POLITICS AND PROTEST:
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Vol. LXXIX, No. 126
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 28, 1969
ONE DEAD, MANY INJURED:
touches off violence-
ROME (3) -Italian Communist ning battles through the heart of the U.S. presence in Vietnam. the
demonstrators led the first serious the city. Greek junta and "American im-
disorders of President Nixon's The wail of sirens could be perialism."
European fence-mending mission heard in the conference room of Milan and Naples also were hit
yesterday with riots that left one the Quirinal Palace where Nixon by student-worker demonstrations
dead and scores injured, met with Italian President Sara- against Nixon, and Communists
The violence erupted after the gat. claimed that anti-Nixon outbreaks
President, heartened by a rousing Just two blocks away, thousands occurred in Pisa, Foggia, Matera,
sendoff in West Berlin, had been of students, shouting "Nixon go Ravenna and Massa Lombarda.
hailed by welcoming crowds in the home!" and "Mao, Mao, Mao Tse- The student who died in Rome
Italian capital. tung!" hurled stones and fire- was Domenico Congelo, 24, an ed-
At least 35 policemen were in- crackers and jabbed police with ucation major. He fell from an
jured, scores of students bloodied pointed sticks. upper story window of the Uni-
versity of Rome Teachers College,
and 139 rioters arrested after run- The students lambasted NATO, whih wa occe by legit
fwhich was occupied by leftists
and besieged by rightists.
Fellow students were soon talk-
.,ir of Congelo as a martyr for
SOr I egra dsthe ir cause.
The scene was in stark contrast
to one earlier in the day when a
" crowd of cheering Romans sur -
rounded Nixon after his jet landed
at Ciampino Airport and hoisted
the President to their shoulders.
,3y RICK PERLOFF Hundreds of thousands of citi-
zens had cheered Nixon in Berlin
The chairman of the sociology department curriculum where he reaffirmed the U.S.
committee last night agreed to call a special committee meet- commitment to defend that iso-
ing Sunday in response to student demands for parity on lated sector.
the department's executive committee. Paraphrasing President John F.
The undergraduate sociology union has been granted Kennedy's 1963 "I am a Berliner"
three voting members on the six-man curriculum committee speech, Nixon said: "In the sense*
- that the people of Berlin stand for
However, the curriculum committee is only an advisory body freedom and peace, all the people
to the department's decision-making executive committee. of the world who want freedom'
Members of the student union are truly Berliners,"
last night unanimously voted to The Rome demonstration began
ask the curriculum committee to in Piazza Esedra near the main
meet Sunday to pass on their de- train station. A hodgepodge of
mands for parity to the executive students, workers and organizers
committee. from the Communist Party and its
u- However, curriculum committee ally, the Proletarian Socialist
vX Le U Ie chairman Prof. David Segal said Party-about 5,000 in all-massed'
yesterday he does not favor un- with plans still indefinite.
dergraduate representation on the The demonstration suddenly got
executive committee. "As it stands off the ground when two jeeps
now, I would not recommend their filled with helmeted Carabinieri
proposal to the executive commit- came barrelling at the demonstra-
By SAM DAMREN tee," he said. tors, scattering them.
The Eastern Michigan Univer- Karen Schwab, a member of That galvanized what had been!
sity Faculty Council has set a vote j the union, responded to Segal's a formless and unaroused gather-
of the entire faculty next week on 1 comment saying, "I think it is un- ing.
a proposal criticizing administra- fortunate that the curriculum Italian workers and students,
tion handling of recent demon- committee, which is supposed to joined by students from the Con-
strations. be a forum for student opinions, go, Guinea and Somali and a doz-
The proposal was originally pre- appears unresponsive to our de- en Arabs who said they represent-
Rome police arrest a bloody dcne
LEADER ARRESTED, BEATEN:
New clash at .
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
Student Government Council last night placed a refer-
endum on abolition of the language requirement on the ballot
for the March 18-19 election.
