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Con gress

Wide 'U' participation in moratorium

Legislators join nationwide protest

The New Mobilization Com-
mittee yesterday released i t s
complete schedule of sympos-
iums, lectures, movies, rallies,
and debates for the Vietnam
war moratorium Oct. 15, as
support for the strike contin-
ued to grow.
The list of schools represent-
ed in moratorium day programs
is all but a roster of the Uni-
versity - from music and na-
tural resources, to the medical,
law and education schools and
departments in LSA ranging
from English to economics to
Professors will preside o v e r
morning presentations in H i 11
Aud. to confront the issues of
the Vietnam war and U.S. mili-
tary policy in general.
Economics professors Daniel
Fusfeld and F. M. Scherer will
start the day at 9 a.m.
"It is the domestic relation-
ship between politics and busi-
ness that causes foreign prob-

lems such as Vietnam," Fusfeld
contends in explaining his
"Even if we get out of Viet-
nam, the mechanisms which got
us in will get us into another
Vietnam unless something is
done," he added.
Following Fusfeld's talk will be
a presentation by Scherer on
"Decision-making in Military
Procurement Programs."
He will discuss the process by
which the U.S. decides who will
make armaments for the mili-
tary, and whether this process
results in the best equipment
at the lowest prices.
Chemistry Prof. Irwin Gold-
stein is scheduled to talk on
"Nature of Weapons, Legal As-
pects, and Use of Chemical and
Biological Weapons in Vietnam."
Goldstein says that the Unit-
ed States is using poison gases
and defoliants in Vietnam, in
direct conflict with the Geneva
Protocol of 1925, which pro-
hibits "the use in war of as-

phyxiating poisons or o t h e r
gases and all analogous liq-
uids, materials or devices."
While plans for the morator-
ium are being completed, sup-
port continues to develop.
The largest recent support of
the moratorium within the Uni-
versity came from Asian studies
personnel in a petition w i t h
126 signatures.
The petition condemns' the
"futility and inhumanity of this
war" and asks for "the immed-
iate withdrawal of all U. S.
troops and supplies from Viet-
It further asserts the intent
of Asian studies people to "sus-
pend all regular academic func-
tions on Oct. 15 and to support
the activities of the morator-
A similar petition circulated in
the English department drew
34 signatures including that of
chairman Russell Fraser. Many
members of the journalism de-
See 'U', Page 7

By The Associated Press
Next Wednesday's anti-war
moratorium is allying students
across the nation with politic-
ians, businessmen and profes-
sional people, as plans for na-
tionwide activities begin to gell.
Even Capitol Hill will lend a
hand. Plans to keep the House
of Representatives in session
all night on Oct. 14 as a sym-
bol of protest against the war
have been disclosed by R e p.
Benjamin Rosenthal (D-NY).
Rosenthal says enough speak-
ers have been lined up to talk
through the night.
"I think this is going to be,
the largest citizens* participa-
tion of its kind in the history
of this country," Rosenthal
The greatest-participation, of
course, will be on the nations'
campuses. Dozens of colleges
have canceled classes or an-
nounced that students absent
from classes on Oct. 15 will not
be penalized.

Elsewhere plans for the mora-
torium include rallies, speeches,
marches, religious services, and
class strikes. The coast-to-coast
activities will culminate in a 5
p.m. candlelight procession
around the White House, ex-
pected to draw some 45,000
members. The procession will be
led by Coretta King, widow of
the Rev. Martin Luther King
Some form of activity con-
nected with the moratorium will
take place in every state.
Seventeen senators and 47
congressmen have expressed
support of the moratorium as
long as it remains "peaceful,
lawful and nonviolent. And con-
gressional staff members plan a
vigil on the Capitol steps.
Support from state and local
officials is growing.
In Boston, where 100,000 peo-
ple are expected at a rally, the
city council has instructed the
mayor to arrange appropriate

observances for the Oct. 15 ac-
Massachusetts Gov. Francis
W. Sargent has endorsed t h e
action, as well as two other New
England governors - Democrat
Kenneth Curtis of Maine and
Democrat Frank Licht of Rhode
In New York, Mayor John V.
Lindsay and other officials will
take part in a ceremony on Wall
Street. As in hundreds of other
ceremonies around the coun-
try, the names of war dead will
be read.
In addition, the New York
City Board of Education will al-
low teachers and pupils to take
the day off, and has urged those
who stay in school to hold dis-
cussions about the Vietnam con-
Columbia and New York Uni-
versities have also authorized
student and faculty absences.
Rallies will be held op Park
Ave. and Wall Street, and at
See 11'IDE, Page 7

