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Vol. LXXIX, No. 49

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 25, 1968

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages


Harvey suspends radio
contact in Dexter feud

After more than three days of
silence, radio communications
were restored yesterday between
the Dexter Police Department and,
the Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Informed sources say that
Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey order-
ed the communications broken off
after the Dexter Village Board re-
fused to fire Carl Koch, a part-
time employe.
Dexter Village President Floyd

Layton said that radio communi-
cations with the county were re-
stored at 4 p.m. yesterday. There
had been no radio contact since
Monday at 8 p.m.
Harvey reportedly told the vil-
lage board he would break off
communications if Kochrwere not
Koch, formerly a sergeant of the
Sheriff's Department, was fired by
Harvey March 5 for allegedly re-
fusingto obey a direct order.
Layton said Koch was riding in

Berkeley protesters
ouis ted from building

policemen ripped aside barricades
yeserday, arrested 76 persons and
cleared a University of California
building seized by demonstrators
supporting a Black Panther lec-.
In the biggest uproar. at the
University since the 1964 Free
Speech Movement crisis, Moses
Hall was held for 15 hours behind
barricades of desks, chairs, files
and assorted debris.

SEI hits
Splan for


When police broke up the dem-
onstration two students and three
policemen were slightly injured.
Some 500 police took charge of
the campus shortly before dawn in
the third 'day of sit-in demonstra-
tions demanding that the univer-
sity give college credit for a lec-
ture series by Black Panther lead-
er Eldridge Cleaver.
Demonstrators blocked paths
with baricades and set small fires
on them. Inside the building, ad-
ministration center of the college
of letters and sciences, dissidents
unrolled toilet paper from upper
windows and strung signs.
The roar from an estimated 350
onlookers outside rose when hel-
meted, gas mask-toting police
marched into the 28,000-student
The demonstrators outside scat-
tered and ran.
Here and there police tangled
physically with protesters.
Male and female police entered
Moses Hall and arrested the dis-
~.idents quitely. Those arrested were
charged with disturbing the peace,
malicious mischief and trespassing.
Each was held on $1,650 bail. The
hall they left behind was a cha-
otic mess of stripped rooms, scat-
tered records and garbage. Some
secretaries who came to work at
8 a.m. broke down in tears.
One of the onlookers was the
university chancellor, Roger

% Dexter police car when the
driver of the car, Dexter police-
man Patrick Monaghan, stopped
Sheriff's Deputy King Williams III
and issued him a speeding ticket.
Layton said Harvey objected to
the issuance of the ticket but did
not ask that the citation be re-
scinded. However, Layton added
that Williams later issued a per-
sonal apology to Monaghan and
that the ticket was subsequently
Harvey said the story given by
Layton was untrue and "all twist-
ed up."
"They've still got their radio in
their (Dexter) car and it's still
operating," Harvey said before
Layton reported the resumption of
The sheriff said he is "being
picked on" because of the upcom-
ing election. "This is just some
more goddamn political crap,"
Harvey told the Ypsilanti Press.
Layton's report of restored com-
munications with the county came
after the incident had been pub-
licized in both the weekly Dexter
Leader and in the Press.
Koch, who was one of the ori-
ginal organizers of a deputies un-
ion Harvey was opposed to, claim-
ed Harvey fired him without legi-
timate cause. Koch testified be-
fore the State Labor Mediation
Board (SLMB) which later in-
structed Harvey to rehire him and
pay him back wages. Koch de-
clined the offer to be rehired.
Later, Koch filed a petition in
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
requesting a grand jury investiga-
tion into alleged financial irregu-
larities in the department.
In addition to the financial ir-
regularity charges, the grand jury
petition filed by Koch accuses
the sheriff of violating state law
giving public employes the right
to organize and bargain collec-
tively in his his efforts to disband
the Deputies Association.
Republican Mayor John Lind-
say of New York has cancelled
his appearance today in Ann
Arbor with Rep. Marvin Esch
(R-Mich.), due to pressing
labor problems.

Council rejects conditions set
by Newell for incorporation
Acting Vice President for ~ Student Affairs Barbara
Newell yesterday released the $100 appropriation with con-
ditions to Student Government Council to form SGC Incor-
porated. However, Council accepted the check and destroyed
the attached letter stating the conditions.
Wednesday evening, SGC had issued an ultimatum to
Mrs. Newell giving her until 3 p.m. yesterday to release the
The letter stating the conditions under which SGC must
accept the money was attached to the check. However, SGC
member Michael Davis ac-

UAC group



-Daily- *Eric Pergeau
'68 Homecoming Queen
1968 Homecoming Queen Nancy Sebold began her reign last night after her selection was announced
at the Dionne Warwick concert. Nancy was sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Opal Bailey,
last year's Queen, refused to officially crown Nancy in the ceremony last night and simply handed
the crown to the new queen. The snub protested the treatment of Miss Bailey during her reign.

