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Some 100 welfare mothers, students and
community supporters will demonstrate
peacefully outside the Washtenaw County
Bldg. this morning to protest the County's
refusal to grant the mothers requests for
additional funds to buy school clothing.
The demonstration coincides with a closed
meeting inside the County Bldg. between the
County Board of Supervisors, the County
Board of Social Services and a representative
of the State Department of Social Services.
The meeting was called by several super-
visors last week in order to "better under-
stand and investigate the welfare operations
of Washtenaw County," says Supervisor
David Byrd (R-Ann Arbor .
"I'm hoping that after the meeting. we
can cope with some of the problems which



exist under the present welfare program,"
says Byrd.
The Supervisors, the Social Services
Board, and the Welfare Rights Committee
(WRC) have been negotiating for several
months on WRC's request that the county
provide additional money for purchasing
school clothing.
On Monday, WRC reduced its original de-
nand for an allocation of $120 per child to
$73.50. Under the compromise proposal the
county would be required to pay immedi-
ately only $46 per child, since the difference
of $27.50 has already been provided for by
recent state and county appropriations.
About 40 welfare mothers, members of the
Concerned Citizens for School Clothing,
University students, and members of the
Legal Aid Clinic met last night to plan to-
day's demonstration.

They said they would exhaust all legal
steps in trying to obtain increased clothing
allowances before any illegal actions are
Earlier yesterday, the Social Work Stu-
dents Union voted unanimously to support
the demonstration and urged students to
march in support of the mothers.
Student supporters of the welfare mothers
will hold a rally on the Diag at noon today.
The drive for a supplemental clothing
appropriation for the 1969-70 school year
began last January, when the Welfare
Rights Committee was formed.
The Committee is a coalition of four wel-
fare mothers' organizations-two in Ann
Arbor and two in Ypsilanti. Each organiza-
tion has one representative on the com-
mittee. The fifth member is George Stewart.
a member of the Legal Aid Clinic.

rc hfoi
The Committee's actions since its forma-
tion have been characterized by attempts to
negotiate and verbally convince, as con-
trasted with the physical actions which
clouded the school clothing issue last fall.
Then, over 240 persons were arrested in
sit-ins at the County Bldg.
On Jan. 23, the committee met with the
Social Services Board and informed it of
their intention to submit a demand for a
supplemental school clothing appropriation -
at a later date.
The committee also said they planned to
deal with the basic facets of the relation-
ship between the mothers and the Social
Service Departnent.
In a letter to the board, dated April 28,
WRC proposed alterations in several pro-
cedures followed by the Social Service De-
partment including:


-the procedures by which the depart-
ment. reached a decision on whether or not
to grant financial assistance to applicants;
-the usual time lapse between the re-
quest for assistance, and the actual grant;
-the procedures followed by the Social
Services Board in hearing the case of a
welfare applicant.
-alleged inconsistencies in the depart-
ment's granting financial assistance. WRC
charged that the Board sometimes refused
to aid an applicant with ffrfancial difficul-
ties similar to persons receiving assistance.
Meanwhile, welfare groups throughout
the state were demanding a 25 per cent
increase in money 'allotted to each ADC
family, to correspond with a similar increase
in the cost of living since 1961.
In July, the state responded by raising
the monthly allowance by $3 per person. Al-

though this did not amount to a 25 per
cent !increase, state officials said the rest
of the 25 per cent would have to come from
the counties.
In addition, the state set aside $3 million
for school clothing in addition to the ADC
allotments. The additional appropriation,
divided among all ADC children between the
ages of 5 and 20, came to $11 per child.
WRC, claiming this additional appropri-
ation was nowhere near the funds required
by the ADC mothers, began negotiating
with the Social Services Board on additional
At a meeting in July, WRC proposed that
the Board should appropriate additional
funds according to the individual needs of
each ADC family. Also, they broadened their
demands to include additional clothing
See WELFARE, Page 8

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See Editorial Page
V ArorMc nTcha
Vol. LXXX, No. 25 Ann Arbor, Michigan--Thursday, October 2, 1969 Ten Cents

Cloudy and mild,
nce of scattered showers
Eight Pages

Report asks






to observe

ietnam moratorium

The University should sever all academic and financial
ties with ROTC programs, says the final report of the
Academic Affairs Committee of the Senate Assembly. The
report will be rIletsed sometime this afternoon.
The report also recommends creation of a student-
faculty committee i oversee the hiring of instructors and
formation of curriculum for the programs.
All but one committee member supported these recom-
mendations, which will be sent to the Senate Assembly Oct.
20 for consideration. An open

