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Vol. LXXIX, No
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 14, 1969
By JUDY SARASOIIN
The Ann Arbor Tenants' Union last night announced the
immediate start of the rent strike with some 1500 tenants.
A poll of 642 tenants pledged to withhold rent showed
95 per cent willing to strike before the original goal of 2000
pledges was reached.
Of the 40 voting against an immediate strike, 37 tenants
reportedly said they would join the strike once there were'
2000 pledges. Three said they were dropping out of the strike
but didn't give reasons.
"We are very enthusiastic about the poll returns," said
David Shapiro, Grad, a member of the rent strike steering
committee. "The random selection of tenants that have
(recorded their opinion with'
By SAM DAMYREN.
At a Senate budget hearing yes-
terday in Lansing, University of-
ficials stressed that if the Un-
their organizers indicates that
the vast majority favors start-
ing the strike now."
The rent strike steering com-
nittee says it will have 2000
pledges to strike by this Saturday.
Barry Cohen, '70, a member of
the steering committee, said that
in the last two days "easily 200"
pledges have been turned in.
This brings the total number ofs
pledges to over 1500, Cohen said,
Although the rent strike began
officially last night,. the rent
strike steering committee has al-
go into fourt 'daV
By the College Press Service
Student protests all over the country escalated into tense
and sometimes bloody confrontations with police yesterday as
widesp'ead student unrest went into its fourth day.
At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, 900 National
guardsmen and police used tear gas and bayonets to try to
control' protesting students, with only moderate success.
The National Guard was moved onto campus Wednesday
when Madison police said they could no longer handle the
During the day about 5,000 students used "hit and run"
tactics against guardsment and police.
Using walkie-talkies; the student protesters kept law
enforcement officers on the run by disbanding whenever
police attempted to break up -
disruptive demonstrations and j #
then regrouping a few blocks
away. l h-
Later last night, some 7000 stu-
dents marched in a torchlightda
parade from the campus to the
state capitol and then back to
the univesity library.
Police and guardsmen were in -
tentionally absent from the torch-
light parade. They had previous-
ly located themselves within the Student Government Council
locked capitol building. last night debated a motion to
Following the return to the cam- rescind their ban on disruptive sit-
pus library, one protest leader ins.
called for a rally at 8:15 this Three weeks ago, SGC declined
morning. Calling the march a vie- to suspend their bylaws and sup-
tort, the student added,. "We were port a disruptive sit-in over lan-
together, and we gave the cops a guage and distribution require-
lot of hell. Tomorrow we'll give nents.
versity does not receive more state 1ready received
funds from appropriations it will be put into esc
be unable to maintain high levels David Goldst
of quality and productivity in the ber of the steer
coming years. that over $1,000
Vice President for State Rela- escrow and ap
tions and Planning Arthur .oss was turned in 1
said, "a strong University can Every month
take one or two years of a dry ant will give hi
spell, but you can't do that for the Tenants' U
many years withou't showing it." in escrow in a
Yesterday concluded the second Ten per ce
day. of hearings by the S e n a t e month's rent is
Appropriations Committee con- strike fund to
cerning the University's budget other expenses.
request. The Tenants
During the hearing, representa- the members o
tives of the engineering college Property Manag
and the Medical School present-
ed detailed explanations of their over the housir
present status and future plans. The landlords
Chairman of the committee elude Ann Arbt
Sen. Charles Zollar R-Benton Realty, Wilson-
Harbor) said the Legislature was deg. Manageme
planning to bolster engineering ciates. Campus
funds in the state either by en- bor Managemer
riching present schools or build- Inc., Dahlmann
ing new ones in response to a Post Realty, Ap
statewide demand for enin'eers. Misco Managen
He added that no decision will The tw ma
be reached on the University bud- strike are to ga
; ;et 'request until nine other state tion of the Tena
universities have been interview- landlords and t
ed. bargaining righ
Ross told the committee t h a t issues.
Gov. William Milliken's recon- Ann Arbor P
mendation of $67.2 million, which ;Association has
cut the University's budget re- the Tenants' Ur
quest by $8.7 million, is "riot the head of P
* fair," said last night
* He contended the University recognize the Te
produces 31 per cent of the high- "t's ridiculou
est education degrees in the state, any manageme
but would receive only 15 pei' cent country that w
of state higher education funds "tenants' union,"
under the governor's recommen- However, tha
dation. key to the rent
University officials said at the "Recognition
hearing that the federal govern- Union is non-n
ment allocates twice as much we're concerned
money to the University as it Grad, member o
does to any other universit in ing committee.
the state. not end until the
They said those additional recognized."
funds have been attracted by the In addition t
chigh caliber of the University . rent strike is al
President Robben Fleming --elimination
claimed the University was in posits, which
danger of losing these faculty been returned,
members if state funds were not Tenants' Union.:
See 'U' OFFICIALS, Page 10 See TENAN
rent payments to
ein, Grad, a mein-
ing committee, said
O has been put into
each striking ten-
is rent payment to
nion to be placed
ent of the first
s being put into a
cover legal and
Union is striking
of the Ann Arbor
"have tight con rol
s being struck in-
or Trust. Charter
-White, Inc., Wal-
nt, Summit Asso-
nt, Patrick Pulte,
nent, and B M R.
