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'U' UNION STRIKE:
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Vol. LXXIX, No. 9 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, September 8, 1968 Ten Cents
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B MARTIN HIRSCHMAN involvement by students in the provide minimum clothing needs list minimal clothing needs for visors Robert Harrison sought to last week was in response only to N
Daly News Analysis demonstrations and 242 arrests, for all the ADC children in the children in various age g:oups place some of the blame for the a peripheral incident. con
Why did the demands and dem- , funds were made available so that county. along with approximate prices. situation on the state. .The arrest and alleged beating dep
onstrations of mothers receiving the welfare mothers could apply But yesterday, in an apparent The cost of an entire wardrobe Harrison blamed the situation of Daily Managing Editor Steve ton
Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) for grants of up to $60 per child reversal of its position, the WMC suggested in the list averages ver on the inadequacy of the state Wildstrom Wednesday night sent tiol
gain such widespread support from for clothing. has agreed to meet with the ADC. $130. The precise cost varies with ADC program and said the burden 400 students on an impromptu .
University students last week? But still the ADC recipients say mothers, along with other coun- the age and sex of the child. of responsibility "should be put march on the County Jail in pro- ties
Probably the most appealing $60 may be too little for some ty, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti of- In addition, the welfare moth- back on the state where it be- test. atti
'easons were the clear-cut, simple mothers and are continuing to ficials to determine an appropri- ers point to a "significantly high- longs." Wildstrom was arrested as he hel
terms in which the students saw demand that allocations be made ation plan which takes into ac- er" cost of living in Washtenaw The normal moithly allotments attempted to enter the County of
the ADC mothers' demands-ade- on the basis of need, count the likelihood that most County than in most parts of the to the ADC mothers are intended Bldg. to protest to Washtenaw A
quate funds to clothe their chil- During negotiations last week children need far less than $60. state. to provide clothes for the children, County Sheriff Douglas Harvey ten
dren for the new school year. the supervisors' Ways and Means The meeting is expected to es- Althougl) the ADC mothers and but as both the mothers and Di- "harassment" of Daily reporters tio
Claiming their regular alloca- Committee (WMC) insisted the timate the cost of buying a com- the WMC disagreed on the size rector of the Washtenaw County who were covering a demonstra- the
tions were too low to pay for new emergency clothing money must plete wardrobe for a child and of emergency allotments needed, Department of Social Services tion by the ADC mothers.
clothing, some 3,0 ADC mothers be made available to all ADC use this figure to estimate the there did not appear to be much have pointed out, the funds are At the series of massive rallies D
began sitting-in at the Wash- children in the county. An ap- total need of the county. disagreement on the existence of based on the cost of living sta- and marches that followed the to
tenaw County Bldg. Tuesday propriation of $72,000 was deemed To substantiate the claim that that need. tistics for 1960-61. initial protest, students chose to wee
morning after they were refused necessary for this purpose. $60 may be insufficient, the ADC But while the ADC mothers lit Although the primary emphasis focus their actions in support of rea
a hearing with the County Board ADC mothers have countered mothers produced forms published tempted to gain an emergency ap- of student action has been to the ADC mothers rather than em- lea
of Supervisors. that the $72,000 figure was far by the Washtenaw County De- propriation from the WMC, support the ADC mothers, the phasizing charges of police brutal- ope
rAt the end of a week of'massive larger than the amount needed to partment of Social Services which Chairman of the Board of Super- first massive move by students ity, aga

Eight Pages
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ronetheless, it was the almost
tinuous presence of sheriff's
uties which set much of 'the
e of meetings and demonstra-
ns throughout the week.
Chis omnipresence of the depu-
tended to crystalize a militant
itude among students and
ps to explain the large number
arrests.
knd those arrests have only
ded to harden the determina-
n of the ADC mothers and of
students.
)ozens of students are working
organize possible action this
ek. And hundreds more are still
dy to follow their lead and the
d of the mothers if the newly
ned negotiations fall through
)in today.

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Local leaders ask
charges be droped
A special meeting of city and county officials yesterday
heard pleas that charges against welfare demonstrators be
dropped and an announcement that a top state.official made
available national guard troops to control yesterday's disturb-
ances.
Confirming his afternoon announcement, Robert Har-
rison, chairman of the Washtenaw County Board of Super-
visors, said last night Charles Orlebeke, a special assistant to
Gov. George Romney, had "apparently" made the guardsmen
available for the asking.
Harrison said Orlebeke indicated the state's willingness
*to send the troops in, in a phone conversation Friday.
Orlebeke was told, however, that the request could not
come from Harrison, but only from County Prosecutor
William Delhey.

