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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom


Syria Egypt Accept Cease-Fire

With Israel:

n Fighting in Four-Day Middle Eas



Washington Rally Unites
30,000 Israel Supporters'

Special To The Daily
WASHINGTON-A festive but
serious atmosphere prevailed in
Lafayette Square yesterday as
30,000 people from all over the
United States gathered to express
their support for Israel.
The crowd was more diverse
than is usual for Washington
demonstrations. Participants rang-
ed from college students to busi-
A nessmen, housewives, school chil-
dren, and young couples carrying

b bies. Several Negroes, uniformed
servicemen, and Hasidic Jews
completed the picture.
The recent Israeli victories gave
the meeting a holiday air. Enter-
prising novelty peddlers did a
brisk business in Israeli and Amer-
ican flags and buttons saying
everything from "Long Live Is-
rael" to "To Hell With Nasser"
The demonstration officially
opened with the singing of "Ha-
tikva," Israel's national anthem,
and the "Star-Spangled Banner."



TWO FORMER UNIVERSITY students charged with anti-
draft activities, James Russo, 20, and Stan Nadel, 22, stood mute
at their arraignment yesterday morning in U.S. district court.
Their pleas were entered in the court record as not guilty. They
were both released on $5000 personal bond. No trial date has
been set.
Russo, indicted Wednesday in Detroit's federal court on four
counts, was arrested that day, and spent the night in the Wayne
County"jail.'Nadel, charged with only one count, had given
himself up to the authorities yesterday morning in Detroit. The
FBI was still looking for him Wednesday night with a warrant
for his arrest.
THE MICHIIGAN SUPREME COURT is expected to make a
ruling today which may decide whether the state will go on
Daylight Savings Time. The court is scheduled to hear oral
arguments on the issue this morning.
If the court rejects a move to block certification of petitions
seeking a vote on the time issue, the matter again will be in the
laps of the State Board of Canvassers. Earlier, the board made
no ruling on the validity of petitions submitted requesting that
the time-change issue be placed on the November 1968 ballot.
Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley has given the opinion that the in-
stant the board validates the petitions, the state will go on Day-
light Savings Time.

Then speakers were introduced,
among them were a representative
of A. Phillip Randolph and Joseph
Bierne, president of the Com-
munications Workers of America.
They declared, respectively, that
"millions of black Americans' and
"over 15 million trade unionists"
were standing behind the people
of Israel.
Also present were several Mem-
bers of Congress, including Sens.
Birch Bayh (D-Ind), Clifford Case
(R-NJ), Vance Hartke (D-Ind),
and Abraham Ribicoff (D-Conn).
Many speakers agreed with Sen.
Gale McGee (D-Wyo), who called
the cause of Israel "an issue for all
mankind," while others, chiefly
rabbinical appeals, were more
Zionist in nature.
Rabbi Israel Meyer's claim that
the Middle East crisis and the
demonstration had united the
Jewish people "as never before in
American Jewish history" was per-
haps the most significant observa-
tion of the day. All three branches
of modern Judaism were repre-
sented by men ranging from
bearded Hasidim to suburban com-
muters who stifled yawns during
prayers and quotations in Hebrew.
The entire skullcaped student
body of the Hebrew Academy of
Washington contrasted with the
college student overheard telling
a companion, "I don't really know
why I'm here. I'm not a Zionist,
and I never go to synagogue."
The crowd began to get restless!
from standing in the hot sun, and
near constant motion resulted. Or-1
ganized groups and individuals
carried home-made signs declaring
that "Israel is here to stay"
Suddenly, around mid-afternoon
those with transistor radios called
out the news that the United Arab
Republic had accepted the United
Nations' cease-fire. When the an-
nouncement was made from the'
podium, the reaction was spon-
taneous and ecstatic. The strains'
of "Hatikva" again filled the park.1

