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BRINGING THE
WAR HOME
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Vol. LXXX, No. 54 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 5, 1969 Ten Cents

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'small symbolic parade' Grbb
WASHINGTON Y - The Justice Department said last
night it will allow Vietnam protesters only a "small symbolic
parade" from the Capitol to the White House Nov 15 because
of a possible outbreak of violence
The department said it has "reliable reports" that a mi-
nority "may be planning to foment violence" during the plan- ''
ned massive march of an expected 500,000.
However, the department said it would grant the permit
for the 40-hour "March Against Death" planned to start late
Nov. 13 and end just before the mass march. The plan is for
about 50,000 to march in a file of twos from Arlington Nation-:,<
al Cemetery, past the White House to the Capitol °
As for the mass march plans, a spokesman said the Jus-

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By TAMMY JACOBS
Protests knd sharp riticism
characterize the campus reaction
to President Nixons Monday night
speech.
On the Diag yesterday. 1800
crosses were pounded ito the
ground by members of the Ann
Arbor March Against Death Con-
mittee, to represent the 1800 Mich-
igan servicemen killed in Vietnam.
The action also called atten-
tion to the March Aagainst Death
in Washington Nov. 13, and 14.
At a noon Diag rally, speakers
from the Ann Arbor committee
urged students to participate in
the protest.;
The local branch of the N v
Mobiliation Committee to End
the War in Vietnam held three
meetings last night in the Michi-,
gan Union to "rebut" Nixon's
speech and provide information;
about the anti-war activities next
week in Washington. ,
The criticism of the President'sr
address was leveled by both stu-
dent and faculty speakers.
English Prof. Niclaus Mills
said Nixons speech "can only be
interpreted as an attempt by the,
President to gain more time." 1
"There is a question as to who
President Nixon's majority is," he
said, adding that 57 per cent of
the population support withdrawal
from Vietnam by June, 1970.
"The speech was a restatement
of the same course of action that
our government has pursued sincet
Nixon took office," commented
zoology Prof. Robert Beyer.
"We had every right to expectt
that this speech would be a mile-
stone," he said. "What did Nixonr
say that's meaningful to us as
American citizens and to others in
the world who look to us for lead-
ership?"r
Beyer also urged students "tor
raise your voices in a strong and
continuous protest."'
New Mobe member Marty Hal-
porn added that "our responsibili-
ty has to be to bring as much
pressure to bear as possible."
At a third New Mobe meeting,
geography Prof. Rhoads Murphey
said, "Nixon's mouthing again a
series of moralist assumptions
that have been this country's line
since John Foster Dulles."
The President's speech also drew
criticism from national leaders of
the antiwar movement. Sam
B r o w n, Moratorium Committee
co-ordinator told a news confer-
ence, "We are convinced that the
President has misjudged the mood
of this country, just as he has
misjudged the realities of Viet-
nam.
If the United States fails to ad-
mit its mistakes and pull out its
troops, the only alternative, Brown
asserted, "is to pile death upon
death in a vain pursuit of face
saving and false pride." ..

tice Department is concerned
that violence could cause per-
sonal property damage to the
demonstration participants or
to the residents of t h e na-
tion's capital.
The statement came after the'
New Mobilization Committee, the'
group planning the massive pro-;
test here, chargedthat negotia-
tionzs with Justice Department of- '
ficials had broken down.
The committee said the depart-'
ment had refused to grant per-
mits for the march up Pennsyl-1
vania Avenue to t h e White
House.
The Justice Department spokes-
man said the department offered
the use of the Mall - where the
Capitol and other government'
buildings are located - and the'
use of Pennsylvania Avenue for
the small parade.,
The New Mobilization Commit-
tee plans a mass rally there after
the march past the White House
as a wind-up to the three days'
activities.
The department said it has of-:
fered to arrange for parking,
health and medical facilities "and
other necessities which the par-
ticipants may require." According
to a statement released by the de-
partment, the march was curtail-
ed because: "It is the considered
opainion of the department that,
should any serious violence erupt,
coordination and effective law en-
for'cement w;ould be impossible, if,
a large rn a s s of demonstrators
were to be scattered along t h e
Pennsylvania Avenue route with
the possibility of violence flowing
in to the downtown business and
residential area."
The spokesman for the depart-
ment said it remains willing to ne-
gotiate with the New Mobiliza-
tion Committee but "the commit-c
tee apparently is not interested
with continuing negotiations.",
Ron Young, project director of
the planned protests, s a i d the
committee is committed to a
peaceful march. "We are concern-
ed that this delaying tactic makesf
it much more difficult for us tol
do all the necessary planning andf
coordinating for the event"
He said the Justice Departmentt
is trying to undercut the "sym-c
bolic substance" of the march.

