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Page Eight


Saturday, March 28, 1970

Food service Halted in dorms
as RAM strike, activity expands

LSA approves plan Schools give admissions plan

(Continued from page 1)
left for home yesterday for Easter
weekend, contributing to the low
Angell and Mason Halls con-
tinued virtually devoid of classes,
and the Chemistry, Economics,
and B u si n e s s Administration
Bldgs. were all closed down.
Although no official figures
were released for yesterday's at-
tendance, a University spokesman
said that the "strike has had a
very significant effect on the
According to a notice posted on
the door of the Chemistry Bldg.
classes were cancelled there "be-
cause of intimidations and of
threats and acts of violence.'
The b u s i n e s s administration
school was also closed because of
apparent concern over violence
and class disruptions, a Univer-
sity spokesman said.
The Economics Bldg., which
closed down on Thursday, is
scheduled to remain shut until
"conditions are conducive to learn-;
ing and teaching," said Prof. Har-
vey Brazer, chairman of the eco-
nomics department.
In the social work school, Roy
Gaunt, assistant to the dean, es-
timated that attendance might
have been down more than 50 per
A spokesman for the Institute
for Social Research estimated that
90 per cent of the students were
out, noting some were striking and
others "were just plain scared."

A spokesman for the education tration, for allegedly giving BAM
school said the building was "very leaders a "run-around" when they
quiet" and estimated that 75 per first requested to meet with Uni-
cent of the students were out along versity officials. "The day is over
with most of the faculty. when we'll be treated like we're
An earlier picket of the Univer- still on the plantation," she said.
sity power plant did not follow the In afternoon strike activity,
original plans of the organizers. BAM leader Walter Lewis respond-
About 100 people in all picketed ed to accusations that BAM con-
at each of the entrances to the dones violence at a 2:30 Diag rally
plant. One group blocked the en- of 600 people.
trance to an adjoining parking lot. "There will be no obstructive
and several incidents occurred picketing. There will be no dis-
when cars failed to stop for the ruption of classes," Lewis said.
picketers. Leaving the Diag, the strikers
One person was knocked to the marched first to the Frieze Bldg.
ground and injured his hand when and then to other central campus
a truck sideswiped him, buildings, as they re-established
Only one or two plant-workers, and formed picket lines.
including a supervisor stayed away At the mass meeting at Rack-
from their jobs in support of the ham, over 1,000 people listened to
BAM demands. BAM leaders outline plans for the
At noon, several members of future after reviewing the day's
the Black Action Movement, pri- actions.
marily professors, criticized the "To say, we're near the end of
University's response to the BAM the strike, or to say we're not near
demands befote over 150 persons the end, is not the case," BAM
in the Rackham Lecture Hall, leader Ed Fabre explained, saying
"The question is 'whether the the situation was unresolved. "As
University community is truly far as we're concerned, the strike
committed to compensating for goes on."
the deficiencies of the past give Fabre said that BAM supporters
us at least 10 per cent enrollment should "eat, drink and be merry
by 1973," said Prof. Albert Wheeler over the weekend to be prepared
of the medical school and director for a mass meeting Sunday night."
of the state NAACP. Wheeler If the demands are met by that
chaired the hour and one-half time, Fabre said, BAM will be able
session. to tell its supporters that the
Evelyn Moore, special assistant strike is over. "If this place does
to the dean of the education not meet our demands, we will
school, also blasted the adminis- close it down Monday," he said.
Fabre's comments occurred be-
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(Continued from page 1)
stressing the need for commit-
ments to locate the necessary
funds, and condemning disruptions
on campus.
"I sincerely believe the state-
ments of the Black Action Move-
ment leaders when they say they
do not want disruption, destruc-
tion, or violence," he said. "Never- !
theless, many people have been
attracted to the strike activities
who have no such scruples."
"I condemn the actions of those
who have violated the work, nor-
mal responsibilities, and free
movements of our students and!
faculty," he continued. "This must
stop, by whatever means neces-
Hays followed his condemna-
tion with plans for meeting the
BAM demand. He suggested that
a commission be set up to study
and coordinate setting of funding
priorities in the University budget.
Hays also said the $1.2 million
women unite
for freedom
(Continued from page 1)
various women's organizations and
other groups. Any time someone
wants a women's liberation speak-
er they can contact us."
"Many people just don't realize
the extent of the oppression
women face," Gail Rubin added.
To substantiate this, Miss Rubin
referred to a document from the
U.S. Department of Commerce
stating that white women earn
$2.600 less than white men and
$1,500 less than non-white men,
while black women earn $1,200
less than white women.
When the liberation movement
started two years ago. "it was
sort of spontaneous,'' Miss Rubin
Most of them had initially been
involved in some radical group.
"We became dissatisfied with
our role in these groups, wanting
to be more active-to do more
than typing and mimeographing,"'
Miss Ruben added.
The women got together in
'roups and talked about their feel-
ings and about their role as
women. The meetings became

