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Cloudy, cold,
small chance of rain

Vol. LXXX, No. 136 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 18, 1970 Ten Cents

Eight Pages


. Workshops study
options to draft,
volunteer army
(The following report was prepar-
ed by Larry Lenpert, J. B. Davis,
Stephanie Raporte, Eric Schenk, and
Bob Schreiner.)
'A three-day protest on the
issues of the daft, racism and
American involvement in Viet-
nam began yesterday as sev-
eral workshops dealt with
.4 topics relating to the Selective
Service System.
A coalition of several student or-
ganizations at the University plan-
ned the workshops as part of Na-
tional Anti-draft week, called for
by the New Mobilization Commit-
tee to End the aWr in Vietnam
(New Mobe).
In addition to the workshops,
held all aftefrnoon and !evening
in the Student Activities Bldg.,
Armed Forces. recruiting films
and movies by Newsreel, a radical
movie-making group, were shown
throughout the day in the Fish-
bowl. Also in the Fishbowl, men
could obtain' placards with their,
draft lottery numbers, to be worn
on their backs.
Most of the workshops dealt
with the various options to the
In a workshop last night on
4"the Draft vs. a Voluteer Army,"
economics Prof. Daniel Fusfeld
spoke in favor of maintaining the
draft system, while members of
the Anarchist Coalition argued
that the draft should be abolished
in favor of a volunteer army.
About 45 people attended the
* meeting. Some 20 others had left
earlier when a representative of
New Mobe announced that one
of the scheduled speakers, author
Murray Bookchin, would not be
present. Bookchin is an advocate
Of a volunteer army.
"I have recently become very
cocerned with the direction the
U.S. is taking in its poliry-mak-
ing," said Fusfeld.
"We don't have the influence
over the military aspects of this
society that we should have," he
continued. "I'm willing to put up
with the problems and cost of a
W military draft, because that's one
SDS member
identified in
NYC deaths
NEW YORK () - The second
of three bodies found in the
Greenwich Village townhouse that
exploded March 6 was identified
last night as Diana Oughton, 28.
Miss Oughton was a member of
the Ann Arbor Jesse James Gang
faction of Students for a Demo-
cratic Society which contributed
leadership to the national Weath-
ermen faction.
Authorities said the brownstone
on W. 11th St. was wrecked when
homemade bombs being manu-
factured inside accidentally blew
The first body recovered on the
day of the blast was that of Theo-
dore Gold, 23, a SDS leader during
the 1968 student uprising at Co-
lumbia University.
Miss Oughton's decapitated body
was recovered from the wreckage
four days later. A third body, of
an unidentified man, was found
last weekend.

bill faces
Mandatory fine
to be considered
by state Senate
LANSING (M - A bill which
would place a mandatory min-
imum sentence upon convic-
tion of refusing to leave a
state university building after
the president has so requested
faces final action in the state
Senate this week.
The Senate took no vote on the
bill yesterday before recessing for
committee work.
The bill, which passed the House
of Representatives earlier this
year, would make it a misdemean-
or for a person to refuse to leave
a publicly-owned campus building
or grounds after have been order-
ed away by the chief administra-
tive officer or his designee.
The mandatory minimum for
violating the law would be a $250
fine and or 30 days in jail.
If the bill becomes law, it will
be one of the few state laws re-
quiring a mandatory minimum
penalty - some of the others be-
ing first degree murder, the sale'
of marijuana, and driving with a
revoked license.
Left unmentioned in prelimin-
ary Senate debate Monday n i g h t
was the recent report to the Spec-
ial Committee on Campus disord-"
According to Sen. Robert Huber
(R-Troy), chairman of the com-
mittee, the report counseled
against stemming disturbances
through passage of new laws.
Huber, who also has carefully
specified the report is that of a
consulting firm and has not yet
been accepted by his committee,
was not present at the Monday
evening Senate session, when the
bill was debated.
Sen. Basil Brown, (D-Highland
Park), an attorney, questioned
some wording in the bill and tried
to send it to the judiciary commit-
tee for further study.
Brown said it was "totally ridi-
culous" for the Senate education
committee, which had dealt with
the bill, to report out a penal
measure "without regard to the
penal provisions." His motion lost
on a voice vote.
Sen. Anthony Stamm (R-Kala-.
mazoo), chairman of the educa-
tion committee, suggested the
measure was "possibly a very help-
ful bill in order to restore peace
and quiet to college campuses."





