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Mostly fair,
chance of rain

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Vol LXXX, No. 160

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, April 15, 1970

Ten Cents

Eiaht Races

Ten Cents

&-'i is IPwne


President nominates


Blackm un

for court

eral Judge Harry A. Blackmun
> of Minnesota yesterday be-
came President's Nixon's third
f choice to fill the m u c h-
' fought-over Supreme C our t:
4 vacancy.I
The appointment was announc-
ed by Ronald Ziegler, the Presi-
dent's press secretary, after it had
been disclosed by several inform-
,: ed sources.
: Nixon's two earlier nominations,'
Clement Haynsworth of S o u t h
Caroline, and G. Harrold Cars-E
well of Florida, were denied con-
firmation by the Senate.
After his second rebuff last
* ~week, Nixon said he would no t
name another Southerner in h i s
quest for a nominee who is a
"strict constructionist" because he
beliefves the present Senate w i 11
not accept a Southerner. Several
senators have denied this.
The 61 year-old Blackmun is aj
member of the 8th circuit U.S.
Court of Appeals, which sits in St.
Louis, Mo.
-Associated Press Ziegler said yesterday that he
Judge Harry A. Blackmun was selected by President Nixon
because of the judge's "personal
SNHe was highly impressed when
he studied the judicial record,"
Ziegler added. "He considers Judge
deh er tes nBlackmun to be a strict construe-
The press secretary said t h at
" Blackmun was chosen from a
e l eSR nstIH ~goup of si candidates.
clia ges goupof sx cndiate. 1A IAccording to Ziegler, C h i e f
Justice Warren Burger, a longtime,
By HARVARD VALLANCE close personal friend of Black-
Smun, was consulted on the ap-
Central Student Judiciary continued deliberating early pointee's judicial record. However,
this morning on a motion by residents of West Quad's Chi- Burger made no recommendation
cago House calling for dissolution of Inter-House Assembly, on the appointment, Ziegler said.



SPACE CENTER, Houston ID' - As three American astro-
nauts began their troubled journey home last night, a build-
up of carbon dioxide created another complication in their
crippled spaceship.
Mission Control ordered the Apollo 13 crewmen to con-
struct a makeshift cleansing device to cope with the potential
hazard to breathing. Spokesmen for the space center said
the buildup had been expected and flight controllers Were not
alarmed about the development.
The carbon dioxide problem arose after the astronauts
completed a burn of the main engine of the Lunar Module.
The burn, which took place as the spacecraft swung around
the moon will speed their return to earth by ten hours. The
astronauts are racing against -
the depletion of vital supplies
of water, exygen and electric-Srally

-Daily-Jim Judkis

Presicent Fleming addresses newsmen

Fleming blasts Agnew



the representative body or students living in the residence
The deliberations began last night after the counsel for
' IHA delivered its testimony. The plaintiffs gave their testi-
mony at two previous hearings.
Residents of Chicago House have charged that IHA has
"consistently violated" b o t h]
us the Student Government
ousanm s Council Constitution and an
SGC voting rights resolution
hol o April, 1969.
hold national The Chicago House residents
are seeking to form a "Residence
Halls Union" which would replace
War Protest IHA.
On March 12. the Chicago
House residents obtained an in-
Thousands of people are expect- junction from CSJ barring IHA
ed to march in the streets of from spending funds, electing its
American cities today to protest officers and choosing representa-
U.S. involvement in Vietnam tives to the Board of Governors of'
U.S.invovemnt i Vienam Residence Halls.
The demonstrations, which will Residents of Chicago House have
occur 'in all major cities, are part asserted that representation in
of a nationwide protest siionsored IHA is malaportioned because
* by various groups including the house presidents with varying
Student Mobilization Committee to r populations in their constituencies
End the War in Vietnam (SMC) have equal voting power.
and Students for a Democratic dMel Fcfe'man, counsel for the
Society. defense, contended last night that
IHA is not the sole legally con-
In Detroit, an afternoon march stituted body acting as the exclus-
from Wayne State University to ive representative organization for
Kennedy Square will culminate in students living in the residence
a rally addressed by the president halls. Therefore, Feferman said,
of the Detroit chapter of the AFL- IHA- is not subject to criteria set
CIO and Betty Friedan, author of by SGC as strictly as are other
"The Femine Mystique." student organizations.
The SMC slogan of "Bring all Feferman maintained that there
the . Troops home Now!" will be are numerous other bodies on'
the theme of the march and rally, which students living in the resi-
which the group hopes will re- dence halls are represented such
awaken anti-war sentiment. as the Student Advisory Commit-
tee on Housing.
Meanwhile, over 30 people from He said that IHA was primarily
Ann Arbor, marched to Inkster a lobbying organization, rather
last night, where they spent the than a governing organization. and
night in a church. The group will that the equal voting power
continue its march tomorrow, shared by each house was the best
stopping at major high schools in method in which the divergent in-
an attempt to pick up support. terests of the houses could be rep-
See THOUSANDS, Page 3 resented.

