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Vol. LXXX, No. 22-A Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, September 29, 1969 Free Issue

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Strikers hit refusal
to convene Regents
See text of Strike Coordinating Committee's bookstore
proposal, Page 2.
The Strike Coordinating Committee late last night blast-
ed President Robben Fleming for failing to call a special Re-
gents meeting, after he was offered an alternative book-
store proposal by the committee earlier in the night.
After he received the strike committee's proposal, Flem-
ing offered to meet with student and faculty representatives
to devise alternatives to present Student Government Council
and Regental plans.
But he said he would not call a Regents meeting "until
such time as meaningful al-
in ternatives are available for
their consideration."
1 At the same time, Fleming an-
-5 p-U i ounced the University was drop-
ping the injunction it won last
r Thursday against the LSA Bldg.
coerc1io In their later statement, the strike
committee charged Fleming's of-
By LYNN WEINER fer was "an attempt to gain time"
Student Government Council in the face of today's strike.
President Marty McLaughlin yes- Fleming has said in the past
terday issued a broad attack on that he would bring the bookstore
the Regents and the administra- question before the Regents again
tion's concept of coercion and the only if an alternative to SOC's
meaning of reasonable discussion. proposal was presented.
McLaughlin's statement, writ- In its final statement, the strike
ten in reaction to an earlier state- committee charged that Fleming's
ment on the bookstore question response "ignores the fact that we
from President Fleming, agreed have presented a new proposal to
that "solutions are found by quiet the Regents, one that has received
discussion," but noted that they the SGC endorsement. His reply is
are "implemented by political ac- unacceptable."
tion by a group with the nec- SGC voted to support the four-
cessary resources at its disposal." point proposal of the strike com-
"The University is singularly mittee at a meeting last night. At
lacking" the "democratic mechan- the same time, Council voted to
ism for deciding which interests endorse today's class strike.
shall prevail" In such a political The bookstore proposal suggest-
situation, he wrote. ed by the strike committee and en-
See McLAUGHLIN, Page 2 dorsed by SGC as a basis for dis-
cussion was similar on most points
to the original SGC proposal.
The strike committee plan dif-
fered from the original SGC posi-
tion by providing that students.
eventsin an SGC-run referendum, would
eventsauthorize the Regents to cover
7:30 a.m.-Mass meeting for any deficit in the bookstore's bud-
picketers on Diag.Picketing get through an increase in tuition.
will continue all d ay on soe The proposal also stated that
University buildings with a "Until meaningful negotiations
central picket table on the with the Regents are started on
Diagl pthis basis, mass actions, including
10 a.m.-Informal group dis- Monday's strike, will continue."
cussions on Diag. When the proposal was released
10:30 a.m.-Arraignments of earlier in the evening, Dan Hall-
tho'se arrested in LSA Bldg. sit- oran, strike committee chairman,
in begin in Ann Arbor District said this did not represent a com-
Court. promise or capitulation, but was
Noon-2 p.m.-Music, food an indication of the strength of
general raps on Diag. the strikers' position.
2:15 p.m.-Senate Assembly "They wanted a new proposal
meeting in Rackham. Strike on which to negotiate," he declar-
leaders hope to present a mo- ed. "Now they've got it. We're giv-
tion on the bookstore for con- ing them a way out."
sideration. In his statement, Fleming noted
8 p.m.-Mass rally on Re- that the strike committee proposal
gents Plaza to determine fur- Government Council and regental
ther strike activities, plaen." Cuni n rgna
8 p.m.-President Fleming's plans.
Annual State of the University I am pleased that both SACUA
Address at Hill Aud. (Senate Advisy Committee on
__________________See NEWP, Page 2_

Final plans for today's general student strike were set
yesterday as organizers of the bookstore movement worked
to rally student support for the action and won backing from
Student Government Council.
SGC voted in a special session late last night to support
the strike, saying "the primary purpose of the strike is to
demonstrate the need for a more democratic University
where students and faculty can control areas of primary
concern to them."
The SGC resolution supporting the strike, written by Bob
Nelson, also notes that it "views the bookstore proposed by
the Regents as being in vio-
lation of that principle.' P rotesters
SGC was effectively revers- ,_7
ing an earlier position when it
did not support the LSA Bldg.
sit-in because members felt it (i c s
would not aid the fight for the
SOC also voted to support the
Strike Coordinating Committee's
four-point proposal on the book- c an
store as a basis for negotiations
between the Regents and stu- By JAMES McFERSON
dents.ByAMS cFSN