re-e1lectiRron 1
Detroit, Ceveland
By The Associated Press
Record turnouts of voters yesterday elected Wayne County
Sheriff Roman Gribbs mayor of Detroit and returned incum-
bent Mayors John V. Lindsay of New York and Carl B. Stokes
of Cleveland to second terms in office.
With 99 per cent of the vote accounted for in D e t r o i t,
Wayne County Auditor Richard Austin conceded defeat last
night. The latest tabulations showed Gribbs leading by nearly
7,000 votes with two precincts to be counted.
With 85 per cent of the New York precincts reporting,
Lindsay had 779,042 votes, City Controller Mario A. Procaccino,

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PEFTITION ING ENDS:

Page Th1reeI
" Sens. Fulbright and Mans-
field call for Senate hear-
ings on Vietnam in the
wake of President Nixon's
policy speech.
* North Vietnam attacks the
Preisident's address but
some European govern-
ments voice support for his
peace plan.
* Anti-war demonstrators at
MIT invade the admin-
istration building a n d
march on campus doing
military research.

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By RICK PERLOFF
Petinoning fo' next week's SC
dent Government Council electi
ended yesterday with 16 cand
dates filing for the nine availab
positions.
In a related development, SG
decided Sunday to remove fro
the ballot a referendum aski
for a 15 cent increase in fees a
located to SGC each semest
from student tuition payments.
Some Council members believ
the lack of publicity the refe' e
dum has received might contribu
to its defeat. Roger Keats said
believed the referendum unnee
sary as he was unsure wvhere t
money w ould be used.
Therewas alsos so ipe dicussi
an eliminating another referee
dum asking whether studen
should have "the authority to d
termine when student feest sh
be added to tuition for constru
tion of University facilities.''
Although Council decided
keep this on the ballot, some mei
bers believed the pllrasing t
vague to give students any great
specific authority. Others doubt
the referendum would pass.
SGC members hope next wee
elections will be freed from t
errors and ballot ambiguities wx'hi
u'louded last spring's vote. T
problems stemmed in pait. frc
mnistakes in the vote count m:
procedures and alleged lartialiti
of the m mbers of the Credenti
and Rules Committee.

In this vain, SGS recently pass-
u- ed a new election code which for-
an bids members of C & R - which
i- determines the election winners-
le from making public statements for
candidates or referendums. In ad-
dition, the number of persons on
nC the committee was increased from'
in to two to seven persons to insure
rza more broadly-based decision.
er The code limits the period for
a candidate's withdrawal to up to
four days after the filing dead-'

line. Last spring president and
executive presidential candidates!
Howard Miller and Mark Rosen-
baum withdrew from the election
after the first vote, charging the
election was not being run prop-
erly .
In addition, a computer will be
used to count the votes next week'
instead of the card sorter used:
last year.
Five of the candidates are in-
cumnbents: Philip Anderson, '72

for election

Med. Mike Far'rell. '70, Bob Nelson,'
'71, Marty Scott, '72, and Al War-
rington, '70Ed.
The remaining 11 candidates are'
seeking a first term on SGC. They'
are David Brand. '72, Archie
Brown, '73Ed, Jerry DeGrieck, '72,
Jay Dillon, '73, Glenn Gilbert, '72,
Jay Hack, '73, Roberta Hirshon,
Joan Martin. '71, Jim Read, '72,
Rebecca Schenk, '73, and Walter
Lewis, '7.0.

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Second Coming' defies EMU han,
receives student, faculty Support

the Democratic-Non-Partisan
candidate, had 689,844 votes,
and State Sen. John J. Marchi,
the Republican - Conservative
candidate, had 386,513 votes.
In Cleveland, with 99 per cent of,
the vote c a u n t e d, Democrat
Stokes, the first black mayor of a
major American city, held 117,952
votes to 116,315 for Ralph J.
Perk, the Republican challenger.'
Most of the unreported votes were'
from areas which solidly support
Stokes.
In Detroit, Austin conceded de-
feau about five hours after the
polls closed in the nonpartisan
election.
Although he spumrned the label
of "law-and-oider" candidate, the,
; sheriff maintained throughout the
campaign that crime in the streets
vas the No. 1 issue. Gribbs said
he was for "or'der and justice un-
der the law." Austin said crime
was a major issue, but insisted;
that it was part of the total pic-
ture: He said the general health
of the city was the top issue.
Both Austin and Gribbs were
rated "outstanding" by the city's
major civic organizations and
newspapers, although the morning,
Free Press endorsed Austin and'
tht Evening News, Gribbs.
When they emerged from the'
city's September primary, Austin
and Gribbs pledged to wage high-.
level campaigns and agreed race
should not be an issue.
Austin said in a campaign-clos-
ing television appearance he did
not think either side had made
race an issue, although he said!
earlier that the question was in-
volved in the contest.
So?-e surveys, however, showed
a substantial number of white
votrs opposed Austin simply be-
cause he is black, while others in-
dicated many blacks supported
Austin for just the same reason.
About 40 per cent of Detroit's
population is black, but an es-
timated 70 per cent of its voters;
are white. A post-primary regis-
tration drive added 5,000 names,
to poll lists, most of them from
the predominately black inner city.
Austin hammered on a theme he
was "the better qualified." Gribbs
said "I'm for action" and that'
crime was the No. 1 issue. E

