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Vol LXXIX, No. 92

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 19, 1969

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages


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Jet Set Extraordinaire
Not being among the 18,000 inauguration guests of
President-elect Richard Nixon, I decided last night to crash
the Residential College's own Nixon inauguration banquet
and ball.
"Pass the salt, please," I said. The meatloaf and potatoes
needed salt, and my date wanted salt.
"Were you invited," the alluring dame across the cafe-
teria table inquired.
"Of course," I replied casually. The maitre d' with the
"Nixon's the One" button who had escorted us to our candle-
lit corner had believed us when we told him we were guests
of a friend.
"Well then, you can have the salt," she smiled sweetly.
It was that kind of atmosphere. Although the President-
elect had spurned an invitation to the banquet because of a
"previous commitment," it was obvious from the decor that
the President-elect had been expected. There were festive
orange balloons on the ceiling ready to drop on a moments
notice; there were exotic professors' wives in saris and bath-
robes; there was an obsequious waiter waiting with towel on
arm and purple tennis shoes on feet to cater to our whims;
there was abundance of milk and water, bread and pain de
viande au jus (meatloaf). We sat chewing just as if he were
among us.
We ate heartily, partaking with equal delight of our wax
beans and dill pickles. But before we were into our red, white
and blue frosted patriotic cake, the speeches began.
Master of ceremonies and a resident adviser of the col-
lege, Jim Lang explained his responsibility for the affair is
rooted in the tradition that his aunt had actually attended
the 1841 inauguration of William Henry Harrison. He reported
th t thr ni ke dmic of H ~ric in ffin wsattrib t d to

Daiy-Peter Dryfuss

Thurmond: Standoff

e Thurmond's analysis of United


among any in the audience who war. Thurmond argued that "we

Uncle So

Cal police I
over Panth
struggle among black militan
arrested 12 persons allegedly p
shooting of two Black Panther
The dozen were arrested at
ing victims in Watts, 20 miles
fornia at Los Angeles where the
close of a meeting. The me
black studies program.
blacks win
WALTHAM, Mass. VP)-Seventy
black students yesterday evacu-
ated the' Brandeis University's
building which they had occupied
for 10 days after being granted3
*"complete amnesty" for trespass-
President Morris B. Abram said
the only agreement at this time
was for amnesty to the students,
involved in the takeover.
He told a news conference that
Sthe students neither asked for
nor received concession in the 10
demands originally listed. These,
included creation of an Afro-
American Studies department and
,increased scholarship aid to black
Earlier, however, the faculty
*voted to back immediate creation
of the black studies department,
and Abrams said most of the de-
mands were planned by the uni-
versity. But he refused to grant
them while the students occupied
the building. ,
The black students first seized
control of the Brandeis communi-
cation center Jan. 9.
The students issued a list of 10
demands, chiefly for creating an
Afro-Americamn Studies Depart-
ment and increased scholarship
dAt that time, Morris B. Abram,
Brandeis 'president, said most of
the demands were planned by the
university, but that none would
be implemented until the students
leave Ford Hall.

