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Cloudy, cooler,
chance of rain

Vol. LXXX, No. A (nn Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, September 9, 1969 Ten Cents
Students t isutROTC, may aedsc
By RON LANDSMAN tions like any other class disrup- Physical scuffles and screaming "We won't worry about things Shaw is chairman of the col- grades'" e said, although he cal- "I he
and ERIKA HOFF ions," he said. "Whether one likes matches are not in the plans, other before they happen" le said, al- lege's administrative board, witlch edl such a course of action unlikely, who a
Daily, News A nayis' it or not, ROTC classes are just organizers said. though he noted that the interim handles cases of academic stand- Vice President for Academic A- demic
The plans are set---up to triee like any other classes." "We will entr lses and con- rles on student discipline, ap- ing and student discipline, fairs Allen Smith attended the said.
dozen students will begin disrupt- He said there are three way the t'dc vtyiil h ts'co' proved by the school until the new With regard to the specific (the- SACUA meeting with Fleming ye.- kinda
ing University ROTC classes this University handles disruptions-- - sayteeyhn teisrcos" said Barry Bluestone,grd Regents bylaws, including disci- turbances planned, Shawv said, "It terday. He reportedly will conider demic
Thursay i"anhtnetthettonmkerdsctornarsactinbytheiollee. ilinat'y rules, are accepted. are still i fair to say that if the aprc the ROTC disruptions at his r - to pere
it impossible for ROTC to operate recourse to the student judiciary "We h ntutrsy,'hs in fc. priate, discipline free xchange of ular monthly meeting with the .
on camputs. system if the action violates Stu- 'This is Fascism 101.'" Education Prof. Joseph Payn'w ideas cannot go on, that would be deans of all the schools rind cl- demic
Although the Univesity has yet dent Government Council rules, ordirpon"lesladfrtmrow
tomblz ocutrtesuet' action by civil authorities. "We will keep doing this until chairman of SACUA last night diuponlessatdoromro. a pur
pomlazte talkcontrdisut s's H de htteUnvriy i scerthtRT ant e- said the interim Hiles, althogh He declined to consider the cae le denied last night that theTh
pntetaignoe adwpillnotgas "HeasdtedoptionthreeUndery i ate son erthis atcampus," he oieadded. not specifically endorsed by SA- in light of precedents of cases issue would be brought up becaus.e Theou
not benigord ad il nt o "asth otin t poceduner "We will show that there are CUA. are generally supported by taken previously by the board the agenda was npcecl beorre clann
utnnot iced. any of the options" and declined eog e~ewo u' ytl SACUA, the highest faculty body. nloting that the board prefers to the disruption plans were announ,.-
"This will be discussed with the to predict now what the University eog eec fpol hi hjois s ywl h o go on a case-by-case basis. ed. He did say, though, that all tion s
appropriate people before Thurs- aright do. prsneothibdewll10 The literary college is also set Shaw went on to note that the the schools and colleges already TheI
day." said President Fleming, who The disruption plans do notltin- let it." legally to act if its students are faculty code allows fines and "some had sufficient rules on the books receiv
met with thre Senate Advisory elude actions that would be likely But academic sanctions are de- involved in disruptions. odd things" as sanctions against to allow them to discipline d'knt its ac
Committee on University Affairs to require police action. finitely in view. "Someone who disupts is stab- students, but added that the board stators that c
earlier in the day to dicuss the "What we are aiming for is cie- Dean Stephen Spur' of the ject to disciplinary action,' As- has tiaditionally limited itself to Barry Bluestone took a some- sions i
mat tei. ative dsuto, said one oftil gdae school declined toprdc sistant Dean James Shaw said. letteis of rpiad rbto. wa ein tiuetwr h withI
He sid he asewil betreted organizers of the protest, Dennis what his school might do if grad- "We don't go out and apprehend expulsion and suspension. cml
like other similar disruptions. Church. "Something coherent uate students were involved in the people, but if a complaint is made. "And we can't rule out such threat of academic discipline A ft
"We would treat ROTC disrup- should be said" disruptions we can act." academic sanctions as ciatgilg against the disrupters compe

Eight Pages
r 0
Lope there at'e a lot of '4eople
ie willing to put their aca-
standing on the line," he
'If there's going to be any
of action in terms of aca-
sanctions, that's not going
vent me from taking ,)art."
has nothing to do with aca-
standing,- he added, "it is
ely political act."
ROTC questionl is ,oiilg
h more nor'mal academic
els in addition to the disi'up-
slated to start Thursday.
Senate Assembly has alr'eady
ed a pi'eliminary report froml
-ademic affairs committee
cals at least fot' major revi-
in the University's relations
ROTC, and also considers
ete sepat'ation.
inal report is schleduled for
tion Oct. 10

Stud ents



on LSA unit Consider


1Win ih1ree of nine seats
on curtriculum ttcmmtiittee
The literary coliege faculty yesterday granted full voting
rights to the three student members of the LSA curriculum
committee but delayed designating a mechanism for choosing
the student mlembers.
The action of the faculty culminated work on restruc-
Wring the committee which began last October with a strong
impetus fr'om efforts of both Student Government Council
and the Radical Caucus to seat voting student members.
Although the app~roval of representation came after con-
siderable struggl ie, it was not unexpected, and former Cur-

