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Vol. LXXX, No. 30 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 8, 1969 Ten Cents
omentum gathers for anti-war morato
By NADINE COHODAS 50,000 people will attend the mass colleagues to support the mora- aspects of the war. Some of the den, one of the "Chicago 8" on
With only a week left before rally scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 15 torium; programs include a forum on trial for activities during the 1968
the Oct. 15 national moratorium in the stadium. -Through massive leafletting chemical and biological warfare, a Democratic convention in C h i- a~ue'(I 9
against the war in Vietnam, sup- "The idea is to involve as many which began yesterday at area symposium on the role of the cago, will speak on campus some-
port for the strike is growing in people as possible in all walks factories (Ford Motor Co., River media and a poetry reading of time during the day on Oct. 15.
the Ann Arbor area, of life," says Barry Cohen, '70, a Rouge, Wixom Assembly Plant) anti-war poems. Mobe received significant re-
Spearheading the local effort is member of the steering committee and at shopping centers; Beyrs says the Architecture cognition last week when Univer-
New Mobilization to End the War and coordinator for the Oct. 15 -Through an extensive door- Aud. and Canterbury House have sity officials announced it would
in Vietnam which estimates it has strike. The moratorium is the first to-door campaign scheduled for been turned over to Mobe for con- allow faculty members to hold
more than 1,200 students, faculty major action of the fall anti- Sunday; and tinuous showings of "anti-w a r, forums and other special events
members, and Ann Arbor resi- war offensive which will culmin- -Through an expanded peti- anti-violence and anti-repression Oct. 15 instead of holding
dents as active workers. ate in another strike Nov. 14 and tion drive on Oct. 15 in the Ann films." classes. President Fleming agreed
Run by a 12-man steering com- 15 and a mass march on Wash- Arbor area, Bloomfield Hills and Capping the day will be the to turn over the stadium or the
mittee, "Mobe" has enlisted the ington on Nov. 15. Birmingham. "Michigan Mass/Rally Against the Events Bldg. to anti-war activi-
support of faculty and students Cohen says Mobe is organizing Although plans for Oct. 15 may War" at 7 p.m. in the stadium. tiqs.
from several schools, colleges and people along several levels: change, zoology Prof. Robert Bey- Sen. Philip Hart (D-Michi, U.S. "It was clear to Fleming that
departments within the University -In dorms where one Mobe er, coordinator of the events, Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit we were going to make Ann Ar-
and is concentrating on mobilizing says the current schedule calls for State Senators Roger Craig (D- bor a center for war activities
area residents in the remaining member is responsible for each an "umbrella" symposium in Hill Dearborn), and Coleman Young whether we had the approval of
days before the strike. corridor; Aud. from 9 a.mn. to 12 p.m. cov- tD-Det.) are scheduled to speak. the administration or not," Cohen
Mobe spokesmen expect 80-90 -In fraternities and sororities; ering several facets of the war. Ann Arbor Mayor Robert Harris says. ^
per cent of the University com- --Through faculty contacts in In the afternoon symposiums is also expected to send a mes- "We're expecting Fleming to call
munity to participate in the mora- each department of the Univer- put on by departments will exam- sage. off the class he teaches Wednes- obe ustles with
torium and estimate that at least sity who are encouraging t h e i r ine more specifically the different Mobe spokesman say Tom Hay- See OCT. 15, Page 8 office

Eight Pages

RC calls off
to back Oct.



15 strike





The Representative Assem-
bly of the Residential College
last night cancelled classes
Oct. 15 in support of the na-
tion-wide moratorium against
the war in Vietnam.
The 9-7 vote on the question
followed a heated debate involving
arguments on the rights of indi-
viduals and on the legitimacy of
U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
"What right do you have to tell
me what to do?" asked one stu-
dent, speaking in opposition to'
the motion.
Marty Scott, '72, agreed, saying,
"We are on dangerous ground
when we start deciding that some
people's rights are more important
than other people's rights."
However, one Assembly member
argued that the "whole damn
country is stepping on a lot of
people's rights."
"We must realize we are dealing
with a repressive situation," said
David Daskovsky, '72, in arguing
against the idea that class can-
cellation wo u ld abrogate the
rights of those students and fac-
ulty members who did not wish
to strike.
The resolution cancelling classes'
was adopted by the Assembly fol-
lowing a "community meeting" in
the college. At the meeting, stu-
dents, faculty, and administrators;
voted to ask the Assembly to can-
cel classes.
Before the vote was taken, Dean
James Robertson, director of RC,
spoke against the motion.
"A truly meaningful commit-
ment comes only when each indi-
vidual makes the decision to
strike on his own," Robertson said.
The motion to cancel classes
was substituted for an earlier mo-
tion which only "urged" against
"business as usual" at the college
on Oct. 15.
According to psychology Prof.
Alan Guskii, several assembly
members who would have voted
for the original motion, voted
against outright cancellation of
The original motion asked that
alternatives be provided for those
students who choose not to attend
classes Oct. 15.
By a unanimous vote, the as-
sembly also passed a motion ex-
pressing "moral repugnance to the
Vietnam War and all it stands
Meanwhile, University Activities
Center also announced last night
it would not conduct any business
on Oct. 15, in support of the

Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs
(SACUA) and student representatives yesterday reached in-
formal agreement on key points in the controversy over
creation of a University bookstore.
They also agreed to draft a detailed proposal at a meet-
ing Thursday, discuss the plan with President Robben Fleming
later this week and submit it to the Regents for consideration
at next week's regular monthly meeting.
The major point of agreement at yesterday's negotiat-
ing session was that the bookstore schould be funded through
a $5 rolling assessment. This money, which would be refund-
ed when the student or fee member left the University,
would replace the one-time -
fee assessment previously
planned. tIC
Other points of agreement in-HRd akf
cludcd plans for:
-Holding a University-wide
referendum sponsored by Studenotr;mor
Government Council but conducted V
in the various schools and colleges
on the question of the rolling as-
--Creation of a bookstore con-
trolling board composed of six
students, three faculty members By ALEXA CANADY
and a non-voting administrator; The Ann Arbor Human Rela-
-Possible amalgamation of the tions Commission (HRC) last
bookstore and SGC's Discount night Coved (re ) as
Store. night approved a report asking
The final proposal will be draft- that City Council grant it vastly
ed Thursday by an ad hoc com- increased authority and juris-
mittee composed of law Prof. Rob- diction.
ert Knauss, bookstore co-ordinat- The report specifically asks:
ing committee member Alan Neff --HRC be given subpoena power;
and Bob Smith, '70L. ---City ordinance be drawn up
The committee will then meet making discrimination in employ-
with Fleming in an effort to secure ment and public accommodations
the support of the administration a misdemeanor so HRC can deal
for the plan. Copies of the pro- directly in these areas as well as
posal will then be delivered to the in housing;
Regents so they will have time to -HRC be given the power to
consider it before their Oct. 16-17 issue cease-and-desist orders and
meeting, to seek civil injunctions; and
"Our goal is to get things -Creation of an ombudsman to
through as fast as we can," said handle the complaints of the pub-
SACUA chairman Joseph Payne. lic regarding mistreatment by City
Discussion at. yesterday's meet- personnel or public agencies.
ing centered primarily around the However, the major discussion
rolling assessment and the possi- of the report last night centered
bility of holding a referendum in on its effect on the city's largest
which each of the colleges would employer, the University. The re-
vote separately-a plan supported port states that, "it is highly
last month by the Regents. dubious whether the city could
After some discussion, student properly exercise control over a
representatives from the architec- state-level agency such as the
ture school, the Law School, the University of Michigan."
business administration school, the f Commissioner Theodore St.

ROT(, forum
Classics Prof. Theodore Buttrey, co-chairman
sembly's Academic Affairs committee speaks
open hearing on ROTC. Buttrey defended the
majority of the committee not to take a moral
ROTC question. See story, Page 8.

-Daily-Jim Judkis
of Senate As-
at last night's
decision of the
position on the

Black student group
to 'try' Law School
The Black Law Students Alliance (BLSA) is mounting
a major attack on what members consider "racist" aspects
of the Law School.
The students will hold an open hearing tomorrow to
"let the people be the judge" as to whether the school is a
"racist institution."
In a leaflet which will be circulated on campus today the
BLSA members "demand in good faith, that 'the Law School
faculty present itself, in good faith, at a hearing to show

-Da il'-nJinJiidkis
Three faculty members discuss the bookstore question
City Council schedules Iiearing
t examine disorder reports