High Loss Brings
Arab Concession
Overconfident Egyptians Saddened
As Nasser Refuses to Comment
By Thp Associated Press
Syria early today joined Egypt and Jordan in accepting a cease
fire in the face- of a triumphant Israeli air and tank blitz that ma
go down in history as the Four-Day War.
The official Damascus radio said an emergency session of th
Council of Ministers decided to take Syria out of a conflict that sa'
Jordan bow out Wednesday, to be followed yesterday by Egypt, th
main Arab combatant.
Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser was silent in the fact o
the debacle. Yesterday's defeat was his second humiliation as presi
dent in 11 years at the hands of Israel's air and desert legions.
The Nasser government announced to the Egyptian people o
Cairo radio early today it had gccepted a cease-fire with Israel i
stop the Mideast war that began*

-Associated Press
ISRAELI SOLDIERS SEARCH prisoners lined u p against a wall in the Old City sector of Jerusalem
yesterday. The Jordanian sector of the city was captured, and occupied Wednesday by the Israeli
forces. Jordan and the United Arab Republic have agreed to a cease-fire with Israel, apparently
ending their four-day war.
CitySGC, GradsPlan
Be tier Communications,

The announcement came mid-
way through a regular postmid-
night news broadcast.
The announcer read without
elaboration a news dispatch from
New York reporting Egypt's note
to UN Secretary-General U Thant
accepting the Security Council's
call for a cease-fire.
Most Vocifrous
In Damascus, the Syrians, who
had been most vocifrous in sup-
port of the war, kept up belligerent
broadcasts until morning when the
official radio beamed out the news
of the cease-fire.
Damascus radio said the Syrian
decision was taken at an emer-
gency Cabinet session. Agreements
of the three major Arab allies to
the cease-fire came on consecutive
The announcement, at 4:20 a.m.
Damascus time, came just five
hours after the Egyptian accept-
ance of the truce had been an-
nounced at the United Nations.
No Reference
Accepting the cease-fire, Egypt
made no reference in the Security
Council to the Soviet Union's de-
mands that Israel withdraw its
troops to the 1949 armistice lines.
Such action would have forced
the Israelis to give up, without
any compensating factor, huge
areas their troops overran from
the Suez Canal and the Red Sea
See SYRIA, Page 2

Ann Arbor City Administrator
Guy C. Larcom Jr. will meet with
S t u d e n t Government Council
President Bruce Kahn and Roy
Ashmall, president of the Gradu-
ate Assembly, Wednesday to dis-
cuss communication between the
city and University students. The
City Council authorized the pro-j
ject at Monday night's meeting.
"The students need a closer link
with city government as opposed
to a link between the University

School Board, Millage Elections Monday
Promise Far-Reaching Consequences

administration and city govern-
ment," Kahn explained. "We want
answers to our questions on hous-
ing, zoning laws and food prices.
As itt is now, we get this infor-
mation only second or third
Ashmall noted that nearly half
the students at the University are
not eligible to vote, but are in-
cluded in the population of. Ann
"These students comprise nearly
15 per cent of the total population
of the city, but have no means
of representation in determining
city policy which affects them,"
he said. "A student-city liaison
could provide them with this
needed representation," he ex-
Impetus for the project came
from Kahn and Ashmall, who
wrote the council in May asking
that a standing committee con-
sisting of student representatives
and members of City Council be
Larcom told the council at that
time that he felt most of the
problems which students would be
interested in "could best be han-
dled through (city) administra-
tive channels" rather than by the
council directly. Kahn and Ash-
mall both agreed to this.
Decide Membership
Ashmall indicated that the
purpose of next Wednesday's
meeting will be to decide what
type of city personnel should be
on the committee.
Student members of the com-
mittee have not yet been ap-
pointed. Ashmall said Graduate

Assembly will appoint interim
representatives until September,
when petitioning for the positions
will- be -opened. Ashmall plans to
have a report prepared for every
graduate student to explain the
proposed committee and to invite
them to petition.
Ashmall said that a proposed
new city housing ordinance and
ways of streamlining the city's
registration procedure would be
among the first items to be con-
sidered by the new committee.

