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Vol. LXXX, No. 13 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 18, 1969 Ten Cents
Bookstores: Almost everyone has one bb
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Regens will mcet below list price, a sampling of bookstores year. This represented about one-third of But the Minnesota stores do not offer Indiana's bookstore offers students and is a four per
todi su ntposa e-rneecteint uly-tfor at Big Ten and other schools shows a the store's total profits, with the other two- a discount. Instead, profits ar used to faculty a five per cent discount on all text- cueeas
a University discount bookstore. sUc has general trend of financial stability and thirds used for taxes and reinvestment in sponsor student scholarships and to pro- book sales, roughly a $3 annual saving. The Univer
called for a mass march to the Regents the capacity, in some cases, to offer moder- the store. vide a fund for future remodeling of the The bookstore, begun in 1890, is self-suf- store in St. L
meeting tomorrow to express studnt senti- - ste'firdnt othyiietyexmin
ment on the issue. This article, the third ate savings. If such a five per cent discount could be stores. ficient, not relying on the university for exemption of
of a series, is a report on the status of book- The University of Wisconsin bookstore, offered by a bookstore at this University, The bookstore at the University of Wash- subsidies. reinvested in t
sore:atohrfschoolsfor example, last year listed a net profit it would be in addition to the four per cent ington at Seattle, like Wisconsin, gives re- Both the Indiana and MSU stores, un- versity first pa
By ALEXA CANADY and of $250,000. Although the store initially automatic discount students would receive bates at the end of the academic year when like Wisconsin's, are run completely by but is later re
RICK PERLOFF gave a 10 per cent discount only to pro- because Michigan educational institutions profits are calculated. Students have minor- the managers with students serving only by universityt
Although considerable controversy has lessors, students received a five per cent are exempted from the state sales tax. ity representation on the store's controlling in advisory capacities. The same is true Washington,
been generated at this University over rebate on their purchase. The cumulative nine per cent discount board. at Northwestern and Illinois, though at stores discuss
proposals for a discount bookstore, a large The store is 100 per cent self-supporting. would then lead to annual savings of about Although bookstores in the Big Ten are Eastern Michigan University students play tion to books,
majority of the nation's colleges have been "It receives no University subsidy in any $14, based on the estimate, made by the generally successful, the stores at Michigan an important part in operating the store. and pencil su
quietly and successfully operating book- way, shape or form," says John Shaw, the University administration, that students State and Indiana have recently experi- The store is run by the McKenny Union of the sales d
stores for some time. general manager. The store Is controlled spend an average of $150 on books an- enced a decline in profits. Council, composed of four students, one Despite occ
Russell Reynolds, general manager of the by a board of two faculty members, two nually. As a result of rising costs, the MSU book- alumni representative, a student affairs economic pic
National Association of College Stores, alumni, three students and the general Like the Wisconsin bookstore, the six store profit margin has steadily decreased administrator, a professor, and an official around the co
estimates about 80 per cent of American manager. stores run by the University of Minne- for the past five years. Last year Indiana's from the business and financial affairs bookstores see
universities presently own and operate Although the textbooks are sold at list sota also stand on firm financial grounds. store lost money, but the bookstore's finan- office. sound-with s
their own bookstores. price, and there is no sales tax exemption, There is no subsidy but the store has vial condition is still strong enough so that Eastern's bookstore is self-sufficient and counts to stu
And while Reynolds adds that only 10 the 60 per cent of the students who collect consistently listed substantial profits over the school is now planning the construction has earned profits for the last five years. or even funds
per cent of those stores offer a discount their 5 per cent rebate saved about $5 last the past few years. of a larger store. Its books are sold at list price but there jects.
cent sales tax exenption,
'sity of Washington book-
, ouis also gives a sales tax
3 per cent. All its profits are
he store. Each year the uni-
Lys the costs of the bookstore
Imbursed. It also is operated
, like all, the other book-
d, sells other items in addi-
such as jackets and paper
)plies. However, the majority
o come from books.
asional problems, the general
Lure for college bookstores
untry looks bright. University
m on the whole financially
ome of them providing dis-
dents and faculty members
for other educational pro-
Anti-war teach-in, rally
scheduled this weekend
By PAT MAHONEY
and LEE MITGANG
Football and politics will com-
pete for support this weekend as
the Wolverines meet Vanderbilt
and local opposition to the Viet-
nam war sponsors a teach-in to-
morrow night and a rally Satur-
Thousands of persons from
throughout the country are ex-
pected to participate Saturday in
a march from the football sta-
dium to a rally on the Diag.
sponsored by the Coalition and the
local New Mobilization.