City officials and a spokesman
for the U.S. Attorney's office in
Detroit yesterday refused to con-
firm or deny rumors that tihe Jus-
tice Depar'tment has dropped an
investigati101 of Sheriff Douglas
A one-paragraph story app~ear-
in~g in Sunday's issue of tihe De-
troit Free Press said tile probe bad
been dropped. T 1h e investigation
was reportedly ot'det'ed in response
to complaints f r o in Atnn Arbot'
citizenls about Sheriff Hat'vev':'
handling of tile South University
disturbances last June.
"This office never confit'med or
detnied that tile inlvestigation was
open., That statemenlt by the dis-
trict attor'mey still stands." said
Assistant District Attorney George
Ann Arbor o1ffi'ials, while con-
firming thlat tile investigation hlad
been takeni up, would not. s a y
whether or not thiey knew it was
being dropped.
''Newmlan is the nianti'~itik'ipal-
ly involved in tile investgation,''
said City Attorney Jerry Lax:.
A two-manl city Comnmission is
cut'rentlyl investigating Har'vey's
actions onl Soutih University.

rictilum Committee Chairman
James Gindin admitted that
"both the student members
and faculty ex-officio mem-
bers had informally voted all
during last year."
However, yester'day 's resolut ionl
stipulates that faculty ex-officio
mlemlbet's w~ill not have a vote in
tile fuitui'e.
Despite tile apprtoval of student
votin~g rigihts, somel faculty mein-
bet's viewed the refusal to set up a
selection process yesterday as a
possible target fom' continuing pro-
Louis Orin of thle Neat' Easternm
Lanlguages and Literature depart -
;ment suggested that mlethlods for
selection of the students be made
explicit to calml studetnt suspicions
that the cturrent nmethod of ap-
poitmen~t by tile LSA executive
commllittee and SGC mlighlt con-
"I can jutst hear students now
saying that tile students onl the
board ar'e unrepr~iesenltative because
they at'e appoinlted by unlelected
faculty boards." Orlinl said.
The faculty r'efused to act u-
Sniediately, but directed tile Execu-
tive Committee to designate the
lanlner' of selectinlg tile studett
In ap~proving student voting
rigihts onltile commtlittee, tile fac-
ulty also defeated amlenldmnlts to
have eithlet' 110studlentt oting
metmbet's or equal student ii d
faculty trept'esentationi.
Prof. Jacob Pi'ice of tile lisi"in y
dlepartmenlt at'gued thlere sholiid he
io student i'epresentation 0o1
grounlds thlat students andd lacutlty
canniotlper'fort'hie same f11ic1(t tll
att a univer'sity.
See LSA, Page 'I

Daily - Erit'P' eau ,x
Iarv meetslhis conistlit tleicy
Rep. 'Marvin Esch iR-:Bich) met last night with about 15 members of the White Panther Party at
his Ann Arbor office. The Panthers asked for Esch's aid in securing the release of John Sinclair,
Panther minister of information, who is serving a 91,E to ten year sentence in state prison for pos-
session of marijuana. Esch said he would study the case.

for ca
President Robben Fleming
has initiated discussions with
the faculty on the possibility
that professors participating
in a campus strike against the
Vietnam War this fall should
be penalized if they violate
teaphing obligations.
In a letter dated Aug. 7 to the
Senate Advisory Committee onl
Univet'sity Affairs. tile top faculty
' body , Fleming suggested som~e ac-
tionl mlighlt be taketn against pr1o-
fessot's , vho canlcel classes to
participat Ein tile strike.
Asked yesterday if lie nmighlt
take unilater'al actionl againlst
striking faculty member's, Flemitng
declined to rule out tile possibil-
we 'll think about and discuss whenl
tile time comes,", he said.
Inl his let-t'r, Fleming stressed
tile problemn of possible disruption
of University activities by faculty
mnember's, as well as the questionl
of classes cancelled by striking
pro'fessors5. l S]~~
A nlumlber' of faculty mlemlber's DIRK
atre planntinlg to plarticipate int ant
Oct. 15 strike against tile war.
Orghe d tt'ik .isbion wiodimlasis,- ~
t'gastizei edOlaincordinaidebasis.
cally by tile Ann Ai'boi' Antiwar
Coalit ion-New Mobilization Comn-
Fleming atnd Vice President for e
Academic Affaim's Allan F. Smitil
discussed qutestionls outlinled in
the president's letter withl SACUA
yestet'day at a regular'ly sch1eduled W SI
Flemnmg declitled to comlment oil yesterday d'
the discussion, but Pt'of. Payne,' Kinley Dirk
SACUA chairman, said committee; appointmeil
memlbers did not express great Ealr
conlcer'n fox'tile problems tile pr'e- Eryn
sident outlined, to be a sha
Payne said SACUA mnember's Dirksen.
getlerally agi'eed thlat a 30-day By 11 a.
strike, fox' example, could not be lican policy
toler'ated, but that there was a The ba'
questionl of whether "you ar'e go-
See FLEMING, Page 3 all the deep







