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Vol. LXXX, No. 35

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 14, 1969

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Jury debates




e talk-s

The jury in the second LSA Bldg. sit-in trial was
unable to reach a verdict early this morning and was sent
to the Statler Hilton Hotel for the night. They will return
to the court at 10 a.n. today when their deliberations will
A six-man jury continued deliberations early this morn-
ing in the second trial of persons arrested and charged with
contention in the LSA Bldg. sit-in.
It appeared that the jury was having some difficulty
reaching a verdict in the trial of Julia Wrigley, William De-
Jong, Nicholas O'Connor, Eliot Lefcowitz, Harris Huberman,
James McFerson and Michael Euman.
Shortly before 12:30 a.m., the jury foreman re-entered
the courtroom and asked District Court Judge Pieter Thomas-
sen for a re-definition of the contention statute. Thomassen
re-read the statute along with a definiion from a legal
"Are we bound by the definition?" the foreman asked.



Argus su it
i)y judge
A two-pronged lawsuit aimed at
the Ann Arbor Arguss thrown
out of circuit court by Judge-Ross
Campbell yesterday.
The suit, filed by three mem-
bers of the local Republican party,
aa d named as defendants Argus
Editor Ken Kelley and the Uni-
yexrsity Regts for distributing
th Aug. 13 issue 01 the newspaper.
Also named as defendants were
Mayor Robert Harris, City At-
to:tney Jerrold Lax, and County
Px osecutor William Delhey. The
suit sought to reprimand the city
officials for failing to issue a
formal opinion on he obscenity
of the Argus issue, wich carried
a picture of Republican Council-
man James Stephenson holding a
hand-drawn penis.
Former Republican Councilman
john Hathaway, one Of the plaint-
iffs, said, "The judge stated each
oY the attorneys agreed that their
clients would not distribute any
more copies of the issue in ques-
tion. Based on these tatemients
an injunction against distribution
could not have been issued."
Republican Councilman Joseph
Edwards and Attorney John Mc-
Cormick filed the suit with Hatha-
Kelley saidyesterday that there
is "no subs ftane to their claims.
I think Hathaway did a great job
and hope he will take action any
ine he wants. I found out he is
a really strange inan.''
Hathaway said he filed the suit
as "a legal lest case. I don't want
to see the Argus taken ot the
streets, what we wIant is legal de-
termination of whether or not the
publication should be restrained."'
The University was charged be-
cause it sells the Areus in th e
Michigan Union, Ilathaway said
no other defendants were named
because they might have been
hurt by legal expenses.

"You are bound tb take the law
as I give it to you," Thomassen
said. He also told the foreman
that the jury was sworn to agree
to a verdict, but added that no
juror was bound to yield any
strong conviction.
James McFerson, '73, one of the
original seven defendants, was
granted nolo contendere ta plea
of uncontested guilt) after he ex-
plained he believed a verdict of
guilty could deleterious to his fed-
eral school loan.
The prosecuting attorney, Tho-
mtas Shea, attempted to prove that
it was not only the six other de-,
fendants that created a contention,
but it was the effect of all 107
present that prevented the janitor-
ial staff from completing their as-
signed duties.
Elmer White. attorney forthe1
defense, said the question was not,
in the presence of the students1
in the building, but whether they
created a disturbance while they
were there. -

Ive(~if' MoI)C wfork r gan ~iiIze sup port





moratorium, participation

\Vith less than 24 hours to go
before the beginning of tomor-
row's anti-war moratorium, the
New Mobilization Committee to
End the War in Vietnam (New
Mobe ) is confidently finalizing its

He contended the sit-in had
been peaceful and that they left
peacefully without any violence.
Qerald Graichen. a student
member of the janitorial team,
said he had been ordered to stop'
working by the head of the main-
tnance team. He added they
"wer' concerned for my welfare."
However, he indicated he was nev-
er threatened.

Expressing o p t i m i s i about
chances of success for tomorrow's
nationwide protests, New Mobe
yesterday released a linal sum-
mary of tomorrow's scheduled
events, and predicted that 90 per
cent of the University's clanses
would be seriously affect1cd by the-
Highlighting tomorrow's >chcd-
ule will be a program of 12 speak-
,. ers at Michigan Stadium in the

evening, a program of discussions
at Hill Aud. featuring an after-
noon appearance by poet Allen
Ginsberg. six anti--war films to be
shown throughout Ann Arbor. and
seminar programs staged by 16
department s.
The stadium program will be-
gin with a mass rally on the Diag
at 5 p m. to gather stupport. About
6 p.m the group will march from
he alia toward the stadium
c a r r y i n g flashlights. Original
plans called for candles instead of
flashlights-- but police refused to
approve them.
At the stacium SRC . a rck
group, will perform until people'
are seated. At 7:15. Sen. Philip
Hait <D-Mich) and either Mayor

