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Partly cloudy, cool;
chance of snow tonight

Vol. LXXIX, No. 135

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, March 15, 1969

Ten Cents

Eight Pages










Final approval expected
for April 4th memorial













The University is expected to cancel all classes April 4
as part of a Martin Luther King Memorial Day, administra-
tion sources disclosed yesterday.
The date marks one year since the assassination of Rev.
Will Smith, assistant vice president for student services,
said plans for cancellation of classes are all but official.,
"Afternoon classes were going to be called off anyway

Nixon aul
to protect



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because its Good Friday,"l
Stephan s
offers to
Cut prices

he said. "Most likely we'll just
_ make it a whole day."
Final details of the memorial
services have not been worked out,
but it has been confirmed that
some sort of commemorative pro-
gram will be offered by the Uni-
versity in addition to -the dismis-
sal of classes.
The request for memorial day
activities was originally brought to
University President Robben
Fleming by the Black Student Un-
ion (BSU).
"Wpnrn d rithis to Plpi O

'41 ncilicc

vv roposea Ls To reming i
By JIM BEATTIE last January," said Ron Thomp- f 1
Haikaz Stephan, owner and son, BSU president.
UanaeroyfySterhay'sonereouth Thompson claims the Martin CHICAGO (A')- Repercus-
nsell his "patent medicines" for ten Luther King Memorial Day will be sions from demonstrations
per cent less than the average combined with a 'Human Rela- during last summer's D e m o-,
price of the same item at three by t Senate Advisor Cm tte ratic National Convention in
similar stores in the area.,{onhcUniversityl Affairs.t b
However, Michael Koeneke, SGC on University Affairs. both police and protesters.
president, said he didn't know The King memorial day coin-
whether the offer would in fact cides with a proposed nation-wide Yesterday, the city's police de-;
lower Stephan's prices signifi-I boycott of classes and war re- partment finally closed its investi-
cantly. search called by the Rev. Ralph gation into misconduct by police
"We need to obtain more In- Abernathy, head of the Southern during the convention. Forty-one
formation before respondiIg to Christian Leadership Conference men, none of higher rank than a
the proposal," he said. "But as (SCLC). .. sergeant, have been penalized as
far as we're concerned, the protest Abernathy succeeded King as a result of the inquiry.
is still on." head of the. SCLC following' the The other resigned from the
Stephan then granted represent- assassination in Memphis 1 a s t force during the investigation. Of
atives of Student Consumer Union year.
permission to make periodic spot Fleming said yesterday he was pended from duty for periods
checks on prices after the dele- not directly involved in the plan- ranging from two to 30 days.
gation informed him that no 1ning of the day of commemora- oe eresuofediss by our
tionpolicemen resulted in suspensions
agreement could ever be workable toiaonst3.dy it rcm
without concession. "Will Smith and William Cash of at least 30 days with a recom-
Stephan's offer was made at a (co-ordinator of human relations mendation for dismissal. Supt.
meeting with representatives of programs) are taking care of James B. Conlisk said they were
Panhel, S t u d e n t Government this," he said. They will take the chargea ist ahimpropler use of
Council, and the Student Consum- final plans to Fleming. foreagita g a
ers Union, all of which decided A number of problems still 4face News reporter.
Thursday night to stage a protest the proposal. Another was suspended for at
to stge aprotst th proosalleast 30 'days with a recommen-;
beginning M o n d a y demanding "We are talking about getting datnfdysissaretmme-
that Stephan lower his prices. some speakers," Smith said, al- dation for dismissal for tamper-
The students are now making though no one specific has been Ing with a camera carried by an
price surveys in the other stores decided upon yet. unidentified citizen.
in the area and hope to have "It's my understanding that we T s susended Police s The Law Club held its ann
their plans made by this after- will be unable to get anyone of g eants were relieved of duty for
noo5daysn a sig ane to gea at thds for failure to supervise ' Kahn, secretary; Neil Hol
noon. any significance to speak at this properly men under their com- treasurer. ;
Stephan said his offer would late date," Thompson said. poel
