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City

in

crisis:

The

mayor

vs.

everyone

By ROY GORDET
and MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
Since the South University disorders in June'
Mayor Robert Harris has become trapped by the
widening schism in the Ann Arbor community
-with many students, street people, blacks and
their supporters on one side, and the conserva-
tive community and police force on the other.
Harris is still far from recovered from the ani-
mosity created by his handling of the South
University disturbances. Although he praised
initial police action, Harris subsequently tried to
prevent harsh police treatment of the street
people and students who took over South Uni-
versity Ave.
For his actions, he earned sharp criticism and
a recall campaign which is pulling supporters
from both extremes.
The mayor's critical relationship with t h e
community, especially the police, may have been
dealt a serious setback Sunday night by a police
raid on offices housing both the Ann Arbor
Black Berets and the recall campaign against
Washtenaw County Sheriff Douglas Harvey.
No clear story has yet emerged on exactly
what happened Sunday. Police say David Hunt-
er, wanted for parole violation, attempted to
escape arrest by fleeing into the Ann St. of-
- N W N

fices of the Berets. When other Berets attacked
an officer trying to arrest Hunter, a melee fol-
lowed and five blacks were arrested.
The Berets' story doesn't read quite the same
way. They maintain the police were more in-
terested in harrassing them than in arresting
Hunter, who was not arrested that night. Black
spokesmen say the police ignored Hunter's offer
to be arrested if the office were left alone and let
him walk out of the front door.
The police say Hunter escaped by a back
door during the fight.
Harris has avoided committing hinself on
this issue. Noting the discrepancies in the re-
ports of the incidents, Harris said, "I do not at
this point know what is true, but a city admin-
istrator is investigating it at present."
It is the blacks who are angered at Harris
for Sunday's arrests. Elected last spring on a
reform ticket, the liberal Democratic Harris has
the blacks say, failed to meet his campaign
pledges.
"Mayor Harris condones the actions of the
police in coming down here by his failure to
stop them," Charlie Thomas said in a press
conference at the Berets' office Monday after-
'oon. "City officials knew this type of harrass-
ment was going on all along."
See CITY, Page 2

-Daly-Jay Cassidy
POLICE ADVANCE DOWN South University Ave. in the initial maneuver of Tuesda, July 17, which
initiated over five hours of violence in the area. Street people and students had returned to South
University that night after a wild, impromptu party there the night before.

5r igaun

FREE ISSUE

-Daily-Jay Cassidy
Police make an arrest on South University Ave.
A brief review of
summer in the city
Bookstore defeated
The Regents destroyed student hopes for a University discount
bookstore in July as they turned down two plans for creating a
bookstore. In a unanimous vote, the Regents defeated Student
Government Council's proposal for creating a bookstore through
contributions and a one-time $1.75 tuition hike-an assessment ap-
proved by students in an earlie r referendum.
A substitute plan offered by the administration was also de-
feated when the Regents deadlocked, 4-4. The proposal would
have allowed SGC to solicit gifts and voluntary student contribu-
tions for a bookstore.
Renit strike Ceases
Rent strike court proceedings continued through the summer,
with many tenants winning substantial reductions in back rent in
arbitrations or jury .trials. District Judge Pieter Thomassen delivered
binding arbitration in more than 100 cases and rent reductions were
awarded in 90 per cent, although most were not very large.
A T e ants Union antitrust suit against local landlords was drop-
ped by a federal court, but another proceeding is continuing in Cir-
cuit. Court. Landlords have charged the Tenants Union with a con-
spiracy to violate leases, while the Tenants Union has filed a counter-
suit charging them with violations of antitrust statutes. The trial is
expected to begin soon.
Acctsed slayer
Police arrested John Norman Collins for the July murder of
Eastern Michigan University coed Karen Beineman-the seventh
girl brutally murdered in The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area during the
last two years.
But police are continuing to search for a slayer or slayers in
six other cases, including the slaying of University graduate student
Alice Kalom in late May. As hysteria grew over the murders, police
command of the investigation was turned over to the State Police.
Collins has been charged only with the first-degree murder of Miss'
Beineman.
Another University graduate student. Margaret Philips, was
shot to death in her apartment in early July. Ernest Bishop of
Ann Arbor has been charged with the slaying, and his pre-trial
hearing opens Friday in Circuit Court. Miss Philips knew Bishop
well and rci)ortedly was close friends with him.
ROTC bonbed
A bomb rocked North Hall, the University's ROTC center, on
June 1. The blast blew out one wall of the structure and gutted thec
Army staff c<ar where the explosive was placed. The explosion trig-1
gered a fire wvhich also caused some damage.
Despite tile work of local police and FBI investigators, thev
bombing has gone unsolved, like two previous explosions last fallv
at the Ann Arbor office of the Central Intelligence Agency and at!
he University's Institute or Science and Technology, where militar'y C
research is conducted.s
' t Itiiitioni iIcr(Nie
A tuition hike was avoided in July as the State Legislature pass-h
ed a nearly $67.4 million allocation for the University and the Re-!
gents quickly approved a record $111,201,338 general fund budget for'
the 1969-70 fiscal year. The University originally requested $75.9 mil-