-Daily-Peter Dryfuss tn attheq uicx aemiseof Xriarrisn in ori ce was att riu1I T : Strom Thurmond warned a
his aunt's dancing with the president. "We denied this," Lang meager audience of disinterested
Il an said, "but ever since members of our clan has been a persona students of the drive toward in-
..non grata at the inaugurations." ternational Communism last night
This was corny, but what else could we expect from a man at Hill Aud. dd
who dressed as Uncle Sam? Anyway the orange balloons fell address when a heckler dressed in
after his speech to herald the address by Residential College a sheet with a white pointed hat'
Dean James Robertson. Robertson recited a poem given him rudely interrupted the senator
by an "engin school type," concerning the future of the from South Carolina.
nation," The audience impatiently tole-
rated the momentary disturbance,
However his parable in verse was paled by the legend of but as Thurmond continued his
.er eaSnowr (pronounced snore) White and the Seven Dwarves address, the audience began to
recited by the ambassador from Pepperland, Peter Jepson, ' wish that the lone heckler would
spectre of a violent power college sophomore. Jepson, heralded as an RC spokesman return, if only for his entertain-
ment, value.
ts arose yesterday as police before the University Regents, concluded that "Like Snowr Thurmond's addrss, entitled
lanning revenge for the fatal White, America has its dwarves too." "Thoughts on the Nixon Adminis-
leaders. "Yet at matters politic, it still is very evident, I am the tration." only happened to touch
the home of one of the shoot- very model of a modern U.S. President," he added. upon the name Nixon once, and
from the University of Cali- A less optimistic, more serious note was sounded by the then only in indirect reference.
netse5 r ihe o~lk lebr-f h'The balautce .of. his .speech. was a,
e two Negroes were shot at the next peaker,~ Michael Modelsya member of"the'Young cautiously read discussion of the
eting concerned a proposed Americans for Freedom, who later received the Che Guevara constitutional separation of pow-
Bearded Radical Award. "Unlike some of the other speakers ers, followed by a semi-lively an-
Officers said they seized 14 here tonight, I think this is a serious occasion. Think about alysis of the role of United States'
guns-an M-1 Garand rifle, sev- America. I think this is fun." nuclear might in the fight against
Communist world domination.
eral shotguns and handguns-a After Modelsky spoke, there followed the usual series of Perhaps the most interesting
homemade bomb and hundreds of squirt gun fights and cap pistol explosions. But the highlight facet of his speech was the sug-
rounds of ammunition.;
"They had the guns and am- of the evening was the appearance of Carl Sandbug, who pre- gestion that he had much inz
munition and were embarking sented poetry to his "fellow Albanians, Mr. Vice President, cooani sonthe students ho,
somewhere," said Det. Lt. Arthur vice squad, fat men." "I think that I shall never see, a Dick so centration of centralized power
Logue. He said those arrested were lovely as my President," he said. But Thurmond left many doubts
Panthers or friends of the victims ----- - --- - - -'
apparently planning revenge.
One was carrying blasting pow- orgnize c asdpiu
Another, a woman, was believed to
be the wife of one of the victims.
The group was arrested on sus-
picion of conspiracy to commit as- or college of African studes
sault with a deadly weapon and
conspiracy to possess illegal wea-
pons. None was charged with the By ROGER RAPOPORT 12th Street ghetto where the 1967 in Black College courses. Already
killings. Editor 1967-1968 Detroit riots began. the economics, social work, andl
They were among 17 persons DETROIT (CPS)-Ozell Bonds Black students at Wayne are education faculty have tentatively
questioned at the home of John walked into Room 2 of the Wayne busy mapping a new black college agreed to push the black courses.
Jerome Huggings, 23, an area cap- State University Education Build- that will offer a full four-year We think courses on black cul-j
tain for the Black Panthers. Five ing looking much like any other curriculum as well as courses for ture will be a real asset to future
of the 17 were released. student. But instead of heading for students and faculty from other teachers working in the ghetto,"
" h di h .i.tthn l departments. says Peaks.

contemplated a possible left-right can win the war without further States military posture was heavi-
coalition based on mutual dislike escalation," but added that "we ly supported by statistics about
of impersonal big government. must make the Communists un- nuclear power.
Civil libertarians would find ,derstand that we are determined "We cannot, like the last ad-
Thurmond 's support of wire tap-I not to allow a coalition govern-!..
ping "at theudescretion of the ment in Vietnam, that we are ministration, be satisfied with nu
judge" to be too far afield of ready to close the Ho Chi Minh clear parity. In 1960, the United
their conception 'of freedom under trail through Cambodia, that we States had a 7 to 1 superiority in
local authority., will stop supplies coming from deliverable megatonage. This year,
Is like manner. 'hurrond's, China, and that we will block the the. Soviets have equaled our de-
views on the ideal American mili- Port of Haiphong." liverable megatonage capacity."
tary posture would seem, in the "But remember that this war is By this time, boredom had caus-
_ being run from Moscow. The war'ted audience esprit to degenerate
will be stopped any time that Mos- into ironic applause at the mere
cow gives the word, and not be- mention of a statistic. A question-
a fore." er asked why deliverable megaton-
"We are still in this war be- age was important at a time when
cause we do not understand the there is enough megatonage in the
end, to contradict a philosophy of nature of Communism." Thur- world today to more than destroy
self-determination a in o n g local ' mond said. everyone on earth.
groups. "The Soviets are fighting this Thurmond answered that the
On Vietnam, for instance, Thur- war with only $3 billion per year, Soviets are capable of building a
mond ,tvoiced.support of the a d they're not even using their 50 megaton bomb which could dis-
Thieu-Ky government, and chas- own men to fight it. Meanwhile, al mrcnrtla~ypwr
tized officials in the United States we have lost over 7,000 men in a Only by attaining superiority can
who would take exception to their holding action since the peace
we guard against this threat.