Daily News Analysis
Community views may prove
decisive as City Council attempts
to resolve the current dispute over
prevention of the recurrence of in-
cidents like last summer's dis-
orders on South University Ave.
A public hearing on Nov. 17 will
focus on two separate sets of
recommendations, both arising
from a recent study undertaken

by an ad hoc committee of three
City Council members.
The committee's majority re-
port, presented to City Council
last month, says a permanent so-
lution would require improving
and expanding present city facili-
ties for youth activities. In addi-
tion, the report says, the facili-
ties must be made more relevant
to the young people who use them.
According to the report, writ-
ten by Democratic Councilmen:

cause why the University of
a racist institution."
Ted Spearman, a member of
BLSA, said members of the Wash-
tenaw County black community
will discuss police harrassment
and racial injustice in the area at
the hearing tomorrow.
Spearman said this would at-
test to the need for black law-
yers and the Law School's neglect
of its social responsibilities.
A "statement of facts" distri-
buted yesterday by BLSA upon
which the demand for the s h o w
cause hearings %as based, said:
-"In the United States less
thantwo pir cent of all attorn-
eys are black.
--"In American law schools less
than three per cent of all the
enrollment is Black.
-"In American law schools less

Michigan Law School is not


Landlords gird

for rent strike

Robert Faber( Second Ward) and
Nicholas Kazarinoff (Third Ward)
these recommendations are direct-
ed mainly At the junior and senior
high school students who, the re-
port says, were the dominant age
group involved in the disturbances.
But this assumption, as well as
the majority report's recommend-
ations, are disputed in conserva-
tive circles, where it is felt that
the disturbances were instigated
by revolutionary segments within
the youth community.
This view prompted Councilman
Joseph Edwards (R-3rd Ward)
and former Republican Council-
man Richard E. Balzhiser to issue
a separate report which says the
city must deal firmly with "the
revolutionary element."
"These people will not be satis-
fied by the creations of additional
youth facilities," says Balzhiser.
The minority report, presented
to City Council Monday, claims
that prevention of future disturb-
ances requires firm action by the
city's law enforcement agencies in,
the event of illegal activities.
At first glance, the two reports
appear to be a reflection of two
popular approaches to alleviating
social ills-the majority report at-
tempts to deal with causes of "un-
rest." and the minority report tries


Ann Arbor landlords are still waiting
this fall to hear from the Tenants Union.
Although most landlords report they
have not yet been affected by the r e n t
strike, they acknowledge that the returns
are not yet in. "It's too early to tell," says
Jay Gampbell. manager of Summit As-
Some tenants deadlines for paying

nursing school, the engineering
college and the social work school
agreed to abide by the results of
a campus-wide referendum,
They asked, however, that they
be allowved to conduct the election
within their own college and then
send the results to SGC. They
said this would insure a higher
voter turnout and allow them to
examine the results in their own

Antoine, chairman of the com-
mittee, remarked that "we can be
sure that if we (RC) move in
on the University with cease-and-
desist orders it would declare its
state of immunity and we would
be involved in several years of
David Cowley, director of HRC,
claimed that the University is not
carefully checked for discrimina-
tion. "Although the contract com-

maintenance procedures. Apartments Ltd.,
for instance, now says it makes all repairs
as necessary - unlike last year when
owners of individual buildings had to
authorize the necessary expenditure. And
Charter Realty has hired an additional
man to supervise maintenance.
Some landlords feel that students were
moving away from thV Tenants Union.
"Some kids are disillusioned with the rent
strike," says Robert Schram, an office
manager at Charter Realty. He claims he

bookstore. "They are giving all these is-
ues a certain priority," said DeVoer. "The
rent strike is not top priority."
There seems to be a consensus among
landlords that if they can prevent com-
plaints by tenants from piling up, they
can head off striking by their tenants.
Meanwhile Tenants Union spokesmen
continue to emphasize that the strike is
not for the purpose of rectifying individual
housing problems. Rather, t h e y explain,
the aim of the rent strike is to force land-

Representatives at yesterday's pliance division of the federal
meeting said they expected the government does study the Uni-
question of amalgamating the versity, the problem is that they
bookstore and the Discount Store come only once every year or two
to be discussed at their meeting years," he commented. "Perhaps
with Fleming. we could work out an arrange-
SGC is expected to review the ment to be the federal govern-
draft of the bookstore plan at its ment's on the scene agent," he
regular meeting tomorrow. added. The report suggests t h a t
HRC also might act as the local
agent for the Federal Employment
1 n to 1as!Opportunity Commission.
St. Antoine expressed concern
Page Thethat concentrating on the Univer-
sitymight be a misallocation of
0Court martial proceedings HRC's resources, because "it has
0 Cour atilfr e ir Fed an internal system of its own," he
begin at Seifridge Air Force said.
Base against a black air Commissioner Evelyn Moore re-
force officer who allegedly plied "that brings the problem of

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