Additional groups give
suport to I3AM demands
(Continued from page 1) Education, called the BAM de-
Members of various sororities mands "proper and indeed quite'
pledged support "beyond verbali- modest."
zation" of the BAM demands and He further assertsd that black
gave a donation to the Martin students "are acting to avert soc-
Luther King Scholarship Fund. ial disaster and are paving the
They also urged others to likewise way for a sharp acceleration of
contribute. growth in skills and knowledge in
Students and faculty of the com- the black community."
puter and communication sciences Students performing the Beet-
dpartment called on the Univer- hoven and Shostakovitch concert
sity and individual departments to'in Hill Aud. tonight have request-
reorder their priorities in order ed that their program be used to
to meet the BAM demands as they raise funds to assist black students
announced support for BAM. studying at the University's music
The Washtenaw County Office school.
of Economic Opportunity came Although the concert is open to
out in support of the BAM, de- the public free of charge, dona-
mands. They added that they "ser-; tions may be made in the lobby
iously doubt the value of the Uni-' during intermission and at t h e
versity's curriculum."l conclusion of the concert.
Members of the Ecumenical Support for the BAM demands
Campus Center supported t he also came from the New Univer-
BAM demands as being "desir- sity Conference and members of
able and essential to the proper the English department.
role of the University of Michi-l In a press release, the officers
gan." They went on to urge the! and members of the Shrine of the
University community to accept Black Madonna and the B 1 a c k
the goals as "minimum goals to be Christian Nationalist Movement
implemented even though it re- gave support to the demands of
quires major reordering of priori- BAM. They also invited BAM re-
ties." presentatives to address their con-
The Rev, Dr. Charles E. Morton. vention to be held in Detroit April
a member of the State Board of 1-5.,

two statements of last night.
Social work Prof. Madison Fos-
ter, a member of BAM; concluded
te mass meeting eliciting a sus-
tained standing ovation from the
enthusiastic crowd.