policies. talks in Paris began."
"We should not make the same
mistake we made with the Diem
regime, Thurmond said. "Diem
was a strong and compassionate
leader," he added.
The question on self-determi-t
nation and dictators reappeared
the ueston ad anwersession
when Thurmond was asked about An ad hoc committee of t h e
United States intervention in be- Washtenaw County Board of Sup-
half of and in support of military ervisors willmeet tomorrow morn-
dictators. ing to discuss policies concerning
Thurmond answered that .nili- county welfare and social service
tary dictators did not seek to hold programs.
power more than temporarily - The meeting will give the super-
and when a country is threatened .sTh a cmett prbe the sr
by Communism, military dictator- vsos befaochtce itrorobe s thed -
ship is the lesser evil. uled meeting Tuesday s
"I don't like dictators," Thur- u1dmeigTedy
mond said, "but Itprefer a tem- Supervisor Donald M. Edmonds
porary dictator to a Communist of Ypsilanti, sparked the meeting
regime in which I would be de- last week when he told the sup-
nied ownership, denied the right ervisors he would outline examples
to select my own occupation, and of deficient -and unwise adminis-
- not even able to live where I want tration in the programs at the
to:" Tuesday meeting.
Thurmond's apprehension con- Edmonds also said he wanted to
cerning impending Communist establish the facts concerning
ttakeover in the wake of lessening what types of information on wel-
American vigilance became a con- fare recipients is available to the
e stant cadence throughout his ad- Supervisors. He and Albert Brose,
tdress, and finally caused virtually county welfare director, have dif-
; every issue back to the question of fered on what information was
s Communism. confidential and what was open
On a solution to the Vietnam to the supervisors, he said.

But, another questioner observ-
ed, such a super bomb would have
no effect on United States nuclear
subs which could always launch
"The Soviets are rapidly gaining
in the area of nuclear subs .
Thurmond answered.
Thurmond's view of the Soviet
Union as author and prime mover
behind a program for world corn-
imunization leads naturally to-
sward military-oriented policies,
,such as establishment of the anti-
.ballistic missile system, and de-
Jay of the nuclear arms limitation
treaty, which Thurmond supports.
Thurmond's conception of mon-
'olithic Communism certainly lim-
its his views of international situ-
ations, and it also works to lessen
,his effectiveness before college
Thurmond caine to Hill Aud. not
<to convince, but to mechanically
,profess his views before the
tmeager and already cynical audi-
ence. No exchange took place.
;Thurmond and his audience were
faced off in a dogged ideological
,standoff before he had spoken a

Huggings and Alpentice Bun-
chy" Carter. 26, deputy minister
of defense for the Panthers, were
slain Friday, touching off panic
in Cambell Hall. The hall had
been selected as the site for a
proposed Afro-American center.
"We don't know at what dis-
tance the shots were fired," said
police Lt. Robert Madlock. "We
don't know how many shots were
Police gave two possible mo-
tives for the slayings: a struggle
for the vacant presidency of the
Black Students Union and dis-
agreement over who should head
the black studies program.
SHarris att
Democratic Mayoral Candidate
Pnh~i H Xric ntta~kcdFri-

a seat, he strode up to the poa um
and put down his lecture notes.
Dressed in levis, turtleneck, socks
and tennis shoes, all black, he
looked down through his sun-
glasses at a classroom full of ed-
ucation school professors-men
and women more than twice this
Ozell's lecture was one of sev-
eral being offered by members of
the Wayne Association of Black
Students (ABS) in a course on
"Black Social Thought" for Ed-
ucation faculty members. It is all
part of . a burgeoning, yet peace-
ful, black movement on this cam-
pus just a few blocks from the
icks city'S
ri.e to poor
this case at the expense of the