The faculty meets Monday to debate the highly-contested
However, the literary college's key curriculum committee
has already recommended only a change in the requirement
to allow substitution of sequences in selected non-language
SGC last night asked the faculty to ignore the com-
mittee report and "accede to the mandate of the student
body, which is to abolish the
Council members said they set
the referendum because they fear
the faculty will not end the re-
quirement at Monday's meeting.I
At-large member Mark Rosen-
baum, who co-sponsored the re-
- Associated Pres ferendum proposal, predicted the oo
O trt student body "will recognize their h i i
stake in this decision and over-
whelmingly support abolition of
the requirement." By LANIE LIPPINCOTT
Last night Interfraternity Coun- The Fraternity Representatives
cil added its support for abolition. Assembly FERA), speaking for In-
Although only the literary col- terfraternity Council, last night
lege requirement is under consi- gave unanimous support to the
deration, students in all schoolsg a no u ageprequirth
and colleges will be asked to vote ents. language require-
today, Monday and Tuesday to Hoever, ballots marked by stu- In another motion the FRA as
ease tension and discuss black pro-: Hwever, llt mae b t a body endorsed the rent strike,
posals. He had originally suggested dents in the literary college will be
some dates next week, but was counted separately. Thus, the col- FRA could not endorse the rent
"convinced" by the students to lege's faculty will be presented strike for the IFC because its
start the class-halt today, with the opinion of the students function in IFC is to deal with ex-
In Newark, black students va- in their school. ternal affairs.
cated Conklin Hall yesterday A motion to restrict the referen- Fraternity Presidents Assembly
morning, as university President dum to students in the literary is expected to vote on the rent
Mason Gross signed an agreement college was overwhelmingly de- strike next week, said IFC presi-
which substantially granted the feated. dent Gates Moss.
Black Organization of Students' Council President Michael Koe- Ron Natale, external vice presi-
(BOS) demands. The agreement neke said the curriculum commit- dent of the IFC presented the mo-
calls for: tee has ignored "the large mass of tion to abolish language require-
-Two admissions officers ac- student opinion in its delibera- ments saying "They are not ef-
cused of racism to be shifted to tions," and urged the faculty to fective or educationally valuable."
the admissions staff of the profes- accept the outcome of the referen- The two-point motion on Ian-.
sional school immediately. dum guage said:
A minority report of the com-
-All freshman applications to mittee, which will also be con- -"two year language require-
be decided on an individual basis, sidered by the faculty, recom- ments do not contribute to know-
as opposed to a set criteria of col- mends replacing the present lan- ing or understanding a foreign cul-
lege boaid score, high school guage requirement with an en- ture or mastering a communication
r'ank, etc. trance requirement. art";
-A black officer in the dean SGC Executive Vice President -"students should share in the
of students office, to be approved Bob Neff called the minority re- decisions of University require-
by BOS. ' port "horrendous." ments."
A black recruiter for the ad- "A referendum will allow the Natale, as he presented his mo-
missions office, to be approved by students to express their dissatis- tion, said "It is ironic that when
BOS. See SGC, Page 8 people in fraternities are most
Faculty at Newark were some- active on campus, IFC has been
what angered that they were not " the most inert and conservative
consulted on the final agreement. ro t O s bodyon campus." He said the aim
Traveling downstate to Camden of FRA is to change the role of
College Press Service
Despite a driving rain, student
strikers and police confronted
each other at the University of
California at Berkeley yesterday
for the first time since last week's
full scale battles.
The strikers marched through
campus buildings and surrounding
city streets, breaking at least 50
There were almost as many
police on canipus as demonstra-
tors -- about 200. Police made 12
arrests and beat at least two per-
One arrested strike leader, Ysi-
dro Macias, was beaten uncon-
scious and hospitalized with severe
head injuries. The police broke up
several attempts by strikers to
block the main campus entrances.
riving the demonstrators into the
Chancellor Roger Heyns said
the strike "has turned into a
street war of violence and des-
truction" and that he would not
meet again with leaders of the
Third World Liberation Front "un-
til conditions are altered."
Heyns was to have met with the
strike leaders at 2 p.m. but called
off the meeting when chunks of
concrete were thrown through two
windows in his office.
Meanwhile settlements w e r e
reached yesterday at three cam-
puses of Rutgers University, the
New Jersey state college system.
At the main campus in New
Brunswick, dean of the college
Arnold Grobman met with blacks
and agreed to call off classes for
sented Wednesday td the council, mands for giving students a great-
which consists of the chairmen of er voice in deciding the course of
EMU's 17 departments. their educations."
However, council c h a ir m a n The union will meet March 13}
Omar Robbins explained yesterday to decide what action to take in;
that the chairmen declined a vote response to Sunday's meeting.
on the proposal because they did The union also demanded last
not believe they could speak for night that the curriculum commit-
their departments on this issue. tee recommend to the executivej
The entire faculty will meet to committee a proposal to restruc-
vote next Wednesday. ture the deparment's method of
The proposal, suggested by Prof. making tenure decisions.