ajor goals of the
in formal recogni-
Cants' Union by the
to secure collective
ts overtall housing
s not recognized
nion. Patrick Pulte,
atrick Pulte, Inc.,
he would never
s. I don't know of
nt company in the
would recognize a
t recognition is a
of the Tenants'
egotiable as far as
." said Stu Katz.
f the strike steer-
"The strike will
e union is formally
o recognition, the
reductions in -ent:
of damage de-
usually have not
according to the
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National (;uar'dsmnhold.1back detnonstrators at the 1 niversity of Ifiscottlsit yesterdIay
PRELUDE To PEACE.
UNITED NATIONS /Pj --- The
United States, the Soviet Union,
Britain and France have been
meeting since Tuesday to discuss
how to promote a settlement in
the continuing Arab-Israeli dis-
pute, a well-placed source said
Intended as a prelude to later
four-power meetings, the present
talks are designed to reach some
agreement that will help Swedish
Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring,
U.N. special representative in the
The disturbances yesterday also
+ included the impeding of inter-
sections and throughfares. One
major intersection on campus was
blocked by demonstrators for a
time, and police had to use tear
gas to clear pickets from a major
roadcutting through the sprawl-
Middle. East, in his efforts to
bring about a settlement.
The talks reportedly began
Tuesday morning, the day after
the U.S. delegation received in-
structions on Washington's of-E
The source revealed that only
the United States had decided its
U.S. Ambassador Charles W.
Yost said that since Tuesday
morning, he had met separately
with delegates of the Soviet Un-
ion, France, Britain, Israel, Jor- France and UN Secretary-Gen- ago over a list of 13 demands made
dan and Egypt. eral U Thant have consistently by black students.
One diplomat explained that the
position allowed for a phased im-
plementation of the UN Security
Council's resolution of Nov. 22,
That resolution outlined steps
for settling the Arab-Israeli six-
day war of June, 1967, and set up
Jarring's mission to aid the war-
ring parties on how to act on the
advocated Big Four involvement At Duke University in Durham,
in reducing the tension in t h e N.C., a protest by blacks escalated
Middle East, but Russia and the into clashes between white stu-
United States have generally dents and police yesterday as at
adopted a cool, "hands-off" policy least 12 were injured, including
and avoided direct bilateral talks two policemen.
on-the issue. A sit-in by blacks that began
Meanwhile, Israel has warned early in the morning ended
Egypt it will not tolerate continu- around 6 p.m. when university of-
HF ends financial assistane
to segregfated (I sehools in Southl
ation of sniping incidents on the ! ficials informed them they would
Suez Canal, informed sources said be suspended from school and ar-
yesterday. rested as trespassers unless they
This appeared to underline fears vacated the. occupied administra-
by UN observers of yet another tion building.
outbreak of hostilities between The blacks left, but they and
Egypt and Israel along the canal, many more white students, who
The chief observer in the area, were outside the building prepar-
Lt. Gen. Odd Bull of Norway, "has ing to shield the protesteres from
expressed his concern and believes the police, remained around the
the situation to be serious," said a budn. sotda plc h
report to the UN Security Council. Students shouted at police who
The sources believed the Israelis stood guard around them.
dispatched a message to Cairo A smoke bomb thrown by a po-
through Bull. The gist of it was liceman was thrown back by a
said to be: "Stop the harassment student and the police then began
or there will be trouble."susing tear gas on thestudents.
"When you have a rule, you
don't suspend it for a particular
case, such as the sit-in," at-large
member Mark Rosenbaum ex-
plained. "The present motion is
over the validity of the rule it-
self, and is being dealt with sepa-
Rosenbaum, who initiated the
motion, felt that the rule put SOC
"in the untenable position of being
However, the limited opposition
to the motion was concerned with
SGC's appearing to sanction dis-
"Obstructing the use of one's
properties or those deeded for
one's use is illegal off the Uni-
versity campus," said at-large
member Roger Keats, "Since the
University is not a sanctuary--as
President Fleming has said-then
obstruction should be illegal on
the campus as well."
According to SGC President
Michael Koeneke, the most im-
portant issue in the debate con-
cerns Council's tenuous hold on
the power to regulate student
SGC President Michael Koeneke
expressed concern that such de-
partures from the traditional
norms of student behavior-such
as rescinding the rule against
disruption-would be "an invita-
tion for the faculty and. the ad-
ministration to take charge of
student conduct regulations,"
"Right now We have powers
which enable the student Judiciary
to determine the extend of any
reprisal against students for dis-
ruption," oeneke explained. "If
these powers fall into the hands
of non-students, the result may
be a confrontation similar to
those which have occurred at so
many other schools."
