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Sunny, possible
snow flurries

Vol. LXXX, No. 79


Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday,

December 9, 1969

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Baits tenants
give demands
consider strike
The Baits Housing Tenants Union is seriously considering
a rent strike if the demands it presented yesterday to Univer-
sity Housing Director John Felkamp are not satisfactorily met.
Petitions signed by 454 Baits residents demand an "im-
mediate and substantial rent reduction, retroactive to the
beginning of this academic year."
Feldkamp promised to write a formal reply early in
The union, organized by Chet Kulis, Grad, and some 20
other Baits residents, made the following demands:
-"That the University recognize the right of student
tenants to collectively bargain with the University concerning
rent and living conditions in






X 101111 S
WASHINGTON )-- President
Nixon last night denounced the
alleged U.S. massacre of Viet-
namese civilians at My Lai, but
added that administration inves-
tigations indicate it was an iso-
lated incident.
Speaking at a nationally tele-
vised news conference, Nixon ad-
mitted for the first time that a
massacre had actually taken place.
"What appears was certainly a
massacre and under no circum-
stances was it justified," the Pres-
ident said.
Nixon also told newsmen there
has been no significant change in
the Vietnam war since his Nov. 3
policy speech to the nation.
In response to one question, the
President praised Vice President
Spiro Agnew for his recent state-
ments criticizing the news media,
adding, "I don't want a bunch
of Intellectual eunuchs writing the
news or interpreting the news."
However, Nixon said he felt "the
news media have been fair in re-
porting on his administration."
Nixon also reiterated his pledge
to veto the tax reform bill if it
contains the Senate-approved pro-
vision raising the $600 personal
income tax exemption to $800.
In discussing the incidents at
My Lai, Nixon noted that other
Americans have helped the Viet-
namese in ways such as building
roads, pagodas, and churches.
"This record of generosity and
decency ought not be allowed to
be smeared," he said.
In discussing Vietnam, the
President declined to speculate on
timing of withdrawals or the num-
ber of men involved. "We can go
forward with our troop withdrawal
program." he said.
Asked about a negotiated peace,
Nixon said he does not rate the
chances as very good, saying he
does not foresee "any progress on
the negotiating front at this time..,
He added that the pressures on
the enemy will increase with the
improvement of the Vietnamiza-
tion program
Nixon once again cited lower
rates of Communist infiltration
and of American casualties this
year as compared with 1968.
"Looking at the future if that
situation continues I believe we
can se that the Vietnam war will
come to a conclusion regardless of
what happens at the bargaining
table," he said.

University housing;
--"That the office of University
housing negotiate with the Baits'
Tenants Union equitable rent re-
"luctions; and
-"That the University negoti-
ate with student tenant unions
broad questions of policy."
Feldkamp said he recognized the
need for a student representative
group at Baits. "There has never
been one," he noted, and said
"effective communication is diffi-
cult without an organized group.",
Feldkamp said he was not sure
what "collectively bargain" meant
as used in the first demand.
He said a rent strike at North-
wood apartments a few years ago
"opened up some communication."
But regarding Baits he said, "Un-
til they have the facts, I don't
think such action is necessary."
The Baits Tenants Union has'
formed a joint committee with the
Ann Arbor Tenants Union. Kulls1
expects the Baits union will ask
formal admittance to the Tenants
Union early next year.
Kulis conceived the idea for the
union about a month ago when he
realized "students don't get what
they pay for." At Baits a 12' x 12'
room rents for $122.50 a month.
But a Northwood apartment, with
a kitchen, more space and more
privacy rents for $95 a month plus
utilities, Kulis notes.
Response to the petition was
overwhelming, said Kulis. Six out
of every seven tenants contacted
signed, he said. About 1,000 stu-
dents live at Baits all together.
Some students have been con-
cerned that. the University will
withhold academic credit if a
tenant decides to rent strike. Le-
gal advisors are checking the
legality of such a move.
Kulis believes that in such "ten-
ant-landlord" relationships the
University would not be able to
impose academic discipline.

