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VOL. LXXIX, No. 73
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, November 22, 1968
Light sentences given
By CHRIS STEELE
Sentences more lenient than;
expected were handed down by
Ann Arbor Judge S. J. Elden Wed-
nesday and yesterday to four who
participated in welfare demon-
strations on Sept. 5 and 6.
Another 187 persons are sched-
uled to be sentenced today.
The, four were sentenced to. a
fine of $15, an option of seven
days in'jail or seven days in work
projects established by the court,
90 days on probation, plus court
The fines an
be paid on a i
the 90 day per
tin Lahr, '72 F
session with *E
Thomas, a loc
Court costs for
to $61.50 and $
In giving sen
said that "this
d court costs may court," and that he had spent
prorated basis over much time considering the sen-
iod. tences he would deliver.
1, '70 Ed, and Mar- He said. he was "not unsym-;
2C, were sentenced pathetic" with the fact that many
an unannounced in the sit-in felt they were in-
Iden. volved in an act of civil disobedi-
sterday were Linda ence, but he said it was "mis-
69LSA, and Charles directed civil disobedience."
al black militant. The small fines in these cases
the two amounted came as a surprise, especially to
76.50 respectively. Thomas who expected to be given
itence Judge Elden the maximum sentence for crim-I
matter is one of inal trespass-30 days in jail and
ever to face this a fine of $50.
He said before sentencing that
By LESLIE WAYNE
Two sororities have withheld
their dues from the Panhellenic
Association in response to the
recent Regental passage of
Panhel's anti - discrimination
The two sororities, Pi Beta
Phi and Delta Gamma, are the
remaining holdouts in what
appeared to be a dues strike
"As of November 15, the
deadline for payment of dues,
only 12 sororities had paid,
said Louise Bowen, treasurer
of Panhel and member of Pi
Beta Phi. However she added
"this was not unusual.''
"It seemed for a while the
sororities not paying dues had
apparently hoped to get more
to participate," Miss Bowen
"These two sororities are
aware that a 5% fine has been
imposed. If they continue to
withhold payment of ' dues,
Panhel will be forced to bring
them before its executive coun-
cil," said Ellen Heyboer, presi-
dent of Panhel.
Miss Heyboer indicated if the
sororities do not pay their dues
by December, they will be
brought to a hearing before
the January rush.
Sanctions against the houses
could be either in the form of
a fine or withdrawal of rush
privileges, she added.
"Pi Phi's decision to with-
hold dues was made by the*
local alumni, not by our chap-
ter," Miss Bowen added.
The financial advisors of Pi
Beta Phi will be meeting next
Monday to decide whether to
continue the holdout.
"The local alums have ques-
tioned whether we will be par-
ticipating in January rush,"
Miss Bowen added.
"What the financial advisors
say will not be binding on our
house. If we want to pay, we
are going to collect the money
directly from the girls and give
it straight to Panhel," said Jan
Phleger, member of Pi Beta
Phi and chairman of Panhel's
"This holdout tactic just
won't work," she added
Alice Zeigler, treasurer of
Delta Gamma, said the decis-
ion to withhold dues was made
by "the total sorority-alumni
"We are waiting to see if
Panhel still has the same status
as before passage of the reso-
lution by the Regents," she
added. Miss Zeigler said the
holdout would be "indefinite."
As of yesterday, five sorori-
ties still hadn't paid their Pan--
hel dues. However, the remain-
ing three, Zeta Tau Alpha,
Chi Omega, and Alpha Gamma
Delta, indicated there were no
political motives behind this
Panhel asseses all its mem-
bers $4 annually. The money is
applied for scholarships and
loans and is not applied t-
The Regents. at their regu-
lar monthly meeting last week,
declared the use of binding
and required recommendations
to be in violation of University
Bylaw 2.14 which prohibits dis-
crimination in students organi-
The Regents motion, in ef-
fect, makes the Panhel reso-
lution prohibiting the use of
these recommendations official
Sororities not complying with
the ruling will not be permit-
ted to rush in January.
suggested for French
By RON LANDSMAN
An ad hoc French department curriculum committee;
yesterday decided to offer "track system" courses on- an ex-
perimental basis to some second-year students next semester.
