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Vo . LXXX-No. 146A Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, March 30, 1970 FREE ISSUE

Four Pages


Charges will be filed today with the
disciplinary boards in the literary college
and the graduate school against several stu-
dents who allegedly disrupted a computer
science class last Thursday to promote the
lass strike supporting the demands of the
Black Action Movement.
The charges will be filed by math Prof.
Bernard Galler, who says the students en-
tered his class, shouted and forced him to
dismiss it about 10 minutes later.
The class, entitled Math and Computer
nd Communication Sciences 473, is taught
at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Aud. B.
The charges will be the first against par-
ticipants in the class, strike, in which there
have been disruptions of classes, and scat-
tered acts of violence during the last several
"The kind of action we saw is destructive
4 the University, and the means I have
available through University channels to
stop it is to file charges," Galler said.
Galler would not disclose the names of
the students and would only say that he
and the students in his class had identified
between one and 10 students involved in the
.lleged disruption.
The disciplinary body in the literary col
lege is the administrative board, which is
composed entirely of faculty. In the graduate
school, a student-faculty Board of Inquiry
is empowered to handle disciplinary pro-
ceedings in cooperation with the Graduate
Assembly and the school's executive board,
according to Ralph Lewis, associate dean of
the school.
Galler said he is taking the cases to the
disciplinary boards-and not Central Stu-
dent Judiciary (CSJ)-because "I prefer
them. I have more confidence in the (LSA)
administrative board and I've dealt with
%em before. I know they're fair," he said.
He added that he would let the boards
first determine whether they had jurisdic-
tion over the case. "As far as I'm concerned,
disruption of class is against my code of
Disruption of class violates the Student
%Government Council rules governing stu-
dent conduct and LSA Assistant Dean Dean
Baker, acting chairman of the board, said
he "supposes" the literary college Faculty
Code contains provisions against it.
Stephen Spurr, vice president and dean of
the graduate school, would not comment on
*the question..Nor would he say whether the
school would consider the case or refer it
to CSJ.
However, Baker said that, in his judg-
ment, CSJ should consider the case.
He explained that it was unclear whether
the administrative board should handle non-
%academic offenses, adding that whether class
-disruption is an academic or non-academic
offense is also nebulous.
CSJ has long maintained it has the ex-
clusive right to hear cases involving viola-
tions of rules governing students' non-aca-
demic conduct. However, this right has .nev-
,r been recognized by the Regents.


-Daily-Jay Cassidy

BAM leader Ron Harris speaks to supporters at Rackham Aud.