-Daily-.dim Judkis
New Jhobe offjice stiqf f (it acork

See Editorial Page

\:Yl r e


II aiti

Stormy over Wines Field
with chance of red tide

Vol. LXXX, No. 32

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 10, 1969

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

State Senate warns



about limiting

The State Senate yesterday
warned the University that it
supports "the current ROTC
program without reduction."
However, key legislators said
the warning will have no effect
on appropriations, while o n e
Democratic legislator called it "a
publicity stunt."
A resolution sponsored by
George Kuhn (R-Birmingham)
declares "that the University of
Michigan is advised hereby of leg-
islative support for retaining the
ROTC program without reduc-
The resolution notes in response
to the recently released R O T C
report by SACUA that a Univer-
sity faculty committee has pro-
posed to "abolish the program or
to reduce it drastically - and that
committee is agreed upon sever-
ance or revision."
Michigan is the only university
mentioned by name in the resolu-
tion, although it is aimed at all
state colleges and universities
"now providing ROTC programs or
which may in the future provide
increased ROTC programs."
Senate Minority Leader Sander
Levin (D-Berkeley) called the re-
solution "misguided and not worth
the paper it's written on" and "a
publicity stunt" Levin also ac-
cused Kuhn of wanting "a big
hubbub on the floor over the re-
Levin assured that "President
Fleming has our support if any
action is taken" concerning ap-
propriations to the University.
In addition both Senate A p -
p~ropriations Committee Chairman
Charles Zollar (R-Benton Harbor'
and House Appropriations Chair-
man William Copeland (D-Wyan-
dotte) said the resolution "will
not affect appropriations to the
Zollar emphasize that University
appropriations will be affected
only insofar as money for the
ROTC program goes.
"I am in favor of the resolu-
tion," noted Copeland, but he
agreed with Zollar about the ef-
fect on appropriations.
Thte chief University official
involved with the State Legisla-
ture, Vice-President for S t a t e
See STATE, Page 7






--Dailyi -Jerr W(ch.ler
'Hare. kimiIiia 4)1 the Diag
Members of the flare Krishna Temple in Detroit chant yesterday
in an effort to gain total self-realization. Devotees prepare to blow
the resonant conch shell which permeated classrooms surrounding
the Diag throughout the day.
FBI SeekS leader
of White Panters
The FBI yesterday began an interstate lsearch for White
Panther Defense Minister Pun Plamondon, charged along with
two other Panthers in the bombing of a Central Intelligence
Agency office in Ann Arbor last fall.
"We've got a bench warrant on him and we're looking for
him," said a spokesman for the FBI in Detroit. The warrant
for Plamondon's arrest was pbtained shortly after a federal

Over 65 literary college students arrested in the book-
stor'e sit-in will probably never face University discipline,
Dean William Hays said last night.
Hays said the college would consider instituting disciplin-
ary proceedings only if any serious new evidence in the case
turned up. The dean said this would be "extremely unlikely."
Hays said he will simply "invite" the students to discuss
the sit-in with him and several faculty from the Administra-
tive Board in "off the record" sessions.
Hays is the second dean to announce he will probably
not press charges against those arrested. The first was Resi-
dential College Dean James
Robertson. B o s r
Meanwhile over 60 airested stu-
dents from the various schools,
voted Wednesday night to refuse
to discuss the sit-in with any
deans at all. oposal
Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs Allan Smith and deans from
the six schools whose students
were involved, proposed the dis-I
cussions Monday as an alternative !
to any immediate disciplinary By SHARON WEINER
But at that time, Smith and A draft of a proposal for the
the deans left open the possibility creation of a University bookstore
that the University may discipline calls for a $5 rolling assessment, a
students after criminal proceeed- University-wide referendum, and
ings are completed. Academic dis- the creation of a bookstore con-
cipline could involve probation or trolling board.
suspension. The draft, similar to the pro-
The students who met Wednes- posals agreed upon by student re-
day voted unanimously to de- presentatives and Senate Advisory
nounce the proposed talks with Committee on University Affairs
the deans as "a veiled process of (SACUA) Tuesday, will be sub-
indictment with the dean acting mitted to President Robben Flem-
as judge and jury. ing tomorrow in an effort to ob-
*Due process has been legally tain administration support for
guaranteed for university disci- the plan.
plinary proceedings and we de- Copies of the proposal will be
mand. such guarantees in this distributed to the Regents for
case," the resolution states. consideration before their Oct. 16
"Specifically any, disciplinary meeting.
hearings must be in open court, The draft is the product of
with defense counsel and a specific an ad hoc committee composed of
aleged charge. Informal hearings law Prof. Robert Knauss, a mem-
violate this due process guaran- ber
ee w imating committee member Alan
Dean Hays, who has kdwith Neff, and Bob Smith,'70 L.
only one student so far, said he Neil Hollenshead, '70 L and SGC
regards the talks only as a way president Marty McLaughlin also
"to point out that the college has attended yesterday's meeting of
regulations. the committee.
"If any students refuse what we "Our proposals are similar to
consider a cordial invitation, then those of last Tuesday's negotiating
all we can do is accept that," committee," Knauss said last
declared Hays. Ijys said the stu- 1 night. These proposals include:
dents' response to his invitation- -funding the bookstore through
See HAYS, Page 7fudnthbokortrug
eHAY.g 7-.--'. See ASSESSMENT, Page 10
SGC calls for rally
on bookstore issue