Larry Hockman, calls for: The proposal, first presented by
-amnesty for 14 students ar- the Sociology Graduate Student'
rested during last week's demon- Association Wednesday, calls for
strations; establishment of separate student
--criticism of the administra- and faculty committees whichI
tion's use of police without con- would 'both make tenure recom-
sulting the. faculty; mendations.
-acknowledgelnent of. black de- The student committee wouldbe
mands.° composed of both graduate and
Black. students have set 11 de- undergraduate students.
mands, including tuition based on: If the proposed student and fac-:
family income, a black studies pro- ulty committees disagreed, the de-4
gram, a black dormitory, appoint- cision would be made by a joints
ment of a black vice president for committee composed by an equal
minority affairs, and establish- number of students and faculty.
ment of Martin Luther King and The students are also pressing
Malcolm X scholarship funds. for curriculum changes such as
The EMU campus was quiet yes- expanding the number of inde-
terday as black students called off pendent study courses, changing
class boycotts and picketing. the department's emphasis on
EMU President Harold Sponberg methodology, and reduction in the;
will meet with black leaders today requirements for a s o c i o 1 o g yj
in closed session, major.
Gover-n ors defea
ed Al Fath guerrillas, began
marching toward the Quirinale
Palace. That is where Nixon m e t
Two hundred carabinieri sitting
in 14 jeeps stopped the march.
By JUDY SARASOHN
Rent strikers didn't expect land-
lords to be friendly about with-
holding rent payments, and their
expectations apparently were ac-
claim heat cut
So. Miss Lewis got a friend to Abbott reportedly had to make
climb down through a window, two calls to get the furnace going.
where he found that the door to Mrs. Karow says she was told the
the basement through her apart- furnace was completely out of oil:
ment had been bolted shut from and that it was necessary to re-:
the inside. light the pilot.
Residents of 549 Packar'd, an Heasfonthfuacws The $45 oil delivery and service Wednesday. President Gross and 1
H e a l s o a a v h r f o u n d t h e f u r n a c e w a s ,k t e u i v r i y s D a n o t d n
old, large house managed by Ar-; not working. chre'ilbeutdfo e teuiest' eno tdn e lt iaect
bor Management, have charged; rent in escrow, Mrs. Karow says. Affairs Earl Clifford met w ith
their landlord, Edward Kloian, Miss Lewis says they tried the The Karows had also joined the black students and agreed to 16 of
turned their heat off because they restart button, but it didn't work, their 24 demands.
tundterha f eas hyIrent strike. day for 40 of the 150 stud(
joined the rent strike, so they called Abbott Oil Co. dyefareste drn thd
According to both the Karows' Grosstalso said that as top ad- were arrested during th
Kloian was unavailable for coin- Other tenants in the house, and Lewis' leases, the lessor, Klo- ministrator he would not tolerate protests last fall.
mnent all day yesterday. Thomas and Naomi Karow, opened ;.'rcs y n rfssro d ir
ian, is responsible for the heating. racism by any professor of admin- District Court Judge S.
One of the tenants, Virginia an account with Abbott to get 1I istrator. He added that he himselforeda45ayxtni
Lewis, returned from work and some oil into the furnace. They The three tenants and a mem-t ordered a 45-day extensio
found her apartment unusually could not find out what oil com-I ber of the rent strike steering would initiate proceedings against recommendation of probe
fon eraaten nsalyIIany university employe guilty of}fieRoRner"TeP
cold. When she tried to check the ; pany had the original account. committee, David Goldstein, in- fier Ron Rinker. "The pt
furnace she found both doors to Jay Huntington, head of Abbott D rtmenat of Bulding an deSci racisf- e University of Wisconsin restedsaddtional tie I
the basement locked. 'Oil, said he did not have the ear-DeatetoBuligadSf- AthUnvrtyfWscsn rseddiinltmei
She says at least one of the I ser account and opened one with ty Engineering that the heat had militant student proteste's smash- to pay their fines and cou
ooshas be st broen andunf the arons baue "ee only inh been turned off. ed windows, overturned chairs and said Rinker
doors has 'been broken and un- the Karows because "we're only in disrupted classes in five buildings. He explained that thec
locked until very recently. the business to sell oil." Lloyd said he is investigating The outbreak began after a not legally discharge an
noon rally called the assess pro- til his sentence is fulf
RESOLUTIONcBesidestsnvestigatingothergress of a student movement for either by paying the fin
the university to accept black stu- serving the alternate sen
the tenants ought to speak with dent demands. About 300 students seven days in jail or on
Kloian about the furnace running attended. The demands include gang.