may add
Two deans, faculty members
and 10 students from the School
of Natural Resources 'will meet
-today to consider increased stui-
dent representation on A cormmit-
tee reevaluating the entire scope
of the school.
Now ther'e are 13 faculty and
only three students onl the com-
mittee--which Vice President for
Academic Affairs Allan Smith
asked last July "to reviewthe
program of the School oftural
Resources, its relationship to other
programs of the University. ndi-d
its future growth and develop-
Bill Bryan, a stitdeii member
of the Review Coimnuirt., told the
group last week that student rep-
resentation should be increased
because students are "able ito look
at a problem an ask esionis
without vested interests thai toLhe
If the Review Committee forms
subcommittees, Bryan added, stu-
dents feel they cannot be prope-rly
represented by only three mem-
The 10 students armedyester-
day to participate ien the discus-
sions include John Blake, Rick
Botmzler, Bill Bryan, Frank Caka,
Chuck Clusen, Bob Dunblazicl-, Ar-t
Hanson, Bill Jolly, Skip Lukin, and
Doug Scott.
AdministratorsandL fclty oni
th committee include DeanStep-,
ien Spurtr of the Rackhin School
of Graduate Studies, Acting Dean
Stephen B. Preston of the School
of Natural RJources, and Profes -
sors John Bassett and Donald N.
Michael of the school.

hearing on the report is
scheduled for Oct. 7.
A minority report calling for
complete abolition of the entire
ROTC program was endorsed by
Social Work Prof. Eugene Lit-
In addition to the main body of
the report, three committee mem-
bers endorsed a statement which
called for elimination of those
ROTC courses which teach meth-
ods of ''elimination of h u in a ii
Their resolution is in accord-
ance with University policy,
which states that research aimed
at killing should not be accept-
ed by the University.
Signing the addendum were
Profs. Roy Pierce of political sci-
ence, Lehman Allen of the Law
School, and Donald Brown of psy-
Pierce explicitly stated he con-
sidered the main body of the re-
port unsatisfactory without I h e
inclusion of the addendum.
Major David Radike of t h e
Army ROTC program, a military
science instructor whose class was
disrupted in the anti-ROTC pro-
test two weeks ago, said 1 a s t
night he "did not know" what
the reaction of the Department
of Defense would be to the limita-
Col. H. K. Reynolds, command-
er of the University ROTC pro-
gram, could not be reached by The
Daily for a reaction last night.
The committee report specifi-
cally reconunends that faculties
of the University's schools a n d
college not allow academic credit
for ROTC courses.
The programs, now administer-
ed under the literary college, are
currently recognized by other col-
leges as valid electives. They may
be counted as electives with credit
toward graduation in the literary
college also.
The report also recommends
severing financial ties between the
See ROTC, Page 8

dent Nixon announced yesterday
that all draft-eligible graduate
students who do satisfactory work
during the current school y e a r
will be safe from induction at
least until next June.
Under old rules, graduate stu-
dents had been permitted to de-
lay induction only to the end of
the semester. The delay now will
cover the entire academic year.
The White House estimated that
about 10,000 men who might
otherwise be drafted would be
affected by the shift in policy.
Technically, a recommendation
that induction of graduate stu-
dents be delayed through the
school year was conveyed to the
Selective Service System f r o m
the National Security Council.
However, White House press
secretary Ronald L. Ziegler stat-
ed flatly that the recommenda-
tion will be followed.
Under the 1967 draft act, t h e
NSC is required to periodically
advise Selective Service on poli-
cies involving induction of pro-
fessional and scientific personnel
and those studying for such fields.
In i t s formal presentation to
Selective Service, the NSC said:
"In courses of graduate study, an
interruption at the end of a term.
other than the final term of the1
academic year, is costly to t h e
student in terms of expenses and
academic progress and therefore
contrary to t h e national inter-,
Recently, Nixon has announced
a number of moves aimed at eas-
ing student resistance to the
On Sept. 19 he announced can-
cellation of planned November
and December draft calls t. h a t
would have involved 50,000 men.
At the same time he said he would+
take executive action early next
year to reform the Selective Ser-
vice system should Congress faila
to act on the matter before then.








Schools, colleges plan
symposiums Oct. 15
University officials announced yesterday the administra-
tion will not cancel classes for the Oct. 15 Vietnam war
moratorium, but left the door open for faculty, department
chairmen and deans to hold forums and other special events
Schools and colleges meanwhile are planning depart-
mental meetings to organize activities for the moratorium.
The School of Public Health, and the e c o n o m i c s ,
anthropology,.history and other departments have reported

Anti-ROTC protesters mill-in with recruiters

anti-ROTC protesters mnill-ini'
amiably with military recruiters

A "mill-in" by members of
the Ad Hoc Committee to End
ROTC turned into an amiable
discussion of the military yes-
terday between military recruit-
ers and protesters.
Intended to "turn the recruit-
er's office into a people's re-
cruiting office," as one anti-
ROTC member put it, the mill-

in succeeded in keeping
cruiters occupied until
finished their day at

the re-
t h e y
4 p.m.