On the eve of regental discussion of the black student
demands for minority admissions, six out of the eight Regents
expressed general sympathy with the proposals, but indicated
concern that their meeting would be disrupted by violence,
and what some referred to as "coercion."
The Regents will be meeting today and tomorrow in regu-
lar monthly session, and the black student demands are
expected to take up a "major part of the time" according
to Regent Lawrence Lindemer (R-Stockbridge).
University Secretary Herbert Hildebrandt said yesterday
he expects today's open hearing this afternoon to be almost

-Daily-Jim Judkis
Security Chief Gainsley observes Davis' protest
Grad fasts for
bylaw 'changes
At about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, Michael Davis, Grad, took a
swig of orange juice and settled down to spend his first night
in the lobby of the Administration Bldg.
Davis, a member of Central Student. Judiciary, yesterday
morning began his four-day, one-man, fruit juice fast and
sit-in to bring attention to regental inaction on the proposed
revisions of the Regents bylaws.
Davis is expected to remain in the lobby while the Regents
meet today and tomorrow. The Regents will have to pass Davis
to get to their first floor meeting room.
At 6:15 last night, Rolland Gainsley, chief of University.
security, announced to a small crowd outside the building that
Davis could spend the night in
the building, and no legal ac- I
tian would be taken against*" "Pt
Davis had said he was willing to
be arrested over the issue, and had wa r
asked his friends not to postbail ar re ere
for him. He indicated that posting
bail was the moral responsibility of By SHARON WEINER
those who arrested him.
the whorrsed hims wThe state Court of Appeals has
The proposed bylaws would in- declined to hear an appeal filed
crease the student's rolekin Uni- by the city of a Circuit Court
versity decision and rule-making. order which enjoins Ann Arbor
The Regents have already giv- from placing the Vietnam War
en final approval to two of the referendum on the April 6 elec-
bylaws, which create two Univer- tion ballot, City Attorney Jerold
sity-wide bodies to deal with rule- Lax said yesterday.
making and conflicts on campus. "It is my understanding that
ether proposed bylaws call for thedCourt of Appeals has decided
delegation of non-academic rule- to deny our application for leave
deleain of sdno demirle- to appeal the ruling," Lax said. He
making to student governments,adeththeecsohsnt
and delegation of the power t added that the decision has not
hear violations of these rules to yet been formally issued.
all-student judiciaries. According to Lax, the Court of
Appeals granted the city's motion
The Regents are not expected to for immediate consideration of the
approve the final versions of these application for appeal, but then
bylaws at their meeting today and denied the application.
tomorrow. The temporary restraining order

-Daily-Jim Judkis
MEMBERS of the Child Care Action Group yesterday try to reach
President Robben Fleming through one of his secretaries after
being told he was in conference with the executive officers.
Newvell rqet
child-care splan
Acting Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara Newell
disclosed yesterday she has requested space for a child-care
center at the University School, which will cease to operate in


The disclosure came in response to questioning by a group
of 30 women who gathered in the second floor lobby of the
Administration Bldg., and attempted, unsuccessfully to meet
with President Robben Fleming on their demands for child-
care facilities at the University.
Mrs. Newell later said in a telephone interview that she
had discussed the idea with Evelyn Moore, special assistant
to Education School Dean Wil-