Vol. LXXX, No. 1

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 4, 1969

'

to comply with

requests

by

probe

of

campus

unrest

'By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
The University administra-
tion is taking steps to volun-
tarily s u b m i t information
about the University request-
ed by the special State Senate
investigating committee on
campus disorders.
But administrators, including
President Robben Fleming and
Acting Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs Barbara Newell, are
offering assurances that students'
privacy and other civil liberties
will not be jeopardized.
The far-reaching request for
information came early last
month from a research firm hired
by the senate committee, which
is chaired by Sen. Robert Huber
t R-Troy>.
Items in the questionnaire touch
on such topics as cultural activi-
ties and admissions policies as
well as more controversial ques-
tions on student political groups
and University plans to handle
disruption.
The inquiry was sent to some
75 public and privately-support-
ed colleges and universities in
the state.
In separate interviews, b o t h

Daily-Jay Cassidy

It elley

---Dailly-Thomas R. Copi
te tipll son

Kelley faces arrest

0
n11

Mrs. Newell Fleming

Argus obscenity

case

DIFFERENCES REMAIN:'
Final bylaw draft
reported to Fleming

By STEVE NISSEN
City Editor
Wash tenaw County Prosecutor
William F. D e 1 h e y Tuesday
authorized a criminal warrant
against Ken Kelley, editor and
publisher of the Ann Arbor
Argus, charging him with publi-
cation and distribution of an al-
legedly obscene picture.
Delhey's decision follows two
weeks of political maneuvering
which began when the Angus
printed a picture of Republican.
City Councilman James Stephen-
son which had a drawing of a
penis superimposed on it.
Kelley said Tuesday he plans
to surrender himself at police
headquarters early Wednesday
morning for arraignment in Dis-
trict Court. He istapparently the
only member of the Argus staff
emntvir, orffir'i .1 u'will a f'arymnt to-

to raise significant legal questions
with regard to individual civil
liberties and freedom of the press.
Stephenson, a Republican, first
tried to induce City Attorney Jer-
old Lax to authorize a criminal
warrant. But Lax refused, stating;
that the "picture in question may
well be regarded as a political
statement" and therefore was
protected in light of recent Su-
preme Court decisions on obsceni-
ty.
Lax's statement followed a con-
ference between he, Delhey, and
two city police detectives. Delhey
had been requested by Krasny to
investigate the possibility of prose-
cution under state obscenity laws.
While Lax refused to prosecute,
Delhey went ahead and authorized
a criminal warrant. Delhey, like
Stephenson, is a Republican active
in local politics.
Argus editor Kelley blasted the
attempts to prosecute the Argus,

calling the effort "purely polit-
ical."

"The only obscenity in the pic- Fleming and Mrs. Newell said dis-
ture is Stephenson himself," Kelley closure guidelines formulated as a
commented. The obscenity case "is result of a 1966 controversy would

an effort by the politicians to de-l
stroy the Argus," he said.
However, Delhey said, "I feel
this is a strong case and one which
has the elements which can bring
convictioli",
Stephenson and other conser-
vatives carried on a vehement pub-
lic campaign against the Argus;
preceding the publication of the1
allegedly obscene picture.l
"A typical picture in The Argus
shows a male genital in a dis-
cernibly turgid state," Stephenson'
said at a City Council meeting.
In a statement on the same page
as the allegedly obscene picture,
the Ar'gus replied that "we combed
our files and damned if we couldn't
come up with any male genital in
a turgid state."

be followed closely.
The guidelines bar disclosures
from Office of Student Affairs
files which "relate to the stu-
dent's loyalty and patriotism,
his political, religious and moral
outlook, or his private life." j
Also barred are disclosures i
"which might tend to discredit or
damage an individual in his life
or career without his ex-I
press consent."
See HUBER, Page 21

L')11y U11IN NM KU i~ C
lion from the state, but internal budget cuts were ordered to make prosecute.
up the balance without raising tuition. The obscenity case is expected!

