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THE PLIGHT OF THE
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Vol. LXXX, No. 41 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 21, 1969 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

o be rift threatens

Nov.

By WALTER SHAPIRO
Daily Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON - A growing r i f t
with segments of the National Mora-
torium Committee may endanger the
success of the New Mobilization Com-
mittee's scheduled Nov. 15 march on
Washington to protest the Vietnam
War.
The Washington Post r'ported yes-
terday that the Boston, Mass. and
New Haven, Conn. moratorium com-
mittees have decided to stress local
organizing rather than participate in
next month's Washington march. The
Boston and New Haven groups co-
ordinated two of the moratorium's
largest demonstrations last week.
Sam Brown, one of the national or-
ganizers of the Oct. 15 moratorium,
said the action by the Boston and
New Haven group was "purely local."
He added, however, "Moratorium or-
ganizers have talked from the begin-
ning about local action and the New
Mobilization has talked about national
action."

The existence of a sp
two groups, however,
Carol Lipman, nationa
retary of the Studen
Committee, in a Washin
ference yesterday.
She said, "We don't
any contradiction bets
cussion and a unitedr
Washington, D.C." The
ilization Committee is t
of the New Mobilization
Despite generally m
both sides, there are
ferences between the
organizations, which r
floors in an old downi
ton office building.
The Moratorium Com
ly an outgrowth of1
and Kennedy presiden
last year. The organi
close ties with liberals
ies and secured the en
80 senators and represer
Oct. 15 protest.
The moratorium stre

flit between the
was denied by
1 executive sec-
t Mobilization
igton press con-
think there's
ween local dis-
protest here in
Student Mob-
he student arm
1.
ild rhetoric on
important dif-
fur n ti- nI

ganzing is regarded by many as the
prelude to a massive attempt in 1970
to elect antiwar candidates to Con-
gress.
This Congressional focus was dis-
played over the weekend when the
New Haven Moratorium Committee
announced it will concentrate its ef-
forts in November ". . . upon the Con-
gress of th° United States." T h e y
plan to invite the Connecticut Con-
gressional delegation home to discuss
the war with constituents.
John Gage, who organized the mora-
toriumn rally attended by 100.000 Deo-

march
cated "a commitment to a total with-
drawal in a short time period," most
of their Congressional supporters took
more moderate anti-war positions.
Of the Congressional supporters of
the moratorium, only Senators George
McGovern (D-SD) and Steven Young
(D-Ohio) and 14 representatives, ad-
vocated a speedy unilateral withdraw-
al from Vietnam. Most Congressional
backers of the moratorium instead
favored escalated troop removals,
cease-fire attempts and intensified
peace efforts in Paris.
Servingy as an umbrella Lro u fnr a

Assembly
fBy RAtotal cut

delays
[C vote;
unlikely

I
,1IX
AngelaM I_.is
Firtinag
at UCLA
overruled
LOS ANGELES (T-The Uni-
versity of California regents' firing
of Angela Davis, an admitted
Communist, was ruled unconsti-
tutional yesterday in Superior
Court.
Judge Jerry Pacnt, ruling in
support of a suit brought by a
group of faculty members, cited a
number of court decisions holding
that "mere membership" in the
Communist party is not grounds
for barring a person from public
employment,
He granted the plaintiff's mo-
tion for summary judgment in the
case of the 25-year-old black as-
sistant professor of philosophy atI
the school's Los Angeles campus
UCLA.
Specifically, the judge ruled
regents' policies against hiring of
Communists, adopted in 1940 and
1950, were unconstitutional.
Miss Davis has been appealing
-er dismissal through faculty com-
nittees. Meanwhile, she is teach-
ng a noncredit course.
The regents fired Miss Davis
;ept. 19 after she said she was a
rember of a Communist club.
There was no immediate coin-
ient from the regents.

Welfare
p rotest set,
for today
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
A group of professional members
>f the community will march
peacefully outside the Washtenaw
County Bldg. this morning as the
first step in a renewed drive for
increased payments to welfare
mothers.
The protest coincides with a
public hearing called by the Coun-
ty Board of Supervisors to discuss
the proposed $7.8 million county
budet for 1970.
The supervisors plan to vote on'
the budget following the hearing,
The.protesters will demand that
supervisors provide funds to meet
the requests of the Welfare Rights
Committee tWRC).
The committee has requested:
-An immediate allocation of
$46 tor the purchase of schoolE
clothing for the children of wel-
fare mothers;
--An additional allocation of
$46.50 in January to meet the cost
of school clothing next term:
-A provision in the 1970 coun-
ty budget which would increase
the current monthly payments to
welfare mothers by 25 per cent to
reflect a similar increase in the
cost of living since 1960. Current
payments are based on 1960 prices.
The p~rotesters are expected to-
include social workers, doctors,
1 nurses, lawyers, educators and,
'housewives.
According to members of the
County Administrator's staff, the
125 per cent increase would cost)
the county $262,762 for 1970.
The Board's Ways and Means
committee, which has held several
meetings on the proposed budget,
has declined to cut other parts of
the budget to allow for the 25 per
cent increase.
The long dispute over the wel-
fare mothers' request for a supple-
mental school clothing allowance
culminated in a meeting Oct. 2u
between WR.C and the supervisors.1
During the meeting, the super-r
visors informed the mothers thata
the $124,000 budget surplus which
the mothers had believed to be
available for meeting their re-
quests was, in fact, earmarked fora