Demonstrators will start to
gather at gates 8, 9 and 10 at the
stadium at 3 p.m. and march
down Hoover and up State St. to
the Diag immediately following
Speakers at the rally will in-
elude David Dellinger, one of
eight people indicted for con-
spiracy at the Democratic Na-
tional Convention demonstrations
in Chicago last year: Sid Peck,
chairman of the November march
on Washington; Barry Cohen, a
leader of the October anti-war
strike in Ann Arbor: and Coun-
cilman Len Quenon.
Police Chief Walter Krasny said
in a press conference yesterday
that policemen will watch the
march, but said he expected it to
be "an orderly, non-disruptive
Anti - war activities will be
launched tomorrow night as Pres-
ident Robben Fleming and Rennie
Davis-who recently returned from'
North Vietnam after leading a
delegation that brought back
three American prisoners-talk in
Hill Aud. at 8 p.m.
After the speeches, seven work-
shops in Angell and Mason Halls
will focus on anti-ROTC activi-
ties, mobilization for the Oct. 15
strike and the Nov. 15 march on
The workshops are sponsored by
the. Ann Arbor Committee to End
the War in Vietnam.
Saturday night the teach-ins
will move into the Frieze Building, I
while Dellinger, Howard Zinn, au-
thor of Vietnam: The Logic of
Withdrawal and Andrew Pulley, a
member of a GI organization op-:
posing the war, will participate in
a panel discussion in Trueblood
Auditorium at 8 p.m.
After the discussion, eight work-,
shops will discuss the draft, the
civil rights of GIs, the conspiracy
and other topics.
Plan to discuss
Student Government Coun-
cil will confront the Regents
over the bookstore issue today
at the first of its two-day
SGC plans to argue for its pro-
posal, rejected by the Regents in
July, which would fund the book-
store by a one-time $1.75 levy on
students, bolstered by gifts and
funds raised by the University.
At the same time, says SGC
President Marty McLaughlin, stu-
dent representatives will "debunk"
the administration proposal call-
Ing for $200,000 raised by volun-
tary student contributions and
SGC argues there is little chance
that the $200,000 estimated nec-
essary to establish a bookstore
could be raised without a fee as-
sessment and University support.
If the Regents fail to act in
favor of a bookstore. SGC plans
call for a rally tomorrow at 2 p.m.
on the Diag and a march to the
In addition, some of the Regents
are expected to raise opposition
to the SGC Discount Store, which
President Fleming and acting Vice
President for Student Affairs Bar-
bara Newell have charged has
"broken its original trust."
The store, which originally re-
quested permission from the Re-
gents to sell specific academic
items, "has gone far afield" by
-DIly- Jy Cassldy
The flow of anti-ROTC demonstrators into North Hall during the past week apparently hasn't phased ROTC personnel - at least,
not face-to-face with the opposition. Yesterday's 'batch of protest ers even managed some pleasantries with their enemy.
Making friends at North Hall
I 'NIVERSITY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
addresses Central Student Judiciary during last
heCgii before CS 'J
By JAMES McFERSON
The Central Student Judiciary proceedings against four
students and SDS for violating a Student Government Coun-1
eil ban on disruptive sit-ins got off last night to an unortho-
As 200 people watched, defense lawyer Kenneth Mogill
predicted prosecuting attorney Peter Forsythe will "prove
everything he says, because we did it, and we're proud of it."
The students and members of SDS locked a Navy re-
By DAVID SPURR
A group of military officers;
passed some anti-ROTC protesters
on a stairway in North Hall yes-
"How's it going today, Barry?"
Army Maj. William Morgan good-
naturedly asked protest leader!
"Oh, not too badly," replied the
graduate student in economics.
"Say," he added, "I notice you've
got the Navy and the Army on
the same floor here. Whatever
happened to good old service
The officers laughed. The ten or
so disrupters, accompanied by an
entourage of plainclothed police-
men, reporters, and photographers,
cracked jokes on the way to the
next ROTC class disruption.
Nearly a week of class disrup-
tions and protest over the mili-
tary training program has bred
familiarity between protesters and
soldiers despite the contempt they
hold for each other's viewpoints.
By yesterday the anti-ROTC
students had settled into a routine.
They would enter a class and
politely take seats near the rear
of the classroom. Occasionally
they would try to engage someone
in a discussion, until they were
ordered to leave under thleatof
criminal and University prosecu-
Bluestone yesterday led his band
into a freshman air science classj
while a blond, mustached instruc-
tor was drawing a diagram of the'
Air 'Force ROTC hierarchy on the
The instructor continued his lec-:
ture unabashed as the "disrupters"
took their seats. A University-hired
photographer followed them in
identify-he just had to look for
the ones with hair growing over
their collars. A tape machine re-
corded everything that went on
in the classroom.
