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Vol. LXXIX, No. 121

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 22, 1969

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'Dionysus'

Eastern denies
amnesty; blacks

Mild reprimand emerges
from stormy closed session
By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
The Regents yesterday issued a mild statement concern-
ing the Jan. 26 performance of the controversial play
"Dionysus in '69" in the Union Ballroom.
They cited "substantial public criticism of the Univer-
sty," and said there was "minimal value attached to the per-
formance as measured against the loss of good will which the
University suffered."dh
"The Regents therefore request that, in the future, cam-
pus groups give more careful consideration to the contribu-
tion which invited guests and performers can make to the
state," the statement concluded.
Following the production of the play, Ann Arbor police
arrested its 10-man cast and charged them with indecent
-~ ----- --' exosue.The, players had
4 -rr- ;.performed two scenes of the

boycott

classes

Ixeiiey
to review
inj1unction

play in the nude.
A pre-trial examination was set
for March 12.
The statement was drafted at a
stormy closed meeting Thursday
night. Regent Gertrude Huebner!
(R-Bloomfield Hills) reported thatI
"the more conservative Regents"'
at first insisted on taking a
stronger stand, possibly including
a censure of President Robben W,":

New UAC officers

The University Activities Center yesterday announced the selection
year. From left to right are administrative vice president George La
co-ordina.tina vice prespident Susan Friedman.andexectiive vice

ALLENDALE, Mich. (M-Grand !Fleming for his handling of the _______-
Valley State College and Ottawa matter.
Cont athriie hveagee t'In January, Fleming chose not NO 'OFFICIAL SANCTION :
Counto thorities have aeedt take part in the decision as to
submit a dispute involving theI whether the performance should{
be cancelled.
freedom of speech and press to RoetNdelne D- /4ii4' 5 l e
the State Attorney General's of- Mrs. Huebner said she and Re-I
fice for an opinion. The dispute gent
stems from an injunction againstBhmnhar inl th yconvd
the student newspaper, the Lan- te others to accept the milder
thorn, which was temporarilya statement.
closed Dec. 3 for printing allegedly Ms. Huebner is a member of 0g
obscene words, the Board of Directors of the cab eo
League, which, along with the
The Attorney General's office Union board, decided to allow the
has been asked to- rule upon these presentation of Dionysus despite By JIM BEATTIE ity and leadersh
questions: the possibility of arrests, University officials yesterday stated.
-Did the injunction, served In another statement issued at denied charges by the Ann Arbor PBarbara Newel
without notice, violate the rights yesterday's monthly meeting, the Board of Realtors that the Uni- pledeter t
of either the students or the col- Regents reaffirmed "their unwill- versity has given "official sanc- sity had "no reset
lege to have prior notice and hear- ingness to accept or condone the tion" to an "illegal" rent-with- actions of the Te
ing? use of force or violence for the holding strike.atin fheT
achievement of changes within the ' ' The Union iss
-Was the padlock- injunction Univesit" The realtors had made t h e izat ion cis
against future unwritten issues of The Regents said they were charges in an article in the Board's dent organization
the Lanthorn a violation of the "grateful" that violence has been newsletter Thursday commenting versity will make
constitutional rights to freedom of absent from the University, and on the rent strike begun last week policies for it," s
the press of the students and the pledged to influence the faculty, by the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union. The realtors b
college? and administration "to listen to "(Officials of) the University of further charged
The fact that Bussard did not all points of view" and "to bring Michigan, by silence and inaction University has
cite the state's obscenity law in about change where it is needed." while their students are b e i n g lease forms the
asking for the injunction is ex- The Dionysus statement was urged to violate legal contracts, properties rented
pected to be argued also. See DIONYSUS, Page 8 1 are turning from their responsibil- comply with the

L UAU%,UL1VG VIUV },i

iesi
ren
ip role," they
1, Acting Vice
dent Affairs, re-
hat the Univer-
onsibility for the
nants' Union."
simply an organ-
s - a non-stu-
- and the Uni-
no change in its
he said.
oard of directors
that "Since the
in its approved
stipulation that
to students must
city code, a n d