-Dailv-Thomias R.
Pigs lPIh~f }
'The Ann Arbor Police Department Goats battled with Sheriff Douglas Harvey's Pigs in Sun
Pig Bowl. The Goats won 19-li and Police Chief Walter Krasny, center, accepts the winner's tr
from Harvey (21). Story appears on page 8).

Managing Editor
The head of the state Selec-
tive Service System yesterday
warned that many Michigan
men with I-A draft classifica-
tions can expect to be drafted
next year - no matter how
high the number they drew in
the national draft lottery last
Col. Arthur Holmes Jr. warned
defered men with high lottery
numbeis not to drop their defer-
ments because the state may have
to draft every man who is eligible,
which could include those with
lottery ,number 366.
Holmes' statement directly con-
tradicts predictions made by many
other officials that those with
numbers above 244 would be safe
from the draft, while those be-
tween 120 and 244 would have a
chance of not being drafted.
Holmes based his statement on
the fact that Michigan has drafted
19-year-olds consistently for the
CI~U1 past three years.
With draft calls at about the
same level as that predicted for
day's 1970,- 260,000 -- and while the
ophy country was going on an oldest-
first basis, in each of the last
three years Michigan has drafted
men with the lowest priority, 19-
"Every year we have drafted
men when they turned 19 because
all the older men were taken," he
Therefore, Holmes said, it would
noth be unreasonableto assume
that draft boards would continue
to draft men with the lowest'
priority-- the highest numbers in
the national draft lottery.
A Selective Service official in
Washington confirmed that some
tration areas would draft all 1-A men,
mmfoiis, and Holmes said that was the situ-
raduate ation in Michigan.
The regional variation results
y since from the way the lottery is used.
es more Each board is assigned a certain
r capi- quota each month and uses the
d. The lottery ranking to determine which
federal men it will draft and which it
s made won't. One board may run through
student all its 1-As long before another
board does.
dned to Part of the problem of drafting
tructed 19-year-olds was that other eli-
re foot. gible men weren't taken because
er stu- they hadn't been examined or were,
said. tied up in appeals of their classi-
ie said, fication. President Nixon has re-.
the fee portedly ordered draft boards to
con- clear il)the backlog of men with
short lown lottery numbers.
pledges Holmes last night discounted
that factor as contributing to un-
isserted equal drafting practices, and also,
not be indicated lie had not yet heard
11 -.-of the administration action.


-Daily-Thomnas R. Copt

. ettor Tu ber

Smith cites

preceden I

SpeehI1)y Sen. Huber
disruptedbyradical s
The second open meeting of the College Republicans last
night turned into a three-ring circus with the guest speaker,
State Sen. Robert Huber, in all three rings.
The crowd of about 50 in the multi-purpose room of the
UGLI contained mostly radicals, some of whom said they had
come just to interrupt the speech. There could be no doubt
that they succeeded.
Huber tried to begin his prepared speech by explaining
how the Special State Senate Committee on Campus Unrest,
of which he is chairman, had -- -----

for Il tuition increa

Seven University buildings now
in use or under construction were
funded at least partially through
increases in tuition, Vice President
for Academic Affairs Allan F.
Smith said last night.
At a meeting with Senate As-
sembly's Student Relations Com-
mittee and the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs.
Smith reaffirmed in the strongest
words he has used so far his de-
sire to have an IM building con-
structed on Central Campus.
He said that even a strongly
negative student referendum vote

on the proposed assessment of
student fees to fund the building,
would not preclude the possibility
of his recommending the fee to
the Regents.
Smith said he believes an in-
crease is the best way to bring in
money which can be pledged to
borrow the huge amounts of
money necessary for the construe-
tion of the new building. The
building's construction rests on
the availability of new funds.
The seven buildings funded by
student fees are: The Michigan
League, the Michigan Union, the
Events Bldg., the Social Facilities

