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Vol. LXXX, No. 17 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, September 23, 1969 Ten Cents
to buc rally
By RICK PERLOFF
Student Government Council, in a special session Sunday
night, voted 4-2 against sponsoring a mass meeting tomorrow
on the bookstore issue. However, several Council members
are working on their own toward making the rally a success.
The meeting was originally scheduled for noon today in
the Diag by the 400 students who remained in the Michigan
Union Assembly Hall following Friday's march and debate
with the Regents.
The meeting was called to determine the acceptability
of the regents plan to create an administration-run Univer-
But a previously scheduled rally by the Young Americans
for Freedom for the same time has resulted in a delay of the
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Two student. organizations, the
Young Democrats and the History
Student Association, last night
voted to support the Oct. 15 Mor-
a torimn against the Vietnam
The executive board of' the YD's
announced plans to organize the
members in a community action
program as part of the nation-
wide anti-wear strike.
The organizing will be dons' in
coordination with the New Mobil-
ization, which is leading the "Fall
Door- to-door canvassing by the
YD's will include distribution of
a pamphlet on the war in Viet-
namn and a statement of student
concerns relating to Ann Arbor.
The goals of the YD act ion will
~-Stress to the citizens of Ann
Arbor the necessity of ending the
Vietnam War now:
-Help identify and mnobilize
anti-war sentiment in the comn-
IAttempt to ease the hostility
and tension between students and
other Ann Arbor residents through
Further plans and organizat ion
will be discussed at the YD's gen-
eral membership meeting tonight
at 8:30 in the UGLI Multipur-
The History St udent _As oeia-
tion, a graduate student organiza-
tion. also went on record 1 a s t
night as recommenlding that a l I
faculty members and teaching fel-
lows in the department partici-
pate in the striike.
* mass meeting until noon to-
SGC Executive Vice President
Marc Van Der Hout and M a r y
Livingston voted for sponsoring
the meeting tomorrow because
they feel SGC must honor the de-
cision Friday to hold a meeting.
Van Der Hout, Miss Livingston
SGC President Marty Mc-
Laughlin and members of Interna-
tional Socialists and R a d i c a 1
Caucus are distributing leaflets
which explain their opposition to
the regental compromise. Since
SGC, as a body, has not agreed
to sponsor the meeting, however,
the costs of leafletting must be
assumed by the individuals in-
Roger Keats, Bob Nelson, Mike
Farrel and Darryl Gorman voted
against sponsoring the meeting be-
cause, they wanted to wvait until
more students are informed about
the plan before taking any ac-
Keats says he favors accepting
the plan now and working later
toward giving students a greater
SGC unanimously agreed t h a t
Vice President and Chief Financ-
ial Officer Wilbur Pierpont should
not, as the regents stip~ulated, have
final control over bookstore poli-
cies. SGC wants students to con-
stitute two-thirds of the policy-
"We feel," explains McLaugh-
lin,".that the decisions on store
policy, such as the decision to
give discounts if a discount is fin-
ancially feasible, should be made
by a board responsible to the con-
sumers, mostly students, who the
store exists to serve."
Council also insists that if a
second student refsrendum is
held to raise additional funds,
SGC should run it. The Regens
had agreed to supply half of the
necessary S200,000 from money
leftover from student driving reg-
istration fees, but said the re-
mainder must be gathered through
a second refrendum in the in-
dividual schools and colleges.
See SGC, Page 8
2000 MASS OUTSIDE
AS OFFICIALS CONFER
By DANIEL ZWERDLING
About 50-60 anti - ROTC demonstrators marched
quickly to North Hall and barricaded themselves inside
last night following a mass meeting in Angell Hall.
Some 20 Ann Arbor police were on the scene soon after
the takeover, holding back the over 2,000 people who had
crowded around the building by 11 p.m. The crowd dwindled
to 500 by 1:15 a.m.
Meanwhile, more than 200 deputies from Monroe, Liv-
ingston, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties began massing
at the County Jail. They were equipped with full riot gear
including face-masks, night sticks, and tear gas.
Police spokesmen said they were waiting for instructions from
President Robben Fleming and would not take action until he gave
the order. "We're waiting for Fleming to give the word," Det, Lt.
Eugene Staudenmaler of the Ann Arbor police department said.
A number of high University and city officials were meeting at
1 a.m. in the Museum Annex nearby to determine what action to take.
However, no decision had been made then on whether to call in
the Ann Arbor police or on the extent of discipline to be taken against
Acting Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara Newell, hoA,-
ever, acknowledged the damage so far had been a broken front
window in North Hall and a number of chairs piled up closely
Leaders of the ad hoc steering committee repeatedly urged the
crowds over thv microlhone to sit tightly packed in front of the
building, to block the expected efforts by police to charge the barri-
The crowds, which swllvd to a peak of over 2000, cheered as anti-
R')TC leaders declared demonstrators would stay "all night."
The demonstrators reached the decision to take the building
after about 12 hours of debate by the 150 in attendance over various
proposals including postponing action until today, when some be-
lieved it would be possible to mobilize more people after a day of.
However, at least 57 persons voted to seize the building last night.
arguing that rapid, immediate action would raise more support.
Most of the persons as the meeting voted to support those who
moved to seize the building. After the protesters left, supporters
spread throughout the dormitories, called lawyers, arranged for bail
money and mobilized supporters throughout the campus.
When they entered, demonstrators smashed a door window,
opened the door, and immediately evacuated all ROTC personnel in
Within five minutes, the demonstrators began erecting barricades
at the door, using desks and chairs.