They plan to offer eight experimental sections of read-
ing-track and speaking-track courses, two of each to French
231 and 232 students.;
The student-faculty committee's recommendation, which
has not been formalized yet, must be approved by the execu-
tive committee of the department before it can go into effect.
The ad hoc committee will meet again Monday to draw up
more specific plans. The executive committee meets Tues-
he would probably be given the
full sentence while students would
be given work terms or suspended
Thomas asserted that black
youths had been given higher sen-
tences than whites in similar
cases. He expects to appeal the
case on the basis of what he con-
siders prejudical statements made
by the Ann Arbor News prior to
Miss Schlamowitz also said her
sentence was much lower than she
had anticipated. Others still to be
sentenced were surprised by the
fines and the length of the op-
tional work sentence.
One of the attorneys in the
case, George Stewart, said last
week the sentence would probably
See WELFARE, page 10
Prof. James C. O'Neill, chair-
Aman of the department, could not
predict what the committee would
do, but he did say, "I think they
will approve it if it isn't outland-
ish. It's very conceivable."
The student-faculty, committee
outlined the proposal strictly as
an experiment. Because of sched-
*uling difficulties, they plan to of-
fer options to students in three
sections that meet at the same
time. The students will be able to
take either of the two experimen-
tal courses or the regular 231 or
No student will be forced to take
Van experimental course, and the
option will not be available to all
A subcommittee consisting of
the four teaching fellows on the
committee, all of whom teach 231
or 232, was formed to draw up
A specific proposals for texts and
structures of the experimental
courses. They plan to present a
statement at the Monday meeting.
O'Neil said the current language
requirement of the literary college
required four different skills-
reading, writing, speaking and lis-
tening-and the extent of experi-
mentation probably would have to
be limited so students can meet
the letter of the requirement.
However, Asst. Dean J a m e s
Shaw, ex-officio member of the
literary college curriculum com-
mittee, said the committee might
well grant a "tentative amnesty"
for students in the experimental
About 3,000 tickets are still
available for the closed circuit
TV broadcast of Saturday's
climactic game with Ohio
Tickets will go on sale again
today at 8:30 a.m. at the Ath-
letic Administration Bldg. at
State and Hoover. All seats
cost $3 and are unreserved. No
4 student identification is re-
quired for purchase.
SGC to re-estabis
student Book Mart
By NADINE COHODAS' i books for -large courses. This is
Student Government Council SGC's third book exchange.
last night approved plans to es- "This will be a non-profit set-
tablish a Book Mart, up," Nelson added. "We're trying
The move "commits Council to combat the high prices and
to do something about unfair book high profits of Ann Arbor book-
sales in Ann Arbor," explained stores." A-large member Carol
Council member Bob Nelson. Un- Hollenshead explained Ann Ar-
der the proposed plan SGC will bor merchants "generally buy
deal only in used books, buying books at about half price and sell
them from students for later re- them at 2/3 or 3/4 of the original
sale. Nelson said Council initially value. Consequently, they make
will concentrate o. obtaining anywhere from 16-25% profit,"
FBI* to Investigate
Ann Arbor officers
By STEVE NISSEN
Copyright 1968, The Michigan Daily
The Justice Department has asked the FBI to investigate
charges by several local citizens of "illegal entry, illegal
search and harassment" by the Ann Arbor Police, the Daily
If the FBI substantiates the charges, the civil rights
division of the Justice Department in Washington will seek
I indictments against the officers involved, Ken McIntyre,
assistant U.S. attorney for eastern Michigan, said. McIntyre
is responsible specifically for civil rights cases in the district.