By SAM DAMREN
Eastern Michigan University
officials denied amnesty yes-
terday to 14 students arrested jthh
h syduring an adminis-
'tration building lock-in and i
at a subsequent rally. :
The decision was announced at
the end of day-long negotiations
between President Harold Spon-
berg, school administrators, and
black student leaders.
Predominently b 1 a c k pickets {
numbering as high as 300, circled '
the administration building while
the negotiations were in progress.
The pickets boycotted classes to
honor the anniversary of the as-
sassination of Malcolm X, despite
an administration ruling declar-
n of newl officers for the coming ing classes would not be canceled
adner, president sally Stromberg, "anymore than they would be on
president Rick Bornstein. Ash Wednesday or any such holi~
day."
Administration sources said the:
boycott did not affect normal .
classroom attendance. Students
agr eed, in general.
' Director of Information Services
Ito # Curtis Stadtfeld claimed yesterday
that plainclothesmen were among
e a Thursday's lock-in.;
hstdentsc inwho attempted
The officers unlocked chains
the students placed across door-
ways, Stadtfeld said, stopping the'°
lock-in. He said they aidedin ar- Gov. Reagan emerges from meeting with regents
sine te mnagrs ustagre t reting the 11 students who re-
managers must agree to fused to leave the building when
negotiate with the University on ordered.
terms of student leases . . . the The meeting between black stu-
University has the power to cor- dents and university officials end-
rect alleged abuses in student ed abruptly when between 10 and
rentals."s20 black students left after being
"If there are in fact misrepre- told that those arrested Thursday
sentations and arbitrary withhold- would not be given amnesty.
ings of damage deposits, then the Stadtfeld claimed they left before
University has a clear responsibil- ! the university could explain its
ity and authority by terms of the position.s re
lase todeandneygotiations''"hEMUsi nauthorities said they pre.
ferred to remain the complaint-
The University replied in a re- ants in the charges, because it
lease issued by William L. Steude, would allow "the university to BERKELEY, Calif. (CPS)-The Regents of the University
University Director of Student- exert greater control over the ul- of California laid down a harsh set of rules and penalties
Community Relations. Steude said timate disposition of the cases, governing students involved in disruptions of campuses
the University had no such coer- and to seek a fair and favorable thrugou eststedy.
cive measures at its disposal. disposition. throughout the state yesterday.
"It is not true that property "If charges. were dropped at this The measures, passed with the support and urging of
managers must agree to negotiate time," said university officials, Gov. Ronald Reagan, and over the objections of liberal re-
with the University of Michigan "outside police agencies assured gents, came despite the calm behavior of students who only
on terms and conditions of student us that they would press charges. Thursday 'had clashed violently with police.
leases," the release said. However black students ion- The new, hard line rules order that whenever the gover-
tinued to claim the university had
Finally, the realtors charged See EMU, Page 8 nor declares a "state of emergency" on a college campus, as
that "the University's failure he has at Berkeley, campus
take action now to investigate .and administrators must:
make corrections if found neces-
sary is to say to this campus and o-place all students believed to
community that protest demon- have been involved in disruptions
stration is necessary in order to on immediate interim suspension,
' .7 Tbanning them entirely from the

Hart defends state college

probe,

backs use of Guard on campuses

M

By DAVE CHUDWIN doing. I don't think they'll ac- ? On the problem of university
Michigan's Democratic Senator complish much." defense research, Hart said, "I
Philip A. Hart said yesterday "you Hart failed to elaborate on the don't know what the answer is. If
can make a strong case" for le- difference between investigating I were a university administrator
gislative investigations of college "how that money is spent" and I would feel more comfortable
campuses. investigating student activities without research which is direct-
Speaking to about 100 students ly related to war."
at Alice Lloyd Hall, Hart ex- Answering an earlier question, When someone suggested a
plained, "The Legislature is send- .Hart said he was in favor of us- Kennedy-Hart ticket for the 1972
ing substantial millions of dol- ng National Guard troops on presidential election, Hart denied
lars here. It's not logical t h a t campuses if the college's plant any ambitions of higher political
agents of that body can't come on faced physical damage. ' office.
campus to see how that money is "There is an obligation on the E However he said, "In my book
spent." part of those who run universi- the next ticket will have a Ken-
Hart's remarks were made in ties to prevent their destription. I aedy on it. There has never been
repsonse to a question from a stu- would assume that if the alterna- a more competent Kennedy that I
1 dent about a State Senate investi- tive was the dismantling of build- have known than Ted."
gating committee established last ings on campus and use of t h e Hart reiterated his long-t i m e
month. However, he later told the Guard, I'd choose the Guard," he opposition to the proposed Sen- l
Daily, "I don't know what they're said. tinel anti-ballistic missile system
(ABM) "I am convinced , in its
.::. long a'spect that the ABM is the
Smost ~dangerous threat t ol
.. , ":..:..":.":;;:::.:. peace since W orld Wa II" h
S~ asserted.
He said that senators opposed
:.tar:he Mxwlhaed a diffi
". ;;:;.:, time stopping it because $400 mil-
.::.:.::"lion::has already been spent on,
_.:--;:. ~ ~~~~~ the;.:;.:;:. ;:::.:::::;;::,. :::;. AMand the Nixon admin-
s euitd.::istration :.has not reuitdit.
Hart indicated the draft should
~ ~.,... be reformed, possibly using a lt
ter Y plan, "With the commitments
k : we have it is unlikely that we will!
be able to drop the draft i h
next five years," he said. "The
........ ................. ...........: prudent course is to get rid of the
............................ gross inequities in the draft."
..... .: . .: ......
>r nr:.t: Hart said that he is unsympa-
tiF~ ...::::;:::::,:"< thetic to the idea of a professional
Sarmy. "I would hate to see the day
V." .~when one of the most highly in-
:~ ~ fluential political groups would be
a highly paid, professional mili-,
..........................' taiy," he explained,