The Strike Coordinating Com-
mittee for the bookstore move-
ment has called a Diag rally for
7:30 a.m. this morning for every-
one who wants to picket classroom
buildings during the day.
The committee plans to have
picket lines in front of all en-
trances to at least 13 major Uni-
versity buildings. Picketers will
attempt to convince students and
faculty members not to go to
classes by "any means short of
physical force," Marty McLaugh-
lin said.
There will also be a table set up
on the Diag as a center for co-
ordinating strike activity through-
out the day.
The committee voted to have
marshalls at each picket line to
prevent the possibility of vio-
lence breaking out.
"The only conceivable provoca-
tion for violence would be peo-
ple trying to rip down signs en-
couraging the strike or taking
signs from picketers," McLaughlin
The marshalls will wear white
arm bands to distinguish them
from strikers and picketers who
will be wearing red bands. Stu
Katz, Grad., Was chosen to head
the marshalls.
It was emphasized, however,
that picketers will not prevent
anyone from crossing the picket
At the coordinating commit-
tee's meeting Eric Chester, grad.,
introduced an alternate bookstore
proposal which may be presented
to the Regents.
The proposal was unanimously
approved in amended form and
delegates from the committee pre-
sented it to Fleming yesterday.
The proposal states that stu-
dents will accept financial res-
ponsibility for the bookstore, and
an explanatory note accompany-
ing the proposal says that "this
represents the coordinating com-
mittee's view of a reasonable pro-
It adds that mass action, includ-
ing today's strike, will continue
until "meaningful negotiations,"
are started using the proposal as
a base.
It was made clear at the co-
ordinating committee meeting,
See STUDENTS, Page 2

Over 80 of those arrested at the
Thursday night occupation of the
LSA Bldg. gathered last night to
discuss legal strategy for their
arraignments scheduled for this
All 107 of those scheduled for
arraignment are required to at-
tend the proceedings at 10:30 a.m.
in Ann Arbor District C o u r t,
where they will enter pleas and be
assigned pre-trial hearing dates
by Judge S. J. Elden.
Defense coordinators D a v i d
Goldstein, graduate attorney, and
Donald Koster, an Ann Arbor at-
torney, answered questions and
discussed tactics at the meeting.
Both urged defendants to seek
individual trials to emphasize the
Anyone who bailed out per-
sons arrested in the LSA Bldg.
sit-in whose name appears on
the bail receipts for those per-
sons should appear in Ann Ar-
bor District C o u r t in City Hall
at 10:30 a.m. with the receipts,
if they have them. They should
go to court under any circum-
In addition, a large number
of receipts credited to J a ck
Marcus, coordinator of the bail
fund, are now out. Anyone hav-
ing a receipt with his name on
it should also take it to court
individual nature of the take-
over. In addition, separate trials
will necessitate 123 separate eval-
uations of the individual actions.
The charge of contention, which
the lawyers termed "undefinable,"
may turn out to be an advantage
for the defense, they said. Because
of its very vagueness, the charge
can be overturned on constitu-
tional grounds.
"If they keep the contention
charge, we have an excellent
chance of winning," says Gold-
stein. He said there is a possi-
bility that the prosecution m a y
switch the charge to trespassing,
which carries a maximum penalty
of 30 days in jail and a $50 fine
compared to the maximum penal-
ty for contention of 90 days in
jail and a $100 fine.

STRIKE LEADERS present their new bookstore proposal to President Fleming last night.


of faculty indicates

scattered support for strike

An informal Daily faculty sur- to be made in an academic com-
vey last night uncovered s m a 11 munity and how these decisions
but growing support for the stu- are to be implemented."

dent strike.
While the majority of the fa-
culty members interviewed indi-
cated they did not support t h e
strike, one group of 15 professors
issued a statement late last night
of full support.
In addition, six other faculty
members have indicated they will
cancel classes for the daym
In their statement, the 15-man
group, headed by history Prof.
Robert Sklar, supported demands
for a bigger decision-making role
for students.
"We support today's strike for
student-faculty control of t he
bookstore," they stated. "We see
the strike as only in part over
the issue of a bookstore. Behind it
lie questions of how decisions are

