Friday, November 7, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
F..r...day.., Noeme 7, 19. .E.MCHGA DALYPag -ve
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CONDEMNS RIOT A(T
U.S. threatens to use
By ART LERNER
"Let the people speak." Ren-
nie Davis, defendant in the
Chicago Conspiracy trial told an
audience of about 350 people
at a benefit for the Conspiracy
in the Union Ballroom last
The defendants' crime con-
sists of "an assemblage of three
or more people one of whom
threatens to break a law," Davis
explained. To break this law,
"all you have to do is cross a
state line with an inciteful state
of mind--you can't live in this
society without an inciteful state
of mind" he said.
"'Tie law is about as subtle
as a firing squad," he added.
Davis equated the proceedings
in the Cliicago courtroom to the
development of events in Chi-
cago in August 1968 during the
Democratic National Convention
as well as to the way the "forces
of repression" work in society.
The eight defendants in the
trial were indicted under a 1968
Civil Rights Act statute for
crossing state lines to incite a
riot during the 1968 Democratic
Davis described the way
Black Panther Party Chairman
Bobby Seale had been beaten
and "treated unconstitutionally"
throughout the trial. And he
blasted U.S. District Judge Jul-
ius Hoffman's finding Seale in
contempt of court.
Davis interpreted Hoffman's
ruling as saying, "For these 16
counts of contempt, sentenc-
es to run concurrently, sentenc-
es to run for four years, because
you, a black man, tried to get'
your constitutional rights."
Davis related Justice Depart-
ment efforts to put the Chicago
Eight behind bars to President
Nixon's overall policy. He said
the Nixon administration is tied
to the "puppet regime of Thieu
and Ky" and charged it to use
air bombing "to reduce t h e
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Burghardt stresses improved or-
ganizer coordination and effec-
tiveness as the key factor in the
"The problem earlier," he says,
"was not tenant unwillingness to
strike, but the ineffectiveness of
organizers in reaching prospective
Now, says Burghardt, regular
weekly meetings for organizers arel
increasing cohesion and under-
standing, improving group mor-
ale, and imparting valuable tips to
Weekly group leaders meetings
before Saturday steering commit-
tee meetings, he says, have also
fostered improved organizing.
Burghardt cites improved organ-
izer effectiveness and the quicken-
ed inflow of strike pledges as evi-
dence to predict a great increase
in the number of students who will
join the rent strike in the next
couple of months.
He claims the increased cost
landlords will have to incur to
continue the high maintenance
level through the winter, w h e n
maintenance costs are highest,
will be another factor in the un-
Beginning Nov. 9, the Nite Owl
Bus Service will begin 15 minutes
earlier, at 6:45 from the Under-
graduate Library. The last r u n
will leave at 12:45. The bus will
then take Cambridge instead of
Oxford and will s t o p at Cam-
bridge and Washtenaw and Cam-
bridge and Hill.
"Finds People for
blasts conspiracy trial
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the University of Wisconsin and from 1
the Massachusetts Institute of tery to
Technology are planning to take along I
part. Noting past disruptions on Capito
these campuses, Kleindienst said the Ina
it is reasonable to assume some of to the
these students will "engage in on the
violent conduct." park a
Asked about estimates of the ton M(
number expected for the demon-
stration, Kleindienst said t h e
"lowest estimate I've heard is O?
100,000, and the New Mobe talks
The decision to deny the mass
march permit, he said, was "a
collective decision of the execu-
tive branch of government," with L
President Nixon advised on all
In addition, he said the gov- issue
ernment also has infor-mation hoped
-"A militant group is attempt- ballots.
ing to b-ing street gangs to SGC
-"Anultra-conservative organ- of the1
ization is contacting local branch- propose
es in an attempt to organize a should
counter-demonstration. the lit
-"A militant organization has McLau:
annouunced plans to join the de- "The
monstration and confront fed- the bes
eral officials." way th
The demonstration is sched- thousai
uled to begin Nov. 13 with a 40- election
Papers of the late Alvin Bent- two to
ley, who was a 'U' regent at the dum,"
time of his death in 1968, were -
presented to the Michigan Histor-
ical Collections by, Mrs. Bentley.
The papers include correspon-
dence from President Nixon, form-F /
er President Eisenhower, Thomas
Dewey, and George Romney
"March against Death"
Arlington National Ceme-
the White House, t h e n
Pennsylvania Avenue to the
l. The committee planned
ass march down the avenue
White House and a rally
Mall, the big rectangular
rea between the Washing-
onument and the Capitol.
4 ref ormt
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which the Assembly had
SGC would include on its
refused to include the issue
its referenda "because some
members disagreed with the
al and others thought SGC
not be the government for
erary college," said Marty
ghlin, SGC president.
petition drive is probably
st way to do it, because this
ey can probably get several
nd signatures during the
ns, and thousands of signa-
are more impressive than a
one margin on a referen-
The life blood of
the political machines. Don't
let it start at the University of Michigan!
By not voting in the bookstore referendum you are per-
mitting a minority to impose a $175,000 cash obligation
on all students at the University of Michigan. Students,
rise up and vote on the 10th and 11th - vote NO
on the bookstore referendum.
Folletts, Overbecks, Slaters, Ulrichs, Wahrs
Davis speakcs againlst (Chicago. trial
countryside of Vietnam held by
the National Liberation Front
Davis claimed Nixon will use
"token troop withdrawals" to
placate the anti-war movement.
"This program of law and or-
der at home, and imperialism
abroad has to be stopped," he
Davis was upset with the news
media's "non-objective cover-
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other services are needed, and
then get them all back.
Goldstein said 35 buses are
available, 20 of them leaving
Thursday for the March Against
Death and the rest in time for the
mass march Saturday.
Some tickets for the buses are
still available, he said, but added
they "are going fast." He said
New Mobe is hoping to avoid a
last-minute crush for spaces, so
that it will have enough time to
arrange for more transportation
Goldstein said if New Mobe can
raise enough money, it will pay
the way for people who could not
otherwise afford to go by sending
them to Washington in rented
The New Mobe office has an-
nounced that floor space at
George Washington University will
be provided for Michigan demon-
ing" of the trial and its "dis-
tortion" of what is actually hap-
pening in Chicago. He said the
trial was "helping to bring to-
gether a lot of young people
around the country."
D'avis urged anyone who had
been in Chicago during the dem-
onstrations to come to the trial
to testify when the defense pre-
sents its case.
"The trial will continue to be
great as long as everyone here
continues to join the conspira-
cy." he conclude. "The price that
Nixon will have to pay will be a
whole generation that will join
the conspiracy," he proclaimed.
Folowing the speech, Davis
opened the floor to questions.
Also on the program were the
F:oating Opera and SRC, both
rock bands and Yippie and
Black Panther films.
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strators, but added, that individ-
uals should bring their own sleep-
Marchers "are advised to bring
some food with them, since D.C.
stores will probably run low," the
office added, and it warned that
parking anywhere near the city
will be "almost impossible."
New Mobe has also announced
that a Movement Center for Mich-
igan marchers will be set up at
the First Baptist Church at 19
and I Streets NW in Washington.
The center will serve as a ren-
dezvous point and provide aid,
comfort and medical and "legal
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