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By STEVE KOPPMAN
Four rent striking tenants last night received the largest
reduction in back rent awarded by a court since the Ann
Arbor rent strike began.
A six-woman District Court jury awarded the tenants a
$765.30 reduction in rent owed to their former landlord, Louis
Rome. Rome is Executive Director of the State Crime Com-
Rome was suing the tenants-David Schanoes, Paul
Schultze, Edward Tobes, and Eric Sells - for $1,088.60 in
back rent. The four began withholding part of their rents in
November, 1968 - four months before the Tenants Union-
strike began - and had continued withholding
'March AgainJkst Death'
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
and RICK PERLOFF
Special To The Daily
WASHINGTON-The first of some 45,000 persons initiated
a three day "March Against Death" here last night with a
somber single-file procession from Arlington National Ceme-
tery to the foot of Capitol Hill.
The march went on peacefully despite warnings of vio-
lence. Earlier in the day, 150 persons were arrested in the
concourse of the Pentagon for violating a ban against dem-
onstrations there without a permit from the General Services
The arrested persons, including about 40 Episcopal and
EMU aM skCs
lawyers file suit
By JIM NEUBACHER
Attorneys for the Second
Coming filed a motion in De-
troit Federal District Court
yesterday asking for a prelim-
inary injunction prohibiting
disciplinary action by Eastern
Michigan University adminis-
trators against the staff of the
The case will be heard Friday,
Nov. 21, by Judge Steven Roth.
If the Second Coming wins the
preliminary injunction, federal
marshals will serve notices to
EMU administrators to appear be-
fore the court for a hearing on
At the hearing, Roth can either,
decide to m a k e the injunction
permanent, or dismiss the case.
"If we win the preliminary in-
junction, well, that's the ball
Buses going to Washington
will begin departing at 6:00
P.M. this evening from the
Events Building parking lot.
The time has been moved up
because of the expected traffic
jams going into Washington.
Anyone holding a Friday bus
ticket is urged to be there as
early as possible. The last bus
will depart no later than 8:00
game, the crucial decision," said
Second Coming attorney Buck
The civil action comes on the
heels of a decision by the EMU
review board Wednesday uphold-
ing the right of the Second Com-
ing staff to distribute the paper
on campus free of administrative
A spokesman for t h e Second
Coming said it was hoped the le-
gal action would stop adminis-
tration threats of suspension as
punishment f o r students selling
the paper on the campus without
c> through May, 1969. v.
The jury deliberated an hour y
and 10 minutes, before reducing
the amount owed by the defend-
ants to $323.30.
The decision was the first to be
reached in a rent strike case since
the academic year began in Sep-s
Schanoes and Schultze claimed
Rome had failed to provide ade-
quate ma.,-itenance service f o rY
their house. They said the wiring
system had been faulty, causing r
Schultze to receive severe elec-
trical shock shortly after moving
They cited defective plumbing,
poor heating, fleas and squirrels
in the apartment, broken kitchen
equipment, and collapsing walls,
in addition to various other com- ;
Schanoes and Schultze claimed
Rome had refused to make ne-
cessary repairs, despite a report
made by a city inspector in No-
vember, ordering him to remedy
code violations within 60 days.
Schultze said Rome had told
him that while the violations were
obviously against the law, it was
"not economically feasible" f o r
him to make the required repairs.
Defense counsel charged that
Rome had made the repairs thisj
August only after the City At-
torney had warned him that an
arrest warrant would be issued
against him if he failed to comply.
Rome claimed the defense al-
legations were greatly exaggerated.
His attorney said Schanoes and
Schultze were "making a moun-s
tain out of a molehill." He pointed
out that the four had signed the By ROB BIER
lease in full knowledge of the The N o v e m b e r mora
state of the house. against the war got underw
"They came in with their eyes terday in Washington an
open," he said. "If it was so un- Arbor.
liveable, why did they continue to Thousands of students,
live there?" members and area residen
Rome's attorney pointed out on their way or in Was]
that the $192 per month rent for yesterday. Hundreds more,
a four men apartment was a low ing Ann Arbor Mayor
charge-coming down to $48 per Harris are expected to e
man. He noted that this rent took the march today.
into consideration the age and In Ann Arbor yesterday s
general condition of the house. -
'MTJiry d narpe L'A to iAJIII
Students march on City lull in local protest
students and young people march-!
atorium ed from the Community Center to
'ay yes- a rally at City Hall to hear
nd Ann speeches on the theme, "Stop the
War, Stop the Trial. Free all
faculty political prisoners."
ts were New Mobe announced that Har-
[ington ris will take part in the Washing-
includ- ton demonstrations. Harris will be
Robert accompanied by David Cowley,
ave for director of the City Human Rela-
tions Council, and Assistant Di-
some 801 rector Robert Hunter.