An Ann Arbor police squad car appeared on the grounds within fiv2
minutes after demonstrators began barricading the door,
A Sanford Security guard, who had been watching television
when the demonstrators seized North Hall, said he had called police.
He added that guards had expected demonstrators to act tonight
after he saw two persons whom ie believed were anti-ROTC demon-
strators "cased the building this afternoon."
One ROTC officer told a policeman, "We're trying to get in to
lock the files."
Maj. William Morgan said, "There is nothing classified in the
files," but a ROTC officer expressed concern to Morgan that demon-
strators would.get into the files.
However. Barry Bluestone, a leader of the anti-ROTC movement.
denied demonstrators were destroying the files.
Bluestone, who remained outside, talked with demonstrators
through the barricades, and announced to be the crowd over a mic-
rophone: "We've got the building, that's for sure. A lot of people are
counting on you.
"They know you're going to be here as long as they hold that
building. As long as we're here, we can protect them and ourselves."
The crowd cheered as Bluestone added, "I can tell you that
Military Science 101, which is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8
a.m,. has been postponed,"
Bluestone reported the demonstrators inside North Hall were
holding liberation classes on ROTC and the war in Vietnam. He said
they had requested some flashlights, and some food.
By 1:30 a.m., there were only hom 20 to 30 Ann Arbor police
Demonstrators who seized the building could be prosecuted for
breaking and entering, trespassing, and other charges.
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RALLIES IN FIVE (ITIES.
Yr 'rie Asoaed Pres
"Black Monday" was observed
yesterday by blacks protesting al-
legd job discrimination in the
building trades in five cities across
Demonstrations and rallies were
held yesterday in three of the
cities, Chicago, Seattle, and Ok-
In Chicago, 3.000 protestemrs met
in the Civic Center Plaza. Many
were young people who boycotted
Except for one arrest, there were
no major incidents.
In the crowd were large clusters
of young black men wearing t h e
various colored berets signifying
the youth organization to which
There also was a cluster of
black men wearing construction
helmets representing the blacks
who have found jobs in the in-
Several participants carried
picket signs reading, "Dump Dal-
ey" referring to Chicago Mayor
Richard J. Daley, and "Hire black
Mlany white office worksrs on
PETITION (A 14 C U 1, ATING"
By JASON STEINMAN
Students in the pharmacy col-
lege are organizing a petition
drive in opposition to the
school's non-academic conduct
At a meeting Sunday. phar-
macy students demanded that
the regulations which bar dis-
rupton of University functions
and enforce professional ethical
stanadrds be rescinded.
"These rules were thrown at us
without forwarning, presup-
posing our acceptance," one
pharmacy student said. "In the
past we have accepted faculty
he told me they were not meant
to surprise or antagonize the
students. As a matter of fact, he
thought they'd be pleased with
All the pharmacy students in-
terviewed asked not to be iden-
tified, saying they were afraid
of being singled out and blamed
for the activities of the group.
Dean Tom D. Rowe declined
to be interviewed concerning the
The faculty-appi'oved code re-
serves to the college the right
to discipline students for acts
of destruction, disruption, aca-
to the Regents bylaws concern-
ing student conduct and the
role of students in decision-
Michael Davis, Grad, a mnem-
ber of the committee which
drafted the proposed bylaw re-
visions, noted that a section
which should have given the
faculty the power to enforce
professional conduct standards
was omitted from draft of the
bylaws approved this summer
by Senate Assembly and Stu-
However, Davis said. "As long
as students approved the rules
their lunch break milled about as
spectators while a number of
speakers addressed the crowd
from the base of the big Picasso
sculpture which dominates t h e
The base of the lifty-foot high
steel sculpture was backed with
rally participants and s o m e
climbed on the appendanges of the
rusty abstraction. Twelve speak-
ers addressed the crowd and were
greeted with cheers and the rais-
ed fist symbolic of the Black
The Reverend Jesse Jackson,
director of Operation Breadbasket
sponsored by the Southern Christ-
ian Leadership Conference, ap-
peared at the rally along w i t h
several others who had just been
in cour't for a hearing concerning
construction site arrests.
"Why go to school and get edu-
cated - to get knowledge y o u
can't use?" he asked.
"We don't work for the sake of
work, we work for money," he
"The union did not trust busi-
ness in the thirties and blacks
don't trust unions in the sixties,"
Jackson called on the crowd to
form an orderly line for a mnarch
past a Building Trades Council
office and back to the plaza.
The march had an orderly be-
ginning but soon poured into the
street, slowing and halting traffic.
One youth was arrested at Ran-
dolph and Clark streets as police
City Manager Robert Olbdland
said he would speak to the Rev.
Mr. Abernathy but not to 15 lead-
ers of a garbage strike who helped
lead the march.
Abei'nathy rejected the offer'
and called a rally to support the
In Albany. NY., a group called
The Brothers sent telegrams to
Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and to
Eastern New York Construction
Inc., asking for a discussion of
hiring practices in the Albany
The group said the talks would
present an opportunity for bar-
gaining before any direct action
protests were undertaken.
faculty members. The commit-
tee would report its findings
and decisions to the faculty and
to the student involved.
However, the finality of that
report, and whether it could be
overriden by the dean or any-
one else is not mentioned in the
The studmnt can appeal to the
pharmacy faculty but, again,
whether' student actions can be
overriden by the faculty or not
is not stated.
The petition being circulated
among pharmacy students
makes five points: