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THE GOVERNMENT
PREPARES FOR BATTLE
See Editorial Page

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Vol. LXXX, No. 57 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 8, 1969 Ten Cents
ROTC-may leave if 'U' reduces st
By WALTER SHAPIRO amount of time and the Navy which the faculty report calls a Nov. 18. The report recommends: If these recommendations prove ed by Defense Secretary Melvin law s
Daily Washington Correspondent feels they deserve academic cred- "gift to the Department of De- -The abolition of faculty status unacceptable to the defense de- Laird. has t
WASHINGTON - All ROTC it," he says. fense." for ROTC officers, except when partment, the report recommends The ROTC spokesmen cite the profe
units may pack up and leave The Army, Benson explains, has The Army spokesman indicates they hold a regular academic ap- that all contracts now held by the withdrawal of rent-free facilities able1
North Hall soon if the University stayed at universities where no the current Army position is that pointment with another depart- University with ROTC be drop- as a key factor which may render progr
decides to sever all financial and academic credit was granted. But, the defense department should ment of the University; ped and that ROTC be set up as the faculty report unacceptable. ment
most academic ties with the train- he adds, "Some appropriate refer- provide some funds to universities -The abolition of academic an extracurricular activity. Bersom says there is no school Be
ing programs, ence in the catalogue and some as an incentive rather than as- credit for ROTC courses, except where the Air Force maintains a titles
Army, Air Force, and other de- status in the academic community sume the entire cost of the pro- for those taught by instructors Benson s a y s the programs ROTC program which doesn't pro- conti
fense department officials here would be required." gram. with faculty status; should not stay around as extra- vide it with facilities and class- build
suggest they may withdraw from An Army ROTC spokesman says Lt. Col. George Bersom, chief -The elimination of the Uni- isrnone of t vies wy room space. He contends the re- there
the University completely if a re- it is unlikely the program would of the Air Force ROTC program, versity subsidy to the ROTC pro- is none of the services would re- lationshiP between ROTC and the there
port now before the faculty calling remain on the campus if it had to takes a similar position. "Of grams through its granting rent- .ain and I wouldn't advise them universities "is a reciprocal one. can't
for the abolition of credit and pay rent. course we would have to wait for free space and supplying the pro- . We provide the instructors and the Th
financial support for the programs "We feel that when we become action by the Regents before we grams with secretarial and other since the whole basis of the ROTC University provides the facilities. the F
is adopted. rent-paying, we become divorced could comment officially, but normal departmental services; program is that people want com- We don't have any provisions for junio
Dr. George C.S. Benson, direc- from the University and we feel generally speaking, we could not -The establishment of a Uni- missions with the minimum incon- doing it any other way," he says. the2
tor of ROTC programs for the we should be an integral part of accept any position that is de- versity ROTC committee com- venence But, says Bersom, the elimina- alter
Department of Defense, says "the it," he said. grading to the Air Force," he says. posed of students, faculty and ad- The Army spokesman says that tion of academic appointments imed
Navy would definitely pull out if The University now contributes Some faculty members say the ministrators to review the direc- a report co-authored by Benson, now granted to ROTC instructors On
there were no academic credit for $80,000 annually in direct services Senate Assembly is likely to ap- tion and content of ROTC courses which had said, in part, that the would not be a major stumbling tee n
ROTC." to the ROTC programs, plus an- prove the ROTC report submitted in the same way as each academic government s h o u 1d re-imburse block. repor
"The Navy's rationale is that other $270,000 in the form of of- by the Assembly's Academic Af- department now reviews its own universities for the cost of the "We don't stand pat on acade- "mod
the advanced courses take a large fice and classroom space, al of fairs Committee when it meets curriculum and staff. ROTC programs, had been reject- mic titles per se," he says. "The

Eight Pages
atus
ays that a ROTC instructor
he rights and privileges of a
ssor. But as long as he is
to function and conduct his
'am in an academic environ-
, titles don't matter."
nson agrees that "academic
are not important," but he
nues that "if there were no
ings provided, I don't think
services would stay. For if
is no building, you really
function.
e armed services depend on
ROTC programs for training
r officers, notes Benson, and
Navy, for one, doesn't have
nate facilities for training "an
iately employable ensign."
e Academic Affairs commit-
member has said the faculty
t would have the effect of
ifying ROTC i n t o t h e
See ROTC, Page 8