McIntyre said the police, if in--_
dicted, probably would be charged
with violation of a 100-year-old i
"persons acting under the colorP
of th lawfrom depriving cit- !
izens of rights without due pro-
They could face up to one year
in jail, a $1000 fine or both if
convicted on the misdemeanor
g ra pe sales
By JUDY SARASOHN
The grape boycott is gaining
Both the A&P and Kroger
Supermarket chains announced
yesterday that all of their Ann
Arbr And Y Vilanti bnncheC will
Council member Michael Davis
resigned last night after serving
on Council since April, 1967. Davis
said, "The pleasure of being onj
Council has gone with the pleas-
twe to give and learn. When the?
pleasure goes out of work, it is
time to quit."
Last night SGC also voted to
send a letter to the Curriculum
Committee of the literary college
demanding that all committee
meetings be open to anyone. The
motion further stated that SGC
"shall take any action it deems
appropriate to insure that meet-
ings are open.
On to Colmbus
Vowing that it will be a "a hell of a game," football captain Ron Jo
rally that overflowed the Diag. Also addressing the multitude were
tronomy professor Hazel Losh, and Wally Weber. (See story, page 9.)
Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter
Krasny said last night he had no
)ail--- Larm Robbins knowledge of the investigation or
the charges, and declined com-
The citizens who made the com-
hnson, spoke last night to a pep plaints are being represented by
coach Bump Elliott, retired as- Ypsilanti City Attorney Donald
The Ann Arbor - Washtenaw
County Chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union is also in-
volved in the case.
EAST LANSING--The Board of
Trustees of Michigan State Uni-
versity yesterday approved the
early retirement of Phillip J. May,
controversial MSU vice president
for business and finance,
May will leave his post Nov. 30,.
six months earlier than planned.
Just last month the trustees had
approved May's retirement for
"We assume this means the
stop selling California grapes as meetings may be crashed," said
soon as the present stock is sold Mark Hodax, sponsor of the mo-
The A&P on Huron Street has
been the only target of a six-week . Thetotion said it is "bnox-
general boycott, organized by a fTius that decsion stdents are
group of area residents, University'made "behind closed doors."
faculty members, and students. In other action, Council dis-
However, Prof. Nicholas Mills of cussed a motion to set up a stu-
the English department, a spokes- dent lobby. At-large member Mark
man for the boycott group, said Rosenbaum said the lobby would
Krogers had been warned they emphasize the commitment SGC
would be boycotted next if they has to the student body by mak-
did not stop selling grapes. ing Council a "viable mechanism
The boycott is part of a na- to demonstrate support for anyi
tional movement supporting the issue." Rosenbaum said the lobby,!
United Farm Workers (UFW) in to be voted on next week, would
their fight for collective bargain- establish Council as "an organ-
See STORES, page 10 izer."
By SUSAN ROTHSTEIN
Sister Leona Desjardins wears
wool pleated skirts, a peace me-
dallion and a button that says
"Don't Buy California Grapes."
But then Sister Leona has
special permission from her
order to wear lay clothes as a
graduate student in social work.
She has just created the Uni-
versity of Michigan Student
Committee on Migrant Prob-
The committee is almost as
unique as its creator. Though
it supports the now-popular
cause of the California grape
pickers. it is the first University
'EDUCATE THE ANGLOS'
eona s migrant4
Larry Berlin of the ACLU said Moves to oust May began sev-
yesterday he is presently pre- eral months ago when he was
a Cu c u s l "paringa "long letter explaining charged with a conflict of interest
the complaints of three citizens by attorney general Frank Kelley.
which he plans to furnish to Ann An attempt to fire May at the
By BILL LAVELY sound, but it is also a direct "But the decision belongs to s Gu September trustee meeting re-
violtio ofa sudet'sForsythe, City AdministratorGu
About 150 students marched to violation of a student's right to the faculty," he added. Larcom, city council members sulted in an inconclusive 4-4 vote.
