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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom

VOL. LXXVII, No. 298




Voice To Confront Admini
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on Issue

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
SPRING MOBILIZATION TO END THE WAR in Vietnam brought over a quarter million people to New York April 15. Radical groups
unanimously urged an immediate U.S. withdrawal from the war, but since then bitter divisions among the New Left groups have arisen
over tactics to organize opposition to the war and resistance to the draft.
New Left Splinters on posiion

Problems arising over Voice
political party's decision to host
the national convention of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society
will result in a confirmation be-
tween Voice and the University's
administration today.
At their weekly meeting last
night, Voice members decided to
go today at 3 p.m to the office of
Wilbur Pierpont, vice-president
and chief financial officer of the
University. There, they said, they
will request to speak with Pier-
pont and discuss with him re-
quests Voice has made of the Uni-
versity in relation to the scheduled
This morning, Vice-President
for Student Affairs Richard Cut-
ler will issue a statement in reply
to a letter sent to Cutler last week
by Voice member Eric Chester,
In the letter, Voice asked that
the SDS convention to be held
here June 25-30 be considered an
"educational experience" which
might involve University subsidy.
Also, Voice objected to the need
for lobby supervisors at thecon-
vention's functions, and offered to
supply its own.
Daniel Fitzpatrick, assistant di-
rector of student organizations,
said that there is some doubt as
to the exact definition of "educa-
tional experience."
According to Ernest Zimmer-
man, assistant to the vice-presi-
dent for academic affairs, the
University does not charge for
meeting space needed if the pur-
pose of the meeting is essentially
"In the past, when Voice wanted
to give its own draft test, the Uni-
versity ruled that the test was an
informaiton session, and did not
charge for the use of the room"
in which the test was administer-
ed, Zimmerman explained.
"Since the bulk of the conven-
tion will consist of workshops open
to the public," Chester said, "Voice
thinks it should be classified an
'educational experience' which in
TAMPA IP) - Arsonists set
fires in Negro areas here late
last night after law officers
"took a chance" and pulled
out. (See earlier story Page 3)

the past has had University finan-
cial backing."
John Walters, administrative as-
sistant of parking operations and
audotorium, explained that the
University is required by a regu-
lation from the fire marshal's of-
fice that a lobby supervisor be
)resent in any room that has been
leased for purposes other than
academic programs. The lobby su-
pervisor's duties are to supervise
the area, protect University prop-
erty, and assist the lessee in any
way, Walters said.

"The lobby supervisor, who is
paid about three dollars per hour,
must be trained in 'crowd control'
which is necessary in cases of
emergencies or a dog entering the
premises," Walters added.
But Chester said that "the re-
quirement of having a lobby
supervisor is arbitrary and we
cannot afford the cost. And I do
not see why we cannot appoint our
own people for the job," he said.
According to Chester, Fitzpat-
rick originally thought janitors
could perform the duties of lobby

Housn Group's Report Calls
For U' Apartment Construction

To Drafi
Second of a Five-Part Series
In late May students from 118
universities and high schools met
at the University of Chicago to
formulate plans to follow up the
successful Spring Mobilization
" which brought a quarter million
persons to New York and San
Francisco to march for an end
to the Vietnam war.
Gathered under the umbrella of
the Student Mobilization Commit-
tee, the students there represent-
ed the most vocal elements of
the ideologically-committed anti-
war student groups. The issues
and controversy that developed in
the conference demonstrated that
the New Left is not at all unified
in its opposition to the war.
"The basic cleavages," recalls
chairman C. Clark Kissinger, a
community organizer in Chicago,
"were along the lines of commu-
nity organization versus further
mass mobilizations, and draft re-
sistance versus agitation within
the armed forces.
Conference Stand
"The Students for a Democratic
Society and the black. militants
supported the former stands while
the Trotskyites were backing the
more spectacular tactics."'
The conference passed a pro-
posal for a fall March on Wash-
ington, which was forwarded to
the Spring Mobilization Commit-
tee headed by Rev. James Bevel,
aide to Dr. Martin Luther King.
The participants took a stand
against the 2-S deferment, set
up a Draft Resistance Clearing-
house in Madison, Wis., and ap-
proved the idea of community
referenda on the war.
But the very real divisions
among the leftist groups came
over more extreme proposals which
were not passed.