not cover any pre-priced items in Thompson claimed the request E .
his store, including those patent for dismissal of classes April 4 foEigheen wr relievedof dlure SELECT N C
medicines which are pre-priced, had been granted in January as to wear stars and nameplates.
"because such action would vio- part of approval for the entire One was suspended for 15 days
late state fair trade laws." See CLASSES Page 8 for unreasonably drawing his re-
His offer also would not cover __-- olver and making threatening
0 stationery, tobacco, magazines or' and derogatory remarks while
candy, however, because "there isH ouse praises questioning a citizen.
not enough margin on those items Two 'men were suspended f o.ir
and it would be too much work." M U Ts Tve days for not reporting h e y 1
"There is only a 20 per cent Mwitnessed another ofcr violtng
mark-up on those items which aea esrls
must be made up on other items LANSING (gp)-The State House |;depareetment rules.
because the store has a 25 per of Representatives yesterday com- days for failine to inventory pro- By LAURIE HARRIS
cent overhead," he said: mended Michigan State University perty taken after an arrest.
Furthermore, the theft on those students for opposing campus dis- Five policemen and one proba- President Robben Fleming
items is very high, and many sales ;ruptions. tionary policeman were given un- terday announced the form
are needed just to make up the But a related resolution to com- favorable mention in their p e r- of a committee to select a
loss on the stolen items. I can't mend Victor Spathelf, President sorne eon theraper- vice president for student ser
lower prices on those items any of Ferris State College for his accusonne records. They had been
mor a~d tayinbusnes."hehandling of recent racial unrest acsdo verbally abusing citi-' Since last August,. the Of fic
more and stay in business he tzens during the convention. Student Affairs has been u
said. caused sharp division within the Sunt. Conlisk, who announced the direction of Acting Vice P
However, on other items, Steph- House Democratic ranks. the last of the actions again mom- dent Barbara Newell, who rep
an claimed, "The students will find Blacks and liberal whites op- bers of his force said the penalties Dr. Richard Cutler when he
the average prices in my store are'posed what 'they consider inap- are "indicative of the Chicago po- came Fleming's special assi
already ten per cent lower than propriate racial implications of lice denartment's determination in charge of urban affairs.
the average price of the same pro- the proposal which was introduced to discipline any officer who vio- The announcement of th
ducts in other stores on this block." by E. D. O'Brien (D-Detroit). lates department rules." lection committee follows an
The Student Consumers' Union'. The resolution commending the "I want to emphasize that these tended dispute between Fle
report which stated that Stephan's MSU students passed with little actions should not be construed as faculty members and stu
prices "were almost always among opposition. It encourages "other any reflection on the annroxi- over the composition of thec
the highest on campus" was "un- students at other schools to . fol- mately 11.000 Chicago police of- mittee.
representative because it took so low the actions of the students ficers who served this city with In the fall, Fleming had
few items from the total stock," and faculty at Michigan State professionlism and dedication at gested that the head of thec
Stephan claimed. University." See CONVENTION, Page 8 mittee be a non-voting adm
Pharmacy revises curriculum

Predicts close vote on
controversial proposal
WASHINGTON (A) - President Nixon yesterday arnounc-
ed a politically explosive decision to install a modified anti-
missile system designed to protect the American missile-
bomber force from a Soviet or Communist Chinese attack.
But the President dropped plans to authorize a more
extensive system which would also defend U.S. cities against
nuclear attack.
Nixon claimed the $6 billion to $7 billion ABM system
he approved "is vital for the security and defense of the
United States and also in the interest of peace throughout
the world,"
His long-awaited decision, which followed a five-week
review of the Johnson administration's Sentinel ABM plan,
was announced at a White
House news conference.. I d i "t

Te , lair officers

nual election of officers Wednesday. The new officers are, from left, Judy
lenshead, president; Bill Greenbaum, vice-president; and Ben Spaulding,
ntmfaculty group
ct VP canlididates