Lvents
Bldg. fee
discussed
C ai rejects
rient cut; students
await full report
By ERIC SCHENK
University Athletic Director
Don Canham has told repre-
sentatives of the Office of
Student Organization's policy
committee that the current
rental fee paid by student
organizations for the use of
the Events Bldg. cannot be
reduced.
However, committee members
are waiting to see a full report on
the financial conditions of the,
Events Bldg. b e f o r e deciding
whether to accept Canham's an-
alysis of the situation.
Policy committee chairman Phil
Harrison says that at present it
appears there may be some pos-
sibility of reducing the $2500 per
event fee by up to 20 per cent.
Inter-Fraternity Council Presi-
dent Gates Moss yesterday pre-
sented the committee with results
of a meeting held between Can-
ham and the group's three-man
subcommittee on entertainment
and sports. Canham will meet with
the subcommittee again within the
next two weeks to present his full
report.
The question of reducing the
Events Bldg. rent was originally
raised by the Tenants Union,
which used the facility for a sum-
mer concert.
Tenants Union leaders objected
to charging student groups any
rental fee for the use of the Events
Bldg., which was financed entirely
through student fees-$5 per stu-
dent per term for 30 years, or a
total of $12 million.
Other student groups, including
Inter-Fraternity Council, the Uni-
versity bands and University Ac-
tivities Center, became interesteds
in the possibility of reduced rentsN
this fall because this is te first
year they have lost money ont
concerts, Harrison said.
Canham maintained that thet
fee reduction would not be pos-1
sible. basing his analysis on these
figures:
-Annual operating costs for
the Events Bldg. are approximate-C
ly $200,000;
-The building as used for 41
events last year, putting the op-,t
erating cost per event at $5000:
-For each event, security andt
cleaning costs amount to $900.
Canham added tha tthe cones-
sion stands are currently commit -
ted to a Toledo firm on a ten-I
year contract. Some 30 per cent
of the gross from the concessionsI
goes into the general maintenances
of the building.a
Harrison said students wereo
See DISCUSS, Page 8 1
Ott today's
SPresidentNixon's.Vietnamt
war policy receives s u b-
stantial support in the Sen-
ate as 40 Senators, includ-
ing Majority leader M i k eV

New

Mobe

comnpromis

rejects
offer
route

on

Nov.

15

Bla ck
Odyssey
fret l L" 1 l

"Black Odyssey," a pictorial exhibit devoted to the study of the b
is being presented in the Michigan Union Ballroom this weekend
pictured on the right, the exhibit has toured the state snee its c
Black Students Union is sponsoring the exhibit. It is open from 9

WASHINGTON (AB - Leaders
of the Nov. 15 Vietnam war
protests yesterday rejected a
compromise government offer
to a 11 o w demonstrators to L
stage a mass m a r c h along
Constitution Ave. from the
Capitol past an area near the
2 White House.
Depty Atty. Gen. Richard Klein-
dienst said the Justice Depart-
ment would issue a permit for theq:
march after the New Mobilization
to End the War in Vietnam drop-
ped its demand that the parade go 3
down Pennsylvania Ave., tradi-
tional route for capital marches
and demonstrations.
Instead of Pennsylvania Ave.,
Kleindienst offered to allow use
-Daily-Jerry Wechsler of Constitution Ave. en route to -
the Washington Monument for a
black man's culture and history, rally scheduled to climax three
. Created by George Norman, days of anti-war activities in the
reation several years ago. The capital.
a.m. to 9 p.m. But the New Mobilization re-
plied in a statement that the plan
Kleindienst approved "d e p a r t s
considerably from the alternative
offered . . . in that no provision -Associated Pres
is made for passing in front of FLORENCE ROBIN, head of the Washington D.C. American Civil
the White Ho ostitution Liberties Union, held a news conference yesterday and blasted
Ave. passes two blocks away from
the White House. authorities -for their "invitation to violence" by denying the
t u d e n t "Moreover, this proposal was re- original parade permit.
jected by the New Mobilization
committee previously," the state-~
ment continued. "The Justice De- Loea I ob e readies
r1 partment was aware of the organ-
ization's position on this route be-
fore it was offered today.ar
potential " threat" to thedimiiis In an alternative proposal New f
tration. Mobilization offered to march
tration.down Constitution to a cross
"We are afraid that some day street, down that street to Penn- By ROB BIER increase participation In the
they will do something, print sylvania Ave., past the front of Washington march,
something that will be false and the White House, and back to While bargpfining for the parade " expect 2000 rented places on
inaccurate and damage someone's Constitution. Another New Mobil- route in W shington continues, se," predicted New Mobe leader
reputation," said one EMU ad- ization plan pi'oposed a Pennsyl- New Mobe in Ann Arbor is rushing bu ,"'ryced e o eader
ministatorplania Ave. o aaP nd complete planses EdBarry Cohen. He also estimated
ministrator. : vania Ave. route to E Street and to complete last minute plans and that perhaps twice that many were
In a recent, edition, the Second down that directly behind the details.!going in private cars from the
Coming parodied the campus;White House. Major apartment buildings in Ann Arbor area. "That means
homecoming queen competition, The New Mobilization Execu- Ann Arbor will be canvassed to- 5000-6000 people from here, 5000
and drew threats of libel suit from' tive Committee will meet today to morrow, Monday and Tuesday by at rock bottom," Cohen added.
one of the contestants. See LOCAL, Page 8 New Mobe workers in an effort to Estimates of the numbers who