War, Organizing Tactics

After the vote opposing 2-S de-
ferments was passed, the W. E. B.
DuBois Clubs, an outgrowth of the
old leftist youth organizations,
called for "those who voted to
abolish 2-S to turn in their 2-S
right now to the chairman." The
motion was applauded, but later
withdrawn when no support was
The SDS caucus suddenly pull-
ed out of the continuing commit-
tee of the SMC until the national
SDS council had decided whether
or not to remain -affaliated. The
SDS delegation also charged that
SMC was "undemocratic" in its
autonomy of staff and committee.
As the situation stands now, the
separate groups on the left are
pursuing their own individual an-
ti-war crusades.
The hard-line left is committed
to working against the war from
within the armed services. Pfc.
Howard Petrick, a- drafted Trots-
kyite, is now facing court martial
after continuing to pass out lit-
erature and speak to the soldiers
against the war. His lawyers are
contesting the case on grounds of
freedom of speech.
'Rough Sledding'
The DuBois Clubs and the Mao-
ist Progressive Labor Party face
rough sledding. Their memberships
are small. their vitriolic party-line
dogma repulses many activists and
they are constantly harrassed by
the Justice Department and oth-
ers who try to pin a "subversive"
label on them.
. Among the decentralist, pacifist-
ic New Left groups, black militants
such as the Student Non-violent
Coordinating Committee have vig-
orously endorsed the alliance of
civil rights and the peace move-
ment. that Rev. King formed at
the April peace rally.
At the SMC, the caucus of black
students encouraged the formation

supervisor. But "after I talked to
Walters," Fitzpatrick said, "I real-
ized that University rules were
Student Government Council
President Bruce Kahn, '68. will
receive Cutler's statement since he
signed for the authorization for
the use of rooms. The University
requires a student signature on
such requests for authorization,
and Chester is not a student. And
Voice members who are also' stu-
dents according to Chester, refuse
to sign these forms.

of draft-resistance unions in both
black and white communities and
campuses. They also called for
parallel efforts in white commu-
nities to build a radical move-
ment across the country that
would last beyond any specific ob-
jective such as an end to the war.
SDS goes in for community-de-
velopment in a big way. Several
long-standing organization efforts,
like those in Newark, N.J., and
Chicago, have had no difficulty in-
corporating peace work into their
regular programs.
SDS national secretary Greg
Calvert confides personally that he
is opposed to any move to orga-
nize on more than a local scale.
"Even people like (past secre-
tary) Paul Booth who advocate
working within the electoral proc-
ess are being forced into thinking
more and more along lines of lo-
cal candidates," said Calvert.
"It may be possible to break
the (Chicago Mayor) Daley ma-
chine, but you certainly can't take
on the Johnson machine in Wash-
ington. The alternative is direct
action and more of that kind of
Calvert stresses, however, that
local SDS chapters have great au-
tonomy from the national and that
"probably many people" in SDS
will ally themselves, at least in-
dividually, with Vietnam Summer
and Citizens for New Politics to
work for political solutions.
'Guerrilla Warfare'
The New York Times recentlyj
ran a survey on the New Left in
which Calvert was quoted, "We
are working to build a guerrilla1
force in an urban environment. We
are organizing sedition."
"That's pretty much a liberal
scarecrow," explained Calvert, who
claimed the Times played up his
remarks out of context.
The mere entertainment of the
idea of guerrilla warfare in the
cities is preposterous and incon-
sonant with SDS's past history.
Calvert's remarks and similar
statements by other New Left per-
sons do indicate that, a turning
point has been reached in the
" radical movement.
SDS has grown in the five years
since its founding to a nationwide
organization encompassing nearly
6000 members and another 25,000
non-dues-paying affiliates.
The membership is predom-
inantly middle-class college stu-
dents. Increasingly the intellectual
leadership in more established
chapters, such as Boston, New
York, Berkeley and Ann Arbor.
have advocated taking the move-
ment off-campus and into the
community, particularly apathetic
and apolitical communities such
as black ghettos and working class
"There has always been this
nlit hetween thne who see SDS

