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COMING BACK HOME
FROM WASHINGTON
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Vol. LXXX, No. 65 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 18, 1969 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

CITY COUNCIL:
Appointment FaCUlty

asks

end

to

financial,

draws

fire

most

academic

ties

with

ROTC

By TIM BRANDYBERRY
and ALEXA CANADY
The appointment of Jimmie L. Sumpter as the new police
recruiter drew sharp criticism at last night's City Council
meeting.
The criticism arose over the method of filling the newly
created position, which is part of the city's affirmative Action
Program to hire more minority group members.
The council also passed on first reading amendments
and changes in the City Housing Code.
If the housing code changes are adopted at second read-
ing, the new code will provide recognition of private escrow
funds and the right to place rents in escrow for less than
----"s e ri o u s violations of the

Senate Assembly vote
/ ow goes to Regents
By STEVE KOPPMAN
Senate Assembly called yesterday for an end to all finan-
cial and most academic ties between ROTC programs and
the University.
By a 52-2 vote, the University-wide faculty representa-
tive body accepted the final majority report of its Academic
Affairs Committee which had been issued Oct. 1 after four
months-of consideration.
The report calls on the Regents to renegotiate the con-
tracts between the University and the three ROTC programs

Officials at
EMU face
mnjunction
By JIM NEUBACHIER
A federal marshal yesterday
served a court summons to four
Eastern Michigan University ad-
ministrators ordering them to
appear in Federal District Court
Friday morning to explain their
actions in banning the Second
Coming newspaper from the EMU
campus.
The administrators indicated
yesterday they plan to appear as
ordered. Failure to do so would
put them in contempt of court.
Meanwhile, the administrators
issued a statement in which they,
rejected the decision of the EMU
disciplinary review board, which
declared the Second Coming is ex-
empt from administrative regula-
tion.
In addition, editor Frank Mich-
els was placed on "administrative
warning" for the rest of the aca-
demic year.
The effect of this warning "is'
to reprniand Michels for violation
of university policy and warn him
that further violation of univer-
sity policy a n d regulations will
jeopardize his status as a student
at Eastern Michigan University,"
said Vice President f o r Student
Affairs Robert Zumwinkle in a
statement yesterday.
Zumwinkle has already suspend-
ed one distributor of the Second
Coming, the Rev. David Barsky,
an EMU junior, for what ie called
"continued and flagrant" viola-
tion of an EMU rule prohibiting
the sale or distribution of com-
mercial materials without admin-
istration approval.
Second Coming editors chal-
lenged this rule, saying that when
it is applied to newspapers it vio-
lates the First Amendment guar-
antee of freedom of the press.
Both the EMU Student Court,
made up of seven elected students,
and the disciplinary review board,
a three - student, three - faculty,
member appeals court, have up-
held this interpretation and have
exempted newspapers f r o m ad-
ministrative regulation.
In both cases, however, the ad-
ministration has refused to adhere
to the rulings, calling them "un-
acceptable."
Because administrators have ig-
nored the student courts and have
continued to threaten staff mem-
bers with suspension or other aca-
demic punishment, Second Com-
ing lawyers asked for the pre-
liminary injunction, which they
hope to obtain at the hearing Fri-
clay. EMU administrators will be
asked then to "show cause" why
they should not be restrained from
taking disciplinary action against
the staff.

housing code by the landlord."
"I am delighted that it passed
so easily on the first reading, but
I expect some trouble on the sec-
ond reading," said Mayor Robert
Harris.
Allcity ordinances must be
passed twice by the city council
before they can become effective.
In other action last night, the
council repealed the city income
tax proposal which failed to pass
in a referendum Nov. 3. Although
the council could still institute an
income tax, Harris said "we
promised we would repeal it if the
voters turned it down."
Councilman Leroy Cappaert iD-
Fifth W a r d) que.5tioned the
method used in the selection of
Sumpter.
"I know of two people who ex-
pressed interest in the job of po-
lice recruiter but who were not
even approached for interviews,"
Cappaert explained. He said that
he will "look into the situation."
Several members of the com-
munity also expressed opposition
to the appointment of Sumpter,
who is presently an employment;
specialist with the Ann Arbor
Human Relations Commission.
During audience participation
time, Ann Arbor resident 0. J.
Henderson accused the city of
completely ignoring his applica-
tion for the job of police recruiter.
Joseph Frisinger, city personnel
director, says that approximately
two months ago Henderson indi-
cated he would be interested in
any city administrative position.
"The only position that has come
up was city clerk, and he did take
the test for that position which is
still unfilled," Frisinger said.
"Police recruiter is not classi-
tied as an administrative posi-
tion." Frisinger added,
The appointment of Sumpter
was also attacked by Mrs. Froma
Wheeler, local NAACP president.
Although Sumpter is black. Mrs.
Wheeler charged he "has never
been sensitive to the needs of the
black community.
"He suppressed testimony of
city employes when complaint
were made against the city," she
added. "He told them that if you
witness this and say it is wrong
your job is in jeopardy."
Sumpter had no comment when
contacted last night.
"The appointment of Sumpter
will adversely affect any affirm-
ative action progran" said Mrs.
Wheeler.
Council also held a public hear-
ing on the Report on Youth Activ-
ities. by an ad hoc committee about
the South University disturbances
of last summer. The majority re-
port called for the creation of a'
"comnmunity action project" which
would provide more adequate re-
creation facilities for Ann Arbor
youth.
Skip Taube. Minister of Edu-
'ation of the White Panther Par-
ty presented the 10-point program
of the White Panthers for serving
the needs of the "youth culture''
in Ann Arbor.
In the program the White Pan-
thers expressed their willingness
See COUNCIL, Page 2