The Senate Judiciary Committee
plans to start public hearings a
week after the nomination is sub-
mitted formally to the ente


If no major opposition develops, University President R o b b e n
it is likely that committee and Fleming yesterday reiterated h i s
floor votes will come quickly snd disagreement with Vice President
that the court can be restored to Spiro Agnew's charges that the
I its normal complement of nine jus- University is lowering its aca-
tices. demic standards by attempting to
Its present eight-man makeup aise its black enrollment to 10
reportedly has prevented decis-I per cent by Fall, 1973
ions on some major pending cases Fleming, who said Monday night
because the court is evenly divid- that the vice president is "badly
ed, four and four. informed" on the issue, added at a
The Blackmun nomination w a s press conference yesterday that he
widely predicted and widely her- "re(-rets" Agnew's statement.
alded ahead of time, even by some "I do not wish to apologize for
Democrats such as former V i c e myself nor for the program we are
President Hubert Humphrey, who undertaking," he said "Indeed we
warmly endorsed him. are very proud of it."

In his speech, which w
at a Republican fund-rai
ner in Des Moines, Iowa,
Agnew accused the Univ
"surrender" to the Black
Movement and called th
ment to 10 per cent enrol
callous retreat from realii
Agnew compared the U
to Italian universities w
cession to student dent
openiadmissions hadl
claimed, to the awarding
gain basement diplomas."
Agnew charged that "
years time perhaps . . . A
will give diplomas from
the same fish-eye that

vas given
sing din-
versity of
,k Action
ie agree-
lment "a
'hose ac-l
.ands for
led, he
of "bar-
in a few

now give diplomas from the Uni-
versity of Roine."
Disputing Agnew's charges,
Fleming said that the black stu-
dents, would be able to compete
and succeed at the University. He
added that those students w h o
found the academic programs
overbearing would be aided by
special "supportive services."
lMost of the new black students
will be admitted under the Uni-
versity's Opportunity Awards Pro-
gram, Fleming said, which has a
somewhat "different admissions
"We give less attention to test
scores and high school academic
records, but a great deal of atten-
tion to the remarks of high school
counselors who know. these young
peoule and believe they can suc-
ceed at the University -of Mich-
igan." Fleming added.
Contending that the University
has in fact. been successful in at-
tractinq "qualifi-d" blacks. Flenm-
ing said he did not agree with Ag-
new's prediction of "lower aca-
demic standards."
Further, the piesident said that
"if we mean that we're interested
in eauality of education, then we
should open up opportunities for
'black students who have been dis-
advantaged over the years."
Fleming said there had been no
communication between his office
and the vice president on the black
1 enrollment issue. "Why he chose
to make the speech or chose this
occasion I don't know," F le m -
ing said, adding that he had made
See FLEMING, Page 3

The complications arose Mon-
day night when two of the three
electrical supply systems in Apollo
13 failed to function, forcing t h e
cancellation of the scheduled
moon landings.
For the first time, the astro-
nauts, James A. Lovell Jr., Fred
W. Haise Jr. and Jack L.. Swigert
Jr., showed some signs of wear and.
tear. Lovell suggested during one
conversation that he thought it
was time he got something to eat,
Then he said twice, "We've gone
a helluva long time without a n y
Mission Control announced that
the electrical supply had a suffi-
cient quantity to last until the end.
of the mission. There were 215
pounds of water available for cool-
ing which would allow for re-entry
with full electrical power. T h e r e
were also 120 hours worth of oxy-
gen left in the little craft at cur-
rent usage, a five day supply with
only three days of flight ahead.
To erase the carbon dioxide.,
Mission Control ordered the as-
tronauts to, rig up a lithium hy-
droxide canisters to the air system
with plastic tape and cloth, or
an old sock.
Both the command module and
the lunar module, which are join-
ed nose to nose, have lithium hy-
droxide canisters for removing
carbon dioxide. But those in the
command ship are not operating
since that ship's systems are shut
down for conservation of the al-.
ready ' low supplies of water,
oxygen and electricity.-
SVote bill
LANSING () -An election re-
form package aimed at giving
"change a chance through poli-
ties" was introduced yesterday in
the state Senate.
Offered by former Minority
Leader Sander Levin (D-Berkely),
the bills embodied many of the
recommendations of a s p e c i a 1
Democratic political reform com-
mission for which Levin acted as
assistant chairman.
Included in Levin's package were
proposals to:
-Lower the voting age to 18;
-Provide credits against the
state income tax for political con-