1B URBAN LERNER
Special to the Daily
WASHINGTON - Secretary of
Health, Education and Welfare
Robert Finch yesterday announced
the termination of federal assist-
ance to three southern school dis-
tricts for failure to comply with
the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Another southern district, Finch
said, presented an acceptable de-
segregation proposal. The last'
three of the seven districts for-
warded to the secretary last month
for termination decisions are still
Finch said two of the three dis- past guidelines are becoming ob-"
tricts cut off did not seek a re- solete.
He emphasized that the decision
to deny funds was made only after!
extensive efforts to reach other
"We're trying to give as detailed
a consideration as we possibly
can," Finch said. Full administra-
tive reviews-including efforts toj
obtain voluntary compliance and
technical assistance to school dis-'
stricts-are necessary, he argued,
because the situation in some dis-
tricts is changing so rapidly thatl
He cited guidelines requiring at
set percentage of Negro faculty
f mmh~~q What if v tvpv o rv
memersn,'. 'ITa you4 were, sayn \ O
irnem s. haL YOU e U) The0SuezCCanal has taken a
to this district 'We would like to The Sez nalhasMtae a
see you have 20 per cent Negro back seat in the Middle East
faculty?' Well, this is an area arena since Oct. 30, when an is-
where there was no Negro faculty raeli commando force plunged
because of segregation. All thesta deep into andEgypt to strike a'power
bright Negro faculty members have River Nile between the Aswan
long since gone either west or High Dlmbtnd C eAra
north where they can get some High Dam and Cairo.
deenrthhmoeney.Israel said the raid was in re-,
dAnd sonifyou siprisal for repeated Egyptian "ag-
"And so if you simply haul gressive acts" along the canal.
the first five people who come 1____..
At the University of Massachu-
setts in Amherst, Pres. John Le-
derle ordered state police to clear
a campus building of some 34
protesters sitting-in against DowI
Chemical Company recruiters on
Lederle, a former director of the
University's Institute for Public
Administration, said,' "We were
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many other schools."
- - ---along because that was an arbi-
1 trary percentage that was li d Hi
Schrade efsd'McCarthys ir, tit."ciihtory department
Under the decision, Greenwood
By FRANK CARTER that "we did achieve two imnpor- dependent basis minority groups Carolina, Emmet School District torltil on eollege wm(
Paul Schrade, national co-chair- tant committees at the con'en- such as the poor, blacks, and stu- V
13 Arkn~ and Ches..ter Cont
man of the New Democratic Coali-
tion, told a Trueblood Auditorium
audience last night the NDC would
carry on the spirit of the Kennedy
and McCarthy campaigns, to
"generate the spirit of radical
change in this country."
He described the NDC National
Steering Committee as "picking up
the ball from the Chicago conven-
tion in an effort to pull together
key people" in a movement for
"social change, peace and pro-
lie noted emphatically the need
tion," one to consider reform of
the delegate selection process
and another to reform the rules
and procedures for the next DeNio-
In a question session that fol-
lowed, Schrade admitted that
there were very few McCarthy sup-
porters on the delegate selection
committee which is headed by
George McGovern (D-S.D.)
Schrade noted that the "ney
issues to be grasped by the NDC
are the cold war and the armis
Short speeches -were also given
by Marvin Brown, vice-chairmanI
of the Michigan NDC; Robert
Harris, Democratic candidate for
mayor of Ann Arbor; and Prof.!
Arnold Kaufmann of the philoso-'
phy department, NDC national,
steering committee member.
Brown spoke confidently, notingr
that "the NDC repi'esents the fu-
ture Democratic party. I don't,
think there is any question about
Harris gave a few comments on
F3, Lir a sa s'ci, aL±JA.A l'..,O IAiy
Tennessee, will stop receiving fed-
eral assistance March 16. Clover
School District 2, South Carolina,
which forwarded an acceptable}
desegregation proposal, will con-
tinue to receive federal moneys.
Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights
Act bars federal funds to any
program or activity that discrim-t
inates on the basis of race, color,
creed or national origin.
Finch said the funds involvedE
would not be held in escrow for
the districts. He said the districtst
could become eliaible for federal!
By CHRIS STEELE p.m. in the fourth floor assembly
The history department will hall of the RackhamBuilding.
hold a forum today to discuss the Dan Feld, '69, a member ,of the
language requirement and other HSA steering committee, s a i d
college and departnental issuesr last night there were "specifically
Theform s oen o ll istrydepartmental problems". which
The forum is open to all history must be dealt with,
department faculty members, un- m
dergraduate history majors and "But, there are only so many
graduate students in history. things you can do as a depart-
Prof. John Bowditch, acting de- ment," he said, "We'll have to
Prof.mJnt Bodirmc, satin d- stalk about college-wide issues as
partment chairman, said it is ~ el.
"quite possible" the forum will, well.
take a stand on the language re- Feld said the question of lan-
uirem nt. guage requirements will come up.
ment, especially course accredi-
The course credit proposals in-
clude one from Prof. Bradford
Perkins, who recommended to the
department that all h i s t o r y
courses be given for four hours
credit instead of the usual three
for upper level courses.
The suggestion has been ap-
proved by the student steering
committee, but it will eventually
have to go through the literary
c o 11e g e curriculum committee,
where it may be modified.
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