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THE OTHER SIDE
OF LAW AND ORDER
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Vol. LXXIX, No. 6 Ann Arbor, -Michigan - Thursday, September 5, 1968 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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SDS setsnoon
diag rally today
By RON LANDSMAN
and MAITIN HIRSCHMAN
Four hundred University students marched from campus
to the County Jail last night to protest the alleged beating
and arrest of Steve Wildstrom, Daily managing editor, by
Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies yesterday afternoon.
When demonstrations at the sheriff's office ended, Voice-
SDS called for a mnassive rally on the Diag today at noon to
protest the brutality of the police and to support welfare
recipients in their demonstrations at the County Bldg.
Welfare mothers are demonstrating to secure funds to
clothe their children for the new school year. Wildstrom was
reporting their demonstrations yesterday when he was ar-
rested.
The noon rally will be followed by a march to the County
Bldg. Wvhere negotiations between welfare recipients and the
. Ways and Means Committee
Aj of the County Board of
Supervisors are slated to take

Wildstromjailed;
assault charged
By DANIEL OKRENT
Sherriff's deputies arrested Daily Managing Editor
Stephen Wildstrom yesterday as he attempted to enter the
County Bldg. to protest to Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey "harass-
ment" of Daily reporters.
He was charged with assault and battery, a misdemeanor
punishable by 90 days imprisonment, and later released on
$25 bond.
Wildstrom was arrested immediately after a brief inci-
dent in which, several witnesses said, a small group of depu-
ties knocked him to the ground and beat him "without pro-
vocation."
However, after consulting with the deputies involved,
Harvey said, "Your reporter was no more slugged than the
man in the moon. He didn't fall, he wasn't struck, he wasn't
knocked to the ground. The only thing that happened to
him is that the officers put-
handcuffs on him.
"He took a swing at a police -I ILT ~ I
1/ riINemaHreade. jjWitnesses to the incident denied
that Wildstrom provoked the dep-
uties in any way. One said that -a th -Is
"W ildstrom was sim ply talking tote ,d p i s w e he ass
the deputies when he was as-
saulted." k
Wildstron filed an assault
complaint last night against the attck ed'
deputies involved in the incident.
He also indicated he is consider- From Wire service Reports
ing civil action against the NEW YORK-About 200 white
deputies. men, many of them apparently
The Daily editors are also con- off-duty policemen and many of
templating the possibility of seek- them wearing Wallace for Presi-
ing a court order restraining Har- dent buttons, attacked a group of
vey and the sheriff's department Negroes yesterday with rubber
from harassment of reporters and truncheons at the Brooklyn C m.
,from interference in their normal inalCourts building.

to diSeUSS
bylaw role
By ROB BEATTIE
The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs yesterday
decided to bring the question of
faculty role in revision of Regents
Bylaws before the Senate As-
sembly.
However, SACUA did not decide
how to handle the'subject or' what
recommendations should be made.
SACUA will meet againT next
Monday to continue discussion of
the question and finalize the
agenda for the Assembly meeting
scheduled for Sept. 16.
Prof. Irving Copi, chairman of
SACUA, said SACUA is consider-
ing a range of possibilities for ac-
tion on the bylaw presented to the
Assembly by SACUA vice chair-
man John Gosling on Tuesday.
Gosling established a wide spec-
trum of choices- ranging from no
s action to submitting a completely
new draft of the bylaws.
Copi added that several faculty
members had expressed an in-
terest in concerning themselves
with faculty rather than student
problems. "Students don't have a
monopoly on problems," Copi
said.
The. bylaws are being prepared
for toe approval of the Regen ts in
order to implement recommenda-
tions of the report of the Hatcher
Commission on the Role of the
Student in Decision Making.
Last May student dissatisfaction
with the bylaw proposals drawn
up the then Vice President for
Student Affairs Richard Cutler re-
sulted in the formation of an ad
hoc committee to study and re-
draft the new bylaws.'