on trials
Representatives of several stu-
dent groups at the University will
hold a rally on the diag at noon
tomorrow in an attempt to con-
vince students to attend the hear-
ings of people facing charges
stemming from the recent Black
Action Movement (BAM) c la aa
According to Jerry De Grieck,
executive vice president of Stu-
dent Government Council, students
will be asked to "demonstrate sup-
port for the granting of amnesty"
to the participants in the class
"The purpose of the rally is to
let the students know where and
when the proceedings will t a k e
place," DeGrieck said,
Speakers at the rally will include
representatives of SGC and BAM,
De~rieck added.
13 students have been charged
with disruption of classes during
the class strike. Their classes a r e
currently pending before disciplin-
ary boards in the various schools
and colleges.
Meanwhile, over 500 people have
signed a petition which states they
"engaged in the very same acts as
those commited during the BAM
strike by the 13 students who have
been charged by the University."
"The singling out of just a few
for reprisals is a clear act of re-
pression, the petition continues. "If
any are to be tried, then we must
all be tried."
In related action last night,
Central Student Judiciary (CSJ)
made permanent a restraining or-
der issued last Friday calling on
two students and five, faculty
members accused of disrupting
classes.during the strike to refrain
from appearing before the literary
college administrative board.
CSJ contends that it has s o1 e
Jurisdiction over the cases, because
they involve "non-academic" of-
fenses. The Regents have never re-
cognized CSJ's claim to sole juris-
diction in these cases.
CSJ also assumed jurisdiction
over two additional disruption
cases. In these cases, Greek Profs.
Roger Pack and William Horwatt
have charged Randall Clarke, '72,
and Andrai Joseph, '71 with dis-
rupting their classes.

" !
DismissedEM teachier denies
charge of irresp9Isi ble conduct
By PAT MEARS Miss Goldfeather says that her According to the statement, Miss
An English i n s t r u c t o r at dismissal followed charges by Mil- I Goldfeather received a cable from
Eastern Michigan University has ten Foster, chairman of the Eng- Foster on April 14 demanding that
charged that she was unfairly dis- lish 'department, that she had ex- she "return immediately."
missed by the English depart- tended a vacation from the uni- When she returned on April 19,
',._ . ....4.- ..........a _ V~~ if withri 7Q ild 5111cP a d hp eta t.P a t nn i "F n tr.



ments executive committee
dispute over teaching condu
In a statement to thef
of the EMU English langua
literature department, Miss

ilyn Goldfeather said her di:
was based on allegations o
viant behavior" and "irre
The statement was relea
Monday, two days after fou:
EMU instructors, who wer
recently dismissed, accuse
university's administration
fling dissent and infringi
academic freedom. Three
instructors were also in the
lish department.

e in a versty witout va cause, an tn e sLa emenL continues, os er
ct. had committed several acts of un- sent for me, revoked my 1969-70
faculty professional conduct while teach- 1 e t t e r of employment (which
ge and ing. praised my excellent department
Mar- In her statement, Miss Gold- service) and told me I was fired,
smissal feather said that the difficulties effective that June, for 'irrespon-
f "de- began when she flew to the Virgin sibility-failure to make arrange-!
sponsi- Islands on April 4, 1969, to settle ments satisfactory to the depart-
the estate of her stepfather. The ment.'
sed on trip was during the mid-term va- According to the statement,
r other cation at EMU. Foster also charged that:
re also A few days later, Miss Gold- -Miss Goldfeather had offered
d the feather said, legal difficulties arose I "to write student term papers for
of sti- concerning the estate, and she f money;"
ng on wrote Foster "telling him I could -"The word 'fuck' occurred" in
of the I not yet return, and I sent assign- Miss Goldfeather's class;
e Eng- ments to cover my classes for -Miss Goldfeather's stepfather
April 14." was really "just a friend of the
family," and she had used the
death to "prolong an enjoyable
On May 21, Miss Goldfeather,
Foster and Dean Donald Drum-
mond of the Literary School of
u e Arts and Scien~ce ntet to discuss
the charges, the statemntt said.
"Drummond read from a long,
confidential letter" to Miss Gold-
feather which listed 10 charges,
"only two or three of which di-
rectly involved my absence," ac-
cording to her statement.
The letter charged Miss Gold-


Indian enrollment a d

As the University begins to implement
demands for increased enrollment of black
and Chicano (Mexican-American) stu-
dents, the Anerican Indians are b.ginning
to press for similar recognition.
John Winchester, a member of the state
Commission on Indian Affairs, has sub-
mitted to the University administration a
list of recommendations for raising the en-
rollment of American Indians as well as th

dian Studies Institute at the University,
which would be organized and supported
by the social work school, education school
and the anthropology department of +he
lite:ary college; and
-The recognition by the University of
an 1817 treaty in which three Indian tribes
granted permission for the use of 640 acres
of land by the University, which was about
to be chantered. According to the treaty.
:e 'and was granted by the tribes becat


feather "shared an apartment
with a student;" was "unprofes-
sional" antd "did not think highlya
of the PhD degree;" and it
charged that "students from her
8:00 class were allowed to sit in"
on her later class.

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