann Arbor
are varying their tactics and is-
sues to suit the local political cli-
mate, so are other anti-war groups
across the country making use of
various issues in their actions un-
der the umbrella of anti-draft pro-
Pickets lines at the business
places of draft board members,
massive write-in campaigns design-
ed to swamp draft boards with
mail, boycotts of high schools, sit-
ins, educational leafleting c a m-
paigns, and a coffin of draft cards
in front of the national Selective
Service headquarters are planned.
Even yesterday, protests such as
marches, sit-ins, and fake bomb
threats kicked off the anti-draft
demonstrations, which New Mobe
hopes will end in massive protests
impeding the work of draft boards
Yesterday at the University, the.

West Quad house as
"suspend recognition

President for Academic Affairs
Allan Smith, to read to him a
list of questions jirepared by
the coalition.

zle( e to

Inter-House Assembly (IHA)
may find itself dissolved by the
beginning of next week if the Chi-
cago House council of West Quad'
has their way.
Charging that IHA is "undem-
ocratic and an anachronism"
members of the house council will
petition Central Student Judiciary
(CSJ) tonight to suspend recog-
nition of IHA as a student organ-
_i7Otinn anclri to eninin it to "cese

Jeff Hanson, the court will decide
tonight on whether the case war-
rants a full hearing next Tues-
day and whether an injunction
"to cease operations immediately"
is called for. He declined; to spe-
culate on the outcome of tonight's
action but indicated the case could
be settled next week.
Mike DeBoer, '73, president of
Chicago House, said that he was
"very optimistic" that IHA would
he dishanded by CRT Ind that a

, 6/3 1 bU" These questions, which centered
around the status of minority stu-
dents at the University, were read
by coalition co-ordinator Alan
oKaufman. Some of the questions
were: "Why did the University
"For example" he notes, "Max- sk for a $151,000 increase in
well house, in the Union, has 33 maintenance in next year's budget
students, and Fletcher house near and no increase for more minority
the stadium, has 80; yet each group admissions?"; "How many
-sends one representative to IHA." black people have received U de-
IHA president Robert artz grees sce 1950?" and "Is the
ler, University a racist institution?".
conceded that representation in
the organization is not always de- Smith said later he had no com-
termined on a one-man-one-vote'; ment on the demonstration. Kauf-
basis. man said the march and the pres-
basi. , entation of the questions to Smith

but, ne said, represen a ion qy
house presidents in IHA "seems to
he the best and most Dracticable

were undertaken "to support the
BAM demands and to focus on

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