place.
Voice members voted to appoint
a small group of student repre-
sentatives to' sit-in with the wel-
fare recipients if such support is
requested.
A steering committee composed
of four Voice Steering Committee
members and Eric Chester, Grad.,
chairman of the New Politics
Party, will choose these represent-
atives and will publish a leaflet
to explain the issues, according
to Chester.
Other students are scheduled to
picket outside the County Bldg. In
accordance with a resolution
passed at the Voice meeting, both
the leaflets and protesters' signs
will attempt to link the issues' of
police brutality and the demands
of the welfare ,mothers.
Last night, marching peacefully
on the sidewalks and shooting,
"Pigs must go," and "Harvey must
go," the'protesters collected in a
parking lot across from the
County Jail.
After about 20 minutes of
speeches, most of the crowd
crossed the street and began to
march around the jail shouting
slogans at the deputies collecting
outside. Washtenaw County
Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey stood'
in the jail parking lot, hands on
hips, staring sullenly at the pro-
testers who continued to shout
"Har'vey must go."
The march began in front of
the Student Publications Bldg. at
8:30- p.m. Impromptu marshals
kePt the marchers on the sidewalk
and stopped cars at intersections
to allow the line demonstrators to
pass.
At 9:30 p.m., about twenty min-
utes after the marchers arrived,
Harvey radioed the Monroe Coun-
ty Sheriff's Department for help.
The Monroe sheriff sent 15-20
deputies 'and . six trained police
dogs.
In addition, Harvey reportedly
contacted sheriff's departments in
See MARCHERS, Page 2

Daily-Jay L. Cassidly

County (puties escort WilcI1flrot 1( ojil

Welfare

mothers outraged

By ANN MUNSTER gently needed." They also said 1 ing chairman of the county Com- tend to demand remoVal of the
The welfare recipients who sat- that Brose had flatly rejected the mitte on Economic Oportunity, police as a prerequisite for the
in at the County Bldg. Monday demands. who had negotiated for all of our meeting.
returned yesterday in accordance Mrs. Haywood said that Charles meetings, and our lawyer George The welfare recipients are re-
with a "gentleman's agreement" Thomas then met with Robert M. Stuart." Wasson was removed be- questing the support of outstate
to discuss their individual needs Harrison, chairman of. the county cause of a speech he made sup- pickets during their meeting with
and ways of meeting them. Board of Supervisors. She explain- porting the recipients' request the supervisors today.
But yesterday's sessions did not ed Harrison promised the welfare that the police be removed, ex- A number of graduate students
go as the welfare recipients had office would be run as it should plained Wendy Roe, SW. from the University School of
been led to expect. be. Harrison then met with Brose "Then they refused to meet Social Work have been working
Welfare recipients found the who again refused the welfare with us because they said we with the welfare recipients in a
County Department of Social recipients' demands. were more interested in the police variety of ways since the protests
Services closed yesterday morning. POLICE MOVE IN than in having a meeting, Mrs., began.md
When it was opened, the case- "The next thing we knew, the Fh Haywood continued. Some persons have accused the
workers went over lists of essen- police took over," Mrs. Haywood Finally the welfare mothers;students of being the real insti-
tials with the mothers, but the said. "And one of the casework- caucused at the Legal Aid Society gators of'the movement. Denying
mothers were not able to confer ers called a mother a 'dirty black to plan their strategy for another this, Pam Blair, one of the grad-
with their own caseworkers. bitch.' Then there was a scuffle meeting with the supervisors uate students said, "We do what
Mrs. Shirley Haywood, chair- and I think the girl hit her." scheduled for tomorrow. They in- the ladies tell us."
man of Ypsilanti Welfare Action, At this point Ann Arbor CORE
said that the workers- told the chairman Ezra Rowry; Alfred 'T AVE T' OF JUSTICE:
mothers that Director of Social' Pryor of- the Office of Economic J S I E
Services Alfred E. Brose had or- Opportunity; Ann Arbor Human
dered the caseworkers not to re- Relations .Commission Director
lease any money to them. David Cowley, chairman Russell
She, said the caseworkers ex- Fuller hnd staff worker Bob Hun-
pressed sympathy, saying they ter asked Brose to meet with them ^
had met after the recipients' first and Mrs. Haywood. S
protest last week and decided that Mrs. Haywood said the super- By STUART GANNES "Without being dishonest or il-
their requests did represent mini- visors offered the mothers $40 ' . legal, any judge could have found
mum standards and that every per child out of a $50,000 alloca.sd a dozen good reasons and prece-
item on their lists was "very ur- tion from the state General Emer- Spock-Coffin draft conspiracyE
gency Fund. The $50,Q00 would be trial last summer "wanted the dents f iting them g siFoy
did in finding them guilty," he