As many as a dozen protest-
ers crammed inti each of four
small recruiter's office at the
Placement Services office of the
Student Activities Building,
They rapped good-naturedly
with Marine and Naval recruit-
ers about everything from the
tradition of the Marine Corps

By RICK PERLOF three mem
Negotiations on the bookstore issue be- Committee
gin tomorrow as students, faculty and Representir
administration relresentatives meet in Wehrer, Pt
a preliminary discusion of the various chemistryt
proposals. Bernard of
The meeting--called yesterday by the The admi
Senate Advisory Committee on University not yet beer
Affairs SACUA)-will be at 1 p.m. in President
the Rackham East Conference Room. night that
The students will represent the Book- negotiation

ta iks

bers of the Student Relations
will represent the faculty.
ng SRC are chairman Joseph
rof. Peter A. S. Smith of the
department and Prof. Sydney
the Social Work school.
nistration representatives have
m selected.
t Robben Fleming said last
he would try to attend the
s himself "if I can fit it on

begin tomorrow
emerge from a smaller meeting later. HI to bear financial responsibility for any
did not specify who would attend such a potential losses the store might incur.
meeting. This differs from SGC's original plan
SACUA Chairman Joseph Payne notes which made the University financialy
that the meeting is not geared as a, responsible.
voting session. but as an initial dialogue SGC Executive Vice President Marc
between the various groups. Van Der Hout said last night he wants
Payne refused to speculate on whether a proposal from the group tomorrow and
a proposal would pass by Monday or be- says he expects the meeting to lead to
fore the Oct. 16 Regents meeting. an emergency Regents meeting sometime
"We'll take as long as it takes," he said. next week.

to the medals on one Naval re-
cruiter's chest.
Anti-ROTC coalition member
Barry Bluestone questioned one
recruiter about his devotion to
duty, posing the hypothetical
question "What if your super-
iors ordered you to bomb an
"I have faith in my super-
iors," answered the recruiter.
"Besides, policy is somebody
else's problem."
Referirng to Bluestone and
the other protesters) the re-
cruiter added, "If your people
were to come into power to-
mnorr'ow, I'd be committed to
At one p)oint the discussion
was interrupted by one of the
few non-protesters who had an
afternoon appointment. Blue-
stone and his fellow coalition
members listened politely while
the recruiter gave the stude nt
a recruiting talk.
Aftem his interview, the stu-
dent admitted that "the draft
brought me down here," and
said otherwise he would have no
interest in the Navy.
Recruiters refused to discuss
military policy with the visiting
m~oesers ad nrlrly occasionalI-

widespread support among
faculty to cancel classes and
hold symposiums on Vietnam.
In a letter shnt yesterday to
deans and department chairmen,
Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs Allan Smith said "there is
no University policy cancelling
classes on October 15.
"Decisions by faculty members as
to the relevance of another event
in place of a class or the possibil-
ity of rescheduling classes at ano-
ther time would come within their
normal prerogative,' 'the 1 e t t e r
Smith told the Daily, however,
that the administration "certain-
ly does not" condone cancellation
of classes without "constructive"
Smith's letter was almost word
for word the same as a draft
prepared two days ago by Presi-
dent Robben Fleming.
A month ago Fleming requesteda
SACUA to consider policy toward
faculty members who participate
in class strikes, asking whether or
not they should be denied pay.
Fleming said yesterday that
such problems will be handled by
the deans and department chair-
Earlier this week, presidents at
Rutgers, American University and
Georgetown universities in Wash-
ington, D.C. announced the en-
tire schools would be closed for
the moratorium. Fleming s a i d
yesterday he would not consider
similar action at the University
appropriate, since "the admin-
istration does not tell faculty
members what to do. It is the in-
dividual decision of a facultyr
member whether or not he feelsl
there is something in place of
class to which he should send
his students," said Fleming,
Several university presidents
have called him about the mora-
torium, Fleming added, but he
would not say which universities,
or whether they plan to take ac-
Personally, Fleming said, he
thinks the strike is "a good idea."
"It will fosus national attention
omi the issues raised by the war.
I expect to be at some of the
events myself," Fleming said.
Ott today'sI
Pa Y() Three

Registration for Ann Arbor's
special election on a city income
tax will close tomorrow night af-
ter what city officials describe as
a light turnout.
The city income tax proposal,
scheduled for the ballot Nov. 3,
calls for a levy of one per cent
on the income of Ann Arbor resi-
dents - one half per cent for
people who work in Ann Arbor
but live elsewhere - and a 7.5
mill reduction of the property tax
The Concerned Citizens of An-.
Arbor, meanwhile, said yesterday
they will not have enough signa
tures before Monday's filir-
deadline to but a recall action for
Mayor Robert Harris and Demo-
cratic councilmen on the ballot.
But Jack Garris, chairman o1
the campaign, said yesterday that
"we have enough signatures for a
recall election in one ward." Gar-
ris declined to comment on which
A city income tax was first pro-
posed by the Blue Ribbon Con
mittee on Financial Needs ani,
Resources set up by former may
or Wendell E. Hulcher in MA<
1967. The committee report, su':
mitted in July 1968, recommend,
that an Ann Arbor city incom-
tax be adopted in January, 1971.
In August, Harris asked the Cit
Council to institute the inconm
tax in January, 1970 instead c~
When asked about the changr
for the passage of the income
tax, Harris said he could not pr-
di-t whaththey would be. Buthis
did say that "a survey in Yps.-
lanti on their proposed incom,
tax showed 70 per cent in favor
of the tax."
Public hearings on the incom'
tax will be held on Oct. 15 and
Harris urges passage of a city
income tax. stressing:

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