is doing any organizing work of
any kind," said Kissinger.
"People are not against the war
because they have been reached
and persuaded by organizers. The
objective facts of the war have
made many oppose it, but have
offered no direction to this opposi-
"If the objective facts could
raise this amount of dissent, think
what a grass-roots organization
effort could do!"
Multi-Issue Work
Kissinger's own work in the
white, middle-class 49th Ward in
Chicago is an example of the pa-
tient, multi-issue work radicals
envision as necessary for chang-
ing the nation.
The Committee for Independ-
ent Political Action (CIPA), a
peace-politics group, has been
making its presence known in the
49th for over a year. Kissinger
was nominated for alderman and
ran on a platform that "the war
is a local issue."
Although he failed to pull five
per cent of the vote from the
Daley machine, CIPA has not fold-
ed. An office staff maintains an
800-name mailing list (of 15,000
voters), sponsors a teen program,
and plans to contest every local
and state election.
Similar projects around the
country function in Cleveland, St.
Louis, Oakland, Newark, Boston
and Chicago. SDS also hopes to
get into labor union organizing
and has had some success among
hospital workers and poor white
urban communities.
But the full-time organizers are
still a minority among New Left-.
ists, many of whom are tied to
campuses by their degree pro-
grams. Student power against uni-
versity administration control and
alliances with adult political dis-
senters to back candidates win
wide support.
Draft Resistance
One program that receives al-
most universal support from the
various New Left factions is the
draft resistance movement.
"Generally we'll be doing a lot
of experimentation this summer
and making mistakes from which
we'll learn," said Dan Swinney,
who keeps some 30 draft resistance
groups in contact through a clear-
inghouse operation in Madison.
Advocates of direct a c t i o n
against the draft favor agitation
at physicals and inductions, but
the weakness of this program is
that the draft picks upon indi-
viduals rather than groups.
Minnesota SDS member Lee
Warren Smith would like to see
a coordination of the various edu-
cational, resistance and organiza-
tion tactics to bring the funda-
mental issues before the public.
"With the abandonment of the
single-issue approach." he writes,

The Student Advisory Commit-
tee on Housing is currently study-
ing a proposal whereby the Uni-
versity would construct several
low-cost student apartment build-
ings designed primarily to meet
the housing "need of the low in-
come student."
The proposal, drawn up by the
student members of the commit-
tee, envisions that these apart-
ments, if approved, would be com-
pleted in time for the predicted
expansion of graduate school en-
rollment in 1969-70.
This plan was constructed with
the encouragement of the admin-
istration. Tom Van Lente, '67, a
member of the committee, said
that over a year ago Vice-Presi-
dent for Business and Finance
Wilbur Pierpont and Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs Richard
Cutler were quite interested in the
idea and strongly recommended
that it be made into a formal pro-
Several 10-14-story buildings on
the central campus are suggested
"because of high land costs." The
report states that a "a bilevel,
four bedroom apartment is the
least costly, most private type of
unit." Each bedroom would be
occupied by a single student.
It is much easier for the Uni-
versity to construct apartments of
this type than for private land-
lords, since the University is not
obligated to observe Ann Arbor
zoning rules, Van Lente noted.
These rules base the number of
required parking s p a c e s and

National Guard Called Out
As Riots Rage in Cincinnati

amount of floor space on the
number of bedrooms in an apart-
John Feldkamp, director of
housing, saidyesterday, "Bursley
Hall is probably the last conven-
tional dormitory which we will
build here. We are now looking for
new approaches to the housing
question and this is one of the
most creative ideas we have seen."
The proposal sees the Univer-
sity's only functions in such a pro-

ject as collecting the rent and
keeping the buildings managed as
in conventional Ann Arbor apart-
The proposal suggests two pos-
sible plans for computing rents.
One idea is for "lowr rents to be
charged and income limitations be
used to screen applicants." The
other method would be for market
rents to be charged, low income
students would then be given a

Special To The Daily
National Guard was called out
last night as Cincinnati was rock-
ed for the second consecutive
night by a major racial disorder
in the predominantly Negro com-
munity of Avondale.
At 9:40 p.m., C!DS time, as vio-
lence began to spread to other
parts of the city, Mayor Walton
Bachrach, on the advice of Police
Chief Jacob Schott and Safety Di-
rector Col. Henry Sandman, issued
a call to mobilize the first bat-
talion of the Ohio National Guard,
a Hamilton County based unit.
Gov. James A. Rhodes called out
units of the guard from Cincin-
nati after Bachrach had asked
that the guard be sent to halt the


Romney Action Team Strategy
Wins Over Sleepy' Democrats

Late World News
By The AssociatedPress
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-Stokely Carmichael, free on $500
bond, led a group of marchers toward tlhe Alabama State Capitol
last night and when they were stopped by police drew cheers
shouting, "Your enemy is Lurleen Wallace."
Carmichael was bailed out of the Autauga County Jail
earlier in the night by Rap Brown, head of the Student Non-
violent Coordinating Committee.

