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A MOVEMENT
FOR HUMANITY
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Vol. LXXX, No. 36 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 15, 1969 Ten Cents

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4 students

for recruiter

lock-in

Fourth defendant still
under consideration
By DAVE CHUD WIN
Central Student Judiciary yesterday acquitted three of
four students on charges stemming from the lock-in of a
naval recruiter in the West Engineering Bldg. last spring.
CSJ declared a Student Government Council rule pro-
hibiting disruptions of University functions does not apply
to the case because the recruiter was not involved in a Uni-
versity function.
Two resolutions were passed declaring CSJ does not
consider recruitment for the Naval Underwater Weapons
Laboratory a University function under SGC rules.
The first, passed by a 3-2 vote, said the recruiter was
.engaged in activity contrary to the "philosophical and moral
bases of a university."

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Massive

moratorium
participation

Set

today;

Official
forecasts
city debt
By ALEXA CANADY
The City may not be able to
meet the payrolls after February,
according to a report by Ann Arbor
City comptroller Lauren J. Jedele.
l'e report. addressed to City
Administrator Guy Larcom and
f he City Council, predicts that if
t le current fiscal climate of the
I ast few months continues and if
(guts in the 1969-70 budget are
i not made, Ann Arbor will have
S$401,000 deficit at the end of the
f iscal year, June 30.
$141,333 of this expected deficit
r eults from an incorrect estimate
o f the amount of money that
vrould be carried over from last
3 ear's budget.
According to Larcom, the carry-
over balance fell short of the es-
1 imates, because of the city's in-
dbility to sell bonds.
Other factors he cited are the
uvertime being accumulated by the
Police Department and the fact
That the city's recreation faciliites
produced large deficits.
Larcom predicts that if the city
cannot sell bonds next year, there
will be air additional $100,000 to
$200,000 loss in revenues.
The City has been unable to sell
a bond since July. The reports
sates "the inflationary economy,
Which erodes the value of all fixed
income investments, has made
municipal bonds harder to sell."
Because Michigan has a 6 per
cent maximum interest rate set on
bonds, and other states do not.
tie reports says that people "buy
bonds in states like Ohio which'
have removed the six per cent
ceiling."
The reports also points out that
ti e market for bonds is beginning
to improve. The municipal bond
index which had reached an all
ti e high of 6.37 per cent in Sep-
tember, is now just under 6 per
cent
'his, coupled with possible ac-
tion of the State Legislature to
increase the maximum interest
rate from 6 per cent to 8 per cent,
an i the Senate Finance Commit -
t to keep municipal bonds tax-
: xempt, led Mayor Robert Harris
to conclude "we won't know if we
wil have a real problem until
Jan uary."

The second ,approved 5-1, stated
Engineering Placement Office pro-
cedures are in violation of the
SGC Bill of Rights section re-
quiring approval of rules by a
"democratic constituency."
Engineering interviews are used
by a number of students not in the
engineering school but only engi-
neering students have a say about
placement policies, according to
CSJ Chairman Marc Wohl.
By a 5-1 vote CSJ ruled Fred
Miller, Nais Roulet. and Stephen
Kriegal "not guilty" of interfer-
ring with the freedom of move-
ment of Augustin L'Etoile, the re-
cruiter.
In a fact-finding statement, CSJ
declared a fourth defendant, Don
Rotkin, had participated in and
encouraged blocking access to
L'Etoile last March 25.
A similar finding against SDS
was made on Oct. 7. The verdict
on these two cases will be decided
at a special CSJ meeting tenta-
tively set for tomorrow.
SGC rules forbid "individual or
mass actions which significantly
interfere with the free movement
of persons on campus."
CSJ said the presence of the
three acquitted students in the
area of the lock-in did not neces-
sarily prove they violated the SGC
rule.
"You have to have conclusive
evidence that people did some-
thing more than be in a physical,
geographical area," said
CSJ member Dan Share. "You
can't convict people by guilt by
association.
CSJ decided that testimony and
photographs taken at the scene
were not sufficient evidence to
convict the three individually.
CSJ decided an activity was not
a University function unless it
complies with federal and state!
laws, Regental bylaws, the SGC
Student Bill of Rights, and in-
volves significant participation in
the University community.
Ott Today's
Page Three
1 The Nixon administration
has drafted an alternate
proposal for more lenient
marijuana possession pen-
alties.
* Washtenaw County Circuit
Judge John W. Conlin has
denied a motion to quash
the arrest of John N. Col-
lins, accused murderer of
Eastern Michigan Univer-
sity coed Karen Sue Beine-
man.
! Some merchants on South
University claim business
has dropped since last sum-
mer's street disturbances.