SACUA to reconiined11 review

Food Service, the Adminis
Bldg., North Camnpus Con
and the Harlan Hatcher Gr
Student fees are necessar
the state rarely appropriate
than $10 million a year fo
tal construction, Smith sai
only other sources are the
government, gifts, and loan
possible by pledges ofs
fees, he added.
The IM building is desig
be 100,000 square feet cons
at a cost of $38-45 per squa
This would ental a $7.50 p
dent per term fee, Smith s
However, it is possible, hi
to postpone a levying oft
until after the building is
pleted. financing it with
term loans not requiring
during thle constrution.
Some students present a.
h new" buildingxxouldr
used by the majority of thos
ing for it. Marty McLaughli
dent Government Council
dent, mentioned his inabi
obtain handball space
present building because
faculty's privilege of reser
Smith said a final decis
the building will have to be
ed by Feb. 1, 1970, if consti
is to begin Jan. 1, 1971. On
Smith is certain about is 1
cessity to postpone any p1a
a North Campus facility,
he said would be an additi
a replacement.

of teacimig fellows'

The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs (SACUA)
will recommend that the Senate
Assembly review the pay and
conditions of employment of the
University's teaching fellows.
The recommendations xviii be
tpresented to Assembly at its re-
gular meeting Monday. Assembly j
is the representative body of the
University faculty.
S A C U A' S recommendations
come as an ad hoc steering com-
mittee is working to establishment
of a teaching fellow's union. Th?

committee needs 4,-(0 more sig na-
tures before the State L a b o r
Medation Board can conduct an
election to determine union repre-
Possible goals suggin d for the
union include increased pay, re-
striction on class size and gri 'v-
ance procedures for teaching fel-
SACUA Assembly's executive
committee f-- ormulated the re-
commendations at its meeting yes-
At the same time, SACUA re-
commended that the Civil Liber-

Slate vote on Myers' presidency
as Insurgents renew attack

e i u lV
tics Boar,, another Assembly
come ittee. review a proposal urg-
ing that faculty members be in-
fernmed of "the legal background
of the teaching fellows efforts to
organize for collective bargaining"
and of legal restrictions on inter-
ference with those efforts.
Jim Bass, chairman of the TF's
steering committee, said last night
that SACUA's action "only em-
phasizes the need for continued
collective action.
'While we appreciate the sup-
steerig committee recognizes that
port shown by this statement, the
it is only because of our collective
action that we received any sup-
port at all,,' Bass said.
The recommendations were or -
ginally contained in a statement
by the executive committee of the
Unive'sity's chapter of the Amer-
ican Association of University Pro-
fessors (AAUP.
Geology Prof William Far-
rand. a committee member, said
the purpose of the recommenda-
tions were to mak? "all faculty
members aware of how legal pro-
ceedings in labor problems go on."
"They should know that if they
interfere with the organization of
the union, it could be considered
bx' the State Labor Commission
as cause for a suit against the
University." Farrand added.
Education Prof. Joseph Payne,
chairman of SACUA described the
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Se pay-
n, Stu-
ility to
in the
of the
ving it
siolf on
e thing
the ne-
ans for
on, not

prevented the passage of legis-
lation which would restrict
students and colleges.
After his first sentence he was
interrupted by a general rumble
from the audience and a few dis-
tinguishable cries of "Restriction
of what?"
His reply was lost in a round of
jeering. At this point a young man
began cavorting on the speaker's
platform and Huber invited him
to make the speech.
When Huber was given back the
rostrum, someone shouted a ques-
tion about how much taxes cor-
porations pay. His reply which be-
gan with the figure of 60 per cent
wxas drowvned in a chorus of "Let's
have a benefit for corporations!"
and "We want you for governor!"
"If you believe in the right to
be heard, you should believe in
the right to let other people talk,"
said Huber.
Glenn Gilbert, president of Col-
lege Republicans, pleaded with the
crowd to be more orderly, and
explained the plan was to have a
question and answer period after
the speech. It was decided to pro-
ceed immediately into the question
and answer period.
In the course of the questions
and answers Huber managed to
explain that his committee was
not another Joseph McCarthy