City Council defeated last night
a pr'oposed ordinanmce wichd would
hlave pr'ohibited the distributionl of
obscente mater'ials to people below
the age of 18.
Tile ordiinanice. proposed by
Counciltnan James Stephenlson
(R-Thit'd Ward), sp~ecifically' bar-
red tile distribution of visual r'ep-
r'esenltationls of "nludity 01' sexual
conduct-wihich is "hlar'mftul to

The'or'dintance also pr'ohibited
the diistibutionl 01 verbal narra-
tives of sexuaml conlduct or sexual
Aftex' a 40 mlitlute debate, coutncil
voted 8-3 againlst passage. Tile
ot'diinance was supported by the
thriee Republican councilmen and
op~posed by tile sevenl Democratic
councilmenl and Mayoi' Robert
According to Stephenson, tile


Housing future bleak



or'dinatnce was itnteinded to siupple-
mlent an already existinlg state law
prohlibiting tile distribution of ob-
scenle material.
"Tile itntenlt is to provide tile
city of Ann Ai'bor witilall effec-
tive obscenity ordinanlce whlichl
gives validity to our' traditionlal
stanldards of protectinlg mnotrs
from all soi'ts of thinlgs." Stephen-
sonl said.
He mlade specifimc refer'ence to
allegedly obsene words anld pic-
tures published by the Ann Arbor
Argus and the White Panlther
Partty'. .
Alluditng to tile P a n1 t 11 e r s
Stephlenson said, "We presetntly
hlave a group dedicated to destroy-
ing out' democr'atic iilstitutiotns.
"Thlis nmakes it tobsetityj a
par'ticular probleml at thlis timle."
Argus editor' Kenl Kelley was
arrested last week on tn obscenity
chlarge resultinlg froml a pictur'e
published inl the Argus shlowing
Stephenson sittinlg at a council
mleeting holding a large. hanld-
Whlile exprte>.iilg a feelinlg of
"offense" at tile picture, Harris
said. "The issue toinight is tnot
wvhetiher we disagr'ee with tile
I Argusi editor's. but whletiher'out'
disagreemlent. should be tranlated
into the passage of an ordinanlce
forbidding the distributionl of

Citizen group b~acks
ADC clotlinig demand

-Da ily--Azidty Sacks~
Pr'esident Robben JV. Fleming
OP prepares for
d ership battle
D~aily Washington(Cor'respondet'
NGTON ---- Although the Senate was not in session
due to the death of minority leader Everett Mc-
ksen, most senators were ill their offices and few
nts were cancelled.
morning marked the beginning of what promises
arply contested battle to elect a replacement for
-.m. "rumors were rife" around the Senate Repub-
committee, according to one staff member.
attle for minority leader promises to bring out
pliberal-conservative divisions which have afflict-

Sonmc 290 students t'enmained inl temlpo-
rary ilousinlg last nighlt as University offi-
cials were able to locate permlanett i'i-
leilce hlall space for onl n'inite of tile over-
flow dorm residients.
Tile Inine spaces became available yester-
day aftei' the West Quad building staff
comlpleted its sut'vey of possible vacancies.
Marletle Mantyk, coor'dinator' of place-
mlent, said tile iousing office is awaitinlg
simlilart'surveys fr'omiltile othert'residence
iDulls before assigninlg any m~ore permanent
spacs to tile students.
Edward Salowitz, associate director of

A newly for'ted citizens' c'0ns-
mlittee failed yesterday inl its at-
temlpt to ihave tile coutnty Board of
Supervisors call all emergenlcy
mleeting to conlsider' additional:
school clothinlg funlds foi' welfare
Tile commllittee is a loosely -ot'-
gatnized group of about 25 "conl-
cer'ned citizens," mxostly mliddle-
class nmother's. Their aim is to

More tihan tenl comnmittee rlv'ni-
bers met yesterday with U.S. Rep.
'Mar'vin Esch (R-Ann At'bor) and
tequested thlat lhe use his influenlce
to arrange an emergency mneeting~
between tile Board of Supervisor's
and tile welfare mlot hex's.
Escil told tihenmother's tihat he
has no control over' the board of
supervisot's, Mrs. Erlichl said.
Later inth ie day tile mothers
mlet wvith memllbers of the .Socal'
Ser'vices Board and other c anty

ed the Republican party f o r
over a generationl.
Tile front-runnmer appears to be
tile moder'ately libce'aIllminority
whlip Hughl Scott of Pennsylvania
who is currently s~rving as de
facto mninot'ity leader.
Tihe conlservatives am'e expect-
ed to support. it lwtr bon, Ronman
Hruska of Nebra. ka. vh:Io probab-
"ly would ilave ben Dirk-sen's per-
tsonal choice, or S °l. Gordon Allot
'of Colorado. gener'ally considered
>to be mlore populat'.
Scott defeated Hruska by a vote
of 23 to 20 for nlnority whip inl
eat'ly January. a t the same tinme
Ted Kennedywa being elected
nmajority whip.
Waiting fot' a ;potential d~adlock
ar'e two mlodettes w ho have been

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