entirely concerned with the
That meeting, at 4 p.m. In the
Michigan Union's Anderson Room,
will be similar to last month's
open meeting when the Black Ac-
tion Movement (BAM) presented
their list of ten demands to the
The demands call for 900 new
black students to be admitted to
the University in fall, 1971, and an
eventual black enrollment to equal
the percentage of blacks in the
entire state.
Other demands call for:
-More supportive services;
-Intensified recruiting of qual-
ified blacks;
-Increased financial aid for
disadvantaged students;
-A black community center;
-A community - oriented black
studies program.
"It was a very constructive
meeting last month," said Regent
Robert Nederlander (D-Birming-
ham). Regent Otis Smith (D-De-
troit) agreed, but added, "Ob-
viously the tactics of a few who
would try and pin each Regent
down on each item don't help even
those who feel a kinship for the
At the public meeting the next
day black students packed the
Regents meeting room to support
their demands.
"I think the black students have
done very well in presenting their
program," said Regent Gertrude
Huebner (R-Bloomfield Hills) but
she said she hoped there would not
be another attempt to pack the
Regents meeting.
"Force of numbers isn't going to
answer it," Mrs. Huebner said.
"I'm anticipating that there will1
See REGENTS, Page 2x
To discuss
The Radical College will sponsor
a discussion of the issue of on-9
campus job-recruiting today and
tomorrow in a room next door to
the Engineering Building office
where a recruiter from. Lockheed
Aircraft Corp. will be conducting
interviews with students.1
Jerry Hinkle, a former systems;
engineer for Lockheed and a mem-
ber of Radical College said yes-
terday that the discussions will
"offer disincentives to an engin-
eer's sanctioning of the purpose;
for which his expertise is used."
The discussions will also deal
with redistribution of manpower
so that these weapons industries
cannot survive," Hinkle added.
"Lockheed has been awarded
over $15 billion in defense con-
tracts during the past decade, in-
cluding. Polaris and Poseidon mis-
siles, which is why we decided to
begin these activities," he said.
Radical College is calling the
discussions "counter-recruiting."

warns of
Regent Robert Brown (R-Kala-
mazoo) has warned the University
administration not to give, in to
what he called "coercion" by black
students demanding increased mi-
nority admissions, it was learned
In a letter to President Robben
Fleming last week, Brown speci-
fically blasted William Haber,
special adviser to the executive
officers, for statements attributed
to him in news reports earlier in
the month.
Brown, one of the most conserva-
tive members of the eight-man
board, charged that Haber "prac-
tically admits that the recommend-
ations (of the administration for
somewhat increased black admis-
sions) were arrived at following re-
ceipt of demands from black stu-
"I will not accede to demands
from any group and I wil refuse
to do so in this instance if a re-
traction of the statement by Bill
Haber is not forthcoming," Brown
Brown said he would raise the
question of Haber's statements at
this week's meeting before a vote
is taken on Fleming's seven-point
plan for increased minority ad-
Brown. also said he had "mixed
reactions" to Fleming's March 5
letter to the Black Action Move-
ment (BAM). In that letter, Flem-
ing said the BAM demands for 10
per cent black enrollment by fall
1973 might not be attainable, but
implied that University action on
the admissions question was being
taken in response to the demands.
In his letter to Fleming, Brown
also suggested that "If our meet-
ing is disrupted by any group of
students or faculty I propose we
adjourn immediately to a more se-
cure location where we can be
guaranteed police protection."
The following is a complete text
of Brown's March 9 letter to Flem-
"In reference to your letter of
March 5 to members of the Black
Action Movement I have mixed re-
actions. I suppose it is
necessary to respond to the
suggestions that the enrollment
of blacks be increased to ten per
cent df the total enrollment in
Ann Arbor by 1973-74, but it gives
recognition to something which I
feel has no basis for consideration.
See REGENT, Page 2

es city appeal to place
ndum on local ballot

ruling that Ann Arbor's city char-
ter does not authorize the city to
place the Vietnam issue before the
voter in a regular election was
issued by Visiting Circuit Court
Judge Paul Mahinske of Living-
ston County earlier this month.
The case was heard by Mahin-
ske because the three Washtenaw
County Circuit judges disqualified
themselves from hearing it since
they are all registered Ann Arbor
The order specifically prohibits
City Clerk Harold Sanders fron
having the proposals printed and
placed on the ballot.
The city will not take the ap-
peals court ruling to a higher
court, Lax said, because the elec-
tion is too close. He noted that