A series of amendments which
wvould strengthen a proposed new
,ity housing code wvere introduced
ait an open hearing of City Council
last night along %vtih objections
that the code would isolate land-
lords as solely responsible for hous-
ing violations.
The proposed code, sponsored by
Councilman Len Quenon (D-Sec-
3nd Ward.) xas passed by council
unanimously on first reading Nov.
17, and will come up for the final
v'ote at next Monday's council
mneet ing.
SA key amendment to the code,
introduced last night by a mem-
ber' of the Washtenawv County
Legal Aid Society, wvould allow
tenants to place their' rent into
ai private or city-established escrow
account if the city failed to in-
spect the dwvelling within 10 days
after the tenants filed a comnplaint
with the city, providing the owner
See ASK, Page 6

* More than 300 police hold
a four-hour siege against a
Black Panther headquarters
in Los Angeles.
* A bare majority of the Na-
tional Commission on the
Causes and Prevention of
Violence condemn the use
of massive civil disobedi-
ence as a tactic to change
the law.


The dispute over the legitimacy
of the election of Inter-H o u s e
Assembly president Jack Myers
will be decided at IHA's meeting
tionight when a vote on officers
is expected.
Insurgents in IHA claim that
Myer's election last Feb. 11 was
invalid because a quorum of the
organization's members was not
The challengers - IHA treas-
urer William Thee and Adminis-
trnii p Vir rcirlr~rTe','kinp,~z

Myers yesterday defended the
legitimacy of the election, saying
that the new constitution was not
ratified until April -- 2 months
after the election. The old con-
stitution states presidents of
houses which hav paid their dues
are eligible to vote.
Only about 27 houses were paid
up at that time, so the 16 mem-
bers present formed a quorum,
Myers said.
Myers also cited an IHA resolu-
tion from 1968 which said mem-

the Board of Governors," which
for many years has said all IHA
members can vote, regardless of
dus payment, "all members
should have had an opportunity to
vote," Brown said.
Even the most recent M y e r s
appointment, Judy Kursman. who
was selected to replace Miss John-
son as vice president, concedes
Myers' foes may have a point.
"It sounds like they have a
case." she said last night. "If they
are right, I'm all for bringing it

H.ike in~
Daily Newsaly
"Things have simply caught;
up with us," says Associate Di-
rector of University Housing
Edward Salowitz, chairman of
the Residence Hall Rate Com-
Now, with a substantial room
and board increase in the of-
fing "things" are catching up
vith the dorm residents. And
" nfohin ''iln" nhn hi,' moonne


rates predicted

Gerald Burkhouse, building
director at Stockwell Hall and
also a committee member, sums
up the situation, "We're guess-
ing in the range of $20, but I
can see the increase from $75 to
One factor they must consider
is the soaring inflation r a t e.
This year's food costs were pro-
jected to rise five per cent.
But xvith the .year only half
crnrnp fhp n ha pnlrpnnA rivr'n

ed to them, but it's validity is
upheld by Salowitz.
"I sent a memo on these fig-
ures to (Acting President for
Student Affairs) Barbara New-
ell and (Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer) Wilbur
Pierpont and they haven't said
we're wrong and they haven't
said we're right," Salowitz says.
"From that," he adds, "I can
only infer that the figures are

which the rate committee now
faces. The immediate problem
is how to reduce the impact of
rate hike.
One suggestion for a decrease
is to transfer some staff costs
from the housing office's ope-
rating fund, made up of room
and board payments into the
general fund, which is part of
the state's appropriation to the
Hn,innos '~ts Maid ifor .by the

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