American AcademicsSign
Statement Supporting Israel

Israeli A rmy
In All Areas
TEL AVIV, Israel (M - On th
eve of yesterday's cease-fire, Israe.
11 forces defeated the Egyptiani
in five major tank battles in the
Sinai Desert, an army spokesmar
The apparent end of the fight-
ing left Israel in possession of al
the main approaches to the Sue
Canal, the bulk of the Sinai Pen
iisula, the historic old city of Jeg
rusalem, and control of the Gul
of Aqaba.
Col. Moshe Pearlman, th
spokesman, reported he was un.
able to say whether Israeli troops
had reached the canal.
MIG's Downed
Egyptian Soviet-built MIG's ros
to challenge Israeli jets and five
were shot down in dogfights ove
the battlefields, he added.
The two major efforts appar-
ently were directed at roads lead.
ing to Ismailia, in the center a:
the canal, and to Suez, at the
southern end of the canal.
Pearlman said the Egyptian
were driven from Mitla Pass
guarding the road to the city o
Suez 20 miles farther west.
Less Specific
As for the northern front along
the Mediterranean coast, th
spokesman was less specific, say.'
ing only that Israelis had reached
Rumana 20 miles from the canal
But the capture of Rumana ha
been reported Wednesday.
The Israelis seized Nakhl, i
the desert midway on the roac
from Israel's port of Elath in th
Gulf of Aqaba to Suez.
The Israelis gave this pictur
on other war fronts:
Resistance has ceased in th
southern tip of Sinai at Sham
Sheikh, where the Egyptian block
ade of the Gulf of Aqaba was lift
ed by Israeli forces Wednesday
Two Israeli-chartered ships sale
from Elath for African ports.
Complete Control
In Jordan, which announced i
has accepted the United Nations
call for a cease-fire and is now ou
of the war, the Israelis stood i
complete control of the west ban
of the Jordan River and were I
command of what used to be call
ed Palestine. Their soldiers wer
in the Old City of Jerusalem and
in Bethlehem.
On the Syrian front, Israeli bor
der farms still were being punish
ed occasionally by Arab shelling
The Israelis responded with can
nonfire and air strikes.
Jordan, bruised and bleeding
has been offered $8.45 million b
Saudi Arabia and another $1
million by oil-rich Kuwait, Radi
Amman said.
Israeli spokesmen assembled cor
respondents late in the afternoo:
to play a tape in Arabic and issu
an English translation.
Administrative Forces

By DAVID DUBOFF maintain thep 'resent quality of the subcommittee charged that
First of a Two-Part Series the school system." the board "has never responded
With next Monday's election for If the millage increase is not in an explicit or direct way to the
the Ann Arbor Board of Educa- passed, either teachers' salaries report."
tion fast approaching, all of the will have to remain at the pres- 0 The most recent and most
controversies faced by the board ent level, or the building of new highly embroiled controversy the
during the past year have come schools will have to be cut back board faced concerned its rela-
to the surface. and the size of classes increased. tionship with the Human Rela-
Coupled with the fact that a Teachers have made it clear that tions Commission (HRC).
5Y2-mill school tax increase pro- they will accept neither of these. Last month the HRC revealed
posal will be up for the second consideration complicating the that on two separate occasions
time on the same ballot, this millage issue is the pressing need staff members had called the high
election promises to be extremely for a new high school to allev- schools Cooperative Occupational
important for the city's future. iate the over-crowding of Ann Training Program (COT) posing
The millage increase, designed Arbor High. as prospective employers. They
specifically to obtain extra mon- New Huron High asked that no Negro students be
ey for teachers' salaries, lost by Contracts let out by the board informed of the opening.
over 300 votes when it was first last year for -construction of a School Trustee William C. God-
proposed last month. Subsequent- new school. Huron High School, frey was informed of the HRC's
ly, the Ann Arbor Teachers As- totaled $9.3 million. This high tactics by Nicholas Schreiber Ann
sociation (AATA) voted at a mass cost incensed many of the voters, Arbor High School principal. He
meeting to strike next fall if they who felt that a more constructive asked that the City Council take
are not able to negotiate a con- building program would enable a position on the methds used by
teachers' salaries to be apoitononthemthsssedb
tract raising their salaries to an without an increasedinminaed the HRC. Subsequently the council
acceptable level. millage. voted to table any action on the
Explain Opposition An issue which is very impor- formation of city policy relating to
tant this year in the platforms of the methods used by city agencies.
School board vice-president Ha- prospective board members is the Godfrey, however, continued to
zen Schumacher indicated that existence of racial imbalance in press the issue. Several weeks ago
many people may have voted Ann Arbor public schools and the' he called a special meeting of the
against the millage proposal be- board's handling of this problem. board to respond to criticism di-
cause they: 'Several incidents are involved: rected at the board by two Re-
-Feel the board is doing too * Over two years ago, in re- rebcda ttegioarsytw. e
much or too little for the Negro; sponse to claims by local civil publican state legislators.
-Think building costs, proper- rights groups of racial imbalance They charged that the board
ty taxes and teachers' salaries are in the city's schools, the school permitted the HRC-"an agency
too high; board decided to close predomin- of a governmental body in which
-Resent non-property owners antly Negro Jones School and citizens (of their districts) have
hbing allowed to vote in an elec-n +mnonn.+ it +e +,. a no voice and vote"-to influence