The Wayne developments, which
are moving ahead with moral and
financial support from the cam-
pus administration, have turned
many conventional educational
concepts inside out. Perhaps most
important is the idea that stu-
dents have as much, if not more,
to contribute to the educational
process than teachers. Not only
can students skillfully organize
new curriculum by themselves-
they can also teach it impressively.
Lonie Davis, head of the ABS'
at Wayne, points out that the
syllabus for the "Black Social
Thought" course offered a read-
ing list of no less than 45 books
(from Baldwin to DuBois). Some
faculty were so astounded by the
reading list, they almost droppedj
the course.
The students have had two-hour;
weekly sessions on topics like
"Who is the Black Man," "Who is
the White Man to Us," "Black
Music," and "Third World Rev-
olution." A discussion of "White!
Woman, Black Man" was con-
sidered by class members to be so
provocative that it was carried
over to a second session.
The ABS is currently planning
to open its Black College in Sep-;
tember. The group has already;
won $34,000 from the Catholic
Church and is working on the
1 - Vii nininfnr, +- m,- an A+tinnI

So far the administration has
been cooperative in working out
class space for the new school:
"Whenever they balk at one of our
proposals," says Peaks, "We just
say, 'Now look, you guys just had
a riot here and none of us wants
a new one, do we?'"

Blacks hit youth theater proposal

When the Ann Arbor Human Relations
Commission decided to give $10,000 for a
black theater group, they found their
greatest resistance where they least ex-
pected it. For the program has been crit-
icized not by the white taxpayers but by
members of the black community.
The program, which would recruit its
performing members from black youths in
the Ann Arbor community, is aimed at
making blacks "culturally aware" of their
heritage, explained Charles Thomas, one
of the directors of the program.
However, since the Black Theater would
involve an allocation that could be used for
other programs, several black civic leaders
have questioned the city's choice of prior-
ities. And the issue has become one of
rieterminina what thr hlck ecmminity

restless young blacks and ghetto dropouts.
"kids from Ann Arbor High and kids from
the streets," Thomas said.
"Black kids turn off from school because
it is a white cultural institution aspiring
to white cultural values. Black Theatre is
a chance to begin the building of black
cultural values."
The theater proposal was originally sub-
mited to the city by Iwo professional thea-
ter producers and actors, Donald Harms
and Phil Stamps. The company plans to
perform seven plays in 1969 and would con-
centrate especially on the works of black
The three directors and the youth per-
formers would be paid from the $10,000
appropriation which would finance the
program until June 30. Should the pro-
,rram nrove successful. the city has prom-

However, Jesse Hill, vice-president of
the Ann Arbor NAACP argues that these
"cultural" goals are a "luxury the black
community cannot afford at this time. At
this time, other programs require attention
and respurces."
These objections, Thomas finds lament-
able. "The NAACP membership card men-
tions cultural development as one of its
goals-so what is culture? If we want to
have a generation of black kids in twenty
years who can relate to their world, we
have to start now."
In face of these criticisms, several mem-
bers of the community who are concerned
over the program met to see whether
"more definite commitments from the
community indicating interest" could be
generated, Hill said.
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Abramrepetedl saidhe wuldRobert j. tarris aLLue i_;ut~~°.
Abram repeatedly said he would day the inability of City Hall to "Ann Arbor's tax policy c o n-
not use force to evacuate the meet the demand for what he i sists of hoping for the best and
building, fearing a forceful re- called "real equal opportunity." raising the millage," he said.
moval would leave "a residue of -"We're immature in the way we'
anger and bitterness which would "The rapport between City Hall;seek grants: worse in the way we
affect the community." and the black population here is administer them."
On Jan. 10, however, he said bad and grows worse," the Uni- Harris said he views Ann Ar-3
the students had been suspended rsity law professor told t h e bor as a city where with an un-
.f'i' fV a c fR t .fWashtenawmCountyandDesamocratic usual combination of human and

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