B U I LETIN
A six-man District Court jury
late last night acquitted eight
students charged with conten-
tion for the seizure of the LSA
Bldg. Sept. 26. T.lhe verdict was
returned at about 1:00 a.m. fol-
lowing several hours of deliber-
ation, An earlier story appears
on Page 8,
races for
By The Associated Press
The Republican candidates in
the New Jersey and Virginia gu-
bernatorial races won easy vic-
tories yesterday, after campaign-
ing with the active support of
President Nixon.
In Virginia, Linwood Holton, a
46 year-old attorney defeated
Democrat William C. Battle, end-
ing 83 years of Democratic r u I e
in the state.
In New Jersey, Representative
William T. Cahill defeated former
Gov. Robert B. Meyner, ending
16 years of Democratic rule.
With 60 per cent of the New
Jersey vote counted, Cahill held
855,881 votes to Meyner's 571,599.
Reports from about half of Vir-
ginia's precincts showed Holton
with 259,188 votes and B a t tl e
with 224,428.
The Republican victories repre-
sented a major victory for Nixon,
who spent some time stumping
for the two candidates during the
closing days of the campaign.
Holton's victory in Virginia was
attributed to several factors, in-
cluding wounds incurred by Battle
in two rough primary fights, de-
fections by more conservative
Democrats, and the influence of
Nixon.
In New Jersey, Cahill- piled up
early leads in Republican strong-
holds and made key inroads in

By JIM NEI'BACIER

The statement, which will be Sponberg has been invited to

e- The new edition of the Second presented at a meeting of the atend te meeting today at wnmcn
Coming hit the streets yesterday entire faculty this afternoon asks two other resolutions regarding
to at Eastern Michigan University,';that: the Second Coming are expected
n- and administration officials began , to be considered.
00 collecting names of persons selling -the administration permit lis- The resolutions are the majority;
er the underground paper in order tribution of The Second Coming; and minority reports of an ad hoc;
ed to take disciplinary measures. -the administration cease dis- faculty committee which has been
However, The Second Coming ciplinary action a g a i n s t the investigating the Second Coming'
k's received substantial new support paper's staff and publisher, and controversy.
he from both students and faculty tlhe EMU regents make a clear Both reports of the committee'
ch .membe's yesterday, and staff statement of policy in support of strongly support the Second Con-?
he members said they plan to con- unfettered freedom of press and ing, an EMU faculty member said
mt tue sales in defiance of an ad- speech at EMU. last night.
e mthe paper was banned from A group of these faculty mem- It is unclear whether Sponberg
L campus by EMU President Harold bers will gather at noon today to will attend, but one high adminis-
Sponberg last week, and his edict sell copies of the Second Coming, trator said Sponberg will probably
is being enforced despite a ruling as an act of support. accept the invitation.
by the Student Court Saturday
that newspapers are exempt from VICTIM OF U~
A admmiistrative regulation.
"We took names last time they
sold thelpaper," said Dean of Stu-;
dents Thomas Aceto last night.
"Any student wvho is now found ' Ut
time will face suspension from the
university." By ALEXA CANADY erty owners most through the
The Daily learned last night, Daily News Analysis property tax reduction, lost
however, that legal countermoves Less than a month ago, Mayor heavily in white middle income
are underway to prevent admin- Robert Haris and the Demo- areas and failed to carry most
istrative harassment of the staff. cratic councilmen were extreme- of the predominantly black
An EMU student rally in sup- ly optimistic about voter ap- precincts. Student voters also
port of The Second Coming is proval of a city income tax, failed to back the plan.
scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Monday night, the proposal was Some people view the causes
Pierce Square. rejected by a 5-3 margin, of the defeat as complex, others
Here in Ann Arbor last night, The supporters of the tax ex- say simply "it's the beginning

In New York, Lindsay staged Democratic areas, including id-
one of the most amazing political I son County, where the powerful

comebacks of the century.
Lindsay, the Liberal party's
candidate, was defeated by Marchi
in the Republican primary last
June.
Most political analysts agreed
See GRIBBS, Page 8
NCERTAINTIES

Democratic organization refused
to support Meyner.
The New Jersey campaign was
characterized by bitter personal
attacks the candidates made on
each other, particularly concern -
ing alleged conflicts of interest.

t on income tax

tax by 7.5 mills when the city
has an income tax,
The two previous defeats and
final approval of an increased
school millage last spring may
have been the final straws that
broke the taxpayers' collective
back.
Not only has the millage been
increased once this year, but in-

increase taxes one or two per
cent, and people are afraid of
more taxes," Cress says.
Gov. Milliken's new educa-
tion reform proposal would be
financed by a one to two per
cent increase in proper'ty tax.
The income tax proposal pass-
ed in only four of the city's 29
precincts.

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