It appeared to be an attempted
compromise aimed at averting a
head-on battle with a strong Sen-
ate bloc which regards the anti-
missile project as expensive, in-
effective, and provocative.
Nixon predicted "a very spirited
debate and a very close vote," but
claimed "a good chance of getting
Senate Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield of Montana, one of the
opponents, conceded Nixon h a s
enough support in Congress to win
the test.
Sen. Hugh Scott; R-Pa., w h o
wanted deployment delayed, was
won over by Nixon "with some
But Sen. Philip A. Hart, (D-
Mich.), pledged to fight the modi-
fled proposal.
Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, (D-
Minn.), another of the uncon-
vinced, said, "This is the Presi-
dent's first serious mistake'."
Stressing the defensive charact-
er of the ABM, Nixon said t he
Soviets are defeifse-minded a n d
understand this. He said they can-
not regard deployment of the
ABM as an escalation of the arms
Nixon stressed that the revamp-
ed Sentinel-with only two sites,
at the start, near U.S. missile bas-
es rather than 15 batteries mostly
near cities-will be designed to
protect this country's nuclear
striking force.
This missile-bomber force, ac-
cording to U.S. doctrine, deters.
Russia from hitting the U n i t e d
"This system is truly a s a f e-
guard system, a defensive system
only." Nixon said.
"It safeguards our deterrent and

trator. Student Government Coun-
cil requested that a student hold'
yat - the position.
new Eventual agreement was reach-!
vices. ed to' institute co-chairmen, one
ce of from the faculty and one from the
under student body.
Presi- The positions are being filled by
laced Steve Nissen, '70, city editor of
e be- The Daily, and Prof. Frank Ken-
stant nedy of the law school, former
chairman of the faculty's Senate
e se- Assembly.
n ex- SGC originally demanded the;
rming, right to name their own repre-
dents sentatives to the committee but'
com- finally compromised on an agree-
ment under which eight names
sug- were submitted to Fleming who
coin- chose the four student commit-

The committee's objectives, as
requested by Fleming, are to col-
lect names of possible candidates,
screen them, arrange for inter-
views with the most likely pros-
pects. and finally recommend
several persons, all of whom are
to have the endorsement of the
committee. Then, Fleming will
bring one or more names to the
Regents for appointment.

bars Viet
WASHINGTON (P)- President
Nixon said yesterday the new
North Vietnamese and Viet Cong
offensive in Vietnam rules out
any U.S. troops withdrawal there
"in the foreseeable future."
Nixon also warned that the con-
tinuation of the assault could pro-
voke American retaliation.
Nixon ' discussed the touchy
Vietnam situation at length in
a television-radio news conference
called primarily to announce his
decision to .push ahead with what
he termed "a minimum program"
to begin setting up the Sentinel
antiballistic missile system.
Fielding 18 questions in a half
hour, Nixon hit hard at specula-
tion he may decide to pare down
the level of American forces ope-
rating in South Vietnam.
"In view of the current offensive
on the part of the North Vietnam-
ese and the Viet Cong," he said,
"there is no prospect for a reduc-
tion of American forces in the
foreseeable future."
Nixon was questioned again
about a March 4 news conference
statement interpreted as a clear
warning to the North Vietnamese
and Viet Cong that a continuation
of their offensive in Vietnam could
bring "an appropriate response."
"We issued a warning," Nixon
answered. 'I will not warn again."
"If we conclude that the level
of casualties is higher than we
should tolerate, action will take
place," Nixon said.
He didn't go into particulars
but said he would confer on the
matter today with Secretary of
Defense Melvin R. Laird, just re-
turned from South Vietnam, and
other members of the National
Security Council.
In his discussion of Vietnam,
Nixon dealt-without mentioning
any names-with criticism of his
policy moves by chairman J. W.
Fulbright (D-Ark.) of the Senate
Foreign Relations, who in an in-
terview expressed fear of "re-es-
"Any escalation of the war in
Vietnam has been the responsibili-
ty of the, enemy," Nixon said. "If
the enemy de-escalates it attacks,
ours will go down."
He said "I trust" there will be
private peace negotiations in
Paris but declined to give his
assessment of prospects for suc-
Besides disclosing his long-
awaited attempt to compromise
the ABM controversy, Nixon made
these major points:
--Preliminary figures, to be