'wide
Mass rally
to climax
protest day
By JIM McFERSON
Departments, schools a n d
colleges and individuals a r e
set today to join what may be-
come the most massive public
demonstration in the nation's
history.
A majority of students a in d
faculty are expected to participate
in symposiums, forums and ral-
lies throughout the day.
In new developments yesterday,
30 members of the chemistry de-
partment including 13 professors,
affirmed support for the mora-
torium.
All but two members of the De-
partment of Urban Planning's 36-
man staff also issued a statement
supporting today's activities.
Meanwhile, it appeared T o m
Hayden, founder of Students for
a Democratic Society and a de-
fendant in the Chicago Eight con-
spiracy trial, would not be able
to speak at the Stadium rally to-
night.
Hayden may have to remain in
Chicago after Judge Julius Hoff-
man refused to recess today's trial
to allow defendants to participate
in moratorium activities.
Mobe officials also report that
Mayor Robert Harris and Council-
man Leroy Cappaert (D-5th
Ward) will not speak as sched-
uled.
Moratorium activities will begin
today with picketing of the,
Administration Bldg., f o 11 o w e d
throughout the day by picketing
in front of businesses, groceries,
and other areas around the cam-
pus.
Panels will run from 9 to 1:30.
Allen Ginsberg will speak in Hill
Aud, at 4 p.m., in a benefit for
White Panther leader John Sin-
clair, sentenced to 912 to 10 years
for possession of marijuana.
A mass rally will form on the
Diag at 5 p.m., followed by a 6
p.m. torchlight parade to the
Stadium.
The Residential College's repre-
sentative Assembly last night re-
versed a previous decision and
voted not to cancel classes for to-
day's moratorium.
A supplementary motion urged,
however, "that students and fac-
ulty not attend classes, and that
administration and service per-
sonel not carry on business as
usual."
Inside the Residential College in
East Quad, over 24 area clergy,
faculty, and students will hold a
Prayer Vigil for Peace. The vigil
will last for 24 hours, ending at
midnight tonight. Interested peo-
ple are urged to attend the vigil.

Camipuses,
businesses
join action
By The Associated Press
Across the n a t i o n, mil-
lions of people prepared last
night for what promises to be
a massive demonstration to-
day in protest of the Vietnam
war.
Colleges are closing for the day,
while others expectfa majority
to shun classes in favor of all-
day symposiums.
In streets, in churches, at
schools and at state and federal
capitols, acts of the planned anti-
war demonstration included mass
rallies, parades, teach-ins, forums,
prayers and the reading of the
names of Vietnam war dead.
Leaders and backers of tlh
moratorium have called for a
nonviolent disruption of the or-
dinary daily routine, and law en-
forcement officials have express-
ed no great outward concern.
Some cities called extra police to
duty, but mainly to handle traf-
fic.
See related story, Page 8

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DEFENSE TO APPEAL CASE:
Jury finds6

students
in LSA

of

contention

. The House of Representatives,
meanwhile, ushered in the mora-
torium last night with a far-
ranging war debate that lasted far
into the night.
A motion to adjourn the House
~-Daiy-Jim Judkis before the discussion even began
r pece}failed by a vote of 210-99. An
hour later, a demand that a quor-
um be produced turned up 2 3 7
members, 20 more than needed
and enough to keep the debate
going.
Although the debate time had
been lined up by 25 members who
opposed President Nixon's w a r
g u iltpolicy, a full-fledged discussion
took place as those in charge of
the time freely yielded to t h e i r
Seopponents.
About 500 spectators -- most of
them young - kept the gallery
nearly filled during the debate.
Today in support of the mora-
Pratt and Peter Selten were found torium rallies are planned in New
guilty of creating a contention. 'York, Boston and Washington,
Defense attorneys aismissed a where 17 Senators and 47 Repre-
motiom d r sentatives have, expressed support
Court protesting i c it for nonviolent demonstrations.
Cor poesigthe consolida- Ne York, Mayor John V.
tion of the first five cases into one Lindsay has proclaimed today a
trial, adding they could fight the day of observance, with all flags
rulings through their appeals. on city buildings to be flown at
The motion also protested cit.
Thomassen's refusal to grant a half-mast.
defense motion Friday that each He urged churches to toll their
of the five be allowed two "per- bells hourly. City Hall was to be
etory challenges."dA perem- draped in black and violet bunting.
tory challenge blocks the accept- There will also be antiwar
anice of a proposed juror, candlelight parades from the
a--o-rSee NATION, Page 8