the Court of Appeals did not rule
on the merits of the case, but just
decided not to hear it.
Council had approved placing
the referendum on the ballot on
Feb. 17. The referendum gives the
voter four options concerning U.S.
Vietnam policy, ranging from im-
mediate withdrawal to continued
military efforts until a military
victory is gained.
Following Council's action, Ann
Arbor resident Jack Foley filed a
suit in Circuit Court claiming the
city does not have the power to
place the proposal on the ballot.
Foley also claimed the referen-
dum would distract the voters
from municipal issues.
Dr. Edward C. Pierce, one of the
members of the ad hoc coalition
of local peace groups that peti-
tioned to have the referendum
placed on the ballot, said at the
close of Monday night's City
Council meeting that "frustrations
for some are very high" concern-
ing the referendum.
He noted that over 3,00 signed
the petitions to have the question
on the ballot, and said, "To our
surprise, a single citizen took it
to court."
Pierce added that the referen-
dum has been on a number of city
ballots including Dearborn's, and
maintained that those backing the
referendum "wanted something we
felt was in the best traditions of
this country."
Several years ago, a suit in
Dearborn asking that that city be
enjoined from placing a, Vietnam
referendum on the ballot failed.
and the voters by a 4-3 margin
proceed tino l n r rnmPia

bur Cohen.
"I've been interested in a n d
working on child-care since my
daughter was born," Mrs. Newell
said. "Right now we're just con-
sidering the physical need and
have not explored the plan in
"Our prime concern is lack of
facilities," she added.
Information on the status of
Mrs. Newell's request and the like-
lihood of its being accepted was
unavailable yesterday.
The demands of the women, who
call themselves The Child Care
Action Group, included:
-The establishment of f r e e
child-care facilities for both the
University and the community,
which would be financed by the
University and local and federal
agencies, and which would have
24-hour service to benefit t h o s e
having to work at night; and
-The hiring of a paid staff
which would include both men
and women, married and unmar-
Fleming was at a scheduled ex-
ecutive officers meeting concern-
ing the agenda for the Thursday
See NEWELL, Page 2

Teach-in yields mixed reaction

Chicago House wins request for
inju i against IHA, no us

The environmental teach-in appears to
have succeeded in its goal of raising the
level of concern at the University that
environmental decay poses a danger t6
man's existence.
However, many students and faculty
members maintain that the teach-in.
which, was sponsored by Environmental
Action for Survival (ENACT), failed be-
cause it did not provide solutions to the
"I don't really believe the teach-in was
successful in accomplishing its goal of de-
nArlnt w,'bn urp nan tn to efnn +*hie am

saying that the environmental laws might
not be enforced.
One student acknowledged that she
would not report a violator unless she
knew that someone was already doing it.
"This apathy and lethargy characterizes
most of this country's contented, consum-
ers," says John Witanowski, '73, "and in
no event would they dream of challenging
the power of their provider, the large cor-
They advocate honest discussion on the
roots of the environmental problem. These
students question the degree to which en-
vironmental mismanagement is traceable

An engineering student contrasted one
of Nader's recommendations with the rally
in which a car was demolished in a protest
of auto pollution.
Nader maintained that the students
could urge the University, as a stockholder
for General Motors Co. to pressure the
company to institute anti-pollution devices
in cars.
Some students and faculty interviewed
say Nader's approach should be expanded
and brought before people outside of uni-
versity communities which, they say, may
already be aware of his ideas.
Astronomv Pron Pf. P Wte nneer nro-

By HARVARD VALLANCE cluding use of facilities in the Stu-
Central Student Judiciary 1 a s t dent Activities Bldg.
night issued a temporary inunc- John Koza, Grad, who repre-
gsented Chicago House in the pro-
tion against the expenditure of ! ceedings, charged that represent-

funds by Inter-House Assembly,
pending a full hearing on the
legality of the organization's prac-
CSJ also enjoined IHA f r o m
electing officers and selecting t h e
student representative on t h e

ation of residence halls on IHA is
"flagrantly malproportioned," and
that the organization violates its
own constitution on matters of
proxy voting and on allowing meet-
ings to proceed without a quorum.
CSJ decided at the outset of the

A request by Chicago house to
subpoena certain IHA documents
was delayed until the preliminary.
hearing. Koza had requested the
court to issue subpoenas for "all
minutes for IHA metings in the
past year, all attendance records
taken at the metings as well as
"all constitutions that the I H A
has chosen to use in the past
Members of the Chicago House

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