on campus to meet the fol-
lowing conditions:
-The relegation of ROTC to
the status of a "program" rath-
er than an academic "depart-
ment";
-The elimination of academic
titles for all ROTC instructors ex-
cept those holding regular ap-
pointments in a school of the
university;
-The assumption of full costs
for the maintenance of the ROTC
programs by the Department of
Defense, including the payment of
full rent for all University build-
ings used; and
-The establishment of a Uni-
versity-wide committee c o m -
posed of students, faculty, and ad-
ministrators, to evaluate ROTC
staff and supervise ROTC cur-
ricula.
The report recommends the
University drop the ROTC con-
tracts and give the defense de-
partment the option of transform-
ing ROTC into an extra-curricular
activity if these terms are not
"substantially" met by the depart-
ment.
The report also calls on the fac-
ulties of the individual schools and
colleges of the University to cease
granting academic credit for
ROTC courses, except where such
courses are taught by instructors
holding regular academic appoint-
ments.
The Regental bylaws give the
faculties of the individual schools'
and colleges authority over what
academic credit they will grant
for courses. Thus, action by in-
dividual faculties could effectively
deny credit to ROTC courses even
in the absence of Regental action.,
Defense department officials
have indicated that the complete
elimination of University subsidies
-especially the granting of rent-
free building space-might cause
them to discontinue ROTC pro-
grams on the campus.
Assembly defeated, 35-19, an
amendment which would have
eliminated the section of the re-
port calling for the relegation of
ROTC to an extra-curricular ac-
tivity if the defense department
finds the conditions unacceptable.
Prof. Jacob Price argued that,
this section involved the facultyl
in "the politics of confrontation"
with the presentation of "non-
negotiable demands."
Another amendment, w h i c li
would have eliminated student
representation from the ROTC
committee, was also rejected.
Prof. Jacob Price of the literary
college introduced the amend-
ment, pointing out that students
in ROTC could not serve on a
committee which would evaluate
their instructors because of "nili-
tary discipline", and asking "what
special competence" non-ROTC
students could bring to the com-
mittee.
Prof. Donald Rucknagel of the
See ASSEMBLY, Page 10

Bookstore
funing
approved
Senate Assembly approved yes-
terday A $5 voluntary assessment
on faculty members toward capi-
talization of the proposed student
bookstore.
The $5 will be withheld from
September 1970 faculty paychecks.
However, any faculty member
who does not wish to contribute
can receive a refund.
Several Assembly members at-
tacked the proposal, calling it
"coercive" and a "dangerous pre-
cedent." A straw vote taken early
in the discussion showed an even
divisioh, 25-25, between those who
backed this proposal and those
who supported an alternative pro-
posal which would have mandat-
ed Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs to solicit vol-
untary contributions from the
faculty.
Prof. Gerhard Weinberg of the
literary college noted that faculty
will receive three of the nine seats
on the governing committee of the
proposed bookstore, and criticized
Assembly members who "want mi-
Today's 'trials for students
arrested in the LSA Bldg. sit-in
have been postponed since t
Judge S. J. Elden is out of town.
A new trial date will be set on
Dec. 8. Yesterday's trials were
postponed until Jan. 12 due to
Prosecuting Attorney Thomas
Shea's absence.
nimal, preferably non-existent fi-
nancial support."
In other a c t i o n, Assembly
amended the recommendations of
its ad hoc committee for a Senate
Advisory Review Committee. The
committee has presented recom-
mendations for the establishment
of an all-University faculty com-
mittee which could deal with
faculty grievances such as promo-
tions.
The amendment struck from
the measure a section which would
have prevented a faculty member
from appealing to the proposed
Review Committee if within his
'teaching unit,' a non-administra-
tive committee having review and
advisory authority comparable to
that of the proposed Review Com-
mittee had been established.
But the Assembly retained a
section which would prevent a
faculty member from appealing to
the proposed Review Committee if
the entire faculty of his 'teaching
unit' had already considered and
acted on his case.

--Daily-ThomiasR. Copi
THE LARGE'ST DEMONSTRATION in United States history masses over the grounds of the Washington Monument Saturday to call an
immediate end to the Vietnam war. Crowd estimates have ranged from 250,000-what Washingtgn police officials call a "modest" figure
-to the estimate by march organizers of almost one million. It is unlikely anyone will ever know just how many thronged to Washing-
ton. There were too many people to count.