All day yesterday protesters left;
by car, and last night 25 full
buses left for Washington. Nine
more full buses will leave tonight.
New Mobilization faculty organ-
izer Nick Mills estimates that theI
number of professors making the
trip is "in the hundreds."
"One thing that impresses me,"
Mills says, "is the number of pro-
fessors who are taking their fam-1
ilies. Not only does this represent
a significant commitment to non-
violence, but it indicates their be-
lief that, this is something
Traffic was light last night on
the main highway from Michigan
to the capitol.
A light drizzle was falling as
dozens of students and young
people crowded the service sta-
tions and restaurants along the
highway. The mood was friendly
as the young people joked and
asked for rides in the restaurant
Catholic clergymen, had tried
and were charged with making
"a loud and unusual noise."
The march, planned as a tribute
to and reminder of American sol-
diers killed and villages destroyed
in the war, begins what is expect-
ed to be the largest single anti-
war protest in the nation's history.
Americans have poured into the
capital in thousands for the three
day anti-war protest. Leaders are
predicting a crowd of more than
At 6 p.m. the first marchers
began their three-mile walk which
took them past the White House,
down Pennsylvania Avenue to the
Grant Memorial located in front
of the Capitol.
Each marcher wore a placard
around his neck inscribed with
the name of a dead soldier or de-
At Grant Memorial each march-
er placed his placard in one of 12
wooden coffins, and extinguished
the candle he had carried through-
out the procession.
By 2 a.m. this morning, close to
8000 persons had completed the
After the last marcher arrives
at the Capitol tomorrow morning
a short memorial service will be
held in honor of the war dead.
Then, the 12 coffins will be car-
ried back up Pennsylvania Avenue
to the White douse where they
will be deposited.
The march was under reason-
ably heavy securty as the city
police put its entire 3700 man
staff on alert. In addition 400 park
police and 600 Capitol police were
supervising the traffic flow.
The police did not appear to be
concerned with possible outbreaks
of violence, in contrast to the
many government warnings about
violence during tomorrow's mass
The only major problem yes-
terday was transportation. Ac-
cording to Brad Lyttle, head of
New Mobe's logistics staff, traffic
around the Washington area was
delaying many buses from arriv-
ing at Arlington Memorial Bridge
with the marchers.
While the buses were being re-
routed, march officials w e r e
forced to start each participant at
20 foot intervals, and order that
the single file procession would
not be broken up due to lack of
The march began on schedule
See MARCH, Page 8
to conduct a "mass for peace"
WASHINGTON (M - Presi-
dent Nixon t o 1 d cheering
members of the House and
Senate yesterday he believes a
just and lasting peace in Viet-
nam will be reached.
The president paid surprise visits
to both chambers of Congress on
the eve of massive antiwar de-
monstrations here. He expressed
appreciation to members who
have supported his Vietnam poli-
cies and understanding for those
who may disagree.
In the House he was interrupted
by applause several times. In the
Senate he received a standing
ovation from members and all but
a handful of those in the gallery
at the end of his 10-minute talk.
"Americans want a just peace, a
lasting peace," Nixon told the Sen-
ate, adding "In the next few
months we hope-we know-that
progress will be made toward that
"We are going to reach that goal
of a just and lasting peace in Viet-
nam," he declared, because "we
act and we speak not as Democrats
and not as Republicans but as
Addressing the Senate, the cen-
ter of congressional opposition to
his course in Vietnam. Nixon said
he is not asking for 100 per cent
support "which would not be a
healthy thing" but for under-
standing and support wherever
More than 75 of the 100 senators
were present for Nixon's ,brief
speech, delivered without notes
and similar to that given earlier
in the House.
a e jury agreea To let Rome
retain the $192 damage deposit
which he has held.dA furtherclaim
by Rome for $276.51 in utility
bills was not contested by the
Schutz and Schanoes were jubi-
lant at the verdict. The other two
defendants, Tobes and Sells, were
out of town and could not be
reached for comment.
Rome declined to comment on
Tenants Union lawyers began
taking cases to court last spring.
Since that time over a dozen cases
have gone before District Court
and most have resulted in rent
reductions of varying amounts. In
cases submitted to binding arbi-
tration, 80 out of 101 have result-
ed in rent reductions.
" j Pennsylvania state police check-
St e t Se ate asse taxrevsion stvehicles as they stopped at gas
State Senate passes taX revisins stations,ttendants said.
InAnnArbor today, several
! anti-war activities are planned.
to fie n ca 0on ir Orn an There will be workshops in the
to inace ductiomreorm plag from 9:00 to noon at St.