large corporations on American
life is "enormous."
He pointed out that two-thirds
of the productive capacity of this
country is in the hands of only
200 corporations and that the
trend towards consolidation is
continuing.
"The Justice Dept. should take
on a large conglomerate and file
under the old Sherman Act," Hart
said. "If it can't move against
conglomerates with present legis-
lation the monkey will be on Con-
gress."
Hart began his talk, sponsored
by the Pilot Program, with a pre-
pared speech calling on young
people to "Be loud and vocal, but
also creative."
STU]
MSU M4
F~romn Wire Service Reports
EAST LANSING - A group
of students calling themselves
"The Movement" disrupted a
meeting of the Michigan State
University Board of Trustees
yesterday. They demanded that
the board immediately order the
reinstatement of assistant pro-
fessor Bertram Garskof who was
refused tenure by the psychology
department a month ago.
MSU President John Hannah
ordered the students to leave
the room if they couldn't be
quiet, Hannah explained that

r
i
q

get response to complaints."
The statement issued by Steude,I
however, replied that "the media-
I tion is not police power, and the'
University can neither force a
student to pay his rent nor forcej
a landlord to repair a code vio-t
lation."I
"Action in mediation has con-I
tinued and will continue, and this
is the only action in which the,
lease permits the University toz
take part." But the statement ex-i
plained further that the Univer-
sity's role as a mediator was care-,
fully defined. "The University isi
not involved unless it is requested$
to mediate a dispute," it said. I

IVil""Jast relations

By SUSAN ROTHSTEIN
A new course aimed at objective
appraisal and systematic study of
the explosive Middle East is now
being offered for credit by several
University departments.
Co-sponsored by the Center for,
Research on Conflict Resolution'
and the Ann Arbor College of Jew-
ish Studies, the "Interdisciplinary
Seminar in Jewish-Arab relations"
is being offered as a special read-
ing-and-research c o u r s e and
should appear this fall in the reg-
ular University course catalogue.

DENTS VS. TRUSTEES

Yeting disrupted

The seminar is being led by
Joseph Ben-Dak, a graduate re-
search sociologist formerly in
charge of Arab Affairs for the
Israeli Prime Minister's Office,
currently associated with the Con-
flict Resolution Center.
Ben-Dak stresses the course's
interdisciplinary approach. "Most
of the previous work done in this
area has either been biased or
confined to the narrow perspec-
tive of one academic discipline,"
he says.
"Our approach will be to ex-
amne studies made under various
disciplines-political science, psy -
chology, economics, sociology ar~d
linguistics-to synthesize them,
and to suggest how our conclu-
sions might be explored under
quantitative analysis, conflict
theory and other social science
disciplines.
''This examination will be the
work of the 'inexperienced' half of
the class. Actual systematic re-
search will be carried out by the
other half-advanced social sci-
ence students," he explains.
In addition to -readings, lec-
tures and discussions, the course
will include attempts at "game
simulation" of the conflict, and
presentations by visiting students,
professors and Arab and Israeli
officials. Special facilities includ-
ing documents, books and com-
puter aids will be available to
participants working on any rele-
vant research project.

campus and holding disciplinary
hearings on the accusations with-
in two weeks;
-suspend for at least one quar-
ter, dismiss, or. expel any student
found guilty of involvement in
the disturbances;
-take away all student finan-
cial aid from disrupters;
-ban the use of university fa-
cilities for organizing or carrying
out disruptions.
Reagan blamed the violence of
Wednesday and Thursday on the
university's permitting rallies on
the campus. While the university
actually approved no rallies, the
administration took no steps to
'break up those that were held.
He rejected the notion that ex-
tensive use of police had escalated
the violence and said "the alter-
native to risking escalation is to
surrender."'
An effort by the liberals to re-
move most of the strong portions
of the regents' proposal wap de-
feated ' by 12-11 vote. The final
proposal was passed 18-3 with two
abstentions.
One regent, William Roth, call-r
ed the regulations "a vote of no
confidence in the administration."
.Regent Frederick Dutton called it
"a tragedy" and said "we are con-
tinuing to throw kerosene on the
fires." He said Reagan's statement
that there are "hard core revo-
lutionaries" on the campuses
"harkens back to McCarthyism."
Strike leaders criticized the re-
gents for failing to discuss the
issues.

brought calls of "No, iNo"' from
the students. Hannah threaten-
ed to have the security guards
throw the students from the
meeting,
Only 10 persons showed up
later in the day when Andy Pyle,
student spokesman for "The
Movement" read a letter to the
Trustees, demanding that Gars-
kof be rehired with tenure and
full privileges, and that the
university "institute a policy of
open admissions for black and
white working class people.
During the course of demon-
strations in the last few weeks,

Stevens was authorized by the.
board to name a subcommittee
to do the "leg work" in the
search for a successor. He nam-
ed himself, Democrat Frank
Hartman and Republican Frank
Merriman. Stevens is a Dem-
ocrat.
Stevens emphasized that of-
ficial announcement of Han-
nah's departure is dependent on
confirmation of his appointment
by the U.S. Senate.
"No one is in and no one is
out," he said yesterday.

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