Among those signing the state-
ment were philosophy Prof. Frith-
jof Bergmann, anthropology Prof.
Roy Rappaport, Spanish P r o f .
Frances Weber and sociology Prof.
Charles Tilly.
More than 100 faculty members,
ranging from teaching fellows to
department chairmen and deans
of various colleges, were contact-
ed last night by The Daily, and an
overwhelming majority indicated
they would hold classes as usual
While nearly all of the faculty,
members contacted expressed
support for the concept of a. Uni-
versity bookstore, few thought the
issue to be worth a general class
"This is a ridiculously inept
battlefield for a strike," s a i d
Prof. Donald Hall of the English
department. "I weep for the
student movement when it takes
this as its battlefield."
Supporters of the strike indi-
cated they believe the issue has
grown into more than a dispute
about a bookstore.
"Those of us who are concerned
about the authoritarian n a t u r e
of the University believe that
students are a serious force, and
that this force should be reflect-
ed in the power structure of the
University," said math Prof. J. D.
The majority of those contacted
said they felt the tactic of a
classroom strike was inappropriate
for the situation.

scure the Oct. 15 strike and make I
it anti-climatical," said P r o f ,.
Erasmus Hoch of the psychology
department. "It would be a shame
if the momentum it seems to be,
gathering were lost in Ann Ar-
Department chairmen in the lit-
erary college said last night they
had received "official indication"
from an assistant dean of the col-r
lege that the University would
consider this a normal working,
Nearly all the faculty members
contacted expressed support forI
the concept of a student run book-
, store. Most, however, said they{

did not see why students disap-I
proved of the Regents' compro-
mise proposal.
Other faculty. members voiced
their support for a student con-'
trolled bookstore, and said they;
were sympathetic with the plight
of students in fighting the Re-
"I support the aim of a student-
or student-faculty-bookstore with
a controlling board that is not
Vice President Pierpont," said
math Prof. Nicholas Kazarinoff.
However, Kazarinoff said that
the bookstore was a "pipsqueak
issue compared to war and peace,
even ROTC."


State officials eye



Defense may launch legal attack

despite dr
Associate City Editor
The University has dropped its
request for an injunction in the
LSA Bldg. take-over case. To
do so may have been very prudent.
The injunction, had it been
granted, would have forbid any-
one from "occupying or seizing
any building or creating a dis-
turbance, or in any other way

)p of court injunction

sythe claims the order was served,
although he admits it is a matter
for the courts to decide.
Beyond the question of proper
'service, attorneys for the defense
intended to open a legal attack
on the contents of the injunction
as well as an attack on President
Robben Fleming.
They had intended to c a 11
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-that all the persons named sat
in at the Institute of Science and
Technology, although at le a s t
five did not.
The complaint also claims that
Fleming knew of the presence of
the named persons through his
own knowledge although Fleming
told the Daily he based his claims
on informants who were in the

The drive for a student controlled book-
store and increased student power has fo-
cused the attention of the state's top deci-
sion-makers on this campus. The governor,
state legislators, law enforcement officials
and the University's Regents are all watch-
ing carefully the development of the issues
The University's Regents, however, have
expressed a reluctance to return to cam-
pus until the atmosphere "cools off." Des-
pite student insistence on a special regen-
tal session, four University regents contact-
ed yesterday said no special meeting to
recnnsider the hnktnre is nanned .But at

Meanwhile. state legislators had critical
interpretations of last week's demonstra-
tions at the University.
All the Republican legislators contacted
felt that the sit-in at the LSA Bldg. and
the proposed general strike will hurt the
University. The only Democrat interviewed.
felt that President Fleming's handling of
the situation might have a beneficial ef-
feet on the University.
Senate Majority leader Charles Zollar
(R-Benton Harbor) says, "The disrup-
tions at Michigan certainly are part of the
consideration in appropriations." He ex-
plained, "Evidently there is a concerted
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respond, I suspect that we will be getting
some reaction,"
On the larger issue of more student voice
in decision-making, Regents Goebel and
Dunn felt that students should have a lar-
ger voice in decision-making at the Uni-
Regent Goebel felt that all groups in the
University should be represented: faculty,
students, alumni and administration, as
long as "No group has more control than
the others."
Regent Brown differed severely on the
issue of student decision-making. He feels
that "They (students) haven't shown
much responsibility so far. I don't think

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