bwo a n -w iI aU r U ulumSat. ,CllucuAP.4 SJ,p52'J j Si *allCAAliviv l4 g puli la
ent adjoining ple on Boston Common last week, an- wide variety of peace, radical and stu- Senate Assembly yesterday
town Washing- nounced similar plans. Gage warned, dents organizations, the New Mobili- postponed until Nov. 17 final
"The Washington march may attract zation Committee has a far less politi- action on a proposal which
mittee is large- the Chicago crazies. We don't want to cally traditional focus than the mora- would substantially alter the
the McCarthy get hassled with these more leftist torium. - status of ROTC on campus.
tial campaigns groups." But Gage emphasized he did Although the two groups originated During a three-hour session,
zers maintain not want to split the peace movement, separately and have maintained dis- Assembly twice overwhelmingly
in both part- One consequence of the large-scale tinct personalities, outside of the defeated attempts to recommend
dorsement over Congressional support for the Oct. 15 Northeast local support for the mora- complete severance of all ties with
ntatives for the protest was the confusion of the mora- torium and the mobilization tend to the military officers' training pro-
torium's exact position. Although the overlap. grams.
ss on local or- organizers of the moratorium advo- See MOBE, Page 8 "It seems clear the Assembly
does not want to abolish ROTC
completely," Assembly Chairman
Joseph Payne said after the meet-
:. *:ing.
tt Discussion centered around two
h recent reports on the ROTC issue
drafted by Assembly's Academic
Affairs Committee. The minority ~
report-which called for complete
severance - was rejected over-
whelmingly when proposed as a
substitute motion to the majority
report.
#Iz Final action on the majority re- -
port was postponed. The report
calls for the elimination of aca-
demic credit, departmental status
and all University subsidies for
f s; OTC.-Daily-Randy Edmonds
If the Defense Department re-
fuses to accept restructuring of Prof. Buttrey speaks to Assembly
its relationship with the Univer- ---
sity, however, the majority reportSS
then recommends ROTC becomeaeH UN DISRrUPcTION:
"Today's voting implies the ma-
jority report has large support," for m.u"''"-'-
said history Prof. Gerhard Wein - Studen torii new
- berg.
In addition to voting down the
minority report, Assembly defeat-
ed an attempt by anthropology J'
-XM Prof. Richard Beardsley to amend
the majority report so that sever-
ance would have been given pref- By CARLA RAPOPORT
erence over restructuring of the A new s t u d e n-t coalition, favoring progressive ends
ROC cotrnot permit the unique through moderate means, met last night and began considera-
training program the military has tion of its first project--increasing student interest in the
now through ROTC to continue," upcoming Student Government Council elections.
said Beardsley. Some 50 students attended the two-hour meeting of Stu-
we los control o ftROhe mTryC, dents for Effective Action (SEA) yesterday in the UGLI
-Associated Press Weinberg argued in opposition to Multipurpose Room.
" ,-, s Beardsley's amendments. "And, as "We want to be a progressive political group, one which
11 Hodges fo)I President a whole, the majority report as it seeks meaningful political change without militant confronta-
New York Mets manager Gil Hodges and his wife are showered with ticker tape during yesterday's stands sets up a sensible pattern tion," explained Andy Weiss- __
parade to celebrate the Mets victory in the World Series. The parade, which ended with more cele- versiies ng ,, ro tial man, one of the organizers, at
brations at City Hall, was part of a day of revelry heralding the new world champions of baseball. "ersitieytisol atebginn o h meig On du
peevish response to the problems, We want to use the system
he added. for change, not alienate it," e
UNANIMOUS VERDICT: Another member argued, "What added., Pg e
does the committee find wrong The group generally agreed to * President Nixon says Su-
* with ROTC courses? Let's be honest work first on the SGC elections. preme Court nominee
-are we doing this on academic It intends to present a sheet on
fo u nd''i~ or emotional grounds?" all the candidates, assessing theirudeC mntay wrt
"Whatever isS academeaic in ROTC mrhtsandgidig EAssesipinins habeesbeced t vic
should be judged as other aca- The new group represents a ious character assassina-
demics are," he added. coalition of two other groups that tion," and reaffirms his
I , Law Prof. Terrence Sandalow formed earlier this semester short- s u p p 0 r t for the South
1111t T unsuccessfully moved to strike the ly after the LSA Bldg sit-in over Carolina jurist.
g1 section of the majority report the bookstore controversy.
which called for the creation of a Students for Rational Student The Nixon administration
By ROB BlfIR loan company in Detroit to protest later. They finally reached a ver- student - faculty - administration Power, led by SGC member Roger proposes reducing penalties
A six-man jury handed down a alleged racial discrimination by dict shortly before 10 p.m. Judge ROTC supervisory committee. Keats, was formed a few days af- for possession of marijuana
inanimous verdict of 'guilty late the company. Thomassen had to be called from Weinberg t h e n successfully ter the sit-in to solidify students
last night in the third trial of The 15 defendants were found his home and arrived ten minutes moved to delete part of the same who felt that militant tactics only time offenders fr s
persons arrested during the sit-in guilty of conitention, whent they later'. section which specified areas Ibuilt barriers and hampered com- - ieofnes
egrat the LSA Bldg.nSept.25. ssat in front of the tellers' booths The foreman informed Judge over which the committee would munication. Former Labor Secretary
t and thus interfered with the tell- Thomassen that the jury had have supervision. A week later the Keats group Willard Wirtz speaks on
Five students - Ellen Franco, ers' ability to conduct business. found all five defendants guilty as His amendment calls for "gen- joined one led by Mike Farrell, the political issues and the
Hugh Galladge, Louis Miller, Rich- The trial in courtroom two of charged and a poll of the jury eral supervision" by the faculty Coalition for Rational Power, forces blocking change
ard Schroeder and Diane LaMac- the Ann Arbor City Hall was showed each member to be entirely over the program, instead charg- which had leafleted on the day of
Chia - were convicted in District brought to order at 9 a.m. by in accord with the decision. ing the committee "to encourage" the class strike over the bookstore Mayor Charles Evers of
Court of creating a contention. Thomassen. After an hour break Absent from this particular trial elimination of summer service off urging students to stop and con- Fayette, Miss. describing
Sentencing was set for Nov. 21, for lunch, the proceedings con- of sit-in defendants was the issue campus. sider carefully before striking, himself as "the mayor of
the same date set for the sen- tinued until 7:30 p.m. when the of alleged police brutality. One The majority report being dis- He said the founders of t h e everybody," asks coopera-
tencing of 12 others who have jury went out to deliberate. court observer commented that the cussed by Assembly recommends group ranged from fraternity tion between blacks a n d
been convicted on the same charge. The jurors broke for dinner at arguement had been used in other that: conservatives to disillusioned Rad-
The rest of the 107 persons who 8:30 p.m. and returned 45 minutes cases with little success. See DELAY, Page 8 ical Caucus members.f whites.