bias within structure

cepted the check but refused
to acknowledge the letter.
x "I just want to make it explicit
that we do not accept the condi-
tions," Davis told Mrs. Newell.
Executive Vice President Robert
Neff then detached the letter from
the check and SGC member Carol
Hollenshead burned it.
Part of the appropriation is be-
ing used to cover incorporation
expenses. The papers for SGC Inc.
were sent to Lansing last week to
be filed, SGC President Mike Koe-
neke said. They have not been re-
turned, however, so under state
law, SGC Inc. is not yet legally
When Council members ignited.
the letter Mrs. Newell said. "I
guess that postpones the issue
until the next check."'
Later in the day the Vice Presi-
dent re-emphasized that the issue

new unit

A student group in the educa-
tion school has reacted strongly
to a faculty attempt to initiated
a similar group.
Students for Educational In-
novation (SEI) issued a policy
statement condemning the faculty
action. "We want students to learn
to initiate activities, not wait for
faculty or administration to pre-
sent viable alternatives to policies
and programs."
However, William Wolff, Grad,!
chairman of the second group, in-
sists that his organization has "no
intention of competing with SEI."
The new group was formed in
the secondary student teaching
seminars by Profs. Herbert Eibler!
and Donald Steer of the;education
school. Fabler said he decided to
"take the initiative in forming the
group to see if there was a need
for student communication in the
Concrete plans, structure, and
operation for the new group are
all unclear due to its recent for-
mation. Presently the group is
evaluating the function of coun-'
seling in the seminars.
Wolff said the group plans to
deal specifically with problems in
the seminars. He feels that there
would be no need to Join the moret
encompassing SEI, but hopes his
group will be able, to work with
SEI in certain areas.
SEI's policy statement stresses
the need for a student identity
developed by the absence of fac-
ulty in initiating, /organizing and,
operating or a student group.

University Activities Center an-
nounced last night the formula-
tion of a committee, part of whose
purpose is to come up with a plan
that will eliminate "structural dis-
crimination in UAC.
The committee will undergo a
thorough study of UAC's personnel
policies and practices in the areas
of recruitment, participation, and
advancement up the organization-
al hierarchy. An emphasis, how-
ever, will be placed on eradication
of anything potentially discrim-
inatory in UAC's framework.
The committee was formed in
response to statements by rep-
resentatives of the Pro Black Or-


ganization claiming the method by wants to be considered for senior
which a UAC member advances office submits a petition to theI
in the organization could be dis- four outgoing senior officers, as
criminatory, under certain condi- well as to the Union Board of Di-
tions. rectors and to the League Board
DISCRIMINATION of Governors. The senior officers

Ron Thompson, chairman of the
black group explains, "our basic!
problem with UAC is its organ-
izational set-up, which is discrim-
inatory not just to black people'
but to all people." Their chief con-j
. cern is the fact that the four sen-
ior officer positions, as well as thej
21 committee chairmanships, are'
all appointive, Thoppson ex-
Ironically, the formulation ofj
the comittee comes on the first
night of Homecoming Weekend.
Homecoming has been -the subject'
of the recent controversy between'
UAC and black organizations
around the campus, during which'
blacks charged that the Home-
coming Queen contest was dis-
The dispute culminated in Kap-I

then submit their recommenda-
tions to the two boards, who make
the actual appointments.
The initial response of the exe-
cutive council members to the
proposal was one of doubt. Several
felt that the outgoing senior of-
ficers were the only people that
were qualified to select the new
officers. "The members below that
level might choose unqualified of-
ficers," said one council member.
Thompson, however, feels that
one of the duties of the current
senior officers is to see that all
UAC members become informed
of what each job involves. "This
would give them the knowledge
needed to make a wise judgment
when they vote," he explained.
Mark Peterman, UAC co-ordin-
ating vice president indicated that
blacks do not seem interested in
joining UAC.