the lobby of the LSA, Building yes- I conduct his academic life as he Leaders of the demonstration and Krasny. Kelley said earlier this month
terday and presented over 3500 = chooses," the petition states. told Hays that if the curriculum Both Berlin and Coster declined May had submitted sufficient
signatures to Dean William Hays Dean Hays returned from lunch committee takes no action by Jan- to name the citizens who made evidence to resolve the conflict
demanding the end to language shortly after the arrival of the uary, then they will assume it is the complaints, but Berlin said the of interest issue, but Board Chair-
and distribution requirements, demonstrators, accepted the pe- condoning continuation of the re- group includes black citizens. man Don Stevens, a Democrat,
The march followed a frozen titions, and talked to the petition- quirements. Berlin said the ACLU is inter- continued to press for May's im-
and sparsely attended noon Diag ; ing students. Radical Caucus, at last night's ested in finding out whether "im- mediate removal.
rally sponsored by Student Gov- The marchers demanded that meeting, declined to name ny proper and illegal behavior on'the The board also approved a rec-
ernment Council and the Radical I the curriculum committee recoi- tactics in the event of a nega ive part of the police department" has ommendation by MSU President
Caucus. mend an end to the requirements faculty reaction on their demands, taken place. John A. Hannah that May be em-
"Forcing students to take un- at the literary college faculty's The Caucus voted to attend the "It is extremely important to ployed as a part-time consultant
desired courses is not only un- December meeting, and that the next meeting of the curriculum find out whether the police de- during December while an organ-
_. - faculty act positively on that re- I committee, Monday at 3:00, on partment's internal machinery is izational study is made of MSU's
commendation no later than its the third floor of the LSA Build- sufficient to handle this kind of business and financial opera-
January meeting.ing situation," Berlin added. Lions.
"This is traditionally a faculty --a-e--o
decision-not mine," Hays told'
the students. "I don't know how
he committee will react to the f}:" " :
!petitions," he added~"**. .~
One student urged that Hays
treat the petitions with care andlTt e g t g o w
'To them, gettig a job with respect: "Every person who signed
Oldsmobile oi someone is the that petition to end language re-
equivalent of Uncle Tomism. quirements couldn't be here today.
Unionism is the only anwser in -maybe because they couldn't ,.}
their eyes " afford to cut a French class-but.
To Sister Leoa, however, I think you should treat each sig-
Unionism is. the only answer in nature on the petition like it waslr"ie
little premature. "Unionism is a little prayer . . .
something best accomplished by Radical Caucus members pres-
the Mexican Americans them- sed Hays on the subject of open
selves," she explains, "yet there faculty meetings. Hays claimed
is still too little awareness or that he could do nothing con-
cohesiveness among the mi- cerning the closed meeting situa -
grants in Michigan to accomp- tion.
lish anything themselves for a . Hays said, however, that theme
long timef is a proposal-to hold open meet
Tw nvriy poes r ugs that will be before the next 4
meeting of the faculty. "I would >: .
agree with Sister Leona that them'I :;
that there are problems in
Michigan," says Sister Leona,
"but this state happens to be
the third largest employer of
migratory labor in the coun-
There are about 80,000 Mexi-
can Americans who arrive ih
Michigan each summer for the
pickle and beet season to live
the kind of life that comes with
low, unpredictable incomes, she
"With an average annual in-
come of $859 per worker, $1.800
per family 'almost all members
work), illness or injury becomes
precarious" she* explains. "es-
knowledge that human backs
and hands are vani'shing com-
modities 'in America.
"Automation eliminates a,
migrant's job but he has no
skills to prepare for another.
Even his children get only a
sporadic, inadequate education,
and the communities where he
might settle down and make a
start are rarely friendly, often
hostile," she says.
During the next few months
the group will write'letters and
search for summer projects most
lie kly to get at the roots of
When proposals are written,