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new students into the school sys-
Ann Arbor must accomodate an
influx- of 1200 additional students
each year. To do this, Schumacher
says, new programs must be in-
stituted, new schools built, and
new teachers hired. Regardless of
the dissatisfaction that higher
taxes will bring, teachers have in-
dicated that such moves are nec-
essary. For such moves are neces-
sary if the quality of the city's
education is to be maintained at
its present level.
Where the Candidates Stand

More than 3700 professors and
members of American academic
communities signed a statement
supporting "Israel's integrity."
The statement was first sug-
gested by William Haber, dean
of the literary college. It appear-
ed in a two-page advertisement
in yesterday's New York Times
along with the names of the sign-
prs, including 150 University fac-
ulty members.
The statement read: "The block-
ade of the Straits of Tiran and
the Gulf of Aqaba is an attack
on the very life of the state of
Israel and its people. It is also
an attack on principles of inter-
national law and order, without

which the condition of the world
becomes a condition of war every
one against every one."
According to Haber, signatures
and vocal approvals were obtain-
ed about four days before the
outbreak of hostilities. A Univer-
sity professor said Haber's idea
sprang from discussions held at
Beth Israel, an Ann Arbor syna-
Haber said he suggested a state-
ment be printed to "a friend" at a
Jewish New York university." He
added that he did not hear about
the formation of the Ad Hoc Com-
mittee of American Professors
which obtained the names until
they asked him for support.
The statement said that respon-
sible members of the academic
community could not stand by in
silence in the face of Arab threats.
"We therefore call upon the ad-
ministration and Congress of the
United States firmly to maintain
the commitment to safeguard the
integrity of the State of Israel and
to restore the freedom of passage
through the Gulf of Aqaba, an
international waterway," the ad-
vertisement continued.
"It's a sign of the times," com-
mented Dr. Bernard Agranoff,
medical school professor in refer-
-ence to the statement. He ex-
plained, "Current events are hav-
ing a unifying effect on the aca-
demic community, and this ad is
just a manifestation of it. In this
case, we all felt we should pro-
mote the solution offered by the

Kahn To Speak to Freshmen
On Student Activism Functi~on_

Fresmen coming to the Univer-
sity for summer orientation, which
starts June 11, are going to have
a quick initiation into the philo-
sophy of student involvement, ac-
cording to Bruce Kahn, '68, pres-
ident of Student Government
Kahn will speak to each group
of freshmen and distribute a
booklet explaining the role of SGC

of student activism at the Univer-
sity. "The University has ignored
the ramifications of teaching stu-
dents how to think for them-
selves," Kahn said. "Students are
taught to be critical, but are told
not to turn this criticism inward
on the University itself.
"Criticism is the role of student
organizations, and I am going to
ask the freshmen not to look downI

in the fall. Some programs to be
mentioned are a proposed draft
counseling service providing stu-
dents with information on avail-
able alternatives to military serv-
ice and a "consumers union" to
conduct price studies within the
In addition to hearing Kahn
speak, freshmen will also have
an opportunity to learn about stu-



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