Community leaders give views
on law, order, responsiveness

See LETTER, Page 4
was "not one of incorporation but
of transferring state funds."
The letter states that "in de-
laying delivery of the voucher
for expenses in connection with
establishing SGC, Inc., this office
was not passing on the merits of
incorporation itself.
"The delay, rather, was to as-
certain the accessibility of Univer-
sity funds for SGC, Inc. I believe
the issue of the autonomy or con-
trol of state funds used by SGC
or SGC, Inc. is now clear."
The letter had stated that the
$100 appropriation to form SGC
Inc. is approvable "only if SGC
recognizes that, in the absence
of Regental delegation, it may not
transfer funds from its University
budget to the corporation."
SGC president Mike Koeneke
said at this time he would not
speculate "when and where we're
going to make another requisiton."
Mrs. Newell originally blocked
the appropriation Ict. 17, in a let-
ter to Council Treasurer Dennis
Webster. The Vice President then
said she could not release the funds
because of past Regental opposi-
tion to the SGC's plans to incor-
porate. She said she would need
"considerably more explanation"
before clearing the funds.
During the week Council officers
conferred several times with Mrs.
Newel and her assistant, Will
Smith, until yesterday's decisions
was finally reached.
The African Students' Union
will hold a bucket drive today
in the city and on campus as
part of "Biafra Day." A vigil
will be held on the Diag this

for new.
AUC triaql
Circuit Court Judge William F.
Agar Jr. has refused to assume
"superintending control" in the
trial of seven University students
on trespass charges in Municipal
The students' defense attorney
John B. Collins had requested the
action following a dispute with
Municipal Judge S. J. O'Brien
during which Collins stormed out
of the courtroom.
Specifically, Collins requested a
mistrial be declared and Elden be
disqualified from heaTing the trial.
The dispute arose over the seat-
ing arrangements of the defend-
ants. Elden ordered them to sit in
assigned seats, while Collins de-
manded they be permitted to sit
in the spectator section of the
Collins felt prosecution wit-
nesses should be required to pick
out particular defendants from
the audience rather than having
to simply point to them in their
assigned seats.
Agar said he found no evidence
Elden acted improperly and saw
no reason for disqualifying him
or declaring a mistrial.
He said he knew of no instance
in the history of his court in which
a defendant in a criminal case
has been permitted to sit at the
rear of the courtroom.
In a related action yesterday,
the county prosecutor's office filed
an answer to a petition from an-
other lawyer who is definding 37
University students that their
trials be moved from Municipal
Court to the U.S. District Court in
The students' attorney, Williain'
Goodman of the American Civil
Liberties Union is claiming his
clients' constitutional rights were
violated when the trespass arrests
were made because of racial pre-
judice shown by sheriff's deputies,
the county boardrof supervisors,
and the prosecutor's office.
In another of the demonstrators'
trials, anMunicipal Court jury yes-
terday took 23 minutes to find a
17-year-old University freshman
guilty of criminal trespass.
He is the 170th person to be
found guilty or plead nol ocon-
tendere (no contest) on the tres-
pass charges. About 50 more per-
sons arrested in the Sept. 5-6 dem-
onstrations are still awaiting trial

In a friendly but serious discus-
sion last night, prominent black
and white members of the com-
munity discussed law and order
and the responsiveness of govern-
ment to the black community.
The discussion took place in a
forum on "Conflict or Commun-
ity" at the Ann Arbor High School,
sponsored by the Ann Arbor
Dr. Albert Wheeler, chairman of
the Ann Arbor chapter of the
NAACP, opened the meeting by
saying that "There is a sheriff
candidate in favor of law and or-
der and people will Vote for him
because he's going to keep niggers
in their place.,"
He also claimed that the "com-


However, SEI does not rule out munity was unappreciative that it
faculty consultation, which it hasn't had riots."
views as an essential part of the "I'm a peaceful fellow, and I
proper functioning of any such hate to see black folks killed," he
group. added.
Further he asserted that "if the

pastors and reverends get too mil-
itant, you hold back money on
Sunday. You're not going to solve
things by sticking your heads in
the sand."
George Lemble, the former pres-
ident of the Ann Arbor Conser-
vatives, spoke in favor of a stict
concept of law and order. He said
that "those who commit arson and
riots must be sent to jail for sedi-
Lemble attacked the "peace at
any price liberals" who he said
are "so afraid of trouble that they
give in on anything, even if it
tramples on someone else."
Lemble insisted that we "must
stop calling every responsible
leader an Uncle Tom. He claimed
that there is "only one way to
receive conflict and that is com-
Lemble also attacked the Ann
Arbor Human Relations Commit-
tee. "This committee has been the
worst enemy of the blackkpeople,"
he said. "They always take the
position that black is right and
white is wrong."
Wheeler replied to Lemble's at-
tacks, saying "Blacks ain't scared."
However, he said, "You wiped out
some Indians, and we know you'll
wipe out some blacks."
Chief Walter Krasny of the Ann
Arbor Police Department followed
Wheeler. "Laws make the govern-
ment run," he said, "and without
order you have chaos." He pointed
out that "justice" often depends
on which side of the decision you
are on.
Dr. W. Scott Westerman Jr.,
Superintendent of Schools in Ann
Arbor also spoke in favor of the
established order. "The I e g a 1
framework is now reasonably ade-
quate to protect the right of citi-
zens," said Westerman. He added
thQ "11170 nn .n ir mir he -nr h

responsive to the people.
Rowry claimed that society
"doesn't talk to oppressed blacks
nor the majority of oppressed'
Wheeler agreed with Rowry,'
saying, "Whether conflict or com-
munity exists depends on the ex-
tent ,of self determination." He
claimed that x "black folks on"
boards and commissions aren't'
black in their viewpoints." The
present government "stifles . the'
aspirations and goals of black
folks and poor white folks."
Also included in the forum was
Arthur Gallagher, editor of the
Ann Arbor, News. He emphasized
the need of the news media to re-
main objective in their reporting
of civil rights incidents.