Non-strit king profe0ssors defend
stand on Vietnam mrroratoriumr

Some professors both liberal and
conservative have refused to cancel
their classes in support of the war
moratorium tomorrow. They base
their stands on academic freedom
and the political neutrality of the
A Daily interview with two of
these professors yesterday showed:
agreement between a political lib-
eral and a conservative. Neither
could justify cancelling classes,
despite their obvious differences on
the war in Vietnam.
Prof. Stephen J. Tonsor of the
history department, an avowed
conservative, says "I would hold

class for a number of reasons the
most basic of which is I don't be-
live in the politicization of the
'In California right now a pro-
fessor is being denied a forum on
which to speak. When a campus
such as the Universiy of Califor-
nia becomes politicized and in
complete conflict with the sur-
rounding authorities and taxpay-
ers, the Regents will intrude to
hire and fire professors.
"You will pay a price for the
moratorium and that price is aca-
demic freedom. This University
isn't immune to that sort of thing.
Our society is moving right and
the power of the professor to speak
is dependent in the final analysis
on the good will of society.
Prof. L. Hart Wright of the law
school, a liberal who once chaired
the local Americans for Demo-
cratic Action, says, "Basically I
think the University should be
politically neutral and therefore
shouldn't as an entity take a posi-
tion on any question that has
significant political relevance.'
"I believe we should get out of
Vietnam but I am going to class
to preserve the neutrality of Prof.
Hart Wright although in my non-
professorial capacity I have strong
feelings against the var.
"I must be two different people.
I can easily understand why a stt-
dent could not go to class, but I
as professor would entirap those
who did not share my views. I'll
be in class but if I were a student
I probably wouldn't be."
On the war itself, Tonsor op-
poses immediate withdrawal. ''TITe
war has lost its usefulness and we
are paying an exorbitant price fol'
what we are getting. But I'm not
a dove. far from it. We shouldn't
spend more lives. as we have been
spending them, over the last six

"Fleming has acted poorly
throughout. Fleming's thoughts on
Vietnam are irrelevant. There were
t h o u s a n d s of people whose
thoughts were more interesting
and who were better qualified to
speak. We hire Fleming not for
his views but for his administra-
tion. and we're getting precious
little of it.'
Wright cautioned, "I would hope
that Fleming spoke as an individ-
ual and not as president .My at-
titude is the same toward the Re-.
gents: I would not like them to
make a political stance on ques-
tions not directly involved in the,
educational concerns of this insti-
tution' as such."
Neither Tonsor nor Wright saw
any blatant contradictions be-
tween political neutrality of the
University and the existence of
ROTC and classified research on
Wright said, "I don't live in a
perfect world and would rather
have ROTC as an extracurriculum
activity than have the service
see NON-STRIKING, Page 6

Robert Harris or Mayor pro tem
LeRoy Cappaert will kick off the
speaking program.
Also slated for the stadium pro-
gram are speeches by Rep. John
Conyers 'D-Detroit), State Rep.
Roger Craig D-Dearborn', State
Sen. Coleman Young (D-Lansing .
and Tom Hayden. co-founder of
SDS and currently charged with
conspiracy in the "Chicago 8"
During the day, the Michigan
Petition Drive for Peace, which is
currently circulating pet i t i on]ris
:hroughout the state asking for
the withdrawal of troops from,
Vietnam by July 1970. will at-
tempt to gain support from par-
ticipants in the moratorium.
At 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the
Petition Drive -a group composed
prim"ariy of students and faculty
which grew otut of. the anti-war
teach-in last, month --will be re-
cruiting students to help canvass
Ann Arbor for signatutres and will
be seeking student signatures.
Approximately 1500 names have
alreat been collected. and the
group is hoping to add between
5000 and 7000 signatures by the
end of the year. Organizational
efforts of the city's 30 precincts
efforts by the group have already
beuin in 21 of the city's 30 pre-
cinet s as well as coneressional dis-
tricts 11, 18, and 19.
The -first activity scheduled for
tomorrow will be picketing at the
Administration Bldg. "to protest'
the fact that non-academic em-
ployes of the University have not
been given the option of taking
the day off without penalty."
Every hour picketers will also
be sent to the Ann Arbor Bank,
the Ann Arbor Draft Board, the
Institute for Science and Tech-
nology, North Hall -- home of
ROTC, the Ann Arbor military re-
cruiting office and the "Wa r -
priced Supermarket.'
A series of faculty panels dis-
cussing aspects of the war rang-
ing from chemical and biological
warfare to the military-industrial
complex are then scheduled to run
from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
See NEW, Page 7