SECOND COMING CONTROVERSY:

EMU

officials suspend s

distributor of undergroui

By JIM NEU!BACHEI
Eastern Michigan University
student the Rev. David Barsky, 20,
was suspended yesterday by the
EMO administration for giving
away a copy of the Second Com-
ing, an underground newspaper
banned from the campus by EMU
President Harold Sponberg.
The Rev. Barsky, an EMU Junior
and an ordained mimlister of the
California-based Universal Life
Church, was apparently suspend-
ed under an unwritten EMU ad-
ministrative policy decision that
persons who continue to sell or
distribute the paper in defiance of
the ban would face disciplinary
action.
41 a letter last week to the Rev.
Barsky and a number of other
Second Coming staff members,
Dean of Students Thomas Aceto
said he w a< "enjoining" the selling
of the paper until the controversy
over the ban was resolved by the
EMU Student Court. The Court
ruled last Saturday that news-
papers were under administrative
regulation. but the decision was
termed "unacceptable" by Aceto.
Two Washtenawv County Dep-
uty Sheriffs made the complaint
to Aceto that the Rev. Barsky
was distributing the paper.
"On the basis of this informa-
tion we decided to call him in for
a conference," said Robert Zum-
winkle. Vice President for Stu-

to reinstate the Rev. Barsky would
have to be reviewed by himself,
Aceto, Sponberg, and possibly the
EMU regents.
The suspension may bring the
Second Coming controversy to a
head. Second Coming legal repre-
sentatives have been preparing
legal briefs asking for a tempor-
ary restraining order on the ac-
tions of the administration in
threatening distributors of the
Second Coming.

It is unclear now whether the
attorneys will go ahead with the
request for the restraining order
or, instead, file a civil suit against
the administration claiming their
First Amendment freedom of
speech has been infringed.
The administration has ban-
ned the paper "because the con-
tent is unacceptable to the uni-
versity," and has made no secret
of the fact that the paper is a'

LAUNCH ANTI-REFERENDUM DRIVE

;Merchants

attack

By SHARON WEIN]
With posters, ads an
lets, local bookstore owne
managers have launched
tensive advertising ca
against the proposed st
run University bookstore
Ulrich's, Folletts, S
Wahr's and Overbeck's
taken out a series of
tisements urging stude
vote "no" on the SGC
store referendum schedu
next Monday and Tuesd
addition, they have print
distributed leaflets on
pus and in their store
have renortedlv attemn

books tore
ER are opposing the discount store
d leaf- that I know of, but a lot of p
ers and students have expressed sym- n
an in- pathy with the opponents of the h
mpaign proposal," he claimed.,
udent- Ulrich has gone as far as o
e. to offer to buy the advertising
later's, space if the College Republicans s
have would sign their name against t
adver- the bookstore proposal.g
nts to "Ulrich approached me and i
book- asked if the College Republicans
led for would actively support opposi- a
day. In tion to the discount bookstore d
ed and proposal." CR chairman Craig
cam- Ruff said yesterday.t
s a n d "However, we refused at that b
ted to time to take a stand on the p

plan
Several members of SGC ex-
pressed disappointment that.
none of the bookstore owners
have talked with people working
on the bookstore about the facts
or about their differences.
"Insofar as the ads stimulate
students to go out and vote for
the referendum, the ads serve a
good purpose," said SGC pres-
ident Marty McLaughlin. "I
don't think the ads will influence
anyone to vote against t h e
discount bookstore," he added.
"The ads are a good reason
to vote "yes," said SGC mem-
ber Mary Livingston. "They
prove the bookstore owners are

will come for the Washington
demonstrations range from 100,000
up past 500,000.
The bus tickets, however, are
nearly gone, and New Mobe organ-
izers are looking for drivers, over
25 years of age, to take rented cars
to Washington. Trip price for
these drivers and riders would be
$10.
Volunteers are also needed to
work as parade marshals in Wash-
ington. Around 200 are being
sought and a meeting is being held
for that purpose in the Union As-
sembly room on Monday at 8:00
p.m.
The committee has two major
local events planned this week to
promote the march. One is a
poetry, folk music, and film show
'Tuesday night, at Canterbury
House. At noon Wednesday, a
mass rally will be held on the
Diag. Today at noon, New Mobe
leaders will hold a press confer-
ence on the third floor of the SAB

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