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Vol. LXXX, No. 77 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, December 6, 1969 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

sit in at
Leave 47 ')idm
meets demands
CAMBRDGE, Mass. (11 -
About 75 black students oc-
cupied Harvard's m a i n ad-
ministration building, Univer-
sity Hall, for six hours yester-
day to dramatize demands
that the university do more
locally to improve the lot of
black people.
Harvard College Pean Ernest
May warned the students four
times during the occupation that
they could be arrested if they did
not leave immediately. No police
were ever called in, however.
There was no violence, but two
unfounded bomb threats were tele-
phoned to the university during
the occupation. One involved Har-
vard's new Department of Afro-
American Studies, and the other
Holyoke Center, another adminis-
tration building.
The protesters, members of a
group known as the Organization
for Black Unity, filed quietly out
of University Hall at midafternoon
after announcing they would ne-
gotiate their demands with school
They had presented five de-
mands, including one that the uni-
versity hire more blacks at Har-
vard-sponsored construction pro-
jects. The group said blacks now
make up only five per cent of the
work force at such projects. They
wanted this raised to 20 per cent.
After the group left the build-
ing, May said disciplinary action
would be instituted against the in-
May, who took over as dean of
Harvard College in September,
warned that "Students participat-
ing in this demonstration are
forcibly interfering with freedom
of movement of university officers
and employs."
"Persistence of this obstructive
demonstration will subject stu-
dents to disciplinary action and
may subject all participants to
prosecution for criminal trespass.
All students are forbidden to re-
main here any longer and are
ordered to leave immediately," he
The agreement terminating the
takeover provided for the creation
of an "implementation commit-
tee," which will set guidelines for
black employment on university
construction projects.
Both sides are to be represented
on the committee, which is to meet
for the first time Monday.
A second committee was created
to mediate some of the blacks'
other demands.
The seizure occurred just before
start of the business day, and ithe
blacks used wooden bars to bar-
ricade windows and doors on the
ground floor of the three story
structure. Employes reporting for
work were turned away.
Four university officials May.
L. Gard Wiggins, administrative
vice president, Prof. Archibald Cox
of the Law School and Prof. Ewart
Guinier. head of Harvard's new
Department of Afro-American
Studies-represented the school in
the negotiations that followed.
Cox, who wrote a lengthy report1
on some of the unrest at Colunm-
bia University and has been ty-
ing to mediate the dispute at Har-
vard, said the protesters we a
"very orderly, well behaved gath-

He said the university had sent

LSA board
Enlargement of
student role still
under discussion
The literary college admin-
istrative board yesterday post-
poned until January consid-
eration of controversial plans
to increase student member-
ship on the board.
The decision to postpone action,
came after one faculty board
member issued a sharp condem-
nation of student members for
"premature disclosure 'of the
plans) to The Daily."
"I'm terribly indignant about
this," said classics Prof. Howard
Cameron, "and I want to postpone
consideration. That'saone of the
things I don't like about the way
students handle these things--by
trying them first in the Michigan,
"I'm ready to vote it (the re-
structuring proposal> down just
on these grounds," Cameron con-
tinued. "I think its a breach of
iated Press confidence."
I students Plans for possible restructuring
rs yester- of the membership of the admin-
increased istrative board were reported for
the first time yesterday in two
Daily stories. However, the board
has discussed the question several
times over the past few months at
open meetings.
Postponement of action on the
restructuring plan came with the
S~ consent of student representatives
t who said they wished to discuss
some of the issues involved with
the LSA Student Assembly before
s continuingthe discussions.
.Under plans which have been
discussed at recent meetings, four
rent owed ! students and six faculty members
it striking would be given voting status on
the board. At present. only the
ent reduc- faculty members can vote.
mt rduc-Another issue involves the com-
ipus Man- position of the six-man judiciary
boards which the administrative
the group board appoints from its member-
lefendants ship to hear cheating and disrup-
when heytion cases.
when they Under a plan drafted earlier this
.cilities in week by a two-person sub-com-I
n the ceil- mitte composed of Cameron and
linoleum Terry Garden, '70, cheating cases'
would have been heard by judici-
ary boards composed of three stu-
spokesman dents and three faculty membersI