"After going through this ex-
planation of the ROTC hierarchy,"
the instructor was saying, "we'll
go over the procedures of saluting
and the Air Force uniform."
When the.blackboard diagram
was completed he asked, "Are
there any questions?"
Bluestone thrust up his hand.
"Yes," he said. "As a beginning
ROTC student myself I wonder if
you could tell me if I would be able
to see the Group Commander
without having to go through this
flow chart you've made on the
"Well, you might be able to get
different guys all can't go see the
Group Commander at once, so this
is why you're advised to talk to ther
man immediately above you." The
and began snapping pictures of an appointment if you had an!
them. They were mostly easy to immediate problem, but you see 201
instructor was taking Bluestone in selling such items as refrigerators,
stride. television sets and electrical ap-
Bluestone thanked him for an- pliances, Mrs. Newell said last
swering the question and asked nightk
another one about the relationship It's more a question of break-
between the Arnold Air Society, ing agreements reached rather
an ROTC club, and the defense than the sin in the sales them-
department. selves," she said.
The topic has not officially been
At this point Capt. Lyle Jones' scheduled on the Regents agenda,
who described himself as being in but Mrs. Newell said she expects
charge of the class, walked up the Regents to discuss it.
the blackboard and began reading In otertationdtomouowith
a University statement ordering In other action tomorrow, the
the protesters out. Regents will debate the possibili-
ties of appealing to the State Su-
all persons not enrolled in preme Court a Court of Appeals
the class leave the room . .. un- decision this summer requiring the
authorized continued disruption University to negotiate with the
. . SGC rule . . . criminal tres- American Federation of State,
pass . . ." Fragments of the state- County and Municipal Employees.
ment droned over the commotion The Court of Appears upheld an
as protesters filed out of the room, earlier decision by the Washtenaw
And that seemed to be that. The County Circuit Court.
next stop was the office of Army University officials have argued
Col. H. K. Reynolds, who was on they should be exempted from
a long distance phone line when state laws requiring negotiations
Bluestone walked into the office with labor unions because they
without knocking and requested an impinge on university autonomy
appointment, not because of the labor issue
In the next instant Reynolds itself.
cruiter in his West Engineering
The prosecution was unable to
complete its examination of wit-
nesses and the trial has been re-
cessed until next Wednesday.
The trial's informal atmosphere
was heightened by a large amount
of audience l)articipation. Marec
Wohl, chairman of the CSJ, said
he hoped relaxing the rules would
help the trial proceed easier.
In his opening statement, proe-
cuting attorney Forsythe asked
the CSJ to deliver the maxinmn
penalty, to punish "the violation
of University rules governing dis-
Mogill resp-on:ded ill his t)pen -
ing statemn,.'It's obsene that
ve're ot trial here. No court can
Judge it, the dis'uption because
it was a )olitical act,' he added
Neil Bush, the defendants' se-
cond lawyer, decla red in his
onnnin(- e tatement that li + .
Bldg. interviewing room last
SECOND FLOOR MOSHER-JORDAN
Coed living: It 's not what you think it is
By ALLISON COOKE
That's what one student's father calls
the new coed floor in Mosher-Jordan
dormitory. But despite such fears - and
perhaps the hopes of others the
second floor of Mosher--Jordan more
closely resembles an experiment in fan-
ily living than The Ilarrad Experiment.
Most of the students living on the
floor say they chose the arrangement
because they felt the more natural liv-
ing situation would make it easier to
form friendshins with members of thr,
living there by choice -- the housing of-
fice stuck six girls and three boys in
the hall to fill up the vacancies. All but
one freshman girl, however. have decided
"I think I'm going to like it because
of the kids. not the idea," says a junior
transfer student, "they're so friendly."
Another freshman says her parents
finally decided to let her remain on the
floor because they figure "if I haven't
been trained in 18 years, .. .
"Besides, it's more natural." she adds.
"It's affected us, sure it has," declar-
ed one boy. "It makes everyone more
considerate - like toning down on swear-
ing and noise."
"The boys are a lot friendlier," adds
one girl who agrees, "because they 'real-
ize we'll be living together. They're real
sweet because they know we'll be put
And rather than promote more sexual
relationships, the arrangement apparent-
ly is making them almost taboo. While
there have been several casual dates, only
appeared in tile hall. "Major!
Major! Can't I have a little pri-
vacy around here? I'm trying to
make a phone call and these peo-
pie are just barging in on me."
Maj. Morgan scurried up and
stood for the next thirty minutes
in front of the colonel's office
door as a girl protester chattedf
with him and pointed out his pic-
ture on the wall to every passerby.
Bluestone, meanwhile, had gain-
ed entrance to the office of the
* Defense Secretary L a i r d
hints at reductions in draft
0 The Tenants Union and
landlords prepare for what