duties.
Wildstrom went to the County
Bldg., on the corner of Huron and
IMain, after Daily. reporter John
Gray was denied permission to
enter the public building to cover
a meeting between county officials
and welfare recipients protesting
a cut in their allocations.,
Gray was denied entry even
though reporters from the Ypsi-
lanti Press and the Ann Arbor
News had already been allowed to
enter.
In recent months, The Daily
has been critical of Sheriff Har-
vey's conduct in office. The Wash-,
tenaw County Board of Supervis-
ors recently launched an inves-
tigation into allegations involving
Harvey's financial affairs.
When Wildstrom arrived 'at the
County Bldg. 30 minutes before
the posted 5:30 p.m. closing time,
See EDITOR, Page 2

The policemen, members of the
Law Enforcement Group, lunged
at 12 Negroes as they emerged
from an elevator. and 'prevented
them from attending a hearing
for three members, of the Black
Panthers Party for Self-Defense.
Three people were Injured in
the attack, including David Broth-
ers, head of the New York Panth-
ers. All three suffered minor head

injuries.

U' professors assess effects
of Czechoslovakian invasion

By STEVE ANZALONE
Bratislava and Cierna meant
"a last chance" for Czech lead-
er Alexander Dubcek to demon-
strate control over his party
and his people, Prof. Zvi ditel-
man of the political science de-,
partment said at a panel dis-
cussion yesterday.
Gitelman, speaking at a panel
discussion of the Soviet invas-
ion of Czechoslovakia, said that
in his opinion the Russians be-
:ieved that Dubcek was not in
firm control over the internal
forces in Czechoslovakia. Gitel-
man said that this led to the
Soviet invasion because the in-
ability to exercise control over
one's people is considered "a
cardinal Marxist sin."

invaded two weeks ago. He out-
lined the Czechoslovakian intel-
lectual's desires for social pro-
gress.
Mateika added that the
young intellectuals admire the
social progress of the Scandi-
navian countries and also think
that the Soviet Union has no
concern with the social com-
munity.
An authority on Soviet foreign
policy of West Germany in the
Czech situation cannot be over-
emphasized." The fact t h a t
West Germany was willing to
make trade concessions to
Chechoslovakia was cause for
concern on the Soviet part,
Ballis noted.
'Tfl, a Al onn lcnn, nrrA 1.by

as the use of force to intimidate
less powerful nations.
Both Zimmerman and Gitel-
man affirmed the Soviet stance
against uncontrolled "social
change. Gitelman said that Tito
and Ceausesceau have been al-
lowed to .continue, 'even though
change has occurred in the
positions of Yugoslavia and Ro-
mania, because they have prov-
en themselves to be firmly in
control.
Gitelman said that "unplan-
ned spontaneous change is an-
athema" to the Soviets. Forces
in East Germany and in the
Kremlin felt that Dubcek had
lost control. So, at Cierna and
Bratislava, as Gitelman sees it,
the Soviets gave Dubcek his
"last chance" to regain firm

distributed among. some 1200
families in the county who are
receiving Aid to Dependent Chil-
dren.
"We said if those other families
need it they should be here sup-
porting us," Mrs. Haywood said.
"We want each mother to re-
ceive whatever the things on the
minimum standard list cost. But
none of these is over $100 or $130
per child."
The women at the meeting
pleaded. telling their own personal
stories, many of them crying, ex-
plaining that they "couldn't send
their children to school in rags.'
"While we were trying to nego-
tiate, Harvey's men came," Mrs.
Haywood said. "There were 18
policemen and four or five ma-
trons and they started harrassing
the mothers."