Call for
'day of
35 local leaders
ask U.S. response
to My Lai action
Thirty-five prominent A n n
Arbor citizens including Presi-
dent Robben Fleming and Ma-
yor Robert Harris have peti-
tioned for a "day of national
contrition" in response for the
alleged massacre at My Lai,
South Vietnam.
In an open letter to President
Nixon, Senators Philip Hart (D-
Mich.) and Robert Griffin (R-
Mich.) and Rep. Marvin Esch
(R-Ann Arbor), the group called
for "a day of national contrition
during which a country dedicated
to the dignity of man may con-
template what things are done in
its name."
History Prof. Raymond Grew, a
spokesman for the group, says of
the petition, "We meant it as a ser-
ious call for both reflection and
action, and hope there will be
enough response so that our ac-
tions will be followed through."
Another objective of the peti-
tion, Grew added, was to stress
Congress' obligation to review cer-
tain questions concerning the war
such as "how the men should be
trained, and how the troops should
be restrained."

- -Assod
SUPPORTERS DELIVER food for the 75 black Harvard
who held the school's administration building for six hou
day to demand hiring of more black workers andi
enrollment of black students.
District court gra
threue rent reduacti
Significant reductions in the amount of back1
to landlords were awarded to three groups of ren
tenants in eviction cases heard this week.
On Monday, a District Court jury granted a re
tion of $730 to six tenants who had lived in a Cam"
agement apartment at 1345 Geddes.
The landlord, Dwaine Lighthammer, was suing
for $1,750 in ba'ck rent but was awarded $1,020. The d
had charged the apartment was in poor conditiona
moved in, and said it had inadequate heating fa

-Daily-Jerry Wechsler
CONGRESSMAN MARY ESH (R-Ann Arbor) tells his constituents why he believes President
Nixon's peace plan is "substantially different" from past plans and why he thinks it will work.


meets the neonle.

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defen d
Congressman Marvin Esch iR-
Ann Arbor) last night expressed
his support of President Nixon's
policy toward the Vietnam war,
but conceded a few reservations
to some disgruntled members of
the audience concerning the ad-
ministration's plans for a political
Esch, in an open meeting with
150 of his constituents attempted
to justify his support for the Pres-,
ident's Vietnam policy by saying
he felt the President had made
significant progress toward dis-
engagement of American troops
from the war,
"I feel that the administration
is taking steps to solve the dilem-'

s th e Pr
ma in South Vietnam." he de-
clared. "I support those steps."
There were, however, a number
of people who expressed dissatis-
faction with the answers that Esch
supplied to their questions. Several
accused Esch of sliding over their,
questions and then delivering ap-
parently pe a ' edstatements
which did not sufficiently clarify
his positions.
"Why don't you answer our
questions directly?" one person
asked. "We are not getting a clear
picture on where you stand."
But Esch urged people to realize
that "President Nixon has in-
dicated that there will be no mili-
tary victory in Vietnam. that he
has begun the withdrawal of U.S.
troops and that he has committed'

, Along with Fleming, and Har-
ris, the petition was signed by six
of the ten city councilmen, several
of Ann Arbor's senior clergymen,
and a number of leading Univer-
sity faculty members.
History Prof. Samuel Warner ex-
the United States to one pw1pose- plained that he supports the pe-
the free self-determination of the tition because he regards the My
people of South Vietnam." Lai incident as an "example of
Esch added that dissentei's "will what war is like."
do a disservice if they don't see Stressing that it is important
that the present policy is sub- to involve as many people as pos-
stantially different from previous sible in the anti-war movement,
policy." Warner said he hopes "a differ-
Esch also said that he supports ent group of people than t h o s e
President Nixon's plan for "flex- who participated in the Washing-
ible timetable for withdrawal of ton Moratorium will get involved
troops. He added that though he through the petition."
supports the plan, the hoped that "We hope to get across the idea
the removal of all combat tiroops that action must be taken cor-
would be accomplished by the end porately and not individually,"
of 1970. All non-combat troops he added Mrs. James Cockrell, presi-
hoped to have removed by the endA dent of Church Women United
of 1971.1 in Ann Arbor.