An Ann Arbor management
company yesterday confirmed
that it would become the first
rental agency to enter i n t o
negotiations w i t h Tenants
Union representatives since
the union began a rent strike
last February.
Ron Weisner, manager of
McKinley Associates, emphas-
ized the talks would be of an
exploratory nature, aimed at
clearly defining Tenants Un-
ion demands.
He declined to give formal rec-
ognition to the union at this point,
but a source close to the manage-
ment company predicted that rec-
ognition would probably be grant-
ed after talks opened.
"We will enter into investigatory
negotiations with the 'Tenants Un-
ion, without. recognition," said
Rent strike organizers have
claimed over 50 per cent of M-
Kinley tenants eithei are striking
or plan to begin striking wit h
their next rent payment, McKin-
ley manages 90 housing units,
with approximately 200 tenants.
"The purpose of these negotia-
tions will be to determine who
wants what. We've heard so many
different demands and so many
different attitudes from so many
different people we're not sure
what they want," Weisner said.
"As a new management agency
that's only been in the business
for three months," continued
Weisner, "we realize there are a
number of student concerns re-
garding apartment living in Ann
Arbor. It's our purpose as an
agency to act on reasonable re-
quests for the benefit of all ten-
ants. T h e Tenants Union pro-
vides a viable means of detem-
ining what some of the concerns
of students are."
Tenants Union Steering Com-
mittee issued a statement yester-
day commending t h e McKinley
move. but noting the need for un-
ion recognition as a prerequisite
for substantive negotiation.
"We are pleased that Mr. Weis-
ner has chosen this course," said
the statement. "We are willing to
sit down to preliminary negotia-
tions as long as it is understood
that the first toic on the agenda
is union recognition. Until that
recognition, no further bargaining
can take place."
McKinley tenants chose a six-
See LANDLOiD, Page 6
Ott Today'sI
Pag(ie Three
"The Supreme Court agrees
to review the constitution-
ality of a provision in t l e
draft law requiring con-
scientious objection to be
based on religious beliefs
i President Nixon will ad-
dress the nation Nov. 3 on
his Vietnam policy.

Retired Maj. Gen. Carl Turner gestures emphatically yesterday
during a Senate investigations subcommittee hearing. The general
is accused of having sold for personal profit guns that were given
him by the Chicago Police Dept.
SACUA OKs final
bookstore draft

General under fire

The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs (SACUA)
yesterday approved the f i n al
rolosal for a student-faculty
controlled bookstore.
The plan - finalized yesterday
by an ad hoc student-faculty
committee - will be presented to
the Regents at a discussion with
faculty members and students at
4 p.m. Thursday in the Michigan
Union Anderson Room.
It contains few changes from
the draft report - drawn up by
SACUA members and student re-
presentatives -- which was dis-
cussed at a meeting Saturday
with President Robben Fleming.
All of the changes, in fact, stem
from suggestions made at t h e
Although SACUA had previously
indicated informal support for the
plan, its formal approval is ex-
pected to demonstrate to the Re-
gents the depths of support in the
Uni prsity community for a stu-
dent-faculty bookstore.
The major addition in the pro-
posal stipulates that the Regents
delegate the authority to s e 11
books to the bookstore p oli c y!
board. The Regents will also be
able to revoke the bookstore char-'
ter if they feel the store is not
operating properly.
By making the board respon-
sible to the Regents, the store is
entitled to the 4 per cent s a l e s
tax exemption for which a uni-

versity-affiliated operation qual-
However, the store is expected
to operate as a non 'profit corpor-
ation, financially autonomous
from the University,
Student Government Council,
in a special session Sunday to
revise parts of the draft, decided
the University should be formally
liable for the store's debts, with
(See SACUA, Page 7)
SRC supports
RO'TC stand
The Student Relations Commit-
tee last night endorsed a recom-
mendation of the Senate Assem-
bly's Academic Affairs Committee
on ROTC to severely reduce the
University's ties with ROTC.
The recommendation urged that
ROTC be stripped of departmental
status, that credit for courses be
granted only if the ROTC instruc-
tor is granted an academic title
by a school or college, and that
the defense department reimburse
the University for any services.
SRC, the advisory committee to
the Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, qualified i t s
position in stating that a m o n g
committee members "considerable
support was expressed for extra-
curricular status of ROTC." -


Ed school pressured


'T h e education school is in
the initial 'tages of planning
reorganization of its depart,-
mental structures - a reorgan-
ization that may pave the way
for some innovative curriculum
reform and experimentation.
"We're reviewing the way the
school is organized," says Dean
Wilbur Cohen. He is currently
"gathering ideas" on possible

the reform now underway was
the report of the so-called "Eu-
rich Committee."
That committee was appoint-
ed last fall by the New York-
based Academy for Educational
Development at the request of
President Robben Fleming. Its
task was to make recommenda-
tions on the future goals and
objectives of the school and to
suggest what action the school

port also criticized the lack of
an institutional "sense of unity"
among the school's nine depart-
"Of all the problems besetting
schools of education, the Panel
knows of none more injurious
than those associated with ex-
cessive departmental auton-
omy," said the report.
Cohen has taken this warin-
ing seriously.

and faculty members have all
called for a more "cross-disci-
plinary" approach to instruction
of undergraduate education ma-
Rather than teaching students
general educational practices
and allowing t h e m to apply
these to a field of their choos-
ing, the school should, accord-
ing to some proponents of re-
organization, Dick areas of ed-

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