because the questions the judging "The reason blacks don't join
panel asked her were abusive and the UAC is that they think UAC's
discriminatory." The Pro Black structure is discriminatory,"
Organization, an SGC recognized Thompson explained.
student-community group com- BETTER JUDGES
posed of 500 members, has re- However, he feels that under the
fused to recognize the queen se- proposed procedure of selection,'
lected by the UAC judges, and has blacks would want to join. "A few
chosen to recognize last year's hundred people would judge my
queen, Opal Bailey, instead. qualifications better than f o u r
Thompson and Ron Harris, an- would,' 'he explained.

other member of the black group,
speaking before the UAC execu-
tive council at their meeting Tues-
day night, proposed that the sen-
ior officers be chosen by elections
encompassing all UAC members
who have been active for two or
three months.
At the present time, anyone who

"The request by the black
groups stimulated the formation of
the committee," McCreath ex-
plained. "However, while looking
into this problem we will also be
looking into our general personnel
)olicies to find ways we can reach
more people who might want to
join UAC."

ment were truly svmnathetie and I pa Alpha Psi fraternity withdrawal

of their candidate, Janice Parker,

Students swing into final election drive

Four years ago at the Univer-
sity: It was Homecoming Week-
end, the Wolverines were on
their way to the Rosebowl, the
Little Brown Jug was up for.
grabs in Saturday's game. Just
like now.
It was also the beginning of
the last two weeks of the 1964
Presidential campaign - the
race between Johnson and Gold-
water. Today, the names are dif-
ferent, the situation is much the
However, four years ago, the
mood of University students in-
volved in national politics was
completely different. Students
for Staebler was the most ac-
tive political organization on

full time fo rthe last two weeks
of the campaign.
A McCarthy write-in cam-
paign has found substantial sup-
port in the University commun-
ity, and, in fact, Ann Arbor has
become the base for the state
wide campaign.
However, a recent ruling by
state Attorney General Frank
Kelley said the write-in v o t e s,
which were to be cast in the
form of stickers listing the
names of electors pledged to
McCarthy, would not be valid.
The write-in effort is being
continued despite the ruling,
and the McCarthy backers are
seeking a court order allowing
the votes to be counted.
The New Politics Party, on the
ballot in Michigan for the first

C o 11 e g e Young Republicans,
and their Students for Nixon
counterparts, have been work-
ing steadily organizing in the
community, and have planned a
host of projects and events for
the final two weeks drive, in-
- a "bumper sticker blitz" at
the football game tomorrow
- A debate (arranged jointly
with Young Democrats and
New Politics) between Esch, and
his opponents - Weston Vivian,
the Democrat who Esch defeated
two years ago, and Bert Gar-
skoff, New Politics candidate.
- A visit to Ann Arbor some-
time next week by Senator Ed-
mund Brooke, (R-Mass.).
In addition, Young Republi-
cans and Students for Nixon

vention, the majority of the stu-
dents now in one of these groups
were McCarthy backers, and
Students for McCarthy received
actual and moral support from
the Young Democrats.
Since the nomination of Hum-
phrey, the membership of Young
Democrats has continued to fav-
or McCarthy. A September pol-
icy vote resulted in the adop-
tion of the "no endorsement"
policy which Young Dems cur-
rently holds. The group h a s
pledged its support to some
local Democratic candidates, and
has thrown itself into, the cam-
paign on that level.
Members in opposition to the
'no endorsement" policy, as well
as unaffiliated Humphrey back-
Pem methpred to form a sernarate

Students for Humphrey was
thus formed - a heterogenous
grouping of Humphrey support-
ers. Students supporting the
Vice-President for completely
different reasons work side by
Zemach sees Humphrey as the
lesser of two evils. "One of the
three major candidates running
now will be elected in Novem-
ber, he said.
In contrast, Frank Pearlmut-
ter, activities coordinator of the
group, has been a long-time
backer of Humphrey. "Students
must be made aware of Hum-
phrey's consistent, non-compri-
mising efforts to correct social
ills we deplore so much," he said.
Not all of the members of the

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