01 ,tod(Iy's
P(ag(e Three
0 The strategic arms limita-
tion t a 1 k s between the
United States and the So-
viet Union are proceeding
successfully with prelimi-
nary discussions expected
to end b e f o r e Christmas.
Both sides express optimism
about the negotiations.
* Public h e a l t h authorities
would be unable to protect'
civilians from the effects of
chemical a n d biological
warfare, a UN study reports.
Large - scale illness a n d
death and changes in man's
environment would result
from the use of such weap-
ons, concludes the study.
U* University classes are
changing from traditional
lecture-recitation forms to
m o r e experimental pat-
terns. Students have a
greater choice in how they
learn a subject.

one bedroom, leaks i
ing and buckling
Tenants Union legal

Scott Schrager said their juryor college administrators. At pres-
trial results were the "third most ent, such boards include two stu-j
successful to date." dents, two faculty members and
On Thursday another District two administrators.
Court jury awarded $448 in rent See LSA BOARD, Page 8
and damage deposit reductions to
four tenants in a Charter Realty,
building at 1224 Washtenaw. The Bus adsc 1
tenants were granted $296 in aB uad s l
rent reduction. While the land-
lord had claimed $1,132.20, he
only received $836.20. In addition, toq,
although the landlord claimed 0 c 1 1 1
$258 from a $296 damage deposit,
the jury awarded him $106.
The tenants claimed the apart- By DEBBIE TIIAL
ment had a clogged toilet, poor The faculty of the business ad-
insulation and heating inadequa- ministration school yesterday vot-
cies. ed to continue it's limited exper-
In addition, two tenants in an imnental pass-fail program with
Ambassador Co. apartment on 731 slight liberalization.
Packard were awarded a $30 re- As a result of the decision made
duction yesterday. The landlord, at the regular monthly faculty
Louis Feigelson, had claimed $193 meeting, business administration
students will be allowed to elect
in back rent. and $90 from a $150 pass-fail courses after classes have
damage deposit from tenants started although they will not
Helen and Marion Lungerhausen., be able to take any more pass-fail
Visiting District Court Judge courses than had been possible in
the past.
Henry Arkinson ruled that Feigel- The decision constitutes reforms
son was not entitled to any of the to the school's experimental pro-
damage deposit. gram which had been in effect for:

oolf aculty decides
e pass-fail program

Esch attempted to advance him-
self a step toward the doves, by
urging a re-evaluation of the ad-
ministration's continued support
of the Thieu regime in S ou th
Esch urged that the adminis-
tration pressure the South Viet-
namese to form a coalition gov-
ernment, which would include all
political segments of the popula-
tion who would renounce the use
of force. He said that the admin-
istration should also pressure the
government to stop the imprison-
ment of dissenters.

In the letter, the My Lai inci-
dent is compared with the Ger-
man destruction of Lidice, Czecho-
slovakia, during World War II and
the deeds condemned at Nurem-
"This act goes far beyond the
often aimless destruction of war,"
the letter says. "No circumstances
can mitigate nor apologies erase
its horrors."
"But all who yet feel hope for
their country, must now strive to
see that the moral contamination
does not spread and that such
bestiality is not repeated under our
flag," the letter adds.