Students counted as residents

The class strike supporting the demands
of the Black Action Movement (BAM) con-
tinued this morning, following a breakdown
last night in the negotiations be'tween BAM
and the University administration.
At a mass meeting last night in Rackham
Aud. which drew about 1,700 people, BAM
leaders called for continuation of the strike,
urging that their supporters "close the Uni-
versity down" until the administration
agrees to adopt all of the BAM demands.
BAM leaders had called for a resumption
of the strike even before the negotiations
broke down, saying it would continue until
the talks produce a settlement.
At the mass meeting BAM negotiators
said that the two sides still remain apart on
several key items, including:
-The question of possible "reprisals" by
the University against persons supporting
the class strike.
-The establishment of a Black Student
Center in the community; and,
-The proper role of recruiters of minor-
ity students on admissions boards.
BAM negotiators stormed out of the talks
at 10 p.m. last night when they learned that
the administration had released to the news
media a statement outlining several specific
points on which BAM and the University
had reached a tentative accord.
Both sides had agreed last Thursday, be-
fore the start of the negotiations, that no
statements on the status of the talks would
be released until a final agreement was
BAM leaders said last night they would
not participate in any further negotiations
until President Robben Fleming issued both
public and private apologies for releasing
the information.
In a letter to BAM late lastnight, Flem-
ing acknowledged that the administration
should not have released the information.
He said 'it was done after he was inaccurate-
ly informed that BAM spokesmen had dis-
cussed details of the negotiations at the
mass meeting.
"It now appears that my informant
thought the discussion at Rackham, which
he heard, was dealing with specific issues,
whereas others who heard it now tell me
that it was in more general terms," Fleming
said. "Under those.circumstances,. we should
not have released our information and I re-
gret it."
Charging that'the president acted in bad
faith, BAM spokesmen said early this morn-
ing that Fleming's letter was unacceptable
as a prerequisite for resumption of the ne-
In a letter to Fleming, Darryl Gorman, a
member of Student Government Council
and a BAM negotiator, said, "The members
of the Black Action Movement are adamant
in their refusal to accept your 'expressions
of regret' for what was a calculated and de-
liberate attempt to deceive our negotiators,
mislead the public, and undermine support
for our Just cause."
"Be advised that we do not intend to re-
sume negotiations until you publicly apolo-
gize for your malicious and deliberate de-
ception which forced us to leave the nego-
tiation table," Gorman added.
Meanwhile, BAM and the white Coalition
to Support the Black Action Movement
worked through the night to finalize plans
for today's strike activities.
The plans call for peaceful, non-violent
picketing of all University academic build-
ings, most food service areas in residence
halls, and the University Plant Department.
At last night's mass meeting, BAM lead-
ers placed great emphasis on keeping to-
day's strike tactics "peaceful and non-vio-
"We will not interfere with any class-
rooms, and will not stop by force any stu-
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cide whether the State Police would be call-
ed into Ann Arbor.
Harris also said that calling in the Na-
tional Guard was not being seriously con-
sidered at this time.
At last night's mass meeting, BAM lead-
ers charged that the administration had
continually mentioned the possibility that
the guard would be called to the University
as a result of the disruptions and scattered
acts of violence that have occurred during
the week-old strike.
During a closed meeting at City Hall, city
officials, members of BAM, and Vice Presi-
dent and Chief Financial Officer Wilbur
Pierpont discussed "ground rules" for keep-
ing picketing within the boundaries of pub-
lic statutes.
The picketing of residence halls began at
5 a.m. in an, attempt to convince food serv-
ice employes to remain away from their Jobs.
The employes are members of local 1583
of the American Federation of State, Coun-
ty, and Municipal Employes (AFSCME),
which came out in support of the BAM de-
mands at a meeting last Thursday night.
Although AFSCME has not asked its mem-
bers to participate in the strike, a spokes-
man for the Coalition to Support BAM said
last week that the union's contract with the
University .allows union members wh6
they fear bodily harm to refuse to cross
picket lines without fear of being penalized.
The statement which the administration
released to the news media outlined the
points on which BAM and the administra-
tion have reached tentative agreement.
The statement includes a pledge by the
University of financial support necessary to
enroll "black students .on the Ann Arbor
campus equal to at least 10 percent of the
Ann Arbor enrollment in the fall term,
BAM's demand of a University commit-
ment to. 10 percent black enrollment by fall,
1973 has been a major point of contention
since the Regents adopted a minority en-
rollment plan at their March 19 meeting.
The regental plan established a 'goal" of
10 percent black enrollment, but committed
funds which would guarantee only a
black enrollment of between five and seven
percent by 1973-74.
Last week Senate Assembly, the Univer-
sity-wide faculty representative body, urged
all- the schools and colleges to provide funds
out of their budgets to help meet the 10
percent goal.
Since then, the literary college faculty has
committed itself to funding 10 percent black
enrollment, and faculties in several other
schools and colleges have supported using
their budgets to meet the goal.
Besides pledging to fund a black enroll-
ment of 10 percent by 1973-74, the adminis-
tration's statement outlined its negotiating
position -on several other BAM demands.
However, it was unclear which of these po-
sitions, if any, was acceptable to BAM.
In response to the demand for an increase
in the black enrollment by 900 students by
fall, 1971, the administration's statement
said the University "anticipates" such an en-
rollment increase. The 900 students would
be composed of, 450 freshmen, 150 transfer
students; and 300 graduate students.
The statement also said the University
would collect voluntary contributions from
students to the Martin Luther King schol-
arship fund. In a campus-wide referendum
last week, students urged, by a 2-1 margin,
that they each be assessed $3 next fall for
the fund, and'BAM is .demanding that the
administration implement the mandatory
Referring to BAM's demand for additional
recruiters at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels, the administration's state-
ment pledged an additional nine persons on
the undergraduate level, and three persons
at the graduate level. It was unclear how
mr +o a a mtnnal tweylve staff members