other county expenses.

It

were arrested await trial.
After hearing the verdict, Dis-
trict Judge Pieter Thomassen in-
structed the five to make an ap-
pointment for an interview with a
p~robation officer as soon as pos-
sible.
Thomassen said such an intem'-
view is standard procedure in 90
per cent of all convictions, with
he exceptions of traffic offenses
"The purpose is to give me a
chance to learn something about
a person before I pass sentence
on him," he said.
John M. Barr, attorney for the
defense, argued that the defend-
ants had not committed a crimq
by their actions. He based his
argument on the first amendment
of the U.S. Constitution, and on
articles three and five of the state
Constitution, which refer to the

KEY LEGAL QUESTIONS REMAIN UNRESOLVED
The bookstore controversy: Not dead yet

By RICK PERLOFF
Daily News Analysis
The decisive factor in the
Regents approval of a student-
faculty-run bookstore Friday
was the assurance that the
University would be insulated
from the store's financial lia-
bilities.
But if legal opinions indicate
that such liability could not be
avoided, the entire compromise
would likely fall through. The
Regents would then probably
r e t u r n to the plan which

from financial liability.
If the University is to bear
the brunt of the store's finan-
cial losses, Lindemer believes it
only fair that the University
control it.
Under the proposal, drafted
by faculty and student repre-
sentatives, the Regents would
designate their authority to sell
books to a six-student, three-
faculty member policy board.
The plan's approval is con-
tingent on the legality of the
Regents delegating this author-

Affairs (SACUA), disagrees. He
says the Regents could be freed
from any liabilities if it was
made clear that the store, as a
n o n- p r o f i t corporation has
limited liability to the extent of
its assets.
Knauss adds that proper in-
surance procedures and explicit
notice to creditors that the Uni-
versity is not liable would solve
any legal problems there.
But the liability issue was not
the only one that influenced
the Regents vote. The overall

ment on students and faculty
members;
-a campus wide referendum
coordinated by Student Govern-
ment Council be held to deter-
mine student willingness to be
assessed $5. Students will be
bound by the total vote.
The sponsoring of a new ref-
erendum satisfied the concern
of many regents who had con-
tinually questioned the validity
of the Student Government
Council referendum last March
when students voted 4-1 to be

dilemma, in their September
proposal the Regents stipulated
,that a second referendum be
held by the schools and colleges
- and not by SGC - to deter-
mine student willingness to pay
for the store. If students in a
particular school did not sup-
port the store, they would not
have been assessed.
But this idea was ruled out
when the college student gov-
ernment representatives indi-
cated they did not generally
have the facilities to conduct a

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