-Daily-Donna ass i
TED SPEARMAN, chairman of last night's BLSA hearing, speaks on the need for black attorneys,
and alleged racism in the University law school. The BLSA is demanding increased enrollment of
black students and immediate hiring of five black law faculty.
Black. community voices
support for BLSA demands

Nearly all the black organiza-
tions in Washtenaw County last
night voiced their support for the
demands of the Black Law Stu-
dent Alliance (BLSAt at the al-
liance's open hearing on racism
in the University's Law School.
The meeting, which was attend-
ed by over 200 people, was called
to focus on the students' demands
for increased black enrollment and
the immediate hiring of five black
professors in the Law School.
After the hearing, BLSA leaders

urged students to boycott classes!
today and attend a noon rally in
the Law Quad to protest the al-
leged racism in the school.
Ted Spearman, BLSA member,
said the purpose of the meeting
was to demonstrate "needs that
require black attorneys and needs
that require black law students.
"Unless the need we will show
is met, whoever or whatever keeps
the need from being met is racist,"
he concluded. "The Law School
is racist because it has the capa-
city to solve our problems."

grand jury indicted him and
charge Wednesday.
Ken Kelley. White P a n t h e r
deputy minister of information,
declined to say whether he knew
where Plamondon v,'as. He did say,
however, "Pun is being well taken'
care of---in such a wy that he'll
never be r captuLred.'
Plamnondon is charged -on t w o
federal counts i the grand jury
indictment. The first count states
that he, WhitePanther orma-
tion Minister John Sinclair, and
Detroit White Panther J o l n W.
Forrest "did combine, conspire
confederate and agree" to bomb
the CIA office Sept. 9 19
That charge alone ca.rrisa
maximum penalty of five years in
prison and a $10.000 fine.
The second count names only
Plamondon. and char_,s him with

two others on a conspiracy


Law Dean Francis A. Allen was'
not present at last night's meeting.
In a statement issued yesterdayt
he said "I do not propose to be?
present at the meeting on Thurs-!
day evening." He said that he did3
not see how the format of last
night's meeting. would bring forth
"the wisdom and rationality that{
should be provided."
Allen has called a meeting to-
day for the law school community
on minority group admissions pol-
icy at 3:15 p.m. in Room 120 of
Hutchins Hall.
Spearman blasted the dean con-
tending, "Dean Allen says our;
meeting is not conducive to ra-
tional thought, but tomorrow at
their meeting they (the Law
School are wviling to talk."
There wvere three members of the
law school faculty at the meeting
last night. Following the hearing, j
Prof. David Chambers said "theI
meeting provided a wonderful op-j
portunity to get some better ap-
preciation of the need for black
lawyers, and I hope the BLSA ist
successful at that."
Ron Harris, president of theI
Black Student Union (BSU) an-
nounced BSU's support of the al-'
liance. He said "BSU wholeheart-
edly supports the move that BLSA

Africa awaits


e Uniersity's proposed Junior Yeai'
in Africa Program JYA> ,though still
Mnder study, will be unofficially inaugu-
rated this weekend when graduate student
Pobbie Turner leaves to spend a year at
the University of Ohana.
The Junior Year in Africa Program, ac-
cording to the present tentative plan, will,
beginning in the fall of 1970, send Uni-
t E',,itV ct,,rlecnt. at A f,.inea,,, ,mnanr ,s

liminary study of the program, which is
being co-ordinated by graduate student
Richard Ross, former University admis-
sions assistant and former assistant to the
director in Office of Financial Aid. Final
approval of the proposed project must come
from the Regents.
Because the JYA program ha: not yet
passed the proposal stage, administrative
arrangements are generally being delayed.
For instance, the University has snfar

--To create an academic and cultural
opportunity for students to assist in the
development of human and natural re-
sources at home and abroad;
-To encourage clarification and appre-
ciation for African culture and heritage,
and dispel misconceptions about Africa and
America through research and teaching:
-To teach and advance knowledge
through research;
--To develop human resources for na-

Student Government Council
last night decided to sponsor al
rally prior to next Friday's Re-!
gents meeting in an effort tol
assure passage of a student-con-
trolled bookstore.
The motion urged students "to
attend the Regents meeting in
such a way the Regents cannot!
ignore." The wording closely re-r
sembled the resolution passed
Sept. 4, which called for a rally

funded by~ a rolling $5 assessment
with the University released from
financial liability.
SGC approved the draft unani-
mously last night after stipulating
that the University delegate fi-
nancial responsibility to students.
In the case of bankruptcy, Coun-
cil said, the University would be
formally responsible for the store's
liabilities, but students would be
assessed the money to pay off the

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