under those circumstances can, in
Fleming urged the committee to no way, in my opinion, delay the
conduct its search both on this progress which I hope will con-
campus and elsewhere. tinue to be made toward arms
Koeneke' felt it would be most talks, which will limit arms, not
desirable to place someone "pretty only this kind of system, but par-
close to our generation" in the ticularly offensive systems."
position. He said that someone Some defense of U.S. popula-
who had just finished his under- tion against a possible Chinese at-
graduate or graduate studies would tack of relatively small scale is
be preferred but "age does not retained, but is downgraded.
necessarily denote quality." "This deployment will not re-
Committee members declined to quire us to place missile and ra-
speculate last night on possible dar sites close to our major cit-
candidates for the position. They ies." the President said.
expect to begin discussions and The Johnson administration's
'interviews as soon as possible, concept, Nixon said, "provided
Nisse~nsaid.' See PRESIDENT, Page 8

ninis- teemen, including the student co-
The other students named to
the committee are Norman Wil-
son, president of Graduate As-
sembly; Ron Thompson.president
of the Black Student Union, and,
Richard Borenstein, vice presi-I
dent of the University Activities'

l taacti aaiu.

The pharmacy college has
begun a major revision of its
undergraduate curriculum, in re-
sponse- to fundamental changes
in the health professions and to
growing student desire for par-
ticipation in decision-making.
Representatives of separate
student and faculty curriculum
committees have formed a single
six-man group. The two stu-
dents and four faculty members
will equally be responsible for
proposing upcoming curriculum
Rain n.

Even in the hospital pharma-
cy, explains instructor Dr. Rose-
mary Bernardi, the pharmacist
may compound his drugs in a
small office in the basement.
However, most of todays drug
compounds are manufactured.
In hospitals, non-professional
aides perform much of the
mechanical work such as count-
ing out dosages, although under
direct supervision of the phar-
As a result of these changes
pharmacists are beginning Lo
re-examine their entire role

"Physicians know a lot about
drugs, but pharmacists are best
qualified to integrate in detail
the chemical and physical char-
acteristics of drugs and tlbcir
biological effets," says Frank
Asciones, a student curriculun
committee member.
In view of these changes, (he
committee has already m.4de
several changes. Starting w:vh
this fall's freshmen, three dis-
tribution courses in each of the
humanities and social sciences
are required, including a .:e-
quence of two courses and a

Last November students organ-
ized their committee on sa mie
formal basis, and this month
the College of Pharmacy Cui -
riculum Committee was officiel-
ly formed.
"I would like to thank t&eC
faculty on this," Says Ascione,
who was chairman of the a-
student group. "They .ealized
that major changes had to be
made and they felt before iney
did anything student opin:on
had to be aired."
One radically different pikt
course in the new orientation

Suggestions for the faculty po-
sitions were submitted by the.
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs.
Fleming chose Prof. Loren Bar-
ritt of the education school, Prof.f
Thomas Moore of the zoology de-
partment and Prof. Robert Howe.
chairman of the areospace engi-
neering department in addition to'
At one point SGC had appoint-'
ed its own four-man committee to
investigate possibilities for the
post. But the students never met

S enate investigation
opponents meet. today
Opponents of the State Senate the investigation as "part of the
investigation of campus disorders rising wave of repression in this
will hold a state organizing meet- country, seeking to intimidate dis-
ing today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jo- senters and stifle dissent."
seph's Church in Detroit. The group expects to draw wide
The Michigan Coalition for Po- support from all over the state on
litical Freedom is calling for can- these grounds, Miss Dowty says.
cltionl F o the cinstigationon Currently the coalition is organ-
Scellation of the investigation on ized as a loose coordinating com-
rounds: that it has "no legal or ... ...ooecorintig cm

when the stalemate develoued be-

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