New

Mobe continues

plans

for more

anti-mwar activities

BSy PAT MAHONEY
Delighted with the success of
last weekend's moratorium, local
and- national organfers of anti-
war activities are forging ahead
with plans for a new round of
demonstrations next month.
The local New Mobilization
steering committee meets today
and representatives of the eight
Michigan New Mobe committee
will mneet wit hin the wev(ek to dis-
cuss Deceiber's actions. New Mobe
official Gene Gladstone said yes-
terday. New Mobe was the sponsor
of the Washington march.
Joe Tiboni. an official of Ann
Arbdr New Mobilization, said the
group will "emphasize that more

people must vocalize their oppo-
sition to the war."
Tiboni said New Mobe will try
to muster anti-war support in
labor unions--"primarily in the
United Auto Workers," although
Tiboni says New Mobe "seeks sup-
port from all unions."
Now Mobe's executive committee
will meet in New York City within
a week "to decide the future of
New Mobe," Jack Harrington, a
Washington D.C. official of the or-
ganization said yesterday.
The Moratorium Committee, the
ether large anti-war group, is
planning a round of protests for
December 12, 13 and 24, focusing
on community activity such as
public vigils and rallies.
The committee will also deliver

a Christmas present of thousands
of cards and letters to President
Nixon in a few weeks. coordinator
Sam Brown announced yesterday.
"The President offered 55.000
letters and telegrams as being evi-
dence of a 'silent majority' in sup-
port of his war policies. We have
received more than that number of
signatures calling for immediate
withdrawal from Vietnam from
Long Island alone," Brown said.
On December 24. people will be'
asked to address themselves not
only to joys of Christmas but to
"the serious problems facing the
country." he added.

Gladstone pointed out that Rep.
John Conyers (D-Detroit) led a
march of 12,000 Michigan resi-
dents Saturday in Washington.
October and November protests,j
he claimed, had encouraged Sen-
ators Charles Goodell (R-N.Y.),
Philip Hart (D-Mich.) and George
McGovern (D-South Dakota) to
express support for immediate
withdrawal from Vietnam.
As the 1970 elections approach,
Gladstone expects other' members
of Congress to also support im-
mediate withdrawal.
Altogether Gladstone claimed
"close to a million" people parti-
cipated tn the Saturday rally in
Washington. Of these, he said,
about 25,000 came from Michigan,
including 6,000 to 8,000 from Ann
Arbor.

The "tone,
of Christmas
around the
Brown said.

spirit and direction
this year should be
war in Vietnam."

STUDENT VIEWPOI NT

Course evaluations

on

file

By JOAN MORROW
Ever wonder what happened to all those
course evaluation questionnaires you filled
out last semester?
The results are now available in a com-
puter card file in the Association for Course
Evaluation (ACE) office, 1018 Angell Hall,
Some 40,000 questionnaires were given
out last year in order to evaluate about
700 literary college classes, mostly large in-

covered best, while science and lab courses
are not covered so well," Markowitz says
Questions on speaking ability and read-
ings do not apply to lab courses which are
oriented toward reports and experiments,
he says.
Markowitz adds that the questionnaires
have not yet been perfected. "Many ques-
tions may be leading the answer. For in-
stance, the question concerning speaking
ability implies that a good teacher must

ed by their department chairman to have
their courses evaluated have expressed in-
terest in the service.
Miss Ruth says she received a call from
one history professor who "wanted ACE to
evaluate his course, even though his course
wasn't originally chosen to be evaluated."
The professor-Robert Kelley-says that
he wanted his course evaluated for two
reasons. "First of all, I wanted to know if
T ncm flino intn had fe nhine- hahits Rut

Moratorium officials reflected
yesterday on the success of the
Washington and other recent
anti-war activities.
"The response to the November
15 rally was so overwhelming we
are going to carry on." Gladstone
said last night.
Harrington said New Mobe has
had a strong influence on mem-
bers of Congress. "I think many
are runnning scared and a r e
concerned about the growing ex-
pression of anti-war sentiment,"
he said.
On Friday. he added. Senators
from more than 20 states had dis-
cussions with their constituents
about th° war.

Charge Weatherman set price
of $20,000 for non-violence

WASHINGTON r' -!-- The mili-
tant Weatherman faction of Stu-1
dents for a Democratic Societyr
demanded $20,000 from the Viet-
nam Moratorium Committee in:
exchange for a promise to refrain
from violence during the weekend
anti-war protest, Thu Washington
Post reported yesterday.
"They came in and said they

reportedly have run up legal ex-
penses totaling more than $50,-
000.
Cohen described the exchange
by quoting Weathermen repre-
sentative as saying "We've come
to ask you for money for legal de-
fense.
"After we leave here, we're going
t6 be deciding whether to commit
net. of vinolne.Om-ne nisionnwil

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