Mothers suspend
demonstrations
By JIM HECK
Welfare mothers and county and city officials will meet
again at 3 p.m. today in the Ann Arbor City Council Chambers
to "find an appropriate solution" to the emergency welfare
situation.
The mothers announced they will suspend all demon-
strations pending the outcome of today's meeting.
The meeting was arranged in an executive session of a
larger assembly of city and county officials called at 2 p.m.
yesterday by Ann Arbor Mayor Wendell Hulcher to deal With
the rising disturbances and the "root problems." .r
However, Robert Harrison, chairman of the Washtenaw
County Board of Supervisors, is planning to speak personally
with Gov. George Romney'..T 7t

Newton case
still before
O alandjry
O d , lr
0 OAKLAND, Calif. (P) - Black
Panther Huey Newton's murder
trial jury interrupted its delibera-
tions last night to have the judge,
explain penalties for first degree
murder and manslaughter.
A member of 'Newton's defense
counsel staff said: "I don't like
Sit."
The seven women and five men,
their faces reflecting weariness
after three days of study, listened
intently as Superior Court Judge.
Monroe Friedman explained the
possible verdicts against Newton
in the event of his conviction for
0 the- shootout killing of white po-
liceman John Frey last Oct. 28.
The development sparked spec-
ulation 'that the jury might be
approaching a verdict. The jurors
were sent back' to deliberations.

Harrison told Orlebeke he per-M
sonally saw no need for the troops, ;
since state police were already be-
ing used.~.;: ~ *"~* "~
The announcement of the .
troops availability was made, in *\-.
the midst of pleas by city coun-
cil members and Ypsilanti mayor "' { ....k. Y
John Burton that charges be
dropped against all those arrested.
Burton made his vehement de- President Fleming co
mand immediately after announc-
ing he would "join the picket PRLIMINARY PROPOSAL:
line" if the supervisors failed toJ * I Y PO A
meet in special session to con-
sider the plight of the welfare f
mothers. P a eie
"tf charges are dropped, noth- P lan de es
ing really would be hurt, but
somebody's pride. 'Savagery can-
not be allowed.' There is nothing By WALLACE IMMEN Established as t
wrong with acting morally. We The preliminary draft of the body for state educat
must welcome the students." State Board of Education's new 1963 constitution, th
Harrison, who has signed his guidelines for coordinating opera- given no guidelines a
name on behalf of the county on tions of the state's colleges and has been attempting
the complaints filed against those universities will be released to position by consult
arrested, said he would not take those institutions for comment many groups as pos
his name off the complaints. next month. The plan would pla
He conceded, however, that if The plan is an attempt to in an advisory role w
the supervisor's general consensus, formalize procedures and define the colleges and. uni
was to drop the charges, "They'd the authority of the board in the Emphasis is place
probably be dropped." area of higher education, channels of commu

onfers with Ann Arbor Mayor Wen

role ofBoa
he planning tween schools in order to promote
ion under the efficiency in expansion of facili-
ie board was ties, program planning and fi-
nd since then nancing.,
to define its The plan also suggests the in-
ing with as stitutions submit a single unified
ssible, budget proposal to the state legis-
ace the board lature in the hope that this would
ith respect to improve the negotiating power of
iversities. the schools.
d on opening Copies of the document are be-
mications be- ing distributed to agencies

tomorrow. He asked the group
to take no action before Rom-
-x { ney replies to several of his
demands for state assistance.
In the larger assembly, several
council . members and Ypsilanti
-Daily-Richard Lee Mayor John Burton, condemned
H lewhat they called the "terrorist ac-
Sheriff's Office" and demanded
reprimands be taken.
University President Robben
Fleming addressed the larger body
briefly concerning the University's
action in paying students' bail.
r dFleming said the practice was a
"traditlpnal" one and used non-.
state funds.
throughout the state and hearing In addressing the executive
dates will be scheduled near the committee, PaulhWasson, acting
end of next month, chairman of the Washtenaw
The document, which runs' to County Committee for Community
more than 100 pages, has taken Action and liason for the mothers,
two years to prepare. It is a com- said the mothers had demanded
bination of recommendations of the immediate dismissal of Alfred
committees of faculty and ad- E. Brose, director of the county
ministrative representatives, as social services of fiche.
well as advice from state-wide Harrison had earlier told the
committees of legislators, interest- larger group of county and city
ed citizens and economic experts. officials that Brose was the "root
A stdentadviory rouphadcause" of all the disturbance.
A student advisory group had Those In executive meeting,
been planned, but student organ- with the possible exception of
izations which were to select Harrison, agreed that the meeting
representatives, were not inform- Hayisoa tht theaseetin
ed until late in March. By that today will attempt to ascertain
time, semesters were ending and a necessary minimum allocation
nfor children's school clothes "on
no atio wa taenthe basis of need per individual.",
Dr .Edwin Novak, state board The Ways and Means Commit-
chairman, says he hopes that stu- tee. (WMC) of the county board
dents "will play a large part 14 had flatly refused such a proposal
the hearings," but that presently Friday.
there is no established critique But WMC chairman, Fred
procedure or agenda. Lunde, failed to appear at yester-
"If the hearings find serious day's meeting.
difficulties with several sections, Guy Larcom, city administrator,
the entire report may have to be suggested to the executive com-
rewritten," explains H a r o 1 d mittee that the meeting today
Smith, director of the state plan center on a proposal that the
project. Committees would then money presently allocated by WMC
have to be reconstituted. -some $72,000-be distributed
Arthur Ross, University vice on the basis of need.
president for state relations and WC had also rejected this
planning is taking over relations plan.
with the state board and will pro- Harrison's reluctance in seek-
bably hold the University's seat ing an agreement tomorrow was
on the steering committee if it re- apparently caused by his fear the
convenes. Dean Stephen Spurr of "state will lose interest if we
the graduate school, was the re- reach accord.
presentative in compiling the on- "If we solve the problem totally
ginal document. by ourselves," he told the larger
The status of the committees assembly, "the state of Michigan
which nenared the renrt i nre- will ignore us again, and I'm not