(Continued from page 1) location procedures and make rec- In a statement made yesterday,
n ro l m en In a letter to the faculty and I ommendations to implement the Associate Dean Joseph estimated
students of the engineering col- Regent's goal of 10 per cent black the proram should result in "10
needed in addition to money al_ leTe. Dean Gordon Van Wylen I enrollnent." per cent minority enrollment in
ready committed by the Regents outlined action currently being The natural resources school's the freshman class by fall 1970
to bring the number of black liter- taken in the college towrds the faculty also unanimously endorsed and at least 10 perc ent enroll-
ary school students up to 10 per fulfillment of this commitment. the Assembly's resolution Wednes- ment in the entire student body
cent-estimated at 800 additional Since September the engineer- day. Thursday, Dean Stephen by 1972-73."
students - can be found in the ing college has had one uart-time Preston issued a statement saying The faculty of the library sci-
school's budget. counsellor for black students, Van the school has "moved ahead to ence school has committed itself
He pointed out that the amount Wylen said. structure meaningful programs to a black enrollment of 10 per
represents only two per cent of Beginning this fall that counsel- which will be attractive to and cent by 1973-74, and the education
the school's total present budget. ing position will be full time. In useful for black students." school faculty passed a resolution
The faculty group turned down addition there will be a new black Contacted later, Preston said "affiminng the goals" ofBAM.
an amendment offered by Near faculty member who will devote the new programs include a com- Yesterday the English depart-
Eastern language Prof. J o h n one-third of his time as a special mittee which is currently exam- ment also unanimously went on
Bailey which would have invited faculty counselor for black stu- ining the school's curriculum to record favoring Assembly's resolu-
faculty members to assess one per dents. see how it could be made more tion.
cent of their salaries for the in- The college is currently revamp- relevant to blacks. Specifically, he "The English department pled-
creased admissions program. ing and enlarging its recruitment mentioned a greater orientation ges itself to work with the rest
The committee also shelved a program, Van Wylen said, and within the curriculum to problems of the University community to
resolution made by economics funds have been provided for fac- of the urban environment. achieve this enrollment," the de-
Prof. Daniel Fusfeld which asked ulty and students to visit high The law school currently has a partment's statement said. "It rec-
the administration and faculty to schools and junior high schools. recruitment and financial aid pro- ognizes that such a pledge entails
resume "full, reasoned discussion" Van\Vylen's letter also describes gram directed at increased black concrete action, to which it now
with the leaders of BAM, a summer program "to ease the enrollment. intends to address itself.
The faculty's discussion of the transition from high school to col- - - -_.. ...
issues reflecting Hay's comments, lege." The program is to be ini-I .-_____
alternating between condemna- tiated this summer, and all blacks
tions of disruption and demands admitted for the fall will be in-I
for a firm commitment to increas- vited to participate .!
ed black admissions. Yesteday afternoon the archi-
"our faculty seems to have tecture and design school's ex- About ten more men wanted for French Co-
taught one lesson well this year- ecutive committee and depart-
that violence and disruption can- mentvchairmen unanimously ap op in Oxford Housing next year,
not or will not be punished by the proved three resolutions in con-
University, 'and that however nection with the BAM demands.
ridiculous, miniscule an issue, it The school endorsed Assembly'sK E E P U P YOUR FR E NCH
will win in proportion to its sup- es o and sed sswn yom
porters who disrupt the life of the resolution and stated its own com-
University," economics P r o f. mitment to "an enrollment of 10 GOOD FOOD
Gardner Ackley said. per cent black students and an
"We must separate the merits of increased number of other minor- GOOD TALK
issues from the mistakes and ity groups by the academic year
stupidities which may be done by 1973-74. GOOD COMPANY
those supporting any, issue," re- The school also expressed its
thoe spprtig ay ssu," e-support for an Assembly resol- i
sponded history Prof. Gerhard tio l for tn stblshent APPLY AT ONCE AT EMMANUEL HOUSE,
Weinberg. "Lets face it-the blacks tion calling for the establishment
don't trust us. We resent itthlink of a University-wide commission 764-2147 OR OXFORD M1OUSING
dn't t but it's th iidnk on University resources which
i unjust, e wor we would "examine budgeting and al-
live in. We have to respond con-
structively." _____________________________________________
Sociology Prof. Max Heirich
suggested that the University
work on creating effective proce-
dures for effecting change which
would avoid "leading people to
think the only effective way to
raise an agenda is disruption" be-
fore work is done on security THIS SUM MER?
The .text of the literary college)pick up a new Simca 1204. Use it while you're there and bring it
faculty resolution is as follows:
"The College of Literature, home for less than you'd pay for one here, Or lease it and leave
Science and the Arts is clearly
committed to at least 10 per cent it there.
black enrollment in the Univer- LOWEST RATES ANYWHERE
sity by 1973-74.
"We pledge ourselves to work
with the University community,Eac
especially the Black Action Move-
ment, to achieve this ehrollment
and its funding, along with sup- 331 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor 663-0110
portive services essential to its


Parley yields
no resolution
(Continued from page 1)
Movement," an official BAM
statement' read last night.
While the enrollment of 10 per
cent by 1973-74 constitutes the
major BAM demand, there are 11
other demands to be worked out


in the negotiations. These include
demands for supportive services
for the newly enrolled black stu-
dents such as tutoring, counseling,
and financial aid.
A black cutural center is an-
other of the demands on the list.
The dispute over the enrollment
commitment arose out of varying
interpretations of the difference
between the 7 per cent goal fund-
ed by Athe Regents, and the 10
per cent goal to which they had
pled-zed themselves to fund.
Fleming addressed this misun-
derstanding in his letter to BAM,
saying it was unintended. In his
statement last night, he said the
University would pledge itself to
funding at the 10 per cent level.