This year's federal census will, for the
first time, count college students in the
cities where they attend school, rather than
in their home towns.
According to local officials of the U.S.
Census Bureau, all Ann Arbor resident
households, including rooms in University
residence halls and apartments occupied by
students, will receive federal census forms
by tomorrow.
The taking of a national census every ten
years for the purpose of apportionment of
seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
is provided for in the Constitution.
The census also affects local ward bound-
aries, aids in the measurement of the eco-
nomic status and purchasing power of
communities, helps in the allotment of cer-
tain tax revenues and other financial aids
to states, and ranks the city's population
with the populations of other communities

in the country, explains Mayor Robert
"As a basically low-income group, the
s atistics from students will also help the
city in terms of obtaining federal and state
funding for such projects as moderate-in-
come housing and model cities, as well as
other federal housing projects," he says.
The forms are to be filled out by Wednes-
day, April 1, which Congress has designated
as Census Day.
Those refusing to complete the form can
be fined $100 and jailed for 60 days, al-
though no one has ever been imprisoned
for not cooperating with the Census Bureau,
officials say.
Even though census takers will telephone
or visit every housing unit that does not
return its form, or that returns one im-
properly filled out, students are often hard
to find after the school year is out, Harris
says, adding, "We especially urge students
to send in their forms."

The deliverance of 63 million census ques-
tionnaires to almost every home in the na-
tion constitutes the biggest mass mailing of
the decade, census officials say.
The questions asked by the Census Bureau
have been substantially the same since 1940.
However, the number of questions each
family will have to answer this time is the
smallest in 100 years.
The short form, which is sent to 80 per
cent of the households, should take less
than 15 minutes to complete, census offi-
cials say.
The long form takes about a half-hour,
because of the additional information re-
quested concerning the individuals living in
the household.
The homes receiving the long form have
been chosen by computers in order to pro-
vide a sample which will furnish accurate
statistics on the population.

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may postpone IM


until fall

A decision to implement the controversial plans
for construction of an intramural building funded
through a tuition increase will probably not be made
before next fall, according to Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs Allan Smith.
Smith says the delay can be attributed both to a
lack of immediate need for the new building, and to
charges that the decision would be made during the
summer, in order to avoid student dissent.
He explains that the decision would be delayed at
least until it becomes necessary to tear down Water-
man and Barbour Gymnasiums, which the new intra-
mural building would replace.
The two avmnasiumsare s ituated onn the coner

be provided by the state cannot be ignored, Smith
says. Hence, the earliest time a decision on intra-
mural construction could be made is after the State
Legislature gives final approval to the 1970 capital
outlay bill which is expected sometime this summer.
"If we can't make the decision while students are
still here in April, it won't be made before the fall,"
Smith says, adding, "I don't think I'm prepared to
recommend (adoption of the intramural plan) now."
The administration's tentative intramural p 1 a n
calls for a tuition increase of $7 for each term in an
academic year, to fund the construction of the new
intramural building. The increase, which would be
deferred until the facilities open, would be maintained

mural construction would not be
April or May, when the Regents will
tuition increase.

acted upon until
consider a general

This statement was met with charges by SGC
President Marty McLaughlin that the delay is "an
obvious attempt to avoid being the brunt of student
Smith now says the adverse reaction from students
to acting on the intramural plan during the spring-
summer term has prompted him to reconsider the
timing of a decision.
There is little likelihood that the Legislature will
approve allocating funds to construct the new chem-
istry building because no such proposal was contained


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