.1 1.. out of fuel. an autonomous black studies de- The 40 students have
However, Miss Lewis and the partment. paid their fines and cour
Karows say that after informing:i
Kloian that they were striking
that the Reagan res- conference by President Nixon, indicated and withholding their rent pay-
like a "hot potato." the investigation suggested by Reagan is cmnts, Kloir service and that he I ne
'nor's move did cause not necessary because the justice department could not be responsible if he heat
1g governors who in- "presumably in the FBI" already conducts went offt b
should have control such a probe. The tenants also say the heat-sou n d s, 1*e
Agnew said there is no dispute, between ing in the building was not started
liken and Massachu- the academic community and the govern- until the middle of last November.
ent appeared at Rea- ment over educators' handling campus af- even though they complained By RON LANDSMAN LeVeque began the me
e, tempering the at- fairs. As governor of Maryland, Agnew sent about it to Kloian repeatedly. Managing Editor spoke to the faculty, but3
Reagan~s reactionary state police last year to the Bowie State 1 Goldstein says it is a violation The mathematics department a chairman protempore, P
of the city housing code if the faculty met last night to discuss fred Kaplan, was chosen.
n on the
ne or by
Bob Hirshon, '70, proposed> the
motion to support the Rent Strike,
The motion states.
- "the realtors, property man-
agers, and landlords of Ann Ar-
bor charge students in general and
fraternity,members in particular
- "these individuals are indiv-
idually and in combination con-
spiring to control the rate of rent-
- "these individuals place
onerous conditions in their lease
agreements about which the stu-
dent has no power to bargain."
"Therefore, the rent strike and
Tenant's Union receive the com-
plete support and encouragement"
of the FRA, the motion said. The
resolution also encourages all fra-
ternity men "to join the r e n t
strike and seek a redress of griev-
WASHINGTON (CPS)-California's Ron-
ald Reagan yesterday called for a federal
investigation into campus disorders, but
other state governors here for their na-
tional conference declined to back him.
Reagan's resolution, announced at a
morning press conference, called for the
governors to urge the President and the
4 justice department to investigate the possi-
bility of a conspiracy in disruptive campus
But the governors defeated the resolution
after a discussion which included arguments
concerning states rights and academic free-
Instead the group passed a statement
adopted earlier by the conference's execu-
tive committee that "extends its full sup-
port to the President . . . relative to the
preservation and advancement of higher
education, which is being jeopardized on
many ... campuses.".
Williams said latert
olution was "dropped"
The California gover
some scrambling amon
sist that educatorss
over their affairs.
Gov. William G. Mil
sett's Francis W. Sarg
gan's press conference
mosphere charged byl
Both declined to give
to Reagan, and stressed
sent should not be di
hesitated to endorsea
Asked about the St
vestigation of state un
have said to the legisl
proceed very cautiousl
sponsibility of handlin
eting and executive committee and the rest
left after of the faculty.
Prof. Wil- "There may be real progress,"
Halpern said Prof. Jack Goldberg. "I'm
e unqualified support
d that legitimate dis-
a federal probe.
ate Legislature's in-
iversities, he said, "I
ators that they must
y," we already have
s with primary re-
g (schools') internal
College campus to put down black student
Reagan's resolution also said "There is
growing evidence of nationwide coopera-
tion in the planning, the nature, the timing.
and the leadership in campus disruptions."
It is not the purpose of campuses "to
serve as staging grounds or practice fields
for insurrection, rebellion, and anarchy," he
The investigation would have sought to
heating faciilties are not in good some rather harsh conflicts be- also did not attend. very optimistic because of the dis-
working order. It does not matter tween the chairman and younger In his speech to- the faculty, Le- cussion at the meeting. People in
if the tenant is striking, he says, faculty members and emerged Veque said specifically that he did the power structure were listening
so long as there are people living with a feeling of "good will." not consider the call for repeal a to ideas from the rest of the
in the building. The reason for the turnabout "vote of confidence." However, in faculty."
In this case, he notes, there are seemed to lie in the opening of the letter to the faculty which Prof. Frank Raymond, a mem-
also other people in the building lines of communication faculty called the meeting, and again last ber of the executive committee,
who are not withholding rent. The members said occurred last night. night, LeVeque said the motion agreed. "It was a frank and open
furnace the Karows are now serv- The meeting had originally been was one he "could not live with." discussion of positions," he said.
icing served the entire house. called by the chairman, Prof. Wil- Despite LeVeque's protests that "There will definitely be more
This is not the only apartment liam LeVeque, and the executive it was not a vote of confidence, communication in the department
of Kloian that has had trouble committee to consider rescinding one faculty member said after the as a result of this meeting."
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