Special To The Daily'
Daily News Analysis
MT. CLEMONS-David Serot-
kin, a 28-year-old attorney, won
his 75th state representative dis-
trict election June 6, but his vic-
tory is less meaningful than that
of the Republicans who helped
. Serotkin, who unsuccessfully
sought the Republican nomination
in 1966, has lived in the area for
only a few years. His opponent,
Victor Steeh, an insurance agent
and former legislator lived in Mt.
Clemens all his life and had been
elected its representative in 1964.
The win will give Serotkin a ticket
to Lansing politics.
But for the Romney Action
Team, the crew of state Repub-
lican legislators and politicians
who are currently trying to pass
their fiscal reform package, Serot-
kin's vote is one more toward a
legislative triumph just beyond
their reach. He now gives the Re-
publicans a 56-54 House lead.
For the Romney for President
hopefuls, Serotkin's win is the
second of two indications that
Gov. George Romney can get Re-
publicans elected. If the fiscal
package is passed, the presidential
boosters will have evidence that
Romney can also get his programs
passed. Thus, the Serotkin win is
a local, state and national gain
for the Republicans.r
Republican Strategy
The Republicans won for Serot-
kin by getting out the votes:

Program' headed by former Gov.
G. Mennen Williams, a senatorial
looser with little more than sen-
temental appeal. Another loser,
Democratic State Chairman Zol-
ton Ferency, and several winners,
U.S. Sen. Philip Hart and Rep.
James O'Hara of Utica came out
for Steeh.
Constitutional Revision
The Democrats were also hurt
by a 1961 state constitutional re-
vision which demands that voters
who have missed a two-year elec-
tion re-register. Previously a voter
needed to vote only once in four
years to stay eligible. There was
no time to register voters during
the Steeh campaign, and so Dem-

ocrats who voted for President
Johnson - and Victor Steeh -in
1964, but failed to vote in 1966,
could not vote in the special elec-
tion of 1967.
Paying off the Democrats with
large but well-directed amounts of
money, manpower and political
skill, the Republicans won in an
aging "swing" district.
The Democrats, who lost with
Wiliams, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., and
now with Victor Steeh are stretch-
ing slowly in their political lethar-
gy. The Romney Action Team has,
at least for a few years, found the
style for beating dozing Democrats
in what traditionally has been
their own territory.

Gen. Robert H. Canterbury, as-
sistant adjutant general, said 800-
900 guardsmen were initially call-
ed into the area.
As police struggled to gain con-
trol of the situation, reports con-
tinued to pour in of looting and
fires caused by molotov cocktails.
A Cincinnati Transit bus, hard-
ware store, furniture store and
truck were set on fire as the vio-
lence extended to other parts of
the city.
Approximately 4250 youths at-
tacked one police car and shatter-
ed all the windows in one incident,
while several civilian cars were at-
tacked and the occupants injured,
one seriously. Police and news cars
were stoned as tenmion continued
to mount.
The outbreak began Monday
night as roving crowds of Negro
youths roamed the Avondale area
hurling objects through store
Early information included re-
ports of wide-spread looting, but
later analysis showed it to be mi-
nimal, police said.
Seeds of the disturbance were
sown Monday morning when civil
rights leaders Clyde Vinegar, for-
mer president of the Congress of
Racial Equality, and Leonard Hall,
president of Cincinnati Friends of
SNCC met with City Manager Wil-
liam C. Wichman to protest the
arrests over the weekend of a man
charged with unlawful assembly
at Rockdale Avenue and Reading
Road in the heart of the Avondale
At that time they said another
protest was being planned for
the same place that evening and
dared Wichman to have police
arrest them. Police were on hand
as a crowd assembled Monday
evening but no action was taken
until a youth in the crowd hurled
a rock through a nearby window.
He was taken into custody and
the arrest protested. Police pro-
ceeded to break up the crowd.
Shortly after the crowd dis-
persed, wide-spread incidents were
reported and continued until 1:30
Resumption of hostility yester-
day took place during the day.
They originated in the same Av-
ondale area but quickly spread to
other p redominantly Negro areas
of the city, including Walnut Hills,
Evanston, Peebles Corner, Cory-
ville, and West End.
Schott had more than 400 men
on, duty to put down the rioting.
A large area of Avondale was seal-
ed off, but there were constant
reports of gangs of juveniles form-
ing disorderly crowds outside the
restricted area.
Police supervisors were ordered
to read the Ohio Riot Act aloud
in all uncontrolled areas. Reading
of' fbA, ri. 4-ant ,means that crowdsi!'

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