the last year. The program al-
lowed students to elect two pass
fail courses as an undergraduate
and one more to Master's candi-
Prior to yesterday's decision,
however, the pass-fail stipulation
had been required before the be-
ginning of classes.
The faculty decision follows a
student referendum on Thursday
asking liberalization of the exper-
imental program then in effect.
It requested an increase in the
number of classes which could be
taken on a pass-fail basis.
Prior to yesterday's faculty de-
cision, three members of the


School of Business Administration
Student Council presented the re-
sults of the referendum to the fa-
culty meeting and explained their
The council representatives ask-
ed both that students be allowed
to select their pass-fail courses
during the first two weeks of each
term, and that the number of
pass-fail courses allowed e a c h
student be increased.
Students, faculty, and admin-
istration are generally satisfied
courses outside their special field
with the compromise.
"I am pleased with the decision
of the faculty to continue t h e
present program with the slight
change to enable students to de-
cide whether to take a course on
a pass-fail basis for the first two
weeks of the term," said D e a n
Floyd A. Bond of the business ad-
ininisti'ation school.
John Nannes, student council
member. called it "a very agree-
able compromise." The council was
happy to be permitted to make its
case and we hope we will be able
to consult with the faculty in other
important matters in the future,"
he added.
The faculty curriculum commit-
tee has been studying the exper-
imental program attempting to de-
termine the value of a pass-fail
The committee wanted to know
whether worries about grades dis-
cour'age students from taking
of competence. In addition, it at-
tempted to discover if students
did less work in pass-fail courses.

Draft counseling: Looking for loopholes

Esch added, "There is a need, Besides the day of contrition.
to begin now to build up democ- the recipients of the letter and
racy among the villages and peo- the American people are urged by
ple of South Vietnam. Otherwise the group to take three steps:
we will have done nothing to -Repudiation of the massacre
bring democracy to Vietnam." by Congress and governmental
Concerning those who advocate steps to prevent the occurrence of
immediate withdrawal from Viet-. such an event in the future.
nam, Esch said "I wish that Oc- -Action by Congaess to estab-
tober and November 15 would lish an "extensive program of aid
have emphasized not only immed- and reconstruction for the people
iate withdrawal but also more of Vietnam."
U.S. pressure for the establish- -Contribution to American re-
ment of a representative govern- lief agencies operating in Viet-
ment in South Vietnam." nam.
The real registration
procedure for LSA
Semester endings are notoriously bad times, when people
must rush and the volume of work is considerable. Everyone
has problems, including The Daily.
Twice now, the Daily has tried to inform the student body
about early registration and how it works--both times with
rather bad results. The first incorrect story, published Wednes-
day, resulted in a long line of some very worried people at the
counseling office.
The second mistake, a misguided attempt to correct the first,
must have sent all students rushing to their calenders trying to
find out why Friday the 12th falls on a Monday this month. As
Pogo's friend Albert noted, Friday the 13th falls on a Saturday
in December.
So, with apologies to those we have inconvenienced, The
Da~ily'here~huv ,rm-ndgesa fran~tic nmeaoye from the in -PnP

Six days ago every student dreaded the
thought of a I-A draft classification. Today some
students are clamoring for one.
This ironic twist was just one of the topics dis-
cussed last night by a panel of draft counselors
from the Draft Counseling Service in the base-
mnent pf the First Baptist Church.
Ever since the selective service lottery was
held Monday night, spontaneous bull sessions
have arisen throughout the campus on the lot-
tery, the draft and available contingency plans.
About 40 students gathered last night to
have their questions answered by people who
offered more extensive knowledge and exper-
ience concerning the draft.

were surprised to find that a student can drop
his II-S deferment but continue going to school.
If his number is called, his induction may be
cancelled and he can receive a I-S-C classifica-
tion which defers him for another year as long
as he is a full-time student.
Some students were visibly relieved to find
out that if they are in the pool on Dec. 31
of any year without their number having been
called, they will have fulfilled their year of top
This means that a student does iot need to be
in the pool for an entire year, and can drop
his deferment late in the year if it seems un-
likely his number will be reached.
One counselor noted the irony that may en-

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