By HAROLD ROSENTHAL
After deliberating for seven
hours. a jury in Ann Arbor Dis-
trict Court yesterday found six
University students guilty of cre-
ating a contention in the LSA
Bldg. sit-in.
A verdict was reached seconds
after Judge Pieter Thomassen told
the jury "the court would instruct
you to find the six guilty as in-
dividuals" if they had merely been
among the 108 persons arrested,
and if the jury found the group,
as a whole had created a con-
tention.
Defense attorneys said last night

they will appeal the verdict in Shea replied that the testimony
Washtenaw County Circuit Court. showed that the group "did in fact

Defense attorney Elmer White
charged the instructions were
"tantamount to a directed verdict
of guilty.
"This deprives the defendants
of the right of trial by jury," he
declared. "They have a right to be
tried as individuals and not be
dragged through with 102 other
)eople.
'Even Shea (prosecuting at-
torney Thomas Shea) didn't :ave
the nerve to suggest such a mon-
strous instruction," White con-
tinued.

POLICE, '"U EVIDENCE UNLIKELY

No

trials

for

RI

By DANIEL ZW'ERDLING
Daily News Analysis
If the University still has plans to
pi osecute participants in the ROTC dis-
ruptions over one month ago, no one in
the administration is telling. But Chief
of Police Walter Krasny has served no-
te that as far as he's concerned, the
city or county will not likely take them
to court.
"It's a pretty good guess." says Krasny,
that the county will never prosecute the
over 60 persons who seized North Hall
Spt. 15, and then fled through the back
door as police videotapes were rolling.

If police had made the identifications
however, protesters would have faced
possible charges of breaking and enter-
ing + a felony , malicious destruction of
property and criminal trespass.
What happens now to the more than 60
d.'monstrators who disrupted classes on
Sept. 11, or over 50 others who seized
North Hall four days later, lies in the
University's hands.
President Robben Fleming first warned
demonstrators Sept. 9 - before any
classes were disrupted - that the Uni-
versity would take "no pleasure" in crim-

JTC protesters?
which could include violation of civil Morgan's class - one of the t
liberties, and trespass. disrupters on Sept. 11 - Morga
"Peter Forsythe has been so busy," "for volunteers" last Thursday
claims Fleming, "he hasn't had time to company him to city hall, to sig
evaluate all the evidence" - pr'esum- plaint against disrupters-.
ably photographs taken by University No one has yet approachedt
news service personnel and tape record- torney Jerold Lax, however, and
ings of disruptions made by ROTC. refuses to comment.
Forsythe says he will report to the ad- The final possibility: the U
ministration "as soon as I physically does have the identifications an
can." which Fleming says he hopes will ting on them, waiting until ther
be sometime next week. "We ought to ium is over, and until the bookst
get this thing cleared one way or the dies --- like the ROTC takeov
other," he says. died several weeks ago.
Some observers suspect that the Uni- And then as students immers

disrupt functions of the Univer-
sity's custodial staff. If the people
were members of this group then
this is relevant."
Those found guilty were Julia
Wrigley. William DeJong, Nicholas
O'Connor, Elliott Lefkowitz, Har-
ris Huberman and Michael Euman.
The jury had started its de-
liberations on Monday night and
was sent to a motel at 1:45 a.m.
yesterday.
Upon returning to the court, the
jury reheard testimony by Ther-
on Klager, manager of building
services for the university and
Arthu Rentz, the head janitor in
the LSA Bldg.
Kager had testified that the
group had made it impossible for
the janitors to do their wor'k,
while Rentz said that he w~as
blocked from locking one door on
the third floor, and after that
was told to stay off the upper
floors of the building.
The prosecution attempted to
show that, the demonstrators in
the building created a contention
by blocking the janitors staff
from doing their jobs.
On Monday, another of the
janitors, Gerald Graichen, a stu-
dent, testified he had been or-
dered to stop working by the head
of the maintenance team.
He added they "were concern-
ed for my welfare." However, he
indicated that he was never
threatened.

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an asked
to ac-
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niversity
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