Andrew's Episcopal Church on
From Wire Service Reports The education reform package, been the governor's inclusion of North Division St. Sponsored by
LANSING - The State Senate first outlined by the governor in aid to nonpublic schools in the the same seven-group coalition
shot new life into Gov. William September, asks for a $160 million package. For six weeks, the pack- which ran yesterday's rally, the
Milliken's education reform pack- increase in current education ex- age has been stalled in commit- sessions will deal with "War and
age by passing a $1 btllion public- penditures. By passing four tax tees, where opponents of parochi- Repression."
private school aid bill and four tax bills yesterday, the Senate cleared aid have attempted to remove it This afternoon the group is plan-
measures, the way for an increase of $150 from the package, without success. ning a rally at the Ann Arbor
The 1970-71 school aid bill, million. However, the package The governor considers yesterday's News. Speakers will include Ann
which will turn $25 million over must still face the House where action a "major first step toward Arbor Argus editor Ken Kelly and
to nonpublic schools, passed nar- parochiaid bills were defeated ear- education reform." a representative from the national
rowly 22-15 after a procedural tier this year. Cpponents charged their col- office of People Against Racism.
battle threatened to scuttle the The stumbling block to passage leagues won support for parochaid At City Hall yesterday marchers
efforts of parochiaid supporters. of the educational reforms has by trading votes on a bill to re- gathered to hear the first speaker,
- -peal the property tax credit White Panther Minister of Infor-
against the income tax. That mea- mation Skip Taube speak on the
NG ATTEMPT sure squeaked through 20-17 - purpose of the rally.
a bare majority. It will bring in "We've got people from all parts
an estimated $116 million. of the community here," Taube
Also approved were three bills explained. "The idea is to form a
itt d -valued at $35.2 million -that broader coalition to goy out and
lif t off tdy sweep various items off the sales wFork in the community," he said.
and use tax exemption rolls. The rally was organized by
From wire service Reports The Legislature immediately ad- seven groups-the White Panth-
journed until Dec. 2, setting the ers, the Black Berets, SDS, Student
CAPE KENNEDY - Declaring "We're ready to go," the Apollo stage for bipartisan negotiations Mobilization Committee, Ann Ar-
12 astronauts yesterday received the "all clear" signal for an 11:22 involving Milliken's office and Re- bor Argus, and People Against
a.m. EST liftoff today for the nation's second lunar landing attempt. publican and Democratic leaders Racism.
"All is proceeding satisfactorily, and we forsee no problems" a from both the House and Senate. Victor Grayson of the Black Be-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) official said Parochiadfe ) S e Coleang etsnfollo u th aring-
Young feSn oea esfloe ab iharng (D-Detroit) called t h e ing denunciation of the police.
after workmen successfully replaced a leaky fuel tank that threatened recess "farcical" and said, "I don't He warned the audience, "If the
a month's delay in this $375-million mission. think there's much point in ex- United States becomes a fascist
"We're ready to go when they are," said Apollo 12 astronaut Alan pecting negotiations." state, the rest of the world will
L. Bean shortly before he and his two co-pilots, Charles "Pete" Con- "All we have really done today too. Things lie in the hands of the
rad Jr. and Richard F. Gordon Jr., took off in three T-38 jet aircraft is pass an unjust increase in pro- American people."
to get a bird's eye view of their 363-foot-tall rocket while flying in perty taxes to finance a one-year Dick Yarr, editor of Fort Bragg's
formation over the moonport. school aid bill," said minority See WORKSHOPS, Page 8
Weathermen said conditions would be satisfactory for a launch leader Sen. Sander Levin (D-
attempt today despite overcast skies yesterday. "We're being asked to buy a sur- y) .oday's
To improve chances of getting Apollo 12 off the ground, however, prise package without knowing
officials changed the ground rules yesterday and extended the period what's in it." said Sen. GilbertPa e hr
in which Apollo 12 can blast off by an hour and 23 minutes - until Burslev (R-Ann Arbor) "It rais-P
Apollo ready fc
Agnew blasts media
for biased reporting
By The Associated Press
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
yesterday told a Des Moines, Iowa
audience the television networks
hold an unprecedented concentra-
tion of power over American pub-
lic public opinion and suggested
it may be time they are made
"more responsive to the views of
"The people can register their
complaints on bias through mail
to the networks and phone calls
to local stations," he said. "This
is one case where the people must
defend themselves . . . where the
citizen, not the government, must
be the reformer . . . where the
consumer can be the most effective
Dr. Frank Stanton, president of
the Columbia Broadcasting Sys-
tem called the speech an "unpre-
cedented attempt by the Vice Pres-
ident of the United States to in-
timidate a news medium which
depends for its existence upon
Julian Goodman, president of
the National Broadcasting Co.,
called Agnew's speech "an appeal
to prejudice," and charged that
the vice president wanted "to deny
to TV the freedom of the press."
Agnew had led off his remarks
to a Midwest Republican commit-
tee meeting with a criticism of the
commentators who followed Pres-
ident Nixon's Nov. 2 speech on
3:50 p.m. this afternoon.
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