CAMPUS CHANGES

'U' wi
By RICK PERLOFF
Thie vew from the airport bus
is misleading.
Fraternity r'w, the home of
Robben Fleming and the vener-
able Michigan Union give the
inpression of unchanging con-
tinuity, but a closer look reveals
an array of buildings complet -
ed, started or even demolished
since most students left campus

ll never
cases and old cigarettes. It was
aging and that was good."
The modern structure that
will replace the smokeshop will
not likely satisfy the personal
desires of Mauirice Lyle and
Allen Ali.
While the sinokeshop is gone.
much else has appeared. Clinics
and classrooms in ithe 17 mil-
lion dental school complex were
'comolleted over the sumr.n

be

the same

Then, there's the metamor-
phosis of a dusty parking lot to
an illuminated, grassy develop-
ment called Regents Plaza. This
was a surprise to the students
who labored under the illusion
that the area would be called
Jeffei'son Plaza.
"I think everybody called it
Jefferson Plaza because it was
near Jefferson St. There was no

pletion. targeted for
1971.
Another parking struct
been completed, an addi
one on Maynard St., th
arches over the avenue
Nichol's Arcade. With th
pletion of the structure
weeks ago, Maynard S
opened to traffic, which
to have been closed sin

"Not wishing Mr. Stephenson to
be guilty of persiflage," the Argus,
article continued, "and since we ,
couldn't even find an erect penis
in any of our issues, whe hereby #
hlonor Mr. Stephenson',s remarks."
The local chapter of the Amer-{
winter, ican Civil Liberties Union has ex-!
pressed interest in the Argus case.'
ure has County ACLU chairman Carl Co-
tion to hen said last night, "It sounds
at now like an affair the ACLU might
behind want to get involved in."
e com- The ACLU in general usually
a few views obscenity statutes as "ob-
t. was jectionable," Cohen said. "The ad-
seemed dition of the political aspect of
ce time the case compounds our interest,"

What's i
FRONT SECTION: News .. . ed
ment in Ann Arbor.
ACADEMICS: LSA requirement
departmental reform . . . thec
ROTC ... LSA Dean Hays under
. .. Residential College . . .hono
tion school in crisis. . . the fa,
libraries and studying . .. archit
pharmacy . . . music . . .
social work . . . nursing . .
natural resources . .. dentistry .
SPORTS: 'M' football's flight of
money game . . . Tomjanovich
hockey . , . track and field .
ball . . . swimming . . . rugby ...
controversy . . . tennis.
STUDENT LIFE: The blossomin
the city election . . the welfare
prtts . _ . tudeint power vand t

By SHARON WEINER SGC and Assembly sent a joint re-
bylaws, port to University President Rob-
ben Fleming.
which would define the role of After consideration by the Uni-
students in University decision- versity's Executive Officers, the
making, has been given condi- bylaw draft will be sent to the
tional approval by Student Gov- Regents, who have official au-
ernment Council and the faculty's thority to enact them.
Senate Assembly. Passage of the bylaws by SGC
Following a meeting last month and Assembly climaxes two and
to iron out differences in their one-half years of work on the
respective versions of the bylaws ; problem of the role of students in
passed earlier in the summer. decision-making. Re-examination
of this role was begun in the wake
of the Student Power Movement
" of late 1966.
7j hThe key provisions of the by-
- 0 .i *0 !laws would:
-Create a tri-partite University
itorials . . . arts and entertain- Council to make rules for all
members of the campus communi-
ty subject to ratification by As-
s fight . . . students press for sembly and SGC;
coming fight over tenure . . -Recognize the original juris-
r pressure. . . course ,evaluation diction of Central Student Judi-
rs.. .Pilot Program .. . educa- clary over most cases arising un-
Iculty power structure . . . the der University Council rules and
Lecture and design ... medicine delineate the judiciary's a ppel-
engineering. . . public health ; late jurisdiction;
.-Restructure the Office of Stu-
business administration . .- dent Affairs (renamed the Office
.. law . . . library science, of Student Services) so that pol-
frthe Phoenix . . . The athletic icy would be made largely by stu-
dent-dominated committees.
and the cage . . . Wolverine In passing the bylaws, Assembly
wrestling . . . golf . . . base- voted to omit controversial section
gymnastics . . . the intramural 7.07 (2) which gave professional
schools the power to discipline stu-
dents on the basis of non-academ-
ig rent strike . . . students and idc onduct standards relating to
sit-ins ...a history of student licensing requirements. Student
th omtoris . -t he medi'ioc-.. .le aersi"hadri c-e'an usvti Ahig'ntm

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