more and more regular, resulting,
in the group organizing itself into
women's liberation.
During the Nov. 4 presidential
elections, strikes and workshops
on women's liberation were coor -
Lat~:r, in March of 1969. women's
liberation, joined by some grad-
uate students and faculty of the
social work school, picketed the
Miss Ann Arbor Beauty Pageant
and followed up the protest with
an education program.
"We were objecting to the w ty
women are treated as objects, as
commodities, to make themselves!
beautiful for men," Mi.ss Rubin
said. "What would people think of
a men's beauty contest?"


At State and Huron Streets
Hocver Rupert. Minister
Bartlett Beavin. Campus Minister
R. Edward McCracken, Campus Minister
Activities-Week March 29-April 4
8:30, 10:30, 11:30 o.m.-"Life," Hoover
Rupert. Minister.
6:00 p.m.-No Dinner.
7:00 p.m.-"Forum with a BAM Rep.-Rep,
of the University.
6:00 p.m.--Grods, dinner and program.
7:30 a.m-Communion.
306 N. Division
8:00 a.m.-Holv Communion.
10:00 a.m,-Mornina Prover and Sermon.
7:00 p.m.-Evening Prover.
1679 Broadway
(at Baits Drive-North Campus)
72:15 p.m.-Holv Eucharist.
For anyone interested in joining, a meeting
will be held Sun., April 5 at 2:00 p.m. at
310 S. State.
330 Maynard

A.L C.-L C.A.
Hill St. at S. Forest Ave.
Donald G. Zill. Pastor
6:30 a.m.-Folk Mass.
8:00 a.m.-Eoster Breakfast.
9:30 a.m.-Biblical Encounter Group.
11:00 a.m.-Festival Holy Communion.
6:00 p.m.-Supper.
7:00 p.m.-"A Time for Burning."
(corner of Forest and Washtenow)
Minister: Rev. Wesley Smedes
10:00 a.m.-"He Is Alive," Russ Palsrok.
5:00 p.m.-Supper.
6:00 p.m.-Holy Communion. Rev. Al Hoks-
310 S. State
Mrs, Eleonore Krafft, Minister
Sunday Service-11:00 a.m.,
Study Class-Mrs. Krafft-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Praver and Counseling-10:00 a.m. Wednes-
Center Is Open-Mondov, Wednesday, Friday,
11 -2: Tuesday, 3-6 p.m.
493 S. Fourth Ave.
Telephone 665-6149
Ministers: T L. Trost, Jr., R. E. Simonson,
W. C. Wriaht
Worship Services-9:30 aird 11:00 a.m.
Church School-9:30 and 11:00 a m.
,,,D,.... ,. , A L, ,DIM IDru

(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
1511 Washtenaw Ave
Alfred T. Scheips. Pastor
Sunday at 9:30 and at 11:00 a.m.-Services.
Sunday at 6:00 p.m.-Gamma Delta Supper-
Wednesday at 10:00 p.m.-Midweek Service.
1001 East Huron
Phone 662-3153
Ministers: Calvin S. Molefvt and Paul Swets
6:30 a.m.-Sunrise Service and Breakfast.
10:30 a.m.-"Bridge Over Troubled Water,"
Calvin S. Malefyt speakin.
U of M French Horn Ensemble, directed by
Louis Stout (Beginning at 10:15).
5:30 p.m.-Colleaiate Supper.
6:30 p.m.-Tenebrae Service-Presented by
Junior High Fellowship.
3150 Glacier Wav
Pastor: Charles Johnson
For information, transportation, personalized
help, etc. phone 769-6299 or 761-6749.
On the Campus-
Corner State and William Sts.
Terrv N. Smith. Minister
Ronald C. Phillips. Assistant
9:15 and 11 :00 a.m.--"A Morning Allergy."
1833 Washtenow Ave.


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