iWeltare
protests
sche duled
While the county officials and
welfare recipients negotiate today,
demonstrations and rallies in sup-
port of the mothers will continue.
Whether or not a settlement is
reached today, a rally will be held
tomorrow noon on . the Diag to
discuss the welfare system and the
upcoming bargaining sessions be-
tween the University and its em-
ploye unions.
At the rally, representatives
from the union and officials from
the welfare department w ill
speak. If a settlement between the
mothers and the county welfare
department is not reached plans
for further supportive action will
be determined at that time..
In addition to the present 24
hour vigil at the County Bldg., a
group of Ann Arbor citizens have
planned a one hour vigil at 6:30
p.m. tomorrow outside the Ann
Arbor City Hall.
In order to raise funds to pay
the legal fees and fines of the
students arrested last week, SGC
will present a benefit performance
of the Buddy Guy Blues Band at
the Union 9 p.m. tomorrow night.
Legal advice will be available
tomorrow to all the studentsar-
rested \at Friday's demonstration.
Speaking in the Union Assembly
Hall, several Ann Arbor lawyers
will discuss the rights of the stu-
dents and appraise the sit-in
action.
Bruce Thomas of the National
Welfare Rights Organization will
discuss the political aspects of wel-
fare at" an educational meeting
Sunday night at 4 p.m. in the
'Union Assembly Hall.
MEETINGS
Sunday
Educational meeting, Union
Assembly Hall, 4-6 p.m.

IT'S NO BIG THING
'I was a criminal at the County Bldg.'

EDITOR'S NOTE: Feature Editor Daniel .
Okrent's account of the Friday arrests is a
personal view of the events of the after-
noon and evening.
By DANIEL OKRENT
Daily News Analysis
When my father later asked me if I
got myself arrested for the welfare
mothers' sake, I had to tell him no.
"I also got arrested so I could stop
the Vietnam War, promote black control
of black communities, kill off the Demo-
cratic Party, end police brutality, sup-
port the California grape pickers' strike,
and provide liberty and justice for all."
My father didn't understand me.
Bruce Levine, who was also arrested
told a Diag rally Thursday that anyone
planning' to be arrested shouldn't see it
just as an "ego trip." But ego gratification
was nonetheless a big factor along with

But the arresting officials did not live
up to our expectations of massive author-
ity. After the concise invasion of the
County Bldg. by the sheriff's deputies
(one newspaper was so impressed it
headlined: 192 Jailed in Nine Minutes),
the entire processing was anti-climactic.
Fortunately the city police supervised
the formalities. Chief Walter Krasny's
department seems more familiar and
tolerant than the sheriff's.
Policemen idled in the garage beneath
City Hall while each entering busload
of the arrested was met by the cheers and
V's of those already there. Waiting to be
booked, we held meetings, gave speeches,
took votes. There wasn't even one press
photographer to record anything the po-
lice might have, chosen to do.

not this cooperative, were basically
friendly.
The first step in the booking process
was a brief frisk (when they frisk you,
they don't just pat your legs; they ac-
tually squeeze them).
Then, the questionnaire routine with
the six secretaries and the six typewriters.
"Can you read and write?" they asked.
"Are you a narcotics user? Do you have
fainting spells?"
To this last question, Richard Orlan-
dini, who had been roughed up pretty
badly by the deputies, said "Only when
I'm being choked.' The secretary typed
on his card, "Only when choked."
Next, the fingerprinting ("One set for
us. one set for the FBI"), the picture-
taking ("Look at the camera. OK, now
face right") and, finally, we were in jail.

almost everybody stood mute, pending
consultation with a lawyer.
.Judge Elden was steadfast in his de-.
termination to enforce a $50 bond level
for everybody, and some of the arrested
were equally adamant to fight that choice
(Vicki Jackson asked the judge if he
thought the whole American legal-judi-
cial establishment was at all judicious.
He replied, "I assume that's a rhetorical
question.")
The final task was the bonding. Joe
Sax of the Law School and Larry Ber-
lin of the ACLU were there with $1200,
Mike Koeneke or SGC had a much larger
sum, and various individuals had various
other representatives taking care of them.
The girl at the desk smiled at me when
she told me I could go.
For some, the whole operation took as
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