defendants convicted1
and did everything h
ward that purposea"
Joseph Sax of the law

very badli-------- A.. --'
e could to- added.
said Prof. Sax explained "all laws are
school last enormously manipulable and it is
3 normoly dagrous ~ni~if someone~

night. C' V 11. ' - - - - - - - --0-- VII s~l
manipulates them the wrong
'Sax, who attended the Boston way."
trial, told Pilot Program students He used the Spock trial as an
that the political nature of the example of "manipulation" noting
case, combined with the procedure that aside from Ford's obvious
of the trial, insured the convic-! bias against the defendants, "the
tion of the four defendants. prosecution picked Boston because
"The way Ford handled the it was the best place to choose a
case, the jury had no other choice jury which would convict the de-
but to convict Dr. Benjamin fendants."
Spock, the Rev. William Sloane "To call it a fair trial would be
Coffin, Mitchell Goodman and a travesty," he added.
Michael Ferber," Sax said. Sax said the trial amounted to
Sax added that it has been a "political show" as opposed to
rumored Marcus Raskin, the fifth a normal criminal case because
defendant, escaped conviction be- the prosecution "essentially pro-
cause he was mistakenly identi- secuted Spock for his ideas" al-
fied as a participant in an al- though he was never allowed to
I leged draft resistance conspiracy present them.
instead of Arthur Waskow, his "There was a built-in unfair-
partner in Washington's Institute ness which insured the prosecu-
. for Policy Studies. - tion's chances from the begin-
Sax 'emphasized "prosecutorial ning," Sax said.

k trial
the audience as to what the peo-
ple could do to discourage the
government for prosecuting people
because of their ideas and not
their actions, Sax said that if the
press had acted strongly against',
the trial the government might
have backed down.
"As it was, the Washington Post
was the only major newspaper in
the country which was against
the trial," Sax said.
Iranians hold
'bucket drive
for quake aid.
The Iranian Student Communi-
ty Association collected $378 yes-
terday in a bucket drive to aid the
victims of last weekend's earth-
quake in their country.
Kazem Iravani, an association
officer, said that he had hoped to
collect over $500. The drive will be
continued today on the Diag.
The earthquake killed an esti-
mated 12,000 persons, seriously

PROMISE INQUIRY
The Police uDepartment,; the
PatrQlman's Benevolent Associa-
tion and the Brooklyn District
Attorney's Office -promised im-
mediate investigations.
The Law Enforcement Group
was organized by some police of-
ficers who complained of leniency
toward the Panthers on the part
of the Brooklyn judge.
Meanwhile, in Oakland, Calif.,
the eight-week trial of Panther
Minister)of Defense Huey Newton
in the street slaying of 'a white
policeman, wound up in the heat
of anger.
The defense accused the prose-
cution of framing the case to get
a conviction. The prosecution
bristled in denial.
"The evidence, I feel, is al-
tered," defense attorney Charles
Garry said in his closing argu-
ment.
"This is a diabolical attempt to
put an innocent man in jail and
the gas chamber. The need for
thiskind of trial makes me sick
inside,"
DENIALS
Lowell Jensen, a trial prosecu-
tor with a quiet,, patient style,
grew red faced later as he said:
"That accusation of altered evi-
dence is false. I don't do that and
I haven't done it and I resent be-
ing accused of it.
"We do not doctor evidence. We
do not put on witnesses who per-
jure themselves."
Newton, who organized the
Black Panthers in 1966 for street
patrol checls on police in Negro
districts, was charged with kill-
ing officer John Frey and wound-
ing officer Herbert Heanes last
Oct. 28. Frey had stopped New-
to m and a Negro companion in a
ca to question them after spot-
ting the license on a police list of
Black Panther cars.
Both the' prosecution and de-
fense concentrated at the end on
the key prosecution witness,
Henry Grier, a Negro bus driver.

2 P.M. MEETING.
At 2 p.m. the recipients were
scheduled to meet the supervisors!
ways and means committee and
the social services department.
Tlie mothers had understood
that the committee and social

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discretion," the duty of a prose- "What we saw in Boston was
cutor to use his own judgment four weeks of 'film and testimony
in bringing a case to court. about the anti-war movement.

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